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OUR HEALTH REPORT CARD

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, most of us promise to drink less, eat sensibly or quit smoking. Well the North Coast Area Health Service wants us to follow though this time – with a health study finding we’re struggling to kick bad habits.

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LOCAL GROWERS WELCOME PAPUAN FARMERS

Northern Rivers farmers needing some extra hands on deck, should look no further than our Pacific Island neighbours. Under a new scheme, local growers can take on workers from Papua New Guinea and help them develop their own farms back home. If you would like more information on the Fair Trade Farm Hands program, or would like to be involved, contact Simon Hodge at merchantgroup@optusnet.com.au, or by telephone (02) 6680 1734.

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MORE DELAYS FOR LENNOX SPORT FIELDS

Lennox Head residents have been waiting 20 years for an extra sports field, and now they’re being told they’ll have to a wait a little longer. Plans for a $2-million facility off Huntley Drive have been delayed, with the developer forced in receivership.

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RIVAFEST

Fairy floss, dodgem cars, and face painting – the annual Ballina Rivafest was a carnival of fun. As many as 10,000 people will pack the foreshore tonight for the closing ceremony and fireworks display.

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