PROFILE: Division 8 Gympie Councillor: Gordon Maudsley

PROFILE: Division 8 Gympie Councillor: Gordon Maudsley

‘I’m a community person’ Newly elected councillor for Gympie Regional Council’s Division 8, Gordon Maudsley, is a renaissance man, meaning he has wide interests and is skilled in several areas. He’s a carpenter and builder, has worked in the Torres Strait Islands,...

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Crime Stoppers launches rural crime campaign

Crime Stoppers launches rural crime campaign

Crime Stoppers Queensland have launched a campaign urging rural Queenslanders to help fight rural and farm-related crime. Farm crime may include theft of livestock, tools, machinery, cars, homes or fuel, illegal hunting, fishing and dumping. Backed by AgForce...

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Gympie police welcome new LGBTIQ+ liaison officer

Gympie police welcome new LGBTIQ+ liaison officer

The Queensland Police Service’s new LGBTIQ+ liaison officer in Gympie, (Plain Clothes) Senior Constable Carmen Sternberg, knows only too well the challenges community members in regional areas can face. ‘I grew up in Kingaroy which is a small country town. ‘I got...

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PRODUCER PROFILE: Forage Farms in the Mary Valley

PRODUCER PROFILE: Forage Farms in the Mary Valley

The Andrews family, owners of Forage Farms south of Gympie, are a remarkable team who have turned major challenges into triumphs. Grandfather Peter Andrews is famous for founding Natural Sequence Farming (NSF), a landscape management technique aimed at restoring...

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PRODUCER PROFILE: John Tidy’s Organics, Amamoor

PRODUCER PROFILE: John Tidy’s Organics, Amamoor

For the entire month of May, the GourMay Mary Valley Food Festival highlights the region’s farmers who work hard to produce tasty, healthy, nourishing produce for your plate. Here, The Pineapple profiles a farming couple participating in GourMay to showcase their...

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Mary Valley benefits to come from Queensland Hydro

Mary Valley benefits to come from Queensland Hydro

Earlier this year, the Queensland Government announced a $5 million community benefits fund for the region hosting the proposed Borumba Pumped Hydro project. Here, The Pineapple fleshes out details of announced and unannounced benefits and impacts for the Mary Valley....

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