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...]

Local netball players get back on the court

Maddison Ryan

EMILY LOWE With new safe play restrictions in place, netball competitions around Queensland at both local and elite levels are back on the court, and players, coaches and supporters couldn’t be happier.   Coronavirus restrictions have … [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...]

Social distancing allows music to go on

Instrumental music

JEAUN LEWIS The implementation of COVID-safe practices has had a significant impact on the way instrumental music programs are run, particularly in schools.   School and youth-based instrumental music programs, such as those run by … [Read more...]

Businesses struggle over border closures

Tweed Harbour Motor Inn

ROSE MANSON COVID-related border closures are making life increasingly difficult for small business owners in the Tweed Shire, especially those in the tourism and retail sectors.   The latest Queensland-New South Wales border closure … [Read more...]

School fundraising takes COVID-safe approach

Fundraising Directory founder Mary Weidmann

EMILY LOWE School communities around the South East are having to come up with new and unusual ways to raise vital funds and generate community support thanks to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.   The state … [Read more...]

Animal shelters adopt new virtual approach

Bull Arab foster dogs

MADISON COSKERIE The coronavirus pandemic has forced Queensland animal shelters to adapt to social distancing regulations by cancelling or amending fundraising events and shifting animal adoption procedures online.   The RSPCA … [Read more...]