Lightning death: Teens praised for trying to save man's life

Tweed Byron Local Area Commander Superintendent Wayne Starling fronts the media over the fatal lightning strike at Mt Warning earlier this morning.

Rescue operation underway after two people struck by lightning

School's out as 50,000 NSW teachers stop work

About 50,000 state school teachers across NSW will stop work on Thursday morning for a salary vote.

Minimal supervision will still be available as 50,000 teachers vote

Tweed sport in brief

Cabarita's Sophia Fulton finished runner-up for a national surfing title on Saturday.

Weekend sport action






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Our first ladies: all female team to lead Tweed

All-female team to lead Tweed for first time ever with Katie Milne returned as Mayor and newcomer Chris Cherry to serve as her deputy

Big decisions looming for new council

NEW TEAM: The newly elected Tweed Shire Council at meetings this week. Cr Katie Milne is absent.

Big decisions looming for new council

Young blood to freshen up Tweed council

Labor candidate Reece Byrnes is the youngest person to be elected to the Tweed Shire Council.

Meet the fresh faces elected to council.

New talent time for Tweed council

Councillors-elect Reece Byrnes, Ron Cooper and Chris Cherry at the announcement of the Tweed Shire Council election 2016 results.

Five new faces for Tweed council

At least four new faces for council

Liberal newcomer James Owen will be a fresh face on council after finishing strongly in Saturday's poll. Pictured here with his children Jack, 10 and Isobella, 2.

AT LEAST four and possibly five new faces will lead Tweed Shire

Parties the big winner: sticking to known brands

Liberal candidate James Owen is supported by NSW Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack at the Pottsville Beach polling booth

Strong party results from Tweed poll

How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Knock over your whole Christmas shopping list in one hit

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BRISBANE City is synonymous with incredible shopping – ask anyone.

A banger of a summer music festival line-up

The music gods are shining on Brisbane this music season; get there!

THIS season, there really is something for all music tastes.

Escape the hustle of Brisbane with these top day trips

Dive among the shipwrecks at Tangalooma for an amazing day out.

THERE is more to Brisbane than bright lights and a stunning river.

Everything you knew was on in Brisbane just got better

Don't miss the Brisbane International this summer.

IF IT is diversity you want, Brisbane is the place to get it.

Discover the city like a local

See the city like a local, and on the back of a bike!

THE Brisbane Greeters tours are everything you want and more.

Cheers to seven of the best bars in Brisbane

There are stacks of cool bars in Brisbane - you'll just have to stay the while and check out all of them!

CHOOSING where to drink comes with great responsibility.

KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg on the Kick the Kilos leaderboard in what has been a close race so far.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

FINAL WEEK: Get fit for summer with Sally

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

It's the last week of our getting fit for summer with Sally series

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Kick the Kilos with Sally Fitz: Week 10

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Here are nine exercises to get your bod ready for the beach

Sally Fitz's Breakfast of champions

It's easy, tasty and not too unhealthy

Get fit for summer with Sally: Week 9

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

There's just one month until summer and so the exercises are ramping up

One public transport system on way

A solution's in sight for frustrated Tweed public transport users who are currently forced to use two different ticketing systems.

Tweed achieves green status with top awards

TOP MARKS: Fingal Head Coastcare member Kay Bolton, Councillor Ron Cooper and Tweed/Byron Aboriginal Land Council CEO Leweena Williams celebrate their respective Blue Star Sustainability Awards.

Keeping Tweed beautiful with awards.

SPECIAL: Tweed's class of 2016

Kingscliff High School Formal @ Bond Uni - Kelsey Bonser, Cormac Lawrence

Souvenir of all the Tweed formals

Libraries closing for Christmas

Dudley Horscroft takes advantage of all the great books on offer at the Tweed Shire Libraries.

Keep up to date with library opening hours.

VIDEO: 'It was my son's fault': Mum's anguish after fatality

Christine Lucke, of Coorabell, is putting her support behind the Southern Cross LADS Driving School.

Why this Northern Rivers woman supports a driver education facility

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Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

IPSWICH locals can test it out for themselves at the art gallery.

Cooly sings out for carols

Santa gets ready to skydive into the Coolangatta Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 13. Photo: Scott Powick Daily News

Santa dropping in for Christmas Carols at Coolangatta

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

'I need to do what I can': 65km walk for cancer patient

Karlee Robinson is walking from Caloundra to Noosa for her cousin Aaron Parker, who has terminal brain cancer.

What do you do when someone you love has terminal brain cancer?

Multi-level waterfront living in Bilambil Heights

121 Peninsula Dr, Bilambil Heights

Check out this week's feature property.

Tweed Heads kneads this new bakery

LOVELY LOAVES: Sam Saulwick and Tom Scott from The Bread Social on Bay Street, Tweed Heads.

