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'We never cold-call businesses to ask for donations'

The Our Kids charity raises money for the children's ward at Lismore Base Hospital.

Our Kids advising that it does not raise funds through cold-calling

Former mayor's daughter fronts civil court over $15k debt

OWES MONEY: Belina Catherine Nott outside Ballina Local Court on January 17 after appearing for an examination over a civil dispute about unpaid electricity bills.

Belinda Nott is on a suspended jail sentence

Massive new development to unleash congestion 'bomb'

NEW SUBURB: A map showing the total area rezoned in 2014 to make way for a massive new housing estate on Byron Bay's western fringe.

"It's just going to be a nightmare”






PHOTOS: Beaches blasted by 60km/h winds, 5.6m swell

LIFEGUARDS across the Ballina, Byron and Evans Head areas are on high alert with the change in weather.

Northern Rivers set to swelter today

Daniel Thiel and Katharina Goeritz, of Germany, enjoy the sun and heat at Lennox Head.

Stay sun safe as mercury soars

Storm warning issued for parts of the Northern Rivers

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Northern Rivers.

BoM warn the storm could bring hail, heavy rain and damaging winds

SES warns Northern Rivers to 'get ready' as storms build

Severe storms (blue circle) are once again expected over NE NSW this afternoon and tonight where damaging winds, heavy rain and large hail are all possible. Steering wind might help them get a little closer to the Coast, but still prevent them from reaching the Coast. Source: Higgins Storm Chasing.

Chance of thunderstorms forecast, SES gives advice

4 intense weather events on the Northern Rivers in 2017

Flooding in Conway Street, Lismore in March 2107.

From a record flood to drought-like conditions, we saw it all

HOTTEST YEAR: Weather records broken on the Northern Rivers

Photo from Dee at North Coast Storm Chasers. \"A few shots from the storm as it passed over Casino this afternoon. Keeping the rain drops of my lens while shooting from inside the car was a challenge but pretty happy with the strikes I captured.\"

One town had its hottest day in 23 years in 2017, peaking at 45C

Weather: What's in store for the week

Cloudy days are ahead.

Will the beautiful sunshine continue?

Bitcoin and crypto currency craze taking off in Nimbin

PEOPLE are coming from near and far to take part in bitcoin seminars.

All Shook Up: Elvis sighted in Lismore

TRAFFIC STOPPER: Elvis impersonator Jason Dale, Josie Donnelly, Pete Dickson and Lee Hilder walk around Lismore to promote the annual REDinc event.

Elvis will be back in Lismore today!

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Check out our list of jobs.

Jobs up for grabs with Kyogle Council and Byron Shire Council

Don't be alarmed if you see Elvis in Lismore today

One of the Northern Hemisphere's most popular Elvis Tribute Artists, Jason Dale, is coming to Lismore.

This Elvis has performed for royalty. So what's he doing in the CBD?

ON ALERT: Lifeguards issue caution over powerful swell

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Hazardous Surf Warning for the Byron coast until midnight tomorrow.

"The red and yellow flags are there for a reason”

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Bangarra dancing on a Spear in Nimbin

THE groundbreaking film will be screening on January 26

'Smashing' Kitty coming to the bay

HIT: Kitty Flanagan is performing locally this weekend.

Kitty Flanagan is performing locallly this weekend

Ready to Rock the '80s? (again)

RETRO: Singers Melinda Schneider and Mark Gable bring their show Rock The 80s.

Melinda Schneider and Mark Gable

Christa Hughes on body sounds

SOUNDING SUCCESS: Christa Hughes features sounds such as creaking bones and burps.

Former Circus Oz ring mistress is back with a family show

'Running a small business is not a joke'

There is some concern after Nortec announced it was ending its Small Business Incubator Program.

Business leader calls on corporate service providers to show empathy

Mystery behind the closure of these pubs and cafes

DOORS ARE SHUT: The now-closed Ballina Hotel in River St.

Will these businesses ever reopen their doors?

Want to try surfing on the Richmond River?

The newest business in Woodburn is ready to take people on a skiing and wake-boarding experience on the Richmond River.

New business teaches water-skiing, wake-boarding and even surfing

'It's a bit scary': How will the bypass affect Woodburn?

Woodburn's Burntwood Café & Pizza owner Alex Clark with staff Michael Jordan, Tracy Shaw and Kalan Perry.

Businesses are enjoying the holiday trade, but it will all change

After 50 years of business, iconic Lismore shop will close

Angela Nutt from Angelica's fashion said she "will miss her girls" when she closes the shop after 50 years of trading in Lismore.

The fashion shop's owner has decided to retire at the age of 90.

New development opens after 20 years of planning

NEW ERA: Architect Dominic Finlay-Jones with Habitat's Brandon Saul.

Shops, gyms and office spaces along with restaurants, bar and units

Beloved home is safe despite being in high-risk flood area

WHEN Debbie Childs evacuated during the March flood, she knew her home and all her belongings would be safe for the first time in 24 years.

Record rainfall 'significantly' impacted macadamia crops

Macadamia crops were significantly impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie and record rainfall in June.

Growers have turned their attention to next year's harvest

More help for flood impacted farmers

Red Earth Organics suffered major crop damage.

Grants for primary producers who were affected during March flood

Plans for servo to reopen in Lismore

Work is under way at the Shell service station in Dawson St, Lismore.

