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Critique is an art form that requires a light touch, with a splash of irony and good humour to soften the blows. Make the case, and your opinions will be supported.

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Does our culture in Australia deny death? How do we talk about it? What does it mean to live well, then die well? To ex... [more]
21/03/2017
Passersby are intrigued by the eye-catching display of seasoned fish fillets hanging in the Drying Room of the Fish Lab.... [more]
The new 2016 Active & Healthy Program guide is here to encourage you to engage in healthy activity. Proudly sponsored a... [more]
The food here is very special. It is luscious, bountiful and just a little bit quirky. The menu is extensive, with unex... [more]
Hollywell Sailing Squadron maintains a small clubhouse overlooking the pristine northern-most reaches of the magnificent... [more]
Australians love the beach and splashing around in the surf, but until today, the salty ocean spray on the face and sand... [more]
The Burleigh Markets are a farmers market, a gourmet food market, a craft market, an antiques market, and a collectables... [more]
The Brickworks Centre on Ferry Rd in Southport is an exclusive retail shopping mecca with a well-heeled clientele, witho... [more]
Fresh seafood is undeniably better than frozen, and we have lots to choose from on the Gold Coast. Nevertheless, most fi... [more]
Fresh-n-Fast is an unpretentious café with a split personality, perched with one foot inside the Oasis Shopping Centre a... [more]
Searching for a fabulous pho? Look no further. Choose from traditional Beef Pho or Chicken Pho ($10), or VN's Special Ph... [more]
Grecian urns, Art-deco-inspired booths, crisp white tablecloths and attentive staff make for a relaxed and somewhat deca... [more]
Animal activists will flock to Runaway Poultry for their range of fresh, free-range certified Lilydale products. Dedica... [more]
Lucky Buddha's modern Thai cuisine is fragrant with lemongrass, lime leaves and galangal. The sweet, sour, hot and spic... [more]
Cafe 4U is one of the few coffee shops boasting a spectacular view of the sun rising over the Broadwater, from the groun... [more]
Govinda's is Hari Krishna at its core, with the typical vegetarian ethos and peaceful vibe, but it operates like any oth... [more]
Primping and pampering is synonymous with the Gold Coast lifestyle. Our flesh is open to public view, and our hair is un... [more]
Alfred's Diner is quite literally a hole-in-the-wall, a place easily overlooked unless somebody tells you about it. I... [more]
Rustic peasant-style dishes with an authentic Mediterranean flavour, cooked onsite daily by a Greek family chef. This i... [more]
The lusciousness of Eggs Benedict is a decadent excess that is so much more than poached eggs on toast. A rich Hollanda... [more]
The Old Teahouse Gallery is quaint and charming, with good old-fashioned hospitality. Their country-style High Tea ... [more]
Picture this. I'm tired, hot, hungry, and 30 minutes from home. I am in no mood to cook, I want to eat something health... [more]
Ze Pickle is a 'craft beer and burger' joint perched at the end of a leafy avenue in the heart of Burleigh Heads. The b... [more]
Fish-n-chips is an all-time family favourite that evokes memories of our own childhood, and lazy, hazy summers by the se... [more]
Set course for due north at Tedder Avenue in Main Beach and that is where the sailing social set spend their Sunday afte... [more]
For just $10, you can feast on a full buffet breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, spaghetti, potato gems, ... [more]
Authentic Vietnamese cuisine is rare in Queensland, so taking the time to dine at New O-Me-Ly could be the best decision... [more]
Evandale Parklands remain a hidden hideaway unless you know where to go. The Parklands are situated on the banks ... [more]
High in the clouds above Surfers Paradise looms the needle-like spire of the landmark building known simply as Q1. ... [more]
I stumbled across a classic Sunday Sesh last weekend at the Broadbeach Tavern. It was 3pm, I'd missed lunch, and my fav... [more]
Sorrento Seafoods is a little fish-n-chipper supplying a consistently faultless product to a discerning local community.... [more]
Industrial chic dazzles at Capri on Via Roma, the newest food market on the glitter strip. Impressed locals are c... [more]
Behind the traditional façade of this little Shingle Inn lurks a Modern Australian menu with specialty teas from T2 and ... [more]
Everything about this bright and cheery little place makes you feel good, and the food is an added bonus. The t... [more]
 
Santa Claus is coming to Capri On Via Roma this Saturday! Buon Natale! Be there at10am to see Santa arrive by... [more]
10/12/2016
The Gold Coast Potters Association Inc exists to promote pottery as a traditional craft and art form through teaching, d... [more]
20/11/2016
Two monster days of FREE jazz-filled magnificence, with multiple staging platforms in and around the Oasis Shopping Cent... [more]
20/08/2016 - 21/08/2016
Do something special and come together on National Tree Day to help re-plant trees that were once prolific in the region... [more]
31/07/2016
For one night only, local artists Angela Fletcher and Kim Raath present their latest joint pop-up exhibition entitled 'F... [more]
27/07/2016
Bring nana and the kids to the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens for a day of gardening and science fun. There will b... [more]
13/08/2016
Paws at the Park is brought to you by oodle&co, Doggie Tea and The Vet Collective, who proudly support the Animal Welf... [more]
07/08/2016
The Great Darlington Duck Race is fun for all the family, young and old. Buy a duck or a whole duck family for your cha... [more]
17/07/2016
Artist: Rob Andrews "One Night, Standing" Email: smartarts111@hotmail.com Rob Andrews is a Brisbane-based artist who ... [more]
