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Notes Editor’s note ... We have some great contributions again in this latest issue thanks to interesting locals who are willing to share their passions and knowledge with us. I’ve had some lovely feedback about our cover boys from last issue, so this issue there’s a follow up interview with the fellas from their honeymoon [p18]. This issue’s cover is a different kind of wonderful. With the autumn light and rain making everything so green and golden, Sandie has captured the season to perfection. Please feel free to photograph and share your patch of paradise with us too.


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INSERT LEGENDS: Cher Boyd Mick Adcock Tricia Chapman Trish Adcock Helen Hepburn Nicole Plumb Janie Ferguson Bob Ward Ann and John Kennedy Janelle & Tom Denny Margaret Lawrence Karin Maddern Irida Kemp Lainee Adams Yvonne Astill Justine Hodges Donata Page Eumundi Rotary Club PROOFREADING: Bronwen Pearson, Hamish Cameron, Babette Urban Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher & Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren.

A yearly subscription is $50 posted. 4500 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, Yandina and Cooroy as well as Noosa Info Centres. This magazine is printed on 100% environmentally friendly, Australian grown and made Grange Offsett paper, except the cover which is printed on Sovereign A2 – Silk 170 gsm which is also environmentally friendly. The Green: made for the community by the community. Over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of The Green 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.

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Parking Cars...|| Did you know that Experience Eumundi parks around 100,000 cars each year on market days? That’s a lot of cars! And it is via this service that we help make happy 1.2million annual visitors to our world famous markets - the Sunshine Coast’s biggest tourist attraction and Number One crafts and artisan market in Australia. We have a volunteer army that attend three main gates and fields each Wednesday and Saturday (rain or shine) and $60,000 each year is contributed on behalf of these wonderful vollies to many worthy community organisations... a true virtuous circle “Eumundi style”. With school holidays in full swing, the place is heaving and a carpark is a precious commodity during peak periods - so a smile and helpful direction from a cheerful volunteer has many times lowered the temperature - partucularly with a car full of impatient kids ratcheting up their parents’ stressometer! So Experience Eumundi takes this oppportrunity to give thanks - to all our volunteers... we salute you!

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Janet Millington, Eumundi. Several very busy Eumundi women got together on the evening of Tuesday 27 March to plan how Qld Country Women’s Association (QCWA) may facilitate a forum for issues involving modern women and their families. The women felt it was important to bring the past values of QCWA into our present context. It was agreed that the isolation of past generations is still part of life today - even at a time when we are connected virtually to the world, we can become isolated in our homes through the pressure of childrearing, home duties and work obligations as well as financial and physical constraints. The hope is that women, meeting and working together, could be supportive and that women inspiring women is a special component of what could be very beneficial.

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The group decided the best way forward is to begin a free program of useful activities. So, the first meeting on Tuesday 24 April, at 7.15pm, will focus on preparing healthy, winter soups that can be frozen for quick meals. Along with the demonstration and tasting, women will discuss their own solutions and other challenges and plan other demonstrations that may be of help over the obligatory tea and cake. All very welcome. Hope to see you there! Marie 0417 467 644.

BIG FUNDS RAISED FOR KATIE ROSE Eumundi Rotary Club members, many of them Eumundi Long Lunch volunteers, presented Katie Rose Cottage Hospice in Doonan with an impressive check for $21,000 raised from last month’s Long Lunch. Member for Noosa Sandy Bolton and Councillor Ingrid Jackson also attended when the generous donation was

presented by ERC President Peter Syson to Katie Rose Board members Clytie Glass and Sue Story. The money will be used for the provision of palliative nursing care. So many volunteers gave of their time to make the Long Lunch Fundraiser a success including: The Doo Wop Dolls, Melany Breast and Sal Monila and local High School students.


