CCTV footage leads to arrest of woman for theft, drugs

POLICE have said that quick action by retail staff lead to a woman being arrested for larceny and drug possession.

Village masterplan push: Newrybar’s future up for discussion

COMMUNITY MASTERPLAN: Newrybar resident and business owner Paul Moses is chairman of the Newrybar Association which is trying to establish a masterplan for the historic village to put to Ballina Shire Council.

Community group wants to prepare masterplan for village

Family’s desperate plea to save Sienna from deportation

Kai Tippett and Hayley Niedzielska with Sienna Tippett, 6, of Lennox Head, are appealing to the Australian Government not to deport them.

The six-year-old's mystery illness could see the family deported

Parents' worst nightmare: Daughter, 6, could be deported

The family of six-year-old Lennox Head girl Sienna Tippett have applied for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to intervene so she doesn't get deported for having an undiagnosed mystery illness.

A Northern Rivers family has started the fight of their life.

Sausage Kings snag Plateau award

WINNERS: The team from Alstonville Quality Meats accept the Alstonville Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award. From left: Bruce Hall, owner Ashley Thomson, Thomas Brown and Lachlan Thomson.

Alstonville's Sausage Kings are now the business kings

A walk through giant brain is educational

INSIDE THE BRAIN: Western Sydney Local Health District clinical nurse consultant Clare Drew (left) and Northern NSW Local Health District nurse practitioner psychogeriatric Anne Moehead inside a giant inflatable brain at the NNSWHD two-day aged care symposium in Ballina.

Giant brain on show at aged-care symposium in Ballina

10 biggest achievements for Ballina in the past 12 months

Ballina Shire Council has done a review of its delivery program and operational plan.

Many important projects are now complete, or well under way

Guide to the ‘perfect day’ on the Northern Rivers

Shelly Beach, East Ballina.Photo The Northern Star Archives

Got visitors in town and not sure where to take them?

A practical stand against violence against women

TAKING A STAND: Taekwondo black belt and owner of Strike Martial Arts, Shane McKeahnie, is holding free self-defence classes for women later this month.

Black belt offering course in martial arts

Pacific Highway lanes reopen after 4WD, trailer crash

Crash involving a 4WD and a trailer causing disruption to traffic

A good time to be livin' and a-workin' on the land

Rocky Marshall tends to his field at sunset at Palmers Channel.

Strong cattle prices, favourable conditions give farmers a wry smile

'Historic' voyage to begin contract worth billions

LNG FUKUROKUJU was purpose-built to carry LNG from the APLNG plant at Curtis Island to Kansai Electric in Japan.

MONSTER LNG carrier has departed Curtis Island.

Yahoo no more as Verizon buys former internet titan

Most analysts expect the deal to end the four-year reign of Yahoo's Mayer, who flopped in her attempts to turn around Yahoo.

Once an internet stalwart, now being absorbed by Verizon

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

Two men allegedly bash cop car with axe handles

POLICE have arrested two men who allegedly threatened an officer before bashing a police car with axe handles.

Fears for welfare of missing horse trainer

Trainer of Grafton Cup Prelude winner Zar Zar Binks Bindi Cheers has a joke with jokcey Matt Paget at the presentation. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Bindi Cheers was last seen at Hawkesbury Race Club

Police nab 323 people with drugs at Splendour

ABOVE: Splendour patrons walk past a drug detection dog at the festival entrance.

Superintendent praises the festival's "well behaved" revellers

No hands-free phones for P-plater drivers

P-Platers will be banned from using phones - even on hands-free.

Doctors locked out of Kingscliff medical clinic

Medical and administration staff wait for answers after the doors to the Kingscliff Family Medical Services clinic were locked.

Patients turned away from Kingsliff medical clinic

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Parents never expected their son's headaches were caused by cancer

Man stabbed to death at dinner party

Sherele MoodyCan go onlineA 35-YEAR-old New South Wales man

Fraser Coast Council supports 'stop the mosque' petition

SPLIT: Seven of the Fraser Coast's councillors have voted in support of a petition titled 'Stop the mosque' which would allow applications for future places of worship be impact assessable.

A petition titled 'stop the mosque' went before council on today.

You don't need a bloke to buy you flowers: Opinion

SELF LOVE: We don’t really need a bloke to buy us flowers.

I’m not saying go out and buy a fresh bunch of flowers every day.

43,000 ANZ customers lose "late fee" class action

The bank charged up to $35 per late transaction, when it cost $5.50

Shark bump was 'very similar to Mick Fanning incident'

Curran See and Harris Lake, both 18, were waiting for a set at Sharpes Beach on Tuesday when they were both attacked by an aggressive white shark.

THREE surfers have been knocked off their boards by sharks

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

'I'm not afraid of dying': mother of two says

Trudy Crowley is organising a special event to help people and her family deal with ovarian cancer.

Nude lunch will become a legacy

Women's Eight in Olympic rowing after Russian ban

The boats of the Netherlands, Romania, Germany, China and Australia (at top), start for the Women's Eight race at the Rowing Olympic Qualification on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland, Sunday, May 22, 2016.

There are now more women than men in the Australian Olympic Team

Bigoted rant: "Your father should go back to NZ"

"It would probably be advisable for him to pack up and go back to NZ

A decade after brumbies were removed from Fraser Island ...

Footage has revealed there are still brumbies on Fraser Island.

BRUMBIES have been seen on Fraser Island.

Isis killers forced nuns to watch priest's murder

Father Jacques Hamel

The retired clergyman reportedly standing in for regular priest

Priest killed in France knife attack


France knife attack: Three dead knife-men storm church

Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in latest polls

Donald Trump

Plagiarism allegations have done little to hurt Republican

The instant a happy snap became a mountain rescue

Stevie Burscough says she's keen to tackle Mt Walsh again.

Keen hiker says she'd do the climb again

WATCH: Strange blue light in sky seen by workers at airport

Could this giant blue shockwave be sign of a UFO?

Young mum shot four times by her husband

Edith Mulvena lies in an unmarked grave at East Lismore cemetery.

Husband murders wife in dramatic domestic violence situation

World's 'most popular' torrent website shutdown

Founder and operator of torrent site could face extradition

Too sensual? Manu Feildel's Magnum ad creates stir

The offended person was shocked by this ad, which featured the words "Magnum for pleasure seekers".

Magnum ice cream bar was too saucy for one person.

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

Will Turbo be taken off TV?

Memes about Turbo are flowing on Social media.

PEOPLE want Turbo taken off TV, but will Prospero Productions the ma