Sunshine Coast News

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Evicted granny fears council won't compensate for home

Evicted granny fears council won't compensate for home

UNCERTAINTY about whether or not Gwen Salisbury will get the compensation she wants for being forced from her home is stressing her out.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Miracle on the green: Retired doctor saves bowler's life

Miracle on the green: Retired doctor saves bowler's life

A MAN suffering a suspected heart attack during an afternoon game of lawn bowls was lucky to have a retired doctor nearby.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

MS volunteer's enthusiasm is heartwarming

MS volunteer's enthusiasm is heartwarming

BEV Cornwell won't let her disability define her. Instead, she uses it to keep herself energised and engaged in helping those around her also suffering from MS.

Respected Elder gets twice the recognition with accolade

Respected Elder gets twice the recognition with accolade

AUNTY Lillian Burke thought she'd reached her peak when she was honoured at the Sunshine Coast University - but then came the news she'd never expected.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Art director celebrates milestone with edgy exhibition

Art director celebrates milestone with edgy exhibition

COOLART Picture Framing Gallery director Joe McFeeters will show off his style with a collection of artworks to celebrate a milestone in the Sunshine Coast.

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Balancing act: Couple share values, love for 60 years

Balancing act: Couple share values, love for 60 years

COMPROMISE and unselfishness are two virtues that have sustained the marriage of a well-known Gympie couple for six decades.

Mon 19 Nov 2018

'Never too late': Doctor starts career when most retire

'Never too late': Doctor starts career when most retire

SIX universities, four different career paths and three children but 32 years after her studies began Buderim's Jeannine Paterson is a fully-qualified doctor.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Author finds inspiration in convict past

Author finds inspiration in convict past

PETER Bradley is so proud of his convict past, he's written a book entitled Convicted, chronicling the long journey of his great-great-great grandfather.

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Remembering an icon: Fans flock to honour Crocodile Hunter

Remembering an icon: Fans flock to honour Crocodile Hunter

AUSTRALIA Zoo was turned into a sea of khaki in celebration of the iconic Crocodile Hunter as thousands flocked to the annual Steve Irwin Day.

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Fishing history reeled in by local author

Fishing history reeled in by local author

DID you know one of the first things Captain Cook did after he had steered the Endeavour into Botany Bay, was to go fishing in a small wooden boat?

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Gallery mindful of dementia with new art program

Gallery mindful of dementia with new art program

PROVIDING opportunities for people living with dementia can be hugely beneficial to their wellbeing, and a new public program offers a creative avenue.

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Remembrance Day floats back in time on Noosa River

Remembrance Day floats back in time on Noosa River

REMEMBRANCE Day organisers are planning to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice with a re-enactment of the flotilla that sailed the Noosa river in 1918.

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Mike Carlton: From hard-nosed journo to house-husband

Mike Carlton: From hard-nosed journo to house-husband

MIKE Carlton might have a reputation for being outspoken, opinionated, controversial, but that doesn't stop him from being an attentive husband and father.

Wed 10 Oct 2018

Back from the abyss: The bowls club that defied all the odds

Back from the abyss: The bowls club that defied all the odds

FROM the edge of oblivion the Pacific Paradise Bowls Club stared into the abyss, steeled itself, and is growing its membership against huge odds.

Local author tells untold tail behind Australia

Local author tells untold tail behind Australia

SOMETIMES a book comes along with a title that might not appeal to the masses and surprises us by shooting up the best-seller list within weeks of its release.

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Moment to remember: Wedding bells sound for Morcombes

Moment to remember: Wedding bells sound for Morcombes

PROUD as punch, the Morcombe family looked happy while celebrating their eldest son's wedding on Saturday.

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Bookshop popular as ever on 10-year anniversary

Bookshop popular as ever on 10-year anniversary

WHEN bookshops are struggling to compete with the popularity of online reading, it is heartening to see one small bookshop not only surviving but growing.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Local storm warning issued for veterans cricket championship

Local storm warning issued for veterans cricket championship

A STORM is brewing for the best veteran cricket players when Over-70s Veterans Cricket National Championships starts on the Sunshine Coast.

Mon 10 Sep 2018

'Gift of sound': Deaf grandson inspires musician

'Gift of sound': Deaf grandson inspires musician

FOR 'Music Man' Barry Bull there was no greater feeling than providing the gift of sound to his little grandson.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Beat the drought by raising a glass to farmers

Beat the drought by raising a glass to farmers

EVERYONE who sees the dreadful plight of drought affected farmers wishes they could do something about it. But all you really need to do is have a drink!

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