Your Christmas lunch shopping list - and how to have it paid for

WITH Santa's arrival just 22 days away, we thought we'd help get you on your merry way with a $1000 eftpos card.

Baird bunny-hops on bicycle ID plan

New laws for passing cyclists are now in place.

NSW Government puts brakes on plan to force cyclists to carry ID

FIRED UP: Kara keen to turn the tables for her new team

Former Grafton cricketer Kara Sutherland bowling her left-arm medium pacers for the Queensland Fire.

QLD Fire take on NSW Breakers in Women's National League final today

Hampers to make all the difference this Christmas

Anglicare emergecy relief coordinator Lesley Grant has a line of CVAS students ready to give to their Christmas appeal.

One school donates more than 900 items to collection

GALLERY: Success for DEX at media awards

Daily Examiner photographer Adam Hourigan receives the award for photographer of the year at the 2016 ARM Readership awards

Highly skilled DEX photographer's craft recognised at annual awards

Bored? Here's 9 things to do this weekend

The Clarence Valley Mental Health Fishing Group are holding a Christmas fishing event at Memorial Park.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Clarence girls finish on high note at Nationals

Carly Leeson batting for NSW Metro.

Leeson clinches fourth national title in Hobart.

Heatwave to continue for days as temps top 40 in some areas

Beachgoers cool down at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Temperatures have hit 46 degrees Celsius in parts of outback Queensland today, with a heatwave predicted for the state's central and southern regions.(AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Outback towns scorching under the Friday afternoon sun

Bringing their Magic Mojo to Grafton

MAGIC: Head down to Roches Family Hotel for a brilliant mix of '70s, '80s and '90s music by Magic Mojo, a Coffs Coast band using their experience to give a brilliant performance.

Powerful trio to lift the top off Roches Hotel tonight

Catch Saturday night fever at the South Club

GEEZ WIZZ: Get your dancing shoes on for the UK Bee Geez Show.

The UK Bee Geez Show delivers a realistic tribute to pop legends

New discount choice for Clarence Valley shoppers

Choice Discount Variety Store director Harsad Kumar gets ready for the opening of the Grafton store.

Choice - The Discount Store to open in Grafton

Dine-in Pizza Huts could return across Australia says CEO

Pizza Hut Restaraunt, Brisbane Road, Gympie. May 30, 2016.

"We believe there's a market for that," he said.

Sen. Lambie calls Coalition backpacker tax move a "backflip"

Coalition agreed on a rate for the new "backpacker tax"

Newest way to see the sights of Yamba

Courtney Jade relaxes on one of her pedal boats as she prepares to launch Yamba Pedal Boats at the Marina on December 10

Explore Yamba's waters at your own pace

Yamba Bowling Club leisure centre on track

ON PAR: CEO of Yamba Bowling Club Phil Boughton in front of the mini golf that is almost finished construction at the club.

Centre ready for December 13 opening.

NEW CAFE: Island Espresso an oasis of the arts

Toni-anne Sharpe and Fleur Yorston with one of the share plates on offer at Island Espresso in the Yamba Industrial Estate.

It's fresh on the menu and comes with a side of art

New route is the world's shortest hop for an A380

Dubai to Doha will now be flown by an A380

Good news keeps coming for residential sector

Dwelling prices continue to rise thanks to low rates and pop growth

New store allows customers to personalise their pizza

New Pizza shop opening in Noosa.Francesca Sanders, Sarah Hughes and Brooke Mayhew.

Have your pizza "naked” or Dress Your Own

Surfing lessons via computer? What's app'ening to the world?

Carlene Sherwell in black, instructing young learner surfers at Alexandra Headland.

Local surf coach says free lessons online will work for experienced

Pumpkin Patch to close, sack 1600, as everything on sale

The company's roughly 1600 staff will all be let go,

How blind Sadam is reaching for the stars

Sadam Ahmed has never been one to be held back by his blindness.

How technology is the window to the world for former refugee

LETTER: We're not told whole truth about road toll figures

CONTRARY to perception fuelled by media and authorities, road fatalities per capita have consistently decreased across the past four decades.

LETTER: Rate rise proposal a council money grab

Clarence Valley Council building on Prince Street, Grafton.

Increasing rates should be last option, not first

LETTER: Women's movement Trumped by election result

Students protest the election of Donald Trump as president after walking out of classes from nearby schools, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Race for top job leaves massive wreckage in its wake

LETTER: Attack shows contempt for community well-being

Ian Saunders, candidate for Clarence Valley Council.

You be the judge on who has delivered for the community

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

30 years on and news is still a daily miracle

Australian Regional Media raised more than $2 million for victims of the Boxing Day tsunami through its fundraising campaign.

