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The Green celebrates Eumundi’s first Sculpture prize, shares some holiday fun, keeps the EDV debate going, catches up with community groups and OEM manager Daniel, and sees in spring with a circus and outdoor cinema. We also ask the question, “What do you want for your park?” (page 22). And if you love a photo assignment, capture spring in the hinterland and send your photo, along with a short description to editor@eumundigreen.com.au and we may publish them.


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C ommuni t y D ia r y Friday 3 Oct Drive-in double feature 5pm Eumundi Showground Black Stump Rd

Monday 6 Oct Public holiday Tuesday 7 Oct School returns for term four

Tuesday 7 Oct Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade training 7pm Fire Station, 0408 992 139

Monday 13 October EDCA meeting 7pm Joe’s Waterhole Gaming Lounge, 0431 685 063

Tuesday 14 October NASS P&C meeting 6.30pm School Library Fairhill Rd, North Arm 5472 9888

Monday 11 October Belli’s old time dance 7.30pm Belli Hall 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park

Wednesday 8 Oct Eumundi World Cinema 6.40pm School of Arts Memorial Dr, Eumundi

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ECCO thanks the volunteers who contributed over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of The Green, including:

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A d v ertising deadline for ne x t iss u e ( 2 0 3 ) is before noon W E D 8 O ctober Published by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd ACN 133 941 278 eumundicco.com.au For advertising rates please go to eumundigreen.com.au. A yearly subscription is $50 posted. 4350 copies of the The Green are delivered every fortnight to households, schools, cafés, shops and markets in Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale, North Arm, Belli Park, Eerwah Vale, Weyba Downs and Cooroy as well as Noosa Info Centres. This magazine is printed on 100 per cent environmentally friendly, Australian grown and made Grange Offsett paper, except the cover which is printed on Grange Offsett 150gsm which is also environmentally friendly. www.australianpaper.com.au The Green: the community voice. Disclaimer (the fine print): All information in Eumundi Green has been written in good faith based on material, verbal or written, provided by contributors. The editor is not obliged to publish every item of information received nor will all letters and articles submitted be published without change because of layout and production considerations. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, or endorsed by, the editor or the publisher of Eumundi Green. Inclusion of any material is in no way to be taken as an endorsement by the publisher of Eumundi Green. Letters will be published if name and township is clearly identified. Partial name will then be withheld upon request. Any photographs submitted to Eumundi Green are accepted on the basis that approval has been given for publication by the subjects of the photograph. Advertisers upon and by lodging material with Eumundi Green for publication or authorising or approving the publication or any material indemnify the publisher and its agents against all liability, claims or proceedings whatsoever.

Eumundi Outdoor Movies

Starry Nights Outdoor Movies recently screened their first double feature at the Eumundi Showgrounds - with “Dirty Dancing / Strictly Ballroom”. There was a great crowd in attendance under a perfect spring night. The next Drive-in movie screening will be a school holidays Double Feature - ‘The Princess Bride’ / ‘Neverending Story’ on Friday October 3. On Friday October 17 they are screening Ghostbusters 1 and Ghostbusters 2, a Halloween special. EDCA are proud to support this family friendly event in our town.

EDCA stall holders at your service on the terraces opposite Eumundi Post Office on Wednesdays. O P E R AT I N G W E D N E S D AY M A R K E T S F O R O U R C O M M U N I T Y 4

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Business N ew E C C O director from C hamber At the Eumundi Chamber (ECC) breakfast meeting last Friday, Michael Arnett was nominated by members to replace John McCallum on the Eumundi Community Combined Organisation (ECCO) board of Directors. Michael and his wife Caroline own Bohemian Bungalow and are co-owners of the Imperial Lionheart Hotel. There are two Directors from each of the three Eumundi Associations: ECC, EDCA and EHA. Longtime member John is leaving his ECCO board position due to work commitments further afield - but during his

time on the board he has been instrumental in securing the leasing arrangements for the car park, helping establish Experience Eumundi, saving the town’s Medical Centre and been involved in numerous major projects including our new RV facilities over the past seven years and will be missed. He has been wished well by the Chamber for all his future endeavours. Original Eumundi Market Manager Daniel West and Experience Eumundi General Manager Anthony WynneHoelscher outlined their shared vision of transforming Eumundi

into a shopping wonderland this Christmas as Eumundi ‘Lights Up’ for the night markets throughout December. Daniel presented his prized stash of rope lights to the Chamber in the hope that the village would get behind the idea of decking out their shops and creating a lightshow worthy of a drive from other parts of the Coast. New EHA director on the

ECCO board, Michael Arnett

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GEIST: THE GERMAN GENIUS & SPIRIT IN SONG A rapturous evening of classical music from Germany to heal the spirit. Geist means spirit in German. Amanda Cole and Janet Brewer take you on a wondrous journey through German song, from the hauntingly beautiful chant of Hildegard of Bingen to the seductive allure of Kurt Weill. This exquisite program will feature some of our favourite composers– Bach, Handel and Schubert–as well as those less well-known such as Clara Schumann, Albert, Prince Consort (Queen Victoria’s husband) and Henry Handel Richardson–famed Australian author of The Getting of Wisdom. Andrew Paszkowski joins the duo for a beguiling masterwork by Brahms: a rare trio in two movements for piano, viola and contralto. Cole is known both locally and abroad for the lyrical beauty of her singing as well as her marvellous musicianship and innovative programming. Enjoy a special evening of classical music and be prepared for an unusual concert. GEIST is proudly supported by the Regional Arts

Development Fund, an Arts Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council partnership. See www. amandacolemezzo.com for more information. At Caloundra there will be a cash bar. At Cooran, Clooney’s restaurant will extend their opening hours for concert patrons. Amanda Cole is a compelling and passionate performer accomplished in art song, oratorio, chamber music, early music and the avant garde. Janet Brewer is well known to audiences in the Sunshine Coast, most commonly as soloist with Pacific Chamber Players, Noosa Orchestra and Judit Molnar and as official accompanist for Oriana Choir.


