Wellness Festival set to break Australia’s record for largest group workout

EMMA McCLUNEY This week kicks off the annual Goodlife Wellness Festival, with fitness fanatics from all over the country coming together to partake in Australia’s biggest workout. Thousands are expected to gather at the event on Saturday 25 … [Read more...]

Suicidal young man turned away by hospital takes his own life

EMMA McCLUNEY The mother of a 21-year-old man who took his own life said he was turned away by Redland Hospital because he was “attention-seeking”. Christopher Ball's heartbroken mother Kerrie Keepa had rushed her son to the emergency … [Read more...]

Wake up and smell the caffeine on International Coffee Day

EMMA McCLUNEY Today coffee-lovers around the world can add an extra shot to their morning espresso in commemoration of International Coffee Day. Despite the ever-increasing cost of your daily cuppa, the average Australian drinks 10.1 cups … [Read more...]

Queensland Police Service still strong after 150 years

EMMA McCLUNEY Hundreds gathered at The Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Cleveland this afternoon for National Police Remembrance Day. Police Commissioner Ian Stewart attended the event in honour of the police officers who have lost their … [Read more...]

Radio legend to hit Brisbane airwaves

EMMA McCLUNEY John Laws, also known as ‘The King of Talkback Radio’ will be broadcasting across Brisbane airwaves next month. The 79-year-old has spent over 60 years in the industry and from Monday 6 October will take over every morning … [Read more...]

Historian uncovers intimate stories of Redlands’ WWI heroes

EMMA McCLUNEY   As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War, historical writer Peter Ludlow is digging up untold stories of the past. In his latest book World War One Heroes of the Redlands, Mr Ludlow is … [Read more...]

Redfest set to be biggest local festival in 50 years

EMMA McCLUNEY For the past five and a half decades the Redlands has been coming together to celebrate Redfest. This annual show is famous for a variety of musical acts, relaxed atmosphere and more strawberries than you can stuff in your … [Read more...]

Local community group tackles council plans for future

EMMA McCLUNEY A group of Redland City residents have united to form Redlands 2030, a community action group on a mission to keep the local government honest. Redlands 2030 co-founder Chris Walker said certain local council members are not … [Read more...]

Breakthrough drug trials to treat Cystic Fibrosis

EMMA McCLUNEY A new drug called Kalydeco has given hope to Cystic Fibrosis sufferers all over the world, despite only being in its trial phase. Although looking healthy and running a successful photography business in Brisbane, Alex Parker … [Read more...]

Local mums fight to legalise medical marijuana

EMMA McCLUNEY Mother of three Christine Mackay has struggled to manage her seven-year-old daughter’s rare epileptic disorder. As a last resort Mrs Mackay has been replacing Casey’s prescription medication with cannabis tincture and hemp oil for … [Read more...]