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Majella Carlos, Ben May, Zack Carmody, and Jayde McGrath all members of the recently formed Interact Club of Cooroy based at Noosa District State High School, helping on Clean Up Australia Day

THE Interact Club of Cooroy began in February and currently has over 20 members. Organised by Noosa District State High School, Interact is a Rotary sponsored service club for young men and women ages 12 – 18. The members participate in fun, meaningful service projects that benefit

the community, develop leadership skills and form new friendships. Every year Interactors participate in projects that help their local community in addition to fundraising that goes towards helping international causes. They are mentored by the Rotary Club but are completely independent and develop their own goals and projects.

April, 2012

Not my fave

I DON’T like to admit it, but I’m not too savvy when it comes to politics. I vote to avoid the fine. It’s not that I don’t care about what’s going on in the world, it’s just that, well … if I tell the complete truth, I’m lazy. I’ve never tried to understand our governing system with its house of representatives, back benchers, front benchers, shadow this and shadow that and as much as I like a good argument, I can’t even get excited when I see the goings on in Parliament on TV. So, as I did the walk of shame on my way to vote at our recent State elections, taking every pamphlet that was on offer at the gate, pretending that I just didn’t want anyone to know who I was voting for, I decided that this would be the year I educated myself. As I slunk from table to table shuffling through my pamphlets like a professional poker player, unsure of what electorate I was even in, I was wishing that I’d made this decision earlier - before I had my 18 year old daughter with me who was voting for the first time. I could also bone up on my zoology while I’m at it as I’m unsure of what the animal is in the above pic. I think it’s an otter, but I’ll practise my political skills and tell you it’s a sloth (which is what I was going for because they’re lazy). So there you have it ... shadows, shame and shuffling ... Reading that many baby sloths die because they mistake their own arm for a tree branch - Not My Fave!

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Off with the old – on with the new The tumult and shouting are over, the voters have had their say, A band new Government is with us, the old one out of the way. It turned out to be practically a one-horse race, With Labor sinking dramatically, almost without trace. The victory speeches are finished, the wounds dejectedly licked, And we have to come to terms, with the voters’ firm verdict. Some fresh faces have appeared, many have departed unlamented, A new party has emerged surprisingly, previously unrepresented. We are entering the Promised Land, our new rulers will declare, “The new Premier can fix everything, he used to be the Mayor!!” Everyone was certain, a new Government would be elected, With countless polls appearing, it was not really unexpected.

THE Cooroy Area Residents Association are holding a Candidates night at the Cooroy Bowls Club Opal Street, Cooroy at 7 pm on the 23rd April 2012. They have invited all Mayoral and Div 12 Council Candidates to the meeting. The Candidates will speak for 5 mins and when all candidates are finished speaking there will be question time. They have invited all residents to come along and ask a question about a concern they may have in our area and also listen to the candidates view on the future for our area. Residents may have a view they would like to speak on.

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Public debates, commentators, TV and all media in full cry, All telling the government it was time, for “Thank you and goodbye”. They’d governed for so very long, they’d obviously got tired, And later performances, indeed, left much to be desired. We’ve suffered high State borrowings, transport costs, and traffic jams, Soaring electricity and fuel bills, problems with the dams, Desalination plants in moth balls, Health Department woes, Sales of public assets, the list just grows and grows.


The new lot, of course, will have a brief honeymoon, When the media will be kind to them, (I’d say ‘til the end of June). Blaming everything on the other Government, will soon wear a little thin, Performances won’t be perfect, some boo-boos will creep in. Receive $250 Energex Rebate on the Installation of either of these Energy Saving Pumps

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Where’s the rolled up Rag? FOR those who would like to enter the ‘Where’s the Rolled Up Rag’ Competition, here’s what it’s about: In each edition of the Cooroy Rag we are placing the above photo (smaller version) in one of the advertisements for you to try and find. We’ll be making it as difficult as possible (a bit like ‘Where’s Wally). All you have to do is email us at editorial@cooroyrag. or post your entry to: ‘Where’s the rolled up rag competition’, PO Box 898, Cooroy, 4563, and let us know which ad you found it in and the page number along with your name, address and phone number so we cantact you.

Jenni Webster with Sam and Max and winning Easter Basket COOROY Community Kindergarten would like to thank the many families and members of our community who supported our first fundraising venture for the year and congratulate the winners. Our first prize of a Day Trip for 2 to Fraser Island with Fraser Island Adventure Tours was won by Ben Bancroft. We would like to sincerely thank Mark and Robyn Luscombe from Fraser Island Adventure Tours once again for their continued support over the past 26 years. We are always so grateful for their generous donation made available to us every year. The 2nd and 3rd Easter Basket prizes were won by Jenni Webster and Mitchell Plant, who we know will enjoy the delicious treats.

ANZAC Day The first correct entry drawn will win a $25 dinner voucher at the Cooroy RSL Club. Entries will be drawn on April 26th.

Congratulations to the winner of the last edition’s ‘Where’s the Rolled Up Rag Competition’ Val Simpson of Lake Macdonald Cooroy who correctly found it in the Mitre 10 ad on page 10.

APRIL 25th: Cooroy-Pomona Sub-Branch ANZAC Day program of activities: 0500 hrs Dawn Service at the RSL Memorial Park, Diamond Street, Coooroy. Gunfire Breakfast at the RSL Club following the Dawn Service. $2 Gold coin donation pp. 1030 hrs Street Parade. Form up outside the library 1000 hrs in Maple Street. 1100 hrs Memorial Service in the Cooroy Memorial Hall in Maple Street. Approx 1200 hrs Luncheon in the RSL Club. Enquiries phone 5447 6131.



Nine tonnes of rubbished cleaned up!

FINE weather early and cool conditions throughout the morning helped just 400 local volunteers beat the rain and collect over 9 tonnes of rubbish spanning from 20 registration sites in the Noosa region on Clean Up Australia Day this year. This figure easily surpasses the previous best (or should that be worst ) figure of over 6 tonnes from 2010 and more than doubles the average of around 4 tonnes from previous years. 13 rubbish skips were filled to overflowing across the region, with Boreen Point and Pomona filling 2 skips each. It would be easy to suggest that this was the result of recent flooding, but I personally witnessed tyres, pallets and other household furniture items at these sites that suggested otherwise. Reports from site supervisors were of large increases in dump sites located in National Park, State Forest and Council bushland locations around Pomona, Boreen Point, Cooroy, Tewantin and Doonan. The vol-

ume of rubbish collected is staggering for the short time that volunteers spend on locating and collecting the discarded waste of many uncaring and unthinking people. The impact of State Government and Council tip fees increases along with the many other cost of living increases must be considered when reviewing this years haul. One example of this year ’s Clean Up was Ringtail Ck Rd, linking Cooroibah to Cooroy, which was targeted after reports of illegal dumping following last years event. We were able to easily fill a large caged trailer with household furniture, a gas stove, countless tyres and even a safe that had been cut open (and of interest to local police) in just one trip along the road. Countless tracks lead into the adjoining State Forest from this road. How much more rubbish could be found along these tracks? Another example was located in Tewantin National Forest, off Noosa Eumundi Rd just 1km from our local tip. Two

fridges, air conditioner, dryer, freezer, bed base and frame, 20 litre plastic drums and countless household items found dumped off a bush track here. A number of these items are made from recyclable metal and incur no fee at the tip at all, with the exception of fridges and freezers which need to be degassed. The number of mattresses collected this year was staggering, with most skips containing at least one or two. Fortunately, car bodies were almost non existent this year as rises in scrap metal prices now make it viable for towing companies to go in search of them an arrange removal. The most disgusting find was at the Pomona truck stop, located on the Bruce Highway, where volunteers were confronted by the stench of urine and dodged human faeces. But worse was yet to come when they removed 2 bags of urine filled plastic bottles that had been thrown over the 1.8 metre high fence and over the embankment. The 2 bins sup-

plied by Council at this stop are regularly filled to overflowing, with one split and in need of replacement. We are now targeting State and Local government departments to have some form of composting toilet constructed at the truck stop to prevent the potential health issues for Pomona residents, and additional bins. Of course, many finds were found much closer to home in our parks, beaches, creeks, rivers and streets with over 440 bags of waste collected, around half of them full of recyclables. Once again we collected countless recyclable bottles and cans, take away wrappers and drink containers, cigarette butts and plastic wrappers. Kayakers were also able to collect some staggering finds along the Noosa River including tyres, crab pots and even a metal bed frame. (Yes, all collected on a

kayak!) Many thanks to all the Site Supervisors and Volunteers, Communities and Community Groups that gave up their time to make this year ’s massive effort possible. Also many thanks to the supporters of Clean Up Australia Day in the Noosa Region. A special mention to Cleanaway who made every effort to ensure that additional skips were provided and collected when needed. All of our volunteers went into the draw for prizes generously donated by the Sheraton Noosa. After more than 21 years it still seems the message of Clean Up Australia Day is lost on a large number of people who continue to refuse to take responsibility for the waste they generate, and to Do the Right Thing when discarding that waste. So unfortunately, I hope we can count on your support again next year.

Completion of roadworks THE new external roadworks in front of NoosaCare’s Carramar site on the Noosa Cooroy Road, Tewantin, have reached completion. The line work, crossing island and right-hand turning lane are now in operation and will enable safe entry into the Carramar site. This work is in preparation for the construction of a new dementia specific unit planned to commence in May 2012. NoosaCare management would like to thank the community for being patient whilst this work was being carried out. Megan D’Elton, NoosaCare CEO, said: “The 32 additional dementia specific beds will provide a supportive and accepting environment in a building specifically designed for dementia patients. Research from around the world has been used to incorporating excellent facilities for our dementia residents.

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THE newly completed playground in Apex Park Cooroy. Stage 2 saw the addition of new playground equipment that added on to the small older section. Stage one of the playground upgrade was to build a new fence, re-arrange some older equipment, and to put a new soft surface around the park. Councillor Lew Brennan said “The playground is so popular that mums and dads and their kids are coming from as far and wide as Eumundi, Doonan and Pomona to meet in Cooroy and let the kids climb and play on the new equipment.” The playground project has been funded from Lew’s Divisional funds and has been another example of the great work from council staff member Dallas Bickley who also recently oversaw the construction of the very successful Kin Kin Skate Park. “We’ve still got more work to do as we upgrade the rest of the park, but already we’re seeing that with this being right across the road from

the beautiful Cooroy library it has become a centre of fun and activity for all ages,” Cr Brennan said.