Easter came early for a number of local clubs in our region who will share nearly $80,000 in the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. • North Arm Pistol Club $26,811 • Bli Bli Public Hall and Community Association $9,945 • Maroochy River Rowing Club $28,672 • River Road Equine Assisted Learning $14,444 A huge congratulations to these deserving groups. The next round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund opens this month, and applications close on 31 May. gamblingcommunityfund.qld.

Earlier this year, the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce was established to help address the growing menace of cyberbulling. The Taskforce is now inviting individuals and groups to make a submission, and I

encourage anyone with an interest or personal experience to take advantage of this opportunity. Submissions can be made online at au/cyberbullyingtaskforce by 1 June. More information is available on the website. Alternatively, if you have a question about making a submission, you can contact the Taskforce Secretariat at antibullyingtaskforce@ Many locals have expressed their concern about the potential impacts of a casino here on the Sunshine Coast. Federal MP Andrew Wallace will host a community meeting next week to discuss the social and economic impacts of the proposal, and I encourage you to attend and show your support for the petition against the casino. The free event is on Tuesday, 17 April, 6pm, at Innovation Hall, Kawana Waters State College. You need to register by Friday, 13 April at

SHARE THE DIGNITY COLLECTION Laura Redmond, Eerwah Vale I am a volunteer with the fantastic charity, Share the Dignity, which supports homeless and disadvantaged women through providing them with sanitary and other toiletry items. Some of the statistics and stories are truly shocking. I thought it may interest readers of The Green that the wonderful team at Humdrum Espresso in Eumundi have volunteered to be a collection point for the April drive! There is a collection box

set up inside for any donations of sanitary items. In Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless. 44% are female and 27% are kids. When you donate sanitary products, it means a homeless woman doesn’t need to choose between food and dignity. This April when you’re doing your shopping, keep in mind: one box for me, one box for her.



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COMMUNITY NEWS Sunspace CafĂŠ, Doonan at 6 Beddington Rd, is holding a pet market & pizza night on Fri 13 Apr, 5-8pm. Unique stalls catering for all canine needs including: clothes, collars, toys, beds, gifts, snacks. A pet masseuse will also be there to share tips for massaging your pet. Music from Jeunae Rogers, with organic food for humans too. Natalie 0401 345 207.

Eumundi art teacher Zoe Martin is holding life drawing classes every Tues, 6 -8pm at the Imperial Hotel, Thurs 10-12pm at the Cooroy Butter Factory for guided activities. $30 includes art materials & nibbles. Experienced and novice artists welcome.

Belli Community Hall are holding their next old time dance, Sat 14 April, 7.30pm, Belli Community Hall, 1170 Eumundi Kenilworth Rd. $14, Stud $5 & kids free, includes supper. Alcohol free. 5447 0175 or Berkelouw Cafe is holding their next BERKE-LOL standup comedy night on Fri April 20, Memorial Dr, 5 -10pm. Featuring Raw Comedy QLD 2018 winner Bronwyn Kuss, Japanese Food, Nathan Danny exhibition. 6pm with comedy from 8pm. events/446158015802541/

replace the existing Priority Infrastructure Plan with a proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP). The SCPC regulates the way land, buildings and structures are used and developed on the Coast. Amendments are made to the planning scheme from time to time.

Sunshine Coast Council is proposing an amendment to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme (SCPS) 2014, to

The public consultation is until 13 April. Download the proposed Local Government Infrastructure Plan for this region at sunshinecoast.qld.

A N Z A C D AY M E M O R I A L S Boomerang Bags Eumundi is holding its next sewing bee at the CWA Hall, Memorial Dr, Fri 27 Mar, 2-8pm. Sewers, overlockers, cutters, pinners & ironers all needed – no sewing experience necessary. Afternoon tea supplied. Helpful kids welcome.


All welcome to join the Eumundi ANZAC Day Commemoration, Wed 25 April, for the community walk down Memorial Dr, led by the Noosa and District Pipe Band. Meet at Caplick Park, 7.30am. Service then continues at the Eumundi Amphitheatre, finishing around

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9am with traditional ANZAC Day refreshments & light breakfast by gold coin donation. The Verrierdale community are holding their annual ANZAC Day dawn service at the Verrierdale Hall garden memorial, Wed 25 April, 5.45am. Gunfire breakfast to follow: $5, $15 per family.


