Nundah Film Festival

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Brisbane residents are encouraged to get creative and submit their entry into the second annual Nundah Film Festival (previously North Brisbane Film Festival).

Crystal Hager, organiser of the event, said a lack of film festivals in Brisbane led her to start her own local festival.

“The main reason behind starting the Nundah Film Festival was to help support young, emerging filmmakers from Brisbane and across Australia to promote their short films.”

Entries are accepted for short documentary and short narrative (both 15 minutes maximum length) and music clips (4 minutes maximum length). A small entry fee (between $2.50 – $10) is required for submission, with all proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Nundah.

A number of entries have already been received, with mystery dramas proving to be a popular focus for young filmmakers.

The final deadline for entries is the 25 December, 2017 and the screening of the finalists will take place at BCC Cinemas Toombul on February 6, 2018.

“We are thrilled to be holding the Nundah Film Festival at BCC Cinemas Toombul and look forward to watching some amazing local talent,” says Crystal.

For more information and to enter, visit:

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Exploring a Love of Travel and Coffee

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Brisbane locals Callum Whitehead and Matt Tainton have created Barrow & Bear Travel + Coffee, one of Australia’s first travel agency and coffee shops.

“We had been planning to open a café and travel agency for some time when the opportunity came up in Wavell Heights,” says Callum. “We love the community feel here.”

With over a decades experience in the travel and hospitality industries, Callum and Matt have a passion for supporting fellow adventurers and providing gourmet food that takes inspiration from across the world.

The breakfast and lunch menus feature mouth-watering options, including the Virginia (sweet corn fritters, feta and beetroot puree with poached eggs and pan-fried chorizo), the Belgium (choc-chip waffles with Baileys panna cotta) and the Bondi (beef burger stuffed with haloumi served with homemade onion rings).

Enjoy the menu (and book your next adventure!) from Monday to Friday 6am to 3pm and Saturday to Sunday, 7am to 3pm.

*Tell Callum and Matt that you saw them in Loving Nundah and receive 10% off the lunch menu!*

Barrow & Bear Travel + Coffee | 15, 216 Shaw Road, Wavell Heights | Ph 3260 7746 |

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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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