NEW STRATEGY TO PROTECT SOLITARY ISLANDS MARINE PARK

A community information session regarding the future of Coffs Harbour's Solitary Islands Marine Park is underway tonight. The New South Wales government is seeking feedback on a new state-wide marine management strategy, which addresses ways ...
Read More

CHOIR RAISES RECORD FUNDS FOR TAREE WOMENS REFUGE

A choir from the University of the Third Age has sung its way to helping a Taree women's refuge. A series of concerts have been held to raise money for women and children fleeing domestic ...
Read More

‘ANGELA’ TO BRING SAFETY TO WOMEN IN PUBS AND CLUBS

Christmas is a busy time at pubs and clubs across the region, but it's not always enjoyable or safe for some. A new campaign taken up by the Manning Liquor Accord aims to help women ...
Read More

NATIONAL STILL LIFE ART AWARD FOR COFFS HARBOUR

Coffs Harbour's inaugural National Still Life Award , which carries prizemoney of $25,000, has attracted more than 600 entries from across Australia. The winning entry will receive $20,000 while the people's choice award will receive ...
Read More

SAWTELL RSL LAUNCHES SOUP KITCHEN FOOD DRIVE

More than 60 members of the Coffs Harbour community rely on The Uniting Church Soup Kitchen every day. Ahead of Christmas, the Sawtell RSL have launched their first ever food drive to help stock the ...
Read More

HELP MAYBE BE AT HAND FOR RAIL MUSEUM

Dorrigo's rail museum has never been opened to the public - but that could change following a visit by the state's tourism minister. Adam Marshall says the government will support a bid by the museum ...
Read More

CHILDREN REPORTEDLY PHOTOGRAPHED IN COFFS HARBOUR

Police are appealing for information after two men were seen taking photos of children on the Mid North Coast. In the first instance, two boys, aged nine and 10, were walking on Argyll Street in ...
Read More

PSYCHOLOGIST CHARGED OVER ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT OF SECOND CHILD PATIENT

A psychologist has been charged with the indecent assault of a second child patient on the Mid North Coast. The 51-year-old was initially charged back in May with child sex offences. Further investigations led to ...
Read More

TEACHING TEENS HOW TO MAKE SAFER CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

With thousands celebrating the end of an era at schoolies,  it seems there's no better time to remind teenagers about the importance of staying safe while out partying. Today - hundreds of year 11 students in ...
Read More

HAVE YOUR SAY ON UPGRADES TO THE MAIN STREET OF KEW

Upgrades to the main street of Kew are set to improve safety, accessibility and the overall look of the town. Now that the impacts of the Pacific Highway bypass are known, Port Macquarie-Hastings council is ...
Read More

NEW POLICE SQUAD FOR COFFS HARBOUR

The creation of a new regional police enforcement squad at Coffs Harbour is set to target drug and property crime across the north coast. Six additional police will be assigned to the squad which will ...
Read More

FIERY CRASH ENDS GRATON POLICE PURSUIT

Police were hot on the tail of a driver near Grafton this morning, but called off their chase moments before the car slammed into another and burst into flames. The fiery crash forced the closure ...
Read More

BABY AND ELDERLY MAN TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION IN COFFS BLAZE

A three-month-old child and a 90-year-old man have been treated for smoke inhalation, following a fire in a car which spread to an adjoining residence in Coffs Harbour last night. Police are investigating the incident ...
Read More

BREAKWALL CLEAN UP ON PORT MACQUARIE’S NORTH SHORE

A group of Port Macquarie residents say they're fed up with litter at the north shore breakwall. Today, a coordinated clean-up was held in a bid to tackle the ongoing issue ...
Read More

TWO PORT MACQUARIE ATTRACTIONS HAVE RECEIVED TOURISM AWARDS

Port Macquarie's tourism sector has been given a boost with two attractions receiving top honours at this year's New South Wales Tourism Awards in Sydney. Sea Acres Rainforest Centre won gold in the Visitor Information ...
Read More

