It's time to bring out the winter woolies

Grafton's Clarence St shrouded in fog this morning. Photo was taken slightly after 8am.Photo Matthew McInerney / Daily Examiner

Cooler overnight temperatures here to stay

Pair paddles 60km to highlight depression

DETERMINED: Will Brighton and Todd Ives in Yamba during their 60km paddle from Woody Head to Wooli.

Will Brighton and Todd Ives share rewarding experience on the water

OPINION: Fire brings out best in community

Columnist Will Elrick recalls the tragedy of their house fire.

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Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

IT’S a battle Australian dairy farmers have been fighting for five years and with little sign of relief ahead, Aaron Clews says it’s time to take action.

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

" they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

Website to tackle suicide as Mendoza pleads for funds

A graph showing suicide rates of electorates.

Graph shows the regions alarming suicide statistics

Services falling short in country regions

There is a desperate need for more mental health resources.

Netflix internet speed test: How do you rate?

Highway 66: the speed at the Sunshine Coast Daily office.

New site allows Australians to test their mobile or broadband speed

MP says Fair Go for the regions campaign is important

Dr Christian Rowan

Coalition MP throws his support behind Fair Go for the Regions

Clumsy tax grab shows Turnbull out of touch

The waterfront family home of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Point Piper in Sydney.

Surely the Coalition has much bigger fish to fry with taxation

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HSV's LS3 V8 final editions

2016 HSV ClubSport R8 and Maloo R8 SV Black. Photo: Contribution

HSV's LS3-powered ClubSport R8 and Maloo R8 SV Black, ClubSport R8 Track Edition...

Tour de Woodford socials

Phil McClure is at the annual Maclean Rotary Tour de Woodford Cycle Classic at Brushgrove on Sunday, 22nd May, 2016.

The 8th annual Maclean Rotary Tour de Woodford Cycle Classic at Brushgrove on...

Katrina Olsson book talk

Katrina Olsson talks about her book Boy, Lost at Irons and Craig in Yamba.

Author Katrina Olsson talks about her book Boy, Lost at Irons and Craig in Yamba on...

Junior Rugby League - Ghosts

Grafton Ghosts Under 15s Zac Cotton goes over the top of a tackle after helping take out a Ballina player.

Grafton Ghosts and Ballina Seagulls in action in the Group One Junior Rugby League...

Australian cave diving is regulated

Cave diving.

Cavern diving an exciting adventure

FISHING: Breakwall proving just as handy as the boat

NOW YOU SEE ME: Can you spot the flathead on the floor of the ocean at Iluka. Local fish lover Skye Matthaei got a quick snap of this bloke before he disappeared back into the ocean floor. Skye told the DEX there have been plenty of these concealed creatures swimming through the waters at Iluka recently.

Schools of pelagics swamp the river mouth for big hauls

Noel a shucker for oysters for 40 years

Noel Baggaley at his oyster lease on the Brunswick River. PHOTO: KATE O’NEILL

Long-time local oyster grower Noel Baggaley shares his story.

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

How clean eating transformed incredible shrinking woman

AFTER: Mariah Tonkin has lost almost 60kg.

Clean eating wins the day for Hillcrest’s Mariah Tonkin

LETTER: Bloody blades pose danger for national treasure

A young white breasted sea eagle soaring along at Broadwater beach.

These eagles are in danger and for many of them it is too late.

Couple sell house to adventure around Australia

Warana residents Les and Allana Townsend are selling their home and plan to travel around Australia

Couple embracing the ‘grey nomad’ life

Eight dumped pups have found new homes

Eight labrador pups from the same litter have found homes after being dumped on a random doorstep.

Pus dumped on a doorstep find homes

GALLERY: Beef Week babes grace the fashion catwalk

THE Northern Star is a proud sponsor of the Casino Beef Week Fashion Parade and this year's 2016 event held at the Casino RSM was a sold out success. Local businesses and community came together to showcase fashion, music and entertainment. Up and coming fashion designers along with Casino fashion houses featured a wide range of winter clothing and accessories modelled by locals with professional hair and makeup artists adding to the glamour of the night. Performances by the talented young dancers and singers ensured the 600 guests revelled in community spirit and fashionable fun.

The lingerie section wasn't quite what the guys had in mind

Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce tour Rockhampton sweet potato farm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visit a...

Men's Shed possum boxes

(back l-r) David Abrahams, Frank heppell, Warren Moss, Kevin Wtkins and (front) Darcy Knight with some of the possum boxes the Grafton Men's Shed are making for the new highway construction.

Grafton Men's Shed members have made 65 possum boxes for Eco Logical Australia to...

Schools rally behind Gonski

Staff from Grafton Public and High School, Westlawn Public School and Induna School joined community members at Grafton Public School to hear from the President of the Australian Education Union Correna Haythrope talk about Gonski.

Teachers, principals and community members met at Grafton Public School this...

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest