May 2020

Published a story 26th May 2020 12:52 PM

A rise in distressed home sales is expected in coming months, but experts say the Coast will be better off than other cities.

Distressed home sales expected to rise in tourism hotspots

A rise in distressed home sales is expected in coming months, but experts say the Coast will be better off than other cities.

Published a story 26th May 2020 12:46 PM

School camp facilities are resembling empty resorts and losing thousands of dollars every month, and there is still no word on when they can reopen.

School camps desperate for certainty as they lose thousands

School camp facilities are resembling empty resorts and losing thousands of dollars every month, and there is still no word on when they can reopen.

Published a story 25th May 2020 3:48 PM

Residents called emergency services after a car “spontaneously” caught fire on Monday morning.

Firefighters called as car suddenly catches fire

Residents called emergency services after a car “spontaneously” caught fire on Monday morning.

Published a story 25th May 2020 9:48 AM

A former LNP minister and her husband have put their 204ha Mount Kilcoy property, which features an architecturally-designed home, on the market.

Former MP’s ‘Mt Kilcoy dress circle’ farm on market

A former LNP minister and her husband have put their 204ha Mount Kilcoy property, which features an architecturally-designed home, on the market.

Published a story 17th May 2020 4:42 PM

The closures of restaurants and cafes presented a 30 per cent blow to a Coast dairy business, but local support is helping them through the current challenges.

Hinterland dairy business heartened by local support

The closures of restaurants and cafes presented a 30 per cent blow to a Coast dairy business, but local support is helping them through the current challenges.

Published a story 15th May 2020 5:51 PM

Tens of thousands of people are unemployed across the region, as a clearer picture of the extent of job losses from COVID-19 begins to form.

Where you can still get a job as unemployment soars

Tens of thousands of people are unemployed across the region, as a clearer picture of the extent of job losses from COVID-19 begins to form.

Published a story 14th May 2020 6:33 PM

Tomorrow’s the day we inch a little closer to a new sense of normality since the pandemic hit Queensland.

Inching closer to a new normal

Tomorrow’s the day we inch a little closer to a new sense of normality since the pandemic hit Queensland.

Published a story 14th May 2020 2:59 PM

Aussies who usually holiday overseas and New Zealand tourists could be key to the Sunshine Coast’s recovery within the next 12 months.

Where to next for Coast’s tourism industry?

Aussies who usually holiday overseas and New Zealand tourists could be key to the Sunshine Coast’s recovery within the next 12 months.

Published a story 14th May 2020 11:15 AM

Stormwater is being used to water street trees at a Coast suburb under a new trial by Sunshine Coast Council.

Council trials new methods to water street trees

Stormwater is being used to water street trees at a Coast suburb under a new trial by Sunshine Coast Council.

Published a story 13th May 2020 1:09 PM

Organisers of Australia’s largest music and culture festival say they’re committed to ensuring the event will return to its former glory.

All options on table in fight for festival’s future

Organisers of Australia’s largest music and culture festival say they’re committed to ensuring the event will return to its former glory.

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Tegan Annett has been a journalist at the Gladstone Observer since 2012. She started as a cadet reporter, while studying at CQUniversity. A Tannum Sands resident since 2005, this year she took on the role as deputy editor.