Entries by Cam Jackson

Tweed’s starring role in film on display

What do Muriel Heslop – lead character of PJ Hogan’s classic film Muriel’s Wedding – and Pirates of the Caribbean anti-hero Captain Jack Sparrow have in common? Both have strong connections to the Tweed and feature in the Tweed Regional Museum’s upcoming exhibition Tweed on Film, opening on Tuesday 4 July. Muriel’s wedding dress, on […]

Are you ready for the Tweed’s new bin system?

The Tweed’s new three-bin system is set to begin this Saturday 1 July, with the last few homes expected to receive their new green bins and kitchen caddies in the coming days. The Tweed Shire Council’s Waste Operations Officer, Wes Knight says his team is spending the next few days making sure every urban house […]

Fire risk: 85% of us don’t check our heaters

Research from the RACQ has found 85 per cent of us don’t regularly inspect our electric or oil heaters – putting homes and lives at risk of fire. RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton described the research as “very concerning”. “Most people surveyed said they only checked their heaters if they noticed a problem with them,” Ms […]

Butterbing Cookies have arrived on the Gold Coast

Move over macaroons and doughnuts, because a new foodie obsession has arrived on the glitter strip. The Butterbing cookie is two rich chocolate brownie cookies sandwiched together with soft, hand-crafted buttercream. It originated in Melbourne in 2013 and has expanded to cafe’s across the country – now finding a home at Paradox Coffee Roasters in […]

What do you think of the Gold Coast’s new gateway design?

Get ready to see the Gold Coast’s name up in lights at two busy northern and southern intersections, with the new “Gateways” public artworks revealed this morning. Two artists, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, from the New York-based studio LOT-EK created the designs that will bookend the city, following an international tender process. The work, […]