Radio celeb Jamie Dunn buys ex-wife’s share in rural property

first_img HOT SPOTS FOR KITCHEN FIRES House snapped up ‘sight unseen’ Jamie Dunn and his famous Agro puppet pose in Teneriffe. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)Agro’s packed in an overnight bag and Australian television and radio personality Jamie Dunn is living the good life, moving between the city and the country after buying out his ex-wife’s share in a piece of rural Queensland.The man behind Australia’s famous puppet Agro from the 90s, lives in an apartment at Teneriffe with his partner Maree, and Agro who sleeps in an overnight bag in the wardrobe.“We love where we live. Everything is so close in Teneriffe – the river, the shops, therestaurants,” Mr Dunn told The Sunday Mail. “Having said that, nothing beats the pace of a country town like Imbil where everyone knows everyone.” One of the items found at Jamie Dunn’s farm house. A Logie award now embedded into a rock wall.More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoMr Dunn said about 6ha was cleared and the remainder left as natural bush heading up a steep mountain at the back of the property. “As the farm is a little run down we’ve started a long but enjoyable process of tidying up with many trips to the dump, repainting, replanting bird attracting foliage and the most thankless task of all, painting the seemingly never ending post and rail fence with sump oil,” he said.There is much less to do to the apartment in inner city Teneriffe but Mr Dunn says he is ‘lucky’ to be living there too. RIPLEY PROJECT EXPANDS “I say lucky because I went broke, then met my beautiful partner Maree, who after a few months of going out together got down on bended knee in the kitchen one night and gave me the key to her apartment,” Mr Dunn said.According to CoreLogic data the current median unit price in Teneriffe is $587,500, a big jump from Brisbane’s unit price of $410,000.Known for his Logie-award winning television show Agro’s Cartoon Connection with puppet Agro, Mr Dunn spent years with B105’s Morning Crew, and had a controversial exit with Brisbane station 4BC.“Now that Maree and I have got ourselves together we have the best of both worlds”, Mr Dunn said. “When we’re tired of the inner city we’ll head to the farm and vice versa, that’s our life plan” MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: Jamie Dunn and his famous Agro puppet in Teneriffe, Brisbane. Picture: AP Image/Claudia Baxter.Mr Dunn told The Sunday Mail Agro generally stayed at home however made the occasional visit to Imbil and some public appearances. “I spend most days waiting for him to finally come out of the closet,” he said.center_img FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK QLD NEWS: This is Australia’s best backyard Where to find SEQ’s most affordable land The home Jamie Dunn owns at Imbil with partner Maree. Photo: SuppliedThe couple spend their time between the city and their farm house in Imbil near Gympie.The property, now named Bella Maree, was settled on July 19 after they purchased the other half of the property from Mr Dunn’s ex-wife for $300,000.The farm, which has been in the family for 20 years, is on about 12ha and has a timber cottage on it. QUIRKIEST HOMES WITH BARGAIN PRICES Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:14Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow do celebrities organise their pantry? 01:15last_img read more

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Bolt in mixed company on first night of Nitro Athletics

first_imgIT was Usain Bolt unlike he has ever been seen before on the track — taking part in a mixed 4×100-metresr relay.The first edition of the Nitro Athletics series at Lakeside Stadium saw the Bolt All-Stars winning the night, with Australia claiming second in the six-team event yesterday.Bolt lined up in the second leg of the mixed relay against three other men and two female sprinters — Mariko Nagano from Japan and 16-year-old Riley Day of Australia.With fellow Jamaican and former world record holder Asafa Powell running the opening leg for the All-Stars, Bolt was always going to get the baton in first place.The gap was much bigger by the time Bolt handed off to Jenna Prandini, although Day was also impressive. But Bolt and his team easily won the event.Bolt, the eight-time Olympic champion, has committed to competing in all three Nitro events over an eight-day period in Melbourne. The meet continues on Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 at the same stadium.Also in the field are Bolt’s fellow Jamaican sprinter Michael Frater, Rio de Janeiro Olympics 400-meter hurdles champion Kerron Clement and American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson.Teams from Australia, England, China, Japan and New Zealand, composed of 12 men and 12 women, are also competing in the meet.Events include the mixed medley relays, sprints over 60 and 200 meters, the long jump and the elimination mile, where at the end of the first, second and third laps, the last-place runner is eliminated.(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

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