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Setting a fine eggsample ERIC Pernoud, owner and patissier of Maison de Provence is bringing his handmade Easter treats to Cooroy, but he is definitely no bunny. Eric says there are no Easter Bunnies in France and he’d never heard of them until he moved abroad. “The only thing rabbits mean in France is Pate,” he says with a cheeky French grin. One of France’s main Easter treats is the chocolate bell, representing the church bells for the religious holiday, but they also have the familiar chickens and eggs. Starting with the finest of French chocolote, Valhrona and Cacao Barry, Eric moulds his Eggs into works of art, then fills them with assorted friture, which are tiny chocolate fish and shells. Eric is also baking up batches of hot cross buns, which are made of brioche with custard crosses. As soon as he puts his bunny ears away, Eric will be gearing up for the Food and Wine festival in May, where he will be going up against legendary Adriano Zumbo, from Masterchef in a high tea competition. Eric will be doing his old school revisited style, while Zumbo will be creating a modernised version. He will also be working as a team with Tim Phillips, reigning world champion cocktail maker in the cocktail matching dinner, to be held on the beach in front of Berardos.

Manifesto charts community’s directions for Noosa Council A WEEK after Noosa residents voted overwhelmingly to restore local council rule, a very clear picture is emerging of the values they want the new council to adopt and implement in pursuit of a reborn Noosa region that celebrates our pristine environment, lifestyle, strong community spirit and an expanded non-polluting economy. Strategic planning and marketing consultant, Allan Bonsall, today released a ‘community manifesto’ that summarises the feedback from four open-forum meetings attended by about 400 people in the leadup to the compulsory referendum in which more than 80 per cent of

Noosa voters opted to separate from the super Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Noosa will have its own council operating from 1 January 2014. Allan facilitated the meetings by asking attendees why they had chosen to live in the region, what had changed for better or worse under the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, and what they wanted the Noosa region to look like in 15 years. He undertook to collate and release the answers as a ‘manifesto’. Continued on Page 3

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Not my fave THERE are so many signs about now, stating that bad behaviour won’t be tolerated. Every time I see one of these signs I know I’m in for either (a) a long wait; (b) a truck load of red tape paperwork to complete that no-one is really sure how to do or process correctly; (c) a front row seat to a bit of biffo. These signs are prevalent in government buildings, which perhaps explains it all. You have to wonder if they spent a little less money on signage and stationery and a little more on putting on more staff the problem could be solved. Anyone who’s spent time at Centrelink or the Department of Transport would have to agree that sometimes those signs seem like a challenge … Take a number Find your form (it’s usually at this point that you realise you don’t have enough proof of identity on you, or the last tax assessment notice that must be an original not a copy) Wait for 45 minutes Have your number called Find out you have the wrong form Start the process all over again Sit back down and read the sign again, that now seems now to be smirking. But it’s not just government offices, the private sector has taken taken note of our how our leaders are dealing with an imperfect system and embraced it. These signs have started cropping up at doctors offices and the orthodontist (maybe their patients have come straight from these government departments to have their injuries attended to). Have we turned into a nation of bullies - and if so, which side of the counter is the bully on? But at least most of these places try and calm us down by having a TV somewhere to lull us into obedient drones (albeit the sound is usually muted), and sometimes we can thumb through the odd magazine from 2001. I guess they are signs of our times. So there you have it ... signs, Centrelink and sufferance ... Needing a ‘no tolerance’ sign in your home when you’re on the phone to Telstra ... not my fave!

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Community’s direction for Noosa Council

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From Page 1 According to Allan, the results are uniform across the coast and the hinterland. “People want to be involved and connected with each other, and with their individual communities, while recognising their differences. Clearly, they also want to be deeply involved with, and actively contribute to, a new Noosa Council. That needs to be taken into account when deeciding the structure of our new council entity,” Allan said. “The homogenised Sunshine Coast Regional Council, they felt, robbed them of their identity and dealt with them at arm’s length. That has never been the Noosa way,” he said. “Through the manifesto, people have given an incoming Noosa Council clear new marching orders.” • They want community spirit fostered within individual localities and across the region, with a strong emphasis on values espoused through the internationally-recognised Noosa Biosphere. Their future Noosa is a place of minimal visual pollution, no traffic lights or parking meters, overdevelopment or ‘suburbanisation’ that does away with green space between villages and towns. • The vision includes a flourishing economy where tourism and agriculture are core strengths, augmented by new job opportunities provided by innovative and creative industries supported by modern communication technology. Not only education to tertiary level, but health and aged care also should be outstanding, while transport solutions should be appropriate to the environment and the needs of the population. Allan continued: “In contrast to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, a clear majority of people want a new Noosa Council that is prepared to engage opening and transparently. They desire a council with the foresight to plan for future growth, but not unfettered population and housing growth de-coupled from job creation. Housing should be varied and affordable, according to the feedback. “Council decision-making should be guided by a desire to strengthen community spirit and well-being, also by putting the environment first. There was a strong indication for a council that rules in favour of prosperity for people and the region and does not support the vested interests of a few.” Allan said those that the state government intended putting in charge of the transition to a new Noosa Council had an obligation to heed the people’s manifesto and the strong desire for change evident in the strength of the de-amalgamation vote – the highest among the four Queensland communities given an opportunity to split from their larger councils. “While it won’t be business as usual, the mandate is there for Noosa to become a beacon of difference among local governments around Australia,” he said.

COOROY Fusion Festival ... A Celebration of Community Events! - Saturday 11 May 2013 (9am to 3pm) A blending of three Cooroy events (the Cooroora Woodworkers Club, the Noosa District Orchid Society and the Cooroy Library and Butter Factory

Arts Centre open day), the 2013 Cooroy Fusion Festival is again highlighting the talent, expertise, creativity, innovation and products of the local area. In just two years, Cooroy Fusion has grown to become a feature of the hinterland event calendar with activities and fun for the whole family. Attracting over 5000 visitors each year, the 2013 Cooroy Fusion Festival showcases a wide range of speakers, artists and musicians, and offers you fresh and delicious local foods, great free entertainment and music as well as some quality retail therapy with locally-crafted products! To get the latest updates as the Cooroy Fusion Festival programme grows, visit the website http:// cooroyfusion , signup for the E-Newsletter, or like us on Facebook CooroyFusionFestival. John Dangar, Chair of the Fusion organising committee says “With the continued - and growing - support of Cooroy and Sunshine Coast businesses, we are confident Cooroy Fusion 2013 will be the best yet! Sponsorship packages are still available, and we welcome enquiries from interested parties - we’d love to have your support and involvement.”

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Queensland’s Best Woodwork Show THE state’s top woodworking craftsmen will go head-to-head at the Cooroora Woodworkers’ annual Wood & Craft show to be held as part of the Cooroy Fusion Festival on Friday & Saturday 10, 11 May 2013. This popular event will be held as usual in the Cooroy Memorial Hall in the main street of Cooroy. The event attracts almost 3000 visitors with woodworking clubs from as far north as Bundaberg and Maryborough out to Kingaroy and Ipswich and some closer to home such as Gympie, Blackall Range, Caboolture and Bribie Island and of course ourselves have entered. The craftsmen will be putting in many hours of work to create their masterpieces – you will be truly amazed at what can be made out of a simple piece of wood. With the fierce competition from these clubs the standard of entries in

the different classes, we feel, are the best to been seen in the whole of Queensland. The classes are Woodturning, General Woodwork, Carving, Pyrography, Intarsia/Fretwork and Toys. Independent judges, mainly from Brisbane will award points to each item and the overall winning club will be taking home the perpetual shield to hang in their clubhouse for the year as well as a “Makita” sliding compound docking saw donated by Makita and Sunshine Mitre 10 Cooroy, The show will be open from 8.30-5.30 on Friday and 8.30 – 3.00 Saturday with the formal awards ceremony and raffle draw held at 3.00pm Saturday. Light refreshments will be available in the hall, catered by the Boy Scouts. For further information please contact the Show Committee Chairman, Bob Bennett at

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IT’S time to start planning your creations and get your registration in for the 2013 Bendigo Bank Wearable Art competition at the Australian Body Art Carnivale. Event Manager Danielle Taylor says the wearable art competition and showcase will be held on Sunday 12 May, giving textile artists and designers the opportunity to have their creations grace the catwalk and be in the running for over $2000 in cash and prizes. “The theme for all of the competitions at the Australian Body Art Carnivale is BEST OF OZ, and we’re really looked forward to seeing how that will be interpreted when it comes to wearable art,” says Danielle. “This is a unique opportunity for designers of all ages and experience to express their creativity at a great community event,” says Danielle. Entrants can either create their design independently, or team up with fellow students, friends or colleagues and create a work of wearable art together. “The challenge for designers is to create garments from recycled materials or items that have had a “life” before”, she says. Judges will also be looking for creative edge and originality of material, so designers are encouraged to “think outside the square” when brainstorming their wearable art designs. The 2013 competition has been sponsored by the Cooroy Community Branch of Bendigo Bank, which has come on board this year as major sponsors – contributing $4000 to the event. Manager of Community Branch of

IT’S time to start planning your creations and get your registration in for the 2013 Bendigo Bank Wearable Art competition at the Australian Body Art Carnivale Bendigo Bank Geoff Edwards is excited to be supporting this growing community art and design event. “We’re really looking forward to the spectacle of the Carnivale and anticipate some wild and uniquely Australian-inspired wearable art creations,” says Geoff. “Bendigo Bank is also happy to be supporting an event that is both a great springboard for emerging fashion designers, as well as a challenge and great deal of fun for established designers – using materials they wouldn’t normally consider working with,” he says. Fashion Design students from Sunshine Coast TAFE have already registered their interest for the 2013 competition. The students are also working on a wearable art project for Floating Land using a biodegradable plastic called Plantic which has been supplied by Sunshine Coast Council. This project will also be showcased at the Body Art Carnivale first before being used for Floating Land – effectively recycling the project! Aside from wearable art, the weekend-long event is centred on competitions in full body art (temporary art – not tattoo) and face painting, as well as competitions and exhibitions in vehicle art and photography. The theme

for the 2013 event is ‘The Best of Oz’, and artists will be competing for over $14,000 in cash and prizes. Registrations are now open for all Australian Body Art Carnivale competitions with discounted EARLY BIRD RATES available until 31 March. Visit for more info, competition registration and online bookings, sponsorship opportunities and to sign up to receive eNewsletters in the lead-up to the event. The event also has a Facebook page: Australian Body Art Carnivale. Alternatively, phone Event Manager Danielle Taylor on 0403 023 802. The Australian Body Art Carnivale is a free not-for profit event thanks to the generosity of its funding partners - Eumundi Chamber of Commerce; Eumundi Combined Community Organisation; Eumundi and District Community Association; Eumundi and District Historical Association; Tourism Noosa; Snazaroo; Cooroy Community Branch of Bendigo Bank; Sunshine Coast Daily; Eumundi Square Micro Business Incubator; Camera House Noosa; Canon; Gelignite Jacks; and Sunshine Coast Regional Council via the grants program.

