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LOCAL ADVICE........P4-5 TOOMBUL TIGERS........P7 THIS IS. THANH...........P9 WHAT’S ON...............P13

Must try 8848 Mo:Mo House - on Sandgate Road, Nundah. See Page 3 for details.

Local Muay Thai State Champion

Peanut Butter-filled Brownie Protein Balls

Preparing for the National Premier League Women

Meet Luke Fraser – amazing talent at just 14 years of age Page 10

Mouth-watering healthy recipes from Sarah Fit Foodie Page 9

Virginia United Football Club set to compete in 2021 Page 6

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Dandelion & Driftwood returns to Hendra YOUR LOCAL TEAM Publisher - Ben Tibben ben@lovingnundah.com.au Account Manager - Larni Tibben larni@lovingnundah.com.au Marketing Coordinator - Megan Bock megan@lovingnundah.com.au Photography - Tony Gwynn-Jones gwynn-jonesphoto@aapt.net.au


Dandelion & Driftwood 3.0 is set to open on Doncaster Street, Hendra in early 2021. Dandelion & Driftwood is the popular cafe from coffee and business entrepreneurs, Penny and Peter Wolff. This will be the fifth cafe developed by the busy duo, who also own coffee roasting business, Wolff Coffee Roasters. The first Dandelion & Driftwood cafe was also located in Hendra, and the second location is at the Brisbane Airport, which is currently closed while travel restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. The new location for Dandelion & Driftwood has a rich history, with the location previously being home to restaurants 'Mario at the Dining Room' and 'The Hamptons', and most recently being used for the filming of popular Netflix rom-com, 'Romance on the Menu'. Renovations are currently underway for Dandelion & Driftwood 3.0, which will be open 7 days a week for takeaway, coffee & cakes, breakfast and lunch. Dinner bookings will be available from Thursday to Sunday (with Espresso Martinis on the menu!) Dandelion & Driftwood | 20 Doncaster Street, Hendra dandelion.driftwood | dandeliondriftwood


LOCAL AREA MARKETING OUR NEXT ISSUE AND CONTENT #50 April/May 2021 Booking deadline: 12 March Content deadline: 19 March Distributed: 5 April Phone: 07 3162 0802 Email: megan@lovingnundah.com.au

New Principal for Mary MacKillop College Mary MacKillop College has announced the appointment of new Principal, Mrs Josephine Griffiths. Mrs Griffiths brings to the College a wealth of experience as a proven contemporary educator and leader, having worked extensively in senior leadership roles across the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Mrs Griffiths is delighted to be joining Mary MacKillop College to nurture, challenge and empower MacKillop Women to be people of potential and purpose, to live principled lives, and to shine. Mary MacKillop College | 60 Bage Street, Nundah www.mmc.qld.edu.au | marymackillopcollegenundah

Local AREa CONTENT marketing + Advertising How It Works... Multiple Ways / Channels We reach people across print, web and social media: Facebook 17,800+ followers Instagram 4,300+ followers Email 1,100+ subscribers Website 10,000 impressions per month Brisbane Inner North Locals We deliver to the right people and serve the local community with relevant information Frequency is Right • Bimonthly Magazine 25,000 printed sent to letterboxed and locations • Fortnightly E-News • 24/7 Website • 24/7 Instagram + Facebook Proven Results • Strong local following • Massive social media growth • Approx 16 million pages of positive local content

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New Bike Lane through Nundah Tunnel Transport and Main Roads will construct bike lanes through Nundah Tunnel following the recommendation of an independent review. The new bike lanes will run along both sides of Sandgate Road though the tunnel, creating a safer and more direct route for cyclists. Construction work is due to start at the end of January and should be completed by the end of February. Works will be carried out at night to minimise disruption and keep workers safe, though there may be some changed traffic conditions during daytime hours.

New Fitness and Wellness Hub at Toombul Function Well is set to open at Toombul Shopping Centre in April 2021. The two-storey tenancy is located in the former Sizzler restaurant, in the Upstairs precinct. This is the second Function Well centre in Brisbane, with the first facility located in Newstead. Function Well has 24/7 access and offers a range of services including HIIT, boxing, yoga, pilates, weightlifting, CrossFit, ice baths, steam rooms, saunas and more. The Be Well.Bar will be located inside the hub, serving salads, smoothies and coffee. Function Well | Toombul Shopping Centre functionwelltoombul

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New Dumpling House in Nundah An exciting new dumpling restaurant has opened in Sandgate Road, Nundah. 8848 Mo:Mo House serves traditional Nepalese dumplings, using fresh ingredients and rich, fragrant herbs and spices. This is the second 8848 Mo:Mo House to open in Brisbane, with the flagship restaurant located in Fortitude Valley. Owner Hom Pyashi is excited to bring traditional Nepalese dumplings to Nundah, with 21 different types of momos currently available (and more to come).

