Coast and country come together in new Qld architecture firm

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New architecture and project management collective is largest regionally based team in QLD Two of Queensland’s most highly regarded regional architecture firms have joined forces to meet the growing demand for innovative design excellence and seamless project management services across the state and further afield. Recently, the Sunshine Coast’s Ken Down Architects (KDA) merged with […]

BigTech – a boon or bust for Australia’s economy?

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A leading compensation lawyer fears Australia’s laws are out of date to handle the fast-paced technology giants who are collecting and analysing an overwhelming amount of personal data every day. Travis Schultz has seen an increase in people inquiring about privacy breaches and finding there is often very little legal protection for them, and that […]

New solicitor appointment, Johan Engelbrecht

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Experienced South African commercial law solicitor Johan Engelbrecht has joined the team at Maroochydore-based law firm Garland Waddington. Johan has almost 30 years’ experience, specialising in commercial and business law including retail and commercial leasing and sales, purchases of businesses and residential conveyancing. Partner Ken Waddington said it was a pleasure to welcome someone with […]

Rhythmic gymnasts set to impress with spectacular group routines

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Rhythmic Gymnastics Multiples/Primary School Challenge Robertson State School is about to come alive in spectacular fashion with more than 100 gymnasts – aged 5 to 18 – competing in the 2019 Gymnastics Queensland Rhythmic Gymnastics Multiples and Primary School Challenge being held this Sunday. The Multiples Challenge captivates the audience with pairs, trios, and groups […]

Travis Schultz Law welcomes world champion

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Resilience, mental strength and world-class leadership was front of mind when 80 guests were given exclusive access to a world champion at the Strategic Insight Seminar hosted by Travis Schultz Law at Pier 33 in Mooloolaba last night. Returning to his hometown on the Sunshine Coast, special guest and Ultra-Endurance athlete Richard Thompson explored the grit and […]

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 […]

Gymnasts aim high for Queensland State Championships

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Acrobatic, aerobic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics State Championships on the Gold Coast More than 750 gymnasts have their sights set on the Gymnastics Queensland State Championships, showcasing acrobatic, aerobic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics all under one roof on the Gold Coast. 41 clubs from across Queensland and as far as New South Wales will compete […]

Junior gymnasts setting sights on Regional Championships

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2019 Gymnastics Queensland Junior Regional Championships (Brisbane South) The community is being encouraged to show their support to more than 370 gymnasts from across the region, who have less than a week to perfect their routines for the 2019 Brisbane South Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior Regional Championships. The event – to be held 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 […]

Gymnastics Queensland Masters results

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Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) Queensland Masters Laureen Tkacik from YMCA Caloundra might be 69 years old but she’s far from slowing down, competing in the Gymnastics Queensland Masters event in Gladstone last weekend. The WAG athlete was determined to compete alongside more than 30 athletes from six clubs including Gladstone […]

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 […]