$13 million development pulls out of Lismore

GAME CHANGER: The $13 million proposal by Quest proposal is for a three-storey complex featuring 41 serviced apartments, 53 on-site carparks, 24-hour on-site management, a gymnasium and modern guest facilities.

'Game changer' proposal falls through

Heatwave: Temperatures reach 34 degrees, tipped to hit 43

Generic hot weather photo.

And it's only going to get hotter, folks.

Lismore man accused of murdering his son refused bail

A Lismore man will reappear in court next month to face charges of murdering his 29-year-old son.

Court hears the post mortem results have not been finalised






Value of safety is $250,000 in the community

NSW government has made grants available to Clarence and Richmond Valley councils and local community organisations for projects to improve safety.

See turtles up close on rescue centre tour

SPLASH: This green sea turtle, held by Australian Seabird Rescue general manager Kath Southwell, splashed some of the children on a tour of seabird rescue's headquarters.

The turtles don't mind giving the tour groups a splash, too

Highway traffic changes that you need to know about

The upgrade map of the Teven to Pimlico section of the Pacific Highway.

Speed limits are being reduced and there are some delays expected

Festival grant to help produce next generation of writers

Program introduced to over 100 Northern Rivers schools

How bushfires were fought before fire brigade

BERNARD O'REILLY: Pioneer, hero and author.

How pioneers saved homes without fire brigade

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Northern Rivers murder mystery takes out award at Flickerfest

FINDING the perfect local cast for the film sealed the idea of shooting in the region.

Join the challenge to Live Life Large this Friday

Deborah and Neil Marks have been inspired by Jodie's Inspiration to Live Life Large.

Business owner's invitation to join her on Jodie's Inspiration hike

Things to do with your kids these school holidays

Founder of byron4kids, Michelle Ruthven, with her children.

One mother made it her task to help families discover what's on

Husband and wife duo flaunt art talent at exhibition

Wood turner and carver, Rowan McFarlane, has a number of pieces on display at a Ballina exhibition.

STOP by during January for locally made woodwork and textiles

LAND VALUES: Figures reveal how much your property is worth

Land values in Ballina have increased over the past 12 months.

Property in one Northern Rivers town has increased by almost 14%

Prawns prices at a stand still for fishers after import ban

Clarence River Fisherman's Coop fishing and marketing manager Garry Anderson says "throught the roof prices for prawns” haven't hit the Clarence yet.

High prawn prices following an imports ban haven't filtered through.

$150,000 in grants to unearth digital talent in regions

Australian Information Industry Association chief Rob Fitzpatrick talking about a $150,000 grants program to unearth innovation from businesses, educators and communities using the National Broadband Network.

Unearthing NBN success stories may result in innovation being shared

Record breaking 50,000 passengers in a month at airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport broke their record for the number of passengers in a single month.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport had over 50,000 passengers in a month

$144 for a van site: Tell them they’re dreaming

Relaxing in the Caravan Park at Evans Head are members of the Gold Coast Rockers.

Readers and caravan parks give more realistic price range

Should we be worried about 'For lease' signs in CBD?

Tommys is among the most recent businesses to close its doors in Lismore's CBD.

Tommys Tavern among the latest businesses to close

Cricket's best 10 moments from 2016: Getty Images

Trent Boult of New Zealand takes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Mitch Marsh of Australia during day two of the Test match between New Zealand and Australia at Basin Reserve on February 13, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Cricket's best 10 moments from 2016: Getty Images

I Am Summer 2016 Northern Star

A Golden Summer - User Contributed

Some of the entries we have received in our competition "I am Summer".

Meet the Rafiki Mwema founders

The 'Queen's Castle' has been built in Kenya, thanks to the work of Lennox Head woman Sarah Rosborg and her charity Rafiki Mwema.

Come and join Rafiki Mwema at the Beef+Beach Lennox Head for this sit down dinner...

Valley View display home

Richmond Hill Holdings developer Lucas Zorzo and LJ Hooker Lismore sales agent Robert Menin at the display home for a new estate in Richmond Hill.

Six Lismore housing developments have a wide range of lots and building styles for...

Shark with no mate hatches offspring

Leonie, the leopard shark hatch 3 offspring last April.

A Leopard shark in a Townsville aquarium has reproduced by asexual production.

Chapel St Drug Deaths

Police suspect a "bad batch" of ecstasy caused 3 deaths.

3 dead and 20 in hospital after taking ecstasy.

Australians in Mexican Shooting

5 dead and 15 injured in nightclub shooting.

Australian tourists have been caught up in a fatal nightclub shooting in Mexico.

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

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The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

A good man is hard to find girls ... but not in Coffs!

DATING website Elite Singles has added Coffs Harbour to its nationwide map of cities where loyal and trustworthy guys live.

Ladies the secret is out Coffs Harbour is home to trustworthy fellas

Hot Hatch Toyota Yaris pictures revealed

YARIS HOT HATCH: Our love of performance offerings will hopefully convince Toyota Australia we'd love a Yaris hot hatch

Hot hatch confirmed, but will it reach Australia?

A nasty facial tumour could destroy this little girl

HORRIFIC TUMOUR: Lennox Head mum Sadie Hunt is hoping to help this little Kenyan girl Judy Kwamboka by raising money for needed surgery.

Like all 13-year-olds Judy Kwamboka should be noticing boys

'Nardya will not be going home'

On Wednesday the 25-year-old was given a week to live

Suzuki Ignis micro SUV on sale at just $16990 drive away

LITTLE ZOOK: Bags of personality, custom colour choices, impressive standard kit and quite unique styling, Suzuki's tiny new Ignis SUV is ready to take you to Funky Town.

Unique micro SUV arrives at a super sharp price

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

6 new estates to build a home on the Northern Rivers

Land estates are available now on the Northern Rivers with some stages opening up soon.

Looking for a place to put down roots and raise a family?

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

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CASHED UP: The best paying jobs to chase in 2017

The IT sector is showing some big increases in wages.

They're the jobs you need to make a motza

Employment makes strongest monthly gain in a year

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

Employment rebounded 39.1k in November

Third time lucky: Ipswich included in $20M jobs package

Boilermaker Jake Schostakowski gets to work at Ipswich business J.A Evans and Co.

Ipswich manufacturing business in hot seat to win 'innovation' grant

JOBS: Adani seeking workers for Bowen office

Adani has advertised jobs for their Bowen office.

Jobs advertised online by mining company

Why no one over 50 can land a job

It's becoming increasingly hard for those over 50 to land a job

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Holden's new Astra sedan to replace Cruze model

ALL CHANGE: Outgoing Cruze model will be replaced by a sedan version of the impressive new Astra hatchback launched late last year.

New sedan launches here in May

Detroit Motor Show 2017 round up

SUV STAR: Audi Q8 is a 330kW plug-in petrol-electric SUV concept looking close to production ready and set to arrive here by 2018.

Detroit delivers dose of delights

All about style at Ballina show and shine

ALL ABOUT STYLE: Damien Veness, from Boat Harbour, with his 1955 DeSoto which he showed at the North Coast Street Machine's Show and Shine in Ballina last Sunday.

Damien Veness was keen to restore a car with style

Holden names the day its final Australian car will be built

GOODBYE, ELIZABETH: Holden confirms it will build its final car in Australia - a Commodore - in October this year at its Elizabeth plant as it makes a final transition to vehicle importer.

Holden Commodore: 26/10/1978 - 20/10/2017

Top tips to help your kids beat the school blues

Experts share advice to help children take their first steps through the school gates.

Psychologists and parents offer advice and share stories in Weekend

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