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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. […]

A Lift In Confidence

The face of beauty has changed dramatically over the years with Australia’s cosmetic business now a billion-dollar industry. According to statistics from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Australia now has an even bigger spend on cosmetic procedures per capita than the US, with Aussie’s consuming $350 million worth of Botox procedures, having 8000 breast augmentation […]

Return Trip

Why travellers are returning to travel agents. It’s been 20 years since the launch of the world’s first online travel booking site and there has been much speculation since that the role of the travel agent would become obsolete. Yet while other traditional industries seemingly struggle with the impact of technological and online advancements, the […]

Delivering on Promises

Mayor Jenny Hill has handed down her Budget with the biggest infrastructure spend in Townsville City Council’s history. Council will spend $433 million on infrastructure including $159 million on building the new water pipeline. The infrastructure spend includes over $69 million on upgrading our roads, other transport infrastructure, $16 million on the CBD utilities upgrade, $8 […]

A New School of Fish

NORTH QUEENSLAND’S IDYLLIC LIFESTYLE AND LOVE OF OUR INFAMOUS COASTLINE AND RIVERWAYS HAS BIRTHED A NEW CONCEPT IN EDUCATION AND SPORT IN THE FORM OF THE NQ FISHING ACADEMY – THE BRAINCHILD OF LOCAL MILES TAM. The idea for the Academy first came to life when Miles worked at Tackleworld Townsville. “I used to see […]

Yahoo For Wahboo

INSPIRED BY LIFE IN THE TROPICS, LOCAL JEWELLERY DESIGNER TAMRA WILSON IS BRINGING THE COLOUR AND VITALITY OF THE NORTH QUEENSLAND LIFESTYLE TO THE WORLD IN A FUN, AFFORDABLE AND FASHIONABLE WAY WITH WAHBOO DESIGNS. Wahboo was founded in late 2015, when a chronic illness diagnosis suddenly resulted in a major adjustment to Tamra’s everyday […]