DON’T BAG THE BAN – LESS PLASTIC MEANS BETTER RECYCLING RATES

For some, the "plastic bag ban" has caused a stir at the check-out, frustrating customers. But just six weeks on, our waste and recycling centres are already seeing results ...
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CROWN ‘JEWEL’ REACHES NEW HEIGHTS ABOVE GOLD COAST

For the first time, we've been given a rare glimpse of what the $1.5b Jewel Towers will look like from the top. Opening in twelve months time, some apartments have already dropped in price ...
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SHOW US THE MONEY: NO SOLID COMMITMENT TO SHOWGROUNDS PROPOSAL

The Gold Coast Show could find another new home, alongside a new greyhound and harness track out in the hinterland. It's all part of a plan to reinvigorate the sports on the Coast which have ...
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MASSIVE CATCH PROVES AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

A fisherman's dreams have come true, landing a whopping marlin off the Gold Coast. It had been the one thing he'd always wanted to do - ticking it off the bucket list right before his ...
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COUNCIL PARKING WOES DRIVE BUSINESS OWNERS TO FRUSTRATION

As Council undertakes a citywide review of every one of its carparks, local businesses are screaming to 'get a move on'. They claim the issue is sending them broke, with workers having to race out ...
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SNEAK PEAK: FIRST LOOK INSIDE THE COAST’S NEWEST ART GALLERY

Dazzling new pictures have been uncovered, showing what it will look like inside the new art gallery at HOTA. The project is now being assessed by council ...
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RESTORED SHIP’S HIGHWAY VOYAGE SPARKS DEBATE

A former Army ship dating back to World War II will soon have a new home at a Tweed Heads petrol station. Council's approved the move of the Krawarree vessel from Pimpama to the Tweed, ...
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GRAVE CONCERNS AS HINTERLAND FIRE THREAT REACHES CRITICAL LEVEL

Gold Coast fighters are bracing for what could be a dangerous weekend ahead for those living in the Hinterland. More than 230 blazes are right now burning across the state - with fears the Coast ...
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FRIGHTENING VISION: PEDESTRIANS DICING WITH DEATH AROUND TRAMS

Dramatic vision has been released, showing just how close some people have come to being hit by Gold Coast trams. Some of them completely oblivious that the tram is even there ...
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TUGUN CRUISE TERMINAL PLAN TAKING ON WATER

A highly controversial plan to build a cruise ship terminal on the southern end has been refloated by developers. They're earmarking a section of Tugun beach, even though idea's been sunk before ...
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HIGH OCTANE DISPLAY ON THE GOLD COAST

A rev-heads delight, thousands have already walked through the gates of Mudgeeraba Show Grounds for the Gold Coast Car Show. From monster trucks, vintage models, luxury vehicles and remote control cars, if it's high octane, ...
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APPEAL FOR WITNESSES AS INVESTIGATIONS INTO M1 CRASH CONTINUE

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed, or who has dash cam vision of crash that killed two people on the M1 Motorway last week. A 19-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were killed in ...
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‘BRING OUT YOUR SHRED’ PROGRAM SET FOR ROBINA

If you have piles of sensitive documents, now is your chance to destroy them, in order to stop criminals stealing your personal information. For a gold coin donation, Gold Coasters can take advantage of a ...
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SUNS & TITANS SET TO SAVE THOUSAND ON GAME-DAY COSTS

Good news for our local football clubs, the Suns and Titans could be set to save hundreds of thousands of dollars on game-day costs. But it's not yet clear if fans stand to benefit ...
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KOALA’S LIVES BEING PUT IN DANGER BY LEAD-FOOT DRIVERS

Gold Coast police are out to nab lead-foot drivers at a dangerous speeding hotspot. They're not only putting their own lives at risk, but our wildlife too ...
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LUCKY ESCAPE FOR HANG GLIDER ON THE GOLD COAST

A man on the Gold Coast has survived a terrifying brush with death, after crashing his hang glider into trees. It sparked a massive rescue operation from emergency services, as they pulled the man up ...
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RATES SAGA

Tens of thousands of dollars have been accidentally paid to Council by unsuspecting ratepayers. The confusion stems from BPAY numbers and koala conservation ...
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MAN WALKS FREE AFTER GOLD COAST BIRTHDAY ATTACK

A man has walked free from court after pulling a knife on his best mate during a violent bashing in Broadbeach. The night, which was meant to be a birthday celebration quickly erupted into chaos ...
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CYCLONE THREAT

Batten down the hatches, researches say global warming could make our city a hotspot for cyclones. New data from Melbourne University has found tropical cyclones are forming further from the equator than ever before - ...
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OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF GOLD COAST PRODUCTION ‘MEERA’

A cast and crew of more than one-hundred Gold Coast locals have officially launched their production of 'Meera', a true love story set in 16th-century India. Today, the group showed off a sneak peek of ...
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MOLENDINAR HOUSE FIRE

Two Gold Coast housemates have lost everything, after a fire destroyed their Molendinar home. The pair were away for the weekend... police believe it was deliberately lit and are now hunting a suspected fire bug ...
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TEEN CRIMINALS

Teenage criminals running the streets and leaving residents fearful, from carrying weapons to snatching bags. It's behaviour Gold Coast politicians say must be stopped with the penalties allowing teens to re-offend again and again ...
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WORST ROADS

Gold Coast roads are much maligned but now, there's a comprehensive list of the very worst stretches. Dozens of roads have been named and shamed by the RACQ and we'll tell you our most hated ...
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GOLD COAST HOONS TURNING SUBURBAN STREETS INTO DRAG STRIPS

Reckless hoons terrorise our roads and put our community in danger, and it seems they're proud of it, releasing vision to the public ...
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BRISBANE CRASH CLAIMS THREE LIVES

Three people have died, after a head-on crash at Moorooka near Brisbane. Witnesses have said they saw one vehicle travelling "erratically" on the wrong side of the road, moments before it smashed into oncoming traffic ...
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CONCERNS AIR-BNB LANDLORDS DODGING FEES

The Gold Coast is being robbed of millions of dollars, as Air-BNB landlords exploit the law and doge paying fees. There's fresh safety concerns, with Council admitting the service is not properly regulated ...
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FASTER DIAGNOSIS

A new program developed right here on the Gold Coast, is speeding up diagnosis times for older locals. It means doctors can look at images on the run - and possibly, keep patients out of ...
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26-YEAR-OLD SEXUALLY ASSAULTED ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Police are investigating after a 26-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on the Central Coast. It's understood the woman was sitting on a bench at Terry Oval near Gosford, at around midnight on Wednesday, when she ...
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NEW TOP COP

He's only a few weeks into his new role.. But the coast's new police chief has already made some big promises. The main one.. More police for the northern suburbs, as he vows to continue ...
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PARENT OUTRAGE

Parents are at their wits end, after a primary school student was hit by car, spending days in hospital. They're desperate to know why there's no school crossing in sight at Pimpama, worried more children ...
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