Insecurities stripped bare through art

ERIN SEMMLER Jesse Donoghue opens the door to a room filled with more than 50 artists. She walks up to the platform, drops her robe and holds her pose.  This is the first time Jesse has life modelled. She had recently separated from her abusive … [Read more...]

Learning through song and dance

LUCY REES Singing, dancing and reading are essential for healthy child development, and parents looking for options are well served on the Gold Coast. Story Rhyme Time is a free event held at Robina Town Centre, allowing children to learn in an … [Read more...]

Acai taking over the Gold Coast

CAILLIN PALMERO Widely regarded as the number one superfood, Acai has quickly taken over the Gold Coast’s breakfast scene and become a staple on many beach side café menus. With its wide range of health benefits and sweet tasting flavour, … [Read more...]

Broadbeach welcomes world’s first sand hostel

From the 20th-23rd of September Gold Coasters experienced the world's first hostel made from 24 tonnes of sand. The idea envisioned by Hostel World and Gold Coast Tourism, aimed to challenge the perception of shared accommodation. In a … [Read more...]

Community spirit shines at the Gold Coast Show

JAIME-LEE WOODS This year's Gold Coast Show weekend saw residents from all corners of the coast come together to celebrate the local community. Gold Coast musicians, artists, dancers and businesses were showcased at the Bundall event which … [Read more...]

A taste of Gold Coast diversity

JAMES THOMAS Showcasing an exotic display of cultural diversity, the 10th anniversary of the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival has exhibited the often unknown side of the Coast. The festival intended to display the various flavours of … [Read more...]

Southport Chinese Street Markets

RUBY PASCOE Gold Coast’s very own Chinatown was on display Saturday night with locals flocking to Southport for the once a month Street Markets. The Chinatown Street markets are held on the first Saturday of every month up until November and … [Read more...]

A Magical Evening With Diner en Blanc

JACOB IRVINE A sea of white swept over Main Beach this weekend as the world famous Diner en Blanc made its Australian debut on the Gold Coast. Locals who were privileged enough to attended were treated to a night of high fashion, food, and … [Read more...]

Glow festival vastly unprepared for huge crowds

By JUSTIN FAULL An estimated 20,000 people attended the Gold Coast GLOW festival this year, causing extensive over-crowding of the area. The fourth iteration of the festival was deemed vastly under-prepared with many visitors parking in … [Read more...]

NAIDOC Week inspiration for Commonwealth Games

MITCHELL CORNISH In the build-up to the Commonwealth Games, organisers should look to NAIDOC Week celebrations as inspiration for inclusion at the events. Indigenous leader and Black and Deadly Founder Patricia Leavy, known affectionately by … [Read more...]