Pride of Coffs: Lions club calls it a day

RECOGNITION: Coffs Harbour Lions Club members Sandra Seyner, Don Marker, Coralie Falconer and Rosalie Skinner have done wonders keeping the Coffs Harbour Lions Club running in recent years.

After more than six decades Coffs Harbour Lions Club has closed

Scaffolding comes down on Coffs Central

UPGRADE: The new-look of Gowings' Coffs Central shopping centre is being unveiled.

Facade of Gowings' Coffs Central has been revealed in part

Waist deep only: lifeguards warn of dangerous swells

BIG SWELL: Lifeguards and life savers have urged beach-goers to be cautious on the beach with large swells expected.

Powerful swells are expected to peak at more than 3.5 metres today

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'My kids have been targeted': Shock over carnival comments

WELL-KNOWN comedian Mandy Nolan said she knew her comments about the "sexist" mural would get a reaction, but she's been surprised by the venom.

Bats vs rescue chopper: Colony causes 20 minute delay

LOOK CLOSELY: The Westpac Helicopter has mitigation procedures and back-up plans in place for when bat migration affects take-off and landing aircraft.

The chopper was grounded as thousands of bats took to the sky

HOOROO, HOLLY: Family and friends say goodbye

Holly Butcher's brother Dean at her funeral at the Grafton Showground yesterday. INSET: Holly's family bring the casket out to the hearse.

Holly Butcher, 27, farewelled in Grafton

Sorry, no free camping for vanpackers in this town

FREE RIDERS: Vanpackers in the car park adjacent the Rails Hotel in Byron Bay.

Council says ratepayers would not tolerate free camping area

OPTUS UPDATE: Customers love that ringing sound

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Optus have confirmed all mobile services are working again

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Euthanasia workshop in Lismore with 'Dr Death'

"RIGHT to die" advocate Dr Philip Nitschke is speaking at five events in Australia, and one of them is right here on the Northern Rivers.

The Byron band that wrote a song with Daft Punk

THE BAND: Parcels are Anatole Serret, Noah Hill, Louie Swain, Jules Crommelin and Patrick Hetherington.

Parcels is touring the single Overnight with a local show this month

Chris Hemsworth wants to keep playing Thor

LEADING MAN: Chris Hemsworth in a scene from the movie Thor: Ragnarok. Supplied by Marvel.

His current contract with Marvel ends with the upcoming film

Hit a six with the Sydney Sixers in Coffs Harbour

GO BIG: The Sydney Sixers will host its junior Camp Sixers in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday, January 17.

BBL's Sydney Sixers to deliver junior camp in Coffs

Full house for inaugural carer conference

FULL HOUSE: Ellen Slater (left) discussing progress of the retreat with visiting carer Kim Shephard.

Joyland Carers Retreat has the full house sign up for maiden venture

A club for all ages

Club 300 in Coffs Harbour.

Bowling is perfect for kids, adults

Positive progress on Park Ave

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Exciting time for new businesses

Saddle up for fun

Valery Trails.

See the best of the Coffs Coast on horseback.

Magical moments with marine critters

MARINE MAGIC: Are you brave enough to pose with a croc?

DOLPHIN Marine Magic has got you covered this school holidays.

Fresh and fabulous from the rack to the plate

YUM: John Lindsay from Lindsay's Oysters and Fresh Seafood in Urunga.

Tide of success turns for local seafood business

Wind whips up the seas at Coffs Harbour

Strong winds generate big waves over the Coffs Harbour South Wall

CCTV catches man as he gropes woman

The man ‘apologised’ to her before leaving.

Jesse Ratu was buzzing into her apartment when she was repeatedly slapped on the...

Brown snake vs Tiger snake

Brown snake devours Tiger snake in horrifying video. Picture: 9 News/Supplied

Brutal fight to the death caught on camera.

Is summer the season to sell your home?

Get your home in top shape for a summer sale

‘He’s never said he’s sorry’

Lauren Hickson (above) who would have been 33 this year, was abducted and murdered by neighbour Neville Towner in 1989.

Murder victim's mother concerned perpetrator could strike again if released from...

Forgotten your key? Just use your fingerprint to start SUV

A retractable roof top box provides cargo space when all six seats are in use. Picture: Supplied

Nissan Xmotion concept wows Detroit motor show

Coke cuts bottle size and ups price after sugar tax

Coca-Cola has blamed UK sugar tax for a price hike.

