Tweed news coverage enters bold new era
IT’S hard to believe the presses are about to fall silent on the newspaper that has informed, empowered, entertained and sometimes even annoyed Tweed readers, for 132 years since it was first published in 1888.
So many stories of colourful characters, heroism, hopes, dreams, dramas, and tragedies, political intrigues and community rallies in the high-stakes battles over Tweed’s internationally significant environment; births, deaths, and marriages of so many generations, have all been captured and brought to life in this community-wide shared experience of the printed word.
Over 100 years of the rich history of Tweed Shire have been chronicled in thousands of articles and photographs that have become incredibly important assets for the community.
These shared stories have helped to bond our community, if not always in agreement, at least in shared experience and in better knowing each other.
The Tweed Daily News has helped many people in difficult circumstances, and supported the community through wars and depressions, civil transformations, floods, droughts, fires, climate change and now a pandemic.
Numerous people commented to me that the community support for those affected by our 2017 flood was outstanding and truly extraordinary. That can only come from a well-connected community that knows and cares for each other.
Regional journalism is vital to the health of communities.
Let’s hope it continues to stay strong, in whatever form it takes.
On behalf of Tweed Shire Council, I would like to thank the management and staff of the Tweed Daily News - both past and present - for the invaluable contribution your pictures and stories have made to the Tweed community.
All the best for a highly successful future in the digital era. Warm regards,
CR KATIE MILNE Mayor of Tweed Shire
P.S. Council’s Tweed Link publication will still be available at www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/subscribe.
STOP THE PRESSES: Tweed Shire mayor Katie Milne – looking forward to news in the digital era.