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March 2, 2021

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The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

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A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

Ballina Deli & Catering Martin’s Bakery Ballina Fair Shopping Centre Ballina Beach Village Fishermen's Co-Op Carpet One Byron Bay Gourmet Pasta The Book Warehouse Richmond Oysters


Ballina Deli & Catering

1. Ballina Deli & Catering

Premium cheese, cured meats, delicious fresh-made dips and their famous duck paté. Creating and delivering charcuterie boards bursting with flavour for your celebration, picnic or event.

0412 682 241


Martin's Bakery

2. Martin’s Bakery

Enjoy delicious sandwiches and cakes, and the best bread and pies in the area, all made on site with love. Drop in for warm, friendly service and fresh products daily.

6686 5219

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

3. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

New southern mall now open at Ballina Fair! Cotton On Mega (includes Kids, Body, Adults and Ruby Shoes!), Best & Less & Kaisercraft.

6686 4508


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

Fishermen's Co-Op

5. Fishermen's Co-Op

Wide selection of fresh local seafood, including their famous Ballina King Prawns. Freshly cooked fish and chips, extensive takeaway menu. The only fish shop in Ballina owned by local fishermen.

6686 2533


Carpet One

6. 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


Byron Bay Gourmet Pasta

7. Byron Bay Gourmet Pasta

Fresh, delicious Pasta & Ravioli made with local and organic ingredients.

Visit the shop from Tuesday to Saturday or find them at the Byron Bay, Bangalow and Mullumbimby markets.

0479 097 861


The Book Warehouse

8. 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

Richmond Oysters

9. Richmond Oysters

A local business that has supplied quality Sydney Rock and Pacific Oysters to the public and restaurants for over 40 years.

First left over Missingham Bridge.

Call in today!

6686 3270

Karen’s Home Beauty Sea Scape Body Centre Mortgage Choice

Karen’s Home Beauty

10. Karen’s Home Beauty

Karen tends to all your waxing, tinting, manicure, pedicure, and facial needs in her cosy home salon. Professional, friendly, warm, and nurturing. New and returning customers are welcome.

0412 753 490


Sea Scape Body Centre

11. Sea Scape Body Centre

Seascape offers a variety of massage techniques; Bowen Therapy, remedial, relaxation, sports, 20 years experience. Body Treatments; microdermabrasion, deluxe facials, ASAP skin products, body scrubs, waxing, tinting, pedicures, clay detox treatments.


0409 112 075

Mortgage Choice

12. Mortgage Choice

Buying a new car is exciting. Finding the right car finance... not so much.

Mortgage Choice has over 20 car loan lenders competing for your loan. To learn more call

6628 6130



Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.