Greater freedom for her daughter and herself has been one of Anne Nioa's major highlights of tailored disability funding.
Accessing life-changing funding will prove an overwhelming but not impossible task for the Coast's disabled and their carers, says a leader in the sector.
THE Coast's caring reputation is shining in Maroochydore as a steady flow of North Queensland flood donations arrive.
COMMUNITY anger over a sentence handed down to a fatal crash driver has stirred strong backing from a Coast father still adjusting to life without his daughter.
THE best waves in weeks will have former professional surfer Shane Bevan out of bed early on Saturday in search of swells unblemished by wind.
Chopper pilot Paul Cross had a bird's eye view as the first of thousands of homes were incinerated in Australia's most devastating natural disaster.
Parkrunners pushed from their last Coast track are now frustrating traders who say inconsiderate parking is costing vital custom.
The impacts of Townsville's worst flood on record have been felt on the Coast as former Daily editor Jenna Cairney rallies through the disaster.
A flood of retirement home developments has prompted a major player to push pause on its plans for a prominent Coast site.
More than seven months have passed since arguments over who would fund a $230 million rail duplication funding shortfall began and their end is not in sight.
Stuart studied journalism at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. He worked briefly at Central Queensland News and Warwick Daily News. He has worked as a reporter at The Chronicle since July 2009.