Meet the Agent – Tina Leveridge

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Wavell Heights local Tina Leveridge has been working as a real estate agent and interior designer for over 18 years.

Tina understands the importance of styling a home in order to get a better return and is well known for her ability to present a home.

“It should be common knowledge that styling a home will ensure that you achieve a premium price,” says Tina.

“On average, your investment in staging is between one and three percent of the home’s asking prices, yet it has been proven that property staging generates seven to ten percent return on profit.”

Tina, who has seen many changes in the real estate industry, says that embracing social media and presenting the home in the best possible way is a great way to attract the right attention.

“But really,” says Tina, “what hasn’t changed is that everyone wants the great Aussie dream of home ownership. And I love matching buyers with the right property for them.”

Tina Leveridge | Collins Realty Group
Ph: 0449 788 843 |

Taking the Anxiety out of Dental Care

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A new dental clinic in Hendra wants to take the anxiety and fear out of visiting the dentist.

Dr Trent Davidson, founder of Northside Dental Solutions, has created an innovative approach to dentistry to encourage more Brisbane northsiders to visit the dentist.

“65% of Australians don’t regularly go to the dentist, with the two main reasons being cost and fear,” says Trent.

With only a small number of dental services covered by Medicare, Trent understands that cost is a barrier for some.

“We have made our prices transparent and available online to reduce ‘bill shock’ at reception,” says Trent.

“We also offer interest-free payment plans so people can get the work done now and pay for it later.”

Fear is the second-biggest barrier to dental health in Australia.

Trent, who has a special interest in dental phobia and anxiety, has worked with psychologists to develop ways to introduce people to pain-free dentistry.

Trent believes that every single person should have access to quality, pain-free dental care in Brisbane.

“One person at a time, I hope to improve the dental health of the entire local community,” says Trent.

“My favourite part of being a dentist is seeing the relief in people’s eyes when they realise that going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary or expensive.”

Northside Dental Solutions
1/341 Nudgee Road, Hendra | Ph 3191 9646 |

The Joint Partners with Norths Devils Rugby League Football Club

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The Joint Physiotherapy and Allied Health team are looking ahead to an action packed 2019.

This year the The Joint will operate from a second location in Northgate, welcome two new Physiotherapists, and will embark on an exciting partnership with Norths Devils Rugby League Football Club.

Preseason at Norths has kicked off, and The Joint are pleased to announce that they will be the Official Physiotherapy Providers for the Norths Devils Rugby League Intrust Super Cup team, the Hasting Deerings Colts, and the Mal Meninga Cup team.

Physiotherapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Steven Collins, has joined The Joint team to provide pre-season screening, training and game day physio, and injury treatment for the Norths teams.

The Joint team at Nundah and Northgate also look forward to providing Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage to the extended Norths Rugby League Club community.

Present your Norths membership card in the clinic to receive a 15% discount until February 2019 on remedial massage (normally $93) and physio services (normally $93).

The Joint
9/1220 Sandgate Rd, Nundah and 1/62 Crockford St, Northgate
Ph 3191 4455 |

Nundah’s Environmental Warrior Wins Clean, Green Award

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Above: Rachel Long with ABC Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Councillor Adam Allan and Jack Johnson

Nundah local and environmental activist Rachel Long has won the 2018 Councillors’ Clean Green Choice Award in the recent Cleaner Suburbs Awards.

Rachel, who is a passionate environmental warrior, leads by example while thinking globally and acting locally.

“I have transitioned from a person who simply collects litter, composts and recycles to someone who actively reduces their personal waste and participates in grassroots campaigns that are based around litter prevention, waste minimisation, and sustainable living,” says Rachel.

Rachel has volunteered with almost forty different organisations in the last five years, including Green Music Australia, Keep Queensland Beautiful, Northey Street City Farm, and Clean Up Australia.

Rachel helped to establish Boomerang Bags Nundah, creating bags made of donated up-cycled fabric as an alternative to single-use plastic.

She also established the inaugural Burbs to the Bay Kedron Brook Bikeway litter clean-up event, which follows Kedron Brook across six council wards.

Councillor Adam Allan was pleased with Rachel’s award win and commended Rachel on her “energetic and committed efforts in recycling, litter reduction, waste reduction, community gardens, and active travel.”

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New Affordable Townhouses in Nudgee

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A new townhouse project in the heart of Nudgee has just been released for sale.

Nudgee Square will consist of eighty-four three bedroom, two bathroom townhouses, finished to a full turnkey package.

The project’s central location makes living and commuting easy, with a 400m stroll to Nudgee Train Station and a 26-minute ride to the CBD.

Nudgee Square is also close to St Pius Primary School, Earnshaw State College, Australian Catholic University, several local parks and a library.

“Nudgee is a great place to live and invest,” said Nudgee Square spokesperson, Gilbert Meadowcroft.

“We love the area and believe Nudgee is very popular among first home buyers, young families, investors and downsizers, due to its attractive environment and proximity to so many different services.”

Nudgee, and its neighbouring suburb Banyo, have welcomed a new Woolworths to the area, and a number of local restaurants and bars, including Putia Pure Food Kitchen, Clapham Junction Wine Bar, and All Inn Brewing Co.

Construction is already underway, with Stage 1 townhouses due for completion in late 2019. Nudgee Square is now selling from just $445,000.

Nudgee Square
10 Weyers Road, Nudgee | Ph: 07 3333 2004

Kedron Locals Launch Award-Winning Activewear Brand

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After being frustrated with purchasing activewear online, Kedron friends Stevie Angel and Nadia Tucker decided to launch their own brand of activewear – for all women.

“We would order products that looked beautiful on models in photos but didn’t perform in real-life on bodies without model proportions,”says Stevie.

“We believed that women deserved better.”

Stevie and Nadia decided to launch Active Truth – locally made activewear that celebrates all women regardless of size, shape or stage of life.

“Not only do we provide more sizes, we also consistently show a diverse range of women in our marketing,” says Stevie.

“All healthy, happy, active – and never, ever photoshopped.“

Since launching two-and-a-half years ago, Active Truth has experienced rapid growth and recently won the 2018 Telstra Queensland Emerging and Energised Award, and the CCIQ Award for Outstanding Small Business at the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.

“Winning both awards this year was a great opportunity to stop and reflect on what we have achieved in two short years,” says Stevie.

In 2019 Stevie and Nadia are looking to introduce a wider product range with more tops, tights, and a new accessories range.

But in the meantime, you might spot Stevie and Nadia at the local Kedron Brook.

“We both love Kedron Brook. It’s inspiring to see so many people out and about being active – families, cycling groups, parkrun, bootcamps and dog walkers,” says Stevie.

“There are so many different options and we’re fortunate to have such a beautiful location right on our doorstep.”

Active Truth |