EDITORIAL: I am so blaming the blame shifters

LIKE most elected officials around the world, I am going to adopt blame shifting as my modus operandi.

Neil Finn to headline Bluesfest

Neil Finn, of Crowded House fame, will play in Byron Bay with his wife Sharon and their band The Pyjama Club on June 11.

DON'T dream, it's not over, Neil Finn to hit the stage

Beware market forces in solving affordable housing crisis

HOME BOY: Byron Shire Councillor Paul Spooner is pushing for more affordable and social housing.

Councillor warns market will not solve affordable housing crisis

Byron woman should be jailed for eight years: Prosecutors

Australian Sara Connor and her British boyfriend David Taylor  (AAP Image/Johannes Christo)

Prosecutors stopped well short of recommending the maximum 12 years

World champion surfer's shark repellent solution

Dual world champion surfer Tom Carroll is surfing Lennox Head this week to educate local wave-riders about potential shark repelling devices.

Surfboard device to benefit sharks and surfers

Bluesfest director: Nobody knows why Neil Young cancelled on us

Neil Young  (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Director of Bluesfest seemingly throws some shade at Neil Young

Pacific Hwy fully reopens after truck inferno

Emergency services cleaning up the remains of a truck fire that erupted on the Pacific Hwy northbound near Watsons Ln. February 20, 2017.

Pacific Highway fully reopen after truck fire

'I didn't even know what a mum was': Celeb on Byron cult

Former The Bachelor Australia contestant Keira Maguire.

Keira Maguire reveals her past to I'm A Celebrity camp mate

The story behind that amazing fire fighter photo

Lennox Head RFS member Doug Langdon â€" Volunteer Member

"I think it was just one of those lucky moment photos."

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with our brave firies

Lennox Head Fire Station posted this photo early Friday afternoon.

VIDEO: Look to Sunday as blaze expands with dangerous conditions.

It's official: Petrol price rip-off worst in years

Australia is facing some of its highest petrol prices.

Brisbane retail prices the highest of the large five cities

Mazda recalls yet another vehicle...

The Mazda BT-50, sold between October 21, 2011, and December 3, 2012, are being recalled.

The Mazda BT-50 has now been recalled.

Mobile World Congress: What can we expect this year?

Rising smartphone maker Oppo has teased announcement of new camera

Nikon KeyMission review: Shooting 360 no walk in park

Nikon KeyMission 170 - the easiest of the range to use.

The biggest problem initially is keeping yourself out of the shot

One Nation leader hits cafe after Pauline Hanson fans attack

One Nation Qld leader Steve Dickson and Nicklin candidate Steven Ford visit Endless Time cafe.

Pauline Hanson's Qld leader meets with cafe after weekend of abuse

Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models recalled

The Mazda2 (DE) models are being recalled.

More than 120,000 Mazdas are being recalled due to seat issues.

Lismore man accused of child pornography with girl, 12

POLICE seized thousands of images when they raided his home.

Owners vow revenge after five cats killed 'for sport'

DEVASTATING: Snuffy the cat was killed by a suspected pair of stray dogs.

"One of the things that haunts me is hearing the attack take place”

Investigation launched into Coffs city centre confrontation

CENTRE TROUBLE: Police were called to a confrontation on Harbour Dr in Coffs Harbour's city centre on Wednesday, February 22.

Teenagers were shouting and kicked a police car

NABBED: ninja stars, credit card knives, machetes in Lismore

Richmond Local Area Command officers and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Anti-Gangs Squad seized more than 70 prohibited weapons in Lismore in a joint-operation. February 21, 2017.

Joint police strike force pounces on illegal weapons in NR

Couple lucky to be alive after Yamba boat crash

SURVIVORS: Ron and Carol Clark are recovering after their boat was shipwrecked off Lover's Point at Yamba.

"(The waves) just picked the boat up like it was a toy"

Another victory in our on-going ice battle

DRUG BUST: Detective Acting Inspector Bernadette Ingram provided details into an ice bust in Woodburn during a press conference.