Can you survive 3 days? THIS rainy season, we’ve had a couple of cyclones that have affected our region, but what have we learnt from these events? Lessons learnt from the severe weather we’ve experienced since Australia Day weekend, include the need to be prepared to survive at least three days – just in case you lose power, phone communications or you become isolated due to flooded roads. Local Disaster Coordinator Alan (Fox) Rogers said recent weather events have clearly demonstrated that we cannot be complacent and assume that this weather will not affect our homes, families and businesses – and lifestyles. “When this weather hits the Sunshine Coast region, with the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecasts we can predict some things but as it is the weather, it is difficult to accurately pinpoint exactly where large quantities of rain will fall or the amount of damage that may be caused by strong winds,” Fox Rogers said. “We all need to take the time now and ask ourselves can we survive at least three days if we lose power to our home and businesses – or are isolated by flooded roads,” he said. “Make your own emergency kit by pretending you’re planning for a camping trip and stock up on enough canned and nonPage 4 - Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013

perishable food, for yourselves and your pets. And talk with your neighbours about what they might do faced with this scenario – work together.” “Buy a battery operated torch and radio so you can tune into updates from local radio stations and if you have a mobile phone, also buy a car charger in case you lose the landline service.” “Severe weather warnings and other important information about what to do is always broadcasted on a regular basis via local media, on council’s website, on service provider’s websites (power, water, and phone) and social media so stay tuned into this information. If the situation ever becomes extremely bad, you may also be contacted via your landline or mobile phone service via emergency alert”. “If you’ve experienced any localised flooding and are able to fill and place some sandbags yourself, protect your property with DIY sandbagging in front of places where water might enter such as garage doors. “And remember, never walk or drive through flooded roads: ‘If it’s flooded, forget it!’” More details on steps to take to be prepared and on DIY sandbagging can be found on council’s website



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DON’T forget the annual Cooroy Denim Sale hosted by the Lifeline Shop in Cooroy is on from March 21 to 23 for three massive days of unbelievably affordable denim and country clothing, accessories, books and best of all, bargains. With everything ranging from Akubra hats to boots and the Hall of Denim Heaven with heaps of popular brands, the Cooroy Denim Sale will be shoulder to shoulder with people looking for denim and country clothing, accessories, books and hats. Those keen to attend can expect the doors of the C.W.A. Hall on Maple Street open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Thursday and Friday and 8:00am until 2:00pm for the Clearance Sale on the Saturday. Not only will the Cooroy Denim Sale be bursting with jeans and denim gear, it will also have a healthy abundance of boots, belts, shorts, skirts and leather goods for men, women, boys, girls and even the little tykes. All products at the Cooroy Denim Sale are preloved, donated goods, generously provided by the Sunshine Coast and Gympie communities. Without the selfless donation of goods from the community and time from volunteers and staff at the Lifeline Shop, the Cooroy Denim Sale would not be the successful fundraising event it is today.

BOUQUET to the honest person who found my handbag in Cooroy on a very wet Friday last week. It was returned intact to the IGA staff, where I found it some time after I missed it. (I’d put my car keys in my jacket pocket instead of my purse because of the rain). Once again, there is the evidence of the honesty of Cooroy’s citizens ~ A Hull. BRICKBATS to people who can’t reverse park, hits someone’s car and drives away without leaving a note. BOUQUET to everyone who shaved and colour their hair to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Shave for a Cure.


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All this assumes that the divorce will succeed, But it only begins what must now proceed. Present Council may have a say, Electoral Commission will for sure, Someone may even challenge it on a point of law, But if it has to take place, let’s hope that there’s no strife, And we can get on with our affairs and our life.

BOUQUET to SES volunteers in Cooroy for their wonderful work, and prompt supply of sandbags recently.

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The decision has been made, the die has been cast, The tumult and shouting are thankfully over at last. The referendum has shown most people voted ‘yes’, Their extensive promotion maybe helped their success. Now starts the mad scrambling of people for office, And the revelation of how much in the Shire’s coffers. Expectations will be high, there’ll be intensive scrutiny, From the ranks of the demanding Noosa community. The new council will have an unenviable task, Answering the questions the ratepayers will ask. Be prepared for argument, confrontation, disappointment, The emergence of some unexpected flies in the ointment. All those bright promises will need to be produced, And hope no chickens decide to come home to roost. Council problems have become Noosa problems, and must be addressed, Now that we have fallen out of the nest. They’ll have to make good in their new seat of power, Make sure they aren’t sitting comfortably in an ivory tower. They must not get the idea, Noosa is somewhat superior, Considering everyone else as unfortunately inferior. And remembering that the Shire’s not just restaurants and beaches, Taking good care of the hinterland’s attractive features.

BOUQUET to all the staff at Kabara. My father was in their care for the last 2 years and sadly he passed away on 26th February at the young age of 69 through cancer. The level of love and care he received from the staff in Kabarra was more than outstanding and many of the staff went well beyond the call of duty. They bonded with dad and formed friendships. They cared for my father like I’ve never seen before from any residential home. I really feel that in this world today we are quick to point out the negatives and this is why I believe the team at Kabarra need a special mention as I cannot speak highly enough ~ Kim Simpson

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COOROY RAG CWA Fashion Parade QCWA Cooroy Branch are holding a fashion parade and afternoon tea at the CWA Hall on Saturday, April 20 at 1.30pm. Fashions by ‘Fashion Is” – Barb Kendall and Leah Hunter. Cost $10 per person. Tickets or bookings phone Wendy 5447 6140.

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Great Noosa Trail Walk kicks off in October

Michelle Pickering, Cath Withyman and Elly Johnson of Pomona getting ready to participate in the Great Noosa Trail Walk, taken at the Twin Hills Lookout, Noosa Trail. THE inaugural Great Noosa Trail Walk scheduled for 5 to 7 October is a three day journey that will showcase the natural and cultural landscape of the Noosa hin-

terland known locally as Noosa Country. “The Noosa Trails are such a valuable part of the Noosa Hinterland and we wanted to make an event that showed

off the region’s assets. The series of trails we’ve chosen traverse Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran and Kin Kin through farmlands, natural forests and spectacular lookouts with views of the hinterland through to the ocean,” said Shaun Walsh who has been the driving force behind this new event. Walkers undertake the walk at their own pace with time to enjoy the landscape, local cafes, antique shops and attractions encountered on route. A reasonable level of walking fitness is required, but this is not a race, plenty of time is allowed to complete each days walk. Trail guides will be on the route providing assistance and information about the history and landscape. As part of the event a nightly entertainment program is provided at the Pomona’s historic

Majestic Theatre and the longstanding Cooran School of Arts Acoustic Night. Some of the other highlights of the walk include Mill Place, Lake Macdonald, a rainforest planting project, bird watching, a brumby training display and the Kin Kin markets. Camping accommodation is provided in camping grounds in Pomona and Cooran or alternatively accommodation is available at numerous guest houses. A shuttle bus will transfer all camping gear, as well as be available to collect tired walkers. It is planned this event will be held annually and this inaugural event has received seed funding from Sunshine Coast Council via the grants program. To ensure a successful and well co-ordinated event and to maintain a friendly community at-

mosphere, the number of walkers will be limited to 200. Anyone interested in booking should do so early to avoid disappointment. Participation in the Great Noosa Trail Walk is only $150 per person which includes registration kit, detailed walkers program, public liability insurance, shuttle buses to transport walkers and their equipment, camping fees, breakfast and lunch on the final day, entry to the Noosa Museum, participation in the Pomona Heritage Walk and the nightly entertainment program. For detailed itinerary, bookings and more information visit www.great Businesses located in Noosa Country that are interested in sponsoring the Great Noosa Trail Walk can contact Shaun Walsh on 0407640678.

Residents angry with Imbil omitted from highway signage COURIERS and tourists are missing Imbil in the Mary Valley because the town’s sign was never added to the new roadworks in the Cooroy to Curra upgrade of the Bruce Highway. Now Mary Valley residents have urged the Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emmerson to solve the problem after receiving no positive response from Gympie Regional Council or the Department of Transport and Main Roads to having Imbil signed at the north bound Exit 244 of the Bruce Highway. A petition carrying 470 signatures was sent to Mr Emmerson by Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce Inc (MVCCI) this month. Secretary Janelle Parker said the lack of signage for Imbil as the

major town for this portion of the Mary Valley was “farcical”. Police, fire and SES were all located within Imbil yet “the powers to be” had seen fit to remove directional signage from the highway at the Federal area. “Delivery services, residents, visitors and tourists are continually getting lost with the change of the signage and opening of new exits from the highway,” Mrs Parker said. Mrs Parker said that Rod Tebbutt, Principal Project Manager of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Member for Gympie David Gibson had admitted there had been an error in the development of the northbound directional signage at Traveston (Exit 253) with Imbil being omitted

from this sign. “However the rectification of this by a permanent sign in this location listing Amamoor, Kandanga and Imbil – which was installed on February 14 - is not sufficient to meet the MVCCI request and the concerns of signatories of the petition. “It has been presumptuous by both Gympie Regional Council and Department of Transport and Main Roads that the new Mary Valley Link Rd (Exit 253) shall be the principal access road to Imbil,” Mrs Parker said. “Members of MVCCI, residents and visitors are all complaining about the lack of ‘Imbil’ signage at Exit 244. “Main Roads Department’s advice that it is merely an additional four minutes to the jour-

ney by taking Exit 253 is offensive. “A number of towns along the Bruce Highway evidence multiple signages, such as Pomona and Nambour; which rebuts the minimalist signage policy – common sense needs to prevail.” Members of MVCCI fail to understand why directional signage for Imbil at the highway can be removed yet towns a greater distance from the highway, like Kenilworth, can be signed. A Tourism Queensland study of the Mary Valley conducted in 2008 identified a key issue of “poor directional signage at times and lack of interpretative signage” and the chamber members said it appeared the government and particularly the De-

partment of Transport and Main Roads were ignoring their own advice. “Delivery drivers are becoming lost – ending up in Gympie and having to back track. “Residents are complaining that their family and friends who have been travelling to their homes for many years are now getting lost and ending up miles out of their way due to the signage (or lack of). “Users have reported disorientation and confusion by the signage at Exit 253. Mrs Parker said local, national and international events are staged at and around Imbil. “Attendees and workers need to be able to locate the most direct route to Imbil from the Bruce Highway and this route is from Exit 244.”

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ORGANISERS of The Australian Body Art Carnivale have announced that registrations are NOW OPEN for the 2013 event – taking place in Eumundi on the weekend of May 11 and 12. Australia’s premier body art event, the Carnivale attracts artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas. The event is centred on competitions in full body art (temporary art – not tattoo) and face painting, but also includes competitions and exhibitions in wearable art, vehicle art and photography. The theme for the 2013 event is ‘The Best of Oz’, and artists will be competing for over $14,000 in cash and prizes. Event Manager Danielle Taylor says there are opportunities for artists with backgrounds in visual art, make up and special effects, textile art, street art, and graphic art. “We encourage all artists to consider the event – even if they have

never embraced the competition categories before,” says Danielle. “It’s simply a matter of adapting your designs to a different canvas – that of a body or a car bonnet! And for wearable art, using your existing skills to create funky fashion using recycled materials.” “Competitors from past events tell us that competing is an experience like no other – a unique opportunity to work alongside fellow artists, a chance to showcase their creativity, some great prizes and a whole lot of fun” she says. She emphasizes that artists in the body art categories can opt to supply their own models, or use models provided by the Carnivale free of charge. Car bonnets are also provided by the event for those entering the vehicle art competition. Visit for more info.

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area will have raised vegetable gardens, a lavender field, chickens and a Men’s Shed. We are currently looking for the donation of an old car of around the 1958 – 1968 Holden or Ford vintage that can

go into out shed for the men to tinker with, wash or simply to reminisce about. The car doesn’t need to go, but it must have character. If you have something similar sitting in your garage

or yard that you no longer have any use for, but would like to see it bring pleasure to someone else then please contact Greg Crawford from NoosaCare on 0427 355541.

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By Financial Planner Chad Monroe of Provision Wealth Management IF you’re still working, it’s not too late to take control of your plans for retirement; but it’s never too early either. Australians need much more With an average super balance of $79,002 at retirement, many Australians between the ages of 60 and 64 are not ideally positioned to enjoy a comfortable retirement. According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), a comfortable retirement – as opposed to a modest lifestyle which provides minimal options – enables an older, healthy retiree to: • be involved in a broad range of leisure and recreational activities • enjoy a good standard of living and be able to purchase: • household goods • private health insurance • a reasonable car • good clothes • electronic equipment • domestic holiday travel • occasional international holiday travel. How much will you need? ASFA estimates that if you are a couple, you’ll need $56,236 annually to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in retirement and if you are single, you’ll need $41,090 annually. If, on the other hand, what you need is to maintain your current lifestyle in retirement, you will need approximately 65% of your preretirement income.

