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STARSHIPS WERE MEANT TO DELIVER DOMINO'S PIZZA

STARSHIPS WERE MEANT TO DELIVER DOMINO'S PIZZA

NICKI Minaj may have been off the mark when she declared 'starships were meant to fly'. However, she might be surprised learn that instead of flying, the Starships' main pursuit will be fast food delivery courtesy of Domino's Pizza. Just over three months since Domino's Group (ASX: DMP) acquired the Joey's Pizz...

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QUEENSLAND WEATHER UPDATE: MAJOR AIRPORTS STILL IN BUSINESS DESPITE CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS

QUEENSLAND WEATHER UPDATE: MAJOR AIRPORTS STILL IN BUSINESS DESPITE CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS

DESPITE the storms and flash floods which are continuing to wreak havoc across several Queensland cities and towns, the state's major airports are still in in business. Brisbane and Gold Coast airports are still operating, though a number of scheduled departures, arrivals and airline services have been cancelled due to extreme weather...

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STARS ALIGN AS GOLD COAST ICON REBRANDS

STARS ALIGN AS GOLD COAST ICON REBRANDS

TODAY marks a shift in the Gold Coast's constellation as the iconic Jupiters Hotel and Casino officially rebrands to The Star. The transition comes as the development of the property continues into its next phase of refurbishment which includes upgrades to lifts, escalators, food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms and arrival areas. ...

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FLYING START TO 2017 PASSENGER NUMBERS FOR GOLD COAST AIRPORT

FLYING START TO 2017 PASSENGER NUMBERS FOR GOLD COAST AIRPORT

RECORD numbers of travellers used the Gold Coast Airport (GCA) in January this year, continuing a five-year trend of growth for the facility owned by Queensland Airports Limited.

More than 624,000 passengers used the airport in January as a primary departure or arrival station, an increase of 1.7 per cent on the same time last year.

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VILLA WORLD TAPS MARKET IN $80m CAPITAL RAISING TO RAMP UP GROWTH

VILLA WORLD TAPS MARKET IN $80m CAPITAL RAISING TO RAMP UP GROWTH

Residential property developer Villa World (ASX: VWL) is ramping up its growth strategy on Australia's east coast "hot spots" with an $80 million capital raising venture.

The Gold Coast-based company, which develops and sells residential land and buildings mostly in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, is looking to grow its inven...

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM RANSOMWARE

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM RANSOMWARE

BUSINESS owners are being warned to prepare and protect themselves from the type of ransomware attacks which hit Australian SMEs so hard in the past year.

The denial-of-access attacks, which include malicious software that infiltrates and encrypts files on computers, then demands payment for their decryption, are costly, says onPlatinum ...

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IS MANTRA GROUP IN THE SIGHTS OF ASIAN INVESTORS?

IS MANTRA GROUP IN THE SIGHTS OF ASIAN INVESTORS?

Mantra Group (ASX:MTR) is rumoured to be a takeover target, with Asian investors and the InterContinental Hotel Group linked to the Gold Coast based hotel group.

The Australian is reporting that the speculation is taking place as major international hotel operators search for growth opportunities in Australia.

Mantra is considered a prime ...

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RAY OF HOPE FOR SLATER AND GORDON AS LENDERS STEP IN

RAY OF HOPE FOR SLATER AND GORDON AS LENDERS STEP IN

EMBATTLED law firm Slater and Gordon (ASX: SGH) has announced to the ASX that it has launched confidential discussions with lenders to restabilise its battered capital structure.

Following a gruelling saga, Slater and Gordon has now been notified that in excess of 94 per cent of its debt facility, including debt with Westpac, National Austral...

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SPROUTX PROVIDES THE SEED FOR AGTECH STARTUPS

SPROUTX PROVIDES THE SEED FOR AGTECH STARTUPS

AGTECH innovation fund SproutX has opened applications for its first accelerator round, backed by $10 million from the venture capital fund it has set up in partnership with Artesian Venture Partners and industry superannuation fund Hostplus.

This follows the SproutX pre-accelerator program, held in late 2016, where 110 startups and entr...

