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Zarraffa’s Coffee brews up support for Sunshine Coast not-for-profit cafe

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Sunshine Coast Zarraffa’s Coffee franchise owner, Terry Bambury, is generously donating nearly $20,000 worth of in-kind support each year to the Caloundra-based not-for-profit coffee shop, Café on George, which is run by STEPS Group. The support includes the provision of premium high quality coffee beans and syrups, enabling the café to make significant operating cost … Continued

APP’s voluntary administration highlights the lack of forward thinking by government, says Food Frontier CEO

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In a regional area where employment and value-added industries are essential, it’s disappointing that a significant manufacturing plant has announced its potential closure after eight years of operations. Horsham based Australian Plant Proteins (APP) went into voluntary administration at the end of June. The largest of three commercial-scale plant-protein fractionation facilities in Australia, APP is … Continued

Santa Takes Time Out on Tamborine Mountain for Christmas in July

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Santa Claus has been spotted on Tamborine Mountain   While he’s six months early for Christmas, locals say he’s a regular at this time, celebrating Christmas in July around the Mountain. In fact, cafes, restaurants and accommodation providers have all launched their Santa Specials for July, with Dig IT, Australia’s first mini-excavator park even renaming their … Continued

Wilmar’s Staffing Crisis Worsens

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Beleaguered Sugar Giant Wilmar received another blow today as two more staff with more than 14 years’ experience each handed their notice in at the Invicta mill. These latest departures come as a direct result of Wilmar’s low wages and will leave Wilmar’s largest mill critically short staffed. One Wilmar worker at Invicta, who asked not to be … Continued

It’s Truffle Thyme at Bacchus!

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  It’s Truffle Thyme at Bacchus! Unearth this flavour-filled gift from the land for a limited time   When the mercury falls, foodies around the country know it’s Truffle Time. To celebrate this earthy, rich, flavour-filled culinary enigma, Bacchus Restaurant has announced the return of its acclaimed Truffle Degustation.   Truffle season in Australia is … Continued

Driving down industrial decarbonisation

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On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is helping Australian businesses cut emissions with a tranche of studies to investigate how they can incorporate renewable energy solutions.  ARENA is providing a total of $1.98 million in grants directly to 10 businesses that are looking to contribute to Australia’s emissions reduction … Continued