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Gold Coast residents say no to a pot shop near a park. ‘If people want to smoke, God bless them, let them smoke, but why in this neighborhood?'

A group of Gold Coast residents is opposing plans for a marijuana store near their neighborhood, saying the dispensary would be too close to a park and a nearby school, and would add to congestion in the area.
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Gold Coast residents oppose marijuana dispensary. ‘If people want to smoke, god bless them, let them smoke, but why in this neighborhood?'

A group of Gold Coast residents is opposing plans for a marijuana store near their neighborhood, saying the dispensary would be too close to a park and a nearby school, and would add to congestion in the area.
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DIY Double Edge Floating Frame + Great Source for Canvas Prints!

*This post is in partnership with CanvasDiscount.com. Hello my friends! As you know I’ve been focused a lot on building up my travel art shop that I launched earlier this year, so it was serendipitous when I was contacted by CanvasDiscount.com to show off two ways to print artwork using their services. I was so happy to partner with them because their canvas prints are the best prices online! Today I’m sharing with you all the details on this 24×40” canvas seascape and the natural wood double ed...
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Snowboard world champion 'Chumpy' Pullin dies aged 32

Two-time world snowboarding champion Alex "Chumpy" Pullin died Wednesday aged 32, reportedly while spearfishing off the Australian coast, Olympic officials said. Pullin, who was the Australian team flag bearer at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, was found unresponsive on the ocean floor while spearfishing on the Gold Coast in Queensland, apparently after losing consciousness, local press reports said. "This is an incredibly sad day for us all," said Ian Chesterman, the Australian chef de missio...
Tags: News, Sports, Queensland, Vancouver, Sochi, Alex, Gold Coast, Pyeongchang, Ian Chesterman, Pullin, Chumpy Pullin


Quest Griffith and Quest Robina Adopt BeyondTV GuestCast™ to Provide Guests With Latest in Content Casting Functionality

MELBOURNE, Australia — June 30, 2020 — BeyondTV (BTV), a full-service provider of guestroom entertainment services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful implementation of BeyondTV GuestCast™ at Quest Griffith and Quest Robina. Owned and operated under the Quest Apartment Hotels franchise, one of the largest and most successful apartment hotel brands within Australasia, Quest Griffith, located within the Riverina region, and Quest Robina, situated on Aust...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Australasia, Gold Coast, Melbourne Australia, Griffith, Riverina, Quest Robina Owned, Quest Apartment Hotels, Liveport


Remembering Navroze Mody: A Zarathushti Victim of Hate Crime in the United States

Over the last few days the United States grapples with the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by a policeman. The racial profiling, violence and brutality are rightly condemned by one and all. FEZANA put out a statement today that echoes the sentiments of Zarathushtis of North America. Indian American Navroze Mody (center) was fatally beaten outside the Gold Coast Bar in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1987, by members of a gang who called themselves the Dotbusters. New Jersey has a long his...
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Coronavirus live update Australia: government to repay $721m worth of robodebt errors as national cabinet replaces Coag

Refunding to begin in July as national cabinet agrees to meet fortnightly during Covid-19 crisis and then monthly. Follow updates live‘Coag is no more’: national cabinet to continue, meeting fortnightly during Covid-19 crisisFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsSign up for Guardian Australia’s morning mail email 7.17am BST Government services minister Stuart Robert says Australians who are owed money by the governme...
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Three men charged with murder after teenager falls to death from Gold Coast apartment

Queensland police allege robbery took place before 19-year-old man diedThree men have been charged with murder after a teenager fell to his death from a Gold Coast apartment.Detectives allege a robbery occurred before the 19-year-old man died. Continue reading...
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Regional universities push to trial a return of international students to Australia

Exclusive: charter flights, pre-departure Covid-19 testing and alternative quarantining arrangements are proposedRegional universities are calling for a relaxation of Australia’s travel ban to first be trialled for international students who commit to studying outside of capital cities, with charter flights, special Covid-19 pre-departure testing and alternative quarantining arrangements as an incentive to boost numbers at regional campuses.The calls from the Regional Universities Network come ...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, House, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tanya Plibersek, Australian education, International Students, Gold Coast, Australian Universities, Coronavirus outbreak, Regional Universities Network


Whale calf rescue in Queensland

This good Samaritan’s experience in Queensland, Australia, will make anyone think twice about doing a good deed. When a man (who wishes to remain anonymous) saw a whale calf caught in nets off the Gold Coast, he immediately went to the rescue. He dove off his small boat into the waters of Burleigh Heads, and used a knife to free the baby whale’s pectoral fin from the net that was cutting into its flesh. He told reporters, “I saw the whale and I thought, ‘That is pretty cool.’ Then I saw he...
Tags: Travel, Wildlife, Queensland, Gold Coast, All, Burleigh Heads, Queensland Australia, Samaritan, Jonathan Clark, Queensland Fisheries, Mark Furner


'Yeah, I’m in trouble': man who rescued whale calf caught in Queensland nets faces $27,000 fine

