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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.



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MAGIC: Head down to Roches Family Hotel for a brilliant mix of '70s, '80s and '90s music by Magic Mojo, a Coffs Coast band using their experience to give a brilliant performance.

Powerful trio to lift the top off Roches Hotel tonight

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GEEZ WIZZ: Get your dancing shoes on for the UK Bee Geez Show.

The UK Bee Geez Show delivers a realistic tribute to pop legends

Audience in for a rare treat from husband and wife duo

Husband and wife Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont are playing at home this weekend for an intimate gig at the Pelican Playhouse.

"We love playing these up close and personal acoustic shows”

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

How your home can earn you big $$$$ this Christmas

This luxury Twin Waters home rents out over Christmas for more than $6000 a week.

Home owners earning thousands renting out their homes this Christmas

2000 jobs at multi-million dollar Ipswich project

INSIDE: Artist's impressions of the interior of the new Eastern Heights aged care precinct.

Sub-contractors needed to build $15m aged care facility

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