Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


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



Ma-roo-ned: concerns for lone castaway stranded on ‘North Bribie’

The new "North Bribie Island'' has a castaway. Fears are growing for a lone kangaroo seen marooned on the fragile, isolated isle created after a dramatic breakthrough about 2km south of Caloundra's Happy Valley. This happened on January 2 and, since then, what was a small channel has widened by the More

Coast dams overflowing, but drinking supply an issue

Water is overflowing from nearly all the region's dams after the summer storms More

Overshadowed suburb climbs the property ladder

A suburb often overshadowed by its more upmarket neighbours has started the year More

Ex-rock star drumming up a film industry on the Coast

As a child, Jon Coghill wanted to grow up to be either music More

The $8.9m investment that keeps Coast racing on track

One of the state's top horse racing venues is expected to bolster the More

Road warriors: our cyclists stun at national titles

The Sunshine Coast's elite cycling team has showed its class and depth at More

Youth remand centre axed after community backlash

The State Government has abandoned plans to repurpose the Caloundra watchhouse into a More

Volcano’s violent 1-in-1000 year eruption and what to expect next

The Kingdom of Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has spread shock waves, quite literally, around half the world. The volcano is usually not much to look at. It consists of two small uninhabited islands, Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga, poking about 100m More

Builder fined for contempt over rooftop tennis court

A prominent builder who defied a court order to dismantle a rooftop entertainment More

‘Extreme growth’: Coast property leads the way

The Sunshine Coast’s residential property price growth continues to outperform Brisbane and the More

They will be screaming for ‘amore’ at this wonderful film festival

The Sunshine Coast is showing plenty of “amore” for the Italian Film Festival, More

Tales from Africa: cultural melting pot inspires author

An Eritrean port city, steeped in colourful history, has inspired a sense of More

Leading childcare director’s exciting expansion plans

Pam Maclean is a force to be reckoned with in the childcare industry More

Journeying across Coast in 1904 was a daring adventure

It was a huge adventure when eight horsemen set out on New Year’s More

Sami intends to colour her world without a Grimace

The cynic in me delights in the release of the Colour of the More

Snake catchers awed by dozens of hatching pythons

It was a case of snakes alive for Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers recently More

Tenacious Jane Stephens is determined to trap a RAT

"Excuse me, but I heard you might have some rats?" In another time, these More

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Surfers have been enjoying some fun waves this summer. Photographer Pete Evans captured this thrilling ride at Pt Cartwright.

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Swimmers, boaties told to steer clear of new bar

This week we’ve seen surf conditions improve as the sandbars have stabilised after More

Reigning ironwoman champ battles rising stars

Reigning Ironwoman Series champion Lana Rogers is ultra-wary of her rivals, especially some More

Hundreds of Coast patients in ‘virtual’ COVID ward

Hundreds of Sunshine Coast people diagnosed with COVID are being treated via a More

Ex-deputy mayor’s shock at ‘irreversible’ traffic madness

A former Sunshine Coast deputy mayor says he's "dumbfounded" by a council decision More

Govt’s chief coastal scientist predicts future of Bribie split

The State Government’s principal coastal scientist has predicted the Bribie Island breach could More

Unusual ocean ‘dragons’ wash up on our beaches

A leading Sunshine Coast ecologist has revealed why some amazing creatures have recently More

‘Senseless’: vandal targets surf club in spate of attacks

Bob Clements is struggling to understand why a tall, thin man in a More

Ticket holders vie for land in sought-after first release

Eager buyers will be hoping for a golden ticket as they vie to More

Support for homeless revs up as first Sleepbus arrives

The Sunshine Coast community has reached a major milestone in addressing homelessness with More


The ‘creative journey’ behind public art pieces

Bringing the outside in, Caloundra Regional Gallery delves into a rarely seen side More

Why Coast was picked to host Australia-first summit

The Sunshine Coast is set to host Australia’s first live summit for sport More

Nation’s best Indigenous players to shine at festival

Australia's best Indigenous football players are poised to test their skills during a More


‘Tough times’: expansion of upmarket store on hold

Plans for a $700,000 expansion of a new IGA destined for Sunrise Beach More

Coast’s tourist submarine thrills first customers

Australia’s first hybrid tourist submarine has made a huge splash with the first More

Bride turns dress frustration into stunning new business

A wedding dress is one of the most important elements of a bride’s More


Wild education idea opens up world of opportunity

It began with a vision to get Sunshine Coast kids back to nature. Now, More

Boost for international students and our economy

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

Where USC is planning an exciting campus expansion

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


Quirky artists’ bright idea to dress up the ‘sunshine coat’

When Shaye Hardisty made a yellow woollen coat out of a recycled blanket More

Race against time to save Coolum’s Tallulah Moon

Tallulah Moon is the only person in Australia with a rare form of More

Lawyers recognised for free advice and support

Seven lawyers have been acknowledged for providing Sunshine Coast residents with free legal More