ISLAND and Surrounds Issue 28

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Issue 28 2018 / 29 August


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Welcome Readers to Issue 28, this issue is full of a wide range of articles. We have loads of interesting articles to read and special deals and coupons from our local businesses. There are a number of new cafes, restaurants and locally owned and operated businesses continuing to open in our Region. We encourage our readers to support your local businesses and keep our money in our community to build our economy. We are still asking for our businesses to come forward and put your business down as a dementia friendly business. In the last edition of this newspaper, an advert inadvertently portrayed BBQ Boat Hire is the sponsor of our fishing page. This was a genuine mistake on the part of the Editor of this newspaper, the editor issues an unconditional apology to the sponsors of this page Bribie Island Boat Charters. .Enjoy your read folks! Belinda Ferguson

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Mark Bailey, Minister for Transport and Main Roads (Community, Issue 27) has smeared the Federal Government’s funding pledge of $20 million for upgrading Bribie Island Road. Instead of accepting this funding injection so that planning works to fix this road could be fast-tracked, Minister Bailey instead suggested the Federal Government focus its attention elsewhere, not on part of the State road network within the Pumicestone Electorate. It is hard to fathom how any State Minister could thumb their nose on a $20 million gift to directly support the upgrading of Bribie Island Road that is so desperately needed. $20 million would go a long way to fixing the highly dangerous Bribie Island/Old Toorbul Point Roads intersection, as it would on the Spinnaker Drive intersection. For Mark Bailey to have a snide crack at the Federal Coalition despite this $20 million gifted to fix a State managed road, is simply a sad indictment on his preparedness to put the safety of local motorist first. I would also like to draw to reader’s attention some mistruths in Minister Bailey’s comments in The Island and Surrounds. Minister Bailey states that $3 million has been allocated to planning of the upgrade of a dual carriageway between Hickey and Saints Road. This is completely false as his very own Government has slashed funding by $1 million in this year’s state budget, with his own Department’s QTRIP clearly showing only $2 million is now allocated. I would suggest the Minister for Transport and Main Roads get his facts right so as not to mislead the good people of my electorate and start putting them first for a change. Simone Wilson MP Member for Pumicestone

Recently there has been commentary in the media regarding the siting of a nuclear power plant on Bribie Island. I wish to categorically state that a nuclear power plant will never come to Bribie Island under my watch.

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It is important for locals to understand that any hype on this matter is being based on a 10 year old report that looked at possible sites across Australia, naming Bribie Island, amongst other locations. Again I make it absolutely clear this will never happen here. I urge residents not to buy into this scaremongering that I see the Labor Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, is peddling as the sponsor for a petition. It is not ok in my books to insight fear into people, particularly elderly residents and frankly I would expect more from the Member for Morayfield who is also the Police Minister. This is nothing but scaremongering and it should not be tolerated. I would be more than happy to discuss this specific matter with constituents personally to clarify and allay any concerns that may be held. Simone Wilson MP Member for Pumicestone Dear editor, Regardless of what they think about the result of the recent by-election, most people I know were disgusted at the amount of signs at the booths - dozens for LNP, dozens for ALP, dozens for One Nation. Add the hordes of people in red, blue or orange shirts and hats and you get a discouraging gauntlet to run, just to exercise your right to vote.

It’s time the government - Federal, State, or Local - put limits on the number of people allowed to stand around shoving bits of paper in your face and harassing voters. Sincerely, Grantley, Bongaree

Crimes of Violence Dear Sir/Madam, Time and time again are we seeing crimes involving violence where those charged are allowed to be bailed and walk among us committing further violence. I suggest that Magistrates take a hard line and refuse bail t any violent offenders there by lessening the risk that these offenders will continue with their violent offending. I would also like to see mandatory sentences for crimes involving violence thereby sending a clear signal that severe anti-social activity will not be tolerated. Magistrates should be instructed to refuse bail to any severe crimes of violence including general assaults that are unprovoked. Start protecting society NOW Farley

Senator Fraser Anning Immigration Comments I can understand where the Senator was coming from in regard to tightening immigration especially with regard to those with have Islamic backgrounds given what we are seeing in overseas countries like France, Germany, England and parts of Scandinavia. Whilst they be regarded as minorities within Islam the facts are that without careful screening the same may happen here in Australia. Therefore their is a need to screen those who wish to come and live here. That is not being racist or alarmist but a matter of precaution, and it is time the bleeding heart brigade and those who cannot see the need for such screening need to wake up and see what has been happening around the world. We are already seeing problems with African youths/Groups in South Brisbane suburbs. If those who wish to share a countries generosity cannot live here without committing crimes ten they should be deported back to there home countries. This is not racial bias but a matter of common-sense and practicality and no different to deporting any others committing the same offences. Farley

Politics and Advertising Dear Sir, I have been informed that several Political Parties are trying to increase the use of advertising and Billboards beyond the 30 day period of when advertising is currently set. This would create an unfair advantage for Individuals who have limited capital to promote themselves. It is further understood that the Political elements within certain Local Councils (Moreton Bay Included) would clearly obtain an unfair advantage. There is no reason to change the current restrictions and I am certain the Public do not want to be bombarded by excessive advertising and politicking? Farley

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During this time, he also worked as a THE POETRY OF LIFE professional musician, and professional DJ. At 17 years of age, he was on stage supporting the legendary Daddy Cool with Ross Wilson, and then went on to do tours and shows with bands like Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Skyhooks, Dragon, and Tommy Emmanuel. He also toured overseas and on cruise ships doing many shows over the years.

Eric Shields running for Mayor in Moreton Bay, Meet the Man Eric lives with his partner in the quiet coastal community of Meldale. He was schooled at Sydney’s Newington College, and was introduced to large companies at the age of 17 when he joined P & O Shipping as a trainee Manager, and over the years he also worked for some of Australia’s largest companies. Eric spent a number of years introducing video gaming to licensed clubs and hotels in both the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, where he held two licenses through the New South Wales Government. He held senior sales and management positions with Carlton & United Breweries, Guinness Australia and Independent Distillers Pty Ltd where I introduced two major market leaders to Australia. Those being Vodka Cruisers and Woodstock Bourbon.



Eric played representative cricket winning a St George Telegraph Shield competition and trialling for the NSW under 21 side as well as winning many men’s one indoor cricket championships well into in his 40’s. He says he has over forty years’ experience as a Sales Manager, Musician, Entertainer and Public Speaker and a wide range of work skills and values including negotiation, relationship building, innovation, product and market development, loyalty, commitment, and more.


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He wants to bring these skills and values to his role as Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council, Eric says “his main reason why he is running for Mayor of Moreton Bay is to have a Mayor the community can be proud of. He says “he would like to demonstrate a passion for, and commitment to, the Moreton Bay community after moving here five years ago”. He believes Governments should listen to the people, and politicians should work for their communities not for their own interests and ambitions.

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4 WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! We meet the creators and owners of The Ink Shop on Bribie Island, Eddie and Karen Young who will celebrate The Ink Shop’s 21st Birthday in November.

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“To us the greatest reward of celebrating our 21st Birthday in November is the acceptance of our business by the Bribie Community. We owe a lot of gratitude to our community - Hopefully we have earned the trust and created strong community partnerships to allow us to be here for another 20 years.”

The Ink Shop premises at 43 Elkhorn Venue, Bellara

The Founders of The Ink Shop - Karen and Eddie Young One of the rewards of composing the Close Encounters series of profile stories for the Island and Surround Newspaper over the past 12 months has been meeting so many unique individuals from all walks of life. Let’s face it - not everyone wants to sit with a Freelance Journo and relative stranger to bare their souls and personal history with a recorder stuck under their nose for 2 hours. The passion, humbleness and honesty displayed by those involved in the Close Encounters Stories has allowed the newspaper to share communityfocused stories and taught and helped strengthen my faith in the human spirit. In this month’s Close Encounters Story, we meet the creators and owners of The Ink Shop on Bribie Island, Eddie and Karen Young who in November, 2018 celebrate The Ink Shop’s 21st Birthday. I have to say that I wasn’t immediately inspired when It was suggested that I meet Eddie and Karen from The Ink Shop. The name conjured up a visual of a large old warehouse with ink-stained floors and walls located in the back blocks of Bribie Island stocked with oversize ink bottles being prepared for dispatch to printing companies. This could not have been further from the truth - The Iconic Ink Shop is a customer focussed one-stop-shop providing anything from a ream of copy paper to the supply of sophisticated games computers and everything in between. The Ink Shop inspiration was born out from a combination of Eddie Young’s extensive IT background and entrepreneurial spirit and Karen and Eddies life-long partnership and desire to raise four children on Bribie Island based on a strong set of values and belief that if you serve the community with compassion and effort you will be rewarded.

Daniel Young (New Tech) and Ian Doig (Manager) While Karen and Eddie were born across different states of Australia, they each share similar family country values. Karen was raised on a dairy farm in South Gippsland, Victoria and spent a significant amount of her professional life working in Japan and Melbourne within the Foreign Market Section of a large food manufacturing company. Eddie was raised in Gatton, Queensland and spent his pre-Bribie professional life running IT Businesses, business consulting and operating Government Youth Crisis Projects. Eddie opened his first IT Business, Computer Solutions in Ipswich when he was only 18. As Eddie says, “I was a bit of a young upstart and was always up for a challenge. Prior to Bribie Island, I was heavily involved with the Chamber of Commerce and other business groups across my hometown of Ipswich, having held several key leadership roles. I recall many years ago one evening as I was arriving at a Chamber Business Meeting and a colleague tuned to me and said, ‘Eddie I have a Government Grant to develop a Pilot Program in Youth Crisis Intervention – it would be your job to go out into the community and identify the gaps and overlaps in service provision that would take a young person from

a homelessness situation to full-time employment.’ Then his colleague said, “Don’t worry Eddie – you probably would not be able to manage it anyway.” That comment was like a red rag to the bull to Eddie. After that night, Eddie went home and decided to trade in his suite for runners and sweatpants and jumped into this new youth pilot project. Back then, Eddie’s day would start at 10pm and finish at 4am and then he would work with Government agencies during the day to secure support to expand the funding needs for youth services. Eddie said, “It was a rewarding and tough period in my life that often involve dragging youth from the streets and securing the necessary medical and social services, however these roles and projects have a life and I had to eventually move on and search for a new challenge.” Like so many Bribie Residents, Eddie and Karen were looking to relocate somewhere on the coast and were visiting Bribie Island on their way north to check out a place to live and raise their family – somewhere in the mountains. Well the rest is history and almost 21 years on, they are fully Bribitized. Their 4 children have now grown up and while two of the oldest children live interstate, the 2018 - Issue 28

youngest son, Daniel works as an integral part of the business fulfilling a role in the ‘New Technology Market.’ Karen has also taken the ‘post-child raising’ opportunity to pursue her passion for people and now works as a Community Support Worker on Bribie whilst also overseeing some of the key administrative functions at The Ink Shop. Both Karen and Eddie agree that it was worth trading big city living to raise their family on Bribie Island. The Ink Shop was conceived in 1997 after Eddie Young identified a niche in the printing cartridge market. Eddie has this saying, “You buy a horse once, but you feed the bloody thing every day.” This was the basis for the beginning of The Ink Shop. The business was based on the principle that for every printer purchased you will need to continuously replace ink cartridges for the life of the printer – remember that this was 20 years ago. Eddie said, “As a Business consultant, I used to send out copious business documents to my clients and was overwhelmed to see how much ink was consumed by my printer.” Fortunately, Eddie had some time on his hands back then, so he decided to undertake an ink cartridge research project. Eddie went about purchasing every available Ink Cartridge on the global market. He spent a lot of time dismantling and reengineering every cartridge to identify the types of ink and how the ink entered and exited each printer cartridge. You can only image how many cartridges and printers Eddie had lined up in his ‘test lab’ to test ink types, printers and cartridges. No doubt Eddie and Karen’s neighbours back then were provided with many of Karen’s home cooked dishes to prevent the neighbourhood printer noise complaints. Eddie said, “I always believe if you are going to do something, you do it properly. Our ink had to be identical to any inks in the market and the ink needed to print to the best standards on the market – we achieved this,” he said. “I also wrote a very large step by step manual that detailed the engineering of each cartridge and refilling process. I became one of the leaders in this technology and was invited as keynote speaker on several occasions to discuss this technology and industry.” This began an incredible period where The Ink Shop was borne, and with this came the supply of a major ink refilling service and printer supply business. Over 20 years, Eddie and Karen have carefully steered their family and The Ink Shop business along a path based on customer demand and feedback. Eddie and Karen have implemented much of their experience from working across the IT industry, corporate markets, government sectors and later as business consultants. Karen said, “We place a very high value on customer service and will always go the extra distance to support everyone from our larger corporate clients who require ongoing complex computer network support to our local families” she said. “There are many vulnerable people in our community who need support and look for someone they can trust. You can add so much to an elderly person’s quality of life if you can go into their home and help integrate their internet, phone, printers, music, iPad or smart TV. Not everyone has a son, friend or daughter to assist with today’s tech world. It was a pleasure to meet Eddie and Karen Young. Their compassion for the human kind is palpable and their ability to communicate with each other and share their vision across the community has allowed them to hit the big 21 years in business – Congrats and thank you.



How do you maintain personal and business relationships? From a business perspective, I think consumers expect service and quality and if you can genuinely provide consistent quality and service and maintain a high level of trust then you are on the way to sustaining a great long-term relationship. Personally, I feel that a relationship should be based on a future together rather than the present. Sometimes we focus a lot on the present and short-term that we fail to see the long-term benefits of love and friendship. What drives you to keep pushing ahead in business? We love expanding people’s awareness and helping people achieve cost-effective solutions. We are a passionate family who strive to develop each other and assist our community to grow stronger for years to come. What does it mean to you to celebrate your 21st Birthday at The Ink Shop We think that for any stand-alone retail business to still be here 21 years later is a reasonable achievement – especially in today’s economy. We have seen a lot of businesses come and go from Bribie Island and we owe a lot of gratitude to our local community – we have worked hard to create a partnership with the local community in the hope that we can be here in another 20 years. It is not a time to pat ourselves on the back but rather to thank our community – yes we are proud. Who’s the cook in The Ink ShopYoung household? The kitchen is Karen’s ‘happy place’ and Eddie describes Karen as a kitchen dominator but for good reason – Karen loves to cook Japanese and Asian inspired food which all started with Karen’s connection to Japan when Karen lived there for a few years. What Services does The Ink Shop offer in 2018? We are one-stop-shop. We recycle and refill ink cartridges and provide new cartridges as needed – We sell the complete range of technology – We service everything. We cover everything from refilling your ink cartridge, repairing your PC or printer, sell new PCs and printers, support the home or business networking and provide a wide range of accessories and retail needs. We have the entire home and small business market covered in one place. How has your staff and team evolved over the years? Fortunately in the IT game you only need a small team, however we are an extremely customer and solutionfocussed team. These days we employ a full-time manager, Ian Doig based at The Ink Shop. Ian is extremely skilled at managing the needs of our customers. We also engage our son, Daniel, who deals with everything to do with ‘New Technology.’ My role is mostly reactive and sustaining/developing our community partnerships. Each of the team perform call-outs across the community based on our customer needs. How do you see Bribie as a Community today?



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Bribie is a terrific community. Over the past 20 years we have seen Bribie population grow significantly. The population is somewhat more transient than we first thought and the quality of schooling on Bribie Island is outstanding. I guess these days people are busier and less aware of what’s going on in the neighbourhood. We try to make sure we communicate through our community partnerships to keep abreast of a changing demographic. How do you partner and support the community today? The Community has kept us in business for all these years – they have a right to ask for sponsorships and support and we will then be here for another 20 years. As our children grew up we were always part of school groups and sporting organisations. These days we try to maintain smart community partnerships for the benefit both parties. Our best results in business have come not so much from advertising but more from sponsorship and partnering with the community. What impact has the local customer had on The Ink Shop? Listening to our customers is our single most important focus - It is interesting because our customers have always driven our need to grow and diversify. It was our customers who created the demand for a diversified service that integrated our Retail and Ink business with our PC Retail and Support Service. How can we best educate our community in the tech space? Years ago Eddie used to present to the Seniors IT Club on Bribie. There were about 1000 members back then and we use to have about 300 attend one of my presentations. These days, the best way is for customers to simply call us or drop in and visit us – ask questions – put your hand up and we will assist you and your family.

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6 WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! FRIDAY 31 AUGUST – BIRALI BUSH DANCE – 4pm – 5.30 pm FREE – Come along with your dancing feet and water bottle and join the Staff and families from the Birali Steiner School at the Bush Dance. Please bring a plate of food to share for a light supper. ALL AGES WELCOME - Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Ave, Beachmere. EVERY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER WITNESSING/JP SERVICE, 9am 9.30am Outside IGA, Beachmere Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Beachmere & James Rds. EVERY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER BINGO, eyes down at 1pm, Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Ave. Contact Gwen 5496 8775 EVERY MONDAY SEPTEMBER MAH JONG, 9am-12pm Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Ave. Contact Gwen 5496 8775 EVERY TUESDAY SEPTEMBER BEACHMERE ASSIST, 9am-11am The Beach Shak Café, 5 Biggs Ave, Beachmere. FREE weekly drop in! All Welcome: contact Lyn & Dave 0459 929 291 or email EVERY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER CARDS 9am – noon, Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Ave, Contact Madeline 5496 2503. WEDNESDAY’S (except 4th EACH MONTH) SOUL and LINE DANCING, 6-7pm Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Ave. Contact Gwen

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5496 8775. EVERY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER BEACHMERE SLIMMERS SUPPORT GROUP, 9am Beachmere Activity Centre, 25 Biggs Ave. We are a small friendly support group meeting weekly. Joining Fee $15, Weekly Fee $4, Nutritionally sound program devised by local dietitian Cathie Lowe. For info contact Sue (07) 5496 2957 OR Find us on Facebook. EVERY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER BEACHMERE SCOUTS - CUBS, (ages 7-10 years, boys & girls) 5.50pm - 7pm at Beachmere Activity Centre, 25 Biggs Avenue, Beachmere, contact for more information SUNDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER CAR BOOT SALE, 7am–11am, Beachmere Village Shopping Centre Carpark, Cnr Beachmere & James Rds. BOOK a stall NOW or come along to pick up a BARGAIN! $10 per car, 0456 818 017 FRIDAY, 7 SEPTEMBER LADIES, LET’S DO LUNCH, 12noon, Beachmere Hotel, James Road, come along and meet some ladies who live, work and play in Beachmere. $10 Meals & Drinks at your own expense. COCKTAILS NOW AVAILABLE. Please RSVP to Christine 0413 73 95 73 (1st Fri each month).

