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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the...

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.

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Coal fired. How are the major parties planning for its end?

There’s very little economic future for fossil fuels, even if you ignore the environmental effects. Renewable energy is cheaper, including battery storage.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Insights from the campaign trail

The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

Carpet One Ballina Beach Village Ballina Fair Shopping Centre Fishermen’s Co-Op Ballina Deli & Catering Unique Local Gifts The Book Warehouse Martin’s Bakery Sea Scape Body Centre Karen’s Home Beauty Mortgage Choice


Carpet One

1. 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

Ballina Beach Village

2. 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

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 Rubi Shoes!), Best & Less & Kaisercraft.
6686 4508

Ballina Fishermen's Co-op

4. 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

Ballina Deli and Catering

5. 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

Ballina Visitor Information Centre

6. Unique Local Gifts

Ballina Visitor Information Centre is now stocking an exciting range of local souvenirs, Big Prawn merchandise, gift hampers brimming with locally sourced treats and handmade arts and crafts.
1800 777 666

The Book Warehouse

7. 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.
6686 0917

Martins Bakery

8. Martin’s Bakery

Order custom made cakes for all occasions, or drop in for the best bread, pies and sandwiches in the area! Warm, friendly service and delicious, fresh products, made daily onsite.
6686 5219

Sea Scape

9. 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

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.
1/40 Barrett Drive, Lennox Head
0412 753 490

Mortgage Choice

11. Mortgage Choice

How does 2 years’ worth of interest repayments on us sound?
What could you do with the savings?
To find out more call 02 6628 6130.
T’s&C’s apply: https://bit.ly/30ZOA2E

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with their ‘companion animal’ being where...