May 2016

Published a story 27th May 2016 6:18 PM

A CLARENCE Valley business has more than skin in the game at tomorrow’s Junction Hill Tennis Club’s Fast 4s tournament.

Plywood court road tests

A CLARENCE Valley business has more than skin in the game at tomorrow’s Junction Hill Tennis Club’s Fast 4s tournament.

Published a story 27th May 2016 10:48 AM

Sharryn Usher was the iconic figure of the 2012 Grafton jail protests. Now, for the second time in five years, she has lost her job at the prison.

Jail teacher Sharryn Usher loses job for second time in five years

Sharryn Usher was the iconic figure of the 2012 Grafton jail protests. Now, for the second time in five years, she has lost her job at the prison.

Published a story 26th May 2016 6:12 PM

THE FUTURE of a plan to increase rates by 37% over the next five years will become clearer in coming weeks when Clarence Valley Council meets with IPART.

37% council rate hike still on cards

THE FUTURE of a plan to increase rates by 37% over the next five years will become clearer in coming weeks when Clarence Valley Council meets with IPART.

Commented on a story 26th May 2016 10:32 AM

WHEN I feel glum I drive out to Cakora Headland to watch the sea eagles riding the air currents before swooping down to snare a treat or feast.

LETTER: Bloody blades pose danger for national treasure

"Here's a few facts from that world wide organisation of bird haters, the Royal Society for the..."

Published a story 25th May 2016 5:32 PM

GRAFTON Men's Shed has just finished the last of 65 possum boxes which will be put out along the Pacific Highway upgrade in the region to house small animals.

Men’s Shed blitzes the possum renovation rescue

GRAFTON Men's Shed has just finished the last of 65 possum boxes which will be put out along the Pacific Highway upgrade in the region to house small animals.

Published a story 24th May 2016 6:37 PM

MACLEAN should be able to dip into a $1million fund to help communities deal with flying fox hot spots, says the Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis.

A million dollar solution to Maclean's bat disaster?

MACLEAN should be able to dip into a $1million fund to help communities deal with flying fox hot spots, says the Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis.

Published a story 24th May 2016 1:24 PM

SALINITY levels in Alumy Creek and the Clarence River near Southgate are at least four times the levels recommended for safe irrigation.

Salinity levels four to five times danger point for irrigators

SALINITY levels in Alumy Creek and the Clarence River near Southgate are at least four times the levels recommended for safe irrigation.

Published a story 24th May 2016 10:06 AM

IN A WIN for community, Grafton Cathedral Op Shop enjoyed a successful day of trade after reopening its doors for the first time since a vandal fire last year.

Grafton Cathedral Op Shop rises from the ashes

IN A WIN for community, Grafton Cathedral Op Shop enjoyed a successful day of trade after reopening its doors for the first time since a vandal fire last year.

Published a story 23rd May 2016 6:11 PM

A 25-YEAR-old South Grafton man, who head butted his partner on the steps of Grafton Police Station, asked to have a six-month non-parole period waived.

Prisoner: 'Can I stay in jail longer?'

A 25-YEAR-old South Grafton man, who head butted his partner on the steps of Grafton Police Station, asked to have a six-month non-parole period waived.

Published a story 23rd May 2016 4:11 PM

"WE HAVE had to get a crane in to carry a coffin. The body weighed more than 250kg - that's a quarter of a tonne."

The obese and extra-tall to pay "oversized grave" fees

"WE HAVE had to get a crane in to carry a coffin. The body weighed more than 250kg - that's a quarter of a tonne."

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