Teen camps out for seven days to collect first coin of 2015

A SYDNEY teenager has camped outside the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra since Christmas Day to receive the first coin minted of the year for the third year in a row.

Harley Russo, 15, spent seven nights sleeping on concrete outside the mint so he could be the first to strike a coin in 2015.

It was the third year in a row he had been first in line to mint the first coin for the year struck anywhere in the world, due to Australia's time zone.

Harley said the wait was painful but worth it.

"It's the longest I've ever stayed so it was a bit more of a challenge," he said.

Read more on the ABC.



Explosives seized as police raid Tweed bikies

Explosives seized as police raid Tweed bikies

More than 40 police worked in a sting targeting gang members.

Tweed Hospital sees spike in emergency department patients

Tweed Hospital sees spike in emergency department patients

Data reveals an increase patients are presenting to ED

Budget funds upgrades to schools in Kingscliff, Tweed Heads

Budget funds upgrades to schools in Kingscliff, Tweed Heads

$1.9 million allocated for major upgrades at four schools

Local Partners