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Students rise to the challenge with amazing ideas

From a unique ocean cleaner, to a fix for the housing crisis and ‘Fundies’ underpants that help the injured and elderly, the Sunshine Coast’s young entrepreneurs and innovators are rising to the challenge. The excitement is building as our latest cohort of visionaries in Years 9 to 12 move to the next phase of the […]

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Surf mats to Sunnyboys: Is your retro holiday snap a winner?

From taking a dip in the original Kings beach rock pool to slurping on a Sunnyboy ice block at Mooloolaba, holidays on the Sunshine Coast looked a little different pre-1990!   Maybe it was the fashions, knitted bathers in the ‘50s and flares in the ‘70s; the freedom, kids staying out until dark and coming back

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Life-changing idea triumphs at Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards

Sunshine Coast Grammar School has taken out the top prize at the 2023 Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards for their Reel Health innovative idea. Reel Health is an attachable reel system for an Electrocardiogram machine (ECG) with 12 individual reels for each lead which all attach to form the unit. This product will use a spring

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Local Karate Athletes Competing on the World Stage

Sunshine Coast Karate, a leading martial arts school, is proud to announce that 15 of its skilled competitors will be representing Australia at the highly anticipated Karate World Championships in Japan this August. Having dedicated themselves to rigorous training for the past 18 months, these talented athletes are now in the final stages of preparation,

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‘Incredible’ student ideas that could change our lives

From solar panel drones to attached reel systems for ECG machines and a device that makes it easier to shop, the Sunshine Coast’s brightest young entrepreneurs and innovators are rising to the challenge. The Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards are hotting up with a record 13 finalists named in Years 9 to 12 across multiple Sunshine

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‘See, feel and connect’: The exhibition you can’t miss

Sunshine Coast artists are diverse, plentiful and exceptionally talented, a fact evidenced by the stunning Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2023 exhibition, on show now at Caloundra Regional Gallery. The exhibition an initiative of Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. showcases 40 established and emerging artists, each expressing their understanding of the environment either

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Free fun with friends in ‘celebration of young people’

If you are aged 12 to 25, get ready to skate, scoot, move and groove. A range of free events and activities will be held to celebrate Youth Week, which runs from April 11 to 17. Our younger residents are a vital part of our community and we want to acknowledge the wonderful and awesome

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Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023 — National Call for Entries

The 2023 winner of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize will take home $25,000 and joins ‘greats’ like Tony Albert, Peter Hudson, Raquel Ormella, Michael Cook, Diena Georgetti and Natalya Hughes in the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. With that trajectory available, it’s no wonder the winner’s title has become one of the most hotly contested among

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