Lismore mayor in court over AVO bid

ISAAC Smith seeking AVO against Lismore business owner.

TRIBUTES: Vale Aunty Bertha - you will be missed

Bundjalung Elder Aunty Bertha Kapeen will be sadly missed. Published with permission of family.

A heartfelt poem from Aunty Bertha's grand-daughter among tributes

Boozy early morning drive while three times over the limit

The Gladstone Police are out in force these school holidays to make people more aware not to drink and drive and not to speed. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Driver, 26, three times over legal limit

Five facts you should know about our highway upgrade

The contract to build the Pimlico and Teven section of the Pacific Highway upgrade has been awarded to the Georgiou Group.

Company who will build next section of the highway upgrade named

Chloe is missing. Have you seen her?

Missing young woman Chloe Byrnes.

She's a 26 year old female with a thin build, blonde hair, blue eyes

'I'm just so grateful that people loved him as much as I do'

The front porch was Dianne Steel and her late son Cameron Britt's favourite place to sit together.

Mum thankful for community's help after her son's tragic death

Lismore receives half the month's rain in one day

As the rain began on Sunday Travis Armstrong snapped this photo of a waterspout that appeared over Main Beach at Minnie Water.

Relief felt around the region as rain continues

Murder charge expected after Tweed River crash

Police are expected to charge a man with the murder of Michelle Lee Lord.

Murder charge expected over Tweed River crash

Police crackdown on trail bike riders in national parks

Local police, in conjunction with the National Parks Wildlife Service, have conducted a joint operation targeting trail bike riders committing offences in National Parks.

The operation was conducted over the weekend of February 18 and 19

How local businesses can support Our Kids Ball

ETC Board Chairman Rod McKelvey, Our Kids fundraising Coordinator Rebekka Battista, ETC CEO Jenny Barnett â€" at the Children’s Ward and Special Care Nursery at Lismore Base Hospital.

The Winter Ball will celebrate its sixteenth year in 2017

Valley's airport touted as a centre of excellence

A REX flight arrives at Grafton airportPhoto: Adam Hourigan/The Daily Examiner

Passenger numbers up but profits nosedive

Liz Ellis courts business success in Lismore

Liz Ellis AM.

Business owners to be inspired by champion athlete

Gen Xers more likely to 'chuck a sickie' to go to the beach

One in 7 Australians are more likely to 'chuck a sickie' to go to the beach.

One in 7 Australian workers have taken advantage of sunny weather

Business owners find millions under the mattress

Millionaire mattress makers Mitchell Taylor and Dany Milham.

'Traditional retailers will wet their pants when they read this'

Netball champion to have breakfast in Lismore

Liz Ellis will be in Lismore for a breakfast event.

Business owners are invited tobreakfast event with Liz Ellis

It's official: Petrol price rip-off worst in years

Australia is facing some of its highest petrol prices.

Brisbane retail prices the highest of the large five cities

Oppo unveils phone offering five times lossless zoom

Technology inspired by the idea of a periscope on submarine

First smartphones with HDR 4K screen revealed

The next smartphone wars will be over TV screen quality.

The latest smartphone battle will be fought over screens

Try living with a cut to pay packet: OPINION

HARD AT WORK: Penalty rates are out the door for some of the country's lowest paid employees.

Penalty rate cuts will result in a very big cut to some people's pay

Facing the fear and asking for help gives dream results

Don't be afraid to ask for help, is the message from Teliesha White, 22, who decided to get assistance on tackling her poor literacy skills.

Learning to read and write as an adult has allowed Telisha to bloom

Champagne flows at Potter's Boutique Hotel opening

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: At the Potter's Boutique Hotel grand opening are (from left) Peter Stronge, John Potter and John Chapman on Thursday night.

Developer John Potter hosted the event on Thursday night

COMMENT: Face it! Some men will always beat their wife

NO AMOUNT of legislation, no matter how sincere, will stop relationship violence.

'Every time I think of this stupid father I feel sick'

Baby Paige

Letter: Why didn't the grandmother speak up for little Paige?

Australia Day is an 'inappropriate way and day to celebrate'

Should the date of Australia Day be changed?

North Coast mayor calls for a new date to be considered

Why won't this act of animal cruelty make headlines? LETTER

Dogue de Bordeaux puppy, 10 weeks old, lying down.

Animal brutalised at the hand of a human

Our world's plastic problem: How you can help

A fisherman walks on the shores of the Arabian Sea, littered with plastic bags and other garbage, in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. India is scheduled to deposit the ratification instruments of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change with the United Nations on Sunday, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, who believed in a minimum carbon footprint. India accounts for about 4.5 percent of emissions. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Have you pondered what happens to plastic after you throw it "away”?

It looks like we get the future we choose

Welcome to a future when Parliament is chocka with single-issue, single-ego splinter parties.

Michael Burlace takes a satirical look at the future of politics

Greg Bray rediscovers a scouting past

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Our columnist took time out to look back on the Cub's handbook

Woman caught drink driving, crashing unregistered car

AS P-Plater exited the car she was quite unsteady on her feet, police said.

