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Issue 121 – Thursday 26 May 2011

For lovers of Eumundi everywhere Ph 0413 199 766 ● PO Box 463 Eumundi Qld 4562 ● ●

Cleaner, greener What a “magical” weekend! and better?


leaner, greener and better protected from future floods is the blueprint for Doonan Bridge Road East, via Council’s project to revamp the Verrierdale stretch of road. Division 9 Councillor Vivien Griffin said Council would soon undertake works to widen and seal a section of Doonan Bridge Road East, with a project cost of $608,729. “These works will target the central section of Doonan Bridge Road East that is worst affected by local flooding,” she said. “Sealing of this road was a high priority identified by the Yandina Creek Progress Association, so it is great we can deliver on their request. “During construction of the works, Council will be required to undertake some clearing to allow widening of the existing road and then bitumen sealing of the gravel surface.” Cr Griffin said a key objective of the project would be limiting the impact on the local environment. “Where it is necessary to remove trees for the works, this will be done on the southern side of the existing road in order to avoid degradation to the adjacent wetlands area that is immediately to the north of the continued on page 4

Toowoomba artist Kellie MacAlpine won $2000 and the first prize trophy for this entry into the airbush body art competition at the 2011 Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi.


he theme of the eight competitions held on Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 May was “magic”. Kellie MacAlpine brought to life her Moon Magic, painting her model Jes Cameron in vivid blues, purples and black creating a magical night sky setting embellished with lace, moons and stars. Kellie says her creation recognised the power women have within themselves and the innocence and magic of star-gazing and making magical shapes out of ever-changing clouds. Kellie and her model Jes were joined by dozens of other competitors over the weekend in eight competitions. Thousands of visitors were enthralled as they

watched some of the nation’s best body artists, face painters, pavement artists, vehicle artists and wearable art designers compete for a share of the $16,000 prize pool. In a touch very much the essence of Eumundi and its markets, a stall holder and acrobatic yoga exponent “flew” Jes for this photo. To meet Dave and learn of his skills, please turn to page 10. The town of Eumundi was “hopping” for the weekend’s Carnivale with families and friends grabbing some of the fun and enjoying the experience of watching the best body artists in Australia transform bodies into stunning works of art. Eumundi was perhaps the biggest winner of all.

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Editor's Desk My Street – Musavale Rd Joe Russell, Musavale Lodge B&B


Congratulations Eumundi

feel privileged to be able to live in a corner of Paradise: Musavale Rd in Eerwah Vale. Immediately on entering one is struck by the abundance of wildlife; egrets foraging around the cattle and horses, top knot pigeons scurrying about in the dust, galahs scavenging for seeds in the grass, tiny quails darting with the speed of light in front of the car, and all this within a few metres after entering the road. At home in the trees,


he great spirit of Eumundi was in abundance over the Australian Body Art Carnivale weekend. The talent was undeniable too, particularly the artists of works on human canvasses and wearable art creations. Visitors clearly enjoyed the friendliness of the district and were basking in the sunny weather kindly a feature of the weekend. To those who worked so hard and those whose sponsorship underpinned the hosting – thanks for a successful promotion is due. You sure helped to take the essence of Eumundi to the world. Joyce Turnbull

48 varieties of birds filling the air with songs from sunrise to sunset never cease to entertain. I cannot get enough of watching wallabies, possums and other furry friends roaming free around our home and paddocks. It is better than Australia Zoo; they are free to come and go as they wish. It is a shame that it all will soon be destroyed by Powerlink and their infernal powerlines. Thank you Queensland government!

Community Diary Thurs 26 May Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Verrierdale and Belli halls and at Food@Eumundi 27, 28, 29 May and 3, 4, 5 June Moonlight & Magnolias, directed by Carol Burns Indee Theatre, Ph 5472 8200 Mon 30 May Chamber of Commerce AGM 5.30pm Imperial Hotel, Ph 5442 7038

Depiction of tribal magic was greatly admired.

Budding pavement artist Joseph Casileris won the people’s choice award.

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

This fortnight’s volunteer writers:

Fran Maguire Sub-editor

Caroline Arnett From the Treetops

Blair Doran Police Beat

Margaret Henry

Locals Home and Abroad

Carnivale’s volunteer photographers:

Tues 7 June Eumundi Photo Club meeting 7pm Bistro Imperial Hotel, Ph 5442 8762

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Lisasista Photography

Bob Lewis

Ian Benjamin

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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. 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 authorizing or approving the publication or any material indemnify the publisher and its agents against all liability, claims or proceedings whatsoever.

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Business and Community News New substation on West Eumundi Rd Cleaner, greener and better? continued from page 1 road,” she said. “A vegetation rehabilitation offset plan has also been established by council to ensure that all vegetation cleared for road works will be replaced with an equivalent area of vegetation adjacent to the work site. “Council will also remove illegally dumped rubbish from the nearby wetlands and perform a weed removal program. “All of this will ensure that the


nergex is constructing a new substation to improve Eumundi and district electricity supply, costing $4M, on West Eumundi Rd north of Hatfield Rd. The new 8 M.VA substation will supply 3300 homes and businesses in Cooroy, Cooroy Mountain, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, Eumundi, Lake Macdonald, North Arm and Verrierdale and has commenced construction. Eumundi is currently supplied with electricity via powerlines from Energex’s existing Cooroy, Nambour and Tewantin substations. Energex Asset Manager for North Coast Steven Lynch said the location was selected as it

minimised traffic interruptions and avoided disruption to residents and extensive vegetation clearing along road reserves and property frontages. Mr Lynch said the substation was due to be completed by the end of the year and would help Energex to maintain a safe and reliable power supply to the area as well as provide increased capacity to cater for future community and business growth. “The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in South East Queensland and as a result electricity consumption during peak times has increased greater than any other area in South East Queensland,” he said.

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habitat surrounding the revamped road is actually improved as a result of the project.” All vegetation clearing permits for the Doonan Bridge Road East project have been approved by the Department of Environment and Resource Management. Vegetation clearing is expected to be performed in the coming days. The project is due for completion within 10 weeks weather permitting.

New Parliamentary committee system


uring the last sittings of Parliament, agreement was reached to radically change how Parliament operates. The new committee system will see all proposed new changes to Queensland laws go to an all-party committee before Parliament can vote on the new laws. The new

arrangements are binding on all parties and independents. These new all-party committees will be able to hold public hearings, question public servants, and make recommendations for changes to the proposed law if they feel this is appropriate.

