ALYCE Ridgewell, Brittany John and Amy Hagen celebrated New Year’s Eve in Tweed Heads last night.
ALYCE Ridgewell, Brittany John and Amy Hagen celebrated New Year’s Eve in Tweed Heads last night. Felicia Kosegi

Border towns double fun on NYE

PARTY-goers in the Tweed and Coolangatta were treated to four fireworks shows in five hours last night as the noughties came to a spectacular end.

Thanks to daylight saving, fireworks began in Banora Point at 9pm, then 10pm on Coolangatta Beach, midnight at Jack Evans Boat Harbour before going back to Coolangatta at 1am (all NSW times).

Tweed residents Alyce Ridgewell, Brittany John and Amy Hagen yesterday afternoon said they would be enjoying the sights and sounds of the border firework displays from a friend’s apartment in Tweed Heads.

“We had a perfect view of the fireworks going on around the border,” Ms Ridgewell said.

“We were planning it as a quiet one with friends but you never know where the night can take you.

“Partying at home is the best because clubs are too expensive and it can be hard to get a taxi.”

The end of 2009 also signals the dawning of a new decade for the world.

“I didn’t even realise it was the end of the decade until a few days ago. So it’s not that special to me,” Ms John said.

More than 5000 people were expected to pack into Jack Evans Boat Harbour last night for the fireworks show, which was hosted by Twin Towns Services Club and Tweed Shire Council.

The Bureau of Meteorology said yesterday Tweed Heads can expect a shower or two and a maximum of 29 degrees.

Sunrise on New Year’s Day will be at 5.54am.



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