News

Vandal attack dismay

Ulmarra Show and Campdraft Society secretary Alan Watkins looks over dozens of broken plates in the club canteen which was broken into and vandalised.
Ulmarra Show and Campdraft Society secretary Alan Watkins looks over dozens of broken plates in the club canteen which was broken into and vandalised. JoJo Newby

IT HAS been another devastating blow to the volunteers of the Ulmarra Showgrounds and Campdraft Society as they come to terms with more senseless vandalism to the facilities at the Showgrounds.

Secretary Alan "Wally" Watkins said it was the third time the canteen had been broken into in a year and this time the damage was more extensive, the repair bill expected to be in the vicinity of $2000.

Mr Watkins said that while it appeared nothing was stolen, the vandals left "one hell of a mess".

"They destroyed the whole lot. Everything was broken and there was tomato sauce all over the place," Mr Watkins said.

"We've had the police down here to investigate but all they found was smudged fingerprints."

Mr Watkins said that the destruction took place most likely on April 28 or 29, but the committee was not aware of the damage until May.

Meanwhile, the committee is preparing for the annual Ulmarra Campdraft planned for the first weekend of June, after it was washed out earlier in the year when up to 500 visitors would arrive to take part or watch the two-day event.

Soon after, a new and more secure shed will be erected on site.

Topics:  attack, vandalism



Greyhound ban a balloon in the wind: Joyce

Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.

Nationals MPs worried about electoral backlash

Chamber think-tank to target empty CBD shops

The Grafton Chamber of Commerce has identified the large number of vacant shops in Prince St as an issue a think it is forming next month can tackle.

Grafton's vacant shops in the sights of business group.

Fishing restructure 'a shambles'

Training day leaves co-op GM angry and frustrated

Local Partners

Sabeena joins Ramsey St crew

Yamba girl Sabeena Manalis is currently appearing on the soapie cult classic Neighbours.

Yamba actress joins cast of Australian soapie

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

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"

Clarence Valley property prices go through the roof

Buyers are hungry to sink their teeth into the Clarence Valley

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