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Local News   •   24-8-2020  •   Kylie Knight

COVID-19 testing in the Moreton Bay Region

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is being urged to get tested as Queensland Health tries to control an outbreak linked to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre. Here’s where to get tested in the Moreton Bay Region.…

Business News   •   21-8-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Silver lining from pandemic

Business in the Moreton Bay Region may be able to future-proof themselves by learning lessons from the COVID-19 crisis, according to researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).…

Local Stories   •   4-8-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Drive-thru communion at Redcliffe church

In uncertain times, innovation and creative thinking is even taking place in some of our oldest institutions. Drive-thru communion anyone?…

Local Stories   •   4-8-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Business made of tough stuff

Belco Trailers at Brendale has weathered tough times before and is investing in technology to sure up its future during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Local Stories   •   3-8-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Mushroom jerky reaction to pandemic

Ingenuity and quick thinking saved Samford Valley Mushrooms when COVID-19 first hit and it’s produced a tasty new product and a whole new market.…

Council Updates

Animal shelters filling up again

COVID-19 restrictions may have eased, but the demands on animal shelters across the Moreton Bay Region are rising sharply.…

Why the Mill is being opened up to the world

The Mill university precinct at Petrie will step up its search for the world’s best hi-tech infrastructure next month.…

Chamber of Commerce offers free membership

Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is offering free membership in a bid to connect businesses during tough times.…

Escaping the cold leads to $25,000 win

An attempt to escape the winter cold has landed a $25,000 Instant Scratch-Its win for a resident in the Moreton Bay Region.…

AFL hub open at Kippa-Ring

Southeast Queensland’s newest AFL hub, The Nathan Road Sports Ground, has opened at Kippa-Ring.…

Region watching and waiting for rain

Relief may be on the way for the Moreton Bay region’s farmers, gardeners – and rural fire fighters. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a La Nina Watch which is expected to bring increased rainfall to the region.…

Business News

Chamber of Commerce offers free membership

Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is offering free membership in a bid to connect businesses during tough times.…

Jobs boost at $45 million shopping village

A new $45 million retail development is set to transform the site of a former shopping centre and bring jobs to the Moreton Bay Region. Property Solutions is building Murrumba Village, a shopping and childcare complex, where Tulip Town used to stand in Kallangur.…

Why father's lawn was key to Liam's dream

Four years ago, Liam Hughes came up with a life-changing plan – all he needed was his father’s lawn in Ferny Hills! Once he got the nod to dig up the grass, Lot 81 Micro Farm was born at Ferny Hills.…

Council refund helps hospitality industry

Moreton Bay Regional Council has refunded $760,000 in food licence fees to 1212 local restaurants, cafes, pubs and hotels, including awarding-winning Scarborough wedding venue Reid’s Place.…

Local News   •   27-7-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Why the Mill is being opened up to the world

The Mill university precinct at Petrie will step up its search for the world’s best hi-tech infrastructure next month.…

Keeping Fit

Local News   •   20-7-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Healthy and Active Moreton program returns

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Healthy and Active Moreton program is kicking off again for those keen to get moving after COVID-19 isolation.…

Clubs tackling their greatest opponents

Competitive matches will restart in many sports this weekend but behind the scenes, Moreton Bay Region’s not-for-profit clubs still face major challenges.…

How Raw Power meals is feeding World Gym demand

Justin Bellas has been on an amazing rollercoaster ride at World Gym Burpengary for the past three months – and it is showing no signs of slowing down.…

Takeaway

Cactus Jack's Redcliffe open for business

Despite reports to the contrary, Cactus Jack’s Redcliffe is open for business. New owner Rob Griffiths says the menu and specials you know and love are here to stay.…

Silver lining in COVID-19 shutdown

When COVID-19 restrictions shut down her small business, this single mum worked quickly to lock in a ‘plan b’. It’s paid off for her and her new employer.…

Enjoy a coffee in the mountains, at Mt Glorious

There’s nothing like a drive in the hinterland, with the fresh air in your face and a view to cleanse your soul. It’s once again something we can enjoy, and some of our favourite cafes are ready to welcome you.…

Confetti Cake Co. brings whimsical charm to baked delights

Zoe Dalrymple is the driving force behind Confetti Cake Co., a North Brisbane-based cake design studio which specialises in celebration cakes and desserts with a difference.…

The Golden Ox, ready to serve you

The Golden Ox restaurant will reopen on Saturday night to dine-in customers and no-one could be happier than owners Nick and Virginia Tzimas.…

Moreton Bay pubs and clubs plan for reopening

Under the Federal and State Governments’ staged easing of restrictions, venues will be permitted to offer dining for a maximum of 10 patrons at a time (no bars or gaming) during stage one which is effective from 11.59pm on May 15.…

