Tweed news cov­er­age en­ters bold new era

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

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.

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