Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Articles from January 12, 2013

a[euro][approximately]Catastrophica[euro][TM] Concern; Unprecedented Fire Conditions Worry Emergency Services
Byline: Michael McCarthy and Kathy Marks AUSTRALIAaS record heatwave, which is sparking hund- reds of bushfires across the country, has forced meteorologists to redraw temperature scales and introduce new colours to weather forecasting maps. ...
All Things Australian at Gallery; Round of Exhibitions Feature Prime ministera[euro][TM]s Wives, Aboriginal Art and Birds
AUSTRALIANA takes centre stage at a new round of exhibitions to go on show at the Grafton Regional Gallery from Wednesday, January 23. The exhibitions feature a partnership with the Australian Film and Sound Archive, a solo show by respected local...
BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today
THE marriage of Miss Beverley Joan Douglas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Douglas, formerly of Woolgoolga, to Allen Ernest Casson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Casson, of Seelands, will take place in Christ Church Cathedral to-day. The bride will be attended...
Back Where She Belongs; Popular Medico Enjoying Her Homecoming after 30 Years out West
Byline: Dominic Zietsch MOST people have heard the story of the prodigal son, but hereas a tale about the prodigal doctor. Meet Dr Maxine Percival who just spent almost 30 years seeing the residents of Moree through the best and worst times in...
Family Task Force; Parents Are Invaluable When They Join Their Kids on the Homework Front: Adam Wratten Reports
A KEY way parents can support their children in the classroom is to show a genuine interest in their studies, an education expert says. C[pounds sterling]The primary influence on a studentCOs attitude to study is the parents,C[yen] said Gary Le...
Good-Looking Salaries; Melbourne University Research Shows Employers Base Most of Their Hiring Decisions on How Attractive Male Applicants Are
THE AGE-OLD saying suggests looks arenat everything, but new research is suggesting they are a for men at least. A recent study conducted by economist Jeff Borland from Melbourne University and former professor of economics at the Australian National...
Handy Hints to Design a Seaside Garden; Gardening with Pattie Gilbert
WELCOME to another delightful year of gardening. This year we intend giving you some extra gardening hints and ideas to help you enjoy and create a garden to enhance the look of your home and to grow your own fresh produce for your family. As many...
It,COs Easy to Manage Anger; Spiritual Matters with Reverend Chris Sparks
ANGER is a virus that can spread unchecked through society and is responsible for much of the gruesome, escalating violence we are seeing so much of today. So is there a simple way to manage it? The following true story indicates there is. A senior...
LNG Plant Jobs Roll In
NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor WHAT do APLNG, GLNG and QCLNG have in common? Bechtel. The global construction company is building each projectas LNG plant on Curtis Island, off Gladstone, and in doing so has positioned itself as a key contributor...
Mindless Stupidity Broken Sleep and Threat of Fire; Concerned Residents Speak out over Spate of Worrying Fireworks Episodes in Their Streets
Byline: EMMA PRITCHARD emma.pritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au WESTLAWN and South Grafton residents fear a number of uniden- tified persons illegally discharging fireworks in their neighbourhoods are putting their lives at risk and causing stress to...
North to Alaska; Travelling around withCorey BertalliCourtesy of Grafton Travel
WE ARE very lucky to live here in Australia with so many wonderful places to visit and stay. It would be hard to find another place that would take your breath away. Alaska is such a destination. It may be the other side of the world from us, however...
Police in Byron Are Stretched to Limit
IT WAS only good luck that resulted in no awild brawlsa in Byron Bay over the New Yearas period says NSW Police Association Byron Bay branch administrator Troy Hamilton. It was not a safe town for police to work in at any time of the year, he said....
Regionalbriefs
Bearded dragons seized TWO Casino residents have been officially warned for keeping two native bearded dragons in a cage. Police were called to a Casino address this week in response to an animal welfare check. During the visit police observed...
Retreat from the Heat; Local Captain Was Forced to Flee in the Face of Bushfire
Byline: Jessica Grewal APN Newsdesk STANDING before a 30ft tall acarpet of flamesa, farmer Jason Manton was forced to send an army of volunteers away from where he knew precious grazing land and thousands of sheep remained undefended. The captain...
School Holiday Art Activities; Grafton Regional Gallery Jude McBean
YOUNG people aged 6 to 12 years are invited to have some artistic fun in our summer holiday programs. Two workshops and a childrenCOs art trail are on offer at the Grafton Regional Gallery. Whenever you visit the gallery you can participate in...
The Big Brahman Bullock
TaWAS Taraas Birthday afternoon. There had been nothing much happening about it as Ron was still acting grumpy as he had for the past few weeks, and headed to his favourite chair for a nap. There was no fun about the place a very depressing. The...
They Call Me Bruce; Where Are They Now?
BRUCE was a truckieas mate until the company did not allow him to travel any longer. He wasnat good on his own and his owner had no one to look after him so regretfully he had to come to Happy Paws. Bruceas owner had family here in Grafton and had...
Tucabia out to Sustain Streak; Coutts Stand Ready to Spoil Party
GI HOTEL Tucabia-Copmanhurst has overcome almost every hurdle on their way to the top. Having accounted for Harwood last week, Tucabia are on a five-game winning streak with success over almost every other team. The only team they are yet to...
We Could Be heroes,C* or Hobbits; Grape Expectations withMax Crus
YOU canCOt judge a book by its cover, nor a movie by its book (see The Hobbit), but you get great insight into a nationCOs collective psyche by the heroes in their movies. As reported last week and reflecting the ennui of the latest Tolkien blockbuster,...
Westlawn Up against the Odds to Defeat Harwood without Key Wicket-Taker
WITH ONLY six games left in the season, the experience of playing finals cricket is slowly become nothing more than a dream for MI Organics Westlawn. Currently sitting sixth with a 2-5 record, Westlawn face the real possibility of being more than...
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