Dance to Tora's groovy chillwave

LOCALS: Byron Bay music band Tora arem, from left, Toby Tunis-Plant, Thorne Davis, Shaun Johnston, Jai Piccone and Jo Loewenthal.

The five-piece will offer a live show in Byron Bay later this month.

New Australian film a Goldstone

STARS: Jacki Weaver and David Wenham in a scene from the movie Goldstone.

Detective Jay Swan is back to the big screen

10 things to do across Northern Rivers this week

Senior finalists represented Lismore in the 2015 Tamblyn Model Discovery Grand Final.

Film, theatre, music, tree planting and community activities

This week's markets list

The Lennox Head Community Market has become a popular destination in the Ballina Shire.

Where you can get fresh produce and coffee from this weekend

Uke Night's fifth year celebration

FIVE YEARS ON: Miss Amber and Stukelele.

The theme is Songs Of The Silver Screen

Top 5 in local entertainment

Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge are Baby et Lulu, a seductive French-language chanteuses

The Top 5 events in local entertainment this week.

Northern Rivers Gig Guide

DON'T MISS: Local rock singer Jaeden Ogston will be performing at The Sticky Wicket Bar in Byron Bay tomorrow.

All the latest in local entertainment

The Tropical Fruits New Year Festival

Tropical Fruits New Year Festival is the biggest Gay and Lesbian social community event in regional Australia. The week long Festival is run by over 300...

Art, Wine and Bellydance Night

Pull up a velvet lounge, pour yourself some wine while The Barefoot Gypsies...

Mums Night Out

Mums night at the movies

Mums night at the movies

Atmosphere presents: Don't Lock Up Your Granny

Journey back to the 1950's, 60's and 70's

Journey back to the 1950's, 60's and 70's

DJ Well Butchered

Resident DJ Well Butchered welcomes you to the intimacy of the Platinum Cocktail Bar with the latest sounds.

Resident DJ Well Butchered welcomes you to the intimacy of the Platinum Cocktail...

Kristy Turner and the Essential Collective

TUESDAY 9 AUGUST – UNI SHOWCASE #2 - KRISTY TURNER & THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTIVE

TUESDAY 9 AUGUST – UNI SHOWCASE #2 - KRISTY TURNER & THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTIVE

DJ Well Butchered

Resident DJ Well Butchered welcomes you to the intimacy of the Platinum Cocktail Bar with the latest sounds.

Resident DJ Well Butchered welcomes you to the intimacy of the Platinum Cocktail...

10 common snakes and how to identify them

SUNSHINE Coast snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all in more than 13 years on the job.

Five things you need to know before taking a lightning photo

Key tips from photographer Warren Lynam

Property: What $300,000 buys you

Here's what $300,000 would look like in different suburbs.

This week's gig guide

Fiji-born Shem brings his Bob Marley celebration to the Bangalow Hotel Sunday.

The gigs you need to know about this week

The Top 5 travel trends of 2016

TRAVEL is as popular as ever - it's that little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for so many working away in their day jobs.

Big-spending tourists have North Coast on radar

Tourism is on the rise in the North Coast

Local finalists for tourism awards announced

Bluesfest has been named as a finalist in the The North Coast & The Legendary Pacific Coast Tourism Awards 2016.

The North Coast & The Legendary Pacific Coast Tourism Awards 2016

Guide to the ‘perfect day’ on the Northern Rivers

Shelly Beach, East Ballina.Photo The Northern Star Archives

Got visitors in town and not sure where to take them?

Camels milk the attention at new Gympie dairy

TRUE LOVE: “I love camels so much,” Melanie Fitzgibbon says. But she says her husband Wayne Morris (pictured) has the job of keeping them all happy, because camels can soon stop giving milk if they are upset.

Camel dairy gives milk of human kindness.

New tourism body for North Coast

A new group has formsed, but job losses are feared.

Whale pops up for a selfie or two with jetskiiers

Whitsunday Jetski tour guest Travis Poland from Mackay was definitely 'up close and personal' with our friendly humpback whale

A YOUNG humpback whale gave jetskiiers a chance of a lifetime.