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Living with an oceanic passion

Written by Leanne Esposito Sharing stories and lessons learned: highlights of an aquatic adventure Whether you’ve lived on the Fraser Coast for five minutes or fifty-years, odds are you’ve enjoyed the ocean. You may well have been attracted to the pristine waters of the bay, with its abundant array of marine creatures. Or perhaps your…

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Richard Watt – When eye care is more than just a business

Written by Shaun Ryan Richard Watt has been helping Hervey Bay residents with their vision for more than three decades. Richard moved to the Fraser Coast from New South Wales in 1989 and quickly entrenched himself as the go-to optometrist in the whale watching capital of the world. “I moved back to Queensland and Hervey…

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The next big step for the Maryborough Mural Trail

Written by Shaun Ryan Maryborough’s walls tell the stories of the Heritage City – its people, history and pride. Dozens of murals decorate the CBD and create a trail that informs, entertains and shares a little bit of the magic that Maryborough is best known for. Elizabeth Lowrie and Deb Hannam came up with the…

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Honouring Country through art – Jacinta-rai

Written by Shaun Ryan Sharing the need to protect our oceans, marine life and coastlines is a major theme being incorporated into the latest painting by Hervey Bay artist Jacinta-rai. Jacinta-rai, a contemporary Indigenous artist, said she drew inspiration from this year’s NAIDOC Week theme Heal Country, heal our nation when planning the artwork. “I…

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Double Dunga dust to fly

Written by Kerrie Alexander With every fundraising event held, every car modification made, and every kilometre travelled on the annual Dunga Derby, the 65 Fraser Coast teams involved do it all to help Fraser Coast families who are going through extraordinarily hard times. This year, there will also be “Double Dunga” fun with 27 Sunshine…

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