All aboard for new Bli Bli school bus service

The daily school commute is set to get easier for dozens of families following months of lobbying to secure a new school bus service for the rapidly growing Bli Bli community. In welcoming the news, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie thanked Good Samaritan Catholic College Principal Greg Myers, along with Bli

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Gifting the joy of the season

Christmas will be a little bit brighter for some of the community’s less fortunate thanks to the generosity of a handful of local businesses. With more than 100 expected to attend tomorrow’s annual Coolum Hearts Christmas lunch, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie and his elves have been busy putting together gift

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Coast short-changed by a short-sighted Government

Significant investment in new classrooms at Coolum State High and Eumundi State School, as well as the long overdue Coolum Police Station announced in today’s State Budget has been welcomed by Ninderry MP Dan Purdie. Mr Purdie said Coolum State High will receive $8million for additional classrooms, and Eumundi State

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New Honours Board celebrates community champions

A new honour board recognising Coolum’s Australia Day award winners has been unveiled today. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie hosted members of the Coolum Lions and Lionesses for the official unveiling of the Honour Board, proudly displayed at the entrance to his office. Constructed by long serving Coolum Lions member Doug

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Coolum’s hearts give generously for Xmas

For the past five years, Coolum Hearts annual Christmas Day lunch has helped turn an otherwise lonely day into a memorable occasion for a growing number of less fortunate people in the local area. And in order to keep that tradition alive, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie is calling on the

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Double celebration for centenarian

A Christmas party turned into an impromptu birthday celebration for one of the local community’s oldest residents, Mrs Ivy Johnson, recently. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie surprised centenarian-to-be Mrs Johnson with a card and a flower arrangement when he attended the annual Bli Bli on Maroochy Historical Society’s Christmas party. Mrs

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Investment in Coolum High reaping rewards

Investment in infrastructure will help ensure students at Coolum State High continue to kick goals, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said today. Mr Purdie said the new $5.1million two storey learning centre, officially opened today at the school today, was yet another positive step forward in the school’s ongoing efforts to

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Labor fails yet again to protect our kids

What will it take for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to put our kids before paedophiles? That’s the question former Child Protection Officer and Ninderry MP Dan Purdie is asking following the government’s dismissal of plans for a national child sex offender register. Mr Purdie said the introduction of a public

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Emotional journey for justice tabled in Parliament

The petition signed by nearly 8,000 people calling on the AG to appeal the weak sentence handed to a motorist who killed well known Coolum local Sharon Cuthbert in 2017 was tabled in Parliament yesterday. In tabling the petition, Ninderry MP Dan Purdie gave an emotional account of the lasting

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Consumers short changed by refund scheme

Once he has made the 40 kilometre round trip to Kunda Park to deposit his eligible containers, Coolum’s Albert Hume is fairly confident his refund won’t cover the cost of the fuel to make the trip. And he’s not happy. Mr Hume is joining a growing number of local residents

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