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Issue 1 July/Aug/Sept 2009

“This is the issue that can save your life!!” the TRUTH about smoke alarms

Father’s are PRIMARY Parents too!!

Facts about the SWINE FLU

PLUS Events Calendar l Fitness Tips l Recipes Directory of Parks

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Greetings... from the Publisher Hello and congratulations on the first issue of The Gold Coast Grapevine! This has been an amazing year for myself, creating and developing this publication. Being a wife of 15 years and a mother for 12, let go from my employment and with the looming recession being announced daily in the news, the papers, on television and on the internet, ideas for this magazine began. I wanted to get community information and something that I could refer to and at the same time, contribute to, and with this The Gold Coast Grapevine was born. “A resource guide helping Gold Coast parents raising aussiekidz.” And the best part? It’s FREE!

In this and coming issues, readers can enjoy The Gold Coast Grapevine’s feature articles based on true life personal stories, great food recipes and ideas and most of all community information and resources, helping parents for those daily challenges of their own little community. My little community has a population of 7. My husband, who’s like the “developer” and “director”, my eldest son who’s 12 and a budding “artist”, my youngest son who’s 4 and you would consider him the professional extremist who’s a bully in the community, and there are the 2 staffy’s, Rusty and Roxy, who are treated like the other two kids in the family and undoubtedly, the rubbish removalists. And our one last chicken, Baby Spice, who has yet to provide an egg. Whew! OH, I forgot, then there’s me...the accountant, the stylist, the maid, personal chef, tutor and carer who has a taxi service....need I say more? I’m a mother! I believe families are what make a community grow, strengthen, and develop a safe and positive environment. We are parents who share common interests, attitudes and goals who demonstrate social

values and responsibility. We promote and support our local and family owned business’s, who in turn, provide valuable services to our community and who cater to the families living together in this particular area that we all call “The Gold Coast.” I think the Gold Coast is one of the best communities to raise a family. And as apart of this community, I hope this new publication helps keep it that way... MANY, MANY, MANY thanks to all of those who helped, supported and a BIG thank you to all my vendors whom also contributed to making this publication what it is today, and what it will grow into....... Happy Reading and see you in Spring!!! Best Regards, Marilyn Adam Publisher/Founder The Gold Coast Grapevine

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Feature article

p.07...The Truth About Smoke Alarms

Hot Topics p.18...Father’s are Primary Parents 21...Father’s Day Gift Idea

Editorials

p.4...The Storyteller 16...Dunstan Baby Language 24...Capturing Kids Hearts

What’s on!!

p.09...Local Markets 11...July Events 13...August Events 15...September Events

The Menu p.30...winter recipe 31...fun stuff for kidz

Medi - call

p.25...Tips to Loose a kilo 27...The Training/Tips 28...About Teigan 29...Did You Know?

p.23...Facts about the Swine Flue

Nutshells

p.5...Pregnancy 19...Family Mgmt 22...Baby Health

The Fitness Corner

The Directory p.33...Gold Coast Parks 39...Community Directory

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contained in this publication. This publication is produced soley to convey information and general interest and any opinion expressed through out this publication may not necessarily be those of the publisher. All material in The Gold Coast Grapevine may be subject to copyright laws, therefore no part of this publication may be reproduced without the written approval of the publisher. Contributors: Raising Children Network, Hand in Hand Parenting, Teigan Borus, World Fire Safety Foundation and all vendors and advertisiers. *The Gold Coast Grapevine is a proud sponsor of the World Fire Safety Foundation

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What’s Your Story?? Do you know where your parents lived when they were growing up? Do your children know where you worked or where you travelled? How much do you really know about the special people in your life, and how much will you remember to pass on to your children? I believe too much history is lost when our parents, grandparents or someone else we love passes away. Often we gather snippets of information about their lives, but rarely do we document the intricate details. We find it intriguing when they tell us stories, but we don’t know how to capture them or we just don’t take the time to record them. Knowing where to start can seem overwhelming and finding the time can seem impossible, but it can be done. So how can you prepare yourself for when your children ask those tricky questions about their grandparents, or about your life? Here are some tips to help you make a start… 1. Decide which is the quickest and most convenient way for you to capture the infor mation handwriting, typing on a computer or recording on a dictaphone or video. 2. If you want to capture someone else’s information, such as your parents, decide whether you will do the interviewing or they will write or type their story them selves. 3. Make a list of tools you will need – computer, dictaphone, writing paper, video cam era… 4. Use pre-existing questions rather than re-inventing the wheel. 5. Allocate at least 1 hour per week to capturing the information. Attempting to do it as one big project will be too time consuming and overwhelming. 6. Tackle one subject at a time. 7. JUST DO IT! It is so easy to put off writing your own life story or documenting your parents’ information but if you don’t do it you may miss the opportunity. My father passed away recently, before I had time to ask him so many important questions. His history through his eyes is lost forever. Take the time now to think about the important people in your life. Are there questions you would like to ask them? Are there things you would like them to know about you? Don’t wait until it is too late. Give your family a precious gift they will treasure for years to come…the story of your life.

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Pregnancy: in a nutshell By Raising Children Network

Pregnancy brings new physical and emotional experiences. While it can be exciting, it can also be a time of uncertainty about the changes to come. Be aware that you might experience some morning sickness or feel more emotional than usual. Ask for help if you need it, from your partner or other support sources, such as family and friends. You can prepare for your baby’s arrival by attending prenatal and breastfeeding classes. Tips for staying healthy * Take regular, moderate exercise. * Eat a healthy, balanced diet, making sure you eat enough protein and drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. * Avoid soft cheeses and raw fish, and limit caffeine. * Check with your doctor if you are taking any prescribed drugs. * Avoid smokers, go easy on chemical cleaners, refrain from using pesticide sprays, don’t do any household painting and ask someone else to fill up your petrol tank. * Take folic acid.

