Forget fast food and pub grub - try Casino's new restaurant

Brian Conderan is opening a new restaurant at the Oxford Hotel in Casino called Top Deck.

"This town has never done this kind of menu before."

Body of missing man recovered by police divers

The man went missing on Wednesday after his car was swept off a bridge on Martins Road into floodwaters at Larnook.

Days of searching after car swept into floodwaters

Car crashes into shops in main street of village

A car has crashed into shops in the main street of Bangalow.

The driver has fled, but shops have been significantly damaged







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BBQ and bluegrass make sweet music in Bangalow

BARBECUE smoke hung heavy over Bangalow at the weekend during the town's annual Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival.

Spectacular support for school going to Sydney

The Casino Lions Club presents a cheque for $2500 to the Casino Public School.

19 young students heading to 2016 Schools Spectacular

Visiting Vikings bring history to life at local markets

Naomi and Krystal, or Killian, have recently joined Rognvald's Lith to take their part in Viking life.

Medieval fantasies came to life last weekend at Coraki

Top Bentley Art Prize goes to Sunshine Delight

Lyn Pool won amateur painting with a portrait of her dog Banjo.

Rain holds off from Bentley Art Prize

Radio star and producer already in the making

TUNE IN: Donna Maria and Nick Colbrelli Adams working on radio broadcasts for Richmond Valley Radio 88.9FM from home.

Nick is already working on his career

Special event to help orphans in the Philippines

HELPING HAND: Members of Casino Presbyterian Church in the orphanage in the Philippines.

A trivia night will raise funds to help Philippines orphanage

When gardening gets competitive and Spring is coming

A winning hanging pot plant from Woodburn was an entry by Ev Hanson exhibited in the Woodburn and District Garden Club 2015 Garden Competition.

Garden clubs are gearing up for scents of springtime

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Priscilla is coming to Brunswick Heads

LOCAL iconing drag queen Maude Boate will host two special screenings

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CRAFY OCCASION: Co-ordinator of the Alstonville-Wollongbar Quota Club's Arts, Craft and Garden Fair, Susan French (left) with club president Diana Cooper holding a decorated boot which is part of a campaign in support of an organisation lobbyng for more service for those with depression.

Music, craft, rugby, theatre and more

Top 5 in local entertainment this week

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Fallskaraoke: Sing for your tickets

The Jezabels are an Australian indie rock band formed in Sydney in 2007. They consist of Nik Kaloper on drums and percussion, Samuel Lockwood on lead guitar, Hayley Mary on lead vocals and Heather Shannon on piano and keyboard.

The 2016/17 Falls Music & Arts Festival line-up has landed!

$10b Ausgrid sale rejection 'right thing to do': Hogan

SHOCK VALUE: The State Government's 'poles and wires' sale to fund NSW infrastructure projects won't be affected by the Federal Treasurers decision to block the $10 billion Ausgrid sale to an Asian venture.

Page MP says Chinese investment knockback should not be politicised.

Indian delights are still on the menu at Bexhill store

Bexhill General Store owners George Singh will be saying goodbye to the store this Saturday. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Never fear - it's not the end of the popular curries and samosas

Woolworths' "sneaky" reaction to people buying other milk

Woolworths is accused of being "sneaky" for selling its own range of "Farmers' Own Milk" to make money off shoppers who are opting not to buy Woolworths' brand of milk.

The product’s label shows it is actually produced by Woolworths.

$25 billion drink company targets local businesswoman

WORLDS APART: Alstonville businesswoman Natalie Brookes is being pursued by Monster Beverage Corporation over her use of the word "monster" in her business name, Ferment Monster.

Alstonville woman fights "unfounded" claims by monster multinational

New $1.7m McDonald’s planned for the Northern Rivers

An artist's impression of a proposed new McDonald's for Ballina.

The new fast food outlet would create about 80 new jobs

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV is one of the most eagerly awaited cameras.

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Flooded creek search

A Range Rover remains perched in trees after being washed from Martins Bridge at Larnook. The driver remains missing.

Emergency services search for a Billen Cliffs man who went missing after his car...

Rio in pictures: 17 incredible moments from the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Fireworks explode over Maracana stadium with the Mangueira 'favela' community in the foreground during opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games commenced tonight at the iconic stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

These 17 images from Getty capture the true spirit of the Olympics, the joy, the...

Giant skull sculpture explained

Northern Rivers artist Daniel Clemmett explains the meaning behind his latest...

Priscilla at Brunswick Heads

Priscilla at Brunswick

Priscilla at Brunswick Heads

Federal Police support Wear It Purple Day

Federal Police show support for WearItPurple day.

Australian Federal Police release video in support of diversity amongst young...

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

GARDENING: Common tea-tree a star of the late-winter garden

Pink New Zealand tea-tree.

Winter burst of colour brightens up the garden ahead of spring

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

RELATIONSHIPS: It's not raining men, ladies

It's the case of the man drought for many Australian towns.

Women outnumber men in Australia

Mind You: Let's take different view on our feelings

Learning to see things differently gives us access to different choices.

Slow down and take a moment when you get annoyed

10 undemanding indoor plants to have in your house or office

A cactus is the perfect go-to plant for people with the blackest thumbs.

Give yourself a green boost with easy-to-care-for indoor plants

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

9 jobs available on the Northern Rivers right now

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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,”

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

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Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

8 jobs available on the Northern Rivers right now

Looking for a job in the region right now?

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

Mazda6 Touring road test and review

RUNOUT SPECIALS: With a new model fast approaching, the outgoing Mazda6 should be available at a very appealing price.

Stellar mid-size class of 2016