DISCOVER DOWNUNDER TV Show Comes to Goondiwindi

Discover Downunder TV Show recently visited Goondiwindi

Discover Downunder TV Show recently visited Goondiwindi

The Discover Downunder TV Show recently filmed in Goondiwindi, showcasing some of the great icon’s we as locals can sometimes take for granted. Take a look at the below videos or visit the www.discoverdownunder.com.au website for more great reports on other towns in our district and all over Australia.

 

Gunsynd the Goondiwindi Grey and The Historic Victoria Hotel

 

Goondiwindi Top Tourist Park

 

Goondiwindi Cotton

 

 

 

 

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June Business after Hours – Lucy Walker Chemart Pharmacy

On behalf of Border Rivers Chamber of Commerce Inc (BRCC) we would like to thank Lucy Walker Pharmacy for hosting BRCC Business After Hours (BAH) on Thursday June 5th.

It was great to see so many local businesses and friends there to support this bi-monthly event.

Owner/ Operator  Lucy Walker gave an exciting speech thanking everyone for attending and alerting attendees to some new and exciting products, programs and iniatitives they have.

Next time you visit Lucy Walkers Chemart Pharmacy and are looking for some vitamins feel free to use the computer screen on the ‘Vitamin Wall’ – we won’t tell you any more – you will have to try it!!

Ask the friendly staff about the new App you can download on your phone which manages your scripts! Or if you are trying to lose weight you could consider their new Weight Loss program which is showing great results! Guests were treated to a sample of a frittata made from the cookbook that is associated with this new program and it was delicious!!

Guests at the BAH were treated to mini makeovers with the Napoleon Makeup range. There is a qualified Napoleon make-up artist available every day the chemist is open! If you want to learn more about makeup application, ask the friendly staff about securing your place in a Napoleon workshop!

Previous Chemist owner Bill Hallo commented on how lovely the Chemist looked since the renovations, and how Lucy has done a wonderful job keeping her business current.

A new local coffee shop in town: Bean Inspried catered for the evening and provided a delicious array of savoury and sweet treats.

Thank you to everyone who attended this event, and we look forward to your continued support and hope to see you at our next BAH hosted by SMK Consultants on Thursday August 7th 2014.

 

Lucy Walker and Bill Hallo

Lucy Walker and Bill Hallo

Tracey Jensen and Emma Dyball after their mini makeovers

Tracey Jensen and Emma Dyball after their mini makeovers

Moree Chamber of Commerce Representatives: Nikki and Mike

Moree Chamber of Commerce Representatives: Nikki and Mike

The Lucy walker girls having some fun!!

The Lucy walker girls having some fun!!

Jane Woods, Joy Manton, Mandy McGregor, Brooke McGregor

Jane Woods, Joy Manton, Mandy McGregor, Brooke McGregor

Peter Travers, Lucy walker, Ralph Kinsella, Andrew Walker

Peter Travers, Lucy walker, Ralph Kinsella, Andrew Walker

"Have you ever taken a Selfie Bill??" Now you have!! Karen Sullivan, Bill Hallo and Brooke Saxby enjoying the night

“Have you ever taken a Selfie Bill??” Now you have!! Karen Sullivan, Bill Hallo and Brooke Saxby enjoying the night

One of the Winners of the Naughty goat Pack Bron Keen with Alicia Sloss

One of the Winners of the Naughty goat Pack Bron Keen with Alicia Sloss

Lina & Alex of Bean Inspired, and Lucy  and Andre Walker

Lina & Alex of Bean Inspired, and Lucy and Andre Walker

Lucy Walker and Bill Hallo catching up

Lucy Walker and Bill Hallo catching up

Catching up with friends at the Business After Hours event

Catching up with friends at the Business After Hours event

 

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All Aboard the Toobeah Express

Train at Goondiwindi Station

Tickets are now on sale on the steam train rides bound for Toobeah on Sunday 8 June.

President of the Goondiwindi and District Historical Society Inc, David McMahon, said the association was again pleased to partner with Southern Downs Steam Railway to offer this unique journey to the people of Goondiwindi and surrounds.

“There are two trips available on that Sunday- the first at 7.30am and again at 12 noon.” These trips are always popular with families with groups of up to ten people in the one family booking the trip.”

The afternoon journey is sold out but as at Tuesday 3rd June 2014 there were still tickets available for the morning journey.

Mr McMahon said there was no need for people to cart their own food as morning tea and lunch will be catered for the schools/kindergarten around the Toobeah district.

”This venture is a great fund raiser for these schools particularly the Parents and Citizens Associations.”

“Tickets are available exclusively from the Customs House and I urge those wanting to get on board to get their tickets early as these trips are very popular.” Mr McMahon said.

Contact David McMahon 0409 820 013

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QMDC Business After Hours a huge success!

The team at QMDC hosted a spectacular Business After Hours on 6th February. Attendees were treated to a talk on energy efficiency by Luke Reade and there were even some great gifts handed out including LED torches, reusable coffee cups and fridge temperature guages. Neens provided the beautiful finger food that was enjoyed by all and liquid refreshments were available during the event. The evening was enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to QMDC for hosting this networking event.

