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May 18, 2022

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Tripling water harvesting will leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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‘Dining in the Dark’ at Forest, Byron

To celebrate the North Coast Festival of Flavour, Forest restaurant is turning off the lights so you can turn...

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Editorial – E-con-oh-my

If there’s one thing that the LNP lays claim to, above all else, it is the assertion that they are the better managers of the economy. But what does this bold claim actually mean?

Lismore Council votes on the Future Water Project 2060 – again

Looking at Lismore's the never-ending issue of water – not enough or too much – there was yet another vote about its future on Tuesday evening.

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

Fighting food waste

Did you know that wasting food is a greater contributor (6 per cent) to total greenhouse gas emissions than...

Discover Ballina

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and services that are not available within the Byron Shire.

Ballina is centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River. It is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers. It is also just a hop, skip, and jump, or more to the point a 15-minute drive down the freeway, from the Byron Shire.


The Point Bar and Restaurant

1. Absolute Waterfront

With an atmosphere that will take your breath away, The Point Bar and Restaurant on the Richmond River is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Conference and wedding packages available.
www.thepointballina.com.au
6618 1188


Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron

2. Ramada

Stylish riverside accommodation, featuring hotel spa rooms, 1 to 2 bedroom suites or penthouses with outdoor heated pool, gym and conference facilities.
www.ramadaballinabyron.com.au
1800 826 181


Highway Haven Nursery

3. Highway Haven Nursery

Bromeliads: extensive range, easy care colour for your garden. Open weekends, weekdays by arrangement. Food plants, natives, exotics, succulents, and hidden treasures.
www.hwyhaven.com.au
0466 956 110


Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

4. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair has a diverse range of health services available in centre from an optometrist, hearing specialists, pharmacy plus the Northern Rivers’ most comprehensive wholefoods store offering complimentary medicine.
www.ballinafair.com.au


Book Warehouse Ballina

5. The Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse Ballina carries new release plus popular backlist titles, bargain books for all ages and a beautiful range of gift cards and wrap. Drop in for reading and gift ideas.
6686 0917


Ballina Beach Village

6. Ballina Beach Village

The perfect weekend getaway – South Ballina’s favourite holiday park! Under new management, refurbished cabins, huge camping sites, pet friendly (with fully enclosed off-lead dog area), and onsite licensed cafe.
www.ballinabeachvillage.com.au
6686 3347


Lighthouse Beach Cafe

7. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

‘A lovely place for an outing with friends and family’ – Trip Advisor
Magical views and great food including GF and vegetarian choices. Functions and weddings are a speciality.
www.lighthousebeachcafe.com.au
6686 4380


Carpet One

8. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.
www.carpetone.com.au/ballina
6686 3855


Wharf Bar & Restaurant

9. Wharf Bar & Restaurant

Chilled vibes, great food and spectacular sunsets. With delicious woodfired pizzas and incredible locally sourced seafood. The Wharf Bar & Restaurant is quickly becoming an iconic dining destination.
6686 5259
www.wharfbarballina.com.au


Fozie’s Fishing Adventures

10. Fozie’s Fishing Adventures

Fishing adventures, whale watching, full and half day adventures. Three and five day trips. Customised packages available. Disabled access, light refreshments and all bait and tackle and fishing licences supplied.
0427 834 376
www.foziesfishing.com.au


The Ballina Jockey Club

11. The Ballina Jockey Club

An exclusive venue just for you. Perfect for weddings, corporate functions or major events. Raceday packages also available.
Follow us on facebook: www.facebook.com/BallinaJockeyClub.
www.ballinajockeyclub.com.au
6686 2603

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.