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Bendigo commits to King of the Mountain for three years

Smiles all round in Stan Topper Park, Pomona as the new sponsorship deal for King of the Mountain is celebrated! - June 2013 THE major sponsor of the Pomona King of the Mountain festival, Bendigo Bank has announced a new three year pledge to Australia’s most gruelling and historic

mountain race. Through its Cooroy Community Bank branch, the branch’s parent company, Sunshine Coast Community Financial Services Ltd has

committed $6,000 to the staging of the event in 2013 and the same amount in 2014 and 2015 - an $18,000 commitment to an iconic event about to celebrate its 35th running.

A delighted Cooroy Community Bank branch manager, Geoff Edwards said as locals the branch recognises how important an event this is for Pomona.

“It’s precisely what our Community Bank is about. This is about banking profits going back into our community and it’s because of the support locals’ show us that we can announce sponsorships as important as this one,” Geoff said. “Pomona King of the Mountain remains one of the best opportunities for our community to get together in the Noosa hinterland. Who would have thought a simple bet in a pub in 1958 would see us all here in 2013 preparing to cheer on amazing athletes and celebrate hard working volunteers - particularly the Pomona Lions Club, on July 28? We’ve been proud to support the event for the past three years and we’re delighted to announce our new commitment here today,” Geoff added. Pomona King of the Mountain chairperson, Jim Austin said the committee is overthe-moon to have a three year commitment from the Community Bank. “All members of the King of the Mountain committee are very excited about having Bendigo Bank on board for another three years. As a committee, we’re proud to say the race itself is self funding but the festival surrounding the race is getting bigger each year and to have a Com-

munity Bank supporting something so important to this community is just terrific,” The 35h Pomona King of the Mountain Festival on July 28 is a free fun day out for the whole family with the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge, Zinc 96.1 Mountain Dash, Nestlé Family Fun Run, Cooroy Rag Tug of War, school relays, market stalls, food, entertainment, live music, rides and much, much more. The annual Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is a project of the CooroyPomona Lions Club, proudly sponsored by Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank, Sunshine Coast Council, IGA Pomona, Raine and Horne Pomona, Nestlé, Cooroy Rag, Canesaid Pty Ltd, Tourism Noosa, Zinc 96.1, Sunshine Unicycles, Queensland Media Print, Firefly Solutions, Inn the Foothills, Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages, Noosa Luxury B&B Alaya Verde Cottages, North Coast Law, Noosa & District Landcare, Pomona Post Office, Pomona Service Centre, Cooroora Screens and Blinds, Noosa Trophy Centre, Cooroora Taxation, Cathy Tapper Zumba, The Boutique Room and Pages Furniture.

Australian Business Week means business NOOSA District State High School (NDSHS) has now successfully hosted Australian Business Week for the tenth straight year and their appetite for the program hasn’t waned. Australian Business Week (ABW) offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to run a company. In an exciting one

week intensive program, students experienced what it is like to run a multi-million dollar company and make decisions which have real outcomes. They worked as part of a team managing their own business. This year students ran a hotel simulation business and with the help of a business and teacher mentor discovered the variety of

skills needed to be part of a successful business in the 21st century. Over the week students performed tasks in teams ranging from forming a company, assigning roles and responsibilities in the company and reviewing key business areas. They had to make decisions about price, product, their target market,

staffing and training. This year’s 17 teams also developed a marketing strategy and mounted a trade display complete with promotional material and produce a 30 second commercial featuring their business. Finally, each team prepared a written company report explaining decisions made and the outcomes and the impact

on their company’s performance and delivered an oral presentation to an audience of business people, teachers, students and parents. It made for a full week but left each participant with some valuable skills for their careers and the courage to make a difference in their chosen field. This year, the team named

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Cooroy-Eumundi Garden Club THE next meeting of the Club will be held on Monday 8 July commencing at 9.30 am at the home of Rod and Miriam Jamieson, 11 Watergum Place, Black Mountain (off Blueberry Drive in the Cudgerie Estate). The speaker will be Phil Moran, Natural Resource Manager, Noosa Landcare with a talk entitled ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Gardening with Local Native Species’. New members are always welcome. For further information please contact Secretary John on 5415 1213 or mobile 0410 485 285.


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COOROY Community Kindergarten held their annual cake stall fundraiser on 15th June and the homemade treats proved to be a hit with the locals. A big thank you to the Cooroy community for supporting our wonderful kindy for another year!

Cooroy Probus Club NOOSA River and Canal Cruising was chartered for the June outing for the Cooroy Probus Club. We were blessed with a near perfect winters day as we gathered at the Noosa Marina for our voyage. Captain Gary Logan welcomed us on board, making sure of our comforts before he set sail. He entertained us with local facts and gossip as we enjoyed home made delights for morning tea, cruising along the river and canals. What a beautiful part of the world we have right at our back door? For more info on Probus phone Lyn 5485 0415.

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.

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Australian Business Week means business From Page 1 The winning team’s appointed CEO, Summer Johnson said the ABW experience had not only benefited the Sanctum team but all 17 teams that took part. “We’ve learnt so many valuable lessons this week - how to work together and consider everyone’s opinions. We were thrilled to have been given this opportunity to develop our skills in business management even though most of us haven’t had business studies as a course. We’re especially thankful to our mentors, Sandy and John who gave their time to guide us and advise us in various aspects in hotel management.” Without the support of parents, students and teachers ABW simply wouldn’t be the success it’s become, but it’s the support from local businesses that has seen the

program develop in recent years. One such business is the Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Community Bank. Having just completed sponsoring ABW for another year, Cooroy branch manager Geoff Edwards said the Community Bank is proud to continue its association with the week long program in 2014. “This is our sixth year as the major sponsor of ABW and the relationship gets stronger as we become more involved in each facet of it. The mentoring process during ABW is all about giving the students help where they need it, but it’s mostly about watching the groups apply their great ideas with their endless energies and talents. One of our Community Bank board directors, Fred Broomhall was also on hand to assist during the week of mentoring

De-amalgamation information night A PUBLIC meeting is being held in Cooroy to provide an update about the de-amalgamation process and the progress to date. Transfer Manager, Peter Franks will be in attendance to give a presentation and answer any questions. The meeting will be at the Cooroy Bowls Club in Opal Street on Tuesday 9 July commencing at 5.45pm. The meeting is hosted by Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and is open to the general public. “The Cooroy Chamber of Commerce has had a few queries about the de-amalgamation process, so we thought it was timely to have Peter Franks attend a public meeting. For the first half hour we will have some informal networking and mingling around the bar. Mr Franks will speak from 6.15pm and we will end the evening with a few updates about other local topics,” explained Cooroy Chamber of Commerce President, Danielle Taylor. The Cooroy Bowls Club bar will be open for refreshments and Cooroy Chamber of Commerce members will receive their first drink for free. The Cooroy Chamber of Commerce can be contacted via email at

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Summer Johnson holds the ABW Grand Champions Trophy with her Sanctum team mates. Geoff Edwards from Bendigo Bank and NDSHS principal Chris Roff and we’re both delighted to add this to our financial assistance to the program. “This year ABW was a resounding success and a credit to its coordinator Alison Rexa and school Principal Chris Roff. I encourage

any local business owner who hasn’t been involved in to ABW to find out more about the program and get involved in 2014. Some of these kids are going to make great employees for some of the coast’s top businesses in years to

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To East Timor from Cooroy with love LIFE and learning will soon be made a lot easier for hundreds of children in East Timor. Just before heading off on holidays, Cooroy State School students assembled hundreds of educational care parcels to go to the children of Sao Miguel (St. Michael) at Raikotu - a school about 30 minutes west of Dili. The school has about 150 kindergarten students and some 250 of primary school age. With the help of Bendigo Community Bank and Rotary Club, Sao Miguel was identified 6 years ago as a community school with no help from the Ministry of Education in Timor. Each parcel donated by the kids from Cooroy State School is a decorated shoe box with enclosed items including exercise books, rulers, erasers, pens and pencils, all topped off with a personal item from each student to the child opening it at the other end. What’s more impressive is that the hundreds of shoe boxes from Cooroy will join

(l-r) Paul Bevan, Jenny Easey, Geoff Edwards and Ett Ison are joined by hundreds of Cooroy State School students and ther shoe boxes (1) one thousand others from Tewantin and Pacific Paradise State Schools to create a shipment that will change the lives of 1,200 kids. Cooroy State School principal Jenny Easey said this is the fourth year they had chosen to support this project. “Partnering with our local Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank and Rotary, we’re delighted to

continue and annual program that started in 2008. Then, 500 shoe boxes made their way to Timor in time for Christmas, and now we’re looking at sending 1,200 shoe boxes over to an area that wants for an education we often take for granted here on the coast. It’s a great team effort across 3 coast schools and Bendigo Bank and Rotary have just been amazing to

work with. It’s great for all students to get involved and to give something back. Our student leaders have been actively involved with the project this year and all our students have had a ball putting the care parcels together. It’s going to be great to see their hard work and the fabulous support of their families too. Bendigo Bank and Rotary will then assist in getting

these parcels into the hands of the kids who need them most,” she said. Cooroy Community Bank manager, Geoff Edwards says he feels the project continues to build on something special. “Our Bendigo Bank branches are all about giving back to communities, and in this case the recipients will be international ones.”

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BOUQUET to everyone who came to my aid last week when a pitbull attacked my miniature poodle while walking in Mary River Road. A special thanks to the anonymous person who paid the $500 vet bill and also to Sue at ATV & Mowers, Ricon staff and Brian and the three ladies from the Mental Health Fellowship who rushed to help. I was also injured in the attack, your assistance was much appreciated ~ Paul. BOUQUET to the township for your support and condolences on the recent loss of my mother. It is very much appreciated ~ Sonia Bellingham. BOUQUET to the local businesses who gave Year 10 students a chance to experience life in the workforce last week. BRICKBATS to drivers who don’t take care when opening their car doors and hit other people’s cars. BOUQUET to all the volunteers in our community. Please know that you are much appreciated. BRICKBATS to those parents who don’t care that their children are running amok and causing mischief and distress to others.

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Cooroy’s Friends of Mill Place really do make a difference SUNSHINE Coast Council’s award-winning Cooroy Library and Butter Factory Arts Centre took a moment on 18 May to celebrate with the Friends of Mill Place another successful year and to acknowledge the dedication of their volunteers. Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington said the Friends of Mill Place are a very dedicated and passionate team who really make a difference to the Precinct. “In May we saw the volunteers turn out in force to help with the Cooroy Fusion Festival,” he said. “At the Fusion Festival they were very noticeable in their orange festival shirts. The Festival committee acknowledged their contributions with a certificate of appreciation. “On 18 May, in celebration of National Volunteers Week, the Friends of Mill Place gathered to celebrate two of their members, Margaret McLean and Dawn Phillip. I am informed these two wonderful Cooroy ladies have committed a great deal of time and energy to the Precinct.”

