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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
The Gold Coast may be famous for fun, but the Southern Gold Coast is also becoming famous for its educational tourism opportunities. On 27 Nov 2016, the Southern Gold Coast region welcomed a group of 24 Singapore students and 3 teachers to Currumbin. St Andrew’s Junior College, Singapore, is the fourth largest group of students since 2012 to hit the Southern Gold Coast region through the nanoKnowledge Pathways to Excellence project. ..
The spotlight has been on the Southern Gold Coast in recent weeks with two television networks visiting the region to filming segments for their popular TV programs – showcasing our iconic coastal and hinterland experiences. ..
Local Southern Gold Coast business, The Vege Chip Company, is preparing to expand into the international market, with a major export deal signed with Walmart in China.. ..
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. ..
After a $3 million restoration, the historic Currumbin Creek Footbridge has been reopened. The 113 year old bridge holds a rich history and heritage value to the Gold Coast and has now been conserved for future generations to enjoy. ..
On Saturday November 5, Gold Coast Open House will unlock the city’s most interesting buildings and spaces, giving the public a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and explore for one day only. This year, the free event is expanding its footprint south and giving locals the chance to wander through the Ecovillage at Currumbin – the multi-award winning sustainable development in the Currumbin Valley. ..
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. ..
The Southern Gold Coast is gearing up as the place to be throughout the month of October, as the coastal paradise plays host to some of the biggest and most exciting events on offer. ..
The Southern Gold Coast is set to host the inaugural International Surfing Symposium in 2017. Confirmed for 13 - 17 March, 2017 at Currumbin RSL, the Symposium is organised by Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve Inc. to follow in the wake of the ocean conservation theme 12 months after the Gold Coast was endorsed as the 8th World Surfing Reserve. ..
A huge supporter of our Southern Gold Coast events, the Rotary Club of Currumbin Coolangatta and Tweed was once again on hand at June's Cooly Rocks On festival - and they've reported some incredible statistics around the consumption of food. ..
Buskers by the Creek has announced the first of more than 250 performers who will surprise, delight and entertain audiences along the picturesque shores of Currumbin Creek on 15-16 October. Headlining this year is 12 times Golden Guitar-winner and multi ARIA Award-nominee, Adam Brand, along with contortionist, Ruby Rubberlegs. ..
They say the future lies in the youth – and if local training organisation, Gold Coast Trades College, is anything to go by, they’re in good hands. On a Friday afternoon the workshops of this well-presented training college in the Currumbin Industrial Park are buzzing with students from local high schools undertaking their vocational education training, while apprentices and trainers bounce through the halls.
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. ..