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

Belongil beach walls battle: When will it ever end?

The front page of The Northern Star of Saturday, June 1, 1996, showing that sea walls at Belongil have always been contentious.

Check out the Northern Star's coverage of fight - from 20 years ago!

Whales splash out $50,000 on community groups

WHALES: Donation Day for the Byron Bay Winter Whales.

Local organisations score cash from Byron Bay sports events

‘Gone surfing’: Maddog men shut up shop after 40 years

Founders of Maddog Surfboards John Morgan and Mark Plater have closed up shop after nearly 40 years.

John Morgan and Mark Plater closing iconic Byron business

Well-known artist joins Ballina’s NAIDOC celebrations

Artist Digby Moran at work in his Lismore studio. The Bundjalung Elder will lead an art class as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations in Ballina Shire.

Bundjalung Elder Digby Moran to lead art workshop

Helping to avert a suicide

"The human connection will be key"

Technology aims to connect people with mental health professionals

'I deserve to feel safe at work': Letter on hospital parking

The new parking restrictions around the Lismore Base Hospital have not been popular. Hunter Street.

Registered LBH nurser shares her thoughts on the parking debacle

YOUR SAY: MasterChef Australia serves up mediocre judges

Masterchef judge George Calombaris

George Calombaris 'well-noted for his bad table manners'

YWCA program cooks up skills and jobs for Northern Rivers' youth

Vanessa Restall, Kira McKee and Sheridan Tonscheck

YWCA program cooks up skills and jobs for Northern Rivers' youth

LETTER: Dear Future Leaders - come take a drive with me

Pot Hole Roulette

Russian roulette of a different kind is played by rural drivers

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

James Taylor

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

Top Northern Rivers wedding locations

Leanda Wilson - Summerland House Farm

We asked on Facebook for your favourite wedding locations and many people were kind...

What is the most important thing when planning a wedding?

ALI FLETCHER, of Casino: Making time for everything. There’s a lot more to it than I expected.

What is the most important thing when planning a wedding?

AutoWed: coin-operated wedding machine

Press 1 for heterosexual, 2 for gay, and 3 for a lesbian marriage. And if you wish...

Roxy the miracle pup.

RSPCA regional inspector Alistair Hills with Roxy who is now four-and-half-months old and well on the road to recovery after she was found at Woodenbong tip after being bashed, covered in sump oil and dumped.

Roxy the miracle pup has been given the all-clear by the vet who has treated her...

Photography: Pets with disabilities

Pets with disabilities photographed by Carli Davidson

Portland-based Carli Davidson is an award-winning photographer and experienced...

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

Day 2 Splendour in the Grass

The Cure performed at Spelndour in theGrass 2016 at the main stage.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass day 2 had the biggest acts of the weekends and as a result...

Day 2 Splendour in the Grass

The Cure performed at Spelndour in theGrass 2016 at the main stage.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass day 2 had the biggest acts of the weekends and as a result...

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

Driver reacts to "tailgating"

Driver has angry reaction.

Comroads Australia video shows extreme reaction.

Masterchef winner is Noosa's Elena Duggan

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

2016 Champion wins $250,000.

Surfers knocked off their boards by a great white shark

Curran See and Harris Lake explain their ordeal at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head.