The “Fabulous” Art Gallery opened for five days over August at the old RSL / Bowls Club building in Main Street, Beachmere and was a resounding success in the number of artists who exhibited and the quality of the artwork displayed. The event was well patronised by the Beachmere and Moreton Bay community along with visitors to the area, with well over a hundred people attending each day. During that time our Resident Artist, Doreen Howes, spent an hour and a half each day sketching portraits for patrons who made a donation. Doreen wanted to thank the community and said, ”The gold coin donation raised $61.00 for the Beachmere Op Shop For Wildlife. I sketched 19 portraits for fun and several people paid more than asked and I thank them for their kindness. I enjoyed meeting lots of interesting people and it was good to be able to practice the quick sketches.” Pictured is Neil Kelly, (no relation to Ned) with the artist and his portrait which Doreen helped to frame. Neil has been a Beachmere resident for over 15 years and is really pleased with Doreen’s portrayal of him. He is also happy to see the community spirit is thriving here. Doreen would also like to thank Beachmere Area Network Group (BANG) for the opportunity they have given her and all the other artists to display their work in a well run event. Congratulations BANG.

TUESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER BEACHMERE MEN’S SHED, 9am, Beachmere Activity Centre, 25 Biggs Ave, Contact Secretary 0490 871 225 (2nd Tue each month). WEDNESDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER CRAFT GROUP, 1.30pm, Beachmere Uniting Church, Cnr Moreton Tce & Second Ave. Bring your craftwork & gold coin donation. Enjoy a cuppa and chat and make new friends while you work. Everyone welcome. Enquiries. Rev Michele 0417 067 992 (2nd & 4th Wed each month). TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER BEACHMERE LIONESS MEETING, from 9am Beachmere Activity Centre, 25 Biggs Ave, All Welcome, just show up. (3rd Tue each month) TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER BANG SOCIAL – GUEST SPEAKER: PETER FLANNERY 6pm-8pm, Beachmere Activity Centre, 25 Biggs Ave. Come meet your local Council member RSVP 16 SEPTEMBER or 0456 818 017 WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER BEACHMERE LIONS MEETING, 6.30pm-7pm, Beachmere Activity Centre, 25 Biggs Ave. Please phone 0417 781 562 to attend. (3rd Wed each month) THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER BEACHMERE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH, 9am at Beachmere Activity Centre, 25 2018 - Issue 28

Biggs Ave (3rd Thur each month) THURSDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER COFFEE WITH A COP, 10.30am at Beach Shak Café, Biggs Ave, Beachmere. An opportunity for members of the Qld Police to enjoy conversation with our local community. (3rd Thur each month) WEDNESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER CRAFT GROUP, 1.30pm, Beachmere Uniting Church, Cnr Moreton Tce & Second Ave. Bring your craftwork & gold coin donation. Enjoy a cuppa and chat and make new friends while you work. Everyone welcome. Enquiries. Rev Michele 0417 067 992 (2nd & 4th Wed each month) FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER LADIES, LET’S DO LUNCH, 12pm, Beachmere Hotel, James Road, come along and meet some ladies who live, work and play in Beachmere. $10 Meals & Drinks at your own expense. ALL WELCOME. Please RSVP to Christine 0413 73 95 73 (1st Fri each month). SUNDAY, 7 OCTOBER CAR BOOT SALE, 7am–11am, Beachmere Village Shopping Centre Carpark, Cnr Beachmere & James Rds. BOOK a stall NOW or come along to pick up a BARGAIN! $10 per car, info@bang. 0456 818 017 (1st Sunday each month) SATURDAY, 13 OCTOBER BEACHMERE LIONESS “SPRING FAIR” – “SAVE THE DATE” – Clayton Park, Beachmere

LNP to boost Beachmere Community Disaster meningococcal program Management Team vaccination LNP Leader Deb Frecklington today Terry Poole has done a fantastic job in his role as Beachmere’s Community Disaster Management Co-ordinator, liaising with Moreton Bay Regional Council and developing relationships with other emergency services in the Moreton Bay region.

committed to making changes to Queensland’s meningococcal vaccination program to protect young Queenslanders from the deadly disease. Ms Frecklington attended Meningococcal Australia’s Inaugural #goforzo Lunch in Brisbane to raise Beachmere has a population in excess of funds for meningococcal awareness 4500 residents and both roads into our and to remember 20-year old Zoe community can, and have been, cut off in McGinty who tragically passed away previous flood events and bush fires. from a deadly strain of the disease last The last big storm to hit Beachmere last year. year brought down trees and live powerlines “It’s totally unacceptable that the in the Biggs Avenue dog park area. Energex number of people contracting this were unable to attend for over 16 hours due terrible disease is increasing every year to flooded roads and road closures. So, it in Australia,” Ms Frecklington said. is important to have a local team to take “Sadly here in Queensland, the responsibility to manage issues and liaise number of notifiable cases has more with MBRC than doubled in the last five years, with 30 cases already reported in Terry, and his team, have been invited to 2018.* participate in the upcoming Emergency “It’s clear more needs to be done, Services Expo. The event will be held on which is why other states are boosting Sunday 14 October at the Volunteer Marine their immunisation programs. Rescue site, off Sylvan Beach Esplanade, “The Palaszczuk Government has a Bellara, from 10am till 2 pm. responsibility to step up and increase funding to prevent more people It will be a great family event showcasing contracting this deadly disease as well. the latest emergency equipment, with policemen, fire fighters, ambulance, SES and “If elected the LNP would introduce a targeted Meningococcal B vaccination Marine Rescue staff to name a few. There program and investigate extending the will also be a free jumping castle and Little ACWY programs further. Squirt Fire Engine for the kids. “We urge Annastacia Palaszczuk to Put it in your calendar and learn how to adopt a bi-partisan approach to this get your home ready for bushfire and storm issue and fast-track this important season. initiative before the next state election. If you would like to volunteer with “Queenslanders shouldn’t have to wait the Beachmere Community Disaster Management team please email terryp077@ another two years for more action on this deadly disease.” or call 0456 818 017.



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After becoming the first council in South East Queensland to make the pledge to phase out single-use plastic straws, Moreton Bay Regional Council has now removed plastic straws at Council-operated venues and events.

(Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism) will also require market and food vendors to comply with the region’s new direction on single-use plastic straws beginning with the next major event, Moreton Kids Festival in October.

This simple measure, will hopefully make a huge difference on the overall amount of non-biodegradable plastics ending up in landfill or in our waterways and patrons will no longer be given single-use plastic straws at facilities like the Morayfield Sport and Events Centre or Redcliffe Cultural Centre.

Moreton Bay, one of the country’s most important coastal resources, comes to mind as part of our responsibility to make sure rubbish like single-use straws doesn’t end up harming local marine life. I hope this pledge by Council inspires our local sporting and community groups to join the cause as well as local businesses to do the same and follow suit.

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Every year, on the second of September, families across Australia come together to celebrate perhaps one of the most influential figures in their lives- their father. The day is filled with laughter and the recalling of fond memories- whether that be the terrible jokes or looking back at old pictures. It is a time for appreciating the fathers across Australia for all that they do for their families. Many younger children make handmade gifts and cards, families also chose to participate in activities such as boating or lunches. Despite being celebrated on different dates in other countries, this universally recognised day is a momentous occasion for many people. Father’s Day is thought to have originated in the United States in the 1910’s and quickly spread across the world. Many traditions have also become prevalent in multiple cultures when celebrating this day. In Germany, fathers dress up in odd outfits to celebrate their day. Mexicans gather around to watch the El Día Parade, the main feature of the parade being a twenty-one-kilometre race in Mexico City, this is called the Carrera del Día del Parade. In Nepal, many Nepalese take part in religious rituals called Gokarna Aunsi. This ritual involves spending quality time with fathers, honouring them by offering food and gifts and praying for fathers who may have passed on. In Thailand, people used to wear yellow and presented their fathers with a canna flower, symbolic of the masculinity they represent. However, in recent years the


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colour has been changed to pink. In Brazil, may families join together and celebrate through a barbeque called Dis dos Pais. In Australia most families can be found out fishing or enjoying a nice lunch. In Victoria, the state continues tradition by awarding the Local Community Father of the Year. Each year children are given the opportunity to nominate their father by writing or drawing about what their dad does for them and why their dad is so important to themselves. It can be seen that all across the world, families get together to celebrate the amazing things that their dads do for them. From helping their children to learn to ride a bike to being a support system, fathers deserved to be recognised for their efforts. It only takes a few minutes to call and wish a happy Father’s Day or to write a card and it makes all the difference. Many father’s look back on previous gifts and memories with a fond recollection, remembering the handmade cards covered in glitter or the coupons books that, still years later are sought after. Father’s Day is a time for spending with family and creating new memories. Wishing all the fathers out there, a happy Father’s Day.




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Every September the Rotary Clubs of Bribie Island, Caboolture and Sunshine Coast Central, combine to hold a Charity Race Day, at Corbould Park, Caloundra. This year will be our 16th year and the meeting will be held on Sunday, 9 September 2018. Attendees can choose between a number of options – from general admission (where they buy their own lunch – or bring it with them) to a Luncheon Soiree in the VIP Favourites Room. A bus is also provided ($25pp) which will take you to and from the Race meeting. Details to register your interest are set out in the flyer below. Since its inception the Race day has raised over $360,000 for Rotary and much needed local Projects. Many Rotarians and friends from throughout our District - Brisbane, Gympie, Murgon, Kingaroy and the Sunshine Coast get together for a fun day. Each year we select a Rotary program as principal recipient of the funds raised. This year funds will go to “Lift the Lid on Mental Illness” a National mental health fundraising and awareness initiative of Australian Rotary Health, that aims to raise funds for mental health research. A timely contribution in view of the depression and suicides happening in our rural communities due to the drought. Members of Rotary clubs provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary reaches out to community, business and professional leaders and their organisations to support Rotary projects. There are many ways that

Community people and organisations may contribute. Some join Rotary, others offer their skills and experience, or give donations and sponsorships. Partnering your business with us for a Rotary project is yet another way to benefit both you and your community. Our motto is “Service Above Self”. For those who have never attended a race day this is a fine opportunity to experience one of Australia’s greatest pastimes. Costs for the day are entirely up to the individual and a little flutter with “Bob the Bookie” on that “grey outsider” might well pay for any expenses you have. So, come and help us raise funds for a worthwhile cause ! And, get ready to make your “Marx” at our “Day at the Races”. You do not need to be a Rotarian to attend but you will meet some very interesting people – perhaps even the illustrious “Dr Hackenbush”.

‘Basic Education and Literacy’ In Rotary This Month. By Anne Matthews - Public Relations Director, Rotary Club of Bribie Island For those ‘Briberians’ who may not know, the addition of January and February to our calendar moved the months September, October, November, and December to later in the year so they now no longer correspond with the original meaning of their names. In the Roman calendar, September’s original name in Latin meant “seventh” month. September comes from the Latin root “septem”, meaning “seven,” because in the original Roman republican calendar September was the seventh month of the year rather than the ninth. Today’s September marks the beginning of Spring in Australia, and indeed, new life, as can

be seen in our gardens. What better month to hold Rotary’s “Basic Education and Literacy” promotion – something that can create a new life for those who participate. Did you also know that almost 800 million of the world’s population over the age of 15 are illiterate? In developed countries we know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Yet so many do not have these basic skills. This can be seen in developing countries such as Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, Liberia and The Philippines, where poverty remains as the primary cause of illiteracy. 2018 - Issue 28

members opened a girls’ school to break the cycle of poverty and social imbalance. Teaching adults to read: Rotary members in the United States partnered with ProLiteracy Detroit to recruit and train tutors after a study showed that more than half of the local adult population was functionally illitera Since 2009, Rotary International has been working with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to promote early childhood reading.

In 1985 Rotary declared basic literacy to be a pre-condition to the development of peace. Today, Rotary clubs all over the world are taking action to enhance basic education and literacy in their communities. Rotary supports education for all children and literacy for children and adults. It is worth us all acknowledging that the World’s future is in our children ! As part of its commitment to basic education, the Rotary Club of Bribie Island is providing the “Teacher in a Box” program and training in its use to people in PNG. Teacher in a Box (TIB) uses re-purposed laptops, which act as both a browser and a server, to provide offline access to over 10,000 educational and vocational videos which are stored in the system. The system can also be accessed by a Wi-Fi device. We take internet access for granted, but this is such a wonderful tool for rural villages and countries where there is limited, or no, internet access. Locally, we support education through our Rotary Youth programs and with our EarlyAct and Interact Clubs. For example, Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a program for 14-17 years olds,

which aims to provide young people with the opportunity to develop their potential and self-esteem. The program is for those who aren’t already leaders and helps them develop their leadership skills so that they can excel in their chosen fields. Internationally, Rotary members have made amazing things happen, such as: Opening schools: In Afghanistan, Rotary

Through the program, a child receives an age-appropriate book each month until age five. Rotary clubs throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom have been teaming up with Dolly to bring books to children in hundreds of local communities. This is not a 9 to 5 operation – but 24/7. So the next time you buy a raffle ticket from our well known raffle lady, Lurline, or

buy a bacon and egg roll or sausage from our Van at the Bribie Markets, remember that the proceeds from your purchase will assist basic education both locally and in developing countries. All monies collected go to charity – none to overheads or administration. Like Dolly, your contributions can help both adults and children keep abreast of modern learning skills.

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By Cathy McGillvray

12 WEEKS TO A NEW YOU! You Don’t Have To Be 50 To Join The Fit Beyond 50

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“believed that others over 50 weren’t being catered for in your “average” gym.” “This has led to a bit of confusion and we are constantly being asked if someone who is 35, or 47, or not 50 until next month can train with us and of course they can and do. The wonderful flipside to that are the calls from those over 80 who participate in personal training and circuit classes and love them, so maybe the name is perfect after all.” “Then there is the name of those things that really focus people on reaching their goals. The 12 Week Challenges. But why are they called a Challenge?” “Because when you participate in a 12 Week Challenge you are challenged to focus on reaching your goal in exactly 12 weeks, instead of having a vague idea about losing a vague amount of weight, becoming vaguely fitter and vaguely healthier in a vague time. Not a “few” months, not sometime this year, in Exactly 12 Weeks from the day you start.” “Remember a challenge isn’t about being better than anyone else, not about flogging yourself and definitely not about starving! You are challenged to reach YOUR Goals and change your lifestyle in ways that are sustainable after the challenge.” “Now I can ramble about how and why our challenges work but if you really want to know what you can achieve read what three of our challenge winners have to say. These amazing people just concentrated on doing their best and the results speak for themselves…..” “Peter won the “2018 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” challenge at the”“start of this year....”

““For many years I have struggled with my weight. Repeated episodes of fad diets, weight watchers, gym programmes and dieticians have failed to provide any lasting success. Recently, after 6 months of colds, flu and eventually pneumonia, I had reached almost 106kg and was feeling very low.” “Appealing to my competitive nature, my wife suggested I enter a 12 week weight loss competition with FIT BEYOND 50. Cathy was my PT for the programme. So I had one weekly PT session with her as well as one weekly” “Circuit Class with Andrew.” “Cathy’s support, encouragement, advice, expert training and total professionalism combined with Andrew’s enthusiasm to get my best effort, resulted in my losing 16.1kg and 57.9cm (15.28% body weight) and winning the 12 week competition.”

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Use a stable high backed chair, please wear flat bottomed shoes or sandals with a back strap so they can’t flick off. If you feel uncomfortable or concerned about any of these movements do not do them or stop! Don’t try these exercises alone if you concerned or are unsure of your ability to complete them. Make sure you have a stable friend or family member on hand when you begin to practice these exercises. Only ever move at a speed that feels comfortable for YOU. Start slowly with each exercise until you become used to exercises, remember that you are asking your body to do something new. You may be comfortable only performing one of the exercises and not be comfortable doing the others. That is ok! Everyone’s body reacts differently to different movements. Never do something that you are nervous about by yourself. If you are at all worried please have a helpful, stable person around to make you feel more confident and secure.

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The exercises below are stretching and balance exercises similar to what we do in Heartbeats classes. When the exercises work one leg at a time – think about your body, does one hip have better movement than the other? Is one knee more stable/stronger than the other? Take each exercise slowly and carefully especially if walking and/or turning are difficult. If possible make sure someone is with you for support. Remember exercising does becomes easier if it is done regularly and small changes can make a big difference. Even practicing only one exercise a day will help improve your fitness. So use your chair, put on your flat bottomed secure shoes, ask a stable family member or friend to help if you want to and let’s start.

