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KLM Solicitors celebrates its fourth branch opening and local move.

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Our favourite local businesses to keep you healthy and happy.

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news bites Co-Ed Change at Clayfield College In 2023, Clayfield College will transition into a fully coeducational school. Currently, Clayfield College offers coeducational schooling for Pre-Prep to Year 6, and then girls-only education for years 7 to 12.

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Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse – an Exciting New Chapter... A new owner has come to the rescue to prevent Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse from closing after 39 years in business. Tom Jeanes, who founded Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse in 1982, passed away aged 78 years in June this year. The store was on the verge of liquidation when restaurant owner Adiel Ben-karmona purchased the store.

The principal of Clayfield College, Dr Andrew Cousins, says a move to coeducational classes in upper grades was driven by parents, with many families preferring a fully coeducational system. The College will also offer coeducational boarding for boys and girls in Years 5 to 12 in future years. Clayfield College 23 Gregory Street, Clayfield

Adiel, who owns Pilpel Restaurant in Redcliffe, is looking forward to continuing Tom’s work, and says he ‘feels like a kid in a candy shop’, since purchasing the business. Adiel will keep the name and location the same, and will honour Tom’s legacy in the new renovations. Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse will re-open in October after undergoing a full renovation, which will include interactive elements (including a Willy Wonka World!) Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse 4/358 Nudgee Road, Hendra

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Nundah has welcomed new businesses recently. Royal Orchid Spa & Wellness Day Spa has opened in Nundah’s main street by Paula Pumphuang Mowong. The day spa will focus on massage, facials and reflexology, with a range of relaxing packages available. Royal Orchid Spa & Wellness Day Spa Pinot & Picasso

Also opening on Sandgate Road is Pinot & Picasso, a paint and sip experience perfect for budding artists. Attendees can enjoy a night of painting with friends, family or colleagues – no matter what your artistic ability is! Royal Orchid Spa & Wellness Shop 1B, 1208 Sandgate Road Nundah Pinot & Picasso 3/1192 Sandgate Road Nundah

Bringing Heart and Soul to Nundah

Chicken and Grand Burgers), three cheese kransky hot dogs options (Hot Dog, Chilli Dog and Brother Dog) and a variety of fries options (including Cheese Fries and Brother Fries).

A new burger bar has opened in Nundah, which draws inspiration from the 70s soul music scene and New York burger joints. After visiting popular New York burger restaurants Five Guys, 5 Napkin Burger and Shake Shack, owners Denis and Lina, who have run several cafes, decided that now was the time to bring mouth-watering burgers to Brisbane. Denis and Lina have a clear vision for their burger joint, with a focus on fresh, fast, affordable burgers and dogs. So much thought has gone into Soul Brothers – the store decor, the packaging, and most importantly – the menu. The menu is concise, with six burger options (Basic, Spicy, Standard, Bacon,

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Each ingredient in the menu has been sourced with care – from the local potato buns, to the exclusive brisket rump patty used in the beef burgers. The pickles are from Brisbane legend, Picklehead Pickles, and the shakes are made using a soft-serve machine with fresh flavours. Oh, did we mention the drinks yet? Because you’ll want to try these shake flavours – vanilla bean, Hershey choc, peanut butter, Oreo and Kit-Kit. If soda is more your taste, they have plenty of flavours, including Dr Pepper and

Cherry Coke. Plus, add icecream to any soda to make it a spider. Beer is also on the menu, with Miller, Budweiser, Pure Blond and Heinken available. We can see Soul Brothers is going to be an instant neighbourfood fixture – head in now to enjoy good food and good tunes.

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Kerbside Collection is Back Get ready to clean out your garage, sort through the shed, organise your living room – Brisbane City Council’s kerbside collection service is back! This is your chance to dispose of large household items that are too big for wheelie bins. Residents are allowed to place a pile no larger than two cubic metres on the kerbside the weekend before your suburb’s collection starts. Only acceptable items will be removed – check for what can be collected. To help reduce landfill, consider donating items if they are still in good condition. Dates are subject to change due to operational requirements or severe weather.




