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From the newsroom AM 3/8/12

DAILY Examiner reporters are hot on the trail of stories for both the Weekend and Monday papers.

Up front new reporter Lachlan Thompson is looking at the Wooli Snapper competition and how it's turned from a local gig into a big competition attracting anglers from all over Australia for some hefty prizes.

Lachlan is also taking another look at claims teachers are not as well qualified as they should be.

The Brooms Head brumbies are safe and well in their new digs. Today Tim Howard is trying to catch up with them and see how they're settling in. One of their number, the original stallion is still free and resisting attempts to capture him. But he's letting the people of Brooms Head know his feelings as he looks for his mob.

Grafton said its farewell to a much loved former Bishop, Bruce Schultz this morning. Family, friends and colleagues spoke in moving terms of how this gentle man of the people had a profound impact on their lives.

And we've just heard Grafton has been spared the knife in the Darrell Lea closure, with the local store to stay open as 34 other stores close around the country.

Our photographer Adam Hourigan also has a busy day. He's up at the Grafton Base Hospital for Jeans for Genes day and also has some school athletics carnivals to photograph.

In Yamba there's plenty happening with three new shops in opening there doors.

Keep in contact with us through the comments section, email to newsroom@dailyexaminer.com.au or phone on 6643 0500.



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Ten kids from South Grafton Public School won a Sydney competition

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Magnificent Magpies triumphant return

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