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The NSW Police Force and Rotary have announced a new partnership aimed at raising further community awareness of domestic and family violence across NSW. This comes as the internationally recognised '16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence' campaign begins tomorrow.
Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary Club's domestic and family violence prevention campaign is rippling far beyond the Northern Rivers, sparking interest and support from across Australia and the wider Pacific. The Echo caught up with Rotary District Governor Dave Harmon to find out more.
The Premier of NSW, Dominic Perrottet, was a surprise guest at Groovin' on the Green in Ballina on Saturday, a fun family event organised by Ballina on Richmond Rotary and Cherry Street Sports Club for local flood affected residents.
250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.
The Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond is organising a major symposium on 11 August with a focus on youth mental health issues in the Northern Rivers. The timing of the free event at Ballina RSL couldn't be better, as COVID-related isolation and flooding disasters continue to take their toll on the community's mental health.
The Cove Restaurant's Danny Singh is now a Paul Harris Fellow. This award is named for the founder of Rotary International, 'in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.'
The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.
Early risers in Ballina on Saturday morning would have noticed a large group of people walking beside the river and over the bridge to the Marine Rescue Tower, many dressed in purple. This was Rotary Ballina's walk against domestic violence.
The Good Life
Paul Wilson is telling me about their new chilli garlic halloumi and how it’s ‘fantastic over summer served with a green paw-paw salad,’ and my imagination is fired. It’s a rare thing for this hinterland business – around for some 17 years now, Paul and Kerry at the helm – to introduce a new cheese as ‘we try to stay focused on traditionally hand-made cheeses.’ And their stable of 12 – best sellers the Nashua washed rind and Tintenbar triple cream – include both cow and goat milk cheeses.
The Good Life
New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay is a time for both celebration and indulgence, and what better way to indulge than with a long lavish dinner at one of town’s best restaurants? Whatever your taste, be it champagne or cocktails, Byron Bay has something to offer for everyone on New Year’s Eve, from beachfront luxury to exotic flavours and unique culinary concepts, a romantic dinner for two or a lively celebration with friends, you’re sure to find the perfect dining venue to welcome the new year in style.
The newly formed Bangalow ‘Bluedogs’ Walking Football Group recently played its first competitive games in the invitational walking football tournament held on astroturf at the Ballina Hockey Club.