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At northlakes.com.au we aim to bring you an array of useful information, not only on all things North Lakes but on life in general.

So with that goal in mind we have acquired some accomplished writers to provide an interesting read. Enjoy!

Coffee Hit, the new North Lakes Café that has raised the bar

by Coffee Hit North Lakes | Jun 20, 2017

Coffee Hit is Westfield North Lakes latest food & caffeine hub, boasting a trendy, tantalising menu prepared fresh in their kitchen by their chef and specialty coffee roasting brewing up world class coffee from beans roasted on-site. Their baristas are trained to competition level and grind your coffee to order both of which are first’s in the local café market.

Nestled in Westfield’s new extension this funky café conjures a Melbourne laneway feel with colourful graffiti artwork, instore roasting and with a small selection of coffee making equipment, beans and accessories for sale. The crop beans are sourced by the Coffee Hit team direct from growers around the world to delight discerning coffee lovers. 

Coffee Hit North Lakes has quickly become known and loved by locals for their free, inspiring Knowledge Hit events. The Knowledge Hit series has so far seen Erin Sampson (09 World Latte Art Champion) teach the crowd how to create incredible coffee art, while Craig Simon ...

Easter Weekend Trading Hours For North Lakes and Mango Hill Major Retailers

by northlakes.com.au | Apr 12, 2017

Trading Hours for North Lakes Shops

If you're staying local for the Easter long weekend, you will find below the public holiday trading hours for major retailers in North Lakes and Mango Hill from Good Friday 14th April through to Easter Monday 17th April 2017. 

Westfield Shopping Centre Trading Hours 

Store opening times are subject to change & trading hours are at the individual retailer’s discretion. Theatres, restaurants and department stores often operate different hours. Please call the store directly before visiting. View retailers with different hours below.

Friday 14 April - CLOSED

Saturday 15 April - 9am - 5pm

Sunday 16 April - 10am - 5pm

Monday 17 April - 10am - 5pm

Woolworths North Lakes Westfield Trading Hours 

Friday 14 April - CLOSED

Saturday 15 April - 8am - 6pm

Sunday 16 April - 9am - 6pm

Monday 17 April - 9am - 6pm

Coles North Lakes Westfield and Mango Hill Market Place Trading Hours 

Friday 14 April - CLOSED

Saturday 15 April - 8am ...

North Lakes Community Urged To Help Puppies Reach Their Potential

by Petbarn North Lakes | Apr 12, 2017

Seeing eye dog fundraising with Petbarn North Lakes

For many of us the thought of losing our vision is not only frightening but something unimaginable. But in reality, there are an estimated 350,000 Australians who are blind or have low vision, many of those who would love the assistance of a seeing eye dog. To help make this possible, The Pet Foundation have teamed up with Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) to kick off a major fundraising appeal.

The SEDA Appeal, which launched across Petbarn stores nationally on Monday 20 March will run for a total of six weeks, with the aim to raise $700,000 to cover the costs of training 14 Seeing Eye Dogs.

The Pet Foundation and SEDA are urging locals to dig deep and show their support for this worthy cause by simply visiting their local North Lakes Petbarn store and making a donation towards the Appeal. For those who can’t make it in store, a contribution can be made online by visiting www.petbarn.com.au/seda....

Tell The Easter Bunny Not To Share

by Petbarn North Lakes | Apr 05, 2017

Dog friendly treats for easter by Petbarn North Lakes - North Lakes community

Experts at Petbarn North Lakes are urging locals to be selfish and keep their chocolate treats for themselves this Easter, with only pet-specific treats to be given to their beloved four-legged friends.

“Pets are like any other member of our family, however it’s important to remember that chocolate can actually be toxic to our little friends. We recommend planning ahead and buying your beloved pet some specific treats that you can offer them over Easter. If you give them your chocolate you may risk a visit to the vet – which can be expensive mistake to make over the long weekend when your normal veterinarian clinic may not be open,” said Bec Lill, Store Manager from Petbarn North Lakes.

In addition to being a chocolate-filled season, Easter is also a time when many Australian families head off for a long weekend away, which can be either very exciting or stressful for some pets.

“Most pets enjoy a routine, so taking ...

Hop Into Bunnings North Lakes For Easter Family Fun

by Bunnings North Lakes | Mar 29, 2017

Easter Family Fun at Bunnings North Lakes

With one of the most egg-citing times of year almost upon us, Bunnings Warehouse North Lakes is inviting local residents to hop to their local free Easter Family Night on Thursday 6th April for an egg-cellent celebration.

The annual Easter Family Night will include entertainment and activities for the whole family, including an Easter egg hunt, Kids D.I.Y. Workshops, light refreshments and a special visit from the Easter bunny!

Bunnings Warehouse North Lakes Complex Manager Kristen O'Callaghan said the Easter Family Night is always a great chance for the family to enjoy time together and celebrate the upcoming school holidays. 

“The team love seeing local families, friends and many familiar faces enjoy our Easter celebrations. Easter themed Kids D.I.Y. Workshops are a great chance for kids to get creative, and for the entire family to have a fun night out,” said Kristen.

Bookings are recommended so please contact Bunnings Warehouse North Lakes to reserve your spot.

See more event info here.

