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August 20, 2022
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A matter of the commons

Michael Balson (Letters 3 August) writing about the Commons, has tried to place his interpretation on matters of...

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Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

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 solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

Let there be energy-efficient LED light

The shorter days and winter nights make after-work sport difficult for those wanting to keep fit, so the addition of LED lighting to local sports clubs allowing playing hours to be extended into the night is very welcome.

Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

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COVID-19 outbreak in Lismore evac centre

A flood evacuation centre in Lismore suffered a COVID outbreak that resulted in a significant number of flood victims becoming infected, local volunteers say.

Alstonville offering help and refuge

The Echo caught up with Ballina Councillor Simon Chate who has been volunteering at the Alstonville Cultural Centre, recently transformed into a movie studio and now a flood evacuation centre.

Ballina evacuation centre humming

In a big change from basketball, the temporary flood evacuation centre at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre on Cherry Street was a hive of activity across the weekend as displaced residents found emergency shelter and assistance.

Let there be energy-efficient LED light

The shorter days and winter nights make after-work sport difficult for those wanting to keep fit, so the addition of LED lighting to local sports clubs allowing playing hours to be extended into the night is very welcome.

Community Sleepout to raise funds for Vinnies tonight

The 2022 NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout is this week with participants across the state braving the cold to raise vital funds and awareness in support of local services provided by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Toddlers take note: Ross Park is ready for play! 

A much anticipated recreational area of Lennox Head has finally reopened after months of being a no-go zone for the toddlers of the town. The new-look Ross Park in the centre of the village is officially open and ready for play! 

Bundjalung stories on Country

As first peoples we have an inherited birthright and a deep responsibility to try, as much as possible, to tread lightly on Country and read Country.