Local business plans big Christmas

The festivals of Spring gave local businesses a big push and they are now getting ready for the silly season in a big way. Check out the articles here for more information on what the local community and business associations have been up to and will get up to in coming months.

If you are in business, find out more about our local business associations and get involved.

John Buchanan, cricket coach

Free ticket to see cricket star

John Buchanan led the Australian Cricket team to unparalleled success. One Westender reader will win a free ticket to see star cricket coach John Buchanan at Yeronga tomorrow morning! Read online.

Think loval, be local

Promoting local business

Local businesses will be promoting a West End Christmas stocking

Westender with local chambers of commerce will be supporting local businesses in a buy local campaign this Christmas.

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Keeping the media social

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Crowd at the WECA block party

WECA Springs into Action

'joyin' the West End (micro) Block Party - What a great start to spring in West End!

The Roller Derby opened the season with a pinch and a punch for the first of the month. Hundreds of residents lined the streets to celebrate all things wheeled. Read online.

“Our Arts, Our Stories” by Chris Maver

“Our Arts, Our Stories” by Chris Maver

DVD launch of a West End Community Arts Archive

“Our Arts, Our Stories”: The documentary is to be launched at the Avid Reader

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What’s happening in the ‘hood?

What’s happening in the ‘hood?

New report from UNDP says reducing poverty in Asia-Pacific is no longer enough.

Zero poverty, better quality education and accountable government top the agenda

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Crusoe Island

Crusoe Island back to its natural state

Sun sets over Moreton Bay

Visitors to Crusoe Island in southern Moreton Bay have welcomed the removal of illegal fishing huts and debris

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Welcome new readers

Westender has more than doubled its readership in the last two months, We'd like to welcome all you new readers on board and thank our great citizen journalists who have helped bring the community news to these pages.

Jan Bowman who covered the election campaign despite having eleven candidates to keep up with.

Jimmy Wall who has covered music, food and the arts.

Sidonie Bouchet, Daisy Lola, Merryn McDonnell and Selena Wallace who have all contributed articles.

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