Terry Young MP Federal Member for Longman Liberal – Queensland – LNP MEDIA RELEASE 26.09.2019 Federal Member for Longman Terry Young MP will host a NBN Information Session for Toorbul residents who are experiencing issues with their NBN connectivity on October 9. Toorbul residents will be given the opportunity to raise their questions and concerns with NBN representatives at the forum. The information session will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 9th October at the Toorbul Community Hall and will be free for any locals who want to attend. Federal Member for Longman Terry Young MP said the forum presented an open platform with NBN representatives where concerns could be raised and the voices o

Suffocation: Condemnation

Living without forests. Living in a trash-filled environment. Suffocating in in greenhouse gases, in the sorrows of the last generation. These circumstance will be the burden of the next generation if we don’t act now. In the last few weeks alone, 84,000 fires have been documented in the Amazon rainforest, effecting the environment and the economy: yet social media coverage is limited. With fires all over: animals, plants, undiscovered objects and native clans are suffocating and dying out. Sadly, these fires started as a controlled choice to deforest, have become major forest-fire. Fires so big – they have been seen from the international space station. Yet, the media, logging companies an


Closing the sale – get the results YOU need! In your personal life scenario being able to close is what gets you where you want to be in life. In other words, being an effective closer is what gets you the results you want - in any environment. I’ve worked across a very wide range of industries and one of the most typical problems I see is the failure to close the sale. Being able to close a sale is essential for all businesses. I want to stress here that I know closing is not something that comes easily or naturally to everyone. People often have an aversion to asking for what they most want (I used to suffer from this)! However, learning and perfecting your closing technique will result in

The Mighty Bulldogs Premiers 2019

The Bribie Island Bulldogs Australian Rules Football Club have won an epic grand final running out 18-point winners. It was a great game with all the team playing their roles to finally claim the Premiership Cup they so much deserved. Jake Hedley, Tim Wagner, Tate & Tyler Gilmore and Ben Howe all were sensational through the midfield and the backline held strong lead by the elusive Harry Crombie and smothering machine Jesse Dobson Munday but it was champion forward Joshua Bear booting 4 goals in what he describes as one of the greatest moments of his life. Planning and strategies are already underway for season 2020, We want to continue to develop the club right from the little Aus kickers a

Local Lads (Bongaree Bowls Club Div 5) won Moreton Bay District Bowls Pennant Finals this month

The Moreton Bay District Bowls Association held the Men’s Pennant finals for all divisions at Bribie Island Bowls Club on Sunday the 8th September. Bongaree Bowls Club 5th Division team successfully beat Dayboro to win the final in that division. Congratulations to the 12 players who played on Sunday. They were Barry France, Barney, Bruce Rawson, Ian Virgen, Merv Miles, Brett Sellars, Brien Skerten, Max Nganeko, Jake Mc Garry, Glen Merrin, Pat Pierce and Arne Jensen. As the competition is played over 11 weeks there were other players who helped this team to reach the finals. WELL DONE BOYS. Brooke Savige, Division 1 Councillor for MBRC was there to support the teams. This team will now part


Then come along to the Bribie Island Croquet Club on the 2nd of November. Every year the Club holds a Fun Fundraising day for a deserving Charity on Bribie island. This year we are supporting the supporters! Dementia can come in many forms and for carers can be extremely stressful, lonely and socially isolating. The group offers a safe and supportive environment for carers to share their concerns and feel they are not alone. It also provides information about government entitlements and other supports available in the community. From 10.30 there will be fun activities in the morning, Raffles, Trash and Treasure, Sausage Sizzle, afternoon tea and the Community Cup Challenge in the afternoon .

A Huge Congratulations Brett Sellars!

Brett Sellars won Bronze at the State Multi Disability Lawn Bowls Championships held in Mackay this month. A huge achievement bringing home the Bronze Medal out of 22 bowlers in the Men’s single class. Brett is a member at Bongaree Bowls Club.

Islands, fires and our place in space

I have been thinking about islands. The English poet, John Donne, wrote, ‘No man is an island entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.’ In other words, we are all connected. Here in Queensland, we are spoilt for islands. Next week my partner and I will return to North Stradbroke. We’ve been to the Whitsundays, to Magnetic Island, Fraser, Heron and Lady Elliot. We especially loved Lady Eliot because of the many manta rays, the green and loggerhead turtles, the humpback whales and all the birds and marine life. While it is distressing to read that the Australian government’s own experts warn that the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded fro

The new due diligence: climate change on the agenda for home buyers

While due diligence has always been of upmost importance for those looking to purchase a new home, once, that simply referred to things like building and pest inspections, utility access and land boundary checks. These days though, as awareness of climate change and its potential impact increases, home-buyers need to think more broadly when it comes to doing their property homework. “While ensuring your home is built to withstand the harsh Australian climate has always been important, in today’s world, weather and environmental conditions are being more carefully considered,” said REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella. “With the government estimating increases in temperature, drought periods and bushf

Happy 85th Birthday, Daphne Franklins

Our very own Her Majesty the Queen Celebrated her 85th Birthday. Daphne Franklins celebrated her 85th Birthday at Sandstone Point Hotel on the 15th of September with Family and Friends. The LOCAL News would like to wish her a very happy birthday.

