Keeping Clued up on the Keys to Ketosis

Keto, schmeto. Is that what you’re thinking? Well I was too, thinking the keto diet was just another fad diet, along with all the others, a latest obsession quick fix lose your kilos, and then put them all back on again kind of deal. However, when I looked into this further I became aware that it has a tremendous amount of scientific evidence, research, studies, and history. Now my opinion is informed, I am blown away by the therapeutic potential of nutritional ketosis and now know it is far from a modern fad diet. This demonstrates the powerful effect of diet and nutrition can have on our health. A ketogenic diet is based on the changing of macronutrient intake to a ratio of 70% fat, 20% p


EVERY SATURDAY DECEMBER WITNESSING/JP SERVICE, 9am - 9.30am Outside IGA, Beachmere Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Beachmere & James Rds. EVERY SATURDAY DECEMBER BINGO, eyes down 1pm, Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Ave. Contact Gwen 0448 238 056, excludes 28 Dec. EVERY MONDAY DECEMBER BEACHMERE SCOUTS – 6.30pm – 8.30pm (ages 11.5– 15 years, boys & girls) Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Avenue, Beachmere, contact for more info. Last day Monday 9 Dec – resume 3 Feb. EVERY MONDAY DECEMBER MAH JONG, 9am-12pm Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Ave. Contact Gwen 0448 238 056 excludes 23 Dec. EVERY TUESDAY DECEMBER BEACHMERE SENIORS, 9am-11am, B

Bribie Events

For the Kids Bribie Island Bowls Club: Saturdays - Pop Up Kids Zone 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm Bribie Island Library: Tuesday, November 26th - HYPE (ages 11-17) 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm [registration required] Bribie Island RSL: Sunday, December 15th - Kids Christmas Disco 10.00 am to 12.00 pm [bookings required] Bribie Island Library: Tuesday, December 17th - Make tasty Christmas treats (ages 11-17) 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm [registration required] Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology: Tuesday, December 17th - Kids Dig It - Squire Academy (ages 8-12) 10.00 am to 2.00 pm [bookings required] Bribie Island Library: Wednesday, December 18th - Playful Papercraft (ages 12-17) 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm [registration required]

Gaming Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past, in this case, evoked through videogames. I know, it seems crazy that videogames could carry such power, but videogames from the last decade are becoming - yet again - some of the most popular games to play. But why are old games like Minecraft and Mariokart having such a sudden resurgence into pop culture? Minecraft was released in 2009, with it becoming the most downloaded game on any console by 2011. The appeal of Minecraft is described to be just like older kids playing with Lego, in a more advanced setting. At that time, the technology used in Minecraft was of the latest model, but as it began to fade into

Bribie Island Golf Club Ladies Results from 22nd October, 2019 to 14th November, 2019:

TUE, 22/10/19. 4 Person Ambose Scramble. Winners J Umlauft, R Harper, V Miller & C Whitney 62, R/U S Smith, M Pearce, D Benghamy & S Vallely. NTP’s Hole 4 C Loirmaranta, Hole 7 R Gardiner, Hole 14 S Wagg, Hole 16 L Meijer. THUR 24/10/19. 4BBB Stableford. Sponsored by Anna’s Fashion Boutique. Winners LBeaven & J Wyatt 45, R/U J De Ruyter & J McKay 43 C/B. NTP’s Hole 4 C Loirmaranta, Hole 7 V Jones, Hole 14 S White, Hole 4 Div 3 2nd Shot M McDonald. TUE, 29/10/19. 3 Person Stableford Multiplier. Winners A Mitchell, J Geale & C McAlister 170, R/U S Vallely, A Lauchlan & C Watson 162 C/B. NTP’s Hole 4 S Wagg, Hole 7 J L’Estrange, Hole 14 J Graham, Hole 16 J Graham, Hole 4 Div 3 2nd Shot S Ferran

Cranky Lizard Speaks…

[ Cranky Lizard does not whinge. There are some questions to be asked, as indeed, they are being asked in other press forums; and we, as Australians need to start thinking about answers. Those answers will come from the community – not from politicians – they will respond to community pressure, but very, very few of them will take the lead. Some will, around Moreton Bay we have a couple…] Who is thinking clearly about what we are doing? Maybe it is time for this country to “ piss off ‘ the tall poppy syndrome because we need excellence, we need high achievers to deal with an increasing level of separation between us and our political leadership. We do not need well-educated drongos, waving t

