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Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Rescission motion fails, but Dunoon Dam not dead

Yesterday's meeting of the Rous County Council saw the rescission motion go down 5:3 after another passionate debate, but Cr Sharon Cadwallader said she remained determined to keep the Dunoon Dam as an option for the future water supply of the Northern Rivers.

Driver education needed before more cyclists die

Robert Goodwill is a keen cyclist who lives in Skennars Head. He's been shocked by the lack of awareness of minimum passing laws in the Northern Rivers since he moved here from Cairns eighteen months ago.

Mental health first aid invite from Healthy Minds

The inspiring young fellas at The Healthy Minds Club are offering a series of free mental health first aid classes for anyone in the community who wants to gain some life-saving skills.

Lismore’s new Mayor Vanessa Ekins looks to future

Five candidates put their hands up for mayor of Lismore City Council on Tuesday night, with the Greens' Cr Vanessa Ekins coming out on top.

Cr Ekins wants to share her love of Lismore

In our final story about some of the contenders to be Lismore's next mayor, the shire's longest-serving councillor, Vanessa Ekins, talks about her connections with the area, and hopes for Lismore's future.

Ballina Coastcare invites new members to join

This week Echonetdaily caught up with two enthusiastic members of Ballina Coastcare to find out more about their regeneration efforts along the coastal path at Sharpes Beach.

Lismore all about community for Cr Elly Bird

Lismore City Councillor Elly Bird is another well-known Northern Rivers figure who is up for the challenge of becoming the next mayor of Lismore.

WSL going to Newcastle instead of Lennox

After being rejected in no uncertain terms by the Ballina Shire Council and vocal members of the Lennox Head community, the World Surf League Championship Tour is now going to Newcastle from 1-11 April this year.

Communication is key, says Lismore’s Neil Marks

In the latest in our series about the candidates to be Lismore's next mayor, current Deputy Mayor and Acting Mayor Neil Marks talks about his vision for Lismore.

WSL plan wiped out by Ballina Council

An extraordinary meeting of Ballina Shire Council was held yesterday afternoon to discuss the controversial proposal to hold the World Surf League competition at Lennox Head this Easter.

World Surf League coming to Lennox?

After the surprise announcement by Ballina's Mayor David Wright yesterday that Lennox Point was being considered as the location for a World Surf League event in April, there has been a mixed response from the public.

Ballina Rotary gives back to community

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond did something special on Australia Day.

Wrap-up of first Ballina Council meeting for 2021

Ballina Shire Council's first meeting for the year wrestled with history and covered a lot of ground.

Ballina debates changing the date

At its last meeting, Ballina Shire Council decided to write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison about changing the date of Australia Day, in a surprise motion which was not on the agenda.

Ballina changes tack on Dunoon Dam

On the same day that it voted to write to the Prime Minister to change the date of Australia Day, Ballina Council has decided to reopen the Dunoon Dam debate, even though the project was stopped primarily on indigenous heritage grounds.

Bob Stewart appeal date set

The man found guilty of cruelty charges against a pet dog in South Golden Beach will have his fate decided in Lismore in May.

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

Cr Darlene Cook: more to Lismore City Council than roads, rates and rubbish

In the first of a series about those who are putting their hats in the ring to be the next mayor of Lismore, Cr Darlene Cook talks about the issues close to her heart, for the city at the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Teddy Sheean VC remembered in Ballina

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot spoke to a group who gathered at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum this week to remember Victoria Cross winner, Teddy Sheean, who was awarded the highest award for bravery in 2020.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Rescission motion fails, but Dunoon Dam not dead

Yesterday's meeting of the Rous County Council saw the rescission motion go down 5:3 after another passionate debate, but Cr Sharon Cadwallader said she remained determined to keep the Dunoon Dam as an option for the future water supply of the Northern Rivers.

Driver education needed before more cyclists die

Robert Goodwill is a keen cyclist who lives in Skennars Head. He's been shocked by the lack of awareness of minimum passing laws in the Northern Rivers since he moved here from Cairns eighteen months ago.

Mental health first aid invite from Healthy Minds

The inspiring young fellas at The Healthy Minds Club are offering a series of free mental health first aid classes for anyone in the community who wants to gain some life-saving skills.

Lismore’s new Mayor Vanessa Ekins looks to future

Five candidates put their hands up for mayor of Lismore City Council on Tuesday night, with the Greens' Cr Vanessa Ekins coming out on top.

Cr Ekins wants to share her love of Lismore

In our final story about some of the contenders to be Lismore's next mayor, the shire's longest-serving councillor, Vanessa Ekins, talks about her connections with the area, and hopes for Lismore's future.

Ballina Coastcare invites new members to join

This week Echonetdaily caught up with two enthusiastic members of Ballina Coastcare to find out more about their regeneration efforts along the coastal path at Sharpes Beach.

Lismore all about community for Cr Elly Bird

Lismore City Councillor Elly Bird is another well-known Northern Rivers figure who is up for the challenge of becoming the next mayor of Lismore.

WSL going to Newcastle instead of Lennox

After being rejected in no uncertain terms by the Ballina Shire Council and vocal members of the Lennox Head community, the World Surf League Championship Tour is now going to Newcastle from 1-11 April this year.

Communication is key, says Lismore’s Neil Marks

In the latest in our series about the candidates to be Lismore's next mayor, current Deputy Mayor and Acting Mayor Neil Marks talks about his vision for Lismore.

WSL plan wiped out by Ballina Council

An extraordinary meeting of Ballina Shire Council was held yesterday afternoon to discuss the controversial proposal to hold the World Surf League competition at Lennox Head this Easter.

World Surf League coming to Lennox?

After the surprise announcement by Ballina's Mayor David Wright yesterday that Lennox Point was being considered as the location for a World Surf League event in April, there has been a mixed response from the public.

Ballina Rotary gives back to community

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond did something special on Australia Day.

Wrap-up of first Ballina Council meeting for 2021

Ballina Shire Council's first meeting for the year wrestled with history and covered a lot of ground.

Ballina debates changing the date

At its last meeting, Ballina Shire Council decided to write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison about changing the date of Australia Day, in a surprise motion which was not on the agenda.

Ballina changes tack on Dunoon Dam

On the same day that it voted to write to the Prime Minister to change the date of Australia Day, Ballina Council has decided to reopen the Dunoon Dam debate, even though the project was stopped primarily on indigenous heritage grounds.

Bob Stewart appeal date set

The man found guilty of cruelty charges against a pet dog in South Golden Beach will have his fate decided in Lismore in May.

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

Cr Darlene Cook: more to Lismore City Council than roads, rates and rubbish

In the first of a series about those who are putting their hats in the ring to be the next mayor of Lismore, Cr Darlene Cook talks about the issues close to her heart, for the city at the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Teddy Sheean VC remembered in Ballina

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot spoke to a group who gathered at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum this week to remember Victoria Cross winner, Teddy Sheean, who was awarded the highest award for bravery in 2020.
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