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John Cusack and Thomas Jane on the set of Hard Drive. Photo courtesy Beaudesert Times

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Canungra Hotel became the backdrop for car and motorbike chases and the Total Trials shop was transformed by a Hollywood facade as shooting for a new action film took place in Canungra. Hard Drive, starring John Cusack and Thomas Jane, began filming on the Gold Coast before moving


location to Canungra mid-June. The production crew were welcomed in Canungra, with many locals hoping to catch a glimpse of Cusack, who was reluctant to have his photo taken, preferring to stay out of the limelight as much as possible. The Canungra C&K Kindy had their annual ‘walk around town’ on

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SRRC $117 Million Budget

Scenic Rim Regional Council has delivered a $117 million Budget for 2013-14. “Council has taken a fiscally prudent approach in endeavouring to balance service delivery, costs and community expectations against revenue from rates and charges,” Mayor John Brent said. “In doing so, we have had to tackle the challenge of significant cuts to State and Federal funding and changes to land valuations across the region.” Cr Brent said in framing this year’s Budget, Council remained mindful of the cost of living pressures being experienced by many in the community. “The average Scenic Rim owner-occupier can expect to pay $1.73 more per week,” Cr Brent said. He said Council would continue to invest in road, bridge and infrastructure improvements across the region in 2013-14 as a strategic priority. “Our Capital Works Program maintains a continuing focus on renewing infrastructure with a $52 million investment in 2013-14 and $10 million for new works.” Expenditure in Council’s 2013-14 Budget includes $19.01 million for road and bridge improvements and maintenance; $5.84 million for waste operations; $1.58 million for libraries, $2.21 million for parks, gardens and cemeteries; $2.91 million for regional development; $5.43 million for community facilities; $4.33 million for health, building and environment; and $41.58 million in disaster restoration works. Cr Brent said in 2013-14 Council would also continue to chart a course towards achieving long-term financial sustainability. Waste Trasnfer Station hours to change, page 13

Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk

By Chloe Pickard Pioneering dairy farmer Greg Dennis’ highly anticipated Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk is now available from Canungra Caltex and Canungra Foodworks. After Mr Dennis’ five year contract with Paramalat ended and he was faced with a 25% cut in profit under the new contract they offered, he went independent and built the first Lely robotic dairy in Queensland. Mr Dennis said that the low milk prices have been hurting farmers as they make less than production costs under it, and companies will not negotiate. “I tried pretty hard for a couple of years but they wouldn’t budge on the offer,” he said. “We decided we needed to bottle our

own milk and stay in control, including putting a couple of trucks on the road and delivering milk to shops.” Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk is different from other brands as it can be bought un-homogenised and is much fresher as it has only travelled 1.5 hours from where it was processed. Food Works owner Tony Nguyen said Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk had gained a positive reception from customers and they planned to keep it in stock as long as there was a demand for it. A highly successful opening day was held at the farm on 25th June with Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh opening the dairy.

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A Scarlet Jezebel butterfly rests on a flower in a garden on Appel Street, Canungra. Photograph: Dr Andrew Rees.


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Several Canungra community groups will share in Council’s latest round of quarterly community grants. “Council is pleased to be able to provide its support to our local community groups, who work very hard to deliver a range of valuable services right across the region,” Corporate and Community Services Committee chair Cr Nigel Waistell said. The program provides assistance to community groups within the region to undertake projects and events that benefit the community. Council allocated $175,000 to fund the four rounds of the program this financial year. Local groups who received funding in round four included: • Canungra Area Golf Club - Contribution to purchase of a new clubhouse. • Canungra Art & Cultural Group Inc - Purchase a cabinet and vacuum cleaner. • Canungra Chamber of Commerce - Purchase a marquee. • Canungra Hang Gliding Club - Construct concrete slab for shed. • Canungra Rural Fire Brigade - Purchase a water tank and pump. • Canungra Scout Group - Refit kitchen. • Moriarty Park Community Sporting Centre Inc Replace concrete base of cricket pitch. • The Creche & Kindy Assn (C&K Canungra Kindy) Installation of blinds. Mayor John Brent said the grants are one of the ways Council is assisting the community at grassroots level.

- Obituary William George Zastrow II

18 March 1940 - 12 June 2013 Well known Canungra real estate agent and Secretary of the Canungra Sports and Recreation Ground Inc, William George Zastrow II passed away suddenly on 12th June 2013, aged 73. Bill was born in Hayward Wisconsin on 18th March 1940 to William George Zastrow and Alice Munkeby. He married Celia Zastrow on 5th August 1980 and is survived by his son Tyson Zastrow. Bill established himself in Canungra in 1983 where he was embraced by the community. He opened Countryman Real Estate and quickly established a reputation as an honest businessman with a great community spirit. He was kind, generous and a place of refuge for many. He will be deeply missed.

Council Notices Have Your Say - Scenic Rim Planning Scheme Directions Paper Council is seeking stakeholder and community views to inform the Planning Scheme Directions Paper and build on local resources and knowledge. Specifically, Council is seeking input into the development of four land use strategies in relation to Residential, Industrial, Retail, Commercial and Rural land uses. Templates for submissions and further details of this phase of consultation are available at or at Customer Service Centres. Submissions close 4.30pm, 26 July 2013. Have Your Say - Draft Local Heritage Register Council is preparing a local heritage register for the Scenic Rim in accordance with Section 113 of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. Council is inviting nominations for places the community values, and wants to conserve, to be included on the draft register. Information about how to nominate a place for inclusion on the register is available at For more information contact Council’s Heritage Register Project Team on 5540 5435. Nominations close 23 August 2013. Waste Transfer Station Operating Hours Council is introducing a revised schedule of operating hours at waste transfer stations throughout the Scenic Rim. The changes will take effect from 30 July 2013 and are as follows: Beaudesert Open daily 9am-5pm; Tamborine

Mountain 6 days/week, 9am-5pm (closed Wednesdays); Canungra 6 days/week, 9am-5pm (closed Thursdays); Boonah 6 days/week, 9am-5pm (closed Wednesdays); Rathdowney Open Sunday/Monday/Thursday, 9am-5pm; Kalbar Open Saturday/Sunday/Wednesday, 9am-12pm; Peak Crossing Open Saturday/Sunday/Wednesday, 1pm-5pm. Change to Addressing on Tamborine Mountain At its meeting of Tuesday, 25 June 2013, Council resolved to amend its addressing protocols for properties on Tamborine Mountain. Council was advised by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines that the use of the unbounded neighbourhood names Eagle Heights, Mount Tamborine and North Tamborine were not references to a legal residential address. Instead the bounded locality name Tamborine Mountain should be used in place of these. Based on this advice, Council will amend property addresses that currently refer to Eagle Heights, Mount Tamborine and North Tamborine to Tamborine Mountain. This decision has been made after consultation with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines and Australia Post, including exploring alternatives to the above. The legal residential address is used by many agencies including government, emergency services, insurance agents and utility companies. While mail could continue to be delivered if the unbounded neighbourhood names were used, it was determined that it is important that Council remain consistent with other agencies, particularly emergency services.


World of Fun Winter School Holiday Program 24 June – 5 July. For more information visit @ The Centre, Beaudesert, Boonah & Tamborine Mountain & all the Libraries

EXHIBITIONS (free admission) New Arrivals & Displacement Continues until 27 July Immigration stories by Jacques van der Merwe & Hesam Fetrati @ The Centre Beaudesert U3A Photography & Leo Huyghebaert Photography & woodcraft. Eurobeat: Almost Aurovision Closes 7 July BAMS & Beenleigh Theatre Group @ Boonah Regional Art Gallery Beaudesert’s Eurovision Spirit of Place Song Contest 13 July to 11 August Fri 12 to Sat 20 July Exhibition by Laura Phillips 5 performances @ Boonah Regional Art Gallery Check website for details @ The Centre Beaudesert Call to Artists to Exhibit Applications are invited from It’s About Face artists and groups to exhibit Free public program & interactive in the 2014-2016 exhibitions painting with artist Jacques van program at The Centre, der Merwe in association with Beaudesert. Forms available online his solo exhibition New Arrivals. Sat 13 July 12pm - 3pm. (go to the exhibitions link) Bookings essential. Limited spaces. Applications close 29 July 2013. @ The Centre Beaudesert

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Canungra and District Date Claimer Listings in the date claimer are free for non-profit and community events. To ensure the information is up to date, all listings must be renewed quarterly. Please email or phone 5543 5532 to update your listing.

