Sex consent law changes may ‘create legal nightmare’

premium_icon Sex consent law changes may ‘create legal nightmare’

NSW consent laws to obtain a “verbal yes” to sex could backfire.

The Coffs Coast's Guide to the Tides

The Coffs Coast's Guide to the Tides

Charting the daily ebb and flow on the Coast - July/August.

Uproar over access to children’s My Health Records

premium_icon Uproar over access to children’s My Health Records

Angry parents say they cannot opt kids out of My Health system.

Parents out of pocket in childcare glitch

premium_icon Parents out of pocket in childcare glitch

Thousands lose out in the first week of the new childcare subsidy.

Big is beautiful for the Clarks

Big is beautiful for the Clarks

The Clark family from Coffs Harbour are on a mission

Local Mac users scammed out of thousands

Local Mac users scammed out of thousands

Local company warns customers have been scammed in past fortnight.

Seven dead in horror 24 hours on roads

Seven dead in horror 24 hours on roads

Three dead in two-crash south of Queanbeyan overnight.

Meghan’s plan to return to US

Meghan’s plan to return to US

She's eyeing two trips home - a ‘personal trip and royal tour’.

TV trapeze stunt goes horribly wrong

TV trapeze stunt goes horribly wrong

WATCH: Heart-stopping moment on reality show America’s Got Talent.

Barracks attack: Court hears horrific detail

premium_icon Barracks attack: Court hears horrific detail

A US MARINE allegedly disguised himself in a motorbike helmet.

The day Crowe walked into ‘a hit’

premium_icon The day Crowe walked into ‘a hit’

Movie star Russell Crowe, a crooked cop and ‘a hit’.

Are child killers getting away with murder?

premium_icon Are child killers getting away with murder?

Report reveals kids aged under one most at risk of child homicide

Terror as machetes, taser used in latest home invasion

premium_icon Terror as machetes, taser used in latest home invasion

Manhunt: The attackers are on the run, police appeal for public help

Criminal lawyer in alleged violent soccer brawl

premium_icon Criminal lawyer in alleged violent soccer brawl

She was allegedly involved in a DV brawl at children’s soccer match.

Opinion

    I can't take all the blame for this rubbish

    premium_icon I can't take all the blame for this rubbish

    An anonymous idiot started it all.

    ‘Trump can no longer be trusted’

    ‘Trump can no longer be trusted’

    His inexplicable blunder in Helsinki has done serious damage

    Brighter you is hiding inside

    Brighter you is hiding inside

    I love motherhood, but I didn't know how much of me I would lose.

    The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

    premium_icon The great Aussie sickie is unAustralian

    It’s a slap in the face to your colleagues, and the genuinely sick.

    Sport

      Rebels injury toll rises ahead of tough road to finals

      premium_icon Rebels injury toll rises ahead of tough road to finals

      French, Smidt out for last two home and away games

      Singles win a thriller

      Singles win a thriller

      Park Beach Singles final goes down to the wire

      Marlins work hard to stop Thunder rumble

      premium_icon Marlins work hard to stop Thunder rumble

      All weekend rugby matches boast bulging scorelines

      Bounce back works for Saints

      Bounce back works for Saints

      Saints enjoy road trip with win at Port Macquarie

      National Sport

        Council's new plan to revitalise motorsport precinct

        premium_icon Council's new plan to revitalise motorsport precinct

        A $220 million council plan to redevelop Queensland Raceway is alive

        Teen giant signs $3.4m deal to stay with Broncos

        Teen giant signs $3.4m deal to stay with Broncos

        The 18-year-old has signed a massive deal

        Durko's dissections for round 19

        Durko's dissections for round 19

        Veteran rugby league expert Tony Durkin assesses round 19 of the NRL

        Rugby player jailed for three violent sex attacks

        premium_icon Rugby player jailed for three violent sex attacks

        A rugby player was yesterday jailed for at least four-and-a-half years.

        Community

          Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 6

          premium_icon Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 6

          The people effecting change in our community.

          Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 7

          premium_icon Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 7

          Counting down the people effecting change in our community.

          Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 8

          premium_icon Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 8

          The people effecting change in our community.