"8848 Mo:Mo House is the complete Nepalese dumpling house. Our first restaurant in Fortitude Valley remains very popular, and we’re excited to bring our offerings to Nundah and northside residents," says Hom. Momos are a traditional serving of meat or vegetablefilled dumplings, brimming with delicate and flavourful juices, served with traditional chutney and a house-made dipping sauce.

8848 Mo:Mo House serves a variety of momos, including steam and fried varieties, with chicken, pork, seafood and vegetarian fillings. They also offer jhol momos (soupy dumplings) and open momos.

Photos courtesy of Prayush Manandhar

8848 Mo:Mo House | 1246 Sandgate Road, Nundah | Ph: 0416 429 481 www.8848momohouse.com.au | 8848momohousenundah

In addition to their extensive dumplings on offer, 8848 Mo:Mo House Nundah also serves chow mein, khaja, spicy chicken wings, sausage sticks, potato wedges and chips. Their dessert speciality is the Chocomo – homemade chocolate momos served with their in-house chocolate topping and ice-cream. Hom looks forward to meeting more Brisbane northside residents, with the restaurant open for dinner, 7 days a week, 5pm to 10pm. They offer dine-in and takeaway, plus have function and catering options available.

Did you miss your regular appointment in 2020 due to COVID-19? The team at Nundah Village Dental is ready to help get your smile back on track. Nundah Village Dental is an independently owned business that has been caring for the community since 1981. They welcome new patients and offer emergency appointments every day. Early morning, evening and Saturday appointments are available.

Make your smile a priority in 2021!

Make 2021 your year to make your health – and your smile – a priority.

Phone: 3260 6200 Email: enquire@nundahdental.com.au | 6/1231 Sandgate Rd Nundah (off Aspinall St) NundahVillageDental www.nundahdental.com.au |

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with Aaron Ball from Shorestone Legal

with Davina Donovan and Rob Lloyd from Fitstop Nundah

Co-Parenting and COVID-19

New Year, New……?

I’m often asked how parents can share care arrangements for their children during lockdown.

You have probably been targeted by diet companies, gyms, bootcamps, cosmetic companies and other programs promoting ‘New Year, New You’ campaigns.

Thankfully, if you have usual parenting arrangements in place (either by agreement or per family law parenting orders), Queensland Health has confirmed that your children can still move between households as usual. This is in line with the Family Court’s advice that parenting orders should still be followed.

While these offers seem attractive when you're motivated after Christmas and New Year, it is important to avoid getting caught up in these short term fixes and consider what is going to sustain you once this motivation wanes.

Obviously, common sense should always prevail and if one parent is in a lockdown area, and the other parent is not, then both households should comply with the more stringent lockdown requirements (for example, staying at home, socially distancing, and if necessary, wearing masks). If travel is restricted, then it is a good idea to carry a copy of the Court orders or agreed parenting plan with you when you are taking your children to the other parent, or collecting your children. Of course, the current situation is changing all the time so if you’re not sure, or if you are having difficulties with parenting matters, please get in touch. Aaron Ball, Principal | Shorestone Legal www.shorestonelegal.com | Ph: 3266 4657



For your long-term health, it is more beneficial to find a practice that best helps you achieve your goals and helps you to make sustainable changes to your lifestyle. To determine what's right for you, ask yourself: • W  hat are my goals? • W  hat am I comfortable doing? (remembering that sometimes it’s good to try things that are outside your comfort zone) • C  an I see myself doing this, long-term and is it enjoyable? Try not to jump on a bandwagon or buy into ads that provoke guilt – instead, find a long-term and sustainable practice that is going to work for you. Fitstop Nundah | 5/1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah Ph: 0413 106 643 | www.fitstop.com/nundah fitstopnundah | fitstop__nundah

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with Rob Teasdale from The Joint Nundah

with Jordan McLennan from Jordan McLennan Properties

Getting Bike Fit

How To Find The Right Agent

Bicycles are an excellent way of getting around town. When buying a bike, you could get a basic fit, but it won't consider your history of injuries. Instead, a comprehensive bike fitting by a Physiotherapist will assess these factors:

Are you trying to find the right agent for your needs? As much as we'd like to say look no further (we’re a pretty safe bet) there are a few steps everyone should take before choosing an agent:

• Comfort: you should ​feel​comfortable, even on extended rides.

