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Issue No 78, March 2012

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Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Acting Assistanct Area Director, Corey Bock presents Canungra Rural Fire Brigade’s First Fire Officer, Stephen Geiger with a National Medal for Service. Right: David Heck, Beaudesert/Logan Group Officer.



By Mark and Chloe Pickard Stephen Geiger, First Fire Officer of the Canungra Rural Fire Brigade was presented with the National Medal for Long Service and two clasp medals at at ceremony at Canungra showgrounds on Saturday 14th February 2012. These medals represent over 35

years of service as a member of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. Stephen began his involvement in as an officer of the Bush Fire Brigade with his father. Current QFRS Acting Assistant Area Director Corey Bock, also the QFRS Area Training and Support Officer for the Brisbane area,

presented the medal. In his speech, Corey reflected on the length of dedicated service Steve has selflessly given to the Canungra community in managing a vital local emergency service, and on the outstanding leadership he has provided as the lynch pin of the Canungra Rural Fire Brigade.

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A strong local economy doesn’t happen by accident Mayor John Brent has a proven record of success Under his leadership, the Scenic Rim Regional Council went from “financially weak” to “financially strong” (rated by Qld Govt)

Record expenditure on local roads $4.3m on flood repairs already done Successful submissions for $50m+ flood damage funds with rollout beginning February Bridge strategy to repair or rebuild 99 local wooden bridges well underway Footpath strategy developed

Mayor John Brent will continue to:

Attract business investment ■ Create local jobs ■ Build infrastructure and services ■ Protect the Scenic Rim lifestyle ■ Born, raised, lived and worked in the Scenic Rim all his life. No one knows the Scenic Rim better.


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‘Trauma Teddies’ Join the Ambos

Canungra Ambulance Station has some cuddly new members on the team. Wonglepong Queensland Country Women’s Association member, Joyce Libke, donated a good supply of ‘trauma teddies’ for ambulance officers to give to sick or injured children. “We use them for children of all ages,” said Officer in Charge, Rachel Latimer,. “They distract the children if they are sick or injured and give them something to hold or cuddle, which is comforting for them.” Joyce delivered the teddies to the station in individual plastic bags which Rachel said was great for hygiene reasons. When teddies are not available, Rachel said ambulance officers often use rubber gloves to blow up and give to children. Using the thumb of the glove for a nose, fingers for hair and drawn on faces, the gloves are effective in distracting children from their pain or illness. However, they aren’t as cuddly or comforting as the teddies. “The teddies Joyce has made are also very safe - there is nothing that can be swallowed by a child and they look fantastic,” said Rachel.

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Canungra Ambulance Station Officer in Charge, Rachel Latimer and Ambulance Officer Sean Hayes with the trauma teddies donated by Joyce Libke.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Lion? The Lions Club of Canungra is looking for new members. The Club, which started in 1985 with 28 members, has been involved in many community projects over the years, including: • Fundraising and building the Canungra Ambulance Station; • Establishment of the Canungra Lions Park at the corner of Coburg Road and Christie Streets; • Canungra Train Tunnel walkway. • Assist with renovations to the Canungra Bowls Club. The Club holds two meetings per month, one dinner meeting and one business meeting with the business meeting held at the Canungra Bowls Club and the dinner at the Canungra Hotel or the Canungra RSL Services Club. Members are not required to attend every meeting, you can just come along when you are able to. Lions have been a part of the Australian community since 1947, helping to serve the people without promise or want of reward, the silent workers, working for the greater good. They are part of community life, in the cities and in the country. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of the Association, and the ‘We Serve’; motto seen on road signs throughout the country. Membership is open to everyone - both

men and women - of the community over the age of 18 years. Club President, Randy Day, said Canungra currently has two members who travel from Southport to meetings because they enjoy being part of a smaller Club. “People can transfer from other Lions Clubs, or we would welcome new members,” he said. Randy said anyone interested in joining the Lions Club of Canungra can contact himself, Peter Geiger or Neil Day and they would be happy to sponsor new members in joining the Club. Becoming a Lion is a great way to get involved with other community members, meet like-minded people and make a real difference to the local community. The cost of membership is only $40 per six months and the rewards gained from helping others and being part of the community are priceless. For more information contact: • Peter Geiger - 5543 522 (during business hours) • Randy Day - 0407 019 449 • Neil Day - 0417 626 063 or visit the Lions Club web site www.

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Canungra and distriCt date Claimer March • 9th - 11th - Gympie State High centenary. Email: Ph: 5482 8530 • 10th - Beaudesrt Annual Reunion, St Thomas Anglican Church Hall from 9.30am. 5541 2388. • 10th - 11th - Beaudesert Dist. Orchid and Foliage Society’s Autumn Show. • 16th - Blue Light Disco for 5-17 year olds at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Knoll Road, North Tamborine 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Cost: $5. • 30th - School holidays commence. April • Tamborine Mtn Cricket Club Junior Presentation Night. Long Road Sports Centre. 5545 2521 • Friday 6th - Good Friday. • Sunday 8th - Easter Sunday • Monday 9th - Easter Monday • Tamborine Mtn Cricket Club Senior Presentation Night. St Bernard’s Hotel. 5545 2521 • Monday 16th - School Resumes • Wednesday 25th - Anzac Day May • 12th - Woodhill State School Market, 7am - 12noon. Ph: Sharon 0431 276 885 Mondays: • Canungra Hotel - Poker night. • Canungra Hotel - Deano’s $12 Roast Night. Phone 5543 5233 to book. • Group Fitness Training Moriarty Park Hall 5.30pm. Steve 0405 103 670. • Yoga classes. Call Shirley 5543 4047. • Yoga with Sam. Ph: 0458 441 110. Tuesdays: • Canungra Golf Club - Ladies’ Competition Golf Day. • Kokoda Playgroup at Kokoda Barracks Ph: Maureen 5618 6405 or Helen 0427 185 674. • $12 Steak Night at Canungra Hotel. Book your table 5543 5233. • Yoga classes. Call Shirley 5543 4047. Wednesdays: • Group Fitness Training Moriarty Park Hall 5.30pm. Steve 0405 103 670. • FOLKS social lunch (except public holidays) 10am-2pm Moriarty Park. Ph: 5540 1423. • Justice of the Peace Community Signing Centre. Next to the library 1pm - 4pm. • Bikini Girls at Canungra Hotel from 3.30pm. • $39.90 Dinner for two at Canungra Hotel. Ph: 5543 5233. • Yoga with Sam. Ph: 0458 441 110. • QFRS - Auxiliary Urban Fire Service, Finch Rd, training 630pm. Call 0409 640 471. 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 Karaoke at Canungra Hotel from 8pm 5543 5233. • Every 2nd Thursday Canungra Art & Culture Group. Showgrounds Art Hut. Ph: 5543 5528. • $35 pizza night at Canungra Hotel. 2 pizzas + garlic pizza. 5543 5233. • Kokoda Playgroup at Kokoda Barracks Call 5618 6405 or 0427 185 674 Ages 0 to 5, $2. Fridays: • Justice of the Peace - Canungra Visitor Information Centre. Ph: 5543 Saturdays: • Mixed Competition Golf Day at Canungra Golf Club. • Pool Competition at Canungra Hotel, $100 prizemoney. • Seventh Day Adventist Church service 11am. Ph: 5543 8035. Sundays: • Breakfast at Albert River Wines 8.30am ~ 10.00am Ph: 5543 6622. • Church Services: St Luke’s Anglican Church 7.45am. Canungra Uniting Church 10.30am. • Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Market: 8am to 12pm. 5545 4746. • Cedar Creek Country Markets. Cedar Creek Hall, Chardon Bridge Rd. Ph: 0488 575 960. • Kids Night at Canungra Hotel: Kids eat for $2. Call 5543 5233. Monthly: 2nd Thu: Canungra Art & Culture Group at Showgrounds. Robyn 5543 5528. 3rd Tue: Canungra Rural Fire Brigade monthly meeting. Jamie 5543 5778.. 1st Sun: Tamborine Village Markets, Tamborine Memorial Hall 7am-12pm. 2nd Sun: Tamborine Mountain Country Markets, Showgrounds 8am-2pm. 3rd Sun: Beechmont Markets, 8am-12pm. 0458 233 080

Listings in the date claimer are free. To ensure the information is up to date, all listings must be renewed every three months. Please email or phone 5543 5532 to update your listing. Page 6

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Canungra’s History...

GEORGE SIRETT’S This wagon was donated to the Canungra Information and Historial Association in June 2001 by the family of George Sirett. George was a second generation bullocky. He had a long association with the timber industry at Oxley Creek but his connection with Canungra developed when he and his father worked timber in the area.

BULLOCK WAGON The wagon was made from a large Blue Gum tree felled by Mr Sirrett at Oxley Creek. It took two years to build. The Blue Gum log was reported to be 140 inches (3.55 metres) around the girth. George had it milled at Logan to his own specifications. The advantage of the Blue Gum was that timber from mature trees won’t shrink. Below: George Sirett and his bullock team at the Exhibition Ground, Brisbane, ca. 1946


! If you have memories, stories or written anecdotes about Canungra’s history, call The Canungra Times to have them published in the paper. Copies of The Canungra Times are kept at the National Library of Australia and Queensland State Library. This ensures our town’s history can be preserved for future generations. Call 5543 5532 between 9.30am - 2.30pm Monday to Friday if you would like to contribute to written reminiscences about Canungra’s history.

In Brief

CANUNGRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The first Canungra Chamber of Commerce meeting was held at the Canungra RSL Services Club on Wednesday 22nd February. Over 30 people attended, representing a wide range of businesses in the area from cafes to builders. Membership forms are available from The Canungra Times, Trilogy Accounting Group and Canungra News. Membership is $72 for ordinary members (must have an ABN) and $48 for associate members. TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN CRICKET CLUB The Club’s Junior Presentation will be on Sunday 1st April from 2 - 5pm at the Long Road Sports Centre, North Tamborine. The AB Medal Night (Senior Presentation) will be held at St Bernard’s Hotel on Saturday night, 14th April. Please call Club Secretary, Sue Arthur, on 5545 2521 to confirm attendance. BEAUDESERT REUNION The annual Beaudesert Reunion will be held on Saturday 10th March 2012 at St Thomas’ Anglican Church Hall in Albert Street, Beaudesert commencing at 9.30am. For more information pelase contact Ray Rooks on 5541 2388 or Judy Balmer on 5541 2172.

Left: Labour Day Festivities at Canungra, 1914. A crowd of approximately one hundred men, women, and children are gathered on an overgrown cricket field to celebrate Labour Day at Canungra, 1914.

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Grid Connected Solar Power By Ben Hogan, BEH Electrical

SOME BASIC INFORMATION The main purpose of grid connected solar power is to reduce or eliminate your power bill now and for the future by harnessing the power from the sun and exporting surplus energy from your household back in to energy grid. This takes load off our existing networks and reduces carbon emissions. The basic principles of a grid connected solar panel system are dc power is received from the sun, the panels capture the dc power and send it to an inverter which converts the dc power to a stable AC power supply which we currently use to power our homes. With the pricing of solar systems being reduced, the time of a system paying for the cost of the outlay is also reduced, making grid connected solar systems more viable then previously and a good investment for the future. Currently Queensland has a feed in tariff of 44 cents per kwh (kilowatt hour) exported to the grid which is the highest in Australia. We are currently charged on a domestic house on average depending on your retailer about 20 cents per kwh used. Currently, if Energex accepts your request for a grid connected solar system the minimum feed in tariff is 44 cents locked in until 2027. However, governments have been known to change their mind.

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Currently the government rebate is still high and keeping prices of solar systems down and competitive. However, most people are aware the carbon tax comes into effect on 30th of June 2012 and the government is going to reduce the rebate dramatically which for a period of time is going to increase the price of solar systems. This does not make any sense - why would the government want to reduce carbon emissions and push for renewable energy for the future but make it more expensive for the average household to afford solar power? I don’t get it either.

I cannot tell the future, but I recommend between now and 30th June this year is the best time to invest in solar power with the current information available. Beware of hard selling sales people from big companies, most likely selling inferior products. I am accredited with the clean energy council A8044927 of Australia and a fully insured licensed electrical contractor 68154. If you would like any other information about grid connected solar power please give me a call on 0403 584 505.

Russian Massage Comes to Canungra

For over 100 years Russian medial doctors have researched how the body’s physiology changes with the influence of different massage techniques. This research information has been used to treat an array of dysfunctions in thousands of Russian Clinics and hospitals with outstanding results. Russian Massage techniques are based on the beliefs that the body is it’s best healer and massage can assist the body to heal itself. Massage provides a mechanical stimulus to assist the body, brain and central nervous system to make changes that are needed for healing - medication provides a chemical stimulus for healing. Russian Massage is painless, non-invasive and has lasting results. The techniquies include flowing, rhythmical, relaxing strokes, friction; kneading and vibration (shaking). Some of the beneficial effects are: relaxes the nervious system, assists lymph flow, increases muscle elasticity, stimulates the cardiovascular system (blood flow), creates heat within the joints, food for the skin, soothes and relieves pain. Massage, along with a sensible diet, exercise and a positive attitude to life will help balance the body and promote well-being. Qualified Massage Therapist, Julie Davies, has recently joined the team at Canungra Beauty and Acupuncture. Julie has 13 years massage therapy experience. During her career, Julie made two trips to North America to study Russian Massage with the head of the Kurashova Instutite for Studies in Physical Medicine, Zhenya Kurashova. To experience Russian Massage, contact Julie Davies at Canungra Beauty and Acupuncture on 5543 5060.

Stephen and Kym Crook of Canungra Beauty and Acupuncture welcome new Massage Therapist Julie Davis to the team

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Most cultures have their own version of massage therapies. To rub a part of your body that is hurting is an instinctual reaction. Most forms of massage aid the circulation of blood through your muscles. Therapeutic massage has made huge inroads into professional sport in recent years, it works well on occupational problems like stiff shoulders from working in front of a computer or driving for long hours and it is a nice thing to do for yourself. Even if you think it is an indulgence, it is a healthy indulgence - other indulgences will help you into an early grave!

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Canungra Auto Clinic - Under New Management The new owners of Canungra Auto Clinic, Phil and Jacqui Chadwick, have returned to familiar territory. For the last two years the couple have lived on Stradbroke Island, but prior to that Phil worked as a mechanic at Canungra Auto Clinic. When the opportunity came up to buy the business, the couple jumped at the chance. Phil and Jacqui moved to Australia from England in 2008. They lived in Jimboomba for a short time before moving to Canungra in 2010. A qualified mechanic, Phil opened his own mobile mechanic service on Stradbroke Island and has owned his own garages previously. Jacqui’s background is primarly in administration and bookkeeping and she is looking forward to running that side of the business. Phil and Jacqui are keen to increase the services offered by Canungra Auto Clinic. They have already opened the Clinic on mornings from 8am to 12noon. Drop in to Canungra Auto Clinic or phone 5543 5844 to book your car in for it’s next service.

Canungra Auto Clinic Owners Phil and Jacqui Chadwick

Community Grant to Repair Showground Roads The Canungra Sports & Recreation Reserve Grounds Inc received $2,000 for gravel and road base in the last round of Community Grants from Scenic Rim Regional Council. Secretary of the association, Bill Zastrow, said the money will allow the organisation to perform remedial action on roadways, tracks and the show ring as and when required. Several organisations, including the Canungra Show Society and Canungra Pony Club, utilise the grounds throughout the year. It is also used for camping and swap meets.

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Virginia Will Run Again

Cr Virginia West , Division 3 has announced that she will be seeking re-election in the upcoming Local Government Elections on 28th April 2012. A previous councillor for Beaudesert Shire Council and current councillor for Division 3, Virginia says she is committed to continued economic growth in the region, development of the Bromelton Industrial Estate and continued improvement of our roads and bridges. “The first term of the newly amalgamated Scenic Rim Regional Council has been challenging for us all”, said Virginia, “But together, both council and community, we have emerged from a “weak” financial rating from the State Government to a “strong” financial position. “I believe we need to continue this team work to progress economic prosperity in the region.”

Tracey Davis and Chris Hartley in his ‘Rock The House Studio’. Photo taken by John Elliott.

Tracey is Living for ‘Now’

Canungra singer, bass player and songwriter Tracey Davis has teamed up with Co-Producer and good friend Chris Hartley from Rock the House Recording Studio in Toowoomba to record her solo forthcoming album called ‘Now’. The first single ‘Lover Come Back to Me’ written by Chris Hartley is out on radio in February all around Australia and Overseas. “‘Lover Come Back To Me’ is a catchy love song with a twist,” said Tracey. The single will be out on iTunes soon. Tracey has also been filming the video music clip of ‘Lover Come Back to Me’ with Darren Scott Videos. It is expected to be out on CMC TV Country Music Channel very soon. Tracey is still busy in Rock The House Studio working on her songs for ‘Now’ which will be released early this year. Tracey says she is very excited to be sharing her new music with everyone in 2012 with a hot band and CD Launch to be held in Canungra. This will be the second album launch for Tracey, who launched her first Album ‘It’s Hot’ to a packed crowd at the Canungra Hotel in 2008. Tracey said she feels very blessed to be living her dream of making music, playing for live gigs and releasing her second album ‘Now’ very soon. Everyday is a celebration of living in the now for Tracey Davis.

Community Celebration of Canungra Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade Queensland Urban Utilities invites the local community to help celebrate the completion of a $7.2 million upgrade to the Canungra Sewage Treatment Plant at a free event on Saturday 14th April 2012. The upgrade is part of Queensland Urban Utilities $3.2 billion 10-year capital works investment in water and sewerage infrastructure. “Works were carried out with minimal disturbance to the community and have increased the capacity of the existing plant by around 60 per cent,” said Queensland Urban Utilities’ CEO, Ian Maynard. “Upgrades to the plant took place incorporating existing structures into the new design. The use of relatively new technology using a membrane bioreactor process has increased capacity and improved discharge quality,” said Mr Maynard. Queensland Urban Utilities provides water and sewerage services to more than 1.3 million residents across Brisbane, Ipswich, the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas. The community sausage sizzle and official opening will be held on the grounds of the plant, on Finch Road on Saturday 14 April, 2012. Tours of the plant will be held from 10.45am after the official opening. As the site has limited public access, a free bus will be available from the corner of Christie and Finch Road, Canungra between 10-10.30am. RSVP to 1800 071 230 or email by Friday 6th April, 2012. Page 12

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MEDICAL PRACTICE 14 Main Western Road North Tamborine & Shop 1/17 Southport Ave. Eagle Heights The Eames family - excited about getting your party jumping!

Get the Kids Jumping at Your Next Party! Looking for something to brighten up your child’s birthday party or corporate event? Local couple, Len and Kristina Eames are the new franchisees for Jumping J-Jays - the jumping castle specialists! Len and Kristina have lived in Canungra for the past seven years, moving to raise their three children in the country. They took on the Jumping J-Jays franchise in November 2011 and have supplied jumping castles for birthdays, community events and corporate events. Jumping J-Jays is a leader and innovator in backyard inflatable entertainment. The company created what is now widely known as the “combo” castle featuring both a jumping room and a bouncy slide. Now the company is the largest of its kind in the

world. Jumping J-Jays became an award winning franchise system being named two years running as the Franchise Council of Australia’s Franchisor of the Year for the Home-based and Mobile category. Len will bring the jumping castle to your home (or other location), put it up for you and return to take it down. Depending on budget, age of the children and your preference you can choose from a standard castle up to a jump and slide style. The castles are available for four or seven hour hire. With hire starting from only $149 for a mini castle for four hours, this is an affordable way to add excitement to any event. For bookings or more information call 1300 227 853 or visit Jumping J-Jays’ web site

Billy Thorpe Scholarship 2012 Opens QMusic is pleased to announce applications for the fifth annual Billy Thorpe Scholarship opened on 1st March 2012. Established by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland in 2007 to honour the late, great Australian musician Billy Thorpe (who passed away in February of that year), the annual Scholarship provides the opportunity for an emerging artist to establish a professional career, plus record an album with a local producer of their choice. What’s more, this year’s $10,000 Arts Queensland scholarship will be opened up to emerging bands as well as solo artists for the first time. “The guidelines for the annual Billy Thorpe Scholarship have been revised to include bands this year, in keeping with Billy’s hard-rocking career”, Lynn Thorpe explains. “We love this more inclusive framework and look forward to hearing the new batch of applications. Our past winners - guitar player Michael Gavriel (2008) and singer/songwriters Alan Boyle (2009), Andrew Redford (2010) and Sam Hales (2011) - are all thriving in their musical careers and we are thrilled with their success.” “Andrew Redford has just won the ‘Telstra Road to Discovery Award’ at the Tamworth Music Festival and is Nashville-bound to write and record, and our family wish him all the best.” The winning applicant will be announced at the annual Queensland Music Awards on August 14th at the Old Museum Building, Brisbane. “We are looking forward to discovering the rockin’ heart of Queensland this year”, concludes Lynn. Applicants for the 2012 Billy Thorpe scholarship can submit their application through until 30th April 2012.

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Can’t Get it in Canugnra? Buy it in Beaudesert Beaudesert - just a 20 minute drive to the west of Canungra, is a town full of surprises. Visit the beautiful Jubilee Park, or the revitalised Beaudesert Swimming Pool which has a great area for children. Of course there are also many businesses in Beaudesert which provide products and services that are not available in Canungra. Bo Desire is a specialist lingerire and sleepwear store, located in the arcade near the traffic lights on the corner of William and Brisbane Streets. They have a beautiful range of lingerie with most of the top brands available. Beaudesert Trophies have supplied the Moriarty Park Sportsperson of the Year awards with trophies and medals for many years. They can supply trophies, ribbons and sashes to your requirements at very reasonable prices. Backroads has been part of the Beaudesert and Scenic Rim region for the past 15 years. As well as country clothing, boots, hats, caps and work

wear, they also offer a wide selection of accessories including purses, leather bags, jewellery belts, belt buckles, pocket knives, wallets, sunglasses and key rings. Backroads understand that everyone has different needs, so they can tailor make a solution that will have you looking your best. Their fashions are constantly changing with the seasons. Drop by the store and they guarantee you’ll be greeted the second you walk in the door. Their promise is to give you friendly helpful advice and treat you like our business depends on it – because it does. Going on holiday? The Tobacco Station, located in the Beaudesert Fair (Coles shopping centre) stocks luggage and travel accessories, handbags and a range of barware. So take a trip over to Beaudesert, to find some of the products and services that might not be available in Canungra. You’ll still get friendly country service and you’ll still be shopping locally!

Jubilee Park, Beaudesert

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Star Gardens - 50 years in Aged Care, 20 Years in Beaudesert ABOUT STAR AGED LIVING Star Gardens is a leading not-forprofit provider of high quality residential aged care. Located in Brooklands Drive, Beaudesert, it is owned by the Order of the Eastern Star (OES), an international Fraternal Organisation for Women and Men and part of the Family of Freemasonry. At Star Gardens, the comfort, quality of life and dignity of each and every one of the people in our care is paramount. As such, we bring together innovative technology, modern facilities and highly qualified staff whilst providing a warm, personal, home-like environment. OUR CARE SERVICES Star Gardens has a number of care options based on individual needs including Low Care, High Care, Specialist Support, Palliative and Respite Care. Star Gardens has also adopted an ‘Ageing in Place’ approach. So residents have the choice to remain in their own room within Low Care, even though their care needs may have increased. However, this service is subject to the assessment of an individual’s nursing needs, in consultation with the resident and their representative, to ensure the highest

possible care and support is provided at all times. Some of the personal and nursing care services we offer include: • Bathing, showering and personal hygiene • Meal assistance • Social, physical and emotional support • Medication administration • Palliative care and clinical nursing • Accomodation Star Gardens has been specifically designed to provide a safe and secure environment whilst still maintaining an intimate and comfortable home-like atmosphere. MEALS Nutritious home-style meals are prepared and cooked within our kitchen on site, using fresh, local produce where possible. Each area has its own dining room offering a more comfortable social experience to all our residents. OTHER SPECIALIST SERVICES INCLUDE: • Podiatrist • Physiotherapy • Hair salon • Diversional therapy program For more information about Star Gardens, phone 5541 3744.

Star Gardens offers a varied menu, catering to special dietary requirements and personal tastes, ensuring all meal times are a pleasurable experience.

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Celebrating 50 years in Aged Care and 20 years in Beaudesert. From our humble beginnings in Clayfield in 1962 to the beautiful boutique facility that is Star Gardens today, we are justifiably proud of our contribution to Aged Care in the Scenic Rim region. At Star Gardens, the comfort, quality of life and dignity of each and every one of the people in our care is paramount. As such, we bring together innovative technology, modern facilities and highly qualified staff whilst providing a warm, personal, home-like environment. We wish to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support over the last 20 years. 14 Brooklands Drive Beaudesert Qld 4285 T: 07 5541 3744 F: 07 5541 3401

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From My Window...

Well, here we are with State Government and Council elections just around the corner. While the politicans are campaigning, trying their best to convince us that they will deliver on the promises they make, the rest of us are just trying to survive in this harsh economic climate . In the past I have received a clear message from readers that they don’t want the paper to be too political. It is a bit of a balancing act to work out how much to include or leave out. Trust me, I’ve been bombarded by media releases from various parties and candidates over the last month. Hopefully I have left out most of the bits our readers don’t want and included the most basic information possible about who is running. If it means we are ‘light and fluffy’, well, yes, we are! But maybe the lightness brings a bit of joy into our readers lives and if that is the case then I’m happy. Have a great month everyone - and remember, in the words of Oscar Wilde: “Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.”

