$950m for Woolgoolga to Ballina Pac Hwy upgrade

MINISTER for Roads Duncan Gay and Parliamentary Secretary for the North Coast Chris Gulaptis today announced a record $1.5 billion in funding for the Pac Hwy.

Surfers stunned by missing risk assessment on shark barrier

The Department of Industries has confirmed the shark barrier at Lighthouse Beach won’t be moved to a new position, despite recent protests from surfers that it will run through the take-off zone.

The key stakeholder group say they've been ignored by the DPI

Ballina councillor wants to ban McMansions

Worth the view? A three-storey seaside home.

Cr Johnson wants to restrict house heights in Ballina Shire

Asylum camps a ‘beeping’ election issue

VIGIL: Northern Network for Refugees and Ballina Region for Refugees members  outside Matthew Fraser's office on River St.

Plenty of support for local refugee advocates

Green light given for animal shelter

FINALLY: Northern Rivers Animal Services president Robyn Mostyn (centre), secretary Michela Brown (left), volunteer Amy Gasnier and mascot Daisy.

Work is expected to start on the new shelter this week

Bourbon workshop at Ballina festival

BOURBON DAYS: Scott Steenson, of Guardian Funerals, Dan Murphy’s Doug Murdoch and Sarah.

Ask for Coke with your bourbon at your own peril

Residents 'astounded and angry' over plans for quarry

the Kin Kin Quarry Site . Photo Geoff Potter / Noosa News

Concerns about night truck movements at Ballina Shire quarry

Saving of Northern Rivers church ‘a miracle’

SAVED: Rev Maggie De Leeuw outside Ballina Uniting Church and, top left, The Northern Star’s front page from February.

Engineer confirms structural damage not as bad as first thought

$3.7 billion surplus promised in NSW Budget

New South Wales Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian delivers her budget for 2016-17 (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

A $22 billion funding pool has been set aside for health

Six flood rescues in NSW as state cops a drenching

Images taken of flooding around Lismore on Sunday morning June 5 2016 after a deluge of rain across the Northern Rivers.

The low from Sunday is expected to deepen as Monday progresses

Bush doof reveller appalled by rave's disregard to death

RAVE: The Omega Festival rave continued well into Monday with a set by DJ Cosmic Flow, despite the discovery of David Gallagher's body in a car at the festival the day before. INSET: David ‘Davey’ Gallagher.

Omega Festival a competition to see who can get the most "f***** up"

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CSG protest blueprint employed against megaport plan

CONSERVATION groups and The Greens are taking no chances with a proposed megaport for Yamba, comparing it to attempts to establish CSG mining in the region.

The Hard Word: Ballina freezes over

Meridian Theory at Ballina Hotel for the Hell Freezes Over festival. Photo Asagai Images

There was more going on in Ballina than just cold temperatures.

Motorcyclist dies in collision at Tabulam

The man, who was in his mid-40s, died at the scene.

WATCH: She's 17 and taming wild brumbies

Lauren Hughes.

New South Wales family training wild horses Kosciusko National Park

Manslaughter accused walks out on bail

James Callow will walk out of jail on bail on Monday

Committee backs reparations for Stolen Generations

Ike Kennedy, Charles Charlton-Walker, William Ferguson-Gardiner and Thomas Gardiner were on the Gold Coast dancing for a tourism promotion.

Compensation scheme recommended for stolen generation

EXCLUSIVE: Ginia Rinehart and Coast groom ‘extremely happy’

Ginia Rinehart and Simon Robinson were married on Hamilton Island at the weekend.

Ginia Rinehart has tied the knot with her Nambour sweetheart

Facebook post lands man with defamation case

Be careful what you say on Facebook.

Gympie man sued for nearly $200,000 over Facebook post

Riot police fire tear gas at gay pride march

Tear gas fills the streets in Istanbul, Turkey as clashes erupt during banned Pride celebrations on June 26, 2016. The violence comes as massive Pride marches were held worldwide. Police reportedly detained at least 19 people.

