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Issue 138 – Thursday 2 February 2012

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

Eumundi Australia Community unites to support wildlife Liljana Frey Day Awards

Lily Parsons

David Gillow (for daughter Shara) Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre’s stalwart Gill Brownhill (centre) surrounded by members of the supportive crowd attending the public meeting to help secure the future of the highly valued centre.


Jon Gemmell


Cherrie Orr

ver 130 people were on hand despite the rainy weather to support and applaud the 16 nominees for the four categories of this year’s Eumundi Australia Day awards and Aussie BBQ breakfast which were presented by the Member for Fairfax, Hon Alex Somlyay. continued on page 3

ocals gathered at the Imperial Hotel last week to show support for the Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, much to the delight of founders Gill and Col Brownhill. The centre is in desperate need of funding and the public meeting in Eumundi allowed locals to gather and share fundraising and planning ideas. For the past 14 years, the Brownhills have relied on local donations and modest government grants to cover operating costs. Gill and Col’s work has been totally

voluntary during those long years and for some time they have been planning for a new model of operation in the knowledge that arrangements for the longer term sustainability of the centre were needed. However health issues have made the need for operating changes more urgent. Gill, with the assistance of volunteers, has been successful in having the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre obtain Deductible Gift Recipient status which they hope will lead continued on page 5

Servo update

Representatives of state government met servo owner Bob Loudon on site last week to further consider Bob’s application for a review of Sunshine Coast Council’s decision to shut down the Eumundi servo. Bob said he thought the meeting went well and is waiting for a decision. If the relevant state government department does not issue any further information requests a decision is expected to be made within 14 days.

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Eumundi Australia Day Awards continued from page 1

Winners were: Cherrie Orr – Community Improvement Award for “Outstanding dedication and leadership in co-ordinating community events including ANZAC Day and Community Carols and for achievement as an ambassador for Eumundi”. Shara Gillow – Contribution to the Arts or Sports Award for “spectacular performance as Australian cyclist of the year winning national competitions, performing well on the world stage and in expectation of Olympic nomination”. Jon Gemmell – Contribution to Sustainability for “Leadership at Eumundi State School winning the Healthiest School in Qld award with project funding of $250K for an inside outside classroom area and for his permaculture and worm farm work”. Lily Parsons – Young Achiever Award for “Outstanding achievement as dux and school captain of Noosa District High School in 2011 and similarly at year 7 at Eumundi State School and as runner up in the Creative Generation Excellence award in visual art and design 2011. Runners up for awards were: Solomon Falzon, Keren Leiman, Rohana Fullarton, Ross Clarke, Chris Hartley, Tina Cooper, Cheryl Ward (Angel), Trent Harvison, Heather Hawthorne, Thelma Ladewig, John Kennedy and Bob Mitchell.

Seib Rd Eumundi Charlie and Coco Clarke aged 9 and 7


e’ve been living in Seib Road for 5 years. It’s nice living so close to town and not being able to hear a thing except the occasional train. It’s also nice having our grandparents just down the road. Our street gets its name from early white settlers. A Mr Edward Seib came to live in Eumundi purchasing a farm from the school teacher Mr Hore in 1929. He worked in many occupations including the North Arm Goldmines and Eumundi Butter Factory and was a foundation member of the Eumundi Tennis Club. His son Colin Seib bought the family farm in the early 1960s and other properties in what is known as Seib Rd. Our street is well known

Community Diary Sat 4 Feb A Chap, Two Divas and a Piano 7.30pm Indee Theatre Tickets 5472 8200

Fri 10 Feb Div 10 Cr Paul Tatton mobile office Fig Tree 9am–1pm Ph 0407 161 793

Tues 7 Feb CWA Meeting 10am CWA Hall Eumundi Ph 5441 3226

Mon 13 Feb EDCA monthly meeting Joe’s Waterhole Gaming Room Ph 0431 685 063

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 include:

Fran Maguire Sub-editor

Les Godwin

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across Australia as ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd lived here as a child. We do a lot of bike riding and ride to school almost every day. We can also walk to town as we have put a plank across the north Maroochy River that borders our property. Our dad Ross has been “weeding” with a group of volunteers in the Eumundi Conservation Park down the road. His aim is to get rid of all of the nonnatives in the park. Our mum Amy is an artist and does abstract art. She uses our shed as her studio that she works from. Lots of people we know live in Seib Rd, like our school captain Jack, Mrs Mergard, and Tom, a boy in Coco’s year.

