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The Centre for Population Health is responsible for a range of public health and health promotion programs that include multi-disciplinary partnerships aimed at building individual, community and organisational capacity to improve and sustain health.

NSW Office of Preventive Health

The Office functions to enhance coordination of prevention initiatives to reduce lifestyle related risk factors that can result in chronic disease and unnecessary hospitalisation.


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Healthy Kids Association

Healthy Kids Association is a not-for-profit, non-government health promotion charity based in Sydney, Australia whose mission is to promote and influence healthy food choices for children.

Find out about the Healthy Kids Association.



The WIN Network

The WIN Network is Australia’s largest regional commercial television network, broadcasting to more of regional Australia than any other regional commercial network. WIN broadcasts into 29 markets across six states of Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia as well as the Australian Capital Territory.

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In all of these markets WIN Broadcasts programming acquired from Ten Network via a program supply agreement, on the following channels; WIN, WIN Bold, WIN Peach and WIN HD. WIN also airs two datacasting channels, GOLD and TVSN across its markets.

Regional Australia Bank

Who we are

Regional Australia Bank is a member owned bank that has been helping regional Australians achieve their lifestyle goals for over 50 years. We have a reputation for being flexible, personable and being able to make the complex simple.

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With roots in regional NSW and head office located in Armidale, Regional Australia Bank has grown to be one of the premier banking alternatives to the ‘Big Four’ banks. Unlike the ‘retail’ approach taken by many competing institutions, we continue to add value to our members by recognising everyone’s circumstances are different. This means we can provide personalised financial solutions, working with our members to save them time, money and effort.

Why we’re different

We’re focused strongly on everything that makes regional Australia special – and we provide a new standard of banking to the tens of thousands of regional Australians who’ve chosen us to help them achieve their lifestyle goals, through sound guidance, competitive interest rates and fairer fees. Above all, we’re all about building better financial relationships with our members – and that’s something that can’t often be said of the nation’s larger retail banks.

Member owned – putting people before profit

Unlike the investor banks (e.g. Big Four) whose main interests are to generate profits in order to deliver dividends for shareholders, our members are our shareholders. This means our organisation’s focus is to deliver value to our members. We demonstrate tangible value through quality, competitively priced products and a superior level of service from specialists. Further, as part of our commitment to champion regional prosperity, we pledge more than 5% of our profits back into grassroots community initiatives.


Hunter Travel Group

HTG is a multi award-winning travel agency group. Established in 1999 beginning with a single store in Toronto NSW, we are currently the largest branded member of the Helloworld Travel network and one of the largest privately owned and managed travel agency groups in Australia.

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Our team is made up of over 140 travel professionals, with over 1000 years worth of combined travel experience within 5 specialist areas – these include corporate and leisure travel through our Helloworld Travel, RACT Travel and Travel Studio stores, cruise travel through our specialist Cruise Travel Centre agencies, and escorted group, events and sporting travel through our specialist divisions Great Events & Signature Journeys. We also play host to some of Australia’s largest expos including our annual Travel Expo and Cruise Sale Day, held in both Newcastle and Hobart. Our team is passionate about travel and creating memorable, exciting experiences for every single person who books with us – a passion which was recognised three years in a row (2014-16) where as HTG we were proud to be awarded ‘Best Retail Travel Agency’ at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards, & for the past 2 years as part of Helloworld Travel where we have been awarded Best Australian Travel Agency Group 2016 & 2017.

Gold Sponsors

Canon Australia

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Canon is the world’s leading imaging organisation that actively inspires with imaginative ideas that enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more than they thought possible.

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Canon’s corporate philosophy is kyosei. It conveys our dedication to seeing all people, regardless of culture, customs, language or race, harmoniously living and working together in happiness into the future.

In the spirit of our guiding philosophy of Kyosei, we support environmental protection and sustainability both in our daily operations and through our environmental initiatives.

Putting our kyosei philosophy into practice, Canon pursues a diverse community support program.


Sails Resort


The ultimate in coastal getaways – Sails Port Macquarie is the newest 4.5-star waterfront resort in Port Macquarie. This coastal beauty has emerged from an extensive refurbishment to reveal 92 stunning guest rooms and suites providing the ultimate Port Macquarie accommodation, with a brand new restaurant & bar now open and a new entrance and waterfront event centre. 


Rydges Port Macquarie is located the heart of the CBD. Our Port Macquarie Accommodation provides breathtaking views of Hastings River and is in an ideal location halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Our hotel is situated on the coast placing hotel guests near theaters, galleries, restaurants, wineries, boutiques and bars.

Dell EMC

At Dell Technologies, our purpose is to drive human progress, through greater access to better technology, for people with big ideas around the world.

