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NBN rollout a step closer for Northern Rivers

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Many residents and business in the Northern Rivers are set to benefit from some of the world’s best commercial satellite broadband when the NBN Co launches its revolutionary Sky Muster service in the second quarter of next year, Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This is going to make a huge difference too many […]

Australian macadamia industry announces record Australian macadamia crop

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Australia’s macadamia growers have produced the largest Australian macadamia crop ever – 48,300 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture (45,100 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture). The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) said the final 2015 crop figure represents a 10 per cent increase on last year’s crop. Approximately 25 per cent of the crop (13,100 tonnes @ […]

Holiday arrangements for the Ballina Cup in 2016 and 2017

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Changes are afoot for coming Ballina Cup days. In previous years Ballina Shire Council has made application on behalf of the Ballina Jockey Club for a part-day  public holiday (normally between the hours of 12 noon and 6 pm) for the Ballina Cup. “NSW Industrial Relations has issued guidelines on applications for public holidays. These […]

Ballina Base Motorcycle Touring Guide

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The motorcycle industry is a vital contributor to the national economy, contributing $3.6 billion per year. In fact, per capita, Australia is the largest off-road market in the world. Peter Richardson, a touring bike enthusiast, could see the potential in tapping into the motorcycle tourism market and approached Ballina Shire Council with the idea of […]

New air services connecting Ballina and Newcastle

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has announced that FlyPelican will commence flights connecting the Northern Rivers region to the Newcastle region in December 2015 (subject to regulatory approval). The new service provides the two regional communities with a daily Ballina to Newcastle return air service. FlyPelican, an independent regional airline, is excited to be adding […]

Horizon Motorhomes, Amber Kolo win State Caravan and Camping Industry awards

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association has celebrated the best of what the industry offers with the announcement of the winners of the 2015 Awards of Excellence, and Ballina-based Horizon Motorhomes and North Coast Holiday Parks’ Amber Kolo were among the winners. The Young Employee Of The Year award went to Amber, while Horizon […]

Ritchies IGA and customers support rescue chopper

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has 200,000 reasons to say thank you to Ritchie’s IGA and its customers. Nearly 10 years ago the Ballina Ritchies Supa IGA store opened and since that time its customers have helped to raise over $200,000 in donation support through the stores Community Benefits program. Ballina store manager Jamie […]

Contractors, suppliers invited to highway upgrade briefing in Ballina

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The Roads and Maritime Services, in partnership with Pacific Complete, are inviting interested contractors and suppliers to attend an industry briefing in Ballina about the 155km Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. A Roads and Maritime spokesman said Pacific Complete, comprising Laing O’Rourke and Parsons Brinckerhoff, would partner with the Pacific Highway Office to deliver […]

Ballina Fishermen’s Co-op wants your vote

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The 2015 Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards People’s Choice voting is now open, and the Ballina Fishermen’s Co-op is in the running for an award. Sydney Fish Market is passing the baton to the people to judge the finest seafood NSW has to offer in the Seafood Excellence Awards this year. Northern NSW residents […]

Ballina Shire restaurants display their hygiene Scores on Doors

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Ballina Shire residents and diners can now see how well local food businesses are complying with food hygiene and safety requirements. Ballina Shire Council is a major participator in the statewide Scores on Doors program, which aims to improve food safety standards and to reduce the instance of foodborne illness in the retail food industry. […]

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