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Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

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Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Stories about "Bells Beach":

Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against...

McDonagh has first crack at the world’s best pro surfers

At just 16 Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head surfed in his first WSL Championship Tour heat against the current world champion John John Florence...

Locals in the lineup for the Bells Beach pro event

Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head has been given a great opportunity with a berth in the Rip Curl Men’s Trials being held at Bells...

Medina wipes out Slater at Bells Beach

Longstanding surf star Kelly Slater has been eliminated from the prestigious Rip Curl Pro competition at Bells Beach by the 21-year-old reigning world champion Gabriel Medina.

Ringing the Bell for Rip Curl Pro

Yesterday was a thrilling finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, stop No 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).

Moore wins Rip Curl Pro second year running

Carissa Moore of Hawaii has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach for the second consecutive year defeating Lennox Head's Tyler Wright in the final at Bells Beach by 16.23 to 15.77.

Steph and Soli rep for far north coast

In good onshore waves at Bells Beach yesterday it was victory for Nathan Hedge and Stephanie Single at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Piping Hot Surf Festival 1-Star Qualifying Series divisions.

Bells confirmed as first ASP event of 2014

This morning the hallowed surfing location Bells Beach has been confirmed to host the first Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) event of 2014 with the inaugural Piping Hot Surfing Festival to run from January 3–7.

All go for the Groms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9-Wi85YlQ   The Groms were the only satisfied customers at Bells Beach in Victoria this morning as another lay day was called for the men’s comp. After...

Surfers set to ring that Bells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTDqkfcShM   World champion Joel Parkinson and defending event champion Mick Fanning are both looking forward to competing in the iconic surfing event, the Rip Curl...

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK and Europe on a ‘visa’,...

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going to join the Hillsong Church,...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...