Archive for the 'Ballina Shire people' Category

Local stories from locals – ‘If These Halls Could Talk’

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

In response to our recent mail out asking if you wanted to stay on our newsletter list we received this back from Josephine. ‘Yes I am staying, and I thought I must have missed some because I’ve been busy’. Actually, I’ve been very busy with If These Halls Could Talk.  The Arts Northern Rivers Project […]

Tin Can Art Exhibition 2016

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

September 23, 24, 25 at Tintenbar Hall Calling all artists! Deadline coming up to enter the Tintenbar Art Show! Tina Farrow, local artist and TinCAN member who is helping to organise the show said today, “We have had a marvellous response from the arts community to our call for entries”. “Around 40 or more artists  […]

2017 Australia Day Award Nominations – NOW OPEN!

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The Australia Day Awards program brings the community together each and every year to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of community minded individuals and groups in our Shire. We need your help! Ballina Shire Council is seeking your assistance in recognising these people and groups for a Ballina Shire Australia Day Award. There are […]

Gary Meredith honoured by Jet Boat Surf Rescue

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue stalwart Gary Meredith was honoured for his decades of service to the organisation by being named a life member today. Gary received the award at today’s Sponsors Day, where the rescue service thanked those whose donations keep it operating. The rescue boat has saved many lives during its 40-year plus […]

Do you know someone worthy of an Australia Day award?

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Don’t forget that the 2016 Australia Day Award nominations are now open. The awards program brings the community together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations that make an outstanding contribution to the Ballina Shire community. There are six categories for nomination: Young Citizen of the Year (30 years or under) Senior […]

The Faces of The Mother’s Day Classic

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run/walk which is a popular, national community event that donates its fundraising to Breast Cancer research. There are facts and figures that have been shared about the number of years the Mother’s Day Classic has been running (this is the 18th); the approximate number of women estimated to […]

2016 Australia Day Award nominations open

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Nominations for the 2016 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards are now open. The Australia Day Awards program brings the community together each and every year to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of community minded individuals and groups in our Shire. Local institutions, service organisations and individuals have a good understanding of the people, and […]

‘Chicky’ would have loved it!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Helen ‘Chicky’ Poulos would have loved it – 150 people walking along North Wall in their daggiest shirts. That’s what happened last Saturday when the inaugural walk to honour the former Ballina High School teacher was held. The walk marked one year since the death of the much-loved Chicky, who died last year aged 58. […]

Daggiest Shirt You Own Walk will remember Chicky

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Helen “Chicky” Poulos was a regular site walking along North Wall, Ballina, usually in a “daggy” shirt. Chicky passed away a year ago, and her friends will remember her on Saturday, March 28, with a Daggiest Shirt You Own Walk. “This is the dress code Chicky would love,” organiser Jenny Seymour said. “It’s a year […]

Alstonville’s Bob Wilson gets Community Service Award

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

  The Member for Ballina, Don Page, has announced that Robert (Bob) Wilson from Alstonville has received a prestigious NSW Community Service Award. The NSW Government’s Community Service Award recognises people who have contributed to the improvement of the quality of life of members of their community. “Bob Wilson is synonymous with Alstonville and he […]

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