Back to the Hall FUNDRAISING has begun for the Back to the Hall restoration. The following are Activities that are happening soon and how you can help with this community fund raising effort: There will be a Cent Sale & Fashion Parade in the Hall on Sat 28th April. Fashions by “It’s a Fashion Thing”. If you have any new items that you would like to donate to the cent sale, please leave them at the RSL reception, the Bowls venue or call Nancy on 54426330. We only need small items - any unwanted gift, handmade items as an example. (For those who do not know what a cent sale is - it is just like a multi draw raffle.) There will be a Garage Sale in the Hall on Sunday 13th May: If you have any new or second hand items that you no longer want

and would like to donate to this worthy cause, please contact Nancy on 54426330 to arrange pick up etc. If you have a small truck that could be used for this purpose - we could do with that also. Ideally, we would like you to hold on to the goods until nearer the date. If you like a sing-a-long, karaoke and / or dancing come along to Johnno’s Karaoke Night - in the Hall on Sat May 5th. Tickets are available from the RSL Reception. You will enjoy the night! Johnno is John Woodward who plays in our Wednesday Bowls Handicap singles. Thanks John. Send in your favourite recipe for the “Back to the Hall” Cookbook. Look forward to an old fashioned Debutant Ball, an Art Show and to “Cooroy’s got Talent” all coming soon.



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COOROY RAG BOUQUETS & B R I C K B AT S BRICKBATS to the thief who stole my wallet. Honesty in Cooroy is on a down turn. At 11.45am on Sunday March 25, I was at the fast check out of Cooroy’s IGA and I inadvertently left my wallet on the counter. On my return shortly after, the wallet was gone along with all important cards and a large sum of money. The person who took it is on the store CCTV camera and the police have been advised. I do not wish you any harm or a similar occurrence to happen to you, as you would like honesty to prevail. You know my name, it was on my driver’s license. Shame on you! BRICKBATS to the many car owners who park along Wimmers lane. It’s a two way road and it’s not easy for the big Wimmers trucks to squeeze past you. Plus you turned the Gospel Hall’s lawn into mud. Wonder if we could park in your front lawn. BRICKBATS to all the car owners who park on Wattle street on top of the yellow line. Australian Road Rules Reg 169. No stopping on a road with a yellow edge line. A driver must not stop at the side of a road marked with a continuous yellow edge line. Wish the cops would look at this a bit more often. BOUQUET to the gentleman in the orange vest who stopped under the motorway bridge (near the golf club ) to pick up the rubbish left by a group of workmen having ‘smoko’ the day before. BRICKBAT to those lazy workmen

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THIS year sees a new workshop at the upcoming Australian Body Art Carnivale (12 and 13 May in Eumundi) titled “All Dolled Up”, and organisers are seeking a crucial component … dolls! The “All Dolled Up” workshops will encourage everyone to get hands-on and paint bodies (albeit small ones!) Dolls will serve as the “models” to be painted, decorated and enhanced, and adults as well as kids will be welcome to take part. Workshop organisers Kait Manchip and Viv Eardley have been scouring opp shops and garage sales to collect a stockpile of dolls to decorate, but are in need of more dolls. “Donations of preloved fashion dolls would be fantastic – dolls like Barbie and Ken, and Bratz sized dolls are ideal,” says Kait. “Even broken dolls, dolls with bad hair cuts and spare limbs can be used” “If there’s anyone out there having a clean up and wondering what to do with dolls no longer used,

we’d be thrilled to put them to good use. Donations of anything sea themed or “bling” would be great too”. If you have dolls to donate, please contact Kait on 5442 7527; email her at alldolledup@; or deliver them to: ‘All Dolled Up’ c/Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre, Corner Gridley Street and Memorial Drive Ph: (07) 5442 8762 Opening Hours Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm; Sat 9.00am - 3.00pm; Sun 10.00am - 2.00pm Workshop details for the Carnivale weekend (12 & 13 May): “The cost will be $7 per person, and you’ll be provided a doll to transform, along with paint, glitter, glue, clay, fabric, and more. And you are welcome to bring extra bits of trash or treasure, sparkles, plastic fish, whatever you like, to assist your creations,” says Kait. As they are completed, dolls will be displayed in the ‘All Dolled Up’ workshop tent for all to see. Decorated dolls will also be in the running for prizes, to be

Hospice benefits from Art Show THE Tinbeerwah Art Group “Art Eggstravaganza” held recently at the Cooroy RSL Bowls Club raised much needed funds for the Katie Rose Cottage which provides hospice support care in the community. Mr Stewart Wood, board member of the Sunshine Coast Community Hospice spoke to a packed audience about the work of the charity.

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awarded in the categories of: Best Entry by Under 15 Year Old; Best Overall Entry; Viewers’ Choice; and Best Representation of the 2012 Carnivale Theme – ‘Under the Sea’ “If people prefer to decorate their dolls at home, they are welcome to bring them along on the day and enter them in the display and competition”. There will be reduced entry fee of $5 for those that prefer to bring their own doll – to decorate at the event, or pre-decorated at home. Kait says the All Dolled Up workshop will be a great way to get involved in the weekend focused around body art, colour and creativity. “We can’t wait to see what creations workshop participants come up with on the Carnivale weekend”. For more information see www.australian www. alldolledup

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IN this column I want to explore the world of banking with you. I also want to share how the modern banking industry works and what it contributes to our communities and indeed, our economy. In my role as a manager of a Community Bank, I am seeing banking change and giving regional communities such as ours a real say in its own future. Currently, the Australian banking sector is dominated by four major banks and the Australian government has a “four pillars” policy that prevents mergers between the four major banks. This is long-standing policy rather than formal regulation, but it reflects the broad political unpopularity of bank mergers. A number of leading commentators have argued that the “four pillars” policy is built upon economic fallacies and works against the nation’s better interests. Recently, Australia’s “big four” banks are in fact in the world’s top 12 banks, due to recent collapses of large banking corporations. Competitors to the ‘big four’ banks include smaller and often regional banks, as well as building societies and mutual credit unions. I work for one of those, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, but on the same list are such banks as Suncorp, Bank of Queensland and ME Bank. The number of building societies in Australia sits at 10 and the number of credit unions is approximately 103, so the market choice is sizeable. There are a number of foreign subsidiary banks, however only a few have a retail banking presence; HSBC Bank Australia,

Bank of Cyprus Australia Limited, Beirut Hellenic Bank and Citibank Australia have a small number of branches. Did you know that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recorded that over the 12 months ending December 2011, the finance and insurance industry contributed $129.8 billion to Australia’s $1.2 trillion economy? In comparison, manufacturing contributed $109.1 billion, construction $105.0 billion and mining $98.0 billion. It was also recorded that this industry sector has been the largest contributor to the Australian economy since 2006. Banking and the various sectors that fall under banking such as building societies, credit unions, money market dealers, life insurance, superannuation funds, health and general insurance, truly is a major part of our Australian economy. So get to know more about your bank and its role in our community. You may even be interested in becoming part of the banking industry and exploring possible employment opportunities. I’ll write more about this in my next article. If you have any questions about your banking, please contact me on 5447 7131 or on email at

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COOROY is one step closer to getting its desperately needed new overflow carpark with

Noosa Landcare partnering up with the Sunshine Coast Council to carry out the first

stage of much needed work at Marara Street. Councillor Lew Brennan said “It was

great to be working with our old friends Phil Moran and his team to get this project one step closer to opening. Landcare have been great partners now for 15 years or more and have again delivered a beautiful planting that will also act as a buffer to Mary River Road.� Councillor Brennan should know all about the partnership as he was on the Landcare committee for seven of their early years and is a strong supporter of the organisation. “It’s not only Landcare’s environmental contribution that is important to us but also their commitment to training young people and the unemployed in environmental management. That makes a huge contribution to our community’s well-being too�, said Cr Brennan. “The new Marara

Four years of significant achievements MAYOR Bob Abbot has strongly supported a report at council today which outlined the significant achievements of the organisation in its first term. “I echo the sentiments of the report and the snapshot of the major accomplishments it includes; solid foundations have been laid for the future of this region,� Cr Abbot said. “There have been many challenges; less than 12 months into the first term we were hit by the Global Financial Crisis. “It’s important to view council’s achievements through that prism, as the effects of that economic crisis are still with us – and are likely to remain far into the next council’s term. “We invested heavily in the region’s economy when it mattered, particularly through our capital works program, with a spend of more than $100 million annually. “This council delivered business programs to help those already here and to attract new ones to the region, under the Delivering a Natural Advantage to Business program. “A lot of hard work was put into making the processing of development applications more efficient and just as effective – last year more than 97% were approved. “While council dealt with the day to day delivery of quality services it also built a solid base for future generations, with a suite of strategies to de-

liver a sustainable future. “This was about strengthening the regional economy, protecting the environment, and preserving our unique communities. “Council’s most recent financial position was described in Queensland Treasury language as ‘strong with a neutral outlook’ – which is the highest possible rating in Queensland. “In June of 2010, the Australian Conservation Foundation ranked us the second-most sustainable region in the nation – that is, the most liveable in 21st century terms. “This council continues to support and work with educational establishments to develop the skills of this region to meet future demands.� “We’ve also worked hard to tackle the immediate problems posed by emergencies. Our disaster management team has met every challenge with professionalism and proficiency. “The report to council lists some of our achievements, but it is by no means exhaustive, and I’d encourage you to go to Council’s website to view all our strategies and plans. “I would like to thank all councillors for their work in their divisions, and also acknowledge their efforts in their portfolios. Their hard work has been central to this council’s success. “I hope that this region continues to strive to remain vibrant, green and diverse.�

Street car park will take pressure off Cooroy particularly as there are currently car park spaces lost to the reconstruction work in Maple Street after the devastating tornado ripped through the town. In keeping with the environmental nature of the Mill Site area, the car park will be kept very natural with grass rather than pavement.� “The car park will also be spacious enough to fit RVs, buses and caravans allowing people to park in town to do shopping and visit the many attractions Cooroy has to offer. This is something that the town has been needing for quite some time and it is great that we’ve found a solution. With only a few minor works now to be completed the carpark should be open in the next couple of weeks.�

Cooroy Aglow AGLOW International Australia – Cooroy, will be holding a morning tea meeting on Friday, April 20 at 9.30am at the Anglican Hall, Cnr Tewantin Rd and Miva St, Cooroy. Guest speaker Narelle Allery. Admission $6, all welcome. For further information phone Narelle 5447 6482 or Pat 5447 6167.

Cooroy CWA CWA Cooroy would like to thank the public for attending our fundraiser ‘Terry Scott Musical’ held on March 23. It was a great success. We also thank the girls at the Cooroy Rag for their support in advertising this function.


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Cooroy Fusion - a free family celebration SUNSHINE Coast Council is proud to announce the return of Cooroy Fusion on Saturday 12 May which will see the Mill Place precinct come alive with performers, workshops, arts, markets, sports, entertainment and food. Libraries and Galleries Manager Ross Duncan said Cooroy Fusion promises to be bigger and better than ever. “Cooroy Fusion is a great community event

on the Sunshine Coast calendar for all to enjoy,” he said. “It is a chance for residents and tourists to visit the hinterland town and experience the amazing array of creative talents and services that make Cooroy the diverse and interesting community that it is. “Cooroy Fusion is from 9am to 4pm and offers something for all ages and tastes including workshops on sustainability and technology, local school performers, literary perform-


ances, a chance to meet authors, sporting activities, markets, arts and much more. “There will also be acoustic sessions by local performers to entertain people while they dine from the local delicacies at the food festival. “To ensure everyone can attend and have a stress free time there will be a free ‘Park and Ride’ shuttle bus operating from 9am to 4pm to help people visit all areas on the day. The bus will run in a continual 20

minute circuit from the Cooroy Railway Station stopping at Cooroy State School, Emerald Street, the Scout Den, the Lower Mill site, the Library and the RSL Memorial Hall. “To add to the exciting program of events, the Cooroy Wood and Craft Show and the Noosa District Orchid and Foliage Society Mother ’s Day Show will also be held on the same day. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Friends of Mill

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The magical evening starts at 6pm with a chance to meet and mingle with Alison and view the exhibition, the campfire and storytelling start at 7pm. As part of the National Year of Reading the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre will be hosting Alison Lester’s Are We There Yet? touring exhibition from 20 April to 12 May 2012. This will be the first opportunity to see some of Australia’s favourite picture book art at close quarters. The exhibition shows both the original illustrations as well as the preliminary and developmental stages in the making of the book. For further information contact the Cooroy Library on 5454 9000 or Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050.

Place and our sponsors including Bendigo Bank as their valuable support makes Cooroy Fusion possible.” For Cooroy Fusion information and to make bookings for workshops, please call the Cooroy Library on 5454 9000 or visit council’s website.

Call for stallholders AS a part of Cooroy Fusion on Saturday 12 May, the Cooroy Lower Mill Board Inc are holding a “Fusion Food Festival” to showcase the amazing diversity and offerings available in the region. The Fusion Food Festival is calling for expressions of interest from foodies. They want to showcase food of all types from fresh produce to end products and anything food related such as cooking utensils and cook books. Stall spaces are just $30 for a 3m x 3m space including power. Anyone interested should send an email to bookings@lowermillsite.

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HELLO my name is Linda Morrell, and I live in Division 9 Sunshine Coast Regional Council, I am standing as an independent candidate for Division 9. I hope to have your support. I have lived for 8 years on Mount Ninderry. In this electorate I have been involved on many levels of business and community, both professionally and voluntarily. I am aware of the many needs of local citizens and the needs of the local council. I have met many of you at local fund raising functions, or when I tutored in computer technologies at Caloundra, Buderim, Yandina and Nambour. Supporting the local shops and markets, I may have even met you there. Natural disasters have brought uncertainty and damage to our infrastructure - for example roads, bridges and drainage. Division 9 has also suffered. Much work needs to be completed in these areas. Many Australian industries have relocated overseas. The decline of Australian businesses here means great job uncertainty. People are fearful for their future. Our building and tourism industries are at an all time low. Spending is down, and expenses continue to rise. It is time for action from community minded people. I am committed to the community and a sustainable future which will also support future generations. The Sunshine Coast Regional Council has to work smarter. It must provide the infrastructure needed to meet the challenges it faces. Climate change and population

growth are the two major contingencies. The Sunshine Coast now has a powerful argument for strong support from the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. Their government strategic planning is a strong case for more attention to job training and re-training, education, community and health services. I want to represent you in gaining a solid support structure. Having heard local criticisms and concerns, I intend to make division 9 prudent in maintenance costs, prudent in new projects and prudent in council costs. With your support and my dedication, direction and hard work, I will provide a powerful advocacy in representation for sustainable and systemic growth that is strategic and particular to our region. We are fortunate to enjoy the unique life style and environment represented in Division 9 - preserving this is very important. I want to see opportunities provided to Clean Tech Industries on the Sunshine Coast and more support for local businesses. I believe in the importance of small business for community strength. I represent with respect and consideration individuals community groups and professional organisations in division 9. I will work hard to achieve an overall consensus. I believe it is important local people identify their own needs and participate in their communities at every opportunity. That to me is an

essential dimension of sustainability. Personally I understand the complexities of life encountered by individuals and families. My daughter is a senior lecturer at a university with 3 children, and my son is a helicopter engineer with one child. I run and manage my own business in computer tutoring. My community activities include being a Rotarian, Director of Administration. For the last eight years, I have worked hard to support many local charities and associations here on the Sunshine Coast. Please, think seriously before casting your vote in 2012. Voting Linda Morrell, standing together, and being strong and determined, we can and will, make significant changes. Please call me on 07 5406 1305 if you have anything to discuss. You are voting for the best candidate to fill the vacancy. If you could lend assistance with my campaign please write to me. PO Box 497 Yandina 4561 Authorised by Linda Morrell, Level 3 – 7, 19 Birtwill Street, Coolum Beach 4573.

Dagun growers market RARE and exotic growers: Phoenix Farm produces the delicious pineapple, mango and tropical frozen fruit crushes available from Dagun Station and selected specialty stores along with the popular “Dagun Delight” a blend of mango, macadamia nuts and ice cream. The makers behind these refreshing cups are Ironbark and Yvonne O’Neill, regular growers for the Dagun Grower’s Market. Barky’s real passion is growing “different” fruit or rare and exotic varieties. He is a member of two rare fruit groups and often produces heirloom variety pumpkins, cucumbers and super sweet melons. Their farm is 30 acres of red soil which is frost free and overlooks the Mary Valley between Dagun and Amamoor. With a north easterly aspect the farm avoids the worst of the summer sun and benefits from the northerly winter sun. This allows them to grow a massive variety of interesting native and exotic tropical trees. Their main crop of custard apples is African Pride but they also have 16 other varieties. It doesn’t stop there. Avocadoes, over 8 varieties, 7 varieties of Fig, 10 of guava, 11

of Kou Bou, 6 mangoes and the list goes on. Dagun Growers Market has enjoyed the fruit of his labour with bursting red finger limes, and amazing Judean black muscatels (which he also has another 6 other varieties of). Then there’s the staple, sweet Emericon onions. There are about 130 exotics which are too many for me to mention all here! The Abiu from the Amazon is round with smooth bright yellow skin and creamy sweet, succulent flesh which tastes like Creme Caramel. There’s Jackfruit, Sapodilla, Candle Nut, Jaboticaba, Black Sapote and Elephant Apple. Santol comes from South East Asia and is called the ”lolly fruit”. Or how about the French peanut which is a Brazilian tree that produces edible seeds that are delicious raw, boiled, fried and roasted. The flavor is similar to peanut. Roasted seeds can also be ground to make a hot drink similar to hot chocolate. You can always say hello to Ironbark and Yvonne on a regular Saturday market day from 2pm. It’s just a taste of some of the seasonal flavours the market promotes.


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CANDIDATE for Division 12, Tony Wellington, has set his sights on the region’s trash. “It seems that the amalgamated council’s decision to stop the kerbside clean-up service, remove the free tip vouchers for residents, and also increase tip fees has had a definite knockon effect,” said Wellington. “The recent Clean Up Australia Day event saw more than 9 tonnes of rubbish collected across the Noosa region. That figure was well above previous years. In fact it was a 50 per cent more than the previous record of 6 tonnes in 2010.” “Significant amounts of household rubbish are being dumped in parks and reserves. On Clean Up Australia Day, the team at Ringtail Creek Road managed to fill a large household trailer with furniture, a gas stove and countless tyres. Elsewhere there were increases in the number of mattresses, white goods and other

household items being retrieved. I have personally found piles of refuse dumped in Tewantin National Park. This problem is not going to be solved by council’s proposed education program. It requires direct policy action.” “Whilst campaigning I have been talking with a wide range of residents, and many of them have raised the issue of disposing of bulky trash. For pensioners, or those without access to trailers, it’s a real dilemma.” “I would argue that Noosa lost its kerbside bulk collection service to bring it into line with Maroochy. Maroochy never had a regular, scheduled kerbside pick up, so we’ve been ‘harmonised’ down to their standards.” “When the Regional Council scrapped the kerbside collections, it was for a reported saving of $900,000 per year. Yet according to Council’s own documents, the Waste Management Budget for 2011/12 has an

operating surplus of more than $7 million. So while collection services are being reduced and fees are increased, Council is looking to make a $7 million profit from its waste services. To me that doesn’t make sense.” “But Noosa is also set to become the Coast’s dumping ground. Despite recent extensions to Caloundra and Nambour Landfill centres, there is no plan for what to do with rubbish after they reach capacity by 2020. The Noosa Tip (Eumundi Rd Landfill) has had its landfill license increased fourfold, from 50K tonnes to 200K tonnes. Unless new sites on the Coast are found, the Noosa Tip will be the only option for Coast rubbish in around 8 years time. So rubbish trucks will be heading here from as far afield as Caloundra. Add another 50,000 people at the Caloundra South development, and we’re talking an awful

lot of garbage.” “Of course, if we get our own Council back, we will be in a much better position to manage our waste disposal services. But de-amalgamation or not, if elected

I will be working to have the kerbside clean up service reinstated. I also want to see the return of free tip vouchers for ratepayers. Both residents and the local environment stand to gain.”

what’s on at Mill Place at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Are we there yet? 2012 National Year of Reading Touring Exhibition 20 April to 12 May The 2012 National Year of Reading Touring Exhibition Are we there yet? The 2012 National Year of Reading Touring Exhibition is an exhibition of the original illustrations from Are we there yet? By Alison Lester, named the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year in 2005.

School and group bookings welcome for Are We There Yet? Activities, workshops and exhibition tours. Contact Butter Factory Arts centre on 54549050 or 5454 9000. Author and illustrator, Alison Lester will be in residence at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Friday 20 April.

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at the Cooroy Library April Cooroy Fusion 2012 is coming! Keep Saturday May 12 free for this year’s Cooroy Fusion. It will be held in conjunction with the Cooroora Woodworkers wood show and the Noosa Orchid and Foliage society’s show this year so Cooroy will truly come alive. Join us for workshops on sustainability and technology, school performers, literary performances and a chance to meet authors, sporting activities, markets, and arts . Continue your day with an acoustic session of local performers while you dine from the local delicacies in our food festival. Cooroy Fusion will run from 9am- 4pm and will offer something for everyone Friday 13 6.30pm

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A compilation of insights and health advice on health and wellness for body, mind and spirit.The Art Of Wellness has over 15 contributions and stories from the following health practitioners and specialists in their field. Free ,RSVP to Annie Clark 0402 166 187

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Join author Alison Lester and Lyndon Davis from the Gubi Gubi tribe for the opening event including children’s activities, cardboard guitar demonstration, sausage sizzle and stories around the campfire. All welcome, free event.

Soundmakers Exhibition 20 April to 12 May Soundmakers An amazing exhibition of timber and stringed instruments celebrating the remarkable diversity and skill of Sunshine Coast instrument makers as well as the significance of the timber and music industries in the heritage and the development of the region.

