The Tale of Cinderella

There is a fairy tale within us all

The Tale of Cinderella, as presented By Steps Dance Centre, runs 06 December and 07 December 2016, 7.00pm at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre and is not to be missed.

Tickets cost just $48.00 and can be purchased from here, or by calling the box Office on 07) 3283 0407.

Find Redcliffe Cultural Centre at Downs Street Redcliffe.

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Stay Cool this Weekend

Tips for keepong your cool in the heatwave

Temperatures greater than 35 degrees are forecast for this weekend by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Moreton Bay Regional Council urges local residents to take the following precautions:

• Stay tuned to local media for weather updates
• Drink plenty of water
• Wear lightweight clothing and a hat
• Regularly apply sunscreen
• Stay out of the sun
• Keep windows open to allow a through breeze
• Limit outdoor or strenuous activity to the coolest parts of the day
• Check temperature of playground equipment before letting children use it
• Make sure your pets have plenty of shade and water
• Check on elderly and vulnerable persons to ensure they are coping with the heat
• Parents should be vigilant of the heat and its effects on young children
• Do not leave children, adults or animals in parked vehicles for any period of time.

Moreton Bay Region has plenty of options to help you stay cool with Surf Lifesaver patrolled beaches at Redcliffe and Bribie Island, council swimming pools and lagoons.

The Queensland Ambulance Service recommends staying out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, so council’s free network of libraries, art galleries and museums are also a great way for the whole family to cool off.

For more information about council facilities such as libraries, art galleries, museums and pools including opening hours and lifeguard hours of operation at Redcliffe’s Settlement Cove lagoon, visit council’s website:

Visit Queensland Health’s website for more tips on staying cool
For more information or support during heat event or a heatwave:
• call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) at any time;
• contact your doctor, hospital or health clinic.
In an emergency, call triple 000.

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Kids' Christmas Colouring competition

Cash Prizes! Download below

A favourite with local kids for many years, there are three age groups with $100 cash prize each!

So kids, grab your colouring and decorating gear and give Santa some colour! There are three age groups and a winner will be selected from each. The age groups are: 3-5, 6-9 and 10-13.

Get your entries in by Monday December 5, don't forget to put your details in the space provided, and (snail) mail to:
Messenger Christmas Competition
P.O. Box 127
North Lakes QLD 4509

Find the colouring page in the mag or download and print from below and good luck!

Privacy: We are serious about your privacy. The Messenger complies with the Australian Privacy Act 1988 in safeguarding your privacy. Information submitted by you is used only for purposes of the competition. Your information is not kept on file, collated or distributed in any way.

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Expect Delays

Boundary Road milestone comes with delays, motorists advised to seek alternative routes

The Boundary Road/Bruce Highway upgrade at Narangba reached a key milestone this week as the installation of concrete girders for the new Boundary Road overpass began (pictured).

The installation of the bridge girders is the next major phase in construction of the $100.4 million upgrade which will unlock a major congestion point and improve safety for all motorists.

The project is estimated to support an average of 100 jobs during its construction phase and is on track for completion by mid-2018.

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Lake Eden Hotel Approved

Boutique Hotel for Lake Eden to begin construction

The long discussed boutique hotel on Lake Eden is to go ahead with the development application now approved by council. The hoarding will be up by the time you read this and a completion date is set for November 1 2017.

The 5050sqm site will allow for 40 short stay accommodation rooms spread over the two upper levels and will be capable of sleeping 80 beating hearts at capacity.

The existing building (formerly the Stockland office) is to be refurbished and repurposed.

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World Class Shopping comes to North Lakes

“North Lakes continues to go from strength to strength and is set to rival Chermside as the shopping mecca on the north side, boasting Queensland’s only Costco, a new IKEA store, more than 280 retailers in Westfield North Lakes and one of Queensland’s largest Bunnings,” Division 4 Councillor Julie Greer said.
“What was once 1,000 hectares of farmland is now one of our region’s busiest and most exciting commercial and residential hubs - home to more than 20,000 residents.

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Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza

Brisbanites are no strangers to Cirque Du Soleil's awe-inspiring productions but their latest creation, Kooza, might just be the best of them all

More than just a show, Cirque Du Soleil's outings are always a major event, a grand experience, an eye-popping acrobatic amazement, and Kooza marks a return to their best.
Described as the most acrobatically dangerous show yet, Kooza presents an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, magicians, singers, actors and artists on a journey of heart-stopping feats in a magnificent, sparkling homage to the traditions of circus. The show combines thrilling acrobatics with the art of clowning to a live soundtrack of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats. With nods to Carnivale, the Day of the Dead, military fashion, rock and roll and 1920s cotton club glamour.
Kooza has proven so popular down south that the Brisbane season is being extended. The production will now run from November 24 to January 8 and three additional matinee shows have been added on December 15, 21 and 28.
Kooza runs November 24 2016 - January 8 2017 at Skygate (next to Brisbane DFO) and tickets start at $60. There are discounts for family and group tickets.
The ultimate Cirque du Soleil experience is called 'VIP Rouge' and offers the best seats in the house and access to the intimate VIP suite one hour before the show and at intermission, including good wines, hors d’oeuvres and take home souvenirs.
For ticket information, visit

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Have fun and stay safe at Schoolies

Parents dread it but for fresh high school graduates it could be the best or worst week of your life.