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with Aaron Ball from Shorestone Legal

Important Changes to Family Law As of September 2021, all family law matters (including divorce applications, disputes about property settlement, and parenting disputes) are now dealt with by the newly created Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. This is a very monumental change to family law, with many new rules and procedures about separation and parenting. These important changes will hopefully reduce legal costs, and the time taken to resolve family law disputes. Importantly, the changes underpin a stronger focus on alternative dispute resolution for settling family

law disputes. This is designed to avoid expensive and extremely difficult court proceedings. Arguably, family law has now become much more proscriptive and it is likely that litigants who are not fully prepared or are unwilling to quickly progress a family law dispute to settlement, will find themselves in some difficulty without proper legal advice. If you (or members of your family) need advice about a family law matter, or need assistance with the new family law rules and procedures, please get in touch with Shorestone Legal for a free consult.

Aaron Ball, Principal | Shorestone Legal | Ph: 3266 4657

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Preventing Sport Injuries in Kids and Teens As we head into term 4, school, club and representative sports are well underway. Throw into this the added stressors of lockdowns, home schooling, ongoing assessment and extracurricular activities and it makes for a very busy time of year! Child and youth injuries are very common this time of year due to busy schedules, limited rest and recovery times, and continual growth and developmental changes. One thing we know is that pain and injury in the younger population is real and needs to be managed appropriately.

Here are some tips to prevent youth injury, pain and burnout: 1. D o not exceed one hour of training per year of age. For example, aim for less than 14 hours a week for a 14-year-old. 2. D o not specialise in sports too early under 14 years. 3. Spending more time training than on free play increases the risk of injury. 4. Pain and injury risks increase when a young person is going through a growth spurt (overuse or acute injury). Most importantly, keep it fun!

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Ways to Increase Your Properties Value Renovating is a popular choice by homeowners in 4012. But before you begin, it’s important to lay out a game plan. You need to determine what improvements you can make that will add value to your home. The first place to start is to check every nook and cranny of your home and repair the items that aren’t currently working. Trust me, any buyer would prefer a properly functioning door over a fancy bathtub. Kitchens and bathrooms are the ideal spots to update as they are important to buyers and are high-traffic areas.

You may want to change bathroom fixtures, paint the kitchen cabinet doors, or replace the benchtops to improve its look. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling is an inexpensive option and can release new life back into your home. Don’t overlook placing new turf down in your yard, mulching your garden beds, or adding new plants are a great option to improve the appearance from the street. If you’re still unsure of what areas are going to provide you with the largest return, contact me and I’ll point you in the right direction.

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Businesses adapt to survive... and thrive

Nundah locals Tane and Sam noticed that many pet owners were struggling to get quality pet products for their much-loved dogs. When the COVID-19 lockdowns began, and people were constantly at home with their pets, they decided it was the time to launch The Puptisserie, an online, artisan dog treat bakery based in Nundah.

These four Nundah small businesses have used all their business sense and creativity to find new ways to connect with customers and thrive in the pandemic.

‘We couldn’t find high-quality, baked treats without terrible preservatives or additives,’ they said. ‘So we started making our own that could be delivered via courier to people stuck at home.’ With pet ownership increasing dramatically in 2020, The Puptisserie has grown, however they are happy to stick with their current online service.

Sparkling in the online space After being made redundant from her corporate job, Nikki Kelly decided to start a personalised jewellery brand. Making about 30 pieces a week from her garage, Nikki enjoyed the creative aspects of the role, and the flexibility the business allowed her young family. Then, in 2020, the global pandemic swept the world, and Nikki and the team were inundated as more and more people turned to online shopping.

‘We were in a different kind of pickle to other retailers – because we suddenly couldn’t keep up with demand,’ says Nikki. ‘We were able to employ people from other industries to help us – even a friend who’s a dentist worked with us for a few weeks!’

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Qualia Wealth is a financial planning business located in Nundah. After a busy eighteen months of moving offices in Nundah and rebranding the business, the team were kept busy again when the global pandemic affected financial markets, business operations and job security. Founder Tom Davis and Adviser Chris Broome had to pivot services in order to assist them in a safe manner during restrictions.

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Nikki’s team has now grown to a team of 11, making between 450 to 1,000 pieces per week.

‘Financial advice is relationshipbased, so face-to-face interaction has generally been preferred by clients and advisers. We were forced to adopt different technologies in our business, including Zoom meetings, which we were previously a little hesitant towards.’ said Tom.

‘2022 sees us moving more into the retail space as opposed to just being online,’ says Nikki. ‘We're planning a lot of expos and possibly even a shopfront space if we find the right commercial building.’

