Nundah’s Tea Whisperer

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Nundah local, Skye, has taken her love for tea and started a campaign to raise awareness and funds for mental health and suicide prevention.

After seeing the impact of mental health issues on family and friends, Skye wanted to raise awareness, start conversations and assist those impacted.

“The Tea Whisperer started out of my appreciation for courage, connection and compassion,” says Skye. “In some situations people – including me – didn’t know what to say or how to act. But I thought we could make a connection over a cup of tea.”

Skye has started a range of Tea Whisperer Treat Boxes, which allows people the chance to rest, relax and reconnect. The boxes contain inspiration quotes and everything to make a great cup of tea.

A portion of the profits from each box sold will be donated to Mental Health organisations, including the Mental Awareness Foundation and Roses in the Ocean.

For more information and to purchase a Tea Whisperer Treat Box, visit www.theteawhisperer.com.au

The Tea Whisperer | www.facebook.com/theteawhispereraustralia

Nundah Food Guide: Pizzalunga da Carlo

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Since opening eight months ago, Pizzalunga da Carlo has taken Nundah by storm with its metre long pizzas.

Head Chef and Owner Carlo is committed to ensuring that diners have a truly authentic Italian dish, with only the freshest and finest ingredients used and the pizzas cooked in a woodfired pizza oven imported directly from Italy.

Carlo’s specialty pizzas have proved popular with locals – especially the Carlo (mozzarella, mushroom, zucchini, eggplant, salami, olives and fresh tomatoes) and the Nundah (mozzarella, spinach, ricotta cheese and pancetta).

The latest addition to the Pizzalunga da Carlo menu has been housemade desserts, including panna cotta, Nutella pizza and tiramisu.

“The tiramisu has been extremely popular,” says Carlo. “We had one customer say that heaven couldn’t get much better than this tiramisu!”

But, it’s the Nutella pizza that has proved the most popular with both children and adults.

“People can’t get enough of our Nutella pizzas! We’ve even made a few metre long Nutella pizzas.”

Pizzalunga is licensed, with a wide range of wines, beers and spirits available and special Beer and Spritz nights every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pizzalunga da Carlo | 3 Aspinall Street, Nundah | 3266 9828
www.pizzalunga.com.au | www.facebook.com/pizzalunga | www.instagram.com/pizzalungadacarlo 

Stage 6 Wolf Pack Sessions

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Stage 6 Health & Fitness and the Community Living Association have teamed up to empower and build confidence in a small group of constituents with various special needs and disabilities.

Matt and Amelia Rutley, from Stage 6 Health & Fitness, have designed a 10-week exercise and movement program (called Wolf Pack) that focuses on what participants are capable of.

“These days, it’s easy to focus on what people CAN’T do,” says Matt. “Sometimes we forget about all the amazing things they CAN do.”

The Wolf Pack sessions focus on building physical confidence and self esteem in the attendees.

“Over the last 8 weeks we’ve been working with this bunch of legends, and the confidence these guys have gained in each class has been amazing to watch,” says Matt.

The next Wolf Pack series is due to start in July. Contact Matt and Amelia at Stage 6 for more information.

Stage 6 Health & Fitness | 9 Nundah Street, Nundah | www.stage6fitness.com.au
Community Living Association (CLA) | 5 Nundah Street, Nundah | www.communityliving.org.au

Nundah Corner Cafe and Bistro

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After opening and running five cafes, including popular local coffee shop Café Noma, owners Ramon Olsen and Kamol Nimnuan were looking for their next venture.

When space opened on Sandgate Road, they jumped at the chance to open Nundah Corner Café & Bistro, a casual eatery offering all-day dining in a vibrant, yet relaxing, atmosphere.

“We love the Northside,” says owner Ramon Olsen, “It’s booming and Nundah is one of the main Northside hubs. If you’re not on the Northside, you’re not living life!”

Nundah Corner offers a modern Australian menu with a European influence. The smashed avocado with pumpkin hummus, feta and roasted nuts is a firm favourite, with the Corner Stack (housemade hash browns, bacon, relish, brie and sour cream) a close second.

With a takeaway window open from 6am, locals can quickly grab a custom house blend roasted by Merlo or a Tea Tonic organic herbal tea.

Dinner service is next on the menu for Nundah Corner.

“We will be opening soon for dinner on Wednesday through to Sunday,” says Ramon. “We will be showcasing some local produce… and beers and wines!”

Nundah Corner is open Monday to Friday 7am – 3.30pm (takeaway window open from 6am), and Saturday and Sunday 7am – 3pm.

Nundah Corner Café & Bistro | 1208 Sandgate Road, Nundah | Ph 3148 2358
www.nundahcorner.com.au | www.facebook.com/nundahcorner

Celebrating 15 Years of Social Procurement

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On Monday, May 29, the Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative (NCEC) celebrated a fifteen-year partnership with Brisbane City Council (BCC) to maintain public spaces across Brisbane’s Northside.

The NCEC is a social enterprise and not-for-profit organisation that creates meaningful work for people with cognitive disabilities and other disadvantaged job seekers.

Fifteen years ago the NCEC and BCC pioneered the concept of ‘Social Procurement’, which uses procurement not only to purchase a good or service but also achieve a community benefit.

BCC started a parks contract with NCEC to maintain two small parks in the area. Over time, the work has increased to almost 20 public spaces across Brisbane’s Northside, providing meaningful work for those who need it.

This has since led to a council-wide social procurement program, which has benefited a range of community organisations.

The NCEC won Best Australian Social Enterprise in 2015 and believe that the Council deserves some of the credit for the award for supporting NCEC’s programs.

For more information on the Co-op, visit www.ncec.com.au

Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative | 46 Station Street, Nundah | 3260 7414

The Importance of Sunglasses from an Early Age

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Just as sunlight can damage skin, it can also threaten your sight.

With over 27 years’ experience, Eyecare Plus Nundah Optometrist Nicole Stimson has seen the effects of long-term UV damage.

“Many effects of UV to the eyes develop in the first decade of life,” says Nicole. “Long-term damage can include cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygia. Also, 5–10% of skin cancers occur around the eyes.”

Every age group benefits from wearing quality sunglasses. It is important to have children in the habit of wearing sunglasses whenever they are outside to prevent future sun damage.

Eyecare Plus Nundah stocks a range of quality children’s sunglasses that meet Australian standards and effectively screen out UV light. The Roshambo sunglasses, available in baby and junior sizes, have frames that are bendable, virtually unbreakable, and available in a range of colours.

“We discuss with children that sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes”, says Nicole.

Eyecare Plus Nundah are also official stockists of Maui Jim Sunglasses for adults that block out glare and 100% of harmful UV, while boosting colour.

Eyecare Plus Nundah | 1190 Sandgate Road, Nundah | Ph 3266 6444 | www.facebook.com/eyecareplusnundah