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Coast escapes worst of bluebottle armada

A marine bluebottle.

The Tweed has enjoyed big crowds, avoided the worst of bluebottles

Harvest festival's new head revealed

FRESH BOUNTY: Northern Rivers-grown produce will again be showcased at the Northern Rivers Harvest Food Festival, which has a new co-ordinator.

NORTHERN Rivers Food has announced its new event co-ordinator

Young couple 'lucky' after being washed out to sea

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was on standby after reports that a young swimming was missing in the surf at Fingal Head.

A young couple have had a lucky escape after freak wave






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'GHOST SHIP': Mystery of the abandoned boat at Ballina

NO-ONE knows exactly where it came from, who owns it, or how long it has been here.

HACKED: Local MP's Facebook sends virus to supporters

Chris Gulaptis was hacked this week.

Did you get a message from the local member?

Four things to do this week

Rewilding workshop at the Nimbin Show

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'Great sorrow': Kyogle mourns death of 'true gentleman'

Kyogle is mourning the loss of Malcolm Wallis.

Shocking news has hit Kyogle with the death of one of their own

Uki artists set to show true colours at collective

CREATIVE DISPLAY: Lisa Young and Alan Watts display some of the artwork ahead of the upcoming art exhibition.

The Uki Art Collective is on this weekend.

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Long-standing Toowoomba business to close down

A TOOWOOMBA business has announced it will close after almost 17 years offering fun for its visitors.

10 things you didn't know about 'Dr Death'

Dr Philip Nitschke .

The euthanasia advocate is coming to Lismore next month

The Byron band that wrote a song with Daft Punk

THE BAND: Parcels are Anatole Serret, Noah Hill, Louie Swain, Jules Crommelin and Patrick Hetherington.

Parcels is touring the single Overnight with a local show this month

Chris Hemsworth wants to keep playing Thor

LEADING MAN: Chris Hemsworth in a scene from the movie Thor: Ragnarok. Supplied by Marvel.

His current contract with Marvel ends with the upcoming film

Tweed full steam ahead to recycle

Reuben and Aurora Maiden place some empty bottles into the recycling station at Chinderah.

Residents keen to cash in on return scheme at Chinderah

Kingscliff duo make the most of beach life

TANTALISINGLY GOOD: Kingscliff locals Tania Usher and Georgie Josephson have created Blue Ginger Picnics to bring a touch of elegance to the outdoors.

Kingscliff duo offer lavish lunch.

Four great Tweed Christmas treats

Tweed Coasts Farm and Co Michelle Stephens.

Here's a round up of the very best produce in Tweed.

Consumers to win big on credit card charges

Banks have agreed among themselves to dramatically overhaul how they charge card holders.

Big changes to how Australians will be charged on purchases

New business blossoming in Tweed

TREATMENT: Natural Vibes Beauty owner Erika Edwards provides healthy beauty care for clients.

Natural beauty is more than skin deep for Erika.

Kim K reveals ‘hard’ reality of using a surrogate

SOME accused her of taking the easy way out, enlisting a surrogate to carry her third child — but Kim Kardashian says the reality is exactly the opposite

Search for kind Coast stranger who left note at grave

BECS BLESSING: A stranger named Bec left a note and bunch of flowers at the grave of a Coast familys daughter, Indianna. Pictured: Indiannas parents Nicole and Chris Gillogly.

STRANGER leaves kind note at the grave of a Coast family's daughter.

This is not a scrunchie. This is now a 'hair cloud'

Sex and the City fans will distinctly remember scrunchie-gate.

Ditch takeaway and do this instead

More and more people are ordering HelloFresh and other meal delivery options to save time on getting dinner on the table.

You should consider another, even better option

‘So selfish’: Dog owner blasted over tragedy

The dog died despite rescue efforts. Source: Source: Facebook/ Amy Middleton.

Traumatised passers-by frantically tried to save a dog

One year on: The miracle baby who refused to stop fighting

Elimbah's Luca Jay Forester was born in 2016 weighing 416 grams and just 10 inches long but the little battler is alive and well.

416 grams and 10 inches, how did this Coast baby survive?

300,000 fans: Videos make cake baker go viral

BAKING TALENT: Karlee Prior with one of her amazing cake creations.

People around the world are obsessed

Shannon Noll's long road back to the recording studio

THE Australian Idol favourite has a new single out today. He will release his new album Unbroken next month.

Star busted on CCTV cheating on girlfriend

Alex Pall, from Chainsmokers, was caught on CCTV in a steamy embrace with a mystery blonde.

Her Instagram post was removed

Summer Bay’s 15 biggest breakout stars

Chris Hemsworth is now officially a 'Big Name' in Hollywood, but before that he was Home and Away's dreamy, sun-kissed character Kim Hyde. Pictures: Supplied

A long line-up of Tinsel Town’s biggest names began on Home and Away

SAVAGE STUFF: "Go f*** yourself Cory Bernardi."

Senator Cory Bernardi’s #AC100 playlist is not going down well with artists included on it. Triple J has moved its Hottest 100 date

Cory Bernardi doesn't see the problem with his #AC100 countdown.

Property buying scheme for ‘suckers’

Property, real estate, housing, suburb, August 2016

The new, ridiculous way to buy but not really buy a house.

'Breathtaking' Lennox home expected to smash price record

ONE OF A KIND: Stunning images from the property at 1 Rocky Point Road, Lennox Head.

This one of a kind home is on an acre of beachfront land

A COLOSSAL RISK: Huge danger sign for housing in Australia

There could be far too many apartments for sale in coming years. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The Australian What does a million dollars buy in Aussie capital cities?

Dangerous property trend could turn a downturn into worse

One of Lismore's oldest homes is up for sale

Chris Hensley has put the Monaltrie Homestead, one of the oldest houses in Lismore, on the market after living there for 38 years.

Making the decision to sell this historic house was a difficult one

How Australia chucks a sickie

Taking a sickie is popular with Australians.

ALMOST half of us are chucking a sickie when we take sick leave

How Aussies can survive robot takeover

Getting a job was already competitive for young Aussies, and automation means they’ll have to brush up on skills that employers used to ignore. Picture: iStock

Millenials aren't just fighting each other, they're fighting robots

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

POLLIE TICKLED: No job? We can fix that

A whole new method of job-hunting on offer.

Get back on the job train with these top tips

Rail squabble over 900 Queensland jobs

New Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch. Picture: Wesley Monts

Mayor says 'a lot of zero sum thinking going on'.

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Truckie's road rage left teacher 'terrified, shaking'

A Wollongbar woman says she is shaken after two terrifying road rage incidents.

"He kept honking his horn and he was tailgating me"

Terminator, a fast Hyundai and karaoke: Detroit motor show

Mercedes-Benz head Dieter Zetsche and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger launch the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

While lacking in supercar stars, Hollywood stepped up.

Racy versions of Kia Stinger put on ice

Don't expect any hardcore versions of the Kia Stinger any time soon.

'Wait and see' approach on expanded Stinger line-up.

Forgotten your key? Just use your fingerprint to start SUV

A retractable roof top box provides cargo space when all six seats are in use. Picture: Supplied

Nissan Xmotion concept wows Detroit motor show

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