Clients have embraced the ease of online meetings, and Tom and Chris have found a fair amount of efficiency in the online processes, which has been a nice byproduct from a difficult time.

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and renovating homes in the late 1950s in the Greater Brisbane area. A recent project was a renovation of a kitchen that his grandfather had installed many years prior!

Style Kitchens by Design is the result of more than 50 years of handcrafted family tradition. Founder and Designer Stuart May, who has been in the business himself for 14 years, is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who started building

Style Kitchens by Design is growing with their client’s needs, offering new interior design services, along with the complete service from design to installation of kitchens, bathrooms and more.

Connect with locals and businesses

Nundah Now supports and runs events to bring the community together.

Nundah Now Inc is a group dedicated to making Nundah a great place to live and do business.

• Nundah Family Movie in the Park

What does Nundah Now do? Nundah Now promotes the Nundah area and local businesses with the website and social media accounts.


‘We’ve purposefully not purchased a shopfront to keep our overheads low and ensure our prices are very competitive. But we are growing our products and services, with new puppy recipes and expanding our Puppy Party services.’

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Stuart and the team adapted quickly to the challenges of 2020, the introduction of a smart home system, which allows exclusive access for clients to the showroom, with live interaction by the team on phone. Clients can touch and inspect the work and ask any questions to the team immediately. Style Kitchens By Design

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many hours of volunteer work and support offered to community legal organisations. The KLM Solicitors team are experts in domestic violence matters and work closely with clients to navigate the seemingly complex legal system.

“KLM Solicitors will fight tirelessly for your rights,” Ms Martin said. Available by telephone 24/7, KLM Solicitors are a team of highly trained and caring legal professionals by your side through every step of the legal process.

A New View in Nundah for KLM Solicitors KLM Solicitors has moved to a new location in Nundah, to support a growing team. The Nundah community welcomed KLM Solicitors with open arms six years ago and continues to support the business as it grew from a team of two to nearly 30 staff, across four south-east Queensland locations.

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The Family and Criminal Law specialists have relocated to a new space at 1143 Sandgate Road, continuing to service Brisbane’s north, by appointment.

committed and hard-working team, KLM Solicitors offers a dynamic people-first approach to law which is focused on getting the best outcome for clients.

Managing Partner Kelli Martin, recent winner of the Queensland Law Society’s Access to Justice Award, said KLM Solicitors was proud to be part of the Nundah community.

Earlier this year the firm was honoured as an Excellence Awardee in the Law Firm Leader of the Year (under 200 employees) category in the Australasian Law Awards.

Since opening in 2015, KLM Solicitors has provided clients with down-to-earth, honest and quality legal representation. With a

Ms Martin attributes the firm’s success to the dedicated team of legal professionals who put people first, best demonstrated through the

KLM Solicitors Ph: 3373 0901 1143 Sandgate Road, Nundah klmsolicitors



Best you ever A local guide to help you reach your health, wellbeing and fitness goals.

24 Hour Health and Fitness with the Institute of Physical Culture (IOPC) IOPC is a 24/7 boutique gym located in Banyo. The dedicated and knowledgeable team is ready to work with you on putting your health, fitness, and wellbeing first.

Get inspired to...

Take part in small group personal training, group classes and oneon-one personal training.

Try a new activity Put your health first

16/14 Ashtan Place, Banyo Ph: 0419 992 445 Institute of Physical Culture iopc_gym

Cook a healthy recipe Be part of the community Get out of your comfort zone

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Group workouts that are fast, fun and results-driven for all ages and fitness levels.

Nundah Family Dentists provides a full range of dental services, catering to all ages.

Grab your 3-Week Trial for only $39.

Book your appointment today for a check-up, x-rays, cleaning, dentures, Invisalign, teeth whitening, mouthguard and cosmetic dental needs. 1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah Ph: 3256 8056 nundahfamilydentists

1/1229 Sandgate Road, Nundah Ph: 0411 537 728 f45nundah f45training_nundah This is. Sean. Husband and Father. Dietitian. Not the typical Personal Trainer. Sean refers to Nundah as the place where ‘every day is like a Friday’, meaning that people are relaxed and happy enough to say hello – any day of the week.


