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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.

BYRON PUBLIC PLANS UNVEILED

Byron Bay Public School could soon look very different with the State Government releasing a fly-through video, showcasing its plans to upgrade the campus. The design features 10 cutting-edge classrooms, along with several outdoor learning areas which would replace demountable classrooms and cater for ongoing enrolment growth.  

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MAVIS CELEBRATES 105TH BIRTHDAY

Few Alstonville residents have witnessed more history than Mavis Berryman, who today turned 105. Born in 1912 – Mavis has always had a keen interest in sport, and travelled the world extensively when she was younger. Originally from Uralla, near Armidale – she has 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way. Although appreciative – the humble matriarch says she was embarrassed by all the attention. (VISION ONLY)

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COUNCIL STAFF ISSUED BODY CAMERAS

Lismore Council staff have been issued with ‘body-worn’ surveillance cameras, following a successful six month trial. The devices, which can record up to 21 hours of high definition video, will document potentially volatile situations. Staff say they’ve found residents are less likely to act aggressively, when they know they’re being recorded. “People understand that they’re going to be recorded, and that those actions are going to be kept and possibly used in future evidence or court cases that we may have.” Footage captured by the cameras has already been used as evidence. Several neighbouring councils are considering similar measures. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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WRIGHT INQUIRY VISITS LISMORE

The state’s chief psychiatrist has labelled the treatment of Miriam Merten, who died in Lismore Base Hospital in 2014 as ‘deeply disturbing.’ The scathing assessment, coming just hours before Dr Murray Wright held a community consultation on ways to manage mental illness in Lismore.

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SENDOFF CONTROVERSY OVERSHADOWS NRRRL DECIDER

NRRRL boss Robin Harley has ruled-out replaying yesterday’s Grand Final, after an NRL employee linked to the losing side allegedly made serious allegations regarding the referees. Emotions were high after a Cudgen player was sent off in the opening minutes… Ballina coming from behind to beat the Hornets, who never gave up despite being a man down.

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