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April 23, 2021

Latest News

Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

Other News

Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

Over population

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar ‘Over population’ is seen by some as the main destructive driver causing many crises besetting the planet today. From...

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

Death for koalas

Maria Paola Torti, Italy I’m Maria Paola Torti. I live in Italy, and I’m very concerned with the NSW coalition government’s...

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 Fair Shopping Centre My Geek Mate Discover Ballina Carpet One The Book Warehouse Belle Property

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

1. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair remains open and trading so their retailers can continue to provide their community essential products and services.

Please visit their website


for updates to trading hours.

Cnr Kerr and Fox St

My Geek Mate

2. My Geek Mate

He is currently in low earth orbit in his emergency command centre. He’s standing by for your remote support call, to provide you with any help you may need with technology during your lockdown.

0431 122 057


Available online or on the phone.

Discover Ballina

3. Plan A Holiday In Your Own Backyard

Experience that feeling of being a world away without the need to travel far.

Start developing your wish list, to help support our local recovery.

Visit discoverballina.com

Cnr Cherry & Tamar St

Carpet One

4. Carpet One

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


6686 3855

3/5 Clark St

The Book Warehouse

5. The Book Warehouse

They’re open and ensuring the safest possible environment in-store.

Order online! If your book is in-store and you live within their free delivery area, they’ll deliver to your door.


165 River St

Belle Property

6. Belle Property

Customer focused, proactive property management to help you get the best from your investment. Contact them today to see how they can help you.


63-65 Ballina St,

Lennox Head

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.