Connect with us
Byron Bay News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers News
Mt Warning News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers Weekly Advertising
Kyogle News
Grafton News and Events copy
The Northern Rivers Funerals
Byron Bay News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers News
Mt Warning News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers Weekly Advertising
Kyogle News
Grafton News and Events copy
The Northern Rivers Funerals
previous arrow
next arrow

Entertainment

New plan to shape the future of tourism in the Tweed

Published

on

Couple cycling on the Rail Trail near Burringbar, NSW in the early morning

New plan to shape the future of tourism in the Tweed

 

The Tweed Tourism Co. logo.

The Tweed Tourism Co. logo.

Residents, tourism operators and local businesses are being asked to provide feedback on how they would like to see the future of tourism and the visitor economy develop in the Tweed.

Recognising the importance of tourism to the region’s local economy, Tweed Shire Council and its tourism partner The Tweed Tourism Company (TTC) have commenced a comprehensive review of the region’s Destination Management Plan (DMP).

The region’s inaugural DMP was adopted in 2019 and with significant impacts placed on the sector in recent years, an update is underway to ensure the region maintains a relevant strategic planning tool to harness the positive effects of tourism for the local economy.

Advertisements

Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry said the DMP was an essential strategy for government and industry to guide the Tweed to sustainably leverage and grow the visitor economy while developing as a destination that showcases the region’s strengths.

“The Tweed is a destination that leads with nature, culture and creativity, with a diverse natural beauty and vibrant landscapes that nurture agri-tourism and produce, hold stories of a rich Aboriginal culture and inspire countless local artists and artisans,” Cr Cherry said.

“From developing our destination infrastructure, through to enhancing the visitor experience and marketing of the Tweed as a must-visit brand – a great DMP will help us build a vibrant community to live and visit and support our tourism businesses to thrive for the long-term.”

Sally Scott, Interim General Manager of The Tweed Tourism Company, said the refreshed plan would be critical to effectively manage the region’s future tourism development and growth.

Surfers on Tweed Coast

Have your say before 31 July on how you would like the Tweed’s visitor economy to develop. Your thoughts will contribute to the Tweed’s new Destination Management Plan.

“This review of the DMP is timely to ensure the region’s strategic plan remains relevant for the Tweed’s tourism sector and is being developed via an extensive consultation process with local businesses and key stakeholders invited to participate,” Ms Scott said.

“The tourism landscape has changed significantly since 2019 with challenging recovery periods experienced as a result of flooding, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent domestic border closures, to the significant opportunities created by new developments including the opening of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

“While TTC and Council are the architects of this planning tool, it is important that all local tourism stakeholders need to be invested in its success and delivery to ensure the region is collaborating and working cohesively to sustainably grow visitation, length of stay and expenditure across the region.”

The updated Tweed DMP will align with both the wider North Coast NSW Destination Management Plan 2022-2030 and the state-based NSW Visitor Economy Strategy (VES) 2030, with growth targets that aim to increase visitor spend across the region.

Following a rigorous final consultation round with regional and state tourism partners, including Destination NSW, Destination North Coast and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the final Tweed Destination Management Plan 2024-2028 is expected to be adopted by Council by November 2023.

For more information visit the Tweed’s Destination Management Plan project page on Council’s Your Say Tweed portal: yoursaytweed.com.au/destination. Submissions are open until 31 July 2023.

 

For more Tweed Heads News, Click here.

Advertisements
Tenterfield-The Bowlo

Entertainment

Blues on Broadbeach

Published

on

By

Blues on Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach

 

Returning for its 23rd year, Blues on Broadbeach is set to transform the Gold Coast into a rhythm and blues haven from May 16-19, 2024!

The festival will feature over 65 international and local artists across 16 indoor and outdoor stages, promising an abundance of live rhythm & blues over the four-day event.

The festival program and app are now live, so you can start planning your experience today! A highlight of the festival will be US headliner Melissa Etheridge, who is set to deliver a rocking two-hour show on Saturday night.

Advertisements

Other international stars making their way to the festival include Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton, Ana Popovic, Eric Bibb, Hi Rhythm Section with Boo Mitchell, and Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, all renowned figures in the contemporary blues scene.

The festival will also showcase plenty of national and local talent, including festival favourite 8 Ball Aitken & Friends, who will host a special All-Star Blues Jam on Sunday, May 19. Gold Coast’s own Karl S. Williams will open for Melissa Etheridge on Saturday night.

A new addition this year is the Kurrawa Park Sunday Ticket, featuring New Zealand’s electronic-reggae-soul pioneers Fat Freddy’s Drop, alongside Tijuana Cartel and BOOMCHILD, who will perform exclusively at Kurrawa Park on Sunday, May 19.

With VIP tickets already sold out, be sure to secure your ticket soon to expand your Blues on Broadbeach experience! Beyond the six outdoor stages in the Broadbeach precinct, 10 Partnered Venues will also offer live music, allowing you to enjoy a meal or drink without missing any of the festival’s packed programming.

With so much happening from May 16-19, don’t miss out on your favourite acts! Download the Blues on Broadbeach 2024 festival app from the App Store or Google Play to create your personalised schedule.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: 16th – 19th of May
  • Where: Broadbeach
  • Tickets: Available here.

