Entries by Matt McDonald

Work ramps up to protect Gold Coast beaches

Construction of an artificial reef at Palm Beach has now hit the halfway mark and is on track be be finished ahead of schedule. The $18.3 million dollar reef is being built about 270 metres offshore from Nineteenth Avenue between the beach and the existing natural reef. Once finished the reef will be about 160 […]

Solar panels spark blaze at Southport business

Faulty solar panels are being investigated as the cause of fire at a Southport business. Black smoke was seen coming from the roof of Powertec Telecommunications on Olsen Ave around 11.50am. The building was quickly evacuated as firefighters rushed to the scene. Three fire crews attended including a ladder truck. The blaze was out within […]

Gold Coast Titans boss: “We’re here to stay”

The Gold Coast Titans have flatly rejected reports they are considering plans to relocate to Brisbane. Several reports have emerged of ‘secret talks’ to rebrand the struggling club and play the majority of their home games out of Suncorp Stadium. Nine News was reporting that former Melbourne Storm bosses John Ribot and Chris Johns were […]

Mazda recalls 18,000 cars over possible engine issue

Mazda has issued another recall, the third in a month. 18,000 Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 models are included in the latest recall which is because of a stalling issue. A software problem could force the engine to cut out and prevent drivers from being able to restart it. The affected vehicles were sold between February […]