Technology hopes to save lives with a push of an ebutton

CLICKING ON: Ian Kinny aboard his Yamaha touring motorcycle. His eButton emergency call system allows people to make contact on the road or in the bush as well as at home.

Ian's ingenuity has resulted in making life better for many

Smoke in the air for hazard reduction burns

Hazard reduction burns are planned by the NSW Rural Fire Service to be held near Red Rock and Korora on Monday.

Hazard redustion burns planned for Red Rock and Korora.

Malleable ignores the odds to win the cup

Malleable edges ahead of Single Spirit to win the 2017 Aylwards Auctioneers Sawtell Cup over 1515 metres. Coffs Harbour Racing Club 23 July 2017

Withering burst from last to first in Sawtell Cup belied 80-1 odds.


THE newly installed solar systems at the Bellingen Shire Council's administration building will produce about a third of the building's energy needs.

Solar power energises Bello

THE newly installed solar systems at the Bellingen Shire Council's administration building will produce about a third of the building's energy needs.





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Group hug as council funds flow

Cultural grants help events

Lost in Paris to open French film festival

ON SCREEN: An eclectic program of 15 films at Screenwave's Vive la France! French Film Festival.

FANCY a French fizz in your step? A dose of cinematic champagne?

Living the good life

GUEST SPEAKER: Lani Dean will talk about service dogs for people living with a range of disabilities.

AN EXPERT Q&A panel at the 12th Living Well Expo next month.

Helpers needed at Nexus Con

In its third year, it's on at Coffs Harbour Showground on July 29

Sobering stats show need to keep kids safe

The biggest risk to children on farms is drowning, especially for children younger than five years of age.

Focus on farm injuries across the Coffs Coast

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Challenge for cyclists of all levels and ages

A CALL has been put out to all cycling professionals, enthusiasts and eager bike-goers to grab their helmets for another fun C.ex McDonald's Cycle Challenge.

New developments announced for Curryfest

TASTE TREATS: New developments for Curryfest 2017.

Fresh ideas and developments show no sign of slowing down.

Amber Heard, Elon Musk among Splendour celebs

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

World expressed in poems and picture by Coffs Coast local

POET LAUREATE OF COFF HARBOUR John Bennett on the beach at Valla.

Visit John's exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Gallery and Museum

No bags, no fags: convenience shop defends environment

CHANGING WAYS: New owners of Emerald Beach General Store Huey and Louis Riley are phasing out plastic bags and cigarettes.

Convenience store takes aim at environmental change

Coffs Co-op is Sydney's top seafood supplier

TITLE HOLDER: Coffs Harbour Fishermen's Co-op general manager Andrew Mitchell the title as the best supplier in the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards.

Co-op continues to show it has the best seafood supply

Coffs adds new stages for the world's best drivers on dirt

BIG THANKS: Kennards Hire Rally Australia thanked long time supporters including Mayor Denise Knight and businessman Geoff King.

Drivers to battle it out on new stages

Serving up success

Are you being served by the best?

Best performing businesses will save money

NCF - Tigers v Lions

Nick Mallett scores a great goal for the Coffs United Lions past the desperate dive of Coffs Coast Tigers goalkeeper Jake Tarrant. soccer North Coast Football 23 July 2017 Polwarth Drive

Coffs Coast Tigers opened the scoring at Polwarth Drive but the Coffs United Lions...

MNC Rugby - Snappers v Marlins

SCU Marlins scrum half Brendon Bright hangs on with all of his might while tackling Coffs Snappers lock Joe de Dassel. MNC Rugby union Rugby Park 22 July 2017

The Coffs Snappers held on for a thrilling 24-21 local derby win against the SCU...

Group 2 - Comets v Axemen

Nathan Curry on the attack for the Coffs Harbour Comets against the Orara Valley Axemen. Group 2 rugby league 22 July 2017 Geoff King Motors Park

The Coffs Harbour Comets retained the Ken Orr Memorial Shield after beating the...

AFL - Breakers v Tigers

Royce Close tries to drive through some heavy traffic for the Coffs Breakers against the Grafton Tigers. AFL North Coast 22 July 2017 Coffs Coast Sport & Leisure Park

The Coffs Breakers maintained their hold on top spot on the AFL North Coast ladder...

Buckley shield RL game

Toormina High defeat Cessnock high in their Buckley Shield match at Rex Hardaker Oval.. 21 July 2017

Toormina High defeats Cessnock's River View High in Buckley Shield rugby league...

