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Affordable housing fix: Noosa’s bold push to allow ‘secondary dwellings’

Noosa is considering a pilot solution to its desperate housing crisis that would allow 'secondary dwellings' to be built on people's existing properties. The bold proposal that would tackle the issue head-on would require state approval because rules currently make it illegal to rent out granny flats to tenants who More

The special service birthing Coast’s Indigenous babies

Danielle Kartinyeri believes the close relationship with her midwife saved her baby's life More

The dark side of online gaming puts kids in danger

With online gaming being a big part of many young people’s lives, it More

Auctions push property prices to new heights

Some pockets of the Sunshine Coast that traditionally have been less inclined to More

State’s best junior surfers carve up at Coolum

A trio of Sunshine Coasters have put their hands up for state titles More

Improving safety the goal as intersection upgrade begins

A bustling Sunshine Coast intersection is about to be upgraded, catering for the More

In pain? Need an operation? Come back in 27 months

Patients languishing in pain on lengthy waiting lists at Sunshine Coast University Hospital More

The power duo taking job-sharing to a whole new level

Two of the region's most experienced not-for-profit leaders have been appointed joint-CEOs of a disability service provider in the rarest of job-sharing arrangements. Existing 121 Care CEO Kym Chomley has been joined at the helm of the organisation by award-winning executive Feda Adra. 121 Care employs 185 staff and is projected to More

‘Surging back’: jobs and training to get massive boost

The Queensland government will pour $460 million into its flagship skills and training More

Who gets royal nod in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Actor Chris Hemsworth, former prime ministerial advisor Peta Credlin and the nation's first More

One-of-a-kind music showcase to reach crescendo with gala concert

The much-anticipated inaugural Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival will be held from June More

PM vows to continue tough stance on overseas travel

Scott Morrison says his government will continue to traverse the "Australian path" of More

‘Absolutely amazing’: Coast show returns with a bang

Droves of show-goers enjoyed rides, dagwood dogs and showbags as the Sunshine Coast More

Power of family: record-breaking swimmer’s emotional tribute

UPDATE Teenager Kaylee McKeown has continued to raise eyebrows at the Olympic selection trials, More

MP reveals state budget wish-list for Sunshine Coast

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson says the Sunshine Coast needs real commitment  from More

How the beach may help Caitlin get to the Olympics

Australian indoor volleyball representative Caitlin Bettenay is focused on making it to the More

Power of two: orchestras combine for mega concert

The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and the talent-filled Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra are More

Photo of the day

Was it pirates looking to plunder Mooloolaba, or time travelling seafarers? No, it was the visiting Young Endeavour tall ship captured by photographer Sharlene White on Sunday.

Share your photo of the day with us. It can taken anywhere on the Sunshine Coast – from the beach to the hinterland – and feature action, landscapes, events, weather or pets. Email photo@sunshinecoastnews.com.au.

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Field of dreams: hockey venue’s world-class upgrade

The Sunshine Coast has a new world-class hockey field, after a major upgrade More

Jane Stephens: remember, the internet never forgets

In the future, will we regret that Facebook post, that clever quip on More

How Wade Bennett survived life in the very fast lane

After a freak accident that ended his water-skiing career and almost his life, More

Wildlife rescuers struggle after losing ambulance

The Sunshine Coast’s only 24/7 wildlife rescue service has been struggling to cope More

‘Devastated’: Coast music venue in shock shutdown

Operators of an award-winning Sunshine Coast entertainment venue say they have been left More

Houses, in this swamp? You must be completely mad!

In the beginning, there was wallum, ti-tree swamp and wind-blown sand dunes. Few More

All the tricky-to-pronounce words Sami Muirhead avoids

Do you say ‘Yoo-No’ or ‘Oo-No’? I refer to the card game kids and More

Unique Coast team gets 40,000 kids moving

You probably have never heard of them, but this unique Sunshine Coast team More

Ashley laments his ill-fated bids to become a copper

I am getting towards the end of my work life and I sometimes More

Council

Time-travelling First Nations experience heralded

A new virtual reality experience at a Sunshine Coast heritage precinct has been More

Maroochy’s underground rubbish revolution goes live

Australia's first underground automated waste collection system for a CBD is live and More

Land purchase creates region’s largest reserve

Doonan Creek Environment Reserve in Peregian Springs is now the largest reserve in More

Business

Passion and inspiration behind burger dream

After a year-long trip to America in 2008 and returning home with a More

Entrepreneurs to share insights into brand building

Three entrepreneurs are set to share valuable insights on creating authentic and captivating More

New Officeworks opens on Sunshine Coast

Officeworks has celebrated the opening of its 167th Australian store. The new office supply More

Learning

Students invited to eat like refugees for five days

Students and teachers are being invited to eat like a refugee, leading up More

Basketball blitz: Meridan academy sharpens players

Basketball legend Michael Jordan once said: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t More

Year 10s enjoy an early taste of university life

A host of Year 10 students from around the region toured University of More

Community

Funding windfall for Coast community groups

More than $200,000 in funding has been allocated to local groups in the More

Nambour’s new identity aims to unify community

Nambour’s new brand identity has been unveiled and it embodies the diversity, resilience More

Learn more about skin cancer risks and wellbeing

Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club is set to host a welfare event, More