Recognition for long serving volunteers

Two volunteers who have put in a combined 30 years of service to a local historical site receive recognition for their dedication.

Questions answered about Grafton Bridge

NEXT STAGE: The first pier skirt is placed onto the new Grafton Bridge.

Community information session about the New Grafton Bridge

Mockingbirds take purple crown in extra-time thriller

Tequila Mockingbirds took out the a grade title at the 50th annual Jacaranda Hotel Basketball Carnival at the Grafton Sports Centre.

Brisbane team come from behind in A Grade decider.

ACCC attempts to force regional mobile network expansion

The ACCC has ruled against introducing domestic roaming to allow phone rivals to access each other's networks.

Vodafone slams ACCC after mobile roaming decision

Welfare costing taxpayers $300,000 a minute

Pauline Hanson wants a crackdown on welfare cheats.

Pauline Hanson calls for ID card to stop the cheats

VOTE: People's choice voting hits crunch time

People's Choice Award front runner Grafton Tigers AFL star Georgia Breward (right) with her mother Kathryn Breward.

Breward holds slight lead in people's choice stakes.

Clarence Valley Petrol and Weather

Where will you fill up the car today?

Grab the weather forecast and where to get the cheapest petrol today

Outlook dimming for local businesses

Power prices are putting the strain on local businesses

Local businesses are feeling the strain from electricity price hikes

Short-term rentals provide economic boost

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Pamela Wells, the owner of Fairlight Cottage in Seelands, has been using Airbnb and Stayz to bring in business to her B&B.

Pamela Wells is just one example of this economic boost

Jacarok 2017 brings the house down

BELTING IT OUT: Lismore band Cafe Enema perform at Jacarok on October 21, 2017.

Rain didn't keep the crowds away

Young people fear robots will steal their jobs

Nicole Robinson is a psychology PhD student at QUT who is working with robots. She is with "Andy”.

The #WTF campaign wants your ideas on this hot-button topic.

Holiday crackdown planned at free camping hotspots

Wicked Campers.

Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News

Council is looking at ways to crackdown on unregulated camping.

Mushroom boss says he's in the dark over pay fight in court

Brisbane Market supplier Troy Marland and his company, Marland Mushrooms Qld Pty Ltd, are on trial in the Federal Court in Brisbane for allegedly under-paying 406 workers $646,000 in 2014.

Worker paid $6.76 an hour to pick Gold Coast mushrooms

Mandatory volunteering proposed by local businessman

The government is tackling the issue through an initiative called Giving Australia 2016, which sought to develop strategies to encourage volunteering.

Minister responds to mandatory community work

Aussie-made initiative excites local businessmen

Yamba Welding and Engineering Owner Bill Collingburn in the workshop which is undertaking a massive scale of operations. Yamba Welding and Engineering is contracted for jobs for the Victorian Police, NSW Marine Rescue, and Armidale airport - to name just a few. Photo JoJo Newby / The Daily Examiner

Two local marine businesses are chasing work from the navy.

Coke lovers' outrage at pizza maker's Pepsi decision

Pizza at Domino's.

Outrage post attracts 14k likes and almost 3000 comments

Gold Coast 600: crash chaos, grid girls, and hot laps

A crash drama unfolded right in front of the corporate boxes at the Gold Coast 600.

It takes a certain kind of insanity to be a driver in the wet

BLOWOUT EXPOSED: Outrageous cost of single NBN hook-up

The eye-watering costs of single NBN connections have been revealed.

It could prove extremely expensive to have the NBN hooked up

After Adani success, second CQ mega mine on Rocky's radar

While the region has been wrapped up in the discussion about Adani, another big player has been quietly building up behind the scenes.

Major project to deliver more than 3000 jobs gets EIS green light

Lauga and Joyce clashing over NAIF funding reaching CQ

NAIF BOARD: The Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund Board has made one final investment decision since forming over 500 days ago.

Choice words said as region awaits promised billions in investment.

Mackay real estate agent urges banks to move

Who's leading who when it comes to the housing market?

Willy-nilly lending burst a bubble, but agent urges banks to change

Would you eat meat that was created in a lab?

IN recent months several abattoirs and meat works have closed.

How can one complaint shut down a business?

Widgee Engineering has been given two years to move or shut down.

Letter writer is "disgusted” with Gympie council

Owen lashes out at 'unjust' Australian gun laws

Ron Owen from Owen's Guns in Gympie.

Ron Owen defends right to bear arms in wake of massacre

Grey nomads sick of being called camping 'free loaders'

Grey nomads are sick of being called free loaders.

"We don't want to stay in caravan parks that charge over $25"

premium_icon Why Lisa Wilkinson will almost certainly fail

The narrative about Lisa Wilkinson’s next few months, if not years, will be about what she’s paid. (Pic: Richard Dobson)

Lisa Wilkinson Today Show departure puts her under enormous pressure

Euthanasia: The right to die with dignity

Euthanasia... do you support it?

A progressive society moves with the times

How low will Tony Abbott go? Hate group low

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott leaves the chamber during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Tony Abbott will speak for a second time to a designated hate group

Man hits himself with car in bizarre road rage

AN embarrassing video has surfaced in which an attempted road rage incident is cut short as a driver bizarrely manages to hit himself with his own car.

