Dolphins vs Storm: Phins Chase Another Upset Against Table-Toppers Melbourne

The Dolphins will look to pull off another boilover when they host leaders Melbourne Storm on Friday, June 21. Wayne Bennett’s men are brimming with confidence after toppling the Sharks last round and need just one more win to match their inaugural season victory tally. Dolphins vs Storm kickoff 8:00 p.m. Suncorp Stadium.

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Injury boosts for both sides

While the hosts lose Queensland stars Felise Kaufusi and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow to Origin duties, they regain Jesse Bromwich from a rib injury. Exciting winger Tesi Niu is also a chance to return from an ankle issue. 

For the Storm, Trent Loiero is set to be released from Maroons camp to play, while Ryan Papenhuyzen could make his long-awaited comeback from an ankle problem.

Dolphins vs Storm

The Dolphins’ attack has been firing on all cylinders, scoring at least 20 points in their past six outings. Winger Jack Bostock has crossed for 10 tries in his last 11 games. As Bromwich is passed fit, Bennett’s pack receives another major boost.

Despite being without Maroons duo Harry Grant and Xavier Coates, Melbourne’s depth remains the envy of most clubs. Jahrome Hughes has been instrumental in nine of their 10 wins this season, while Nick Meaney has amassed 62 points in his last four outings alone. The returning Papenhuyzen would also be a huge addition.

One concerning stat for Dolphins fans is that Bennett’s teams have now lost 11 straight against Melbourne. However, this Dolphins outfit continues to exceed expectations and will fancy their chances of an upset on home soil.

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Jeremy Marshall-King extends

In a major boost ahead of the crunch clash, the Dolphins locked in a key part of their future by extending dummy-half Jeremy Marshall-King’s deal until 2028. The Kiwi international has been a revelation since joining the club and forms a crucial part of their long-term spine plans.

Published 19-June-2024

Redcliffe Roars with the World’s First Pier Double Backflip

Redcliffe has become the stage for a groundbreaking motorbike stunt as Australian rider Harry Bink successfully executed the world’s first double backflip on a pier.

The daring feat, performed at the iconic Redcliffe Jetty in front of a massive crowd, adds another layer of excitement to the city’s anticipation of the Fox Australian Supercross Championship, set to return to Kayo Stadium on the 12th of October.

Bink’s journey to this historic moment was a spectacle in itself. He began with a base jump from a helicopter onto Moreton Island, followed by a boat ride with The Mad Hueys to the mainland. Finally, he mounted his motorbike and took to the jetty for the record-breaking stunt.

“Doing it here on the jetty was truly wild,” Bink exclaimed, describing the unique sensation of performing the backflip high above the water, with the added pressure of a large audience. “When I did the first rotation, it felt like I was three times higher than usual. The crowd’s energy was insane.”

Harry Blink motorbike stunt
Photo Credit: Harry Bink FMX
Harry Blink motorbike stunt
Photo Credit: Harry Bink FMX
Harry Blink motorbike stunt
Photo Credit: Harry Bink FMX

The successful stunt has amplified the anticipation for the Supercross Championship. Kelly Bailey, the Championship director, expressed confidence in a sell-out crowd for the first race, citing the unwavering support the event has historically received in Queensland. The boutique venue of Kayo Stadium, with its ideal layout and size, promises a world-class track and an electrifying atmosphere for fans.

Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery extended a warm welcome to the supercross community, acknowledging the event’s significance in showcasing the region’s diverse offerings. “This is an incredible opportunity to showcase everything our city has to offer,” he stated. “We encourage fans to stay and explore the beautiful beaches and hinterland of Moreton Bay.”

Ticket pre-sales commenced today, with general sales set to begin on Friday, 14th of June. As Redcliffe basks in the glow of Bink’s extraordinary achievement, the city gears up for an adrenaline-fueled supercross season that promises thrills both on and off the track.

Published Date 12-June-2024

Woman Injured After Car Ploughed Into Red Rooster

A frightening scene unfolded at a Red Rooster restaurant on Anzac Avenue in Redcliffe last Friday when a car suddenly accelerated and ploughed into an outdoor table, injuring a woman having lunch.

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The victim, a 54-year-old woman from Margate, was rushed to Redcliffe Hospital for treatment after the red Holden mounted a garden bed and struck the table where she was seated around 1:30 pm on May 24th.

According to police reports, the driver, a woman from Clontarf, had been visiting a nearby business when her vehicle allegedly surged out of control as she was leaving the car park. Eyewitnesses describe the car veering wildly into the garden before slamming into the outdoor seating area.

The driver now faces charges of dangerous vehicle operation and is scheduled to appear before the Redcliffe Magistrates Court on June 25th.

