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No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

Superior to civilisation as we know it

Indigenous folk of the Australian continent existed in superior fashion to civilisation as we know it   My evidence, your Dishonour?   There were no policemen, no wrongful...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning...

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

As summer approaches

Ah yes, all this death because we could not listen and a bus winding through the renamed country road once a walking track now paved...

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Mullumbimby hosts 24 clubs for swimming carnival

Over 130 swimmers from 24 clubs enjoyed a great day of competition at the Mullumbimby Swimming Club’s qualifying meet, held at the Petria Thomas pool on 14 March.

Ocean Shores 18 qualify for state school swimming final

Eighteen swimmers from the Ocean Shores Aquatics swim team have secured berths to the NSW state finals in Sydney in coming weeks. They will be representing their schools and racing will be in late March or early April depending on the school. 

Mullumbimby swim meet draws 200

Over 200 swimmers from 15 clubs took part in the Mullumbimby Swim Club’s Halloween Qualifying Meet held at the Petria Thomas Memorial Pool last Sunday.

44 drownings on NSW coast in one year

More than a third (34 per cent) of the drownings happened when people were trying to swim but 18% were due to rock-fishing accidents.

Aquatic 21 prepare for state school finals

It has been a demanding last couple of weeks for the swimmers of the Ocean Shores Aquatics squad as they prepared for the final...

Aquatic Centre reopens with a splash

Patrons at Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre in Tweed Heads South will enjoy more comfortable conditions, following a $400,000 upgrade officially launched on Thursday.

Swim team grows in Lismore

With many years of hard work by Lismore Workers Swim Team committee and dedicated parents and friends, the club is now s growing in membership

Byron High wins Mike Evans

Byron bay High School have won the Mike Evans Memorial Trophy which is presented to the winning school at the North Coast Swimming meet for 2014.

Council gets warm glow from Lismore’s cool pools

Lismore Memorial Baths and Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre (GSAC) are improving their energy efficiency in a move that will save Lismore City Council more than $100,000 year.

Council won’t splash out on Bangalow Pool

A new generation of Bangalow residents may yet be able to enjoy a swim in a town pool, despite what supporters say were ongoing attempts by Byron Shire Council staff to resist their plans.

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.