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LISTRA Pty Ltd has been successful in the purchase of the Cooroy Bowling Green and Clubhouse from the Cooroy RSL and the good news for bowlers is that the greens will remain. Listra is a local family owned company that has run national businesses from Cooroy for the past twenty years and previous to that ten years in Noosa. The directors are Ron and Travis McCarthy. “It is our full intention to offer the rinks to the new Bowls Club allowing them to operate independently under a generous lease back arrangement,” said Ron McCarthy. Listra has had negotiations with the Cooroy Bowls Club over the past ten years, at one stage running the club’s restaurant. “The Bowls club has suffered a disruptive decade, however we are confident that the new club will now enter a stable growth period,” said Mr McCarthy. “They certainly will have our full support.” The Cooroy Bowls Club will be meeting on April 12th, with the intention of forming a new independent club. “Once this is accomplished we will be able to establish a secure and affordable lease on a business basis,” said Mr McCarthy. “I am sure that with the continued support of local business, as well as the broader community, we will see a long and viable continuation of the sport. “It has always been the intention of Listra to turn the clubhouse into a Sports Club. This will be ancillary to existing clubs and provide a base for those that are either transient or homeless. Our activities will be structured in a way that will provide opportunities for sport clubs to raise funds. There will a definite emphasis on junior sport.” Renovations and refurbishment will undertaken by Travis McCarthy’s company ‘T-MAC Projects’ and it is anticipated that this will be completed by the end of June with the new club up and running at the beginning of the new financial year. “The Sports Club will continue to offer dining in the form of an affordable club bistro and add a unique form of alfresco dining not yet seen in the Shire,” said Mr McCarthy. “The function room and bar will continue to operate on regulated hours. “After attending Christmas in Cooroy, Travis and I perceived a new dynamic in the town. Young families. “We assume this is a result of closer settlement of the surrounding areas. It is our belief that this new facility will offer a centre for the elderly and the young; in fact the entire broader community.” Stay tuned and get excited!

April 16, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE

Real Estate Page 20

Cooroy Originals back Page 23

Local sport Page 30 & 31

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THE Cooroy Scribe Tribe meets at the Cooroy Library every second and fourth Monday of each month at 2pm for two hours. We are currently seeking new members to join us as we enjoy creating, sharing and growing. Our focus is definitely on fun and we have a lot of laughs and wow moments together as we listen to a wonderful myriad of stories. We began this year with an extra hour devoted to critiquing each other’s stories if any of our members wish to stay but this is definitely not mandatory. The idea behind the extended group is to encourage those writers who wish to develop their writing to the point of being confident enough to consider publishing their work. For mor information please contact Simmonne Celestine on 5442 5367 or 0401637673. Email:

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 photo of the Rolled up Rag (smaller version) in one of the advertisements for you to try and find. 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. Win a $25 dinner at the Cooroy RSL & Bowls Club. Entries close May 1st, 2014. Last edition’s winner was Val Simpson from Lake Macdonald who found the Rolled Up Rag in the Imperial Hotel ad on page 16.

Notice Of Annual General Meeting Cooroy Lower Mill Board Inc. NOTICE is herby given that the 2014 annual general meeting of the Cooroy Lower Mill Board Inc. will be held at Cooroy Library on May 21 at 4.30pm. The meeting will: 1. Receive the Audited report of accounts for the year ending 19th February 2014. 2. Elect board members for 3 board seats being vacated at this time. (members may run again if they wish by putting themselves up for re-election. Anyone wishing to serve may nominate for a position on the Board by submitting the appropriate nomination form to the Secretary within 14 days of the AGM (Nomination forms are obtainable from the Secretary)List of nominations will be posted at the meeting room 7 days before the AGM 3. To appoint auditor for the financial year 20142015. The public is invited but you must be a financial member to vote. Voting members may request a proxy vote form from the Secretary if they are unable to attend. Proxy forms can be given to the Secretary as late as the start of the AGM. To become a financial member, contact Tex Pipke 0412768645 or Peter Musk 5442 6891. Posted by order of the Board Carol Christensen, Secretary, Cooroy Lower Mill Board Inc., P.O.Box 354, Cooroy 4563

Invite for Open General meeting MEMBERS of the Cooroy community interested to hear in detail what the Lower Mill Board is and does are invited to attend an open public meeting to be held on Wednesday May 21 at 4.30pm at Cooroy Library. Guests will have a chance to discuss their interests with board members, hear the Presidents report about activities in the past year, as well as plans for the future. Membership applications will be available, and those who choose to join will be welcome to attend the AGM that will follow

Corooy-Eumundi Garden Club THE next meeting of the Club will be held on Monday 12 May commencing at 9.30 am at the home of Tony and Margaret Porritt, 81 Whispering Gum Avenue, off Jocelyn Drive, Eumundi. The speaker will be Paul Plant, Editor of the subTropical Gardening magazine with his topic being ‘Sensual Pleasures of the Garden’. Members are asked to bring examples of ‘smelling’ plants, leaves or flowers from their gardens for him to talk about. New members are always welcome. For further information please contact Tony on 5442 7403.

ANZAC Day road closure THE ANZAC Day Parade in Cooroy will be between the old Butter Factory and the Police Station and the street will be closed from 1000 hrs until 1100 hrs, April 25, 2014.

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THE Noosa District Orchid & Foliage is hosting a show in conjunction with Cooroy Fusion on the 9th & 10th May. These shows are a great way to see many exotic flowers in one place. There will also be experienced growers on hand to help. The show is well worth the $2 entry fee. Plants of all sizes will be for sale, and experienced growers will be on hand for some guidance on caring for your orchid. The good news is, the Sunshine Coast is perfect for growing orchids but for the benefit of anyone who would like some growing tips from an expert, NDOFS president John Green will give a talk on “How to Grow Orchids” in the Community Access Room, Cooroy Library on Saturday May 10 at 10am. To learn more about orchids you are welcome to attend the Noosa District Orchid & Foliage Society meetings at Tinbeerwah Hall the first Saturday of each month starting at 1pm. Everyone is welcome and bring any troublesome plants with as there is a plant clinic each meeting.

Cooroora Wood & Craft Show AT this year ’s Cooroora Wood & Craft Show members of the Cooroora Woodworkers club will for the first time be able to enter in the new category of Wood Art. The winner will be presented with a certicate and their name engraved on the per-

petual Beckmann Trophy. The Wood Art category and Beckmann Prize celebrates the life of the club’s number one member and his nearly 25 years contribution. Keith, known as “Unk” had a lifelong passion for wood in all its facets from planting

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seedlings to milling to woodworking. He loved turning and mentored many new members in the craft. With every new species of timber he encountered he added it to his library of turned finials which now includes over 200 species both native and exotics. The collection is on display in our clubhouse in the Cooroy Lowermill Precinct. Members of eight regional woodworking clubs are hard at work on their entries in the Inter-Club Competition. The prizes of power tools donated by Sunshine Mitre 10 will be a very welcome addition to any workshop. The winning club holds the Inter-Club trophy at their premises for the following twelve months. Each year the club runs a Woodcraft Raffle which will be drawn on Saturday 10th May at the Cooroy Memorial Hall. The prize this year is a display cabinet created by Bob Bennett to-

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NOOSA Council has moved to seek information that may provide reassurance to the Kin Kin community, amidst concerns over what some residents say are plans for a ‘mega quarry’ on their doorstep. Thursday night’s council meeting voted to seek legal advice on whether an annual capacity limit can be determined for the quarry. Councillor Tony Wellington said the council owes it to the Kin Kin community to resolve just how intensively the quarry may operate. It seems that the quarry’s history might provide a guide to its limitations. “In 2003, Noosa Council passed a motion that extended the life of the quarry,” Cr Wellington said. “That motion included the clear intent that there was to be no increase in the ex-

isting scale and intensity of the quarry. Any such increase would have to be the subject of an additional development application. “At the time of Council’s decision, the operators, Readymix, had estimated their capacity as being 140,000 tonnes per year. Arguably, council’s aim was to not exceed that capacity.” In 2010 the Kin Kin Community Group took court action contesting the quarry approval. By this time Neilsen’s Quality Gravels had taken over as quarry operator. “There are aspects of the legal judgement that raise questions about the limits of the quarry’s operations,” Cr. Wellington said. “The court judgement appears to suggest that the Readymix Plans under consideration in 2003 may set the capacity for

Lean but not mean THE old Noosa Council had a reputation for avoiding bureaucracy and running a tight ship focused on its customers’ needs. This week the council has shown that’s not likely to change. At its monthly ordinary meeting, the council signed off on a new structure that will abolish some unneeded administrative and management positions, while adding three new front-line workers in customer service and parks. The changes will save $680-thousand dollars a year, but will not involve redundancies. Mayor Noel Playford said he doesn’t apologise for his long record of asking

how every council dollar spent helps to serve customers and the community. “We’ll end up with the equivalent of around 348 full time positions” he said. ”If you stack us up against comparable councils around Queensland, you’ll find we’re very much at the lean end of staffing. That’s where we need to be ... lean, but not mean.” Mayor Playford says there’s a lot of work still ahead for the new council, but after just three months he’s pleased that the organisation is getting onto a sound financial footing while delivering the extra services, like bulk rubbish collection, that the voters of Noosa have demanded.

the quarry today. In other words, the quarry may be limited to an output of around 140,000 tonnes. “This is not about setting new conditions on the quarry. Rather, it’s an attempt to determine whether a capacity is already in place. That’s why council needs expert legal advice.” The motion will also see council writing to state authorities regarding both the suitability of the Pomona-Kin Kin haul road and to ensure that appropriate operating conditions are being met on the quarry site. A separate motion passed at Thursday’s Ordinary Meeting resolved not to proceed with any further efforts to upgrade Sheppersons Lane, a gravel road leading to the Kin Kin Quarry. The motion noted that maintenance of the road is the responsibility of the quarry operator.

Community grants IMPORTANT news for community groups active in the Noosa Council area. The new Noosa Council releases first round of community grants. Grant round opened: Monday 7 April, 2014 at 9:00 am, Grant round closes: Monday 5 May, 2014 at 12:00 noon. Important links: Noosa Council Funding and Grants web page Noosa Council Community Grants Policy document 2014 Grant Round 1 web page Email enquiries to or phone Kim Cummins, Grants Officer on 5329 6437.

