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.”

To follow Rachel’s environmental efforts, visit:

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 |

Hey Josie

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After growing up with her parents owning cafes, Josie Murgadas has gone back to her roots by purchasing Hey Junior in Northgate.

“It has been lovely getting to know our regular and new customers,”says Josie.

“Our customers love our homely, fresh and healthy food options – and are also fans of our homemade treats and sweets!”

With a range of quick-grab items, including wraps, toasties, salads and bagels, Hey Junior also has an all-day breakfast and lunch menu.

“Our most popular menu item is our signature Brekky Bowl, with avocado, haloumi, eggs, house pickled cabbage, balsamic roasted tomatoes, trio of beans, pumpkin and dukkah on a bed of fresh spinach,” says Josie. “You can also add bacon or salmon – everything you need to get you through from breakfast to lunch, or lunch to dinner.”

Hey Junior can also organise catering for office or special events. Speak to Josie or Manager Molly about your catering needs.

Hey Junior
334 Melton Rd, Northgate |

Future Auto Northgate Wins Workshop of the Year

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Future Auto Northgate was awarded 2018 Workshop of the Year at a Gala Awards ceremony held on the Gold Coast in November.

Dudley Leighton, owner of Future Auto Northgate, was thrilled to receive the award, which has come after a year of big changes at the Toombul Road service centre.

“After some time planning, we completed a number of significant improvements in 2018 including renovation of the building, expansion of the workshop from 4 bays to 6 bays to cope with increasing demand, upgraded tooling, and improved processes to ensure a better customer experience,” says Dudley.

“To be recognised as Workshop Of The Year and to receive this award has just topped off a great year for our team!”

Dudley and his team, who have been serving the local area for over 25 years, received the award for excellence in customer service, local community support, and their contribution to the Future Auto network.

“We want to cement our position as the best workshop by providing quality, affordable solutions for our customers,” says Dudley.

“Our plan is to continue to improve our offering and our next objectives are to expand our courtesy car fleet and increase our engagement with, and support of, the community.”

Future Auto Northgate
39 Toombul Rd, Northgate | Ph 3260 7577 |

Toombul Croquet Club Celebrates 90 Years

A love of croquet and the dedication of countless volunteers have seen the Toombul Croquet Club celebrate its 90th birthday in Nundah.

The Club was founded by a group of six local ladies in 1928. After searching for a suitable site for the Club, Nundah Park (now Oxenham Park) was selected.

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The clubhouse, which had previously been used as a school from the 1890s, was purchased for £30 and moved to its present location in 1929.

Membership steadily grew; however, during the war years membership fell to a low of 13 members. Soon after peace was declared, club members were advertised at the Nundah Picture Theatre, which was successful in growing membership.

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The Club has seen many improvements over the last nine decades, including increasing the lawns from two to four, the introduction of water management systems, and regular maintenance and repairs.

The Club has been a regular venue for Queensland and Australian titles and the volunteers and members look forward to the future of the club, with more sporting events and social functions planned.

Toombul Croquet Club | 30 York Street, Nundah |