The Reject Shop to Open New North Lakes Outlet at Westfield

Discount retailer The Reject Shop is set to expand its presence in southeast Queensland with the opening of a new outlet in North Lakes later this month.

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The store will be located at Westfield North Lakes, directly opposite Woolworths, and is scheduled to open on June 27. This new addition is part of The Reject Shop’s broader expansion plan, which includes another new store in Park Ridge.

The North Lakes store is currently undergoing its final fit-out stages, with a spokesperson confirming that it will match the size and extensive product range of the chain’s other 380-plus locations across Australia. 

The reject shop
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This store’s launch will also coincide with the introduction of The Reject Shop’s new homewares line, Secret Garden, promising customers fresh and exciting products.

Regional Manager Nick Barker highlighted the significant role the North Lakes store will play in the local community, particularly during a period marked by rising cost-of-living pressures. He said they are looking forward to their new store assisting the local community in reducing their weekly shopping bill.

The Reject Shop
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The new North Lakes store will offer substantial savings on a wide variety of products and create dozens of jobs for local residents. The Reject Shop’s extensive product range includes well-known brands such as Cadbury, Tresemme, Pepsi, Omo, Finish, Scrub Daddy, and Schmackos. 

In addition to these household names, the store will feature a broad selection of cleaning and household necessities, a new pet range that has become popular among pet owners, and unique items for various occasions and holidays, from parties to Halloween, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Christmas.

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At The Reject Shop, customers can find everything they need for any room in the house, from storage solutions to kitchenware, garden supplies, hardware, and toys. This comprehensive offering is designed to cater to the diverse needs of everyday shoppers, making it a go-to destination for budget-conscious consumers.

Published 5-June-2024

Closed for Good: Blue Diamond Hair Co Shutters North Lakes, Other Brisbane Locations

Blue Diamond Hair Co, a salon with locations in Brisbane including one in North Lakes, has abruptly closed its doors, leaving customers in the lurch. 

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The business, which branded itself as “redefining luxury,” first opened at Logan Hyperdome in 2021 and expanded to the Westfield Garden City and Westfield North Lakes in 2022. 

Blue Diamond offered not just hair services but also spray tanning, beauty treatments, and even teeth whitening. However, both the North Lakes and Garden City salons closed in January 2024 without any notice to customers. The closures extended to the other Brisbane locations as well, with the Logan Hyperdome salon’s final day being February 21.

Photo credit: Blue Diamond Hair Co/Facebook 

The shutdown was a surprise to loyal customers, some of whom had deposits with the North Lakes salon. One frustrated regular said so many people have paid a deposit and it isn’t being returned.

Another customer had just begun looking into Blue Diamond’s services, booking her first appointment last month complete with an online deposit. However, she got a text that the booking was cancelled, but they wouldn’t answer any calls or emails. She explained that she had no response at all from the owners.

Photo credit: Si Vi/Google Maps 

Whilst the North Lakes shopping centre has acknowledged Blue Diamond’s departure, they claim to have been given no reason for why the tenants vacated. The company’s website remains active, but their social media pages are silent on the closures. However, the business is listed as “permanently closed” on Google.

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As news of the shutdown spreads, more and more customers with unused deposits and pre-paid packages are realising they may never get refunded by the Blue Diamond Hair Co business they once frequented.

Published 14-March-2024

Westfield North Lakes Hosts ‘Little Dreamers’ for School Holiday Fun

As the school holidays approach, Westfield North Lakes is gearing up to host a week of exciting and educational activities for families to enjoy, beginning with the “Little Dreamers” program.

The “Little Dreamers” program is designed to provide a range of daily activities that cater to children’s creativity and self-expression. Each day brings a new and exciting DIY project, including the creation of dream jars, friendship bracelets, and more. 

The program runs from Monday to Sunday, 18 to 24 Sept 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The children will be given a chance to engage in various DIY activities aimed at developing fine motor skills and promoting mindfulness. It will also encourage the children to unleash their creativity and develop essential skills while having a great time.

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The activities are not only entertaining but also serve as an opportunity for kids to bond with their peers and make new friends. Parents can rest assured that their children are engaged in safe and supervised activities while enjoying their time at Westfield North Lakes.

