UPDATED: Police confirm tragic death at Fingal Head

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Police and surf lifesavers have ended a desperate search.

PHOTOS: Wardell Public School 150th celebrations

Wardell Public School students Tanesha Nugent and Sean Wilcox with the plaque that was unveiled during the school's 150th anniversary celebrations.

The fascinating story of the historic Wardell Public School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Showtime at the 2017 North Coast National

2017 North Coast National.

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Shop vacancy rate doubles in wake of March flood

BUSINESS vacancy rates in Lismore's city centre have spiked since the March flood with the rate more than double what is considered a healthy figure.

Lismore flood recovery efforts win NSW Resilience Awards

RESILIENCE AWARDS: Lismore Helping Hands representatives were at Government House to receive the NSW Get Ready Community Award for their establishment of a Facebook group and Community Hub that connected vulnerable people with volunteers and supplies at a critical time. L-R Scott Hanckel (SES), Thomas George MP, Susie Coulstan, Elly Bird, Mandie Kei, Mark Speakman MP, Attorney General at Parliament House.

Overcoming flood disaster recognised by awards

1000 responses to flood survey: Have you filled it out?

Isaac Smith and James Bennett-Levy at the launch of the 'After the Flood' survey at Lismore Quadrangle on Wednesday September 27.

Aim is to get "full picture" of flood impact across Northern Rivers

How you can help flood homeless get back on their feet

Jeremy Marsh with his son Cooper at their temporary accomodation in Goonellabah after being rendered without accomodation due to the flood.

"We had to sleep wherever we could knowing we had lost everything”

60 new volunteers sign up with Lismore SES after flood

Acting deputy region controller for the Richmond/Tweed SES Chad Ellis and Lismore City SES local controller Melinda Mapstone are heartened to welcome new recruits to the organisation.

Members say the call for help has been overwhelming

SES morale low, volunteers quit after flood criticism

The SES Commissioner is concerned about the morale of Lismore volunteers.

Boss of the SES worried about "undeserved negative sentiment”

FIRST LOOK: 'Thumbs up' for club's revamp after flood

Lismore Workers Club rebuilding after the devastating floods in March 2017

Grand reopening after six months of intense repair work

Kyogle throws its hat in the ring for $37m food hub

WHILE Bangalow residents fight against the controversial proposal, other councils are laying out the red carpet.

New guide for arts, vintage and retro fans

Tourism Services Coordinator Andrew Walker with the 2017 Arts, Vintage & Retro Guide.

All the must-see spots in one easy guide

SNEAK PEEK: Inside Team D-Max stunt car at Lismore Show

Isuzu Team D-Max performing at the North Coast National at the Lismore Showgrounds.

Adrenaline junkies in awe of driving spectacular

Superdeafy on screen this weekend

American actor John Maucere as Superdeafy in the film No Ordinary Hero : The Super Deafy Story.

Enjoy this film in Ballina with your hearing impaired friends

$33,000 grants put more bounce into community

Tabulam basketball stadium will get an upgrade.

Tabulam Basketball Stadium to get a major facelift

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RISING: Lismore Baking Show judge Mark Dennien inspects last year's entries at the North Coast National Show at the Lismore Showground.

From the show, to the crow.

Ross Wilson brings his Cool World

TOURING: Ross Wilson from Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock has been playing music for more than 50 years.

Eagle Rock man lands in Lismore next month

A whole new world for Hiba in Aladdin

DREAM COME TRUE: Hiba Elchikhe plays Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin The Musical.

Award-winning Disney musical Aladdin set to premiere at QPAC

Is this the Northern Rivers' best bakery?

A Northern Rivers bakery has picked up 72 awards at the North Coast National.

They won 72 awards at this year's Lismore Show

Ballina motorhome company enters industry Hall of Fame

COMPACT: Horizon Motorhomes in Ballina has launched a new, compact model, the Melaleuca Appeal.

Manufacturer goes from strength to strength since opening in 1995

G'bah has 13,000 people but only 3 cafes

Are there enough cafes in Goonellabah?

Are there enough coffee shops in Goonellabah?

PENSION CRISIS: Businesses urged to hire older workers

OLDER WORKERS: A new report from the Regional Australia Institute revealed discrimination against older works aged 55-64 will slow economic growth and put enormous strains on the taxpayer.

Senior workers can help boost regional growth

Cafe will reopen but company will dissolve, owner confirms

INCOGNITO: Goonellabah's Café Cognito closed its doors several days ago and its parent company was listed for deregistration by ASIC on September 12.

Goonellabah cafe's parent company on the ASIC strike-off register

New 'street food' shop opens its doors in Lismore CBD

The Dirty Wilson is now open in Lismore.

