News from around the web June 29 2017

News from around the web from last week. Remember, if you have a comment to make about any of these stories, please leave us a message below.

First drones with sirens on NSW beaches
Shark-spotting drones and helicopters are set to again patrol northern NSW beaches over the upcoming school holidays, but, for the first time, some of the drones will be fitted with a siren.

Go the Groms at Skullcandy surf event
SOME of the best Far North Coast junior surfers will be among the favourites when the sixth annual Skullcandy Oz Grom Open comes to Lennox Head next week.

Cane Crush Season in Full Swing
Northern Rivers residents may notice more plumes of smoke in the sky – but they’re being told, not to worry.

Indigenous languages in the spotlight for NAIDOC
NEXT week’s NAIDOC celebrations will focus on the theme “Our languages matter”. The theme aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, linking people to their land and water, and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

Shark numbers surge ahead of Lennox Head junior surf contest
One of the country’s biggest, most prestigious junior surf contests will be held next month on a stretch of coast where fishermen are seeing large great white sharks “all the time”.

Ballina Council Backs Push for Full-time Firefighters
The Ballina Shire Council will proceed with its plans to build a skatepark at the Wollongbar sports field site after an attempt to overturn the decision failed at Thursday’s meeting.

Ballina hotel’s secret to success
ONLINE customer reviews can mean make or break hotel businesses in this ever-evolving digital world with bad ratings on social travel websites weighing heavily in the minds of tourists when booking their holiday accommodation.

Ballina council sticks with sports field site for skatepark
The Ballina Shire Council will proceed with its plans to build a skatepark at the Wollongbar sports field site after an attempt to overturn the decision failed at Thursday’s meeting.

Ballina brewery getting ready to serve cold ones
Seven Mile Brewing Company’s plans for the craft beer watering hole in Southern Cross Dr industrial estate were approved by Ballina Shire Council

Ballina Food and Wine Festival
The festival is fast approaching. The main festival day is Sunday 2 July and entry costs $25, but for those who wish to claim a quick tax deduction, or celebrate a great financial year, Friday 30 June is the gala four-course dinner at Ballina RSL, featuring Kelly Knight and her jazz/funk ensemble. Tickets $95.



One Response to “News from around the web June 29 2017”

  1. Hi there,
    My name is Meredith Yardley and I am a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. I am establishing a community free Laughter Club from Tuesday 18 July. Held weekly from 5.30pm-6.15pm every Tuesday from 18 July, the BeLLY (Ballina and Lennox Laughter Yoga) Laughter Club will be free and open to everyone (although a gold coin donation will be welcome to help pay for the room and other incidentals) regardless of their age, gender, physical ability or financial status. Regular laughter has been proven to provide many physical, emotional and mental health benefits, and in the BeLLY Laughter Club we will engage in guided laughter exercises that will have people laughing for no reason.
    Details are:
    Day – Tuesdays from 18 July, 5.30-6.15pm
    Place – St Marys Anglican Church Administration Hall, 38 Norton St (entry from Burnet St)
    Bring – water
    Wear – something loose and comfy
    Cost – $0 :)

    I’d very much appreciate you including this as a regular community feature in your newsletter. Please contact me if you have any questions:
    Meredith Yardley (MA Comms; GradDip SocEc)
    p: 0434 076 183

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