Opinion: The Byron Bay blues

BUS STOP: Byron Transit Station.

Byron Bay, we need to talk.

Union raises concerns for nurses working in isolation

Casino Nurses Association secretary Shirley Roach with Casino emergency departement nurses (from left) Elizabeth Bennett, Tracey Cunnington, and Rebecca Lyon outside the front of the Casino Memorial Hospital. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Concerns have been raised for the safety of nurses working alone

Memorial stone bench honours shark attack victim

Today marks the anniversary of local surfer Tadashi's tragic death


THE HAZARDS of travel that I touched on lightly last week centred mainly on my newly acquired germ phobia; I’m pleased to report that I am still sniffle-free.

Opinion: My car hire hell

THE HAZARDS of travel that I touched on lightly last week centred mainly on my newly acquired germ phobia; I’m pleased to report that I am still sniffle-free.

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Coast’s world-class sailor takes a new tack in global career

Stacey Jackson on the bow of Team SCA during the last Volvo Ocean Race.

Sunshine Coast sailor joins all-woman crew for Sailing Arabia tour

IN DEEP: Colourful dive at Jew Shoal site

A nudibranch.

Jew Shoal lies just north of Noosa Heads in Laguna Bay

Fishing: Carping on about the weather and, ahem, herpes

Fishing from Woolgoolga Headland.

The forecast for the weekend is lousy.

Beer & BS: Roothy tells how to keep an old truck running

John Rooth's old faithful Milo: It’s not that hard to keep an old truck flush in new parts

John Rooth lifts the lid on diesel power and Chooka’s latest hairdo.

12V tips: Five easy 4WD upgrades you can do at home

It’s a pretty safe bet there’s been more than a few divorces due to warm steaks, burnt fuses and wives tripping over tent pegs sticking out of the ground in the dark.

A few 12V upgrades can make 4WDing a whole lot more comfortable.

Camp cooking: Whip up a feast from whatever you've got

Roothy ready to get cooking on the campfire

Sometimes I just make things up to suit whatever’s in the truck.

Greyhound racing

The Lismore community gathered together on Sunday to rally against the greyhound...

Accident on Bangalow Road

Emergency services at the scene of a crash at Bexhill on February 5.

A two vehicle accident on Bangalow Road near the Eltham turnoff involving gas...

Selling Houses is team back to save more Aussie homeowners

Charlie Albone, Andrew Winter and Shaynna Blaze star in the TV series Selling Houses Australia.

ANDREW Winter and Shaynna Blaze reflect on nine seasons.

Byron Shire is the Far North Coast’s top property performer

Byron Bay has lived up to its boom or bust reputation

Weekend Star gives you all the goss on real estate

Learn all you need about real estate in our Saturday paper.

New real estate report in Saturday's paper.

VIDEO: Leopard attacks man in Indian school

The eight-year-old male leopard injured six people.

Leopard on the loose for 10 hours before tranquilisers took effect

Middle Earth is a ‘place of healing’ in Ewingsdale

Middle Earth Gardens Ewingsdale

A garden in Middle Earth is all about love.

88% of parents can’t help their children with their homework

Most children get no joy from parents when they need help with homework.

Study reveals most parents can't help with homework.