Country Championships offers a judo challenge

GOLD POWER: Obi Laidlaw from Coffs Harbour PCYC Judo Club (in white) lifts his opponent in a risky throw on his way to a gold medal during last year's Country Championships.

Judo NSW Country Championships at Sportz Central this weekend.

A busy time in the surf

Paddling out on the boards during the Hugo Smyth Memorial Island Classic hosted by Coffs Harbour SLSC at Park Beach.Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Coffs Harbour SLSC hosts a couple of big events this weekend.

Injured Lanning prepares to watch Ashes from sidelines

AUSSIES WITHOUT MEG: Meg Lanning in action for the Southern Stars last season.

Sunday sees Southern Stars begin their Ashes series against England.

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Heroes to run baton as community thanks their commitment

DOZENS of local heroes given honour of running the Queen's Baton ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Spectacular photo of Migaloo beats 10,000 entries in comp

Award-winning professional photographer Craig Parry has claimed glory again after his 2016 photo of white humpback whale Migaloo beat 10,000 entries to win the Underwater World category of Russias prestigious Golden Turtle awards.

North Coast photographer wins prestigious international award

Local heroes relay Queen's message to Commonwealth Games

FINE FOUR: Local Queen's Baton bearers Tom Strickland, Mick McGarigan, Phillip Lane and Stephen Glyde.

Host of locals nominated to carry the Queen's Baton

Flood-affected residents starting to feel stress, anxiety

Cyclone Debbie' influence went far and wide, these floods near Lismore, NSW.

The six month mark is when reality starts hitting home

Go bananas at the Big Banana's latest addition

NEW: The Go Banana Fun Zone, the Big Banana's newest attraction, has opened its doors. The Big Banana's gift shop manager Elizabeth Courtenay tries her hand at one of the games.

The Big Banana peels open a new attraction

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Ten big events to keep an eye out for on the Coffs Coast

Ten big events coming to Coffs Harbour to keep an eye out for.

Change in Rally Australia's running order

RESCHEDULING OF STAGES: The Friday afternoon stages of Kennards Hire Rally Australia in November will move north of Coffs Harbour.

Kennards Hire Rally Australia will feature new competitive stages

Paul Kelly announces massive Australian tour

Paul Kelly is going on a 16-date national tour in November.

Music legend thrills fans with the announcement of a massive tour.

A whole new world for Hiba in Aladdin

DREAM COME TRUE: Hiba Elchikhe plays Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin The Musical.

Award-winning Disney musical Aladdin set to premiere at QPAC

Local businesses get leg up with funds

Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches Chamber of Commerce President Cherie Topfer (left) and Secretary Sherry Price (right) with ETC Director Ian Preston.

The effort to support Woolgoolga businesses has received a boost.

Natural living with natural home-wares

Caroline Thompson is the brains behind Janggalay online and pop-up stores.

Is boho or luxe coastal your dream decorating style?

Super savings at supermarket for our seniors

SAVINGS: A government partnership offers savings to seniors shopping at Woolies.

Seniors are the winners from a new Woolies partnership

Coffs Coast summer holidays getting better and better

DEVELOPMENT: Discovery Parks Emerald Beach will open new accommodation in time for summer.

New cabins being built at Emerald Beach park

Social media for small business

What is your social media strategy?

How to create a business Facebook page that converts

Coffs growth plan begins locally

FORWARD PLANNING:  The Regional Australia Institute has released a report analysing the growth of regional cities.

What is a government City Deal and are we ready in Coffs Harbour?

In the crowd at Midnight Oil

Just some of the more than 8,000 people who saw Midnight Oil in concert in Coffs Harbour as part of the band's The Great Circle Tour.

More than 8,000 music goers saw Midnight Oil play on its The Great Circle Tour in...

Women pictured during orgasm: ‘The O Project’

‘The O Project’ by photographer Marcus Alberti captures women’s expressions before...

