Drowning 'most likely' cause of 20-year-old's death

The Island Quarry, Byron Bay. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs/ The Northern Star

Family's lawyer asks why other fatal factors weren't investigated

1800 hockey players to come to Lismore, Ballina

A file photo from the 2017 Hockey Masters Championships.

Prestigious event will be a huge boost to the local economy

Police arrive to move protesters from paid parking sites

Bangalow newsagent owner Carolyn Adams was getting her hair done when the protest over paid parking started.

Council workers due to start work on installing meters

Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.

'Severe' storms brewing: Chance of large hail, 90km/h winds

Wet weather and severe thunderstorms predicted for the Northern Rivers.

Large hail and damaging wind gusts around 90km/hour

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

Hello summer: It's going to be a hot week

EXTREME HEAT: Temperatures in the Nothern Rivers will soar following the last of the rain.

Severe thunderstorms will give way to 30-plus days

Rain, storms, flash floods: We're about to get hit

How much rain are we going to get?

"We should see rain and storms increase with flash flooding likely"

'Major' rain event with 300mm possible, weather experts warn

Predicted showers for the Northern Rivers over the weekend, increasing into next week.

"Absolutely torrential rain" has already hit some areas

More help for flood impacted farmers

NEW grants available for primary producers who were affected during the 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

Seven key points from SES flood forums

FLOOD RESCUE: One of many residents held by the SES, Michelle Anderson is rescued by the Lismore Unit from her flooded in North Lismore.

Community tells SES what they need

QLD thinks we could learn a lesson or two about floods

FLOOD REVIEW: Lismore SES crews search and rescue people who were stranded in the houses in North Lismore.

NSW SES Commissioner says: Our review is "enough”

Bridge repairs 'desperately needed', Kyogle Council hears

FULL wrap up of the council's last meeting of the year.

Police officer fights unfair dismissal in court

A former Tweed/Byron officer has had his unfair dismissal application accepted on the "barest of margins”, according to the Industrial Relations Commission.

Officer said he had 'no recollection' of incident

New track will give mountain bikers an adrenaline rush

Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club members James Flockton, Cameron Johnston, Sheryn da-Re, and Sue Woolley with MP Kevin Page at the site of the new parking for the local trails near Alstonville.

New track fun for riders at all stages

New express bus service rolls out for six-month trial

A new express bus service will be operating Monday to Friday for commuters travelling to Lismore from the Coast.

New service to get commuters from the coast to Lismore.

EVICTED: Small businesses told to find new homes

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

"We've been literally thrown out of our little nest”

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Show goes on for injured drag queen

TREVOR Ashley is performing at Tropical Fruits 2017 despite fall.

This weekend's Northern Rivers markets list

Fresh produce.

Where to get fantastic produce and fresh coffee from.

Ten fantastic things to do this week

PRESS PLAY: Don't miss out on seeing Justice Crew perform on October 14.

From Carols to Romeo and Juliet by the Russian National Ballet

P!nk vs Gaga: sing-off in Evans Head

TOURING: Musicians and singers Kim Boath (as P!nk) and Emily Louisa Rose (as Lady Gaga).

Raise Your Glass is a tribute show

Piece of Ballina's history to be auctioned today

The historic Riversleigh Guesthouse

It is one of the oldest two-storey homes in town

Banned item found in Ballina during dangerous toys blitz

A novelty lighter banned by NSW Fair Trading inspectors at Ballina.

Dangerous, banned novelty product has been ordered off the shelves

'Attack on tourism': Stayz slams council over legal threat

Stayz have urges Byron Shire Council to rethink legal action.

"Mum and dad investors" will be forced to defend themselves

REVEALED: New look Shaws Bay takeaway

The Shaws Bay takeaway has a new look and name.

Monochrome, minimalistic style signals new era

How much would you pay for a Falls Festival ticket?

MUSIC lovers are being forced to fork out big dollars if they want to attend the sold-out event at North Byron Parklands.

OPEN: Tickets to see Flume at Falls, signed vinyl on auction

HOT TICKETS: Flume took the top spot in Triple J's 2016 Hottest 100 poll.

It is an exclusive copy of Skin autographed by Flume

Angus Stone gets woken up by the cows licking his yurt

SIBLINGS: Angus and Julia Stone.

Julia Stone explained her sibling's Byron hinterland lifestyle

Want Falls tickets? Be prepared to fork out big bucks

Crowds at Falls Festival in Byron Bay. Photo: Niche Pictures - Lyn McCarthy

Tickets normally worth about $300 are selling for $1000

Byron Bay festival venue gets green light

Splendour in the Grass will continue at North Byron Parklands.

Let the music play for another 20 months

ANGER: Falls tickets reselling online for 3+ times amount

Crowds at Falls Festival in Bryon Bay. Photo: Niche Pictures - Lyn McCarthy

Three-day tickets were re-selling online for over $3,000

Flume will welcome 2018 at Falls Byron Bay

Will Flume take out Triple J's Hottest 100 music poll this year?

