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Issue 122 – Thursday 9 June 2011

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

Council plans to enforce parking restrictions every day


he Sunshine Coast Regional Council is keen to work with the Eumundi community organisations and market operators to improve the availability of parking on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Important aims are to generate more traffic flow and to educate drivers not to infringe parking regulations so that their day in Eumundi remains sweet rather than a bitter pill on returning to their car after taking in the full gamut of experiences on offer in Eumundi on market days only to find a parking ticket. Recently the chairs of several community organisations and a representative of the owners of one of the markets met with Cr Paul Tatton and council staff to consider a series of measures that might be introduced to improve the traffic flow and to educate drivers not to infringe parking regulations. These included better signage, increased use of areas on the periphery of Eumundi for all day parkers and leaflets at stalls and shops in prominent positions advising parking restrictions to encourage visitors to comply with parking restrictions. Another proposal under consideration is to designate Eumundi to be a three hour area parking limit except for Cook St where off street parking is not

Are new parking restrictions on the way for Eumundi?

available to some residents, removing 30 minute areas and maintaining existing 10 minute zones, three parking areas outside the Post Office, loading zones and disabled areas. There are pros and cons with this and the Chamber is keen to better understand the views of residents and businesses on this matter. It would mean that every entrance to Eumundi would carry major signs announcing that the town has a three hour area parking limit. If this designation is applied, it is likely to be seven days a week. As from Tuesday 14 June, council parking officers plan to monitor parking restrictions in Eumundi on all days of the week. In the recent past, the officers

have visited only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This change has been prompted to ensure turnover of available parking to make the most of the commercial opportunities for businesses in Memorial Dr from the growing number of visitors on nonmarket days. Eumundi Chamber of Commerce president Barrie Adams said we need to do everything we can to welcome visitors and being able to find a convenient parking space is part of that. “It is not appropriate that employees park all day in front of a neighbouring business, it’s directly bad for business and not helpful for community relations,” Barrie said. continued on page 7

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Editor's Desk My Street – Omega Lane Linda Taylor



e’ll always have a challenge balancing the constraints of size and geography of Eumundi and our lifestyle preferences which include welcoming thousands of visitors each week, mostly who arrive of necessity or preference in cars to experience the markets and increasingly the full range of experiences we have to offer visitors. It makes sense to look for clever measures to ameliorate the challenges. It’s important to appreciate the diversity of views and ideas and Eumundi Green is glad to give a hand with capturing that. Please do your part to shape the future of car parking and take part in our survey. Joyce Turnbull

y street, Omega Lane, is a “no through” lane, running off Eumundi Range Road. It’s opposite the Eumundi Vet Clinic. We can walk our horses down to the vet, because he’s so close. Our property is part of a former dairy farm. We have wonderful neighbours and we all pull together in times of need. In past years, our neighbours and our vet collected our horses and other animals when there was a fire at the back of our place. We came home from a horse show to find the fire moving down hill, so close to the house that we had one of our horse fences burnt. When we have heavy rain our creek flats and the bottom of Omega Lane goes under water. There have been some trying times with the huge amount of rain we’ve had, but our neighbours have always welcomed us to bring our horses to their place if the flood water was a threat. It’s also a bird lovers paradise here, with anything from king parrots to jabiru storks. We love our street and, no matter what, we will stay here forever.

Community Diary Tue 14 June CWA International Day Eumundi State School 9.30am Sports and Performing Arts Hall, Napier Rd

This Brushtail Possum in Doonan looks ready for our clear, cool winter nights.

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 In the Spotlight

Blair Doran Police Beat

John Burls

Indee Theatre News

Wed 15 June Cr Paul Tatton’s mobile office The Fig Tree Drop in between 9am-1pm

Mon 20 June Chamber of Commerce Monthly meeting 5.30pm Venue tbc All welcome Ph 5442 7038

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Celebrate Food

Janet Millington Green Tip

Kon Hepers Nature Notes

Nathan Woodcock Computer Coop

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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 News David Lafferty says a big “thank you� End of an era at Doonan servo

Locals and regulars said farewell to outgoing Doonan servo operators Paul Stewart and Terry Fitzgerald (left and second left) and hello to new owner-operator Jim Burgin (right) at a mellow afternoon barbie at Al Fresco, Doonan on Sunday. Servo regulars Graham Williams (centre) and Bob Ward joined the party.

Eumundi resident David Lafferty of Hinternoosa Real Estate invited 100 clients to Noosa Marina in May as a thank you for their business past and present. Harii Bandhu entertained and fresh seafood was served, washed down with Australian beers and wines.

The Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc. Kerrie Bryant-Adams, secretary


he 30 May AGM was held at the Imperial Hotel. The election of office bearers was chaired by Cr Paul Tatton and resulted in the following positions confirmed for 2011-2012 which marks the beginning of a third term for all members: President Barrie Adams Vice-President John McCallum Treasurer Wendy Birrell Secretary Kerrie Bryant-Adams Barrie Adams and Maree Thomson were elected as ECCO directors and Sue Langdon was thanked for her outstanding work on the ECCO board. The Chamber continues to grow from strength to strength with more than 80 members and further positions were agreed at the general meeting to support the management team and help progress the Chamber and members through the next financial year: minute secretary Sue Campin; membership officer Felicity Newman; communications officer Maree Thomson. Members spoke of the success of the Australian Body Art Carnivale and the Executive thanked the volunteers as well as those businesses in town who contributed towards its financial success through donations, gifts and prizes. Membership of the Chamber is beneficial to businesses in Eumundi to keep informed of events, activities, trends, developments and specific projects affecting the township, as well as the opportunity to promote individual members through promotions and advertising. Any enquiries in relation to new membership please contact Felicity Newman on 5442 7879. For all other matters associated with the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc. please email to the secretary at or go online to Next Meeting: Monday 20 June at 5.30pm. Venue to be confirmed by email. Members and potential members are welcome to attend.

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President: Barrie Adams Ph 5442 7038 PO Box 145 Eumundi 4562 Email: Thursday 9 June 2011

Business and Community News News in brief

Taking water-ski skills to the US

Brilliant Brahms concert by Noosa Chorale and Noosa Sinfonia at Bicentennial Hall, Sunshine Beach, 4 pm Sunday 26 June – tickets $38 and concession $33. For bookings, phone 5455 4455. Part of the Noosa Longweekend.

prosperity of their region. Nominations close 19 August 2011. Award criteria and nomination forms are available from the local awards office on 1300 735 445, or visit the website

Sunshine Coast Council’s investment in streetscapes was endorsed recently with a 10-year $54 million streetscape program focusing on improving the look and feel of transport corridors and major and local centres throughout the Sunshine Coast region. The allocation will enable Council to systematically refresh major and local streetscapes, along with key transport corridors, based on the needs of the community over the next 10 years.

Cooroy Fusion will be held annually after the resounding success of the all-day community festival at Mill Place on Saturday 21 May to help celebrate the first birthday of Cooroy Library. Up to 2000 people flocked to the library, Butter Factory Arts Centre and Lower Mill site to enjoy rides, market stalls, great food and nonstop entertainment.

Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Research Group will hold two workshops on Wednesday 15 June. At 9.30am, “Finding information in newspapers” and at 1.00pm, “Phillimores Parish Maps”, both talks held at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. To book phone 5442 5570. Belli Hall’s next Old Time Dance is on Saturday 25 June, 730pm. Brave the cold for a family fun night of old time dancing that will warm your toes! Entry $12 adults, $5 high-school students, children free. Supper included with all the trimmings and luckydoor prizes. Belli Hall is at 1170 Kenilworth Road. For information ring Margaret on 5447 0175 or visit The Reality Writes Festival is one of Australia’s premier non-fiction literary events and the program for Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July is out now. Early Bird tickets are available until 30 June. Book online, phone Possum’s Books on 5447 7090, or visit the website for further details. Locals are invited to nominate candidates for Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards to encourage, acknowledge and reward valuable contributions and outstanding achievements in regional and rural areas. The focus of the awards is small to medium size businesses and employment agencies, community events, arts and culture, individuals and initiative, and community groups enhancing the social, economic, commercial and environmental Thursday 9 June 2011

Sunshine Coast Council plans to deliver a better road network with a 10-year $25 million capital works program, which will guide the additional sealing and replacement of gravel on existing gravel roads over the next decade. The Sunshine Coast’s 690 kilometres of gravel roads – many through the hinterland – provide vital links for commuters, and personal and business users. Also good news for business, individuals and tourists who frequently access and enjoy the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Council is expected to spend in excess of $6 million replacing timber bridges throughout the hinterland to maintain and enhance the road network. Eumundi CWA International Day is on Tuesday 14 June and local members will be celebrating this annual event in collaboration with Eumundi State School at the Eumundi Sports and Performing Arts Hall in Napier Rd from 9.30am. This year the country of study is East Timor. The Yandina and North Arm Children’s Music Theatre Company will hold the Grand Opening of its new theatre facility on Saturday 11 June, 19 Farrell St Yandina with an open day for the general public. Performances in singing, dance and drama are planned for the Open Day and a range of free activities including arts and craft and drama workshops will run from 9.00am to midday. Details of classes can be found at www.bcmusiceducation. com. Councillor Paul Tatton’s mobile office will be at The Fig Tree, Eumundi on Wednesday 15 June, 9am – 1pm. Ph 0407 161 793.

Jessica Hardy of Food@Eumundi with staff member Madison Campbell (right) at her farewell party. Water-ski champion Madison is taking her skills to coach at summer camp at Lake Brant in New York State.

Friday nights live at the Imperial

Local singer Tracey Combes fronting Rumour Has It at the first Friday night gig at the Imperial. The live gigs will run every second Friday, moving to weekly if enough interest builds.

Fiery start to married life

Azzurro hosted the wedding of Cindy and Ian Fielding-Smith on 9 April. The couple celebrated the day with their five children and 50 guests. The ceremony was held in the Garden Terrace followed by an Italian themed “Long Table” dinner, the celebration being lit up with fire twirling by Lisa of LisaSista Photography.

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Community News Australia’s local Biggest Morning Teas Competition gets UGLY for pretty good cause


Question When our wonderful pool was opened, Council blacked out a small length of the double lines so that drivers approaching from the Tennis Club end could cross to enter the pool within the law. The blacking out has faded - please could you have it restored. Also from day one it always seemed odd to me that the entry to the pool as marked by arrows has drivers crossing to the right to park and then when leaving crossing in front of traffic entering to make an exit - seems back the front to me. Would you please provide some advice on this.

Attendees at the annual morning tea at Verrierdale Hall raised an impressive $1200 for the Queensland Cancer Council. Spokesperson Fay Wiggins said they were grateful to individuals and organisations who donated raffle prizes and food.

Rex Eggmolesse provided the entertainment at the well-attended morning tea hosted by Belli Community Hall Association. All had a wonderful time and raised $2433 for the Cancer Council.

Response Due to the fading out of the blackened out section of the small length of double lines, a request has been raised with Council to have it restored. These works should be carried out shortly. As the majority of drivers want to access a car park as close as possible to the front door of the facility, motorists entering the car park are given priority over those exiting. If we had line marked the car park so that motorists needed to drive around the car park in a clockwise direction they would have ignored this and driven the wrong way to get straight to the door. This would have created the potential for motorists exiting the car park to have a head-on collision with people performing this illegal movement.

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Jessica and Scott Hardy of Food@Eumundi hosted a Biggest Morning Tea with guests enjoying Jessica’s special cakes. Tracey Combes serenaded guests and the event raised $450 for the Cancer Council. Jessica and Scott thanked local businesses and individuals who generously contributed lucky door and raffle prizes.

ntil 16 June big-hearted Imperial Hotel bartender Rod Carroll will get into the fundraising spirit and battle it out to become the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s UGLY Bartender of the Year. UGLY stands for Understanding, Generous, Likeable You and is a fundraising competition run statewide in pubs, bars, sporting clubs and RSLs with proceeds benefiting patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders. Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland assistant regional community fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast Tunja Cottier said UGLY Bartender of the Year is a quirky and fun campaign that raises vital funds for a serious cause. Ms Cottier said she was grateful for the Imperial Hotel’s support and urged Eumundi locals and visitors to get behind Rod by sponsoring him at www., or by giving generously at the pub. The bartender who raises the most money will be crowned UGLY Bartender of the Year and awarded a trophy to display behind the bar. Regulars who supported their fundraising will not be forgotten with the winning pub awarded a celebration event to the value of $1500, and the second and third highest fundraisers will also win celebration events at their pubs worth $1000 and $750. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 June.

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Community News Community bus spreading its wings


he ECCO community bus is increasing its regular runs and is being increasingly utilised by community groups.

Eumundi knitters away day

Community bus timetable WEDNESDAY Market shuttle start 5am, stop approx 8am 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, last bus leaves town 11.30pm FRIDAY Cooroy shops depart Eumundi 1.30pm (opp Discover Eumundi), depart Cooroy IGA bus stop 3pm Town runs from 4pm, last bus leaves town 11.30pm SATURDAY Market shuttle start 5am, stop approx 8am Market shuttle restart 1pm, stop approx 3.30pm Town runs from 4pm, last bus leaves town 11.30pm – later if big event on


he Eumundi Knitters were missing in action, heading to Gympie on the community bus to shop for – wait for it – more wool! And yes, they knitted on the bus. The girls had great fun at Lincraft, Centro Shopping Centre and Mary Street showing their support to the shop keepers at Gympie recently affected by flooding. “We would like to thank ECCO for sponsoring our trip and Bob Mitchell (left in photo) our lovely driver for the day,”

said Ann Goddard (centre holding wool). The knitters’ last batch of blankets, beanies, socks and scarves went to the family of six children and mum at Nambour who lost everything in a recent fire. The group meets at Eumundi State School hall in Napier Rd, Eumundi on Fridays during school terms 9.30-11.30am. Donations of wool and new knitters are most welcome.

Council plans to enforce parking restrictions every day continued from page 1 “It’s a four minute walk at most on a non-market day to park in one of the car parks and stroll to work. “I appeal to business owners and staff to consider the contribution they can make by this simple change of behaviour. The new approach should have a positive impact on the local economy in these testing times.“ Barrie went on to say that market days are different and need a different approach: “The challenge here, for a village fortunate to have the most popular tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast, is to make conditions for visitors as favourable as possible to entice them to return again and

again. We, as a community, have an obligation to help, no, to urge every visitor not to get a parking ticket by reminding and reminding them of the enforcement of restrictions.” Council statistics show that 2200 infringement notices were issued in the last year in Eumundi on Wednesdays and Saturdays with 15 per cent of these on cars with interstate number plates. The majority of those infringements were for over-staying parking times followed by infringements for parking on yellow lines. Of course consultation on these proposals is planned with residents and businesses.


ell Eumundi Green what you think about Council’s parking proposals, go to to complete a short online survey.

