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2 On the Road to Safety: The Gold Coast's Drive Towards a Brighter Future Greetings, Gold Coast Community! Embark with us on an inspiring journey towards enhancing road safety and enriching our driving culture. As we cruise along the scenic routes of the Gold Coast, we're presented with the perfect opportunity to reflect on what makes driving more than just a means of transportation— it's about connection, responsibility, and the shared joy of exploration. The Pillars of Comprehensive Driving Education: Understanding the intricacies of driving goes far beyond the basics of acceleration and braking. It encompasses a holistic approach to road awareness, driving strategies, and the psychology of safe driving practices. In an era where distractions abound, the role of focused, comprehensive driving education has never been more crucial. It’s not just about passing a test; it’s about preparing for a lifetime of safe journeys. Empowering Drivers with Confidence and Skill: The path to becoming a proficient driver is both exciting and demanding. It’s a personal growth journey that challenges individuals to become the best versions of themselves on the road. Effective driving education bridges the gap between novice uncertainty and seasoned confidence, equipping learners with the tools to navigate the roads with assurance and grace. A Future Built on Safe, Joyful Journeys: Our dream for the Gold Coast is a future where every trip is undertaken with confidence and care. A future where families feel secure, commuters are stress-free, and young drivers are prepared and mindful. It's a future we can reach with dedication to education, adaptation, and mutual respect among all road users. Welcoming Spotto Driving School to the Journey: At this juncture, Spotto Driving School is excited to specialise in personalised, detail-oriented driving lessons, Spotto is more than just a driving school—it's a community partner committed to fostering a safer, more joyful driving environment. Our experienced instructors bring a blend of skill, passion, and understanding to each lesson, ensuring every student gains not just the knowledge but also the confidence to drive safely and responsibly. As we look to the horizon, Spotto Driving School invites you to join this transformative journey. Together, we can make the Gold Coast a beacon of road safety and driving excellence. see advert front cover A brand-new musical about the rock ‘n’ roll superstar Get your blue suede shoes ready! The brand new Elvis musical authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises is coming to the Gold Coast! Celebrating the life and music of award-winning, cultural icon and rock ‘n’ roll superstar, Elvis Presley, this bio-musical explores pivotal moments in Elvis' life. From his childhood in Mississippi to his triumphant 68 Comeback Special, and ascent to become ‘The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’. You’ll be singing along to all your favourite hits including Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, That’s All Right, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Don’t Be Cruel, Are You Lonesome, Return To Sender, See See Rider, A Little Less Conversation and more. With an all-star Australian cast, dazzling choreography, and hit after hit, you simply can’t help falling in love. Don’t miss your only chance to see this musical spectacular in Queensland - it’s not going to Brisbane! Get all shook up and grab your tickets now! Starts 22nd June 2024. Details at www.hota.com.au ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION Do something special. Give blood. Call 13 14 95 download the app or donateblood.com.au LaundrX main mission is to bring the best possible laundry experience to Upper Coomera! LaundrX has brand new machines with the latest technology, jumbo size washers and dryers, dedicated pet machine and a sparkling clean area to do your washing. We love doonas, blankets and anything that can’t fit into your washing machine at home. We have fantastic opening specials with half price drying every Tuesday until the end of March! Washing made easy! Bigger loads save time and money! We welcome you to our new facility in Upper Coomera, Shop 17B, 1 Commercial Street, Home Co We are open 5am to 11pm. see advertisement front page New laundromat now open at Upper Coomera

