1029 Hot Tomato the Gold Coast’s #1 station for 2017!

1029 Hot Tomato is celebrating today after being rated the Gold Coast’s number 1 radio station in the GFK Radio Ratings Survey for the third time this year!

Hot Tomato’s Flan and Emily Jade with Christo are again the number one choice for Gold Coasters to wake up to each weekday morning, dominating the breakfast airwaves on 17.8%.

Dan Bradley, Content Director of 1029 Hot Tomato said it was “exciting to see the growth of ‘Flan & Emily Jade with Christo’ in Breakfast.”

“They’ve been #1 all year, and have nearly a 5% margin, an exceptional result for an awesome show,” Mr Bradley said.

Much-loved trio Galey, Mal and Moyra are also still the Gold Coast’s hottest local show to listen to for the drive home from 3.00pm.

1029 Hot Tomato’s Chief Executive Officer Graham Miles said it was a fantastic result for both the team and listeners.

“I would like to congratulate our dedicated team for another stellar year,” Mr Miles said.

“We are extremely delighted to be the Number One station yet again, claiming the top spot for the last four survey periods.

“Thanks also needs to go to our  station partners and most importantly our listeners who we will continue to entertain in the lead up to Christmas, during the excitement of 2018 and beyond.”

Queensland police at the performance stage on the beach at Surfers Paradise

126 schoolies treated by paramedics, 10 arrested on day 7 of GC schoolies

As we head into the final night of Gold Coast Schoolies, police say they were pleased with the overall behavior of the teens who headed into the Surfers Paradise CBD to celebrate.

Overnight there were 10 schoolies arrested on 13 charges which were again mostly in relation to public nuisance and drug possession offences.

“Of the schoolies arrested overnight seven were male and three were female,” police said.

There were also three schoolies issued with liquor infringement notices and ten TOOLIES arrested and charged with mainly public nuisance and drug related offences.

It was another busy night for paramedics, with 127 schoolies requiring treatment and 10 needing transport to hospital.

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M1 crash causing lengthy delays for Friday morning motorists

A multi-vehicle crash is causing major delays for motorists on the Pacific Motorway this morning.

The accident, understood to involve at least three vehicles including a ute, happened northbound at Ormeau, Exit 41 just after 6.00am.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads says at least two lanes, believed to be the two far right lanes, have been blocked.

Emergency crews are at the scene. It’s not yet known if anyone has been injured.

Traffic is quickly banking up in the area with motorists being urged to allow for extra travel time and to seek alternative routes.

Concerns held for Logan boy missing since Monday

Concerns are being held for a 15-year-old boy who has been missing from Regents Park in Logan since Monday.

The boy was last seen at a home on Bottlebrush Drive around 10.00pm, November 20.

Police say family are concerned for his safety and wellbeing given the length of time he has been missing.

The boy is described as Pacific Islander in appearance, dark complexion is approximately 185cm tall, is of a muscular build with short black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a grey track suit.

Anyone who has any information about the boy is urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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The name of the new Prep to Year 12 college at Coomera has been revealed!

THE new Prep to Year 12 Catholic College set to open in Coomera in 2019 will be called St Joseph’s College.

The name was chosen by the school’s newly formed Steering Committee and has now been approved by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Brisbane Catholic Education revealed on Thursday.

St Joseph’s College will be built on a 10ha site on Kerkin Road South and will have room for 1,800 students across its four-stream primary school (Prep to Year 6) and six-stream secondary school.

The College will first open in 2019 with a smaller number of students in Prep to Year 3 and Year 7.

Year levels will be added progressively until the first Year 12 students graduate in 2024.

St Joseph’s College will be one of three schools receiving pastoral support from the Coomera Parish, which also includes Assisi Catholic College (P-12) at Upper Coomera, and Jubilee Primary School at Pacific Pines.

In addition, it’s intended that the secondary year levels at St Joseph’s College will also attract students from Mother Teresa Primary School at Ormeau and students from other Catholic and state primary schools in the area.

The College’s new emblem has also been finalised | Supplied


Brisbane Catholic Education Executive Director, Pam Betts, said the choice of name was reflective of the values which the school will represent.

“The Steering Committee very strongly advocated for the new college to embrace the charism of Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, and of the order which she founded, the Josephites,” she said.

“The name chosen for the college pays tribute to the full name of that order – the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

“We are thrilled that the Sisters have given us their strong support for this, which will strengthen the Josephite charism and values on the Gold Coast.

“The college’s motto – Courage to Love, Learn and Serve – beautifully encapsulates the values and example of St Mary of the Cross, and we are sure these values will inspire the students, staff and families of the new college community,” Miss Betts said.

The Steering Committee has also finalised the college’s emblem, which will serve as a visual articulation of the school’s identity.

Featuring the college colours of gold and teal blue (the signature colour of the Sisters of St Joseph), the emblem represents the college’s Catholic identity, its location close to the Coomera River, the green hills and farmlands of the landscape, and the connection the college will provide for the community.

Applications for the role of Foundation Principal are now open, while enrolments will open early next year.