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Ekka Goes Back to Nature

The Ekka’s iconic natural fibres fashion parades are set to be amped up with a host of new initiatives for Ekka’s 140th season, later this month. A regular contributor of fashion advice to haven magazine, The Style Report’s Laura Churchill will produce and direct this year’s ‘Back to Nature’ themed natural fibres fashion parades. “We want our audiences to experience Queensland farming and then understand ho ...

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Your Lucky Number

Remember the number 56. No, it’s not a lucky Keno number – it’s a pretty cool social movement inspiring our kids, while also supporting disadvantaged students to get an education. We aren't sure what we love most - Fiftysix tablet kits (to teach young minds about the inner workings of a computer via easy snap-together components), Fiftysix VR Kits (virtual reality via cardboard and your smartphone), Fiftysi ...

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Illuminate Your Senses

GLOW is the Gold Coast’s unique night time digital art, light, water and laser experience and it’s headlining on Saturday, July 8 (5 - 10pm) at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, Surfers Paradise. Don’t miss the spectacular laser show on the lake, interactive gaming, virtual reality activations, glow in the dark yoga and tai chi, as well as digital murals. There will also be roving street performers, dancers ...

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The New Dreamworld

There has been loads going on at Dreamworld recently with new attractions launching in time for the school holidays. Tiger Island’s Up Close Experience offers viewing tunnels into the enclosure that kids can crawl through, while double-storey Treehouse cabanas and the Parkway Patisserie and Grill add new flavour to the park. A live music and special events program, a series of ‘Park After Dark’ events and a ...

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Coast Kids Go Green

Five Gold Coast primary schools have the chance to win a share of more than $2200 in cash and prizes for green initiatives at their school with thanks to a new competition partnership between local businesses Botanical Bazaar, Natura Education and Composta Australia. “The competition is a small step in encouraging and educating kids and our community to be ambassadors for our environment for generations,” N ...

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Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week plates up during the first week of the Queensland school holidays, from June 24 to July 2, at farms right around the Scenic Rim. Take a farm to fork journey at a carrot farm, see cows being milked by robots, or learn how to keep free-range organic chooks. You will also meet the farmers, taste the food and get your hands muddy as you learn all about where your food comes from. Some ...

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Global Day of Parents

We’ve all got them and most of us are them – we’re talking about parents! June 1 is the Global Day of Parents, created by the United Nations to honor all kinds of parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitments to their children. If you’ve ever felt like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day aren’t enough time to appreciate everything parents do for their kids, mark the Global Day of Parents into y ...

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International Day of Yoga

The benefits of yoga are no secret, so we’re sure that everyone will be pleased to know that the International Day of Yoga is coming up on June 21. We recommend taking the time to head down to a local yoga studio or even stretching at home. The day is all about raising awareness about the health benefits of yoga, so find a group of yogis – or novices – and your inner peace. ...

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Another Brick Wall

Five million LEGO bricks (yes, true!) are coming to the Gold Coast in the form of Brickman Experience, an interactive exhibition including Australia’s tallest LEGO brick model. This interactive experience will be at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 24 to July 9. It features more than 60 individual works by Ryan McNaught - the only LEGO-certified professional in the Southern Hemisphe ...

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Classic Cause

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to lose a special woman to breast cancer, the pain can be real every day but it’s generally at Mother’s Day when there’s an extra-special yearning. Turn your pain into a positive by joining in the iconic national Mother’s Day Classic fun run on May 14. Not only will you be surrounded by many other people who have experienced loss, but you’ll be giving your time to a cause t ...

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