School's out for Year 12

GENDER BENDERS: Grafton High School Year 12 students (back row) Sharnee Rawson, Nacoya Collins, Krystal Wood, (front row) Micaela Scott, Daniel Wall and Natalie Downes enjoying the last day of regular classes before their graduation and start of HSC exams.

Regular classes finish before HSC exams begin

Longevity over savings at council depot

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

Depot cost saving measures come before council

Councillors backflip on fee waiver for HSC exams

HSC exam in process

Lysaught fights for youth with fee waiver

Bargain hunting for Tucabia Hall kitchen

"We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this great event. Our unwanted items could be your treasure.”

Gulaptis calling for young achievers

MP Chris Gulaptis with Maclean High School student Charles Charlton-Walker

Do you know a bright, young achiever who deserves an award?

Surfing through history with Witzig

The familiar silhouette of champion pro surfer Nat Young in front of some of John Witzig's iconic surf photography on display at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

World champion surfer Nat Young gave the opening address

Minnie Water renovation comes up gold in awards

BIG WIN: Ben Agostino of BPA Carpentry in front of the house that garnered him awards at the recent HIA awards.

First-time entry for a house in Minnie Water earns success

Delay for jacaranda bloom?

Jeremy Dore having a climb in a Jacaranda tree.

Delays are expected for our beloved Jacaranda flower

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Curryfest set to attract record numbers

The 2017 Curryfest is fast approaching and has become one of the largest annual festivals on the Coffs Coast.

Domino's giving away 20,000 FREE pizzas from today

Dominos is giving away free pizza from today.

First it was free cheeseburgers and now it is free pizza

Club revs up for new motor show

Time to bring the old car out into the light for Tom Raven as he gets his car ready for Motorfest this weekend at Jabour Park.

Move to Jabour Park chance to host Retro Motorfest

Macy Gray confirms Byron Bay show

TOURING: American singer Macy Gray.

American artist brings old and new hits

Company close to finding site for $35m aged care centre

CEO of Signature Care Graham Croft looks over plans of previously built aged care homes with Member for Page Kevin Hogan.

Search for site for $35m aged care centre narrows to three spots.

A sustainable way of life for Irons and Craig

CAFE: David Barnier and Antony Perring with Granny Weatherwax in their garden at Irons and Craig, Yamba.

Commitment to environment gets cafe award

South Grafton Subway building for sale

Restaurant on the market

Jacaranda ball's new sponsors

Crowe Howath partners, seated from left, Glenn Thompson and Johnannes Venter get a pre-ball initiation of sorts at the Barn from some of the 2017 Jacaranda Queen's Party. The accountancy firm has signed on to be the major sponsor of the popular annual event.

Accountants take up Jacaranda event

Fabric to replace plastic in Grafton

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: Warren Henderson from Grafton Florist holds up some of the  Boomerang Bags that businesses in Grafton are starting to stock.

Boomerang Bags to appear soon in shops

$5 savings hack saved me $50,000

How to save money fast by stashing your fives


Action from the Grafton Netball Association D grade grand final between Tucabia Charms and Northside Destruction.

Action from around the courts on Grafton Netball Association grand final day.

2017 Grafton Hockey Association women's grand finals.DailyExaminer

Action from the Grafton Hockey Association fourth grad women's grand final between Clarence Valley and McAuley Gold.

Action from around the turfs on Grafton Hockey Association grand final day.

2017 Grafton Hockey Association men's grand finals.DailyExaminer

Jacob Mawhirt clears a ball from his defensive end during the Grafton Hockey Association premier league grand final between City Bears and Barbs.

Action from around the Grafton hockey turfs on grand final day.

Mal Eastick plays

Mal Eastick will play the Yamba Gourmet Street Food Truck Festival at the Yamba...

Tullara Connors Too Many

Nominated for Song of the Year at the Australian Roots Music Awards is the first...

Inmates on roof at Wacol prison

Inmates are on the roof of the Wacol Youth Detention Centre. Picture: 9 News Queensland

SEVERAL inmates have climbed onto the roof of the Brisbane Youth Detention...

Dentist reassures young boy tooth fairy hadn't forgotten him

A DENTIST has reassured a little boy that the tooth fairy hadn’t forgotten him, when his teeth went missing from a jar in the kitchen.

