Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


Independent and FREE – 2021 Best Online Publication (Qld Country Press)



Region’s first ‘sleep bus’ ready to roll to the rescue for homeless

A date has been set for the arrival of the Sunshine Coast’s first 'sleep bus', a confronting but much-needed weapon in the battle against homelessness. It is just one of the solutions to the region's growing emergency and will be used as a mobile shelter for men sleeping rough. Maroochy Neighbourhood More

Overworked doctors fear they’ll make a medical error

Half of junior doctors surveyed at the Sunshine Coast's top hospital fear they'll More

Local knowledge secures Mooloolaba property gem

When it comes to dry block house sales, Mooloolaba continues to charge ahead. The More

Boost for international students and our economy

The University of the Sunshine Coast has applauded Federal Government announcements that should More

Why the region’s junior lifesavers are so excited

Sunshine Coast lifesaving officials and competitors are savouring their big win at the More

Experience the magic of The Festive Garden

Elves, carollers and a forest of twinkling lights will delight visitors at a More

New inquiry to target social media giants and trolls

Social media giants will be forced to explain what steps they're taking to More

‘I fell in love with the sound’: the gift that changed Sari’s life

An up-and-coming Sunrise Beach musician has revealed how a gift from her Dad changed her world forever. If you have not heard the name Sari Abbott yet, then you are sure to, sooner rather than later. The 18-year-old, who recently released her fourth single, is making a name for herself on More

How we’re leading the state in property price growth

The growing desire for a beach lifestyle has contributed to Sunshine Coast house More

Where USC is planning an exciting campus expansion

The University of the Sunshine Coast has plans to expand Australia's newest campus More

‘Done deal’: work begins at site of youth remand centre

The Youth Justice Department has begun awarding tenders and will spend millions of More

Moffat Beach brewery rides thrilling wave of success

A husband-and-wife team at a Caloundra brewery are toasting their success after claiming More

How $9m project will ensure a much smoother drive

Two busy sections of the Sunshine Coast's main thoroughfare will be improved during More

Ocean odyssey: renowned waterman braces for daunting new test

Lincoln Dews has had many ocean adventures but now he’s preparing to embark More

Final design revealed for hinterland town’s revamp

The heart of a hinterland town is set to be transformed, enhancing its More

Lightning experiences a change at the top

The Sunshine Coast Lightning will enter the 2022 season with a sole owner. The More

A ‘southerner’ stands up for people moving to the Coast

A new arrival to the Sunshine Coast is standing up for 'southerners' after More

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The showery weather is no hindrance to our wildlife, including this Pacific black duck captured by photographer Greg Miller at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens.

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Why our TurtleCare volunteers are so excited

After seeing the tell-tale signs of turtle tracks on the beach, TurtleCare volunteer More

Fresh experiences: lap up a summer feast of hospitality at home

If you needed any more convincing that the Sunshine Coast will be a More

Steve Irwin Way overhaul planned as roads choke

Steve Irwin Way could be doubled to four lanes and connected to a More

Thousands turn out for Freedom Fest rally

Thousands of people gathered at Saturday's Freedom Fest on the Sunshine Coast, following More

Signs of the times: craftsman leaves his mark on region

Ron Drane left his mark on the Sunshine Coast, quite literally. He was More

The recipe for healthy weight has no shortcuts

If weight was weather, the Bureau of Meteorology would have provided a severe More

Chance of a lifetime: teen to shoot winning film idea

A Maroochydore teenager is set to see action from the director's chair while More

We have some great news to share: it’s our birthday!

We have achieved a tremendous milestone – and it’s all thanks to you! In More

Homing in on success: the inspiration behind buy local quest

It was at a networking event that experienced businesswoman Claire Parkinson realised there More


Scenic coastal route to shine as summer ready to roll

One of the Sunshine Coast's most scenic routes will be showcased via a More

How community groups can check-in and win

Community groups with venues have been urged to check-in with Sunshine Coast Council, More

Going for gold: group to help shape legacy from Games

Members of the Sunshine Coast community are set to help shape a legacy More


The dream job where you can be toast of the town

If you have enthusiasm worth bottling and are a passion for all things More

Caffeine-fuelled fundraiser contributes to a good cause

Coffee drinkers have contributed to a good cause by buying almost 17,000 large More

Virtual house inspections are next level at $25m estate

Virtual house inspections are being taken to the next level, with buyers given More


Women at cutting-edge of science inspire students

Year 10 girls with a passion for science have embraced the opportunity to More

Wildlife winners: the noisy miner that stunned judges

A University of the Sunshine Coast student, who bought a camera just this More

Top researcher’s quest to make the world a safer place

A University of the Sunshine Coast professor, who is trying to make the More


Where the Coast’s newest community club will be built

Construction is set to start on a modern and stylish community club, in More

Couple’s $2m donation towards new Wishlist Centre

In a true act of generosity, the call has been answered for a More

Life-changing work: charity rebuilds broken lives

Christmas is supposed to be one of the happiest times of the year, More