Police fear for missing teen

Police have made a public appeal to help locate a missing teen.

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a teenager

Secret reports prompt minister to overturn law on shark nets

TRIAL HAS BEGUN: Shark mesh nets  last week were installed off four Ballina Shire beaches as the six-month trial of the nets begins.

The minister was satisfied shark nets were of "national interest"

15 huge rusty anchors still missing off Lennox beach

Rusty anchors and chains from the failed eco barrier at Lennox Head.

Sharks aren't the only hazard for swimmers






How to beat the bulge this Christmas

'TIS the season for festive food, celebratory bubbles and parties aplenty....and a few extra kilos not on your Christmas wishlist.

KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

Who will take out the glory? Just two weeks to go in the ARM Kick the Kilos competition.

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

Keeping the kilos off for good takes commitment

Losing weight is only part of the challenge

FINAL WEEK: Get fit for summer with Sally

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

It's the last week of our getting fit for summer with Sally series

Diet trumps exercise in battle of the bulge

It takes a lot of work to burn off your favourite foods

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Man refuses to clean up after using asbestos in new driveway

A 70-YEAR-OLD man has received a hefty fine after council investigated the matter following complaints about noise and dust.

Prime vealers in short supply

Cattle ready for auction at the CQLX sale yards in Gracemere Photo Rachael Conaghan/The Rural Weekly

More than 240 cattle sold at Lismore Saleyards

Can you help market Kyogle?

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Council offering $4000 prize money to create new brand

$31,500 to help service 'save by soaring on angel wings'

ANGEL WINGS: Elle's mum, Michelle Underhill presented a five-firgure cheque to the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crew.

Bereaved family channel grief into helping a life-saving service

Kids as young as 9 are becoming drug addicts

PRESSURE: A group of teenagers in the South Burnett are turning to anabolic steroids to achieve their beach body.

Photo Jordan Philp / South Burnett Times

Long term policy needed to break cycle of addiction

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GALLERY: Summer meltdown with wrestling show

ORGANISERS of the tour have promised body-slamming, bone-crunching entertainment

Ten fantastic things to do on the Northern Rivers

CIRCUS ARTS: Superheroes and Supervillains will battle at out at the end of year show.

Superheroes, carols, dance parties and golf this week

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Local acts to hit the stage at Falls Byron

Angie Jeann and Merryn Boller watch Falls Director Brandon Saul and GM of Top Shop Aaron Montano strum a few tunes.

Artists from across the Northern rivers set to go on stage

Norco's landmark decision: Paid DV leave for workers

Tim Ayers (centre right) visited Norco in Lismore to announce its huge step towards paid domestic leave.

Reforms aim to give people another "safe space"

Lismore artist triples online sales, impresses Google

Artist Penny Evans in her Lismore studio, towards the end of a busy year that has pushed her career into a new era of online achievement.

Google, grants and national awards: it's a big year for Penny Evans

Plans for new brewery on the Northern Rivers in 2017

The Northern Rivers' local independent brewery, Stone & Wood, has been approval to kick off building their new site in 2017.

Visitors will be able to take a tour and taste the beers

Organic lovers find new life for Fossil Farm

Volunteers share in a meal from produce harvested at Fossil Farm during its first week under new management.

A Northern Rivers' collective has taken over gardening duties

216 new houses planned for Northern Rivers town

An aerial view of the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome.

Bowling green, clubhouse, pool also planned for this development

Dine-in Pizza Huts could return across Australia says CEO

Pizza Hut Restaraunt, Brisbane Road, Gympie. May 30, 2016.

"We believe there's a market for that," he said.

Lightning hits Lighthouse

BURNT OUT: Damage to parts of the Cape Byron Lighthouse sustained during Monday night's lightning storm.

IMAGES revealing some of the damage to the Australia's most famous lighthouse after...

