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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FORGET HOVER BOARDS - SIMPLICITY IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE

FORGET HOVER BOARDS - SIMPLICITY IS THE WAY OF THE FUTURE

ALTHOUGH 2015 doesn't have consumer ready hover boards zipping around our cities, we still have so much to look forward to. Futurist and digital guru Chris Riddell predicts a world of simplicity and simplification, one where we will live longer and live easier. Forget traffic and dangerous driving, in 2020 our cars will be driving...

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KICK GOALS WITH STAFF THIS RUGBY WORLD CUP

KICK GOALS WITH STAFF THIS RUGBY WORLD CUP

AUSTRALIAN rugby fans are turning up to work late and tired after early morning games but rather than penalise staff, Randstad is encouraging employers to embrace the World Cup. The four-yearly tournament is being held in the United Kingdom, with sports nuts braving the time difference to wake up early and watch matches before work. R...

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE HEALTHY

IT SEEMS healthy is the new black, with nutritious foods replacing sugary snacks in vending machines across Australia, according to QUT consumer behaviour expert Dr Gary Mortimer (pictured). "Companies like Melbourne based Füd Revolution and Brisbane's All Real Food are leading the way in providing healthy alternatives to ti...

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QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QLD OUTSHINES NATION IN BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

QUEENSLAND has come out on top of all mainland states in business confidence for the third month in a row, according to NAB. The Monthly Business Survey shows the sunshine state's trend business confidence is +7 points on the NAB index, three points higher than NSW and six points higher than Victoria. Treasurer Curtis Pitt says th...

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QUEENSLAND TO REVIEW TAXI, LIMO AND RIDESHARE SERVICES

QUEENSLAND TO REVIEW TAXI, LIMO AND RIDESHARE SERVICES

THE Queensland government has announced the creation of an independent taskforce to review taxi, limousine and rideshare services like Uber across the state. The comprehensive review will consider existing regulatory framework by examining community and industry needs and expectations, public safety and disability access, and affordabilit...

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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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A NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS HUB FOR BRISBANE

A NEW TYPE OF BUSINESS HUB FOR BRISBANE

TIRED of co-working spaces or conventional boardrooms and serviced offices? So were Lisa Moricz and Robin Maini, the owners of a new high-end hybrid of sorts, The Corner Office, located in the heart of Brisbane's CBD.  

The duo describe the hub as the offspring of a New York lounge bar, first-class airline lounge and high-tech b...

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SMALL BUSINESS PAYS PRICE FOR PHONE LOYALTY

SMALL BUSINESS PAYS PRICE FOR PHONE LOYALTY

SMALL business owners are paying the price of being loyal by staying with phone plans that cost them a huge amount every month. A recent survey found small business owners are spending an average of $141 per month on their current phone plans. Canstar Blue surveyed more than 600 small business owners and found two-thirds believe they ...

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WAREHOUSES AND VEGETABLE GARDENS INSPIRE NEW WEST END DEVELOPMENT

WAREHOUSES AND VEGETABLE GARDENS INSPIRE NEW WEST END DEVELOPMENT

BRISBANE'S West End is set to receive a new apartment development inspired by the diverse community and established housing of the area. Turrisi Properties are bringing 107 brand new apartments to the sought-after Donkin Street location. Architects at ROTHELOWMAN have created a design for INK Apartments that celebrates and preserv...

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NO REST FOR THE WORKING RICH

NO REST FOR THE WORKING RICH

IT APPEARS the rich never rest, as a survey reveals 61 per cent continue their work on weekends, during family time and on vacation. The Visa Affluent Survey 2015 polled 4000 respondents from eight Asia-Pacific markets, showing that Indians, Singaporeans and Chinese are the most likely to have worked more on weekends now than they did a y...

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ERGON ENERGY SHIFTS GEARS ON EV HIGHWAY

ERGON ENERGY SHIFTS GEARS ON EV HIGHWAY

THE Palaszczuk Government continues to drive its energy agenda, after partnering with Mitsubishi Motors to deliver a fleet of electric cars. The investment will see eight electric vehicles (EVs) introduced into Ergon Energy's passenger fleet this year. Minister for Energy Mark Bailey says the electricity distributor was looking fo...

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BRISBANE RACES TO THE TOP IN FERRARI'S BOOKS

BRISBANE RACES TO THE TOP IN FERRARI'S BOOKS

FERRARI has officially roared into Newstead, with already strong sales from a local clientele that has placed Brisbane as the fastest growing market for the luxury Italian brand in Australia.

Auto baron Martin Roller is behind the wheel of Ferrari's new standalone Brisbane showroom, set across 550sqm on the corner of Breakfast Creek Road ...

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NOW IT'S HOTEL ROOMS ON DEMAND, UBER STYLE

NOW IT'S HOTEL ROOMS ON DEMAND, UBER STYLE

AN accommodation app capitalising on increasingly on-demand consumer tastes by connecting savvy "staycationers" with empty hotel beds has arrived in Brisbane. Mobile-only platform HotelTonight allows hotels to maximise occupancy and entice guests by slashing room rates up to 50 per cent for last-minute stays or up to a week in a...

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QANTAS TO UPGRADE BRISBANE AIRPORT LOUNGES

QANTAS TO UPGRADE BRISBANE AIRPORT LOUNGES

BRISBANE'S Qantas (ASX: QAN) lounge will receive a multi-million dollar refurbishment, following in the paths of its award-winning Singapore and Hong Kong lounges.

Both the domestic and international terminals will benefit from the upgrade.

As part of a domestic terminal expansion, the new lounge will increase capacity by 30 per cent w...

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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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BUILD YOUR DREAM PROPERTY

BUILD YOUR DREAM PROPERTY

THE 2015 Master Builders Brisbane Housing & Construction Awards magazine, Showcase, is out now. As one of Queensland's most prestigious accolades in construction, the Awards recognise excellence and quality across the industry. Admire the outstanding craftsmanship delivered by each company, and connect with some of the best in th...

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US FITNESS CHAIN'S BID TO GET LOCAL HEARTS PUMPING

US FITNESS CHAIN'S BID TO GET LOCAL HEARTS PUMPING

AN American fitness franchise expanding across the world is set to get hearts pumping in Brisbane. Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) consists of one-hour high intensity group exercise sessions while strapped to a heart-rate monitor to track progress and maximise output. OTF, which has 250 studios across the US, has ambitious expansion plans ...

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