Some quotes from the attendees:

Henry Leonard from Leonard & Co – “Commendable job !”, Nicola Grummit for Fox & Thomas – “QMDC has a real asset in Luke Reade”, “Who did your catering?”  “The food is sensational!”, As people were leaving – “I can use my Energy Saver Torch that Luke gave us!”

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2014 Busineess After Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Border Rivers Chamber of Commerce 1st Business After Hours for 2014
Thursday February 6
Hosted by : Qld Murray Darling Committee (QMDC)
Venue : QMDC office    Waggamba Square, Brook St, Goondiwindi
Time : 6pm
Contact : Allie (QMDC) 0746 717900

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Business After Hours – A perfect way to network in Goondiwindi!

 

A huge thank you to BRCC Members ‘Dental on Bowen’ for hosting a very successful Business After Hours networking event on Thursday 7th November 2013. Well over 30 people attended the evening to network and were treated to a tour of the amazing facilities available to patients of Dental on Bowen.

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What an amazing weekend!




 

The 15th Annual Chesterfield Australia Gourmet in Gundy Weekend presented by The Border Rivers Chamber of Commerce Inc was held in Goondiwindi, Qld on September 7 & 8. Again a successful weekend overflowing with events under superb sunny weather conditions.

The Carrington Ginning Goondiwindi Junior Golf Open began on Friday 6th with a Coaching Clinic followed the Lowes Petroleum Shoot Out and BBQ. Over 300 people supported this event at the beautiful Goondiwindi Golf course, many from out of town. Saturday morning 45 juniors competed in the Carrington Ginning Jr Golf Open. Boys category winner Jed Morgan from Haddonvale in a playoff against local entry Joel Stahlhut. Girls’ category winner Keeley Grace Buckley from Dalby and under 8yrs won by Sam Adams from Banora, Qld.
Goondiwindi in Focus Photography Exhibition and Cocktail party was also on at the Community Centre .Winner of the People’s Choice Award was Goondiwindi Deputy Mayor and keen photographer Rick Kearney.

On Saturday Sept 7th the main street in Goondiwindi was buzzing with people shopping and voting at the Federal election. The Tamborine Mt Italian Cooking Classes were on at the Community Centre with guest chef Terri Taylor instructing 25 enthusiastic students .They enjoyed their delicious food over lunch with wine from local Inglewood producer Gowan Brae Estate Wines.

Saturday afternoon the XXXX Gold Goondiwindi Cup Raceday at Gunsynd Park had a terrific attendance and the Goondiwindi Gun Club 2 day Open Shoot had record numbers participate as well.

Gourmet Sunday started at 7am with 5 teams competing in the Sunwater Dragon Boat Races at the Macintyre River Boat ramp and the
Gourmet Food, Wine, Art & Music Festival started at 10am at the Community Centre gardens.
There was a fantastic line up of 30 wonderful food & wine exhibits and this year also included 14 markets stalls inside the Community Centre.

The day included:

• Sunwater Dragon Boat Races on the Macintyre River finals – winner The Great Whites team from Ray White Rural Real Estate Goondiwindi
• Celebrity compare Ashley Palmero from Breeze FM and Band Hoi Polloi played all day
• Gourmet in Focus Photography Exhibit in Community Centre foyer
• Kamilaroi Welcome to Country Opening and the “Bhinawan Dreaming” traditional Indigenous dance
• The Apprenticeship Co Gourmet Best Exhibitor prize was won by exhibit “Miss Delicious” chocolate truffles
• Goondiwindi State High School Gallipoli Fundraiser Installation Art Auction with 21 pieces auctioned by Raine & Horne Leonard & Co Henry Leonard – Proceeds totalled $7200 .A terrific result for this great cause.
• Rinnai BBQ raffle winner was a very happy local, Jason Cowden.
• Best Exhibitor on the day winner – Miss Delicious Chocolates
• Best Marshall St Window Display winner – Pomegranate Passion Cafe

The festival ended by 4pm but many continued their fun at O’Sheas Royal Hotel with more live band music and fun!

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It’s Gourmet Weekend!

 

 

Head on out to Goondiwindi this weekend, there is heaps to see and lots to do.

Photography Exhibition on Friday Night, Races on Saturday and Gourmet Festival on Sunday. A weekend not to be missed!

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Queensland Weekender comes to Goondiwindi

Recently CH7′s Queensland Weekender TV Show filmed a segment on Goondiwindi highlighting our famous cotton tour and Goondiwindi Cotton products. This is well worth watching and gives a small taste of this fabulous tour and the products on sale at Goondiwindi Cotton – an icon of our wonderful region.

To watch the video Click Here

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Interview about Goondiwindi

This interview went to air on Sunday 2nd June 2013 on ABC Radio. The interview covers some of the History of Goondiwindi and what makes Goondiwindi such a vibrant and exciting town. The interview is between ABC Radio Host Rod Quinn and Border Rivers Chamber of Commerce Executive Officer Hamish Gale. ABC Radio Interview – Spot On The Map – Rod Quinne and Hamish Gale

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