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Nine & NBN Gold Coast

Channel 9 Gold Coast News launched in 1996, making real the dream of TV mogul Kerry Packer to put our beachside city front and centre of its own news half hour.

Reporters and producers moved into offices in the 22-storey 50 Cavill, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Locals affectionately called it the Tower of Power, a nod to its then tenant list of power brokers.

The location, just a short walk from iconic Surfers Paradise beach and the nightclub strip, put the team right at the heart of all the action on the glitter strip.

The clincher was a balcony where local weather presenters could report rain, hail, gale or shine backed by Gold Coast sunset or glittering highrise skyscapes by night.

Leila McKinnon, Natalie Gruzlewski and Karl Stefanovic stepped up to big national roles from the local bulletin. The current anchors are Wendy Kingston and Bruce Paige.

Level 17, 50 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

10.00am - 3.00pm



Guided tours will operate every hour, taking groups of up to 10 through the Nine News and NBN Studios for 30 minutes. Guided by talent and crew, visitors will be able to film themselves trying their hand at reading the news from behind the desk.

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Channel 9 Gold Coast News launched in 1996