January 2021

Published a story 17th Jan 2021 6:21 PM

The sad news of Coast dad Steven Polwarth’s death has sparked an outpouring of emotional tributes to a man widely respected in his community.

Cancer steals Coast dad from young family

The sad news of Coast dad Steven Polwarth’s death has sparked an outpouring of emotional tributes to a man widely respected in his community.

Published a story 17th Jan 2021 2:39 PM

Police have finalised their investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash and have determined the rider was at fault.

Investigation finds rider at fault in fatal motorhome crash

Police have finalised their investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash and have determined the rider was at fault.

Published a story 16th Jan 2021 8:09 PM

Lifesavers at a Coast club have reported performing five rescues on a day when more than 18,000 people hit the region’s beaches.

Lifesavers rescue five people as 18,000 hit the sand

Lifesavers at a Coast club have reported performing five rescues on a day when more than 18,000 people hit the region’s beaches.

Published a story 16th Jan 2021 6:08 PM

A woman has been winched into a helicopter from the scene of a fall onto rocks at a popular Coast attraction. WATCH THE RESCUE

Woman falls 15m onto rocks after slipping in national park

A woman has been winched into a helicopter from the scene of a fall onto rocks at a popular Coast attraction. WATCH THE RESCUE

Published a story 11th Jan 2021 2:51 PM

Paramedics are assessing three people at the scene of a two-car crash near The Big Pineapple.

Paramedics treat six people at nearby Coast crashes

Paramedics are assessing three people at the scene of a two-car crash near The Big Pineapple.

December 2020

Published a story 16th Dec 2020 5:48 PM

A man who was severely beaten at a Coast caravan park is angry his attacker remains at large as detectives delve into circumstances of the bashing.

Grandad flogged with steel bars as attacker remains free

A man who was severely beaten at a Coast caravan park is angry his attacker remains at large as detectives delve into circumstances of the bashing.

Published a story 15th Dec 2020 12:00 PM

Police say a disability client clinging to life after a crash at his care provider's rural property was a passenger in a ute being driven by an employee.

’Tragic accident’: Care boss responds to deep water crash

Police say a disability client clinging to life after a crash at his care provider's rural property was a passenger in a ute being driven by an employee.

Published a story 13th Dec 2020 9:19 PM

Leaders of a Coast church eyeing expansion into a former tourist attraction say they are willing to meet with any neighbours worried about the development.

Church leaders offer Sanctuary over development concerns

Leaders of a Coast church eyeing expansion into a former tourist attraction say they are willing to meet with any neighbours worried about the development.

Published a story 13th Dec 2020 10:54 AM

Surf lifesavers have closed Coast beaches as a big swell is whipped by strong winds to create hazardous conditions.

Lifesavers warn ‘stay out of water’ as rough seas erupt

Surf lifesavers have closed Coast beaches as a big swell is whipped by strong winds to create hazardous conditions.

Published a story 12th Dec 2020 4:57 PM

A growing church has bought a former Coast tourist attraction and hopes to build a massive place of worship capable of seating nearly 800 people.

Church forks out millions for new worship hub

A growing church has bought a former Coast tourist attraction and hopes to build a massive place of worship capable of seating nearly 800 people.

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Stuart studied journalism at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. He worked briefly at Central Queensland News and Warwick Daily News. He has worked as a reporter at The Chronicle since July 2009.