Hail, outages, localised flooding and building damage.

A five minute heavy downpour saw Felicity Wilde's property at Riley's Hill take on water very quickly.

Thunderstorms create havoc across the Northern Rivers.

Rainbow capes the right attire for Tropical Fruits

Rainbow capes by South Australian artist Evelyn Roth will be featured in this year's Tropical Fruits parade.

This year's theme for the Tropical Fruits Festival is Superfreaks

A Delicious party for a seasoned DJ

Sydney DJ Matt Vaughan.

A Delicious party for a seasoned DJ


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Tip of the spear: a whole new world of fishing adventure

Blue water diving will often get you some cracking fish, but you will need a boat to find them

Spearfishing isn’t just a way to catch a feed; it’s a lifestyle.

Bush cooking: How to make a camp oven pizza

Everyone loves pizza, it’s a favourite in our family

North Stradbroke Island: Too good to be true

Letting down your tyre pressure is paramount. Anyone who goes camping is usually packed to the brim so 18psi is a good starting point; this is where the tyre gauge and air compressor earn their keep.

What Straddie has to offer needs to be experienced, not explained.

Drive your old 4WD every day: 10 ways to improve it

If you're chasing serious adventure, nothing compares to old tin.

Slow, uncomfortable and unreliable, but old 4WDs sure are fun.

Bush cooking: How to make Roothy's Rhino Rissoles

They're not really made from rhinos

Red Centre: Roothy and the boys head to a desert oasis

The mighty Finke River: Locals talk of how in flood it rages wide and deep until it carries water all the way to Lake Eyre.

Mad dogs, Englishmen and LowRangers go out in the midday sun.

Lismore Base Hospital

Emergency services were on hand as part of the scaffolding fell from the work site...

Hurford Harwood Art Prize

Hurford Harwood Art Prize

Shark enquiry in Ballina

Recent shark enquiry held in Ballina

Shark enquiry in Ballina

End of an era with Anglican church up for sale for $65,000

Lifetime resident says for-sale church was always a part of the town

Kindness: Let it “make your day”

Kindness: Let it “make your day”

Kindness: Let it “make your day”

OPINION: How small can suburban blocks get?

These townhouses are for sale at the Glen Eden Mews Estate, Glen Eden, Gladstone.

My Comment with QT Deputy Editor Andrew Korner

Get festive in your garden

Hardy perennials like sunpatiens flower profusely, but you won’t need to replace them as often as annuals.

With only weeks until Christmas it's time to get your garden ready

Peckham business develops 'first hangover-preventing meat'

Serious Pig: The world’s first hangover- preventing meat treat

Zoo puts on what might be boy's last birthday

PRECIOUS MEMORIES TO CHERISH: Queensland Zoo’s lemurs are a favourite for Miller O’Flynn and his mum, Sophie Cashen.

Mum made sure Miller would attend his, possibly last, birthday party