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Golf club plan ‘a lifeline’ – Courier Mail

The joint venture between the Ashgrove Golf Club and Brisbane-based retirement village operator RetireAustralia was ratified by a meeting of club members two weeks ago. The partnership – which would involve developing retirement living accommodation …


Spring has come early to Brisbane’s real estate market – Domain News

A recent spike in new listings is a sign that spring has come early to Brisbane’s housing market, agents say. During what is traditionally one of the quietest times of the year for real estate agents, agents across Brisbane are reporting higher than …


Why I let them see the big gigs for free – Courier Mail

It all started in a tent in Victoria Park, near the Royal Brisbane Hospital. The son of a plumber and a dressmaking teacher, Lister was working in an Ashgrove newsagency during his Year 11 or 12 school holidays when the owner asked if he would take his …


Brisbane school told girl, 5, ‘you’re out if you don’t have iPad’ – The Australian

Ashgrove State School, in the inner-Brisbane electorate of Queensland Education Minister Kate Jones, has told parents that “Prep” students must bring their own iPad to school next year, at a cost of up to $863, plus pay a $150 “technology fee”. When …


Home on the range – Queensland Country Life

Limited by land size, he and his wife Toni own 50 hectares of fertile Darling Downs agricultural country, but motivated by the fact their Allora property was just two hours from Brisbane, he started planning. “Our youngest son Angus had a small, free …


Boots 4 Care – Fiji Times

Collecting boots for the barefoot kids of Fiji who dream of becoming world champion sevens players is stirring an outpouring of support from a Brisbane rugby club. Forty used pairs have been donated but Fijian-bred players Chris K…