April 2021

Published a story 20th Apr 2021 5:16 PM

Thousands of residents in four Coast suburbs are facing a $115 rates hike to help pay for their fire station being staffed full-time.

Councillor fires up over $115 emergency levy rates hike

Thousands of residents in four Coast suburbs are facing a $115 rates hike to help pay for their fire station being staffed full-time.

Published a story 20th Apr 2021 1:47 PM

Over the years Peter Gardiner and the Noosa News team have been on the frontline of community battles like the Noosa de-amalgamation and the Kin Kin quarry and trucks saga.

Peter passionate about keeping Noosa well informed

Over the years Peter Gardiner and the Noosa News team have been on the frontline of community battles like the Noosa de-amalgamation and the Kin Kin quarry and trucks saga.

Published a story 20th Apr 2021 1:05 PM

National exposure of Coast siblings’ dedicated seabird rescue efforts has helped them secure funding to keep their passion alive.

$20K donations fly in for Twinnies seabird rescues

National exposure of Coast siblings’ dedicated seabird rescue efforts has helped them secure funding to keep their passion alive.

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 4:13 PM

Environmental manager Dr Sam Lloyd is encouraging property owners to prepare themselves for fire in an effort to reduce threats to the region’s biodiversity.

Property owners learn to fight fire with fire

Environmental manager Dr Sam Lloyd is encouraging property owners to prepare themselves for fire in an effort to reduce threats to the region’s biodiversity.

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 1:33 PM

A hands-on approach to selling and repairing computers on site has helped make a Coast IT shop so busy they are about to employ five more staff.

New jobs on offer as Coast shop doubles staff numbers

A hands-on approach to selling and repairing computers on site has helped make a Coast IT shop so busy they are about to employ five more staff.

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 12:10 PM

A long-running battle to redevelop a prime beachfront retail block has taken a new turn as determined owners take Noosa Council to court for a second time.

Developer takes fight for beachfront store to next level

A long-running battle to redevelop a prime beachfront retail block has taken a new turn as determined owners take Noosa Council to court for a second time.

Published a story 18th Apr 2021 10:32 AM

A Noosa mullet man with decades of experience is unconcerned about a state investigation which found the most toxic form of dioxin in two Noosa lakes.

Dioxin river findings trigger study for commercial fishers

A Noosa mullet man with decades of experience is unconcerned about a state investigation which found the most toxic form of dioxin in two Noosa lakes.

Published a story 17th Apr 2021 4:07 PM

A $10,000 innovation award from NBN has made a digital world of difference to a group of young people living with disabilities, helping them learn new skills.

NBN funding gives new ‘wings’ to cyber savvy Butterflies

A $10,000 innovation award from NBN has made a digital world of difference to a group of young people living with disabilities, helping them learn new skills.

Published a story 17th Apr 2021 10:41 AM

Popular destinations on the Sunshine Coast will battle against nearby tourism rivals to be crowned the best small town in the state for visitors.

Your vote: Coast hot spots chasing top tourism award

Popular destinations on the Sunshine Coast will battle against nearby tourism rivals to be crowned the best small town in the state for visitors.

Published a story 16th Apr 2021 11:41 AM

A temporary pathway popular with local residents along Park Rd will be removed in a vote which split the councillors. It was one of four key decisions at Thursday’s meeting.

Four key decisions: Councillors split on pathway vote

A temporary pathway popular with local residents along Park Rd will be removed in a vote which split the councillors. It was one of four key decisions at Thursday’s meeting.

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What is in The Spray that Peter Gardiner uses so liberally on the sporting shonks and shysters every Thursday? Pete rants at all the sporting injustices at this world…like why can’t Darren Lockyer go back to playing fullback and why the hell did they put Eddie McGuire in charge of everything?