Rural communities fight mental health strain

NSW farming photo Bec Ritchie Unsplash

ERIN RIETDYK There’s no arguing that rural communities in New South Wales have had it tough in recent years, being hit by drought, flood, bushfires, and now COVID-19.   But with the right amount of support and community engagement, … [Read more...]

Pandemic no hindrance for Logan BBQ joint

It's Good BBQ's new storefront in Daisy Hill

ERIN RIETDYK COVID-19 has had significant repercussions on many businesses in Southeast Queensland, but a new Logan eatery is thriving amid the pandemic.   It’s Good BBQ, located in Daisy Hill, is owned and operated by Brian Dean, a … [Read more...]

Gold Coast yoga studio offers supportive space

Soul Squeeze studio clients

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS AND STAFF WRITERS A Gold Coast mother has embraced COVID-19 lockdown and found a solution for those seeking mental and physical stability during the pandemic by transforming an old work shed on her property into a yoga … [Read more...]

Stylish headwear helps women with hair loss

Sam Corbett’s Bald & The Beautiful turbans

HONGYUE WU AND STAFF WRITERS When Gold Coast mother Sam Corbett was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012 and started chemotherapy, one of the biggest hurdles was losing her beautiful brown hair.   But the Reedy Creek … [Read more...]

Drone home delivery service flies into Logan

Wing delivery drone carrying a package

JEAUN LEWIS Drone delivery service Wing has come to Logan City, with businesses delivering goods via drone to customers located in Marsden and Crestmead.   Wing delivers takeaway food from a number of restaurants in Marsden and … [Read more...]

Locals fight to make Kirra a formal suburb

Currumbin MP Laura Gerber and Kirra local Piers Booth

COURTNEY THOMAS Kirra locals are petitioning for the iconic surfing hotspot to become an official suburb in its own right rather than just a part of Coolangatta.   Kirra has not been legally gazetted under the Place Names Act 1994 as a … [Read more...]

Charity thinks outside box on homelessness

Maddy Jones and Gali Blacher The Good Box

JADE MACBETH Brisbane-based humanitarians Gali Blacher and Maddy Jones have made it their mission to challenge misconceptions around homelessness through their innovative social enterprise, The Good Box.   The Brisbane-based … [Read more...]

Op shops adopt COVID-safe procedures

Red Cross Shop Annerley

LILY HIRST Op shops around Brisbane are up and running post-lockdown, and have implemented new health and safety regulations to keep volunteer staff and customers COVID-safe.   Many of the thrift stores that were forced to close in late … [Read more...]

Charities struggle to cope during pandemic

Homeless in Southport

SAMARA MCRAE Charities on the Gold Coast have been struggling to provide valuable services to people experiencing homelessness since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.   Some of the charitable organisations had to close down when … [Read more...]

Gold Coast markets back in full swing

Macadamia Nut market stall

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS Farmers’ markets around the Gold Coast are up and running again after COVID-19 restrictions forced them to close earlier this year.   The temporary closure of the markets had meant hundreds of small, locally-owned … [Read more...]