Remember, it’s usually only while you’re still working that you have an opportunity to make a difference to your retirement lifestyle. It also pays to be aware that life expectancy has increased 5.1 years between 1989 and 2009, with life expectancy for males in Australia at around 80 years and 84 years for females. While this is great news, you need to make sure that your retirement savings can go the distance. Make a difference for yourself today Developing a plan for your retirement will not only help you make the most of your time in the workforce, you’ll gain a valuable understanding of: • your goals • your spending habits today and what they’re likely to be in retirement • the type of lifestyle you’ll want • how much money you’ll need • what you can do now to ensure you have choices in retirement. Looking ahead We can help you to take advantage of the many strategies which can help increase your retirement nest egg, while you’re working. We can discuss salary sacrificing, transition to retirement strategies, debt consolidation, super consolidation and whether you can revisit your investments to ensure they maximise your savings. Call us today on 07 5447 7740 to start a discussion about how you could enjoy an

adequate income stream throughout your retirement. * Chad Monroe and Provision Wealth Management Pty Ltd are Authorised Representatives of AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd, ABN 89 051 208 327, AFS Licence No. 232706. Any advice given is general only and has not taken into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this, before acting on any advice, you should consult a financial planner to consider how appropriate the advice is to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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COOROY VIEW Club have tolerated postponements of a social due to the wet to move forward with the induction of a new Member Maureen Austin from Cooran welcomed to our club. (Pic shows Maureen being presented with her VIEW Welcome pack from our President Grace Taylor). As part of our Education Program for women (the E in VIEW) this month we introduced a young speaker who came to educate us on

Drugs and Alcohol, Peter Cochrane. He spoke not only on Illegal Drugs but on the legal drugs and often interaction of some. To lighten things up we had discussion on the History of “The Apron” - Many members had stories from stolen apples, starched nurses aprons and Grandma’s biscuits and kittens in pockets of aprons. The next Social will be Tuesday 26th March meeting at 11am at the Ginger Factory. Our Next Luncheon will be after Easter on April 9th ~ 10.30am ~ meeting in the Cooroy Hotel Function Rooms - join us for a great two course Luncheon and guest Speaker Ann McKenna the QB National Councillor who will speak on the future of VIEW. We will also be having a Trade Table and drawing a special raffle of a wonderful Crocheted rug from one of our Members Mothers (Barbara Malcolm)well into her 90’s What amazing women we have in our community. Come and join us in friendship and assist the SMITH Family through VIEW Clubs across Australia. For more information on our club and essential bookings please call Grace Taylor 54711364 or Lal Vider 54491902 or

Happy Easter from David & team at Cooroy Produce Suppliers of: • Quality Stock Food • Hay & Chaff • Pet Food • Bird Seed • Day Old Chicks • Garden Supplies • Electric & General Fencing David Yabsley - Owner

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Students encouraged to apply for RSL grant BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED THEORY & PRACTICAL

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EVERYBODY knows the RSL – that cream building on the Maple Street roundabout with the big hall where dances and ANZAC Day take place. But the RSL Sub Branch? Those old guys that march on ANZAC Day share the RSL Club as their base for doing many community things in the area. Most of these are looking after old or sick old soldiers and the Widows of those that have died. But the RSL (Returned Services League) is a State and National organisation that lobbies the Federal Government to ensure that the obligation to those who have served defending our country are not neglected. Support for old servicemen isn’t the only thing that the RSL does. Many community activities are supported with grants and the Queensland RSL, through the Sub Branches, also sponsors the RSL Youth Development Programme where annual grants of $2500 are made to encourage year 10 and 11 students to continue with serious study. Successful applicants also qualify to

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Cooroy MOPS IF you have children aged 6 or under you are welcome to join us at Cooroy MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers group) at Hinterland Christian Centre on Marrara Street Cooroy. When: 9.30am Thursday, 21st March. It is our last meeting for the term and the theme is Easter. Child minding is available at no extra cost. Cost: $6 or free for first time. Come join us for morning tea, a speaker and craft with other mothers of preschoolers. Contact Linda on 0412 570 843 for more information or just turn up.

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pay only 50% of fees throughout a course at Bond University. The top 10 hig achievers receive grants of $5000. This year there will be 200 of these grants available to students in Queensland. Applications open on ANZAC Day and close on Remembrance Day (November 11). Applications have to be made through and approved by the local RSL Sub Branch. Full information is available at http:/ / w w w . r s l q l d . o r g / CommunityInitiatives/ Yo u t h D e v e l o p m e n t / RSLYouthDevelopmentProgram.aspx Also see…/ index.htm In 2012 35 grants were awarded for the RSL District from Bundaberg to the Sunshine Coast but there were no applicants from Cooroy. Perhaps there is an information overload at School but parents of bright students, might find it advantageous to initiate an application. Contact Gale Duffield on 5442 6330.

Permaculture Noosa PERMACULTURE Noosa presents Geoff Lawton, Thursday March 21 from 7pm at Memorial Hall, Maple Street, Cooroy. Urban Permaculture: Geoff Lawton, Renowned Permaculture Specialist will be our very special guest at this months meeting. Geoff will be talking about his latest DVD “URBAN PERMACULTURE” which will cover high density living and making small micro spaces productive. This insightful DVD will give you everything you need to know for a positive footprint based on Permaculture principals regardless of what size property you own. A talk not to be missed! Geoff Lawton, co-founder of Permaculture Noosa, will also provide an update on the latest work that the Permaculture Institute of Australia (headed by Geoff) has been involved with, both within Australia and overseas. Plus, “How I got my hands dirty getting into permaculture”. Permaculture Noosa meetings are FREE and open to the public. Beginning at 7pm with a Marketplace (where members sell their produce or homemade products), the guest speakers start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm. For further information email

Activities for Seniors NOOSA Day Respite Centre conduct activities for Seniors in Cooroy the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at the CWA Hall and in Pomona 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at the Uniting Church Hall 9.30am – 11.30am. Transport and morning tea inclus $2.00. To register your interest in attending please phone Angela 54558350.

COOROY RAG Letters to the editor Put your hand up FIRST, thank you with all my heart to all those who selflessly organised, led and fought the battle to regain our independence. Perhaps we should seek to have March 9 declared a local public holiday to commemorate this triumph? Now the long-term work begins. Although it was gratifying as well as heartening to find myself talking affably at the celebration party to many Free Noosa supporters whose political views are very different to my own, I couldn’t fail to observe that the vast majority of those present were from the over 50s. While it is fairly simple to choose, in my own mind at least, who I’d like to represent us in the forthcoming Noosa Council, the majority of those in contention are at, or nearing, the end of their political and working lives. Come on, young Noosans – show your colours and your undoubted talents for both leadership and political integrity. It would be great if our next council comprised a mix of youth, age, experience and ability: put your hands up and take this opportunity to grasp the baton of Free Noosa Forever, before it falls from our failing hands. Noel Bird, Boreen Point

Bike racks AS a family of cyclists we are pleased about the new bike racks that have been put in recently by the council into convenient places (outside IGA, Jamaica Blue, Fruit Bowl etc..) to encourage people to cycle into town for shopping , café trips and the like. More bikes, less cars, less need for more car parking spaces, healthier Cooroy residents! Jenny, Cooroy

Democracy at work ELECTION congratulations – Noosa gets the lollies, the Hinterland gets the wrappers to dispose of thoughtfully. Let’s hope it doesn’t come back to bite us all! Colin Easton, Pomona


High school receives book donation

THE Noosa District State High School library received over 200 donated books from the Noosa Library. The majority of the books were in a good condition, with the total value is estimated to be around $3000. The donated books were all fiction, covering a range of genres and topics including family, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, love and friendship. Teacher librarian Leanne Tanner collected the books from the Noosa Library on Monday afternoon and she was very appreciative of the donation. Library Aide, Judy Brittain said the books will benefit the students at Noosa District State High School. “We are grateful to get them. These books are a great addition to the school library and they add to the variety on offer,” Ms Brittain said. Students eagerly anticipated the books’ arrival and began reading as soon as they hit the library’s shelves. Noosa District State High School staff and students would like to thank the Noosa Library for its kind donation.

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news Safe guard your home this summer from termites

COOROY RAG SO here’s the scenario: you’ve been thinking about laying some pavers out the back maybe leading from the back door to the washing line to avoid having to tramp through mud on those rainy days. It’s something you can do yourself. What could possibly go wrong? Well, surprisingly, there actually is something that can go very wrong. One small oversight on a seemingly simple job like this can potentially have devastating consequences. It’s a scenario that Trevor Wilcox from Wilcox Building P/L knows only too well. Trevor has been a licensed builder in the Cooroy area for over twenty years now. In that time he’s built two childcare centres, many industrial/commercial units and done more renovation jobs than he cares to remember. He’s also seen how devastating the smallest of oversights can be. “It’s usually just a completely innocent mistake,” says Trevor. “We’re not talking about people taking short cuts to save money. These things happen

because people don’t know any better. No one has told them.” So what could possibly go wrong with a simple paving job? Well, when a house is originally built there are certain anti-termite measures that have to be adhered to by law. Building inspectors will have checked these and signed off on them. For example, one important rule is that with raised houses (like Queenslanders) there must be a visible gap of at least 75mm between the ground and the building. When laying your pavers right up to the back door it is very easy to bridge that gap. And that’s all the termites need. Now they can build their mud barrier up to your floorboards and walls. Inadvertently you have just given them access to your home. Over the years Trevor has had the unfortunate task of discovering many scenes of termite devastation. “People want a renovation done and they call me in to have a look,” he explains. “Now, most people don’t crawl under their houses,

especially if they are low set.” But of course that is one of the first things Trevor does and it’s on these occasions that he so often finds termite nests. “Often it’s the first the owners know about it,” he says. “They may have noticed a loose floorboard or a small damp patch in a corner - but they’ve never thought much about it. It’s only when you get underneath and have a proper look that you see the termites. They can cause an unbelievable amount of damage without you even knowing!” Trevor remembers one home owner telling him that he only discovered the termites in his house because he heard them! Lying there one quiet night he heard a noise he couldn’t explain. It took him some time before he realised that the sound he was listening to was actually termites gnawing on his house! Now that’s what you call a real nightmare on Elm Street! According to Trevor, some people, especially those living in older houses, think that their houses are safe because

they had a spray treatment done about ten years ago. Unfortunately the effectiveness of the spray has often worn off so it really is worthwhile having your house checked over. This is even more important if any “DIY renovations” have been done in the past. Using wood that hasn’t been treated properly is another common mistake. Varnishes and paint may preserve the wood against the weather but termites can still get in, especially where the wood has been cut. So the obvious lesson here is make sure you know what you’re doing if you’re going to do

your own renovations. Otherwise it might be wiser to call a qualified builder like Trevor Wilcox in who knows what he’s doing. Trevor’s best piece of advice when it comes to termites is “prevention is better than cure.” He often recommends to his clients that they have a termite baiting system installed. He says the one that Cooroy Pest Control provide’s is “state of the art”. This is a long-term proven solution. “Not only can these systems give homeowners peace of mind but they can also add value to a property,” says Trevor.

what’s on at Mill Place March / April at the Butter Factory Arts Centre Sacred Journey Exhibition Dates: Thursday 14 March – Saturday 20 April Merrie Tomkins’ work draws influence from past journeys to explore ancient cultures as well as her life journey of spiritual discovery. Her ceramic pieces reference sacred geometry, ancient symbols and religious deities. For Merrie, Sacred Journey is a connection of the divine energy which resonates with every of love, peace, happiness.During Merrie’s residency she conducted clay workshops for children. Here they discovered a passion and a love for clay. This is reflected in their pieces exhibited alongside sculptures by Merrie Exhibition Guided Tour Date: Friday 22 March, 10am Join a guided tour and gain an insight into the artist and their work, exploring selected pieces. Includes morning tea. Free, no bookings required Discover Your Own Sacred Journey WorkshopDate: Saturday 23 March, 10am – 3pmCost: $80 (includes materials)A workshop for adults with exhibiting artist Merrie Tomkins. Go on a journey with Merrie in a clay workshop to discover and connect with your own inner creative guide. Create a handbuilt piece. No experience necessary. For further information or bookings contact Merrie on 0412 468 438 or Gallery Open: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm & Saturday, 10am – noonFor further information please contact the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050. Please Note: the Butter Factory Arts Centre will be closed from Friday 29 March for the Easter break and will reopen on Tuesday 2 April. Time for Tots Date: Wednesday 20 March, 9.30 – 10.30amStorytelling for under 5’s and families, including a toddler tour of the current exhibition and exhibition related art activities. Held in conjunction with Cooroy Library. Free, no bookings required. Easter ArtScool Date: Wednesday 10 April, 11am – 12noon (5–8 yrs) & 12.30 – 2.00pm (9–12 yrs)Children’s school holiday art class specially developed to complement the current exhibition Sacred Journey. Learn the skills and techniques of sculpting in clay with an experienced art teacher. Free event, bookings essential. Get CreativeDate: Saturday 20 April, 10am – noonA 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.

at the Cooroy Library Cooroy Fusion Festival ... A Celebration of Community Events! Claim the date Saturday 11 May 2013 (9am to 3pm) A blending of three Cooroy events (the Cooroora Woodworkers Club, the Noosa District Orchid Society and the Cooroy Library and Butter Factory Arts Centre open day), the 2013 Cooroy Fusion Festival is again highlighting the talent, expertise, creativity, innovation and products of the local area. In just two years, Cooroy Fusion has grown to become a feature of the hinterland event calendar with activities and fun for the whole family.For more information about the Cooroy Fusion Festival 2013 program visit - you can sign up for the newsletter for the latest program updates and be the first to know about competitions! You can also find Cooroy Fusion on Facebook - Aqua fun and safety songs by Bar Graham

“Swim In Tune” CD launch . This free session will focus on appropriate behaviour around water and practising skills that might help with the transition into water. The message is serious but the atmostphere is playful, involving music and actions suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Free. Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

First Saturday of the month 9.30am-1pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club NEW Yu-Gi-Oh!

