Encounters on stage at Lennox Head

COMING SOON: Dancers Elizabeth Venn and Tess Eckert are part of Encounters, the upcoming performance by SPRUNG!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc.

By Sprung!! Dance Theatre Inc

Man stabbed multiple times in groin and back, woman charged

A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed multiple times

MON Sep 26: Kick the kilos leaderboard

AWESOME work over the weekend, folks, with all groups stacking on the kilometres and kicking the kilos.

The perfect breakfast for losing weight

This breakfast tastes so good you won't even notice it's healthy

Get fit for summer with Sally: Workout #3

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

Week three of our twelve part series is sure to whip you into shape

FRI Sep 23: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Kick the kilos dinkus

BUNDY has taken second place on the per capita table.

WED Sep 21: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

Summerland Catalogue Distributors is looking for walkers to deliver the Echo.

NEW South Wales needs to kick it up a gear.

Why we're still in love with the wellbeing diet

Research leads to popular eating plan to kick the kilos

TUES Sept 20: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

HERE'S today's leaderboard, folks!

Final Balllina count for councillors is in

A NEW council has been elected for Ballina Shire

Councillors for these three councils should be known today

Ballina Council Chambers.

Preference counting for councillors stars today for three councils

COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Your guide to every candidate

The NSW local government elections are on today.

Before you head to the polls, read this.

Lismore City Council: The contenders

Lismore City Council: The candidates, where to vote

Richmond Valley Council: The contenders

TOWN PRIDE: Crowds watch the Beef Week led steer competition in Casino. Below: fishing at Evans Head. Both towns are going through many ups and downs which makes voting on Saturday very important.

Mayoral race wide open following retirements

Byron Shire Council: The contenders

Democracy is alive and well in Byron Shire.

With 36 candidates, there is someone for everyone

Opinion: Council elections nearly upon us

Voters tend to ignore until it comes time to hit the ballot box

'What if the patient gags?': Fears for local hospital care

IT'S BAFFLING why Kyogle Memorial Hospital would reject AINs in favour of lesser-trained staff, especially for elderly patients, says union rep.

Security staff taking over nursing duties at hospital

Kyogle Memorial Hospital.

UNION fears for the elderly as nursing staff lose shift work

A raft of activities on and off the water at festival

Winners of the home made raft race at a past Woodburn Riverside Festival were Peter Wylie of Woodburn with son Clay, 12 and friend Stephen Kennedy, 12 of Woodburn.

It's time to start building your raft

Coming out of the shadows to prevent suicide

Standing on the North Wall at Evans Head participants walked in Out of the Shadows, making a statement against suicide.

People make a stand against suicide

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De La Soul: The hippies of hip hop in Byron

THE American trio is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap.

These Odd Bods to entertain across the generations

ON STAGE: Northern Rivers band the Odd Bods.

Odd Bods sure to entertain with a range of music

Umbilical Brothers set to perform Speedmouse in Lismore

The Umbilical Brothers are set to play Lismore tonight.

The Umbies' most beloved show, Speedmouse, is back.

Make a dollar or save a dollar on mega sale day

Second Hand Saturday is on this weekend with more than 900 garage sales registered in the Northern Rivers region.

Second hand Saturday bigger and better than ever

Putting best foot forward with new shoe shop in town

Leanne Spencer opened up a new shoe store in Alstonville with her aunt, Lyn Paff.

Owner says new shop fills a big gap in the town

BCU is now the Credit Union of the Year

THRILLED: bcu has been awarded Money Magazine's Credit Union of the Year for 2016. Pictured is the area manager from bcu's Lismore store, Peter Jarvis (right) with, from left, Steve Anderson, Elke Moser, James Hardgrave and Neil Boyd.

BCU is now one of the leading credit unions

New food market this weekend

Twenty food trucks are expected to be part of the first Byron Bay Good Vibes Twilight Street Food Market this weekend at the YAC.

Twenty gourmet food trucks will offer their products this Saturday

Why open plan offices may not be so great after all

Open plan offices can promote collaboration... and conflict.

You might actually be more productive at home with the cat...