Exhibition Public Programming Cardboard guitar making workshopSaturday 5 May,10am – 4pmBuild, play and take home your very own working cardboard guitar – all ages over 10 years old welcomeCost: $65 (includes guitar kit and all materials) Bookings essential. Contact Butter Factory Arts centre on 54549050 or 5454 9000.

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April and May 2012 workshop program out now! The Butter Factory Arts Centre workshops program offers one day workshop sessions in various media including pottery, weaving, sculpture, jewellery making, drawing, painting, photography, photoshop, children’s classes, mosaics and more . . . Contact Butter Factory Arts centre 5454 9050 or 5454 9000Or visit |

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Easter generosity THE families of Cooroy State School have shown the generous heart of the local school community recently by contributing to an Easter Charity Collection for local kids in care. The school Chaplain, Linda Whysall or “Chappy” as she’s affectionately know by, has been working with the school community and a local Charity Organisation to ensure that local kids in care and their families receive a basket full of goodies this Easter. The local charity organisation consists of a group of mum’s who have banded together to create a vehicle to collect donations and then distribute Easter Baskets through local support organisations to kids in care. Each classroom had an Easter Nest or Basket in their room to bring donations into. “Chappy” hopped in weekly over the past 2 weeks to collect the donations. “Chappy” and the school’s administration have been overwhelmed by the generosity of donated Easter goodies and want to send a huge thank you out to all who contributed. There were over 120 Easter bunnies donated. Not to mention fluffy toys, Easter eggs, Easter lollies and one class of lower primary children drew lovely pictures and cards to wish the recipients a Happy Easter. What a wonderful expression of one of the school’s core values, “Care for others”.

Colouring-in competition THE Cooroy Guardian Pharmacy is running a colouring competiton for 10 year olds and under. Call in to Cooroy Guardian Pharmacy and pick up a colouring-in entry form to help us name our 2 new fish. You can win one of two $10 vouchers to spend in-store.

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precinct”. Ben and Jayde have been involved in the Lower Mill linkage project since 2009 and have contributed to many presentations about the site via video and written media both locally and for International conferences in Beijing, China and Reykjavík, Iceland. Board Member Ray Kelly said he is very excited about having young people on the Board. The Lower Mill Board welcomes the students to the Board, displaying a model of true community engagement rarely seen throughout the world.

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COOROY Guardian Pharmacy has again donated an ANZAC Day themed canvas to the Cooroy RSL. One 20”x30” canvas will be auctioned on ANZAC day at the RSL and tickets are for sale at the RSL to win a 12”x18” framed print. Thank you to John and Viv Lowther of Cooroy Guardian Pharmacy for their kind donation, and well done to Bill Edwards from the RSL, Malcolm, Tania and Fran from the Pharmacy on their collaboration for this project.


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The students in Year 8 2009 that designed the log maze. A DONATION of 21 logs from Boral enables a maze to be constructed at Mill Place. Noosa District State High School students designed a log maze in 2009. The design came about after the students involved in the Lower Mill site research project heard stories of scouting, felling, milling and drying timber from former workers of the Mill. John Bath, Ron Sutton and Owen Woodford recalled stories of the time they spend at the mill. These stories inspired the students to incorporate the lived experiences into their designs for the community space. The history of the site and the town and the heritage-listed buildings also contributed forming the backdrop for ideas, stories and designs. To ensure the heritage is not lost as the site moves towards

the future the Lower Mill Board carefully considers all additions to the site. Thanks to Boral 21 logs will be dug into the ground to replicate a forest. One log will be charred to signify the desired species or prize tree once found by the timber getters. The maze will provide an attractive place for children and young people to play and a space for learning about the history of logging in Cooroy. Each of the logs in the maze will have a Perspex window displaying a sample of a tree species that was once found in the local area and milled at the site. The maze represents an intergenerational approach to school-community engagement and displays “best practice” in engaging a community for the community.

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DUE to the overwhelming demand for more computer classes and rapidly increasing membership from throughout the Sunshine Coast, more classes are offered. Members can now sign up for a new basic class with Peter Rankeillor, starting 1 May from 2-3pm. As places fill very quickly, call Peter on 54851180. Other computer classes cover Digital Photography, Basic Windows, Computer Download, and Facebook but please call U3A on 54405500 to check availability as some are totally booked until next semester. The fun and social interaction of cards games make these classes very popular. Ron Slater invites players to join his new 500 class, each Tuesday between 1-4pm. If Bridge appeals then Ralph Cadman offers another class for beginners and ‘old hands’. Call U3A on 54405500 to secure your place. Ralph also invites you to enjoy Easy Listening Opera, on 24 April, 26 June and 3 July from 9am to noon. Again you need to sign up now to avoid disappointment. The beautiful Halong Bay, amazing Angkor Wat, and the floating villages of Tonle Sap are part of Noosa U3A Armchair Travel on Friday 4 May at 9.20am. Presented by Peter Simpson, with many photographs, this talk introduces the magic which tourists are now discovering in this mystical region of the world. Non-members are welcome. The cost of $4 includes refreshments. Often these talks are sold out so again, phone 5440 5500 to book.




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Queensland’s best woodwork on show at Cooroy THE state’s top craftsmen will go head to head next month at the annual Wood & Craft Show in Cooroy. It will be hosted by the Cooroora Woodworkers Club. The event will be held at the Cooroy Memorial Hall on Friday and Saturday the 11th-12th of May. Doors open at 8.30 - 5:30 Friday & 8:30 - 3:00 on Saturday . This event attracts close to 3,000 spectators. Woodwork clubs come from across Queensland to compete in this event. There are 6 categories for clubs to enter, wood turning, general woodwork, carving, fret work, pyrography and new this year, toy making. Five independent judges will be brought in to judge each event and announce the winners. This will be one of the best collections

of timber craftsmanship in Queensland. The craftsmen and craftswomen have put weeks and often months of hard work into creating their masterpieces. People will be truly amazed by what can be done with a basic piece of timber. There will also be stalls and crafts for sale and different demonstrations. A beautifully hand crafted table made by Peter Bradford will be raffled off on Saturday it is valued at $1,500. People will have an opportunity to see the Cooroora Club’s Sawmill in action and fresh cut wood slabs will be for sale. It will be a great day out and a chance for clubs to show off their best pieces of work. For more information contact Billi Jan Campbell (07)5449-1548.

Council on the hunt for pests DON’T be alarmed if Sunshine Coast Council officers stop by soon to investigate pests lurking around your property. Council officers will be conducting a Pest Survey Program in accordance with Section 241 of the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 throughout the region. Community Response Manager, Sheryl Krome said the purpose of the program was to monitor the distribution and spread of declared pest plants and animals and raise community awareness about them. “Council’s Pest and Vector Control Officers will be carrying out the survey in rural and peri-urban properties throughout the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Krome said. “The Pest Survey Program commenced on 2 April 2012 and will continue until 22

June 2012. “We will be promoting to landowners best practice in the treatment of declared pest plants while also monitoring compliance with the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002.” Particular emphasis will be placed on inspecting the localities of Maleny, Witta, Meridan Plains, Belli Park, Conondale, Eerwah Vale, Gheerulla, Lake MacDonald and Cooroibah as part of the Pest Survey Program. A copy of the Pest Survey Program is available for inspection and/or purchase during the period of the program at council’s Customer Contact Centres. For further information, contact council’s Customer Contact Centre on (07) 5475 7272 or email Cooroy Rag, April 11, 2012 - Page 15

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Dray aims to make a difference AS a Gympie Regional Council candidate I look forward to making a difference not just only in Division 5 but in the whole of the Gympie, Wide Bay and Cooloola Regions which encompass the newly amalgamated shires. As a constituent who fought hard to get past the red tape and entrenched methodologies of a previous council just to make progress in a very simple matter I am dedicated to bringing representation, transparency and plain old common sense to the Gympie Regional Council, if elected. As a practical person with knowledge in building, agriculture,

grazing, dairying, electronics and business operation, I believe that I am well suited to understanding and responding to the diverse needs of constituents. As a businessman I wonder why the amalgamation of our shires has not realized the economies of scale as promised by the proponents of this unwanted affiliation. As a resident who looks at an ever increasing rates bill but sees no change in personal situation I wonder about the fiscal acuity of the current administration. Good governance is not just about more of the

same or keeping the masses in check with closed meetings. To my mind good governance is about involving constituents, having the imagination to implement fresh ideas and having a council which is thoroughly transparent in operation. I will be out and about in Div 5 in the weeks ahead and hope to have a chat with you. If you wish to discuss any issue please don’t hesitate to call me on 0754834802, 0429834809 or email Alan Dray, Div 5 candidate.

Cooroy VIEW Club VIEW Club Cooroy ladies enjoyed a wonderful brunch at the delightful Metal Tiger Tea Emporium on Gympie Terrace, Noosaville. We were provided with a great range of teas (also coffee to our suprise) and we ate authentic Asian street food which was tasty and made for a great morning as we overlooked the Noosa River on what was one of the finer days this month. We meet at the Cooroy Hotel 2nd Tuesday of the month 10.30am for lunch and hear a guest speaker. The 4th Tuesday of the month we enjoy a social morning out and about. Contact Grace 54711364 or Lal 54491902 for more information.

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A touch of the past in Pomona

Brisbane at dusk - by Marilyn Spencer


Local artists in demand YOU’LL take a step back in time when you visit Pomona’s newest coffee shop, A Touch of The Past. Sit and sip your tea or coffee from fine English China, delight in delicious home-made cakes, fresh sandwiches, milkshakes and light lunches, all laid out on beautiful cloth tablecloths. Owner, Gay Warner, said there was a small niche in town to fill, and by keeping it simple the shop is off to a flying start. A Touch of The Past Coffee Shop is also a gift and antique shop and dining surrounded by these olde world things adds to the yesteryear experience (apart from the comfort of air conditioning). So gather the girls together

and call in to the new kid on the block. You’re in for a real treat. Prices also are a blast from the past with sandwiches from only $4 and cakes from $2.50. Gay also caters for private evening functions, so if you’re looking for somewhere to host your next meeting, birthday party or get-together, have a chat to Gay about your requirements. A Touch of the Past is in Reserve Street, Pomona. Situated right opposite the park where the Saturday markets are held twice a month, with it’s big red awning and pretty tablecloths you won’t miss it. The coffee shop is open 7 days from 7am to 5pm. Phone 54851883 or mobile 0400 229 840.

Pomona rides to school! IN an amazing turn out one third of Pomona State School’s student population participated in National Ride 2 School Day. The event was to be held on Friday 23rd March, however due to the amount of rain that we recently have had, the school decided to postpone the event till Thursday 29 th March. The blue sky and sunshine brought the students out in droves. The local bike shop, Cognition Bikes in Noosa Outlook, Tewantin was there to offer some fun cycling activities and prizes. There were “roll as long as you can”, rim and stick obstacle course and a skills riding course. The children had lots of fun. This all happened at Stan Topper Park before the group of 70-80 Children split into 2 groups and rode to School. .

