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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

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Calls to remove shark nets state wide

A new report into the effectiveness of shark nets has prompted member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, to call for the removal of all NSW shark nets. 

The kids are alright…

Teenagers get a bad rap in the media – self-absorbed, argumentative, lazy, withdrawn, social media obsessed, irresponsible – but I’m here to tell you, as a young person, that the kids are alright.

Fight for the Bight paddle out protest Saturday

Support the fight to stop oil mining in the Great Australian Bight at this Saturday's paddle out in Byron and around the country.

Sea Shepherd visit highlights urgency of stopping Adani

Moored off the coast of Byron Bay on Friday, the Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel the MY Steve Irwin was there to point out the insanity of the Adani Carmichael coal mine. 

Sea Shepherd’s flagship The Steve Irwin in Byron this Friday

The Sea Shepherd's ship the M/Y Steve Irwin will be at anchor off Byron Bay this Friday July 27 as it takes the journey north to defend the Great Barrier Reef from threats posed by the Adani coal mine.

Has govt breached its own shark-net disentanglement plan?

Following the declaration last week by a NSW Department of Primary Industries official that contractors would not attend shark nets at Ballina to release an entangled ray, Sea Shepherd Australia and Humane Society International claim the department could be in breach of its own management plans. 

Govt ‘abandoning rays to die’ in shark nets

Sea Shepherd has accused the NSW Government of deliberately abandoning rays trapped in Ballina shark nets to die after it was refused permission to rescue two animals yesterday.

Sea Shepherd releases Australian Government whaling footage

Sea Shepherd has released unseen footage of Japanese whaling in Australian Antarctic waters filmed by the Australian Government in 2008 but suppressed until now.

Eco-warriors meet government authority on Ballina’s high seas

At least four of five North Coast shark nets were hauled from the ocean on Sunday after Sea Shepherd activists found two rays entangled off Lighthouse Beach in Ballina.

Sea Shepherd catches Japanese fleet with dead whale in sanctuary

After five weeks of patrolling the Southern Ocean, Sea Shepherd says it located the Japanese whale poachers’ factory whaling vessel in the Australian Whale...

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