Community to mourn tragic crash victim Jodie Spears

THE family of Coutts Crossing scooter accident victim Jodie Spears have requested people wear bright colours to celebrate her life at her funeral in Grafton.

Go Fund Me for Amanda Nash to close tomorrow night

A photo of Amanda Nash and her daughter, Bonnie, posted on the GoFundMe fundraising page.

$60,000 raised for family of woman killed in crash

Cute critter added to vulnerable species list

The population of the once common Greater Glider has declined

Since I was 5, I have had one dream: to save the world

SOLUTIONS: B Alternative's Gina Lopez and Loki Martin and were at Surfing the Coldstream festival to increase awareness of environmental issues.

"The changes we make to the planet now will be present for millenia"

LETTER: Photo normalises unacceptable situation

The controversial photograph showing a family with all the females with their mouths taped shut and the father holding a sign reading "peace on earth" shown during the principal's address at the McAuley Catholic College Year 12 Graduation Ceremony last month.

Resident clarifies community sentiment towards offensive photograph

OPINION: Safety nets entangled in the shark debate

A shark trapped in fishing nets was released by Kelli Anderson, a keen environmentalist and diver.

Photo EcoDivers

Freedom from fear versus entanglement of marine animals

Residents send clear message to stop tower construction

Nymboida residents don't want Optus building a mobile phone tower in their neighourhood. Neighbour Anja De Boer and Michelle, Ella Grace and Nathan Pink on the property  where the proposed tower will dominate the treeline behind them.

"Most people here don't want the phone coverage"

1990-2015: A life lived full remembered one year on

"Hayden never had time in his life for diabetes."

Dazzling native not to be over-shadowed by jacaranda in bloom

ABOVE AND LEFT: The Silky Oak's impressive golden display.

The silky oak is one of our finest flowering natives

Green light for sports centre to re-open

Under new management. The Maclean Sports Centre should reopen early in November under the same managers at the Maclean Pool, Valley Pool Services, which has been appointed on an six-month contract.

Pool operators add sports centre to operations portfolio

Mine status boosted to 'critical infrastructure'

Government set to fast track coal mine project approvals

Pizza franchise seeking a slice of fast food market

Franchisee sought for new pizza store

'Fire risk': Subaru to recall more than 22,000 cars

MY11 Subaru WRX STI Spec.R sedan front.

Modified or not, Subarus should be monitored

Cafe culture springs to life in coastal village

Lisa Mulvaney in the new cafe section of the Minnie Water store.

A new cafe has become apart of the local landscape in Minnie Water

Chamber president calls it quits

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

Yamba business body about to make changes at top.

Local business input vital to tender bids for new jail

Members of the local business community grabbed the chance to learn how they can benefit from the construction and operation of the new Grafton jail at a forum at Grafton TAFE on Wednesday night.

More than 50 Clarence Valley businesses attend Grafton jail forum

See the historic Toowoomba flight bound for China

First international passenger flight from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.

TOOWOOMBA had its eye on the sky this morning as history was made.

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Pittsworth's sweet success set to soar into China

Pittsworth Confectionery owners Ash and Michelle Porter eye off new opportunities onboard the TSBE AccessChina'16 trade mission.

Pittsworth Confectionery set to enjoy sweet success in China

New York bans Airbnb, will Australia follow suit?

New York just introduced laws effectively banning Airbnb

More jobs created by Ipswich investment worth millions

The company has invested $4 million in Ipswich

Fancy a glass of camel milk?

Camel at the Australian Wild Camel Corporation and Australia's largest camel dairy farm at Harrisville.

VIDEO: Scenic Rim now home to Australia's largest camel farm

LETTER: Mayor should refrain from using casting vote

EVENLY divided issues should be voted on again at a future date.

"It's over, a small mistake, a great speech, move on."

RESIDENT calls for newly elected councillor to check facts first

OPINION: The canary on the turbine - Part II

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, wind turbines are silhouetted by the setting sun as they produce electricity . (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Green objectives out of reach and physically impossible

Isn't using toilet sprays a bit like magic mushrooms in pizza?

Paringa Estate 'Estate' Pinot Gris (2015, $22): How many times can the word estate appear on a label, and still be legal and legible? As many times as you like and the fourth occurrence gives you automatic admittance to the journalists' union. Rating: 8.6/10.

Max Crus wine reviews help remove unsavoury imagery

The night I became aware of the big picture

Midnight musings lead to thoughts about the universe.

