March 23, 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that 5000 homes in Murwillumbah will be the first on the North Coast to receive the National Broadband Network (NBN) through fibre optic connection in 2015/16.
Ms Gillard was in Murwillumbah this morning to visit the Murwillumbah Community Centre with Member for Richmond, Justine Elliot, and to make the announcement.
February 8, 2013
Police have two charged two males after an alleged armed robbery spree in the state’s north.
Officers from Richmond and Tweed/Byron Local Area Commands, as well as State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, established Strike Force McLymont to investigate a string of armed robberies that occurred on the Far North Coast in late January and early February.
About 6.20pm today (Thursday 7 February 2013), police arrested two men, aged 24 and 34, at a motel in Adamstown.
They were taken to Waratah Police Station where they were both charged in relation to five armed robbery offences including:
- A sandwich shop on Ballina Road, Lismore, on 22 January 2013 (knife allegedly used)
- A takeaway shop at Banora Point on 26 January 2013 (handgun allegedly used)
- A video store with at Banora Point on 28 January 2013 (handgun allegedly used)
- A hotel in Lismore on 31 January 2013 (handgun allegedly used)
- A credit union in Casino on 4 February 2013 (handgun allegedly used)
The 24-year-old man was also charged with possess unregistered firearm after a semi-automatic handgun was allegedly located in a motor vehicle at the time of the arrest.
It is understood he is also wanted on arrest warrants in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
The 34-year-old man was also charged with five counts of conceal serious offence.
They have both been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Friday 8 February 2013).
January 7, 2013
Police are preparing a report for the information of the Coroner following the discovery of a body south of Tweed Heads last week.
A man was walking through the Wooyung Nature Reserve on the Tweed Coast Road on Friday afternoon (4 January) when he noticed a tent which had been in the same location a week earlier.
He went to investigate and found a body inside the tent; he then alerted police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command who initiated an investigation.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted this week on the body to determine identity and cause of death.
Missing persons reports are being checked as part of investigation.
January 4, 2013
Police are warning the public to be on a lookout for metal canisters after one was washed up on a beach on the Far North Coast this morning.
A 66-year-old man was walking along Salt Beach at Kingscliff shortly before 7.30am today (4 January) when he noticed a metal canister covered in barnacles on the sand.
December 27, 2012
Police searching for a teenager reported missing on the state’s Far North Coast have located a body.
The 15-year-old was last seen at his Bogangar home about 10am on Saturday (22 December 2012).
Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command launched an extensive search for the boy after he failed to return.
About 10am today (Wednesday 26 December 2012), police located a body near the Bogangar address.
While a formal identification is yet to take place, police believe the body is the missing boy.
His death is not considered suspicious and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.
December 24, 2012
Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a teenager missing from the state’s Far North Coast.
Tyron Cetinich, aged 15, was last seen about 10am on Saturday (22 December 2012) by his parents at his home in Bogangar.
Officers have been told Tyron left his home telling his parents he was going surfing.
When he failed to return by midday, his parents became concerned and contacted police.
Concerns are held for Tyrson’s welfare due to his young age and lack of money. Police have been informed that Tyson may be travelling to Proston in Queensland.
An extensive search of nearby beaches and inquiries to hospitals and local medical centres have been made, however he has not been located.
Tyron is of Caucasian appearance, about 190cm tall with a thin build. He has braces on his teeth and was last seen wearing a grey cap, a navy blue hooded jumper and board shorts.
Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is urged to immediately contact Tweed Heads Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
December 12, 2012
For the first time in Australian history, 150 of the greatest covers spanning over four decades of Rolling Stone Australia are touring the country. Rolling Stone: The Covers 1972 – 2000 is on display at Tweed River Art Gallery until early April 2013.
This show is an artisan travelling exhibition. artisan produces Australia’s largest touring program of craft and design exhibitions and is proud to partner with Rolling Stone Australia to present this first ever exhibition of Rolling Stone covers.
Rolling Stone magazine was launched in 1967 by the young and entrepreneurial Jann Wenner, in the San Francisco heartland of the counter-culture movement.
With an original masthead designed by the late psychedelic artist Rick Griffin, stunning photography and illustration by luminaries including Annie Leibovitz and Ralph Steadman, and the work of stellar art directors, Rolling Stone’s covers have become as iconic as the stars that feature on them.
Many of these covers have come to define an era. This is not in terms of the cover stars but through the brilliant design, photography, illustration and typography.
The Australian edition of Rolling Stone was launched in 1972 by Phillip Frazer, the founder and editor of the Australian popular-culture magazine Go-set.
Since then Australian Rolling Stone has had a string of great editors and art directors. Currently under the stewardship of Matt Coyte, Editor-in-chief, and Joe Ferrara, Art Director, the tradition of stunning cover design continues, as does the tradition of supporting talented local photographers, illustrators, graphic designers and writers.
The Australian Rolling Stone is the longest surviving overseas edition. As the premier music and entertainment magazine in Australia, Rolling Stone has come to reflect global and Australian popular culture with passion, honesty and attitude.
This exhibition features some of the best Australian covers from 1972 to 2010. Together, they chronicle the culture and design of the last four decades.
“I am sure visitors will be fascinated by this exhibition, ” the Director of Tweed River Art Gallery, Susi Muddiman, said.
“Many of the images from the cover of Rolling Stone are now iconic, possibly the most recognisable being the very moving Leibovitz photograph of John and Yoko Lennon in a nude embrace, and the most amusing the irresistibly cheeky Bon Scott doing what he does best. These images take us immediately to their time, as do the changing graphic design styles. This is a great show for lovers of music, design and photography.”
All are invited to attend the official exhibition opening by Phillip Frazer, who founded Rolling Stone Australia in 1972, at 6 (DST) on Friday 18 January 2013.
November 11, 2012
Police have commenced a critical incident investigation following an incident in the state’s north this morning.
About 1.30am today (Sunday 11 November 2012), police stopped a car in Norman Street, Tweed Heads, and arrested the 27-year-old male passenger.
He was taken by police to Tweed Heads Police Station.
On arrival, officers located a quantity of prohibited drugs in the rear of the caged truck, some of which they believe the man may have consumed.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics were called and assessed the man, and he then remained in police custody.
After a period of time, officers called paramedics again who took the man to Tweed Heads Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.
A critical incident team from Richmond Local Area Command will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.
October 18, 2012
A critical investigation team has been formed after a man died following a police pursuit last night, October 17.
About 8.10pm officers attached to Tweed Heads Highway Patrol detected a motorcyclist travelling south along Terranora Road, East Tumbulgum, about 15km west of Tweed Heads.
Police followed the motorcycle for a short distance before the rider lost control and collided heavily with a tree.
The 42-year-old man died at the scene.
An independent critical incident team will investigate the circumstance surrounding the incident.
October 4, 2012
Police on the NSW/Queensland border have charged a man over an armed robbery at a Tweed Heads department store.
About 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 3 October 2012), a man approached the customer service counter at the front of the store, located within a Wharf Street shopping centre, and threatened a female employee with a firearm.
She handed over cash from a register before being ordered to lie on the floor.
The offender then fled the scene on foot.
Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command responded quickly to the incident.
As a result of inquiries, a 55-year-old Rockhampton man was arrested a short time later at a motel on Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads.
A replica pistol was also seized by officers.
The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon for this offence.
He was also charged with a further two counts of robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon, following an alleged robbery at a supermarket at Murwillumbah on the 30 September 2012 and a newsagency at Pottsville on 26 September 2012
He’s been refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court on 15 October 2012.