9230 people have already voted in Cowper

THERE’S been a strong turnout since pre-polling opened this week in the Federal seat of Cowper.

City traffic congests

MERRY GO ROUND: U-turn bays are situated at the intersection re-directing traffic to alternative routes around the CBD, creating traffic congestion.

Works congest traffic flow in Coffs CBD

Sand dumping expected for damaged coastal dunes

Coffs Harbour lifeguard Alistair Lane,  beach erosion Park Beach 01 March 2016Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Sand dumping expected for damaged dunes

Prominent Coffs Harbour beach resort listed for sale

The Aanuka Beach Resort has been listed for sale

Prominent Coffs Harbour beach resort listed for sale

Marina businesses need community support

NORTH BREAKWALL: You can still walk a section of the breakwall to take in the view.

Marina businesses need community support

Candidates quizzed on climate change

SPEAKERS: Kudra Falla-Rickets, Rob Oakeshott, Andrew Patterson, John Arkan and Damian Wood, and a life-size doll depicting Luke Hartsuyker.

Candidates quizzed on climate change

SES recruits step up to storm challenge

ON CALL: Coffs Harbour SES volunteers James Heriot, Jack Cowling, Mark Watson kept busy in recent wild weather.

SES recruits step up to storm challenge

Budgie to take it easy after 33 years selling music

Owner of the now-closed Park Beach Music and Hi-Fi, Kevin Budge, is enjoying his new lifestyle at Sawtell Beach.

The doors at Park Beach Music and Hi-Fi have closed after 33 years

Because New Zealand’s big things look like erm.....

We've compared Australia's big things with NZ's

Editorial - June 25, 2016: A new era in the News


Editorial - June 25, 2016: A new era in the News

Operation Impact takes defective heavy vehicles off our roads

Operation Impact was a joint taskforce operation that targeted non-compliant heavy vehicles, in the Pine Creek, Eden and Bega areas.

Operation Impact takes defective heavy vehicles off our roads

External review of Coastal Works voted down by council

AGAINST: Cr Sally Townley’s motion to investigate Coastal Works was voted down at Coffs Harbour City Council on Thursday night.

External review of Coastal Works voted down by council

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LETTER: Are we in danger of losing our sense of humour?

Now the dust has settled on the Eddie McGuire Caroline Wilson affair I would just like to ask a question.

LETTER: Challenge set for Turnbull and Shorten

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media after touring the Josef Chromy winery in the seat of Bass in Launceston, Friday, May 20, 2016. Mr Turnbull is in Tasmania to talk about the government's free trade agreements with Asia. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

We should have the same plan for health across Australia

Letters to the editor - June 8, 2016

Letters to the Editor

This week's letter of the week

Dairy farmer says ‘He gets us’ of Barnaby Joyce

IN TOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce during his visit to Gympie this week.

Llew O'Brien's campaign director praises Barnbaby Joyce visit

On A Lighter Note: The many ways not to shake hands

Greg Bray.

You can tell a lot from a handshake

Letters to the editor


This week's letters to the editor

OPINION: Steaks have been raised in vegan challenge

My meals have comprised vegetables, soy and a squeeze of lemon juice for dinner. And another firm favourite is a wombok salad for dinner and lunch.

Four days in and it’s a lot tougher than I thought.

Aboriginal women hold fundraiser for family of Lynette Daley

"SHE was someone’s daughter, someone’s mother, someone’s sister, someone’s niece, someone’s granddaughter – she was a woman, she mattered.”

WATCH: She's 17 and taming wild brumbies

Lauren Hughes.

New South Wales family training wild horses Kosciusko National Park

Manslaughter accused walks out on bail

James Callow will walk out of jail on bail on Monday

Committee backs reparations for Stolen Generations

Ike Kennedy, Charles Charlton-Walker, William Ferguson-Gardiner and Thomas Gardiner were on the Gold Coast dancing for a tourism promotion.

Compensation scheme recommended for stolen generation

Greens battle over ‘destructive’ biodiversity law reform

Coastal emus in danger.

Claims the state government is attacking biodiversity

Solar farms approved but NSW lags on renewables

Baird Government seeks green cred with solar farms

Snow, glorious snow: Ski resorts' glee at winter wonder

Snow is falling at the Thredbo Resort. Photo: Thredbo Resort / Facebook

Up to 40cm of show has already fallen across alps in southern states

Rio Games drug lab suspended after testing errors discovered

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, from Germany, speaks during a press conference after the Olympic Summit IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Olympic leaders met to consider further measures to crack down on doping ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the wake of the ban on Russian track and field athletes.

