Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Articles from January 19, 2013

30 Years of Terror Floats Away; Learning to Swim Shores Up writera[euro][TM]s Confidence after Near-Drowning in River
Byline: EMMA PRITCHARD emma.pritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au A NEAR-DROWNING incident in a murky Sydney river robbed a young Cathie Whitmore of her confidence as a swimmer. The experience of almost losing their daughter terrified her parents, who...
Aussie chefa[euro][TM]s Quest Ignites a Revolution; Peter Chapman Discovers Magic in the Traditional Foods of Fiji
HE WAS born in Papua New Guinea of Chinese parents, raised in Melbourne, trained in leading resorts across Queensland and is now leading a food revolution in Fiji. The recipe of success for executive chef Lance Seeto was formulated more than three...
Back-to-School Breakfasts
WE ALL know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet too many of us and our children leave the house each day with little, or nothing, in our stomachs. Not only does breakfast fire-up your metabolism, it feeds the body and brain and...
BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today
A MOTION to abandon the 1963 Highland Gathering was defeated at a public meeting in Maclean tonight. It was decided to hold the gathering on Easter Saturday. An endeavour will be made to hold a conference between the Country Pipe Bands Association...
Black Saturday, February 7, 2009; Written by Narelle Fernance
EDNA and Sam stood side by side in silence and looked at the totally surreal vision in front of them. Just three days ago they would have been standing in the driveway of their home, remembering that they had discussed the planning of that dream house...
Brothers Might Spring an Upset; GDSC Easts Must Be Ready to Fight
Byline: Patrick Allen sport@dailyexaminer.com.au LEADING GDSC Easts batsmen Doug Harris is wary of cellar dwellers Brothers springing an upset on his inexperienced team when they face off at Ellem Oval tomorrow. Harris has been in sparkling touch...
Burst of Form Turns Silver for Open Womena[euro][TM]s Crew
Byline: Melissa Cockbain THE Minnie Water Wooli SLSC returned home from last weekendas Country Championships at South West Rocks with a haul of silver. Six of our surfboat crews and five of our Nippers competed, the surf boat rowers coming home...
Car Makers out to Play
THE North American motoring catwalk revealed some glamorous new models this week. Detroit played host to the annual North American International Auto Show where the worldas biggest car makers came out to play. And there were some exciting announcements...
Choose Your Trees Wisely for Best Effect; Gardening with Patti Gilbert
AT LAST summer has arrived and with a vengeance, so now we are all looking for any shady area we can find in the garden, so if you donCOt have shade wherever you want it now is the time to decide exactly where you will get the most benefit from a lovely...
Dramatic Moments Ahead
GRAFTONCOS Criterion Theatre will again be treading the boards to bring the Clarence Valley some great productions this year. The diverse line-up includes a healthy mix of comedy, fantasy and musical numbers which should please live theatre fans of...
Five New Aussie Art Exhibitions
AN AUSTRALIANA opening at 5pm on Thursday, January 24 launches the Clarence Valley Council Australia Day celebrations for 2013. This celebration opens five new exhibitions at the Grafton Regional Gallery. The opening starts with Gumbaingirr elder,...
Huge Crowd Expected at Popular Presidenta[euro][TM]s IX V Mayora[euro][TM]s IX Cricket Match Traditional Clash; Fun Family Day and Some Vintage Summer Cricket on Offer
Byline: Patrick Allen sport@dailyexaminer.com.au BIG WEEKEND OF LOCAL CRICKET Round 10 a Saturday January 19 Brothers Cricket Club v Coutts Crossing Cricket Club at Ulmarra Showground Harwood Cricket Club v South Services Cricket Club at...
Ita[euro][TM]s Cool to Be in the Pool at Aquatic Centre
ITaS set to be a scorcher this weekend but thankfully Clarence Valley Councilas Eyes Wide project is coming to the rescue by putting on a free pool party today at the Grafton Pool. Young people aged 12-18 will be granted free access to the pool...
