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Spoil mum this Mother’s Day at The Star Gold Coast

Looking for the perfect place to take Mum this Mother’s Day? The Star Gold Coast has you covered!

Brunch in the beautiful Garden Kitchen & Bar or at the bountiful Harvest Buffet, linger over a 4-course lunch at Nineteen, add some sparkle with a shared menu and prosecco at Cucina Vivo or lavish her with a 7-course set menu at Kiyomi.

Here are some special dining offers to spoil mum with this Mother’s Day:

Garden Kitchen & Bar
Spend Mother’s Day in the Garden with brunch from 10.30am. Enjoy the a-la-carte menu or try one of three exclusive brunch options.

Spoil mum with a 7-course set menu at Kiyomi, with a glass of Moet & Chandon on arrival for $110 per person. Enjoy exquisite dishes including Kingfish Ceviche, Snapper Tempura and Kiyomi’s mouth-watering Donatsu.

Mother's Day The Star Gold Coast Kiyomi

Kingfish Ceviche at Kiyomi | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

Cucina Vivo
Treat mum to a decadent Italian feast for lunch this Mother’s Day with an inspired 3-course shared menu, a glass of Prosecco and a special gift for mum for just $70 per person.

Imperial at The Star
Enjoy a traditional a-la-carte menu at Imperial at The Star with a glass of Domain Chandon for all mothers on arrival. Or take your taste buds on a journey with a banquet menu featuring our favourite dishes.

Nineteen at The Star
Celebrate this Mother’s Day with a sensory overload at Nineteen at The Star. Treat mum to a glass of sparkling on arrival, before being seated to enjoy a stunning 4-course set menu, set against a backdrop of sweeping Gold Coast views.

Harvest Buffet
Let mum indulge in a range of mouth-watering seafood, hot and cold dishes, delicious desserts and an extended brunch offering, including a live cupcake decorating station at Harvest Buffet. Available from 12.00pm – 3.00pm.

Mother's Day The Star Gold Coast Harvest Buffet

Harvest Buffet | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

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Retail Food admits extending use-by dates

Retail Food Group has acknowledged extending use-by dates on food products but says it is withdrawing them from sale by franchisees.

RFG says its brands, which include Michel’s Patisserie, asked less than one per cent of its 1,000 suppliers to request shelf life extension “where appropriate and safe to do so”.

“RFG follows strict standards with regard to food quality and any product date extension was granted following written approval from the supplier and with consumer safety top of mind,” Retail Food Group said on Monday.

The company, which has been beset by controversy over the past two years, said it was voluntarily withdrawing the products.

Its statement to the ASX followed weekend newspaper reports that bakery chain Michel’s Patisserie deliberately sold batches of chocolate cakes, birthday cakes and edible decorations between two and six months after their use-by date.

The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald reported that RFG told franchisees to ignore expiry dates on packaging.

“RFG has not been contacted by regulators regarding any concerns with our food safety standards and if it were then it would fully co-operate in the best interests of consumers,” RFG said.

RFG’s share price collapsed over the past two years after it was accused of badly mistreating franchisees, and a parliamentary inquiry this year said management had been either “unethical” or “incompetent”.

The inquiry into franchising’s final report said Retail Food Group had damaged the reputation of franchising in Australia and should be investigated by the competition regulator, the corporate regulator and the Australian Taxation Office.

RFG shares were worth 22.5 cents before the start of trade on Monday.

They were worth more than $7 at the start of 2017 and were still valued at $4.40 in December that year, when it was first accused of running franchisees into the ground with exorbitant fees.

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Mardi Grass Festival to push hemp legalisation ahead of election

With the Federal election just two weeks away, the hot topic of legalising marijuana will be pushed to the fore this weekend.

The town of Nimbin, south-west of the Tweed, will host their annual Mardi Grass Festival – celebrating all things hemp.

According to the event’s Facebook page, the weekend will include a rally on “cannabis law reform”.

Members of the HEMP (Help End Marijuana Prohibition) party will be handing out ‘how to vote cards’, urging everyone to “look for the leaf , VOTE 1 HEMP on the Senate Ballot Paper”.

The weekend will also include a “Hemposium Conference” including guest speakers from across the globe, as well as Australian politicians.

According to the Mardi Grass website, Greens member David Shoebridge will educate the audience about their rights with police.

While the leader of the Reason Party, Fiona Patten will detail her plans for legalisation in Victoria.

Organisers are also arranging ‘drug-free’ ride-share drivers in a bid to improve safety around the three-day event, as Police confirm they’ll be conducting “a high-visibility operation in and around the Nimbin township”.

Richmond Police District Commander, Superintendent Toby Lindsay, said the police presence will be ongoing throughout the event to ensure festivalgoers have a good time while keeping safe.

“Police will be targeting illegal drug use and supply, underage drinking, alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour,” Superintendent Lindsay said.

“Illicit drugs can have life-threatening effects, especially when a combination of drugs is taken, or they are combined with alcohol.

“We will take appropriate action against anyone who chooses to commit a crime, or behave in an offensive manner.”

Police are expecting large crowds to converge in the area over the weekend, given attendance numbers in previous years.

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Massive blaze engulfs multiple buildings in Brisbane

Fire fighters have spent the morning battling a huge blaze in Brisbane’s south.

It broke out in a boarding house on Vulture Street around 6.00am, soon engulfing nearby units and a commercial property.

Crews initially got the boarding house under control, though it’s believed to have re-sparked shortly before 8.00am.

Vulture Street is closed as a result, in both directions, as crews try to contain the blaze.

Everyone from the boarding house have been accounted for, and around 30 residents from a nearby retirement village reportedly self-evacuated.

No one has been reported injured in the blaze.

Festival of Elegance

WATCH: Classic cars to cruise the Gold Coast for Festival of Elegance

If you love classic cars, this weekend you will see plenty of them cruising around the Coast!

The Festival of Elegance roars into action this Friday, with two jam-packed days of events planned.

The festival will kickstart with a gala award ceremony on Friday evening at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.

Keep an eye out if you are around Coombabah on Saturday morning as there will be a Car, Coffee and Aircraft meet at the Southport Flying Club Airfield, before a Trivia Tour, Hill Climb and Teams Challenge during the afternoon.

Find out more about this year’s festival and get a sneak peek at some of the featured classic cars in the video below:

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