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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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Franklin delivers on roads funding

Roads, roads, roads... Ben Franklin has delivered on the $25m election promise made during his bid to win the seat of Ballina in the las NSW election.

Nats promise $25m to fix Byron’s roads

The NSW Deputy Premier has promised to provide $25 million to fix Byron's roads and other basic infrastructure if his government is re-elected at the up-coming state election.

Labor promises to fix North Coast roads

NSW Labor has announced plans to pour almost a billion dollars into rural and regional roads over the next five years if it is elected in March.

Byron prioritises ‘roads, rates and rubbish’

Byron Shire Council has moved to assure residents its focus is firmly on roads, rates and rubbish, although one of the major beneficiaries in this year's budget will be the controversial Byron Bay Bypass.

Regional road funding described as ‘paltry’

More than 100 regional and rural councils will be vying for $37.5 million in roads funding out of a total state government roads budget of $5.5 billion. The sum available under the Country Roads and Bridges program has been described as ‘paltry’ by shadow roads minister Walt Secord.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021