Chair Knee Lifts

Use a stable chair for support – but do not lean as chair may tip or slide Stand with toes in a straight line and feet slightly apart Raise one foot up to a height that is comfortable for YOU! Hold for a count of “one and two” Lower foot back to ground and hold for a count of “one and two” Repeat slowly on the other leg – remember one leg may be more stable than the other Only do as many knee raises as you feel comfortable doing up to 15. Rest

Chair Arm Raises

Sit upright with your shoulders back in a stable chair Have feet placed on the floor with toes in a straight line and feet slightly apart Rest arms on your legs. Reach both arms out from body keeping them as straight as you are comfortable with Hold for count of “one and two” Reach up to a place you are comfortable with and hold for a count of “one and two” Slowly lower arms back to resting on your knees Repeat slowly, only do as many are raises as you feel comfortable doing up to 15. Rest

Chair Back Stretch

Sit upright with your shoulders back in a stable chair Have feet slightly apart and feet flat on the ground Lace the fingers of your hands together and place them across the front of your right knee. SLOWLY Lean as far toward your right knee as you can comfortable go, breathing out as you do. Do not pull on your knee to help your reach forward! Hold for the count “one and two” SLOWLY return to an upright position. Spend 3 seconds leaning forward and 3 seconds returning. Repeat 4 times on the right side then repeat on the left. Rest

Chair 3/4 Squats

Use a very stable chair! Stand behind the chair and place your hands on the top of the chair back. SLOWLY Squat slightly, lowering your hips about 4 inches, making sure your knees don’t extend beyond your toes. Count “one and two” on the way lowering yourself Hold for a count “one and two” And SLOWLY stand back up Wait for a count of 20 before repeating Focus on trying to keep your heels down, if you can. Remember one leg may be more flexible than the other leg – that is ok! Only go as low as is comfortable for you and both heels remain on the ground. Repeat slowly only do as many raises as you feel comfortable doing up. Rest

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“First prize was another 12 weeks of weekly PT and Circuit sessions which supported my efforts to maintain my weight loss and in fact I lost a further 2.5kg and 2.1cm. Thanks to Cathy and Andrew, my fitness has improved out of sight. I have not had so much as a sniffle this year and feel very positive about both my image and my fitness level. I can now get up and down Mt. Beerburrum three times without stopping!!!”” “Trish our winner of the “2017 Spring Into Summer” challenge was over the moon” “with her 10.7kg loss that she achieved by eating more food than ever before…”


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““3 years ago I took the first step through the doors of Fit Beyond 50. I had gone to other gyms in the past but since moving to Bribie I was looking for something a” “little different. I found my “Little different” with Andrew and Cathy.” “The circuit classes with Andrew are challenging but fun at the same time. The atmosphere is always happy and welcoming.” “The friendships I have made since joining Fit Beyond 50 are quite unique and ones

“Working with Cathy on my fitness and weight loss has been awesome. She has” “been nothing but encouraging and supportive with all aspects of my wellbeing. My workout sessions were tailored to achieve exactly what we had discussed during our first meeting.” “Although it was hard work, there was always an element of fun and enjoyment, this was important in keeping me motivated. When I thought I couldn’t manage something in the gym, Cathy would provide a variation that allowed me to build up to the full exercise. In no time I was achieving physical feats that I believed to be impossible. There was no shouting, no humiliation just pure encouragement.” “Cathy is a very knowledgeable and personable trainer, I have trusted and valued her guidance throughout my journey and this has driven me forward enabling me to achieve my goals, and I will continue to follow her regimes and advice into the future.” “Finding Cathy and Fit Beyond 50 has been mind, body and life-changing. I would recommend Fit Beyond 50 to anyone who wants to make a serious difference to benefit their health, fitness and improve their lifestyle.””

I doubt I would have made at any other establishment.” “Just recently I completed my first 12 week challenge with awesome results.” “Results I could not have achieved with the guidance, support and constant encouragement from my” “personal trainer Cathy. I would highly recommend giving Fit Beyond 50 a try, you won’t be disappointed!!!! My only regret is I didn’t walk through their door sooner!!!”” “Marlene lost 12.2kg to win the 2017 New

“So now it’s your turn to challenge yourself and focus on your health, happiness and maybe you will be who I” “will be naming as our next 12 week challenge winner.”

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New transport stretcher a major step forward for critical care patients

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Critically ill patients travelling from Caboolture Hospital will benefit from a new state-of-theGVH Aerospace’s Brett Worsley, Caboolture Hospital art patient transport stretcher. The new Inter-Hospital Transfer Executive Director Dr Lance Le Ray, Dr Doug Bridge and Stretcher, which will Feinbloom and Dr Sean Keogh with the new patient transport stretcher. be used for patients requiring an emergency transfer to other Emergency Director Dr Sean Keogh hospitals, has been purchased with who has more than 25 years’ experience $170,000 raised by the Caboolture in aeromedical and road-based retrieval Hospital Auxiliary. of critically ill patients – said the new stretcher was one the most user-friendly The new transfer stretcher is lightand effective he had seen. weight and features a modular design which allows several pieces of critical “I’m very pleased that Caboolture care equipment to be securely attached Hospital now has immediate access to and carried safely with the patient on this equipment for patients requiring the stretcher, rather than being held transfer to other hospitals,” Dr Keogh separately. said. “I sincerely thank the auxiliary for its wonderful support of Caboolture Caboolture Hospital Emergency Staff Hospital and the community.” Specialist Dr Doug Feinbloom said the state-of-the-art stretcher demonstrated a Brisbane’s GVH Aerospace designed major step forward in the safe transfer of the new stretcher. Australia Pacific critical care patients from Caboolture. Operations Director Brett Worsley said it followed the same specifications as their “All aspects of patient handling have aircraft range to ensure a robust and safe been addressed, from loading and system for transferring patients. unloading the patient to equipment security while in transit,” Dr Feinbloom “The new stretcher was designed in close said. “Previously, equipment for patients collaboration with medical professionals, needing transfer was not secured to the considering not only aeronautical stretcher, which could prove challenging certification requirements but also for ED and QAS staff in an emergency. clinical care requirements,” Brett said. “This stretcher is an example of excellent “We are thrilled that Caboolture Hospital engineering and collaboration with selected our system to help improve the front-line clinicians.” Caboolture Hospital health of its patients.”

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So when we talk about stress busters the number one go-to mineral is magnesium. It is known as the calming/ anti-stress mineral and nature’s tranquiliser. Magnesium has a huge role in all areas of the body and its functions. It turns food into energy and helps regulate blood sugar levels. It is a catalyst in the production of ATP, the body’s energy source. It is muscle relaxant, required for brain function, nerve function, strengthening bones and teeth, is an energy booster, fights depression, helps with PMS, heart health, reduces high blood pressure, regulates cholesterol and so much more, including assisting with chocolate cravings!!


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eggplant, cocoa, and garlic. The amount contained in foods is variant on the amount of magnesium in the soil, which is depleted through chemical fertilisers and acid rain. It is also available in many supplement forms, so it is important to choose one that is readily available, easily absorbed and effective. It is best absorbed by the body when taken at night, in powder form and when taken with an acid such as tomato juice or apple juice. Stress depletes magnesium. Stimulants such as coffee, coke, tea also contribute to the loss of magnesium and other minerals in the body.

Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals thong collection helps regional and remote patients

250 pairs of thongs. “Caboolture Hospital Nurse Navigator Nikia Goldsmith was shocked to hear that some rural and remote patients could not board planes to visit tertiary healthcare centres because they didn’t own shoes,� Dr Le Ray said. “She was motivated to help patients who had a significant disadvantage because they lacked a basic clothing item, so she started ‘Walk a mile in my thongs’ aiming to collect new thongs for people who needed them. “Simply giving a pair of thongs to people can mean that they are able to board a plane and access the heathcare they need, no matter where they live.� Dr Le Ray said the hospital was proud to support Nikia’s initiative and the goal of collecting 250 pairs was surpassed early on with 515 pairs collected by the end of July.

If you are deficient in magnesium, which many people are, you may suffer from cramps, stress, irritability, anxiety, muscle weakness, insomnia, high blood pressure, fatigue, memory loss, apathy, painful periods, irregular heartbeat, hyperactivity, depression, confusion, and calcium deposits such as kidney stones, as well as bed wetting in children and incontinence in the elderly. If you are taking Vitamin B6 for PMS and you are deficient in magnesium, it won’t have any effect, as magnesium is required to convert B6 to its active form.

“Donations came in from individuals and teams across Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals, Kmart Morayfield, QSuper and First Choice Care,� Dr Le Ray said. “These kind contributions will help 515 men, women and children travel from rural and remote areas in Cape York to access care.�

Magnesium is stored in the bones, muscles, and soft tissues. Magnesium is one of the body’s main alkaline minerals. It is not made by our bodies so we require it from our diet. It is thus refered to as an Essential mineral.

Carmen Lizasoain is a newly qualified Naturopath. Like her on Facebook - Imagine Health and Happiness. Information provided herein is general in nature and does not replace personalised advice from a health professional.

Food sources include nuts, seeds, peas, beans, green leafy vegetables, kelp,

Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals have collected more than 500 pairs of thongs to ensure patients in regional and remote areas of Cape York can continue to access vital health care services. Caboolture and Kilcoy hospitals and Woodford Corrections Health Executive Director Dr Lance Le Ray said the two local hospitals initially set out to collect

The thongs will now be sent to the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service in Cairns to distribute as needed. The thong collection was one of many activities at Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals during the annual ‘Kindness in July’ celebrations. Staff were also encouraged to call out kindness by telling someone when their actions or words impressed, by dropping them a personal note or filling in a ‘Call Out Kindness’ card.

DENTURE CLINIC NOW OPEN Ernie-James Galon BOralH, MDentPros (Qld) Dental Prosthetist Ernie-James Galon completed his Diploma of Dental Technology from TAFE Queensland in 2007. He further completed a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology (post-registration) at Griffith University in 2012. Ernie-James continued his education in prosthetic dentistry and completed a Master of Dental Prosthetics in 2013, where he was awarded, The School of Dentistry and Oral Health Clinical Award. His Masters research focused on the psychology of denture patients and it’s affect towards prognosis, diagnosis and treatment outcomes. More recently (2015), Ernie-James has been involved within student learning, undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Griffith University. During his formal studies in higher education, he has been involved with the School of Dentistry and Oral Health as a Visiting Associate Lecturer in Dental Prosthetics. This includes, supervising postgraduate students during their clinical sessions, supervising

both dental technology and dental science undergraduates during their technical laboratory sessions, lecturing clinical prosthetic theory, and exam moderation. Currently, Ernie-James is completing a professional doctorate in Psychology. As a practicing dental prosthetist, Ernie-James is a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetist Association (ADPA) and frequently attends conferences to continue his professional development. Clinically, his primary focus is on patient care, understanding and education, delivering a detailed research and evidence based approach towards treatment planning and prosthetic dental care.

Ernie-James Galon BOralH, MDentPros (Qld) Dental Prosthetist Qualifications:

Doctor of Psychology (2020) Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology Diploma of Dental Technology

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The Importance of socializing when you get older

Bribie Respite and Support Services We offer tailored disability care support, as well as aged and dementia care support. Too often older people become isolated once they retire or as a consequence of the loss of a spouse, family member or friend. Isolation can lead to depression, loneliness, increased memory loss and even the exacerbation of other, health-related conditions. On the other hand, we know that social support protects against cognitive decline and other medical conditions. Staying socially

stimulating activities with others appears to impede the decline caused by dementia related conditions we carefully research the activities we run. They are designed to be challenging but at a level that allows people to participate fully and feel satisfied with their efforts. The combination of challenge and fun is a real boost for morale and people come away feeling uplifted.


For older people and people with dementia, Bribie Respite and Support Services offers diversional therapy-based activities including group games, craft and conversation.For people with a disability, Bribie Respite and Support Services offers an education and development program, teaching social and self-care skills such as cooking, money management, dance and drama, sports and recreation.From 2019 Bribie Respite and Support Services will offer overnight respite and in-home support.We can offer NDIS planning assistance.

Call us on 07 3408 2112 to RSVP or just pop along 96 -108 Arcadia Ave, Woorim, Bribie Island QLD e.

connected with friends, family and peers has a positive impact on all relationships and is beneficial to overall wellbeing. In fact, people who have strong social networks live longer and healthier lives than those with little or no socialization.

Day respite programmes are a great way to:

Help people stay connected to the community

Exercise mind and body

As Services Manager of Bribie Respite & Support Services I have seen first-hand the incredibly beneficial impact that socializing with peers has on older people in our community. Even if they don’t think they are isolated or they consider socializing with their spouse and family to be enough we see their health pick up when they start coming to us. They make friends who are at a similar stage in life and with whom they can share their day to day.

Engage in a healthy social environment

Our clients also make friends with our staff who engage them in conversation and in the day to day activity programme and our staff become people they can trust with their concerns. Sometimes familial relationships become more stressful when one partner has dementia and it is beneficial for them to feel appreciated in another social setting. Knowing that engaging in cognitively

For these and other reasons Bribie Respite & Support Services is a service that can protect people from rapid cognitive decline and boost their overall health. Most people who come to us leave happier and more fulfilled. We also provide important rest and relaxation to carers who may need a break. One of our missions at Bribie Respite & Support Services is to educate the Bribie community about the importance of social activity in ageing so that everyone is able to live independently for longer and get more out of life.



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Malcolm Gilby took this photo at Sandstone Point just across from the Caravan Park, there are now two babies in the nest.

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Photo taken by Anne Hughes on Bribie, a gnarled tree coming to life as spring approaches.

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“We would like to see Bribie Island reduce the amount of Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence! We currently have the highest rate in the Moreton Bay Region and want to see it become the lowest. You can help!”

Bribie Island Hairdresser gets ready to go National

There is No Excuse! bond, a hairdresser is often confided in “I’m thrilled that Hairdressers with and hears many stories that may not Hearts, a local Bribie Island initiative, is otherwise be shared. now a registered not for profit company,” As clients shared their stories of domestic said Sonia Colvin, Founder of the initiative. Hairdressers with Hearts aim is violence and elder abuse Sonia felt powerless to help. It’s in Sonia’s nature to see hairdressers providing appropriate to do something, to help out and make a resources to link clients in domestic difference. Determined to find a so-lution violence or elder abuse situations with or at the very least some way to help support services. clients take the first step, she came up “We decided to go with a company structure because my vision is to see hair with the idea of continuing education for salons and barbers right across Australia salon staff. The concept includes providing the being able to do something when Forinmore information please contact Sonia Colvin 3408 1501 appropriate resources within the safe confided by clients.” salon environment to connect anyone The inspiration for Sonia, who’s been facing domestic violence or elder abuse hairdressing since she was 15, came from the fact that hair-dressers have to professional support. Victims are often a unique advantage of being licenced in fear of their lives, afraid to speak up, to touch hair. Personal experience with little self confidence and no idea on has taught Sonia that the very act of where to begin to seek help. THIS ADVERT IS SPONSORED BY: touching hair allows a close and trusted Quality resources are the key and the relationship to develop between the Board of Hairdressers with Hearts Special Thanks to Bribie Bowling Club stylist and their client. As a result of that includes a highly experienced domestic

violence professional who advises on “We would like to see Bribie protocols and the appropriate resources Island reduce the amount of packages for salons. Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence! with Hearts are committed Hairdressers to: We currently have the highest rate in atheproactive Moreton Bay • Taking approach against Region and want to see it domestic violence and elder become the lowest. abuse You can help!” • Providing appropriate training and resources to help hairdressers assist victims who confide in them • Harnessing the resources of the community to make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by domestic violence and elder abuse “I’m really humbled and encouraged to see businesses and services groups across Bribie Island jumping on board to support this idea,” said Sonia who estimates that in less than 2 years approxi-mately 80 individuals have been helped by Hairdressers with Hearts.

from 2pm to 5pm. The launch is an opportunity to meet the Board and hear Sonia share her vision for the future of Hairdressers with Hearts. Cost is $25 and includes bubbles on arrival, delicious finger foods, music, tea, coffee and a chance to mix and mingle with fellow supporters of this great cause. Tickets are available from Hair 4507 or by following the booking link on the Hairdressers with Hearts Facebook page.

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to make the most of your post working life? Many hands make light work and when it comes to running a not for profit, especially one in the establishment phase, there are lots of hands needed. Hairdressers with Hearts would love to hear from anyone who can volunteer a few hours to help out with administrative tasks and from any pro-fessional accountants who are keen to volunteer their services. Email: hairdresserswhearts@gmail. com Connect with us on Facebook Article provided by Michelle Hanton, Dragon Sisters 0418 898082

There is No Excuse!

The Official Bribie Island Launch

Hairdressers with Hearts official launch takes place on Saturday 13th October at Serenity @The Wa-terways, Bongaree

For more information please contact Sonia Colvin 3408 1501


Special Thanks to Bribie Bowling Club




the list goes on. There are 4 styles of bungalow that cater for Honeymooners and romantics all with water views. Busu Island Eco Retreat on the island of Malaita is located in the Langa Langa Lagoon and is an ideal place to absorb cultural life. Hone your canoeing skills in some of the clearest water on the island or maybe “fall in” for a swim.

The Solomon Islands are one of the South Pacific’s most intriguing and yet least explored regions. A scattered archipelago of around 1000 islands and low lying coral atolls of Guadalcanal

Cuttlefish (capital Honiara), Santa Isabel, San Cristobel, Choiseul, Santa Cruz group, Gizo and New Georgia, the Solomons offers great dive spots, eco lodges and restaurants. In 1568 Spanish navigator Alvaro de Mendana became the first European to “discover” Santa Isobel Island and have contact with the Islas Salomon people. His aim was to convert the ‘heathens’ to Christianity. Their first landing was at Santa Isabel where they found the locals to be cordial but as cannibals and offering a body part as food -the Spanish soon realised that making a hasty retreat to Peru would be adviseable.

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Diving World War II wrecks in Guadalcanal is one of the major attractions.

Guadalcanal is considered one of the best dive sites in the world. The wrecks of Kyusyu Maru, and the USS John Penn have recorded one of the highest fish counts in the world. Exotic fish species including Red Tailed Flashers, painted Thecacera and Yamasui’s Cuthoha will be names familiar to fish experts. Dives take between 4 to 6 people- no crowded boats and no tight time schedules. Try surf drops, snorkelling and village tours with Gizo Adventure Sports providing a comprehensive range of options. The Isabel province is considered one of the best regions in the Pacific with long stretching white sand beaches ideal for the surfing enthusiast. A secret no longer, Solomon Islands newest resort the Papatura Island Retreat is ideal for fishing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, and

Kagata Village is the true Solomon’s experience where you can fish surf and relax all in one day. Three lagoon front bungalows each with private facilities are the ultimate holiday location. Surf the crowd free waves and learn from the Kagata people how tourism is shaping their future. Mr Laurie Leketo supports the community with an initiative to assist local communities. “By staying with the locals your valuable dollar goes back into the local tribes, helping our isolated communities with much needed essentials like food, medicine, education, and housing” he commented. There are Eco lodges for the adventurer and modern hotels for those less inclined to want to ‘rough it’. For a period of time, the Solomons ’fell asleep’ but they have awakened with a dedication to sustainable tourism. The importance of local cuisine and fresh caught is so very enticing. Fat Boys Restaurant 10 minutes by boat from the island of Gizo overlooks the aptly named Plum Pudding Island. Flights from Brisbane and Sydney to Honiara depart 3 times a week.

