Lismore Paddle Challenge raises $2000

Paddlers joined in while a crowd watched all in support of Summerland Credit Union administrative assistant Kirstie Salgram who signed up for the three-day fundraising event in Fiji because she thought it would be an amazing opportunity to help impoverished people. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Challenge sees 11 minor celebs paddling.

Liam Hemsworth could be joining his brother in Byron

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BYRON could be home to two Hemsworth brothers

Maudeville is back, brighter and shinier than ever

DIVA: Maude Boat as MC of the Cabaret Show at a previous Tropical Fruit’s New Year Eve Party in Lismore.

IN A city full of divas, only one reigns supreme: Maude Boate.







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WATCH: The Gladstone brothers behind the electric reel

Darren Jeacocke putting the electric reel invention to good use. Photo: Cory Jeacocke.

These Gladstone brothers don't let anything get in their way.

Call out to curb the carp in our river systems

Carp is a problem in our local river systems.

Carp an urgent issue in river systems

Sensitive waratahs love some shelter from the afternoon sun

This is one of the most spectacular native flowering plants

Apple’s new rose gold laptop

Sick of your standard silver Macbook?

Why not make a flourless chocolate cake for mum?

Recipes and images from In the Kitchen by Simmone Logue (Murdoch Books).

It's a great cake for those not tolerant of flour

How to keep cut flowers for longer

Bouquet mixed bouquet flowers

What to do with those gifts of flowers

MKR finale brings back memories of grand final brownie

You can’t go past this recipe for easy to make brownie heaven.

We thought we’d share with you a recipe we used in our grand final

Build a timber planter box with love and glue for Mother’s Day

How to build a planter box.

Get crafty this weekend and build mum a planter box.

Bong throwing at MardiGrass 2016

The Nimbin MardiGrass Hemp Olympix wrap

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

10 ‘must-see’ open homes on the Northern Rivers this weekend

McGrath Ballina have listed this home at 19 Stonehenge Place, Lennox Head.

Looking for a new home? Then check out this list.

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

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Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.