On the Mat:Underdogs come up trumps

Undefeated Tweed Heads side eyes up three in a row

Suzi Quatro returns with live supergroup launch

DEVIL GATE: Suzi Quatro will reignite her love affair with Australia in February for the Leather Forever Encore tour.

"It's always been a special place for me”

Community called on to celebrate life of Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett was an important part of the Tweed-Byron community.

CALLS go out to celebrate the life of Paul Barrett.

Asbestos fears at Kingscliff holiday park

Visitors to Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park raised asbestos fears after finds in sand.

FEARS have been raised of asbestos in areas where children play.

New marine hub to aid fight against crime

ON THE WATER: Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest.

New $3million marine hub will include a water police border-base.

US imports seeking Seagulls Queensland Cup debuts

Former gridiron player Kevin Reed Jr is all smiles as he guns for a Queensland Cup spot with Tweed Heads Seagulls in 2017.

"This is the highest level of rugby league I've seen”

Patience runs dry in Uki over water mining

WATER FEARS: Uki residents are concerned about a commercial water extraction DA.

Residents concerned about DA.

Daylight saving: 'Draw a line from Goondiwindi to Rocky'

Sunset in maryborough, Queensland. - User Contributed

Just draw a line from Goondiwindi to Rockhampton

Vines add lines to photographic passion

BEAUTIFUL: Sunset in Cudgen over passionfruit vines.

Behind the Lens: Photographic column

An emotional Mike Baird: 'There was great personal cost'

"After 10 years in public life, this moment for me has arrived."

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.

Scammers strike more often than hackers: IT specialist

SCAM ALERT: Australia Post published this fake email on its website on January, 11, 2017, warning people its a scam and not to click or past the link into your internet browser. 'Delete the email immediately'.

"Everything locks up; then a ransom note comes up."

Employment growth sped up at end of 2016

The Palm Lake Group is looking for a site supervisor.

The pace of employment growth gathered pace towards the end of 2016

Shooting pigs from helicopters helps to break 'curse'

TOP RESULT: Jim Swan couldn't have been happier when aerial shooter Mark Scant reported finding only one feral pig to shoot.

Only one pig was shot during an aerial shoot on Thursday.

Vegemite back in Australian hands

Vegemite is the go-to for sandwiches on Australia Day. Photo contributed

Bega Cheese strikes $460 million deal

Businesses desperate for $20,000 tax write-off policy

Business confidence is down as the mining outlook weakens.

The government has room to gain favour with SMEs with simple changes

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

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!

SOAP BOX: Was it greyhounds or party games that bit Baird?

GONE: NSW Premier Mike Baird announced on Thursday that it was time to hand over the reins to a new premier for the state.

Now that he's gone, restore Sydney to what it was

Comment: Nick Kyrgios’ dirty little secret laid bare

Why tennis star passionately adored while also purely loathed

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

41-year-old playgroup under threat of closing down

IT'S been an important part of the Ballina community for decades, but this playgroup could be forced to shut its doors.

Sydneysider's heartless reaction to train fatality backfires

Sydney has earned itself a reputation as a selfish city

Eight saved in mass rescue at Pippi Beach

Red and yellow beach flag at Mooloolaba Beach. Photo:Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Lifeguards performed "impressive" rescue Tuesday morning

Berejiklian expected to be next NSW Premier

NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian may be deputy to Mike Baird.

Gladys Berejiklian looks set to become the next NSW Premier

Funnel web horror: ‘I felt something crawl up my leg’

One variety of Funnel-web Spider, (Hadronyche versuta)

"I felt a very sharp pain and I knew I’d been bitten"

Rental crisis hitting home as family's frustration grows

DESPERATE: Melissa and Rob Rhodes and their six children have applied for more than 100 rental properties in the past three months.

Family applies for more than 100 rental properties in 3 months

Surfer calls for second shark net off one coastal town

SIGNS OF SUPPORT: Young protesters make their opinions clear at a rally in support of shark nets at Ballina last November. More than 500 people attended the event calling for the immediate installation of the nets. PHOTO: ALINA RYLKO/ THE NORTHERN STAR

Kids surfing near the Lennox Hotel are at risk of shark encounters

Melbourne pedestrians 'flying through air' after hit

People are seen hugging on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth street after a rogue car ploughed through pedestrians at Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne.

"There were three or four contorted bodies on the ground.”

Video shows moments before man plowed into pedestrians

A man driving a Holden Commodore in the Melbourne CBD moments before the car left the road injuring 20 people

Video shows pedestrians in Melbourne running for their lives

Mum’s plea: ‘Where is my baby?’ Chaos in Melbourne CBD

A child was reportedly thrown out of the pram. Picture: Alex CoppelSource:News Corp Australia

Horrific sight of mangled pram in road after Melbourne horror

Read Barack Obama's final letter to American people

President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

“You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.”

Australian Open 2017: Serena Williams calls out reporter

Serena Williams reacts after defeating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Jan. 19, 2017.

"I think that’s a very negative thing to say. Are you serious?"

Man killed in croc attack while crossing river

Swarms of saltwater crocodiles gather at Cahills crossing.

A man has been killed by a crocodile in the Northern Territory.

Worst passengers: Are you one of these monsters?

Oh great, this guy is on my flight

This is why politicians fly first class.

No charges for duo who shot amateur porn at railway station

Case closed: The duo in the Trainline Tramp film can’t be charged because the 12-month statute of limitations is up.

Trainline Tramp was shot at a Victorian railway station

Nancy Sinatra on Trump: 'And now the end is near'

Nancy Sinatra

"Just remember the first line of the song," she responded

Carol's story a stark warning about cosmetic surgery

The effects of fillers on Carol Bryan's face Saving Face

'Months after the procedure, I was terrified of what I looked like'

Donald Trump to kill the TPP within hours

Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President.

Donald Trump is set to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Big burger too much to handle for Premier

SPECIAL: Jodi Collins serves the 'Prem Burger' to the Premier and Ag Minister, Bill Byrne.

Meal proves a challenge for Palaszczuk.

Curious case of missing ginger pig

SARCIS investigated the theft of multiple farm animals.

Stock crime detectives looking for missing farm animals

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.

Chrissy Teigen likes her "soft" stretch marks

Stretch marks are no problem for Chrissy Teigen

Naomie Harris in the dark over Daniel Craig's future as 007

Naomie Harris has no idea if Daniel Craig will be returning as 007

REVIEW: Will Kasey Chambers' Dragonfly take off with fans?

Kasey Chambers’ new album Dragonfly gets 3.5 stars from Cameron Adams.

CHAMBERS is back with her 11th studio album.

Ed Sheeran wants Beyonce collaboration

Ed Sheeran wants to record a duet with Beyoncé.

Nicole Kidman squirms through questions on Keith

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

'God, you guys are personal ... that’s for him to talk about'

Mark Salling's child porn court date cancelled

Mark Salling's upcoming court hearing has been cancelled