VIDEO: Meet the Candidates in Maclean

KAREN TOMS: Says being a councillor for eight years has been a tough gig. She is worried about council's debt and financial sustainability. As a councillor she says she approaches spending with the thought, what if it was my money.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

What do the council candidates stand for?

Strange Politics: Roald’s darling makes for an ale tale fail

Pauline Hanson demonstrates how to use a squat toilet at Tanby Point, Emu Park.

'Just consider these wonderful lines from the book'

Acquittal on five DV-related charges

Grafton CourthousePhoto Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Jury finds defendent not guilty after three day trial







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OPINION: What to look for in council candidates

Craig Howe

Not sure what you're looking for? Here is some help

LETTER: Gallery funding cuts an outrage

Some of the work in the Still Life: Coffs Harbour Gallery collection exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

Council accused of misjudging importance of cultural assets

6 things you need to know to be a good councillor

Retiring deputy mayor Craig Howe has found six attributes people standing for the council elections in September will need to have.

Want to be an effective councillor? You'll need these attributes.

Meet the candidates in Maclean

Ian Tiley of Maclean, finished his Doctorate of Philosophy. Photo: Adam Hourigan/The Daily Examiner

Former mayor Ian Tiley will host meet the candidates forum

LETTER: Time to scrap the Upper v Lower divide

Debrah Novak

Candidate claims reference to upper or lower river is divisive

Councillors slam 'ambush' accusations

Karen Toms and Andrew Baker have denied claims they ambushed a fellow councillor's move to have a Yamba sporting field named after Wallaby star Kane Douglas.

Councillors deny ambush in Kane Douglas field vote

Blacks celebrate 10 years with butchery

One of the most successful stores in Shoppingworld celebreates 10 years in business today.

There's no doubt Grafton Public's got talent

MAKING A BIG NOISE: Class 4JD show off their African drumming skills during the Grafton Public School Gala Concert at the Saraton Theatre.

Students wow audience at Saraton Theatre

Grafton's oldest resident set to tick another milestone

Winifred, or Win, Jefferies is celebrating more than a century of life in the Clarence Valley for her 104th birthday on Wednesday, August 24.

104th birthday celebrations begin for Winifred

Rare world music event in Grafton this weekend

CLASSICAL: Shivam Rath will bring his world of music to Grafton on Saturday.

Shivam Rath to deliver Indo-classical music experience

Clarence Valley Aboriginal Men's Group to fire up the barbie

WHAT'S COOKING: Warruwi Gambilng Help project worker Harry Beckers and Clarence Valley Aboriginal Men's Group coordinator Ron Gorman with the new barbecue trailer.

NSW Government grant to help men's group continue the conversation.

125 YEARS: School seeks out past teachers and students

Tucabia Public School Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Milestone to be celebrated on August 27

Hope on horizon for Grafton's GP shortage

Countless hurdles to jump through to get new doctors: clinic manager

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World of textiles on display

An exhibition of items from private collections of traditional textiles is on display at the Old Kirk Gallery at Yamba Museum.

9 things to do this weekend

Big River Rockers Kay Fisher, Janeen Roberts, Brian Brooks and Paul Jones get in some dancing before the club's 17th birthday on August 6.

Museums, markets and more

John Williamson winding up for another Gympie Muster

John Williamson is bringing some new songs and artists to this year's Muster.

John Williamson is back and ready to put on his best show ever

Our most complained-about businesses

Who has made NSW's first business complaints register?

Mega-sized blueberry farm near Waterview Heights planned

The region is slated to become home to a major blueberry farm.

Local blueberry farming is about to go multi-national.

STRUGGLE STREET: There's an empty feeling in Prince St

A high number of shop vacancies in Prince St is a worrying trend in Grafton's CBD.

One block, nine empty shops in Grafton CBD

Complaints on rise as NSW consumers stand up for rights

NSW Fair Trading received 51,221 complaints in 2015/16

$10b Ausgrid sale rejection 'right thing to do': Hogan

SHOCK VALUE: The State Government's 'poles and wires' sale to fund NSW infrastructure projects won't be affected by the Federal Treasurers decision to block the $10 billion Ausgrid sale to an Asian venture.

Page MP says Chinese investment knockback should not be politicised.

Business takes out top honours at awards night

Maclean BCU's Lorraine Dobbin, Cathy Beamer, Emma Marchs and Maddi Cameron-Clarke celebrate their award for best performing store.

Branch recognised for great customer service to the community.

Camp Quality at Wooli

ON THE HIGH SEAS: Wooli Deep Sea Fishing Tours out on the water with the kids of Camp Quality.

Camp Quality is celebrating 10 years of fun at Wooli.

North Coast Shield at Raymond Laurie Sports Centre

SHOOT TIME: Yamba Trawlers under 16s player Karie Binge sets up for a perimeter shot.

Yamba Trawlers had a mixed bag of results as the North Coast Shield touched down at...

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV is one of the most eagerly awaited cameras.

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Lawrence meet the candidates

DEBRAH NOVAK: Is running for council inspired by bringing up her three children in the Clarence Valley. As a councillor she is opposed to any rate rises above the 1.8% rate pegging limit unless it can be proved to be a last resort. She wants council to return to a back to basics model of service delivery.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Clarence Valley election candidates first public outing at the Lawrence Golf...

Rio in pictures: 17 incredible moments from the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Fireworks explode over Maracana stadium with the Mangueira 'favela' community in the foreground during opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games commenced tonight at the iconic stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

These 17 images from Getty capture the true spirit of the Olympics, the joy, the...

Rio 2016 Aussie gold

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06:  Gold medalist Mack Horton of Australia poses during the medal ceremony for the Final of the Men's 400m Freestyle on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Australia won eight gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Daffodil Day

A local family talks about how cancer affected them and why they take part in...

10 undemanding indoor plants to have in your house or office

A cactus is the perfect go-to plant for people with the blackest thumbs.

Give yourself a green boost with easy-to-care-for indoor plants

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Scientists debunk a key theory of evolution

Pseudomyrmex ants live in and protect acacia plants Alexandra Westrich, The Field Museum

Red Queen Hypothesis did not seem to work

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

John Krasinski has better sex now he's in good shape

John Krasinski says there's at least one good reason to get jacked

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

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,”

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

Business

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

Boss tells worker: Show me proof grandma died

"Show me proof grandma died."

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

Mazda6 Touring road test and review

RUNOUT SPECIALS: With a new model fast approaching, the outgoing Mazda6 should be available at a very appealing price.

Stellar mid-size class of 2016

Mini Cooper S Convertible road test and review

APPEALING DROP: Mini Cooper S Convertible cheaper and more economical, and still delights with its fun nature and excellent handling

New Mini Convertible cheaper and more economical

DASHCAM: Scooter rider learns painful lesson in wet

'BMW and scooter both made a stupid lane change without warning'

DASHCAM: Truck sends car spinning during merge madness

Dashcam captures dramatic collision.

A small sedan has terrifying crash with a truck on Brisbane onramp.

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?

'It felt like she'd spent the previous 9 years lining me up for this sting'

DADDY BLOGGER: Bruce Devereaux is a father of seven.

Daddy blogger Bruce Deveraux and the latest escapades of his family

Mum fights for baby's life after rare diagnosis

FIGHTING HARD: Kristy Iles with her son Elliot Paul Silveri shortly after he was born.

What will one Rockhampton mother do to save her baby?