The community bus’s newest driver John Laarkamp took passengers on the inaugural afternoon run to Cooroy on Friday.

New shipment of 2nd hand books and non-book items in store. Come and see the French traditional boxes from Sentou. Open 7 days a week − including Public Holidays. 7 days a week l 87 Memorial Dr Eumundi l Ph 5442 8366 Thursday 9 June 2011

Police Beat Blair Doran, Eumundi Police Station


e are still investigating a number of break and enters in the Maroochy River area during the past month, the latest occurring last week at a house on Ocean Vista Dr. On that occasion the offender/s gained entry to the house via a locked side door and removed a lady’s handbag containing money and identification. This is the seventh similar offence in the past two months and we are very keen to receive any information that may assist in locating the persons responsible.

On the traffic front we are still actively policing drink driving and speeding within our town on a daily basis. It is pleasing to note that the number of motorists committing these offences has decreased and this has resulted in our lowest monthly reported traffic accidents for several years. If anyone has any information regarding the above break and enter offences or any other crimes occurring in our town they are encouraged to phone the Eumundi Police Station on 5442 8222.

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Your Say Intersection response Dear Marcia Cannon, Thank you for your observations regarding the process and outcome for the intersection at the “top of the town”. There are a few facts that you should be aware of that might help you have a better understanding of these matters. The funds for the intersection upgrade and other staged traffic modifications were committed to by Council in 2005 as part of an overall strategy to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow. Council’s design for the Memorial Drive intersection was a large roundabout that had several significant negative impacts on the pedestrian environment. A majority of those who participated in Council’s consultation meeting in early 2010, which was held to progress the project, agreed that the design was not suitable. After a number of modifications by Council, a small working group sponsored by the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce was nominated to continue detailed discussion with council officers. Council’s input to the resolution of the pick-up and drop area outside the school (according to Council) is limited by State Government responsibility and funding and funds for upgrades of council intersections are separate and not interchangeable. Each step of the development of the Memorial Drive intersection design has been published in Eumundi Green with public input sought, and the working group has reported periodically to the EHA general meetings. Individually each member of the working group has donated between 50 and 100 hours of their own time. While it is really useful for you to enlighten us with your considered opinion, the forum for this advice was the extensive consultation period that occurred over the last three years. While involvement is entirely optional, if you “knew” something, it was your responsibility to bring it to the attention of the Chamber of Commerce, the town’s representative in this matter. Andrew Hillhouse Eerwah Vale Councillor congratulates I wholeheartedly congratulate Central Queensland University on its recent announcement to expand the Noosa campus facilities and potentially double student numbers over the next four years. For individuals, education opens doors to new areas of knowledge and new career and life choices. The pathway to healthy


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communities and productive economies is accessed by locally available education and training opportunities. I am also delighted at the appointment of the facility’s first full-time Head of Campus, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean Professor Kevin Tickle who will oversee its ambitious growth plans. The $2.5 million expansion is a welcome investment for the Noosa economy which will benefit from the fit-out construction, employment of more staff, increased range of available courses and locallytrained graduates. The Noosa campus already offers existing programs in education, nursing and music. Our regional community will benefit enormously from its expansion into tourism, law, business, arts, occupational health, speech pathology, social work and psychology. People who have a passion for learning will never cease to grow. And our community will benefit greatly from each person who takes up one of the new places on offer. Cr Debbie Blumel Chair, Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast A body artist’s tale After competing last year at the Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi, my desire to learn more about body art grew on a daily basis. Most of my nights are spent in front of the bathroom mirror painting my face or any other piece of skin making itself available: legs, arms, hands. If I’m lucky I’ll have a friend drop in for a late cuppa and with some gentle persuasion I may get them to sit still long enough to let me paint their back. This behaviour may appear quite unorthodox to some, but in my family, it’s quite a normal occurrence and nothing out of the ordinary. In fact it was one of my beautiful and talented sisters Rene McGovern who has supported me greatly in this particular field of arts. She spotted the advertisement for the Australian Body Art Carnivale in the Noosa News. We decided to jump in and give brush and sponge a go, so with our male models, $2 pots of paint and no knowledge of what body painting was all about we stepped into a world of rewarding contentment as well as excitement and inspiration. I had a BLAST! This year’s event held that same feeling of expectation and exhilaration. Even the events leading up to the carnivale were also a great adventure, such

as the day trip into Brisbane and surrounding areas with the Discover Eumundi crew, getting to paint our lovely model Simone Gardiner and have a photo shoot outside parliament house; painting Jaz Melville and Dylan Creswell for promotions along Hastings street and Mooloolaba. Eumundi and surrounding areas such as Cooroy and Tewantin have adopted me with no questions asked, a place where I feel I can belong. I just want to be an example to my two little sons of how you can be successful and prosperous doing what you love and are passionate enough about.

Nothing could possibly contain the excitement I’m feeling right now as I’ve been invited to teach at the body art awards in Melbourne next year. Painting people makes me happy. I am yet to meet a sad body paint artist and somehow I don’t think I will. Nina Megaloconomos, Tewantin

From the Treetops Anna Abbott

Has porn hijacked our sexuality?


t is puzzling to me that only when gravity has done its dastardly job on our bodies, so everything sags and superfluous frills appear where they are not wanted, that we feel comfortable about ourselves. For years, I have been saddened to observe the agonies suffered by lovely young people about their appearance, their image. In schools, “mufti” days provoke dreadful anxieties: “Will I look cool enough?” I also have puzzled as to why this seems to be more acute in recent times. I have worried about the way many of the young people I have met in my school (and more tragically, in the law office) have been duped into regarding sex as a loveless, mechanical substitute for conversation. How beautiful young girls seem willing to play the part of objects, and boys as brutes. Watching Gail Dines on the ABC’s program QandA this week

provided some answers. Author of the book Pornland, Professor Dines is in Australia to appear at the Sydney Writers Festival and promote her book. She is very critical of the way in which porn has filtered into our mainstream culture: in video images, on laptops and mobile phones. Have you ever actually listened to rap lyrics, or indeed many pop lyrics? Have you looked at advertising hoardings, leafed through magazines? It is true that soft, or even not-so-soft porn is an important tool in publicity, and as the ante is upped, we are increasingly desensitised. Gail Dines claims (sometimes shrilly) that this is not a “benign titillation” but that we are raising generations of boys on a cruel, violent porn and changing the way women and girls think about their sexuality, their bodies and their relationships. I am afraid she may be right.

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The Rotary Club of Noosa Heads and Noosa Beach Classic Car Club take great pleasure in inviting you to attend the unveiling of the

JIM DUNCAN MEMORIAL and to join with them in a celebration of the life and times of one of Noosa’s best-known and most-loved personalities WHEN: Saturday 18th June at 10.00 a.m. WHERE: “Ida Duncan Memorial Amphitheatre” Noosa Botanical Gardens, Cooroy. (formally known as Lake Macdonald Amphitheatre) Thursday 9 June 2011

Schools make learning fun for State Education Week


ueensland Education Week 22-28 May saw the students at North Arm engage in a number of events showcasing their learning. The week started with Under 8’s celebrations for Preps to Year 3’s. Children moved freely amongst the activity stations, creating masks, icing biscuits, preparing fruit kebabs and building boxes. Mid-week, classes participated in the National Simultaneous Storytime event when they listened to Feathers for Phoebe written by Rod Clement. Zoe, a Year 5 student, read the story as

the lower school classes watched a visual presentation on the big screen. The Prep classes participated in their sports day at the end of the week that included ball games, sprints, novelty races, long jump and high jump. Prep has spent the term learning about different means of transport with the emphasis on travelling safely. During Education Week they brought their bikes to school and showed their riding skills as well as completing their drivers licence including a reverse park and using a roundabout.