Coke contains more than 10g of sugar per 100ml

Anti-Islam activist mistakes Koran for Bible

Far-right activist Neil Erikson leaves the Federal Court in Melbourne, Monday, January 15, 2018. Erikson appeared before the Federal Circuit Court on Monday after he breached court orders by failing to hand back Toll uniform items, after they were worn in United Patriots Front videos - including one where former senator Sam Dastyari is ambushed at a Melbourne pub.

The anti-Islam activist picked up a Koran to give sworn evidence in court

GLOBAL REVEAL: 2019 Kia Cerato has style with sting

Expected to arrive in Australia by June, the 2019 model Kia Cerato has just been revealed.

Kia will launch a new Cerato in Australia mid-year.

Try a ‘healthy’ cocktail for a sugar fix

Pauline Lefur, 24, tries The New Guard cocktail — packed with healthy ingredients — at Hotel Ravesis at Bondi Beach. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Superfoods are now a staple of bars next to booze

Stallone reveals who’ll play Ivan Drago’s son

DOLPH Lundgren is set to reprise his role as Ivan Drago in Creed 2, due out later this year. See the mountain of a man who’s going to play his son.

MAFS groom: ‘We’re talking KFC and a root’

Ryan Gallagher (right) on KIIS FM’s naked dating segment in February 2017.

Ryan Gallagher appeared on Kyle and Jackie O’s naked dating segment.

Michelle Obama sizzles in a bikini

Michelle Obama, right, and her eldest daughter Malia (left) soaked up the sun in Miami. Picture: Splash

FORMER First Lady Michelle Obama has sizzled in a bikini while holidaying

Sophie Monk stacks it in ‘unco’ skiing accident

Sophie Monk injures herself while skiing in Canada. Picture: Supplied/Sophie Monk, Instagram

She can be seen falling on the ground after she tries to sit down

A COLOSSAL RISK: Huge danger sign for housing in Australia

There could be far too many apartments for sale in coming years. Picture: Glenn Hunt/The Australian What does a million dollars buy in Aussie capital cities?

Dangerous property trend could turn a downturn into worse

One of Lismore's oldest homes is up for sale

Chris Hensley has put the Monaltrie Homestead, one of the oldest houses in Lismore, on the market after living there for 38 years.

Making the decision to sell this historic house was a difficult one

Noel Whittaker says don't get beached by dream purchase

Be careful if you're thinking about buying a holiday house, warns Noel Whittaker

Noel Whittaker warns about holiday houses

Holiday rental disasters revealed

A kitchen sink broken by a frozen chicken was one of the more unusual insurance claims by a holiday home owner.

One in seven had been injured in the home

How Australia chucks a sickie

Taking a sickie is popular with Australians.

ALMOST half of us are chucking a sickie when we take sick leave

How Aussies can survive robot takeover

Getting a job was already competitive for young Aussies, and automation means they’ll have to brush up on skills that employers used to ignore. Picture: iStock

Millenials aren't just fighting each other, they're fighting robots

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

POLLIE TICKLED: No job? We can fix that

A whole new method of job-hunting on offer.

Get back on the job train with these top tips

Calls for job seekers ramp up ahead of employment boom

Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway Upgrade, Lend Lease. Lend Lease has taken on seven YR11 trainees on the Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway Upgrade via Youth Directions.
Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate

The RMS are expected to employ up to 1,000 people by early next year

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Are you ready for for the car crossbreeds?

The Kia Cross GT concept car from 2013 was a combination of luxury car, SUV and wagon.

Designers say to expect more automotive crossbreeds.

Mercedes-Benz drops first new G-Class SUV in 40 years

Retaining the look of the old G-Class was a priority for the new SUV. Picture: Supplied

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Original Bullitt Mustang found

Molly McQueen is reunited with her late grandfather's original Bullitt Ford Mustang from the 1968 movie. Picture: Supplied.

Molly McQueen's surprise reunion with the car her grandfather drove

Hardcore Mercedes off-roader finds softer 'G' spot

Wraps have officially come off the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-CLass, which was unveiled ahead of the North American International Auto Show.

Hard-edged Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been revealed.

The Spirit of Adventure alive in Preston's R700

THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE: Finding his old Mack R700 was the beginning of a friendship for Roger Preston and Glen Beutel.  INSET: The unrecognisable Mack R700 when it was located by Glen.

Roger and son reunited with their trucking beginnings

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