Nats promise to restore Bangalow Weir if re-elected

THE Nationals have promised $250,000 for the Bangalow Weir to be restored if a Coalition Government is re-elected.

Vale Barb Pinter- community champion

BARB PINTER: Co-ordinator of the Byron Breast Cancer Support Group.

VALE Barb Pinter who passed away last weekend.

Coffee Tardis helps local women reconnect with work

OUTSIDE THE BOX: Shane Hogan, Paul Spooner, Celeste Harris, Anne Goslett, Trevor Sleep, Helen Hamilton, Rod McKelvey and Rodney Contojohon.

Pay it forward at the Coffee BOX opening in Byron bay next week.

Take a look at the draft plan for Byron’s coast

Byron Shire Council have said they’d love to have your input

ELECTION 2016: Richmond candidates address affordable housing and negative gearing.

AFFORDABLE: Are places like the Kollective in Sunrise the answer for affordable medium density housing.

Will negative gearing changes produce more affordable housing

Build a fence around Byron and charge admission, says mayor

It might be the only way this tourist town can get grant funding

Is it ice cream? Is it poo? It’s Splendour art

In 2015 we learned that the infamous 'poo emoji' is actually an image of ice cream, so Mr Poopie will be a fitting Splendour homage to such a first world problem.

A fitting homage to the king of emojis

LETTER: Gold Coastification of Byron Bay

ROCKING BELONGIL: Members of Byron Residents Group, Andrew Murray, Kate Coorey and Dialan Pugh at last year’s Save Our Beaches rally. Photo: Lyn McCarthy

Local community group urges locals to act over Byron development.

Searching for meaning in Byron Bay with Hugh Mackay

BYRON WRITERS FESTIVAL: Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay

Social researcher Hugh Mackay will talk next Wednesday in Byron.

Sing and support Circus Arts Curryoke

ACTING THE FOOL: Support, swing and sing at the same time.

Friends of Circus Arts “Curryoke” night is on this Saturday.

Watch Tralala Blip perform live at TEDxSydney

ON THE SPOT: Northern Rivers electronic music band Tralala Blip.

From 9am at the Sydney Opera House

Five songs to survive Splendour if you are over 40

THE ONLY NAME YOU RECOGNISE? British rock band The Cure will headline the 2016 Splendour in the Grass music festival.

Listen to some of the Splendour music gems beyond The Cure

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Idol host James Mathison challenges Tony Abbott in election

FORMER Australian Idol host James Mathison is challenging Tony Abbott for the seat of Warringa in the upcoming Federal election.

Hole in one for northern NSW golf tourism

Northern NSW golf is teeing off nicely

Seven kilos of cannabis, 450 plants found on Lawrence farms

Farmer and his neighbour sentenced for drug cultivation

NSW lags but North Coast booms on renewable energy

But Northern Rivers moving ahead at "cracking pace"

Cannabis, ice, stolen car found in Northern Rivers raids

Two men have been charged after the raids

Missing man believed to be in Clarence Valley

44-year-old last seen between Iluka and Wooli

Immigration counter-protests end in violence and arrests

Anti-immigration protesters clash with police in Coburg in Melbourne, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Seven arrested after protests collide in Melbourne

Wellness fraud Belle Gibson facing legal action

Belle Gibson, a health foods guru, has admitted that she lied about having terminal brain cancer

Belle Gibson could also be forced to apologise

Sex and drug parties get into political bed together

The Sex Party and HEMP party are joining forces

Sex party to join forces with HEMP party

NSW withholds $350 million in child education funding

Father Bing presides over the Catholic Schools Week Liturgy at McAuley Catholic College.

Audit reveals funds withheld from childcare sector

Teens who filmed possum torture escape jail time

RSPCA are seeking assistance in finding those responsible for the attack.

Possum torture video not enough to put teens in prison

Mt Everest Tragedy: Maria's body retrieved from Everest

Dr Maria Strydom and Robert Gropel had trained for 12 months for Mount Everest. (AAP/ Monash University)

Australian climber's body retrieved from Mount Everest

‘Put up or shut up’ on farm milk price

Mary Valley dairy farmer Cooloola Milk owner operator Dick Schroeder.

Farmers urged to unite against unfair processor prices.

Parties unveil plans to boost indigenous jobs

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten

The Coalition says it will spend $115 developing Indigenous business

Children in critical condition after lighting hit Paris park

A fire truck is parked at the entrance to Monceau parc in the center of Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016, after a lightning bolt crashed down onto a Paris park, striking 11 people at a child's birthday party.

Children seriously injured after lightning struck a park in Paris

Mobile phone use linked to cancer in two-year study

Mobile phone addiction

Rats exposed to radio frequencies showed tumour growth

Doctors call for 2016 Olympics to be moved due to Zika virus

Mosquito

Open letter sent to World Health Organisation.

Abbott in speedos- $51, Scrooge next Treasurer- $1001

HITTING THE BEACH: Bongsu Kim (left) from South Korea and Finn Massoud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park.

Fancy a flutter? How about Scrooge to become the next Treasurer?

'My name is Tarzan': Man's hairy night out in Gladstone

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

“He was swaying on his feet and both refused to tell police names."

Python sunk fangs into man's penis as he sat on the toilet

He tried desperately to break free from the 11 foot creature

Couple's embrace stumps the internet

The explanation lies in the colours of the man's shorts.

The photo has been viewed over 1.6 million times

Mooloolaba man happy to donate sperm to Coast couple

A senior science adviser has warned that plans to allow the creation of so-called “three-parent” in vitro fertilisation (IVF) babies as early as next year are premature because of unresolved safety concerns about the future health of the children.

Couple turns to Facebook after six rounds of IVF

Barnaby Joyce: I'm becoming Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter

Depp was forced to apologise for bringing dogs into the country

Kim and Kanye's bodyguard hits back

Kim and Kanye's bodyguard wants backpay for his silence

Book Review: A window into brutal world of double standards

Ensaf Haidar has written a moving account of her husband’s imprisonment in Saudi Arabia. You can follow the author on Twitter @miss9afi.

IT BEGINS as a love story, but there is no happy ending yet for Raif

Book review: A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester

Get to know the wonderful character that is Evelyn Lockhart

Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber expecting second child

Teresa Palmer is pregnant with her second child.

Former Glee star indicted for child porn possession

Mark Salling has been indicted on child pornography charges

Nurses ranked as most honest, ethical profession

CARING PROFESSION: Jo Hiscock talks about the kind nature of nurses and how it is a rewarding career.

Nurses were voted the most ethical and honest profession

Small businesses get behind tax cuts for big corporations

SMEs are in favour of tax cuts for larger corporations

Windows auto updates could cost users hundreds of dollars

IT expert says upgrade impacts 400 million people world wide

JOBS BONANZA: Hundreds flood farm jobs website overnight

Jedaco Berries has a handful of the 6000 jobs ripe for the picking on strawberry farms this season.

6000 jobs for locals as campaign for farm workers heats up

Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son

Advertising Standards Authority orders offensive ad to be removed

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