Entries by Matt McDonald

Gold Coast won’t pay a cent towards SEQ Olympic bid

Mayor Tom Tate has welcomed a potential south-east Queensland Olympic bid, but insists Gold Coast ratepayers won’t be contributing to it. A study commissioned by Council of Mayors SEQ found a compelling case for a tilt at the 2032 Games. It found the net operating cost of staging the Games would be around $900 million […]

“She’s back!”: Stolen Cav’s cow found on side of road

One of the iconic cows stolen from Cav’s Steakhouse at Labrador this week has been found. Duey was taken from outside the restaurant sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday morning, prompting owners to issue a plea for its return. After being missing for a few days she was found dumped on the footpath on the […]

Cyclone Watch cancelled as Oma stays offshore

A Cyclone Watch for parts of south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales has been cancelled with forecasters now increasingly confident Tropical Cyclone Oma will stay well away from the Coast. Oma has weakened to a Category One system overnight with sustained winds of 85 kilometres an hour and gusts of 120 kilometres. But it […]