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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

The Ukitopia Festival will be held from November 18 to 20. The festival is a celebration of Uki life, arts and culture and will be presented in eight venues spread around Uki.

The Ukitopia Festival incorporates the Images of Uki Art exhibition, Words of Wollumbin, Songwriters on the Songline, The Aussie Oddities Emporium,  the best of Uki and district’s live music, Uki school performances, street performances and buskers, The Red Piano Bar and Restaurant, chalkboard acoustic space at the Lounge Lizard Café, elders storytelling space,  Rockin’ Sunday at the Uki Pub,  Trashformers creative arts and children’s workshops, youth bands, historical display, a Word Matrix, Buttery Bazaar markets stalls, the Wishing Ceremony, 1000 native trees to give away and so much more!

The music performances  have been selected to feature local musos and to give a space for young and emerging artists. Acts will include: school kids’ performances, The Whopping Big Band, Indigo Collins-Cook,  Suavmente, Sound Cheque, The Granny Rapper and the Prodigal Son, Healing Earth, Loren, Bill Jacobi, Lifeline,  Fiddlers Creek Children’s Theatre, Ivy Lucille, Andrea Soler, Blue Moon Gypo, Renee Searles, Wendy Grace, Ivy Lucille , Mystic Beats, DJ Overlap, DJ Dakini, Murray Kyle,  Geoff O ‘Mallee, My Figmant, Gillian Haylar, Off The air, In The Pubic Eye,  The Maples, James T, Lil Fi  and the Candy Apples, Jerome Williams and Elias Harmony.

Look out for the program booklet available shortly and stay tuned for more info at www.ukitopiaartscollective.com.

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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021