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Markets Drum Eumundi Markets talent shines at Body Art


Julie Gardner – winner Wearable Art

he markets’ creative talents were once again well represented at last month’s Body Art Carnivale, not least among the prize winners.

Kat Farrar – runner up Airbrush and People’s Choice and runner up Face Painting

Julie Gardner of The Silk Gallery, an established entrant and previous joint winner of the Wearable Art competition, applied her formidable fabric art and design skills to recycled materials to take the winner’s award.

Brian Tisdall – winner Pavement Art

Kat Farrar of Katz Tatz at the Eumundi Markets, a competitor since the first carnivale and a previous winner of the airbrush body art category, took advantage of a whole body canvas with her airbrush tattooing skills to take the runners up award in two categories this year.

Artist Brian Tisdall again delighted the crowds and impressed the judges with his magical 3D pavement art to take the winner’s award. Brian was instrumental in bringing pavement art to Eumundi and his creations amaze market visitors.

Travelling Scholarships Barack Obama's address to both Houses of the British Parliament on 26 May included "...The grandson of a Kenyan who served as a cook in the British Army stands before you today as President of the United States..." This is a most powerful statement of what is possible. Both Sophia Laryea and Keren Leiman were presented with a travelling scholarship of $400 by EHA at its most recent General Meeting to recognise their high achievement in modern dance and contemporary ballet respectively. Both will put this towards the next step in achieving their goal of an international career in dance. From Eumundi to the world stage is clearly within their grasp. Sophia Laryea is a very talented 16 year old Eumundi State School graduate who is realising her dream to be a dancer. She is the only Australian who has been accepted into the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre on Broadway, New York. Chosen through a world wide selection to attend their seven week Summer Intensive, Professional Division, Sophia will be studying their prestigious modern dance techniques. Doonan's own Keren Leiman has been chosen via word-wide audition to dance in the American Ballet Theatre School Summer Intensive in New York. At its conclusion, Sophia Keren will then head to The Netherlands to dance contemporary ballet with the Lareya Nederlands Dans Theater. We will be keeping a close eye on them as they are not only following their dreams but are brave Keren Leiman enough to be dreaming them. Their success to date gives us all confidence in their self-belief. Eumundi & District Historical Association Inc. Serv in


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Arts Scene William Wallace as Motel with Summer Bowen as Tzeital in Fiddler on The Moonlight and Magnolias opening Indee Theatre Roof at Noosa Arts Theatre. News John Burls


heatre goers and the theatre fraternity were shocked and greatly saddened by the death of actor Alan Ball. Alan had entertained Coast audiences for the past thirty years. His first forays into theatre were with Noosa Arts in the beginning of the 80s and his first role was in South Pacific. Over the next fifteen years he appeared in comedies, dramas and musicals as a prominent actor-singer on the Noosa Arts stage. In 1994 he became a foundation member of The Independent Theatre and his first role with the new company was in the very first production at the School of Arts Hall Theatre in Eumundi. He played Sir Thomas Moore in a ground breaking production of A Man For All Seasons. Since then he has appeared in countless major full-length plays such as The Sunshine Boys, Death of a Salesman, Veronica’s Room and Deathtrap. Alan appeared in nearly all 15 Up Eumundi Road revues, dozens of one-act plays and got a special kick out of working with the Youth Theatre, appearing in pantomimes and Children’s Classics. His passing is a huge loss. The theatre will hold a tribute night in August. The Hans Christian Andersen youth theatre project will

commence with the beginning of the next school term on Monday 11 July. The Indee is looking to enroll four more young actors in the secondary school age group and three in the primary school bracket, to take part in the September school holiday Children’s Classics season. Hans Christian Andersen is a production based on some of his best loved stories, including The Little Match Girl, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling, The King’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid and The Red Shoes. Children taking part will also be offered appearances in Cinderella in January. Call Carol for details on 5472 8200.

Guest director Carol Burns (centre) with Frank and Palmira Wilkie at the opening night of Moonlight and Magnolias.

Carol Burls (left) with Julie and Grant Marks. Julie is president of Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company. Alan Ball in The Indee’s The Reluctant Dragon in September last year.

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For theatre bookings, please phone 5472 8200

Red Man opening at The Gallery


he Gallery Eumundi will host the opening of Caroline Magerl’s powerful solo exhibition Red Man on Saturday 11 June at 6pm. The exhibition will run until 3 July.


aynette Mitchell and her husband Basil are holding their first combined art exhibition and sale over the June long weekend at their art studios at 38 Marnie Crescent, Doonan. Raynette is seen here with one of her latest paintings which will be available during the sale. There Thursday 9 June 2011

will be a wide variety of subjects and sizes of original paintings, mainly oils and pastels, as well as some genuine one-off artworks and sculptures from Africa. Go along and talk to the artists about their inspiration for painting and their love of art. Call 5471 0868 for further information.

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nto just its fifth week of operation the Eumundi Family Medical Centre is growing and receiving great positive feedback from our community. Practice manager Suzie Dempsey said the patient register has increased weekly and has grown to at least three times its opening numbers. Some patients have said it is “like going to the doctor years ago when they talked to you and not a computer”. Particular positive feedback has

been received about Dr Carlos’s thorough, holistic approach that considers all options, allowing patients to make informed decisions with the medical team about their health management. The centre is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday add for GP appointments and the team is confident that with continuing growth of patient numbers it will be open full-time within two months.

As well the common reasons to visit the doctor, did you know the Eumundi Family Medical Centre also provides the following services:  Free health checks for 45-49 year olds and free annual checks for over 75s  Comprehensive medical assessments  Immunisations and advice  Healthy kids checks  Wellness checks for men and women  Skin checks with a Dermatoscope  Microsuction for ears – the latest technique  Diabetes checks  Asthma care

 Travel medicine and vaccinations  Weight loss management and nutritional advice  Chronic disease management  Ante- and postnatal care  Prostate checks  Pregnancy tests  Contraception advice including Implanon skin insertions  Removal of “lumps and bumps”  Smoking cessation – let us help you stop smoking!



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he medical centre is planning to hold regular Women’s Health Clinics if there is enough interest in the community. These will be run by a Registered Nurse who is a certified Pap Smear Provider and specialises in women’s and child health. Please call the centre to put your name down – we will run the clinic as soon as we have enough names!

We get most of our patients through word of mouth! For appointments & enquires Ph 5442 7833

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he centre still has doses of the 2011 flu vaccine. All clients over 65 years, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions such as asthma are eligible for a free annual vaccination.


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Quality community care Meet your GP and staff � Dr Carlos Sanchez, GP

� Suzie Dempsey, Practice Manager/RN

Mon−Fri 8.30am−5pm • 3/2-6 Etheridge St Eumundi P: 5442 8882 • F: 5442 7054 • E:




r Carlos brings a wealth of experience to the Centre from his training and work in Spain, the UK and Australia. He has worked as the senior medical officer at the Noosa Hospital, medical centres on the Sunshine Coast and in emergency departments of the Royal Darwin and Mater hospitals. Dr Carlos is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has an interest in nutrition and preventative medicine. He has lived in Eumundi for 10 years and says he is excited now to be working in a community that he long ago decided was “pretty special”.