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NOOSAVILLE: Good Shepherd Chapel 5pm, Saturday 25 October 2014

A rapturous evening of German song from the 12th to the 20th centuries

CALOUNDRA: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery 6pm, Friday 31 October 2014

Amanda Cole Mezzo Soprano Janet Brewer Piano and Harpsichord With guest, Andrew Paszkowski Viola

COORAN: Cooran Hall 3pm, Sunday 2 November 2014

Tickets $36 adult / $29 concession with early bird prices available before 12 October. Bookings via www.scvenuesandevents.com.au or 07 5413 1400 (phone bookings attract a fee). More info: www.amandacolemezzo.com The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

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Community communi t y ne w s What's in the Spotlight Sunshine Coast Art Prize Auction Invest in original artworks at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Auction at 2 pm on Sunday 26 October at Caloundra Regional Gallery. Enjoy delightful jazz and world music in Felicity Park at the Garden Party luncheon preceding the Auction from 11.30 am. Visit Council’s gallery website for bookings.

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Belli’s next old time dance will be on Saturday, 11 Oct from 7.30pm. Local band Sunshine Swing with singer Rex Eggmolesse will lead the dancing. All ages and experience are welcome for a night of old-fashioned, family entertainment. $14 for adults, $5 students entry includes country supper - children free. Belli Hall is an alcohol free venue located at 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park. bellihall.com Tireless caretakers of Belli Hall

Nominations for the 2015 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards are now open. These awards recognise and honour the achievements of citizens who make a difference to life in our region. If you know a person, community group or organisation worthy of recognition, nominate them now. For information visit Council’s website.

Ride2Work Day Want a fun way to get to work that gets you fit and helps the environment? Then jump on your bike for Ride2Work Day on October 15. Visit Council’s website to register and go into the draw for a $1000 bike shop voucher.

Event management workshop

Belli Community Hall Association (BCHA) held its Annual General Meeting for on 16 September and was attended by local community and committee members. President Neville Long and Secretary Margaret Long were both re-elected after a

Make sure you get along to Council’s Scene Event Management workshop on Wednesday 15 October. The Value Add workshop will feature professional speakers sharing their expertise on topics such as sponsorship strategies and event evaluation. Held from 1.30 pm at Mooloolaba Surf Club, bookings are essential via Council’s website.

Sunshine Coast Business Gateway Council has established the new Sunshine Coast Business Gateway, an online portal helping to connect local businesses to projects and procurement opportunities right here on the Sunshine Coast. Visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and click ‘Business Gateway’ for more information and to register.

unanimous vote. The couple have tirelessly contributed their time and expertise for well over a decade. BCHA are caretakers of the historic Belli Hall. Meetings are held each month and new members are very welcome. bellihall.com or Margaret 5447 0175. The Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival on Sunday 19 Oct at 7am, cnr of Cooroy Mountain Rd & Lukes Rd, will feature: the rare chance to walk up the mountain, helicopter flights, paint & photograph competitions, a solar telescope to safely look at the sun, blood pressure checks, billy tea & damper (from 8am), bush poetry, remote aviation static display and more. $10 entry goes to Sunshine Butterflies. Carol Johnston 0407 194 120 Tuesday night is social night at Templeton Dance Studio at 651 Bunya Rd, Eumundi. Head along and learn to dance from 7- 8:15pm. Beginners to advanced with couples and singles welcome. 5442 8254.

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Community M ore good comm unity works n u rtu red by E HA At the Eumundi Historical Association’s (EHA) AGM and Donations evening at the School of Arts last Wednesday evening, a large group of community members, as well as Councillors Rogerson and Robinson, gave thanks to the positive works of a number of charitable groups. These community groups also volunteer for ECCO market car parking duties to supplement their coffers and it is fantastic to see this commitment to improving the well-being of the communities they serve. EHA also acknowledged the support and contribution of members who volunteer in many capacities, making an active contribution to the community by so doing. President Donata Page also paid tribute to the time and expertise freely given by OEM Board and staff and the Eumundi Foundation of Arts and Culture Board members, as well as every Original Eumundi Markets stallholder who make a visit to the market such a great experience. Donations recipients this year were: • Eumundi State School P&C Association to help install a shaded structure over existing tennis courts, which will provide a sun-safe area for students. • Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to assist in funding operational costs at the Centre. WRC cares for, rehabilitates and eventually releases injured and orphaned animals back

into the wild and is principally staffed by volunteers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. • The new Rotary Club of Eumundi were given help for equipment storage, a computer and printer. The recently chartered Rotary Club of Eumundi has been established to do good works for the local community and further the humanitarian goals of Rotary.

