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Calling on Nominations for 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017

One week remains to nominate Gold Coast Tourism Operators for the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards, with entries closing at 5pm on Thursday 1 June. ..

Balter Brings Home Beer Awards

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Currumbin’s own Balter Brewing Company has taken out two awards at the internationally recognised Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) this month. ..

Surf World Gold Coast Named in Top 6 Museums

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Culture Trip has announced Currumbin’s own Surf World Gold Coast in the Top 6 Best Museums to Visit in Brisbane and its surrounds.   ..

Local Skydivers Free-Fall to Gold

Posted on Monday, April 03, 2017

The Southern Gold Coast is home to two national skydiving champions – Gold Coast Skydive owner Archie Jamieson and General Manager Alana Bertram have taken out Gold in the Australian Skydiving Nationals. ..

Gold Coast Airport Celebrates Third International Industry Award

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) has been named Best Regional Airport Australia/Pacific at the Skytrax World Airport Awards for the third time, after receiving the accolade at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam in March. ..

Local Café Wins Best Coffee Title

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017

Bilinga’s own Mervyn Roy’s Café has been titled Queensland’s Best Coffee in the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.  ..

Surf World Recognised with Top Award

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Surf World Gold Coast was recognised at the 2016 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) for outstanding achievement in the category of ‘Engagement: Organisations Volunteer Run’ on Tuesday 22 November. ..

CSGC Awarded for Community Support at Graduation

Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2016

Southern Gold Coast-based Registered Training Organisation, One Step Further, held their annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony at Currumbin RSL on Wednesday 7 December. Connecting Southern Gold Coast was honoured to receive the 'Community Support' award which CEO, Peter Doggett accepted on behalf of the organisation from One Step Further CEO, Jo-Anne Smith.  ..

Currumbin’s Glenn Raine Receives Training Accolade

Posted on Friday, December 02, 2016

Another great local success story, with Gold Coast Trades College manager, Glenn Raine, awarded the Southeast Region Trainer of the Year at the recent Queensland Training Awards. The Currumbin training college offers vocational training and business courses for trades and other industries.  ..

Timezone Awarded Gold Coast Business of the Year

Posted on Friday, December 02, 2016

Congratulations to Timezone Gold Coast which has been named Gold Coast Business of the Year for 2016. Announced at the Business Excellence Awards Gala held in November, the prestigious honour comes less than 12 months after opening their second entertainment centre in Coolangatta at The Strand in February of this year.  ..

Louise Bezzina Wins Gold Coast Women in Business Award

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Bleach* Festival Artistic Director, Louise Bezzina, won the Arts and Cultural Award at the annual Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in October. Sponsored by CSGC, it was a proud moment for the Southern Gold Coast, with the inaugural Gold Coast Businesswoman of the Year and now local area Councillor, Gail O’Neill, also on hand to congratulate Louise. ..

Local Surf Lifesavers Named Australia’s Best

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A number of the Gold Coast’s best and bravest surf lifesavers were honoured at the National Awards of Excellence 2016, held at the Art Gallery of NSW on Saturday 22 October. Surf lifesavers and dignitaries from around the country gathered to see Pacific Surf Life Saving Club in Palm Beach take out the prestigious DHL Club of the Year for the work they have done to increase their membership from 242 to 331 over the past season. ..

Former CSGC Chair Honoured with National Award

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast’s own former Director and Chair, Murray d’Almeida has been honoured with the nation’s top franchising award. ..

Photo Winner Tait Whitelaw Shares Shots of Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Winner of the inaugural Scoot Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition, Tait Whitelaw is no stranger to the Southern Gold Coast. The Elanora local spends plenty of time shooting local scenes and landscapes, and was generous enough to share his story and some more photos with us this month.  ..

Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition Winner Announced

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The inaugural ‘Scoot’ Southern Gold Coast Photography Competition winner has been announced. Tait Whitelaw is off to Singapore with two return flights flying Scoot, and $500 spending money thanks to the Tugun Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, for his stunning image of Currumbin Alley on a crystal clear, Southern Gold Coast day.  ..

Rising Stars Receive Recognition at SCU

Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Connecting Southern Gold Coast has presented a scholarship to a Rising Star from Southern Cross University. The Award was presented by CSGC Board member and SCU Head of School of Business and Tourism, Professor Elizabeth Roberts, at the Kirra Hill Community Centre in July. ..

Former CSGC Chair Honoured at Council

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Former CSGC Michael Tree was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Mayor Tom Tate last month at the city’s Council Chambers. Michael served six years on the Board of CSGC, including four years as Chair, and was honoured for his voluntary contribution to the Southern Gold Coast region.    ..

Coolangatta Butcher Crowned Sausage King

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

Coolangatta’s own Meat Merchant has claimed victory at the annual Sausage King Awards, taking home took home 4 awards in the Gold Coast division. The Meat Merchant team, led by owner Craig Dudgeon, took out the top prizes for their traditional Australian pork, bratwurst and Spanish lamb sausages. ..

Nominate for QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nominations are now open for Queensland tourism businesses to enter the 2016 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism, where entrants could win a share of more than $35,000 in prizes. ..

Cuddling a Koala Best on the Coast at CWS

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s new Koala Experience has been named the Gold Coast’s top animal encounter experience, according to a Gold Coast Bulletin poll.  ..

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