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From the newsroom PM 27/07/2012

4pm: THE fast paced sound of typing is filling the air at DEX headquarters and our dedicated editorial team is hard at work, completing articles, conducting interviews and submitting online updates for our readers to follow.

Editor Jenna Cairney has been busy organising our 2012 NSW local election meet the candidate forums and is looking at the provisional dates of August 20 and 21 for an event in Grafton and one down river.

Another candidate has also come into her office today. More details on who he is will be revealed tomorrow so keep your eyes open.

Dominic Zietsch, who has had a busy week looking after Coastal Views in the absence of Graham Orams is currently searching for fun things to do around the Clarence Valley this weekend for our weekend paper.

Dom is working on a story about a simply "monstrous" exhibition coming up at the Grafton Regional Gallery - check out the weekend edition of The Daily Examiner for more details. He is also getting ready for a big weekend at Splendour in the Grass. Check out the entertainment section in Thursday's Daily Examiner for photos and a big wrap-up of the three-day festival.

Kate Matthews is working out of our Yamba office today and is hitting the streets to find out if anyone would buy a new TV for a major sporting event? What will people tell her? Make sure you read the opinion page in DEX tomorrow to find out.

Kate also has a story online www.dailyexaminer.com.au/story/2012/07/26/holiday-makers-soak-sun/

Tim Howard has also posted a story on our home page http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/story/2012/07/26/kerry-runs-her-brother/

Photographer Adam Hourigan has been here, there and everywhere for editorial today, snapping plenty of photos to compliment our stories.

I (Emma Pritchard) have been speaking with South Grafton Bendigo Community Bank branch manager Des Plunkett and customer relationship manager Mark Hunting over the phone and earlier today made a quick trip across the bridge to chat to them in person.

After spending 10 years with the South Grafton branch, Des has made the decision to retire to pursue other interests. I am certain he will be greatly missed by Bendigo Bank customers. Mark will be taking over the reins from Monday and is eagerly looking forward to his first day in a new position.

Earlier today I put the finishing touches on a special feature which is running in Coastal Views this week. A four page spread containing colourful photos and interesting local stories will provide readers with plenty of entertainment tomorrow. Also included in the feature is a fun-filled find-a-word for youngsters to have a crack at.

I had an absolute blast writing my weekly GirlTalk column in Coastal Views - let me know what you think and don't be shy.

Now I must away and get some more interviews completed before heading home to a few coldies.



A long ride to Copmanhurst campdraft

HERDING: Ben Thompson competing at the Copmanhurst Campdraft.

Copmanhurst was full of people, horses and cattle for the campdraft.

TALKING TIMBER: Transparent wood could replace glass

New technology could have profound effect on building design.

Couples wedded to Palmers Island caravan

Caravan owner Eric Lyons stands in front of the replacement van he sells hay bales from at Palmers Island, after his original van was destroyed by a storm.

Blown down in a storm, the iconic caravan on Palmers Island is back

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Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

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

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

NEW HOME: Agents to the rescue for family of nine

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.

DEX article prompts property managers to help family find new home

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.