• R  esearch: Start with getting insight into how different agencies work. Look for agents who have sold similar properties or in suburbs you're interested in.

• S  eat: Height, tilt, distance from handlebars should all be chosen for your riding style and your injuries. This is often overlooked in a basic bike fit and is important, especially if you have knee or hip pain.

• T  hink Local: Someone who knows your local market landscape and can help you be aware of competition and buyer preferences is invaluable.

• Pedals: Clipping in can make your ride even easier. Your feet will push a ​ nd​pull.

• M  ystery Shop: Consider stopping by an open home your prospective agent is running to get a feel for how they work, communicate and follow up.

• H  andlebars: Adjustments can be made or extra parts can be added. No tingling in the fingers! • Fitness: You’ll get the most out of your bike when you are fit enough (even for those hills). Additional strength and conditioning guided by a health professional can assist and prevent injuries.

• A  sk Questions: Ask the agent what approach they feel will work best for your property and why. It’s important that you are comfortable with the strategy they suggest. • T  rust Your Gut: Being comfortable with your agent is important, since your relationship will depend on honesty and communication.

If you want some guidance to improve your cycling, The Joint Physiotherapy Team can help. Happy riding!

We pride ourselves on our honesty and the relationships with our clients, so feel free to contact us so we can discuss how we can help you.

The Joint | 9/1220 Sandgate Rd, Nundah and 1/62 Crockford St, Northgate Ph: 3191 4455 | www.thejointnundah.com | thejointnundah

Jordan McLennan Properties | Ph: 0405 368 111 www.jordanmclennan.com | jordan@jordanmclennan.com

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Virginia United Football Club join the National Premier League Women 2021 is set to be an incredible year for Virginia United Football Club as they embark on competing, for the first time, in the National Premier League Women (NPLW). Led by NPLW Head Coach and NPLW Technical Director, Anthony Costa, the club is looking forward to making the step up to elite football.

Anthony Costa, NPLW Head Coach and Technical Director

“We are thrilled to have been awarded a NPLW licence. This is the result of hard work and we are looking forward to the upcoming challenge,” says Anthony. “Having a NPLW licence allows us to provide a complete pathway for all of our female players, from junior community teams through to the elite level of senior NPLW,” says Anthony. “We are determined to stay true to our club values and we will be working hard to make sure

we build a sustainable NPLW program based on strong culture, player and coach development and growing the love of the game.” Virginia United Football Club are under no illusions as to the challenges they face making the step up to elite football, but are confident that the processes they have put in place will help guide them to long term sustainable success. In other club news, 2021 sees a brand new clubhouse being built, with additional success of Kelly Boon from the club who won the 2020

Community Coach of the Year awarded by Football Queensland. Virginia United Football Club 574 Nudgee Road, Nundah www.virginiaunitedfc.com.au virginiaunitedfc

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Did you know that Toombul was once home to a Tiger Farm?

p Staged photo at the Tiger Farm c 1884. State Library of Queensland. u Advertisement for the Circus in the QLD Figaro and Punch newspaper, November 17, 1888. State Library of Queensland.

Higgins' Tiger Farm was located in the Toombul area in 1884. Two Bengal Tigers, named Sammy and Jimmy, were part of a travelling zoo and were affectionately known as the Toombul Tigers. The Tiger Farm was located on a property 200 metres from the local railway station and would travel into the city to take part in the zoo performances. The travelling zoo, named ‘Charles Higgins’ Great Menagerie of Wild Performing Animals’, boasted five species of Royal Bengal Tigers, Russian Bears, Leopards, Panthers, Cheetahs,

Monkeys, Snakes and the ‘great performing Toombul Tigers’. On the 21 November 1888, one of the tigers escaped when a handyman failed to secure the cage door and Jimmy the tiger mauled a man on Turbot St, Brisbane. After the attack, the tigers were moved to the Queensport Aquarium as the star attractions. After the mauling incident in the City, locals petitioned the Mayor to close the circus down, especially after more wild animals were found outside their enclosures. Employee William Madden further inflamed locals by getting drunk and threatening to release more tigers. He was promptly arrested.

Not-for-profit Retirement Village takes out National Award A boutique retirement living village in Nundah has been crowned the nation’s best after taking out the National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors Award at the prestigious Master Builders Association 2020 Housing and Construction Awards. Alondra Residences was designed to provide high quality and innovative retirement living to over 65s. With an emphasis on lifestyle, convenience and community, Alondra offers 52 thoughtfully designed apartments with one, two and three-bedroom apartments spanning across seven levels. Alondra resident Chris Kirton said the move to Alondra Residences with her husband of 52 years is allowing them much needed peace of mind and the ability to live life to the full.