          What's On

            Aussie drag queen gets own TV show on BBC4

            Aussie drag queen gets own TV show on BBC4

            The world's first 'dragazine' show

            New zero-dollar budget web series will have you in hysterics

            premium_icon New zero-dollar budget web series will have you in hysterics

            Lemonade was written by and stars a former Northern Star reporter

            GOURD LORD: Why 14,000 people are about to hit Goomeri

            GOURD LORD: Why 14,000 people are about to hit Goomeri

            This year there is a packed itinerary of great stuff all weekend

            Music festivals consider ban on single use plastic

            Music festivals consider ban on single use plastic

            Ponchos and water bottles, plus camping equipment, are big culprits

            Local Business News

              Let's embrace our city's growth

              Let's embrace our city's growth

              Incredible opportunity exists to make Coffs a city for the future.

              Supermarkets’ desperate bag ploy

              Supermarkets’ desperate bag ploy

              Coles and Woolworths to reward customers who bring their own bags.

              How you can apply for one of 25 apprenticeships

              How you can apply for one of 25 apprenticeships

              Essential Energy is running a recruitment drive

              Coles extends free bag offer

              Coles extends free bag offer

              “Our customers are telling us they need more time...''

              Lifestyle

                Donor’s mishap leaves bad blood

                premium_icon Donor’s mishap leaves bad blood

                A DONOR is suing Red Cross after an injury while giving blood.

                Australia’s best super funds revealed

                premium_icon Australia’s best super funds revealed

                Here’s the top 10, and how they all performed.

                Man charged with causing baby brain bleed

                premium_icon Man charged with causing baby brain bleed

                Bub is recovering from horrific injuries after alleged shaking.

                ‘Disgusting’ note left on receipt for waiter

                ‘Disgusting’ note left on receipt for waiter

                A waiter was left “sick to his stomach” after this message.

                Entertainment

                  THE show was supposed to be about giving divorcees a second shot at love, but one contestant’s picky attitude came back to bite her with cringeworthy results.

                  ‘Cringeworthy’: Picky dater’s brutal rejection

                  One contestant’s picky attitude came back to bite her.

                  SING along with  the sappy, sentimental Mamma Mia 2 or get your dose of vigilante justice in Denzel Washington's first-ever sequel The Equalizer 2.

                  What's on the big screen this week

                  SING along with the sappy, sentimental Mamma Mia 2.

                  HIS death shocked Australia, but now it’s been claimed Steve Irwin had known his days were numbered during his last weeks alive.

                  Steve Irwin’s eerie premonition

                  He had known his days were numbered during his last weeks alive.

                  War on Waste host Craig Reucassel continues the fight against waste as he returns with new targets in his sights.

                  Battle against our growing waste problem ramps up

                  Craig Reucassel returns with new targets in his sights.

                  Real Estate

                    A RIDICULOUSLY stunning Queensland home that’s soon to sell to the highest online bidder has a licence to host 160 parties a year. SEE THE PICTURES

                    Jawdropping home licensed for 160 parties a year

                    A RIDICULOUSLY stunning Queensland home to host 160 parties a year.

                    THEY’VE been together for a decade and have a child, but this man still won’t let his struggling partner live with him for free.

                    Mortgage-free man charges partner rent

                    “I feel like he’s not even bothered that I’m struggling."

                    IT WAS once considered the playground for the rich and famous, now it's the Sunshine Coast suburb making the rich, even richer.

                    premium_icon Coast suburbs where your home makes more money than you

                    Why Sunshine Beach is the home of the rich and famous

                    Jobs

                      THE National Tertiary Union has finally responded to James Cook University’s plans to axe 13 positions from Cairns, saying it is “wrong move.”

                      Union blasts JCU over job cuts

                      The NTU has finally responded to James Cook University

                      THE job market has changed a lot in the past 30 years. Jobseekers can hedge their bets by applying for work in one of these nine growth sectors.

                      premium_icon The nation’s most in-demand jobs

                      These are the sectors increasing their share of Australia’s jobs.

                      MELBOURNE or Sydney perhaps? Nope, you have to go a lot further to get to the suburbs full of people who are quietly making a fortune.

                      Move here to earn big money

                      Melbourne or Sydney perhaps? Nope, you have to go a lot further

                      Motoring

                        A US man has destroyed his half-million dollar supercar only 24 hours after taking delivery.

                        Driver crashes one day old $500,000 McLaren 720S

                        This was one costly joyride.

                        Former Toyota Australia boss Dave Buttner will replace Holden managing director Mark Bernhard from next month.

                        Former Toyota boss to to replace Holden chief Mark Bernhard

                        Holdenhas just pulled off a major recruiting coup.

                        The Hyundai i30 is no longer priced in the bargain basement, so how does it stack up against its rivals?

                        ROAD TEST: Hyundai i30 Active goes under the microscope

                        We analyse the best Hyundai i30 buy.