More than $1.5mil of cannabis found in Tweed/Byron region

POLICE have seized more than $1.5 million worth of cannabis plants in the Tweed/Byron area.

Mayor awaits judge’s ruling on defamation case

Tweed Shire Mayor Katie Milne

Defamation action against Leda boss wraps up

Pros nurture Australia’s surfing future

Joel Parkinson, Ren Hashimoto and Laura Enever gather for the Subway Surf Series camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in Casuarina.

From little things big things grow.

Men arrested over theft of gear from boats

Police arrested two men in relation to the alleged theft of boat parts and fishing equipment in Tweed Heads.

Dramatic police water chase ends in arrest of two men at Tweed Heads

Business as usual for Banora Primary after bomb threat

Police were called to Banora Point Primary School after a bomb threat was made this morning.

Banora Point Primary School has been cleared after a bomb threat

UPDATE: Northern Rivers schools get the all clear

Richmond River High School was one of the three in the Northern Rivers that received a bomb threat today.

Schools that received bomb threats get all clear.

Twilight hunk Twitters Fingal to one million followers

US movie star Kellan Lutz took a great photo of Fingal on Tuesday.

Kellun Lutz calls Tweed Heads 'spectacular'

Tweed's own 'Trump' calls it quits

Cr Phil Youngblutt, who served as deputy mayor under former mayor Gary Bagnall, is set to retire at the next election.

Phil Youngblutt announces his retirement

Pregnant Qld woman diagnosed with Zika virus

Three-month-old Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy in Brazil. Officials strongly suspect the Zika virus, which first appeared in the country last year, is to blame.

The newest diagnosis was the state’s second infection this year.

On Track to more DV services


Lismore MP reassures residents funding levels for DV remain the same

WATERCOOLER: Do our jobless need more than welfare?

How do we help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce?

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OPINION: Meet a Muslim, share a barbie

Have you ever spoken to a Muslim? Met a refugee?

LETTER: When did we accept concentration camps here?

SHAME: One reader fails to see how a humane country like Australia can allow its treatment of refugee children.

How can we let this happen, asks a reader

Opinion: Telstra outage nothing to whinge about, but...

I'm usually reluctant to line up a huge corporation for a serve.

YOUR SAY: Did we celebrate our country on Australia Day?

Australian Flag.

Australia is a “ lucky country” and we had opportunity to celebrate

EDITORIAL: Time to get tough on violent cowards

Kerri Moore staff headshot

Another alleged case of assault on an ambulance officer on weekend

MY SAY: Catholics deserve to get answers from the church

Cardinal George Pell should return to face the royal commission

UPDATE: Brother of crash victim takes "ultimate selfie"

Devoted brother and witness to accident takes selfie of him and his injured brother minutes after horrific crash on Bangalow Rd last Friday.

Igniting national debate on drug driving laws

Drug Saliva Tests are causing concern on the North Coast as lawyers get involved in cases clogging up the courts. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

First seeds in a state-wide campaign to change roadside drug testing

More than $300,000 of marijuana found at Jackass Creek

The seized cannabis plants at Dalmorton.

Police discover large cannabis crop in forest near Dalmorton

Salim Mehajer's Auburn Council suspended by NSW Government

Salim Mehajer's marriage to wife Aysha drew scrutiny on the council's dealings

THE NSW Government has suspended the council

Hospitals talk violence as ice-addict patients lash out

Byron and Tweed emergency departments to have security audit.

Home schoolers beat mainstream students in NAPLAN testing

Home-schooled students outperform their mainstream peers.

NSW restarts CSG battle it just lost to provide local gas

CSG exploration and extraction has been controversial in New South Wales

The state risks "catastrophic" gas shortages

'Barnaby whisperer' in place to calm Joyce down

Barnaby Joyce

Nationals “family” managed to hand the farm to the next generation

Girl, 13, drowns after saving brother at beach

Beach conditions were wild at Bargara with huge seas whipped up by the storm conditions. Photo: Rob Barich wet0102k

11-year-old boy had got into trouble in rough water in night swim

ISIS video appears to show boy, 4, executing three men

Isa Dare and an unidentified Isis militant believed to be a British teenager in a propaganda video released in February 2016

ISIS Video appears to show 4-year-old Isa Dare executing three men

OUCH! Lamborghini dream car crashed into by Merc

A black Mercedes-Benz rolled into a parked Lamborghini Aventador on Auckland's High St, apparently after the Mercedes driver struggled to reach for a parking machine. Photo / Supplied

"It was my dream car ... he crashed my dream car.''