Councillor Wellington said training is almost complete for the new volunteer Literacy Tutors and the volunteer involvement at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. “The new volunteers will be a welcome addition to the team who support this important section of Cooroy - a Precinct that provides so much to the community,” he said. “And if you haven’t had the chance to visit the Butter Factory Arts Centre’s latest exhibition Journey into Mourning: Paul Cadzow it concludes on July 13, as does the Noosa District State High School Senior Art students’ Body of Work exploring the concept Plethora. “Don’t forget to pencil in the diary the next free Get Creative family-orientated workshop at the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 20 July from 10am to noon.” Visit council’s library website for opening hours of the Cooroy Library and council’s gallery website for information about the current exhibition public programs and events.

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COOROY RAG Taking care of your business SUNSHINE Coast Council will host a free Year End Bookkeeping session presented by Ribakasteel Chartered Accountants at the Cooroy Library on Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 11.30am. This session will provide businesses with a how-to guide for preparing complete and accurate sets of records for your accountant. You will look at key accounts for review in the Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet including reconciling GST accounts, subsidiary accounts, provision for wages and superannuation accounts. The content covered in the presentation is relevant to businesses that are registered for GST and prepare financial accounts in-house using a computerised accounting system. To book or for further information visit council’s library website or call 1300 LIBRARY.

news Ticking all the boxes on your end of financial year checklist Geoff Edwards, Branch Manager, Bendigo Community Bank, Cooroy

WELL, June 30 and the end of financial year has now come and gone. In some industries (not all) that date can be more important than others. What is particularly relevant to many people in relation to the end of the financial year is that is presents an opportunity to lodge a new tax return. It can be the opportunity to receive back from the government some of our ‘hard earned dollars’ paid in tax. Many people choose to see an accountant. This is great, because they are generally qualified and have the necessary knowledge to assist you. There are some things you can do to prepare for your accountant. Alternatively if you choose not to see an accountant there are several things you should consider when preparing to lodge your tax return.

Some of these include: 1. Obtain your Group Certificate for the past financial year. Remember that if you have more than one employer you will need one for each of them. 2. Visit your bank or collate your bank statements to determine interest you may have earned over the financial year. 3. If you have an investment loan for perhaps a property or shares you will need to have a statement to show how much interest you paid for the year. Your bank can help with this one also. 4. If you received income from that property or share portfolio you will need details of what was earned during the year. 5. Additionally in relation to an investment property, have you incurred any expenses throughout the year such as repairs on that property? Be mindful

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MP Peter Wellington IDENTIFICATION Laws: Back in 2011, I introduced an Identification Law Amendment Bill into Parliament, as I was appalled when a judge overturned the jail sentence of a woman because the judge believed the identity of the woman could not be verified, as the woman was wearing a burqa. My decision to introduce the Bill had nothing to do with religion and religious beliefs; it was purely based on respect. Respect for our laws, respect for our Police and respect for our justice system. I did not want this Bill to be about religion, so the wording was chosen to make sure that it was limited to facial cover. . Recent events have shown that there is a need for the laws to be changed and I have given notice to the Attorney General, if he is not prepared to take action on this matter I will reintroduce my Bill for consideration when Parliament resumes in August. Cooroy to Curra Update: The Department of Transport and Main Roads has recently advised that work on the next section of the Bruce Highway upgrade between Cooroy and Curra will commence within the next few weeks. Funding for the project has been fast-tracked by the Australian and Queensland govern-

ments under a 50/50 funding arrangement. The next stage to be delivered is the realignment of an 850m section of Black Mountain Range Road and construction of a new overpass to maintain the connection to the existing highway. Full details on the project are available on my web site. Unsecured Loads Laws: As a result of my questions to the Minister for transport and Main Roads in relation to what is required to secure loads in utes and station wagons, the Minister has advised that the Department of Transport web site will be upgraded to include tips on appropriate load restraint and examples of how to restrain commonly transported loads, such as garden refuse, furniture, white goods, dogs and boats. Emergency Vehicles back on track for Obi Obi: As a result of my representation to the Department of Transport and Main Roads and approaches by the Queensland Ambulance Service, the Department has agreed to remove the rocky overhang that is making it difficult for Emergency vehicles travelling through this winding and narrow section of Obi Obi Road.

THE rebuilding of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra has reached another major milestone, with construction work now underway on straightening and duplicating Section A. Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister joined local State MP David Gibson onsite for the ground-breaking ceremony marking the official start of work on the $790 million upgrade of the Highway from south of the Cooroy Southern Interchange to Sankeys Road. “Just months after completing the upgrade of Section B on time and under budget, we have today taken the next step towards our ultimate goal of duplicating the entire stretch of highway between Cooroy and Curra,” said Mr Albanese. “At a cost of more than three quarters of a billion dollars, this is a big project which will put almost 1,600 Queenslanders to work, both directly and indirectly, rebuilding yet another vital section of the Bruce. Indeed, it is part of the record capital works program now been rolling out along the entire length of the road. Mr Gibson said once completed in 2016, the improvements made will deliver smoother and safer driving conditions for the 20,000 motorists and truck drivers who use this section of highway every day. “I’m extremely pleased this upgrade has been fast-tracked,” said Mr Gibson. “As well as duplicating some 13 kilometres of highway, the project will also upgrade the existing Cooroy Southern Interchange and build a new one north of Cooroy. “New bridges over Six Mile and Skyring creeks, along with a new overpass connecting Black Mountain Range Road to the existing highway, will also be erected. “These works are vital as this stretch of road has seen 14 fatalities over a 10 year period.”

Lake Macdonald Flexilink trial service extended THE Flexilink transport trial operating between Lake Macdonald and Cooroy has been extended until 31 August giving residents a further two months to use the service. Funded by Sunshine Coast Council’s Public Transport Levy, the new service started as a three-month trial in April to make it easier for residents to access public transport. Transport Strategy

Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the trial extension from 30 June until the end of August meant more passenger data could be collected to assess local demand for the service. “Flexilink trial services aim to provide affordable and accessible public transport to communities with fewer alternative transport options,” he said. “The extension of the

trial will mean council can gather information on passenger numbers over a five month period and determine whether it’s viable for this service to continue as a sustainable travel option.” Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington encouraged residents to use the service to keep it running. “The trial gives local residents better access to TransLink bus routes

631 and 632 operating between Cooroy, Nambour and Noosa,” he said. “Residents now have an extra two months to spread the word, use the service and show it’s needed.” The trial operates a return service three times a day Monday to Saturday between Lake Macdonald and Cooroy, travelling via Emerald, Myall and Elm Streets,

Lake Macdonald Drive, Forest Acres Drive and Koala Crescent. It costs $2 for adults and $1 for children and concessions. A downloadable brochure including a timetable for the Lake Macdonald to Cooroy Flexilink trial is available on council’s website. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available. Bookings are essential, phone 1300 511 163.

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news Raising funds for Endeavour Rally


Len Clark’s ‘Warzard of Oz’ rally car A FANTASTIC night was enjoyed by all on Sat 22nd June at the Cooroy RSL raising funds for Len Clark & Peter McLean in their 3,500km quest to Port Douglas in the Endeavour Rally. Over $2500 was raised on the night as part of the $5000 needed for their entry fee, fuel and supplies along the way. And as to where they will be sleeping on their 8 night journey? “In the paddock” was Lens response. Rug up boys - no doubt it will be quite chilly in the great outdoors! They will be sending back pics of their journey so that everyone can check out their progress on the screens at the RSL. Peter, who doubles as the creator of unique furniture and features from carparts, outdid himself with the 1956 Holden EF Lounge valued at over $2000 which was raffled. Winner Chris Walters from Tinbeerwah was ecstatic as he had come especially in the hope of winning. Congratulations to Chris and to Trivia winners Knoweyedeers, The McBakers and the Trihards, and to those that hauled of a range of donated goodies in the multi draw raffle. The boys will be holding a sausage sizzle at Cooroy IGA and at Bunning’s over the next month so buy up big and help these boys to help the Endeavour Foundation. If you can help with a cash donation please call Len on 54476058

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Lounge Winner Chris Walters with creator Peter McLean

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By Chad Monroe Certified Financial Planner® of Provision Wealth Management IF you’re starting to get an idea of the sort of retirement you’d like, a new financial year can be a welcome event to gather your thoughts, look into suitable strategies and open up conversations for advice and guidance. AMP research into retirement trends(1) indicates today’s retirees are trying to live life to the full. Whether it’s a tree change or a sea change, a Great Ocean Road trip or the cruise of a lifetime, retirees want to enjoy their independence for as long as possible. At the same time, they want to give back by playing an active role in their grandchildren’s lives or by getting involved in voluntary services to share their expertise with the community. Your finances need to be in shape to support your ideal retirement lifestyle, whatever that vision may be. This is a great time to plan for the financial year ahead and make sure you’re building your nest egg the smart way. The changing face of retirement It all used to be so different. Retirement was short and expectations about life in retirement were minimal. In 1960, the average Australian man retiring at age 65 could only expect to live another 12.5 years, while an Australian woman could expect to live another 15.7 years.(2) Fast forward to the present and the picture has changed drastically. With medical advances and healthier lifestyles, Australians are enjoying longer, more active retirements than ever. The latest figures suggest that a 65-year-old man can expect to live another 18.3 years on average, while a woman can expect to live another 21.5 years.(3) But our retirement incomes from super aren’t keeping up with these changes.

The latest AMP Retirement Adequacy Index(3) reveals that although super balances increased by 7% over the course of 2012, thanks to a rebound in the sharemarkets and salary increases, those Australians closest to retirement are putting less money into our super savings, with potentially negative consequences for their retirement dreams. Reduced contribution rates have seen projected retirement incomes from super for workers older than age 55 fall between 3% and 5% from the previous index (December 2011). Time for some resolutions Now may be a good time for you to think about setting some new ‘financial’ year resolutions to keep on track for the retirement you want. Here are a few ideas: - Make the most out of your super The superannuation regime has some incentives to boost your super savings and help you reach retirement in the best possible shape. - Make the most out of your investments The closer you get to retirement, the more you want to protect your nest egg. That’s only natural. But with interest rates currently on the way down, you could struggle to keep pace with inflation if all your savings are in defensive investments like term deposits. - Make sure you’re fully protected It’s also a good time to check your insurance. You can start by having a look at how much you’re earning and how many people depend on your income. (1) AMP customer segment research (November 2012) (2) Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2013). Australian Trends in Life Expectancy. (3) AMP Retirement Adequacy Index, Sum-

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news Businesses partner with Reality Bites Festival REALITY Bites organisers will venture out of the library and into the community this year to present some of the program of this year’s festival in venues around town. “We are delighted to partner with local business this year and introduce our audience to some of Cooroy’s hidden treasures,” said SHWC secretary Vicky O’Brien. On Friday, July 26, High Tea-Licious will host an afternoon tea and talk with Kristy Chambers the author of “Get Well Soon!: My ‘un’Brilliant Career as a