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I’d go so far as to say that Russell Morris should be officially classed as a National Treasure. From the heady days of the ‘60s and ‘70s with monster hits like The Real Thing; Sweet, Sweet Love; Mr America and the brilliant Wings of An Eagle, to his unexpected Blues and Roots hit trilogy of the new millennia: Sharkmouth; Van Diemen’s Land; and Red Dirt-Red Heart. Russell is firmly rooted into our Aussie DNA and, if he has his way, he’ll continue to tour for as long as he can. Russell explained, “I have a drive that I can’t explain. It’s something in my nature that I can’t help. I have to do it” [perform and write]. With hit songs and an ARIA in 1970 for Song of the Year, I was surprised to learn that writing doesn’t always come easy to Russell. He said it’s still difficult. “Some songs felt like I was chasing my own tail … I didn’t feel they were quite as good as I wanted them to be,” he admitted. Russell’s musical journey was firmly rooted in Blues, TamlaMotown and the Soul Genre, but Ian “Molly” Meldrum pushed him up the mainstream Pop road and was the driving force in his early career. This partnership was a huge success, yet something had to give. “It was like being managed by your mother - he was obsessive about certain things and I didn’t want to wear beads around my neck and I didn’t want to be Davey

Jones [from The Monkees].” “I wanted to be someone like Neil Young or Cat Stevens,” Russell shared. Despite this, Russell credits Molly with exceptional pop vision and creative production ideas that helped propel Russell into one of our great artists. A one-off performance with Darryl Cotton (Zoot) and Ronnie Burns (Smiley), then Jim Keays (Masters Apprentices) led to what would become a 12-year touring commitment. “We got to the venue and the queue was around the block, so we thought maybe we should do this for a while - it was good fun,” Russell enthused. I remember seeing them at Dee


Why RSL in Sydney, and it was good fun indeed! In 2008, Morris was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, but rather than sit back and rest on his laurels, it only spurred him on to make his Blues and Roots album Sharkmouth. “When we first put Sharkmouth together every record company knocked it back. Every single one! Got the ARIA for Sharkmouth and also got it for Red Dirt-Red Heart.” In the end it’s the public that judges your work and if that is a measure of success, then Russell Morris is at the top of his game a real National Treasure.

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Hinterland Feijoas is hosting singer songwriter Wes Carr for an afternoon of family friendly music, cheese and wine down on the farm at 131 Browns Rd, Belli Park, Sat 28 April, 3.30 – 5.30pm. Locally sourced organic food available from Myrtle the retro caravan, BYO drinks & blanket. Woven Song Vocal Harmony Circle with Peter Hunt of Kooii Music, will be held on Sat 14 April, at Secrets From The Honey Tree, 1/101 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, 2 - 4.30pm. $30. Explore your natural voice with a harmonious group woven together. Experience vocal harmony, and generate joy. Song circle also includes Peter and Yeshe in Concert at Sunspace Café Doonan for $5.

Books R E A D I N G F E M I N I S T L I T E R AT U R E

Judith Pattison, Doonan

The Eumundi book club has decided to focus on feminist literature this year. Our interest was piqued by the globalising Me Too movement and the raised awareness of women’s issues over the past few years. It wasn’t a quick decision; like any good book club, we don’t always agree, and we enjoy the vigorous discussions this promotes. In the case of feminist reading, we first had to decide whether we wanted to concentrate on this topic and, more interestingly, what we meant by the term. We agreed that as significant as it might be, we weren’t really interested in rereading the classic academic works. So, no Simone de Beauvoir or Germain Greer. We also wanted a mixture of non-fiction and fiction across genres as we have done in the past. There is so much great and relevant new writing by younger women and women of colour and we wanted to know more. For obvious reasons, it’s harder to categorise novels as feminist. Margaret Atwood, (The Handmaid’s Tale), who many would see as a feminist writer, resists being labelled as such, just as she resists the science fiction label as she sees both as too restricting. Emily McGuire, (An Isolated Incident), is more forthcoming on the issue. She said, “A feminist novel tells the untold story, the female perspective, which is the missing piece of every puzzle with

complicated, flawed, vibrant female characters. Some people might call this feminist, I call it realistic.”

