Man, 19, dies after Coutts Crossing crash

Driver flown by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Gold Coast but has died in hospital

Zaffis carves on Coast to reach fourth round

Chris Zaffis has been carving up the competition.

Local pro surfers finding new qualifying series format tough

Plenty on offer as top street stock drivers hit Speedway

Warren King will be looking for a good showing in the next round of the Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series Saturday night at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway as he aims to leapfrog into top spot on the leaderboard.

Drivers have chance to leapfrog competition

Travelling Film Festival a no show at Plunge

Filmgoers attending the opening of the Travelling Film Festival at the Saraton Theatre in 2014.

Plunge regular pulls pin due to commercial and funding issues

Horses show they have healing power

HORSE SENSE: Caringa clients are helped by instructors to lead miniature ponies around a course in a field trip to the Bush Menagerie Riding School.

Caringa clients get a taste of life on the land

Yamba planning to do it for ‘Wadey’ today

Peter Hall and John Wade were at the Yamba Surf Life Saving Clubs Charity Golf day at the Yamba Golf and Country Club on Sunday 12th October, 2014. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Yamba planning to do it for ‘Wadey’ today

Five depots into one will save $1m a year

The layout of the proposed Clarence Valley Council depot on the corner of Skinner and Tyson sts, South Grafton.

Report points to wage and cost savings

Unions reject Essential Energy’s 800-job cut proposal

Union: More than 1000 jobs already slashed since 2013

Old habits hard to break

Tucabia Copmanhurst batsman Chris Adamson marks centre using the bail in the Clarence River Cricket Association GDSC Premier League match between Tucabia Copmanhurst and South Services at McKittrick Park on Saturday, 24th of October, 2015. Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Chris Adamson’s unique traits

Campaign to cry foul on violence

TAKING A STAND: Aboriginal Family Health co-ordinator Dallas Waters is driving the Domestic Violence is Foul Play campaign.

New campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence issues

The men who make calls with balls

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Clarence River umpire Jeff Hackett will adjudicate today’s GDSC Premier League match between South Services and Coutts Crossing at Ellem Oval

The umpires of at the centre of pressure moments in cricket matches

$190,000 cash, firearms seized in South Grafton police bust

STASH: This is what $190,000 looks like, seized during a search warrant in at Induna St in South Grafton yesterday.

Prohibited drugs and electrical items also uncovered

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OPINION: Meet a Muslim, share a barbie

Have you ever spoken to a Muslim? Met a refugee?

LETTER: When did we accept concentration camps here?

SHAME: One reader fails to see how a humane country like Australia can allow its treatment of refugee children.

How can we let this happen, asks a reader

Opinion: Telstra outage nothing to whinge about, but...

I'm usually reluctant to line up a huge corporation for a serve.

YOUR SAY: Did we celebrate our country on Australia Day?

Australian Flag.

Australia is a “ lucky country” and we had opportunity to celebrate

EDITORIAL: Time to get tough on violent cowards

Kerri Moore staff headshot

Another alleged case of assault on an ambulance officer on weekend

Trial date set for accused Ballina nursing home murderer

A NURSE accused of murdering two patients at a Ballina nursing home will face a trial lasting six to eight weeks in Lismore.

Page MP vows to help terminally ill woman find accomodation

STILL SMILING: Terminally-ill Yamba woman Michelle Baker gets a hug from her 13-year-old son Liam, who has been living with her in tents as they have been unable to find accommodation.

Michelle Baker is fighting for her life and family - from a tent

More than $1.5mil of cannabis found in Tweed/Byron region

Over $1.5 million in cannabis plants have been seized by police during a four-day cannabis eradication program.Photo Contributed

Police have seized more than $1.5 million worth of cannabis plants.

UPDATE: Brother of crash victim takes "ultimate selfie"

The brother of the man involved in this horrific collision near Bexhill last week has shared his gratitude to emergency services and the community for rapid response and support.

Devoted brother takes selfie minutes after horrific crash.

UPDATE: Northern Rivers schools get the all clear

Richmond River High School was one of the three in the Northern Rivers that received a bomb threat today.

Schools that received bomb threats get all clear.

Igniting national debate on drug driving laws

Drug Saliva Tests are causing concern on the North Coast as lawyers get involved in cases clogging up the courts. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

First seeds in a state-wide campaign to change roadside drug testing

More than $300,000 of marijuana found at Jackass Creek

The seized cannabis plants at Dalmorton.