Nurse”. Falling into the nursing profession, Kristy Chambers spent almost a decade working with a wide variety of people, ranging from drug addicts to cancer patients. Dark, humorous, honest, and compassionate, this memoir illustrates the incredible work nurses do and the many challenges they face. With a deep appreciation and overwhelming respect for the vivid humanity and humility of the nursing profession, Kristy pays tribute to the wonderfully brave people she met during her career. It is a rare, funny, and

truthful tale of dedication to duty by people who find themselves literally up to their elbows in all the detritus of bodily suffering. Her story is a side-splitting emotional roller coaster ride and leaves you feeling so much ‘better’ about life, death, love and the frustrations implicated in the human condition. It may not fix the health care crisis, but they say laughter is the best medicine! “If you are a nurse, carer or just a one-time patient, you won’t want to miss this afternoon tea and chat with Kristy. She captures the true

essence of the profession and she will make you laugh and cry as she takes you on her sometimes squeamish but always exhilarating and humorous roller coaster ride as a nurse.” said Vicky who is hosting the event. Seating is extremely limited and booking is essential. Then on Saturday, July 27, local success story, author and historian Judy Powell, who first pitched her idea for a book to an expert panel at the festival’s wildly popular pitching clinic a couple of years ago, returns this year to launch Love’s Obsession - a biography of Australian archaeologist Jim Stewart and his wife, Eve. She’ll be joined by guest authors and festival patrons at Fire & Ice to hear past festival director and author Annette Hughes do the honours and launch the book. The event is free entry. This year’s pro-

gram includes Anne Summers, Catherine Deveny, Jeff Sparrow, Mark Dapin and this year branches out into comedy and music, with a range of free events. “To have these great minds placed at your doorstep in Cooroy is just mind-blowing.” said Vicky, who joined the organising committee last year. It’s a weekend of talks and discussion that broadens your outlook and takes you away from the normalcy of every day living. We get this experience at half the cost of our city counterparts and I’m extremely grateful for this local opportunity to laugh and learn! I love it.” Workshops and small venue sessions sell out quickly so organisers urge patrons to get in early. Check out the program and book online or in person at Annie’s Books, Peregian.

Noosa Art Show Exhibition THE Noosa Show is proud to announce that the theme for this year’s art exhibition will be H20. The exhibit will be held at the Noosa Show Grounds Squash Courts on 6 and 7 September 2013. An Exhibit Opening will be held on the evening of 5 September. At this time, winning entries will be announced andprizes awarded. Water (or the lack of water) is an important factor in all life. The theme will allow artists and sculptors the freedom to interpret its importance in a myriad of ways, in many mediums. The Rainforest, Outback, Wildlife, Landscape, Domestic Animals and People are just a few of the subjects that can be used for the H20theme. This year’s Noosa Show Art Exhibit is being produced in part by Pomona Arts, Inc and the Pomona Railway Station Gallery. If you are interested to submit an entry, please download the registry form at the Noosa Show website: The cost is $5.00 per entry and prizes of $75.00 will be awarded to winning entries. Closing date is 19 August. For further information call the Noosa Show office 5485 2331.

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news Another solid year for Cooroy Chamber


AT the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce’s AGM this month, the achievements for the hinterland by Cooroy Chamber were outlined. “I’m proud to say that the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce has had another year of solid achievements and that is due to the fantastic efforts of the individuals who selflessly volunteer their time for the benefit of our members and the broader community,” explained President, Danielle Taylor. The executive committee again worked tirelessly throughout the year – Durnford Dart (Vice President), Lynda Sandford (Treasurer), Jennifer Sadler (Secretary), Tania Stewart (Events), Shanna Moyes (Website), Lee Smith (Retail Strategy) and executive members Elona Bosboom, Nikki McDonald and Tracy Vecchio have all been invaluable. A thank you also went to Seb Vecchio who was the President at the beginning of the term before he stood down in October due to health reasons. The entire executive committee was reelected to stand again for another 12 months. “It is fantastic that the executive committee were re-elected to their positions as it ensures continuity and it also shows that members are happy with what has been achieved. As well as the executive committee, there are a host of volunteers that make the efforts of the Chamber such a success and we are lucky

to live in a community that works so well together to achieve great things,” said President Danielle Taylor. Some of the achievements included weekly newsletters to members; the Cooroy Envelope and the Top Cooroy Christmas Gift Ideas promotion which were both campaigns that promoted shopping locally; updating the Cooroy Pocket Guide which will be distributed next month; working with various levels of government across a wide range of issues such as juvenile crime, the railway overpass and RV parking to name a few; Dinner with the Mayor; the Christmas in Cooroy festival and decorating Cooroy with Christmas decorations; supporting local events; and the very popular Cooroy community website which gets over 26,000 visits per month. The Chamber also hosted the De-amalgamation Forum in February with Cr Russell Green and Mayor Mark Jamieson which had a huge turnout and great media coverage. Most recently the Chamber was asked to sit on the new Transfer Advisory Committee and appointed Danielle Taylor to the position ensuring that the hinterland community has a voice on this panel. For more information about Cooroy and the Chamber visit

Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group A MEMBER of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group, John Sparrow will give a workshop titled “How to get the most out of Google” at 1.00pm on Saturday, 6th July. The General Meeting will follow the talk and afternoon tea at the Research Room, 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. The Group will celebrate it’s seventeenth birthday this year with lunch on Wednes-

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experience any problems and we will return free of charge. Bark Busters is the largest and most respected dog training company in the world and we have trained many thousands of dogs in thousands of different circumstances. We are the first trainers ever, to come to the home to train you and your dog. In fact, Bark Busters have set the ‘trends’ in solving dog behaviour problems and obedience training. We tailor our technique according to what your needs are, keeping it simple and straight forward. We can show you how to get your dog interested and happy and obedient with only 10 minutes of training a day. Less if you are really time poor. In fact, we should have your dog walking on the lead on the day with a 90% improvement. You will see a marked improvement in the overall behaviour of your dog - on the day! If you are not completely happy, we would not expect you to pay! This is what our clients say…..

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Teens invited to read and win at library TEENS aged 12-18 years are invited to head to the Cooroy Library to read and go in the draw to win some fantastic prizes in the teenREADmonth promotion in July. You need to be a member of Sunshine Coast Libraries and register online or in person at the library. When you read five items - which can be a book, magazine, ebook, graphic novel or manga - and complete a reading log they can then choose from four great prize packs. Prizes include $50 vouchers to be redeemed in local stores to purchase books, sports gear, electronics or crafts. Visit council’s library website or visit your local library for more information.

what’s on at Mill Place July at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Gallery Open: Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm & Saturday, 10.00am – noon For further information please contact the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050 or online at:

at the Cooroy Library Dealing with Cravings

The body is amazing. It knows when to go to sleep, wake up, go to the bathroom, maintain 98.6 degrees; your heart never misses a beat. Your lungs are always breathing. The body is a super-computer and it never makes mistakes. We look at the foods, deficits and behaviors in your life that are the underlying causes of your cravings. Many people view cravings as weakness, but really they are important messages meant to assist you in maintaining balance. Learn 30 tips on how to outsmart your cravings using my 30 day calendar Free, Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Edible Landscapes

Overview of permaculture principals and how they relate to your home and community. Discover the secret ingredients for creating the ultimate sustainable food garden. Fun and interactive workshop. Hands-on activities with take-home notes and seedlings to get you started.Free, Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Living Simply , Living Smart

Local author Rhonda Hetzel presents a workshop on Simple Living explaining what exactly a ‘simple life’ is. This session covers topics such as sustainability in the backyard, keeping chooks, growing fruit or vegetables and harvesting water from the roof. Rhonda will also demonstrate the importance of debt reduction and frugality and how these two concepts can be attained by cooking from scratch, shopping mindfully, recycling and reusing. Further to these practical aspects Rhonda talks about slowing down, living mindfully and finding happiness in everyday life. Free, Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

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Wednesday 31 July10-11am

Meet the Artist:Friendly morning tea with John Platt

John is a Friend of Mill Place who also creates beautifully crafted musical instruments and was recently a featured artist at the Butter Factory’s “Soundmakers Symposium”. Come in and meet John for morning tea and a chat. Free, no booking required. Morning tea provided.

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Journey Into Mourning – Paul Cadzow Exhibition Dates: Thursday 6 June – Saturday 13 July Journey into Mourning is an exhibition of paintings which explore the experiences of memory and nostalgic longing for the idea of home.

Plethora – Noosa District State High School Exhibition Dates: Thursday 6 June – Saturday 13 July Noosa District State High School Senior Art students have completed a ‘Body of Work’ exploring the concept ‘Plethora’. Wednesday 10 July 1-2.30pm Coastal Collage – ClayMates Exhibition Dates: Thursday 18 July – Saturday 10 August Official Opening: Friday 19 July, 6.00pm Coastal Collage is a collection of ceramic works reflecting the flora, fauna, environment, textures and colours of the Sunshine Coast. It draws together the individual styles and techniques of ClayMates: Marge Martin, Desley Turner, Jen Wall and Carol Watkins.

Feathered Friends – Cooroy State School

Wednesday 17 July Exhibition Dates: Thursday 18 July – Saturday 10 August 10-11.30am Cooroy State School Year Six students experimented in sculpture and realism to create a papier-mâché project based on their study of birds. Students’ manipulated materials to create a realistic sculpture of their own preferred ‘feathered friend’.

Get Creative Date: Saturday 20 July, 10am – noon A series of free family orientated activities at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Be inspired by the latest exhibition then spend time creating your own artworks. All ages welcome! Free, no bookings required. Saturdays 6 July – 17 August 9.00am – 12noon (ages 9 and up)

Children’s Ceramic Workshop with Merrie Tomkins

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Acrylic Painting for beginners to intermediate with Pam Mitchell

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Silver Bangle Metalsmithing with Gerhard Herbst

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Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July, 9.00am – 3.00pm daily

