Gold Coast welcomes inaugural Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest on the Coast

TIARNI REID Gold Coast residents will soon get a healthy dose of German culture when Oktoberfest is celebrated locally for the first time.   The one-day event, which will be held at the Gold Coast Sports Precinct in Carrara on October … [Read more...]

Gold Coast band wins regional finals

Gold Coast band LEMAIRE

JADE MCGARRY Gold Coast band, LEMAIRE won the Gold Coast division of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music competition, “Passport to Airlie”, on the weekend, taking out top spot in the Gold Coast region.   Passport to Airlie is set up as a … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 26 September 2019

Coming up on The Source News, major petrol retailer, Caltex raised petrol prices in South East Queensland at the beginning of school holidays, the release of the Mental Health Commission's 2019 National Report and its role in improving Australia's … [Read more...]

Author makes deafness a talking point

Jessica White

SAMANTHA BALDRY Brisbane author and University of Queensland academic, Dr Jessica White, has been challenging perceptions of what it’s like to live with deafness through her memoir, Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice.   The book is a … [Read more...]

Comic-Con launches new Aussie comic

Cristian Roux The Super Australians

KYLE HEXER Oz Comic-Con is back for its eighth year in Brisbane, bringing with it a lively assortment of comic authors, actors and cosplayers, as well as a brand new Australian-based comic book series.   The pop culture expo kicks off … [Read more...]

Film industry hopefuls head overseas

Australian Chris Crawford

JESSICA AMBLER Things aren’t going too badly for the Australian film industry. Some big budget Hollywood films have been filmed here, including Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean, with filming for new Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder due to take … [Read more...]

Local dancer becomes international success

Savanna Haenel

TIARNI REID Like many girls growing up on the Gold Coast, Savanna Haenel had dreams of becoming a star, but what makes her different to many other girls is that she was able to turn her dreams into reality.   The former Merrimac … [Read more...]

Scandinavian Festival returns to Brisbane

Scandinavian Festival Viking

MARY JO DOWSETT Brisbane’s Scandinavian Festival is back for its eighth consecutive year on Sunday and visitors to the event can look forward to a diverse range of cultural offerings including Estonian craft beer, Finnish cuisine, Danish folk … [Read more...]

Beach Rugby Festival hits Kirra

Beach Rugby Australia

MARY JO DOWSETT AND SAKARA BELL This weekend sees Beach Rugby Australia kick off their second International Beach Rugby Festival at the Gold Coast’s Kirra Beach.   The three-day festival, which runs from September 6 to 8, will attract … [Read more...]

Quadriplegic designer promotes adaptive fashion

Carol Taylor at Brisbane Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

OLIVIA SIVA Gold Coast local Carol Taylor is the world’s first quadriplegic designer and she spends her time painting and sketching designs for other quadriplegics and people with disabilities.   Taylor made history at last week’s … [Read more...]