Chinese students think Clarence all class

CVAS families are hosting 27 Chinese students who are exploring Australia on their summer break

GHOSTS WANT OUT: Club requests to leave Group 2

Bellingen Valley-Dorrigo Magpies prop Edward Weldon struggles to keep a grip on Grafton Ghosts captain-coach Danny Wicks.

Ghosts want out of Group 2 after 'tiring' four years away from NRRRL

The kids are alright to vote

MILLENIALS SPEAK UP: McAuley Catholic College students Harrison Keene, Blake Carruthers, Caitlin Carter and Sally Atkin discuss lowering the voting age to 16.

McAuley students say their voice needs to be heard

Woman sought on outstanding warrants

SOUGHT: Tahlia Purnell, 25, is known to frequent the New South Wales north coast.

Police urge anyone with information to come forward.

Lions gather in Wooli

Lions gather to celebrate 100 years

Club will unveil a plaque at Lions Park in Wooli

Safety signs for Wooli Beach

The Minnie Water Wooli Surf Life Saving Club wants to improve on the current signage at Wooli Beach

Drowning victim's family makes donation to surf life saving club

Yamba Public School goes digital

DIGITAL LITERACY: Kevin Hogan with students from Yamba Public School.

School receives $20,000 Federal Government grant

Man wanted on warrant for drug supply

WANTED: Anyone with information on Callum McIvor is urged to come forward.

Callum McIvor, 38, is known to frequent the North Coast

WATCH: Girders lowered into place for new bridge

PROGRESS: The first girder is lowered into position on the new Sportsman Creek Bridge.

New $27 million bridge starting to take shape in Lawrence

Six meat processing plants caught up in China ban named

Photo: File

QLD and NSW plants included in China meat export ban

ACCC sues Ford over automatic gearbox customer failures

The 2015 Ford Focus Hatch Sport.

The ACCC has launched court action against Ford.

Residents up for fight against marine industrial plan

The site of a proposed marine industrial plan on School Rd, Palmers Island.

Palmers Island residents vow to keep fighting marine industry plan.

Bridal wear shops unite to fight gown maker's collapse

Lasting Impressions owner Leah Stevens helps Grafton bride to be Natalie Jackson find another wedding dress.

Brides left in the lurch by collapses of overseas gown maker.

HOLIDAY SHAKE-UP: Do Stayz, Airbnb have a place here?

The real estate industry is ready to compete with Airbnb, as long as they play by the rules.

Government plans to regulate short-term holiday letting

OPINION: Supermarket giants 25 years late to phase out plastic bags

(de Bortoli) La Boheme Yarra Valley Cuvee Blanc (NV, $20): A tribute to the de Bortoli girls from their mum, it is fitting that Ms L. took it into her own hands to pour another glass, testimony that there is something going on here. Have it with antipasto by Puccini. Rating: 8.9/10.

Deposits on drink containers funded my education

Have a mortgage? This warning from the PM is for you

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at the Australian High Commission in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in The United Kingdom for a three-day official. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

He reminded home owners that prices don't always go up...

Aussie SMEs are spending big on tech for the future

SMEs feel they need to upgrade to stay ahead of large coporations

Research shows Aussie SMEs are gearing up for the future

Put your money where your mind is

INVEST ELSEWHERE: Responsible investing may mean shunning industries that can harm people or the environment, such as weapons, tobacco and gambling.

Ethical investing can be good for your hip pocket and the planet.

Dodgy job advert requires women to be "attractive"

Nicola Thorp called out the recruitment company online who removed the ad.

Trendy bar slammed for requiring waitresses to be "attractive"

Secret feature that lets you un-send an email

You really need to turn this Gmail feature on.

How to unsend a message on Gmail — how to reclaim blunders

App can detect pedestrians and cyclist on collision course

Verita Stewart, semi-professional cyclist demonstrates V2P (Vehicle to pedestrian/cyclist) technology. Picture: Kelly Barnes/The Australian.

Driver app can detect pedestrians and cyclist on collision course

Mums and dads, tool firms stung in building firm collapse

Bloomer's difficulties had repercussions for many firms across Queensland, court records show.

Firms all over Qld affected by construction company collapse

Airport shock: Sir, you've committed a federal offence

HELPING a fellow passenger threatened to descend into a nightmare for a shocked Sunshine Coast traveller. Did you know this law existed?

In a bit of a muddle over Australian Constitution

MIX-UP: Local government does not exist in the Australian Constitution, says one reader.

The legislative power is the power to make laws

Freedom lost: soon we won't be able to smoke in cars

LETTER: Soon we won't be able to smoke in cars or stick our arm out the window.

Our freedoms are being taken away: Kandanga letter writer

OPINION: Don't let heartless few spoil community spirit

Jim McIndoe with one of the damaged Woombah market signs.

The destruction of signs won't stop Woombah markets

About as funny as Barnaby in a yellow onesie

We'd loved to have used a photo of Barnaby Joyce and the Broncos wearing yellow onesies but couldn't find one. So here's one of Barnaby and we'll leave the rest up to your imagination.

WHAT do you want from a Thursday columnist?

Safe and inclusive sounds nice... and ambiguous

PLEASE EXPLAIN: The Clarence Valley community cites safety and inclusiveness as major components to a successful plan for its future but what does that mean?

We want a safe and inclusive Clarence Valley but what's that mean?

Queensland truckie charged over crash that killed two kids

A man will face court next month in relation to a crash north of Dubbo, earlier this year, in which two children died.

NIMBIN LANE BOYS: Full list of sentences

Protest outside Lismore Courthouse as 31 people set to face trial over drug charges.

