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Lifeline, in Maple Street, Cooroy, celebrated the shop’s 20th anniversary last month. Thank you to past and present volunteers and the local businesses for their donations for the day’s celebration. Pictured L-R: Trish Page (14 ½ years); Ian Ezzy (Business Manager), Deb Daybell (13 years), Dawn Price (Original volunteer, over 15 years), John Diprose (Business Manager 9 years), Alice Godbold (6 years retired at 83), Lottie (who is 103).
COOROY Lifeline celebrated the shop’s 20th anniversary last month. Shop manager, Deborah Daybell, says the success of the store is due in no small way to her amazing volunteers, some who have been here for many years, who selflessly contribute their time and energy to assist in raising funds for this very worthy charity and ensuring the shop is always welcoming. Deb, who herself has been here for 13 years, says John Diprose, who at the time was Lifeline Sunshine Coast Business Manager, originally gave her the choice of managing either the Cooroy or Coolum store. “I didn’t even have to think. I love Cooroy, especially the local people. After many toy sales, fashion parades and massive denim sales and seeing so many kids grow up and have their own children, I know this was the right town for me.” Deb’s predecessors in the shop were Janice Markwell, Cecilia Denny and Fay Northover. One of the original volunteers (now retired) is Dawn Price who started 20 years ago and still lives in Cooroy. Dawn has, over the years, donated her handmade baby dolls as prizes for the annual toy sale. Trish Page has also been volunteering for 14 years and says she still loves it. Deb would like to thank the local businesses for their generous donations and to her 18 volunteers for all their support over the years.
Lifeline receives over 1800 calls per day nationally. Sunshine Coast Lifeline receives over 2000 calls per month. There has been a decrease in the suicide rate over the last 18 months, however, suicide is still a leading cause of death in Australia with one suicide every 4 hours. Males between the age of 15 to 34 are still the highest risk for committing suicide.
Meet the Candidates for Noosa Council Election WITH the vote for our new Noosa Council now set for Saturday 9 November, it is important we are all informed about who the candidates are and what they will bring to the table in our new council. To help the community make more informed decisions about their vote in the upcoming elections for the new Noosa Council, the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Meet the Candidates Night” open to the Mayoral and Councillor candidates. “Cooroy Chamber of Commerce has held these Meet the Candidate forums for past elections and they are always very popular. Each candidate is allotted a short time to speak followed by question time from the public. It’s a
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September 25, 2013 IN THIS ISSUE
Robots at school Page 3
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Sporting News Pages 23, 26, 27
Letters .................... 7 Classifieds ............ 14 Pomona ............. 16-17 Dining ................... 18 Health ............... 19-21 Real Estate ....... 22-23 Trades & Services ...........24-25 Next edition: October 16 Booking deadline: October 3 Copy deadline: October 7
news A hundred years of worship in Cooroy
ON a beautiful springlike day last month parishioners of the Church of the Holy Nativity gathered to celebrate 100 years of Anglican worship in Cooroy. The Archbishop of Brisbane, The Most Rev’d Dr. Phillip Aspinall and Mrs. Aspinall were special guests as were former clergy, previous congregation members and visitors. Many were people who had been baptised and married here in bygone years. The first building was sadly damaged by cyclone in 1954 but much of the timber was used to erect the present one. The Archbishop conducted the Thanksgiving Eucharist and his sermon praised the work of past congregation members for their labours. Christian life being most important in the lovely town. At the close of the service everyone gathered in the grounds to witness the blessing of two olive trees, (an important plant in Biblical times) and they will be a reminder of our Christian history. One is to be planted at the Church of the Good Shepherd at Pomona where 90 years of worship had been celebrated on the previous Thursday evening.
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news Robots have taken over Cooroy State School!
BEWARE good people of Noosa – they’re everywhere! Community Bank manager Geoff Edwards was on hand to get his first look at the expansion of Cooroy State School’s amazing robotics program before the students got ready to head off on their school holidays. The robotics program began in 2009 year and sees groups of students working collaboratively on programming basic commands for Prep students (the Bee-Bots), right through to challenging science or mathsbased problems with open-ended solutions for Year 6 and 7 students. “Robotics workshops are an ideal way to captivate young minds and stimulate critical thinking. We’re so grateful to the Cooroy Community Bank branch for making this program possible,” robotics program co-ordinator Debbie Niland said. “Robot building and programming teaches a wide range of skills such as problem solving, as well as encouraging team work and cooperation. Students learn not only how to use technology, but also how to create it,” Debbie added. In fact, the lunchtime workshops were so popular they are now run all year long now so every second lunchbreak a Wedo or NXT workshop run in the library. With the NXTs, Debbie runs a beginner workshop as well as more advanced workshops with the Green City challenge. Students have to build a sustainable city and then program their NXT robots to complete set challenges. As one of the only programs of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, Cooroy State School knows the school is onto a good thing. “It’s just great to see the level of engagement. The enthusiasm and perseverance to complete challenges is wonderful to watch and we’re excited to be able to deliver the robotics program right here in Cooroy. It’s a great initiative that sets us apart and we’re delighted to have the opportunity,” Debbie concluded. The robotics program has been made possible by sponsorship from Cooroy’s Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. Now in the second year of a new 3-year sponsorship, it means the program can further expand on its good start in 2009. Geoff Edwards said the Community Bank loves how far the robotic program has come in the past 5 years. “This is just the sort of project our Cooroy Community Bank loves being involved with. We feel like we’ve grown with it and being given the opportunity to be here and see what this program means to the kids. It’s fantastic to see what developments have occurred in the past year and the amazing things Debbie and the team continue to achieve,” Geoff said. Anyone interested in learning more about the robotic program can do so by calling Cooroy State School on 5472 2100 after school returns on October 8.
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Lake Macdonald to Cooroy Flexlink Service extended THE Lake MacDonald to Cooroy trial Flexilink service has been extended until 31 December thanks to funding from the Public Transport Levy. Anyone using or thinking about using the service is reminded that it is still a trial and passenger numbers play a key role in the continuation of this route. Flexilink operates slightly differently to ordinary public transport services-passengers must book their seat two hours prior to travel by calling 1300 511 163. Suncoast Cabs operates the service to a schedule, however if there are no bookings, the service does not run, making it cost effective and relevant to community needs. There are no designated stops along the route. At the time of booking the operator will advise you when and where along the route they can pick you up safely. If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, please advise the operator at the time of booking. Trips on Flexilink services cost just $2, or $1 for Concession/Child.
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Record effort by Mill Place volunteers COOROY community group the Friends of Mill Place have reached unprecedented levels of volunteering, recording over 400 hours of work last month from the more than 200 volunteers registered. The Friends work to promote and support the activities of the Butter Factory, the Woodworkers and the Camphor Laurel Group by manning exhibitions, keeping the unique Library Gift Shop open to the public, and providing invaluable support for the increasingly successful Cooroy Fusion Festival. Recently, the Friends have expanded their efforts to include providing relief for the Cooroy Woodworkers by assisting in manning the popular retail outlet at the Woodworkers complex in the Lower Mill site. Of course, more assistance is always welcome, and if you would like to be part of this growing and unique part of the Cooroy community, register your interest at the Cooroy Library.
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NOOSA District State High School Year 12 student Payton Jennings has won the North Coast Regional Schoolbased Apprentice/ Trainee of the Year, which was announced last month. Payton’s school based traineeship is being completed through the Australian Agriculture College Corporation (AACC) and is being undertaken on Onyx Park beef cattle farm, owned and run by Susan Roger. Payton chose to work in the cattle industry due to her fascination and passion for cattle. “I am extremely keen to learn more about the industry and all about cattle to the full extent. There are so many paths and careers involved in the cattle industry and I am greatly interested in
having a part in the continuing of the industry,” Payton said. Payton has completed a Certificate I in Animal Studies and is working towards completing a Certificate II in Rural Operations and a Certificate II in Business by November 2013. Payton’s trainer Graeme Busby is pleased with Payton’s positive attitude and her willingness to learn, which is demonstrated in the questions she asks and the follow up she does in her training. “She eagerly completes her learning activities and assessment, and is prepared for her training sessions,” Mr Busby said. A highlight of the school based traineeship for Payton has been the opportunity it has provided her
to meet with people working in the cattle industry, including cattle breeders, biodynamic farmers and prime cattle producers. “The school based traineeship currently being undertaken has allowed me to earn great hands on, practical experience such as ear tagging cattle, administering medication, grooming cattle for showing and farming for sustainability,” Payton said. Payton has participated in the Noosa District State High School Cattle show team for the last three years, and has used this as an opportunity to share her knowledge and offer suggestions with things such as grooming techniques, handling and cattle behaviour to younger team members.
