Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


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



352 fines: pensioner’s fury as Noosa clamps down on ‘illegal camping’

A pensioner couple is furious for being treated "like criminals" in Noosa Council’s crackdown on illegal camping that has seen hundreds of fines issued. Eddie Argall and wife Gail were hit with a $275 fine by council officers "banging on our door" at 4am when their motorhome was parked on More

Sun’s out, bums out: when nude bathing boiled over

To bare or not to bare was the big question on the Sunshine More

What did ‘cheapest’ home in this hot suburb go for?

The fever surrounding one of the Sunshine Coast's hottest property targets was running More

Mums give volunteering a wonderful new flavour

A group of hardworking mothers from a Sunshine Coast school have joined forces More

Jane Stephens: why everyone deserves a second chance

Second chances give us a shot at being stronger, better and more together. Some More

Game on: Qld-first program takes students to next level

The designers of one of the world's most popular games have formed a More

Fisher and Fairfax: what each candidate stands for

Australians will go to the polls on Saturday for the first federal election More

Waterfront wonder: rare Pelican palace sure to lure lifestyle lovers

A rare, palatial waterfront beauty is about to become someone's new dream home on the Sunshine Coast and smash the sale price record for its coastal suburb. The private oasis that is 43 Pelican Waters Boulevard, Pelican Waters, commands attention among other resplendent homes in the coveted area. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom More

Wave of support saves wet wedding from total wipeout

A surprise wave of support has saved a young couple's wedding from being More

Kids in crisis: plea for psychologists in all schools

The Sunshine Coast youth mental health crisis is weighing heavily on the education More

What’s On: rodeo comes to town, soul sensation and wearable art

Ray White Nambour Rodeo Ray White Nambour presents the annual Ray White Nambour Rodeo More

Distillery hits sweet spot with Brazilian sugar cane spirit

A Coast distillery's juice-based spirit, produced from local sugar cane, has hit the More

Why you need to support our small-town heroes

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to creating memorable experiences for tourists. And smaller More

We must remember the amazing humans among us

On a daily basis, I think most of us see the very good More

Luncheon fit for a queen: foundation marks milestone

A leading community organisation has encouraged people to dress for royalty and come More

‘Bringing joy: adventure playground up and running

A new nature-based playground, designed for kids to be adventurous, has opened in More

Wild initiative: park expansion boosts habitat

A thriving national park is set for a huge expansion that will help More

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The ‘green city’ that could help reshape our region

Germany's greenest city could provide inspiration to rethink Sunshine Coast development, which an More

Newton-John headlines major Coast health event

Entertainment royalty will be joining an influential health conference on the Sunshine Coast More

Your say: outpouring over ‘freeloaders’, port in a storm

I was just reading the Sunshine Coast News article on illegal campers on More

Why saying ‘I do’ with Drew can be an absolute hoot

From officiating ceremonies in an NRL jersey to horror themes and having rings More

Treacherous bar costs region elite sailing showcase

The treacherous Mooloolaba Harbour entrance has cost the region a prized national event. For More

Home hunters pour in despite rainy weekend

The weather may have been wet and wild, but it failed to dampen More

All-girl hip hop crew creates Anarchy on world stage

A talented Sunshine Coast hip hop crew has plenty to dance about after More

Sekisui’s Plan B revealed as resort remains in legal limbo

Sekisui may resurrect a 15-year-old project to develop 329 dwellings at Yaroomba Beach More

Loss of ‘cult figure’ leaves cricket world reeling again

World cricket is mourning the shock loss of another Australian great. This comes as More


Mooloolaba makeover: foreshore’s transformation

A prominent new community space is almost complete as the Mooloolaba foreshore gets More

‘Making a difference’: 95 projects benefit from funds

A huge array of local community groups are set to benefit from a More

Stars join symposium to help break down barriers in sport

Star athletes and industry professionals will take part in a symposium on the More


New senior lawyer bolsters expanding law firm

A rapidly growing Sunshine Coast-based law firm has made another key appointment. Travis Schultz More

Our spectacular retreats honoured in global awards

Grateful guests are repaying the “mountains of hospitality” they encounter on the Sunshine More

Celebrating best in business: entries open for awards

Entries are now open for the annual Sunshine Coast Business Awards, to recognise More


Electric new pathway to the NRL for Coast schoolboys

The region's best young rugby league players have a new pathway to the More

The popular career pathway having its time in the sun

More people are building a career through apprenticeships and traineeships amid a projected More

Mystery shell-eating disease found in our sea turtles

The emergence of a mystery shell-eating disease among turtles is concerning researchers and More


Elderly residents settle into brighter new surrounds

Elderly residents who had to move out of an outdated care centre now More

‘Heart of community’ to beat again after years of turmoil

An embattled Sunshine Coast surf lifesaving club considered "the heart of the community'' More

Bold and beachy art tells story of enduring club

An historic boardrider club has a bold, bright and beachy new look. The North More