COVID-19 tough on long distance relationships

Empty airport Photo Dyana Wing So on Unsplash

MADISON COSKERIE The coronavirus travel ban has put an end to reunions for couples in long distance relationships that are currently facing indefinite separation.   Prior to COVID-19, many couples in long distance relationships were … [Read more...]

South East takes on 35km walk for mito

Sunshine Coast Bloody Long Walk

YUAN LIU & STAFF WRITERS Thousands of fundraisers in the South East are putting their best foot forward this month to take part in the Bloody Long Walk, in order to help find treatments and a cure for mitochondrial … [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...]

Helping comes naturally to young volunteer

Tani Bloudell

ALEX WELLS Gold Coast Woman of the Year Tani Bloudell has set the bar high when it comes to volunteering.   Despite her relatively young age, the 23-year-old Merrimac resident has been volunteering for nearly 12 years. In … [Read more...]

COVID-19 leaves new mums feeling alone

Chelsea Griffin Midwife

COURTNEY THOMAS New mums and mums-to-be around Australia have been left feeling anxious and lonely due to ongoing social distancing measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.   While some states and territories maintain eased … [Read more...]

School fundraising takes COVID-safe approach

Fundraising Directory founder Mary Weidmann

EMILY LOWE School communities around the South East are having to come up with new and unusual ways to raise vital funds and generate community support thanks to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.   The state … [Read more...]

Animal shelters adopt new virtual approach

Bull Arab foster dogs

MADISON COSKERIE The coronavirus pandemic has forced Queensland animal shelters to adapt to social distancing regulations by cancelling or amending fundraising events and shifting animal adoption procedures online.   The RSPCA … [Read more...]

Covering COVID

Photo Essay by Dylan CrawfordThe images taken over a ten-week COVID lockdown visualise the eerie silence and sense of isolation that cast a shadow over Brisbane, a bustling city of 2.3 million people. From the empty Brisbane river foreshore to row … [Read more...]

Women’s football gets popularity boost

Queensland Lions FC

JACK HOLT Interest in women’s football is on the rise, with Australia bidding for the 2023 Women’s World Cup and 570,000 watching Australia’s first Women’s World Cup match in France on SBS in June.   Football has become Australia’s most … [Read more...]