Local artists ‘paint’ the Opera House with light tonight

RHONDA Roberts and Karla Dickens' work will be seen by millions of visitors and Sydney-siders from tonight.

Dance injury launches young woman’s fashion career

19-year-old Coco Rogers found a new passion in fashion design after a broken back stopped her from becoming a professional dancer.

A 19-year-old former dancer from Dalwood launches fashion label.

Georgica wins in the battle of the sunset pics

Georgica Sunset

Nelly Papworth takes striking photo

Byron women connect in response to serial sexual assaults

Byron Bay lighthouse. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star

Women won't stop walking, just because groper is still on the loose

Nats promise to restore Bangalow Weir if re-elected

An artists impression of the restored Bangalow Weir.

$250,000 for the Bangalow Weir to be restored promised

Ten Things To Do This Week

2016 Beef Week Queen Georgia King is crowned at the Casino RSM Club.

Beef Week, scavenging, gypsy music, circus and more.

WALK THROUGH: See Ballina pub devastated by fire

Greg Bird, the manager of the Australian Hotel in Ballina, checks over the extensive damage to the back bar and bistro area of the popular pub following a fire in the early hours of this morning, May 27. Photo: Graham Broadhead

It's a sobering scene for hotel manager Greg Bird.

Giant Ballina service centre finally approved

The site of a proposed highway service centre at Ballina.

Centre will include a food court, playground, picnic area.

Do not miss Beef Week’s beefed up weekend

Former Mr Beef entrants George Clarke and Nathan Conroy, of England, with previous Mr Beef Teate Jackson (front).

The 'steaks' are high this weekend in Casino

The latest Mid-Richmond River salinity report

One quarter of all drowning deaths since July 1 2002 have occurred in Valley rivers

It's that time of the week - time for the salinity report

Jodie’s new dream: ‘I don’t want mums to die alone’

Jodie McRae at Beef Week High Tea

"I want to get a Palliative Care House for families in the region"

What you had to say about the Lismore Super Centre

THE planned Lismore Home & Leisure Centre would include nine large retailers

"It will be a monster fail just like Ballina"

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LETTER: Desperate hope to find little brother

HAVE you ever despaired over someone you have lost, wondering if they are well and happy?

LETTER: Negative gearing a working class dud from day one

Real Estate "sold" sign with red brick building and trees blurry in the background

Falling house prices would not be such a bad thing

LETTER: Pollies ignore farmers who are left to struggle

WRONG PRIORITIES: Spending money on stadiums and capital city CBDs is wrong when farmers are fighting drought, says one reader.

It’s a privilege to deliver food donated by local businesses

LETTER: Families get the short stick in LNP budget

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Malcolm Turnbull’s budget puts big business over battlers

OPINION: I’ve twice been rejected by the NBN

The NBN roll out has been carried out at snail-like speed.  Photo: Trevor Veale

Kevin Rudd was elected in 2007 partly on his NBN promise

OPINION: Pauline Hanson supporters deserve a voice

SPEAKING OUT: Pauline Hanson is a love or hate figure who is sure to spark controversy.

My Two Cents with QT journalist Adam Davies

OPINION: Fire brings out best in community

Columnist Will Elrick recalls the tragedy of their house fire.

Seven kilos of cannabis, 450 plants found on Lawrence farms

LAWRENCE man who cultivated thousands of kilograms of cannabis and paid neighbour to grow a portion on her property handed a three-year jail sentence.

NSW lags but North Coast booms on renewable energy

But Northern Rivers moving ahead at "cracking pace"

Cannabis, ice, stolen car found in Northern Rivers raids

Two men have been charged after the raids

Missing man believed to be in Clarence Valley

44-year-old last seen between Iluka and Wooli

VIDEO: Is this the rugby league try of the year?

It was a gutsy and determined Grafton Ghosts that broke through the Nambucca Heads Roosters on Sunday afternnon at Frank McGuren Field.

A piece of ingenuity leads to a miracle try at Frank McGuren Field.

Almost half of all foreign visitors go to the North Coast

Tourism suffers: Wategos Beach at Byron Bay, a popular holiday destination for domestic and overseas tourists, who are altering their travel plans due to the strength of the Australian dollar.

North Coast tops regional tourism numbers

Duncan Storrar will in fact buy a toaster with $60,000 fund

Duncan Storrar as he appeared on Q&A; on the ABC.