Fuel station went under water during the March flood

REVEALED: Flood damaged bank reopens with new look

Staff are excited to move back into the refurbished Newcastle Permanent office in Lismore .

The premises was waterlogged in March, but will reopen Monday

Pool will 'definitely be open before Christmas'

IN THE SWIM: People keen to get back into the swim of things at the Lismore Memorial Baths may have to wait until 2018 as the March floods caused an estimated $1 million in damage to the pump and filtration system and Council can't guarantee the facility opening by Christmas.

Council promises residents will have somewhere to cool down

Flood pumps undergo million dollar repairs

PUMPED: Lismore Council reported both the Browns Creek flood pumps have been fully refurbished and reinstalled. Each pump is 12m long, weighs around seven tonnes and can extract more than 10 million litres of floodwater per hour - the equivalent of around four Olympic-sized swimming pools.

SEVEN months after the floods, pumps are back in business

Lake Ainsworth

The tea-tree stained waters of Lake Ainsworth.

Lennox Head's tea-tree lake is a popular spot for swimming.

Elvis in Lismore

Elvis impersonator Jason Dale, Josie Donnelly, Pete Dickson and Lee Hilder walk around Lismore  to promote the annual REDinc fundraising event this Friday.

Mr Dale, along with some members and staff of REDinc, walked around the main...

Aldi special deals go quick

This was the scene at the Aldi store in Chatswood on Wednesday morning as shoppers tried to get their hands on this week’s Special Buy — a $199 rocking chair.

Customers queue for hours to get bargains.

Circus Phoenix

The new generation circus has arrived in Lismore and will be here for the next two weeks.

The new generation circus has arrived in Lismore and will be here for the next two...

Ballina MP tried 640X bus service

Ballina MP Tamara Smith is calling on the State Government to extend the trial...

Plan to ‘electrocute’ drowsy truck drivers slammed

FOLLOWING a spate of deadly crashes, the NSW Roads Minister suggested truckies should be zapped if their eyes drift from the road.

‘Disgusting’: Creepy delivery driver’s texts

A copy of the text messages sent to her phone.

The driver called himself “a fan” and even said “goodnight baby”

Has Vegemite thrown another bad idea on the barbie?

Vegemite no longer bears the Kraft name.

Could lamb, cheese and Vegemite sausages take over Australia Day?

Home and Away crew mourns Jess

THE Home and Away cast and crew planned to gather today to mark the show’s 30th birthday, but the milestone turned to sorrow for actress Jessica Falkholt.

Halle Berry risks wardrobe malfunction in daring dress

Halle Berry arrives at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

THE 51-year-old wore a dress with sheer cutouts at NAACP Awards.

Beach Boys' Wilson overturns 'million dollar' mistake

Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys performs during the band's concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“That composition got an F, but it made a million dollars.”

Matt Damon: ‘I should close my mouth’

Matt Damon has apologised for weighing in to the #MeToo conversation.

Damon apologises for controversial #MeToo comments.

Floods cause decrease in sales and land value in Lismore

STILL VERY VALUABLE: Land values in Lismore held their own or increased despite the flood last March.

There is a growing desire to live in smaller villages close to town

A COLOSSAL RISK: Huge danger sign for housing in Australia

There could be far too many apartments for sale in coming years. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The Australian What does a million dollars buy in Aussie capital cities?

Dangerous property trend could turn a downturn into worse

One of Lismore's oldest homes is up for sale

Chris Hensley has put the Monaltrie Homestead, one of the oldest houses in Lismore, on the market after living there for 38 years.

Making the decision to sell this historic house was a difficult one

Why have land values spiked in Ballina?

LOOKING BACK: An aerial view of West Ballina and the major bypass construction works underway on the Pacific Highway upgrade in August 2009. The upgrade has been touted as one of the reasons behind the increased demand for properties in the Ballina Shire.

15,000 properties with a total value of $6785 million

How Australia chucks a sickie

Taking a sickie is popular with Australians.

ALMOST half of us are chucking a sickie when we take sick leave

How Aussies can survive robot takeover

Getting a job was already competitive for young Aussies, and automation means they’ll have to brush up on skills that employers used to ignore. Picture: iStock

Millenials aren't just fighting each other, they're fighting robots

premium_icon Revealed: The most in-demand workers of 2017

Demand for tradies has significantly increased.

Demand for some workers rebounds in 2017

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

POLLIE TICKLED: No job? We can fix that

A whole new method of job-hunting on offer.

Get back on the job train with these top tips

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Terminator, a fast Hyundai and karaoke: Detroit motor show

Mercedes-Benz head Dieter Zetsche and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger launch the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

While lacking in supercar stars, Hollywood stepped up.

Racy versions of Kia Stinger put on ice

Don't expect any hardcore versions of the Kia Stinger any time soon.

'Wait and see' approach on expanded Stinger line-up.

Forgotten your key? Just use your fingerprint to start SUV

A retractable roof top box provides cargo space when all six seats are in use. Picture: Supplied

Nissan Xmotion concept wows Detroit motor show

Hyundai’s fastest ever car...but will it come Down Under?

The 2018 Hyundai Veloster N — a rival for the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Picture: Supplied.

Hyundai hatch revealed for latest generation.

GLOBAL REVEAL: 2019 Kia Cerato has style with sting

Expected to arrive in Australia by June, the 2019 model Kia Cerato has just been revealed.

Kia will launch a new Cerato in Australia mid-year.

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