Letters to

‘ECONOMIC TREASON’ Dear Keer, When a country is facing external threat in time of war, the act of treason ( deliberately putting our nation and people under threat) is dealt with harshly, often death. In our current situation however Economic Treason is being carried out by our so-called political leaders every day. While our young men in the armed forces are defending our values and other people’s lives overseas, our politicians are doing what our armed enemies can’t. They are selling our nation overseas. Why bother defending our country? It is rapidly becoming not ours. Essential services, power water etc. are just that, essential. Not here for others to buy to gouge profits from the average Aussie struggling to support their families. It is not the politician’s possession to sell. It is ours! Our best farming country, our mineral deposits are all being sold overseas. So much for food security. We can’t court marshal them. We can only VOTE them out. Time to buy back the farm! Jim Savage, One Nation candidate for Beaudesert


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters to The Canungra Times must carry the sender’s name, home address and day and evening phone numbers (phone numbers are not for publication). Pseudonyms are not accepted. We do not acknowledge receipt of unpublished letters unless the writer requests it. Ideally, letters will be a maximum of 250 words. By submitting your letter for publication you agree that we may edit it for legal, space or other reasons and may, after publication in the newspaper, republish it on the internet or in other media. Please send letters by email to or by post to: The Canungra Times, 1 Lawton Lane, Canungra QLD 4275

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BEAUDESERT ELECTORATE To the Editor, The LNP knows business is hurting under this tired, 20-year Labor government and that it will only get worse the longer it’s ignored. This is why the LNP launched its economic blue print to help get Beaudesert Electorate businesses back on track. A CanDo LNP Government will cut payroll tax by raising the exemption threshold from $1 million to $1.6 million over six years. This will create over 4000 new jobs and means an additional 5000 businesses will no longer pay this tax and about 20,000 will pay less payroll tax, and endure less red tape. The LNP has also committed to cutting unemployment in Queensland to 4 per cent in six years. We are sending a clear signal to business that we’re on the side of job creation, cutting red tape and regulation, and getting government off their back. While Labor is trying to run away from its record, business knows they lost Queensland’s AAA credit rating and racked up $85 billion in debt. Only a vote for a strong, united LNP Government will get Queensland back on track. Yours sincerely John Krause, LNP Candidate for Beaudesert DEAR JOURNO’S, PLEASE RESPECT QUEENSLAND Dear Editor, With the election proper now underway, the media neglect of Katter’s Australian Party needs to come under serious consideration. What is it these outlets have to gain by preventing the people of Queensland finding out they have a new option when it comes to election time? Even if an individual journalist disagrees with policies to protect Queensland’s public assets, protect Australian jobs from cheap foreign labour, shore up our food security and give home owners protection against the destruction of their property by mining companies, don’t the people of Queensland have the right to know such policies exist? Journalists and media outlets occupy very important and powerful positions in society and this is especially so, in the lead up to this election. It is their role to provide the people of Queensland the information they need to decide who will get their vote. As a wise man once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The public relies on these journalists and they have a blind belief they are being told the whole story. We trust journalists will not abuse the faith we place in them and will be responsible with their position. There are a number of serious journalists who are treating the election and the constituency with the respect they deserve. It is no coincidence these are also the journalists and outlets who in turn have earned the respect of the public. Katter’s Australian Party is not asking for any special favours or treatment because we are the new kids on the block. All we ask is we and the people of Queensland are treated fairly. While we expect knockers – there are a small number of powerful people who have a lot to lose if we are successful – we also expect journalists to respect the people of Queensland and provide them with a fair and balanced coverage. Journalists are quick to judge and question the integrity and honesty of politicians. We expect them to do so and need them to. We also expect a high level of honesty and integrity from journalists. Queenslanders expect to hear the full story about this election. They expect debate on the real issues affecting everyday Queenslanders. They expect to be fully informed so as we face what will undoubtedly be the most important election of our time, they can make their vote count for the benefit of Queensland as a whole. If a journalist or outlet wants to be the spokesperson for a political party or leader, that’s fine, but please do Queensland the respect of being honest about it. Otherwise, discuss the full story. Scott Barrett, Public Relations Manager, Katter’s Australian Party

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Mountains Belong to the People Who Love Them Lesley Synge, author of Mountains Belong to the People Who Love Them, visited Canungra Library on Friday 3rd February to read poetry from her book and talk about the importance of slowing down and learning to observe. Lesley has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing (2001) and a BA and Diploma of Education from the University of Queensland. She has edited and co-ordinated many community-based publications including: • Essence of Mind for the Queensland Zen Centre launched in 2009, • Nine Lives: Personal Stories of Mental Illness for the Brisbane charity Open Minds (2004), • The Black Possum Diaries for the rural town of Maleny, and • A Guide to Conversations for Koreans. She was also the book review editor for an academic journal. Through service to the Queensland Writers



Ken and Desley Bird officially opened their new antique shop, KD’s Antiques at Shop 4/40 Christie Street, Canungra on Friday 17th February. The couple have extensive experience in the antique business, having been involved in antiques for many years in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. They have established a treasure trove of antique crocker, furniture, jewellery and vintage clothing in the shop which was previously home to Roger’s Books. Both Ken and Desley have extensive experience in the industry and have recently moved to the district. Desley said they are delighted the opportunity has come up to open the store in Canungra and she is looking forward to meeting their new customers as well as more people locally. Desley was delighted to inform the people who attended the opening of the

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Centres she has supported Australian writing since the QWC’s foundation. Mountains Belong to the People Who Love Them is a collection of poems, photographs and prose from Lesley’s travels. Combining travel in Korea and the Gondwana rainforests of Eastern Australia may appear to be an odd mix, however the theme amongst the poems and stories of Lesley’s travels is the mountains. In these natural and humble surroundings, Lesley’s message is to slow down and walk the earth’s wild mountains. It will make us happier and wiser. An Australian Buddhist, Lesley’s philosophy is one that may benefit many people in today’s busy world. Mountains Belong to the People Who Love Them is available locally from Canungra News, the Bean In? Cafe and Binna Burra Mountain Lodge. Recommended retail price is $19.95.

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KD’s Antiques is now open in Christie Street

shop that Ann Broom, who managed Roger’s Books, will also be on the staff. “I come with the shop,” joked Ann. KD’s Antiques is open Thursday to Sunday or at other times by appointment. Drop in to the shop during opening hours or phone 5543 5024 for an appointment.

Author Lesley Synge at Canungra Library

Nadia Seeks Scenic Rim Seat Nadia O’Carroll has declared her intention to nominate as a candidate for Division 2 in the local government election for the Scenic Rim Regional Council in April 2012. Nadia is a accountant, registered tax agent and business owner whose association with Division 2 stretches back to 1977. Nadia says her financial qualifications, experience as a community volunteer, plus her interest in planning, nature, science, active outdoor pursuits and horses provide her with an added appreciation of many issues within the wider Scenic Rim area.

Nadia O’Carroll

“Division 2 is a highly diverse area, however many ratepayers share the same concerns about soaring rate increases, planning issues and the current council’s lack of transparency and genuine consultation,” Nadia said.


Whilst writing my article for last month’s edition of the Canungra Times, I was also in the process of packing to head back to New Zealand (NZ) to be involved in more threatened bird conservation work. This time I was hot on the trail of the threatened New Zealand Blue Duck (Whio). I was only gone for a week and half but the experience was one that I will not forget and enabled me to spend time with a unique NZ bird species that most people do not even know exists. As with all the bird programs that I am involved with in New Zealand, I had arranged with a Department Of Conservation (DOC) ranger to assist with monitoring the Blue Duck. The area that I was to help monitor Blue Ducks was known as the Motu River, Waeoika Gorge located half an hour south of Opotiki in the Bay Of Plenty in the North Island. For the first 4 days, I spent the first and last three hours of light, kayaking along different sections of the river hoping to see the elusive ducks. As luck would have it, on my first afternoon, with the help of my DOC ranger friend Hemi Barsdell, I saw my first duck. Every day out on the Motu River revealed more ducks but not in great numbers. By now, I am sure that some people reading this article would wonder why a Blue Duck in New Zealand would be considered so special and why would I go to so much effort to see one. The Blue Duck is only found in New Zealand and can now only be seen in pristine riverine areas that have not been impacted by humans. Some of its great threats are predation by stoats whilst nesting, modification of its habitat and being shot illegally by hunters. The time that I spent observing the ducks on the Motu River was fascinating. It also answered my question as to why the ducks had evolved with a special tip on the end of their bill. This special adaptation assisted the ducks whilst feeding around rocks on the river’s edge. However, to get the photograph that accompanies this article, I had to travel to another known Blue Duck locality called the Whirinaki Forest Park under the guidance of another DOC ranger Tim Allerby. Monitoring for the Blue Duck in Whirinaki Forest Park involved literally walking in water up to one’s waist. This was a little discerning for me with my camera gear but it was worth every risk as I got incredibly close to the ducks and got some amazing photographs. I also managed to spend some time monitoring and observing other New Zealand birds such as the New Zealand Dotteral and Weka. The native bush that still exists around the Bay of Plenty region is incredible and this is one trip that I will not forget. For anyone interested in seeing native birds in the North Island, I FULLY recommend taking the time to visit the areas that I have mentioned above.

Australia Day - Canungra Style!

Ken B of Canungra enjoys bogie boarding in the Canungra Creek, near the Showgrounds, on Australia Day, 2012 while Ken Sigrah of the Gold Coast watches. To make sure he was as safe as possible, Ken B was wearing an inflatible Rashie (inflatable safety vest).






Elizabeth Anderson is being brave and shaving her hair in the World’s Greatest Shave. World’s Greatest Shave raises funds for the Leukaemia Foundation’s important work – providing free practical and emotional support to people with blood cancer and their families, as well as investing millions in research. Since 1998, over a million people have shaved or coloured their hair, raising in excess of $120 million. But your support for our biggest source of income has never been more important. Elizabeth will be at the Canungra Hotel on Saturday 17th March at 6pm. To offer your support, register your donation online at http:// Elizabeth Anderson is in the World’s Greatest Shave on 17th March at Canungra Hotel son or some along and what the shave and show your support.

NZ Blue Duck

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School Happenings - Canungra State School - February 2012 Students of the Week - Well done to these students for setting a fine example! “Mrs Klupfel Tidy Class” Trophy for the month of January 2012

7/2/12 Kyle Squillacioti

14/2/12 Tara Adair

21/2/12 Sage Chambers

23RD JANUARY - SCHOOL RESUMES FOR 2012 Students returned to school after the summer holidays to begin a new year. Many thanks must go to the office staff, grounds staff, cleaners, Uniform Convenor, Tuckshop Convenor, teachers, Deputy Principal and Principal for ensuring that the school is prepared to welcome the students back to school. Welcome to new staff members Irene Lahrs (Learning Support), Dannielle Liddell (Special Needs) and Roderick Macleod (Guidance Officer). 24TH JANUARY - WELCOME TO COUNTRY At the first school parade of the year, a Welcome to Country was performed by Ken Markwell, a Senior Wangerriburra custodian, in the language of the Wangerriburra people. This is an important Aboriginal ceremony which calls on Wangerriburra ancestors to let them know we are not strangers to this land, making us culturally safe. ‘Wangerriburra’ means ‘home of the pretty faced wallaby’. 4TH FEBRUARY - QUEENSLAND STATE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Two students competed at the Queensland State Swimming Championships. Emily Hill swam four of her personal best times and Harrison Smith achieved these outstanding results: • 1st in 50m Butterfly • 2nd in 50m Freestyle • 2nd in 50m Breaststroke Well done to both of these students for their fantastic efforts. 4TH FEBRUARY - REGIONAL LITTLE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL Josh Aiken attended the Regional Little Athletics Carnival and received the following results: • 3rd in Long Jump • 4th in 60m Hurdles • 6th in 100m Sprint • 5th in Triple Jump • 5th in High Jump Josh will compete at the State Carnival in March in Long Jump and Hurdles. Well done, Josh! 5TH FEBRUARY - HOGS COME TO CANUNGRA On Sunday 5th February between 80 and 150 Harley Davidson motorcycles arrived at the school grounds for a morning tea fundraiser provided by the P&C. 6TH FEBRUARY - SCHOOL SWIMMING COMMENCES Swimming lessons for all students in Years 1-7 are held on Mondays and Wednesdays for five weeks.

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Congratulations to 2/3B and teacher Miss Klupfel

7TH FEBRUARY - MASONIC LODGE BURSARIES Mr Phil Cohen, Master of the Tamborine Mountain Masonic Lodge, presented Ashlee Narcisi and Benjamin Stephenson with bursaries to assist with costs associated with their music studies. These students were selected for their commitment to the Instrumental Music Program and to playing in the school band.

7TH FEBRUARY - TOTAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY Total Football Academy will be running a six week after-school soccer program, with games played inside an inflatable soccer field.Training will focus on different skills each week, such as dribbling, turning and shooting. 9TH FEBRUARY - MY HERO READS Five representatives from the Titans Rugby League Club came to the school to read stories to the Year 1 and 2 students. They then spent some time on the oval throwing a rugby ball around with students from the upper grades. Thank you to Chris Borgese, Luke Page, Ryan James, Caleb Binge and Louis Fanene for their visit to our school. 13TH FEBRUARY - GOLD COAST NORTH SWIMMING CARNIVAL Year 6 student Harrison Smith and Year 7 student Emily Hill competed at the Gold Coast North Swimming Carnival and achieved the following outstanding results: Harrison Smith • 1st in 50m Freestyle 1st in 100m Freestyle • 1st in 50m Breastroke 1st in 100m Breastroke • 1st in 50m Butterfly 2nd in 50m Backstroke • 1st in 200m Individual Medley Harrison also broke the 100m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke records.

School Happenings - Canungra State School - February 2012

Emily Hill • 1st in 50m Freestyle • 1st in 100m Freestyle • 3rd in Individual Medley Harrison and Emily will now swim at the Regional level on 27th and 29th February. Well done to both of these students! 14TH FEBRUARY - PRESENTATION TO SCHOOL LEADERS Congratulations to the following students who were presented with their badges by Cr Virginia West: • School Captains - Emily Hughes and Regan Lowry • House Captains • Sarabah - Jessica Savy and Joshua Baker • Witheren - Callum Bayne and Emily Addy • Wonglepong - Tyla Bogie and Thomas Sheppard • Flying Fox - Zak Tilley and Emily Hill • Student Council Representatives - Jasp Leach, Codi Roberts, Izaak Braithwaite-Evans, Heidi Massey • School Watch - Gerryd Bogie, Ashlee Narcisi, Racheal De Jonge, James Gill • Moriarty Park Representatives - Taleisha Irvine, Geena Thomson, Brent Wilson, Bettina Staver • Canungra Show Society Representatives - Madison Rawson and Ethan Hunt • Band Captains - Benjamin Stephenson and Jemma Thomas • Choir Captains - Gweneth Stewart and Agata Puzio • Green Team - Emily Hughes, Ashton Keough-Vanderzee and Molly Thorogood 14TH FEBRUARY - P & C ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS The elected office bearers for 2012 are: • President: Connie Sutherland • Vice President: Yvette Boland • Secretary: Karen Sheppard • Treasurer: Robyn Lee • Uniform Convenor: Danelle Moores • Tuckshop Convenor: Leigh Karolak

29TH FEBRUARY - OPEN NIGHT Open Night is an opportunity for parents to be informed by teachers about expectations for their class, plans for the year, and methods of communication and feedback. HEART FOUNDATION WALKING GROUP Canungra State School P&C Walking Group is a Heart Foundation supported walking group for adults in the Canungra area. Walkers may walk at their own pace, and parents with prams are welcome. Walks leave from the front of the Canungra State School on Christie Street and last for around 45 minutes. Join in this free social activity on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am. For further information contact Alice on 0427 263 590.

Cr Virginia West with the Canungra State School Leaders for 2012

Water Under the Bridge

Article and photograph courtesy Ian Taylor, Lieutenant, Canungra Fire Station You might be used to driving over water, across a flooded road or causeway, the but this storm season could see you in the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service wants middle of water coming over the bridge! you to take time to stop and think, don’t Flash flooding has the potential to sweep ignore any road closed signs and where you and your car off any number of low possible use an alternative route. lying causeways throughout the south east Flood dangers can be harder to recogthis summer. nise at night and a five minute diversion Flash flooding is quick and can take may save your life. only minutes for water levels to rise metres Quite simply, if it’s flooded…..forget it! above their normal heights. If you are travelling and you come





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Cats vs Dogs

Compiled by Millie and Humphrey Last month we gave you a list of reasons why dogs are better than cats. This month it’s time to turn the tables. Here are a few reasons why cats are better than dogs! 1. Cats Treat Your Guests Politely. When friends arrive at your home, a dog goes into a frenzy, barking, leaping and pawing at the newcomer. Cats prefer to observe new arrivals from afar. For instance, under the bed or atop the refrigerator. 2. Cats smell better than dogs. Even the most dogged of canine devotees must agree with this one. it. Cats, with their constant self-grooming -- performed to regulate body temperature as well as to clean -- emit no such smell. 3. Cats are funnier than dogs - even if the cats don’t know it. The Internet is littered with comical cat photos and videos. Sit a cat in a sink or place a hamburger bun on its head, and you’ve got instant entertainment. It’ll pose for the camera, indulge in some cat-itude, and invent a smooth move all its own. 4. Cats are quieter than dogs. Most dogs will vocalise their moods. A cat will keep it to itself. Upset, happy, excited or just talkative, dogs bark. Your neighbors will never call to inform you that your cat’s hissing is keeping him awake. 5. Keep to our own schedule. Cats much set their own schedule. Leave a bowl of food and one of water out, and they will eat when they choose and drink water when they choose. They use the litter box when they need to, without making a big fuss over it. They play when they want, sleep when they want, and prowl when they want. 6. Cats get rid of vermin. Mice, chipmunks and house flies quake in fear when a cat resides in a home. 7. Cats can use a litter box 8. Cats can be left alone over night (or even for a few days) without any real problem. With a dog this is not the case. If you leave a dog by him or herself too long they will certainly make a mess and they will be very unhappy. 9. Cats don’t eat poop. (I rest my case. The other reasons just don’t really matter after that one, do they?- Millie). COUNTDOWN 321 WINNER ANNOUNCED! Congraulations to Isaac, who is the newest member of the Countdown 321 team. Isaac won the competition which ran in the Canungra Times during January and Februray to recruit someone to do game reviews. Isaac will be doing game reviews for the web site. For all the all the hottest msuc, videos, and game reviews visit Page 22

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Your Stars - March 2012 ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)


The big Aries lesson, is figuring out the difference between activity and action. Activity is hell-bent motion that creates reams of excitement but is essentially nothing more than a glorified wheel-spin. Action involves body, heart and soul in total elegant motion.

TAURUS (Apr 21 – May 20)

Venus is due for a visit. She isn’t here yet but she’ll be walking through the door within a week or so. Her arrival spells an exploration of the full meaning of the experience of delight. Open your life to the possibilities implied. You may be able to go beyond your limits.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

Mercury isn’t going anywhere. He is becalmed in Pisces and keeping you right there with him. To be becalmed is to be face to face with yourself. There are ways to turn this into a positive. It starts with dropping all resistance to the experience. Get intimate with stillness.

CANCER (June 22 – Jul 22)

To think feelings, instead of feeling them, is very unsatisfying. Somehow you have managed to get yourself into this position. Once you have identified the disconnect between mind and heart, the journey to reconnection has begun. Be the sensitive soul that you are.

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

As the sun leaves Pisces and heads into Aries, there is no one more relieved than yourself. The oceanic depths of Pisces are no place for a lion. The feisty Ram, you can relate to. Impulse and adventure are on the menu. Make a mistake or two – with great enthusiasm.

VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Mars is simply not letting up. He continues to be available to drive you where you need to go. If a warrior hasn’t got work to do, he tends to abreact. Run yourself hard, so that the relaxation that follows is deep and natural. The will of existence is fuelling your adventure.

LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 23)

Saturn is going retrograde. He is inviting you to figure out the difference between cultural values and universal wisdom. Can you sense a thread of wisdom that cuts across cultural divides? If so, that is the place to point your attention. Drop dead weight. Be light.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 21)

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That which you have been holding true to in solitude, is ready to come out and be seen. Share what matters to you with those of like mind. Trust that as you come out of the shadows, the little flicker of light you have been protecting, is strong enough to thrive.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your position in the hot-seat comes to a natural end. This allows you time to reflect on all that you have done and all that you haven’t done. Any feelings of discomfort that arise, are from circles that remain incomplete. Complete anything that is really bothering you.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are getting close to yet another peak. Your favourite moment is standing on the top of the mountain, having done all that was required to get there. Doing is a path to non-doing, for goat persons. With Pluto in your midst, your responsiveness is on the rise.

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Weight Loss is All in the Mind

Hypnotist Kim Brehmer has opened her clinics in Canungra and Southport. Incorporating the Virtual Gastric Band, developed by UK clinical hypnotherapist Sheila Granger. Following training in Brisbane and with great success with clients, Kim now specialises in the procedure. The treatments are delivered in four weekly sessions and the participant believes that they have undergone bariatric surgery in the first session to reduce the stomach to the size of a golf ball. This is followed by three further sessions which deal with the psychological triggers that allow a person to overeat. Feedback shows that the hypnotherapy is like ‘flicking a switch in the brain’,

turning off cravings and eating only until satisfied. The Virtual Gastric Band has received much attention in the UK, US and now in Australia, attracing people from all over the country to undergo the treatments which had a 95% success rate in trials in the UK. “I am very excited at the prospect of being able to help my clients to lose weight in this way. There is nothing magical or mystical about hypnotherapy, instead it is a method that enables a person to help themselves,” Kim said. Sheila Granger says she is passionate about promoting the beneifts of hypnotherapy and allaying the misconceptions associated with stage hypnosis. I believe that the ‘Virtual Gastric Band’

Hypnotherapist Kim Brehmer

can revolutionise weightloss around the world. I know this because I have proven its effectiveness in two trials conducted in the UK.” For more information about Virtual Gastric Banding, contact Kim Brehmer on 0458 484 322.

Australian Party Announces Preferences Federal Leader of the Austrlian Party, Bob Katter and State Leader Aidan McLindon held a press conference in Canungra on Sunday 19th February to announce the party’s preferences. Aidan said they would not be allocating preferences to ALP, LNP or the Greens and will discuss preferences with on a seat by seat basis. “Everyone knows both (major) parties are the same but now there is a new major party,” said Aidan. After the press conference, Mr Katter and Mr McLindon visited the Bearded Dragon pub at Tamborine Village.

Bob Katter with Canungra resident Fern Davis

Following training in Brisbane for the Virtual Gastric Banding program, Kim Brehmer has opened her Weight Release Clinics in Canungra and Southport. The treatments are delivered in four weekly sessions and the participant believes they have undergone bariatric surgery in the first session to reduce the stomach to the size of a golf ball. This is followed by three further sessions which deal with the psychological triggers that allow a person to overeat. Feedback shows that the hypnotherapy is like ‘flicking a switch in the brain’, turning off carvings and eating only until satisfied. The Virtual Gastric Band has received much attention recently in the UK, US and in Austraila, attracting people from all over the country to undergo the treatment which has a 95% success rate. Kim says: “I am very excited at the prospect of being able to help my clients to lose weight in this way. There is nothing magical or mystical about hypnotherapy, instead it is a method that enables a

person to help themselves.”

Call Kim on 0458 484 322

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Logan 206177at Gold Coast Rehoming Centre: Very typical of this breed, Australian Kelpie, Logan is highly energetic and requires a structured exercise regime. Some agility training would be great also! He is just a pup at 6 months of age and will need a firm, consistent new owner to show him the ropes. He’s an intelligent and friendly boy that will enjoy an active lifestyle. Logan is $240 and is already desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated. Penny (523530) at Gold Coast Rehoming Centre: This isn’t the greatest snapshot of little Penny, but we assure you she is a very friendly and sweet little cat. She’s just over one year old and would love a peaceful new home. She loves to play, so ensure you have plenty of toys to keep her entertained with and you’ll have yourself a content and affectionate friend to life! Penny is $100 and is already desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated. If you would like to meet Penny or Logan you will need to contact the Gold Coast Rehoming Centre on: 07 5509 9000 to see if they are still available, or visit the AWL website: for more information.


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AWL Pets of the Month

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A free bus service will operate from Canungra to Pacific Fair

Free Weekend Bus Service A free weekend bus service will travel from Beaudesert, via Canungra through to Pacific Fair on the third Saturday of every month and every Thursday during school holidays. An initiative of the Social Plan Steering Committee, the funds for the bus have come from the Logan Beaudesert Health Coalition. The Social Plan Steering Committee, made up of members of the community throughout the Scenic Rim, identified public transport as the number one priority in the Social Plan. The bus will depart Jubilee Park, Beaudesert at 9am; Coles Shopping Centre, Beaudesert at 9.02am; DJ Smith Park, Canungra at 9.25am and arrive at Pacific Fair at 10.15am. It will depart Pacific Fair at 3.30pm for the return journey. Cr Virginia West said the bus is for people to access recreational facilities on the Coast, such as movie theatres, which are not available in the Scenic Rim. It is envisaged that some commuters will also use it as a stepping point to access other areas on the Gold Coast, or to get to and from friend’s homes between Beaudesert, Canungra and the Gold Coast. The bus will run on the following Saturdays in March and April and every Thursday in the school holidays: • Saturday 17th March • Saturday 14th April For more information visit wwwscenicrimtransport. com or email

2012 CAMP REPORT By Ellen Hussey - Budding Journalist WOW! What a week it has been for the students at Tamborine Mountain College. The first week back at school and the majority of the students were absent due to flooding thanks to all that rain! After the rain had cleared up, Years 11 and 12 endured a two hour bus trip to the Currimundi Outdoor Recreation Centre, Currimundi (just beyond Caloundra, Qld). The camp’s staff were very welcoming as soon as we stepped off the bus! The purpose of the camp was to help build our team and leadership skills, to prepare the senior class for future endeavours after school. Activities included exciting things such as surfing, high ropes, low ropes, team activities, swimming and much more! It was great to see everyone bond over the three days at camp. Every single student had a fabulous attitude and there was a smile on everyone’s face from the moment we arrived and left the camp. Well, the smiles didn’t last long after camp since everyone fell asleep on the bus on the way home ... the bus was deathly silent. It was hard to believe the seniors could stay that quiet for so long! Even a week after camp had passed, everyone was still talking about how great it was and how it was possibly the best camp they had been on. Thank you to the wonderful people at Currimundi Outdoor Recreation Centre for letting us stay at your site and organising amazing activities for us! Thank you to Mrs Wood, Miss Green, Mr Mathers and Mr Byrnes for joining us on camp and taking good care of us and just being really amazing in general! And a big thanks to all Year 11 and 12 students who went on camp. You were all such great sports and so much fun. Tamborine Mountain College is lucky to have a bunch of awesome kids like you!