“With a concierge on duty during the week, gardens on every level, a rooftop deck and courtesy bus available for us to freely use, we honestly think choosing to settle down in Nundah was one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made,” Mrs Kirton said. For more information about living at Alondra Residences, phone 0447 857 639 or visit the Alondra Residences sales office at 25 Union Street, Nundah. Alondra Residences | 25 Union Street, Nundah | 0447 857 639 www.alondra.com.au

Make your Dreams come true with Style Style Kitchens by Design designs, constructs and installs upmarket kitchens, bathrooms and custom cabinetry using the latest technology and old-fashioned service. Visit the Nundah showroom to discuss your project with an experienced designer today. Showroom: 2/1207 Sandgate Road, Nundah Ph: 1300 249 211 stylekitchensbydesign.com.au stylekitchensbydesign

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Brownie Protein Balls With over 23,000 Instagram followers, local Sarah Ky (aka Sarah Fit Foodie) has become well-known for her healthy recipes that look (and taste) amazing! This month, try your hand at making these Peanut Butter-filled Brownie Protein Balls – it will be hard to stop at just one.

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Brownie Ingredients: • 375g dates, soaked in hot water for 30 min and then drained • 100g Mayver’s crunchy peanut butter • 30g Naked Foods cocoa powder • 20g Braw Naturals chocolate protein • 100g Lucky Nuts almond meal • 70g Red Tractor Foods coconut flour • 50g Well Naturally dark chocolate, diced Filling: • 20 tsp creamy peanut butter Directions: 1 Spoon peanut butter into mini ice cube moulds (or onto a sheet of baking paper) and freeze for 1 hr or until solid. 2 In a food processor, blend dates and peanut butter until a paste forms. 3 Add remaining brownie ingredients and pulse until a dough forms. 4 Divide dough and roll into desired size balls. 5 Form a hole in each dough ball and work quickly to place frozen peanut butter inside. 6 Roll dough gently around peanut butter until no peanut butter is showing (if peanut butter becomes too soft to handle, place back into the freezer for 15-30 mins). For more recipes and healthy eating tips, visit www.sarahfitfoodie.com

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This is. Thanh. Business owner, straight talker with a heart of gold, lover of historic fiction. Ask Thanh why she loves Nundah. She'll tell you it's the sense of community and the interesting, diverse people that she meets through her cafe Simply Duo. “People tell me stories of their lives and I love it!”, she says. And her customers love her back – some even buy her lotto tickets or promise to share winnings hoping that she won’t have to work so hard. Born the eldest of 3 children in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thanh came to Australia 20 years ago, where she completed her degree in Public Health at UQ. Following this, after meeting her husband (a chef), Thanh had a baby girl and they opened Simply Duo which has been trading for 13 years. Making the decision to stay in Australia was one of the biggest challenges she has faced. On the flip side, leaving home to come to Australia to study in the first place is something she is very proud of. Nowadays, if Thanh travels overseas, it is Australia she misses and calls home. This is. series focus on Nundah locals, interviewed and photographed by local contributor Gaylia Lee. thisismephotography_gaylialee

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Our New Muay Thai Queensland State Champion After a thrilling win against an opponent more than 2 years his senior, 14-year-old Luke Fraser has been named the new 57kg Muay Thai State Champion for Queensland. Luke, who trains at Nundah’s Northside Boxing under coach Jojo ‘Tiger’ Ancajas, won the thrilling fight against Jye Van Polen in Mackay at the end of 2020. Luke travelled to Mackay to take on the local champion in front of his home crowd.

“I had to get special permission to fight because my opponent was more than two years older than me and the fight was held in Mackay in front of his home crowd. At the end of the fight when I was announced the winner by split decision it was the best feeling because all my hard work paid off.” Luke is a talented Muay Thai fighter, who has won two QLD state title belts, a 3rd place at nationals and has won the prestigious Santenoi trophy. He has been training with his coach Jojo since 2018.

“Since Luke has started training with me at JTA Training Systems at Northside Boxing we’ve accomplished a lot and hit some major goals,” says Jojo.

“This was going to be one of the biggest fights of my career,” says Luke.

#Support Local Check in to our social media pages for upcoming information on events and meetings and plans for this year's Nundah Festival! Nundah Now are promoting local businesses via their #SupportLocal social media campaign. After a turbulent 2020, we can all help support our local businesses better by shopping and dining local.