Police discover large cannabis crop in forest near Dalmorton

Mal Brough "surprised" by length of AFP investigation

New construction to be started at RAAF. Defence Minister, Mal Brough. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times

Mal Brough announced at noon that he is resigning from his ministry

Woman trapped in lift for 14 hours

The incident occurred at Guardian Self Storage in Silverdale, Auckland.

Woman spent a traumatic 14 hours trapped inside an elevator

The Supernerd – one of the smartest men on television

Issa Schultz is The Supernerd on the TV series The Chase Australia.

ISSA Schultz, aka The Supernerd, is one of the stars of The Chaser.

WATCH: Flying surfboard 'freaks out' pregnant wife

Sunshine Coast motorist describes terrifying moment of collision

Hospital blocks release of baby back to Nauru

The child's mother "feels safer now that the doctors are trying to protect her child": Getup human rights director Shen Narayanasamy. Photo: Getup!

12-month-old girl will only be released when suitable home found

Rolf Harris facing seven more charges

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris.

The allegations date back to 1971 and relate to seven girls and women

Sex and sleeping are Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty secrets

Gwyneth Paltrow

GWYNETH Paltrow says sex is her secret to looking good.

WATCH: Wild elephant goes on rampage in India

Residents claim the elephant destroyed 100 properties during melee

UK footballer pleads guilty to sex act with child

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court, England, (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Sunderland footballer, 28, denies two other charges

OUCH! Lamborghini dream car crashed into by Merc

A black Mercedes-Benz rolled into a parked Lamborghini Aventador on Auckland's High St, apparently after the Mercedes driver struggled to reach for a parking machine. Photo / Supplied

"It was my dream car ... he crashed my dream car.''

Seven ridiculous Guinness World Records for Valentines Day

HOW DO I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Johnny Depp in Donald Trump spoof film

Movie shows business mogul breaking hearts, making deals

Baby declared dead, wakes up in time to avoid cremation

The baby was kept in an incubator for 23 days and removed against medical advice

“I really can’t understand how this miracle happened."

Gay men want the right to be dull and poorly dressed

Carson Kressley of TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as he poses for a photo at the Melbourne Cup Carnival

"Some gay men are very, very boring and very badly dressed."

Air harvesting could be our freshest new industry

Collecting air with special harvesting nets. Photo: Facebook

Air 'connoisseurs' prepared to pay big dollars for the right stuff

Melancholy of marriage revealed in film 45 years

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from the movie 45 Years.

THE film 45 Years is an intimate portrait of a shaken marriage.

Kanye West claims Taylor Swift approved Famous bitch line

West raps about having sex with Swift in Famous song

Dark times ahead for Long John Silver in Black Sails

Toby Stephens and Luke Arnold in a scene from season three of Black Sails.

AUSSIE Luke Arnold stars in Foxtel's high seas drama.

Maximum effort for anti-hero Deadpool

SEEING RED: Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie Deadpool.

Maximum effort for anti-hero Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds fell for Blake Lively on double date

They weren't on a date with each other when they clicked

Lily Allen calls for divorce to be taught in schools

Lily Allen has called for an "introduction to divorce" in schools.

Tropical Canberra? Atrium garden an inspiration

Hotel lobby guests enjoy a coffee in a lush, tropical garden atmosphere.

Garden in centre of Canberra hotel a wonderful array of foliage

From emergency with love: Be careful 'spicing things up'

So many injuries on the path to 'self-perfection'

DIY with Ayden and Jess: Make your own timber bench

TOP TIMBER: It is easy to make a timber bar or even timber kitchen bench tops following theses steps.

The Block's Ayden and Jess guide to a simple benchtop

Inquiry welcome relief for black lung sufferer

HARD TIME: Black Lung disease sufferer Percy Verrall and his wife Daphne at their house near Ipswich yesterday. Mr Verrall, a former coal miner, is Australia’s first victim of black lung disease in 30 years. INSET: Percy Verrall covered in black dust during his days as a coal miner.

After years of campaigning, CFMEU sees move forward on black lung

Tax targets Netflix and other downloading entertainment

Draft laws introduced to Federal Parliament this week

Long lasting light shines bright for Yamba business

Nicky and Tim Ryan of Yamba Tiles and Lights are celebrating 20 years in business.

Yamba Tiles and Lights celebrates 20 years in business

Inflation fine as markets elsewhere lose confidence

Inflation isn't something Australia has to worry about just now

Gladstone coal exports at record level

General manager of operations John Coughlan, Tim Nicholls and Harry Kenyon-Slaney.

MILLIONS of tonnes of coal was exported last month.

Gladstone sliding further into slump following LNG boom

Experts warn investment needed to stop bust taking hold