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Sam Burbury

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.


An overzealous New South Wales fan appears to have taken State of Origin rivalry a little too far…targeting a Casino home flying the opposition’s flag. The Maroons supporters believe a Blues fan could be responsible for smashing their front window, but have vowed to come back bigger and better for Game Two.

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She may be nearing 99-years old, but volunteer Lorna Allen says she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. The baker and seamstress…who began helping the Red Cross during the second world war – currently assists at Uniting’s Caroona aged care home at Goonellabah. Staff today held a morning tea, commemorating her 60-years of continuous community service. “I haven’t got words, I don’t think, strong enough to say how I feel about what I do with the residents.” “It’s the love, mainly I think, and it all comes from my heart.” (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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The federal opposition has thrown its support behind an innovative solar garden scheme, which a Byron-based company is developing. The concept would see investors, who are unable to generate energy themselves…purchase panels to mount on participating businesses. “The members of the solar garden community, will actually then get a rebate on their energy bill, based on that amount of energy that is sold.” “The revolution in rooftoop solar has been almost exclusively a revolution for owner occupiers, and certainly as a labor party, interested in social equity, we’re really keen to see ideas that will open up that revolution.” The company says customers may include apartment complex dwellers, and rental tenants. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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