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    It's been 90 years since Smithy's historic flight

    It's been 90 years since Smithy's historic flight

    It's been 90 years since Smithy's flight

    Join the Queen of Hearts to save next year's lantern parade

    premium_icon Join the Queen of Hearts to save next year's lantern parade

    Help collect donations to support the event next year

    Three alternative sites shortlisted for new Tweed Hospital

    Three alternative sites shortlisted for new Tweed Hospital

    Alternative sites revealed at community meeting.

    Don't use your barbecue as a heater, firies

    Don't use your barbecue as a heater, firies

    AS WINTER approaches, firies are offering to help safety check your home.

    25,000 people and $30m in sales at 'perfect' Primex

    premium_icon 25,000 people and $30m in sales at 'perfect' Primex

    ORGANISERS of this major Casino event have made a major announcement about next year's event.

    Popular restaurant opens new food shop

    premium_icon Popular restaurant opens new food shop

    THIS new business offers coffee, cakes, pastries, deli items, salads and take-home meals.

    Your Story

      Leave a legacy of kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity

      Leave a legacy of kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity

      Life is too fragile to continue in nasty ways

      Best friends stay true throughout time

      Best friends stay true throughout time

      Friends and lovers come and go, but these special friends stay true

      Help the refugees through a more practical means

      Help the refugees through a more practical means

      Help the refugees through a more practical means

      Walk Safely to School Day

      Walk Safely to School Day

      The weather was a little 'fresh' as staff and students set off

      Fuel for thought

      Fuel for thought

      News such as this makes me wonder two things

      Facebook hugging wars?

      Facebook hugging wars?

      How about a slap or punch option for social media?

      Weddings

        Top Northern Rivers wedding locations

        Top Northern Rivers wedding locations

        We asked on Facebook for your favourite wedding locations and many people were kind...

        What is the most important thing when planning a wedding?

        What is the most important thing when planning a wedding?

        What is the most important thing when planning a wedding?

        AutoWed: coin-operated wedding machine

        AutoWed: coin-operated wedding machine

        Press 1 for heterosexual, 2 for gay, and 3 for a lesbian marriage. And if you wish...

        Pets

          Roxy the miracle pup.

          Roxy the miracle pup.

          Roxy the miracle pup has been given the all-clear by the vet who has treated her...

          Photography: Pets with disabilities

          Photography: Pets with disabilities

          Portland-based Carli Davidson is an award-winning photographer and experienced...

          YOUR SPORT

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          THE Northern Star publishes sporting results each and every day, with a special...

          Local History

            Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

            premium_icon Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

            Quiet suburban neighbour was once the stomping ground of killers

            The wards of the ring find historic piece embedded in tree

            The wards of the ring find historic piece embedded in tree

            A Swan Bay tree held a secret embedded in its truck for years

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