Oztag Junior Championships

Coffs Harbour 15 boys take on NSW Country Bulls at the Australian Oztag Junior Championships on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

It was wet and games were shortened after Saturday's play was cancelled but there...

Midnight Oil perform at the Big Pineapple on Sunshine Coast

Peter Garrett and Midnight Oil at The Big Pineapple.

Peter Garrett and Midnight Oil perform live at The Big Pineapple Fields on the...

Adani protest

Crowd protesting in Brisbane.

A crowd has gathered outside Adani headquarters in Brisbane.

The Bachelorette Ep.10 recap

Sophie Monk is Australia's 2017 Bachelorette. Supplied by Channel 10.

It's time for Sophie to meet the families.

A day in the life of Julie Ferguson

Ever wondered what Julie Ferguson from Ozharvest does in a day?

2018 Kia Sorento launches with true technical colours

Safety and info tech shine under the 2018 Kia Sorento's conservative palette.

HOME STYLE: Put thought into office functionality

A functional office is key to working from home.

Hitting the right balance between design and function is crucial.

$10 lipstick better than expensive brands

Rachael sad the Sportsgirl lipsticks are some of their best selling beauty products.

How Sportsgirl’s new range of budget cosmetics stack up

Volvo's new Polestar offshoot blazing electric trail

Polestar, a new stand-alone premium electric-vehicle company owned by Volvo

Volvo's new premium brand Polestar is gunning for Tesla.

The Aldi special buy you won't be getting

Shoppers outside discount supermarket chain Aldi. Picture: Rohan Kelly

Australian ALDI shoppers will miss out on another popular item

Return of Honda Type R shows poise and punch

The Honda Civic Type R has returned.

The prized Honda Type R has made a triumphant return.

Does your home town feature in winning travel video?

Weather at Maroochydore Beach at 9.30am.

Alexandra Franco wins people's choice award called Queensland.

Tom Hanks shows his writing skills with new book

TWO-TIME Academy Award winner Tom Hanks has turned his hand to writing short stories.

Packer opens up on ‘Mariah mistake’

James Packer says his romance with Mariah Carey was a mistake for both of them. Picture: Getty

James Packer has broken his silence on his ill-fated engagement

Popular exhibition coming to an end

Cute Sugar Glider by Mark West. A highly commended junior entry.

Local artists submit high quality work in latest exhibition.

Weinstein’s sex rehab isn’t going too well

epa06254009 (FILE) - US producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for the Jury Cinecoles ceremony during the 13th annual Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco, 06 December 2013 (reissued 09 October 2017). According to media reports on 09 October 2017, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded, after additional information surfaced concerning his conduct amid accusations of decades of sexual harassment. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO / POOL

Harvey Weinstein’s sex rehab isn’t going too well

Start living the Jetty dream now

OCEAN VIEWS: This is the view from this stylish Jetty apartment

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What school leavers must do to land a job

School leavers who want a job next year must start preparing now.

School is ending - here is how to become workforce ready

Which state has the highest salary?

Mining, resources and energy workers are some of the best paid in Australia

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There are plenty of jobs for pizza cooks in Australia.

Finding a job depends greatly on where you're looking for one

How to nail that job interview

Congratulations on landing a job interview - now it is time to nail it.

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Dream crushed as 'no one wants to hire a foreigner'

Suzan Aliny.. "My children are very sad to leave their school already."

Skilled migrant speaks out about employment difficulties

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Last Australian car to be built today

The 2017 Holden Commodore on the production line in Elizabeth. Photo: Joshua Dowling.

Ford, Toyota and Holden shut their factories today

The secret plan that could have saved Holden revealed

This concept car wasn't just for show. Holden explored the possibility of building a smaller Torana and large SUV off the same "platform” as the Commodore.

All options considered ahead of closure.

Recall on leading electric car maker's new vehicle

The 2017 Tesla Model X.

Tesla has recalled some of its Model X variants.

Latest Lexus NX marks time

The updated Lexus NX has just been released.

Minor tweaks for 2018 model Lexus NX SUV.

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