Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of Ballina show

IT'S been almost 20 years since Puppetry of the Penis first introduced audiences to the art of genital origami.

This is why we will keep writing shark stories

ONCE BITTEN: Evans Head resident Craig Ison with the board he was riding when he was attacked by a great white shark at Main Beach.

The media is constantly accused of sensationalising the shark issue

251 Lismore Go Fund Me campaigns raise $333,500

Lennox Head mum Sarah Rosborg's dream of building a safe house for young victims of sex abuse in Kenya has become a reality. In the end, $200,000 was raised in less than one month and Rafiki Mwema was able to build the 'Queen's Castle'.

Crowdfunding magic room for guests, death, sick kids, pets

Shark nets have 'failed', public has been 'misled'

A report into the by-catch of North Coast shark nets has been released today.

Australian Seabird Rescue "disappointed" by first report on by-catch

See turtles up close on rescue centre tour

SPLASH: This green sea turtle, held by Australian Seabird Rescue general manager Kath Southwell, splashed some of the children on a tour of seabird rescue's headquarters.

The turtles don't mind giving the tour groups a splash, too

Teen 'drug king' supported by dad at Lismore court

Flynn Tully Brown, 18, attends Lismore Court charged with 13 counts of supply prohibited drugs.

Byron Bay man teenager is facing 13 drug charges

Prawns prices at a stand still for fishers after import ban

Clarence River Fisherman's Coop fishing and marketing manager Garry Anderson says "throught the roof prices for prawns” haven't hit the Clarence yet.

High prawn prices following an imports ban haven't filtered through.

'This young man was going to be the next death': LETTER

"Males are over represented in deaths on the water - no wonder"

Thanks 'means the world' to life-savers

IT'S A SHAME: Lifesavers say embarrassment often prevents people from saying thanks when they are rescued.

How often do they get a 'thank you' though?

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Everything is coming up Rosie for one-day doctor

STOKED: Rosie Crimmins (centre) with parents Carey and Glen when she received the offer on Monday.

Toowoomba teen gets rare, first-round doctorate university offer

Gladstone's $4M project to go ahead, jobs to come

MEGA PROJECT: This Shell service station is expected to coast about $4M to construct.

MORE jobs for Gladstone with $4M project construction

Is this the app to take the pain out of car rentals?

Avis is launching a new app to make it easier to rent a car.

Brisbane Airport to be among the first to get new service

Hello? Hello?! Mobile outage left users offline for hours

Some customers were left on hold of up to 40 minutes.

Inflation made a comeback in December

Australia's inflation scores surged in December

Large great white shark spotted off popular Coffs beach

DID you see any aircraft flying low over Diggers Beach this morning?

Robert Xie: Inside the Lin family murders

Lili (left) and Norman ‘Min’ Lin and their sons Terry, 9, and Henry, 12, were bludgeoned to death in their family home along with Lily’s sister Irene.

The Lin family murders. Warning: graphic images

Hotel manager charged in pub raid uncovering drugs

Coffs Clarence Police have executed a search warrant on the Coast Hotel as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in the city.

Police release vision of search warrant served on the Coast Hotel

Charges laid after golf cart rampage and exposure

Golf cart decked out in pink for the day. Photo Quintin Maddern / Western Star

Coffs Harbour man charged after he went on a golf cart rampage

Naked man steals cart before arrest

NSW police at coffs harbour boat ramp, arrest , gun, shots, handcuffs

Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Alleged trespasser to front court after 'erratic' escapade

Heatwave warning: mercury to hit 42 degrees

A Severe Heatwave Warning has been issued for Northern NSW.

More severe heatwave warnings issued as mercury climbs to 40 today.

DIY 'doctor' accused of slicing off man's testicle

Man accused of slicing off another man's testicle fronts court

Turnbull reveals Cabinet reshuffle after Ley scandal

Malcolm Turnbull

PM says wider ministerial reshuffle off the agenda

Tree felled in storm a $4000 'act of god'

Jo Walker and Kelvin Steinhardt in front of what used to be their back shed. A tree from a neighbouring property fell over during a recent storm and destroyed it.

Insurance companies won't consider storm damage claim

Man's fight over breath test refusal takes new twist

VIRAL: A still image from the YouTube video.

Pomona man arrested after outburst in Noosa court

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

Guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

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Security guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

Getty Images Most Memorable Cricket Moments of 2016

Cricket: The best images of 2016 from Getty Images

Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Puppy farm dogs 'had been seized before': RSPCA

PUPPY FARM: Some of the dogs seized from a Glenarbon property where an alleged puppy farm was uncovered on Monday.

WARNING: Disturbing details of alleged puppy farm

NO BAIL: Men accused of bestiality to remain behind bars

Reece Parke has appeared in Lismore Local Court today.

Application to stop his name being published has also been refused

Former Apprentice files sexual suit against Trump

Summer Zervos first spoke about Mr Trump's alleged inappropriate behaviour last year

US president-elect accused of kissing, groping Summer Zervos

Obama's Israel stance may cost him golf club membership

President Barack Obama waves while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club

Obama cuts sentence of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning (right), formerly Bradley Manning (left), following sex reassignment surgery.

Obama shortens sentences for 209 inmates

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

Pauline Hanson fires up at journo over travel question

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and MP Steve Dickson announce a game changing move in the next Queensland State election.

“Excuse me,” she said, cutting off the question.

Newlyweds' act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with homeless man, Miller Patane, outside on Saturday. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

"Not very many people are kind to me"

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

What would you do if you found a snake in the loo?

The Cordery family discovered this snake coming out of the toilet at their family home.

1.2m snake chases frog through pipes and out through loo

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Ariana Grande 'hardest working 23-year-old on Earth'?

Ariana Grande

Not everyone was impressed with Grande’s self-proclaimed work ethic

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.