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First Nations role models make their mark

She’s the embodiment of being ‘Black, Bold and Beautiful’ – an empowered Indigenous woman who values and supports her community, loves her family and has the confidence to proudly walk the runway to help showcase emerging and successful Australian designers.  Corina Reuben, a Torres Strait Islander woman of Daisy Hill, was among a group of Indigenous models starring in the Black, Bold and

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Empowering communities, from Cornubia to Cambodia

Cornubia resident Megan Leafe, a long-time member of the Logan Youth Action Group (LYAG), is making the City of Logan – and beyond – a better place to live, learn and grow. The group provides young leaders, aged 14 to 24, the opportunity to bring about positive change through community projects. ‘LYAG is a great way to step out of your comfort zone – you’re meeting people outside of scho

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Slacks Creek flautist dazzles in Thailand

Slacks Creek flautist Maria Brereton officially has global talent, winning accolades in an international youth competition in Thailand. Maria, 13, won the People’s Choice Award and was fourth runner-up at Kids Star International in December. The event recognises, celebrates and develops young talent from around the world. Maria performed an upbeat dance-pop piece titled Round Round and donned a

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Young playwright's musical debut

At 19 years old, Nicholas Hargreaves is an artist of many talents: singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor and now, playwright. He started his musical journey as a songwriter at the age of 10 – his first song was a ditty called Sacred Blue, which he now bashfully dismisses as ‘rubbish’ – and diligently studied piano, cello, accordion, guitar, music composition and theatre over the n

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Finding universal truths in the abstract

Artist Robert Burgess’ first ever exhibition at Logan Art Gallery is a powerful journey of introspection, self discovery, and reinvention through abstract painting. The exhibit will be open until 20 January 2024. The exhibition Paint on! is a collection of pieces that demonstrate not only his skill – which has been honed for decades in cities like New York and now Marsden – but also his

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Peace Pole brings message of hope

A monument at Edens Landing State School, replicating one that can be found across the globe, is inscribed with what may be the purest – and most-enduring – wish of humankind: that peace may prevail on earth. More than 250,000 Peace Poles with the same message have been erected as part of the global project, which was founded by Japanese philosopher and founder of the World Peace Prayer Societ

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Parks and playgrounds in Logan

Parks are for everyone, whether you’re looking to host a picnic or just escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We’ve rounded up some of the most picturesque parks in Logan where you can breathe in fresh air and enjoy the facilities. 1. Logan Gardens Whether you want to sunbathe, play, exercise, or fire up a barbecue, Logan Gardens has it all. You’ll find gorgeous gum trees and plenty

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The wheel appeal of local bike trails

Exercise, adventure, socialising, racing, relaxation, fun, family time and getting close to nature … there is so much to love about riding City of Logan’s recreational bike trails for Daisy Hill cyclist and father Ryan Veenstra. Appearing on the cover of the Our Logan magazine riding through Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Ryan enjoys mountain biking there several days a week.He often rides

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