This acreage home comes with its own private rainforest

first_img9 St Michael Court, RangewoodFANCY a walk in the park? This one-acre property has got you covered in more ways than one.A love for gardening and wildlife has seen the owners of 9 St Michael Court, Rangewood, turn their beloved home into a nature lovers’ delight that includes what is believed to be Townsville’s own private man-made rainforest retreat.It’s certainly not something you’d expect to find in a suburb with a bush-like setting.Owners Bill and Margo Morris said they purchased the property 12 years ago, with the vision to create an exclusive lifestyle for themselves and their extended family. 9 St Michael Court, Rangewood“When we bought this property, there was nothing out the back,” Ms Morris said. “Bill created it all. He was the one with the vision, which is funny, because he was never really a gardener.“He would come home from work, we’d turn the flood lights on, and he’d be out there, moving dirt and creating what you see here today, including the rainforest.With lush lawns, two waterfalls, two ponds populated by goldfish and a huge gazebo among it all, lovers of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden will never want to leave. There are even possums and kookaburras to feed. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 20209 St Michael Court, RangewoodThe exclusive property is now listed for sale at an unmissable price of $725,000 and includes a modern and well cared-for two-level home that includes a master-suite, privately situated above the other three bedrooms and living areas.A large ensuite with a double-bowl vanity complements the master bedroom, while the main bathroom for the three lower bedrooms is also large, airy and situated beside a shaded courtyard.The three tiled, internal living areas are semi open plan in design and give a free-flowing feeling of space, especially with the high ceilings. 9 St Michael Court, RangewoodThe home is fully air-conditioned with split systems. Outside, the entertainment area is outstanding. A large tiled patio is located beside a big pool with beautifully landscaped surrounds.The property is fully serviced by town water, a bore and sprinkler systems.The three-bay shed is styled in the American barn style and has a mezzanine floor for extra storage and there’s a powered container also if you need more storage. 9 St Michael Court, RangewoodMs Morris said the decision to sell was made with a heavy heart.“Bill isn’t well and the house and garden is becoming too much for him to manage,” she said.“So we’re going down to Harris Crossing to a much smaller block. “It’s been a tough decision to make and I do worry about the property and hope we’ll find a buyer who will love it and care for it as much as we have.”last_img read more

Nutritionist calls for drastic measures to prevent non-communicable diseases

first_img Share 14 Views   no discussions LocalNews Nutritionist calls for drastic measures to prevent non-communicable diseases by: – April 12, 2012 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Public Health Nutritionist, Miss Paula Trotter Local nutritionist Paula Trotter had announced that if drastic measures are not taken to fight non-communicable diseases in Dominica, the country’s economy will suffer.Trotter delivered the feature address at the 11th Biennial Conference of the Dominica Association of Teachers at the Garraway Hotel on Wednesday, under the theme “Teacher confronting the scourge of non-communicable diseases”.She explained through a PowerPoint presentation, that there is an increase in non communicable diseases on the island which should not be viewed only as health problem.Trotter noted however that these diseases undermine the country’s capacity to achieve progress hence the need for action.“At the individual and family level, NCD’s lower productivity, and damage medium to long-term economic prospects. The impact of these diseases at a national level is of considerable concern”.According to a Trotter, new estimates indicate that management and treatment of these diseases place a great economic burden on countries.“This burden is already a serious drain on existing health budgets. Here in Dominica, almost a quarter of the ministry of health’s budget is spent on the treatment and management of the NCD’s” she explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

New deal for Shelvey

first_img Shelvey made 69 appearances for Liverpool after joining them from Charlton as an 18-year-old but over half of those were as a substitute. His solitary international cap came during his time at Liverpool in a World Cup qualifier against San Marino in October 2012, although England manager Roy Hodgson called him into a squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers with San Marino and Estonia last October. “The main reason I left Liverpool was to play games,” said Shelvey. “Luckily, I’ve found a club that is a superb place to play your football. “I’ve not regretted the move once since I left, and now I’ve signed for four more years I can’t wait to kick on. “The way we play gives me confidence to play to my ability. You will see a few changes in terms of the way we play this season. “The manager is constantly onto us and there will be a few changes, but it will be a lot better for the club.” Press Association Shelvey, 23 and capped once by England, has made 77 appearances and scored nine goals since joining Swansea from Liverpool for £5million in the summer of 2013. “The midfielder had two years left on his original deal but has penned fresh terms that will see him remain at the Liberty until the summer of June 2019,” read a statement on the official Swansea website. Jonjo Shelvey has signed a new four-year contract at Swansea, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The new contract represents a remarkable turnaround in fortune for Shelvey who was told to “wise up” by Swansea manager Garry Monk last December after he had collected seven bookings and a red card in the first half of the season. Monk said he would not tolerate Shelvey’s “laziness” any more but the Londoner responded in the right manner and was a first-team fixture as Swansea secured their best ever Premier League finish of eighth with a record points total. Now Shelvey, who had two years remaining on his existing deal and married former pop star Daisy Evans this summer, has pledged his long-term future to Swansea. “It’s been on the cards for a few weeks and I’m glad to get the papers signed so I can now concentrate on my football,” Shelvey told his club’s official website. “When my agent mentioned it to me I said ‘when can we get it signed?’ “It’s an honour and privilege to sign for another four years at Swansea and give the fans back the support they’ve shown in me. “I feel I’ve got better. I thought I did well in my first year. I didn’t start off too well last season – I had a sticky patch – but at the back end of last season I really kicked on. “Hopefully I can get my head down in pre-season and hit the ground running for the start of the Premier League.” last_img read more