Here's the wrap on all the Nimbin “Lane Boy” sentences

Vandalism rocks village markets

DAMAGED GOODS: Jim McIndoe and Nerida Dufficy with one of the Woombah market signs.

Organisers' signs targetted in attack

Casino company caught up in meat export bungle

Northern Co-operative Meat Company in Casino.

Ministers working 'feverishly' to fix the problem

Multi-vehicle crash on Pacific Highway

Ambulance generic

Two people treated by paramedics after crash

Legal loophole reinstates controversial clergymen

Bishop Keith Slater has retained his orders of bishop, priest and deacon after a successful appeal to the Anglican Church of Australia last year.

North Coast Bishop, Reverend reinstated

BREAKING: One man dead after confrontation with police

New South Wales Police are seen at Central Station, Sydney, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Police have shot and killed a man at Sydney's bustling Central train station after what is believed to be an armed robbery gone wrong. Officers were called to the station's Eddy Avenue entrance following reports of an armed robbery just before 6:45pm on Wednesday. (AAP Image/Sam Mooy) NO ARCHIVING

Man shot at Sydney's busiest train station this evening

Female teacher barred for post-graduation sex with student

Teacher who had sex with student after graduation suspended

Citizenship saga could topple Turnbull government

Senator Malcolm Roberts. Picture: Kym Smith.

A House of Reps MP is now embroiled in the scandal

Elon Musk using anti-phone device at Splendour?

FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that responsibility. The announcement made late Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, by Tesla CEO Musk marks the Silicon Valley automaker's next step toward selling cars that can navigate the roads without the help of a human. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Did Musk use high-tech to protect his privacy at the festival?

One-way ticket for drug trafficker sent packing

Kujtim Dardha was busted driving 16kg of marijuana from his home in Melbourne to Southport in 2015.

Melbourne drug trafficker gets one-way ticket home from Qld

First look at the new Kmart range

Items from the new Kmart Inspired Living range. Picture: Kmart/Kit HaseldenSource:Supplied

KMART fans, you might want to be sitting down for this.

'I didn't do it': Fraudulent firebug begs for jail release

Convicted arsonist and fraud Jamie Brown claims he's innocent despite pleading guilty to burning down his Fraser Coast business.

Fraser Coast criminal's pleas for jail release rejected

‘FOR CRYING OUT LOUD’: NBN boss’s utter frustration

The National Broadband Network has hit the halfway mark.

NBN embarks on charm offensive to address confusion and complaints

Cartoonist Mitch Cairns wins Archibald Prize

A portrait of Agatha Gothe-Snape has won the 2017 Archibald Prize for cartoonist Mitch Cairns.

Portrait of partner capture renowned art accolade.

Where you can see USS Ronald Reagan today

BOAT AHOY: USS Ronald Reagan in Brisbane for Talisman Sabre.

When and where you can see the USS Ronald Reagan

Nikolaos Philippoussis hit with child sex assault charges

Tennis coach Nick Philippoussis, 68, faces court for allegedly sexually abusing two girls he coached in San Diego.

Nikolaos Philippoussis: not guilty to 14 counts of sexual assault

Trump's enforcer explodes: ‘I want to f***ing kill them all’

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Trump's White House is devolving into a war of expletives

Muslim man finds bacon in Maccas chicken wrap


Muslim man raises formal complaint with McDonalds over bacon

Pilot bailed out of doomed plane before passengers

The plane was destroyed when it crashed into Lake Taupo.

A pilot has bailed from his plane, leaving his passengers inside

Porn addict releases anger and vandalises adult shop

He targeted the glass windows of My Fantasy Dreams.

Kitty in a spin after trapped in high-speed washing cycle

Toni Beckett with Hollie the cat after the ordeal.

A kitten has survived a cycle in its family's washing machine

Spanish fun brought to a crashing end

Peruvian bullfighter Roca Rey fights a Jandilla bull at the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain on July 11. Spanish towns and cities have come under intense criticism for the blood sport, which kills hundreds of bulls every year.

Spanish fun brought to a crashing end

People are loving this Australia Post email to a customer

An email response to a customer from Australia Post has gone viral.

Australia Post's perfect reply to Canberra customer

Solo man's shocking downfall

Solo Man Mark Coutelas was charged in Cambodia with using and selling the drug ice just three years after being jailed in Thailand.

Solo Man Mark Coutelas arrested in Cambodia on drug offences

Princess Diana: How an Aussie's story made her cry

The Country Fire Service volunteer had been caught in the raging inferno that killed 75 people and became known as the Ash Wednesday bushfires.

10 things to do this week

Fence post splitting at the 10th Glenreagh Timber Festival at Genreagh.

Plenty of events around the Clarence Valley this week

Jonathan LaPaglia takes you inside Australian Survivor s2

Jonathan LaPaglia in a scene from season two of Australian Survivor.

Strategy plays key role as castaways seek to make savvy moves.

Bachelor Recap: Matty’s stunning public rejection


Last night we saw humiliation at its best

NZ anchor drops F-bomb live on air

Veteran news anchor Eric Young has been caught uttering an expletive.

Veteran NZ newsreader swears on live television

Album a Fresh debut

HITTING CHARTS: Melanie Dyer is back at the Clocktower Hotel on Friday night armed with her new single.

Don't miss Melanie Dyer and her band at the Clocktower Hotel

Judah Kelly headed for Gympie Muster before solo tour

IN TUNE: Former Ipswich resident Judah Kelly nicknamed "King Judah" won this year's series of The Voice Australia.

The Voice winner Judah Kelly announces national tour.