World champion surfer's shark repellent solution

TOM Carroll, dual world surfing champion is on a wave to educate surfers about sharks.

Tower built, now the recruits are coming

THAT'S A WRAP: Members of the Ballina Scope Club hand over a donation to Ballina Marine Rescue of $3300. The money was raised through gift-wrapping in the lead-up to Christmas.

Influx of new recruits could be put down to the new building

A splash of cash for community

CASH AVAILABLE: At the launch of the ETC community fund's grants are (from left) ETC chair Rod McKelvey and previous recipients from the House With No Steps, local initiatives co-ordinator Tori Smith and area manager Tina Purdon.

$120,000 up for grabs for community groups

Rainbow club shines at Gold Coast regatta

Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club at the Gold Coast's Broadwater regatta.

Teams battled it out in blistering heat

FORECAST: Perfect storm for a lazy weekend

Rain is on the way on the Northern Rivers.

Much needed heat relief expected to continue

Regional fathers needed to fight against male suicide rates

Regional fathers are needed in the fight against male suicide rates.

If you're a father aged 28-32 take part in this widespread survey

Clarence River island paradise selling for $5M

Former Ballina councillor Margaret Howes is selling her island getaway.

GALLERY: Tropical getaway with beaches and airstrip put on market.

Shark spotters go deeper with drone data

Drone in action at Evans Head.

AS drone trials wrap up, researchers want to embrace the technology

GALLERY: Yasmin, the new face of the Northern Rivers

MODEL: Yasmin Honeychurch in a photoshoot for Australian jewellery brand Occulture.

Young actor and model has big aspirations.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Mackay Sugar recommendations leave many shellshocked

WORRIED: Cane grower Greg Plath.

Levy advised for Mackay Sugar suppliers

Cane farmer to be cut off from water supply

HIGH AND DRY: Walkers Point sugar cane farmer Norm Muller amongst his cane fields on Beaver Rock Rd.

"That's our income for this year," he said.

What to do if your pay is cut

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Employees are being warned to check their pay slips carefully

Business 'blown away' after 140 people apply for one job

A total 140 people applied for a casual receptionist position at Harrup Park.

Jobseekers up against the odds for some positions

Two arrested for causing malicious damage in front of police

POLICE were called to Harbour Dr in the city centre this afternoon after a group of teenagers confronted officers.

Boy, 10, given 12 vials of antivenene after funnel-web bite

Matthew Mitchell was given 12 vials of antivenene. Photo: supplied

Matthew was “as lucky as they get”

Housing affordability: New plan a 'groundbreaker'

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has also lauded the promise

Senator urges residents to fight for more govt jobs

Northern Star Photographer Jay Cronan flys from Lismore to Lennox, then to head south along the coast in the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter to take aerial photographs of the Northern Rivers. Richmond River, Ballina Bar Emigrant Creek Pacific High way Teven Interchange. Photo Jay Cronan / The Northern Star

Richmond electorate can lobby for relocation of Commonwealth agency

Motorcyclist dies in Repton accident

Man dies after collision on Pine Creek Way.

Is this the killer dog prowling East Lismore?

SUSPECT: This dog was seen taking two chickens from a Girards Hill residence.

“There’s three of them running around this neighbourhood"

Even Fox says CNN's Russia story isn't 'fake news'

Fox's Shepard Smith

Even Fox News is criticising Trump for his stance on the media

Man shouts "get out of my country" before fatal shooting

Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kan., who was arrested early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in connection with a shooting at a bar in Olathe that left one person dead and wounding two others.

A Kansas man has been charged with shooting dead an Indian man

Ban devices in the bedroom: the plea to keep kids safe

Primary school age children can be easily targeted by online predators.

Primary school aged girls and boys being asked to send naked pics

The quick hack that can help keep your kids safe online

Computer hacker stealing data from a laptop concept for network security, identity theft and computer crime

An easy, free way to protect all of your internet connections

She confronts her abuser after 50 years, forces a confession

SURVIVOR: Debbie McDonald was sexually abused by her stepfather almost 50 years ago.

"This is our little secret" he would tell her.

Drone spots shark sizing up surfers off Ballina

JUST when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Life changing cystic fibrosis drug to become free

Two-year-old Victoria Evans who has cystic fibrosis.

Two-year-old to benefit from drug access

Kids as young as eight sharing personal info online

SECURITY: What is your child really sharing on the internet? Last names, phone numbers and home address information online is leaving kids exposed.

Almost 60% of kids bypass rules to keep pre-teens off social media

Sections of the press blocked from White House briefings

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

The White House has blocked several major news outlets

U.S Government to call for Mexico border wall designs

Citizens and Mexican legislators participate in a protest against US President Donald J. Trump's wall plans at the border with El Paso, Texas, USA, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 17 February 2017.

Notice shows government calling for wall concept plans

How a bit of quick thinking may have saved this girl’s life

The shirt Ashley noticed on her car.Source:Facebook

She was about to get out of her car to get rid of it

Feet photo baffles the internet

How are her feet doing this?

Mobility scooter causes mayhem on busy road

AN ELDERLY woman held up traffic on a busy Coast road, driving her mobility scooter down the centre lane.

Mobility scooter in middle lane causes traffic chaos

Desperate search for... teddy bear owner

Rufus the bear was left at a Toowoomba cafe and now a massive search is under way to find his owner.

She soon found out it was a special bear

Coast kids forced to hand back trophy

UNLUCKY: Maroochydore junior lifesavers have had to hand back their champions title after an error at the weekend's Queensland Youth Championships.

Admin error sees junior Coast lifesavers hand title over to rivals

Man became a quadriplegic after swallowing a chicken bone

Shane became a quadriplegic after he swallowed a chicken bone one night.

They said: ‘He’s not going to make it through the night’

The family dog that nearly died from ice overdose

Stewart Morrison with his dog, Nellie, who nearly died from a drug overdose.

Sunshine Coast vet warns drugs new threat for pets

Wonderland star hits the big time in America

HE MAY not be James Bond, but Bundaberg lad Michael Dorman has hit the big time in a lead on Amazon web series Patriot.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

Reality TV show gives Maryborough a boost

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9.15pm Monday January 30* Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings pictured after their wedding on the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Maryborough looks good on reality TV show.

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

LOVERS: Grant and Chris have been together for more than three years, and Chris' parents refuse to acknowledge their son's fiance.

Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father