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Pre­par­ing for sec­ond on­slaught

“They say we are go­ing to get all this bad weather and most of the time it never hap­pens, it’s so hard to pre­dict.” – Donna Ma­ree Gates

“No thanks we have had enough rain for the time be­ing.” – Ellen Fowler Wool­worths in Woopi closes small busi­nesses

“Don’t blame Wool­worths. It’s the lo­cals that are choos­ing to shop there... I’m sure if cus­tomers weren’t shop­ping at Woolies they would con­sider clos­ing down, but then there would be an up­roar over peo­ple put out of work.” – An­thony Hay­den

“We have lived in small towns around the state... we have seen the big prob­lems of the big stores com­ing in and de­stroy­ing the small busi­ness. Then they put their prices up. Please shop at your lo­cal small busi­nesses!” – Julie Womer­s­ley

First mar­riage equal­ity fo­rum in Coffs

“Mar­riage should be avail­able to all con­sent­ing adults to marry who­ever they choose. To have law en­shrined other­wise is dis­crim­i­na­tory and there­fore the law should be changed.” – Kel­lie Pearce

“It is a hu­man rights is­sue. I want to marry my girl­friend in my own coun­try not over­seas.” – Clau­dia Richards

Counter-ter­ror­ism ex­er­cise

“Se­cretly pre­par­ing for when this area be­comes Coffs Har­bourstan.” – An­drew Maude

“Would rather all nec­es­sary depart­ments are pre­pared and trained for some­thing like this than have an in­quiry later to find out why we were not pre­pared and didn’t know how to re­act to an in­ci­dent.” – Troy Hill

BIG IS­SUE: Coffs Har­bour has held it’s first mar­riage equal­ity fo­rum. PHOTO: LISAFX

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