Mindful Perspectives

“Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your own head.”- Unknown ‘Mental health’ is a frequently used term that is often misunderstood. The most important factor of understanding mental health is both perspective and attaining a level of empathy. Individuals commonly substitute ‘mental health’ for mental health condition, however, mental health refers to mental wellness- not illness. It is imperative that individuals- specifically the youth- understand what mental health is to cease the related stigma and to ensure they are aware of solutions to improve their own mental wellness status. Research has publicised that having a high mental health status is associated with increased learning

Hello Readers

Hello Readers, Welcome to issue 44, in this issue the LOCAL News covered the event of the year on Bribie Island Hairdressers with Hearts Masquerade ball. What a great turn out for an incredible cause from Bribie Island that is fast becoming a National Movement. We had all sides of politics attend all with the same view on Domestic Violence. It seems all of us have been affected by Domestic Violence and we all know someone who has sadly experienced it. Become a member of Bribie’s own Hairdressers with Hearts and go to their website. Xmas is just around the corner now and we only have one more issue left before Xmas. I cannot stress enough how important it is to shop local and keep our b

Queenslanders called upon to help donate over 9,500 gifts for children living in care this Christmas

Generous Queenslanders are being called upon to donate toys to fill the stockings and place under the trees of over 9,500 children living in care this Christmas. Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said the national online charity GIVIT is again supporting the Queensland Government’s annual Kids in Care Christmas Gift Donation Drive. “Our foster and kinship carers do a wonderful job making sure that children in care feel safe and loved in a family environment,” she said. “They make sure that children placed with them have everything they need all year round, as well as something special under the family Christmas tree during the holiday season. “The Kids in Care gift drive i

Mandatory training for all council candidates now live online

All intending candidates for next year’s local government elections, including sitting councillors and mayors who plan to run again, are now required to complete an online training course before they nominate. The compulsory training, as a requirement for nomination, is now live and was part of the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 passed by Parliament on 16 October. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the training was integral to promoting community confidence in the sector. “Queenslanders deserve representation of the highest calibre and mandatory training will mean they have elected officials who have a b

Queensland’s 2020 Australian of the Year announced

Anti-bullying and suicide prevention educator and social entrepreneur, Mrs Rachel Downie has been named Queensland’s Australian of the Year for 2020, with tennis champion Ash Barty named Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year. Official physiotherapist to the Wallabies, Kangaroos and Queensland Reds, Mr Peter Dornan AM, was named Queensland’s Senior Australian of the Year. Adjunct Assistant Professor Nick Marshall, who works as a physiotherapist for Swimming Australia, was named Queensland Local Hero for his commitment to achieving greater inclusion in sport. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk congratulated the recipients on receiving the prestigious honours. “As a teacher, Rachel Downie has se

Pedestrian Safety to be improved at Pumicestone State School

Earlier this year Simone Wilson MP met with the Principal of the Pumicestone State School to discuss the need for a school pedestrian crossing to be installed. Simone understood that a number of parents also approached the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) about this important issue. Currently the closet crossing is situated some distance from the school at a set of traffic lights on the corner of Pumicestone Road and Ardrossan Road, leaving no safe crossing at the school. Simone Wilson MP was pleased to represent her community on this safety issue with TMR and have recently received a reply. TMR are currently liaising with the Moreton Bay Regional Council to relocate the cross


Federal Member for Longman Terry Young MP has wrapped up his seventeenth mobile office for the year, just months after winning the seat of Longman. More mobile offices are due to be announced in the near future, with Mr Young to hold one mobile office a year in each area of the Longman electorate. Mr Young hit the road and met with locals in Beachmere, Donnybrook and Toorbul on Friday, 25th October and Caboolture, Ningi, Sandstone Point and Bribie Island last Monday with State Member for Pumicestone Simone Wilson, as well as councillors from the Moreton Bay Regional Council. He also joined State Member for Glass House Andrew Powell earlier this year where they headed to D’Anguliar, Delaneys

Local Tradie Wins a Boot full of Tools

Mitre 10 in conjunction with suppliers Makita Ramset and Sutton Tools was recently running a Promotion “WIN A BOOT LOAD OF TOOLS “ during July to October. It was fantastic to see a local apprentice Liam Howe a 3rd year apprentice Tiler with local business Tiling With Pride has won one of the minor prizes – a Makita Battery Drill Kit, Ramset Anchor kit and a Sutton Drill Set valued at over $500. Liam was very happy with his win when he came into Browns Mitre 10 to collect his prizes from Store owner Mike Brown. Michael and his team were excited to see a local apprentice pick up a winning prize.

