Coastbeat Journalist - North & Mid North Coast

Coastbeat is a community that celebrates the best of life on our beautiful NSW North Coast. Written by locals for locals, we love telling stories, getting lost, uncovering treasures, sharing the good stuff and enriching lives.

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Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival postponed

This year’s Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival has been postponed to the spring long weekend 30th September to 3rd October...

24 May 2022

Mother’s Day and the Enola Gay

Mother’s Day is essentially a celebration of life. On this day we honour the person who gave us life: our...

7 May 2022

Walk Me Through It

The Coffs Harbour Headlands Walk Getting There After an evening drive through rain and motorway traffic, it was wonderful to...

7 May 2022

Make a Refreshing Turmeric and Coffee Smoothie

Healthy food should also taste good. Alison Carroll is the founder of AC Healthy Solutions and a distributor of TurmeriX....

6 May 2022

Oysters in Lockdown Again – Shuck Horror

The oyster farmers of the Nambucca River are doing it tough, again. A sewerage leakage into the river in April...

5 May 2022

Mother’s Day Flowers and Chocolate…Beer?

We love chocolate and we love beer, but how about chocolate beer? Bucket Brewery in Kempsey are proposing a liquid...

28 Apr 2022

Byron Writers Festival in Coastbeat Country

Those Byron types are tripping again! The internationally acclaimed Byron Writers Festival is sending its Writers on the Road crew...

27 Apr 2022

Riley Saban Introduces PolySpine

In January, we introduced you to Riley Saban, Young Citizen of the Year for Coffs Harbour. Now Riley will introduce...

21 Apr 2022


Bring more light into your life at Riverlight Ulmarra, offering a great day out and an illuminating evening of entertainment...

14 Apr 2022


A message from Festival Directors It’s with an immensely heavy heart that we announce SWIFF’22’s Storyland outdoor music event has...

7 Apr 2022

How much is a litre of milk?

Our politicians may struggle with that one; most folk who work in the real world have an idea. But what...

7 Apr 2022

A Kaleidoscope of Creativity

When we interviewed maker Julie ‘Jules’ O’Donnell in January she said, “I am looking at developing a range that is...

31 Mar 2022

Flood News: a personal story

Last week, Coastbeat asked northern NSW resident Gina Lopez if she would share her experience of the floods with us....

28 Mar 2022

ANZAC Day 2022

Our Spirit on the Kokoda Track Aiden Grimes has walked the Kokoda Track 124 times, which adds up to three...

16 Mar 2022

Live Now – Simple and Effective Skincare

From rejuvenation to retinol, serums to scrubs, anti-aging to antioxidants and vitamins A to Z – there’s no end to...

15 Mar 2022