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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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Wardell Hall CORE

They always say that emergencies such as bushfires and floods bring out the best in people, but do they? The...

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Hydrogen hoax

This is very serious. Last year expert scientists published a warning via The Society of Chemical Industry: ‘blue hydrogen’,...

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.

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones lives in Cudgen, owns a small business and is running as an Independent for the federal seat of Richmond.

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.

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.


Ballina Fair Shopping Centre Highway Haven Nursery  The Book Warehouse Ballina Beach Village Lighthouse Beach Cafe Still at the Centre Absolute Waterfront Ramada Fozie’s Fishing
Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

1. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair is an Australian-owned family business and supports numerous local suppliers and businesses, which in turn keeps money within our economy. The centre creates employment for locals with over 600 jobs.
www.ballinafair.com.au


Highway Haven Nursery

2. Highway Haven Nursery

FRUIT TREES – avocados, berries, bush foods, carambola, citrus, custard apple, figs, fingerlimes, guavas, macadamias, mangoes, olives, passionfruit, pomegranates, midyim, pecans, plums, stonefruits. Clean healthy homegrown food.
17 Paperbark Cl, West Ballina
0466 956 110
hwyhaven.com.au


Book Warehouse Ballina

3. The Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse Ballina carries new releases 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

4. 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.
6686 3347
ballinabeachvillage.com.au


Lighthouse Beach Cafe

5. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

Lighthouse Beach Cafe has been located in the Ballina Surf Club for over five years.
They are open seven days a week for
breakfast and lunch (dinner in summer).
6686 4380
lighthousebeachcafe.com.au


Still At The Centre

6. Still at the Centre

Attention all creatives of Ballina Shire… come and check out your beautiful new art supplies and framing shop that has opened in the industrial estate at
1/9 Ray O’Neill Crescent
0466 430 813
the-centre.com.au


The Point Bar and Restaurant

7. Absolute Waterfront

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


Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron

8. Ramada

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


Fozie's Fishing

9. Fozie’s Fishing

Fishing and whale-watching adventures. Experience the wonder of catching fish or seeing whales swimming close by. Ready for your next amazing adventure? Jump on board, we can’t wait to show you our world.
0427 834 376
foziesfishing.com.au

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.