Nominate a local hero for annual awards

On International Volunteers Day (5 Dec), Ninderry MP Dan Purdie is encouraging locals to think about recognising the efforts of community volunteers and nominating them for a Coolum Beach LionsAustralia Day Award. Dan caught up with members of the 2019 Coolum Beach LionsAustralia Day Community Group of the Year, Quota

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Carols event marks Christmas countdown

Did you know there’s only around 50 sleeps until the big man in the big red suit arrives to delight families and children around the globe? If that seems too far away, you can get a sneak peek when he makes a special appearance at the annual Doonan Christmas Carols

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Reel opportunities for fishing success story

Dean Jackson’s lifelong goal has always been to make a positive difference to his greatest passion, fishing. Now he’s sharing that dream with others, by giving the next generation a unique opportunity to follow in his footsteps and build a career in the fishing industry. Sunshine Coast Fishing (SCF) may

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Community heroes praised in Parliament

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie has recounted the extraordinary efforts of emergency service personnel which saved the local community from disaster when a bushfire rapidly spread across Peregian last week. Mr Purdie used Parliament to place on record the gratitude and thanks of the wider community to all those who played

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Club gives back to community

More than $20,000 in funding is set to be shared by five local charities and victims of the Townsville floods thanks to the generosity of members, visitors and supporters of the Coolum Surf Lifesaving Club. Coolum Beach SLS Supporters Club Community Benefit Fund will distribute $23,104.20 in proceeds to the

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Patience secures better bus access

The daily school journey is about to get even easier for a group of Doonan students following a successful 18 month campaign to re-route the local school bus service. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said a collaborative approach and a lot of patience had proven the key to the positive outcome,

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Fair play giving kids a go

There has never been a better time to get kids active, with a popular financial incentive program designed to help families with the cost of sport and recreation about to re-launch. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said as with one sporting season soon drawing to a close and a new season

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Bare truth exposed in scathing budget assessment

Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Ninderry MP Dan Purdie has described the State Labor Government’s second Budget akin to being ‘caught with your pants down, long after the the tide has gone out’. Mr Purdie unleased on a generation of Labor Treasurers who have recklessly wasted the money of hardworking Queenslanders,

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Annual skate comp the wheel deal for Bli Bli youth

Skate parks are not usually the typical breeding ground for respect and manners, but one local skate park is raising the bar when it comes to stamping out bullying and anti-social behaviour amongst youth. Yesterday, 80 young people aged from 4 to 16 donned their helmets and hit the ramp

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