Community News

Mon 19 Oct 2020

WAIT OVER: Pool reopened after rebuild delay

Premium Content WAIT OVER: Pool reopened after rebuild delay

It wasn’t supposed to be ready until November, but works on the Maclean Pool mean it’s ready to splashdown today

Sat 17 Oct 2020

SHOW GOES ON: Blue-ribbon year for showground

Premium Content SHOW GOES ON: Blue-ribbon year for showground

Upgrades continue to help revive country showground past COVID-19

Fri 16 Oct 2020

Rush for spots in market return

Premium Content Rush for spots in market return

The Grafton Markets return to the Showground this Saturday for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions ground it to a halt.

PHOTOS: Grafton twilight markets prove popular

Premium Content PHOTOS: Grafton twilight markets prove popular

Grafton community laps up positive family atmosphere at city’s first twilight farmers markets.

Wed 14 Oct 2020

Yamba becomes car crash hotspot

Premium Content Yamba becomes car crash hotspot

Two motor vehicle collisions in Yamba on the same morning.

2020 Jacaranda Season in Grafton officially opens

Premium Content 2020 Jacaranda Season in Grafton officially opens

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR BLOOMING: The crowning of the famous clocktower at dawn marked the start of the Jacaranda Season.

Yamba crew to the rescue after kitchen fire

Premium Content Yamba crew to the rescue after kitchen fire

Two members of the Fire and Rescue crew donned breathing apparatus and used a thermal imaging camera to investigate the blaze

Tue 13 Oct 2020

Piece of Nymboida history could be yours to own

Premium Content Piece of Nymboida history could be yours to own

If you’ve got fond memories of the Coaching Station Inn, here’s your chance to own a piece of its history

Mon 12 Oct 2020

PHOTOS: Ballina swoops into NRRRL grand final

Premium Content PHOTOS: Ballina swoops into NRRRL grand final

Check out our photo gallery from the Ballina and Casino semi final on Sunday.

Sat 10 Oct 2020

The friendly face behind Nymboida’s bushfire recovery

Premium Content The friendly face behind Nymboida’s bushfire recovery

When Joanne Baker and her family set off from Melbourne on a road trip around Australia, they didn’t expect to spend it helping one community find its feet.

COVID-19 test rates less than ideal, according to health boss

Premium Content COVID-19 test rates less than ideal, according to health...

ACROSS the health district, officials would like to see testing occur at a rate double than is currently recorded

Fri 9 Oct 2020

Working without a net, embracing change and bouncing back

Working without a net, embracing change and bouncing back

What's been tough for us has also turned out regularly to be a joy, a challenge, a nightmare and a blessing - sometimes all at the same time.

JACA 2020: Plan to keep festival spirit alive

Premium Content JACA 2020: Plan to keep festival spirit alive

Council funding ensures Covid-safe ‘placeholder’ events can keep celebrations going for locals and visitors during Jacaranda Season.

Thu 8 Oct 2020

GO PURPLE: How businesses can share jacaranda spirit

Premium Content GO PURPLE: How businesses can share jacaranda spirit

Businesses are about to ‘Go Purple’ in a bid to boost the local economy and help celebrate the city’s annual floral traditions.

Out with the old and in with the new, Tabulam bridge opens

Premium Content Out with the old and in with the new, Tabulam bridge opens

THE new Tabulam Bridge is officially open with politicians discussing ways to reuse the old historic bridge.

Wed 7 Oct 2020

JNR SPORTSPERSON: Josh raises the bar in Sports Awards race

Premium Content JNR SPORTSPERSON: Josh raises the bar in Sports Awards race

JOSH Carige broke three athletics records including one which stood for 22 years to be crowned Grafton Shoppingworld Sportsperson of the Month for September.

EXCLUSIVE: Detailed look inside new Iluka ambulance station

Premium Content EXCLUSIVE: Detailed look inside new Iluka ambulance station

Latest architectural plans reveal home away from home for local ambulance officers.

DANCING DELIGHT: All the best from Grafton Eisteddfod

Premium Content DANCING DELIGHT: All the best from Grafton Eisteddfod

Find out all the results and award recipients for the 2020 Grafton Dance Eisteddfod

Legal system marred by ‘deep and historical’ injustices

Premium Content Legal system marred by ‘deep and historical’ injustices

JUSTICE should be blind, but your circumstances can make a world of difference if you find yourself in need of legal help.

New principal announced for Christian school

Premium Content New principal announced for Christian school

‘We believe Mr Sharrock and his wife Olivia, who is also a teacher, and their three children will become integral members of the school community.’

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