The Saints marched in and saved the day

BY MONIQUE ST CLAIR   The Carrara Saints AFL team has come to the rescue of Carrara local man  forced to sell his family home to pay for cancer treatment.   The Saints proved true to their name last Sunday when the team’s … [Read more...]

New technique to grow avocado trees could make shortages of the fruit a thing of the past

RUBY PASCOE The new stem cell multiplication method could increase avocado production in Queensland by supplying 500-fold more avocado plants to the industry. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Professor Neena Mitter is … [Read more...]

Trams to link whole GC by 2030

TALISA ELEY Just three years ago, trams were a foreign concept in Queensland, but now the Gold Coast is bustling with light rail activity. The existing light rail along with the construction of Stage 2, and the planning for Stage 3 has turned … [Read more...]

Revitalising ‘The Spit’

The Doug Jennings park at the Gold Coast's Seaway Spit is set to see vast improvements following the approval of stage 3 developments. These developments will see re-alignments of the Ring road, construction of parking bays, sealing of gravel, … [Read more...]

Residents concerned as mining begins at Bald Hills

MEG BOLTON Despite seven years of resident action aimed at stopping the plans, sand and gravel extraction has started in Bald Hills. Residents bordering the site area, 30 minutes north of Brisbane, are concerned the works will disrupt the local … [Read more...]

North Stradbroke home to ‘treasure trove’ of ancient wetlands

MADDELIN MCCOSKER Scientists from the University of Adelaide and the Queensland government have uncovered a 'treasure trove' of ancient wetlands on North Stradbroke Island. The research, led by Dr John Tibby, found that North Stradbroke's … [Read more...]

State Library Celebrating Indigenous Literacy day

MARNIE CRUICKSHANK National Indigenous Literacy Day will be celebrated with a special event at the Queensland State Library on Wednesday. Ms Suzy Wilson, founder of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, along with the foundation's patron … [Read more...]

National building awards recognise young talent

  JACKSON PAINE The Australian Institute of Building held their annual awards ceremony in Brisbane on Saturday night, as the brightest talents in construction around the country were recognised. The AIB Professional Excellence in … [Read more...]

Maroochydore to revolutionise waste disposal

LIAM WIDDICOMBE Following a contract signed between the Sunshine Coast regional council and Swedish waste company Envac, the Maroochydore CBD will see over six kilometres of underground vacuum pipes installed in an effort to  make the city one … [Read more...]

World’s first solar electric commercial car to be made in Brisbane

LUJAYN HAWARI   The world's first commercial, road registered, custom-made Australian solar electric car will be built in Brisbane. Clenergy Team Arrow, one of Australia's most successful solar racing teams hope to have a … [Read more...]