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AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

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Bias

Congratulations on more ridiculous and biased coverage of the protests last Saturday. Rather than objectively report on the march, you...

Ballina Australia Day Awards nominations open

Do you know someone worthy of recognition in Ballina Shire? Award nominations are now open in categories including community-based activities, sport and the arts.

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Thanks David

Thank you David Heilpern for elucidating so eloquently a raft of issues that succinctly cover the current political climate…...

Gold Coast woman charged over fake COVID medical exemptions

A Gold Coast woman has been charged by Queensland Police for allegedly pretending to be a doctor and issuing...

COVID-19 hospital horror – opening up and the dangers ahead

A hospital is not a health farm. For a start, the food has a terrible reputation. Seriously though, when life is on the brink, a hospital is the destination.

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Covid 19 virus fragments in Ballina Shire and Grafton sewage

The Northern NSW Local Health District says fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in samples taken from the North and South Grafton sewage treatment plants on 24 September.

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

Wardell and Pimlico Halls to be upgraded

Yesterday the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, announced $70,000 of funding for upgrades to Wardell and Pimlico Halls, in Ballina Shire.

Local schools sharing their spaces over Summer

Schools often have the only quality playing fields and courts a town might have and having them closed for six weeks over summer means that some kids miss out on the opportunity for exercise.

Ballina level 1 water restrictions from tomorrow

Ballina Shire Council has decided to enact level 1 water restrictions from Saturday the 7 December. 

Out of control fires at Wardell and Mt Nardi

Hot dry conditions have led to numerous fires burning across the north coast and northern NSW areas including at Wardell and Mt Nardi.

Fire in Wardell, Busbys Flat Fire still burning

At least ten bush and grass fires were burning in the far north coast area this morning, including one in the Ballina shire.

Police searching for 23 year old

Police are seeking community assistance in locating Tamika Glass, also known as Tamika Gee.

Ballina push for more police and firefighters

Permanent firefighters for Ballina and more police resources for Alstonville and Wardell are among motions to be considered by Ballina Shire Council tomorrow.

South Ballina residents fuming over ferry hike

South Ballina residents are up in arms at plans to double the annual ferry charges.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.