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Under Fire with Nikita Chee

Welcome to issue number 97 of The Bribie Islander. What a journey it has been so far contributing to this little local paper; connecting with you all and exploring more of our community has been a special gift. There is so much more to...
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The Bribie Winelander Oct 2019

Tags: Wine. Wineries. White. Red I will be the first to admit I have a shocking memory for names and faces, there, a moment at Changi Airport when I bumped into a client I had called on for some time and spent several minutes calling...
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Bribie Weather – Showers & Possible Thunderstorms this afternoon & evening – 17/10/2019

Tags: Weather. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Caboolture Bribie Island and areas might see some shower activity develop this afternoon.  Possible thunderstorms may also develop, some may be severe with heavy rain, strong winds, and hail. Showers & storms will start to develop over the ranges...
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WORLD POLIO DAY MORNING HIGH TEA BRIBIE ISLAND 24th October

Tags: Polio. Rotary. The world's greatest meal. WORLD POLIO DAY MORNING HIGH TEA BRIBIE ISLAND HOTEL Sylvan Beach Esplanade Bellara 4507 24th October 2019 10 am to 12 noon $36.00 per head For ticket sales please contact Bill Peacock OAM World’s Greatest Meal Team Member 0403 686 998 or...

Proposed Seaweed Farm – Bribie Island

Dear Editor, As you may be aware there has been a proposal submitted to government to approve a seaweed farm off the foreshore at Sandstone Point and Godwin Beach. A group of residents have organised an information evening as it appears there has been no public...

Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 21st Edition October 11th 2019 Issue 98

Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations, places, children’s activities, arts...
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Weather – Heavy Rain & Possible Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today & Tomorrow 11/10/2019

Tags: Weather. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Caboolture South East Queensland is in for some thunderstorms and showers at first starting from later this afternoon, and building into some rain periods with possible heavy falls this evening and running through tonight and early hours of...
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CHOC-tober A Mega Month for Bribie Rotary – Monthly Events

Talk about action. Talk about drama and costumes. Talk about fun and games. Talk about gourmet activities. October is going to be chock-a-block with all of these types of activities for Bribie Rotary. In Choc-tober we have: Monthly Market on 13 October; Trivia Night...
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NINE MORE HOURS

Regular visitors to the Wallum Action Group (WAG) Community Nursery know that the opportunity to pick one or more of the plants that are on display has always been limited to only three hours each weekday but, following a recent decision by the dedicated...

Help Needed for Pelican Twinnies

Dear Loyal Readers, we need you to read this article in full. It is sadly the reality for these guys and they need your urgent help! As you may know, The Twinnies have been rescuing pelicans for the last 19 years. We featured them...
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Movie reviews – ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Tags: Movie reviews. Angel Has Fallen. Action Movies. First, there was “Olympus Has Fallen.” Next, we had “London Has Fallen.” Now, we have “Angel Has Fallen.” Although a trilogy, you don’t need that background to ride this film’s action wave. Morgan Freeman, this time around,...
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Hellys Celebrities – AT HOME WITH JOAN COLLINS DBE

Tags: Famous actors. Celebrities. Joan Collins My first fond memories as a teenager of the beautiful JOAN COLLINS go back to the early 1950s, when, with much excitement, I would open each latest issue of Photoplay Magazine, looking for Joan’s extraordinary fashion design sketches appearing...

CREATIVE SPACES by Nikita Chee

Daydreaming, doodling, thinking, making, resting: these are the kinds of things we do in creative spaces. Today I want to talk about our personal environments and how they can affect everything from our current mood to our future life. My special Island friends, nice...
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WINELANDER – Sept – Oct

Tags: Wine. White. Red. Wineries. Bribie Island. Brisbane. SE Queensland. Australia A few years back wine used to be packed by the dozen and most wineries used more or less the same size 750ml bottles. Then marketers became involved and some saw the opportunity that...
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Bribie Island Fishing Report & Tide Times Sept-Oct 2019

Tags: Fishing Report. Tide Times. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Bongaree. Bellara. White Patch. Woorim. Banksia Beach. Sandstone Point. Wow, what another great winter we have just had with beautiful crisp mornings and warm, calm sunny days. With springtime already on the doorstep and the warmer...
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BUSY FINGERS Sept-Oct 2019

The Art Gallery We have done some more rearranging lately and we are pleased to announce the opening of our new Art Gallery. It now houses an assortment of pictures including the larger ones we had problems displaying in the main shop area. As you...
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History – THE LAST “BRIBIE” PERSON

Tags: History. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Queensland. Australia Old-timers look back on days gone by, travelling from Brisbane by Steamship, camping, and fishing on an undeveloped Island back in the 1940s. Bribie offered a peaceful hideaway, close to nature, with few residents, facilities or...
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Bribie island Wildlife EASTERN GREAT EGRET – ARDEA ALBA MODESTA

Tags: Wildlife. Native. Birds. Egret. Bribie Island. Moreton Bay. Brisbane. Queensland. Australia. One of the largest and most majestic birds to be found on Bribie Island is the Eastern Great Egret which is commonly found just about anywhere there is shallow water. They are often...