Co-owner of Cognition Bikes and father Greg Pott said, “It was great to see such a large turn out, and the support of both the teachers and parents was fantastic.” Everyone had a great time riding to school, once there the bike rack filled and overflowed onto the lawn. Greg Long, Co-owner and father commented at the end “We would like to thank the local businesses Pomona Newsagency, A touch of the Past Antique Store and Ignite Noosa for donating the prizes as it really made it a community event and helped to encourage the students to get on their bikes”. With a 100% increase on last year, it looks as if Pomona State School is really getting into cycling!

St Patrick’s Catholic Church Pomona ON Sunday 15th April this year St Patrick’s will close (albeit temporarily) for the much anticipated restoration and extension. Bishop Brian Finnigan will be presiding at the last Eucharist in the old Church as we celebrate the ritual of taking leave of the sacred space. The Church celebrates its 90th year on the 26th March and I hope that when we reopen St Patrick’s we will be able to celebrate its 90th Anniversary in style.

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LOCAL award winning artists Marilyn Spencer and Don Milner have just returned from a teaching trip to New Zealand. They have been asked to return there to tutor in six months time as all attendants commended it. Don, an award winning artist of many Qld awards, has had many of his paintings purchased by tourists from around the world and is in demand for his tuition at Chic Image Pomona. Marilyn has won several awards and received another two in 2011. With her love of art she wanted to teach those with talent that either have life threatening issues or can’t afford expensive workshops, as she herself battles a serious health problem. “I feel that art is great therapy. I’ll paint till I drop and will help anyone to get started,” says Marilyn. Chic Image was opened some eight years ago by Marilyn and has grown into a popular art tuition spot with a waiting list to get into classes. After moving to bigger premises it allowed her to sell discounted artists accessories for students with some sales up to 50% off. Classes last year saw several students coming in from New Zealand, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Tin Can Bay, Gympie and country areas. After nine students, some beginners, took out art prizes in a six-week period it was then arranged for Don to tutor in New Zealand. Don is a master of most media, traditional style and Marilyn tutors pastel, acrylic and oils. traditional and contemporary. Congratulations to students whose art work of 3 acrylic, 2 oils and 4 pastels received awards last year at Gympie Art Show, Mary valley, Noosa, Sunshine coast and Brisbane competitions. Marilyn at present is teaching an art therapist, an art teacher, two psychologists, pensioners and many students with health issues, all are producing good work. A few students have been coming three and four years now so they are planning their own exhibition in coming months. “The only problem is we don’t get enough time to paint for ourselves and Don has commissions coming in and exhibitions to plan for,” says Marilyn. “The next big one is the Rotary awards in Eagle Street Brisbane in April.” Both artists have work accepted for this. Don will also tutor at the winter art school in Toowoomba. Hebel carving lessons also begins soon at Chic Image Art and Artist Accessories. For more information call Marilyn at Chic Image on 5485 1155 or call into the shop at 9 Reserve Street Pomona.

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Classifieds Church Notices

In Memory

For Sale

Cooroy Community Baptist Church

Maple Street Cooroy

THOMAS JAMES TAYLOR ‘Tom’ 13/12/43 - 28/4/2009 Time has not eroded your great big smile Who could ever forget that loveable dial Thoughts of you are never far from our mind In you God created one of a kind, always loved, Bev, Bleu, Pete, Gloria, Frank, Lorraine

Worship Service 10am Sundays

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Thank you

Jesus the hope of the world CWA Hall Ever ybody Welcome Everybody

Enquiries: 5485 0265 - 5447 9355

Uniting Church in Australia Cooroy/Pomona

SUNDAY SERVICES 8.00am - Cooroy - 51 Maple St 9.30am - Pomona - 27 Factory St

PH: 5447 6152 The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia Australia’s only proclaimed spiritual denomination Services every Wednesday evening 7pm QCWA Hall, Maple St Cooroy Modern music, meditation / healing, guest speakers, clairvoyance Tea / coffee afterwards

All Welcome Rev Kathy McVann 0414 972632

St John Lutheran Church Lambert-Hyne Drive, Imbil 1st & 3rd Sunday HC, 10.30am 4th Sunday, 9am

Enquiries Pastor Frank Rasenberger 5482 1435

Allan and Ann Page would like to express their sincere gratitude to all those community members, friends and staff that assisted them after the recent water inundation of their business on 24 February 2012. To all those who cleaned, supplied food for our volunteers or made offers of assistance, we were overwhelmed by your support and generosity. Please accept this as our personal thanks.

Clearance Sale

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Anglican Parish of Cooroora Pomona 7.30am - Cooroy 6pm Pomona - Rectory St - Sunday 7.30am Cooroy - Tewantin Road - Sunday 9.30am Kin Kin - Main St - 10.00am (1st Sunday of the Month) For more info call 5485 1218


9.30-11am Family Service *Contemporary Music *Teaching *Kids Church FREE FOOD & DRINKS AFTER SERVICE ENQUIRIES: Snr Pastor Joy & Allan Cross 0412 972 744

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Volunteer with writing skills The Cooroy Community Gardens is seeking an enthusiastic person with writing skills who can keep our community informed and involved through media and other communication methods. If this turns you green please phone

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Greenfield/Cox Ride-on Mower My lawn is beating me this summer and my block is rocky and hard so I’m after a strong ride-on mower like a Greenfield or Cox at a reasonable price.

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dining & entertainment Fundraiser for Frankee-Lee airfares and accommodation in the US. About one quarter of that target has been raised to date and Tewantin-Noosa RSL is hosting a fundraiser auction to help raise additional funds. Frankee-Lee’s Hearing Spree Auction is on Saturday 28 April from 6pm with auc-

TWO and a half year old Frankee-Lee was born with Atresia meaning she was born without ear canals. A doctor in the USA can perform an operation to enable her to hear but first the funds need to be raised. About $100,000 is needed for two operations,

Fashion Parade for RSL Hall

Michelle Atkinson and her son Zane who will be modelling in the fashion parade

ON Saturday, April 28, It’s a Fashion Thing will be holding a fashion parade in the RSL Hall combining with the cent sale to raise money for repairing the Hall. The fashion parade will start at 1pm showing a range of clothing for children up to mature age ladies as well as their exclusive locally designed range of Lola.g plus the Lola.g shoes from $15 a pair or two for $25. With the cooler weather upon us it’s a good opportunity to get a glimpse of their new Autumn range. There will be dance performances by a few of our local dancers. Owner of It’s a Fashion Thing, Michelle Atkinson, says, “Being a local girl since 1990, I believe it’s important to stand by our community and offer a helping hand. After sharing many events in the hall over the years, and now my children are also sharing some of these events, we hope everyone can come and show your support at the fashion parade and cent sale.” A percentage of all sales will be donated towards the hall refurbishment and It’s a Fashion Thing will also be donating a raffle for the cent sale.

tions at 8pm and 9.30pm. There are thousands of dollars in auction items up for grabs and Kerrod Walters will make a special guest appearance. Tickets are $10 for entry and an auction bid card. You must have a ticket to bid. There are only 200 tickets being sold so make sure you purchase one early to avoid disappointment. The Tewantin-Noosa RSL has also put together a raffle with a Panasonic 50 inch Plasma TV and Panasonic Blu Ray Surround Sound System. Tickets are $2 and will be drawn on the night. Auction tickets and raffle tickets are available for sale from Tewantin-Noosa RSL reception.

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SPIT ROAST DINNER SATURDAY NIGHTS 14th & 21st April Ukulele 5th May Cats in Hats 3-6pm


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Bendaluzia Flamenco

ON Saturday, April 21, Timbeao Planet Music & Arts presents Bendaluzia Flamenco at the Noosa Pengari Steiner School Concert Hall. Arrival and café from 6.30pm, Performance 7.30 – 9.30pm with intermission/refreshments. Admission at the venue $25-$20. Online tickets $19-$15 plus booking fee: http:// Direct from Sydney this group of accomplished artists reach the Noosa shores to take us into a journey of the human emotions. Most appropriate venue, The


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Concert Hall from the Steiner School, with its award winning sustainable design and great acoustics will compliment this exclusive and fabulous exclusive and intimate performance. Flamenco music has the ability to shift our feelings from elated to dark realms, much of this music has exploded from the hearts of composers through out the ages, bringing a myriad of cultural influences with it, that may be from India, Middle East, Africa, and more recent South America. The merging of cultures within this art form continues as more flamenco aficionados take on the journey of discovery. Bandaluzia is such ensemble, masterful, passionate; consisting of acclaimed musicians and dancers at the forefront of Flamenco in Australia. Combining knowledge of contemporary and traditional Flamenco into a mesmerizing display of explosive dance, virtuosic guitars, soulful singing , embodying all the passion, mystery and power of this remarkable art form. Bandaluzia are also revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz or the exotic melodies of the Orient. Also, on the Sunday 22nd April, there will be Violin, Guitar and Flamenco dance classes available, please book your place by phoning : 54476882 – 0402274821.

dining & entertainment Dhom’s Kitchen celebrates 1st birthday

DHOM’S Kitchen is one year old this month. Dhom and Spencer have just returned from Thailand with exciting new dishes they look forward to sharing with their customers and friends in the coming months. Their most popular dish at the moment is their ‘Chuu Chee’ banana prawn red curry special. “It has been selling out every night “, says Spencer. “The name ‘Chuu Chee’ derives from the sound the curry makes while it is cooking”. This month is Thai New Year, Songkran, traditionally a time to show respect to elders. To celebrate their birthday and the Thai New Year, Dhom’s Kitchen will have a special Northern Thai set menu on Saturday 28 April consisting of five courses. The cost is just $48 per person including corkage. “We have chosen a northern theme as in Northern Thailand New Year’s celebrations last at least six days as compared to just a couple of days in the rest of the country!” says Dhom. “The menu will feature produce sourced from our friends at the Noosa Farmers Market and Big Pineapple Growers Market as well as from our own kitchen garden”. Dhoms Kitchen has a new extended take-out menu and their freezer is fully stocked with hand made Thai curry sauces available for purchase. Dhom and Spencer would love you to cook Thai at home when not dining at their restaurant. Please come in and ask them for any Thai cooking advice. They also stock a range of difficult to find Thai ingredients, including the Megachef range of (gluten free) gourmet products: fish sauce, oyster sauce and non-GMO soy sauce. For take-out they advise you place your order in advance to avoid disappointment as they only do a limited number of orders each evening. “We make all our own curry pastes, marinades and sauces in-house and we cook all dishes to order. We don’t have a microwave, so our dishes may take a little longer to cook”, says Dhom. Winter Hours: Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11.30am2.00pm; Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday from 5.30pm 1a Garnet St., Cooroy ph. 5447 7710 Find us on Facebook &Twitter: @dhomskitchen



Brendan’s film career on the rise BRENDAN Galinie, a 22yr old Cooroy Local, has been successfully chosen to direct and produce his first short film as part of Metro Screen’s First Break Funding program. The Sydney based program along with prestigious Screen Australia, helps upcoming filmmakers to launch their screen careers with funding support to produce their debut short films. Over 200 people submit a script each year, with 10 talented writers/directors being selected. Brendan, who is now based in Sydney, diverted from a promising career as a ballet dancer, who started at the age of 6yrs with Brigette Kay of To The Pointe Ballet School at Noosaville, moving to Melbourne with the Australian Ballet School. A string of ankle injuries forced him to choose a different career path. After an 8 month stint dancing in the USA with Royal Caribbean cruise ships, he returned to Australia in 2010 and decided to pursue his love for acting and directing. Whilst attending Nida and

auditioning for acting roles in Sydney he has enjoyed exploring the screenwriting and directing side of the industry, helping him to stay creative and in control of his future. Brendan will make his short film this year with the Grant and plans on taking his directorial debut on the international film festival circuit next year. Brendan says “Most, if not all directors, begin their careers with short films. They are the perfect opportunity to show audiences the kind of style and vision you have as a filmmaker. If a short film does well at international festivals, it can really help to get an emerging writer or director noticed which can help with getting support for future projects. I think at the moment, more and more young actors are creating their own opportunities by writing their own scripts. It’s a great way to create stories that you feel passionate about, rather than waiting for someone to hire you.”

