JACKI HENDY HELPS GOLD COAST TO AIM HIGH

JACKI HENDY HELPS GOLD COAST TO AIM HIGH

GOLD Coast small businesses are set to receive support from Jacki Hendy and The Australian Institute of Management (AIM). AIM's brand new mentoring program will help Gold Coast small businesses and entrepreneurs to maximise their potential in 2016. The 12-month AIM High Business Mastery program will pair entrepreneurs and small bu...

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MRS. FIELDS POPS UP AT PACIFIC FAIR

MRS. FIELDS POPS UP AT PACIFIC FAIR

MRS. FIELDS has cooked up its first pop-up store in Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, with plans to expand the delicious baked goods company to a new batch of customers. Mrs. Fields CEO Andrew Benefield (pictured) says the pop-up will give the company an opportunity to access customers who may not have had a taste of the brand or have easy ac...

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QANTAS CELEBRATES 95th BIRTHDAY WITH BARBIE AND KEN

QANTAS CELEBRATES 95th BIRTHDAY WITH BARBIE AND KEN

QANTAS has enlisted the help of the world's biggest supermodels, Barbie and Ken, to model the airline's uniforms from across the decades as part of its 95th birthday celebrations. The plastic couple are currently on display at the Sydney Qantas Club, with a collection of 44 dolls strutting their stuff in historical outfits worn by...

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FILM STUDENTS SET TO GO GLOBAL WITH FRUIT NINJA

FILM STUDENTS SET TO GO GLOBAL WITH FRUIT NINJA

LOCAL university students have collaborated with a professional filmmaker to present a behind-the-scenes video series of popular digital game Fruit Ninja on a global scale. Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch says the YouTube project, titled Fruit Ninja Nation, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Griffith University...

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AWARD ADDS TO ORIGO EDUCATION SUCCESS

AWARD ADDS TO ORIGO EDUCATION SUCCESS

BRISBANE-based learning system provider ORIGO Education has triumphed in the Education and Training category at the Premier of Queensland's Export Awards. Presented by the Export Council of Australia in conjunction with Trade & Investment Queensland, the Awards highlight the state's exporting businesses and their contribution ...

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SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND BECOMES 'AGILESMART'

SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND BECOMES 'AGILESMART'

BRISBANE, the Gold Coast and Springfield, in conjunction with the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODIQ) and QUT, have become Australia's first region to join the Open and AgileSmart Cities (OASC) network. The OASC is an international initiative which stems from the Danish-led Connected Smart Cities Network, designed to establish a mec...

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NIGHTOWL FLIES INTO BRISBANE CBD

NIGHTOWL FLIES INTO BRISBANE CBD

CONVENIENCE chain NightOwl has announced the opening of a new store in Brisbane's CBD, as part of its 'store of the future' strategy. The Adelaide Street store which celebrated its grand opening this week, features a new layout, improved product and service offering and increased digital presence. Conceived as a response t...

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JUPITERS STEALS THE SHOW AT AWARDS NIGHT

JUPITERS STEALS THE SHOW AT AWARDS NIGHT

JUPITERS Hotel & Casino has triumphed over the state, taking out the trifecta at the Queensland Hotels Association Awards for Excellence at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The awards are another major achievement for the Gold Coast casino, off the back of its $345 million renovation. Japanese restaurant Kiyomi recei...

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SUNSHINE STATE MARKS 19.1 MILLION VISITS

SUNSHINE STATE MARKS 19.1 MILLION VISITS

MORE Australian holidaymakers are opting to explore their own backyard and Queensland is reaping the benefits, recording its highest year of domestic travel since 1999. The state notched 19.1 million visits this past financial year, increasing 6 per cent or almost half a million more visitors than the year before, new figures state. M...

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JACKMAN ON BOARD AS THE MAN FROM QANTAS

JACKMAN ON BOARD AS THE MAN FROM QANTAS

QANTAS has enlisted Hugh Jackman as a global ambassador, the latest in a star studded line up of partnerships to spruik the airline. The award-winning actor will promote Australia as a travel destination of choice to the world, as well as work with Qantas on a number of community projects. Jackman says he was proud to align himself wi...

