The Creator’s Hart
The Creator’s Hart

Walking into the studio of David Hart was surreal. It was very neat and ordered and there were pigeon holes for every category of artwork, but his paint-splattered shoes gave away some secrets of an artist in his element. The vibrant colours of his famous flower and dragonfly paintings captured my attention, as well as... » read more

En Guarde!
En Guarde!

The decision to join the local fencing club as a 16-year-old was not usual for a teenage boy living in Australia in the 1960s. This choice proved to be a wise one that would lead him on a quest to unexpected places where he met legendary characters, thus changing the course of his life. Rebecca... » read more

For the Love of Coffee
For the Love of Coffee

Since the establishment of the first Buderim coffee farms in the 1870s, which soon became Queensland’s leading coffee growing area by 1911, the Sunshine Coast seems to have had an ongoing love affair with the bitter bean. Over time, however, the farms have slowly disappeared, but not our love for coffee. With each cup improving... » read more

‘Please God, don’t take my daughter’
‘Please God, don’t take my daughter’

In 2007, there were 257 drowning deaths in Australia. On Sunday morning of the 14th January 2007, Ruby Fletcher would have became one of those statistics if it were not for the quick thinking and actions of her father. It was an easy Sunday morning. Darren and Gee had just been to church and were... » read more