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In addition to the “Little Dreamers” program, Westfield North Lakes is also participating in a “Waste and Recycling Education Program” in partnership with Moreton Bay Council. This initiative runs from Saturday to Friday, 16 to 22 Sept 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Families visiting the pop-up will have the chance to learn more about waste and recycling in the Moreton Bay region, and children can play problem-solving games to enhance their understanding of recyclable materials.

Westfield North Lakes continues to be a hub for family-friendly activities and events, providing a diverse range of experiences for its local community. For the school holidays, families can look forward to a week filled with creativity, learning, and fun!

Published 14-Sept-2023

The Handmade Expo Unveils New Store at Westfield North Lakes

After the runaway success of its pop-up outlet, The Handmade Expo will open a new store at Westfield North Lakes.

On Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022, at 9:00 a.m. look for the new store between Woolworths and Big W as The Handmade Expo holds its grand opening day. The pop-up kiosk near Target, however, will still be up so shoppers have two accessible choices to enjoy handmade heaven! 

Here are some of the creative items you can expect at the new store:

Selvedge and Bias 

Selvedge and Bias comes from expert needlewoman Debra Verrall, who makes lovely handbags, pouches, clutches, and other sewn items. She also runs an Etsy Australia store for online purchases. 

Selvedge and Bias Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: TheHandmadeExpoPopUpShop/Facebook
Selvedge and Bias Handmade Expo
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Laser Art Australia

Laser Art Australia has a range of unique, ready-made home decorations featuring laser work and wood art in single or multi-layered creations. The artist also accepts personalised and bespoke orders. Check out her website for more. 

Laser Art Australia Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Laser Art Australia/Facebook
Laser Art Australia Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Laser Art Australia official site

Lily Grace Giftware 

Lily Grace Giftware offers a huge range of gift items, homeware and kitchenware to choose from. She may also customised orders. Learn more from her official site

Lily Grace Giftware Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Lily Grace Giftware/Facebook
Lily Grace Giftware Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Lily Grace Giftware/Facebook

Wild About Clay

Wild About Clay features beautiful pottery to add the perfect touch to the home or could be given as a gorgeous gift. The artist behind this store is Linda. Chat with her at the new Handmade Expo store.

Wild About Clay Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: TheHandmadeExpoPopUpShop/Facebook
Wild About Clay Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: TheHandmadeExpoPopUpShop/Facebook
The Handmade Expo Grand Opening Day
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Zyllion has been a regular at the VEND Marketplace for some years. The handmade shop offers brooches, earrings, hair accessories and home decorations in fun and quirky designs. Visit the official store online

Zyllion Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Zyllion/Facebook
Zyllion Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Zyllion/Facebook

Bumble and Oshie

Bumble and Oshie makes beautiful handmade baby wraps, pram pegs, blankets, and bassinet liners in prints that mothers will love. Visit their website for more of their products. 

Bumble and Oshie Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Bumble and Oshie/Facebook
Bumble and Oshie Handmade Expo
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Heavenly Designs 

Heavenly Designs offers gorgeous tutus for kids, to funny tees, as well as a fabulous handmade range of reading cushions and so much more! Connect with the shop on Facebook

Heavenly Designs Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Heavenly Designs/Facebook
Heavenly Designs Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Heavenly Designs/Facebook

Handmade Soaps from AnnieMac

Handmade Soaps from AnnieMac offer absolutely sweet-smelling handmade soaps that feel fabulous on the skin. Find her stall at the new location in Westfield North Lakes.

Handmade Soaps from AnnieMac Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: TheHandmadeExpoPopUpShop/Facebook
Handmade Soaps from AnnieMac Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: TheHandmadeExpoPopUpShop/Facebook

Love Slimes Co

Love Slimes Co makes quality handmade slime and sensory toys that will delight the children. These sensory toys are for anxiety release also and to aid the kids in discovering and thinking outside the box without using technology. Visit their official site. 

Love Slimes Co Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Love Slimes Co/Facebook
Love Slimes Co Handmade Expo
Photo Credit: Love Slimes Co/Facebook

Follow The Handmade Expo on Facebook for updates on what items are still coming to the store and the pop-up. 

