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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Casino Tyre Professionals took out the top award for last year's Richmond Valley Business Awards.

Local businesses will get their chance to shine again this year

Don’t miss out on tickets for Pink Halloween

A photo from the 2015 Pink Halloween event, hosted by Lismore charity Jodie’s Inspiration.

$70 passes to 'cracker of a night' go on sale on July 1

A festival that does it write for all the right reasons

SPANISH: Victor del Arbol.

Stories can take you anywhere, especially Byron Bay

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

NSW Regional Arts Fund applications open

LOCAL: Arts Northern Rivers 2016 RAF Project, If These Halls Could Talk, featured Beryl from Roundabout Theatre’s The Cupcakes.

Are you preparing an artistic project for 2017?

Ballina set to showcase region’s food and wine

at the Ballina Food and Wine festival.
Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star

The best food and wine in the region will be showcased in Ballina

Page electorate: Meet the Candidates

Anna Ludvik, Animal Justice Party candidate for Page.

Federal election next Saturday, meet the candidates

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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...

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Regular performer at the Workers' Heights Bowling Club with a loyal following.

Regular performer at the Workers' Club with a loyal following.

Happy Daze Karaoke

Happy Daze Karaoke is the premier karaoke in the Northern Rivers.

Happy Daze Karaoke is the premier karaoke in the Northern Rivers.

Two Men and a Lady

Regular performer at the Workers' Club with a loyal following. Playing the music you grew up with.

Regular performer at the Workers' Club with a loyal following. Playing the music...

Cadillac Rockers

Christmas Eve Entertainment for your enjoyment.

Christmas Eve Entertainment for your enjoyment.

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Formerly known as The Chevrolets

Formerly known as The Chevrolets

Happy Daze Karaoke

Happy Daze Karaoke is the premier karaoke in the Northern Rivers,  a regular event every fortnight at the Lismore Workers Club.

Happy Daze Karaoke is the premier karaoke in the Northern Rivers, a regular event...

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

Complete guide to 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Laurel Bank Park is in full bloom for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Comprehensive guide to the 2015 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This week's gig guide

TAKING A STAND: Luke Vasella will celebrate Metgasco's departure at the Sphinx Rock cafe.

Full list of he gigs you need to know about

This week's gig guide

Round Mountain Girls will bring their powerful show to the Slipway Hotel in Ballina tonight from 6pm.

All the gigs you need to know about and more.

Baseball project to inject $9 million into Lismore each year

UPDATE: National and international teams would train and play here for at least five years under a new agreement with Baseball Australia.

Brexit decision may cut flow of much-needed British tourists

Brexit vote could seriously hurt Australia's tourism industry

25-year fight for wheelchair access ends with $400k funding

The Richmond River Historical Society has finally had a win in their fight for a museum elevator.

Historical Society's patient battle for wheelchair access pays off.

Mountain bike tourism could take off in Kyogle, says expert

Adventure tourism entrepreneur Troy Rarwick at the site of a proposed new mountain bike trail at Kyogle.

Kyogle could revitalise itself by developing mountain biking trails.

Who are the most reliable airlines in Australia?

Aeroplanes on the runway at Sunshine Coast Airport, Virgin Australia plane.
Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily

Wondering who will fly you there on time? Check the latest stats

Tourism to lose $1 billion if reef bleaching continues

Bleaching is worst in the Great Barrier Reef’s remote north. Morgan Pratchett/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies,

It's estimated the reef could lose 1 million visitors a year

Visitor numbers soar at Lismore aviation expo

A highlight of the Lismore Aviation Unlimited expo was the chance to go on a joy flight or adventure flight.

The Aero Club was packed with families and hobbyists

TOP 10: Things to do this weekend

Lismore Lantern Parade menagerie.

Lantern parade, Primex and markets galore on Northern Rivers

If you catch a break from the wind, you’ll be fine

If the wind keeps offshore there’s a chance the swell could stay out wide, meaning the beaches could remain fishable.

Boaties beware river bars and exposed coast as big swell predicted

Two crocs sighted near Beaver Rock

PAST CROCODILE: One of the crocodiles previously spotted and later captured in the Mary River.

The hunt continues for two confirmed crocs living in the Mary River.