Sean and his wife Amy have been in Nundah for nine years and say that they love Nundah for the diversity of people who live here. Sean is full of reverence for what he does for a living – guiding people to make real change in their lives. He and his super-energetic wife Amy are the genuinely caring humans behind Your Fit in Nundah. A dietitian, Sean’s mission in life is to help change the relationship that people have with food. He believes that food should be a source of joy

and connection, not something to feel guilty about. When asked about what his dream is – he takes a long, thoughtful pause. Sean doesn’t think about himself that often (meet him and you’ll believe it). He tells me that he is already living his dream – sharing a values-based business with his wife and building a healthy community. But one day… he would love to take Amy overseas where they can ‘taste their way around the world’. yourfitbrisbane

Put Your Best Foot Forward with First in Feet Podiatry Is foot pain holding you back? It’s time to take control and put an end to it! At First in Feet Podiatry, we understand the needs of your feet. Our registered Podiatrists take the time to assess you as an individual and tailor a treatment plan that works for you. We use the latest technology to get you back on your feet.

9/1220 Sandgate Road, Nundah | Ph: 3191 4455 8 Corrie Street, Chermside | Ph: 3350 1625 | firstinfeetpodiatry

Kedron Parkrun Looking to increase your fitness? Kedron parkrun is a free, fun and friendly 5km community event. You can walk, run or jog the course – it’s up to you! Parkrun takes place at North Brisbane Rugby Union Club each Saturday, starting at 7am. It is free, but you are asked to register online before you come along. It’s run entirely by volunteers and there are always opportunities to get involved. 128 Shaw Road, Kedron kedronparkrun Community Dance Classes

Locale Fitness Will Get You Fit Fast! Get moving with 30-45 minute classes, offered over 35 times a week in the morning, mid-morning, early afternoon and evening. Experience a new way to exercise with a passionate, determined and supportive team. 301 St Vincents Road, Banyo Ph: 0410 859 203 | localefitness | locale_fitness

Jill’s Jive is ideal for people who want to kick up their heels and enjoy rock ’n’ roll and ballroom dancing. Join in Thursday nights 6.30pm to 10pm and Sunday nights 5.30pm to 10pm. No partner is required and it’s open to all ages.

Nundah Library Book Club Exercise your brain at Nundah’s Monthly Book Club. Enjoy new books and meet fellow community members at the Nundah Library. The book club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm to 7pm. It’s free, with no bookings required and new members are always welcome.

264 Melton Road, Northgate jillsjive

Healthy Buddha Bowl With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious, fresh salad! Ingredients: • 150g Ocean Trout or Salmon, cubed • 40g uncooked brown rice • 2 cups of chopped salad ingredients (eg spinach, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and red onion) • 1 teaspoon Pukara Estate extra virgin olive oil • 1 teaspoon Pukara Estate barrel aged balsamic vinegar • 1 teaspoon Sweet, Mild & Spicy Chilli Jam

Instructions: 1. Cook the rice according to the packet. 2. Heat a frypan and add a splash of oil, add the cubed fish into the pan and cook fish how you like it. 3. In a small bowl, add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and mix together. 4. In a bowl, place brown rice at the bottom, then add the cooked fish and salad ingredients, then drizzle the dressing and top with the chilli jam. Enjoy ;)

Hailey from Locale Eats has a passion for healthy, simple meals that make you feel great from the inside out. Head in to pick up your healthy and wholesome ingredients. Locale Eats 301 St Vincents Road, Banyo localeeats

1 Bage Street, Nundah This is. Tracy. Yoga Teacher. Wellness Champion. ‘Oh, I’m not flexible enough to do that!’ – this seems to be the first response when mentioning yoga.

This common misconception means many miss out on the potentially lifechanging benefits of yoga. According to Tracy, yoga represents wellness through a connection to mind and body, the self, and the community. Initially drawn to yoga to improve her flexibility, Tracy’s eyes were opened to the mental and emotional benefits. Then a busy IT professional with three young boys, Tracy found herself able to balance work and motherhood with a greater sense of calm. Tracy Gray has been practising yoga for the past 16 years and has been teaching for 12 years.

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She is a senior registered teacher and a yoga therapist with thousands of hours on the mat. Passionate about anatomy, Tracy teaches with ahimsa (gentleness and safety) at the forefront and has an approach that is accessible for all bodies of every age. And she has the most amazing home studio here in Nundah! tracygrayyoga This is. series focuses on Nundah locals, interviewed and photographed by local contributor Gaylia Lee. thisismephotography_gaylialee


O P E N DAY Saturday 9th October 10am-1pm FREE EVENT


Have you ever thought about what retirement might be like for you, your mum and dad or a close family member? We invite you to come and experience Bernborough Ascot at our Open Day.

