What better way to face down your troubles than having a good old laugh? On Saturday September 2 between 8–9am you can join in a laughter yoga session to raise awareness and funds for the 48,000 homeless Australian women.
State and federal governments need to fund infrastructure upgrades before disaster events according to local experts dealing with the after effects of Cyclone Debbie.
Community-oriented Ben Mortimer (21) has been named as Ballina Lifeguard of the Year for 2016/17. Ben faced an extremely challenging situation on the second day of the patrol season when he was among the first on the scene of a... Read More →
It's time to grab a friend and go have a jolly good laugh. A free laughter club is taking place every Tuesday evening in Ballina giving people a chance to relax and unwind and reap the positive benefits of a good old laugh.
This Sunday July 30 the RDA is opening its gates from 10am till 3pm so that you can find out more about what they do, meet their horses and pick up some horse poo for the garden.
Defiant Lives tells the story of the rise and triumph of the disability rights movement, featuring some of the most impressive activists you've never heard of.
Ballina is celebrating the completion of it bike plan and looks forward to an increase of bikers in and around the shire.
I remember when the Big Prawn was in an awful state. Feelers broken, shell peeling. Pale and graffitied, the poor prawn didn’t even have a tail. Those were bad days for Ballina. The Big Prawn is the symbol of Ballina, even more than the mobility scooter.
Free training workshops to learn all the basic techniques to capture and handle seabirds and shorebirds at the upcoming First Responders Workshop at Australian Seabird Rescue on Sunday July 16.
The installation of the sculptures of an osprey and a sea eagle is taking place on two roundabouts this week in Ballina town centre symbolising the town's connection to the Richmond River.
The NDIS is rolling out in the Northern Rivers region from July 1 and independent organisation, My Choice Matters, is providing free workshops in Ballina, Lismore and Byron Bay to look at how to get the best out of the change in funding.
After dredging carried out prior to Christmas to ensure better boat access to Fishery Creek, Ballina boat harbour will now see the removal of the final bags of dredge sediment.
A Ballina woman who was allegedly armed with a 1.5 metre length of timber when she broke into a home and a assaulted a man was in breach of a good behaviour bond.
Has the private company Shark Shield found the holy grail of shark deterrents? A device not just effective for a few metres, but for around a 100 metres?
Byron and Ballina Shires appear forgotten amongst the devastation of cyclone Debbie. Businesses and residents continue to struggle to rebuild their lives with no assistance from the State or Federal governments disaster recovery program.
Mosquito numbers will increase following the flood as ideal breeding conditions are left behind. Tweed council is encouraging everyone in the region to tip out water from pot plants, clear drains and ensure they aren't creating more breeding grounds for the disease carrying critters.
At least four of five North Coast shark nets were hauled from the ocean on Sunday after Sea Shepherd activists found two rays entangled off Lighthouse Beach in Ballina.
More than $2 million of dredging has been completed in Ballina and Kingscliff to improve access for boaters during the busy holiday period.
A sign-up and fundraiser for volunteers wanting to become part of Australia’s first Shark Watch crew using state-of-the-art drones for spotting held at Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach on Saturday had a buzz of excitement in the air about it.
NSW premier Mike Baird will oversee the installation of the first shark net at a Ballina beach tomorrow. The installation of the net comes after the state government passed the Shark Management Amendment Bill on Tuesday night, which allows for a six-month trial of nets at five local beaches.
A rally against shark nets will be held at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina on Sunday to coincide with the release of a rescued sea turtle. The rally, organised by the Australian Seabird Rescue group, coincides with moves to set up a volunteer Shark Watch program at Ballina beaches.
The Ballina family of missing woman, Ellen Wilson, have joined the NSW Police Force at the launch of NSW Missing Persons Week this year in a bid to help locate her.
Only a handful of beaches in Ballina and Byron shires were deemed suitable for a ‘shark spotters’ program by visiting South African experts. But a majority of Ballina Shire councillors recently voted to not even receive a report from the experts, who toured the region visiting beaches.
Residents opposed to the proposed deviation of the Pacific Highway through the Blackwall Range near Ballina are hoping to make Burabi, the local Aboriginal name for koala, a household word. It will feature on t-shirts being designed by local artist Tim Roberts.
Two South African shark experts will visit Ballina on Thursday to assess whether local beaches are suitable for the Shark Spotters project.