A Christmas Day event

Last year, The Lakes Anglican Church launched an event to bring together community members who find themselves alone on Christmas Day. It was a small event but attendees described the event as blessing.
This year, the church is looking to include more people who find themselves without company or are short on dollars and those who want to help.
For this year's event the church seeks donations of gift basket goods and BBQ style food (meats/salads/ drinks) and is looking to rent or buy games to entertain on the day such as board games or inflatable games from party hire and encourages memebers of the community to come out and interact on the day.
There's more information at or call 07 3482 4493 to donate.
The Lakes Anglican will host it's community Christmas Day event on December 25 from 5pm at The Space at North Lakes.

To support the event with donations contact Rev’d Dan Berris via or 0403977512. Embrace Life (07) 3491 6533) are also collecting donations.

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Queensland Theatre audition call for FANGIRLS


Queensland Theatre will present an unprecedented five world premieres in 2019, one of these is FANGIRLS, the hilarious new musical by the unfairly talented Yve Blake.
Fangirls, a thrilling and hilarious story about first love, fan culture and the danger of underestimating teenage girls will run September to 5 October, 2019 at the Bille Brown Theatre as a Belvoir and Brisbane Festival co-production in association with Australian Theatre for Young People.
Auditions are now open for Fangirls. If you're over 17 (all genders) and can be based in Brisbane or Sydney, you can be part of it!
For more details and to submit online visit

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Christmas Colouring Comp 2018!

Kids: Win cash!

Fancy decking the halls with wads of cash this year? A Messenger Christmas tradition and a favourite with local kids for many years, this year, our Christmas Colouring Comp has 3x $100 cash prizes to win.

So kids, grab your favourite colouring and decorating gear and show us some colour with the page in the mag, or download and print the page below, then mail it to us.

There are three age groups and Santa will judge a $100 winner from each group. The age groups are: 3-5, 6-9 and 10-13.

Get your entries in by Tuesday December 17. Don't forget to put your details in the space provided, and good luck!

Address all entries to:

Messenger Christmas Competition
P.O. Box 127
North Lakes QLD 4509

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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New Lemon Laws

Bought a dud? Now you're better protected

Local revheads rejoice as the Queensland Offroad Racing Association will be holding a celebration of all things offroad racing. Open to the public, the event at North Lakes Best Western Hotel will host the torque-y beasts and some will be started up throughout the proceedings, this Saturday, 17 November.
The cars will be on display from 10am with trophies being presented to placegetters in the Mickey Thompson AORRA Queensland Offroad Championship and the Short Course series, from 5.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend, especially people with even a casual interest in Offroad Racing. There is no admission fee. Meals and drinks are available for purchase the whole day and during the evening there will be videos of the 2018 season shown on big screen TV's.
North Lakes Hotel & Conference Centre can be found at 22 Lakefield Drive, North Lakes.

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New shipping container food preceinct for Moreton Bay

opening early 2019, vendors sought

There's a new shipping container food precinct aiming to open at North Harbour in February next year and the operators are currently seeking interested vendors.
To be called BITE Markets the new food adventure precinct within the award winning North Harbour development (Best Residential Subdivision) will host almost 60 flavour-makers, food-creators and artisans of South East Queensland, presented on a high street of customised containers, surrounded by landscaped areas and green space on Nolan Drive in Morayfield, just 12 minutes from North Lakes and 25 minutes from Brisbane.
Celebrating the produce of the Moreton Bay Region, BITE will transform the greenfields site into a fully-fenced 5,000sqm dining precinct, with dedicated parking for more than 600 cars and will open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm.
The people behind BITE are currently calling for expressions of interest from potential stallholders from artisans, to growers, to flavour makers. Those interested should visit for more info and to apply.

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$3 billion in super waiting to be found in QLD

$15 Million in 4509

New postcode data released by the ATO breaks down suburb data in lost and unclaimed super
There is a whopping total of $15,613,228 in lost and unclaimed superannuation in 4509 as at 30 June 2018. How do you find out if some of it belongs to you?
Assistant Commissioner Graham Whyte said now is the time for Queenslanders to reconnect with their lost super which is spread across the state in more than 706,000 accounts.
“We’re determined to help people find their super and I’m pleased to say that in the past financial year more than $667 million was consolidated into active super accounts by Queenslanders, giving their retirement savings a welcome boost,” Mr Whyte said.
Mr Whyte said people can lose contact with their super funds when they change jobs, move house, or simply forget to update their details.
“It’s important to remain engaged with your super fund through all stages of your career, not just when you are ready to retire."
“The data also reveals that more than a third of Australians still hold two or more super accounts."
“While we know that some people intentionally maintain a number of accounts, many are unaware that their super may be sitting in multiple accounts and possibly being eroded by fees."
“Once you have linked your myGov account to the ATO, you can view all your super account details, including any that have been lost or forgotten about, and consolidate your accounts with just a few clicks."
“Tax time is a great time for individuals to check up on their super, particularly if they plan on doing their own tax return using myTax.”
The ATO advises anyone who wishes to consolidate their accounts but is concerned about issues such as insurance linked to their accounts, to contact their super fund.
For information on how to manage your super and view all your super accounts including lost and unclaimed super, visit

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