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New Highway gets a blasting THE Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to advise that low-impact blasting will be required during major earthworks for the Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade, Section A project. Three locations have been identified for possible blasting on the western side of the existing Bruce Highway between Black Mountain Range Road and Gardners Road. Blasting work will be under-

taken intermittently until late 2014, weather permitting. Blasts will occur between 9am and 3pm, from Monday to Friday, with multiple blasts to be carried out during some weeks. The project team will use methods aimed at minimising noise and vibrational impacts, which include creating implosions rather than outward explosions. Safe 200m exclusion zones will be in place at each site to ensure that no members of the gen-

eral public approach the blast sites. The project team will contact residents who are within the exclusion zones to discuss blasting and to answer any questions they may have. The following procedure will be implemented to safely manage the blasting process and provide nearby residents with advance warning of a blast. • The blast controller will secure the area and make sure everyone is a safe distance from the

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Black Mountain Range Road and just south of Gardners Road for the blasting. Sections of Gardners Road, Uhlmanns Road and Pomona Connection Road may also be temporarily closed. Motorists may experience delays of up to five minutes during the blasts. Please follow the instructions of traffic controllers, police and road signs.


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Dolls wanted: the good the bad and the ugly! HAVE any old dolls lying around? Like to donate them to a worthy crafty cause? The team from the Australian Body Art Carnivale need more for their “All Dolled Up” workshops and they’d love your help! The “All Dolled Up” workshops will be held at the Carnivale on 3 & 4 May and provide an opportunity for everyone to take part in body art albeit small body art! Dolls serve as the “models” to be painted, decorated and enhanced in keeping with the 2014 event theme of ‘Dreams and Nightmares’. Adults as well as kids are most welcome to take part.

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news Mum and Dad Investing Geoff Edwards, Branch Manager, Bendigo Community Bank, Cooroy WE often hear the term “Mum and Dad Investors” bandied about in the media, but what does it really mean? It’s used to identify a group of investors that typically have less than $100,000 of investable assets, not including their home or superannuation, who want to increase their wealth and who may have little experience with or knowledge about the share market. One of the important things to remember is that investing in the share market should be seen as a long term strategy. However, one of the problems with everyday investors is that they often buy when the market is at its peak. This is usually after the media has started reporting on the various “booms” and the incredible gains to be made. The problem with this is that the by the time the media hype is in full swing, prices have already been affected and it is too late for the everyday investors.

Unfortunately many Mum and Dad investors also sell at the lowest points in the market after hanging on for a white knuckle ride through the plunge and realising how much money they have lost before deciding the share market is too risky and they want out. As infamous Australian stockbroker Rene Rivkin used to say, the trick to successful share investing is to turn this on its head by buying in gloom and selling in boom. Try to buy when ever your instinct, the media and all of your friends are telling you not to. Another good rule of thumb is diversification of your portfolio with many advisors recommending a minimum of six stocks, generally including banks, property and media. A 2013 survey found that around 20% of investors only hold one share in their portfolio with 22% having only two or three shares. There are many things to consider before you

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Making a smooth transition WITH a Transition to Retirement strategy you can continue working and access your super. Retirement used to represent a sharp break with the past—one day you were working full time, the next you were sitting at home with the rest of your life ahead of you. These days, the transition doesn’t have to be quite so abrupt. Many Australians are keeping themselves active and engaged by continuing for longer in the workforce on a part-time or contractual basis. In fact, more than two in five Australians who work full time and intend to retire are looking to reduce their hours first. [1] The good news is that in the few years prior to retirement you can start to draw an income from your retirement nest egg while you continue working and contributing towards your super. Access your super the smart tax way If you’ve reached your super ‘preservation age’ (currently 55 but rising to 60), you can take some of your existing super as an income stream to help make your transition to retirement a smooth one. This is called a transition to retirement (TtR) strategy. And it can be very tax effective. · You can continue to work and contribute towards your super using tax-effective salary sacrifice contributions. · You can top up your income with a tax-effective income stream from your retirement account (between 4% and up to 10% of the account balance can be drawn each year). · And there’s even a way to ‘refresh’ your TtR strategy every year for potentially even more tax benefits. There are two main ways you can use a TtR strategy. 1. Less work, potentially the same aftertax income The first option is a TtR strategy that may allow you to cut down your working hours while maintaining the same level of aftertax income. Let’s say you’re over 55, you earn $75,000 a year before tax and you have $250,000 in your super. You want to cut back your working hours, which will reduce your before tax salary from $75,000 to $53,500. As shown in the table below, by using a TtR strategy, you can maintain your aftertax income, despite reducing your work hours.

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But it does come at a price—your super balance may dwindle over time as you draw down your pension payments. 2. Same hours, more super The other option is a TtR strategy that may allow you to maintain your work hours, but increase your salary sacrifice contributions to super, and supplement your income with a TtR pension so that there is no reduction in your after-tax income. So let’s say you’re over 60, earning $60,000 a year before tax and you have $200,000 in your super, and you choose to use the full amount to start a pension. As shown in the table below, together with your pension income, you can salary sacrifice $24,380 a year and still receive the same amount of after-tax income in your pocket.

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Free Noosa holiday buses DON’T get caught in traffic or drive around looking for a car park this Easter, catch a free bus instead. Noosa Council has joined with TransLink to provide free Noosa bus services over the busy Easter period. Hop on board and enjoy Noosa’s beaches, attractions, shopping and dining without the hassle of finding a car park. From now until Monday 21 April all local Noosa Sunbus services are free to all residents and visitors (with the exception of Routes 620, 622, 630 & 631). The Free Holiday Buses are designed to reduce traffic congestion in the Noosa region and to encourage people to give public transport a go. Free services include: Regular services: Route 626 - Sunrise Beach to Tewantin; Route 627 - Sunshine Beach to Tewantin; Route 628 - Noosa Junction to Noosa Parklands; Route 629 - Noosa Junction to Tewantin; Route 632 - Cooran to Noosa Junction. Additional temporary services: Route 064 - between Peregian Beach and Noosa Heads; Route 065 - between Noosa Junction and Noosaville. The $2 Boreen Point - Tewantin Flexilink service and Noosa Council Cabs services will also be FREE from now to 21 April (normal booking procedures apply). For residents living between Peregian and Noosa, instead of catching Route 620, the temporary service, Route 064 (operated by Sunbus) is for you. Timetables will be available at a range of locations including Council’s Tewantin office, Noosa and Cooroy Libraries, Noosa Aquatic Centre, Noosa Leisure Centre, tourism information centres, and shopping centres. Timetables are also available on and For more information visit council’s website or call 5329 6500.


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High Tea-licious, with the main entry fronting Garnet Street. Craig and Rebecca Steele of Hinteractive Physio are excited about moving into the new premises and one tenancy is currently vacant. Allan Mahoney will attend the official opening on completion and has given some history of the site: “My grandfather, Simon Mahoney (pronounced Mar-nee), came to Australia in 1863 with his parents and younger brother when about seven. The family first settled in Brisbane and then went to Gympie once gold was discov-

ered. Simon left school at the age of twelve and was one of the first two whim boys on the Gympie Gold Field (a whim boy operated the mining gear to raise and lower the men and equipment). He then worked his way up to become mines manager of Hall’s leasehold, new North Harkings at Mt Pleasant and South Gympie Gold Mines. On leaving Gympie, he purchased the Calliungal Hotel in Mt Morgan in 1906 and in 1911 purchased the Imperial Hotel in Longreach. He left Longreach in 1919 to retire to Cooroy and had the house in Garnet Street built around that time. He called it “Clareville” after his birthplace, County Clare, Ireland. For nquiries regarding the vacant tenancy phone 5447 6006 or 0417 606 290.

IN May 1942, a serious incident took place, which was kept under cover by the authorities, and not revealed until seventy years later. It occurred in Townsville, which had become a major military city, crowded with troops, among them many coloured American men. There was great friction between the white Americans, and the coloured, and it all boiled over on the night of May 22, when some 600 coloured American soldiers mutinied, and tried to kill their white officers. It began with a claim that a coloured soldier had been killed by a white officer, and the mutineers, armed, marched on the town, which they had been forbidden to enter, unless on duty and accompanied by a white officer. It had developed into a very serious, and danger-filled affair. Shots were fired, but no casualties were reported although casualties could have taken place, because nothing at all was reported. An Australian infantry brigade was based in Townsville at the time, as was my own Unit, which had arrived before our impending movement to New Guinea. At midnight on the night of May 22nd, a unit of the brigade was called out, and it blocked the mutineers access to the city, with orders to shoot if necessary. At least one Bren Carrier was included, but no shots were fired, and the Australians were withdrawn at about 3 am. The mutineers were rounded up, and shipped off to New Guinea as soon as possible. It is believed that some 100 of them escaped the net, but were fairly quickly re-captured. It was later revealed the US President-to-be Lyndon B. Johnson, then a Senator, had been sent to Australia to observe, and report on, the Australian War situation. He produced a highly critical report, for the President, on his return to America, which included the mutiny in Townsville by the coloured troops, of which the President and other US based authorities were unaware. He was alarmlingly critical of Australia’s war effort, and observed that Australia had no real ideology, and our only national heroes were Don Bradman, and Ned Kelly - a cricketer and a criminal. He also claimed that Australia’s war effort was pathetic, and there was intense and visible jealousy among our brass hats/ I am not going to get into discussions about LBJ’s report. I have my own views, fostered by my own observations and experiences during the War. But I can say that the mutiny did occur, as I was in Townsville at the time. I can also say that intense friction between the white and the black American servicemen did exist, and some other “oldies” may recall the problems which arose in Brisbane, with coloured troops confined to the South Brisbane area of the city Fortunately, the world has moved on, and the coloured versus white situation in America has improved enormously. Who would have envisaged in that day and age that America would one day have a black President?

