WATCH: Local artists ‘paint’ the Opera House with light

RHONDA Roberts and Karla Dickens' work will be seen by millions of visitors and Sydney-siders from tonight.

IS IT POSSIBLE? How to live alongside flying-foxes

A vexed questionof living with flying foxes will be discussed this Friday at the NPA forum.

THE conflict between urbanites and wildlife has a new battleground

Gamblers can beat betting

BEAT IT: Recovered gambling addict Blayne Marcantelli gives an emotional address at the Responsible Gambling Awareness screening of the movie, Broke, at Ballina Cinema.

Lismore Baker raises awareness for problem gambling.

Elder’s art tells tales of past for today’s kids

INSPIRING: Uncle Digby Moran with Lismore Heights Public student Shannyah Hope at Lismore Regional Gallery.

Bundjalung Elder teaches heritage through art and stories.

NSW lags but North Coast booms on renewable energy

But Northern Rivers moving ahead at "cracking pace"

VIDEO: The fastest, easiest way to peel a potato?

There is a fast way to peel potatoes.

This 30-second video shows how quickly you can peel a potato

Watch Tralala Blip perform live at TEDxSydney

ON THE SPOT: Northern Rivers electronic music band Tralala Blip.

From 9am at the Sydney Opera House

Origin Blues team revealed: Five could make their debut

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley

New South Wales coach Laurie Daley has named five debutants

Netflix internet speed test: How do you rate?

Highway 66: the speed at the Sunshine Coast Daily office.

New site allows Australians to test their mobile or broadband speed

Golden Era musos return

Pacific Jazzmen

Lismore's legendary Jazzmen reunite.

Cultural Alliance a first for nation

NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis and Cr Jenny Dowell at Lismore City Hall.

NORPA and Lismore City Council have signed a new Cultural Alliance.

Karate kid wins in Japan

WIN: Lismore’s Jakirra Graham wins International Karate Competition in Japan.

Jakirra Graham wins international karate competition.

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Idol host James Mathison challenges Tony Abbott in election

FORMER Australian Idol host James Mathison is challenging Tony Abbott for the seat of Warringa in the upcoming Federal election.

Hole in one for northern NSW golf tourism

Northern NSW golf is teeing off nicely

Seven kilos of cannabis, 450 plants found on Lawrence farms

Farmer and his neighbour sentenced for drug cultivation

Cannabis, ice, stolen car found in Northern Rivers raids

Two men have been charged after the raids

Missing man believed to be in Clarence Valley

44-year-old last seen between Iluka and Wooli

VIDEO: Is this the rugby league try of the year?

It was a gutsy and determined Grafton Ghosts that broke through the Nambucca Heads Roosters on Sunday afternnon at Frank McGuren Field.

A piece of ingenuity leads to a miracle try at Frank McGuren Field.

North Coast police issue 336 anti-bikie consorting warnings

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No charges in four years but 336 warnings

New AMA president says doctors are at breaking point

GPs at breaking point over rising costs

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Sonya Enkelmann suffered burns to her arms and face after her thermo mix exploded

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix.

Much more than ‘just a ride’

Riders in action during the 2016 Tour de Cure.

The Tour has become a workd renowned fundraiser in recent years

Immigration counter-protests end in violence and arrests

Anti-immigration protesters clash with police in Coburg in Melbourne, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Seven arrested after protests collide in Melbourne

Wellness fraud Belle Gibson facing legal action

Belle Gibson, a health foods guru, has admitted that she lied about having terminal brain cancer

Belle Gibson could also be forced to apologise

Sex and drug parties get into political bed together

The Sex Party and HEMP party are joining forces

Sex party to join forces with HEMP party

NSW withholds $350 million in child education funding

Father Bing presides over the Catholic Schools Week Liturgy at McAuley Catholic College.

Audit reveals funds withheld from childcare sector

Teens who filmed possum torture escape jail time

RSPCA are seeking assistance in finding those responsible for the attack.

Possum torture video not enough to put teens in prison

This photo of a cuddling couple is freaking people out

Couple embracing on a beach has left people scratching their heads

Donald Trump could win the White House in a landslide

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 7, 2016. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee told people in Spokane that he'd return to the Northwest during the campaign "because we are going to take the state of Washington." (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

FIrst-time voters could get Trump in the White House

WHO refuses to move Olympic Games despite Zika emergency

More than 145 public health experts signed an open letter to the World Health Organization on Friday, May 27, 2016 asking the U.N. health agency to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the ongoing Zika outbreak. The letter calls for the games to be delayed or relocated “in the name of public health.”

WHO has rejected calls to relocate or postpone the Olympic Games

Abbott in speedos- $51, Scrooge next Treasurer- $1001

HITTING THE BEACH: Bongsu Kim (left) from South Korea and Finn Massoud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park.

Fancy a flutter? How about Scrooge to become the next Treasurer?

'My name is Tarzan': Man's hairy night out in Gladstone

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

“He was swaying on his feet and both refused to tell police names."

Python sunk fangs into man's penis as he sat on the toilet

He tried desperately to break free from the 11 foot creature

Couple's embrace stumps the internet

The explanation lies in the colours of the man's shorts.

The photo has been viewed over 1.6 million times

Mooloolaba man happy to donate sperm to Coast couple

A senior science adviser has warned that plans to allow the creation of so-called “three-parent” in vitro fertilisation (IVF) babies as early as next year are premature because of unresolved safety concerns about the future health of the children.

Couple turns to Facebook after six rounds of IVF

Barnaby Joyce: I'm becoming Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter

Depp was forced to apologise for bringing dogs into the country

Angelina Jolie's new film to tackle Khmer Rouge atrocities

Humanitarian work is an everyday responsibility for UN ambassador

Director told Kate Beckinsale to lose weight for film

Actor Kate Beckinsale revealed the sexist comments of director Michael Bay during an episode of the Graham Norton show.

Director Michael Bay criticised for sexist comments

What's on the small screen this week

Iain Glen, Hunter Page-Lochard and Rob Collins star in the TV series Cleverman.

YOUR guide to what's on the telly this week.

Kim and Kanye's bodyguard hits back

Kim and Kanye's bodyguard wants backpay for his silence

Book Review: A window into brutal world of double standards

Ensaf Haidar has written a moving account of her husband’s imprisonment in Saudi Arabia. You can follow the author on Twitter @miss9afi.

IT BEGINS as a love story, but there is no happy ending yet for Raif

Book review: A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester

Get to know the wonderful character that is Evelyn Lockhart

Nurses ranked as most honest, ethical profession

CARING PROFESSION: Jo Hiscock talks about the kind nature of nurses and how it is a rewarding career.

Nurses were voted the most ethical and honest profession

‘Put up or shut up’ on farm milk price

Mary Valley dairy farmer Cooloola Milk owner operator Dick Schroeder.

Farmers urged to unite against unfair processor prices.

Small businesses get behind tax cuts for big corporations

SMEs are in favour of tax cuts for larger corporations

Windows auto updates could cost users hundreds of dollars

IT expert says upgrade impacts 400 million people world wide

JOBS BONANZA: Hundreds flood farm jobs website overnight

Jedaco Berries has a handful of the 6000 jobs ripe for the picking on strawberry farms this season.

6000 jobs for locals as campaign for farm workers heats up

Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son

Advertising Standards Authority orders offensive ad to be removed