Ballad of Byron coastal plan fails to stop Belongil wall

Despite a singing protest, Byron Council voted Wednesday to send the controversial Coastal Zone Management Plan to State Govt for final approval.

NSW Regional Arts Fund applications open

LOCAL: Arts Northern Rivers 2016 RAF Project, If These Halls Could Talk, featured Beryl from Roundabout Theatre’s The Cupcakes.

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Surfers ‘stonewalled’ over concerns about shark barrier

A community meeting has been held in Lennox Head to talk about shark mitigation measures.

Anger over eco barrier flares up at community meeting

Community alliance urge action on coastal plan

The proposed rock works under the Coastal Zone Management Plan. Image submitted by Community Alliance for Byron Shire.

Alliance urges residents to attend today's council meeting

Council meeting may be final word on coastal plan

BELONGIL STEPS: Photo taken on June 5 of the steps at Belongil Beach.

Byron Council meeting to discuss Coastal Zone Management Plan

Byron High band wins gold

ON STAGE: Byron Bay High School’s new band in action.

BYRON High's band rocked the Mbah Festival of the Performing Arts

Mono lines up for second World Title

WAVE OF SUCCESS: Another day at the office for Mark 'Mono' Stewart

Byron Bay surfer wins inaugura adaptive surf competition

High range drink driver caught on Pacific Highway

A woman, 40, has been arrested and charged

Police attempt to shut down doof party

Further investigations under way about the rave in a national park

Byron band PLTS flying high as they land Splendour gig

LOCALS: Byron Bay band PLTS are Kit Bray, Byron Carney, Harry Deacon and Eli Ayo

PLTS has been selected by Triple J Unearthed

Have you seen this man? Police need your help

Jesse Parker, 24, is wanted on two outstanding warrants.

Jesse Parker, 24, is wanted on two outstanding warrants

Byron Shire bridge will remain closed for up to a year

Council workers guard O'Meara's Bridge on Binna Burra Road after a weight limit was imposed on the bridge last year. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Bridge will remain closed to all motor vehicles

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VIDEO: Exclusive interview with Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce

BARNABY Joyce visits Grafton to amplify message of people making their vote count in the bellwether seat of Page.

Joyce slams Grafton Hospital cuts claim: ‘It’s BS’

Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce reacts as he visits Macadamia Processing Cooperative with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull near Ballina in the seat of Page, Friday, June 17, 2016. Jobs will again be the focus as Malcolm Turnbull heads to the NSW north coast, but this time with a $25 million pledge. The coalition hopes the $25 million investment will give businesses incentives to invest and help boost employment in the region. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

Deputy PM's frustration at wild campaign assertions

Lotto booty remains unclaimed

No winner has come forward to claim the $1 million

Search on for millionaire.

Snow hits the Tenterfield area overnight

Snow at Mt Mackenzie.

Snow has been spotted and filmed falling in Tenterfield

Ice addict refused bail for assault

Grafton Courthouse Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Charge matters had "all the hallmarks of an ice-related incident"

CSG protest blueprint employed against megaport plan

CHILLED OUT: Greens candidate for the seat of Page Kudra Falla-Ricketts at her party's booth at Yamba Markets on Sunday.

Greens say Yamba megaport plan must be nipped in the bud.

The Hard Word: Ballina freezes over

Meridian Theory at Ballina Hotel for the Hell Freezes Over festival. Photo Asagai Images

There was more going on in Ballina than just cold temperatures.

Labor costings called into question

Opposition leader Bill Shorten tries on a hat from Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club in Kingscliff on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Parliamentary budget office finds $800 million black hole

Police appeal for help to locate missing woman

Police are appealing for help to located Emma Gover, 30, missing June 23 from the Toowoomba area.

Police hold concerns for the welfare of a missing 30-year-old woman

Newcastle man allegedly strips, binds, gags and stabs niece

Police generic, crime scene. Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

Horrific murder allegations in Newcastle

House inexplicably explodes

Carnage after a house in Canada explodes. Source AAP

A Canadian house has exploded killing one and wounding nine

Research shows why Aussies love their country


Australia is officially one of the best places in the world

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Person taken to hospital after highway crash

A crash at the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road involving a number of cars.

Traffic affected on highway near Alstonville

FIRE TRAGEDY: Funds for Alexis' family at $11,500 and rising

Alexis Dean passed away in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

12-year-old Gympie girl passed away this morning

Man hands himself into police after Macca's assault

Bundaberg Police Station Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail

Macca's security guard punched in carpark

Senator launches expletive laden attack on Greens

Senator David Leyonhjelm speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The carbon tax repeal Bill was today voted down in the Senate.

What David Leyonhjelm just said publicly is simply extreme

Corbyn refuses to resign in wake of Brexit

Tower Bridge, London.

His party isn't backing him but Corbyn isn't budging

ISIS blamed for Turkish airport attack

Turkish rescue services gather outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing several people and wounding others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday. A Turkish official says two attackers have blown themselves up at the airport after police fired at them

The death toll is expected to rise

PHOTOS: World shocked as Turkish airport attacked

Turkish rescue services gather outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing several people and wounding others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday. A Turkish official says two attackers have blown themselves up at the airport after police fired at them

28 people have been killed after terrorists attacked the airport

Google and Twitter battle for election sausage supremacy

STRANGE POLITICS with Chris Calcino

The real battle on election day will be all about sausage sizzles

UPDATE: Car v house a lucky escape in more ways than one

QFAS, the QPS and QAS respond to an accident where a learner driver is believed to have reversed into a neighbours home at around 2.45pm on Tuesday June 28, 2016.

Lucky escape for a learner driver in Gympie

WATCH: How a texan llama uses a leaf blower to stay cool

A Texan zoo has found a creative way to keep a llama cool

Star-struck Gladstone man seeks selfie with Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hansen in Gladstone June 24, 2016. Pauline and Fraser Anning.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

FLYNN voter visits his favourite pollie.

Because New Zealand’s big things look like erm.....

We've compared Australia's big things with NZ's

Kylie Jenner and Tyga kiss at Khloe Kardashian's party

Are Kylie Jenner and Tyga back together?

Daniel Radcliffe talks playing Harry Potter again

Daniel Radcliffe has teased he'll play Harry Potter again "in the future".

MOVIE REVIEW: Central Intelligence delivers laughs

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in a scene from the movie Central Intelligence.

YOU can't stop The Rock. Action star proves he can do comedy.

The Hard Word: Elm Street release new album

Elm Street release new music. Photo Contributed

For fans of Manowar and Kiss

The Hard Word: New label launched in Los Angeles

A new record label is on the scene. Photo Contributed

Attila, and We Came as Romans sign to new label

The Hard Word: Nails Album review

Nails are about to release a third album.  Photo Contributed

The sardonic and disdainful tone runs right through the album

820 LNG workers set to re-enter Gladstone job market

Onsite at Australia Pacific LNG. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

"I’m trying to stay because I like Gladstone"

Geiger Electrical makes major pledge to sacked workers

Redundant Geiger workers could potentially be re-employed in future

Mining companies 'spending big' on reducing dust

Quaker Chemical Queensland manager Paul Oliver demonstrating a dust suppression chemical used in underground coal mines.

Coal mining companies spend on reducing dust

Warwick company brews deal with craft beer king pin


Sip on a cider that is all Southern Downs.

CLITHEROE'S CALL: How to watch your credit debt

Paul Clitheroe

They're handy but expensive - here's how to watch your credit card

Farmers going nuts for macadamias

Bruce Green of Palmers Channel looks over his macadamia trees.

Palmers Channel farmer makes transition from cane to macadamias.