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July 6th....... Canungra Rodeo 28th..... Canungra Valley Markets. Ph: 5543 4345 or 0432 050 261. August 18th..... Car boot sale (from 6am). Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre, Long Rd. Ph: 0402 534 721. 24th..... Canungra Show. 25th..... Canungra Valley Markets. Ph: 5543 4345 or 0432 050 261. 30th..... St Luke’s Anglican Church Annual Church Dinner. Ph: 5533 7070. September 11th...... Canungra Chamber of Commerce Invitation Golf Day. Ph: 5543 5532. 14th - 15th ..... BDOFS Spring Show 28th - 5th Oct.....Canungra Hang-Gliding Classic. Garbor Sipos: 0402 826 969. 29th..... Canungra Valley Markets. Ph: 5543 4345 or 0432 050 261. October 5th....... Canungra Bull Ride 26th - 2nd Nov.....Canungra Paragliding Cup. Dave Gibbs: 0429 775 554 27th..... Canungra Valley Markets. Ph: 5543 4345 or 0432 050 261. Mondays: • Cribbage Tournament at Canungra Bowls Club, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Ph 5543 4456. • Beechmont Over 50’s at Graceleigh Hall, Beechmont. Ph 0457 803 045. • Fitness Training Moriarty Park Hall 5.30pm. Steve 0405 103 670. • Yoga classes at Moriarty Park. Call Shirley 5543 4047. Tuesdays: • Canungra Golf Club - Ladies’ Competition Golf Day. • Kokoda Playgroup at Kokoda Barracks Ph: Maureen 5618 6405 or Helen 0427 185 674. • Zumba. 4pm - 5pm at Canungra School of Arts Hall. Phone Sue 0427 171 134. Wednesdays: • Fitness Training Moriarty Park Hall 5.30pm. Steve 0405 103 670. • Justice of the Peace Community Signing Centre. Next to the library 1pm - 5pm. • QFRS - Auxiliary Urban Fire Service, Finch Rd, training 6.30pm. Call 0409 640 471. • Kundalini Yoga.6pm at Boyland. Cheryl: 0430 177 013,

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Thursdays: • Men’s Competition Golf Day at Canungra Golf Club. • Members’ Night at Canungra RSL Services Club. Raffles, Members Draw. Ph: 5543 5524. • Every 2nd Thursday Canungra Art & Culture Group. Showgrounds Art Hut. Ph: 5543 5528. • Business and Community night at Canungra Bowls Club 6pm for 6-30pm start. Ph 5543 4456. • Zumba. 9-10am Beginners Class at Canungra School of Arts Hall. Phone Sue 0427 171 134.

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Fridays: • Justice of the Peace - Canungra Visitor Information Centre. Ph: 5543 5156.

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Saturdays: • Mixed Competition Golf Day at Canungra Golf Club. • Seventh Day Adventist Church service 11am. Ph: 5543 8035. Sundays: • Bare Foot Bowls at Canungra Bowls Club from 9.30am. Ph: 5543 4456. • Church Services: St Luke’s Anglican Church 7.45am. Canungra Uniting Church 10.30am. Monthly: • 1st Wed: Canungra Chamber of Commerce Meeting. Ph: 0407 671 286 for details. • 3rd Tue: Canungra Rural Fire Brigade monthly meeting. Jamie 5543 5778. • 1st Sat: QCWA Wonglepong meeting (except January) at 9.30am. Ph: Joyce Libke 5543 5212. • 1st Sun: Canungra Pony Club Rally Day. Ph: 0400 436 867. • 2nd Sun: Canungra RSL Club Muso’s Session (Open Mike) from 1pm. Ph: 5543 5524.

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Where are Your Neighbourhood Safer Places?

Council and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) have released an updated list of the Scenic Rim’s Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP). An NSP is a local open space or building where people may gather as a last resort to seek shelter from a bushfire. The following sites are deemed approved NSP areas within the Scenic Rim Region until 30th June 2014: • Beechmont Rural Fire Station, Beechmont Road, Beechmont. • Graceleigh Park, 1925 Beechmont Road, Beechmont. • Tamborine Sports Complex, Cnr Hartley Rd and Long Rd, Tamborine Mtn. • Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Cnr Geissmann and Main St, Tamborine Mtn. • Tamborine Mountain State High School, Holt Rd, Tamborine Mtn. • St Bernard State School, 1/19 School Rd, Tamborine Mtn. An NSP may be your

contingency plan when: • Your Bushfire Survival Plan has failed. • Your plan was to stay but the extent of the fire means your home cannot withstand the impact of the fire and therefore your home is not a safe place to shelter. • The fire has escalated to an

‘extreme’ or ‘catastrophic’ level and voluntary evacuation is your safest option. Council’s Local Disaster Coordinator Mark Griffioen said it was very important for residents living in bushfire prone areas to develop their own personal Bushfire Survival Plan, which should always be used in the first instance.

“There is no time to think in an emergency, so it is vital for people to prepare and plan before a bushfire happens,” he said. “Whether your decision is to leave early or stay and defend your property, an NSP should be used only in the event that your Bushfire Survival Plan fails. “In your planning, also remember to consider the distance and travel time to your nearest NSP, and update your plan every year before the bushfire season.” Mark said Council is working with QFRS to establish Neighbourhood Safer Places in Canungra, Kooralbyn and Rathdowney. “We will meet with QFRS in the next few weeks to assess if there are any locations which meet the NSP guidelines in these areas,” said Mark. For information on developing your Bushfire Survival Plan, or for more on Neighbourhood Safer Places, visit the QFRS website at

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In Brief...

Fatal traffic crash, Biddaddaba Canungra resident, Gloria Waterson, passed away following a single vehicle traffic crash at Biddaddaba on the afternoon of 22nd June. The vehicle was being driven along Beaudesert Nerang Road around 5.40pm when it left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Both occupants of the vehicle, Gloria and her husband, Percy, were taken to the Gold Coast Hospital. At the time of printing, Percy remains in hospital. Both Percy and Gloria are long term residents of Canungra. Our thoughts and prayers are with Percy and his family. COUNCIL CHARTS DIRECTION IN NEW CORPORATE PLAN Council has adopted a new Corporate Plan to guide its strategic direction over the next five years. Cr Brent said the objectives of the Corporate Plan mirrored those of the Community Plan: Spectacular Scenery and Healthy Environment; Sustainable and Prosperous Economy; Open and Responsive Government; Relaxed Living and Rural Lifestyle; Vibrant Towns and Villages; Accessible and Serviced Region; Healthy, Engaged and Resourceful Communities. The Scenic Rim Corporate Plan 2013-18 can be viewed on Council’s website corporate-publications TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN LOCALITY ISSUES ADDRESSED Council is to adopt a uniform approach to the addressing of properties on Tamborine Mountain on the advice of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. The Department advised that the official bounded locality name of Tamborine Mountain should be used for addressing purposes rather than the neighbourhood names of Eagle Heights, Mount Tamborine and North Tamborine. “It has been recommended that neighbourhood names not be used for official addressing purposes as they do not reflect the property’s legal residential address,” Corporate and Community Services chair Cr Nigel Waistell said. “Amending Council’s records to reflect the legal address will reduce confusion and bring the Council into line with other government agencies. “It also provides clarity for emergency services personnel as addressing is consistent with State practices and the Australian Standard.”

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Canungra’s History Canungra State School History

Canungra State School was not always just the one school. The first district school was at Sarabah and was established by parents of the district in 1884. The Canungra Lower school was established in Wonglepong in 1884 as well. The Sarabah School was first opened in 1892 and closed in 1899. The number of students at the school was as high as 25. The first Witheren School opened in 1899. Flying Fox School opened in 1920.

By Hannah Gill and Heather Moriarty The first Canungra State School was opened on Finch Road in 1901, where, in 1922, the governor, Sir Matthew Nathan visited. In 1962, the State School moved to the old railway yards site, which is where it stands today. In the same year, Witheren and Flying Fox schools closed and the students were transported by bus to Canungra State School. The current Canungra State School has about 384 students and 26 teachers.

Canungra State School students in 1910

DON’T LOSE OUR HISTORY! If you have memories, stories, anecdotes or photos about Canungra’s history, have them published in The Canungra Times. Copies of the paper are kept at the National Library of Australia and Queensland State Library. This ensures our town’s history can be preserved for future generations. To contribute to reminiscences about Canungra’s history, call 5543 5532 or email

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Calling Regional Achievers

The Queensland Regional Achievement & Community Awards are now open and are calling for the search for unsung heroes within our communities. Proudly presented by Channel 7 Queensland the Awards aim to acknowledge and reward our unsung heroes. The Awards provide an opportunity for communities around the state to embrace and salute the success of our local achievers through youth leadership, events, community service, environmental practices and regional development. We are calling on you to nominate someone you know in one of the Award categories: • The Prime Super Community of the Year Award. • The Peabody Environment and Landcare Award. • The Origin Energy Regional Service Award. • The Reay Services Energy and Sustainability Award. • The Safeguard Events and Tourism Award. • The Styleprint Youth Leadership Award. By nominating someone you know, you will give them the chance to win great prizes thanks to the Commonwealth Bank. As the major prize patron, Commonwealth Bank will present each award winner with a $2,500 Visa Debit Mastercard Account and each winner will be put forward for the Commonwealth Bank Special Commendation Award, with the chance to win a further $2,500. Winners will be announced in Toowoomba at the Gala Dinner Presentation hosted by the the Toowoomba Showgrounds, on Saturday 9th November 2013. The Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards are proudly supported by Queensland Country Life and Angove Family Winemakers. Nominations close on Friday 23rd August 2013 For further information, please contact your local Awards Office on 1300 735 445.

Don’t Litter Australia Desexing in July Aims to The National Desexing Network, a program created by the Animal Welfare League of Queensland is collaborating with vet clinics around Australia, including Canungra Veterinary Surgery, to offer discounted desexing prices in July. The community are encouraged to desex their cats and dogs before the spring breeding season to stop huge numbers of unwanted cats and dogs arriving at Australia’s pounds and shelters. Carol Mihaka, Director of the National Desexing Network said the NDN is grateful to the veterinary practices who have agreed to join the desexing program during July as it means anyone nationally can easily access these discounted prices. “Each year, tens of thousands of unwanted cats, dogs and puppies are collected as strays or handed in to Australia’s pounds and shelters. Desexing your pet should be at the top of every responsible pet owners list,” Mrs Mihaka said. “We hope the community will take advantage of these discounted prices over the month of July which in turn will help relieve the burden of having to find homes for the dozens of unwanted litters who are born in the summer months,” Mrs Mihaka says.

