Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

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Articles from August 18, 2012

1980's Home Renovated with Style; Extensive Renovation Brings Tired Home Right Up to Date for a 2012 Lifestyle
MULTI-HIA Award winner Houston Constructions picked up yet another gong to add to their extensive collection in 2012; Northern NSW Renovation and Addition Project of the Year (partnered by Shriro Commercial). The winning project was a major renovation...
A Jazz-Infused Concert for Lovers of Any Music
Creative Coast reader Ian Muldoon was entranced by the jazz infused improvisations of Cuban born pianist Marialy Pacheco at the Jetty Theatre. Olympic performance COFFS Harbour music lovers were treated to the musical equivalent of an Olympic...
Another Winner; Toscan Adds a A[euro][approximately]custom Built' Award to Its Bulging Trophy Cabinet
WITH a history spanning more than 30 years in the local building industry, Toscan Homes also has a history spanning decades with the HIA Awards. This year Toscan Homes added the title of the Northern NSW Custom Built Home, $200,000 to $400,000 award,...
ART SPEAK: Bello Jazz Festival Swings into Action; Rod HowardARTS MID NORTH COAST Inc
STRICTLY speaking, there is no such thing as jazz. That is to say, there is no single definition of the word a or the music a that everyone can agree on. In fact, people can't even agree on where the term originated, or who the first jazz players...
Be a Buddy to Koalas in Coffs Harbour
Backyard Buddies A free program run by Australia's Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. Each month, you get a Backyard Buddies email (B-mail) with tips to make your backyard inviting and safe for native animals. Sign up for B-mail and download...
Bobcats Regain Form in Bid for Last Finals Spot
MACLEAN has a chance to claim the last finals spot up for grabs with a win against Westlawn this afternoon. The Bobcats sit in fourth spot, three points ahead of Sawtell, with victory today stretching the lead to six. With the Scorpions facing...
Breathing New Life into the Foreshore
Byline: GRAEME SINGLETON YOU'VE given it a massive thumbs up and now the city's business and community leaders vowed to work together and do all they can to breathe new life into the foreshores precinct between the historic Jetty and the yacht club....
Broken Leg Leads to a Safer Gate
OFTEN the best inventions are those generated by a personal incident and in some instances a very painful one. In farmer Edward Evans' case it was a broken leg, caused while operating a cattle gate on his farm. Fast-forward a few years later...
Coast Drives Growth
NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor WHILE there's plenty of talk about Western Australia and how the state's mining industry is driving jobs growth, you should also be looking a little closer to home, with Queensland forecast to become Australia's...
Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club News
Byline: Ian Kemmis THE club's annual presentation night was held last Saturday and what a great night it was too. All sections were well-represented and members had a chance to view photos of the year's best catches. With pictures of nice marlin...
Corporate Greed in Grain
THE Australian Grains Industry Conference a athe premier industry-hosted conference for grain industry market participants and service providersa a was held in Melbourne two weeks ago. Described as a ahigh-level market event bringing together the...
Country Charm but So Close to Amenities
A FOUR bedroom home which exudes country charm with its gum trees in the back yard, wrap-around verandas overlooking the Middle Boambee vista and a traditional homestead with a modern twist. The home has a high fun factor with a pool, 8m x 8m shed...
Crunch Time; There's No Next Week for Coffs If Illawarra Wins Today's Semi-Final
NOW the semi-finals are here there are no second chances for Coffs Harbour's State League Basketball team. It's a long road trip south for the Suns as they prepare to meet Illawarra this afternoon. Victory means being only one game away from...
Double Award Winner; Perry Homes a[euro][approximately]Palazzo' Impresses Judges with Its Family Orientated Display Home
PERRY Homes' new Coffs Harbour display home certainly impressed the judges at the 2012 HIA Shriro Commercial Northern NSW Housing Awards a it took out two awards. The Palazzo 278 took the title of Northern NSW Display Home of the Year and the Display...
Early Treatment Vital in Dementia
DEMENTIA is a broad term used to describe a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a person's functioning, including loss of memory and the ability to reason and learn. Dementia mostly affects people over the age of 80 years,...
Family in Battle with NSW Health over Tick-Borne Illness
WHEN Steve Young's wife came home from work 10 years ago the happily married couple had no idea their world was about to be turned upside down. While working for the National Parks and Wildlife Service in scrub at Emerald Beach, Natalie Young was...
From the Flybridge A[euro]" Solitary Island GFC News
Byline: Rick O'Ferrall THERE is a misconception shared by some would-be game fishers that in order to go out and chase the big game fish off our coast you need to have some sort of floating gin palace with 1000 horsepower, hot showers and a helicopter...
