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From the newsroom PM 17/9/12

REPORTERS are starting to file their copy in a busy start to the week in the newsroom.

Senior report Terry Deefholts is asking the Federal Government (Janelle Saffin and Anthony Albanese) whether it will match opposition commitments made on the weekend to move $2b from the proposed Parramatta to Epping Rail  project to the Pacific Highway. Nationals leader Warren Truss admitted on the weekend that the vast majority of this funding would not be available till 2017 - a year after the NSW Government said it would have the highway completed.

Reporter Lachlan Thompson has been talking to the Rural Fire Service about just how much it costs to fight a fire. As well he's taking a look at some of the holiday fun the National Parks and Wildlife Service has in store for kids during the school holidays.

Tim Howard has been chatting with Yamba's international author Peter Watt has been spending a lot of his time putting out fires recently with the Rural Fire Service. But that's about to come to an end as he leaves for a national book signing tour to market his latest novel, Beyond the Horizon. Daily Examiner readers can win a sneak preview of the book in our readers' competition.

He's also been in contact with the family who celebrated the 70th wedding anniversary of Mick and Elsie Heath. Apparently they sprang a little surprise on the couple, hiding a surprise guest until the last moment.

Sports reporter Matt McInerney interviewed Wallaby debutant and former Yamba Buccaneer Kane Douglas about his his first game against the Pumas. No surprisingly he said it was the toughest game he has palyed.

Matt has also been getting all the junior football grand final yarns together and wrapping up the Daily Examiner Primary School Netball competition.

You can contact The Daily Examiner on 6643 0500 if you have any news for us.



FALSE START: Wet weather delays depot asbestos removal

A truck which has delivered road fill to the site leaves to get a new load.

Estimated costs $2.5 million to remove contaminated waste

Maclean business to close its doors after 14 years

THE END: Cheryl Kneller - closing down Big River Bait and Tackle in Maclean.

The one question people have asked Cheryl and Paul Kneller is 'why?'

Bringing Christmas cheer to those who need it most

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Brothers Cricket Club president Tim Kinanne, CRANES community support programs lifestyle coordinator families Michelle Allen, St Josephs Cowper business development manager Duncan McKimm with greyhound Johnno, St Josephs Cowper foster care coordinator Tonia FitzCosta with greyhound Cindy, CRANES operations director John Lysaught and Brothers Cricket Club secretary Durand Hartz at Grafton Greyhound Racing Club..

It's not too late to donate to the present drive at the dogs

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Bringing Christmas cheer to those who need it most

A STACK of presents is rapidly building up under the Christmas tree at Grafton Greyhound Racing Club.


Community tackling ways to slow the suicide rate

Draft plan to reverse horrific suicide rate in the region

Tribute to remember rowing club legend

Greg Thompson at the 1991 Australian Masters. Greg also became Grafton Rowing Club President in the early 1990s.

The annual Head of the Clarence River Regatta is this weekend

Workshop to tackle Clarence Valley's suicide rate

A workshop to tackle the mental health issues around the Clarence Valley's tragic suicide figures will be held next Monday in the GDSC.

Health authorities seek community help to tackle suicide rate.

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Twice as nice for Grace at Dolphin awards

Grace Hickey receives one of her two Dolphin awards at the ceremony at the Ballina RSL

Maclean singer takes out Youth and Female Vocal categories

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

HBO announces which show will replace Game of Thrones

Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, and Hannah Waddingham in a scene from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is definitely not coming back next April

Adele's Carpool Karaoke biggest viral hit on YouTube in 2016

The video has already attracted more than 135 million views

What's on the big screen this week

TJ Miller and Jason Bateman in a scene from the movie Office Christmas Party.

A COMEDY about a rowdy office Christmas party hits cinemas today.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

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