Jeannie Kuwert submitted this picture of her daughter Ava, 4, waterskiing just before Christmas. “Our favourite thing to do in summer is waterskiing on the beautiful Richmond River in Ballina.”
Jeannie Kuwert submitted this picture of her daughter Ava, 4, waterskiing just before Christmas. “Our favourite thing to do in summer is waterskiing on the beautiful Richmond River in Ballina.”

Four fun things to do today

Do your bit for science

A KING tide is expected to affect the east coast between 9am and 10am. Photograph and share images of the king tide as a part of the Witness King Tides project, co-ordinated by Green Cross Australia.

Tide trackers are asked to snap photos of the king tide and add them to the database of images on the Witness King Tides website.

Carnival fun at Bruns

THE McGregor's family carnival is on Brunswick Heads from 6.30-9.45pm every day until Australia Day with classic carnival attractions including dodgem cars, the slippery dip, laughing clowns, dagwood dogs and fairy floss.

There's also bingo in the park every night from 7-10pm in the Housie Tent, which raises money for the important Brunswick Valley District Volunteer Rescue Association.

Pick the right beach

BEST beaches in northerly winds from tomorrow until Saturday include south-facing ocean beaches, inlets and river beaches such as Shaws Bay at Ballina, North Head at Brunswick Heads, and the north end of Tallow Beach at Byron, and South Ballina.

With northerly winds getting stronger, east and north-facing beaches, such as Main Beach at Byron and Lennox Head, will be choppy.

Do fun things cheaper

PEAK tourism body, North Coast Destination Network, has launched a new website offering discounts for activities at various locations from Tweed to the Great Lakes.

Locally(ish), the Legendary Pacific Coast website has discount vouchers available for Ballina, Tweed, and Coffs with discounts for Byron, Richmond Valley, and the Clarence expected to come online later in the month.

On top of that, the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens are running a discount until March 31, offering adults entry at children's prices.



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