Calling all musos for NCEIA Dolphin awards

ENTRIES are open to independent musicians in the (02) 66 area code to audition with their original music for a spot on the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards 2016.

Up front with Kim and Jimmy at Tintenbar

STATE OF BLISS: Kim Banffy will play at The UpFront Club this weekend.

KIM Banffy (pictured) and Jimmy Dowling at Tintenbar

Fight for skate park continues

The Thank You campaign from WASP.

"Thank you" campaign launched to reassure councillors

Milestone for Northern Rivers church

CELEBRATION: Pastor Allan Jones and Elaine McCormack of the Alstonville Baptist Church are looking forward to the celebration for the church’s 60th anniversary.

Alstonville Baptists celebrate 60th anniversary

CSG reference in draft plan is a ‘betrayal of our community’

Ballina Councillor, Jeff Johnson, will stand as  an Independent Candidate for the electorate of Ballina at the State election on 28 March. Photo Contributed

Ballina councillor says the North Coast should be an exclusion zone.

Remembering those lost in war

Flags fly at Ballina’s Anzac Day service.

Moving Ballina Shire Anzac Day events

Leading koala scientist casts doubt on RMS koala data

Conservation groups accuse RMS of inaccurate information

Shoot a short and win with the dawn of the ‘AnthropoScene’

Filmmaker Joshuah Buckle working on a production called "Light".

What is it? It's a new geological period

Occarock offers the most ‘occa’ of rock

Northern Rivers band Occarock plays Australian and International Rock cover music.

They pay a homage to iconic Australian bands

See what’s on in this week’s gig guide

RHYTHM: Grace Barbe will be in Nimbin this Weekend as part of the Black Magic Woman show.

We have plenty of music gigs this week in the area.

Lace up for this year’s Coastal Charity Walk

Walkers setting off in last year's Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk.Photo Contributed

Annual Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk

Movie review: Allegiant, the runt of the pack

Four (Theo James) and Peter (Miles Teller) in a scene from THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, directed by Robert Schwentke.

This film suffers of Third Child Syndrome.

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MY SAY: Nothing funny about weddings

Sunshine Coast Daily deputy editor and columnist Damian Bathersby.

HANDS up if you cry at weddings

OPINION: Refugee policy shames us all for our silence

Bill Hoffman, staff.Photo Lisa Williams153801

Fortunately good people have always been willing to stand up

MY SAY: Prime Minister, I am watching you

Columnist Caroline Hutchinson.

IS IT just me or have you never had your house bombed?

SOAPBOX: Does Apple Pay mark beginning of end times?

Sunshine Coast Newspaper CompanyStaff JournalistKathy SundstromPhoto: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

There is no doubt this kind of technology is very handy.

OPINION: See ya' later travelator

Nambour shoppers struggle with the out-of-order travelators at Nambour Plaza. They have been out of action since the floods in March.

"What part of ‘keep to the left’ eludes shoppers?"

OPINION: Is Israel above criticism?

Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City

Why can we not question the morality of a country's actions?

Ten people involved in two car crash at Nashua

EN people were involved in the two car crash at Nashua just after 5pm on Friday.

Spanish firm to build new bridge

BRIDGING THE CLARENCE: State Minister for Roads Duncan Gay (centre), Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis and Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan surrounded by the people who will work to complete the Harwood Bridge project by 2019.

International firm successful Harwood Bridge tenderer

'Standover' man killed in shopping centre shooting

One of the victims of the Sydney shooting. Photo: Ten News / Twitter

Shots fired outside Bankstown Central Shopping Centre

Rebels fan banned for 12 months after brawl

Rebels Luke Welch during the first grade rugby league match between the South Grafton Rebels and the Sawtell Panthers at McKittrick Park South Grafton on Sunday, 10th April, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Instigator of post-match brawl not welcome at Group 2 fixtures

Bryon Bay leads push to get Wicked slogans banned

CLEAN IT UP: Paul McCarthy is keeping up his campaign against offensive slogans on Wicked vans.

Council is looking at banning Wicked vans with offensive slogans.

