With the launch of Mobikes last week, the Gold Coast joined the many cities that provide a public bike-share scheme. Bike-sharing schemes allow people to share public bicycles. Their successful use contributes to creating sustainable cities by providing residents and visitors a transport option with low environmental impact. The specific features of each bike-share scheme vary from city to city. With Mobike, the Gold Coast City Council has opted for a dockless… Read More

The Minties are in town again. Not the sweet, mint-flavoured lollies that plucked amalgam fillings from innocent teeth in the seventies. I mean the good people from the Royal Australian Mint who have brought their mobile coin press to the Gold Coast. A couple of weeks ago, I dropped my plans for the afternoon, jumped on my Brompton folding bike and headed north to Broadbeach. The latest Mint News had landed in… Read More

Each summer the moon draws the tides high onto the land. Our creek fills to the brim and overflows. If there is heavy rain falling and big seas surging when these tides appear, the creek water turns milk chocolate brown and rushes to meet the sea water. Together they flood the low land with their wildness. I know these tides as King Tides and every summer, typically around late December or early… Read More