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Issue 126 – Thursday 4 August 2011

For lovers of Eumundi everywhere Ph 0413 199 766 ● PO Box 463 Eumundi Qld 4562 ● editor@eumundigreen.com.au ● www.eumundigreen.com.au

Council completes draft Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme

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unshine Coast Council is one step closer to a single regional planning scheme for the Sunshine Coast after it delivered the preliminary draft of the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme to the Queensland Government last Friday. When finalised, the plan two years in the making will replace the three existing planning schemes – the Caloundra City Plan 2004, the Maroochy Plan 2000 and the Noosa Plan 2006 – as the tool used by Council to manage land use and development. Statutory and Regional Planning Portfolio Councillor Russell Green said the new planning scheme is the most significant planning project undertaken by Council. Cr Green said that while the community will soon have a further opportunity to have their say on the draft, they have already had a major input into the scheme in the early development phase. The Eumundi Chamber of Commerce made a submission for the planning scheme in 2009 as part of Our Place Our Future to express the views gathered at several well attended community meetings.

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atie Rose Cottage on the Eumundi Noosa Rd Doonan has a newly fitted hospice guest room aptly called Poppy, thanks to a $38,000 donation from the RSL District Welfare and Community Fund proposed by the YandinaEumundi RSL Sub-Branch. Sunshine Coast Community Hospice board chair Sandra Machin expressed her thanks to the RSL at a hand-over morning tea at Katie Rose Cottage last week. “To have the Poppy room completely fitted out including the provision of a syringe driver is a wonderful example of the great support within the community,

service clubs and businesses for our terminally ill guests and I thank most sincerely the RSL for its good work,” Ms Machin said. The six bed accommodation facility is able to provide nursing care 24/7 offering exemplary end of life care, by registered nurses and backed up by trained volunteer staff for terminally ill adults, children and their families in our community. Working with community health professionals including palliative care nursing services, Katie Rose enables people at the end of their life’s journey love, peace and comfort in a home away from home environment.

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Editor's Desk My Street – Sunrise Rd Eumundi Chloe Jackway

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t was hard to leave our new grandson and his parents after six memorable weeks at their home in the UK but it was easy to return to the perfect weather and beautiful deep winter blue sky that Queensland offers at this time of the year. See Sebastian below enjoying playing with a head of cooked broccoli for the first time – today’s approach is a far cry from the thoroughly mushie vegies favoured in times past? It’s easy to understand how the days passed to weeks so quickly while baby watching! Getting back in the saddle for Eumundi Green has also been a little hard but made easier by the legacy of the great work of acting editor Fran Maguire. Thank you Fran. Joyce Turnbull editor@eumundigreen.com.au

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hen I wake up in the morning I can hear the birds chirping, singing their lovely songs. The sun shines down on my face as I turn away from my pillow. The 360° picturesque views light up my day, all the way from stunning Cooroy Mountain, to Mooloolaba’s fine beach. From my window I can see the town, the strawberry fields and all. I can see the hills all the way over to Coolum and very far away. The mountains I can see are amazing; there are many of them facing either way. Living on Sunrise Rd is fun, with great neighbours to support you and friends who live close by. It’s far enough out of town and it feels like you’re in the country, with a backyard full of animals that are my pride and joy. Sometimes at night I can

hear the dingos howling, trying to keep me awake. And every now and then the Tawny Frog Mouths come to say hello; they sit up on the fence posts enjoying the night’s cool breeze. The big Green Tree frogs croak a lot too, and we can see the Wedge Tail eagles soaring up above. The wonderful thing about living on Sunrise Rd is that we have lots of land for animals, like chickens that give us freshly laid eggs in the mornings, and horses that we can ride down the road. We also hatched little baby water dragons, and then, when the time came, we released them down near the creek and waterfall. I think the guinea pigs like living here as well, for they just had two little babies that are very, very cute.

Community Diary Sun 7 Aug People’s choice closes for Colours of the Carnivale photo exhibition Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre Ph 5442 8762 Mon 8 Aug EDCA monthly meeting 7pm Joe’s Waterhole Ph 5445 7792

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 contributors:

Fran Maguire Sub-editor

John Burls

Indee Theatre News

Uwe Terton

From the Treetops

Monique (LisaSista) Music Scene

Tues 9 Aug CWA monthly meeting 10am CWA Hall Eumundi Ph 5441 3226

Tues 16 Aug P & C monthly meeting 7pm Eumundi State School Ph 0407 139 836

Mon 15 Aug Chamber of Commerce meeting 5.30pm Satellite Room, Pavilion Markets Ph 5442 7038

Fri 19 Aug Cr Paul Tatton’s mobile office The Fig Tree Drop in between 9am – 1pm

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Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd Caroline Arnett In the Spotlight

Kon Hepers Nature Notes

Nathan Woodcock Computer Coop

Elizabeth Vacher Bush Walks

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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 New feature for Eumundi Green

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he next Eumundi Green will feature a new column – Business Clinic – which will look at a topic or question in each issue, seeking responses from small business operators and professionals. Everyone knows the prevailing tough trading conditions are

affecting businesses and families on the Sunshine Coast and in Eumundi. A feature of this period of economic challenge is the unevenness of the negative impact with some small businesses, including on-line and home operations, continuing to do well in the current climate.

Eumundi physio relocates

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umundi physiotherapist Andrea Shaw has successfully treated clients in the Noosa and hinterland region for over 20 years. With clients driving from places as far as Tin Can Bay and Maleny, Andrea finds her services in such great demand that she has decided to move her practice from Eumundi to Doonan in order to be able to work the long hours she is required. By relocating her business just down the road to her tranquil Doonan acreage, Andrea will be

able to care for her clients with the same treatment approaches that have made her so successful, but now also with greater flexibility in her practice hours. Doonan Physio, as it will be called, is situated in a peaceful bush environment that emanates the same holistic approach that Andrea applies to her treatments. Clients will enjoy the serenity and privacy it provides only minutes away from Eumundi town. Call Andrea on 5449 1194.

Banish the winter kilos

Eumundi Green too has felt the winds of change and has reviewed its operations to ride out the bad conditions as well as it can, continuing to encourage local shopping and advertising. To get things rolling, not unsurprisingly, the topic suggested for the first Business Clinic is the

case for advertising when business conditions are rough. What views or advice do you have on this topic that might help local businesses? Please send an email to editor@ eumundigreen.com.au before 9 August for possible inclusion in the first Business Clinic.

Tourism Noosa delegation in Eumundi

Tourism Noosa representatives met with Eumundi business leaders at The Fig Tree earlier this month to progress arrangements for their support for a media and media placement resource for Eumundi, to grow the tourism market in the region and make that sustainable.

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ersonal trainer Lucy Cloonan (right) with clients at Eumundi who have been attending regular exercise classes through the winter months. Lucy will be running a six-week Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge from 8 August, when she will be encouraging participants to follow

a sensible fitness and eating plan that will be sustainable after the program finishes on 16 September. The challenge will be open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels who want to lose the winter kilos and get fit in time for summer.

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ur host this month was Lee Baxter, Manager for the Eumundi Pavillion Markets. Lee provided members with a snapshot of plans for the centre which includes health, wellbeing and other visiting practitioners to the satellite rooms available in this extensive complex. Members were treated to some of the vegetarian delights compliments of Krishna’s Café. The final report was tabled in respect to the 2011 Australian Body Art Carnivale and members were complimentary as to the quantum of media coverage received for this event. Food Fest and other specific projects that are dependent on grant funding. A number of applications by willing volunteers have already been lodged to support the Chamber’s lead projects. Members were reminded that they need to return Chamber purchased lighting to Felicity Newman at All Things Christmas at the end of July, so that lighting could be properly stored for the December/January period. Members are also reminded that subscriptions need to be paid by end of July. A short report was provided by members working on the various projects such as Food Fest, 2012 Australian Body Art Carnivale and the December festive season. Communications Officer, Maree Thomson suggested trialling a member newsletter so as to keep members better informed. The President reported on the disappointing response to the parking response – results which are inconclusive. 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 ecc@eumundi.info or go online to www.eumundi.info Next Meeting: Monday 15 August 2011 @ 5.30pm @ Satellite Room, The Pavillion Markets, 76 Memorial Dr, Eumundi. Members and potential members are welcome to attend.

