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Villa World will rejuvenate a wetlands reserve as a showpiece for Arundel Springs

first_imgThe regenerated nature reserve and wetland will create a natural backdrop along Arundel Springs Ave.A NEGLECTED strip of Gold Coast wetland will be converted into a nature reserve as part of a 25ha residential project.Developer Villa World has announced that the wetlands will become the “spectacular centrepiece” for its Arundel Springs estate.The Arundel reach of the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area — which is home to a diverse range of natural species including a large population of kangaroos — has been locked away from public view for decades under private ownership as one of the Gold Coast’s last working dairy farms.Villa World CEO and managing director Craig Treasure said that since buying the Greenacre Drive infill site from the O’Brien family in 2016, Villa World had created a masterplan to include extensive public space directly fronting the Coombabah Wetlands.“Villa World sees this development as a major opportunity to both provide recreational amenities for the local community and to revive an area that has lain waste through years of neglect,” Mr Treasure said.“The area is overgrown with introduced weeds and is choked with sediment. We plan to extensively clean it up and add new plantings in line with council requirements to create a beautiful natural environment for everyone to enjoy. We have been working closely with the City of Gold Coast which has been very supportive of this initiative.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe first lots at Arundel Springs will be released later this year.The upgrade will include new bike and walking paths to connect landscaped parks and amenities within the Arundel Springs community. There will also be a series of resident access points to the nature reserve and viewing decks. Mr Treasure said the regenerated nature reserve and wetland would create a natural backdrop along Arundel Springs Ave — the main access route through Arundel Springs.“Villa World has designed Arundel Springs as an interactive environment to encourage play and recreation within the natural and urban spaces we’re creating,” he said.“The public spaces are designed to have minimal impact on the Coombabah Wetlands, while creating a distinctive and functional environment for the public. This will provide a spectacular centrepiece to the Arundel Springs project, which is currently Villa World’s flagship development on the Gold Coast.”On completion, Arundel Springs will comprise 306 residential lots and about 80 town homes. The project is expected to create around 1500 jobs during its staged development.Arundel Springs is scheduled for release in the first half of this year with lots ranging from 300sq m to 811sq m.“Arundel Springs is a community that will appeal to young couples, families and active retirees looking to build their dream home,” Mr Treasure said.last_img read more

George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S. (and NZ)

first_imgWashington Times 2 April 2014Family First Comment: “The pro-legalization movement hasn’t come from a groundswell of the people. A great deal of its funding and fraud has been perpetrated by George Soros and then promoted by celebrities. The truth is under attack, and it’s an absolutely dangerous direction for this country to be going in.”#saynopetodopeVoteNO.nzBillionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. goes to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there.With a cadre of like-minded, wealthy donors, Mr. Soros is dominating the pro-legalization side of the marijuana debate by funding grass-roots initiatives that begin in New York City and end up affecting local politics elsewhere.Through a network of nonprofit groups, Mr. Soros has spent at least $80 million on the legalization effort since 1994, when he diverted a portion of his foundation’s funds to organizations exploring alternative drug policies, according to tax filings.His spending has been supplemented by Peter B. Lewis, the late chairman of Progressive Insurance Co. and an unabashed pot smoker who channeled more than $40 million to influence local debates, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The two billionaires’ funding has been unmatched by anyone on the other side of the debate.Mr. Soros makes his donations through the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit he funds with roughly $4 million in annual contributions from his Foundation to Promote an Open Society.READ MORE: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/2/billionaire-george-soros-turns-cash-into-legalized/Government and pro-cannabis billionaire back drug conferenceNZ Herald 16 February 2009https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10556944‘Weed’ advocate can sponsor drugs event: PMNZ Herald 16 February 2009https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10557109last_img read more

WBF Title Bout Proof of GOtv Boxing Night’s Progress, Says Alumona

first_imgThe Managing Director of Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night Jenkins Alumona, has declared that forthcoming World Boxing Federation Intercontinental super featherweight title fight on Nigerian soil is proof of progress the event has made. The bout, which will headline GOtv Boxing Night 17, holding on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, will see Nigeria’s Seun Wahab taking on Tanzania’s Issa “Peche Boy” Nampepeche.Speaking in Lagos yesterday, Alumona explained that the WBF International title is one tier below the world title and entitles its winner to take a shot at the latter.“The WBF Intercontinental title is just a street, away from the world title, so to speak. It puts the winner in the frame for a shot at the world title. From the start, our aim with GOtv Boxing Night has been to stage a world boxing title fight on Nigerian soil. We are happy that we are inching closer to that goal, which we hope will be realized within a very short time,” he said. GOtv Boxing Night 17, an eight-fight show across weight divisions, will also feature an international middleweight challenge contest between US-based Nigerian, Oluwafemi “The Eagle” Oyeleye and Meshack “Smart Boy” Mwankemwa of Tanzania.The event will similarly feature big hitters on the domestic scene. They include Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will take on Yusuf Mufutau in a national light welterweight challenge; reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, who takes on Hammed “Ese” Hammed Ganiyu in a challenge duel; the flamboyant national lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu who goes against Mubarak Hamzat; and the fast-rising Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola who takes on former national lightweight king, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai.The middleweight division will see a return to action of Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Eze, a graduate of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 1, who takes on Femi “Small Tyson” Akintayo; while the bantamweight class delivers the pairing of Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi, best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 4, and Jamiu Dada.GOtv Boxing Night is supported by MultiChoice, BetKing, Paragonis Multimedia Limited, Complete Sports, Bond FM, Newsbreak.ng, and Brila FM.The best boxer at the event, which will be aired live on SuperSport to viewers in 47 African countries, will go home with a cash prize of N1.5 million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more