Cr Wellington to hold ‘open office’ opportunities SUNSHINE Coast Council Division 12 representative, Tony Wellington, will again be holding a series of “open office” opportunities throughout his electorate early next month. He will make himself available at five localities so that residents can come and speak with him directly. “I am happy to discuss any issue that residents wish to raise with me,” he said. “In the past these have included planning matters, queries about roads and traffic, and requests for Council works and infrastructure. With the upcoming Noosa Council election (November 9th is polling day) some residents may also have questions about the transition process. If I can’t provide an immediate answer to a query, I
ensure that I get the appropriate information and relay this back to the resident. This rarely takes longer than a few working days.” “These open offices uphold the commitment I made during my election campaign to be available to everyone. There is no need to make an appointment, just come along at the times and dates advertised.” Cr Wellington will be available on: Tuesday 1st October: 10am-11am at Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, Boreen Point and 12pm-1pm at Kin Kin Hall (TBC); Wednesday 2nd October: 4pm5pm at Cooroy Bowls Club; Thursday 3rd October: 10am-11am at Cooran Hall and 12pm-1pm at Pomona Community House.
Heads up, its magpie nesting season THE sudden swooping of birds from above means its magpie nesting season. Magpies will often target pedestrians, cyclists or even people on motorcycles by swooping. It’s important to remember that trying to fight back will often make a magpie defend its nest more aggressively. You can take a number of simple steps to better pro-
tect yourself during nesting season: Avoid areas where a nesting magpie is swooping; Wear a hat or hold an umbrella or school bag over your head; Dismount your bike and walk quickly through the area; Where possible, walk in groups or move quickly through the area but don’t run; Contact council to put up warning signage.
“From learning different ways and improvements to cattle equipment that I have used during my traineeship, I was able to implement ideas that could be used to change equipment at school, to achieve better results and placing less stress on the animal and the worker,” Payton said.
Two big dreams Payton has for her future include taking part in the artificial insemination and pregnancy testing of cattle and becoming a Jillaroo on a large property. Noosa District State High School wishes Payton all the best with her future in the cattle industry.
Movies on the roof MOVIE lovers will be over the moon to hear that Starry Nights Outdoor Cinema has announced they will be screening outdoor movies on the roof of the Cooroy Library over summer on the second Friday of each month. Starry Nights Outdoor Movies Director Trent Harvison said they will be kicking off the season with a screening of the popular animated family favourite ‘UP’ (PG) on Friday 11 October. “We think UP is most appropriate as we’ll be up high on the library rooftop!”, Trent says. “A fabulous flick that will appeal to all ages, UP is a Pixar movie with it all – amazing visual effects, great sound, breathtaking action, hilarious comedy, and most of all, lots of heart,” he says. Come along from 6pm to get yourself a spot and set up your blankets, in preparation for the screening to start around 6.30pmish. Entry to the movies is by donation. The screening of UP is proudly supported by Hinternoosa Real Estate, Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and The Cooroy Library. A bit about the UP… By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78year-old Carl sets out to fulfil his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway. Upcoming Flicks … Friday November 8 - The Sapphires (PG); Friday December 13 - Elf (G) - Christmas Movie
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Is sex appeal the new political deal? Before the election, our new Prime Minister, showed interest in Sex Appeal, Although it’s human nature, it seems politically unreal, But when you think about it, it could be an interesting idea, And bring a bit of glamour into the political atmosphere. Perhaps he has a secret plan, when his cabinet is appointed, Maybe he’ll announce a new portfolio, and a new Minister anointed. Minister For Sex Appeal, is quite an attractive title, And face and figure statistics would, of course, be vital. It could be a handsome man I suppose, should you consider an equalizer, It’s a matter of anatomy I guess, but on a girl anatomy looks nicer. The Minister’s staff would have to include, a very Personal Trainer, Probably with a fancy title, like “Ministerial Shape Maintainer”. Also a manicurist, hairdresser, and a dietician, While the top of the staff would, naturally, be a highly skilled beautician. Budgie smugglers are OK for Tony, when he’s being active, But with a bikini and a tan, the Minister would be more attractive. She could help with Foreign Affairs, arranging candlelight dinners, Fine food and wine, plus sex appeal, would be diplomatic winners. Old blokes’ morale would surely rise, they could go easy on the happy drugs, And the doctors could prescribe, for the over-nineties, soothing therapeutic hugs. I think Nigella would be an ideal Minister, she’s certainly got the looks, And she could help the Treasurer, in the cooking of the books!!
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Choose your card carefully Geoff Edwards, Branch Manager, Bendigo Community Bank, Cooroy THERE are so many credit card options available these days. It’s important you ensure you choose one that will suit your individual needs. Consider what your expectations are from your card and the way that it’s going to be used each month. Most credit cards have a certain number of interest free days ranging anywhere from around 40 and up to 55 days. If you pay your card off in full each month by the due date, generally a longer period of interest free days may be useful for you, giving you benefit of keeping your funds in other interest bearing accounts. This can be particularly useful for people who have mortgage offset accounts, so keeping more money in this account for longer can help you save interest and time off your home loan. If you use your card in this way, you could make use of a credit card that has a higher rate of interest, generally around 18% or so, as the interest rate won’t have any bearing and these may even give you a reward. Most banks will offer credit cards that have rewards accumulated by a points basis dependant upon the amount spent on the card. These can be used for many varied options such as shopping vouchers, flights and much more. For people who are after a higher limit, usually a gold card can be offered which will not only have reward points but may also give emergency, medical, legal and travel assistance For those you don’t clear their card in full each month and are paying off a debt there are other cards that will be more suitable. Choose a card that has a low rate of interest to help reduce your debt sooner. Most banks will offer a credit card with a lower rate of
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COOROY RAG Letters to the editor No broiler farm NO broiler farm Cooroy is a community group formed to support council in ensuring the region’s healthy biodiversity is protected, enhanced and valued. The Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Strategy states that ‘a range of pressures are taking a toll on native habitat and wildlife’. By Council not supporting this unsustainable inhumane proposal, it will be one less pressure off our unique environment and a huge step forward in sustainable living. Recently wild dog activity and monitoring in Cooroy and Ridgewood, has confirmed that there are likely to be around 150 wild dogs in the area. Besides noise, dust, odour and adverse environmental issues from the proposed broiler farm on Top Forestry Road Cooroy, the operation is a huge threat to koalas and other wildlife living in the area from a likely increase wild dog numbers. They will be drawn to the sheds, lured by chicken odour, dead animals from the bait stations surrounding the project, sick and dying chickens, and the piles of compost. Dog attacks are a key conservation concern for koalas, and will have significant negative consequences for the viability of koala populations in Top Forestry Road and the surrounding West Cooroy State Forest. Deborah Tabart Chief Executive Officer from the Australian Koala Foundation is most concerned that: ‘Elevated mortality rates in koalas due to dog attacks is a key contributor to the decline in koala populations. Therefore, reducing dog attack mortality should be a key goal of planning to conserve koala populations. These areas should be identified and prioritised for implementation of measures to reduce dog attacks on koalas. Even small dogs can kill or seriously injure koalas”. From: Koala Planning Guidelines It is natural behaviour for koalas to move around to find mates and seek preferred food trees. The introduction of approximately 1500 semi trailers per annum and luring wild and domestic dogs into a koala habitat will definitely elevate mortality rates. Broiler farms adjacent to known koala areas should not be allowed, and the proposal for the massive operation in Top Forestry Road is antithetical to the high conservation values espoused in the Noosa Biosphere’s aims and objectives. Jeanette Merrell
Pro broiler farm I’VE been seeing a lot of bad press about the broiler farm currently under consideration at Top Forestry Road, Cooroy. I think it’s a lot of fuss about nothing and believe the poultry farm can only be a good thing for Cooroy, especially in regards to employment. We need to encourage and support our farmers who are entitled to earn a living from their land and whilst I respect the concerns of residents on neighbouring properties, I think we should all do some research before we make judgement. Saying the poultry farm will ruin the environment is not only a distortion of the facts but is a serious misrepresentation of the truth. Poultry farms do produce manure nutrients as byproducts of growing birds. These manure nutrients have the potential, like any fertilizer material, to cause water pollution problems if improperly handled. In reality, these manure nutrients have substantial value as organic fertilizer and are most often applied to fields as a replacement for commercial fertilizers with no evidence that this practice causes any significant water pollution problems. A properly managed poultry farm will not pollute or cause environmental problems for neighbours or the community and, in fact, it can be very beneficial in providing a valuable fertilizer source for land owners. Uninformed individuals often think that poultry farms will smell so badly, no one can live near them. This is incorrect. Properly operated poultry houses emit minimal odor. This is due to advancements in ventilation and drinking systems for poultry production houses that keep them relatively dry and thus free of any significant odor. In fact, it is not unusual to ap-
proach a modern, well managed poultry house without experiencing any or only minimal odours. The drier conditions in the houses also ensures little or no fly production associated with growing chickens. It is impossible to operate a livestock farm without having some odour or fly production as a result of normal production practices. Poultry farms, like any other livestock operation, will on occasion have some odour and fly production, but with good management these occurrences are generally short-lived and provide only minor if any inconvenience to neighbours. The air exhausted from poultry houses will not damage property and cause health concerns. With modern ventilation systems and reasonable set-back separations from property lines there will be no adverse impact on neighbours. No evidence indicates that poultry farms pose any specific health risk to people in general. Farmers depend on their land to make a living and historically have been good stewards of their property. Farming in general is much more beneficial to the environment than almost any aspect of urbanization, so protecting farmers from urban encroachment is important in protecting our environment as well as our food supply. Farms generally represent “green spaces” that protect the environment and preserve the country atmosphere. Well-managed poultry farms operating with best management practices need not be a source of environmental or nuisance problems for a community. Providing reasonable zoning regulations in a community will allow farmers to participate in a very dynamic and economically beneficial business while also ensuring the ability of neighbours to peacefully coexist. Name Supplied
Thank you from Warren Truss - Federal Member for Wide Bay I WOULD like to thank the electors of Wide Bay, who last Saturday, demonstrated their faith in me to represent them in the Australian Parliament for the next three years. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously and the Wide Bay electorate always holds my first loyalty and priority in public life. I also thank the many
volunteers and supporters in Wide Bay who came forward to assist my campaign. It is through their efforts and others like them around Australia, that a new Government has been elected to bring the change to our nation that people voted overwhelmingly for. Standing up publicly for what you believe in isn’t always easy, and I
acknowledge the other candidates who contested the election in Wide Bay. As the Liberal and National Parties now move to form Government, I look forward to honouring the Coalition’s election commitments, which include: Easing cost of living pressures by scrapping the carbon tax; Implementing an $8.5 billion
plan together with the State Government to upgrade the Bruce Highway, including extending the four laning north to Gympie; Improving telecommunication services, including the extension of mobile phone coverage to black spot areas, and rolling fast, affordable broadband to all communities in Wide Bay by 2016; and Strengthening the
economy through the responsible management of Australia’s public finances, to give consumers and businesses confidence in the future. Above all, I look forward to serving the people of Wide Bay by providing effective representation to deliver a better Government and stronger local communities.
