5 TO 1: Brief look at the news week in the Clarence Valley

TODAY we introduce '5 TO 1', a brief overview of various events and news items affecting the Clarence Valley each week.

It is perfect for those who want a quick snapshot of what's happening in the week ahead as they grab a bite to eat for lunch.

Check in at five to one every Monday for your 5-minute fix of news in the Clarence Valley region.

Firstly, let's look at The Daily Examiner's biggest news headlines from last week:

  ... AND here is this week's FIVE TO ONE:

 

5. PUBLIC MEETING NO.2

A second public meeting to address youth suicide and mental health issues in the Clarence Valley will be held at the Jacaranda Hotel in Grafton at 6pm tonight.

It follows on from the first public meeting held on March 7 organised by local resident Janita Cooper and attended by 120 people at the Grafton District Services Club.

"This meeting is about what goals we as a community can set and how to achieve those goals," organisers said.

>> RELATED: Clarence Valley rallies for more mental health services

 

Janita Cooper listens to talk from the floor at a meeting at the Grafton District Services Club held to discuss what can be done about mental health issues in the Clarence Valley.
Janita Cooper listens to talk from the floor at a meeting at the Grafton District Services Club held to discuss what can be done about mental health issues in the Clarence Valley. Adam Hourigan

 

 

4. MENTAL AS ANYTHING

Legendary art pop pioneers Mental As Anything will rock out at the Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club this Saturday night.

Tickets are on sale now for $27.50.

>> RELATED: Prepare to go mental for Aussie art pop pioneers

mental as anything
mental as anything

 

3. NSW WARATAHS v QUEENSLAND REDS

Fresh from his history-making hat-trick against the Highlanders, former Yamba Buccaneer Jed Holloway will run out for the NSW Waratahs for the blockbuster Super Rugby derby against Queensland Reds on Easter Sunday. The match at Suncorp Stadium starts at 4.05pm in the afternoon.

>> RELATED: Holloway re-writes history for Waratahs

 

Jed Holloway of the Waratahs runs with the ball during the Round 4 Super Rugby match between the NSW Waratahs and the Highlanders at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Friday, March 18, 2016. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Jed Holloway of the Waratahs runs with the ball during the Round 4 Super Rugby match between the NSW Waratahs and the Highlanders at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Friday, March 18, 2016. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY JOEL CARRETT

 

2. MY FIRST YEAR

To celebrate the end of term one we have compiled kindergarten class photos from throughout the Clarence Valley.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this Wednesday's The Daily Examiner and check out "My First Year' lift-out feature.

kindergarden
kindergarden Adam Hourigan

1. EASTER

Featuring chocolate and bunnies, Easter is at the top of the favourite holiday list for many - especially those from the younger generations.

But have you ever wondered why are chocolate eggs are incorporated into what is for the Christian religion a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Eggs are considered an ancient symbol of fertility, while spring time is considered to bring new life and rebirth. Each year Easter is held on the Sunday following the first full on or after March 21, which in the Northern Hemisphere is generally considered to be the first full moon of spring.

The first story of a rabbit (later named the "Easter Bunny") hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.

Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, the day after Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras). Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.  

Easter eggs.  Photo Contributed
Easter eggs. Photo Contributed Contributed


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