Join us for fun, food, drinks, entertainment and much more. Bring your friends and family along. To RSVP please scan the QR code or call 1800 550 550

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What is... the Pioneers’ Monument?


A chapter of Queensland’s history stands in the shade of a Poinciana tree at the northern entrance to Nundah Village.

Owners Josh and Brooke opened Fraser Road Coffee in October last year.

Built of local white granite, the monument has stood in place since 1938 when the community of Nundah celebrated 100 years since missionaries arrived in the area.

“We didn’t expect to grow as quickly as we have, but the support from our customers has been absolutely amazing.”

A year of ‘hectic but awesome’ “The first year has been pretty hectic, but it’s been awesome,” says Josh.

Josh and Brooke are serious about their coffee and use the Tortoise & the Hare Blend from Sunny Coast roasters Tim Adams Specialty Coffee.

In 1838, Dr John Dunmore Lang brought 10 young missionaries from Berlin on the ship “Minerva” to work among the Indigenous Australians of Moreton Bay and to teach them about Christianity. The missionaries built their primitive cottages on the hillside in the area we know today as Walkers Way, and they named the area Zion Hill. It was on a hillside, part of the area we know today as Walkers Way that they built their primitive cottages and named the area Zion Hill. These missionaries were frustrated in their effort to impart their teaching of Christianity to the Indigenous Australians, so after four years, they abandoned their mission and turned to farming. The farming area became

They make a lot of their savoury and sweet treats in store, with vegan and gluten-free supplied by The Bakelist (Try the GF Raspberry Blondie!).

known as German Station before becoming Nundah. What became of the missionaries? Learn more about them at the Nundah & Districts Historical Society Inc, located inside the Nundah Library. Nundah & Districts Historical Society Inc. Ph: 3260 6703 | Nundah & Districts Historical Society Inc

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Josh and Brooke Get to Know Josh and Brooke: • Fav Coffee Order: Double Shot Oat Flat White (Josh) and Double Shot Flat White (Brooke) • Fav Sweet Order: Raspberry Blondie (Josh) and Choccy Bliss Balls (Brooke) • Fav Local Activity: Visiting a local Brewery on a Friday arvo (Both) • Fav Local Businesses: The Loaf, Kedron (Josh) and EK Performance, Nundah (Brooke)

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Lord Mayor’s Seniors Christmas Parties I am pleased to announce that The Lord Mayor’s Seniors Christmas Parties will return to Brisbane City Hall this year. It is an occasion for Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season with friends and enjoy an exciting variety concert under the glittering dome of Brisbane City Hall’s Main Auditorium.

Open for Applications: Better Suburbs Grants Applications for the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants are now open, with $3 million available across two categories: Community Support Category – up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community organisations to fund projects that address a need in the community or improve their facilities. Applications remain open until all funds are expended. Community Facility Category – Up to $200,000 for lessees of Council venues, or community groups that own a community facility, for maintenance or development projects. Applications close Monday, 1 November 2021. The grants aim to support not-for-profit community organisations to deliver projects and activities across the city and to maintain, improve and develop community facilities. Made with love in Nundah.

Brisbane has become one of the few cities on Earth chosen to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We already live in the best part of Australia and the Olympics will ensure that it gets even better!

Tickets for the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Seniors Christmas Parties are available to book for Brisbane Seniors from 9am, Friday 8 October 2021. To book, call 1300 762 545 or online

Brisbane will benefit from city-shaping projects like the Brisbane Metro, Green Bridges and the transformation of Victoria Park, already underway, ensuring Brisbane is ready in 2032. We’re a sports-loving city and a sports-loving nation. It will inspire a young generation of people and supercharge sport participation in Queensland and right across Australia.

Kerbside Collection The Schrinner Council’s Kerbside Collection will return across Northgate Ward during October and November 2021, helping residents dispose of large household items. Your suburb will be notified, giving you plenty of time to prepare.