Easter workshops for the family at Bunnings North Lakes

Thanks North Lakes For Voting The Australian Red Cross For Grill’d Local Matters

by northlakes.com.au | Mar 02, 2017

Grilld Local Matters Bottle caps

Australian Red Cross has been hailed a true blue Aussie hero by Grill’d North Lakes customers, winning $30,000 towards implementing its services across Australia.

Australian Red Cross will use the vital funding to continue to make a positive difference to the local community and across Queensland, from supporting the important work undertaken by Australian Red Cross volunteers every day to the mentoring of young parents; directing homeless youths to support services; delivering driver training programs to young people and connecting Indigenous youth to education and training.

“The funds gained through the Grill’d Local Matters initiative will make a positive difference to Australian Red Cross local community programs which reach deep into Queensland communities, helping people draw on their strengths as individuals and together,” Australian Red Cross Corporate Development Manager, Danielle Griffin said

More than 1.5 million fans of the healthy burger restaurants contributed to supporting local service groups, with 46 out of 123 restaurants across Australia voting for the Australian ...

Alice In North Lakes - A Magical Adventure Under The Stars

by northlakes.com.au | Feb 22, 2017

North Lakes Movie in the park - Alice through the looking glass - North Lakes Town Park North Lakes Whats onFollow Alice through the looking glass and discover a world of mad hatters, Cheshire cats, queens and time travel devices when Moreton Bay Regional Council hosts a free Movie in the Park on Saturday, February 25 at North Lakes Town Common.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 4 Councillor Julie Greer said following local movie in the parks and splash ‘n’ movies across the region, council would now have a special screening at North Lakes of the 2016 fantasy adventure film Alice Through the Looking Glass.

“It all kicks off at 4pm with plenty of pre-movie entertainment and drinks, popcorn and fairy floss up for grabs before the movie screening at 7pm,” Cr Greer said.

“There will also be a sausage sizzle raising funds for local community groups.

Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to the classic tale Alice in Wonderland, which sees Alice return to Wonderland and embark on a journey through time to save her friend, the iconic Mad Hatter ...

Time To Shed Puppy Fat: Search Is On For North Lakes’ Most Overweight Pets

by Petbarn North Lakes | Feb 15, 2017

Petbarn North Lakes Pet Biggest Loser - Pet Obesity cahllenge

Got a mate with a pudgy dog or cat that needs a hand shedding the unwanted kilos?

Petbarn is putting out an open call and is encouraging North Lakes’ locals to enter their pets for the ‘Petbarn’s Biggest Pet Loser’ challenge which aims to help Aussie pets and their owners to lose weight and improve their fitness, health and wellbeing.

With 41%1 of Australian dogs estimated to be overweight, this challenge is a move to shed light on pet obesity and will see ten shortlisted pets and their owners go on a 12-week fitness journey with Greencross Vets and celebrity trainer, Sam Wood respectively.

By registering on www.petbarnbiggestpetloser.com.au, North Lakes’ locals and their pets can go into the running to participate in the challenge and the chance to win a $2,000 Petbarn voucher and $1,000 cash.

The chosen pet participants will be provided with a customised health and nutrition plan by Greencross Vets and the pet owner ...

Save A Life Award Presented To Local Hero In North Lakes

by Asset Training Australia | Dec 15, 2016

Phys Collins Presented with Save A Life Award after applying Assett Training CPR training

Previous student of North Lakes training organisation Asset Training Australia, Rhys Collins was presented with a Save a Life Award on December 7th.

In an incident earlier in the year Rhys was returning home from work when his elderly neighbour confronted him in hysterics in his driveway stating that her friend had fallen over and was now unconscious and not breathing.

Rhys recalls the incident, "When I got there he was lying on the gravel driveway and the daylight was fading quickly, he had no pulse, he definitely wasn't breathing and yeah, he was really cold and blue... he was gone."

Mr Collins who had just completed his refresher in First Aid with Asset Training Australia a few days earlier, didn’t hesitate to perform CPR for around 8 minutes until the man’s colour returned and had begun breathing again. Shortly after the Emergency Services arrived and took him to hospital in a stable condition.

After hearing the ...

DIY Christmas Decoration Door Mat

by Bunnings North Lakes DIY team | Dec 09, 2016

Bunnings North Lakes DIY Christmas Decoration Door Mat - North Lakes Community Blog (1)

Tools:

  • Paint Brush

Materials:

  • Door Mat
  • Masking Tape
  • 75ml Light Green Craft Paint
  • 75ml Burnt Umber Craft Paint

Safety tip: It’s a good idea to supervise your kids during this project, especially while they’re painting.

All tools & materials are available at your local Bunnings Warehouse.

Steps:

Step 1.Tape up your mat

Lay your door mat on a table or workbench and use the masking tape to make different sized triangles. Spread them out across the mat in a pattern or randomly.

Bunnings North Lakes DIY Christmas Decoation Door Mat - North Lakes Community Blog (2)

Step 2. Paint your tree tops

Once your triangles are all taped up, you’re ready to start painting the tree tops. Colour in all your triangles with the green craft paint. When the paint is dry, you can peel off the tape. 

Bunnings North Lakes DIY Christmas Decoration Door Mat - North Lakes Community Blog (3)

Step 3. Paint the tree trunks

Use the brown paint to create your tree trunks under each tree. You don’t need tape for this, just line them up in the middle of your triangle and paint a square. ...

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