Action against plastic to protect the ocean

A GLOBAL initiative by Corona and Parley to clean up Australian beaches and oceans.

Call to council to stop spraying chemical herbicide

STOP THE CHEMICAL SPRAY: Ballina home-owner Helen Hawkes has launched a petition calling on Ballina Shire Council to stop spraying the herbicide containing glyphosate for weed control.

Ballina woman says weed spray could affect people's health

River's health on the agenda

PUBLIC MEETING: The authors of report into the health of the Richmond River will discuss their findings with the community in Ballina tonight.

Issues affecting waterway to be discussed

Thumbs up to council for going chemical-free

To avoid having to spray with chemicals, patrol your vegetable garden regularly for weeds, pests and other nasties.

Byron is now on a path to zero chemical use in weed control.

Premier in town: Poor waterway health in spotlight

CELEBRATION: Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, announces funding for the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Life Saving Club for a new storage shed and gymnasium. Also pictured are surf club president Craig Nowlan (left) and Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin MLC.

Lightbulb moment at lifesaving clubhouse

Calls to ban the bag intensify on the Northern Rivers

Ballina Shire Council will debate a motion to pressure the State Government to ban single use plastic bags.

Ballina Shire Council latest to campaign against plastic bags

Body found on footpath near Lennox Head

Police believe the man found dead was about 80-years-old.

Police say the man was found on a footpath

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

$23 million Bangalow plan 'twice the size of Ballina Fair'

BIG PLANS: One of the images in the DA for the Rural Industries Food Precinct, showing the site on Lismore Rd.

Residents say proposal 'highly inappropriate for Bangalow'

The 'best visitor experience' in Lennox Head

Beef+Beach Manager Maurice Lawless serving at the restaurant.

"Winning this award has given us a real boost"

This is exactly what not to do in a job interview

GET WORK: Ben Neideck hopes his advice will help young people secure a job.

"I've met people who were so anxious they almost threw up"

OUR SAY: Let's stand up against electricity price rises

Three major retailers have announced increases of up to 20% in their power prices.

Responsibility of consumers to put pressure on energy retailers

Dick Smith shareholders' green light for class action

'Thousands of shareholders have lost tens of millions'

iPhone alert: Why you need to update right now

“An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip,” Apple wrote on its blog.

Apple is urging iPhone owners to update their iOS immediately

'Critical' $1.2b dam could bring 'huge' economic benefits

Renders of the proposed Nathan Dam provided by Sunwater.

'... In turn creating hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs ...'

'Muscle town': Council fights LNP leader over power station

Queensland opposition leader Tim Nicholls made a very quick stop in Gladstone on his way to Biloela yesterday.

Debate over next generation coal-fired power station.

Mystery surrounds man almost beaten to death

MYSTERY surrounds a man police believe was beaten half to death and left on the side of the road in northern NSW on the weekend.

Woman punched in face during road rage attack speaks out

Bianca Sams on A Current Affair. Picture: Channel Nine.

A man has punched a woman in a filmed road-rage attack

Driver, 41, pleads not guilty to causing deaths

Nicole Daly and Jeremy Josefski, who died in a tragic accident in 2015.

Trial now underway in Griffith, near West Wyalong.

Controversial clergy back in Holy Orders

Former Grafton Anglican Deacon Pat Comben has been reinstated to the church's Holy Orders.

Former Grafton Deacon says church is not learning from mistakes.

FRAUD: Local business loses $11,500 in email scam

Cloned email looked like the real thing

VIDEO: The 'Disco Boob' trend at Splendour

Rachael Millen, of Newcastle, sporting the fashionable chest peace of glitter at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

VIDEO: Festival organisers forced to clarify policy on nudity.

“I don’t want to do that” Politician's brother in rape trial

Jean-Claude Perrottet has plead not guilty to three counts of rape.

Jean Claude Perrottet, aged 20, denies forcing himself on a woman

NT residents more likely to die traumatic deaths

Northern Territory residents are more likely to die traumatic deaths than other Australians.

Suicide deaths 1.6 times more likely in the wet season

Cardinal Pell faces court over historical sex offences

Cardinal Pell has said he is looking forward to his day in court

Mark Philippoussis’s father faces US child-sex allegations

Nick Philippoussis, father of retired Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis May 1997.

