LETTER: Skatepark victim of its own success

HANGING: Maclean High School Year 8 student Finn O'Neill gets vertical on the half pipe at the Yamba skate park.

Popular skatepark overcrowded and dangerous

Rivers returns to the Clarence

READY FOR BUSINESS: Rivers Grafton store manager Hannah Donnelly is excited to welcome customers into their new concept store at Grafton Shoppingworld.

New concept store focused on service

Superman back to defend title

Superman crosses the finish line after a new record setting run to claim their third Grafton Bridge to Bridge title in a row.  Photo Matthew Elkerton / Daily Examiner

Powerboat crew ready to race for fourth consecutive Bridge to Bridge

WED Sep 28: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

NOT too much movement on the Kick the Kilos leaderboard in the past 24 hours as far as rankings go, but some great kilometres being racked up int he regions.

Four simple ways to spring-clean your diet

Your mum was right: Eat your vegetables

TUES Sept 27: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

young fitness woman runner running on sunrise road

AND Tweed is back in the game.

MON Sep 26: Kick the kilos leaderboard

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

ALL groups are stacking on the kilometres and kicking the kilos.

The perfect breakfast for losing weight

This breakfast tastes so good you won't even notice it's healthy

Get fit for summer with Sally: Workout #3

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

Week three of our twelve part series is sure to whip you into shape

FRI Sep 23: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Kick the kilos dinkus

BUNDY has taken second place on the per capita table.

Dark horse for Mayor as main contenders lack support

Who will be the next mayor of the Clarence Valley?

Leading mayoral contenders might lack support.

Ousted councillor fights for her final project

SUE HUGHES: Describes herself as a true Clarence Valley girl with interest in community groups all around the region. She says the last council was forced to make tough decisions and over the next four to five years council will need some experience people.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Sue Hughes is fighting from the political grave

Councillor reaction from election result

YOU'RE WELCOME: Newly re-elected councillors, Jim Simmons, left and Andrew Baker, right, welcome newly elected councillor Debrah Novak to the fold outside the council chambers in Grafton after the results of the election were announced on Friday.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Rates rise will be front of mind for the new council

Councillors promise to stop rates increase. Question is how?

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Becoming financially viable will not be an easy task

Nine new councillors face big challenge

Re-elected councillors Jim Simmons (left) and Andrew Baker welcome new councillor Debrah Novak on board.

Official results of Clarence Valley Council election announced

REVEALED: The visions of our elected councillors

The successful candidates from the 2016 Clarence Valley Council election were announced on Friday, 16th of September, 2016.

Here are the election promises of the nine successful candidates

Bennett wants a cure for Kane

"I was shocked and just immediately started thinking of ways I could help him."

Lower Clarence Quota craft fair a cut above

A CUT ABOVE: Jan Armstrong in her studio doing linocut prints will be exhibiting at the annual Quota Craft Fair.

Annual craft fair to be held this weekend

The longest ride to Copmanhurst campdraft

HERDING: Ben Thompson competing at the Copmanhurst Campdraft.

It was a full cross country, cross river expedition for 400 cattle

Littlest rider wins most hearts on big poker ride

TINY BIKER: Four-and-a-half year-old chihuahua Digga turned plenty of heads at the Hotel Five after completing the Clarence Coast Riders Poker Run.

Digga turns heads on bikers' big Clarence poker ride

VIDEO: Zombie Walk to unite community in mental health fight

Young people are coming together for a Zombie Walk for youth mental health on October 8.

Youth comes together to combat mental health and help each other

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Palmers Island mixes old and new for 150th birthday

With a dinner, a march and a festival, it will be a big weekend of celebrating as Palmers Island Public School reaches 150 years old.

Family fights to stop more deaths from rare disease

A charity gold day will be held in honour of Camiras Paul McMahon who died of amyloidosis on November 4 last year.Photo: Contributed

The life-threatening condition you've probably never heard of

'How gorillas changed my life'

Annette Henderson lived and worked with gorillas in the African jungle for more than a year and has written a book about her amazing experience.

Author shares her unbelieveable tale of life deep in the jungle

Look out ladies, it's time to man up for Mr Jacaranda 2016

MANNING UP: Tyson Keating, Dain Payne, Connor Tarrant are three of the men putting their hat in the ring for Heidi Madsen's Mr Jacaranda fundraiser.

More men wanted for Jacaranda Festival fundraiser

Chamber think-tank to target empty CBD shops

The Grafton Chamber of Commerce has identified the large number of vacant shops in Prince St as an issue a think it is forming next month can tackle.

Grafton's vacant shops in the sights of business group.

Clarence Valley property prices go through the roof

Buyers are hungry to sink their teeth into the Clarence Valley

Fishing restructure a 'shambles'

Training day leaves co-op GM angry and frustrated

Decision to close Grafton branch of HCF was 'difficult'

DOORS CLOSING: The HCF branch in Grafton will closes its doors for the last time on October 13 at 3pm.

Office closure in Grafton was a "difficult decision" says HCF.

Local agents star at awards

WINNERS: Ray White Yamba realtors Lee Johns, Carolyn and Jim Kelly, Courtney Smith and Daniel Kelly at the Ray White NSW awards night in Sydney.