Westfield North Lakes Hosts Free Christmas Activities

Visitors and regulars at Westfield North Lakes are excited about the upcoming festive celebration as it treats children and adults to fun-filled activities that are scheduled in the weeks leading to Christmas. There will be free Christmas Carols serenading shoppers every Friday of the week, for both parents and kids to enjoy, whilst free Christmas Workshops are being held from the 6th until the 14th of December for ages 16 years old and above.

On top of all that, Santa is in town and it isn’t even Christmas yet!

Free Christmas Carols on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd of December at the Laneway

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There will also be roaming Christmas characters, including an appearance by both Santa Claus and Mrs Claus.

These events are FREE. Those who are interested to attend should simply BOOK SEATS at any of the restaurants in the Laneway to secure a favourable spot for the whole family for the night.

These are the participating restaurants:

Restaurant Menu
Beach House Bar & Grill Steaks & seafood to burgers & salad, beer, wine, spirits & delicious cocktails from the bar
Grill’d Healthy burgers with only the highest quality and premium ingredients from local suppliers
Guzman Y Gomez Latin food
Kinn Thai Restaurant Thai food and cocktails, and wines
Movenpick Ice Cream Creamy ice cream, smooth sorbets, homemade cornets, hot drinks, and refreshing smoothies
Noodle Haus Traditional rice and noodle Chinese dishes
Oi Sushi Japanese food
San Churro Best of Spanish chocolate and Hot Chocolate, Churros, and other traditional Spanish sweets.
Schnitz Real schnitzels made fresh-to-order, hand dipped in egg wash, coated in crumbs, and pan cooked until golden brown
The Groove Train Local breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert
Lone Star Rib House Slow-cooked ribs, burgers or hot dogs


 Christmas Craft Workshops

Credit: Westfield North Lakes Facebook

Participants can take advantage of the event by crafting their very own Christmas gifts for friends and families. Workshops range from crafting hand lettered tags, hand lettered greeting cards, and hand lettered wooden ornaments. Please note however that links on how to books for each of the workshop are being released a day before the following dates. It is highly advisable to check from the website from time to time.

Date Workshop Time
6 December Hand-Lettered Gift Tags


Only 20 people per session

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

7 December Hand-Lettered Wooden Ornaments 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

11 December Hand-Lettered Gift Tags 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

12 December Hand-Lettered Greeting Cards 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 am, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
13 December Hand-Lettered Wooden Ornaments 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 am, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
14 December Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 am, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


North Lakes Continues to Bloom

Since becoming a suburb in 2006, North Lakes has continued to experience a flourishing commercial development and continued increase in population. The community has now become more diverse in culture and language. Both big and small businesses are being developed in the neighbourhood. It has also become an emerging lifestyle destination with different weekly events to enjoy.

North Lakes
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Big commercial developments are attracted to the region. The number of supermarket and grocery stores have reached 271. There are also 256 cafes and restaurants at present. The Westfield Shopping complex, which opened in 2003, has more than 4,900 car parks and 80 specialty shops. It is also the location of both the only Costco and the second IKEA flagship store in Queensland.

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The firms behind Fortitude Valley’s James Street and Southport’s Brickwork developments are also working on the Laguna North Lakes just opposite the Westfield. It is slated to become the retail and entertainment destination in the suburb. It is designed with an outdoor shopping precinct, alfresco restaurants, office spaces that are for lease, a lagoon style pool, aquatic facilities, and a hotel with 140 rooms.

Laguna North Lakes
Credit: Laguna North Lakes Facebook

Lifestyle destinations are booming in the suburb as well. The Fruit and Deli Co. will celebrate its second year at North Lakes Westfield in November.

The Fruit and Deli Co
Credit: The Fruit and Deli Co Facebook

The SkinKandy, a safe piercing shop for the whole family, has just opened this week at Westfield.

Credit: SkinKandy North Lakes Facebook

The Hairhouse Warehouse, run by professionals in cutting, styling and caring for all types of hair, opens on 28 October.

Hairhouse Warehouse
Credit: Hairhouse Warehouse Facebook Page

There are currently 5,914 families in North Lakes, more than half of them with children. Family-friendly events are held regularly and enjoy a healthy attendance among the community.

