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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015.

DOLPHINS BOOK GRAND FINAL SPOT

The East Coast Dolphins’ under 16 side has booked a spot in the grand final of Rugby League’s Country Championships, after downing the Bidgee Bulls over the weekend. Lachlan Williams, Kade Hill and Ben Liyou each scored two tries during the blowout victory, with Thomas Vickery kicking six from the field. The Dolphins now play the Western Rams in the decider at Cessnock this Saturday. (VISION ONLY)

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CUDGEN TO DEFEND PREMIERSHIP AT HOME

Cudgen will defend their Far North Coast Cricket premiership at home, after defeating Tintenbar-East Ballina in their semi final clash.. The Hornets now face Alstonville in this weekend’s grand final after defeating Lismore’s Marist Brothers at Oakes Oval. Chris Palmer punished the Bretheren in both innings – knocking 39 in the first and 36 in the second. Late on day 2 – Marist looked like causing an upset, coming within seven runs.

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PEDESTRIAN DIES AFTER BEING HIT

A woman, struck by a car crossing Ballina Road early this morning, has died in hospital. The incident happened near the Molesworth Street intersection about seven. The elderly woman suffered head injuries and went into cardiac arrest, before being rushed to Lismore Base Hospital. Traffic was diverted around the scene for several hours. (VISION  ONLY)

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LENNOX DEFEAT NEWCOMERS CASURINA

Reigning premiers Wollongbar-Alstonville have made a resounding statement in round one of Far North Coast Rugby, downing Bangalow by 29 points. Elsewhere – Lismore overcame Casino, Byron Bay staged a remarkable comeback, and league newcomers Casurina Beach received a stinging introduction from Lennox Head.

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NORCO TAKES OUT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AWARD

Northern Rivers dairy co-operative Norco has taken out Canstar Blue’s 2017 customer satisfaction award. The producer was chosen over 11 other big supermarket and private label brands. Management say the co-op’s members are the secret to its success. “We’ve got a pretty happy group of farmers. We know that they’re growing at about 1.5 to 2% a year, which is a good sign that they’re making some money, which is good and which validates what the consumers are actually wanting.” Norco’s fresh and flavoured milk range also scored highly in the taste, freshness and value for money categories. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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