A big night for local Ray White offices

Call for business interest for new jail

The land that is destined to house the new jail at Lavadia in the Pillar Vallley.

Local businesses asked to register their interest in jail project.

2016 Copmanhurst Campdraft

Eddy Maxwell riding Spook is competing in the Copmanhurst Campdraft on Sunday, 25th September, 2016.

The Copmanhurst Campdraft was held on Sunday, 25th of September, 2016.

NSW Open Regional Qualifier

Lindsay Ross is competing in the NSW OPEN Regional Golf Qualifier at the Grafton Golf course on Sunday, 25th September, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

All the action from the NSW Open Golf Championships regional qualifying event held...

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Cakes decorated and baked by you for your family, friends and customers.

Second Hand Saturday

Second Hand Saturday map of South Grafton with listed garage sales.

Maps of all the garage sales in the Clarence Valley taking part in Second Hand...

Second Hand Saturday

Second Hand Saturday map of South Grafton with listed garage sales.

Maps of the Clarence Valley with listed Second Hand Saturday garage sales.

Largest Public Skatepark in the USA

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Spring Skatepark in Houston, Texas, which opened on August 14, 2014, is the largest...

Katy Perry Votes Naked

Campaign to encourage people to vote.

Katy Perry releases video to encourage people to vote in coming election.

Max Walker Dies

Former Australian cricketer dies at 68.

Cricket Legend and Commentator dies at 68.

Puppy’s ruff trot as besotted pig’s sexy moves become a boar

Love is great for Nigella.

Meet Nigella the pig and Sebastian the eight-month-old great Dane.

'Most magical zippys ever': Bonds' Disney onesies on the way

The onesies will be available in a series Mickey and Minnie prints

These caramelised carrots are a winner at the dinner table

Get your Carrot Carnival Mix seeds with the paper today.

BOILED, roasted or raw, the carrot is a household favourite.

World’s first baby born using new ‘three-parent’ technique

The birth of a baby using a new ‘three-parent baby’ technique in Mexico could speed the creation of a similar child in the UK New Hope Fertility Centre

‘Hopefully, this will tame the more zealous critics...'

Injuries during childbirth still common for Aussie women

62% of Aussie women were still experiencing symptoms more than one year after birth.

Childbirth still isn't perfectly safe, a Medibank study reminds us

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

MYSTERY: This old photograph, discovered in a frame bought at a garage sale, has local history buffs curious about the family's identity.

Photograph accidentally bought in garage sale

Katy Perry gets naked to encourage people to vote

Katy Perry in Funny Or Die sketch

Katy Perry has stripped naked for a comedy video

Jogging Tom Hanks crashes wedding in Central Park

Tom Hanks stopped for a selfie with this bride and groom

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

NEW HOME: Agents to the rescue for family of nine

RELIEF: Tanya Cone (middle) with her kids and McKimm's Real Estate property managers Regan Firth and Nadine Greenhalgh who helped find her family a home.

DEX article prompts property managers to help family find new home

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.

Mining contract firm expands to Papua New Guinea and WA

CQ Field Mining general manager Dean Scott (right) and his staff at Paget (from left) Danny Chrzanowski, Liam Keighran, Jason Holt, Julie Hope, Kirsty Head, Sara Aston and Sharon McLean.

Almost 100 applicants as expansion opens new job opportunities

Female only job listing rubs men up the wrong way

The ad on Seek.

Comments on social media suggest the ad is "sexist”.

Go to jail ... if you want a job

Prisons around New South Wales require hundreds more officers.

More than 1400 positions to be created

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

North Coast's one-stop shop for jobs

"Combined agencies have access to about 10,000 jobseekers"

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

Infiniti QX30 all-wheel-drive SUV road test and review

ALL-PAW PREMIUM: Why be a sheep? If you fancy a premium all-wheel-drive small SUV alternative to your Germans, Infiniti offers its attractive QX30. But should you buy one?

Stylish crossover a break from the norm

All-new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV road test and review

Volkswagen’s long-awaited Tiguan SUV update is bigger, bolder and blingier than its predecessor

All-new mid-size SUV ready to boost VW sales

Holden reveals all-new Equinox SUV is Australia bound

COMING SOON: Chevrolet reveals its global Equinox SUV model and Holden quickly confirms we'll be seeing it in Australia in 2017.

2017 arrival for Captiva replacement

WATCH: How to get a council to fix your road

New South Wales farmer Kate Broughton standing on a road that use to be able to handle a school bus but is barely used these days due to the condition of the road and lack of maintenance and repair.

Farming family uses video submission to get council to fix road

Born to be a mechanic: My first word was 'car'

Nathan Bell looks over a car at this business West Yamba Automotive.

Here's our top ten mechanics in the Clarence Valley as voted by you.

Woman asks if it's wrong to sleep naked with teen son

The question quickly racked up more than 500,000 viewers

OPINION: How do you get your child to sleep?

No honestly, I am asking this question - how do you?

When the kids are too well versed in how to outsmart you

Bruce Devereaux is in trouble with his long suffering wife yet again

Mother aborts 'mermaid foetus'

The baby had developed a "tail"-like growth in place of its two legs

Why this baby was renamed after three months

After three months of hearing people mispronounce their daughter's name, one couple decided something had to change.

Would you change your baby's name after three months?