Sunshine Coast to host tourism export body conference


unshine Coast Destination Ltd has won the right to host the 35th Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) symposium on the Sunshine Coast from 1-4 May 2012. The announcement was made last week during this year’s ATEC symposium on Hamilton Island and is a coup for Council’s tourist body. ATEC is the peak body representing a tourism export industry annually worth nearly $25 billion, and the ATEC symposium

is the largest conference on the tourism industry calendar. The symposium attracts over 500 representatives of the Australian Tourism Export Industry, travel specialists and tourism operators. The four-day symposium represents an opportunity for resorts, hotels, tour operators and others to showcase the Coast’s diversity with products and packages to appeal to markets in the northern hemisphere, New Zealand and Asia.

Civic Stage 3 appeal discontinued


ast week developer Mark Stockwell announced his company’s decision to discontinue with their appeal against the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s decision on Noosa Civic

Stage 3 development. It is believed that the withdrawal of Myer interests in becoming a major tenant in the development played a major role in the withdrawal.

Caloundra South development


unshine Coast Council’s submission to the state government Urban Land Development Authority’s (ULDA’s) proposed development scheme for Caloundra South asserted that if the Caloundra South development goes ahead in its current form it will compromise the environment, public

transport, roads, the principal activity centre network and leave bills in the hundreds of millions of dollars for Council and the State Government. Planning Portfolio Councillor Russell Green said the people of the Sunshine Coast deserve better than the “half-baked” blueprint put forward for Caloundra South. Thursday 26 May 2011

Business and Community News Long time between drinks

Congratulations Andrew and Kirsty

Manni Ribeiro congratulating customer Sam Scanlon (left) who won a Kobo eReader prize in NewsXpress Eumundi’s Mothers Day card lucky draw. Sam quipped that it was the first draw prize he had won since he “won” the marble for national service in the ‘60s.

The radiant couple at Hidden Grove after their marriage vows at Hidden Grove. Andrew is the son of Janie and Alan Ferguson of Eumundi.


Our cafe–restaurant directory great food, great locals

nother wonderful Australian Body Art Carnivale with a great outcome – good weather and lots of happy spectators, sponsors, supporters, media, competitors, models and volunteers. We are indeed grateful for the support we receive from Chamber members and the wider community to make this large community event occur promoting Eumundi as a place to visit and to have fun. Congratulations to the major raffle winners: 1st Prize Ian Kean, Bald Knob 2 nights accommodation, transfers, breakfast etc. at King Fisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island 2nd Prize Anna, Kathie & Papa Costantinidis, Eumundi $100 Christmas Shop voucher 3rd Prize Andy Dudas Eumundi $50 Joe’s Waterhole voucher 4th Prize Joyce Turnbull Eumundi Selection of books from Berkelouws Books (value $50)

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Community News Eumundi Care and Share 25+ year reunion

Along with many others, I had the fun of attending some of the events in Eumundi during the Body Art Carnivale. I really want to acknowledge and congratulate the organisers and the hundreds of volunteers who came together to create this unique event on the Sunshine Coast. It had great energy, colour, vibrancy and creativity and provided a very different cultural experience for the Sunshine Coast which all participants were clearly revelling in. I was a judge for some events, and came away deeply impressed by the quality of the artists in each of the events I was involved in. There is an interesting challenge ahead for the Sunshine Coast regarding what kind of contemporary cultural milieu we will develop in the future. Sunshine Coast Council currently funds four major events venues, the Caloundra Events Centre, the Nambour Civic Centre, the J at Noosa and Lake Kawana Community Centre. We also fund both tourism related Major Events and a raft of important community events. We are also considering a major Convention Centre. Yet we are missing a Writers' Festival, or a Festival of Ideas, or even a 7 day independent cinema venue. But perhaps we don't need to copy others, but rather collaborate as a region to find our own individual contemporary cultural persona. Given the energies and passions of communities on display in Eumundi last weekend, I am sure the journey will be an interesting one!

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Rhana Maxwell cutting Care and Share’s anniversary cake. Rhana proposed the formation of Care and Share to the St George church guild 26 years ago. Rhana, who moved from Eumundi to a retirement village in Brisbane eight years ago, said it was heart warming to be back in the village and to refresh special memories.

Phyllis and Eric Clem (with badges) who returned to Eumundi from Brisbane for the anniversary receiving a warm welcome from Eumundi’s Joan, Alice, Beth (back row) and Sue (left) and Fay (right).

Fire twirling part of the Carnivale


Azzurro restaurant got into the swing of the Body Art Carnivale by hosting fire twirler Lisa from LisaSista Photography on the launch night.

Police Beat Blair Doran, Eumundi Police Station


e have been kept busy the past fortnight investigating a number of break-and-enters which occurred in our division. We are still keen to receive any information relating to the five break-and-enters in the Maroochy River and Ninderry areas. Also, unknown persons entered a house in Mergard Ct Eumundi. The offender appears to have used a spare key (left in a “safe” spot) by the owner to enter the house and remove a sum of money and a ukulele before decamping. If anyone has any information that may assist with this investigation, they are encouraged to call Eumundi Police Station. Most people would have noticed

the new continuous yellow lines painted on the side of Caplick Way and Napier Road around the school. These lines mean that it is now illegal for vehicles to park on the side of the road where the yellow line is painted. Council and the traffic branch have been policing these lines which were placed there due to safety concerns. We have also recently had an upgrade of the intersection on Memorial Dr – it seems to be fairly straight forward with Give Way and Keep Left signs erected. It is also important to note that there is also a No U-Turn sign, which makes it illegal to perform a u-turn in the middle of the intersection.

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Community to benefit from grant changes ouncil has endorsed several key changes to the way it provides financial support to the community following a recent review of Council’s community funding programs. Council’s funding programs provided $5.6M in assistance to community groups to enable them to deliver support and services which may not have otherwise been available. Two of the funding programs will have new categories and Council has strengthened the guidelines and eligibility criteria to make the process clearer for applicants. The Grants Program will have a new Festive Season category, and the Community Partnership Funding Program will now include Cultural Heritage and Economic Development categories. There will be an Emergency Grant open all year, with applications being speedily processed in times of need. These new programs and categories will apply to funding in the 2011/2012 financial year. Community groups are encouraged to check out the new guidelines and categories available on Council’s website before making their next application. The Community Partnership Funding Program and the new Sports Field Maintenance Program will open on Monday 23 May. The next round of the Grants Program will open in July. Thursday 26 May 2011