Club meets the first Saturday each month and the third Sunday of each month.For ages 7-15 years. Bring along your DVD’s, DS games, trading card and more. For more information phone 5442 6110 .

Wednesday 3 April 10-11.30am

Relevant Marketing Messages

Email marketing is a cost effective, simple and measurable method to generate sales for your business. Learn how to create engaging eNewsletters and email campaigns for your customers.Free, Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Thursday 4 April for 4 weeks from 10.30-11

Baby Rhyme Time

Ten Minutes a Day program is a free half-hour session, providing practicalideas on using stories, rhymes, songs and music to help children under twoyears develop early literacy skills.Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Friendly Morning Tea with Dennis Donnelly

Join us for Morning tea with Cooroora woodworker Dennis Donnelly. The Cooroora Woodworkers Club is on the Lower Mill Site across the creek from Cooroy Library. Former president of the club that . Dennis , former president of the club, has been a member for 18 years and specialises in turning wood.

Organising your business workshop

Get organised – work smarter, not harder!This business session covers:-organising physical work areas (filing systems, store rooms, etc)- creating useful task listsusing and developing document templates- information mapping and writing methology- creating manuals, flowcharts and acronym lists- SWOT analysis- identify ways to continuously improve your business efficiency. Free, Bookings Essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at

Thursday 21 March 9.30-10.30am

Wednesdays 9.30am -12.30pm 4 week course 13 March – 3 April

The Dynamics of Acrylic Painting with Pamela Mitchell

Cost: $210 (4 weeks) plus materialsFor further information and bookings contact Pamela Mitchell on 4552 5620 or Monday 15 April

Wednesdays 9.30am – 12.30pm

Clay Bodies with Julie Wall

Cost: $30 per session plus materialsFor further information and bookings contact Julie on 0402 939 409 or

Thursday 21 March 9.00am – 3.00pm

Watercolour techniques, mixed media & creating artworks for special occasions with Cheryl Boody

Professional development workshop for teachers only (primary and middle school). Cost: $120For more information and bookings contact Lynn Krohn on 0417 282 438

Thursdays 9.30 – 12.30pm

Wheelwork & Hand Building with Monika Juengling

Cost: $35 per session + materials & firing (approx. $20)For further information and bookings contact Monika on 0413 532 939 or

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Thursday 18 April 6-7.30pm


COOROY RAG Kindy welcomes new committee

Easter time at

East er Gifts aster COOROY Community Kindergarten welcomes the 2013 Committee as elected at the Annual general Meeting held 4 March 2013. President Soraya McLean, Vice-President Debbie Roberts, Treasurer Tracey Merrick, Secretaries Amber Vanner and Amy Meredith. “We look forward to another successful and enjoyable year” President Soraya McLean said “which is only made possible through the generous support of families and our wonderful community and the dedication and commitment from our incredible Director, Diana Markovits and teaching assistant Angie

Hargie.” For the fourth year running, the Cooroy Community Kindergarten will provide volunteers to support the Noosa Ultimate Sporting Festival (replacing the Noosa Winter Festival) during the 160km cycle event as they pass through Cooroy on Sunday morning, 28 April 2013. Anyone who would like to assist the Kindergarten in supporting this event by marshalling or manning the drink station between 6.30am – 8.30am are encouraged to contact President Soraya McLean on 0488 767 292.

Cooroy Probus Club

Arthur McGill, Jill Mita and Viv Cook enjoying a meal at the Cooroy Hotel. THERE has been a busy start to 2013 for the Cooroy Probus Club. The Annual General Meeting saw no problems filling all positions as members vied for the privilege of leading -maybe directing this vibrant group of retirees. Lyn Pluck won the race to the Presidency

with Marlene Strudwick in great support as Vice President. A new member, Kay Pettiford, has become this years Treasurer with the ever efficient Leslie Wilkin stabilizing the ship as our long serving Secretary. John Pluck and Trevor Blake will keep us entertained, Derek Stevenson will keep us informed, and Patsy Fayne will attempt to keep the community up to date. A big thank you to all who stood for and who have served on committees. Our ever popular dinner group saw 36 of us converge on the Cooroy Hotel for a great value 2 for $25 meal while we are all looking forward to this weeks outing to the Bohemian Bungalow at Eumundi. Anyone interested in joining the Cooroy Probus Club had best hurry up. An one going discussion is underway re capping our numbers to help keep outings to a manageable size. For more information ring Leslie 5472 0868 or Lyn 5485 0415.

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Cooroy Scouts WELL, the cubs and scouts have been getting some practice learning how to light cook fires with wet timber in the rain this term. It certainly has been a good wet season. Sadly this has also meant that we had to cancel a Cub Scout Camp and our March Car Boot Sale. Our grounds are still very boggy and not in a fit condition to accommodate a lot of foot or vehicle traffic. We have scheduled the next Car Boot Sale for Sunday 26th May. Thank you to Kathy Lavender and Christina Haack for all their hard work coordinating the Car Boot Sales in the past. The job has now been passed to Sally Clarke, so please note her contact number as shown below if you would like to book a site. Many thanks Sally for taking on this task! The youth members have been working through a lot of badge work so far this year with some finishing off their achievements before “Going Up” to the next age section. Thursday 14th March saw all our scouts celebrate the “Going Up” by constructing a large suspension bridge, enjoying an evening of fun and games followed by party food. Thank to everyone for putting on a good night. Upcoming special events include: · Kiwi Woggle Scout Camp in Bundaberg Easter · 2013 Cooroy Scout Group AGM – Thursday 18th April 6pm at the Den. · ANZAC Day – Thursday 25th April

Venturer Scouts (14 to 18 yr olds) meet each Monday at 3.30pm during school terms. Scouts (10.5 to 14 yr olds) meet each Thursday at 6pm during school terms. Cub Scouts (8 to 10.5 yr olds) meet each Thursday at 4pm during school terms. CAR BOOT SALENext Scout Group Car Boot Sale is scheduled for the Sunday morning 26th May. Please phone your site bookings to Sally on 5485 2053. Cost is $15 per site. For more information and last minute updates, visit our car boot sale Facebook page. Just search Facebook for “Cooroy Scouts Car Boot Sale”PLEASE COME ALONG ON THE DAY AND SUPPORT OUR LOCAL STALL HOLDERS! Volunteers are always needed, so if you are a fun, organised person, why not think about becoming a leader. If you like to know more about Cooroy Scout Group, please contact our Group Leader Elaine Williams on 0438 851 474. Visit our website for more information about Cooroy Scouts including fee structure etc. Visit out Facebook page for all the latest news:!/groups/ 252834694819944/ HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE FROM THE COOROY SCOUT GROUP!

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Classifieds Church Notices

What’s On


Cooroy Community Baptist Church

Jesus Is Alive!




Good Friday 9am Easter Sunday 10am

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH @ 6pm COOROY SPORTS COMPLEX $10 a Head includes $5 Donation to Cathy Breed Boy Burger, Chips & Gravy & Lucky Door Prize

CWA Hall Maple St Cooroy

Everybody Welcome Enquiries 5485 0265 5447 9355

Uniting Church in Australia Cooroy/Pomona

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

PH: 5447 6152 The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia QCWA Hall. Maple Street, Cooroy

Clairvoyance - Guest Speakers - Healing Meditations Supper provided All Welcome

Rev Kathy McVann - 0414 972632 Rev Trish Palmer - 0432 954 346 “Come join in the fellowship & Laughter”

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


Sunday 31st March Indian Motorcycle Display and Field Events from 8am Everyone Welcome COOROY MARKET Held at RSL Memorial Hall Maple Street, Cooroy Every Thursday 8 - 1 Crafts, Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, Plants, Fruit & Vegs, Jewellery, Books and Flowers. Contact Tilly 0418 793 962

Kin Kin Creations Market Held at the Kin Kin Hall

1st Sunday of each month - 10am to 2pm If you would like to book a spot at the next Kin Kin Creations Market Email

House to Rent Modern 4 Bedroom, low set home in central Cooroy. DLUG, airconditioning, fully furnished including linen, crockery etc. Available 1st April - $430pw Contact Elke 0410 538 652

For Sale



Pomona Community Hall - Reserve Street

Briggs and Stratton 11HP 342cc 128mm x 102mm. Original price $1100 - As new $650ono Tel 54476364

*Contemporary Music *Teaching *Kids Church FREE FOOD & DRINKS AFTER SERVICE ENQUIRIES: Snr Pastor Joy & Allan Cross 0412 972 744

OPSHOP: Options 4 U 2/14 Reserve St, Pomona - PH: 5485 0206 - 0412 972 744


TINBEERWAH HALL Cnr Sunrise & Noosa-Cooroy Roads The First & Third Sundays of each month GEOFFREY PECKITT 0459 494 277 Page 14 - Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013

Qld Historical Motor Cycle Club @ the Car Club Cooroy


9.30-11am Family Service


Mushroom Compost By the ute load/60 bags 1.2 tonne Delivered Free local area $150 Phone Brett 0418 714 605

Thank you A special thank you to Dee Cheers who helped care for my late father Mick Lenaghan, (passed 26/2/13) Dee was a special friend to DAD during the past 8 years or so, and did more for him than anyone will know. Thankyou Dee for your friendship to dad and for all you did - Kim

Looking for MEMORABILIA and Books for the Cooroy RSL Sub Branch Anything to do with war, peace time, combat You can leave items at reception with your name and contact details or phone Terence on 5447 6131. He will also be prepared to come and pick up items.

Whats On

Free Aloe Vera Talk learn how to get great benefits from this wonderful plant in your Garden.

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with Sergeant Mal Scott A 37 year old woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly torturing a 14-year-old girl in Cooroy. The incident allegedly happened at a residence on Mary River Rd, Cooroy late last month. The girl was hospitalised with a fractured jaw and other injuries. Police arrested the woman at a house in Cooroy and conveyed her to the Maroochydore Watch house where she was charged. She was remanded to reappear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court and was granted bail to appear on March 18 to answer the charge of Torture. This incident highlights the need for parents to be fully aware of their children’s whereabouts at all times and especially at night. It is simply not good enough for parents to allow their children to stay over at another person’s place without putting proper measures in place to ensure their child is being properly supervised. If a par-


ent is not sure of the good character of the people to whom they are entrusting the care of their children then don’t allow your child to stay at that address until you are sure of the good character. All too often police take juveniles home to parents only to be told that the kids were supposed to be staying with a friend, however upon questioning it’s blatantly evident that absolutely no contact or checks were made by the parents to ensure the safety of their children. In a separate incident police are investigating the possession and unlawful supply of alcohol to two 15 year old juveniles outside the Cooroy IGA last Friday afternoon. Whilst conducting foot patrols of the Cooroy Central Business District (CBD) police observed the two juveniles brazenly sitting outside the IGA drinking from stubbies of beer whilst their mother was shopping inside the store. Inquiries are continuing and it

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is anticipated that charges will be laid by police in regards this incident. Local police are also having an impact upon local youths being in possession of drugs. Three separate drug raids were conducted recently with just under 100 cannabis plants located at a Nandroya Rd address. Further addresses in Cudgerie and Cooroy were targeted with sizeable quantities of cannabis located and due to the manner in which it was packaged it was evident that it was for sale to others and most likely youths in our town. Two youths have been dealt with by police and an adult has fronted court in regards these drug raids so once again this is a very clear strong message to anyone that wants to think that Cooroy is an easy target for unlawful drug or alcohol possession to think twice. As many of you would have seen, police have commenced foot patrols of the Cooroy CBD which is already proving very popular with shopkeepers sick of misbehaving youths. Plain Cloths Police from the Noosa Child Protection Investigation Unit (CPIU) are also making regular foot patrols of the Cooroy CBD target-

ing unlawful behavior. In a recent incident, Detectives found drug smoking utensils and cannabis on three 13-year-old youths found loitering in the CBD. These youths have subsequently been dealt with by police over this incident. Again, I find it amazing that parents are totally unaware of their children’s use and possession of cannabis at the age of 13. The CPIU are also conducting search warrants where reliable information exists and are targeting Cooroy Hinterland addresses for Drug Raids. Local Police and police from other specialist units are being deployed within the Cooroy CBD targeting unlawful activity and we make no apology for showing a zero tolerance to drug and alcohol use and general bad behavior in Cooroy. A Specialist Police Unit from Noosa recently put a huge dent in the local drug trade with a Drug Raid on Belli Creek Road which saw approximately $100,000 worth of drugs and drug making equipment seized and four men charged with serious drug related offences. These arrests came about by good reliable information being forwarded to police who acted upon the information resulting in less

drugs hitting out local streets. Can I strongly encourage members of our community who wish to make a difference to continue to contact police and tell us about any known or suspected unlawful activity as I can promise you that where sufficient grounds exist, strong action will be taken. Call Cooroy Police on 54425030 or CrimeStoppers on 1800333000. Okay, that’s all the negative stuff out of the way. The good news is that Cooroy continues to have an amazing group of young people doing the right thing around town. 99% of kids around Cooroy are great kids with many expressing disgust at the attitudes of the few trouble makers. Hopefully with peer group pressure and continued community support the Cooroy Community as a whole and the Cooroy Police can bring this bad behavior under control. I would like to thank the strong community support that I received from the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce de amalgamation meeting that I was invited to attend and speak at in regards our youth problems around town. Together we can make a difference.

