Tweed Shire Council at a glance

Council at a glance.

Find out what council voted on this week.

Christmas cheer at Bobs competition

JOYFUL: Keith Parker and Gene Haynes catch up at the Bobs Christmas Party.

Bolton Clarke Darlington retirement village hosted the party.

$1m worth of cannabis seized from Northern Rivers home

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Police still hunting for dope culprit.

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Pioneering family tracing links back to our $20 note

Living up to ancestor's strong spirit

Husk gets spicy with new rum release

SPICY ADDITION: Husk Distillers' Harriet Messenger with the North Tumbulgum company's new spiced rum launched this week.

Tumbulgum-based distillers bring new rum to the table

Desperate plea to save 200 year old tree

Jenny Grinlington, Mali an Brian Rawle and Sherrie Yeomans and Josh Kelly feel the community should have been consulted with more time over the decision to cut down the fig tree on Castle Drive.

200-year-old fig tree to come down on Monday.

Grafton's got jacarandas... what should Lismore have?

Lismore City Council is calling on its residents to provide some feedback on what should be come the towns signature tree.

Council is planning to have a signature tree species

Region's top cop welcomes recruit allocation

Tweed/Byron LAC Superintendent Wayne Starling (centre) with NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and other officers at the opening of the new Tweed Heads Police Station on Friday, September 8.

The Tweed's top cop has welcomed news of recruits for the region

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REVEALED: Kesha confirmed for Bluesfest 2018

Today's announcement also includes Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Juanes and Seu Jorge, plus Byron Bay's Ziggy Alberts, among others.

OPEN: Tickets to see Flume at Falls, signed vinyl on auction

HOT TICKETS: Flume took the top spot in Triple J's 2016 Hottest 100 poll.

It is an exclusive copy of Skin autographed by Flume

VIDEO: Will Dustyesky go to Russia with the Socceroos?

FROM MULLUMGRAD: Director Andrew Swain (centre, holding a dog) with most of Dustyesky's Choir.

The all-male choir from Mullumgrad has been booked for Womadelaide

Angus Stone gets woken up by the cows licking his yurt

SIBLINGS: Angus and Julia Stone.

Julia Stone explained her sibling's Byron hinterland lifestyle

Getting ready for the 2018 Games

Heavy traffic can be managed if everyone plans for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Learn how to avoid traffic during the games.

The best of both food worlds found in Mur'bah

Tracey and Terry Vine from the Mental Lentil Burger Bar in Murwullumbah.

Mental Lentil is offering a fifty-fifty menu.

Quinns hop into tourism-focused market

Mark Quinn from Ilnam Estate at Carool with a McLaren Vale shiraz in the new 8 Kangaroos decorative wine bottle.

Ilnam Estate gets a foot in the door of duty-free market

Visitor stats are promising for Tweed

Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre volunteers Astrid Joseph, Julie Kiker, Ray Slater and Maggie Dadds.

Tourists are loving the Tweed as much as ever, according to new data

Tweed business is booming

Construction is the highest registered business (20.3 per cent) on the Tweed.

Census data reveals 4.8 per cent employment rate.

The #metoo movement

As the victims & voices behind the #MeToo movement are named TIME's "Person Of The...

Macca at Tweed

THE host of the popular Sunday ABC Radio show, Australia All Over, Ian ‘Macca’ McNamara visited Murwillumbah on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

THE host of the popular Sunday ABC Radio show, Australia All Over, Ian ‘Macca’...

Same sex marriage passes

A historic bill to make same-sex marriage legal has passed through the House of...

10 girls names shooting up the charts in 2018

WE'VE done a round-up of the top ten most popular names coming our way for baby girls in 2018.

The kid earning $14.6m a year

Ryan from Ryan ToysReview is a YouTube star. Picture: YouTube

Meet the kid making $14.6 million a year reviewing toys on YouTube

Mum: ‘completely inappropriate’ to drink alcohol around kids

This mum has had it with the mandatory drinking that goes down at every gathering this time of year

Mum says drinking at 2pm at kids' event inappropriate

'I don't think kids play enough'

Chris Wilson, owner of The Gympie Jungle, is selling up to spend more time with her family.

Gympie Jungle owners looking to sell all-weather play centre

Ticking time bomb: Have you been too lazy to fix yours?

A deployed airbag is seen in a 2001 Honda Accord.

Still more than 43,000 of the worst airbags on our roads.

Fight for life: 'We thought he wasn't going to make it'

HOME BY CHRISTMAS: Little Eddie has had several complications in hospital after being born at 26 weeks old, but now the little fighter could be home in time for Santa.

HE was born 26 weeks premature, with nothing but complications since

ONLINE MADNESS: Today is busiest day for cyber shopping

Christmas shoppers are being urged to get organised.

eBay Australia predicted more than five gifts sold per second

First look trailer of new Jessica Jones

AFTER waiting what seems like years — oh wait, it has been years — we finally have a trailer and a date for a new season of Jessica Jones. Thank god.

10 Things star reveals Heath’s secret talent

Julia Stiles has opened up about working with Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Here’s what was going on behind the scenes on the hit teen movie.

A Place to Call Home’s shock death

Jenni Baird as Regina Standish.

Popular Australian drama kills off arch villainess Regina Standish.

Hugh Grant reveals his big film regret

Hugh Grant has revealed there’s one movie he wishes he didn’t say yes to.

Grant was inundated with offers after Four Weddings and A Funeral.

When buying off-the-plan goes wrong

Leon Sidik is unhappy with his off-the-plan townhouse. Picture: Channel 9

What happens when buying off-the-plan doesn’t go according to plan?

'We could be homeless for Christmas'

HOMELESS: Zoe Wisse and her twins Carma and Willow are at risk of being homeless this Christmas.

WHAT should be the most joyous time could become a nightmare.

Rainbow Beach leads Airbnb boom

GRAB A SHARE: Rainbow Beach is leading the growth of Airbnb in the region.

Gympie's share rentals soar in past two years.

Deposit drive hard slog for young Ipswich couple

TOUGH SLOG: Brent Pettersson and Penelope Sparrow are trying to save for a deposit while renting.

"We've both accepted defeat in being able to buy any time soon.”

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

POLLIE TICKLED: No job? We can fix that

A whole new method of job-hunting on offer.

Get back on the job train with these top tips

Rail squabble over 900 Queensland jobs

New Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch. Picture: Wesley Monts

Mayor says 'a lot of zero sum thinking going on'.

Toowoomba rates highly for jobs and housing

Geraint Hudson has moved to Toowoomba from Sydney and says his family have loved living there.

Jobless? you might be living in the wrong place

Regional hubs the answer to affordable housing

Geelong has reinvented itself in recent years after the Ford factory closed and many new industries are finding a home in the city centre, which is only 75km from Melbourne. Source: COGG

Moving away from the big cities can bring lifestyle benefits.

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Chevrolet Silverado and Camero coming here courtesy HSV

Chevrolet Silverado pick-up (2017 model shown). Picture: Supplied

HSV undertaking Chev conversions to right-hand drive.

Our surprising car of the year winner

The 2017 Car of the Year Awards are here.

The brand used to be the butt of cruel jokes about its reliability

Why aren't all four-wheel drive owners doing this?

Isuzu's I-Venture Club program helps owners use their 4x4 Isuzus in a safe and structured environment under expert instruction.

Isuzu helps buyers get into the great outdoors.

Instead of watching the traffic, how about a movie?

Senior Mercedes engineering executive Jochen Haab with the Level 3 autonomous driving test Sydney to Melbourne last month. Picture: Joshua Dowling

Race to turn your autonomous car into a cinema.

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