Great learning in the great outdoors

GREAT OUTDOORS: Students at Toormina High School are enjoying the BOLT program.

WHEN the bell sounds for Andy Robb’s class, students come running

VW Spectacular rolls into town

ENTHUSIASTS: The VWs will line up at the Big Banana today.

HUNDREDS of Volkswagen vehicles have converged on the Coffs Coast

Regaining body love damaged by cancer

SURVIVORS IN SWIMWEAR: Breast cancer survivors Margaret Kelly and Di Holt will be modelling at the annual Breast Cancer Information Morning Tea on July 28 at Coffs Harbour Racing Club.

Lee Millard-Newton knows that cancer treatment can affect confidence






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Tenth bike ride takes a twist

INCLUSIVE: BACA riders CJ and Peter are looking at opening the 100 Mile Ride up to local motorcyclists again next year.

Tenth bike ride takes a twist

Remembering a special man

The late Bishop John Satterthwaite. Many Clarence residents would remember the Bishop through his work with the church and St Joseph's Children's Homes.

DAVID Abrahams said he first met John Satterthwaite in 1971.

Pair paddles 60km to highlight depression

DETERMINED: Will Brighton and Todd Ives in Yamba during their 60km paddle from Woody Head to Wooli.

Will Brighton and Todd Ives share rewarding experience on the water

The McClymonts heading for home for 10 Years of Hits tour

THE McCLYMONTS: Mollie, Sam and Brooke are coming home to play at the Saraton Theatre in August.

WATCH: The McClymonts popped into the DEX to play a homegrown hit

All over in an Instagram - highlights from plunge 2016

Plunge instagram montage

Four weeks of art, culture, theatre and music comes to an end

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

Celebrating our businesses

Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2015

Celebrating our businesses

Female entrepreneurs take on the world

PODIUM FINISH: Winners of the Digital Innovation Challenge 2016 are founders of the Match My Ride app.

Female entrepreneurs take on the world

Brand Insights

Brand Insights

Pokémon Go makes Ingress into Clarence Valley

DAN Optland submitted locations in the Clarence Valley for Ingress. The same locations are now being used as Pokéstops and gyms in Pokémon Go.

Pokemon Go: Gotta catch’em all at Splendour

BUSY: The gamers are planning to meet at the Amphitheatre stage at 3:15pm on Friday, July 22.

Pokemon Go hunt organised during the festival

Dr Karl, Barnaby Joyce and 'how to unf*** the planet'

Dr Karl will be at Splendour in the Grass 2016.

Controversy and laughs at Splendour in the Grass panels and forums

Time to check out the 4WD caravan, camping and marine show

Plenty of outdoor living equipment to be seen at this year’s 4WD, Caravan, Camping and Marine Show

Biggest regional outdoor leisure show rolling up

Day 2 Splendour in the Grass

The Cure performed at Spelndour in theGrass 2016 at the main stage.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass day 2 had the biggest acts of the weekends and as a result...

Day 2 Splendour in the Grass

The Cure performed at Spelndour in theGrass 2016 at the main stage.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass day 2 had the biggest acts of the weekends and as a result...

Comets vs Rebels

Coffs Harbour Comets vs South Grafton Rebels at Geoff King Motors Oval, July 23 2016.

Coffs Harbour Comets vs South Grafton Rebels at Geoff King Motors Oval, July 23...

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

Humpack whale at Bonville

Local photographer Bruce Thomas snapped these scenes of a humpback whale in the surf at Bonville

Local photographer Bruce Thomas snapped these scenes of a humpback whale in the...

Steve Lewis thanks community

Steve Lewis fronts the cameras to thank the community for helping find his baby girl Jocelyn

Jocelyn's father Steve Lewis has thanked the community for helping find his baby...

A message from Jocelyn's Aunty

Qld Police appeal to the public for help in search for missing girl.

Missing 5 year old's Aunty calls for help.

Missing 5 year old.

Qld Police appeal to the public for help in search for missing girl.

Police appeal for help from the public.

Beloved pooch lost for months found by Gladstone region owners

Louise Eaton and Checko were reunited at the Hervey Bay Animal Adoption Centre in Cicada Lane July 21.

A 12-year-old pooch has been reuinted with its owners

Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

Doctors performed Australia-first spinal operation on unborn baby

Yeppoon sisters travel coastline in style

COLOURFUL TRAVELLERS: Ella Fleming and her sister Layne Fleming with their colourful van Yota. INSET: Ella driving Yota on the Great Ocean Rd.

Yeppoon hairdressers make colourful trip around the country.

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at festival this weekend.

OPINION: Writing skills can change with dementia

Women writing on paper with a pen on a white background.

Writing skills can change with dementia

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

Taylor Swift's ex throws support behind Kanye West

Calvin Harris shares a sing-along with Kanye West

Michael Jackson's jailed doctor wants his license back

Conrad Murray wants his medical licence back.

Pokemon Go: "Trading" on the horizon as game evolves

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Pokemon GO players will soon be able to trade with other trainers

Bindi Irwin: ‘I’ve lived 10 lives in one lifetime’

Bindi meets her fans.

SHE'S just turns 18 but Bindi's life has been full of experiences

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

A home rich in history looking for a new owner

HISTORY: The circa 1920s home is being sold for the first time in 90 years.

Circa 1920s home being sold for the first time in 90 years

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'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

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."

Eight top tips for starting a new job

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

“Be smart and be professional until you know the culture.”

Taking a job opportunity can lead to a major move

HOME SWEET HOME: Matthew Evans and partner Yvette Espinoza-Araya with their daughter Amelia and pet dog Lucky have been warmly welcomed into Gracemere after moving from Melbourne to their new home.

Matthew said the family were settling in nicely

JOBS: How a ballerina became a haul truck driver

Paaige Tate, who is doing a WorkPac traineeship with Rio Tinto at Hail Creek, was once a ballerina and office worker.

'Don't be like everyone else - and be positive'

Road test review Subaru Liberty 3.6 R

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: While the look of the vehicle hasn’t changed, the Subaru Liberty 3.6 R offers improved suspension and safety features to entice buyers.

We test drive the Subaru Libert 3.6 R.

Smooth sailing in 2017 Holden Colorado

Holden has revealed the new Colorado ahead of the September arrival.

2016 Suzuki Vitara four-wheel drive road test review

The Suzuki Vitara is available with three different powerplants.

The Suzuki Vitara range put to the test in Far North Queensland.

Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition launched

STREET APPEAL: Hyundai has released the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition.

Hyundai has released the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder revealed area of Australian arrival

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive here early next year.

Hyundai i30 SR equipped for a good workout

Hyundai i30 Series II SR

Hyundai has relased the up-spec 2016 i30 SR.