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Urgently needed community support is starting to flow for the Fletcher Street Cottage homelessness service, but management says much more is needed to prevent cuts to its operations.
National Reconciliation Week may be over but community connection efforts are to continue indefinitely at Ballina Public School, with Friday morning family breakfast a new weekly triumph.
Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.
Ballina Shire Concert Band has been performing for the people of Ballina on a continuous basis since 1883, making it probably the longest-serving band in Australia. As they approach their 140th anniversary this year, they're on the hunt for new players, and memorabilia.
Some people would need counselling after a year in minority on Ballina Shire Council, but Greens councillors Kiri Dicker and Simon Chate are still optimistic and looking forward to the next chapter. They spoke to The Echo about the big issues of 2022 and what they're hoping to achieve in 2023.
The biggest junior baseball competition in Australia, which is a feeder into the US World Series will be held in Lismore in May 2024.