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A family friendly community in the Noosa Hinterland

FAMILIES looking for a safe and friendly place to call home should look no further than Cooroy, in the emerald green Noosa Hinterland. This picturesque village is home to more than 3,400 people, award-winning coffee shops, multiple medical and alternative health centres, the Noosa District Hospital, three schools, Child care centres, community parks and excellent sporting facilities, catering to families of all ages and sizes. But the overwhelmingly friendly vibe and sense of safety that people feel when they live here, is why the village is considered by its residents as such a vibrant and attractive place to raise a family. Hundreds of locals recently participated in the Erindale Park Community Promotion, where people were asked to explain what the loved about Cooroy. The responses paint a picture of a community that is simply perfect for families. Elizabeth Mabb who has lived in the region for more than 20 years said Cooroy is “a beautiful, peaceful country town where people still smile.” Local resident Sandy Klein agrees saying “26 years here, Cooroy has everything I need. It is a perfect, safe community.” Wendy Hyatt said “it’s safe, friendly, courteous, considerate and it has hometown hospitality.” Local police Sergeant Mal Scott has also recently commented on the village’s kindhearted nature in his January 2014 police report, available on the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce website. “We are extremely lucky to have such a community and it is clearly evident to me that

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the community spirit is growing each year. The good will and coming together of the community is not only on display at the Christmas parade but can be seen shining through in other ways throughout the year,” Sergeant Scott said. Wythes Real Estate representative Phil Hargrave said Cooroy offers people a place to call ‘HOME’. “People are looking for a sense of community. Cities, like Brisbane, have got to the stage now where they are too big and too busy. We regularly hear from buyers that they want to live in a place with a nice country feel, where they can live organically, buy produce from the local area and enjoy the real relationships that are made in small communities,” Mr Hargrave said. “People also want to live near the beach, but not at the beach. As more and more people discover Cooroy, it just keeps getting better. People come here, have a coffee and explore the village and realise Cooroy offers everything they are looking for.” Mr Hargrave said the parkland setting of Erindale Park on Lake Macdonald Drive was a major drawcard for buyers. “There has been a very strong level of interest in Erindale Park - part of this fabric of the community is that people want to live in a place with lots of open space, without actually having to maintain large acreages Erindale Park is the ideal solution,” Mr Hargrave said. For more information about Erindale Park visit the website and sign up for regular updates via our Enewsletter or contact Samantha Hargrave at Wythes Real Estate on 0417 750 507.

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I WAS thinking the other day how Cooroy has changed over the years since I was first transferred here in 1997. By far the biggest change as far as policing goes is that of the ever decreasing fatality rate in the Cooroy Division. When I first arrived in Cooroy the Bruce highway was a narrow two laned section of road all the way from Yandina through Eumundi, Cooroy and Black Mountain. Those were the days of the two cross intersections outside Eumundi township crossing over the Bruce Highway and leading out to Kenilworth and North Arm. Those were the days that the side of the road through Black Mountain resembled a cemetery with all of the white crosses erected for deceased loved ones. Once a month we’d receive the call to head to the highway and the question wasn’t so much, “Is it a Fatal” rather than, “How many dead this time.” Local police become great mates with the local

Firies, Ambos and SES workers due to the fact that men most often bond the closest in times of adversity. We even started having local Emergency Services Christmas parties when we suddenly realised that the only time we ever caught up was over a couple of dead bodies. In the 10 or so years that the Highway did its worst and claimed all those lives the highway has seen many upgrades and design changes which has saved many lives. The latest upgrades see hundreds of millions of dollars being spent to make a straight double laned road from Cooroy and almost through to Gympie. Together with the road improvements we have seen a strengthening and consolidation of police resolve to enforce the traffic rules and to use intelligence based policing methods to identify the times and places that serious and fatal traffic accidents are most likely to occur. Increased penalties for hoons and repeat traffic

offenders and vehicle impoundment legislation have all added to the arsenal to combat the carnage on our roads. The instance of fatal traffic accidents on the highway have dwindled to the point that we now only get 1 or maybe 2 a year which of course is still 1 or 2 too many but by my reckoning a good 30 odd peoples lives that have been saved in the past 5 years. When lined up side by side 30 people are a lot of people and who knows ... one of those lives saved could have been your daughter’s or son’s or mom and dad. Generally speaking the roads have not been to blame for the accidents occurring but rather have been a contributing factor to a driver making a poor or sometimes downright dangerous decision which has lead to the death of innocent people. I have no doubt that even with the road being widened and straightened with barriers in between oncoming traffic people will

still find ways to kill themselves. Please be aware that traffic rules are there to be obeyed and it’s not good enough anymore to say you didn’t see the sign or you were only over by 10km. Driving a car is about having the right attitude and not just obeying the rules that you think are worth obeying but obeying all the rules. One thing that definitely hasn’t changed is the willingness of the Cooroy Community to assist police with the solving of crime and de-

tection of offenders. Every day we have people coming into the station or phoning us up offering information that greatly assists in the detection of offenders. It never ceases to amaze me that on many occasions and within hours of an offence occurring police will receive information from the public which leads to the apprehension of an offender. Cooroy continues to lead the District in the solving of crime and I am in no doubt this is due to the close interaction of the community with local police.

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Wellington’s Way MP Peter Wellington GOOD News for Community Groups: At last some good news to report, the Government has responded to my lobbying and agreed that some ‘not for profit community groups’ will be exempt from paying the Emergency Management and Fire Rescue Levy. Community organisations including churches, showgrounds, libraries and community halls with an E-class category will be exempt from paying the levy. In order to find out if your organisation is eligible for an exemption of the levy you must contact your local Council office. Cooroy students help farmers: Last week in Parliament I congratulated the students at Cooroy State School for their fundraising efforts on behalf of our drought-affected Queensland farmers. I told the Parliament that the school had raised more than $600 to help our farmers by dressing as a farmer for the day. The school was a sea of colour as students changed from their traditional green and gold uniforms to denim and flannelette in an assortment of colours. The idea was the brainchild of the school’s student council after they heard the struggle farmers were having combating the drought. Newly appointed School Principal Des Deighton, told me about the students success when I attended the school’s student leadership induction recently. Des who was the former principal of Yandina State School is keen for his new school to have a community focus. Congratulations to the new school leaders on their election to office and also to the school students for their successful fundraising efforts. Nicklin Community Awards: It’s that time of the year again and I am seeking nominations for people living in the Nicklin electorate who

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LOVERS of realistic art will be happy to know that Lew Brennan is having a ‘pop up’ exhibition at Artspace101 over the Easter period. Living his life in Cooran raising a family, cattle and quarter horses Lew’s art is highly reflective of his time in this beautiful part of the world. The long awaited exhibition has generated significant interest already and Lew puts it down to not only a growing base of people interested in his art, but a renewed celebration of realism worldwide. “I’m sure part of the resurgence of interest in realism is due to technology. Today the whole world is watching, not just the regular and casual gallery visitors” said Lew. “New media is certainly new for me but it clearly has opened up my work to a massive new audience and I have been overwhelmed by the level of interest and support.” Many on the coast will recognize Lew

from his 15 years as a councillor in Local Government, finishing his time after the Sunshine Coast Councils first 4 year term. His creative contributions to our region’s economy are well known, including convincing the council to purchase the Horton Park Golf Course for the future redevelopment of Maroochydore. “I’m absolutely convinced that Maroochy can become the most attractive and liveable regional scale city in Australia if not the World. It is exciting to see the private sector stepping up to play their part in this, with the Big Top currently under renovation and Ocean Street re-inventing itself into a funky food and entertainment precinct. From Mooloolaba to the Maroochy CBD will be an amazing place to live and work.” Although he says he misses the creative opportunities that come with local government he now sees today as the best time of his life. “Life is truly amazing, I have a wonderful family, I’m in the studio full time and I’m turning out my best work by far.” The ‘pop up’ exhibition focuses on his love of the horse, an animal he spent many years with as a young breeder and trainer, but also work depicting the contemporary small town life that he loves so dearly. “From here on in I’ll be continuing to dig deeper into the ‘real deal’ of rural life, not romanticized, no picket fence scenes, but hard core heart and soul stuff.” The Artist in Residence exhibition at Artspace 101, 101 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba runs until 30th April 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Lew is currently represented by E S Lawrence Gallery, Aspen Colorado; Gallery Vespa, Sorrento Victoria; Noosa Classics, Noosaville Qld and World of Empire, Perth WA.

Pottery exhibition at Butter Factory NOOSA Council’s Butter Factory Arts Centre welcomes a stunning collection of ceramic works reflecting a shared love of travel through ancient lands in the Journey through Time and Place exhibition, open to the public from until 10 May 2014. This diverse exhibition draws together the individual styles and techniques of the Cooroy Potters, comprising Pam Walsh, Monika Juengling, Julie Wall and Glen Buckley, who meet regularly at the Butter Factory Arts Centre’s Pottery Studio. Here, their shared love of working with clay and travel has inspired this stunning collection of wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic works. Gubbi Gubbi Gun’doo Yang’ga’man is concurrently showing at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. It is an exhibition documenting the research and reconstruction project to relearn the skills of traditional bark canoe making with the local Gubbi Gubbi people. The display documents these activities and promotes the project’s national significance and value for the community. This project has been developed with the support of the artists and their community and funded by Sunshine Coast Council’s Cultural Heritage Levy. The artists were Lyndon Davis, Brent Miller, Nathan Morgan and Kerry Jones. Filming and photography by James Muller of Earth Base Productions and research undertaken by Ray Kerkhove.

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Easter holiday fun at Eumundi Markets HOP along to Eumundi Markets in the upcoming Easter school holidays for an Easter Treasure Hunt, art and craft, pony rides, and more! Market Manager Peter Homan says a highlight for many children visiting the markets is the annual Easter Treasure Hunt, taking place on Easter Saturday April 19. “Treasure hunters are given clues and must find the answers as they make their way through our colourful markets,” he says. “They can take their time and enjoy the market fun as they go along, and when they complete their journey, each young treasure hunter will receive a delicious chocolate Easter bilby made by Eumundi’s own Lief Chocolates”. The treasure hunt is open to the first 300 kids to register at the market office from 8am on the day. Crafty kids visiting Eumundi Markets over the school holidays will also have the opportunity to

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get creative by taking part in kids craft workshops on Saturday 5 April, Wednesday 9 April, Saturday 12 April, Wednesday 16 April, and Saturday 19 April (Easter Saturday). The workshops are being led by local craft queen and ceramic artist Merrie Tomkins. Only $10 per participant, the workshops are designed for children, however big kids (teenagers and adults) are welcome to take part too – if spaces permit. Children under five must be accompanied by a carer – to help them with the tricky bits! In addition, kids visiting the markets can have also their faces painted or enjoy a pony ride – not to mention play in the tree covered Dick Caplick Park. Eumundi Markets is renowned as the best art and craft market in Australia.. Visit, follow us on facebook or call (07) 5442 7106 for further information.

FOR the teens, there’s Steampunk jewellery workshops, with offerings of old machinery that are blended together to make unique one-offs that can do nothing but impress. Cogs and wheels, watch parts and old lace, a hot glue gun and plenty of imagination merge to create wonderful pieces that can only be described as Victorian era meets 21st Century. These wonderful workshops will be held at 10am on Tuesday 15 April at Noosaville Library and Thursday 17 April at Cooroy Library.

Other events at Noosaville Library include Pet Rocks and Story Stones on Tuesday, and Wow! Writers on Wednesday. Cooroy Library is also hosting Making Dreamcatchers on Monday, Wow! Writers on Wednesday, and Preschool Storytime. Make sure to call the libraries soon to book places for your kids for these great workshops. For more information about school holiday fun at local libraries visit or phone 5329 6555.

