Time running out to enter Business Awards

June 2 is the date for entries to be in to Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards

Kids over the moon about reading

FUNNY: Cowper  teacher Karleigh Moran reads The Cow Tripped Over The Moon  for National Simultaneous Storyline.

Cowper joins into simultaneous storytime

Glen Innes escapee found 3000km away

NSW police generic Handcuffs arrest. 07 October 2016

Man located more than 3000km away from where he was last seen

Are killer whales cruising our coastline?

A killer whale like this one was reportedly seen by a fisherman off the coast of Ballina yesterday.

Sighting a "very special thing” says marine ecologist

New hope for survival of goanna pulling

Max Gardiner is competing in the annual Australian Goanna Pulling Championships at Wooli sports grounds on Sunday 2nd October, 2016.

Meeting called to reverse cancellation and get help now

Should 4WDs still be allowed on beaches?

NOT SO FUN: A bogged Toyota LandCruiser at Brooms Head.

Bogged 4WD at popular beach digs up sticky question

WE'RE LISTENING: Councillors want to hear your ideas

From left, former Maclean Shire Council president, John Harvey, Clarence Valley Council acting general manager, Ashley Lindsay, Cr Karen Toms, Cr Andrew Baker, Cr Greg Clancy and Mayor Cr Jim Simmons, at a councillor meet and greet in Maclean last week.

Let councillors know your feelings at Grafton Shoppingworld tomorrow

LADIES: You're invited to a much-needed time out!

Coolangatta/Tweed tenpin bowling centre.
Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News

Grab your friends and come out for a night of fun

High Abilities take over the Jaca

READY TO ROCK: The High Abilities group will be playing at the Jacaranda Hotel on Friday night in support of Living Proof.

CRANES band all set for their next show at Grafton pub

Artists wanted to give gallery a spray

Detail from Kade Valja and Matthew Brydon's work at the gallery.

Showcase your art to the community

WIN acquires rights to Southern Cross Media television

WIN network coverage

Changes to take effect at end of the month

Ballina brothel lifting a social taboo

Ballina Exclusive Company sex workers say catering to the disabled has its health benefits.

Disabled clientele benefit from sex visits.

Council approves worker huts, residents outraged

Residents and councillors gather at the end of Challinor St Grafton last week for the councillor's inspection of the site.

Approval of workers huts DA leaves residents with sour taste

A good day to plan a white wedding

TULLE TIME: Grafton Wedding Expo organiser and wedding decorator Carol Davies and Leah Stevenson of Lasting Impressions Bridal and Formal Wear work their way through a mountain of tulle before this Sunday's Grafton Wedding Expo.

Sunday expo to show off best in bridal

Automatic privilege and other invisible benefits

HERE'S TO US: One person's idea of privilege may not be another's.

Privileges aren't just served up on silver spoons

Sunday penalty rate cuts to hurt 6000 local workers

A waitress is seen holding a coffee at a cafe in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The Fair Work Commission today announced cuts to Sunday and public holiday penalty rated in the retail and hospitality industries. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

Penalty rate cuts to cost $15.1 million loss in income for Page

Woolworths secretly filmed man suing them over grape fall

One grape on the floor still cost Woolies more than $11,000.

A single grape has cost Woolworths more than $11,000

$100 million good reasons why Casino's the Beef Capital

Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange at Casino.

Record prices for beef have flowed through to local producers

Queensland’s wettest towns? Not quite

Harry Anning, of Babinda, on set at Deeral, playing a fisherman in an ad for Samsung.

Samsung brings in rain machine for new TV ad

Attempt to start Adani project a massive fail: Leader claims

CTITICAL: Michelle Landry MP says the State Government needs to make a decision on Adani.

LOCAL leader claims Adani is proof Labor can't handle major project.

Mega drones are the future of retail

China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries.

China's biggest online retailer has plans to build a ‘mega drone’

Father Riley's message for Reconciliation Week

MAY 27 is the 50-year anniversary of the 1967 referendum whn Australians voted to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census.

Penalty rates are workers' reward

REWARD: Judy Clarke thinks penalty rates should remain place.

A letter-writer reflects on penalty rates.

The world has changed since the 70s

FREE SPEECH: A reader thinks Pauline Hanson should accept the changing face of Australia.

No amount of bleating from Pauline Hanson is going to stop it

2017 Highland Gathering biggest ever

The Maclean District Pipe band lead the 113th Maclean Highland Gathering massed bands street parade on River Street Maclean, on Saturday, 15th April, 2017.

