Bird art exhibition soaring to new levels

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Friends of the Gallery Caloundra President Marie Pigott said the 35 finalists have been announced, with artists now in the running to win the $15,000 major prize. “The volume and calibre of the entries has been remarkable, with artists from as far as Western Australia and Tasmania represented in the finalist line-up,” Mrs Pigott said. […]

McNab takes home gold for Mantra at Sharks build

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Master Builders Association Queensland awards celebrated McNab Gold Coast is celebrating a big win for the construction of Mantra at Sharks, which was awarded best Tourism & Leisure Facility over $10 million at the Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction awards hosted at Gold Coast Convention Centre on Saturday night. The project — valued at […]

Elevating to new heights

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It’s all systems go at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most-anticipated boutique developments with construction well underway at Elevate on Buderim, located just a stone’s throw from the Buderim’s popular high street precinct.

Foundation Place sod turn marks beginning of new Maroochydore City

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It is official: Maroochydore City Centre – the Sunshine Coast’s new Central Business District – is underway with the first sod turning to be held at its landmark commercial building, Foundation Place, this morning. The $30 million, cutting-edge commercial premises is the first building to emerge in the core commercial area in what will become […]

Construction underway on luxurious Beach Life Alex apartments

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McNab officially starts construction  – 57 high-end beachside apartments Today construction company McNab, along with developer Cube Developments, launched the start of construction at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most anticipated luxury developments Beach Life Alex, with residents expected to move in by late 2020. McNab Construction Manager Carl Nancarrow said commencing work on the […]

Garden gates open to record crowds for 35th anniversary

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From small seedlings, big things grow and the Queensland Garden Expo is no exception ― the event started in 1984 with just 300 visitors and now it has bloomed to in excess of 40,000 over the three days. The sun was shining for the 35th anniversary which showcased 360 incredible exhibitors including 55 nurseries, as […]

Countdown to the 35th annual Queensland Garden Expo

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Queensland is reaping the rewards of having one of the longest-running garden events in Australia, which has injected an estimated $173 million into the local economy in 35 years. The Queensland Garden Expo started from a grass roots event in 1984 with just 300 visitors, growing to a crowd of 40,000, of which 65 per […]

Countdown to the 2019 Tom Quilty Gold Cup

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Prestigious 24-hour endurance horse ride brings national field to Queensland On midnight on Friday 12 July over 300 horses and their riders will take to the pitch dark tracks of the Imbil State Forest on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to tackle Australia’s most prestigious endurance ride, the Tom Quilty Gold Cup. Steeped in history and internationally […]

Law firm recognises legal talent with appointment of two Associates

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Maroochydore-based law firm, Garland Waddington, is proud to announce the appointment of Madeline Klein and Nicole Downs as Associates. Garland Waddington has been delivering high-end legal solutions to clients on the Sunshine Coast and across Queensland for almost 40 years. Madeline and Nicole have been valued members of the Garland Waddington team since 2017 and […]

Media partnership assisting our community to grow

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You may have noticed some newspaper advertisements appearing recently in the Sunshine Coast Daily and the Buderim Chronicle letting readers know about the Buderim Foundation’s grants program.  Or you may have heard one of the many radio spots encouraging community organisations to lodge a grant application.  This advertising program is part of a media partnership […]

Hands-on holiday fun for budding green thumbs

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Queensland Garden Expo offers plenty for kids these school holidays There will be plenty of hands-on fun for kids these school holidays at the Queensland Garden Expo to be held at the Nambour Showgrounds from 12-14 July 2019. Kids aged fifteen and under enter the expo for free, and with a large variety of free […]

Major milestone for boutique law firm

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From the moment you shake hands with Travis Schultz, it is clear he is a man who doesn’t like to follow the crowd. His energy is palpable as he looks you directly in the eye. The vast palette of colour that dominates the artwork on his office walls is matched only by the man’s distinctive […]

State’s best gymnasts prepare for state club championships

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Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) State Club Championships Almost 1,200 gymnasts from over 36 clubs around Queensland will head to the Sunshine Coast next week for the annual Gymnastics Queensland State Club Championships between 28 June and 2 July at Caloundra Indoor Stadium. Local athletes from Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Association, YMCA Caloundra Gymnastics Club, Cooroy Gymnastics […]

A furry friend for sick children

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Snuggling a soft teddy bear brings great comfort to any child, especially a sick one, and these school holidays Sunshine Coast kids will have the opportunity to make a snuggly companion for either themselves or a very sick child at Noosa Civic’s Build A Bear workshops. Noosa Civic centre manager Monica Lord said the school […]

Queensland Garden Expo set to delight

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A full line of speakers will keep crowds busy Whether it is bees or bromeliads, composting or camellias, the Queensland Garden Expo will have something for everyone when it opens for its 35th year on 12 July 2019. In just one month the Nambour Showgrounds will come alive with 40,000 plants, 360 exhibits and eight […]

Big-hearted business people raise thousands for charity

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Cheers and roaring applause lifted the rooftop of the Maroochy RSL last Friday 7 June when more than 340 wine loving members of the local business community gathered at the annual Travis Schultz Wine Makers Master Class and raised just over a staggering $141,000 for charity. Now in its seventh year running, this year’s tally […]

A new home in the neighbourhood

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Estia Southport celebrates opening of new aged care facility After 18 months of construction, the $28 million Estia Southport aged care home is celebrating returning home to the neighbourhood with a VIP Launch on Thursday 23 May before opening its doors to the public for a Community Open Day on Saturday 25 May. Estia Health CEO Ian Thorley […]

