Garage Sale Trail makes sustainability fun

Garage Sale Trail

CONNIE SAVAGE Garage Sale Trail is set to return to the Moreton Bay Region on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, uniting the massive 400,000 shoppers and 18,000 individual garage sales expected to take part in the event around … [Read more...]

Author makes deafness a talking point

Jessica White

SAMANTHA BALDRY Brisbane author and University of Queensland academic, Dr Jessica White, has been challenging perceptions of what it’s like to live with deafness through her memoir, Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice.   The book is a … [Read more...]

Empty bottles help support rescue dogs

Bridgy Staffies United Rescue

CONNIE SAVAGE Staffies United Rescue (SUR) are encouraging people to cash in their empty bottles and donate their 10 cent refund to rescue dogs in need.   It’s as simple as collecting eligible bottles, taking them to a local Containers … [Read more...]

Inspiring student represents Vision Australia at UN

Santiago and his guide dog Lachy

BRITTINY EDWARDS At 23 years of age, Santiago Velasquez has walked the Kokoda trail, cycled 90km for charity, founded a tech company, given a TedxQUT talk, and spoken at the UN, all while not being able to see.   Mr Velasquez was born … [Read more...]

Steptember raises both fitness and funds

Steptember team fitness

BRIDGETTE ALI Participants in this year’s Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s (CPA) Steptember challenge are stepping into the final leg of the initiative, raising both funds for the Alliance and their fitness levels.   Since September 3, … [Read more...]

Gourmet market adds fitness to menu

Fruit cups Bardon Shed

BRIDGETTE ALI Bardon’s gourmet grocer and café, The Bardon Shed, will be teaming up with female-only fitness bootcamp program, Coreliving, to promote healthy living for their customers this weekend.   The free event will be held this … [Read more...]

Comic-Con launches new Aussie comic

Cristian Roux The Super Australians

KYLE HEXER Oz Comic-Con is back for its eighth year in Brisbane, bringing with it a lively assortment of comic authors, actors and cosplayers, as well as a brand new Australian-based comic book series.   The pop culture expo kicks off … [Read more...]

Brisbane students join global climate strike

School Strike 4 Climate Brisbane

AMY GRIFFIN Thousands of students around Australia and around the world will put down their schoolwork today to strike against government inaction on climate change as a part of the global School Strike 4 Climate initiative.   The … [Read more...]

Paddle Against Plastic helps Norman Creek

Paddle Against Plastic

JESSICA MYLNE Waterway clean up group Ocean Crusaders are joining the N4C Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee to host a Paddle Against Plastic event on September 29.   The event will use kayaks to help clear up the Norman … [Read more...]

Caped Crusaders get run of Brisbane

DC Batman Run Series Australia

JACK HOLT Holy fundraiser, Batman! Fans of Gotham City’s finest are getting ready to run through the streets of Brisbane on September 21 dressed as the caped crusader for the DC Batman Run Series, to celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday and raise money … [Read more...]