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Ideal conditions for Mullet

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

They were ‘ideal conditions’ Sunday 4th May for a 10 tonne catch of Mullet at Shaws Bay according to local, professional fisherman Brian ‘Bing’ Newlands.  “The westerly winds and recent dry weather allowed for a good catch with 4 boats preparing 8 nets as the Mullet came down North Creek and were caught in the […]

Gallery of historic flood photographs

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

A gallery of flood photographs showing many different flood events in Ballina Shire has been compiled by Council for community information and viewing. The photo gallery can be viewed at Ballina Shire Council’s website (under the Environment tab). A number of residents answered Council’s request for photographs of flood events in and around Ballina. […]

Introducing Locals and their produce and products

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 are happy to promote local businesses and always happy to encourage people to Buy Local. For example we have promoted Ballina Honey this week in our newsletter to not only showcase local produce to visitors but to encourage people to continue to buy and support local products and produce. If you would like to […]

Revenge of the Potholes

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The growing pothole The same old potholes are there week in week out giving us that unwanted bumpy ride and where are the road crews? We have had perfect dry days over the past few weeks and yet the same potholes are still there growing deeper and wider to dodge and weave around. The pothole […]

Coast Road Graffiti

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

A few weeks back while driving between Lennox and Ballina I noticed three words in large letters painted in red on The Coast Road just north of the Flat Rock turnoff. I always seemed to miss reading the strange words as I passed it every day. Either it came up on me too quick as […]

Humpback whale migration to be explained

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

PICTURE: Cape Byron provides an ideal whale-watching venue. Ballina Shire residents wanting to learn more about the annual humpback whale migration can do so by attending the free Whale Information Morning at Cape Byron Lighthouse on Sunday, June 18, from 9.30 to 11am. The migration has begun in recent weeks with pods of whales passing […]

Ballina Shire conducts heritage study

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Ballina Shire Council is undertaking a shire-wide community-based heritage study. The council says the study, to be held this year and next, aims to identify and document buildings, places and moveable heritage items (relics and objects or records) in the shire considered to be significant to our community. “A heritage study investigates the historical context of a […]

Bream catches slowly improving

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

NSW Fishing Monthly editor Tony Zann reports on the local fishing scene … Bruce at Dave’s Bait Shop says the bream are starting to come into the river but they’re still mostly fairly small, although there have been a couple of better fish. At night on the big tides baits like mullet and mullet gut […]

It’s whale watching time

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

A winter highlight in this region is the annual whale migration, and whale-watchers can expect to see the glorious sights soon. The Department of Environment and Conservation has reported sightings off Coffs Harbour. National Parks says the two species most commonly seen in our waters are humpback and southern right. Good spots in the Ballina […]

Weekend fishing report for Ballina and district

Friday, May 5th, 2006

NSW Fishing Monthly editor Tony Zann reports on the local fishing … Bruce at Dave’s Bait Shop says there have still been some good hauls of whiting, from the lower river right up to Woodburn. The further upstream you get, the less the fish want worms and the more partial they are to yabbies and […]

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