Sunrise weather presenter Nuala Hafner was in Woolgoolga for live crosses helping to promote the Curryfest festival.
Sunrise weather presenter Nuala Hafner was in Woolgoolga for live crosses helping to promote the Curryfest festival. Trevor Veale

Editorial - July 15: Crowd sees the sun rise on Woopi

WHAT a glowing endorsement for Woolgoolga yesterday's live Sunrise broadcast proved.

There's nothing like gaining national exposure to draw crowds to a community event and yesterday's Channel Seven weather crosses will no doubt have won a new audience for the town's Curryfest in September.

Billed as a bit of Bollywood by the beach and a celebration of curry on the coast, this truly unique festival is sure to appeal to travellers from further afield now the word is out.

Ten years strong, Woolgoolga's signature event remains a festival of strong community spirit and a tip of the turban to the Sikh Indian community.

With the Northern Beaches' blueberry industry said to be in the midst of major growth and a host of other trade potentials on the table between the Coffs Coast and India, the visit of Indian Consul-General Sunjay Sudhir will be timely.

The Consul-General's delegation will arrive in the city next month to network with local business owners.

Greater trade relations with India, the world's seventh largest economy and third largest by purchasing power parity could be fostered as an opportunity of great worth to the local community.

Matt Deans
Editor



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