Byron woman bought cigarettes after Bali cop's death

SARA Connor allegedly showered, called her bank to block her lost visa card, cut up the dead officer's ID cards, went to a shop to buy cigarettes.

Man stabbed multiple times in groin and back, woman charged

A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed multiple times

Fluoride completely healthy, says medical authority

The fluoride plant at Corndale.

No evidence to link low fluoridation to harmful health impacts

Paddle boarder gets a little too close to this mama whale

A paddle boarder gets a bit too close to a whale and its calf off Lennox Head.

"A moment of panic set in, with a large pectoral fin slap"

Encounters on stage at Lennox Head

COMING SOON: Dancers Elizabeth Venn and Tess Eckert are part of Encounters, the upcoming performance by SPRUNG!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc.

By Sprung!! Dance Theatre Inc

DEADLY BEACHES: History of shark attacks on the North Coast

Tadashi Nakahara was killed by a great white shark in February 2015.

Today's shark attack was the seventh shark attack in two years

PHOTOS: Teen attacked by shark on Ballina beach

Multiple people attended the scene at Lighthouse Beach where a shark attack took place around 9:30 on Monday morning. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Photos from the scene of the attack

'Bungled' shark management plan failed the community: Labor

Plans for shark barriers on the North Coast have been abandoned.

"Surfers are still being put at risk because of government inaction"

Brisbane, Gold Coast airports hit by Border Force strikes

Extensive rolling stoppages to start today

Putting best foot forward with new shoe shop in town

Leanne Spencer opened up a new shoe store in Alstonville with her aunt, Lyn Paff.

Owner says new shop fills a big gap in the town

BCU is now the Credit Union of the Year

THRILLED: bcu has been awarded Money Magazine's Credit Union of the Year for 2016. Pictured is the area manager from bcu's Lismore store, Peter Jarvis (right) with, from left, Steve Anderson, Elke Moser, James Hardgrave and Neil Boyd.

BCU is now one of the leading credit unions

New food market this weekend

Twenty food trucks are expected to be part of the first Byron Bay Good Vibes Twilight Street Food Market this weekend at the YAC.

Twenty gourmet food trucks will offer their products this Saturday

Why open plan offices may not be so great after all

Open plan offices can promote collaboration... and conflict.

You might actually be more productive at home with the cat...

Billions wiped off sharemarket amid rate hike fears

Wall Street triggers fall in market with energy, mining stocks hit

Housing market takes a spill despite rates cut

The number of new loans to owner occupiers fell 4.2% in July

Vodafone customers left without services after outage

The outage was due to a 'router issue'

CHOICE welcomes ACCC probe into fake online reviews

A credit card is held in front an online shopping site in Melbourne, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Fake online reviews the target of ACCC probe

Turnbull confirms GST carve-up staying for years

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull (L) visiting the New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor while in New York City for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

No change to the GST carve-up for "some years"

Nation's welfare at stake

Social Services Minister Christian Porter says sweeping changes are needed to make positive impacts in people's lives.

Federal Government calls for a social security revolution

How lab-grown meat is already here

Ngai Tahu Farming CEO Andrew Priest has tasted the future

Six tips to get your finances back on track

ON TRACK: Keep your bills where you can see them, and put the one due first at the front.

Facing financial woes? Here's how to fic them.

LETTER: One Nation confirms the Greens' hatred of free speech

'If One Nation continue to tell it like it is, the Greens will walk out ... more times than their founding communist union fathers walked off work sites'

LETTER: Is this really the most pressing issue?

Liberal Senator Cory Bernadi is leading the charge to change the racial discrimination laws.

Proponents for these changes are arguing "free speech”

LETTER: 80% of us believe this even though it's false

Silverdale Eggs, Calliope. The only RSPCA Free range egg producer in Queensland.

How can this urban myth be so firmly ingrained in our beliefs?

'Don't wear your hijab in public': reader

RELIGION DEBATE: Taking off the hijab would prevent Muslim women from becoming targets, one reader says.

I refer to a Bundaberg Muslim woman

OPINION: Could you go two weeks without Facebook?

So much social media out there. At what age should our kids be allowed to get involved?

Chronicle journalist shares tips to find balance in digital world.

'There was a time when we were ashamed of our White Australia Policy'

HEAD IN THE SAND: A new poll suggests half of Australians support banning Muslim immigration.

Are we on the road back to a racially divisive migration policy?