Curb Unexpected Litters

Desexing your pet can have lots of health and behavioural benefits including reducing territorial fights, and escaping in dogs and cats becoming more affectionate while lessening the risk of cancer and feline diseases. Cats can be pregnant from four to five months of age. To prevent accidental or early litters, kittens can be safely desexed from two months of age and one kilogram in weight. “It is ideal to desex your pets when they are kittens or puppies as the recovery process is much faster and they are back to themselves again within hours of the operation,” Mrs Mihaka said. Prices and veterinary clinics can be viewed on the NDN website www.ndn.

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Canungra residents moving forward with the Canungra and District Community Bank

Ready to Take the Next Step in Banking for Canungra

As Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Community Bank® network celebrated its 15th birthday on Wednesday 26th June, Canungra is ready to take the next step in it’s Community Bank journey. On 26 June 1998, the first Community Bank® Branch was opened in the western-Victorian farming town of Rupanyup. Rupanyup Minyip Community Bank® Branch has since grown to return more than $780,000 in profits to its local community, and

spurred almost 300 other community owned and operated branches to set-up across Australia. President of the Canungra RSL Services Club, Keith Cogzell, said even though the campaign hasn’t started yet, the initial response from the community has been very positive. “The steering committee now numbers 15 which shows the community supports the need for a full service banking facility in the town,” he said.

“Similar size towns such as Kalbar and Logan Village have successful Community Banks and we believe this will work well in Canungra.” Community Banks are set up as a partnership between the community and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, with a high percentage of profits distributed to community groups. For more information visit or watch the Community Bank® story on YouTube.

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From left, Cr Virginia West, Health Building and Environment Manager Randall Deans, Natural Resources Officer Keith McCosh, Environmental Policy Team Leader Andrew McLoughlin and Cr Nadia O’Carroll accepted the Healthy Waterways Rural and Agriculture Award.


A Council environmental program has won the 2013 Healthy Waterways Rural and Agriculture Award. The Rural Environmental Support Program aims to improve the rural landscape and waterways through a synchronised package of initiatives. Deputy Mayor Virginia West said the program was a collaborative effort between Council and the community. “Council worked in close partnership with landowners, land care groups, schools and government agencies at all stages of this program.” The program comprised a number of coordinated green initiatives, including river recovery projects, conservation partnerships, rural tree and environmental grants programs and educational workshops. Division 2 Councillor Nadia O’Carroll acknowledged all involved in the


development and execution of the program. “I would like to commend Council’s environmental officers, whose efforts have made this program an outstanding success. “Our region includes the headwaters of four major river systems that are a vital part of our lifestyle and economy and Council is working to protect these waterways through careful planning, coordinated efforts and collaboration with the community.” The Scenic Rim was well-represented at the awards, with Tamborine Mountain Landcare taking out the Community Award for its Biodiversity Corridors Regeneration Project. Canungra State School rounded out the Scenic Rim’s showing at the awards as a finalist in the Sustainable Education Award category for the Canungra Creek Restoration Project.

Finally, settlement day is here! By now you know the time for settlement and you have your removalist arriving shortly to start packing up your house. But, have you arranged and carried out your pre-settlement inspection? Under the standard conditions of a Contract of Sale, the Buyer is entitled to carry out an inspection of the property prior to settlement. This is generally referred to as a presettlement inspection. The purpose of the pre-settlement inspection is to ensure that the property is in the same state it was when the Buyer signed the Contract. Things to look out for: Dishwasher and internal fixtures, such as light fittings and curtains, are still in the property (unless any have been agreed as being an ‘exclusion’) and are functional; The pool is clean; and If the Seller has already vacated the property they have not accidentally damaged a wall when moving the wall unit. If you aren’t certain of the Seller’s obligations, contact your Solicitor to discuss these concerns. The pre-settlement inspection can be arranged at any time leading up to settlement through the Real Estate Agent and is generally carried out either the day before, or the morning of settlement. If you are not satisfied with your inspection, you must contact your Solicitor immediately otherwise your Solicitor may just proceed to settlement. Once settlement has been effected, you may not have any recourse against the Seller to rectify any items.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! John McKellar Wilson MPS-PHC and now OBE “Over Bloody Eighty!” Wonderful husband of 54 years, great father to his six sons and Pa to 9 granddaughters and two grandsons. Sixty years a pharmacist and your local Chemist in Canungra. Happy Birthday John - 26th June 1933.

Waste Transfer Closures to Save $300,000

Council will rationalise the operating hours of its network of waste transfer stations in a move expected to save Scenic Rim ratepayers $300,000 annually. Council operates transfer stations at Boonah, Kalbar, Peak Crossing, Rathdowney, Canungra and Tamborine Mountain in addition to the Central Landfill site at Beaudesert. “The majority of Scenic Rim residents live within a 20-minute drive of one, if not two, waste facilities,” Corporate and Community Services Committee chair Cr Nigel Waistell said. “Additionally, a high level of convenience in terms of long operating hours is provided across the network. “However, this present level of service comes at a cost, with the provision of waste services in its current form representing a $1 million liability annually. “In contrast, many other Councils deliver waste services to the community on a cost recovery basis.” The reduction in hours means Canungra Waste Transfer Station will be closed Thursdays and open 9am - 5pm Friday through Wednesday.

Mayor John Brent at a Council Waste Transfer Station

Mayor John Brent said while waste collection and disposal was a core community service of Council, the seven-figure drain on the region’s finances could no longer be sustained. “Ratepayers expect their Council to be a prudent financial manager and identify savings which deliver both efficiencies and improve the bottom line. These measures will help to achieve such an outcome,” Cr Brent said.

“Council has conducted an audit of patronage patterns across the transfer station network and has determined there is scope to rationalise operating hours and reduce costs without significant impact on users. “These planned changes are expected to save ratepayers around $300,000 annually.” Planned changes to operating hours will take effect from the end of July.

Changes to waste transfer station operating hours - effective 30th July 2013

Cedar Creek Hall Turns 100

Cedar Creek Hall is holding its centenary on Saturday 5th October. The Hall committee is interested to hear from anyone who has been associated with the area over the past century, or who has photos and articles of interested from the Cedar Creek area. The Committee held a morning tea on Saturday 1st June past residents of the area. For enquiries call Gary Hastings on 0418 152 555.

Tennis Pros of the Future Desley Marks, Sandra Badke, Jessie Watt and Mavis Curtis at the Cedar Creek Hall morning tea.

Students from FuturePros Tennis Academy took part in the French Open clay court tournament in Beenleigh on Saturday 15th June and Hot Shots Challenge at Emmaus College. Alli Roberts won the runner up trophy for the Orange Ball Singles. and in Red Ball FuturePros, Mackenzie Wallace won the champion Trophy. FuturePros Tennis Academy coach, A’lysse Thompson said for many of their students it was their first time playing in a Hot Shots Challenge. The Canungra Times, July 2013

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From My Window...

Occasionally something on Facebook hits home, and an article entitled ‘When Your Mother Says She’s Fat’ hit home hard. The author, Kasey Edwards, talks about her mother’s weight battle and how it affected her self-image. Where the fashionable male shape generally doesn’t change, a woman’s ‘acceptable’ shape changes depending on the culture she lives in. Where food is scarce, women who are larger are more desirable. In more affluent cultures (such as ours), thin is in. What frightens me as the mother of two girls is the fashionable body for a woman today is that of a pre-pubescent girl, with a flat stomach, thigh gap, long, thin arms and legs and eyes large enough to make you think what she really needs is a good feed and a decent night’s sleep. As Kasey states in the article: ‘Now I understand what it’s like to grow up in a society that tells women that their beauty matters most, and at the same time defines a standard of beauty that is perpetually out of our reach.’ We can’t erase media images, but we can tell our children that these images have been altered. We can point out women (and men) who are doing great things through their deeds, rather than their looks.


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Dear Editor, It is a sad reflection on our beautiful little town when a group of teenage boys feel that it is ok to throw seed pods at passing cars, and also at a well respected teacher from Canungra State School. Despite the fact that the three boys involved were identified by other staff members, the boys deny being in the area at the time of the incident and the police are unable to do anything about it.

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Warfare to Welfare - Privates on The first edition of Vietnam Veteran’s Calendar “Men at War and Peace “ released in 2007 was a tremendous success and raised over $65,000 for veterans’ welfare services. The 2014 calendar, to be released in early October 2013 will again feature a series of Vietnam vets that have bared “nearly all”. Greg and Annie Carter (Greg a Vietnam Vet himself) who have established a retreat at Bairnsdale for war veterans and their partners, are organising the calendar as a fund raiser to help support the running costs of the retreat. Veterans from around the nation have stayed with the Carters in a quiet, secure, safe and peaceful environment. Nights by the camp fire, a round of golf on the retreat course and pleasant walking tracks all make up a place where mates can share a beer and a chat - all a voluntary and free service.

