The perils of play: How kids are most likely to be hurt

THE thought of your child suffering a life-threatening accident is the stuff of parents’ nightmares.

What price would you put on a kid's 'miracle'?

At nine years of age, Quiń had an accident that caused a cataract to one of his eyes. In an instant; this little boy with his whole life ahead of him faced a future of blindness.

Thousands of Aussies joining campaign to restore sight to kids

Mayor's plan to bring Son of Lismore's cabinet home

TALENTED: Geoff Hannah with Minister For The Arts Mitch Fifield, Jenny Dowell, Kevin Hogan, Thomas George and Brett Adlington at the opening and unveiling of his work at Lismore Regional Gallery.

Mayor Dowell wants famous cabinet for regional gallery

Flood watch issued for Qld, NSW

NSW State Emergency Service warns of heavy rain

Blood-stained clothes seized after axe attack

Lismore Court House.

A landlord has been charged over an axe attack on her tenant

School girl porn ring site goes offline

The Federal Government is yet to confirm if the site has been taken down or simply moved to different offshore servers.

Controversial Australian nude school girl rating site disappears.

Renowned cabinet maker at our gallery

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Renowned cabinet-maker talks at new exhibition

My Radio Heart: A love story re-designed

THEATRE RE-INVENTED: From left, Claudie Frock, Randolf Riemann, and Zac Mifsud will act in the re-working of My Radio Heart as part of the Norpa season.

A brand new version of the piece is back on stage this Saturday

Local choreographer's inclusive work premieres in Sydney

TALENT: Dancers Jana Castillo and Marnie Palomares rehearsing Off the Record, co-developed by Philip Channells.

OFF the Record is the dance piece by Federal's Philip Channells

Author Lionel Shriver: 'I make you earn your happy endings'

NEW BOOK: American journalist and author Lionel Shriver is best known for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005.

We had a chat to the author ahead of her Lismore appearance

Grazier plans to make the most of good prices

Cattle farmer Eric Simon pictured at Jimarndy Station. Photo: Contributed

There's no doubt. Hope is not a strategy

Australian farmers can produce enough food for 80 million

YOUNG CANE: Irrigation equipment in a field on the Burnett Heads Road. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

Except to see dairy exports increase over the next year

Is this the start of our Rural Renaissance?

Exports to the US have dropped 40%, China 30% and Japan 10%. China and Saudi Arabia have once more open their doors to Brazilian beef while Indonesia is now looking to Indian buffalo meat to boost its supplies

Rising prices the talk of the town as rain raises farmers’ spirits

Storm gave inappropriate advice to vulnerable investors

Many investors were retirees who lost their homes

Local pool builders take home gold for design

H-2-WOAH: Noosa company Nautilus Pools won two awards for combined pool and spa and lighting with this design and construction of a private pool.

Small family business awarded two golds at prestigious pool awards

Defiant Gulaptis dumped after speaking out on greyhound ban

Gulaptis cops $30,000 pay cut but says: 'I’d do it over and over again if I was in the same situation.'

Coffs local's son witness to earthquake tragedy

DESTROYED: Relief efforts are under way in Central Italy after Wednesday's earthquake.

One thing was on Mario's mind when the Italy earthquake news broke

Six arrested over spate of break and enters

A man and woman were arrested following a police chase last night at Blacksoil.

Police have made a number of arrests

Legal poppies will make you die, not high

IN FLANDERS FIELDS. The poppy has become the endearing symbol of Remembrance Day. Photo Contributed

NSW to lift ban on poppy farming for medical use

Government needs new ideas after shark barrier failure

Now they're on the hunt for a new way to protect the beaches

Commercial fishers kept in dark on business worth

Commercial fishermen left out of the loop over industry reforms

Why Lismore MP Thomas George backs greyhound ban

Lismore MP Thomas George said he supported the government on its decision to ban greyhound racing.

"I said I would clearly not be crossing the floor"

French Burkini ban thrown out as "illegal" by highest court

France's highest court rules burkini bans to be illegal

Lachlan Smart given key to the city after record flight

Lachlan Smart is given a key to the Sunshine Coast by mayor Mark Jamieson

It was a morning full of surprises for new world record holder

Brave Catholic priest sex abuse survivor won't be silenced

That girl was Joan Isaacs has written a book about the Catholic priest who abused her when she was 14 years old.

'I will not be silenced': Brave sex abuse survivor reveals all.

Name-dropping Census caller leaves resident fuming

Census night will be August 9.

Woman fears personal details were passed to a "problem neighbour"

Strange Politics: Roald’s darling makes for an ale tale fail

Pauline Hanson demonstrates how to use a squat toilet at Tanby Point, Emu Park.

'Just consider these wonderful lines from the book'

The great migration is an unforgettable spectacle

Charging zebras, as featured in the National Geographic television program Great Migrations. TOP RIGHT: One of Kenya's most experienced guides, Abdul Karim, from Sanctuary Retreat's Olonana Camp.

This epic spectacle has been called 'the greatest show on earth'

Police search reveals 20cm rifle bolt in suspect's anus

This rifle bolt was allegedly removed from the butt of a prisoner arrested in Warwick yesterday

Police claim they discovered the hidden arsenal during a search

Today's a great day to be wearing purple

It's the 26th of August and it's a proud day to be wearing purple

Italy quake aftermath death toll at 241

Rescuers work amid collapsed building in Amatrice, central Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands. (Italian Firefighters Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

Extraordinary stories of survival emerge as death toll rises to 241

Man allegedly raped in British park by two men

Goffs Park in Crawley, in West Sussex, UK.

Police believe the victim may know the two men.

From ISIS slave to U.N ambassador: who is Nadia Murad?

Nadia Murad addressing the UN Security Council in December 2015, imploring for the attack against the Yazidi people to be recognised as genocide.

How one former slave became a Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Video shows how little kids notice at dinner table

A hidden camera captures how much kids notice around them at the dinner table.

Funny video shows how little kids notice when they are on devices

Barack Obama in VR goggles sparks photoshop war

US President Barack Obama ends up in a Photoshop battle on Reddit

Barack Obama caught in Photoshop battle.

Would you pat a tiger shark like these guys?

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Caption: Buderim diver Tony Isaacson took years to overcome his fear of sharks.

Incredible footage of sharks being petted shows interaction can work

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

Man finds life changing amount of gold while prosepcting

Gold nugget weighing more than four kilograms found in Victoria.

It's a dancing, hermaphrodite creature called a FIFO

Nerida Wilson, of the WA Museum, captured this image of the Mordilla fifo. The slea slug, discovered in waters off Western Australia, is named in honour of FIFO workers.

It dances in high-vis, but it's not a drunken FIFO worker

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Kooza takes circus-goers back to Cirque Du Soleil's roots

The high wire act as featured in Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza.

NEW show puts the skills of the performers front and centre.

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

John Krasinski has better sex now he's in good shape

John Krasinski says there's at least one good reason to get jacked