Look out Rupert, Kerrod and Don are back!

Joy reigned supreme in the streets of West End this morning (well, at least in our little part of the street) when the first dual edition of the Independent and Westender arrived on the doorstep.

So excited were we, we just had to ask the truck driver to take a photo for posterity's sake. It is, after all, an historic moment. 

You'll find the new print edition of the Westender and The Independent at all the usual places around West End, South Brisbane, Highgate Hill and the Gabba, etc, but now you'll also find us around New Farm, Newstead, The Valley, Bowen Hills and all throughout the CBD.

Below are a selection of stories from the print edition of the Westender, as well as few from the wesbite.

Have a good read!

Cheers

 

Kerrod Trott
Publisher and Editor
WESTENDER 

 

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A TIME BANK FOR BRISBANE?

A TIME BANK FOR BRISBANE?

Tim Jenkin is a South African academic and anti-Apartheid activist who was imprisoned for his support for the ANC. After breaking out of prison and claiming political asylum in the UK, Tim helped set up an encrypted communication system to assist the ANC in its struggle for freedom. Tim Jenkin then developed the Community Exchange System, which now consists of …Read more.

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The Farmers Come To Boundary Street

The Farmers Come To Boundary Street

Consumer research consistently shows that the overwhelming majority of Australians prefer to buy Australian produced food. The recent frozen berry contamination scare underlined the risk of consumers being exposed to imported foodstuffs from countries that do not share Australia's strict quality control regime, or our comparatively clean environment. Packaging and labeling are not always a reliable guide, either. They won't …Read more.

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Helen A

West End speaks out for Peace

You are all no doubt aware of the vast sums of money the government has spent on commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli battle. The message from political leaders is this battle in the 1st world war is central to our national identity. Just Peace as well as the organisations who came together to form the Independent and Peaceful Australia …Read more.

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Lest We Forget Our Soldier

Lest We Forget Our Soldier

An ANZAC Day Reflection by Dave Andrews  We need to celebrate courage and comradeship wherever we find it. Wherever we find it among our soldiers in combat we need to celebrate it loud and clear. But if we choose to celebrate ANZAC day, we need to do it with extreme caution, lest we forget that our celebration of those legends …Read more.

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TWO WHEELED FUNDRAISERS

On May 3rd community development workers Julia and Christel from the West End Community House will be riding around Brisbane as part of the Great Brisbane Bike Ride, to raise much needed funds for Community Plus+. Community Plus+ is a community development organisation working across Brisbane’s inner South, and which includes the West End Community House, Annerley Community Hub and …Read more.

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Keeping it in the family.

Keeping it in the family.

Peter Aristidou’s dad ran the original Metro Cafe in Gympie in the 50's, so when Peter was looking for a name for his new venture, it was pretty simple to reach back into his family history. The choice of location for the new venture was pretty easy, too. Peter has been hanging out in West End all his life, and …Read more.

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Guaranteed goosebumps

It is said that what you can’t see is scarier than what you can see: Before people sat around the television watching American Horror Story or go to the cinemas to see horror films like The Conjuring or The Exorcist, they either gathered around the candlelight and told each other tales of the unusual, the unseen and the bizarre. Or …Read more.

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Baby goods find a good home

Baby goods find a good home

Young entrepreneurs Toby and Jason Schulz faced an unusual challenge when they decided to wind up their start-up business, MyNappies, and move on to another venture. What would they do with the stock in hand, thousands of dollars worth of brand new baby goods, furniture and accessories? Rather than flog it off for next to nothing on eBay or Gumtree, …Read more.

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Ngarrabulgan Saved from CSG mining

Ngarrabulgan Saved from CSG mining

The Djungan people of Queensland’s southern Cape York area are elated with the news that the threat of coal seam gas exploration and mining at Ngarrabulgan (Mt Mulligan) has passed for now. Last week, the Djungan learned that the application for an Authority to Prospect had been withdrawn on this month, after the exploration permit was surrendered in mid-March. Elder …Read more.

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TWC

We’re losing the War on Poverty

The number of Australians living in entrenched disadvantage is a disgrace and without a radical policy shake-up Australia will never reduce this number or the cost to taxpayers, CEDA Chief Executive Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin has said when releasing CEDA’s latest research, Addressing entrenched disadvantage in Australia, today. Professor Martin said the past 20 years had essentially been a …Read more.

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Discover the future of the ABSOE site

Discover the future of the ABSOE site

An iconic heritage-listed factory will be transformed into a colourful canvas of flowing images as part of the entertainment planned for the official launch of West Village on May 1. West Village is a landmark project designed to transform a 2.6 hectare site in West End’s evolving Boundary Street precinct into a vibrant community hub and exciting new destination for …Read more.

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Families, fun and fitness for breast cancer

Families, fun and fitness for breast cancer

Mother’s Day Classic - Australia's largest Mother's Day event – is now open for registration. Families, friends and fans of fitness can choose from a record 104 event locations to participate in this year's Women in Super Mother's Day Classic, Australia's largest breast cancer research fundraiser. Registrations are open now for the event, which takes place on Sunday May 10 …Read more.

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Micah

No relief for renters

House and unit rents in Brisbane remained steady over the March quarter, according to the Domain Group Rental Report*. At $400 per week for houses and $370 per week for units, growth of median asking rents in Brisbane was flat over the three months to March as well as the previous 12 months. Dr Andrew Wilson, Senior Economist, Domain Group, …Read more.

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