Teen angst leads to big thoughts

TRAVEL: Musicals light up Sydney

David Campbell performs in Dream Lover.

We take a trip through one of Sydney's finer scenes

Shark victim: "I just want to enjoy being alive today'

THE Byron Bay surfer attacked by a shark says he is lucky to be alive after a shark threw him from his board while surfing at Broken Head.

Turtle release turns into shark net debate

POINT OF VIEW: Marine ecologist Professor Daniel Bucher  speaks against shark nets at a rally in Ballina.

Kimba the turtle was released on Sunday

Brave boy uncovers man's cow sex, child sexual abuse

A beast in the main arena at the 2012 Ekka.

Police praise boy for testimony of man's abuse and sex with a cow

One year on, we remember tragic loss of Rhys

Rhys McNaughton took his own life a year ago today. Photo: John Bortolin, Manscapes

New suicide prevention project begins

DPI puts Dolphin Marine Magic 'all but out of business'

A battle over seal enclosures at Dolphin Marine Magic threatens the facility's ability to stay open, Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser warns.

DPI crackdown a threat to Dolphin Marine Magic, warns MP

10 years on: 'My whole life fell apart'

The memorial along Broken Head Road near Suffolk Park for the Southern Cross LADS.

We talk to the families about ongoing grief

Nursing home carer 'heard moaning' before residents died

Outside Sydney Supreme Court for the trial of accused murderer Megan Jean Haines are (from left) Shannon Parkinson (granddaughter of suspected murder victim and St Andrew's aged care centre resident Marie Darragh), Janet Parkinson (sister) and Charli Darragh (daughter).

On-duty carer first met accused murderer night before two women died

Search follows mass jail breakout

A police officer stands guard outside an overcrowded cell after a prison break in the coastal town of Arcahaiea, Haiti.

Police are searching cars after 172 prisoners escaped in Haiti

Pressure mounts on IS in Mosul

Christian Iraqi Army special soldiers flash a victory sign in the formerly Islamic State-held town of Bartila, some 27km east of Mosul.

Islamic State is under pressure as Iraqi forces close on Mosul

The cost of blowouts on major transport projects revealed

The state government said the congestion on the Gold Coast Highway after the closure of the Tugun bypass, showed how well the bypass worked.

The Grattan Institute report analysed 836 projects

Outcry after students directed to gay sex websites

MP blasts inclusion of links to clubs, backrooms, gay saunas

Gable Tostee: His own words about that fatal night

Gable Tostee

Gable Tostee talks about the pizza, the recording, and that night

QLD Man dies in opal mine on remote outback station

Silverton, western NSW

A 62-year-old man has been found dead in a remote opal mine

Olympic swimmer thanks stranger who spotted cancerous mole

Australian Olympic team gold medalist Mack Horton is welcomed home from Rio de Janeiro on his return from the XXXI Summer Olympics, in Sydney.

Stranger watching television spotted the cancerous mole

US Govt proposes to grab data from Aussie tourists

Australian passport.Photo Cas Garvey / Daily Mercury

U.S Customs is seeking permission to ask for social media profiles

Piece of toddler's skull removed after fall from couch

EDDIE THE EAGLE: Joanne Liberato with her 18-month-old son Eddie Kidd.

Small fall leaves Eddie without part of skull, and serious diagnosis

American teen wakes from coma speaking fluent Spanish

Screenshot from foreign channel don't reuse

Boy wakes from coma and suddenly fluent in Spanish

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Need a laugh? Check out this Trump v Clinton parody

Entire world seen laughing as Republican declares respect for women

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

OPINION: Don't get me started on smashed avocado

Start your day with Smashed avocado, Fetta and a Poached Egg for breakfast.

Owning your own home nothing more than a pipe dream for Gen-Y

Better burgers could soon be just a beep away

BETTER: Better brekkies might be only a beep away.

E-tag technology to hit Hungry Jack's

Homeless addict pleads for jail time

An amphetamine addict in New Zealand says he should be locked up to protect the community.

A homeless New Zealand drug addict pleads to be jailed

VIDEO: Girls forced to wade through muddy snake pit

Girls forced to wade through murky snake pit in Malaysia. Source Youtube screenshot

Malaysia suspends children's program that involved muddy snake pit

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Australian Survivor's magician Matt out of tricks

Australian Survivor contestant Matt Tarrant.

SHOW'S power couple looks unstoppable in race to the finish.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015