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epilepsy

Make March Purple for lives without limits

Guy Hazlewood February 29, 2024 3 min read

This March, Queenslanders will join footballing legend Wally Lewis to turn the nation purple and change lives for people living with epilepsy Every 33 minutes, someone is diagnosed with epilepsy, a neurological condition that can affect anyone at any time. “I wish I’d opened up about my condition to my friends and teammates, instead of…

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touch football

Stingers buzzing for 2024 season

Guy Hazlewood February 27, 2024 2 min read

The 2024 season for the Springfield Stingers Touch Football Club kicked off in February at the newly minted Silver Jubilee Park fields. Stingers President Shelleigh Lole is excited about the future of the club and the wider community. “We are super excited and very grateful to be able to call this amazing new facility our…

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spring mountain

Mountain of new homes

Daniel Bouwmeester February 23, 2024 2 min read

Spring Mountain was the third-fastest growing suburb across Ipswich’s more than 80 suburbs, according to the latest Ipswich City Council development report. Released in early February, Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report from October 1 to December 31, 2023 provides a snapshot of population growth and development activity across the city. Ripley and Redbank…

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On-demand kerbside collection now active

Daniel Bouwmeester February 23, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich residents can now book their free annual on-demand large item kerbside collection. The on-demand service offers every eligible Ipswich household one free collection each year, and is specifically designed to increase the amount of reclaimed materials by more than 50 per cent. Under the program, free collection will now be available every year, instead…

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Easter and the chocolate hunt – how to find the happy balance

Easter and the chocolate hunt – how to find the happy balance

Guy Hazlewood February 22, 2024 5 min read

This year, Easter falls at the end of March, so it is right around the corner. For many people, Easter means an extra-long weekend, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying tasty foods. For most of us, this includes lots of chocolate for adults and children alike. There are scientific reasons why chocolate tastes…

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Springfield charity Westside Community Care has received a $35,000 grant as part of the state government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Springfield charity scores with new refrigerated vehicle funding

Guy Hazlewood February 22, 2024 2 min read

Springfield charity group Westside Community Care will be expanding its fresh food reach after securing funding for a new refrigerated vehicle. The organisation received funding from the state government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund, one of Queensland’s biggest one-off grant programs. Obtaining the $35,000 is an important step for the organisation, which runs a foodbank at…

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butcher

Springfield Lakes business wins best butcher competition

Guy Hazlewood February 21, 2024 2 min read

Moeys Butcher and Grill in Springfield Lakes has been named Brisbane’s Best Butcher in the Triple M “Best of Brisbane” competition. The competition highlights all of the best Brisbane businesses, with winners receiving an advertisement created by Triple M producers. Owner Moey Altaaf Sharif started the business only three years ago and has seen constant…

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badge ceremony

Celebrating the appointment of school leaders

Guy Hazlewood February 21, 2024 1 min read

The Hymba Yumba Independent School in Springfield held their annual school leaders badge ceremony last month.   Hymba Yumba is an innovative First Nations school of excellence in Springfield providing the children – known as “jarjum” – the traditions of Australian Indigenous culture in an educational setting.   The ceremony, which took place on February…

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St Augustine’s student continues youth advocacy

Guy Hazlewood February 21, 2024 2 min read

Now in his final year of high school, St Augustine’s College student Louie Galman has a determined mindset and ambitious goals. Louie won the Young Citizen of the Year award at the 2024 Ipswich Australia Day Awards in January. His continuous involvement in various organisations and initiatives such as the Ipswich Youth Advisory Council and…

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Cutcliffe OAM

Springfield pastor honoured for outstanding community service

Guy Hazlewood February 16, 2024 2 min read

Springfield Pastor Philip Cutcliffe has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his exceptional contributions to the community, particularly through his dedicated service within the church. Pastor Phil, as he is fondly known, has been an integral figure in the Springfield community for many years. Since 1996, he has been the…

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