Family Fun

Local News   •   9-7-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Mystery over a magical addition to Deception Bay

As if by magic, Fairy Way has officially become part of the Moreton Bay Region. Seemingly without warning, a sign has been put up in Deception Bay marking the Fairy Way of Moreton Bay Community Rocks.…

Region’s beach mats key to accessibility tourism

Moreton Bay Regional Council is paving the way to become the most accessible tourism destination in South East Queensland - starting with getting everyone onto our beautiful beaches.…

Leisure precinct coming to Deception Bay

Concept drawings have been released for a new leisure precinct at Deception Bay, ahead of a public information day on June 27.…

Home & Lifestyle

Couple stunned by lucky lotteries win

A Caboolture couple has admitted winning the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw left them unable to cook dinner or sleep.…

How to make your own terrarium

Are you stuck for space, but still want to bring a bit of the ‘outside’ into your home? Why not test your green thumb with your very own terrarium? …

Pull-on your gumboots: Autumn gardening jobs you can do this weekend

The weather’s getting cooler, pumpkin soup is back on the menu, and the bread-making craze is still going strong.…

USC students offer telehealth help

Are you struggling with home schooling, working from home or being isolated as an older member of the community? USC students are using technology to help.…

Shopping   •   21-7-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Jobs boost at $45 million shopping village

A new $45 million retail development is set to transform the site of a former shopping centre and bring jobs to the Moreton Bay Region. Property Solutions is building Murrumba Village, a shopping and childcare complex, where Tulip Town used to stand in Kallangur.…

Support Local

Aussie music legend's rallying call

Powderfinger’s Ian Haug says These Days … are a time to support musicians. He’s doing his bit at his Camp Mountain studio, Up in the Airlock.…

Free Sizzler cheese toast for a cause

If you’re a fan of Sizzler’s cheese toast, you can’t miss this event at Caboolture! It’s your chance to indulge and raise money for a good cause at the same time.…

Cactus Jack's Redcliffe open for business

Despite reports to the contrary, Cactus Jack’s Redcliffe is open for business. New owner Rob Griffiths says the menu and specials you know and love are here to stay.…

Chamber of Commerce offers free membership

Redcliffe Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is offering free membership in a bid to connect businesses during tough times.…

Police youth activities return at Redcliffe

A program bringing young people and police together has resumed at Redcliffe. It’s free to join in Local Drug Action Team Youth Activities on Thursdays.…

Jobs boost at $45 million shopping village

A new $45 million retail development is set to transform the site of a former shopping centre and bring jobs to the Moreton Bay Region. Property Solutions is building Murrumba Village, a shopping and childcare complex, where Tulip Town used to stand in Kallangur.…

Get Creative

Tune in for new series ‘3 Things With…’ author Ben Law

Award-winning Australian author and broadcaster Ben Law will give Moreton Bay residents an insight into his unique life with a quirky online interview airing on Wednesday 1 July.…

Mural creates a buzz at Woody Point

The eye-catching work of a couple of blokes at Woody Point has captured the attention of locals and lovers of Redcliffe history on social media. And it seems, it’s a resounding thumbs up from both.…

Teddy trail captivates Samford community

For weeks, teddies have shown a flagrant disregard for social distancing by gathering in large numbers in a Samford park. We find out what’s going on and who’s responsible.…

Industry, Team Utopia is Waiting for You

The title of Team Utopia’s new single Waiting for You may be ironic as the music industry patiently waits for a green light to perform at live venues, but the man who wrote it says it’s a song with many layers. …

Embracing the iso-party trend

We're a social bunch who also happen to be quite inventive in the face of change. Moreton Bay Tough spoke to some local party and event suppliers for inspiration and tips, when adding that special touch to home-bound celebrations.…

How to make your own terrarium

Are you stuck for space, but still want to bring a bit of the ‘outside’ into your home? Why not test your green thumb with your very own terrarium? …

Creative Businesses

Local Stories   •   21-7-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Why father's lawn was key to Liam's dream

Four years ago, Liam Hughes came up with a life-changing plan – all he needed was his father’s lawn in Ferny Hills! Once he got the nod to dig up the grass, Lot 81 Micro Farm was born at Ferny Hills.…

How Raw Power meals is feeding World Gym demand

Justin Bellas has been on an amazing rollercoaster ride at World Gym Burpengary for the past three months – and it is showing no signs of slowing down.…

Huge boost for clubs and pubs in Moreton Bay region

Clubs and pubs in Redcliffe, Caboolture, North Lakes and Pine Rivers are back in business with thousands of customers returning in the first few days after COVID restrictions eased…

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