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Free school holiday fun at your local library and gallery SUNSHINE Coast Council has once again come to the rescue for parents looking for fun and affordable school holiday activities to entertain children at various library and gallery locations across the Coast. The good news for mums and dads is there are more than 60 free exciting school holiday activities for families to choose from which are conveniently located across the region. There is something for everyone including cartoon workshops, Easter crafts, Wii competitions and much more. There are Animated Movie-Making Workshops where children will find themselves working in groups as a director, a writer, an actor or film crew making a short film based on a chosen book.

For those children who want to discover their creative talents Caloundra Regional Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery and the Butter Factory Arts Centre are running a range of ArtScool workshops including clay sculptures, knitting and weaving. We encourage families to take advantage of these fun-filled activities to entertain the children throughout the coming holidays. These programs are sure to be popular so book early to avoid disappointment. To view the full range of holiday activities and to secure a booking visit council’s library website or call your local library on 1300 LIBRARY, Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050, Caloundra Regional Gallery on 5420 8299 or Noosa Regional Gallery on 5449 5340.

Be part of one of the largest youth art exhibitions on the Coast IN celebration of National Youth Week from 5 to 14 April, Sunshine Coast Council libraries are looking for young artists aged 12 to 25 years to exhibit their work as part of the annual mmX.III youth art exhibition. Artists can exhibit and sell their work for free at a choice of nine libraries across the Coast from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 21 April 2013. Previous exhibitions have attracted a range of impressive art from street, digital, watercolour, sculpture and even a custom designed bicycle. mmX.III is one of the largest youth art exhibitions in the region and with 7,500 customers visiting Sunshine Coast Libraries each week this is a great opportunity for young, local artist to have their work shown to the public. Registrations close Monday 25 March, so grab a registration form from any Sunshine Coast Library or online at council’s library website.

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COOROY RAG University Showcase NOOSA District State High School Year 12 students attended an University Showcase on Tuesday March 5. The showcase was a combination of presentations from many tertiary providers; exhibitor displays; and students were provided with an opportunity to have their questions about university life aired in a public forum and answered by experts. Students gained some invaluable information about their chosen career pathways and life after high school.

Happy Birthday and best wishes to Ben French and Col Christensen who both turned 70 on March 15th

Best wishes to Jim Dunstan who celebrated his 95th birthday on March 19

Happy 80th Birthday to Donald Pigdon (12th March) from your loving family, 4 grandsons and 2 great granddaughters

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Hats off to Alyson Wand, Jordan Davy, Chloe Lange and Jamie Gallagher who parted with their locks to help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation last week at Cooroy IGA. Hairdressers Mel and Bonny from Salon Unique donated their time for the shave. Please get behind their fundraising efforts and help with this very worthy cause. Page 16 - Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013

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Cooroora United Football Club is raring to go this season

Geoff Edwards from Bendigo Bank is joined by Steve Standish and Stephanie Kapiotas from Cooroora United at thier clubhouse for the presentation Last week, the new COOROORA United Football Club’s beautiful manager of Cooroy Bank new field is ready for ac- Community tion and the club is now branch of Bendigo about to field a Premier Bank, Geoff Edwards Women’s team and Pre- was delighted to hand mier Reserve Women’s over a $2,500 sponsorcheque to team in the Sunshine ship Coast Football competi- Cooroora United Football Club President, tion for the first time. In fact, all the club’s Steve Standish and Preteams are preparing for mier Women’s team Stephanie what looks like a great player, season for the Wombats Kapiotas. Steve said that while and the club’s bank balance has just gone up a the cheque will help the whole club, it will also bit too.

renew the Community Bank’s sponsorship of Cooroora Women’s Premier team for the fourth straight year. Having enjoyed some success in recent years, the ladies have built the 2013 team through the club’s junior ranks and are looking forward to some great results in the weeks and months ahead. “We’ve really appreciated the sponsorship from the Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank in recent years, as it allows us to plan for projects that will see the club continuing to offer such great facilities for all lovers of our game,” he said. Geoff said the Cooroora United sponsorship continues to be a great fit for both parties. “I think everyone knows of the wonderful club here at Cooroora United and we’re really happy to be on board again this season. I’m really looking forward to cheering the ladies on at a home game in the cooler months ahead and we hope this sponsorship helps the club score some more goals in 2013.” Geoff said.

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Noosa District F1 program RE-ENGINEERING Australia, the not for profit organisation who administer F1 in Schools Australia has just released final rankings and points from the recent National Championships. Both Professional and Development class teams are judged across a number of categories with a total of 900 points up for grabs. In this year’s championships there were 8 Development Class teams and 18 Professional Class teams competing. In the Professional Class both Junior and Senior teams compete against one another and only one Professional Class and One Development Class team are chosen to represent Australia. Noosa District Development Class team, Southern Cross Racing finished in 4th place with a total of 640 out of 900 points. The winning team in that class was Alternate Racing from Brighton Secondary School in Victoria with a total of 760. The lowest score in that class was 370. Southern Cross Racing had the fastest lap of 1.116 seconds against the winning teams time of 1.152. The slowest race time in Development Class was 1.345 however that team received two 0.1 second time penalties for specification infringements. Southern Cross Racing was one of five teams that did not incur any time penalties. Noosa District Professional Junior Class team, High Voltage Racing finished also in 4th place with a score of 753 against the winning team, Motion Racing from Engadine High School who scored 808 points. The lowest score in that class was 430. During the last State Championships, Attaca Subhito from Pine Rivers SHS had a 60 point lead over High Voltage Racing. In the National Championships Attaca Subhito placed second in the rankings with a score of 782. This means that High Voltage clawed back 31 points and were just 55 points behind the winning team. High Voltage had a fastest lap of 1.092 against Attaca Subhito’s 1.091 and Motion Racing’s 1.078. There were 10 Professional Class teams who incurred time penalties, the top eight including High Voltage did not. There was just 6.1% between 1st and 4th place! “On balance I believe that both teams did extremely well despite a few setbacks,” said teacher Mark

Presling. “The Southern Cross team regrouped after four of their display cars were stolen. The organisers assured us that it would not affect the judging of their pit displays but we cannot be sure the Judges were fully aware of what happened. The High Voltage team incurred a 10 point penalty when a wheel cover dislodged during a race and under the rules, if it happens before the car crosses the finish line it is considered to be a breakage. “To put this in perspective, the wheel covers on this car were made from a 1.5mm thick plastic laminate which was press fitted into a recess in the aluminium wheel with a .005mm interference fit. The wheels spin at up to 12,000 rpm during a race and there are joints in the track surface which impart shock loads in the wheels. In hindsight, the wheel covers probably should have been glued in place but were left as a press fit in case a wheel needed to be changed out during the car service period. As it turned out both teams did nothing more than inspect the cars and hand them back to the track marshals. “With the Southern Cross team posting the fastest development class time in Australia it should signal that Noosa District SHS is capable of developing quick cars. Professional Class team “The Bullets” also hold this distinction for their 2007 National Championship car. “Where to from here? Both teams will need to decide if they wish to continue in this challenge. For High Voltage it will mean another cycle, their third, which will take them through to March 2014 if they are able to win the State Championships in November this year. The Southern Cross team will advance from Development Class to Professional Class Junior if they have another go. This means a much more highly engineered car and a 20 page folio as opposed to the 12 page document they produced this year. “Should we continue? Absolutely! a quick check of Google shows that searching for Noosa District State High School and F1 in Schools returned over 40 hits (I gave up counting after four pages) from websites as far away as Canada and London,” said Mr Presling. Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013 - Page 17



Quilty qualifying round is new event on Easter Endurance Carnival ENDURANCE riders at the Easter carnival in the Mary Valley will get their last chance to qualify for the famous Tom Quilty Gold Cup National Championship event being held in Kilkivan this year. The new feature event - a 160-kilometre “Tom Quilty Queensland Qualifier” was added to the Far A Way Easter Endurance Carnival, FAW president Geoff Fisher said. “With the annual rotation of the Tom Quilty around Australia, it will be six years before Queensland riders again have the chance to compete in their own state,” Mr Fisher said. Endurance horse riders from across Australia will join international competitors at

Imbil this Easter to compete in a huge endurance riding program developed by event organiser, Far A Way Riders Association (FAW). Events ranging from 20km to 320km see the Easter carnival as the annual highlight for many Queensland endurance riders and others from across Australia. It is anticipated that more than 300 competitors and their horses will camp at the Imbil Showground over the holiday period along with their support crews and families. This event will add to the busy Easter weekend population of Imbil by more than 1000 people. The signature Easter Endurance Carnival event is the 320km marathon spanning

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Cultural activities get a boost with new Artslink group ENTHUSIASM for the arts and all things cultural peaked in Imbil this month with the official formation of the new Mary Valley Artslink group. The group brings together existing organisations such as the Mary Valley Arts Festival Committee with many artists in the Sunshine Coast hinterland to form an independent group that will support and promote the arts in the Mary Valley. Imbil art lover Roger Hogg was elected president at the founding general meeting with Heinke Butt as vice-president, Janine Gledhill as secretary, and Nicky Watson as treasurer. Gaylene Smith will handle publicity and Pat Cale will be the school liaison officer. Ms Butt said members were aiming high with the group, but even if it helped just one person achieve something they might not have done otherwise, then it would have been worthwhile. She credited Jan Watt with inspiration for Mary Valley Artslink, but she said the fledgling group would be reaching out to both the Coolarts Gympie and Kenilworth Arts Council for support and guidance. The new organisation is an affiliate by Artslink Queensland and will operate similarly to arts councils to enable the development and enjoyment of arts in the region. Mary Valley Artslink objectives include promoting the growth of the arts as a viable industry within the Mary Valley by providing a framework for artists to build individual projects. Members aim to network with other artists, regional organisations and the community to hold Arts Creative workshops and collaborate with artists to exhibit and perform locally as well as nationally. Visit the website for more information or contact Heinke Butt on 0419 024291 or via email at for information or to obtain a membership form.

