https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2021/01/12/update-missing-woman-caboolture-south/ Police searching for 36-year-old woman Amy Schulkin are again appealing for anyone who may have seen her to come forward. Amy was last seen in her white 2001, Nissan Patrol, Queensland registration 257VTN (pictured) on Wednesday December 30. The most recent photo of Amy in her vehicle was taken just before midnight on Lower King Street, Caboolture heading towards the Bruce Highway and Bribie Is
Term 1 Classes at Bribie University of the Third Age (U3A) will resume from MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY. With Covid-19 limitations the reopening is challenging, with 150 classes offered by more than 80 volunteer Tutors, the complex logistics of possible class vacancies will not be known until January 18. Available class vacancies will be published on the U3A Web site www.u3abribie.org.au, at that time. Existing U3A members who attended a class before closure in 2020, have been enrol
Vulnerable Queenslanders are being urged to check their eligibility to receive the Palaszczuk Government’s electricity and gas rebates worth up to $416 per year.
Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the Palaszczuk Government was investing $212.8 million in 2020-21 as part of Queensland’s economic recovery plan to help vulnerable Queenslanders with the cost of living.
"This past year has been tough for everyone, so I’m urging all concession card h
What better way to celebrate Australia Day than a Picnic in a Park? It’s even better when the park is Clayton Park a short walk from anywhere in Beachmere. Add entertainment, lots of shady trees, a BBQ, ice cream and coffee and you have the very best close to home – no jam packed roads or searching for a carpark. Beachmere Area Network Group (BANG) organised the Picnic in the Park last year as an event to raise funds for two and four legged bush fire victims. It was warmly
Much about society has changed during the COVID 19 pandemic and most of us are a bit over it to say the least. Businesses have been impacted the most with new rules around hygiene and contact tracing. People’s habits have changed too in relation to use of hand sanitiser and proximity to others in public spaces. So when the vaccine is rolled out from March 2021 say till June or July when contagious diseases normally flourish will there be a lasting benefit once herd immunity i
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has conducted inspections at 679 second-hand motor dealers, auction houses and wreckers across Queensland to ensure dangerous vehicles were not being sold to unsuspecting consumers, as part of a national compliance operation for the Compulsory Takata Recall Notice.
Acting Attorney-General Mick de Brenni said more than 20,000 vehicles were checked which found 105 vehicles fitted with the faulty Takata airbags.
“Airbags save lives and we want
Beachmere residents are calling for a Class Action suit to be taken out against Moreton Bay Regional Council after several houses were inundated with water in December. Whilst Disaster Management plans were activated and sandbags made available, there was little or no activity to ensure the combination of high tides and onshore winds was minimised or alleviated. Instead, the Council has been dismissive of offers of local knowledge and prior activity, in some cases dismantling
The driver of a motor vehicle, reportedly stolen from Bribie Island, crashed into two local shops over the Christmas break. The driver of the vehicle had caused damage to other vehicles and signage on his route from Bribie Island and along Peel Road also causing a number of vehicles to take evasive action. Onlookers said the driver was driving dangerously and erratically in the carpark before losing control and smashing through one shop window. Reversing from the wreckage he
Amelia Strazdins In Australia the 26th of January is dedicated to celebrating our country. And whilst many people spend it on the beach or barbequing with friends, the origins of the day are often forgotten and the darkened history that follows alongside it. For the traditional owners of the land, the Indigenous peoples, the day marks the beginning of the destruction of their land, culture and language. Many refer to it as invasion day. The actions that occurred on this day h
Note: This article, in a slightly different form, was first written by me and published in September 2018. I think it is worth another look. It has been slightly amended. We know, because we have read about it, watched the lurid details on television news and discussed it, in this, the Local Paper, that there is an enquiry into the battlefield behaviour of Australian troops on the field of combat in Afghanistan. It is a matter of national importance as it strikes at the heart
Local identity David Glanville found a bottle floating in on the King Tide on Monday 14 December at Toorbul. Instead of binning it, David realised there was a message in it. He carefully opened the bottle which had been sealed with silicon, and read the following message from Evelyn Whiteoak. A very happy message, with a lovely thought. The bottle has been “somewhere” since 11 November, and could have arrived at Toorbul from the North (Caloundra area) or from anywhere Sout
A summer holiday on the Gold Coast is the perfect time to go fishing for mud and sand crabs, prompting a reminder to recreational fishers to practice responsible crabbing.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said crab pots in the Broadwater’s main navigational channels have recently been a problem for commercial marine operators.
“Some crab pots have drifted into the channel with the tides, while others have been intentionally set there
An illegally-modified fishing boat has been crushed and the owner fined $6,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court as a warning to anybody considering breaching the state’s fishing regulations.
Speaking at Action Metal Recyclers, Oxley, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the boat’s seizure and destruction followed a 2019 operation by the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) targeting an ill
Rewind to 2007 and local communities were up in arms. With very little notice the decision was made by the Queensland State Government that local councils were to amalgamate. The reasoning behind the decision? Economies of scale, to benefit smaller councils, cost savings, to gain other efficiencies and possibly to make things easier to control for the State Government. Locally this meant Caboolture Shire would merge with Redcliffe and Pine Rivers to make a super council to be
Australia is now paying for 30 years of infantilising social engineering – Steve Waterson – The Australian-20/12/2020. Cranky Lizard welcomes you to the Local Paper for 2021 and encourages you all to think carefully about what we are doing. The coronavirus and unelected health officials plus Governments at the State level have diluted our independent, questioning spirit, and we have slithered into a state of sullen compliance as we allow bureaucrats to enter into all the tiny
Parkrun itself is a not-for-profit global organization operating in 22 countries. There are currently 405 of these FREE weekly events across Australia with more starting up almost weekly. Its popularity is brought about by its simple concept: it’s free, just turn up (every) Saturday morning with your barcode and walk, jog or run 5k. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you go. It doesn’t matter your age (or young you feel you are). It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. What ma
Married Name - Cloreen Sylvia Robinson, has lived on Bribie Island since 2007. Tom’s family and friends celebrated her birthday on Bribie Island. Lyn Ball Tom’s Daughter said “From my point of view it is the only 100th birthday I have attended (or am likely to attend, because I am pretty sure I won't make that age lol) it just goes to show how tough they bred them in that era. Mum has worked hard all her life at home on the farm as she grew up, then as an adult in tobacco f
With the COVID vaccine rollout still underway globally, it will take a fair while for the cruise industry to return to normal levels of confidence and capacity with a number of vessels being retired early during the pandemic. For the many Bribie Islanders and surrounding locals who missed their cruise fix in 2020 an alternative may be just the thing in 2021 while things slowly go back to normal. With interstate border rules chopping and changing the lure of a Queensland tropi
Happy New year to everyone. So what will 2021 being us, a covid-19 injection, fingers crossed and hopefully a much better year for us all and especially our local businesses. Our Feature Story is about Amalgamation of our council 12 years later. We have Australia coming up in the next few weeks and there will be plenty of celebrations through out our region, there is some information on how Beachmere residents will celebrate, so please enjoy and remember social distancing i