February 2015

Published a story 27th Feb 2015 2:30 PM

IF YOU are going to have a heart attack, have it in Coolum.

Family thankful for heartwarming help

IF YOU are going to have a heart attack, have it in Coolum.

Published a story 20th Feb 2015 10:40 AM

HE WAS mocked and ridiculed by the previous LNP Government and the Brisbane Murdoch newspaper, but Peter Wellington has had the last laugh, not only winning his seat but also enjoying a substantial 10% swing.

Wellington, Labor give hope to anti high-rise campaigners

HE WAS mocked and ridiculed by the previous LNP Government and the Brisbane Murdoch newspaper, but Peter Wellington has had the last laugh, not only winning his seat but also enjoying a substantial 10% swing.

December 2014

Published a story 24th Dec 2014 6:17 AM

GOT beer? That was the question on local lips as the Coolum Beach Hotel almost became the pub with no beer.

Why this pub was almost the pub with no beer

GOT beer? That was the question on local lips as the Coolum Beach Hotel almost became the pub with no beer.

November 2014

Published a story 28th Nov 2014 8:20 AM

THE big crowd at Saturday’s community rally in Tickle Park finally heard what they had been longing for – a Sunshine Coast councillor sticking up for them.

Battle heats up against Sekisui

THE big crowd at Saturday’s community rally in Tickle Park finally heard what they had been longing for – a Sunshine Coast councillor sticking up for them.

August 2014

Published a story 14th Aug 2014 12:26 PM

LIFELONG friends were among the huge crowd of mourners at the Coolum Uniting Church on Wednesday to farewell popular hairdresser Leanne Borg.

Leanne leaves a precious legacy

LIFELONG friends were among the huge crowd of mourners at the Coolum Uniting Church on Wednesday to farewell popular hairdresser Leanne Borg.

Published a story 8th Aug 2014 10:12 AM

FORGET reality TV shows. The “reveal” taking place next month at the Coolum Surf Club is sure to be a ratings winner.

Club’s big reveal

FORGET reality TV shows. The “reveal” taking place next month at the Coolum Surf Club is sure to be a ratings winner.

July 2014

Published a story 25th Jul 2014 8:16 AM

FOR someone who suffered 32 fractures after falling four metres on to rocks, Allen Munro is remarkably resilient.

Rock-fall survivor grateful for help

FOR someone who suffered 32 fractures after falling four metres on to rocks, Allen Munro is remarkably resilient.

Published a story 18th Jul 2014 8:55 AM

COOLUM Surf Life Saving Club’s Supporters Club is at it again.

Throwing a lifeline

COOLUM Surf Life Saving Club’s Supporters Club is at it again.

June 2014

Published a story 27th Jun 2014 10:20 AM

THREE Coolum Year 12 students are bypassing Schoolies celebrations at the end of the year to teach English and other skills to impoverished children in Cambodia.

Twist on Schoolies

THREE Coolum Year 12 students are bypassing Schoolies celebrations at the end of the year to teach English and other skills to impoverished children in Cambodia.

Published a story 20th Jun 2014 11:29 AM

COUNCILLOR Stephen Robinson has side-stepped questions put to him by this paper on behalf of Springfield Ave residents about the Sundale development on the former Coolum Touch grounds.

Councillor avoids simple questions

COUNCILLOR Stephen Robinson has side-stepped questions put to him by this paper on behalf of Springfield Ave residents about the Sundale development on the former Coolum Touch grounds.

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I am the editor of the Coolum and North Shore News, a weekly community publication that covers the area from the Maroochy River to Marcus Beach. I have lived in the area for more than 35 years and, not surprisingly, am passionate about this community of communities. My hobbies are reading intelligent fiction, writing music and observing Australian politics.