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Issue No 86, May 2013


Phone: 07 5543 5532

A New Home For

60th Anniversary Page 4

Happy Mother’s Day Page 12 - 13

Campdraft Page 34

Owner Dianne Crooks relaxes on the verandah of Cafe Metz’s new premises

Your lifestyle counts!

Cafe Metz, will have a new home from Saturday 18th May. Owner, Dianne Crooks, said she is excited about moving across the road to 37 Christie Street, overlooking DJ Smith Park. “We will have the same menu and the same team,” said Dianne, “The decor will be similar to the existing cafe but we are going to restore the floorboards and put bifold windows in to open the building up. I’m planning to have covers going over the verandah as well. “Once we get settled in we will be opening a couple of evenings a week.” Dianne opened Cafe Metz on 1st December 2006, serving fresh contemporary food in a relaxed but modern setting. It is popular with locals and tourists alike, with many motorcycle riders stopping for a coffee on the weekends. Dianne invites Canungra residents to Cafe Metz’s grand opening at the new premises on Saturday 18th May from 11am. Enjoy great coffee, delicious food, a live broadcast by Breeze FM from 11am - 1pm and live music from 1pm. There will also be balloons and giveaways for the children.

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Canungra Honours our Fallen Heroes

Record crowds attended the Dawn Service in Canungra on Thursday 25th April. Canungra RSL Sub-Branch President, David Day, said there were big crowds at both services, estimating over 1,000 people at the Dawn Service and 800 at the morning service. “I was speaking to some people who come to the services at Canungra every year,” said David. “They all said they like the atmosphere better here. I suppose it is quieter - they said it seems to have more meaning to them in our town.” “I think we did our best to honour our commitment to those who died,” he said. David said he was pleased to see so many young people attending services and parades in Canungra. “The younger generation is really embracing the spirit of ANZAC,” he said. The traditional ANZAC Day parade was held from Canungra State School to DJ Smith Park. Children from Canungra State School marched with veterans, the band and Canungra Scout group. Many people continued to the Gunfire Breakfast and activities at the Canungra RSL Services Club after the services. Canungra RSL Services Club President, Keith Cogzell said it was the busiest ANZAC Day the Club has ever seen. The Canungra RSL would like to thank the following businesses that supported the Anzac

A soldier bows his head in respect at the ANZAC Day Service in Canungra

Day Dawn Service and the RSL’s Gunfire Breakfast: Canungra FoodWorks, Snip and Tuck Hair Design, Canungra Hardware, Countryman Realty, Hinterland Gold Properties, Blackbird Country Pies, Canungra Auto Clinic, The Outpost Cafe, T-Bone’s Butcher, Bean In?, Canungra Motel, Cafe Metz, Geiger Motors,

Flutterby Fantasy, Canungra Pharmacy, My Country Escape, Canungra Realty, Canungra Newsagency, Funky Dory Diner, Trilogy Accounting, and Aussie Lifestyle Properties. More photos, page 18

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Celebrating 60 Years Together

Peter and Ray Hickson fell in love in Hobart in 1952, only a year after Ray came to Australia from England by ship to take up a live-in job at Government House in Tasmania. Peter was working for Hobart City Council where he was to stay for 46 years. The couple who married on 17th April 1953, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. They raised their four children in Hobart, with Peter continuing his career at the Council and Ray staying home to care for the children. Ray also performed some voluntary work in the community and sold hand made items at weekend markets when the children got older. Peter received a medal for service from Hobart City Council in 1992 and was a Treasurer of the Hobart Masonic Club for 22 years. Peter and Ray moved to Canungra in 1998. Their son, Wayne, already lived on the Gold Coast and their daughter Sonia wanted to move to Queensland. Their two other children, Stephen and Lyn, live in Victoria and Tasmania. Peter and Ray have 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and look forward to regular family get togethers. “The great grandchildren from Tasmania and Victoria grow so much between visits,” said Ray. Ray said she and Peter have many shared interests. They ran bingo together for fourteen

and a half years in Tasmania. They go out for lunch together once a week, enjoy working in their garden together and are both involved in the Canungra Bowls Club. “We joined the Canungra Bowls Club after we had been in Canungra for two years,” said Ray, “We had got our garden the way we wanted it by then and decided it was a good way to get out and meet people, and we have made a lot of friends that way.” Peter has been Mens President of the Canungra Bowls Club seven years, and Games Director of Men and Mixed games for nine years. Ray has been Ladies President of the Club for six years, Games Director of the Ladies for nine years and Delegate at the District meetings for four years. The couple also enjoy travelling together. When Peter retired in 1993 they went to England to see Ray’s brother Ken who Ray had not seen for 42 years and Peter had never met. Last October they took another trip to England to see him again after almost another 20 years. This time they met Ray’s niece, Lesley, who Ray last saw when Lesley was two years old (she is now 63). They also hope to travel to Hong Kong soon for a second honeymoon. “We rise early every day, I’m up at 6am and Peter at 7am, we always start the day with a good cooked breakfast, Peter likes his food,” said Ray. When asked the secret to their long and happy

Peter and Ray Hickson celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary

marriage, Peter said, “I listen ... and I let her think she’s the boss.” Peter and Ray celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 17th April 2013 with family and friends at Tallai Country Club.


The deadline for the June edition of The Canungra Times is Monday 27th May 2013. The May edition will be distributed on Friday 7th June 2013.


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Garterbelts and Gasoline

The popular Garterbelts and Gasoline Festival hits Canungra Hotel on Saturday 4th May 2013 as their Saturday Classic Car Cruise ends at the Hotel. The cruise is open to 1970 cars and older, with entrants departing Tamborine Showground at 12 noon and arriving at Canungra Hotel at 1.30pm. Brisbane Hillbilly/Rockabilly sensations Corn Liquor will play a free show from 2pm until 4pm and locals and guests are invited to come out, enjoy the music and nostalgia. The Festival itself began in 2005 on Tamborine Mountain and has grown in

popularity, number of events and number of venues over the last eight years. It starts with the Rockabilly Ball at the Vonda Youngman Centre on Friday 3rd May and continues over the weekend with the car cruise, Vintage Soap Box Derby, movie matinee and pin up contest on the Saturday and the Sunday Night Wind Down. A Kustom Kulture Art Exhibition is held on Friday and Saturday at Tamborine Showground. There are more events over the weekend. For more information about events over the weekend visit www.

Tash Tobin from Canungra Pony Club with Canungra AH & I Society Treasurer, Jodie Devlin and Glen Bartlett from Canungra Scouts

Show Society Gives Back

Garterbelts and Gasoline Festival comes to Canungra on Saturday 4th May

Canungra AH & I Society Treasurer, Jodie Devlin, presented Canungra Pony Club and Canungra Scouts with cheques for $1,452 each for running the canteen at the Twilight Bull Ride and Canungra Show in 2012. The presentation took place at the Campdraft on Sunday 20th April where both the Pony Club and Scouts were again working together in the canteen. “Their help is invaluable for these events,” said Jodie, “It is a good situation for everyone, we need the assistance with catering and it gives both organisations an opportunity to raise money.”

Council Notices Eat Local Week 2013 The very popular Eat Local Week is back again for 2013 and local food businesses, producers and community groups are invited to get involved. Scheduled for 23-30 June, the event will feature an array of activities to promote the region’s agricultural sector, food producers and tourism operators. For further information or to register your interest in participating, complete the online registration form at or phone Council’s Economic Development and Tourism team on 5540 5314. Free Trees Free trees will be available to Scenic Rim ratepayers as part of Council’s Free Tree Program on Saturday 4 May. Residents must present their Free Tree Voucher (delivered with the July 2012 rates notice) in order to collect two free trees. Trees will be distributed at Council’s Plant Nursery, 73-81 Birnam Street, Beaudesert between the hours of 8am and 12noon.

Community Grants Program - Round 4 Council’s Community Grants Program provides financial support to local community groups for projects and events which benefit the region. The grants are administered on a quarterly basis with the next closing date being 10 May 2013. Application forms are available on Council’s website or at Customer Services Centres. For further information contact Council’s Community Development Officer, Lacey Sawtell on 5540 5014. 2013-2014 Annual Wild Dog Baiting Program Council is currently preparing to conduct the annual wild dog baiting program to assist landholders with the management of wild dogs throughout the region. Anyone who has not baited in the last 12 months, or anyone wishing to participate who has not baited on their property before, is encouraged to contact Council to apply for a free Information Pack. For further information please contact Pest and Animal Management on 5540 5444.

