NEW VEHICLES - A LUXURY TRAP OR NECESSITY?

NEW VEHICLES - A LUXURY TRAP OR NECESSITY?

IT'S OFTEN said that the cars we drive say a lot about us, and we are sometimes unknowingly stereotyped by the vehicles that we drive. For instance, if you drive a Jeep, you're an outdoorsy type. If you have a Benz parked in your drive, you must be rich. The list goes on, and It's not as if the stereotypes are connected withou...

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HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH TRAINING

HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH TRAINING

GIG economy, remote working, and freelance Friday are more than just buzz terms; our workforce is changing, and so too is its driver: education.

But it's not the online education revolution you might think. As industry insiders speculate online education and course delivery will be the way of the future, Melbourne startup training.co...

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TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

THERE'S only one way to really move your career into the fast lane, says Bond University, and 'test driving' will help you figure that out quick smart.

Bond Business School is offering a Postgraduate Test Drive, for those who are curious, but not yet committed.

A test drive like none other, Bond Business School offers complimen...

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KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

KNOWLEDGE WORKERS AMONG MOST SOUGHT AFTER IN 2017

BUSINESSES searching for efficiencies and improved systems are in search of knowledge workers early this year, says the latest Hays Quarterly Report for January-March 2017, making them among the most in-demand in the labour market.

Hays Australia and New Zealand managing director, Nick Deligiannis, says employers are looking to add value...

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HIGH-FLYERS TAKE OFFICE PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

HIGH-FLYERS TAKE OFFICE PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

BUSINESS News Australia's Gold Coast team took their end-of-year celebrations to new heights, as the crew suited up for a session at iFly Indoor Skydiving in Surfers Paradise. Managing director Camilla Jansen, alongside team members Karen, Kim and James donned the signature blue and orange jumpsuits before launching into two rounds in...

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CHINESE DRIVE GOLD COAST TO A MILLION MILESTONE

CHINESE DRIVE GOLD COAST TO A MILLION MILESTONE

INTERNATIONAL visitor numbers for the Gold Coast have breached one million annually for the first time, although it is business travellers rather than holidaymakers that have recorded the biggest percentage growth over the past year. The latest International Visitor Survey conducted by Tourism Australia reveals that 1.014 million internat...

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WHY YOU SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR BODY AS MUCH AS YOUR BUSINESS

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR BODY AS MUCH AS YOUR BUSINESS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is a busy business. It can be all-consuming, but it is important not to neglect your health You don't have to turn to science to understand the benefits of getting in regular exercise, as Steve Hunt, from Media Hunt Communications, says, "it makes you feel fantastic and ready for the day". In fact, the H...

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JUPITERS REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ATRIUM BAR

JUPITERS REVEALS FIRST LOOK AT NEW ATRIUM BAR

JUPITERS has unveiled designs for its new and improved Atrium Bar, ahead of the casino's transition to The Star brand. The revamped design by Brand + Slater architects promises to serve up an intimate atmosphere, combined with a sense of occasion for both business and leisure guests. Brand + Slater Architects Director Luis Nheu sa...

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GC HYUNDAI WANTS YOU TO TAKE HOME A GENESIS FOR THE WEEKEND

GC HYUNDAI WANTS YOU TO TAKE HOME A GENESIS FOR THE WEEKEND

THE STYLISH new-model Genesis has officially arrived on the Gold Coast, and to celebrate its selection as one of the few Genesis dealers in the country, Gold Coast Hyundai is offering customers the ultimate test drive experience. Gold Coast Hyundai is giving customers an exclusive chance to take the Genesis out on the town for an entire 4...

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NEW BALLROOM KICKS OFF CROWNE PLAZA SURFERS PARADISE REVAMP

NEW BALLROOM KICKS OFF CROWNE PLAZA SURFERS PARADISE REVAMP

CROWNE Plaza Surfers Paradise has unveiled its newly refurbished ballroom ahead of the festive season, paving the way for a revamp of the property. The new-look Norfolk Ballroom has been designed to streamline event management, with the capacity to cater to 550 guests. The space has been equipped with new chandeliers and furnishings, ...