For more information visit raisingchildren.net.au/pregnancy/pregnancy.html Sourced from the Raising Children Network’s comprehensive and quality-assured Australian parenting website www.raisingchildren.net.au.

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The Truth About Smoke Alarms by Adrian Butler, Chairman World Fire Safety Foundation

It’s Time To Tell The Public!

It’s 9pm on a Friday night. Sarah Flinders has just tucked her eight year old son into bed in their Surfers Paradise duplex. Bradley wanted to stay up late but he has a soccer game in the morning. Sarah tells him she loves him as she kisses him goodnight wishing him ‘sweet dreams’ and closes his bedroom door. It’s the last time Bradley sees his Mother alive. Sarah lives alone with Bradley. It’s been a long hard week. It’s a struggle bringing up a young boy by yourself. Moments after Bradley falls asleep there is a knock on the door. Friends from Sarah’s work have arrived to listen to some music and have a chat over a few drinks. They leave just before midnight. Sarah lights a smoke and settles back on the couch to listen to her favourite song on her new CD one last time before going to bed. She falls asleep on the couch. About an hour later, around 1:00am the smoke alarm above the couch activates. It wakes Bradley who jumps out of his bedroom window, runs next door and alerts his neighbours. When the fire fighters arrive smoke and flames are billowing out of Bradley’s bedroom win dow. “My Mum’s inside, my Mum’s inside”screams Bradley, “get my Mum out.” The fire fighters smash the front door down and charge into the

apartment. The hot, toxic smoke is so thick visibility is almost zero. They feel their way through the apartment and almost trip over Sarah’s body on the kitchen floor. The Monday edition of the Gold Coast Bulletin carries the story. Thank heavens for the smoke alarm - it saved Bradley’s life. The neighbours who witnessed the horror all rush out and buy new smoke alarms. The fire-fighters strengthen their resolve to make sure everyone has ‘working smoke alarms’ after all they ‘know they work’ - because it was still going off when they arrived. The public are constantly told to make sure they have ‘working’ smoke alarms because ‘smoke alarms save lives’. Of course they do Bradley Flinders is living proof of that.

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But why did Sarah Flinders die? There is another, untold side to this story. There are two completely different types of smoke alarms, ionisation and photoelectric. Either type can be battery or hard-wired. A deadly loophole in Australia’s smoke alarm standard has allowed ionisation smoke alarms to be ‘certified as safe’ when they are not. Since 01 June 2006 the official position of all Australian Fire Brigades is that ALL homes be fitted with PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarms. Ionisation alarms are in almost every Australian home. An ionisation smoke alarm was in Sarah’s rented apartment. The Foundation believes that if her apartment had a photoelectric smoke alarm both Sarah and Bradley would be alive today.

When the World Fire Safety Foundation investigated the Flinders fire, we interviewed several of the neighbours and asked what type of smoke alarms they had bought after the fire. They all had bought the ionisation type smoke alarms. Why hadn’t they bought photoelectric? Why should they? Nobody told them. What should you do? Whether smoke alarms are new or old, tery or hard-wired, if they are sation your life is at needless

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For further information on Smoke Alarms please visit: www.theworldfiresafetyfoundation.org Note: Details in this story have been changed for anonymity.

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Local Gold Coast Markets Banora Point Markets Club Banora, Leisure Drive

1st & 3rd Sunday of every month www.farmersmarketsaustralia.com.au

Broadbeach Art and Craft Market

Kurrawa Park 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month (07) 5533 8202 www.artandcraft.com.au

Bundall Farmers Market

Gold Coast Turf Club Every Sunday 0404 787 865 www.farmersmarketsaustralia.com.au

Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday of every month (07) 3103 2325

Mudgeeraba Farmers Market

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds Cnr Mudgeeraba & Worongary Roads, Mudgeeraba 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month (07) 5525 3525 or 0401 369 869

Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Market Lavelle Street, Nerang Every Sunday 0417 728 844

Burleigh Arts and Craft Market

Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Market

Carrara Market

Paradise Point Art and Craft Market

Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads Last Sunday of every month (07) 5533 8202 www.artandcraft.com.au Cnr Gooding & Manchester Drives, Carrara Every Saturday & Sunday (07) 5579 9388 www.carraramarkets.com. au

Coolangatta Art and Craft Market

Queen Elizabeth Park 2nd Sunday of every month (07) 5533 8202 www.artandcraft.com.au

Palm Beach Currumbin State High School 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 0404 787 865 www.farmersmarketsaustralia.com.au The Esplanade Parklands, Paradise Point 4th Sunday of every month 0417 636 662 or 0407 636 822

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Market

The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise Every Wednesday & Friday night (07) 5584 3700 www.surfersparadise.com

Tamborine Mountain

Assisi College Carpark Last Saturday of every month 0424 189 344

Local Producers Markets Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds Every Sunday (07) 5545 2617

Rear of Currumbin Sanctuary Car Park Tomewin Street, Currumbin 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month 0417 759 777

Burleigh Heads State School 1st Sunday of every month (07) 5679 0375 www.thevillagemarketsgc.com.au

Coomera Market

Currumbin Sanctuary Farmers Market

Miami Organic Farmers Market

The Village Markets (Burleigh)

Miami State High School 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami Every Sunday (07) 3358 6309 or 1300 668 603 www.gcorganicmarket.com

Marina Mirage Farmers Market Marina Mirage

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Ashmore City Car Park Cnr Southport Nerang & Currumburra Roads 4th Sunday of every month 0449 280 666 or (07) 5539 5000 www.ashmorecity.com.au

Burleigh

Stockland Shopping Centre Car Park 2nd Sunday of every month (07) 5533 0107

Dodgers Touch Football

0415 966 161

Elanora

Elanora State High School Every Sunday (07) 5533 9450

Helensvale

Helensvale Plaza Carpark Sir John Overell Drive, Helensvale 1st Sunday of every month 0418 261 275

Labrador

Cos Zantiotis Park Cnr Olsen Avenue & Jacob Drive, Labrador 2nd Sunday of every month

Labrador Primary School 3rd Sunday of every month 0435 013 353

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Crocs, Snakes, Lizards, Turtles & Frogs - We bring them to YOU!!! Birthday Parties, Schools, Childcare & Shopping Centres + Film & More!

