Locals miss million-dollar contract

A Clarence Valley tenderer last lost a bid to win a large contract at Wherrett Park, Maclean

TELSTRA: Outages remain but services are on the mend

Queensland, NSW, SA, NT, WA and Victoria affected by outage

Oscar nominees' booty

Gift list for this year's actor and director Oscar nominees

Freebies to Oscar nominees get weirder each year

Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Sylvester Stallone attend the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, in Beverly Hills, California. The pair will receive a goodie bag each worth

Extravagant freebies dished out to Oscar nominees get weirder

TELSTRA DOWN: Australia reacts to losing its internet

Here are some of the best reactions to Telstra's network problem

Clarence Valley Telstra customers back in business

Telstra faults affected nine businesses on the Tweed today.

Telstra hit by nation-wide outage

Family gathers to help Cath celebrate

BIRTHDAY GIRL: Cath Connolly (centre) celebrating her 100th birthday with a little help from Patricia Armstrong and Irene Hill.

Family gathers to help Cath celebrate

Missing Buccarumbi ‘bush doof’ reveller found safe

Police blitzed the Warwick outdoor dance party after drug overdose deaths at Stereosonic festivals. Pictured is the Market Stage at Rainbow Serpent 2013.

Man missing since early Sunday found safe

It’s time to be active and outrageous for ageing festival

STRUM-THING GOOD: Pluck up the courage to learn the ukulele at next month’s Active and Outrageous Ageing Festival.

Pluck up the courage to learn the ukulele

First steps to join the big relay

Some of the 2016 Grafton Relay For Life committee at the new venue at Jabour Park, South Grafton getting ready to launch the Relay!

Early bird registration price extended

Home schoolers beat mainstream students in NAPLAN testing

Home-schooled students outperform their mainstream peers.

NSW restarts CSG battle it just lost to provide local gas

CSG exploration and extraction has been controversial in New South Wales

The state risks "catastrophic" gas shortages

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WATERCOOLER: What's the use of life in prison?

With Crump’s concurrent life sentences upheld, he has now been denied any hope of release.

Kevin Crump has been denied hope of a meaningful life

Our editor responds to Sue's blues on Byron Bay

Bluesfest is one of the world class festivals held in Byron Bay, that is a real drawcard.

Let's not forget Byron Bay is drawcard for many world class events.

Our Say: Tossed aside too early

The Daily Examiner editor David Moase.

Comment: What do you think about increasing the GST?

OPINION: Teenagers need feminism too

Author T.J. Hamilton.

Adichie talks about the subtle imbalances that we have in society

War on bikies: Australia's love affair with consorting laws

Rebels Bikie gang visits their Sunshine Coast premisis at Kunda Park. Photo Chris McCormack / Sunshine Coast Daily

Are consorting laws justified or effective against organised crime?

No, mums don't have to be switched on 24/7

Parenting is hard, sometimes we all need a time out

UPDATE: Social media hails Kyle as a teenage hero

A GOONELLABAH teen who plucked an unconscious child from the bottom of the local pool has been hailed as a hero. Social media erupts with tributes.

Motorcycle rider discharged after crash near Glenreagh

A doctor and paramedic are winched to an injured motorcyclist, west of Woolgoolga in the Sherwood Creek National Park on Saturday.

30-year-old man suffered head and chest injuries

Shark nets 'do nothing' to reduce chance of attack: study

50 years of data from shark populations in NSW and South Africa

Essential maintenance could delay highway at Mororo

Essential maintenance could mean delays for Pacific Hwy drivers

Locals concerned over development on Aboriginal land

Iluka residents call for development to incorporate natural beauty

A Nimbin man has died following a single vehicle crash

A Man has died following a fatal crash south of Murwillumbah.

Baird’s popularity soars as Labor struggles in polls

Premier Mike Baird.

NSW polls: LNP gets 52% primary vote, 24.5% for Labor

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

SHAKE IT OFF: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake near Fraser Island has been felt in the South Burnett.

