Author: Wendy Hughes

Bear, the man who’ll capture the city in pictures

On social media, he calls himself “The Bear Master”. He says that sometimes gets confused with “beer master”. But he’ll take both. It’s now that his love for life sends him on his latest adventure. At 24 and standing a neat 2m tall, Joshua Kerr will for 60 days wear a Google Trekker device fitted with 15 cameras, on his back while he walks, rides, paddles and documents the city’s scenic gems. Josh is no stranger to the outdoors – he works as an activities guide for Spicers Peak Lodge and he grew up in the Ipswich region. The...

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Human wanted for the coolest job around

Technology is taking us places but there are some things modern devices just can’t do and that’s why Ipswich City Council has launched the search for a Human – preferably an adventurous one. For what is being described as one of the coolest jobs on the planet right now, the council is searching for someone to help map the region using the latest technology. He or she will visit 40 locations on foot – and sometimes by bike, kayak or ute – with a backpack device fitted with 15 cameras taking images every 2.5 seconds. Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli...

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Rosewood gains status as an RV-friendly town

The idyllic country town of Rosewood, 20km from Ipswich is attracting more visitors than ever before thanks to its newly declared status as an RV Friendly Town by the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia. With a range of convenient shops and services, and its proximity to Ipswich and Brisbane, Rosewood is positioned as an ideal stopping place for travellers looking to stay for a few days. The town’s showground facilities have recently been upgraded to include water, showers, free wi-fi and a dump point, and the grounds are kept immaculate thanks to the hard work of the local...

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Ipswich nightlife reaches a bold new level

The winds of change have ushered in fresh era to Ipswich’s night scene with two new venues opening this month and more changes in the pipeline. Local operators say the evolution is gaining momentum for Ipswich to develop a true high street culture around the Top of Town precinct. And they’re hopeful locals won’t be shy about coming out and experiencing what’s on offer. Night dining options such as Heisenberg Haus, Fourthchild, Pumpyard, Dovetails and Dusty’s have brought more people into the heart of town at night in recent years. They’ve now been joined by Johnny Ringo’s country rock...

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