• Genealogy Sunshine Coast were given funding for a new laptop to assist with the association’s “Laptops for Learning” project. The members are currently undertaking a project which covers cemetery recording, mapping and photography of all gravestones in Yandina and Eumundi.

• Cooroora Woodworker’s Club (CWC) were given funds to purchase a new drum sander. CWC is heavily involved in Eumundi and Cooroy, providing support and mentoring for over 110 members, many of whom are retired senior citizens. • Coolum Caravan Club, for the purchase of club flags. Members of the club consider themselves ambassadors for the Eumundi and Coolum area and also do important fundraising for the Royal Flying Doctors Service and Care Flight. • For Our Daily Bread were provided vital funding for the provision of 100 food hampers to the needy in the Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale area. This charity staffed by volunteers provides free and low-cost food, clothing and household goods to the needy in the community. The charity concentrates on the elderly, homeless youth and indigenous folk.

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Craig Manly at Chamber breakfast.

Chamber member Craig Manly was the morning’s guest speaker and he offered the group some short sharp business insights as the owner of six McDonalds. Craig also spoke with passion about the Nepali charity Forget Me Not, where he and wife Mel have been instrumental in helping desperate girls with nowhere else to turn in countries that have none of the first world benefits we take for granted here in Australia.

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Community lowdown on the S u nshine C oast A lliance As The Green is the voice of the hinterland, we strive for balance. So we provided Steve Bennett, President of SCA, an opportunity to offer up an alternate view regarding potential EDV boundary changes. Sunshine Coast Alliance (SCA) comprises some 70 members, who with their families are many long-time community residents and rate payers and when purchasing their properties ensured that they were in the Maroochy Shire and/or Sunshine Coast Regional Council. They currently live, shop, play sport, work, use the airport and Nambour Hospital in the SCRC communities. Eumundi, Doonan, and Verrierdale are predominantly in the North Maroochy catchment and we feel we have a real community of interest with this area. Within our membership, many generations have grown up in this community - governed by this shire for over 100 years. Our heritage, culture, and businesses are in this shire and have been supported by the current local government. We

have seen an increase in services and community consultation since Mayor Mark Jamieson, Cr. Robinson and Cr. Rogerson were elected and we feel that we have a council of integrity.

them, unless we want our rates inevitably increased dramatically, and services and local government grants decreased - as is happening in NSC communities such as Cooroy.

At the EDV Forum held at the Eumundi CWA in June, Cr. Robinson and Rogerson (SCRC) agreed with Cr. Wellington & Cr. Jerusevic (Noosa Shire Council) that the EDV area currently cost more to service than the revenue raised through rates and levies in the area. Many people do not want to join the financially fatigued NSC. The recent Auditor General’s report appears to show the financial black hole that many warned there would be prior to de-amalgamation.

We do not want national heritage listing imposed on us over our lands that dramatically restricts us and diminish our rights as land owners. We do not want to pay a “tourism levy” or rates to subsidise a free bus service to Hastings Street!

Councillors Wellington & Jerusevic also said at the meeting that they believed that if we joined the NSC that we would not have divisional councillors. We want divisional councillors – members of our community that are accountable to our community. It is clear that the NSC can’t afford us and we can’t afford to join

Long time resident of Eumundi Rose Paulger celebrated her 100th birthday recently with the members of Eumundi CWA and Eumundi Care and Share. The group took the community bus to visit her on her special day. Whilst there, CWA president Florence Saunders presented Rose with a certificate of appreciation for over 80 years of service with the Queensland CWA.

We cannot see any valid, justified, substantiated, or sustainable reason for any boundary change. There seem to be too many uncertainties and no substantiated or quantified benefits! We are a strong community with our own culture, heritage, and biodiversity. We do not need Noosa - it seems they need us for some reason?

Cr Greg Roge rson Division 10

Word has probably already spread that Local Government Minister David Crisafulli has responded in writing to residents of Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs who had sought his intervention into the mooted splitting off of the Northern part of the Sunshine Coast Local Government area into the Noosa Council area. In the Minister’s letter, he quashed any future split, citing that the Sunshine Coast Council had “…unanimously adopted a resolution not to support any request for a Local Government boundary change in respect of the localities proposed by the EDV Residents Group. Therefore, as both Councils do not agree to this proposal, a boundary change as suggested by the EDV Residents Group will not proceed.” Interestingly, up to and including the present tense, Noosa Council has sat noncommittal on the sidelines with regards to any change in a common boundary, neither giving their endorsement or rejection of EDV’s proposed boundary realignment. This silence from Noosa Council spoke volumes for me personally


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and I’m sure that on reflection, the pro-boundary change section of the Community, of which I have no doubt would have been a relatively fair percentage, would now be asking the pertinent question “Did Noosa really want us?” Whilst it would fuel conjecture and fanatical debate if I were to give my honest educated opinion to the above question, let one thing be perfectly clear. The Sunshine Coast Council voted unanimously to not support any boundary change and in doing so vehemently demonstrated that the townships and local areas of Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs all played an integral part in the history, make-up and character of the Sunshine Coast Local Government area over the last 100 plus years, and their remained inclusion will be fought for and appreciated well into the future. The Sunshine Coast Council’s stance certainly wasn’t about money, power or status; it was about a unified Sunshine Coast, getting on with the business of ensuring that we indeed live, work and play in ‘Australia’s Most Sustainable Region – Clean, Green and Diverse.’

