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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

A fairytale end to Skullcandy Oz Grom Open

Organisers of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open say yesterday's final event was a fairytale finish to the competition with...

Public spaces or private profit?

‘We need more public spaces like libraries where the expectation is that you can be there without having to spend money.’

72 house-raises and retrofits announced  

Seventy-two homeowners in the Ballina electorate will receive government funding to raise and retrofit their flood-affected homes, says local NSW Greens MP, Tamara Smith. 

Man assaulted – Tweed Heads South

Police have commenced an investigation following an assault at a Tweed Heads shopping centre yesterday afternoon.

Elections

As a 65 year-old man, it should be illegal for me to vote. Start at 18 finish at 65,...

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How the Ballina electorate fares in the NSW budget

The NSW Budget 2018-19 Electorate Report (Ballina) is a simple 13 page document that lists capital projects, transport projects, ‘Restart NSW fund projects’ and regional grant funds across this electorate.

Ballina High reopens after vandal attack

Police are currently investigating an attack by vandals on Ballina High School that forced the school’s closure on Friday. Between 11:50pm on Thursday 8 September...

Government’s Gonski commitments in question

Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.

Labor promises Ballina better schools and hospital

The NSW Labor Party has upped the ante in its bid to win the state seat of Ballina, promising a $7.3 million upgrade of Ballina hospital and $30 million for local schools.

‘Super’ high school plan for Ballina

The coalition has promised to expand Ballina High School with the construction of a new building to cater for 1,000 students if re-elected. But the opposition has warned the plan is dependent on a controversial sale of the power grid.

Police to probe ‘sickening’ Ballina school incident

Police will interview several students at Ballina High School later this week after an alleged attack on a student which left him with a severely broken arm.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...