Mountain Kids Playgroup Needs Families The group meets on a Thursday 9.30 to 11.30 at St George’s Anglican Church Hall, 2 Dapsang Drive Mount Tamborine A beautiful venue - Variety of new toys We need: Children from 0-4 years, parents, grandparents and other carers to build the Playgroup!

Open Day 1st March Contact Roslyn Lakeman (Development Officer, Playgroup Queensland) on 0437 700 884 or email

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The main farm shop is in the beautifully converted hay barn dating back 140 years

The Old Barn Farm Shop at the Olive Farm Set amongst the rolling hills of Biddaddaba, Oliva di Tabragalba is essential for any foodie or coffee lover to visit. Owned and operated by local couple, Scott and Anita Bunch, the property boasts an extensive olive plantation with beautifully restored buildings complimenting the landscape. The main farm shop is situated in a beautifully converted hay barn dating back 140 years. Here you will find a vast array of tempting foods including our own duck pate, award winning pork pies, homemade relishes and jams. They also stock some fantastic coffee sourced locally from Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation. The deli counter houses some delicious locally made pates, mixed olives and other tasty treats that will add to any family or friends feast. Scott and Anita are passionate about their cheeses. They aim to source and supply the finest, whether it is a Colston Basset Stilton, a Mature Gouda or a soft gooey goats cheese.

Fresh fruit and vegetables are all sourced from local farmers and are free from pesticides. From their own orchard they have a wide range of organic citrus fruits including: ruby grapefruit, blood red oranges, bush lemons, lemonade lemons, limes, cumquats, mandarins, apples and pears. We also have from the orchard bananas, avacadoes and figs. Oliva di Tabragalba is open from Saturday 17th March 2012 with olive tasting and olive products for sale, coffee and local organic produce and Joel Wiggins Jazz Trio performing from 2pm. They are located at 169 Biddaddaba Creek Road, Biddaddaba.

Logan and Beaudesert Bushwalkers comprises some fifty members who get together for weekend day walks, overnight camping trips and extended throughwalks in south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. More distant trips away are organised to Tasmania, New Zealand and to the Snowy Mountains with the object of taking on a variety of walk related activities. In recent years our members have walked the Kokoda Track, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, done the Overland Trail in Tasmania. Every weekend we offer a variety of walks on both Saturday and Sunday graded from medium to hard with occasional easy grade walks. Members’ ages vary from thirty-five to seventy years of age with a predominance of older adults. Obviously members are generally reasonably fit and enjoy outdoor activities. Enquiries can be made to Heather O’Keeffe by email or phone 3208 6420, or for more information visit • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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SATURDAY WALKS: 25th Feb - West Canungra Creek 10th Mar - Apple Tree Park or Purlingbrook Falls. 31st Mar - Jennys Waterhole 7th May - Mt Warning Camp. 12th May - Mt. Mitchell (Cunningham’s Gap) Sunrise walk 26th May - Westrays Grave – Christmas Creek 2nd June - Albert River Circuit OR Bithongabel 16th June - Lower Portals – 23rd June - Pizza Walk – Rathdowney. 30th June - Illinbah Circuit – Binna Burra. 14th July - Shepherds Walk 4th August - O’Reillys TBA 11th August - Caves Track and Lower Bellbird Circuit 18th August - Wyaralong Dam 1st September - Python Rock, Pat’s Bluff and Luke’s Bluff. O’Reillys 8th September - The Pilgrimage – Canungra 29th September - Warrie Circuit or Twin Falls 6th October - Yellow Pinch Walk 13th October - Araucaria Track Binna Burra

and Debbie Oberhart will be exhibiting at the picturesque venue of Wallaby Ridge. This weekend is always worth a visit to appreciate not only the beauty of our local area but the talents of our local artists. The booklets will be available at the Canungra Information Centre and local cafes.

LAUNCH OF SCENIC RIM TRANSPORT WEBSITE As part of the Social Plan Steering Committee, the new Scenic Rim Transport website has been launched ( and also a telephone contact (5541 4176) for residents to phone if they need to enquire about transport options available. All households will be receiving a mail out with a fridge magnet advising of this number. As part of the project a FREE bus will be available on the third Saturday of the month from Canungra to Pacific Fair departing D J Smith Park at 9.25am and returning at 3.30pm. The next FREE bus will be 17 March. This gives our younger residents an opportunity to have something to do at the weekend without the reliance on family to transport them. The FREE bus run will continue until the end of this year. I urge residents to make use of it when they can because like all these projects, if the community don’t use it, it will be lost. PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR FURAL FIRE OFFICER What wonderful recognition Stephen Geiger received for his 35 years of service to the Canungra Rural Fire Brigade when he was awarded the National Medal , the most prestigious medal in Australia for personnel with an exceptional service history to emergency services. This is a tribute not only to Stephen but the local Rural Brigade who have worked so cohesively to protect our rural properties. UPCOMING ARTS AND CULTURE TRAIL 2012 The Open Doors exhibition of 2012 Scenic Rim artists studios was launched recently by Penelope Wensley, Governor of Queensland. Canungra features on the trail in June when a number of local artists including Tamlyn Geiger, Gerard Walker, Joy Drescher, Wendy Trulson

NEW OFF LEASH DOG PARK The park is now secure for residents to run their dogs in a secure place and the finishing touches of a seat and some vegetation will be completed in the coming weeks. The park is situated on the lower level of ground between Moriarty Park and Canungra Creek. COMMUNITY GROUPS The Chamber of Commerce is a very valuable group which has recently been established, mainly to represent the business interests in town and CADA, with Ken Hill as the newly elected president is very welcoming to new members, representing the broader interests of our area. CONTACT ME I am always available to talk with residents by phone, 0407 630 052 or 5540 5403 or by email I will be at the Canungra Library on the first Saturday of the month from 9am till 11am if you wish to drop in.



Unfortunately polling booth locations for both State and Local Government Elections had not been finalised at the time of publication - please check www. for details closer to the date.

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The Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard – Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulation 2010, which applies nationally from 1 July 2011, affects you as an Owner of a rental property. The new mandatory standards set by the ACCC apply to suppliers. A supplier includes anyone leasing the goods. So as a Lessor, you are legally responsible for ensuring that the corded window furnishings you supply meet the mandatory safety standards. Failure to do so is an offence under The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (“The ACL”) and carries a penalty of up to $1.1 Million for companies and $200,000 for individuals. Under the product liability provisions of The ACL consumers can seek compensation or damages for personal injury or other loss caused by a safety defect. The law of negligence extends your obligations beyond consumers. It is clearly established that an Owner of a property owes a duty of care not only to the Tenant, with whom the Owner has a contract, but anyone who the Tenant may invite into the home, including children who visit the home from time to time. The result of breaching the duty of care is that a Court can order the Owner to pay compensation for damages, including punitive damages, which allows the Court to effectively punish the Owner by ordering him to pay over and above the usual award of pain and suffering and loss of income. These types of awards can often be very high, and are sometimes in the millions. The Court will take into account the Owners knowledge and the ease and cost involved in removing the risk. The cost of having an appropriate company carry out a service is minimal-especially when weighed against the life of a child.

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Insurance policies vary, but most have an exclusion clause that means that the insurance company does not have to pay out for negligence claims where the Owner knowingly takes no action or breaks the law relating to fixing a defect or making the home safe. The General Tenancy Agreement also provides that the premises and inclusions must comply with health and safety regulations at the start and throughout the tenancy. Leaving aside any question of legal liability, what Owner would want to risk the life of a child and live with the knowledge that a tragedy could have been so simply avoided? If you have any questions about your legal responsibilities as an Owner, or require assistance with other legal matters, we at Informed Conveyancing Lawyers, your local legal team, can assist you. Contact Robert Friend on 0412 537 410 or Suzanne Roberts on 5543 4996. Disclaimer: This article is intended for general information only and no person should rely on its contents. Rather they should obtain legal advice from a qualified professional person. None of the publisher, author or editors are responsible for the results of any actions taken in reliance on the information in this article and expressly disclaim all or any liability, howsoever caused, arising from or in connection with this article.

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Making 2012 Your Best Year Yet!

Stop, observe, listen and feel…. By Adele Spurgin

Hello Lovely Canungra, Let’s start again where we left off from last month which was “saying it the way you want it as opposed to the way you don’t want it”....and stick with language a bit longer! I am typing this article from Melbourne, looking out on the Yarra River, watching some rowers do their thing on the river, when an idea popped into mind for this month’s article. I heard the Cox at the helm of the boat, command the instructions and I marvelled at how the team both listened and responded to his requests beautifully in synch and in time. Job well done you would say to the crew. However I think it is job well done on the part of the Cox too. See it is like this, the meaning of communication is the response it gets. If you receive the response you desire from your communication you know you conveyed your message, however if the response by the receiver(s) is one you weren’t aiming for, then you as the communicator have the ability to make it more clear. Back to the rowers... so if the Cox communicated (which he did) and the team didn’t do what he said (which they didn’t), as let’s face it his vantage point in this instance is of utter most importance to all, then he can take it to mean that as they weren’t doing what was communicated his instruction in this instance was unsuccessful and he would have to change his communication. Interesting? Just think about children, friends, loved ones. “If the meaning of communication is the response it gets” how could you be doing it differently this month?

Girls Ready for the Challenge Rugby League is no longer ‘just for boys’. Gold Coast Junior Rugby League is calling all girls on the Gold Coast between 14 and 17 years to join the NEW girls open competition that will kick off in May 2012. Long-time president Peter McGrath says our competition now caters for all age groups both boys and girls. “Having the support base to introduce a girl’s open competition shows the depth Rugby league has on the Gold Coast,” he said. “More and more young female players are enjoying the game of Rugby League. Last year we saw three Gold Coast clubs, Nerang, Currumbin and Jimboomba do exceptionally well in the Ipswich Girls Open competition.” McGrath said the Gold Coast Junior competition is set to increase to over 5000 members in 2012. “Last year, State wide female participation in rugby league has grown 11% and is expected to increase further in 2012.” McGrath said 2012 will see many changes. The new junior league website was launched in the New Year. The Junior League is on Facebook and parents and players have been utilising this tool for upcoming events, competition results and news updates. Coast Junior Rugby League will be hosting ‘Come and Try Days’ for girls interested in playing on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March. The girl’s competition is expected to have six teams from the Gold Coast region and is scheduled for kick off in May. For more information about the girls competition and ‘Come& Try’ days go to the GCJRL website For enquiries please contact Eva on 5522 7722 or eva@

Reflexology for Your Health

By Renee Jones Your feet carry you for more than a million steps each year. They also have reflex points that relate to all organs and body parts that can be stimulated using simple massage techniques. The All-Natural HealthCare Clinic team offer reflexology, an ancient foot massage treatment, to help soothe weary feet, help you relax, improve circulation and aid healing, just to name a few. Senior Therapist and Manager Bob Richards said that the art of reflexology is fast becoming popular option for those looking to support the body’s own natural healing process. “Reflexology is based on the principle that our hands and feet have certain reflex points that relate to every part of our body including organs, glands, and our peripheral body parts,” he said. “Through the stresses of our daily lives, these reflexes can become stagnated and blocked. “For example, we can help clear your

sinuses using a subtle thumb technique on each of your toes,” Mr Richards. Therapist Mel Wingate has long been a practitioner of reflexology and brings her expertise to help clients live a healthier life. “A deep compression massage to the feet can free blockages sending relief to painful areas, assist in healing diseases and even give an early detection to ailments not yet identified. “Clients who receive a treatment feel relaxed from the ball of their foot to the top of their heads and often notice immediate improvements in their health. “You can lie back and enjoy a relaxation session that subtly works on the whole body starting from the extremity that takes the brunt of our daily lives,” she said. All-Natural HealthCare Clinic therapists are available at the Canungra Valley Medical Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays between 9am and 4pm. Call them on 0412 747 529 or 0404 643 330 to book your reflexology session.

