Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


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



‘Emotional’ moment as pioneer’s family sells property held since 1880s

One of the region’s most historic properties has sold at auction after it opened to the market for the first time in more than 130 years. And while it was an emotional time for the family involved, there was a "beautiful story'' behind the new owners and why they had More

Noosa rates rise, new fees in ‘unprecedented’ times

Noosa ratepayers will be hit with a five per cent increase on their More

Centre of attention: $129m two-tower project for CBD

A new dual towers project has attracted strong interest from prospective buyers as More

Funky café ‘with a purpose’ connects community

A humble café has been transformed into a funky food, coffee and art More

Move over boomers: census reveals generational shift

Move over baby boomers, Australia's millennial generation is becoming the nation's largest. A swag More

How new mobility maps will change people’s lives

The Sunshine Coast’s new mobility maps are turning heads - and wheels. The maps, More

What awaits shoppers as new retail ‘heart’ emerges

A multimillion-dollar shopping centre expansion is taking shape at a Sunshine Coast village. Three More

‘Soothe the soul and heal the body’ at celebration of wellness

The second biggest wellness festival in Queensland is expecting to draw thousands of people to the Sunshine Coast this weekend. The Conscious Life Holistic Wellness Festival will celebrate health and wellness, at Venue 114 (114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina) on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3. It will include music, food More

Boat hire business that dates back to 1956 hits market

A long-running business with one of the best ‘offices’ in the region is More

Sami: lettuce pray this crisis is addressed soon

The so-called Devil’s lettuce (not kale, that is Satan’s salad) is now cheaper More

Rise of the nanny: why parents are opting for in-home help

They cook, they clean and, most importantly, they care for and educate children. It’s More

‘Stand Up!’ It’s time for a vital celebration of culture

A range of events will be held around the region to celebrate NAIDOC More

How residents can help draft fix for housing crunch

Noosa community members have been urged to express their views to help address More

Jane: the truth behind teenage crims and ‘joyrides’

There is nothing joyful about it. Nothing that lifts the spirits. Nothing that nourishes More

Sweet science: why food fans are drooling outside The Pastry Lab

Meet the clever couple who have turned tasty treats into a sweet science. The More

Grey power: see nation’s ‘most elite seniors gym’

A new health and fitness venue on the Sunshine Coast has been dubbed More

What your suburb will get from $273m in projects 

From new playgrounds, roads and sports facilities to a spectacular new library and More

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Life-changing: why Lisa is giving up mountain retreat

Celebrity couple Lisa Curry and Mark Tabone have revealed why they are reluctantly More

Croc Hunter’s zoo lodge dream becomes a reality

An ambition of Steve Irwin's has been realised, with the opening of a More

$847m Coast Budget: what’s happening with your rates

Sunshine Coast Council has handed down an $847 million 2022-23 Budget, and here's More

What’s On: 90s hits for ladies, scone celebration and beer festival 

She Sings - The '90s Mixtape Following a sold-out opening night in May, She More

Golden garage that will take luxury car care to next level

A ground-breaking, multimillion-dollar auto precinct is in development on the Sunshine Coast, offering More

You beauty, finally they’ve revived a Bonza word!

I am excited about the new airline out of the coast. It will be More

Where 58,000 motorists are about to get a smoother run

Up to 58,000 drivers a day are set to rejoice as they enjoy More

Approvals down, costs up as industry faces tough times

New home approvals on the Sunshine Coast have fallen by 26 per cent More

Couple swaps mansion for termite den, but won’t knock it down

A Golden Beach couple has taken the unusual step of selling their beautiful More


What’s on Horizon for amazing multi-arts festival

A stellar program has been revealed for a 10-day multi-arts festival, which will More

‘Truly historic’: the moment that will change our future

The Sunshine Coast has been officially recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in More

How $10m streetscape project will transform hub

A multimillion-dollar streetscape project is set to transform a major road in the More


Asian eatery dashes to your door and earns major award

A Baringa restaurant has been named one of Australia’s all-star eateries as the More

Enjoy all the Coast’s fine brews in ye olde beer hall

As the official craft brewing capital of Australia, the Sunshine Coast is bursting More

‘Passionate’ local to lead development of city centre

A local, who is passionate about the future of our region, will lead More


Colourful high school event a ‘triumph for inclusion’

A Sunshine Coast high school was awash with rainbow and purple for their More

‘Brain fingerprinting’ could hold key to happier lives

A world-first study has helped University of the Sunshine Coast researchers gain better More

‘Passion and purpose’: new principal welcomed

One of the Sunshine Coast's most exclusive schools has officially welcomed its new More


Club’s ground-breaking moment after lengthy battle

A project, which was a decade in the making, is being realised at More

Forget Rio, Coolum’s the place to go for a carnival

Get ready for a dazzling delight of feathers, tassels, live music and dancing More

Cash for trailblazing clubs, arts and events that soar

Cash injections of hundreds of thousands of dollars are set to boost several More