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A 40-year community legacy

By Evie Drinnan A group of local women created a lasting impact when they founded the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (NFNC) 40 years ago. They saw the need for a food co-op and set up the NFNC in Hawthorne St, before it moved to its current location three years later. These days, the centre connects […]

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The local fish shop is back

Review by Mike O’Connor Friday, when I was a very small child, was payday, and payday way back then meant that when Dad got off the tram on his way home from work, he’d stop at the fish and chip shop and buy dinner. His arrival at our front door was heralded by the aroma

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Park’s ping pong proposal

By Anthony, Shi Yan Wong Inspired by her sons’ sporting passion, Teneriffe resident Fiona Zhou would like the Brisbane City Council to set up a table tennis table in New Farm Park. Ms Zhou said the addition could attract more visitors and encourage sports participation within various age groups. “We have basketball, soccer, and tennis

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Local man’s boatload of photos

Local man’s boatload of photos By Evie Drinnan New Farm local Ken Morris has been photographing boats on his front verandah for 20 years. His website, Humbug Boats, boasts a collection of almost 4,000 photos, arranged into categories such as Coastguard, Historical, Super Motor Yachts and Trawlers. “Why do I do it? I like recording

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Epic funds raised

Close to 1,200 people made a sea of purple for this year’s Epic Walk for DV on Sunday, March 24. Participants walked a 5km loop from New Farm Park, including Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath, Grace Grace, Di Farmer, David Crisafulli, Amanda Camm, Penny Wolff, Julia Dixon and Vicki Howard. Brendan Smith, who organised the event with

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Colossus in 2018; photography Mark Gambino

“Hive mind” visits Powerhouse

By Kate Lockyer The colossal momentum of Stephanie Lake’s Colossus has turned what was originally an abstract work into something that took on its own meaning. Lake said the show is about the power of the collective, and also about the push and pull of humanity and the positives and negatives of crowd behaviour. “There’s

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Epic effort for DV survivors

By Kate Lockyer The couple behind a fundraising effort that brought women’s helpline staff to tears of joy has renewed their efforts again this year, assisting survivors of domestic violence. CEO of Women’s Legal Service QLD (WSLQ) Nadia Bromley said: “It’s not often I’m left without words, but these two young men regularly put me

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