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FINALS for both Junior and Senior talent quest finalists were held on parade last week with an impressive and spirited line up of group and individual performances. The judges had the very difficult task of selecting the winners from such a skilled and varied group of performers. Well done to all those who stepped up and got involved! We hope you are back again next year. A big thanks to the school community for your support and encouragement.
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Marlene Strudwick thanking artist Lyn Fraser Roberts with one of Lyn’s paintings in the background. THE Cooroy Probus Club meets on the first Monday of each month at the Anglican Church Hall, Miva Street, Cooroy. Probus (short for Professional and Business) is all about fun, fellowship and maintaining an active interest in life. This month we enjoyed an interesting chat by local artist and quilter, Lyn Fraser-Roberts. Lyn had a strong passion and talent for art from a very early age but grew up on a farm in the Gippsland area where opportunities were limited.......especially for a girl ! After training as a nurse and rearing two children, Lyn finally began to explore and develop her artistic dream.
Her first break came when Joan and Tony Page of Montville Art Gallery agreed to host an exhibition. It was so successful a second showing was arranged at the Sheraton Noosa Resort.This sellout exhibition saw Lyn well on her way to becoming a highly respected artist and teacher. Offers and commissions came from around the world. Like Steve Jobs, her main message is ‘don’t live someone else’s life’ ... follow your own passion. As parents, grandparents and carers we must encourage the passion in our young children supporting them as they explore their interests. All enquiries regarding the Cooroy Probus Club should be directed to Lyn and John Pluck on 5485 0415.
Investing in infrastructure WONDERING how to diversify your portfolio, achieve capital growth and earn an income? An investment in infrastructure may be what you’re looking for. It’s helpful to take an active interest in managing your investments and their potential for future performance. Let’s take a look at what infrastructure investments are and how they could add value when it comes to growing your capital and getting a predictable income. What is an infrastructure investment? Infrastructure encompasses the public systems, services and facilities of a country or region that are necessary for economic or social activity. When you invest in an infrastructure fund, you may be investing in assets such as: toll roads; airports; telecommunications assets; materials-handling facilities such as docks;; rail facilities and other transport assets; schools, hospitals and aged-care facilities; electricity power lines and gas pipelines. Timing is key: Now could be a good time to think about investing in infrastructure. Rapidly developing economies overseas and a growing Australian economy mean demand is strong for infrastructure assets. Access to infrastructure has traditionally been reserved for large institutions, but some infrastructure investment funds now provide access to general investors. More diversity: It’s good investment practice to spread risk across your portfolio, so all your eggs aren’t in one basket. Infrastructure assets are generally not as affected by the factors influencing other asset classes, like shares. As a result, an infrastructure investment could provide diversification and reduce the risk of your investments being susceptible to the same stressors as each other.
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Listed and unlisted: Unlisted infrastructure investments are termed unlisted, because they’re not listed or traded through a stock exchange. One of the results of being unlisted is an inherent lack of correlation with listed investments – and the benefit of low correlation is diversification. While investing in infrastructure may provide diversification within a portfolio, combining listed and unlisted infrastructure may further improve diversification and returns. What about performance? Over the past ten years a blend of listed and unlisted infrastructure assets provided returns in excess of 10%; exceeding the performance of Australian and international shares on both return and volatility measures (1). Among other potential benefits of an investment in infrastructure are: earnings stability; access to unique assets; returns from capital appreciation and income. It’s important to keep in mind that the returns for individual infrastructure funds will vary depending on the performance and maturity of its assets. Assets in the earlier stages of construction generally bring more risk, greater potential for growth and lower yields. These less mature assets may better-suit younger, more risk-tolerant investors. Mature assets tend to display lower growth and very high yields, which suit investors seeking a stable income over the long-term. Is it for you? Infrastructure investments have the potential to provide a regular income and capital growth over the longer-term. Depending on your needs, certain infrastructure assets may suit you better than others. Make sure you’re on track to reach your goals by speaking with us about infrastructure assets, and the pros and cons of diversifying your portfolio. After all, it’s never too early to review your portfolio and reassess your goals.
(1) Source: Lucas, P., (June 2012). Infrastructure: Reliable, predictable, stable. AMP Capital. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. *Chad Monroe & Provision Wealth Management Pty Ltd ABN 52 149 014 004 are Authorised Representatives of AMP Financial Planning Pty Ltd AFS Licence No. 232706. What you need to know: Any advice in this editorial is of a general nature only and does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person. Therefore, before making any decision, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice with regard to those matters.
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IT’S that time of year when all of us are thinking about the task ahead of preparing our income tax returns and our business activity statements. Slade & Walker, in Koala Crescent, Cooroy, specialises in small-medium businesses and self-managed superannuation funds. Ruth Slade is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Commissioner of Declarations; Sharron Walker is a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute and a JP (Qual). Ruth and Sharron have a combined broad and diverse experience of 46 years, having dealt with small to medium businesses, primary producers, selfmanaged superannuation funds and salary and wage returns. Ruth has worked in the Noosa area since 1997, and Sharron since 2003 after re-locating from North Queensland. Slade and Walker offer a personalised approach to all of their clients. Ruth and Sharron are happy to meet with clients at their places of business or their homes, or somewhere for a coffee. Both ladies are very approachable to talk to and take pride in providing professional, personalised and prompt accounting, taxation and business services. They pay attention to the detail. Customers will value each time they call Slade & Walker’s office as they will speak with a qualified professional every time. As Black Belts in Karate, both Ruth and Sharron utilise the same principles and ethics in operating their business. Karate has been an important part in each of their lives. They are passionate about their work, and enjoy having fun with their clients along the way, this is reflected in their tag line ‘Accountants with Kick’. For an obligation free appointment and friendly, professional and personalised assistance, contact either Ruth or Sharron on 07 5442 5808 today! Or call into the office at 10 Koala Crescent, Cooroy.
KATHLEEN Hunt was announced the winner of the 2013 Noosa Biosphere Art Prize for her thought-provoking piece – ‘Mutation’ – at the Noosa Biosphere Festival on Sunday. Kathleen shared in a $2000 prize pool and received the award in front of a large Festival audience. The theme for this year’s competition was Wearable Green Art and entrants were asked to connect their work with the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. Kathleen says ‘Mutation’ is a response to the devastation of our illconsidered consumer lifestyles. The piece is constructed with repurposed coat hangers that reference the structure of DNA in the discovery of a mutant fish in Lake Macdonald in the Noosa Biosphere. “The concept arose from concern about genetic mutation in the Noosa Biosphere area. I had been following the trail of the mutant fish
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The Matchbox Show
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Fun, Colourful & Gorgeous!! IT all began in Gulgong, New South Wales, in 2010 and now it’s being exhibited at Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre. An invitation to enter the Matchbox Show collection was extended to delegates attending the ‘Clay Energy’ conference. They were invited to make a ceramic artwork that fitted inside a matchbox. The response and enthusiasm was overwhelming, and yielded 150 matchboxes to begin the collection. Curator, Michael Ciavarella relates the collection to the old adage ‘from little things, big things grow’, and what started as one solitary matchbox, will grow into a dramatic visual spectacle as ceramicists from around the world add their creations to the collection. The aim of the show is to grow it into a substantial international travelling exhibition of 5000 matchbox artworks, contributed by 5000 visual and ceramic artists. The quirky nature of this collection holds appeal on many levels, from the all-familiar repetition of a matchbox, to the narratives and expressions held within. It is an innovative, collective project which showcases artists across genres, and intrigues, puzzles and amazes art lovers everywhere. Through workshops held in the lead-up to most of the exhibitions, held already in Noosa,
Gulgong and Eumundi, art students and practising artists have used and developed their skills and understanding of ceramics and the processes involved while making a matchbox artwork to contribute to the collection. Curator, Michael Ciavarella says:“It’s a personal quest to keep ceramics being recognised as an artform.” Michael Ciavarella, a Eumundi local, has 20 years of experience as a ceramic artist and has been teaching ceramics with Sunshine Coast TAFE for 15 years. He has exhibited in solo and group shows; been commissioned to create public art and hosted ceramic art workshops. A selection from the many hundreds which have now been produced since 2010, over many workshops in various locations in Australia will be on show at Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre until Wednesday 30 October. Michael was at Discover Eumundi on Sunday for the opening of The Matchbox Show where over 650 matchboxes of the 900 will be housed for two months. Manager, Wendy Birrell was on hand to witness, “a good crowd on Fathers’ Day with lots of families coming along to see the creative contents matchboxes. Michael gave us a history of the project and his future aspirations to get to the 5000.”