Making Paper from Plant Fibres with Pam Walsh

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with Sergeant Mal Scott BOTH the Cooroy State School in Elm Street and the Noosa and District High School in Tulip Street have been targeted in the last few weeks with bad behaviour and unlawful activity. The Primary school was broken into over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June with the offenders thought to be juveniles due to evidence left behind at the scene. As with most break and enters at schools there was limited property stolen however the main impact upon the school was the damage caused by the offenders targeting various items of property within classrooms to maximise disruption amongst teachers and students. On the weekend of the 16th June Police were called to the Noosa District High School when neighbours of the school reported five youths harassing and intimidating livestock by chasing them around their paddocks. These livestock are kept on the campus as part of the school agriculture program and quickly become much loved pets of the students who tend and care for them so this type of behaviour is particularly concerning. The youths were apprehended by police and are currently being dealt with by the Child Protection Investigation Unit. I would ask that Cooroy residents who live close to our school keep an eye on the school grounds and report any persons seen on school grounds after hours and during school holidays. It is an offence against the Education Act for any person to be unlawfully on School premises and anyone found doing so will be prosecuted. Police have stepped up our patrols of the school grounds in an effort to stop the above behaviour. Police have also received complaints in regards kids aged in their early teens riding their bikes and skateboards on Forest Acres Drive north of the Lake Macdonald Drive intersection. Police have received several complaints that these children are endan-


gering themselves by playing around cars and not wearing helmets etc so if you are a parent of one these children please take some ownership of your kids’ safety and speak with them in regards finding a different location for their activities which does not involve close proximity to traffic. Police are patrolling the area and speaking with kids not wearing helmets etc so please assist us with dealing with this problem. The increased traffic enforcement on Cooroy Belli Creek Road is set to continue with several fines handed out to drivers crossing the double and single unbroken white lines. As mentioned in my previous report this action was brought about by several very serious traffic accidents so I ask that all motorists on our roads especially our hinterland roads which are often very narrow and winding to take extra care as police would much rather see good driving practises rather than have to write fines for people. Drugs continue to be a problem in the community especially with our younger people being supplied with cannabis. Since the beginning of the year we have been supplied with some very good information which has led to a number of drug suppliers being searched and evidence located which has then lead to a conviction in court. I encourage members of our community to report known and suspected drug users and dealers. It is an absolute fact that cannabis use amongst young people is strongly linking to mental health issues so for the sake of our youth please do not turn a blind eye to this type of behaviour. Information passed through Crime Stoppers (1800333000) is rewarded by a sizeable monetary payment where a conviction is obtained by police so if the incentive of doing the right thing by the community and keeping our kids safe is not reward enough then maybe $500 may be. All information supplied through Crime Stop-

pers can be supplied anonymously. The Cooroy Blue Light Disco services the entire Noosa Hinterland area which includes Cooroy, Carters Ridge, Forest Acres, Pomona, Kin Kin, Eumundi and Kenilworth. Since the beginning of the year we are only averaging 50 to 60 kids per disco so can I ask for parents support with bringing their kids to the disco. We have a Limited Edition Nintendo Wii and an Xbox 360 to give away as lucky door prizes in coming months so come along and have a chance to win these great prizes. Thanks must go to our new Branch Manager, Geoff Edwards and the staff of the Cooroy Bendigo Bank for donating to the disco which has enabled us to offer such great prizes.

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Poker Run takes in the best of the hinterland THE 8th annual King of the Mountain Poker Run, held on Sunday, July 7, is a 200km ride that takes in the best of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Designed by local motorbike enthusiast Trevor Simpson, the route starts at Stan Topper Park in Pomona and meanders through towns such as Cooran, Imbil, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Montville, Maleny and Conondale with three stops at Imbil, Lake Baroon and Bellbird Creek Cafe, Kenilworth. Each rider will receive a card at each of the stops with prizes (kindly donated by local businesses) and trophies awarded to the best, second and worst hands at the end of the ride at the Pomona Bowls Club. The Poker Run is suitable for every motorbike and rider and sponsor Tyres for Bikes & Overlanders Motorcycle Adventures will be following the ride to provide roadside assistance. Other sponsors of this year’s ride include All Cycle & Karts Gympie, Bellbird Creek

Cafe, Spectral Screenprinting Gympie, Zinc 96.1FM, Cooroy Rag, Aussie Biker Noosa, Maroochy River Resort, Yabbaloumba Retreat Kenilworth, Bendigo Bank, Tourism Noosa, Noosa Trophy Centre, Gympie Area Historical Motorcycle Club of Qld, Queensland Motorcycle School, Wide Bay Motorcycles Gympie, Motorcycle Country Gympie, Haymans Electrical Gympie, Gympie Home Brew Supplies, Gitsham Prime Foods Pomona, Pomona Fruit & Vege Market with more sponsors coming on board every day. The Poker Run cost $15 per poker hand and $5 for pillion passengers, which includes morning tea and sausage sizzle at the end of the day. Bacon and egg muffins are also available for purchase at registration. Registration starts at 8am with the ride revving off at 9am. The annual King of the Mountain Poker Run is a major

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fundraising event for the Pomona King of the Mountain Festival on July 28, 2013, which is sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, IGA Pomona, Raine and Horne Pomona, Nestlé, Cooroy Rag, Canesaid Pty Ltd, Tourism Noosa, Zinc 96.1FM, Sunshine Unicycles, Queensland Media Print, Firefly Solutions, Inn the Foothills, Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages, Noosa

Luxury B&B Alaya Verde Cottages, North Coast Law, Noosa & District Landcare, Pomona Post Office, Pomona Service Centre, Cooroora Screens and Blinds, Noosa Trophy Centre, Cooroora Taxation, Cathy Tapper Zumba, The Boutique Room, Pages Furniture and Cooroy Outdoor Power Equipment. The 35th Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is a project of

the Cooroy-Pomona Lions Club and is a free fun day out for the whole family with the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge, Zinc 96.1FM Mountain Dash, Nestlé Family Fun Run, Cooroy Rag Tug of War, school relays, market stalls, food, entertainment, live music, rides and much, much more. For more information or to inquire about advertising opportunities, contact Pete

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Support for your local RSL COME on ex-servicemen and women, back us up. We are trying to keep the tradition alive. Just being a member of your local sub-branch will give us moral support and be able to continue our community involvement. $16.50 pa will give you dual membership of the sub-branch and the club. (2 cards effective throughout Australia). For enquiries call into the Club in Maple Street Cooroy or phone Greg 5447 6665, John 5485 5093 or Karen or Kerry at the RSL Club on 5447 6131.



Ride4Hope boosts funding for local school chaplains MOTORCYCLE enthusiasts from, all over QLD will converge on the Kenilworth Show grounds for the 2013 Ride4Hope, a two day charity motorbike event raising funds for School Chaplains. Ride4Hope participants will be professionally guided through some of South East QLD’s best roads & forest trails, while Motocross riders will enjoy riding one of the best privately owned tracks on the Sunshine Coast. The fundraising event will help ensure the ‘Chappies’ are able to continue their important work in local state primary and secondary schools. In an exciting twist this year not only do riders have a choice of Road, Track or Trail they can also choose the school, chappie or region the funds raised are

contributed to. Each rider will cover their own costs to participate in the ride, while also seeking to start a fundraising team and raise a minimum of $1,000 of sponsorship from friends, family and locals which organisers hope will raise over $100,000. Donations are fully tax deductible and go straight to assisting local young people in need. Scripture Union Queensland (SU Qld) has over 500 Chaplains working in around 600 Queensland state schools to provide spiritual and emotional support to more than 340,000 students, staff and parents. Chad Monroe, of Provision Wealth Management, founder of the Ride4Hope said the ride to be held on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of Au-

Cooroy Cub Scouts

THE Cooroy Cub Scouts had a great afternoon on Thursday 6th of June helping out Suellen Hodgson at the newly established Cooroy Community Gardens mulching gardens and learning how generate seedlings using jiffy pots. The afternoons’ activities were developed and led by Suellen Hodgson from the Cooroy Community Gardens Committee to support the ‘active citizenship’ component of Cub Scouts term program. The aim of Cub Scouts is to help young people to develop into active members of their local community by participating in a variety of scout and community based activities. Cubs are able to progress through to Scouts and then onto Venturer Scouts in their later teenage years. The Scouting movement of Australia offers young people a variety of opportunities to develop personal attributes of, resilience, active citizenship, leadership and self-confidence. Cubs and Scouts meet on a Thursday night and Venturers on Monday afternoons. Like to know more about Cooroy Scouts? Visit our website Or phone the Group Leader Elaine on 0438 851 474

gust would help expand the program and provide the Chaplains with better resources. “The financial support that Ride4Hope expects to generate will help Qld’s School Chaplains continue their vital work in our communities,” he said. “The Chaplains have built a lot of trust with the kids so it’s great they always have someone they can turn to with their problems.” School Chaplain at Noosa District State High, Shane Brigg, said that ‘Chappies’ play an important support role within schools. “Every young person longs for a role model. For many of the young people I come into contact with, Chaplaincy is often the first point of call for discovering a positive relationship with meaningful adults,”

he said. “It is an absolutely humbling privilege to be one of those people that students are happy to come and talk to. I work really hard at being a connector between students and helping them develop empowering links to others as well. Like the proactive support programs we are conducting where students get to meet with trained community volunteers to work through life issues together. ” “Chappy” Shane, who has been a youth worker for 25 years (a Chaplain for 17 years), said that the work he does assists the school community, students, and their families in a number of ways, including pastoral care and life skills development. “If a family has experienced a critical situation like the loss of a loved

one, we are there to help by simply having a chat, through practical acts like arranging for meals, and by linking them with others who can support them,” he said. “Then there are school activities which we get involved with such as camps, school community events, breakfast programs, mentoring, and lunchtime activities.” Jon Colley of Loan Wize is another local businessman who is participating in the Ride4Hope. “SU QLD is in the business of creating better futures – mainly through school chaplaincy. The Ride4Hope was developed to respond to genuine community need and to make a real difference in the lives of QLD young people,” Mr Colley said.

Mother inspires the community LOCAL author Siona Howard has recently self published a nurturing and beautiful coffee table style book full of positive life lessons and nature inspired photography. Siona now donates $4.00 from every book she sells to “Bravehearts Inc” who is Australia’s Leading Child Protection Advocate. Her goal is to raise $2000.00 for them by selling 500 books. Bravehearts are a brilliant non-profit organisation. They educate through school programs, they support parents, they provide counselling and also have a Crisis Help Line. They are a very rewarding cause to support and play a vital role in nurturing our kids. You can visit for help and more information. Siona’s most significant purpose is to raise awareness and create a sense of empowerment to the community with regards to child protection, specifically child sexual assault. Siona was abused as a small child for several years by her seemingly loving Grandfather on her Mothers side. With no education about this topic, Siona’s uncomfortable confusion made it very hard for her to protect herself. Often

children know their abusers and they generally look to these people for guidance and re-assurance. It is these manipulative people who statistically rate as the highest offenders of child sexual assault. Siona also found it very difficult to find someone to listen to her and believe her. With two precious daughters of her own and a very supportive husband, Siona is now deeply passionate to embrace this topic. “We need to educate our children. We need to protect them. We need to listen to them. We need to be available to them. We need to believe them. We also need to educate parents. Prevention is so much easier than cure.” Siona said. The journey of writing has led Siona to one of the most rewarding places she has ever been. “I now have a goal, a purpose and a very clear understanding of how I can help the world”, she said. To read more about Siona or to purchase one of her incredible books, you can visit her website or Facebook page inspirationalsanctuary

This year the Ride4Hope is hosting a huge weekend of camping and fun plus another first for this year – HopeFest…. A massive family friendly Concert featuring JC Epidemic Freestyle Motocross Show, live Battle of the Youth Bands plus other guest artists, The Chappy Pee Wee Challenge, Jumping

Castle, Fireworks and more! The Ride4Hope kicks off from the Showgrounds in Kenilworth and caterers for riders of differing abilities. To donate, register or for further information you can visit or email Chad Monroe: chad@provisionwealth.

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Work experience week

Celebrating 60 years of marriage

CONGRATULATIONS and well done to all the Year 9 NDSHS students who participated in ‘Work Experience Week’ at the end of the school term. Local businesses have been full of praise for their efforts. Thank you also to all the local businesses who accepted a student placement.

Kath & Bill Brown, long time Cooroy residents on 4 July will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Congratulations from all your family and friends, may there be many more wonderful years ahead.