LEADERBOARD SHAKEN UP ON DAY 2 OF THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Belgium's Thierry Neuville has leapt into the lead of the World Rally Championship after Hyundai teammate Andreas Mikkelsen crashed out on day two of the championship in Coffs Harbour. It's all but ruined Mikkelsen's chance ...
Read More

WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS UNLAWFULLY OBTAINED

Coffs Harbour has welcomed thousands of visitors for the World Rally Championship, but some spectators will find their tickets invalid. 1500 passes were unlawfully obtained on Thursday evening, then sold at a lower price. Police ...
Read More

COFFS HARBOUR COMMUNITY CLEANER AND GREENER

Keeping Coffs Harbour cleaner and greener was the mission of today's Sustainable Living Festival. Locals were out in force, learning ways they can make a difference ...
Read More

MANNING SENIORS GIFTED WITH CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Over 1000 Myall Lakes seniors tapped their toes to Christmas carols this week in the first of five regional concerts hosted by the state government. A number of well known performers including Darren Coggan, Peter ...
Read More

TICKETS TO WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP STOLEN

Hundreds of tickets to the World Rally Championship event in Coffs Harbour have been stolen. Police say a man falsely claiming to be an employee attended an event office in Coffs Harbour about 6.30pm on ...
Read More

HYUNDAI PUSHES AHEAD IN DAY ONE OF THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Day one of the World Rally Championship is underway in Coffs Harbour. Australia's top competitor Brendan Reeves sits at 13th in the international competition. He's just 7 minutes behind leader, Norwegian Andreas Mikkelson. Sarah-Jane Bell ...
Read More

SEALY LOOKOUT RECOGNISED AT STATE TOURISM AWARDS

Coffs Harbour's Sealy Lookout has once again received plenty of recognition at the NSW Tourism Awards. At the awards ceremony in Sydney last night, the popular local landmark won the Tourist Attractions category. The site ...
Read More

TWO PEOPLE IN SERIOUS CONDITION FOLLOWING CRASH AT TINONEE

A man and a woman have been airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition this afternoon. The pair were travelling along the Bucketts Way near Tinonee, when their vehicle left the ...
Read More

BLACK SPOT BYPASSED BY NEW PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE

One of the mid north coast's worst Pacific Highway black spots has finally been bypassed, with the opening of the Oxley Highway to Kundabung upgrade Drivers happy take a spin on the state's newest stretch ...
Read More

REC YA SHORTS TO EXPAND IN 2018

Coffs Harbour's youth film festival, Rec Ya Shorts, has established itself in local creative industries. Last night, Festival Director and mental health advocate, Dave Horsley, was given extra money to expand the festival in 20-18 ...
Read More

DE-SEXING DRIVE STARTS ON MID NORTH COAST

Baby animals are cute enough to make most melt, but sadly many have a tough start to life. The Animal Welfare League are offering subsidised de-sexing next week, hoping to curb the amount of animals ...
Read More

POLICE PRESENCE INCREASED FOR WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Coffs Harbour is gearing up for plenty of visitors this weekend, as rev-heads roll into town for the World Rally Championship. Police are warning drivers not to get caught up in the excitement ...
Read More

THE MID NORTH COAST TACKLES CHILDHOOD OBESITY HEAD ON

Health leaders from across the state gathered in Port Macquarie today, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity in the region. The Mid North Coast community is one of many working with the state government ...
Read More

FUTURE OF ROCKY HILL NOW IN HANDS OF PAC

The final decision of the proposed Rocky Hill Coal Mine is now in the hands of the Planning Assessment Commission. It comes after the second and final day of public hearings in Gloucester, which heard ...
Read More

CALLS FOR FERRY BREAKDOWN PLAN ON PORT MACQUARIE’S NORTH SHORE

There are calls for Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to implement an SMS messaging system, to alert residents when a ferry has broken down. It comes after major engine problems forced the closure of the Settlement Point ...
Read More