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This is where we will keep you all posted on some of the stuff we are doing or working on here at Kanjini Co-Op. So make sure you check back to keep up with all the latest. If there is a time when little is posted, that might just mean that we are too busy doing other things :-)

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21th October 2018
A big wild fire came in

We had a pretty ferocious late-season wild fire come onto our land, made worse by the very dry winter and strong wind. Thanks to the wonderful fourteen (!!!) rural and urban fire brigades, which came to help, it was contained after an intense battle. While the houses were saved, we did have some rather expensive losses.


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Posted 10th September 2018
Emerald Escape Camping has taken off!

We started taking bookings just before Christmas lasst year. Nine month later, our camping buisness is going very well with over 800 campers having enjoyed our place and almost all feedback is very positiv. Check out the pics some campers sent us!


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Posted 5th September 2018
Final Subdiviion lots ready for sale

The last four lots of our subdivisions are now ready for sale and we are already getting some inquiries!


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Posted 20th August 2018
Solar Pump installed on lake

This was a massive projects and took a lot of time and money, but now it is finished it gives us free water whenever the sun shines and gets water to many key areas of our property through over two kilometres of pipe.


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Posted 14th July 2018
Mountain Bike Magnet
Kanjini is getting known for its awesome mountain bike tracks, with several major mountain bike events involving hundreds of riders using it for their annual rides.We've got both very scenic tracks and some good challenges.

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Posted 15th Aptil 2018
Extreme Rainfall Event - lake-side
Can you imagine, it rained so hard that at some stage we had about an extra 200 million litres of water in our big lake, turning the overflow into a torrent!

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Posted 8th April 2018
Extreme Rainfall Event - pump and roads
Just before Easter we had the biggest ever recorded rainfall event in our local area. We lost our electric pump for the houses and had some severe landslides and washouts on the tracks.

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Posted 15th December 2017
Emerald Escape Camping

Things have really been moving around Kanjini lately especially with the launch of our newest business venture 'Emerald Escape Camping'.


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Posted 26th November 2017
Lake-side landscaping looking good
After lots of hard work and many adjustments, we now enjoy a much bigger area around the tarp at lake side, including good drainage and some great seating. And isn't the colour so outback?!?
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Posted 24th November 2017
Lets do it together
We wanted to share some pictures and stories about a great weekend we had......
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Posted 5th October 2017
Dingoes on Kanjini

Since we bought the property we have seen quite a few dingoes. And there is a lot to learn about these elusive natives...

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Posted 4th October 2017
Cairns to Karumba Charity Bike Ride - June 2017

On 24-06-2017 we got a visit from about fifty very enthusiastic mountian bike riders, who raised over $100,000.00 to help remote students across Far North Queensland. Check out these heroes!!!

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Posted 3rd October 2017
Controlled Burning on Kanjini Land - May 2017

When we first bought the property we were approached in 2013 by Queensland Parks and Wildlife asking for permission to conduct controlled burns on our land. Others have warned us not to, so what to do?....

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Posted 2nd October 2017
The Lake is Overflowing! - February 2017

Our lake is full and overflowing, which is a wonderful sight after two years of draught and record low levels. Check out the difference between the two extremes...

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Posted 1st October 2017
2016 Learning

The year 2016 was probably the hardest year we have faced as a group and we thought it is important to share the good times and the hard times we went through and the ways we are learning from these situations...

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Posted 13th September 2016
Eco-Inspirationers

here are some of the many things to enjoy at Eco-Inspirations this year.....

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Posted 19th August 2016
Eco-Inspirations

Sustainable living gathering from the 16th to the 19th September 2016 on the beautiful Kanjini Land

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Posted 24th July 2016
June-July 2016

find out some of the fun stuff we have been up to over the last month and where we are on some of the projects we are working on....

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Posted 20th June 2016
May-June 2016

wow wow wow what a month it has been!

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Posted 23rd May 2016
Cairns Home and Camping Expo

We joined forces with TNQ Sustainble Community Alliance to have a stall.....

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Posted 7th April 2016
Bee's Bee's Bee's

We are Beekeepers again......

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Posted 8th March 2016
Chuck Durrett

ABC Blue Print for Living, interviewing the man that coined the phrase cohousing....

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Posted 7th March 2016
Bill Metcalf

ABC Brisbane interview Sociologist Bill Metcalf who has studied intentional communities for years.....

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Posted 18th February 2016
End of 2015

A compilation of pics from the end of 2015....

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Posted 21st January 2016
A View from the Sky

Wow how amazing to see the lake form up in the sky......

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Posted 10th November 2015
Taste of the Tablelands

What a lovely day to go see all the beautiful food......

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Posted 24th September 2015
Kanjini Co-Op Annual Gathering 2015

We had a great time have a look at what we got up too....

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Posted 2nd September 2015
PechaKucha Cairns

We had a great time at the PechaKucha Night in Cairns some amazing speakers there including....

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Posted 6th August 2015
Now on Facebook

We are now on Facebook please like our Kanjini Co-Op Ltd page and friend request us at Kanjini Co-Op.

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Posted 3rd August 2015
The 2015 Kanjini Co-Op Annul Gathering
The 2015 Kanjini Co-Op Annul Gathering will be from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2015 Please mark it in your calendars so you can come along and meet us and share in our dream for a couple of days!

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Posted 20 July 2015
Two new member applications received

For our July board meeting last week we received two new share applications! The first application was for full membership and the second was for an introductory membership application. .....

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Posted 18 July 2015
Our Caretaker's site has been marked out

Last weekend we marked out the exact site for the first caretaker's dwelling. This is the third time we have worked on this and after much consideration of views, orientation and which trees to keep, we have now  ......                                   

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Posted 15 July 2015
Camp Site 1 has been constructed

Last weekend we finished camp 1, which is on the side of the big 20 acre lake. We created a large flat area for cars or campervans to park and three smaller flat areas for tents or campervans as well as a cleared area on the lake.  ...........                                  

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Posted 03 July 2015
Camp Site 6 has been constructed

A couple of days ago we created the track to camp 6 and cleared and leveled the camp area and its parking area. It was the first time we created a totally new track with our tractor and we had to move one quite large rock, ......                                       

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Posted 15 June 2015
Camp Site 5

Today I slashed the track to camp 5 and cleared and leveled the camp area and its parking area. Camp 5 is in a very private and beautiful spot right on Emerald Creek. The camp site itself is only about 30m away from the creek, on a ledge...                                       

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Posted 2nd June 2015
Kanjini Co-Op's Adler Hill property found to be most climate resilient

JCU university recently published a large study looking at which areas of Australia are most resilient and which ones are least resilient to future climate change. And ours turns out to be one of the most climate resistant private properties in Queensland...                           

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Posted 15th May 2015
Camping Toilets

Chai and a few mates have been working hard on building and designing our first portable wheelie bin toilet structure that we can use at the camp sites or for events on Kanjini Land.


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Posted 10th April 2015
Walk to camp site 6 and above

This is a slightly challenging, but very rewarding hike, with about 450m in elevation to be gained over about 2km, so quite steep in sections. But the views near the top make up for this and the big rock-overhang cave on the way is a magic place!
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Posted 8th March 2015
Development Approval

On 4th March 2015 the long process of our first development approval has finally come to fruition!!!   We now have approval for two caretakers cottages and eleven private bush camping spots!           

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Posted 14th January 2015
Walk to potential sites for Camp 11

This camp site is part of the second stage of camping spots and in the middle of the escarpment on Lot 68. Here a couple of options and some pics from along the way....        

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