� Melinda Wood, Receptionist


uzie has been a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years. She has worked in many sectors of health care including district nursing, palliative care, teaching and training, aged care and general practice. She holds business qualifications and has recently returned from four years in rural New Zealand where she worked as the manager of a community owned medical centre. Suzie is also an experienced massage therapist and has studied several other healing modalities.

� Wendy Turner, Registered Nurse

steoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of fractures than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone thickness (bone mass or density). As a result, bones become thinner and less dense, so that even a minor bump or accident can cause serious fractures. Every 5–6 minutes, someone is admitted to an Australian hospital with an osteoporotic fracture. This is expected to rise to every 3–4 minutes by the year 2021, as the population ages and the number of osteoporotic fractures increase.

One in two women and one in three men over 60 years will have an osteoporotic fracture in Australia. About 50 per cent of people with one fracture due to osteoporosis will have another. Women are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis than men, mainly due to the rapid decline in oestrogen levels after menopause. However, certain risk factors such as a family history of osteoporosis, corticosteroid use, early menopause, reduced calcium intake and low levels of vitamin D can increase age related bone loss. You can take action to minimise your risk of developing osteoporosis and a first fracture by giving your body adequate calcium, vitamin D and doing some form of regular exercise.

EUMUNDI VILLAGE PHARMACY Are you over 40 years of age? Are you getting an adequate intake of Calcium and Vitamin D? Come and speak with one of our friendly pharmacists about your risk of developing an osteoporotic fracture, and what you can do to prevent osteoporosis. Tania Watson B.Pharm., MPS, Shop 1, 2-6 Etheridge St Eumundi Ph 5442 8455 • F 5442 7077 OPEN 6 DAYS: Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm Sat 8.30am–1.30pm


elinda Wood has recently joined the team as receptionist. She moved into the area last year with her family and has links with the school and has been volunteering in her spare time. She has previously worked in a private doctor’s practice and in the administration of an aged care facility. She is looking forward to meeting all the locals and creating strong relationships within the Eumundi community.

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endy has been in Eumundi for five years. As an RN her main specialties have been Remote and Practice Nursing. She has worked in Arnhem Land NT and remote WA. With three young children she is passionate about child health. Other interests include chronic disease management, Indigenous health and womens health. Wendy will be starting regular well womens clinics soon. Having previously worked at the medical centre in Eumundi, Wendy is grateful for the opportunity to again serve her local community.

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Celebrate Food Local businesses supporting local growers and suppliers Sue Campin


he name Eumundi Green has a two-pronged meaning. On one hand the newspaper promotes an ethic of environmental care. On the other hand the “Eumundi Green” is a place where locals gather, talk, debate and participate in community life. This community spirit can be found in the intention amongst many locals to support local people and local businesses, and to consume

and promote local products and produce. This also goes for local businesses supporting each other and the community in Eumundi and district. Jon McMahon is our local butcher and is a third generation butcher extraordinaire! Jon has been in the business for thirty years, in Brisbane and Maleny before Eumundi. His philosophy on good meats and produce is

Duck with creamy butterbean puree Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage 2 x 440g cans butter beans (drained) 5 tbsp sour cream Grated zest of one orange 6 duck breasts or marylands 4 finely chopped shallots 1 small wine glass port or sweet sherry Juice of 2 oranges 1/3 cup beef consommé Murray River salt flakes 3 tbsp orange jelly or orange marmalade Steamed green beans Method Preheat oven to 180C. Place duck breasts on an oven tray skin side up. Season well with Murray River salt flakes and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and rest.

For the puree, whizz beans in processor with sour cream, chopped sage and orange zest. Set puree aside. For the sauce, cook shallots in oil for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the port and cook until liquid has almost evaporated. Add orange juice, reduce by half, stir in consommé and cook for a further minute. Add orange jelly or marmalade, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring for about 3 minutes until well reduced. Heat the BBQ or a large nonstick frying pan and, when hot, add the duck skin side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to crisp. Turn and cook for another 3-4 minutes until duck is cooked. Heat the puree gently then place some on each plate. Add duck and pour over the sauce. Serve with green beans.

simple: support local, only the best, always maintain standards. Jon’s healthy complexion comes from 4am starts and often 6pm finishes. As he is so busy during the day, he finds ways to support the community within the hours he is in the village. Jon tries to source locally wherever he can. When asked to select a local food product to feature here, amongst the many options Jon

Slow roasted shoulder of lamb Ingredients 2kg lamb shoulder (bone in and scored slightly) 1 bunch fresh rosemary 1 bulb of garlic unpeeled 3-4 onions Organic olive oil Murray River salt flakes Freshly ground black pepper Mint jelly or sauce or red currant jelly Method Preheat the oven to its highest heat. With a sharp knife, score the skin of the joint every 2-5 cm – cut about halfway through the fat. Season with plenty of salt and pepper on both sides ensuring you get plenty into the slashes you


s chillies have been growing so well recently, try this magical combination of chilli and chocolate for dessert.

Method Cream butter and sugar and

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have made. Separate all cloves of garlic and place half of them, unpeeled, in the base of a suitable sized roasting tray. Distribute most of the rosemary stems evenly into the base of the tray. Sit the meat skinside upwards in the tray and make slits into the lamb for the remaining garlic and rosemary. Add chunks of onion around the lamb. Cover with 2 layers of foil and fold the edges over to make a good seal. Place the tray on the top oven shelf and instantly turn the heat down to 160C. Leave to slow roast for 2½ to 3½ hours. Remove lamb with the garlic to a hot plate and serve with mint jelly or sauce or red currant jelly.

Chocolate chilli cake Ingredients 250g butter/margarine 300g caster sugar 100g plain flour 100g self-raising flour 3-4 eggs, depending on size 300g dark chocolate 1-3 red chillies, depending how hot you like it!


points to local organic poultry as supreme. Officially, the term “organic poultry” relates to birds that have freely grazed at their leisure on only organic feed. The breast meat tells it all – organic poultry is not dry or rubbery when you bite in but is juicy and pulls away in strings. Ducks in particular are a local specialty. The following duck recipe from Jon must be tried to be believed.

beat in eggs one at a time. Melt the chocolate in a bowl placed over a pot of boiling water and cool before adding to mixture. Add flour and stir until smooth. Add finely chopped or blended chillies. Bake in a greased tin on 160C for about 1½ hours or until cooked. The mixture will rise and develop a crust. For icing, melt 200ml chocolate, cool and add 200ml cream.

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The Red Cross Blood Service’s Donor Mobile rolled into the markets last Wednesday to collect blood from willing locals. Eumundi resident Ken Palazzi cheerfully pumped out his donation. (Have a look on page 17 for some facts about blood.)

Power savings for pool owners


rom 1 July domestic pool owners will be allowed to connect pool pumps to Tariff 33 via a standard power point. Pool owners will be able to simply unplug the pool pump for non-electrical repairs and

maintenance, not only saving money on electrician bills but reducing home energy bills by using the cheaper tariff. For further information on this and other energy-saving tips, visit www.

