Steady growth in a Coffs buyer's market

Boambee stood out as the region's most expensive suburb for houses with a $650,000 median sale price.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

Win an A-League experience

Win a coach's perspective of Coffs' first ever A-League match

Strong surf expected this weekend

Strong surf conditions expected to hit the NSW coast this weekend.

The NSW coast is expected to receive strong surf this weekend.




Scheherezade Photography and Little Black Swan Art collaborate to present an exciting free exhibition, A Tapestry of Illumination, which is open to the public.

A Tapestry of Illumination

Scheherezade Photography and Little Black Swan Art collaborate to present an exciting free exhibition, A Tapestry of Illumination, which is open to the public.



As one of only two births of this endangered species in Australian zoos during the past five years, Storm will become an educational/conservation ambassador.

Cute Storm descending

As one of only two births of this endangered species in Australian zoos during the past five years, Storm will become an educational/conservation ambassador.

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41-year-old playgroup under threat of closing down

IT'S been an important part of the Ballina community for decades, but this playgroup could be forced to shut its doors.

Wartime Women's Weeklys discovered under reno lino

RENO RELICS: Pages from the 1938 and 1940 editions of the Australian Women's Weekly Grafton man Rob Osborne found while renovating a house in South Grafton.

Amateur history buff enjoys finding 70+ year-old magazines.

Saltwater Freshwater Festival site 'hacked'

Naidoc Week Celebrations, SCU: Celebrated singer Archie Roach, during his spellbinding performance at the university.
Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Indigenous cultural festival will still be going ahead

251 Lismore Go Fund Me campaigns raise $333,500

Lennox Head mum Sarah Rosborg's dream of building a safe house for young victims of sex abuse in Kenya has become a reality. In the end, $200,000 was raised in less than one month and Rafiki Mwema was able to build the 'Queen's Castle'.

Crowdfunding magic room for guests, death, sick kids, pets

All about style at Ballina show and shine

ALL ABOUT STYLE: Damien Veness, from Boat Harbour, with his 1955 DeSoto which he showed at the North Coast Street Machine's Show and Shine in Ballina last Sunday.

Damien Veness was keen to restore a car with style

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Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

IT'S been almost 20 years since Puppetry of the Penis first introduced audiences to the art of genital origami.

Last chance to enter for early bird bcu tri tickets

BE QUICK: Early bird ticket sales for the bcu Coffs Kids Triathlon close on Friday.

Enter now for the best-priced start to the bcu Coffs Kids Tri

See the historical heritage horses

OPEN DAY: Enjoy a day out learning or finding your next dream horse from the Guy Fawkes River National Park.

Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association Inc. open day.

Ready, set, go for this Australia Day run

PUSHING IT: Runners push themselves at the HQB Australia Day Fun Run on Park Beach.

Put your new year's resolution of getting fit to test at this run

Hypothetical: Mudguard will

This week's legal case study with The Advocate's resident solicitor Manny Wood.

Cecil scratched a simple "will” into the left mudguard

How your super will change in July

Business

This week's Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce column

$150,000 in grants to unearth digital talent in regions

Australian Information Industry Association chief Rob Fitzpatrick talking about a $150,000 grants program to unearth innovation from businesses, educators and communities using the National Broadband Network.

Unearthing NBN success stories may result in innovation being shared

Fuel price hike 'a correction'

FUELLING UP: Fuel prices have been increased on the Coffs Coast, falling in line with prices in Sydney.

Motorists fork out extra as fuel prices brought up to match city

Big year ahead for boosting trade and networking in business

GUEST: Deputy Premier John Barilaro with Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight, chamber president and deputy mayor George Cecato and Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser at a chamber function in 2016.

Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce lists its 2017 events

Snail delicacy now shipped fresh from Bellingen

DELICACY: Bellingen small business Misty Mountain Snails is about to supply its produce for escargot in restaurants across the country.

Local small business focus: Misty Mountain Snails

Melbourne pedestrian deaths not terrorism: police

The car being driven on Bourke St, Melbourne, before the incident. Picture: Tony Gough

Acting Commander Stuart Bateson briefs police on the drama in Melbourne after three...

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Coffs harbour Caravan park campers. 18 JAN 2016

Caravan Campers tell why they love coming to Coffs Harbour

Storm baby australian sea lion

baby seal \"storm\" at Dolphin marine magic.. 19 JAN 2016

Latest arrival at Dolphin Marine Magic "Storm" the baby Australian Sea Lion

The Father and the Thief a matching pair

James Squire range has something for everyone

Goodbye leggings, hello inner ballerina

Sarah Barnes takes a yoga lesson in the Tower Bridge, in London.

Say goodbye to the muscle-building of 2016

Tourists take up the challenge in Fiji

The new playground behind the new kindergarten and, top right, the new meeting bure and, right, Conua District schoolkids at the opening of the kindy.

Schoolkids benefit from generous acts of tourists

Eastern brown snake found in bathtub

Lockyer Valley-based snake catcher Andrew Smedley coaxes a snake out of a bathtub.

Andrew Smedley coaxes brown snake out of bathtub

Could your family live in this space?

Lara Nobel and partner Andrew's tiny home in inner-city Brisbane.

People are starting to see the bigger picture with tiny homes

Woman stocks library to fulfil husband's dream

Jennifer McDaniel in the new library.

Late husband's love of books lives on

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Our coastline suburbs offer cheapest beach living in NSW

GOING CHEAP: You can snap up a property at Nambucca Heads for as little as $95,000.

Could you imagine buying a beach property for less than $100,000?

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Pat Rafter's $18m Coast home proves hot property

PAT'S PAD: The Sunshine Beach home of tennis ace Pat rafter is on the market for a record price.

"It's a record for our company and for the Sunshine Coast.''

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CASHED UP: The best paying jobs to chase in 2017

The IT sector is showing some big increases in wages.

They're the jobs you need to make a motza

Employment makes strongest monthly gain in a year

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

Employment rebounded 39.1k in November

Third time lucky: Ipswich included in $20M jobs package

Boilermaker Jake Schostakowski gets to work at Ipswich business J.A Evans and Co.

Ipswich manufacturing business in hot seat to win 'innovation' grant

JOBS: Adani seeking workers for Bowen office

Adani has advertised jobs for their Bowen office.

Jobs advertised online by mining company

Why no one over 50 can land a job

It's becoming increasingly hard for those over 50 to land a job

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Holden's trio of limited edition LS3 V8-powered Commodores

COLLECTABLES: just 1200 SS-V Redline-based Motorsports, 360 Calais V-based Directors and 240 SS-V Redline ute based Magnums will be built, all individually numbered with unique option codes

Commodore Motorsport, Director and Magnum collectables

Kia serves up $17,490 drive-away Rio at Australian Open

2017 Kia Rio S.

The new Kia Rio has been launched with better tech and dynamics.

Subaru showrooms in your local shopping centre

BEATS SHOE SHOPPING: Popped in for new shoes and bought a new car instead? Subaru is trialling pop-up car showrooms at large shopping centres.

Pop-up stores the latest way to buy new cars

Has the 2018 Ford Mustang been hit with the ugly stick?

ford has revealed the 2018 Mustang.

Design opinion is divided on the 2018 Ford Mustang.

Hot Hatch Toyota Yaris pictures revealed

YARIS HOT HATCH: Our love of performance offerings will hopefully convince Toyota Australia we'd love a Yaris hot hatch

Hot hatch confirmed, but will it reach Australia?

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