Entries by Rachel Junge

Man shot outside Merrimac restaurant

A MAN has been shot in the leg while sitting in his car outside a Merrimac restaurant. Locals reported a number of Police vehicles and Polair helicopter at the scene, outside Mike’s Kitchen on Gooding Drive. Police say initial inquiries suggest the victim was inside a vehicle in a car park at about 3:40pm on Sunday when a […]

One third of drownings at beaches outside of flags

GOLD Coasters are being urged to play it safe around the water and educate tourists following a dramatic increase in drownings at the beach. 102 people lost their lives on the Australian coast in the 2014/15 financial year, a jump from 83 in the previous 12 months. Of those, 34 were swimmers and waders who entered […]

Gold Coast schoolgirl wins gold at National Championship

REMEMBER the name: Chloe Simpson-Riley. She could be the next Gold Coast Olympian. The 10-year-old has won gold in the Shot Put event at the School Sport Australian Track and Field National Championships in Canberra. The Biggera Waters State School student threw 10.78m on Saturday to eclipse her peers. Her proud step-father told myGC it’s […]

Five ‘grow rooms’ discovered at Scenic Rim property

A MASSIVE hydroponic cannabis crop set up has been found just west of Beenleigh. Logan detectives uncovered a large purpose-built shed with five grow rooms at Chambers Flat on Saturday. They declared a crime scene at the Holloway Road residence and are currently dismantling the set-up. 800 plants, varying in maturity, have been seized, along […]

Tropfest short film fest is back to live long life

SHORT flim lovers are rejoicing with the news Tropfest is back! There was national outcry when the iconic event was cancelled last month, but a saviour has appeared in the form of CGU Insurance. More than 1.6 million people have attended a Tropfest event since it was established in 1993 by Founder and Festival Director, […]