Gearing Investments Can Save on Tax, If Done Right
GEARING is when borrowed funds are used to buy investment assets. Financial gearing can increase investment returns or losses, as the case may be. Generally, gearing is used by people in the wealth accumulation stage of their life. Gearing is...
It's a Brave Soul Who Puts Up Their Hand for Council
IT TAKES a ton of ticker a and some would say the hide of a rhinoceros a to put your hand up for council elections. As a media and political junkie, I've discovered the most difficult public office to hold is that of civic father (or mother?) tangled...
Life in Living Longer Is Vital; Get a Challenge out of Life, to Enjoy It More Is the Advice . .
AT A recent medical conference in Dublin, Sir Bob Geldof let fly with a few f-words to embellish his message to a predominantly medico-audience. Bob told the delegate he was cheesed-off (not the word he used, of course) with current medical practices...
Markets Remain Reasonably Steady
Farrell McCrohon Pty Ltd THERE were 482 head of cattle yarded at Grafton on Tuesday. The market opened strong with bullocks and cows selling firm to a shade dearer. Vealers to processors also sold well to remain unchanged from last week. Light restocker...
Marlins Ready to Make a Splash in Big Semi Clash
SOUTHERN Cross University is a rank outsider for the MNC Rugby premiership but Marlins coach Dave Nicol predicts an upset in tomorrow's elimination semi-final against Hastings Valley. aWe beat them last start and should have got them at their place,...
Meet a Prince of Printing
How long have you been creating? As far back as I can remember I have loved painting and drawing. When I was 11 a French girl called Brigitte gave me my first real set of watercolours and gouache in tubes. The brand was Lefranc et Bourgeois and...
More Than a Bit of Green on the Plate; Expert Opinion from Total Gardens withPaul Worland
PARSLEY (or more formally - Petroselinum crispum), a member of the carrot family, is a lot more than a decorative green bit on the side of a restaurant plate. The Greeks and Romans knew parsley well as a medicinal plant and a seasoning. In fact,...
No Surprise at Rumours over Tippett
THE revelation by former Brownlow medallist Mark Ricciuto that Adelaide key forward Kurt Tippett is a near certainty to move to one of the Queensland clubs next year is hardly a surprise. The jungle drums have been beating this rumour for a while,...
Pirates Threat
TODAY'S TEAMS Coffs Rugby 15 K Kent, 14 M Spence, 13 J Freeman, 12 A Keene, 11 P Shaw, 10 S McVicar, 9 L Poole, 8 M Kama, 7 AJ McLauchlan, 6 P Butcher, 5 C Tonks, 4 C Landrigan, 3 N Joyce, 2 C Wainwright, 1 C Pow. Coach: Geoff Mould Port Pirates...
Sailing Holiday: Be at the Helm or Recline Glass in Hand
aIf one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourablea Seneca IF YOU haven't considered a sailing holiday before because you think it all sounds too technical or unpredictable, then this article is dedicated to you. Sailing...
Seahorses Keen to Test Mustangs' Small Men
TOMORROW'S DETAILS Kick-off: 2.30pm Referee: Jason Townley WOOLGOOLGA MACLEAY VALLEY SEAHORSES MUSTANGS Lloyd Munro 1 Jeremy Taylor Nick Monckton 2 Nathan Davis Clark Webb 3 Peter Griffen Josateki Ravueta...
Seven Steps to Retiring
THE turmoil in the financial world over the last few years has impacted on retirement nest eggs and delayed the retirement plans of many people. However if you really want to ensure that you retire in your late 80s, follow these steps. Spend too...
Tahiti Pro Gets off to Quick Start despite Tricky Surf
THE Billabong Pro in Tahiti got under way yesterday on the first official day of the waiting period. With surf in the smaller range and a forecast without great promise, event organisers opted not to muck around and got under way immediately. ...
The Last Word on Brush Turkeys
WE have received many emails and letters about brush turkeys a including one recipe a in response to the Backyards Buddies article of several weeks ago. This letter and photo from M. Petterson will be the last on our aturkey talka for a while but make...
Three in a Row for Firm; Granite Transformations Has Won the A[euro][approximately]kitchen Project' Award, for the Third Year Running
IT was a case of three in a row for Granite Transformations at the HIA Shriro Commercial Northern NSW Housing Awards. The Coffs Harbour kitchen and bathroom makers won the title of Northern NSW Kitchen Project of the Year, their third consecutive...
Train Yourself to Go Wild in Africa
WHEN Leon Plutsick and his business partner decided to go beyond their travel agency and restaurant ventures and start their own tourist train, they didn't call in business consultants, bank managers or even their accountants. They called in a witchdoctor....
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