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Nundah Now supports our local area by: • coordinating social and economic development activities in the Nundah district (including the very popular Nundah Festival and Nundah Festival Art Show)

• providing a united voice for the Nundah district • lobbying and advocating for and on behalf of the Nundah district • seeking government and private sector resources for the area


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• undertaking coordinated promotional and marketing campaigns • developing and supporting community networks Nundah Now would like to encourage local businesses, sporting organisations and community members to join, to ensure our local area grows and is a great place to do business and live.

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Join Nundah Now and support our local area Nundah Now is locally focused and committed to making our local area a great place to live and do business. Nundah Now is a local organisation made up of volunteers, including business owners, local workers, local residents and those with a desire for our local area to thrive.

“2021 is looking to be a busy year for Luke, with a couple of fights booked already. Luke has shared that his ultimate dream is to compete in one of the biggest fights in Asia, which is the One Championship.” Luke will defend his state title in June this year.

PO Box 129 Nundah Village, Qld 4012 Ph: Secretary 0421 332 231 email: nundahnow@nundah.com

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The history of German Station Park

Looking for a gorgeous new piece for your collection? We’ve picked out some of our favourites from Clayfield Jewellery. The Pink Diamond Ring Dress Ring containing a .30ct G, Si Diamond in the centre, surrounded by .17cts of Argyle Pink Diamonds, and another .68cts of G, Si Diamonds, all set into 18ct Rose and White Gold.

The park is so named because of the German missionaries who arrived on this land in 1838 to convert the local Aboriginal population to Christianity – a herculean task as there were no books to help them learn the local native languages or customs, and the missionaries' first language was German.

A local Nundah historian, Joe Egan, was responsible for ensuring that the German missionaries would never be forgotten. German Station Park is one of his initiatives. Joe is no longer with us, but his long-standing interest and work in honouring the missionaries can be found in his research at Nundah and Districts Historical Society Inc. and in his publication “Mission to Suburb”. The park has beautiful trees, covered picnic tables, barbeques and a covered playground. Over many years, a group of volunteers have donated their time to making this park what it is today. In planting trees, they continue to make sure German Station Park is kept in beautiful condition. If it is a monument you seek – look around you.

Sapphire Studs Studs containing 1.96cts of Ceylon Sapphires and .71cts of G, Si Diamonds, all set into 18ct white Gold.

Yellow Diamond Ring Engagement Ring containing a .73ct fancy intense Yellow, Vs2 Diamond, all surrounded by .61ct of G, Vs Diamonds and set into Platinum and 18ct Yellow Gold.

Clayfield Jewellery | Shop 2/1193 Sandgate Road, Nundah www.clayfieldjewellery.com.au | clayfieldjewellerystore

German Station Park, Hedley Avenue, Nundah Nundah & Districts Historical Society | Nundah & Districts Historical Society Inc.

Clean Up Australia Day – Cannery Creek and Nudgee Beach

Speed Changes for Northgate Road I have a very strong focus on the future of our area, ensuring feedback from our community is heard. The Northgate Road speed limit has been on my list of priorities since 2016 following feedback from local residents.

Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday, March 7 and I encourage you to take a small amount of time out of your day to keep our community clean, green and free from unnecessary waste.

Join me at Nudgee Road, Nudgee Beach just south of Tuckeroo Park between 7:00am - 8:00am and Cannery Creek, Station Avenue, Northgate between 8:30am - 9:30am. Congratulations to the other registered host volunteers committed to keeping our suburbs clean. Many hands make the job easier, and multiply our efforts. Head to the website for registration and location meeting point details www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join-a-clean-up.

I’ve continued to advocate on behalf of residents, working to achieve a more appropriate speed limit.

Dog Registration Tags Council has released a new range of colourful dog registration tags, following a spike in dog ownership, to ensure pups can look fetching while owners keep them safe.

The new designer dog tags help reunite owners and their four-legged friends quickly if they’re ever separated. Whatever your choice of breed or name, we want to encourage all owners to register their dog with Council, so we can continue offering new initiatives to help everyone be a responsible pet owner. Brisbane has earned its reputation as a dog friendly city, with nearly 40% of Brisbane homes now owning a four-legged family member. Apply for your personalised dog registration tag at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

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I am pleased to now advise that the speed limit on Northgate Road, from Toombul Road to Sandgate Road, will be reduced to 50km/h. I would like to take his opportunity to thank the active community in Northgate for their support and initiative in improving their suburb.