  • Every first Thursday of the month, for instance, North Lakes Library welcomes kids, ages 9-12, to share and discuss books among themselves.
  • Families are welcome to attend a free CPR class every last Monday of every month.
  • Every Saturday in Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, children can learn traditional Chinese culture through workshops on lantern making, paper cutting, and Metaphysica collages.
  • Adult members of the families are treated to live music performances every Sunday afternoons at the North Lakes Resort and Golf Club.
  • On Monday and Friday mornings, with the exemption of public holidays, free specialist advice is given at Embrace Life’s Child Health Clinic.

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All these are not surprising given the continued boom in the suburb. According to the recently released ABS Census, there are already 21,000 people in North Lakes at present. This is a 40 percent jump from the statistics back in 2011. The data also reflects a diverse background among North Lakes residents. The demographics indicate settlers from New Zealand, England, South Africa, India, and the Philippines. The most spoken language, aside from English, is Afrikaans, followed by Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, and Tagalog.

North Lakes
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Among the northern suburbs of Brisbane, North Lakes seems truly one of the places to be.

Officeworks North Lakes Sells on a 10-year Lease-Back with a Record-Setting Yield

The newly-opened Officeworks in North Lakes has been sold on a 10-year lease-back for $7.093 million, reflecting a record 4.8 percent yield. The sale is believed to be the new national benchmark yield for a freestanding Officeworks shop.

Officeworks , one of the leading retailers and suppliers of office products in Australia, recently opened their 165th store in North Lakes to the public last 30th of June and was officially launched on the 6th of July.


Strategic Location

North Lakes Aerial Image
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The sale was closed to a private Melbourne-based investor that was represented by Joel Wald of MMJ Real Estate. Savills agents Peter Tyson and Jon Tyson facilitated the sale in behalf of Officeworks Limited.

The sale attracted more than 180 separate enquiries and multiple offers across Australia. Officeworks’ single tenant investment attribute sparked the hot sale competition.

“… New single tenant investments with long lease security and blue-chip covenants such as Officeworks are highly sought after by the marketplace due to their bond-like attributes,” Peter Tyson said.

Photo credit: Bunnings Warehouse

Officework’s location in the North Lakes Business Park is viewed as strategic due to the rapid growth of the North Lakes area, something that has retailers lining up to be in the precinct. According to Mr. Tyson, the list of retailers includes Queensland’s Costco Wholesale outlet, Queensland’s biggest Bunnings Warehouse, and the IKEA store located near the Westfield Chermside. North Lakes is fast becoming a booming epicentre of urbanisation.


North Lakes as a Fast Growing Suburb in Queensland

According to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), North Lakes is the fastest growing suburb in Queensland and the fourth in Australia, expanding by nearly 40 percent over the course of five years.

In recent years, North Lakes has seen several significant developments. Ever since Bunnings, Costco Warehouse, IKEA, and Westfield North Lakes began operating, the North Lakes Business Park has been a big source of jobs. Adding to the market is Officeworks that also opened its doors to employment this year.

These infrastructure developments appeal to many people. North Lakes’ location just 25 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and excellent transport access make it a popular destination, with the suburb seeing a large number of centre visits each year.

North Lakes also has the highest number of house sales in the Brisbane region for the year to date, as Corelogic data shows. Home values have grown in the past five years with a median house price of $478,000.

It’s no surprise that North Lakes is enjoying dynamic growth. It seems that developers in the area make sure that there are enough developments every year to supply the needs of the growing suburb.

“… North Lakes is one of Australia’s largest and most successful master planned communities, and has become the epicentre of the high-growth urban corridor north of Brisbane,” Mr. Tyson said.

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As if to drive home the point, Laguna North Lakes, a $250 million mixed-use development project, is expected to open in late 2017.

Activities & Events for the Whole Family this Spring

North Lakes will be filled with activities and events for the whole family this Spring. Here are some of the events in North Lakes to watch out for.

Until Friday, 29 September

Safari Adventure

Tickets: FREE

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Venue: Westfield North Lakes

Photo credit: Westfield North Lakes/Facebook

Westfield North Lakes transformed an area of the shopping centre into a realistic safari with life-sized animatronic jungle animals, such as lions, apes, and tigers. The animatronic jungle animals at Westfield North Lakes move and roar, just like real animals in the wild.