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Belli Hall hosts Biggest Morning Tea BELLI’S last dance in March went ahead despite heavy rain and local flooding with Sunshine Swing band braving the elements to provide their popular live entertainment. Despite heavy downpours, sixty two dancers, including young families, enjoyed the live sound and danced the evening away, enjoying a hearty supper in the usual country style. There was a fun community spirit with experienced dancers spontaneously teaching visiting young novice dancers their old-time dance moves. Dances are

held most months throughout the year. Entry fee for Adults $12, Students $5, Children free includes supper and door prizes. Belli Hall, an alcohol free venue, is located at 1170 Kenilworth Road, Belli Park. Check our website at or contact Margaret on 5447 0175 for further dance dates. Belli Hall is again hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, 24 May, commencing 9.30 am. This year we have a fantastic line-up of live entertainment, including popular award winning en-

tertainer, Catherine Fox. There will be prizes galore, including everyone’s favourite, another gorgeous quilt, handcrafted and donated by Joyce Woods. Mark this date in your diary and support the Cancer Council while enjoying a scrumptious morning tea and entertainment. We welcome prize donations from local businesses (local businesses will be recognised for their donations) and donations of goods for our ‘bring and buy’ stall. Further information ring Margaret on 5447 0175.

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THE Challenge is growing and the results are showing. Wellness Coaches, Sharon Collins and Virginia Howie, say the Weight Loss Challenge is looking to grow yet again. Already two thirds of the previous challengers have booked their seats.All participants in the last challenge lost weight, and the Winners are as follows- 1st Gay S – 2nd Sharon P – 3rd Sally M. We also had a prize for the most CM’s lost and that went to Maureen

A.“At Pomona and Cooroy Community Weight Loss Challenges” we advise people how to make better food choices, how to snack sensibly, how to lose weight healthily and how to keep the weight off by maintaining healthy eating for life”, says Sharon & Virginia. “Information and inspiration, without the perspiration!” The next challenge is a crash course in getting healthy, with 10 weeks of educational topics to inform and inspire.The

participants all agree it is the ongoing support and education that really made a difference to them achieving their weight loss. “The weekly meetings not only give you incentive and support, but they are socially interactive as well.” Whether you are looking to lose 3 kilos or 30 kilos, the Challenge can be of help to you. It is a non-profit event with registration monies going back into prizes. The challenges are only $45 for the full 10 weeks with a chance to win a cash prize. Last winner walked away with $400. It’s a fun atmosphere, with great group support. Participants get a regular full body composition analysis to keep them on track! We have PM classes and now AM classes starting due to popular demand. Please call Sharon (evening classes) or Virginia (morning classes) for the one that best suits you. Seats are limited so Book Now!!!Pomona

Make a cuppa and make a difference! MAY is Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea time and there’s never been a better excuse to switch the kettle on, tea up your friends, family and workmates and help tip the balance in the fight against cancer. All you need to do is sign on to host an event during May and start planning! Visit or call 1300 65 65 85 to find out more. Last year, over one million Australians shared a cuppa for the cause, raising close to $11 million – our best result yet! In 2012, some of Australia’s favourite foodies have come on board to share their healthy recipes, including celebrity chefs Stephanie Alexander, Poh Ling Yeow, Pete Evans, Manu Feildel, Andriano Zumo, Kylie Kwong and Queensland’s own Dominique Rizzo. “Having seen the amazing advancements cancer research has made over the past few years it is so important for us to continue to support the progress in hope that one day early detection and a cure can be found.

“Joining together for an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an easy, fun and delicious way that everyone can be part of the change and these important steps forward,” Queensland chef Dominique Rizzo said. Whether it’s a simple morning tea with workmates, a sophisticated high tea with friends or a school bake sale, you’ll be helping the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85. All funds raised from Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea support our vital work in cancer research, education programs and patient support services. Thursday, May 24 is the official date of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, however morning teas can be held any time throughout May or early June. So go on, switch the kettle on, make a cuppa and make a difference to those affected by cancer. For more information visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

WLC – Tuesday evening, the10th April at 5.30pm at Pomona Uniting Church Hall, call Sharon on 5485 2320 or 0407 852320. Alternatively you can email – sharon.communitywlc@ gmail.comPomona WLC – Thursday morning, the 26 th April at 9.30am at Pomona Lions Den and

Cooroy WLC - Tuesday evening, the 17th April,– 6pm at the Cooroy Library, call Virginia on 5485 2072 or 0412 507572 or alternatively email – auLate entry registrations are welcome and will still be still accepted; it is never too late to start with us!

Get fit any time

MAKING that Anytime Fitness connection in the Cooroy and surrounding communities is the primary key for our Club. With the opportunity to create an awareness & working alongside local businesses to drive growth in the area. Many thanks to our members and the support of the local community we have being welcomed with open arms since taking over as Anytime Fitness ownership /management in November 2011. As one of the leading advocates in the fitness industry, our Anytime Fitness team here in Cooroy we pride ourselves in delivery & sharing our expertise about incorporating exercise into your lifestyle. With a combined knowledge of 20years between our team members, Pamela Hall & Greg Dolman have more than enough experience to ensure our members are receiving quality and expert advice. To celebrate our official “Welcome to Cooroy” we would like to extend to the local and surrounding communities, to join our family here at Anytime Fitness Cooroy on our Foundation Membership $9.95 a week with zero joining fee saving you $160.00 (terms & conditions apply) With 24/7 access, our Anytime Fitness Family Business offers convenient and affordable exercise. At Anytime Fitness, members can work out any time of the day or night, every day of the year. They use a security-access key to enter the club, even when it is not staffed. Once inside, members have full access to exercise at their own leisure on our LifeFitness strength & cardio equipment. Also offering 24-hour membership reciprocity among its clubs, which allows members to use any of the more than 1,800 clubs Worldwide.

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High tech lifestyle might harm eyes TECHNOPHILES of all ages should be aware that too much of a good thing may be bad for their eyes. With rapid advances being made in computer, phone and television technologies, local optometrists Jenny Currie and Heather McLeod of optometry@cooroy are warning gadget lovers, that moderation is the key to ensuring their long-term eye health and visual comfort. “While parents have complained for years about the amount of time their children spend in front of the television, it is now the excessive use of computers and the plethora of available electronic handheld devices including smart phones and tablet devices that we are finding concerning, and not just for children!” says Jenny. “With new innovations such as e-readers and iPads, some people enjoy these types of devices for hours on end” says Heather. “We urge people to moderate their use and remember to balance their time spent on these new technologies with spending time outdoors, being active or social.” “For those who use mobile devices with smaller reading fonts and images, we urge against excessive use in case of eye strain, which could ultimately lead to longer term eye problems” Heather adds. For further information and advice on your unique visual needs please contact optometry@cooroy at 62 Maple Street, Cooroy or phone 5442 5555 for an appointment.

health Noosa Hinterland Denture Services Don’t be a weight loss New dentures Repairs failure statistic Relines HEALTH experts estimate that between 96-98% of dieters regain all the weight lost from dieting within two to three years and the faster the weight is lost, the faster it returns. Those are pretty shocking statistics and go a long way to explain why Australia has an obesity problem. One reason for failure is that within 24 to 48 hours of starting a calorie restricted diet, your metabolic rate is reduced by 15 to 30% meaning your body starts to burn less energy which is the opposite of what you want it to do! Also, much of our eating is done for reasons other than hunger. Common reasons include habit, feeling bored or tired, confusing thirst with hunger, not wanting to waste food and eating too quickly. Rather than eating on automatic pilot, take time-out prior to meals to ask how hungry you really are, what type of foods would be enjoyed and what other stressors are pushing you to eat. Any dietary changes need to be mindful of keeping the body fit and healthy and that is why you should look at getting dietary advice and an eating plan tailored to your needs rather than going on a “diet”. While most people talk about losing weight, what they actually want to achieve is a loss of body fat. In fact, for successful long-term weight loss, the goal is to lose body fat while preserving muscle mass. Instead of just measuring weight, using a number of

measurements of body composition provides a better overall picture. This can be achieved with a bioimpedence analysis – like you see on shows such as Biggest Loser. You can get one of these done at Make A Difference Health & Fitness and it is a great first step when thinking of losing weight. A substantial increase in physical activity is essential to lose body fat and to keep it off over time. However, for those not accustomed to regular exercise, jumping into strenuous exercise will usually be unsustainable and even ineffective. One great way to ensure you get the most out of each exercise session is to team up with a personal trainer. These sessions aren’t the boot camp, yell fests you see on television shows but are actually supportive and encouraging to help you achieve your very best. Weight loss should be approached as a long-term change in lifestyle that is comfortable and will be sustainable. One of the keys for success is to get help –people with a personal trainer, weight loss consultant and/or fitness buddy have much better and longer term results. So, why not make the first step today and give Make A Difference Health & Fitness a call on 5442 6179 or visit their website on – they can help with all aspects of your weight loss plan and teach you to incorporate it into your everyday life.

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Vaccinate for flu season

Congratulations to Owen Shipp and Amanda Teakle who were married on Saturday 17th March at the Tewantin Bowls Club. Wishing you both a life time of happiness from all your family and friends.