LIVE @ THE CENTRES CINEMA @ Boonah Cultural Centre CELLULOID HEROES - $5 Arthouse - Single Man (M) Colin Firth “One of the best films of the year” … TIME Mag. Wed 24 Apr 1pm & 7pm The Boyfriend (G) All singing & dancing with Twiggy Sat 27 Apr 7pm Psycho (M) Freaky Friday Alfred Hitchcock. Fri 3 May 7pm Rio Bravo (PG) & The Magnificent Seven (PG) Sat 4 May 1pm $5 for double Grease (PG) Dress up! Sat 11 May 7pm BAMS presents Any Number Can Die Fri 26 & Sat 27 Apr 7.30pm Check website for details @ The Centre, Beaudesert TANIA KERNAGHAN & MARKUS MEIER Back to Back Country Tour Sun 28 Apr 7pm. Adult $25, Child $15

@ Boonah Cultural Centre The Drumley Walk Departs the Centre at 9am Fri 3 May ( Drumley Showcase 2013 Fri 3 May 7pm $5 @ The Centre Beaudesert EXHIBITIONS A World of Wildlife 30th Anniversary Exhibition by Qld. Wildlife Artists Soc. Inc. Continues until 11 May Murri Arts in residence Derek & Jarred Fogarty, Kim Williams Mentor-in-residence Bianca Beetson Fri 3 May 10am – 4pm @ The Centre Beaudesert Art Beats 2013 Mixed media (Boonah State High School) Continues until 28 April Spectrum Works by Chris Vella & Hetty van Boven 4 May – 2 Jun @ Boonah Regional Art Gallery

For further information visit BOONAH CULTURAL CENTRE 5463 1524 • THE CENTRE 5540 5050

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

Coming Up •

Cafe Metz Grand Opening

Car Boot Sale (TMSC)

Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Eat Local Week

Canungra Rodeo

Saturday 18th May, from 11am Sunday 19th May

Monday 10th June

23rd - 30th June 6th July

Car Boot Sale

Canungra Show

Sunday 18th August 24th August

Canungra Chamber of

Commerce Invitational Golf Day Wednesday 11th September

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Federal Election

Saturday 14th September BDOFS Spring Show

14th-15th September

Canungra Hang-Gliding Classic

Canungra Bull Ride

Canungra Paragliding Cup

28th Sept - 5th Oct 5th October

25th Oct - 2nd Nov

May 18th..... Cafe Metz Grand Opening from 11am. New premises at 37 Christie Street, Canungra. ............ Canungra Uniting Church Fete. Appel Street, Canungra from 8am. 19th..... Car boot sale (from 6am). Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre, Long Rd. Ph: 0402 534 721. June 10th..... Queen’s Birthday. August 18th..... Car boot sale (from 6am). Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre, Long Rd. Ph: 0402 534 721. 24th..... Canungra Show. September 11th...... Canungra Chamber of Commerce Invitation Golf Day. Ph: 5543 5532. 14th - 15th ..... BDOFS Spring Show 28th - 5th Oct.....Canungra Hang-Gliding Classic. Garbor Sipos: 0402 826 969. October 26th - 2nd Nov.....Canungra Paragliding Cup. Dave Gibbs: 0429 775 554 Mondays: • Cribbage Tournament at Canungra Bowls Club, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Ph 5543 4456. • Beechmont Over 50’s at Graceleigh Hall, Beechmont. Ph 0457 803 045. • Fitness Training Moriarty Park Hall 5.30pm. Steve 0405 103 670. • Yoga classes at Moriarty Park. Call Shirley 5543 4047. Tuesdays: • Canungra Golf Club - Ladies’ Competition Golf Day. • Kokoda Playgroup at Kokoda Barracks Ph: Maureen 5618 6405 or Helen 0427 185 674. • Kundalini Yoga. 6.30pm - 8pm at Boyland. Cheryl: 0430 177 013, • Zumba Gold. 4pm - 5pm at Canungra School of Arts Hall. Phone Sue 0427 171 134. Wednesdays: • Fitness Training Moriarty Park Hall 5.30pm. Steve 0405 103 670. • Justice of the Peace Community Signing Centre. Next to the library 1pm - 5pm. • QFRS - Auxiliary Urban Fire Service, Finch Rd, training 6.30pm. Call 0409 640 471. • Kundalini Yoga.6pm and 7.30pm at Boyland. Cheryl: 0430 177 013, Thursdays: • Men’s Competition Golf Day at Canungra Golf Club. • Members’ Night at Canungra RSL Services Club. Raffles, Members Draw. Ph: 5543 5524. • Every 2nd Thursday Canungra Art & Culture Group. Showgrounds Art Hut. Ph: 5543 5528. • Business and Community night at Canungra Bowls Club 6pm for 6-30pm start. Ph 5543 4456. • Kundalini Yoga.9am at Boyland. Cheryl: 0430 177 013, Fridays: • Justice of the Peace - Canungra Visitor Information Centre. Ph: 5543 5156. • Zumba Gold at Canungra School of Arts Hall, 6-7pm. Phone Sue 0427 171 134. Saturdays: • Mixed Competition Golf Day at Canungra Golf Club. • Seventh Day Adventist Church service 11am. Ph: 5543 8035. Sundays: • Bare Foot Bowls at Canungra Bowls Club from 9.30am. Ph: 5543 4456. • Church Services: St Luke’s Anglican Church 7.45am. Canungra Uniting Church 10.30am. Monthly: • 1st Wed: Canungra Chamber of Commerce Meeting. Ph: 0407 671 286 for details. • 3rd Tue: Canungra Rural Fire Brigade monthly meeting. Jamie 5543 5778. • 1st Sat: QCWA Wonglepong meeting (except January) at 9.30am. Ph: Joyce Libke 5543 5212. • 1st Sun: Canungra Pony Club Rally Day. Ph: 0400 436 867. • 2nd Sun: Canungra RSL Club Muso’s Session (Open Mike) from 1pm. Ph: 5543 5524.

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Eat Local Week On The Boil

Scenic Rim food and beverage retailers, growers and producers are being invited to help cook up another great selection of activities for Eat Local Week 2013. Mayor John Brent is encouraging local food and beverage businesses to get involved in the event by submitting proposed activities for inclusion in this year’s program, scheduled to run from 23rd - 30th June. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our primary producers, tourism operators and food retailers, wineries, distilleries and breweries to promote their services to a wide audience both within and beyond our region.” “We’ve ramped up promotional efforts this year to encourage more people than ever before to come and experience the high quality produce and fresh food we have on offer here in the Scenic Rim,” Cr Brent said. “Eat Local Week is all about educating and empowering people to buy and eat locally, which will help to support the food and beverage producers that support the Scenic Rim.” Businesses interested in taking part are not required to hold a special event to be included in the program. They may already be doing something that could be featured, such as a farm tour, wine appreciation session, cooking class or kids’ workshop. Businesses and community groups interested in participating can complete the online registration form available at, or phone Council’s Economic Development and Tourism team on telephone 5540 5314.

Local Resident Rides to Conquer Cancer! Graham Ireland of Boyland has committed to conquering cancer by participating in The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR). He will join thousands of other men and women in a history-making ride from 17th to 18th August 2013. Graham will take part in the two-day ride through Queensland’s scenic countryside with a night of camping. Riders will support breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at QIMR. With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, Graham is rallying for the cause and cycling in The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer after losing a great friend by the name of Edwin Little. “He has been a massive inspiration to me in my life and his spirit will continue to boost my drive through life,” said Graham. “Also, the young wife of another close friend is currently trying to fight her way through cancer. It is because of these people I think this is a great cause.” This Ride will not be easy, but it is a lot easier than dealing with the awful reality of cancer.”

Graham Ireland with Edwin Little

This is the third annual Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer event in the Brisbane area. Riders will be supported by hundreds of volunteers and crew members who will provide food, water, gear transport, portable restrooms, safety on the streets, medical services and an overnight campsite. Graham has set a personal fundraising goal of $5,000. To help him reach this goal, visit and make a donation online, or call 1-300-11RIDE. Graham’s participant ID number is 671888-8. He is the leader of ‘Team Chadwick’.

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Canungra’s History…

Canungra Golf Club Treasurer, Shane Stevenson, Greenkeeper Bruce Mills and Club House Manager Vicki Eldridge at the 19th hole

End of an Era For Golf Club

Canungra Golf Club will lose it’s current club house in early May when the building will be demolished due to safety concerns. Defence spokesperson Paul Lineham, said the course and building were Defence assets and the decision had to be made to demolish the building when it became uneconomical to repair it. Club President, Neil Connolly said he hoped to have another building in place as soon as possible following the demolition to ensure the Club’s members and visitors to the course are not inconvenienced. “We are greatful to Defence for the assistance they have given us during this process,” said Neil, “They have bent over backwards to help us. “We now have a lease arrangement for

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the course, which we didn’t have before.” Contractors will take over the building on 6th May. The demolition and clean up of the site is expected to take up to two weeks. The Club is currently negotiating for the course to remain open during this time, however this will depend on safety concerns due to the asbestos in the building. “We are trying to keep the course open so that we can continue our normal competitions,” said Neil. Canungra Golf Club operates a Ladies, Mens and Mixed Competition on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays respectively. For information about the Club opening days please call 5543 4620.

Convent Of The Sacred Heart, Canungra By Chloe Pickard Did you know that the Canungra Hotel was once home to a school of nuns and children seeking refuge from wartime Brisbane? The year was 1942, midway through World War II. The all-girls Convent of the Sacred Heart was still open in Stuartholme, which had been officially listed as a safe area of Brisbane. However by 1942, because of the threat of the Japanese invading or bombing Brisbane, schools were no longer allowed within a 50 km radius of the city. Canungra was fifty miles from Brisbane, and as a small place well away from danger it suited the needs of the school. Charles and Vera Earle owned the Canungra Hotel, and it and a nearby cottage were rented from them by the nuns for £10 a week. The move from Stuartholme was supervised by Reverend Mother Nora Leyne, who was well-known for her organisational skills in the church. The majority of the evacuation was carried out within three intensive days, where furniture such as beds, desks and chapel furnishings were all carried in to transform the hotel into a school. The bar was turned into a classroom. Almost all the original staff from Stuartholme stayed at Canungra and enjoyed it, although Mistress of Studies Mother Joan Percy-Dove was afraid of the bull and cow that lived beside the cottage in a paddock. When not learning, the children swam in the Canungra Creek (then named Coburg River) and enjoyed going for long walks. Her full-length habit did not prevent one teacher, Mother Sykes, accompanying the students for walks, although once she did stop having climbed half of a truly sharp hill named ‘Mount Misery’. The soldiers training at the Jungle Warfare Centre would sometimes come over to the hotel for afternoon tea, which must have been a welcome respite for them from the famously and justifiably tough Centre. The relocation was such a success that the nuns even advertised in the Catholic Leader for more boarders. In Brisbane, the Stuartholme school building was used as the 42nd United States Military Hospital.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Canungra Hairdressing

Canungra Hairdressing is offering something really special for Mums this Mother’s Day. For the first time, Debbie is offering a a magical experience for all Mums out there - some time out to beautify the mind, body and soul. Your Mum will enjoy morning tea at Canungra Hairdressing while she relaxes and enjoys the following treatments: Colour Refresh Rinse, Lustre Treatment, Mini Scalp and Neck Massage, Trim and Style Blow Dry - all while having a ‘Magical Reading’. She will also receive a complimentary gift to take home and continue her relaxation journey. So why not give Mum a time out? This special experience can be purchased as a gift for Mum for Mother’s Day from Canungra Hairdressing, or phone Debbie on 5543 5455 for more information.

Treat mum to a mini-break at Canungra Hairdressing

Beaudesert Rodeo Club Inc. Affiliated with Australian Professional Rodeo Association Bucking Thunder Downunder

Craft Extravaganza Mothers Day By Lloyd and Dorothy Holloway Our Craft Extravaganza for Mother’s Day is now in its eleventh year. The next Extravaganza will take place from 9th to 12th May 2013 at the Vonda Youngman Community Centre in Main Street, North Tamborine and will be open each day from 10am to 4pm. Following the success of moving to the actual Mother’s Day weekend last year, we are doing the same this year. Moving to the thursday brings the four day show in line with our Christmas Fair so that each show will be held on the same weekdays - Thursday through to Sunday. The show will again feature the handmade work of fifty local and South East Queensland craft persons. All the work is handmade by the exhibitor and is for sale at reasonable prices. We will have a huge range of gift ideas to suit all budgets from items such as vintage bears and dolls, country woodwork, jewellery, stitcheries, lavender gifts and gift cards for all occasions, baby knitting, baby gifts, pottery, handmade buttons, silk scarves, garden gifts, jams, preserves, chutney and lots more. Last May we introduced our bric a brac collection which proved to be a big attraction so this fair we will also have a range of quality preloved bric a brac items for sale all looking for a new loving home.

Beautiful handmade items for sale at the Craft Extravaganza

We are pleased that JC Epidemic, a Christian based youth organisation, will be running the crafty café again and will provide light refreshments, sandwiches, morning and afternoon teas, coffee, capuccino and soft drinks and we look forward to their delightful cakes. The Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade will again be our main beneficiary. The venue has disabled facilities, adequate free parking, EFTPOS and credit card facilities and admission is free although a gold coin donation to the rural fire brigade is appreciated. For further information please phone Dorothy Holloway on 07 5545 2822.

Beaudesert Rodeo Saturday 11th May 2013 from 5pm

Events: Open Bullride, Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Ladies Barrel Race and Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling Rope and Tie, Team Roping, Junior Barrel Race, Breakaway Roping, Horses vs Motor Bikes Barrel Racing Challenge!

Watch Action LIVE on the Big Screen with Slow Motion Replay! Admission: Adults $20 Senior Citizens $12 Children $8 (5 - 15 years) Family Pass: $50 (2 adults and 2 children)

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In Brief...

QLD Transport Services Canungra Police Station wishes to advise that Qld Transport Services will not be undertaken from 29th April until 3rd October 2013. These services will resume on the 8th October 2013. Meantime, nearest offices to attend are Qgap, the Government agency at Beaudesert or Queensland Transport department at Helensvale. Family History Research Introductory Class On Friday 24th May there will be an Introduction to Family History Research class held by the Gold Coast Family History Society from 9am-12noon. The class will be held in Room three in the Nerang Bicentennial Centre, Nerang-Southport Road, Nerang. If you have ever wondered how your family came to be living in Australia, come along and see how enjoyable family research can be. Bookings essential. Please book by phoning Pam on 5594 0610 or Karen on 55 333693.

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Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz outside the Outpost Cafe

An Honour to Represent Canungra

During his campaign for re-election, Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has travelled around the Scenic Rim, including Canungra, to discuss issues with the locals such as the NBN rollout. “In order to influence a change of government, we’ve got to get out of bed early every morning and go to bed late reminding the people of Canungra of what the world used to look like when we were in government and what it looks like now,” he said. He said that if elected, the coalition will inherit a $30 billion debt from the current government, and would not be a big spending government. “There will not be big promises, because it would be fiscally irresponsible for us to be spending money,” said Scott. He felt the coalition’s image of being negative is undeserved, as he says the coalition just doesn’t support bad policy. “Statistically, we support 87% of the bills that go before the house.”

Among the things the Coalition doesn’t support is Labor’s NBN scheme. Mr Buchholz said the Coalition’s broadband plan will be ‘significantly different’ from the current Labor rollout as the fibres used to connect houses to the internet will connect to streets rather than to every individual house, and people who have no need or desire to be connected will not be. His message for the people of Canungra is one of gratitude. “I never lose the opportunity, to thank them for the honour that they’ve bestowed upon me for being their representative,” he said. “And I don’t use the word honour lightly. It is truly a privilege and an honour to stand on the floor of the Australian parliament and hopefully influence the direction of the nation and doing that with the interests of the people of Canungra and my electorate at mind.” The Federal Election will be held on Saturday 14th September 2013.

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From My Window...

I’m afraid I’m going to be a little self-indulgent in this month’s column, but I think you’ll forgive me. Some readers will remember my little dog, Humphrey, who used to sit under my desk when Stu ran the paper from the Canungra Motel. Humphrey was given the title of Assistant Editor of the Times and loved greeting people when they came into the office. On Tuesday 23rd April, Humphrey (pictured above) passed away. He looked like he had gone to sleep in the sun and quietly slipped away during the afternoon. It was a peaceful end to his 16 years. Humphrey was two and a half when I adopted him from the Animal Welfare League at Coombabah. He quickly became known as the ‘PR’ Dog at Yandooya Farmstay, and later enjoyed his morning visits at Canungra State School where he showed off his breakdancing! He was a loyal and loving companion for our family for thirteen years and will be missed. “Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” Roger Caras


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Unified Planning Scheme for Scenic Rim have worked hard to safeguard their Dear Editor, A unified planning scheme for the Scenic uniqueness by ensuring their aspirations Rim Region could become a reality under are reflected in a Development Control a new Council proposal. According to a Plan for their area. Under a one size fits all press release in the Beaudesert Times on there is a possibility we could see the end 3rd April 2013, Council plans to develop of the DCPs and the erosion of the unique and deliver a singular planning framework lifestyles we cherish and enjoy. The Mayor has promised an extensive for the Scenic Rim planning scheme. This is an announcement that should community consultation process – we can concern all residents of the Shire yet few only hope that it is well publicised and that the community is allowed more than the 4 seem to know about it. A future unified planning scheme could weeks recently allocated for input to the result in a one size fits all formula. The draft Corporate Plan. The Rate Payers Association will Shire is very diverse and a one size fits all plan that suits the industrial city of monitor this important issue and publish Beaudesert for example could be totally information as it comes to hand – keep an inappropriate for development in areas eye on our website at such as Tamborine Mountain or Canungra Astrid Kennedy, Threats to our chosen lifestyles are not new and in the past the shire communities Scenic Rim Rate Payers Association Proserpine State High School Golden Jubilee Dear Sir/Madam, and drink will be available, including an On 8th June this year, Proserpine State afternoon tea and also a barbecue later in High School will be officially celebrating the day. The official proceedings will take its Golden Jubilee. We are writing to you place from 2.30 - 3.30 and will include to ask your assistance in publicising this the cutting of the Golden Jubilee cake, the important event to your readers. launch of our book, The Golden Arrow: A We are issuing an open invitation to all Pictorial Snapshot and special guests from past students, staff members and parents the past. of the school, as well as their family Admission to this event is free. While members, to attend our celebrations which it is not obligatory to reply to this invitacommence at 1pm in the high school tion, this would assist us with our catergrounds in Ruge Street, Proserpine. ing. Please reply to Throughout the afternoon, there will indicating numbers. Any other queries you be tours of the school, subject area and might have may also be addressed to this other displays, memorabilia of the past, email. Regards, entertainment featuring the school band and choir as well as other activities. Food Larraine Biggs Letters to the Editor Letters to The Canungra Times must carry the sender’s name, home address and day and evening phone numbers. Pseudonyms are not accepted. We do not acknowledge receipt of unpublished letters. 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: The Canungra Times, 1 Lawton Lane, Canungra QLD 4275

Beaudesert General Practice & Skin Cancer Clinic would like to announce that Dr Sam Mahmoud will be joining our Practice as a full-time GP as of Monday 13 May 2013. Dr Mahmoud enjoys all aspects of general practice whilst his special interests include: Mental Health, Occupational Health, Pre-employment Medicals and Skin Cancer Checks.

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Zing into Zest Fest 2013

Beechmont’s homegrown festival – Zest Fest – is gearing up to celebrate all things creative, delicious and delightful on Sunday 23rd June at Graceleigh Park Beechmont. Zest also kicks off the Scenic Rim Region’s week-long showcase of regional, sustainable food - Eat Local Week. Zest Fest organising team member Sally MacKinnon said, “We’re continuing to expand our market stalls, community activities, kids program and live music.” “Our live music program showcases the Will Miller Three, Lily White, Afro Pulse drummers and Paul Robert Burton between midday and 4pm.” “We have a supervised Children’s Program including storytelling, music making and artwork activities.” “A Community Conversation program includes cheesemaking, community drumming with Afro Drumming, and gardening. This will run between 10am and midday.” Zest Fest is on Sunday June 23 between 9.30am and 4.30pm at the Hall on Graceleigh, 1922 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont. For more information go to: http://www. Zest Fest organisers Wendi Trulson, Sally MacKinnon and Mark Pickard

Mowing Over Child Abuse

Canungra was the first stop on The Mower Man, Claude Harvey’s trek to raise money for Bravehearts - an organisation dedicated to supporting survivors of child abuse and educating children to help prevent abuse. Claude came through Canungra on 15th April with his customised mower, seeking donations for the charity he has been raising funds for the past 10 years. He has raised over half a million dollars in that time. Claude said he started raising money for Bravehearts after hearing of two children who were abused as three and four year olds. “The person who did it was 16 and he was set free - the girls got a life sentence,” he said. Claude will travel from his home on the Gold Coast to Townsville over 105 days. His journey will cover 49 towns throughout Queensland. When he started raising money for Bravehearts, he pushed the mower from town to town, however now days the 68 year old drives between towns. “I could get a fine if I push the mower along the highway,” he said. Bravehearts Founder and Executive Director Hetty Johnston, praised Claude’s ongoing efforts to help raise awareness and funds in a bid to stop child sexual assault.

Claude Harvey with Canungra locals, Wendy and Monique Morcus

“Claude must surely have set a record for the most money raised for a single charity - it’s an amazing feat and I cannot thank him enough - he’s a national living treasure,” said Ms Johnston Government statistics reveal that one in five Australian children (59,000 pa) will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday - a number which Bravehearts aims to halve by 2020.

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CT’s Movie Review

By Chloe Pickard

The Company You Keep

Rated: R. Length: 2 hours, 5 mins. Director: Robert Redford Cast: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Jenkins, Stanley Tucci. Nick Sloan (Robert Redford) used to be a member of the radical Weatherman group, until he took part in a bank robbery that ended in the death of a guard. He went underground and created a false identity as a defence lawyer, even getting married and having a daughter. When one of his fellow underground Weathermen (Susan Saradon) is arrested, journalist Ben Sheppard (Shia LaBeouf) links her back to him. Now Nick must try and find his ex-lover who can clear his name of the guard’s murder while Ben tries to follow the biggest story of his career. The Company You Keep has a great supporting cast made up of actors like Anna Kendrick, Chris Cooper and Brendan Gleeson, and one of Shia LaBeouf’s best performances yet. Although the film is certainly left-leaning, it gives all sides of the story a voice. But while it raises questions about idealism and the media, it doesn’t really answer any of them well and I found the ending a let-down after the complex set up.

Shia LaBeouf in The Company You Keep

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Glossy Black-Cockatoo Survey

Clear winter days are expected for the fourth annual Glossy BlackCockatoo survey on Sunday 19th May. The success of the survey relies on volunteer help from trained or experienced bird watchers who can spend their time, in what is essentially a lovely day outdoors recording any Glossy sightings or food trees. The Glossy Black-Cockatoo is listed as a threatened species in Queensland. The eastern subspecies Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami is distributed throughout south-eastern Queensland (SEQ). Despite several agencies maintaining databases for many years, there is still little knowledge of the estimated population size and distribution of the species in the region. The Glossy Black Conservancy initiated the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Day in 2009. The aim of the census is to gain a better understanding of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo distribution, habitat use and population demographics over time. Want to help? If you are interested in participating please contact Scenic Rim Coordinator, Tracey Larkin on or 5544 3233. Training sessions will be available in Beaudesert and Boonah, and no experience in identifying the bird is OK. You can choose to survey your own property, or have an area allocated to you. Another way of assisting the Glossy Black-Cockatoo conservation efforts throughout the year, is to submit your sightings of the species, or signs of their feeding activity online at at any time of the year. All libraries across the Scenic Rim currently feature a Glossy BlackCockatoo display, leading up to the survey on 19th May. You can pick up fact sheets, and check out the display at your leisure.

AWL Pets of the Month Petula 12920: Petula has the swank and confidence that comes with being seven years old. No tearing about here and there, more lounging lovingly and appreciating being a part of your world. she would be better in a home with older children, and an only cat. Petula is $120 and is already desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated. Marley 17108: An intelligent, very sweet one year old Kelpie - German Shepherd cross who loves a game of chasey with another dog. This girl is too quick and never gets tagged!!! Marley is $350 and is already desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated.

More than Cats and Dogs! The AWL has many other animals available for adoption - chickens, guinea pigs, as well as cats and dogs. Animals are surrendered for many different reasons. Check their web site - the perfect pet could be wait ing for you right now!

Nature’s Gems

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre, Western Australia By Melissa Whitby One of my biggest passions is threatened bird species in Australia and worldwide and for years I have been interested in the plight of cockatoo species in Western Australia. As always, the best way to learn is by hands on experience. Through my many contacts, I became aware of a cockatoo rehabilitation centre called Kaarakin on the outskirts of Perth. I decided to join their volunteer program and in March this year spent ten amazing days getting some up close and personal encounters with Western Australia’s black cockatoos. Kaarakin is a non-profit organisation established in 2008 with the vision of providing conservation support for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Baudin’s Black Cockatoo and the Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. Unfortunately, these species face many perils such as being shot, hit by cars, falling out of nests and illegal poaching of nests. When birds are injured, staff from Kaarakin take them to Perth Zoo for physical examination. Depending on the nature of the birds’ injuries, the birds are taken back to Kaarakin to receive intensive treatment in the hope that they can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

Kaarakin works closely with WA’s Department Of Environment and Conservation regarding any birds that will be released back into the wild. Unfortunately, some birds do not recover and others are not fit for release. The birds that cannot be released stay on at Kaarakin and are placed into breeding aviaries with the intent to release their young into the wild. Volunteers play a vital role in the day to day running of Kaarakin. Some of the duties I undertook were: cleaning aviaries, feeding and watering cockatoos, weeding, cleaning the vet clinic, browse enrichment, helping feed kangaroos and feeding of baby cockatoos. All of the staff and volunteers I met at Kaarakin were very dedicated individuals who were only too happy to teach a Queensland bird nut about the cockatoos. My time there was an extremely rewarding experience and enabled me to feel I was contributing to an overall vision to reverse the decline of some of WA’s most iconic bird species. For anyone interested in the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre, check out their website .

Melissa Whitby at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre, WA

To meet any of our Pets of the Month, contact the Gold Coast Rehoming Centre to see if they are still available, or visit the AWL web site for more information. AWL (QLD) - Shelter Road, Coombabah

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ANZAC Day 2013

BEH ELECTRICAL Solar Panel Update And Solar Power Looking Forward

Those of you who submitted solar panel paperwork prior to 9th June 2012 and are eligible for the 44c feed in tariff, have until 28th June 2013 to: 1. Have their contract agreement from Energex signed and returned to Energex. 2. Solar P.V. System installed, operational and ready for change in metering. 3. Their electrical work request submitted to Energex. Currently demand is high and supply of materials is under pressure. If you have your paperwork in place act fast to avoid missing out on the 44c feed in tariff. Make the most of your solar panel installation and eliminate or reduce your power bill. As the current feed in Tariff is 8c, with Origon offering an additional 6c and AGL offering an additional 8c, grid connected solar power is still definitely worthwhile as the cost of systems has reduced over the last 12 months. For anyone who doesn’t have the 44c Tariff paperwork in place and is interested in solar power things are still looking ok.

The days are mostly gone of receiving cheques in the mail, but we can still get a system that will be mostly self consumable. Meaning that, dependant on your power bill and energy usage, we can provide a system that will drastically reduce or go close to eliminating your power bill. We can show you how to manage your energy usage, find other energy cost savings in relation to hot water, pool pumps, cooking, heating, cooling, lighting etc. If anyone would like more information or a free quote and energy usage inspection please give me a call. For those of you who currently have solar power systems have you cleaned your panels recently to keep them working at maximum efficiency? Dirty panels are not producing as efficiently as they could be. BEH ELECTRICAL also offer a panel cleaning service and system evaluation check to make sure your system is working correctly and performing at its best. If anyone would like more information please give me a call.

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Council Comment

By Cr Virginia West Scenic Rim Regional Council

Canungra Chamber Of Commerce Congratulations to the re-elected executive of the Chamber - Shane Stevenson, Keer Moriarty and Nola Lee, all of whom have done such a fantastic job of getting the Chamber up and running just over a year ago. Membership has steadily increased and their proactive involvement in representing Canungra business interests as well as those of the broader community are to be commended, especially when they all run businesses of their own. Thank you for your commitment to our town and its future. Scenic Rim Planning Scheme Begins Work has begun on this milestone document which will bring the three existing planning schemes - Boonah, Beaudesert and Ipswich - together as one document which will bring consistency and shape to the future of Scenic Rim. This is a significant undertaking and residents will be extensively consulted throughout the different developmental stages of the project. Open Studios And Cultural Trails Begin In May The celebration of Scenic Rim’s significant art and cultural heritage begins in early May in Beaudesert and Tamborine Mountain with Canungra artists showcasing their studios and art work over the first weekend in June.Canungra is so well represented this year with: • Wallaby Ridge Retreat Arts Collective showcasing Wendy Trulson, Deb Oberhardt, Vanessa Laverty, Gerard Walker, Joy Drescher and Melissa Latimer. • OReilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard showcasing works by Tamlyn Geiger and Roberta Shaw. • El Hogan exhibiting her photography in her own studio at her home. Pick up a Studios and Events 2013 booklet at any of Canungra s local cafes or the Information Centre for more information on these events. Following on from this busy month we then begin Eat Local Week in Scenic Rim in late June to showcase and promote all those involved in the local food and wine industry. Eat Local Week In Scenic Rim If you are a grower, producer, retailer or use local produce in your food business, this event is for you. To register in this expanding event please log on to and submit a Registration Form so we can include and promote your event. We know that both agriculture and tourism are pivitol to the prosperity of Scenic Rim and this is our opportunity to showcase to the local residents as well as those outside our boundaries. Agriculture and tourism contribute $120 million annually to our regional economy and account for over 30% of the registered businesses in the region. Contact Me I am always available to talk with residents so please contact me on 0407 630 052 or 5540 5403 or email


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Building the Perfect Pool

Beechmont resident, Jamie Bramich, started out building pools with his dad and brother 18 years ago before deciding to branch out and start his own business in 2007. Jamie’s reputation is exceptional and he specialises in designing and building a pool to suit the lifestyle and environment of his clients. As the owner, salesperson, designer, project manager and builder, Jamie is uniquely qualified to see his client’s project through to completion. Working closely with his clients, he takes pride in providing a personalised, one-on-one service. From the initial site inspection and quotation through to the design and construction, Jamie’s clients will deal directly with the company owner. There are not many tradesmen who can offer you such personal service. “Our clients want their living environment to reflect their own lifestyle. I understand this.

I’ve obtained a reputation for a high standard of workmanship, affordable creations, and attention to detail,” said Jamie. Jamie’s right-hand man on site is his Border Collie Snoop, affectionately known as the ‘Snooperviser’. Jamie and Snoop have been working together building pools for years and one of his clients coined the nickname after noticing that while Jamie does all the work, Snoop just lies there overseeing. As a member of the Queensland Master Builders Association (MBA), he strives for excellence in building and customer service, which is evident by the recommendation given by his clients, Mark and Kirrily, on his web site. “We chose JB Pool Construction to build our pool and are extremely happy with everything. We were guided step by step through the entire project” “We particularly like that we dealt directly with the builder who constantly kept us informed of the progress but also showed initiative if he felt we could maximise or improve on different features we overlooked in the design stage.” “We would not have any hesitation in recommending JB Pool Construction as your first choice in building your next project.” Building about 15–25 pools each year, Jamie offers an obligation-free site inspection, measure and quote to all areas of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Scenic Rim and surrounding

Beechmont pool builider Jamie Bramich with his right-hand man, Snoop.

areas. Coming from Beechmont, he is happy to travel to Canungra for site inspections. Jamie’s completed pools can be viewed on his web site For more information, or for an obligation free quote, contact Jamie on 0418 110 978 or 07 55 333 905.

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School Happenings - Canungra State School - April 2013

Vote for Us!

Vote for us! Tell everyone you know that the Canungra Green Team Rocks and they could win prizes for themselves, as well as helping the Green Team to win! Canungra State School Green Team has been announced as a finalist in the 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards! Not only are we in the running for the Sustainable Education Award, we are also eligible to win the People’s Choice Award (http://healthywaterwaysawards. org/award/peoples-choice-award/) which involves the community voting for the finalist that they believe is the most outstanding. Vote for us now and go in the draw to win one of five $200 Coles Myer Gift Vouchers. Healthy Waterways will announce a voucher winner each week on their facebook page ( HealthyWaterways) until voting closes on Monday 20 May 2013.

Students of the Week - Well done!

By Jodie Clifford, Green Team Vote for us now and spread the word to support our efforts in protecting and improving South East Queensland’s waterways. Please note, only one vote per person will be counted. This exciting news reinforces what we in the Green Team already know ... our Canungra Creek Restoration Project ticks all the boxes – improvement in water quality, increased biodiversity and a resilient, involved community that cares about their local environment.

Working Bee 4th May Join us on Saturday 4th May from 8.30am-10.30am adjacent to the uniform shed for a community planting activity, restoring the banks of Canungra Creek. The morning will be concluded with a sausage sizzle and the chance to socialise with local people making a difference! Please wear sun protective clothing, a hat, closed footwear and a smile! For more information contact Canungra State School or 5541 6111.