Uinversity Shield Rugby League game

Toormina High defeat Cessnock high in their Buckley Shield match at Rex Hardaker Oval.. 21 July 2017

Toormina High School beaten on the bell by Taree in University Shield rugby league...

Trump could pardon himself

“Clearly the constitution does vest a plenary pardon power within the presidency,” Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said.

President's lawyer says it's constitutionally correct.

Supermodel surprise for Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have revealed anecdotes about their mother's sense of humour

Princess Diana got teen son a trio of glamour.

Speedy, the Bunnies fan

Speedy the well-known Coffs Harbour character sees his first live South Sydney...

Picky eater? You could get someone killed

PICKY eaters, dieters and food snobs are claiming to suffer life-threatening allergies so they can demand customised meals at top restaurants.

What's a chillybin? A guide to understanding the Kiwis

I have a devilish time understanding a word Kiwis say.

LINGERIE SHOW: Gladstone models leave little to the imagination

The Australian Lingerie Model Search 2017 was held at the Young Australian Hotel on Saturday night.

Nine Gladstone women were confident on stage at the lingerie comp

'Going to explode': Gladstone woman suffers infectious disease

TERRIBLE IMPACT: The Observer's own Danae Jackson lives with chronic pain after contracting Ross River virus.

It's like arthritis through your whole body

Matt Golinski proposes to girlfriend on top of mountain

Chef Matt Golinski has a busy schedule at home in the garden and at work.

The popular personality now has some wonderful news.

Sufer Sally Fitzgibbons loves to Disco

Pro-surfer Sally Fitzgibbon and her Land Rover.

Check out sufer Sally Fitzgibbons' sleek ride.

LOW ACT: Thief steals money meant for orphans

Jenna Whiteman and her father Roger are devastated the money she had been raising for a school trip was stolen from her home.

Thief was disturbed in the act by resident

New Terminator? James Cameron wants back on board

HE said he'd be back and he meant it - director James Cameron wants to come back to the Terminator movies.

MasterChef’s Ben on drink-driving ban

Ben Ungermann and Diana Chan face off in the MasterChef Australia final tonight.

MasterChef finalist speaks out on drink-drive shame before cook-off

‘History-making’ Hah vows Ninja return

Stars of Australian Ninja Warrior Andrea Hah and Lee Cossey pictured near their home in the Blue Mountains.

Andrea Hah has vowed to return to Australian Ninja Warrior

VIDEO: The 'Disco Boob' trend at Splendour

Scarlett McGrouther, 23, said the Disco Boobs design was empowering

VIDEO: Festival organisers forced to clarify policy on nudity.

New life for Bree and historic Oddfellows Hall

TWO CHANGES: Bree Dahl with her new baby Ivy in front of the historic Oddfellows Hall she purchased at auction and will renovate into a house.

Historic hall to be turned into home

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Drunk face tattoo holding Mark back

Mark Cropp says his face tattoo is holding him back from getting a job. Picture: NZ Herald

Mark Cropp wants to get off dole, get a job and put food on table

Thousands of positions available on Adani jobs portal

Adani Australia regional content manager Ben Hughes speaks at the Regional Growth Seminar in Mackay on Thursday.

Thousands of jobs available on Adani portal

How it took 2000 applications to get a job on Sunshine Coast

TOUGH GIG: It took Matt Collins 2000 job applications before he found a job.

Valuable tips for those feeling lost in the job search.

Regional jobs program to be expanded in budget

Support for regional jobs will feature in Tuesday's Queensland budget.

Regional jobs program to be expanded

Anger at Aurizon ad as jobs go in Gladstone

An Aurizon protest in Rockhampton.

Company rejects 'lousy' treatment claims

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Road test: Maserati's GranTurismo and GranCabrio senior citizens

The 2017 Maserati GranCabrio.

We drive the facelifted Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio.

Are you guilty of these 10 bad driving habits?

Do you suffer from these bad driving habits?

Comparision test: Hyundai i30, VW Golf and Holden Astra

We undertake a three-way vehicle comparison between 2017 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI, Holden Astra R plus and Hyundai i30 Active.

Comparison test between Hyundai i30, VW Golf and Holden Astra.

Can diesel's reputation recover from VW saga?

Continental's clean diesel Golf.

The Dieselgate stink has left oil-burners on the nose.

Holden jumps aboard the SUV bandwagon

The Holden Acadia Equinox testing at Holden Proving Ground.

Holden's North American-built newcomers, the Equinox and Acadia.

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