Gold Coast man critical after car hit

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being injured at a Gold Coast intersection following erratic behaviour.The 28-year-old allegedly confronted at least two cars at an intersection at Carrara on Wednesday evening, threatening one with a rock and climbing on top of another vehicle.

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward, especially anyone with dashcam footage of the area around the intersection of The Boulevard and Grande Avenue from 8pm to 8.20pm on Wednesday.

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Casino Boss Acquires Gold Coast Shopping Centre For $85m

It has been reported that Macau gaming billionaire Loi Keong Kuong has purchased the Gold Coast’s Soul Boardwalk shopping centre for approximately $85 million. The vendor is PricewaterhouseCoopers as receiver/managers for Juniper Property Holdings No.15 Pty Ltd, which went into receivership in October 2012.


The purchaser, Loi Keong Kuong of Macau, will be adding to his Australian portfolio after having purchased 12 Riverside Quay in Southbank for $160 million two years ago. He is also said to be the buyer of Sydney CBD’s 179 Elizabeth Street tower at $265 million last month.

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MasterChef talent Georgia Barnes to hold monthly cooking demos and masterclasses at The Kitchens

Celebrated cook, nutritionist and MasterChef Australia 2015 runner-up Georgia Barnes is set to share her knowledge with Gold Coast foodie fans in a series of monthly cooking demonstrations and masterclasses at Robina Town Centre.

Georgia will host her first free demonstration at the The Kitchens Cooking Stage this Friday at 11am, where she will teach a miso-inspired tutorial, touch on the power of umami and reveal how it brings both flavour and health benefits to the dinner table.


Tickets for the hour and a half workshops will be available to purchase for $25, via the Robina Town Centre website. Guests will also receive an exclusive goodie bag brimming with foodie delights, plus a delicious meal to tuck into at the conclusion of the master class, as prepared by Georgia herself.

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Tatt’s Tiara day: Gold Coast filly supported ahead of city debut

Gold Coast two-year-old Malahide will get an early chance at city success on Saturday after she demonstrated potential with a dominant debut victory earlier this month.

The Michael Costa-trained filly made light work of a group of older fillies and mares at her home track on June 6, winning a 1200m maiden by 2.25L.


Costa, who has trained 37 winners at 20.9 per cent this season, will also saddle up two other last-start Gold Coast winners at Doomben.

Four-year-old mare Manaya ($12) will run in the Class 6 Plate (1350m) while three-year-old filly Hearts Lifted will make her city debut in the QTIS 3YO Plate (1200m).

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The Gold Coast’s ‘must-try’ eats list for winter

Outgrowing its popular nook in Palm Beach Avenue, Barefoot (Barista) has officially upsized! Now holding a more prominent position on Palm Beach Avenue near Cypress Terrace, this uber-hip hang is a favourite with locals for brekkie, brunch, lunch and dunch.

Nestled in Broadbeach waters, GG’s brings a slice of Europe to the Gold Coast. Formerly Grocer & Grind, GG’s European inspired menu caters for even the most health-conscious foodie. Try GG’s divine specialty porridge, heavenly pizzas and for the perfect winter warmer, try the mussel & clam pot coupled with a crisp glass of white wine.

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Gold Coast businessman ripping off tourists in ‘unscrupulous, well-rehearsed’ scam

The LNP member for Clayfield, Tim Nicholls, told parliament in the early hours of Saturday he wanted to make it aware of the activities of Vitali Roesch, who operates Australian 4WD Hire, which is headquartered at Surfers Paradise.

Mr Nicholls said the scam involved the company unreasonably charging clients when the vehicles broke down, and threatening them with legal action if they did not pay up.


Mr Nicholls told Queensland Parliament there were numerous complaints to the Department of Fair Trading about Australian 4WD Hire not achieving outcomes for clients, and he wanted Queensland’s Attorney-General to take action.

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Government departments spent $6m dining out in 12 months

Figures obtained by 9NEWS reveal government departments have spent $6 million on lunches, dinners and entertainment in 12 months.

The figures detailed in answers to Senate Estimates enquiries, show while departments spent big, ministers spent a little more than $800,000 of taxpayer funds on events.


“We expect them to spend taxpayers money wisely and to eliminate all waste.

“The overall cost of the federal government’s administration as a proportion of overall expenditure, including spending by departments on events, has fallen from 8.5 percent in 2007-08 to 6.8 percent in 2017-18 and is projected to continue to fall to 5.6 percent by 2021-22.

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