From the newsroom PM 4/9/12

KEYBOARDS are clicking in the newsroom as reporters knock their stories for tomorrow's edition into shape.

Terry Deefholts is working on double page spread of articles looking at the job announcements for the region Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner made this morning. Overall we're cautiously optimistic there's some welcome good news in it.

We're also have a light-hearted look at what sort of Big Thing might work for the Clarence Valley. Some of the suggestions we're getting mightn't see the light of day, but they certainly have raised a chuckle in the newsroom.

Tim Howard has had a chat with Grafton Regional Art Gallery director Jude McBean about an exciting project the gallery has launched. It's calling on local artists to reinterpret current works in a the gallery collection into 3-D objects.

He's also spoken to Mike Fitzgerald from Iluka Yamba Marine Rescue who is thrilled to have the group's rescue boat IY30 back in the water after it was damaged during a rescue earlier this year. It seems the damage was a blessing in disguise as it gave them the opportunity to install some essential upgrades.

New cadet Lachlan Thompson has been out and about today interviewing a Legacy widow and looking at the views of council candidate on council's al fresco dining fees.

Editor Jenna Cairney also has a story from last night's Yamba Meet the Candidates forum.

The sport team is trying to chase up how the Maclean Netball team are going in the semi-finals of the NSW CHS knockout. The team won the Daily Examiner Challenge a couple of weeks ago in convincing fashion.
We also have sailing, campdraft, rugby, rugby league and mountain biking reports. Giddy Up.

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

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