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With 349 turtles, 1349 birds and 81 sea snakes being rescued over the past three years, Ballina's iconic Australian Seabird and Turtle Rescue is modernising and expanding. Assistant Manager Amanda Philp talked to The Echo about what's happening at the rescue centre on North Creek Road during the school holidays.
A short drive south of Ballina, at Pimlico, is the recently opened Ballina District Museum. With extra visitors in the area for school holidays, and weather not ideal for the beach, The Echo went along to meet some of the volunteers working to bring the region's history back to life.
With an increasing number of sea turtles coming into care, Ballina's iconic wildlife rescue charity based on North Creek Road has a new name and a new logo. It's now Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue. President Anna Dicker spoke to The Echo this week.
The Arty Party, a free one-day arts festival event for children and families, returns to Spinks Park in Lismore on October 6.
Balancing the needs of a diverse community is always a challenge but it is one that owners of the Eltham Hotel Matt Rabbidge and Luke Sullivan, just 15 minutes from Lismore, are determined to do following complaints about loud music at the pub.
Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to stay in place after a failed attempt by at least one conservative councillor to weaken rules aimed at protecting wildlife and reducing litter.