Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication


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



Rooftop tennis court must go as judge finds Coast builder defied order

A prominent Sunshine Coast builder will have to remove a tennis court from the rooftop of his Minyama Island mansion and awaits a further penalty after being found in "contempt'' of an enforcement order. Since 2019, Wayne Geoffrey Dwyer has been embroiled in a battle with council — and subjected More

Popular Coast highway stop named as ‘exposure site’

A public health alert has been issued for contact tracing locations in Glass More

Court backs beachfront units, but blinds must close

Residents have failed in their legal bid to stop a multimillion-dollar apartment complex More

School vaccination blitz: how Coast responded to call

Pop-up vaccination clinics at Sunshine Coast schools were among the most well-attended in More

Frightening function to help reinvigorate arts industry

The arts industry has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, More

Victorians snap up Coast property as border rules ease

The anticipated opening of the Queensland border was the inspiration behind a young More

Local women who helped style the rich and famous

Two local women who helped dressed rock stars and a First Lady will More

‘In the blood’: what drew scientist Mick back to farming

Good Harvest Organic Farm founder and owner Mick Dan has farming in his DNA. But despite growing up in the lush Mary Valley on his grandfather’s pineapple farm, he didn’t start his working life in work boots and a wide-brimmed hat. He’s one of the new-age farmers: young people who begin their More

Australia’s vaccine rollout to get a massive booster

As Australia edges towards a national 80 per cent COVID-19 vaccination rate, preparations More

Help this vital charity and you could win a dazzling diamond

The work Sunshine Coast charity No More Fake Smiles (NMFS) does to support More

New units in ‘reinvented’ town lure buyers west

A landmark construction in a "reinvented" Nambour is hoping to attract buyers looking More

Beach bargains: when land at Moffat was half-price

Believe it or not, there was a time when those trying to sell More

Tourism looks forward to something big this Xmas

The Queensland roadmap to reopen for travel to southern interstate markets is excellent More

Why banks are scrutinising home buyers more closely

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) change in the assessment interest rate has More

Expo to help businesses thrive through change

Sunshine Coast business owners and operators have a great opportunity to learn how More

Local seafood icon makes a welcome comeback

Seafood lovers are about to rejoice as an iconic Sunshine Coast waterfront restaurant More

Chilling and thrilling: what freaks out horror director Chris Sun

Horror movie fans have ensured Sunshine Coast director Chris Sun's film The Possessed More

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Unique attraction that reshaped Mooloolaba

It was December 1988, and Queensland was reeling from the ongoing revelations of More

Sami Muirhead has a good excuse to be wearing Lycra

You are a Lyrca girl, or you are not. I am not. I have More

Pass me the Christmas turkey, but hold the COVID

A squeeze from a grandparent or a snuggle with an infant niece or More

Rejected for a rental 70 times facing life in a tent

After 70 rental rejections, a long-term Sunshine Coast resident says she's bracing for More

Secret to being successful when times are crazy

As a global keynote speaker on high-performance leadership and business growth, Keith Abraham More

‘Employees of the month’ find treasure in trash

Quick-thinking waste workers have retrieved some treasure from the trash. Noosa Council waste staff More

Passion for fashion: ex-model’s new-look business reshapes local style

Former international catwalk model Sheree Johnstone has fond memories of her mother Robyn More

Staggering prices set humble beachside suburb on fire

Million-dollar-plus properties are now the norm in a relaxed beachside suburb that was More

Australia ranked last in developed world on climate

Australia is the worst climate performer in the developed world and will remain More


Untold stories to be revealed in ground-breaking program

Sunshine Coast Council’s first resident historians are embarking on two projects to fill More

A natural fit: Coast bids to become a biosphere

The Sunshine Coast Council’s nomination for the region to become a UNESCO Biosphere More

Urban revitalisation project claims a national award

A project designed to rejuvenate the heart of Caloundra has been recognised on More


Mooloolaba’s key role as sea pilot service expands

A progressive sea pilots service will be stationed on the Sunshine Coast, as More

Prime time: Coast butchers carve it up on social media

These humble Sunshine Coast butchers have become unlikely social media stars for their More

How a rising legal star is tackling key issues

A rising Sunshine Coast legal star, who is a passionate advocate for mental More


The wondrous $1.3m centre that reimagines learning

A new $1.3 million Wonderarium is set to evoke awe and curiosity at More

IN PHOTOS: Mooloolaba claims AFLQ Schools Cup

The Mooloolaba State School community is celebrating after their talented girls AFL team More

How the region will lead way in creating smart jobs

More young people will be inspired to pursue 'smart careers' as the Sunshine More


‘Means so much’: vital grant gets elderly rolling

A novel cycling group for older people is among several not-for-profit community groups More

Charity drives inclusion with unique services

An innovative Sunshine Coast charity is in full swing after opening the doors More

Green champions shortlisted for inaugural awards

A selection of environmentally-conscious individuals and businesses have been named as finalists in More