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The Future is Female

How many times do we see or hear that sentiment? How many of us actually believe it? One local woman who believes it and celebrates this sentiment daily is Kylie Bartlett, founder of Women of Achievement – a collaborative community for women to inspire, connect, share, empower and elevate. Women of Achievement (WOA) is a […]

After the Smoke Clears

When an arsonist burned Anna Ravizza’s beauty salon to the ground in January, she realised there were a lot of things she needed to learn to move forward in her business and personal life. Housed in a quaint Queenslander on Boundary Street, Anna’s Skin and Beauty had a loyal clientele and Anna was working six […]

It’s Cool to be Kind

STORYTELLER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR, MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE AND THE ONLY MAN IN THE WORLD TO HAVE WORKED IN THE MARKETING DEPARTMENTS OF BOTH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. The only thing that outshines Nick Bowditch’s impressive resume, is the man himself. Having travelled the entrepreneurial road to build and sell three tech startups of his own, […]

More Graphic than Ever

DESIGNERS AND CREATIVES ARE A GROWING BREED IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, WITH MULTIPLE TERTIARY COURSES NOW AVAILABLE AND SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESSES POPPING UP ACROSS THE CITY. Inspired by the success of fellow local networking group DevNQ, Jarrad Wild, Co-owner and Digital Director at TBD Design, teamed up with Joanne Walter from Safety Culture and Sean […]

You’re the voice Townsville, make a noise!

LET THE PROUD PEOPLE OF TOWNSVILLE BE THE PROMOTIONAL PROPRIETORS OF THE NORTH TO DRAW PEOPLE TO OUR REGION; THAT’S THE WORD FROM EVOCITIES CHAIRMAN AND ALBURY MAYOR KEVIN MACK, WHO IS KEEN TO HELP DISPEL DELUSIONS THAT LIFE UP HERE IS ANYTHING BUT LIVEABLE. As chairman of Evocities, a joint force of seven regional councils […]

Master of her own fate

The fourth Invictus Games will be held in Sydney later this month, and amongst the veterans competing will be Townsville representative Trudi Lines, returning to her home turf with the resilience and strength the event was named for. Trudi, who moved to Townsville from Sydney 12 months ago, joined the Royal Australian Air Force in […]

The Next Chapter

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” Dr. Seuss famously wrote three decades ago, encouraging kids across the globe to follow their dreams. Similarly, local author Ian McIntosh is encouraging kids right across the country to get creative and dream big. “I specialise in working with kindergarten and primary age children,” Ian said. “My message is all […]

The Man Behind The Music

Not many people can turn a lifelong passion into a job, but for former Cloncurry native Tim Pellegrino, that’s exactly what he managed to achieve. On Australia Day 2010, Tim travelled to Townsville to work a trial shift with Townsville’s then home to live music, The Venue. That trial turned into a two-year management role […]

Local Venue Leading a $2billion Industry

Generating over $2 billion dollars annually, the Australian wedding industry is big business, with the average wedding now costing over $50,000. With approximately 22,000 marriages in Queensland each year, over 120,000 Australia-wide and the recent addition of same-sex marriage to the industry, demand for exceptional wedding and events venues has never been higher, or competition fiercer. […]