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Business and Community News Mosaic classes on the deck

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nnie Bennett (left), with students Tracey, Ann and Mollie, is offering mosaic classes at her home which has inspiring views across to Mount Eerwah and a colourful gallery of her work. Readers may remember Annie’s Mostly Mosaic stall that she ran for five years at the Eumundi Markets until she turned her attention to an online business offering mosaic

supplies. She has also done commission work and taught the art of mosaics at TAFE. Annie says she now has her “dream studio” (where she will retail mosaic supplies) and is looking forward to sharing it with students at her mosaic classes. The classes will be open to all, from teenagers up, at beginner, intermediate and open levels.

Local hero wins Rotary award

Eumundi strawberry farmer Thelma Ladewig receiving the Rotary Club of Cooroy Reg Bryant trophy from outgoing president Tim Comino. Tim was pleased to present the award to Thelma for her community service organising more than a container full of mainly new clothing and homeware items through Rotary to the township of Theodore following the floods. Enquiries about Rotary, phone Bob Ward on 0412 715 461.

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Photo: LisaSista Photography Special guests at the opening of Bike-Her Motorcycle Gear at the top of town, Kenn and Andrea Louis from Neds Motorcycle Wear. Andrea says their success as a supplier to Bike-Her and other retailers is due in no small part to Kevlar in jeans and tops that gives riders extra wear and protection and differentiates their product from others.

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unshine Coast Hinterland Bike & Hot Rod Expo will be held this Saturday 6 August 10am-4pm at Eumundi Showgrounds. As well as bikes and hot rods, the expo will feature the FMX Kaos Freestyle Team with a special appearance of Super X and Nitro circus rider Robbie Marshall. The Rain featuring Kevin Borich will provide live music. There will be 45 trade stalls and Thursday 4 August 2011

a jumping castle, face painting and a giant slide for the young ones. Entry is $10 for an adult and $20 for a family. Proceeds from the day will be shared between the AGL action rescue helicopter and Eumundi State School. Phone 0431 062 008 for information. Show entries are from 8am.

umundi electrician Beau Picken (right) from Recharge Electrical, on the ready to help locals save money on their electricity bills. Beau is able to help users change their current set up to receive up to 60 per cent cheaper electricity charges for hot water and for a pool. Beau has to make a change or two to a customer’s meter box to set it up for a tariff change over

and then lodge a form with Energex to make the savings flow. These savings are available to householders who have a new or existing heat pump, solar or electric storage hot water system as well as pools. For more information you can visit the Energex website www.energex. com.au/offpeak and Beau’s web site www.rechargeelectrical.com.

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NERGEX will begin upgrading several short sections of the overhead and underground electricity network in the Eumundi area this week. The local powerline upgrades are part of the $4m project to improve the reliability of supply for more than 3000 homes and businesses in Eumundi and surrounding areas. The project is associated with the construction of the new minimodular Eumundi Substation on West Eumundi Rd, which is nearing completion. The powerline upgrades will involve:

 installing 400m of new underground power cables from the new Eumundi Substation, south along West Eumundi Rd  installing 500m of new overhead powerlines along West Eumundi Rd to connect to the existing overhead network  upgrading the ageing overhead powerlines and poles between the southern end of Balsam Rd to the intersection of Hatfield Rd  upgrading the ageing overhead powerlines in Sale St, Elizabeth St, Ward St and Alice St. Weather permitting the project is expected to be completed by late 2011.

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Community News On their bikes!

Health Matters Medical Centre expands doctor hours

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Question In 10 years time what real improvements do you think we can count on for small hinterland towns and districts such as ours in alternative transport options?

he Eumundi Family Medical Centre now has Dr Carlos Sanchez available for appointments an extra day per week. The new hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30am to 5pm. There is

a nurse available Monday to Friday. Enquiries are being made to secure a female doctor for Wednesdays and Saturdays in the next few months. The next Women’s Health Clinic is on Friday 5 August.

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Response It is very clear that transport options are likely to be very different in 10 years' time. With the implications of peak oil and increased fuel prices now widely accepted, even from the conservative International Energy Agency, the luxury of single passenger private vehicles will decrease markedly. "Traditional" public transport will be focussed on higher density residential areas, so that hinterland areas will need to find alternative innovative solutions. Small scale flexible community transport solutions are likely to emerge as the front runners in responding to this situation. In this regard, both Eumundi and the Sunshine Coast Council have pioneered examples of such solutions. The Eumundi community bus is a great example of a community maximising its resources to meet local transport needs. I cite it as a great example whenever I get the opportunity. The Flexilink bus services introduced by Council between hinterland centres and public transport nodes are also models that are likely to increase in the future. In addition, social transport services such as the Council cabs will also enable older residents to stay in their homes and access basic shopping and other services at an affordable cost. I am also watching the emergence of electric bicycles with considerable interest, as they will extend the distance able to be travelled, and the demographic of those who will be using them. This has emerged as one of the high growth areas in European cycling for the last couple of years and I expect that to occur in Australia, particularly when current power restrictions are reviewed.

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Margie Carty (left) and Deb Mergard on a practice run for The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

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Dr Carlos performing an ear microsuction on a patient at Eumundi Family Medical Centre. Ear microsuction is the modern safe way to clean ear canals using the magnified view of a surgical microscope and a small instrument attached to a suction device. It is a painless procedure and can be used for anyone with blocked waxy ears, foreign bodies in the ear and for those with an ear infection such as the common “swimmer ear”.

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argie and Deb are Prep teaching colleagues at Eumundi State School. Their lives have been touched by cancer affecting close ones and they have taken on the challenge of raising $5000 and cycling 240 km from Brisbane to Somerset and back with many hundreds of like-minded cyclists. The major fund-raiser planned by the duo is a Colours for Cancer Trivia Night to be held on Friday 12 August at Eumundi State School hall at 7pm. Tables of up to eight may be formed or individuals can join one of the tables. The donation requested is $15 per head. It’s BYO finger food with drinks available at the bar. The community bus is available for booking. There are prizes for best dressed and best decorated table and so on. Dress code is “Colourful” – team colours, loud colours, bright colours, any colours. Tickets are available at the school or at the Servo. Donations are sought for prizes. To give a hand, phone Deb on 0409 645 551 or Margie on 0432 969 312.

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Saturday Children’s Author Event − Sat 27 August 10am The Great Expedition – read by author Peter Carnavas with drawing tips. Join us for this free book reading about a team of brave young explorers who cross wild country to deliver a valuable parcel. Would you like to be part of a book group, a music group or a film group at Berkelouw Books? Days, times and how often to meet would be determined by your response. Please email eumundi@berkelouw.com.au or give us a call preferably by the end of August.

