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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses
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Score $50 off Gold Coast attractions and tours this summer – and help boost storm-affected businesses

Southeast Queensland residents can save $50 off a huge range of Gold Coast attractions, tours and experiences this summer, as part of a major tourism push to support storm-ravaged tourism businesses and operators in the wake of wild weather during the festive season. Keen for a summer surf lesson, a jet-boating adventure, or perhaps a trip to the theme parks? Now's the time to do it! Here's what you need to know. more

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Walking in a whimsical wonderland – enjoy festive workshops, decorations, prizes and more at Uptown this Christmas
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Walking in a whimsical wonderland – enjoy festive workshops, decorations, prizes and more at Uptown this Christmas

With less than three weeks until December 25, Brisbane City is abuzz with Christmas cheer. The shops are packed, carollers are out and dazzling decorations fill the streets. Uptown is looking to be your one-stop-shop for festive shopping and fun this holiday season, bringing the magic of Christmas to The City with a range of festive workshops, prizes, Insta-worthy photo ops, gift wrapping stations and magical window displays. more

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Shop, spin and sparkle at Paradise Centre this summer
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Shop, spin and sparkle at Paradise Centre this summer

If you've noticed yourself sleepwalking through November, let us provide some gossip that is sure to put a little more pep in your step. From January 2–21, Surfers Paradise dining, retail and entertainment mecca Paradise Centre is offering all summer shopping lovers the chance to win big as part of the sparkling summer campaign. The best bit? All you need to do is go about your usual shopping business for the chance to win a share in some pretty snazzy prizes. Intrigued? Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Explore the human experience through the curious minds of four international authors at Panoptica
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Explore the human experience through the curious minds of four international authors at Panoptica

There is nothing quite like a deep, insightful conversation to ignite your neurons and encourage you to explore new ideas. Since 1994, Brisbane Powerhouse has been home to these conversations, alongside a spectacular selection of out-of-the-box productions, music performances, comedy and theatre shows. In 2023, New Farm's culture playground continues to inspire audiences, with its next event bringing together curious minds to discuss the human experience in all of its splendour, complexity and contradiction. more


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Party with nerds, converse for change or enjoy a super-cute family day out at World Science Festival Brisbane
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Party with nerds, converse for change or enjoy a super-cute family day out at World Science Festival Brisbane

Whether you prefer to take on scientific experiences with a tipple in hand, at a super-cute day out with your fam or through insightful conversations, World Science Festival Brisbane has something to satisfy your nerdy needs. Showcasing a stacked selection of sciencey soirees from a choose-your-own science adventure and dinosaur-themed mini festival to a humour-filled afternoon with Australia's best comedy podcasters, with so much to see and do it is hard to know what events to attend. Lucky for you, we've come up with a few itineraries to choose from, all you have to do is pick the one that suits you best! more

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Total (lunar) eclipse of the sky – when to catch a glimpse of Tuesday's blood moon in Brisbane
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Total (lunar) eclipse of the sky – when to catch a glimpse of Tuesday’s blood moon in Brisbane

Brisbane sky-gazers, have your binoculars and telescopes at the ready, as this Tuesday November 8 a rare treat in the form of a total lunar eclipse will light up the night sky. It's a phenomenon not to be missed, as the next time earth's beautiful orb will turn into a blood-red astronomical body won't be until 2025. But no need to fret, as we've consulted the lunar experts on the best times to go moon spotting in Brisbane. more

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Ninja courses, scooter tracks and world-class cycling facilities – some of your favourite Brisbane parks and playgrounds are getting impressive upgrades
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Ninja courses, scooter tracks and world-class cycling facilities – some of your favourite Brisbane parks and playgrounds are getting impressive upgrades

Brisbane has been put through the wringer this year, with the February floods causing widespread damage across our beautiful city. Brisbane City Council is currently undertaking Brisbane’s biggest ever clean-up operation – including fixing the likes of 45,000 potholes, removing 75,000 tonnes of flood-damaged goods and clearing 3357 streets. This rebuild and recover effort will continue over the next 12 months, with Brisbane City Council set to not just restore but improve our city's parks, playgrounds and more. Here are some of the exciting upgrades coming to a park or playground near you ... more

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Welcome to a new era for The Weekend Edition
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Welcome to a new era for The Weekend Edition

From discovering delectable eats to announcing the latest must-attend events, The Weekend Edition has spent the last decade dedicated to delivering our readers the best that Brisbane, the Gold Coast and beyond have to offer. We pride ourselves on being a trusted source of local lifestyle news, uncovering the best places to eat, drink and play to elevate your weekend. We've shared many exciting moments with our readers over the years and today, Monday April 4, we're sharing some of our biggest news yet! The Weekend Edition is embarking on a thrilling new journey – read on to find out what's in store ... more

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Five simple ways you can support your local after the floods
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Five simple ways you can support your local after the floods

What a week it's been. Floods have ravaged parts of Brisbane and as the water begins to recede, the very big job of cleaning up will kick off. If you feel a little bit helpless on what to do and don't know how you can lend a helping hand, we've listed five simple ways you can support your local after the floods – because every small action matters. more

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Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions are easing – here's what the new roadmap means for you
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Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions are easing – here’s what the new roadmap means for you

Today, Wednesday August 18, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Southeast Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions will be easing from Friday August 20. A new roadmap has been established with measures to remain in place for the 13 local government areas of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Cairns and Yarrabah. Updated regulations can be confusing, so we’re here again to break down the government’s roadmap to easing coronavirus restrictions in a more digestible format. more

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This handy website lets you know what’s within 10 km of your house so you can step outside in peace
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This handy website lets you know what’s within 10 km of your house so you can step outside in peace

We're no strangers to a lockdown here in Queensland, but this particular lockdown is stricter than ones before and sometimes new restrictions can be a little bit confusing – especially when it comes to the 10-km rule. If you need to know which shops, parks and essential services are within a 10-km radius of your own home, you’ll be happy to learn that there is a website for that, and it’s called KM From Home. more