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Rod Martin 0449 140 203

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Divorce, Separation, Children Pre Nuptial Agreements Property, General Law & Wills Ph 5449 7993 • M 0400 784 754

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A flowing Vinyasa style of yoga with Donna Thordarson Energising - Rejuvinating - Calming

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Deep relaxation - Peace of mind - Stress reduction Weight management - Improved circulation & digestion Create union between body, mind & being Tone, stretch and strengthen your body

Ph Kim 0421 420 072 entries up to 7 lines $28, minimum of 5 issues ph 0413 199 766 for more information

Kirtan, monthly workshops & retreats Pregnancy, corporate and private classes available Restorative yoga is held on the last Wednesday of each month

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Ph Steven 0411 210 302 Eumundi Green


In the Spotlight Breathing new life into Topliss Tarts Caroline Arnett


indy Bonwick and partner Richard Marchant are a winning team, a small business success story in fact, due to their ability to re-create themselves and deliver quality products that people want. We look back 32 years to when the Eumundi Markets was just two weeks old. Lindy had decided to try her hand at cooking and baked some macadamia cookies to sell at her new stall along with some plants, herbs and produce grown on the farm at Cooloolabin. Lindy’s daughter Melane (now a qualified chef), and son Carl are also involved, brought up as “market kids” enjoying their colourful family life. As the markets became increasingly popular with tourists they realised that they needed to evolve into something else to reap the benefits. Being a vegetarian, Lindy saw an obvious gap in the market for delicious quality vegetarian food that was almost impossible to buy elsewhere. It was then they found a commercial kitchen for sale on a nearby property and Richard’s

Lindy (right) celebrating the Original Eumundi Markets 30th birthday with fellow stall holder Di West.

numerous building skills were put to good use relocating it. More recently Lindy and Richard have been keen to expand their horizons so they began to look at various café sites. It wasn’t long before they stumbled upon Topliss Tarts for sale at the Old Railway Station within the markets and immediately saw it as a green light. “It was perfect,”

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Lindy says enthusiastically. “I have the kitchen setup here at Cooloolabin, the passion for cooking good food that’s healthy and the passion for looking after people who are a bit different, namely gluten intolerant and vegetarians.” In their two months of operation, stall holders and customers have praised them

with very positive feedback. Lindy asserts, “I’m endeavouring to improve the recipes where possible and to use only fresh, quality ingredients from local stores and the markets.” With her son Carl doing a brilliant job of running the existing street side stall while the business is still in transition, there are no definite plans yet for its future. This is his time in rehab from a devastating accident that happened six months ago, when his hand was severed while working at his trade as a cabinetmaker. After 10 hours in surgery his hand was reattached and with regular physiotherapy his recovery is slow but increasingly positive. Lindy begins her day at 3.00am with her brain working overtime thinking of how she can improve things, her passion driving her thoughts. “I’m very determined,” she says proudly. “I love the people too. Every Saturday morning I drive down the hill to the markets in the dark and I feel the excitement… EVERY Saturday… I turn up with my smile on.”

Operating Wednesday Markets for Our Community

The Christopher Walter Memorial Foundation Fundraiser The Foundation is holding its second annual fundraiser in Chris’s honour and this year it’s a ball with a capital “C” WHEN: Saturday 25 June, 6.30pm WHERE: Eumundi State School Hall, Napier Road TICKETS: $45 to include nibblies, champagne or wine on arrival, buffet dinner Come along dressed in a letter “C” theme, formal or casual and dance the night away to live music with Groove Avenue. Raffles and major door prize: 3 nights at Saltfish Cove Resort, Mermaid Waters valued at $600. This year the Christopher Walter Foundation will support the Eustace family. Mat Eustace, a young father just 37 years old, has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and the Foundation is looking to raise money for his medical costs. Come along and have a great night while supporting this great cause. For tickets and information call Sue Walter on 0400 703 968 EDCA is proud to support the Christopher Walter Foundation

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Bits and Pieces

Did you know? Did you know this about blood?  World Blood Donors Day is 14 June  O negative is known as the universal blood type as it is the only one which can be given to all patients regardless of their blood type  Australia needs 26,000 blood donations every week

Our partner Eumundi Chamber of Commerce

 The majority of donated blood goes to people with cancer, and some to people who have suffered traumatic accidents or burns or who undergo surgery

The Eumundi Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1955 and is now in its 56th year of representing business in the town. It is a vital and most important organisation for Eumundi. There have been patches of the "thick" and the "thin," of great and of little activity during this extended period. The current Chamber is undergoing a transformation into a period of sustained vibrancy with strong and growing membership, very capable leadership, a strong support team and a planned innovative vision for the future. All this is occurring within highly competitive retail and tourism sectors, a very high dollar and against a backdrop of the toughest economic conditions since the Great Depression complicated by confidence-sapping discussion of new federal taxes. The Chamber now runs the Australian Body Art Carnivale which attracted 15,000 enthusiastic visitors and potential customers to Eumundi town and market businesses this year and which last year generated the equivalent of $500,000 plus in advertising Eumundi as a destination. Events are the life blood of tourism.

 All blood components have a short shelf life, creating the need for regular blood donations  More blood donors are needed in winter when colds and flu can prevent many people from giving blood

Keep Smiling The computer swallowed Grandpa The computer swallowed Grandpa. Yes, honestly it’s true! He pressed “Control” and “Enter” And disappeared from view. It devoured him completely, The thought just makes me squirm. He must have caught a virus Or been eaten by a worm. I’ve searched through the Recycle Bin

And files of every kind; I’ve even used the Internet, But nothing did I find. In desperation, I asked Jeeves My searches to refine. The reply from him was negative, Not a thing was found “online”. So, if inside your “Inbox”, My Grandpa you should see, Please “Copy”, “Scan” and “Paste” him And send him back to me.

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The Chamber is also intimately involved in the Experience Eumundi Marketing Campaign. The Chamber has no direct revenue stream other than membership dues or levies. Although party to the Inter-Party Agreeement which created ECCO, the Chamber supplements its income through members volunteering as attendants in the ECCO car parks. New members are always welcomed and for further information please contact the secretary on 5442 7037.

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hen planning what to do, it is important to select the “greenest” option. Doing things locally is good because you cut down on fuel usage. Encourage local businesses and attractions that have made a commitment to reducing carbon emissions, supplying local fresh produce and who have energy efficiencies and offsets. When you are persuaded by a green approach, tell the business that is why you chose them. If you are forthright, then perhaps tell the competitors why they were overlooked. If you do choose to travel further, you can still apply the same basic selection principles Thursday 9 June 2011

and ensure too that the fair trade aspect is considered and that your tourist dollar builds wealth in communities. Many tourists now also decide that rather than bringing souvenirs home to remember the trip by, they do something in and for the community they visit, so their trip is remembered by clean water, some education, some medical supplies or something that benefits the places they have been. Australians have long been known for these random acts of kindness and in the coming years a reputation for lending a helping hand will go a long way to preparing for peace.