Community News Theodore and Eumundi keeping in touch

From the Treetops Caroline Arnett


ollowing the devastating flooding of the Dawson River inundating Theodore several times, an “adoption” relationship was formed in Eumundi through Cooroy Rotary Club and Thelma Ladewig to support residents of Theodore and other small towns in the Banana shire. Recently Thelma Ladewig and John Turnbull visited Theodore three months on to deliver some donated knee rugs and to check on the well being of residents and to encourage those facing significant hardship

in returning to their homes and farms. Thelma and John inspected the aged accommodation facility to see the restoration work now well underway. A return visit occurred last weekend when two couples visited Eumundi staying at Thelma’s and John’s homes. Thelma hosted an informal dinner for the visitors and for representatives of Rotary and the Rob and Shelly Mattress Company who played key roles in the delivery of flood relief in February.

umundian’s have been anticipating some magnificent autumn weather for some time and the recent Australian Body Art Carnivale was indeed blessed with a near-to-perfect Saturday. We arrived to a chilly 8am start feeling a little uncomfortable with nerves and very much out of our depth. This was my daughter Sophie’s first time entering the competition with her model/friend Robyn, and me as her trusty sidekick. We were ushered into the large competition tent and casually scanned around at our fellow artists. Their highly sophisticated makeup cases brimmed with every sized paintbrush conceivable and row upon row of vibrant paint colours that brought an uncomfortable sweat to our brows. Casting our intimidation issues aside, we summoned up our inner confidence, glanced down at our roughly packed old milk crates and began to work at appearing organised. We could already sense a friendly and supportive feeling of solidarity in the air between the artists, the models and the upbeat festival crew.

The call to begin painting caused a furious flurry of activity and we immediately felt the adrenaline, which continued to drive us for the next 5½ hours, kick in. During the intense prolonged concentration, I became conscious of a myriad of sounds around me: the purring sounds of the airbrush compressors, an artist singing at the top of his voice as he worked, the rock band playing nearby, and a lot of laughter around us. The thought of dozens of spectators watching our every move felt unnerving. Their support, however, was much appreciated. At one point, while painting an apple on our model’s beautiful bare breast, a middleaged man leaned over the barrier rope and quietly said to me, “I’m entering this competition next year, as a paintbrush!” He made me laugh. After the parade and the day’s festivities had concluded, the feeling of extraordinary achievement and creative satisfaction was palpable. I am very proud of Sophie, just 20 years old, for giving it a go.

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ur fundraiser in Chris’s honour this year is on 25 June. We listened to feedback from women who attended our fundraiser last year regarding wanting to include partners. We have therefore decided to plan a ball . The recipient of our fundraising this year is the Eustace family from Cooroibah. Mathew is only 24 and was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year. Average age at diagnosis is in the 60’s. Mathew has lost the use of an arm and has weakness in one leg. Our aim is to raise some money to make the family’s life a little easier. They are very generous people themselves, donating seafood trays to the Peregian surf club raffles from the seafood stall they conducted at Peregian Beach markets. They are a brave young couple and have a beautiful young baby called Zakiah. So let’s support these locals and have a great night in the process. Thursday 26 May 2011

The theme of the ball is come dressed as something starting with the letter “C”. You can also come in ball gowns, tuxedos or just as you are. There will be a fashion parade and there will be a prize for best dressed. The ball will be held at Eumundi State School hall on 25 June starting at 6.30pm for nibbles and a glass of champagne/wine. A sumptuous buffet style meal will then be served at 7.30pm. Entertainment will be by Groove Avenue. Tickets will be $45 per head. A bar will be available on the night. There will also be raffles and a lucky door prize. It is three nights in a three bedroom unit at Saltfish Cove Resort Mermaid Waters. Everyone who buys a ticket to the ball will receive a chance to win this fantastic prize. For more information please call Sue Walter on 0400 703 968. If any local businesses can help with prizes for raffles it will be most appreciated.

45 Degrees Imperial Hotel this Saturday

Benjy and Russell from 45 Degrees playing at Floodstock. Benjy and Russell will be joined by Andrew and Dan this Saturday at the Imperial. This gig is just about the only venue you can catch the band on the Coast until late July. Photo: Madeleine Murphy.

Joy for Japan


ellbunya Community – Belli Park, Ananda Marga, and DoodleJam will present an enchanting alchemy of delicious Japanese vegetarian food, sublime music and joyful painting on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June at Bellbunya, 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park. All proceeds will go to AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, Overnight accommodation $20 p.p (room share, BYO linen). This is a family friendly, alcohol free event. Meals and accommodation reservations essential by Tuesday 31 May on 5447 0181 or contact@ More details and directions at

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Your Say Local heroes of Omega Lane On behalf of Bronwen Barton and myself I would like to give public acknowledgement and sincere thanks to the local heroes of Omega Lane and the Emergency Services of our community. Recently I was in a shuttle bus from Brisbane Airport to Eumundi after a New Zealand holiday, I discovered upon phoning home that there had been a house fire earlier that evening. The prompt and amazing efforts of the Omega Lane neighbours literally saved our house and our animals. One kind neighbour collected me from Aussie World where I had hopped off the shuttle early so that I could get home faster. Bronwen was taken to Noosa Hospital by the Cooroy Ambulance and the fire brigade, police, ambulance, and Energex duly secured the safety of the house and our local heroes. When the last service vehicle left I went inside and found neighbours carrying out the mammoth task of cleaning surfaces and wet mopping the floor all covered in extinguisher powder and soot. Bronwen was monitored until 1.30am with ECGs every half hour until she was transferred to the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. The following morning some of the service personnel returned to enquire about Bronwen’s wellbeing. Bronwen is presently with her family in Victoria for an extensive period of health monitoring and recuperation. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for all the friends, neighbours and services involved in saving our home and for caring for us all during that evening, and since. You are all truly heroes and have demonstrated with your selfless actions the best aspects that any community could hope for. Thank you all. Sheridan Rope Omega Lane Eumundi My favourite weekend of the year Just a congratulatory note to say how much I enjoyed the Body Art Carnivale again. Wow we have come a long way since the first one that was all flooded out. And once again it was my absolute pleasure to be involved as a judge and I am hoping that I will be asked back; it’s my favourite weekend of the year. It is just amazing to me that the standard of work just keeps improving, with new people all the time and, of course, the returning contestants who know they are in for a good time. Saturday was a huge success. I couldn’t believe how many people were there; it was so great to see


