Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

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

Articles from July 1, 2009

Celebrate Sawtell's Festival
TWO locals, so the story goes, were feeling cold in Sawtell 11years ago and decided to heat things up with a chilli festival. Every year since, the Sawtell Chamber of Commerce has worked to see this festival grow stronger. At last year's festival,...
Council Gets Its Teeth into the Fluoride Debate
Byline: Belinda Scott TOXIC mouths versus toxic chemicals was the debate at last week's Coffs Harbour City Council meeting when councillors debated a motion put forward by Cr Rodney Degens to move towards halting the fluoridation of the city's water...
Dunn-O Where Liam Will Go
Byline: Greg White WILL he one day appear on centre court at Wimbledon, or participate in the National Touch titles at BCU International Stadium? Maybe, Liam Dunn will eventually hear his name read out for the Australian Olympic team, or in the...
Giant Dairy Project No Feedlot, Says Joe
Byline: UTE SCHULENBERG RUMOURS have it that the new look of the dairy industry at Raleigh will be feed lots. But manager of the New Zealand-owned company Raleigh Dairy Holdings, Joe Pearce, says that couldn't be further from the truth. "Feed...
Hot 'Pies Source Qld Super 14 Flanker and Former Origin Winger
Byline: Greg White IF bookmakers were operating on the Group 2 premiership, the odds available for Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo would be shortening dramatically. The Magpie's coach Josh White celebrated his re-appointment for the 2010 season yesterday...
New Hoist Gives Mechanics Scope to Work on Big Trucks
HI-TECH Drivelines and Leonard Mufflers recently installed a heavy duty truck hoist, allowing owners Travis and Melissa Goff and their team to undertake big jobs, such as custom building their own exhausts on trucks, small buses and motorhomes. They...
Picturesque Town Settled in Late 1800s
URUNGA is a small picturesque coastal town situated on either side of the Kalang River at the mouth of the Bellinger River. It has a population of about 3000, and is found 18km north of Nambucca Heads and 26km south of Coffs Harbour - part of the popular...
{PLEASE EXPLAIN MINISTER} {Bureaucratic Blunder Leads to Flood Payout for Coffs Lady}
Byline: CRAIG McTEAR HAS the Rudd Government finally found its heart and recognised the Coffs Coast residents affected by the March 31 flood? Or was the $1000 disaster payment it recently made to one of those victims a dreadful blunder. The...
Plenty of Fun Things to Do in Urunga Area
THERE'S plenty of family fun activities, entertainment and places to see, in the Urunga area. For example: * Take a boat ride - hire a boat from Anchors Wharf at Urunga or the Bellinger River Park at Mylestom * Go for a walk - along the Urunga...
Producers and Consumers Lose in Beef Price Rip-Off
Byline: Belinda Scott belinda.scott@coffscoastadvocate.com.au BEEF producers and eaters are being robbed. Why is it so? All around the State lamb prices are soaring, with sales of $170 a head common and a top of $183 recorded. The Land trade...
Rail Crossing Research Welcomed
THE Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has welcomed a recommendation by the House of Representative's Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government to further research the use of cut-in radio warning...
Rookie Rider Surfs Success
BRODIE Murray is a young athlete who has sort of fallen into longboard surfing - where she has found almost instant success. Always athletic, but more used to swimming and soccer, the 18-year-old also enjoyed taking time out to surf on a short board....
Thieves Make Fast Getaway with Motorbike, Helmets and Jacket
Byline: Craig McTear craig.mctear@coffscoastadvocate.com.au THIEVES have ridden away with a motorbike, a jacket and two helmets from Coffs Harbour's Griffith Avenue. The intruders forced a rear garage door some time between 7am and 4pm on Monday...