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Places You Can Adopt a Pet on The GC

Remain Paws-itive!

Places You Can Adopt a Pet on The GC

If you need something to brighten up your life at the moment (because trust me, we all do!), look no further! Now is the perfect time to adopt a pet, or even foster a new furry friend! Find out where you can adopt a pet on the GC!

5 apps to turn your mobile phone into a productivity machine

Work Smarter Not Harder

5 apps to turn your mobile phone into a productivity machine

They’re always with us. Always within arm’s reach. 24/7. Can’t get enough. Just begging to be touched. Yes, I’m talking about our… phones! While in iso (COVID-19 isolation), it’s easy to get distracted by our phones and let it become detrimental to our productivity – staying in bed, eyes glued to the screen, scrolling on the ‘gram for hours on end. But during this time, it’s important to try and stick to our regular routines as much as we can, so we thought we’d actually be smart and put our smart phones to good use. Here are 5 apps that will turn your phone into a productivity machine.

Spread Kindness Not Coronavirus

The Kindness Pandemic

Spread Kindness Not Coronavirus

As we face a new normal and new way of life due to the Coronavirus, we can fall into the feeling of loneliness, uncertainty and sadness. If there was ever a time to practice positivity, compassion and humanity… it’s now!

Ultimate Local GC Business Guide During Coronavirus

GC's Guide to supporting local businesses

Ultimate Local GC Business Guide During Coronavirus

Isn't life wild at this point in time?! COVID-19 really doesn't want us thriving in the new decade, huh? Word on the street is... our beloved local small businesses are truly going through it with extreme changes because of this outbreak. Much-needed community support is required and fortunately, we can do our part in showing our endless support - even if it's from a distance!

Stay inside and stay sanitised!

Desperate times call for desperate measures

Stay inside and stay sanitised!

Are we honestly at that phase of the corona catastrophe that we're grabbing anything in arms reach, to wear as a face mask? (Yes, yes we are!) Just like face masks, hand sanitiser has almost completely left the shelves at the supermarket. So we've come up with this DIY recipe. Perfect for those of you late to get your hands on it at the store because you’ve spent all this time trying to figure out if everyone’s overreacting or you’re underreacting…

Greetings in the age of coronavirus

Sorry not sorry, that handshake needs to go...

Greetings in the age of coronavirus

‘Where have those hands been?!’ A legitimate question we’re all thinking when that extended arm reaches for yours. Norms are shifting, and greetings are changing. We’re on a hug and handshake hiatus until further notice!

Staying sane amidst corona-chaos

Sanity-saving hacks to tackle self-isolation

Staying sane amidst corona-chaos

‘Social distancing’… ahh introverts around the globe rejoice! For those without the superpowers of being natural homebodies or those struggling to stay calm during this time of uncertainty, you’re not alone and we’ve got your back! Here’s what we should all be doing amidst the corona-chaos.

GC WORD ON THE STREET #162

I knew you were treble when you walked in…

GC WORD ON THE STREET #162

This week, we’re getting our groove on! Be the first to know of several live music acts, stand-up comedy shows and cool events coming up on the GC. You don’t want to be last to the party, do you? Of course you don’t so come and check out all the best places to be, see and eat! Get in before it’s too late!

GC WORD ON THE STREET #161

Heading full-speed into all things fun on the GC

GC WORD ON THE STREET #161

The Gold Coast has a never-ending lineup of insane entertainment - from all things fun under the GC sun that the entire family can enjoy, to a fancy night out with friends in spectacular settings. This week, we're riding full-speed straight into the new month of March and will guide you to all the mad events and rad venues on the Gold Coast along the way. Sit tight and buckle up baby! The real fun's about to begin.

Where to Volunteer on the Gold Coast

Helping the community one act of kindness at a time

Where to Volunteer on the Gold Coast

Everybody can use some help every now and then, and volunteering is a great way to do your part and get involved in your community like the good samaritan you know you can be.

GC WORD ON THE STREET #160

SUMMER-LOVING, HAPPENED SO FAST…

GC WORD ON THE STREET #160

Endless pineapple purple skies, chilled cheeky bevvy’s and adventurous nights… ahhh everything we love about the summertime! Sadly, it’s nearing the end of Summer but don’t be disheartened… that doesn’t mean it’s also the end of what the vibrant Gold Coast has to offer! This week we’re showing you all things new and fun on the GC, in hopes to help your transition from care-free summer days be a little less gloomy, keeping you looking forward to so much more light and life!

Six Fun-filled Valentine’s Day Ideas

GC things to do to make your lover swoon

Six Fun-filled Valentine’s Day Ideas

Ahhh, Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those days people (generally single women) either scoff at and rolls their eyes when the flower deliveries start appearing on everyone’s desks at work, or it’s a day where couples can actually show a bit of affection for each other without being seen as soppy idiots. Either way, the Gold Coast is brimming with fun-filled or quirky things to do with your lover (or yourself, if you are one of those eye-rollers) this 14th of February.

5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Unleash your most inspired self

5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Getting past writer’s blocks is always hard. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, it comes and goes as it pleases, leaving you in a rut. So, here’s a list that can start you on your track to becoming the next big-hit writer or at least get something down on the page.

Finest Event Venues of the GC Hinterland

Best places for your event in our very own wonderland.

Finest Event Venues of the GC Hinterland

The GC Hinterland is a place brimming with the magic that mother nature has to offer, what better place to have your next event than in our Hinterland Wonderland? All you need is the perfect venue...