Turkish police have fired tear gas at a gay pride march in Istanbul

Touch footballer’s 20-year ban ‘warranted’

STYLE: Merrick Rainbow-Skinner is cool and calm in attack 10m out from the try line.

LONG term touch football president 'betrayed' in grand final attack

CQ man abducted in Nigeria released and seeking medical help

Peter Zoutenbier

The men are seeking medical assessment.

REVEALED: The Coast man marrying into the Rinehart family

Gina Rinehart (left) and her youngest daughter Ginia who is tipped to marry Sunshine Coast man Simon Robinson.

REVEALED: Who is the newest member of Gina Rinehart's family?

Brexit decision may cut flow of much-needed British tourists

Brexit vote could seriously hurt Australia's tourism industry

Kimberly region's suicide rate among highest in the world

Suicide among Kimberly indigenous nears top of global figures

Anti-immigration and anti-racism protesters in violent clash

Right wing protesters from the UPF and the True Blue Crew march to Carlton Gardens as Anti racism and Fascism gathered at Parliament House in Melbourne, Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Violence between protesters has broken out again

British Labor leader sacks key MP in wake of Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his house in London, Sunday June 26, 2016. Corbyn seems to be facing a revolt by some members of his shadow cabinet, as a string of shadow ministers quit Sunday in protest at his leadership during the EU referendum campaign.

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is on shaky ground

Britain asking itself 'what is the EU' after Brexit

The Sun's front page in support of Britain leaving the European Union.

Google trends reveal British thoughts after Brexit

Student at PNG Uni of Technology killed by men with knives

he Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neil inspects the guard of honour on his arrival at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Mr O'Neil will meet with Australian officials today before leaving for Sydney.

Student murdered and building set alight at PNG uni

Star-struck Gladstone man seeks selfie with Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hansen in Gladstone June 24, 2016. Pauline and Fraser Anning.Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

FLYNN voter visits his favourite pollie.

Because New Zealand’s big things look like erm.....

We've compared Australia's big things with NZ's

Footballer given brown...I mean, red card for farting

Swedish soccer player Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was given a red card for breaking wind deliberately

‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’

Teen couple kissing at Woolworths 'disgusting'

'I reported the matter to Policelink'

TOO FAR? Blues jersey cost this fan his train ride

Chris Chambers didn't let the incident dampen his love of the Blues on Origin night.

Blues aren't loved in these parts, but do they deserve this?

REVIEW: Game of Thrones S6E10 The Winds of Winter

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones.

*WARNING this story contains spoilers for today's season final*

The Hard Word speaks to Carnifex

Carnifex are about to release new music with their sixth album. Photo Contributed

We talk life, blood, and metal.

PREVIEW: Game of Thrones S6E10 Winds of Winter

Jonathan Pryce in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones. Supplied by Foxtel.

A look ahead to Game of Thrones S6E10: Winds of Winter.

Aaliyah gives most confident performance yet on The Voice

Aaliyah Warren performs Don't Let Me Down on The Voice.

MACKAY teen has The Veronicas' favourite voice.

What's on the small screen this week

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones.

GAME of Thrones season six wraps up while Offspring returns.

‘Destroy my Jeep’ guy finds tank to crush family’s Dodge

Joe and Kate Masters plan to crush their Dodge Journey with a tank.

Coast man organises tank to crush family's Dodge van

Sony releases 23MP super fast X series phones

Sony's Xperia X camera features a hybrid focus system designed to predict the action to capture the moment.

Australian details revealed for new Xperia X Series

Half of small businesses work weekends and evenings

Corporate Rodeo

Paperwork obligations on small business owners are becoming harsher

BREXIT: Why decision to leave could trigger another GFC

Rupert Murdoch's The Sun pushed for Britain to leave the EU.

Price of gold soars as Britain votes to exit EU

Markets and betting give strong indication of Brexit winner

Ballots from the City of Westminster and City of London are counted at the Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, in London, Britain, 23 June 2016. Counting gets underway in the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

The official Brexit result will be known at 4pm AEST today

How to be a farmer when you're allergic to your crop

Rob Hutchings from Freshwater Crayfish Traders at Tarome.

VIDEO: Crayfish invasion hits the Scenic Rim.