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AFTER 35 years, Australia’s oldest video store will shut up shop after renting hundred of thousands of Betamax, VHS, DVDs and Blue Ray discs to countless customers...

24 hour petrol now available in village

Bangalow Fuel Supplies now have pumps available 24/7.

"The new service is to help people if they get caught out”

Survey reveals trucking second most deadly job

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: the scene of the double fatality two-truck collision on the Gwydir Highway on Monday.

Trucking second most dangerous job in Australia, survey finds

'COFFIN SWAP': Funeral director reveals what happened

Tony Hart of Harts Family Funerals.

"We apologise profusely for our mistake and the distress...''

Solar firm wound up over debt claims

Two companies said the solar power installation firm owed them money. (File photo)

Companies say Wide Bay solar firm owes nearly $89,000

New operator needed for popular Kyogle cafe

TIME TO LEAVE: Georgina Steriovich, in earlier years running the Kyogle Country cafe aka Georgie's cafe.

"After lots of soul-searching, I've decided to close”

Australia’s deadliest jobs revealed

Jobs in agriculture are among the most dangerous in the country. Picture: Andy Rogers

Work in these professions? You’re more likely to die on the job

BUSINESS COLLAPSE: ‘I had to empty my kids’ accounts’

Former Michel's Patisserie franchisee Robert Verni.

Robert Verni says he was forced to empty his kids’ bank account

Noel Whittaker says don't get beached by dream purchase

Be careful if you're planning to buy a beach house, warns investment guru Noel Whittaker

Aussie kids scored $1.1b these holidays

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ hands out more than $368 million during the Christmas holidays. Picture: iStock

AUSSIE kids have been raking it in thanks to the “Bank of Mum and Dad”.

How to avoid a debt trap

A stressed couple trying to work out how to manage their bills and household finances.

There are simple ways to ease money pain in 2018

New changes to how Australians bank their cash

Technology will play a key role in changing the way we bank this year.

It’s banking, but not as we know it: the big changes coming in 2018

Fun's over for another year but bill is just coming in

PAY IT OFF: A balance transfer deal is a great opportunity to get on top of your credit card debt.

Aussies racked up $29b in credit card debt over the festive season.

Welfare cheats pocket billions in undeserved payments

Centrelink and Medicare offices at Dalby.

Families were overpaid the most at $1.2 billion in family tax benefits

Bitcoin ‘will come to a bad end’

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway.

Billionaire Warren Buffett warns the recent bitcoin mania won't end well

Facebook news feed change wipes billions off value

Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to change the way Facebook operates people’s news feeds has cost him $3.3bn, with his personal net worth dropping by 4.4 per cent.

CES 2018: Best tech gadgets on the planet

Samsung’s new giant 146-inch TV can be used to create a ‘wall-sized’ display. Picture: John Locher/AP

Here’s the best of the world’s largest tech convention

Motorists could face ‘human-controlled car’ tax

A olvo driverless car

There'll be a price to pay in the future, according to company leader

The sex app easier than ‘using a condom’

The way we have sex may be about to change.

A new consent app some say is revolutionary while others call it offensive

New postcode restrictions for home loans

HOME loan lending with the nation’s largest bank is about to get harder.

Mix of investments will generally perform better

If you are a couple and you have a million dollars invested (that may sound a lot but it is very little if it has to last for the rest of your life and you live 30 years or more), then for a million dollars you only receive $26,000 a year in interest and inflation makes sure you lose another 2-2.5 per cent in buying power.

Just how safe are term deposits and super safe investments?

'Dear tourist': Forget about Byron, Lismore loves you

Crowds at Lismore's Friendship Festival - Piazza in The Park.

"It's obvious they don't appreciate you"

'Something badly wrong' with govt offer to retiring worker

Christoph Schnelle recently had a client who had to choose between a $400,000 lump sum or $37,000 pension for life from their government employer.

Pension choice angers business columnist Christoph Schnelle

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

How to keep your assets and get the age pension

It's now possible to keep or reduce your assets and get the age pension back.

Our business columnist offers advice for pensioners

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

Amazon to launch $5 a month music service

AMAZON is about to launch their new smart speakers in Australia, which are capable of singing Waltzing Matilda, ordering pizzas and — yes — commenting on sport.

Uber $150 ‘cleaning fee scam’

An Uber driver charged Sydney customer Ebony the maximum $150 cleaning fee for a mystery mess she says she did not make.

Uber customer Ebony has warned of a “cleaning fee scam’

Meet the Gladstone man paid to play video games

THE ENTERTAINER: Video game streamer Matt Gregory with his streaming set-up.

Matt Gregory is a popular online streamer.

CES 2018: The smarter, sharper tech coming your way

Tech firm LG is expected to show off the world's largest 8K OLED television screen at the Consumer Electronics Show this year.

Star Trek doors, folding phone screens and infra-red hair dryers