Nambour Community Centre Open Day a flaming success

Story & Photos by Fiona Croft

New look NCC building

MURAL ARTISTS: Robbie Peters and Indigorose (Debra) Buchannan and Robbie’s children Vanessa and Zeus were excited to present this new artwork and facelift to the people of Nambour Community Centre Where anything is possible . Photo by FIONA CROFT

This year’s winter solstice brought An air of Change celebrating the Nambour Community Centre’s 20th anniversary on Friday 22nd of June 2018, with a new mural, food, fun, song, dance and ritual and it’s fires of friendships theme certainly warmed the hearts of our community.

Manager of the NCC (Nambour Community Centre), Michael Jones said it was a great celebration for the community and exceeded all expectations.

“There was inclusive leadership where everybody rose to make it a success,” Michael said.

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Time to tackle a new skill

If you have ever wanted to learn to play the guitar, now is the time! The Nambour Community Centre will host a beginners guitar group twice a month.

Everyone is welcome to come along whether you have never played a guitar before or you simply want to play along with an enthusiastic group. The group will be held at Nambour Community Centre (2 Shearer Street, Nambour) the first and third Tuesday of the month from 1-2.30pm.

Bring your own guitar or chat to event organiser Ana if you don’t have one. Other instruments and percussion instruments are also welcome.

No experience is necessary, just bring a desire and patience to learn together. Teachers are also welcome to come along and share their skills. Tea and coffee is also provided.

Contact Nambour Community Centre’s community development worker Ana on 0407 165 308 or for more information.

AGM welcomes new management committee

Nambour Community Centre held it’s Annual General Meeting on Monday (16 October) with a great turn out from the local community.

Local Councillor Greg Rogerson and Labor Candidate Justin Raethel were among the special guests who came along to celebrate a successful year of creating, assisting and supporting the community. All program leaders shared their highlights of the year, which included the Behind the Heart art exhibition and the International Women’s Day festival.

The NCC community said farewell and thank you to long-time committee member Chris Gillham who has served as treasurer since 2010/11 and secretary Robbie Murray. The new management committee were welcomed on the night. Lawrence Seiuli returns as chairperson, Beniah Douma as treasurer and Nikita King and Deborah Moseley will share the role of secretary. Alastair Boysen, Michael Knight, Lyndall Hulme and Sarah Harmon make up the ordinary committee members.

Guests were treated to a delicious dinner of arepas and empanadas prepared by Authentic Latin Street Food. Those game, also indulged in a spot of community bingo to get to know each other just a little bit better.

Everyone is Welcome at the Suicide Prevention Working Group

The Nambour Community Centre is proud to host the Nambour and District Suicide Prevention Working Group on Tuesday 19 September.

This is a chance to be part of and to play an important role in this local community initiative. Attendees will learn how they can make a difference within the community as well as share ideas and develop local community initiatives and activities to prevent suicide.

This is not a counselling or support group, but a community initiative to work toward suicide prevention in our community.

Everyone is welcome to attend the working group on Tuesday 19 September from 9-10.30am at the Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour.

Anyone needing more information can phone Shine Jang on 5441 4724 or email or Helen Shearn on 0451 307 560 or email

The  Nambour and District Suicide Prevention Working Group is part of the Hinterland and Sunshine Coast Suicide Prevention Network.


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