Sportz Central's major facelift

New floors have been installed on the basketball courts at Sportz central.

The courts at Sportz Central good as new with refurbished floors.

'Like a scene from a doomsday sci-fi movie': Flames burn through Tarkeeth Forest

Flames burn through Tarkeeth Forest as part of Forestry Corporation's logging operation.

Logging operation said to subject residents to air pollution

Quinn grabs ARC lead

EAT MY DUST: Nathan Quinn is leading the ARC drivers championship after a runner-up finish at the Forest Rally in Western Australia.

More points after runner-up finish in Western Australia.

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South Grafton Cenotaph

In March 2017 the South Grafton Cenotaph was relocated for the fourth time in its 94-year history. An Anzacs of Greece Commemorative marble plaque placed at the...

The Anzac Legacy

Why is Anzac Day so important to us?

History of the Railway Workshops War Memorial

Ipswich Railway Sub-Branch treasurer Ian 'Spike' Dainer talks about the significance of the North Ipswich Railway Workshops war memorial and how workmen paid money...

Change of Anzac Day scenery for Repton's Captain Palmer

THIS year Anzac Day will be very different for veteran Captain Emma Palmer who is a familiar figure at the Dawn Service in her hometown of Repton.

Fancy sale 50 years in the making

SUPER SALE: Norma McConnell of Fancy Dress Hire is preparing to sell off 50 years worth of costumes.

Costume store opens racks for purchase after 50 years.

LAUNCH OFF: New tourism venture promotes local culture

SPLASH: Grab your mates and enjoy a day on the water while learning about the Gumbaynggirr culture with WYAT in Coffs Harbour.

Water fun and culture rolled into one

Heroic husband is remembered: 'He was a very strong man'

TIME TO REMEMBER: Steve Dexter served in North Africa and fought in the Siege of Tobruk.

Coffs Harbour widow pays tribute to Tobruk veteran

50,000 ways Suncorp lends a helping hand

CUSTOMER FOCUSED: Suncorps CEO Customer Platforms Gary Dransfield with Emma Gambin and Jason Eversham

A $50,000 donation will mean the world to local business

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Patti Smith: the mother of punk gave Jim Morrison his wings

THE poet and singer offered one of the most exhilarating performances in recent Bluesfest history.

UPDATED: Patti Smith donates large sum for flood recovery

Patti Smith at Bluesfest 2017 in Byron Bay.

The artist performed two shows at Bluesfest 2017

Bluesfest Day 2: From Jason Momoa to Mary J Blige

Hollywood star Jason Momoa was happy to interacts with fans backstage at Bluesfest 2017.

Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon gave the festival a Hollywood touch

Bluesfest Day 1: Standing ovation for Patti Smith

 OVATION: Patti Smith conjuring the magic of her seminal album "Horses"

She will play an acoustic set tonight.

Coffs Coast family business sparks expansion

FAMILY-RUN: Trevor, Matthew and Bradley Gosling outside the new Gosling Electrical premises.

Old fashioned business sense pays off

Jobs to support small business growth

CHESS CEO Paul Kelly and Headspace Coffs Harbour manager Shelley Rowe have teamed with the NSW Business Chamber to tackle rising youth unemployment on the Coffs Coast.

Jobs for the Coast: The Advocate's local employment campaign.

Insurance inside superannuation

Growing wealth financial planning concept

Superannuation matters with financial planner Shane Gourley

Divorce, dementia and death

The Greek Goddess of Justice, known as Themis.

This week's legal hypothetical with solicitor Manny Wood

Flood damage report

Scenes from the North Coast-based Westpac Rescue Lifesaver Helicopter which has responded to 18 missions during the flood emergency.

Landholders urged to report flood stock equipment and fencing losses

From the paddock to the plate

SHOWCASE: Greg Tyler of Dorrigo washes his prize bull, a 1,146-kilogram Hereford, called Hillview Charles, at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.

We all have a steak in Australia agriculture

Logies 2017: Award winners

Best News Panel, Current Affairs program: The Project (Ten)

The best of Australia's television stars are rewarded for their work in a range of...

Group 2 - Magpies v Ghosts

Grafton Ghosts fullback Mitch Lollback looks for a gap to run through against the Bellingen Valley-Dorrigo Magpies. Group 2 rugby league 23 April 2017 Bellingen Park Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

In Group 2 action, the Grafton Ghosts turned a 16-10 lead over Bellingen early in...

Logies 2017

Stars flock to the red carpet for the 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards

MNC Rugby - Snappers v Wauchope

Coffs Rugby Snappers prop James Bellamy proves a handful for the Wauchope Thunder backs to tackle. MNC Rugby union 22 April 2017

The Coffs Snappers got their 2017 MNC Rugby campaign off to a positive start with a...

