Win a ridiculously good looking fashion trip to L.A.

WATCH Zoolander 2 at Ballina Fair Cinemas.

Cool heads help in Ballina Dragons boat rescue

HEAD RETURNED: The Ballina outriggers present the Ballina Dragon boaters with their dragon head, lost during a paddle last Saturday.

The Ballina Dragons lost their head last Saturday

Fighters gather for boxing reunion

BOXING REUNION: Ballina's Paul Gibson is behind a reunion of all those involved in boxing of any sort to be held in Ballina on Saturday.

The gloves will be off and they will be shaking hands.

Lake Ainsworth road back on council agenda

KEEP THE ROAD OPEN: Members of the Stop the Lake Road Closure Committee (from left) Dave Hulm, Jeanette McDevitt and Pip Carter have collected 1300 signatures on a petition to keep the road on the eastern side of Lake Ainsworth open.Photo Graham Broadhead / Ballina Shire Advocate

Issue will once again come before Ballina Shire Council tomorrow.

Horrie the Wog Dog: A war hero

TRIBUTE: Ballina's Bert Elliott from Summerland Antiques and Garden Centre was commissioned to have a bronze sculpture made of Horrie the Wog Dog, which was a Second World War hero.

Bert Elliott has organised many bronze sculptures to be imported.

MP calls on ACCC to launch inquiry into petrol prices

A 20 cent petrol price difference may spark an ACCC inquiry

Grafton and Tweed mums given wrong babies to feed

Grafton and Tweed hospitals mistakenly give mothers wrong babies

Norpa is looking for a marketing whiz

HIT: Jo Turner and Helen Christinson, Demetrios Sirilas, Phillip Blackman and Katia Molino with Shenton Gregory and Greg Sheehan in last year's Norpa production Railway Wonderland.

Applications close this Sunday.

Special integrity auditor could oversee greyhound racing

RACE 7: The greyhounds round the last bend before the home straight at Thabeban Park. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Inquiry suggests Greyhound Racing NSW should be split into two

Dodgy advertising lands fines for NSW betting agencies

The State Government is reviewing the proposed race track at Slacks Creek.

Unibet and Bet365 plead guilty to breaches of betting ad regulations

Reality TV show led to Aussie dream for Alstonville family

NEW AUSSIES: The Mills family from Alstonville, Rohan, Jem, Hana, Sally and Jevan,will be among 40 people to become Aussies at the Ballina Shire Australia Day ceremony next week.

A record 40 people will officially become Aussies at Ballina.

Work to start on Ballina’s new marine rescue tower

WORK TO START: An artist's impression of the new Marine Rescue tower at North Wall, Ballina.

Bricks and mortar will finally see an end to a long-term battle.

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Learning to push through your fear factor

SOME experiences are challenging – near death and life threatening.

Aussie summers: If it’s not driza bone, it’s drowning

I’VE been wondering if this summer is hotter than Satan’s armpit.

No pandas on our Prime Minister's gift registry

Before his rise to the top and while communications minister Melcolm Turnbull received some free internet stuff, a few tickets to the cricket, AFL, opera and some hotel upgrades.

READING the Prime Minister’s gift register is always a fun.

WATERCOOLER: Dump the Queen? Go dump yourselves!

Queen Elizabeth and her beloved corgis.

Johno says republic debate is a sham, calling for monarchy to stay

MY SAY: It’s time to debate as our booze culture goes to pot

SMOKING POT: At the very least, we should talk about it.

Smoking dope was a fairly underwhelming experience for me

OPINION: Make Valentine's Day a special one

Thank you to all our Facebook photographers - both professional and amateur - who sent in images for this week's cover search. Here are a selection of some of the favourites. Beverley Darby - Valentine's Day coming up nothing better then bunches of flowers

My Comment with QT Editor Peter Chapman

Baird’s popularity soars as Labor struggles in polls

LABOR leader Luke Foley still has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Premier Mike Baird as the New South Wales preferred leader.

Picking apart how backpacker tax effects North Coast farming

Mountain Blue's Natalie Bell and her father Ridley with Eureka blueberries ready to pick. Photo Contributed

NFF asks for compromise with 19% tax on backpacker wages

Call for drug driving clarity on roadside tests

The NSW opposition has called for clarity about how long police can detect illicit drugs in a persons system after they are consumed. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News

NSW opposition calls for clarity on how roadside drug tests work

No charges despite horror evidence over "Norma's" death

Hayden Garside was out kitesurfing at Iluka Beach (Town Beach) as winds whipped up around Mackay. Photo Lee Constable / Daily Mercury

Coroner: 'no doubt' men inflicted horrific trauma on drunk woman

Greens MP John Kaye diagnosed with cancer

Dr John Kaye (right) with colleagues Tamara Smith (left) and Jan Barham (center).

Colleagues offer support for environmental campaigner

Iconic Palmers Island caravan put on the scrap heap

The mini super-cell storm at Palmers Island damaged the iconic Yamba Rd caravan beyond repair.

