December Beach Clean Up Cancelled

Due to the horrible weather, today’s beach clean up is cancelled.

See you in January when the weather is nicer!

Merry Christmas


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Thank you for your support and your nominations!

I am always amazed and very honoured when I am nominated for an award or prize

I know that life is busy and it is because of special people such as you that take the time to nominate me for these amazing moments and awards.  When I hear that I am in the finalist for any award it always makes me feel very special, humble, proud and very excited all at the same time

I was amazed last year when I was nominated for Young Citizen of the Year for Moreton Bay Region.  I was not expecting to win and when I did I think you can see by my photos I was totally in shock but very very happy and proud.

I think you can see by my photo below you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face!

Young Citizen of the Year Winner - Tegan Lather

This year I have been nominated once again for this major award as well as Environmental Achievement Award as part of the Australia Day celebrations within the Moreton Bay Region.  Thank you everyone for your support and very kind words.  I know I am just a teenager.  I can’t vote to make a difference for our wildlife so when you like my pages on Facebook, come to my events and clean ups it makes me feel very proud and that I am helping in a small way.  If you have met me you will know I don’t really like to speak out in public.  I am actually very shy.  Once I know you I will then have a chat, but I am not a forward person.   So when I think about much amazing support and affection I feel from people it does blow me away.  I have get to make wonderful friends and have met amazing people.


I don’t normally talk about any awards or prizes I am up for before the event.  I don’t want to be seen as showing off, but being nominated once again for such a prestigious award has really made me see that you all appreciate the things I do for our wildlife and environment.

You actually appreciate and support me!  Not the charity that I am raising funds for but Me.  Not the famous faces you can see at different events but Me!   It is very very humbling.

I don’t normally express my dreams or wishes.  Just talk to mum and dad and tell them of my dreams and what I would like to do.  (I will give them both credit – when I come up with some of my ideas like the Car Rally and ZOO RUN concepts they have never said “No cant be done”  “Too much hard work” but have supported me 110% ! ) There is no way I would have had such a fantastic time and been able to put on any of my events without the backing of my parents and family.

So I am just letting you know that 2015 might be a bit bumpy.  I will be in year 11 at St Columbans College and have to manage my schedule to fit in my events.

I am working one weekend a month on my Emu Survey.  Not a quick task at all, but one I am enjoying and learning lots about our wildlife on Bribie

I have 2 scheduled ZOO RUN’s for 2015.

  • August Monarto Zoo in South Australia
  • Sea World in September.

When the dates are all final I am sure to let you know more about these events.

Regular Monthly Beach Clean Up.

And I will be following my main goal I have set myself.

I wish to create a Education Centre on Bribie Island. 

With our amazing wildlife, bird and marine animals I would like to create a centre where students of all ages can come and learn or study our amazing and beautiful island.

I am learning about how to apply for grants and hoping to find a way to create a Education Centre here for everyone to enjoy.

I have big dreams and very lucky that my family not only support my dreams, but are happy to try and make it all a reality.  I don’t think we really have “Family time” any more unless it is at a sausage sizzle, picking up rubbish or going to the local bird hides but it is all fun.

I would like to thank each and every person that has purchased a sausage, raffle ticket, come to a ZOO RUN or event I have hosted.  Liked a post of Facebook or followed me on twitter.

You are all Amazing.  You are all Wildlife Heroes.  You are all my heroes.

Thank you Tegan with shane and snake


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Please help me win a new Web Page

great newsI am really excited.  I have been nominated to win a new web page with the help of Kochie from Sunrise on Channel Seven!

The link to help me win is

Please vote and share.  Thank you in advance.  It is really appreciated.


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ZOO RUN raises $10,000 for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Woo Hoo!!!!!

The ZOO RUN @ Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary raised over $10,000 – with all profits being donated to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Very busy morning…. I think I need a nap! Actually it looks like the whole family and our great volunteers are all off for a nap as well!

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So Many Eric the Emu Stories!

April 21st Banksia Beach

I am getting VERY excited as yesterday at the local Sausage Sizzle at Mitre 10 I had so many people (locals and tourists) tell me of their sightings of emus on Bribie

So many people were concerned that something had happened to Eric the Emu in the Fire that  recently happened on Bribie.

I just wanted to let you know that he is ok.  Eric has been sighted, most recently just 2 weeks ago, outside of Banksia Beach Primary school and on Avon Drive.  Another exciting sighting was by the Ladies Walking group from the Surf Club.   They spotted a young looking emu on the beach at Woorim!  Awesome news!

August 26 2014 Ocean Beach Bribie Island

I am so happy to hear that people are finding Eric.

I have been walking all over Bribie trying to find Emu tracks and with the help of so many people yesterday I think I may have finally found some!  So exciting.  I am meeting up with Dr Scott Burnett on Wednesday when I do a story on the Emu Survey with Totally Wild so will clarify that what I did find is in fact Emu Tracks.

Please keep sharing with us where you last saw Eric.  This gives us a good start in where to look and measure the tracks.

Thank you Bribie.  I will keep you posted on how the wildlife survey is going


PLEASE PLEASE keep sending me your photos and sightings :)

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Only 12 more days until our next Beach Clean Up – Bribie Style with some very important VIPS

Please join us for the Beach Clean up this October.  We have some very special VIP’s coming to help us discover just want is in our beautiful Pumicestone Passage.

