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From the newsroom AM 17/9/12

DAILY Examiner reporters are setting up their week of news gathering chasing up some leads that have come in over the weekend.

Terry Deefholts is analysing the detail of the Federal Coalition's pledge to fund the Pacific Highway. He also looking at some statistics that show the highway is consistenly top of the table when it comes to fatalities.

Sexual Health Week begins this week and Terry is looking at some of the relevant issue.

Lachlan Thompson is taking a look at the cost of fighting fires at this time of the year. Already we have firies from out of town helping out so we're interested to find out if this is putting any financial pressure on the RFS.

Lachlan's also looking at a local school's Vogue-style cookbook. The book is a major fund raiser for the school, featuring tried and true recipes from parents.

And with school holidays just around the corner Lachlan's also chasing up a stack of great outdoors activities the National Parks and Wildlife are putting on for the holidays.

Roads and Maritime Services have begun their latest round of community consultation trying to narrow down the options for a second Grafton Bridge. Residents have a chance to speak about the options they favour tomorrow night. Tim Howard is looking at what people can expect at the meeting.

Yamba author Peter Watt has just released his latest novel, Beyond the Horizon. He's having a book launch and we're running a competition to give away a copy of the book.

In sport Matt McInerney is catching with a heap of junior league grand finals as well as some junior speedway.

The Daily Examiner Primary School netball finalists have been decided and Matt's looking at who's in the finals.

If you have any news for us, phone it on 6643 0500.



Magic fun for all these holidays

BALLOON MAGIC: Magician and balloon twister Magic Jake Meurs at Grafton Shoppingworld entertaining kids on their school holidays.

Magic Jake to perform free shows at Shoppingworld this week.

Local league flier swoops on NRL opportunity

BURSTING THROUGH BARRIERS: Lower Clarence Magpies fullback Daine Laurie has opened up a pathway to the top echelon of Australian rugby league earning a contract with the Penrith Panthers Under 20s side.

Magpies' rising star Daine Laurie to link up with Panthers U20s.

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Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

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RELIEF: Tanya Cone (middle) with her kids and McKimm's Real Estate property managers Regan Firth and Nadine Greenhalgh who helped find her family a home.

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Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

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