Message from Energex: We had commercial divers pull 28 anchors from our clearly marked 11,000 volt cable crossing Pumicestone Passage between Sandstone Point and Bribie Island recently. We are urging boaties to be aware of these cables and overhead wire as they’re out on the water during the holidays.
Welcome to issue 58 our last publication for 2020 and our Xmas issue. What a challenging year it’s been for absolutely everyone, and I mean everyone. Covid 19 has in some way affected all of us and we now have a brand new norm, it doesn’t matter how old or young you are. Let’s hope 2021 will be a wonderful year for you all. From the Team at the LOCAL News, we would like to wish you all a wonderful Xmas and an exceptional New Year. This issue we have Bell Kiowa Helicopter
When locals Katrina and David White found their love of animals overtaking their lives, they decided to make their animals their life! Leaving their “day” jobs behind they started a mobile animal farm entertaining young and old alike at fairs and events across the region. As their herd of animals grew, they knew they needed more space. When Katrina and David decided to make their dream a reality and take their mobile farm to “major attraction”, White Ridge Farm at Elimbah wa
Well, what a year 2020 turned out to be. We started the year with drought and horrific bushfires in many parts of Australia. While Queensland largely escaped the devastation that occurred in NSW, Victoria and the ACT, we watched in horror at what was occurring in our neighbouring states. Like most Australians, Queenslanders wanted to do our bit to help our southern neighbours and we saw some true acts of courage and selflessness. The true Aussie spirit of helping out a mate w
Beachmere Classic Vehicle Club is the newest group to gather in the region. James Weston is well known to Beachmere locals for driving certain well known celebrities around the area in late December, so when he announced his intention to start a Classic Vehicle Club interest was high. The Club kicked off with nearly twenty founding members and they have just been rolling along since then with nearly forty members involved currently. Any owner of a car or bike which qualifies
A man has died after being hit by a four-wheel-drive in Bribie Island this morning. Initial inquiries suggest just after 11am an elderly man attempted to walk across Eucalypt Street in Bellara. Police believe his vision was obstructed by a parked vehicle and he was struck by the Holden Colorado as a result. Despite CPR being performed, the 79-year-old died a short time later. Anyone with further information is urged to contact police. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
With the festive season nearly upon us, ‘tis the season for online scams. The Financial and Cyber Crime Group are reminding Queenslanders to be aware of Grinch-like scammers and be sure to stay alert to scams such as fake websites. Scammers often set up fake online stores and social media pages, claiming to sell popular items at incredibly low prices. If a product’s advertised price seems too good to be true, there’s a very good chance it is. Other telltale signs of an online
Ticket prices on Queensland public transport services will be frozen in 2021.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the move gives commuters certainty on costs for the year ahead as the state navigates its economic recovery.
“We’re backing commuters with this decision,” the Premier said.
“We need to encourage Queenslanders back on to public transport.
“This has been a year like no other.
“Thanks to our continued strong health response, we are seeing positive signs for our c
The Palaszczuk Government’s 2020 Budget say this plan delivers for Queensland’s economic recovery creating jobs and infrastructure to protect, assist and safeguard Queensland communities. As yet we have not heard from our Labor Pumicestone Member Ali King. However for the rest of the state this is what the Palaszczuk Government has promised.
Attorney- General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shannon F
Known for award-winning electrical solutions and excellent customer service Hans Electrical Service has been operating for 10 years (2010-2020). Customer satisfaction comes first which is why there is no call out fee in the Bribie area, and quotations are fully detailed so there are no surprises. The team consistently receive excellent reviews from satisfied customers. In these challenging times, Hans Electrical have implemented extra safety procedures for everyone’s protecti
The Palaszczuk Government claim they backing Queensland small businesses to further drive economic recovery with a $140 million Big Plans for Small Business strategy funded in Budget 2020-21 to lift competitiveness and resilience.
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said Queensland’s economic recovery is already underway.
“Small business is vital to this recovery as the engine room of the economy,” Mrs Farmer
On 01 January 2020, if someone had said to you that this year would be a year that will rip the fabric out of our lives and change the way we do things for a long time; if not forever, you could have been excused for not believing them. But that is exactly what this year,2020, has done. It has changed us…all of of us; forever. Cranky Lizard can still look into your eyes and know that it is you; but we, you, all of us are different, and we know that. Cranky Lizard lacks the a
Perhaps La Nina is coming in after all, just as the Bureau of Meteorology promised. There have been a couple of good dumps of rain in the past little while and it has certainly started to make a difference in the fishing, although it had already picked up from the ‘tween season lows. Mangrove jacks, as well as some good flathead, have been turning up in the creeks and around the mangroves and oyster leases. Ningi Creek is the first creek on the left (mainland) side as you tra
The summer heat has truly arrived with a vengeance and now the decision presents itself, “should I garden in my spare time or should I hit the beach and relax?” Well definitely the beach is a must to unwind, but as I am running a gardening enterprise & servicing my customer base also, there is not a lot of time left at the end of the working week, so I must find the balance between work and play. As we Queenslanders know only too well, if we want to get on top of our gardenin
Lawns and landscape, well I covered a great deal of pests affecting us here last month in the patch and in particular what was targeting our veggie and fruit trees. And due to the onslaught of sudden summer high temperatures and lack of regular rainfall, the lawns around the place are suffering from dry patch, dehydration, weed invasion and some are being attacked by pests such as Black beetle which happen to thrive during the drier climate and lawn grubs which are hovering a
Bribie Island Ladies Golf Results below from 10/11/20 to 3/12/20 Thank you for your continued support over 2020 and will take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy and safe New Year. I will be in touch when the comps start back up next year. Regards, Myra. 10/11/20 - 4BBB Stableford – Sponsor: Bribie Island Skin Cancer Clinic – Winners: Shirley Barry & Sandra Power 51. R/U: Yvonne Nicklin & Lesley Heap 41. 2nd R/U: Maureen McGlone & Mary Barbele
The Qld State Government has spent over $7.6million removing derelict and illegally dumped vessels from Queensland waterways in the past two years. With $20million committed over four years, the War on Wrecks Taskforce has removed 659 wrecks and derelicts from Queensland waters, with another 300 vessels identified as at risk. The Caboolture River is just one of the waterways benefiting from that spending with one more boat being removed in early November. The sloop, a single
By Staff Writer: Harvey Fewings. December 2020. Note : Harvey Fewings served as an NCO and a Commissioned Officer in the Australian Army during the 1960’s and 1970’s ; He was also a Commissioned Officer in the New Zealand Army during the late 1970s. He was wounded in action in Vietnam in 1969. In the last two weeks, I have read stories in Australian print media that I thought and hoped I would never see again. These are the stories which relate to the ‘ alleged ‘ activities o
In 1971 the Australian Army in Vietnam leased eight Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopters from the United States Army for use in observational roles. These roles included visual reconnaissance, target marking and bomb damage assessment, air courier tasks, and radio rebroadcasting. These helicopters were also used in “sniffer” missions to locate the position of enemy troops in the heavily vegetated jungle. They also conducted “top cover” missions to co-ordinate other groups and act as
Many of us dream of living “off grid” or as closely as possible to avoid the never ending increases in electricity price hikes and governments gouging profits from monopoly electricity generators, transmitters and distributors. Now the retail sector of the electricity market has been privatised they want to clip our ticket pretty hard as well. So how do you know if it’s worth investing in a solar generation system and battery storage unit? Well The Local and Surrounds has cru