Markets Original Eumundi Marke t update Daniel West ARTIST SUPPORT I had great pleasure in handing over a cheque to our now internationally famous shoe stall Pendragon to assist with their expenses in presenting their unique collection at World Fashion Week Trade Show in Paris. This opportunity represents and reminds us of the strength we all have in our ethos of “make it, bake it, grow it, sew it” and shows how the Original Eumundi Market delivers a platform for our many talented artists and designers to share their creations with the world. EVENTS It’s all systems go in Original Eumundi Market event land! Our school holiday activities are now in full swing and we’re busy planning for an amazing fashion/style event for November. Christmas this year will see “Eumundi Night Markets”

scheduled for Fridays 5, 12 & 19 December + a New Year Night Market on 2 January. We’ll have a special Eumundi Christmas tree, Santa visits in the lead-up to Christmas, plus Santa photos each night. Watch for many other activities and animations as we “light up Eumundi”. With music, food, entertainment, fabulous shopping and free gift wrapping, children’s stories, classic car displays, street performers, outdoor movies, the “Eumundi Night Markets” will be a wonderful festive hub!

P endragon off to Paris Local artisans and stallholders Pendragon Shoes are off to the World Fashion Exhibition in Paris to represent Australia as the haute couture shoe brand. The event will see them showing their impressive wares to buyers and international media from up to 100 countries attending the event. Eumundi Market Manager Daniel West (right) and Cr Greg Rogerson presented Pendragon Shoes’ Jackie Orme Ward with a cheque for $2000 to help pay for the opportunity. “It is with great

delight we are able to support one of our leading stallholders – Pendragon – in showcasing their talent at such an iconic fashion event,” Daniel said. For shoemaking duo Jackie and Adrian Lockwood preparing for the event has meant months of long preparation. “It’s an exciting journey,” said Jackie “We hope that our exposure in Paris will set the scene for the next chapter in our ongoing story.

AESTHETICS We’ve unearthed the old railway gates and have installed them near the railway building. Infrastructure planning is also underway to improve the look and feel of the market grounds. The tarp shelters that exist between market days will soon be gone and we have plans to turn some of our garden beds into award-winning features.

Health Matters October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis. (Cancer Australia 2013) Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Changes to look for include: • a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast • a change in the size or shape of your breast • a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion • a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing • a change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling • an unusual pain that doesn’t go away. Most changes aren’t due to breast cancer but it’s important to see your doctor without delay if you have any concerns. Consultations by appointment on 5442 8882


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Arts C irc u s u p and flying Nicki, Luc and their crew of trained high flyers Cirque Espace welcomed their first group of local children onto the bungee jumping trampolines and high trapeze last Friday afternoon. A group of 12 kids, tentative at first, couldn’t get up the ladder fast enough to have another go. Flight Club will be running again this Friday from 3pm. The troupe are considering running workshops after school during term 4 if there’s an interest from

local kids to learn circus skills and trapeze. You don’t have to run away to join the circus in Eumundi! 0412 552 286 www.cirqueespace.com

F royle N eideck workshop Mixed Media & Collage Workshop with Froyle Neideck at Highly Strung Picture Framing, Memorial Dr, on Sat 18 Oct from 9.30am until 1pm. 10 spaces only 5442 7044




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Arts E u m u ndi ’ s 1 st S c u lpt u re winner Hew Chee Fong with his entry entitled Sustainable, was announced as the winner of Eumundi’s first sculpture prize on Sunday 14 September. Held at The Fig Tree, the restaurant was transformed into a sculpture gallery full of some 80 art lovers from near and far as well as a number of artists - with the 10 shortlisted maquettes exhibited. The theme of this year’s competition was the Eumundi Timber Industry. A panel of three arts professionals - Joolie Gibbs, Dr Reg Chapple and Michael Hawker - judged the Prize and their spokesperson Michael Hawker (from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art) announced the winner. Although unable to attend the event, Hew Chee Fong said via email, “It is an honour to be chosen.” Sharing insight into his work, Hew explained he searches for the beauty in simplicity. “Sometimes the simpler something appears, the harder it has been to achieve,” he said. Hew will now receive $15,000 to create the large sculpture that will be unveiled in Caplick Park on Friday 12 December at Eumundi’s Night Markets. Project Manager, on behalf of Eumundi’s Foundation of Culture & the Arts, Sue Campin said, “We thank all entrants, congratulate Hew Chee Fong and look forward to seeing his finished sculpture in Caplick Park.” The People’s Choice sculpture

will also be announced on the 12th, Sue said, “We have already received over 250 votes for the People’s Choice and encourage everyone to lodge a vote at the Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre or online until 10 December.” Sue said, “The Foundation for Culture & Arts Eumundi is proud to champion this event for the Eumundi community and is grateful to the Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) through its Experience Eumundi promotional arm for its’ generous sponsorship

of the $15,000 first prize.” Sue also said the project received great support from the Sunshine Coast Council, with local Councillor Greg Rogerson in attendance to congratulate the finalists and winner. Also congratulated was Foundation Chair Cytie Glass and her committee’s hard work over many months in getting this inaugural sculture prize up and running as an enduring commitment to Eumundi growing its reputation as a centre for the arts. eumundisculptureprize.com


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Sat 11th Oct 12-2pm

Singer/ Songwriter Lady Grey writes from the heart. Her honest vocal stylings akin to The Waifs, Dido and Clare Bowditch, encompass a ragged edge of emotion over her tales of love, loss and confusion. Every story is laced with the conviction that life hands one on that plastic plate of reality.

