Shelling out the cash

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BALLINA: The local shire council is copping lots of flak at present over its plans to spend $5500 of ratepayers’ money to have its major tourist attraction the Big Prawn de-veined (main picture).

bunnings tree tieST PETERS, Sydney: A man, 44, is still in hospital recovering from shock after buying an item at his local Bunnings only to discover later on it was made in Australia.

Bunnings management is understood to have removed the Jolly tree tie 45metre string ball, worth just over 12c but on sale for just over $9, from its shelves pending a full investigation.

BRISBANE: In a glittering ceremony last night, life membership of the Queensland LNP was bestowed on Newscorp journalists Renee Viellaris and Des Houghton.

mccormack book cover finalCANBERRA: Following poor early sales for Who’s That Joker: A Collection of the Wit of Michael McCormack, the National Party of Australia is now offering a free copy of Barnaby Joyce’s Weatherboard and Iron: Politics, the Bush and Me with every purchase from now on, two if you have table legs that are really uneven.