News

Fri 7 Dec 2018

80,000 lights: The true spirit of Christmas lives in Ballina

80,000 lights: The true spirit of Christmas lives in Ballina

VISITING Pat and Gynette Kennedy's home is a Northern Rivers Christmas tradition that has been going for 24 years.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Scary number of drivers falling asleep while driving

Scary number of drivers falling asleep while driving

A staggering number of NSW drivers have nodded off behind the wheel for a “microsleep” that can last as little as one second but still have deadly consequences.

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Major brewer feels the sting of ring pull beer caps

Major brewer feels the sting of ring pull beer caps

Beer drinkers say their new stubbies have lost something special, with that classic sound of "sttt" in the opening of a twist top now gone.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

New equipment helps keep us safe in the water

New equipment helps keep us safe in the water

ORGANISATION plays a crucial role in patrolling our waterways.

Doing this while driving will cost you 10 demerit points

Doing this while driving will cost you 10 demerit points

POLICE will be clamping down on this behaviour that costs lives.

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Funeral held for beloved surf life saver

Funeral held for beloved surf life saver

WITH "much sadness", the Surf Life Saving community farewelled one of its stalwarts, a man described as a "mentor and good friend".

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Scavengers run amok at Vinnies

Scavengers run amok at Vinnies

PROPERTY owners call to get rid of charity bins.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

'Unfortunate accident': Man killed during storm

'Unfortunate accident': Man killed during storm

"OUR thoughts are with the family of this man and hope no one has to encounter this type of loss."

Thu 4 Oct 2018

Why festivals breached patron numbers in 2017

Why festivals breached patron numbers in 2017

A FESTIVAL site and quarry were issued with penalty notices after spot inspections.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Holiday traffic already causing headaches

Holiday traffic already causing headaches

THE long weekend is just around the corner, but if you're planning to hit the road you'd better leave yourself extra travel time

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Cause of mass bee death a mystery

Cause of mass bee death a mystery

AS BEES drop like flies, beekeepers warn people to stay vigilant.

A profitable partnership

A profitable partnership

East Ballina Lions and Ballina Fair team up to support drought-stricken farmers in successful appeal

Keeping the heart beating

Keeping the heart beating

Solo bike ride along east coast to raise awareness of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Skatefest going ahead

Skatefest going ahead

Fair Go Skatefest to run again this year, despite no Prawn Festival support

Funds help auxiliary to provide trolley

Funds help auxiliary to provide trolley

State government provides $10,000 boost to local hospital auxiliary to help save lives

Truth about where you grew up

Truth about where you grew up

CONCERNING new research has revealed just how big an effect your suburb can have on you, even much later in life.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Harsh new road rule you need to know

Harsh new road rule you need to know

STRICTER penalties are in place from today for motorists caught using phones. Here’s everything you can and can’t do.

Organisations share in $350,000 worth of grants

Organisations share in $350,000 worth of grants

Local charities and organisations share in $350,000 worth of Ballina RSL Club grants

Hidden treasures uncovered

Hidden treasures uncovered

Visitors to Ballina thrilled to find naval and maritime museum

Helping seniors smile

Helping seniors smile

Macadamia Castle launches new animal experiences specially designed for aged care facilities

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