Club cyclists have a wheely good weekend

WHEN it comes to club cycling. it's all about good sportsmanship, having a go and overcoming those pesky headwinds no matter your grade.

Are your rates going up by over 33%?

FINANCES: Ways to grow your retirement fund

Two Northern Rivers councils have applied for rate rises

World champion surfer's shark repellent solution

Dual world champion surfer Tom Carroll is surfing Lennox Head this week to educate local wave-riders about potential shark repelling devices.

Surfboard device to benefit sharks and surfers

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

LG G6 will come with $200 in Google Play credits

LG takes cheeky swipe at Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

Nokia relaunches iconic, 'indestructable' 3310 phone

President of HMD Global, Arto Nummela, talks about the new specifications of the new Nokia 3310 during its presentation on the eve of the opening of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310 in Barcelona

New Guzman y Gomez drive-throughs coming to the regions

Guzman y Gomez wants to revolutionise drive-through.

New 'virtual drive-throughs' are coming to the regions

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

VIDEO: Waterspout signals start of wet week

MINNIE Water resident Travis Armstrong was in the right place at the right time to spot a waterspout off the coastline on Sunday.

Man suing police for $21 million claiming 'stitch up'

Taking the stand, Wood denied having asked to see Byrne’s breasts as she lay in the morgue. Picture: Brianne Makin

Gordon Wood takes the stand over death of girlfriend Caroline Byrne

Pensioner fleeced by suspected scam now faces eviction

PENNILESS: Disability pensioner Craig Tweedie (left) has been left with no money after a suspected scammer fleeced his bank account of $568 - and his bank say they can't help. On the right of the picture is his carer, Sheron Wood.

Local man in strife after bank balance goes missing

Officer seriously assaulted by teen

NSW police generic Handcuffs arrest. 07 October 2016

A 19-year-old was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer

GALLERY: Surfers evacuated after 2.5m bull shark spotted

SHARK INFESTED WATERS: DPI keeping track of sharks in our rivers and beaches, including a 2.5m metre bull shark reported at Ballina on Sunday. PHOTO: @nswsharkshark

Dept of Primary Industries has alerted Ballina beach authorities

Two arrested for causing malicious damage in front of police

CENTRE TROUBLE: Police were called to a confrontation on Harbour Dr in Coffs Harbour's city centre on Wednesday, February 22.

Teenagers were shouting and kicked a police car

QBE chief's pay docked $550,000 over affair

John Neal of QBE who said today some recent decisions were ‘inconsistent with the board’s expectations’. Picture: Renee Nowytarger / The Australian.

‘Recent decisions were inconsistent with board’s expectations’

Liberal senator refers to refugees as 'fleas'

Senator David Fawcett made the statement while responding to Employment Minister Michaelia Cash in a senate estimates hearing at Parliament House today.

A Liberal senator has described asylum seekers as “fleas”

Mother's furious warning after babies given deadly virus

Laura Wallis' baby girls sick in hospital after they were infected with RSV.

People need to stay away from babies if they’re sick

China claims our to-be-delivered F35s are already obsolete

One of Australia’s first F-35 Strike Fighters displays its RAAF markings. Losing its ability to fly ‘unseen’ will leave the fighter vulnerable.

China claims our F35s have now been made obsolete

Lost at sea survivor felt like "live bait"

Ross Chapman on his boat. He is lucky to be alive.

Ross Chapman describes what it's like to be lost at sea.

Melbourne siege: Occupants escape as siege ends

Armed police at the scene of an incident in Levenia Street on Monday, February 27, 2017, in St Albans, Victoria, Australia. Picture: Hamish Blair

Police were executing a drug warrant in St Albans

Mini hereford boom on the way

Nathan Nixon was previously a broad acre farmer and has found the miniature herefords ideal for his small acreage and children.

Miniature herefords tipped to secure niche markets.

Turnbull slams Abbott over 'deplorables' plot

Former prime minister Tony Abbott during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

'Deplorables' reportedly plotting to get Abbott on the front bench

When can I get NBN: Finally website will tell you

For the first time, you will be able to find out.

OJ Simpson set to be released from jail on parole

O.J. Simpson sits during a break on the second day of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Prosecutors in O.J. Simpson's 1994 murder trial didn't know that he had been taking arthritis medication before trying on the famous ill-fitting bloody glove, former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti said Thursday, June

A parole board hearing in July is expected to recommend his release

Up to 40% of world's species facing destruction

Vatican brings together biologists, ecologists, economists

Drunk driver ploughs through parade crowd, injuring 20+

There were chaotic scenes just after the crash.

A drunk driver has ploughed into a crowd watching a parade

VIDEO: Cockroaches flee infested Toowoomba home

Skin-crawling moment dozens of cockroaches flee Toowoomba home

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

Why can’t Nicole Kidman clap properly?

SHE can act, she can sing, she can rock a red carpet — but for some reason, it seems Nicole Kidman doesn’t really know how to clap.

Muslim actor makes Oscars history

Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for Moonlight at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

MOONLIGHT star Mahershala Ali makes Academy Award history.

NO ONE OFF LIMITS: Kimmel burns down the house at Oscars

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

HOST delivers a torrent of abuse on Hollywood’s night of nights.

Oscars guest’s shocking wardrobe malfunction

Blanca Blanco arrives for the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 26 February 2017.

ACTRESS suffers X-rated wardrobe malfunction.

Star style at the Oscars 2017 red carpet

Nicole Kidman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Oscars 2017: Red Carpet Dresses and Outfits — Best Dressed Celebs.

Married At First Sight couple flouts the rules

Sean and Susan in a scene from Married At First Sight.

ONE couple is openly flouting the rules of Married At First Sight.

The one film that could beat La La Land

Mahershala Ali and Alex R Hibbert in a scene from the movie Moonlight.

OSCARS 2017 predictions: Who will win on the big night?