Hospital upgrade means more jobs

Lismore Base Hospital has been going through the process of a massive redevelopment.

Program sets employment targets for those working on redevelopment

VIDEO: Waterspout signals start of wet week

As the weather starts to turn to rain, Travis Armstrong snapped this photo of a waterspout that appeared over Main Beach at Minnie Water on Sunday.

A rare sight spotted off the coast at Minnie Water

Man suing police for $21 million claiming 'stitch up'

Taking the stand, Wood denied having asked to see Byrne’s breasts as she lay in the morgue. Picture: Brianne Makin

Gordon Wood takes the stand over death of girlfriend Caroline Byrne

Final defence witness to appear in Grafton murder trial

Supreme Court murder trial enters its last days

Pensioner fleeced by suspected scam now faces eviction

PENNILESS: Disability pensioner Craig Tweedie (left) has been left with no money after a suspected scammer fleeced his bank account of $568 - and his bank say they can't help. On the right of the picture is his carer, Sheron Wood.

Local man in strife after bank balance goes missing

Officer seriously assaulted by teen

NSW police generic Handcuffs arrest. 07 October 2016

A 19-year-old was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer

Children sent to Australia abused by paedophiles

A picture of some of the boys from Bindoon Boys Town taken from a book by Lionel Welsh, Called Orphan of the Empire. Source: News Corp Australia

"These paedophiles must have thought they were in hog heaven."

Family man downloaded 921 disgusting images

Bradley Robert Dale.

SOON-to-be dad of two caught with hundreds of filthy images.

Turnbull vs Abbott becoming a 'fight to the death'

Turnbull said Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, that comments by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a speech last week that the conservative government risked a "drift to defeat" were aimed at damaging the ruling coalition.

Senior Liberals insist Abbott isn't campaigning for his old job back

Parents given life in jail for starving son to death

Alexandru Radita, 15, (left) died of complications from untreated diabetes and starvation at the hands of his parents Emil and Rodica Radita (right)

Teen boy was only 16kg when he died of starvation

Cory Bernardi says he's proud to be a 'deplorable'

CORY Bernardi says he is proud to part of a group called ‘the deplorables’ who are said to be have been plotting to get Tony Abbott back into the frontbench. Picture: AAP

That’s what politicians are meant to be doing: discussing policy...

Tech company unveils 4G smart phone for $150

The Alcatel U5

It's not the greatest phone in the world but it may be the cheapest

Big city bosses sent outback

NEW VENTURE: Outback School of Business founder Andrew Poots on his cattle station near Longreach.

New western Queensland business school launched.

'In effect, he has killed me': Bad 'Santa's' HIV victim

Alick Frank Robinson leaves Maroochydore Magistrates Court.

Repeated unprotected sex with a woman when he knew he had HIV

QBE chief's pay docked $550,000 over affair

John Neal of QBE who said today some recent decisions were ‘inconsistent with the board’s expectations’. Picture: Renee Nowytarger / The Australian.

‘Recent decisions were inconsistent with board’s expectations’

Trump seeks extra $A70b for US military might

"We have a hornet's nest. It's a mess."

Jealous ex murders couple after illicit online searches

Zoe Morgan was murdered by her “obsessed” ex-boyfriend in Wales.

An "obsessed" ex-boyfriend killed a shop employee and her lover

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars ended with a moment that left everyone speechless.

EXCLUSIVE: Boy tells of snake wrestling drama

SNAKE BOY: Oli Wardrope of Agnes Water has been seen by more than four million people after a video of him wrangling a snake from under his dad's car went viral.

THIS LOVABLE young boy wins hearts as he recalls wrestling a snake.

VIDEO: Cockroaches flee infested Toowoomba home

Skin-crawling moment dozens of cockroaches flee Toowoomba home

Feet photo baffles the internet

How are her feet doing this?

Mobility scooter causes mayhem on busy road

AN ELDERLY woman held up traffic on a busy Coast road, driving her mobility scooter down the centre lane.

Mobility scooter in middle lane causes traffic chaos

Desperate search for... teddy bear owner

Rufus the bear was left at a Toowoomba cafe and now a massive search is under way to find his owner.

She soon found out it was a special bear

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

PRESIDENT Trump has figured out how the biggest moment of the Oscars went so wrong. Surprise surprise, it’s because of him.

Lama and Sarah’s ‘epic’ MKR fail

My Kitchen Rules contestants Lama and Sarah.

Tempers flare as Lebanese feast turns into an epic fail.

Oscars 2017: How did biggest award get stuffed up?

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

'Guys in headsets starting buzzing around. They took the envelope.'

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

Lisa Curry breaks down in the jungle.

Lisa Curry says she can’t get married to her fiance

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land incorrectly named Best Picture.

Blue Heelers' Ditch Davey joins 800 Words cast

Ditch Davey joins the cast of 800 Words as Terry, the younger brother of George, played by Erik Thomson.

George Turner's brother, Terry, arrives to Weld with a 'few demons'

Oscars winners 2017: Full list of Academy Award winners

Viola Davis accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Fences at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHO won Oscars this year? Here’s a full list of every winner.