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A LISMORE TEEN’S SPEEDY SUCCESS

Lismore driver, Nathan Herne, has put his best foot forward this year, finishing his second Formula Ford campaign just three points shy of a podium Australian Championship result. The 16-year-old will now face his biggest challenge in 2019 as he moves into the TA2 Muscle Car Series.    

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WORLD FIRST CORAL RESTORATION PROJECT WRAPS UP

After spending months working to restore the Great Barrier Reef using a type of ‘coral I-V-F,’ Lismore Professor Peter Harrison has returned home. He headed a team of scientists capturing coral sperm and eggs during the mass spawning event off the coast of Cairns earlier this year. In a world first, the larvae was nursed into microscopic heat-resistant baby corals, before being resettled back onto sections of the reef badly damaged by bleaching. “There are some other ideas into the future about how we might adapt that technology but for the moment I’m just really happy that we’ve had this first successful trial.” There are plans to expand the project in 20-19. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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MAN CHARGED WITH INTIMIDATION IN LISMORE

A man has been charged after a child was approached in Lismore last month. It is alleged a man in his car approached a girl walking home from school, talking to her, before trying to entice her into his vehicle at the intersection of Hunter and Orion Streets. The incident was reported to Richmond Police. At 4pm on Monday, a 50-year-old man was arrested at South Lismore and charged with intimidation. He’ll face court on Tuesday.

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EX MILITARY AIRCRAFT TO CALL EVANS HEAD HOME

An ex-military aircraft has taken to the sky for the final time in the state’s Northern Rivers. The P-3-C Orion is a former anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft, developed in the 1960s. “Most civilian people would be familiar with the search for MH370 and also for those who remember the round the world ocean race with Tony Bullimore, it was actually a Orion that first located him and direct HMAS Adelaide to his rescue.” Among the aviation enthusiasts who came to see its final flight was former pilot James Morris. He flew more than 250-hours from the cockpit of this kind of aircraft during his 35 years of service. (VISION ONLY)  

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PROS TEE OFF IN LISMORE FOR LEGEND PRO-AM TOUR

Lismore Workers Golf Course has attracted a host of Australia’s best elder statesmen for the latest stop on the Legends Pro-Am tour. Leading competitors Brad Burns, Tim Elliott and Mike Harwood have been joined by 50 others on the fairways. “I’m going okay, I’m in the top couple in the order of merit so everything’s good, I’m trying to chase down the leader Brad Burns which is not easy because he’s playing pretty well. He won the young boys Pro-Am last week at Wingham, so he’s in great form.” This event is the curtain-raiser, before the players head to the Byron Bay Golf Club on Friday for the $40,000 Australian Legends Tour Championship. (VISION ONLY)

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