So, what have we chosen so far?

After much discussion, our criteria: • Novels with strong, complex, female characters which deal specifically with the condition of being a woman and which explore what that means.

2. An Isolated Incident Emily McGuire

3. Bad Feminist Roxanne Gay

4. The Color Purple Alice Walker

5. Men Explain Things to Me Rebecca Solnit

• Nonfiction fiction books on feminist theory and biography. • Any book by a female author that tells an untold story, the female perspective, with complicated, flawed, vibrant female characters. • Books on the topic by younger women, women of colour.

1. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley Charlotte Gordon

• And most importantly, good books!

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Tania Watson, Eumundi pharmacist There has been a lot of controversy in the media in the last few weeks as to exactly when the annual influenza vaccinations should be given. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Royal Australian College of General Practioners (RACGP) have slammed pharmacy chains for offering early flu vaccinations. They claim that the protection offered by the vaccine may wear off before the end of the flu season. Professor Robert Booy who leads clinical research at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance says pharmacists are not risking the efficacy of the immunisation program by offering flu vaccinations in March, as long as they are giving them to healthy adults. He says healthy adults should get their jab now because it will provide protection for the duration of the flu season. Last year there were 1,100 flu related deaths and this year alone there have already been 9000 flu cases reported to the Federal Department of Health. More than 90% of the 1,100 flu related deaths in 2017 were in people aged over 65. For patients at


high risk, such as those over 65 or with chronic diseases, it is best to wait until the end of April or early May to ensure better protection at the height of the season. By then, he adds, the newly PBS-listed enhanced vaccines Fluad and Fluzone should be available. The Federal Government has recently released these two new flu vaccines in Australia for the first time. These new vaccines – Fluad® and Fluzone High Dose® – were registered in Australia to specifically provide increased protection for people aged 65 years and older. From this April, both vaccines will be available through the National Immunisation Program following a recommendation from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. These new trivalent (three strain) vaccines work in over 65s by generating a strong immune response and are more effective for this age group in protecting against influenza. These vaccines have been specifically made for the elderly, as their immune systems respond less effectively to vaccines. Each year the composition

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Living F L I G H T O F T H E S I LV E R B I R D

Babette Urban, Eumundi

I’d finally made my decision - 14 months around Australia solo in my little campervan who I christened ‘Angel’. Sounds great, but it was extremely daunting for a single senior woman who had never travelled alone before. However, excitement and the anticipation of adventure won over and the journey began, as did the learning curve. Determined to manage on my own, I learned my first big lesson a couple of days into the trip. As I was setting up camp for a night or two at Chinchilla Weir, I decided to put up my back annexe which hangs over the tailgate of the van. Being canvas it was difficult to manage but I heaved it up and hooked up the right corner. As I moved across to hook up the left corner, the right side fell down, but when I put the right side back up the left side came down … and so it continued to bursts of laughter around the camp. Thankfully a couple of blokes were sent over by their wives to lend a hand, and I soon had a cosy home along the water’s edge where I ended up staying a whole week with all my new friends. Our country is vast, extreme, and undeniably beautiful. Even though I mostly travelled on sealed roads, limited by having a two-wheel drive vehicle, I endeavoured to discover and explore as much as possible in and around each town. On the Eyre Peninsula, SA, I met two couples who were four-wheel driving to Sceale Bay (population 28) and Baird Bay (sea lions). They offered to

