Lockdown shows hospital security issues getting worse: Union

Kyogle Memorial Hospital file photo. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

"It is abundantly clear now that the ... arrangements have failed"

Man threatened witnesses outside court

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He allegedly made threats to shoot them

Woman felt 'dirty, ashamed' over partner's abuse

Lismore Court House. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

"I thought I was going to lose my life to this person"






A first in grass-fed graze beef for Queensland

Emerald farmer receives $500,000 grant from Coles to supply meat

'We've got the best product in the world'

BEEF WEEK BOUND: Hiroyuki Sakai is a well-known Japanese Chef who specializes in French Cuisine and will be at the Beef Australia 2018 event in Rockhampton.

World renowned chefs to attend country's biggest beef event

Beef is best on the Darling Downs

GOOD BEEF: The winning beef.

Darling Downs beef is best in Queensland

Beef market performing well

Monto Cattle and Country's first sale for the year was a cracker. Photo: Emily Smith / Central and North Burnett Times

Returns for NSW beef enterprises remain strong despite challenges

More beef checks needed

In its long awaited Cattle and Beef Market Study the ACCC has made 15 recommendations.

Cattle and Beef Market Study now available

Rural boarder to international delegation interpreter

Josephine with members of French delegation

Rural boarder to international delegation interpreter

Coles 2016 Farmer of the Year named

Stud cattle breeders Prue and David Bondfield of Palgrove are hoping to secure key partnerships in China.

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QUEENSLAND beef farmers David and Prue Bondfield have been crowned

Splendour VIP passes raise massive sum for flood relief

50 Flood Relief Gold Passes were auctioned last week online to help three Northern Rivers areas

GREAT START: Splendour VIP passes raise more than $23,000

Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Flood appeal fundraiser had a successful first day

Splendour in the Grass tickets sell out in an hour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Organisers: 'there will be a fundraiser for flood victims'

EASY GUIDE: How to get your Splendour in the Grass tickets

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Are you prepared to get your tickets for this year's festival?

How to get your Splendour tickets, locals only

Crowd at Splendour in the Grass 2016.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Are you a resident in the area allowed to purchase them?

When the NDIS is rolling out at your place

THE National Disability Insurance Scheme launched in July 2013 and continues to roll out region by region across the country.

Disability service providers get a helping hand

Social Futures Ability Linkers were commended on their effort to ensure Northern Rivers residents are connected to their community.

Budget 2017: Bid to fund NDIS sparks $6 billion search

TREASURER Scott Morrison will be looking to fill a $6 billion hole with the Turnbull government reportedly set to fully fund the NDIS.

Meet the frockers if you're fascinated by fashion

JOIN Frock Club's meet monthly and go behind the scenes and learn more about the fickle, fast-paced world of fashion.

Wake up with a snag on Friday morning

Third year apprentice at Casino's Smiths Butchery, Jacob Lane is spending this week preparing for the Beef Week brekky with the butchers.

BBQ to thank community for ongoing support with a snag or steak

LISTEN: Resident airs frustrations over parking debacle

Paid parking has pushed hospital commuters into suburbia, proving problematic for residents.

Parking pressures felt in suburbia of hospital precinct

Slaves in Byron: The dark side of housing crisis

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A darker side to Byron's economy

NSW Sport comments on Lennox Head Ski Jump

An artist impression of the Ski jump facility at Lennox Head. The size of the structure has upset locals, but it may not be as big as it appears in the artist impression.

Lennox Head Ski Jump on its four week exhibition

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First female superhero film in 12 years

WONDER Woman film opens next Thursday in Australia

Stories Troy Cassar-Daley carries around

LEGEND: Troy Cassar-Daley after receiving the Golden Guitar Award for Album of the Year during the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January.

You can see him in Ballina this weekend

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Pauly puts stereo back into stereotypes

PAULY: Paul Fenech is a comedian of Maltese and Aboriginal descent.

'A bourbon-fuelled bogan subwoofer bonanza of comedy.'

Coding kits help re-float REDinc after flood

CEO of REDinc Marie Gale, former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, Lisa Newman and CEO LinkSprite Gavin Sigley showing eSpace how to use their new coding kits.

Former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman delivers some cheer

Nation's farmers to tour Northern Rivers jersey dairy farms

ON A WINNER: Chris Sharpe, left, of Richmond Dairies, Casino, holds the  gold perpetual trophy awarded to the owner of the champion Jersey cow at the Lismore Dairy Spectacular, Stephen McCarthy from East Greenmount, Queensland. Stephen gets to keep the smaller replica

Lismore to host highlight event on the farming calendar

WIN acquires rights to Southern Cross Media television

WIN network coverage

Changes to take effect at end of the month

Servo lost every piece of stock and equipment in flood

Generic petrol bowser Photo Lee Constable / Daily Mercury

Service station finally reopens following flood

Ballina brothel lifting a social taboo

Ballina Exclusive Company sex workers say catering to the disabled has its health benefits.

