October 2019

Published a story 15th Oct 2019 3:13 PM

A much-loved Sunshine Coast music festival has received a state government grant to help further boost its reach.

Music festival scores tourism grant

A much-loved Sunshine Coast music festival has received a state government grant to help further boost its reach.

Published a story 11th Oct 2019 2:36 PM

A former motor dealer who has died after a long illness was a man with a generous heart and an abundance of energy to help others less fortunate.

Little man with big heart gave all for Sunshine Coast

A former motor dealer who has died after a long illness was a man with a generous heart and an abundance of energy to help others less fortunate.

Published a story 11th Oct 2019 1:48 PM

The first candidate for Sunshine Coast Council mayor at elections to be held next year has declared he will be fighting for the region's future.

Former deputy mayor launches bid for top job

The first candidate for Sunshine Coast Council mayor at elections to be held next year has declared he will be fighting for the region's future.

Published a story 11th Oct 2019 1:37 PM

In more than 40 years not much has changed when it comes to dealing with protestors whose message those in authority don’t want to hear, whatever their politics.

Protest arrests take spotlight off the real threat

In more than 40 years not much has changed when it comes to dealing with protestors whose message those in authority don’t want to hear, whatever their politics.

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 2:20 PM

A PFAS petitioner wonders why more than 15,000 signatures have failed to attract any politician’s attention.

'Enough is enough': 15,000 sign PFAS petitions

A PFAS petitioner wonders why more than 15,000 signatures have failed to attract any politician’s attention.

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 1:44 PM

The Insurance Council and head of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority are set to address a University of the Sunshine Coast climate change forum.

Climate change risk for region: Forum explores future

The Insurance Council and head of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority are set to address a University of the Sunshine Coast climate change forum.

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 10:35 AM

The weather bureau has forecast a cool, wet end to the week with a chance of severe thunderstorms.

Severe storms loom as cool, wet weather sets in

The weather bureau has forecast a cool, wet end to the week with a chance of severe thunderstorms.

Published a story 9th Oct 2019 11:06 AM

The BOM has forecast heavy rain on the way with severe thunderstorms likely to deliver totals to 50mm and greater

BOM predicts rainfall totals to reach 50mm with severe storms

The BOM has forecast heavy rain on the way with severe thunderstorms likely to deliver totals to 50mm and greater

Published a story 9th Oct 2019 11:01 AM

There’s a surprisingly large number of job vacancies on the Sunshine Coast if you happen to have the right skills

1600 JOBS: Vacancies surge for skilled Coast workers

There’s a surprisingly large number of job vacancies on the Sunshine Coast if you happen to have the right skills

Published a story 9th Oct 2019 10:55 AM

Virgin’s boss has made an impassioned call for a greater commitment to sustainability as he outlines major changes to reduce his fleet’s carbon footprint.

Virgin boss says time to act on climate change

Virgin’s boss has made an impassioned call for a greater commitment to sustainability as he outlines major changes to reduce his fleet’s carbon footprint.

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Whether taking on developers hell-bent on destroying the Coast’s natural appeal or a Prime Minister indifferent to the plight of the poor, Bill Hoffman has never been one to mince his words. Bill’s been a journalist for 32 years, 29 of those on the Coast. Love him or hate him, he'll get you blogging.