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Local Stories   •   22-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Reunion 17 years in the making

The last time Melissa Redsell saw James Collen in 2003, he was a tiny newborn. When she met him again last week, she found a strapping 17-year-old about to start his final year of high school.…

Local Stories   •   11-1-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Family’s road to farming milestone

A Wamuran family has reached a remarkable record having lived and farmed the same crop on the same land for 100 years.…

Local Stories   •   8-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Love still sparkles after 60 years of marriage

Neville Dacey’s grandfather thought Margaret Palmer looked like a “nice girl” and Margaret thought Neville looked like a gentleman when they met at a dance at Gaythorne.…

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Local Stories   •   14-12-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Paul Morris’s birthday celebrations worth the wait

Rothwell’s icon, Paul Morris has finally had the chance to celebrate his 80th birthday – six months later than planned…

Local Stories   •   9-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Lighting up for the final time

Barry Jennings has put up his huge Christmas lights display at Rothwell for the last time – hoping to see smiles on faces and extra funds for Redcliffe Hospital.…

Local Stories   •   4-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Crack at Keno earns $1.7m windfall

A Kallangur man admits he suddenly lost his appetite in the excitement of scoring the $1.7 million Keno Classic 10 Spot prize while out for dinner with family last night.…

Local Stories   •   2-12-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Life-changing win still having impact

Winning Business of the Year at Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence and Innovation Awards in 2017 changed the course of Sonia Sonia’s business and life.…

Local Stories   •   2-12-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Heartfelt note makes lollipop ladies smile

A letter penned by a Year 5 Mango Hill State School student moved crossing supervisor Andi Halliwell to tears – of happiness.…

Local Stories   •   27-11-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Landscape architecture business a growing concern

Winning a Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence and Innovation Award opened up a world of opportunity that helped Porter Designs grow beyond owner Eva Porter’s dreams. We celebrate her achievements on the day this years’ awards were due to be held…

Local Stories   •   14-11-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Siegfried still in care

Swan rescued at North Lakes in safe hands with Wildlife Rescue Queensland…

Local Stories   •   29-10-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Sinead’s back on the road

There will be a ‘Silver Lining’ to 2020 for singer-songwriter Sinead Burgess, who was born and grew up in the Moreton Bay Region – and it starts today.…

Local Stories   •   23-10-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Tori has her sights set on screen

Samford’s Tori Webb has not let the challenges posed by COVID-19 put pause on her acting career, and her persistence is paying off.…

Local Stories   •   3-10-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Jolly good fellows

Projects involving developing anti-venom, freeze-dried berries and improving serious traffic crash clearance rates have earnt three Moreton Bay residents Churchill Fellowships.…

Local Stories   •   30-9-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Women left stunned by birthday present

A Bribie Island woman is still coming to terms with fact she has won $1000 a week for the next five years on a Live then Life Instant Scratch-It ticket received as a Birthday present.…

Local Stories   •   30-9-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Connection for the ages

While many children do not know what a pen pal is, there’s a Year 6 class at St Benedict’s College which has embraced the concept and their much older pals.…

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