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Island Businesses | May 2nd 2013
Biocycle position vacant
Looks like a great Island job for the right person.
Island Businesses | Apr 19th 2013
Invite to talk about Port Expansion Project EIS
Magnetic Times apologises for the late inclusion of this important notice which occurred due to a communication problem. However, the meeting, which is planned for tomorrow morning at the Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, will be of great interest and importance to all readers interested in the plans for the Port's expansion and its implications for Magnetic Island.
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Island Businesses | Feb 17th 2013
Ocean Jewels: temporary reduced hours
Ocean Jewels Gift Boutique at Harbourside Plaza in Nelly Bay will be operating on reduced hours from March 1 to 6 due to family commitments. The hours during this period will be 10am - 2pm daily.
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Island Businesses | Feb 16th 2013
Service corridor closure
Following is a notice from Ergon Energy regarding the temporary closure of a Magnetic Island National Park access track.
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Island Businesses | Dec 14th 2012
Changes to Picnic Bay landfill hours
The following is a message from Townsville City Council regarding changes to the Picnic Bay landfill’s opening hours from 1 January 2013.
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Island Businesses | Dec 12th 2012
Urgent: Pool position to be filled
We have received a rather late request to see if there is anybody who may be able to take on, at very short notice, the paid position of running the Gerry Winn Pool. For the details read below.
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Island Businesses | Oct 8th 2012
Nelly to Arcadia road where night closures are planned
Nelly to Arcadia road where night closures are planned
Walkway night works road closure notice
Following is an important announcement from Townsville City Council and Hutchinson Builders regarding night time road closures for construction of the Nelly Bay to Arcadia walkway.
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Island Businesses | Jul 31st 2012
TEL and Sealink to promote NQ overseas
Townsville Enterprise is entering into a cooperative international marketing campaign with SeaLink Queensland to boost the region’s profile in various overseas markets.
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Island Businesses | May 22nd 2012
New owner Sarah Major with Fiona Porteous
New owner Sarah Major with Fiona Porteous
Magnetic Fitness changes hands
It’s a small business success story that anyone would be proud of. Not just another “product” or “service” we may or may not need but a genuine and measurable contribution to a community’s health and wellbeing. We are talking about Fiona Porteous’s Magnetic Fitness, which, after 5 years, changed hands last Saturday.
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Island Businesses | Dec 9th 2011
Notice: Vending machines for Nelly Bay Harbour
Following is a notice from the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding vending machines at Nelly Bay Harbour.
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Magnetic Fitness comes with a military recommendation
She began her Magnetic Island business four years ago in a small studio in Picnic Bay with the worthy goal of providing health and fitness for the Island community [ read more ]
Tourism Minister meets locals
“We are down between 30% and 35% on last year and last year was poor,” said Ian Ivers from First National Real Estate, who manage holiday rentals for about 100 Magnetic Island properties [ read more ]
Magnetic Island Tourism is first!
TOBMI (Tourism Operators & Businesses Magnetic Island) will be the first local tourism organisation to negotiate a shared membership with Townsville Enterprise (TEL) which will bring excellent benefits to its island members [ read more ]
Magnetic Island Tourism & Business Awards winner's announced
On Friday night All Seasons hotel at Nelly Bay came alive with the business and tourism stars of Magnetic Island being recognised at the inaugural Magnetic Island Tourism and Business Awards [ read more ]
Extra ferry at 3.30am for Full Moon Party
Magnetic Island residents are likely to be paying a little more attention tonight and especially early tomorrow morning to the after effects of this month’s Base Full Moon Party which starts tonight at the beach-side backpackers in Nelly Bay [ read more ]
Young Magnetic women awarded
It may seem ironic that Magnetic Island’s inaugural Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards were all won by young women last Thursday night [ read more ]
Gala Tourism & Business Awards night beckons
On Friday April 15 Magnetic Island businesses will be competing for the inaugural Magnetic Island Tourism and Business Awards Gala Dinner which is being sponsored by Sunferries [ read more ]
Base takes new measures to stop Full Moon Party vandalism
When Magnetic Times published criticism by Tourism Operators and Businesses Magnetic Island (TOBMI) President, Lindsay Simpson, over base Backpackers Full Moon Party held last Friday night, we unleashed a storm of controversy [ read more ]
Information meeting for Island businesses after Yasi
Following is an important message for Magnetic Island business owners from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) regarding a meeting with information on the latest economic and recovery efforts following Cyclone Yasi [ read more ]
Temporary change to Fantasea timetable
Fantasea Cruising Magnetic, Magnetic Island's vehicle ferry operators, have advised that the timetable for their services will be altered through until Thursday August 26th [ read more ]
RACQ tender for Magnetic Island
Following is an important tender notice for RACQ services on Magnetic Island [ read more ]
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Readers comments
Syl Hayes In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
What a wonderful outcome for the school! I had a great time face-painting with Luke and Sasha, met lots of kids and parents,scored some great books at the Trash n Treasure stall, and even remembered to vote. Everywhere you looked people were enjoying themselves...such a tribute to the organisers. Well done!
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