Redlands ripe with 60th RedFest success

Strawberries at RedFest 2018

DANICA STREADER The Redland Showgrounds were packed last week with punnets of strawberry-themed fun as visitors enjoyed sweet success of the 60th annual RedFest Strawberry Festival. RedFest began in 1958 with local farmers selling strawberries … [Read more...]

Guides brave the cold for homelessness

Ready for bed at Chain of Cardboard Cities Redland Bay

MICAELA ABOODY Brisbane Girl Guides have helped raise awareness of homelessness by sleeping in a cardboard "city" in Redland Bay on Saturday night. The event, dubbed Chain of Cardboard Cities, took place at PGL Kindilan Outdoor Education … [Read more...]

Brisbane Lines win 2018 Reclink Brisbane Community Cup

Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett with Reclink founder Peter Cullen holding up the 2018 cup

EMMA DILLON The Brisbane Lines took out the third annual Reclink Brisbane Community Cup yesterday, winning the match 6.7.43 - 5.6.36. The Reclink Brisbane Community Cup is an all-star AFL match pitting the Brisbane Lines, a team of music … [Read more...]

Community spirit shines at the Gold Coast Show

JAIME-LEE WOODS This year's Gold Coast Show weekend saw residents from all corners of the coast come together to celebrate the local community. Gold Coast musicians, artists, dancers and businesses were showcased at the Bundall event which … [Read more...]

The Saints marched in and saved the day

BY MONIQUE ST CLAIR   The Carrara Saints AFL team has come to the rescue of Carrara local man  forced to sell his family home to pay for cancer treatment.   The Saints proved true to their name last Sunday when the team’s … [Read more...]

NAIDOC Week inspiration for Commonwealth Games

MITCHELL CORNISH In the build-up to the Commonwealth Games, organisers should look to NAIDOC Week celebrations as inspiration for inclusion at the events. Indigenous leader and Black and Deadly Founder Patricia Leavy, known affectionately by … [Read more...]

Food Truck Picnic a fun filled feast

SARA WECKERLE Saturday the 2nd of September marked the first time Macintosh Island Park hosted the Food Truck Picnic. The free event offered a fun filled afternoon of food, live music, and family fun. Event organiser, Sandra Vaughn said … [Read more...]

Bringing faiths and cultures together

MATTHEW WOTHERSPOON Mosques around the country are encouraging Australians of all faiths to come together on October 29 for the annual National Open Mosque Day, to celebrate unity between Muslim and non-Muslim Australians. The open mosque day aims … [Read more...]

Walking the black dog

SHARN KENNEDY Our canine friends have always been good to us, but a Brisbane organisation hopes to connect those who may not have their own to those who need it the most. Borrow Dogs is an organisation which connects pets whose owners may not … [Read more...]

West End Development at the Height of Frustration for Locals

HANNAH SBEGHEN A developer's five year plan to build four 15-storey apartments in Central West End ignores community wishes and town planning expertise who say the high-density development is too high. The proposed 1500 apartments are only … [Read more...]