Test piles going in for Harwood Bridge

The new crossing of the river at Harwood is getting closer, with tests going in for the supports.

Wily veteran sheds a tear on Premiership victory

START OF A NEW ERA: Brothers' Premier League side after taking out the premiership title defeating Harwood in the grand final at Ellem Oval.

Grand final win a special moment for lion-hearted veteran.

Step-father placed on two-year bond

court

Vioent abuse leads to sentence in local court.

Could hydro renewal throw lifeline to Nymboida?

The Nymboida Power station.

Could the PM's hydro plans throw Nymboida power station a lifeline?

VIDEO: Police speak on South Grafton toddler's death

TRAGIC: The scene of the accident in South Grafton where a three-year-old was injured and later died in hospital.

Three-year-old girl dies after accident in South Grafton

Appeal for information over South Grafton robbery

Generic police. Police lights.

Police ask witness to come forward

Spiro remembered among the trees with Brinos

REMEMBERED: Forestry Corporation of NSW CEO Nick Roberts, Brino Notaras's daughter Marina Fahey, Spiro Notaras's sons John and Paul Notaras and Notaras and Sons general manager Donna Layton at the Glenugie State Forest rest area.

Memorial unveiled at revamped Glenugie rest area

Dr Cayzer leaves medical utopia after 37 years

DONE AND DUSTED: After 37 years as a GP in Grafton, Dr Bill Cayzer has decided to hang up the stethoscope.

Final day at South Grafton Medical Centre on Friday

18 months jail for attack on man in own lounge room

Grafton Local Court

South Grafton man jailed after kicking man in head.

Flying the flag for Plunge festival 2017

SPLASH OF COLOUR: Plunge co-ordinator Sarah Nash is helping add a splash of colour with bunting installed in South Grafton ahead of the festival's start this weekend.

Event celebrates its fifth year as it continues to grow

Be on the lookout for online scams

ACCC is warning about scams masquerading as online retail

Online shoppers need to be wary

Australia's biggest prison to house 1700 inmates

An artist's impression of the new Grafton Jail.

Contractor promises 1100 construction jobs, 600 permanent jobs

Maclean motel development now a reality

Maclean Bowling Club president Desmond Johnson turns the first sod of dirt on the old green, where the motel will be built.

Grafton, Ulmarra's loss set to be Maclean's gain: Bowlo boss

Jump on the bus for some free business advice

The Small Business bus will be in Grafton on March 24 with a team of advisers offering help in a number of areas relevant to business.

SMALL Business Bus delivers advice to grow productivity and profits.

Technology sector could hit Clarence Valley jobs hard

Sourdough program manager Mark Holden addresses the Grafton Chamber of Commerce business breakfast at the Clocktower Hotel on Wednesday morning.

Job losses will hit hard unless businesses embrace current boom

Golf club development draws closer to tee off

Grafton Golf Club Hole 11 green Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

End in sight for 13-year development saga

Backlash over ‘racist’ theme of new bar

A new Sydney bar and restaurant has come under fire

Aldi is making a big change

Aldi is rolling out a new logo for the first time in a decade

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

The rate trap Australians with houses are about to fall into

The tide is about to turn on interest rates

Could this be the end of Kmart as we know it?

Wesfarmers' brands.

The battle within Wesfarmers for discount department stores

TAKING THE PLUNGE: The women who walked out on office life

Thinking of giving up your stuffy office job? These women did.

EVER dreamed of walking out of the office permanently?

LETTER: Trim solution to end sticky issue at Maclean

POLLIES have thumped their chests, promised action and 'thrown out anti-bat money like it's growing on trees' for 20 years.

LETTER: Why the bat situation is beyond a joke

The flying foxes in the rainforest outside Maclean High school. Photo: Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner.

The daily minefield facing staff and students of Maclean High

'Clean coal' mongering driven by witless political fear

Treasurer Scott Morrison hands Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce a lump of coal during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Climate truth must shine through fog of political nonsense

COMMENT: Face it! Some men will always beat their wife

Domestic violence and assault is one are of law which the Murwillumbah Local Court deals with.

NO AMOUNT of legislation, no matter how sincere, will stop r

Invest time in your happiness to help achieve balance

FUN IN YOUR DOWNTIME: If gardening makes you happy, it's time to get back out and smell the roses.

It's time to focus on what makes you happy

What it's like to live through a horror cyclone

Another cyclone threatens the coast and the mixed emotions come too

Shock after police officer's sudden death

THE Tweed has lost one of its heroes and a young family must now continue without a father and husband.

Hotel seeks new security after viral bouncer fight video

Coffs Hotel. 14 FEB 2017

Footage shows scuffle between bouncer and a patron

Woman dies in hospital after crash on bridge

Ballina Street bridge between a pedestrian and a car near the Molesworth Street intersection.

The pedestrian died after a crash on the Ballina Road bridge

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with garbage truck

Police and emergency crews on the scene at Ropes Crossing. Picture: Bill Hearn

NSW death toll climbs again following tragic accident.