Residents across North and South Islands report feeling quake

Man with alleged bikie links on drugs, weapons charges

Police seize cash, drugs, weapons in Surfers Paradise raid

Former Jet could have Sea Eagles flying high

DANGEROUS: Matt Parcell in action for the Ipswich Jets during last season’s Intrust Super Cup final at Suncorp Stadium.

There's big wraps on Queensland Cup-winning hooker Matt Parcell.

The mental health risks facing our long term unemployed

Mental illness is a growing concern for the long term unemployed.

Suicide rates among the unemployed rose 22% during the GFC

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

KFC wedding photo captures attention of the world

The picture of the happy couple in front of Colonel Sanders' face has gone viral.

"I've always had a special relationship with KFC"

SUPERBOWL RESULT: Broncos win a grand farewell for Manning

The encounter proved to be a memorable one for the Broncos’ defence

VIDEO: Cannibal snake filmed eating fellow serpent alive

A small eyed snake eating another small eyed snake.

Disturbing act caught on film in Toowoomba

Pastor Dave Woodward hosts Biker Blessing with a message

Pastor Dave Woodward gears up for the Biker Blessing at the Door of Hope church in Maryborough on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Church of Christ clergy man held a Bikers Blessing on Sunday

Mayor forced to remove nude art from Facebook

Lismore Gallery Director Brett Adlington with the No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) exhibition which has caught the eye of the Lismore community. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Mayor angry over FB warning. NOTE: Story contains nude photo.

Mile-high skyscraper in Tokyo set to be world's tallest

It will be 1700m when built

Planned skyscraper in Tokyo could be twice as tall as Burj Khalifa

Baby monitor 'ghost' spooks terrified parents

While the baby is fast asleep a "white figure" suddenly emerges.

While the baby is fast asleep a 'white figure' suddenly emerges

WATCH: Flying dildo hits NZ politician during speech

A flying fake penis has hit a Kiwi politician in the face on TV

Elton John wanted a daughter

Sir Elton John wishes he became a father earlier in life

Ryan Reynolds, Amy Schumer, star in Super Bowl ads

Plenty of famous faces in this year's Superbowl ads

Hugh Jackman being treated for skin cancer

Jackman took to Instagram to announce more skin cancer treatment

Lady Gaga wins praise for US anthem performance

Stars took to Twitter to praise Lady Gaga for her national anthem

Irwins come to the rescue on I’m A Celebrity

Robert, Terri and Bindi Irwin at the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! jungle camp.

TERRI, Bindi and Robert surprise bickering celebrities.

MKR’s Maltese mum knows best in the kitchen

Anna and Jordan pictured as they prepare to serve their main course during their instant restaurant.

ANNA and Jordan prove they’re a formidable team.

MOST of the time when we ask readers to send in photos of pe

This snake was more than a handful.

A few of the great photos of your reptiles submitted on Facebook.

Tiny, rare albino turtle found on Sunshine Coast beach

A rare albino turtle found on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Adrienne Savage via Facebook

Alby was one of 122 hatchlings making journey from nest

VIDEO: Leopard attacks man in Indian school

The eight-year-old male leopard injured six people.

Leopard on the loose for 10 hours before tranquilisers took effect

Rise in job ads points to employment growth to come

For the year to January, job ads increased by 10.8%

Could refugees fill the gaps left by mining downturn?

POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry believes serious consideration should be given to settling refugees in regional areas.

Inviting refugees to regional areas could fill hole left by mines

Owners need to impress as competition tougher than ever

INCENTIVES: Penny Wood Lane principal Paul Bryan believes landlords need to set themselves apart in order to secure tenants.

First impressions count, particularly when the competition is tough

Medicals miss some cases of black lung

BACK ON THE RADAR: A sixth confirmed case of black lung has renewed interest in the health hazards of coal mining.

Professor David Cliff says black lung disease has always been around

Business turns male dominated trend on its head

SPARKS FLY: Zach Johnson, of Spark Bureau, with Amigo co-founder Emma Wishaw and Devine Bodies founder Shelly Devine.

One Coast start-up business is 80% founded by women

Solar saves Byron money

Solar energy.

The Byron Shire Council is saving money thanks to a new solar system