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POLICE TARGET DRIVERS IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLITZ

Tweed police have been out in force on border roads, with more than 15-hundred drivers stopped in the past four days. Police say overall, they’ve been impressed with the behaviour. Read More »

GARY BAGNALL NEW TWEED MAYOR

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Gary Bagnall has been elected the new Mayor of Tweed Shire,¬†securing majority support from fellow councillors, and beating former mayor Barry Longland. He’ll hold the position for 12 months. While Phil Youngblutt was elected Deputy Mayor. Read More »

RETIRED POLICE SHARE STORIES FROM THE BEAT

These men and women have just about seen it all…and boy, do they have some stories to tell. Tweed police officers fired up the barbecue, for dozens of former boys and girls in blue from the Tweed and Gold Coasts, who got together celebrating Retired Police Officer Day. A chance to be thanked by current officers for their service…and to share quirky anecdotes from back in the day. Some of these blokes worked in the force for up to 40 years all across Queensland and New South Wales. And they agree, once you’re in the police force….you’re an officer forever.   Read More »

MURWILLUMBAH MUSEUM OPENS DOORS

After a three year multi-million dollar refurbishment, Murwillumbah’s Museum has reopened. Local leaders hope the historic building will provide a tourism boost for The Tweed. Read More »

TWEED SEAGULLS KNOCKED TO FOURTH AFTER WYNNUM MANLY THRASHING

It was a battle of the Seagulls at Kingaroy, when Tweed and Wynnum Manly went head-to-head in the Q-R-L country round. Tweed suffered a disappointing 32 to 4 loss – and dropped to fourth place on the ladder. Read More »

MT WARNING BUSH WALKERS TARGETED BY OPPORTUNISTIC THIEVES

First it was surfers, now bush walkers have become a favourite target of thieves – their new haunt, Mount Warning where cars have been smashed and raided. Meantime, Tweed police are still on the hunt for a man who tied up and robbed Tavern workers, armed with a machete. Read More »

“KNITTING NANNAS” AIM TO STITCH UP TWEED CSG MINING FOR GOOD

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Rallying for a cause is no teaparty unless, of course, you’re one of these ladies. The so-called “knitting nannas” are taking on CSG mining giants, one stitch at a time. Inspired by the success of a similar group at the Bentley blockade anti-CSG protest, the pensioners are making a peaceful stand against unconventional gas mining in the region. “Do you think people listen more to a group of knitting nannas than to yelling protesters? Well, I think so. A lot of people don’t like that kind of confrontation.” And in case you’re wondering what it is they’re knitting, we’re told it’s a huge woollen banner, to hang at future rallies. Read More »

HOMELESS ADVOCATES REVEAL DESPERATE NEED FOR MORE COMMUNITY HOUSING

Good news for Tweed residents feeling the pinch as rent prices rise – a new state supported affordable housing complex has opened at South Tweed. But homeless advocates are asking why that state support isn’t also being given to those on the streets. Read More »

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONDEMNS ANTI-CSG SIGNS

Coal seam gas mining is a polarising issue in the Tweed, but its Chamber of Commerce says displaying ‘gasfield free’ signs around the region is taking the issue too far. Council is proposing displaying the signs at entrances to the shire, an idea that’s received a widely positive response from activists. But the Chamber says while it doesn’t support CSG mining in the area, the signs are too political and bad for business. “We just don’t think that’s a positive way of talking about business in the Tweed. We would like to see signs that encourage small business, like ‘welcome to Tweed Shire, we’re open for business.” Council is calling for feedback on the idea until the end of the month. Read More »

REALTORS URGED TO DOB ON TWEED BIKIES

Determined to keep bikies out of the Tweed, police are now urging real estate agents to dob in gang members trying to buy or rent properties. It follows recent raids on two clubhouses in the border region. Read More »

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