Crisis Centre expanding for the Commonwealth Games

BY MONIQUE ST CLAIR St John’s Crisis Centre, Surfers Paradise, is about to undergo a massive re-development over January 2018, just in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Games are expected to see rental prices sky rocket on the Gold … [Read more...]

Goldie girl moves closer to Gold

BY MONIQUE ST CLAIR Skye Nicolson has relocated to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra this week to complete her training in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games next year.   Nicholson, 21, is now be training full-time … [Read more...]

God at the Games

TALISA ELEY For most sporting enthusiasts the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be about athletic achievements, winning gold and representing your country, but for some, the message will be much more holy. Gold Coast’s Christian churches, missions … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]