Cr Adam

ALLAN Councillor for Northgate Ward

3403 2210 northgate.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au www.adamallan.com.au Councillor.Allan Brisbane City Council (24hr Contact Centre) 3403 8888



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DS Energy is your local energy and solar business with a long history of satisfied clients. Having just celebrated their 5th Birthday, they are known for being the experts and providing a quality job. Speak to the team today to discuss your solar requirements. 6/60 Allworth Street, Northgate | Ph: 3161 5351 www.dsenergy.com.au | dsenergy

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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021 *Information correct at time of printing. Remember to stay home if you’re sick and to follow any regulations in place to keep you and our community safe.

EVERY SATURDAY Kedron Parkrun Kedron parkrun is a free, timed, 5km run/walk put on by the community for the community.



Library Lovers’ Day Tea and Trivia Enjoy an afternoon of fun, making friends and testing your general knowledge.

Saturday, 13 February TIME: 2pm to 3pm LOCATION: Nundah Library, 1 Bage Street, Nundah. COST: Free MORE INFO: Bookings required, please call 3407 8701 to reserve your place.

Norths Devils Trial Match 20 See the Norths Devils squad in action for the first time in the first trial match for 2021. The Norths Devils will take on the Wynnum Manly Seagulls. SAT FEB

Saturday, 20 February TIME: 7pm (but U16s will kick off at 2.30pm in the afternoon) LOCATION: Norths Devils Leagues Club, Cnr Franklin and Amelia Streets, Nundah. COST: $10 adults, $5 pensioners/concession MORE INFO: www.northsdevilsrlfc.com Jacob Laube at All Inn Brewing Co 27 Get ready for some classic pub sing-alongs, RnB covers and modern hits to dance, sing along to, or sit back and enjoy! Jacob Laube will be performing and bringing his unique performance style to Banyo. SAT FEB

Balls Out Bingo 13 This is not your Nana’s bingo! This fun night is hosted by award-winning drag performer and singer Candy Surprise, with special guest Australian Idol contestant Chrislyn Hamilton. Enjoy a fun night with a bit of bingo thrown in. SAT FEB

Saturday, 27 February TIME: Live music from 4pm LOCATION: 189 Elliott Road, Banyo MORE INFO: allinnbrewingco

Sarah McLeod Tour Aussie rock royalty Sarah McLeod will showcase her music from her time with The Superjesus and her solo albums. Sarah McLeod has proven herself to be one of Australia’s most diverse artists. SAT MAR


Saturday, 6 March TIME: 8pm LOCATION: The Royal, 1256 Sandgate Road, Nundah. COST: $25 MORE INFO: theroyal Library e-Books and Downloads 19 Discover the wonderful range of free resources available through Brisbane libraries. This session includes tips on how to read, listen to or watch your favourite online library content including books, magazines, newspapers and music. FRI MAR

Friday, 19 March TIME: 11am to 12.30pm LOCATION: Nundah Library, 1 Bage Street, Nundah. COST: Free MORE INFO: Bookings required, please call 3407 8701 to reserve your place.

North Brisbane Jazz Club 27 The North Brisbane Jazz Club presents an intimate evening with the Tyrone Noonan quartet (from Aria winning band, George). SAT FEB

Junior and the Easy Aces at All Inn Brewing Co Wear your dancing boots for live music from Junior 7 and the Easy Aces! Enjoy cold beer, a delicious food van and good tunes. SUN FEB

Saturday, 27 February TIME: 8.30pm to 10.30pm LOCATION: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside. COST: $30 MORE INFO: kedronwavell

Sunday, 14 February TIME: Live music from 3pm LOCATION: 189 Elliott Road, Banyo MORE INFO: allinnbrewingco

Saturday, 20 March TIME: 10.30am to 7pm LOCATION: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot. COST: Early bird tickets from $20. MORE INFO: brisbaneracingclub Jason Singh plays Taxiride The Hits, Bits and Beyond show will see Jason perform all the iconic hits along with material from deep within the Taxiride catalogue. Friday, 9 April TIME: 7pm to 10pm LOCATION: The Royal, 1256 Sandgate Road, Nundah. COST: $29.90 MORE INFO: theroyal


Kayak Moon River Enjoy a relaxing paddle and explore your local waterway in a canoe. This is an Active Parks program session open for Seniors 50+ that have a reasonable level of fitness. All equipment provided, please wear enclosed shoes.

Friday, 19 February TIME: 11am to 12.30pm LOCATION: Nundah Library, 1 Bage Street, Nundah. COST: Free MORE INFO: Bookings required, please call 3407 8701 to reserve your place.