chaperone me along the rough dirt tracks, one in front and one behind, so that I didn’t miss out on what this area had to offer. We spent one night free camping at the beach, and the second night at the incredible Murphy’s Haystacks. There is much camaraderie amongst grey nomads, and travellers in general, and I couldn’t have had such a fantastic trip without the support and friendship so freely shared by all these amazing people. My month (not long enough) in Tasmania was brilliant, however it brought me the scariest moment of my entire journey. I decided to visit the Great Lakes and the high country, taking a road up from the famous historic town of Ross, about 40km. I drove out of Ross at 4pm-ish expecting to reach Interlarken before dark. Unbeknownst to me, this road became a steep, narrow, rocky track, then a goat’s trail, forcing me to drive into the night at around 15km per hour and preventing me from turning back. My snail’s pace certainly posed no risk to

The Great Australian Bight.

the abundant wildlife! Anxious and fatigued, I finally reached Interlaken at 8.30pm - but there wasn’t a soul in sight - no lights, no cars, just a dark community hall. I found a sign that pointed me in the direction of the free camp Phew! I drove down the camp’s main dirt track to find many little black dirt tracks going in every direction between the trees … but apart from my headlights, still no lights anywhere and no campers … I was all alone in pitch black! I was scared and couldn’t find my way out of the maze. I finally saw a twinkling light and drove towards it. But I

almost drove into the lake … the light was only a beacon on the water! Thankfully I escaped the wicked forest to find the main road again. I stopped then and there, by the side of the road, exhausted and teary. Seeing a little spotted quoll ahead of me eased my fears, so I bunkered down for the night fully dressed with my boots on … just in case. The lake sunrise and halo that

Wildlife, brolgas, Camooweal.

Beachport, SA, full moonrise.

Beachport, SA, sunset.

Tandem travel, The Pinnacles.

South Australia with my 4WD chaperones.

Caranbirini Conservation Park Lost City, Northern Territory.

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Heritage greeted me in the morning was incredible. In 14 months there were many “best” moments to be had, more than I can list, but one was watching the moonrise over Beachport, SA. I was so engrossed in photographing the full moon peeking out of the hazy pink-orange sky that I almost missed the magnificent sunset reflecting on the beach behind me. Thankfully I turned in time to capture it too. My camera was my prized asset. For the last four months of my trip a dear friend decided to abandon her Sunshine Beach home to join me. So we became two single senior women travelling in tandem in our two matching campervans. It certainly made a difference to travel with company. I may not have gone there alone, but my friend and I discovered Karijini NP, WA, whose spectacular gorges, ancient geological formations, waterholes and waterfalls form what I consider to be an adventure playground for

adults - now that was fun! Sadly, many parts of our country were drought-dry, with river beds a mere sea of sand and gravel, and agricultural land dust bowls whipping up countless willy willies. The coastline from top to bottom, east to west, is magnificent, and although it’s impossible to have a favourite beach (remembering that the Sunshine Coast is BEST) Esperance’s Lucky Bay drew me in. I was struck by the pure white sand and stunning blue water. From pink lakes to soaring cliffs, massive open cut mines to giant trees, snow-capped mountains to red sand dunes, Australia has it all - and I wasn’t going to let a silly little thing like being a senior, single female stop me from enjoying every bit of it. After driving 44,400kms, coming home (to my own real toilet, yay!) caused mixed feelings, but travel has a way of sneaking deep into your bones. I have since travelled to many other places in the world, and I look forward to more road trips with Angel.

