Business

Evolution of Master Jewellers

Well-known jewellery designers Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers have bucked the trend this year, growing their customer base thanks to their reputation for quality craftmanship. The family owned and operated business has been trading and growing in Townsville since Kim and Judi opened their first workshop in 1974, with son Jay joining the business as an […]

Food

Newsagency’s recipe to success in changing times

Working 15-hour days, seven days a week for three years straight, is not a typical work schedule. However, this was the sacrifice husband and wife duo, Kerry and Mark Santariga, had to make to turn their vision into a reality after taking over Belrowes News and Mini Mart in 2013.  “Mark and I had managed […]

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Innovators

Kickstarting Healthy Little Eaters for Global Success

Healthy Little Eaters children’s game founder, Kate Pearce, is one of nine Queensland women selected for a Toowoomba based incubator program aimed at developing aspiring businesses to run an international operation from regional Australia.  Kate is a registered nurse, nutrition and mindset coach, and was inspired to create the game to teach her children about the importance of healthy […]

Tourism

POINT OF SAIL: Race Week Adding Boom To The Region

Legend has it that Magnetic Island got its name when Captain Cook exclaimed that the island had a strange magnetic effect on his compass as he sailed through our waters in 1770. Whatever the explanation, there’s no denying that the unique pull exerted by ‘Maggie’ continues to lure crowds in their droves to this quintessential […]

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