Four ways you can avoid hassles with snakes this summer

An eastern brown snake

Being aware of these facts may help you if you encounter a snake

'Jed' Coey dies from skiing injuries, $50k raised for family

Kellie, Jared and Zain Coey. Photo: Enigma Visions Photography

Queensland man had been in induced coma

Surf businesses suffering as shark fear continues in Ballina

DOWNTURN: Surfboard maker Wayne Webster is just one Ballina Shire surf business suffering due to the shark attacks and sightings off the coast.

Shark situation has had a 'dramatic impact on psychology' of locals


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WATCH: Anger as driver appears to swerve at dingo on Fraser

Karin Kilpatrick has shared her disgust after footage emerged of a driver appearing to deliberately swerve at a dingo on Fraser Island.

A video appears to show driver taking a swerve toward a dingo.

$200,000 lure to catch anglers of all abilities


State government ramps up fishing spots for people with disabilities

Servicing modern 4WD diesels - the evils of carbon

Carbon is a distasteful word whether politically or mechanically

Best of the bush: Home is where the heart is

I had no idea what to expect. Last time I dropped over that last hill the place had been deserted. No signs of the road, not much of a track.

Behind the scenes as Roothy and co head back to where it all began

Coffs Harbour to Birdsville – the long way

On our way to Haddon Corner before heading to the Burke and Wills Dig Tree.

Birdsville races and back via the Corner Country and Flinders Ranges

Tread lightly: Are you doing your bit to keep tracks open?

The public perception is against us offroaders.

Bluey faces long recovery after wild dog attack

Whian Whian resident Jan Petroff describes the attack on her blue heeler, Bluey, by wild dogs.

Whian Whian resident Jan Petroff describes the attack on her blue heeler, Bluey, by...

Resident amazed crash driver survived

The wreck of a car that crashed at Ballina Road, Goonellabah, on Saturday night. Miraculously, the driver not only survived but then successfully evaded police officers and the dog squad.

Goonellabah resident Bob Barnes says he is amazed the driver of a car that crashed...

Crash after car chase at Goonellabah

Inspector Nicole Bruce of the Richmond Local Area Command talks about a crash at Goonellabah on Saturday night.

Inspector Nicole Bruce of the Richmond Local Area Command talks about a crash at...

Epic sales as Lennox Head's new Epiq estate hits market

Most Lennox Head blocks sold to local first and second home buyers

Final lots in Ipswich golf estate released

MOVING IN: Builders keep busy at Golf Links Estate at Leichhardt as the first three stages released a year ago sell out.

New developers turn around stalled housing project at Country Club

Landlords laughing as property market boosts rentals demand

SUBURB SUCCESS: Lismore landlords are among those enjoying a surge in demand for rental properties.

Only 1.3% of local rentals were available to rent in August

Cancer claims brave mother at just 28-years-old

Christina Franklin with her partner Nathan Moon and son Blair, then 10 months.

Christina Moon leaves behind three-year-old son and husband

Popular blogger's family's health trip to hell and back

HAPPIER TIMES: A recent photo of Bruce and Tracey Devereaux.

Popular daddy blogger shares his terror as wife fights for her life

Health challengers beating the bulge for life

Your Slim Chance participants upbeat as they notice slimming change