Fourteen months on the road taught me a few travel tricks... • Always travel with a hair-net for bugs • Buy food cans with ring-pull tabs • Pump bottles must twist to lock • Wash undies every day in the shower • Carry a portable shower hose to collect drinking water from a basin • CAMPS 9 Australia Wide New 9th Edition is indispensable

• Regularly check car tyres, oil and water • Buy drinks with twist tops • Carry a variety of spare batteries • Put washing in a bucket with lid so it agitates while driving • Sarongs have dozens of uses • Have a few plastic ponchos strategically placed for sudden weather changes • A pop-up ensuite is a must have • Take a camera

HERITAGE SHOWS OFF AT THE HALL Wendy Birrell, Discover Eumundi manager The Heritage Showcase will be on again this year at the Eumundi School of Arts hall, Sunday 22 April 10am to 3pm. Sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council Heritage Levy, this great event gives over 15 heritage groups in the region a chance to let people know what they do, on a mainly volunteer basis - to preserve, conserve, protect and share the history they caretake, for generations to come. The showcase will provide a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s heritage all in one location. Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre is busy working on a new exhibition in its Wan’din’in arts space to be open for this event and will also be taking a free guided heritage town walk for those who want to discover some of the stories behind many of the old buildings. This event has lots to see and do for all ages including a free workshop where you can discover some old style dying techniques using local

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plants. There will be fashion parades through the eras, lost arts demonstrations such as wood turning, wood carving and butter making, live entertainment, a Retro Café, mini cinema with short films on the history of the area and you can sit in Queensland Air Museum’s jet fighter cockpit pod and be dazzled by the instrumentation.

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• Beat butter and sugar until light. • Beat in yolks. • Fold in coconut and sifted dry ingredients with milk and fruit. • Beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into mix. • Put into cake tin then cover with topping. • Bake for about 40mins to 1hr, or until a cake skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. The top will be crisp but the almond base moist. • Dust with icing sugar before serving or cover with a lemon icing prepared from icing sugar, grated lemon rind and lemon juice.


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wildlife at night Have you ever wondered what elusive wildlife might be living in your backyard, or roaming your garden at night while you are in a peaceful slumber? One way to find out is through the use of motion-sensor trail cameras, often referred to in the ecological realm as Camera Traps. But I think the name is misleading, as the only thing actually trapped is an image - usually of an animal moving in front of it. Motion-sensor cameras have come a long way in the last decade or so with significant advances in technology, and their increasing use in monitoring for ecological fauna surveys. Originally designed for use in hunting game such as deer in the USA, they are now used extensively as a noninvasive means (compared to cage trapping) for researching and monitoring wildlife and vertebrate pest animals globally. In Australia, motionsensor cameras are widely used by ecologists, land managers and researchers for recording fauna ranging in size from small rats and marsupial mice, echidnas to larger species including quolls, wallabies,

foxes, dingoes, camels and the sometimes not very elusive human variety. They can also record birds, reptiles, frogs and even the movement of ants. I have been involved in several research projects using motion-sensor cameras and use them widely in my work as an Environmental Scientist for monitoring vertebrate fauna on the Sunshine Coast, and particularly in my passion for researching threatened species. Recently the elusive Longnosed Potoroo (listed federally as vulnerable) was recorded on a motion-sensor camera near Mapleton. This was the first evidential record of this species in the Mapleton area since 1938 that we know of.

Alina with a night camera. Fauna recorded on motionsensor cameras can be an important source of datestamped information especially when making recommendations for land-based management practices and conservation planning outcomes. We have some very interesting and delightful wildlife right on our doorstep, including those we know little about.

Motion-sensor cameras can be a useful tool for helping piece together the puzzle of some of the mysteries and interactions of the wildlife around us, and how we can increase our understanding of them to aid in their protection. Setting up one in your backyard may reveal some interesting animals you never knew were there.


Community Wild Dog Baiting Program Autumn 2018

Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with Biosecurity Queensland is supporting a community based coordinated Wild Dog Baiting Program. Failure to control wild dogs can result in livestock losses, attacks on domestic pets and the loss of native fauna. Landholders have a legislative responsibility to control declared pests on their land and participation in this program is an effective way to help meet this responsibility. The Wild Dog Baiting Program will be held throughout Bald Knob, Beerburrum, Beerwah, Belli Park, Bells Creek, Cambroon, Coochin Creek, Coolabine, Conondale, Crohamhurst, Curramore, Eerwah

Above right: The elusive Long-nosed Potoroo on a motionsensor camera near Mapleton.