Fires burn through Tarkeeth State Forest

Fires burn through Tarkeeth State Forest as part of Forestry Corporation's logging...

Samsung S8 review

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung S8 review.

Chloe-May Kabealo, 8, tells of flood crash escape

Chloe-May Kabealo, 8, tells of flood crash escape.

REVIEW: Samsung S8+ wins with bigger, slim screen

Two major factors puts an end to smartphone search

SOAPBOX: Who's to blame if a teen turns bad?

Teenagers have massive pressure put on them.

Stop whingeing about teenagers. It's time we cut them some slack

High flying Ford Mondeo gets refreshed for 2017

FALCON'S SHADOW: Range-wide revised equipment levels for the 2017 Ford Mondeo with new alloys, better infotainment and funky new colour

2017 updates for Ford's family sedans and wagons

'Prove the human brain functions properly on vegan diet'

Jenny and John Cameron.

Dairy farmer invites vegans to answer questions in letter

15 years in anorexia hell: How Coast woman cheated death

Millie Thomas spent more than 15 years in the grips of anorexia nervosa, but is now healthy and hoping to help others.

Anorexia survivor who nearly died dedicates life to helping others

Globetrotting ocean lover can't believe how lucky we are

Geoff Gearheart is a fascinating man, who's lived all over the world with his partner Elizabeth Johnstone and daughter Ella, 3, and he can't believe how lucky the Sunshine Coast is as a region.

Tree clearing debate shows Geoff how lucky the Sunshine Coast is

The dark history of honeymoons

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island.

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to get away with the new husband or wife

Amber Heard, billionaire Elon Musk in Queensland

ACTRESS Amber Heard’s billionaire boyfriend Elon Musk has finally been spotted out and about in on the Gold Coast.

Dave Hughes almost went too far in Logies monologue

Dave Hughes skewered the A-list in his opening monologue

Mackay lawyer dishes on MKR behind the scenes

Della Whearty from MKR.

Mackay lawyer talks her My Kitchen Rules journey.

Lisa Curry and fiance sell up Sunshine Coast property

I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! contestant Lisa Curry with partner Mark Tabone after being evicted from the South African jungle. Picture: Dylan Robinson ***EMBARGOED 7:30pm March 9th***

Plans for dream home on hold at Mount Mellum place on market

SOLD: Iconic M'boro pub set to be transformed

Shane Muller from Maryborough Motorcycles will be opening up a showroom and café at the Shamrock Hotel.

The Shamrock Hotel is set to be transformed in the next two months.

Coast developer looks to prime real estate's future

MANY OPTIONS: Sunshine Coast developer Graeme Juniper is considering what to do with a prime piece of real estate he owns on Radical Bay on Magnetic Island, near Townsville.

Radical Bay is World Environment Heritage-listed.

This small box of a unit just sold for $1 million

Elizabeth Bay unit has charming views to Sydney Heads.

If this doesn't scream 'housing bubble', nothing does.

MILLIONAIRES ROW: Is this Toowoomba's biggest house?

STUNNING PROPERTY: The home in lot five at Kara View Court is framed with Table Top Mountain as a backdrop.

When entering Kara View Crt, it's hard to ignore the stunning home

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'Screw it': 640 job applications but still no work

THAT'S A NO: Joshua Mitchell has applied for 640 jobs and had just two interviews.

Is this Queensland's unluckiest job seeker?

Plenty of jobs for tradies in wake of Cyclone Debbie

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

An army of tradies is expected to head to cyclone-ravaged regions

Business 'blown away' after 140 people apply for one job

A total 140 people applied for a casual receptionist position at Harrup Park.

Jobseekers up against the odds for some positions

No time to respond to job applicants? Google CEO does.

Girl, 7, delighted to get personal response from Google boss

South dominates manufacturing grants applications

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham praised Maryborough's Downer Rail.

Most manufacturing grants applications from southern Queensland

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Mercedes points to its compact future with Concept A sedan

SMOOTH: Concept A is basically an A Class four-door sedan, and looks like an attractive evolution of the current CLA shape.

Merc boosts its compacts with Concept A

Mazda2 facelift road test and review: a safe bet

REVISED MAZDA2: Prices remain the same but facelift delivers welcome technology updates to popular compact.

Chart-topper Mazda2 even safer bet

Dodge creates a tyre-smoking road legal drag car

WEAPON: Supercharged 6.2-litre Hemi Demon V8 produces 626kW and 1044Nm, hits 60mph (97kmh) in 2.3 seconds and sprints the quarter-mile in just 9.65 seconds.

Nine-second street legal drag car breaks host of records

New Skoda Octavia and Octavia RS arrives

NICE RS: Fresh styling, added kit, simplified range and hotter RS model for Skoda's Octavia range

Facelifted Octavia range in showrooms

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