Best wishes to Tanya Maher (second from left) who celebrated her birthday with friends in Cooroy last month

Budding advertising execs Mitch, Lily and Pheobe at the Cooroy Rag

Below: Cooroy local Donna Markert meets Michael Leunig at Noosa Long Weekend Festival Saturday 22 June 2013.

Jamie at Cooroy Kindy

Left: Rhea at Maple Street Acupuncture

Bottom Left: Brittany at Joan Digital

Below Right: Marissa at Richie’s Bakery

Best wishes to Jodii Gadd who celebrated her 17th birthday on June 23rd

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RIP Leo Giesberts, much loved and missed by family and friends. After a long fight with cancer, Leo passed away at Katie Rose Cottage surrounded by his loved ones. $2000 was raised for Katie Rose Cottage from donations in lieu of flowers at his funeral. He loved his home in Cooroy so much that a view from his deck was printed on his coffin.



The Happy Hats Ladies were out and about in Cooroy recently. This photo was taken at High Tea-Licious. The Noosa Head branch of the Red Hat Society loves supporting local businesses and enjoy social functions together at least once a month. The ladies are all about friendship and frivolity. Any enquiries please contact Jo Chapman

Ev looks forward to retirement AFTER 33 years working for Australia Post, including 10 years as Postal Manager at the Cooroy Post Office, Ev Rose is hanging up her mail bag. Ev and husband Merv, who is also retiring, are looking forward to a long trip around Europe before heading off in their caravan around Australia. We wish them both all the best in their retirement.

Sub Branch hosts Service Widows EACH year the RSL Sub Branch hosts the local widows of ex-service men to a lunch at the RSL Club. This year around 30 people attended and had a great time; the event is supported by the Guardian Pharmacy. It is expected that there are a number of widows of ex-service men in the district of whom the Sub Branch is unaware of, if you are or know of any please contact the reception at the Club and make yourself known.

The Herb Garden TIME is running out for special savings on Dinner-and-Show deals for this year’s season of Comedy & Consomme, at The Indee at Eumundi. Three very funny one-act plays and a delicious three-course winter dinner, is the secret of the show’s longevity. Now in its 18th year, it’s Queensland’s longest running annual comedy season. There are four dinner-shows to chose from, 6.30 for 7pm on Friday 26th July & Friday 2nd August and the earlier time of 5.30 for 6pm on Saturday 27th July and Saturday 3rd August. There are also two nondining matinees, 2pm Sunday 28th July & 5pm Sunday August 4th. The winter dinner starts with a choice of taste tempting soups. Then it’s settle back for comedy No. 1. Next a choice of piping hot mains, casseroles, curries etc followed by comedy No. 2. Then a choice The Herb Garden – Carol Burls, Lindley Moon, Rita Walker of desserts plus coffee and comedy No.3. planned bank-heist in history. The three comedies are as fine fare as the food. Something Nebulous is a comedy about a window The Herb Garden is about two elderly sisters who come up with a nice little earner to supplement their of opportunity for Herb Miles, a down-trodden husaged pensions. They grow flourishing herbs for the band who isn’t a misogynist, just a wife hater. Be quick for these dinner and show packages, $41, local restaurant trade. Their secret – they fertilise $39 for groups of eight or more and Budget Busters with real blood and bone. Vonney & Clive proves that if your vocational (for phone bookings only) at $35. Sundays $18. Call Indee on 5472 8200 or guidance doesn’t suggest a life of crime then you The probably shouldn’t go in for it. This is the worst

to the Community A huge Thank You to all who attended the Charity Memorial Day for Barry Tiereny, the day was a great success. I was able to put a little sparkle in the lives of 8 local families with the money raised. Thank you so much to the Business’s, family and friends who so generously donated items for the raffle and other prizes, without you this day would not have been the success it was. Thank you to all my helpers on the day you really are wonderful and generous people. One last thing, please take note of the businesses listed and show your appreciation and support to these. For without them days like this would not be possible. We are all so very lucky to be living in such a wonderful and loving community. Again thank you all who took part in the day. Debbie Turner



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IT was the tattooed form of a pregnant woman that caught the judges’ eye. The story Lucy Day was trying to tell through her sketch showed the potential creativity that Bruce Dahl and Pat Cale were looking for. So they awarded the inaugural Bush Haven Creativity Award to the Imbil Year 10 student at Mary Valley State College. Principal Jenny Kent was impressed with the offer of the privately funded award and welcomed the fact that the community was working to provide opportunities at the local school. Mr Dahl put up the $750 prize, which includes $500 worth of tuition by a local artist, $150 in materials and $100 cash for the student. It will be offered annually by Mary Valley Artslink for the next four years, and categories will be expanded to include a section for digital media. The award is just one of the suite of initiatives coming from the local Artslink organisation. “We wanted to encourage students by assisting them to improve their skills in creativity,” Mr Dahl said, “as well as helping the valley community appreciate their local talent. “The winners of this award may never become professional artists, but the point is to celebrate their creativity and give them the opportunity to explore it,” he said. “The award is linked to the school and local artists, so that the money stays in the community.” Both judges said Lucy’s drawing was highly creative and thought provoking,


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Young Bush Haven Creativity Award winner Lucy Day (left) with Heinke Butt and Bruce Dahl from Mary Valley Artslink. and showed a natural ability for an untrained artist. They said Lucy was a young person with that curiosity of line and media that showed promise. She won the prize from 19 entries and the award has created a new energy within the student body, according to Heinke Butt, vicepresident of Mary Valley Artslink. “Artslink is here to nurture the arts in the Mary Valley,” she said. “Other pursuits like sport are always getting recognition, and the arts tend to get left behind. We want to balance that out by promoting not just visual

Whats on @ The Majestic KIDS in Country at the Majestic Theatre: The Australian Institute of Country Music, based in Gympie, presents a unique display of young talent on Saturday 13 July at 7:30pm . The Institute is in the business of developing artists for the Country Music Industry. Kids in Country features the following young bands and musicians: “Playback”, “Two and Fro” “Something in Latin”, “Liv Young” , “Caitlin Shadbolt” and “The Beth Wright Band” : an amazing variety of country music line up. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids. The event is a fundraiser for the Noosa Show Society! Resturant and bar open from 5:30pm and supper menu available at Valentinos Restaurant Valentinos Restaurant: Don’t forget that Valentinos at the Majestic Theatre is now open for lunch Wednesday to Saturday and dinner Thursday to Saturday evening. Dine with amazing food in an amazing atmosphere

arts, but dance, music and theatre as well.” Mary Valley Artslink member and artist Pat Cale is the group’s school liaison officer. If you would like to inquire about any of the arts, or have a suggestion for a new project, contact her on 0457 623176, or Ms Butt on 0419 024291. You can visit the website for more information or contact Ms Butt via email at Mary Valley Artslink is an affiliate by Artslink Queensland and operates similarly to arts councils to enable the development and enjoyment of arts in the region.

Imbil back on map THE Member for Gympie, David Gibson MP has received confirmation that new directional signage to Imbil on the Bruce Highway has now been approved. After intense lobbying by Mr Gibson the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Hon Scott Emerson MP, has now reassessed the matter and requested that ‘Imbil’ be added to the two northbound signs at Ext 244 on the Bruce Highway. Mr Gibson said that this was a great outcome for the community of Imbil who have fought hard to have the signage changed. “Imbil has been through a lot recently and hopefully the new signage will encourage more visitors to this beautiful township,” Mr Gibson said. The Department of Transport and Main Roads have advised that they are currently in the process of ordering the amended signs which are expected to be manufactured and installed within the next two months. Mr Gibson thanked the residence of Imbil for their patience in this matter and is pleased that the signage is now resolved.

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Local cooks Debbie Williams (left), Rainer Kruse and Nicky Watson (right) were judged in a cook off by chef Matt Golinski (second right). ACCLAIMED chef Matt Golinski won everyone’s hearts as well as their palates on Sunday at the Mary Valley Country Flavours event in Imbil. Rainy weather did not keep the throngs of people away from the enticing aromas that drifted from Imbil’s Centre Park where Mr Golinski cooked up a storm with local Mary Valley produce. The event was part of the Mary Valley Coun-

try Flavours project, created by Mary Valley Inc to link the tourism, hospitality and agriculture sectors through developing and marketing product under the new “Flavours” brand. Businesses involved in the project have participated in barista training and business mentoring, growers have been networking and meeting buyers, and the project brought Mr Golinski to the valley to cook and promote its lo-

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crets. He cooked three sessions using local beef, pork and chicken with fruit and vegetables from accredited Mary Valley Country Flavours producers’ stalls at the markets. “It was awesome to work with a community who are so passionate about their local food and to be part of such a great event” said Matt who also personally launched the Farm to Business Trade Directory 2013 on behalf of the project. The directory promotes the “get local” campaign and lists producers as well as produce categories, markets, wholesalers, distributors and retailers of Flavours products and food service databases. Mr Golinski then went shopping at the accredited producers’ market stalls for five ingredients

to create mystery bags, which he then presented to three participants in the local Ready, Steady, Cook session. Imbil Bowls Club chef Rainer Kruse and cooks Nicky Watson and Debbie Williams were asked to create a meal in 30 minutes and impressed everyone with their culinary skills. Mr Golinski wrapped up the day with his final demonstration where he also used the same five ingredients to cook yet another creation, saying that the demonstration showed the variety of dishes that could come from wonderful fresh and local produce. Project coordinator Lesa Bell said the Flavours accreditation process ensured buyers and retailers that they were purchasing genuine local Mary Valley Product.

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CONNECTIONS - Environment and Humanity Local award winning artist, Noreen Flood, will be exhibiting at the Pomona Railway Station Gallery to 25 July. The diverse ecology of the sunshine coast inspires the artist to create mainly mixed medium contemporary and expressionistic work using line as a means of

conveying feelings. In the landscape works; practical methods of realization are designed on the canvas/paper – each piece influenced by the inner soul and visual memory. Using many stages from freely expressed to controlled and focused; thus designing the landscape. Abstracts are created using drawings from na-

ture/life drawing – torn, reconstructed and worked into or reproduced on canvas. Influenced by Cezanne who ‘presented features of the landscape in an intensified and perhaps reduced form, so the result was abstraction – but this was no fantasy: It was what the painter actually sensed and felt; it was reality’. Noreen will be at the Gallery on Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00 during her exhibition. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet the artist and discuss her work. Pomona Railway Station Gallery is located at 10 Station St. Pomona. The Gallery is open weekdays 10:00 to 4:00; Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. Closed Sunday. More information 5485 2950 or

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Beautiful music rises above adversity MUSIC has risen above adversity in the lives of three composers whose works will be performed by the Pacific Chamber Players at the next concert in Cooran Memorial Hall on Saturday July 13, 2pm. Clara Schumann (wife of Robert Schumann) was a distinguished German pianist and composer. While performing and composing she gave birth to 8 children of whom two died; cared for two lots of grandchildren during tragic periods which punctuated her family life then promoted the music of her husband after his death in a mental asylum, herself dying aged 77 years. The beautiful voice of Sunshine Coast soprano, Elisabeth Wallis Gaedtke will be heard performing Robert Schumann’s ‘Frauenliebe

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und Leben’ op 42. Translated, it means Womans’ Love and Life which is a cycle of 8 poems written by Adelbert von Chamisso telling the story of a womans’ love of a man After his marriage in 1840 Schumann embarked upon a great out-pouring of lieder and wrote 168 songs. Sadly, he admitted himself to a Mental Asylum after a failed suicide attempt. To complete the concert will be Smetana’s String Quartet no. 1 in E minor which was written when deafness was overcoming him. Tickets are available at the door. Prices are $25 adults; $20 concessions; $15 each for a group of 8 persons; $5 for students 15 years and under.As usual, a proportion of ticket sales will be donated to cancer research.