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town of Cooran with a commentary on the history of the town and the flora & fauna of the area. Refreshments will be available in the Cooran Trading Post at the end of the walk which takes around 90 minutes. We suggest a hat & comfortable shoes (& umbrella if raining). A gold coin donation to the museum applies. Friday 9th May - INAUGURAL POMONA CEMETERY TOUR: Meet at the gates of the Pomona Cemetery at 3.45, the tour will start at 4.00pm & should last about 90 minutes. A gold coin donation to the museum applies. Friday 16th May - “FASHION PARADE 2014 - EARLY 1900’s TO THE SWINGING 60’s”: At the Noosa Museum, 29 Factory Street Pomona. Starting at 5.30, wine, cheese and other ‘nibblies’ will be

served as well as tea, coffee and soft drink. There will be an MC and a raffle. The fashions are part of the museum’s collection and will be modelled by volunteers from the museum and community organisations. There will also be displays of historical needlework and embroidery and hand sewn baby clothes circa 1800’s. Entrance fees as follows - Adult $15, Concession, CHS member & National Trust member $12, Student/Child $5. Bookings essential for the fashion parade and preferred for the walks. Ring 07 5485 1080 or go to The Noosa Museum is located at 29 Factory Street Pomona. Museum Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday - 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

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at the Cooroy Library Did a relative serve in the Army? Want to find out more? John Sparrow from the Cooroy–Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group will provide tips and resources for you to find out. Free. Bookings required. or 5329 6555 Create hand-crafted jewellery in neo-Victorian, sci-fi and shabby chic designs. Or just make it up as you go. For ages 12-18. Free. Bookings required. or 5329 6555 These small group sessions introduce the concepts of what the Internet is, and the basics of surfing and searching the Internet. Free. Bookings required. Phone 5329 6555 Join Louise Cusack in this hands-on workshop as she takes you on the journey of fantasy world building. In partnership with Voices on the Coast. For ages 10+Free. Bookings required. or 5329 6555

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EXHIBITIONS Journey through Time and Place by the Cooroy Potters and Gubbi Gubbi Gun’Doo Yang’Ga’Man Exhibition Dates: Thursday 10 April – Saturday 10 MayExhibition Guided Tour and morning tea: Wednesday 16 April, 10.00am. Free, bookings required, all welcome. Journey through Time and Place. The Cooroy Potters are a group of diverse potters who meet regularly in the Pottery Studio at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Here they discovered a shared love of travel through ancient lands. These journeys through time and place have inspired this collection of their ceramic works. Gubbi Gubbi Gun’Doo Yang’Ga’Man. This is an exhibition documenting the research and reconstruction project to relearn the skills of traditional bark canoe making with the Gubbi Gubbi people. The Gubbi Gubbi Gun’doo Yang’ga’man project is funded by Sunshine Coast Council’s Cultural Heritage Levy.

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Monday 5 May 10am - noon

Thursday class (ongoing) Kids Pottery 3.30 – 5.00pm with Merrie Tomkins Saturday class (ongoing) 9.30am -12.00pm

Cost (Thursday): $25 per session - includes firing & materials. Cost (Saturday): $35 per session - includes firing & materials. For further information and bookings (essential), contact Merrie on 0412 486 438 or at

Compost, Worm Farms and Everything in Between

Thursday 8 May 6-7.30pm

Saturday 3 May 9.30am – 12.30pm

Cost: $25 per person (children under 11 to be accompanied by an adult)For further information and bookings contact Noel on 0400 314 902.

Discover Earthships The ultimate sustainable housing

Bamboo Flute Making with Noel Dowling

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Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group. Free. Bookings required. 5329 6555 Come along and feast on a wide range of tools and ideas that you can use on your computer, mobile device and smartphone to further feed your interest in cooking. Learn how to gather favourite recipes and blogs in one place, find out how to get an index for all those cookbooks you own and start on your own digital cookbook.Free. Bookings required. or 5329 6555

Alex is not only a fine craftsman whose specialty is in making beautiful rocking horses but is also a fine wood turner. He took up the craft of pyrography just a few years ago and quickly attained a high level of expertise. Join us for morning tea and a chat with Alex. Free. No bookings required. Join Psychotherapist and Naturopath Pamela Pannifex as she discusses simple methods to enhance and develop communication skills for better relationships. Learn to identify the three main styles of communication and how they can be used for the best results. Free. Bookings required. or 5329 6555 There are many ways to use our food and garden waste as a wonderful resource in our own backyards. Discover some of the easy solutions you can try at home. You might even win a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi system to help start your journey. Free. Bookings required. or 5329 6555 Can you imagine a world where houses were cheap to build, could help provide food for the family, and selfheated or cooled all year round - all while living off the grid?Join Ryan Mayne to discover the land of Earthships. Find out what is happening around the world and here on the sunshine coast with the construction of ecofriendly, sustainable housing. Free. Bookings required. or 5329 6555


COOROY RAG Local girls ‘Shave for a Cure’

LOCAL mother and daughter team, Heather and Joanna Ford recently ‘Shaved for a Cure’. Joanna announced to her mother that she was going to do the shave and that was it. Out went the fundraising posters and collection tins. Heather helped her daughter with the fundraising, and wanted this to be a very special event. They recently lost a family member to leukaemia, and took this opportunity to do something special in his memory. Joanna had just had her head shaved when her mum sat down in the chair for her head shave. Joanna was delighted when she found out that she would be sharing the experience with her mum. Heather had told a select few that she intended joining her daughter in the event, as she wanted to surprise Joanna. The girls want to thanks all their friends and family who donated money for this event. Together, they raised over their target of $500.

Peace of mind where the small cattle roam

WHEN Suzanne Baker and Pam Robinson bought their beautiful house on forty acres in Eerwah Vale they weren’t entirely sure what they were going to do with all the space. But that’s when they discovered miniature cattle or, to be more precise, Miniature White Galloway cattle. These amazing animals (imagine gentle-natured, long-haired cattle about the size of Shetland Ponies) have transformed their lives in so many different ways. Initially they decided to buy just a couple of steers but, six years later, their herd has grown to forty and, what started as a hobby, has clearly grown into a passion. It turns out there’s a

big demand for Galloway cattle - in fact they have a waiting list. Not only do they make popular paddock pets but they are also being used in animal-assisted therapy. People find it easy to relax and destress around these gentle beasts and they can help restore trust in relationships for people (particularly children) who have suffered abuse. An adoption programme has also been launched which is a great way to encourage compassion towards animals and all the proceeds go to a wonderful cause - the STAMP IT OUT anti-bullying campaign. For more check out www.cuddlecow. com or www.miniature While their


cattle are helping others de-stress Pam and Suzanne have had to deal with some stress of their own. Knowing that termites are a fact of life in South East Queensland and having purchased a very valuable property with a house, studio, garage and workshop all made entirely of wood they were understandably worried about how to protect their investment. They have always tried to keep everything as “clean and green” as possible and, with their cattle and dogs around, they weren’t too keen on introducing chemicals to deter the termites. Enter Cooroy Pest Control (CPC) with a solution that has ticked all the boxes and given them huge peace of mind. It’s called the Exterra Interception and Baiting System and it’s environmentally friendly, guaranteed and insured. “Real professionals, always friendly, with a wonderful back up service,” is how Pam describes CPC. “They have literally halved our stress levels,” adds Suzanne.

Jack and Tara get a taste of their future JACK Geisel wants to be a Mechanic when he finishes school, so he was pretty pleased to be able to spend a whole week at local business Cooroy Automotive Services. During the final week of first term, Year 10 students from Noosa Christian College, Cooroy completed their work experience placements at local businesses in Noosa and the hinterland. Jack says he enjoyed his time there and was grateful to Mr Tony Bancroft for having him in his workplace and for allowing him to get hands-on with some duties like changing tyres and replacing oil filters. Tara Smith was also very happy after completing her placement with Ms Brooke Talbot of Greencross Vets in

Tewantin. “I found it very interesting and learnt allot from the experience. I loved being able to assist the surgeries, setting up, watching the procedures and cleaning up. Learning all the medical terms was a bit challenging though”. Tara is glad she selected a Vet for her placement since she is keen to pursue a career in Veterinary Science and may apply for a Traineeship to start things off. Noosa Christian College Teachers Mr Gary Coe and Mrs Neroli Dobson would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all the businesses that hosted students from Year 10, giving them an important opportunity to gain insight into the vocational years beyond education.

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Cooroy Scout Group

Carl and Katrina Riethmuller both formerly of Cooroy, welcomed the birth of the first Child Ryan into the world on 18 February 2014 weighing in at 8lb 15oz.

James Hardcastle cutting the celebratory cake

Happy 50th Birthday to the lovely Jenny Coxon for the 3rd April, pictured with her husband, family and grandchildren. Jenny partied the night away with family and friends in fancy dress.

Above: Happy Birthday to Michael Wedge (Daddy) for the 12th April love & cuddles from your little princess Maddie xx

COOROY Scout Group awards high achieving youth: Cooroy Scout Group had the honour of presenting the very prestigious “Queen’s Scout” Award recently to James Hardcastle. James has been a member of Cooroy Scout Group for approximately 8 years, starting as a member of the Scout Troop where he earned his Scout Medallion, and then Venturer Scout Unit where he went on to achieve further to finally earn his Queen’s Scout status. This Award is the highest youth award achievable in the Scouting movement and demonstrates that James has an exceptional standard of achievement and development in the areas of Leadership, Outdoor Skills, Personal growth and Community Involvement and Service. James’s achievements have been impressive and we are all very proud of him. James is not only a Queen’s Scout but he is also the Junior Commodore of Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club. Well done James! Not only does Cooroy now have a Queen’s Scout but we will also be recognising the efforts of two younger scouts with the presentation of their “Scout Medallions” this month. Samuel Casasola and Emily Lansdown have been working hard over the past 3+ years to fulfil the challenges required to earn this award. As with the Queen’s Scout Award, these motivated teenagers have sought to excel in Leadership, Outdoor Skills, First Aid and Personal Development among many other things to earn their Medallions. Cooroy can be very proud to have such

high achieving community minded youth. Congratulations Samuel and Emily! Car Boot Sale: Seems like all we have to do to make it rain and fill our water tanks is to schedule a car boot sale. It worked out that way again in March, with heavy rain swamping our grounds and causing the Group to postpone our popular event. Please note that the next Car Boot Sale is now scheduled for 25th May. Please ‘like’ our Car Boot Sale Facebook page to get all the updates: https:// w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / CooroyScoutsCarBootSale?fref=ts For bookings phone Jackie 0439590586 A/H please. New Group Contact: Welcome to our New Group Leader Sally!! After 8 years as Group Leader, I (Elaine aka Raksha) have decided to let someone else have all the fun and handed over the role to Sally. Sally brings a lot of new enthusiasm and energy to the role and I am confident that she will continue to help our Group grow, thrive and provide scouting to the youth of Cooroy. I hope you get as much enjoyment from the role as I did Sally!! For all those other adults out there who would love to get involved in scouting, we always need leaders so give Sally a call. All training is provided. All YOU need to provide is enthusiasm, a friendly attitude, an ability to work as a team and a desire to volunteer your time to help our local youth. Have a chat with Sally on 0415 984 900.

