If you are the kind of person who is chilling out with the family in Byron Shire, marvelling at the nature, getting down to the beach with the kids, mixing it with the locals and generally soaking up the Byron... Read More →
Celebrating love, headspace Tweed Heads and the Compass LGBTIQAP+ Youth Network are hosting Tweed and Coolangatta's inaugural Diversity Walk on Saturday.
Fifty sculptures line the beautiful stretch of beach at Currumbin on the Gold Coast until September 17. The SWELL sculpture festival is celebrating it’s fifteenth year as it transforms the golden sands of Currumbin Beach.
Have you ever wanted to be part of an opening ceremony? Well now’s your chance. The Commonwealth Games will be held just up the road on the Gold Coast and you can get involved.
The Queensland government's rejection of a $3 billion Gold Coast casino plan hasn't dissuaded Mayor Tom Tate from pursuing a cruise ship terminal for the city.
Sea World's polar bear cub is a girl and now the Gold Coast theme park wants the public to name her.
Stuart Layt BRISBANE [AAP] People wanting to register as volunteers for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are being urged to get in early so they don’t miss out on a spot. Registration opened online on Monday morning; however, there’s... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] Federal health minister Sussan Ley has apologised for claiming travel entitlements over a 2015 trip to Queensland, calling the move an ‘error of judgement’. Ms Ley pledged to pay back travel expenses associated with the May 2015 trip,... Read More →
Darren Cartwright Brisbane [AAP] It will be at least Monday before it’s known when Dreamworld will reopen as police investigate how four people were killed on one of its popular rides. The Gold Coast theme park was scheduled to reopen... Read More →
Jamie McKinnell Brisbane [AAP] Queensland authorities hope toxicology results will shed light on a mystery hallucinogenic drug that led to the hospitalisation of 16 Gold Coast partygoers. Police and paramedics were called to various Surfers Paradise and Labrador addresses across... Read More →
Glitter Festival is a spectacular four-day arts event that recognises and celebrates diversity and encourages freedom of expression. Brad Rush is the artistic director, and he spoke to The Echo about this exciting new event that is now in its second... Read More →
Gary Opit, Yelgun. Gold Coast relatives invited us to view the new renovations at Pacific Fair shopping centre and we obliged, hoping to get an impression of the future of Byron Bay. Decades ago on rare occasions we had visited... Read More →
Jim Morton, AAP Commonwealth Games consultants have been accused of bias after three home-grown companies were overlooked for the showpiece opening and closing ceremonies at the 2018 Gold Coast Games. Renowned creative director Ric Birch, who managed the ceremonies at... Read More →
A 15-year-old boy remains in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed at Miami on the Gold Coast yesterday afternoon.
Gold Coast woman Tara Brown has died in hospital after being violently beaten, allegedly by her former partner, while trapped in her crashed car.
'Chet! Get in the bloody boat now!' Chet doesn't move. The speedboat was nosed into the beach, but is now drifting away. Shortly, the water will be too deep for young Chet – who is about seven or eight – to wade to the boat and climb aboard.
A 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy are being questioned by Gold Coast police over the alleged stabbing of another teenager who was hospitalised with a stomach wound.
Lismore man Adam James Gooley has pleaded guilty to the murder of his lover’s partner in Gilston, on the Gold Coast, two years ago.
The meter maids stroll by, gold sequins glittering from caps which offer some sun protection, and from bikinis which offer bugger all.
Queensland police say Mark Emmanuel Spencer, 37, was killed in a targeted attack at his Gold Coast home.
Anger and fear in the community has convinced Gold Coast Council to reject a proposed mosque in the city's south.
The Ebola scare on the Gold Coast shows Australia is well prepared to manage a potential case of the deadly virus, experts say.
A man being assessed for Ebola at a Gold Coast hospital is unlikely to actually have contracted the deadly virus, health officials say.
A young whale trapped in shark nets off a Gold Coast beach has been freed.
The Queensland government says it has listened to community concerns by ruling out development of some Gold Coast land for a cruise ship terminal.