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Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

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Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

COVID traveller at Ballina Airport and North Coast sewage test results

A public health alert has been issued after a positive COVID-19 case travelled on the Virgin Australia flight VA1139 from Sydney, arriving in Ballina on 14 July at 11.45am.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19),...

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

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Pulling together for drought relief continues

Locals are putting their money where their mouths are and continuing to raise funds to help drought stricken communities. From donating auction items for fundraisers to Kerry O'Brien interviewing drought affected farmers everyone is coming on board.

Council concessions on paid parking not enough: Bangalow chamber

Concessions by Byron Shire Council that would see all residents in the 2479 postcode offered the right to buy an annual permit instead of paying to park in Bangalow doesn’t go far enough according to the town’s chamber of commerce.

Bangalow paid parking will go ahead: mayor

Byron Mayor Simon Richardson says paid parking in Bangalow will go ahead on January 1 despite opposition from the town's chamber of commerce and claims the council has failed to abide by its own processes.

Parking meter plan for Bangalow

Bangalow is the next town chosen by Byron Shire Council to have paid parking and it has appointed a company that installs car parking systems to sell its plan to the town’s residents.

Chamber’s changes welcome

Sue Taylor, Bangalow While I’m not a member, it is heartening to hear the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce has reformed with a new committee that...

Bangalow Chamber exodus

Just weeks after being re-elected, the president of the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, Carolyn Adams, has announced her resignation, along with that of vice-president Jeff Lovett, treasurer Greg Clark and committee member John Gray.

Bangalow Chamber has ‘no opinion’ on food hub

Chris Dobney The Bangalow Chamber of Commerce has agreed to disagree over the potential construction of a 20-acre food-manufacturing precinct at the gateway to town...

Bangalow residents take aim against bypass and ‘food hub’

The people of Bangalow agree that a planned ‘food hub’ on the site of the decommissioned RMS donger village would be ‘an eyesore’ but they are divided over plans to turn sleepy Station Street into a one-way bypass road.

Bangalow burghers busy re-imagining the town

Bangalow’s citizens aren’t normally given to introspection but next week’s Chamber of Commerce meeting will be devoted entirely to considering the future of the village.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.