Current road closures across Northern Rivers

ROAD closures are still in place around the region.

Kayak theft leads police to drug find

THEFT: Police were searching for these two stolen kayaks when they found cannabis plants too.

Kayak theft leads police to drug find

Can you help track down this car?

THEFT: CCTV footage from the scene shows this car, with a number plate beginning with 'C'.

Police investigate theft from cafe ATM

Waterspout video goes viral

WATERSPOUT: Screenshot from the video Kurt Balzer recorded of a waterspout off Lighthouse Beach, Ballina.

Impressive water spout spotted off the North Coast

Blood-thirsty critters rise from floodwaters

MOZZIE HAVEN: Flooding at Ballina Heights often generates the perfect conditions for mosquito breeding.

Have you been bitten by a mosquito lately?

Jo Jo Smith celebrates 50 years on stage

FAVORITE: Blues musician Jo Jo Smith arrived to Australia in 1974 from Dunedin, New Zealand, with a reputation as an established writer, drummer and singer.

She was the first female artist to perform at Bluesfest

Blindness doesn't stop young literary enthusiast

HARD WORK REWARDED: Wollongbar Public School student Shawn Rogers receives his new brailler from Alstonville/Wollongbar Quota vice president Susan French at his school assembly.

Shawn Rogers has been blind since birth

Marching towards a cure at Ballina's Relay for Life

A file photo of the Ballina Shire Relay for Life

The public can support the event by registering a team

Local SES training for tsunami readiness

TRAINING DAY: The Ballina State Emergency Service unit will hold tsunami information sessions in Ballina prior to a training day on April 8. Pictured are exercise planning officer Ian Lacey (left) and unit controller Gerry Burnage at Lighthouse Beach.

The important message firstly is "don't panic”

Let's meet and celebrate Ballina Junktion's birthday

Manager Nick Martin of Ballina Junktion with some funky wall 'disc-orations' and some of the furniture on sale.

Whether it's clothes, crockery or couches, it's at Ballina Junktion

Model says hackers have stolen her million fan page

Sarah Mudle says hackers have stolen her Facebook. Photo: John Blue

Sarah Mudle has spent five years building up social media presence

Stunning model has an unforgiving ruthless side

Rileigh Audet fights in the ring during the week and models on tropical islands on weekends.

Her knuckles were bleeding from a fight during the photo shoot.

Owner of unfinished $90m estate goes bust

SOLD: They've built a bunch of houses, but the project to build a massive estate has suddenly come to a halt.

THEY'VE built about 20 houses, but the project has suddenly stopped.

REVEALED: Four new food hubs destined for Silkstone

Tenants for seven new shops at Silkstone are revealed.

They include a cheese wall, burritos, sushi and baked goods

The future's bright for British whites

Cattle thrive in Australian conditions

CSIRO develops device to gauge sheep fitness

RACING FIT: CSIRO is working on devices to measure sheep activity and fitness, a sort of ovine Fitbit.

'Fitbits' for sheep coming soon.

Weather: Cyclone may not impact Northern Rivers

DESPITE an ominous looking potential cyclone forming off QLD this weekend the Northern Rivers is simply expected to get a little rain, rather than a lot.

PHOTOS: For doof's sake, make them stop

Another recent illegal doof on the beach at Byron Bay.

Byron residents fed up with doofs up the ante to can 'Moonrise' rave

VALE: The honourable Ian Robinson

LOOKING BACK: Former Member for Cowper and Page Ian Robinson, recalls the day 50 years ago when Sir Robert Menzies retired as Prime Minister after 16 years in office.Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Former member for Cowper and Page passes away

Shocking photo of power of flood water

McCellands Bridge, near Nana Glen, pushed off its foundations by flood water.

Nana Glen bridge knocked from foundation

Alleged local child sex offender to face trial

A 60-year-old man has been arraigned in the District Court

A 60-year-old man has been arraigned in the District Court

Goonellabah stabbing accused hid bloody knife from police

The Lismore Court House. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Derek John McMann, 47, will face a jury later this year.