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Wildlife, News in brief

John Burls

Indee Theatre News

Mon 20 Feb Chamber of Commerce management meeting 6pm Jacaranda Ck B & B, Ph 5442 7038 Tues 21 Feb P & C meeting 7pm Eumundi State School Ph 0407 139 836 Thurs 23 Feb Chamber networking night From 5.30pm Joe’s Waterhole

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Business and Community News Fiona’s Fancies at Bridal Expo

Community lunch on Australia Day

The Sunshine Coast Bridal Expo at Novotel Twin Waters Resort provided good exposure and some firm bookings for Fiona Williams of Fiona’s Fancies who has been trading successfully now for 18 months next door to the medical centre.

Rick Hill (left), Neville English, David Fingleton, Yvonne Astill and Fay Wiggins enjoying a community lunch at the Verrierdale Hall.

The Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc. Kerrie Bryant-Adams


appy New Year from your management committee! We do hope that your 2012 year will be prosperous and the economy will start to turnaround in a positive way. The first meeting of the year held at Jacaranda Creek Farmstay & B&B heralded the start of a new chapter for the Chamber with changes to the meeting format and the introduction of an extended management committee. Every second month there will be a networking activity conducted on the fourth Thursday of the month. After each meeting members will be kept informed through the ECC column in your community magazine, distribution of minutes, emails and a newsletter. The first of the networking nights will be held at Joe’s Waterhole on Thursday 23 February at 5.30pm. All members and their guests are invited to attend. It is hoped that members will take advantage of the new format to catch up with fellow Eumundi business owners in a relaxed and informal way. During the year there are a number of events to be held in Eumundi including the annual Food Fest which this year celebrates its tenth year. A working group will be meeting at the end of January to come up with ways to enhance and expand this activity with some surprise elements. We have already taken on board feedback received from members about the timing. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 12 August and we are hoping by changing the timing, we will have greater opportunities for support funding as well as provide a greater array of local Eumundi produce. If you have any creative ideas you would like to provide to the working group, please send me an email at Don’t forget our annual Australian Body Art Carnivale now in its fifth year and again a great weekend of competitions, entertainment and special events are planned around the weekend of the 12 and 13 May. Eumundi is the home to some of the most amazing events during the year and we do hope you support them all. We will feature others planned for 2012 through our monthly column. Any enquiries in relation to the Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc. please email to the Secretary at or go online to We look forward to catching up with you at Joe’s Waterhole on Thursday 23 February.

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here are three kinds of people in the world: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. People who make things happen do that because they are planned. They plan their work and work their plan. Planning is an everyday necessity. You have to plan to get out of bed (or plan not to!) you have to plan to eat or drink, you have to plan to start your car, check the tyres, the water, the fuel content and so on. In a bigger picture and relating to “business” there are in my opinion three important plans: 1. Life plan (your needs) 2. Business plan (its road map for continuation and sustainability) 3. Strategic plans (expansion, mergers, acquisitions, succession) In this article I will deal with the life plan, as I am only allowed 150 words and have exceeded that already so I had better plan to be brief: A life plan in my opinion should be reduced to five year intervals and it should outline what you and your family’s needs are for the next five years. As you are in business, which is the conduit through which you will attain and satisfy those needs, your needs have to be definitive and realistic. Such needs will include those of your children (if they are still at home) you and your spouse. So it is essential all family members are persuaded to contribute to the list of needs. Needs should include time to pursue hobbies, holidays, schooling, personal fitness and development etc and to identify the answer to the question “Do I live to work or work to live”. Next time I will deal with “Business Planning” which will provide the resources to satisfy those needs. Les Godwin, FCPA Views expressed in the Business Clinic are general in nature and not to be relied on as legal, financial or professional advice.

Business Clinic is sponsored by: Commercial, business & residential Quality, straightforward, commercially relevant legal advice 777 Eumundi-Noosa Rd Ph 5471 1300 Thursday 2 February 2012

Community News Community unites to support wildlife continued from page 1 initiatives. New volunteers and members also had the opportunity to sign up. The highest priority is to raise sufficient funds for a paid caretaker to live on the premises on Eumundi-Noosa Rd. For Gill, the show of local support was reassuring. “I’m overwhelmed! I never expected so many people to turn up,” she

Eumundi resident and Noosa Biosphere chair Dr Sue Davis (left) donating her director’s fees of $200 to the fund raising campaign for the centre to long-term volunteer and supporter of centre Chris Hartley watched over by volunteer Ken Hodges who chaired the public meeting.

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said. While she didn’t have any specific expectations for the night, Gill believes the establishment of sub-committees of the centre will be invaluable: “It’s really nice to have committee volunteers come forward and help with things I’m not able to do, as I’ve got to concentrate on the day-to-day running of the centre.” Around

1500 wildlife patients are cared for each year until they are well enough to be released into a suitable habitat. Anybody wishing to volunteer or offer financial assistance is encouraged to contact Chris Hartley on 5442 7397 or Ken Hodges on 0400 300 719.

