REVEALED: Fate of Lismore's destroyed playground

The damage at Heritage Park Lismore following last night's fire.

Mayor: "We still need to figure out where the money will come from"

Dutton 'sympathetic' to allowing Lennox family to stay

Kai Tippett and Hayley Niedzielska with Sienna Tippett, 6, of Lennox Head, are appealling to the Australian Government not to deport them. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Peter Dutton discusses family's deportation issue on radio

Splendour goers using dating app Tinder to score drugs

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

"90% of tinder groups at Splendour are people looking for drugs"







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Rising Star scholarship winners ready to fly

KNOWS CHALLENGES: Scholarship recipient Lachlan Crowther is studying a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science thanks to support from The Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW and Southern Cross University.

Rising Star scholarship recipients share their hopes and dreams.

State award for Byron Shire Masterplan

The Byron Shire Town Masterplan has won an award.

Mayor Simon Richardson said it was a very satisfying achievement

It may be a load of rubbish but how should we deal with it?

Recycling bin, Lismore City Council.
Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Rubbish has the power to mobilise on social media

Firies fired up over “near misses” with bad drivers

The Ballina firies ask that motorists in Tamarind Dr give way to fire vehicles responding to emergencies.

Traffic failing to give way to crews coming out of Ballina station.

Rainforest restoration celebrating 30 years at Rocky Creek Dam

From Left: Anthony Acret (Rous Water), Kelvin Davies (Rainforest Trust Australia), Dr Tony Parkes (Big Scrub Landcare) and Stuart Anderson (Flow™ Hive) at the recent launch of the 18th Annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day.

Launch of 18th annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Byron High’s new band wins gold

Byron Bay High School’s band in action.

Teen-age pop/rock ensemble comes top of the class

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Brand Insights

Uke Night's fifth year celebration

MISS Amber and Stukelele are celebrating five years of Uke Night this month.

Top 5 in local entertainment

Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge are Baby et Lulu, a seductive French-language chanteuses

The Top 5 events in local entertainment this week.

Northern Rivers Gig Guide

DON'T MISS: Local rock singer Jaeden Ogston will be performing at The Sticky Wicket Bar in Byron Bay tomorrow.

All the latest in local entertainment

Sassy duo unveils Album Deux

RETURN: Baby et Lulu will be playing at the Byron Theatre.

Album Deux is Australian duo Baby Et Lulu’s latest release

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

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

Sunshine Sugar, a bright, local and sweet deal for locals

SWEET DEAL: Mark Lovett, Chairman Richmond River Canegrowers, Wayne Rodgers, Director Sunshine Sugar andJamie Kealy, IGA Manager, Ballina

Sunshine Sugar is promoting its local brand

Sports ethos fuels Cromwell Farm family’s ventures

EXTENDED FAMILY: Greg and Alison Cromwell near the pig run, which has access for free-range. They depend on their daughters’ input, and “amazing” support from two full-time and other staff.

Cromwell farm is an exemplar of healthy farming

Pizza chain goes into voluntary administration

Eagle Boys pizza store

Mackay Eagle Boys will continue to feed the Mackay community

Thousands of jobs needed for Pacific Hwy upgrade

More than 450 road designers will be doing detailed work on the remaining sections of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Hwy upgrade.

This month will see more work begin on highway upgrade

Kids embrace fiction for book parade

FICTION FUN: Amelie Playstead, 8, Logan Connolly, 8, and Archie Bates, 7, with their characters at the Wyrallah Road Public School Book Character Parade.

WYRALLAH Road Public School turned into a living book yesterday as fictional...

Jets over Evans

Pilots from 82 Wing based at Amberley RAAF Base fly Super Hornets over the Evans Head Air Weapons Range during a training exercise.

Super Hornets train over Evans Head

Baby Whale plays with Mum

Baby whale breaches off coast.

A Humpback Calf breaches in water off Tangalooma Resort.

Hillary Clinton's Fight Song

Stars sing in support of first female Presidential candidate.

Elizabeth Banks, Aisha, Sia and others sing in support of Hillary Clinton.

Trump wants Russians to Hack Hillary

Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

Donald Trump asks Russian hackers to find missing 30,000 emails.

Migaloo heads north with own 'bodyguard'

Migaloo is generating a little too much excitement, it seems.

White superstar of the water will be escorted to Great Barrier Reef

Health agency warns of possible carcinogens in tattoo ink

Red ink has been linked to dermatitis

CQUniversity reveals major expansion plans

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Hilary Winchester

CQUniversity has found another place to call home and this time it's

Road test review: Volkswagen Amarok Highline

The VW Amarok.

We road test the VW Amarok Highline dual cab ute.

Musical healer on a mission to help children in Nepal

HEALING: Shanti Rahal is heading off to Nepal to play music with the students.

Ms Rahal is meeting up with a small group of travellers

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Ngaiire: "I miss Lismore...”

ON STAGE: Former Northern Rivers resident Ngaiire during her set at Splendour.

Singer Ngaiire opens up at Splendour in the Grass

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started

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'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

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

8 jobs available on the Northern Rivers right now

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Five jobs available with Kyogle Council

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7 jobs available with Lismore council right now

Seven jobs available with Lismore City Council right now.

Looking for a job in the Lismore area?

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury comes automated

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is packed with impressive technology.

Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years comes with fireworks

Volkswagen has launched the 2016 Golf GTI 40 Years model Down Under.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years is shaping as a modern classic.

Road test review Subaru Liberty 3.6 R

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: While the look of the vehicle hasn’t changed, the Subaru Liberty 3.6 R offers improved suspension and safety features to entice buyers.

We test drive the Subaru Libert 3.6 R.

Smooth sailing in 2017 Holden Colorado

Holden has revealed the new Colorado ahead of the September arrival.

2016 Suzuki Vitara four-wheel drive road test review

The Suzuki Vitara is available with three different powerplants.

The Suzuki Vitara range put to the test in Far North Queensland.

Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition launched

STREET APPEAL: Hyundai has released the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition.

Hyundai has released the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition.