5 big projects bringing $300m to Lismore

SUPER SHOPPING: The planned Lismore Home & Leisure Centre would include nine large retailers, a 355-space carpark and dedicated café precinct with outdoor dining, children's play area and parents' room, plus taxi and mini bus drop-off areas.

Lismore is booming, and here's the proof

New Ballina marina would boost tourism, economy

Plans are progressing for a new marina at the trawler harbour site at West Ballina.

Time to have your say on redevelopment of the trawler harbour site

Hogan could lose Page, say bookmakers

The Member for Page Kevin Hogan reckons the $3.50 bookies odds him holding his seat are looking pretty tasty.

Bookies have the ALP firming as favourite to win Page

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THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

CSG protest blueprint employed against megaport plan

CONSERVATION groups and The Greens are taking no chances with a proposed megaport for Yamba, comparing it to attempts to establish CSG mining in the region.

STRANGE POLITICS: Bill cops verbal hiding at Liberal launch

An artist's impression of Barnaby Joyce dropping some "sick burns" on the opposition leader.

Joyce waiting for Labor to comment on the coalition's moon policy

Turnbull says #Brexit is reason to "stick with this mob"

Turnbull says Australia should "stick with this mob" for a while

Dire warnings from Turnbull at Liberal campaign launch

“There is no higher responsibility in government than protecting our borders and ensuring our nation is well-prepared to deal with threats to our security."

"You could end up with Bill Shorten as prime minister"

Turnbull to officially launch coalition campaign today

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison commented on the referendum in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Malcolm Turnbull aims to focus on stability and economic growth

John Safran tracks rise of minor parties in new doco

John Safran stars in the TV special The Goddam Election! With John Safran.

THE filmmaker puts book on hold to cover strange trends in election.

What's on the small screen this week

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones.

GAME of Thrones season six wraps up while Offspring returns.

LETTER: Are we in danger of losing our sense of humour?

Now the dust has settled on the Eddie McGuire Caroline Wilson affair I would just like to ask a question.

LETTER: Challenge set for Turnbull and Shorten

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media after touring the Josef Chromy winery in the seat of Bass in Launceston, Friday, May 20, 2016. Mr Turnbull is in Tasmania to talk about the government's free trade agreements with Asia. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

We should have the same plan for health across Australia

Dairy farmer says ‘He gets us’ of Barnaby Joyce

IN TOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce during his visit to Gympie this week.

Llew O'Brien's campaign director praises Barnbaby Joyce visit

LETTER: Desperate hope to find little brother

PAIN: A letter writer hopes to re-connect with her lost brother.

Every day I am consumed by what I could have done differently

STRANGE POLITICS: Bill cops verbal hiding at Liberal launch

An artist's impression of Barnaby Joyce dropping some "sick burns" on the opposition leader.

Joyce waiting for Labor to comment on the coalition's moon policy

Strange Politics: Turnbull and the Galloping Goats gang

“Am I a VLAD now?” Probably what former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is thinking in this photo.

Dutton claims Labor’s latest campaign tactic is really worrying.

Turnbull govt reveals new approach on regional health

DISADVANTAGES in rural health will become a key focus if the Coalition is re-elected.

Finally regions will get a Fair Go

Congestion on the Bruce Highway.

It's time for the major parties to close the country city gap

Fair Go campaign wins back our funding

The fund was originally created for people living in regional areas

Cities ahead by $2 billion in health funding

INVOLVED: Dr Ewen McPhee wants to see better heath services in rural areas.

People living in rural areas are missing out on $2 billion in funds

Fair Go means land and culture for local elder

BELONGING: Bundjalung Aboriginal elder Mickey Ryan says the region needs a multi-purpose cultural centre to express and celebrate their heritage.

Fair Go for Indigenous Australians

FAIR GO: Skin cancer rates shock Canadian doctor

HUGE SCOPE: Dr Kristin Johnston has noticed three times the number of skin cancers on the Northern Rivers to back home in Canada.

Cancer rates three times the rate

‘Put up or shut up’ on farm milk price

Mary Valley dairy farmer Cooloola Milk owner operator Dick Schroeder.

Farmers urged to unite against unfair processor prices.