Jen Mazoudier (left) with the centre’s Gill Brownhill and the Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington. Jen is a candidate for Division 9 currently held by Cr Vivien Griffin. Peter offered his support for the cause and offered particular assistance with introductions and information.

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to increased philanthropic and corporate donations because of the tax break to the donor. Tuesday’s meeting proved a success, with many promising ideas put forward by concerned supporters. With funding on the agenda, sub-committees were established to progress fundraising and marketing

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION − please post to The Treasurer EDCA salutes Col and Gill Brownhill for their absolute dedication and outstanding achievement for our environment through the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. We are honoured to be assisting the development of the Centre for the next stage of its operations. An easy way for members of our caring community to help secure the future of the Centre is by joining up with a $25 annual membership today − please use this form.

at Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc address (see below left). I wish to become a Member of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc. I agree to abide by the rules of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc if accepted. The annual Membership Fee of $25 is attached or has been deposited. Please print: Name(s): ____________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________ Postal Address:__________________________________________ Email Address:__________________________________________ Telephone:________________ Mobile:_____________________ Signature of Applicant:______________________ Dated:___________ Proposer:_________________ Seconder:____________________

Circle method of payment: Posted cheque OR direct deposit with surname listed to Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc, Bendigo Bank, BSB 633 108, Acc No. 121671341 1411 Eumundi-Noosa Rd, Eumundi 4562 Ph 5442 8057 •

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Community News Shirleys have fun, food and friendship motto

Doonan businesses expanding

Members of the Sunshine Coast Shirley Club living up to their motto at lunch at Chuckles recently. All members of the Club have Shirley in their name. There are Clubs in Western Australia and a Queensland branch. The Club donates to local charities each year.

News in brief Sunshine Coast Council took ownership of the Horton Park Golf Club land last Friday with the transfer of the land from the golf club to council being gazetted. Mayor Bob Abbot said it was a landmark day for the Coast and the future of the region’s central business district; and it will build the confidence needed to proceed with the overall development of the Maroochydore town centre, allied infrastructure and the associated jobs that go with business expansion and new investment. Maleny Annual Motorcycle SWAP 2012 hosted by Queensland Historical Motorcycle, the SWAP is set for Sunday 18 March 2012. This is a motorcycle and related parts only event. Entry to allow set up is from 2pm Saturday 17 March; the gates will not open any earlier. Admission is $5 per person. Camping Saturday night, outdoor sites only $5 (no booking required); no indoor sites are available this year. Phone 0434 822 418.

Previous mayor of Maroochy Shire Council Ms Alison Barry-Jones has recently made a submission to the federal government’s current independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation. Her submission focuses on treatment she received from the major daily newspaper on the Sunshine Coast during a stalking case. To see her submission go to www. Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington will hold his next Cooroy meetings visit on Thursday 8 March in the boardroom of the Cooroy RSL. Appointments may be made through his Nambour office on 5441 6933. Kenilworth Earlybird Playgroup will soon have a new fence after its application for funding was approved by the State Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund this month. The playgroup will receive $12,373 for its project.


ick and Keri Parker-Davies and their staff at the Kombi Shop Doonan are entering an exciting new chapter in their business with an expansion program setting up a state of the art Council approved spray booth. Nick has 20 years experience in restoration in all classic vehicles mainly in the UK but with over six years at the Kombi Shop in Doonan. Nick says they paint lots of Kombis but Beetles and Mini Mokes, in fact, any classic car can

be seen getting a paint job. As well as being able to provide roadworthy certificates for vehicles, gas certificates and seat modifications, the Kombi Shop is a fully approved Vehicle Import Consultant. This approval permits them to co-ordinate the importation of vehicles from around the world into any port in Australia and to test and organise modifications and certificates to comply with Australian Design Rules.

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The Bunker has recently doubled the size of its premises with the addition of this new “bunker”. Owner Peter Upton says that the extra space is allowing the team to better meet the needs of large-scale builders, handymen and women with pack and small sales of products such as plywood, timber, pavers, cladding, decking, and steel at “decent” prices. Thursday 2 February 2012

