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Jonathan Shiff; a mind of magical things
Mermaids, tri-lings, fairies, aliens, pirates, elephants, and secret agents are all in a day's work for children's tv producer Jonathan Shiff.
In times of crisis; we all need an UGG
The desire for consumers to buy quality, local Australian made products have been a silver -lining to COVID-19 crisis for Gold Coast UGG boot manufacturer.
Music stars continue to shine two years on
Two years on from 2018 Commonwealth Games, the careers of music artists Ella Fence and Eliza Katt continue to shine thanks to Festival 2018 showcasing them.
Gold Coast urban art project Water Walls has transformed drab, mundane and less-than-inspirational sewerage pump stations and reservoirs into buildings of beauty.
Building a gender-equal world is key
Queensland's Gold Coast embraces International Women's Day's 2020 campaign theme #EachforEqual reinforcing an equal world is an enabled world.
Gold Coast, will you accept this rose?
The Bachelor USA’s Peter Weber is set to bring a bunch of American tourist dollars to the Gold Coast after filming the show's preliminary series finale in Australia.
Eurovision's next-gen talent backstage
Its made superstars of previously unknown artists, now the Eurovision Song Contest is launching careers of unsung backstage heroes at Australia Decides.
Glycomics steer Gold Coast into the future
The importance of biomedical breakthroughs is never more at the forefront of our minds than when a loved one or you are faced with serious illness or when the threat of a deadly virus hits our shores.
Music beats at the heart of the Gold Coast
As music enthusiasts across the country are bracing themselves for the Triple J Hottest 100, musician and record producer, Brad Hosking is quietly confident Gold Coast artists will feature strongly again.
Magic Millions polo will bring the action
Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo set to kick off The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival in spectacular fashion with biggest names in international polo.
Gold Coast Surf Network streams ahead
Gold Coast's publicly owned high-speed fibre-optic network sets the benchmark for Australian cities with expansion bringing more suburbs online fast.
Sand angels help those in need in the bush
The beach gives back to the bush as the Gold Coast sets out to break the world record for Most People Making Sand Angels Simultaneously on Kurrawa Beach.
World-first floating dive site on GC
In a world-first, the Gold Coast's multi-million dollar floating reef will create a new ecosystem, attracting fish and scuba divers alike.
Gymnastic champions vaulting towards Tokyo
Australia's gymnastic champions are one step closer to Tokyo 2020 after successful
National Clubs Gymnastic Carnival on the Gold Coast.
Men of iron, coasts of gold
The iconic Coolangatta Gold returns to the Gold Coast this weekend but for six-time champion Alastair 'Ali' Day, he will be forced to watch from the sidelines.
Wake up and smell the coffee
International Coffee Day sees coffee lovers celebrate their morning cup of joe while supporting the
coffee farmers whose livelihoods depend on it.
Gold Coast film industry main attraction
The Gold Coast's versatility and film infrastructure keeps internationally acclaimed
cinematographer Ben Nott calling the glitter strip home.
SWELL forecast set to spectacular
One of the Gold Coast’s iconic stretches of sand will transform into outdoor art gallery when
SWELL Sculpture Festival returns to Currumbin Beach.
Gold Coast revs up for Supercars at Night
V8 Supercars will roar through Surfers Paradise streets for another five years and will become the first place in the world to race touring cars at night by 2021, the Queensland Government announced.
Elvis lives again on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is set to be all shook up this weekend as 20 incredible performers step into their blue suede shoes and do battle for the crown of the ultimate Elvis Presley tribute act.
Athletes shine for the Gold Coast Marathon
In its 41st year the Gold Coast Marathon is regarded as one of the premier destination marathons in the world - ranked up there with Boston and New York.
Hockey but not as you know it
The 21st World Underwater Hockey Championships are coming to the Gold
Coast Aquatic Centre in 2020 and spectators keen to dip their toe into the action
should remember to bring their swimming costumes and snorkels.
Logies shine spotlight on new talent
The Australian entertainment industry’s night of nights shares the spotlight with the
filmmakers of tomorrow when the TV Week Logie Awards hit the Gold Coast.
The GC turns 60!
In six decades, the Gold Coast has transformed itself from a small beach town of 80,000 people to Australia’s sixth largest city and they're ready to celebrate.
Gold Coast Winter
Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista says the ultimate goal is to strengthen the Gold
Coast’s position as Australia’s favourite holiday destination.
Gold Coast expands digital horizons
A year after the Commonwealth Games brought the world to south-east Queensland, the Gold Coast has doubled down on its status as Australia’s leading digital city.
Bilby babies a triple treat for the Gold Coast
Bilby triplets, a rare boost to Dreamworld's conservation program on the Gold Coast, is raising awareness of their plight just before Easter.
Nature’s fury hits a wall on Gold Coast
It’s hoped a new artificial reef will protect the Gold Coast’s signature beaches from the effects of erosion and extreme weather events in the future.
Gold Coast training a delight for UK champ
British Olympic champion breaststroke swimmer Adam Peaty has jumped back into the deep end at the Gold Coast for a hardcore training session ahead of the 2019 world championships in South Korea.
Half million horse racing incentive is magic
If horse racing is the sport of kings, Magic Millions Racing Women has turned that adage on its head, inspiring thousands of women globally to become actively involved in thoroughbred horse racing .
Gold Coast’s siren song calls UK swimmers
Find out why England's elite athletes are returning to the Gold Coast to use it as a training base ahead of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Pan Pacific Masters Games set to light up the Gold Coast
More than 15,500 athletes from 40 nations will take part in the Pan Pacific Masters Games, the Gold Coast’s famous celebration of masters’ sport.
Monster epic set for the Gold Coast
Two of the silver screen’s heaviest hitters, Godzilla and King Kong, will square off in the latest blockbuster to film on the Gold Coast. And what do movie stars choose for their luxury digs on set?