Poppy Appeal focuses on women this year

HOLLY WARE Springfield woman Samantha Freebairn’s career is soaring as she proves to women all over Australia that anything is possible. She joined the Defence Force at 17 and continues to serve as a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) … [Read more...]

PM Turnbull reminds teens: “There’s life after Year Twelve exams”

HOLLY WARE Being a high school student is stressful, even more so as final exams approach, with many teens turning to mental health organisations for help.  Youth mental health service ReachOut Australia has revealed that they expect over 80 … [Read more...]

Child drownings down but parents urged to remain vigilant

MICHAELA PETROFES HOLLY WARE   *This story has been updated. The Royal Life Saving Society has warned parents to keep a close eye on their children following three near drownings on the Gold Coast this week. Drowning related deaths … [Read more...]

#IamAChristian Campaign following Oregon Shooting

HOLLY WARE A hashtag stating 'I am a Christian' started trending on twitter following the Oregon Shooting on Thursday the 1st of October. Allegations have surfaced that the gunman, believed to be, 26-year-old, Chris Harper Mercer, … [Read more...]

Hope for cancer patients

HOLLY WARE Finding a cure for cancer seems like a monumental task, but a new joint funding program in Queensland is renewing hope. Cancer Council Queensland and Queensland Health have provided $7 million dollars worth of funding for … [Read more...]

Deadly choices help close the gap

HOLLY WARE DEADLY CHOICES wrapped up a three-day camp for children aged 9-12 as part of a health education program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It's no secret there is still a large health gap between Indigenous and … [Read more...]

Adam Goodes hangs up his boots

HOLLY WARE UPDATE: Former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes announced his retirement to his teammates from the AFL following Sydney Swans' semi-final loss on Saturday night. The two-time Brownlow medalist was a prominent player in AFL and … [Read more...]

Southbank style lagoon comes to Springfield

HOLLY WARE THE first week of spring kicked off with a splash for the Ipswich community with the grand opening of the new world class Orion Lagoon. The Orion Lagoon officially opened in Springfield Central, Ipswich on Saturday the 5th of … [Read more...]