More arrests a possibility as investigations continue

Rescue of woman from rock pool sparks warning

A woman was rescued from near the Sawtell rock pool on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Rescue off the rocks prompts a public warning.

Family of epilepsy teen welcome sale of marijuana

POSITIVE STEP: Greg, Lachlan and Rhonda Miles hope that Lachlan's part in the compassionate access scheme will help his condition.

The family welcomed the sale of medicinal marijuana

Inside one of Australia's most secretive organisations

A mental health crisis in the Australian Federal Police has been exposed. Picture: AAP /Julian Smith.

Rare insight into the the Australian Federal Police

New technology reduces power bill by 92% but there's a catch

Nick Pfitzner standing alongside his home solar system

New technology saves Sydney family thousands on their power bill

Dick Smith blames housing price hike on immigration

(DON'T USE) Wealthy businessman Dick Smith has blamed the housing price spike on "ridiculous immigration during an appearance on Sky News.

Smith causes controversy by linking immigration to housing prices

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Want free stuff from Aldi? Here's how

Aldi is looking for product samplers.

FINALLY, the wait is over.

Medicinal cannabis given the green light

GREEN LIGHT: The Federal Government has granted sales of medicinal cannabis.

Faster and easier access to medical cannabis granted

Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s views on Islam are misguided

Brisbane Muslim writer Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Islam discriminates against women in so many ways.

Family of murdered mum vow to find her killer

 Karen Ristevski

Chilling case has left police with more questions than answers

NASA expoplanet discovery: Red dwarf worlds

Discovery sparks the question: are we the alien freaks

Does pineapple really belong on pizza?

Iceland’s President sparks a global showdown on pineapple pizza

'Even my son is scared of me'

Shadot Hossain is thought to suffer from neurofibromatosis, causing tumours to grow along his nerves, according to The Sun.

Man covered in tumours says even his son is scared of him

Man became a quadriplegic after swallowing a chicken bone

Shane became a quadriplegic after he swallowed a chicken bone one night.

They said: ‘He’s not going to make it through the night’

The family dog that nearly died from ice overdose

Stewart Morrison with his dog, Nellie, who nearly died from a drug overdose.

Sunshine Coast vet warns drugs new threat for pets

French waitress shows Aussies how to wrangle a goanna

The Australian native was no match for the brave waitress.

French waitress was taking no guff from an invading goanna

Fish measure up for bub after family reels 'em in

Kullen Fuchs measuring his family's catch.

Family of fisherman lands nannygai gold

CAUGHT: Naked men, clothed women cool off in other's pools

Three men were spotted on CCTV swimming naked in a resident's pool

Three men looking to cool off got their kit off

Pauline Hanson supporters attack innocent cafe owner

UNHAPPY: Paul Smart from the Endless Time Cafe in Nambour has been copping online abuse after the One Nation press conference was asked to move away by C-Square management.

'You guys can all go to hell': Coast cafe grilled after Hanson visit

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

FOX Sports' new 24/7 rugby league channel is the answer to NRL fans' prayers but for league legend Justin Hodges it is another opportunity to challenge himself.

Furious Price wants to quit I'm a Celeb after clash with Keira

Steve Price has threatened to quit the jungle.

Will camp ration clash with Keira cause Steve to call it quits?

Novel with lots of heart

The romance in A Quiet Kind of Thunder was only one of the joys of the book.

Book proves to be a gem with layers

Bliss N Eso announce tribute show for stuntman

Bliss N Eso will play a tribute show at Coolangatta in honour of Johann Ofner. The stuntman died during the filming of the group's Friend Like You film clip earlier this year.

BLISS N Eso to play tribute show to raise funds for killed stuntman

MOVIE REVIEW: Trainspotting sequel as good as original

Ewen Bremner in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

Director Danny Boyle proves sequels can be done well.

How Karl Stefanovic's wife, kids found out about girlfriend

Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough after their day on Sydney Harbour. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Pictures splashed across tabloid were shock to family

WATCH: Toowoomba opera hopeful's incredible voice

Kaitlyn Orange attends Opera Queensland auditions at Empire Theatres for Opera at Jimbour, Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Opera hopefuls vie for parts in performance at Jimbour House