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What’s on... July 1 - 3 & July 7 - 10 Puppets in the Park Presents Magic Beach Gerda Pinter Pavilion, Macintosh Island Park, Surfers Paradise 0438 526 411 www.qtop.org.au

July 2 - 4 The Asics Sport & Leisure Expo Gold Coast Convention Centre www.gccec.com.au

July 3 Gold Coast Airport Marathon (07) 5564 8733 www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

July 4 Free Lunar Star Party for IYA

- Participants are invited to view Saturn and more through telescopes provided for free by the society. 5.30pm to 8.30pm in the Esplanade North Park, Paradise Point. 0407 126452.

July 4 AFL Round 14 Richmond vs Adelaide

Gold Coast Stadium, Carrara www.afl.com.au

July 4 - 5 Mudgeeraba Show Mudgeeraba (07) 5530 2754 www.mudgeerabashow.org.au

July 4 - 8 Billabong Parko’s Grom Comp Gold Coast (mobile) (07) 5520 1165 www.surfingaustralia.com

July 5 Gold Coast Airport Marathon Southport

(07) 5564 8733 www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

July 5 - 12 NAIDOC Week Gold Coast

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July 11 - 12 Abbey Midieval Fair www.abbeytournament.com.au

July 12 Carrara Markets Free Family Fun Day www.carraramarkets.com.au

July 13 The Wild Aussies ‘Looking For A Numbat’ Show

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Southport RSL Club (07) 5552 4200 www.wildaussies.com.au

July 19 Mathilda’s Market

Brisbane City Hall www.mathildasmarket.com.au

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July 22 Mumz with Bubz Club Australia Fair Shopping Centre www.australiafair.com.au

July 24 - 26 Gold Coast Home Show & Outdoor Adventure Expo Smith Street and Parklands Dr, Southport 1 800 671 588 www.aemq.net.au

July 26 Greek Festival Evandale Parklands (07) 5574 0434

July 26 - 27 Gold Coast Careers Expo Carrara Indoor Stadium (07) 5591 3322 www.gccareersexpo.com.au

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What’s on... August 2

Baby Kids Market

The Carrara Indoor Stadium www.babykidsmarket.com.au

August 8 - 9 Ormeau Fair Brien Harris Oval, Ormeau August 15 - 23 Seniors Week (07) 55816642 www.goldcoastcity.com.au

August 17 RSPCA

Cupcake Day for the

Bake some cupcakes and host a party to raise money for the RSPCA. www.rspca.org.au

August 21 - Sept 6 Tastes of the Gold Coast Gold Coast City precincts and Hinterland Region www.tastesofgoldcoast.com.au

August 21 - 23 Blends of Jazz Festival Live music throughout Broadbeach.

August 22 Gold Coast City Ratepayers Race Day

August 22 - Sept 6 Tastes of Gold Coast

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The food and wine festival includes live music, cooking workshops and demonstrations, celebrity chefs and more in various venues on the Gold Coast. www.tastesofgoldcoast.com.au

August 23 A La Carte on the Beach Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta (07) 5526 7833 www.rcqevents.org.au

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August 28 - 30 Gold Coast Show

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August 30 Anaconda Adventure Race

Tugun (03) 5261 5511 www.rapidascent.com.au

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August 22 - 28 Australian Children’s Book Week GCCC Libraries (07) 5581 7210 www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/ libraries

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What’s on... August 22 - Sept 6 Coast

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The food and wine festival includes live music, cooking workshops and demonstrations, celebrity chefs and more in various venues on the Gold Coast www.tastesofthegoldcoast.com.au

Sept 3 Australian National Flag Day

The 108th birthday of the Australian Flag. It was first raised on this day in 1901.

Sept 4

Footy Colours Day

Wear your team’s colours - AFL, NRL, rugby union or soccer and help raise funds for the Fight Cancer Foundation.

Sept 9 - 13 GC ITU Triathlon World Cup Championships 2009 Southport, Broadwater Events Parklands (07) 3868 2444 www.usmevents.com.au

Sept 19 Talk Like a Pirate Day Queensland

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Sept 11 - 20 Swell Sculpture Festival Currumbin

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(07) 5598 6004 www.swellsculpture.com.au

To be advised Creek to Club Ocean Swim Palm Beach (07) 5534 2180 http://www.creektoclub. com.au

To be advised In The Bin Film Festival

6F Day

Currumbin Parklands info@inthebin.net.au www.inthebin.net.au

Sept 19 - 20 Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage Gold Coast (mobile) (07) 5520 1165 www.surfingaustralia.com

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Australians are invited to join people around the world to Talk Like A Pirate for a day and raise funds for Childhood Cancer Support who provide accommodation, emotional and financial support at no cost to families of children with cancer.

