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...]

Coast Lifeguards and Lifesavers prepare for the Commonwealth Games masses

By GEORGIA BISHOP Swim between the red and yellow flags. Photo: Georgia Bishop With just 8 months to go until the Gold Coast hosts it’s very first Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Council Lifeguards and volunteer Surf Lifesavers are already preparing … [Read more...]

Explore the Gold Coast from the water

JASMINE ROLFE The 2018 Commonwealth Games is expected to bring more than 100,000 visitors to the Gold Coast and what better way to explore our sunny shores than from the water. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is riding a wave of popularity … [Read more...]

Griffith Student Lands Dream Job with Commonwealth Games

By: ABBIGAIL PALUDAN Griffith University student, Madison Spedding, claimed a job with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Corporation (GOLDOC) after completing an internship at their headquarters. Journalism graduate, Spedding, worked hard … [Read more...]

A secret escape to North Stradbroke Island

KATHRYN UNDERWOOD Wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle along the coastline? With the Gold Coast’s population expected to rocket during the Commonwealth Games, it may be hard to believe that there is a tranquil island a short distance … [Read more...]

Golden girls the winning formula for Australian rugby

JESS BEER One year on since their Gold Medal performance in Rio, our women’s Rugby Sevens squad has competing Australian codes fearing for their talent pools. From touch football, rugby league, basketball and track and field, our ‘golden … [Read more...]

Holt ready to go for Commonwealth Games

JACKSON PAINE Aussie teen sensation Isis Holt is setting her sights on dominating the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next year. Fresh off reclaiming her world champion titles in the T35 100m and 200m events at the World Para-athletics … [Read more...]

Global organisation set to revolutionise Gold Coast live music scene

KATHRYN UNDERWOOD   Global music organisation, Sofarsounds, has launched on the Gold Coast, giving local artists a platform to showcase their musical talent. The Gold Coast is following in the footsteps of other Australian cities … [Read more...]

Flowering the coast with Discovery In The Gardens

JUSTIN FAULL The Benowa botanic gardens was host to the yearly ‘Discovery in the Gardens’ event this August. Adults and children alike engaged in a wealth of practical and educational activities that were on offer at this year’s … [Read more...]

Hosting the Games and hosting it’s visitors

JAIME-LEE WOODS Gold Coast residents are taking steps to rent out their homes during the Commonwealth Games. Locals are using websites such as Airbnb to benefit financially from the event. Burleigh resident, Rodney Trever believes he … [Read more...]