22/06/2016
Newrybar Merchants and Driftlab are excited to host their first ever pop-up sale in the historic village of Newrybar. ... [more]
25/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
The world turned upside down for a Burleigh family last February, after 34 year old father Robert 'Robbo' Croll suffered... [more]
29/05/2016
Gold Coast Million Paws Walk continues to be one of RSPCA Queensland's most popular outdoor events for animal lovers and... [more]
15/05/2016
The City of Gold Coast proudly presents the 2016 Women's Health and Wellbeing Expo as a FREE community event. This f... [more]
14/05/2016 - 15/05/2016
Gather your girlfriends for a weekend of inspiration, information and fun at the 2015 Women's Health and Wellbeing Expo,... [more]
16/05/2015 - 17/05/2015
Preposterous Caricatures: Why is the Australia Indonesia relationship so difficult? This latest instalment in the eve... [more]
19/05/2015
Doggy day out to raise money for other doggies RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a hugely popular annual event for all anima... [more]
17/05/2015
Mercure Gold Coast Resort is hosting a high tea to raise funds for endometriosis education and awareness. Your ti... [more]
27/03/2015
Queensland Film & TV Events (formerly GC Indie Film TV Network) invites anyone interested in the film and television to ... [more]
10/03/2015
NB: Bookings close on Monday 16th February for this FREE one-off seminar. Join experienced documentary filmmakers a... [more]
19/02/2015
Are you brave enough to come face to face with a ghost this Halloween? Join Lantern Ghost Tours on their O'Reilly's Ghos... [more]
31/10/2014
This latest instalment in the popular Asia Perspectives seminar series will discuss Australia's cultural connections wit... [more]
11/09/2014
The Gold Coast Independent Film and TV Network (GCIFN) has a new venue for their star-studded industry events. After fi... [more]
Come behind the scenes of the largest Volunteer Resource Centre in Australia and see how ordinary Queenslanders are enri... [more]
13/05/2014
What better way to spend a Sunday morning than taking a walk or run along the magnificent Sydney Harbour foreshore. To ... [more]
01/06/2014
Gold Coast ladies come together every month to chat, have lunch, have fun, and raise money for the local AWLQ animal she... [more]
The Let's Celebrate Capri On Via Roma event is a must-do family outing for Easter, and this ultra-modern market complex ... [more]
16/04/2014 - 21/04/2014
Every Sunday for the month of May, a select gathering of 24 wine lovers will have the opportunity to sample the very fin... [more]
04/05/2014 - 25/05/2014
Perspectives:Asia is a series of free public seminars developed and presented by the Griffith Asia Institute (Griffith U... [more]
01/05/2014
The annual Rotary Bookfest Noosa offers a book lover's delight over a three day event in the centre of the Sunshine Coas... [more]
02/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
Explore the underbelly of old Surfers Paradise. Discover the dark and seedy centre of greed, gluttony and betrayal, wher... [more]
Now in its fourth year, this 3-day event provides visitors with a unique behind-the-scenes view of our marine industry. ... [more]
17/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
These pop-up bars are an example of cooperation between Helm Bar & Bistro, Rosemount Estate Wines, and Peroni Italy who ... [more]
09/04/2014 - 26/04/2014
Every major city has its urban precincts where creative artisans design and exhibit their wares. Helm Bar & Bistro prou... [more]
26/04/2014
Stunt motorcyclists, gymnastics with fire and swords, jugglers, clowns, mimes and dancers are the action-packed line-up ... [more]
18/04/2014 - 21/04/2014
Teams of professional 'pyromaniacs' will do their best to take the crown. They go head-to-head to wow the crowds an... [more]
25/04/2014
The Laneway Project is a mix of live entertainment with acoustic bands and street entertainers, in conjunction with art ... [more]
11/04/2014 - 24/04/2014
The inaugural Surf, Seafood & Symphony event is presented by providores from the exciting new Capri on Via Roma foodie m... [more]
12/04/2014
Memories should be used to look forward, not back. In remembering you should be prompted to explore new horizons, travel... [more]
Million Paws Walk continues to be one of RSPCA Queensland's most popular outdoor events for animal lovers and their furr... [more]
18/05/2014
Think Pink, Live Green aims to inform women about the effects that healthier living may have on reducing the cancer risk... [more]
24/05/2014
Please join MND NSW for the charity walk on 4th May 2014 in Tweed Heads to raise funds for research and support for peop... [more]
04/05/2014
Get Tools Direct are raising funds for breast cancer research by auctioning off a huge selection of power tools, gift vo... [more]
22/03/2014
Memories should be used to look forward, not back. In remembering you should be prompted to explore new horizons, trave... [more]
23/03/2014
Shen Yun 2014 promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza. As the live orchestra plays from the pit, voices rise i... [more]
24/04/2014
Wogboys is the record breaking, critically acclaimed stage show that inspired the hit Aussie comedy film The Wog Boy... [more]
19/03/2014
Blues music is food for the soul, and the feast is on again at Blues on Broadbeach. We were spoilt for choice last y... [more]
22/05/2014
The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships were a huge success in Surfers Paradise again this year, with crowds soaki... [more]
Pratten Park, Broadbeach, is the exciting new venue for the start of the 2014 Gold Coast Mothers Day Classic. The new co... [more]
11/05/2014
Join in the Longest Lunch, with a 60 metre table encircling the Level 77 Observation Deck of Q1, 230m above Surfers Para... [more]
11/04/2014