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and then Sunday was outstanding as well. Eumundi you have done such a great job in getting the Carnivale going and growing it both in numbers and in quality and interest. Julie Mikeska Gold Coast Well done Eumundi Congratulations to Eumundi and the organisers of last weekend’s Body Art Carnivale. Well done for the many hours of effort by all the volunteers and competitors in an event that seemed to go smoothly and created a lot of entertainment for a large number of people who came to watch and join in. The Masked Gallery Walk on Friday night was joyful and everyone I spoke to enjoyed the evening, despite the cold and starry skies, which at least meant there was no rain! It is good to see people trying to make things happen in these somewhat difficult times. Nothing is easy and any progress requires dedication and effort. To present an event that runs over three days with so many competitions and so much free entertainment is no small achievement. This can only help to raise Eumundi’s public profile. Well done Eumundi from a local artist, stallholder, judge and competitor. Brian Tisdall Nambour What an amazing weekend at Eumundi! The quality of art on show was the best I have ever seen! The artists and organisers did an awesome job! The artists at Eumundi work so hard to create such beautiful and exciting art – from the body painters to the chalk art, from the wearable art to the car bonnets. Our locals lead the field in such a way that attracts and inspires so many other high calibre artists to participate! So proud of Eumundi – so many visitors to our town, all enjoying themselves. All smiles, all weekend! It is my privilege and honour to be a part of such a vibrant community! The music was great. We loved the magic show and all the street performers! We loved the chalk art. The weather was perfect (Amen). Thank you organisers and volunteers and thank you artists! You put your hearts and souls on show for us! Thank you models – so brave and beautiful! Lisa Delanoue Lisasista Photography, Eumundi

Top end of town I just knew the top end of town would be a disaster! I don’t appreciate the jolts at all. Honestly, it’s no safer, perhaps tidier in comparison to the rest of the town, maybe the grandstanders of this should have at least looked at other more important things like a special fenced off lane for all those parents dropping off at the school, crossing anywhere willy nilly, and double parking.

I nearly collected one kid who ran out onto the road in the care of a male, who immediately slapped the boy around the ears all the while he was deep in conversation on his cell phone! Parents, we do have buses. So like many others I avoid Eumundi town. Cooroy gets better every day; at least a park is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Marcia Cannon Eumundi

Special auction

Fancy having Susie O’Neill or Ian Thorpe’s signature in your study? This TShirt signed by all the members of the 2000 Australian Olympic Team will be auctioned on 11 June at Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre following the presentation of awards for the photo competition of the Body Art Carnivale. The fundraising auction has been made possible by a very generous anonymous couple who trade on market days.

Come to see the stunning entries in this year's Body Art Photo Competition The entries and winning images from this year’s Australian Body Art Carnivale photographic competition will be on display in Discover Eumundi from Saturday 11 June for a month. A digital display will also show images from the whole event. You may find yourself or someone you know among them. The two major awards will be presented to the winners of the photographic competition at 11am. There will be examples of wearable art, car bonnets and other items from the event from this year and past years. A valuable piece of signed sporting memorabilia will be auctioned on the day and a number of images from this year’s and past Body Art Carnivales will be for sale. Please RSVP for the awards presentation only. Otherwise, we look forward to your visit during the next month. Reply to or phone − thank you.

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Please join us during our annual celebration, an opportunity to recognise the talent and achievements of our students and teachers. Thursday 26 May Special parade whole of school includes band and choir School Hall Napier Rd – 2pm Joyce Turnbull with Kristin Tettmar and some of the pyjamas donated by Eumundi Green readers. Eumundi Green joined with Lady Gowrie Family Day Care to support the Pyjama Foundation to collect 10,000 brand new pyjamas for kids in care. There are more than 31,000 children in foster or alternative care in Australia.

Friday 27 May Senior Sports Carnival Year 4–7 School Oval all day

Friday 3 June Under 8's Day Caplick Park 11.30am-12.30pm games, art and craft, fun for all

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Preppies donning their hats ready for the hat parade as part of their book unit studies focussing on The Magic Hat by renowned Australian children’s author, Mem Fox.

Grease – the one that you want!


fter more than 30 years, Grease is still the “one that you want”, and Good Shepherd Lutheran College secondary students will be providing the opportunity for locals to relive this popular music fest of singing and dancing. The talented students will present a G-rated family version of Grease which follows Sandy and Danny, the T Birds and the Pink Ladies as they take the audience on an entertaining, musical journey through the ups and downs of friendship and love. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/concessions and they can be booked online with Thursday 26 May 2011

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Markets Drum Markets on Maggiore Fran Maguire



e are woken by trucks’ reversing beepers and louder than usual voices, and look from our balcony to see that the lakefront and main street of Arona have been transformed overnight. As every Tuesday morning, the lakeside of this small town at the southern end of Italy’s Lake Maggiore has been taken over by its weekly market. Markets have been a feature of Italian towns, as they have been across Europe, for centuries. In the lakes region of northern Italy you can find a market almost any day of the week, some first recorded as early as the 16th century, and in towns like Arona they provide locals with fresh produce, clothes and household goods as they always have done. Nowadays the market rolls into town in the early morning as a fleet of purpose-built trucks, each taking its pitch along the street

or piazza before unfolding its inbuilt awnings, looking like moths emerging from cocoons. A browse along the market stalls reveals hardware and kitchen tools, made in Italy fashions, shoes and leather bags and in the food section local hams, cheeses and freshly roasted meats alongside colourful produce and flowers. The trading morning over, the locals heading home with their weekly shops and mooching visitors looking for lunch or maybe having a picnic of goodies found among the stalls, the traders pack and refold their trucks. It is a well-practised operation. As the vendors drive away towards the next day’s market around the lake, the hovering council trucks swoop in to clean up the debris. By 2.30pm it is all over as the Polizia Locale reopens the road and all is back to normal.

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s well as the purveyor of refreshing fruit drinks at the markets for the last 10 years, Dave Currie is an exponent of acrobatic yoga and at the Body Art Carnivale last week he “flew” Jes Cameron, the model for the winning artist in the airbrush competition whose image is on page 1.

The reality was that Jes balanced on Dave’s upturned feet momentarily, a skill he has practised since learning about acrobatic yoga at the markets about two years ago. Dave says the markets are a great place for learning all sorts of good things!

EUMUNDI FAMILY MEDICAL CENTRE The Eumundi Family Medical Centre is now operating. To make it the success ECCO anticipates, all members of the community are urged to adopt the Centre as your preferred General Practice provider. We need you to make full use of the Centre for us to be able to fulfill the objective of expanding the range of services on offer and become the hub around which a broader range of services are developed over time. Practice Manager Suzie Dempsey (left) with Eumundi Village Pharmacy's Tania Watson. Help us to help you!

