Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


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



Critical shortage: mum-and-dad owners at breaking point

Worker shortages “across all industries” are severely impacting many Sunshine Coast businesses, forcing temporary closures, exhausting owners and frustrating customers. While the ongoing fallout from the pandemic shares part of the blame, the fingers are being pointed at other underlying contributing factors. More affordable, convenient housing for workers is emerging as More

‘Brickville’ was transformed into a bustling Coast suburb

It has a less than grandiose ring to it, but 'Brickville' almost became More

Centenarian leads unveiling of special beachside tribute

A centenarian Coast veteran, who served as a war nurse, will lead the More

Why cray-zy Coast syndicate is the toast of the outback

Yabby dabby do! A Sunshine Coast syndicate has become the toast of the More

Jane: does council knows its garbage from it’s garbage?

One job. They just had one: get the signage right. But the words on the More

Buried remnants of Coast’s past unearthed in washover

A relatively unknown fragment of the Sunshine Coast’s past has been unearthed in More

Dog poison theory as joint investigation launched

A joint investigation has been launched into a spate of dog deaths and More

Bellissimo! Mouth-watering new festival to fill your belly and soul

A full celebration of authentic Italian food, drink and entertainment is coming to the region for the first time, with pizza, pasta, gelato, espresso, cannoli, bocce, Ferraris and more. It will be a case of la vita e bella (life is beautiful) at the inaugural Italian Food and Vino Festival More

Island life: the ‘most elite’ street still smashing records

One of the most elite streets on the Sunshine Coast is continuing to More

Reason behind push to build Coast’s Games village now

A new group is hitting the streets to get people off the streets More

Ashley Robinson: paying more might help you save

I have a friend who has a great reply when asked about why More

Big dream: Coast sprouts one of nation’s youngest authors

At just eight years of age, Lincoln Rawlins has become one of Australia’s More

Pet dogs dead, alarm raised after spate of ‘poisonings’

Owners have been left heartbroken by a spate of suspected poisonings at one More

What’s On: rock band tour, musical comedy and a funny festival

Join fun-loving Beddy Rays Following the recent release of their punk rock party starter More

Buyers rush for slice as new neighbourhood opens

The southern Sunshine Coast’s newest waterfront community has officially opened at Pelican Waters, More

Locals speak up about town’s first supermarket

Eumundi residents have thrown their support behind a proposed new supermarket which would More

State-owned properties empty amid housing crisis

Tens of millions of dollars of state government-owned property is sitting empty as More

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Why Noosa mum’s unusual nuggets are ‘flying off the shelves’

A Noosa mum has found the secret to encouraging kids to eat more More

How to score a $60 summer escape from the Coast

Start planning your summer or autumn escape — Jetstar has launched a sale More

Bowls to netball: athletes make us ‘enormously proud’

From netball, to swimming, cycling and even lawn bowls, Sunshine Coast athletes will More

Scientists might be able to predict mental health problems

Despite the best efforts of clinicians and researchers for decades, we still do More

Bowing out in style: concerts you can’t afford to miss

An esteemed conductor will bring three prominent musical groups together for the first More

Top NRL teams help ‘shine a light’ on Coast initiative

The South Sydney Rabbitohs and New Zealand Warriors have backed the Sunshine Coast’s More

How to save drivers ‘billions’ of dollars on fuel: report

Australia could help drivers save billions of dollars by matching fuel efficiency rules More

Speaking up: meet the inspiring Rosie Batty at Coast lunch

Rosie Batty’s horrific story of her 11-year-old son’s tragic death eight years ago More

New centre to offer essential support to young people

A new centre is set to provide mental health and wellbeing support to More


Balancing act: call to help map future of beach

Sunshine Coast Council is considering how to balance the needs of the community More

Interesting treat inside new local vending machines

Noosa Shire residents can now borrow books from a vending machine as part More

Cogs turning on town’s towering playground

A towering playground that pays homage to a town's history is set to More


‘Best and brightest’ at mega expo to help local businesses

A huge expo is set to help local business owners and operators take More

Coast engineer whose pots and pans will ‘outlive us all’

A Sunshine Coast engineer has cooked up an eco-friendly initiative that has developed More

Awards honour ‘women achieving amazing things’

It was a memorable night of nights at the annual Sunshine Coast Business More


Flashback: the university in the ‘middle of nowhere’

It was a cool September morning, and a chilly wind was blowing across More

Magpie nightmare could be over thanks to this team

A discreet bird deterrent that will prevent injuries from swooping magpies has earned More

USC research: could spider venom save nation’s bees?

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is investigating whether spider and scorpion More


Forty years of giving hope in darkest of moments

A 24-hour crisis support group that provides a compassionate ear is marking a More

‘King of the kids’: new play area a towering triumph

A 6.5m rainforest-themed tower will take interactive playground design to a whole new More

How you can help honour our community champions

Nominations are now open for one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier awards programs. Individuals More