Titans PDRL team takes huge strides

Titans PDRL coach Craig Wallace

HUNTER HUTCHEN The Gold Coast Titans Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) team have completed their inaugural season of exhibition games as undefeated champions.   Although there is currently no formal PDRL competition in Queensland, … [Read more...]

Heart heroes needed on World Heart Day

The Heart Foundation

COURTNEY MOANE AND STAFF WRITERS This Sunday is World Heart Day, and heart health organisations in Australia and around the world are keen to get people to take action to reduce the risks cardiovascular disease, which is the most common cause of … [Read more...]

Lifeguards warn beachgoers to play it safe

Lifeguards want beachgoers to play it safe

AISHA ISABELLA ULSTRUP-HANSEN Summer is a great time to take advantage of Queenland’s beautiful beaches, but experts warn that it’s important to play it safe and follow the beach safety rules as the weather hots up.   According to Life … [Read more...]

Rainbow Warriors host women’s business event

Rainbow Warriors Women in Business magazine

CHARLOTTE BRENNAN The Rainbow Warriors Women in Business (RWWIB) group will launch their new self-titled magazine as well as announce their Media Star 2019 winner at an event in Coolangatta this Saturday night.   The new magazine, … [Read more...]

Gold Coast welcomes inaugural Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest on the Coast

TIARNI REID Gold Coast residents will soon get a healthy dose of German culture when Oktoberfest is celebrated locally for the first time.   The one-day event, which will be held at the Gold Coast Sports Precinct in Carrara on October … [Read more...]

Gold Coast band wins regional finals

Gold Coast band LEMAIRE

JADE MCGARRY Gold Coast band, LEMAIRE won the Gold Coast division of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music competition, “Passport to Airlie”, on the weekend, taking out top spot in the Gold Coast region.   Passport to Airlie is set up as a … [Read more...]

Garage Sale Trail makes sustainability fun

Garage Sale Trail

CONNIE SAVAGE Garage Sale Trail is set to return to the Moreton Bay Region on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, uniting the massive 400,000 shoppers and 18,000 individual garage sales expected to take part in the event around … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 26 September 2019

Coming up on The Source News, major petrol retailer, Caltex raised petrol prices in South East Queensland at the beginning of school holidays, the release of the Mental Health Commission's 2019 National Report and its role in improving Australia's … [Read more...]

Junior racers set to take on Asia

Angus Grenfell training at Broadford Raceway

TAYLA RELPH Ten Australian junior motorcycle road racers have been chosen to compete in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup selection event to be held in Sepang, Malaysia, on October 29.   More than 400 junior riders from 19 countries applied … [Read more...]

Triathlon Series first round hits Robina

Queensland Triathlon Series

MARY JO DOWSETT The first leg of the Queensland Triathlon Series takes place at Robina this Sunday and is expected to attract athletes of all ages and abilities.   The event, which has been running since 2012, will see professional … [Read more...]

Women’s hockey masters hits Gold Coast

Queensland hockey masters

SAKARA BELL The Hockey Australia Masters’ Women’s National Championships starts on the Gold Coast today, and will feature matches played by 39 teams from around Australia.   The event, which will be held at the Gold Coast Hockey Centre … [Read more...]

Author makes deafness a talking point

Jessica White

SAMANTHA BALDRY Brisbane author and University of Queensland academic, Dr Jessica White, has been challenging perceptions of what it’s like to live with deafness through her memoir, Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice.   The book is a … [Read more...]

Honesty online opens mental health conversation

Mikayla Kersten

OLIVIA SIVA We all know it, but we don’t often talk about it; posts to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can create a posed, edited, unrealistic snapshot of an individual’s life.   This superficial “social … [Read more...]

Local businesses give Stanthorpe a hand

Mount Marlay in Stanthorpe

LAUREN MARTIN Organisations and local business owners are working to help Stanthorpe residents deal with the ongoing dry conditions the area has been facing, as well as the continuing threat of bushfires.   Owners of two local … [Read more...]

Student-built aircraft takes flight

Students celebrate kit built plane's test flight

MARENA JANSE VAN RENSBURG A light-sport aircraft built by 25 high school students last week during AirVenture Australia’s Airshow in Parkes, NSW, has successfully flown its maiden flight.   Twenty-four boys and one girl from schools … [Read more...]

The Source News on Global Digital – 24 September 2019

In this week’s show for The Source News on 4EB Global Digital… We update you on the youth climate strikes and hear from some teachers, and students from the rally in Brisbane. We also speak to UQ Researcher Ingrid Rowlands about her study on … [Read more...]

Empty bottles help support rescue dogs

Bridgy Staffies United Rescue

CONNIE SAVAGE Staffies United Rescue (SUR) are encouraging people to cash in their empty bottles and donate their 10 cent refund to rescue dogs in need.   It’s as simple as collecting eligible bottles, taking them to a local Containers … [Read more...]

Inspiring student represents Vision Australia at UN

Santiago and his guide dog Lachy

BRITTINY EDWARDS At 23 years of age, Santiago Velasquez has walked the Kokoda trail, cycled 90km for charity, founded a tech company, given a TedxQUT talk, and spoken at the UN, all while not being able to see.   Mr Velasquez was born … [Read more...]