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Parade - Vietnam Vets Bare All There has been no trouble in finding vets to be suitable candidates for the selection of photographs that will be shown in the calendar. The remainder will be shown as smaller images at the back of the calendar . “Men at War and Peace” shows a main photograph of a veteran doing an activity he enjoys in present day life with a smaller image of him on the monthly date page during his tour of duty in Vietnam. Alan Paynter from MT Martha is one of the veterans featured in the calendar. Alan was a “tunnel rat” with the Royal Australian engineers and served in Vietnam in 1968-69. A member of his local RSL club he said it was important to do something for his mates, and the retreat was a wonderful place for them to stay. Greg and Annie are still looking for veterans to participate in the calendar. For more information please contact Greg Carter on 0409 418 332 or visit the web site

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Abuse On this same afternoon a large sum of money was taken from a local man’s wallet (which he had placed in his glove box of his ute), this incident occurred in the Moriarty Park, Manor Court area. The Tom Tom that was in his ute was also taken. If you have any information about this theft or have seen a Tom Tom laying around please let the local police know. Name and address with held


Teeth Whitening In Canungra

Show Schedule Released

The Canungra Show Schedule is available now at Canungra FoodWorks, Canungra News and on the Caungra A H & I Society’s web site This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Canungra Show and the cover design, by Jenny Millington, features a collage of photographs by award winning local photographer Vanessa Laverty and The Canungra Times. The show will feature great entertaiment, including the living statue, sand sculpting, lawnmower racing and fireworks. There is also a great range of classes with horses, cattle, goats, produce, fine arts cooking and the very popular ute muster. The 75th Annual Canungra Show will be held on Saturday 24th August 2013. For enquiries phone 0414 676 787.

White Teeth and Their When you think about the benefits of having bright, white teeth, what comes to mind? Most of us will associate white teeth with proper dental hygiene and health. This is not far removed from reality as when your teeth are “white and shiny” it is indicative they are in good shape and are free of common periodontal disease. However, there is more to white teeth than their mere appearance. For example, if you planned a job interview, would you prefer your teeth to be white or dulled and stained? Of course not. Most of us would want our teeth to be as white as possible. This is because you would want to make a good impression on a potential employer. Clearly, dark, stained teeth would be indicative of a number of negative traits. Yellowed or stained teeth can create a certain psychological profile about a person. You may wonder what could possibly be the importance of understanding the psychological benefits of teeth whitening? Well, if you understand the positive effects of white teeth, you can use such psychological effects to your advantage. No, this does not mean you will be employing your psychological skill as a way of manipulating people. You will be riding the wave of positive sentiment.

Psychological Impact

Yes there can be many psychological components to having white teeth. Sometimes, we do not consciously think of them, but in the back of our minds they are there. That is why teeth whitening has grown and become as popular as it is today. Wendy Badke from Body Contour and Beauty is offering her Winning Smile mobile Teeth Whitening Service at Canungra Beauty and Acupuncture on Thursdays by appointment. Phone 5510 8262 or 0417 965 495. See Trade and Business Directory for advertisement in ‘Health and Beauty’.

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Why Adopt a Pet?

By Sophie Moriarty, age 8 Adopting a pet means you’ll have lots of company and you won’t be lonely any more. Animals are good company and cats keep your feet warm. And all animals need a home! If they don’t have an owner they will die if this happened to you how would you feel? I am serious about this. Just think of a second or two ... animals need you and they do need you. Lots of animals need you and that’s true. • Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression. • People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations. • Playing with a pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calms and relaxes. • Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels. • Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.

AWL Pets of the Month Tiger 17910: Tiger is a two year old Siberian Husky. He is one cool dude, social with other dogs and people, and would love a home where he can run and play. Tiger is $240 and is already desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated. Alley 12660: This little girl came to us as a stray, she is a little shy at first but loves her cuddles. Alley is very playful and can be a little rough, therefore young children are not recommended. Alley is $120 and is already desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated.

Nature’s Gems

Boodie (Bettongia Lesueur) By Melissa Whitby

During my recent trip to Western Australia (WA), I was able to work with several threatened bird species. However, I encountered several mammals in WA that are also teetering on the edge of extinction. One such animal was the Boodie also known as the Burrowing Bettong. For those who are wondering what a bettong looks like these animals resemble small, stout kangaroos. The Boodie is an animal that has distinctive yellow-brown fur with a thick tail. My encounter with a Boodie was at the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in the Perth Hills. This animal was once widespread through arid areas of Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. It is now confined to several islands of the coast of WA. One of the largest contributing factors to the demise of these amazing animals has been the introduction of feral animals such as cats and foxes. Much of Australian’s unique wildlife has no defence against these pests. Boodies are animals that can be highly social and are the only bettongs that live in burrows. The burrow systems of this animal can be extensive and support several animals. The Boodie is an animal

that is nocturnal and has a highly varied diet. This diet is made up of vegetation matter, fungi and soil invertebrates. Breeding for this animal can occur throughout the year with several young raised. The future for this amazing animal may sound grim. However, organisations such as Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy are breeding the animals and re-introducing them to predator-free areas on the mainland. Without concerted conservation efforts such as this much of Australia’s unique wildlife may go the way of the Dodo. If you would like to know more about conservation efforts in WA, I would suggest looking up the websites of the organisations mentioned above. My intention is travel back to WA in the near future, so that I can become involved in these conservation efforts. For anyone interested in volunteering their time, I would suggest contacting the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Many Australians are not aware of Australia’s unique biodiversity or the trouble that it is in. My belief is that making people aware that these animals exist and of their plight, is the first step in ensuring that their existence continues.

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The Boodie is also known as the Burrowing Bettong

Council Comment

By Cr Virginia West Scenic Rim Regional Council

BUDGET 2013/2014 The Budget this year has been somewhat challenging given the loss of $1 million in State and Federal funding (this equates to a 3% rate rise) but it is a responsible budget that recognises Council’s long term commitment to financial sustainability. For this Budget, Council has strived to balance the need to maintain service delivery expected by the community against the impact of changing land valuations and funding loss, while at the same time being mindful of the cost of living pressures on all households. This $117 million budget includes $40 million in disaster restoration works and $19 million worth of road and bridge projects. The average rate increase for an owner-occupied property will be $1.73 per week or approximately $90 a year. Savings have been achieved through the rationalisation of waste transfer station operating hours, curtailing of new initiatives and constant review of staffing levels. The full Budget can be read at and I am happy to discuss any points with residents who may wish to contact me. D J SMITH PARK UPDATE Residents will notice some new infrastructure in the park - a seat donated by the Day family to commemorate their family settlement in Canungra and a new enlarged picnic shelter to replace the previous one, which was aged and affected by pests. Funds for the project were contributed by the Canungra Lions when they ceased operation in town. A plaque will be placed on the shelter with this information, and also to remember their very valued member Pam Gamble who sadly passed away. WALKING TRACK REPAIRED The damaged portion of the 1km track that follows the Canungra Creek from Lions Park to Picnic Place has been repaired and is open again for those avid walkers in the community. Maps are again available at Canungra Information Centre. HAVE YOUR SAY ON SCENIC RIM PLANNING SCHEME As this process begins the initial stages of the new Planning Scheme, residents are urged to have their say to help inform a Directions Paper for the project. Find out more and provide your feedback online at This will replace the three planning schemes currently being used within the Scenic Rim. CONDOLENCES It is with great sadness to our community that we note the tragic passing of Bill Zastrow, who was known and respected by so many. Bill loved the Canungra community and contributed for almost 20 years as the secretary of the Canungra Sports and Recreation Grounds. CONTACT ME I am always available to talk with residents on 0407 630 052 or 5540 5403 or email

Notice of Annual General Meeting The Scenic Rim Rate Payers Association will hold its AGM on 29 July 2013 starting at 7:00pm at the Beaudesert Gold Club, 135 Kerry Road, Beaudesert.


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The Association works behind the scenes ensuring the community’s rights are upheld and its voice is heard particularly at local government level. You are invited to attend on the 29th and hear first hand what past and current issues the Association is addressing on your behalf. Astrid Kennedy President Scenic Rim Rate Payers Assoc.