TO BE ADVISED Gold Coast City Ratepayers Race Day Gold Coast Turf Club

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“Tuning in with the Dunstan Baby Language System” In June of 1998, Priscilla Dunstan like many new mums, was feeling isolated and distressed at not knowing what her son‘s cries meant and what he needed. Her son was one of the many healthy babies that suffer from colic and the long periods of unexplained crying that go with it. Priscilla was determined to figure out for herself what her son’s cries meant so she could gain a better understanding of exactly what he needed and when. She was soon able to recognise different patterns in his cry, and distinguish different sounds for each of his basic needs. Dunstan baby language was born. Since then it has been tried and tested by thousands of different families all around the world making this baby language universal, and has featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show with an overwhelming response and rave reviews. The notion that a baby cries to communicate is not new. Many baby books tell parents to listen for the hunger cry, yet none are able to tell parents exactly what to listen for, or what the hungry cry sounds like. Dunstan Baby Language encourages and promotes a greater bond between parents and baby by teaching parents how to identify the specific words newborn’s use to express their basic needs: hunger, tiredness, need to burp, lower wind pain and dis-

comfort. This results in babies who cry less and settle more easily, and parents who have the confidence to be the best they can be! The greater benefits of this system also include a reduced chance of post natal depression, shaken baby syndrome and creates more of a balanced partnership between both parents. Dunstan Baby Language classes are now available on the Gold Coast with certified educator Jyana Makauskas. Jyana has a strong love and passion for baby care and has over 11 years experience within the child care industry. Through her positive guidance and knowledge, parents will learn the five cries all babies use to signal their everyday needs, an introduction to helpful settling techniques, and support to ‘tune in’ to their baby and create a flexible routine based specifically around their individual baby’s needs. Dunstan Baby Language classes are ideal for parents both mum and dad to learn during pregnancy or the first 12 weeks post birth. At Dunstan Baby it is our wish that every mother can communicate with her baby from the very first moment! For further information or to book a class please call Jyana on 0413998968. Or Email: jyana_maka84@hotmail.com

“Learn the five cries that every newborn baby uses to communicate their basic needs!”

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Fathers Are Primary Parents! by Patty Wipfler

Children love their Daddies! Your children love to hear your voice, to see you come in the door, to sit next to you at the table, and to play with you as long as you can possibly play.

ship with your children and your partner can help lift a trudging spirit. And seeing how good other Dads are, how valiantly they struggle to be their best and to care deeply, lets Dads go easier on themselves.

One father I know told me that his fifteen-month-old climbed up on his and his wife’s bed at six a.m. one morning, crawled over, peered in his face, and gently put her finger up his nostril! Your children want contact with you—all of you!

One point that’s important to clarify is that fathers are absolutely primary parents. Children want, need, and love their Daddies. Some children grow up without the benefit of a Dad, and they manage well, but you need to know that, whatever your parenting circumDads get a raw deal, however. The pres- stance, your child wants you close. sure to earn a living often has a desperate thread woven through it: there’s Children often look like they favor their a sense that if you don’t provide, dire Moms, and that when the chips are things will happen to your family. down, it’s Mom they want to stroke their forehead or kiss their hurt or listen to the We live in a society in which the lack of tale of their hard day. But this is usually any safety net for families translates to a just the result of cultural circumstance: “life and death” feeling around work is- Mom is nearby more often when the sues for Dads. And when work is pursued chips are down, because in our culture, in a worrisome way, exhaustion is not far Dad usually spends more time at work. behind. Long hours, worry, heavy expectations, an uncertain working environ- In families in which the Dad stays ment, and the threat of poverty all make it home, the children gravitate to him harder to enjoy our children. It’s also hard in hard times, and it’s the Mom who for Dads to think independently about has to work to keep from living on themselves as Dads and as men. What do the emotional outskirts of the family. I want to do with my life? How do I really want to live? What’s important to me? You don’t have to remain on the emotional outskirts of your children’s Listening to other Dads talk about parent- lives. What helps children grow close ing and about what’s important to them is are simple things any Dad can do, a first step to climbing out of a heavy sense if he has been clued in to the secret. of obligation. Getting a chance to say what Continued on Page 20 your highest hopes are for your relationwww.thegoldcoastgrapevine.com.au


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A happy, well-functioning family doesn’t just happen – it takes some effort. ‘Family management’ involves thinking about how you’d like your family to work. Family management ideas * Communication: talk through family issues. * Affection and positive attention: make sure everyone in the family receives lots of encouragement, positive feedback and affection. * Family time: make time each week to do things as a family. * Routines and rituals: routines reduce stress and add a sense of security. Rituals give family members a sense of belonging and shared values. * Sharing tasks: make sure job sharing is divided up equally. * Preferred responses: talk about difficult or challenging situations that may occur and preferred reactions to these. * Social life: think about ways everyone in the family can have a satisfying social life. For more information visit http://raisingchildren.net.au/family_management/family_management.html Sourced from the Raising Children Network's comprehensive and quality-assured Australian parenting website www.raisingchildren.net.au. www.thegoldcoastgrapevine.com.au