How Ben dedicates his new adventures to his beloved late wife

Ben’s wife Leah died of melanoma soon after their wedding.Source:Facebook

'You’re never going to stop living though me & Turbo'

How I ended up flying first class for the price of economy

So this is how the other half lives...

“QUICK! Check this out, can this be right?"

Sleep and sex will make you happier than a payrise, study shows

Abril Benedit and Facundo Arguello gave up their careers in psychology and marketing in Argentina to travel the world and spend more time with one another. Picture: Richard Dobson

“Better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living ­better."

Mum upset after sister steals both her baby names

She has two boys and her sister has used both her children's names for her own kids

"AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to think this is a bit unfair?”

What you need to know before you ditch carbs

Instead of ditching carbs, switch to wholegrain (brown rice, barley, buckwheat, quinoa, spelt or polenta), along with fruits, beans and vegetables.

Not all carbs are the same and understanding the difference is vital

Mum doesn't know she has given birth

Sarah has been in an induced coma since she gave birth on August 28. Source: Gofundme

Her son won't be named until she wakes from her coma

BIG SWEATY MESS: The Bachelorette descends into chaos

SOPHIE Monk’s quest for love on The Bachelorette turns into a sweaty mess — filled with ego clashes, atomic front-wedgies and nudie runs.

Lights, camera, romance: falling in love on reality TV

The Bachelorette Sophie Monk.

Sophie Monk says she really has found ‘the one’.

Revealed: The dark secrets behind The Sound of Music

This iconic scene was not easy to film.

"I lost all four of my teeth across the bottom."

Kylie Minogue’s back on the scene for Kingsman sequel

Australian singer and actress Kylie Minogue poses during the world premiere of the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle in Leicester square in London.

AUSSIE pop princess makes a triumphant return to the red carpet.

Mackay couple reveals secret to renovation game

FINISHED PRODUCT: One of the houses Sonia and Adam have worked on.

Couple who make living renovating houses have process

The Coast suburb where home affordability meets growth

Dean Chesterman and Rebecca Dyne are loving life since they moved into their new home in Burnside.

Suburb still star of affordability, but emerging as growth area

Cap Coast island's 'party animal' tradition to remain

PARADISE: Aerial view of the recently sold Wedge Island, dubbed "party island”, off the Emu Park coast.

New owners vow to uphold the island which attracted 1750 prospectors

Fewer landlords, more owner-occupiers buying homes

Owner occupiers are increasing their share of the housing market.

A battle has been won in the war for the soul of Australia

The top 20 jobs that are most in demand in Australia

There are plenty of jobs for pizza cooks in Australia.

Finding a job depends greatly on where you're looking for one

Report indicates strong growth for construction industry

INCREASE: The construction industry is predicted to see escalated demand in future decades.

CONSTRUCTION in Queensland and NSW will continue to increase.

How to nail that job interview

Congratulations on landing a job interview - now it is time to nail it.

Impress with some simple preparation

Dream crushed as 'no one wants to hire a foreigner'

Suzan Aliny.. "My children are very sad to leave their school already."

Skilled migrant speaks out about employment difficulties

$200,000 job goes begging, snapped up by foreign workers

Shotcreter Chris McKervey lines tunnels with concrete spray and gets paid upwards of $200K a year.

A lack of local workers means top-paying jobs are going begging

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Kia reveals another excitement machine with Proceed concept

With the Stinger fastback sedan about to be launched in Australia, Kia has revealed the Proceed Concept.

Kia releases another showstopper in Frankfurt.

ROAD TEST: Nissan Navara ST dual cab reaches new heights

The 2017 model Nissan Navara.

Nissan Navara dual cab ute changes perspectives.

GALLERY: Quirky vans steal the show

RETRO BLUES: Allie and Paul Connolly of Evans Head at the Grafton Vintage Car Club's Retro Motorfest on Saturday with their retro caravan that Paul restored.

Retro fun at Motorfest with cars galore

Will Davison's enduring race finish ahead of Sandown

Commentator Riana Crehan and Will Davison celebrate their finish at Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast.

Supercars driver Will Davison prepared for enduro with triathlon.

ROAD TEST: 2018 VW Polo has growth spurt

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo 6 due on sale in Australia from March 2018.

Joshua Dowling tests the 2018 Volkswagen Polo.

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