Flood "wiped away" dreams, but they still wanted to do something

Want Falls tickets? Be prepared to fork out big bucks

TICKETS that are normally worth about $300 are selling online 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

OPINION: Who is who at Falls Festival 2017

NOVELTY: Brisbane pop band Confidence Man performing at Splendour in the Grass 2017.

Our guide to the festival's kooky mix of hits and beats

REVEALED: Liam Gallagher is coming to Falls Festival

English musician, singer, and songwriter, former lead singer of the rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher performs during his concert at National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing, China, 10 August 2017.

He revealed the news ahead of the official line up announcement

1520 nappy changes: Life with identical twin babies

The only way identical twin baby girls Layla and Miracle Pearce can be told apart is by their chubby cheeks.

6 reasons why you should be having sex in the morning

How's sex for a morning routine?

Need a morning routine? Why not have sex?

Two years clean: 'I was really stuck and frustrated'

TRANSFORMED: Bayside Transformations graduate Leena Whelan struggled with addiction for more than 20 years.

Leena Whelan struggled with addiction for more than 20 years.

Screening of anti-vaccination film 'could cost kids' lives'

The first childhood vaccinations were introduced in Australia in 1932.

Doctors damn anti-vaccination film screening

premium_icon Ian Frazer on cusp of breakthrough on neck cancer vaccine

The new vaccine will be trialled on head and neck cancer patients in Brisbane.

IAN Frazer may be on the cusp of another big cancer breakthrough

Aviation Firefighters want their ‘toxic blood’ tested

Toxic fire fighting foams have been used extensively at a number of airports across Qld and in NSW.

Ballina among airports named in call for tests for toxic chemicals.

Public forum to probe Lismore Hospital and other services

A public forum into NSW health care service delivery will be held this week.

Residents urged to take part in inquiry following a tragic death.

Spoilers: The Project question that made Hemsworth see red

CHRIS Hemsworth wasn’t too happy with one particular question on The Project this week - and fans of the Thor franchise feel the same way.

The Block: Where are they now?

Scott Cam and Shelley Craft from The Block.

Here’s what all of your favourite Block stars are doing now

Harvey Weinstein hits back at actress

Harvey Weinstein has refuted sexual harassment claims against at least one accuser. Picture: AFP/Yann Coatsaliou

Harvey Weinstein has taken the unusual step of hitting back

Jane Barnes: They thought I was the bad influence

Jimmy Barnes at his home in Sydney this year.

Jimmy's daughter sad to learn her father hated himself so much

Mackay real estate agent urges banks to move

Who's leading who when it comes to the housing market?

Willy-nilly lending burst a bubble, but agent urges banks to change

New housing estate guarantees coast, hinterland views

Upcoming housing estate, Banyan Hill promises to offer elevated coastal and hinterland views of the Ballina Shire.

'Every single house and every dwelling gets to enjoy the views'

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Unique real estate opportunity in Byron Bay.

"It's almost impossible to get something like this near the CBD.”

What school leavers must do to land a job

School leavers who want a job next year must start preparing now.

School is ending - here is how to become workforce ready

Which state has the highest salary?

Mining, resources and energy workers are some of the best paid in Australia

Which state has the highest salary?

The top 20 jobs that are most in demand in Australia

There are plenty of jobs for pizza cooks in Australia.

Finding a job depends greatly on where you're looking for one

Report indicates strong growth for construction industry

INCREASE: The construction industry is predicted to see escalated demand in future decades.

CONSTRUCTION in Queensland and NSW will continue to increase.

How to nail that job interview

Congratulations on landing a job interview - now it is time to nail it.

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COMING SOON: Lock and start your car from your phone

LATEST TECH: Holden owners will be able to access many of their cars functions via a smartphone app.

This is the automotive world's version of Big Brother.

Big problem with our big car obsession

More people are surviving crashes if they’re riding large cars, but the same isn’t the case for smaller cars they hit. Picture: Sam Rosewarne

The old days of a two-door low-level ute are over

2018 Kia Sorento launches with true technical colours

2018 Kia Sorento GT Diesel.

The 2018 Kia Sorento has been launched.

Volvo's new Polestar offshoot blazing electric trail

Polestar, a new stand-alone premium electric-vehicle company owned by Volvo

Volvo's new premium brand Polestar is gunning for Tesla.

Sad day for Ballina's biggest Holden fan

SAD DAY: West Ballina Holden collector, Kevin Woolard, laments today's closure of the Holden production line in South Australia.

"It's a sad day for the whole of Australia”

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