Jeff is a self-professed acoustic songsmith, scattering his clever originals through his sets. His vocals are one moment intimate and soulful, and the next spirited & fiery. All emotionally delivered – every song is a musical journey.

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Sun 5th Oct 1-3pm Rachel’s rich honey vocals have earned her many fans of her own. Her broad contemporary repertoire makes her perfect for a wide range of live performances. Rachael and Mal are a brilliant duo; they are Boho family now, and patrons are always left wanting more!

Lucy and Daniel are multi-instrumentalists blending different world genres, intertwined with powerful conscious lyrics in English & Spanish.

Sun 12th Oct 1-3pm

A brilliant duo that bring people together, calling them to be true, free & happy.

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Arts F rom little seeds st u dents grow Sarah Halverson, NPSS student Little Seed Theatre Company is a wonderful environment for young kids and teenagers to feel comfortable expressing themselves. Johanna Wallace, creator and teacher of the company, provides her students with wonderful opportunities and encouragement. Masterclass student and Eumundi local Paris Williment said, “My favourite part of Little Seed is the people - especially the dedicated ones and the directors are amazing!” It is a theatre company where ideas, inspiration and the individual are believed in. Little Seed provides young people from four to eighteen with a space to perform and develop

One of the workshops

a love of the way the world of theatre takes them on many journeys - on stage and off. Sixteen year-old student Ellie Manning shared, “I love the passion and the commitment that everyone has for acting.” Whether kids take the classes at Coolum, Cooroy, Doonan or Noosa, they are all part of the family. 15 year-old Alexander Cox said, “What I like most about Little Seed is the fact that everyone can all get along like a family.” As a student myself, I am inspired and grateful for all the opportunities I have with this wonderful Company.

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The Reluctant Dragon season put away last Sunday with the youngest cast member just four years-old and the oldest in their 80th year. It was a broad-brush of on-stage talents - and audiences loved it. As usual Lyn Ireland - who for many, many, years has masterminded the coffee-snack bar - turned on a terrific repast. Back on the menu were Lyn’s special chocolate crackles and the adults had their fair share too. As this was the final in the Children’s Classic series it called for a great cast and crew party - and indeed it was just that. The catering was superb and a reward for much of the efforts made over past months. Betwixt now and year’s end there’ll be full-on rehearsals at the School of Arts for senior theatre productions, to be staged at a new venue in 2015. For followers of the past four years’ highly successful series, featuring A Chap, Two Divas and a Piano, the big news is they’ll again kick off the Indee program next year in February with a Golden Years of Hollywood Tribute. We’ll keep you informed on dates and time.

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Past youth star Georgia-Lee Leslie will return for the special youth theatre show.

The Indee’s final Eumundi performance focus now turns to the coming together of many past members of The Indee Young Players for the November 30 weekend. We’ll be staging of a parade of highlights from our major youth productions. This will be a terrific show and also, for many of the participants, a first time reunion after many years.

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E u m u ndi W orld C inema – O ctober Matt Brindley Eumundi World Cinema heads for the bunkers for October’s movie, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. At the height of the Cold War, with America and the USSR poised to carry out Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), the great director Stanley Kubrick made the century’s best political satire which undercut the posturing and made us all realise that no one wins in a fight to nuclear death. Believing that fluoridation is a Russian plot to “pollute the precious bodily fluids”, American General Jack D. Ripper sends out bombers against the USSR. Unfortunately any missile strike will unleash Russia’s Doomsday Machine, destroying all life on Earth. Can the US President and Group Cpt. Mandrake stop the bombers in time, or will the chosen few have to live in caves as Dr. Strangelove advocates, 10 women to every man? Eumundi World Cinema screens at the Eumundi School of Arts, October 8 from 6.40pm. eumundiworldcinema.com 14

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ONE WHEEL WONDER Celeste Cockram and Tara Peebles, year 5 ESS Ignite English Imagine if you could ride seven to eight kilometres per hour on one wheel! Andy Flanagan can. Andy operates Sunshine Unicycles, which has been teaching kids to ride unicycles on the Coast for four years. Andy said, “I would have loved the opportunity to ride a unicycle when I was a kid and I’m a big kid at heart so it’s a lot of fun for me.” Andy initially started unicycling for fitness and the challenge. It also made him a stronger mountain biker and in competitive events he averages a top 10 finish. Andy said benefits of being a unicycler are improving your skills and being a better runner with stronger legs. When you begin to unicycle, the first trick that you would learn is obviously how to ride! After that,

some of the skills riders learn are: idling, free mounting, riding backwards, one foot riding, riding skate ramp, riding across rocks and even riding down stairs! With hard work and dedication, you could progress through the International Unicycle Federation skill levels.

Sunspace café in Doonan is celebrating the public holiday on Monday 6 October from 9am with Old Macdonald’s petting farm, dry felting by Zuzu&me, origami workshop, and casual clay building with Gus. For more details visit doonansunspace on Facebook.

