2017 Year in Review from across the Mid North Coast

From floods to fires and all the fun in between we kept our readers up to date across the Mid North Coast in 2017.

Look back on some of our most popular stories. Click each photo to take you back to the full stories:

FORSTER TUNCURRY – Who could forget this? In January a massive tiger shark was caught off Forster.  Click the photo below to take you back to the original story: 

The shark was estimated to be 12 or 13 feet long.

The shark was estimated to be 12 or 13 feet long.

NAMBUCCA – Bones were found under a house in the Nambucca region in October.  They were later confirmed to be human. Click the photo to read more.

An archaeologist travelled to Nambucca from Armidale to examine the bones.

An archaeologist travelled to Nambucca from Armidale to examine the bones.

PORT MACQUARIE – In October we brought you coverage from the 2017 Port Cup like never before with a live blog and a mega photo gallery. Click the photo to relive all the action.

Live coverage from Port Macquarie Cup 2017.

Live coverage from Port Macquarie Cup 2017.

WINGHAM – Back in March the Manning was in flood and our readers shared some of their best photos to help tell the story. Click the photo to see all the incredible images.

Jennifer Magee took this photo of The Bight Bridge in Wingham under water.

Jennifer Magee took this photo of The Bight Bridge in Wingham under water.

WAUCHOPE – The community of Pappinbarra was devastated by fire in February during one of the most challenging weather events seen in the region’s history. Click the photo for all the stories.

Photo by Rod Chetwynd, Fire & Rescue Wauchope.

Photo by Rod Chetwynd, Fire & Rescue Wauchope.

MACLEAY – In January, 14 people were washed from rocks at Crescent Head.  One man suffered a broken collarbone and was stuck at the bottom of the cliff before being rescued. Click the image to read the full story and hear from one of the survivors.

A man with a broken collarbone was the last person to be loaded into an ambulance after the dramatic rescue of 14 people earlier this year.

A man with a broken collarbone was the last person to be loaded into an ambulance after the dramatic rescue of 14 people earlier this year.

BELLINGEN – In April the talk of the town was the removal of large camphor laurels in the main street. Click the photo for all the details.

Protesters try to protect the trees before they are eventually removed.

Protesters try to protect the trees before they are eventually removed.

MANNING VALLEY – Music lovers from far and wide converged on the seaside town of Old Bar for the Ocean Rhythms Festival and we were there to capture all the action.  Click the photo to see more images and video.

Old Bar came alive to the sounds of the Ocean Rhythms Festival in March.

Old Bar came alive to the sounds of the Ocean Rhythms Festival in March.

GLOUCESTER – In September a man died after he barricaded himself inside a home. Click the photo below to read the full story.

A report will be prepared for the coroner after the man died in hospital following the barricade situation.

A report will be prepared for the coroner after the man died in hospital following the barricade situation.

CAMDEN HAVEN – One of the most popular slideshows on the Camden Haven Courier website appeared in November with people keen to see all the glitz and glamour from the Camden Haven High School formal. Click the image below to see all the photos and a video.

Camden Haven High School Year 12 students attended their formal at Laurieton United Services Club on Monday, November 13.

Camden Haven High School Year 12 students attended their formal at Laurieton United Services Club on Monday, November 13.