Disabled clientele benefit from sex visits.

The secret to how Aldi's "special buys" are chosen

‘I know it seems a little random’

Room for the birds? Bentley Bentayga Falconry

Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner.

Special Edition Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner.

Beach 4WD hoons

A resident, who didn't wish to be named, snapped one of the four-wheel drivers illegally traversing the dunes at Seven Mile Beach on Sunday, May 21.

A resident, who didn't wish to be named, snapped one of the four-wheel drivers...

Hiking in the Bunya Mountains

The Festoon Falls walking trail at Dandabah in the Bunya Mountains and, top right, the Bunya Mountains sculpture at Dandabah, installed in 2008, marks 100 years of national parks in Queensland and, bottom right, at Dandabah.

This national park offers visitors the chance to get back to nature.

Muslim leaders clash on TV

Fiery debate about extremism and Islam.

Australian Muslim leaders disagree on live TV.

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World's Strongest Man, full day of eating

Spiderman Homecoming new trailer

Marvel puts its spin on comic classic.

3rd trailer for rebooted super hero movie.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet of peanut butter, protein shakes and beef

'Hello my name is Kim. I'd like to sell my virginity'

'Kim' wants to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.

'With the money I can buy a flat, pay tuition fees and afford a car'

Work starts on supermarket, retail and cinema complex

Artist impression of the proposed redevelopment of the cinema and shopping complex on Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Mercato billed as regional NSW's most sustainable shopping complex

Brutal Dawn rises from Bernard Fanning's studio

Australian musician Bernard Fanning with American record producer, engineer and mixer Nick DiDia in their Tyagarah studio.

Duo set to release follow-up to acclaimed album Civil Dusk

Five ways to improve your brain fitness

STAY ON TOP OF YOUR GAME: It's important to give your brain a workout as well as your body.

Give your brain a workout

93 years old and still pumping iron

GOOD TIMES: 93-year-old Second World War veteran Ken Smith is glowing with health as he takes part in a program run by Active Body Conditioning at Goodlife Health Club. Ken is pictured with exercise physiologist Emily Beck.

Ken's exercise fix great for his body, mind and soul

Puppy seller rubbishes dog law changes

POUND PUPPY: This little pig-dog cross is one of dozens of puppies that may be put down if no home is found for them, or they remain unclaimed by their owner. Photo Lisa Machin / Dalby Herald

Council say the new rules are designed to stamp out puppy farming

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

ABC2 slammed for cringe-worthy pre-match coverage of the Sydney FC play Liverpool exhibition game

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Bonville to become new housing hub

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into housing

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

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The $1000-a-day jobs of the future are not what you think

In workplace speak they’re also known as “slashies”

Jobs without degrees: Is university becoming outdated?

Dr Amantha Imber is the author of The Innovation Formula.

Australians should reconsider enrolling in university

Five tips for scoring a mining job

LANDING A JOB: Stanmore's coal handling and processing plant.

EQIP general manager Melissa Denniss weighs in.

2000 construction jobs up for grabs in $2b project

An impression of the proposed Brisbane Development Corporation casino and at Queens Wharf.

Enough steel for two Story Bridges will be needed

Huge new mine project to hire 450 workers

The latest concept design for the Styx Coal Project near Ogmore, about 130km north of Rockhampton.

Miners to be sourced from Rockhampton region

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Due in October: Volkswagen's Golf R-engined Arteon GT beauty

GT FOR THE PEOPLE: Expect to pay in the low-$60,000s for VW's all-new Arteon five-door fastback when it hits Aussie showrooms in October.

Sleek fastback hits 100kmh in just 5.6-seconds

Doggone it! Did you know unrestrained pets are illegal?

It's actually illegal to not have your pet properly restrained in your car.

It is illegal for a pet to not be properly restrained in your car.

Lemons to race 24 hours at Willowbank Raceway

LEMON SEASON: Keith Lewis of Queensland Raceway and Mayor Paul Pisasale celebrate the upcoming 24 Hours of Lemons at Queensland Raceway.

Hotted up old bombs set to raise funds for prostate cancer

$745,000 for a plate? "29" breaks Australian auction record

PRICE OF TIN: Australian auction record for a number plate is smashed as NSW 29 raises $745,000 at Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic Auction

Bit of tin sells for the price of a beach front home

Tempting entry-level price of $27,990 for new Subaru XV SUV

NEW XV: New all-wheel-drive Subaru XV is arriving in just a few weeks, and prices are down and specification is up over equivalent outgoing models. The entry-level 2.0i with CVT auto starts at $27,990 before on-roads, but there's no longer a sub-$27k manual model.

$1250 off the CVT entry-level price of popular XV SUV

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