He allegedly molested two minors who took tennis lessons from him

Drowning of toddler Willow, 2, devastates outback town

Brooke and Daniel Walker with Willow (left) and son Harley.

Willow Walker, 2, drowned on Monday after she fell into a tank

Maccas worker attacked, told 'get a real job'

Mother of three assaulted worker while blowing up over drink order

Justin Bieber speaks after cancelling 14 concerts

Helal’s selfie with Bieber

So is he starting his own church or not?

Police car slapped before Justine Damond was shot

Justine Damond

The warrant doesn’t explicitly say that woman was Damond

Diana tapes will expose life inside her bizarre marriage

Princess Diana

The tapes have never before been played in Britain.

AFP overseas boost to stop crime reaching Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently announced the sweeping new Home Affairs Department, along with new “call out” powers for the military. He’s pictured at Holsworthy Barracks with members of 2 Commando.

AFP would be expected to hit the cartels offshore to stem drug trade

Teen allegedly raped and murdered in ‘honour killing’

Celine Dookhran was an aspiring make-up artist. Picture: Twitter.

The body of Celine Dookhran was found in a South London home

27-year-old in ‘menopause’ shares her ‘shocking’ reality

Thessy Kouzoukas, 27, shared the images on her Instagram to prove the agonising condition is “no joke.”

Pictures show the effect endometriosis can have on a woman’s body.

Mum breastfeeds while smoking bong

This image of American woman Kayla Marlow breastfeeding while taking a hit from a bong has caused outrage online.

Shocking photo appears to show American woman smoking bong with baby

Sheep 'ripped apart' in wild dog attack

DEAD: The remains of the family sheep which were killed in a wild dog attack.

Family devastated as pets found slaughtered.

Teen's first book lifts lid on drugs, depression, sexuality

PUBLISHED: Coast teenager Samuel James Osmond's has self-published his first book, 'I'm Going To Lose Some Friends Over This'.

'It's about feeling alright with not being okay': Coast teen author

Messy lessons to be learnt all day with a little one around

LESSONS: It's a learning curve having a little one, as I'm finding out, in a messy way.

OPINION: Never have I trusted farts less than with a newborn

Dad wishes daughter happy birthday with epic Facebook gag

Raylin Pellatt's dad won a legion of fans with this Facebook post on his daughter's birthday.

Joe Pellatt just won a legion of fans with this savage message

'Demon' in bathroom window: 'Gave me chills'

The creepy photo appeared on Toowoomba Ghost Chasers Facebook page recently after a resident sent in the photos to be examined.

At first it may look like nothing, but at a second glance...

Woman finds 22-year-old KitKat, makes disturbing discovery

Emma was donated a box of old goods for the shop and was stunned to find a Kitkat, 22 years past its sell-by date.

"I'm sure I'd have a tummy ache after eating that."

Uproar over Australian Ninja Warrior grand final

Australia tuned in to the Ninja Warrior grand final on Tuesday night to see which everyday athlete would take home the title of champion. But no one did.

Kendall Jenner's raunchy pose could breach standards

Kendall Jenner

Other celebs including Rita Ora, Bella Hadid posted similar shots.

The best and worst reality TV coming

Matty J in a scene from episode two of The Bachelor.

Reality TV bonanza as Hell’s Kitchen, The Block and Survivor launch.

Singer Dr G. Yunupingu dies aged 46

World famous blind Aboriginal singer Dr G. Yunupingu passed away in Darwin yesterday. Picture: Supplied.

“Today we mourn the loss of a great Australian..."

Glitter obsession not so glitzy for the environment

Courtney Smoulden and Dylan Barker sporting some of the extensive glitter available at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

All that glitters is not necessarily gold

Will Yvonne make up with son, Bride and Prejudice's Chris?

Grant and Chris feature on the TV series Bride & Prejudice. Supplied by Channel 7.

YVONNE hasn't seen her son Chris since he wed on Bride and Prejudice

How many triangles are in this picture?

Can you figure out how many triangles are hidden within this illustration? Picture: Kumar Ankit/Quora

Brainteaser leaving web baffled … how many triangles can you see?