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

16th April 23rd April Bridie MacKenzie Ashleigh Day 15th April - Term 2 Begins Students and staff returned to school to begin Term 2, after enjoying two weeks of school holidays. 22nd - 23rd April - Parent/Teacher Interviews Parents were invited to discuss their child’s academic and social progress at school with their teacher. 24th April - School ANZAC Service Year Seven students conducted an ANZAC Service at the school hall, attended by all students, staff and some parents. Major Terry Mitchell addressed the students. 25th April - ANZAC Day Students from Prep to Year Seven marched with veterans and other community groups to be part of the service at DJ Smith Park.

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Find A Word - On The Farm

Try to find these words relating to life on the farm in our word search: Cow Shed Harvest Horse Straw Plough Duck Hen Sow Tractor Goat Grass Crop Rooster Pig

Getting Ready for ANZAC Day

Canungra C&K Kindergarten staff and children made ANZAC biscuits on Tuesday 23rd April in preparation for ANZAC Day. Centre Director, Karen Price would like to Canungra FoodWorks for donating the ingredients.

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Storytime Continues at Canungra Library Canungra Library is continuing storytime in May, so come along on Wednesday afternoons at 3.30 for reading, songs and craft for the under 5’s. A competition was held during the April school holidays for children to decorate a pair of underpants! The winner received a copy of the book ‘Aliens love underpants’ and a toy alien. The winner is Zali Wakefield aged five years. Thank you to everyone else who entered. For those who would like their entries back, the underpants can be collected from the library. Page 22

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The Canungra Times Crossword By Phil Keeble - Answers page 31





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There’s a slow process of lightening up happening. It’s not quick. It’s unhurried and sure. It’s the result of sticking with what you started. As you start to put things slowly into place and begin to see your intentions turn into results, so you grow wings. Keep it as playful as you can.

TAURUS (Apr 21 – May 20)

You are on home turf. The whole idea of having to make sense of other people’s ways of seeing and doing things, can take a break. It’s your show and you can do it your way. That’s not to say everyone will approve. As far as you can, keep your hoofs off other peoples toes.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

As usual, while others slowly trek through one landscape, you streak through a dozen. Some are more pleasant than others. All are intriguing; and this is your gift to the world – the capacity to be in wonder when others are pulling their hair out. Enthusiasm is infectious. Spread it.

CANCER (June 22 – Jul 22)


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Your Stars - May 2013

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The world feels like a river bed, holding you with steady hands as you flow through a multitude of changing landscapes. This feeling of being held is precious. If you can’t find it, look deeper. It is always there. Our job is to recognise it. The moment we do, trust comes into flower.

LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22)






Down 1. Square pilaster 2. Land surrounded by water 3. Uninformed 4. Done with 5 Attractive 6. Opposes, contradicts 12. Forefather 14. Received 16. Unfastened 17. Publishes 19. Hostile incursion 20. Patron saint of seafarers

The Sun is making its way through Taurus. This is a landscape designed to make everyone feel special, not anyone in particular. Though it might feel like you are dimming your golden light, it’s not quite like that. You are shining - but not alone. Put all your energy into empathy.

VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Still waters run deep. There’s an incredible amount of activity going on inside you, even though it might look on the outside like you are as still as a possum in torchlight. It’s about time this rich inner life you have going found expression. Put it into print, paint, music, or something.

LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 23)

Slowly, any heavy feelings that might have been hiding in your heart, find lightness, sky and fresh air. It’s a slow move from gravity to grace. Life doesn’t take us further than we can go. It certainly takes us further than we think we can go. Brush your love off and let it dance.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 21)

There is no letting up on the relationship front. In case you were thinking of packing up your bags and heading off to a cave in the Himalayas, don’t. You might have one idea – life has another. It is in the mirror of the significant other that we see our significant self. Lighten it up.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

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There’s a subtle shift in the air. Life has tickled your ribs. It’s insisted on flexibility and unknowing. It has asked you to go beyond the call of duty in loving and relating to others, minus flaming arrows of misbegotten truth. Now, it’s time to use what you’ve learned. Innovate.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Pluto is going backwards – or is appearing to. Have you forgotten something? Is there something you haven’t quite gotten, or have failed to fully digest? Pluto is all about regeneration. There can’t be regeneration unless we have lived fully. Identify the missing piece. Give it some juice.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Life is shifting gears. Uranus has shaken the cobwebs from your life. It has moved, shaken, electrified and liberated something that was locked. The next phase will be about dusting yourself off, identifying the light inside and figuring out how to make it really shine. Be yourself.

PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

As you gain influence, so your main task will be to invite patience and stillness. If you forget your centre and lose your own peace, then the moment will be wasted. The stillness and strength of the ocean is what is required, not surface waves and passing storms. Be in your power.

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Everything Must Go - Auction and Clearing Sale

This very unique four acre property located at Boyland presents itself in a way which won’t disappoint - there are many features throughout that will surprise. The home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two ensuites and a guest room with an ensuite as well as a lounge area set up to entertain and accommodate family and friends and may be used as a dual occupancy property. There is a lovely rock bed seasonal creek running through the property which has a relaxing sound from the house. In the main house there are two kitchens, one being very large and overlooking the outside deck and running creek.

The outdoor surrounds have a beautiful tropical feel including an inground pool surrounded by lovely palms. There is a large work shed with an open car port on one end and on the other a granny flat. There is a fully fenced paddock at the back of the property which would be ideal for horses and a fully fenced dog area. In addition to the seasonal creek, there are two large rain water tanks The property is only a ten minute drive from Canungra and for added convenience the school bus passes the front of the property. Located at 25 Thornbird Court, Boyland, this property will be auctioned on 11th May 2013

onsite at 10am. The sellers are motivated and ready to move on. They will consider pre-auction offers. Following the property auction there will be an auction of the goods and chattels. There are a number of valuable items including antiques, lounge suite, bed, hutch, motor bike, paintings, mirror, books, CD’s, DVD’s and much more. To arrange an inspection please contact Tony Moller at Bartholomew & Co, on 0421 215 463 or contact their office on 5541 1144 or call in to the office at 119 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert. For a full list of auction items visit www.

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29.8 sq modern open plan Brick Home 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Study, 3 Living Areas Entertaining areas, Timber Decking, Pool Triple Lock up Garage, Colourbond 6m x 6m Shed Land size—8000Sqm ( Plenty of Flat Areas)

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Sandstone construction, Beautifully Presented 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 3 Car Parking Plunge Pool, Outdoor Entertainment Area, Stunning Views Storage Shed, Workshop Areas, Paddocks Land Size— 14.89 Ha ( Approx. 5 Acres)


Property Guide

Conveyancing Tips

Standard Conditions - Beware the Definitions

By Suzanne Roberts Practice Director, Informed Conveyancing Lawyers

Improvements, Inclusions & Exclusions: Did you know that curtains are considered an ‘improvement’ and must remain with the property? Well they are, along with things like blinds, light fittings, dishwashers and water features. Whether you are buying or selling, you should always list these items as inclusions

(or exclusions, whichever the case may be) to avoid doubt. Due Dates Must be Met: If the Buyer has not satisfied or waived the Finance, Building and Pest due dates by 5.00pm on the due date, the Seller has the right to terminate the Contract. It is vital that you stay in contact with your Solicitor on the due date of any special or standard condition of the Contract to ensure that your rights are protected. Pay Your Deposits On Time: If the initial or balance deposit is not received

Suzanne Roberts Practice Director


92-96 Wagonwheel Road BOYLAND CANUNGRA QLD 4275

BOYLAND: Family Home, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Car, $450 Per Week. Available Now

Ph: 07 5543 4996 Fax: 07 5543 5104 Mobile: 0447 060 849 E:

by the Stakeholder nominated in the Contract by 5.00pm on the due date, the Buyer is in default of the Contract, and the Seller has the right to terminate the Contract and seek forfeiture of any deposit monies held. Before you enter into any Contract, it is critical to read through not only the special conditions of the Contract, but also the standard conditions, to understand the rights of the Buyer and the Seller. Any questions you have regarding conditions and terms of a Contract can be explained by your Solicitor.

BOYLAND: House, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2 Car, Pool $500 Per Week, Available 10/05/2013.

