The bodies of a father and daughter, missing for more than two weeks, have been found in sand dunes on a far north coast beach.

Police and SES teams searched the area around Pottsville today after receiving a tip-off.

The search for a young Maitland man, who’s been missing since late last year, will intensify tomorrow.

21-year-old Pip Manley was last seen by friends in the early hours of Friday, November 22.

And Tony Abbott has confirmed that former defence force chief Peter Cosgrove will be our next Governor General.