Chief expresses heartfelt thanks following success of festival

OPINION: Climate change sceptics swim in blissful ignorance

Musician Eddie Vedder performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Want to keep your head in the sand? Might need to buy a snorkel

Dad's opinion: 'Child support is a privilege to pay'

I must be one of the lucky ones. But I’ll get to that in a minute.

UPDATE: Police arrest three teenage girls over school fire

UPDATE: Police have confirmed three teenage girls, ages 13, 14 and 15, have been arrested over a fire which caused significant damage to a local high school.

Hostage Situation: Accused to face court

Eyewitnesses huddle together outside the scene of a hostage situation at the Hotel Cecil in Casino.

50-year-old man to appear in court

BEACH RAGE: Calls for crackdown on illegal dune driving

A resident, who didn't wish to be named, snapped one of the four-wheel drivers illegally traversing the dunes at Seven Mile Beach on Sunday, May 21.

"Unless this behaviour is stamped out, someone is going to get hurt"

Better training, education for prisoners

Minister for Correction David Elliott at the Grafton Correctional Centre on a visit.

Minister for Corrections to roll out new education model

Your newspaper just took out three global gongs!

News Corp's Hey Mumma named best in the world!

How much are we losing on the pokies?

New data purchased by NSW Greens shows how much communities have lost to pokies in the last quarter of 2016.

NEW data shows how much poker machines are taking from communities.

Five ways to raise money-smart kids

Teaching your kids the rights and wrongs of money at an early age will set them up for life.

EXPERT advice on how to teach your kids to be smart with money.

Qld Labor commits to Adani despite divisions

Environmental activists voice their opposition to Indian miner Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, outside Parliament House in Brisbane on Thursday.

Protests as Qld government backs Carmichael mine

One more step in Korean ex-president's case

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday.

Scandal brought down president Park Geun-hye

Blondie, Take That cancel UK dates following attack

Blondie is among acts to have cancelled UK shows following the Manchester attack.

Blondie, Take That cancel UK dates after Manchester explosion

Kids being 'inked' with spray-on tattoo sleeves

Jazmine Fisher, 3, shows her "tattoo sleeve". Source: The Sun

Tats for tots: children's spray-on sleeves match parents' ink

Fitness trackers 'way off mark', study finds

The Fitbit has been found to overestimate calories burned, in a US study.

Fitness trackers including Fitbit 'way off mark', study finds

WATCH: Muslim leaders clash in fiery debate on Sunrise

Imam Shaikh Mohammad holds up the posters he says are available in shops across Melbourne. Picture: Screengrab/Channel 7

The Muslim leaders condemned the attack in Manchester

Messi tax nets a $2.9m fine

Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison but is unlikely to see the inside of a cell.

Messi's father sentenced and fined too

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Trump supporters get nasty surprise in a tough budget

US President Donald Trump is determined to slash spending but looks like having trouble passing his budget.

There are big cuts to programs low-income families rely on

Dear Ariana Grande: Dad-of-three's open letter to singer

“Dear Miss Grande, I am the father of three daughters..."

'Hello my name is Kim. I'd like to sell my virginity'

'Kim' wants to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.

'With the money I can buy a flat, pay tuition fees and afford a car'

Why a teen faced arrest over this simple green top

The top Summer was wearing the day her principal approached her at lunch time.

THE green top looks innocent enough, right?

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

Melania publicly snubs Donald Trump again

Trump navigated the stairs solo after failing to reach his wife's hand.

Did the temperature in Rome just sink a few degrees?

Dog becomes viral sensation after crashing news broadcast

The newsreader wasn't so sure about her new companion.

A dog has become a viral sensation after interrupting a newsreader

Really? $800 for a Woolworths' Marvel Super Disk?

The collectibles are selling for crazy prices on eBay

Donald Trump’s wife Melania rejects his affectionate advance

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara after delivering joint statements, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem.

Donald Trump copped the ultimate rejection as he arrived in Israel

Billionaire Amazon boss wants to colonise the moon

Amazon has conquered the retail world, now it’s aiming for the stars

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet of peanut butter, protein shakes and beef

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

Game of Thrones drops new trailer for season 7

Game of Thrones fans have been given a new trailer for season 7.

Fans are finally getting a full-throttled peak at season seven.

How true-blue train driver became a TV star

Bernie Baker stars in the TV series Railroad Australia.

Fan reactions still surprise Bernie Baker.

Conviction for Snapchat body shaming of elderly woman

Dani Mathers was arrested after snapping a photo of a naked, elderly woman in a US gym and posting it on social media. Picture: Supplied

Model convicted for secretly snapping and posting a naked gym pic