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PLANT FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Scientists from around the world have arrived in Lismore for a genetic plant conservation workshop. The week-long meeting will focus on DNA analysis and plant breeding, which could lead to better-tasting food that’s quicker to cook.

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WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Brunswick Heads was the venue for a world record record attempt at flying the largest number of kites simultaneously. Despite plenty of wind and a supportive crowd, participants fell almost 800 kites short of their target.

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NSW BAD FOR BUSINESS

Business groups are urging the state government to do more for small business, with many moving their operations over the border. They say Queensland is the business-friendly state, and New South Wales needs to become more competitive.

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SENIORS STRIPPED OF HEALTH BENEFITS

Seniors are calling themselves the forgotten tribe, with 22,000 set to be stripped of their health benefits. The Rudd Government will make it tougher for retirees to qualify for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card in a move which will save it $84-million over four years.

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