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Community News Ian’s community service recognised

News in brief Celebrations to mark 100 years since the Noosa Shire Council held its first meeting in what is now the Noosa Museum Pomona, will be held from 10am to 12 noon on Tuesday 13 September. RSVP for morning tea to 5485 1080 by 31 August. Belli Hall’s next old-time dance is on Saturday 6 August from 7.30pm and will feature the Sunshine Swing band and vocalist Rex Eggmolesse. Visit www. bellihall.com. Unitywater encourages customers who are experiencing financial hardship or have issues paying their accounts to call 1300 0 UNITY (1300 0 86489) to discuss the various payment options with their customer service staff. Information on Payment Plans and Unitywater’s Financial Hardship Policy are available online at www. unitywater.com, or by calling 1300 0 UNITY for the cost of a local call. Cooroy Clothing Swap Fest will be held at the Cooroy Memorial Hall on Saturday 13 August from 9am till noon – $10 entry with refreshments available. Bring a bag full of good condition swap clothes. Professional stylists will assist with body shapes and correct clothing swap. All clothing not swapped will be donated to charity. Bellbunya Sustainable Community at 114 Browns Rd Belli Park are hosting a weekend focused on the journey from sustainable building to ‘biological’ homes, weekend 6–7 August from 9.30am each day. The cost of $65 p.p. includes all meals; booking ahead is essential for catering. Overnight accommodation is available at very reasonable rates; see

www.bellbunya.org.au. Koen Roels, visiting from France (http:// ecologicalconstruct.free.fr), will assist with open conversations. Fire Prevention will be the topic of a talk by John Sparrow on Saturday 6 August at 1.30pm at Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. John is Volunteer Community Educator with the Ridgewood Fire Brigade. The talk will be followed by the general meeting. More ‘How to Start Your Research’ classes are being held on Saturdays 13 and 20 August. Fee of $10 covers both sessions. There are limited places in these popular seminars, so phone 5442 5570 to book. Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington advises that the Neighbourhood Disputes Bill will be completed in this week’s sittings. “I believe this new legislation will help clarify the rules affecting property boundaries, and help property owners resolve disputes over shared fences and overhanging trees,” said Peter, who has been elected as a member of one of the government’s new all-party committees – the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee. The main purpose of the committee is to monitor and review the performance of the functions of the Crime and Misconduct Commission, to report to Parliament on matters relevant to the CMC, and to participate in selection of commissioners of the CMC. Peter advises that his next Cooroy meeting is in the Cooroy RSL boardroom on Thursday 1 September, with anyone who would like to meet with him asked to organise an appointment by phoning 5441 6933.

Ian Benjamin, formerly of Eumundi Photo Hut, receiving a thank you and farewell gift from Eumundi Historical Assn insert president Joyce Turnbull on behalf of members. Ian will shortly join his partner Sue Langdon at Elcho Island, NT.

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umundi CWA held its 85th AGM on 19 July. Branch president Dell Ford reported its provision of bursaries to Eumundi State School and Noosa High School, and the annual collaboration with Eumundi School in a concert for International Day last month, the country of study being East Timor. She said branch members have been busy through the year at Divisional, Regional and State meetings and have competed in public speaking, dressmaking and handicraft competitions,

“even winning some”. Dell closed her report with a thank you to members and visitors for attending the meeting and grateful thanks to Eumundi members for their support to the branch. Pictured are Eumundi branch executive officers: retiring international officer Florence Saunders (left), retiring vice president Lorely Tulk, vice president Judy Lang, secretary Robin Bryan, president Dell Ford and treasurer Barbara Robinson.

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Your Say Signs and signs

This image was an exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney a while back; I thought our Council would like it as they never stop putting up signs! Now we have “Noosa” signs on all the roads as well as “You are now entering a restricted parking zone” Go figure! E Riding, Eumundi Climate change or not – is that really the question? I don’t profess to know if the scientists have it right or wrong. I can only apply my own logic and what I believe is common sense, to see that the earth contains limited resources, just as my finances and assets constitute my limited resources. I have to adapt to make the best use of what I have. If I continue to live beyond my resources, I will undoubtedly suffer the consequences of my actions. We all must be willing to adapt for the sake of the future of all creatures that are privileged enough to call this planet home. Whether you believe in climate change or not, one thing I am sure we can all agree on is that the ongoing use of the earth’s resources is finite and that pollution is a real thing and is bad for the health of the planet and everything that lives on it. As a result, renewalable energy resources need to be embraced to at least complement our current generation of energy, and ultimately replace non-renewable sources wherever possible to reduce our reliance on those

finite resources. We can argue endlessly about how we may make this happen, but eventually we will need to face this reality or there will be no fossil fuels or dirty coal or other resources to burn, apart from the waste we create. The sooner we can accept this fact, the sooner we can embrace this need for change and take the next step. We require people with initiative to make this change possible. We can try any means at our disposal to make this happen. None of the schemes suggested will be favoured by all of us as everyone has an agenda and will be impacted by any change to some degree. As a result, we resist any attempt to implement change. We all grizzled when Howard introduced GST, me included, but now we live with it, even though we still have to pay other taxes that it was meant to replace. But if we do nothing, the only thing that is certain is that nothing will change. I believe we must support the efforts of any government that is willing to try to make that first step. The idea may not be the right one and it may need to be altered in the future, but a bold initiative is being made and we may even be seen to be leading the world. No policy is perfect, be it Abbott’s or Gillard’s, but we must do something, that much must be clear. If we try and fail, then we can say we have made the effort. So let’s get on with it and make the first step. Like a child, it may be wobbly, it is fraught with danger, we may get run over by a bus walking down the street one day. Some may choose to wait and see if it is safe to proceed, but does that ever stop us from learning to walk? We must stand up and take that first step before it’s too late. Joe Jurisevic, Tewantin

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n July 1987, aged just 23, my friend Wolfgang and I drove from southern Germany in my very old and very orange Gemini, via Denmark and Sweden, to Norway. It was our first visit to this large country with a small population, attached to a beautiful landscape with a frilly coastline of wild fjords. The Norwegians are called the Italians of the north because of their hospitality, warmth and sense of humour. Everywhere strangers invited us to stay in their homes, sharing their stories and homemade schnapps. In Oslo we visited the Norges Hjemmefrontsmuseum, which hosts a great exhibition about the resistance that the brave Norwegians showed during Nazi Germany’s occupation from 1930 to 1945. We discussed history with young people we met in youth clubs and in the Oscar Vigeland Park in Oslo where, during the long summer days, young and

old come together among huge granite sculptures to talk, drink a few beers, eat and play the guitar. We camped on the Tyrifjorde, one of the largest fjords of Norway, not far from Utøya island where many young Norwegians celebrate the summer solstice in June. For almost two months they seem not to sleep – instead they dance, sing and party. Wolfgang and I swam to the island and were made welcome. The red night sky, the open landscape and the singing of young Norwegians stayed in my mind for many years. Just now, 24 years later in the same month, I watched news footage of young, slain Norwegians on Utøya Island – that for me represents the spirit of the young people I met – that is now a place of horror where so many young people who wanted to do only good for their country were murdered. I close my eyes and see Edwards Munch’s painting The Scream.

Love or detest something? This is your chance to shout it from the treetops. Send up to 300 words to editor@eumundigreen.com.au

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Schools News Twenty five years of “Good Shepherding” WHAT'S IN THE SPOTLIGHT Enjoy the Wildflower Festival Take a walk full of colour and interest through the wet and dry heathland of Marcus High Dunes as part of this year’s Spring Wildflower Festival. This free guided walk will take place on 22 August at 9am, and is just one of the many on offer across the Coast throughout the festival. Bookings are essential and can be made via council's online events calendar.

Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards

Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Noosaville celebrated the 25th anniversary of its foundation day on 20 July with a service in the hall and morning tea. Pictured are pupils of PS5 leading students, teachers and visitors in the closing hymn. Good Shepherd is a co-educational Pre-Prep to Year 12 College.

Wallum Froglet visits again

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oosa Civic’s Wallum Froglet on parade again at Eumundi State School to award them for the second time with the first place prize of $5000 for being the winning school in the Noosa Civic great giveaway competition. Shoppers who visited Noosa Civic during the competition time nominated Eumundi State School more than any other school. It seems Eumundi families not only love to shop but they love to support their school.

