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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.

BALLINA BETTERS MARIST ONCE AGAIN

Cudgen have continued their strong surge up the congested NRRRL table, overcoming close rivals Murwillumbah yesterday during round 14. Elsewhere – Casino were far too good for Evans Head. Mullumbimby picked up some easy points with Lower Clarence forfeiting, Byron Bay defeated Tweed Coast in a physical game, and Ballina ran circles around Marist Brothers.  

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STATE GOVERNMENT PROMISES RAIL TRAIL CASH

The State Government has earmarked almost $6.5-million for constructing a 24 kilometre rail trail between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek. There is catch, the funding relies on several conditions being met. “The federal government have been asked to contribute approximately half the cost of this rail trail as well – plus we won’t proceed with this project, unless the community consultation shows that there’s enormous support for this project.” Legislation enabling the project to continue is likely to come before parliament by the year’s end. The development comes as Lismore and Richmond Valley councils explore whether converting an additional section of track further south is feasible. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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NORTHS TO CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY

Far North Coast baseball’s oldest club ‘Norths’ marks a milestone this year – its 70th birthday. Founded in 1947 by local cricketers, the Lismore outfit has grown significantly. It now fields teams in every junior and senior division. “Most baseball clubs in Lismore come from cricket players, looking to improve their skills or keep their skills up to scratch during winter. We’ve had numerous state players and 15 Australian players through the club in that time.” Past players are invited to attend a reunion at Lismore’s Richmond Hotel next month. For more information, contact Far North Coast Baseball. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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