Month: September 2017

Ask Andrew: How you can help our city, and other burning issues

Each week, Mayor Andrew Antoniolli will answer your questions. He’ll tackle about 10 each week, so if your question isn’t answered here, please be patient. He’ll get to most of them soon. Some questions will require research, so they might take a little more time. To ask a question, fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Graeme Lewis: What things can I do to help you achieve your goals for Ipswich and how can I help the council to support and grow Ipswich? Put Ipswich first. We firmly believe that Ipswich has something for everyone: jobs,...

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Hottest September day in 74 years: How to survive the scorcher

Temperatures are tipped to reach 35 degrees on Saturday followed by 37 on Sunday and Monday. It’s summer in September and we’ve got hot tips to keep you cool. Ipswich is set to sweat through its hottest September day in 74 years on Sunday. The temperature is expected to hit 35 on Saturday followed by 37 on Sunday, just two degrees shy of the all time September record of 39.2 set in 1943. Bureau of Meteorology Meteorologist Adipi Sharan said the September scorcher would be fanned by winds from the north-west. “A big cold front is moving into the south-west...

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Ride a bike, watch a band, catch a fish: 11 Things to Do September 22 to 24

1. Blink 182 and Green Day Experience Get ready for some high energy entertainment as this trio pays tribute to two of the 90’s most recognisable rock bands. WHEN: Saturday 23 September, 8pm to 11pm WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval COST: Free 2. A Cinderella Story Flashback Friday feels hit the big screen in Ipswich. Come in your favourite formal, masquerade or footy gear for your chance to win a prize for best dressed. WHEN: Friday 22 September, 6.30pm WHERE: Limelight Cinemas Ipswich, Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre COST: $9.50 per person 3. River Heart Cycle and Walk Get on your bike and discover...

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Community Kitchen – Danish

Sitting around the kitchen table at Collingwood Park, Andy and Aase Brodersen must feel like worlds away from where they were married in 1962 in Copenhagan. Aase’s mother was one of 10 siblings and two of her brothers were freedom fighters. She remembers the German soldiers going through her parents’ apartment looking for her uncles. Similarly, Andy leans back in his chair and recalls the war years. He was 9 when the war finished. “You couldn’t buy anything. For five years we never tasted chicken, milk, oranges, eggs, meat,” he says. “Everything that was grown in Denmark was taken by the...

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The best renovations to add value to your home

Renovating costs can quickly add up, so we ask five Ipswich real estate agents how homeowners can update their property to get the most bang for their buck. Tank Lee from Housequest says: Keep it fresh, modern, neutral and functional. Don’t do something like astroturf on the walls because it looked cool in some shop. If you are altering the floorplan, make sure the flow is right and maximise the use of space. As the old saying goes, kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. Make sure it’s quality work, that the doors line up and the drawers shut. So many people...

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