East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms during this evening, mainly offshore. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore north of Coffs Harbour by early evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore south of Coffs Harbour in the morning and early afternoon. Outlook Saturday: North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, tending 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Easterly 1.5/2 metres.Issued Thu 04:10 EDT
17:43 EDT The Federal Agriculture Minister says he's working hard to finalise arrangements for the new concessional loan scheme.