Ph. 55434355

AUCTION - 25 THORNBIRD CT, BOYLAND 11th May 2013 at 10am

House and Furniture - Clearing Sale onsite

Unique Property - Dual Living on 4 Acres

- 4.38 acres - 4 bedrooms, 2 masters, 2 ensuites, Dual living + granny flat - Large spacious home - Very large deck - Established gardens with fruit trees - Steel frame house, fully insulated - Walk in linen cupboard - In-ground pool - Lock-up garage/workshop - 5 car spaces - Horse paddock - Bore + 2 x 30,000 litre water tanks Furniture to be sold after the property auction: Books, Videos/DVDs/CDs, Roll Top Desk-Antique, Antique Deco Hutch, Antique Phoenix Treadle Sewing Machine, Solid Wood Hutch,

Solid Wood Coffee Table, Paintings, 2 Wagon Wheels, Prints, Old School Desk, Photo Frames, Rocking Horse, Queen Size Bed Frame, Old Australia Post Letter, Horse, Lounge Suite, 2 Saddles & Other Horse Equipment, Solid Wood Rectangle Table, Tourer Canopy Cover, Solid Wood TV Cabinet, Tea Pots, Solid Wood Side Table -Long, Mirror, Florence Statues Made in England, Kitchen Ware, Tupperware, Vases, Complete Queens The Royal Palace Dinner Set for 8 Plus Accessories, Complete Nintendo Wii With Games and Accessories Including Wii Fit Board, Royal Albert Country Roses Dinner Set plus Accessories, Broken Down Datsun Ute Tray is in Good Condition, Decorative Craft Items eg Dolls, Plaques. Many more items for sale.

Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime ... Book your inspection today! For further information, contact Agent Tony Moller 0421 215 463. View full list of auction items at


Tony Moller Ph. 0421 215 463 Office (07) 5541 1144

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Double Bed Ensemble: VGC posturepedic mattress. $120. Ph: 5543 5746 Krystyna, 40 Riverbend Drive, Canungra. Electric Horse Walker: Inside diameter 14m, walking track 2m. Various speeds forward/ reverse control. Complete with all timber/gate Seller will dismantle. $2750.00 Ph. 5543 4260 Ford Falcon Fairmont: AUIII 2002 model. Immaculate condition. Gold colour. 125,000km. Lady driver. Ph: 0414 626 600, or 5543 4078. $7,500. FREE Wall Unit: Large display units with glass doors. Downsizing house and don’t have room. Pick up from Canungra. Ph: 5543 5585. Roses: Fresh cut $10~$20/bunch 2541 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Benobble. Ph: 0431 091 296. Snooker/Pool Table: 1 x 7’ slate top pool/ snooker table. Good condition. 2nd hand on eBay appears to be worth around $700+. Legs and pockets need attention. Will accept best offers around $400ono. Pick-up only from Wonglepong. Call Stu 0422 986 208. Comes with full set of snooker & pool balls. Table: Small round table with four chairs, excellent condition. $70. Ph: 5543 5746 Krystyna 40 Riverbend Drive, Canungra. 6/13





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Cattle Hire: Cattle required for cutting clinic being held early June. Require 6 to 10 cows for one or two days. Will require delivery and pick up. Please call Chris on 0413 724 638. Dexter Cattle: 3 Dexters - 1 registered red cow, 1 registered red heifer, 1 unregistereed black young heifer. $1,000 for the lot. Well looked after. For more info call Chris 5533 3143. Free Kittens: Free Kittens to loving homes only. 10 weeks old, vaccinated, wormed, vet checked & litter trained. White/Grey tabby colours. All very cute, active & friendly. Call 0466 464 355. 5/13








Collector: Wants antique bottles and fruit jars, cash paid. Call Steve 0417 897 957. Wanted: Backhoe, dozer or drott and tractor. Can repair. 0407 378 561. (p)

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Geese: Chicks to adults. From $20. 5543 7238. Hay: Lucerne Bales $15ea. 2541 Beaudesert Nerang Road, Benobble. Ph: 0431 091 296. Ricinda Ranch Horses and Hoof Care Service: Maintenance, rehabilitation & foal trimming. Hoof boot advice & fitting. Linda 0400 739 330.



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Accommodation To Let: Caravan $90 per week incl power. 2.5 km from town at Benobble. Tranquil setting. Ph: 0431 091 296.

Public Notices QLD Transport Services Canungra Police Station wishes to advise that Qld Transport Services will not be undertaken from 29th April until 3rd October 2013. These services will resume 8th October 2013 Meantime, nearest offices for you to attend would be Qgap, the Government agency at Beaudesert or Qld Transport department at Helensvale.

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Two cats missing - much loved, reward if found CK: Long haired, fluffy, grey all over, predominate white leg and chest, loves people. Ace: Short hair black domestic, green eyes nervous around strangers. Possibly lost in a picnic area. Please contact Chylaan on 0478 894 690 Page 30

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Listings in the Community Noticeboard are free of charge for community organisations only. Email or phone 0407 671 286.

QLD CWA Wonglepong Branch The Wonglepong Branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association meets on the first Saturday of each month (except January) at 9.30am. For more information contact Joyce Libke on 5543 5212. Meals on Wheels ad 8x7_Layout 1 4/04/13 6:11 AM Page 1


St Luke’s By Di Ayscough We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Priest in Charge, Rev Valerie Hoare who will commence duties on 9th June. After being the Priest in Charge at Goodna for the past 13 years Valerie is looking forward to becoming part of our community. On Saturday 13th April St Luke’s Guild held a street stall in front of T-Bone’s Butchery. Despite inclement weather the stall was very successful. A big thank you to all who purchased our homemade and home grown products. It is always encouraging to have the support of the from

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

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

Canungra Uniting Church Fete By Pam Moriarty It is Fete time once again, 18th May is the day, 8am opening and 31 Appel Street the venue. Many folk are busy preparing items for the stalls which include a variety of good toys, plants, cakes and sweets, jams, pickles and produce, good quality preloved clothes, secondhand books, trash and treasure, household items, beautiful craft ideal for gifts etc. There will be bargains galore for one and all. A new addition is the Food Hall where a range of hot and cold foods will be available. Children can enter the colouring competition and have their faces painted as well. There will be a big welcome for everyone as you meet with friends and admire the freshly painted Church buildings. See you there!

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

Markets Beechmont Country Markets: 3rd Sunday of the month 8am to 12 noon. Beechmont Community Centre, Beechmont. Phone 0458 233080 or email Boonah Country Markets: Springleigh Park Boonah 7am-12noon, 2nd and 4th Saturday. Lots to see and do! Phone 0448 248 828. Jimboomba Country Market: Mt Lindesay Hwy, Jimboomba. 3rd Saturday of the month (except Jan) - 8am - 12noon. Phone: 5548 8333. Useful Phone Numbers Beaudesert Hospital...........................5541 9111 Canungra Library.............................. 5543 5791 Canungra Police Station.................... 5543 5120 Canungra School of Arts Hall........... 5543 4008 Canungra Visitor Info Centre............ 5543 5156 Emergency (Fire, Police, Ambulance)......... 000 Energex (Loss of Power)...................... 136 262 Scenic Rim Regional Council............5540 5111 Water Enquiries (QUU 7am-7pm)........ 132 657 Water - Burst Pipes and Emergencies... 132 364 RSPCA Emergency....................1300 ANIMAL Wildcare Australia (wildlife rescue). 5527 2444


Bare Foot Bowls Bare Foot Bowls is held at Canungra Bowls Club on Sunday mornings commencing at 9-30am. Bowls are available from the Club if needed. Enquiries to Peter Hickson 5543 4456.

local people, as well as visitors to Canungra. Our raffle of meat trays from T Bones was well received. However, we have been unable to contact our 3rd prize winner, Pam Church. Pam your winning voucher is at T-Bone’s so please visit the butcher!

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Cribbage A weekly Cribbage Tournament is held at the Canungra Bowls Club at 7pm for 7-30pm. Entrance fee $10 with weekly prizes. Enquiries to Peter Hickson Ph 5543 4456.

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

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Canungra Valley Markets Expressions of interest are sought from stallholders for proposed markets to be held one Sunday per month at the Canungra School of Arts Hall. The cost of stalls would be $10, with markets held from 8am until 12 noon (set up 7am). Also asking for a local organisation to run sausage sizzle and beverages. For enquiries please contact Judy on 5543 4345 or Sue on 0432 050 261. TM Sports Association (TMSA) Tamborine Mountain Sports Association (TMSA) is a not-for-profit that operates the sports grounds at Long Road, Nth Tamborine On 19th May and 18th August TMSA is holding a fundraising car boot sale (6am - midday) at Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre, Long Road, North Tamborine. Phone Belinda on 0402534721 or 55450951.