Eumundi’s got talent

Do you know of an outstanding local businessperson or a special employee that deserves recognition for their commitment to excellence? Entries for the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards 2011 are closing soon. To nominate a Sunshine Coast business or individual of your choice, visit www.maroochy.org/awards or call 5443 5661.

Grants for conservation projects Calling all landholders—do you need help with a conservation project on your property? Council is offering Landholder Environment Grants to help with projects like weed control, fencing of waterways or installing off-stream stock watering points. Expressions of interest are open from 1–19 August. Find out more online or call 5475 7272.

Encompass – have you got yours? The latest edition of Encompass—council's free quarterly magazine—has been delivered to all letterboxes. Encompass is packed with information on council’s latest projects, activities, events and prgrams. If you haven't received your copy give council a call on 5475 7272 for a replacement.

Literary lunch with Nick Earls Join one of Australia’s favourite authors for lunch on Monday 8 August as part of the Get Reading! campaign. It’s a great opportunity to hear Nick talk about his books and writing. Lunch is at Ebb Waterfront Dining and Cellar, Maroochydore and costs $45 per head. Bookings are essential and can be made through the Libraries eShop or by phoning 5475 7272.

Sirolli Seminar for business Join Dr Ernesto Sirolli at the Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Monday 12 September and gain inspiration and practical insights for business development or for coaching business people or for those dealing with government support agencies. For more information visit council’s online events calendar or email niser@niser.org.au

COUNCIL MEETINGS Performance and Service Committee Meeting 9am, 16 August, Nambour. Strategy and Planning Committee Meeting 1pm, 17 August, Nambour. Ordinary Meeting 9.30am, 24 August, Nambour. Teannah Lanser sang and Lockie Jackway played his guitar on parade last week. Teannah and Lockie are early nominees in Eumundi’s got talent competition to be run in conjunction with Eumundi State School’s Arts in Action day on 9 September. Thursday 4 August 2011

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Markets Drum Tour de France and Eumundi Square Feel the beat of The Taiko Drum

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Local coppersmith and master craftsman Vaughan Robinson has this creation at his Eumundi Square outlet. Vaughan says, “Aussie Cadel Evans has finally broken through to win the Tour de France and we are celebrating with my annual limited run of copper artwork Peloton.” Visit www.creativelights.com for more images. Vaughan creates copper artwork from wall art pieces, water features and lighting, to costume jewellery, with locally sourced materials and handmade by locals for clients worldwide.

Original Eumundi Markets at the King of the Mountain

iroshima International College will be at the Original Eumundi Markets on 6 August, represented by a group of 15, mainly primary school students. A vibrant and entertaining group of children, they will be here for Hiroshima Peace Day, promoting world peace, and. part of their trip is focused on raising some much needed funds for the Japanese

Red Cross for the victims of the recent earthquake. The Taiko presentation allows locals and visitors to experience authentic traditional Japanese culture first hand through hearing and experiencing the beat of ancient Taiko drums, through traditional Japanese dance, and through exposure to ancient Japanese calligraphy skills.

Eumundi Market stall holders at Southbank showcase

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tall holders CT Fine Foods and Suncoast Limes joined with 22 other Sunshine Coast gourmet food and wine growers and producers last weekend to showcase their quality products alongside a range of other Queensland exhibitors, at the popular annual Regional Flavours food event at Southbank. The Sunshine Coast exhibitors are all part of the Season of the Sun local food group which formed the largest contingent at the event. Jason from CT Fine Foods Sippy Downs said that the event was attended by discerning “foodies” who were very interested in his pasta, dukkah and fettuccine products and the fact that he used flour directly from Tamworth

farmers where the wheat was milled on Monday and delivered to his kitchen by Wednesday. Jason said “It was a very busy market place and it was good exposure for us. I sold out of product on the first day.” Linda from Suncoast Limes also reported positively on Regional Flavours. “I received very positive feedback about our colourful stand and our sugar-free cordial which was a clear crowd pleaser; all of the Sunshine Coast stall holders were in one area all displaying a Season of the Sun brochure. It was certainly a very good promotional opportunity” said Linda.

Excellence in Business Awards

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ominations for the 17th Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards dedicated to supporting and celebrating business on the Sunshine Coast are open. Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd encourages nominations as “the awards promote vitality and continue to reflect how the Sunshine Coast does business”. The criteria and the categories

for 2011 have again been streamlined. Importantly, the integrity of the awards is maintained through robust audit procedures and a three-tiered judging process. Nominees will be able to prepare their awards submissions on-line with entries closing on Wednesday 31 August. www. maroochy.org/sunshine-coastexcellence-business.

Cooroy Professional and Business Women's breakfast Wednesday 10 August – 7.15am for 7.30am start Guest speaker: Joyce Turnbull, editor Eumundi Green, on career experiences and leadership in various business and community settings over several decades Maison De Provence, Wattle Street, Cooroy will be serving a delicious breakfast for only $15pp RSVP IS A MUST by Monday 8 August Phone Wanda on 5447 6145 to make your reservation Thursday 4 August 2011


Arts Scene Indee Theatre News John Burls

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ll folk who have enjoyed the stage work of actor Alan Ball over the years of The Indee, are invited to his tribute night at 7.30pm on Saturday 13 August. Screening of some of the highlights of Alan’s performances in theatre will be combined with remembrances of some of the fun things that happened behind the scenes. Admission will be a $10 donation and all monies from the bar, coffee shop and door will go to the Coast’s two special schools, Nambour and Currimundi. The annual January pantomime always donates generously to these two establishments and Alan strongly supported the concept of the annual fund-raiser and appeared in many of the pantos. Make up a table and join in the fun. Book on 5472 8200.

The late Alan Ball as St George in The Reluctant Dragon.

The next Indee show will be on Friday, Saturday Sunday 2, 3 and 4 September when the Lux Radio Theatre takes to the stage. As well as our one-hour re-enactment of the live radio drama, The Third Man, we’ve been fortunate to gain permission to screen archival footage of some of the great stars of the golden era, such as Jack Davey, Bob Dyer, Roy Rene (“Mo”), and Ada and Elsie, along with comedies and serials of the day. The “live” radio play will feature a strong cast – Eddie Ellis, Bob Stuart, Marion Johnson, Richard Luscombe and John Burls – and of course they’ll all don evening wear for the occasion. Add in a set of 1950s microphones and replica mantle-radios on each table, and the atmosphere is nearly all there. But to cover all the nostalgic senses, Lyn’s Coffee Shop will feature $1 pies all weekend. Tickets for Friday and Saturday nights are $20, concessions $18, Sunday $18. Book on 5472 8200. Plans are well underway for special Indee shows to mark next year’s 100th anniversary of the School of Arts Hall. The first of these will be in April and the last in November on the actual anniversary.

For theatre bookings, please phone 5472 8200

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n Sunday 21 August, artists will flock to Montville to showcase their work and teach visitors a few tricks of their individual trades from 10am– 12noon as part of this year’s Sunshine Coast Walks Festival. Visitors can meet Kim Shoenberger at the Main Street Gallery and watch her mould a lump of clay into one of her award winning products. Ken Rays will be turning wood at Montville Woods, and Tina Cooper will be blowing some of her impressive glass creations at Illume Creations. Only a short 4km meander down the road will have visitors arriving at the picturesque Flame

Hill Vineyard to meet Kendall Perkins and view some of her colourful and innovative artwork. For a real hands-on artistic experience, the Walk & Sketch through Kondalilla is on Saturday 27 August from 9am–12 noon and involves walking through tropical rainforest and taking time out to sketch the surroundings with other art lovers. The walk is guided by local artist Evangeline Cachinero and ends with a relaxing BBQ and the opportunity for participants to share their sketches. The walk costs $10 (plus BBQ) and booking are essential. Visit www. sunshinecoastwalksfestival.com.au.

