Community News

Wed 20 May 2020

$205K in sports grants announced across Northern Rivers

premium_icon $205K in sports grants announced across Northern Rivers

SEE the successful sporting clubs and projects for 2019-2020.

How much water will we need and where will it come from?

premium_icon How much water will we need and where will it come from?

FROM a new dam, recycled or from underground? Rous County Council is preparing to discuss our long-term water strategy.

Tue 19 May 2020

WATER SECURITY: New dam one option on the table

premium_icon WATER SECURITY: New dam one option on the table

A NEW $36M pipeline will deliver water to a growing coastal region, but will there be enough for everyone?

Mon 18 May 2020

Community gallery gets $85K grant for upgrade

premium_icon Community gallery gets $85K grant for upgrade

FUNDING from the NSW government will allow the gallery to install a kiln, improve access and upgrade audiovisual equipment.

Sat 16 May 2020

Blue-green algae levels not being tested at lake

premium_icon Blue-green algae levels not being tested at lake

THE council has ended its monitoring program for the season.

Pools to reopen, but you must book a lane

premium_icon Pools to reopen, but you must book a lane

BALLINA Shire Council has confirmed all the new rules to get in the water from Monday.

Fri 15 May 2020

‘They're trying not to stand down 50 staff’: MP on Bluesfest

premium_icon ‘They're trying not to stand down 50 staff’: MP on Bluesfest

BALLINA MP Tamara Smith says she trusts that Bluesfest punters will get their refunds... eventually.

Wed 13 May 2020

CAPTURED: Hours later, their bomber was shot from the sky

premium_icon CAPTURED: Hours later, their bomber was shot from the sky

ON AN icy cold day in April 1944, more than 16,000km from home, two airmen from Lismore posed for a painting beside their Lancaster bomber.

Mon 11 May 2020

My most hated childhood food has risen in sales by 76%

premium_icon My most hated childhood food has risen in sales by 76%

YOU won’t be able to pick the surprise items we have bought more of during iso.

Staggered back to school like we’ve never seen before

premium_icon Staggered back to school like we’ve never seen before

THERE wasn’t the usual hustle and bustle at the school gates today.

Ballina council unveils draft plans for 2020/21

premium_icon Ballina council unveils draft plans for 2020/21

Council will be hosting two live online information sessions this week.

Daily puzzles and Sudoku another reason to subscribe

Daily puzzles and Sudoku another reason to subscribe

ONE of the most loved things for many people about the daily newspaper experience is doing the crosswords and puzzles. Now you can do them on our website.

Sun 10 May 2020

Museum gets $17K for a new picket fence

premium_icon Museum gets $17K for a new picket fence

FUNDING for the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society project was provided by a NSW Government program.

Sat 9 May 2020

Walking your pooch more often? Remember to follow the rules

premium_icon Walking your pooch more often? Remember to follow the rules

BALLINA council has issued 17 penalty infringement notices regarding dogs so far in 2020.

Thu 7 May 2020

Principal behaving badly videos a hit

premium_icon Principal behaving badly videos a hit

JOHN O’Brien rejects the cool, comedic tag, he simply wanted to let students know everything was okay.

Chefs, farmers team up to open new restaurant

premium_icon Chefs, farmers team up to open new restaurant

DURING challenging times, volunteers have helped get this new venture up and running.

Wed 6 May 2020

New floating room for Marine Rescue

premium_icon New floating room for Marine Rescue

THE Ballina team installed the new infrastructure at the Trawler Harbour.

LIST: 15 grants your business, organisation can apply for

premium_icon LIST: 15 grants your business, organisation can apply for

DO YOU need some funding to survive the aftermath of the bushfires and the pandemic?

Tue 5 May 2020

Is this the year that music festivals died?

premium_icon Is this the year that music festivals died?

THE Australian Chief Medical Officer almost killed every hope of any events in the country with an off-hand comment last week.

MORE DETAILS: Free respiratory clinic is for everyone

MORE DETAILS: Free respiratory clinic is for everyone

A NEW clinic will open in Ballina tomorrow to diagnose respiratory cases, including COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia.

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