Your children love play, especially physi- and vulnerable. All you have to do is cal play to be kind and patient. Your child will show you more closeness and trust when Your children will love it any time you she has finished her cry or her tantrum. get down on the floor and have a pillow fight, wrestle, be their horsy, or play hide Your children want your life to be good and seek. If you are careful to always lose (maybe not by much, children love a good Working too hard and having no one contest) and if you are careful not to over- to talk with about what matters to you whelm them with your strength in play, will keep you remote from your child. they will laugh and find all kinds of ways Your child needs your presence more to “get” you. The more they laugh, the than the things money can buy. It’s OK closer they’ll feel to you. Joy and closeness to say no to the pressure to buy things are built through playtimes like these. your children want in order to spend more time with your family. They may Your children want you to listen to cry and storm. If you offer your love, their feelings, not to correct them your child will come around, feel closer to you, and that insatiable “I want” When children have played all-out, they will melt into “Let’s play” more often. feel safe enough to bring up heavy emotions. This is a golden opportunity. They’ll Go ahead and set limits that you start a big cry over some minor issue: you think make sense, limits that alsaid that play is over now, or you said low your life to be good too. they have to put their seat belt on, or they don’t like what’s being served for dinner. You belong in the center of your famWhat you need to remember, in order to ily, close and warmly loved. And we all build closeness with your child, is that need to work together to see to it that she wants you to listen while she cries! fathers win more time, more peace of mind, and more connection to other parLove her, touch her gently, say little, ents, so that they can relax and enjoy the and stand by whatever limit you have rich experience of nurturing children. set. She will get the bad feelings out and will notice that you offered your love The War Against Parents: What We Can even while she was feeling desperate Do for America’s Beleaguered Moms and or mad or sad. It’s this kind of listening Dads, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel that helps children feel like you are on West, contains an excellent chapter on their side forever. This kind of listening the hardships for fathers in our present gets your caring across at the most cru- economic system and what can be done. cial time—when your child feels undone

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Father’s Day Gift Idea...... Made with origami paper it is the perfect size for a card. If you use a square of larger paper (such as gift wrap, brown paper or wallpaper) you could make a "life-size" tie: hole punch the top at each side, attach string, and wear your origami!

Origami Tie

Instructions: Start with your paper colored sidedown, then fold in half along the diagonal Unfold. Fold the outside corners into the center, making sure that the edges line up along the center line. Fold the top point down. Fold it immediately back up again, stopping a little way short of the top edge. Now Fold once more, this time along the dotted line as shown below. Carefully fold little triangles at the edge of the "knot" of the tie. Crease well, then open up again and flip you tie over. Now bring the right corner into the center, matching the edge along the center line. As you do so, a little triangle will form (as shown in the circled photo below) Ease it into position and crease down gently. Repeat for the left side. Crease well, and flip over. Your tie is ready!

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Baby health: in a nutshell By Raising Children Network

Babies are prone to a variety of common health conditions. Some conditions are minor and require no treatment. Others may require a trip to the doctor for prescription medications. Tips for daily health * It’s essential to immunize your baby at 4, 6 and 12 months. * Limit your baby’s exposure to germs by washing your hands before touching her, and keeping her away from visitors who might have a cold or flu. * Until the age of six months, give your baby only medications that have been specifically prescribed. After this age, it is still best to consult with your doctor about medications. * Ensure clean air for your baby by asking smokers to smoke outside. Avoid using chemical cleaners or sprays when she is in the room. * Your baby’s ears are very sensitive so remember to keep noise levels down. * When your baby starts on solids, avoid drinks and foods that cause tooth decay. For more information visit raisingchildren.net.au/health__daily_care/babies_health.html Sourced from the Raising Children Network’s comprehensive and quality-assured Australian parenting website www.raisingchildren.net.au.

A Few Facts about the Swine Flu With all of the news about the Swine Flu, I thought I would research a bit of it. Considering, I have two children, how fearful should I be? Is this what it seems to be? A pandemic flu that will kill off all mankind? Upon my research here are a few facts that I learned about the Swine Flu that everyone should know. 1. Swine flu is an acute respiratory disease which affects pigs. In pigs, according to the World Health Organisation, “morbidity tends to be high and mortality low” - which means that it spreads quickly but kills be-

tween 1 and 4 per cent of its victims. 2. The current H1N1 virus contains genetic elements from North American swine flu, North American avian (bird) flu, and human and swine flu strains normally found in Asia and Europe. According to the Centres for Disease Control it is “an unusually mongrelised mix of genetic sequences”. 3. This flu is not has never

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“Seasonal Flu kills between 250,000 & 500,000 people a year� 4. The Seasonal flu viruses (which mutate every year) kill between 250,000 and 500,000 people a year. So far the Total number of confirmed Swine Flue cases as reported from the WHO (World Health Organisation) has reached 50,000 with only about 200 deaths, world wide. 5. The symptoms produced by the current strain of swine flu resemble those of seasonal flu - fever, coughing, muscle aches and extreme tiredness but it also appears to cause diarrhoea. 6. Many, though not all, severe cases have occurred in people with underlying chronic conditions. Based on limited, preliminary data, conditions most frequently seen include respiratory diseases, notably asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and obesity. 7. We know that the novel H1N1 virus preferentially infects younger people. In nearly all areas with large and sustained outbreaks, the majority of cases have occurred in people under the age of 25 years. Without question, pregnant women are at increased risk of complications. This heightened risk takes on added importance for a virus, like this one, that preferentially infects younger age groups.

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9. Vaccines for the Swine Flu are in the process of being developed although, regular seasonal flu medications show the H1N1 virus is sensative to these and are not only helping patients recover, reducing symptoms and the duration of the illness and also contributes to preventing severe disease and death. 10. The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic. We are still in the earliest days of the pandemic. The virus is spreading under a close and careful watch and No previous pandemic has ever been detected so early or watched so closely, in real-time, right at the very beginning. The world can now reap the benefits of investments, over the last five years, in pandemic preparedness. We have a head start. This places us in a strong position.

