Bundy offers ideal lifestyle for a family

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Opinion piece published in the NewsMail on March 27, 2014 as part of Good News Week:  

I’ve been asked to tell you why I love the Bundaberg district.

I could talk about the climate, turtles, Bert Hinkler, Ginger Beer or Rum. But you already know all that!

What you may not know is that my family has a long history of farming in the region, and I’m proud to be raising a fourth generation in the same community!

One of my earliest childhood memories involved watching my father work on his truck at our house on Chards Road, surrounded by cane. 

When I wasn’t at school, we were cutting sleepers in the bush or playing cricket in the backyard. 

From the age of 16, I spent every waking hour at the beach with my mates; preparing for our next surf lifesaving carnival. 

I now enjoy taking my son to touch football on a Friday night, joining my wife and two daughters at netball on a Saturday, wetting a line at Theodolite Creek, and having an early morning cuppa with the local veterans at Teaspoon. 

Where else can you buy a bag of sweet potatoes from the side of the road for $2?

The truth is; I wouldn’t live anywhere else!

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