Yasi downgraded to Category 4


CYCLONE Yasi has been downgraded to a Category 4 system as it continues to sweep inland after crossing the coast.

The huge storm is expected  to continue its run as far as Mt Isa, carrying high winds and pelting rain on its path.

There are fears the rain will extend to the Northern Territory and South Australia, and possibly Victoria, with the potential to cause a new round of flooding across much of the nation.

Meteorologist are monitoring it closely and have issued flood warnings for some North Queensland rivers.

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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