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World-First Solar Powered Surf Festival Hits Waves at Duranbah

Posted on Monday, April 04, 2016

A world-first carbon neutral surfing event is being held at Duranbah on Sunday 24 April as part of the Gold and Tweed Coast’s Student Surf Festival 2016. ..

SCU students ‘WIL-ing’ and able

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Work integrated learning (WIL) is now a common component of university curriculum design for many disciplines. Encompassing a range of approaches and strategies that integrate theory with the practice of work, WIL is described as ‘experiential learning’ and provides students with the opportunity to be ‘work-ready’, with real-world industry experience upon graduation.  ..

Southern Gold Coast History – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2016

It’s now one of the most iconic attractions on the Gold Coast and a major drawcard for international tourists to our region, but the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has come a long way from its original intent in the back yard of founder Alex Griffiths. ..

Gold Coast Surf Management Plan Released

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

The City of Gold Coast’s Surf Management Plan is now in effect. The plan was developed in consultation with surfing, boating and environmental stakeholders, and was released at Surf World Gold Coast at Currumbin in February.
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Get involved with Clean Up Australia Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Clean Up Australia Day is coming up on Sunday 6 March and Gold Coast residents can get involved, with the focus on a city-wide campaign to clean up rubbish from under the water and on our beaches.  ..

Purchase a Currumbin Wildlife Hospital "Charitee"

Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2016

To celebrate the arrival of "Piglet", Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s newest baby puggle to infamous Echidna mum "Piggie", Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation have announced a partnership with local Gold Coast t-shirt label My Arkadia, who have created the Piggie & Puggle Charitee! ..

Renovations completed at Greenmount Hill

Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2015

The City of Gold Coast has completed engineering works on Greenmount Hill and re-opened the walking track to the public following its closure in June. 
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Support Currumbin Wildlife with Paver Purchase

Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2015

If you are looking for a unique and meaningful Christmas gift for family and friends this year, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation is again offering their Walkways for Wildlife engraved pavers. By dedicating an engraved paver to a loved one, you will be helping to save the life of one native animal treated at the Wildlife Hospital this holiday season. ..

Mick Fanning Invites World to Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gold Coast Tourism has released a new Southern Gold Coast promotional video featuring local 3-time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning. The video showcases the Southern Gold Coast's best assets - from the relaxed lifestyle and unique culture to the iconic surfing beaches and natural wonders that line the region. ..

Gold Coast Approved as World Surfing Reserve

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The Gold Coast will become the 8th World Surfing Reserve (WSR), joining other surfing destinations around Australia and the world including Malibu, California; Ericeira, Portugal; Manly Beach, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; Huanchaco, Peru; Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico and Punta de Lobos, Chile.   ..

Gardening Expo Exceeds Expectations

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The inaugural Botanical Bazaar Gardening Expo held at Currumbin RSL on August 30 was a huge success, with organisers reporting over 1,700 attendees throughout the day – making it the largest event ever hosted at the Currumbin RSL Events Rooms.   ..

Wildlife Hospital Needs Help During Trauma Season

Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is currently facing its busiest season of the year over the Spring months.  Staff at the Wildlife Hospital are expecting approximately 4000 wild animal patients admitted over the three months of Spring alone, approximately half of the total number admitted to the Hospital in an entire year. ..

Piggie the Echidna Helps Raise Funds for Mates

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015

The now-famous Currumbin Wildlife Hospital resident, Piggie the Echidna, has recovered from her ordeal earlier in the month, and is now helping to raise awareness for the plight of other echidnas during their active breeding season.  ..

Call for Hero Images of Southern Gold Coast

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CSGC is calling all accommodation providers, restaurants and cafés, tours and attractions in the region to submit hero images of their businesses to form a Hero Gallery on the Southern Gold Coast website. 
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Singaporean Students Visit SGC

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

The first of our visiting student groups from Singapore Polytechnic have enjoyed a 5-day famil on the Southern Gold Coast this month. The students, studying hospitality at the acclaimed education institute, were immersed in local activities from barista courses to organic farming on Tomewin Mountain.   ..

CSGC Profile: Eden Health Retreat

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

As our world gets busier and we are constantly connected through devices, rest assured there is somewhere you can go to escape from it all – and it is right here on the Southern Gold Coast.   ..

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Gala Dinner

Posted on Monday, March 09, 2015

Save the Date – the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Gala Dinner is on Friday 29 May 2015 at Jupiters Casino in Broadbeach. The annual fundraiser supports the fantastic work of our local Wildlife Hospital, with the chance to bid on one of the giant koala sculptures as part of the Animals with Attitude community art event.   ..

‘Animals With Attitude’ Make First Appearance

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s ‘Animals with Attitude’ project has launched for 2015, with the first koala on display at the Currumbin RSL. ‘Little Digger’ Koala has taken up residence and will no doubt be an added point of interest for the Centenary of ANZAC in 2015.  ..

Peter Gash Awarded Queensland Tourism’s Top Honour

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Southern Gold Coast’s own Peter Gash, owner of Seair Pacific at Coolangatta and managing director of Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort took home the top honour from the 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards held on November 28, receiving the Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual.  ..

‘Those Guys’ Team up for Events

Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With health and fitness playing a big part in the way of life on the Southern Gold Coast, this month our business feature is on Chris Van Hoot and Matt Judd, cofounders of ‘Those Guys Events’. Their passion for sport and adventure is bringing new events to the Southern Gold Coast that combine an active and healthy lifestyle with our picturesque natural landscape.  ..

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