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State Scene By Jon Krause Member for Beaudesert Ph: 5541 4283 Goat Track The Goat Track reconstruction is well underway after its closure following January’s storm and floods. The task involves removal of a large amount of soil and placement of 20,000 tonne of rock to rebuild the road to its previous configuration. I thank residents for their continued patience while the Goat Track remains closed. Youth Justice Legislation Recently announced changes to youth justice legislation will require juvenile graffiti vandals to clean up graffiti painted on public property such as parks, halls and playground equipment - our community deserves better than to have our equipment damaged in this way. By putting these offenders to work to clean up their mess under the supervision of local councils and community groups, young offenders will take responsibility for their actions and the damage they cause to the community. Queensland Budget The 2013/14 Queensland Budget was delivered earlier this month. The budget contains $2.1 billion for repair of roads this year and is focussed on rebuilding our economy and making our economy and communities resilient for the future. Australian of the Year Awards Nominations are open for the 2014 Australian of the Year Awards. I encourage you to shine a light on someone you admire and nominate them to receive state and national recognition. Visit for further information on previous recipients or to nominate someone online in the following categories: • Queensland Australian of the Year, • Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, • Queensland Young Australian of the Year and • Queensland Local Hero. Nominations close at midnight on 2nd August 2013. Contact Me Please contact me if I can be of assistance in any matter. My contact details are: Phone 5541 4386 PO Box 656, Beaudesert 4285

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CT’s Movie Review

The Great Gatsby

By Chloe Pickard Rated: M. Length: 2 hours, 23 mins. Director: Baz Luhrmann. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki and Amitabh Bachchan. Australian director Baz Luhrmann has controversially made The Great Gatsby in 3D, but as I saw the film in 2D, I can’t comment on how 3D changed the film. While new technology may have caused some complaints, the plotline remains mostly the same as F Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. Young Nick Carraway arrives in New York, ready to make a living in the bonds industry. But he is soon distracted by his eccentric neighbor Jay Gatsby, who throws massive parties that attract almost all of New York. When Nick strikes up an acquaintance with Gatsby, he discovers Gatsby has been in love with Nick’s cousin Daisy since he met her five years ago. Daisy is now married to wealthy Tom Buchanan, but Gatsby thinks he can win her back. After Moulin Rouge (2001), I don’t think audiences should expect historical

realism from Luhrmann’s films but the decadent atmosphere of the 1920s was recreated well. The modern-day soundtrack was exciting and worked in favour of the partying scenes. Carey Mulligan has a standout turn as the fragile Daisy and Joel Edgerton is excellent as Tom Buchanan. The Great Gatsby was originally made for the screen by Paramount Pictures in 1974 with Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy. The film was said to be lacklustre and dull at the time, but did reasonably at the box office, costing $6 million to produce but taking in over $30 million worldwide. Fans of the book, and I count myself among them, may wince at some of the changes made to the story but overall The Great Gatsby is an enjoyable, if not classic experience.

Feature Plant at Mt Tamborine Botanic Gardens

Brazilian Red Cloak - (Megaskepasma Erythrochlamys) Now that’s something of a high flying botanical name, but in some ways it suits this flamboyant plant originally from Venezuela. This evergreen shrub which grows to 2.5 metres has masses of deep red spikes with flecks of white which hold for weeks on end. Situated at the side of the Hydrangea garden it can’t be missed for its exotic showy flowering. Plant them in open sun or semi-shade and they suit any soil type. Look also at the gorgeous late Autumn foliage on the Crape Myrtles (Lagerstroemia) on the Cherry Walk and the great Liquidambars, among others, which have been particularly beautiful this year due to the recent cold spell. The Rose Garden is also looking good with a late lovely blooming. See you at the Gardens soon – it’s a magic time.



The rain didn’t stop the markets at Canungra on 30th June when 42 stallholders gathered in the Canungra School of Arts Hall. Organiser Sue Kenna said she was prepared for the rain and left the stage in the hall free in case stalls needed to come inside. “The crowd was steady throughout the day, but probably not as many people as I hoped due to the bad weather,” said Sue. “All the stallholders were happy with the day and everyone said what a good atmosphere it was in the room. Next month we have 50 stalls so it is great to see it growing so quickly.” There was plenty of variety this month with cakes, home made jams and relishes, local produce, jewellery, candles, massage, flowers and health food. The local Scout group catered for breakfast and lunch in the canteen with a sausage sizzle, bacon and egg rolls and soup to keep everyone warm in the cold weather. Sue said the low stall fees are a big drawcard for stall holders. Fees are only $10 for a two metre by two metre stall in the hall or a three metre by three metre stall outside. Profits from stall fees are going to the Canungra School of Arts Hall. Entry to the markets for members of the public is free of charge. Markets are held on the last Sunday of each month, however in November and December the dates have changed due to previous hall bookings. Check The Canungra Times’ date claimer for details. For more information about the markets email Sue, phone 0432 050 261 or like their facebook page: CanungraValleyMarkets.


Above: Marj and Clarry Pholi trying some Beechmont cheese. Right: Stallholders Samantha Dusting and Irene White. Below: Cheyanne, Keeley and Renee TeoraCaesar selling their handmade jewellery.

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School Happenings - Canungra State School - June 2013 Students of the Week - Well done! “Mrs Klupfel’s Tidy Class” Award for May 2013 Congratulations to Prep A and Mrs Tenni 4th June Alexandra McCabe

11th June Nishan Reynolds

3rd June - Green Team Sausage Sizzle The Green Team hosted their first sausage sizzle at the school, and. raised approximately $250 to go towards resources for the school’s vegetable patches. 3rd June - Reader’s Cup Heather Moriarty, Macey Young, Amelia Ingram, Elizabeth Worrall and Katie Hastie competed in the Reader’s Cup. Over the past two months these students have been given the task of reading six books (chosen by the Reader’s Cup organisers). They then faced six questions about each of the books. Out of a group of twenty-two schools, our team came 6th. This is a wonderful achievment.

Diabetic Eye Health Tests

18th June Christina McCallum 14th June - Semester One Reports Students received their Semester One reports, indicating their achievements and efforts for the first half of the school year. 18th June - School Cleaner’s Day The school celebrated School Cleaner’s Day by thanking the fantastic cleaners who do an amazing job keeping the school clean - Barbara Cullen, Karen Davis and Veronica Colebrook. The school community really appreciate the work the cleaners do. 19th June - Interhouse Sports Day All students participated in the annual Interhouse Sports Day. The results for the day were as follows: • Champion House – The Campbell Family Trophy: 1st – Wonglepong. • March Past – R.J. May Trophy: Flying Fox. • Relay Trophy: Wonglepong. • Field Events – The Terry and Jan Peters Trophy: Sarabah. • Age Champions: Boys - 9 yrs Beau Geiger, 10 yrs Trad Leach, 11yrs Jake Hope, 12 yrs Josh Anderson, 13 yrs Lucas Harrold; Girls - 9 yrs Sophie Raymont, 10 yrs Willow Mills, 11 yrs Jade Young, 12 yrs Maddie Purtill, 13 yrs Amelia Ingram. • Champion Athletes – The Bradfield Trophy: Boy - Joshua Aiken; Girl - Jade Young.

17th To 20th June - Instrumental Music Camp Six students from Canungra State School were selected to attend the Region’s Instrumental Music Camp which was held on the Gold Coast. This was a great opportunity for young musicians to gain experience playing in a band under the direction and tutelage of the Department’s talented Instrumental Music Teachers. 23rd June - Green Team At Zest Fest The School’s Green Team had a table at Zest Fest which was held at the Hall Graceleigh Park Beechmont. Zest Fest is a community festival which celebrates the creativity, health, food and wellbeing of the local communities. Page 20

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CSS Green Team July 2013

By Jodie Clifford, Canungra State School Green Team Zest Fest Canungra Green Team hosted a display stall at Zest Fest to promote the range of environmental projects at the school and extend our network connections locally. The day proved to be a great opportunity for parents, students and staff to engage with the greater community and let them know what the CSS Green Team is up to! Thanks to Colleen and David Murphy, Linda Riggs, Mia Staver, Kasey Wilson, Sophia and Olivia Raymont, Fiona, Hayley and Aaron Williams for their fantastic efforts on the day.

Belinda and Isabelle Ingram at a Creek Working Bee

Canungra Creek Restoration Project The Canungra Creek Restoration project is an initiative that recognises the importance of protecting and enhancing the local environment. The project aims to enhance biodiversity on the Creek and provides students and community members with the opportunity to participate. The objectives of the Project are: • To manage weed species and increase the biodiversity of the gallery rainforest and creek ecosystem. • Engage community members, school children and staff to contribute to the management of our local environment, and increase the capacity of such to undertake weed management and revegetation works. • Undertake community activity days and workshops that provide the opportunity for increasing knowledge in regards Riparian Restoration techniques. • Streamline environmental and cultural awareness learning into the school curriculum. • Install monitoring programs such as Photopoint and Water Quality Monitoring to evaluate project success. The project will enhance the wildlife corridor and provide habitat and food sources for native fauna, reptile, bird and aquatic species. The site is on the Canungra Creek and forms part of the catchment of the Logan and Albert Rivers. Enhancement and protection of the creek bank will assist with the prevention of erosion and improve water quality in the Canungra Creek system and have positive downstream effects. Canungra State School students are involved in many aspects of the restoration project. Practical experience, education and appreciation of the natural environment leads to positive attitudes to conservation and restoration throughout the school and extend to the local community. Working Bees are hosted each term with the focus on weed management or revegetation depending on the needs of the site. Community members are welcome to attend. Email the Green Team for information on upcoming events -

Canungra - the Best Town for Children?

