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...]

Businesses struggle over border closures

Tweed Harbour Motor Inn

ROSE MANSON COVID-related border closures are making life increasingly difficult for small business owners in the Tweed Shire, especially those in the tourism and retail sectors.   The latest Queensland-New South Wales border closure … [Read more...]

New theatre school opens on Gold Coast

Sun Stage classes

KIARA BLINCO Gold Coast resident Veronica Wnuk has founded a new theatre school in Tugun, giving local children a new outlet to release their creative energy.   The theatre school, which is known as Sun Stage, allows children aged from … [Read more...]

Debate continues over Palm Beach light rail

Gold Coast light rail

DINA GETOVA Palm Beach residents are continuing to speak out against the fourth stage of the Gold Coast light rail project, which would extend the track to the Gold Coast Airport. Palm Beach local Karen Rowles has been campaigning against any … [Read more...]

Gold Coast company sets sights on moon

James Gilmour, Karen Andrews MP and Adam Gilmore

ASHLEIGH JANSEN A Gold Coast based space technology company is hoping to benefit from the Morrison government’s $150 million dollar investment into Australia’s budding space industry, and hopes the investment will see man get back on the … [Read more...]