DRIVING TO SURVIVE – SAFETY DRIVING PROGRAM FOR BRIBIE’S YEAR 11 STUDENTS!

Tags: Rotary Bribie Island. Brisbane. Queensland The term ‘road trauma’ has become part of the modern-day language. It is used to describe both the physical and mental injuries resulting from a road accident and it affects people who are directly and indirectly involved. Those indirectly...
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Communty Event – BIDCA Music Festival on October 26th

Tags: Music Festival. Events. Live Music. Bribie Island. Sandstone Point As most Bribie Islanders (and visitors) know, there are many talented and popular entertainers who reside within the local area and can often be seen performing to patrons at one of the hotels, restaurants or...
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International Coffee Day – Oct 1st

RAISE YOUR MUG FOR THE BREW THAT KICK-STARTS THE DAILY GRIND Millions of coffee lovers across the world will be raising their mugs tomorrow morning as they pay homage to one of humanity’s all-time favourite drinks. Tomorrow (October 1) is the fourth annual International Coffee Day,...

The Golden Entertainers shall be holding their annual concert on 16th October

The Golden Entertainers shall be holding their annual concert on 16th October starting at 1:30 pm at The Golden Age Centre in Woorim. Refreshments will be available at the intermission and we have a great two-hour show for you all. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased...

Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 20th Edition September 27th 2019 Issue 97

Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations, places, children’s activities, arts...
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Community Event – The Bribie Island Spring Orchid and Foliage Show

CALLING ALL ORCHID LOVERS! October brings lots of orchid lovers from far and wide to see the beautiful blooms on display at the Bribie Island Spring Orchid and Foliage Show, proudly sponsored by the Bribie Island Bowl Club, McKenzie Aged Care and Mitre 10. Bribie...

BRIBIE LOCAL COINING IT IN

Tags: Coin shop. Second hand store. Bribie Island When a new business opens on the island it’s always interesting to see what they have to offer and will they be a success? But what if this business had never been tried on Bribie? Surely every...
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History – JUST 10 YEARS OF BRIBIE HISTORY

Tags: History. Bribie Island Historical Society. Brisbane. Queensland. Australia When I retired to the peace and quiet of Bribie Island, after a worldwide career as a Project Management Consultant, I had no idea how my life would be changed. I had lived and worked for...

SPRING IS THE SEASON FOR MUSIC! – Music Event – 22nd September

On Sunday 22nd September the Bribie Island Orchestra is giving a concert of popular music from Verdi to Joplin - from Dvorak to Offenbach with guest artists the Dexterous Digits Duo. Featured Image(above): Cassandra D’Arcy and James Lloyd The Spring Concert will be held at the Bribie...

Gloss Magazine Bribie Islander 19th Edition September 13th 2019 Issue 96

Get all your community news and information. Bribie Islands only community gloss magazine NOW EVERY TWO WEEKS! – Articles on boating, camping, fishing, life, drama, travel destinations, sports and what to see and do on Bribie Island. Covering charities, organisations, places, children’s activities, arts...
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Bribie Island Wildlife – NOISY FRIARBIRD – PHILEMON CORNICULATUS

Tags: Wildlife. Native. Birds. Australian. Queensland. Bribie Island. Brisbane. Moreton Bay Noisy Friarbirds are one of the two very common honeyeaters found on Bribie Island and surrounds. Little Friarbirds are also found here but are in smaller numbers. Noisy Friarbirds are large passerines 30-35 cm...
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The Bribie Winelander – Aug 2019

I always start off the weekend having a look at Des Houghton’s Quaff column in the Courier Mail and his recommendations which often would require something of a bank loan to try, however this week he showcased a couple of reasonably priced award winners...
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POLIO PREVENTION AND PERILS! – Bribie Rotary

In a marathon race, many competitors say the last part of the run is always the most difficult and many a runner has ‘Hit the Wall’ in the final stages. So it is with Polio eradication. Michael Zaffran, Head of Polio eradication at the...
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ARRIVAL – Part 1

How well do I remember that November evening when I first stepped out of the plane that had brought me and my Australian husband to Brisbane International airport, only to be met by a blast of oven-hot air. It was 1969, I was about...

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