Teacher Trish O’Connell posed this question to Year 5 students in preparation for the NAPLAN tests. These are some of the responses the students wrote:

Canungra - Jake I know Canungra is not very crowded so you will not hear traffic. It is very quiet so you will not be woken up at night. There are hand gliders so you can have a look at the cool colours and people on them. The first reason why you would not like to live in the city is the traffic because you will be late for jobs, school, and soccer games. But not at Canungra because hardly anyone comes past. The second reason why you wouldn’t like noisy places is because in the morning you will be woken up and at night too by cars, bus and trucks. But at Canungra you will not hear any of noisy things only the relaxing sounds of birds. The third reason why you would love Canungra is the hand gliders. You hardly see them at any places. You can see cool things from hand gliders here at Canungra. Canungra is good because you will not get lost or have bad traffic. So Canungra is an amazing place for children to live. Canungra - Kasey Do you live in Canungra? Well I do and it’s awesome. We have an awesome chemist and a great school. Even ask the bikies (nearly the whole street is packed with motorbikes on the weekend!) Well let’s talk about the chemist. Face it the chemist here is the best chemist around (mainly because my family runs it!). My Pa (the owner) and Johnny (my uncle and the second owner) give you free things sometimes. And they have all the medical care you could possibly need. The school has an amazing library which has all the books you could possibly read! From ghosts and spirits to plants

and animals. Also the people who work at the school are kind and caring and to make things even better you can have loads of adventures. OK so now let’s talk about the motorbikes. As I said before nearly the whole street is packed with motorbikes on the weekend (especially on Sunday!) I guess that’s because we also have amazing cafes! Oh and because they would want to get our Canungra Times (it has all the information you need to know about Canungra including what was happening that week or what has already happened!) Now if you’re still not convinced then I don’t know what will! But just remember CANUNGRA IS THE BEST TOWN EVER!! Canungra - Reilly I believe Canungra is definitely the best place for children to live in because it has everything that you need like food stores, restaurants, sporting grounds and also an awesome school and lots, lots more. Canungra is an amazing place because it is very quiet which is good. On the weekends it is noisy in the mornings because all the motorbikes come for breakfast, so they must like the food and it ok because you get to check out the all the cool motorbikes. Another really awesome thing about Canungra is that it is close to all the facilities that you need, for example sporting grounds, swimming pool, a local library and the best school ever! Canungra is surely the best town ever because it has very fantastic restaurants like the pub, local cafes, bakery, Funky Dory, pizza shop and all the restaurants have the best service ever. I recommend that if you are looking for a place to move to or visit you should definitely go to Canungra instead of a big, busy city like Brisbane.




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Find A Word - Winter

C&K Out and About

Try to find these words relating to winter in our word search: Cold Wind Fog Mist Snow

Ice Scarf Gloves Coat Mittens

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Canungra C&K Kindy took the children around town for their Community Walk on Tuesday 18th June. Centre Director Karen Price said it was a lovely day with lots of parent helpers. “We stopped at the Ambulance Station and got a tour of the whole station as well as trying out the seats, stretcher beds and sirens in the cars. We then stopped at Bean In for our morning tea. Our third and final stop was the Police Station where Constable Craig had a chat with the children and spoke about the old police station, horse stables and watch house. It was a great day out in our local Community,” she said.














At the ambulance station


C&K Canungra Community Kindergarten



10am – 1pm Saturday 27 July C&K Canungra Community Kindergarten You’re invited to come 2013 OPEN DAYalong and see what C&K Canungra Community Kindergarten is all about. 10am - 1pm Saturday 27 July our teachers assistants You’re invited toand come along and see what C&K ★Meet Learn about C&K Building ★ Community Kindergarten is all waterfalls about. teaching and

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Clues: Across 8. Vulcanite 9. Cultivated land 10. Fangs 11. Raise up 12. Excessive joy 14. Lucifer 16. Flat topped piece of furniture 18. Near the front 20. Keep within bounds 21. Gone up 22. Group of lions 23. Wild primitive people











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Venus spends most of her time in Leo this month. She is basking in the sunlight, as others wander through the emotional whirlpools of relationship dilemmas. This will find you comfortably removed from the dramas going on around you. Feel, then share the gold in your heart.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

Mercury is presently camped in the watery wilds of Cancer. This means that emotional intelligence is the order of the day. Intellectual clarity isn’t going to cut the mustard. Your heart will have to be as attuned, if not more, than your mind. You will get clear feedback.

CANCER (June 22 – July 22)

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Life is emotional. As a fire sign, when life gets this way, you can easily feel like you are knee- deep in a crocodile infested swamp. You aren’t. That’s your resistance doing the talking. Unless you turn and face the many-headed hydra of feeling, it will bite you. Soften your stance.

TAURUS (Apr 21 – May 20)


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Your Stars - July 2013 ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)


There’s a lot going on in your waterhole. Mars has jumped in, generating a wave of energy. If you face him, then he will give you enormous drive. If you run from him, you’ll waste a lot of time. As much as you’d like things to be soft and soothing, they are vibrant, active and alive.

LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)








Down 1. Perceiving by the senses 2. Pugilists 3. Lofty 4. By virtue of this 5 Pennon 6. Supple 7. Clarified butter 13. Reduced to a mean 15. A pleasure seeker 17. Outlaw 18. Best, purest 19. Designate, allot 20. Imitate 21. Split

There are strong demands for you to get emotionally committed and involved. If you have been being aloof, that moment is now over. If you don’t know you’ve been being aloof, then an awakening is about to happen. To create, requires practical and emotional engagement.

VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Though you often get seen as caught in intellectual dilemmas, you are actually driven more by gut instinct than other people know. If you listen to your gut now, and trust your feeling, you’ll find the going easy. Blaze your own path through the jungle of other people’s expectations.

LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 23)

That Venus is in Leo while the Sun goes through Cancer, is a saving grace. She helps you to remember yourself, just when you could have easily been dragged into other people’s emotional vortexes. The lion/lioness in your heart, is a seam of gold well worth tapping into.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 21)

Life lets you off the hook. It has been holding you back so you can have a look at a few things. That’s done. Now it pulls up your anchor and sets you free to navigate the rapidly flowing stream. Commit yourself to the people and projects that you love. Give of yourself totally.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

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Jupiter is now in Cancer, along with three other key planets. This indicates that it’s time to consider your emotional commitments. Are you letting yourself go deep, or are you hopping on your horse and galloping before that moment ever comes? Growth requires commitment.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s time to get wise around the things that count, or continue to either react or submit to the status quo. Which is it going to be? Commonsense needs to prevail. There are other options than conformity and reaction. Now is the time to seek them out and put them into operation.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It would be all too easy to be reactive. A short fuse means an absence of reflection. Plenty of reflection is required now. Have you been playing it safe? Or have you been so busy avoiding commitment, that you haven’t had to ask yourself what you want. Be emotionally wise.

PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The planets are being kind. They are opening up the way for you to get to who you are and what you want to do, free from any obvious encumbrances. Most of the planets are in water signs, which means it’s time to flow like a big rolling river. Immerse yourself uninhibitedly.

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Eat Local Week - 23 to 30 June

Canungra State School’s Green Team were at Zest Fest

Eat Local Week kicked off on 23rd June with the forth annual Zest Fest on Beechmont. Over 500 people came from all over the Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and Brisbane, to take part in workshops, taste local produce and enjoy the music. Organiser Sally McKinnon said the committee especially loved the growing participation of Canungra stall holders. “We’re very fond of our nearest village and love the collaboration,” said Sally. During the week, Binna Burra Lodge held Bush Tucker Presentations in D J Smith Park on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Guides from Binna Burra introduced people to some of the tastes and smells of the surrounding area. On Wednesday 26th June the Producers

Dinner was held at Wallaby Ridge Retreat. Robyn Fortescue of Wallaby Ridge said guest speaker Greg Dennis from Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk told of “a journey of risk and passion”. Guests enjoyed a local food/slow food dinner sourcing from the garden, farm gates and community gardens. Co-hosted with Kate Raymont from Hinterland Harvest, Robyn and John from Wallaby Ridge organised a great night of networking, laughter and great food. On the final weekend many people headed to Aratula for the Winter Harvest Festival on Saturday, but in Canungra the Information Centre hosted tasting tables outside with local jams, macadamia nuts, chocolate and home baked goods for locals and tourists alike to sample.

Binna Burra Lodge’s Guest Activites Supervisor, Dean Hogg hosting the Bush Tucker presentation.

Wayne’s Traditional Cheese Making

Tasting Tables at Canungra Visitor Information Centre

Cheesemaking Workshops Call Now To Book - (Limited Places Available) $115.00pp - $210.00pc Group Bookings Available

Wednesday 10th July Saturday 27th July Saturday 10th August Saturday 7th September Exquisite Location in Lower Beechmont Accommodation Available Summer’s Sunrise Retreat Ask for a Special Discount when booking Accommodation and Workshop

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Comfortable seating “long table” style at Wallaby Ridge Retreat for the Local Producers Dinner

Celebrating Local Food

Checking out locally made cheese

The Local Fisho and family!

Anita and Scott Bunch from Oliva di Tabragalba with Jenny and Doug Bradfield

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Canungra Hotel. Ph: 5543 5233 Clandulla Cottages. Ph: 5543 0900

Car Detailing

Is Ur Car Clean? Mobile Car Detailing

Call Daniel 0422 262 548

Accounting Trilogy Accounting Group. Ph: 1300554 136



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Trade and Business Directory Advertising Rates from 1 July 2013

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Ph: 5543 5532 Animals, Pets and Pet Services


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CARPENTRY Frames Fixouts Decks Renovations Kitchens

Phone Luke 0412 684 485

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Mobile: 0438 451 696

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The deadline for the August edition of The Canungra Times is Monday 22nd July 2013. The August edition will be distributed on Friday 2nd August 2013. For all enquiries please phone 07 5543 5532 or email

Mobile dog grooming - hydrobath, brush outs, clipping & much more. Bookings call Robyn 0431 430 094

Farrier - Dane Batten. Ph: 0439 765 780 Animal Welfare League of Qld. Ph: 5509 9000 Mountview Alpaca Farm. Ph: 5544 0106 Ricinda Ranch Horses & Hoof Care Service. Maintenance, rehabilitation & foal trimming. Hoof boot advice & fitting. Linda 0400 739 330.


