Tractors to help pull in tourists

New tractors to help improve conditions at Tropical Fruit World.

Aussie teenagers lead way

SLICE AND DICE: Joel Parkinson slashes on his way to winning the Burleigh Single Fin.

Rising stars impress as Parko wins

Raiders' culture club rising in 2017

Tweed Coast have retained the nucleus of their senior side as they push for a top-three finish in 2017.

If we don't get a home semi-final this year we haven't down our job

Gallen honours Mustangs player with moving tribute

Paul Gallen holds up a special Mustangs jersey featuring Grant Cook

'Cronulla are thinking of you and good luck for the future'

Beautiful Terranora acreage

77 Mahers Lane, Terranora.

Check out this week's feature property.

On target for bumper tourism season

Massive swell rolls in at Snapper Rocks
Photo Scott Powick / Tweed Daily News
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TOURISM is booming with more visitors coming and staying longer.

Shire set to sizzle in heatwave

COOL IT: Bella Sharpe, Tayla Kenny and Giselle McDonald cool off in Cudgen Creek.

Health warning as heat rises

Tweed school leavers wait for university offers to roll in

The first round of university offers will be made tonight.

More than 44,000 university offers will be made.

Concern is gushing over new water DA

Rowlands Creek Rd residents are concerned about a development application to extract 24-megalitres of water per year from their community. Pictured here at a public meeting on the issue in late 2016.

Concern raised over latest DA.

North Coast TAFE opens its doors to learning

TAFE Animal Science Teacher and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Nurse Mimi Dona cares for a Kingfisher.

North Coast TAFE Open Week is on now.

Expansion plan pays off

Mark Stapleton, Sharon Styman and Peter Ross from Investrent Property Management are going from strength to strength after opening an office in Murwillumbah.

Murwillumbah move a winner for property management team

Doctor house calls alleviate hospital pressure

GOOD CALL: Dr Tony Tanious and local business manager Diana Sare are part of the House Call Doctor team.

House Call Doctor alleviates hospital pressure

Fresh fast food options for the road

HEALTHY OPTION: Jason Slocombe from Oliver's Real Food has opened at the new Caltex Service Station at Chinderah.

Organic fast food hits Chinderah.

A flash of silver in Coolangatta

CREATIVE ENERGY: Silversmith Sarah Roth hard at work to create unique jewellery for her new shop.

A silversmith hits the Strand.

Touch of class as Tweed continues its upswing

Cricks Tweed Renault principal Jamie Wass with sales staff Ben Hall, Luke Freeman and Stephen Roach along side their first Renault vehicle.

Cricks Tweed adds prestigious French car Renault to its dealership.

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Everything is coming up Rosie for one-day doctor

STOKED: Rosie Crimmins (centre) with parents Carey and Glen when she received the offer on Monday.

Toowoomba teen gets rare, first-round doctorate university offer

Rocky's unemployment line grows by 1800 people in 3 years

Rockhampton and Livingstone have recorded a 36% increase in welfare recipients.

More than 7000 people claiming welfare benefits

Gladstone's $4M project to go ahead, jobs to come

MEGA PROJECT: This Shell service station is expected to coast about $4M to construct.

MORE jobs for Gladstone with $4M project construction

Is this the app to take the pain out of car rentals?

Avis is launching a new app to make it easier to rent a car.

Brisbane Airport to be among the first to get new service

Hello? Hello?! Mobile outage left users offline for hours

Some customers were left on hold of up to 40 minutes.

One Nation a big chance at next state election: Letter

'One Nation might not be the answer, but we are at the stage where both the Labor and Liberal parties are truly not.'

Reader takes aim at Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers are under fire for protecting their superannuation.

Pension system changes bring out worst in us: Reader

OPINION: Enough! Stop bullying our political leaders

I'M UPSET with how the public treat our political leaders.

OPINION: Enough is enough! Labor is betraying us too

Apprentice Baylee Rigby demonstrates correct grinding technique for senator Chris Katter, Zac Beers and Bill Shorten mp when they visited GAGAL yesterday. Other apprentices watching on are Jarrod Pengelly, Luke Ropmagnolo and Zoe Jackson.