Freshly baked from The Farm in Byron Bay

This butcher believes paddock-to-plate is best

THICK CUT: Tweed Farmers Meat Co butcher Carl Young shows off some of his best cuts.

This butcher is a cut above the rest.

Kingscliff businesses get into the Christmas spirit

TREE TIME: Kingscliff traders getting ready for the town's Christmas celebrations last year.

Join the festivities and boost local trade.

So how well are your kids learning to code?

Year 4 students at St Hilda's School have enjoyed the beginner lessons available within Swift Playgrounds.

Students learning skills for jobs that don't yet exist

Doggy day care paw-fect for pet owners

Courtney Jones and Renai Walton help keep their four-legged clients happy.

A new day care for dogs has opened on the Tweed.

2016 in pictures: The moments that made history

Turkish Coast Guard personnel help refugees as they swim with buoys, after they toppled over a fishermen dinghy en route to Greece on January 22, 2016 in Didim district of Aydin, Turkey. 4 refugees body including 3 children pulled out of the water as Turkish coast guard personnel rescued 43 others.

Getty images has released its best images from 2016.

Mt Warning lightning strike

A witness to the fatality on Mt Warning who was struck by Lightening is interviewed by Tweed Heads Police at the foot of the Mountain.

Photos from the scene of the fatal lightning strike at Mt Warning this morning.

Kids’ imagination inspires cool images

Photographers create images inspired by kids.

Canon commissions photographers to create art from kids' imagination.

CCTV: Security Guards Attacked

Guards attacked as man was being escorted from the building.

Vision of an assault on security guards at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Watch: Hail smashes into cars on highway

Massive hail smashes into cars on Bruce Highway.

Dashcam vision of hail storm on Bruce Highway.

Design your own dream theme park

If you're looking to relive the glory days of Rollercoaster Tycoon, this is your best bet.

Ever fantasised about building your own dream park?

Creepy pictures show spider devouring unlikely prey

Spider devours a gecko at a Beerwah home.

Afraid of spiders? This could tip you over the edge.

Have we lost the art of imagination?

One of the results of the Imagination Lab from Canon.

How kids are teaching adults to dream again

Delirium: Why pills could cause more harm than good

Delirium robs dying people of their autonomy and dignity

Gay teen revealed bullying before suicide

Tyrone Unsworth.

Calls for controversial Safe Schools program to be introduced

Sweaty Christmas to all

BE THANKFUL: Remember how important the people around you are at this time of year.

Making the most of family Christmases.

Taylor Lautner 'spotted smooching co-star'

Taylor Lautner has been romantically linked to Billie Lourd

David Beckham's tattoos come to life for UNICEF campaign

David Beckham has called for an end to violence against children

Pop star Liam Payne's Facebook hacked with porn

"Things that can happen to you when you don't have sex."

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

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Why no one over 50 can land a job

It's becoming increasingly hard for those over 50 to land a job

Labour market woes continue with slack movement in jobs

The employment market is still a source of disappointment

Old coal conveyor creates jobs at Hay Point

The $31M project will decommission and remove the old 1970 coal conveyor and trestle at the Hay Point Coal Terminal.

Original Hay Point trestle and conveyor to be dismantled

More jobs than workers: Times changing in mining sector

Stanmore Coal's coal handling and processing plant. Photo: Emily Smith

It's hard to believe Mackay's now facing a labour shortage.

Jobs explosion for Tweed area

Dozens of job opportunities have been created following the redevelopment of the Tweed City shopping centre.

Tweed City redevelopment delivers job opportunities

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Ferrari’s ideal family car? Four-seat GTC4 Lusso T arrives

FAST FOR FOUR: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's 449kW/760Nm twin-turbo V8 slings the family to 100kmh in 3.5 seconds.

$500,000 family Ferrari aimed at cashed-up younger shoppers

61,000 Australian Volkswagens set for dieselgate recall

NAUGHTY DIESELS: With this announcement Volkswagen Group Australia said total government approvals is now 70,000, including the 9,000 Amarok utes recalled earlier this year.

Federal Government approves next stage of voluntary recall

Sporty and hybrid Toyota C-HRs coming in the future?

INTEREST PIQUED: Is there scope for Toyota to offer us a greater range of its forthcoming C-HR small SUVs? A hybird version and more powerful turbo variant would be welcome.

Only one 1.2-litre engine at launch of C-HR baby SUV

Facelifted Holden Barina arrives from $14,990

2017 HOLDEN BARINA: More grown-up styling, Apple CarPlay and rear camera now standard across the range with prices starting from under $15k before on-roads.

Fresh styling and added kit for 2017 Barinas

Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabrio road test and review

GOING TOPLESS: Experiencing the $100,000 Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabrio with a heat-filled and quiet cabin good enough to enjoy in year-round temperatures.

Dropping the lid on Mercedes-Benz's superb C-Class

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