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Currumbin RSL Awarded Younger Veterans Grant

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Currumbin RSL has been named a recipient of the 2017 special round of the Supporting Younger Veterans grant.  ..

In Focus: Photographer Brian Usher

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This month we’re taking a leap off the pages with our regular My Office photographer, Brian Usher from Ocean Road Magazine, to share more of Brian’s photography work from near and far. ..

Cooly Rocked in 2017

Posted on Monday, July 03, 2017

An estimated 85,000 festival-goers converged on Coolangatta, Kirra and Tweed for five days and nights from June 7 – 11, celebrating everything there is to love about the 50s and 60s during this year’s Cooly Rocks On™. ..

Resorts United Under Mantra Masterbrand

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017

Leading hotel and resort operator, Mantra Group, has united their 128 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii into a new single consumer brand, known simply as Mantra Hotels. ..

Cross Border Cooperation Sees Destination Reach New Heights

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast met with directors and key stakeholders from Destination Tweed in June to discuss common opportunities for building the strength of our adjoining destinations. ..

SGC Profile – Scott Chapman, Co-owner, Zambrero Coolangatta

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017

From a background in media sales and marketing to one of the fastest growing franchises on the Gold Coast food scene, Scott Chapman is part owner of several Zambrero restaurants including the Gold Coast and Queensland’s first store at Coolangatta. ..

What the 2017 Federal Budget Means for Local Business Operators

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Local business owners are invited to attend an informative breakfast talk from 7:00am on Thursday 6 July from the Hon Karen Andrews, outlining what the 2017 Federal Budget means for local business owners and operators. ..

RSL Defies Ageing with Fun & Ageless Group

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Are you or do you know a senior looking to connect with like-minded locals, participate in social activities and most importantly, have fun? ..

MYNDSHIFT Launches for Local Youth

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017

Southern Gold Coast local and SurfVolley Coolangatta’s Sange Carter has faced 5 fears in 5 days, all in the name of inspiring others to step outside their comfort zone. ..

Swell 2017 Artists Announced

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017

SWELL Sculpture Festival has announced the diverse group of local, national and international creatives that will inspire and entertain the masses from 8 – 17 September, 2017. ..

Businesses Invited to Attend Guest Experience Workshops

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The innovative Be My Guest Program is driving service excellence on the Gold Coast and enhancing the guest experience. These free one-day workshops are funded by City of Gold Coast with the intention of providing to all guests a wow impression of the destination for its attractions, landscape and activities. ..

A life from beyond the sea

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Daniel McKenzie | Tweed Daily News
Image: Scott Powick

STUCK at boarding school in the 1960s, a blonde haired, bright eyed surfer had pipe dreams matched in size only by a sport about to explode. But before lighting the flame for the evolution of surfing media and before he became Andy Mac, a young Andrew McKinnon sat in that classroom at The Southport School determined to pave his own path in the sport he loved. ..

International Tourism Snapshot Figures Released

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tourism and Events Queensland have released Australia’s Tourism Industry statistics for the year ending March 2017, finding that tourism on the Gold Coast has reached a record high. ..

New Beachfront Dining Destination Opens its Doors

Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017

Coolangatta’s Baskk opened its doors to the public on Sunday 4 June as the newest addition to the Southern Gold Coast’s thriving foodie scene.  ..

Local Business Owners Invited to Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Information Night

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017

Could an intern help your business? ..

Calling on Nominations for 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017

One week remains to nominate Gold Coast Tourism Operators for the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards, with entries closing at 5pm on Thursday 1 June. ..

SGC Profile – Paul Hart & Levi Corby, Hutchinson Builders Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hutchinson Builders is a fifth generation family business and Australia’s largest privately owned construction company. Celebrating 105 years in business this July, the local office has found a new home, planting their roots in the heart of Coolangatta’s CBD. ..

Success at Sustainability Seminar

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

More than 25 local business owners attended the Secrets of Success by Sustainability seminar at Currumbin RSL today, taking away tips to give back to the planet while also boosting business. ..

CSGC Flies Flag for Southern Gold Coast at ATE

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

Last week, Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO, Peter Doggett, attended the annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney to represent our region. During the visit he met with key stakeholders on the national stage, including Scoot General Manager Australia, Jared Simcox. ..

Balter Brings Home Beer Awards

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Currumbin’s own Balter Brewing Company has taken out two awards at the internationally recognised Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) this month. ..

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