Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Ready to rumble: Boxing makes long-awaited return to Grafton

DETERMINED: Grafton Amateur Boxing Club members Zac Cotten (Cruiserweight), James Morrison (Jnr Featherweight), Eddie Debono (Super Heavyweight), Rhys Walters (Light Heavyweight), Joseph Pigg (Jnr Welterweight), Jamie Mansfield (Cruiserweight) are prearing for upcoming fight night in Grafton.

Five North Coast title belts up for grabs

Cyclist's 24 hours of pain for mental health

International endurance mountain-bike rider Morgan Pilley is used to pushing through the elements, but this weekend he'll push on to raise money for local mental health services in a charity ride at Junction Hill.

Ride For Youth to raise money for local youth mental health services

Wallis Bird at the Pelican Playhouse

IN TOWN: Wallis Bird is on at the Pelican Playhouse next week.

Wallis Bird begins her first Australian tour in Grafton

Wrapped with love from the Salvos

RAPT TO WRAP: Valerie Hendrie, Daphne Rose, Yvonne Hall and June Richardson.

Present wrapping donations to go towards Christmas Appeal

Twice as nice for Grace at Dolphin awards

Grace Hickey receives one of her two Dolphin awards at the ceremony at the Ballina RSL

Maclean singer takes out Youth and Female Vocal categories

Community tackling ways to slow the suicide rate

Draft plan to reverse horrific suicide rate in the region

Make It! Stick It! Eat It! Christmas Craft

Young people aged 5-15 will make two quality crafts to keep or to give away as gifts.

Newcastle Permanent's Cineam Under the Stars

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest, free regional outdoor cinema program and we're returning to Grafton.

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest, free regional...

10 common snakes and how to identify them

SUNSHINE Coast snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all in more than 13 years on the job.

Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

Key tips from photographer Warren Lynam

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

VALLEY GIG GUIDE: what's on in entertainment this week

Your guide to gigs in the Clarence Valley

Dreamworld ready for 'respectful' reopening

DREAMWORLD will reopen tomorrow with a “respectful” day to celebrate the return of visitors to the park.

Is it time to crackdown on illegal camping at Mt Warning?

Our sleeping giant: Mt Warning overlooking the cane fields of the Tweed.

American tourist first hiker to die atop the popular summit

International visitor numbers going up on Fraser Coast

The region saw 136,000 visitors in the year to September 2016.

'Embarrasingly good': $90m blitz to lure tourists to Gladstone

Arrival of the Pacific Dawn, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Photo Helen Spelitis / Gladstone Observer

GLADSTONE is set for a "good couple of years” on the tourism front.

Newest way to see the sights of Yamba

Courtney Jade relaxes on one of her pedal boats as she prepares to launch Yamba Pedal Boats at the Marina on December 10

Explore Yamba's waters at your own pace

20,000 new jobs by 2020 the hope of new tourism campaign

Bulcock Beach, Caloundra.

New campaign hopes to generate 20,000 new tourism jobs by 2020

Dreamworld reopening still in limbo after safety audits

The Thunder Rapids Ride at Dreamworld.

Closure costing theme park $300,000 a day