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40 Under 40’s Rural and Regional Award recipient continues to make himself at home at the forefront of Queensland construction
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40 Under 40’s Rural and Regional Award recipient continues to make himself at home at the forefront of Queensland construction

Queensland has undergone rapid change in recent years – and the prosperity of its rural regions continues to play an important role in keeping the state on the front foot. InQueensland and The Weekend Edition's 40 Under 40 Rural and Regional Award was launched to celebrate the changemakers leading the charge. Jesse Zielke picked up the inaugural award last year for his unparalleled contributions to Bundaberg's construction industry. One year on, Jesse and his team continue to reshape the regional housing market. Keep reading to find out more … more

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Frozen, an interactive museum and artist markets – all the unmissable events happening in June
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Frozen, an interactive museum and artist markets – all the unmissable events happening in June

Winter has finally come and fortunately, the calendar is packed with exciting events to keep your hibernation impulse at bay. Rug up in your winter warmers and rejoice – food festivals, ballet performances and indie music galore are coming to town. Here are the eight events you won’t want to miss in June across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and its surrounds … more

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Live tunes, Easter-themed desserts and an entire month of chocolate – have an eggs-tra fun long weekend at The Star
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Live tunes, Easter-themed desserts and an entire month of chocolate – have an eggs-tra fun long weekend at The Star

Looking for something special to do this Easter long weekend? Look no further than The Star Gold Coast, which has a basket full of fun planned for the four-day holiday. Indulge in Easter-themed feasts, party on The Lawn with some killer DJs or bring along the little ones for a free Easter egg hunt. Here are all of the fun details of what’s on the calendar from March 29 to April 1 … more

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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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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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Sweet treats, sip spots and ski parks – ten places to visit in Logan this Easter long weekend
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Sweet treats, sip spots and ski parks – ten places to visit in Logan this Easter long weekend

If your local haunts are starting to feel a little less inspiring, why not hop in the car and discover a city not so far beyond the coast's boundaries. With the Easter long weekend only days away, take the opportunity to experience Logan like you never have before. From real-life chocolate factories to sumptuous sip spots, here are ten top-notch spots to visit this Easter long weekend in Logan ... more

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BLEACH* Festival 2022
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From First Nations feasts to late-night secrets and sonic Sunday soirees – our top picks for BLEACH* Festival in 2022

After almost two years of waiting, BLEACH* Festival is preparing to light up the Gold Coast with carefully curated creativity and performances over 11 days in August. From August 11-21, Gold Coast locals are encouraged to celebrate and support an ever-talented collective of artists, singers, performers and musicians as they take over beachside esplanades, botanic gardens and hinterland hideaways. With more than 233 artists, 94 performances and 36 events lined up on the program, there is bound to be something to satisfy every creative appetite. If you're a little stuck on what to attend, fear not! We have combed through the program and plucked out a few highlights worthy of pencilling into your calendar for BLEACH* in 2022.  more

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The Logies
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Enjoy Aussie television’s night of nights at the TV WEEK Logies Live Site

Do you spend your nights glued to the couch, keeping up to date with the happenings on Ramsay Street and Summer Bay? Are you entirely across the MAFS drama and a deep understanding of the ins and outs of every 'Mystery Box' challenge that has aired in this season of Masterchef? If you're a fan of the Aussie silver screen, then get excited because the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards is happening on Sunday June 19, right here on the Gold Coast. If you're keen to watch all of your favourite dolled-up Australian celebrities and personalities celebrate another year of Aussie television, we know just the place to do so. more

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Maho Magic Bar
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Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses

Pick a card, any card. Remember the number, now put it back in the deck ... while we have no idea what card you pulled out, we can point you in the direction of some fine magicians that will wow you with plenty of close-up magic tricks and leave you rubbing your eyes in wonder. If you like your cocktails served with a side of magic and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will surprise and delight your senses. Straight from the streets of Tokyo, the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are hitting the Gold Coast for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. 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 the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales 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