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Right: Happy 18th Birthday Cody Breed

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Pomona SS wins Community Garden of the Year!

Pomona State School Groundsman Wayne Voss and Teacher’s Aide Shaylene Brock (back, right) with students, accepting the Community Garden of The Year Award, presented to them by Gardens Clubs Australia President Ken Bradley and Glenys Bruun from Nambour Garden Club. THE Sensory Garden at Pomona State School has been officially recognised as the “Gardening Australia 2013 Community Garden of the Year” in an award ceremony on school parade before the Easter break. School Grounds Officer Wayne Voss and Teacher’s Aide Shaylene Brock

proudly accepted the “Golden Spade”, certificate and prize money on behalf of the school. The Sensory Garden, officially opened in August last year by MP David Gibson, featured in the national “Gardening Australia” magazine’s January edition after winning the 2013 Community Garden of the Year

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award. This unique garden was developed with the aim of making a creative and stimulating space for students to not only learn about the environment but also to reflect on the social and emotional lessons provided in class (eg. through the mental health program “Kids Matter”). According to Shaylene, “The Let Go

logs help students let go of emotions that may stop them from moving forward. The uneven climbing logs give the idea that life has ups and downs and that it is okay like that. The Cross Over bridge shows students that they can make different choices. The Sit and Think seat is a place to reflect and share ideas, while the Whispering Wishing Well is a focus for students to set goals and engage in positive thinking.” The Sensory Garden features a diverse range of flora including hundreds of natives, exotics, vegetables and herbs. To stimulate the senses there are “Fragrant”, “Edible”, “Tropical” and “Touch and Texture” sections within the garden. To encourage student’s creativity and imagination, three areas representing “Water”, “Land” and “Air” are incorporated into the garden, including a boat, logs designed as a bus and a large concrete dragon upon which the children can sit on and ’fly’.

Classes at Pomona also use the Sensory Garden for other lessons, including maths and science, and the outdoor chessboard within the garden provides opportunities for cognitive challenges in an engaging natural setting. Students can also be part of the maintenance of the garden through the lunch time Garden Club, under the supervision of Shaylene. Wayne and Shaylene’s passion for gardening and the education of children has driven this project from its inception in 2011 to its completion last year. Supported by many of the school’s students, parents, other staff members and community volunteers, Wayne and Shaylene spent countless hours (often in their own time) working on this garden and sourcing discounted / free materials to recycle into something special that the whole school community can treasure for many years to come.

pomona Romeo wins Qld Store Manager 2014

Romeo Bordignon receives his QLD IGA Store Manager of the Year at the awards ceremony held in Singapore ROMEO Bordignon started his retail career with independent supermarket retailer Wimberley’s in the early 1980’s undertaking a retail traineeship. Working throughout his career in various management positions for a number of different independent retailers, Romeo has always shown outstanding leadership and attention to detail in the running of a retail business. He worked for IGA distribution as an area manager before going back to the retail coalface. Romeo has been a Store Manager at Pomona IGA for 4 years and prides himself on leading his team by example. His team strive for results and are always open to new ideas. Romeo sets the highest standards in all departments. This is clearly evident to all of his customers.

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Classifieds Church Notices


Garage Sale

REMINDER The Independent Theatre at Eumundi AGM

Home & Workmans Shed CLEARANCE SALE

Will be held on Thursday 17th April at 6.30pm at the Eumundi School of Arts Hall. All positions have been declared vacant. All active paid-up members are encouraged to attend. 5472 8200.

Volunteers Required

Urgently Needs Volunteers Do you have a couple of hours to spare each week or fortnight. Pomona Meals on Wheels needs deliverers, office and kitchen help. If you would like to help phone 54851777 between 8a.m. -12noon, Mon.Wed.Fri. or email us: We would love to hear from you.

Church Notices

Hardwood timber - asssorted workshop equipment Wanatex single electronic bed (VGC) $500.00 3 piece lounge (AN)/electrical items , extensive kitchen - bakers storage and cookware products Garden Settings and equipment Bike/ helmet - golf clubs - 8mm projector with screen and stand Office furiture - and much more

Pre-sales and inquiries/purchases please call 0407 312 226 or 54 426 208

Saturday and Sunday 19th, 20th April - 7am to 2pm 39 OVERLANDER AVENUE, COOROY For Sale


Uniting Church in Australia Cooroy/Pomona

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

PH: 5447 6152 Excellent Condition includes Cues, Cue Stand, Pool Balls, Snooker Balls, Brush, Quality Heavy Duty Cover

Anglican Parish of Cooroora

Moving House won’t fit - Need Gone ASAP $

Pomona - Rectory St - Sunday 7.30am Cooroy - Tewantin Road - Sunday 9.30am Kin Kin - Main St - 10.00am (1st Sunday of the Month)

400 ono

PH: 0407 203 569

For more info call Rev Jillian Moses 5485 1218

What’s On

COOROY MARKET Held at RSL Memorial Hall Maple Street, Cooroy

9.30am Family Service Every Sunday Contemporary worship & teaching Incredibles Children’s Program from toddlers to primary school age Refreshments after the service - People of all ages welcome -

Every Thursday 8am - 1pm Crafts, Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, Plants, Fruit & Vegs, Jewellery, Books and Flowers. Organic Dried Foods, DVDs & Reflexology Equipment

Contact Tilly 0418 793 962


113 Marara Street Cooroy 4563 07 5447 7797 Assemblies of God Church

Position Vacant Herd Recorder To service local dairies Gympie South/East –Kenilworth area Up to three weeks work per month Reliable vehicle – ute or wagon Able to work milking hours Equipment and training provided


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

Also ‘Options 4 U’ OPSHOP 1 Memorial Ave, Pomona - PH: 5485 0206 - 0412 972 744 Page 18 - Cooroy Rag, April 16, 2014

The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia Clairvoyance - Guest Speakers - Healing Meditations COOROY - QCWA Hall Maple Street Wednesdays 7.00pm Rev Kathy McVann - 0414 972632

SUNRISE SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Tinbeerwah Hall. cnr Sunrise & Noosa /Cooroy rds. 2nd &4th Sundays 10am. Reverend Laine Harry. - meet like minded people.

Send application and resume to or phone 1800 241 669

Healing Group LOTUS HEALING GROUP Every Monday, Cooroy CWA Hall next tp RSL. From 9.30am with meditation at 10am. $10 donation per service to cover hall costs. Morning tea and lunch are included. All welcome. Contact Jenny on 5442 8246 or 0405 363 604.

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Old hall given new lease of life

A NEW state-of-the-art kitchen for Cooran Hall is the last major refurbishment to be completed in a fouryear long project to repair and modernise one of Sunshine Coast’s older public buildings. An energetic and forward-thinking committee has been securing government and gambling grants and funding from Sunshine Coast Regional Council for the improvements, which includes new stage curtains and timber flooring, the interior repainted, floors sanded and resealed, and landscaping. The hall also has new insulation and solar power, and had disabled toilets installed and a concrete pathway to make the hall more accessible. Committee president Kim Bryant said it took an effective and dedicated committee to get the job done, but when it came to work on the kitchen, it was hall treasurer Irene Gibbs and her husband Rob whose hard work and creativity really shone through. After receiving quotes in excess of $100,000 to construct a new commercial standard kitchen, Rob and Irene took on the job of project managing and reduced the cost to $67,000. They used local tradesmen and had nothing but praise for electrician Bernie Waite, Safari Plumbing, and Sprott’s Steel. “They really were great – the best I’ve worked with,” Rob said. He and Irene also thanked Sunshine Coast Regional Council for “coming to the party”. “Council were good to us,” Irene added. “They sorted out any issues and Cr Tony Wellington was great. It

Kenilworth exhibition ANCIENT history combines with contemporary sensibilities in Avital Sheffer’s forthcoming exhibition ‘Beneath my Feet’, at Lasting Impressions Gallery in Kenilworth. Sheffer’s ceramic work evokes the textures of desert cities and dusty souks, ornate Moorish palaces and ancient scribes. Sheffer has exhibited widely across Australia and the USA, The exhibition runs until 27 th April. A preview of all exhibition pieces is available at www.lastingimpressions




would have been hard to get this done without his help.” Long-time local and hall committee secretary, George Hillier, said the completion of the kitchen had come around a decade after the original plans were drawn up. “We’ve been aiming to do it for a long time,” he said. “The new kitchen really helps broaden the halls ability to host functions”. The kitchen includes two electric turbo fan ovens, a six-top gas burner, stainless steel benches and walls, a Washtech dishwasher, microwave, drinks fridge, a beautiful timber servery and a full dinner service crockery set to serve 100 people. “All these improvements and new additions have given the hall a new burst of energy,” Kim said. “Our aim is to preserve the heritage of this wonderful old building alongside improving and upgrading its facilities, all with a view to helping to keep our community socially and creatively connected.” The venue is used regularly for touring concerts, open-mic nights, amateur theatre, art exhibitions community meetings and now so much more. Kim said the venue was perfect for wedding receptions and other major functions, with its oldworld charm and excellent new kitchen facilities. The kitchen was completed with funding from Jupiters Casino and Gambling Community Benefit Funds. For more information and to contact the Cooran Hall Committee, go to www.cooran Rob and Irene Gibbs (older couple), Kim Bryant and George Hillier in the new kitchen at Cooran Hall.

Cheese Tasting

with Matt Go


Saturday 26th April

Stocking a G Grreat Range of Conv entional Conventional & Or ganic FFru ru it & V eg Organic ruit Veg Also off ering a FFantas antas tic offering antastic selection of Or ganic uten Organic ganic,, Gl Gluten Free & Local pprrod ucts oducts 4 memorial ave pomona ph: 5485 1922

Pomona Fruit & Vegie Market goes cheesy for a day. ON Saturday 26th April from 9am – midday Pomona Fruit & Vegie Market invites you to come along and be part of their launch of the Woombye Cheese Company (formerly Blackall Country Cheese). New Name, New Label but same great cheese is going to be available for sale and taste testing. Graham and his team will be there to tempt you with some fantastic soft cheeses like triple brie and camembert as well as the scrumptious Persian and Marinated feta range. Celebrity chef Matt Golinski will be creating some delicious recipes incorporating the Woombye Cheese Company Range. Pomona Fruit & Veg stock conventional and organic produce and have a great range of traditional and gourmet organic groceries and supports local producers. Rewards cards are available and phone orders are welcome. They may look small on the outside, but are big on the inside so call and enjoy some good old fashioned friendly service. You might be surprised at what you find.

