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...]

South East takes on 35km walk for mito

Sunshine Coast Bloody Long Walk

YUAN LIU & STAFF WRITERS Thousands of fundraisers in the South East are putting their best foot forward this month to take part in the Bloody Long Walk, in order to help find treatments and a cure for mitochondrial … [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...]

Pocket Fest celebrates 10 years of growth

The Pocket Community Garden

ATHENA ZELANDONII The Pocket Community Garden in Woolloongabba will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this Sunday with Pocket Fest, a special community festival and fundraiser.   All members of the public are welcome to attend Pocket … [Read more...]

Rockabilly festival reaches 20-year milestone

Greazefest first timer Peachy Petra

BRITTINY EDWARDS The Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary year in the Redlands area this weekend, showing that the Southeast’s love of 1950s rockabilly culture is still going strong.   The festival, … [Read more...]

Author to hold fight scene workshop

Aiki Flinthart

ROMAN KATO Brisbane author Aiki Flinthart is running a special workshop on writing fight scenes involving women at the State Library of Queensland next month. The workshop, titled ‘Writing Fight Scenes Featuring Women’, is run in conjunction … [Read more...]

Fans suit up for Oz Comic-Con

Star Wars Oz Comic-Con 2018

LOUIS MITCHELL-TURNER Oz Comic-Con is back in Brisbane this weekend, giving locals a chance to dress up as their favourite pop culture characters, meet some celebrities and get their hands on all manner of themed merchandise. Yesterday was the … [Read more...]

Gold Coasters go nuts for Nutella fest

LUCY REES The Nutella Festival at Nightquarter in Helensvale was a huge hit. Guests were treated to hazelnut chocolate flavoured treats like Nutella donuts, Nutella martinis...and intrigued by unusual creations like Nutella steak and pizza. For … [Read more...]

Green living a hit for Botanical Bazaar

BY BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Gold Coasters will embrace their green side as Botanical Bazaar touches down in Nerang for a fourth year. More than 100 stalls, art exhibits and family activities will be available at the garden festival, which showcases … [Read more...]

Pin ups, rockabilly and classics hit Coast

ERIN SEMMLER More than 30 classic cars rolled into the Paddock at Helensvale NightQuarter over the weekend. Father’s Day Car Show participant John Moylan said he was happy to be involved in the new event. “They’ve (organisers) looked after all … [Read more...]