Shark victim: "I just want to enjoy being alive today'

THE Byron Bay surfer attacked by a shark says he is lucky to be alive after a shark threw him from his board while surfing at Broken Head.

Federal grant keeps NORPA telling our local stories

ANNOUNCEMENT: NORPA's Producer Marisa Snow, Artistic Director Julian Louis, General Manager Patrick Healy, Chair David Wolff, with Member for Page Kevin Hogan.

Arts company granted almost $400,00 over two years

Truck show rolls in Mullumbimby

KEEP ON TRUCKING. Mark Ward from Wards Transport Mullumbimby gearing up for the Mullum Show.

Shine those rigs ready for the Mullumbimby Truck Parade.

Running for Amanda

BRAVE FACE: Roberta O'Brien, whose Running Group was there to honour and remember Amanda Nash, at the Byron Lighthouse Run. Amanda's father Robert Reid puts a smile on his face and relaxes after the race.

Tenth annual Lighthouse Run attracted around 1200 participants

Brave boy uncovers man's cow sex, child sexual abuse

A beast in the main arena at the 2012 Ekka.

Police praise boy for testimony of man's abuse and sex with a cow

The Superjesus: Back with Love and Violence

DOWN AGAIN: The Superjesus are Paul Berryman on drums, Sarah McLeod on lead vocals and Stuart Rudd on bass guitar.

The Superjesus are back after 13 years

'Everyone knew her and everyone loved her'

A photo of Amanda Nash and her daughter Bonnie, posted on the GoFundMe fundraising page.

Crash victim's parents remember their "shining star"

DPI puts Dolphin Marine Magic 'all but out of business'

A battle over seal enclosures at Dolphin Marine Magic threatens the facility's ability to stay open, Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser warns.

DPI crackdown a threat to Dolphin Marine Magic, warns MP

Jethro Tull is back to Bluesfest

ICONIC: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull at Bluesfest 2011.

Jethro Tull returns to Bluesfest next April

Beth Hart will set the stage on fire

ON FIRE: Beth Hart, coming to Bluesfest 2017.

American singer/songwriter Beth Hart

Shanghai flight from Wellcamp makes history


TOOWOOMBA to Shanghai was displayed proudly on the Qantas A330

See the historic Toowoomba flight bound for China

First international passenger flight from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.

TOOWOOMBA had its eye on the sky this morning as history was made.

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Pittsworth's sweet success set to soar into China

Pittsworth Confectionery owners Ash and Michelle Porter eye off new opportunities onboard the TSBE AccessChina'16 trade mission.

Pittsworth Confectionery set to enjoy sweet success in China

New York bans Airbnb, will Australia follow suit?

New York just introduced laws effectively banning Airbnb

More jobs created by Ipswich investment worth millions

The company has invested $4 million in Ipswich

Turtle release turns into shark net debate

A CEREMONY to release Kimba the turtle on Sunday turned into a debate about the introduction of shark nets.

One year on, we remember tragic loss of Rhys

Rhys McNaughton took his own life a year ago today. Photo: John Bortolin, Manscapes

New suicide prevention project begins

10 years on: 'My whole life fell apart'

The memorial along Broken Head Road near Suffolk Park for the Southern Cross LADS.

We talk to the families about ongoing grief

Nursing home carer 'heard moaning' before residents died

Outside Sydney Supreme Court for the trial of accused murderer Megan Jean Haines are (from left) Shannon Parkinson (granddaughter of suspected murder victim and St Andrew's aged care centre resident Marie Darragh), Janet Parkinson (sister) and Charli Darragh (daughter).

On-duty carer first met accused murderer night before two women died

Greyhound racing ban 'question of when, not if'

NSW Premier Mike Baird (left) standing next to Deputy Premier Troy Grant, answers a question during a press conference concerning the on-off ban on greyhound racing in NSW.

Mike Baird called coward and warned greyhound industry will fall

Shark girl says North Coast shark situation "not normal”

SHARK GIRL. Madison 'Madi' Stewart

Shark educator warns people to "stay out of the water"

WATCH: Shocking footage captures 'coward punch' attack

CCTV footage of the incident shows the punch being thrown (top), the victim lying on the ground (top right), his mother intervening (middle) and the aftermath.

"He could have killed my son right there on the footpath."

Man records video of creepy clown car chase

scary horror clown face isolated on a black background colour image

Mr Francis followed the car of clowns

Nationals consider running in metropolitan seats

National Party logo

Things are so bad in WA the Nats want to run against the Libs

The cost of blowouts on major transport projects revealed

The state government said the congestion on the Gold Coast Highway after the closure of the Tugun bypass, showed how well the bypass worked.

The Grattan Institute report analysed 836 projects

Outcry after students directed to gay sex websites

MP blasts inclusion of links to clubs, backrooms, gay saunas

QLD Man dies in opal mine on remote outback station

Silverton, western NSW

A 62-year-old man has been found dead in a remote opal mine

Olympic swimmer thanks stranger who spotted cancerous mole

Australian Olympic team gold medalist Mack Horton is welcomed home from Rio de Janeiro on his return from the XXXI Summer Olympics, in Sydney.

Stranger watching television spotted the cancerous mole

US Govt proposes to grab data from Aussie tourists

Australian passport.Photo Cas Garvey / Daily Mercury

U.S Customs is seeking permission to ask for social media profiles

Piece of toddler's skull removed after fall from couch

EDDIE THE EAGLE: Joanne Liberato with her 18-month-old son Eddie Kidd.

Small fall leaves Eddie without part of skull, and serious diagnosis

IKEA transforms Sydney Ferry and the result looks amazing

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and transformed it into The IKEA Harbour Home.

IKEA has just built what may be the world's best boat

American teen wakes from coma speaking fluent Spanish

Screenshot from foreign channel don't reuse

Boy wakes from coma and suddenly fluent in Spanish

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Need a laugh? Check out this Trump v Clinton parody

Entire world seen laughing as Republican declares respect for women

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Better burgers could soon be just a beep away

BETTER: Better brekkies might be only a beep away.

E-tag technology to hit Hungry Jack's

VIDEO: Girls forced to wade through muddy snake pit

Girls forced to wade through murky snake pit in Malaysia. Source Youtube screenshot

Malaysia suspends children's program that involved muddy snake pit

Teflon Mike looks scuffed up, but he is still our PM in waiting

NSW Premier Mike Baird may be twisted up like a pretzel but he still has the look of a future prime minister.

Backpedalling like a cliff-top unicyclist, Baird is still future PM

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Australian Survivor's magician Matt out of tricks

Australian Survivor contestant Matt Tarrant.

SHOW'S power couple looks unstoppable in race to the finish.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015