Providing assistance to: • Frail older people

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• Younger disabled people and their carers • Those requiring short term posthospital support

For more details phone 0407 395 838 or email The Canungra Times, May 2013

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State Scene

By Jon Krause Member for Beaudesert Ph: 5546 9611 Email: beaudesert@

Recently the State Government enacted ‘greentape’ reduction measures which cut the regulatory burden on nearly 10,000 small businesses in Queensland (including most motor vehicles workshops) by removing the need for an annual environmental licence to be obtained for 20 low risk environmental activities – saving businesses over $6 million in fees annually, up to $1500 per business. These businesses will still have to comply with a set of environmental protection regulations, and departmental officers will police compliance. On 16th April, Parliament passed Australia’s toughest anti-hooning laws to simplify the process of impounding vehicles repeatedly used in hooning. These laws empower our police to tackle hooning. Vehicles used in hooning may be crushed or sold after two hooning offences have been committed and high-level speeding (40km/h or more over the speed limit) has been added to offences where crushing or sale may occur. We are sending a message to people who endanger their lives and the lives of others on our roads that their behaviour will not be tolerated.

Moriarty Park News

By Steve Moriarty

Investigative geological work has continued on the Goat Track following the significant slippage on the road during January’s bad weather. The ground continues to shift, and Main Roads will advise the expected schedule for repair and re-opening as soon as possible. In conjunction with the QLD Music Festival, the Government is holding a Rise and Shine Queensland concert tour to flood-affected regions across Queensland, including an event to be held on 26 May from 1pm – 5pm at the Tamborine Mountain Sports Association Grounds. These events will provide an opportunity to come together and celebrate the resilience of our community as repair and restoration work continues. Nominations for the Queensland Carers Advisory Council close on 29 May 2013. The Council advises the Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services on strategies to increase recognition and advancing the interests of carers. If you are interested, please contact my office for details. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.

Foodworks March Sportsperson of the Month The Foodworks Sportsperson of the Month for March is hockey goalkeeper Liam Foxe. Playing for the Coomera Hockey Club, Liam has achieved outstanding success over the past couple of seasons. In 2011, at only nine years of age, he was selected to represent the Gold Coast Under 11 Rep A team to play in the Coulter Shield in Brisbane, where he acquitted himself very well. Liam again made this team in 2012 and was also selected in the South Coast Primary School hockey team to play at the State Titles in Townsville, where he received great feedback from the state selectors. Liam has recently been selected to again represent the South Coast region at the State Titles to be held on the Gold Coast in June, where he hopes to go one better than last year and make the Queensland team. As the winner of the February Foodworks Sportsperson of the Month, Liam will receive a $50 Foodworks voucher and a $50 sports store voucher kindly donated by Canungra Foodworks. Congratulations and well done Liam! To nominate someone you know for the Sportsperson of the Month, contact Steve Moriarty on 0407 130 092.

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Sport Women’s Team Kicking On

By Lana Rankin and Bren Dalby Our Women’s team has had a terrific start to the season being undefeated so far and sitting top of the ladder going into Round 6. Hardest competition is thought to be Gold Coast Knights and Tugun but no team is to be under estimated! David (FoodWorks) Huynh is a tremendous coach and “good bloke”, much admired by his peers and team ... even though he works ‘em pretty hard! More supporters at home games would be wonderful, and there will be hot reasonably priced meals available in the canteen. A huge “thank you” to those supporters who come along already and cheer us on ... keep coming and bring some mates! Watch out at FoodWorks for info on up and coming games.

Note from the President : Having been away for three weeks I would like to thank all those who filled the gaps for me, especially Dave Baker. Fair warning to you all that I will be pulling back a bit next year so please have a wee think about some task you may be able to take over for next year and hey - you can start practicing this year! Because our fees are so low we depend almost 100 percent on canteen takings and raffles to keep us afloat, so please, if you are able to help in the canteen or at pub raffles put your hand up ... particularly canteen on training nights as I just can’t get there and Becky can’t always be there either. Big thankyou to Lana Rankin and Darryl Skerke who stood in at short notice to do the pub raffles on Sunday 21st. Just marvellous! A special thank you to Kieran Knarston for the fantastic job he is doing keeping the fields linemarked. The wet weather has meant that many games have been shifted to our ground due to Gold Coast fields being unplayable and he has kept them in A1 condition, together with the Moriarty Park volunteers who have kept up the mowing. The Canungra Hotel continues to allow the club to conduct meat tray raffles every second Sunday lunchtime and we require volunteers to continue this vital fundraiser which allows our fees to remain low. Please call Bren Dalby 0414 435 919 if you are interested in helping out one Sunday.

Canungra Bowls Club Business and Community Competition With only two more Rounds to go of the Business and Community Competition to conclude for the summer competition season, Bees News lead with 18 + 111 from The Family 16 + 72. The overall winners of the night on 18th April were The Family with + 25. The Business and Community Ladder as of 18th April: ( 1 ) Bees News 18 + 111 ( 2 ) The Family 16 + 72 ( 3 ) Wise Cracks 12 + 48 ( 4 ) Numb Nuts 10 + 32 ( 5 ) Paper Runners 10 + 18 ( 6 ) Tamborine Transport 8 + 21 ( 7 ) Bowlicks 8 - 32 ( 8 ) Crazy Farmers 4 - 51 ( 9 ) Happy Days 2 - 88 ( 10 ) Can Bees 0 - 115 The Spring Competition will commence on the first Thursday of September. Any team or person wishing to join should contact Peter on 5543 4456.

By Ray Hickson

Mixed Fours Day On 21st April Canungra Bowls Club held the montly Mixed Fours Day with 14 Teams taking part. The Winners of the day were the Team from Rathdowney, skipped by Deb McGarry with a score of 4 + 14 Runners up were a team from Logan City, skipped by Wendy Loffel with 4 + 13.

Winning team on Mixed Fours Day 21st April from Rathdowney: Lawerance Orazio, Deb McGarry, Dawn Goeldner, Bob Domjahn

Barefoot Bowls Bare foot or flat sole shoes (Social Bowls) are held on Sunday Mornings at 9.30am. Bowls are available at the Club and new players are welcome. Cribbage Canungra Bowls Club are still holding Cribbage nights at the club every Monday night starting at 7pm. We are still looking for more players.

The overall winners of the Business and Community Bowls Competition on 18th April were: The Family - John Harrison, Cameron Spalding, Nicole Harrison, Angela Harrison.

Enquiries For all enquiries about playing, membership or holding a function at Canungra Bowls Club please contact Peter Hickson on 5543 4456. New members are always welcome.

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Canungra Campdraft

A fine weekend greeted competitors at the Canungra Campdraft on 20th and 21st April. Storms on Tuesday and Wednesday again gave the Committee some heartache - as rain seems to be consistent with Canungra Campdraft - but the grounds were safe as a result of the amount of sand put down last year. Committee member Des Cuffe said there were a total of 361 first round runs which was up slightly on last year’s nominations.

The Teams Draft was reintroduced this year with fifteen teams competing on the Saturday afternoon much to the amusement of the crowd. “Competitors were very happy with the weekend, with many congratulating the committee on a well run event and also commenting on the quality of the cattle used for the competition,” said Des. “The Committee would like to thank the cattle donors who have contributed so much to this event.”

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Canungra Campdraft Results Maiden 1. Tim Rohan Gunsfire Lady 172 2. John O’Brien Shine 169 3. Phillipa Demain Music 168 4. Tim Rohan Josephine 164 5. Jim Harvey Kit 163 6. Tim Rohan Black Betty 112 7. Jess Sammon Archie 107 8. Rick Brown Ramnick Inara 105 Highest Cut out: Tim Rohan, Black Betty Novice Results 1. Nicholas Ward Pretty Woman 171 2. Meagan MacIntosh Dolly 170 3. Tim Rohan Gunsfire Lady 168 4. Nicholas Ward Ruby 166 4.Steve Jarrett Len Oak 166 6. Tim Rohan Rosa 165 7. Wayne Olive Diamond 163 8. Alan Boyd Cat Call 159 Highest cut out: Steve Jarrett 23 Open 1. Kimberly Sammon Seligmans first 170 2. Gary Sherlock Docs Bon Janey 168 3. Steve Jarrett Connection 167 4. Jess Sammon Pistol packing Leno 165 5. Jess Sammon Spinnin silver 165 6. Phillipa Demain Music 159 7. Sue Harrison Josephine 158 8. Zoe Olive Allegra 156 Highest cut out: Steve Jarrett Juvenile 1. Tamika Stephens Snare 83 2. Jamie lee Storey Golden Lynx 21 3. Jamie lee Storey Shorbra Glow 20 4. Braydon Casey Norm 20 Braydon Casey Doug 20 Matt Cutbush Matchmaker 19 Matt Cutbush Rouge 19 Junior 1. Clint Reed Winning edge Beau 66 2. Keely Stephens Champ 21 2. Kristin Allum Shannon 20 4. Kirra Gosselin Polly 20 5. Keely Stephens Snare 20

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