While the full extent of the victim’s injuries remains unclear, this incident serves as a sobering reminder of the need for cautious driving, especially in areas with high pedestrian traffic.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

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Published 27-May-2024

Dolphins vs Tigers: NRL Magic Round Continue Festivities at Suncorp Stadium

The 2024 NRL Magic Round will continue over the weekend, promising an action-packed Sunday afternoon of rugby league. Among the pivotal match-ups on May 19 at the Suncorp Stadium are three eagerly anticipated encounters that are sure to keep Redcliffe fans on the edge of their seats. The Warriors clash with the Panthers and the Storm battle the Eels before the main event kicks off: Dolphins vs Tigers at 6:25 p.m.

Warriors vs Panthers

Kicking off at 1:50 p.m, the Warriors and Panthers will both be without their star playmakers. Shaun Johnson’s pectoral injury has dealt a serious blow to the Warriors, who are languishing in 14th place on the ladder. 

Reigning champion and second-placed Panthers are no strangers to overcoming adversity, but the loss of Nathan Cleary is a challenge they will have to overcome yet again. Despite the absence of their talismanic leaders, this blockbuster promises to be a fiercely contested affair.

Storm vs Eels

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy will be looking for an immediate response from his side when they take on the Eels in the 4:00 p.m. clash. The Storm, coming off a loss to the Sharks, have an amazing record at Suncorp Stadium, although they were beaten by the Rabbitohs in last year’s Magic Round.

For Parramatta, the imminent return of Mitchell Moses from a foot injury could provide a timely boost as the halfback makes a late push for a State of Origin call-up. His inclusion would be a welcome addition for the Eels, who will need to be at their best to overcome the relentless Storm outfit.

Dolphins vs Tigers

The resurgent Dolphins, riding a four-game winning streak, will fancy their chances of extending their impressive run when they face the struggling Wests Tigers in the 6:25 p.m. main event. Wayne Bennett’s side could welcome back star fullback Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, further bolstering their top-four aspirations.

The Tigers, mired in a six-game losing skid, will be desperate to turn their efforts into points. With Isaiah Papali’i suspended and Aidan Sezer sidelined, the spotlight will fall on young guns Lachie Galvin and Jahream Bula to provide the necessary spark and inspire an unlikely upset over the in-form Dolphins. This clash promises to be a tantalising contrast of fortunes as the Magic Round reaches its conclusion.

As the Magic Round concludes on Sunday, fans can expect a festival of football like no other, with pivotal battles, potential milestones, and the ever-present unpredictability that makes the NRL’s showcase event a must-watch spectacle.

Published 15-May-2024

Redcliffe Show Calls for Creative Community to Build Scarecrows

The Redcliffe Show Society will host its first-ever scarecrow competition, open to schools, local businesses, retirement homes, and community groups. Scarecrows must be designed with the theme “Reuse, Recycle, Regenerate” in mind.

Redcliffe Show Society President Philip Hood says the competition is a fun and engaging way to bring together people of all ages and walks of life in preparation for the annual event.

“The competition allows individuals to display their ingenuity and artistic abilities,” Hood explained. “We hope to see a wide array of unique scarecrow designs crafted from diverse, sustainable materials, adding a vibrant touch to the show.”

Scarecrow competition rules
Photo Credit: Redcliffe Show

The contest challenges participants to fashion scarecrows using only recycled and sustainable materials, prohibiting the use of perishable items or pre-made faces and masks. The finished creations must stand independently and adhere to size limitations of 1.5 metres in height and 1 metre in width.

On the 26th of June, participants will have a 30-minute window to assemble and showcase their scarecrows in the horticulture pavillion. Registration for the competition, which is free to enter, closes on the 30th of May.

Scarecrow competition
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Prizes for the top two scarecrows include $100 and $50 gift vouchers, generously sponsored by Banjo’s Bakery Café Redcliffe.

Beyond the creative aspect, Hood emphasises the educational value of competition, particularly for younger generations.

“Many children may not know the traditional role of scarecrows in deterring birds from crops,” he said. “This competition offers a way to raise awareness about regional farming practices.”

The 75th annual Redcliffe Show, set to take place at the Redcliffe Showgrounds from the 28th to the 30th of June, is sure to be a highlight of the community calendar. The scarecrow competition promises to be a unique and engaging addition to the festivities.

Published Date 17-May-2024

Redcliffe Racing Club Gets $6M Lighting Upgrade

Bright lights will soon be shining on night races at the Redcliffe Peninsula Harness Racing and Sporting Club, as a major $6 million lighting upgrade officially kicks off this month.