COMMUNITY BUS The community bus is now operating a range of services, some regular and some being trialled. Bookings are essential. The bus may not be hailed so please phone 0488 322 323 to book your ride. The full timetable (effective from 1 June 2011) follows. WEDNESDAY Market shuttle start 5am, stop approx 8am Cooroy pick up from Cooroy IGA bus stop 8.15am drop off into Eumundi (utilising Eumundi Range Rd for pick ups en route) - Return trip departs Eumundi 10.30am Yandina pick up from Yandina bus zone (outside Yandina Hair Design), 9.15am drop off into Eumundi - Return trip departs Eumundi 11.30am Market shuttle restart 1pm, stop approx 3.30pm THURSDAY Noosa Civic run depart Eumundi 9.30am (opp Discover Eumundi), depart Civic 12noon Town runs from 4pm, stop approx 9pm FRIDAY Cooroy shops depart Eumundi 9.30am (opp Discover Eumundi), depart Cooroy IGA bus stop 12noon Town runs from 4pm, stop approx 10pm SATURDAY Market shuttle start 5am, stop approx 8am Cooroy - same timetable as Cooroy Wednesday Yandina - same timetable as Yandina Wednesday Market shuttle restart 1pm, stop approx 3.30pm Town runs from 4pm, stop approx 10pm - later if big event on Popularity is the measure which ECCO will use to decide which services will be provided on a continuing basis. If you as a member of the Eumundi and district community want these services, then we urge you to use them regularly. Help us to help you!

AUSTRALIAN BODY ART CARNIVALE Events are the life-blood of tourism. They are the vehicle which generates the publicity to remind potential visitors that a destination exists. And so it is that Eumundi hosts the Body Art Carnivale. It complements ECCO’s Experience Eumundi marketing campaign and keeps Eumundi at the forefront when visitors are deciding where to venture. ECCO salutes the organising committee and the 150 plus volunteers who made the Body Art Carnivale 2011 such a success and is proud to have been able to support the event by dedicating Saturday afternoon and Sunday parking takings to the event using Body Art volunteer attendants. Dave Currie at Mango Shack close to Lonergan Lane at the Original Eumundi Markets.


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Arts Scene William Wallace as Motel with Summer Bowen as Tzeital in Fiddler on The Mothers Day exhibition Indee Theatre Roof at Noosa Arts Theatre. News John Burls


omorrow night is the opening of Moonlight and Magnolias, the comedy, based on fact, set within the five days that it took to rewrite the screenplay of Gone with the Wind. As I said in the last Eumundi Green, if you don’t make the effort to see any other live production this year, make it for this one. It’s on for two weekends. Guest director Carol Burns has lifted the cast to new heights. Brett Klease as film producer David O Selznick, Luke Lanham as film director Victor Fleming and Wayne Clark as the legendary screen writer Ben Hecht, turn in polished performances, extracting every laugh and nuance from the script, ably assisted in a cameo role by Marcia Essers. To top it off, filmman Steve Leslie has recreated the office of David O Selznick where the action takes place. The foyer is themed to Gone with the Wind and onscreen before the play are some of the auditions for the role of Scarlett O’Hara. It was one of the biggest stories in Hollywood when the filming of Gone with the Wind was stopped after just three weeks. It was headline stuff and the gossip columnists had a field day. But David O Selznick knew that he

had a stinker on his hands if it continued as it was. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland, plus a raft of supporting actors, were left bone idle while the script was rewritten in just five days. Opening night tickets are all $22 (includes drinks and nibbles from 6.45), with other nights $22, concessions $20 and Sundays $18. Performances are 7.30pm Friday and Saturday 27 and 28 May, and 3 and 4 June, plus Sunday 29 May at 2pm and Sunday 5 June at 5pm. The Indee at Eumundi has a licensed bar and a snack barcoffee shop and the theatre is warm. Book on 5472 8200.

Wayne Clark (left) as Ben Hecht, Brett Klease as David O. Selznick and Luke Lanham as Victor Fleming in Moonlight and Magnolias.

Coast Festival set to launch ne of Australia’s leading Green Art projects, Floating Land, is set to launch its 10-day festival with a Welcome to Country at its central site of Boreen Point at 5.30pm Friday May 27. This spectacular start to the festival will involve the Gubbi Gubbi people formally welcoming all participants and visitors with a dance at dusk on the shores of Lake Cootharaba. The festival will bring people together from across the Asia Pacific region, including visual and performance artists, cultural practitioners, writers and educators along with the local community. Floating Land guest curator, Leah Barclay – a multi-award Thursday 26 May 2011

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Jill Wilson (left), Carol Houlihan,Sandy Trim at Tinbeerwah Art Group and Cooroy RSL Bowls Club Opening of their Mothers Day exhibition open until 17 June.

winning Australian artist – said the program’s aim was to inspire solutions to challenge water issues. “The diverse creative responses are embedded in a program of community workshops, forums and interactive labs designed to confront and challenge a spectrum of water issues across disciplines,” she said. In addition to Boreen Point in the UNESCO-listed Noosa Biosphere region, satellite locations at the Coolum Boardwalk and the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy will also hold official openings of exhibitions in the festival’s first week. For full program details please visit council’s website.


his painting, St Imbecile, is part of Caroline Magerl’s powerful solo exhibition Red Man at The Gallery Eumundi that opens on Saturday 11 June at 6pm and ends 3 July. The exhibition explores the act of painting itself through Caroline’s distinctive and unique style. Old and new collectors of Magerl’s work will be captivated by her intriguing and often surreal images.

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Artwork by Maxine Thompson who will demonstrate how to paint animals to invitees of The Pastel Society of Australia Sunshine Coast on 14 June. For more information Ph 5493 0406.

usic lovers best beat a speedy path to Noosa in preparation for the 10 day, 10th anniversary Noosa Longweekend Festival from 17-26 June. This year, the festival program features an outstanding array of musicians, singers and dancers from around the globe including artists from London, New York, Paris and Japan as well as homegrown talent from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Festival Director Ian Mackellar said that his primary focus for the 2011 music program has been “quite simply to bring world class acts to Noosa”. “A number of our 2011 festival artists have performed at world renowned venues such as Don’t Tell Mama in New York, The Lido in Paris and even entertained royalty at Buckingham Palace in London. “Our headline act The Magnets will have everyone dancing in their seats with their combination of razor-sharp harmonies, cool choreography and jaw dropping beat boxing,” said Ian. The full festival program can be viewed on line at www. Printed versions are available by phoning the festival office on 5474 9941 Tickets for all festival events are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at www. or from The J Box office (in person, by phone 5455 4455 or online at

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2011 Winners Australian Body Art Carnivale competitions


arnivale entrants from around Australia fought hard in eight competition categories for their share of the winners stakes of $16,000. Eight winners have been declared with the winners in two categories of photography to be announced during the June long weekend. The theme for all competitions was Magic with judges impressed by the originality and creativity of artists in interpreting the theme.