QUEENSLAND Health is encouraging people to get immunised before this year’s ‘flu season begins. More than 140 cases of influenza have been recorded since January, which is lower than the average number of notifications. But the State’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said that was no reason to become complacent about guarding against the virus. “Influenza is a highly contagious and potentially serious disease that can be spread through coughing and sneezing,” Dr Young said. “It’s especially important for people in ‘at risk’ groups to be vaccinated which is why Queensland Health provides free ‘flu immunisation for the elderly, pregnant women, Indigenous people aged over 15 and those at risk

due to medical conditions such as heart and respiratory diseases. “As is the case every year, this year’s vaccine is based on the virus strains circulating in the northern hemisphere including the influenza A H3N2 strain, influenza A H1N1 and an influenza B strain. “This reliable and safe vaccine is available to prevent people getting the ‘flu.” Anyone over the age of six months who is not severely allergic to vaccine ingredients can be immunised. “Annual vaccination against influenza reduces the chances of catching the ‘flu and the severity of it if you do contract it,” Dr Young said. Vaccination is available through GPs, Aboriginal medical services and other immunization providers.

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Duncan joins Intouch team DUNCAN Grant, at Intouch Physio in Cooroy, is an accredited Exercise Physiologist, having completed his tertiary education at The University of the Sunshine Coast Duncan is trained in gym and Pilates based programming as well as hydrotherapy and can assist patient’s in need of behavioural modification, exercise rehabilitation and assist in improvement of quality of life. The role of an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) is to specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery, including health and physical activity education, advice and support. An exercise physiologist also concentrates on the client/patient’s lifestyle and in its modification and there is also a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEP’s are recognised allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills and working across a variety of areas in the health, exercise and sports science fields. With their knowledge in these fields an AEP specialist can work in such areas as public and private hospitals, in primary healthcare within private or multidisciplinary clinics, population health, workplace health, workplace rehabilitation and aged care. The aims of accredited exercise physiologists’ interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. AEPs treat and manage a broad range of conditions. These include a range of commonly preventable health problems, including: Diabetes and pre diabetes; Osteoporosis; Cardiovascular disease; musculoskeletal injury; Arthritis; Chronic respiratory diseases; Obesity; Asthma; Cancer; A history of sedentary behaviours; Depression/anxiety; Physical restrictions or mobility issues; Dysmetabolic Syndrome; Co-morbid conditions; Back and Neck


pain; Difficulty maintaining motivation and adherence; Occupational injury. How does an Accredited Exercise Physiologist assist clients/patients? • Screening and risk stratifying to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions; • Assessing an individuals “movement” capacity, in people of all ages and levels of health, well being and fitness; • Development of safe, effective individualised exercise interventions; • Provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and well being; • Provision of exercise intervention and advice for those at risk od developing a chronic condition or injury; • Provision of clinical exercise prescription, for those with existing chronic and complex medical conditions; • Provision of rehabilitation and advice for patients following the acute stage injury, surgical intervention, or during recovery to restore functional capacity and wellbeing. “We know of no single intervention with greater promise than physical exercise to reduce the risk of virtually all chronic disease simultaneously” Booth et al, Journal of Applied Physiology 2000. For more information phone Intouch Physio on 5442 5556.

area with an expanding population base where the Doctor numbers have simply failed to keep up to the point where many Doctors have simply had to close their books, or risk not providing sufficient care to their existing patients. Unfortunately the Gympie community is well aware of this situation but is unable to rectify it becoming increasingly worse. Maple Street Surgery at a recent doctors meeting discussed this desperate community need and decided to offer Bulk Billing to ALL patients who ask for it on an unconditional basis. As they have 9 Doctors, this means the practice will now guarantee that any new or existing patient has the option of asking for a Bulk Billed appointment with a Doctor from that practice and every effort will be made to get it on the same day. Please note that not every Doctor within the practice offers 100% Bulk Billing however Pensioners, Concession Card Holders and people under 18 have always been Bulk Billed at the surgery as in most other surgeries. It’s the mothers, new patients to the area and those who are struggling financially in these difficult times (or simply unable to get a Bulk Billed) that has resulted in this change of policy. The surgery is located within the Eden Hospital complex in Cooroy and already provides after quality aftercare for its patients, works closely with Eden Hospital and Local Nursing Homes and is open Saturday morning. X-Ray and Pathology services are below.

Get moving with body stretch and strength classes


ARE you looking to get back into exercise and need to take a more gentle approach?? Kahuna Therapist & Bodycare teacher Kate Noakes, holds 10 week Body Stretch & Strength classes at our local custom built fitness facility, The Workout Shed in Lawnville Road Cooroy. Kate’s BodyStretch Class includes stretching, relaxation and strength and agility building exercises tailored to the needs of whoever is in the class. We work with posture, core strength, flexibility and use music, adding a little bit of groove to keep it fun. You set your own goals and are not pushed beyond or behind what is working for you. Anybody can come to the class. All you need is the desire to be able to move more comfortably. Kate’s class has seen some real success stories & as a result has an enthusiastic following. We have people in their 20’s & other’s in their 60’s and all participants are getting genuine results from the class. The atmosphere is great and the facility is the wonderful with access to other therapies such as the detox box to assist your exercise, mobility & wellbeing. What do you need?? A towel and some water (and wear something stretchy). Call the Workout Shed for enquiries on 5442 6338 Classes commence & places are limited.


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THE residents of Gympie have for some time struggled to obtain same day Doctors appointments and are now increasingly turning to Cooroy in a desperate attempt to seek urgent medical attention on the same day. Despite the outstanding efforts of doctors in Gympie they are unable to keep up with current community demand and expectations. Evidence of this is found through the only 100% Bulk Billing practice in Cooroy effectively closing its books to ANY new patients as they struggle to satisfy the demands of their own local patient base. Currently due to a Doctor shortage, even their existing local patients can wait up to 8 days for an appointment! Practices that offer Bulk Billing are too few and far between given the difficult times many face in our local community. Maple Street Surgery in Cooroy is well aware of this increasing influx of patients seeking urgent medical attention from Gympie. They already have nearly 1000 active patients from the Gympie postcode 4570 and see an average of 100 patients every month. Many of these patients are simply unable to get in to see a Doctor in Gympie on the day let alone one who will Bulk Bill to make the cost of prescriptions more affordable. It seems they will happily drive to Cooroy if they can obtain both! The practice has had mothers with very sick children, people with burned hands and other illnesses ring for an urgent appointment and this seems to be increasing every day. Gympie is an


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Do Alternative Therapies really work? THE most common objection to Alternative Medicine from conventional physicians is that it’s ‘not proven’. What Doctors mean by this is that Alternative Medicine has not been rigorously tested the way pharmaceutical drugs have been. But guess what? The Doctors are wrong! Alternative Medicine has been rigorously tested, in a multitude of ways. That’s right, Acupuncture has been tested, Naturopathy & herbal supplements have been tested, Massage, Chiropractic adjustments, Yoga, you name the Alternative therapy and it’s been tested, probably many times. Why haven’t you heard of these results? Well without going into some conspiracy

theory, there is simply no single corporation that would benefit from having these studies widely published, so they are generally kept quiet and known only to people who read the medical journals where they were originally published. Here are a couple of examples that really are amazing: A study published in the medical journal Multiple Sclerosis- Clinical & Laboratory Research in August 2003 where researchers evaluated Reflexology as a treatment for MS. They found that reflexology decreased the patients symptoms with paresthesias (burning, prickling, tingling, itching), urinary problems and

spasticity(uncontrolled spasms). This was compared with a control group who received ‘fake’ reflexology. Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in July 2002, saw Aromatherapy help patients suffering from severe dementia to be significantly less agitated and more interested in social interaction and participating in constructive activities. Both of these studies were what Western medical practitioners consider ‘gold standards’ of study, as they were randomized, double-blind control trials. In both cases there were NO side effects of the treatments. These 2 studies are two of hundreds that have been conducted around the world,

many of them proving conclusively that Alternative Medicine works! We are privileged in the fact that we have numerous types of Alternative Medicines to choose from, which are effective, proven treatments that can help people with a wide variety of illnesses, conditions and symptoms without causing the discomfort, side effects and potential death that pharmaceuticals can and have caused in so many cases. To find out more or to book in for an alternative therapy, whether it be Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki or Midwifery, please call ‘Maple St Acupuncture & Natural Medicine’ on 5442 5526 or visit us at

Is your headache a pain in the neck? HEADACHES where the pain originates in the cervical spine (upper spine), neck and upper shoulders are often referred to as a “cervicogenic” headache. Many times, these headaches can be a byproduct of injuries such as whiplash, joint or muscle trauma and more commonly due to poor prolonged posture or even cases of severe stress. Headaches are one of the most common ailments in modern society, approximately 12-15% of the population suffers from headaches each year. Usually these are minor stress or tension related headaches, and in some people are more severe migraine headaches. Unfortunately, one type of headache that is often overlooked and misdiagnosed is the cervicogenic headache. Cervicogenic headaches are one of the most common types of headache, and are clinically defined as pain that is present in the head, but which originates in the cervical spine. The pain associated with this condition is an example of referred pain. This occurs because the nerves that supply the sensation in the upper neck also supply the skin overlying the head, forehead, jawline, back of the ear and behind the eye. Pain that begins in the base of your neck in the cervical spine and then progressively spreads upwards into the head is a typical symptom of cervicogenic headache. There are two symptoms that are classic to those with

cervicogenic headaches. The first is that the headache can be made worse or actually onset by head or neck movement. The second is that there is marked tenderness in the suboccipital (base of head) region. A thorough examination by your physiotherapist or doctor is usually sufficient to diagnose cervicogenic headache. Occasionally further investigations may be required, such as Xray or CT scan / MRI if there are some complicating symptoms and circumstances. These headaches arising from the neck generally respond quite quickly to treatment and a complete resolution of symptoms can be expected if there are no underlying causes still present. In some cases where the headaches are quite long-term (chronic) your physiotherapist may have to address your posture (study, work and sleep), spinal stiffness, muscle weakness / tightness and imbalances, along with advice on exercises, pillows for sleep and other lifestyle factors. Immediate treatment is the best management for all headaches caused by the neck that do not resolve within a few days of rest and analgesia. Local physiotherapist, Craig Steele, has had extensive experience in treating headaches and neck / jaw problems related to cervicogenic headaches. He can be contacted at Hinteractive Physio on 5442 5556 for consultations and further advice regarding your treatment.

Theosophical Society WEEKLY public lectures at the CWA Hall 123 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin, each Friday at 7.00 pm. 6 April: Good Friday - no meeting. 13 April: John Emmett - ‘Hand Analysis, a Mirror to Mind/Brain Function’, unlocking the content of nature’s computer for modern society. 20 April: Sandeep Gupta - ‘The Life and Teachings of Guru Nanak’, the founder

of the Sikh religion and his message of brotherhood and oneness. 27 April: Aldo Donadel - ‘The Contact Experience’, how western folk-lore about ET Intruders is a true reflection of our alienation from Spirit. Contact Ailza 5470-2656 or visit for more info. All welcome.