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The 11-month project, supported by the Racing Infrastructure Fund, will bring state-of-the-art LED lighting and new electrical infrastructure to the venue. This ensures the highest quality broadcast experience for night racing, allowing spectators on-site and at home to not miss a second of the heart-pounding action.

Club President Bernie Ring says the lighting upgrade is vital for the future of harness racing at the iconic Triangle track. 

Photo credit: Jace Bowen/Google Maps 

He stated that racing under lights is synonymous with Redcliffe, and this upgrade ensures spectators both on-site and at home won’t miss any of the action. Ring emphasised that participant and animal welfare are the top priorities.

Ring also expressed the club’s gratitude to Racing Queensland and the Miles Government for supporting and delivering the project.

Racing Minister Grace Grace highlighted the economic benefits, noting that the venue hosts over 40 percent of the state’s 310 annual harness race meetings and has around 300 horses training there weekly.

Photo credit: Jennifer Macnamara/Google Maps 

Ms Grace said Redcliffe is one of the state’s most valuable harness training and racing venues. She added that the project is expected to support 20 new jobs throughout construction, contributing to an industry which already delivers more than $2.2 billion in economic contribution to Queensland each year.

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With bright lights ahead, the future looks bright for night racing at the famous Redcliffe Triangle. The upgrades will ensure this key venue can continue driving strong economic activity for the state’s racing industry for many more years to come.

Published 30-April-2024 

Dolphins vs Knights: ANZAC Round Sunday Showdown

The Dolphins will be looking to continue their hot start to the season when they host the Newcastle Knights in the ANZAC Round clash on Sunday, April 28. Despite being without key players and head coach Wayne Bennett last week, the Dolphins recorded a dominant 44-16 victory over the Eels. Dolphins vs Knights kickoff 2:00 p.m. at Suncorp Stadium.

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Starting lineup unchanged

The Dolphins (4-2) have named an unchanged starting 13 from their win over the Eels, with Kurt Donoghoe’s return from suspension the only change to their 17-man squad.

On the other hand, Newcastle (2-5) is reeling from a heavy defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs, compounded by the loss of their captain Kalyn Ponga to a long-term foot injury. The star fullback’s absence is a massive blow for Newcastle, who have won only three of their past 10 without him.

Dolphins vs Knights

All eyes will be on the battle of the forward packs, with the Dolphins’ dominant engine room laying the platform for their high-scoring start to the year. They lead the NRL for average points scored at 28.3 per game.

Leading the back-line are the two wingers in Jamayne Isaako and Jack Bostock.

The two sides shared the spoils in their meetings last year, with the Dolphins winning in Newcastle before the Knights prevailed in Perth later in the season.

Making moves off the field

In other news, the Dolphins have secured Cowboys back-rower Kulikefu Finefeuiaki on a three-year deal from 2024, with the Ipswich Jets product returning to south-east Queensland.

Max Plath has also been rewarded for his impressive form with a contract extension that will keep him at the Dolphins until 2027.

Max Plath
Plath scored two tries against the Eels last weekend. Photo Credit: Instagram/Dolphins NRL

These off-field moves further bolster the Dolphins’ squad as they continue to establish themselves as a force in the NRL.

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With both teams desperate for points, the ANZAC Round encounter is a must-watch. The Dolphins look to solidify their place in the top four, while the Knights aim to arrest their form slump and keep their finals hopes alive.

Published 26-April-2024

Concerns Rise Over Unregulated E-Bikes After Alarming Sight on Busy Redcliffe Road

A concerning incident involving a child on a non-compliant e-bike in heavy traffic on the Redcliffe Peninsula has intensified calls for stricter regulation of Australia’s burgeoning e-bike industry.

The incident has led to increased advocacy for more substantial oversight within Australia’s e-bike market. 

Ed Hore, President of the Australian Cycling Alliance, has highlighted the danger posed by electric bikes that exceed the speed limits set by Australian law. 

These bikes often feature throttles and can achieve speeds much higher than the legally allowed 25 km/h. Current regulations stipulate that e-bikes must be primarily pedal-assisted and not solely motor-driven.

The suggestions now include the need for a specialised licence and mandatory insurance for e-bike riders to ensure road compliance and safety.

Ebike on Redcliffe
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Rising Incidents and Safety Concerns

The focus on e-bike regulation is sharpened by recent reports from Queensland hospitals noting a dramatic rise in injuries among children using electric modes of transport. In contrast to 14 injuries reported in 2019, last year saw 88 children suffering from significant injuries due to e-bikes and e-scooters.

 This alarming increase underscores a lack of spatial awareness among young riders, which, combined with the high speeds of non-compliant e-bikes, creates a dangerous environment on public roads.

