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FRIDAY SPELLS FLOODS FOR TWEED

Around the Tweed, the S-E-S has been kept busy with a steady stream of calls for help – with waterways to rise during the night. Read More »

FLOODING ON THE TWEED, SCHOOLS CLOSED

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The Tweed has been drenched by more than 120mm of rain in the past 24 hours. Streams are already swollen from heavy rain over the past month so roads were quickly flooded overnight. A flood watch for moderate to major flooding is current for the Tweed Valley, and the Bureau of Meteorology says it’s not possible to predict a peak because it’s unclear how much rain will fall. All schools across the region have closed. Emergency services are warning residents to prepare for more heavy rain into this evening. Gold Coast beaches are closed. Read More »

TWEED RECYCLING CENTRE EXPANDS

Tweed residents could be spring-cleaning a little early this year, thanks to a new waste facility. The upgrade will also generate more supplies and work for the scrap metal industry. Read More »

7-11 STAFF TAKE TWO HOURS CALL POLICE AFTER ARMED ROBBERY

Police were left scratching their heads, when called to a Tweed Heads armed robbery this morning. The robber is still on the run… But police were stunned by the victim’s cool approach to the crime. Read More »

JOINT TASKFORCE TO KEEP BOATIES IN LINE OVER CHRISTMAS

Break the rules and you WILL get caught. That’s the message from Tweed Police as they begin a joint taskforce with fisheries and maritime services over the busy Christmas season. It’s hoped the three-month operation will lead to an increase in permanent water patrols. Read More »

COUNCIL CUTS TO RED TAPE LURE EVENTS TO TWEED

Cultural events injected tens of millions of dollars into Tweed’s economy this year… But a move to cut red tape for festival organisers could make next year even more profitable. Read More »

BORDER RESIDENTS REMEMBER FALLEN MATES

The Coolangatta-Tweed RSL made sure residents on either side of the border were able to pay their respects for Remembrance Day. Two services were held just streets apart, to mark 96 years since the end of World War One. Read More »

DRIVE SLOW, KEEP WATCH – THAT’S THE MESSAGE AS KOALA ROAD DEATHS SPIKE

Wildlife experts are urging drivers to be alert, after figures emerged showing koala road deaths in the Tweed region are on the rise. 59 koalas have been killed this year so far, compared with 38 in 2013. Experts say it’s important to slow down near koala colonies. Read More »

WHEELCHAIR-BOUND GOLFER CROWNED WORLD CAMP

If you find hitting a golf ball in a straight line is hard enough, try doing it sitting down, using one arm. Tweed’s Dave Sawtell has been crowned Wheelchair Golf Long Drive World Champion. The 48 year old triumphed in Las Vegas and is already looking to his next competition. Read More »

HIP POCKET TO HURT A LITTLE LESS WITH DISCOUNT SUPERMARKET OPEN

Charity ‘On Track’ has opened a new discount supermarket in the Tweed, in a bid to make the necessities more affordable. The focus is on catering for struggling families, with shoppers means-tested before they’re allowed to stock up. Read More »

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