Divers from Sea World Rescue and Research Foundation will be joining us at Brennan Park at Bongaree to dive for rubbish.


We are very excited to see just what is under our beautiful waterway and it will be great if any rubbish is discovered to have it removed.  Check out this Awesome link for the Community Clean Ups!


Healthy Waterways is also one of the wonderful organisation we are working with to make a difference.  They have some great ideas we can all help to keep our waterways clean so everyone can enjoy them.


To learn more just go to

I am hoping for a HUGE turnout to show our visitors we do care about our home.  Please come down to the Rotary Markets on Sunday the 12th of October to meet some very special friends.


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It is offical Eric has Friends! But we really need your help to find out more!

Baby Emu at Poverty on Bribie 4WD trackCheck this out!  It is a young Emu!  Seen last year in 2013 by Colleen. Thank you so much for sending this photo in.  The ”teenager” emu was seen on the 4WD track up near Poverty Bribie Island….this is SO EXCITING!  Please share any stories, sightings or photos of any emus seen on Bribie Island.  Thank you

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Check out these great photos of Eric? Have you seen him?

Thank you I have had about 50 response to how much you all LOVE Eric the Emu and how you would like to learn more.

Please share your locations you have seen Eric, or little Eric’s so we can continually update the map.  It will take a little while to get this survey done.  With help from everyone it will be fun and hopefully a great outcome.

Thank you to everyone that has contributed photos and sightings.

Jeanne W 2012 EricThanks Jeanne from Banksia Beach that saw Eric in 2012

Natasja Adam. June 27th 2013 banksia

Natasja saw Eric 27th of June 2013 in Avon Drive Banskia Beach

Please keep the information coming.  Thank you


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Hurry Register Now so you dont miss out on the ZOO RUN!

Wow we are selling out our spots for the next ZOO RUN!

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It is so exciting!  So Hurry and Register Now!  We only have 500 spots for the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ZOO RUN

It is going to be a great day!

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We have WONDERFUL Sponsors for the ZOO RUN

Thank you Jetts Fitness!


Once again Jetts Fitness has show us fantastic support by agreeing to be our

ZOO RUN sponsors!

We have to thank the following Jetts Fitness Gyms for helping us make Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s first ZOO RUN totally AMAZING!


Thank you to the following Jetts Fitness Gyms

Jetts Nerang

Jetts Ashmore

Jetts Bundall

Jetts Mermaid Beach

Jetts Pacific Pines

Jetts Varsity Lakes

Jetts Burleigh Heads

Jetts Palm Beach

Jetts Coomera

Jetts Helensvale

Let us just say YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!


Ad Air Promotions

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We are very lucky to have the support of Walt and Willy from Ad Air Promotions.

Ad Air Promotions are responsible for our amazing archways at each ZOO RUN.

Australia’s Best Inflatable Advertising Specialists, these are the guys to call when you want to attract attention! Ad Air Promotions operate in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region. For all your inflatable advertising, giant inflatables, jumbo inflatables, sky dancers, rooftop, arches and balloons call Ad Air Promotions

They are the Inflatable Advertising Specialists! Located on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia.

If you are wanting to stand out in the crowd call them today!

Telephone +61 (07) 5478 6652


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Enviro Print Australia


Do you love our flyers?  For both Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Australia Zoo Enviro Print Australia have been the printer to help us advertise our ZOO RUN!

Born in 2001 from Passionate, humble beginning focused on providing donated printed items to needy Australian environmental organisations using reclaimed off-cut paper from their main stream business.

We love Enviro Print and all that they stand for.  Please support them so that they might help others.

To learn more please go to

Call 02 9771 4884


AsicsHarbour Town Gold Coast  – 30 – 70% off Store Wide RRP!

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ASICS is at the forefront of the world performance sports market as undisputedly the leading running shoe brand for enthusiasts and professional athletes alike. Whether at professional sporting events, the Olympics or an everyday run around a park, ASICS is the runner’s choice, providing comfort, support and a superior ride.

Please support the Asics store at Harbour Town, go down and Thank the lovely store manager Jordanna for donating 500 drink bottles for all the runners!

Asics harbour Town

Phone:  07  55290829

Address:  Shop C12A   Harbour Town Shopping Centre

                  Cnr. Gold coast Hwy & Oxley Drive

                 Biggera Waters QLD 4216


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


We couldn’t put on a ZOO RUN without the amazing sponsorship and support from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary!

All the staff and volunteers are amazing and the animals are in their care beautiful.  I would urge you all to support this amazing Sanctuary where that is simply liking their face book page, coming to the ZOO RUN or donating on line for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital foundation.  You won’t be sorry you did!

A place where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences. Nestled within 27 hectares of lush eucalyptus and rain forest, each day brings visitors face to face with extraordinary wildlife in shows and encounters. Every day at Currumbin is a new adventure. Cuddle a koala, get up close to a crocodile, get among a mob of kangaroos or check out reptiles, birds and marsupials in amazing wildlife shows and displays.

We still have other sponsorship packages available to make the day a fantastic event with ALL the Profits going to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation!


They start at just $250 so if you would like to learn more please call us on

0407 033 315 or email

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