Cr Adam

ALLAN Councillor for Northgate Ward

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Get Ready for Spring with Rhi from The Plant Lounge Looking for simple ways to green up your home this spring? We’ve got some great options in-store that will brighten up your home. Anthuriums Known for their shiny dark leaves and stunning red, white and pink flowers, anthuriums are a great low maintenance indoor plant. Water these babies when the top few centimetres of soil are dry and make sure to snip off any yellowing leaves to promote healthy new growth. Peace Lilies A staple for the indoor plant lover, peace lilies are a great way to bring the outdoors into your home. The peace lily is an indicator plant, which means they droop their leaves when they’re ready for a drink.

Keep them in a bright room out of any direct sunlight and enjoy their beautiful white flowers that bloom all year round. Want to know more? Pop in to Shop 1/8 Station Street, Nundah or visit us at The Plant Lounge Ph: 0490 051 344 theplantloungebrisbane theplantlounge

Mysterious Death in the Nundah Waterhole In 1848, the body of Reverend John Gregor was discovered at the bottom of a Nundah waterhole. The cause of his death still remains a mystery. John Gregor was a minister in Scotland, who travelled to Australia in 1837. He arrived in Brisbane and became the minister of the district of Moreton Bay, measuring over 60,000 square kilometres. He lived at German Station (Nundah), working out of a small church, which was attached to a lumber yard. His first report on his work was enthusiastic, but his second report was not so positive, with the Reverend disenhearted with those in his flock. In 1846, John Gregor had the unfortunate task of performing his brother’s burial service. His brother Andrew, a local grazier, and his heavily pregnant female servant had been killed at his property near Caboolture.

Two years later, in 1848, John told neighbour Theodore Franz that he was feeling the heat and was heading to the waterhole. About 10 minutes later, German missionary, John Peter Niquet came looking for John. Niquet and Franz went to the waterhole (which was about 5 metres deep) and after diving in, found his lifeless body. As soon as news reached Brisbane, the Police Magistrate proceeded to German Station where a coronial enquiry was held, trying to ascertain if John Gregor’s death was suicide, an accidental drowning or something more sinister. While the cause of his death was ruled an accidental drowning, many questioned the findings.

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What’s on guide... Where to go and things to do locally *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.


01 | WEDNESDAY, OCT 13 Superhero Storytime in the Park Come dressed as your favourite superhero and enjoy storytime at the beehive in Banyo’s Memorial Park. Singalong with all your old favourite songs and enjoy a book or two in the sunshine! Ideal for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Bring your own blanket or something to sit on. TIME: 10.30am to 11.00am LOCATION: Banyo Memorial Park, 284 St Vincents Road, Banyo COST: Free, no bookings required. MORE INFO: 02 | THURSDAY, OCT 14 Orienteering A recreational activity and sport for all ages and fitness levels. Use your navigational skills and a custom-made map of the park. Full instructions will be given. This is a GOLD event suitable for seniors. TIME: 10.30am to 12.00pm LOCATION: Look for the 0 signs at the entrance to the park off Park Rd, Clayfield COST: $5, no bookings required. MORE INFO: 03 | SATURDAY, OCT 16 High Tea Fundraiser North-East Baptist is hosting a high tea to help support women with cancer. Enjoy delicious cakes, endless tea, a fashion parade and guest speakers. Funds raised will go to Mummy’s Wish, a local charity that supports Mum’s with children under the age of 13 who are undergoing cancer treatment. TIME: 2pm to 4.30pm LOCATION: 25 Chapel Street, Nundah COST: $35 MORE INFO: Email Tracey at 04 | FRIDAY, OCT 22 Ross Wilson’s 50th Anniversary Tour To celebrate fifty years of Eagle Rock topping the charts, Mr Eagle Rock himself, Ross Wilson, will undertake a national tour that will celebrate the band and the song upon which his long and successful career was built. TIME: 8pm LOCATION: The Royal, 1256 Sandgate Rd, Nundah COST: $49.90 MORE INFO: theroyalhotel Made with love in Nundah.

