Tarkeeth Three convicted over battle with "archaic” logging operation

Two men and a woman have been found guilty of protest action after they attempted to block Forestry Corporation's logging operation at Tarkeeth State Forest.

Large great white shark spotted off popular Coffs beach

WATEGOS SHARK SPOTTING: Great White Shark

Did you see any aircraft flying low over Diggers Beach this morning?

First Australia Day Award winner announced

NOMINATED: Patrick Mullan, Alisha Phoonie, Scott Rodham, Peta Fairbairn, Darcy Turner, John Mandile, Lesley Schoer, Brian Cottle, Phil Crofts and Glenn Cox. (Bill Mabey and Judy Quickenden not pictured).

Keen cricketer picks up Sportsperson of the Year

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?

A good man is hard to find girls ... but not in Coffs!

DATING website Elite Singles has added Coffs Harbour to its nationwide map of cities where loyal and trustworthy guys live.

Ladies the secret is out Coffs Harbour is home to trustworthy fellas

And the winner is ...

Gary McEvoy shot of his border collie playing frisbee on the beach has been judged to be the

The judges have settled on a winner in the I Am Summer photo comp

Mid North Coast on free trade

Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker with IBO president Peter McPherson and Minister Keith Pitt.

Seminar on Australia's Free Trade Agreement held in Coffs Harbour.

Wear pink and slog cancer

GOOD CAUSE: Don pink at your next cricket match.

Nana Glen and Bonville field pink for McGrath Foundation

Man dies in house fire at Nambucca Heads

HOUSE FIRE: A man died in a house fire at Nambucca Heads this morning.

A man died in a house fire at Nambucca Heads this morning

Talk of a recession defied by home loan demand

There's optimism in the property sector after ABS statistics show demand for home loans increased at the back end of 2016.

ABS reports home loan demand remains strong

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

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

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

Everything is coming up Rosie for one-day doctor

STOKED: Rosie Crimmins (centre) with parents Carey and Glen when she received the offer on Monday.

Toowoomba teen gets rare, first-round doctorate university offer

Gladstone's $4M project to go ahead, jobs to come

MEGA PROJECT: This Shell service station is expected to coast about $4M to construct.

MORE jobs for Gladstone with $4M project construction

Is this the app to take the pain out of car rentals?

Avis is launching a new app to make it easier to rent a car.

Brisbane Airport to be among the first to get new service

Hello? Hello?! Mobile outage left users offline for hours

Some customers were left on hold of up to 40 minutes.

Letters to the Editor - Wednesday, January 18

Letters to the Editor - Wednesday, January 18

One Nation a big chance at next state election: Letter

POLLIES: Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig and Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson.

'We vote one of the corrupt out and another one of the corrupt in'

Letters to the Editor - Saturday, January 7

Opinion

Letters to the Editor - Saturday, January 7

OPINION: Enough! Stop bullying our political leaders

I'M UPSET with how the public treat our political leaders.

What happened to the old politicians?

Former Health Minister Sussan Ley and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull FILE

The public is crying out for the integrity and selfless service

MY SAY: MPs may as well just burn our money

UNBELIEVABLE: The travel claims of Sussan Ley and some of her counterparts beggars belief.

OPINION: Why not just shovel cash into the jet engine as they leave?

Dread and awe: How US is preparing for Trump

Donald Trump

“I don’t see Trump as a racist; he comes across as brutally honest."

Funnel web horror: ‘I felt something crawl up my leg’

A NSW mum who was bitten in her bed by one of the world’s deadliest spiders has spoken for the first time about her incredible battle for survival.

Rental crisis hitting home as family's frustration grows

DESPERATE: Melissa and Rob Rhodes and their six children have applied for more than 100 rental properties in the past three months.

Family applies for more than 100 rental properties in 3 months

Surfer calls for second shark net off one coastal town

SIGNS OF SUPPORT: Young protesters make their opinions clear at a rally in support of shark nets at Ballina last November. More than 500 people attended the event calling for the immediate installation of the nets. PHOTO: ALINA RYLKO/ THE NORTHERN STAR

Kids surfing near the Lennox Hotel are at risk of shark encounters

Guns, ammo stolen during South Grafton break-in

Five pistols, seven rifles taken

Van flipped over and petrol and oil spilled in truck crash

Environmental scare near Diggers Camp after van and truck crash.

Shark nets have 'failed', public has been 'misled'

A report into the by-catch of North Coast shark nets has been released today.

Australian Seabird Rescue "disappointed" by first report on by-catch

Robert Xie: Inside the Lin family murders

Lili (left) and Norman ‘Min’ Lin and their sons Terry, 9, and Henry, 12, were bludgeoned to death in their family home along with Lily’s sister Irene.

The Lin family murders. Warning: graphic images

Landlord's nightmare: Maggots, faeces and garbage

Amanda Rehbein and Greg Snell were left devastated after they say tenants left rubbish strewn through their home and property.

Couple left with massive clean-up

DIY 'doctor' accused of slicing off man's testicle

Man accused of slicing off another man's testicle fronts court

Turnbull reveals Cabinet reshuffle after Ley scandal

Malcolm Turnbull

PM says wider ministerial reshuffle off the agenda

Tree felled in storm a $4000 'act of god'

Jo Walker and Kelvin Steinhardt in front of what used to be their back shed. A tree from a neighbouring property fell over during a recent storm and destroyed it.

Insurance companies won't consider storm damage claim

Man's fight over breath test refusal takes new twist

VIRAL: A still image from the YouTube video.

Pomona man arrested after outburst in Noosa court

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

Guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

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Security guard 'heard screaming', saw Byron woman next to dead cop

Getty Images Most Memorable Cricket Moments of 2016

Cricket: The best images of 2016 from Getty Images

Last year was an epic one for cricket - here are the best 10 moments

Puppy farm dogs 'had been seized before': RSPCA

PUPPY FARM: Some of the dogs seized from a Glenarbon property where an alleged puppy farm was uncovered on Monday.

WARNING: Disturbing details of alleged puppy farm

Jihadis upload video promising more Turkish terror attacks

Vow to wage 'jihad' follows arrest of suspect in nightclub massacre

Former Apprentice files sexual suit against Trump

Summer Zervos first spoke about Mr Trump's alleged inappropriate behaviour last year

US president-elect accused of kissing, groping Summer Zervos

Obama's Israel stance may cost him golf club membership

President Barack Obama waves while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

Pauline Hanson fires up at journo over travel question

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and MP Steve Dickson announce a game changing move in the next Queensland State election.

“Excuse me,” she said, cutting off the question.

Newlyweds' act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with homeless man, Miller Patane, outside on Saturday. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

"Not very many people are kind to me"

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

What would you do if you found a snake in the loo?

The Cordery family discovered this snake coming out of the toilet at their family home.

1.2m snake chases frog through pipes and out through loo

Ruby Rose's gruelling training regimen to get xXx ready

From left, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Rory McCann, and Vin Diesel in a scene from the movie xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

AUSSIE stars opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella

Emma Watson in a scene from the movie Beauty and the Beast.

HARRY Potter star has standards when it comes to Disney princesses.

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Ariana Grande 'hardest working 23-year-old on Earth'?

Ariana Grande

Not everyone was impressed with Grande’s self-proclaimed work ethic