Grammy Award-winner artist will take punters into the new year

Community celebrations in the Quad

Anita Gooding, of Lismore, Michelle Phillips, of Casino, and Jaz Hubbard, of Lismore, have fun at the Photos in a Booth stall at the Lismore's International Day of People with Disability event.

Program facilitator for Club Lane Multi Task Eli Partridge said lots of service...

Community celebrations in the Quad

Anita Gooding, of Lismore, Michelle Phillips, of Casino, and Jaz Hubbard, of Lismore, have fun at the Photos in a Booth stall at the Lismore's International Day of People with Disability event.

Program facilitator for Club Lane Multi Task Eli Partridge said lots of service...

Fight continues

Bangalow Chamber of Commerce president Jo Millar with protesters in Bangalow.

Bangalow Chamber of Commerce president Jo Millar

Paid parking

Bangalow newsagent owner Carolyn Adams was getting her hair done when the protest over paid parking started.

Protest has ramped up in Bangalow

New parking for mountain bike trail

MOUNTAIN bikers can look forward to eight kilometres of cross country and...

This is how long women want sex to last

A NEW survey has asked men and women how long they would ideally like their time in the bedroom to last for. And then it has revealed how long sex lasts in...

Ho, ho, hold back on the number of gifts

SURPLUS SURPRISES: It's easy to lose sight of your financial plan when you're out shopping and you end up coming home with considerably more than your kids need.

Take the pressure off and give presents that are meaningful

Going green leads Jaguar to offer a 'four-pot' sports car

Jaguar has released a cut price version of the F-Type, but it has a lengthy and expensive options list. Picture: Supplied.

Same shape, but F-Type gains a four-cylinder engine.

Exclusive $400,000 Audi R8 has power of 10

Audi has announced the production of an exclusive, limited edition R8 V10 plus Neuburg Edition specifically developed for the Australian market.

Special edition supercars coming Down Under.

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy in November.

"It’s extremely romantic and will always be a special place for us"

Family member wants a loan? Here's how to handle it

Family members asking for money can be tough. Illustration: John Tiedemann.

What if you say “no” and it damages your relationship?

Most extreme roadworthy car ever: McLaren’s Senna-sation

McLaren has dubbed the car the Senna in tribute to the legendary F1 racer Ayrton Senna.

Check out McLaren's “most extreme road car yet”.

What you need to know about Star Wars

Who would have guessed that a science- fiction film would captivate two generations and make icons of its stars?

Mark Hamill’s gripe with new Star Wars

Mark Hamill in a scene from the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

ACTOR returns to play Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi.

Deb Knight’s new prime time role

Weekend Today host Deb Knight has announced her new role with Nine

SHE’S been filling in on the Today desk since Lisa Wilkinson quit.

Liz, 53, says she still texts Warnie

The model and actor seems to be a fan of yoga.

Liz, who is mum to 15-year-old Damian, is promoting her new swimwear

premium_icon SEQ town growing so fast, it needs a school 14 years early

Residents say they were drawn to Yarrabilba because of the affordable new houses and big yards. Picture: Liam Kidston.

Mr Power said the high school would cost $60 million

When buying off-the-plan goes wrong

Leon Sidik is unhappy with his off-the-plan townhouse. Picture: Channel 9

What happens when buying off-the-plan doesn’t go according to plan?

Rainbow Beach leads Airbnb boom

GRAB A SHARE: Rainbow Beach is leading the growth of Airbnb in the region.

Gympie's share rentals soar in past two years.

Deposit drive hard slog for young Ipswich couple

TOUGH SLOG: Brent Pettersson and Penelope Sparrow are trying to save for a deposit while renting.

"We've both accepted defeat in being able to buy any time soon.”

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

'Bold plan' will create thousands of jobs

Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker.

Major announcement being made by Southern Cross Uni today

Adani to tour Qld in search of workers

Anti-Adani mine protesters outside Parliament House this morning. Picture: Lexie Cartwright

“Groups hoping to stop us have failed because we have already started."

Rail squabble over 900 Queensland jobs

New Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch. Picture: Wesley Monts

Mayor says 'a lot of zero sum thinking going on'.

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Hands-on with the new Nissan Qashqai small SUV

We drove the Qashqai around rural Victoria and loved it, mostly.

The little runners are starting to mature quite nicely

NEW COMMODORE: How much you'll pay for the new breed

The fully imported Holden Commodore will launch from $33,690 early in 2018.

The European-based model goes on sale early 2018.

$30,000 for personalised plates? Tell him he's dreamin'

Gracemere man Chase Ferguson has slapped a $30,000 price tag on this set of personalised plates.

Would you pay $30K for these plates? Or does he have 'no idea'

Ticking time bomb: Have you been too lazy to fix yours?

A deployed airbag is seen in a 2001 Honda Accord.

Still more than 43,000 of the worst airbags on our roads.

Which car can replace my V8 Commodore?

The Kia Stinger packs some punch with a twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet.

The choices to replace a V8 Commodore.

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