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Tue 20 Oct 2020

Beach with no sand: Why Byron’s Main Beach is naked

Premium Content Beach with no sand: Why Byron’s Main Beach is naked

EXPERTS are asking visitors and local swimmers to find safer locations to enjoy the sea.

Mon 19 Oct 2020

How boring jobs led to a new alcoholic kombucha business

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“IT’S such a new realm in the beverage industry … it’s not really cider, it’s not beer and nor is it wine.”

Tue 13 Oct 2020

3 of our most influential women talk of coping with COVID

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Three of the region’s most powerful women talk about what they have been doing, watching and reading during COVID-19.

Sat 10 Oct 2020

The friendly face behind Nymboida’s bushfire recovery

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When Joanne Baker and her family set off from Melbourne on a road trip around Australia, they didn’t expect to spend it helping one community find its feet.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

Working without a net, embracing change and bouncing back

Working without a net, embracing change and bouncing back

What's been tough for us has also turned out regularly to be a joy, a challenge, a nightmare and a blessing - sometimes all at the same time.

SHARK SCARE: Pro surfer's plans to get back in water

Premium Content SHARK SCARE: Pro surfer's plans to get back in water

MATT Wilkinson reflected on his encounter with a shark at Sharpes Beach, saying “initially my heart kinda sank” when he watched the drone footage.

Wed 7 Oct 2020

DANCING DELIGHT: All the best from Grafton Eisteddfod

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Find out all the results and award recipients for the 2020 Grafton Dance Eisteddfod

90-year-old takes a plunge in breathtaking skydive adventure

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MAVIS was keen to try the adventure sport a decade ago but at 80, she was talked out of it.

Legal system marred by ‘deep and historical’ injustices

Premium Content Legal system marred by ‘deep and historical’ injustices

JUSTICE should be blind, but your circumstances can make a world of difference if you find yourself in need of legal help.

Sugar industry mourns the loss of pioneer

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FROM a family of innovators, Wayne Rodgers played a major part in making the industry what it is today.

Tue 6 Oct 2020

Dead whale washes up further south

Premium Content Dead whale washes up further south

SURF Life Saving NSW have warned beachgoers there are sharks feeding on a whale carcass close to shore at south Casuarina Beach.

Writing was trigger for bipolar diagnosis

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Sawtell author and mother of three says she’s come very close to losing her battle with mental illness.

What do you do when a whale drops in on your wave?

Premium Content What do you do when a whale drops in on your wave?

WATCH: Amazing footage of Brydes whales interacting with surfers.

Sun 4 Oct 2020

You know you’re a Coffs Harbour local when...

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We had an overwhelming response to our call to fill in the blank: You know you’re a Coffs Harbour local when...

Fri 2 Oct 2020

Truck v car: Crash data reveals who’s at fault

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The vast majority of crashes involving a truck and a car happen outside Australia’s major cities in regional and rural areas

Loneliness kept me trapped in the house for five years

Premium Content Loneliness kept me trapped in the house for five years

Local charity Be Someone for Someone is leading the way to help fight loneliness

Thu 1 Oct 2020

BORDER MAYHEM: Huge traffic jams as people flock to QLD

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THE Queensland border bubble was officially extended at 1am and traffic is at a stand still.

Josh is changing lives, one skateboard at a time

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He's on a mission to ignite a love of skateboarding among Indigenous youth, and he’s doing it one skateboard at a time.

Sat 26 Sep 2020

Northern Rivers ideal for a ‘hydrogen cluster’ says RDA

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RDA Northern Rivers is calling on local businesses to partner in a potential green “hydrogen consortium”.

Fri 25 Sep 2020

SORE POINT: 1000 people added to our dental waiting list

Premium Content SORE POINT: 1000 people added to our dental waiting list

New data has shown 8,300 adult patients in the public health system on the North Coast are waiting for dental treatment

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