2016 in pictures: The moments that made history

Turkish Coast Guard personnel help refugees as they swim with buoys, after they toppled over a fishermen dinghy en route to Greece on January 22, 2016 in Didim district of Aydin, Turkey. 4 refugees body including 3 children pulled out of the water as Turkish coast guard personnel rescued 43 others.

Getty images has released its best images from 2016.

Job boom revealed for Pacific Highway upgrade

Transport Minister Darren Chester visits Northern Rivers

Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, and Transport Minister, Darren Chester...

Bentley Tower Blockade

Works have started at the site of a new mobile phone tower at Bentley.

A GROUP of Bentley residents have been blockading the site of a planned Telstra...

Mick Jagger a Dad again at 73

A father again at 73.

Eighth child for Rolling stone front man.

Six tips for doing a seamless re-gift this Christmas

Follow these tips for a seamless re-gift this Christmas. And check out our latest digital subscription offer - that's something you won't want to re-gift.

IS IT ever okay to re-gift? If you're in the 'yes' camp, read on...

'That's not a brown!': Rare snake found lurking

Snakes have an inoffensive nature and are reluctance to bite

School run scorcher: Audi SQ7 road test and review

FLAGSHIP: Audi’s new SQ7 TDI features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel offering 320kW, 900Nm and a 0-100kmh time of 4.9-seconds. An electric-powered compressor all but eliminates turbo lag from low range. This tech and safety-filled SUV costs from $153,616 before on-roads.

$153,000 ultimate Q7 cracks 100kmh in under five seconds

OPINION: Get organised before the Christmas crowds arrive

The mind functions better when the house is clean and tidy.

Tackle the cleaning to-do list one room at a time

50 second memory: Diagnosed with dementia at 57

Former Coolum man Steve Nichol is recovering in a Brisbane hospital after a brain operation. Steve is comforted by his wife Angie.

Surfer who grew a church faces battle with early onset dementia

Intellectual impairment doesn't stop Jayde from goals

Maryborough's Jayde Wood may be intellectually impaired and legally blind, but that doesn't stop him from creating audio music segments for a community radio station.

He is on his way to achieving his gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

WATCH QTV: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

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JOBS: Adani seeking workers for Bowen office

Adani has advertised jobs for their Bowen office.

Jobs advertised online by mining company

Why no one over 50 can land a job

It's becoming increasingly hard for those over 50 to land a job

Labour market woes continue with slack movement in jobs

The employment market is still a source of disappointment

Old coal conveyor creates jobs at Hay Point

The $31M project will decommission and remove the old 1970 coal conveyor and trestle at the Hay Point Coal Terminal.

Original Hay Point trestle and conveyor to be dismantled

More jobs than workers: Times changing in mining sector

Stanmore Coal's coal handling and processing plant. Photo: Emily Smith

It's hard to believe Mackay's now facing a labour shortage.

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M3-beating 375kW Alfa Romeo Giulia QV arriving in February

RAPID ALFA: A genuine BMW M3 and Merc-AMG C63 hunter, Giulia QV boasting a 375kW twin-turbo V6 hits 100kmh in 3.9-seconds and goes on to over 300kmh.

Range-topping Giulia cracks 100kmh in under four seconds

2018 Holden Commodore is officially revealed

BREAKING COVER: The next-generation Holden Commodore has been revealed in sleek Liftback form.

First images of new Commodore released by Holden

Touring variant of CX-5 coming in 2017

The next generation Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV will arrive in Australia during the first half of 2017.

There wil be a new mid-spec CX-5 next year.

Ferrari’s ideal family car? Four-seat GTC4 Lusso T arrives

FAST FOR FOUR: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's 449kW/760Nm twin-turbo V8 slings the family to 100kmh in 3.5 seconds.

$500,000 family Ferrari aimed at cashed-up younger shoppers

61,000 Australian Volkswagens set for dieselgate recall

NAUGHTY DIESELS: With this announcement Volkswagen Group Australia said total government approvals is now 70,000, including the 9,000 Amarok utes recalled earlier this year.

Federal Government approves next stage of voluntary recall

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