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Why shop local?

Shopping locally is like eating your two fruit and five veg. You know you should do it, you know it’s the right thing to do, but sometimes you get lazy and skip it.

The thing is, just like skipping a healthy meal and choosing greasy takeaway, not shopping locally actually has its own effects too.

Like the fact that small businesses not only created but retained more jobs than larger firms did in times of high unemployment (thanks for that study, Yale!). They also generated 70% more local activity per square foot compared to the big guys. Surprised? Not all of us are.

HOW SHOPPING LOCAL BENEFITS YOU

*Shopping locally gives returns - keep your money in the local community

*Local businesses are more likely to encourage participation from our ageing workforce

*Local businesses are more likely to sponsor or participate in local events and initiatives

*Shopping locally highlights the importance of “paying it forward” and giving back to businesses who support our community.

So as a side note, if you’re going to buy those two fruit and five veg – why not go local?

Thanks to Jazmin at BD Mag for the article…Read it all via the link below.

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Shop Local Townsville - Townsville Queensland Australia

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Hola amigos!  

Join Townsville City Council for our Townsville Eats June event - Mexican Fiesta.

There will be Mexican inspired food vendors and market stalls, live music, entertainment and an outdoor cinema.

The fun kicks off from 5pm in Flinders Street.

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02 Dec 2016  04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
PetExpo

Clear your pet’s social calendar, gather your paw-fect pals and slither on down to Townsville City Council’s Pet Expo at Jezzine Barracks on Sunday 9 June 2019!

All pets are welcome if they are safe and secure at this FREE family event.

You’d be barking mad to furr-get about the exciting activities on offer. Visit the link below for the extensive list.

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Come on down to ANZAC Park, The Strand and explore and celebrate Townsville’s rich and unique history at this FREE family-friendly event. Meet our local heritage groups and organisations and enjoy a large range of entertainment for the whole family including:

  • Food Court

  • Exhibitors

  • Carousel

  • Roving entertainment – stilt walkers and acrobats

  • Lindy Hop & Shim Sham dance

  • Wood turning

  • Brass quintet

  • Giant games

  • Animal farm

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Bring a blanket and cosy up under the stars and raintrees……for the FREE screening of Christopher Robin.  

Join Winnie the Pooh and the gang as they help Christopher Robin remember what is like to be happy again, from 6.30pm Friday 28 at Riverway Oval.

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The Strand is a surprise winner

Our beautiful Strand just landed itself on Tripadvisor’s list of Australia’s best beaches! We’ve known for a long-time just what an asset The Strand is and are thrilled to see it receive votes from those visiting our sunny city.

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Star Discount Chemist  North Ward Shopping Village Shop 5, 31-45 Eyre St, North Ward

parkside florist
parkside plaza

A locally owned and operated family business, Parkside Florist offers beautiful flowers and caters to all aspects of floristry. Delivers to all suburbs in Townsville.

Hermit Park Newsagency  Hermit Park Shopping Centre  124 Charters Towers Rd, Hermit Park

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
north ward

Beautiful fashion for our North Queensland climate. Something for everyone and new styles each and every week. Australian brands that will go the distance.

Nourishing Bites

NOURISHING BITES
ANNANDALE

Delicious, wholesome treats for people who want to indulge themselves and eat healthily at the same time. Their range is completely gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free and also have a number of egg-free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo-friendly options.

 

My Myself & Coffee

ME MYSELF & COFFEE
NORTH WARD

Me Myself & Coffee are a quaint little cafe located within the North Ward Shopping Village. With a range of traditional favourites, alongside fresh & modern choices, you’ll be sure to find something you love. All day breakfast is also available.

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lo'anas snack bar
hermit park

Lo’Anas Snack Bar has been part of the Hermit Park community for almost 20 years and remains a local favourite for coffee and quick service food

Sandwich Express Garbutt

SANDWICH EXPRESS
GARBUTT CENTRAL

Sandwich Express sandwich artists offer a great selection of mouth watering sandwiches, rolls and salads, made just the way you like it on freshly baked bread and rolls. They offer a unique 'no wait' experience with "pre-prepared - grab and go food". However they can make anything you desire, right before your eyes.

Oliver Brown hot chocolate & waffles

OLIVER BROWN
THE STRAND

Oliver Browns’ success is built on their passion to deliver the best quality coffee and chocolate. Their chocolate is all made from Belgian covertures chocolate! Their signature products range from Waffles, Hot Chocolates, Fondues to Cakes and other unique beverages.

Coffee Le Chatz

LE CHATZ cafe
THE AVENUES

"Le Chatz" have great coffee, frappes and milkshakes, a fantastic selection of gourmet burgers, toasted paninis, sandwiches, rolls and wraps.
The sweet tooths won't be disappointed either, with a range of delectable delights, with the GF and vegan not left out!

Raw Energy Townsville

RAW ENERGY
THE STRAND

Located in Townsville on The Strand, Raw Energy offers a range of healthy food items, smoothies and juices! The Raw Energy menu caters for people in all walks of life. They pride themselves on delivering the best quality food and beverages, using nutrient rich ingredients to deliver a menu that is complimented with a well-balanced lifestyle

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Israeli street food BalaBite has launched at North Ward Shopping Village, Townsville.

Townsville Bulletin reports “A NEW restaurant and takeaway store has opened its doors in Townsville, bringing a new unique flavour”.

BalaBite features fresh and authentic Israeli street food and a mosaic of flavours.

Stay tuned for more information!

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