Border Force detains 34 illegal Woolgoolga workers

MORE than 30 people have been detained after Border Force and Federal Police officers carried out several search warrants in Woolgoolga yesterday.

Winning, and losing, comes at a hefty price

GRASPING GOLD: Excelling at sport is ingrained in the Australian psyche, which isn't necessarily a good thing.

LIFE AS I KNOW IT: The cost of being a sporting nation

Monckton to face Group 2 judiciary

Grafton Ghosts will be sweating on a judiciary decision on Nick Monckton.

Ghosts' five-eighth sent from field for abusing match referee.

Council election candidates clear cobwebs for meeting

Council election candidate Andrew Baker says three other members of the last council: Karen Toms, Jim Simmons and Margaret McKenna should be preferenced after him on ballot paper because of their consistent opposition to plans to slug rate payers with special rate rises.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Clarence council election candidates have their first public outing.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Cricket amenities needed in Grafton

More needed to attract major state cricket matches to Grafton.

Gulaptis: Greyhound racing ban a 'human tragedy'

Greyhound racing has been a large part of Australian culture for many years. This photo essay explores a night at the greyhounds. It tries to capture the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this well known past time. Photo Contributed

"It’s a human tragedy to see good people lose their jobs"

Phone scammers doing the rounds in Clarence Valley

Telstra offer five top tips to help businesses avoid falling prey to phone scams.

"I might be 80 but wasn't born under a gooseberry bush"

Suspected South Grafton vehicle arson being investigated

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One car burnt beyond recognition, another in front of a house

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Football brawls a blight on game

With claret streaming down his face, Ghosts' captain coach Ben McLennan stands toe-to-toe with a Comets forward during the Grafton Ghosts and Coffs Harbour Comets Group 2 qualifying final at Frank McGuren Field.

Grubby play too regular in Group 2 rugby league

Council election candidates reveal appetite for change

Council election candidate Andrew Baker says three other members of the last council: Karen Toms, Jim Simmons and Margaret McKenna should be preferenced after him on ballot paper because of their consistent opposition to plans to slug rate payers with special rate rises.

Clarence Valley Council candidates meet the public at Lawrence.

Why a major chain will close its store in Mackay

Mackay craft and fabric store Lincraft is closing down.

Store closure leaves craft customers upset

The Sunshine Coast job paying $870 a day

Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital under construction. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Wage growth in this industry may ultimately destroy it

South Burnett Mine: What you need to know

Site for the work by Moreton Resources

MORETON Resources has big plans for Kingaroy.

Xbox Onesie: Fashion for lounge lizards unveiled

Would you wear it?

Xbox Australia team launches into fashion field with Xbox Onesie

Noosa woman's invention to rid kids of 'mouth monsters'

LAUNCHED: Noosa's Angela Wright with some of the Mintycoco products she manufactures for kids and grown-ups.

This Noosa business is already selling its goodies in 15 countries

Giant solar farm coming to Bundaberg region

HARNESSING THE SUN: An artist's impression of 30Ha a solar farm at Valdora on the Sunshine Coast. The Isis River solar farm will be nearly 6 times the size.

"It's bringing jobs and renewable energy”

LETTER: JBS not telling full story says employee

AS a person who has worked in the meat industry for 25 plus years, and a current employee of JBS Dinmore, I would like to set the record straight.

LETTER: Morrison's party worth six months' of pensioner pay

PARTY ON: Robyn Deane of Bli Bli takes exception to Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison's post-budget party.

Taxpayers billed $11,525 for Federal Treasurer's budget after-party

LETTER: Pauline dumps on department loos

Pauline Hanson

'So many migrants built this country'

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

OPINION: Same-sex marriage debate is a waste

GET WITH THE TIMES: Is same-sex marriage really going to impact you that much?

Marriage equality debate doing more harm than good

Greyhounds: Loggers look the goods for Armfield

RACING A TOUGH FIELD: Trainer Darryl Chapman and champion sprinter Dash Doll look to be the best drawn competition for up and coming youngster Logger Albert (Darryl Armfield) in the Renzo Park Stakes, which is race nine on tonight's Grafton greyhounds program.

Young sprinter faces a tough test against his kennel mates

OPINION: Ryan Tyack's a hero, he deserves better than this

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06:  (L-R) Ryan Tyack, Taylor Worth and Alec Potts of Australia celebrate beating China during the Men's Team Third Place match on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Ryan Tyack is one of the heroes of the 2016 Olympic Games

VIDEO: car a breakthrough in burned body murder case

THEdiscovery of Sabrina Bremer's car in Queensland is a significant breakthrough in the investigation of her death, police say.