Saturday, 6 March TIME: 5.30pm to 8.30pm LOCATION: Nudgee Beach Reserve, off O’Quinn Street, Nudgee. COST: $5 MORE INFO: www.qld.paddle.org.au

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Girl’s Day Out at the Races It’s time to pop the champagne and 20 celebrate the fun and frivolity that is Girl’s Day Out! Gather your girlfriends for this treasured event, located in the picturesque grounds of Eagle Farm Racecourse. SAT MAR


Android Smartphone Basics 19 Learn how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touch screen. This workshop is perfect for the first time user – remember to bring your own Android smartphone. FRI FEB

EVERY MONDAY – SATURDAY JP Service A free Justice of the Peace service is available at Toombul Shopping Centre six days a week. TIME: 9am to 12pm LOCATION: The Lounge, Toombul Shopping Centre

EVERY TUESDAY Nundah Lions Club (every second week) Get involved in the community with Nundah Lions Club. Dinner meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. TIME: Monday at 6.30pm LOCATION: Norths Devils Leagues Club, Amelia and Franklin Sts, Nundah MORE INFO: Pat on 0417 708 262 or Ted on 0414 745 934 Hatha Yoga and Meditation Enjoy Hatha Yoga from 6pm to 7pm and Meditation from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. TIME: 6pm to 7pm and 7.15pm to 8.15pm LOCATION: Northside Connect, 14 Station Street, Nundah MORE INFO: www.nundahyoga.com.au

Saturday, 13 February TIME: 8.30pm to 10.30pm LOCATION: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside. COST: $20 MORE INFO: kedronwavell


TIME: 6.45am for a 7am start LOCATION: 128 Shaw Road, Kedron COST: Free MORE INFO: www.parkrun.com.au/kedron




EVERY WEDN ESDAY Rotary Club of Nundah New members and volunteers welcome. TIME: 5:45pm for a 6:15pm start LOCATION: Prince of Wales Hotel, 1154 Sandgate Rd, Nundah MORE INFO: Terry on 0488 698 983 or Geoff on 0413 960 132

EVERY THURSDAY Blue Sky Harmony If you are a woman who loves to sing, visit a weekly rehearsal of local a cappella vocal group, Blue Sky Harmony. They sing contemporary music in four-part harmony. TIME: 7pm LOCATION: Toombul Shire Hall, 1141 Sandgate Road, Nundah MORE INFO: Julie on 0409 267 730 or info@blueskyharmony.com.au


Nundah Farmers Markets TIME: 6am to 12pm LOCATION: Station St, Nundah MORE INFO: nundahmarkets



The Nundah Spirit W H AT ’ S H A P P E N I N G AT N O R T H S I D E C O N N E C T – F E B / M A R Nundah Neighbourhood Centre | Brisbane North Community Legal Service | Domestic Violence and Family Support Program

Northside Connect | Phone: 3260 6820 | Fax: 3260 7127 Address: 14 Station Street, Nundah Postal: PO Box 386, Nundah 4012 Email: admin@northsideconnect.org.au Website: www.nundahcc.org.au Northside Connect

What’s happening in 2021* English as a Second Language Classes Northside Connect will be continuing to host English as a Second Language (ESL) classes every Monday from 10am to 12pm. There is no need to book, just come down and talk to our ESL teachers about your English language ability. A class on Thursday morning will recommence at a later date.

Northside Connect is also looking for volunteers for our conversational English as a Second Language classes. If you have experience working with people from non-English speaking backgrounds and are available either Monday or Thursday morning for 2 hours, we would love to hear from you. TESOL qualification is desired but not essential. If you are interested, send an email to admin@northsideconnect.org.au with either a resume and/or a short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to volunteer with Northside Connect.

Sewing Group Each week a group of keen sewers and those who would like to sew better get together and have a very fruitful morning, creating lots of different items to wear and for the home.

A few things they have made recently include reusable face masks, Christmas stocking, shopping bags and items of clothing. Members have also made things to donate to those in need, including quilts for women and children that are refugees, and cot covers for premmie babies in hospital. If you are interested in joining, the group they would love to see you every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm. All levels of sewing knowledge are welcome, with many hands to guide those still learning. Just bring yourself – the group has everything you need, including sewing machines, materials, buttons, zips, cotton etc.

Garden Group Are you interested in learning about worm farming or composting? Maybe have a green thumb and want to get involved in your local community garden?

Food Relief Every Tuesday and Thursday Northside Connect receives donations of mainly fruit and vegetable from Oz Harvest and Second Bite. If you are someone you know could benefit from this service, just come down to the Centre at 1pm for assistance. When possible, we also provide donated food or hampers to our community. Northside Connect is seeking volunteers for our food relief program. They require volunteers to assist with the following: 1 Collecting donated bread from Toombul on Monday early evening and delivering to NCI on Tuesday morning. 2 Assisting with sorting donated food on Tuesday. 3 Assisting with cooking meals for community lunch on Tuesday.