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6 The City wages war on mosquitoes with $1 million pledge The City has waged a war on mosquitoes, pledging an additional $1 million to the mosquito treatment program to tackle the escalating issue across the Gold Coast. The recent rain has provided ideal conditions for mosquito breeding and as such City crews have ramped up these activities and will continue them for the foreseeable future. Mr Baker said the additional resources will be used to purchase more all-terrain vehicles and trailers, increase our aerial program, and continue our drone trials. “We have dedicated all possible resources to getting this situation under control, and will continue to prioritise this work as we know it is a priority for our community right now,” Mr Baker said. CEO Tim Baker said as well as fogging and aerial treatments our pest management teams would be checking and treating all known mosquito breeding areas throughout the City every day until the situation had eased. “We know the mosquito breeding has ramped up over the past month and with little respite from the rain and humidity, this will be an ongoing problem,” Mr Baker said. “We are committed to reducing numbers through our programs but we can all do our bit to reduce numbers and keep ourselves and families safe from these pests. “Residents can help reduce mosquito numbers by emptying all containers that can hold water following rain.” He said some of the less obvious places to look include in the water reservoir of self-watering pots, in some plants and on top of rainwater tanks. Locations where mosquito treatments are taking place can be found at the City’s alerts page here: http://news. goldcoast.qld.gov.au/alert-section. You can protect yourself from mosquitoes by: • Limiting your time outdoors around dawn and dusk • Applying mosquito repellents regularly • Wearing loose fitting, light coloured protective clothing when outdoors • Screening doors and windows or using mosquito nets or air-conditioning. • Using mosquito coils. You can help prevent mosquitoes breeding on your own property by: • Disposing of all water-holding containers in your yard • Emptying flower vases, pot plants and other containers which hold water, at least once a week • Ensure house gutters are kept free of leaves and they drain freely, leaving no pools of water in low points • Screen all openings to tanks, wells or other large water containers with wire gauze, not coarser than 1 millimetre aperture mesh. TO ENTER write your name, address & phone on the back of an envelope and post to: 1: THE SIMPLE DINNER EDIT or 2: NEVER TOO LATE PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town 4220 • Entries close 10.03.2024. 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7 3 Bulk Billed Eye Tests 3 Most Health Funds Accepted 3 External Prescriptions Welcome *Excludes Maui Jim, Zeal and Oakley Sun RX PARIS MIKI OPTICAL Shop 18, 12 Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale Plaza Phone 5580 5010 | www.paris-miki.com.au In our fast-paced lives, filled with digital screens and constant visual stimuli, it’s easy to overlook the significance of maintaining good eye health. However, regular checkups with an optometrist are not just a precautionary measure; they are essential for preserving the precious gift of sight and overall well-being. One of the primary reasons to prioritise optometric check-ups is the early detection of potential issues. Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, often develop gradually without noticeable symptoms in their early stages. An optometrist can detect these conditions through comprehensive eye exams, allowing for early intervention and effective management. Timely diagnosis can prevent irreversible damage to the eyes and, in some cases, even save one’s vision. Moreover, optometrists are equipped with the expertise to address refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While it might be tempting to rely on over-the-counter reading glasses or online prescriptions, these solutions may not adequately address the unique visual needs of each individual. Optometrists tailor prescriptions based on a thorough understanding of the patient’s eye health, ensuring optimal vision correction. Regular eye check-ups are particularly crucial for children, as undetected vision problems can hinder their learning and development. Children may not always express vision concerns or even recognise them, making routine optometric visits essential for identifying and addressing potential issues early on. Good vision is integral to a child’s academic success and overall well-being. Paris Miki Optical has been servicing the Helensvale and surrounding community for eyewear needs since 2005. Store Manager Michael has over 30 year’s experience as a qualified Optical technician and has been The importance of regular eye checks working in the area for 23 years. We have an onsite workshop for quicker spectacle making, so you don’t have to be without your own frames for weeks if we are using your own frame for new lenses; repairs can be done onsite and same day service is available on in store stock lenses. Here at Paris Miki, we offer a large range of contact lenses; including multifocal, toric, 1 day, fortnightly to monthly lenses. Michael is able to customise lens shapes for rimless and semi rimless frames to suit customers various needs. We can also create prescription polarised sunglasses for most sunglass frames. Bulk billed eye testing is available with retinal photography. Health fund claiming for most funds can be done on the spot. To make an appointment please call on 5580 5010. $150 OFF COMPLETE PAIR Fresh Year, Fresh Health Coverage! The majority of health fund yearly limits refresh every January 1st. Schedule your eye examination today and upgrade your eyeglasses!

