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May 14, 2021

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MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Other News

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and access to services not available within the Byron Shire. Lennox Head is just north of Ballina and is a charming seaside village.

Both are playgrounds for beach lovers, surfers, boats, anglers and eco-adventurers. Its also just a hop, skip and jump (well a 15 minute drive) down the freeway. What are you waiting for?

Ballina Beach Village The Book Warehouse Carpet One Big Surprises In Ballina Ballina Fair Shopping Centre Ballina Fishermen’s Co-op My Geek Mate Fishy Fishy

 

Ballina Beach Village

1. 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.

ballinabeachvillage.com.au

6686 3347


Book Warehouse Ballina

2. The Book Warehouse

Catering to readers in Ballina, Lismore, Grafton and Coffs for 40 years.

Call in to speak with their wonderful staff or check out their new online shop!

Locally owned, competitive prices.

www.theBWH.com.au

6686 0917


Carpet One

3. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.

carpetone.com.au/ballina

6686 3855


Discover Ballina

4. Big Surprises In Ballina

Discover hidden gems, local secrets and unique experiences!

Let the team at Ballina Visitor Information Centre help you to experience the very best of the Northern Rivers.

discoverballina.com

1800 777 666


Ballina Fair

5. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Pick up a bargain in the post-Christmas sales on now at Ballina Fair! Whilst you’re there catch a movie or have a bite to eat.

ballinafair.com.au


Ballina Fishermen’s Co-op

6. Ballina Fishermen’s Co-op

Enjoy the holidays with a bowl of Ballina’s Famous King Prawns! From the Fishermen’s Co-op, the only fish shop in Ballina owned by your local Fishermen!

www.ballinafishermenscoop.com.au

02 6686 2533

0447 669 332


My Geek Mate

7. My Geek Mate

Need help using technology? Come and see Mark of My Geek Mate – “Personal tech support for bamboozled bipeds.”

Free parking and no potholes!

www.mygeekmate.com.au

0431 122 057


Fishy Fishy

8. Fishy Fishy

With friendly service and a great atmosphere, their fish is fresh off the boat and they are committed to using local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients wherever possible. Open 7 days.

fishyfishy.com.au

02 6687 5599

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land at the Belongil Spit. Indeed, it...

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.