VIDEO: Waterspout signals start of wet week

As the weather starts to turn to rain, Travis Armstrong snapped this photo of a waterspout that appeared over Main Beach at Minnie Water on Sunday.

A rare sight spotted off the coast at Minnie Water

The East Timorese man bringing smiles to Coffs kids

"The kids here are very intelligent and clever. They have a lot of equipment to teach with here, but back in my school they have nothing. It's very new to me,” said Serafim.

Serafim has become a favourite among the kids at a local Pre-School.

Lightning causes delay at the races

Grafton's  Riding Club will host this year's Spring All Breeds competition

Lightning and rain cause disruption to today's TAB race meeting.






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Coffs Coast farmers encouraged to have say on rural crimes

FARMERS are invited to have their say on local rural crime issues at a special forum in Coffs Harbour tomorrow.

Phantom art competition at the Bunker

Artist's preparing for the Phantom Downunder Art Prize.

Coffs kids kicking off with respect

ON THE BALL: NRL Regional Development officer Garry Stevenson, Toormina High School students and Australian Army Thunder players PTE Joshua Calcagno, SPR Luke Skipper, PTE Tim Zaichenko, and LCPL Christopher O'Shannessy.

Coffs Coast kids learned there's more to sport than meets the eye.

New driving program for the disadvantaged

ON THE ROAD: This program offers the opportunity for people who have found it difficult to navigate the licensing system.

The program offers up to 10 free driving lessons with an instructor

Coffs Hotel celebrates 80 years

IN THE BAR: Coffs Hotel Crew 1930's style. Ray Alaban, Sunday Faynes, 90-year-old Alby McLean (who worked at the hotel when he was 20), Wally the jester (at rear) and publican Marty Philips welcome all to come celebrate.

The doors first opened at this beloved family-owned local in 1937

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Redundancies announced at JLP general freight division

John L Pierce general freight division to close.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

A taste of the country life without the hard work

HERITAGE PARK: This home on the cover of the Real Estate Property Guide has everything you love about semi-rural living.

Get a taste of the country life without all the hard work

Family law property settlement case study

Ask Manny a legal question.

This week's legal hypothetical with solicitor Manny Wood

Changes to HSC

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Employees to claim super tax deductions?

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Super tax deduction offered to employees in July

Hands-on course starts for apprentice chefs

ETC has started up its Yes Chef program for aspiring apprentices.

Do you know someone interested in a career in the kitchen

Broke by the sea: Coffs leads the way in bankruptcies

BROKE CITY: Coffs Harbour recorded the highest number of business related personal bankruptcies outside of Sydney in the last business quarter.

Coffs records the most regional NSW business related bankruptcies

Sgt Matthew Locke MG match

Bellingen Valley Dorrigo Magpies centre matt Bush takes on the Australian Army Thunder line in the annual Sgt Matthew Locke MG Charity Event. rugby league 25 February 2017 Bellingen Park Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

The annual Sgt Matthew Locke MG Charity Event at Bellingen Park was again an...

CHDCA cricket

Dorrigo's Dominic Beaumont is clean bowled against Nana Glen by Josh Bartlett. CHDCA cricket 25 February 2017 Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park hosted two CHDCA first grade cricket matches.

Golf - Coffs Harbour club champs

The Coffs Harbour Golf Club held the opening round of its club championships today and Daryl Parmenter tees off. 25 February 2017 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

The Coffs Harbour Golf Club held the opening round of its club championships.

FFA Cup - Tigers v Storm

The Coffs Coast Tigers hosted the Northern Storm in the opening round of the FFA Cup. soccer 25 February 2017 Polwarth Drive

The Coffs Coast Tigers hosted the Northern Storm in the opening round of the FFA...

Green Day's American Idiot The Musical

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

Two of Australia's biggest music legends, Chris Cheney of The Living End and Phil...

Bellingen High School damaged in vandalism attack

Bellingen High School fire

Bellingen High School was forced to close on Friday after vandals broke into the...

Paramedic protection plan announced

Gladys Berejiklian promises $48 million for paramedic protection plan.

Australia Post CEO to quit

Ahmed Fahour.

Ahmed Fahour is stepping down from his $5.6 million-a-year role

Sunday penalty rates slashed

Fair Work Commission agreed to cut Sunday penalty rates.

Mother's furious warning after babies given deadly virus

A HEARTBROKEN mother has warned people to stay away from babies if they’re sick after her twins contracted a deadly virus

Up to 40% of world's species facing destruction

Vatican brings together biologists, ecologists, economists

Love in a cold climate? 2017 Hyundai i30 road test review

COLD CRUISE: Testing Hyundai’s new i30 in the Korean winter ahead of the hatchback’s Australian arrival in April

Hyundai's sales success i30 small hatch about to be refreshed

LG G6 will come with $200 in Google Play credits

LG takes cheeky swipe at Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Star style at the Oscars 2017 red carpet

Nicole Kidman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Oscars 2017: Red Carpet Dresses and Outfits — Best Dressed Celebs.

What kills a woman's career helps a man's

Want to know the single worst career decision a woman can make?

Seven steps to happy thinking

A house plant helps keep the air around you fresh.

Take charge of your own happiness.

Blue Heelers' Ditch Davey joins 800 Words cast

Aussie actor crosses the Ditch again to play George Turner's brother Terry on Channel 7's family drama.

Muslim actor makes Oscars history

Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for Moonlight at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

MOONLIGHT star Mahershala Ali makes Academy Award history.

NO ONE OFF LIMITS: Kimmel burns down the house at Oscars

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

HOST delivers a torrent of abuse on Hollywood’s night of nights.

Oscars guest’s shocking wardrobe malfunction

Blanca Blanco arrives for the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 26 February 2017.

ACTRESS suffers X-rated wardrobe malfunction.

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

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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

New Rocky mine plans revealed, up to 500 workers needed

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: A mine that will eventually have the capacity to employ 500 workers is opening in CQ.

BOSS OF yet-to-be-built coal mine will hire CQ workers.

'Please, for god's sake give me a job': An old man's plea

James Lindley has finished his 6th university degree and is now looking for a new project to keep him occupied.

WATCH: 77-year-old opens up about a life with no purpose

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Game changer: Toyota C-HR small SUV road test and review

EDGY: The C-HR has been launched priced from $26,990, Toyota revealing a new style direction for its late but eagerly awaited entry to the crucial small SUV segment.

Toyota smashes the small SUV segment in style

Mercedes-Benz's premium ute hits Australian shores

PREMIUM CHOICE: Mercedes' striking new 4x4 double cab ute, due to go on sale here in 2018, does some Australian off-road testing before hitting our showrooms.

All-new Mercedes 4WD double-cab will go on sale next year

Toyota's new small SUV C-HR arrives priced from $26,990

NEW DIRECTION: 2WD manual version of the all-new C-HR small SUV can be had for $26,990 before on-roads, with an auto version from $28,990

Small SUV a style breakthrough for Toyota

All-new Range Rover Velar SUV confirmed

PHOTO TEASE: New Velar will be the fourth Range Rover SUV in the line-up, slotting in between the Evoque and Sport models and should cost around $75,000.

Fourth Range Rover SUV to be officially shown on March 1

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