NSW Governor tempted back to Beef Week

THE Governor of NSW has been invited back Casino Beef week in 2018 following his succesful visit to the festival in May.

Contest for the King's crown at Beef Week pie-eating comp

Renee King from King's Pies in Casino will host the Pie Eating Competition at Beef Week in May.

King's Pie Eating Competition back at Beef Week.

Fun rides on for Casino Beef Week

BEFFED UP: Supporters of Casino Beef Week in 2015 line up, (from left) Belinda Dockrill, Ebony Nowlan, John Hamilton, Grant Shedden, Sarah Yeo, festival president Stuart George, Lena Mager and Frank McKey.

CASINO looks set to be jam-packed from May 21–31

Hogan has a beef with Rocky over who is the capital

BEEF RIVALRY: Screenshots from the video of Page MP Kevin Hogan’s speech about Casino’s title of Beef Capital of Australia.  Deputy Speaker Michelle Landry (above) disagreed.

Kevin Hogan wasted no time in claiming Casino as beef capital

Is it ice cream? Is it poo? It’s Splendour art

In 2015 we learned that the infamous 'poo emoji' is actually an image of ice cream, so Mr Poopie will be a fitting Splendour homage to such a first world problem.

A fitting homage to the king of emojis

Five songs to survive Splendour if you are over 40

THE ONLY NAME YOU RECOGNISE? British rock band The Cure will headline the 2016 Splendour in the Grass music festival.

Listen to some of the Splendour music gems beyond The Cure

Splendour community grant applications are open

Splendour in the Grass 2016 poster

More than $450,000 have been distributed in 15 years

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When Hell Freezes Over

Meridian Theory at Ballina Hotel for the Hell Freezes Over festival. Photo Asagai Images

The inuagral 'When Hell Freezes Over' music festival in Ballina was a fantastic...


BATTLE ON: Two Vikings fight to the "death" at the Lismore Viking Village Solstice on the weekend.

Watch the drama of a Viking battle as skilled re-enactors vie to show off their...

Lismore Lantern Parade 2016

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The 2016 Lismore Lantern Parade brought the Northern Rivers community together in all its diversity in a grand celebration of the winter solstice.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The 2016 Lismore Lantern Parade brought the Northern Rivers...

TOP 10: Things to do this weekend

Lismore Lantern Parade menagerie.

Lantern parade, Primex and markets galore on Northern Rivers

If you catch a break from the wind, you’ll be fine

If the wind keeps offshore there’s a chance the swell could stay out wide, meaning the beaches could remain fishable.

Boaties beware river bars and exposed coast as big swell predicted

Two crocs sighted near Beaver Rock

PAST CROCODILE: One of the crocodiles previously spotted and later captured in the Mary River.

The hunt continues for two confirmed crocs living in the Mary River.

French yacht thief escapes charge, taxpayers foot $15k bill

 And the taxpayer is footing the $15,000 bill for removing the vessel from the beach after it began breaking up in king tides early in May.

Police say the case of a $200,000 yacht theft is not on their books.

Live Now: Work and Childcare

HOW do mums balance work and family life?

WATCH: Glory in death for Northern Rivers Vikings

Lismore Viking re-enactment group Rognvald’s Lith members Michael Rowe, Richard Guy, Travis Woods, Warren Thompson and Jim Hammond, will be participating in battle at the winter village at Liismore on June 25th and 26th. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Axes, swords, shields and spears clash in epic, bloody battle.

My Shout: A wink to a veteran in the craft beer market

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

Not a fan of Indian Pale Ales? This one might change your mind.

Winter: time for comfort food

Kumara are full of vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fibre.

Hearty vegetarian alternatives for winter.

Vivid timelapse

Screenshot from timelapse of Sydney's Vivid Festival

This timelapse shows Sydney's Vivid Festival

Carnifex Snippet 4

Carnifex are about to release new music with their sixth album. Photo Contributed

"Drown Me In Blood" from CA based death metal outfit CARNIFEX. Sixth studio album...

Carnifex Snippet 3

Carnifex are about to release new music with their sixth album. Photo Contributed

"Drown Me In Blood" from CA based death metal outfit CARNIFEX. Sixth studio album...

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?