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10 Corn & Capsicum Quesadillas Prep Time | 10 Minutes Cooking Time | 10 Minutes Quesadillas are a versatile appetizer (or dinner!) — we used corn and capsicum here, but feel free to swap out and in whatever combination of cheese and vegetables you prefer. These are a great finger food to serve at parties. • 1 x 400g tin tinned sweet corn • 1 x capsicum • 1 x red onion • 1 ½ cups grated tasty cheese • 8 soft white round wraps • ¼ cup olive oil • 1 avocado • ½ cup tomato salsa • ½ cup sour cream Heat the grill pan over medium-high heat. Drain the corn and place in the large mixing bowl. Cut the 4 sides and the base off the capsicum and place in the food processor. Peel and quarter the onion, and place in the food processor. Blitz until finely chopped. Add to the corn in the mixing bowl. Stir through the cheese. Brush some oil on the grill plate. Place 2 wraps on the grill and top each with ¼ of the corn mixture. Spread to about 2cm from the edge. Top each wrap with a second one, and brush with oil. Using an egg flip and tongs if necessary, carefully turn the whole round upside down and cook for a further minute. Remove to a chopping board and cut into 6 pieces with a pizza wheel or sharp knife. Repeat with the next 4 wraps and filling. Divide the quesadillas between four plates. Halve the avocado and run a knife through the flesh to create slices within the skin. Scoop out with a spoon and divide between the plates. Top with a dollop of salsa and sour cream, and serve. PLUS FREE ENTERTAINMENT GUANABA SOUTH COAST COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB, Heritage Park, 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama (Exit 49). Monthly Socials - 3rd Sunday at 12pm. Entrance fee $6.00 visitors, $5.00 members. Canteen, Licenced Bar & Afternoon Tea available. Great afternoon of talented Singers for your entertainment OR if you would like to sing with the band yourself, there are 3 practice sessions before the social to polish your songs for your performance. 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FOR LOVERS of THE ARTS: ADFAS GOLD COAST invites you to join our series of monthly Saturday morning lectures on a wide variety of arts-related subjects presented by national and international specialist speakers. Be entertained and informed then join us for morning tea. Bookings essential. For lecture/membership enquiries call Bernadette on 0484227065 or email bmurray079@gmail.com. ADFAS GOLD COAST https://www.adfas.org.au/ societies/gold-coast-bundall/ BLUECARE VOLUNTEERS are needed urgently Monday to Friday at all BlueCare Residential Aged Care sites across the Gold Coast, from Kirra to Coomera. Volunteers assist the Diversional Therapy team to provide fun, social and recreational activities for residents 9-12noon Mon to Fri and/or a friendly visit and chat with residents who may be feeling isolated or lonely. No previous experience in aged care is needed, people from diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. *Please note that BlueCare requires all volunteers to have a Covid Vacc., incl. a minimum of one booster. Screening checks also apply, these are free to volunteers and BlueCare will assist with the application. Contact BlueCare Gold Coast Volunteer Coordinator Team Lorraine (Nth GC) 0418 184 230, Kelly (Sth GC) 0448 670 928. A.R.A.G.C. CAR CLUB - We welcome all new members, we are a friendly light minded, small group of classic car lovers. We do monthly weekend runs to various points of interest, monthly mid-weekday lunches and meet most Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 27 February for next issue Saturdays at Expresso25, 1 Boat works Drive Coomera about 7.00am also a yearly weekend away. Christmas Party in December. 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ROTARY CLUB OF COOMERA VALLEY is a fun friendly club, focussing on friendship and fellowship whilst working in the local community and supporting local projects. Come along and join us and get involved with as much or as little as you wish. We meet on Monday evenings for dinner and drinks at The Wattle, Upper Coomera, with interesting speakers and/or updates on our projects. Contact us via Facebook or on coomeravalleyrotary@gmail.com UPPER COOMERA LIONS CLUB on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month meet at The Wattle Hotel in the function room Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera. Visitors and new members most welcome. Secretary Shirley Henderson 0416 939 804. email: uppercoomera.qld@lions.org.au Also find us FB. STANDBY SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE is Australia’s national service supporting people bereaved or impacted by suicide including Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, First responders who have attended a suicide, and Members of the public who have witnessed a suicide. 