Entries by The Meddler

Drunk drivers wreak havoc in suburbia

IF you thought driving in Surfers Paradise on a Friday night was taking your life into your own hands, think again. Last week a 51-year-old man was arrested for drink driving at more than five times the legal limit. It was at 11:20am on a Tuesday morning – in Pacific Pines. Earlier this month, a […]

What does 15 minutes of fame cost these days?

EVERYONE wants their 15 minutes of fame, eh? And it seems like they’ll take it however they can. Like this prankster from Southport, who filmed himself earlier this year doing handstands on the roof of his car… while he was driving. Come again? Apparently, he was cruising through an industrial estate in Burleigh Heads when […]

Can I cancel my subscription?

WHEN I got my Council rates notice this week, I almost fell off my chair! I quickly reviewed the dates. Sadly, my eyes don’t need checking as the details were all correct: my six-month rate levy of $898.50 was bang on the money. Almost a grand, for six months worth of contributions towards new and […]

Have 20,000 punters proved the haters wrong?

FOR the last three years, Gold Coasters have been pretty vocal in their frustration during construction of our new $1.2 billion light rail network. [blockquote]“It’s a waste of tax dollars,” they said.[/blockquote] [blockquote]“An expensive eyesore,” they said.[/blockquote] [blockquote]“No one will ride the G:link. How long before it’s scrapped?” they said.[/blockquote] Some people have had every […]

Are we Stuckey in the Sydney bubble?

USUALLY we feel a little angry at the money spent on expensive tourism campaigns that ignore the Gold Coast in a futile attempt to promote other less excellent parts of Queensland. But the latest marketing campaign is all Brisbane’s. Yep, we don’t want anything to do with it. Currumbin MP and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey […]