LCCA bowlers, you're on notice!

"They're lucky we didn't bat first or we would have put on more than 300.”

'Celebrate the country we are today'

John Shearer from the Aboriginal Men's Group doesn't want the date of Australia Day to change because he feels the past should be left in the past and we should focus on the present.

One man's quest to make Australia Day positive for everyone

GOTCHA: Residents have speeders in their sights

Ryan Brown is fed up with how fast trucks and cars are going through Ulmarra, so he has bought a speed gun to see how fast they are going.

Group purchase speed radar gun to gather proof of speeding

Today show to visit Ulmarra residents

A truck is lifted from the Pacific Highway near Ulmarra after it rolled early Saturday morning blocking the highway in both directions.

Campaign to fix black spots to reach national audience

Incredible drone footage of Byron Bay, Gold Coast

A shot from the stunning video. Credit: @LukesDroneEdits

"I basically go out exploring and I film it.”

Grafton gallery boss to retire after 15 years at helm

Grafton Regional Gallery director Jude McBean will be leaving her role at the end of March after 15 years at the helm.

Long-serving gallery director set to retire at end of March

Day of Federation a fitting time to party

BETTER OPTION: Dennis Seal would like to change the date of Australia Day to the country's Federation Day, on January 1.

"I reckon Federation Day should be the Australia Day."

premium_icon Is your private health policy a 'junk fund' ripping you off?

Doctors want junk health fund policies scrapped. Picture istock.

The so called junk policies are being subsidised by taxpayers

How a baby bird was put back in its 40m high nest

A royal spoonbill chick was rescued by WIRES Northern Rivers volunteers at Alstonville.

Returning this chick to its loving parents was no easy task

Holly's final plea inspires rush of blood donors

Grafton's Holly Butcher was inspirational in her battle with Ewing's sarcoma before she passed away on Thursday, 4th January, 2018.

Call to donate blood inspires 5000 new donations

Survey reveals trucking second most deadly job

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: the scene of the double fatality two-truck collision on the Gwydir Highway on Monday.

Trucking second most dangerous job in Australia, survey finds

Business awards call for sponsors

EXCITED: SPAR Maclean owners Judith and Bob Little were thrilled to be announced the Business of the Year at the 2017 Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards held at Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba.

Join the business excellence awards team

Owner weighs options over government policy

The public weighbridge at South Grafton is out of action due to a dispute between the owners and regulators.

Weighbridge owners prepared to sell than toe government line

Weighbridge closure costly for local businesses

The weighbridge is at 24 Through St, South Grafton, near the railway station.

Weighbridge closure costly for local businesses.

Sign pokes fun at idea that males dominate the trades

OUTNUMBERED: Two of Grafton Inspirations Paint female staff Erin McLachlan, left and Teneille Burley give co-owner Andrew McLachlan a few tips. Alyssa Peters is on leave.

Risky business or a sign of the times at local paint store?

Five phone calls to save you thousands

A few minutes on the phone can make for a happy start to 2018.

It is important your provider knows you are ready to switch

Mackay woman arrested over $1.7M business fraud

CASHED UP: Police allege a Mackay woman stole $1.7M from her employer.

Detectives swoop on worker who allegedly stole from business

‘Mourning’ after $690m payday

Walmart eCommerce CEO Marc Lore. Picture: Craig Barritt/Getty Images/Fast Company

Quidsi founder ‘depressed’ after $690 million Amazon sale

premium_icon Massive NBN discounts for Aussies

There’s a chance your National Broadband Network plan will cost less this year as a new wave of price-cutting begins.

How one retailer is cutting monthly fees by up to $25

Lucrative Disney job everyone wants

Working as a server at the mysterious Club 33 at Disney theme parks is one of the most sought-after jobs in the company. Picture: Angela Saurine

Workers and their families and friends reveal best jobs

I didn’t spend money for a year

Cait took drastic action to reduce her spending habits

Cait knew she reckless with money, so she resolved to make a change

Restaurant tests ‘surge pricing’ menu

It's one of the most controversial moves a business can make

LETTER: Are Lismore businesses guilty of passive homophobia?

"SO MUCH was closed... the opportunities for a roaring trade were squandered”.

'It's offensive to think changing a date will change lives'

Australia day celebrations.

Oppostion Leader Deb Frecklington says other efforts are needed.

As an immigrant I ask: Where's the joy for Australia Day?

Australia Day flags

What has gone wrong since I arrived as an immigrant in 1972?

Australians must unite to learn from the past

The Australian flag.

There's no need to change the date of Australia's national day.

Teach kindness, compassion and see the end of bullying

Generic photo of a classroom.

Cultivate young minds beyond ABCs, and create kind, caring people

Unpopular opinion: vegans don’t deserve Cornettos

This Australian classic is not for the vegans. (Pic: supplied)

Eating junk food that’s ethically clean is the new black

We have religious freedom. Now churches should pay tax

Religious groups in Australia currently hold tax exempt status. (Pic: Martin Bernetti)

Religious institutions have nothing to fear

‘Extremely hot’ Australia Day weekend

THERE’S good and bad news if you’re planning Australia Day outside. It’s going to be really hot and it’s also expected to get wet.

TRAIN ACCIDENT: 12 injured, 3 trapped as train hits barrier

Two people have suffered severe injuries.