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New Zealand is a unique destination with wild sweeping landscapes, mountainous backdrops and fiords; contrasted by sandy beaches, boutique shopping districts and an abundance of culture and history. The diversity and proximity of New Zealand make it a perfect holiday destination.

Sit back and relax as you cruise through the breathtaking fiords and dramatic mountain peaks of Milford Sound; carved by glaciers during the ice ages and described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.

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Find us on Facebook Hours open Thursday to Saturday for dinner, Thursday to Sunday for Lunch, Saturday and Sunday for breakfast Cater for Conferences and special celebrations Offer special rates for Charities and Community Groups Silky Sundays will start on 9th of September – Enquire Email Phone for bookings 3474 7899


Next to Sylvan Seafoods Silky Sundays Sunday 9th of Sepetember 12 noon - 4.00 pm Music by Edward A’Bear & Keith Haigh (melodies from the 20’s to the 80’s)


Restaurant now open at 155 Welsby Parade Bongaree. 07 3474 7899



Sandstone Point Community Carols

GEMLIFE BRIBIE ISLAND TO SPONSOR SANDSTONE POINT COMMUNITY CAROLS FOR 2ND YEAR! GEMLIFE- BRIBIE ISLAND is a Luxury Over 50’s resort located at Dux Drive, Bongaree behind the Bribie Island Shopping Centre. Building at the resort commenced in late 2017. The quality of homes and facilities offered at the luxury resort has seen the first stage of approximately 90 homes sell quickly. The 2nd stage was released only a few weeks ago and already sales are exceeding expectation.

Committee wish to thank GEMLIFE-BRIBIE ISLAND for their ongoing support. We are also very excited to announce that a major part of the GEMLIFE sponsorship in 2018 will be the inaugural ‘GEMLIFE FIREWORKS’ which will light up the sky at the end of the Carols Concert.

The Sandstone Point Community Carols are now in their 11th year and are presented by the Sandstone Point Community Association and the Lions Last year Ben Livingstone, General Club of Sandstone Point. It is also Manager of GEMLIFE-BRIBIE ISLAND, did supported by the Sandstone Community not hesitate to agree to GEMLIFE-BRIBIE Church. The event is fast becoming the ISLAND becoming the first ever largest Christmas Carols event in the area “PLATINUM SPONSOR” of The Sandstone with all three groups very keen to ensure Point Community Carols with a donation that this remains a free, non-alcohol, of $5,000. When the Committee event for the whole family. Without the approached Ben again this year, Ben ongoing sponsorship and support, not confirmed GEMLIFE’S desire to support only from GEMLIFE – BRIBIE ISLAND, but the local community event by again all the other local businesses and agreeing to become a “PLATINUM organizations, the Carols Committee could SPONSOR” for the second time with not continue to present this free another donation of $5,000. The Carols Christmas community event.

The whole family is encouraged to come along and enjoy all the rides including a merry-go-round, chair-o-plane, climbing wall with bungee arms, animal petting farm, face painting and other activities from 4.30pm onwards, all of which are totally free. Local dance and music groups will then entertain throughout the afternoon and, of course, don’t forget Santa who will happily meet the children at his sleigh in the Santa Photo booth where children can have their photo taken. At 6.30pm the big voices of the Carols Community Choir will open the Carols Concert where families can sit on their rugs or chairs and join in to sing along to all the Christmas Carols. This year’s Sandstone Point Community Carols will be held on Saturday December 8th at the Sandstone Point Oval, Bestmann Road East.


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Where to Eat The Surf Club Bribie Island

First Avenue, Woorim, Bribie Island Bistro | Bar | Gaming Open for Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Ph: (07) 3408 2141


For example the blue denotes that this is a food business and its on route 4 as its number starts with 4

The Bribie island and Surrounds Meander is divided into five routes, which have a different colour-codes. Member numbers show their places on the routes e.g. 201 is on Route 2 and 301 is on Route 3. The venue colour is different depending on the nature of business. See the key on map page.

11 Marine Parade, Bellara Licensed Venue Waterfront Dining Open 7 Days a week. 407 Ph: (07) 3408 8155

The Coffee Club


How to use this Guide

Sylvan Beach Seafood Cafe

103 For example the green denotes that this is a selective shopping area or business and its on route 1 as its number starts with 1

Our focus is to drive Tourism and Day Trippers to your doorstep. So if you are an artist, potter, sculptor, a bed and breakfast or a shop, Join the Meander now! To become a memeber of the Bribie Island and Surrounds Meander please contact us now for a full detailed leaflet on membership, advertiasing and more.

Bribie Thai & Food take away

Gluten Free friendly Evening deliveries available (Min $30) Lunch: Thursday and Friday 11am to 1.30pm Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday 5pm to Late! Closed Monday Shop 2/75 Cotterill Ave, Bongaree (next to Red Rooster) Find us on Facebook Ph: 04 9007 5353

Trading hours Monday - Sunday 7am to 5pm Shop1/235 Goodwin Drive Bongaree 4507 This is a licensed venue. Ph: 3410 0611

Dock and Dine

Waters Edge, Spinnaker Sound Marina 9-11 Spinnaker Drive Sandstone Point Open 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm 220 BYO available Ph:1300 004 363

Bongaree Hot Bread Open 7 Days ~ 6am-3pm 3 Toorbul Street, Bongaree Ph: 3408 1109



Restaurant now open at 155 Welsby Pareade Bongaree. 07 3474 7899

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155 Welsby Parade Bongaree Ph: 07 3474 7899

On the Passage Corner of Welsby Parade and Kangaroo Ave, Bongaree Ph: 07 3408 0614



e mail: design1@islandandsurrounds.

25 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach


Bribie Harbour Shopping Village TENANT LIST

Bribie Island Bake House Sue’s Café and Takeaway BWS Discount Chemist National Hearing Care Banksia Beach News Woolworths Banksia Beach Medical Cuts Colour & Curls

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My husband Loy & I have been trading at Bribie Island Bakehouse (located at Banksia Beach and Sandstone Point) since Feb 2001. We are a locally owned and operated family business. My Husband and I moved to bribe and purchased our first shop just before the birth of our first child. The following year we had our second child. Our children attended our local primary schools, and both have participate in local sports teams, they are now in high school so consequently my husband and I have supported our local clubs and proved them with our catering services. Because we are ‘locals’ and have been for many years, our business has grown into your local bak-ery and café, we are proud to say that we are well known in our region for a hard working family and have been consistent in producing the very best of service and food for many of our regular customers - We have also had the pleasure of enjoying and making some wonderful friendships through our business and being involved in our local community in many ways by supplying freshly made cakes and much more for special occasions for birthdays, weddings, special milestones and we also catered for wakes. Our food is baked fresh every day and we pride ourselves on the quality of our products, our low prices and most importantly, our customer service. Our specialties and most popular lines are our Chunky steak pies, our traditional sweets and our sour dough breads. We have a huge salad bar with many options of gourmet fresh sandwiches, rolls and wraps are ‘made to order’ as you like it. Our coffee is fabulous - again made to order, take away or dine in. We have two convenient locations; Banksia Beach open Monday to Saturday from 6am Sandstone Point open 7days from 6am Tarsh McConochie



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B R I B I E I S L A N D 101 Donnybrook Caravan Park 102 Donnybrook Bait & Tackle



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Sylvan Beach Sylvan Seafood 407 Resort 414 Island Curtains 413 italk Travel Silver Shores Caravan Park 419 Browns 417 Mitre 10 221 218 Bribie Kiosk & Boat Hire Bribie Island Visitor Centre 219 No Limits 4x4 Hire Goodwin Bribie Island 227 Boat Charters 220 Dock and Dine


416 Surfside News & Beach Permits 415 Woorim Beach Boutique


Serenity Restaurant 419 401 Sandstone Point Hotel Serenity Cafe 420 408 Annas Fashion Bongaree Caravan Park 403 Bribie Book Exchange 418 Bongaree Hot Bread 406



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Bribie Twin Theatre 412

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Gorgeous simple fashion to suit everyone. Remember the Good Old Days? Where we had great customer service, good prices? You get that and more at Woorim Beach Boutique, it’s only the fashion that is on trend and up to date. Senior cards are welcome!

We print anything from Business cards, Brochures, Leaflets to Posters and more! Visit us on the corner of Mc Mahon and Armitage Streets, Bribie Island for a personal consultation with Mark or Aaron.


Open Mon 5 Days | Mon 8am to 5pm Open to Fri 8amtotoFri5pm

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Community Initiative To find out more about Advertising and getting your entity on the map call:Belinda 0447 007 966

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Beerburum, Donnybrook, Meldale Donnybrook Bait and Tackle

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New Member Pelican Artist or Crafter Fresh Fish And Fresh Prawn Cutlets In Season, Burgers, Hotdogs, Sandwiches, Chips ect. Cold Drinks Ice-Blocks, Di Bella Coffee and Hot Chocolate, Slushy’s, Pacific Harvest Bait, Petrol And Diesel, Elgas and all other conveniences Front Of Store Dining Area For You To Sit Down And Enjoy Your Meal

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Open Monday to Friday fron 6am till 5pm, Open Saturday and Sunday from 6am till 3pm Public Holidays close at 2pm


We are the only business on Bribie Island that sells beach permits and are perfectly situated in

WOORIM close to beach entrance!

Come in and see our New Gift Range

Phone: 5498 8247 17 Alice Street Donnybrook

Birding Site Credit Cards Accepted Bike race friendly Historical Building T4

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ISLAND and surrounds We are still looking for Meander Business Owners to join our team. In Return you get Free advertising for your Business for a year! Conditions apply

Route 2 Caboolture, Ningi Sandstone Point, Beachmere


Beachmere Caravan Park

For an affordable, quiet and restful holiday or break in your caravanning journey around Australia you can’t go past Beachmere Caravan Park.

Stationary • Beach Toys • Bribie Island T-Shirts • Hats • Coolers • Exclusive Bribie Island number plates • Drinks • Ice Cream & Slush Puppies • Ice • Bait and Tackle • Sunglasses • Sunscreen • Phone accessories • Lotto and Scratch-it’s

Great Local Friendly Service

This unique seaside village lies on the shores of Moreton Bay, near the estuary of the Caboolture River offering a pleasant beach and good fishing.


Call for Check in times

Phone: (07) 5496 8077 Corner Biggs Avenue & First Avenue, Beachmere

10 North Street, Woorim QLD 4507 Ph 3408 1796


Route 4 Bribie Island 411

Mayyada Bazaar


2 levels of gifts, decor and fashion At Mayyada we have something to suit all tastes and budgets!


OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Sat 9am-5pm CLOSED Sundays & Public Holidays

Phone: 3410 0929 Shop1/23-25 First Ave, Bongaree

Tickets kindly sponsored by

Bribie Twin Theatre

Bribie Island Community Arts

410 Centre

One of Australia’s largest and busiest arts centres, with space for display, retail, workshops and studios, and catering for more than twenty kinds of arts and crafts. The precinct is also home to the Bribie Island Woodcrafters and the Bribie Island Gem and Fossicking Club. Numerous other groups.

Featuring 2 huge screens, surround sound, comfortable air conditioned cinemas and the latest 3D technology, you can be assured that Bribie Cinemas are all about the movies!


Open every day exept Wednesdays _ for times

Phone: 3408 4244 225 First Avenue Bribie Island



Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Phone: 3408 9288 191 Sunderland Drive Banksia Beach

Bribie Harbour Shopping Village

Barn Yard Market ph 0428 383 025 Bribie Island Bake House ph 3408 9811 Sue’s Café and Takeaway ph 3408 8448 BWS (logo Attached) ph 3408 7384 Discount Chemist ph 3408 6444 National Hearing Care ph 3408 7384 Banksia Beach News ph 3408 7713 Woolworths ph 3410 5003


Call for indibvidual shop times

Phone: 0412 649 873 25 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach



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Restaurant now open at 155 Welsby Parade Bongaree. 07 3474 7899 GROUP: Bribie Celtic Fiddlers MEETS: Every last Sunday TIMES: 10am - Noon WHERE: “Vibe” Markets @ Community Arts Centre REMARKS: Regular rehearsals. Keen musicians welcome. COST: $0 CONTACT: Ross 0490 015 353

GROUP: The Bribie Island Community Parkinson’s Support Group MEETS: On the second Thursday of each month (December and January excepted) TIMES: From 1.00pm until 3.00pm WHERE: In the Anzac Room at the Bribie Island RSL Club, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree REMARKS: The meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s and their carers and family members; and anyone in the community with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease COST: a gold coin donation towards postal costs and a gift for guest speakers CONTACT: Co-ordinator David Martin, 0418 750120

GROUP: Bribie Island Family History Interest Group MEETS: We meet in the Anzac Room at the Bribie Island RSL Club at 93 - 105 Toorbul Street, Bongaree WHERE: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 1pm and the second Thursday of the month at 10am, FEBRUARY to DECEMBER. REMARKS: Members talk about their genealogical finds or ask for assistance with their family research. Numerous meetings feature a guest speaker on various subjects. Why not come along to our friendly club, share a cup of tea, coffee and a biscuit and see if we can find your family with you. COST: No Annual Subscription or joining fee CONTACT: Phone Bette on 3408 3096. GROUP: Toorbul & Donnybrook Pensioners Club MEETS: Mondays - Tai Chi 8 - 9 am.; Craft group 9.00 - 11.00; Indoor Bowls 1.00 - 3.30 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month: - Line Dancing 8 - 9a.m. Fridays - Tai Chi 8 - 9 am. WHERE: 1798 Pumicestone Road, Toorbul REMARKS: A Church Service is conducted each month - 3rd Sunday at 8.15 a.m. Fr George from St Michael’s officiates. Our regular monthly meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, with a short Church Service at 9 a.m. followed by morning tea, and the meeting at 10.15 am. COST: Most activities at the club cost members $2; with non-members $3. There is a $10 yearly subscription to become a member from May to April every year. CONTACT: Helen 0428130726, or Ruth: 07 54292310. GROUP: Bribie Island VIEW Club. MEETS: On the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11.30 for 12.00 luncheon, which usually includes a guest speaker. WHERE: Please phone 3408 2152 to be advised of location

REMARKS: VIEW stands for Voice Interests and Education of Women and supports the work of the Smith Family. Other casual functions – morning tea, movie morning – are held during the month. Bribie VIEW sponsors four students through The Smith Family Learning for Life programme. More information can be found at Further information can be found about VIEW generally at, and then follow the “Find a Club” link to Bribie Island. COST: Cost is $25 per head, $2 of which goes directly to our funding for the Smith Family. CONTACT: If you wish to find out more, or come to one of our luncheons, you could speak to Jennifer on 3408 2152 or Pat 3408 3835

GROUP: The Probus Club of Bribie Island Inc MEETS: First Tuesday each month at 9.00am WHERE: Bribie Island RSL Conference Room REMARKS: A mixed fellowship club open to all residents of Bribie Island and surrounding areas. COST: $25.00 joining fee, $25.00 annual membership fee. CONTACTS: Mark Sunter (3408-4145) and Ursula Maffey (3410-0792) GROUP: Pumicestone Passage Probus Club MEETS: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 9.15am for a 9.30am Start WHERE: Bribie Island RSL, Toorbul Street, Bongaree REMARKS: PPP is a mixed club and its ethos is Fun, Fellowship and Friendship. Meetings are relaxed and informative and the club also holds many social events outside of the regular monthly meeting. COST: Annual Subscriptions are $30 single and $60 Couple. CONTACT: please phone Kathy Vincent on 3410 1197 or mobile 0406312074

GROUP: Bribie Masonic Lodge MEETS: On the 2nd Wednesday of the month from Feb – Nov WHERE: 25 Banya st Bongaree at 7 pm. REMARKS: Any member who has not been a regular attender is most welcome also any visiting member from interstate or country member are welcome also. COST: Did not provide CONTACT: Nev 0407 300 765 or Ron 0418 858 855 GROUP: Pumicestone Trefoil Guild MEETS: 3rd Monday each month WHERE: Girl Guides Hut, Webster Street, Bongaree REMARKS: Trefoil Guild is the adult section of Girl Guides Australia COST: $70.00 per annum CONTACT: President Annette on 34082904 or Secretary Pat on 34084079. GROUP: National Servicemen’s Association (Nashos) MEETS: First Tuesday of the Month WHERE: 25 Boronia Drive, Bellara REMARKS: Lunch provided and partners welcome COST: Nil CONTACT: John Price 0439 287 747

GROUP: Sandstone Point mainly music

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MEETS: Sandstone Point Community & Sports Complex TIMES: 9:30 am Thursdays during school term WHERE: 202 Bestmann Road, Sandstone Point REMARKS: For babies to pre-schoolers and their carer. Full of fun, educational music and musical activity to grow and develop your child, followed by something to eat and something to play with, plus time for you to eat and chat! COST: $6 child or $7 per family (1st session free) CONTACT: Ph 0413 251 569 GROUP: Ecumenical Children’s Choir MEETS: Every Thursday afternoon of school terms from 3.30p.m. to 4.45p.m. WHERE: Bribie Island Uniting Church, Webster Street, Bongaree REMARKS: Open to all children who love to sing - aged 4 to 15 years. Children taught skills in singing and reading music; learn songs that script our children for positive living; share their music and faith with the elderly three times a year and at other times and functions. Children can work towards earning badges for particular skills. Performance uniforms supplied. Parents welcome at practices. COST: Nil CONTACT: Margaret on 5497 5777

GROUP: Messy Church MEETS: Every second Sunday of the month from February to November inclusive, from 4p.m. to 6p.m. WHERE: Bribie Island Church, Webster Street, Bongaree REMARKS: Church for all ages and all the family. Commences at 4p.m. with fun (and sometimes messy) activities which follow a theme - all age activities. Followed by a short celebration around the theme. Concluding with a delicious evening meal. COST: Donation CONTACT: Margaret on 5497 5777 GROUP: Association of Independent Retirees. ( National Group ) MEETS: Every third Friday normally. TIMES: From 9.30am to noon. WHERE: Cnr Kitchener Rd., & 2 Bohland St., Kedron ( O.E.S.Hall ) REMARKS: The Association of Independant Retirees (AIR) a group of self-minded retirees who are fully or partial self-funded. We are strong in lobbing the Government of issues affecting our lifestyle. COST: Small cost for coffee/tea and bickies. Plus, membership fees if join. CONTACT: 07 3881 1820 or 07 3351 4126 after 5.00pm or