 

For more entertainment news, click here.

Advertisements
Tenterfield-The Bowlo
Continue Reading

Entertainment

ASH GRUNWALD AT THE REGENT CINEMA, MURWILLUMBAH

Published

on

By

ASH GRUNWALD AT THE REGENT CINEMA, MURWILLUMBAH

ASH GRUNWALD AT THE REGENT CINEMA, MURWILLUMBAH

 

One of Australia’s leading blues musician, Ash Grunwald, has announced a nationwide tour to celebrate the release of his latest single, “Life Without You.”

This laid-back track, which explores the themes of enduring love and appreciation for one’s partner, is a collaboration with Garrett Kato, renowned for his work with Tones & I’s “Dance Monkey” and numerous releases by Ziggy Alberts. The song’s emotional depth is sure to resonate with listeners.

Ash Grunwald has long been an inspiration, encouraging a generation to embrace a nomadic lifestyle, “surfing by day and jamming by night”.

Advertisements

His illustrious career has seen him share stages with legends like James Brown, The Black Keys, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, and Keith Urban, among many others. He has captivated audiences at sold-out festivals across Europe, Japan, and North America.

Grunwald’s impressive discography includes six Australian Top-50 albums, and he has been recognised with numerous accolades: five ARIA and four AIR Award nominations, two APRA Awards, and the Best International Act at the LA Music Critic Awards.

Don’t miss the chance to see Australia’s most dynamic blues performer live at The Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah. This tour promises to be a memorable experience, showcasing Ash Grunwald’s exceptional talent and his latest musical endeavours.

Be sure to catch this tour and witness the captivating performances of an artist who has significantly shaped the Australian blues scene. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to his music, Ash Grunwald’s tour is an event not to be missed.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Fri 24th May, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Where: The Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah
  • Price: $50+BF
  • Tickets: Available here.

 

For more entertainment news, click here.

Advertisements
Tenterfield-The Bowlo
Continue Reading

Entertainment

Great Board Games for Family Game Night!

Published

on

By

Monopoly Board Games

Great Board Games for Family Game Night!

 

A classic game night is the epitome of a cosy evening spent indoors, filled with laughter and friendly competition. Whether you’re looking to refresh your game cupboard or considering board games as thoughtful gifts, exploring the right options can enhance these lively gatherings. From strategic board games that challenge the mind to light-hearted party games that bring out the laughs, there’s something for everyone. Let’s delve into a selection of excellent games that are perfect for family game night, ensuring hours of entertainment and cherished memories with loved ones.

The game of life

College, marriage, kids, insurance! What a way to learn about being an adult while adding fun to the mix! In the Game of Life, each player navigates through various life stages using a plastic car on the game board, from choosing a college to settling into retirement.

Advertisements

The goal of the game is to traverse life by making wise decisions, aiming to retire first and with the most wealth. It’s an excellent game for teaching children about life’s lessons in a fun and accessible manner. Playing this game as a family not only promises enjoyable moments but also ignites meaningful conversations.

Product Details:

  • Number of Players: Two to four
  • Recommended Age: 8 and up
  • Playing Time: 30 to 60 minutes

Monopoly

The first official Monopoly game was released in 1935, and it has been cultivating real estate moguls ever since. This board game involves both risk and chance as players purchase and trade properties while trying to avoid jail.

Players can buy properties if they have the necessary funds and can generate income by charging rent to other players who land on their properties. The objective of the game is to bankrupt your opponents, which can be a lengthy process. The strategy is to acquire enough properties in the same area to create a monopoly, making it difficult for other players to afford rent, ultimately leading to their bankruptcy.

Product Details:

  • Number of Players: Two to six
  • Recommended Age: 8 and up
  • Playing Time: One to two hours

Cards Against Humanity

When playing Cards Against Humanity, forget about maintaining decorum. The game features black cards with open-ended prompts and white cards filled with a mix of humorous, risqué, and bizarre phrases.

In each round, a player takes on the role of the judge and selects a black card to present to the group. The other players then choose one of their white cards that best complements the prompt and hand it to the judge. The judge mixes these submissions and reads them aloud, ultimately picking a favourite based on their appeal.

This game is strictly for adults, designed to provoke laughter. You can enjoy it just for the fun or keep score with points for each round’s winning card to find out who excels at pushing boundaries.

Product Details:

  • Number of Players: Four to 20
  • Recommended Age: 18 and up
  • Playing Time: 30 to 90 minutes

UNO

To play this engaging family game, all you need is an Uno card deck. It doesn’t require any additional pieces like marbles or spinners, making it easy to clean up and perfect for travel.

The Uno deck consists of 108 cards, with 25 cards in each of four colours and eight special action cards, such as Skip and Reverse. Players match cards from their hands to the card in the centre of the game by colour or number. They draw new cards from the deck until none remain. When a player is down to one card, they shout “Uno!”—a highlight of the game. Winning also traditionally involves a celebratory dance, adding to the fun.

Product Details:

  • Number of Players: Two to 10
  • Recommended Age: 7 and up
  • Playing Time: 30 minutes or less

 

For more entertainment news, click here.

Advertisements
Tenterfield-The Bowlo
Continue Reading

NRTimes Online

Advertisement

National News Australia

Latest News

Verified by MonsterInsights