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My husband and daughter and I just came back from the most rewarding trip of a lifetime volunteering one week at an orphanage in Limuru just outside Nairobi Kenya and then we went on a safari camping in tents with the animals for the last week, “we gave and we received in abundance”. Judy Brittain

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Helping Queenslanders for 30 years by Carol Watkins, Deputy Local Controller, Sunshine Coast North

GET ready Queensland, is a slogan being reinforced by the Queensland Government. We are now moving into a season where hopefully the worst of our summer storms is behind us, although it is not a good idea to become complacent, as cyclones have been known to form in April and May. However, it may be timely to think about how ready you are. In a major disaster, high winds, rising floodwaters, debris or damaged roads can prevent emergency services from reaching you. Your community could be isolated and essential services disrupted for up to three days or more. During a large scale event emergency services will focus on assisting the most vulnerable in the community so you may not have immediate access to support and will need to rely Ex president Michael Fayne congratulation the 2012 committee. on the supplies and equipment you have on hand at Mary Postma, Treasurer, David Bridgeman, President, Michael Fayne, home. Leslie Wilkin, Secretary and Derek Stevenson, Newsletter Editor. If you were isolated right now, would you be preEXTREME weather saw the delay of above all, our determination to have a pared? the Cooroy Probus Club’s AGM but good time.” Severe thunderstorms, monsoons and East Coast Special thanks were extended to Lows can produce large hail, damaging wind, lightwhen finally held the members celebrated yet another very successful Trevor and carol Blake who are finally ning and heavy rainfall. When these weather events taking a break after many years of be- are predicted, ensure all householders know what year of fun and fellowship. As retiring President, John Pluck, ing the driving force behind our social to do in case of a severe storm, your insurance is wrote in his report ”we must be doing program. A great job done by two won- up-to-date, your yard and outdoor areas are free something right.” The club has en- derful members. from loose items, overhanging branches have been It is no wonder people travel from far trimmed, you have checked the condition, and joyed a very stable 12 months with no resignations, good attendance at meet- and wide to be involved in this very cleaned your gutters. Many jobs that we are called active and sociable Probus group. ings and with the vast to are to rectify water leaking into houses. This is Membership is still open – in fact often caused by blocked roof gutters, a problem array of social events all well atthere are just a couple of places left you will not experience if you keep them clear. tended and thoroughly enjoyed. John went on to say “I think it comes for anyone interested in joining. EnWe have all seen flooding in recent times. Flash down to the positive attitudes of all quires to our membership man, John flooding is the most dangerous in terms of potential our members – our friendliness, co- Pluck ph 54850415 or to our secretary threat to loss of life and can result from relatively Leslie Wilkin ph 54720868. operation and our mutual support, and short, intense bursts of rainfall. . People are often swept away after they enter these floodwaters on foot, or in vehicles, due to the speed and power of the swift moving water. Think about the consequences of your actions and don’t risk your life or the lives of others. DON’T DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATER. If you must travel, check Council’s website, which has a list of road closures. In our recent Metroll & Aussie Outdoor • Obligation Free Quotes & On-site Advice storm and flooding events, these Home Improvements • Width-length-height & Roof Pitch available lists were updated very regularly and Patios & Carports are a good guide as to where you • Made from Quality Bluescope Steel Colorbond Steel Fencing can get through. Aquaplate Rainwater Tanks • Highly Competitive Following recent flooding, we have had a number of enquiries about how people can join the SES. Our next intake will be in July. For information on joining the S.E.S. contact me, Mobile: 0407 943 404 Carol Watkins, Deputy Local Controller for the Noosa Unit on 0408 078073, or one of our Group Leaders: for Cooroy, Pauline Eglington 0427 349218; Pomona, Steve Muir, P.O. Box 888 Cooroy QLD 4563 0428 571213; Tewantin, Murray CadContact Steve 0447 290 159 die, 0410 512535; and for Boreen Point, Ron Williams 0488 795102.

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with three bedrooms, their own bathroom and open plan living space. Generous timber decks and paved courtyards connect the two structures which overlook the in ground concrete pool and BBQ area. Garden and forest walkways interlace the grounds and lead to the open paddock that would comfortably keep a small horse or pony. All this only ten minutes to Eumundi, Cooroy and a further fifteen minutes to the Noosa River. This is a unique home looking for a unique buyer and that could be you. 167 Old Ceylon Rd, Cooroy. Auction On-Site 21st April @ 12noon. David Lafferty of 0410 445 918 / 5447 7000.

WOW - absolute privacy, 12 useable acres and two sturdy character filled homes! Peace and quiet, plentiful water and a beautiful rainforest lined creek, “utopian”. Nestled in the folds of beautiful Black Mountain, this property has true beauty and an idyllic setting. Perfect for the home professional or those wanting space. The main home features timber floors, spacious rooms with numerous casement windows and a separate 2 bedroom, living room and bathroom wing - ideal for guests or those who work from home. The second dwelling oozes rustic charm and is set in its own gardens, well apart from the main house, presenting opportunities for additional income or somewhere for the extended family. Add to all this 2 steel framed sheds, thriving mini orchard and improved pasture. Lovingly kept in excellent condition this property will be sold! 19 Crows Ash Lane, Cooroy. Auction in-rooms, 18th April @ 6pm, Cooroy Hotel. Jim Ennis and Jeanette Catalano of 0402 587 298 / 0422 923 851 or 5447 7000.

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The awards recognise outstanding achievement in property management, residential, commercial and rural property sales. A rainy night in Brisbane saw a great turnout of over 300 Raine & Horne staff and family from throughout Queensland and interstate that came along to celebrate the success of the industry’s leading stars, to network with colleagues and to enjoy a wonderful evening. If you would like to discuss any real estate needs including selling or buying, or if you need someone to manage your investment property, don’t hesitate to give the team a call on 07 5485 1788 or call in and see us at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona - we’d love to see you!

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IMPACT Boxing Academy travelled to the Inala PCYC last Saturday for the first tournament for 2012. The Impact crew has been training hard for this tournament since mid January. First up for the Impact crew was Connor “The Crucifier” Jones. Jones’s opponent was Chris Kahn from Brisbane. Both boys boxed well for the duration of the fight, but it was Jones who had the better footwork. Jones continued to attack Kahn from different angles until the final bell sounded and Jones was awarded the victory by way of a unanimous points decision. Next up for Impact was Keegan “The Killer” Codd. Codd was making his long awaited return to the ring after a two year break from the sport. In his first fight back Codd climbed into the ring with the more experienced boxer, Tim Strain from the Tweed Heads boxing club. From the opening bell Strain looked to settle in behind his left jab, moving around as Codd also jabbed well looking for his range. Strain pushed forward again and Codd pounced and countered with a cracking right hand that sent Strain flying back into the ropes. Codd followed with a devastating combination to the body and Strain was down on the canvas. Strain managed to beat his eight count from the referee and was set to continue the round, when he met with another of Codd’s lightning fast right hands and was down again. This time the referee had seen enough and Codd was awarded the victory by way of a KO. Next up for the Impact crew was Maddy “The Mauler” Phillips who was making her debut. In what was de-

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scribed later as the fight of the night, “The Mauler” climbed into the ring with Julie Cadd. From the opening bell these two girls had the crowd on there feet as they went two war for three rounds with neither boxer really being able to dominate. At the final bell we went to the judges score cards. After a lengthy deliberation the bout was awarded to Cadd by one point. Pete “The Menace” Murray also put in a gallant effort on debut, but it just wasn’t to be his night. “What a great start to the year, Connor Jones continued on his winning way from last year. Keegan Codd certainly let everyone in his division know that he is back and means business with his first round knock out. Our little pocket rocket Maddy Phillips fought like a seasoned fighter and was probably unlucky I thought not to get the decision,” said trainer Mark Evans. “You will not see anyone fight with that

WE are calling it a season from heaven, Black Caviar the world’s greatest race horse has won 19 races in a row. Now at Cooroora United Summer Soccer Sevens the mighty Reds beat that by one. After winning 20 games, the reds took out the league trophy and also the Grand Final cup. These guys stormed to a premiership win on the back of an unbeaten run and they continued with a grand final slam dunk. That’s nothing short of terrific. There were approximately 50 fans on hand to watch the game as the reds defeated the grey team, and nobody was disappointed by the quality of football shown by either team. It’s an easy format with 2 ladies and 5 men on the pitch, ages ranging from 15 to 50. Anyone can register at our clubhouse for next year. But be quick because there is a limit of 60 players. And now most of our hero red team begin their 11 a side campaign in the Sunshine Coast League with the first home match scheduled for early May so be sure to keep your eyes open for the advertising banners around Cooroy. We will be playing some of the best young talent the Sunshine Coast has to offer in our own backyard at Cooroora United Soccer Fields. Tony Mc McCarthy, the senior coach said his side are very keen to get into playing, but said most of all he wants the community to come out and support the team. “I think if we get a good start and travel around mid table, then when May comes around and we get a run of home games, we


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can mount our challenge for a top four finals spot. The key to success is without doubt our community support for the club and players and our home ground advantage for our games. Both equally important. “When I’m thinking game plan, my idea is to keep switching tactics on a need to do so basis. We are not going to let any team adapt to us and allow them to devise a plan to beat us”, said McCarthy. “We will be up there and in the hunt. We know we have a team that can play but emotionally we have to take our best performance onto the field week after week. It will be a case of getting our mental state in order as we get going and finding our rhythm.” In the game against Bribe Island last week, gun striker Rhys Jones and game player Joel Mehonoshen provided the biggest influence in the destruction of Bribie Island team, 3 goals to 2. It was a dominant performance with Cooroora having 18 scoring chances to Bribie’s 7. Coach McCarthy played his role in mid field doing plenty of talking and at one point his opposite number asked him if he ever shuts up. After the match in the dressing room the lads commented on how much of a calming influence Tony’s directions brought to the team. All our upcoming matches can be viewed on and our home matches will be advertised around town, so keep your eyes open, stay aware and come down and support. After all it is the world game.



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EMMERSON Ball, the tiny 8 year old rider from Lake Macdonald, and her two ponies, Barjack Mr Bojangles and Owendale Tangelo, rode the pony Barjack Mr Bojangles to win Champion Girl Rider 12 years and under against a hotly contested field of much older riders at the Toowoomba Royal show 2012 last Saturday. Emmerson and her ponies also bought home a swag of Champion, Reserve and Supreme ribbons and in the process, have qualified for the 2013 Grand Nationals to be held in Sydney next year. This is the best of the best riders in Australia and it is considered an honour and priviledge to be able to ride there. Congratulations to Emmi - the “pocket rocket” and our best wishes for her continued success.



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Charity golf day THE Rotary Clubs of Cooroy and Nambour 76 will be hosting the annual Charity Golf Day at Nambour Golf Club on Monday, May 28. All proceeds from the day will go to Katie Rose Care Cottage in Doonan. For further information contact Chris Cumming 5447 7461.

Cooroy Badminton CONGRATULATIONS to Althea Suthya, Claire Blaga, Damien Blaga and Thibaut Zeerstraten from the Cooroy Badminton Club hve been selected to represent Queensland at the 2012 Li-Ning Australasian Under 17 Championship and the June Bevan tournament in Hobart this month.

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