WATCH: Oakeshott talks priorities for Cowper

Rob Oakeshott is running as an Independent in the federal seat of Cowper.

Independent candidate for seat of Cowper talks about his priorities

Page electorate: Meet the Candidates

Anna Ludvik, Animal Justice Party candidate for Page.

Federal election next Saturday, meet the candidates

Community visitors reach out on the coast

Community visitors reach out on the coast





For 25 years Sue has been manager of the RSPCA Coffs Harbour Shelter and she and Bindi are key to the success of the dog rehabilitation program developed here.

Tag team teaches dog skills

For 25 years Sue has been manager of the RSPCA Coffs Harbour Shelter and she and Bindi are key to the success of the dog rehabilitation program developed here.


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THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

CSG protest blueprint employed against megaport plan

CONSERVATION groups and The Greens are taking no chances with a proposed megaport for Yamba, comparing it to attempts to establish CSG mining in the region.

STRANGE POLITICS: Bill cops verbal hiding at Liberal launch

An artist's impression of Barnaby Joyce dropping some "sick burns" on the opposition leader.

Joyce waiting for Labor to comment on the coalition's moon policy

Turnbull says #Brexit is reason to "stick with this mob"

Turnbull says Australia should "stick with this mob" for a while

Dire warnings from Turnbull at Liberal campaign launch

“There is no higher responsibility in government than protecting our borders and ensuring our nation is well-prepared to deal with threats to our security."

"You could end up with Bill Shorten as prime minister"

Turnbull to officially launch coalition campaign today

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison commented on the referendum in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Malcolm Turnbull aims to focus on stability and economic growth

What's on the small screen this week

Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage in a scene from season six episode 10 of Game of Thrones.

GAME of Thrones season six wraps up while Offspring returns.

John Safran tracks rise of minor parties in new doco

John Safran stars in the TV special The Goddam Election! With John Safran.

THE filmmaker puts book on hold to cover strange trends in election.

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NCF - Boambee v Coffs United

Action from the top of the table clash between Boambee Bombers and Coffs United Lions. North Coast Football soccer 26 June 2016 Ayrshire Park. Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Action from the North Coast Hotel Group Premier League encounter at Ayrshire Park...

Group 2 - Panthers v Rebels

Hughie Stanley and Rhys Walters celebrate a South Grafton Rebels try against the Sawtell Panthers. Group 2 rugby league 26 June 2016 Rex Hardaker Oval. Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Action from the Group 2 rugby league clash at Rex Hardaker Oval between Sawtell...

MNC Rugby: Marlins v Kempsey

MNC Rugby: SCU Marlins vs Kempsey at Southern Cross University on June 25, 2016

SCU Marlins clash with Kempsey at Southern Cross University

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R

2016 AMG GT R. Photo: Contributed

Track ready 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R

IN DEEP: Japan diving lures Coast instructor

Local dive instructor heads to Okinawa

SURF ALERT: Set your heart on small surf

Wave of the Day at Alexandra Headland beach. Just a great winter's day at the beach.

This autumn/winter we have been blessed and will be cursed

Why you can still catch mud crabs in June

Gordon Lund with quality flathead caught near Picnic Point in the Maroochy River.

Why unseasonal weather has the fishing seasons in a spin

Live Now: Work and Childcare

HOW do mums balance work and family life?

WATCH: Glory in death for Northern Rivers Vikings

Lismore Viking re-enactment group Rognvald’s Lith members Michael Rowe, Richard Guy, Travis Woods, Warren Thompson and Jim Hammond, will be participating in battle at the winter village at Liismore on June 25th and 26th. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Axes, swords, shields and spears clash in epic, bloody battle.

My Shout: A wink to a veteran in the craft beer market

Simon IrwinPhoto: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

Not a fan of Indian Pale Ales? This one might change your mind.

Winter: time for comfort food

Kumara are full of vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fibre.

Hearty vegetarian alternatives for winter.

Updated BMW 4 Series range road test and review

SAME STYLE, NEW HEARTS: BMW delivers a new line-up of engines and increased spec for its desirable 4 Series range: the Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible.

Same looks but new hearts for Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible

Oakeshott talks election priorities for Cowper

Youth employment, Coffs Harbour bypass, education among Oakeshott's commitments for...

Group 2 - Panthers v Rebels

The South Grafton Rebels celebrate scoring a second half try against Sawtell Panthers. Group 2 rugby league 26 June 2016 Rex Hardaker Oval. Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

South Grafton Rebels captain Grant Stevens was pleased with his team's 36-26 win...

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Prominent Coffs Harbour beach resort listed for sale

The Aanuka Beach Resort has been listed for sale

Aanuka Beach Resort, without its accommodation component, up for sale

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%