Huge cannabis crop found in Bundjalung National Park

A CANNABIS crop worth more than $8 million has been uncovered in the Bundjalung National Park, north of Woody Head.

New cells for NSW’s overcrowded prisons

was at day six of the Grafton jail community picket line. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

No concrete timeline for Grafton prisoner influx

'Full investigation' into storm damage at Lismore hospital

EVACUATIONS: Emergency services enter Lismore Base Hospital where scaffolding collapsed during a wild storm yesterday afternoon.

WorkCover will arrive at the hospital today to assess the site.

Pickers not paid for fruits of labour

Blueberry pickers at Iqbal Gill's farm in Middle Boambee Photo: Trevor Veale/The Coffs Coast Advocate.

Sandy Beach blueberry farm operators to repay outstanding wages

Students leave their legacy using cans of spray paint

PICTURE PERFECT: Street art workshop tutor Kade Valja demonstrates techniques to South Grafton High students.

High school students leave their mark by spray-painting a mural

Plastic-free shopping? Yamba’s got it in the bag

BAGS A BAG: Gina Lopez (front) and Yamba business operators show off the new version of the EcoBag.

Yamba bussinesses are making an effort to reduce plastic footprint

Westlawn win in the wet

MOVING FORWARD: Westlawn batsman Simon Wilson gets forward to a delivery in Westlawn’s first victory of the season against GDSC Easts.

Morning showers not enough to stop Westlawn

Sharks ‘not deterring our visitors’

NOT DETERRED: The latest survey of tourism operators by the North Coast Destination Network indicates tourism hasn't been negatively impacted by recent shark sightings and attacks.

Survey shows sharks aren’t stopping tourists from enjoying o beaches

Ghosts lose their points machine

Matt Muller kicks the winning penalty goal from 42 metres out to win the 2014 First Grade Group 2 premiership for the Grafton Ghosts against the Coffs Comets.

Doctors deliver shock verdict

There’s no stopping as traffic control gets green light

WORK AHEAD: Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis directing traffic with CHS traffic control trainees.

NSW Government provided funds to help subsidise traffic control

Families seeking to rent face trouble with bills

Rent in the Clarence Valley is so expensive renters can't keep up

Clarence coast plays vital role in Australian surf history

AWARD-WINNER: Author Andrew Crockett with his SwitchFoot trilogy. The final book in the series has just been released.

Andrew Crockett launches his final surf history book in Sydney

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Is truth about Islam being whitewashed in Australia?

Former SAS commander calls for honest debate about Islam, terrorism

Toowoomba teen in Syria talks on Paris terror attacks

Oliver Bridgeman Photo Contributed

Everyone is shocked and the media is going crazy (about Paris)

DATING: There’s a smorgasbord of stereotypes to test

Paul Hogan.

What stereotypes we apply to the opposite sex from exotic places?

OPINION: Face the truth or we remain virtual liars

I’m a happy, insightful, witty, amazing bloke.. but only on Facebook

OPINION: Cop it sweet, it’s character-building

Eagles have different ways of teaching their young. This sea eagle fishing lesson is less challenging than flying lessons for some varieties.

Challenges. Where would we be without them?

Treachery inside the Monkey Pod

MONKEY BUSINESS: Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott with members of the Monkey Pod, who confusingly look a lot like chimpanzees.

Inside Tony Abbott Resistance Army

Lismore’s Jacks Bar licensee banned for six months

THE licensee of Lismore’s Jacks Bar at the Met has been banned from working in any NSW licensed venue for six months.

Supercell storm smashed Lismore Base Hospital

Emergency services at the Lismore Base Hospital where scaffolding collapsed during a storm. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Supercell storm smashed Lismore Base Hospital

Search for woman who assisted injured in serious crash

POLICE SEARCH: A woman who stopped to help assist at a car crash in Wardell at the end of October is being sought after by police.

Search for couple who gave assistance at crash.

Police issue waterhole warning for the Northern Rivers

Enjoying Three Paddy's Waterhole are Emil Olsen, Conner Grisdale, Jess Clancy and Elin Ljunger.

Many people have died while swimming at the idyllic locations

Nutella refuses to give girl named Isis a personalised jar

'This negative publicity of such a beautiful name needs to stop now'

Court up in lengthy delays

NSW courts are suffocating

NSW prisons operating at 112%

Overcrowding cited as cause of higher reoffending rates

Indonesia: a vision of a peaceful post-Islamofascist world

The caliphate’s intellectual underpinnings have become clear

Concerns about impact of safety net cuts on rural patients

NOT HEALTHY: Senator Nick Xenophon.