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Alina has motion-sensor cameras she uses for work but they’re also available to hire for people interested in seeing wildlife at night at their home.


Creek areas from 23 April to 25 May 2018. For more information please contact: Sunshine Coast Council T 07 5475 7272

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The next Eumundi Bushcare Group working bee will be held on Sunday 22 April, from 8.30am. New helpers are always welcome and morning tea is included.


What's in the Spotlight Heritage Showcase in Eumundi Learn more about our rich Sunshine Coast history on Sunday April 22 at the Heritage Showcase in Eumundi. More than 15 museums and heritage organisations will put on a display at the Eumundi School of Arts Hall from 10am - 3pm. View digital stories, take part in free workshops, enjoy fashion parades, lost arts demonstrations, live entertainment and more. Details via

Improve your health this Heart Week Council has partnered with the health and wellbeing sector to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle during Heart Week, April 29 - May 5. Find out how to improve your health and wellbeing via council’s website.

Minor Community Grants available Does your not-for-profit community group need help funding a project, event or activity? Perhaps you’re running a creative or community workshop, need to update your equipment or attend a seminar. Apply now for grants of up to $2,000. Applications close May 14. More details via council’s website.

Traineeships on offer Council traineeships are a great opportunity for people of all ages with limited qualifications to obtain knowledge, practical on-the-job work experience and a certificate level qualification, providing a great start for future employment. Applications for 2018 close April 15.

Get your lens ready Entries are open for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Environment and Liveability Photography Award “Our Sunshine Coast” with an exciting prize pool of $8,000 on offer. Use your skill and passion to share the story of the Coast’s natural and built landscapes through a camera. Entries close May 11.

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Over 60 people attended the recent Koala Community Awareness and Rescue Initiative workshop at RACV Noosa Resort to hear from experts on koala research and conservation. This was the first in a series of events run by Queensland Koala Crusaders (QKC) that aim to improve public awareness of local koala issues and garner public interest in the QKC rescue team. President of the QKC, Meghan Halverson, who is based in Doonan shared, “The overall message was that we need to all work together if we want to make a difference for koalas and save them for future generations.” Meghan explained the biggest issues facing koalas are habitat loss and fragmentation, disease, dog attacks and car accidents. “The constant flow of traffic along Eenie Creek Rd, Weyba Rd and McKinnon Dr is particularly problematic for the koala population around Noosa.” “To improve the situation, researchers, tracking teams, rescuers and health facilities must work as a team with the local community and stakeholders, like they have done to make this event

Permits to Light Fires for burning vegetation will cease until Fri 20 April, in Noosa & Sunshine Coast. The restrictions are to avoid disruption to The Commonwealth Games.

Ordinary Meeting 9am 19 April, Nambour Cathy and David Braddock are opening their twelve acre bush garden, at 132 Solar Rd, Eumundi, to visitors on 5 & 6 May, 10am – 5pm, to raise funds for White Ribbon 16

Further advanced training, including tree climbing, will be offered later in the year.

Australia. Developed over fourteen years, there are hundreds of different plants, demonstrating adaptation to the diverse vegetation areas in the garden. $8 entry. Married to the Sea ceramics, made locally by Anna Braddock, will be on sale with 50% of sales going to the charity. 0438 797 353. Permaculture Noosa monthly meetings & share produce markets are held on the 3rd Thursday each month, Cooroy State Primary School Hall, 59 Elm St, Cooroy. $2 ($4 nonmembers). BYO a plate for a shared supper at 8pm. All welcome.