Chamber secretary Kerrie Bryant-Adams (right) and member Mick Barton on volunteer duty at the car parks. ECCO is proud to be associated with the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce. This is another great community story which vindicates the vision and the effort subscribed in repatriating parking revenue to Eumundi to support our local economy and our community facilities. Partners: Eumundi Green


Environment and Outdoors Council progress with alternative transport

Leanne’s Green Thumb Winter colours


We’re fortunate to have colourful flowers through our winter, not least the gorgeous poinsettias flowering at present and providing splashes of cheerful colour. The flowers of Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia) are in fact quite small, the colour being being provided by the single or double scarlet bracts. Through modern hybridisation techniques we are now able to select from a wide range of bract colours including cream, apricot, pink and lemon alongside traditional red. So as well as adding vibrancy to our winter gardens, poinsettias can be used to bring a range of colours into the house. To use poinsettias as cut flowers place stems in hot water immediately after cutting to clear the latex. Leave them standing in the water until it has cooled. Poinsettias have a rounded growth habit and need selective pruning to prevent their becoming become leggy and straggly. After flowering has finished they can be cut right back, and within a few weeks fresh new shoots will appear again. We have many different flowering poinsettias at the Garden Centre at present, so why not pop in and see us to pick up your own stunning bit of colour.

t a special budget meeting recently, Sunshine Coast Council endorsed a 10-year $59 million pathways and pedestrian facility capital works program focused on the construction of new and upgraded pathways and pedestrian facilities. In the 2011/12 financial year Council intends to spend in excess of $6.2 million on pathways, pedestrian facilities and construction of key local pathway

linkages throughout the region. Improved kerb ramps and road crossing facilities will provide pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorised users with safe and sustainable alternative transport options. Council is committed to providing safe, comfortable and accessible infrastructure to encourage active modes of transport such as walking and cycling, in favour of private vehicle use.

Power lines update


ember for Nicklin Peter Wellington met last week with Sunshine Coast Regional Council senior staff, PAGE and Main Roads representatives to discuss PAGE’s alternate route to Powerlink’s proposal and review the timing of construction of the Woolooga to

West Cooroy high voltage power line. At the meeting Main Roads representatives advised they have provided Powerlink with a 3-D plan of the road corridor to assist Powerlink to identify the proposed alternate corridor.

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scientific and his commitment to sustainability has long been known. Dr Karl’s presentation on Greenhouse and Sustainability builds on this long experience. Environment Portfolio Cr Keryn Jones believes the event’s ability to attract such a high-profile speaker reflects the prestige associated with the Sunshine Coast’s premier sustainability accolades, the Glossies Awards. Eight awards will be presented including an inaugural induction into University of the Sunshine Coast “Glossies Hall of Fame” where a local resident or business will be recognised for their long term dedication to achieving sustainable outcomes on the Sunshine Coast.



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xcitement is building for this year’s Living Smart “Glossies” Awards evening on 17 June when the Coast’s most impressive contributors to sustainability will be recognised. Sunshine Coast Council will host the popular event at the newly opened Sustainability Interpretive Centre at Mooloolaba TAFE where keynote speaker Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will share his thoughts on how science can help us build a more sustainable future. As a regular on radio and TV shows across Australia as well as on the BBC, Dr Karl has published 30 books and is currently the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at Sydney University. His role is to “spread the word” and enthuse the general population about all things

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Nature Notes Banana Bush Kon Hepers

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ne of the more inconspicuous plant species on our property is the Banana Bush. There is only one on our 4ha of bushland. It’s a straggly bush about 2m tall and we’ve walked past it almost daily without noticing it. But then, in spring it flowered for the first time in ten years and certainly caught our attention. The profuse white, five-petalled blossoms, about 25mm across, look like little fringed propellers not unlike Star Jasmine and are equally sweetly scented. Until a few years ago, the species was known by the botanical name of Ervatamia angustisepala and just when we had managed to memorise that, the plant was renamed Tabernaemontana pandacaqui. Calling it “Banana Bush” is much easier. In autumn, the Banana Bush bears small, paired, miniature banana-like seed capsules (fruits), bright orange-yellow when fully ripe, from which the plant gets its common name. The encased seeds are wrapped in a red tissuelike material. The green parts of the Banana Bush exude a milky sap when damaged. It is related to the

highly toxic Oleander, containing similar enzymes and alkaloids, and all parts of the plant must be regarded as seriously poisonous. The Banana Bush is often found on forest margins from mid-NSW into northern Queensland and the Pacific Islands. The name should not be confused with Bush Banana, Marsdenia australis, a vine yielding a banana-like bushtucker. Fortunately, the ranges of these plants do not overlap as the latter only grows in the more arid regions of Central Australia. Note: the plant on our place did not set fruit at all. The photograph is from a bush on a neighbour’s property.

Time is running out to apply for financial assistance from the Community Partnership Funding Program or for help to keep your sports fields in top shape from the Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program. Applications must be in by 24 June, so visit council’s website for details and to apply online.

Planning for those with disabilities Have your say in the development of council’s Disability Action Plan at a public consultation session near you 14 – 16 June. The plan aims to address access and equity issues associated with services and facilities for people with disabilities. Visit council’s website for details.

Follow council on Facebook Follow council on Facebook and make sure you know what’s happening across the Coast, the latest community news, what freebies are on offer and lots lots more!

Get your rates notice by email If you would like to receive your July rates notice by email council invites you to be part of its ‘rates by email’ distribution trial. The trial will assist council to gauge community support for this initiative. Visit council’s website to register your interest.

EOI invited for Parklakes Sports Complex Council invites Expressions of Interest from eligible organisations for use of the Parklakes Sports Complex at Bli Bli. The four hectare complex is suitable for a range of sporting and active recreation activities. EOI must be received by 5pm 21 June. Visit council's website for more information.

Living Smart Solutions Expo Don’t miss this one-stop-shop for builders, renovators, businesses and households looking for fresh ideas or sustainable products and services available on the Coast. 18 June at the Sustainability Centre, Mooloolaba TAFE.


Eumundi Range Road Veterinary Practice Principal - Dr. David T. Clift VetMB, BSc (Hons), MA

P: 5442 7803 - A/H Emergency: 0408 40 50 75 Mon - Fri: 8am - 5.30pm - Sat: 8am -12.30pm 42 Eumundi Range Road Thursday 9 June 2011

Performance and Service Committee Meeting 9am, 21 June, Tewantin. Strategy and Planning Committee Meeting 9am, 22 June, Tewantin. Ordinary Meeting 9.30am, 29 June, Tewantin.

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Lessons for Life Strange portraits at photo club Computer Coop Nathan Woodcock



umundi photo club members selected this photo by Ian Johnson for their May theme, “portrait of a stranger.” Ian said these two four year olds had just met for the first time and appeared to be sharing a “secret”. The two girls are cousins and the grandchildren of Ian and Robin, Ajuna Devine (left) and Izzy Wilson.

Ian took the image near the beach at Crescent Heads in January at 7.30pm with a Nikon D90, using an 18-105 lens, flash -0.7, aperture priority setting at F8, ISO 200. The Eumundi photo club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7pm in the Imperial Bistro. New members of all levels of interest and ability are very welcome.

