Tugun’s former Cafe Loren in Toolona Street has changed ownership and is now Café O’Hana. New owners Peter and Daniela Puhlmann opened the doors in November with little delay. Serving Cleanskin coffee and tasty dishes created with gourmet flair, Café O’Hana is open 7 days for Breakfast and Lunch. ..
Connecting Southern Gold Coast has launched a YouTube channel, creating a visual storyboard to promote our beautiful region. ..
Tugun’s newest night spot, Hidden, has released the details of their upcoming events for November and December. The wine and cocktail bar has been well-patronised by Southern Gold Coast locals and visitors since it opened in July, with new events ensuring the momentum continues through summer.
A local Tugun business owner, Greg O’Shea, sadly passed away last month from a heart attack far too soon for his age. Many would know Greg from his involvement in the Tugun Progress Association, and for his work as a Landscape Architect with his business, Environmental Design Group, based in Tugun. ..
Division 14 Councillor Chris Robbins has returned to her Tugun office on Golden Four Drive as of late August. Cr Robbins was temporarily relocated from her office for several months due to asbestos, and had been operating her Council post from the Kirra Hill Community Centre. ..
The village of Tugun is home to a number of multi-generational family businesses, and the Blenkins Group is one with a history embedded in the foundations of the local business landscape.
Tugun’s first wine bar, Hidden, has now opened. As the name suggests, the bar is tucked away behind Groove Café in Tugun Village, and is the latest venture from owner James Park – the well-known Singing Barista.
Loren Restaurant and Café at Tugun is now providing chef-prepared takeaway meals for easy weeknight or weekend dinners. The takeaway menu includes Lasagna, Cannelloni filled with ricotta Cavolo Nero & pumpkin, Oxtail ragu or Beef cheek ragu slow cooked in chianti, Minestrone soup and Polpette (veal and pork meatballs). ..
North Kirra, Bilinga and Tugun beaches were flooded with competitors from surf clubs from all over the country in this year’s National Surf Life Saving Championships – “The Aussies” – held from April 11 to 19. ..
Our regular segment, My Office, again takes us to the different offices around the region, thanks to Brian Usher at Ocean Road Magazine. ..
FoodWorks Tugun was awarded Express Store of the Year at the annual FoodWorks Store Awards held during the supermarket brand’s National Conference in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam earlier this year. Store owner Bob Pankhurst said, “Winning the best Express store in Australia is testament to all the hard work the team puts in every day to make our store the best we possibly can for our customers.” ..
A big name in the Gold Coast health food world opened its doors in Tugun at the beginning of this year. Flannery’s Natural and Organic Supermarket is now open at the corner of the Golden Four Drive/Gold Coast Highway shopping complex. ..
Dr Kim Prescott, Veterinarian, is the owner of her third generation family business, the Tugun Veterinary Surgery on Golden Four Drive. Kim’s grandfather, Dr Charles (Charlie) Prescott worked as a vet on the Gold Coast, covering an entire area from Murwillumbah to Southport from the 1950s to the 70s. Following in his footsteps, Kim’s father Dr Robert (Bob) Prescott graduated as a vet and first began practicing at Nobby Beach, before buying the practice in Tugun in 1986. He stayed there for 24 years, handing over the reins to daughter Kim in 2008 before retiring in 2010. ..
The Tugun Progress Association has welcomed in a new President, Adam Gilltrap. Former President, Nadia Sunde, has moved out of the Southern Gold Coast, so has passed the hat on to Adam. We look forward to working with Adam in his new role, as well as wishing Nadia all the best in new ventures to come. ..
A new 24 Hour Pharmacy is opening onsite at John Flynn Private Hospital in Tugun on November 1. Open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the operation will replace the existing 9am-5pm Monday to Friday retail pharmacy that currently operates at John Flynn. ..
Tugun’s John Flynn Private Hospital is one of the region’s most significant assets, employing approximately 1200 staff – which equates to around $80 million for the Southern Gold Coast economy each year. ..
Gone are the days of the sleepy Tugun Village. With a host of new shops getting shiny fit-outs ready for summer trade – some of the old names are also reinventing themselves, including third generation family business, Tugun Fruit and Flowers. ..
The Singing Barista at Groove Café in Tugun is serenading again throughout June and July. Upcoming dates for the 3 course dinner, accompanied by owner James Park singing all your favourite opera and theatre tunes, are Saturday 28 June, 12 July and 26 July. Don’t miss out – see the staff at Groove Café to make a booking. ..