Queensland gymnasts set for success at Australian Championships

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2019 Australian Gymnastics Championships Women’s Artistic Gymnastics | Men’s Artistic Gymnastics | Acrobatic Gymnastics | Rhythmic Gymnastics | Aerobic Gymnastics | Trampoline Almost 300 Queensland gymnasts from 33 clubs will head to Melbourne next week for the Australian Gymnastics Championships which will take place between 20 May and 3 June. The 298 gymnasts will travel […]

Iconic event celebrates 35 years of gardening greatness

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Over 40,000 set to flock to Queensland Garden Expo One of Australia’s most loved gardening events, the Queensland Garden Expo, will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year when over 40,000 visitors converge on the Sunshine Coast between 12 and 14 July. The Expo which now boasts 360-plus exhibitors and displays — including 55 nurseries — […]

Welcoming the community in

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Volunteer program helps aged care residents feel at home Whether it is knitting, fishing or even skydiving that you’re into, having activities and hobbies you enjoy is important no matter what stage of life you’re at. In conjunction with National Volunteer Week 20-26 May 2019, Estia Health’s new Southport home is calling for volunteers to […]

DA approval for western Sydney health hub

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Cornerstone Building Developments is celebrating Development Application approval for the Nepean Health Hub — western Sydney’s newest health hub — located in the heart of the Penrith hospital precinct. Adjacent to the Nepean Public and Private Hospitals, the Nepean Health Hub has been designed specifically for medical uses and will complement the $1 billion investment […]

Endurance ride delivers, despite wet weather

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Over 150 riders took to the Imbil State Forest at Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex this weekend participating in multiple rides, including the 160km ride which was the last opportunity in Queensland to qualify for the prestigious 2019 Tom Quilty Gold Cup.

Wearable artwork to take centre stage in Eumundi

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On Friday 24 May Eumundi will play host to one of the Sunshine Coast’s most unique events with the Australian Wearable Art Festival rolling out the catwalk for over 40 wearable works of art designed by artists from Tasmania to Mission Beach. The event will have four main categories as part of its gala parade […]

Wet conditions won’t stop endurance riders

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Excitement is building with over 100 endurance riders from as far afield as Holbrook, NSW taking on the tracks at Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex this weekend for a number of rides, including a much-anticipated 160km ride heading into the Imbil State Forest at midnight on Saturday 4 May.

Business Council hosts pre-election candidates’ panel

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The Sunshine Coast Business Council hosted a Meet the Candidates panel on Tuesday 23 March to provide members with an opportunity to learn more about each candidate’s vision for the Sunshine Coast and their priorities should they represent their constituents in Canberra. The event ― hosted at Surfair Beach Hotel in Marcoola ― was attended […]

Rhythmic gymnasts raring to go at state championships

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Robertson State School will be a sea of leaping, twirling and pirouetting gymnasts this weekend, when more than 100 athletes compete in the Gymnastics Queensland Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior State Championships. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from 15 clubs – would compete for the title of Queensland Champion on 27 and 28 […]

Centenarian project seeking teenage artists with heart

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It’s not often teenagers get the opportunity to spend time with a centenarian but when they do, special things happen – that’s according to Embraced, the organisers of an inspirational project which sees 100 teenage artists create portraits of 100 of South East Queensland’s oldest residents. After successful events in Melbourne in 2017 and Sydney […]

Estia Health prepares to open new $28 million aged care home in Southport

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Estia Health has reached final stages of construction of their new 110-bed aged care home in Southport, opening at the end of May. Located at 40 William Street, the new state-of-the-art home replaces the original care home built in the 1970s; delivering high quality permanent and respite aged care services. For the local community, the […]

Tom Quilty Gold Cup set to triple Imbil’s population

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Prestigious endurance horse ride brings economic impact of close to $2m to region In July this year Australia’s most prestigious endurance horse riding event will come to Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex, expecting to bring over 2,000 visitors to the Imbil area and provide a significant economic benefit for the region. Over 350 riders and their […]

Senior gymnasts to showcase skills at state championships

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Team Trial Women’s Artistic Gymnastics | Men’s Artistic Gymnastics | Acrobatic Gymnastics The state’s best athletes are preparing for one of the state’s most hotly contested gymnastics events — the Gymnastics Queensland Senior State Championships and State Team Trial — which will take place in Brisbane between Thursday, […]

High-flying trampoline gymnasts set for State Champs

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Trampoline State Championships Almost 150 high-flying trampoline gymnasts will jump into action this weekend for the 2019 Trampoline State Championships being held at Victoria Park Gymnastics & Trampoline Club in Rockhampton on 6 and 7 April. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from 10 clubs would compete in the […]

Aerobic Gymnasts at the ready for Senior State Championships

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Almost 70 super fit aerobic gymnasts are preparing for the Aerobics Gymnastics Senior State Championships and State Team Trial taking place on Saturday 30 March at Brisbane State High School. Individual athletes and group performers will present their high-energy routines as they vie for a position on the Queensland state team. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive […]

Competition springs into action on the Gold Coast

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior Regional Championships (SEQ) Almost 250 senior gymnasts will spring into action this weekend for the 2019 South East Queensland Artistic Gymnastics Senior Regional Championships being held at Gold Coast Gymnastics from 30 to 31 March. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from 27 clubs – would compete in […]

Competition springs into action in North Queensland

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Senior Regional Championships (FNQ/NQ) More than 50 senior gymnasts are preparing to spring into action for the 2019 North Queensland Senior Regional Championships being held at Gymnastics Townsville on Sunday 31 March. Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said athletes from six clubs – including Gymnastics Townsville – will compete in […]