The Nundah Community Garden at Northside Connect are once again meeting regularly at the Centre, if you would like to get involved please call 3260 6820 or email admin@northsideconnect.org.au.

Room Hire Can’t have a party in your backyard because of COVID-19 restrictions? Have it in ours instead!

At Northside Connect you can hire both indoor and outdoor spaces, invite up to 120 guests and have a great time knowing you’re supporting your local community. The space is family-friendly, suited for all ages and abilities, and is located in the heart of Nundah. You can choose to self-cater or take advantage of the many amazing local catering options. So what are you waiting for? Email us now at admin@northsideconnect.org.au and start planning your best party yet!

If you are interested, send an email to admin@northsideconnect.org.au with either a resume and/or a short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to volunteer with Northside Connect.

*Due to COVID-19, planned programs and activities may change or be cancelled at short notice, please contact the Centre for up to date information.



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The Brisbane North Community Legal Service

Northside Connect AGM and Launch

It can be easy for individuals to feel lost in the complicated legal process. Private lawyers can be expensive, and often the government legal assistance has limited resources. Despite a need for legal assistance, many cannot access affordable legal help. The Brisbane North Community Legal Service (BNCLS) helps break the cycle of hardship and despair by providing access to justice through a free, quality, local and accessible legal service. The service is available to everyone, and especially people who are disadvantaged or marginalised.

Thank you to everyone who attended Northside Connect’s Annual General Meeting and Launch of the new brand. The night was a celebration of the work or the organisation and a chance to say thank you to those who have supported us throughout the year.

This free legal service is provided at the long-established weekly Wednesday advice service staffed by dedicated volunteer lawyers and students. The Daytime Generalist Service is staffed by a senior generalist lawyer and a female family lawyer in the Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic, specifically for women who have experienced domestic violence. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the drop-in Wednesday service has now changed to appointment only. Appointments for this service can be made by phoning 3260 6820 and the intake process is undertaken by email. Advice will generally be given by phone, however, they will endeavour to accommodate clients who do not have access to email or a phone. Face-to-face appointments will be subject to health and safety considerations, and will be available when required. The Wednesday Evening Service is staffed by a Legal Service Administrator (Jancey Grefstad) with appointments at 6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm. Like other community legal centres, the service is not means-tested and takes a holistic collaborative approach, providing effective information, advice and practical referrals to specialist legal, non-legal and multi-disciplinary services. However, donations are always appreciated and a receipt will be provided for donations over $2.00, which are tax deductible. Lawyers and students wishing to volunteer their services to BNCLS are always welcome. The BNCLS also provides community legal education to schools, seniors and other groups. For further information contact Jancey Grefstad on 3260 6820. The BNCLS looks forward to assisting our community in Brisbane’s North during 2021.

Northside Connect Program List Feb/Mar 2021 For more information on attending daily activities and to book, please phone on 3260 6820 or email admin@northsideconnect.org.au.









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SEWING GROUP 10.00am - 12.00pm Donations Greatly Appreciated

10.00am - 12.00pm (please call to book) Gold Coin Donation

FRUIT AND VEG HANDOUT 1.00pm Queue up outside Donations Greatly Appreciated

YOGA 6.00pm - 7.00pm Bring your own Mat Cost - $14 or $12 concession

MEDITATION 7.15pm - 8.15pm Run by Donation

YOGA 12.30pm - 1.30pm (please call to book) Gold Coin Donation



1.00pm Queue up outside Donations Greatly Appreciated

LEGAL SERVICE Over the phone appts 6.00pm - 8.30pm (please call to book) Donations Greatly Appreciated

This Nundah Neighbourhood Centre is closed every second Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm for a staff meeting. FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGMENT: The Nundah Neighbourhood Centre Program receives funding from the Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. The Brisbane North Community Legal Service is funded by Federal and State Government, distributed by the Attorney General of Qld under the National Partnership Agreement. The Domestic Violence and Family Support Program is funded through a combination of both Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors and Federal and State Government funding, distributed by the Attorney General of Qld. NCI also receives additional assistance through one off grants from Government and Philanthropic sources and generous donations from community members, local businesses and other organisations. DISCLAIMER: This publication contains general information only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this publication and obtain specific expert professional advice about their own particular situation. The NCSGI expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever caused to any persons with respect to any action taken in reliance on the contents of this publication.

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Loving Nundah February March 2021 Issue 49  

A magazine dedicated to Nundah and Brisbane's Northside.

Loving Nundah February March 2021 Issue 49  

A magazine dedicated to Nundah and Brisbane's Northside.