Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)


Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)


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JUNE 2: THE growing campaign to save at least some of Grafton's Public School's pecan trees had a win, with the Department of Education agreeing to get a second opinion before they ripped out all 27 trees, which were earmarked for removal.

JUNE 3: The iconic Roches Family Hotel was on the market, after being run by the Brien family for the past 28 years.

JUNE 4: A four-year-old boy was returned safe and well to his mother after being taken from a Grafton childcare centre by a relative the day before. Police held serious concerns for his welfare.

JUNE 5: Neighbourhood House New School of Arts purchased a new bus thanks to the generosity of Bendigo Bank South Grafton, which donated $31,000 towards the valuable asset.

JUNE 6: Insurance premiums in parts of the Clarence Valley skyrocketed in the wake of record floods in 2013.

JUNE 7-8: The Clarence Valley flood bill was still a long way from being paid, despite receiving $2,894,886 from the State Government in a round of flood recovery funding. It was the third or fourth round of funding.

JUNE 9: A 60km police pursuit ended in flames at Tyndale, when a stolen car driven by a 14-year-old Queensland boy hit road spikes and flipped, before catching on fire. The teenager was dragged from the car unhurt.

JUNE 10: More than 20 jobs were to be lost in the Clarence Valley with the closure of Sam's Warehouse in Grafton.

JUNE 11: New hands took over the development at Piper's Glen Estate - a 300-dwelling subdivision planned for the centre of Maclean. The $7million project was now with Smith Group, who took over at Easter last year.

JUNE 12: The Clarence Valley boat building industry received a vote of confidence, with the announcement of a $2million international contract secured by Yamba Welding and Engineering.

JUNE 13: Nationals MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis backed the State Government's proposal to sell-off the state's electricity infrastructure.

JUNE 14-15: Dodgy drivers in the Valley would soon have nowhere to hide thanks to a technology that registers the numberplate of every vehicle it passes. Grafton was the first regional area to have the technology installed in a general duties car. …

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