Help preserve the Yandina wetlands habitat

GUEST speaker at today's Friday Forum is Greg Roberts, whose topic will be the Yandina Creek wetlands.

Greg is a retired journalist, avid birder and conservationist who believes the wetlands are worth preserving.

He has community support to save the habitat rather than it being sold for alternate uses. Greg's talk is free and open to all.

Coffee at 10am, forum starts 10.30am, at the Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Dr, Wallace Park, Noosaville.

Good news

PENSIONERS in Noosa Shire who desex their pets will receive free dog registration under a new fee structure.

Mayor Noel Playford said Noosa Shire had one of the highest rates of desexed dogs in Queensland at almost 90%.

Dog registration helps fund off-leash dog area maintenance, pound costs, dog patrols and dog waste bags.

New fees from July 1 this year areDesexed $30; Non-desexed $140; Non-desexed pensioner concession $115; Regulated dog $400.

Majestic Theatre

POMONA'S community owned and run Majestic Theatre is gearing up for tomorrow's performance of The Kitty Kats, at 7.30pm, with doors, bar and food open at 6pm.

The show features Sunshine Coast performers Michelle Brown, Renae Suttie and Susanne Campbell, whose songs promise much laughing, singing and dancing.

The trio will be supported by impersonator John Reid and the Pantastic Steel Band.

Cost is $30 per person, at the Majestic, 3 Factory St, Pomona.

To book or information, phone 5485 2330 or

Art market

OUR community run Pomona Railway Station Gallery is hosting an Art Market in the Paddock on Saturday, June 27, from 9am-1pm.

Nothing will be over $100 - an ideal opportunity to buy affordable pieces direct from local artisans.

The gallery is at 10 Station St, Pomona. Information, phone 5485 2950 or email or visit


COOROY and Noosaville Libraries are holding Change of Financial Year Workshops, with practical advice to assist business owners plan the next 12 months.

Noosaville Library will hold its workshop on July 20 and Cooroy Library on August 6.

Startup Business will be presented by Rod Richards of Business Enterprise Centre and he will be offering advice for anyone establishing a small business covering topics such as planning and business models.

These workshops are free of charge and for more information, or to book, phone 5329 6555 or

Gympie Times

This awesome foursome also shaved their heads

This awesome foursome also shaved their heads

Gympie pub becomes a barber shop as young and old go the chop.

Woman taken to Nambour after motorbike accident

Woman taken to Nambour after motorbike accident

A woman is enroute to Nambour hospital after a motorbike accident.

Perrett warns landowners: more vegetation law changes coming

Perrett warns landowners: more vegetation law changes coming

MP fears "green activists” will want more

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