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Farewell to Heather Brown

The end of an era has arrived, and much loved and revered President of the Friends of Grafton Gallery is leaving Grafton.  Her farewell will coincide with the ‘Friendraising and Fundraising Function’ at the Gallery on Saturday April 13, 3pm to 5pm. Heather has been supporting the Gallery since 1973 and FoGG since 1988. Come and hear more of her…

Friendraising & Fundraising with FoGG 

Join the Friends of Grafton Gallery (FoGG) for an afternoon of friendship and culture, to fundraise for the 2024 JADA Prize. Enjoy a live music show in the Gallery from local well known singing group ‘Velour’. Drinks available at the Friends Bar, and finger food and sweet delights in the courtyard.  This event is a part of the Plunge Art…

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Regional NSW crime rates worse than Sydney

Rodney Stevens   Rates of property and violent crime in regional NSW were more than 50 per-cent higher than in Sydney in 2023, new data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research BOCSAR has revealed. In regional NSW the rate of property crime in 2023 was 59 per-cent higher than Sydney, while the rate of violent crime was…

Six men, 124 charges for drug supply

Police have charged six men who they claim have significant outlaw motorcycle gang links with a combined 124 charges over an alleged North Coast drug supply ring. Officers from the Coffs Clarence Police District established Strike Force Showview in May 2023 to investigate the alleged drug supply ring. After 10 months of extensive inquiries, the Coffs Harbour Firearm and Drug…