Cel­e­bra­tions for fam­ily busi­ness

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Maeyke fam­ily re­cently cel­e­brated 10 years as own­ers of Mun­dub­bera News and Of­fices-mart.

Community mem­bers gath­ered to join in the cel­e­bra­tion and cake cut­ting.

Chil­dren wore them­selves out on the jump­ing cas­tle and had their faces painted. And all en­joyed taste-test­ing the va­ri­eties of gourmet sausages cooked by lo­cal sausage king Tim Duggan.

Much has changed since Ash­ley, Merv and Kay Maeyke were shown the ropes of their new busi­ness by pre­vi­ous own­ers Ross and Sandie Brim­ble­combe in 2002.

In the be­gin­ning, Ash­ley’s wife, Robyn, was still em­ployed full-time at Mun­dub­bera Med­i­cal Cen­tre and then ca­su­ally at the news agency.

Ash­ley took on the ma­jor role of manag­ing the store, but it wasn’t long be­fore Robyn was needed full time in the store.

“It’s a huge job run­ning the day to day op­er­a­tions of a news agency, so it’s al­ways been im­por­tant to have fam­ily mem­bers around who can help out,” Ash­ley said.

With re­tire­ment on their minds, Merv and Kay are now plan­ning to be around a lit­tle less.

“The shop runs like a welloiled ma­chine,” Ash­ley said.

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