Entries by James Mackay

Ted Talk Comes to Indro

It’s Five Minute Friday! Your weekly local news update includes everything from a flower workshop in Taringa right through to the Brisbane City Council’s 2023 Gold Star Reading Program. Making headlines this week: 🎤Toowong Village has hearts for charity thanks to local artists 🎤 Indooroopilly State High held a Ted X talk and it was […]

We’re Wishing You a Happy Mother’s Day

Welcome back to another 5 Minute Friday! This week I was joined by Mr Maitland, the Principal of St Ignatius Catholic Primary School at their Mother’s Day stall. Making local headlines this week: 💐Catching up with schools at a Parents and Friends Meeting 💐Indooroopilly Canoe Club is getting rebuilt 💐I hosted another roundtable 💐The Brisbane […]

A New Dog Park?

Welcome back to the first 5 Minute Friday of May (sorry, 6 minutes as there was a lot of feel-good news to get through) Making local headlines this week: 🐶 Moggill Rd updates 🐶 I had a youth roundtable 🐶 We planted our 40,000th Tree in St Lucia 🐶 A pop-up office with the Lord […]

Queensland’s Oldest Book Fair

Welcome back to another 5 Minute Friday! Making local headlines this week: 📚 ANZAC Day commemorations 📚 New shade sails for Fig Tree Pocket playground 📚 Jesmond Rd footpath almost complete 📚 UQ Book Fair 📚 Moggill Rd intersection footpath upgrade complete 📚 Power wash for local retaining walls 📚 West Junior’s AFL club Don’t […]

ANZAC Day, Locally

Welcome back to another 5 Minute Friday. Catch up with the latest on my YouTube, and Instagram to prepare for the upcoming commemorative ANZAC Day events. Making local headlines this week: 🌹 Safe plates are back! 🌹 Local school kids paint food pantry 🌹 New ‘Slow Down’ sign installed 🌹 Little Athletics awards 🌹 Discussed […]

Come and Try Bowls

Welcome to this week’s 5 Minute Friday! I hope you had a fantastic Easter break and have enjoyed a really short working week. In this week’s local news update: 🥎 New footpaths for Deppers St and Death Corner 🥎 Bicentennial Bikeway 🥎 Broken Fence 🥎 Safe Plates at Toowong 🥎 Taringa Pde Upgrade 🥎 Station […]

All About Local Gardens

Welcome back to another 5 Minute Friday! In this week’s local news: 🟢Illegal Garden planting 🟢Caring Cuisine Community Garden 🟢St Lucia Garden 🟢Council Garden Club of QLD 🟢Fresco Grand Opening in Toowong 🟢Pop-up Office with the Lord Mayor 🟢Missing- Lesly Turner 🟢Food Pantry Box Sign up for the newsletter sent on the first Friday of […]

Working on Bikeways

Watch this week’s 5 Minute Friday to keep up with the latest! In this week’s local news update: 🟠 Roundtable for new bikeways 🟠 Banksia Park 🟠 Toowong Bowls 🟠 Threshold markings freshen up for our schools 🟠 St Lucia Community Gardens retaining wall 🟠 Taringa Community Garden compost Sign up for the newsletter sent […]

No School for Toowong Bowls

Happy St Patrick’s Day! In this week’s 5 Minute Friday, the Lord Mayor came down to Toowong to talk all things Green Bridges and road upgrades. In more local news: 🍀No school for Toowong Bowls Club 🍀A brand new pick-up shelter for Fig Tree Pocket State School 🍀Men’s Shed planter boxes at the Chapel Hill […]

Fixing Death Corner

Welcome to the first 5-minute Friday of March! In this week’s local news update: ⭐️ Family BBQ 🌭 ⭐️ Green Heart Fair 🪴 ⭐️ St Lucia Bowls Club ⭐️ West Toowong Memorial Day 🕊 ⭐️ Indooroopilly Canoe Club Shed 🚣 ⭐️ Hawken Village Upgrade 🚧 ⭐️ Women in Uniform 👩‍✈️ ⭐️ Clean Up Australia Day […]