Rio's doping lab has lost accreditation

Juno just days away from insertion in Jupiter

Why do we know so much more about Saturn than Jupiter?

CQ man still missing in Nigeria after kidnapping

NIGERIA: Three Australian men are missing after a kidnapping in Nigeria on Wednesday, which is believed to have to involved this car.

Fate of three Australian men still unknown

Man hired PI to stalk ex-lover

Convicted stalker John Howard Amundsen has been sentenced to jail

ANALYSIS: Why we have no long-term federal policies

Australia now wastes billions on formulating policies only to discard them almost immediately.

Australian politics: Why we've become a nation of nitpickers

This could be the key to saving the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef and Bushy Atoll.

Corals could be saved by good bacteria

More research needed to prevent childhood cancer deaths

Improvements needed to rid world of childhood cancer

Blood test to predict premature births

Scientists have made a breakthrough in predicting premature births

Report reveals Australia well placed to fight superbugs

Me and My Pet: Lewis, 12 and Charli Adams, 9 show off their best friend, Reggie, the 3 year old Kelpie Cross.

Australian animals well placed to fight off superbugs

BREXIT: How old people screwed over young people

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party speaks to the media on College Green in London, Friday, June 24, 2016. Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, according to tallies of official results Friday.

How old people have screwed over the younger generation

Hunt for survivors continues after Chinese disaster

food and water safety standards.

“Reducing air pollution is about people’s welfare and the country’s economic future,” the State Council said in a statement.

At least 98 have been confirmed dead alongside hundreds of injured.

Special forces prevent mass casualties in Germany

Situation looked dire before special forces took decisive action

Footballer given brown...I mean, red card for farting

Swedish soccer player Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was given a red card for breaking wind deliberately

‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’

Teen couple kissing at Woolworths 'disgusting'

'I reported the matter to Policelink'

TOO FAR? Blues jersey cost this fan his train ride

Chris Chambers didn't let the incident dampen his love of the Blues on Origin night.

Blues aren't loved in these parts, but do they deserve this?

Who are the most reliable airlines in Australia?

Aeroplanes on the runway at Sunshine Coast Airport, Virgin Australia plane.
Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily

Wondering who will fly you there on time? Check the latest stats

House Rules pair creates stir at coffee drive through

Luke and Cody Cook are celebrities in Toowoomba. Photo Contributed

'Oh my god, I want to meet Luke and Cody so badly'

Police on lookout for Sinead O'Connor amid wellbeing fears

Police are on the lookout for Sinead O'Connor

Dave Grohl compares Taylor Swift to Batman

Dave Grohl compared Taylor Swift to Batman.

North West donates toys to Children's Hospital

North West and Penelope Disick donate toys to children's hospital

What's in store for Nina in Offspring's return?

Isabella Monaghan and Asher Keddie star in the TV series Offspring.

STARS Asher Keddie and Kat Stewart talk season six.

Harry Styles has signed a solo record deal

One Direction singer Harry Styles has signed a solo record deal.

Styles has already moved into the world of film

Kardashian cousins celebrate birthday with big toy giveaway

North West and Penelope Disick at their mermaid-themed birthday party, with aunt Kylie Jenner.

Toddlers give away truck load of toys to hospital

Sony releases 23MP super fast X series phones

Sony's Xperia X camera features a hybrid focus system designed to predict the action to capture the moment.

Australian details revealed for new Xperia X Series

Half of small businesses work weekends and evenings

Corporate Rodeo

Paperwork obligations on small business owners are becoming harsher

BREXIT: Why decision to leave could trigger another GFC

Rupert Murdoch's The Sun pushed for Britain to leave the EU.

Price of gold soars as Britain votes to exit EU

Markets and betting give strong indication of Brexit winner

Ballots from the City of Westminster and City of London are counted at the Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, in London, Britain, 23 June 2016. Counting gets underway in the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

The official Brexit result will be known at 4pm AEST today

How to be a farmer when you're allergic to your crop

Rob Hutchings from Freshwater Crayfish Traders at Tarome.

VIDEO: Crayfish invasion hits the Scenic Rim.

Rio Tinto to pay $24,000 for refusing to pay sick leave

Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek Coal mine west of Mackay.

Rio Tinto has been ordered to pay $24,000 to the CFMEU.