Marine rescue volunteers look forward to tower demolition

GOODBYE TO OLD, HELLO TO NEW: Ballina Marine Rescue's Commander John Donoghue with the old and new towers in the background.

New state-of-the-art building is almost ready to open

New police vehicles hit streets of Northern Rivers

Highway patrol Sergeant Dave Carter with the new XR8 Falcons which have been delivered to the area. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Three new Ford XR8s for local police

Beer: The big winner at the business awards

WELL DONE: Winners on stage at the Business of the Year announcements at the Lismore Workers Club.

Stone and Wood Co top the business awards

TUES Sept 27: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

They've been lagging behind for the past week, but Tweed - while still in last place on the KM leaderboard - has doubled their total overnight.

MON Sep 26: Kick the kilos leaderboard

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

ALL groups are 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

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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Family fights to stop more deaths from rare disease

The life-threatening condition you've probably never heard of

'How gorillas changed my life'

Annette Henderson lived and worked with gorillas in the African jungle for more than a year and has written a book about her amazing experience.

Author shares her unbelieveable tale of life deep in the jungle

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

De La Soul: The hippies of hip hop in Byron

ICONS: American hip hop band De La Soul are Vincent Mason, Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur.

The American trio is an icon of contemporary urban music.

Buyers forking out millions

Owners benefiting from undersupplied Northern Rivers market

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

Northern Rivers Regional Business Awards winners

LEFT: Sustainability Award winner James Perrin from Stone & Wood Brewing Co.

A huge congratulations to the amazing finalists and category winners at this years'...

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...

Highlights of Clinton/Trump Debate

Over 100 million expected to tune in.

Best moments from the first Presidential debate.

Clinton/Trump clash in Debate

Presidential debate begins.

Presidential debate fires up over tax policies.

Clinton-Trump Debate

Presidential debate begins.

Opening comments from the Clinton/Trump Presidential debate.

Can you help solve the mystery of this WWI photograph?

MYSTERY: This old photograph, discovered in a frame bought at a garage sale, has local history buffs curious about the family's identity.

Photograph accidentally bought in garage sale

How a man makes it as a chef in Rocky, using only one arm

R-L: are Jez, Rocky Resort Motor Inn Manager Don McLeod and CQUni Chef Teacher Tim Wade.

'I've since learned that I should never judge a book by its cover'

BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?

Yesterday's attack reminded us that sharks are still out there, despite a quiet year so far. There are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of an unwanted encounter.

Some tips and helpful apps to help you be safe

Dinner sorted: Stuffed Anaheim Chillies

Get your Chilli Anaheim seeds with the paper today.

Get a load of this amazing recipe.

Death to the 9 to 5 work day

The 9-to-5 schedule doesn't conform to most people's lives or workflows.

She gets to work whenever she wants and leaves whenever she wants

Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

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,”

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

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