Archive for the 'Evans Head' Category

Our beaches and waterways get a tick of approval

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The water quality at beaches in the Ballina and Byron shires is among the best in New South Wales, said the Member for Ballina, Don Page. The 2009-2010 State of the Beaches Report found the majority of beaches, coastal lakes and lagoons and estuarine swimming sites in the Ballina electorate were rated as ‘very good’ […]

Richmond-Tweed average house prices

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Average Richmond-Tweed house prices have risen by 12.4% in the past 12 months, to $444,000, with Lennox Head leading the growth locally. Like most regional areas in NSW, the Richmond-Tweed region’s rebound out of the global financial crisis has not been as strong as recorded in the capital cities, though they have recently returned to […]

The link between 4WD Fishermen and dead fish

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The following letter was submitted by a Ballina Info reader over the weekend. Please feel free to leave you own opinion on the topics raised in the comments section below. (I might even chip in myself). To:, I am writing to express my dismay at the killing of stingrays and wobbegong sharks occurring frequently […]

Keep an eye out for shorebirds in the school holidays

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

With the Queensland school holidays starting next week, beach visitors are asked to steer clear of nesting shorebirds. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Pest Management Officer Lisa Wellman said that threatened Pied Oystercatchers are currently nesting at a range of sites throughout the Northern Rivers region. “Pied Oystercatchers are currently sitting on nests at […]

Man bitten by shark near Evans Head

Monday, December 14th, 2009

In a lucky escape a surfer has escaped serious injury after being bitten on the toe by a shark near Coffee Rock. The man was being treated in Lismore Hospital after the encounter. Whilst the number of shark attacks is still low, for divers and surfers you can never be too careful while the sharks […]

Evans Head Christmas Carols

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Evans Head – Casino Surf Lifesaving Club is hosting it’s annual Christmas Carols by Candlelight 16 December. The night promises to be a great event with sausage sizzle and fundraising raffles. The Carols are being held at the club and ample parking is available in the adjoining car park. For more information visit their website […]

Evans Head RSL welcomes John Williamson

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

The Woodburn – Evans Head RSL welcomes John Williamson for his concert ‘The Hillbilly Road” on 25 November at 8pm. John Williamson has had a long history in the Australian music scene, having record sales  in excess of 2,000,000 and released 32 albums through his career. Tickets are still available  from the club for $40.

Evans Head welcomes ideal fishing conditions

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Local fishermen have enjoyed some excellent conditions recently both in the river and outside towards Chaos reef. With the holidays soon approaching the fishing conditions auger well for a successful summer break, with good catches reported from the Evans township. The bar has been relatively tame, but fishermen are reminded of the safety requirements for […]

Richmond Valley Council criticised over aerodrome contamination

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Richmond Valley Council knew about contamination of the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome in 2005 but failed to warn residents living on former aerodrome land, and users of the aerodrome, about potential risks to human health for two years, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Commitee president Richard Gates said. “Precautionary advice from Council should have been given […]

Cabin cruiser beached at Evans Head

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

A boat owner had a lucky escape last night when his cabin cruiser struck the north wall of the Evans Head bar, police said. The incident happened at 6.20pm as the man, from Lake Haven on the Central Coast, attempted to guide his boat across the bar. After striking the seawall the vessel began taking […]

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