👨👩 HOW DO *YOU* MAKE NEW FRIENDS AS AN ADULT? 👩👨
Making friends was child's play when we were young
As adults, it's not quite as simple......
🚀 FROM THE GOLD COAST TO MARS! 🚀
What Gold Coast icon would you like to see sent to Mars?
Gilmour Space Technologies is designing a rover to extract water from the red planet & testing it at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
(Watch out for another classic ABC News Tom Forbes piece-to-camera! 😂)
McDonald. Saturdays are not the same. Bring back the magic!
💡💡HAVE YOU BEEN WONDERING WHAT THESE POLES ON THE M1 ARE?💡💡
Have you seen these light poles pop up on the M1? Eventually they will spell out 'Gold Coast' in lights. But they're not quite as majestic at the moment!
Do you find them distracting?...
(📸 by Mike Batterham via Gold Coast Bulletin)
THE LONELY LIFE AT THE TOP
Do school principals get the respect they deserve?
At Varsity College, Principal Steve McLuckie is surrounded by 3,500 students, 400+ teachers and yet he says it's a lonely job....
"You go through all the high and the lows that your families go through, that your staff go through and your children go through and you ride all of those with them."
'And when you get home you're exhausted by everything that's fallen on your shoulders."
"I always say to people it's one of the most rewarding jobs you can have but also one of the toughest."
Study about Principal's stress levels: http://www.abc.net.au/…/principals-overwhelmed-by-w…/9468078
🚀🌋 "EXCUSE THE PUN, BUT THIS IS ANOTHER SMALL STEP IN THE COMPANY’S DIRECTION.” 🚀🌋
A Gold Coast company will design and build a water mining robot to be taken to Mars!!
🎨10-STORY ART INSTALLATION 🎨
A photorealistic mural will be painted on a 43 metre high building overlooking North Kirra Beach at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus.
Artist Guido van Helten is a Southern Cross University alumnus and has created more than 50 large-scale murals around the world....
But, who should he paint here?
🌊 IS THIS JETSKI RIDER BREAKING THE LAW? 🌊
Video of a jetski riding the waves during recent big swell on the Gold Coast is creating a stir...
Is he too close to surfers & swimmers?...
🚢⛵️ PLEASE HELP FIND THE AUTHOR 🚢⛵️
The family of a Queensland man who discovered a mysterious message in a bottle on Fraser Island 60 years ago is trying to track down the author's relatives.
The note read:...
Thrown overboard by Mr & Mrs Robert Hare and son Billy 11/9/35 en route Syd/Auck. Will finder please communicate with above at Ballarat, Vict - Aust, The City Beautiful, Largest inland city of the commonwealth.
🚗NEW PARKING RESTRICTIONS #GOLDCOAST🚗
How will 2 and 3 hour parking limits affect you?
This Friday 23rd February, changes to some street parking will come into effect to be reviewed in July....
Residents and businesses in areas from Main Beach to Broadbeach will have a 3 hour parking limit, Monday to Friday unless otherwise signed.
The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct and other parts of Southport and Labrador will have a 2 hour parking limit, Monday to Friday unless otherwise signed.
If you are unsure if your street is affected head to the below City of Gold Coast websites for more information.
Central Traffic Area (Main Beach to Broadbeach) - http://bit.ly/2odD1nZ
The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct - http://bit.ly/2odCrGP
Southport - http://bit.ly/2HxrKar
🌌 LOCAL GENIUSES SIGN MARS DEAL WITH NASA 🌌
It sounds like something out of a movie, but a Pimpama based company has made sci-fi a reality, and have signed a deal with NASA to develop a rover to extract water from Mars.
Jamie Gilmour, from Gilmour Space Technologies, told the ABC's Nicole Dyer that part of the deal is that they will actually be testing at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, where there is a mock up of the surface of Mars, on which to test the rover....
"The real fundamental key to the idea is extracting the hydrogen. So essentially, that will be through a process of heating that up, and that will turn into a vapour, to a steam, and from the steam, we're actually able to create water. So, very similar to what everyone saw in a recent movie about Mars. So, pretty cool."
What do Gilmour Space Technologies get out of the deal? Jamie Gilmour says that part of the agreement is exploring other potential future activities , such as space transportation, propulsion, and life support systems.
"This does open up areas of future collaboration with other third parties, to look to get involved with us, to benefit humanity.'
🌈 IS THERE A POT OF GOLD IN TALLEBUDGERA CREEK? 🌈
You can send us your top pics of the beautiful Gold Coast anytime!
Thanks to Grace McLintock for this stunning shot
🦈🌊 SHARK NET LOOSE 🦈🌊
Strong swell has sent some shark nets and drum lines on the Gold Coast adrift.
The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries says the net at Bilinga has been pushed closer to shore and a drumline at Sheraton Mirage has been dislodged....
It removed most of the nets and drum lines along the coast before the swell hit, but not all could be taken out safely.
Queensland Shark Control Program Manager Jeff Krause is urging people who see shark control gear that has come loose to contact authorities.
👑 CHARLES & CAMILLA CONFIRMED FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES 👑
Are you a Royal watcher? Will you be in the crowd?
It's been confirmed His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be in town for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!...
Clarence House confirmed the news overnight: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-d…/…/press-release
(📷 Reuters: Suzanne Plunkett)
WHAT'S IT LIKE TO SLEEP ROUGH ON A GOLD COAST SAND DUNE?
Could you live inside this makeshift camp in the dunes at Kirra beach?
Homeless advocates say low vacancy housing rates and high rental prices ahead of the Commonwealth Games are contributing to the problem....
MORE CUNNING AND MORE OF THEM - WILD DOGS
What’s your experience with wild dogs around The Tweed?
This one was stalking a property at Kingscliff just behind the Kings Forest urban housing development....
There are reports of household pets being killed, cattle breeders losing calves and residents around Murwillumbah hearing howling at night.
The problem is said to extend from the coastal fringe into the rural hinterland.