The safari can be explored at your own leisure or you can join the guided tour that leaves the Centre Court every 20 minutes. This can be a family activity that both the parents and the kids will enjoy. All kids should strictly be under the supervision of parents or guardians.

While waiting, the kids can explore creativity with some free safari craft to fill in the time. Kids can also join the “Colouring In Competition”, a colouring competition that will run until the 1st of October. The kids can pick up a safari themed colouring page in the Australian Geographic store and submit it back on or before the closing date. Five winners will be awarded five $20 gift voucher from Australian Geographic.


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Until Monday, 2 October

IKEA — School Holiday Fun

Tickets: FREE

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Venue: IKEA North Lakes

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IKEA North Lakes will help celebrate spring with free fun activities for the whole family throughout the school holidays. There will be workshops on how to create spin art, cute critters pencil holders, snow globes, and masks. You can drop in anytime between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Bookings are not required for most of the activities. However, here are some of the activities that need bookings.

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 26 & 27 September – Science Experiments with Professor JellyBean
  • Saturday, 30 September & Sunday, 1 October – DIY Macramé Hanger


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Until Monday, 2 October

Family Movies

Tickets: Varies

Time: Varies

Venue: Event Cinemas North Lakes

If you just want to relax with the kids this holiday, a movie will definitely make the whole family happy. The Event Cinemas will screen four family films until Monday, the 2nd of October. Cinebuzz members can also view these films for only $10.


  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Rip Tide


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Eat, Drink and Be Merry @ Westfield North Lakes’ Foodie Festival

Prepare for a two-day culinary indulgence at “Eat.Drink.Westfield.” on Saturday and Sunday, the 5th & 6th of August, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Westfield North Lakes. Get ready for all-day samplings, culinary classes, live music, and kiddie entertainments.


The Marketplace Area

The Marketplace Area, near Coles, will host different food tastings and product samplings, plus live music to keep everyone upbeat and lively. Here are the stores that will give out their free samples and demos in The Marketplace area.


Soul Origin Tasting

Photo credit: Soul Origin/Facebook

Soul Origin puts their best selections forward with a tasting event featuring their gourmet salad selection, sandwiches, and baguettes. Soul Origin has a well-deserved reputation for serving some of the freshest foods and great coffee.

Drop by their store anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both for the free samples, plus their deliciously hot, free coffee.


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Willows Quality Meat

Demos and tastings by Wild West Smokers, makers of reverse-flow offset smokers in Australia, will be hosted by the Willows Quality Meat, a family-owned business that delivers premium quality, fresh meat.

Their sampling and demos will be held on Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The sampling and tastings will be held at the Willows Quality Meats’ store, but the live demos will be held outside Westfield, near Australia Post.



Photo credit: Degani Cafe North Lakes/Facebook

Degani Cafe

Degani Cafe will also give free samples on Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Degani is widely acknowledged as the leader of Melbourne’s burgeoning coffee market back in the ‘90s. They expanded across the country and are now known for being one of the best coffees in Australia. Degani has over 80 cafes, restaurants, and kiosks up to date.

Degani Cafe is also running promotions, apart from the free sampling on the Foodie Festival. View their promotions here.



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Coffee Hit

There are lots of excellent coffee choices at the Foodie Festival. The Coffee Hit, one of Australia’s best caffeine places, will launch their new range of Turmeric, Matcha, and Beetroot Lattes on both days of the event. There will be samplings and live demos in the store’s roasting room.

Saturday demos will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., whilst the Sunday demo will only be held at 11:30 a.m.


31 Degrees

Photo credit: Westfield North Lakes/Facebook

31 Degrees will be serving up their s’mores at their exclusive pop up store on Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exquisite chocolates, handmade and tailored to special occasions, are the products of 31 Degrees.




Photo credit: Westfield North Lakes/Facebook

Santoshi Spice

Santoshi Spice Market will host free cooking demos, just outside their store on both days at 11:00 a.m. They will show different demos on how to make most of their menus.

Santoshi is a family-owned grocer that provides Indian and Asian groceries, arts and crafts, cookware, and herbals. Their fast food section serves authentic cooked style curries and snacks.



