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.
Ballina's Percy the Prawn joined Mark Avery for 100 metres of his epic run down the east coast of Australia yesterday.
It was a sweet result at Ballina Shire Council's October meeting, for developers at least, with support for some long-delayed projects.
Lennox Head's explosive population growth shows no sign of slowing down, with the approval at Ballina Shire Council's last meeting of the latest planning proposal for Lennox Rise.
With the welfare of koalas very high on the list of conservationist's priorities, Ballina Council is urging motorists to slow down on the road and watch out for these furry friends.
With hazardous weather conditions impacting the NSW coastline today and forecast to continue into tomorrow, surf lifesavers are urging the public to exercise caution when visiting the coastline.
Last week's Ballina Shire Council saw a long and tempestuous debate about the surf school tender process in the region.
Ballina Shire Council's recent decision to turn the Alstonville Cultural Centre community facility over to private film production for two years is continuing to cause angst in the Alstonville community.
Robert Bruce Stewart sat impassively as Magistrate Karen Stafford read out the guilty verdict in Ballina Court House yesterday, after two days of testimony relating to the bow-shooting death of his neighbour's pet dog Bucket.
Police are reappealing for public assistance as they continue their search for a woman missing on the Far North Coast.
Lake Ainsworth is currently experiencing a blue-green algae bloom and Ballina Shire Council has issued a Red Alert level warning (high alert).
The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond is holding a charity screening of the recent Helen Reddy biopic 'I Am Woman' to help eradicate polio.
On the first day of National Water Week, supporters of the Water Northern Rivers Alliance gathered yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre to launch their inaugural campaign: 'Smart Water Options – No Dunoon Dam'.
As part of Gambling Harm Awareness Week, Ballina-based gambling reform group Kickin' The Punt has just released its first major film on YouTube.
Moving to a new country can be challenging; you may need to learn a new language, understand a different culture, learn how to drive, how to find a job, and understand countless other things as you settle in. For a refugee the experience can be even more challenging.
Jodie Shelley from the Ballina on Richmond Rotary Club has been recognised for her contribution to the community.
Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels is supporting older people to increase their knowledge about digital technology and develop tech skills, in order to improve their access to communication services and participate in the online world.
Ballina Shire Council must immediately implement 'locals-only' permits for 4WD access on all beaches in South Ballina, local MP Tamara Smith says.
Hugo Cantoni from Newrybar won this year’s Michael Farmer Classic, the Ballina Byron Racing Pigeon Club’s longest distance event of the year. The birds start the race from Warringah in Sydney and fly north to their homes in Ballina, Newrybar,... Read More →
With Ballina Shire Council, Jali people, MP Tamara Smith and concerned residents united about the need to do something about 4WD-related destruction on the southern beaches, Crown Lands may be the missing part of the puzzle.
A Ballina environmental group is one of the finalists in the 2020 SCCU Community Grants Scheme. Ballina Coastcare is a small group of volunteers dedicated to restoring and conserving unique beachfront zones in Ballina.
The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond has teamed up with Momentum Collective in Tamar Street to create ten care packs for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Ben Hamilton from Ballina-based gambling reform group Kickin' the Punt has reacted to NSW Minister Victor Dominello's proposal of a gambling card to be used by gamblers in poker machine venues.
The Ballina Sea Eagles have emerged from the COVID-ravaged 2020 Northern Rivers Rural Rugby League local competition as the team to beat, with the grandfinal looming on October 18.
Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson had a close encounter with the shark kind at Sharpes Beach near Ballina yesterday.
After the sad news of Vital Alsar's death in Mexico, three local people whose lives he touched gathered this week at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum to remember him.