GROUP : Lions Club of Sandstone Point Inc MEETS : 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month TIME : 6.30pm for 7pm start WHERE : Sandstone Point Community Hall, 202 Bestmann Road East, Sandstone Point REMARKS : Local Service Club servicing local area - motto “We Serve”. No ongoing meal cost. COST : $50 joining fee plus half yearly fees CONTACT : 0435 017752 GROUP; Caboolture Family Research Group Inc MEETS: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 2nd and 4th Saturdays

TIMES; 9.30am to 2.00pm WHERE; Caboolture Historical Village, Beerburrum Road REMARKS; We are a not for profit group and seek your assistance in promoting our group. We offer one hour FREE assisted locally, Australian and overseas research is available at our Club COST; No entry fee to Village for CFHRG research CONTACT: 07 54282018 or email us at GROUP: Bribie Island U3A – University of the Third Age MEETS: 30 different Classes each day for Seniors TIMES: From 8;30 am to 4;30 pm daily WHERE: U3A Centre classrooms, Rec Hall, 156 First Avenue REMARKS: Timetable at Library, Info and Neighbourhood Centres COST: $10 per year and $2 per class CONTACT: 3408 1450 and www. GROUP: Bribie Island Environment Protection Association Inc. MEETS: Fourth Monday Every Month WHERE: Anzac Room, Bribie Island RSL TIME: 7pm PROGRAMME: Interesting guest speakers every month. Visitors welcome. MEMBERSHIP: Single $15 yearly, Family $20 yearly. CONTACT: President, Diane Oxenford 0438111163,

GROUP: Bribie Island Orchid Society Meets: Second Saturday of the month for New Growers and fourth Tuesday of the month for the cultural meeting. Plants to be benched by 1pm for judging. Meeting starts 1.30pm Where: The Orchid House, First Ave. service road. Remarks: Social and informative group, promoting the learning, culture and enjoyment of orchid growing and fellowship. Cost: Meetings are free, annual membership $15 per family, afternoon tea supplied by members on completion of meeting. Contact. President, Paul Thomas 0428099938 or Secretary, Teresa Watson 0407782290

GROUP - Being There – Grief Friendship and Support Morning Tea Meets – 1st Wednesday of the month 10am – 11am Where – 2/229 Goodwin Drive, Bongaree Remarks – Hosted by Geoff Bradford, the morning tea will create a space for people to share the story of their grief with people who understand. Geoff has a wide range of experiences assisting men and women through many forms of grief, his wisdom and insight will allow people to know that it is a normal part of life. Contact - 0421 866 560 GROUP - Bribie Island Garden Club

Meets – 4th Wednesday of each month at 9.00am for a 9.30am stary Where - Bribie Is RSL Club Remarks - Enjoy a beautiful bench of flowers, morning tea and friendly people. Contact - Les mobile 0411 049 894

If you have a community group that meets regularly please feel free to email Belinda at to add to the above list, your information must in the same format as above also. Limited space, we can only take a few more.


ISLAND and surrounds

Identify theft is a threat in every scam Most people associate scams with attempts to trick you out of your money. However, your information is also valuable to scammers. Scammers steal your personal details to commit fraudulent activities like making unauthorised purchases on your credit card or using your identity to open bank or telephone accounts. They might take out loans or carry out other illegal business under your name. They may even sell your information to other scammers for further illegal use. Having your identity stolen can be both financially and emotionally devasting. It can take months to reclaim your identity and the impact of having it stolen can last for years. Phishing – a scammer contacts you out of the blue via email, phone, facebook or text message pretending to be from a legitimate business such as a bank, phone or internet service provider. They direct you to a fake version of the business’s website asking for your personal details to verify customer records due to a technical error. They may call imitating a luxury goods retailer claiming that someone is trying to use your credit card. They advise you to contact your bank, but they don’t hang up from their end and keep the line open. When you try to call the bank, you are still talking to the scammers who simulate a real call, imitate bank staff and ask for your account and security details. In either case, the scammer captures whatever

Community information you give them and then uses it to access your accounts. Fake Surveys – Scammers offer prizes or rewards such as gift cards to well-known retailers in return for completing an online survey. The survey requires you to answer a range of questions including disclosure of important identification or banking details. As part of any scam – Scammers often ask for personal information in other scams. In a lottery scam, scammers often ask for a driver’s licence or passport to prove your identity before they can release the prize money. In dating and romance scams they might ask for information to sponsor their visa application to visit you in Australia. Remember – Giving away personal information to a scammer can be just as bad as giving away money. Keep your personal details to yourself and keep them secure.

Protect yourself • Think Twice about what you say and do in an online environment. Be careful sharing information about yourself online, including social media, blogs and other online forums. Stop and think before filling in surveys, entering competitions, clicking on links or attachments or even befriending, liking or sharing something online. • Beware of any request for your details or money. Scammers will try to trick you into handling over your data by using the names of well-known companies or government departments. If you think it’s a scam, don’t respond. Use the phone book or an online search to checkthe organisations contact details. Never use the contact details provided the original request. If you have provided personal identification information to scammers, please contact IDCARE on 1300 432 273

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Experience gourmet entertaining having your choice of numerous secluded arenas, including a stunning centrally located expansive opulent kitchen. Featuring upmarket stainless steel appliances along with a high-end grandeur gas cooker, every cuisine is catered for.

Remarkable attention to authentic detail makes this a statement home. Your unrivaled opportunity to reside within a premier location is right here, only steps to the ocean front. Low set brick luxury awaits the astute buyer offering the ultimate signature lifestyle; being more of a way of life than simply a place to live. Beautifully-finished interiors have been custom designed offering a layout flowing seamlessly throughout the extensive

multiple living areas. This air conditioned home with high ceilings evokes a timeless elegant décor with a profusion of windows, inviting light and sea breezes to embrace the Queensland climate to its best. Abundance of space includes the formal lounge and sprawling family room to accommodate the largest gathering of family and friends.

Occupying an exclusive position and only a moment to the silica sand, a unique residence presenting a sublime place to call home – explore here now!

Relaxed outdoor covered patio overlooks the privately set in-ground pool. Enjoy the BBQ whilst surrounded by luscious low maintenance year-round colourful tropical landscaping. Amidst this relaxed resort style sanctuary is a distinctive Bali hut that draws one to sit and take in the authentic Zen-like tranquility reflected. Retreat to the serene master suite separately located from the other large bedrooms, where dreams are realised. Prime attributes of the north facing property includes a spear pump and the power saving solar panel system. Easily park your tall caravan or boat ready for your next adventure.

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2 Jacana Avenue, Woorim, 4507 PO Box 2102, Woorim, 4507

3408 2700


* Steps to glorious Pumicestone Passage beach front * Ground level lounge overlooks your private pool * Timber floor 2nd lounge with a designer kitchen * Top storey bedrooms, 2 balconies + master ensuite * Secluded courtyard, DLUG, walk to everything! Price: $465 000 negotiable Web id-1007595

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770


* Superb presentation – multiple living areas * Upstairs 2 lounges, dining, grandeur kitchen * D'stairs potential dual living, ideal air B & B * Gated side access + triple car accommodation * Inground pool, unique substantial residence! Price: $679 000 offers invited Web id-991485

Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779


* Top location matches extra-ordinary residence * Exceptional quality throughout remodelled design * Master bedroom is enormous with WIR + ensuite * Bonus of pets permitted + use of the rear grounds * Boutique complex of only 4 & steps to surf beach Web id - 012319 Price: $349 000

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770

7/59 Welsby Parade, Bongaree MAJESTIC OCEAN VIEW RESIDENCE

* Prime location, Passage views, and total convenience * Modern open plan tiled through to expansive terrace * Optional choice of the pool or the pristine beach front * Secure car garage, easily walk to shopping amenities * Rare find - 1st floor of a very well-maintained complex Web id - 986326 Price: o/a $399 000

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770

* Amazing scenery stretching across the Moreton Bay * D’stairs kitchen, rumpus, lounge + bonus guests room * Timber stairs to lounge, sun room, master + 2 bdrms * Separate garage building, immense space front & rear * Very 1st time to market - premier seascape with size


* Substantial 3 bedroom investment opportunity * Massive house-sized residence with high ceilings * Private balconies via generous lounge + bedrooms * Enormous garage includes the powered workshop * Optimum investment, only steps to the beach front Web id-940261 Price: $395 000

Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779


* Brick low set furnished family holiday home * Choice of either move in, invest, develop res B * Near to nearby dog friendly silica sand beach * Generous entertainment area, approx. 683m2 * Room for your caravan + boat + everything! Web id - 983768 Price: $585 000

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770


* Perfect location - huge balcony overlooks parkland * Enormous open plan kitchen bonus high ceilings * Includes 2 large bedrooms + massive lounge room * Secure large lock up garage, tidy brick complex * Just steps away from all amenities & ocean front

Price: $ 345 000 negotiable Web id-998679 Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779

33 Alpinia Avenue, Banksia Beach DESIRE A HUGE RENOVATED BRICK HOME?

* Well-presented along with absolute sheer size * Massive 2nd lounge to accommodate large family * Private entertaining area includes inground pool * Side access + natural view as your rear neighbour * Extra double parking for your boat + the tall van Price: $415 000 offers over Web id - 9993806

Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779



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Quality tenants waiting for your Investment homes to rent, we have one of the lowest vacancy rates on the Island. To arrange an appraisal, contact

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Holiday Accommodation Offering holiday accommodation for the perfect holiday, call us to arrange a holiday you will not forget. 2 Jacana Ave Woorim QLD 4507

CHARMING FIRST FLOOR LIVING Privately set modern residence featuring tree-lined living, a large kitchen with storage galore and dishwasher + a massive tiled area through living area. The 3 bedrooms have built in robes along with plenty of light. This home is conveniently located close to Woorim surf beach and nearby shops. Sorry no pets. Available Now $335 pw QUIET BUSHLAND RETREAT Presenting a beautiful character cottage has expansive grounds. Home has a freshly painted interior along with new carpets plus a new kitchen and new bathroom. This property is set at the rear of an acreage residence. Is fully fenced and pets are on application. If you are looking for a quiet location this is it. Also includes a 20 foot storage container as a great bonus. Available now $350 pw

This open plan ground floor unit is perfect for a couple or small family. The kitchen flows out to the stylish dining room. Off the dining room you have access to the star feature of the property which is the undercover entertaining. The space is a perfect spot to enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Living room is a comfortable place to sit back and relax. Main bedroom has built in cupboards and a ceiling fan as is the second bedroom. Both bedrooms share the bathroom. You can walk to the shops, café and clubs and most importantly the beach! $300 pw + $30 pw for water & electricity NEWLY REFURBISHED UNIT AT BONGAREE Residence has both upstairs plus downstairs and is renovated. Upstairs includes 1 bedroom apartment with newly painted walls, wood flooring, and bonus new kitchen with island bench. Downstairs contains 1 bedroom plus living room, laundry and toilet. This unit is walking distance to the beach and shops, while only a short walk to schools, clubs and shops. Available now $295 pw



Freshly painted dual living residence is perfect for the extended family looking for separate living spaces. The upstairs open plan has the kitchen, dining and lounge, including a fabulous balcony. This incorporates the 3 bedrooms, the main bathroom plus a study. Downstairs with the secondary kitchen, also has the lounge with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and laundry. The home is water compliant. Available Soon $540 pw

Rare find - 1 bedroom apartment within a boutique complex of only 3.Home is refreshed with new blinds, a lovely lounge and kitchen, while offering a comfortable location, while close to the surf beach and all shopping amenities. These units go very quickly, be quick. Strictly no pets, and is a very quiet residence. Available now Only $245 pw

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6 Beaufort Circuit

CLASSY MODERN NEW HOME + SIDE ACCESS! * Impeccably presented custom designed residence * Featuring excellent layout + stylish bamboo floors * Open plan kitchen & expansive stone bench tops * Huge covered outdoor area, park boat & tall can * No rear neighbours within an exclusive locality

Welcome Darren Dau

Darren has been a resident of Bribie Island of over 15 years, running a small business for 14 years before entering real estate earlier this year with Harriet Lee Property. Darren and his partner are strongly invested in the Bribie business community and support a number of local charities, many readers may recognise Darren and Randall from the Village Deli and Grow Plant Nursery. The team at Harriet Lee Property are excited to have Darren on board. Especially as they come into what is traditionally an exciting time of year for real estate. They are already noticing a surge of buyer interest in the local market. “Darren is a perfect fit for our company, we share many of the same values and we have complete trust in his character and abilities. He (Darren) has established a wonderful rapport with our current clients and has been instrumental in a number of our recent sales” Abby Lee There is no doubt that Darren will be a trusted and valued member of the real estate community.

111/8 Sinnaker Way Sandstone Point


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Phone: 07 3054 7166

from the waterfront and walking distance to the Sandstone Point Hotel, local shops and eateries, this relaxed lifestyle is just an inspection away.

Harriet Lee launches New Corporate Identity Harriet Lee property is evolving and with this evolution comes a new Corporate Identity and Logo.

Darren Dau If you are thinking of selling let Darren help by giving you a free market appraisal. Call him today on 0417 624 393

SANDSTONE POINT – 111/8 Spinnaker Way 2



Soon the new advertising will be evident introducing a strong corporate identity that will take them into the future.

This gorgeous free-standing townhouse is located at the end of the block and is surrounded by tropical gardens offering shade and privacy. With many desirable features both inside and out, including solar power, ducted air, a private deck, and large pool; buyers will be impressed with all that is on offer here. Just steps


• Open floor plan downstairs, includes powder room and office • Master bedroom with WIR, ensuite, and private deck • Large covered outdoor living • Ducted air, Solar Panels • Enjoy the exclusive waterfront lifestyle of Spinnaker Esplanade • Access to complex facilities, including swimming pool

“We have chosen a logo that portrays the region that we work within by introducing the sun, beach and sea colours. The logo also introduces a wave form again in keeping with the nature of our region”. said Abby Lee (Partner)

For Sale: $479,000

View: By Appointment Darren Dau – 0417 624 393

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For further information please contact exclusive agents Darren McArthur or Michaela Webb

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Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising for Sandstone Lakes residents

can have more of the family come to stay,” said Ron. “We’re hoping our new home will be finished before the Christmas period so that we can host our children and grandkids. “Being able to accommodate guests was a major factor in the design of our new home. “Despite building a home that’s a little larger, we did want to downsize the garden as I was finding the continuous amount of garden upkeep at our previous home difficult to maintain. “I’m a keen gardener and I’m looking forward to starting from scratch in a more manageably sized garden. “Being able to design our home in Sandstone Lakes was a clear choice for us, once we got to know the area, we were definitely smitten by the breathtaking parklands and the standard of the homes in the neighbourhood.

The 5.5 million strong baby boomer cohort are quickly becoming the most active players in the property market. This activity is expected to increase following the commencement of the downsizing scheme introduced in July that allows over 65’s to contribute up to $300,000 from the sale proceeds of their home into superannuation as a nonconcessional contribution. QM Properties General Sales Manager Damien Ross said they were finding that people are downsizing the size of their land, but not necessarily the size of their homes.

“As children move-out or the maintenance of a property becomes overwhelming, downsizing offers a simple solution to those looking for their next step,” said Mr Ross. “A growing trend of retirees is to buy a property that is small enough to maintain, but large enough to entertain. “A smaller lot offers buyers the opportunity to have a more relaxed approach to maintenance, and we’re finding that people are more than happy with a smaller garden if they can maximise the area of their homes. “Those building their homes want to

be able to accommodate a majority of their former homes contents without the added hassle of a large area of land to look after. “Communities such as Sandstone Lakes allow residents to choose from a whole host of home and land packages, tailored to suit a range of budgets and preferences.” Ron and his wife recently made the decision to build a four-bedroom home at Sandstone Lakes to embark on the next chapter in their lives. “We’re actually building a slightly bigger house than our previous home, so we

“Our lot is near the lake and is so lovely and quiet, we’re looking forward to having the grandkids here for future school holidays.” House and land packages are available from $365,000 at Sandstone Lakes. from $365,000 at Sandstone Lakes.

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Move quick to slow down this summer at Solana lifetsyle resort, Bribie Island Over half of the homes in the first stage of Solana Lifestyle Resort on Bribie Island have entered the construction phase since launching in early June 2018. Mark Stockwell, Managing Director Stockwell, said, “It is great to see Solana finally take shape. “We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback on our plans for Solana, what we are trying to create here at Bribie and most importantly our homes. “People have responded well to our wider streets and landscaping, floor plan choice and the fact that we are located right next door to the main shopping centre. It is an easy, flat walk from Solana and this convenience is really important to our buyers.” The first completed homes are sold, with construction now focussed on building a number of custom houses for clients as well as fast tracking some of the popular floor plans to allow people to buy now and move in by Christmas. “It is important that we offer choice at Solana, not only in terms of floor plans but buying timeframes. Some people

love seeing their home being built while others just want a completed home to move into. “Our homes take about 20 weeks to build and with the current construction on site we will have completed homes ready to move into in October through to December. “And if people are quick, we can still do a custom home that will see them in by the end of the year, ready to live their new lifestyle for summer and share their home at Christmas.” December will also be a significant milestone for Solana with the end of construction of its recreational centrepiece the Livewell Centre, complete for use by residents and their family and friends. Stockwell added, “Whilst Solana is an active lifestyle resort, we wanted to ensure the community had both active and passive opportunities to come together. “Our mindful spaces allow our residents to enjoy the centre on their own or come together as a community to enjoy activities such as watching movies in the cinema, reading in the library, card games, billiards or a BBQ with family and friends. “And if getting the blood pumping is more their thing, well we have indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis court, lawn bowls green, gymnasium and a games room. It is really easy to keep fit at Solana with everything at your fingertips.” “We really wanted to meet the individual and collective needs of the community and we believe our Livewell Centre will be a wonderful feature of the Solana community that will be managed by Stockwell Living.”

