Entries by Carla Tooma

New data reveals childhood cancer burden in Australia

While childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia, mortality rates have decreased by 38 per cent over the last two decades, new Cancer Council Queensland figures show. The latest data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, which is independently managed and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, has been released for International Childhood […]

Library with free books pops up on Surfers Paradise beach

More than 10,000 books are expected to be released into the hands of Gold Coast locals and tourists with the Somerset Storyfest Beach Library popping up on Surfers Paradise beach from today. From Friday 8 February to 24 February, 10am to 5pm daily, visitors will be able to pick up a complimentary new or previously […]

Queensland’s Champion Lifesaver title on the line this weekend

The state’s top lifesavers will hit the beach on the Gold Coast this weekend to battle it out for the crown of Queensland’s Champion Lifesaver at the 2019 Laerdal Queensland Surf Rescue Championships. Around 150 of Queensland’s best will put their patrol, first aid and rescue skills to the ultimate test at Mermaid Beach. In […]

WATCH: HOTA celebrates one year as Home of the Arts

HOTA worked with more than 400 local artists and creatives in 2018, joining forces with Bleach Festival, the Gold Coast Film Festival, The Farm and Storyfest, reinforcing their mission to collaborate and share resources to make big things happen for the city.