The Byron Bay to Lismore bus trial has been extended for the next 12 months ensuring that the 640X and the 641X bus trial services get a ‘fair trial’.
Ballina’s Deputy Mayor, Keith Williams, is urging residents to complete the NSW DPI on-line Survey on Shark Nets before it closes this afternoon, warning that this will be the community’s last opportunity to have a say before the Minister decides the fate of future net trials.
It is time to celebrate the volunteers who assist people who have difficulty accessing public transport this Sunday at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads with a thank you feast and entertainment.
Winona, rescued by Australian Seabird Rescue from Evan's Head on March 10 was successfully released back into the ocean on Wednesday morning.
Bringing country to the coast was given a $10,000 boost for Ballina Country Music Festival's seventh year by state government.
Concerns over the quality of the NBN rollout for the communities of East Ballina, Skennars Head and Lennox Head is being raised by Ballina’s Deputy Mayor, Keith Williams.
Seniors festivals are kicking off in Ballina and Tweed Shires as part of the NSW Seniors Festival events this month.
Your rubbish could be another creatures death sentence – A call to WIRES and a committed neighbour saved 'Mr Ringy' from a fate of slow death.
If you are aged 8–14 years old you can get involved in the Fishcare workshops at Ballina and Kingscliff and learn about safe fishing and how to fish sustainably.
Employment and training provider NORTEC have recently withdrawn the government funded outreach program aimed at providing language, literacy and numeracy training to help people access employment and training opportunities.
King tides are causing flooding on some local roads around Ballina and are expected to ease over the next two days.
If you are interested in finding out more about Manus Island refugees and their plight Ballina Region for Refugees are facilitating a presentation by activist Anne Moon on Wednesday, December 6.
How do you think the flood recovery went in your area? Was it good, bad or ugly? It has been around six months since Cyclone Debbie hit the north coast and there are still plenty of people and business who are just getting back onto the feet.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling? Does it actually get recycled, does it just end up in landfill or in some dodgy over the boarder rubbish run?
Biala Special School in Ballina is excited to be opening a new safer playground space today that was refurbished using a $30,000 grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.
A new report by the Nature Conservation Council – Hot, dry, and deadly: Impacts of climate change on nature in NSW is being launched in Lismore on Tuesday, August 29 and Ballina Wednesday, August 30.
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.