Numerology, October 2019

Welcome to October beautiful souls and the powerful master vibration of 22/4. 22/4 is the master builder, it uses the solid foundation of the 4 vibration and supercharges it. Co-creation and intimate relationships are the 22/4 focus, this is the time to manifest your dreams with precision and through collaboration. October offers a new season, a time for rejuvenation and change. Visualise your perfect future. Take a moment, close your eyes and see it. Make a list of the steps required to manifest that future and start taking them, one by one. The 22/4 vibration will clear the path. At no other time over the next fourteen months will the path be clearer or smoother. All the components for suc

The 4 most common deficiencies in children

1. Zinc Zinc is an essential trace mineral involved in many functions in the body. It affects normal growth and development, involved in taste, smell and appetite regulation, synthesizes male hormones. Signs of zinc deficiency can be anxiety, OCD, ADHD, frequent infections, picky eaters, irritability, depression, poor wound healing, increased intestinal permeability, eczema, dry skin, acne, low weight, sensitivity to noise, poor vision, and decreased immunity. Zinc rich foods are pumpkin seeds, beans, beef, sesame seeds, lentils, eggs, cashews, quinoa. Best forms of supplementation that are easily absorbed can be zinc citrate, zinc picolinate and zinc sulphate. Take away from iron as this wi

Water-wise Gardening- for sandy soils!

Spring, is the best time to get organised with all your planting, pruning, fertilising and lawn renovation requirements before the heat of our summer really kicks in. If you have some plants growing in the wrong situation at home, perhaps not enough light or too much midday sun, then now is a great time to consider replacing or replanting them. Although typically in spring, our weather is not normally as dry as the weather we are currently experiencing and our lawns would normally be ready for renovation too, but as rainfall has now become scarce, we have to really think about the whole scope of works very carefully. I remember when I was transplanting some Crotons and Cordylines a few years

Spring Surprise- Hot and cold, windy and dry!

Previously, in my last article, I mentioned how great It is to be working outdoors especially among the new spring flowering blossoms and witnessing firsthand the myriad of pollinators interacting as nature takes its course. It’s also very interesting, how the weather lately has been so unpredictable with huge variants in temperatures swinging from 23 degrees daytime to 31 degrees a few days later and back to south westerly- cool winds, that would blow a dog off its lead, the hat off your head and the fragile new flower buds right off your plants for that matter. But I still love being amongst it all! With all this variation of temperature and unstable weather conditions with no rainfall on

Landscape Plant of the Month

Westringia fruticosa - Coastal or Native Rosemary An excellent, hardy, drought tolerant Australian native plant, that is also tolerant of coastal salt spray conditions, Westringia fruticosa, is an old favourite indeed. Westringia, is a member of the Lamiaceae family, making it a relative of the Mint, Lavender and Salvia, to which the similarity of the flowers with the two upper lobes and three lower lobes can be readily identified. There are some 25 species of Westringia, growing naturally throughout Australia in every state except Northern Territory. There are many cultivars now available which are generally more free- flowering and grow to a more reliably- compact habit. Westringia frutico

New fishing regulations now effective

Future Queenslanders will continue to get access to fresh local seafood and thousands of jobs will be protected under changes to fisheries regulations that come into effect today. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the changes were part of the Government’s plan to protect fish for the future. “Our state’s fisheries belong to all Queenslanders and it is our job to protect fish for the future,” Mr Furner said. “Some of our fish stocks like scallops, snapper and pearl perch are at risk, with stock levels under the nationally recommended 20 per cent biomass level. “If we do nothing now, we will have to take more drastic steps like they are proposing in

From The Editor's Desk

Welcome readers to issue 42, this LOCAL News is full of local information and what has been happening around our region. There was the Health forum with special guest Greg Hunt Federal Health Minister, sold out! Our State Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington came to Bribie Island State School and announced Airconditioning for our state schools, what is happening with the Bribie Island Bridge Under pass and much more. Please enjoy your read everyone. Warm regards Belinda Ferguson

Cranky Lizard Speaks

Cranky Lizard Speaks... Just to kick things off on the right level – Cranky Lizard is well aware of matters that are unfolding at the Moreton Bay Shire Council. Cranky Lizard will, if and when appropriate, comment on these matters. Right now, considering the various levels of investigations currently being conducted it is simply not appropriate to comment except to say this…allegations are simply allegations until proven otherwise. Cranky Lizard also points out that some the comments below have been influenced by the modern author and social commentator – Douglas Murray. In Western democracies notably, relentless attacks upon our grand institutions of religion, government and political ideol

Bribie Events For The Kids

Bribie Island Community Arts Centre: Wednesdays - Kids art classes with Alisa Hughes 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm Bribie Island Bowls Club: Saturdays - Pop Up Kids Zone 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm Bribie Island Library: Thursday, September 26th - VR Astronomy (ages 12-17) [registration required] 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm, 2.40 pm to 3.10 pm, 3.20 pm to 3.50 pm Bribie Island Library: Monday, September 30th - Mindstorms mania! (ages 9-13) 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm [registration required] Bribie Island Library: Thursday, October 3rd - Make It! Kumihimo braids (ages 8-11) 2.00 pm to 2.45 pm [registration required] Live Music Bribie Island RSL: Thursday, September 26th - John Abbott & Steve Sparrow Duo 12.00 pm Bribie Island RSL


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