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Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group THE previous very capable Office Bearers were returned at the recent Annual General Meeting of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group with Bev Warner as President and Margaret Rickard as Vice President. Georgina Day was again elected Treasurer and also Julie Kinloch as Secretary. This year’s series of workshops will continue at 1.00pm on Saturday, 5th October, “Budgeting Tips for Family Research” is the topic of a talk by Bev Warner. A general meet-
ing will follow the talk and afternoon tea at 41 Miva Street. Cooroy. The Group’s Research Room is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9.30am to 1.00pm. There are always enthusiastic librarians on duty to help with family research mysteries or answer local history questions. Two subscription internet sites are available to give worldwide coverage as well as other Australian resources. Enquiries 5442 5570.
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Cuts for Mutts DOG GROOMING
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Left to Right at Back - Simonne Celestine, Geoff Roach, Chad Bolitho, Shay Keleher, John Symington, Mary Dorling - Left to Right at Front Ingeborg Howie, Clarissa Passman MEMBERS of the Cooroy Scribe the year we were thrilled to have been Tribe were very happy to have approached by a teacher from Cooroy reached their second birthday last State School who requested that our mont, which was celebrated with members consider becoming mentors some delicious food, a glass of wine for some of her pupils who attend her and loads of laughter. Our group still creative writing group. We are all meets at two o’clock on the second looking forward to another year of and fourth Monday of each month in fun, development within the art of the community room at the Cooroy putting pen to paper and encouragLibrary. Each member brings a differ- ing each other as well as the younger ent style of writing to the group generation that we have now conwhich generates an enormous amount nected with in our wonderful Cooroy of enthusiasm and learning. During community.
Don’t fur-get to renew your pet registration PET owners will have started to receive their annual Sunshine Coast Council animal registration renewal notices in the mail reminding them of the 30 September 2013 due date. Registration is free for pets under six months old and discounts apply for pensioners and for micro-chipped and de-sexed pets. This year animal owners are also able to register or change your pet’s details online for the first time via the MyCouncil function. For information about renewing your animal registration, visit council’s website.
DONNY Scott’s idea of regular bus trips for our veterans and widows was reinforced yet again with our latest trip to Parrots of Paradise at the Glasshouse Mountains. With John Diprose at the helm, the full bus of vets and widows travelled south well in time for morning tea. We were then educated and entertained by an amazing collection of parrots from all over the world. A most enjoyable lunch awaited us at the Beerwah RSL where all enjoyed their selections. Our other driver, Terence Charles, steered us swiftly but safely back to Cooroy RSL where all enjoyed a well-earned cuppa. Thanks to our new volunteer Welfare Officer, Julie Ainscough for helping with the widows, the venues and the navigation. Hey! Donny! We didn’t get lost!! Our next trip will be to the Aircraft Museum at Caloundra where a newly installed F111 awaits.
what’s on at Mill Place October at the Butter Factory Arts Centre
at the Cooroy Library
Gallery Open: Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm & Saturday, 10.00am – noon Tuesday For further information please contact the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050 or online at: 1st October http://galleries.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/index.cfm 11am -1pm EXHIBITIONS Fiona Dempster – A Letter a Week Thursday Date: Thursday 10th October – Saturday 16th November A Letter a Week is a diverse and beautiful exhibition featuring interpretations of the Western alphabet 3rd October for through the work of calligraphers, metalworkers, ceramicists, graphic designers, textile artists and more. 4 weeks from Wendy Epp – Passing Time 10.30 -11am Date: Thursday 10th October – Saturday 16th November Passing Time is an exhibition of paintings by local artist Wendy Epp who is constantly sourcing words and images for reconstruction into visual language. Her works are the record of an ordinary person’s musings Friday 4th October on the effects of the passing of time. 10am -1pm Official Opening for A Letter a Week and Passing Time: Saturday 12th October 10am - Free Bookings required. All Welcome. Exhibition guided tour: Friday 25th October 10am Friday Join a guided tour and gain an insight into the artists and their work, exploring selected pieces. Includes 4th October morning tea. Free, bookings required. All welcome. 3.30 -4.30pm Get Creative th Date: Saturday 19 October, 10am – noon A series of free family orientated activities at the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Be inspired by the latest Friday exhibition then spend time creating your own artworks. All ages welcome! Free event, no bookings 11th October 6.00 - 9pm required. Spring ArtsCool Date: Wednesday 2 October, 11.00am – 12noon (5-8yrs) and 12.30 – 2.00pm (9-12yrs) Children’s school holiday art class. Learn the skills and techniques of painting in a contemporary, off beat Monday style with an experienced art teacher. $8 per child each workshop, bookings & pre-payment essential. 14th October 10-11.30am The Big Draw – the Biggest Drawing Festival in the World Date: Saturday 5th October 10am – 4pm A free family drawing trail and walk-in drawing session. The trail will explore the Cooroy Mill Place Precinct which provides a range of sculptural, architectural and rural subject matter. No experience necessary. All welcome. The Big Draw is an International drawing event held in October each year. Tuesday 15th, 22nd, Drawing Workshop with 29th October & 5th Kerry Wilson November 9am – 1pm
Cost: $200 students bring own materials, bookings essentialFor further information and bookings contact Kerry Wilson on 0428 502 251 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays 28th October, 4th & 11th November 12pm-3.30pm
Life Drawing with Kerry Wilson
Cost: $180 students to bring own materials, bookings essential. For information and bookings contact Kerry Wilson on 0428 502 251 or email: email@example.com Morning tea provided.
Wednesday 23rd October, 6th, 13th & 20th November 10am-12pm
Painting to Professional standard with Sherrille Hermon
Cost: $35 or $25 concession. For more information contact Sherrille Hermon on 54482308 or 0457750369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Morning tea provided.
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Thursday 17th October 7-8am
Let’s Go Retro
Come along and get your geek on with retro arcade style games. For ages 8+. Free. Bookings essential. 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Baby Rhyme Time
Ten Minutes a Day program is a free half-hour session, providing practical ideas on using stories, rhymes, songs and music to help children under two years develop early literacy skills. Free. Bookings essential 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Eco Themed Ani-Movie Workshop
Make your own stop motion movies using Lego, plasticine, figurines and your imagination. Your final product will be burned to a DVD to share with your friends and family. For ages 10+. Free. Bookings essential. 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Let your imagination run wild and create your very own masterpiece with coloured rice. For ages 5+. Free. Bookings essential. 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
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Starry Nights Outdoor movies
Animated movie ‘Up’ rated PG being presented by Starry Nights outdoor movies in partnership with Sunshine Coast Libraries. For all ages, no bookings required. Free entry with gold coin donation appreciated. For more information phone Starry Nights on 0458 128 020
Reclaiming Inner Power
Reclaim inner power to ease tension and stress in daily living. Learn to create harmony and balance in your relationships and interactions with others. Identify disempowering thoughts and actions and understand self-respect and respect for others while coping with change.Gain basic principles for selfacceptance and empowerment to reconnect with self-love and reclaim the inner power to create your own life path - on the basis that ‘happiness is our right’. Free. Bookings essential. 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Pink Precinct Fun Trail
Sunshine Coast Council’s Cooroy Library and Butter Factory Arts Centre are supporting a Pink Precinct Fun Trail on Thursday 17th October from 7 to 8am to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Entrants pay a gold coin donation to enter and dress in pink as they embark on a fun trail around Cooroy. They have a “Pink Passport” which is stamped at various locations/businesses around the Trail and then go in a prize draw. The most “sought after” prize is an iPod Touch, which this year has been kindly donated by the Friends of Mill Place. For more information 1300 LIBRARY (1300 542 7279) or online at www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
The Catholic Guy THE Noosa District Catholic Parish which includes the communities of Pomona, Cooroy, Tewantin and Sunshine Beach is delighted to announce that The Catholic Guy, Bruce Downes, and his team will be conducting a Mission Event at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, 5 Moorindil Street Tewantin commencing on Wednesday 9 October 2013. Bruce is widely known for his programme The Catholic Guy which screens on the Australian Christian Channel on Foxtel.The Mission Event is open to all, and not merely those of the Catholic Faith. Admission is free. So who and what is The Catholic Guy? It all began one October night in 1972. I was a teenager and a Catholic Priest invited me to a night of prayer. Everyone was much older than me but there was something about the meeting that got my attention. Over time, I was introduced to a relationship with God that was so real and personal that now nearly 40 years later I still remember that time as life
changing. From those days I knew that my life’s call was to introduce others to what I had found in the Church. It has been my conviction since those early days that God was and is real and does not need to remain hidden or distant from people. My wife Rosemary has also been captivated by this call and has served with me in this over the past 30 years. Through experimentation and trial, study, success and failure I have tried to live this calling out by Proclaiming God to those who I Reach. I have always believed God has led me to invite other people to join me in this and so most of my life I have gathered people who share this calling. The Catholic Guy Ministry is people who are passionate about finding ways to reach people and proclaim God to them so that their lives would be changed by God’s personal love for them. Bruce Downes
Spoil your pooch Call in to the newly re-vamped Cuts for Mutts for all your pet’s grooming needs including clipping, hydrobaths, nails, flea treatments etc. Owner, Deb Scott is a senior veterinary nurse so she will also be happy to advise you on any health concerns you have about your dog. Deb is a true animal lover. You can rest assured that your pet will be spoilt, loved and treated like the best friends they are. Cuts for Mutts is located at Shop 9/14 Maple Lane Cooroy, 5472 0888.