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HOW INTEGRATED SOFTWARE, THE CLOUD AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE BUSINESS

HOW INTEGRATED SOFTWARE, THE CLOUD AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE BUSINESS

CHATBOTS, collective intelligence and blockchain are some of the big technology trends that will change the way businesses are run in 2017, says SAGE Australia VP Alan Osrin (pictured).

Speaking to Business News Australia at the SAGE Summit Melbourne, where the company painted its vision of 'invisible accounting', Osrin implored busin...

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GRACE LOVES LACE DRESSED FOR BRITISH SUCCESS

GRACE LOVES LACE DRESSED FOR BRITISH SUCCESS

IT'S safe to say that most Gold Coast brides searching for the perfect dress have, at least once, laid eyes on a number by Grace Loves Lace. The brand, founded by Megan Ziems, boasts intricate and affordable designs handcrafted exclusively from fine French and European lace and silks. Due to the success of her existing showrooms, ...

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NATIONAL STORAGE PACKS OUT ITS OFFERING

NATIONAL STORAGE PACKS OUT ITS OFFERING

NATIONAL Storage REIT (ASX: NSR) has announced its plans to acquire a new prime location at Bundall, adjacent to the former Masters Hardware store. The group, headed by managing director Andrew Catsoulis, has entered arrangements with Leyshon Group to jointly develop the Gold Coast site which boasts 6,900sqm of retail and warehouse space....

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COAST CONTINUES TO BREAK TOURISM RECORDS

COAST CONTINUES TO BREAK TOURISM RECORDS

IN CASE there was any doubt the Gold Coast remains one of the nation's key tourist hotspots, the city has once again beaten records for its number of international visitors in 2017. The International Visitor Survey (IVS) conducted by Gold Coast Tourism revealed a 13.9 per cent increase in visitor traffic during 2017, as a total of 1.0...

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BRITONS URGED TO SWAP COLD FOR GOLD AND TRAVEL TO THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

BRITONS URGED TO SWAP COLD FOR GOLD AND TRAVEL TO THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

LONDON'S black cabs have been wrapped in images of the Gold Coast as part of Tourism Australia's campaign to attract more British visitors down under for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The campaign began in London overnight to coincide with the launch of the Queen's Baton Relay as it begins its journey through 70 countrie...

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GAS PRICES MAY FORCE BRICKWORKS TO TAKE MANUFACTURING OVERSEAS

GAS PRICES MAY FORCE BRICKWORKS TO TAKE MANUFACTURING OVERSEAS

BRICKWORKS Limited (ASX:BKW) chairman Robert Millner says soaring energy prices may force the company to turn to offshore manufacturing.

"We never thought that after 108 years of making bricks in Australia, we would now need to investigate manufacturing overseas," says Millner.

Millner says Brickworks' recent gas contract neg...

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CHINA CONTINUES TO COLLECT AUSSIE PROPERTY ASSETS

CHINA CONTINUES TO COLLECT AUSSIE PROPERTY ASSETS

CHINESE coin continues to dominate Australia's offshore real estate investment market, accounting for almost half of the total capital transacted during 2016. Last year around US$28.2 billion flowed in from Chinese investors who were seeking a slice of Aussie property, often in the form of Melbourne and Sydney's CBD office assets....

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SPECIAL FORCES PERSONNEL REVEAL HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN TRAVELLING

SPECIAL FORCES PERSONNEL REVEAL HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN TRAVELLING

YOU'VE seen it in the movies: the lone wanderer mugged in the alleyway, the family member taken hostage for ransom or the business person extorted for money at gunpoint. While it's easy to adopt the mentality that 'it will never happen to me', statistically speaking, this is far from the truth when it comes to not just hig...

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JANINE ALLIS' SPECIAL BLEND TO BOOST SUCCESS

JANINE ALLIS' SPECIAL BLEND TO BOOST SUCCESS

BOOST Juice founder Janine Allis spent some time 'winging it' before building a world-class business.

Born in the 'burbs and from humble beginnings, Allis (pictured) partied with rock stars in her twenties in the south of France before finding her calling.

Across almost two decades in business, Allis has just survived, a...

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BE TENACIOUS, BE WISE: KATE MIDDLETON'S TOP CAREER TIPS

BE TENACIOUS, BE WISE: KATE MIDDLETON'S TOP CAREER TIPS

KATE Middleton knows a thing or two about slaying career goals, having become CEO of insurance engineering firm Censeo at age 36.