Iconic caravan too damaged to stay

Police call for help over Ballina break-ins on Sunday night

Police are investigating a spate of break-ins at Ballina on Sunday night.

Information wanted over Ballina break-ins.

Woman and child test positive for Zika in Queensland

Woman and a child have tested positive for Zika virus in Queensland

Boy, 11, charged with murder after bus station stabbing

11-year-old boy charged with murder after fatal stabbing in WA

Burkina Faso kidnapping: Woman set to be released

Kidnapped former Sunshine Coast woman may be released by Al Qaeda

Painting a picture of the Guggenheim's marvels

American art collector Peggy Guggenheim poses between early paintings by Jackson Pollock.

THE Guggenheim Museum in Venice is an oasis of traditions.

WATCH: Video shows moment gunmen open fire in Dublin hotel

According to witness reports, two gunmen believed to be armed with assault rifles and disguised as police opened fire Friday on boxing fans during a boxing tournament weigh-in at the Dublin hotel, killing one man and wounding two others.

Gunmen in disguises opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel

Prosthetics may become cheaper in health insurance review

Jeremy Meyer of Grafton with his prosthetic leg - had a lower leg amputation after it became infected while fishing at Minnie Water weeks after the floods. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Reforms labelled 'Americanisation', minister says they'll lower cost

Saudis ready to send in ground troops to fight Isis

Coalition partners including the US would have to agree to the move

The most common cancer types around the world

Cancer deaths are far more prevalent in developing nations.

8.2 million people die every year from cancer, 13% of all deaths

Mystery pool pooper to be revealed via CCTV footage

Pool closed for cleaning after three 'faeces incidents' in a week

Lightning shock: Man's hilarious reaction to thunder bolt

A Sydney girl is almost struck by lightning.

"Oh my god babe the lightning bolt just missed you."

Coast brewery to go under the hammer

GOLDEN NECTAR: Eumundi Winery and Brewery owner Gerry Humphrey is selling the renowned business he and his wife established more than 20 years ago.

Some call it the opportunity of a lifetime to grow brewery business

VIDEO: Lava oozes down glacier from Australian volcano

Pete Harmsen captured this photo of volcano Big Ben puffing from the top of Mawsen Peak in the Southern Ocean.

Remote Australian volcano erupts in front of researchers

Coast woman petrified after 20 snake skins found in roof

WEIGHING UP THE SCALES: Jacq Rutland bravely deals with her snake phobia after workers replacing the roof of her Verrierdale home found 20 snake skins, the longest being 2.5m.

Workmen find 2.5m snake skin in Verrierdale ceiling

EPIC FAIL: Council tells drivers to do 100 in a 50 zone

EPIC FAIL: A photo taken by a Hervey Bay driver showing a 100km/hour sign in a 50km zone is going viral.

The council has admitted this was an honest mistake made by an employee.

VIDEO: Fish smacks blogger in the face, but was it staged?

Not everyone is convinced this blogger was actually hit by a fish

Helen Mirren: Being apart helps marriage

Helen Mirren claims "time apart" is key to her successful marriage

Jessica Alba feels masculine

Jessica Alba identified with her "masculine" side most of her life

Melanie Griffith won't wed again, calls it 'archaic'

Melanie Griffith won't marry again

Next month's CMC Rocks festival is about to sell out

The crowd at CMC Rocks QLD 2015 on Saturday night.

Final tickets expected to be gone by Monday

Chris Rock: Black actresses have it tough

Chris Rock thinks black women have the hardest gig in show business.

Molly Meldrum: Celebrating an icon of Australian music

Sam Johnson as Molly Meldrum in a scene from Molly.

CHANNEL 7's highly anticipated Molly biopic premieres tomorrow.

Discovering Oman: the old and the new

OMAN is one of my favourite countries for its striking scenery.

Nature's beautiful trumpet: Growing tropical allamandas

The most commonly grown alamanda has bright, clear yellow flowers, hence the name Golden Trumpet.

THE Golden Trumpet offers a stunning show of bright yellow flowers.

Finding the right beer for a tropical day

This ale’s a real pearler

Meet Jamie Beaton, the 20 year-old worth $40 million

Say hello to the 20-year-old worth $40 million

Business confidence was on the rise before recent turmoil

The NAB quarterly business survey revealed a lift in confidence

National recall for lettuce packets after salmonella cases

Prepackaged salad mixes from Coles and Woolworths affected

Clive defends Qld Nickel’s record in letter to Turnbull

Clive Palmer

Palmer blames lack of banking, Govt support for company's woes

Kim Dotcom says it's over with young, new love

42-year-old internet millionaire ends relationship with 21-year-old

She's half his age but says love for Kim Dotcom is real

Elizabeth Donnelly says her family and friends are cool with her new relationship. Photo / Instagram

'I'm in love. We're in love. This is not some fling'