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FEDERAL AUCTION SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER AT 8:30A.M. AT 117 CHRISTIES ROAD - FEDERAL This is a huge clearing sale of hundreds of items including: Kubota L24JDT (4 x 4) tractor, 4ft slasher, 27ft x 10ft Donga on steel frame with awning, 1982 Toyota Landcruiser diesel Ute (unreg), 500 gallon f/glass molasses tank, 10ft shed frame, alum ladders, 2 hay feeders, small generator, 5000 gallon poly water tank, 3ft x 6” slasher, poly pipe, chest freezer, 2 squatters chairs, drill press, small dinghy, 3000 litre molasses tank, 4 drawer filing cabinet, kitchen cabinet, chest of drawers, office desk, organ, glass display cabinet, small chest of drawers, electric single lounge chair recliner (suit invalid), qty of blankets – sheets etc, materials and sewing items, 3 piece lounge, 2 fire-fighter pumps, garden tools, household furniture, workshop items, steel stock crate to suit Landcruiser, dining tables and chairs, sewing cabinet, Barbie dolls, craft ware, bookcase, Westinghouse fridge, Westinghouse freezer etc, plus much more. SPECIAL: Quality dining table and 8 chairs,
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The Church of United Spiritualism of Australia Clairvoyance - Guest Speakers - Healing Meditations COOROY - QCWA Hall Maple Street Wednesdays 7.00pm Rev Kathy McVann - 0414 972632
Anglican Parish of Cooroora 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 Rev Jillian Moses 5485 1218
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news Winners announced for annual signature T3 arts prize
THERE was an air of excitement at Sunshine Coast Council’s Butter Factory Arts Centre with the highly anticipated announcement of the 2013 SCAP T3 winners. SCAP T3 was open to all tertiary students living or studying on the Sunshine Coast and offered a $3,000 prize in each of the 2D and 3D categories. It is a showcase of the region’s emerging tertiary artists and this year’s competition drew 64 entries. The aim of the prize is to promote local talent and at the same time raise awareness of the creative educational opportunities on the Coast. The winner of the $3000 cash prize in the SCAP T3 2D category was Jaala Alex from Noosa Heads for her artwork entitled Conversations with my Family. Zoe Martin from Tewantin was awarded $3000 as the winner of the SCAP T3 3D category for her very creative installation aptly called Voting Booth. The community can get involved by visiting the SCAP T3 exhibition before October 5 and voting for their favourite artist in the People’s Choice awards. The student who garners the most votes from visitors to the gallery will be awarded a prize of $500. 2013 SCAP judge Peter McKay, Curator of Contemporary Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) said he was extremely impressed with the high calibre of Sunshine Coast’s emerging tertiary artists. “I selected Jaala Alex’s artwork as the winner of the SCAP T3 2D category as her photography in her artwork is subtle and
sophisticated in its use of light, colour and texture,“ he said. “Zoe Martin’s artwork Voting Booth really stood out for me in the SCAP T3 3D category. “In her installation, the act of voting provides a participatory element that draws attention to our social and political environments,” he said. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of getting involved in the following range of SCAP T3 public programs: Free drop-in style family fun event held every third Saturday of the month. No age restrictions or bookings required. T@3 with T3 Friday 27 September at 3pm: Join in tea at 3 for a chance to meet three of the tertiary students from the SCAP T3 exhibition. Bookings essential by 26 September as afternoon tea is provided. This event will be followed by the announcement of the People’s Choice Award and a Lucky Prize Draw Presentation. Spring ArtsCool: Wednesday 2 October, 10.30am to noon for children aged 5 to 8 years; 12.30pm to 2pm for children aged 9 to 12 years. Children’s school holiday art class specially developed to complement the SCAP T3 exhibition. Learn the skills and techniques with an experienced art teacher. Cost to attend is just $8 per child per workshop. Bookings and pre-payment essential. The Butter Factory Arts Centre is located at 10 Maple Street Cooroy and open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to noon. For bookings visit council’s gallery website or call the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050.
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Happening @ The Majestic Theatre OUR First ‘Drama & Dinner After Dark’ on Wednesday night, 25 September, to showcase new adult melodramas coming to us via a very kind American benefactor. Seated theatre restaurant style in the auditorium, enjoy a gorgeous two course meal from Valentino’s while you watch ‘Pandora’s Box’, starring the delectable Louise Brooks. Accompanied live by classically trained pianist Christopher Rose on our lovely Beale piano (thank you, Joanna Mitchell!) Loren Kate Album Launch on Saturday 28 September, simply beautiful. Lots of private catered events in October, including two corporate dinner functions for Interstate clients, several very large silent film screenings, a wedding, and an anniversary celebration dinner. Silent films galore – see program this issue. Melbourne Cup, Tuesday 5 November – Duck as the cameras change direction and horses gallop straight at you from our huge new cinema screen as you dine from Valentino’s buffet lunch in theatre restaurant style. Door prizes, sweeps, raffles, best outfit, wonderful fashion parade by La Mode De Fabienne. Bookings essential. See our website at www.themajestictheatre.com.au for details.
THE August meeting of Cooran Connect was well attended with more than 50 new businesses being represented. Cooran Connect, a business networking group, was created by Liz Bateman with the aim of utilising mutual cooperation and marketing to promote and grow Cooran’s local economy. The next event will be held on Thursday, October 24 with Cooranbased architect at WD Architects, Andrew Webb, hosting the event. Liz would like to encourage anyone who has started a new business or those wishing to promote established businesses to attend. For more information phone Liz on 0409 584 262.
Numbers Dwindle but Luncheon Well Patronised
THE annual World War 11 and Korean luncheon was once again hosted by the Cooroy & Pomona RSL Sub Branch on Saturday 14th September and organised by hard working Pension’s Officer, John Simmons. On arrival, guests were made welcome and offered a thirst quenching drink from the bar or coffee shop. This was followed by scrumptious three course meals and heartily devoured by all who attended. The entree was a perfect starter followed by a mouth-watering eye fillet on a bed of mashed potato or a tasty well-
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Mary River Festival on again IT’S on again, a great day of music, workshops and family fun; Mary River Festival just keeps booming year after year. Don’t miss it this year, headlined by Cheap Fakes, Mary River Festival is going to be a day full of great music, great atmosphere and great fun for everyone. Entertainment for the day features Hat Fitz & Cara, Terry the Great, Barry Charles and the Deeper Beat, Kate Meehan, Cleveland Blues and Carl Lynch along with various local dance acts including the always loved Zumba with Cathy Tapper. There will be plenty for everyone with workshops, local environment information and kids activities galore. Location: Kandanga Recreation Grounds (Spicers Oval) Date: 9th November Time: 12midday til 8:30pm Cost: $2 entry, free camping available
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Huge support for “buy local” campaign in Mary Valley RESIDENTS and businesses are right behind the “think Queensland, buy locally” initiative in the Mary Valley with a total of 20,000 tickets on offer in monthly draws. The Mary Valley Chamber of Commerce has picked up the State Government’s campaign to encourage residents and visitors to buy goods and services in their local area and launched it this month. The campaign will run for September, October and November with shoppers from Imbil, Kandanga, Amamoor and Dagun having the opportunity to win monthly prize vouchers to be spent at participating local businesses. More than 25 businesses have already registered and Kenilworth operators are also looking to join in, chamber sec-
retary Janelle Parker said. She said the strong support from residents and operators was great for the local economy. In fact the 10,000 ticket run has already been doubled to accommodate the increased spend. “Shopping at local participating businesses will benefit individual business, the general communities of the Mary Valley and demonstrate the proactive contribution to the Mary Valley Economic Development Strategy of the local Chamber of Commerce,” she said. Look out at your local stores and businesses for the “Buy Local” campaign signs. Left: Janelle Parker checks “buy local” entries at Imbil Post Office.
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Design for place THE Pomona Railway Station Gallery will be hosting six large paintings commissioned by NICA (Noosa Integrated Catchment Association) which represent six vegetation types and ecological systems represented in the Noosa catchment. Seacoast and Fore dunes, Tidal Wetlands, Fresh Water Wetlands, Heathlands, Wallum, Eucalypt Forest, Rainforest This touring exhibition was opened at the Noosa Regional Gallery in June. Since then it has been displayed at the Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre, and the Outrigger during the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival. Double sized banner reproductions of the six original artworks hang in the Noosa library as a permanent display.
