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Why Amy Shark loves the Gold Coast
Musician Amy Shark says the Gold Coast music scene is more sophisticated than ever before, but it's the lifestyle that keeps her at home.
Chinese tourists brave the surf for selfies
A selfie on a surfboard is now more highly prized than one with a koala for young Chinese tourists so they are overcoming a fear of water and hitting the waves.
Grape expectations for Gold Coast wines
Gold Coast vineyards are making a mark with alternative wine varieties better suited to their unique conditions than more traditional vines.
Spiny crayfish surprises Queensland tourists
A unique area of rainforest near Queensland's Gold Coast has a startling range of biodiversity, including a feisty crayfish.
The coast is Gold for drone-maker
A global leader in drone cinematography has opened an office on the Gold Coast to be at the centre of the action in Australia’s movie industry.
Council says digital move will save ratepayers thousands
The Gold Coast could soon become known as the digital coast with a high-speed internet connection powering everything from sprinklers to sewerage systems.