Kids’ sports program caters to all abilities

Gold Coast Inclusive Sports Program participants

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY A very special program on the Gold Coast is making sport inclusive by teaching fundamental sports skills to children with a range of disabilities.   The program, which is called the Gold Coast Inclusive Sports Program, … [Read more...]

Junior racers set to take on Asia

Angus Grenfell training at Broadford Raceway

TAYLA RELPH Ten Australian junior motorcycle road racers have been chosen to compete in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup selection event to be held in Sepang, Malaysia, on October 29.   More than 400 junior riders from 19 countries applied … [Read more...]

Honesty online opens mental health conversation

Mikayla Kersten

OLIVIA SIVA We all know it, but we don’t often talk about it; posts to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can create a posed, edited, unrealistic snapshot of an individual’s life.   This superficial “social … [Read more...]

Disability proves no barrier for racer

Sidney Cook

TAYLA RELPH Twelve-year-old Sidney Cook has cerebral palsy, but he also has a need for speed.   This highly driven tween doesn’t let his disability slow him down and is currently one only a few riders in Australia to be racing with a … [Read more...]

Queensland author lives childhood dream

Gladstone-based author Sue-Ellen Pashley

MATTHEW HENDRY Sue-Ellen Pashley has wanted to be an author since she was 10 years old.   She began her dream with a simple love of reading and writing. “I’ve always been a big reader,” Ms Pashley says. “I always wrote, even as a … [Read more...]

Spring into action for asthma season

Asthmatic Brittiny Edwards

BEN HARDEN This week marks not only the start of spring, but also Asthma Awareness Week, and asthmatics around the country are preparing for the increased levels of pollen in the air that the change of season brings.   The National … [Read more...]

Sled push challenge supports kids’ hospice

Inspire charity challenge

CLARE LACEY Inspire Health Services is hosting a half marathon sled push in West End this Saturday to raise money for Queensland’s only children’s palliative care facility, Hummingbird House.   The Inspire Charity Challenge will see … [Read more...]

Times are changing for Gold Coast Show

Fireworks at the Gold Coast Show

LOGAN WALKER Few events are able to really bring a community together for good old family fun in the way that a show can, and the Gold Coast Show is no exception. From sideshows and showbags to fireworks and animals, the Gold Coast Show is a bona … [Read more...]

Police charity ball raises hospital funds

Police and Community Charity Ball 2019

KRISTINA TRAJKOVSKI Police are ditching their uniforms and getting their glam on at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast this weekend to raise vital funds hospital funds for their local communities.   The Police and Community Charity Ball … [Read more...]