LETTER: Council letting policies are part of the homeless problem in Byron shire.

BSN reader says Byron Shire Council has to acknowledge that their house letting policies are part of the homelessness problem.

No ‘silver bullet’ for region’s shark issue says researcher

A picture of a shark at Broken Head, taken by professional drone pilot Saul Goodwin last year. Photo: saul@psphoto.com.au

Govt’s own study shows aerial shark patrols only work 15% of time.

Thirsty Merc shifting gears as they are back to tour grind

SHIFTING GEARS: The name of Thirsty Merc’s new album.

Thirsty Merc are back, touring their latest album Shifting Gears

DA rejection wins council praise from residents

LOCAL ANGER: Protesters at last year’s rally against development out on Ewingsdale Road Byron Bay.

EWINGSDALE residents have welcomed Byron Shire Council decision

Only-child study seeking subjects for HSC work

ONLY CHILD: Mullumbimby High School student Kaitlyn McMurtry.

Share joys and challenges fo being only child

Get a move on: Entries still open for Byron’s triathlon

Alstonville triathlete Clayton Fettell after winning the Byron Bay Triathlon in 2014.

Entries are still being taken for Byron Bay Triathlon.

Hurry! Reserved seating selling fast for Pro Bull Riding

Luke Nichols riding Rap Dancer at the PBR Bullriding Rural Weekly Live Series held at the Grafton Showgrounds. Photo:Bruce Thomas / Daily Examiner March 28, 2015

Numbered seats still available for PBR Live Series finale

EDITORIAL: Homelessness- the conversation we have to have

STREET WISE: Robina Todd is typical of many sleeping on the streets around Byron Bay.

Homelessness in Byron Bay- the conversation we have to have.

Snag a stall for Brunswick’s Old and Gold

GOLDEN COUPLE: Will and Johanna White at last year’s Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival.

Brunswick's Old and Gold festival is on over the June long weekend.

Renewables on Greens agenda

ANOTHER GREEN WORLD: Byron Mayor Simon Richardson, Greens Richmond Candidate Dawn Walker, Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale and CEO of Enova Energy, Steve Harris.

Greens leaders were in Byron to promote sustainable energy.

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Strange Politics: Barnaby gets carp help from Trump

This was not why you got into the espionage industry.

ANALYSIS: Behind the 60 Minutes child abduction fiasco

What made the Australian mother so desperate to bypass the law?

Bill Shorten's budget reply speech in full

Bill Shorten meeting the locals in Lismore.

Now not the time to reduce taxes for those on $180k plus

How many times are we going to go through it?

NOW WHAT: Parramatta has felt the force of the NRL over its breach.

The salary cap in the NRL simply does not work.

OUR SAY: Budget 2016 - This kind of ‘growth’ won’t last

The Great Barrier Reef is big business.

“JOBS and growth” was this week’s budget catchcry.

OUR SAY: Let's not forget that Clive Palmer did some good

Those who see the end for Clive Palmer, under-estimate the man

This budget does not give protection for women: Saffin

LABOR has condemned Federal Government cuts to the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.

WEATHER: Perfect one day, rainy and windy the next

Another Spring like day ahead

Weather forecasters advise getting mum an umbrella for Mother's Day

New laws could see children detain for weeks without charge

Proposed laws give NSW police unheard of powers to detain

Wooli wreck's colourful past traced back to French theft

BATTERING: Each high tide the surf batters the exposed deck of the yacht.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Washed up yacht matches description of vessel stolen from France

This is what $1 million of ice looks like

One kilogram of crystal methylamphetamine with a potential street value of more than $1 million was seized by Coffs-Clarence Police.

Coffs-Clarence Police seized $1m worth of ice

MardiGrass drug drivers: 45 out of 1366 tests were positive

The Ganja Fairies dance during the   Rally for Cannabis Law Reform and Float Parade on the last day at MardiGrass  at Nimbin. Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star

More than 1300 random drug tests, with 45 positive results

Regional funds going to metropolitan projects

ALP Leader Bill Shorten slams the Stronger Regions Fund

Millions of regional dollars going to capital cities

Running Man Challenge: QFES brings fire to the dance floor

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services brings the heat to the dance floor

Forces in New York and Edinburgh have taken up dance challenge.