THE Liberals attacks are bad enough, but now this!

What happened to the old politicians?

Former Health Minister Sussan Ley and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull FILE

The public is crying out for the integrity and selfless service

MY SAY: MPs may as well just burn our money

UNBELIEVABLE: The travel claims of Sussan Ley and some of her counterparts beggars belief.

OPINION: Why not just shovel cash into the jet engine as they leave?

Dread and awe: How US is preparing for Trump

Donald Trump

“I don’t see Trump as a racist; he comes across as brutally honest."

Large great white shark spotted off popular Coffs beach

DID you see any aircraft flying low over Diggers Beach this morning?

Shark nets have 'failed', public has been 'misled'

A report into the by-catch of North Coast shark nets has been released today.

Australian Seabird Rescue "disappointed" by first report on by-catch

Robert Xie: Inside the Lin family murders

Lili (left) and Norman ‘Min’ Lin and their sons Terry, 9, and Henry, 12, were bludgeoned to death in their family home along with Lily’s sister Irene.

The Lin family murders. Warning: graphic images

Teen 'drug king' supported by dad at Lismore court

Flynn Tully Brown, 18, attends Lismore Court charged with 13 counts of supply prohibited drugs.

Byron Bay man teenager is facing 13 drug charges

Hotel manager charged in pub raid uncovering drugs

Coffs Clarence Police have executed a search warrant on the Coast Hotel as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in the city.

Police release vision of search warrant served on the Coast Hotel

Charges laid after golf cart rampage and exposure

Golf cart decked out in pink for the day. Photo Quintin Maddern / Western Star

Coffs Harbour man charged after he went on a golf cart rampage

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

DIY 'doctor' accused of slicing off man's testicle

Man accused of slicing off another man's testicle fronts court

Turnbull reveals Cabinet reshuffle after Ley scandal

Malcolm Turnbull

PM says wider ministerial reshuffle off the agenda

Tree felled in storm a $4000 'act of god'

Jo Walker and Kelvin Steinhardt in front of what used to be their back shed. A tree from a neighbouring property fell over during a recent storm and destroyed it.

Insurance companies won't consider storm damage claim

Man's fight over breath test refusal takes new twist

VIRAL: A still image from the YouTube video.

Pomona man arrested after outburst in Noosa court

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

Guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

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Security guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

Getty Images Most Memorable Cricket Moments of 2016

Cricket: The best images of 2016 from Getty Images

Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Puppy farm dogs 'had been seized before': RSPCA

PUPPY FARM: Some of the dogs seized from a Glenarbon property where an alleged puppy farm was uncovered on Monday.

WARNING: Disturbing details of alleged puppy farm

NO BAIL: Men accused of bestiality to remain behind bars

Reece Parke has appeared in Lismore Local Court today.

Application to stop his name being published has also been refused

Former Apprentice files sexual suit against Trump

Summer Zervos first spoke about Mr Trump's alleged inappropriate behaviour last year

US president-elect accused of kissing, groping Summer Zervos

Obama's Israel stance may cost him golf club membership

President Barack Obama waves while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club

Obama cuts sentence of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning (right), formerly Bradley Manning (left), following sex reassignment surgery.

Obama shortens sentences for 209 inmates

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

Pauline Hanson fires up at journo over travel question

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and MP Steve Dickson announce a game changing move in the next Queensland State election.

“Excuse me,” she said, cutting off the question.

Newlyweds' act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with homeless man, Miller Patane, outside on Saturday. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

"Not very many people are kind to me"

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

What would you do if you found a snake in the loo?

The Cordery family discovered this snake coming out of the toilet at their family home.

1.2m snake chases frog through pipes and out through loo

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Ariana Grande 'hardest working 23-year-old on Earth'?

Ariana Grande

Not everyone was impressed with Grande’s self-proclaimed work ethic

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.