Kin Kin’s flashing school zone signs switched on NEW flashing school zone lights are now installed at Kin Kin State School as part of the Newman Government’s election commitment. Member for Gympie, David Gibson MP said the flashing lights will assist to warn motorists to slow down in school zones. Mr Gibson said children are by nature unpredictable, and may not be concentrating when they approach the streets or roads adjacent to the school. The Newman Government has committed $10 million over four years to install flashing light signs at over 300 school zones. During 1 January to 30 September 2013, there were 22,365 speeding infringements issued in school zones. This is 24 per cent greater than the same period for 2012. Of the 22,365 speeding infringements, 251 were issued to drivers travelling between 31 and 40 km/h above the speed limit and 21 were issued to drivers travelling more than 40 km/h above the speed limit.




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EASTER TRADING HOURS Good Friday - Closed Easter Saturday - Open Easter Sunday - Open Easter Monday - Closed

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news Massive family home, dual living


Price reduction attracts new interest THIS once in a lifetime opportunity to own an authentic Australiana lifestyle property is now being offered for sale for the 1st time ever. Being a family home for 30 years and the pride & joy of the current owner, it is now time to downsize. Hand crafted in local timbers, the home exudes a natural earthy feel while remaining cool and comfortable. Rich polished hardwoods and honey coloured pines complement each other through the inside of the home. High arched ceilings, and a spacious mezzanine master bedroom complete with walk in robe and private balcony set this home apart. A comfortable formal lounge room on the lower floor opens onto the second verandah by way of antique french doors. The main living area combines the kitchen and dining area which flows onto the living room fitted with wood combustion heater. Two more bedrooms are

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428,000 L/N 6055

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accessed from the living room and a nifty loft makes a handy office or guest room at a pinch. Guests visiting this home will be taken back to a bygone era. All those who are romantics and decorators will truly appreciate the unique appeal and natural ambiance which you just can’t replace. With the addition of some finishing touches and personal preferences the new owner will complete this home to a traditional Australian masterpiece. Great views to the North-North West up through the valley are easily enjoyed from the verandahs on 2 levels, and a wide timber deck on the Eastern side of the home is a perfect afternoon entertainers retreat. Massive shedding areas suitable for all sorts of pursuits, maybe classic car restoration, horse and tack area, or even a great place for a bush band to shake some bottletops. Large poles have been utilized and the building is reminiscent of an old shearing shed. The land is just under 40 acres and mostly natural bushland, with lovely cleared sections around the house area. If you are looking for something completely different, with character and ambiance perfect for creating very special memories for your family and friends, make sure you inspect this property, it will be very hard to walk past. The owner is committed to this sale and looks forward to handing the keys over to another passionate Australian. Call Paul Bielby at Countryside Realty 0437 346 256 $499,000


SITUATED in a most desirable quiet no through road, a short drive to the Noosa River & beaches and only short walk to the beautiful Lake MacDonald, the spaciousness & quality of this 5 (or 6) bedroom family home will definitely appeal. From an inviting entry the modern open plan living is filled with light and steps out via stackable sliding doors to a generous covered outdoor entertaining area overlooking the saltwater swimming pool and an oasis of beautifully kept lawn all on 2.6 lush acres. It’s the perfect space to keep a horse for the kids, the land is all usable and has the benefit of a bore & dam. The versatile single level floor plan caters for the extended family with both privacy & entertaining in mind. Beautiful bamboo flooring are a feature and the

Private north east outlook


“Mahoney Place” 11 Garnet St Cooroy

1x80m2 UNIT LEFT For Lease details Phone Owner 07 54 476 006 or 0417 606 290

chef of the house will be most impressed with the 12 month old spacious kitchen. The home is perfect for a dual living situation or for those needing an extra rental income. The possibilities are endless! Other features include enormous air conditioned master suite with luxurious spa and double vanity basins, double sized bedrooms, security screens, kitchenette, multiple living areas, office, shed & chook house. If entertaining, perfect presentation and a fresh modern design are your priorities, this property will certainly not disappoint. Price: $ 749,000. Please call Kess Prior at 0404 344 399 or email us for further information on this property.

THIS ten acre property is one the most scenic small acreage properties in this area!! With a beautiful permanent creek that runs through the rear edge of the property, which has picturesque water holes and rainforest pockets that creates this peaceful tranquil feeling... The timber home has three good sized bedrooms,

high ceilings, two bathrooms, spacious kitchen, and an open plan living area which opens out onto the large rear verandah that takes in the scenic outlook. Located not far from the home is a large farm shed (an old dairy shed) great for storage workshop etc., plus the added bonus of a two bay carport and a wooden two bay garage. The land is north east facing, ideal for growing and has plenty of pasture for animals with gently undulating paddocks which are overlooked by the spacious rear verandah. But for mine the property is all about the fantastic creek areas that have been set-up with weirs and waterholes, where you can sit and get away from it all. The property is fantastic value and has plenty of scope for any rural venture with great water supply and useable land. Priced at $455,000 - call Michael Robinson from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for further details on 0431 865 616, call the office on 5485 1788, or drop into the office at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona

Do you Like Facebook? Hop online & your Community Page called “NOOSA HINTERLAND” Promoting our Beautiful Area Call Paul Bielby 0437 346 256

REALTY • NOOSA Page 20 - Cooroy Rag, April 16, 2014

dining & entertainment A super-star for a super concert


INTERNATIONAL star Judy Glen will headline this year’s Mother’s Day Super Concert at The Indee, Judy, whose fabulous career has spanned the world, is a one woman entertainment dynamo. She is unique, an actress, comedienne and

operatic soprano. She’s a one-person, highpowered entertainment unit. Judy began her career with tours of America, the UK, Spain, Singapore, New Zealand and included five national tours around Australia. She also appeared in leading roles in major musicals, such as The Sound of Music, HMS Pinafore opposite Yes Minister ’s Paul Eddington, Man of La Mancha and Big Sister and also shared the stage with Ben Elton at the Aberdeen Comedy Festival. The first half of the Super Concert will include such acts as the Fantasia Hippos, the Sunshine Coast’s Pam Ayers, Ruth Watson, noted violinist, Iain MacLean, the wonderful voice of Calyce Bennetts, the man of musicals, Barrie Woods and Eddie Ellis, channeling Stanley Holloway. This will be a standout show so make sure of your family’s seats by booking early. The Indee has pegged the Mother’s Day prices, tickets are still $20 and $18 concessions. or 5472 8200.

RSL Maple Street 54476131 Bowls Opal Street 54476051



APRIL 17th ...................... NEIL JENKINS MAY 2nd ......................................... FABIAN

Saturday 26th April Dels Birthday Party Draw Entertainment Billy Guy


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Monday-Saturday Steak or Fish Salad & Chips

Thursday April 17th


.50 14 Courtesy Bus Thursday - Sunday Nights - Information for Members, Guests and Bona Fide Visitors -

Tues & Wed Night includes FREE Dessert Wine selection $10 a bottle


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dining & entertainment Heaps of fun, fabulous entertainment and free activities at the 2014 Cooroy Fusion Festival!


FRESH SEAFOOD & Tasty Takeaway Menu Fresh Mooloolaba Medium Cooked King Prawn with locked price


30 kg for Easter

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PH: 5447 7022

WITH just 3 weeks to go to the fourth annual Cooroy Fusion Festival on Saturday 10 May 2014, this year’s program is completely packed with fun, fabulous and free things to do! In 2014 new additions to the program include· Peak Pig Racing –These cute racing piglets are up for a cuddle from their adoring public too!· The Great Cooroy Fusion Cupcake Bakeoff – will celebrity chef and cupcake judge Matt Golinski choose your cupcake? Bring your tastiest 4 cupcakes to enter – 1 for Matt to taste, the other 3 will be sold to raise funds for

Katie Rose House and Cooroy Family Service Centre.· Fuddy Duddy’s Mobile Animal Farm – who doesn’t love a baby animal? Come and meet some fluffy and furry babies!· Chainsaw Wood Carving – watch in amazement as renowned Sunshine Coast chainsaw carver, Matt George wields his chainsaws and art emerges from a lump of timber at the Cooroora Woodworkers Club annual 2-day show· Jumping Castle – always a fast favourite with the kids!· Classic Car Show & Cooroy Vets WW11 Army Vehicles Show – an amazing assortment of classic and Military vehicles.Cooroy Fusion Committee Chair, John Dangar says ‘We say it every year – this Cooroy Fusion Festival will be the best yet – and it’s true! The 2104 festival will be even more fun, more fabulous and of course is free to the community! We would really like to thank the 29 sponsors of this year’s festival, including

festival partners Noosa Council and Cooroy Bendigo Community Bank – without these sponsors’ support and generosity, this community event could not happen.”There is so much going on at Cooroy Fusion Festival 2104 you’ll need to plan your day! Printed programs are at the Cooroy Library and Butter Factory Arts Centre or online at – check out the other brilliant displays and delights at the Cooroy Orchid Society Show, the Cooroora Woodworkers Club annual show, the Sunshine Coast Camphor Laurel Timber Initiative, the Cooroy Library, and the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Guinness World Record Attempt Update: Pom Poms are go! Pom Poms are arriving by the bucket load – join in over the school holidays at the Cooroy Library, Mobile Library and Butter Factory Arts Centre which are all set up with wool, templates and instructions.

Line dancing instructor Cathy Breed (far right) kicked up her heels in Sydney recently at the NSW line dancing ball. Line dancing is a fun way to sneak in some exercise and meet some lovely people. Phone Cathy to find out about class times on 0414 951 207.




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“Come and check out the New Green Room! Great food, Great vibe, Two pool tables on the deck and a new kid’s room!

Hope we see you soon!”


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dining & entertainment Cooroy Originals will be back!


