Maudeville is back, brighter and shinier than ever

IN A city full of divas, only one reigns supreme: Maude Boate.

Faster, higher, stronger for this music festival

Sariah Xu of the Armilla Quartet performs at the launch of the 2016 Bangalow Music Festival.

Musical achievements inspired over the last 400 years

This week's markets list

Lismore Car Boot Market is located under Lismore Shopping Square.

Where to get fresh produce from.

Ten Things to Do this Week

The Ganja Fairies dance during the   Rally for Cannabis Law Reform and Float Parade on the last day at MardiGrass  at Nimbin. Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star

A wide variety of activities across the region.

Calling all musos for NCEIA Dolphin awards

ON STAGE: Electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes, Lachie Mulligan on electronics and Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals, at the 2015 Dolphin Awards ceremony.

Entries are open to independent musicians to audition

Plenty happening around the Northern Rivers scene

STOP OVER: Hailing from the regional New South Wales town of Kiama, The Vanns are quickly developing a reputation as one of the hardest working young bands in Australia. The band is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the next single titled I’m Not The One. At The Beach Hotel tomorrow from 9pm.

This week's gig guide for all the events on the Northern Rivers.

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The Tropical Fruits New Year Festival

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Northern Rivers Community Choir- Voices On Fire

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Kathryn Jones & Steve Passfield

An amazing country duo, Kathryn and Steve deliver an evening of great entertainment.

An amazing country duo, Kathryn and Steve deliver an evening of great...

Route 66

Route 66 are regular performers at the Lismore Workers Club

Route 66 are regular performers at the Lismore Workers Club

Harry Nichols Band

TUESDAY 17 MAY – HARRY NICHOLS BAND – 7.30pm

TUESDAY 17 MAY – HARRY NICHOLS BAND – 7.30pm

Two Men and a Lady

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

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

Country Carna

Toe Tapping Time at Lismore Workers Club on the fourth sunday of every month.

Toe Tapping Time at Lismore Workers Club on the fourth sunday of every month.

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.

Finding the new holiday hotspot in bustling Bali

ONCE a sleepy fishing village surrounded by verdant green rice paddies, Canggu on the south coast of Bali is fast becoming the “it” place.

Ballina pushes ahead with plans for new marina

TIME FOR CHANGE: A master plan is being developed for the trawler harbour site at West Ballina.

Developing a new marina could boost tourism and industry in Ballina.

AirAsia X arrival in Auckland a boost for Gold Coast

AirAsia X A330-300 lands at Auckland International Airport.

TOUCH down will boost Gold Coast capacity

Cut taxes, boost promo funding, tourism urges Govt

CONCERNS: Tourists might opt to travel elsewhere if the proposed ‘backpacker tax’ goes ahead.

Tourism lobby joins groups calling on govt to dump backpacker tax

10 great events that put Clarence Valley on the map

Tony McFarlane of Yamba was competing at the Maclean Highland Games hammer throwing event on Saturday at the the Maclean Showground. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Here's a list of major events that help bring in the tourist dollars

Tourist covered in blood after encounter with stingray

Tourist thought she might bleed out after stingray attack

New transport suggestions for Byron tourist influx

TESTING, TESTING: It is hoped the new high-tech ramp signals will help keep traffic flowing on the Bruce Highway.

Cape Byron struggles to cope with over 1.2 million visitors per year

Real autumn-style waves may be coming to Far North Coast

Matty styling in the Old Mal division of the Byron Bay Malibu Classic. Photo: Slideaholics.com

Ben Bennink's weekly surfing column.

IN DEEP: Education crucial to protect sharks

LUCKY ENCOUNTER: A scuba diver gets up close with a whale shark.

Tourists in their thousands flock to swim with whale sharks

WATCH: The Gladstone brothers behind the electric reel

Darren Jeacocke putting the electric reel invention to good use. Photo: Cory Jeacocke.

These Gladstone brothers don't let anything get in their way.