Zac crowned State age endurance champion

Six years after competing in his first triathlon, Zac Cunningham has been crowned 35-39 Age Male Group Champion in the Triathlon Queensland 2022-23 State Series.   Fitness and sport have always played a big part in Zac’s life.  As a schoolboy he was always moving – ‘cross country, swimming, football, everything’ […]


Holly selected for Mangrove Jacks

Ten year old Holly Price has her sights firmly set on a career in soccer. She was recently selected to play in First Nations football team, Mangrove Jacks. The team was formed by Runaway Bay Soccer Club in association with Yugambeh Language Group People of the Gold Coast and played […]

People and their Pets

People and their pets – Erika and James

James is a big bundle of fun.  The 15 month old Irish Wolfhound weighs 72 kilos and stands 95 centimetres at the shoulder. Owner Erika says James is a very outgoing dog who loves meeting people. “That is odd for the breed as they aren’t normally an outgoing breed.” When […]


Greg moves on after 33 years

When Greg Brown started working at Mitre 10 in October 1990, he had no idea it would be his home away from home for the next 33 years. In July this year, Greg’s last day at Mitre 10 will signal the beginning of a new era as he goes into […]

Personality Profile

Personality Profile – Lyn Dickman

A love of singing is one of the enduring factors in Lyn Dickman’s life. Born in Townsville, Lyn’s father served in Bougainville during the war. After the war he joined the bank and the family, including Lyn’s sisters Glenda and Judy, moved around Queensland many times. “Mum never threw a […]


Honouring a community champion

The memory of Darryl Dickson, a much-loved and admired member of the Beaudesert sporting community, will be honoured with the naming of a park at Gleneagle. Scenic Rim Regional Council approved an application from the Beaudesert Cycling Club to dedicate the park at Annabelle Way to Darryl Dickson, whose life […]


Ready for the Showdown!

Local musician, Annabelle Johnson has been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Ekka Country Music Showdown.  Ekka’s Country Music Showdown sees musicians aged 12 years and over compete in the ultimate search for Queensland’s next country music star. Annabelle will compete in the Junior category of the Showdown, performing […]


This Scenic Life – Jennifer Ironside

Jennifer Ironside appears at first glance to be a bubbly whirlwind. She is often dressed in her favourite colour – pink – and it matches her energy and effervescent personality to a tee. But Jennifer wasn’t always as outgoing as she is today, her journey has been one with a […]


This Scenic Life – Julia Schafer

Since arriving in Canungra only 18 months ago, Julia Schafer has certainly made her mark. The passionate public speaker started Scenic Rim Toastmasters and has also continued sharing her love for sustainable living.