Nundah’s Own Paralympian

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The Road to PyeongChang

Nundah local Simon Patmore is in training for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea.

Simon, who was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and a Bronze Medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games for para-athletics, has switched his focus from athletics to snowboarding.

“In 2014, the International Paralympic Committee announced an upper limb category in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games,” says Simon. “Even though I had never snowboarded in my life, I made the decision to give it a go.”

Since shifting his focus, Simon has been crowned the Para-Snowboard World Cup Gold Medallist, Para-Snowboard World Cup Silver Medallist, and was awarded the SSA Para-Snowboarder of the Year.

Simon is now in training for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea and aims to become a summer and winter Paralympian.

“It’s hard work being a full-time professional para-athlete, however with the support from both my family and local businesses, I’m able to chase the dream,” says Simon.

Simon has been working with Stage 6, a local health and fitness centre, to prepare for the 2018 Paralympics.

“I’ve been working with Matt at Stage 6 Health and Fitness to improve my agility in unpredictable and high-pressured situations. Not only has this improved my performance during a competition, but I’ve become efficient with my movements in day-to-day physical activities.”

To keep up-to-date with Simon’s journey, visit or

Get Set for Summer

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Get set for summer and get the most out of your air conditioner

Brisbane northside residents are aware of how hot it can get in summer. Although locals survived a fairly mild winter this year, the heat has already started and will continue for a few months.

Marty Page, and the team from local business Advanced Air Conditioning, have seen the increase in air-conditioning needs in the past few decades as they have serviced the area.

“The growth in air-conditioner needs on Brisbane’s northside is huge,’ says Marty.

“Advanced Air Conditioning started 35 years ago with a team of 6. We now have over 30 employees who service areas from Northern NSW to Bundaberg.”

Marty’s tips for air conditioning efficiency include:
1. Set the right temperature
2. Close off rooms you don’t need to be cooled
3. Choose the Economy setting
4. Use your timer

Before your purchase:
1. Get the right system size for your space
2. Go inverter – it just adds up
3. Select a trusted fully insured installer who can also service the system
4. Design a system that will last for the long term

Located in Northgate, Marty and the team look after commercial and residential air conditioning and design and installation.

“We have a fully operational showroom that is open to the public, and although we look after large projects for both residential and commercial, no project is too small. We enjoy helping Brisbane locals find the best solution for their homes,” says Marty.

“We have the personal service of a small business, but with the capability of a big business.”

If you need to discuss air conditioner maintenance, design or issues, chat to Marty and the team at Advanced Air Conditioning.

Advanced Air Conditioning | 3/263 Toombul Road, Northgate QLD 4013
Ph: 3256 6033 | |

Halloween in Nundah

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We’ve discovered the best Halloween experiences in Nundah – so find your scariest costume, your biggest treat bag, and join in the fun on Tuesday, October 31.

Nundah Halloween Maze House
Heading into its fifth year of operation, the Halloween House in Nundah is run by locals who have a love for Halloween. In its first year, they welcomed around a dozen children, while this year they expect over 3,000 people to brave the maze.

The maze is suitable for all ages, with the child-friendly maze running from 4.30pm – 6.30pm. For those looking for a real scare, the no-holds barred maze will start at 7pm. Expect jumping scarers, smoke, lighting, zombie zone and spider scene. With over 30 volunteer actors hidden inside, you can expect some frights!

This free community event is hosted by Nundah locals Kim, Nick & Curt. They want you to have a great time, but please remember to be patient (the wait is worth it!), respect the surrounding houses and drive carefully around the neighbourhood.

Nundah Halloween Maze House | Tuesday, October 31 | 54 Imbros Street, Nundah

Nundah Nightmares Halloween Party

Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween best for an afternoon of spooky stories and treat bag craft. Bookings are essential on 3407 8701.

Nundah Library | Tuesday, October 31 | 4 – 5pm

Nundah Cemetery Ghost Tours

If you’re looking for spooky ghost stories, look no further. Horror historian Jack Sim will hold ghost tours through Nundah’s heritage listed cemetery on Saturday October 28 and Tuesday October 31.

Book your spot at

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Boomerang Bags – Part of the Sew-lution

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A new community group has formed in Nundah, which aims to be part of the ‘sew-lution’ to reducing single-use plastic bags.

Boomerang Bags is a QLD-based group that engages local communities to sew reusable bags with recycled materials.

Kylie, the co-founder of the newly-formed Nundah group, is excited to share the Bring Your Own Bag message in the local area.

‘Through Boomerang Bags we start conversations, make friends, up-cycle fabrics, and work towards shifting to a more sustainable revolution of re-use,’ says Kylie.

Boomerang Bags Nundah have planned two sewing bees to be held in October and November at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre.

‘Each Boomerang Bag is handmade by volunteers using donated materials,’ says Kylie. ‘Bags can be made solo at home or with a group, and sewing skills are not essential!’

Join In!
Boomerang Bags Nundah Sewing Bees will be held on 12 October and 9 November, from 7pm – 9pm at the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre at 14 Station Street, Nundah. 

Boomerang Bags Nundah | 0412 615 620 (Rachel) |

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Northgate’s Local Maker – Meet Jordan

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Brisbane local Jordan Emlyn-Jones was not planning to open a timber workshop.

After finishing school on Brisbane’s Northside he moved to New York and found work as a bartender.

“Weekends were always crammed with work, but I found I had a lot of spare time during the week,” says Jordan. “I found myself working with wood out in Brooklyn and loving it. I found my passion.”

When Jordan returned to Brisbane, he set up Acorn & Oak, a one-man timber workshop, where he crafts custom pieces of furniture for local clients.

“I enjoy waking up every morning and having the ability to go into my shop and simply create,” says Jordan. “It’s a great feeling to watch something manifest from nothing, knowing it was at your hands.”

Brisbane locals enjoy entertaining, and custom dining tables are fast becoming the most in-demand item at Acorn & Oak.

“Dining tables are becoming more requested,” says Jordan. “Which is music to my ears as tables are my favourite item to create!”

Acorn & Oak | 0413 294 024 | 1/86 Old Toombul Road, Northgate (By Appointment Only) |

Your New Fitness Obsession Awaits

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Above: Alanah, Jezlyne, Kurt and Lauren

Get set for a total body transformation with high energy, fun and intense 40 minute Pilates reformer classes at Studio Pilates Nundah Village.

Pilates reformer workouts are designed to transform your entire body, giving you the results you want.

Work with amazing instructors in small, personalised classes that will ensure you leave feeling uplifted and empowered and ready to take on the world.

We spoke to the Studio Pilates instructors at Nundah Village to get their top tips for working out.

Alanah’s top tip is to set yourself a goal to achieve each and every class. That way you work harder than you thought you would and you see the results faster.

Jezlyne’s tip is to work out in the morning when your motivation is high and Lauren thinks the best way to work out is with a friend – it makes it super fun and you can motivate each other to get to class.

Kurt’s tip is to share with your instructors the reason you are starting at Studio Pilates, because more often that not the instructors can tailor the workouts to provide the strengthening and toning needed to combat any ailment (such as back pain, instability and poor posture). Knowledge is power!

Discover your new favourite way to workout in the glam and inspiring Studio Pilates Nundah Village.

Get started on your best body ever with this amazing offer of 6 classes for $60 for new clients (conditions apply).

Book now at Studio Pilates Nundah Village on 3256 7000 or go online here.

Because life’s too short for ordinary fitness workouts.

Studio Pilates Nundah Village | 1231 Sandgate Road, Nundah | 3256 7000