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TIGERS PROGRESS TO QRL GRAND FINALS

Easts Tigers are through to the QRL Grand Final, after getting the better of the Wynnum Manly Seagulls this afternoon. After a tight, defensive game, the Tigers came out on top, winning by 18 points. They’ll take on defending premiers, the Northern Pride, in next weekend’s decider. Read More »

LIGHT RAIL SCORES SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

After two years of construction work, the city’s light rail network has won a national accolade. The project has claimed the highest award for sustainability, given by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia. “They have been an absolute leader in the context of infrastructure across Australia and this has been an exemplar for all projects or infrastructure across Australia.” Goldlinq is also celebrating another milestone… The project has provided four-million hours of employment, with most of the work undertaken by Gold Coast locals. Read More »

SURFERS SAY RESOUNDING NO TO WAVE TAX

A controversial idea to tax surfers every time they get in the water has been floated on the Gold Coast, as a way to reduce surf rage incidents at overcrowded breaks. There’s also a suggestion to slap fines on those who break surf etiquette. Surfers have criticised the ideas – as has Mayor Tom Tate. “Riduculous! Surfing should be free for everyone, Mother Nature intended it that way.” “Surf tax is dead in the water.” The Mayor says other strategies to police surf rage and overcrowding are being discussed. Read More »

LEGO LOVERS IN PARADISE AS ‘BRICK’ EXPO COMES TO COAST

It seems the Gold Coast is a breeding ground for Lego builders. They turned out in droves this weekend for the city’s very first brick exhibition, that saw the Convention Centre transformed… into Lego Land. Read More »

EVENING UPDATE

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- RAAF personnel have left bases at Williamtown and Amberley, bound for the fight against Islamic State extremists in the Middle East. - Police are seeking two men after a 25-year-old male was fatally stabbed in Port Macquarie’s main street. - The owners of a Lamborghini are facing a big repair bill after crashing into another car in Sydney’s west. - And the Bulldogs will face the Panthers in Saturday’s NRL grand final qualifier, after beating the Sea Eagles in golden point extra time. Read More »

  • WEATHER UPDATE: MOSTLY FINE WEEKEND

    WEATHER UPDATE: MOSTLY FINE WEEKEND

    PHOTO: A unique shot of sunset through a wine glass, captured by Kim Jones. Only the far north east corner of New South Wales and south east Queensland will see a few showers across the weekend. Winds will again be out of the south west to south east. There will be plenty of sunshine across the North West, Hunter and Mid North Coast, with some very comfortable Spring temperatures. There’s plenty of swell for surfers along the New South Wales coast. Still little to nothing for the Gold Coast, but there should be an increase on Sunday. Boating will be a bit uncomfortable offshore due to the moderate swell and increased south-easterly winds in the afternoon. Read More »
  • EVENING UPDATE

    EVENING UPDATE

    - RAAF personnel have left bases at Williamtown and Amberley, bound for the fight against Islamic State extremists in the Middle East. - Police are seeking two men after a 25-year-old male was fatally stabbed in Port Macquarie’s main street. - The owners of a Lamborghini are facing a big repair bill after crashing into another car in Sydney’s west. - And the Bulldogs will face the Panthers in Saturday’s NRL grand final qualifier, after beating the Sea Eagles in golden point extra time. Read More »
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