In celebration of International Women's Day, Kate has shared her top three tips to take ownership of your career to get where you want to be. Be tenacious Tenacity, persistence, determination and p...

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RBA KEEPS CASH RATE ON HOLD AT 1.5 PER CENT

RBA KEEPS CASH RATE ON HOLD AT 1.5 PER CENT

FOR THE seventh consecutive month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has decided to leave the official cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent.

Inflation remains below the official target of 2 per cent and "quite low" according to the RBA, and with growth in labour costs remaining subdued, underlying inflation is expected to stay low fo...

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VILLA WORLD ADDS CLYDE LAND TO VICTORIA DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE

VILLA WORLD ADDS CLYDE LAND TO VICTORIA DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE

HOUSING developer Villa World (ASX:VLW) has bought a 42 hectare site at Clyde, south east of Melbourne, for $33 million, adding to its growing portfolio in Victoria.

Villa World CEO and managing director, Craig Treasure, says he considers the Melbourne market to be strong right now, buoyed by population growth.

The state's new first ho...

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DREAMWORLD RECOVERY CONTINUES

DREAMWORLD RECOVERY CONTINUES

REVENUES at Dreamworld continue to improve following the tragedy at the theme park in October last year, when four people died on the Thunder River Rapids Ride.

The theme parks division of Sydney-based Ardent Leisure (ASX:AAD) recorded unaudited revenue of $4.4 million during February 2017, down 35 per cent on the previous corresponding ...

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THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

The Arts Centre provides unique and elegant event spaces with exceptional state-of-the-art technology surrounded by picturesque landscapes and city skyline views. Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast, the Arts Centre caters for a wide range of events from gala dinners, conferences, business meetings, product launches, show performances, t...

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THE HILTON SURFERS PARADISE

THE HILTON SURFERS PARADISE

HILTON Surfers Paradise offers a sophisticated destination in the heart of Surfers Paradise. With boutique indoor meeting rooms and a range of spectacular outdoor spaces, the venue is a popular option for those hosting a destination event, meeting or business incentive. The hotel's ballroom caters for up to 220 banquet style, or 350 for ...

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THE LINKS HOPE ISLAND

THE LINKS HOPE ISLAND

A TRUE gem in the crown of south-east Queensland's lifestyle offering, Links Hope Island provides the ultimate setting for both corporate and social functions and events. Situated in the heart of the Gold Coast-Brisbane corridor and boasting stunning views of the golf course and nearby waterways, Links Hope Island provides an elegant twi...

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QT GOLD COAST

QT GOLD COAST

QT Hotels & Resorts first put its stamp on the Australian tourism sector with the launch of QT Gold Coast in 2011. The unique and exciting property delivered the first injection of QT's signature designer spaces with bold entertainment and intriguing yet relaxing guest experience. Now one of Australia's most loved and dynamic hot...

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BOND UNIVERSITY

BOND UNIVERSITY

WITH sandstone arches, lakeside settings and landscaped grounds, Bond University's Events Centre is the ideal venue for your next event. Located in Robina on the Gold Coast, the Bond University Events Centre is easily accessible and offers free parking for all event attendees. Bond University's function facilities are flexible and a...

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GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

GOLD Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), located in heart of Broadbeach, caters to 10 to 6,000 people. One of the most flexible meetings and events venues, GCCEC is equipped with a 6,000 seat arena, four exhibition halls and 22 meeting rooms. With a personable and bespoke approach to business that challenges convention, GCCEC ser...

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KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

FOR Kay Koplovitz, the key to being a successful entrepreneur is an agile mind - one that is always learning and quick to take on board new insights.

It's what Koplovitz looks for in candidates for the female focused scale-up incubator she founded, Springboard Enterprises, which has mentored 642 entrepreneurs since the year 2000.

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SONAND TURNS THE TIDE AT SURFSTITCH

SONAND TURNS THE TIDE AT SURFSTITCH

SURFSTITCH (ASX:SRF) has reduced its losses in the first half of FY17 as new CEO Mike Sonand executed his turnaround strategy.

In his first full half in charge of the Gold Coast-based action sports electronic retailer, Sonand reduced losses from continuing operations to $5.6 million, compared to $13.6 million the previous corresponding period...

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