Empowering all to achieve anything

CARING: Community champion Lisa Nichols.

Woopi local dedicated to helping people with disability move forward

New rideshare service for Coffs Coast

CAB ALTERNATIVE: New rideshare service Go Buggy is set to launch in Coffs Harbour on September 6.

Coffs Harbour taxi industry is about to get some competition.

Police pursuit ends after fleeing driver crashes into garden

A man and woman were arrested following a police chase last night at Blacksoil.

A MAN has been charged following a police pursuit on the Coffs Coast






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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

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.

Brand Insights

Brand Insights

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

Find out who else in the first line up announcement for next year's festival

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

Keen early Muster-goers ready for a good time

Ryan Howard has been to almost every Muster since he was 15

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

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...

Rio in pictures: 17 incredible moments from the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Fireworks explode over Maracana stadium with the Mangueira 'favela' community in the foreground during opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games commenced tonight at the iconic stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

These 17 images from Getty capture the true spirit of the Olympics, the joy, the...

Rio 2016 Aussie gold

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06:  Gold medalist Mack Horton of Australia poses during the medal ceremony for the Final of the Men's 400m Freestyle on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Australia won eight gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Rio 2016: This week's magic moments in pictures

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the Mens 200m final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Getty Images from week 2 of the Games

Harbour Club - Michelle Bridges

Michelle Bridges launches the Harbour Club at the C.ex Coffs. .12th august 2016.

Michelle Bridges was the guest of honour at the inaugural Harbour Club function...

Backpacker Murder Victim Named

British backpacker murdered in Home Hill.

Mia Ayliffe-Chung is a 21 year old British Tourist.

Earthquake toll reaches 159

Rescuers search for survivors in Amatrice, Italy.

Rescuers race to save 100's missing in Italian earthquake.

Home Hill Attack

Police release details of murder at backpackers in NQ.

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

What price would you put on a kid's 'miracle'?

At nine years of age, Quiń had an accident that caused a cataract to one of his eyes. In an instant; this little boy with his whole life ahead of him faced a future of blindness.

Thousands of Aussies joining campaign to restore sight to kids

Mazda6 Touring road test and review

RUNOUT SPECIALS: With a new model fast approaching, the outgoing Mazda6 should be available at a very appealing price.

Stellar mid-size class of 2016

"Record”: Baby christened with eight great-grandparents

Chris and Sheena Geiger, with Lauren and Casey Kovavcich as Father Cheripuram christens baby Kovi.

Kovi was treated to a christening few others get to experienc

Mini Cooper S Convertible road test and review

APPEALING DROP: Mini Cooper S Convertible cheaper and more economical, and still delights with its fun nature and excellent handling

New Mini Convertible cheaper and more economical

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

The Hard Word reviews Kyzer Soze

Kyzer Soze are playing Brisbane tomorrow at the Crowbar in Fortitude Valley. Photo Contributed

Kyzer Soze summon the evil for this mighty slab of death metal

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

Guess which Sunshine Coast suburb cracked the million dollar list?

This four-bedroom home at 26 McAnally Dr, Sunshine Beach was for sale for $7 million.

List of Australia's five most-expensive suburbs

Does it get any better than this? Check out this $2M home

LUXURY LIVING: The Coral Cove home built by Steve Coates Constructions that took out the best home over $2 million and the Wide Bay Burnett House of the Year at the Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett Housing and Construction Awards.

Wide Bay's best home is right on our doorstep

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."

Eight top tips for starting a new job

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

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

DASHCAM: Scooter rider learns painful lesson in wet

'BMW and scooter both made a stupid lane change without warning'

DASHCAM: Truck sends car spinning during merge madness

Dashcam captures dramatic collision.

A small sedan has terrifying crash with a truck on Brisbane onramp.

Stars' Cars - Jo Beth Taylor

AUDI GAL: Jo Beth Taylor has an affection for Audis, and has the R8 supercar in her sights.

Jo Beth Taylor talks about her life with cars

Koenigsegg Regera: make way for the Megacar

LUDICROUS: 1120kW, 2000Nm and outrageous acceleration times make the plug-in hybrid Koenigsegg Regera deserving of the term "Megacar".

Bonkers Swedish supercar builder Koenigsegg raises the bar