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SCHOOLIES SCORE A+

The number of alcohol-related incidents is down in Byron Bay as week two of schoolies gets underway. Safety co-ordinator Nicqui Yazdi says the class of 2018 has been the best-behaved group in over a decade. However, she warns drug use is still a pressing issue. “I think it’s probably the cleanest year we’ve ever seen. The first week was fairly quite, this week’s really hectic but they’re really well-behaved, hardly any alcohol around.” It’s estimated around eight-thousand school-leavers have enjoyed celebrations in Byron so far. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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20 DANCERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES IN SPRUNG!! 2018

Fresh from an award-winning performance at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Sprung Integrated dancers Max and Tara are ready for the annual Gala Performance at Tintenbar Hall this weekend. 20 dancers of all ages and abilities will take to the stage as part of their major project titled ‘French Cafe’. The showcase is a massive celebration of inclusiveness, which dancers have been working tirelessly on for over six months. “I love being a dancer because it’s amazing, and it’s about life and it’s about the courage and the energy that builds up from this year,” Tara said. Tickets are $10, performances kick off at 3pm on Sunday. (VISION ONLY)

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HORRIFIC DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTACK AT CASINO

A man has been charged over an horrific domestic violence attack at Casino overnight. The 24-year-old was allegedly in the middle of an argument with a 23-year-old woman at around 2am, when he poured a bottle of petrol over her and threatened to set her alight. He then allegedly produced a knife and chased the woman, before punching her and pulling her hair. Police later took the man into custody, but were forced to use pepper spray when a group of males attempted to prevent his arrest.

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