Cycle Challenge offering an historic ride

The Coffs City Rotary Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge is being held this year on the weekend of August 13 and 14.

'Old' highway the route for this year's Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge

Coffs model is Face of Origin

STUNNING: Tahlia Hall (second left) of Coffs Harbour was named the NSW winner of the Face of Origin 2016.

Coffs beauty is Face of Origin

Turning wine into water during Dry July

DRY JULY: As a participant in this annual fund raiser for cancer patients, Jo Symons has happily swapped alcohol for water.

Turning wine into water during Dry July






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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

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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...

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...

Group 2 - Axemen v Comets

Orara Valley Axemen captain Richie Roberts is tackled short of the try line by a swarming Coffs Harbour Comets defence. Coramba Sportsground 17 July 2016 Group 2 rugby league Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Coffs Harbour Comets defeated the Orara Valley Axemen to retain the Ken Orr...

CCTV shows moment car explodes

CCTV shows car in flames outside Police Station.

Police rush outside after car explodes in Western Sydney.

Michelle Obama Karaoke

First Lady joins James Corden for karaoke.

The First Lady of the United States rocks it with James Corden.

Burning car rams Police Station

Burning car rams Police station in Sydney's west.

Police confirm it was not a terror related attack.

You will soon be able to sleep over at Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo will expand onto its adjoining 29.21 ha Beerwah site, providing a dedicated 'live in' experience for zoo patrons.

Eight cabins will allow for 'live in' experience

Another good reason to have sex

Get connected: lack of love can kill you, scientists say.

Research shows a twice-weekly romp produces more cold antibodies.

Mattel donates oncology Barbies to children's hospital

LOOKING GOOD: Erin Masurier was given this special oncology Barbie at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Little miss 'ray of sunshine' gets an unexpected gift after surgery

What is a Pale Ale?

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

Into which particular variety of Pale Ale does a certain beer fall.

Tinder users hit by fake 'safe dating' app

Fake profile on Tinder Safe Dating website

Spam bots initiate playful conversations before asking questions

Why anti-vaxxers won’t ever change their minds

A new survey is being conducted people parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

Some parents believe vaccines will harm their children.

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

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

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Aussie director makes his mark on new Roots mini-series

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in a scene from the TV series Roots.

BRUCE Beresford behind final episode of remake of iconic series.

The Avalanches pull plug on live broadcast of Splendour set

The Avalanches are an Australian electronic music group.

RADIO listeners won't be able to tune in to the band's show tonight.

Who's got Richie's heart all aflutter?

Richie Strahan stars in season four of The Bachelor.

THE Bachelor has found his dream woman second time around.

OPINION: My remote control days may be over

Do you find yourself holding on to the remote while watching TV?

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

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'

Cowper Chat: Candidates on jobs

The Cowper Federal Election candidates.

Cowper Chat: Candidates on jobs

More than 4000 jobs disappear from CQ mines, says CFMEU

Mining equipment in amongst the heavy machinery projects DGH Engineering work on

The highest number of jobs cuts were 783 at Goonyella mine

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.