Brave boy uncovers man's cow sex, child sexual abuse

POLICE have praised a boy whose testimony led to a Coffs Coast man being found guilty of bestiality and multiple child sex offences.

DPI puts Dolphin Marine Magic 'all but out of business'

A battle over seal enclosures at Dolphin Marine Magic threatens the facility's ability to stay open, Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser warns.

DPI crackdown a threat to Dolphin Marine Magic, warns MP

Young hands ensure a strong future for Lismore

PARKING MAD: The new parking restrictions around the Lismore Base Hospital had not been popular.

A promise is a promise and Mayor happy to have followed through.

Nursing home carer 'heard moaning' before residents died

Outside Sydney Supreme Court for the trial of accused murderer Megan Jean Haines are (from left) Shannon Parkinson (granddaughter of suspected murder victim and St Andrew's aged care centre resident Marie Darragh), Janet Parkinson (sister) and Charli Darragh (daughter).

On-duty carer first met accused murderer night before two women died

Greyhound racing ban 'question of when, not if'

NSW Premier Mike Baird (left) standing next to Deputy Premier Troy Grant, answers a question during a press conference concerning the on-off ban on greyhound racing in NSW.

Mike Baird called coward and warned greyhound industry will fall

Commercial fishing reform portal crashes on first day

HIGH AND DRY: A government website set up to train fishers how to buy and sell fishing rights in an upcoming New South Wales-wide shares auction crashed on its first day of operation.

A website set up to explain fishing industry changes doesn't work

Call for plebiscite on dolphin-killing shark nets

CAUGHT: This blacktip shark was caught in a shark net off Noosa.

Greens call for public vote on Queensland-style shark nets

Insulin vial 'went missing' before nursing home deaths

Suspected murder victim Marie Darragh with daughter Charli Darragh-Matterson at St Andrew's nursing home in Ballina.

Insulin went missing around the time two nursing home residents died

HSC marks are not a homecoming memory

Sophie Moeller, Lismore Echo Editor. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

School is not about the HSC mark but the relationships you forge.

MoB please... not wine barrell

Dr Airdre Grant

What is fit for the Mother Of The Bride.

New York bans Airbnb, will Australia follow suit?

New York just introduced laws effectively banning Airbnb

More jobs created by Ipswich investment worth millions

The company has invested $4 million in Ipswich

Fancy a glass of camel milk?

Camel at the Australian Wild Camel Corporation and Australia's largest camel dairy farm at Harrisville.

VIDEO: Scenic Rim now home to Australia's largest camel farm

How the great Aussie fashion fail's been fixed

Brad Munro shows off his invention which have quickly gained the endorsement of NRL stars like Johnathan Thurston.

Is this an end to a seemingly insurmountable fashion fail?

Neumann vows to back JBS workers

The ongoing dispute between JBS Dinmore and workers continues.

Federal MP to meet with company's management

APLNG 'overly stretched' Origin's resources: CEO

LNG FUKUROKUJU is purpose built to carry LNG from the APLNG facility at Curtis Island to Kansai Electric facility in Japan.

Despite posting big losses this year, Origin confident in LNG

10 years on: 'My whole life fell apart'

TODAY marks 10 years since four boys were killed in a tragic car crash. Their families share their heartbreak, grief, loss and anger.

Fundraising for Amanda Nash's family now tops $30,000

Amanda Nash and her daugher, Bonnie, at Lennox Head.

$30,000 raised for family of woman killed in crash

Groundbreaking 'super oyster' trial under way at Ballina

Three strains of Sydney rock oysters, bred by the DPI at Port Stephens for increased disease resistance, are being trialled in the Richmond River at Ballina.

Disease-resistant oysters to be grown in "toughest conditions"

Shark girl says North Coast shark situation "not normal”

SHARK GIRL. Madison 'Madi' Stewart

Shark educator warns people to "stay out of the water"

UPDATE: $5m worth of drugs and firearms seized from bikies

Strike Force Areas raids targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs on the Northern Rivers.

Charges laid will see three people in court today.

WATCH: Shocking footage captures 'coward punch' attack

CCTV footage of the incident shows the punch being thrown (top), the victim lying on the ground (top right), his mother intervening (middle) and the aftermath.

