Powerful message of support and hope amidst continuing drought and fire conditions.
ONE of Australia's biggest nu-metal bands is stopping in Byron Bay.
PROSTESTERS congregated with tiny black coffins and flowers outside the Ballina RSL to highlight the plight of the koala.
IN DANGEROUS terrain at the base of a cliff, with an incoming tide, large waves and falling rocks, rescuers faced a near-impossible task -- saving a boy's life.
"EVERYONE was shocked. It was quite sad as well, and at the same time it is very rare and everyone was amazed to see the orcas."
HEARTBREAKING footage has shown the windy conditions firefighters faced in Rappville.
HEARTBREAKING images are coming through of the destruction left by the blaze.
THE devastated residents of Rappville are taking stock after a fire, believed to have been deliberately lit, tore through the region.