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Geeks & Gadgets

A cause for alarm With crime rates on the rise, it is clear to see why home security systems are becoming a must for family homes. In North Brisbane in the 2017-2018 financial year, both robbery and theft increased. There were 100 more instances of theft from a dwelling than the previous year – a statistic that Moreton Bay families do not want to hear. So is there a stronger need for home surveillance? And does this decrease the likelihood of you or your family being a victim of this crime? The short answer is yes. The main and most essential reason to invest in a security system is to deter crime in your home. Although the following statistics were collected in America, they radiate with the values and fears of everyday Australians. According to the Greenwich Study of Residential Security report, homes without a security system are 2.7 to 3.5 times more likely to be subject to a burglary. Thus, in addition to precautions like window locks and deadbolts on doors, a security system is a prime candidate for your home safety options. 2018 - Issue 28

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A more recent addition to the home security market is a product called a Nest. The Nest Secure Alarm system is a sleek, high-tech system with unique features. It is a smart security system, meaning that the footage is streamed to its user-friendly app, located on a smart device. This app also walks you through the entire installation process, making it great for DIYers. Once activated, this product provides constant coverage of your home. A Nest camera doesn’t use any local storage whatsoever, so you can tap in wherever you want, as long as you’re connected to the internet via broadband or a 3G/4G mobile network. Not to mention the unique feature of Nest Detect’s motion-triggered Pathlight that will light your way at night after entering the premise. This is just one of the new options on the market. The Good Guys sell Nest products that start with a price tag of $280. Some may think that this is steep – but do we put a price tag on safety? With a growing population, comes an increase in crime rates: home security is becoming mandatory.

Youth Voice

Respect is becoming an archaic value As Australian politics implodes and we are left red faced in the modern world, I ask myself – has the value of respect disappeared entirely? Aretha Franklin posed the idea that in order to respect someone, you must first understand that person. You must make an effort to understand what they stand for – their attitudes, values and beliefs and you must show an understanding for peoples differing opinion, but if the current political climate is anything to go by, it would suggest that this theory is no longer in play.

our television screens, our news feeds and paper for over a week, with one clear message: look after yourself. This juxtaposes the very thing that makes society work. We, as a community, need to lead by example. We need to be more tolerant of each other, listen to each other’s opinion, support each other in our time of need. Pick up that piece of paper that you are walking past, get of our phones and interact with those around us. We need to be the solution. Regardless of who you support, one thing is clear: Australian Politicians need to start displaying the the value that is at the core of Australian society, that goes hand in hand with mateship and that has driven us to be who we are today: RESPECT.

I myself do not know much about politics – I don’t have to vote but what I do know is that, over the past week, our politicians have shown very little respect to one another. At Bribie High school, we have four school values: with respect of the utmost importance. Respect one another and respect for our community – none of which these politicians have shown. Firstly, the in-fighting that has been reported shows that none of them have a ‘real’ friend within their own party. The ousted one and then three of them went up against each other, trying to, behind the backs of the others, gain support for themselves. Secondly, the impact on society has been enormous. It has filled

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Metro North Hospital and Health Service will compete for the title of Queensland Large Employer of the Year next month, thanks to the success of our school-based traineeship program. The prestigious state-wide training awards celebrate excellence in vocational education and training, with regional winners heading to the state finals next month. Metro North was recognised as Large Employer of the Year at the Queensland Training Awards North Coast region event. Co-ordinator of Education and Youth Engagement, Kylie Boccuzzi, said being named Large Employer of the Year for our region was a huge accolade for the Youth Engagement Programs that include school-based traineeship program and a Healthcare Academy vocational pathway programs. “Our school-based traineeship program supports high school students to earn vocational education qualifications in healthcare while working at Redcliffe, Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals, as well as our Community and Oral Health Directorate,” Ms Boccuzzi said. “We’ve been offering schools-based traineeships for 13 years. So far, we’ve helped 183 students to earn a qualification through a traineeship. “In addition to this we have supported 45 students complete vocational qualifications in healthcare academy programs over the last three years.” Ms Boccuzzi said that there were currently 49 school-based trainees and 42 Healthcare Academy students earning their qualifications at Metro North facilities in Moreton Bay and Brisbane’s northern suburbs. “In 2019, we’ll be offering another 30 traineeships, and 40 Academy places in areas including Nursing, Aged Care, Business Administration, Allied Health Assistants, Dental Assisting, Patient Support Services and Recreational Officers. “We’re really proud of our school-based trainees and academy students, and how many of them have launched their careers in healthcare after completing their qualifications with us,” Ms Boccuzzi said. Siobhan Hayter graduated in 2016 with a Certificate III in Health Services Assistant and is now employed as an administration officer in the maternity ward at Caboolture Hospital. The former Tullawong State High School student said her School Based Traineeship at Caboolture Hospital provided an array of opportunities for a future career in health. “I was able to develop various skills and network with future colleagues and mentors in the profession of nursing and midwifery,” Siobhan said. “Grasping these concepts early on not only allowed for me to secure a job within the hospital, but it made the transition from high-school to undergraduate study seamless. “This kind of ‘real-world’ education is extremely rare and would not have been possible without my traineeship.”



Banksia Beach State School FETE 8th of SEPTEMBER 10 am to 4pm The Island and Surrounds is supporting our local school community as one of the sponsors for this amazing day filled with fun for all. There will be a myriad of Stalls, Activities and Rides starting at 10am.


ISLAND and surrounds


Dangerous Road Needs Upgrade Simone Wilson MP, Member for Pumicestone said that the lack of acknowledgment by the Palaszczuk Labor Government regarding the condition of Beachmere Road is alarming. “Since being elected I have continually raised the need for Beachmere Road to be upgraded particularly parts where there is no sealed road shoulder and narrow driving lanes,” Mrs Wilson said. Mrs Wilson said that Beachmere Road is part of the State’s road network and has seen a significant increase in traffic over the past few years with an average of 6,000 vehicles a day using the road*. “Unfortunately, both the Premier and Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey don’t see Beachmere Road as a priority – in fact it is not even on their radar as confirmed by their responses to my Questions on Notice” “Seriously, I have lost count on how many locals have told me stories of their near misses, not to mention the 59 confirmed crashes over an 8-year period on this road that includes rear ends, head ons, and side swipes” “It’s not about reducing the speed limit along Beachmere Road but simply making this road safer for all who use it” “Beachmere car owners pay a traffic improvement fee as part of their vehicle registration, so how about giving a bit back and fixing this dangerous road” “My calls on this Government to put the safety of the Beachmere community and all users of this busy road are being ignored but I won’t give up” “I have had a petition circulating for the past few months and I want to thank the hundreds of people who have signed this to date” “I will continue to push this petition and urge





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Silver: Bronze: Thank You for your support. all residents to get behind this and have their voices heard”. Petitions are available to sign at Simone’s Beachmere Mobile Office held in Clayton Park on the fourth Monday of every month; and her my electorate office or online by visiting *Qld Parliamentary Library Research Report, June 2018- Crash data and traffic census (Beachmere Road)

State Member for Pumicestone Simone Wilson Says All Queensland Children should have access to basic Swimming and water safety education Every Queensland child should have access to basic swimming and water safety education and knowledge and that is why I welcome the Federal Government’s recent commitment to this. Whilst the Queensland Government drags its feet on this important issue, it’s great to see the Commonwealth step up and commit to the Save Our Schoolkids (SOS) campaign that will make a real

difference and potentially save little lives. Surely the safety of children is paramount. The Liberal National Party believe that swimming is an essential life skill for Queensland kids. Tragically, child drownings in backyard swimming pools, local waterways and dams are becoming more frequent. The Royal Life Saving Society drowning report indicated that for 2016/17, 73 people of all ages in Queensland drowned, an increase on the previous year. The LNP’s policy to provide universal access to swimming and water safety lessons to all Queensland primary schools will bring Queensland in line with other states and territories on promoting water safety and education to children. With the warmer Spring season just around the corner where over a third of all drownings occur in Australia, the Queensland Government cannot sit on its hands any longer. We owe it to our kids to give them an important life skill that delivers health and lifestyle benefits as well. Simone Wilson MP Member for Pumicestone


Gardening 2018 - Issue 28


The Happy Horticulturist - Soils ain’t Soils - By Mick O’Brien Dip.Hort

I have been writing about replenishing soils for nearly two years now and it never ceases to amaze me how I can still find more relevant information each month and put these articles together while keeping it informative and inspiring for our wonderful readers in Bribie Island and Surrounding districts- and today is no exception. The more I see firsthand, the flourishing gardens that can be achieved on our predominantly sandy soils, the more inspiration I get to formulate and create my next column accordingly. The absolute best thing for me, is not only being able to write these columns, but it’s also meeting the locals over time who share my enthusiasm and inspiration too. And the fact that many of my clients have the same vision on sustainable gardening philosophies further ignites my spark within and fuels my spirit to continue my current career path (creating and maintaining gardens and writing about plants, soils and sustainability). Creating a new landscape that attracts a natural biodiversity of native animals like our pollinators- birds, bees and butterflies and our natural predators like frogs, lizards and dragonflies is at the top of my list. This can become a challenge sometimes as our mindset might need tweaking to think about the consequences in everything we do, from composting our food waste, reducing our waste in general and having less reliance on harsh chemicals that can harm our wildlife, poison our soils, our fruits or ourselves in the process as well. As a consulting Horticulturist and owner of a successful gardening business on Bribie island, I am frequently meeting new clients who are proud of their lawns- just like myself, which may need constant care and attention- which unfortunately, can be somewhat reliant on chemicals, fertilisers, mowing and frequent irrigation to look their best, but if your gardening on sandy soils and you have little organic matter in your soil profile, then what chance does the soil have to sustain itself during our hot summers in Qld? Ultimately, the single best thing we can do for our lawn is use a mulching mower to recycle those nutritious lawn clippings back into the soil surface which in turn adds some vital organic matter back into the soil profile. That way you are not wasting your fertiliser either!

Landscape Plant of the Month

Atractocarpus fitzalanii or Native Gardenia

Atractocarpus fitzalanii is a handsome, native, evergreen small tree that can reach over 6 metres tall and 3 metres wide in its natural rainforest environment. But most trees vary from 3 to 6 metres in cultivation. The Native Gardenia forms a beautiful dome shaped canopy adorned with large, glossy-green, oval-shaped leaves up to 18cm long and 5cm wide with prominent yellow veins and midrib. Atractocarpus fitzalanii was formerly known as Randia fitzalanii, but the Native Gardenia it will always be remembered for, due to its similar fragrance to the common Gardenia. The Native Gardenia is also referred to as the Yellow Mangosteen tree, due to the fruit similarities also. Atractocarpus fitzalanii blooms in Spring with white, fragrant, star-shaped flowers, followed by small fruits about the size of a passionfruit. The fruits eventually turn yellow when ripe and were considered good bush tucker by the Aboriginal people. They thrive in well drained soils and prefer to be sheltered from strong winds but can tolerate full sun to part shade conditions. One of My Favourites!

by Mick O’Brien Dip.Hort(MAIH)-RH-101

Spring is in the Air Compos if you Dare

Well it’s no secret that fully composted green waste has a profound effect on creating a soil rich in microbial life, but as the overall fertility increases, the soil becomes a storehouse of plant available nutrients which also sustains the beneficial soil biology population and improves the soil structure as more humus is produced with the assistance of the humble earth worms over time. And due to our predominantly sandy soils here on Bribie Island, any addition of compost or vermi-compost which consists usually of a slightly moist, dark- friable, spongy organic material to our soils will also assist in holding moisture in the root zone, which is beneficial to all plant life and soil microorganisms alike. So now that the soil is slowly warming with the onset of spring weather, this is the golden opportunity to give your gardens the best start by adding that vital life-giving and sustaining organic matter now, to the reap the benefits later on in the season, when the temperatures start to soar. What sort of compost? - Any organic matter that has been composted will be of value, but I prefer the home-made compost created from decaying leaf litter, lawn clippings and kitchen scraps. The only problem here is the time factor and turnaround to make enough compost to use in your garden all year round. Some people fear the attraction of unwanted vermin trying to feed on the decaying kitchen scraps which could lead to baiting for rats and the like, and as we live in a close-knit residential community, we should to be mindful of any potential hazards created for our neighbours also. The good old black plastic bottomless compost vessel- that sits in the corner of your yard is a great start as you can partially bury the shell into the soil to prevent access to vermin, but these can be relatively slow to produce friable compost as there is no turning of the heap which lacks aeration. All compost heaps require a Carbon base: (The brown) at the bottom which consists of the-twiggy, leaf matter or lawn clippings and then cover with kitchen scraps for Nitrogen: (The green) then repeat the alternate layers accordingly. The material heats up as the microorganism’s start to break it all down. This is particularly evident when you notice the heat coming from fresh decaying lawn clippings piled in a heap in your garden, which is why it’s a great additive for your compost as it aids in the decomposition of the whole medium.

I had to rush in to a hardware store in Morayfield last week as I was working locally on the day and Compost tumblers- are drum cylinders with a needed some irrigation for my job completion, handle and are fitted with a trap door, so they can subsequently I was wearing my own company be rotated to circulate air and turn over the decaying colours blazoned on the back of my shirt, and as a compost from time to time. These can be a little result had been approached by several gardening tricky as sometimes liquids are produced and cannot staff who were interested in my business and evaporate, so the ones that have drainage holes in curious about my horticultural experience, so we them will eliminate this. The biggest challenge with chatted for 20 minutes on many subjects during the tumbler, is it really needs to be filled to capacity this time. I was quizzed on many pest and disease at once, or every time you add more scraps you problems which the staff needed clarification on might have to wait longer for the composting process (as it turns out the staff were new recruits who have to complete (in comparison to the ground-based just embarked on their certificate (II) in horticulture). systems) but they are convenient and save bending And I was happy to pass on any knowledge that I over excessively with a fork if you have an aggravated could and to a few customers also- who flocked to injury. join our conversation too. The topic of Myrtaceae The fruit of A. fitzalanii Rust was eagerly received and appreciated Worm castings and vermicompost- which are by all. Its these little unplanned meetings produced by the worms (in worm farms) is a of enthusiastic people willing to learn more very sustainable way of reducing your kitchen and inspire change- as they channel their waste and creating and equally nutritious energies into their new found careers or organic material for your garden which can be gardening ventures that reassure me that utilised by the home gardener more efficiently I am also on the right path- as I focus on as the castings can be accessed from the worm a- sustainable future with the (Integrated factory reliably, and the waste liquid (referred Pest Management Strategy) at the fore front to as worm tea) is used for plant and soil tonics of my business model, which is all about also. The castings, when added to the soil using chemicals as our last resort, and after improves its structure and promotes the soil we have tried cultural control methods like biology. Generally, compost has a near neutral composting, mulching and using organicpH (typically 6.5 to 7) but vermicompost can manure based fertilisers incorporated into Bribie Island & All Surrounds be a little more alkaline which is still great for the lawn and garden maintenance plan our slightly acidic soils here on the coast, but PHONE MICK : 0417 618 203 - for that long term sustainable solution. It it’s best to check the pH of your vermicompost becomes more of a practice with a steadfast if you are intending using around acid loving commitment, but it is rewarding to see the QUALIFIED HORTICULTURIST Dip.Hort(MAIH)RH-101 plants like Azaleas, Camellias and Blueberry’s. gardens flourish and the birds and insects The trick is to be consistent with your efforts pollinating the trees, while knowing you • Garden Creation & Renovation • Makeovers & Rejuvenation when implementing and replenishing the vital are fortifying your soils, lawns and gardens organic matter needed to create a soil that • All Aspects of Garden Maintenance • Horticultural Consultancy Service to sustain themselves without reliance on holds moisture around the plant roots and • Lawn Mowing & General Clean-ups • Topiary Hedges & Edges Manicured pesticides, therefore enhancing natures sustains that -Vital microbial life! So, stay • Pest & Disease Diagnosis & Treatments • Property Pre-sale -Detail & Presentation preservation and beauty. So, may your lawns tuned to the next issue- until then- “may and gardens be hydrated and fertile this • 5 STAR Quality Standard of Workmanship you have a spring in your step and a smile spring. The Happy Horticulturist

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Beachmere Area Network Group and it’s FAB committee produced an Art Exhibition that was lauded by exhibiting artists and visitors alike.



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Be prepared for

Fabulous Art Beachmere 2018

BushfiFIre Season

With nearly 650 visitors over just five days, Fabulous Art Beachmere exhibited over 200 pieces of art by 75 artists. The Opening & Awards Night was attended by over 130 artists, locals and guests and included a Welcome to Country by Gubbi Gubbi representative Christine Stuart. Peter Flannery, Councillor for Division 2, officiated and presented the 2D Winner’s cheque to local school teacher Luke Deacon for his work “Rainforest Meditation”. Janet Drane was Highly Commended for her work “Old Man”.

from left Simone Wilson, Member for Pumicestone, Di Hill, Jennifer Fugler, Maree Donovan

Simone Wilson MP, Member for Pumicestone, has asked all residents in the Pumicestone electorate to start preparing for the bushfire season now.

Christine Stuart, with a Gubbi Gubbi Welcome to Country

“In Queensland, the 1st August marks the beginning of bushfire season and we all need to be aware of this and plan,” Ms Wilson said.

The 3D category was won by local jeweller Diane Poole for her silver smith skills on a silver and pearl “Calla Lily” pendant, and the 3D Highly Commended went to Peter Guilfoyle for “The Sandpiper”. The Junior Category was won by Zac Pettigrew and the Highly Commended awarded to Elizabeth Rubin. Moreton Bay region artist Ellie Nielson also awarded an Encouragement Award this year, with the recipient being Cameron Roelofs. Fabulous Art Beachmere is held every two years and has grown into one of the premier events on the Beachmere social calendar. With Moreton Bay Regional Council stepping in to offer the Beachmere clubhouse as a venue the event was able to exhibit all the artwork submitted. The friendliness of the volunteers, and the variety and outstanding quality of the artwork, engendered forgiveness for the “poor” lighting, with the overall comment being “Fabulous”!

“There are some basic steps that we should all take including having a bushfire survival plan prepared and ready to activate in the event of an incident”. from left Artists (and a mum) at the FAB Opening & Awards Night

“Flammable material, leaf litter and other accelerants like dry grass should be removed and continually monitored around the home during the season”.