"He could have killed my son right there on the footpath."

Family's new arrival in face of tragedy

NEW ARRIVAL: The husband of the late Jodie Spears, James Spears, looks on with his sisters-in-law Mel Small and Kylie Murdoch with Mel's new baby Brodie. Jodie Spears passed away the night before her sister gave birth.

Date set for the funeral of crash victim Jodie Spears

'Everyone knew her and everyone loved her'

A photo of Amanda Nash and her daughter Bonnie, posted on the GoFundMe fundraising page.

Crash victim's parents remember their "shining star"

IKEA transforms Sydney Ferry and the result looks amazing

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and transformed it into The IKEA Harbour Home.

IKEA has just built what may be the world's best boat

Police defend Riverlink traffic ticket

POLICE Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times

Woman furious after being slapped with whopper fine

Judge hands down heavy sentence for Tia's killer

Tia Maria Jayne Landers was last seen in mid-June. Her body was found at Roys Rd Beerwah on July 3.

Queensland judge extends sentence for sadistic killer

Swimming spots that could cause vomiting, diarrhoea, fever

Swimmers at the mouth of the Evans River.

Health risks include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, headaches, fevers

Death of footballer sparks drug warning from police

Tributes are flowing for Riki Stephens.  Photo: Dylan McCutcheon / Facebook

Riki Stephens was one of about 16 people affected last weekend

Who was Warriena Wright?

Gable Tostee (right)  logged back on to Tinder just days after Rrie Wright's death.

Wright was more than just the girl who fell from a balcony

'Sophisticated' pedophile gets 24 years jail

Former dance studio director and instructor Grant Davies is unloaded from a Corrective Services van at Burwood Local court, in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Davies has been charged with 63 offences relating to 10 of his former students, including 20 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 16. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

Pedophile dance teacher operated out of Sydney studio

Centrelink complaints increase by almost 50%

Complaints to Centrelink have been up in 2015-16.

Complaints to the Commonwealth Ombudsman about Centrelink increased.

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

The country offering ISIS fighters housing and employment

In this June 23, 2014 file photo, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. Simultaneous attacks on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa, the de facto IS capital across the border in eastern Syria, would make military sense: They would make it harder for the extremists

Local authority says jihadis will be treated similarly to criminals

WATCH: Endangered black rhino born at Iowa zoo

Baby Rhino born in Iowa zoo.

Baby rhino capturing hearts across the world

VIDEO: Girls forced to wade through muddy snake pit

Girls forced to wade through murky snake pit in Malaysia. Source Youtube screenshot

Malaysia suspends children's program that involved muddy snake pit

Teflon Mike looks scuffed up, but he is still our PM in waiting

NSW Premier Mike Baird may be twisted up like a pretzel but he still has the look of a future prime minister.

Backpedalling like a cliff-top unicyclist, Baird is still future PM

'Most annoying twins' don't care about label

Paula and Bridgette Powers from the Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue with young Magpie Geese.

Paula and Bridgette Powers share their lives as almost one person.

Hitch-hiking koala helped across the road by police

What does a koala and Usain Bolt have in common?

Everyone agrees: Trump is a 'revolting slug'

NSW Parliament's upper house has agreed Donald Trump is a "revolting slug”.

Unanimous agreement in NSW Parliament's upper house

Love bitter drinks? Relax, you're not a psychopath

Link between bitter drinks and psychopaths a little overplayed

Pictures of Taylor Swift allegedly being groped are sealed

They could "complicate jury selection".

Bruce Springsteen finds therapy useful

Singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer encourages others to seek help

Kerry Washington wants one more child

Kerry Washington recently gave birth to her second child

Kerry has only just become a new mum again

TRAVEL: Musicals light up Sydney

David Campbell performs in Dream Lover.

We take a trip through one of Sydney's finer scenes

In Flames are super 'proud' of new album

In Flames album to be released in November.  Photo Contributed

In Flames to release new album in November

Selma Blair blames flight outburst on 'psychotic blackout'

Selma Blair

"I am someone who should never drink, and I rarely do"