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Yvette Harper

Coastbeat Journalist - Emerald Beach

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Fruits of Her Labour – Meet a Local Blueberry Farmer

We meet local blueberry grower Kellie Potts. Kellie shares with us why farming is wonderful for the soul, explains the...

12 Jun 2020

The 2020 Whale Watching Season on the Coffs Coast

We caught up with local business owner Mike Davey from Jetty Dive in Coffs Harbour to chat whale watching, swimming...

1 Jun 2020

The Life of a Commercial Fisherman on the Coffs Coast

Danny Stewart is a fisherman who has been fishing commercially on the Coffs Coast for 30 years. We chatted to...

28 May 2020

Rescuing Marine Creatures Great and Small

For decades, the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park (formerly Dolphin Marine Magic) in Coffs Harbour has been bringing tremendous joy, countless...

23 May 2020

Take a Hike – A guide from Kathmandu on what to pack and the best hikes nearby

We chat with one of the team from Kathmandu at Coffs Central on the must-have items to pack for exciting...

19 May 2020

Meet a local – Macleay Valley pharmacist Greg Hollier

Coastbeat chats with proud Kempsey resident Greg Hollier about his local community, running a pharmacy during these strange times and...

12 May 2020

Lest We Forget – Anzac Day 2020

We chat to one north coast-based veteran about Anzac Day and learn how, from home, we can honour our fallen...

23 Apr 2020

How we celebrate Easter and why 2020 will be different

Traditionally, Easter in Australia is one of our most widely celebrated holiday periods, especially when it falls within the school...

9 Apr 2020

10 ways of keeping kids entertained at home – with some old-school inspiration

Many of us are home together as a family. In addition to the online learning schools have or are transitioning...

26 Mar 2020

Uncertain times in an ever-changing world

One north coast local offers her perspective on the circumstances we find ourselves in… Eight days ago, I had a...

22 Mar 2020

Elton John takes to the stage in Coffs Harbour on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

This week, the wait was finally over for thousands of locals and countless others who travelled here to experience Elton...

28 Feb 2020

A family holiday in Crescent Head on the Macleay Valley Coast

We had such a blast holidaying as a family on the Macleay Valley Coast last winter that we decided to...

27 Feb 2020

Meet a local – we chat to a dedicated RFS volunteer and business owner from Port Macquarie

Through the week, Aaron Hall from Baker’s Delight in Port Central starts work by 3am. You’d assume he’d love nothing...

15 Feb 2020

Spend a weekend in Woolgoolga on the Coffs Coast

When it comes to the Coffs Coast, you’ve probably explored the Jetty Foreshores, browsed around Bello and whiled away time...

29 Jan 2020

Tree of Life – Discover the origins and family behind the popular bohemian brand

In 1968, two loved-up, hippy backpackers, John and Wendy Borthwick, set off for India with big dreams and little in...

16 Jan 2020