Andy has no plans to stop because he enjoys seeing people feel great about themselves when they achieve their goals. To find out when the next group session is follow Sunshine Unicycles on Facebook.

P ortraits of childhood New resident to Eumundi, Liz Dick from Liz Dick Photography, has joined Eumundi Fairy Tale Pony Rides’ Sally and Sarah on Saturdays at the Original Eumundi Markets (OEM) to capture whimsical photos of young market visitors in dress-up costumes with horses and ponies, set against an enchanted forest backdrop. Liz prints the photos onsite, but also works on her computer adding layers of colours and filters to really bring the magical portraits to life. Liz explained she moved to Eumundi to escape the hustle and so her son could

attend the Steiner School in Doonan. “I just love living in the hinterland and seeing Cooroy Mountain out my window is just amazing,” she said. Liz and Eumundi Fairy Tale Pony Rides are at OEM on Saturdays. Liz is also available for private functions and photoshoots.

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Books S ylv ia S nail book re v iew Aarii, eight years and Zhai, six years Aarii This interesting book was about a gardener called Simon Green and a snail called Sylvia. I loved that the snail could write and talk to Simon. The best part was when the man finally understood what the snail was trying to say. I loved the drawings and the way the writing changed on different pages. I liked that the market customers were thinking about what they would cook with the vegetables when they got home. I thought the story was interesting, bizarre in a good way and happy. This book made us think about gardening, fresh food and insects. The drawings of the worms and ant holes were

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glands and helps with recovery and renewal. It is the highest priority food when it comes to detoxing this spring. We do not make our own vitamin C like most other animals, so rely on it in our diets. Vitamin C is also needed for stress relief. Fresh from the fruit trees in spring is the absolute best source of vitamin C, and our citrus trees are bulging with fruit to add to our juices. Take some every day in spring and sip my favourite lemon and honey drink.


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I first fell in love with pizza as a young boy growing up in Bankstown, Sydney (Birrong to be exact). We had this amazing Italian family restaurant. It was a huge place to my little eyes, with a massive stone-faced pizza oven set into the building. The smells and sound coming from behind that counter - my father had to constantly pick me up so I could see what was happening. Needless to say that stuck with me, so after years of slogging it out in other peoples’ kitchens, when the time came to open my own place in North Arm I logically I went for my first love – pizza! I have decided to share two of our menu pizzas at Gold Creek Pizza with you in the hope that you also fall in love with pizza the way it should be – simple! I have chosen one of my wife Melanie’s favourites, the Al Salmone, and the second is a very simple Olive pizza. Hope this makes your night more fun. facebook.com/GoldCreekCafe FOR THE DOUGH

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Remove dough and shape by punching flat, tucking up and under to form a ball.

Top your base with baby spinach, gently fold some nice pieces of smoked salmon (don’t overdo) and scatter around some baby capers. Hand tear bocconcini and place on top.

• 1 cup organic spelt (white) • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) • 2¼ tsp dry active yeast, dissolved in 2tbsp warm water

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Tension ball by rolling against the bench in the palm of your hand. Let sit for about 15-20 mins. Flatten out ball with the back of fingers and commence rolling with a pin - and plenty of flour to prevent sticking. Roll to desired size and thickness then place on cooking tray.

• Baby Capers • Baby Bocconcini

Use a kitchen fork to prick the base all over.

• Smoked Salmon • Olive Tapenade MAKING THE DOUGH Mix dry ingredients then add EVOO and yeast. Add enough of the water to make soft dough. Knead until smooth and slightly elastic (When you can poke it and it springs back with no dough left on the finger). Cover dough and let rise for one hour. Knock it down, then allow to 18

Once pricked, put it into oven at max for 30 – 40 seconds. Now you have a pizza base ready to go. You could of course freeze it at this stage and have a few for rainy nights. I recommend purchasing a “pizza stone” as nothing beats a stone cooked pizza. Always have your oven nice and hot, as hot as it goes, with the pizza stone already in for sliding that pizza onto.

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Place in oven for approximately 10-12 minutes but keep an eye on it! Everything will certainly be cooked when the base is. Serve with lemon wedge. The Olive Pizza Go down to Eumundi markets and see Pablo @ Pablo’s Fresh and ask for a tub of the chilli olives (go for the garlic if you prefer, though I reckon nothing beats the chilli). Take home and blitz with a little olive oil. You want a paste not thin oil consistency. Now you’re ready to go. Spread the tapenade. Tear a nice amount of the bocconcini and scatter around the top, then put straight into a nice hot oven. This one will cook quickly so keep an eye on it. Serve when golden and crispy with a wedge of lemon or lime.