Eumundi artist in the winning stakes

Love and other landscapes

Local artist Mandy McGuire, along with artists Trish Robson, Wendy McGrath and Lorna Martin, have collaborated to bring a very successful exhibition to the Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre that ends this Saturday 6 August. Mandy’s paintings celebrate our biggest carbon store, the humble pine tree. Mandy said that the pines, many of them Eumundi locals, had seduced her over an extended period of time. “But they are also personal symbols of love,” said Mandy. “They are part of my on-going story.” Thursday 4 August 2011

Eumundi artist Shirley Strano with one of the two awards at the Mary Valley Art Festival – one, a drawing of a variety of Wallum plants, and the other a hand-coloured lino-cut called The Artist’s Garden With Crested Doves. The judge, Stefanie Outridge-Field, said of the lino-cut, “It is a beautiful print exploring the natural mayhem and juxtaposition in a garden with strong line work qualities pulling the image together.” And of the drawing, “It is a delightful and intense work which shows great observation of the subject and focused mark making.” Shirley is represented by The Gallery Eumundi.

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argaret Loy Pula was named the winner of the prestigious national art prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. Margaret said that her winning work, Anatye (Bush Potato) represents her father’s dreaming and is a series of fine, almost microscopic dots. “Growing up in the small outstations at Utopia, outside

Alice Springs, I would watch the bush potato vines grow after the rains and the women who would then dig up the vines and cook them in the hot coals of a fire. The Sunshine Coast Art Prize for 2011 is currently being exhibited at the Caloundra Regional Gallery until 11 September, open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 4pm.

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hanks to LisaSista Photography for two great shots of Noosa based band, Smokin’ Mirrors at the Imperial Hotel and the Barleyshakes at Joe’s Waterhole recently. Lisa reports that Smokin Mirrors played great Classic Pub Rock Covers and a really broad mix of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that had everyone up and dancing. The Barleyshakes were part of a gig at Joe’s Waterhole to raise money for the Peregian and Nambour Originals Insurance Fundraiser. Lisa said that Doonan’s talented Barleyshakes won her heart through a special song dedication to LisaSista.

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Margaret Loy Pula with her painting Anatye (Bush Potato).

John and Rick Brewster at Joe’s

John and Rick Brewster, guitarists from The Angels will play the music of Bob Dylan at Joe’s Waterhole on Saturday 20 August.

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umundi country music artist Chad Shuttleworth is returning home after spending four and a half months, based in Tamworth NSW. Chad has also travelled to Sydney several times to song write with well-known artists. He has had amazing experiences along the way, and has been fortunate to meet and perform with other top artists, including performing at Troy Cassar-Daley’s “After Party” with Troy’s band. In June, he returned to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, to support one of Australia’s leading country music band Jetty Road. Jetty Road last year won a Golden Guitar for group of the year at the Country Music Awards in Tamworth. Chad will now be based at home for a few months but will still perform on the main

stage at the Monkerai Spring Country Music Festival in NSW, Rockhampton, Bundaberg as well as local venues.

Chad’s trailer sponsored by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) on tour at Narrabri. The trailer branded with Experience Eumundi “stood out” on tour from Tamworth to many towns in the west of New South Wales and Queensland. Thursday 4 August 2011


Saluting our Talented Sports Women Congratulations Stefany Mabb

Meg Gemmell, you are a star!

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nnually secondary schools in Queensland are invited to nominate one student as their award nominee. The Pierre de Coubertin Awards are named after the man acknowledged as the founder of the modern Olympic games. Stefany said she was proud to represent her school, Noosa District SHS, for such a prestigious award from the Olympic Council and attributed her success to

the good sportsmanship and fair play promoted through the school which allows her to participate in a variety of sporting activities. Stefany trains and plays at an elite level in athletics. Stefany’s mother Elizabeth says that managing the time for this and soccer for Cooroy commitments as well as Year 11 studies poses big challenges for Stefany and her family and makes life extremely busy.

Eumundi’s Stefany Mabb with the coveted Pierre de Coubertin Award for 2011 in front of Sommerville House, Brisbane. The award was for “initiative, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play for athletes in a variety of sports”.

eg has had an outstanding year so far. A fortnight ago she competed in the Queensland Primary Schools Cross Country Championships in Roma winning the 12 year old girls 3000m in a time of 10:37. Meg was also a member of the 12 year old girls Sunshine Coast Cross Country relay team that took out the gold medal for the second year running. She has been selected in the Queensland team to compete in the Australian Cross Country Championships in Canberra during August.

A few days ago Meg competed at the Sunshine Coast Regional Track and Field Titles at the USC Track in high jump and the 800m. She ran very well in the 800m – 2:30 and first place. Meg has excelled in a number of sports over recent years – so many that it is difficult to keep track of her achievements. Some examples of her sporting prowess include rugby union, touch, swimming, surf lifesaving, track and field, aquathon, and cross country. Meg is also well respected at her school as the school captain.

Eumundi State School year 7 student Meg Gemmell on her winning way again on the track.

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Celebrate Food A story of soup Sue Campin

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ccording to Wikipedia, the established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon (simple stock) and consommé (clarified clear soup). Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are generally vegetable soups thickened with starch, and bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream. Also according to Wikipedia, soups led to the establishment of restaurants … how can that be?

Apparently the word restaurant (meaning “[something] restoring”) was first used in France in the 16th century to describe a highly concentrated, inexpensive soup sold by street vendors, that was advertised as an antidote to physical exhaustion. In 1765, a Parisian entrepreneur opened a shop specialising in such soups and called it a restaurant! With this lovely brisk weather, soups are a perfect potion for almost anything and here are a few favourite recipes.

Asian Chicken Sweet Corn Soup for one Ingredients 1 chicken breast/thigh 1 small onion 2 cups of chicken stock or chicken stock powder in 2 cups of water 1 tbsp fish sauce, or less depending on your taste 310g can sweetened creamed corn One egg white

Method Cook diced onion in a non-stick pot. Add diced chicken breast/ thigh and sauté until lightly cooked through. Add chicken stock and fish sauce. Bring to the boil and simmer whilst adding a can of creamed corn. Quickly whisk in some egg white before serving. Thanks to Anna Huynh, cook extraordinaire.

Green Soup Ingredients 250g mushrooms 1 large onion 2 coves garlic 4 zucchini 3 handfuls baby spinach Chicken stock Method Fry mushrooms, chopped onion and finely diced garlic until lightly

browned. Add the chopped zucchini, baby spinach and 2-3 cups of chicken stock (depending how thick you like the soup). Whizz in a blender. Add salt and pepper to taste, and smoked paprika or chilli powder for extra zing. Serve with crusty bread. Thanks to Lupita Green, inventor of Green Soup.

Curried cashew and carrot soup with yoghurt sauce Ingredients 3 large carrots (500g) 2 small onions 1 tbsp butter 1-2 tbsp curry powder 3 cups water 3 tsp vegetable stock powder 1 cup toasted, ground cashew nuts Yogurt sauce 1 cup unsweetened yogurt, 1tsp finely sliced mint 1 finely crushed clove of garlic Method Toast cashews in half a teaspoon of oil under a grill. Sauté onions in butter and curry powder until soft in butter and curry powder. Add the chopped

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carrots, water and stock and simmer until carrots are tender. Add the carrots and onions to the ground cashews in a blender, with enough of the stock to create the desired consistency. Add seasonings to taste. Top each serving with a dollop of yogurt sauce. made from a cup of unsweetened yogurt, 1tsp finely sliced mint and 1 finely crushed clove of garlic. Recipe thanks to soup lover Greg, from Alison Holst’s New Zealand book published in 1999, Meals without meat. For the best flavour, have the nuts lightly and evenly toasted. The finer the nuts are ground, the smoother and thicker the soup will be.

