Coffs Harbour pre-polling open

ELECTION: Local government elections are ramping up as pre-polling opens statewide.

About 9080 people are projected to vote early on the Coffs Coast.

Dashcam captures driver's close call on Hogbin Drive

NEAR MISS: Garth Howard's dashcam captured the moment another car crossed in front of his on Hogbin Dr. INSET: Garth Howard.

A LOCAL man's decision to arm himself with a dashcam has paid off

CBD intersection to open on Thursday

The new look Harbour Dr/Gordon St intersection will open to traffic on Thursday.

CBD intersection to open to traffic this week






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Pastor Pete giving lost boys a lifeline

GRAFTON chaplain's jobs program offers ray of hope in what has been a dark week for country's juvenile justice system.

‘Gone surfing’: Maddog men shut up shop after 40 years

Founders of Maddog Surfboards John Morgan and Mark Plater have closed up shop after nearly 40 years.

John Morgan and Mark Plater closing iconic Byron business

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Brand Insights

John Williamson winding up for another Gympie Muster

JOHN Williamson has been a regular at the Muster since it first began, so it is only fitting the Aussie icon is on hand to help celebrate its 35th Anniversary

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

You are going to Falls for this music line-up

CONFIRMED: Local artist Bernard Fanning is part of the line up for Falls Festival Byron Bay.

The line-up and ticket purchase details have been announced.

Photographer returns to showcase history of work

Renowned Australian photographer, John Elliott, has visited Crows Nest several times over the past twelve months collecting portraits of residents for his exhibition The Crows Nest Portrait Project. Photo Contributed

For Mr Elliott, photography is about capturing the moment

Tips to shorten your cash cycle

STAYING AFLOAT: Proactive measures can help your business’s ability to grow during prosperous times and difficult ones.

Tips to shorten your cash cycle

Social responsibility is smart business

GIVING BACK: Providing scholarships is one example of corporate social responsibility.

Social responsibility is smart business

ETC a finalist in training awards

Nyungga Black Group's (NBG) Shaun Hart, Enterprise and Training Company's (ETC) Nicole Bradley, Jennie Rosser, Jenny Barnett, Katelyn Jarrett and NBG's Matt Donovan launch ETC's Reconciliation Action Plan.

19 DECEMBER 2015

Photo Gemima Harvey/Coffs Coast Advocate

ETC a finalist in training awards

Business ethics for profitability

FAIR TRADING: Cafes often choose Fair Trade coffee beans to show a business is environmentally friendly, which can generate customer loyalty.

Business ethics for profitability

Pizza chain goes into voluntary administration

Eagle Boys pizza store

Mackay Eagle Boys will continue to feed the Mackay community

Innovators step up to challenge

Digital Innovation Challenge 2016 winner Match My Ride.

Innovators step up to the challenge

Jeep's Greatest Hits

2011 Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush. Photo: Contributed

We look at some of the landmark and memorable 4x4 offerings from Jeep's proud 75...

Jeep 75th Anniversary Specials

Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition launched as part of celebrations for Jeep's 75th anniversary. Photo: Thomas Wielecki

Jeep 75th Anniversary Specials in the South Australian outback, marking...

Jupiter in pictures

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

The best views of Jupiter and its moons captured by NASA since the first Voyager 1...

AFL North Coast - Saints v Pies

Sawtell/Toormina Saints midfielder Hamish Bird breaks away from the Port Macquarie Magpies opposition in the Preliminary Final. AFL North Coast 27 August 2016 C.ex Coffs International Stadium Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Sawtell/Toormina defeated Port Macquarie by 30 points in the 2016 AFL North Coast...

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV is one of the most eagerly awaited cameras.

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Taskforce Cadena in Woolgoolga

Taskforce Cadena officers carried out search warrants in Woolgoolga targeting illegal workers.

Taskforce Cadena officers carried out search warrants in Woolgoolga targeting...

Near miss

Garth Howard's dashcam captured the moment another car crossed in front of his on Hogbin Dr.

Garth Howard's dashcam captured the moment another car crossed in front of his on...

Watch: Cyclist rammed from behind in Darwin

A Darwin cyclist is run down by driver.

Video from Cycle.org.au of the moment a cyclist is smashed by 4WD.

Britney Spears the latest to do Carpool Karaoke

Soft vocals from Pop star cops criticism.

Pop star accused of lip-syncing her own songs as she rides along with James...

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

How to stop your pet dying from tick paralysis

An engorged female paralysis tick. Note there is a circle around the tick’s anus – hence the name I. holocyclus. Photo: Rob Webster

Some 10,000 dogs are affected each year, 5% of them fatally.

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

Why this woman is doing the 22 push-up challenge

Toowoomba woman Elka Barnard is one of dozens of people in Toowoomba supporting veterans by doing 22 push-ups.

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... and why you should be doing it too

Breaking up is hard - and expensive - to do

Divorce can cost more than wedding rings.

A Sunshine Coast man lost appeal against divorce bill

Breast tattoo a cancer survivor's social media success

Kiwi Makkala Rose, 24, is the tattoo artist whose ink to cover breast cancer patient's surgical scars has gone viral.

Sydney cancer survivor's breast tattoo has set social media on fire

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

Business

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

Boss tells worker: Show me proof grandma died

"Show me proof grandma died."

Infiniti Q30 crossover small SUV road test and review

EDGY CROSSOVER: Striking looks, decent kit and plenty of premium features give the German small SUVs something to think about as the Infiniti Q30 joins the party.

Nissan's premium arm joins the small SUV party

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market