Relive the “Colours of the Carnivale”


new exhibition, Colours of the Carnivale, at Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre from Saturday 11 June will showcase the colour and creativity that is the Australian Body Art Carnivale. The 2011 Photographic Awards in both the photo print and digital categories will be announced and presented by Cr Paul Tatton on Saturday 11 June at 11am. Discover Eumundi manager Wendy Birrell says the exhibition will feature all the entries and winning images from this year’s Australian Body Art Carnivale photographic competition. “There’s no doubt that the event is a photographer’s dream, and it’s evident by the high calibre of entries in this year’s photographic competitions,” Wendy said. “We’ll put together a comprehensive album of prints as well as a digital display of images from the whole carnivale including images of wearable art, pavement art, car bonnet art and the masked gallery walk and street parade – from this year and past years. “Aside from the impressive photographs on display, there will also be examples of body paints and tools, along with some of the incredible wearable art garments and car bonnet art. “A number of images from this year’s and past Body Art


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Carnivales will be for sale through the duration of the exhibition.” If you would like to attend the exhibition opening and photographic awards ceremony, please RSVP by phoning Discover Eumundi on 5442 8762 or email Wendy at manager@ Colours of the Carnivale opens Saturday 11 June, and will be in the old police cells exhibition space at Discover Eumundi until Monday 8 August 2011.

egular long-time readers would be familiar with my occasional backup backup backup! reminders, and I think it’s time for another, based on the number of customers with lost data we’ve had recently. Remember this – if you have any data stored in only one place, such as your computer, external hard drive or flash drive, then you don’t have a backup. Many people come to us with an external hard drive they call their backup drive, but it’s the only thing they keep the data on – that’s not a backup. Backing up is simple. Work out what you want backed up (docs, pictures, music, emails, accounting software is a good start), buy a cheap little 500gb

hard drive and use one of the many free backup programs to automate your backup, or at least reduce it to a single click to start. Many hard drives come with backup software included. Of the freely downloadable stuff, I use Cobian Backup (Google it). It’s pretty simple to set up, can be scheduled to run automatically, and copies the files directly so you don’t need special software to recover the data, and can send you an email every time so you know all is ok. You can find a whole lot more at http://download.cnet. com/windows/backup-software/, just skip past the sponsored results. If you have a problem or a question phone or drop an email.

Nathan Woodcock Systems Engineer Ph 1300 995 502

Eumundi Town Walk Discover Eumundi has been invited to do a Heritage Walk as part of the Noosa Longweekend 10 day cultural event this month. This year we will be trialling our new leaflet Discover Eumundi − a self guided Eumundi town walk and the walk will be guided by one of our volunteers. If you would like to join this walk on Thursday 23 June and discover more about Eumundi and its lovely old buildings please come to Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre just before 1pm. The walk will take about an hour and a half and end back at Discover Eumundi for afternoon tea. The walk is free but we would appreciate a gold coin donation and feedback on our new leaflet.

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Locals Home and Abroad

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Home is where the heart is Beatrix Todd

School table tennis stars


ow that Eumundi and Noosa are where we lay head on pillow each night, I look back on my various “homes”. Having been born in Budapest and spending my childhood there, then moving to Mexico and spending most of my adult life in San Francisco, it has always been a hard for me to answer the question, “Where is home?” It seems to be more complex than a geographical place. This all came to the fore when I found out that Julius and I were going to my birthplace in Hungary – I was ecstatic. Showing my family and childhood friends my little son is a very special opportunity. And it was. However, I did not find the place or people as I had it stored in my memory. Many things have changed since I was back there even just five years ago. When I was growing up there it was a communist country – never hard core, thanks to the western influence from bordering Austria. Life was comfortable for all people. But it is very different now. The economy has taken a 180 degree turn, and it has become a more capitalist minded place than most capitalist countries. People are measured by their wealth. The middle class does not exist, as people are either below the poverty line or shamefully rich. Some of the houses I visited flaunted outdoor swimming pools with palm trees around them (you’d have to travel at least 1000 miles south to see one in nature) and unmarked marble floors in garages. Social services are scarce. It is very sad and unfamiliar to the comfy, community-minded place I grew up in.

The saddest part was not to have my parents any more and therefore not to be able to introduce them to the offspring. The closest physical connection I ever came to it was in my cousin’s house. Her daughter (now over 30) pulled out a recognisable over-30-years-old, still intact, toy kitchen set from her closet, and asked me: “Do you remember that?” Of course I did. I was almost in tears seeing a most treasured Christmas gift from many years ago, and it was heartwarming to see Julius play with what my mum had bought for me so long ago. This was a moment of feeling home. Flying back to my new residence filled me with happiness. I’ve only lived in Australia for less than two years, but was happy to realise that I was coming home. This is home now, where we are raising our beautiful son Julius in a happy place, where people are smiling, the sun is shining, the ocean awaits and education and healthcare are wonderful and accessible to all. Home is where the heart is.


fter Eumundi State School purchased three table tennis tables for its new hall, sports teacher Gary Kiorgaard started lunchtime games. He soon noticed that Joseph (right) and Dom Benzie seemed to have a real natural talent at the game which encouraged him to ask Roger Wheller from Noosa Table Tennis Club along to the school to run coaching sessions with students. Gary said Roger coached his own daughter to be Queensland Under 18 Champion and had also

coached Gary’s son to a third place in the Queensland Under 16 Team event a number of years ago. “I particularly pointed out Joseph and Dom and he agreed that they had real potential,” Gary said. “We decided to enter them as a team in the Queensland Primary Schools Team Championships.” After a number of training sessions with Roger the brothers competed in the championships last month winning bronze medals for third place. Gary said what is particularly remarkable is that Dom is only in grade 4.

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As a proud sponsor of the Show & Shine competition at this year's Body Art Carnivale, Experience Eumundi congratulates the winner Peter Davidson. The show of already painted vehicles of all sorts created much interest, particularly Rod Tickle's vehicle which won the people's choice award. Hundreds of visitors inspected our vibrant promotional tent during the Body Art Carnivale. Volunteers on the stand promoted local businesses and attractions and handed brochures to interested visitors. Luke Tavis of Noosaville won the duck draw of a night's accommodation generously donated by Joe and Chris Russell of Musavale Lodge B & B. Luke has just recently moved from South Australia chasing "the weather". It was great to welcome locals to the tent as well, all impressed by the vibrant professional Experience Eumundi look and great service. We are preparing to despatch our first e-newsletter as part of our Experience Eumundi marketing campaign to encourage people to spend more, experience more and return if not a local to the town very soon to continue the experience. If you would like your email added to the free subscription list to catch all the news please email with the heading Experience Eumundi.

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asmine Chapman is having an exciting time in Europe. She says, “I have been to France, Spain, Italy and now I am in Slovenia. We went on a row boat to a castle in the middle of a lake in Bled.” (pictured). But despite the sights she says, “I miss my friends at Eumundi State School heaps and heaps.” Jasmine remembered to take along a Eumundi Green with her and here she is taking it to new heights atop the Eiffel Tower.

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We build sheds, garden sheds to industrial requirements Supply only or supply, erect and concrete Very competitive prices. Locally based.


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Imperial Hotel Eumundi and Eumundi Bistro

> Thurs 9 June > Sat 11 June > Sun 12 June > Thurs 16 June > Fri 17 June > Sat 18 June

Jam Session from 8 pm Smokin Mirrors 2.30 pm Karl Jeffrey 1 pm Jam Session from 8 pm Matt Harrison Trio 8 pm Cut Lunch 2.30 pm

Live music now on Friday nights fortnightly

Set menu for Christmas in July on Friday 1 July − bookings essential!

Friendly hospitality l Great service l Live entertainment l Restaurant meals at pub prices l Pokies and Foxsport

Swap'N Go gas at bottle shop

Memorial Dr Eumundi Ph 5442 8811or 5442 8303

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A1 Animal naturopathy, natural foods, remedies, supplements, shampoos Ph 5449 1453 • 244 Verrierdale Rd

New owners give individual care Upgraded spacious facilities Recommended by local vets

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Cars • Trucks • Machinery • Site sheds • Containers Old cars removed free

Clean & secure, self lockable units Free pickup (conditions apply)

Ph 5442 8627

Boats • Trailers • Trucks • Containers


collaboration with nature...

Jason Pennell 0402 463 691 Landscaping & Property Maintenance

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Certificate of Forestry :: 15 years experience Fully insured :: Pensioner discount Free quote & advice Ph Mike 0438 793 880

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