Walk into Noosa’s heritage TAKE a few moments to step back in time and discover Noosa and its district’s rich heritage with Noosa Museum’s heritage walks. On the second Wednesday of each month museum staff will conduct guided leisurely walks beginning at 1pm and lasting about 90 minutes from the museum’s base at 29 Factory Street, Pomona. The walks will visit historic and heritage listed buildings around the hinterland village of Pomona which began its existence as Cooroora Siding, later to become Pomona and the original headquarters of the Noosa Shire. The Noosa Museum which houses an ever expanding history of the district began its life as Noosa Shire council’s offices and continued to house the shire’s administration until 1980. Bookings for the walks are essential as group numbers are limited to 15. For more information and to book phone the Noosa Museum on 5485 1080 or email

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Meals on Wheels goes solar A SOLAR panel array on the roof of Pomona’s Memorial Hall is set to bring a big reduction in the power bill for Pomona and District Meals on Wheels. MOW president Michael Innis said the 5kw installation commissioned last week was already showing benefits to the organisation. “Our kitchen operates three days a week and it’s already apparent that power consumption from the grid is down on those days. For the rest of the week there’ll be an even bigger monetary benefit for us, as we were able to have the panels installed in time to receive the high buy-back tariff.” The solar panel installation was made possible by funding from the

Federal Government agency Home and Community Care, and was carried out with the co-operation of the Hall Committee and Sunshine Coast Council. The panels are mounted on the rear roof of the hall so as not to detract from the traditional appearance of the historic building from the street. Power costs are one of the biggest recurring expenses faced by Meals on Wheels, a voluntary organisation which currently provides almost 700 meals a month to a growing number of clients in Pomona, Cooroy, Eumundi, Cooran, Kin Kin and Boreen Point. Volunteers able to help with deliveries, or with kitchen or office work, are always welcome. Enquiries, 5485 1777

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THE Old Pomona Railway Station Gallery is celebrating its 12th Anniversary celebrations on 24th March – and all are invited to celebrate the conversion of derelict railway station into a thriving local art gallery. The Gallery will be open from 10am to 4pm and is part of the Sunshine Coast Open Art Gallery Trail. There will be live music, refreshments and display of our prominent local artists, some of whom have been displaying since opening.

Prost exhibition THE Old Pomona Railway Station Gallery welcomes back Beatrice Prost for her second exhibition in the Gallery Carriage Room. Beatrice provides the viewer with interesting shapes, designs and colour in glazed ceramic and painted pieces reflecting an abstract view of the earth’s rivers and surface from an aerial perspective. Her combination of colours reflect earthly qualities which sometimes surprise with a depth of hues that one does not usually associate with the environment around us. The exhibition runs until 4 April at Pomona Railway Station Gallery, 10 Station Street, Pomona tel: 5485 2950: www, Gallery Hours: M-F 10:00-4:00, Sat. 10:00-2:00, Closed Sunday. The Old Pomona Railway Station Gallery is a proud member of Pomona Arts, Inc.

RECENTLY four Noosa District State High School students participated in the Lions Youth of the Year contest in Pomona. Emily Quinn, Brodie Popple, Tully Booth and Mel Geitl all prepared quality speeches to community audience. The main part of the competition involves interviews with a panel of Judges who look for leadership, academic and sporting or cultural strengths. The students are then put under the pump with a series of impromptu speeches and finish with their prepared speech on a topic of their choice. All the students made our school proud and spo-

ken wonderfully on the night. Congratulations must go to Mel Geitl who not only won the Pomona round but went on to win the next round against St Teresa’s, St Andrews, Sunshine Beach and Coolum SHS. Mel’s truly inspiring speech about appreciating people with disabilities is a real crowd pleaser. The two impromptu topics were about conservation and same sex marriage and all students spoke impeccably on the topics. Well done to Mel who continues Noosa High’s tradition of succeeding in this competition.

Easter in Pomona HOP into Pomona for a fun-filled Easter Saturday. On Saturday, March 30th there will be heaps happening in our beautiful picturesque town. Walk around Pomona and take in the following: • The Pomona Easter Country Market in Stan Topper Park, 7.00am until 2.00pm. New stall holders welcome for only $10.00. • Our lovely local shops on both sides of the railway, catering to all your needs at great prices. Look out for the special Easter window displays. • Our selection of fabulous coffee shops and restaurants. • Face painting in Memorial Avenue. • Kids Easter Craft activities. • An Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny at 11.00am. • The Majestic Theatre will screen” The Gold Rush”, Charlie Chaplin at 2.00 pm with

tickets at the discounted price of $12 and kids under 12 are $8. Accompanied live on the Conn Theatre Organ by Chris Rose. A special tour of the theatre will be conducted after the screening explaining the history of the theatre and special stories for people who are interested. Meet in the foyer after screening! • The Railway Gallery will be open from 10am to 2pm with an exhibition “Meanderings” of ceramics and paintings by Beatrice Prost. The Gallery Signal Room gift shop will open as well for that special Easter purchase! • Noosa Museum, 29 Factory Street, open from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Come and join us for a great day! For enquiries and information please call Kathryn or Heather at the Pomona & District Community House on 5485 2427.

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ON the 6th of April, Bandaluzia will take the audience through a journey of contemporary flamenco music and dance. An experience that will stir up the senses with the grace of flamenco. Direct from Sydney this ensemble of accomplished artists will reach the Noosa shores to take us into a journey of the human emotions. Most appropriate venue, The Concert Hall from the Steiner School, with its award winning sustainable design and great acoustics will complement this exclusive, fabulous and intimate performance. It will be one year since they last visited us, packing a full house and leaving the audience spelled bound. Flamenco music has the ability to shift our feelings from elated to dark realms, much of this music has burst out from the hearts of composers through out the ages, bringing a myriad of cultural influences with it, that may be from India, Middle East, Africa, and more recent South America. The merging of cultures within this art form continues as more

flamenco aficionados take on the journey of discovery. Bandaluzia is such ensemble, masterful, passionate; consisting of acclaimed musicians and dancers at the forefront of Flamenco in Australia. Combining knowledge of contemporary and traditional Flamenco into a mesmerizing display of explosive dance and virtuosic guitars, embodying all the passion, mystery and power of this remarkable art form. Bandaluzia are also revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz or the exotic melodies of the Orient. Venue: Noosa Pengari Steiner School ,Concert Hall, 86 Nyell Road Doonan.Noosa Sunshine Coast. When: Saturday 6th APRIL 2013. Venue and Cafe open from 6:00pm. Performance: 7:30 – 9:30pm with intermission. Online tickets : $25, Reserved seating available online http:// If available - tickets at door $30.

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Friday Nite After Dark MARCH / APRIL

Happy Easter Open Good Friday, Easter Saturday Closed Easter Sunday



March 22nd - Smokin Mirrors Duo April 5th - Steve Graham April 12th - Fabian April 19th - Sera Loons

Tuesday-Thursday: 9.30am-7.00pm Friday: 9.30am-7.30pm Saturday: 10.30am-7.30pm Sunday: 10.30am-7.00pm



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One Child per paying adult

$5 COFFEE & CAKE NEW 10am-12 + 3pm-5pm

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dining & entertainment


Dhom’s celebrate Thai New Year

Out & About

CELEBRATE Thai New Year with Dhom and Spencer at Dhom’s Kitchen with a dinner on April 13. The menu will include: Miang of Wild Betel Leaf with house-smoked salmon and finger lime caviar; ‘Galloping Horses’, a savoury-sweet canape of minced pork and prawn on mandarin and pineapple; Tom Kha Gai, hot-and sour chicken and coconut soup; and Hor Mok, a steamed mixed seafood curry. The cost of the dinner is $45 per person. Bookings are available from 6.00pm. For enquiries and reservations contact Dhom on 5447 7710. One of the most popular new dishes on the

COOROY EASTER TRADING HOURS Good Friday .............. 12 Noon-2pm .......................................... 4pm-7pm Easter Saturday .. 10.30am-7.30pm Easter Sunday .......... 12 Noon-7pm Easter Monday ................ 4pm-7pm

Happy Easter

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PH: 5472 0084

menu at the moment is stir-fried rice with housesmoked salmon. Several customers have asked Spencer how he makes the salmon. Fresh Tasmanian Salmon from Noosa Spanner Crabs is marinated overnight with Himalayan salt, sugar and fish sauce. The salmon is then air-dried for several hours and hot-smoked in a steamer using shredded coconut, palm sugar and jasmine rice. “This process brings out the rich sweetness of the salmon” notes Spencer. Also popular on the menu is Jungle Curry of Beef, a curry that has no coconut milk but rather chicken stock and a special fiery hot green curry paste as it’s base. “This is one curry that we cannot make mild. It has to be spicy hot!” says Dhom. “The curry paste is made with herbs grown in our kitchen garden including, galangal, turmeric, wild ginger and fiery hot chillies. The vegetables and herbs we use depend on what is available locally and in our garden: pea and apple eggplants, choko, holy basil, saw-leaf coriander, snake beans, baby corn, Cooran bamboo, fresh green peppercorns (from North Queensland), to name just a few.” Dhom’s Kitchen will be closed for the Easter Weekend from 29 March and will reopen on Wednesday 3 April. The freezer at Dhom’s Kitchen is stocked with award-winning frozen curry sauces, pastes and snacks and Dhom recommends you stock up for the Easter period. “You can make an authentic curry with one of our sauces in 20 minutes, the time it takes to cook you rice!”, says Dhom. Dhom’s Kitchen only uses Australian seafood and is listed and recommended in the Queensland 2012 Good Food Guide and 2013 SBS Foodies Guide to Brisbane. Facebook: 1a Garnet Street, Cooroy (opposite Cooroy Hotel) Ph. 5447 7710. .

Apollonian Hotel

Noosa’s Historic

First Licensed 1868

PH: 5485 3100

SUNDAY LUNCH FAMOUS PIG ON THE SPIT - Entertainment from noon 24th March - Jazz Wizard John Withers & fabulous friends 31st March - Ruffcut Anderson Banjo’s Bass & Guitars 7th April - Col Noble - 14th April - The Flackoes - 21st April - Mark Camillo Page 22 - Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013


Jan Galvin brings some pretty to the boys’ morning tea at the RSL

Mum and daughter, Pamela and Kym Harris, enjoy a cuppa out and about in Cooroy

New menu at Fire & Ice COOROY Fire & Ice launched their new menu on Wednesday. Head chef Mark Potter has created a delicious menu, sure to tantalize your taste buds. Breakfast offers house made muffins $5 to Mark’s specialty muesli $10 or choose one of the many other delicious breaky items. The lunch menu consists of breads and starters and has a lovely array of sandwiches, pizzas, salads and mains.

The lunch menu ranges from $8.00. Dinner offers a wonderful choice of quality meats and fresh produce to ensure that the flavour sensations, dance on your tastebuds. Cooroy Fire & Ice is open Tuesday – Saturday from 7 am for Breakfast & Lunch and Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. Cooroy Fire & Ice also offers a tapas menu that is available all day, great to enjoy with a glass of wine, cocktail or cold beer.

dining & entertainment Easter school holiday fun at Eumundi Markets

COOROY RAG Putting the fun in FUNdraising

KIDS craft classes, an Easter treasure hunt, great live music, fabulous food and serious retail therapy. Visitors to The Original Eumundi Markets are in for a great time in the upcoming Easter school holidays. Market Manager Peter Homan says Easter Saturday March 30 will be an exciting day at Eumundi Markets, with the annual Easter treasure hunt from 8am for children visiting Eumundi Markets. “The treasure hunt is open to the first 300 kids who register at the market office on the day,” says Peter. “Treasure hunters will be given clues and they’ll find the answers as they wander through the markets,” he says. “When they cross the finish line, they’ll each receive a delicious chocolate bilby, handmade by Lief Chocolates.” Crafty kids visiting Eumundi Markets over the school holidays will also have the opportunity to get creative by taking part in JUNK IT kids craft workshops on 3 April, 6 April and 10 April. The workshops are being led by local craft queen and artist TT Creator (Rene McGovern) and will have a focus on recycling. “We make something different every holidays,” says Rene. “These holidays we’ll be creating hand coloured sand art collages as well as Irish lucky tree charm beaded hangers – made from mini coloured pine cones, beads, wire and precious paper messages” While the workshops are designed for children, big kids (teenagers and adults) are welcome to take part too – if spaces permit. Children under five must be accompanied by a carer – to help them with the tricky bits! Fun times ahead. So hop along to Eumundi Markets this Easter holidays for a guaranteed great time.

ON Saturday March 9th a “Bra Party” Linedance fundraiser was held to raise money to assist local Cathy Breed. 120 people travelled from as far as the Gold Coast to Childers and west to Murgon as well as all Cathy’s regular linedance friends who attend her classes in Cooroy. Everyone had a great day! Thank you to all the local businesses who donated for the raffle and lucky door prizes. A big thank you to everyone who planned the event and helped on the day to make it a huge success. NOTE: Rotary will be holding a sausage sizzle fundraiser at the front of IGA for Cathy on April 6. Please come along and support our local legend. All donations gratefully accepted. You can also donate via an account which has been set up at Bendigo Bank. BSB No. 633000 A/C No. 147992333.


