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TINY GOLD COAST HOTEL WINS BIG

It seems the Gold Coast’s luxury hotels are getting a run for their money from a little budget hideaway at Bilinga. Boasting retro charm, La Costa Motel – a family business – has scored an impressive list of accolades on a popular travel website. Read More »

BRR! GOLD COASTERS FEEL THE CHILL

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PHOTO: Picture sent in by Phil Mobbs It was harder than ever to get out of bed this morning. Temperatures dropped overnight, giving us one of our coldest starts to Winter. Read More »

21KG JEWFISH WOWS CROWDS AT CABARITA FISHING COMP

There are some very tired anglers around the Tweed tonight, after completing the Greenback Tailor Fishing competition. After setting out at midday yesterday, competitiors showed off the fruits of their labour at this morning’s weigh-in. The winning catch – a 21 kilo jewfish. Read More »

RAINBOW VIES FOR CLEANEST BEACH TITLE

Rainbow Bay was looking more spic and span than usual today, with the judge for the Australian Clean Beaches Awards in town. It’s up against locations in Tasmania, South Australia, the Nothern Territory… and Fingal Head – just over the border. Who’s looking hot? “Tomorrow I head down to New South Wales so after I’ve seen all five I’ll be able to answer that question more accurately.” “Don’t worry about New South Wales – just ignore them!” “Well I’ll visit them just to check.” The winner will be announced in July. Currumbin won last year. Read More »

SURFERS ABLAZE FOR SEAFIRE

A large crowd has enjoyed an explosive finale to the Surfers Paradise Festival at the ‘Seafire Challenge’. Three of Queensland’s best pyro-technicians went head to head, showing off their skills and the latest fireworks over Surfers beach. Read More »

VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVERS FAREWELL ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON

Volunteer surf life savers say they conducted almost a thousand rescues on the Gold Coast over the warmer months. Today marked the final day of the volunteer season, and patrollers took the opportunity to celebrate lives saved, and honour those lost. Read More »

MISSING SWIMMER LOCATED

The search for a missing swimmer at Currumbin Beach has been called off. It was sparked when a pile of clothes was found abandoned yesterday. But, overnight, a woman contacted police confirming she had left the clothes. Read More »

ITA’S ON HER WAY: PREPARE FOR WILD WINDS AND SEAS

We’re beginning to feel the effects of Cyclone Ita across the coast, with scrappy conditions in the water. All beaches remained open today, but seas are expected to increase tomorrow, with strong winds predicted. Read More »

COUNCIL WORKING TO EROSION-PROOF KINGSCLIFF

After years of seeing Kingscliff’s coastline affected by erosion, Tweed Shire Council now believes the dramatic process has run its natural course. Council’s focus has turned to safeguarding the area for years to come. Read More »

SURF SHOT: INSIDE THE GREEN ROOM

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This weekend is shaping up to be the best surfing weekend of the year with a huge swell headed south from the Gold Coast.   Read More »

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