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“Capturing Kids Hearts Philosophy” Hand-shaking is a daily ritual for this particular class where the teacher, Tracey Ryan, greets each child individually at the door each morning. ‘It’s one small part of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts philosophy’, she explains–a teaching process in which Tracey has trained and now offers to other teachers. ‘And what an impact it has on our whole classroom experience.’ ‘A handshake can communicate so much. It signals a safe environment. As their teacher I am there with a smile. I am happy to see them. I’ll say, “Hey, how did that soccer game go on the weekend?” I connect with each one and work to establish a safe environment right from the moment they first enter the room. Just knowing that they are safe can defuse potential behavioral problems. ‘It also gives me valuable information. By shaking their hands I am able to identify points of tension at the start of the day–like the fact that a particular child is upset by events at home–rather than have him explode out of the blue in the middle of class. Because I am more aware, I will tread carefully

with certain children, treat them more gently. ‘The handshaking also helps to change me. Some days I’ve stood at the door and haven’t been in the best of moods. But after greeting 25 children, my attitude has mellowed. I guess it’s a case of faking it till you make it. You choose to go out to each one with a smile, and your feelings follow. ‘Not least, by teaching them to shake hands I am teaching them an important social skill for life.’ Tracey then recounts the story of the (US) Fortune 500 executive who was fed up with interviewing bright young university graduates who lacked basic social skills. ‘I want you to hire the next applicant who offers a warm, confident handshake’, he told his staff. Incredibly, it took one whole year to find that applicant, but apparently she got the job! Tracey believes that even the greatest teachers won’t get through to students unless they establish a personal connection with each and every one. “It’s not just what we teach, it’s how we teach,” she said. I think that if we believe that we know our subject  matter that we are good teachers.

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A Few tips to loose a kilo here and there.... by Teigan Borus

Whether you need to lose 80kg or 2kg, fat loss is never easy. I say fat loss, because you only want to lose fat, NOT valuable fat torching MUSCLE. Woman simply do not have the testosterone levels to become the next “Arnie” (otherwise you would need to include your face in shaving regime!). However, there is beauty in a toned, non- jiggly physique. Nobody wants to jiggle when they wiggle, and we certainly do not want the jiggle to keep moving after we stop moving!! It really is as simple as a small calorie reduction, a little extra motion and being AWARE of what you are eating. As well as, eat your meals with no distractions like TV, reading a book or rushing through lunch no matter how busy you are. Take time to NOURISH your body and your body will thank you. You don’t need a membership to get into shape and lift a few weights. And children’s playgrounds work great too. Taking

your kids to the park and playing alongside with your kids can get yourself fit too! Remember when we played on the monkey bars, the swing and the seesaws? Did you play hopscotch and elastics too? Those are all resistance exercises and loads of fun too. Although, I am sure not too many of us have the energy to play all day long like we used to! We were FIT kids, not overweight kids, and that is what is wrong today. Nobody knows how to play anymore. We recently went to the park and I thought, “great! monkey bars, swings, seesaws!” All the stuff I loved as a kid. I had forgotten the joy of swinging freely as high as I could go, the great workout the seesaw gives your legs and glutes and hanging upside down on the monkey bars and swinging across it..... the sheer fun of being a kid again. Play with you kids, I do, and they love it!

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“exercise doesn’t need to be expensive” I know winter is all about comfort food and being cozy and staying warm. But nothing warms a body better and gets the blood flowing for that healthy glow than a bit of exercise! Exercise helps reduce stress, aids in sleep and promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and hopefully, adds a least a few years to your life!! Take a half hour each morning for YOU. No one else, just you. I have found the first half hour of the day is the best to take a fast 30 minute walk, rev up your system and helps clear your mind for the day. All mothers wish we had more “me time”. Here’s how to get the time you crave. If it‘s raining, hailing, snowing or sleeting, it may well be even harder to head out the door, and if you really can’t bring yourself to go outside for that little walk, then this is for you. This is a little workout you can do from the comfort of your home, office and

even a hotel room when you and your family are on a holiday. With a few bits of furniture, a pillow, blanket and even a couple cans of soup! You can eat the soup for lunch! Or you can use empty cordial bottles filled with water for weights. Exercise doesn’t need to be expensive or leave you drained, tired and sore, although a small amount of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is normal the first time you use muscles you haven’t used for years or forgot existed!

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Warm up: Star Jumps - 3 sets of 20 Push Ups Lunges Abs

Push Ups

Start on all fours with hands a bit wider than shoulders. Walk the knees back a bit in order to lean your weight on the hands and flatten the back from the head down to the back of the knees. Pull the abs in and, keeping back straight, bend the elbows and lower body toward the floor until elbows are at 90-degree angles

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Stand in a split stance with the right foot forward and the left leg back. The feet should be about 2 to 3 feet apart, depending on your leg length. The split stance will require balance, so hold onto a wall or chair if you feel wobbly. Before you lunge, make sure your torso is straight and that you’re up on the back toe. Bend the knees and lower the body down until the back knee is a few inches from the floor. At the bottom of the movement, the front thigh should be parallel to the floor and the back knee should point toward the floor. Keep the weight evenly distributed between both legs and push back up, keeping the weight in the heel of the front foot. Repeat for all reps before switching sides

Abdominals

Begin on hands and knees with the back straight and the abs pulled in. Lift the right arm up until it is level with the body and parallel to the floor. At the same time, lift the left leg up and straighten it until it is also parallel to the floor. Hold for a moment, lower and repeat on the other side, this time lifting the left arm and right leg. Continue alternating sides for 1-3 sets of 10-16 reps. Keep the move slow and controlled and try to keep your body straight throughout the movement. www.thegoldcoastgrapevine.com.au


About Teigan...

