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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 […]

Then and Now – Celebrating the rich history of Tintenbar over the past century

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Then, people used to hang a sheet outside their property to alert others that they needed to fetch a doctor : now the community of Tintenbar has a fully staffed medical practice Then ,it used to take a week to get to Grafton for the races via horse and cart: now it takes only an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ballina Prawn Festival continues to grow in stature

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

It had a wet start and a stormy end, but Ballina’s annual Prawn Festival continues to grow in stature. Last Saturday’s third annual Prawn Festival held at Missingham Park attracted an estimated 20,000 people, despite showers at the start of the day and a thunderstorm hitting just as the fireworks finale was about to get […]

‘Macca’ to pay Ballina a visit

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Ian ‘Macca’ MacNamara from ABC Radio’s Australia All Over program will be at the Ballina ABC Centre on Thursday, November 19, at 12 noon to meet and greet the good folk of Ballina. Mandy Lovett from the Ballina ABC Centre said: “He has a lot of fans all over the country and I’m hoping he’ll […]

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