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Health and Lifestyle Lower high blood pressure naturally

Maria Sturre, naturopath, Make A Difference Health & Fitness

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lood pressure is the pressure of your blood in your arteries as the heart pumps it around your body. High blood pressure (hypertension) usually has no warning signs, and if you have high blood pressure it can lead to serious problems such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or kidney disease. Your risk of heart, stroke and blood vessel disease increases as your blood pressure increases and, for most people, the lower the blood pressure the better. Smoking, high blood cholesterol, having diabetes and being overweight increase the risks of

serious problems associated with high blood pressure. Many people with high blood pressure will be placed on prescription medication to lower it, but science has identified a number of natural substances which are regarded as just as effective at lowering elevated blood pressure. These include bonito peptides, taurine, magnesium, coenzyme Q10 and DHA. The best news is that they are also associated with a significant reduction in sideeffects that people can experience when taking medications for blood pressure.

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Woofstock, a festival for dogs

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rganisers of Woofstock – a festival for dogs – are gearing up for another successful all-day event (9am – 4pm) at the Original Eumundi Markets site on Sunday 11 September. Director Dave Daly announced that they had locked away a special guest for this year’s event in the form of the RAAF Police Dogs and were expecting good attendance numbers if last year’s event is

anything to go by. When Woofstock was launched in Eumundi in October 2010, it was a resounding success; and with the support of RSPCA QLD, local stall holders, dogs and their owners, this year’s Woofstock will be no exception. For more information on Woofstock (Eumundi) and how you can be involved visit www. woofstock.com.au.

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In the Spotlight A fortunate life Caroline Arnett

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ife in Sydney was driving Wanda Jardine slowly but surely “insane”. She knew the door to her real estate career was closing and the time felt right. With her bags packed, she bundled herself into her car and drove off towards the northern horizon. Early into her journey she rang her friend in Port Macquarie who asked her to drop by and stay, which she gratefully accepted. When he inquired as to what her plans were she replied, “I’m going to just keep driving north until I find a place.” That place turned out to be Airlie Beach with its captivating turquoise water. Her desire to sell up in Sydney to buy five acres in Airlie and grow tomatoes was strong, until her friend in Port Macquarie told her honestly that that too might drive her crazy. She knew he was right. Having read many articles on attaining the mental attitude of being positive, she had decided to say “yes“ to as many things as possible, and was totally surprised when a new door

Wanda (centre) with two friends.

suddenly opened. As fate would have it, Wanda became PA to Keith Williams, the founder of Hamilton Island and Sea World, living on “The Rock” (Hamilton Is) as the locals refer to it. After five years it was clearly

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time to move on as “Rock Rot” and tropical fever began to set in. Regretfully Wanda headed back to her house in Sydney and quickly discovered it was impossible to cope with the frantic pace and the noise. Not one for putting up

with unhappy situations, she found herself on the Sunshine Coast where she has lived happily for the past 16 years. “I arrived in 1995, on 11th day of the 11th month at 11am,” she says proudly. Wanda quickly discovered a niche in the market for a responsible, reliable house-sitter and pet minder, which has been her business since her arrival here. Being involved in many different groups introduces her to a lot of business opportunities. She is a passionate Noosa deamalgamation member and belongs to Rotary, as well as being involved with the Cooroy Professional & Business Women’s Early Bird Breakfast Group. Many of her clients have become close friends, including the chooks, birds, cats and dogs she has taken care of. “If you love what you do, then it’s not a job, so this isn’t really a job for me … I always seem to be busy … and I enjoy the simplicity … I think I have a fortunate life.” Contact Wanda at: born2wanda@live.com.au.

Operating Wednesday Markets for Our Community

Harmony Soapworks Rosemaree Semmens from Pomona and her brother Andrew hand make a delicious range of natural, chemical-free soaps that look good enough to eat. And it is a true family concern, their mum and dad taking the soaps along on their travels to sell at country markets. Rosemaree says she has been coming to Eumundi Markets since she was a little kid and loves the community. “It’s easy-going and in six years on the Wednesday terraces we’ve had no problems.” She says it is like a second home. “We get here at 5.30 in the morning and sit and have a chat over coffee.” www.harmonysoapworks.com.au

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Bits and Pieces

Did you know THIS? 1 How old is a nonagenarian? (a) Between 1 and 9, (b) Under 50, (c) Between 90-99, (d) 100 plus 2 Where do peanuts form? (a) Under the ground, (b) Along the ground, (c) Above ground, (d) In water 3 What spirit is typically the base of a Bloody Mary cocktail? (a) Whisky, (b) Vodka, (c) Gin, (d) Rum 4 Which team was the first to be defeated by the Gold Coast Suns this AFL premiership season? (a) Port Adelaide, (b) Melbourne, (c) Adelaide Crows, (d) Essendon Answers: 1 (c), 2 (a), 3 (b), 4 (a)

Keep Smiling Proofreading not perfect? Red tape holds up new bridge at Yandina You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape? Man struck by lightning: faces battery charge He probably IS the battery charge! New study of obesity looks for larger test group Weren’t they big enough?! Kids make nutritious snacks Do they taste like chicken? Caloundra High School dropouts cut in half Chainsaw massacre all over again! Hospitals are sued by 7 foot doctors My goodness, are they tall! brought to you by MATT NOAKES Eumundi Post Office • Ph 5442 8202 Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00 • Sat 8.30-11.00

Green Tip Two problems with one solution Janet Millington

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ver wondered what you might use the lids of pressure cans for? And tired of rusty or blunt pins? Make a pin cushion from a plastic lid firmly packed with steel wool. Cover the bulging steel wool with bright fabric to match the lid, secure it with elastic bands and cover those with a ribbon. This gives the lid a whole new purpose and keeps your pins from rusting as well as keeping them sharp. Simply insert the pins in the top of the muffin-shaped holder. We are going to have to become a conserver community if we want to reduce waste and the energy used to manufacture replacement items. If you have Thursday 4 August 2011

a well-loved pin tin already, cut a piece of absorbent paper to fit the bottom and add a drop of machine oil; that will stop them rusting. But I find the “pin muffin” handy beside the machine. It really stops the fingers from leaving the pin tin with many pins in the finger tips. Ouch! If you haven’t used the machine for a while maybe dig it out and try a bit of creative recycling of your family’s previously high fashion items. Turn dresses into skirts and tops, long pants into shorts, coats into vests and double sheets into single sheets or pillow cases. The items you can reinvigorate are limited only by your imagination.

Well, the rubber hit the road this month for ECCO’s Experience Eumundi (EE). On the heels of our successful Sunshine Coast Council Economic Development grant application and discussions with Tourism Noosa, our dream of building a coherent and successful brand strategy for Eumundi is becoming tangible. Here are some of the things you will see happening around Eumundi over the coming weeks and months. The Experience Eumundi Tent will start appearing in the Original Eumundi Markets from the first week in August. It will be a centre for information about what to do in Eumundi with the goal of keeping visitors longer to enjoy the sights, tastes, smells and sounds of Eumundi. Thanks to Peter Homan and the OEM team who will erect and store the tent. Volunteers from Discover Eumundi will staff it on Wednesdays but we need volunteers on Saturday. If you are interested please contact Wendy Birrell at Discover Eumundi. Experience Eumundi Champion – Tourism Noosa recently visited Eumundi to discuss how we could collaborate to increase tourism numbers in Noosa region. A position description is being developed for a part-time person dedicated to Eumundi to implement our marketing plan and work closely with Tourism Noosa to leverage their considerable experience in this area. Experience Eumundi Website – the EE committee interviewed six local web design candidates to build the new Experience Eumundi website which will be a showcase for everything that Eumundi has to offer our locals and visitors alike. The project is due for completion in late September early October with the successful studio due to be announced this week. Experience Eumundi Research – EE has partnered with University of the Sunshine Coast to deliver customer insight research for Eumundi. Eumundi businesses and market leaders will be consulted on the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the research over the next few weeks. If you see Experience Eumundi researchers around town please say hello! Experience Eumundi Signage – a plan is being prepared to modernise and upgrade the signage around Eumundi to draw visitors to Eumundi and assist them to find the sights and delights of our beautiful town. We are looking for support from Sunshine Coast Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads to assist with this project. If you have any signage suggestions please be in touch. Experience Eumundi DVD on Air New Zealand flights – a group of Eumundi businesses are pooling their resources (supported by Experience Eumundi) to reach an audience of Kiwis travelling to Australia for holidays to enjoy our mild winter weather. Be Guided TV will be filming in Eumundi over the next week to produce a four minute in flight promotion about Eumundi which will be seen on rotation by 40,000 visitors a week right through to September. Kia-ora. That’s it for now. If you would like to comment or need more information please contact Maree Thomson on 0411 108 306 or mareethomson1@bigpond.com

