Two awards worthy of our region

ANYONE who has ever visited the Pet Porpoise Pool here in Coffs Harbour knows what a wonderful, magical place it is.

So in some respects, it comes as no surprise to us biased locals to hear that we are home to the best tourist attraction in the whole of Australia.

On Friday night, at a glittering awards ceremony in Melbourne, the Pet Porpoise Pool scooped the top prize in the national tourism awards.

And it didn't stop there with NSW grabbing more awards than any other state.

A big well done to CEO Paige Sinclair and her staff.

And a big splash to all the dolphins and seals, and every other wonderful creature living there, who have all helped make the attraction No.1.

Simply the best.

  • WHILE we are on the subject of handing out the plaudits, we must also congratulate Peter Dubois, a Coffs Harbour tow truck driver who pulled a man from a burning vehicle in November, 2007.

Peter was on his way to a two-vehicle accident in November of 2007 when he dragged the driver of a burning vehicle to safety following an accident.

The selfless act of heroism saved driver Justin Brown's life.

So the bravery award to Peter Dubois is a fitting one.

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