Sharon Keegan – Family statement and Funeral arrangements By now most of you will have heard the terrible news, our mother Sharon Keegan has passed away in her home. Known to some of the Bay Island Community as “the Bird Lady”, “the crazy lady in the jeep” and to a select few, […] Continue reading
Planned burns notification for this week – Macleay Island PLUS UPDATE FIRST NOTICE (see below for update) Planned burns notification for this week – Macleay Island Redland City Council – along with the Macleay Island Rural Fire Brigade – is intending to undertake hazard reduction burns at six Macleay […] Continue reading
Sudden Death on Russell Island It was reported to me yesterday that Wildlife carer Sharon Keegan had been found dead at her home on Thursday 6/6/19. Helen Stanek gave me a call on Friday to let me know. There are, at this time, no suspicious circumstances and the matter […] Continue reading
House fire on Russell – details to follow Here are the images, only an hour or so old, courtesy Debbie Hoffman. There were various reports on Facebook, thankfully no fatalities. Although it was reported that a man was medevaced with burns to his feet. From RACQ Life Flight: ” […] Continue reading
ARTISTS AT WORK 2019 INVITATION MACLEAY ISLAND ARTS COMPLEX ARTISTS AT WORK 2019 Please join us for a day of fine art, pottery, sculpture, weaving, food and great company on the coastline of Macleay Island. Date: Easter Sunday 21 April 2019 Time: 10am to 3pm Place: Macleay Island Art Gallery Contact: Suzie […] Continue reading
WORLD PREMIERE, MACLEAY PROGRESS HALL!! Macleay Progress Association presents Perchance Players production of ‘Bonnet for Eliza’, an original play written by Margaret Dakin. Created from historical facts of the life of Eliza Davis, a typical Irish convict transported to Tasmania where, over a period of fifty years, we learn what […] Continue reading
A brief history of Tropical Cyclones (and a “Weather Alert” from Stradbroke Ferries) Ah.. Summer in Queensland. When a young mans thoughts turn to almost anything other than rain, cyclones and destruction. But perhaps not such a good idea, especially this week. As Tropical Cyclone Oma bears down, this not-young […] Continue reading
Work Skills Traineeships POSITIONS AVAILABLE Work Skills Traineeships offer disadvantaged Queenslanders employment for up to six months on public works, community and environmental projects. Trainees will earn a Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management (10 places), Certificate I in Hospitality (6 places) or a Certificate I in Business (2 […] Continue reading
Council to ask State for more detail on its Draft Waste Management Strategy Redland City Council will write to the State Government with detailed feedback on its Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, before public consultation closes on 5 April. Mayor Karen Williams said it was important to […] Continue reading
Council adopts new policy on the temporary commercial use of public open space A new Council policy will help activate local open spaces and parks, generating economic opportunity while allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the Redlands Coast naturally wonderful locations. Council’s Temporary Commercial Use of Public Open […] Continue reading
Redlands Coast set to welcome young entrepreneurs Redlands Coast will be under an international spotlight when some of the world’s most influential minds gather at Redland Performing Arts Centre on 13 September for the 2019 Young Entrepreneur Summit (YES). Specially designed for 12- to 25-year-old students aiming to become […] Continue reading
Mosquito treatments ongoing at Redlands Coast Since the recent rain, Redland City Council’s mosquito management team has been out in force and will today be undertaking aerial treatments across Redlands Coast. A helicopter will be used to spray Birkdale (including Tingalpa Creek), Wellington Point, Thornlands, Victoria Point, Redland Bay, […] Continue reading
- Laos' mysterious 'jars of the dead' confound Aussie archaeologists 20th June 2019Deep in the jungle of Laos are giant stone jars surrounded by ancient bones. No-one knows how they got there, but they may have served a ghoulish purpose.Liam Cochrane
- Man arrested in Melbourne over plans to travel overseas for 'hostile activities' 20th June 2019A 29-year-old man is arrested by counterterrorism police in Melbourne over allegations he planned to travel overseas to engage in "hostile activities".
- What we know about the suspects in the downing of MH17 20th June 2019Authorities have named four men they allege were involved in the downing of flight MH17. Here is a snapshot of the details that have emerged during an investigation into their activities.
- Sex work a major step closer to decriminalisation in SA 20th June 2019Sex workers in SA have previously tried but failed 12 times to change the law to decriminalise their industry — but the 13th attempt is now entering uncharted waters.Casey Briggs
- Eagles beat Bombers to move into AFL top four 20th June 2019West Coast is in the AFL top four following an uninspiring 35-point victory over Essendon in Perth, with star defender Jeremy McGovern placed on report.
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