Between a rock and a fast pace

Dave Whitfield "Karawatha Forest Park" by Brisbane City Council (CC BY 2.0) Between Brisbane and Logan, bordered by the Gateway and Logan motorways, surrounded by truck depots and sprawling housing developments, sits almost 1000 … [Read more...]

Bottle-bricking for the planet

Marley Moore A bottle brick by M. Valdes (CC BY-SA 2.0) This viral TikTok might be the newest way of reducing plastic waste A Florida-based student posted a video on TikTok about ‘bottle bricking’ which reached over 3 million views. In … [Read more...]

Gold Coast yoga studio offers supportive space

Soul Squeeze studio clients

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS AND STAFF WRITERS A Gold Coast mother has embraced COVID-19 lockdown and found a solution for those seeking mental and physical stability during the pandemic by transforming an old work shed on her property into a yoga … [Read more...]

Woongoolba pool closure saddens locals

Woongoolba Aquatic Centre

ALEX WELLS The permanent closure of the City of Gold Coast’s Woongoolba Aquatic Centre has left locals feeling disappointed and potentially facing a long, hot summer.   The Woongoolba pool, which opened 50 years ago in 1970, has been a … [Read more...]

Mindfulness proves effective for students

Mindfulness and meditation Simon Rae Unsplash

ELIZABETH FOSTER Mindfulness has been a hot topic in the media in recent years, but despite the impression social media influencers and the burgeoning adult colouring book industry may have created, the practice is far from new.   In … [Read more...]

Stylish headwear helps women with hair loss

Sam Corbett’s Bald & The Beautiful turbans

HONGYUE WU AND STAFF WRITERS When Gold Coast mother Sam Corbett was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012 and started chemotherapy, one of the biggest hurdles was losing her beautiful brown hair.   But the Reedy Creek … [Read more...]

COVID-19 adds twist to traditional weddings

Chloe Stephens and Sam Nilon

EMILY LOWE Wedding planners and loved up couples are finding unique ways to celebrate their special day despite restrictions due to the global pandemic.   Under current COVID-19 restrictions, weddings in Queensland and New South Wales … [Read more...]

Skin cancer sufferers push for sun safety

Beach in summer Photo: Courtesy Lacie Slezak/Unsplash

MADISON COSKERIE Skin cancer sufferers are highlighting the need for increased sun safety practices as Australia enters the warmer months when damaging ultraviolet radiation from the sun is at its highest.   Experts agree that … [Read more...]

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...]

Gold Coast markets back in full swing

Macadamia Nut market stall

GEORGIA SCHAMPERS Farmers’ markets around the Gold Coast are up and running again after COVID-19 restrictions forced them to close earlier this year.   The temporary closure of the markets had meant hundreds of small, locally-owned … [Read more...]