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Man charged following break and enter – Casino

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged break and enter at Casino.

Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Australian-first Surf Series and workshops ends in Lennox Head on Sunday

It might be cold outside but that's not stopping women who love to surf and over 100 women and girls will participate in the first female event series in Australia on Sunday at Lennox Head.

Dry July to help you and Our House

In July 2008, three mates, Brett, Kenny and Phil, wanted to take a break from alcohol, so decided to abstain for the month of July, coining it their 'Dry July'.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.

Scandalous Council

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Story & photos Eve Jeffery

For the second weekend in a row sport across the four shires has been cancelled because of torrential rain and stormy conditions and, as the summer competitions get under way, many activities have gone into winter mode leaving competitors champing at the bit for some action.

One of the few events to care less about rain is swimming, and the annual Alstonville Carnival went ahead as planned on Saturday. Including the finals, over 140 races and over 180 swimmers went before the starter’s gun. The All Saints were the overall winners on the day, taking the trophy back to the Gold Coast for the fifth time in as many years, with young Madeline Allars swimming in the under-8s placing first in all of her five events for 50 points and Jasper Dejager swimming a phenomenal six wins and one second for an impressive 78 points towards the All Saints win.

Swimmers will now get prepped for the North Coast Swimming Championships to be held at Coffs Harbour on the weekend on December 8 and 9.

One of the events that managed to make a dent in their competition before the rain set in were the equestrian events at the Bangalow Show. The second day heats of the Camp Draft started at 6am and beat the rain with over 80 entries in the heats and the second day of jumping began soon after.

Much of the local junior sport had to be either postponed, with cricket and Little As all having a soggy wet weekend.

A draft of a different kind will present sport lovers with one of the highlights for this week’s events when the 2012 NAB AFL Draft will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre this Thursday November 22. AFL Queensland CEO Michael Conlan will be joined by Scott Clayton, GC SUNS list and strategy manager, to launch a week of activity for local AFL players, talented athletes, coaches and administrators.


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