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LIFE ON A BETTER RIDGE: ROVING R A B B L E O F R I N G - I N S Claudette Betterridge

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Magpies are one of Australia’s most loved birds. Many people love feeding them and are happy to have a family of magpies live on their property, whilst others find them a pest. Some magpies become very aggressive at nesting time. This is usually a response to being harassed by people. Magpies are very territorial and protective at nesting time and don’t like anything or anyone coming too close to their nesting tree. Many magpies are brought to the Wildlife Centre having been injured by animals (including people), cars or even because they’ve ingested worms or grubs sprayed with chemicals. Then there is the young magpie issue. Today I visited Gill and already she has four young magpies at the Wildlife Centre. Many more will trickle in over the next few months. Magpies are generally very diligent parents. Occasionally, things can go wrong. Nestlings can

fall out of the nest during windy weather and storms. Babies can be abandoned when a large brood has hatched and there is insufficient food for everyone. Usually the smallest will be left to starve. It’s a really sad thing to witness. Gill asks that people don’t rush to assume that babies have been abandoned though. Please observe the young for several hours to see if they are still being fed. When you are satisfied that a youngster is in trouble, bring to the Centre in a suitable box or container. School holidays can also become perilous for magpies when bored teenagers turn their attentions to helpless birds. The Eumundi Rehabilitation Centre is open 24/7.

For many years now we’ve had a gang of rebels making noise in the neighbourhood but these aren’t your usual crew of troublemakers. Yes, they’re noisy. Yes, they go around in large groups. And yes, their appearance often frightens small children (their small, wrinkly, bald heads can be a little scary on first introduction), but they have so many positive qualities. They’re the first to announce visitors, spot snakes, goannas and birds of prey and they do a great job of pest management. Guinea Fowl are insect and seed eaters, so they make the most of such things as wasps, termites, snails, ticks, spiders, lice and other bugs; all of which are beneficial for the plant, human and animal populations on the ridge. Originally natives of Africa, the black and white spotted Guinea Fowl can be

found throughout Australia in both domestic and wild flocks. The flock on our ridge seems to take a little from column A and a little from column B. We’re not sure who they originally belonged to or how long ago they were classed as domestic, but we do know they have been roaming freely for many generations. Although I’m yet to spot any little brown keets (the babies), there are many juveniles that have a lighter, less spotted plumage; it would appear that even though they are groundnesters, they are pretty good at hiding their eggs and managing predators as we often see in excess of twenty birds at once. Over the years I’ve really come to enjoy and appreciate these visitors. They’ve saved several chickens by raising the “snake alarm” and their flighty antics always raise a smile.

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M agpies on the swoop Now is peak season for magpie nesting and people are encouraged to keep their distance

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N atu re N otes K AT Y D I D S D E F E N C E If you are a small creature without the bulk or weaponry to ward off predators there are basically two strategies to adopt for self-protection. One option is to make yourself almost invisible. This can be achieved by being active only at night when there are far fewer hunters’ eyes looking for you than there would be in daylight. If you are out feeding during the day you can also become virtually invisible by blending in with your background. One of our local insects which uses both methods is Naskrecki’s Bush Katydid (Ozphyllum naskreckii) which is exactly the same tone of green as the vegetation, usually eucalypt leaves, which are its food source. Additionally, it is strictly nocturnal so its chances of being spotted are minimal. Finding a katydid requires good hearing and a lot of time. Their call is a muted “tzzz”

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given at ten to twenty second intervals, and can be homed in on with much patience. We have occasionally tracked down other species but never the Naskrecki’s because its call is ventriloquistic and can seem to be in front of you and also behind you. They obviously call to find one another and their hearing must be acute if unconventional. The hearing organ is located not on the head but on the upper tibia (thigh) while the tympanum (eardrum) is located in an auditory spiracle (small opening). Currently there is research into whether females with larger spiracles can find calling males more quickly. The genus Ozphyllum (Australian leaf) was put up as recently as 2007 and Piotr Naskrecki is a noted entomologist and Nature photographer. The second strategy for self-

protection is quite the opposite of the above. If you can’t hide from a predator you might be able to use bluff and make yourself look formidable or inedible. Another species of katydid, a diurnal grounddweller, is probably the only Australian species that does this. When threatened the female snaps out her fore-wing covers to expose a brightly red and purple striped body, not what you expect. We picked one up once before we knew about it and couldn’t drop it

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quickly enough when it unfolded. It really works. We don’t know how the males get on without this ability. This species, Acripeza reticulate, grows to the same size as the one above, about 50 mm.

Letters Follow due process The EDV Residents Group Inc. is aware of various repor ts in the Sunshine Coast media alleging that the Local Government Minister has made a decision refusing the boundary change proposed by EDV. EDV has not been informed of any such decision by the Minister regarding a boundary change and as far as we know no such decision has been made. It would appear that the repor ts are erroneous.

DO ROADS M A G I C A L LY R E PA I R ? The suggestion by Victor Waterhouse ROBBING EDV TO PAY WHO [The Green 4 Sept] that $19 million has somehow disappeared from Council’s finances is ludicrous. Does rubbish walk to the dump? Does the grass in the parks trim itself and roads magically repair themselves? These services and others supplied by councils are not considered capital works and are where most of our rates are spent. If Victor would like to apply his same argument to the Noosa Council’s capital works program I am sure he would be asking where did all the money go? And yes, I am happy with the services supplied by the SCC and do not believe Noosa Council would do as good a job. Duncan Thomas, Doonan

A LINE IN THE SAND Musing about the relevance of today’s local government boundaries brought to mind how boundaries were

