If Ben Chisholm looks a little apprehensive, you can't blame him. He's preparing to encounter an enormous, terrifying creature while strapped into "the weirdest rig I've ever been in".
Kate Waterhouse The Today show's Sylvia Jeffreys talks about her engagement to Peter Stefanovic and how she's preparing for the City2Surf.
Karen Hardy Taryn Brumfitt's documentary about body image a chance for us all to embrace our true selves
Stephen Jeffery The global phenomenon that is Harry Potter is returning to bookstores on Sunday.
Bernice Barry lives on Western Australia's south-west coast near the place where the pioneering botanist Georgiana Molloy arrived in 1830. She researched the lives of Georgiana and John Molloy for more than a decade, travelling in Australia and Europe to access original sources and historical sites for her biography.
Linda Morris The acclaimed writer of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August has a new book out about a forgettable thief. Literally.
Country cover band Damn Hot and Dusty will play one night only at Wingham Services Club on Saturday August 6
Karl Quinn The shocking on-air death of TV presenter Christine Chubbuck in 1974 had all but faded from memory, but two very different films have put it back on screen.
Bruce Haigh This is a book we have been waiting to see in Australia for some time.
Michael Idato Welcome to the strange new television economy, where costs are simultaneously slashed and soaring.
YOUR letterbox says a lot about you - check out these creations from across the region.
GO behind the scenes at the Manning Regional Art Gallery as sculptures take shape.
MICHAEL Jarrett is working to revitalise the Gumbaynggirr language.
OUR journalists on the Mid North Coast interview some very special people.