VIDEO: Police man strips to rescue woman

Bystanders, off-duty and police, respond to woman now critical after her car plunged off Tweed Valley Way and into Tweed River.

Kingscliff grom forges his own path to junior elite

Kingscliff grom Chaz Bond preparing for the Hurley BL's Blast Off at his home break at Kingscliff. Bond will compete in the under-12 category at Sydney's Northern Beaches from Monday.

Kingscliff grom part of surfing's future.

Aussies dominate doubles

TENNIS' FUTURE: Australian Lizette Cabrera hits a backhand shot in a tightly-fought doubles match with Olivia Tjandramulia against Monique Adamczak and Olivia Rogowska at the Tweed Tennis International at Arkinstall Park. Adamczak and Rogowska advanced 6-7 (6) 7-5 (10-5).

Tweed Coast Tennis International heating up.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

Kingscliff aged care jobs take a hit

The last resident has left Amaroo Aged Care Facility at Tweed Heads after new management shut it down. Job losses also underway at Kingscliff as Blue Care transitions to Uniting.

Jobs lost as Blue Care Kingscliff goes under new ownership

5 things to do these holidays

Having a blast at Epic Skate at Tweed Heads during the Christmas School holidays, is Kailani Hurley (7), Taylah Simpson-Hickey (8), Krystal Simpson-Hickey (5) and Clemantine Jenkin (7)

Keep the kids entertained these school holidays.

Don't take our water away

WATER CONCERNS: Dungay Creek Road residents are up in arms over a DA application for a water extraction.

Dungay Creek Rd residents ask council to reject DA.

A future prime minister?

POLITICAL DREAMS: Lindisfarne Grammar School student Will Griffiths made NSW Youth Parliament.

Lindisfarne student heads to the YMCA NSW Junior Parliament.

Richmond MP presses for Tweed Hospital MRI

MRI HELP: Federal MP Justine Elliot at the Tweed Hospital.

Tweed Hospital doctors welcome lobbying but warn more is needed.

Bald-faced banana benders eye NSW businesses

QUEENSLAND CALLING: They want NSW businesses to move up north.

Queensland Premier launches shameless plan to steal NSW businesses

50,000 phones recalled after "exploding battery" claims

Latest phone introduces iris scanning.

More than 50,000 smartphones may be affected

The greys are coming: The rise of the "lifestyle-preneur"

And why wouldn't you want to work from Byron Bay?

"They are redefining what it is to be 60-something."

Smiling bright in Pottsville

PEARLY WHITES: Sarah Damian wants to build people's confidence by creating a brighter smile.

Sarah Downie believes a brighter smile leads to better confidence.

Tweed Mall sold for $81.25 million

Tweed Centro shopping centre in 2013 before it was rebadged as Tweed Mall.

Tweed Mall sold for $81.25 million

Sun power shines on the bowls club

Tweed Heads Bowls Club maintenance officers inspect the club's 384 new solar panels.

Tweed Heads Bowls Club has its day in the sun.

Nation's welfare at stake

Social Services Minister Christian Porter says sweeping changes are needed to make positive impacts in people's lives.

Federal Government calls for a social security revolution

How lab-grown meat is already here

Ngai Tahu Farming CEO Andrew Priest has tasted the future

Six tips to get your finances back on track

ON TRACK: Keep your bills where you can see them, and put the one due first at the front.

Facing financial woes? Here's how to fic them.

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

Survey links financial pressure and turning to substances

One in five (20 per cent) have turned to drugs and illicit substances

Financial pressures are pushing people to substance abuse

Australia's best black tea is grown on the Sunshine Coast

Arakai Estate tea plantation, Bellthorpe, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Meet the family behind our very own award-winning tea plantation.

LETTER: Is this really the most pressing issue?

Proponents for these changes are arguing "free speech”

LETTER: 80% of us believe this even though it's false

Silverdale Eggs, Calliope. The only RSPCA Free range egg producer in Queensland.

How can this urban myth be so firmly ingrained in our beliefs?

'Don't wear your hijab in public': reader

RELIGION DEBATE: Taking off the hijab would prevent Muslim women from becoming targets, one reader says.

I refer to a Bundaberg Muslim woman

'There was a time when we were ashamed of our White Australia Policy'

HEAD IN THE SAND: A new poll suggests half of Australians support banning Muslim immigration.

Are we on the road back to a racially divisive migration policy?

OPINION: I'm not a fan, but I see why many support Pauline

Profile - Eliza Wheeler. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The region feels disgruntled and neglected.

