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GABBA CURATOR RETIRES AFTER 33 YEARS KEEPING THE PITCH PERFECT

After more than three decades tending to one of Queensland's most hallowed sports grounds, where he followed in his father's footsteps as curator, Kevin Mitchell is calling stumps.

IS ONE CHILD ENOUGH?

Parents of only children by choice are sometimes seen as "selfish" for not giving their son or daughter a sibling, or are told they're "putting all their eggs in one basket". But that's despite evidence suggesting it's a lifestyle choice that benefits the whole family.

'I THOUGHT I WAS A STRONG GUY': AFP COMMANDER GOES PUBLIC WITH PTSD BATTLE

AFP Commander Grant Edwards could lead airport security for the G20 and pull a 1,890 tonne plane with his bare hands, but he was to discover brute strength only counts for so much.

'CONGRATULATIONS MR MAYOR': PAUL TULLY CONCEDES DEFEAT IN IPSWICH

Ipswich mayoral candidate Paul Tully concedes defeat in the by-election, releasing a brief congratulatory statement to his competitor Andrew Antoniolli, despite counting still underway.

BUSIEST DAY ON RECORD FOR QUEENSLAND'S AMBULANCES AMID SHOCKER FLU SEASON

The worst flu season in five years is putting an unprecedented demand on Queensland's ambulances, with a 13 per cent increase in calls to triple-0.

TERRIFIC TIGERS THUMP FREO TO GRAB FOURTH SPOT AFTER WINS FOR SAINTS, DEES

Richmond smashed Fremantle to close out round 22, following the Saints' big win over the Kangaroos, and Melbourne's vital victory over Brisbane.

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City Information & Statistics

The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane and immediately north of the border with New South Wales. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 638,090, The Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and the second-largest city in Queensland. The first settlement in what is now South East Queensland was as a penal colony at Redcliffe. The Gold Coast region remained largely uninhabited by Europeans until 1823 when explorer John Oxley landed at Mermaid Beach. The hinterland's red cedar supply attracted people to the area in the mid-19th century. Later in 1875, Southport was surveyed and established and grew a reputation as a secluded holiday destination for wealthy Brisbane residents. The Gold Coast region grew significantly... View More Information at Wikipedia

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