Neen Burton, Tina Wilson and Ellie Neilson

“Importantly, if you have an elderly neighbor or family member, do the right thing and check on their home to ensure it is safe and they too have a plan in the event of a bushfire”. Angela, Janet and Carolyn Drane in front of Janet’s work “Old man” which won 2D Highly Commended


Simone Wilson, Member for Pumicestone and FAB organiser Christine Dillon

“Being prepared is key and there is no better time to get ready than now”.

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Happy 13th Birthday Bribie Island Connect Ladies Networking Group. 13 years ago, Kerrianne Hickman and Lisa France, two professional ladies on Bribie Island started a women’s networking group called Connect on Bribie Island. In 2005 Connect Networking Group was formed, it started with approximately 12 professional ladies and has grown to be one of the best professional networking ladies group in our region. Today it is still going strong with an average of 30 to 40 women attending the networking lunch each month.


Training providers must meet high standards or risk being shut down

B.I.K.E.S, this much needed funds help our children in state Bribie Island Schools. The money is handed directly to our local Chaplains. If you would like to be a part of Connect you can contact Cate Palmer on 0408 803 037 or email her on For more information you can also see our Pumicestone community page.

13 Cate Palmer (Caretaker Organiser) & Lyn Petrohilos

Connect offers professional women to talk about their business, build strong friendships and work together to build our small businesses community and support each other. Their purpose is to offer an opportunity for women in local business to share knowledge and assist each other as they grow personally and professionally. Connect over the years has helped so many women in all kinds of profession in our region and help drive people to their door step, webpage and generate enquires. Weather you have a small business working from home, a retail business or even food and beverage, Connect Ladies Networking group will welcome you with open arms. The Connect Group also raise money each month for B.I.K.E.S which is Bribie Island Kids Education Support. 100% of the money raised goes to

Connect Ladies

Seniors learn from each other

classes are being offered including;

Just because you are a “Senior” it does not mean that your Brain has to retire .

- Unlock your Imagination on Tuesday afternoons.

You can still go on learning lots of new things, and there are great opportunities here on Bribie.

- Memory -Use it or Lose it on Wednesday afternoons.

You can Unlock your Imagination or See Life Differently with an active Memory in just a couple of hours a week. Many retired people have amazing life skills and experiences that they share with others, for the simple pleasure learning something new. More than 150 stimulating subjects are available here at Bribie U3A, and it’s all done by volunteer Seniors who learn from each other. U3A is short for University of the Third Age, and it is all about Learning for Fun and connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning. For the last Term of this year several new 2018 - Issue 28

The Palaszczuk Government will continue to weed-out underperforming and incompetent training providers as it strives to improve the quality of vocational education and training (VET) across Queensland. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said that Queenslanders had the right to receive high-quality training and there was no place in the VET space for organisations unable to meet the required standards. “Since the Palaszczuk Government was elected in 2015, 174 training providers have been closed down either because they were not providing quality training or have not been up to the task,” Ms Fentiman said. “We have shown we will not tolerate inadequate performance and there will be no letup either in standards or scrutiny.” Ms Fentiman said the performance of training providers was regularly monitored and those pre-qualified suppliers who failed to meet strict requirements faced losing their authority to deliver government-subsidised training, “Under the Palaszczuk Government, Queensland has led the way in partnering with the Australian Skills Quality Authority – the national regulator of vocational education and training, to raise confidence in the quality of training in our state,” she said. In 2017 the Palaszczuk Government introduced the Queensland VET Quality Framework to ensure continual improvements, to set the standards for training, to provide information to students and employers, to monitor the effectiveness of programs, and to ensure compliance. Ms Fentiman said she made no apology for setting high standards for providers. “Queenslanders deserve nothing less than the best vocational and skills training available,” she said. Since it was established in 2015, the Queensland Training Ombudsman had secured more than $500,000 for students in fee refunds and helped thousands of complainants to resolve their issues with training providers. “The message to providers could not be clearer – only the highest-quality training is good enough for Queensland students and in this way we will continue to improve the productivity and quality of Queensland’s businesses,” Ms Fentiman said.

- Bribie’s natural Environment on Thursday mornings.

- Seeing life Differently on Tuesday afternoons. If you need a bit of gentle exercise you could learn Bowls with two classes on offer for an introduction to Indoor Bowls on Tuesday mornings and Lawn Bowls on Friday mornings. For something more creative you could join the new Jewellery Crafting class conducted at the Bribie Gem & Fossicking Club on Tuesday mornings. For former Piano players there is an exciting Music Keyboard workshop on Wednesday afternoons for pianists who would like to get their fingers going again, and develop a creative approach to music interpretation.

There are more than 150 other classes run at U3A every week day. You can find the Daily Timetable at the U3A Centre, the Library, Visitor Info Centre or Neighbourhood Centre, and even if you don’t join a class you can still become a Member of U3A by paying the $5 fee for the rest of the year. Membership entitles you to early Enrolment, attendance at Functions, Theatre Group trips and participation in excursions run by U3A. The hard working volunteers on the U3A Committee are implementing many changes to improve the process of class continuation and new enrolments in anticipation of even more Senior students next year. New and existing Members can enrol in Term 4 classes on any weekday during office hours at U3A before Term 3

finishes on Friday 21 September. Enrolment Day for Term 4 on Tuesday 2nd October at U3A Centre from 9am till noon, after the Queen’s Birthday holiday Monday. Term 4 classes commence on Monday 8th October, and will run for 9 weeks until Friday 7th December when all classes finish for the holiday. You can contact U3A on 3408 1450 or view the Web site on www.

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September 2018.

Cranky Lizard Speaks

Fascism’s genesis – in Australia?

No – Couldn’t Be !

This perverted political trollop slimed onto the human stage in Europe, Italy in fact, during the early 1930’s. It’s symbol, for the various political “ isms “, must have an identifying symbol, was a bunch of sticks, lashed together signifying strength in numbers or, if you like, many together are better than one alone. Not much wrong with that; it makes pretty good sense. It is the practical application of the principle which creates the difficulty. Fascism is an authoritarian system of Government. It allows no opposition, no criticism and it completely envelopes the society it seeks to rule, and all of this is done in the name of delivering benefits to society: making all our lives better. This political philosophy, of course, needs enemies and threats to continue with its draconian rule- and contemporary history tells us the shocking stories of Fascism and Nazism combining into an evil that engulfed the World in WW2 – destroying tens upon tens of millions of lives. Men and women from our country fought this evil, and they won. And, “ All of us, the living and the yet to be born, must be eternally grateful. “ [ Cornelius Ryan ].

So you may ask…well what is Cranky Lizard on about now? What Cranky Lizard is on about is a disturbing echo on the radar which indicates the presence of an embryonic fascist ghost appearing amongst us. How could that be? We defeated fascism; it has gone into the dustbin of history.

Has it?

Fascism targets specific groups or communities in our society and commences to isolate and destroy that target…in the name of protecting the culture and the Government. It began in Germany in the 1930 ’s; if you were Jewish, Adolph Hitler decreed that you were an enemy of the state and should be destroyed : thus began a shameful period in human history. Subsequently, there have been many scholars, social scientists and political leaders who have wrung their hands and stated that they wished they had spoken out against this evil as it began – maybe they could have prevented the catastrophe? Cranky Lizard does not predict a catastrophe is likely to grow from the ghostly radar echoes of the Fascist ghost, but, note this. In recent times a group of people, in Queensland have been singled out for particular legislation curtailing some of their activities. Such action has been taken to protect Local Government and State Government from the alleged corrupt behaviour of these particular people. These people are developers. Legitimate businessmen and businesswomen who play a vital part in the life of our nation. They build communities, parklands, shopping centres, city buildings, high rise buildings without which our cities would be devoid of human habitation after business hours.

Again, in recent times, some developers, not all, have featured in investigations of corrupt and illegal behaviour by elected officials in Queensland Local Government. Consequent to these investigations, recommendations were made to the State Government, that developers be prevented from making donations of money, goods or other such chattels, which may be construed as beneficial to the Local Government candidate; thus creating political favour which could be called upon by developers when Local Government land zoning and re-zoning matters were before a Local Government Council. The idea found favour with the State Government; and subsequently, all developers are prevented, by law, from making any donations of any kind to any political party in Queensland. The purpose of this legislation is to protect the members of Local and State Government from the ‘ pernicious ‘ influence of developers, hoping to gain favours, from various levels of government, from their donations to political parties. The Queensland State Government is a legally and duly elected government and has every right to make laws and enact legislation as it sees fit – of that there is no question.

Cranky Lizard wonders why it is developers, and only developers, who have been singled out for this treatment. Industrial, commercial and service unions

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Medical realities in Kokoda today

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SEEN AROUND Naba, John & Rosemary Kokoda has a special place in the hearts of Australians but few are aware of the need for a reliable medical service. In 1995 Australia’s former Prime Minister, Paul Keating, opened the Kokoda Memorial Hospital, funded by Rotary. Since then teams of Rotarians have returned regularly with donations of equipment and medical supplies. What is needed is an ongoing, guaranteed supply of medicines from government. When I last heard there was no permanent doctor there. Medical care across rural PNG is very limited. In the whole country there are fewer than 400 doctors for 8 million people. Compare this with Brisbane Women’s hospital which had 410 doctors

in June this year. PNG women are 80 times more likely to die during childbirth than in Australia. Causes include severe bleeding, infections and eclampsia. This still happens in Kokoda villages as it does in some rural Queensland districts where maternity support has been reduced, according to recent media reports. However, some groups are helping PNG people access the sort of care we take for granted here. The Australian organisation Children First has brought children who need specialist care to Australia for treatment. The Digital Foundation PNG has funded 31 mobile health clinics, but only one is in Oro Province which includes Kokoda and Popondetta. PNG received

On the Road to Kokoda its first and only dialysis machine last year. Unfortunately, 60% of those needing dialysis treatment cannot afford it. Last month I wrote about walking up the Trail from Kokoda in 1969, with Biage boys from my class at the primary school there. Now, in 2018, those boys are middle-aged, as are my sons. One of those Biage boys was John. These days my sons and I keep regular contact and stay with his family in their small village when we visit. The houses are constructed mainly from bush materials, as is the toilet built for guests. The nearby creek serves as a bathroom, with males and females using separate sections to bathe. Drinking water is taken from another creek

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! 39 of employees make large donations to political parties: it would be stupid to think that these unions don’t expect some benefit from these donations. These unions are not, however, subject to the legislation preventing developers from doing the same thing.


Are developers different? Who knows – the legislation exists and is currently subject to legal challenge. Cranky Lizard, does not, for obvious reasons, buy into the legal matters around this legislation. Cranky Lizard questions the specificity of the targets – developers, by donating to Local Government candidates, could generate a bank of political favours and thus must be stopped. Are Local Government people that inept, that they can’t work out for themselves that they place themselves in political jeopardy by accepting donations from men and women, who may have ulterior motives for making political contributions? If they cannot – and it seems as if the current legislation confirms this – then we have a problem with the quality of the candidates! Not the developers.

Cranky Lizard asks the next question. Where does it stop? Whose is next in this rush to protect the legislators from citizens who make donations to political parties? The list is impossible because the motivation for this legislation seems to be to protect the existing government and prevent any meaningful opposition: that leads Cranky Lizard to repeat that Fascism, like Banquo, has a ghost. Some readers may remember from the days of their childhood or reading to their own children the excellent story from Dr Seuss – The Star Bellied Sneetches?

This legislation reminds Cranky Lizard of that story. and carried on heads to the village houses. John’s wife and her daughter cook very tasty meals on a kerosene stove. They have a generator and a mobile phone. Sadly, John is no longer with us. When John had a heart attack, someone had to ride a bike a couple of kilometres to reach Kokoda Hospital to get help. No doctor was there. Recently John’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and needed surgery. Her village is 75 km from Popondetta. Fortunately, in March this year Popondetta General Hospital gained a refurbished operating theatre. The usual transport from Kokoda is some sort of truck, with far too many passengers squatting or standing in the back. It’s a very rough road. Her Australian friends were very worried. How could she survive the long, rough trip to hospital and back? Who would do the necessary mastectomy? What about the danger of infection? What about post-op follow-up? They decided to raise the money required to hire a comfortable vehicle to transport her to and fro. The medical expenses were also far too expensive. Extra money was sought and found for that too. She returned to her village only days after surgery. Two weeks later our friend returned to Popondetta to have her stitches removed. No infection was found. Cross your fingers that she continues to do well because no chemotherapy or radiation treatment is available.




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Welcome to September and the strengthened 11 vibration beautiful souls. As you know we are currently in an 11 Universal Year, and now with the 9 of September added to 11 of 2018 we have a super powerful connection to the master universal energy. 11 is associated with faith and life path which makes September the one month this year where the energies of your birth number are strongest. There is a natural balance with 11/2, a Yin/Yang. Where the Yin 2 sweeps up after the dynamic 11. This will bring a balance of intuitive creation to independent charisma. It is such a limitless and powerful time to dive into things that make you smile and bring you happiness and peace. Have you gotten caught up in necessity and responsibility, have you put your desires and happiness lower down the list of things to achieve? These are important questions to ask this month.


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And – by whose standards shall we judge them?

Do we then judge them by the standards of integrity and honesty common to our current political climate? That would be interesting? Men and women on both sides of our political spectrum display, on a regularly distressing and frequent basis that our standards of integrity and honesty need a fair bit of bloody work! So that won’t work.

By Staff Writer : Harvey Fewings.

We know because we read about it in august organs of the print media, such as The Australian; that there is an enquiry into the battlefield behaviour of Australian troops in the field of combat in Afghanistan. We also know that the troops in the frame are the soldiers of the Australian Special Air Service – the SAS. We also know that the enquiry is being conducted by an eminent being, draped, possibly even cloaked in law degrees – but apparently not much in the way of battlefield experience. Military service in the Reserve Force, yes, but combat command and experience ? This does not disqualify this person from conducting the enquiry – he is the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force and has been chosen for that role by his professional eminence. We also know that the enquiry had its genesis in the secret report from a Canberra sociologist who was covertly inserted into the ranks of returned soldiers from Afghanistan with the sole purpose of “ discovering the culture “ of these men. Now, that is a bloody good start. An enquiry based upon the secret testimony of a Canberra sociologist. A sociologist who describes herself on her Twitter account as a “ sociologist, feminist and taxidermist “ and who holds a PhD from ANU for her research into the treatment of women with breast cancer. Nothing I say here is pejorative about the Doctor. No ridicule is directed towards her qualifications – I am merely stating the fact that this was the person who wrote a secret report into the activities of returned members of the armed forces from Afghanistan and gave it to the ADF, who refused to release the taxpayerfunded report to the public. Why? Why not release the report? The ADF says that the report will create controversial public comment. So what? A Defence expert has commented – [ diversity training, PC classes, pink fingernails, unbalanced recruitment targets, don’t create controversial public comment?] So, on the face of it, these soldiers and their actions, their thinking and their mindset have already been judged by an anonymous sociologist from Canberra! And, subsequent to this judgement, a formal enquiry, by the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force was instituted into the battlefield actions of these soldiers. We don’t know what standards were used by the Canberra sociologist to judge these soldiers – because the report is secret. So we can only guess what a self-declared ‘ sociologist, feminist and taxidermist ‘ would use as standards

to judge combat soldiers from some of the most vicious and personal combat operations ever conducted by Australian troops. I stand mute, in public, palms extended and the letters “ BS “ floating in a thought bubble above my head. I have, many years ago now, heard, felt and smelt the sounds of military combat in Vietnam. I was an Artillery Officer, calling artillery, air strikes and naval gunfire onto the communist forces that confronted us …enemy soldiers were killed in action during these moments, they were supposed to be! That is why we were there. Military combat is a brutal killing business, it is not a game and there are no trays of oranges at half time. None! I can tell you all, that I would not want a ‘ sociologist, feminist and taxidermist ‘ examing my actions during that time and writing a secret report about them. No Sir, I would not. The only regret that I have about those moments on the battlefield in Vietnam is that I was not able to destroy more communist soldiers than I did. Is that grounds for a secret enquiry by a Canberra sociologist, feminist and taxidermist ?? I bloody well think not. So, we move on. The secret report has now become a formal enquiry by the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force. Do we judge these men by the standards of the society in which they fought? Afghanistan in those years was a brutal place; the Taliban were and are religious zealots, they kill as quickly as changing shirts. They deceive, they appear and disappear, they hide amongst villagers, women, children, defenceless old villagers and they know that our soldiers are bound by a code of decency that prevents them from acting in the same fashion as they, the Taliban act. So, I don’t suppose we can judge them by the standards of the Afghanistan society at that time. Well, what standards apply? Do we use the International War Crimes Commission? A body which has its house in the Netherlands and spends much of its time condemning Israel and the United States for action those nations take against international terrorists – although this body has shown some interest in the activities of Russia in Ukraine, but not much in Syria. The possibility of using the IWCC standards in making a judgement against our combat soldiers indeed exists, although I doubt that this body would deliver a fair and reasonable assessment of what went on in Afghanistan some time ago.