OPINION: Believe me mate, I'm on 'hiss' side

Greg Bray.

Close encounter breeds new level of understanding with snakes

Our young Attenborough scoops documentary awards

"I THINK the most difficult thing for us was filming one of Australia's most critically endangered animals".

Accused mother and son ice dealers refused bail

Methamphetamine, also known as ice.

POLICE conducted a major phone tapping operation before arrests

Sisters reveal how father sexually abused them for 15 years

Two sisters have shared impact statements after their father was found guilty of 73 child sex and assault charges. Their mother, who was complicit in the father's crimes, was also found guilty of 13 counts of indecent assault.

"Every day was spent being terrified, scared, and alone"

WATCH: How to get a council to fix your road

New South Wales farmer Kate Broughton standing on a road that use to be able to handle a school bus but is barely used these days due to the condition of the road and lack of maintenance and repair.

Farming family uses video submission to get council to fix road

Daughter's dying wish leads to another Transplant Games

Michelle Manning hangs on to the medal her daughter Nyree won in rowing at a previous transplant games. Michelle and her son are going back to the games representing a donor family after donating Nyree's organs after her death.

MICHELLE Manning still holds Nyree's silver medal with pride

Four men have now been charged with drug offences

Up to a kilogram of cocaine and cash has been seized by police in a series of dramatic drug raids across Ballina and Byron Bay.

Four men have been charged with drug offences after arrests

Schools ban muck-up days as teenager's leg is broken

A man is charged with reckless wounding causing grievous bodily harm following an incident at St Luke’s Grammar School in Dee Why.

Teen's leg broken during an alleged attack on a school muck-up day.

8 things you can do to lower your chance of cancer

According to medical journalist Anna Magee, there are eight things you can do to start lowering your risk.

Changes to our lifestyles could prevent 40 per cent of cancers

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

Mandela Foundation slams anti marriage equality flyers

Nelson Mandela in 2008

Foundation slams use of Mandela image in anti-SSM flyers

Horse shot and left for dead in creek takes two days to die

CALLOUS ACT: Rod Watters' grey horse Kakadu, and his paddock mate, were inseparable until the family horse was shot on their Baryulgil property.

Family devastated as 27-year-old horse left to die

Boy accused of raping girl allowed a holiday

Boy accused of rape will be allowed a family holiday

ABS blames IBM for botched census in Senate submission

The Supermum familiy was one of many with Census night woes. Photo Contributed

IBM may take the blame for this year's botched census

The healing power of community gardens

RAY OF SUNSHINE: Working at the permaculture garden at Yandina has helped Michelle Parry to reconnect with the community.

How a grieving mother-to-be found healing in the garden

Census data likely to be useless claim Labor

POINTING FINGER: Andrew Leigh.

Turnbull continues to come under attack for Census fail

Alleged drink driver charged over deaths of wife, daughter

Sadie Stewart, Jamie Wearmouth and Susanna Stewart died in a car crash

Family friend also killed in tragic crash

Pippa Middleton had 3000 private photos stolen

Author Pippa Middleton

Author's account hacked to access 3000 private photos

Four people killed in mall shooting in U.S

Emergency services prepare to enter the Cascade Mall after four people were shot dead. Photo by Washington State Patrol's Sgt. Mark Francis.

Shooter still loose after killing three people

Harambe is not a patronus, sadly

Harambe is not a Patronus, JK Rowling has been forced to clarify

Need help deciding? See our top 10 old-fashioned baby names

Our top 10 old-fashioned baby names.

Are you having trouble choosing a baby name?

Baby born on the side of road en route to hospital

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A CQ newborn couldn't wait for mum to arrive at hospital

Dutch tourist advertising for Aussie man to marry

LOVE WANTED: Dutch traveller Kate, who lives at Woolgoolga, is looking for the man of her dreams.

Attention all single men 20 to 27

Hilarious obituary marks man leaving "rickety old body"

Wayne and his "favourite son Buddy".

This obituary will make you cry - tears of laughter.

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

WATCH: Justin Bieber grabbed in Germany

A video has emerged of singer Justin Bieber being attacked

Why The Wrong Girl is right for Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais and Ian Meadows in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

ACTOR makes the sometimes awkward character her own in new comedy.

What's on the small screen this week

Jessica Marais in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

A NEW romantic comedy debuts while footy codes ramp up for finals.

Airbourne talk drop bears, beer and taxes

Airbourne have a new album coming out and a new tour on the way.  Photo Contributed

Airbourne release album for the aussie battler