22.2 C
Byron Shire
April 13, 2021

Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore bronzed

Latest News

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Other News

A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Mullum farmer’s market closed this Friday

This Friday's Mullum Farmer's Market has been cancelled due to the decimation of the site by rain.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

NSW coal power stations still emitting dangerous levels of air pollution

New National Pollutant Inventory data shows that toxic air emissions from the state’s coal-fired power stations fell 15% in the year to June 2020, but they are still among the most polluting industrial facilities in NSW.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC has become the first surf life saving club on the far north coast to be awarded Bronze-level status as part of the Surf Life Saving NSW Quality Clubs Program.

After being awarded Surf Life Saving Club of the Year at both state and national levels in 2012, Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore is aiming for back-to-back titles in this award category. The club has operated out of shipping containers in the Lighthouse Beach carpark since 2005 and members are looking forward to starting the 2013–14 season in the newly built clubhouse.

Bronze-level status is a tremendous achievement and is awarded to clubs that have shown outstanding progress in their activities and operations. The program recognises best-practice operations within all areas of surf life saving including life saving and patrols, training and education, surf sports, member services and a range of club management areas including administration, finance and marketing. Volunteer surf life savers work hard each summer to keep the public safe on our beaches and the Quality Clubs Program is one way to recognise the commitment, teamwork and high-level skills achieved by some clubs.

The program focuses on developing and maintaining the health of the surf life saving movement throughout NSW by recognising the continual improvements and achievements that are made by many clubs.

Encouraging and awarding clubs for achieving best practice not only recognises the efforts of the clubs’ volunteers, but provides the local community, and visitors to Lighthouse Beach, a safer beach environment.

‘I have to say that it was the journey towards achieving Bronze level for the Quality Clubs Program that really led us to the Club of the Year achievement,’ said club secretary, Sharon Balkin. ‘The prospect of back-to-back Club of the Year titles is pretty daunting but I guess our members are up to anything given half a chance. It has been a pretty amazing twelve months.’

Club president Kris Beavis, a member for over 40 years, was also delighted at the award. ‘For a club of our size to tick those boxes has been such a highlight for me,’ he said. ‘I joined as a nipper in the early 1970s and am just as excited about what the new facility will bring to our member development.’

For more information on the Surf Life Saving Quality Clubs Program please visit www.surflifesaving.com.au or contact SLSNSW members services manager, Claire Parry, on 02 9471 8020.

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.