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GOLD COAST TURF CLUB LAUNCHES NEW BREED PARTY PRECINCT

GOLD COAST TURF CLUB LAUNCHES NEW BREED PARTY PRECINCT

THE Gold Coast Turf Club has unveiled its new-look trackside entertainment precinct to lure partiers and punters through the gates on Derby Day. RACELANDIA will combine fashion, culture and entertainment as part of the Spring Racing Carnival social calendar. The nation's top female DJs including Betty Who, Havana Brown, Mandy Onas...

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BURLEIGH BREWING CO LAUNCHES NEW DROP

BURLEIGH BREWING CO LAUNCHES NEW DROP

BURLEIGH Brewing Co has bottled the essence of its namesake suburb, with the latest addition to its stable of brews selling out in the first week. Twisted Palm is a tropical pale ale with hints of orange, mango and papaya, taking its inspiration from the Pandanus trees along Burleigh Heads. Burleigh Brewing Co brew-master Brennan Fiel...

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NEW ASIA FLIGHTS SET TO DELIVER $66M TO QLD

NEW ASIA FLIGHTS SET TO DELIVER $66M TO QLD

THE tally of inbound seats flying into Queensland has been bumped up to 500,000 this year, after two major airlines increased services to the state. EVA Air and AirAsia X will boost trips from Taiwan and Malaysia to deliver up to 44,000 additional visitors and $66 million to the economy. Tourism Minister Kate Jones says the latest int...

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THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THREE KEYS TO LEADING A TEAM THROUGH EOFY

THE end of the financial year (EOFY) can be a taxing time for businesses, and often it takes a toll on staff. Accounts wrap up, major deals get finalised and sales begin to peak, making it vital for any team to be on top of their game. According to organisers at Corporate Challenge Events, it's a time when even the most seasoned w...

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PAC FAIR'S MILESTONE MAYHEM

PAC FAIR'S MILESTONE MAYHEM

SHOPPERS went into a frenzy today with the unveiling of more than 20 new retail stores at Pacific Fair shopping centre. The centre celebrated the opening of major international brands as part of its $670 million redevelopment, including H&M, Superdry and UNIQLO. Hundreds of shoppers queued for the opening of the new section of Pac...

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BEAT THE CROWDS WITH YOUR OWN JET

BEAT THE CROWDS WITH YOUR OWN JET

TIRED of waiting at the airport for that commercial jet service sending you to your next interstate meeting? That's what one Gold Coast company is hoping for as it launches the next wave in air travel to the business sector, fractional jet ownership. YOURJET Australia was established in 2015 by two aviation industry veterans, Jaso...

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HONG KONG TAKES SHINE TO COAST SERVICE

HONG KONG TAKES SHINE TO COAST SERVICE

IT STARTED as a seasonal venture into Australia in January, but now it appears Hong Kong Airlines has taken a shine to the Gold Coast. Hong Kong Airlines has announced plans to schedule year-round flights to the Gold Coast from early April, building on the 11-week Chinese New Year charter program introduced this year. Cairns will also...

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MOO MOO'S MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER

MOO MOO'S MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER

MOO Moo The Wine Bar + Grill Gold Coast is set to close its doors after more than a decade of operation and, when it reopens, it plans to look like a million bucks. Owners Steven and Autumn Adams will shut down on Sunday for six weeks to undergo a $1 million renovation.  The makeover, from architects Studioplus*, will see the awa...

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ELANDRA FINDS NEW BERTH AMONG SYDNEY SUPERYACHTS

ELANDRA FINDS NEW BERTH AMONG SYDNEY SUPERYACHTS

THE $30 million makeover of the Sydney Superyacht Marina at Rozelle Bay has lured newly launched manufacturer Elandra Yachts as a tenant. The Gold Coast-based Elandra, founded by half-brothers Luke Durman and Tom Barry-Cotter, has relocated its NSW base to the marina. Australian Boat Sales' Chris Hills (pictured), who is Elandra...