Purchasing at two or more Fresh Food Specialty Stores in the Marketplace will entitle a customer to one hour of free childminding at Stay N Play. The participating stores can be viewed here.

Only children 3 years old and above are accepted at Stay N Play. Simply present your receipts to avail the promo. Alternatively, you can pay $5 per child to use this service.

Stay N Play is located outside of ALDI and operates from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Promo runs until September.


The Laneway Area

This area near the event cinemas will be filled with a variety of programs. Donut King’s “Donut Wall” is one of the event highlights. Here are the promotions in the Laneway area.


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DJ Cut & Cook

DJ Cut & Cook, the one-man party mashup machine that is known locally and internationally, will be there. He will show live demos on how to cook delicious treats while enjoying the beats on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



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Schnitz will be bringing something hot for both days of the Foodie Festival. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Chili Crumb Sticks will be available in store just for this event.

Schnitz is known in serving schnitzel from the age-old culinary tradition to the modern-day tastebuds. There are over 60 restaurants across Australia that serve fresh schnitzel everyday.



Photo credit: Westfield North Lakes/Facebook

Beach House Eating Competition

Beach House is one of North Lakes’ favourites for takeaway BBQs, steaks, and seafoods. Their smoky BBQ chicken wings is one of their tastiest, most popular dishes.

On Saturday at 12:00 p.m., Beach House will be hosting a 1 kilogram Wing Eating Challenge. The fastest person to eat up chicken will receive a $100 Beach House Gift Card.

There is an entry fee of $10. Registration only limits 50 participants. The proceeds of the eating competition will benefit the Children’s Hospital.



Photo credit: Westfield North Lakes/Facebook

Donut Wall

Donut King’s Donut Wall will be there on Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A simple photo in front of the Donut Wall will give everyone the chance to win a $250 Westfield Gift Card.

Upload your photos with hashtag #eatdrinkwestfield and tag @973FM and @westfieldnorthlakes on Instagram.



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There are other deals and promotions at Westfield North Lakes during the Foodie Festival. Visit the Westfield North Lake’s website and their Facebook page for more info.


What’s On @ North Lakes This First Week of August

Here are the events this week in North Lakes.

Friday, 4 August

Child Health Clinic

Tickets: FREE

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Venue: Embrace Life Health and Wellness Centre, Burke Crescent, North Lakes

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Embrace Life Health and Wellness Centre will be open for a free health consultation for children. The midwives and the Child Health Nurse/Lactation Consultant will be there to give professional advices to every mum.


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Saturday & Sunday, 5 & 6 August

Foodie Festival — Eat.Drink.Westfield

Tickets: FREE

Time: 10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Westfield North Lakes, Anzac Avenue & North Lakes Drive

Photo credit: Westfield North Lakes/Facebook

Westfield North Lakes will be transformed into a food haven for two days.
The Marketplace (near Coles) will be filled with different tastings and samplings all day, masterclasses, and live demos.

The Laneway (near Event Cinemas) will also have some classes and demos, and an eating competition.

Both sections will also bring live music and kiddie entertainment.


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Saturday, 5 August

Kinsellas Movie Night

Tickets: FREE (food is $2 EACH)

Time: Opens at 4:00 p.m.Movie starts at 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Kinsella Sports Ground, Innovation Place, North Lakes

Photo credit: North Lakes Sports Club/Facebook

To celebrate the opening of the new Kinsella Sports Complex Clubhouse, a family movie night will be held. Everyone is welcome!

The movie “Angry Birds” will be shown on the big screen. There will be sausage sizzle, bacon and egg rolls, popcorns, and drinks.

Bring your own cushion, rugs, and blankets and set up in front of the big screen, on the main field. Chairs are permitted, but should be placed at the back.


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Sunday, 6 August

Women’s Social Ride

Tickets: RSVP on the event page

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Venue: Lab Cycling Cafe, 5 McLennan Ct, North Lakes

Photo credit: Jodie Brown/Facebook

Every women are invited to join this cycling event with the Redcliffe Tri-Club and Moreton Bay Cycling Club.

There will be two rides — 60 kilometres and 100 kilometres. Carry spare tubes, canisters, pump, and water.

Food and coffee will be served back at the cafe.


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