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Tweed Coast surfers shine in junior titles

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

Laura is jumping for joy with China preparations

FLYING HIGH: Laura Downey skips through the Australian national championships in Carrara on the Gold Coast.

Laura has a spring in her step because her dreams are coming true

Sign up for surf skills at Snapper

SURF'S UP: Junior surfers Tommy Horne, Samantha Arderne, Slade Phillips, Joel Maritz and Soraya Phillips with Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club president Jay Phillips are looking for more junior members to join their ranks.

Youngsters called to join world champions in surfriders club

BEACH RESCUE: Two people swept 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.

Rescue crews saved two people from dangerous water.

Residents warned of fire safety scam

Police have warned residents of a man selling fire extinguishers.

Police have warned Northern Rivers residents of a fire safety scam

No fear of the lights going out at Pottsville Sports Club

LIGHTS ON: Minister for Lands, Forestry and Racing Paul Toole and Tweed MP Geoff Provest announced funding for a back-up generator at Pottsville Beach Sports Club alongside the board of directors..

The NSW Government has funded a new back-up generator for the club.

TRUCK FIRE: Quick-thinking driver spares prime mover

Southbound lanes of the Pacific Hwy near Chinderah are closed after a truck fire.

A quick-thinking truckie helped to contain highway blaze

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.

JUST IN: Dredging of port gets underway

AERIAL PHOTOS: Stock Photos of Bundaberg Region Port Bundaberg.

Build-up has hindered vessels in the river

Bank chat reveals shocking home loan advice

West Hobart homes, one of the city’s many suburbs were finding a rental property is nearly impossible. Picture: ROGER LOVELL

"This is a housing market built on stimulus."

Long-standing Toowoomba business to close down

A Toowoomba business has announced it will close

Pint-sized publisher: 8yo girl world’s youngest mag editor

Eight-year-old Roxy Downs from Sydney who has been named the youngest magazine editor in the world.

8 year-old Aussie girl sets world record as youngest ever magazine editor

Survey reveals trucking second most deadly job

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: the scene of the double fatality two-truck collision on the Gwydir Highway on Monday.

Trucking second most dangerous job in Australia, survey finds

'COFFIN SWAP': Funeral director reveals what happened

Tony Hart of Harts Family Funerals.

"We apologise profusely for our mistake and the distress...''

As an immigrant I ask: Where's the joy for Australia Day?

YOUR SAY: I AGREE with Barnaby Joyce that Australia Day is the day that the First Fleet arrived and Australia was therefore founded then.

Australians must unite to learn from the past

The Australian flag.

There's no need to change the date of Australia's national day.

This is how one boarding school dealt with bullying

Memorial Service at Our Lady of Lourdes School for teen Amy "Dolly" Jayne Everett. January 2018

Bullies need to know their behaviour can be lethal

Maybe cyclists need to look at the way they are riding

Bicycle Queensland wants a truce between cyclists and motorists. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning

"As for registering bikes, don’t we have enough taxes?"

SOAP BOX: Australia Day poll shocking

Only 37 per cent know the meaning behind the Australia day, according to polling by Research Now.

The majority don't know why Australia Day is held on January 26

Sorry, but pineapples shouldn't be on burgers

A good hamburger doesn't need a slice of pineapple on it, argues Damian Bathersby.

Sorry, fruit isn't welcome on my hamburgers

Don't blame the truckies, it is everyone's responsibility

TWO STAR ROAD: The Capricorn Highway has been issued with a dire crash safety rating.

COMMENT: THEY'RE the unofficial kings of the road.

Dramatic footage of world-first drone surf rescue

"IT'S quite incredible to see that this technology has already resulted in two people having their lives saved."

New highway junction could lead to disaster

WORRIED: Glenugie resident Dick Hughes is concerned about the plans for Eight Mile Lane to be used as an access point to the new Pacific Highway.

Proposal has potential to create black spot

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

GHOST SHIP: This abandoned sailing dinghy has been floating around Shaws Bay for about six months.

No-one knows exactly where it came from or how long it's 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?

Tow truck driver saves unconscious woman in crash

The woman was left unconscious and trapped in a Holden Astra after a crash with a Nissan Navara towing a horse float on the Pacific Highway south of the Coffs Harbour CBD.

Tow truck driver saves unconscious woman in Pacific Highway crash

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"

Summer's not over: Get ready now for high temperatures

Get ready for another heatwave on the Northern Rivers.

It's been a bit cooler, but that won't last long

Microwaves match carbon dioxide pollution of 7m cars

Microwaves pollute as much as 7 million cars

DEPRAVED: Horrors inflicted on captive kids

David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, with their 13 children.

New details have emerged about the extent of abuse the 13 children

‘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

Cop killer: “I wish I'd killed more of the motherf***ers”

Luis Bracamontes and his wife are accused of a daylong crime spree Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Sheriff's Deputy Michael Davis Jr. and wounded a number of other victims. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

“I wish I had killed more of the motherf***ers.”

11-year-old 'minutes from death' saved by neighbour

11 year Harry Stewart who had a Cardiac arrest and was saved by his neighbours Keli Martin and Sue Spence

Last month this ordinary 11-year-old was minutes from death.

Mum of missing Jayden: 'I struggle everyday with no knowing'

Jayden Penno-Tompsett has been missing since December 31. Picture: Supplied

“I woke up with a really sinking feeling. Then I found out he was missing.”

‘I woke up to a man having sex with me’

Constance Hall has spoken out about her own #MeToo experience.

Constance Hall has shared her story in a new Facebook post

Property buying scheme for ‘suckers’

Property, real estate, housing, suburb, August 2016

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

The one question you should ask on a date

According to a psychologist there’s one simple way to work out what your date is...

We have reached a whole new level of heat

Yesterday's heatwave map from Higgins Storm Chasing,

The world just experienced its hottest five-year period in history

Alligator and python caught in deadly fight

Who would win, an alligator or a Burmese python?

YouTube star wins revenge porn case

Chrissy Chambers has won her case for revenge porn.

Another win in the fight against revenge porn

You know it's cold when the thermometer breaks

Pictures posted of women with frozen eyelashes

CRIKEY! What happened to our Steve Irwin mural?

GONE: A mural of Australian icon Steve Irwin, painted in 2015 by American artist Mark Paul Deren, has been painted over to make way for a new development.

The piece was painted in 2015 as part of the First Coat Festival

People love $1.80 Bunnings hack

When mum Gina saw the tip shared online, she sent her husband to Bunnings and said goodbye to kitchen clutter forever.

“The kitchen looks so uncluttered..."

Lost GoPro owner turns up half a world away

The search is over for this woman after her GoPro was found washed up on the beach containing photos and videos of the surfer.

Five-year-old mystery solved in unlikely way

Anchorman Will Ferrell grills Federer at Australian Open

Will Ferrell interviews Roger Federer and John McEnroe at Melbourne Park.

The Anchorman star also managed to have a dig at Aussies

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.

Michelle Williams ‘engaged to secret boyfriend’

Michelle Williams

MICHELLE Williams is “engaged to marry secret boyfriend Andrew Youmans..”

The real reason Hemsworth’s over playing Thor

Chris Hemsworth taking a surf at Byron Bay before travelling to the United States. Picture: Media-Mode

What reasons does Chris Hemsworth for turning his back on playing Thor?

Eye-watering cost of Big Little Lies season 2

Big Little Lies season two has been confirmed - but at a huge cost.

IT TOOK a long time to lock in a second season of the hit TV series.