OPINION: I'm not a fan, but I see why many support Pauline

Profile - Eliza Wheeler. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The region feels disgruntled and neglected.

Local league flier swoops on NRL opportunity

From Lower Clarence to the foot of the mountains, Magpies' boom fullback Daine Laurie has scaled the heights to earn a contract with the Penrith Panthers.

MON Sep 26: Kick the kilos leaderboard

The Silhouette of Tweed Heads Local David Tease on the Duranbah Head land after a early morning run up and down the Look out steps to Duranbah beach.

ALL groups are stacking on the kilometres and kicking the kilos.

How this Baza bird survived being hit by a car

RECOVERING: WIRES rescued a Pacific Baza hit by a car.

The Pacific Baza suffered a head injury and heavy concussion

3rd time lucky: Cancer survivor joins lighthouse run

Cancer survivor Deb Turnbull, the owner of Summit Day Spa in Goonellabah, is excited to participate in this year's Byron Lighthouse Run.

Goonellabah business owner, Deb Turnbull, is "ready" to do the walk

Our young Attenborough scoops documentary awards

Knockrow wildlife documentary maker Marli Lopez-Hope during filming for The Great Forest

"The subject has created a lot of talk, which is what we wanted."

VIDEO: Police man strips to rescue woman

Car submerged at Tweed Valley Way. By Alina Rylko

Woman critical after her car comes off Tweed Valley Way and into Tweed River

Accused mother and son ice dealers refused bail

Methamphetamine, also known as ice.

POLICE conducted a major phone tapping operation before arrests

More pain for flooded Forbes as central NSW swamped

SWAMPED: An aerial view of Forbes.

Central Western NSW has faced major flooding over the past week

NBN: 'Expensive and slow' or raging success?

SPRUIKING: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes advantage of an NBN picture opportunity in the Sydney suburb of Smeaton Grange yesterday.

Raging success or dismal failure, is the NBN Turnbull's legacy?

Man vs Magpie: A Roma survival story

Magpie attack.

Magpie season is upon us and we are looking for the hot spots.

Six-year-old bitten on buttocks by dingo

Two high-risk interactions between people and dingoes have been reported on Fraser Island.

The dingo’s teeth penetrated 5cm into the boy’s buttocks.

MP repays travel claim for flights to his own wedding

Steve Irons AAP

He previously defended claiming flights to a golf tournament

Adorable George has no time for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Duke and Duchess along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte land in Canada.

The trip marks the first visit to Canada for George and Charlotte

Macfarlane goes from golf course to CEO of mining group

Ian Macfarlane is set to take on a new role with the Queensland Resources Council, reports say.

'I feel like I’ve got some good years in me yet'

1000 homeless as rain, river cause havoc in Forbes

The State Emergency Service says 1000 Forbes residents are temporarily homeless after flood waters swamped 100 properties.

Authorities warn central west NSW more flood pain is on the way.

Only one electorate opposed to same-sex marriage

A University of Melbourne study of ABC Vote Compass results reveals only one electorate in Australia has a majority of voters opposed to gay marriage.

Research shows most electorates support changing the Marriage Act.

Olympic champion cyclist denies doping allegations

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain SKY Procycling in action during the Tour de France Prologue at Parc d'Avroy on June 30, 2012 in Liege, Belgium. The 99th Tour de France starts with 6.4km individual time trial around the streets of Liege.

Wiggins was allowed to use a banned steroid before races

Boko Haram leader resurfaces after 'fatal wounding'

‘Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and in safety,’ Shekau says in the video

The Nigerian army claimed he had been killed in an airstrike

Britain walks out, accuses Russia of war crimes

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin address a security council meeting on Syria, Sunday Sept. 25, 2016, at U.N. headquarters.

BRITAIN'S UN ambassador has walked out of an emergency session

Harambe is not a patronus, sadly

Harambe is not a Patronus, JK Rowling has been forced to clarify

Need help deciding? See our top 10 old-fashioned baby names

Our top 10 old-fashioned baby names.

Are you having trouble choosing a baby name?

Baby born on the side of road en route to hospital

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A CQ newborn couldn't wait for mum to arrive at hospital

Dutch tourist advertising for Aussie man to marry

LOVE WANTED: Dutch traveller Kate, who lives at Woolgoolga, is looking for the man of her dreams.

Attention all single men 20 to 27

Hilarious obituary marks man leaving "rickety old body"

Wayne and his "favourite son Buddy".

This obituary will make you cry - tears of laughter.

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities