Thanks to a grant from the Mackay Regional Council, the FHPA Inc is carrying out a communications project. Check out this video for a quick roundup of what's happening...
The avenue of mango trees planted in front of the heritage listed railway station in Finch Hatton was originally intended as living memorials for the young servicemen who were lost from this region during WW1. Each tree represents an individual soldier, sailor or airman. These trees are a part of similar plantings that span the Mackay Eungella Road from Mackay out through the valley.
Some of the memorial drive trees themselves have perished over the last 100 years due to accident, storm or lack of proper attention. One, accidentally removed from Pinnacle, has now been replaced by the monument that stands beside the Pinnacle Pub.
Proudly they stand in our town and remind us - Lest We Forget
Who is responsible?
Opinions abound and excuses made, whether it be from Community or Council. But it really depends on how we want to live. It depends on the values we hold dearest and it depends on how we honour our past and look to our future.
LATEST UPDATE FROM THE COUNCIL: 1. The mango/green skip will remain in the carpark of Finch Central until the end of mango season. 2. Council is presently sourcing supply of an injection chemical to inhibit fruiting. 3. Council arborist to assess trimming of trees has been prioritized and a visit should occur within next few weeks. 4. A plan for the management of the memorial trees is to be drafted this year by Council Parks and Gardens in consultation with members of FHPA. 5. Council is prepared to accept submission for maintenance equipment that may be required by FHPA under present grant scheme.
The Pied Imperial-Pigeon or commonly called Torres Strait Pigeon ranges from the western Bay of Bengal eastward to the Philippines and south through Indonesia and New Guinea to northern Australia. In northern Australia it is found in the Kimberley's area, in the Northern Territory, across Cape York Peninsula and along the east Queensland coast from Torres Strait south to about Rockhampton.
In Finch Hatton we provide luxurious accommodation for this migratory species. High-rise with magnificent views to the ranges, ecologically friendly housing with a hint of danger and full air-conditioning provided at no extra cost. Easy access to all transport options are found on the main road.
FHPA wish to thank our local MP in Capricornia, Michelle Landry, for providing the printing of this monthly newsletter.
The Finch Hatton Progress Association is calling for nominations for two Youth Ambassadors who will represent the upper Pioneer valley in 2020.
Nominations are being called for young men and women between 16 and 22 years of age to become the young faces in advertising and the young minds in promoting the interests of our youth in the Upper Pioneer Valley for 2020.
All applications, not exceeding one page, should be addressed to - FHPA Youth Ambassador c/- P.O. Finch Hatton 4756
Closing Date 7 December 2019
It is proposed our Ambassadors will:
What FHPA offers in return:
Varying factors can cause these issues but addressing them promptly rather than shrugging it off, can be one of the smartest things you can do for your health.
As growers, if you had issues with your soil and only addressed the symptoms and not get to the root of what’s causing the issue/s, you would not be able to create a healthy stable and regenerative biological system and in turn this may cause bigger issues. The same principles apply to your bodies and health. As a Chiropractor, it’s my job to get to the root of what’s causing the problem not just addressing the symptoms with a ‘quick fix’. This in turn helps your body heal and function at its best - even when it’s under physical pressure.
Pain is not normal or something you ‘just put up with’.
For growers or anyone in a physically demanding job, regular chiropractic care makes sense. It keeps the spine healthy and the body moving as it should. It is a simple, natural and effective way to help your body function correctly.