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Environment and Outdoors Bush walks - Eumundi Conservation Park Elizabeth Vacher www.sunshinecoastbushwalks.com

Beware of things that go bump in the night! Jay Turner, Laguna Pest Control

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n area easily accessible and often overlooked for bushwalking in Eumundi is the Eumundi Conservation Park. This park is laced with tracks and trails that wind through a diversity of landscapes from gum forest to trickling streams lined with palms. Entrance to the park is near the Eumundi Wreckers, roughly 2km from Eumundi on the right hand side of the Eumundi-Noosa Rd. This walk is about 3 km and should take one hour. It features a steep rocky incline and is a shaded, timbered walk, and is suitable for mountain bike riders and bushwalkers. Directions: 1. Park your car at the carpark and enter through the metal gate to the right of Eumundi Wreckers. Turn hard right and follow the fence line. Keep the EumundiNoosa Rd on your right.

2. At the first intersection, follow the track to the left. 3. Take the first turn to the right. The track takes you through the forest and back towards the road. 4. At the T-intersection, turn left. The trail runs parallel to the road, then turns back into the forest. Continue on, keeping the fence line and private property on your right. 5. Proceed up a steep rocky incline and down the other side. Ignore the left hand turn and continue straight ahead, keeping the fence line on your right. The track runs through a rainforest gully and up the other side with views to Seib Road and the hills beyond. At the next T-intersection, turn left. 6. At the next triangular intersection, turn right. Stay on this track, ignoring the track off to the right. 7. At the crossroad, go straight ahead to the car park.

Eumundi Conservation Park weeding

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y popular demand, weed days in the Eumundi Conservation Park will re-commence this Saturday 6 August, from 2–5pm. Meeting place is at Verrierdale Forest Rd Gate, off Seib Rd. The new time is to allow more people to be able to get involved in this important community activity.

he string of cold nights has traditionally sent every rat or mouse in the district straight into our roof cavities. Combine that with an exceptionally high summer rainfall and you have conditions that have caused the highest rodent population Eastern Australia has seen in nearly 20 years. You only have to do a Google search for “Mouse plague 2011” and a host of links to recent newspaper articles pops up. As a pest controller, I have experienced a dramatic increase in rodent related work and many of my suppliers are struggling to meet the demand for rodent control products. Cooroy, Eumundi, Cootharaba and Peregian Springs areas are being dominated by mice, whereas Doonan, Noosa and Sunrise Beach areas are being dominated by rats. Their reputation as a pest is legendary because of their ability to contaminate and spoil food, spread disease and cause physical damage, combined with the prolific rate at which they reproduce. The biggest concern for homeowners is a rodent’s habit of chewing electrical wiring, often causing dangerous conditions and expensive repairs. Another factor which many people aren’t aware of is that

rodents are incontinent, which means they basically dribble urine wherever they go, including on your kitchen bench. Another misconception is “It’s ok cos they’re native rats”. The fact is, native rats generally avoid human habitation and the culprit is often the introduced Rattus rattus, commonly called the Black or Roof Rat, which is very different in appearance to the typical introduced Brown Rat, Rattus norvegicus that most people recognise. The other fact that most homeowners underestimate is the extent of the problem. One or two rats living in your roof go about their daily routine peacefully and quietly causing minimal noise; however, when these rats reproduce and their young begin to reach maturity, that’s when dominance and territory jostles begin and the typical “bump in the night” noises start. So if you’re hearing or seeing rodent activity, then you’ve got a problem that needs to be dealt with. Controlling a rodent population is limited to traps and baits for the homeowner. For more persistent activity it’s perhaps best to engage the services of a professional. For more information or tips on rodent control, check out www. lagunapestcontrol.com.au.

Canada Biosphere visitors at Noosa

For those who are attending for the first time Parks & Wildlife like participants to wear a hat, longsleeved shirt and trousers, boots and gloves. If anyone would like more information, please do not hesitate to be in contact. If you are planning to attend, please contact Ross Clarke on 0419 401 702.

Noosa Biosphere’s climate project tops the world

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oosa Biosphere has been recognised among 28 global biospheres for its efforts to promote debate, foster exchange and develop actions at a local level to push back on the effects of climate change. The study of what biospheres around the world are doing locally on the subject of climate change was undertaken

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by the Division of Science and Human Rights, German Commission for UNESCO in Bonn. Noosa Biosphere chair Michael Donovan said that all the 550 biospheres around the globe were asked to provide details of plans and actions being undertaken, and the Noosa Biosphere was among those chosen.

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arie-Pierre Clavette, Project Manager for the Manicouagan Biosphere Reserve in Quebec, Canada with Ben McMullen (right) and Noosa Biosphere Ltd chair Michael Donovan. The Manicouagan Biosphere Reserve in Quebec, Canada was the 10th international biosphere to

officially visit the Noosa Biosphere Reserve since it was created by UNESCO in 2007. Marie-Pierre was in Australia for the World Environment Education Conference held in Brisbane and travelled specifically to Noosa Biosphere Reserve for a side study tour. Thursday 4 August 2011


Nature Notes Pacific Baza Kon Hepers

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he Pacific Baza, Aviceda subcristata, is one of the species of hawks found in our area and up the Queensland coast to the Cape, also in northern NT and WA, with a number of close relatives in Asia and Africa. It has a number of older common names, the most usual being Crested Hawk, which is the meaning of its scientific name. The word “Baza” is derived from Arabic “baaz” for a goshawk. Bazas are a medium size hawk with broad, rounded wings having a fairly short span of about 750mm, well suited for their method of capturing prey by swooping in and out amongst the foliage of trees. Unlike with other hawks, you don’t have to worry about your chickens too much as the bazas very rarely pick up prey off the ground but catch their food, consisting of mainly insects and the occasional frog and lizard, up in the tree tops. They almost specialise in phasmids, the stick and leaf insects, which they disturb by crashing into the foliage and often access by hanging upside down from a branch. Bazas are not uncommon and are usually first noticed by their call – a double note whistle and short “trills” when hunting. Although they are pretty safe, other birds get very agitated by the presence of bazas,

and magpies give them a hard time. Nesting takes place in spring and summer. The nests are a flimsy construction of twigs usually placed high in a tree and the two or three chicks are cared for by both male and female. The nests are lined with fresh eucalypt leaves. Other Australian birds of prey do this – it is speculated it may be to disinfect the nest and chicks. Sadly, in our observation, parental care is sometimes not enough. We have seen young chicks taken by goannas and crows despite the frantic calling and flapping of the adult birds. On our property, usually only one chick is raised successfully.