Make a Start by Seeing Some Art
THE Clarence Valley is lucky to have such a diverse Regional Gallery and this is a particularly special year for the institution as it celebrates 25 years. This yearCOs programs see more blockbusters coming our way along with special educational...
NSW Parents Spend Less on School Supplies
AUSTRALIANS are expected to purchase $1.3billion worth of back-to-school supplies in this month but New South Wales parents will spend the second least of any state in Australia. The Officeworks' National Back to School Survey revealed NSW parents...
On Standby for Others; Spiritual Matters with Reverend Chris Sparks
AS predicted, bushfires have raged across much of our great country. Homes and outbuildings have been reduced to ashes, thousands of hectares of country left charred Co and at least one life has been lost. Fear in the face of the fiery onslaught...
Roughies Smooth as Silk; Favourites Stumble in Both Heats of Betfair Blue Paws Series
Byline: brad ellis sport@dailyexaminer.com.au TWO heats of the Betfair Blue Paws series over 480m highlighted Thursdayas Grafton meeting and it was the roughies that were to the fore in both heats blowing favourite backers out of the water. The...
Southsa[euro][TM] Short Straw; Kroehnerta[euro][TM]s Side Draws Both Top Teams in Double Header
Byline: Patrick Allen sport@dailyexaminer.com.au BACK to back days of cricket can be tough at the best of times, but for Souths Services this weekendas rounds look harder than most. Souths must take on the two top teams in the Clarence River...
Sponsor It and They Will Come; Grape Expectations withMax Crus
WHILE half the Test cricketing world is angry over sponsors ruining the game, the rest have gone to the beach, literally, which is pretty much what the sponsors wanted. What they had in mind was flogging more product, but neither Cricket Australia...
Sun, Sand and Snaps; Yamba Museum Photo Exhibitions a Popular Attraction
YAMBA Museumas summer photography exhibition featuring aSurfing Angouriea and Osric Notleyas aBush to Beacha continues to sizzle like our weather. With only one week before the exhibition closes, if you were thinking about walking down Angourieas surfing...
Take Action for Your Health and Wellbeing
WHILE thereas plenty of support out there a ultimately wellness is mainly your responsibility. Have fun, be passionate, but realise you canat always sustain that and know there are two problems with modern medicine: People expect too much of it...
The Other Side to Canada; Travelling around withCorey BertalliCourtesy of Grafton Travel
LIKE most countries Canada has a West Coast and an East Coast. They are very different from each other and both have a lot to offer. We send clients to Canada all the time and they all return with great feedback on the country. The majority of them...
Things to watchLocally, Nationally and Internationally
Federal Election 2013 ItCOs certainly going to be an interesting ride to the federal election whatever month it may fall into this year. If the Sportsbet odds are anything to go by the likely months are firstly September closely followed by August...
Volunteera[euro][TM]s Dedication to Saving Lives Earns Nomination
Byline: EMMA PRITCHARD emma.pritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au HIS inspiring determination to care for and help save lives has led to Geoff Hicks receiving a nomination for Citizen of the Year. Mr Hicks founded Glenreagh Heartstart in 2001 as a community...
Water Skills Vital for All Ages; Swimming Classes Allow Adults to Take Full Advantage of Coast Lifestyle
Byline: EMMA PRITCHARD emma.pritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au IF a 93-year-old woman can learn to swim there should be no excuses from others a because it is never too late to take up lessons. Yamba swimming instructors Ross and Helen Pye, of Water...
Will Yamba Be Next Byron Bay? Residents and Council Consider the Pressure Tourists Put on Infrastructure
Byline: Kate Matthews kate.matthews@dailyexaminer.com.au WILL Yamba be the next Byron Bay? Looking north to the once sleepy coastal village, now struggling to maintain public infrastructure under the burden of a tsunami of tourists, Clarence...
World-Class Musicians Heading Our Way
LOVERS of classical music, jazz and other associated genres will be in for a treat in 2013. The Clarence Valley Conservatorium will be bringing nine world class musicians/musical groups to Grafton, including one home-grown artist Co pianist extraordinaire...