May 2016

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

ALMOST a year after a fire which destroyed its roof the Cathedral Op Shop is open for business in its old premises.

Cathdedral Op Shop moves back into repaired building

ALMOST a year after a fire which destroyed its roof the Cathedral Op Shop is open for business in its old premises.

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."

Published a story 23rd May 2016 11:16 AM

SUBMISSIONS call for additional fees for oversized graves in place since 2010/11 to be dead and buried at Tuesday council meeting.

Council to consider extra charge for oversized burials

SUBMISSIONS call for additional fees for oversized graves in place since 2010/11 to be dead and buried at Tuesday council meeting.

Commented on a story 21st May 2016 10:23 AM

AUSTRALIA lost one of its finest writers and the Clarence Valley its literary daughter this week, when author Gillian Mears died aged 51.

Mears' brilliant career cut short and we’ll be poorer for it

"Lovely recollections Lesley. I heard her speak at the library and was moved at how beautifully and..."

Commented on a story 21st May 2016 10:22 AM

THERE’S no better example of how out of touch Malcolm ‘Mr Harbourside Mansion’ Turnbull is with the interests of regional Australia.

Clumsy tax grab shows Turnbull out of touch

"And when you realise many of these itinerant workers are being paid less than they should be, making..."

Published a story 13th May 2016 6:12 PM

DAVID and Goliath stories don’t always follow the biblical template, as a Maclean man taking on fast food giant McDonald’s has found out.

Maccas KOs McKosher

DAVID and Goliath stories don’t always follow the biblical template, as a Maclean man taking on fast food giant McDonald’s has found out.

Published a story 13th May 2016 11:31 AM

GRAFTON country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley says two domestic violence cases in the news now are prime examples of the dangerous attitudes to women.

Two cases show lack of respect to women: Troy Cassar-Daley

GRAFTON country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley says two domestic violence cases in the news now are prime examples of the dangerous attitudes to women.

Published a story 13th May 2016 10:03 AM

AN 80-PLACE childcare centre in South Grafton, which could create 13 jobs, has taken its first steps along the approval process.

Approved childcare centre to create 13 new jobs

AN 80-PLACE childcare centre in South Grafton, which could create 13 jobs, has taken its first steps along the approval process.

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