ON the 14th of July, French communities all over the world celebrate Bastille Day. The ‘Bastille ’was a medieval fortress and prison in Paris, that was stormed by troops on the 14th of July 1789, to release prisoners who were being tortured and slaughtered. This marked the end of the ancien regime and was a pivotal event to the beginning of the French Revolution. On the 14th July 1790 the Fete de la Federation was held to celebrate the establishment of the Constitutional Monarchy in France. Leading up to this day, the ‘Bastille’ was taken down, stone by stone, and the last stone was presented to the National Assembly. Every year since then, the 14 th of July, Bastille Day, has been a public Holiday in

France and a day for huge celebrations. At Fire and Ice Restaurant, 11 Maple Street Cooroy, we will celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday night 13th July with a “Classic” 3 Course French Menu For $40 per person. Bookings for 6 or more will include a bottle of “bubbly” We invite you to gather your friends and join in the celebrations by dressing in the style of the Moulin Rouge, Military uniform, Les Miserables or the tricolours of the French Flag, red, white and blue. It will be an evening of fun and games and prizes . To book your group table, Call Marisha on 5447 7224 or email or



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During winter Spencer makes a fresh batch of steamed pork belly and chicken buns each day for lunch until sold out. Also on the lunch menu for the winter months is Laksa Lemak, available with chicken or ocean prawns. It is served with rice noodles and bean sprouts and topped with spring onion, Vietnamese mint, garden mint, saw leaf coriander and fried shallots. On the winter dinner menu Dhom has added her crispy prawn and pork wonton noodle soup as a special. Facebook: dhomskitchen. 1a Garnet Street, Cooroy (opposite Cooroy Hotel) Ph. 5447 7710.

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Classifieds Church Notices

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Jesus the hope of the world CWA Hall Maple Street Cooroy Worship Service 10am Sundays

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health MEN! Do you have bladder control issues?


LAST week was World Continence week, which is an important time to address the large and still under-managed issue of incontinence. For women, there is a great deal of marketing from pantyliner companies etc about incontinence so there is some awareness of the issue in the community, despite this being an ineffective way to deal with the problem. For men, however, this issue is rarely discussed. And with increasing rates of prostate cancer surgeries over the last few decades, it is extremely important to address this issue in men. A lot of men find that they have incontinence issues after prostate procedures. This is because the prostate has a role in continence, and therefore when it is removed, incontinence can occur. The pelvic floor muscles and nerves may also be damaged. Most women are aware of the importance of performing pelvic floor exercises, but did you know that strong pelvic floor muscles are essential for men’s health as well? There are a number of issues for which pelvic floor muscle exercises can help, but let’s start with the one that is most likely to get your attention. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help overcome erectile dysfunction. Yes, you read correctly. Not only is it safe and easy, but pelvic floor exercises are much cheaper than medications

such as Viagra. Even if you don’t have erectile dysfunction, increasing your pelvic floor strength can increase the awareness of sexual sensations and therefore enjoyment. Pelvic floor muscles can also help men who find that they “dribble” after urinating and are strongly recommended for men after prostatectomy. Many men find that they have bladder control issues and erectile dysfunction post surgery, and both of these symptoms can be improved with pelvic floor exercises. It is not only surgery that damages or weakens these muscles. Chronic coughing, lifting of heavy loads or straining due to constipation can also result in a weak pelvic floor. So how do you fix the problem? Most men are able to perform their exercises correctly after basic instruction from a qualified therapist. If more help is required, there are DVD’s, muscle stimulation units and biofeedback which can be used as well. Like any problem, the sooner it is addressed, the easier it is to fix. So if you would like to know more, contact your health professional today. Craig and Rebecca Steele own and operate Hinteractive Physio in Cooroy. They can be contacted on 5442 5556.

Treat yourself at The Spa Touch THE Spa Touch has opened its doors at HeArt Space Pomona two months ago and is already a huge success. 23 years of experience in the Spa industry can make a big difference in the delivery of treatments and clients can definitely feel it. The word of mouth is working really quickly, and if you haven’t felt Laurence’s magic hands yet, you’re missing out! The spa touch is now offering a range of New treatments with Certified therapeutic essentials oils. Essentials oils are some of the oldest and most powerful therapeutic agents known but have been overlooked during the last century. Therapeutics grade essential oils have significant and immediate antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and hormone balancing effects. They have been shown to have a profound influence on the central nervous system, helping to reduce or eliminate pain, release muscle tension and provide strong emotional uplift. Including those precious oils in spa treatments, facial and mas-

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Weight loss challengers say no to the winter weight! WELLNESS coach Sharon Collins is very proud to see how focussed the local Biggest Loser challengers are. Biggest Loser went to Belinda who took out 1st Prize, coming in 2nd was Ingrid and 3rd was Helen. Amazing cm’s were lost by Amber. This could be YOU!!! Sharon will be starting a new challenge on the 15th July. It will run for 8 weeks, ending on the 10th September. The cost is only $50 for

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Fan the flames of your digestive fire GET more energy, a better night’s sleep and even lose weight by keeping your digestion strong We can think of our Stomach like a pot bubbling away over a fire, this is our Digestive Fire. When the fire is strong, the food and drink that we put into our ‘pot’ gets easily converted into Qi (energy) and Blood and our digestive system and body function with ease. When this fire is weak, our body has a hard time digesting whatever is put into our ‘pot’ resulting in lowered energy, digestive imbalances, weight gain and sluggish metabolism. So what puts this Digestive Fire out? Consuming too many ‘cooling’ and ‘damp’ foods. Cooling foods weaken the heat of the fire and damp foods smother the fire. Now cooling foods in Chinese Medicine basically means too many foods that are cold or raw whereas damp foods are mostly dairy products, oily and highly processed food. Think cereal and oj for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, fish and chips for dinner and ice-cream for dessert. The fire gets dampened by having the first two meals of the day as cold meals, and then there is little energy to digest a big cooked dinner at the end of the day. This leads to a diminished Fire or a deficient digestive energy. Symptoms of weak digestion: nausea, poor appetite, bloating, overweight without overeating, or underweight and unable to gain weight, loose bowels, general weakness, fatigue, food sensitivities, nervous indigestion and haemorrhoids. When the digestive fire is weakened, anything we put into our ‘pot’ doesn’t get digested efficiently and takes much longer to be converted into Qi and Blood and therefore sits around in the Stomach and eventually creates Dampness within the body. Symptoms of Dampness can include Candida; phlegm producing coughs; painful joints leading to restricted movement and possibly numbness; swelling and oedema; a feeling of ‘heaviness’ in the body particularly the head; lack of appetite; bloating and diarrhoea. But it really doesn’t take much effort to tips the digestive odds in your favour. If you already have some of the symptoms listed above, then you want to make your food and drink as easy to digest as possible. This then gives the digestive ‘pot’ and fire a bit of a break whilst it regains its mojo. If you keep the food and drink as close in consistency and temperature to soup as possible, your digestion will thank you for it, and give you great rewards in return. By making simple changes to your daily routine, you will notice huge benefits to your overall wellbeing and your energy for the day will be more balanced and sustained. Fire creates fire, so by keeping your digestion strong and eating according to the seasons our body will repay the care by naturally correcting any minor imbalances when they arise. For more information phone Amy SteinbeckMaple St Acupuncture & Natural Medicine on 07 5442 5526

New fitness centre opens in Kauri Street

STUDIO 2 is a new fitness centre recently opened in Kauri St Cooroy offering a variety of fitness classes with a difference; the business is a combination of fitness classes and an espresso bar. The fitness studio offers Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Pump or bar classes, Fit4dance (which is a new dance/ barre based exercise program) and boot camp style circuits…..the espresso bar serves the finest award winning coffee roasted by Doonan’s Flying West Small Batch Roasters. The owners are Doonan locals who have been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. They previously owned a Fitness Centre in Zimbabwe for 10 years and they have managed and worked in gyms in Noosa until recently deciding to combine their two loves – coffee and exercise classes…. “we are a fitness studio offering a variety of great classes with motivating music and experienced instructors .… together with exceptional coffee!” When asked why they chose Cooroy for their new venture they said “…because it’s a great little town with a relaxed atmosphere …we love group exercise classes because they have so much energy and the music is so moti-

vating – you don’t even feel like your exercising…and the espresso bar? well, everything goes better with great coffee and we are proud to be working with Flying West Small Batch Roasters who were awarded a bronze medal in the last National CSR Golden Bean Roaster Awards for their signature blend ‘Cheeky Monkey’.” The other unique thing about Studio 2 is that there are no memberships ... you just pay as you go - $12 per class or $10 for students and seniors and Studio 2 is also offering Personal Training for those who want to fast track their progress or focus on more specific goals. Studio 2 is also working closely with Anytime Fitness and Dance Form Professional Studio at 13 Kauri St to create a fitness hub for Cooroy locals fuelled by Flying West’s delicious coffee. As a special promotion to all Cooroy Rag readers, for the month of July all first timers to Studio 2 receive their class or coffee at half price when they like the facebook page For more information and the class timetable you can go to or call Ben on 0416 878 526.

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health Accredited Exercise Physiologist at Maple St Surgery

COOROY RAG KAHRYN Parcheta, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) has recently joined the team of Allied Health Professionals at Maple St Surgery. Kahryn specialises in chronic disease and injury management, providing scientifically based exercise interventions to treat and prevent chronic medical conditions. Kahryn focuses on the prescription of functional exercises that require minimal equipment and can be performed in various private and community based settings. ‘Many of my clients feel uncomfortable in gyms and prefer alternate exercise environments.’

Exercise improves outcomes and quality of life in patients with many chronic conditions. Scientific evidence supports exercise interventions in the treatment of; arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, dementia, hypertension, mental illness, musculoskeletal injuries, obesity, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and Parkinson’s disease. While many people are aware of the benefits of physical activity, they are often apprehensive about making the necessary lifestyle changes. ‘Exercise should not be viewed as a short term intervention but a long

term lifestyle choice. It is essential that clients find forms of exercise they enjoy and these can often be combined with social activities.’ The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has developed internationally recognised exercise guidelines for health benefits. To decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease all healthy adults should perform approximately 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise weekly. This can be as simple as going for a brisk 30 min walk on most days. For bone, muscle and joint health, resistance and flexibility exercises should be performed 2 -

3 times weekly. If you would like to learn more about improving your health and quality of life through exercise, book an initial Exercise Physiology consultation today. AEP services are recognised by Medicare Australia, Workcover and most private health insurers. Entitled Department of Veteran’s Affairs clients may be referred for clinically necessary Exercise Physiology treatment by their GP on a valid D04 referral form. For bookings contact Maple Street Surgery on 07 5447 6644. • Clinical health & fitness screening / assessments

Winter Weight Loss MANY of us think of winter as a time to hibernate. We eat all those stodgy, fat-filled, high carbohydrate, comfort foods and snuggle up in front of the fireplace or tv in a tracksuit and slippers. Jumpers and coats can hide a multitude of sins, so it isn’t until the warmer months arrive that we start to worry about all those extra kilos that have been stacked on. Why not break the hibernation cycle this year? When you think about it, winter is actually the perfect time to start a health and fitness campaign. Starting an exercise regime in the cooler weather is much easier as you don’t have the heat to contend with. By the time the heat arrives you are much fitter and will find it much easier to cope with. And exercise is a great way to warm up on those cold days.

