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Ballina Shire 2016 Australia Day Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

The 2016 Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards were announced at the official celebrations held in Lennox Head on Tuesday 26 January 2016. All award nominations were of a high standard, presenting the review panel a difficult task of selecting the winners, in the categories of Sports, Arts Cultural, Volunteer, Young Citizen, Senior Citizen and Community […]

Slow down as kids go back to school

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Motorists are being reminded to slow down in school zones as classes recommence next week. “Children are frequently hit by motor vehicles because they are smaller and less visible than adults and they can react unpredictably in the road environment,” said Ms Helen Carpenter, Road Safety Officer for Ballina Shire Council and the Roads and […]

Award Nominees this Australia Day and Record Number of new Citizens

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Ballina Shire will be honouring the achievements and contributions of individuals and groups in the community as well as welcoming 45 new Australians this Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January 2016. A high calibre of nominations has been received across the categories of Sports, Arts Cultural, Volunteer, Young Citizen, Senior Citizen and Community Event of the […]

First Four Exhibitions for 2016 – Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

20 January – 14 February The Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina presents its first showcase of four new exhibitions for 2016. The line-up of exhibitions by five diverse and talented local artists is sure to enthuse gallery visitors. Belles – Lettres | Hannah Massey and Nathalie Verdejo Bluestocking | Amanda Bromfield The Palisades: Stories of […]

It’s Christmas at the Ballina Markets

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Christmas will be the theme at this Sunday’s Ballina Markets on the Canal Road site from 7am until 1pm. As well as offering the chance to do so last-minute Christmas shopping, the East Ballina Lions will be selling Christmas cakes and puddings, as well as tickets in their Christmas hamper raffle, with the winner being […]

2015 Celebration of Lessons and Carols for Christmas

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Want to know the true meaning of Christmas and get away from those trite shopping centre carols. St Andrew’s Church and St Carthage’s Cathedral choirs, Lismore, have been rehearsing a program of Lessons and Carols for your enjoyment and to fill listeners with the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas poetry, prose, and prayers round out […]

Northern Rivers Gallery December exhibitions

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents three exciting exhibitions this December exploring human connection to all forms of life. Established and emerging artists through their diverse artistic methods ranging from painting, print media, drawing and constructed assemblage present a stunning interpretation of the natural world. A Change in the Weather | Caroline McKay An avid […]

Max Walker is Ballina Shire’s Australia Day Ambassador

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Ballina Shire Council has announced that the special guest for the 2016 Australia Day Ceremony is sportsman, commentator and businessman Max Walker. Max is well-travelled, a wonderful story teller and a successful businessman. One of Australia’s favourite sons of sport, Max was one of a select group of sportsmen who played both Senior VFL/AFL Football […]

Australia Day Award nominations close this weekend

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Ballina Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards nominations will close this weekend. Don’t miss your opportunity to recognise people that have made a difference in our community. Applications are open in the following categories: Young citizen of the Year. Citizen of the Year. Senior Citizen of the Year. Volunteer of the Year. Sports Award. Arts/Cultural Award. Community […]

It’s Christmas carols time

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Christmas is near, and that means it’s carols times. This year’s carols in Ballina Shire will begin this weekend, with the Lennox Head Carols taking place on Sunday, December 6, at Williams Reserve. The event will open at 5pm. Of course, Santa will make an appearance, and there also will be food, fun for the […]

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