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Cafes and Restaurants Bean In?. Ph: 5543 4660 Blackbird Country Pies. Ph: 0431 091 296 Cafe Metz. Ph: 5543 4322 Canungra Pizza. Ph: 5543 4455 Canungra Hotel. Ph: 5543 5233 Canungra RSL Services Club. Ph: 5543 5524 Funky Dory Diner. Ph: 5543 5338

To advertise phone - 07 5543 5532

Aged Care and Domestic Cleaning Service - 20 years experience with disabled and aged care. - One-off, vacancy, bond and regular cleaning.

Wendy’s Exit Bond Cleaning. Including general house cleaning, windows, carpets and pest. Ph: 0438 173 999.




Finch Earthmoving

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Canungra and Surrounding Areas w Domestic, Commercial, Rural w w Appliance Repairs w w Motor and Pump Installs & Repairs w w Lighting Design and Installation w

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Steve’s Personal Training Studio & Group Fitness Classes Personal Training for: • Weight Loss/Toning • Muscle Building and General Fitness • Weekly Training Programs • Bring a friend and share the cost!

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Ph: 0431 208 588 29B Christie Street, Canungra behind My Country Escape Handyman

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Phone Tim 0429 091 177 Health and Beauty

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$99 GUARANTEED RESULTS OR IT’S FREE • Results last up to 12 months. • Pain free and totally safe • Get that gorgeous smile back Bookings essential.

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Call Wendy on 0417 965 495 Find us on Facebook Nutrimetics Consultant. Linda Hinchcliffe. Ph: 5543 7125 or 0434 398 079 Avon Distributor, Marj Pholi. Ph: 5543 5421 Canungra Hairdressing. Ph: 5543 5455 Instyle Hairdressing. Ph: 5543 5163 Certified Pure Theraputic Grade Essential Oils. Dōterra. Your local distributor. Tracey Ratcliffe. Ph: 0409 671 718. Massage: One hour relaxation $45. Ph: 0402 531 783.

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CALL SEAN 0409 291 053 Geiger Motors. Ph: 5543 5222 Canungra Auto Clinic. Ph: 5543 5844

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Real Estate


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Aussie Lifestyle Properties. Ph: 5543 4889, 0417 728 072 Canungra Realty. Ph: 5543 5555 Hinterland Gold Properties. Ph: 5543 4355, 0419 654 549 Ray White Rural. Ph: 5542 9888

Gold Coast Tree Surgery and Arboriculture Training, shaping and removal of trees Difficult or restricted tree work situations Advice on the right plant for the right situation

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Contact Grahame 5533 3609 – 0414 608 223

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Sheds KAM Constructions. BSA 1165637. Ph: 5547 7133

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For Sale

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FOR SALE: Washing Machine (Hoover), White Queen Ann Dressing table, Cedar Chest of Drawers, Antique Brass Bed (black & gold) brown leather couch (2 seater), 2 antique sideboards circa ‘40’s, white powder coated childs antique bed, 2 antique record players (upright pieces of furniture) + more…..all going at very reasonable prices Ph: 0417 434 063. Ford Falcon Fairmont: AUIII 2002 model. Immaculate condition. Gold colour. 125,000km. Lady driver. Ph: 0414 626 600, or 5543 4078. $7,500. Ford Focus 2007: Turbo Diesel TDCI Silver. 6 speed manual. Mechanically A1, serviced every 10,000km and in great condition. One owner & lots of highway & country use. 114,000km. Rego Oct 13. Includes Safety Pack, 6 Air Bags, ESP, New Tyres, Tinted, Cruise Control, Air Con, 16” Alloy Wheels & Touch Screen Sound & Nav System. Can get up to 1000km per tank of fuel. $11,500 ono. 0466 464 355 Honda CT110 Postie Bike: Great for kids, farm use or register for road use. 2002 model , mechanically good. $1050 ono 0466 464 355. Items for Sale: 7 piece dining room suite. Extending table - padded seats with matching buffet and mini bar. VGC. 3 seater night & day lounge. VGC. 1 x bar stool. Mirror (framed) with frame 104 x 91cm. Mirror size 89cm x 79cm. VGC. HP Desktop 1050 - copy/ scan/printer (hardly used). Computer desk with above rack and drawer. 2 x entry or font doors with side light (brand new) 1200 x 2100. Ph 0400 487 059 Boyland. Mitsubishi Verada: 1999. Auto, leather interior, sunroof, new tyres, well serviced, 240,00kms. $2,900 unregistered. Ph 5543 4572. Rake: Leaf stick and manure rake For use behind ride on mower. Has dumping facility with hardened steel tynes. Brand new $700, sell for $500. Neale 0409 110 871. Roses: Fresh cut $10~$20/bunch 2541 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Benobble. Ph: 0431 091 296.

Water Cube: 1000 litre water cube. Excellent for fire fighting or water carting. $90. Ph: Neale 0409 110 871.











Collector: Wants antique bottles and fruit jars, cash paid. Call Steve 0417 897 957. (p)

Garage Sale Witheren: Items include china, furniture, stainless steel stove, washing machine, antiques, vintage misc, glass-ware and much more. Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July 7am till late arvo + Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th July. 22 Coral Court, Witheren, Canungra. Ph: 0417 434 063. National Park Rd: Paddock-Garage sale. Dirt bikes, ponies, saddles, plants and lot of other items. 21 July 9 am. 868 Lamington National Park Road.




Public Notices

Wanted: Access to properties to assist land owners with feral animal control. Current Qld Shooters licence. Experienced 40 yo. Free service. Contact Dan O’Shea 0402 259 671. 9/13




Baby Budgies: Fantastic colours, $20. Baby cockatiels, $25. Ph. 0409 982 456. Geese: Chicks to adults. From $20. 5543 7238. Hay: Lucerne Bales $15ea. 2541 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Benobble. Ph: 0431 091 296.

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Rev Valerie Hoare has happily settled in as the new priest at St Luke’s and we are very pleased to have her and husband Doug in our midst. The St Luke’s congregation celebrated Valerie’s arrival with a very pleasant Sunday lunch at John and Anne King’s where she was able to get to know the people of her church on a one to one basis. The Wednesday morning Cuppa, Chat and Craft group is growing in popularity so if you are in town, or passing St Luke’s any Wednesday morning from 9.30am feel free to drop in. Is there anyone in the community who would be interested in playing the organ for our Sunday service whilst our regular organist Anne is away at various times over the next six months? We enjoy singing as part of our weekly service, but without music it becomes difficult. I would be very happy to hear from anyone who may like to help us out over this period. Please give me a call on 5533 7070 if you can help. Our annual church dinner, which is a great night, will be held on the 30th August, seats are limited so if you would like to join us give me a call. Don’t forget the Car Boot Sale coming up in September! Until next time stay warm and safe.

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QLD CWA Wonglepong Branch The Wonglepong Branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association meets on the first Saturday of each month (except January) at 9.30am. For more information contact Joyce Mealson on5543 Wheels ad 66.5mmx190mm_Layout 1 Libke 5212.

Useful Phone Numbers Beaudesert Hospital...........................5541 9111 Canungra Library.............................. 5543 5791 Canungra Police Station.................... 5543 5120 Canungra School of Arts Hall........... 5543 4008 Canungra Visitor Info Centre............ 5543 5156 Emergency (Fire, Police, Ambulance)......... 000 Energex (Loss of Power)...................... 136 262 Scenic Rim Regional Council............5540 5111 Water Enquiries (QUU 7am-7pm)........ 132 657 Water - Burst Pipes and Emergencies... 132 364 RSPCA Emergency....................1300 ANIMAL 19/06/13 PM Page 1 Wildcare8:09 Australia (wildlife rescue). 5527 2444

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Orchid and Foliage Show The BDOFS Show Spring Show will be held on 14th and 15th September at the Canungra School of Arts Hall.

Church Services Canungra Uniting Church: Appel Street. Ph: 5541 1018. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sundays 10.30am, 4th and 5th 9am. Ph: 5543 4021. St Luke’s Church: National Park Road. Sundays at 7.45am. Seventh Day Adventist: The Little School House, Tamborine Village. Saturdays at 11am. Ph: 5543 8035 or 5541 1224.


By Di Ayscough, Guild President


Art & Culture Group The Canungra Art & Culture Group meets every second Thursday at Canungra Showgrounds Art Hut 10am-1pm for fun, friendship and participation in a craft project. $2 per person (bring a plate). Ph 5543 5528.

Markets Canungra Valley Markets: Last Sunday of each month at the Canungra School of Arts Hall from 8am - 2pm. Stalls only $10. For enquiries please contact Judy on 5543 4345 or Sue on 0432 050 261. Beechmont Country Markets: 3rd Sunday of the month 8am to 12 noon. Beechmont Community Centre, Beechmont. Phone 0458 233080 or email Boonah Country Markets: Springleigh Park Boonah 7am-12noon, 2nd and 4th Saturday. Lots to see and do! Phone 0448 248 828. Jimboomba Country Market: Mt Lindesay Hwy, Jimboomba. 3rd Saturday of the month (except Jan) - 8am - 12noon. Phone: 5548 8333.


