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North Harbour Marina Precinct could be Queensland’s next PDA

Plans for a massive $2.74 billion marina and recreational precinct for queensland’s moreton bay region will be significantly advanced if the state government backs a new council push to declare the project a priority development area (pda). North Harbour proponents have applauded the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s unanimous decision this week to seek a PDA from the Government, which would...

Sticky Pear Pudding With Caramel Sauce

INGREDIENTS • 825g can pear halves in syrup, drained • 90g butter, chopped • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/2 cup golden syrup • 1/3 cup milk • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda • 1 cup plain flour • 2 teaspoons ground ginger • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 egg, lightly beaten • 1/4 cup roughly chopped honey cashews • Vanilla ice-cream, to serve CARAMEL SAUCE • 1 cup brown sugar • 50g...

After Hours GP Services for Bribie Island

Bribie Islanders will have access to the medical care they need thanks a new three-year trial of after-hours primary care. The Australian Government is investing $500,000 to deliver the much-needed service which will be rolled out in January 2021. “For years, residents on the island have been calling for better access to medical services and I am delighted to...

Fishing Report – September 11, 2020

Hi Everyone.... The weather has been fantastic for fishing and boating over the last couple of weeks, especially since the westerly winds have been dying off. Finally, there have been good numbers of Tailor turning up in the passage at night. Harold caught these nice ones in shallow water best results on lures, trolled behind a boat and pilchards...

Vanilla Butterfly Cakes

INGREDIENTS: • 125g Unsalted Butter, softened • 3/4 cup caster sugar • 2 eggs, beaten • 1 1/4 cups plain flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 1/2 cup milk • 150ml thickened cream, whipped • 1/2 cup raspberry jam • Icing sugar, to dust METHOD: 1. With Mum or Dad's help, preheat the oven to 180°C and place 12 paper cases into a cupcake tin 2....

How to Spring Clean Your Health

As spring starts again, many individuals engage in spring cleaning throughout their home, using this change to warmer weather to open, dust and clean windows, letting stale air out and fresh in, along with many other deep cleaning tasks. New life outside, clean life inside, after all. But although physically cleaning the house is a good idea, many individuals forget...

Go Team Bribie Island Aquatic Leisure Centre and the Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Nippers

Bribie Island Aquatic Leisure Centre is again sponsoring & supporting the Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Nippers for the 20/21 season. The club continues a long patrolling history at Woorim Beach, which commenced in 1923 by the Metropolitan Swimming Club. Woorim Beach is a part of a long stretch of beach on the eastern side (surfside) of Bribie Island. Partially...

We Are All Getting Older. WHO CARES? WE DO!

The reward earned from a busy working life, welllived, is to enjoy retirement and a different pace of life. Better health care has led to longer life expectancy and the chance for a more active lifestyle in our older years. Many people plan a relocation, sea change or quieter lifestyle as they get older. Some move closer to their children...

Planning Your Perfect Picnic Date

THE WORD “PICNIC” IS SAID TO ORIGINATE FROM THE FRENCH PHRASE “PIQUE UNE NICHE” OR “PICK A PLACE.” Living on Bribie Island provides us with some sensational spots to choose from when having a picnic. Depending on if you are having a family or a romantic outing for two, you may have to scout around as you certainly don’t want...

“OLD AGE” It isn’t ALL in the mind!

HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU HEARD PEOPLE SAY, “AGE IS JUST A NUMBER”…. OR, “OLD AGE IS ALL IN THE MIND”? Invariably, these comments come from people much younger than we “senior citizens”…..from middle-aged or younger generations, mostly…. to bolster our waning confidence or health concerns, as the years pile up. Well, no-one really appreciates what it’s like until they get there,...

What is Massage

The body to improve circulation, relieve pain and tenderness, reduce stress, increase flexibility and relax the whole body by targeting the skeletal, circulatory, muscular, lymphatic, and nervous systems. The overarching aim of massage is to help promote general wellness with healing touch. SKILLS OF A MASSAGE THERAPIST Massage therapists are well-trained to manipulate the soft tissue of the body to treat...

Arrival: CONFESSIONAL

I do not think I was an evil child but there were times in my early days when I quite deliberately chose to tread the primrose path rather than keep to the straight and narrow. Rather than scandalise some minister of religion I will reveal my wickedness to you all and make the following, my full confession. The first quite deliberate...

Bribie Island – A Handy History

I would like to thank the many people who tell me how much they enjoy reading these regular articles about Bribie history. I had no prior interest in History before retiring to Bribie after an International career living and working in many countries. I soon discovered fascinating facts about my new island home and the significance to Queensland and...