Halfway creek tragedy unfolds

A GOLD Coast man hit speeds of more than 150km/h on the Pacific Highway, causing an off-duty policeman to smash head-on into a semi-trailer, killing him instantly near Halfway Creek, a court has heard.

Detective David McCormack was driving home when he was killed on August 12, 2007.

Chevron Island resident Mark Bombardieri, 22, has pleaded guilty to aggravated dangerous driving causing the death of Det. McCormack.

In Lismore District Court last week, Bombardieri wept, along with Det. McCormack's family and friends, when the officer's widow, Fiona, read her victim's impact statement.

The case was adjourned to July 24 for defence arguments.

Enticer to 'Tri' and win bike

COME TRI: A shorter distance event for those new to the sport is being held as part of the bcu Coffs Tri weekend.

Enticer at Coffs Tri for those thinking about doing first triathlon.

Valla search unable to find missing swimmer

An aerial view of Valla Beach.

Hopes of finding swimmer who went missing at Valla Beach are fading.

Son of Ibrahim's bodyguard gunned down in Coffs Harbour

SHOOTING VICTIM: Nemilote 'Nim' Ngata (right) with John Ibrahim. Ngata was shot in Coffs Harbour on February 10, 2018.

The son of Semi Ngata, shot three months ago, was hit by a shotgun

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