Rescuer hailed a hero on social media but risks penalty for interfering with shark controlsA man who rescued a whale calf trapped in nets off the Gold Coast from a small boat may face a fine of almost $27,000.The man rescued the stricken animal on Tuesday morning as officials took more than two hours to respond. Continue reading...
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Father and son charged over alleged $320k scam involving Queensland line dancing community

The pair, who were on the run for more than a year, are accused of ripping off would-be boot scooters through a line dancing holiday scamA Queensland father and son who allegedly ripped off line dancers for more than $320,000 using a holiday scam have been caught after more than a year on the run.Brett Jenkins, 38, and Bruce Jenkins, 67, are accused of using their trust built up in the line-dancing community over 15 years to arrange trips for people before cancelling them and not paying refunds....
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, Brisbane, Crime - Australia, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brett Jenkins, Bruce Jenkins


Tom Hanks pens heartfelt letter to bullied Australian boy named Corona

Eight-year-old Corona De Vries wrote to the Hollywood star after he and his wife, Rita Wilson, were quarantined when they tested positive for Covid-19Tom Hanks has sent a letter and a Corona brand typewriter to an Australian boy who wrote to him about being bullied over his name, Corona.Corona De Vries, an eight-year-old from the Gold Coast in Queensland, wrote to the Hollywood star after he and his wife, Rita Wilson, spent more than two weeks in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19. C...
Tags: Hollywood, Australia news, Tom Hanks, Queensland, Gold Coast, Rita Wilson, Corona, Hanks, Coronavirus outbreak, Corona De Vries, Corona Corona De Vries


Australia closes beaches as Covid-19 lockdown continues over Easter

Australia is closing its beaches from Bondi to the Gold Coast amid the country's Covid-19 lockdown.
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Australia closes beaches as Covid-19 lockdown continues over Good Friday

Australia is closing its beaches from Bondi to the Gold Coast amid the country's Covid-19 lockdown.
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Australia closes beaches amid Covid-19 lockdown

Australia is closing its beaches from Bondi to the Gold Coast amid the country's Covid-19 lockdown.
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Berejiklian urged to close NSW border after Queenslanders continue to visit state's north

Fears of coronavirus spike as backpackers and holidaymakers continue to crowd into Byron Bay and nearby townsFollow our latest Australia coronavirus blog for live news and updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMayors and state MPs on the north coast of New South Wales are calling on the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to immediately close the state’s border.Queensland closed its borders to NSW residents at midnight Wednesday night but NSW hasn’t reciprocated – Queenslanders are still free to come ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Gold Coast, NSW, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Gladys Berejiklian, Tweed Heads, Coronavirus outbreak, Gold Coast Continue


'Clarity and compassion': what Australia can learn from New Zealand's coronavirus response

The Morrison government’s contradictory messages have confused many, while the Ardern government has been clear and unequivocalOn Wednesday, Laney McLean, 65, and her husband, Murray, who is 70, fly home to New Zealand. They have lived on the Gold Coast for a decade, and their son and daughter-in law – a police officer and a GP – urged them to leave.“It’s pretty hard to argue when your kids are in tears,” says McLean. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Donald Trump, Gold Coast, Murray, Morrison, McLean, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


'Fright of her life': Gold Coast woman finds five-metre python on her doorstep

Queensland snake catcher says 80kg albino Burmese python found in Oxenford is the largest he has come across in 27 years As a seasoned snake catcher, Tony Harrison is used to the people the claiming there is a five-metre snake on their doorstep. But for the first time on Monday, the caller wasn’t exaggerating.“This was the largest snake I have come across in 27 years,” Harrison said. “The poor old lady who opened the front door to see it there got the fright of her life” Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Australia news, Snakes, Queensland, Reptiles, Gold Coast, Harrison, Oxenford, Tony Harrison


Tropical Cyclone Gretel set to bypass Norfolk Island but damaging winds expected

Strong wind warnings also in place for coastal regions across south-east Queensland and northern NSWTropical Cyclone Gretel is set to bypass Norfolk Island in the next 48 hours, although it will still create damaging winds.Tropical Cyclone Gretel may not make landfall but was still expected to have an impact with damaging wind warnings of around 100km/h for coastal regions across south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Queensland, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Australia Weather, Gold Coast, Cyclone Gretel


Tropical cyclone tracks towards Norfolk Island as Queensland coast braces for strong winds

Cyclone expected to turn into a category two system, with gale warnings in place for the Fraser Island coast, Gold Coast and sunshine coastParts of Queensland’s coast are expected to be hit by strong winds as a tropical cyclone brews over the Coral Sea and heads towards Norfolk Island.The cyclone was expected to develop into a category one system on Saturday night as it tracked south-east away from the Queensland coast, the Bureau of Meteorology said. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Queensland, Norfolk Island, Australia Weather, Gold Coast, Coral Sea, Fraser Island, Bureau of Meteorology


Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus in Australia

American actor, who is starring in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis film, and his wife say they are to be isolated while they recover • Coronavirus live updates: US suspends all travel from Europe for 30 days, excluding UKThe US actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus while filming in Australia.The 63-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently on the Gold Coast in Queensland filming Baz Luhrmann’s untitled production about Elvis Presley. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Film, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, Tom Hanks, Medical Research, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, Elvis, Baz Luhrmann, Gold Coast


Coronavirus live updates: US cases pass 1,000 and UK health minister tests positive

Cases spike in Japan, Australia announces health spending and deaths rise sharply again in Italy. Follow latest newsCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK health minister tests positiveCoronavirus crisis hits the US campaign trailArsenal place players into self-isolationItalian PM extends lockdown to entire countryCoronavirus confusion as NHS helpline gives out wrong adviceShare your experiences 6.22am GMT And we’ve just published our wrap of the coronavirus latest, around the world, starting wit...
Tags: Europe, UK, China, US, UK News, World news, NHS, Italy, Gold Coast, Japan Australia, Southern Cross University, Lismore, COVID


Coronavirus latest updates: US postpones Asean summit, South Korea reports 594 new cases – latest news

Number of fresh cases in China declines and US confirms second possible ‘community spread’ infection. Follow live newsUS confirms second coronavirus case without links to travelWhich countries currently have travel restrictions in place?Will the Olympics be cancelled? The sports events under threatCoronavirus fears trigger biggest one-day fall on US stock marketShare your experiences 3.22am GMT Queensland Health has just sent through a press statement with a few more details on that Gold Coa...
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The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 9 Recap: A Suite, Suite Fantasy Nightmare

Are you ready for the most awkward fantasy suites episode of The Bachelor ever? One in which all three contestants have to stay in the same hotel room and one of them reveals she told the Bachelor that she’ll leave if he sleeps with either of the other two? I hope so, because that’s what we got this week. Also, a major clue as to who Peter Weber’s mom is crying about — obviously, the most anticipated moment of the season. This week’s episode begins right where last week’s ended: at the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Victoria, Madison, Gold Coast, Chris Harrison, Peter, Gold Coast Australia, Hannah Brown, Peter Weber, Victoria She, Victoria Fuller, Madison Prewett Hannah Ann Sluss, Peter Madison, Hannah Ann, Hannah Ann She


Dreamworld inquest: coroner details 'dangerous' safety practices after examining four deaths on ride

Queensland coroner says ‘shoddy record keeping’ contributed to accident on Thunder River Rapids ride in October 2016 The Queensland coroner has detailed “irresponsible”, “dangerous” and “inadequate” safety practices at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast that contributed to the deaths of four people on a ride three years ago.Coroner James McDougall is delivering his findings after a 2018 inquest into the deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi ...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, Gold Coast, Dreamworld, Thunder River Rapids, Luke Dorsett, James McDougall, Cindy Low Kate Goodchild, Roozi Araghi


Chinese student lost in Gold Coast bushland for five days used milk bottle to collect water

Yang Chen says watching survival and adventure TV shows helped her stay alive, as she knew to keep hydrated and warmA Chinese student who survived in flooded and dense Gold Coast bushland for five days used an empty milk bottle to collect water and get by.Yang Chen went missing last Wednesday while walking with a friend in the Tallebudgera Valley and spent the next five nights sheltering in caves until she was found by water police near Gorge Falls on Monday morning. Continue reading...
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Hiker missing for five days in Queensland rainforest survives by sheltering in caves – video

Chinese student Yang Chen, who went missing on Wednesday while walking with a friend in the Tallebudgera Valley, spent five nights sheltering in caves before being found by water police near Gorge Falls on Monday morning. Sgt Mitch Gray from Gold Coast water police said Chen was able to keep her hydration up during her ordeal by filling a discarded two-litre milk carton each day. Gray said police were getting increasingly concerned, especially with creeks in the region flooding. The 26-year-old ...
Tags: China, Australia news, Queensland, Gold Coast, Gray, Yang, Chen, Brailsford, Bond University, Tallebudgera Valley, Yang Chen, Gorge Falls, Mitch Gray, China Bond University, Tim Brailsford


Ride the Waves at These Popular Surfing Spots Around the World

Surfing has been on the rising tide for the last few years as its popularity has been growing each year. It’s become so popular in fact that it will make its first Olympic debut in Tokyo, Japan’s summer Olympic games. Many people have become so addicted to the euphoria of the sport that they are constantly traveling, searching for the perfect place to surf the waves. Here are a few places from around the world that belong to a travel list of a surf maniac.  Before we jump into our locations f...
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Cycling: Australian Sakakibara in induced coma after BMX accident

Sakakibara fell during his opening-round heat at a World Cup event in Bathurst on Saturday and was treated by paramedics and a doctor before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital. "Kai's condition is described as critical but stable, he is in good hands and under 24-hour monitoring," it said. Gold Coast-born Sakakibara and his younger sister Saya had been tipped as medal contenders at this summer's Olympics in Japan, where he spent part of his childhood.
Tags: Japan, News, Gold Coast, Bathurst, Saya, Sakakibara, Canberra Hospital