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Russell Crowe's driving skills a little Rusty...

HE'S a Hollywood heavyweight and high-roller by day.

But behind the wheel of a dodgem car, Russell Crowe found himself the most well-known face in the ring and the biggest moving target.

Advocate reader Darren Heelis shared this image of Rusty being T-boned at March's Amusements on the Jetty Foreshores at the weekend.

On a night out with the kids, Russell received continual praise from passing members of the crowd over his directorial debut for The Water Diviner.

Marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, The Water Diviner was in planning when Russell attended the Coffs Harbour Anzac Day ceremony in 2013 in the company of film producers Troy Lum, Andrew Mason and Keith Rodger, who he later worked with to make the film.

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Ice hockey tournament comes to the Big Banana

Ice hockey returns to the Big Banana this weekend.

FAST, fit and fun ice hockey returns to the Big Banana this weekend

It's astounding, time is fleeting

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President puts orchids on show

Woolgoolga District Orchid Society President Brian Newman with an award winning Dendrobium orchid, C.K. Ai 'Oka'

ORCHID Society president to put plants on display.

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Tommy goes home in emotional Bachelorette episode

The Bachelorette contestant Tommy Saggus.

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Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

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Calling all local black magic women

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

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What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

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Lee and Matt get some one-on-one time with Georgia.

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

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Live your beach-living dream locally.

Spring property hard to find

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Spring selling season off to a slow start

Coffs region is hot property

The region’s housing market is looking up, with projects on the radar in Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.

Units and houses are both pulling strong returns for Coffs

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record