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12 Mike & Nate Cornish will be travelling to the Gold Coast for 6 days only from Monday, 11th March, to Saturday, 16th March. We want to buy your unwanted items listed below. Please visit us at one of the venues shown below for an on the spot appraisal. If you live outside the area, have too many items to bring in or would like a home visit, phone Nate on 0426 820 646 NOW to arrange a time. These events are often compared to the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ on TV, but without the long queues. Don’t miss this opportunity! Fully Licensed Antique, Numismatic and Precious Metal Buyers with over 45 years Industry Experience. Security Supplied by Security International Limited. Mike Nate Buying Now Bank Notes (Aust. & World) • Decimal World Notes • Predecimal World Notes • Error and Misprint • Private & Trading Bank Notes • Specimen & Cancelled Notes • Star Notes • All World Notes Military Medals • Australian Military Medals • All Other Military Medals • Orders & Decorations • Bravery & Long Service Medals • Stars & Crosses • Groups & Accumulations • Collections Gold & Silver Jewellery All Modern, Vintage & Antique Jewellery, Rings, Chains, Bracelets, Earrings, Brooches, & Pendants, All Worn or Broken Jewellery Gold Coins Full and Half Sovereigns, $200 Aust., Bullion, Nuggets, Commemorative Coins, World Gold Coins, Holed or Worn, Gold Medals & Fobs Silver Coins Aust. – Crowns, Half Crowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences, Threepences, all coins from NZ, Great Britain, Fiji, South Africa, USA, Canada, Misc Silver Coins & Tokens, and all Other World Silver Coins Silver Sterling Silver: Tea Sets, Cutlery, Trophy Cups, Trays, Baskets, Vases, Jugs, Cigarette & Card Cases. Silver Bars of any size Australian Proof & Uncirc. Gold, Silver, Proof, Uncirculated, C-Mint, Old or Modern Coins and Sets, Collections & Accumulations. All RAM and Perth Mint. Any tins, bags, folders of old coins. Silver & Gold Bars, Pendants • Any size or weight, even unspecified • All brands including ABC, Perth Mint, Harrington, Engelhard, Geomin, and all other brands • Any condition • Also Platinum & Palladium coins/ bars Jewellery Watches (Modern & Vintage) Any Condition – working or not, Omega, Rolex, Tudor, Seiko, Longines, Tissot, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Cartier, Gold, Silver, and Other Watches, and all Pocket Watches. Watchmakers parts and tools. No Appointment necessary. No need to sort or clean coins. We’ll buy 1-10,000 items. All Jewellery, Rings, Diamond and other stones, Brooches, Pendants, Lockets, Bracelets & Bangles, Gold Cuff Links, Necklaces, All Broken or Worn Jewellery Are you moving or downsizing? Are you worried about security? Unwanted coins? Damaged jewellery? Are you no longer collecting? Do they sit in a drawer or cupboard? Are the family not interested? Would the money be more of use to you? 11TH MAR MONDAY SOPO (Star Lounge) 12:30pm – 2:30pm 36 Scarborough St Nerang RSL (Kapyong Room) 9:00am – 11:30am 69 Nerang St Home Visits 2:30pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 12TH MAR TUESDAY Mermaid Beach Bowls Club (Function Room) 12:30pm – 2:30pm 2418 Gold Coast Broadbeach Bowls Club (Main Club Area) 8:00am – 12:00pm 169 Surf Parade Home Visits 2:30pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 13TH MAR WEDNESDAY Tugun Bowls Club (Main Club Area) 9:00am – 1:00pm Kaleena St, Tugun Home Visits 1:00pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit Home Visits 3:00pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 14TH MAR THURSDAY Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre (Room 6) 9:00am – 1:00pm 2 Gerrard Street Home Visits 1:00pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 15TH MAR FRIDAY Heritage International - www.heritageint.nz Missed us? Call Nate to oragnise a visit on 0426 820 646 Runaway Bay Tavern (Boardroom) 1:00pm – 3:30pm 10-12 Lae Dr Club Helensvale (Bowlers Room) 8:30am – 12:00pm 20-28 Discovery Dr Home Visits 3:30pm – 6:00pm Phone 0426 820 646 For a Home Visit 16TH MAR SATURDAY Pimpama Tavern (Function Room) 9:00am – 12:30pm 102 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd The Well (Function Centre) 1:00pm – 3:00pm 58 Highland Way, Upper Commera