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Elize Strydom

Coastbeat Journalist and Photographer - Coffs Harbour

Elize is the Head of Content for Coastbeat. She is a talented writer, photographer and former triple j/ABC radio journalist who is based on the Mid North Coast. Elize was a finalist in the 2020 National Photographic Portrait Prize and her passion for photography has seen her travel around the world. Her work has received global recognition and has been exhibited internationally.

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Meet the Coffs Coast Women Training to be Pilots

Most of us are happy enough to hop on a plane to get to our work or holiday destinations. But...

20 Mar 2022

In Rainbows – Meet the Maker Therese Lyons

If you want to know what it’s like inside a rainbow, step into Therese Lyons’ home studio. The Coffs Coast...

16 Mar 2022

B Corps: Putting People and Planet Alongside Profit

Have you heard of B Corps? Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet a high standard of social and environmental...

1 Mar 2022

Chef2Farmer: Ethical Produce from Paddock to Plate

Farming is often associated with back breaking work, heartbreaking losses and record-breaking drought. Then there are those images of sickly...

15 Feb 2022

On the Farm with Thistle Flowers

Last year we introduced you to Matt and Chris, the floral stylists showcasing raw beauty. When the country boys left...

10 Feb 2022

Through Me Flows Water

Billabong has just introduced “Through Me Flows Water”, their latest Gallery Collection with Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung man Otis Carey.  “Through me flows the...

3 Feb 2022

Meet the Maker: Sandy Beach Candles

Scents and fragrances have the power to connect us to very specific memories. Smelling a rose can transport you to...

2 Feb 2022

Sue Ashton – Koala Ambassador

Sue Ashton is devoting her life to the preservation and continuation of koalas. As popular as the marsupials are, she...

25 Jan 2022

An Aboriginal Leader Creating a Lasting Legacy

Artist, mentor, dancer and community leader, Jamie Donovan wants to leave a legacy his children will be honoured to continue....

24 Jan 2022

Super School Lunches

It’s almost time to start packing school lunches again. Does that thought make your groan or grin? Nutritionist and chef,...

19 Jan 2022

Masterclasses for Musos

Port Macquarie’s Live and Local program is rolling out its next exciting phase. The first part of the program was to...

18 Jan 2022

Let Them Play Toys: A Creative Success Story

In an unassuming shed in Coffs Harbour’s industrial estate, you’ll find a world of wood and wonder. Let Them Play...

10 Jan 2022

River Sounds, Two Years in the Making

UPDATE: River Sounds has been postponed due to COVID-19. The festival will be rescheduled for late August or early September...

22 Dec 2021

A Month of Micro Festivals in Port Macquarie

Get ready, gigs are GO! Micro Festivals are coming to a venue near you in January. They’re part of Live...

21 Dec 2021

Feel The Creative Summer Vibes

Inject some creative inspiration into your summer holidays. Hear artist stories about our coastline or treat the kids to a...

16 Dec 2021