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Wed 14 Aug 2019

SPORTS RESULTS: Comprehensive results from across the Shire

SPORTS RESULTS: Comprehensive results from across the Shire

ALL your athletics, bowls, bridge and golf results from the Ballina Shire competitions.

Ballina's Riding for the Disabled turns 40

Ballina's Riding for the Disabled turns 40

THE organisation has helped hundreds of people over the years.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Skate parks closed for much-needed maintenance

Skate parks closed for much-needed maintenance

THE work will be finished in time for Ballina's popular annual skateboarding competition.

Night works begin on The Coast Rd

Night works begin on The Coast Rd

TWO new roundabouts and an underpass are being built as part of a new development at Skennars Head.

New tourism guide shows off the jewels of Ballina Shire

New tourism guide shows off the jewels of Ballina Shire

VISITOR numbers have hit the one million mark -- where's your favourite place in our region?

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Artist a finalist in 'Archibald Prize for bird painters'

Artist a finalist in 'Archibald Prize for bird painters'

A NORTHERN Rivers artist's incredible painting of an osprey has been named a finalist in a prestigious art prize.

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Big W reveals first stores to close

Big W reveals first stores to close

The discount department store favourite has announced the first batch of stores to close next year and all three are in the same city.

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Workers urged to check their pay slips

Workers urged to check their pay slips

More than two million Australians are being urged to check their pay slips to ensure they have received a pay rise.

P-plater’s terrifying game of ‘chicken’

P-plater’s terrifying game of ‘chicken’

A teenager who left her passenger terrified as she played a game with oncoming cars is in police sights after she posted it on Snapchat.

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Local lender bcu responds to RBA interest rate cut

Local lender bcu responds to RBA interest rate cut

bcu passes on the latest Reserve Bank of Australia rate cut.

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Is it too late to get the flu shot?

Is it too late to get the flu shot?

The Australian Medical Association warns the worst of the “horror flu season” is yet to come and has revealed best time to get a flu jab.

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Where to spot Migaloo as the white whale turns 30 this year

Where to spot Migaloo as the white whale turns 30 this year

Whale-watching season is officially upon us, and we only have one question: Where is our favourite albino humpback whale?

Mon 10 Jun 2019

Anger as surfers stay in water with 60 bull sharks

Anger as surfers stay in water with 60 bull sharks

MAYOR concerned some surfers’ ignorance of the closure could increase the risk of tragedy.

Fri 7 Jun 2019

Minister's chilling warning: 'People will die this weekend'

Minister's chilling warning: 'People will die this weekend'

The NSW Transport Minister has urged drivers to show caution on the roads this long weekend as he announced the start of double demerit points.

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Borrowers set to receive interest rate relief from bcu

Borrowers set to receive interest rate relief from bcu

They will pass on the Reserve Bank of Australia's interest rate cut of 0.25 per cent.

Tue 14 May 2019

Woman’s letterbox ‘marked’ with tape

Woman’s letterbox ‘marked’ with tape

A Ballina woman who found black tape posted to her letterbox reached out to a local crime group and received answers after asking what it could mean.

Leaders’ TV spat fires up voters

Leaders’ TV spat fires up voters

Liberal and Labor leaders were caught in a barney on TV over the Budget and Clive Palmer, after fielding questions about Newstart.

Fri 10 May 2019

Inside Aussie families’ ice hell

Inside Aussie families’ ice hell

A rare glimpse inside the poverty-stricken homes of Australian ice addicts has revealed just how badly the drug is devastating lives.

Thu 9 May 2019

Thor’s haven Australia’s most expensive town

Thor’s haven Australia’s most expensive town

It is home to some of our biggest celebrity names, and Thor’s mega mansion. Now this hippie haven can also lay claim to another illustrious title.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

HOUSE FIRE: 'I was yelling... they were still asleep'

HOUSE FIRE: 'I was yelling... they were still asleep'

FIREFIGHTERS rushed to evacuate homes when a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

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