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Lennox Head was woken to the thundering sounds of the Samba-Blistas as they heralded Jacqueline Freney’s homecoming on Tuesday, October 2. Kids and adults alike, with faces painted and flags waving, lined Ballina Street, Lennox Head, cheering for the international sporting hero. Read more.

Ballina Seagulls Junior Rugby League Club sold a winning ticket in one of the major prizes in the 2012 Toyota Monster Raffle. Ballina Seagulls was among 144 clubs from NSW, Queensland and Victoria to sell tickets in the 2012 Toyota Monster Raffle. The major prize-winners were Ballina’s Peta-Marie Spencer and Ray Sutter from Childers. Read more.

Bundjalung elder Bertha Kapeen, of Ballina, will speak about her life when she takes part in Inside Story with Mick O’Regan on Sunday afternoon, 14th October at 1pm at the Bangalow Museum. One of Aunty Bertha’s great passions in life is to bring about greater cultural awareness and understanding of not only what life used to be like for Aboriginal people, but how it has or hasn’t changed over the years. Full story.

A class from Byron Community Primary School is now the proud owner of $1,000 worth of new books and a colourful reading mat after student, Tilka Fossemalle, won the inaugural Vado’s Carpet Court Storybook Challenge. Tilka submitted a story about what she loves the most in her community, winning the prize for her classroom, as well as a book package worth $250 for herself. Tilka’s story talked about how clean and beautiful her local community is. Read more.

Jancine & The Ballina Info Team

PS. Don't forget daylight saving starts Sunday morning!
Clocks go forward 1 hour.

Jacqueline Homecoming

Bertha Kapeen

Storybook Challenge

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Make it, Bake it, Grow it Markets
Sunday 7 October 2012, 9am - 1pm
at The Waterpark, Summerland House Farm,
253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville.




  • Running time: 115 MINS
  • Rating: (MA) 15+
  • Director: P.J. Hogan
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Gibney, Deborah Mailman, Bethany Whitmore, Lily Sullivan
  • Session Times:
    THURSDAY 4TH TO WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER - 10.10AM, 3.00PM, 7.00PM, 9.05PM.

In this Australian comedy-drama Toni Collette is the wild and wacky Shaz, nanny to five girls whose mother has just been committed. Collette is reunited with her Muriel's Wedding director, PJ Hogan. Shaz is hired by a philandering politician (Anthony LaPaglia) following his wife's nervous breakdown. After transforming the girls from town jokes into forces to be reckoned with, a secret from Shaz's past threatens to break up her new family. MA15+ (Strong coarse language and themes)

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