05 | SUNDAY, OCT 24 Fab Finds Markets Enjoy a morning of fun, food and sustainable fashion at Geebung’s monthly second-hand fashion markets. Enjoy over 40 stallholders, food trucks and coffee. TIME: 8am to 11.30am LOCATION: Geebung Bowls Club, Robinson Rd COST: Free entry MORE INFO: 06 | WEDNESDAY, OCT 27 Halloween Storytime It’s the spookiest time of year again, and what better way to celebrate than with a story time and craft session! Read about skeletons and jack-o-lanterns, goblins and ghouls, and then create something bewitching to take home. Come dressed as your favourite spooky character. Ideal for children aged 2 to 5 years old. TIME: 3.30pm to 4.30pm LOCATION: Banyo Library, 284 St Vincents Rd, Banyo COST: Free entry MORE INFO: 07 | SUNDAY, OCT 31 Halloween Get dressed in your best costume and enjoy a spooky Halloween adventure at VEND Market Place! Enjoy trick-or-treating, spooky cafe specials and a best dressed competition. TIME: 8am to 4pm LOCATION: VEND Market Place, 1768 Sandgate Rd, Virginia COST: Free entry MORE INFO: vendmarketplace 08 | WEDNESDAY, NOV 3 Trivia at Dapple + Waver Boggle your mind with one-of-a-kind questions along with good food and great vibes at Dapple + Waver’s weekly Wednesday trivia. Free entry and prizes galore. TIME: 6.30pm registration, trivia starts at 7pm LOCATION: Dapple + Waver, Upstairs Toombul COST: Free entry MORE INFO: dappleandwaver

10 | SUNDAY, NOV 7 Cheers for Charity Enjoy books, beers and buns at Cystic Fibrosis’ annual Cheers for Charity event. The Bun Mobile will be back with delicious bao steamed buns. Peruse over 30,000 pre-loved books, all discounted 50% for one day only. TIME: 10am to 4pm LOCATION: The CFQ Bookshop, 3/160 Ryans Rd, Nundah MORE INFO: cfqbookshops 11 | SATURDAY, NOV 20 Smartphone Eco Photography Bring along a smart phone to this eco photography workshop and see nature through a new lens. Seek inspiration from the trees; look high, look low, and look closely at all the patterns Mother Nature creates naturally. A creative and fun session that will get you moving and observing! This is a GOLD event suitable for seniors. TIME: 10am to 2pm LOCATION: Kalinga Park, 48 Kalinga St, Kalinga COST: Free, but bookings are essential via or 0411 246 487. 12 | SATURDAY, NOV 27 Christmas Twilight Markets Get ready for a fa-la-la-tastic evening at VEND’s Christmas Twilight Markets. Enjoy 150 shops, food stalls, food trucks, free kids face painter, live music and so much more. TIME: 5pm to 9pm LOCATION: VEND Market Place, 1768 Sandgate Rd, Virginia COST: Free entry MORE INFO: vendmarketplace 04

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JP Service A free Justice of the Peace service is available outside Muffin Break six days a week. TIME: 9am to 12pm LOCATION: Toombul Shopping Centre EVERY MONDAY Nundah Lions Club (every second week) 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 St, Nundah More Info: Pat on 0417 708 262 or Ted on 0414 745 934 EVERY TUESDAY 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 St, Nundah MORE INFO: EVERY WEDNESDAY 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, join this local a cappella vocal group who sing contemporary music. Time: 7pm Location: Toombul Shire Hall, 1141 Sandgate Rd, Nundah More Info: Julie on 0409 267 730 or EVERY FRIDAY


09 | SATURDAY, NOV 6 Teddy Bears Picnic Family Raceday Enjoy a day of fun and activities at Brisbane Racing Club’s annual Teddy Bears Picnic! Enjoy a picnic in the sun with plenty of kids’ activities. TIME: 10am LOCATION: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot MORE INFO: brisbaneracingclub



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Park, Play & Tunes Would you like to meet local families? Join volunteer local mum Amy for a fun afternoon for children aged 0-5 and their carers. Time: 4.15pm to 5pm Location: Sapsford Park, 21 Sapsford Road, Northgate COST: Free More Info: mumsdadsbubsmusic EVERY SATURDAY Kedron Parkrun Kedron parkrun is a free, timed, 5km run/walk put on by the community for the community. TIME: 6.45am for a 7am start LOCATION: 128 Shaw Rd, Kedron MORE INFO:


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Northside Connect | Phone: 3260 6820 | Fax: 3260 7127 Address: 14 Station Street, Nundah Postal: PO Box 386, Nundah 4012 Email: Website: /Northside Connect

Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Northside Connect’s Resale Store

October is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, where the focus is on working towards the elimination of sexual violence in our community. This year’s theme is “Start by Believing”. The single biggest factor that stops victims and survivors of sexual violence speaking out, is the very real fear of not being believed.