Billions wiped off sharemarket amid rate hike fears

Wall Street triggers fall in market with energy, mining stocks hit

Housing market takes a spill despite rates cut

The number of new loans to owner occupiers fell 4.2% in July

Shark attack at Lighthouse Beach

Multiple people attended the scene at Lighthouse Beach where a shark attack took place around 9:30 on Monday morning. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

A shark attack took place around 9:30 on Monday morning

Ballina shark attack

A 17-year-old boy was attacked by a shark at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, this morning.

A 17-year-old boy was attacked by a shark at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, this...

NSW Open Regional Qualifier

Lindsay Ross is competing in the NSW OPEN Regional Golf Qualifier at the Grafton Golf course on Sunday, 25th September, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

All the action from the NSW Open Golf Championships regional qualifying event held...

Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been revealed, with Holden saying it will be sold in Australia in 2017 as part of its SUV line-up.Photo: Contributed

Holden's new mid-sIZe SUV for 2017 will be based on the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV...

Mountain Bike Map

DIRECTIONS: A map of the New Italy Mountain Bike Park

A MAP of the New Italy Mountain Bike Park

Lismore Cup Photo recap

The Lismore Cup saw eight major races take place on the track. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

You loved our photos so much we thought we would add a few more for you to have a...

Teen attacked by shark.

Multiple people attended the scene at Lighthouse Beach where a shark attack took place around 9:30 on Monday morning. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Police respond after 17-year-old teen was bitten by a shark at Lighthouse Beach in...

Shark attack: "It was quite a shock"

NSW Surf Lifesaving spokesperson speaks about the shark attack that occurred this...

Arnold Palmer Dies

Arnold Palmer, left, presents the championship trophy to Jason Day, of Australia, after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, March 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Legendary Golfer dies at 87.

Photos hit awards gold

Photographer's photographs attract national attention

Ten-year-old's hilarious rules for boy who has crush on her

A ten-year-old is schooling everyone on unrequited crushes

Infiniti QX30 all-wheel-drive SUV road test and review

ALL-PAW PREMIUM: Why be a sheep? If you fancy a premium all-wheel-drive small SUV alternative to your Germans, Infiniti offers its attractive QX30. But should you buy one?

Stylish crossover a break from the norm

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

How to keep your relationship afloat

It can take work to keep your love alive.

Al relationships hit rough seas, here's how to say above the waves

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

New $33 million development planned for Ballina Shire

The site of a proposed seniors living development at Skennars Head.

Plans include 211 homes, clubhouse and recreational facilities

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.

Mining contract firm expands to Papua New Guinea and WA

CQ Field Mining general manager Dean Scott (right) and his staff at Paget (from left) Danny Chrzanowski, Liam Keighran, Jason Holt, Julie Hope, Kirsty Head, Sara Aston and Sharon McLean.

Almost 100 applicants as expansion opens new job opportunities

Female only job listing rubs men up the wrong way

The ad on Seek.

Comments on social media suggest the ad is "sexist”.

Go to jail ... if you want a job

Prisons around New South Wales require hundreds more officers.

More than 1400 positions to be created

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

9 jobs available on the Northern Rivers right now

Looking for work on the Northern Rivers?

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

All-new Volkswagen Tiguan SUV road test and review

Volkswagen’s long-awaited Tiguan SUV update is bigger, bolder and blingier than its predecessor

All-new mid-size SUV ready to boost VW sales

Holden reveals all-new Equinox SUV is Australia bound

COMING SOON: Chevrolet reveals its global Equinox SUV model and Holden quickly confirms we'll be seeing it in Australia in 2017.

2017 arrival for Captiva replacement

WATCH: How to get a council to fix your road

New South Wales farmer Kate Broughton standing on a road that use to be able to handle a school bus but is barely used these days due to the condition of the road and lack of maintenance and repair.

Farming family uses video submission to get council to fix road

Why this man is selling his 130 rare, prestige cars

NICE RIDE: Roy Gorring is selling off the Queensland Auto Museum's collection of cars.

More than a hundred people browsed the 130 cars

Stars' Cars - The Block's Ben Toyne and Andy Sutherland

BUILDING BLOCKS: Best mates Ben Toyne and Andy Sutherland take a break from The Block to tell us about their motoring pasts and presents

The boys from The Block talking cars