From the newsroom AM 26/9/12

THE Daily Examiner news meeting was buzzing with information this morning.

Kate Matthews rocked in this morning with news of a whale and catamaran colliding and the rescue operation that followed.

We're also following up Valley singing legend Troy Cassar Daley at last night's Deadlies.

Lachlan Thompson has some interesting figures showing unemployment in the Clarence Valley dropped. But he's also chasing a Newcastle academic who says the stats are misleading.

It seems gas mining company Red Sky Mining is about to ramp up exploration in the Clarence Valley, although it's traditional gas mining the company is interested in, not CSG.

It's festival season and there's plenty of news about the festivals coming up in the Valley.

On Sunday the Goanna Pulling is on at Wooli and we'll have an update on that. Also the Jacaranda Baby Competition has undergone a revamp and the Surfing the Coldstream Festival in Yamba.

Emma Pritchard has taken a break from her features list to interview the organisers of the TAFE Film Festival about their upcoming festival.

If you have any news for us, phone it in on 6643 0500.



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