Showing posts with label Tweed Daily News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tweed Daily News. Show all posts

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Let's put Lindsay on the front page

This morning while yarning with a couple of mates outside the paper shop Tweedy, who was/is an avid reader of the Tweed Daily (warning: don't ask him what he thinks about APN's decision to virtually take his favourite read out of circulation - it's no longer a daily, hence the website's title), remarked about a letter in today's edition of his paper. Read the letter below.

Lindsay yet to make front page

I was having a cold ale with an old bloke who's 87 (don't worry Lindsay, I won't mention your name) when a friend on his way out tapped Lindsay on the shoulder and said "Be good." Lindsay muttered under his breath, "If I could be bad, I would want it on the front page of the Daily News".

George Kelly, Terranora

Friday, 2 December 2011

Daily Departures: Who will tell us when our friends are having their funeral?

Today's print edition's of The Coffs Coast Advocate and The Tweed Daily News are collector items. After today, both papers will become mere shells of themselves despite bells, whistles and hoopla coming from various APN sources about new, improved online news for readers interested in local news in the Coffs and Tweed local areas. This reader hopes APN keeps its promises and The Daily Examiner and The Northern Star  improve their coverage of the Coffs and Tweed areas.
A correspondent to the Tweed Daily News (you've just gotta luv such dear souls) points out the impact the demise of his Tweed daily will have on "oldies".

Tweed 'infrastructure' lost

Thank you for allowing me to express my views at the local level for the past 12 years.
Along with many others who have spoken to me about your restricted publication we will all miss your Daily News.
Your much read local news and local history is now lost to the Tweed as we grow.
Very few of us "oldies" will follow you on the computer that many do not have or want.
On a very personal note, a number of my friends have asked: "Who will tell us when our friends are having their funeral?"
Part of Tweed's infrastructure has died and we will be lost.
Maybe your Saturday edition needs a section called: "Seen in hospital last week".
Thank you again.
Laurie Ganter

Friday, 13 August 2010

Get it right, it's a mountain!

In the aftermath of four international tourists missing for more than 15 hours in bushland in Mount Warning National Park on the NSW far north coast earlier this week, Tweed Daily News (13/8/10) reports "(a) Murwillumbah SES officer **** [name deleted] has called on Tweed accommodation providers to provide more information to guests about climbing the hill."

Hang on a minute, is it a hill or is it a mountain? Warning Hill or Mt Warning?

According to the Geographical Names Board of NSW, hills have altitudes of less than 300 metres.

The geographical feature, which has dual names of Mt Warning and Wollumbin (*1), has an elevation of 1,156 metres.

*1 From the Bandjalung-Yugambeh dialect chain word `Wollumbin' meaning the patriach of mountains. J A Gresty. The Numinbah Valley. p67 1947. (Source: GNB of NSW)

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Juxtaposition - who said it was a lost art?

The Tweed Daily News website provided a wonderful example of how not to advertise a product in its reporting.

Tweed Daily News, along with other APN publications, is conducting a competition for its readers with 26 BlackBerry Smart Phones to be won. The phones have a recommended retail price $649.

Someone should have told TDN that running an item about security fears over the smartphones on the same page as the competition isn't a good look.