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The next QKC workshop will be a rescue training day, 28 April at Noosa District Landcare offices, Pomona Futures Centre, with Anika Lehmann from Moreton Bay Koala Rescue and Rachel Lyons from Wildcare Australia. The workshop will provide participants with general wildlife rescue and first aid knowledge, along with specific information, rescue techniques, practices and procedures for koalas. “We are really keen to expand the group of trained koala rescuers in the wider Noosa region so that we can provide a more efficient 24hour local service and improve koala outcomes,” Ms Lyons explained.


Entries are now open for the acclaimed Local Artists Local Content Art Prize, which provides Sunshine Coast artists with the chance to win a share in $13,500. Artists are invited to submit two or three-dimensional depictions of the Sunshine Coast, with 40 finalists selected to have their works displayed at Caloundra Regional Gallery. Entries close July 16. Visit the Gallery website for details.

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The free Autumn Seasonal Guided Walk at the Noosa Botanical Garden, Lake MacDonald, will be held on Sun 22 April, 9 - 10am. Group bookings welcome.


Adam Woodhams, Lake Weyba

Over many, many years in my writing and talking about gardens I’ve always interwoven the importance of sustainability. Whenever sustainability is mentioned people tend to jump straight to thoughts of the environmental aspects – are the plants suitable for the area, are they bush-friendly, do they have low-water and fertiliser demands and the like. Fact is that sustainability is about much more than that. It’s also about the financial – is the garden cost-effective to build and maintain – but of greater importance to me is the human, the personal, sustainable aspect. This is the stuff that is much harder to qualify and quantify. To me this personal sustainable aspect means that a garden should give you what you need – physically, emotionally, spiritually – it is about the garden being an important place to recharge, a sanctuary, a place to ground yourself and escape. Every year in March the

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is held in Carlton Gardens beside the Melbourne CBD. Here designers from around the country create truly amazing display gardens to showcase their ideas and skills. I’m fortunate enough to be there every year to give talks and I’m also slinging my camera looking for magazine and video story ideas.

garden after garden. Beautiful combinations of natural materials, breathtaking uses of water both static and moving, wonderful combinations and uses of plants but above all each was imbued with a unique sense of tranquillity. Next time you take a wander through your space, no matter how large or small, think about how you can create something wonderful for yourself and your family. It could be a lot easier than you imagine and you’ll reap the benefits

for years to come. If you’re seeking inspiration garden shows can be a great source. Adam will be giving talks and garden and sustainability advice at Gympie Garden Expo, May 5 – 6, Gympie Showgrounds and Queensland Garden Expo – July 13 – 15, Nambour Showgrounds.

This year my spirit soared as it seemed many of my words and thoughts were being echoed by designers. There was a truly inspiring sense of belonging and peace being reflected in

The Bronze Award winning Ben Harris and Meg Geary designed garden, Harmony, was a delight to the senses and the soul day or night.

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We want to know about you, not just your teeth. This contemporary pavilion by RnR Outdoor Living in their Finding Your Balance garden was entered by crossing a shallow pool of reflections. The pavilion area then overlooked a large reflecting pond. With its overarching Asian influence the garden had a very Zen feel.

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Since the change to Australia’s marriage laws earlier this year, our local same-sex couples are now able to celebrate their love and commitment. Hinterlanders Warren and Gavin [Cover stars for issue 288 of the Green] recently tied the knot at their hinterland home in Doonan after 19 years together. They spoke to the Green from their Honeymoon in New York and shared, “We’re immensely proud of our relationship - we always wanted to be married, not only to show that we’re a committed loving couple but also for the legalities that our relationship didn’t have compared to other married couples.”

To top off their journey of acceptance, Warren surprised me for my 50th birthday by flying them to meet us in NYC, where he proposed to me on 12 of the biggest billboards at Times Square - some were 17 stories tall!” The newlyweds said the support of the hinterland community “from all walks

The couple admitted it’s been quite a journey asking permission from all of Australia to determine whether they were entitled to be married. “Thanks goodness that kindness and social equality won in Australia! It’s like the cherry on top of our relationship… there is something quite incredible to say that we are now married,” Gavin shared.

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