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Another fire ant nest at Wardell

Fire ants were located at Wardell, south of Ballina on Thursday, July 11 as part of the fire ant response to a previous detection of the fire ants in Wardell in January this year. 

Young readers well catered for with contemporary books and rising stars

This year’s festival features some of the buzziest young authors, including Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull with a new novel called The Work. Lee will appear alongside zeitgeisty author Jessie Tu with The Honeyeater.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Grandpa Wars

It’s impossible to look at American politics right now without thinking WTF? In the blue corner there is the faltering, forgetful, and possibly demented Biden and in the red corner we have a vitriolic, revengeful, pussy-grabbing sociopathic, now-convicted felon who is Trump.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

If recent events and beach closures have been keeping you out of the water perhaps you’d like to try getting on it?

If you are one of the many surfers, seeking alternative ways to enjoy the water, Ballina Outrigger Canoe Club may provide the answer for you.

Outrigger canoes are 13-metre six-person ocean-going craft. Our canoes run with the ocean swells and while in the river mouth we can surf the waves that break on the sand bars.

Outrigger canoeing is an excellent cross training medium for surfers building strength and endurance. Come on down and give it a try! Who knows, you just might find another water sport you love!

Check us out www.ballinaoutriggers.com.au or find us on Facebook.

Lindy O’Brien, president Kawaihae Outrigger Canoe Club, Ballina


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