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JUPITERS' KIYOMI PROVES TO BE A CUT ABOVE

JUPITERS' KIYOMI PROVES TO BE A CUT ABOVE

CHASE Kojima's Gold Coast experiment has paid off with the Sydney-based owner of Sokyo winning a best new restaurant award for Kiyomi at Jupiters casino. Kojimi, who opened the modern Japanese noshery late last year after making a name for himself at The Star in Sydney, has knocked out the likes of The Farmhouse Pialligo Estate in Can...

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AUSSIE CULINARY UNDERDOG FINDING ITS MOJO

AUSSIE CULINARY UNDERDOG FINDING ITS MOJO

THE underdog of popular Australian cuisine, the humble sausage roll, is gaining ground on the meat pie as the fare of choice in bakeries across the country. And the pastry minnow's rising profile didn't go unnoticed at this year's Official Great Aussie Pie Competition. After 24 years running the pie competition, Dani Linds...

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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

  THE 2015 Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards magazine, Showcase, is out now. Recognising outstanding quality and craftsmanship in local construction, these prestigious awards are given to no-one but the best in the business.
Download your copy of Showcase Magazine to admire some of the industry's fine...

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QANTAS AGAIN COMMENCES GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE FLIGHTS

QANTAS AGAIN COMMENCES GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE FLIGHTS

QANTAS will once again offer flights between Melbourne and the Gold Coast with a daily service between the two cities.

The Melbourne service is expected to provide an additional 2352 seats on Melbourne-Gold Coast capacity per week. In addition, the airline is providing additional capacity on the existing Gold Coast-Sydney service, in...

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FASHION'S BIG HITTERS TARGET LOCAL SWIMWEAR DESIGNERS

FASHION'S BIG HITTERS TARGET LOCAL SWIMWEAR DESIGNERS

THE Gold Coast fashion industry is poised for some high-end exposure this week as some of the country's biggest fashion agents gather for a closed trade event to be held in Surfers Paradise. The move comes as the local fashion industry recognises the growing importance of resort fashion among the Chinese who are emerging as one of the...

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ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

FEW Australian designers can lay claim to the eloquence and endurance of fashion powerhouse Carla Zampatti. The Italian-born designer celebrated the 50th anniversary of her eponymous label at Sydney Opera House last month, recreating an earlier runway show while the iconic structure was still being built. From a single store in Surry ...

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A VIP SANCTUARY AT SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

A VIP SANCTUARY AT SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

BACK for its third year is the VIP Lounge, the exclusive, fully catered five-star lounge aptly titled 'Top Deck' which is presented by Club InterContinental. Whether you are a true high-flyer or someone who likes to spoil themselves once in a while, the VIP Lounge offers a luxurious and private retreat overlooking the Marina, wher...

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NEW CENTRE SETS HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR APART

NEW CENTRE SETS HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR APART

THE breathtaking Roma St Parkland views set the scene for your next event at Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, and the new conference centre will inspire limitless possibilities to make it unique. Natural light beams through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing you to absorb the spectacular views of Roma St Parklands. Spanning over...

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THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING ABOUT KIYOMI

THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING ABOUT KIYOMI

TUCKED away on the lobby level at Jupiters Hotel and Casino is a portal to a culinary journey the Gold Coast rarely enjoys. The last time I can remember dining in that space the plaque at the door welcomed us to Charters Tower, Jupiters' signature restaurant for many years. There were fond memories there, including a marriage proposal...

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BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER DRIVES HOME SUCCESS

BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER DRIVES HOME SUCCESS

BRUCE Lynton Land Rover is accelerating its success, after being named 2014 Land Rover Metropolitan Dealer of the Year. The award recognises a standout dealership from across the country, based on sales performance, product knowledge and customer service. Dealer principal Beric Lynton (pictured) says it is a milestone achievement for ...

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SUPERIOR PLANS TO DAZZLE PARTY CROWD IN MONACO

SUPERIOR PLANS TO DAZZLE PARTY CROWD IN MONACO

GOLD Coast marina and jetty developer Superior is heading for Monaco to launch its latest product, a unique party platform that is likely to have even the rich and famous climbing aboard to dazzle their friends. Waterscape is essentially and anchored floating platform designed to take waterfront activities to a new level, and Superior CEO...

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