Northern Rivers five-year-old saves mum from horror crash

Jessica Dhu with her five year-old son Rihan Jarrett who saved her life after waving down traffice after an accident. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

How boy saved mum and sister in car crash

Four men charged with terrorism after Curtis Cheng shooting

58-year-old Curtis Cheng (standing far left), an accountant with Finance and Business Services, was shot as he left work for the day at around 4.30pm Friday October 2nd.

Four men charged over the shooting of Curtis Cheng

Obamas challenge Queen and Prince Harry to Invictus games

It helps to have friends in high places when promoting an event

Terri Irwin 'sacks' Australia Zoo general manager

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin outside the Africa exhibit when it opened in 2011.

Frank Muscillo is married to Steve Irwin's sister Joy

WATCH: Father, son kept AK47s for killing dingoes

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QUEENSLAND'S biggest gun case has come to an end in Gladstone.

Audit finds Gillard farm loans hampered by inexperience

Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Major farm loans hamstrung by lack of departmental experience

Morrison hints budget is for those wanting to "get ahead"

Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, April 29, 2016.

Scott Morrison has given a hint on the focus of his first budget

Australian woman believed to be kidnapped in Afghanistan

A supplied image obtained Friday, April 29, 2016 of Australian aid worker Katherine (Kerry) Jane Wilson. The Perth woman was reportedly taken by a group of armerd men in military uniforms from her office in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan. Her father has issued an emotional plea for her safe return.

Father of an woman apparently kidnapped has pleaded for her return

Images show impact of Vanuatu quake

The aftermath of the quake. Photo / Facebook page of Vanuatu Daily Post

The quake struck 31km east of Lakatoro and was at a depth of 10km.

Fury as London mayor claims Hitler a 'Zionist'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to deny the party had a “problem with anti-Semitism” after Ken Livingstone, one of his oldest political allies, suggested Adolf Hitler was a Zionist.

Labor leader forced to suspend friend from party after MPs anger

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Spotlight staff member Kerrie Gomboc with Bella and mum Tara Birse and her toy puppy she was reunited with. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos

10 years on, Maccas burger, fries still very preserved

It may be 10 years old, but this burger still hasn't gone mouldy. Photo / Reddit

Image of 10 year old burger and fries enough to make you shudder

MY SAY: Sorry America, you have it all wrong

So here I present to you my comprehensive (though certainly not exclusive) list of the 10 things seriously weird about the United States of America.

Journalist Sophie Meixner highlights some flaws she's found in USA.

The Rock urged to join All Blacks by SBW

Sonny Bill Williams and The Rock.

Actor Dwayne Johnson called on to help out Kiwis

WATCH: What not to do when your trailer wobbles

Driver hits the brakes when trailer starts to wobble.

Dashcam footage shows near-miss as car gets the wobbles

Tom Jones thanks fans for support

Tom Jones has thanked fans following the death of his wife

Govt commission endorses Aussies bypassing geo-blockers

In the draft report on intellectual property issues, the commission found Australians got less digital service at higher cost than people in places such as the US.

PEOPLE who use software to avoid geo-blockers on online cont

Sylvester Stallone set for TV mafia role

Sylvester Stallone will play a mafia boss in a new TV series.

Charlie Sheen restraining order lifted

Charlie Sheen.

Charlie Sheen has had a restraining order against him lifted

Police search Prince's home, keep reasons secret


Police have obtained a search warrant to search Prince's home

Iggy Azalea: I'm a bad role model

Iggy Azalea thinks she's a bad role model for children

Kidman sale knocked back as "not in national interest"

An undated supplied image of cattle at one of the Ord Valley Muster events near Kununurra in the East Kimberley.

Treasurer has all but knocked back current Kidman deal

Nurofen, Colgate hit with millions in fines

The Nurofen "specific pain" range

Pain relief maker accused of misleading consumers

Builder calls for change to negative gearing

Managing director GJ Gardner Homes Grafton Micah Middelbosch stands in the frames of another house they are building in Junction Hill.

A leading builder wants negative gearing resticted to new homes

Looking for a new job? Here are 3 things you should check

There are lots of things to consider when seeking a new job.

There are questions you should ask before changing careers

CBA told Senate Committee it has already dealt with concerns

CBA says misconduct claims have been dealt with

Online gambling sites banned from giving free credit

One of the illegal gambling sites tempting young computer users on the Fraser Coast.

No more free credit from online gambling companies