Ballina Greens spokesperson Tony Gilding said the party branch would be ‘doing some naval gazing’ after none of its three candidates were elected to Ballina council.
Country Labor's Isaac Smith is the new mayor of Lismore after defeating Greg Bennett, a member of the Shooters and Fishers Party. Meanwhile, David Wright has been re-elected mayor of Ballina by a margin of 1,254 votes ahead of former Greens councillor and now independent Jeff Johnson.
Outgoing Ballina mayor David Wright says that even though the numbers look to be going his way, he’s not going to claim victory until the announcement by the NSW Electoral Commission, expected later today.
Byron Greens mayor Simon Richardson has been entrusted with a second term after almost half of the shire's voters gave him their first preference. But things are not so clear-cut in neighbouring Lismore and Ballina.
A 43-year-old man from East Ballina had suffered a 20cm gash to his leg after being bitten at Shelly Beach. But fought off the shark with his surfboard and managed to paddle himself back into shore.
A man has been charged following investigations into the reckless wounding of his domestic partner during a dispute in East Ballina overnight.
Key issues at last Thursday's Ballina Council meeting revolved around the proposed re-zoning of land at Skennars Head for developers Intrpac and the impact of sand quarries and asphalt plants on rural and residential zones.
A fire that caused the complete destruction of two houses and damaged to two more at Lennox Head last week could have resulted in fatalities if police had not taken on the task of rescuing residents, according to a local firefighter.
A 29-year-old Banora Point man will face Lismore Local Court after allegedly throwing a box cutter at a police officer, driving over double unbroken lines and performing burnouts on the Pacific Highway offramp.
Construction will begin shortly of a new, purpose-built Men’s Shed at Ballina after the NSW government announced today it would put $150,000 in funding towards the facility.
Emergency services were called to Survey Street, Lennox Head, just after 1am on Sunday morning after reports that a house was well alight.
The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.
A man who rampaged his way through Ballina and Lismore streets in a Ford Ranger yesterday, has been charged with 28 offences after pursuit with children in the car.
The highly contentious works at Lake Ainsworth are about to start, with hopes that the southern precinct will be done by the end of the year.
A mobile hairdresser based in the Lennox Head has spent a month at sea keeping the crew of a mercy vessel looking ship-shape.
The average NSW household throws away $70 of edible food every week, and with research indicating that families with children are amongst the top food-wasters, there are literally thousands of dollars of savings that can be made by families each year.
We live in probably the most fire prone country the world yet we do not have enough services on hand to combat those fires in an emergency.
For only the second time in musical history the Ballina and Lismore concert bands got together for a blow and a bang last Sunday. Musical director for the Ballina Concert Band Laurie Green and Ben Van Kleef who is the conductor... Read More →
Formed in 1998, Ballina Arts and Crafts Incorporated (BACCI) wanted to promote a friendly meeting place for artists and craftpersons from Ballina and the surrounding districts.
Pip Carter, president, Preserving Lake Ainsworth Inc, Lennox Head. The community has every right to be angry after Ballina Council at its September 1 Special Meeting voted 6 to 4 to close the Lake Ainsworth Eastern Road, effectively reducing the... Read More →
Ballina RSL Club director Trish Wilson and three staff have just returned from a few days in the drought-stricken area of Armidale, dropping off hampers, cash and gift cards.
To help people with disabilities, their families and carers be heard, Make it Work forums are being held by the Every Australian Counts coalition across Australia. This Friday (September 7) a forum is being held in Ballina
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has launched an attack on what she claims is an ‘empty funding pledge’ by North Coast National Party MLC Ben Franklin to sink millions of dollars into improving the health of the Richmond River.
Police are asking calling for the public’s assistance to identify two men who forced another man to drive from Coraki to Woodburn before assaulting him and stealing his credit card.
A new report shows that the North Coast is the least affordable in regional NSW when average weekly incomes are taken into account, leading to soaring rates of housing stress.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith has expressed her deep sympathy for the family of the motorcyclist killed at the Alstonville intersection with the Bruxner Highway. She is also calling for action to fix the notorious blackspot.
A limousine delivering NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian to a media conference in Byron Bay on Tuesday had to pass through a barrage of West Byron protesters.
Local NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced he will seek to become the Nationals candidate for the seat of Ballina at the next state election in 2019.
Ballina Council has won a local government communication award for a project encouraging residents to look after their waterways.