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The Communication and Customer Services Unit of Tweed Shire Council is responsible for media releases, responding to journalist, television and photo requests, and general media and industry publication related enquiries. Media organisations are encouraged to use our email subscription service to receive automatic notification of Council media releases via email. You can unsubscribe at any time by logging in to the right, then select the 'Unsubscribe' option.

Requests from media organisations for information or comment regarding Council operational matters should be directed to Council's Communications Unit on (02) 6670 2575 or email mediaTSC@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

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Last 10 Available Media Releases
24 February 2017
New Organics service vital for less to landfill
3 Bin System media release
A new bin service is coming to Tweed Shire to help the community divert more waste away from landfill.
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23 February 2017
Queensland Governor makes long-awaited MOAC visit
Queensland Governor visit media release
A visit to the Margaret Olley Art Centre is an experience every Australian should have at some time in their life, according to the Queensland Governor, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC.
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17 February 2017
One of the best remembered in Museum's Collectors Cabinet
Museum Top Brass media release
A new collectors display at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah is both a celebration of all things brass and a tribute to one of the Museum’s most dedicated volunteers.
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16 February 2017
Hall talk takes Gallery to another world
If These Halls Could Talk - Gallery media release
A new exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery delves deeper into a celebration of town halls in the Northern Rivers and the stories they inspire.
14 February 2017
Free workshop for bikers to 'Survive the Ride'
Survive the Ride workshop

Tweed Shire Council invites all motorcyclists to ride the popular Numinbah Road to Chillingham next Sunday (19 February 2017) and attend a free Survive the Ride workshop run by former riding instructors and motorcycle highway patrol officers.

The two-hour theory workshop is designed to help riders improve their riding decisions and manage risk through the use of roadcraft, riding techniques and riding gear.

The workshop will cater to all rider levels and be held at the Chillingham Hall, with lunch provided.

Motorbikes make up just four per cent of vehicles registered in New South Wales yet, over the past five years in northern New South Wales, motorcyclists have accounted for 18 per cent of road fatalities. And, in the past 12 months, that statistic was 23 per cent.

Council is sponsoring the workshop as part of the Local Government Road Safety Program, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from road trauma.

“Motorcycling is more popular than ever and this is sadly reflected in an increase in motorcycle fatalities in our region,” said Council Road Safety Officer Alana Brooks.

The workshop, from 12 noon to 2pm, is being run by Survive the Ride Association of NSW (STRA) Riders.

“Riders are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety – it doesn't hurt any less when it's not your fault,” said Survive the Ride Association’s David Tynan.

Riders are encouraged to book a place at the workshop by phoning (02) 6670 2400 to assist with catering.

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14 February 2017
Workshop to provide insights into creative business success
Workshop to provide insights into creative business success

Creative businesses in the Tweed have the chance to hear from one of the industry’s most dynamic and respected figures next month as part of the NSW Government’s ‘Back to Business Week’ event series.

Monica Davidson from the award-winning Creative plus Business  will share her ‘Top Ten Tips for Creative Business Success’ at a workshop in Murwillumbah on Saturday 4 March.

The workshop will focus on the essential things needed to run a freelance and/or creative business. The advice is relevant to many professions including; filmmaker, writer, designer, visual artist, musician, composer, dancer or performer.

Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne, said the workshop is an opportunity for anyone starting out, or already running a creative, to get some help to grow their business.

“Monica Davidson is one of the most respected speakers in her field,” she said.

“It’s a great coup to have her come to work with Tweed businesses and I hope our local creatives take advantage of the opportunity.

“There is a strong community of talented creative people in the Tweed that we want to support through Council’s Economic Development Strategy and the ‘Creative Cauldron’ initiative.”

An acclaimed author, Monica Davidson began her creative life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker before starting a film production company in the early 1990s

In 2013 she was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor and more recently was named as one of the Westpac 100 Women of Influence for her work in the creative industries and her company Creative Plus Business.

All participants at this workshop will receive a link to a bespoke website with links and notes, a PDF handout of resources and exercises, and a chance to network with other creatives.

The workshop costs $25 and runs from 10am-1pm on Saturday 4 March at The Citadel in Queen Street, Murwillumbah. To register, please visit:

https://backtobusinessweek.eventbrite.com.au

Back to Business Week is a NSW Government initiative that celebrates small to medium businesses and promotes and supports the critical role they play in local communities.

For more information on Back to Business Week 2017, please visit:

http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/businessconnect/back-to-business-week


14 February 2017
Changed access to Tweed temporary Library site
Altered library access media release
Access to the temporary Tweed Heads Library sites has changed for the next few weeks, as construction work continues on the upgrade of the nearby library building in February and early March.
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10 February 2017
Village exhibition turns spotlight on Uki
Museum Uki village exhibition
The Tweed is made up of many historic, beautiful and vibrant villages, each with its own unique characteristics and stories to tell.
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7 February 2017
Greater water safety awareness brings spike in learn-to-swim numbers
TRAC learn to swim media release
Another spike in bookings for swimming lessons at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre has been attributed to a growing awareness among parents about the need for children to have water safety skills.
3 February 2017
Racecourse Road section closed for repair works
Racecourse Road section closed for repair work

Council will close a small section of Racecourse Road, near the intersection of Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah, on Monday (6 February) to repair a creek-bank slippage that threatens to undermine the road.

 

Work to stabilise the bank of nearby Mayal Creek and strengthen the section of built-up road that is in danger of failing will take about one month and cost $60,000.

 

The road will be closed to all traffic, which will be diverted around the section via Cane Road.

 


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