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April 13, 2021

Inaugural Ballina Prawn Festival

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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.

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Hassle councillors, not Council staff

Duncan Dey, Byron Greens council candidate 2021 –Main Arm The Echo’s article of 10 March implied that it was Council...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged...

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called...

A place like home

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby Why do we always focus on adding new buildings when the conversation turns to affordable housing? Byron Shire...

Take a ticket

Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

It’s about time Ballina celebrated the Big Prawn and the anniversary of Las Balsas in style. Hundreds of locals and visitors took part in the family fun day which marked the 40th anniversary of the landing in Ballina of the Las Balsas fleet from Ecuador, the longest raft voyage in history.

Video by Susie Forster

 

 

 


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