In 30 years, I’ve been privileged to cover some amazing stories

Do tough new phone laws play right tune to drivers?

Having a mobile phone in hand while driving could cost you $330 and 3 demerit points. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer

P-Platers could easily be caught out if they're not careful

NSW announces $73 million Stolen Generations redress scheme

SURVIVORS of the Stolen Generations in New South Wales will have access to a $73 million compensation scheme.

Lynette Daley's accused killers plead not guilty

Two men face charges over the death of Lynette Daley (pictured).

Two men plead not guilty over camping trip death of Maclean woman

Social media isn't exempt from the law: Crime manager

Cyber bullying is a pervasive, relentless and cowardly form of attack.
Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer

Online abuse can land you behind bars

Backpacker tax could pass at 15%

BACKPACKER TAX: Visa workers could be deterred from picking in places like Tinaberries farm in Bundaberg. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail

18 months of debate surrounding tax

END OF AN ERA: Major shake up to rep footy in the bush

Macksville veteran Aaron Wood is one player who would not be eligible to represent Group 2 or North Coast Dolphins in the revamped CRL Under-23 Country Championships competition.

NRRRL head slams new look Under-23s format

Dogs are the best listeners when it comes to reading

STORY DOGS: Students from Byron Bay High School, Kori Tasker, Coco Cratchley, Nathan Smith and Beau Learmonth with Attila the story Dog.

Story Dogs in Schools is helping local kids read.

UN 'profoundly sorry' for cholera spread in Haiti

A man suffering from cholera symptoms lies on his mother's lap at a hospital in Haiti in November 2010.

A cholera outbreak in Haiti weighs heavily on UN boss Ban Ki-moon.

Foreigners see NZ as hot property

Australia's Blenheim Estate has bought 4973ha of forestry property in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.

New Zealand property is an attractive investment for foreigners.

Thai prince becomes a king

King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun pays his respects before a portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok.

The Crown Prince has become Thailand's new king.

IT'S OURS: Tobruk is coming to Bundaberg

Artists impression of the proposed HMAS Tobruk proposed dive site.
Photo: contributed

The ultimate dive sight will be off Bundaberg

Pollie property barons: Investment properties of Fed MPs

Suburban Housing  roof topsPhoto Brett Wortman / Sunshinshine Coast Daily

As the negative gearing debate heats up we list pollies' investments

Police reveal gender of discovered corpse

Police are investigating the discovery of human remains at Glen Aplin.

Police reveal startling information about corpse found by public

Big spender: Slipper's golden days out of politics

Former Speaker and Sunshine Coast MP Peter Slipper

Former Fisher MP spends up big on Lifetime Gold Pass

'Golliwog' collector slams decision to pull doll

DOLL DRAMA: Newtown woman Joan Hateley with her golly doll Lucille by Elka Australia.  She has 13 dolls and does not believe they are offensive.

"They're not aimed at any race or creed - it's just a soft toy"

Hot weather? This is how to protect your pets

Husky pups cool off with a quick splash down after a day in the hot summer sun.

It's hot. And humans aren't the only ones who feel the heat.

Horrifying clip emerges of teen dangling from cruise ship

A video has emerged of a teen dangling from the side of a ship

Buzz Aldrin evacuated from Antarctica with fluid on lungs

Buzz Aldrin has been evacuated from Antarctica after falling ill

Q&A: No, climate change won't kill us this decade

Will the claim that we'll be dead in a decade actually come true?

Superglue protesters and my wobbly dentures

Superglue company claims responsibility for Question Time protest

Raging bull almost flips 4wd as family sit inside terrified

Raging bull photo - don't use.

Raging bull filmed attacking car during bull run in Spain.

Hacker makes it Dump Tower

HACKED: The renamed Trump Tower

Trump Tower renamed on Google Maps by hacker

WATCH: Gladstone schoolie's 'run-in' with 'fun police'

GLADSTONE lad shares special moment with 'fun police' at schoolies.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome their second child

Mila Kunis won't be naming her second child 'Hawkeye'

First look at Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise in The Mummy

Russell Crowe in a scene from the first teaser trailer for the movie The Mummy.

HOLLYWOOD heavyweights helm serious reboot of action franchise.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Fame is 'unhealthy'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt feels bad perpetuating celebrity culture

Audience in for a rare treat from husband and wife duo

Husband and wife Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont are playing at home this weekend for an intimate gig at the Pelican Playhouse.

"We love playing these up close and personal acoustic shows”

Man who played Manuel in Fawlty Towers has died, aged 86

Manuel from the comedy hit Fawlty Tours, has died aged 86

La La Land leads Critics' Choice nominations

'LA LA Land' leads the nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards