Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

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Articles from July 20, 2011

Back-to-Back SES Wins Deserves Heroes Welcome
Byline: CRAIG MCTEAR COFFS HARBOUR has turned on a heroes welcome for our world-class SES crew. The six-man team was mobbed at the airport yesterday on their return from New Zealand where they placed a sensational ninth in the World Rescue Challenge....
Course Information for All Cup Punters
Opening: Gates open at 11.30am Thursday, August 4. First race at 12.32pm and the VB Gold Cup (Race 7) will be at 4.06pm. Alcohol-free zone: Howard St is again an alcohol-free zone, from midnight the day before the Coffs Cup through to midnight on...
Court Rejects Berlusconi Defence Complaint
MILAN (AFP): A court has rejected jurisdiction challenges by Silvio Berlusconi's defence team in the Italian prime minister's trial for abuse of power and paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl. Lawyers for the 74-year-old billionaire playboy had...
From A[euro][approximately]mucking Out' to Carnival A[euro][approximately]best Dressed'
THE last time Face of the Carnival Jessica Portsmouth went to the races, she worked as a strapper, caring for horses and picking up manure. aFor me, winning Face of the Carnival was way more exciting than making it the state finals of Miss Universe,a...
Fun Begins Well before Racing Starts
CUP day may be a fortnight away, but the 2011 Carlton MID Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Carnival begins this Sunday, July 24, with the NBN Community Cups Race Day. Gates will open at 11.30am for a seven-race TAB program with The Tarraray Pet Retreat Sawtell...
Grave Robbers Steal Children's Plaques
Byline: Matt Deans THIEVES who have targeted local graveyards have hit a new low Co stealing from the headstones of children. The families of young boys and girls buried at the Karangi Lawn Cemetery are upset and incensed that thieves have now...
Jockey Aims for Title Win
Jockey's Premiership Matthew Paget 42 Raymond Spokes 39 Samantha Munro (a) 30 Matthew Bennett 26 Kevin Forrester 21 Priscilla Schmidt (a) 21 Peter Graham 20 Scott Seamer 20 TOP Coffs Harbour jockey Raymond Spokes returns...
Juniors Should Be Priority
TENNIS court surfaces and junior tennis development have been a hot topic of discussion for Tennis Australia, tennis coaches and tennis parents for a few years now. Due to our low number of top-line players, the pressure has been on the powers to...
Juniors Show Skills
THE NSW Country Junior Championships held over the weekend at Coffs Harbour proved to be an outstanding success, with players from centres across the state taking part in the action. Tournament hosts Peter and Jenny Saxby could only marvel at the...
Landholders Unhappy at Council Plan
COFFS Harbour City councillors have been told land acquisition for the Bennetts Rd and Upper Shephards Ln retention basins is not progressing well. In the City Services Department report on the progress of the citywide flood mitigation, stormwater...
Live Gigs, CDs Cartoons, Movies; Claire Simmonds
p8 MORE than a few of us would be envious of Ash Grunwald's lifestyle, which he shares with us on page 5. I'm just envious that he knows how to surf and play guitar (both on my to-do list). The man surfs all day and jams with mates every night a...
Looking Cool, but Remember Winter
THOSE advertising types on Madison Avenue in the heydays of the 1950s are responsible for more than just the birth of the advertising industry. aAll the fashion trends have gone back to the '50s and '60s, as the Mad Men television series has been...
More Value, Style and Technology
THE Accord Euro a Wheels Car of the Year 2008 a acclaimed for its sporty nature and high level of creature comforts, has received luxury and safety upgrades. When the first-generation Accord Euro debuted in 2003, it revived the medium car segment,...
Pacific Hwy Taskforce Seeking Urgent Talks
Byline: CRAIG MCTEAR LOCAL mayors and medicos have ramped up their crusade for a quicker fix to the Pacific Highway. The Pacific Highway Taskforce Co comprising the North Coast's civic leaders Co and the Doctors for a Safe Pacific Highway have...
Rainforest Plants, Garden Art and More at Bello Nursery
NATURAL by Design, in Church St, Bellingen, is a unique nursery specialising in rainforest plants, lush and exotic foliage, designer pots, water features, garden art, sculpture and much more. The nursery is set up as a showroom and gallery to enable...
Real Estate Bottoming Out
BUYERS on the alert for the moment the real estate market hits bottom may not have long to wait, if recent sales are anything to go by. While agents across the Northern Rivers acknowledge that the market is subdued and that prices have come back...
Start Sewing to Do Battle with Dementia
RESIST the pull of mobile phone applications and computer games offering brain exercises to ward off dementia, as researchers have found there is little benefit. Playing brain-training games will improve your ability to play those brain games, but...
Super-Cool Reincarnation
WE ARE fortunate enough to have had all manner of vehicles gracing our driveway a some whose pedigree ensures they are practically sold out before the first car hits the showroom floor, others that will have little hope of sales entering triple figures....
Time to Negotiate; CONTINUOUS NOVEL: EPISODE 118
CAPTAIN Randy said we were five miles from shore. I can see the island. I figure if I can see it, we can swim to it. The biggest problem isn't the distance, it's the sharks. It's a last resort. There's another option, before Pat gets back. We can...
Vertel, an Easy Network Choice
AMID all the talk of the National Broadband Network, there is a local carrier able to deliver equivalent services today winning friends in local businesses. Vertel is focused on regional Australia, offering a cost-effective choice in competition...
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