News

LG dips out as surfing sponsor

LIFE’S good, but not for the Quiksilver Pro.

The annual multi-million surfing event, held at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, has lost presenting sponsor and electronics giant LG after just two years.

Quiksilver event manager Jamie Wood yesterday confirmed the departure of LG from the first-class event.

“They did not renew their contract with us,” Mr Wood said.

LG were presenting-sponsors for the 2008 and 2009 events.

“We are talking with a number of companies at this time about the presenting-sponsor.

“We are expecting to make an announcement in the next 30 days.”

Despite the loss of LG, Mr Wood said the Australian leg of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour would go ahead as planned early next year.

“We are so excited about the Quiksilver Pro 2010 at Snapper Rocks as we welcome an exciting new event site with a fresh bunch of supporting partners,” he said.

“It’s still all full steam ahead.”

Earlier this year Quiksilver agreed to a new sponsorship deal with the ASP for the event for nine years.

The deal, similar to Quiksilver’s previous nine-year contract worth $18 million, means the surf label will spend $2 million a year to run and promote the event which employs about 300 people – nearly all of whom are Gold Coast and Tweed locals.

Contest director Rod Brooks estimated the event brings in $10 million for the Gold Coast and Tweed economies each year.

Earlier this month, Surfing Queensland CEO Craig Harland said there had been serious thought about moving the event to Burleigh, but said its home would be Snapper Rocks.

Gold Coast City Council also confirmed then the event would go ahead next year at Snapper Rocks.

LG did not return calls placed by the Tweed Daily News yesterday.



Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Tweed Midwives Group Practice celebrate their first baby

HAPPY FAMILY: Jamie and Nathan Millard with their new baby, Emme and her big sister Pippa.

The Tweed Midwifery Group Practice have welcomed its first baby.

Defying Debbie: A tribute to those who lost everything

ON SALE: Defying Debbie is at newsagents.

Tweed stories included in book to raise money for victims.

Loveable local to comeback after fire guts shop

COMEBACK: Joe Scholl is promising to re-open his business after it burned down.

Murwillumbah laundromat will re-open after fire

Local Partners

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

OWNERS of icon Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld want to super-size the site with accommodation and entertainment to turn it into Australia’s Disneyland.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!