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Geoff Helisma | In December 2010, Adam Bowes made a speech to those gathered at the Raymond Laurie Sports Centre in Yamba, who were celebrating the …

Students change school’s culture with Chess

Lynne Mowbray | A group of students at Maclean High are changing the culture of their school, through the introduction of the game of chess. The new craze …

Debate heats up on proposed asphalt plant

Geoff Helisma | Last week, the Independent reported that Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) had extended its consultation period for a proposed asphalt plant at …

Rescue helicopter funds safe

Geoff Helisma | Funds raised by various community organisations and donations by individuals towards the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service will be used only in …

International visitor attends racing carnival

Lynne Mowbray | Retired air traffic controller Wayne Lambert 63 has been attending the July Racing Carnival every year for the last 35 years. Wayne said that …

Mystery surrounds alleged illegal clearing

Geoff Helisma | After around a decade of caring for the bushland on the northern escarpment below the Maclean lookout, Maclean Landcare’s coordinator Wendy …

July Racing Carnival wraps up

Lynne Mowbray | The July Racing Carnival wrapped up on Sunday, with the running of the Maclean Cup Day, under sunny skies. Clarence River Jockey Club executive …

Adam Brown – Yamba Golf Fri July 20

Adam Brown plays an impressive list of chart topping covers, from classic blues hits like the Little Red Rooster by the Rolling Stones, to more modern …

The Salty Dogs – Yamba Tavern Fri July 20

The Salty Dogs is reuniting for one night only to raise funds for Grafton boy Ben Baker-Whalley. Ben was diagnosed with two brain tumours recently and he and …

DU’East – Pacific Hotel Fri July 20

DU’East is a versatile and crowd pleasing act. The duo features Scott Day-Vee and Byron born and bred guitarist Tim Schou. Shou’s exuberance and dynamic …

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