Thirsty Merc brings back the summertime to Casino

THE BAND: Musicians Phil Stack, Rai Thistlethwayte and Matt Smith are Thirsty Merc, an Australian pop rock band formed in 2002.

The band celebrates 15 years of music

Domino's giving away 20,000 FREE pizzas from today

Dominos is giving away free pizza from today.

First it was free cheeseburgers and now it is free pizza

Club revs up for new motor show

Time to bring the old car out into the light for Tom Raven as he gets his car ready for Motorfest this weekend at Jabour Park.

Move to Jabour Park chance to host Retro Motorfest

Macy Gray confirms Byron Bay show

TOURING: American singer Macy Gray.

American artist brings old and new hits

Burger bar serves up floral flavoured ice cream

Betty's Burgers is offering a special lavender and blackberry waffle concrete, a bespoke dessert made available during September.

A burger bar has unveiled a floral ice-cream

ANGER: Falls tickets reselling online for 3+ times amount

Crowds at Falls Festival in Bryon Bay. Photo: Niche Pictures - Lyn McCarthy

Three-day tickets were re-selling online for over $3,000

A love affair with Kinky Boots

WELL-HEELED: Callum Francis stars in the stage musical Kinky Boots.

Kinky Boots star is keen to walk the talk in Brisbane

Grafton Womens Refuge Trivia Night

A fund raising event, hosted by the Ukettes, for the Clarence River Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service. All funds raised will remain in the Valley.

10 common snakes and how to identify them

SUNSHINE Coast snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all in more than 13 years on the job.

Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

Key tips from photographer Warren Lynam

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

VALLEY GIG GUIDE: what's on in entertainment this week

Your guide to gigs in the Clarence Valley

Tourists fail to offer beer for Aussie helping them out

A MAN who saved a carload of tourists after they were bogged has voiced his disgust at not being offered any beer as a sign of gratitude.

Furore erupts over indigenous hosing video

“It was first thing in the morning. I was cold after that.”

Tourists in tears amid emotional whale encounter

Up close encounter off Cape Moreton.

"It was looking into the guests' eyes and checking us out!

Sunshine Coast becoming the dreamboat of cruise tourism

TOURISM BOON: P&O's Pacific Jewel anchors off Mooloolaba on a beautiful and perfect winter's day.

Groundwork laid for further cruise growth

CQ island for rent, and you won't believe the price

WHAT A VIEW: Everything the light touches could be yours, with the whole of Pumpkin Island, off the Yeppoon Coast, up for rent.

Former XXXX island used to be one of the world's most expensive

China 'sneaking' onto Antarctica

Passengers trapped for more than a week on the icebound Russian research ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy are rescued by a Chinese helicopter in Antarctica in January 2014.

Australia's leadership role at the pole is being eroded