Entries by Monique StClair

Michael Shelley wins Marathon gold in dramatic fashion

“It’s quite special. I’m a born and bred Gold Coaster. I was born in the old Southport Hospital. I live here and train here all the time.” Gold Coast athlete Michael Shelley has defended his Commonwealth Games title from Glasgow, winning gold in a drama-filled test of endurance on Sunday morning. He crossed the finish […]

Man fined $1800 for playing with a crocodile trap

A man has copped a fine, after being caught tampering with a crocodile trap in Port Douglas. The man was photographed climbing in and around the trap that had been deployed to remove a problem crocodile in the area, last October. Following investigations, the man was charged with four offences including interfering with or damaging […]

Cancer linked to excessive drinking in Queensland

A new report from Cancer Council Queensland reveals hundreds of Queenslanders are being diagnosed with cancer every year because they’re drinking too much. An estimated 760 cancer cases could be linked to the drink, with 210 cancer deaths also attributable to alcohol consumption in Queensland alone. The numbers have prompted Cancer Council Queensland to call […]

Surf life savers urging Gold Coasters to be safe in the surf

Hazardous surf is expected on the beaches again this weekend, prompting safety reminders from Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ). We’re being urged to use common-sense and put safety first if heading to the beach. It follows another hazardous surf warning from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for Gold Coast Waters. With surf conditions unpredictable, SLSQ […]