Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)


Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)


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MARCH 1-2: Grafton Diocese' new Anglican bishop Reverend Dr Sarah Macneil is consecrated as the first Australian Anglican female bishop to take charge of a diocese.

MARCH 3: New Jacaranda Festival secretary Lainie Edwards is introduced to the Clarence Valley.

MARCH 4: Police appeal to the public for information on three of four teenage ACMENA detainees who are on the run after hijacking a Juvenile Justice van in Grafton.

MARCH 5: A house search in Yamba and a foot pursuit through South Grafton result in the arrest of two of the four ACMENA escapees.

MARCH 6: Nine people have landed in hospital with suspected ciguatera poisoning after eating a 25kg spanish mackerel, sparking a warning from the NSW Food Authority against eating mackerel heavier than 10kg.

MARCH 8-9: Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis tells Parliament he has the perfect place to put one-punch offenders - Grafton jail - in a bid to see the correctional facility restored to full capacity.

MARCH 10: Yamba real estate agents at LJ Hooker are confident of the months ahead after a strong start to the year.

MARCH 11: The new $70,000 playground at See Park is ready for action. It was rebuilt after vandals burned the play equipment to the ground in November.

MARCH 12: A man is flown to hospital in a serious condition after a single-vehicle crash on a Coutts Crossing road. It was the second crash on the same stretch of road within a 15-minute period.

MARCH 13: During a visit to Grafton police station, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione confirms four additional police officers will be assigned to the Clarence Valley by next March.

MARCH 14: The number of patients seen within four hours at Grafton Base Hospital's emergency department has improved, but the median waiting time is higher than last year, according to figures from the Bureau of Health Information.

MARCH 15-16: Ulmarra residents are in shock following an attempted robbery at the Ulmarra newsagency, which left the business owner with minor injuries.

MARCH 17: Clarence Valley councillor Andrew Baker pushes for all council meetings to be audio-recorded to make it easier for the public to tune in. …

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