December 2016

Published a story 7th Dec 2016 4:11 AM

THOR, put away your bloody hammer. That summed up the sentiment as a staggering  39,000 lightning strikes hit south-east Queensland.

Thor put away your hammer: SEQ hit 39,000 times

THOR, put away your bloody hammer. That summed up the sentiment as a staggering 39,000 lightning strikes hit south-east Queensland.

Published a story 6th Dec 2016 10:12 AM

YEARS ago, we reported on a self-made millionaire who lamented that Australians had lost the art of dreaming big.

Have we lost the art of imagination?

YEARS ago, we reported on a self-made millionaire who lamented that Australians had lost the art of dreaming big.

Published a story 5th Dec 2016 1:41 PM

THEY say lightning never strikes the same place twice. But any visitor to this spot will know that's just not true.

The Qld spot where lightning strikes all the time

THEY say lightning never strikes the same place twice. But any visitor to this spot will know that's just not true.

Published a story 5th Dec 2016 8:18 AM

IT’S appalling that some women in Australia don’t feel safe to take a run in their own streets.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

IT’S appalling that some women in Australia don’t feel safe to take a run in their own streets.

Published a story 3rd Dec 2016 6:44 AM

FOR an entry level camera with a price tag of around $500, Nikon’s D3400 is certainly worth considering as a first choice in a DSLR.

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

FOR an entry level camera with a price tag of around $500, Nikon’s D3400 is certainly worth considering as a first choice in a DSLR.

Published a story 1st Dec 2016 12:48 PM

THREE decades ago today I walked into the Sunshine Coast Daily newsroom, dressed in a grey suit with a thin red tie, ready to take on the world.

30 years on and news is still a daily miracle

THREE decades ago today I walked into the Sunshine Coast Daily newsroom, dressed in a grey suit with a thin red tie, ready to take on the world.

November 2016

Published a story 24th Nov 2016 3:37 PM

Apple’s Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro promises to finally answer the critics. But is it any good? Or just a gimmick?

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

Apple’s Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro promises to finally answer the critics. But is it any good? Or just a gimmick?

Published a story 24th Nov 2016 9:22 AM

WHEN the surf's up on the Sunshine Coast, it really should be declared a public holiday.

WATCH: Why big wave days should be declared a holiday

WHEN the surf's up on the Sunshine Coast, it really should be declared a public holiday.

Published a story 16th Nov 2016 4:29 PM

IMAGINE a world where young kids can not only play games on their iPads but create them.

So how well are your kids learning to code?

IMAGINE a world where young kids can not only play games on their iPads but create them.

Published a story 11th Nov 2016 3:49 PM

BATTLEFIELD 1 is so much more than a game. It’s a powerful story of the brutality of war.

Battlefield 1: Powerful stories of WW1 told well

BATTLEFIELD 1 is so much more than a game. It’s a powerful story of the brutality of war.

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Mark Furler is APN Australian Regional Media’s group digital editor. He’s an award-winning journalist who has lived and worked on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for more than 25 years. He’s passionate about fighting for a better go for locals. His awards include APN Editor of the Year, and involvement in three PANPA Newspaper of the Year wins for the Sunshine Coast Daily.