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Airbrush body art WINNER Ayesha Henderson Model Teresa Bredhauer

WINNER Kellie MacAlpine Model Jes Cameron

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WINNER Julie Gardner Model Yvette Muir

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WINNER Julie Dalton Model Shakira Frisby

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Sights of the Carnivale


pectacular autumn days provided a weekend to remember for the Carnivale. Many thousands of visitors young and old and lots of families found plenty to admire and to entertain.

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Celebrate Food Home food production towards self-sufficiency Sue Campin


aking bread at home maybe, but making cheese at home? There is something mystifying about the thought. Apparently it is easy when you know how. Elisabeth Fekonia is a local personality who has been making her own cheeses for years. Elisabeth moved to the Sunshine Coast more than twenty years ago seeking an alternative, more selfsufficient lifestyle. Since 2002, she has been teaching the art of cheese making and other practical, uncomplicated food production techniques using what grows locally.

Under a Commonwealth Government New Incentive Employment Scheme grant, Elisabeth completed a sevenweek business course in 2005 and started her own business teaching home food production. The following recipes show how Elisabeth uses cassava and other sub-tropical, local products to create healthy alternatives. The Tempeh is an alternative to chips – crunchy and very moreish. Try the cassava cake with fresh fruit salad spiked with syrup (possibly maple) or liquor (possibly sherry) of your choice.

Cassava Cake Ingredients 4 cups grated cassava 3 eggs 2 cups coconut cream or milk (one tin) ¾ cup sugar (I grate a chunk of palm sugar and use about ½ cup) Vanilla extract Grated coconut Method Mix all the ingredients together except for the grated coconut. Pour into a well-greased shallow cake tin and sprinkle the top with the grated or desiccated coconut and bake in a moderate-to-hot oven for 30-45 minutes. Turn the heat down and bake for another 15 minutes, then check to see if the cake is cooked

on the inside by lightly pressing in the middle section with your hand. The cake will continue to set and firm up overnight in the fridge. Elisabeth often adds brandied prunes or marmalade jam to the mixture before pouring it into the baking dish. Traditionally, cassava cakes are wrapped into little parcels in banana leaves and baked in the hot ash.

Tempeh Ingredients 500g of soy beans washed and drained 10 cups of water A large saucepan A large bowl Stirring spoon Tray 2 hand towels Clip lock plastic bags Tempeh mould (culture) A thermometer Incubator set at 30 degrees centigrade Method Bring the soy beans to the boil, turn off the heat and leave overnight, or bring the soy beans to the boil and cook for 20 minutes then leave for 2 hours. Rub the beans vigorously between your hands to loosen the hulls and split the beans. Pour off the hulls floating on the top. Do this several times, topping up the water as needed, until most of the hulls are poured off. Add 10 cups of water and a dash of vinegar to the pot and allow the beans to boil on medium for 40 minutes. Drain. Have a tray ready with two hand towels. Line the tray with one hand towel and pour the soy beans on top. Place the other hand towel on top and press around the beans to soak up as much excess moisture as possible. Place the beans in a large mixing bowl and add 1 teaspoon of the tempeh mould mixed with a tablespoon of flour and stir thoroughly into the soy beans. Take 3 clip lock sandwich bags and punch holes into them at 1cm intervals and fill the bags evenly. Place the filled bags


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in the incubator and set the temperature at 30 degrees. Have an open tray in the incubator to ensure that there is adequate air circulation around the soya beans. Check the temperature at regular intervals as the beans will heat up after several hours and raise the temperature of the incubator if the temperature isn’t adjusted. A temperature up to 35C is acceptable but if the temperature reaches 40C this will kill the active mould and render the tempeh unsuccessful. When the tempeh ferment is complete, after 24 to 30 hours, place the bags in the fridge or freezer. Make sure that the tempeh cakes are separated from each other, especially in the fridge, as the heat of the ferment will keep on fermenting the beans for quite some time if they are stacked one on top of the other. Freezing tempeh is fine and the mixture will keep well for around 6 months. Elisabeth advises the tempeh mould can be purchased online by Googling GEM CULTURES. Elisabeth runs regular organic gardening and tropical vegetables courses as well as one-day workshops teaching home food production. Check her website for more information – www.

Cassava plants are growing at the Yandina Community Gardens and can be viewed at any time. Plants are available for sale for $2 from their nursery in season. Elisabeth Fekonia.

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Health and Lifestyle Misconceptions about martial arts Si-hing Kim Raddon


hildren are more likely to get into a fight if they learn a martial art ... From my experience, children who learn a martial art rarely, if ever, get into a fight. If they do it is generally to stop the conflict. As children become more proficient at defending themselves they become more aware of their options and the implications of entering a fight – someone ultimately gets hurt. In Wing Chun, students are taught that the best way to avoid a

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fight is to walk away. This fits nicely with what children learn at school in their protective behaviours program. Children learn to recognise early warning signs that reveal to them they are in a possible dangerous situation, e.g. sweaty hands, knot in the stomach, rapid heartbeat, goose bumps, dry mouth and shaking. Learning a martial art like Wing Chun increases students’ awareness of possible danger. Early detection means there is a greater chance of avoidance.

Informal welcome to new doctor

Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) directors Sam Scanlon (left) and Barrie Adams welcomed Kathryn Lagerway and Wendy Turner to a small function for allied professionals on the opening day of ECCO’s Eumundi Family Medical Centre and its doctor Dr Carlos Sanchez.

Annette Craigie (left) with Eumundi Village Pharmacy’s Tania Watson. Annette was a participant in the pharmacy’s Know your Numbers free education program that provided locals with a free blood pressure and stroke risk check.

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In the Spotlight Doonan Servo’s Paul and Terry call it a day


aul Stewart and Terry Fitzgerald were friends long before they were business partners having met some 20 years ago as fellow employees at a real estate agency in Noosa. This week their business partnership of 16 years closes as their lease on Doonan Service Station ends on Friday 27 May. Paul had worked in real estate in Auckland when he came to Noosa some 30 years ago as a man in love seeking to progress a relationship and keen about a lifestyle change. Terry also left a solid career behind as an accountant in Melbourne. Noosa and its gentle climate was the drawcard. Terry’s first foray into the Sunshine Coast business scene was as the operator of a Mini Moke car rental business and he readily admits that some readers might need an introduction to Mini Mokes, since the last Australian-made model came off the assembly line in 1982. As successful real estate agents, both men had an ear to the ground when it came to

Business partners Paul Stewart (left) and Terry Fitzgerald (right) with Tony Holcroft, one of the regulars at Doonan Service Station since 1995.

properties and businesses and in 1995 their agency solicitor drew their attention to an opportunity to lease the Doonan Service Station. The business proposition “stacked up” and a partnership that was to endure for 16 years was born. Paul remembers the first few months were “an eye opener” into the world of service stations and connecting with customers from all walks of life. Terry says they came to the well known landmark with a simple philosophy: to look after locals and do their bit for the Doonan

