Outdoor Living

Sat 7 Jan 2017

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

KATE O'Neill gives us the lowdown on the best buys and the new produce available from Northern Rivers growers.

Tue 3 Jan 2017

Have you considered turning over a new leaf?

Have you considered turning over a new leaf?

FROM composting more to learning how to propagate, our gardening writer lists the 10 things she wants to achieve in her backyard over the next 12 months.

Thu 22 Dec 2016

Your summer snap could be worth $579!

Your summer snap could be worth $579!

TODAY we open our annual reader photograph competition - and we're desperate to give away a feature-packed Nikon Key Mission 170 camera, worth $579.

Fri 16 Dec 2016

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

BEACH driving can be a tricky business. Watch as four-wheel-drivers hitting the sand at Inskip Point find out getting a tow out of a jam can make things worse.

Fri 25 Nov 2016

Richmond River salinity report

Richmond River salinity report

MID Richmond River salinity for November 16 and November 23 respectively.

Fishing: Now is the time to explore our rivers

Fishing: Now is the time to explore our rivers

EVEN if you're not a river angler, it's worthwhile getting out on the Richmond anywhere from Lismore to Ballina at the moment.

This week in Northern Rivers cattle sales

This week in Northern Rivers cattle sales

NUMBERS remained steady for a yarding of 1400 head at Casino's weekly cattle sale on Wednesday.

Fri 18 Nov 2016

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

THE Sunshine Coast has one of the best shore-based fisheries in south-east Queensland and one type that is sometimes overlooked is rock fishing.

Tue 15 Nov 2016

How to save water while maintaining a gorgeous garden

How to save water while maintaining a gorgeous garden

EVERY gardener knows that one of the most precious resources for a healthy vegetable or flower patch is water.

Sun 13 Nov 2016

Markets keep farming family on the land

Markets keep farming family on the land

THE Morrow family has been farming on the Alstonville plateau for generations.

Sat 12 Nov 2016

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

KATE O'Neill takes a look at new offerings at Northern Rivers farmers' markets.

Fri 11 Nov 2016

TOTALLY HOOKED: Catching crustaceans lots of fun

TOTALLY HOOKED: Catching crustaceans lots of fun

WITH the days getting longer and warmer, a lot of people start chasing their favourite crustaceans.

Thu 10 Nov 2016

How the cutest calf in the world made friends with a lamb

How the cutest calf in the world made friends with a lamb

PHOTOS, VIDEO: This Scottish Highland calf, Braveheart, is lucky to be alive, but now he gets to enjoy farm life with his best mate, Silence.

Wed 9 Nov 2016

OUR SAY: Why wait for life jacket trial to end?

OUR SAY: Why wait for life jacket trial to end?

MANY rock fishers have said they would not wear compulsory life jackets, but $20 seems a small price to pay for greater safety.

Tue 8 Nov 2016

Now's the time to say goodbye to unwanted visitors

Now's the time to say goodbye to unwanted visitors

RIGHT now my lawn is full of bindis. I've used the garden spade to remove many, but I refuse to spray with poisons for health reasons.

Fri 4 Nov 2016

Top weather attracts fishos as many spots in Bay fire up

Top weather attracts fishos as many spots in Bay fire up

A WEEK of decent weather has given many the opportunity to get in some fishing and boating.

Sustainable fishing on agenda in new initiative

Sustainable fishing on agenda in new initiative

COOLOOA Coast anglers could be the latest to benefit from the Fishers for Fish Habitat forums in Queensland, engaging recreational fishers in the protection and...

North Solitary Islands a haven for anemones, clown fish

North Solitary Islands a haven for anemones, clown fish

North Solitary Islands are famous for their prolific number of sea anemones.

Totally Hooked: Coral trout are on the chomp now

Totally Hooked: Coral trout are on the chomp now

Coral trout, also known as leopard fish, can be caught up to 75cm in length and weighing in at 6 to 8kg.

Thu 3 Nov 2016

Updated fishing guide available in time for summer

Updated fishing guide available in time for summer

New edition of the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide launching just in time for the summer holidays

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