I am a 40 year old wife and mother of 5. I have been passionate about fitness, health and nutrition since I was very young. My mother struggled with her weight and diabetes all her life. I vowed I would never have these issues. And I wanted to help anyone and everyone I could, that struggles with weight, health or nutrition on a daily basis. I hope to keep you informed on fitness, easy home and outdoor workouts, healthy hints, tips and facts on nutrition, meals and setting you straight on rumours and myths in order to promote and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Have a question? Email me! teigan@thegoldcoastgrapevine.com.au Teigan Borus is the Gold Coast’s Grapevine resident Nutritionist and Trainer. She holds a Diploma in Personal Training and Nutrition, is a Certified Personal Trainer, Executive Master Trainer and a Certified Member of FISAF (Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness) as well as a Member of ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine.) www.thegoldcoastgrapevine.com.au

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OMEGA 3

The Body cannot make Omega 3 fatty acids (also known as alphalinolenic acid or ALA) on it’s own. It can only be supplied by diet. If you don’t like fish or are allergic to seafood, it can be found in some vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed (canola), and flaxseed, and in walnuts. ALA is also found in some green vegetables, such as brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens.

Healthy Swaps Eat This

Almonds Non-fat Greek Yoghurt Whole Grain Pasta Whole Grain Preservative Free Breads Double Turkey and Salad Sub

Not That Peanuts Fruit Flavoured Yoghurt Enriched White Pasta Enriched White Breads Tuna or Seafood Salad Sub

If you walk 10,000 steps everyday and follow a healthy balanced diet, you can lose body fat while maintaining the muscle you have without increasing your appetite from over exertion. You are what you eat! It’s true! The more you eat donuts and burgers the rounder you get! Have you ever noticed donuts, pizzas and burgers are all round? And NO, you won’t be long and skinny living on hot chips - they are full of fat and you will be too! www.thegoldcoastgrapevine.com.au


What’s on the menu.......... Winter is here.... Pasta La Mama

dium low and let simmer. Drain and rinse pasta Stir meat with sauce before spooning over cooked pasta and serve with Parmesan cheese, crusty whole grain bread, some steamed veggies or a salad.....

1kg Steak, finely diced 1/3 cup of Virgin Olive Oil 1-1/2 tspn of Garlic, crushed 1 Large jar of Tomato Paste 500 gram packet of Pasta Salt and Pepper to taste Shaved Parmesan to serve In a medium saucepan, mix Olive Oil, Garlic and Meat on medium high heat and put the lid on, checking and stirring/separating meat. In a large saucepan boil water and cook pasta When the beef is 3/4 cooked, add in entire jar of Tomato Paste and mix thoroughly. Turn meat to me-

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Fun Stuff for kidz.... Kids creamy Icee Pops Blend favourite fruit Add Yogurt/Ice Cream or Milk to taste pour into popcicle frozen containers and freeze Candy Sushi Fruit Roll up kids snack Puff Marshmellow in a jar Candy of choice Spread out the roll up, spread marshmellow evenly, add candy of choice sprinkled evenly roll into long circular shape and cut to make sushi pieces Sweet Crispy Tortilla Chips Packet of flour tortillas (or wraps) cut into triangular pieces Heat frying pan, add of butter, add in cut tortilla pieces and fry until a light golden brown take out of pan, sprinkle with sugar and let cool Cool snacks on the go Freeze juice boxes, strawberries or grapes the night before a big day - these treats will stay cool and delicious all day....

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The grass is always greener.... Picnic Facilities, Playground, Night lighting: Hermitage Park Hermitage Close, Ashmore

BENOWA

Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground, Night lighting + Wedding feature:

ARUNDEL

Toilets, Wheelchair access,Picnic Facility, Playground, Barbecue, Night lighting: Colgate Palmolive Park 1 Fadden Close, Arundel

Rosser Park 260 Ashmore Rd., Benowa Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lighting, Boat ramp: Sir Bruce Small Park St Kevins Ave., Benowa

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Obrien & Proud Families Park Brisbane Rd., Arundel Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve Brisbane Road, Arundel

Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lighting: Quota Park Marine Parade, Biggera Waters

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Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Beach, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights + Entertainment:

ASHMORE

Picnic Facilities, Playground, Night lighting: Apex Park Ashmore 147 Cotlew St, Ashmore Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lighting + Police & Citizens Youth Club:

Justins Park 43 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground, Night lights, Boat ramp, Half basketball court:

Ashmore Community Centre Park Community Dv., Ashmore

Lakeview Park Jabiru Ave., Burleigh Waters

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The Gold Coast Park Directory BROADBEACH Toilets, Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Wedding feature: Cascade Gardens 2730 Gold Coast Hwy., Broadbeach Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Beach, Playground, Barbecue, Showers, Night lights, Weekend/Holiday Markets: Kurrawa/Pratten Park Old Burleigh Rd., Broadbeach Toilets, Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lights, Half basketball court, Skate park: Albert Park 180 Monaco St., Broadbeach Waters

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Goodwin Park Lanham St., Coolangatta

COOMBABAH Waterways, Boardwalk/wetland: Coombabah Lake Conservation Area Brisbane Rd (Shelter Rd)Coombabah Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Night lighting: Royal Park Tarni St., Coombabah Pine Ridge Conservation Park Oxley Dr., Coombabah COOMERA

BUNDALL Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Playground, Night lights, Waterfall:

Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Boat ramp, Half basketball court:

Gladys Moncrieff Park Boomerang Crs., Bundall

Colman Family Park 10-14 Tallawood Rd., Coomera

CARRARA Picnic facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Half basketball court:

Toilets, Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Boat ramp, Half basketball court:

Stoner Family Park 70 Merridown Dr., Merrimac

John Siganto Park 633-641 Reserve Rd., Upper Coomera Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Playground, Sports facilities, Skate park:

CLEAR ISLAND WATERS Waterways: Takasu Gardens Robina Parkway, Clear Island Waters