Duncan Storrar won't spend any charity funds on himself

We have a winner: Grafton family claims lotto first prize

Owner of Shoppingworld News Rose Driver is looking for the unregistered winner of a Win For Life ticket worth almost $5 million.

Set For Life winner saw Facebook post alerting of winning ticket

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Joyce defends asylum seeker comments and feud with Depp

Richmond candidate Matthew Fraser and Nationals' leader Barnaby Joyce at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Deputy prime minister says Depp dogs could have brought in rabies

Stepmum who had stepson's child pleads guilty to incest

Last year's Flash Camp "glamping" section at Splendour in the Grass. Photo: Contributed

The woman is now divorced and the two are in a relationship

60 Minutes producer fired over Lebanon botch

60 Minutes journalist Tara Brown and 60 Minutes producer Stephen Rice arrive at Sydney International Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2016. The crew have been released on bail from a Beirut prison, where they had been held for two weeks after being accused of child kidnapping, along with Brisbane mum Sally Faulkner.

CHANNEL 9 releases findings of independent review into Lebanon story

Ipswich golf ball bomb maker's bid for bail

Glenn Charles Dell (right)

Prisoner says wife's nervous breakdown is ground's for release

VIDEO: Tattooed man goes on violent road rampage

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

The tattooed sedan driver swings his bat through the ute’s window.

More than 4000 jobs disappear from CQ mines, says CFMEU

Mining equipment in amongst the heavy machinery projects DGH Engineering work on

The highest number of jobs cuts were 783 at Goonyella mine

Asylum seekers settled in $55m deal have left Cambodia

Scott Morrison

Expensive refugee deal with Cambodia settled only five people

Indonesia: death penalty and castration for child rapists

Indonesian president - Joko Widodo.
"Joko Widodo official potrait" by Government of Indonesia - Indonesia Govt Portal. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joko_Widodo_official_potrait.jpg#/media/File:Joko_Widodo_official_potrait.jpg

Pedophiles to be castrated in Indonesia

Christian woman stripped naked, paraded through streets

70-year-old woman attacked by mob of 300 Muslim men

Abbott in speedos- $51, Scrooge next Treasurer- $1001

HITTING THE BEACH: Bongsu Kim (left) from South Korea and Finn Massoud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park.

Fancy a flutter? How about Scrooge to become the next Treasurer?

'My name is Tarzan': Man's hairy night out in Gladstone

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

“He was swaying on his feet and both refused to tell police names."

Python sunk fangs into man's penis as he sat on the toilet

He tried desperately to break free from the 11 foot creature

Couple's embrace stumps the internet

The explanation lies in the colours of the man's shorts.

The photo has been viewed over 1.6 million times

Mooloolaba man happy to donate sperm to Coast couple

A senior science adviser has warned that plans to allow the creation of so-called “three-parent” in vitro fertilisation (IVF) babies as early as next year are premature because of unresolved safety concerns about the future health of the children.

Couple turns to Facebook after six rounds of IVF

Barnaby Joyce: I'm becoming Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter

Depp was forced to apologise for bringing dogs into the country

New Music: Slim’s 100th disc on vinyl

LOOKING FORWARD LOOKING BACK

Be reaquainted with Slim Dusty’s iconic Looking Forward Looking Back

All-new Top Gear about to return to our TV screens

NEW TOP GEAR: Clarkson, Hammond and May are gone but we have a stellar line-up of seven new presenters for all-new Top Gear.

We chat to Top Gear's Sabine Schmitz about her cars and the show

Byron Writers keep us talking with events and workshops

Susanna Freymark published Losing February in 2013.

Year-round program of events, public talks and workshops

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Adele's new "skinny gene" diet: Her secret to weight loss

Adele looking slimmer in her new video Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

She is eating foods that activate the body's "skinny gene".

Sweet exit for Con as MasterChef mates Matt and Charlie stay

MasterChef Australia contestant Con Vailas.

LATEST cook eliminated from show planning to open his own cafe.

Windows auto updates could cost users hundreds of dollars

IT expert says upgrade impacts 400 million people world wide

JOBS BONANZA: Hundreds flood farm jobs website overnight

Jedaco Berries has a handful of the 6000 jobs ripe for the picking on strawberry farms this season.

6000 jobs for locals as campaign for farm workers heats up

Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son

Advertising Standards Authority orders offensive ad to be removed

How to create useful apps

KEY LESSON: When creating your app, think like the user, then design.

Make an app that's useful.

World's first bendable smartphone can be worn on wrist

Moxi is planning on shipping 100,000 of the devices