Lauren inspired for the future

A BRIGHT young woman from Brassall is feeling empowered for a career in the outdoors after completing a koala conservation project with the Green Army at Peak Crossing. Lauren Thomson, 18, was among five young people from Ipswich and the Fassifern to graduate from the Commonwealth Government program recently. The team worked for eight months…

Celebrate National Landcare Week in Wright

FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz is applauding the work of local Landcare volunteers as National Landcare Week ramps up across the country. National Landcare Week, which goes from September 5 to September 11, is an annual celebration to acknowledge the valuable work carried out by more than 100,000 Landcare volunteers. For more than 25 years Landcare has shown vision…

Boost for Laidley Lions

THE Laidley Lions will get a storage shed for the first time in the club’s 42-year history after securing a $10,600 Commonwealth grant. The club will use the Commonwealth funding to build a three-bay shed to store equipment for its fundraising activities. The shed – which the group will also pitch in for – will…

Boost for green thumbs

FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has planted seeds of joy among Tamborine Mountain Garden Club members by announcing $6330 for a shed extension. The club will use the Commonwealth funding to double the size of the shed, which it uses to store equipment and signage at the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens. The $12,660 extension…

Expo plants seeds of horticultural innovation

LOCKYER Valley growers, through their innovation in agriculture, have the power to empower and influence the industry nation-wide, says Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz. Mr Buchholz, who officially opened the Lockyer Valley Horticultural Innovation Expo on July 27, praised Lockyer Valley Growers Inc. for its initiative in hosting the two-day event. “Vegetable growers from…

Boost for music lovers

MUSICIANS and music lovers from across the region are set to benefit after the Tamborine Mountain Orchestra secured Commonwealth funding to the tune of $2530. The boost is music to the ears of musicians and listeners alike, with the money to help fund computer software and specialty keyboards to help arrange music for orchestra members.…

Where you can vote in Wright on July 2, 2016

– All polling locations open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp – ARATULA: Aratula State School, Elizabeth St BEAUDESERT: St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, 1 Bromelton St BEAUDESERT: St Thomas' Anglican Church Hall, 7 Albert St BEECHMONT: Beechmont State School, 1922 Beechmont Rd BLENHEIM: Blenheim State School, 81 Blenheim Rd BONOGIN: St Benedict's Catholic…

Boost for volunteers

TENNIS players and their families from across the region are set to benefit from a Commonwealth funding boost to the Tamborine Mountain Tennis Club. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the club, which is among 27 groups in the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Hinterland to share in $98,856 under the Volunteer Grants program.…