Super 7 Cricket Challenge! Canungra vs Nerang Sunday 25th March

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We offer: • Shiatsu Massage • Acupuncture • Laser Therapy • Reflexology • Reiki • and much more…

We also treat your four legged friends, including horses, dogs and cats! Come and see the team or call

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with Chris Corcoran, Canungra Veterinary Clinic

Although we all welcome the rain, those with horses have seen an increase in a few diseases that are directly attributable to the wet conditions. The most common issues we treat horses for during the wet months are hoof abscesses, mud fever and rain scald. Hoof abscesses, or more correctly subsolar abscesses, are a common cause of sudden, severe lameness in horses. They are caused by penetration of the sole by a sharp object, invasion of a crack in the sole by bacteria, or infection of a bruised sole. Hoof abscesses can occur in any horse, but horses with poor quality hooves, especially those with seedy toe, are more predisposed. Horses with abscesses are usually severely lame and are very reluctant to bear weight on the affected leg. The site of bacterial penetration is very difficult to see. Treatment involves cleaning the sole and “paring” away some of the sole to allow drainage. In many cases antibiotics are required to prevent infection of the important underlying structures. The foot should be dressed with a poultice to encourage drainage, and all cases should be provided with protection against tetanus. Pain relief (by prescription only) is required in most cases. Mud fever is a condition of the lower limbs seen in horses exposed to chronic wet conditions. It is also known as greasy heel or cracked heel. The correct veterinary term is pastern dermatitis. In this condition the skin over the pasterns and heels becomes infected, resulting in scabby or exudative (oozing) lesions that are typically very painful. In severe cases, the skin at the back of the pastern may split open, producing deep horizontal cracks (which is where the term cracked heel originates). Horses with white hair on the lower limbs are predisposed to pastern dermatitis. Treatment involves removing the horse from the wet conditions and stabling the patient in an enclosure with clean, dry bedding. The affected area of skin should be carefully clipped and cleaned, then rinsed with an antiseptic rinse to help remove as many of the “crusts” or scabs as possible. Severe cases always require antibiotics, and in many cases regular penicillin is not sufficient. Topical ointments containing corticosteroids and antibiotics are useful, and many patients will require anti-inflammatories. Rain scald is the lay term for a skin condition more correctly known as dermatophilosis. The disease is caused by a bacterium called Dermatophilus congolensis, which is a normal inhabitant of the horse’s skin. When the horse becomes affected, they develop areas of matted hair (similar to little paint brushes). The matting is due to serum oozing from the skin. More common areas affected include the rump, saddle area and flanks. Treatment involves bathing the patient in medicated shampoos, and preventing recurrence by rugging during periods of rain. Some more severely horses may also require a course of antibiotics. If you have any questions about any of these diseases please call us at Canungra Veterinary Surgery on 5543 5622.

Saddle Up for Leukaemia Foundation Bookings are now open for the Blackbutt Charity Ride for Leukaemia over this year’s Easter long weekend. Organisers, Trail Riding Australia, have planned a fun-filled family event that will start at Blackbutt and take riders along the beautiful Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Jill Batty of the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, said the aim of the weekend was to give riders a picturesque but challenging ride and allow them to raise funds through sponsorships and donations. Ms Batty said registration for the even cost $50 and participants were expected to raise a minimum of $200 each for the Leukaemia Foundation. Registrations close Friday 23rd March. Potential riders seeking further information on the Blackbutt Charity Ride for Leukaemia including camping and catering arrangements, insurance cover, and any other details should contact Jill Batty on (07) 5503 1270 or The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is Queensland’s first major rural rail trail with a total of 142km of trails between Wulkuraka near Ipswich and Blackbutt and when completed will be the longest rail trail in Australia. What: Blackbutt Charity Ride supporting the Leukaemia Foundation When: Easter weekend, Friday 6 to Monday 9 April 2012 Where: Starting from Blackbutt and following the beautiful Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Why: The event will raise funds to help those whose lives have been affected by leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

Orchid & Foliage Festival 10-11 March 2012

Cash Prizes to be Won - find out how on Plant Sales – Orchids, Ferns, Begonias, Aroids, Bromeliads and many others.... Catering by Norma’s Kitchen; Lucky Door; Raffles; Orchid Growing Accessories; Craft/Cake Stall.

BUS TRIPS WELCOMED Photo Competition & Whimsical Garden Competition Open to the Public all Ages Guest speaker will be talking on Basics for Growing Orchids on Saturday 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.


Saturday – 8.00am to 3.00 pm, Sunday – 9.00 am to 3.00 pm At 3-6 Pine Street in the Canungra School of Arts Hall. 07 55432108 The Canungra Times, March 2012

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Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) NEW




Springbrook’s wildlife received a New Year’s present for 2012 in the form of recently acquired land being progressively added to Springbrook National Park, eventually increasing its total size by 705 hectares. This will further safeguard some of the area’s most threatened inhabitants, helping them to find new homes and increase their populations. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) partnered with the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (ARCS) to form the Springbrook Rainforest Restoration Project with the aim of restoring previously cleared lands back to their natural state. ARCS members and volunteers are busy working in the field supporting local rainforest species regeneration. All surplus infrastructure has been removed and recycled or reused with the help of the local community. When the remaining areas are rehabilitated they will progressively become part of the Springbrook National Park. The new land will enhance the integrity and resilience of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, restoring habitat for numerous threatened and endangered plant and animal species and provide corridors to connect areas of the park that were previously fragmented. For further information on the project please visit: STAYING SAFE IN OUR PARKS Over the summer months, QPWS rangers have been working in collaboration with officers from the Tamborine Police to conduct joint patrols at the Cedar Creek section of Tamborine National Park. Despite clear signage in the park, a small number of visitors are still entering restricted access areas in the gorge. Access to these areas is restricted to help keep you and your family safe.

There have been serious accidents in the past including drownings and people falling on the gorge’s steep and slippery slopes. The fine for entering these areas without permission can be up to $300 under the provisions of the Nature Conservation Act 1992. To avoid receiving such a fine please pay attention to the safety signs in our national parks. For more information on the restricted areas in our national parks please visit the DERM website at < or visit the Tamborine Information Centre. LOOKOUT! NEW UPGRADES… QPWS rangers have been busy upgrading lookouts in several local national parks to provide improved access for the local community and visitors. Work has commenced at Morans Falls lookout in Lamington National Park and will be completed by June this year. So start planning a family outing to the top of the mountain to enjoy the magnificent views on offer when this upgrade has been completed. Another great addition to park infrastructure is the new lookout at the Witches Falls section of Tamborine National Park. The lookout provides a great opportunity to take in the sights of this amazing national park and remains a favourite destination for first time visitors and regulars alike. The Witches Falls section of the park is located adjacent to Main Western Road on Tamborine Mountain. FIGHTING BACK AGAINST WEEDS While you have been weeding your gardens, QPWS rangers have been busy eliminating weeds at Kamarun lookout and the area around Green Mountains, Lamington National Park. Lantana, moth vine and madeira vine are an on-going challenge. Native to South America, madeira vine Anredera cordifolia, which is also known as potato vine or lambs tail vine, smothers trees and shrubs with a thick cover of succulent leaves and aerial tubers, and eventually kills the plant.

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QPWS in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland have recently released an approved biological control measure for madeira vine - a beetle, Plectonychya correntina. The orange and black spotted beetle has been released in a small, isolated national park south of Canungra which is badly infested with the vine. Both the larvae and adult beetle are leaf eaters and are set to destroy the growth and prevent further spread of the invasive vine in the park. Madeira vine is classed as declared Class 3 species under the Land Protection Act 2002. Biosecurity Qld and QPWS are closely monitoring the site and we hope to provide further news on the success of the beetle in the near future.

CONNECT WITH NATURE DURING AUTUMN Are you looking for activities to entertain your family during the Easter holidays? The QPWS Connect with Nature autumn program is underway with a number of activities for children, adults and families being run in some of South East Queensland’s national parks. Come join a ranger under the stars at Green Mountains campground on 5 April 2012 and help us celebrate 25 years of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area in an old fashioned slide show night. Pull up your camping chair with your friends and family to learn what’s so special about Lamington National Park and why it has World Heritage status. Green Mountains campground at Lamington National Park is a popular destination for families over the Easter holidays each year. Limited spaces are available so please book your campsite early to avoid missing out on your site! Visit our website at for more information on this program, campsite bookings and the new winter program. If you are interested in any other topics linked to national parks, or the role of QPWS in managing protected areas, please email us at <miranda.> and we will be happy to consider your suggestions for future columns. Neil Cambourn, Regional Manager, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

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For awesome coffee Phone orders welcome - Phone: 5543 4660

Shop 6/40 Christie Street, Canungra - other side of the Chemist






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



Bank of Queensland. Ph: 5542 1111


BAS Registered Agents Tina 0407 854 540 - Kylie 3381 8103 Trilogy Accounting Group. Ph: 1300554 136



Fred’s Window Cleaning Window Cleaning Screens, Tracks. Free Quotes

Appliance Repairs

Animals, Pets and Pet Services

Horse ‘n Hound Massage Therapy Qld.

0412 996 613 - Naomi

Ph: 0427 808 341


Cafes and Restaurants Bean In? Ph: 5543 4660 Blackbird Country Pies. Ph: 0431 091 296. Canungra Pizza. Ph: 5543 4455 Scenic View Cafe. Ph: 5544 0106 Funky Dory Diner. Ph: 5543 5338 Canungra Hotel. Ph: 5543 5233 Albert River Wines. Ph: 5543 6622 O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. Ph: 5543 4011

Major Kleen. Ph: 5545 4717, 0412 991 249


Cabinet Making & Carpentry

Horse Massage for all Disciplines. Injury Improve performance Reduce nervous tension. Caring exp Horsewoman. Don’t Fret Pet. Ph: 1300 30 70 21 Animal Welfare League. Ph: 5509 9000 Mountview Alpaca Farm. Ph: 5544 0106 Scenic Rim Cat Lodge. Ph: 5543 4002

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Canungra Cabinets. Ph: 0408 772 593


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Floor Covering

Gardening and Landscaping


A-Z Gas Services Sam Cecchini

Electrical Contractors QBSA 707964

Local Licensed Gasfitter/Serviceman Mt Tamborine & Surrounding Districts Installations, repairs and servicing of:  Hot Water Systems  Ovens  Cook Tops  Heaters  Caravans

Mobile: 0419 783 418

Gardening and Landscaping

Canungra Permaculture

For practical advice on how to achieve an environmentally sustainable lifestyle and develop your food security call nationally accredited permaculturist Mark Pickard, on 07 5543 7171 or e-mail canungra_ Acreage Mowing. Ph: 0419 900 015 Slashing & Acreage Mowing. Leroy 0400 869 189 The Mower Man. Push behind mowing and snipping, general gardening. Ph: 5543 0480 Mulch. $25 per cubic metre. Ph: 5545 0467, 0419 646 046 6/12

Gifts Embroidery Lee Nieuwoudt: (07) 5545 1672

Flutterby Fantasy. Ph: 5543 5878



Add a touch of Elegance


Glass in Paradise

All Glass Repairs - Security Screens Frameless Showers - Splashbacks & Balustrades Builder & Construction Company Enquiries Welcome

Ph: 0411 227 601, 5591 8784

Now with a factory in Canungra!

Groceries Len & Kris Eames Local Franchise Owners

Jumping Castles from $170

Canungra FoodWorks. Ph: 5543 4755 Joseph the Greengrocer. Ph: 5545 0700 Special Booking Number 21202


Call 1300 227 853

Birthday Parties ● Vacation Care ● Schools ● Fetes ● Corporate

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Health and Beauty

Pest Control

Massage Therapy with Julie Davies Fully qualified - 13 years experience Specialising in Russian Massage

Canungra Beauty & Acupuncture Ph: 07 5543 5060 Avon Distributor, Marj Pholi. Ph: 5543 5421 Canungra Hairdressing. Ph: 5543 5455 Yoga with Shirley. Ph: 5543 4047 Nutrimetics Consultant. Will to do fundraisers. Linda Hinchcliffe. Ph: 5543 7125 or 0434 398 079

Legal Services


Photocopying Lance Cordingley. Ph: 5545 1210



The Canungra Times now has a

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Photo Express Kiosk Digital photo processing while you wait! Quality 6”x4” prints only 24cents each! Bring your camera in and ask our staff to help you.

Mechanical JIMBOOMBA

1 Lawton Lane, Canungra Phone: 5543 5532



Yoga, Pilates and Massage with Sam Monday 7.15pm, Tuesday 9.30am, Wednesday 6.15pm All classes $10 Private classes – Holistic Personal Training and Massage available Contact Sam 0458 441110



5548 7551

Shop 4, 2-6 Paul Crt, Jimboomba Canungra Auto Cliic. Ph: 5543 5844. Geiger Motors. Ph: 5543 5222.