On average, one in five women is likely to experience sexual violence over the course of her lifetime, and that assault is most likely to occur by someone she knows. Community attitudes that minimise or dismiss women’s allegations of sexual assault remain alarmingly high, with 42% of people believing that women make up claims of sexual assault to get back at men and 31% of people believing that rape allegations were a result of women experiencing regret after engaging in a sexual act. We need to start by believing all women, when they disclose the trauma of sexual violence. There is no one type of victim/survivor and no perfect victim. Women from all walks of life, ages, sexuality, socio-economic class, education or background can be a victim/survivor of sexual violence. This year Northside Connect workers, students and survivors participated in a Banner Making project which some participants will proudly carry at the Reclaim the Night March on Friday, 29 October. This project is a collaboration between the Northside Sexual Assault Action Network and the Northside Alliance Against Domestic Violence.

Northside Connect is working with Populace Threads to enhance our annual clothing charity drive, Bubbles & Brands, by creating an online Northside Connect resale store on the Populace Threads digital marketplace for pre-loved clothing and accessories.

This online presence on Populace Threads will allow our charity drive to run all year round, promoting the theme ‘Resale is the new Retail’. The online store will augment the outcomes of our traditional physical clothing drive event and, in the case of cancellation of this event as a result of COVID restrictions, provide an alternative platform for optimising revenue generating potential to provide critical social services to the community such as legal advice, domestic violence support, practical relief from life stressors and providing a safe place to connect. We chose to collaborate with Populace Threads because we believe in their passion for fashion sustainability. They provide an online clothing swap, shop and sell platform that lets people give a second use to their clothes rather than contributing to textile waste, reducing the overall impact on the environment. If you’d like to purchase from our Northside Connect Vendor Shop and support the good work we do, whilst securing yourself some beautiful fashion pieces, please look for us on

If you are a victim/survivor of sexual violence you can call 1800 RESPECT (737 732) for support and information about services available in your local area.

Introducing the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia On 1 September 2021, The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia commenced.

If you would like to donate to Northside Connect directly you may do so our on our website at The new Court aims to deal with matters in a more efficient and timely manner. It also aims to create an easier system to commence proceedings, with a single entry point for filing documents, and early risk identification for the safety of children and vulnerable people. Please note that all Family law forms are now located on the new website: The new Court will have a grace period of 90 days where old forms will still be accepted.

The new court comprises of 2 division: • Division 1: formerly the Family Court of Australia – to deal only with Family Law Matters • Division 2: formerly the Federal Circuit Court of Australia – to deal with Family Law, Migration and General Federal Law matters


Bowling Arm Introduction and Coaching Morning Interested in trying out a bowling arm? Or interested in improving your skills? Bowls QLD Coach and Arm Bowler, Dennis O’Toole will conduct a coaching morning, assisted by Northern Suburbs Bowls Club Coaches Tony Watson. The coaching morning is limited to the first 30 participants to register. This is a free session, with morning tea provided by Bernborough Ascot. When: 9am to 12pm, Friday, 15 October Where: Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights Register: Email or call 3359 2142

REMEMBRANCE DAY The Remembrance Day Service will be held at Nundah Memorial Park, Cnr Buckland Road and Bage Street, Nundah.

On Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 10.30am

Nundah Lions Christmas Cakes


Enjoy Christmas with a traditional Lions Christmas Cake or Pudding. Cakes can be ordered by contacting Pat on 0417 708 262 or Ted on 0414 745 934.

If you wish to lay a wreath, please advise the Sub Branch. There is limited shade, please bring a hat for sun protection.

Call 07 3256 7887 or email

Northside Connect Program List Oct/Nov 2021* For more information on attending daily activities and to book, please phone on 3260 6820 or email *Due to COVID-19, planned programs and activities may change or be cancelled at short notice. Please contact the Centre for the latest information.







(please call to book) Gold Coin Donation



Donations Greatly Appreciated

Donations Greatly Appreciated

COMMUNITY BBQ 11.30am - 12.30pm

YOGA 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Once a month on the last Tuesday of the month

(please call to book) Gold Coin Donation



INFORMATION AND REFERRAL ASSISTANCE 10.00am - 3.00pm ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - ALL CLASSES 10.00am - 12.00pm (please call to book) Gold Coin Donation



Donations Greatly Appreciated

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

Northside Connect 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 NCI 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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