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Crafty Chris is sewing the seeds of love

17 September 2019 | by Halcyon Greens

Chris Carter has never forgotten how kindness touched her life when she needed it most. “I was a single mum for a number of years and I had absolutely nothing,” the Halcyon Greens home owner recalled.

“I had a wonderful bunch of ladies that I worked with who could see that I didn’t have any food for the family when I ate Vita Brits for lunch every day for a week. “They would take up a collection for me, and every now and then they would buy me a food parcel. “I’ve never forgotten their generosity.”

That kindness and a humbling visit ...

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Judith and Stan land an unforgettable anniversary

17 September 2019 | by Halcyon Landing

There’s never been a 60th wedding anniversary celebration quite like this one. The guests waded through water to reach the venue, the boat didn’t leave the wharf and the bride renewed her wedding vows in bare feet.

“It was better than our wedding day,” laughed Halcyon Landing home owner Judith Smith.
It was meant to be a scenic cruise and anniversary lunch with their dearest friends on the Maroochy River. But it turned out to be something rather different, but also quite wonderful for Judith and her husband Stan, who moved to Landing in 2012.

Judith said a flooding king tide on ...

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On a winner… the future shapes Halcyon’s new homes

17 September 2019 | by Halcyon

Halcyon’s new collection of homes is already nailing it by winning at two regional Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards in Queensland.

Halcyon Lakeside won the Best Use of Steel Frame Housing Award at the 2019 Master Builders Sunshine Coast Housing and Construction Awards just one week after Halcyon Greens took out best display home in its category at the Gold Coast awards.

Master Builders’ Gold Coast Regional Manager John Duncalfe said the judges were impressed by the display home’s layout, thoughtful features and suitability to the Queensland climate. “There were features we had never seen in any property in that category,” ...

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Culinary Keith has them eating out of his hand

17 September 2019 | by Halcyon Waters

Keith Rice’s heart for cooking and head for numbers have blended perfectly to serve up thousands of hearty meals to Halcyon Waters’ home owners over the years. The former accountant has always loved cooking and after retiring he dabbled in catering for small groups, but things went up a notch when he and wife Aine moved to Halcyon Waters in 2013.

“We’d go up to the Leisure Club for Happy Hour on a Friday night and the social group had a little pie warmer with pies and sausage rolls,” he recalled. “I thought we could probably do better than this so ...

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The art of pressing your ‘happy buttons’

17 September 2019 | by Halcyon

Research increasingly shows that unlocking and expressing creativity through visual art is good for our health and well-being. We spoke to some of our home owners about the benefits they reap from their artistic endeavours.

The desire to create and learn brings many Halcyon home owners together to craft their own works of art. As they do, there’s something else taking shape: feelings of happiness, connection, contentment, achievement and even surprise.

Passionate potter Jeanette Burke has been creating with clay for years and teaches the craft to her fellow home owners at Halcyon Lakeside. She said that shaping clay in the community’s ...

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Kevin and Jenny drop anchor at Vision

17 September 2019 | by Vision by Halcyon

Dedicated boaties Kev Bourke and Jenny Bankier have certainly made a splash since anchoring themselves at Vision by Halcyon earlier this year. Eager to be as close to deep water as possible, the seafaring couple moved to the waterfront community at Hope Island from a large beachside home at Kingscliff.

“It gave us the opportunity to buy a power boat and get back on the water,” Jenny said.
“This is the only place we found with close, deep water access to the Broadwater, so we can be out there very quickly.

“We’re going to be spending quite a bit of time on ...

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Our closest community to the Brisbane CBD

16 September 2019 | by Halcyon

Halcyon is thrilled to announce our plans to create our ninth community at picturesque Logan Reserve. We’ve been lucky enough to secure 100 elevated acres fronting the Logan River just 10 minutes from the M1 and 30 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD.

We believe Logan Reserve offers an idyllic, semi-rural lifestyle just minutes from every day convenience. It reflects our philosophy of developing communities near the M1 corridor; positioning our home owners close to new, well-planned infrastructure while enjoying easy access to Greater South East Queensland’s many and varied lifestyle opportunities.

We have secured development approval and are looking forward to offering a ...

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Home owners help Story Dogs spin magical tales

16 September 2019 | by Halcyon

Dogs don’t judge, which is why the Story Dogs program works its magic on kids struggling to read.
With the mission of making reading fun for children, at least three Halcyon home owners and their dogs volunteer in the ground-breaking program in local schools.

Story Dogs involves young primary school kids sitting down and reading to a dog and its handler for about 20 minutes once a week. Making the dog part of the equation creates a non-judgemental, relaxed and fun setting in which the kids build up their confidence and hopefully become lifelong learners.

On the Sunshine Coast, Halcyon Landing’s Marilyn ...

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Going Bananas for fresh produce

16 September 2019 | by Halcyon

Spring is in the air and with it the promise of blooming flowers and crisp summer vegetables. In the spirit of the season, My Halcyon Days spoke to gardening groups at our communities to find out how their vegie gardens grow.

From aubergines to zucchinis, Halcyon’s gardeners almost have the alphabet covered when it comes to the fruit and vegies they produce. Ranging from the traditional to the exotic, their community gardens are so extensive that it’s more a question of what they don’t grow.

Aside from the usual lettuces, tomatoes, lemons and oranges, they produce chillies, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, Tahitian ...

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Bella’s Sanctuary, a bridge to a fresh start in life

16 September 2019 | by Halcyon

A long-held Halcyon dream is now a reality with the handover and opening of the DVConnect bridging accommodation facility on the northern Gold Coast. This is a project that Halcyon, home owners and staff have put their heart and soul into, and we’re so grateful for everyone’s compassion and support.

With Mirvac and Queensland’s domestic violence helpline DVConnect, we’ve worked together to create a safe and comfortable place where survivors can make a fresh start in life. It represents a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the private and not-for-profit sectors in Queensland.

Thanks to the generous support of more than 90 sub-contractors and suppliers, ...

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Pickleball Festival At Halcyon

02 September 2019 | by Halcyon

Celebrate everything Pickleball at the Halcyon Pickleball Festival from 4 -9 October on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Hosted by Australia’s first purpose built Pickleball Complex at Halcyon Greens, the Halcyon Pickleball Festival is your chance to try this fun, and exciting sport.

The Halcyon Pickleball Festival features a week of exciting events for Halcyon Home Owners from all of our Lifestyle Communities, as well as two preview events open to the public.

For information about exclusive home owner events please visit your Halcyon Intranet or contact Brandon on 1800 626 288.

Halcyon Pickleball Festival Preview Events:

  • 4 October – Kids and Family Fun Day at Halcyon ...
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