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‘Sea of Pink’ for breast cancer research

Guy Hazlewood April 8, 2024 2 min read

Less than 12 months ago Brookwater mum Maria Jenner was handed a shock breast cancer diagnosis – and underwent 17 rounds of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy to fight the disease. Maria’s story After discovering a hard lump measuring about 3cm in her left breast last April, Maria Jenner was diagnosed with stage two HER2…

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My Precious Events is all about making your life easy and ensuring your wedding day is a precious, memorable moment in time.

A helping hand for your wedding or event

Daniel Bouwmeester January 10, 2024 4 min read

By Rachel Waddington, from 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 few years, the demand for assistance…

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Summer is the perfect time to spot koalas as it’s koala breeding season, and koalas are on the move through Springfield.

Summer is the season for koala spotting

Daniel Bouwmeester December 30, 2023 4 min read

Did you know that South East Queensland has the highest concentration of koalas in the state? by Luise Manning President, Springfield Lakes Nature Care, Inc. However, since February 2022 the status of the koala changed from vulnerable to endangered. Although this is not good news, the change in status does mean an increased level of…

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The Greater Springfield community is invited to a cherished Hindu celebration, the 'Diwali Festival of Lights', this Sunday, November 5.

Community to celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

Daniel Bouwmeester November 3, 2023 2 min read

The Greater Springfield community is invited to come together for one of the most cherished multicultural celebrations at the ‘Diwali Festival of Lights’ – to be held this Sunday night. The festival celebrates the significant annual Indian holiday of Diwali, which has become a popular event across Australia in recent years. The Diwali Festival of…

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This Saturday, October 14, all Australians are required to vote in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander "Voice to Parliament" referendum.

The Voice: Greater Springfield polling places

Daniel Bouwmeester October 9, 2023 4 min read

This Saturday, October 14, all Australians are required to vote against or in support of changing the constitution to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander “Voice to Parliament.” Referendum voting day will run between 8am and 6pm. Early voting is available (at similar hours) throughout the week leading up to this Saturday. Polling place…

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Woolworths is supporting Australian menstrual care charity Share the Dignity this month through its biannual ‘Dignity Drive’ – helping eradicate period poverty in Greater Springfield.

Woolies stands with Share the Dignity for August drive

Daniel Bouwmeester August 3, 2023 4 min read

Woolworths is supporting Australian menstrual care charity Share the Dignity this month through its biannual ‘Dignity Drive’ – helping eradicate period poverty in Greater Springfield. Period poverty is a lack of access to feminine sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, and other related washing and waste services. It is both a local and global problem, especially…

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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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