• Scientifically based; exercise prescription, delivery & clinical monitoring • Lifestyle counselling • Movement assessments / workplace rehabilitation • Post-operative exercise rehabilitation. Services recognised by; Medicare Australia, Workcover and most private health funds. Private referrals welcome. Entitled Department of Veteran’s Affairs clients may be referred for clinically necessary Exercise Physiology treatment by their GP on a valid D04 referral form. For bookings phone reception on; 07 5447 6644.

Grant for NoosaCare

Plus exercising over winter means that by summer you’ve got a body that will easily look good in shorts and swimming costumes! Now is also a great time to look at the food choices you make over winter. It’s much easier to make better choices and not put the weight on in the first place. “There are lots of fantastic winter choices that are filling, healthy and still provide the comfort we look for on cold days. It is all about being informed, making smart choices and knowing what is the right food for you,” says Maria Sturre of Make a Difference Health & Fitness. If you don’t want to pack on the kilos over Winter and plan to be in excellent shape by the time Summer roles around, give Make A Difference Health & Fitness a call on 5442 6179 or visit

NOOSACARE Inc (Carramar site) has been granted $22,320 from the Queensland Government and Jupiters Casinon Community Benefit Fund. This grant was used to purchase 16 adjustable hospital beds for the new Special Care Unit for People Living with Dementia which is open for inspection to the public on Saturday 29th June, 2013 between 10am and 3pm. Executive Officer of NoosaCare.

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Now at Maple Street Surgery • Clinical health & fitness screening / assessments • Scientifically based; exercise prescription, delivery & clinical monitoring • Lifestyle counselling • Movement assessments / workplace rehabilitation • Post-operative exercise rehabilitation. Services recognised by; Medicare Australia, Workcover and most private health funds. Private referrals welcome. Entitled Department of Veteran’s Affairs clients may be referred for clinically necessary Exercise Physiology treatment by their GP on a valid D04 referral form.

For bookings phone reception

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NOOSA District State High School purchased skincare and make-up products for the Junior School make-up workshop from The Cooroy Guardian Pharmacy, and the pharmacy also donated a large amount of product including foundations, lip sticks, lip glosses and nail polish. The make-up workshop was a great success with many of the students eager to try out their new looks over the school holidays. Noosa District State High School is very grateful for The Guardian Pharmacy’s assistance in making the workshop such a wonderful experience for the Year 8 and Year 9 girls.

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-to-one thorough consultation with Dr. Adam Roache (chiropractor),a full postural, physical and Dr. Adam Roache neurological examination.

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There are not many people in life that have the great pleasure of loving what they do every day. We do at Wythes, and we are absolutely blessed to share the same passion…REAL ESTATE. Over the past 25 years our family has been heavily involved in real estate and continue to love working in this dynamic industry. Alisa was born in Cooroy and still loves and lives in what she calls the best country town you will find. We love the community and its people, and Alisa will often say “why would you live anywhere else?” Trisha has coowned two successful real estate agencies, won 3 consecutive awards as the top salesperson in Queensland in the Elders group and has been a trainer for a well known real estate company. Trisha maintains that even though she has had a fabulous career in real estate, her most rewarding experience so far in the wonderful real estate indus-

try has been to work with Alisa and the team at Wythes who all strive to make everyone’s transition from their old homes to their new homes as pleasant and easy an experience as possible. Starting Wythes Real Estate was a shared dream of ours which we made come true 3 years ago. We knew it was the only way we could deliver the best service possible to our clients, whilst fulfilling our dreams of running a successful business driven by integrity, honesty and following our family creed to treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves. After a year of operating we were blessed to have Warren Berry join our team. Warren has lived in Cooroy for 27 years and sold in the area for 12 years. He shows passion and enthusiasm when selling property. Warren has achieved incredible sale prices and demonstrates absolute dedication to his clients each and every time. We knew he would be the perfect fit

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110 Killawarra Road, LAKE MACDONALD ARE you looking to escape the madness of city living? Do you want to make sure your children are more familiar with tree houses than safe houses . Nestled on 2.49 acres of nature just outside the bustling township of Cooroy, the modern eco style home is set nice and high to capture the breezes. Designed with a wide and generous deck, the outdoor living has views over meadows and forest. The kitchen is spacious, modern and features all new appliances, stone bench tops, glass fronted drawers and a breakfast bar. The home has lovely timber floors with a mezzanine master bedroom and luxurious ensuite with high end fixtures and fittings. There is abundant under floor storage options, solar hot water and a slab has been poured ready for your shed or studio. Compact, clever and eco conscious, this is the perfect opportunity to secure your piece of the hinterland. Please call or email the office for further information. Price: auction in-rooms, wed 6pm 24th july @ the Cooroy hotel Agent: kess prior, 0404 344 399 - Hinternoosa, 5447 7000.

for our business. Within the next 6 months, Sam Hargrave joined our team. Sam’s attention to detail, dedication and drive is second to none. She is a talented and exceptional agent who leaves no stone unturned. Sam lives and breathes real estate and specialises in the Pomona area. Sam and her husband are an undeniable force in the Real Estate Industry who will not rest until they achieve the best result for their clients. Shortly after we decided to start our own rent roll as we were enthusiastic to offer the same excellent service to investors and tenants. This grew quickly, and with perfect timing Gina Mahé walked into our office. Gina is a highly experienced Property Manager with a military background; once again, the perfect fit for our evolving business and within 6 months our rent roll had doubled. We felt extremely lucky to have such a strong and motivated team. So here we are 3 years in, and from a two man

team we now have 4 exceptional, hard working agents, a property manager and 4 admin staff. It was only a matter of time before our expanding team would be in need of a bigger work space. Finding a new shop was a challenge, but we both identified the hairdressers shop was perfect for our needs. When we first decided to start our own agency, finding the right branding was easy, as we both love the colour orange, so of course the new shop continues on with

our bright and vibrant branding. After overcoming a few obstacles, time was finally on our side and just as we started to spill out onto the street, the office on Maple Street became available. I often think we are just so lucky to have this great business in the town we love so much. Our company and team continue to grow from strength to strength, and we look forward to settling into our new ‘home’. We would like to invite everyone to come in and say hello.

Pool owners look to warm up to winter POOL owners no longer need to avoid their swimming pool in the cooler months with a number of heating solutions available to extend the swimming season into winter. Conrad Reed of pool and spa care franchise PoolWerx said there’s a number of heating solutions available for pool owners so they can continue to enjoy their pools in the cooler months ranging from pool covers through to gas heating and electric heat pumps. “A correctly installed pool cover can make your pool up to eight degrees warmer, while solar or gas heating can allow for year-round pool use, taking around 8 hours for an average backyard pool to be heated”. Mr. Reed said there are a number of cost effective options available if pool owners are concerned about rising electricity prices. “Solar blankets are a more inexpensive solution and help stop evaporation and reduce chemicals usage saving pool owners money. To get the most out of a pool blanket pool owners should leave the blanket on until they’re

ready to swim to ensure that water is at its maximum temperature.” Heating products can have an impact on the water chemistry so it is important that pool owners using any pool heating equipment consult a pool maintenance professional to ensure their pool remains healthy. “When using a heater you should adjust the salt water chlorination accordingly, as it can cause significant bleach damage to the pool if left unchanged.” Another popular alternative to heating products is installing a spa, however maintaining healthy spa water balance in winter can be a challenge. “Maintaining correct chemical and pH levels in a spa are extremely important as bacteria can develop much quicker than in a pool. Regularly clean your spa to protect bac-

teria building up, surface staining or scale.” It is also important that during winter pool owners don’t become complacent about pool health and safety. “Ensure that your swimming pool fence and gate are compliant with new state legislation and don’t turn off your pool equipment to maintain good water quality. Also, make sure the pool area displays a current CPR chart,” he said. All pools will need to be certified by 2015 according to current legislation. PoolWerx provides Pool Safety Inspections required for sale or lease of properties and Pool and Spa maintenance in Noosa, Tewantin, Cooroy and Gympie. For further information about pool and spa care services please call 1800 009 000 or visit the



22 acres peace & privacy

CHOSEN for its private position and only 3km to Eumundi Markets this 22 acre property is a private dream property. Simply stunning property exudes an exotic quality reinforced by the imported structures throughout the vast gardens loaded with species considered rare by even the most dedicated collector. The executive design home by

Steven Kidd fits nicely into the folds of the property, purposefully built to capture the fullness of what is on offer. A quality home built over 3 levels with plenty of windows to fully appreciate the property at large. Designed by one of the Hinterland’s best Steven Kidd, no expense has been spared in providing generous spaces for living, dining, entertaining and enjoyment.

The large chefs kitchen with Smeg appliances will inspire the chef in you and connects graciously to the large meandering decks and boardwalks! The top floor is the parents retreat whilst the living and other bedrooms are on the main level. On entry level is a spacious room ideal as a home office/guests/media room. Stroll along the boardwalk to the magnificent resort style pool with amazing landscape and rock walls and with

its own deluxe covered outdoor area again themed with an Asian influence. Pass through the pristine gardens to the large lily covered dam and you will see the substantial second accommodation located alongside. This striking cabin features black marble and other exotic fixtures making it ideal for friends, family or long distance relatives popping in from overseas. Nearby are some stables from when there was a horse on the prop-

erty and 3 phase power is also available on the property. The gardens really are a sanctuary for local birdlife, even bellbirds, plus there is a house orchard of mature fruit trees. The theme of this property is very much about enjoying a natural setting in a quality home in lush and relaxing surrounds yet just a short drive to the Coast. Price: offers over $995,000. Agent Jeanette Catalano, 0422 923 851 Hinternoosa, 5447 7000

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Not fancy but cheap!

THIS 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit is a great opportunity to enter the market. Located within walking distance to local Schools, shopping and dining. Undercover parking and small private courtyard provide you with added space. The small private laundry room provides extra secure storage in the unit complex of 4. Contact us today to organise a viewing of this property. * 2 Bed 1 Bath * Single Carport * Private Fenced Courtyard * Laundry Room Priced at $235,000, call Brendan Buckenham from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for further details on 0401 234 694 or at the office on 5485 1788, or call into the office at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona.

