Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


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



Tourism turmoil: how Coast warmed to ‘strangers on the beach’ and prospered

There was a love-hate relationship with tourists, cynically labelled “terr-ourists” by locals in the 1970s, before the tourism industry was accepted as the region’s lifeblood. Cars and caravans jamming the two-lane highway between the Coast and Brisbane every Friday night and Sunday afternoon; getting caught behind “rubber necks” travelling at More

Wave of success: how Coast club toppled the giants

One of the Sunshine Coast's less heralded surf life saving clubs has shone More

Paradise found: why island’s renaming is so important

Celebrations have followed an "incredibly important'' step that recognises the cultural heritage, connection More

Jane Stephens: how we give serious issues a rosy glow

US comedian Chelsea Handler once wrote: “I don't like the word 'alcoholic'. I More

Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest songs list is up for debate

I have the ultimate barbecue debate for you, sparked by Rolling Stone magazine releasing More

Young Coast basketballers can learn from star players

A London Olympian will be among the coaches guiding junior basketballers at special More

Coast’s housing crunch sparks gold rush to Gympie

Sunshine Coast residents who have been priced out of the local property market More

Bounce into the school holidays with these fresh and fun ideas

The pandemic has thrown up plenty of challenges for parents near and far. From home schooling and easing the disappointment of cancelled sporting competitions and events, to the working-from-home “closeness” that can feel a little too close at times, mum and dad (as well as grandma and granddad) don’t need More

‘Remarkable lady’: oldest resident dies after milestone

Dorothy Fryer, who laid claim to the title of the Sunshine Coast’s oldest More

Off the Bench: silly rules, kids’ crowing, finals fever

I thought I would mention a few things that I find quite ridiculous More

Beach break: the school holidays are set to heat up

Beach weather is back with high temperatures and the school holidays expected to More

Kelp, rocks and toilet paper: our top art prize winners

A work described as a "standout", created by an artist with strong family More

‘I’ll never forget’: the private pain that drives Rob Brough

Rob Brough has been a staple in our living rooms for decades, but More

First look at luxury cubes with mountain panoramas

The interior design style may be inspired by uber-chic Scandinavia but the panorama More

Coast widow builds a future where she’ll never have to work again

A Caloundra mum-of-three has achieved her goal of early retirement — and will More

Hope of travel by Xmas as Australia nears jab milestone

Almost three-quarters of Australians aged 16 and above have received their first coronavirus More

Homes from nearly $1m set new standard for over-50s

After visiting many different over-50s communities, couple Paul and Catherine Hemmings couldn’t go More

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Council’s ‘most aggressive step’ against quarry

Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart says "enough is enough" and the council will “fight More

Ash Robinson feels blessed as property goes ballistic

Real estate on the Coast has turned into UN-real estate — it is More

How support is brewing for COVID-hit small businesses

A Sunshine Coast recipient of a pandemic support grant is encouraging all eligible More

What’s on: Animal Farm, Oktoberfest, forest bathing and Frog Prince

Our Mid-Century Coast Exhibition Caloundra Regional Gallery, in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Libraries, presents More

Mass transit mistrust rife as ‘mystery’ meeting called off

A "mystery" council meeting that residents feared was designed to push through the More

Former cruise ship dancer and flight attendant is a cut above the rest

A former dancer who fell into the hairdressing industry almost by accident is More

Trapped in paradise: Coast man who can’t come home

It’s a problem plenty of people would pay good money to have: being More

Shake-up of Coast’s biggest music festival line-up

An exciting new line-up will feature at The Caloundra Music Festival in October. The More

The upmarket Noosa Airbnb where people stay for free

A Sunshine Beach Airbnb host has received national recognition for offering free-of-charge stays More


New $1.65m meeting place in the heart of growing town

A new $1.65million meeting place in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is expected to More

Shipwreck tribute and skate park create unique facility

Maritime heritage and skate culture have converged in a major upgrade of the More

Super sniffer Rocky’s the dog no fox wants to see

Rocky the conservation dog will be sniffing out fox dens this month as More


Coast’s top businesswomen crowned at awards gala

It was an extra special night of nights at the Sunshine Coast Business More

Big plans brewing for iconic Coast pub after $5.3m sale

A Western Australian company has secured one of the Sunshine Coast's most historic More

The busy suburb about to get a new supermarket

An IGA Supermarket could be the new anchor tenant at Sunrise Beach Shopping More


How Dylan’s traditional illustrations help businesses

Spending the Christmas holidays with uncles who could draw and design ignited a More

Noosa students gain insight into health careers

Many Year 11 students at Noosa District State High School are considering careers More

The Sunshine Coast’s newest school gets a name

The Sunshine Coast's newest school, which will cost $75 million to build, has More


Exciting facilities of housing estate’s new mega park

One of the Sunshine Coast's fastest-growing estates will soon have a new mega-park More

Disability support group moves into health hub

A leading care provider has joined the team at the Sunshine Coast's new More

The tiny home trial helping tackle a big issue

Two new ‘tiny homes’ on Noosa Council land at Tewantin will support young More