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GYMTASTIC

Four young gymnasts from the Byron Bay district have returned from the New South Wales titles in Sydney, going head to head with the stronger metropolitan clubs. And although they didn’t finish with as many ribbons as they would have liked, they say, they’re better for the experience.

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SOYBEAN SEASON SPROUTS

Last year flooding caused problems for soybean growers on the north coast, but this time around they say they could use a bit of rain. But they can wait a little, with the ideal time for planting still a few weeks away.

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RELAY FOR LIFE

Family, friends, colleagues, neighbours. We all know someone that has been touched by cancer. Relay For Life will is on again in Ballina and those affected by the illness are encouraged to come along and show their support.

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TRUCKIES OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID

We’re all feeling the effects of rising fuel prices, but for truck drivers trying to earn a living the stakes are much higher. The Transport Workers Union says truckies are working harder and longer to make up for increased costs, putting lives at risk.

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