Emergency Broadcast: Mid North Coast 2017 Bushfires

First published on Hit and Triple M Mid North Coast over February 12th & 13th, 2017 Photo of Pappinbarra fire from Riverbreeze drive (Lyndall Tonkin/facebook). SUNDAY, 6-8PM: UPDATE, 5:21PM, MONDAY: RFS Bushfire crews have completed their assessment of the damage done by Sunday’s fires in the Mid North Coast: Pappinbarra Rd fire (Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA) … More Emergency Broadcast: Mid North Coast 2017 Bushfires

How Coffs Harbour can make the most of its sporting boom

Coffs Harbour is in the midst of a sporting boom, with elite teams and competitions from several sports heading to the town to train, compete and play exhibition matches in recent years. The city’s many high-quality sporting facilities have allowed it to carve out a niche usually reserved for larger cities – that of a … More How Coffs Harbour can make the most of its sporting boom

Denton’s dying with dignity doctrine comes to Port Macquarie

First published on 2MCfm Local News on November 21, 2016 Media personality and Dying with Dignity campaigner Andrew Denton comes to Port Macquarie’s Glasshouse tonight, to put forward his case for why Australia requires Voluntary Euthanasia laws. Our reporter Alex Darling caught up with him ahead of his talk, to discuss some aspects of the … More Denton’s dying with dignity doctrine comes to Port Macquarie

Two Years On: The Phil Hughes We Should All Remember

First posted on 23rd November, 2016 by The Greenfield Post  “Why?” It’s the one word that has come to define the second year of life without Phillip Hughes. It was a question no doubt asked by Hughes’ family – that any family struggling to come to terms with an inexplicable tragedy would ask. “Why did this … More Two Years On: The Phil Hughes We Should All Remember

What Port Macquarie can do to retain its Uni students

First appeared on Star and 2MC fm websites on Friday, October 28th, 2016. First it was seen as a retirement haven. More recently, it has come to be known as a seachange destination. Now, Port Macquarie is again being redefined as a university town, with hundreds of students relocating to study at the range of … More What Port Macquarie can do to retain its Uni students

Bellingen, NSW

I got a bit of a shock when I moved from Melbourne to the conservative mid-north coast of NSW earlier this year. I found a tiny piece of inner city vibes near Coffs Harbour, and made an audio feature about it for All the Best radio (allthebestradio.com/shows/1632-smal…s-of-australia/). Executive Producer: Selena Shannon Sound design and original … More Bellingen, NSW

Unpaid Carers more likely to suffer social isolation, emotional stress

Many of the Mid North Coast’s unpaid Carers are putting the health and wellbeing of those they care for before that of their own, according to research new by Amcal in partnership with Carers Australia. Local bodies that work with Carers are calling on the community to help improve their wellbeing. Alex Darling reports.