What's happening on the Coffs Coast this week

The Chilli Fest is back once again.
The Chilli Fest is back once again. Claudia Jambor


Sawtell Chilli Festival

First Avenue, Sawtell.

The festival is an incredibly fun day out for the whole family with street performances, rides for the kids, live music and dancing and, of course, the annual Chilli Eating Competition.

Other competitions include the Spanish/Mexican style Fancy Dress Competition and the Chilli-themed Hat Parade.

Coffs Harbour City Ballroom Dancing Titles

Doors open 11am at St John Paul College Auditorium, Hogbin Dr.

The program starts at noon with plenty of social dancing, competitive dancing, entertainment, great music, raffles, great food and a lot of good fun for all to enjoy of any age.

The Coffs Harbour City Ballroom Dancing titles will be held at John Paul College once again this year.
The Coffs Harbour City Ballroom Dancing titles will be held at John Paul College once again this year. Leigh Jensen

Gallery 2453

59 Hickory Street, Dorrigo

This weekend marks the final days for the May-June Exhibition, which includes paintings, glassware, photographs, prints, jewellery, cards, woodwork, and sculpture. The selection changes monthly and all works are for sale.



9.30am at Castle St, Coffs Harbour

Head down to the Coffs Harbour City Council Chambers at 9.30am for a 10am start of the official flag raising, morning tea and NAIDOC Week Awards.


NAIDOC Concert

6pm at Jetty Memorial Theatre, Harbour Dr

CHASE & Deadly Factor Presents The Songlines NAIDOC Concert - full of fun and local performing talent.

The NAIDOC Week ceremony will take place on Monday.
The NAIDOC Week ceremony will take place on Monday. David Barwell


Who You Gunna Call Forum

10am-3pm at Coffs Harbour Showground.

Hosted by Aboriginal Health Mid North Coast Local Health District, the forum is an opportunity for community to engage with health service providers and is a fun and relaxing day for all.


Caring for Country Planting the Seed

10am at Diggers Beach.

Hosted by Ngurrala Aboriginal Corporation and Primary Health Network North Coast - Close the Gap, this is a chance to learn more about bush native species and help out with important regeneration.


Family Golf Day

Novotel Pacific Bay Resort.

A day of family fun on the golf course hosted by CHASE Committee, and sponsored by Miiyinda La Goori Mens Group.

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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