Schoolies week starts in Queensland on 19 November and is a rite of passage for many young graduates. Celebrations will take place at locations around Australia and overseas, with more than 30,000 school leavers expected to converge on Surfers Paradise alone.

The thousands of teenagers arriving at the Gold Coast to celebrate ‘Schoolies’ might be feeling both trepidation and excitement, but staying safe and having fun can go hand in hand by remembering a few basic safety tips.

Kids Helpline shared these tips for surviving Schoolies:
1. Stay in a group and look out for your friends.
2. Think about safety in your room - avoid balconies if you have been drinking and lock doors, especially at night.
3. Don't swim or try and sleep on the beach at night.
4. Watch your drinks, and never leave them out of your sight. Drink lots of water.
5. Stay in touch with your parents and carers.
6. Remember it’s ok not to drink or take drugs, even if all your friends are.
7. Take some time out occasionally.
8. Think about what you or someone else is taking pictures of or videoing - social media means this could go anywhere.
9. Go with your gut - if you’re uncomfortable with a situation, opt out.
10. If you are felling unsafe or coerced, remember it’s OK to talk to the Police or another person there to help.
11. If you are worried about anything any time of the day or night, your can call Kids Helpline 24/7 on 1800 55 1800.


KHL is there for young people to talk to 24/7 from anywhere in Australia. It is Australia’s only national 24/7 counselling service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years – free call 1800 55 1800 or

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Westfield stage 2 Grand opening

Westfield North Lakes' Centre Manager Chris Barton (pictured) said they are expecting a large turnout for the opening of their new lifestyle precinct which opens November 17.

Although parking spaces have now doubled at the centre, people attending this special event should be patient when more than 60 new home, lifestyle, and fashion retailers, (including heavyweight IKEA) open their doors on Thursday.

Here are some of the events planned:

Thursday, 17 November:
• 10:00am – 10:30am: Grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony
• 11:00am – 12:30pm: Shaynna Blaze interior design workshop and book signing
• 12:00pm – 12.30pm: Dance and didgeridoo performance with Indigenous smoking ceremony

Friday, 18 November:
• 10:00am – 11:00am: Meet and greet with Australian sporting legend Gorden Tallis

Sunday, 20 November:
• 11:00am – 12:30pm & 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Cooking demonstration and book signing by MKR winners, Will and Steve

Other workshops and key activities available throughout the weekend include:
• Free Pilates classes with Abi + Joseph and Breathe Healthclub
• Cork & Chroma – paint with acrylic on canvas while sipping wine
• DIY Pom Pom Tassel Beach Bag and Cushion Workshops
• Pimp Your Sneakers Workshop
• Instagram Workshop with Westfield Stylist Annabel Falco
• Kids LEGO immersive zone
• DIY Watercolour Gift Tag Workshop
• Pamper & Styling lounge
• Fresh food demonstrations
• “Life in Colour” Photobooth

Go to for further details and times.


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State of the Climate 2016

Expect more extremely hot days and severe weather

“The changing climate significantly affects all Australians through increased heatwaves, more significant wet weather events and more severe fire weather conditions", said CSIRO Senior Scientist and leader of the NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, Dr Helen Cleugh.

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Redcliffe Table Tennis to close

All previous players invited to last hurrah

Historic local club, the Redcliffe Table Tennis Association, is set to close doors after 25 years.

What was once a social mecca for players of all skill levels across the region will shut shop on Friday 25th November 2016. The club committee would like to invite all previous players to drop in and catch up on the remaining Friday nights leading up to the closure.

Club president Terry Denny thanked supporters at news of the closure.

"We would like to thank all the expressions of interest that have been received by our club, since the expressed closure. It is disappointing though that no non-profit organizations have taken up the challenge to continue the table tennis tradition in Redcliffe" he said.

"The club has been in existence for 25 years at its current location of the Clontarf High School Gymnasium. The gymnasium has provided the club with one of the best facilities for table tennis in South East Queensland so it is sad for table tennis players and Redcliffe, itself, to lose such a facility."

Your last chances to enjoy the club are Fridays 11, 18, and 25 of November from 7.30pm at Clontarf High School Gymnasium in Isobel Street Clontarf.

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