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NINE TO FIVE WHAT A WAY TO MAKE A LIVING

I have had a busy week this week. At work I have been busy co-organising our upcoming event “Join us For an Evening of Pain” which takes palce next Wednesday. I have spent some of my spare time working on the Volunteer Marine Rescue website, and also some time enjoying the Tipi. My indoor sport team “Lightening Boltz” won again on Tuesday night – we are building up a bit of a winning streak again.

THE GOOSEPONDS CROCODILE

Yesterday I went to check out the crocodile that has taken up residence in the Gooseponds in North Mackay. When I arrived the beautiful 2.5 metre crocodile was sunning itself on the bank before it took to the water. The crocodile is quite an attraction with lots of people turning up trying to get a glimpse. The rangers have set up a trap to catch the crocodile for relocating away from the human population. Whilst at the Gooseponds I was disappointed to find racist graffiti on the path and on signs, so have written to the council requesting its removal.

SERVICE FOR CHARATIES UPDATE

I have agreed to work on website development for a number of community based organisations over the coming weeks including Mackay Community Garden Inc, the Youth Information Referral Service (YIRS) and the Volunteer Marine Rescue Mackay.

FREE SERVICE FOR CHARITIES LAUNCHED

I am offering a free web design and maintenance service to local reputable charities and community based organisations within the Mackay regional area. I would be prepared to help design (or redesign), build and maintain the site as a free community service. After the initial build I would be prepared to spend up to one hour per week (per charity) maintaining the site, also for free. The charity or organisation would just need to arrange somewhere to host the site and also to register the domain name. Please visit my homepage for further details.

JUST BACK FROM BRISBANE

I have just returned from a short trip to Brisbane where I spend a day doing some internal auditing training with Qudos Management. I am now able to conduct internal audits! Whilst in Brisbane I also managed to visit the Queensland State Museum and the State Library where I had a quick look at the family history archives. This weekend I will be mowing the yard and getting ready for a presentation on Monday.

HEAVY RAIN CAUSES FLOODING

In the past twenty four hours Mackay has seen the worst flooding in fifty years with over 600mm (0.6 metres – that’s almost a third of the annual average) recorded at some places. Many houses have been flooded and the highway is cut both sides of the city. Luckily the flooding did not coincide with a big tide otherwise it may have been much worse. I have spent the day at home waiting for the power to return and enjoying a kayak on the flood waters out the back.