Senator says Safety Net bill a blatant financial bill, not health reform

Turnbull says UN climate talks 'not the end of the journey'

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pays a tribute to the victims of Paris' terrorist attacks in front of the Bataclan concert hall in paris on November 29, 2015 in Paris. Malcolm Turnbull is in Paris to take part in the UN conference on climate change (COP21). AFP PHOTO / MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE

Environment Minister says a deal will be reached, even if not 'perfect'

Call to reject change on penalty pay rates

CUT IT OUT: ACTU President Ged Kearney has called on the government to rule out cutting penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers.

Inquiry into workplace relations due to the government this week

McCulkin murders case adjourned following legal issues

Barbara McCulkin

Committal hearing adjourned until tomorrow

Knifing Abbott? Media has to shake it off, says Treasurer

Treasurer Scott Morrison channels Taylor Swift.

Julie Bishop said to be part of call between Morrison and Turnbull

Riot police fire tear gas on Paris climate change protest

Protesters defy ban after Paris attacks which killed 130 people

Obama calls on Turkey to shut down border with Syria

Barack Obama

Complete closure of border would be a serious blow to Isis

Too many girls 'cramming their heads with facts': Teacher

Girls happier when they were just getting married, says educator

Rockhampton lawyer pleads guilty after swearing in court

HIGH-PROFILE criminal lawyer Doug Winning leaving Rockhampton Court.

The high-profile criminal lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday

Models washed 30 cars in 3 hours at bikini carwash

Zara Warrington of SunKISSED Girls soaks up the work.

Hundreds attend bikini carwash combined with classic car display

Man's attempt to kill spider mistaken for domestic dispute

A large hairy spider.

Police respond after man heard screaming "I'm going to kill you"

Water-filled condom craze sweeping the internet

Participants urged to practice water-filled craze with safety

Schoolies: Look mum, my burnt bum is on the news

Cairns teenager sat in fountain waiting for ambulance

Phuc Dat Bich was a hoax - but what is his real name?

The man who wanted the world to believe he was Phuc Dat Bich. Photo / Facebook

Both posts have since been removed, adding to the mystery

Kate Winslet has no computer

Kate Winslet doesn't own a computer and restricts her kids' use.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's arguments are 'absurd'

Jolie and Pitt have 'absurd' arguments every now and then

Fans dress up as their favourite heroes at Supanova

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter) speaks at a live panel for fans.

POP culture fans flocked to Brisbane to meet stars of film and TV.

Coco and Ice-T welcome baby girl

Coco Austin and Ice-T have welcomed their first child together

James McAvoy to 'punch' useless parents

McAvoy wants to "punch" parents who let their children misbehave.

OMG! This is the Taylor Swift effect on Kiwi waiters

This is what happens when Taylor Swift walks into your restaurant.

WIN: How Christmas would work if Aussies had invented it

Christmas Tree, photo Flickr

There's plenty about Christmas we'd rather not import

Naughty Boy used to taxi his mum's food to work

Naughty Boy's homemade meals are special to him

Not so perfect wedding for this Gladstone bride

Rick and Suzie Wood married on September 13 at Canoe Point. Suzie said they had always wanted a small wedding and they both love the beach. And while it was a perfect moment, not everything went according to plan. Credit: Kaptured by Kellie Shepherd

Suzie Wood's 'perfect' day was almost a disaster

BILL SHOCK: 62% of households report increased power bills

Switch off your appliances at the wall if you're heading away from home these holidays.

POLL: Have you experienced a shock on your power bill?

Be sure to read the fine print in Turnbull’s economic update

Treasurer Scott Morrison (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Turnbull has made clear that the time for a change has come

$4m in super relying only on compulsory contributions?

Noel Whittaker

Is $4m from 25 to retirement really possible?

Investors and markets show sickly signs worldwide

US markets avoided some of the weakness in EU markets

Live longer, save on insurance

Paul Clitheroe

I reckon there’s a lot to celebrate about ageing

Wagners plans $30m Harristown homeware centre

A development concept of the $30 million homeware centre that Wagners wants to build on Anzac Avenue.

Homemaker stores including electronics, toys, furniture and tiles