We take a look at some of the pics that defined the year's events. Fires dominated the coverage as this area experienced the harrowing destruction in February with little reprieve through to December. There was also the search for missing Belgium backpacker Theo Hayez who is still missing and now the subject of a podcast. Koalas face a huge challenge as most of the habitat succumbed to fire. Southern Cross University when into lockdown after a suspected gunman possibly threatened the campus, while Mullumbimby experience the extraordinary event of a bomb disposal unit flying up to deal with a real device near the council chambers. Cyclone Oma brought huge swells to the coast line and added to the coastal erosion taking place, while students protested for action against Climate Change in Lismore. Once again the Northern Rivers was blessed with great music with punk icon Iggy Pop attending Byron Bay Bluesfest while a number of artists attended Splendour in the Grass. Tones and I had a stellar year starting off with a magical performance at Splendour in the Grass.