DISCO Held at RSL Memorial Hall ALL AGES

DISCO DATES MAY 17TH JUNE 14TH Theme Cops & Robbers JULY 19TH AUGUST 9TH Theme Pyjama Party SEPTEMBER 6TH OCTOBER 11TH Theme Halloween THANKS to the ongoing support from the local Cooroy community the Noosa council and of course given the fantastic turn out and great fun of the the first ever Cooroy Originals we are super excited to announce that the next Cooroy Originals will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 1pm. Spread the word folks lets make this MASSIVE!!!!

to be held at Cooroy State School

NOVEMBER 8TH Theme Christmas

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EASYYogaYOGA with Cydelle • Flowing • Relaxing • Healing Easy style of Yoga for beginners or people with injuries or just looking for a relaxing class focused on mainly stretching, breathing & relaxing to keep the spine & joints & muscles healthy



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TUESDAY Beginners Rehabilitation Style 6.30pm Anglican Church - Miva Street

THURSDAY Relaxation, Moving & Breathing 9.00am Dance Studio - Kauri Street (Next to Anytime Fitness) Call Cydelle for more info

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COOROY Family Practice welcomes Dr. Yaser Hegazi to their team in Elm Street, Cooroy. Practice owner Vivianne Dawalbi is thrilled to have the experienced and highly qualified Dr. Yaser join their busy surgery. Born in Egypt, Dr. Yaser came to Australia when he was a few months old, then moved back to Egypt to complete high school and University. He returned to Australia and did his Medical training at The Monash University Hospital in Melbourne, where he also studied Paediatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery and completed training as a Physician. Having practiced Medicine for the last 19 years in Melbourne, Dr. Yaser was keen to have a tree change and raise his two young children in a quieter, more relaxed, family friendly atmosphere, so fortunately for Cooroy

residents he moved here a couple of weeks ago. His wife, Dr. Fatma Hegazi and their children will be joining him in a couple of weeks and Dr. Fatma will also begin working at the Cooroy Family Practice. The Cooroy Family Practice is 100% Bulk Billing Surgery, and are accepting new patients now. Call 5472 0064 for an appointment. The Cooroy Family Practice is urging all their current patients and new patients to come and have their Flu Shots now. The Vaccine is free to ‘at risk’ patients, which is anyone over 65, or anyone with chronic heart, lung or kidney disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, are immunocompromised, pregnant or an Indigenous Australian over 15 years old.

How’s your posture

POSTURE means the position that you hold your body in. It can relate to resting or working positions and it is important that yours is correct so that your body can stay free of aches and pains. Your muscular system is the key to keeping a good posture. The core muscles of your body (i.e. the muscles that work for long periods to keep your spine in its correct position) need to be working correctly for you to be able to withstand the pressures of maintaining one position for a period of time. Otherwise your body gradually starts to become damaged, the messages start flooding to your brain and you start to feel pain. So here’s what to do. Start correcting yourself! The more often you do it the better. Leave a note on the computer screen telling you to sit up! Get rid of that old couch and start sitting in something that supports your spine better. Regular stretches to reduce the tightness in overactive muscles is also very helpful. It is difficult to achieve good postural alignment sometimes if you are trying to pull against tight muscles. Your posture may have been that poor that you’ll need to see the Physiotherapists to get everything moving, feeling and working better again. So don’t slump around thinking about it – call Hinteractive Physio. You’ll move, feel and look better!!

Volunteer at 2nd hand shop THE Sunshine Hospice Ltd, known to a lot of you as “Katie Rose Hospice” in Doonan, is seeking volunteers to help staff this community second hand shop. The roles in our Cooroy shop will include, sorting clothing, ironing, labeling and arranging clothing, books, toys, etc and assisting in serving customers. There are two shifts per day (am and pm) 5 days a week and Saturday morning, open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 noon on Saturday. If you have some spare time on your hands please contact our Cooroy shop manager Carol on 5442 6828 during business hours – 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday


for more information, to check eligibility and for full terms and conditions please visit: or you can access you Medicare online account at or by calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132011

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health Noosa Hinterland


Denture Services

New Wellness Clinic for Cooroy

IF you have been wondering what is happening on the corner of Kauri St and Tewantin Rd, wonder no more. Harmony Wellness Centre opened in the maroon building on 19th March. The centre offers a variety of wellness modalities, with the aim of helping Cooroy and surrounding communities enjoy better health and happiness with its team of professionally qualified, experienced practitioners. Linn Wiggins of The Herb Lady is a qualified herbalist and iridologist. “Most conditions can be safely and effectively treated with plant remedies, without the side effects that can occur with pharmaceutical drugs,” says Linn, who is also a Regis-

tered Nurse. With 20 years experience in the natural treatment of menopause problems, menstrual issues, pregnancy support, recovery from surgery or accidents, post viral syndromes, and all aspects of children’s health, Linn is also happy to work with your doctor so you get the best of both health systems. Linn has a fully stocked dispensary of herbal, homeopathic and flower essence remedies, many of which are available over the counter. Kirsty Moss, of Dusk till Dawn Sleep, is a qualified and experienced Sleep Clinician with a fully equipped sleep clinic on site. She and her team provide ongoing support if you are on CPAP treatment for sleep apnoea. “I

have been working on the Sunshine Coast for 8 years,” says Kirsty, “And I saw the need for this in the Noosa Hinterland.” Kirsty has a Medicare provider number and can liaise with your local GP in regards to your treatment and progress. If you are simply having trouble sleeping, Kirsty can also help you with education and supportive treatments on healthy sleep habits. Kellie Green of Joyous Earth has relocated her beautiful crystal and natural skin care store into the retail area of the building. Kellie is a qualified remedial massage therapist whose clients include women, children, tradies and elite athletes. She uses a combination of massage, trigger

points, acupressure, cranio-sacral therapy, cupping and aromatherapy. As a holistic therapist, Kellie also works with emotional and subconscious issues being held in the physical body using QHHT, a hypnotherapy regression & higher self conversation technique, to help you release addictive behaviours, sabotage patterns, past trauma and heal your body. QHHT sessions are on special for May. Bowen Therapy is being offered by Jodie Dalrymple-Thompson of Bowen Me. Bowen treats the whole body and is especially useful for any problems with your muscles, joints or soft tissue. It has much the same effect as chiropractic or osteopathy but is gentler in its action by activating your body’s own wisdom to bring itself back into alignment. Jodie is also a registered midwife and combines this with her 7 years of Bowen experience to support you through pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding and early motherhood. If your baby is not sleeping well or is suffering from colic, Bowen is very helpful, and Jodie offers free Bowen sessions for all infants up to 3 months of age. Just call in and see her. Counselling services are also available with qualified counsellor, Sharon Hardy. Both academically trained and personally experi-

Managing Anxiety Workshops LEARN how to manage anxiety in your life. Over 4 weeks learn about why we worry, what causes our anxiety to increase, ways to manage symptoms of anxiety, and plan for future life with-

out overwhelming worry. This free course will be held at Cooroy Library starting 1/5/14. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone to book your place on 54495944.

Cooroy Family New Extended Opening Hours from April 21st - 8am to 6pm

enced in living with loss, Sharon’s specialty is guiding you through your individual grieving process in a holistic and heartfelt way, helping you to learn to live with loss. Sharon is committed to assisting you if life has become just too challenging, either through death or other losses. Also trained by Dr Brian Weiss, through regression therapy, Sharon can help you to discover that love never really dies. The team at Harmony Wellness Centre would like to invite you to attend their OPEN DAY on Saturday 26th April, between 12 midday and 2pm at 52 Kauri St Cooroy, Qld 4563. All the practitioners will be there to meet you and answer your questions. As a thank you, vouchers for Opening Specials will be available, along with yummy nibbles and lucky door prizes. This is a family friendly event and everyone is welcome. ww.harmony

Shop 7 Railway Square Diamond Street, Cooroy

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Foot Pain? Have you got your party feet ready for this festive season???

Talk to the Experts

Train with us – Anytime 24/7! 13 Kauri Street. Cooroy

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Welcoming Dr Nadee & Dr Yaser to our team which includes

• Family Planning, Pregnancy & Antenatal Care • Child Immunisation & Early Development Assessment (Age 4) • Men’s, Women’s, Adolescent’s & Seniors Health • Prevention and Chronic Disease Management

• Practice Nurses • Dietician • Podiatrist • Cardiac Echo Technician • Exercise Physiologist • Psychologist Dr Yaser

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New Patients Welcome Our mission is to serve your family health needs in a friendly, caring and professional manner

New dentures Repairs Relines Personalised Natural look All Health Funds & Veteran Affairs

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health Anytime Fitness Cooroy under new management


THERE are some exciting new additions to the club and new owner Wendy Perry-Convon is hoping she can attract some members back to the gym. I was hired as Gym Manager 6 months ago and not long after was approached by the owners as to if I would be interested in purchasing the club. I love working here; it has a real community atmosphere which helps attract everyone and makes the member’s feel they “BELONG”. Our greatest goal here is to give members the attention they deserve & need to achieve RESULTS...

My trainers Greg & Anthea are fantastic & the members become like your family so my decision at look into the purchase was the easy part and the rest is history. I have a great team here at Cooroy, Greg our Head trainer is very experienced in the industry. Not only a PT but a Mind Body Coach. I call Greg my Yoda, he helps ground me when things have seemed beyond my reach and just knows what to say at the right time. Anthea also is a great trainer, her own personal achievements in fitness and weight loss give her the edge in relating to others and their journey. Anthea has experience in running fitness classes for some time now with her own personal training business All In Personal Training so she was definitely my first choice to start our classes here at Anytime. All levels of fitness are catered for so there is no excuse not to join in the fun. We have started our morning outdoor classes, there are 3 types of classes, Circuit, Boxing & Bootcamp. The classes at Anytime Cooroy are FREE for members and $10 for non members and are held at the Cooroy Jnr Football grounds canteen area. Class Sessions are as follows Tuesday 10.30am – Circuit Wednesday 9am – Boxing Friday 9am – Bootcamp Evening classes are COMING SOON so stayed tuned and check our facebook page for details. Another great addition to Anytime Fitness Cooroy is the FREE INFORMATION NIGHT’S The first of our seminars will be held on Wednesday 7th May @ 6.30pm – 7.30pm Location: Anglican Church Hall

TOPIC – Anytime Cooroy’s Rules for maximum results. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy a chat with likeminded members. I am looking forward to future expansion and being able to cater for everyone including Under 18’s. Stay tuned and look up our Facebook page for any updates that may occur over the next few months. Any mothers interested in joining can approach our local childminding facilities across the road at Smarty Pants Childcare for a casual rate whilst they are training. Come down and have a look around the gym and enjoy our 10 day Easter free start that can be used in Staffed hours. Anytime Fitness Cooroy will be unstaffed on the following public holidays: Good FridayFriday 18 April Easter Monday Monday 21 April Anzac Day Friday 25 April

Horticultural Therapy Program SOIL to Supper is hosting the ‘Sowing Serenity Horticultural Therapy Program’ at the Noosa Day Respite Centre, Wallace Park, Noosaville. Horticultural Therapy is a process of using plants and garden related activities to promote well-being of people’s minds, body and spirit. This course will benefit people recovering from stroke and heart disease, early stage dementia, physical and intellectual disabilities and those partially sighted. We can also meet the needs of clients in wheelchairs. $5.00 per participant, per session. For bookings phone 5329 6175.