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Noosa Hinterland Denture Services New dentures Repairs Relines Personalised Natural look All Health Funds & Veteran Affairs

health One stop shop for beauty, massage and make up


With 23 years experience in the Beauty & Spa Industry.

Phone Tony for appointment

Shop 7 Railway Square Diamond Street, Cooroy

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

Come in and see Maria, Scott and Chloe for all your feet requirements.

WITH a diploma in Beauty Therapy, Massage and Certificate IV in TAA, Laurence DeConto has worked in the Beauty industry & Spa for the past 23 years.She has opened her beauty studio ‘The Spa Touch’ on 2 Cash Road in Eumundi and offers all kinds of beauty and massage services.Having worked with over 35.000 clients over the years, Laurence has developed a passion about her clients’ wellbeing and make up. Laurence has recently launched her own brand of high quality, competitively priced mineral make-up and her

aim is to help women to feel and look beautiful with an exceptional customer service. If you’d like to learn some tricks with make-up and how to apply it to highlight or camouflage particular features, you will benefit from Laurence’s regular make-up workshops. “It’s a fun environment and you’ll learn that make-up application is easy,” said Laurence.Her Moto: “Every women can now afford to be beautiful!” Fore more information or appointments phone 5471 0524.

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WE all know that to be healthy we need to have an active lifestyle. But sometimes the motivation to exercise and focus on our fitness is a challenge in itself. Having a good support system is vital to achieving and sustaining any goal, but in particular weight and health goals. Your achievements can be greatly weighed down by an unhealthy support system and enhanced by a healthy team of cheerleaders. Your cheerleaders are the people that support you no matter what. When things are going good they praise your efforts. However, when things are not so good, they are there to pick your spirits up and help you get back on track. A personal trainer can be a great member of your cheer squad and so can exercise buddies. There is no doubt that a personal trainer can help you achieve much better results in your exercise regime than going it alone. They can ensure you are using proper technique, help motivate you and keep you focussed. But for some the cost of a personal trainer

Empty promises or real results SINCE 1984, the word “Retinol” has been synonymous with clear, healthy, youthful looking skin. No other ingredient in the history of skincare has undergone such rigorous clinical studies in order to prove its worthiness as the “gold standard” in anti-ageing skin care. A correctly formulated Retinol product can have a profound impact on aging. Clinical studies have shown that correctly formulated Retinol can dramatically smooth away fine lines, plump out the appearance of deeper wrinkles, promote a more elastic, firmer skin texture, clarify the appearance of mottled pigmentation and discolourations, retexturise and refine skin surface, shrink the look of pores, regulate the appearance of excessive oily skin, restore a healthy glow to a sallow devitalised complextion, elimate dry,rough patches – the list of benefits is endless. Retinol Brulee tm is the first

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is still outside their budgetary constraints, which is why Make a Difference Health & Fitness have introduced their new group sessions. “Our group sessions are still small with a maximum of six people at a time in our air conditioned private studio. Plus you’ll be exercising with other people trying to achieve the same things as you are so you can really be a cheer squad for each other. You get the benefits of working with a personal trainer but at a reduced cost. We can cater for all fitness levels and will tailor your workout to your level of fitness and goals. I also believe in making exercise fun so you’ll be more likely to continue to exercise. Clients can be assured that we don’t have a boot camp mentally here at all,” said personal trainer, Lee Smith. Make a Difference Health & Fitness is located in Cooroy and group sessions are $12.50 per person for a one hour session. For more information contact Lee on 5442 6179, 0407 597 748 or visit the website at

Australian developed cosmeceutical to take advantage of Tocoretinate technology, a third generation nonirritating variety of true esterfied vitamin A acid that is guaranteed to maintain its potency and superior performance even under the most adverse of conditions, thereby ensuring that you get the cosmetic anti-aging results you desire. Retinol Brulee is only one of the new products from the Aspect range of cosmeceuticals available at Lakeridge Health and Beauty. Working with mother nature and never against her, Aspect cosmeceuticals are always free of known irritants to the skin, because skin in need should be nutured and never tortured. If you have concerns with your skin we look forward to sharing our knowledge and getting results in a natural way. The beauty of aging is wisdom. Be wise, treat your skin naturally.

Laurence has developed unique pampering processes. Massages are tailored specifically to your needs and you can expect to receive the best of beauty treatments - always

Full day Make up workshop Everything you need to know about skin & make-up while having fun Saturdays 2nd and 16th of March $65 including lunch


Laurence De Conto

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• Dr Bronwyn Ahern BDS (hons) Syd Uni • Deb Kerridge Hygienist/Therapist • Helen Rose Hygienist/Therapist • Sophie Dodd Hygienist A Gentle team dedicated to providing personal preventative & comprehensive dental care

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health Could massage help you?


MANY people think that the benefits of massage are restricted to relaxation, but there are numerous other health and wellbeing benefits. These include pain relief, decreased blood pressure and heart rate and a reduction in anxiety and depression. Relief from the pain of musculoskeletal injuries is one of the other major benefits of massage as well as the ability to reduce tension headaches. It helps clear muscles of lactic acid that build up during exercise and reduces muscle hypertonicity. Deep massage can separate fascial fibres and prevent the formation of adhesions. It can also reduce inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissues. What more encouragement do you need to experience the benefits of massage? Hinteractive Physio are excited to welcome massage therapist Nicola Bishop to their team. Nicola has worked in the health field for over 12 years, beginning in 1998 with an introduction to Massage, Chinese Cupping and Reiki. Later in 2000, she completed a

Diploma of Aromatherapy which incorporated Massage and Reflexology at the College of Natural Medicine, New Zealand. It was here on the Sunshine Coast in 2010 Nicola went on to complete a Diploma in Remedial Massage which also incorporated Lymphatic Drainage. Nicola uses a variety of techniques, including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, acupressure and sports massage techniques. Her focus is on the needs of the client, varying from musculoskeletal complaints, headaches, chronic fatigue, pregnancy massage or relaxation. A treatment combination of massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy work harmoniously to nurture and restore balance. Nicola is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapist Assocation and recognised health fund provider. This means that health rebates are available if you have the appropriate Private Health Insurance. To experience the benefits of massage for yourself, appointments with Nicola can be booked through Hinteractive Physio on 5442 5556.


The myth about 20/20 “HAVING 20/20 sight does NOT necessarily mean that you, or your child, have perfect vision”, according to local optometrists Jenny Currie and Heather McLeod. “There is much more to good vision than reading the bottom line of an eye chart. People are often told by their eye care practitioner that they have 20/20 eye sight and they assume that means that their vision is perfect” says Jenny. “In fact 20/20 is only one measure of your vision. It is only a measurement of the size of the detail you can perceive in the distance.” “20/20 means that you are able to see clearly at 20 feet (6 metres) what someone with “normal” vision would be expected to see clearly at 20 feet (6 metres). In metric we use the term 6/6”, Heather adds. “If you have 20/40 (or 6/12) vision, it means that you need to stand as close as 20 feet (6 metres) to see what a person with normal vision can see clearly at 40 feet (12 metres).” “The 20/20 test does not test how you see at closer distances such as for reading, the

computer and the vast array of other technologies we find ourselves immersed in. In fact, the 20/20 test does not evaluate the many other important measures of normal vision which may affect you or your child’s visual performance and comfort, including: Eye focusing; Eye coordination; Eye teaming (binocular vision); Eye movements (tracking); Visual perceptual and information processing skills; Visual fields; Colour vision; Eye health. If you think that you or your child has a vision problem in addition to or other than distance eye sight issues that may be affecting performance then a comprehensive visual examination by an optometrist who specialises in binocular vision, vision therapy and vision development would be recommended. For further information or to learn how much more there is to vision than 20/20 go to or contact optometry@cooroy at 62 Maple Street, Cooroy or phone 5442 5555 for an appointment.

Dr. Adam Roache (Chiropractor)

Did you know spinal health has a connection to your overall health? If you want a professional assessment of your spine and nervous system consider a consultation with Dr Adam Roache(Chiropractor). 7 Garnet St, Cooroy 5472 0808

More than just a trend! COMPLEMENTARY medicines are becoming increasingly popular these days as we’re all becoming much more aware, not only of the fantastic, non-evasive benefits of complimentary medicine, but also due to the continued frustration of people’s involvement in the Medical industry. Individuals, and communities, are getting fed up with the continued push to take prescribed drugs and enter into the hospital system, often discovering that the side effects or risks of these approaches can become more of an issue for them than their initial symptoms caused. These issues are nothing new to us but fi-

nally we, as intelligent individuals, are saying “enough is enough!” and seeking treatments from practitioners that do have alternative solutions to support people to recover and invest the time and energy into their patients to achieve results. The bond between Practitioner and Patient is vital and is often neglected in today’s society. At Maple St Acupuncture & Natural Medicine we take the time to ensure that the practitioners we work with are of the highest calibre and have a genuine passion to help people, and the results speak for themselves! For bookings or enquiries please contact us on 07 5442 5526.

Now offering Remedial Massage with Nicola Bishop Health fund rebates apply

Hinteractive Physio 48 Elm St 5442 5556 COOROY Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013 - Page 25

real estate


Auction at Lake Macdonald

Contact Steve 0447 290 159


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NESTLED in the folds of the beautiful Cooroy countryside a mere 3 minutes from the bustling Hinterland Town of Cooroy lies this fully useable 2.24 acre lifestyle property. Located between Cooroy and Noosa on a quiet cul-de-sac, this 4 bed, 2 bath, recently renovated” rendered brick home has a charming view down the valley to the North and East and the vistas also include the majestic Mt Cooroy. This is a contemporary style home with spacious open plan living, incorporating lounge, dining, family rooms and country sized gourmet kitchen. Huge master suite with generous built ins and sparkling new ensuite. The North East side

PH: 5485 0862 MOBILE: 0410 507 447 Email: QBSA 727992 ABN 62843937327


2 Johnson Crt, Cooroy off Jarrah St Call Cameron 5447 7722 Want to know more about Master Hire?

more. It is not often we have the opportunity to sell a lifestyle property such as this. Auction on site, Friday March 22 at 11am. Ph Jim Ennis 0402 587 298 – Hintrnoosa 5447 7000. Inspection by appointment.

Soar with the Eagles EXCLUSIVELY located in the company of already established quality homes, here is a rare canvas to build your dream home within a prestigious enclave. Soar with the eagles on this superbly elevated and slightly undulating 701sqm parcel of land, providing views for eternity stretching out across the Noosa hinterland. A fabulous position with a glorious elevated outlook, this is the opportunity to design your new home perfectly suited to taste and lifestyle. Already fenced on 3 sides, the block is connected to full town services and is just a short drive to all amenities. Enjoy the benefits of living in the vibrant town of Cooroy, just a short drive to Noosa and on the train line to Brisbane. Everything you need in a wonderful neighbourhood. Priced at $229,000, contact Peter Livesey from Hang Loosa Property Noosa for further details on 0438 724 424 or the office on 5474 0700.

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ESCAPE to peace and quiet as soon as you arrive at this bright and funky 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom low maintenance home on over an acre in the tightly held community of Tinbeerwah. The creative sellers have given the property soul with stunning feature walls and delicate touches of artistic flair throughout. The impressive modern kitchen with masses of innovative storage and quality appliances will certainly enthuse all calibre of chefs. A secluded garden courtyard at the rear makes a perfect retreat amongst lush, leafy surrounds. For a change of scenery, relax on the main patio with National Park views or move to the front entertaining deck and drink in the wide mountain vista. Whether you are a professional couple, an investor or retirees, you are sure to delight in this bright, compact and cosy home on a quiet street that will always be in style. With less than a 30 minute drive to the Sunshine Coast Airport and approx 12 minutes to Noosa beaches and restaurants, this is Hinterland living at its leisurely best. Price: $495,000. Contact Kess Prior 0404 344 399 – Hinternoosa 5447 7000.


ing property loaded with VALUE beyond compare then call for your personal viewing today. Located approximately 3 minutes to the Cooroy CBD including shops, dining, schools, library, direct train access to

Peace and quiet at Tinbeerwah


of the home opens out onto a patio which runs onto timber decks overlooking the in-ground pool. Off these decks is a 5th bedroom or studio, which is a multi purpose room. Separate from the home is a double garage and storeroom building, established fruit orchard, attractive dam and a fenced pony paddock. Situated conveniently between Noosa and Cooroy, in a private setting with good views look no further! Home for an extended family, investor or simply yours to enjoy in the spacious living offered by this lovely solid home. For the farmer at heart there is a massive double garage plus workshop area to your protect the equipment. Take a moment to view this amaz-

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LISTING & SELLING NOW . . . NO WAITING!! Call Paul Bielby NOW and lets get Crackin . . .

