Rudest map: What Northern Rivers place names made the cut?

Bullshit Hill is on Australia's rude map.

We still can't believe that Blue Knob isn't on the list

Lismore roadworks to disrupt bridge traffic

Roadworks

Watch out for changed traffic conditions this weekend

Priscilla is coming to Brunswick Heads

Northern Rivers gender illusionist Maude Boate (Michael Gates) promoting the upcoming screenings of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Brunswick Picture House.

Maude Boate will host two special screenings







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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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Top 5 in local entertainment this week

HERE are our top 5 events in local entertainment this week.

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!

This week's Northern Rivers gig guide

INTIMATE REQUESTS: This month at Miss Amber & Stukulele’s uKE Night you can request or perform your favourite songs from the past five years. The stage will not be used so everyone is at the same level.Come along with or without a four-stringed friend and feel the love of an impromptu community sing along. Adults $10 – Kids under 15 $2.50 from 6:30pm tonight  Thursday at Club Mullum in the Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby.Photo by  (this one has no water mark)

All the events happening across the region this coming week

John Williamson winding up for another Gympie Muster

John Williamson is bringing some new songs and artists to this year's Muster.

John Williamson is back and ready to put on his best show ever

$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...

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

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

Scientists debunk a key theory of evolution

Pseudomyrmex ants live in and protect acacia plants Alexandra Westrich, The Field Museum

Red Queen Hypothesis did not seem to work

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.

You've probably never had coffee this way before

COFFEE TASTER: Homegrown Health barista Rhiannon Wieck serves up the coffee tapas.

Coffee tapas is a new way to enjoy the hot beverage

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

An artist's impression of the new Bryant Property Group development approved for Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

NACHOS on the run is about to get a whole lot easier

Twice as much Troy will please country music lovers

CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Singer Troy Cassar-Daley plans to take some time off to spend with family next year.

TROY Cassar-Daley is releasing a new album and book.

Courtney Stodden gets Reborn Doll

Courtney Stodden is trying to get over her recent miscarriage

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

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'

Business

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?

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

Mini Cooper S Convertible road test and review

APPEALING DROP: Mini Cooper S Convertible cheaper and more economical, and still delights with its fun nature and excellent handling

New Mini Convertible cheaper and more economical

DASHCAM: Scooter rider learns painful lesson in wet

'BMW and scooter both made a stupid lane change without warning'

DASHCAM: Truck sends car spinning during merge madness

Dashcam captures dramatic collision.

A small sedan has terrifying crash with a truck on Brisbane onramp.