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Weekend AFL Round-up

Lance Franklin of the Hawks kicks during the round 10 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Aurora Stadium
Lance Franklin of the Hawks kicks during the round 10 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Aurora Stadium Quinn Rooney - Getty Images

CATS outlast impressive Giants

The newcomers from Greater Western Sydney hung tough with the defending premiers before fading out in a 65-point loss to Geelong at Kardinia Park on Saturday afternoon.

Scores were tied at 26 apiece after the first term and 45 each by the main break before the Cats opened the throttle and raced away from the Giants to record a 19.12 (126) to 9.7 (61) victory.

Read the full match report at ABC news online. 

Fabulous Franklin bags baker's dozen

It was the Lance Franklin show in Launceston on Saturday, as the Hawthorn spearhead kicked a career-best 13 goals in the Hawks 115-point thumping of North Melbourne.

For North Melbourne it was a nightmare performance, putting further pressure on coach Brad Scott, as his team could make no impression and gave up more than a dozen goals as a result of turnovers.

Scott kept his players behind closed doors for more than half an hour after the 27.12 (174) to 9.5 (59) defeat.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.

Crows keep Dockers anchored at Subiaco

Adelaide regained its mantle as the king of the final quarter, clinching its eighth win of the year by beating Fremantle by 29 points on Saturday.

The Crows broke open a very tight game in time on in the final quarter to defeat the Dockers by 17.9 (111) to 12.10 (82) at Subiaco Oval.

Read the full match report at ABC news online. 

Demons survive to record Bombers boilover

Melbourne produced the upset of the season, taking advantage of a wasteful Essendon to win by a goal at the MCG on Saturday night to give coach Mark Neeld the first victory of his reign.

Another loss would have given the embattled club its first 0-10 start since 1919.

But the Demons, who faced an avalanche of criticism after copping a 101-point hiding from Sydney just two weeks ago, won 8.10 (58) to 6.16 (52) in front of 42,987 fans.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.

Port give Carlton the Blues

Port Adelaide made a mess of pre-match predictions, winning its third game in a row with a 54-point belting of Carlton at Football Park on Saturday night.

The Power kicked five goals to three in the opening term and went on to steamroll the Blues 14.15 (99) to 6.9 (45) on a wet night in Adelaide.

Read the full match report at ABC news online. 

Topics:  afl, carlton, dockers, geelong cats, gws giants, hawthorn hawks, melbourne demons, port



Northern NSW: when perfection and beauty is not enough

MAKING A SPLASH: The Pearce, McLuckie and Foat families, from Queensland's Gold Coast, choose the NSW North Coast and more specifically the Big 4 Saltwater Yamba for their holidays, booking in twice a year.

Queenslanders say why they love holidaying in the Clarence Valley.

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.

Golf club brings its views closer

Yamba Golf Club functions coordinator Jo Court and general manager Luke Stephenson on the newly extended deck.

New deck at Yamba Golf Club

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Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

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

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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.

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

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