Dalwood waterfall up for sale

Two people have died at Dalwood Falls, Ballina.

How would you like to own your very own waterfall?

Officer who gave up his life saving swimmer, is remembered

Constable 1st Class Andrew James Murray.

On a holiday trip to Byron Bay in 1989 Const Murray lost his life

Toddler dies after being crushed by truck

Grafton Base Hospital where the little girl was rushed by paramedics.

A three-year-old girl has died following a tragic accident

89-year-old local’s badass Cyclone Debbie interview

Ruth Western ain't got time for Cyclone Debbie.

Journalists are falling over themselves to cover Debbie

Cyclone Debbie: 500mm of rain now possible in some areas

 Strong winds and rain lash Airlie Beach on Tuesday. Cyclone Debbie is expected to hit Queensland's far north coast as a category 4 cyclone early afternoon today. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Up to 25,000 Mackay residents encouraged to evacuate

Road closures: Our guide to getting past Cyclone Debbie

Big Rigs will keep you updated on all cyclone Debbie traffic changes and road closures.

We keep an eye on cyclone Debbie for those travelling in the North.

The strange thing about Cyclone Debbie

Boarding up the Grand View Hotel, made famous in the movie Australia, in Bowen. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen

How climate change is changing the way cyclones are occurring

Storm-chaser aiming for eye of Cyclone Debbie

US-BASED storm-chaser Josh Morgerman

“I want to get right in that eye,” says iCyclone's Josh Morgerman

Cyclone Debbie: We're still cracking jokes as storm hits

Newly weds Christian Zelvis, 36, and Renee Zelvis, 33 of Maroubra, joined by family and friends defy cyclone Debbie and continue to enjoy their honeymoon at Airlie Beach.

“We’ve been doing a roaring trade,’’ one bottle shop worker said.

Son faces court over brutal murder of family

ACCUSED: South African murder accused Henri van Breda arrives at the high court in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Van Breda, faces three counts of murder for allegedly killing his parents and older brother with an axe.

South African court starts hearing evidence in triple-murder trial

Cyclone Debbie: Whitsundays hit by wind gusts of 125km/h

Boarding up the Grand View Hotel, made famous in the movie Australia, in Bowen. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen

Winds gusts of 250km/h have been measured in Category 4 cyclone

Married at First Sight's controversial groom laying low

MAFS’ Anthony chooses to stay with wife Nadia at their vow renewal.

Anthony in hiding after backlash over his MAFS appearance

Airline slammed for kicking off girl who wore leggings

Legging it, from a range of printed leggings at Supre, priced from $10 at Supre Lismore, Byron Bay and supre.com.

“I have flown united before with literally no pants on."

Quasar kicked out of its own galaxy in enormous event

Quasar 3C 186 is shown displaced from its home galaxy. The black circle is where it is supposed to be.

This monster has been booted out of its home

Trump has issued Germany with a fake bill for $490m

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by President Donald Trump, speaks at a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017.

Trump believes he's owed money for NATO's security

New clues as to what really happens when we die

What really happens just before we die?

Teen sues mother for taking away his mobile phone

Generic smartphones

There's just no disciplining kids anymore.

Astronaut 'knows' we've never been visited by aliens

The crew members of Skylab 3: commander and astronaut Alan L. Bean; scientist, pilot and astronaut Owen K. Garriott, and astronaut and pilot Jack R. Lousma. This crew spent 59 days and 11 hours in orbit.

He was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon

When it rains, it spores: How big are your mushrooms?

Mushrooms are sprouting up everywhere due to the rain we've been having. Edward Faulkner of Helensvale with new fungi in his front yard.

Send us your giant mushroom pictures

Can you spot what's strange about this police car?

The suspicious looking plant at the scene.

Passers-by spotted what looked like an unusual stash in a police car

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Kyle Sandilands declares war after dodgy editing

SHOCK jock Kyle Sandilands has issued a grim on-air warning to his radio rivals, declaring he’s been digging up dirt and ‘D-Day’ is coming for them.

HEARTBREAK: M'boro farmer misses out on love on reality show

Susan Rawlings and Sean Hollands in a scene from Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Hearts were broken during Sunday's Married at First Sight episode.

MKR recap: The one where they actually get around to cooking

It’s amazing. They’re actually doing some cooking on this episode.

IT’S been nine weeks and the MKR teams shock us by actually cooking.

Controlling groom flips on wife

Nadia panics about Anthony’s backflip on Married At First Sight.

MAFS’ Anthony has backflipped, and his wife is about to crack.

Broadway musical Kinky Boots coming to Queensland

Callum Francis and Toby Francis in a scene from the musical Kinky Boots.

High-heeled musical hit struts into Brisbane from August 2017.

Justice League drops new trailer

The Justice League, from left, Ezra Miller, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa.

Are fans going to be happy with DC's newest installment?

‘I don’t know if I’ll tour again’

ADELE has dropped a bombshell as she finished her New Zealand tour.