BACK PAIN If you or someone you know suffers from back pain, then this is for you! Back Pain Assessment helps pinpoint the cause of some spinal complaints that result in back pain and finds out how to deal with the problem naturally – without using drugs or surgery. The assessment is a one-on-one thorough consultation with Dr. Adam Roache (chiropractor),a full postural, physical and neurological examination.

Dr. Adam Roache

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Autumn Buster Packages

Bringing breast cancer support home LOCAL resident Tracey Combes was among a select group of breast cancer survivors from around Australia who gathered in Melbourne last week to participate in training to become a Community Liaison with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). The special three day training program prepares women like Tracey to volunteer in their local communities, raising awareness of breast cancer and how it affects women and families. BCNA CEO and breast cancer survivor Maxine Morand highlighted the importance of the Community Liaison training and role: “We are delighted that this training will allow so many strong women to provide support and awareness in their local communities. These great women will act as community breast cancer champions and are available to share their

stories and let women and families affected by breast cancer know where they can find support”. “Having confident, positive and well-informed women improves BCNA’s ability to provide support to those affected by breast cancer across rural and regional Australia.” “This BCNA training has been made possible through a significant investment by the Federal Government who have acknowledged the needs of women in rural areas diagnosed with breast cancer,” added Maxine. The BCNA training provides a forum for women to share their stories, strengthen their networks and work towards better outcomes for women living with breast cancer. The program is designed to strengthen the ability of the women to use their own experiences to make a difference. Passionate about local community support

Tracey Combes said, I am really looking forward to promoting and informing local women of the wonderful free resources available to them from BCNA, which help women through their Breast Cancer journey This enthusiastic and committed group of women will now join over 255 other trained and active BCNA Community Liaisons nationally who work tirelessly to ensure that every woman has access to the best information about breast cancer. Over the past decade, Breast Cancer Network Australia has continued to grow and is now widely recognised as a key advocacy organisation for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The strength of BCNA comes from more than 300 Member Groups and more than 90,000 individual members. With more than 15,000 Australians expected to be diagnosed

Mini Pedicure, Mini Manicure & Spray Tan $90 Seasonal Facial & Foot Pamper $85 with breast cancer this year, the ongoing need for support is growing. As part of BCNA’s newly developed Cultural Diversity Strategy the training included a number of women from diverse cultural backgrounds. The training forms part of a larger strategy that aims to provide information and support to women with breast cancer from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Lift for life - making a difference to Cooroy lives! COOROY’S Lift for Life program, run by Lee Smith of Make a Difference Health & Fitness has been a huge success. Cooroy locals are taking part in the program which is aimed at tackling type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis by making exercise easy and enjoyable for participants. The program is based on medical research developed by researchers at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in response to the rising rates of chronic disease. The program is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels including those that haven’t exercised in a while, and even those who may never have exercised before. By the comments received, it seems Cooroy locals are loving it! Michael says “Lee is a great motivator and exercises are individually tailored depending on your needs and ability. “I would highly recommend it as the best gym program I have ever participated in.” While Pip says, “I got bored with my own routine at home and picked up a brochure from the council

The growing number of trained Community Liaisons will further enhance the ability of BCNA’s members to advocate for improved outcomes for Australians affected by breast cancer.

Overeaters Anonymous OVEREATERS Anonymous has weekly meetings in Cooroy library thursday at 1pm and saturday at 10am for more details please phone 5472 0494 or 5474 3563

Energising Facial with Ginseng & a Shoulder & Neck Massage $150 30min Massage & Mini Manicure or Pedicure $70

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then rang Lee. It’s the best decision, he’s fair but firm and my fitness has improved after only a month!” Marie and Pat joined the program together and said “It’s a really good program that goes up in manageable stages. It’s hard work but you’ll feel the benefit.” “This is new for me but I have been encouraged and challenged. I had fun,” said Bev. While Diane felt not only her physical fitness was improved but also her emotional and mental confidence. “We are really excited to be offering this program to our community. It’s a great starting point for so many people and we are able to offer the program at a very low cost, which makes it very affordable and accessible to a much broader range of the community.” The benefits of strength training can be enjoyed by everybody regardless of their fitness level, body type and age. To get involved in a Lift for Life session call Lee Smith on 5442 6179 or 0407 597 748 or visit to find out more.

Don’t put up with those annoying “Experience aches & pains any longer!

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COMING up is the Solo TransTasman Yacht Race One of our local sailors has just returned from assisting with the delivery of the beautiful yacht “Outsidege” to New Zealand for this 1380 nautical mile event. Outsidedge owned by Peter Gaddes, is a Young 11 designed and built in New Zealand. The race starts on Easter Sunday from Port Taranaki and finishes in Mooloolaba approximately a week later depending upon the weather. You can follow Peter Gaddes solo race back to Australia and offer encouragement at https://

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NURSERY SailingAdventuresOfPeterGaddes?fref=ts Elaine Williams was one of the 5 crew to sail Outsidedge across the Tasman and says it was “It was the most amazing experience. I didn’t want it to end. Outsidedge was fast, extremely well prepared and fantastic to sail.” The trip across the Tasman was very well managed with every attention paid to the safety of the boat and crew. All crew did 3 hour watches, that is two crew at a time sail the boat for 3 hours and then you go off watch to eat, sleep etc before going back on deck again for another 3 hours and so on 24 hours per day. There were many highlights; including seeing some amazing sights like huge sunfish cruising by in the clear water and sailing as far south as the Roaring Forties to avoid bad weather. “Something that I enjoyed in particular was the fast sailing at night with full sail under a sky full of stars and the silver highway made by the moonshine on the water. This is simply fantastic. The bright sunny days with whales, dolphins and albatross coming by to look at us was brilliant. Of course the weather wasn’t nice all the way though we did our best to avoid the worst bits and did at time have some unpleasant weather. It’s hard to describe how it feels to climb out of a wet bunk, put on damp wet weather gear and go on deck at 3 in the morning in the pouring rain to cheerfully relieve the ‘on watch’ crew” said Elaine To add to the excitement, a cyclone formed in the Coral Sea and then of course decided to head down over New Zealand. This was definitely something the crew of Outsidedge wanted to avoid so they opted to stay about 200 miles offshore for a few days to let Cyclone Luci go by. This was a good decision as even after the weather improved the wind was strong and the waves where like con-

Elaine approaches Nelson, NZ fused mountains of water that took a lot of concentration to negotiate smoothly. Outsidedge and crew arrived at the Tasman Bay Cruising Yacht Club in Nelson New Zealand 12 days after departing Newport in Brisbane to meet the friendliest, most welcoming people. There they were offered transport, accommodation and of course an invitation to go for sail the following day in their club racing. Elaine says “My next big trip will be to deliver the yacht “Moonshine” to the Whitsundays in time for Hamilton Island Race Week and then do the week of racing. I am REALLY looking forward to that trip!”

Plane sailing COOROY teenagers this month placed a creditable 2nd in a sailing marathon known as the “Great Race” in the Laser 2 dinghy “Plane Sailing”. James Hardcastle, Leroy McAvoy and Connor Williams with Alec Milligan and Brendan Williams as support crew, took out 2nd in their Division and then 2nd overall. Year after year, The Great Race attracts competitors from all over Australia, looking to test their stamina and willpower in this 70km endurance race from the Gold Coast to Brisbane. Concentration and strength are called on for varying angles and sailing conditions that are encountered as you plot your way through the myriad of channels. Competition is fierce all the way, and with tactics changing constantly. This year the wind was light in the early stages but picked up later in the event to provide for some very fast and exciting sailing including one capsize. The Great Race is one of the longest off-the-beach

sailing events of its kind to be staged in Australia. Starting just outside the Southport Yacht Club’s Hollywell Sailing Squadron on the Gold Coast, competitors make their way up towards Brisbane, and this year back to the Gold Coast again. The narrow and twisted waterways between the mainland and the islands are a real test the competitors’ tactics and boat handling skills.





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Dolphins presentation night

Jed Hamblin – Top boy swimmer and Saskia Tomlins – Top girl swimmer 2013/2014 Swim season MEMBERS and their families of the Cooroy Swim Club came together for their annual presentation night. Loads of awards were presented by coach Adrienne Wilkins and the club committee. An anxious wait was had to hear who won the top boy and top girl

swimmer for the 13/14 swimming season – this is calculated on the number of swims and personal best times achieved throughout the year at the weekly club night. Cooroy Dolphins Swim Club operates from the Noosa District State High School Swimming Pool.

Boxers performing well at State Titles REPORTS coming in from Mark Evans (Impact Boxing) say Queensland is performing well in WA at the Australian Titles. At the time of print, local boxers Payton Aird-Cardiff and Benny CameronHands were the new Australian champions. Congratulations guys! Stay tuned for a more comprehensive report next issue.

sport Sunday social golfers raise funds for Katie Rose “Katie Rose Cottage” Charity Fundraising Day held by Cooroy Sunday Social Club. On Sunday 30 March, 80 players supported this 4Person Ambrose event at Cooroy Golf Club. The players’ intention was to have a great time and especially support this well known facility which has over the years cared for and supported many families from Cooroy and surrounding areas. The winners of the event were Phil Mellor and his team. Phil mentioned it was the first time he has won an event at Cooroy after many years of golf here. Well done. Other prizes and run down were handed out on the day. The Raffle was drawn immediately after presentations. Results are as follows: First prize – Wheelbarrow full of goodies – Phil Mellor. Second prize [donated by Keith Bell] – Golf bag, balls, wine, glove – Lofty Brogden. Special acknowledgement must go to our local social club for organizing this day. Thanks must also go to the many donors: namely Cooroy Golf Club, Belvedere Newsagent, Warren Truss MP, Darren Haines & Wimmers Soft Drinks as well as many individual golf members. The Social Club would also like to thank all members who assisted in ensuring the day was a success. We were pleasantly surprised with the number of players who supported this day and wish to advise that a little more than $2,000 was raised on the day. This money will assist Katie Rose Cottage to continue to provide the care and attention they are renowned for. Many thanks again to all who contributed and played. We hope to hold another fundraiser next year.

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