On September 7, 2016, Dell and EMC joined forces in the largest technology merger in history to become Dell Technologies.

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Dell Technologies unites seven technology leaders – Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware – in one company with the power to drive digital transformation and generate real results every day for the customers and people who partner with us.

Human progress is a journey, one we believe should be traveled together. Whether you know our journey well, or you’re just beginning yours, we’re honored to embark upon it with you.


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Opal Cove Resort Coffs Harbour

Absolute Beachfront Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour, where the mountains meet the sea. Opal Cove Resort is the perfect location for both leisure or business.

This popular Northern New South Wales destination is approximately 554km’s north of Sydney and 427km’s south of Brisbane which makes the perfect base to explore the region’s mountains, rainforest and pristine beaches.  

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Opal Cove Resort offers an extensive range of room configurations, enabling us to find the perfect room for you. We specialise in Coffs Harbour accommodation for families, leisure travellers, corporate business, sporting groups and International Visitors.

Silver Sponsors

Nurses and Midwives 

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The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is the registered union for all nurses and midwives in New South Wales. The Association represents the industrial interests of nurses and midwives employed in NSW in the public, private, aged care and disability sectors. 


The Polaroid story began more than seventy years ago with polarized sunglasses, evolved into instant film, cameras, and camera accessories, as well as other consumer electronics categories. People can expect to see new Polaroid branded products that will deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood.




ReadSpeaker is a suite of web-based applications that uses the latest text-to-speech technology to speech-enable web sites, mobile sites, RSS feeds, mobile apps like iPhone, Android or Blackberry apps, as well as online documents and forms.



Telstra Corporation Limited (known as Telstra) is Australia’s largest telecommunications company which builds and operates telecommunications networks and markets voice, mobile, internet access, pay television and other products and services.

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The Coffs Coast Advocate is a daily newspaper serving Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia. The newspaper is owned by APN News & Media.

Harvey Norman.


Harvey Norman Computers Port Macquarie for all your technology needs, a business that believes in ‘locals supporting locals’.

Bronze Sponsors



The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., operates the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty vehicle rental brands in approximately 9,700 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.


Kustom Signs

Kustom Signs and Graphics

Our experienced design team can help you create branding identity for your new business. 

We offer a wide variety of signage products to cater to your needs. Large printing and manufacture runs are no problem at our workshop. 

Southern Cross University

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Bold, progressive and just 24 years of age – Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Universities and one of the world’s Top 50 Generation Y Universities. 

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Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built state-of-the-art facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia, at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. All are unique regions renowned for their natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour.

Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China and Papua New Guinea.

We have a large and diverse range of courses available online, offering interactive and immersive learning experiences wherever our students are.



Pepperprint is a locally owned and operated digital and offset commercial printing company on the Coffs Coast.

We provide in-house graphic design with a highly motivated team that offers quality and good old fashioned service while producing excellent workmanship on every job. We strive for excellence by working closely with our customers to ensure our products suit their needs.

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Established over 16 years ago, Pepperprint has remained one of Coffs Harbour’s leading commercial printers, focusing primarily on one-on-one service. Our shopfront means you can come in, have a chat with our team, design on the spot with one of our graphic designers and leave with printing in hand (small digital print runs).


Men At Work is a locally owned & family operated company that was established in 2001 by David Bigeni; to provide temporary staffing solutions to the Port Macquarie area. The Men At Work Group entered a new and exciting era during October 2017 following 12 months of succession planning, founder David Bigeni passed the business to son Kiel Bigeni and General Manager Ross Cargill.

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 The group includes:

  • Newada Pty Ltd, trading as Men At Work Labour Hire, Men At Work Traffic Services, Temps At Work & North Coast Attenuators
  • MAWTA Pty Ltd, trading as Men At Work Training & Assessment
  • MAW Mechanical, trading as MAW Automotive

During this time the business has evolved with offices in Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour being market leaders in Labour Hire, Temporary Staffing, Traffic Management and Training & Assessment across the North Coast of New South Wales.

The succession fortifies Men At Work as a locally owned, family operated company. The business has evolved to be a market leader and preferred supplier on the North Coast. To quote our namesake, its “business as usual” for Men At Work. Our dedicated team are keen to maintain, enhance and nurture the Men At Work family ideals to ensure we sustain our existing relationships.

Our vision remains “To be the leaders in creating solutions for people, business and services”.


go4 multimedia

Go4 Multimedia is a web design studio specialising in website design and content management system development. 

We design and build clean, easy to use websites. We help people manage their sites, email marketing and social media. We’re WordPress specialists. We leap tall buildings.