Belle Gibson faces prosecution for faking cancer

Belle Gibson claimed to have embarked on ‘a quest to heal herself naturally’

She claimed she had cancer of the blood, spleen, uterus and liver.

Woman accused of Ballina murders to face Lismore trial

Former nurse Megan Jean Haines

Both women died in hospital after being found unconscious.

Turnbull defends $48b tax cut

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Finance Senator Mathias Cormann and Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop,  during a press conference at the Gateway West Australia Perth Airport and Freight Access Project site office in Perth, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright) NO ARCHIVING

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ended the week on the back foot.

Corrupt agriculture officer leads to call for changes

Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

A SENATE committee has called for changes at the integrity body

Officials set to release CSG chemical reports

Assessment of CSG chemicals to be completed post election

Bundaberg ginger beer batch recalled as drinkers injured

Caps from the bottles pop when opened and hit them in the face

"I stabbed him Dad, I didn't mean to, but I stabbed him"

Roma man Troy Angus Kearns (far left, dark blue shirt), who has pleaded guilty to killing his brother, attends Brisbane Supreme Court with people who are supporting him. *Photo Pamela Frost

“Dad, he f**king stabbed me, ring an ambulance”.

Man seeks restraining order against God

'God the Father' by Cima Da Conegliano

Police advised him to take out a restraining order

270 million passwords on ‘market’


Cybercriminals are trading logins for more than 200 million accounts

Canadian city evacuated as wildfire shocks the world

Only a change in weather can stop this blaze

Man snapped sitting on couch in the middle of the road

He's sitting on the couch seemingly watching the cars go by

Schooner or later the police will catch you

Riding with beer in hand was always going to attract attention

How's this for an idea: duo clean, cook for hungover hosts

The service was dreamt up following their own hungover experiences

Snakey surprise: kind stranger relocates water tank visitor

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A Branyan woman got a shock when she opened her water tank

NZ current affairs show accidentally broadcasts naked woman

A segment on naked dining featured on Story last night. Photo/TV3

During a live cross, a naked waitress walked in front of the camera

10-year-old Instagram hacker wins $10,000 bounty

Hack allowed even Justin Bieber's comments to be deleted

The Guide's 2016 Logie Awards predictions

The Project's Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

WHO will win big at the 58th annual ceremony tomorrow night?

Brave Bella gears up for the Logies

Bella Harry of Bli Bli is off to the Logies for Juiced Tv. Bella and her mum Emma Harry choosing outfits for the big night.

Bella Harry taking break from battle with cancer to attend Logies

Netflix's new tool to prevent phone bill blowouts

Netflix has released a new tool to limit mobile data use.

Users can lower bitrates to reduce the amount of data they are using

First cook exits MasterChef Australia's Top 24

MasterChef Australia Top 24 contestant Ashley McConnell.

ASHLEY leaves kitchen with head held high.

Selena Gomez to donate Revival proceeds to Lupus research

Selena Gomez will donate proceeds from her tour to Lupus research

Police investigating how Prince accessed drugs

Police are investigating how Prince obtained prescription medication

This car GPS launched could save kids’ lives

SAFETY FIRST: Ross Drummond, of Ken Mills Toyota with Angela and Jim Lee and their iCARe tracker.

This GPS tracker could save your kid's life.

WATCH: $1 billion upgrade for Shoalwater Bay training centre

UPGRADE NEEDED: Shoalwater Bay.

Plan will create thousands of new jobs for region

New hospital construction stalls as 600 tradies strike

Workers on the Sunshne Coast University Hospital construction site are on strike.

Workers strike over loss of worker's rights

Senator Lazarus calls for ban on fracking

Crossbench Senator Glenn Lazarus is seen during a debate at the National Press Club in Canberra, Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Senator calls for royal commission into health impacts of csg

Darren Lockyer nails it at big Bunnings opening

BIG NAME: Darren Lockyer dropped in to Bunnings Bundamba for the official opening of the store. He’s pictured with complex manager Nathan Robley (left) and Bunnings managing director Mike Schneider

Lockyer nails it at Bunnings store opening