IN BRIEF

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Road re­pairs

■ TWEED Shire Coun­cil con­trac­tors are be­gin­ning to close a num­ber of shire roads to re­pair dam­age from the March 2017 flood. Some of these clo­sures may leave res­i­dents up­stream of the dam­age site iso­lated for a few days if there are no al­ter­na­tive ac­cess routes avail­able. A Tweed Shire state­ment said the coun­cil con­trac­tor would pro­vide as much ad­vanced no­tice as pos­si­ble to res­i­dents and the coun­cil would sup­port them through me­dia and Face­book posts and its reg­u­lar Road Wrap list­ing on the web­site.

Se­niors’ in­cen­tive

■ AN AUS­TRALIAN-FIRST pi­lot pro­gram was an­nounced this week where NSW Se­niors Card hold­ers will re­ceive a $100 cash re­ward when they sign up as an Airbnb host and suc­cess­fully com­plete their first book­ing of three nights or more. Min­is­ter for Age­ing Tanya Davies said the part­ner­ship with Airbnb would help ease the cost of liv­ing for se­niors, cre­ate real eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties and keep them so­cially con­nected to their com­mu­ni­ties.

Boat­ing man­ners

■ BOATERS will be re­minded to mind their man­ners when out on the wa­ter as part of a state-wide com­pli­ance op­er­a­tion start­ing to­day. Op­er­a­tion “Safer Wa­ter: Smart Boat­ing is Best” kicks off across all NSW wa­ter­ways from Satur­day, April 14, and will con­tinue un­til sun­down on Sun­day, April 22. Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices di­rec­tor An­gus Mitchell said boat­ing safety of­fi­cers would make sure boaters were com­pli­ant with laws in­clud­ing nav­i­gat­ing on the cor­rect side of the wa­ter and us­ing cor­rect safety gear such as life jack­ets and other equip­ment.

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