Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg pledge big sum to flood appeal

THE Ballina-raised star and his wife confirmed the donation to charity organisation Rise Above the Flood.

He's one of busiest musicians in Ballina

A LONG NOTE: Lloyd Jansson is still conducting the Ballina Shire Concert Band at the age of 90.

"As long as you can breathe, you can play an instrument”

Ballina a stop for Sydney to Surfers

Ballina to help smash the $300k goal for Youth Off The Streets.

LOUD show of young art talent

YOUTH ART AWARD: Erin Cattle, of Ballina Coast High School, was one of the students awarded  for her work in the LOUD in the Gallery art exhibition.

Artistic talent of local youth on display at Ballina

Chicks with attitude help make mother's day

MADE WITH LOVE: The CWA Ballina branch will be selling delicious baked goods, preserves, bottles treats and handicrafts at their Mothers Day stall on May 5.

CWA annual fundraiser selling funky crafts and baked treats

Ballina luncheon aids flood appeal

FUNDRAISER: Members of the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond (from left) Jodie Shelley, Dave Harmon, Col Lee and (far right) Heini Geissel with (second from right) chef Keith Wilson from La Cucina di Vino.

Fundraising lunch for victims of the Lismore floods

Technology keeps eye on sharks

SHARK SPOTTER: Pictured at last week's launch of a new algorithm for the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drone which makes it more efficient in spotting sharks are (from left) operations manager Ben Trollope, mayor of Ballina Shire Cr David Wright and the University of Technology's Dr Nabin Sharma.

Maths helping spot sharks

Could 'texting bays' help save lives on NSW highways?

Texting while driving. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

It's an idea already being rolled out in Western Australia

POLICE PURSUIT: Car stolen from lookout

NSW police generic Handcuffs arrest. 07 October 2016

Woman arrested after road spikes deployed

Fire closes major rail line in Northern Rivers

XPT at Casino Railway station.
Photo The Northern Star Archives

Track closed as fire fighters extinguish blaze.

'Bit ridiculous': Wife-to-be doesn't need a big, fat ring

Shenee' Scholes and her husband-to-be, Josh Humphrey

Wife-to-be doesn't care what her man forked out for ring.

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SOLD: Iconic M'boro pub set to be transformed

Shane Muller from Maryborough Motorcycles will be opening up a showroom and café at the Shamrock Hotel.

The Shamrock Hotel is set to be transformed in the next two months.

Curtis Island project under fire as gas exports revealed

Santos GLNG's newly constructed 4.3 kilometre tunnel underneath The Narrows is cleaned and prepared for the installation of the gas transmission pipeline.

Photo Contributed

Amount of third party gas Santos exports revealed.

50,000 ways Suncorp lends a helping hand

CUSTOMER FOCUSED: Suncorps CEO Customer Platforms Gary Dransfield with Emma Gambin and Jason Eversham

A $50,000 donation will mean the world to local business

REVEALED: When TK Maxx will open in Toowoomba

European chain department store TK Maxx is opening in Toowoomba on Saturday, May, 6.

The global megastore has revealed when it will open its doors

Community shock at Nimbin hammer attack

Police charge man with attempted murder after a woman was attacked at home.

New campaign to bust myth vitamin K is an immunisation

Vitamin K is given to newborn babies to prevent a deadly disease.

Fresh effort to prevent putting babies at risk

NSW Health in full spin after dumping doctor files in bin

The Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant addressing the media this morning.

The outpatient letters were to be sent between GPs, hospitals

Council coughs up big bucks in search for new GM

Clarence Valley Council mayor Jim Simmons and director corporate Ashley Lindsay discuss the agenda before the start of the extraordinary meeting held at Clarence Valley Council chambers on Friday, 3rd of March, 2016.

$35k set aside for recruitment process

Nimbin 'fires up' over MardiGrass

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE: Nimbin celebrates the 4:20 date in the lead up to MardiGrass.

"We thought we would get an apology ... we were right for 25 years"

Stating the obvious and snag-snobbery after the floods

NO THANKS: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Lismore on Monday and did not eat a sausage sandwich.

Who took action and who was a political tourist: you decide

Missing Lismore woman found

MISSING: Elizabeth Sterling, 47, was last seen yesterday morning.

