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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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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

Cool for School with Manning Shoes

Is your child ready to put their best foot forward? Buying school shoes can be confusing and time consuming. We...

12 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

Coffs Coast School Holiday Fun

At this time of year it’s tough to think of anything beyond the excitement of Christmas. But savvy parents know...

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

Port Macquarie Women at Work with Wood

Can woodwork empower women? Members of Port Macquarie’s Women’s Shed certainly think so. The inclusive organisation aims to welcome all...

16 Dec 2021

Summer of Art in Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie’s creative precinct will be bursting with light, colour and movement in January. The Summer Arts Festival is a...

13 Dec 2021

Port Artists Connecting the Dots

The work of Port Macquarie/Birpai Country creatives is on show in the centre of town. Three impressive productions are being...

8 Dec 2021

Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival – There’s More to Celebrate!

Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival looks a little different this year. Usually slated for late October, organisers had to get creative when...

30 Nov 2021

Recovery and Resiliance Through Art

A new exhibition has given young people the chance to build resilience through art. Headspace Coffs Harbour’s Artful Recovery exhibition has...

30 Nov 2021