"A matter of time" - Ipswich lad caught up in London terror

Armed police react following a major incident outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain 22 March 2017

Ex-pat offered workers counselling after Westminster violence

Vudu can make old DVDs HD copies on your phone

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

The answer for anyone with a large DVD collection

Wives say don't blame us for lack of intimacy

Sex worker Mrs Robinson, as she is seen on the app Rendevu

Aussie wives had a blunt message for a sex worker

CMC Rocks traffic at a standstill

Queue of caravans stretches kilometres ahead of music festival

Kate Middleton: Even I struggle with being a mother

The royal has offered a personal glimpse into her life.

Mareeba ladies make North Queensland proud

Queensland Rural Women's Award finalist Jessica Fealy, winner Jacqui Wilson-Smith and finalist Tracey Beikoff outside of Old Government House in Brisbane.

Rural women acknowledged in prestigious awards.

Malcolm Turnbull's 18C hopes could be doomed in Senate

News Corp Australia columnist Andrew Bolt has long demanded changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

The change was unveiled on Harmony Day.

The Game's grief: Sharnie Kimmorley, wife of Brett, has died

Brett and Sharnie Kimmorley on their wedding day in 2000.

She was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016

Cyclone Debbie set to form tomorrow, hit Qld coast in days

A cyclone forms in north Queensland.

There is up to a 50% chance Cyclone Debbie will form tomorrow

Westpac economist jailed for organising ‘chemsex’ parties

James Shugg worked at Westpac’s London HQ for 20 years.

Economist jailed for conspiracy to supply

Extraordinary Trump interview "I'm president and you're not"

US President Donald J. Trump holds a listening session on health care with truckers and CEOs from American Trucking Associations in the Cabinet Room at the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017.

Donald Trump has defended himself against accusations of dishonesty

Inside London terrorist's cheap hotel

The budget hotel room where London terrorist Khalid Masood spent his last night. Picture: Dan Charity/The Sun

The eerie comment terrorist made to hotel staff

Can you spot what's strange about this police car?

The suspicious looking plant at the scene.

Passers-by spotted what looked like an unusual stash in a police car

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Scary wait for Gladstone mum after London attack

Water taxi service from Urangan to Fraser Island is starting

A water taxi to Fraser Island's Kingfisher Bay will now depart from the marina every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Spirit of Hervey Bay Manager Bobbie Hayter.

It'll take 25 minutes to get to the tourist hot spot.

There's a snake in my fish tank!

THAT'S NOT A FISH: Leanne Wilkinson got a surprise when she woke up to find a snake in her fish tank.

Couple shocked to wake up to slithery creature

One Nation Senator: 'Some girls like being wolf whistled'

One Nation's Pauline Hanson with Senator Malcolm Roberts in Ipswich.

“Is a wolf-whistle harassment? It depends on the person,” he said.

$500 favour: Pensioner looks for stranger with gold heart

Harold Anthony has had his faith in humanity restored after $500 he left at an ATM was returned to him.

Being retired, the money was all he had to live off for the week

Travis Collins, Keith Urban win big at CMC Music Awards

LEE Kernaghan was also inducted into the CMC Hall of Fame during tonight's glittering awards ceremony on the Gold Coast.

Disney boss reveals big details about the future of Star Wars

Felicity Jones in a scene from the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

"Another decade and a half of Star Wars."

Iggy Azalea’s butt is back

Mullumbimby-raised rapper Iggy Azalea is back with her new song Mo Bounce.

THE singer is back with a new single and it is all about the bounce.

Emma Thompson missed her chance with Trump

Emma Thompson.

EMMA Thompson once turned down an offer from Donald Trump

Keith Urban went to extreme lengths for ultrasound

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman.

Keith Urban's flying visit to Australia for lunch and an ultrasound

Great photo... but what's with the seat?

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin poses for strange magazine cover in toilet

Kate Winslet: 'I was called Blubber'

British actress Kate Winslet gestures on stage at the WE Day UK charity event and concert in London.

Kate Winslet has revealed she was bullied at school.