LATEST: Minor flood warning issued as rain sets in

RAIN RADAR: The latest rain radar from the Bureau of Meteorology shows further rain is on its way to Northern NSW throughout the coming hours.

UPDATE: Areas close to the border copping the most rain.

BALI MURDER: Fundraiser campaign to aid Sara Connor

A supplied image obtained Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 of Australian woman Sara Connor. The Byron Bay mother-of-two and her British boyfriend David James Taylor have been named as suspects in the death of Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was found on a Kuta beach early on Wednesday. (AAP Image/Sherpa Relations) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Friends have created a crowdfunding website to support her

Meningococcal cases up across the state

A child affected by Meningococcal septicaemia

Serious health warning timely

Premier Mike Baird breaks spine falling down stairs

NSW Premier Mike Baird.

NSW Premier Mike Baird has fractured his spine

Vegetarianism mushrooms across NSW

Vegetarian sources of iron are more easily absorbed if you eat them with foods high in vitamin c - add lemon juice to salads, red capsicum, tomatoes, oranges - generally with brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, to help absorption Photo Contributed

Vegetarianism is on the rise in NSW

Greyhound debate live: Baird fires back over racing ban

Baird claims Labor is talking nonsense about greyhound ban

Crazed horse mutilator on the loose in Queensland

Angie the 21 year-old mare was slaughtered and butchered at Coomera on the Gold Coast

Horse murdered then cut apart at the joints in disturbing attack

'Magnificent' shark hooked off Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

DASHCAM: Scooter rider learns painful lesson in wet

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

Grisly backyard find led to Riggs murder charge

Patricia Riggs

Former husband charged with murder and misconduct with a corpse

Kiwis, Muslims tell of discrimination in Australia

Muslims face discrimination in Australia.

Survey finds high level of negativity towards Muslims

Women more likely to have affairs due to "genetics"

"Monogamy does not characterise the mating patterns of humans."

Wallabies' shocking losing streak against the All Blacks

It's been more than a decade since they beat the All Blacks at home

Daughter finds her dad after 25 years

FAMILY UNITED: Jason Heilbronn holds a paternity test that has proven he is the father of Jess Hahn, who he did not know existed for 25 years.

Dad and daughter find each other on Facebook

Italy earthquake: 'Half the city disappeared'

The shallow, 6.2-magnitude quake struck 10km southeast of Norcia

UK's massive household debt problem cause for concern

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A new report has highlighted the massive extent of the problem

ALEPPO: Doctor pleads for west to stop bombing innocents

STOP THE BOMBING: An Injured woman is helped after warplanes attacked a street in Aleppo, Syria. One of the last doctors in the city says the bombing has destroyed medical services, putting thousands of lives at risk.

He's one of the last doctors left in the ruined city

The duck that saved a heartbroken dog

"True friendship is when you can rest your duckbill on them"

RSPCA takes down Julia Gillard dog chew toy

The Julia Gillard dog chew toy.

Women's lobby blasts RSPCA over sale of dog toy

Could this be KFC's secret herbs and spices recipe?

NEWLY RENOVATED: KFC on the Dawson highway has undergone major redevelopments and is one day away from opening. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

Is this the long sought after secret spice recipe?

Why there's Rainbow Beach sand sitting on the moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.  Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The trio was launched to the moon by a Saturn V launch vehicle at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. They departed the moon July 21, 1969. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)

Our cosmic link to historic event.

Tonight's full moon marks changes to come

Full moon as seen from Miriam Vale at Christmas in 2015,

"Out with the old, in with the new" energy from full moon tonight

Think you can beat this beef behemoth?

Shanae Ollier (left) and chef Elvie Ollier eye off the monster creation of the Railway Hotel.

The Railway Hotel's Insane burger challenge awaits the brave

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

Patti Smith, Billy Bragg and Buddy Guy lead the 2017 Bluesfest charge

Patti Smith is one of the headline acts confirmed for Bluesfest 2017.

Patti, Billy, Buddy and more to headline five-day festival

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Angie and Yvie ready to toast The Bachelor on Gogglebox

Angie and Yvie in a scene from the TV series Gogglebox.

ALL the regulars return in TV show about people watching TV.

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

You are going to Falls for this music line-up

CONFIRMED: Local artist Bernard Fanning is part of the line up for Falls Festival Byron Bay.

The line-up and ticket purchase details have been announced.