Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

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Articles from April 24, 2013

Anything but the Mundane; Ewan Kennedy Finds a Cute Pint-Sizer Which Is Full of Personality and Pizzazz
NEED a small car but donCOt want one thatCOs so sensible itCOs ultra boring? Then iconic Italian automaker Fiat has just the thing for you. The Fiat 500 is as far from being mundane as you can possibly imagine, yet is far more practical than you would...
A Regular Visitor with Fond Memories of His Many Fans; Jimmy Barnes Knows How to Turn Up the Heat
WHEN Jimmy Barnes takes the stage at the Coffs Harbour Showground with the Red Hot Summer Tour next week it wonat be the first time heas experienced the temperature soar in the city. In his 40-year career heas been to the city too many times to...
Eye for Bags and Travel Knowledge
THERE is very little Yvonne Cameron does not know about luggage, handbags and other forms of portable storage and travel accessories, and thatas no wonder. Next year will see her celebrate 25 years with Strandbags a a silver anniversary with suitcases....
Four Steps to Engage Customers
SUCCESSFUL SME business operators strive to achieve a personal relationship with their customers. The level of engagement you have with potential and existing customers is an important factor in your journey towards a large customer base as a well-established...
Full Life but Show His Real Love
AGE has in no way diminished the passion local business identity Brian Navin has for the Coffs Harbour community or his beloved show society. Now aged 99, Mr Navin is still on the show committee and until two years ago held the position of pub-...
Group 2 Holds out Rampaging Rivals in Match
GROUP 2as senior team is into the semi-final of the AAMI Country Rugby League Tier 2 Championships for the first time in four seasons after breaking a six-match losing streak. Hosting Sundayas opening game of the series at BCU International Stadium...
Holden Drives Away Market
Byline: Dr Simon Pervan Southern Cross Business School HOLDEN owner General Motorsa decision to lay off workers in South Australia and Victoria was justified on the grounds of structural changes, with the company saying it was getting prohibitively...
North Leader Spearheads Massive Win
NINE goals from new North Coffs captain-coach Mick Young helped the Kangaroos to a comprehensive 108-point victory against local rivals Coffs Swans. The Roos kicked 24 goals in a dominant performance at Fitzroy Oval to notch their first win of the...
Pennants Action Set to Return
THE Mid North Coast District Golf Association pennants starts this weekend. The pennants is a match play series between all clubs in the district. The pennants are played in six divisions with each division based on handicap. In 2012 Bonville...
Powerhouse Pair Spotted
MEET the car shaping up to be the fastest, most- powerful ever produced in Australia. Holden Special VehiclesCO top secret new Commodore has been sprung testing, revealing a less- radical design aimed at spreading the appeal of the high-performance...
Prepare to Be Blown Away
DRIFTING, sliding and close formation driving a whether itas on four wheels or two, the crew at Isuzu UTEas new Team D-MAX will be cranking up the action at the Coffs Harbour Agricultural Show and debuting a new look. In a surprise move, the team...
Ready to Get Its Claws into the SUV Opposition; This Is the Blue Oval branda[euro][TM]s First Genuine Contender in the Booming Mid-Size SUV Category
VITAL STATISTICS Model: Ford Kuga. Details: Five-door front-wheel and all-wheel drive medium-size sports utility vehicle. Engines: 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol generating 110kW @ 5700rpm and peak torque of 240Nm @ 1600-4000rpm;...
Reputation for Excellence
WITH new evidence suggesting our dental health has a greater impact on our overall health than we had previously thought, choosing the right dentist for you and your family is more important than ever. Anyone with children will tell you that the...
Rethink Your Approach to Credit Card Debt Troubles
Byline: PAUL Chief commentator for Money Magazine DEBT problems donCOt always have their foundation in over- spending. A 2012 report by Wesley Mission found unemployment, illness and relationship breakdown were among the biggest causes of debt...
Risk Mishit If Too Far from Ball
ONE of the more common faults I see with players of all standards is they stand too far from the ball in their set up. This is particularly present with longer clubs. Players often report they feel more powerful when they are stretching or reaching...
SEGRA Conference Brings Opportunities
Byline: Louise Potter, Committee member CONGRATULATIONS Coffs Harbour on securing the highly sought after SEGRA (Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia) conference for later this year. Attracting such events is a major plus in the...
Stress Less to Avoid the Burnout Blues
BUSINESS can be crazy, stressful and overwhelming at the best of times, though add in running a household and man- aging a family as well, and itas not hard to see why it can be easy to get overwhelmed and reach burnout. Late nights, early mornings,...
The A[euro][approximately]front Line Was ferociousa[euro][TM]
Byline: KUE HALL TECHNICALLY speaking, Cameron Willis is not an Anzac Digger a but Anzac Day is just as important to him as it is to any veteran. The 93-year-old Second World War veteran was called up to serve in the British Army in 1939 and...
The Biggest Decision Is the Listing Price; INSIDER INFO
Byline: Melissa Martin Melissa.Martin@coffscoastadvocate.com.au MAKING the decision to sell your home is hard enough, but vendors soon discover an even more daunting part of the process: deciding on the listing price. While you can rely on an...
The iPad Comes to the Rescue
IT IS A common cry over any holidays. aMum Iam bored.a If you are looking for ways to keep your family entertained, look no fur- ther than your iPad and these eight apps to keep the whole family diverted on road trips and amused at home. Apps...
Two Adjoining Holdings Close to Bruce Hwy
FOR SALE Where: 700 and 704 Bli Bli Rd, Nambour What: Two adjoining lots available for sale in one line Price: $934,000 plus GST (if applicable) Features: Collective site area of 1237sq m, designated Business and Industry, two-street frontage....
Upgrade Completion Ensures Facilities Stand out from Rest
TO COINCIDE with KawanaCOs declining vacancy rate, Abacus Property Group has completed its upgrade to 12 Innovation Parkway, the first to occur since Kawana Business VillageCOs inception nearly a decade ago. SavillsCO Dustin Welch and Jason OCOMeara...
Variety in Finance
NATHAN WOULFE Recruitment editor WHILE the continued digitisation of our lives means tasks that once required face-to-face interaction are now more often completed online, there remain industries where in-person interaction is still very important....

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