In my many years in the military, during the 1960 ’s, 1970’s and 1980’s it was impressed upon me, indeed driven into my soul mercilessly, by Instructors of young Officers and, as time passed more Senior Officers, that there is an iron rule in the military, a law that stands unchallenged – “ there are no bad soldiers, just poor Officers! “ And indeed, in my experience, it is so. We can explore that, in the context of this opinion piece. The troops under investigation had a different command structure than all the other Australian forces in Afghanistan. This structure may have been imposed 2018 - Issue 28

upon them by political requirements, by a desire to keep some of the SAS activities ring-fenced from other sections of the Australian Army, who knows? What I do know, and military experience tells me so – that once you begin to make ‘special command arrangements’ for individual sections of the deployed force, the integrity of the command structure is affected. So did we make our own problem? I believe we did. And I believe that we must be very, very careful how we attend to this matter; for Australian soldiers are decent men and women, they do not torture, they do not commit murder, they do not act as battlefield thugs. They are tough, hardminded men and women. To paraphrase the words of US Marines – Australian soldiers are ‘ no better friends and no worse an enemy. ‘ By what standards would you judge them? I know how I would judge. photo with thanks skeeze Pixa Bay

Bribie Island Pilot turned Author shares stories of flight

John Chandler at Caboolture Airfield John’s passion for writing takes flight John Chandler often looks to the sky whenever he hears a plane flying overhead. The 85-year-old from Bribie Island experienced flying for the first time at the age of 14 and from then on, he was hooked on aviation. He learned to fly in his early 20s and went for a commercial pilot’s licence five years later. “In those days you had to complete military service and I was called up to the air force. Six-hundred people volunteered for flying training at RAAF Laverton in Victoria, 20 of us were selected and I was one of 15 who graduated,” John says. “I applied to be a commercial pilot with Qantas, TAA and Ansett. Ansett said ‘yes’ but the starting salary was less than half of what I was earning as a civil engineer.” John flew extensively for business and pleasure, with his work seeing him fly and co-pilot small aircraft around Australia and the Pacific Islands. “I used my commercial flying licence as an adjunct to my professional career as a civil engineer and would fly myself as an endorsed user of single and twin-engine aircraft,” John says. The retiree, who suffered a stroke and “took two years to get back to a normal lifestyle”, receives help from Carinity Home Care Bribie Island around the house. Each day Carinity Home Care Bribie Island lifestyle carers help him with

John Chandler with his Carinity Home Care Bribie Island Lifestyle Carer, Megan Roach. housework, including making beds to doing laundry, and transport him around Bribie Island and the Caboolture district. John enjoys regular outings with his Carinity Home Care Bribie Island lifestyle carers, including a recent day trip to Caboolture Airfield. There, John took to the sky again as a passenger in a light aircraft, for a return flight from Caboolture to Stradbroke Island. “The joy of being airborne is magic. Flying is still part of my bloodstream,” John says. John, who only gave up flying at the age of 80, wrote the book My Flying Career: A Recollection about his time in the sky. He recently donated copies of the book to Bribie Island Library and Bribie Island Seaside Museum. The pensioner has also written a new e-book about his life as a pilot, entitled John’s Story: My Reach for the Sky.

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August Fishing Report- the ISLAND and Surrounds. Well, here they are, regular as clockwork – isn’t it uncanny? Those westerlies that come with EKKA bring chilly days and change fishing in the Passage and around Bribie. The breeze generally lifts through the day, sometimes swinging between north and south. Around midday, when the wind direction might be changing, and the water has warmed a little, has proved to be a useful time to throw a line. EKKA winds make fishing forecasting tricky and targeting of any particular species unpredictable. This is the start of the “between-seasons” period and every day can be different from the last. Windy days are not all bad – get up into Ningi Creek and the other estuaries, where fish are attracted to water that is stirred a little and you can use the wind to make a good, long cast. Tailor are still showing up right through the Pumicestone Passage. Red has said that this seems to be a very big tailor year, with big schools in the bay and in all the gutters over at Moreton Island. Just past South Point, over the first EKKA weekend, Toby and Mark got among a big school of baitfish. There were plenty of tailor out there, “going crazy”, along with swooping birds and at least a couple of black-tipped sharks. Ron hasn’t needed to go far for his fishing – he watches from his Bribie front porch for the tell-tale sight of birds gathering over a school of fish. Then, off he charges, with the fishing rod, over the road and straight into the water, standing thigh-deep, and casting slug-lures out after the tailor. Pretty much every day, Ron has been scoring a couple of goodsized fish. He reckons it’s one of the most consistent tailor seasons he has seen. Goldie’s tailor was also caught on mullet, which has been a very handy bait lately. If you’re after some fresh mullet for live-bait, try cast-netting a few between Spinnaker Sound Marina and the bridge. Another good spot for cast-netting mullet has been Ningi Creek. Another place to find the tailor has been Ningi Creek, where Charlie has been successfully fishing on the runout tide for tailor and flathead. Toby, and his mate Daniel, were up between Ningi Creek and the Avon shipwreck, when they brought in a couple of good tailor, which were caught on herring and mullet. Plenty of bream have been spending a bit of time up around the wreck as well. Geoff and Tyler found them there, drifting past the wreck on the falling tide, using chicken gut. This winter has been a hit-and-miss season for snapper. Out at Cook’s Rocks, there has been a lot of fluctuation in snapper numbers and sizes. Other favourite spots, especially the Ripples, just outside Pacific Harbour, have

not been as exciting for snapper as in previous years, but snapper are still showing there, and at the bridge. Tommy’s snapper, well above 40cm, was picked up at the bridge, using herring for bait. Winter whiting has been a pretty good bet this winter, especially on the rising tide in the Passage and on the beaches. A couple of weeks ago, they slowed down on the beach but are still going well up the middle. Among the tailor and whiting, have been good schools of dart, lots of them above 30-50cm in size, which should make very decent fillets. Fishing at the bridge has quietened a bit over the past week, with garfish and toadies taking a lot of the bait. With the strong tidal flows over last weekend’s new moon, the only time to get anything has been over the change of tide. Cast into the eddies that form at the pylons; live bait and soft plastics have been working there. Probably the stars of the Pumicestone Passage have been the ever-reliable flathead. The cool weather has brought the big females into the Passage and creeks for breeding and plenty of nicesized male fish with them. Luke says there are flathead galore at low-tide in Ningi. Sophie caught flathead at Turner’s Camp, on the falling tide. James (photo) was happy with two flathead, from south of the Avon wreck. Jack recommends trying the banks between Spinnaker Sound Marina for flathead, using lures on a rising tide. Charlie is using soft-plastics (Z-man) in the creeks, to catch lots of biggies. So, from that, you’d have to conclude that flathead really are everywhere, all of the time!

New fishery working group for Moreton Bay takes shape The Palaszczuk Government has announced the appointment of the new Moreton Bay Working Group under the landmark Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner welcomed the appointed members who will provide advice to the government and work to ensure Moreton Bay remains a world-class fishery. “The working group’s priority will be to advise on fishing rules specific to Moreton Bay as part of a regional management trial,” Minister Furner said.

Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-27.” Mr Furner said members of the Moreton Bay Working Group were selected during an expression of interest process and will play a key role in representing the views and aspirations of all stakeholders. “Membership of the new working group reflects the broad range of stakeholders with an interest in the fishery including the commercial fishing industry, recreational sector, scientific, conservation organisations and the Traditional Owners of Moreton Bay,” he said. Membership of the Moreton Bay Working Group is: • Norm Good (science) • Jason Thomson, Greg Savige, Michael Wood, Matthew Vujica, Mark Kleinschmidt (commercial fishing) • Dr Barry Pollock, Judy Lynne, Martin Cowling, Mark Templeton (recreational fishing) • Mathew Hubbard (charter fishing) • Cameron Costello, Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (Traditional Owner) • Dr Paul Maxwell, Healthy Land and Water (conservation) Mr Furner said the new Moreton Bay Working Group would meet for the first time in September. “Being a member of a working group is just one way to be involved in Queensland’s fisheries management reform process,” he said. People interested in the management of Moreton Bay will have an opportunity to provide their views on any proposed changes that the working group identifies. For more information about the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, visit www. or call 13 25 23.

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Ride Bribie Island 2018 Bribie Island Bicycle User Group (Bribie BUG) will be hosting Ride Bribie Island 2018 on Sunday, 28 October. Start and finish at Apex Park (behind Seaside Museum), South Esplanade, Bongaree. Cyclists of all ages welcome. Free entry but bring cash for coffees and lunch. Rides of 40km (start time 8am - mainly on road/average speed 22kph), 30km (8.30am - mainly on road/19kph), 20km (9am - cycle paths and road/16kph) and 10km (9.30am - mainly cycle paths/12kph). Register 15 minutes prior to your ride. Coffee available at nearby bakery or onsite from 7am. BBQ at finish ($2 donation). Enquiries: Phone 5496 8661 or email Find Bribie BUG on Facebook. Event supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

A Gold Coast bait supplier who moved raw prawns outside the movement restriction area and sold them to a bait shop in the Warwick region, has been fined $10,000 in the Brisbane Magistrate Court. The Magistrate said the penalty should send a clear message to other industry operators and the public warning them that they will be punished if they breach a Movement Control Order. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the prawns were collected from the retail outlet by a government employee and sent to the Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory for testing and Australian Animal Health Laboratory for further confirmation. “Once the bait prawns tested positive for white spot syndrome virus all at-risk prawns associated with the consignment were immediately traced and removed from sale,” Mr Furner said. “We also conducted surveillance in local rivers and dams in the area with all tests returning negative results. “It is very lucky that the consignment was detected quickly, and the bait recalled, otherwise someone could have unknowingly spread white spot disease to new waterways in the area. “Commercial bait suppliers operating in the white spot disease restricted area should take heed from this and realise it is a criminal offence to move raw prawns, yabbies and marine worms out of the area. The defendant pleaded guilty to charges of failing to comply with a movement control order, which was made under the Biosecurity Act 2014. Movement restrictions are in place to safeguard the aquaculture industry, commercial fishers and the environment from further spread of white spot disease. The restrictions are in place from Caloundra to the New South Wales border, and west to Ipswich for prawns, yabbies and marine worms. Anyone who suspects white spot disease should contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

A very proud grandpa Ernie Mayne and his granddaughter Jesse Mayne with the Team Victoria gold medal on overall winners in points.

On Saturday, 25th August (last Saturday) the Australian cross-country championships were held at the Melany Golf Club, commencing at 9 a.m. with the boys under-11s and finishing with the last race at 3.05pm with the women’s under-20 six-kilometre race. Athletes from all over Australia were competing including Jessica Mayne, from Victoria. Jesse was staying at Ningi, with family and training at the Bribie AFL ground prior to the competition as there was no prior chance to make use of, or even get acquainted with the Melany track before the race because it is a fully functional golf course. Jesse says she was really looking forward to competing because she has been injury prone for over 12 months with an achilleas problem, but now is raring to go, injury free. Jesse was the Victorian all-schools

under-18, 3000 metre champion before getting injured and this will only be her fourth competition race since her recovery. The open men’s and women’s races were held between 12.20 and 1.45 p.m. over 10 kilometres. On the day of the championships it was sunny but very cool, it was ideal for the event. The under-20 women’s race had the world champion running, Ella

Australian Cross-Country Championships Gold Medal for Team Victoria. Heeney, she also won the race. There were also other international runners taking part, but most of the local girls ran very well. Jesse Mayne came a credible seventh and was closing in on sixth just before the finish line. Queenslander, Brielle Erbacher, came second. Ella Heeney said it was the toughest course she had ran on. Jesse’s team, Victoria, won the team event, for most points, gold medal out of all the states.

Jesse Mayne at the finish line

Next month Jesse continues her comeback on the Gold Coast in the Australian University championships.

Sport, Fishing, Camping

2018 - Issue 28



Test Series Commences

Commences Dates



National League

23rd March – Sept 30


National League

2nd Mar – 1st Oct

Intrust State Cup

Qld Rugby League

Final 23rd September


Super Netball

28th Apr – 25th Aug

Rugby Union

Super Rugby

23rd Feb – 5th Aug

Bathurst 1000

Car Racing

4th – 7th Oct

Australian Formula 1

Car Racing 2019

2019 - TBC

Bribie Island Golf Club Ladies Results from 3 1st June to 23rd August, 2018 TUESDAY 31st July, 2018 Single Stroke Div 1 Winner B Newcomb 70 C/B, R UP V Smith 70. Div 2 Winner M Dickson 68, R UP J Umlauft 72. Div 3 Winner J Westmoreland 78, R UP R Crossley 79. THURSDAY 2nd August, 2018 No Ladies Competition - Pro-Am TUESDAY 7th August, 2018 Monthly Medal Sponsor Woorim Pharmacy Div 1 Winner L Ball 76 C/B, R UP R Gardiner 76 C/B, 2nd R UP S Vallely 76. Div 2 Winner A Claxton 71, R UP S Weeks 76 C/B, 2nd R UP D Dunn 76 C/B. Div 3 Winner C McAlister 73, R UP R Crossley 75, 2nd R UP S Barnulf 77. THURSDAY 9th August, 2018 Single Stableford Redcliffe Challenge Div 1 Winner T Hando 37, R UP S Smith 36, 2nd R UP S Vallely 35 C/B. Div 2 Winner S Weeks 36, R UP A Lauchlan 35 C/B, 2nd R UP V Learoyd 35. Div 3 Winner V Miller 36, R UP R Crossley 35, 2nd R UP S Milligan 34. TUESDAY 14th August, 2018 Club Championships Round 1 Sponsor italktravel Div 1 Winner L Gwyther 72 C/B, R UP J Knight 72. Div 2 Winner I Coburn 73 C/B, R UP L McDonald 73. Div 3 Winner G Burnham 76, R UP Y Swanson 77.

Sporting clubs kicking goals on Bribie Moreton Bay Regional Council has granted a pair of community leases that is set to help shape the future of the Bribie Island Croquet Club Inc. and the Bribie Island Soccer Football Club Inc. Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport Councillor Koliana Winchester who made the announcement following council’s coordination meeting on Tuesday 21 August said council would grant community leases to both clubs to construct a half croquet court and a storage shed at Banksia Beach and Bongaree respectively. “This is a another opportunity to deliver much-needed community space that encourages local residents to stay healthy and active,” Cr Winchester said . Councillor for Division 1 Brooke Savige said council’s community leasing program offered low-cost opportunities for over 250 community groups across the region to manage and utilise council’s facilities.

THURSDAY 16th August, 2018 Club Championships Round 2 Sponsor italktravel Div 1 Winner J Knight 72, R UP D Neilson 73. Div 2 Winner L Beaven 74, R UP L Wilson 75. Div 3 Winner S Tailford 73 C/B, R UP A Roberts 73. TUESDAY 21st August, 2018 Club Championships Round 3 Sponsor italktravel Div 1 Winner M Thomsen 73 C/B, R UP D Neilson 73. Div 2 Winner L Beaven 71, R UP L Wilson 74. Div 3 Winner B Chen 79 C/B, R UP S Barnulf 79. THURSDAY 23rd August, 2018 Club Championships Round 4 Sponsor italktravel Div 1 Winner K Tomalin 72, R UP A Driver 73. Div 2 Winner W Robinson 75, R UP J McCowan 75. Div 3 Winner G Burnham 72, R UP S Tailford 76. Ladies Club Championships Winners Sponsor italktravel Div 1 Club Champion Gross Winner J Knight 306, Gross R UP J Malone 322, Nett Winner D Neilson 301, Nett R UP S Smith 308. Div 2 Gross Winner L McDonald 404, Gross R UP B Davies 417, Nett Winner L Wilson 305 C/B, Nett R UP L Beaven 305. Div 3 Gross Winner B Chen 455, Gross R UP D Sullivan 461, Nett Winner S Tailford 315, Nett R UP A Roberts 324.

“This is a brilliant example of how council continues to support organisations across the Moreton Bay Region and promote a healthy and active lifestyle,” Cr Savige said. “I’m very happy that council has been able to assist the Bribie Island Croquet Club Inc. and the Bribie Island Soccer Football Club to ensure both clubs continue to play an important part in providing social and sporting opportunities for our community.” Cr Winchester said both clubs has been established in the community for 76 years collectively providing excellent service for their members and players over the years. “Membership at Bribie Island Croquet Club Inc. has grown significantly over the years and with over 65 members, it’s fitting that the club has the opportunity to welcome more croquet players with the construction of a half size croquet court to cater for the needs of their club now for years to come. “For the Bribie Island Soccer Football Club Inc. it will mean that the club can build additional storage space to house club equipment such as portable goals, nets, line marking equipment, paint and balls.”


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A better Pumicestone for you,your family and your community. PEN s ’ e n o Sim

Pumicestone E lectorate News

Electorate Office: Shop 1/43 Benabrow Ave, Bellara l Phone: 3474 2100 l Email:


MARK THE DATES & SPREAD THE WORD Three special events are coming up in the electorate and I urge you all to mark the dates in your diaries and join in to show your support of our wonderful community. PUMICESTONE RAV18 is a family-friendly event open to men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities. Full details on this special event can be found on my website The Emergency Services Expo and Bribie Island White Ribbon Community and Wellbeing Day are events I am proudly supporting.

My hearty congratulations to the Banksia Beach State School Intermediate Concert Band for taking out the 1st Prize in the Fanfare State festival of bands and orchestras 2018. The Fanfare primary and secondary grand final concerts showcased the high quality of school-based ensembles throughout Queensland and what a shining group of young musicians we have right here in our community – well done kids, we are so proud of you. I was equally proud to acknowledge our wonderful Seniors of Pumicestone during Senior’s Week and was thrilled to deliver a cake to each of our aged care homes as a little thank you for all they have done in making our communities a better place. We all love the Ekka and this year was bigger and better than ever. It was a real pleasure to attend the President’s Reception and meet this year’s Miss Showgirl winners. On another note, it says an awful lot about this Labor State Government when the Transport Minister doesn’t even care to get his facts and figures straight on vital planning projects along Bribie Island Road. Case in point the Saint to Hickey Roads dual carriage way upgrade. One minute the Minister says $3 million is committed to this project and the next it’s $2 million before he reverted back to saying $3 million then $2 million during the recent Estimates Hearing. The truth is that the Labor Government has slashed $1 million from the initial funding of $3 million for this vital planning project and for reasons known only to themselves, they have decided to push back the completion date of the planning work from 2018/2019 to 2019/2020. With the recent $20 million funding boost by the Federal Government for Bribie Island Road, there can be no more excuses as to why planning works and dangerous pinch points on the road now can’t be fast-tracked. As your State Representative I will continue to fight the neglect of our only artery that services the entire community from the Bruce Highway to Bribie Island. Follow updates on this important issue on my Facebook @SimoneWilson. Until next month take good care,


I was very pleased to offer the Electorate Office as a drop off point for Drought Angels, a well-known and respected charity within the rural sector giving a helping hand to our farmers in times of need. I was also thrilled to donate $300 to the charity so that money can be spent locally to keep their It was a real pleasure to attend the President’s Reception and meet this year’s economies strong. Thank you to Chelsea, our very own Drought Angels volunteer. Thank you also to everyone who has given so much for this great cause. Miss Showgirl winners.

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