The Gold Coast ‘Black Friday’ shopping sales you need to know about

Gold Coast retailers will today cash in on the multi-million dollar Black Friday shopping frenzy.

Millions of people wait all year for the annual sale day, which is regarded as the biggest shopping day on the calendar in the United States.

myGC can confirm a bunch of individual retailers at two of the Gold Coast’s biggest shopping centres – Robina Town Centre and Pacific Fair – will join in on the American tradition and slash their prices, with some stores offering up to 65% off.

The sales will kick into gear from Friday November 24, with some promotions stretching out over the weekend.

Some of the most highly sought after brands will be taking part, including ZARA, Lorna Jane, Cotton On, Smiggle and Sephora.

myGC put in a few calls to try and find some of the best Black Friday bargains and this is what we found:

Robina Town Centre

ZARA – 50% off on selected items* (24 November)

Lorna Jane – up to 40% off* (23 – 26 November)

Cotton On Mega – 30% storewide* (23 – 24 November)

Smiggle – 30% off selected Smuggle goodies* (23rd – 26th November)

Factorie – nothing over $30 storewide* (24 November)

Sass & Bide – 15% off full price (24 – 26 November)

Tigerlily – 20% off full price (24 – 26 November)

*T&Cs apply.

Pacific Fair

Priceline – 50% off cosmetics (23 – 24 November)

General Pants Co – 25% off (24 November)

ZARA – 50% off (24 November)

ZARA Home – 20% off (24 November)

Dissh – 20% off (24 November)

Sephora – 15% off (24 November)

Ugg – 30% off slippers (23 – 26 November)

Tigerlily – 20% off (24 – 26 November)

Coach – 20% off (24 – 26 November)

Lorna Jane – 40% off (23 – 26 November)

Michael Kors – Up to 50% off (24 – 26 November)

*T&Cs apply.

Georgie Gardner

REVEALED: The Today Show’s new co-host has been announced!

Long-time TODAY Show viewers will be seeing a familiar face back on their TV screens, with much-loved presenter Georgie Gardner confirmed as the breakfast show’s new co-host.

TODAY revealed the much-anticipated news via social media on Thursday.

“We’re very excited to announce Georgie Gardner is coming back to TODAY! Welcome home, Georgie!” the breakfast program tweeted.

Gardner will be replacing Lisa Wilkinson, who announced her departure from the show in October after failing to reach a deal on a new contract.

Wilkinson, who will be joining Network 10 from next year, was one of the first people to congratulate Georgie on the role.

Ms Gardner told NINE she was “deeply honoured and grateful” to be returning after three years away from the breakfast program.

Here’s exactly what Adani’s Carmichael mine means for Queensland

This Saturday, Queenslanders will go to the ballot box for an election. One of the biggest issues is the controversial Carmichael coal mine proposed by Indian mining giant Adani. Here’s what it means for Queensland, Australia and the world if the mine goes ahead.

The Conversation

Madeleine De Gabriele, Deputy Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation; Michael Hopkin, Section Editor: Energy + Environment, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, Deputy Multimedia Editor, The Conversation

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

APPEAL FOR HELP: AFP searching for missing child and mother

AUSTRALIAN Federal Police are appealing for help to find a 4-year-old girl and her mother, who have relatives on the Gold Coast and on the Central Coast of NSW.

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has issued a recovery order for Alia Bugsby Goble, who is believed to be with her mother, 43-year-old Tarryn Leigh Corlet.

The order authorises police to return the child, who has been missing since April, to her father.

Alia has short fair hair, blue eyes, fair skin, is approximately 97cm tall and has a dimple in her chin.

Tarryn has light brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. She is approximately 165cm tall and is slightly built.

Federal Police say the location of Tarryn and Alia is unknown, but they have relatives on the Gold Coast and on the Central Coast of NSW.

The Court has also made a publication order to allow photographs and details of Alia and her mother to be published in the hope that someone will come forward with information on their possible whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

Coloured Drinks Glass Bottles

RECALL: Vodka Cruiser drink recalled nationwide

A popular Vodka Cruiser flavour (Sunny Orange Passionfruit) has been recalled over fears some people may have an allergic reaction.

Asahi Premium Beverages issued a recall of their Sunny Orange Passionfruit 275mL Cruisers on Friday, amid concerns the drink contains an added colour (102) which is not declared on the label.

“Any consumers who have a tartrazine (Colour 102) allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed,” the recall notice reads.

The affected drinks were sold in mixed 10 packs and were packed from 9/10/2017 to 13/11/2017 (non promotional pack) and from 27/09/2017 to 30/10/2017 (promotional pack).

PHOTO: Supplied

The recalled cruisers were available for sale at all major Coles, Woolworths, Metcash and independent liquor outlets across Australia.

People who have a tartrazine (colour 102) allergy or intolerance are being urged not to consume the drinks and to return complete cartons to their place of purchase for a refund.

Note: All flavours in the Vodka Cruiser Mixed 10 pack are safe for consumption for those who do not have an allergy or intolerance to Colour 102.