Archive for the 'Evans Head' Category

Shark Net Trial Community Drop-In Sessions

Friday, November 4th, 2016

From Saturday 29 October the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will host community drop-in stands to engage the community regarding the North Coast Shark Net trial. Ballina Shire Council encourages community members to attend these community drop-in stands to get a better understanding of the shark net trial and other measures that the DPI has […]

NSW Government announces $16 million shark strategy

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair today announced an increase in aerial shark surveillance as well as trials of new technologies as part of the NSW Government’s five-year $16 million shark strategy. Mr Blair today unveiled the strategy at Sydney’s Coogee Beach and said the NSW Government would take an integrated approach to protecting beachgoers […]

Man to face court in Ballina over counterfeit currency

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

A man will face court in Ballina next month after he was allegedly found in possession of counterfeit currency in Evans Head. Police commenced investigations after a number of counterfeit notes were allegedly used at licensed premises at Evans Head on Saturday 17 October 2015. On Tuesday, 20 October, police arrested a 72-year-old man at […]

The ArtLAB Project @ NRCG

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Immerse yourself in the ‘art’ of ‘art’ this October with a range of thought-provoking gallery programs that delve into the meaning, motivation and outcomes of contemporary art practice. Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) partners with Lennox Arts Board Inc (LAB) and Southern Cross University (SCU) Curatorial Lab to present the inaugural ArtLAB Project. The dynamic […]

Environmental message in a bottle

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Where does marine debris come from? The answer for much of it may be far, far away. For more than a decade, marine scientists have suggested 80 per cent of marine debris comes from land and 20 per cent from activities at sea. However, observations from the NSW North Coast suggest a steady increase in […]

Ballina Jet Rescue Boat crew rescue fishermen at night near Evans Head

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Two fishermen are counting their blessings after being rescued by the crew of the Ballina Jet Rescue Boat in a dramatic night-time search operation near Evans Head. The Jet Boat was tasked by Police at 2.50am to respond to reports a trawler was on fire off the coast of Evans Head. The volunteer rescue crew […]

Ballina’s White Ribbon Day Walk 2014

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Next Tuesday, November 25, is White Ribbon Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and the start of 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women. For the second year in a row Ballina will be having a White Ribbon Day Walk. Community members will meet in the park out […]

Muttonbirds die in their thousands on local beaches

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Thousands of muttonbirds (short tailed shearwaters) have washed up on North Coast Beaches overnight.  Reports of dead and dying birds have come from Kingscliff to Evans Head. Australian Seabird Rescue advises that due to the number and distribution of the birds across the North Coast, it is unable to respond to individual calls for assistance […]

Chip in for the chopper!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Ballina Shire residents are being asked to support the annual Westpac Rescue Helicopter Annual Appeal. During the week over 170,000 specially marked donation envelopes are being delivered to letterboxes across the flight region which stretches from Tweed in the north, south to Nambucca and Macksville and west to Tenterfield and Glen Innes. The Service is […]

Save our Clubs rally to be held in Ballina

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The 39 not-for-profit clubs across Ballina, Lismore, Grafton and Casino have appealed to the community to show their support for their clubs, and attend the Save our Clubs rally in Ballina next week. Clubs across the Page electorate would be forced to spend more than $22 million to install the mandatory pre-commitment scheme being proposed […]

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