Regional Queensland - Shining Light in Kingaroy

We made a short but sweet trip to Kingaroy, a regional town about 3 hours north west of Brisbane. My trusty helper on all things One Million Stars and big daughter, Tavina, joined me for the early Friday morning drive to meet with some of the star weavers and to hear some of their stories of how the stars are making an impact in their communities. From nearby towns including Murgon and Cherbourg to local schools and centres like CentreCare and the Probation and Parole office in downtown Kingaroy, stars are helping to bring people across the South Burnett region together. Photo: Kingaroy Probation and Parole We met with Madonna Laverty, Probation and Parole officer and Aunty Elizabeth Kennell

Bula Vinaka, Fiji!

The One Million Stars project took me to Suva in Fiji to weave stars with the Fiji Medical Association (FMA) and to meet with Team Fiji. On Friday 31 March, I met with Dr Waqainabete, president of the FMA and we wove stars with some of his Medical students at Fiji National University. After a fun weave jam, they put on a lovely afternoon tea of Fijian sweets and savouries, with flavours and influences from India, to celebrate World Doctors Day. "A Nation Against Violence" conference by Fiji Medical Association. So much fun! Photo: Fiji Medical Association. I met Dr Waqa in Auckland last August, in Auckland at the Pasifika Medical Association. I was invited to speak about the One Million Star

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THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 2018 One Million Stars installation a reality. We did it! And it was BEAUTIFUL & POWERFUL!

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