Viney Park 1 Yaun St., Coomera

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CURRUMBIN Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Half basketball court, Natural area: Currumbin Valley Rock Pool Currumbin Creek Rd., Tallebudgera Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground,Barbecue, Night lights, Natural areas: Schuster Park Heather St., Tallebudgera Kropp Park Pacific Pde., Currumbin Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights: Wallace Nicoll Park Pacific Pde., Currumbin Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Boat ramp + Jetty: Winders Park Duringan St., Currumbin ELANORA Toilets, Wheelchair access, Waterways, Passive recreations/bushwalking: Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve 6 Casuarina Dr., Elanora Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Jetty/Scented garden: Bill Thomson Park 95 Murtha Dr., Elanora HELENSVALE Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lights, Skate park, Fitness trail:

Discovery Park 84 Discovery Dr., Helensvale Sports facilities: Robert Dalley Park 3a Dalley Park Dr., Helensvale

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Banksia Park 10 Crescent Ave., Hope Island Toilets, Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Boat ramp, Half basketball court: Charles Holm Park 2 Pinnaroo St., Hope Island JACOBS WELL Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue,Sports facilities: Riesenweber Park 3 Bay Dr., Jacobs Well

LABRADOR

Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Broadwater, Play ground, Barbecue, ColdNight lighting, Boat ramp, Entertainment: Harley Park Marine Parade, Labrador Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Night lighting: Norm Rix Park 119 Government Rd., Labrador MAIN BEACH

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MOLENDINAR

Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lighting, Skate park: Silver Bridle Park 2 Nerang Rd., Molendinar MIAMI Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Beach, Playground, Barbecue, Showers, Night lights, Waterfall/views: Mick Schamburg Park End of Kelly Ave., Miami Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Swimming pool, Sports facilities, Night lights, Skate park: Pizzey Park Oceanic Dr., Mermaid Waters

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MOLENDINAR Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lighting, Skate park

Faerie Park 7a Inwood Circuit, Merrimac

Silver Bridle Park 2 Nerang Rd., Molendinar

MIAMI Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Beach, Playground, Barbecue, Showers, Night lights, Waterfall/views:

MUDGEERABA

Mick Schamburg Park End of Kelly Ave., Miami Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Swimming pool, Sports facilities, Night lights, Skate park: Pizzey Park Oceanic Dr., Mermaid Waters

Firth Park Cnr Somerset Dr & Gold Coast Springbrook Rd., Mudgeeraba Toilets, Picnic facilities, Barbecue, Night lighting, Shared pathways, Passive recreations/bushwalking: Hinterland Regional Park 30 Hardys Rd., Mudgeeraba Picnic facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lighting:

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Lions Park Mudgeeraba 280-316 Mudgeeraba Rd., Mudgeeraba SPRINGBROOK Toilets, Picnic facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities, Night lighting, Skate park:

130 Laguna Ave., Palm Beach

Springbrook Centenary Parklands 3 Carricks Rd., Springbrook

Esplanade North Park The Esplanade, Paradise Point Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Boat ramp + Fishing, Mangrove boardwalk:

NERANG Toilets, Picnic facilities, Wheelchair access, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Boat ramp, Skate park, Fishing: Arthur Earle Park Pacific Hwy., Highland Park Picnic facilities, Waterways: Swift Park Weedons Rd., Nerang ORMEAU Sports facilities, Night lighting, Skate park:

PARADISE POINT Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Broadwater, Playground, Barbecue, Night lighting, Boat ramp, Markets/Entertainment:

Jabiru Island Park 2a Oxley Dr., Paradise Point PARKWOOD Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Night lighting, Half basketball court: Abbott Park Parkwood Blvd., Parkwood PIMPAMA

Norfolk Park 6 Halfway Dv., Ormeau

Toilets, Picnic facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facilities:

OXENFORD Toilets, Picnic facilities, Playground, Sports facilities, Night lights, Skate park:

Canowindra Oval 4a Lumeah Ave.,Pimpama

Michigan Park 11 California Dr., Oxenford PALM BEACH Toilets, Wheelchair access, Beach, Playground, Night lights, Rockview: Public Park Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Waterways,Playground,Barbecue,Night lights, Model Boats, wedding feature: Laguna Park

ROBINA Picnic facilities, Waterways, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights: Lake Lomandra Park Olympus Drive, Robina RUNAWAY BAY Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Night lighting: O’Connell Park 48 Ocean St., Runaway Bay Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Sports facilities, Skate park:

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SURFERS PARADISE Budds Beach Reserve River Dr., Surfers Paradise Picnic facilities, Night lights, Waterfall: Chevron Island Park 75 Thomas Dr., Surfers Paradise (Chevron Island) Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic facilities, Waterways, Barbecue, Showers, Night lights, Sculpture Walk, Fit trail, Peace Pavilion: Evandale Park 135 Bundall Rd., Surfers Paradise ( Bundall) Toilets, Picnic facilities, Beach, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights, Boat ramp: Robina Lions Club Park 15 St Johns Circuit, Robina SOUTHPORT Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Broadwater, Playground, Barbecue, Swimming pool, ColdNight lighting, Boat ramp + War memorial, wet play area: Washington Waters Park (Anzac Park) Marine Parade, Southport James Overell Park Brighton Parade, Southport SOUTHPORT CONT: Picnic Facilities, Playground, Night lighting, Half basketball court, Fenced play area:

Toilets, Wheelchair access, Playground, Sports facilities, Night lighting: Woodroffe Park 10 Lawson St., Southport TUGUN Toilets, Wheelchair access, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Night lights: Tugun Park 414 - 432 Coolangatta Rd., Tugun VARSITY LAKES Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Sports facility, Night lights, Half basketball court, Skate park: Janette Green Park Cassia Dr., Varsity Lakes WOONGOOLBA Picnic facilities, Playground, Barbecue, Swimming pool, Sports facilities: Pimpama Island Recreational Reserve 1030 Stapylton Jacobs Well Rd., Woongoolba WORONGARY Picnic facilities, Playground, Half basketball court: Lawrance Hinde Park 59 Explorers Way, Worongary

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