Leanne’s Green Thumb Pruning hibiscus The Hibiscus is a beautiful flowering shrub with many varieties from Tiny Teena through to the large Hawaiian varieties. When it comes to pruning hibiscus there are certain rules of thumb to abide by. A vigorous grower needs to be pruned by at least half or more yet a delicate growing hibiscus might only need pruning back by a third. Always ensure that your cuts are strong and clean which means choosing the most appropriate tool - for big branches use a lopper or a bow saw. Hibiscus will make new growth from anywhere on the trunk so no need to be too fussy when pruning. Remember a good clean cut will help to minimize risk of disease. Hard pruning is done in September so fertilise your hibiscus the second week of August and prune one month later. February is another time to prune just after the flower flush. Prune lightly only about 300mm, ensuring every branch is cut back by that much to produce another flush of fabulous flowers in autumn. Remember hard prune in September and light prune in February and you will be well rewarded with flowers. On a sad note, I wanted to let our valued readers and customers know that little ‘Inu’ our mascot dog died accidentally last week.

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Lessons for Life Games people played

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ould you like to become involved in games that do not involve a small screen and are played with real people amidst a lot of good humoured fun and laughter? If you would, then do you think playing with sets of games from the 1920s and from years up to the present time would make it more interesting and even nostalgic? If individuals and groups of people accept this challenge, they are enthusiastically invited to come along to the Nambour and District Museum during Seniors Week from 20 to 28 August for a very enjoyable time. Vice-president Fay Thorogood said people can challenge themselves and friends to some old-fashioned pursuits and play a game of bobs, skittles, dominoes, knuckle bones, Chinese checkers and many others, perhaps games of their youth. “We have many old-fashioned toys on display at the museum throughout the year, and during Seniors Week we set them up and invite everyone to come along and use them,” she said. The museum in Mitchell Street will be open on Saturday 20

August, for the special opening day from 1-4pm. Admission of $5 includes afternoon tea. It is also open on Wednesday 24 August and Saturday 27 August from 1-4pm, admission $3. On other days during Seniors Week, groups may attend to play the games by appointment by phoning Fay on 5441 1831.

Author Niromi de Soyza (left) with Danielle Taylor at the launch of the Reality Writes festival at Cooroy Library. Niromi’s story of courage and conviction during the years she served as a Tamil Tiger in the civil war in Sri Lanka drew a ready response in attendees at the launch which was sponsored by Eumundi Historical Assn.

Let's celebrate Seniors Week 20–28 August Nambour Museum vice-president Fay Thorogood with games from the past.

Computer Coop Nathan Woodcock

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robably 80 per cent of businesses I visit have lax security in one way or another, be that inappropriate anti-virus, lack of spam filtering, or non-existent or insecure backup routines. Today I was discussing a client’s backup routine and they were very pleased they did daily backups and took a backup drive offsite each day. I asked what would happen if the person who took that drive offsite lost it, or it was stolen, and whether the data stored on it was itself secured. They hadn’t considered that scenario. Effective backup is a risk management exercise. In some businesses, if you lost a backup drive it wouldn’t be the end of the world; often the data on it is industry specific and of no practical use to anyone who happened to come across it, so while not desirable, there wouldn’t be serious ramifications. Other businesses, particularly those

who store a lot of customer details and personal information, would be mortified if their backup was found by someone and, depending how the data was used, may have legal consequences also. One backup method becoming more popular is secure online backup, where your internet connection is used and your business data uploaded to a secure cloud backup provider. This provides secure, automated offsite backup without any of the risks or costs associated with managing physical hard drives, DVDs etc. You do need to have a decent internet quota of course but the system only updates items that have changed, and with most providers you can have access to data from anywhere. As the National Broadband Network comes online, this will become the de facto standard for backup. If you have a problem or a question phone or drop an email.

Nathan Woodcock Systems Engineer eumundigreen@n-techsolutions.com.au Ph 1300 995 502

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Tamil Tigress author opens festival

Memories at the Majestic Tuesday 23 August: Take a trip down memory lane to the Majestic Theatre in Pomona to see a silent movie and have morning tea. Cost for the outing including transport on Eumundi’s community bus has been subsidised by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation and Discover Eumundi and will be only $10 per person. Bookings essential. Story Project – Eumundi Stories Eumundi Stories is an oral history project about honouring the lives of local seniors with 40 minute conversations being recorded between Seniors and their family or friends about an important memory or event in the senior’s lives. We invite seniors to be part of this project. It could be a grandson asking his grandmother about an event in their life, an immigrant telling his friend about coming to Australia, or a couple reminiscing about their long marriage, everyone has a story to tell. The recordings will be made in Eumundi on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August. Memories at the Museum and Seniors morning tea For two months visitors to Discover Eumundi have been invited to write on what are commonly known as shipping tags, any memories from viewing the museum collection. During Seniors Week the memories will be displayed and people will be invited to add more. A Seniors morning tea will be held on Thursday 25 August at 10am at Discover Eumundi and participants will be encouraged to leave a museum memory. Entry by gold coin donation. Please phone to book your place for any of these activities on 5442 8762.

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Sport News Eumundi State School at Pomona’s King of the Mountain

Matthew, best Vagabond sailor

For the relays the school fielded four boys teams and two girls teams supported by teachers and parents. The best result was in one of the boys’ teams with a fourth placing.

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Matthew Karger from Eerwah Vale, has taken out the 2010/2011 Best Vagabond Sailor award at the Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club’s annual awards presentation last week. Matthew commenced sailing at the beginning of 2010 via a sport option offered by Noosa Christian College. He continued on, and has achieved two Yachting Australia certificates and is a trainee Instructor for the Youthsail Program.

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Locals Home and Abroad China – It’s awesome Peter Syson

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recently was fortunate to spend two weeks in Inner Mongolia, north east China, on a study tour and road trip of some 3000km. As a director of a specialist company with contracts with the Jilin Provincial Communications Department, my research on the trip covered land-use planning and roads. China is “awesome”. I was given a guided tour of Inner Mongolia, through Changchun, Ulon Hot (a natural spring and spa city), through snow covered mountainous national parks, coal towns, tourist resorts and on to the Manzhouli, the border between Russia and Mongolia. I found the architecture of this border city was heavily influenced

by Russian grandeur and the winter temperatures of -37C. I did, however, stumble across what was agreed to be the “nightclub at the end of the universe” (ref: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, “Don’t Panic”) where I managed to obtain a dance (hobby No.3) with a local Russian lass. Little did she know where I was from! Where is Australia? The expedition moved on south to the plain lands, deserts, industrial lands and cities of millions of people erupting out of the landscape. No urban sprawl here, it is straight up and down with thousands of 25-30 storey buildings. No queues, no traffic, no congestion, just high-rise, eight lane roads and monumental

buildings, lots of them. I spent time researching the 2500 km of eight lane freeway to be built in just the Jilin Province by 2015; this is just awesome. You have to remember, China’s population is 1 billion, 370 million people! I recall not so much a memorable moment (although the nightclub was a moment to remember), rather the best feature was the people; they were fabulous. I had preconceptions and trepidation but the Chinese people were without doubt fabulous. Wherever I went, they went out of their way to be pleasant and ensure that I was looked after.

Eumundi Green around the world

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’m John (on the left) and I’m the father of Bekki, who is the wife of Nathan Woodcock who writes the computer column in the Green. I make sure Bekki sends me a mag every few months so I can reminisce about beers at Joe’s and look forward to our next trip to Oz. That’s Windsor Castle in the background. I had a meeting with the Queen with Nathan’s dad, Phil (right), but we were so engrossed in the Green we forgot all about her!

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Imperial Hotel Eumundi & Bistro > Sat 6 August The Pleasure Kings 2.30 Pm Live music now on > Fri 12 August Rumour Has It 8 Pm Friday nights fortnightly > Sat 13 August Hard Labour 2.30 Pm > Sat 20 August Cut Lunch 2.30 Pm Regular Jam Sessions every Thursday from 8pm Air conditioning now in the bar winter heating and summer cooling

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