Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)


Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)


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JANUARY 1: Happy Paws Haven is told by the Land and Environment Court is must cut the number of dogs in its care from 32 to eight, and told to improve the quality of its facilities.

JANUARY 3: In the wake of another quiet New Year's Eve in Grafton, calls increase for a public event to be organised for the city. Deputy Mayor Craig Howe says any event would have to be sponsored and community based, rather than organised by the council.

JANUARY 4: A man's body is found in the water at Turners Beach, Yamba. Holiday makers and locals work together to pull the body out of the water. Police say the death is not considered suspicious.

JANUARY 6: Grafton Dragon Boat Club members are breathing fire after the theft of three gazebos from their clubhouse.

JANUARY 8: The sale of land for the new 2000sq.m Maclean IGA supermarket may be only weeks away with the council hoping the sale will be completed by the end of January.

JANUARY 9: The iconic Grafton residence Arcola sells for a record $895,000 to a couple from Canberra. It is the highest price paid for a residential property in the city.

JANUARY 11: Tyndale residents spend a day in fear as police chase two armed teenagers through local canefields. "My dad just rang me frightened out of his wits," said one local woman. Police say the drama started when two males allegedly forced entry into a Green lane farmhouse and stole a firearm, two hunting knives and a quad bike.

JANUARY 14: A 20-year-old is sentenced to 18 months jail after being chased by police while driving on the Pacific Hwy, and then later being found hiding in a dog kennel at Swan Creek. Paul William Watson appears in Grafton Local Court on 20 charges.

JANUARY 15: Clifford the 'lucky dog' continues an amazing winning streak when an entry in his name wins a picnic set giveaway in The Daily Examiner.

JANUARY 16: Maclean Court staff describe as horrifying the number of drivers facing drink driving charges, with more than 40 fronting the magistrate on a sobering day.

JANUARY 17: Almost 12 months after the biggest flood the Valley has seen, Mayor Richie Williamson wants to know where 424 million in flood relief funding has gone. …

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