Parents can now pay for a new level of spying on their kids

NetSafe executive director Martin Cocker warned this could breach trust between parents and children, damaging relationships.

Parents can pay to get their child's phone forensically investigated

Oh bummer, convicted nudist loses appeal

Freebeach Association's Mark Hayter with a friend.

A judge has upheld a wilful exposure charge at Noosa's A-Bay

WATCH: Wild elephant goes on rampage in India

Residents claim the elephant destroyed 100 properties during melee

UK footballer pleads guilty to sex act with child

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court, England, (Peter Byrne/PA)

The Sunderland footballer, 28, denies two other charges

New Zealand may be in direct path of looming cyclone

NEW Zealand may be in the path of a cyclone forming in the Pacific.

Johnny Depp in Donald Trump spoof film

Movie shows business mogul breaking hearts, making deals

Baby declared dead, wakes up in time to avoid cremation

The baby was kept in an incubator for 23 days and removed against medical advice

“I really can’t understand how this miracle happened."

Gay men want the right to be dull and poorly dressed

Carson Kressley of TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as he poses for a photo at the Melbourne Cup Carnival

"Some gay men are very, very boring and very badly dressed."

Air harvesting could be our freshest new industry

Collecting air with special harvesting nets. Photo: Facebook

Air 'connoisseurs' prepared to pay big dollars for the right stuff

Fuel is cheap...time to buy something silly?

SUPERCAR SHOPPING: Low oil prices are here to stay and hopefully cheap fuel too: how about that Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster you've always wanted?

Is now the perfect time to buy a heavy drinking supercar?

KFC wedding photo captures attention of the world

The picture of the happy couple in front of Colonel Sanders' face has gone viral.

"I've always had a special relationship with KFC"

Redford could be about to close down Sundance

Robert Redford, founder and president of the Sundance Institute speaks at the premiere of "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Robert Redford is seriously considering shutting down Sundance

Everyone has it wrong about the 8th Harry Potter book

An original tale about Dolores Umbridge will be posted later this week

Did you think an eighth Potter Novel was coming?

On-screen nudity more uncomfortable for 'Girls' actress

Lena Dunham says she's feeling more uncomfortable stripping for the camera.

Lena Dunham 'feeling more modest', but will shoot more nude scenes

Kate Winslet won't boycott Oscars over lack of diversity

Kate Winslet is confident Leonardo DiCaprio will win an Oscar this year for his performance in 'The Revenant'.

Winslet wants to stand for women, support DiCaprio on Oscars night

Charlie Sheen blasts doctor who claimed to cure his HIV

Charlie Sheen has called a doctor "dangerous" after receiving treatment in Mexico for HIV.

'Dangerous' doctor's treatment used milk of arthritic goats

Jo Beth and Laurina not seeing eye to eyebrow

Jo Beth Taylor at first sight of the challenge

The simple truth is, all contestants are tired and hungry

Selfie-obsession turning teens into narcissists

LOOK AT ME: Kanye west, right, with Kim Kardashian, is said to display narcissistic traits.

Sunshine Coast academic says we're raising generation of narcissists

Oh baby! Twins surprise birth at at Nambour home

Kymberly Kay gave birth to twins Imarie and Mikkarra (Kay-Jones will be the babies' surname) at home last night with assistance over the phone from ambulance and with Critical care paramedic Anthony Crompton who arrived on the scene. First baby arrived one minute after phone call was answered. Now all 3 in hospital. Twins were not expected yet. Photo Patrick Woods / Sunshine Coast Daily

Twins due to be induced didn't even wait for the ambulance

Gladstone coal exports at record level

General manager of operations John Coughlan, Tim Nicholls and Harry Kenyon-Slaney.

MILLIONS of tonnes of coal was exported last month.

Gladstone sliding further into slump following LNG boom

Experts warn investment needed to stop bust taking hold

Ports exporting record amounts of coal despite downturn

A ship docked at the wharf of Orica in 2012.

Abbot Point exported 2.1 million tonnes of coal in January

Two hours less drinking time for Mackay party goers

WRONG MESSAGE: Perhaps it’s time to rethink our attitudes towards alcohol.

Minister wants lockout laws to give people less time to "pre-load"

Clive Palmer could face criminal case over aliases

Clive Palmer in the spotlight.

Palmer probe examining whether he used aliases in dealings with ASIC

Brisbane, Perth homes could be lit up by solar power

GOING OFF GRID: Proposed electricity business mergers could see more remote communities take up solar.

5 gigawatts of solar power now installed across Australia