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Visit ‘Submerged – Stories of Australia’s shipwrecks at Coffs Regional Museum

Mutiny, tragedy, torpedo strikes, cowardice and heroism feature in a fascinating exhibition opening at Coffs Harbour Regional Museum on Friday, May 18, revealing just a few of the 11,000 shipwrecks that dot the Australian coastline. ‘Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks’ is an exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum uncovering […]

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BEC – “NSW Government sacrificing local old growth, koala and other threatened species habitats”.

The Bellingen Environment Centre (BEC) argues that the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen regions will be hit hard by the NSW Government’s recent announcement it will sacrifice old growth, koala and other threatened species habitat and stream protection in native forests to prop up the ailing timber industry. “The Existing Regional […]


‘It would decimate us’: David Goodall’s final warning to humanity hours before death

There is one topic David Goodall felt he was not questioned on before choosing to end his 104-year life at an assisted dying clinic in Switzerland. By Christiane Barro As one of Australia’s most esteemed scientific minds, Dr Goodall received global attention for wanting to die. But his views on science went unnoticed. […]

Independent Media Opinion/Comment

Michael Pascoe: As commercial models struggle we need stronger public broadcasters, not weaker ones

It’s ironic Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has difficulty communicating. But don’t worry, I’m here to help: cutting the ABC’s funding makes perfect sense – if you’re pre-empting your own inquiry into competitive neutrality and doing One Nation and your media mates a favour. By Michael Pascoe Fresh from making an […]


Sports Results – 12-13 May 2018

GROUP 2 League First Grade Orara Valley def Coffs Harbour 29-24 Macksville def South Grafton 34-18 Grafton Ghosts def Nambucca Heads 98-6   Ladies Tag Coffs Harbour def Orara Valley 28-8 South Grafton def Macksville 18-0 Sawtell drew with Bellingen 16-all Grafton Ghosts def Nambucca Heads 38-4   MNC RUGBY […]