Death at Fingal: 'Our world is turned upside down'

Dylan Carpenter with his mum Natalie.

“At the age of 20 you aren’t supposed to leave this Earth"

‘We quit our day jobs to renovate full-time’

Chris and Rob Cook of Alstonville have just quit thier day jobs to renovate and sell houses full-time.

CHRIS and Rob Cook just became the envy of thousands of Australians.

Police confirm tragic death at Fingal Head

File photo.

Police and surf lifesavers have ended a desperate search.

Here comes the rain again? Radar shows huge belt of clouds

A huge belt of rainclouds is threatening parts of the state.

Qld and NSW are under an enormous belt of cloud right now

Man pleads not guilty to indecent assault of girl, 12

Lismore Court House in Zadoc Street. Stock Footage.

THE 45-year-old faces three counts of indecent assault

Man cuffed after police stop and search a car

MAN ARRESTED: Police have arrested a man after they stopped and searched a Holden Commodore on Moonee St.

A man has been arrested after police stopped and searched a car

Sigh of relief for growers

UPDATE: The recent rainfall is good for the 2018 season.

Code of Conduct put to vote

Sister's desperate plea: Give missing men 'fighting chance'

The men missing at sea.

Adam Bidner's sister Jodie asks for community's help.

The best-performing state in Australia

The state economic growth rankings, according to October’s CommSec State of the States report.

One state is out performing all others in the economic arena

Great white knocks teen girl off kayak

Chris Williams with his daughter Sarah, 15, who was knocked off her kayak by a great white shark. Picture: Matt Turner

Shark knocks teen girl off kayak at Normanville

No campaign’s explicit TV ad ban

Coalition for Marriage ads are causing a stir. Picture: Supplied

The advertisement contains passages from Safe Schools program

Revealed: Australia’s fastest growing jobs

New Census data reveals Australia’s fastest growing jobs.

Australia now has 27 per cent more fitness instructors

premium_icon Kid porn pervert let free

Destin Whiteley, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing child abuse material after a Darwin computer repair man stumbled on the disability pensioner’s stash.

Police found almost 60,000 files of illegal material

Is this Australia’s most expensive house?

38B The Crescent, Vaucluse is shooting for Australia’s record price.

Phoenix Acres has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool and tennis court

Mugabe stripped of WHO goodwill posting

The appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the Worth Health Organization caused outrage and derision - and his removal from the position.

Mugabe's history forces WHO role rethink

Harvey Weinstein hits back at actress

Harvey Weinstein has refuted sexual harassment claims against at least one accuser. Picture: AFP/Yann Coatsaliou

Harvey Weinstein has taken the unusual step of hitting back

Trump to allow release of JFK files

Former US President John F Kennedy. Picture: Supplied

Donald Trump plans to release the coveted JFK files

Huge moon cave could be first offworld colony

A Moon base may have just become much easier, with the discovery of an enormous protective lava tube beneath the lunar surface.  Picture: ESA

Before we settle Mars, we must return to the caves

Video highlights: Awesome vision from the Color Movement

Sunshine Coast Colour Run.

Eyes of the world watching the Sunshine Coast event

What happens when someone dies on a plane?

Australian Federal Police have to deal with bodies on planes regularly. Picture: AFP Why do you get sick on flights?

People die on planes landing in Australia with alarming regularity

The Pink House: Inside Australia’s oldest brothel

BJ spends much of the night attempting to entice customers into the brothel.

This is one of the most surprising operations in the outback

Who built these mysterious ‘hellgates’?

Some of the 'gates' found linked to ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia. Their purpose is unknown. Picture: D. Kennedy, Arabian Archaeology and Epigrahy

Why did an ancient people build some 400 mysterious ‘gates’

Couple adopt dog that crashes wedding day

Marilia Pieroni and Matheus Martins are shocked to find an unexpected guest. Picture: Facebook

Dr Chris Brown has revealed a heartwarming story about a stray dog

How this dad lost 90kgs

FIGHTING FIT: Michael Ditton from Gympie has lost 90kg since making life-altering changes to his diet. INSET: Michael before and after his transformation.

He could barely walk

REVIEW: The Walking Dead s8 e1 - Mercy

*Warning this story contains spoilers about the season eight premiere*

Big changes afoot for Real Housewives of Sydney

The first season of Real Housewives of Sydney was drama-filled, even by Housewives standards.

PRODUCERS test out new castmate after a volatile first season.

Jimmy Barnes opens up on new ‘vices’

Jimmy Barnes’ Working Class Man memoir has been released. Picture: Supplied

Rocker reveals new vices in Working Class Man memoir.

Cassandra Thorburn reveals: ‘Karl’s dead to me’

Cassandra Thorburn, ex-wife of Karl Stefanovic has opened up about the toll their marriage split has taken. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Karl Stefanovic’s ex-wife Cassandra has spoken for the first time

Lisa’s one regret about Nine exit

Lisa Wilkinson during the Moet and Chandon Guinness Book of Records tasting attempt in Sydney.

‘I’m only sorry I never got the chance to say goodbye’.

Ewan McGregor busted kissing co-star

Actor Ewan McGregor.

THE actor's marriage of 22 years is over after pictures emerge.

Castles' a raw, barefoot talent

Tommy Castles.

"With bare feet and curly blonde hair, he is far from conventional.”