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Surveillance camera training to tackle illegal dumping

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Council rangers in the Ballina Shire are now better equipped to tackle illegal dumping and increase prosecution rates of offenders. Under a grant from the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded by the waste levy, Council’s officers attended a training session on the use of surveillance cameras to combat illegal dumping. […]

Smart phone course for seniors

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Ballina Shire Council’s program Broadband for Seniors is launching a new course this month to help our local seniors discover the magic of smart phones. “The Smart Phone Course for Seniors is a two-hour course delivered by knowledgeable local volunteers to help seniors learn more about their smart phone,” said Team Leader Community Facilities, Ms […]

2018 Australia Day Award Nominations

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The Ballina Shire 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. The program is now open and we need your help! Ballina Shire Council is seeking your assistance to nominate people and groups for a […]

Education in Art – In the Gallery for April

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG), Ballina presents three dynamic new exhibitions in April and welcomes community and visitors to join us in the Gallery. To the Power of Nine – Thinking Outside the Box | Southern Cross Small Schools To the Power of Nine – thinking Outside the Box is an innovative arts and creative […]

Work to begin at Lake Ainsworth

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

On Monday 13 February work will commence at Lake Ainsworth’s south eastern precinct to improve the space for future generations. The popular recreational area upgrade will include additional barbeques, pathways, picnic tables, formalised parking, erosion rehabilitationand landscaping. Vehicle access to the eastern road will close from Monday 13 February but will remain open for pedestrians […]

Declutter and Register for Second Hand Saturday

Friday, August 19th, 2016

There’s never been a better time to declutter and spring clean your home – Second Hand Saturday, the biggest day of garage sales on the North Coast, is coming to your neighbourhood this spring. The event, to be held on the Saturday 24 September, aims to promote reuse and recycling of household goods and furniture […]

Have you got a big idea for a tiny home?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Entries for the 2016 Tiny Homes Design Competition remain open until 1 September. This year’s Sustainable House Day theme is ‘Tiny Homes’, tapping into the growing tiny house movement that has taken off in America and other countries around the world. Residents, architects, designers and young people in the Northern Rivers are invited to enter […]

Pink Power Rules – 2016 Mother’s Day Classic Kicks Off In Ballina

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It can definitely be said that PINK POWER RULES after the success of the 2015 Mother’s Day Classic that saw more than 130,000 people around the country responsible for raising $3.1 million for breast cancer research. The Ballina event, now in its fourth year, takes the RULE OF PINK POWER seriously as the organisers envisage […]

New Look for Ballina Art Society Exhibition

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Ballina Art Society is proud to present its 44th Annual Art Exhibition on 15th, 16th, and 17th April, to be held for the first time at the Lennox Head Community Centre. The exhibition opens at 10am on Friday 15th with the official opening at 6pm that evening. Entry is free so come along and maybe […]

Rainbow Dragons win bronze at their first overseas regatta, as at team.

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club team has recently returned pumped from their first international regatta, at Wellington Dragon Boat Festival, New Zealand, and not just because they won trophy. Windy Wellington put on a solid half to a metre swell in the harbour and Rainbow Dragons are proud to say, they stayed in their […]

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