Man bitten by police dog after dramatic chase across Gold Coast

A MAN has been bitten by a police dog after leading officers on a wild pursuit in an alleged stolen car.

The chaos unfolded in Southport about midday today, when officers spotted a vehicle that had allegedly been reported stolen from Ashmore.

Both officers on the road and PolAir tracked the car as it sped through coast streets before making its way into Gilston.

Police attempted to arrest the driver, however he allegedly rammed a police vehicle before trying to run from officers.

He was eventually chased down and bitten by a police dog before being taken into custody.

He’s since been taken to hospital, where he remains under police guard.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC charges are expected to be laid.

Three hospitalised after Southport smash

Three people have been taken to hospital after a crash in Arundel this afternoon.

It’s understood three cars collided at the corner of Napper Road and Olsen Avenue just after 2.00pm.

Several emergency crews rushed to the scene, with paramedics treating three people for various injuries.

One person was treated for head and facial injuries, whilst two others suffered back pain.

The trio have since been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Two lanes on Olsen Avenue were closed to traffic following the smash, however they have since reopened.

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Pacific Coast Christian School

Explore Pacific Coast Christian School at special Open Day

On the hunt for the perfect school for your child? Explore what Pacific Coast Christian School has to offer at their Open Day on July 31 from 9:30am.

Parents and carers will get the chance to discover more about the Tweed Heads South school on the day, with an information session, tour of the facilities as well as a meet and greet with Principal Patrick Donnelly.

There will also be an opportunity to chat to staff members  and learn more about the programs and initiatives on offer for students from Prep to Year 12.

The co-ed school is proud to offer a well-developed indigenous student program, as well as the world-renowned Duke of Edinburgh Award program.

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A new initiative called “HSC in 4 days” is also proving popular with Year 12 students, as it enables them to combine studies with off-site learning and work experience.

From next year, Pacific Coast Christian School will also offer a Middle School for students in year 5 – 8 to help with ease the transition from primary school to senior school.

For more information on the Pacific Coast Christian School Open Day, visit: pacificcoast.nsw.edu.au/pccs/

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Botanical Bazar 2019

Get ready for gardening galore at Botanical Bazaar

There is set to be plenty of inspiration for green thumbs at Botanical Bazaar, when it blooms at Country Paradise Parklands on Sunday 4 August.

The garden and sustainability festival will feature thousands of plants, a huge variety of exhibitors, and informative talks with gardening experts such as Costa Georgiadis.

The kids will also be kept thoroughly entertained throughout the day with nature craft activities, baby farm animals and flower crown making.

Event manager Stacey Panozzo told myGC said this year’s event will have a focus on sustainable living.

“There has a definitely been a shift toward growing your own organic produce,” she said.

“We really want people to learn it is not that hard to start growing your own food. It doesn’t matter what size space you have – whether it is a balcony, or a garden – there is an option for everyone.

“It is the same with composting, some people are too scared to do it, so we will have options on the day to suit small spaces, right up to large gardens.”

For more information about Botanical Bazaar, visit: botanicalbazaar.com.au/

Road Closed

Gold Coasters reminded of road closures ahead of Groundwater Country Music Festival

Gold Coasters are being reminded a number of roads will be closed in Broadbeach from tomorrow in preparation for the much-anticipated Groundwater Country Music Festival this weekend.

The annual event kicks off this Friday and goes until Sunday, with more than 65,000 people expected to get their boot scootin’ on.

Several roads in Broadbeach will be closed as a result, with local motorists warned to expect delays in the area.

“Motorists are advised that travelling anywhere near the Broadbeach CBD area during the event may result in delays due to the diversions that will be in place,” Major Events Group Inspector Troy Penrose said.

The road closures begin from midday on Wednesday July 24, until 10.00am on Monday July 29.

– Full road closure of Queensland Avenue between Jubilee Avenue and Surf Parade
– Local traffic only along Queensland Avenue between Surf Parade and Federation Avenue until 4.00pm on Thursday July 25, then full road closure
– Local traffic only along Surf Parade between Capricornia Avenue and Queensland Avenue
– Restricted access along Surf Parade between Queensland Avenue and Victoria Avenue until 4.00pm on Thursday July 25, then full road closure (southbound lane from Albert Avenue to Victoria Avenue will remain open)
– Local access only along Albert Avenue between Old Burleigh Road and Surf Parade.