Noosa Alive dances in

Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin was plucked from poverty at the age of 11 when he was selected by Madame Mao’s cultural advisors to attend the Beijing Dance Academy. He sensationally defected to the US after going to Houston Ballet as an exchange student in a story made famous through this autobiography Mao’s Last […]

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Advertising signage on cutting board

Noosa business organisations and owners hold serious concerns over the negative impact to businesses of Noosa Council’s proposed advertising sign policy changes which include the banning of A-frame, banner and flag style signs. Noosa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) president Janet Kake said chamber members definitely wanted to keep the A-frames and banners.”We […]

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Garden Expo continues to bloom

The Queensland Garden Expo held at Nambour Showgrounds over the weekend started from a grass roots event in 1984 with just 300 visitors. Now in its 35th year it has an attendance of about 40,000, with more than 60 per cent coming from outside the Sunshine Coast region. There was 360 exhibitors and displays, as […]

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Local woman rescues abused horses from slaughter house

Tewantin-raised Holly van Slooten has spent the past two years rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing horses that have been abused, mistreated or sent to the slaughter house. “Horse rescue and rehabilitating is very hard work; literally blood, sweat and many tears,” Holly said. “But it is also very rewarding and I wouldn’t want to be doing […]

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Kids enjoy live reptile show in Noosa

Kids enjoyed free live reptile shows these school holidays at Noosa Fair Shopping Centre featuring Julia Baker from Animal Planet’s highest rating TV series, Snake Boss.

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King of the Mountain Exhibition is better than ever

This year’s King of the Mountain Exhibition (29 June – 31 July) is bigger and better than ever, with the whole gallery being dedicated to the group show, featuring artworks from 45 local artists from quality water-colour, oils, acrylic, pastels and mixed media, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Michael Brennan, director of Noosa Regional Gallery […]

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