Community Reactions and Enforcement

The community response has been one of growing concern, with many residents and local officials calling for immediate action to address the unsafe use of e-bikes. Social media platforms are abuzz with discussions around the “epidemic” levels of e-bike misuse, particularly those equipped with fat tyres that can carry multiple children, toggling dangerously between footpaths and roads. 

Despite sporadic enforcement efforts, the regulatory framework for e-bikes remains unclear, leading to inconsistent policing across different states and territories. The tragedy has ignited debate over the potential for national licensing and stricter regulations as preventive measures rather than waiting for reactionary bans following serious accidents.

The incident in Redcliffe highlighted the risks associated with e-bikes and galvanised opinion on the need for a structured regulatory approach. 

Published 24-April-2024

‘Edu Space’ Opens in Redcliffe, Provides Option  

Redcliffe’s educational landscape is set to transform with “Edu Space,” an innovative independent school designed specifically for Year 7 to 10 students who find traditional classrooms challenging.

This pioneering institution promises a fresh approach to learning, tailored to the unique needs of its students.

Administered by Redcliffe Area Youth Space (RAYS), the school has initially catered to 24 foundation students and aims to provide a supportive environment for the youth aged 12-16 dealing with various severe psychosocial, systemic, clinical and financial obstacles to learning.

Edu Space’s head of curriculum is Allen Ellis, who has been working for RAYS for more than a decade, 15 years to be exact.

At Oxley Avenue, where the school operates, Allen is joined by six staff members and is supported by two funding streams.  

Helping Allen provide education to students are Bronnie, a former teacher from NSW, and other four learning support officers. 

The school’s project-based curriculum and focus on trauma-informed care are geared towards fostering long-term relationships with students. A four-years-worth of units for Edu Space’s students has been prepared by Allen. 

With flexible hours from 8:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the school seeks to accommodate the diverse needs of its students. 

Allen also stresses the importance of stability and consistency in building a passion for learning among the students. 

“We’re trying to create stability and we have time to build long-term relationships,” he said. 

As the community anticipates Edu Space in the following years, there is optimism about the positive impact it could have on vulnerable youth in Redcliffe. 

By addressing the root causes of disengagement and offering tailored support, the school hopes to empower students to overcome challenges and achieve their fullest potential.

In a region where education is seen as a pathway to positive change, Edu Space represents a step towards providing more inclusive and equitable educational opportunities for young people in Redcliffe.

Published 16-Apr-24

Dolphins vs Tigers: Round 4 Comeback Kings Face Off

Fresh off thrilling comeback victories, the Dolphins and Tigers turn their attention towards each other in a highly anticipated Saturday night clash. Dolphins vs Tigers kick off 4:35 p.m. at Suncorp Stadium.

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Dolphins, Tigers both comeback in Round 4

The Dolphins displayed remarkable resilience in last weekend’s match against the Titans. The Redcliffe outfit overcame a 10-0 deficit despite being a man down for 10 minutes after lock Max Plath was sin-binned for a hip-drop tackle.

Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett expressed his thoughts:

“You feel bad when you’ve just gone to the sin bin and you know your team is vulnerable but I couldn’t have asked them to respond any better than they did. Max Plath hasn’t got a dirty bone in his body, so it was never intentional, we don’t coach it, we don’t talk about it, but if it has gone wrong it’s gone wrong and we’ll just have to pay the consequences.”

Jack Bostock led the charge for the Dolphins, scoring a double and amassing 125 run metres and six tackle breaks. Fullback Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow contributed two try assists, two line break assists, and an impressive 175 run metres. Their performances were pivotal in the Dolphins’ comeback victory and will be crucial against the Tigers.

Likewise, the Wests Tigers showcased their unwavering resilience with a late comeback to secure a thrilling victory against the Eels.

Justin Olam’s 94th-minute try roared the Tigers back to life, narrowing the deficit to 14-10. Jahream Bula tied the match in the 99th minute, and Tigers skipper Apisai Koroisau gave them a two-point cushion with a late conversion. The Tigers held on to their lead to finish the game 16-17.

Dolphins vs Tigers, unfinished business

Tigers vs Dolphins 2023
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The two teams most recently met in Round 25 of the previous season, with the Tigers edging out the Dolphins in a narrow 24-23 victory. The 58th-minute conversion by Koroisau proved to be the difference between the two sides.

The Dolphins seek to avenge that loss and continue their strong start to the season. With a bye week in Round 3, the Dolphins record sits at 2 wins and 1 loss. They have the league’s second-highest points differential, trailing only the 2-2 Sydney Roosters.

Redcliffe will undoubtedly be motivated to settle the score and assert their dominance on home soil.

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The team’s resilience, demonstrated against the Titans, will be crucial as they prepare for another tough battle against the Tigers.

Published 02-April-2024