EDV has not yet lodged any submission with the Minister. EDV is currently continuing its campaign of engagement and assessment with the local community and, depending on the outcomes of those consultations, will make submissions to the Councils and the Minister in due course. Until that time there is no need for the Minister to make any decision on the matter and we understand that he has not in fact done so. Consequently, the EDV will continue to follow due process in respect of its boundary change proposal. Paul Prentice, Eumundi. historically drawn. Rivers! As an example, the boundaries of the tiny African country Gambia were drawn by an English captain sailing down a river and having a grand old time firing cannonballs to port and starboard as far as he could get those wretched things to go. A fine game! Wherever the shots landed the Captain then plotted the borders. Relevance? Zilch to the values and traditions of those affected communities. Do you see the parallel with the current Noosa Hinterland boundary change debate? Historically, back in the days of horse-drawn drays and coalfired boats, local government boundaries were surveyed based on waterways, as these provided transport routes. These routes were replaced by train lines providing transportation for the growing forestry and farming industries.

farming industry! Tourism, retail and the service industries are today’s life blood. The population hubs are no longer centred in the farming and railway towns, but like sand have drifted naturally to the coastal areas – the tourism centres. Put simply, as the sands of time shift so should our local government boundaries! Thankfully, unlike those unfortunate souls of Gambia, we live in a democracy where we have the right to request a boundary change that reflects today’s economic base and respects the 21st century values and wishes of our community. J Blackmore, Weyba Downs.

W ell ser v ed We are a family with deep roots in the Maroochy Council, now Sunshine Coast, and we want to stay in the Sunshine Coast Council. We are well served by them. Councillors G. Rogerson, S Robinson, Mayor Jamieson - thank you for your decision to keep us in your boundary. Our communities of interest are Verrierdale, Eumundi and Doonan. E.M Owen, Verrierdale.

N o B rainer As the parent of three young children residing in the Verrierdale area, the ongoing discussion about whether the Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs areas should remain in the Sunshine Coast Council area or be included in the Noosa Council is a “no brainer”. The commonly used phrase “The Noosa Hinterland belongs in the Noosa Shire” sums up the debate succinctly! My children currently go to school in Eumundi but will go the Noosa District High at Cooroy for secondary schooling. All of the children’s after school activities are held in the Noosa Shire. Our doctor is in Noosaville and my husband works for a Noosa based company. Our family enjoy the beach at Noosa and our extended family live in Noosa. Quite simply, we consider ourselves a Noosa family as the vast majority of our day-to- day life and association is with Noosa. Without a doubt the Noosa Hinterland should be part of the Noosa Shire! S Laing, Verrierdale.

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Please fence playground I am very excited about the upgrade of the Dick Caplick Playground. However, I have a reque st. I am a local mum who visits the playground regularly. My daughter is a typical two year-old runaway child, so I am quite concerned about Memorial Dr and the car parks that are next to the playground . I don’t want to think about what could happen if my daughter (or any other child) ran onto the stree t. I’ve had conversations with many parents about this matter and they share my concern. We all agree a fence around a toddler playground would be an ideal solution. Nina Malinowski, Eumundi.

What you’re saying on Facebook … About Caplick park revamp With Sunshine Coast Council announcing recently their intention to update Eumundi’s playground (finally), The Green asked locals to voice their opinions now about what they want for their park. Bec Doddridge Wall with a tennis net line, fox like out at Kenilworth Shannon Bamford A fenced area would be fantastic! Also less structures that spin, the amount of kids who have vomited after playing is countless! Belinda MacRae An amazing park like the one at Landsborough would be a dream, we certainly have the space! It would just be another added draw card to come to Eumundi and give parents lots of tables to sit, relax and enjoy our food and coffee. Not to mention how many school kids use the park. The trees need trimming to allow more sun in as there can be lots of mosquitos at times. Faye Borleis I think a couple more gazebos and bbq facilities, the train should stay - it’s the first thing little ones go to - and updated play equipment for all ages. My 12 year-old granddaughter still likes to go to this park. How about a rock climbing wall for the older kids and a wall to hit a tennis ball on? As you say, this park is one of the most used parks in Qld. Oh and the toilet facilities need to be extended - the queues on a Wed and Sat are out to the pavement!

Chantelle Black We need a fenced area. It is such a scary thing to watch little ones go too close to the road. It also lets parents/ carers relax a little while their little ones explore. We also deserve a top of the line park. Far too long has Eumundi been on the need to upgrade list. Do it right, as they won’t do it again for a very long time. Elizabeth Battersby Yes fenced and more bbq’s - and lots of lighting for summer night bbqs and night time play. Jo Wiersma My daughter says she wants a tree house built around the big tree with a twisty slide coming down from it. Pretty please Sunshine Coast council!? Samantha Jane Nugent Definitely an all ages park, fence a small area off for toddlers and have some climbing and monkey bar equipment for older kids. Marina Constanti More adventure equipment for teens. A graffitti wall for selfexpression. Better basketball court, handball court. And don’t forget our four-legged friends - a fenced in area offthe-leash. Shane Christensen What about a space that encourages

Dick Caplick Park on a Friday after school breakup with around 200 locals sharing the space. children to use their imagination, something with a unique Eumundi flavour, a creative space for all ages. Anyone heard of the “Arena”? (eumundisculptureprize.com/ people-s-choice/) Jen Runge A bike track circuit set up like Graham Stewart Park at Currimundi. Dog off leash areas, picnic tables, playground, toilets and bike track. Carmel Plant Yes keep the train, something like Kenilworth Park and Cooroy Park - something for the young ones and older kids. Sand would be great as well!

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