Paige Templeman
Humans of Canungra

Paige Templeman

Paige Templeman spent her early years in Hong Kong and then faced her initial post-school years in the midst of a pandemic.  Confident, funny and very honest, even without a plan you get the feeling […]

Pam Moriarty with the Canungra Uniting Church congregation.

Celebrating Sixty Years of Service

When Pam Moriarty walked into church on Sunday 14 November, she thought she was walking into a reunion service that she had helped organise. The truth was, behind the scenes a celebration of over 60 […]

Back row: Cooper Power, Ryder Stevens, James Milham, Oliver Anderson, Cohen Martin, James Dougherty, Callum Honeycombe, William Pickering. Front row: Noah Turner, Mitchell Piacun, Cooper Crook, Jacob Jarvis. Coach: Chris Jarvis. Manager: Kelley Pickering.

Young Owls Take Grand Final

The Canungra Owls Under 12’s team closed out a highly successful and enjoyable season for the whole club by winning their Grand Final against Southport 2-0 on Saturday 16 October.  Played at Broadbeach Soccer Club […]

Tamborine Pterodactyls: Ruby Carr, Maddy Donnelly, Amber Stephenson, Izzy Ellis, Molly Uccetta, Grace Hall, Sienna Simpson, Emily Marazes and coach Nicky Carr. Photo courtesy: Nicky Carr.

Pterodactyls on Top!

A combination of Canungra and Tamborine Mountain players won the Grand Final in the  Hinterland District Netball Association’s  13 years Division C grade. The Tamborine Mountain Pterodactyls finished their season on top, winning the grand […]

Armistice Day Procession 1919 - “Worst Turnout” - Chas Taylor, Arthur Stringfellow and Mick Corcoran. Photo courtesy of Canungra Visitor Information Centre.

Armistice Day and the Spanish Flu

Text taken from the book Canungra Heritage 1879 – 1979 by M Curtis. The 1914 – 1918 War ended abruptly in November 1918 and the news was telephoned to Canungra.   Such was the relief that people celebrated then and […]

Satin Bowerbird in Gwingana Reserve. Photo: Supplied.
Beechmont Buzz

Gwingana Bushland Reserve

The second in our tour of Beechmont Reserves is the Gwingana Bushland Reserve which is a tiny piece of land high up on Gwingana Court.  Until a couple of years ago this reserve appeared to […]

Rankin home on Beechmont, 1904. Ernie Rankin, Mrs George Rankin (snr), WT (Bill) Rankin, Elsie Rankin, Nell Rankin, Ted Berry (Pitt Sawyer). Photo taken by Bob Marsh and used courtesy of Canungra Visitor Information Centre and Rankin family.
Beechmont Buzz

Beechmont Pioneers

Originally from Bundaberg, the Rankin family first selected land on Beechmont in the late 1800s, moving to the area early in the next century. George Rankin (Snr), his wife Maria moved to the area with […]

Monique, Tess and Karen
People and their Pets


You must have seen her, silver faced Tess, gracing the front step of Aussie Lifestyle Properties, watching the increasing Canungra activities, accepting pats and welcoming clients.  Tess, a terrier cross, was adopted by Karen and […]

Norm Graham, Warren Lindsay, Ian Taylor, Graham March, Rod Morcom and David Timmins making possum boxes.

Men’s Shed Saving Wildlife

Local possums will be sleeping better soon with 16 new possum boxes put together by the Canungra Men’s Shed recently. The boxes will assist local wildlife carers to keep possums healthier.  Previous designs have been […]

Mel Brown, Jason Bennett and Scott Elkerton with Acting Principal Grant Stephensen (third from right).

Future Strong at Beaudesert High

Connecting with the community and prioritising student needs underpin the way Grant Stephensen leads Beaudesert High, where he is four months into his role as Acting Principal. He brings with him more than 20 years […]