Tamborine Mountain Optometrist. Ph: 5545 0277 Scenic Rim Optometrist. Ph: 5541 9510 Specsavers. Ph: 5541 1177

Painter Painter: 25 years exp. Free quote. David 0401 353 373

To advertise phone 07 5543 5532


Portaloo Canungra Hire. Ph: 0417 798 855, 5543 4350

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Post Office



KAM Constructions. BSA 1165637. Ph: 5547 7133

Signs Eagle Eye Signs. Ph: 5541 2426, 0439 788 017

Power Poles



Canungra Swimming Pool. Ph: 0437 018 518 Canungra Soccer Club. Ph: 0414 435 919


Travel Agent Travelling Places. Ph: 5545 1600


To advertise phone 07 5543 5532 Water Filters


Water Tanks

Quit Smoking Joannie Wolter. Ph: 5545 0261

Real Estate Aussie Lifestyle Properties. Ph: 5543 4889, 0417 728 072 Canungra Realty. Ph: 5543 5555 Hinterland Gold Properties. Ph: 5543 4355, 0419 654 549 Jobsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Traditional Realty. Ph: 5545 2550 Geoff Brand Real Estate. Ph: 5543 5558 Kendall Real Estate. Ph: 5545 5000

Septic & Sullage

Mountain Trees. Ph: 0438 176 775

Veterinary Surgeon Canungra Veterinary Surgery. Ph: 5543 5622

Waste Management

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44 Gallon Drums: Food Grade $20. Ph 0401 700 019. Air conditioner: – LG single phase, in window. $100.00. Ph: 5545 3906. Caravan: 2009 Coromal Princeton 6535. 22ft x 8ft. Island queens size bed, full ensuite, air con, 186ltr fridge/freezer, gas/electric stove-oven, rear camera, roll-out awning, full annex, ind suspenion. Travelled 2000km. Suit new buyer. $66,750. Ph: 5543 5581, 0419 758 845. Dining Table: Oval, extendable table, timber, 6 chairs, very good condition. Doesn’t fit in new house. $175. Ph: 0417 752 714. Ford Falcon Sedan: 2005 BF XR6 Ford Falcon Sedan. Immaculate condition. Always garaged and serviced. To be sold with roadworthy and service books. Only travelled 62,500klms. Registered till July 2012. Ph: 5543 5581, 0419 758 845. High Chair: Italian design, adjustable height, on castors, tray. $25. Ph: 0417 752 714. Holden Barina: SRI 2005 Sports. 120,000km. Reg serviced, 5sp man, a/c, pwr windows, black, 5dr hatch, Exc cond. $8,000 - open to offers. 04/12. Ph: 0417 728 072. Lots of Jigsaw Puzzles and Books: Cheap, assorted designs/titles. Ph: 5541 0978 anytime. Mirrors: 1900 x 980 white frame $25, 1500 x 1100 $20 or two for $40 ono. Ph: 5545 3906. Mushroom Compost: Get your garden ready for spring. Pick up or delivery. Ph: 0418 735 091 or 5541 3827. Office Desk: – 1800 x 750 Utility drawer and file drawer – Grey $75 ono – 5545 3906. Roses: Fresh cut $10~$20/bunch 2541 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Benobble. Ph: 0431 091 296. Shipping Container: 20ft, good condition. $3,400 ono. Ph: 0428 608 808. Spa: Inground, 6 person, has spa cover, pump (pump end needs fixing – motor good) has a solar panel – can go above ground with a frame. $1250.00 neg – Ph: 5545 3906. TV: – Panasonic old type in good working condition – Free pick up only. Ph: 5545 3906. Upright Freezer: 120L good condition $90 – Ph: 5545 3906. Wardrobe: 2 door hanging space only good condition - $50. Ph: 5545 3906. White Cane Rocking Chair: Great condition, high back. Currently used in nursery room. $100 ono. Ph Tara 0404364989. 04/12





Geese: Chicks to adults. From $20. 5543 7238. Hay: Lucerne Bales $15ea. 2541 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Benobble. Ph: 0431 091 296. Puppies for Sale: Italian Greyhound/Border Collie x Kelpie. $50 each. Ph: 0422 701 937. Wanted: Tea Cup Pomeranian or Toy Long Haired Chiuaha. Ph: 5543 5746. (p)



POSITIONS VACANT Apprentice Nursery Person: With enthusiasm and a passion for plants. Req to commence 3 yr apprenticeship in Mount Nathan. Suit young person. Email resume to kingfisherwsnsy@ or call Jodie on 0403 847 977. Volunteer Computer Tutors: Needed for the Seniors on the Net Program at Canungra Visitor Information Centre. Ph: 5543 5156.


















Collector: Wants antique bottles and fruit jars, cash paid. Call Steve 0417 897 957. Wanted: Extension ladder. Ph: 0414 755 019.





Dougherty: John and Jennifer Dougherty proudly announce the safe arrival of Nicholas Gary born on 16th February 2012. Weighing 9 pounds 3 ounces. Brother to James.

Beechmont: Magnificent European Style home on 2 acres. 4 bedrooms which includes 2 master bedrooms and 2 ensuites. Study and gas points for heating. The lawn and garden care is included in the price. Pets on application. Available 15th March $640 per week. Call Aussie Lifestyle Properties 5543 4889 or 0417 728 072. Duplex: 3 bedroom, lounge, bathroom, laundry, pool, on large block. Walking distance to town. $280pw. Ph: 0400 035 681. Large Family Home in Town: 4 bedroom + ensuite, lounge and family room, air con DLUG, covered entertaining area. No Pets. Available 17th March $380 per week. Call Aussie Lifestyle Properties 5543 4889 or 0417 728 072. Property Management: Let us take the headache out of renting your property. Call Monique on 5543 4889 or 0417 728 072. Queenslander: 4 bedroom + ensuite, wide timber floor boards, Spacious kitchen and living areas. Air con, Wide verandahs DLUG. Set on 5 acres with amazing views. No pets, pony ok. Available now $460 per week. Call Aussie Lifestyle Properties 5543 4889 or 0417 728 072. For real estate sales and information see our Property Guide in the centre pages of this Canungra Times. 05/12


Weddings & Functions Manager Wanted We require the services of an experienced weddings and functions coordinator to head our weddings and functions team. Duties are varied and include, but are not limited to, wedding sales, marketing and bookings, wedding coordination for weddings, and function coordination for functions. Remuneration will be subject to experience. Hours are flexible, however weekend work will be required. Please send your resume in the first instance to the Managing Director, James Kim at jameskim@ or fax to 5543 6627. We will contact you for an interview if required.




Business for Sale: Motorcycle apparel & accessories retail store & internet sales plus Tattoo & Piercing studio. Prime position Canungra. Huge potential. WIWO $85K + GST. Ph 0412962803. Mowing Business: Price inlcudes commercial zero-turn/tandem trailer. All enquiries phone: 0488 434 704.

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WORK WANTED Work Wanted: 35 yr old male, fit and can work flexible hours. Has own vehicle and ABN. Available for immediate start. Lives in Canungra - 0433 986 703.





Alpacas for Sale: From 6 months old, various colours & ages. Delivery to Canungra & Tamborine areas included. Adults from $350 & Crias from $500. Call 5544 0106. Baby Budgies: Many colours, $15each. Ph 0409 982 456. 04/12


CLAIRVOYANT Clairvoyant: Fern 0431 091 296.


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Listings in the Community Noticeboard are free of charge for community organisations only. Email or phone 0407 671 286. We attempt to publish each notice, subject to space restrictions, however we reserve the right to edit or omit notices.

ART & CULTURE GROUP The Canungra Art & Culture Group Inc 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). Phone Robyn on 5543 5528. 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, Sabbath School (Saturdays) 9.30am. Ph: 5543 8035 or 5541 1224. FOLKS RESPITE PROGRAM FOLKS Respite Program every Wednesday 10am - 2pm (except Public Holidays) at Moriarty Park, Canungra. Do you enjoy socialising and meeting new people? Do you like sharing fine food with friends? Phone: 5540 1423. Cost: $8, bus: $2. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Joe Rye JP: available at the Community Signing Centre in the room adjoining Canungra Library on Wednesdays from 1pm - 5pm. Faye Hines JP: available at Canungra Visitor Information Centre Fridays from 10am - 4pm. MARKETS Beechmont Country Markets: 3rd Sunday of the month 8am to 12 noon. Beechmont Community Centre at the roundabout, Beechmont. For enquiries phone 0458 233080 or email Boonah Country Markets Inc: 2nd and 4th Saturday each month, 7am-12noon. Springleigh Park, Boonah. Ph 0448 248 828. Cedar Creek Country Markets: Every Sunday 7am – 12 midday Chardon Bridge Rd, via Beenleigh Beaudesert Rd. Cedar Creek. Enquiries to Jo on 0488 575 960 or send an email to

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Collectables, Craft and Local Produce Market: Third Sunday each month. 9am to 2pm. Bearded Dragon Hotel, Tamborine Village. Enquiries phone Kym Hurst on 0427 517 563. SENIORS ON THE NET Free Computer Lessons for anyone in Canungra over 50 years. Basic Computer Course after which you have use of the computers and internet plus help with emails, photos, letters, etc. All free! Phone Canungra Information Centre 5543 5156. TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN CRICKET CLUB JUNIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT! Tamborine Mountain Cricket Club: Junior Presentation will be on Sunday 1st April from 2 - 5pm at the Long Road Sports Centre, Nth Tamborine. The AB Medal Night (Senior Presentation) will be held at St Bernard’s Hotel on Saturday night, 14th April. Please call Club Secretary, Sue Arthur, on 5545 2521 to confirm attendance. ORCHID AND FOLIAGE SOCIETY Always wanted to learn more about orchids and foliage plants, expand your collection, perhaps? Now is the time to join the Beaudesert Districts Orchid and Foliage Society Inc. The society is giving new members FREE MEMBERSHIP for 2012 to coincide with our “Thirty Years Celebration”. Our meetings are relaxed, informative and entertaining with there being a wealth of horticultural knowledge amongst our members. Our focus this year is on the novice grower with our meetings being on the third Wednesday of every month except December. We meet at the Masonic Hall, cnr Albert and Brisbane Streets, Beaudesert, on the third Wednesday of each month excepting December. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. for plant and pot sales and the benching of competition plants. The main meeting starts at 7.30 p.m. with there usually being a guest speaker to welcome. Any other queries phone Peter on 55432108 or Lee on 55431716.

BEAUDESERT REUNION The annual Beaudesert Reunion will be held on Saturday 10th March 2012 at St Thomas’ Anglican Church Hall in Albert Street, Beaudesert commencing at 9.30am. This year is the 60th reunion. Organisers are hoping some of the ‘Baby Boomers’ will attend and celebrate with their friends and others of the older generation. Morning tea will be provided, but it is a byo lunch, with tea, coffee and cordial provided. There will be a gold coin donation with a lucky door prize and a raffle drawn on the day. Whether you were born in Beaudesert, educated in Beaudesert, or resided in the Beaudesrt district, come and join your friends at the reunion. For more information contact Ray Rooks on 5541 2388 or Judy Balmer on 5541 2172. CANUNGRA SCOUT GROUP TUPPERWARE FUNDRAISING PARTY At Canungra RSL Club on Wednesday 14th March 2012. All welcome. 10% of Tupperware sales go to the Canungra Scout Group and a further $20 for every party booked on the night. Lucky door prize and games to play. For enquiries call Kerrie on 0413 607 502. USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS Beaudesert Hospital ......................... 5541 9111 Sharp Park Camping Ground ...... 0409 550 745 Canungra Library ............................. 5543 5791 Canungra Police Station................... 5543 5120 Canungra School of Arts Hall .......... 5543 5161 Canungra Visitor Info Centre ........... 5543 5156 Emergency (Fire, Police, Ambulance) ........ 000 Energex (Loss of Power)...................... 136 262 Justice of the Peace - Joe Rye .......... 5543 5592 Scenic Rim Regional Council .......... 5540 5111 Water Enquiries (QUU 7am-7pm) ....... 132 657 Water - Burst Pipes and Emergencies .. 132 364 RSPCA Emergency ...................1300 ANIMAL Wildcare Australia (wildlife rescue) 5527 2444 SNAKE CATCHERS Canungra: John Adkins 0438 697 512


Canungra Bowls Club

By Ray Hickson Canungra Bowls Club Monday night Business and Community Competition resumed on 6th February with ten teams taking part: Numb Nuts, The Lemons, Odds and Sods, Hotel (1), Hotel (2), Crazy Farmers, Paper Runners, Hopefuls, Bees News, Glass in Paradise.

Winners of the Canungra Wall Plaque Competition on 8th February (pictured above): Benowa team members: Adele Wagner, Keith Bryant, Kay Bryant, with Canungra Ladies President Ray Hickson


Winners of the Business and Community Shield on 6th February (pictured above): Michael Mahony, Mick Tynan, Barry Broderick, Marilyn Tynan.

The Canungra Wall Plaque Competition started again for 2012. The first game was played against Benowa on Wednesday 8th February. Benowa were the overall winners with + 15.


One of a team of bowlers, Jack, collapses on the green just as Harry is about to let go of his bowl. The others call out to Harry to stop. Harry has a look and says “It’s OK, I can draw around him!” The claim is that Jack heard what Harry said and was so enraged it gave him the will to survive his heart attack!

