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Bed Pan Trophy returns to Aruma

Lynne Mowbray | Each Jacaranda Thursday, while the rest of Grafton dresses up and celebrates in the CBD, the battle for the ‘bed pan trophy’ is being waged …

Commemoration marks WWI causalities

Geoff Helisma | Around 82 descendants of the Farlow family, who originally moved to the Lower Clarence in 1870 to commence cane farming, gathered at the …

Yamba Hot Rods back in town

Lynne Mowbray | The streets of Yamba will echo with the sound of hot rods this weekend, as the annual Yamba Rod Run rolls into the town. Yamba and Coldstream …

Rotary runs hot for drought relief

Geoff Helisma | Yamba Rotary’s fundraising over recent months has produced an outstanding result: a $13,745 cheque made out to Burrumbuttock Hay Runners. …

At last: Romiaka Channel Bridge opens

Geoff Helisma | Motorists who regularly travel to and from Yamba will no doubt be pleased that the new bridge crossing Romiaka Channel was opened to traffic on …

AER releases draft Essential Energy determination

Geoff Helisma | The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) last week released its Essential Energy (EE) draft distribution determination for the 2019 to 24 …

Accident at Palmers Island

Lynne Mowbray | Traffic was slowed down on Yamba Road, Palmers Island on Saturday morning as police from the Crash Investigations Unit attended the site of a …

Yamba suffers 24-hour Telstra outage

Geoff Helisma | Already suffering difficulties caused by an outage that affected eftpos and ATMs around Australia, Yamba suffered a double whammy when the main …

Biggest Jaca Thursday breakfast

Lynne Mowbray | The Jacaranda spirit was alive and well last Thursday morning in Market Square for the annual Jacaranda Thursday free breakfast, put on by 2GF …

Jumping in the deep end

Geoff Helisma | Steve Pickering might be relatively new to the Ulmarra community, but he sees that as an advantage when it comes to a last ditch bid to save …

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