Pomona Gallery is proud to have these artworks on display in the Hinterland area. All residents and schools are invited to come and see the exhibition. The project is designed to move us away from using generic imagery such as exotic hibiscus, frangipani and exotic palms to understanding and expressing our unique importance of place- only. When we understand this, we will be truly sustainable. The paintings will be exhibited at Pomona Railway Station Gallery: Carriage House: Sept 20 - Oct 17, 2013; then onto Banana Shed at the Gallery Oct 17 - Nov 28, 2013. The project has been funded by Arts Queensland and SCC Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
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DHOM and Spencer are passionate about using locally sourced produce at Dhom’s Kitchen. “We are fortunate to have access to excellent free-range pork from Trent and Angela at Cooroy Butchery sourced from the Gympie area,” notes Spencer. The Thais eat more pork than beef due to the Chinese influence in the cuisine and the high quality of pork available. Spencer and Dhom’s two favourite cuts are pork neck and pork belly. At Dhom’s Kitchen they blanch their pork belly for a few minutes to remove the blood and impurities and then slow-cook it in rice wine, soy, palm sugar, shiitake, ginger, garlic and Asian spices. It is cooled in the fridge and then sliced and grilled to order with shiitake
mushrooms and either steamed vegetables or an Asian-style salad. On the lunch menu they have a Vietnamese-style grilled pork salad. Strips of pork neck are marinated in soy, garlic, cinnamon and other spices. The pork is grilled to order and served over a rice noodle salad with mesclun, cucumber, house-made pickled daikon and carrot, peanuts and Asian herbs and grilled. For a hotter version you can top the salad with Sriracha Chilli Sauce! Dhom’s Kitchen only uses Australian seafood and is listed and recommended in the Queensland 2013 Good Food Guide and 2013 SBS Foodies Guide to Brisbane. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ dhomskitchen. 1a Garnet Street, Cooroy (opposite Cooroy Hotel) Ph. 5447 7710.
JUST one more weekend left to enjoy the great school holiday attraction, The Wind in the Willows. Don’t miss out, this is an outstanding production showing at The Independent Theatre at Eumundi. There are just two more performances, Saturday October 5th at 4pm and Sunday 6th at 3pm.
Bill and Nancy Hesse of Cooroy will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on 16th October 2013. An amazing achievement for such a wonderful and loving couple, wished all the best with loads of love from their five children, fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
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health Community invited to walk in pink for a good cause
COOROY RAG SUNSHINE Coast Council’s Cooroy Library is once again supporting the Pink Precinct Fun Trail to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Thursday 17 October from 7am to 8am. Entrants are asked to pay a gold coin donation to enter and dress in pink as they embark on a fun trail around Cooroy. Walk as a team, or come and meet new friends. All
ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate in the fun. Entrants will receive a Pink Passport to be stamped at various locations, including businesses around the Trail and will be entered in a draw to win some great prizes including an iPod Touch kindly donated by the Friends of Mill Place. Last year, over 100 people dressed in a blaze of pink including the Noosa District High
School students and staff, Karinya Montessori School and many others raised over $700 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Sunshine Coast Council’s Smoothie exercise bike, with the generous support of Pardons Fruit Mart and IGA, will be providing fruit and yoghurt pink smoothies which are sure to be popular. After the walk entrants are invited to indulge in a
hearty Cooroy Rotary breakfast barbeque and awards ceremony while being entertained by the magical sounds of Noel Dowling from Windelf Flutes. The National Breast Cancer Foundation will be present to provide support and information and past breast cancer survivors will also be sharing their own personal stories of survival. Keep your eye out around town in
October for the Pink Trail raffle and if you are interested in being involved mark Thursday 17 October in your calendar and start collecting your pink costume. Pink Passports will be for sale closer to the date at Cooroy Library, the Butter Factory Arts Centre and at local businesses. For information about the Pink Precinct Fun Trail call the Cooroy Library on 5454 9000.
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program tailored to suit your lifestyle. People who have done Amy’s detox programs in the past have reported: Weight loss & a reduction of cellulite, some even dropped up to 15kgs; Clearer skin; More energy, clarity & motivation; Emotional stability; Less pain; Digestive control – no more pellet or thin poops, constipation or loose bowel movements; No more bloating. We are running three different detox programs: the 14 day Clean Living gentle cleanse, the 14 day Express Liver Detox, and the 21 day Cleanse and Rejuvenate life changing experience. All programs include: Acupuncture, Detoxing Massage, Herbs and Supplements if required, and a few extras that you will have to find out for yourself!. You will also receive full support to gently guide you through your rejuvenation and plenty of recipes, tips and
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Operation Christmas Child OPERATION Christmas Child is conducted each year to collect shoeboxes full of gifts for the less fortunate children overseas in third world countries. This is project has reached over 77 million children in 130 countries with a Christmas gift since 1990, by sending these gifts to the children Samaritans Purse is able to connect with families and communities, build relationships, discover and meet other needs in these communities. They assist in water sanitation, schools, and building support groups for orphans and many other projects. The Hinterland Christian Centre in Marrara St Cooroy is collecting the Christmas boxes to send to the Warehouse in Brisbane for distribution. We are aiming for 200 boxes this year and are asking the community to help us. The children treasure these gifts, there is great excitement when the team turn up to give out the presents. One little boy in Vietnam met one member of the team one year and took him by the hand and took him to his room, there was nothing in the room except a cupboard and a very thin mattress on the floor. He went to the cupboard and took out a box, it had the gifts he had received the year before and he had looked after them and treasured them all year. This experience goes to the core of your heart and brings out strong feelings for these kids. Why not get a shoebox from your
local shoe shop, cover it with Christmas paper and place one of each item in the shoebox. You may drop them into the Hinterland Christian Centre or Unit 17/1 Ferrells Rd, opposite the golf club. There are items that must not be included in the boxes, such as nothing breakable, no liquids, no toothpaste and no pierced earrings. These shoeboxes are filled with 6 times from the following list: 1. Something to love - teddy, doll 2. Something for school 3. Something special to play with 4 Health and Hygiene facewasher, toothbrush, soap, comb etc. 5. Something special: sunglasses, stickers, jewellery, crafts , a photo and note, etc 6. Something to wear 7. $9 to cover transportation We also need separate items to fill the shoeboxes, which may be missing items not included in some of the shoeboxes. These are called fillers and include such items as teddies and dolls, pencils, erasers, cloth bags to hold all the gifts once the boxes are broken, clothing, pencil sharpeners. For more information you can go to the website: http://www.samari tanspurse.com.au Call Lynne on 0405131746 if you are wanting shoeboxes, pickup of shoeboxes or any other information. Lets all get together as a community and send some Christmas Cheer to children who very little.
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Donations required SUNSHINE Coast charity, Bloomhill Cancer Help is calling on locals to embrace the change of season and spring clean their homes and donate unwanted, saleable items to help restock its six Op Shops including the one in Maple Street, Cooroy. For more information about making a donation or to arrange a FREE collection, please contact the Bloomhill Distribution Centre on 5445 6858 (during business hours) or simply drop your donations into the shop.
Brendon Alsop, aka The Fatman, and his faithful canine companion, Jojo, passed through Cooroy last week on his Great Aussie Trek for cancer research and treatment. Starting from Geelong he estimates that he’ll get to Darwin before time and money run out. A great trek indeed. Brendon’s reason for beginning his great trek was because he literally was “the Fatman’. His health was suffering from being so overweight and he realised it had reached a crisis point where he had to do something drastic or basically, die. So far Brendon has lost a whopping 50kgs. Jojo has even lost a few, and both have greatly increased their fitness. As an extra bonus Brendon has raised approximately $6500 for cancer treatment and research. This is cause close to his heart as several family members have battled with this disease.
Pay attention to your metabolism A HEALTHY metabolism begins with a healthy diet. Metabolism is extremely important to your health because it is the powerhouse of your body. Through this process, your body produces energy needed for the normal functioning of your heart, brain, muscles and all the organs. Problems with metabolism have been linked to a higher risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. There are foods that boost metabolism and there are others that can destroy it. Some of the foods you need to avoid to ensure proper metabolic function are refined grains, common cooking oils, corn, dairy products, commercially raised meat and sugar. Refined grains like pasta, cakes and white bread are easily converted into sugar, cause uptakes in your blood sugar levels and can affect your metabolism. Instead, choose whole grain products like wheat bread and brown rice. These foods can speed up your metabolism and supply your body with essential nutrients but they should still be consumed in moderation. Common cooking oils which are highly processed are often not recognised by the body as “real food”. They are chemically unstable and can create havoc on your metabolism and cause inflammation. For instance, canola oil when heated produces unhealthy trans-fats which are metabolically damaging. Often the corn in products we eat is not naturally produced but genetically modified. GMO foods have been linked to many health problems including allergy, antibiotic resistance,
poor immunity and cancer. All corn also has a high glycemic index, which means it can cause spikes in your blood sugar levels. With processed and pasteurised dairy products such as butter, cheese and milk, the heating process destroys the good fats, protein and calcium that make dairy produce healthy. When buying dairy products, choose the organic ones and consume them in moderation. Commercially raised meat (especially the ones you’ll find in the frozen section of the supermarket) are often raised in such a way that they lose their nutritional value and can produce toxins when cooked or heated. These toxins contribute to an unhealthy metabolism. Sugar is one of the reasons why many people are obese and apart from slowing your metabolism it weakens your immune system and makes you more vulnerable to infections and other diseases. It may also cause an increase in your adrenaline levels, making you feel anxious and stressed and affects your cholesterol levels and increases your risk of stroke and heart disease. By making positive changes in your diet, eating the right food and the right amount you can improve your metabolic rate. But in addition to this, you also want to put time aside for regular exercise. Diet plus exercise are the key to a healthy metabolism and a healthy life. Make a Difference Health and Fitness can assist and fine tune your nutrition and exercise for your body to help maximise your metabolic rate. Give them a call on on 5442 6179 or visit www.madhf.com.au.