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TM Sports Association (TMSA) Tamborine Mountain Sports Association (TMSA) is a not-for-profit that operates the sports grounds at Long Road, Nth Tamborine On 18th August TMSA is holding a fundraising car boot sale (6am - midday) at Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre, Long Road, North Tamborine. Phone Belinda on 0402 534 721 or 5545 0951.

Justice of the Peace Joe Rye JP: available at the Community Signing Centre in the room adjoining Canungra Library on Wednesdays from 1pm - 5pm. Ph: 5543 5592 Faye Hines JP: available at Canungra Visitor Information Centre Fridays from 10am - 4pm.

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Canungra Cook Book Canungra Information Centre is putting together a cook book. They are asking residents for any favourite family recipes so that they can make this happen. Ten per cent of the profits will be donated to local sporting groups and to Canungra State School. Drop off your recipe to the Information Centre or email it to canungrainformation@ by 15th August! QLD Transport Services Canungra Police Station wishes to advise that Qld Transport Services will not be undertaken from 29th April until 3rd October 2013. These services will resume 8th October 2013 Meantime, nearest offices to attend would be Qgap, the Government agency at Beaudesert or Qld Transport department at Helensvale.

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Providing assistance to: • Frail older people • Younger disabled people and their carers • Those requiring short term post-hospital support

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Moriarty Park News

By Steve Moriarty

Foodworks May Sportsperson of the Month The Foodworks Sportsperson of the Overall Champion High Point rider from Month for May is 11 year old equestrienne all age groups. This result qualified her to compete at the State Championships to be Halani Campkin. Riding for the Tallebudgera Pony Club, held in Rockhampton later this year. As the winner of the May Foodworks Halani has achieved outstanding success over the past few seasons. This year she Sportsperson of the Month, Halani will has won numerous trophies including the receive a $50 Foodworks voucher and a fastest bending race of all age groups at $50 sports store voucher kindly donated the Tamborine gymkhana and was Overall by Canungra Foodworks. Congratulations Champion of all age groups at the Wynnum and well done Halani! gymkhana. To nominate someone you know for the Halani also competed at the Zone 2 Sportsperson of the Month, contact Steve pony club championships held at Oxenford Moriarty on 0407 130 092. where she was the Age Champion and the

Canungra RSL Fishing Club Results By Jennifer Dougherty 14th April : 1st - Jon Mahony with five carp, one bass and 54.3 points. 2nd - Andrew Mahony with four carp and 52.4 points. 28th April: 1st - Will Mahony with 10 carp and 120.5 points. 2nd - Lyndon Dyer with nine carp and 84.5 points. 3rd - Michael Mahony with five carp and 62.3 points. 12th May: 1st - Lyndon Dyer with two bass, tagging one. 26th May: 1st - Jon Mahony with three tailor, five dart, two bream with 49.5 points. 2nd - Lyndon Dyer with three carp, one bass and 38.6 points. 3rd - Michael Mahony with three carp and 35.6 points. 23rd June: 1st - Michael Mahony with eight tailor and one dart with 49.1 points. 2nd - Jon Mahony with seven tailor and 42.6 points. 3rd - Will Mahony with a 3.20kg carp and 34 points. 4th - Lyndon Dyer with two tailor and one bream with 21.1 points.

On the Green Canungra Area Golf Club By Kim Sami The Golf Course is in great condition, the days are cool but perfect for golf, we have a new temporary Golf Club so come out and play a round. Tuesday Ladies Comp 04/06/13 – Monthly Medal: Winner: Kim Sami. Runner Up – Pam McAllan. NTP: Sheila Mills (8th). Tuesday Ladies Comp 18/06/13 – 27 hole Ladies Foursomes Championships: Day Comp. Winners: Lindell Grimshaw and Pat McMillan. Runners Up – Pam McAllan and Sylvian Cameron. BRD: Trish Schmidt and Wendy Brown, Kim Sami and Noleen Edwards, Sheila Mills and Rene Mills. Ladies Foursomes Championship Gross Winners 2013: Pam McAllan and Sylvian Cameron. Tuesday Ladies Comp 25/06/13 – Stableford: Winner: Liz Bobermien, Runner Up – Kim Sami. NTP: Pat McMillan (8th). BRD: Lindell Grimshaw, Pam McAllan, Sheila Mills and Pat McMillan.

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Canungra Area Golf Club’s former clubhouse

Funding For Local Community Groups

Millions of dollars have been provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (round 76) and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (round 81) grants. Member for Beaudesert Jon Krause welcomed the allocation of $197,893 for ten Beaudesert electorate groups under the two funding rounds, including Canungra Area Golf Club, Moriarty Park Community Sporting Centre and Tamborine Rural Fire Brigade. “These grant programs provide much needed funds for community groups to help them provide the facilities and activities which make our communities better places, and I commend all of these groups for the wonderful work they do” Mr Krause said. Canungra Area Golf Club was granted $29,909.09 to a purchase a demountable building to replace the clubhouse which was demolished last month. Tamborine Rural Fire Brigade will receive $17,932.18 to install a solar system. The Tamborine Mountain Community Men’s Shed Association Inc will receive $14,500.00 to complete a shed fitout and purchase tools. The Tamborine Tennis Club Inc. was allocated $31,718.18 to construct toilet facilities. The Tamborine Mountain Creative Arts Inc was granted $3240.00 to install vinyl flooring. Moriarty Park Community Sporting Centre Inc will receive $15,500 to install a disabled toilet.

Canungra Wall Plaque Winners of the Day Barbara Clifford, Janelle Day and Margo Zantuck

Canungra Bowls Club Men’s Singles The Canungra Bowls Club Men’s Singles Comptition was held on Saturday 1st June with 12 players taking part. Three games of 14 ends were played with a final play off of eight ends between Shane Stevenson and Brian Harrison, resulting in Shane Stevenson the winner overall with + 11 and Brian Harrison Runner up with + 3. Wall Plaque Competition Canungra played Broadbeach in the Canungra Bowls Club Wall Plaque Competition on 7th June. The overall winners were Broadbeach with + 24. The Rink Win went to Broadbeach with + 10. Can Tam Competition The Can Tam Competition was played at Canungra Bowls Club between Canungra and Tamborine Mountain on Saturday 8th June. Tamborine Mountain were the winners with + 2.

By Ray Hickson

Mixed Fours Canungra Bowls Club held the monthly Mixed Fours Day with 14 teams taking part on Sunday 23rd June. The overall winner was Broadbeach with 4 + 29. Second was Helensvale with 4 + 17. Last round winner was a team from Canungra with + 15. Bare Foot Bowls Bare Foot Bowls is held at Canungra Bowls Club on Sundays from 9.30am. For enquiries please call 5543 4456. New Members Canungra Bowls Club welcome two new members - Ron Henderson and Rhys Bodey. For enquiries about membership please phone Joyce Libke on 5543 5212. Cribbage Cribbage is held at Canungra Bowls Club every Monday at 7pm, more players are welcome. Phone Peter on 5543 4456.

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Canungra Owls Women’s Team will play at Moriarty Park on 31st July

Canungra Owls Support Community Bank Initiative The Owls’ committee support moves to establish a Bendigo Community Bank in the township. The business model provides for 80% of profits of the wholly community owned and run bank to go back to local clubs, charities and worthwhile endeavours. Owls families and supporters that are in a position to be able to pledge, to become a customer or purchase shares in this venture will be supporting an enterprise that can potentially provide enormous benefits to our community into the future. FoodWorks Canungra have again sponsored our training shirts which look very smart on our young players. Thank you very much Tony, Anne and David. The Canungra State School uniform shop have tracksuit pants for sale ($25) in club colours, ideal for wearing to school and games on chilly mornings. See Rachel next term on Tuesday mornings at the school uniform shop.

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The Under 15 Gold team sits in equal first place on the ladder as we go to print. What a great effort. You can support this team at Moriarty Park at 6.15pm on Friday the 12th, 19th and 26th July. You can be assured of some pretty good football being played. Although the Under 15 Green team are not yet in finals contention they have enjoyed three stirring wins so far and are sticking together and enjoying their season under coach John Harrison. Keep it up boys and girls. Under 6 coach Kellie Linnehan reports that they are enjoying their season and improving with every game. Well done to Zoe, Luke, Clayton, Bereket, Amy and Phoenix. The Under 7’s are also improving and coach Ricky is very happy with the efforts of Angus, Harry, Ethan, Nathan, Tyler and Charli. Let’s finish off the season strongly! The Under 8’s are improving with every outing and coach Josh Bell-McNee and the parents and players were ecstatic when they won their first game on 22nd June. The joyful

By David Baker cheers that went up at full time were fantastic to hear. Well done to Quin, Zach, Jack, Brianna, Ciaran, Jett, Ben and the other players who have helped make up numbers. Hope this was the start of something great for the second half of the season. The women’s team remain second on the ladder and you can support them Wednesday night 31st July at 7pm at Moriarty Park. Hot meals and cold drinks are available on the nightwith a great night of soccer on the cards. Go ladies! The Canungra Hotel continues to allow the club to conduct meat tray raffles every second Sunday lunchtime and we require volunteers to continue this vital fundraiser which allows our fees to remain low. Many thanks to Alesia McCabe and Lana Rankin for helping in this regard. Please call Bren Dalby 0414 435 919 if you are interested in helping out one Sunday.

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