Ladies, Let’s Do Lunch Turns FIVE

Beachmere ladies are a social bunch and can often be seen around the village lunching or enjoying a coffee. They get together for worthy causes on a regular basis and fund raise for various needs throughout the year. But, on the first Friday of each month, Beachmere Area Network Group organise a lunch for no other reason – than lunch! Ladies, Let’s Do Lunch turned five this November and the ladies gathered to lunch and celebrate. Organiser Christine Dillon said she really enjoys organising and hosting the regular lunch date. “BANG started Ladies, Let’s Do Lunch for women who don’t want to go out at night and as somewhere for new ladies to Beachmere to meet up. It’s a great way for ladies t


You may have seen in this paper on the “what’s on “ page information about a fun Fundraising day at the Bribie Island croquet Club on November the 2nd.Each year the club holds such an event to support a charity based on the island. This year’s chosen charity was the Dementia Support Group a cause that receives very little recognition, but is such a worthy cause. Local service clubs are invited to enter a team of 4, 16 clubs entered, Traditional Funerals, Dragons Abreast, Bribie Rotary, Caboolture Rotary, Beachmere Palm Lake, Carinity, Karuna, Community Arts Centre, Dementia Support Group, Pumistone Passage Probus group entered 4 teams as they had won the prestigious mallet twice before an ho

November 2019.  By Staff Writer: Harvey Fewings.

This article is not a scientific paper: It is an opinion expressed in writing. Let us have a sensible conversation about the latest anti-agricultural crusade… the formal banning of the use of the chemical 1080 to eradicate invasive predators from agricultural areas in Australia. [Reference: Natural Australian Toxin protecting plants and wildlife from invasive predators. By: Greg Mifsud Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.] As usual, much nonsense is expressed and much emotion is pointlessly expended when the matter of baiting invasive animal species in Australia is mentioned in many public forums. Invasive animal species in Australia are introduced animals such as wild pigs, foxes,

A Child’s Right

In modern society one of the most valued commodities is education. Whilst the need for such schooling is recognised on a global scale, many forget about the children across the world who cannot even access clean water let alone an education. In 2015, the United Nations released seventeen goals titled the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’. These goals aim to address and reduce issues having a global impact by the year 2030, after which the goals are revaluated and rewritten. The United Nations aims for a series of goals including gender equality, clean water and sanitation and climate action. However, perhaps the most important goal on the list is access to quality education. Such a need is fur

Outrigging for everyone

Local Outrigging group, the Bombora Outriggers, will soon have a new four-man outrigger canoe that will allow disabled members of the club and Bribie Island community a better experience. Bombora Outriggers Founder Roz Fritz explained that the canoe they are getting wasn’t specifically designed as a disabled canoe but that it is being adapted into one. “It has big bits under the seat that we’re just going to waterproof and then we can put prosthetic limbs in there so that we can sail down the passage and they can put their leg back on and walk around with the rest of us rather than having to leave their leg in the car and hop around when we’re going down for a picnic.” She said. Mrs Fritz st

Bribie Island U3A Handcraft Group supporting Bribie Island Respite and Support Services

The U3A Handcraft Group has been meeting every Tuesday morning at U3A here on Bribie Island for the past eight years. The group has a long standing membership who are generous of their time and donations to the community. The group recently held a stall at the U3A markets , they raised $700 which they are kindly donating to Bribie Respite and Support Services. This money will assist in the fit out of the Cottage Respite building at the Centre. The Cottage building is being renovated to a modern 4 bedroom home which can accommodate Frail Older people as well as Young People with Disability who require overnight respite and wish to stay in the local community.

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