Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


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



‘I’m out!’ Leading builder’s warning as industry hits ‘sh*tstorm’

An award-winning Sunshine Coast builder has downed tools for the foreseeable future as an unprecedented crisis delivers a massive financial and personal blow to his industry. In an average year, Jason Bowker, of Maroochydore-based Planet Homes Qld, would build five or six luxury homes valued between $800,000 and $1.5 million. But More

Boost to wages, aged care and climate on the way

Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister just hours More

The ‘bold and exciting’ statement on our foreshore

An eye-catching and unusual playground is expected to be a major drawcard of More

Coast couple’s berry bright idea scoops global award

A company that has made children's meals easy and fun has claimed a More

‘Unseasonal’ mould outbreak sparks warning

An unseasonal and widespread outbreak of mould has prompted Australia's leading agency for More

Golden era of tennis before Boris went behind bars

Boris Becker is behind bars and I have found myself spending hours reading 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

Growing excitement: what’s new as our gardening showcase returns

One of Australia’s most loved gardening events is set to attract more than 40,000 people, including gardening royalty. The Queensland Garden Expo, to be held at Nambour Showgrounds from July 8 to July 10, is expected to inject more than $10 million into the local economy. The award-winning event will boast More

Albo’s our new PM as Coast voters stand by LNP MPs

Incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has vowed to bring Australians together after toppling 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

Waterfront wonder: rare Pelican palace sure to lure lifestyle lovers

A rare, palatial waterfront beauty is about to become someone's new dream home More

352 fines: Noosa clamps down on ‘illegal camping’

A pensioner couple is furious for being treated "like criminals" in Noosa Council’s 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

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

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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

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

‘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

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


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


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

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


Luncheon fit for a queen: foundation marks milestone

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