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START OF SEASON FOR EVANS HEAD DISABLED SURFING

It was the first day of the season for the Evans Head Disabled Surfing branch. And not even a shark sighting could wipe the smiles off these kids’ faces. Sunny skies and small waves at Main Beach, providing perfect conditions for the 40 participants and volunteers. The aim, to give those with physical and mental disabilities a chance to get into the water and experience the thrill of catching waves. “You see them on the wave and they’re beaming, and they’re just having so much fun catching a wave.” The next event, at Turners Beach in Yamba on November 19. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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LOWER RICHMOND RESIDENTS BRACE FOR POWER INTERRUPTION

Evans Head, Woodburn, and Coraki residents will be left without power tomorrow, as Essential Energy crews carry out a major upgrade to the region’s electricity network. Supply to affected homes and business will be cut between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, as over 100 technicians upgrade high voltage lines between Lismore and Woodburn. The work will increase the grid’s weather resistance and should mean fewer outages during storms. (VISION ONLY)

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DPI EXTENDING SHARK-SPOTTING DRONE TRIAL

The state government’s shark-spotting drone trial, will soon extend to cover Evans Head and Ballina beaches. It follows initial testing at Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. Each drone will patrol 4-kilometre stretches of beach for a period of four hours. CASA certified pilots will fly the additional patrols from local surf clubs, which are due to commence next week. (VISION ONLY)

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CHILD APPROACHED AT EVANS HEAD

Police are appealing for the public’s help, after a nine-year-old boy was approached by a man in Evans Head on Monday afternoon. The child was walking north on Woodburn Street, when a white van pulled up, and the male driver spoke to him. The man’s been described as being of caucasian appearance, with a medium build, clean shaven and with short dark hair.

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