Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Provides local and regional news coverage for Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Articles from March 2, 2011

ALP Skates on Thin Ice
IT won't fill the local ALP faithful with joy to know its Coffs Harbour candidate for this month's State election has all but conceded. David Quinn joined incumbent member Andrew Fraser and the Greens' Rodney Degens at a C[pounds sterling]meet the...
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Athletes Claim 50 Medals; Sawtell/Toormina Shines at Regional Little as in Newcastle
HOT, humid conditions, followed by lightning and rain, were not enough to stop Sawtell-Toormina athletes winning 50 medals at the Regional Little Athletics Championships in Newcastle. The haul of 18 gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze means that 26 athletes...
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Audi Adds a New Word in Fuel Saving
AUDI Australia has introduced a new dimension in fuel efficiency to the flagship A8 range with the addition of two outstanding TDI diesel engines. Joining the existing 4.2 FSI petrol V8 will be a 184 kW six-cylinder 3.0 TDI and a 258 kW V8 4.2 TDI....
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Australia Puzzled by Spot-Fixing Claim
AUSTRALIA team manager Steve Bernard has dismissed as C[pounds sterling]ludicrousC[yen] claims the side's opening batsmen are under investigation from the International Cricket Council after batting slowly during their World Cup match against Zimbabwe....
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Buckley Confirms Fury A-League Exit
FOOTBALL: Football Federation Australia boss Ben Buckley yesterday confirmed North Queensland Fury had been axed from the A-League after being deemed C[pounds sterling]too big of a financial riskC[yen]. Buckley flew into Townsville with A-League...
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Climate-Change Sceptics in Line for a Seismic Shaking
ONLY one single, solitary, three-line letter of support followed Saturday's a[approximately]Disasters tame the sceptics' column. aI totally agree with every word ... it's a shame that there are not more people, like yourself, who can disseminate...
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Flexible and Active Learning
MOST people would imagine walking into a flexible learning environment with 90 children working on small group projects would be a noisy experience. However, spread across three opened St Augustine's classrooms, the Year 6 students were not silent...
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It's a Hell of an Upgrade
CyTHE highway to hell' is the way Emerald Beach and Emerald Heights residents are describing the Pacific Highway upgrade as their lives are turned upside down while construction moves on. Increased noise, decreased privacy and a lack of what they...
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Jazzing Up Sports for Girls
Byline: Claire Simmonds POPULAR emerging sports such as Zumba, circus skills and cheerleading should be examined by education authorities to get girls back into sport. Local Australian Sports Commission coach Bruce Wallace who co-ordinates the...
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Korean's Impressive Styling; Rivals Struggle Next to Kia's All-Rounder
Byline: Iain Curry Iain.Curry@scnews.com.au KIA is the type of brand that makes it hard to be a motoring writer these days. Five years ago you could count on the likes of Kia to produce something of questionable build quality with soggy driving...
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Locals Do Well at JDS
TENNIS NEWS Any club or person can send Tony Polack information for this column. If you have anything tennis that you want promoted or reported please contact Tony on 0428 454 928. The email address is tpolack@optusnet.com.au OVER the weekend...
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Northern Bypass Is Open
IT has taken years of lobbying, hard work and small triumphs, but the opening of northern section of the Ballina bypass is finally open. Southbound motorists travelling into Ballina will now drive under a bridge at the Ross Lane interchange on to...
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One Toothbrush, Flushed; CONTINUOUS NOVEL: EPISODE 18
I ARRIVE at Daz's place a an investment he bought at a asteala before the market acorrecteda. He intended to turn it over, make a killing, ended up moving in. It's been renovated in a Tuscan style, like every second canal-front home. The brick exterior...
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RDH Is Here for the Long Haul; GM Says Mega Dairy Will Operate to Best Practice Standards
Byline: Ute Schulenberg AMID the continuing controversy about the planned upgrade of existing dairies at both Yellow Rock and North Bank roads, Raleigh Dairy Holdings general manager and shareholder Stuart Brander wants to allay community fears....
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Reps Face Formidable Opponent for Arthur Tonkin Shield Glory
THE Mid North Coast representative team faces the highly rated New England team on Saturday to fight for the Arthur Tonkin Shield. The Axemen will not only be fighting a well-respected opponent at Advocate Rugby Park this weekend, but they need...
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Safety Myths Are Injurious; Junior Rugby League Is One of the Safest Team Sports on Offer
FRESH from leading the charge for limited interchange in Group 2 first grade matches, ARL development officer Mike Castle is saddling up for his next crusade. Castle used university research and case studies as one of his tools to convince delegates...
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Small Car Delivers Big Safety
THE Ford Fiesta's safety reputation continues to grow after recently earning a five-star crash test rating in China. The latest crash result makes it one of the first cars in its segment to earn top crash test ratings in each of the world's largest...
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Speeding Drivers on Mobile Hit List
FED up with speedsters hooning around the Coffs Coast, police and Coffs Harbour City Council have joined forces in a major blitz. They're installing mobile electronic speed signs on local roads and officers will throw the book at drivers caught...
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Stab Victim Knifed 10 Times in Attack at Nambucca Heads
CALEB Jarrett sustained 10 stab and slash wounds but the one that pierced his heart killed him. Forensic pathologist Prof. Timothy Lyons, who examined Mr Jarrett's body, told a Coffs Harbour Supreme Court murder trial this wound had led to bleeding...
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Time to Let the Editor Know
AS the editor of The Advocate, I get to make a call on more than 500 stories every week. How we treat the various issues, debates, controversies, promotions, scandals, investigations and stories of hope and inspiration is based on many contributing...
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Top Sport Serves Up Dream Ride; It's Fun, Fun, Fun, and Comfy
SOMETIMES it's nice to get caught up in the daydream of life. Sometimes it's nice to dream about what you would do with that big Lotto win, about watching the sun rise on a yacht off the Whitsundays, about sleeping in past 5am on a Sunday. It's...
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Tourism Gets the World Rally Torque
Byline: Belinda Scott ROLL out the welcome mat, be prepared to extend your opening hours, take occasional arrogance from overseas visitors in your stride and get together to offer special experiences. That was the advice from Michael Masi, the...
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