Specialising in Domestic, Commercial, Industrial, New work & Repairs

2 Johnson Crt, Cooroy off Jarrah St Call Cameron 5447 7722 STEP inside, kick your feet up and relax as there is nothing left to do, immaculate is the only word to describe this property. Presenting as new, the residence is Grandview Homes built, showcasing quality throughout and spacious living at its best. Nestled in a quiet estate amongst desirable homes, the vibrant hub of Cooroy Township is close by, with Noosa just 15 minutes away. Open plan living with a large entertainers kitchen will make cooking a treat, 9ft ceilings gives you the sense of space along with the 4 bedrooms, master with eunsuite, A/C and walk in robes. Fully established gardens with easy to maintain lawn will leave you plenty of time to enjoy your surrounds on your back patio. Loaded with extras such as tinted windows, security screens, solar hot water and a 1.5kw solar electricity system, your power bills will be looking oh so nice. A home of true style and elegance, but incredibly practical and low maintenance with all the comforts expected from such a quality residence. Inspect today to realise the dream of living in such a desirable location. Price: $469,000. Contact Peter Livesey at Hang Loosa Property on 0438 724 424.

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Trades & Services AIR CONDITIONING




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0409 954 228 CAR PARTS




Bruce Forsyth


• Overhead & Underground Power • Pump Repairs • Phone Installations • Domestic & Commercial

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ROB: 0407 318 285 JEFF: 0401 385 320 LANDSCAPING

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PH: 5485 2524


Mobile: 0412 909 112 ALL AREAS

Mobile: 0416 241 261 COMPUTER SOLUTIONS



All aspects of landscaping & gardening with a CREATIVE, ORGANIC approach

CUSTOM BUILT PC’S FOR HOME, OFFICE AND GAMING Maintenance – Virus Removal Printers - Parts - Upgrades – Networks – Installations

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• Rockbreaker • Rockgrab • Post-hole Augers • Trencher • Rippers • Levelling Bar

98 Maple Street, Cooroy Qld 4563 Ph (07) 5329 0059 • Mobile 0438 196 113 email :









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SPECIALISED MOWING • Catcher mowing for large or small properties • Ride on mowing • Garden maintenance & clean ups FREE NO • Hedging • Spraying & weeding OBLIGATION • Whipper snipping • Edging QUOTES • Rubbish removal and more… • Pensioner Discount Available

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• • • • • •

Licensed Builder New Homes Units • Renovations Extensions Maintenance Insurance Work

Graham Williams 0418 710 222

Cooroy Handyman Service Servicing Noosa Hinterland


Curtains & Soft Furnishings Maker of Curtains, Cushions & Roman Blinds Kathryn Leitch

PH: 5449 1288 - FAX: 5449 1818 BSA Licence No 742441 - Member QMBA


5442 5723 0407 131 649 ELECTRICAL

Cooroy Eumundi Electrical Services Richard Oxborough

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• Carpentry • Concreting • Tiling • Termite Repairs • Plastering • Cubbyhouses • Patch & Paint Walls • Roofing & Guttering • Patios & Decks • Fencing & Retaining Walls • Mobile Welding • Doors & Locks QBSA Licensed • 20 years experience • No job too small • We love Referrals

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Handyman jobs done by a HandyWoman From curtain rails to computers, Irrigation to Ipad tuition. No job too small

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LEADLIGHT WINDOWS & LAMPS COMMISSIONS & REPAIRS Kiln Fired Glassware available to buy by appointment

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Cars Machinery Containers Stan Kidd

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For your next Slashing job SERVICING ALL AREAS call Slasher Steve

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OWEN 5447 6916 FAX 5447 7645 RESURFACING

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Community Coaching Course

Celebrating the end of term

JOIN us every Monday morning at 9.30am for Beginners Badminton! Lots of FUN, no experience needed, all ages, all welcome. $3 includes tea and bikkies. Team Tournament 9am, July 20th. Contact Kris on 5442 8309 or email For more information about Cooroy Badminton visit http://

: COOROY hosted a very successful AASC Community Coaching Course in June at the Cooroy Scout Grounds. Participants braved the chilly night time temperatures and travelled from Tewantin, Nambour and Kin Kin as well as Cooroy to attend. A big ‘thank you’ goes to Tim Widdison from Ausport for delivering such an enjoyable and worthwhile course. Course participant Kristy Worrall of Cooroy reported “The Course was very useful and I enjoyed it … Tim shared a lot of good ideas and information for a short course! A great combination. Thanks.” It is anticipated that Cooroy will host another Coaching Course next year, so be sure not to miss out. For more information about becoming a Community Coach, visit get_involved/become_a_community_coach


Three Juniors at the Maddern U19 Nationals THE Noosa District State High School junior school celebrated the end of term with a culmination of activities designed to extend and add depth to the school curriculum during VINCIT Week. Students participated in a range of workshops including archery, hiking, make-up, mocktails and canapés, cake decorating and classes on health and relationships, careers, nanotechnology, sport and English and maths diagnostic testing. Students with outstanding effort and behaviour for the term were rewarded with an excursion to Aussie World.




THE Cooroy Tennis Club invites all current, past and life members, including friends, family and supporters to the 75th Anniversary celebrations of the Club. Come along for afternoon tea and free social tennis at 3pm Sunday 14 July 2013. Members are requested to bring a plate for afternoon tea. The Club encourages anyone interested in playing tennis to come along to social tennis held every Tuesday Thursday 8am and the first Sunday of each month at 5pm. Casual court hire is also available almost any time. For further information contact our committee members, Rhonda 0400 415 370, Fraser 5485 1942, Dorelle 5447 6674, Alan 5447 6270, Brian 5447 7173,Noelene 5485 1942 or Helene 5447 6945. Rob Schmitt and Di Peterson are our professional coaches. Contact Rob on 0431 386 333 or Di on 0478 127 619 if you would like private coaching.

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ENJOY exercise out in the fresh air and join in the friendly atmosphere at the Cooroy Bowls Club. We have something for everyone, singles, pairs, triples, fours and of course social play. Night bowls in summer is fantastic for business networking, to gather your mates and for the girls to have a night out. Why not give it a go for free? Contact the club on 54476051 or visit our website for more information and calendar of events at events.html

LOCATED in the grounds of the Noosa District High School, Tulip Street, Cooroy. Facilities include a heated 6 lane 25 metre pool with a shaded seating area. The pool is home of the Cooroy Dolphins Swim Club and offers a squad and learn to swim program. Please phone for details regarding availability for general lap/recreational swimming on (07) 5442 6456. Search us on FaceBook for updates. Opening hours - this pool operates seasonally. Please contact the centre for exact opening dates.



Cooroy Badminton

LOCATED at Cooroy Sporting Complex, Cooroy Eumundi Cricket Club is the Home of the Cougars – the best cricket club on the Coast. Like to know more and be part of a great club? Contact John on 0408 965 263 and find us on FaceBook.

THE Maddern U19 Nationals is a competition for under 19 years old badminton players. This year the tournament is hosted by the Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association and players will meet at South Hobart from the 6 to the 13th of July. Three of the ten members of the Queensland delegation are from the Cooroy Badminton Club, Thibault Zeestraten, Claire Blaga and Damien Blaga. They have been preparing all year for this event and are getting ready to play against the teams of the other Australian states as well as against teams from New-Caledonia and New-Zeland. The Cooroy Badminton Club is very proud of its juniors and helping them get to Hobart. Another reason for the young ones to join the club, get the precious advice of our coach and be the next members of the Queensland Badminton Club.

Cooroy Gymnastics NEW Syllabus and Equipment: The club has been working hard for the last two years to identify the best way to provide syllabus and programming for our students, especially the large number of recreational gymnasts. We have now partnered with Smartmoves to deliver a new recreational program that will provide a syllabus which is progressive, challenging and fun. This new program syllabus will help us and the coaches deliver better measurable outcomes for all gymnasts. We have just ordered a new vault strip for the club to replace the existing one which has been much used. The cost of a new vault run up is $2500.00 and we hope to have it in before the start of next terms classes. We have been able to purchase and upgrade this in part with the help of our community partnership grant from the Sunshine Coast Council. For more information about Cooroy Gymnastics visit http://www.cooroy

Cooroy Horse and Pony Club UPCOMING events at the Cooroy Horse and Pony Club include regular musters, adult rider musters, camps and gymkhanas. Adult Riders Musters are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month commencing at 9am excluding school holidays. The primary purpose of the group is social and fun coupled with some education along the way. Participants must be a financial riding member of Cooroy Horse and Pony Club and be a minimum of 17 years of age. Cooroy Gymkhana is scheduled for July 28th at the Cooroy Pony Club grounds. For more information about Cooroy Horse and Pony Club phone Peta 5447 9636 or Vicki 0400 407 171. Help your child “Get Started” in sport! The next round of “Get Started” funding for families is available NOW. Visit getinthegame/getstarted.html to obtain your voucher and choose from the many available sports in our local area. It’s a great opportunity, so don’t miss out.



Impact boxers claim Queensland Titles IMPACT Boxing Academy fighter Payton “The Assassin” Aird-Cardiff has claimed the 52 kg Queensland Novice title in an emphatic fashion with a first round stoppage of her opponent. Payton stepped up a division to take on Gemma Vogel from Kingaroy for the title. From the opening bell Payton had Vogel on the back foot as she applied her constant pressure. Vogel attempted to apply some of her own pressure but she was met with a superb combination with pin point accuracy from Payton. Payton then settled her self in centre ring before she unleashed a cracking right hand which sent Vogel stumbling back to the ropes. The referee intervened to apply a standing 8 count as Vogel tried to recover from the blow. With the referees call to continue boxing Payton then moved forward unleashing a perfectly timed left right combination prompting the referee to intervene again, this time to stop the fight. Payton was awarded the win via a TKO decision. “Payton proved that she is ready for the 52 kg division. She has the height, the reach and definitely has the power to shake up this division. She trains 5 nights a week and is improving out of sight with every bout she has,” coach Mark Evans said. Maddy “The Mauler” Phillips was

Gymnasts of the month

another standout boxer for the Impact Crew at the titles. Maddy fought an absolute war on Saturday night against Monica Shaw from Brisbane in the 60kg semi final. In a close decision Maddy was awarded the victory and a spot in the finals for the 60 kg title on Sunday. Maddy’s final bout on Sunday was another fiercely contested bout. Both girls put on an awesome display of boxing as neither girl really had the upper hand over the other. The final round had the crowd on their feet cheering both girls home as they both fought their hearts out. In what was one of the closest decisions of the night Maddy was defeated by a split points decision. “I am very proud of Maddy, she has had two tough bouts in two days. She always puts in 100 per cent and never gives up. That fight could have gone either way, today just wasn’t her day decision wise. She has some big things coming her way in this sport,” said Evans Alec “The Annihilator” Aird-Cardiff and Cian “The Cannon” Jones also represented the Impact crew at the titles. Both boys went down to split points decisions but they can hold their heads high because as always they fought with heart and tenacity. “I am so proud of all our fighters that fought this weekend. We had some good wins and we lost some close decisions that could have and maybe should have gone our way. But as always these kids are humble in victory and humble in defeat and to me that’s what makes them all champions,” Coach Mark Evans said...

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