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Bellbird Park's "Didge Boys" have come into their stride recently with spellbinding performances of traditional Australian didgeridoo music.

Didge-ya hear that thunder?

Daniel Bouwmeester December 8, 2023 2 min read

A group of local secondary students has come into its stride in recent years with some spellbinding performances of traditional Australian didgeridoo music. The “Didge Boys” – a talented septet of seniors at Bellbird Park State Secondary College – has been growing up over the years along with their school. They formed in the school’s…

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Staines Memorial College students had a day of jungle mayhem followed by a visit from some brave local heroes at the end of last term.

Staines’s wild end of semester

Daniel Bouwmeester August 1, 2023 2 min read

Term 2 ended with a lot of excitement for Staines Memorial College students with a day of jungle mayhem followed by a visit from some brave local heroes. Under 8s Day On Friday, June 16, students and teachers alike took part in the school’s annual Under 8s Day. This year, the day was jungle-themed, and…

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On Friday, take your dog to work! (… but ask your boss first)

Daniel Bouwmeester June 22, 2023 2 min read

Friday, June 23, is Take Your Dog to Work Day, which aims to celebrate the love and friendship that dogs provide and to encourage adoption. RSPCA Queensland said pet ownership comes with many health benefits, and a dog in the office for a day can also help create a positive working environment. “Having pets in the office,…

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A helping hand for weddings

Daniel Bouwmeester June 13, 2023 4 min read

By Rachel Waddington, My Precious Events | Edited by Daniel Bouwmeester Planning any event for yourself, friends, or family can be challenging, time-consuming, overwhelming, and overall frustrating. Even then, when it comes to weddings, for some reason there seems to be an added layer of pressure. In the last two years, the demand for assistance…

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Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school's sports program

Staines students ‘goo’ for gold

Daniel Bouwmeester April 6, 2023 2 min read

On the last day of Term 1, Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school’s sports program. The school raised a total of $5,200, an impressive result. It was an event that all students could participate in — from kindergarten to Year 12 — communications officer…

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Off-ramp upgrade on track

Daniel Bouwmeester April 5, 2023 2 min read

Work is now well underway on the widening of the Exit 32 off-ramp, which connects the Centenary Motorway southbound to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial. The existing off-ramp lanes will be doubled from two to four lanes, and the current roundabout will be upgraded into a major intersection. $6.5 million in has been committed by the…

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Richies Rainbow Kids Cancer Charity Brisbane

‘Little’ walk goes a very long way

Daniel Bouwmeester March 21, 2023 3 min read

To mark its first anniversary, one of Queensland’s newest charities is inviting Springfield residents to a very special ‘fun walk’ along the bayside this weekend. The 5km/10km walk for Richie’s Rainbow – which honours the life of 9-year-old Richie “Little” Walsh and raises funds for children’s cancer research – is taking place at Lota Reserve…

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Gabba move still up in the air

Daniel Bouwmeester March 16, 2023 2 min read

Springfield’s Brighton Homes Arena is still in contention to host sports games which would otherwise be held at The Gabba during the iconic venue’s upcoming redevelopment for the Olympics. The Queensland Government and Stadiums Queensland are currently determining an ideal temporary relocation venue for Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Lions matches when the Gabba closes from…

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Orion Springfield Central held its first ever ‘Strong Sisters SportsFest’ last weekend, featuring local sports clubs, live demonstrations, and more

Strong showing for first Orion ‘SportsFest’

Daniel Bouwmeester March 12, 2023 3 min read

Orion Springfield Central held its first ever ‘Strong Sisters SportsFest’ last weekend, featuring local sports clubs, live demonstrations, and more. It took place on Sunday, March 5, at Orion Springfield Central, coinciding with last week’s International Women’s Day celebrations. Hundreds of people immersed themselves in fun and engaging activities, giveaways, and information sessions throughout the…

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Springfield Central State High School hosted four guest speakers at its first ever International Women’s Day panel last Monday, March 6

High school hosts first Women’s Day panel

Daniel Bouwmeester March 12, 2023 2 min read

Springfield Central State High School hosted four guest speakers at its first ever student-led International Women’s Day panel last Monday, March 6. The panel included Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic and mentor Holly Green-Blair from the Brisbane Broncos’ Girls Academy. Also sharing their passion for women’s advocacy were Carrie Fortunso from domestic violence charity Small…

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