Ms Sterling remains in hospital where she is receiving treatment

Body of rock fisherman found as family gathers at scene

Family of the missing fisherman at Dover Heights.

“We saw a fisherman who was Chinese and wearing dark clothes.”

UPDATE: Tributes flow for young man after sudden death

Tributes are flowing in for the sports-mad 25-year-old

A SOCCER association has taken to social media to share their loss

North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike

SHOWY: A military parade in Pyongyang on October 10 last year marked the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party.

North Korea is threatening Australia with a nuclear attack

WATCH: Police 'grill' 11-year-old Blake Rice after floods

Blake Rice was interviewed by police two weeks after the tragedy.

Concerns have been raised over investigations of flood deaths

There's a right way to sleep on a plane

There are several ways to keep good posture on a plane

Heath Shaw heard calling opponent "a f---ing retard"

Heath Shaw of the Giants takes a mark during the Round 4 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants and the Port Adelaide Power at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Heath Shaw could be in trouble after calling an opponent a "retard”

Baby Leo's life saved by liver transplant

Leo’s parents Kimberly and Matthew have passed on their thanks to everyone involved in helping to save him.

Leo Nairn has had his liver transplant and is bubbling with life

'It was pretty bloody lucky that his mate jumped in'

A man was rescued after he fell down an embankment on McDermotts Road at Calen overnight.

Fisherman fell about 10 metres down an embankment, saved by mate

What dodgy real estate ads really mean

This dilapidated house was described as an ‘Edwardian timber home, open to your imagination’. That’s a nice way of putting it.

Real estate writing is just outsourced lying, says one writer

Mother 'whacked' by attendant on US flight

The video shows the sobbing mum asking to have her pushchair back after it was allegedly taken from her by crew.

More reasons to distrust US airlines

Katrina Henry glad video of her overdose went viral

Viral video has given woman a new lease on life

Why the government is taking North Korea's threats seriously

Thousands of Australians are in Seoul, only about 40km from the North Korean border.

North Korea is boosting its threats of nuclear attacks

Didn't know she was pregnant: baby born on the toilet

She said she did not know she was pregnant

Woolies goes nuts with 'special' that's not special

NUTS: A basic knowledge of maths will tell you that this special at Goodna Woolworths is far from it. Buy two for $10 or individually at $4.50 a pop.

Buy one bag of nuts for $4.50 or get the special of two for $10

Mystic predicts World War Three start date

Atomic bomb mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right) Photo Wikipedia

Armageddon could erupt on the 100th anniversary of holy visitation

World's most famous non-superhero draws police attention

A scene from the movie Deadpool.

The world's biggest movie star / mischief maker watched by police

Maryborough rallies to get Mary Poppins movie premiere here

Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to the Banks home after many years and uses her magical skills to help the now grown up Michael and Jane rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives in the first image from the set of the movie Mary Poppins Returns. Supplied by Disney.

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Punter turns $10 into $70k betting on the AFL

How to turn $10 into $70k with only some outrageous luck

Logies 2017: Stars are dazzling as the night begins

THE red carpet's been rolled out at the Palladium in Melbourne's Crown Casino which means the Aussie TV industry's night of nights is about to begin.

Logies 2017: Karl stays sober to keep his body a temple

After famously being accused of being a little worse for wear at previous Logies, Karl Stefanovic reckons he is staying sober because his "body is a temple".

He's laying off the booze because his body is a temple, he said.

LOGIES 2017: What the stars are wearing tonight

Who's wearing what on the red carpet.

Bachelorette 2017: Celeb bombshell ready to find love

She is pretty clear on what she doesn’t want in a guy.

Will Waleed Aly really win the Gold Logie once again?

The Project host Waleed Aly is a favourite to collect his second Gold Logie tonight.

Here’s who we think will take home a TV Week award:

The most serious rescue at Bondi in 70 years

Trent ‘Singlets’ Falson signals for assistance as he gets to the unconscious woman.

Two more foreigners have gotten themselves in trouble at Bondi

Dave Hughes promises more scandal-poking at Logies

Dave Hughes - Pointless, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Dave Hughes is promising more of the same heckling this year