BACK PAIN If you or someone you know suffers from back pain, then this is for you! Back Pain Assessment helps pinpoint the cause of some spinal complaints that result in back pain and finds out how to deal with the problem naturally – without using drugs or surgery. The assessment is a one-to-one thorough consultation with Dr. Adam Roache (chiropractor),a full postural, physical and Dr. Adam Roache neurological examination. Chiropractor
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COOROY RAG Buddhism training FOREST Way Zen Is a not for profit organization that runs a Zen Buddhist school on the Sunshine Coast. We are running a ongoing training program for people who are interested in Zen Buddhism. We are also running a mindfulness meditation for people who are working with anxiety and tree and for people who want to learn to relax. These programs will run On Wednesday night 7pm-9pm for students of Zen Buddhism and on Thursdays1pm-3pm for people who want to learn mindfulness Meditation. There is no charge for either class. The teacher Barry is a qualified Zen teacher and the this Zen group has been operating since 1989. All classes are run at Doonan in a Forest environment. Please Ring 54711332 or m 0407114761. Barry has been practicing Meditation since 1977 and has a masters in Applied science. He brings a great deal of hands on experience to his teaching.
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Powerful food choices workshop POWERFUL food choices is a free workshop for people in our local community who want to get savvy about achieving their health and food goals. We’ll look at what gets in your way and develop an action plan to set you up for lasting change. So if you’re wanting to lose weight, improve your diet for bettr health or want to up your fitness level, this workshop is for you. Dietician and nutritionist, Jodie Persovic, believes our region can be the fittest and healthiest in Australia – well why not the world! She runs a nutrition clinic in Pomona and has developed this workshop to support her past, current and future clients in their steps towards success. The workshop will be held on Sunday, October 20 at Lawson’s Shed, Pomona Community House from 9.30am to 11.30m. Morning tee provided. To register your place contact Jodie on 0419 668 803. Places are limited and registration is essential. RSVP by Wednesday October 16.
Change of address for Lakeridge DUE to the growth of Lakeridge Health and Beauty, the salon has relocated from Miva Street to 3 Ruby Street. The new salon is equipped with modern facilities to provide you with the optimum treatment. Lisa Pree, owner of Lakeridge and Bowen Therapist, and her staff would like to thank you for your support and loyalty. Please call 5442 6239 for your next treatment.
Ph: 5442 5753 INTRODUCING yet another worthy cause in our little town, Sunshine Coast Hospice (Katie Rose Cottage) have opened an interesting new charity shop to support the terminally ill of the Sunshine Coast. The town is becoming known as a hub for ‘op shops’, and in these hard times it’s good to know that you can help a local cause as well as having access to well priced goods for the family. Located just behind the IGA – next to Pete the butcher – the shop sells all manner of Bric a Brac and good quality second hand clothing at a reasonable price for the community. The Hospice shop has been well supported by locals in its opening weeks, but can only continue to offer the prices and quality they do with continued local support in the form of donations and customer purchases. Carol Holland has put her hand up to be the volunteer manager there (no mean feat) – Carol brings with her huge enthusiasm for the Hospice, having witnessed the type of experience our guests enjoy in the final days of their lives, at no expense to themselves. To celebrate the opening, the Hospice Shop will be holding a sausage sizzle outside the shop on Thursday 26th September from 11am to 2pm so please come along and meet Carol and the girls, have a sausage and a browse. They look forward to meeting you.
Hospice Raffle THE Hospice shop is currently running a raffle at the Cooroy shop of a painting kindly donated to the Hospice by local artist Patricia Blee with a second prize of a goodies basket put together by our volunteer Caroline McNaughton. Raffle runs till end of October. $2.00 a ticket.
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Raine & Horne welcomes new agents RAINE & Horne Noosa Hinterland would like to welcome Sandy Roulston and Glenn Millard to their experienced Sales Team here in Pomona. Both Sandy and Glenn are renowned agents within the Noosa Hinterland and would like to let all their past and previous clients know that they are available for all their real estate requirements. Glenn and Sandy bring 15 years of local knowledge and experience with them, along with their commitment to achieving the best
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THE home and property at 853 Browns Creek Road Eerwah Vale represents a great opportunity for a family just looking for a wonderful lifestyle, or alternatively for the family that wants to run a small business from home whilst enjoying the semi rural dream. Living with breathtaking views of Mt Eerwah, and the solitude and peace of forest reserve on your
boundary, this is truly a beautiful acreage property. Just imagine returning home, winding up the path through gently sloping beautifully cleared pastures and fenced paddocks to find your house nestled in the backdrop of giant forest trees and tranquillity. The living area in the house has a high timbered cathedral ceiling and a woodfireplace, giving a
good sense of space and warmth, providing a blank canvas to create a sensational living area that flows out onto the covered verandah with its northerly aspect and magnificent views over Mt Eerwah, the cattle on the pastures and the abundant birdlife. The living room is open plan, and the kitchen has a generous pantry more than adequate to meet the needs of a very
hungry growing family. There are 3 large bedrooms, all with built in robes, a bathroom and a separate toilet. A separate laundry of course. Outside there are some delicious fruit trees and a vegie garden. The property is fully fenced and the cleared pastures are beautiful. There is a large shed adequate for garaging a number of cars and farm equipment, and not too far from the house, an additional outbuilding that could be used for an onsite office, studio or gym area. Of course there is the fully enclosed chook pen, some additional car ports away from the house, three rainwater tanks, 3 dams, fully fenced paddocks, soft sweet borewater, the list just goes on. The current owners have moved into new premises, Your new home awaits. Call Gary at Asset Agents on 0414835665 for more information.
Large home right in the middle of town HUGE RANGE 1 DAY OVER THE WEEKEND Pickup Friday PM Return Monday AM MENTION THIS AD FOR 10% DISCOUNT ON FIRST HIRE 2 Johnson Crt, Cooroy off Jarrah St Call Cameron 5447 7722 Want to know more about Master Hire? www.masterhire.com.au
THIS recently renovated, five bedroom home offers split level living possibilities and so much more! Set on 759m2 this corner block has been earmarked to be zoned commercial under the new Noosa Plan (subject to Noosa Council’s finalised plan). The renovation has cleverly combined the old world charm of the Queenslander upstairs with modern style and functionality downstairs. Featuring polished concrete floors, three large bedrooms, bathroom, laundry and kitchenette the downstairs is linked with upstairs via an internal timber staircase. The upper level finds the remaining two bedrooms plus study or sunroom, functional kitchen, bathroom and an open plan living area that opens to a large covered verandah. The exterior of the home has been fitted with an attractive cladding meaning your home will always look brand new and you may never need to paint again. A fully fenced yard offers privacy and security with plenty of room for the children to play, while the newly built colorbond shed provides car, boat or van accommodation plus workshop area. You can literally walk to everything, schools, shops, cafes even the movies at the world famous Majestic Theatre. Priced at $415,000, call Michael Robinson from Raine & Horne Noosa Hinterland for further details on 0431 865 616 or at the office on 5485 1788, or call into the office at 8 Reserve Street, Pomona.
853 Browns Creek Rd, Eerwah Vale 44 Glorious Acres - Fully Fenced • 3 Large Bedrooms • Open Plan Living • 1 Bathroom, Separate Toilet, Laundry • Wide verandahs
• 4 Bay Shed, 3 Dams • Borewater and 3 Rainwater Tanks • Separate 2 Room Office/Studio • Fully Enclosed Chook House
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Cooroy Gymnasts compete at Sunshine Coast Invitational A LARGE team of gymnasts from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club competed at the recent Sunshine Coast Invitational held at Woombye. Competitors at the competition came from as far as Bundaberg and Brisbane in a great event leading up to the State Club Championships to be held in Caloundra during the September School Holidays. The girls represented the Cooroy club in events from level one to six. All of the girls enjoyed the competition with some great results from the gymnasts. The highlights were: Level 6 Tia Pitman: 3rd all round, 1st on floor & 2nd on beam Level 5 Under Sarah Toffili 3rd all round, 1st on beam 2nd on floor, 3rd vault & 3rd on bars
Cooroy-Eumundi Garden Club THE next meeting of the Club will be held on Monday 14 October commencing at 9.30 am in the Rotunda, Noosa Botanic Gardens, Cooroy. Members are asked to bring two handy hints or tips on a garden related topic for discussion. New members are always welcome. For further information please contact Secretary John on 5415 1213 or mobile 0410 485 285.
