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CHINA FLYING DIRECT TO GOLD COAST

Jetstar flights direct from China to Coolangatta have been described as a “game changer” for the Coast. The landmark deal- the biggest tourism announcement in years- is likely to bring tens of thousands of extra visitors each year.   Read More »

BROADBEACH BRAWL POLICE ACCUSED OF HEAVY-HANDEDNESS

A Southport court has heard, Police may have been a little heavy-handed during the infamous Broadbeach bikie brawl. The defence suggested, officers were extremely aggressive. But staff at the restaurant say, patrons were running and screaming as the fight broke out.   Read More »

STALL HOLDERS PROTEST CUTS TO TRADING HOURS

Beachfront Market stall-holders have staged a noisy protest outside Council, over plans to cut their trading hours. It follows complaints from traders in Cavill Mall, who claim the markets steal their business. Read More »

OH&S ON FIRE AT JUPITERS CASINO

Occupational health and safety… Four words that will probably have you reaching for the remote control. But, before you switch off… Check out the shock tactics at this conference.   Read More »

WEATHER: SUN, SUN AND MORE SUN

Photo by Joyleen McDonald

We are in for a beaming week of sunshine. Today has been very warm and it will be even warmer in northern New South Wales and south east Queensland tomorrow. As we move through the week, the only difference will be a drop in temperature. Cool to cold, dry south westerly winds will be with us for some time including this weekend as the sunshine rolls on. Some very nice surfing conditions are on the way as well. Read More »

WALKERS SHOW HEART KIDS SOLIDARITY

Hundreds of feet pounded the pavement over the weekend for the first annual Heart Kids fundraiser at Broadwater Parklands. Tamara Love led the walk with her three year old daughter Chloe, who was born with only half a functioning heart. Supported by the Heart Kids charity, Chloe underwent two surgeries before her first birthday. “They come around and visit the families and provide meals and support and morning teas.” “And they also raise money for research into projects, basically helping to find a cure for children’s heart disease.” Balloon-toting volunteers helped raise 3-thousand dollars.   Read More »

VISITORS WARNED OFF TWEED BEACHES AS LIFEGUARDS LET GO

With four drownings in five years, the Tweed Coast’s surf rescue record is one of the best in the state. But there’s growing concern for swimmers. Read More »

GOLD COAST INVENTION TO SLICE WATER BILLS

A Gold Coast invention could save you hundreds, if not thousands, on your water bill. The device detects abnormal water consumption, and- if there’s a leak- alerts the property owner.   Read More »

BACKFLIP IN BIKIE BRAWL CASE AS SUSPECTS PLEAD GUILTY

It was the Turf War that started it all… diners, caught up in extraordinary bikie violence. Today, nine of the ten alleged Outlaws charged over the infamous Broadbeach riot have pleaded guilty. Read More »

WEATHER: SUNSHINE ON THE WAY

Photo of Wallis Lake by Erika Smart

There’ll be a foggy start tomorrow for most, before a warm, sunny day unfolds with north west to north east winds. Through the week, expect plenty of sunshine with cooler, drier, south westerly winds. This will give the coast a chance to dry out, while the drought rages on Inland. It will be a good week for surfers with fun waves to be had. Read More »

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