Twelve people have been injured after a train hit a buffer

'Police were outnumbered': Eight men surround officers

A police officer was taken to hospital after an incident at Apex Park, Byron Bay.

"Volatile" situation after police tried to help "hysterical" woman

FIRES BEGIN: Total fire bans for much of NSW

Bushfire danger rating is very high across parts of Queensland. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times

A total fire ban has been declared for vast swathes of NSW

Machete, baseball bat, golf club used in teen fight

A machete was used during an affray at Wollongbar over the weekend. File photo.

One person suffered a fractured skull after an affray on the Plateau

Where the job opportunities are as endless as the summer

Angela Millar packed up and moved to the NT. She's so glad she did.

"THERE'S no better way to explain life out here."

Police shock at Casino woman, 14 times the legal limit

A standard roadside breath test revealed some shocking results.

A woman has been arrested at Casino after after a nasty incident.

Why your latte looks a little different

Tiffany Weyman with a dairy cow at Maleny Dairies where cows are feeling the heat as Queensland’s intense summer rolls on. Picture: Lachie Millard

The weather's playing havoc with our cows and our coffee

Why swearing is good for you

Swearing isn’t bad. In fact, it might even be helpful, and science is here to prove it.

Swearing isn’t bad, it might even be helpful, science is here to prove it

William Tyrrell’s mother charged

Karlie Tyrrell — the biological mother of William Tyrrell. Picture: Supplied

William Tyrrell’s mother charged for spitting on police officer

premium_icon New dig planned in search for Beaumont children

A previously unseen photo of the missing Beaumont children. Picture: Campbell Brodie.

A new excavation in an effort to find the missing Beaumont children

Flight attendants reveal gross truth about plane food

A flight attendant has revealed the gross truth about the food you eat on planes. Picture: Milo/Flickr

Hostie reveals foul truth about airline food

Thatcher was hardline on race

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher speaks at a summit in Dublin, Ireland in 1990.

She loathed Germans and was worse in the Viet boat people crisis

Aussie Nando’s stores infested with rats

The Nando's Restaurant in Lake Street, Northbridge.

Two Nando’s stores fined after failing to meet hygiene standards

BIZARRE: Woman creates turkey dinner using just her mouth

She chews up all the ingredients and spits it into a bowl

Shooting at Texas high school

Italy High School, Texas, where the shooting took place today. Picture: Supplied

A SCHOOL shooting has taken place with the shooter in custody

MH370 wreck hunter’s theory on missing plane

Blaine Gibson speaks to the media during an interview about his on-going quest to find the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Canberra, Australia. Gibson is the first person searching for the plane who's actually found any trace of it and says he won't quit gathering clues until the mystery is solved. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Wreck-hunter says MH370 crash was not result of pilot murder-suicide

James Bulger’s mum reveals biggest regret

CCT footage of James Bulger being led away by his killers in The Strand shopping centre. Picture: MercuryPress/Sygma/Corbis.

Mother of murder toddler James Bulger reveals her biggest regret

FREE: Woman wants to give away her $3000 wedding dress

PASSING ON THE LOVE: Rachael Ropata wants to pass on the "baton" to make someone else's wedding day that extra bit special.

This "amazing” gesture could make a bride's dream come true

Parents boycott after school exposes girl's toilets to public

The new layout means prepubescent girls will be forced to go to the toilet in front of a CCTV camera and a classroom door.

School wants girls to go to the toilet in a hallway

Beauty blogger slammed for ‘sexualising’ child with makeup

Sexualising a child with makeup won't make you internet popular

Company criticised over racist nail polish name

It's unknown how anyone thought this name was appropriate.

Company sees backlash for remarkably racist product name

'Glowing' UFOs seen in NT town

Sue Fitzgerald believes she saw UFOs at her Batchelor property. Picture: KERI MEGELUS

Three UFOs covered in glowing red lights came soaring overhead

Man’s horrifying discovery will put you off sushi

Hero Sushi, supplied.

Here's a graphic way of putting you off sushi for a while

Another royal wedding on the way

ROYAL fans, rejoice — another wedding is on. Princess Eugenie is engaged to marry at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s venue.

Actor Will Smith spotted in Queensland

Actor Will Smith, pictured here at the MCG in Melbourne at the weekend, is currently holidaying at Lizard Island. PICTURE: AAP Image/Mal Fairclough

Actor Will Smith goes scuba diving during in Far North Queensland

Miranda Kerr shows off baby bump in chic ensemble

Kerr looked stylish with round sunglasses perched on her head and a coat draped over her shoulders.

Miranda Kerr shows off growing baby bump in Los Angeles

‘Hypocrite’ Scarlett Johansson slammed over Franco comments

Scarlett Johansson spoke to the 500,000 strong crowd during the Women's Rally. Source: AFP/ Mark Ralston.

Scarlett Johansson cops a backlash over Woody Allen comments

Reality star’s 45kg prison weight loss

Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of bankruptcy fraud. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller shows glimpse of extreme weight loss

First name revealed for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

Isuzu D-MAX will be in the middle of the reality TV action this year.

Series four name revealed ahead of program launch.

Kidman’s powerful SAG speech

Nicole Kidman accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or limited series for Big Little Lies at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

AUSTRALIAN actor Nicole Kidman has won a Screen Actors Guild Award.