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Bangalow will be funny this weekend

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Need a good laugh? If so, head out to Bangalow this weekend for the inaugural Bangalow Big Joke Comedy Festival. It’s being organised by well-known local comic Mandy Nolan, who says: “We have a comic panel with Greg Fleet, Jonathon Atherton and JJJ’s Dave Callan and stand-up performances by some of the country’s best: Fiona […]

A snapshot of voters in the Ballina electorate

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

2007 is an election year, so Ballina Info went delving into the website http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/to find out a few facts about the people who make up the Ballina electorate. We’ll keep you up-to-date on who’s standing for election and so on as the election nears … An estimated 42,000 people will vote in the Ballina electorate […]

Nominations sought for Ballina Australia Day Awards

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Nominations are being sought for the Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards. Ballina Council says the awards are a fantastic way of recognising the people in our community who make our shire a special place to live. “Many people work tirelessly to assist others, represent us at sporting events, put on magnificent events and play active […]

Seniors Week funding announced

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Three Ballina Electorate organisations have been awarded funding under the 2007 NSW Seniors Week Grants Program, Ballina MP Don Page announced today. Mr Page said the programs would be held during NSW Seniors Week from 11-18 March 2007. Alstonville Adult Learning: $500 for the ‘Drawing from the Right’ program Crowley Village: $1000 for ‘Crowley fun […]

It’s time to help drought-stricken farmers

Monday, October 16th, 2006

As Australia experiences severe drought, local woman Anne Thompson is organising another Christmas hamper relief appeal. “It’s time to do something to show our farmers that we haven’t forgotten them. They are suffering the worst drought in living memory and, as was said (Friday 13th) in an a television interview, ‘it is incumbent on the […]

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 […]

Stopping those nuisance telemarketing calls

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Are you one of those people who detest telemarketing calls — the ones that always come when you’re in the shower, cooking dinner or settling into a good movie? If so, there is somewhere to turn — the Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA). The Australian Government has introduced into Parliament the Do Not Call Register Bill […]

Ballina CSA office can help separated parents, says Causley

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Federal Nationals Member for Page Ian Causley is encouraging separated parents to visit the Child Support Agency’s local office in Tamar Street, Ballina. “Separation can be a really tough time for families. There are more than 10,000 separated parents in my electorate and I would recommend they make use of the local CSA office,” Mr […]

Exercise can slow rate of dementia, SCU study finds

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Exercise can slow the rate of dementia and improve the day-to-day lives of dementia sufferers, a new study by Southern Cross University has found. Dr John Stevens and Mark Killeen, from SCU’s Department of Nursing and Health Care Practices, conducted a randomised trial involving 75 residents of six aged care facilities on the North Coast […]

Palliative Care Week ‘focuses on vital support role’

Friday, May 19th, 2006

National Palliative Care Week (May 21-27) is a time to focus on the vital support role played by healthcare professionals, family members and carers in supporting local people in need of palliative care, according to the North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS). The NCAHS says more than 132,000 Australians die each year, about half from […]

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