Archive for the 'Ballina Shire people' Category

Margaret Paul is Ballina Electorate Woman of the Year

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Member for Ballina, Don Page, has announced that Margaret Paul from Ballina is the 2015 Ballina Electorate Woman of the Year. “In 1975 Margaret attended the inaugural meeting of the Ballina Laurel Club which was formed to support the widows of Legacy, and 40 years later she is still involved,” Mr Page said. “Margaret […]

I Can Swim a Rainbow preview exhibition

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

I Can Swim a Rainbow is the title of Kim Michelle Toft’s stunning new children’s book, being launched in Hong Kong, March 2015. Before she leaves our shores Kim will be exhibiting the complete set of all the original silk paintings from the book at Ramada Ballina.  This will be the only time that they […]

Slow down as kids go back to school

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

As students prepare to start the new school year, Council’s Road Safety Officer, Jodie Hewett is urging parents, motorists and children to be more vigilant in and around school zones. “There are many children starting kindergarten or perhaps riding their new bike to school. They are still getting used to the idea of being back […]

Seeking Airport Ambassadors

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Do you enjoy talking to people and have great local knowledge? Ballina Visitor Information Centre is calling on anyone interested in becoming a Volunteer Ambassador based at the arrivals terminal at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Information Desk. If you enjoy making friends and spending time with community minded people, contact Sandra Jackson at the […]

GABRIEL and CECILIA – The Voice Stars in Lennox Head this Australia Day

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Ballina Shire Council is thrilled to announce that Northern Rivers’ siblings Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini will be performing this Australia Day. Fresh from their success on THE VOICE 2014, the duo will be performing a selection of acoustic songs at the Ballina Shire Australia Day Ceremony on Monday 26 January in Lennox Head. At just […]

Art at the Airport – Robyn Sweaney

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is pleased to present a new series of works for the exciting Art at the Airport program in January and February 2015. The program features two major works by leading contemporary Australian artist Robyn Sweaney. Robyn Sweaney is an artist based in Mullumbimby and since 1992 she has held 12 […]

Nominations closing soon 2015 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Do you know someone making a difference in the community? Then nominate them for an Australia Day Award. Nominations are still open for the 2015 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards. Applications are being accepted in the following categories: • Young Citizen of the Year (30 years of age or under) • Citizen of the Year […]

Don Page reflects on 27 years in public office in Valedictory Speech

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

In his final speech before NSW Parliament on Tuesday 11th November 2014, Don Page thanked his family, his local electorate and mentioned the three family heroes in his life. He also mentioned the successes and failures, from backbench to Parliamentary Secretary, including his 12 portfolio areas. “I will be forever grateful to the people of […]

Councils prepare for upcoming reforms with head on clash

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Five teams from the Northern Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils will compete in Ballina on 12 and 13 November 2014 in the Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW Rural Management Challenge. Tweed Shire Council, Lismore City Council, and Richmond Valley Council will put up one team apiece, while Ballina Shire Council will provide two teams in […]

Owen St Fire victims need our help

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Community Support is gaining momentum for the victims of the devastating Owen St fire on Friday 10th October. The source of the fire, now known to have been caused by a 9kg gas bottle exploding, caused the death of 47-year-old Michael Richard Karel and left the five other occupants homeless. A trust account has been set […]

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