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rural community. “In our first year we came to understand that our neighbour, the Doonan Rural Fire Brigade, had no electricity and no funds to pay the $6000 to connect electricity to the station,” he says. “We organised a big Mardi Gras program and, with the generosity of our customers, we were fairly soon able to donate more than sufficient funds for them to have electricity, and at the same time formed relationships that are still strong 16 years on.” Paul and Terry say they will miss

the camaraderie with locals, in particular the ”tradies” out early and needing a fix of caffeine or some essential food to start the day. Paul said they were proud to have retained a morning driveway service for women customers and to be a source of information to drivers from near and far. They have had three landlords at the servo over their 16 years and the current landlord, Jim Burgin, will take over operations at the end of May. He has plans approved by Council for a modernisation of the site and Terry and Paul are happy to pass the baton to Jim who plans to start the renovation in a few months. Jim regards the duo highly and said, “They are leaving big shoes for us to fill but we’ll do our best to maintain the same friendly approach and service.” Both men plan a bit of a quiet time before their next ventures but are leaving with a vision of their old servo acting as the entry hub to an expanded Noosa in ten years time, a modern facility but with the same Doonan atmosphere that has prevailed since 1995.

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Eumighty Eumundi We wish the Under 10's a successful season in the Tewantin Saturday winter netball competition. We congratulate the team on their winning the march past recently. EDCA is proud to be supporting the team by the provision of uniform shirts and skirts. And we were very pleased to host a visit from four representatives at our recent monthly meeting. Go the Eumighty Eumundi Under 10's.

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Bits and Pieces

Did you know?  12.9 million (70 per cent) of Australians 14 years or older intend to take at least one holiday in the next 12 months, according to the latest Roy Morgan Research Holiday Tracking Survey conducted in the three months to February 2011. The percentage of Australians who intend to go overseas on their next holiday in the next twelve months remains at a high of 10 per cent for the February 2011 quarter.  For the first time ever, more Australians are using internet banking than visiting a bank branch, according to the Roy Morgan State of the Nation report - a major study of Australians spanning well over a decade with almost a million interviews.  There are nearly 11 million people in Australia who are in paid employment of which 28 per cent plan to change organisations in the next 12 months. Men are more likely than women to be considering changing organisation accord to Roy Morgan recent research.

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Reduce heating costs this winter Janet Millington


eeping warm can be expensive even in the sub tropics where our homes are designed to lose heat rapidly after the hot days of summer. So in order to keep energy costs down we need to find ways of keeping heat in. That means we need to work with features already in our homes and make them work for us and perhaps add more. The curtains that keep rooms cool in summer need to be opened during the sunlight hours and closed as the sun loses heat in the later afternoon. Draughts can also cause heat loss so plug up the gaps. Use the sausage door stoppers and put in some form of sealing around window or doors where there are gaps. A large percentage of heat goes out through ceilings so ensure at least one layer of insulation above your head. Of course, get a qualified local bloke to do it as we know how

dangerous unprofessional attempts can be. If your floor is not on the ground, then you miss the benefit of the thermal mass that regulates the temperature of the earth, so once again you need to ensure there is insulation below your feet. Once your home has its winter beanie and woolly socks on, the next thing to do is for you to alter your expectations and exchange the sarong for the tracksuit or another jumper. There are solar heater extractors you can put on the roof which heat air and blow it into rooms during the day to keep all the surfaces warm so when you light the fire, or even cook the dinner, the room heats up quickly. There are local manufacturers and installers of these and in summer they will drive fans to keep you cool. Look for them at World Environment Day in June or check

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Azaleas are so useful where you would like a spot of colour in the garden but don’t desire a large-growing dominant shrub. Most azaleas grow between 60cm and 1m tall. Older specimens can attain 1.5m to 1.8m in height but these are very old. Winter frosts are not normally a problem as the leaves are last year’s. These leaves have hardened and drop off during spring as the new leaves are forming. Late frosts can however be damaging to both the new leaves and the flowers. Although azaleas grow well in shady positions they flower more prolifically in the open where their shoots can ripen with the sun. They also produce more flowers and are more compact in growth habit if grown in the sunshine. Azaleas lend themselves to mass planting and also hedging and other shapes. They are easy plants to grow in well drained lime free soils. Azaleas need adequate watering throughout dry periods as they have a fibrous surface root habit so therefore require mulching to help retain moisture. Leggy specimens can be cut back hard after spring flowering, feed and water well to encourage new shoots to form. Many of them flower twice a year, in autumn and again in spring, they flower reliably from the first year of purchase. We have many different varieties of azaleas at our garden centre.

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Nature Notes Bar-sided Skinks Kon Hepers

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ouncil manages more than 780 hectares of recreational parks throughout the region. These special parcels of land, within the region’s open space network, cater for informal recreational, social, cultural and leisure activities for the community. Recreational parks vary in size throughout the region. Generally a park less than two hectares in area services a small local community; a district park between two and

five hectares services a higher density setting; and a Coast-wide recreational park of at least 20 hectares services on average more than 30,000 people. At a special budget meeting recently Sunshine Coast Council endorsed a 10-year $62 million capital works program. The program will guide the renewal of existing assets and the construction of new assets within recreational parks over the next decade.

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an you tell the difference between the two lizards pictured? You would need to have a good microscope and catch about 40 of them to measure the average length. Both are common in this area and at our place they sneak in under the garage tilt-a-door, scuttle around the house and patio and are responsible for the little “budgie droppings” on the floor. The taxonomy of these little skinks is still a bit uncertain. Both are called Bar-sided Skinks. Back in 1883, they were given the name Eulamprus tenuis (top image), meaning very glossy and striped. Since then that name has changed three times, but has now come back to the original. Then in 1985 a pair of herpetologists (specialists in reptiles) took a fresh look at native frogs and lizards and decided that E. tenuis was not a single species but a complex of five different ones. Two of these are found locally; one is still called tenuis

but the other is now Eulamprus martini (after a scientist called Martin, not the cocktail). They based that on a very minute difference in two of the scales on the skinks’ heads, just behind the eye. In E. tenuis the upper one (just the one) overlaps the lower one, and vice-versa for E. martini. The average length of E. martini is also about 10mm shorter. Other herpetologists disagreed with “splitting” the species but so far the names have stuck. Which poses a question: evolution adapts species under pressure to better survive in their environment or to allow them to colonise new niches, and in time the successful adaptations replace the unsuccessful ones. Both these lizards evolved from the same ancestor and now thrive in basically the same habitat, so what possible significance might there be in one tiny scale overlapping another one in a certain way? We might have an answer in a few million years’ time!