A Cappella Choirs IF you’re a singer and would like to join a choir, then Email Andrew. firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or phone 5474 1498.
Level 5 Over Chakera Thomson 1st on floor Level 4 Hannah Parlane 1st overall, 1st
on vault, 1st on beam & vault Level 3 Over Kaitlyn 3rd on floor Level 3 Under Mia Hauser 3rd floor Level 2 Anouk Mahunga Hawkins 2nd
Betteridge 2nd vault Congratulations to all the girls on the great overall effort.
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Winner of the Summer Entertainment Pack: 4 Burner BBQ, 50 Ltr Bar Fridge and Market Umbrella - Allan and Sheena Ashard from Tewantin.
THE Rotary Club of Cooroy is again making Pride of Work awards to up to five individuals in the Cooroy, Eumundi, Pomona and district who go the extra mile in managing the responsibilities and challenges of their job. Vocational Service Director Ray Judd says, “Our Rotary Club is keen to receive nominations for a Pride of Work for high achievement at work whatever that work is from customers, colleagues or the owner of business enterprises or from organisations such as hospitals and schools. “ Up to five awards will be made from the nominations received by a panel ahead of the Cooroy Rotary meeting on Monday 28 October at the CWA Hall Cooroy.
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COME along to our very informative workshops on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10am – 12 pm including morning tea at a cost of $5. 16th October,Mary Bishop - “How to decipher old records” 20th November, Russell Phipps - “Interesting facts about the war” Genealogy Sunshine Coast at Petrie Park Nambour (opposite the swimming pool).
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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 John Kennedy 5442 7487 for Purchases & Donations of Timber
AS the sun rises, most of us roll over for just five more minutes sleep. But, on Lake Macdonald, that’s about the time you’ll find a small but eager band of rowers taking to the water, gliding their slender boats gracefully across the surface with apparent ease. The rhythmic plop and whoosh of the oars is accompanied only by the sounds of jumping fish and honking magpie geese and pelicans staring, unmoved from the grassy shore. “It’s an idyllic place to row”, says Bob Upham, President of Lake Macdonald Rowing Club. “And, importantly, it’s a safe place to row. Because the lake contains Noosa’s drinking water supply, motorised craft are not allowed, so we don’t have to worry about getting knocked around by the wash from speedboats.” The rowing boats, or ‘shells’, as they are called, are long, light and can be quite unstable. A single scull, rowed by one person with two oars, is about 8 metres long but can weigh as little as 14 kgs. A quad scull, rowed by four people with two oars each, is about 12 metres long. An eight, the fastest boat of all, rowed by eight people with one oar each, and steered by
a coxswain, is about 17 metres long - longer than a bus. “We’ve been rowing at Lake Macdonald for about four years now”, says Bob. “We launch from the slipway at Mary River Cod Park on Collwood Road, and we are really fortunate to be able to store our boats at the fish hatchery there, suspended above the breeding tanks.” Despite being a small club, its members’ achievements on the water are impressive. Long-time members Karen Turnbull and club captain Sian Hebron won gold at the Masters World Championships in 2009 and have represented Queensland at
the national masters’ level. Last year, seven club rowers won six gold and two silver medals at the biennial Pan Pacific Masters Games held on the Gold Coast. To compete at masters level, rowers need to be at least aged 27 and there is no upper age limit. “You don’t have to want to compete to be a member”, says Bob. “We have a mix of competitive rowers and those who like to row socially. Age is no barrier- our youngest member is 13 and our oldest is 72. And while long legs and arms are ideal for the sport, we come in all shapes and sizes,” he said. As a full-body
workout, rowing is second only to cross-country skiing. “Many people see it as an upperbody sport, but it’s mainly about legs”, explains Bob. “And the benefits are not just physical. The rhythmic nature makes it quite meditative and the technical complexity is great for focusing the mind and forgetting about life’s daily tribulations. On top of all this, we’ve all made some great friends and we get to row in a place of stunning natural beauty.” Last weekend, the manager of Cooroy Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank, Geoff Edwards was on hand to show the bank’s commit-
ment to the club. A brand new marquee has been purchased for the members to use at regattas and for the members to just enjoy a bit of shade in the months ahead. “The Lake Macdonald Rowing Club members there are simply a delightful bunch. I had a great morning seeing how well they’ve set up their facilities and the enjoyment they have for the sport and each others’ company is obvious. I know they’re going to get some great use out of the marquee and we look forward to being involved with the club on future projects. I also seem to have volunteered myself to have a row with them in a few weeks and will look forward to that too,” Geoff chuckled. With the mornings getting warmer now, the club is recruiting for new members. “If you haven’t rowed for decades, or you’ve never rowed, we would love to see you at the lake”, says Bob. “Our learn-torow program runs over six Saturdays and you’ll get coaching from our accredited coaches.” If you’re interested in joining Lake Macdonald Rowing Club or signing up for the learn-to-row program, call Sian Hebron on 0435 043 039.
Cooroy Tennis Club
Rotary Charity Golf Day
JOIN us for mixed social tennis on Sunday 6 October at 5pm. Balls provided. Cost is $2 for members and $5 for non members. The Club encourages anyone interested in playing tennis to come along to social tennis held every Tuesday Thursday 8am and the first Sunday of each month at 5pm. Casual court hire is also available almost any time. For further information contact our committee members, Rhonda 0400 415 370, Fraser 5485 1942, Dorelle 5447 6674, Alan 5447 6270, Brian 5447 7173,Noelene 5485 1942 or Helene 5447 6945. Rob Schmitt and Di Peterson are our professional coaches. Contact Rob on 0431 386 333 or Di on 0478 127 619 if you would like private coaching.
Beneficiary Katie Rose Hospice Monday 30th September at Nambour Golf Club Golfers or wannabie golfers $35 per person Includes sausage sizzle breakfast with finger food in the club house afterwards Tel .Peter Smith 07 5442 5991 email firstname.lastname@example.org All businesses can take out a sponsorship with a personal company signature. • A team of 4 players Starter Breakfast • Lunch and refreshments • 2 free Buggies to use • Golf Balls • Tees etc… • Plus a Glove for each player
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Cooroy Business Bowls SIGN on night the 4th September saw our regular player’s and some new player’s a big welcome to you all. Great to see you all having a fun night. We rolled off our comp on the 11th September with 14 Teams: Cooroy Hotel, Renderers, Bonnells, Raine & Horne Rollers, Thunderbirds, Card-io’s, Wythes Real Estate, Slippery Suckers, The Has Beens, RSL, Jacobson’s, Page Furnishers, AIS Insrance. Week 1 Winners – Renderers, Bonnells, Wythes Real Estate, Page Furnishers ,The Has Beens ,AIS Insurance. Raine & Horne Rollers and Thunderbirds on a draw. Results from last night Wednesday 18th September: Winners RSL, Page Furnishers, AIS, Belvedere, Bonnells, Wythes Real Estate, Renderers.
It was a disappointing end to an outstanding season for the Minor Premiers, Cooroora United, after they lost to Caloundra 2-1 in the grand final played at Coolum last weekend. Coach, Matthew McNally, congratulated the team on their performance, admitting there were a couple of unlucky moments that could have changed the outcome, but is confident of a win next year.
Pomona Karate club - AKF Karate Nationals EIGHT students from local hinterland shotokan karate club, JKA Pomona attended the Australian Karate Federation 2013 National Championships which were held in August in Hobart, Tasmania. They were selected to be part of the Queensland Karate Team after the State titles in May this year. The AKF Nationals is an elite level of karate competition in Australia. They have come home with five medals between them. Samantha Vines won Gold in her under 21 kumite (free sparring) division. Jacinta Waretini got a silver medal in her 12 to 13 years kumite division , just losing the gold medal position in the last 5 seconds in a very close match. Tyndle Colley got a bronze medal also in the12 to 13 years
kumite division. Mikaela Debono and Jesse Vines jut missed out on the play off for 3rd place in their division. Zacc Hennings, Maddison Debono and Ava Hooper also competed very well but unfortunately missed out on medals.
Four of the team were also selected to be part of the Queensland team kumite event in which team members are selected based on performance at the Nationals and compete against teams selected from the other states. Samantha Vines in the Senior fe-
male team, Jesse Vines in the Junior male team and Jacinta Waretini and Tyndle Colley in the female childrens team. There are only 3 selected from Queensland for each of these teams events so it is an honour to be selected. The female children’s team
came away with a bronze medal for Jacinta and Tyndle. The senior female team came away with bronze and unfortunately Jesse didn’t get to compete due to injury but the team also came away with bronze. These were excellent results from our small club. It is a great experience for these students to try to match the levels of the Victorian and NSW teams who were ahead of Queensland on the medal count overall. They will keep on training now for the 2014 Nationals in Perth and will also have a team travelling to Tokyo, Japan to be part of the Gichin Funakoshi World Cup in September 2014. JKA Pomona trains in the Pomona Memorial Hall on Monday and Thursday nights.
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