SHARK SCARE: Young girl one of six surfers in the water

Surfers and swimmers were evacuated from the water at Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head today after a "huge shark" came up and circled a few people. The beach was closed after the encounter.

A group of surfers have been left terrified after the experience

Crews continue to battle Kings Forest blaze

Meg Perkins sent in this shot of the Kings Forest fire, as seen from Casuarina Way.

Firefighters are still battling a blaze on the Far North Coast

Book your holidays: Splendour dates confirmed

FUN: The crowd goes wild for Dune Rats at the main stage on the second day of Splendour in the Grass 2017.

One very popular band has pretty much said they're coming

HEATWAVE: Hot weather set to hit the Northern Rivers

POLICE have issued a warning as the weather warms up.

Summer's not over: Get ready now for high temperatures

Get ready for another heatwave on the Northern Rivers.

It's been a bit cooler, but that won't last long

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

North Wall at Ballina had some huge surf on the break wall. 
Source: Matt Lynch

Lifeguards have been kept on high alert

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

How much can you expect to pay for an avocado?

THE supply and demand of the fruit this summer has led to prices doubling at supermarkets and cafes.

Local hotspot: 'Trendiest surf town in Australia'

SUNSETTER: Another spectacular sunset at the Pass in Byron Bay last night. The Pass is one of the only places you can see the sun set over the surf on the East Coast of NSW.

These awards unearth the 'must-see' towns across the nation

Sea lice, bluebottles give swimmers a sting

Marine bluebottles have been frequenting North Coast beaches lately with north-easterly winds.

Lifeguards and volunteers kept busy with treatments

Crane to be delivered to new highway bridge site

An artist's impression of the new bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater.

Drivers can expect delays on Pacific Highway as upgrades continue

New Ballina, Alstonville pools won't open for 'many weeks'

Construction works at the Ballina Memorial Swimming Pool are unlikely to be finished by the end of summer.

But the council says the wait will be worth it

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Uzbek classical music stars bring show

CELLO and piano performers Renat and Jila Yusupov.

Stan Munro's comedy and glamour

ICON: Female impersonator Stan Munro.

Enjoy an evening of comedy in Evans Head

Anywhere and in Casino with The Dungarees

NOT WEARING DUNGAREES: Canadian country band The Dungarees.

Anywhere with You is the Canadian's band latest single

This weekend's Northern Rivers markets list

Craft and locally made products are a big part of each market every weekend on the Northern Rivers.

Where to get fresh coffee and local produce from

24 hour petrol now available in village

Bangalow Fuel Supplies now have pumps available 24/7.

"The new service is to help people if they get caught out”

New operator needed for popular Kyogle cafe

TIME TO LEAVE: Georgina Steriovich, in earlier years running the Kyogle Country cafe aka Georgie's cafe.

"After lots of soul-searching, I've decided to close”

'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

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

SES bolsters ranks

Mr Riley has been quick to hit the pavement and chat to residents and business...

Cafe under new management

Alstonville girl Jakirra Graham bought her own cafe and is the new owner and...

Public servant arrest over terror financing

Members of the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team have arrest the woman today. Picture: NSW Police

Accused of sending $30,000 overseas to Islamic State.

Footballer's wife has surrogate child, as joy turns to tragedy

JESSICA Brockie, wife of All Whites striker Jeremy Brockie, just gave birth to her friend Bec’s baby. Tragically, Bec will never get to meet her son.

Ford Mustang Bullitt’s jaw-dropping sale tag

Ford’s 2018 Mustang Bullitt is living up to the hype. Picture: AFP

Massive price paid for first 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt.

Car guru questions Tesla’s future

Former General Motors vice chairman, Bob Lutz, has cast doubt on the future prospects of electric car maker Tesla amid mounting financial losses. Picture: Supplied.

Is the electric car maker on borrowed time?

The great avocado shortage of 2018

Bad news for brunch lovers as avocado supplies dwindle.

Australia has plunged into the Great Avocado Depression of 2018

Nigella Lawson reveals what she hates most about food

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Nigella there's something about food she still cannot stand

Empowering Trans people a 'slow slog'

Phylesha Brown-Acton, director of F'INE, is sick of transpeople being referred to as a medical liability.

How has life changed for Trans folk in the last ten years?

Cruise went from joy to hell in 24 hours

Riley Adams was on a cruise with his family. Picture: Jason and Jodi Adams/GoFundMe

It all started with a headache

Netflix cops $48m Kevin Spacey hit

THE latest figures from Netflix have wowed the market as the streaming service smashed expectations, but there was one noticeable black eye in the earnings report.

Test leaves US ace ‘wanting more’

Jordan Taylor takes the new Red Bull ZB Commodore for a spin.

Commodore test leaves US sportscar gun Jordan Taylor ‘wanting more’

Bay dancer moving to Paris to perform at Disneyland

LOCAL LEGEND: Dancer Lili Wellings is set to move to Paris in May.

Lili Wellings is living every young dancers dream.

Hemsworth’s surprise appearance in Dundee reboot

Chris Hemsworth brings his star power to the Dundee reboot.

CHRIS Hemsworth is adding some star power to the latest Aussie reboot

How to make $1 million ‘flipping’ houses

Alicia and Tom Hall are professional "flippers". Picture: Supplied

“It can be a bit stressful — it never stops and it’s very consuming."

Coast business taking the US by storm

MAKING MOVES: BoxBrownie director has take the company's latest real estate marketing tool to New York City as it continues to make massive inroads into the United States.

Coast company cracks the US real estate market

Cost-effective hacks bring high-class style to your home

Create warmth with vintage-style light bulbs.

These home hacks can make a big difference for a small spend.

New York cheaper than Brisbane

A new survey has found Brisbane’s housing market is more affordable than New York’s.

Homes in New York are more affordable than those in Brisbane

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

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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

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First name revealed for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

Isuzu D-MAX will be in the middle of the reality TV action this year.

Series four name revealed ahead of program launch.

BMW X2 continues the crossbreed revolution

The BMW X2 is scheduled to reach showrooms during March priced from $55,900.

New BMW X2 forecast to arrive in showrooms by March.

VIRAL VIDEO: 'This is how not to do a recovery'

The video has quickly amassed over 750,000 views

Bathurst 12-hour: the other great race at Mount Panorama

Spectacular backdrop: Mount Panorama will be open for business again soon. Pic: Supplied.

Get set for some exciting production car racing.

Australian roads ‘not ready’ for driverless cars

Mercedes-Benz is trialling autonomous vehicles in Australia. Picture: Joshua Dowling.

Report reveals roads need infrastructure improvements.

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