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From absent parent to Autism ally

By Lindsay Keating Lindsay: Hi, is it David? David: Yes, hi Lindsay, nice to meet you. You know, you’re my first female Uber driver. Do you do this full-time? Lindsay: No, I left my corporate life behind about five months ago to start a business, and this is part of my exit strategy. David: That’s

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New Farm Park’s secret resident

By Evie Drinnan As a community, we feel New Farm Park is our backyard – we think there is nothing we do not know about it. But most people are not aware it is a home of the elusive, nationally rare Bush Stone-Curlew (Burhinus grallarius). Although many of us don’t notice them, these birds are

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Bringing bayside flavour to the village

By Kate Lockyer Having spent a childhood by the bay, fishing and learning to cook from his Greek grandmother, a James St café owner has just opened New Farm Seafood, a restaurant and fresh fish market. Michael Hatzifotis said the shop in Merthyr Village was an opportunity he took on prompted by his childhood and

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New job coming up roses

By Richelle Hodson A New Farm Park horticulturist landed her dream job after years in hospitality by training at TAFE Digital while working full time. Melissa Wilson (pictured) said: “I was fascinated by nature ever since I was a small child and had dreams of being the next David Attenborough, but I just kept putting

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Sheds in short supply

By Kate Lockyer The New Farm Districts Men’s Shed is still missing a fundamental requirement of their group – a shed. President Michael Dennis said: “We keep seeing that there are men out there who are isolated and lonely, and desperate to get out of their house.” The group has been meeting at the New

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Friends by the river

By Brian Larner ‘The old hippie’ To all who say Hello, Smile, or come and talk to me. You are all very special, this I need you to see. You all help, in some way, to make my day. You all, in my life, a part do play. It’s very special, that this old hippie,

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Breakfast Creek Bridge a corroboree connection

By Evie Drinnan The new Breakfast Creek/Yowoggera Green Bridge was opened on Saturday 10 February by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, dressed in green pants to match the Moreton Bay Fig leaf-inspired bridge. Cr Schrinner said: “Our Green Bridges Program is all about building a better-connected Brisbane, making it easier for people to get around.” He

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The many lives of Edward Lodge

By Marianne Taylor Marianne Taylor is “The House Detective”, a freelance architectural historian who specialises in investigating the history of houses. If you have a house you want investigated, visit www.housedetective.com.au. Last year, I was hired to research Edward Lodge, a luxury boutique B & B at 75 Sydney Street, New Farm. The land on

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Bringing river tourism to Brisbane

A new gateway to river tourism for Brisbane is set to open in time for summer this year with a $20 million project to build new pontoons and riverside dining at Howard Smith Wharves. CEO of Howard Smith Wharves, Luke Fraser, said this is an exciting new chapter and he looks forward to seeing these

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