Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Public Embrace NYE Event Idea; Deputy Mayor Offers Council Support for Community-Based Party in Grafton

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Public Embrace NYE Event Idea; Deputy Mayor Offers Council Support for Community-Based Party in Grafton

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Byline: Tim Howard tim.howard@dailyexaminer.com.au

GRAFTON needs to find a New Year's Eve activity the public will support if the city is to put on viable entertainment for the community, says Deputy Mayor Craig Howe.

Cr Howe said for as long as he could remember people in Grafton looked outside of the city for NYE parties.

"Ever since I was 18 and going out, people tended to head to Yamba," he said. "I think that's still the case today.

"I can't recall anything in Grafton for New Year outside the odd thing in the pubs and clubs."

Cr Howe said if Grafton were to stage NYE entertainment, it would need to be sponsored and community-based.

"It's not something council could put on, but it's something we could certainly support in kind," he said.

"We could provide a venue, like Market Square, in the same way council supports Carols by Candlelight."

Cr Howe said any event in Grafton should complement the NYE events in Yamba rather than compete with them. …

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