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JUPITERS READY TO PARTY AFTER BACKING GAMES

JUPITERS READY TO PARTY AFTER BACKING GAMES

JUPITERS Hotel & Casino has jumped in early as the first official partner for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and staked its ambitions to make Broadbeach party central during the event. Financial details of the partnership have not been disclosed, but according to Echo Entertainment Group (ASX:EGP) chairman John O'Neill the move is a...

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COAST AIMS FOR BIGGER SHARE OF $6B FILM FEAST

COAST AIMS FOR BIGGER SHARE OF $6B FILM FEAST

FILM and television production contributes close to $6 billion to the Australian economy each year, with Queensland and the Gold Coast looking to snare a bigger share of the pie. Screen Queensland says it is working to attract talent to the state and its most recent win is a new television mini-series starring Rebecca Gibney. Screen Q...

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FLYING START FOR SHOP FRONTAGE GRANTS

FLYING START FOR SHOP FRONTAGE GRANTS

SMALL business owners are jumping on board a beautification initiative, with Adelaide City Council processing more than 50 enquiries. The Shopfront Improvement Grant Program aims to help attract customers, improve disability access and contribute to the city's appeal. Deputy Lord Mayor Houssam Abiad says the program has been so po...

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CHINESE STUDENTS ADD TO ECONOMY, $100,000 AT A TIME

CHINESE STUDENTS ADD TO ECONOMY, $100,000 AT A TIME

THE Gold Coast's billion-dollar international student market is about to get bigger after Study Gold Coast secured a new agreement with a key Chinese market. The deal with Chengdu Education Bureau taps into a market of 81 million people with plans to engage with potential students through a social media campaign in the burgeoning Chin...

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HONG KONG FLIGHTS BOOST CHINA'S TIES WITH COAST

HONG KONG FLIGHTS BOOST CHINA'S TIES WITH COAST

THE Gold Coast's ties with China have just been given another shot in the arm after Hong Kog Airlines announced the launch of charter flights to the city early next year. The plan marks the airline's entry to the Australian market with the flights expected to start in January and run through to the end of March. The charter se...

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NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST MINING MENTAL HEALTH

NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST MINING MENTAL HEALTH

A NEW partnership in the resources industry plans to equip South Australian mining and quarry workers with strategies to improve mental health. The Rock Solid suicide prevention pilot program has been funded by Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee (MAQOHSC) and jointly run with Mining Family Matters and Wesley Lif...

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FRONTIER TOURING SCOOPS TOP SPOT

FRONTIER TOURING SCOOPS TOP SPOT

FRONTIER Touring has topped US publication Billboard's list as the number one independent concert promoter in the world. The Melbourne-based promoter ranked third overall with the highest grossing Boxscore, after global organisations Live Nation and AEG Live. Frontier is the leading Australasian promoter, followed by Dainty Group ...

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EVOCCA COLLEGE HEADS TO APPLE ISLE

EVOCCA COLLEGE HEADS TO APPLE ISLE

TRAINING organisation Evocca College continues to expand its national footprint, with a new campus set to launch in Tasmania. The Brisbane-based company will open in Glenorchy and offer diploma-level courses in business, administration and management. Evocca College has 40 campuses across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and ...

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BREAKFAST CREEK HOTEL ADDS TO RUM DIARY

BREAKFAST CREEK HOTEL ADDS TO RUM DIARY

QUEENSLAND'S love affair with rum is in for a new twist, crafted behind the bar at Breakfast Creek Hotel. Commissioned by the team at its namesake bar within the venue, Substation No. 41 Rum is a dark blend made with sugarcane molasses. The Substation No.41 Rum Bar opened in 2012 and is home to one of the largest collections of ru...

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JOB ADS UP, EMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN

JOB ADS UP, EMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN

EMPLOYERS across the country are continuing to advertise jobs at an increased rate, according to recent findings by ANZ.
The number of total job ads released nationwide per week has risen by 9.9% since 2014 with the majority of these directed to the internet, a medium which saw a rise in post activity by 10.8%.
While the stats c...

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