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real estate A great result for the hard working team at Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland


The Bank wants this block sold by April 6th make an offer

Here is your chance to secure 2,000m2 for your new dream home. Why settle for a small

building block when you can have space, views, breezes and a great lifestyle. With mountain views, flood free & with a massive cleared house pad site already done. Capatalise on the grants on offer and the further incentives that builders are offering - now is the time to make your move. Only 3 minutes from the idyllic township of Pomona and 20 minutes from the beaches and restaurants of Noosa. Auction on Saturday 6th April @ 11am. Call Barry Sheridan from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for further details on 0403 806 053 at the office on 5485 1788, or call into the office at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona

RAINE & Horne Noosa Hinterland owners, Michael & Kristin Robinson, are extremely proud of the teams’ results at the recent Annual awards for Raine & Horne Queensland held in Brisbane. After another relatively tough year in the Real Estate industry, Michael & Kristin were very proud to accept two awards on the night:- 9th place in the Top Office - Number of Sales category (last year saw the team take out 10 th place) & also 9th place in the Top Office - $ Value for 2012 (where we have previously not broken into the Top 10). The awards recognise outstanding achievement in property management, residential, commercial and rural property sales. Another rainy night in Brisbane saw a great turnout of over 300 Raine & Horne staff and family from throughout Queensland and interstate that came along to celebrate the success of the industry’s leading stars, to network with colleagues and to enjoy a wonderful evening. With our new office signage, a few new faces establishing themselves in the rentals & sales departments & a few more new faces to come, we are all looking forward to a great 2013. If you would like to discuss any real estate needs including selling or buying, or if you need someone to manage your investment property, don’t hesitate to give the team a call on 07 5485 1788 or call in and see us at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona - we’d love to see you!

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New new home with views

WALK straight into this near new home, offering some of the best views in Cooroy. This is proudly sitting on Brialka Park’s highest block, and from the entertaining deck you can see clear to Mt Cooroora and Black Mountain. The home is just on 2 years old and has had very little use; it would suit a new home buyer, with the added benefits of fully landscaped gardens and large rear back yard. The 1734m2 block is big enough to put a shed on if required. Inside the home a spacious kitchen, with Caesar stone benchtops,

services the large open plan living area and semi separated lounge. The home offers 4 spacious bedrooms, and an ensuite and walkin robe attached to the master bedroom, all rooms have fans and as new carpet with builtin wardrobes. The double lock up garage is big enough for 2 cars plus extras. You will have a lot of trouble finding a better position in the Cooroy township area with these knock-out views. All the hard work is done. $499,000 Call Paul Bielby at Countryside 0437 346 256. Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013 - Page 27

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• Bedroom • Garage • Computer Points • Fax • Repairs

PHONE PAUL 0403 219 606




Paul Best





OWEN 5447 6916 FAX 5447 7645

Prompt Service PH: 0413 699 572



Cars Machinery Containers Stan Kidd

5485 1613 0419 780 747 TRUCK HIRE



SunShine Coast & Interstate

1 Jarrah St. Cooroy

• 2 mtr, • 4 mtr, • 6 mtr.


Locally owned and operated


0414 840 298

Phone: 5442 5844 Mobile: 0417 786 776



Cooroy Plumbing Services


Acer Tree Services

Call 5442 6788


Installations • TV Antennas • Tuning and set up • TV• Recorders • HiFi


RELIABILITY is our TRADEMARK All Plumbing, Drainage & Gas Fitting For a fast, friendly & efficient service


17 Factory Street Pomona


Certified Arb, since 1992.

Phone Owen Meekins dip ARB/HORT,LLB

Manufacturers of Stainless Steel Security Screens & Doors



Mob: 0409 278 659 Carrying out all aspects of Tree Surgery & Arboriculture:

5485 1287

•Crown Reductions * Thinning * Lifting * Shaping * General Pruning * Felling & Removal * Tree Selection * Consultation & General Advice •







Certificate of Forestry • Tree Removal • Tree Pruning • Onsite Mulching • Qualified Climbers • Firewood / Mulch Sales • Fully Insured • Free Quotes and Advice

Bonnell Bros.

QBSA 0500098

After hours & weekends 0418 711 438 QBSA No: 50098

Treatment Plant Services •Treatment Plant Servicing • Plumbing & Drainage • Backflow Prevention Perry Gould 0408 871 002 BSA 1092904

Adrian Black 0438 588 289 BSA 1053652


QBSA Lic No 704038

Steve Pont

• Large & Small acreages • Experienced Owner/Operator

For your next Slashing job SERVICING ALL AREAS call Slasher Steve

0408 915 124


Ph: 5447 6229






We can help with all your Pool needs Regular Pool Cleaning & Water Testing Green or Cloudy Pools brought back to life Filters / Pumps / Salt water chlorinators

Call Steve for Reliable Service on 0415 644 690 or 5471 1051 PUMPS

Phone Mike Baughan 0438 793 880

★ Water Deliveries ★ Sand & Gravel, etc ★ Tip Truck, Grader & Low Loader Hire

• Spraying • Ripping • Mulching • General Tractor Work • 25 Years Experience 5485 5021 • 0412 624 351


ABN: 30886033947

Tenzing Tree Climbing Services • Felling • Detailing/Trimming • Removals • Crown Reductions• Firewood • Qualified Advice • Full Insurance • Free Quotes • Mulching


Brett Gowen 0422 868 911, 5441 5997

Helping trees live with people

Ph/Fax: 5442 8122 Enquiries Phone Paul 0409 470 399




ALL PUMP REPAIRS AGENTS FOR • DAB • ONGA Unit 1/25 Garnet St, Cooroy Call Bruce

0408 713 261

• Engraving & Laser Engraving • Sports Awards/Trophies • Customised Stamps • Name Badges/ID Cards • Promtional Items Cnr Johnson Court & Jarrah Street Cooroy Q 4563 Fax: 5442 5982

PHONE: 5449 8887

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Impact bring home more titles

For all Your Lawn & Garden Needs Free Quotes Call

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IT’S been a busy start to the year for the Impact Boxing crew with Impact’s professional and amateur boxers all achieving some outstanding results. Impact’s amateur stars Payton Aird-Cardiff and Ben and Sam Cameron-Hands travelled to Adelaide to represent Qld at the Australian National Boxing Championships. All three boxers put in an excellent performance and have done themselves and their state proud at a national level. Benny “The Bulldog” Cameron-Hands put in a star studded performance in particular. Benny came from behind in his semi-final bout to overcome his opponent from S.A. with a crowd pleasing win to march forward into the finals. With the gold medal up for grabs, nothing was going to stop the little “Bulldog”. Benny won every round in his final bout as the crowd (full of his new found fans) cheered him on. Benny is now the 2013 34kg Australian Champion!! “Slamin Sam” CameronHands fought the fight of his career against his equally tough opponent

Aussie Champs - Payton Aird-Cardiff, Ben & Sam Cameron-Hands

WBF champion James Chan from W.A. Both boys started strong as the first bell rang. Sam was 3 points in front at the end of round one. Round 2 saw Sammy step up the pace as he brought his opponent onto a cracking right hand causing the referee to apply a standing 8 count. Although Sam dominated rnd 2 he was only 1 point in front at the end of the round?

Round 3 saw both boys stand toe to toe until the final bell rang. After a long wait from the judge’s decision the bout was awarded to W.A. by an extremely questionable 1 point. Sam is the 2013 Australian Silver medalist. “Sammy never lost a round in my eyes (and everyone else’s for that matter!) He is a good boy and a great sport, he has copped the decision on the chin and says he is now hungrier than ever!” Coach Mark Evans said. Payton Aird-Cardiff was next into the ring. Pazi’s opponent was from Tasmania.Both girls

started strong as they threw non stop punches for the entire round. At the end of round one Pazi was a commendable 4 points in front. Round two saw the same action as round one with both girls going strong. Pazi was given a standing 8 count at the end of the round when incredibly the referee decided to stop the fight and awarded the victory to Tasmania. A great effort on Payton’s behalf and very unlucky. Payton is now the 2013 52kg Silver medalist. “I am so proud of these kids and what they have

achieved down here. They are competing on the National stage against the country’s best boxers and have all done extremely well,” coach Mark Evans said. James “Fear no Man” Chan has had a fairytale finish to his boxing career. James won the WBF (World Boxing F o u n d a t i o n ) Cruiserweight title with an impressive 6th round KO of Adam Lovelock on the Gold Coast last weekend. James came from behind and showed why they call him Fear no Man in the biggest fight of his career.


PAT - 0438 113 313 SHAUNA - 0407 112 871

SUMMER soccer again came to Cooroy over the last 3 months with another edition of the Kinetic Cup. The season was as close as ever with 3 teams toward the end of the season battling for that 4th spot and a place in the semis. The yellow team were definitely the most consistent all season, proving to be the benchmark and taking out the minor premiership. They played the green team in their semi and after keenly contested game where green pushed them to their limits, they snuck home and into the decider. The other semi saw second place red take on the glamour team of the competition - blue. After an action packed and controversial match which saw the game go into golden goal extra time, Satish Lal scored a thirty yard screamer that put red into the big one. This would have pleased yellow as blue was the only team to beat yellow, dominating them twice throughout the regular rounds. After weeks of rain delaying the decider, yellow and red finally got down to business in the eagerly awaited clash of the titans. The game was played at a cracking pace and a high level of play was witnessed. After a tight first half which saw red lead 2-1 the

stage was set for an exciting second period. Both teams were giving their all in the second half, but it was red that took control and ran away with the finale, winning 8-4. The organisers of the Kinetic Cup would like to thank all that participated and look forward to seeing all current and new players in the next edition!




8 Lower Mill Road, Cooroy

• 8 Tonne Crane • 10m3 Tipper (with Drop Sides) • Loading Ramps (10 Tonne) • Flat Top 6.5 Metre Long • Hydraulic Log Grab (Hydraulic Rotation)

Phone Bill

5472 0186 - 0427 324 976 A.B.N. 16143 000 828

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• Timber Slabs for sale • Handmade wooden artifacts for sale • Carving & Turning • Classes for Members • Memberships Now Available • Donations of Timber gratefully accepted • Sawdust & Shavings available Open Mon-Sat 9.00am-12 noon Contact Jim Pound 5442 6995 for Purchases & Donations of Timber

sport Students to represent NDSHS in State Championships


STUDENTS who performed well at the Noosa District State High School swimming carnival on February 13, were selected to compete in the Sunshine Coast Swimming Trials last Thursday, February 28. The students who competed last Thursday were great representatives of Noosa District State High School and they all performed at their best. Reagan Greentree was selected for the Sunshine Coast team for breaststroke. Tyler Clarke was also selected to attend the Queensland State Championships in Brisbane, which will be held on March 21-23. The Noosa District State High School community wishes Reagan and Tyler all the best at these Championships.



Myall St, Cooroy • 5447 6258

Don’t Push & Burn - Mulch it! • Land Clearing • Fire Breaks • Re-growth • Lantana infestations • Stump Grinding • Trees • Fence Lines • House Sites • Driveways – (new or repair) • Earthworks 4 in 1 • Mowing – 21Hp Zero Turn (light to med slopes)

Ladies Pennants COOROY Golf Club hosted Ladies Div. 2 North Pennants on Monday 11th March. The Cooroy girls were beautifully turned out in their new team shirts proudly sponsored by Alysa and Tricia Wythes of WYTHES REAL ESTATE Cooroy. Conditions, needless to say were at best a little wet underfoot. All teams are to be congratulated on their brave efforts.

Cooroy Ladies Div 2 Pennants Team. Pictured L – R, Anita, Kate, Desley, Carmel, Heather, Assunta ,Margie.

DG Posi-Track Mulching 100Hp

1.5 Wide

Darrel: 0412 020 789 - 5447 9799

Safe & Happy Easter to all! 3 Jarrah Street COOROY PHONE: 5447 6900 Cooroy Rag, March 20, 2013 - Page 31

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