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Lessons for Life Eumundi’s patisserie apprentice the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Bob Lewis best in the state


hird year apprentice pastry chef Jammie Ladewig has every reason to bake a celebration cake … she’s just won the Baking Industry Association Cake and Pastry Award for the best Third Year Apprentice in Queensland. More than 200 of Queensland’s finest bakers and pastry cooks attended the annual National Baking Industry Association (NBIA) Gala Awards held at St Lucia. Competing against hundreds of other apprentices, Jammie took out the prize which gives her the chance to represent Queensland at the National Bake skills competition in September 2011. And it’s not Jammie’s first success. She also won the Best

Pastry Chef Award for Second Year Apprentices in Queensland in 2010. Jammie, 22, from Eumundi, is now the third year apprentice pastry chef at the renowned French Patisserie Le Bon Delice at Peregian Beach. Head Chef and business owner of Le Bon Delice Jean Jacques Le Faou is extremely proud of Jammie’s achievements. “I really admire Jammie’s dedication and professionalism, and her passion for producing exquisite patisserie,” he says. “She is most definitely one of the best apprentices I have trained in my 25-year career, and I know she will go a long way in the industry”.

Jammie Ladewig (centre) with employer Kate Le Faou (left) and her mother Thelma Ladewig at the awards presentation.

Indonesian Archipelago


he wonders of the Indonesian Archipelago and its vast coastline will be the subject of a talk by Jan Brown at 1.30pm on Saturday 4 June. Jan is an experienced deep sea diver with

an appreciation based on 30 years in Indonesia. The general meeting of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will follow at 2.30pm at 41 Miva St, Cooroy. Enquiries 5442 5570.




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eventy students from Noosa District State High School attended the recent Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) project day at the House With No Steps. Although a problem in confirming the booked police facilitator reared its ugly head just two days before, Day Manager PP Peter Smales did a great job in tracking down a substitute officer from Buderim and, with the help of RYDA Australia head office in Sydney, we were able to bring her up to speed with all the necessary material she required to conduct three 30-minute presentations during the afternoon. Twenty-four years police experience in Victoria and Queensland paid off in that I

believe we enjoyed the best police presentation in two years. And what makes it stand out; this was the first RYDA session Snr. Sgt. Sandra Atkinson has ever done and she had less than 24 hours to prepare her material. Another new recruit was Sandi Elsom who very capably handled the “Plan B” sessions dealing with alcohol, medication and fatigue. Our old friend Dennis Greensill was back in his wheelchair to help students understand the trauma experienced by crash survivors. Coastwide Driving School did a great job with the practical stopping distance demonstrations and also the hazards, distractions and risks sessions.

Computer Coop Nathan Woodcock


egular readers would know I’ve been using an iPad 2 since launch and have been discussing the benefits of the generally outstanding device. Today I’ll cover some not-so-great things about it to put it in a little perspective. So, my top three grievances about basic tasks I would have thought would be simple on an iPad are: Printing? Forget it. Unless you have a Mac in the house and certain printers and configure it correctly, you can’t print from your iPad. At all. Workarounds to this are also difficult – I thought I might be able print to as a PDF file then email that to myself and print it on my PC, but printing to PDF isn’t supported either. The built-in photo browsing app is extremely poor. You can view pictures you have put on the

device, but you have absolutely no ability to manage those photos. I would have thought you could sit on your couch with your iPad and go through your photo library on your PC and delete, move etc. your photos, but not. It’s view only and unless you are careful in iTunes and the way you sync your photos, it won’t show your neatly organised folders either. Because iOS (the iPad and iPhone “operating system” or software) doesn’t have a proper “file structure” like a PC or a Mac, saving attachments from emails and doing something with them is also difficult and not intuitive. Likewise, inserting a picture into an email you are sending is also not simple. Very odd for such a media focussed device. If you have a problem or a question phone or drop an email.

Nathan Woodcock Systems Engineer Ph 1300 995 502 Thursday 26 May 2011

Locals Home and Abroad

Sport News

Africa Margaret Henry

Andrew’s a good sport


frica was a place my granddaughter Marley and I had often talked about visiting, so when an opportunity arose we jumped at it. Our first day in Johannesburg was spent at Lions Park, a wild life reserve not far out of town where we played with lion cubs, photographed a large lion grooming himself and Marley being licked by a giraffe. After meeting up with friends, we travelled first to Stellenbosch for a wedding that took place in a winery. We stayed in Stellenbosch for three days and very much enjoyed visiting the different wineries in the region, including the golfer Ernie Els’ winery. Most of the wedding party then flew to Camps Bay, a lovely coastal town near Capetown, to continue the good times.

One of the tours we went on from there was a boat trip to Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela spent more than 20 years of his life. It’s an island with a lot of history, until recently having been a prison mainly for political prisoners. Robben is the Afrikaans word for seals, which live in abundance on the island. We stayed in a lodge on the Limpopo River for three days, going out each morning and evening in a safari truck to watch wild animals. A very moving sight is that of elephants moving across a setting sun. We saw zebras, impalas, lions and most of the larger animals. We returned to Australia with a short stay in Hong Kong, which was a great place for shopping of course but after the magic of Africa, seemed noisy and crowded.

Andrew Cowan with his artist Robyn Janetski and ABC announcer Rob Blackmore. Andrew is a good sport guest at the ABC’s outside radio broadcast at the Australian Body Art Carnivale but is better known for his true sporting ability. Andrew is one of the first elite swimmers training at Eumundi Aquatic Centre and is currently ranked fourth in Queensland for the open 50m freestyle.

Noosa Century Cycle ride visits Eumundi

The quietness of last Sunday morning in Eumundi was briefly disturbed by an influx of cyclists participating in the Noosa Century Cycle fun ride, part of the Noosa Winter Festival. Eumundi’s Dick Caplick Park was a water station for riders and a repair station for bicycles. Thursday 26 May 2011

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Locals Home and Abroad Eumundi Green around the world Julie and Rick Templeton


e recently returned from a trip to the Snowy Mountains. We went for a five-day horse ride in the Kosciusko National Park with Reynella Kosciusko Rides. The horses supplied were wonderful, very fit, sure footed and very adapted to the steep terrain. The ride organisers did a great job matching horses to the rider’s ability.

The scenery was amazing, punctuated with the regular sightings of mobs of wild brumbies and their foals and even a chance to read Eumundi Green. This ride is a must do for anyone capable of throwing a leg over a horse. It is definitely the best way to experience this country. It would be a tragedy if one day access to our national parks was taken away from horse riders.

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