Australia Day raises our spirit
THE competitive spirit of Australians was evident across the Tweed Shire yesterday as locals flocked to events to cele- brate Australia Day.
Tweed Shire Council put on events across the shire and many races, bake-offs and sporting contests brought energy and fun to the occasion.
The recent Ashes series between Australian and England could not hold a candle to the cricketing heroics on show between the “around the corner” team and the “over the bridge” mob at Tumbulgum.
Kingscliff played host to a tug-of-war competition while thong throwing was more the order of the day at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.
At the Ivory Tavern the competition was more high-tech with a healthy Wii Cricket competition entertaining the masses.
Murwillumbah was the centre of the universe for devotees of egg and spoon races. Other towns made the most of contests for everything from Anzac biscuit eating to damper baking with delicious results.