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On the Green CANUNGRA AREA GOLF CLUB By Kim Sami Saturday Mixed Comp 14/01/12 (SS vs PAR): Winner: R Bodey (+7). Runner-Up: P Broomhall (+4)C/B. NTP: 5th – A Sami, Ladies 8th – C Gunson, 7th – C Gunson, 8th – G Black, 14th – S Spalding, 16th – R McAllan, 17th – R Pickering, 2nd shot 7th – M Groves, 16th - K Mann. BRD: G Maguire (+4), N Connolly (+3), B Mills (+3), R Pickering (+3), D Harris (+2), G Tallintyre (+2), R Jackson (+2), R Hewlett (+2), R Simeon (+2), A Sami (+2), R Harriman (+2) Balls to -2. Saturday Mixed Comp 14/01/12 (SS vs PAR): Winner: R Bodey (+7). Runner-Up: P Broomhall (+4)C/B. NTP: 5th – A Sami, Ladies 8th – C Gunson, 7th – C Gunson, 8th – G Black, 14th – S Spalding, 16th – R McAllan, 17th – R Pickering, 2nd shot 7th – M Groves, 16th - K Mann. BRD: G Maguire (+4), N Connolly (+3), B Mills (+3), R Pickering (+3), D Harris (+2), G Tallintyre (+2), R Jackson (+2), R Hewlett (+2), R Simeon (+2), A Sami (+2), R Harriman (+2) Balls to -2. Thursday Men’s Comp 19/01/12 (Stroke & Putt): Winner: J Grimshaw (69). Runner Up – G Hopley (70) 3 way C/B. Putts: M Tynan (26) 3 way C/B. NTP: 5th – G Talintyre, 7th – R Boardman, 8th – G Maguire, 14th – G Hopley, 16th – P Ward, 17th – G

Hopley. BRD: T Regan (70), S Nakano (70), M Tynan (71), J McAllan (72), P Ward (72), R Boardman (73), balls to 76. Saturday Mixed Comp 21/01/12 (4BBB Stableford): Winner: J Robinson & G Reeves (46). Runner-Up: B Day & K Muir (45) C/B. NTP: 5th – G Reeves, 7th – B Mills, 8th – J McAllan, 14th – R Simeon, 16th – K Muir, 17th – D Brown, 2nd shot 7th – M Tynan, 16th – M Tynan. BRD: R Hewlett & M Watson (45), D McGuiness & K Mann (45), K Cameron & M Tynan (42), K Cameron & J McAllan(41), D Harris & S Nakano (40) C/B, M Cully & R Rushbrooke (40) C/B. Saturday Mixed Comp 4/02/12 (2 Man Ambrose): Winners: S Fletcher & J Dean (61). Runners-Up: B Mills & R Hewlett (65.5). NTP: 5th – J Dean, 7th – J Dean, 8th – R Harriman. BRD: B Broderick & D Sullivan (66¼), J Beaver & R Bodey (66½), G Owen & G Mulhern (67½) C/B. Tuesday Ladies Comp 07/02/2012 (9 hole Stableford): Winner: T Schmidt (14). Runner-Up – C Gunson (13) 4 way C/B. NTP: 5th – K Sami, 8th – N Edwards. BRD: S Mills (13), K Sami (13), P McAllan (13), P McMillan (10). Thursday Men’s Comp 9/02/12 (Stableford): Winner: C Spalding (38). Runner Up – G Hopley (37). NTP: 5th – R Jackson. BRD: J Kelleher (35), K Berghuss (35), R Simeon (34), B Mills (34) balls to 30. Saturday Mixed Comp 11/02/12 (Stableford): Winner: C Spalding (45). Runner-Up: J Beaver (40)C/B. NTP: 5th – S Spalding, 7th – C Spalding, 8th – J Dean, 17th – R Bodey, 16th – H Barnes. BRD: A Sami (40), B Day (40), R Jackson (39), S

Fletcher (38), R Simeon (36), B Broderick (36), N Connolly (36) balls to 31 Thursday Men’s Comp 16/02/12 (Monthly Medal Stroke & Putt): Winner: G Talintyre (69). Runner Up – G Maguire (69). Putts: G Maguire (24). NTP: 5th – G Talintyre, 8th – D McGuiness, 17th – G Talintyre. BRD: B Broderick (70), R Cowling (70), G Hopey (71), D Harris (71), R Boardman (71), B Day (71). Saturday Mixed Comp 18/02/12 (Monthly Medal Stroke & Putt): Winner: G Owen (68)C/B. RunnerUp: R Jackson (68). Putts: R Jackson (27) C/B. NTP: 5th – P Broomhall, 7th – R Pickering, 8th – B Broderick, 14th – M Watson, 16th – R Simeon, 17th – R Pickering, 2nd shot 7th – M Tynan, 16th – H Barnes. BRD: R Simeon (70), B Broderick (70), R Bodey (72), D Brown (73), R Collins (73), R Pickering (73), K Gear (74), D McGuiness (76), K Cameron (77), R Harriman (77), K Mann (77). Tuesday Ladies Comp 21/02/2012 (9 hole Ambrose – bring a friend along day): Winners: Shiela Mills, Pam McAllan & Kerryn Nicoloff. Runners-Up – Lindell Grimshaw, Noleen Edwards & Kim Sami. NTP: 5th – Pam McAllan, Kerryn Nicoloff & Shiela Mills, 8th – Colleen Gunson, Sharron Warrell & Sue Maguire. BRD: Sue Maguire, Colleen Gunson & Sharron Warrell & Wendy Brown, Corrie McCarthy & Kim Sami. Thank you to our friends who came along today – Kerryn Micoloff & Corrie Nicoloff and welcome to our newest member Sharron Warrell. It was wonderful today to have a team consisting of three generations who also won the day.

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COMMUNITY NOTICE Invitation Queensland Urban Utilities invites the local community of Canungra to celebrate the completion of the $7.2 million Canungra Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade. Please join us for the official opening by Scenic Rim Mayor Cr John Brent, which will be followed by a BBQ and tour of the upgraded plant.

Location: Canungra Sewage Treatment Plant, Finch Road. Time: 10am–1pm Saturday, 14 April 2012. Transport: Due to limited parking on site, a bus will be available on the corner of Christie and Finch Road from 10-10.30am to take attendees to the event. Please do not drive directly to the plant. RSVP: Friday, 6 April 2012 on 1800 071 230 or For further information please contact Queensland Urban Utilities on 1800 071 230 or email ABN 86 673 835 011

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Moriarty Park News

By Steve Moriarty THE MONTH

FOODWORKS JANUARY SPORTSPERSON OF The Foodworks Sportsperson of the Month for January is ten year old athlete Josh Aiken. Josh competed for the Beaudesert Little Athletics Club at the State Relay Championships in December and achieved some outstanding results. He was the fourth runner in his team and brought them home in 9th place out of 17 teams. Josh also jumped a personal best of 1.21m in the high jump, placing 3rd overall and 5th in the teams event. At the Little Athletics regional event held at Kingscliff in February, he placed equal 3rd in long jump with a PB of 4.12m, 5th in triple jump with a PB of 8.60m, 4th in the 60m hurdles, 6th in the 100m and 5th in the high jump. Josh will be competing in the hurdles and long jump at the State titles this month. As the Sportsperson of the Month, Josh will receive a $50 Foodworks voucher and $50 sports store voucher kindly donated by Canungra Foodworks. Congratulations and well done Josh! To nominate for FoodWorks Sportsperson of the Month, contact Steve Moriarty on 0407 671 286 or collect a nomination form from the Canungra Visitor Information Centre. HALL AND FACILITY BOOKINGS Moriarty Park Hall and grounds are available for individuals and organisations to hire for functions, meetings and training. For more information contact Ingrid Gill on 0431 794 933.

Sport Canungra Soccer News

By David Baker

Thank you to all those parents and players who registered interest in playing the 2012 season and successfully negotiated the new online registration and payment process. Feedback has been generally positive but there were a few hiccups with previous players not appearing on the Football Federation of Australia database which it is hoped will disappear for next year. For those who have not yet registered please go to www.myfootballclub. and follow the links to register. The club is particularly keen for Senior Women and Men to register, as well as any under 17 boys who wish to form a colts team to get in ASAP so the club can nominate the teams we are able to field and organise strips, coaches etc. The Junior teams, Under 6 up to Under 11, can still use more players so they have sufficient reserves but otherwise the response has been very pleasing as the number of players who will need to play out of their age group has been minimised. We would like to hear from any parents who would like to coach a team or act as manager. If interested, email or Bren Dalby on 0414 435 919 with any queries and all will be explained. If you have registered with Canungra but have had second thoughts or wish to play elsewhere or have any queries regarding the online registration process please email If you have outstanding fees can you please endeavour to pay these ASAP as online registration does not allow approval of registrations until payment has been made in full. If this poses a problem please call Bren Dalby so arrangements can be put in place. The registration fees have been kept at a reasonable level due to the hard work of Bren Dalby and a loyal band of volunteers running a canteen on training and game days as well as pub raffles. If you are able to help please contact Bren so we can keep the canteen open as it provides a vital meeting place and point of contact for all players and parents. The Canungra Hotel continues to allow the club to raffle meat trays every second Sunday arvo which allows fees to be kept to a reasonable level again this year . Anyone interested in helping out in this regard please ring Bren on 0414 435 919. It only takes an hour or so! GO THE OWLS in 2012!

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Sport FuturePros Tennis Academy Team Serve Up a Storm

By Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;lysse Thompson Eight students from FutrePros Tennis Academy, based at Emmaus College in Jimboomba and Canungra Tennis Centre, headed up to Queensland Tennis Centre to play in a tennis Queensland Tournament on Sunday 26th Feburary. Over 100 enthusiastic young players attended the event. They stepped out onto the Pat Rafter Arena with the aim to play like their idols did only a month ago. It was a really special experience for the young players to play on such a world class court. FuturePros Tennis Academy dominated the Red Ball Challenge with Jacob Marcs winning and Codi Roberts the runner up. Jenna Potts took out third place and Alyssa King was in fourth place. Hunter Thompson was the runner up for the Orange Ball challenge - an awesome effort to come runner upamongst a strong field, his results were 6-0, 6-4, 3-6. Two players facing their first tournament really stepped up. Oliver Walker will be someone to watch out for at the next tournament in the orange ball. Finn Cummings also played really well in the green ball, taking the games to a tie breaker. Josh Irwin was the runner up for the Green ball challenge what an achievement his results were 6-1, 6-2, 6-0, 3-6 The students attracted a lot of attention with the top results they achieved. They have put Jimboomba and Canungra on the map for Junior tennis, with many people wanting to know where the students trained.

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Members of FuturePros Tennis Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team at the Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane Tennis Centre. Inset: Cody Roberts, Runner Up of the Red Ball Hot Shots Challenge.

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Stylish Country Lifestyle

This immaculate contemporary home is just four years young and nothing to be done, just unpack. Located at 40 King Parrot Close, Boyland, the home has an open plan modern design with an appealing rural lifestyle setting on an easy care landscaped 8000sqm (approx 2 acres) allotment. The bitumen driveway leads to a welcoming front entrance with timber features

and double entry doors opening into the expansive open plan living areas. The casual living areas are spacious and the kitchen is well appointed with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and ample storage space and is open to the casual dining and living areas and the expansive outdoor entertainment area. The master bedroom is king size with ensuite and walk in robe and its own pri-

vate patio area overlooking the rolling front yard. The three additional double size bedrooms have built in robes and are located at the opposite end of the home. The central hallway leading to the triple car garage. This home is offered for sale for $615,000 by local agent Hinterland Gold Properties. For more information contact Suellen Flockhart on 5543 4355.

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Living in the Scenic Rim

The Scenic Rim is well-known for it’s beautiful landscapes, but if you are considering making the treechange, take into account the advantages and disadvantages to country living such as:

Partner Issues

In the days of two working partners often pursuing different careers, it is absolutely critical that the interests of both are taken into account in the move. According to web site au, partner conflicts are the single biggest reason why tree or sea change fails. If you currently live or work in the city, does the move mean you will spend more time driving - although in some cases it may mean less time driving and less traffic!

Life Style

Many people move to the Scenic Rim because their main interest is their horses and associated activities. There are many equestrian clubs and associations and this is certainly well catered for. There are currently several properties available for sale and rent which are set up for horses. Sporting Clubs in the area range from soccer, cricket, equestrian and swimming to active hanggliding and paragliding clubs. Most towns, including Canungra, Tamborine Village and Beechmont, have active craft groups and there are strong church communities in most areas.

There is a great sense of community in the Scenic Rim. Townships often band together to support residents in times of need. While some people bemoan the fact that ‘everyone knows everyone’, it can also be comforting to live in this environment, particualrly for families and older people.


Any move to a new community requires time and adaptability to fit in, to build new friendship links, to find people of common interests. It helps if you are willing to participate in community activities. The problem can be most acute for retired couples because they lack the interaction associated with school and work. Consider joining a community organisation such as Probus, the Lions Club


What education facilities do you require for you and your children? The Scenic Rim boasts some excellent public and private schools at both primary and secondary levels, but some travel may be involved depending on the area you are moving to.

There are some great schools in the area


Paragliding is a popular sport in the area

Public transport is becoming available in some areas and is supported by Council initiatives. Investigate what is available in your area via the Visitor Information Centre or Scenic Rim Regional Council.

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Beaudesert Hospital has some facilities for Scenic Rim residents

Real Estate

Depending on where you live now, by making the move to a regional area, you may be able to upsize your home, reduce your mortgage, or move from a suburban block to acreage.

Health Facilities

Health facilities vary across Regional Australia and the Scenic Rim is no exception. Beaudesert and Boonah Hospitals are available for residents and hospitals on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane are generally less than an hour’s drive away. What are the health needs of you and your family now and in the future? How do these mesh with facilities in the localities of most interest to you?

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Stunning Home in Olde Eagle Heights This modern 3/4 bedroom home has been seriously reduced, with offers over $800,000 considered. Designed with minimal maintenance in mind, the picture book views have been captured and elegant street appeal is obvious. This home will captivate you. Features include informal family living and dining, formal living and dining with views of the Coast, great verandas make the most of outdoor entertaining and living, elegant kitchen with gas cook top, electric oven, large pantry and cupboards, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. This elegant home is a short walk to cafes, shops, restaurants, and National Parks. For more information or to arrange a private inspection of this impressive property, please call the exclusive agent Debra Anchor at Kendall Real Estate on 5545 5000.

39 Central Avenue, Mount Tamborine - seriously reduced

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