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Your Say Join the band of merry weeders Thank you for running my story on Ross Clarke in the preChristmas edition of the Green. I do need to confess that Ross has not started the Australian Lumberjack Association. I am an old school friend of Ross’s and have noticed that since he moved to Eumundi he has been inspired by the strong sense of community the town has. This has made me a little envious, hence my fun story. I have now seen the error of my ways and have decided to put down my pen and pick up my handsaw to join Ross and his band of merry weeders on the monthly weeding days in “the park”. The park is the Eumundi Conservation Park that has only recently been given this status. The weeding is contributing to a park that will one day be a favourite place for many. I encourage others to do the same by joining the first weed day of the year from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 11 February, and the first Saturday of each month from then on. I look forward to meeting some of the Eumundi community while we’re weeding. Tonii (nee Anthony Merlo)

Locals deserve an hour car park As a local, I like to support our Saturday markets. My husband and I regularly go down on Saturday mornings to grab our coffee, yoghurt and fruit and veg. The parking located at the bottom of the terraces near the toilet block was one hour parking during market times. This gave us just enough time to do what we needed to do without clogging street parking, or having to pay $5. However, the signs have been changed to say that it is now half hour parking! What can we get done in half an hour? Who made this decision and why? This is just another instance of making life difficult for the locals. Elaine Eumundi RDA Thank you In the past few months, Sunshine Coast Riding for Disabled has had tremendous financial support to help them achieve their dreams of a new and permanent home on the Sunshine Coast. This new home is imminent! A contract was signed in November and settlement is

nearing its conclusion. This could not have been achieved without the tremendous community support from a wide range of families and businesses and the media. In particular, we would like to thank and acknowledge Eumundi & District Historical Association, Henzells and Caloundra RSL, Queen Alexandra Lodge in Cooroy, Janine Hill from the Sunshine Coast Daily, local news channels 7 and 9, and Isobel Coleman from the Noosa Journal. Thank you also to all those businesses who have taken up the three year sponsorship packages which will give us a confirmed three-year window to develop our new centre. As well, we would also like to express our sincere thanks to all those mums and dads, individuals and business people who have generously donated $150 or whatever they could afford during the Target 1000 campaign. In these times when money is tight for all, we truly appreciate your help in securing a permanent home for Sunshine Coast RDA. Once we are established, you can feel that you too have helped

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to be a part of this wonderful service for so many Sunshine Coast families. The amazing charity and generosity of spirit of Sunshine Coast people never fails to astound – you are all wonderful. Thank you all. Matty Sormani President, Sunshine Coast RDA Support for Wildlife Rehab Centre I was deeply affected upon hearing the plight of the Brownhills, with Col Brownhill’s serious health issues. The Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre survives with the grit and determination of Gill Brownhill and the enduring passion of volunteers. Gill Brownhill is a proud woman who has called upon the community for support to achieve a way forward in these desperate times. I was impressed with the resolve shown by all attending the town meeting, to find a plan to secure an income stream for a viable, long term future of the centre. There is very small funding provided by the council which doesn’t reflect the invaluable service provided by the Brownhills, together with their loyal team of volunteers, tirelessly working for decades to eventually release our injured and orphaned native wildlife back into the environment. If elected, I will work to convince other councillors to support this worthwhile cause and recognise this work appropriately for protecting what is left of our heritage. Jen Mazoudier Candidate Division 9 Coolum Papa Costa’s is tops Another year has come and gone so it’s time for Costa, Kath and Anna to have their annual break from providing our community with such good food. Costa’s pizzas and fish and chips are arguably the best on the Sunshine Coast. The “team” has gone through some highs and lows during the year yet have continued to provide us with take-away so much healthier and more enjoyable than a franchisee of one of the big chains could ever hope to provide. Please join me in wishing them a happy and restful break during February and we look forward to their return at the end of the month. Ken Tongue Eumundi

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In the Spotlight Oiling a great Sunshine Coast harvest Matt Popplewell Alexina and Barry Johnson are well known to producers and small business operators in Eumundi as hard-working, generous and skilled. Diane Howard of Solar Power Specialists said, “They have been valued professionals to our businesses for many years and of course we have their farm products in our tea room.”


lexina Johnson is well known in local farming and green networks as the owner of olive oil and tea company, Obi Obi Essentials. Fifteen years ago, she and her husband Barry created their own olive tree plantation. Now Alexina is the Chairwoman of Seasons of the Sun, a group created to bring together producers of more than 150 products that are grown, farmed and produced in the Sunshine Coast region. The Seasons of the Sun concept was brought together in an effort to educate consumers and food professionals about the vast diversity and quality of food and drink that the Sunshine Coast can generate, and the associated benefits to the region’s economy

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Alexina at her stall which operates on the third Saturday of each month at the Blackall Range Growers Market on Witta Rd.

as well as other environmental and social benefits. This includes the preservation of more land for crop growing, wildlife habitat conservation, and the desire to have a certain self-sufficiency of food production in the region. The initiative has glued businesses together with a common purpose and is the result of 18 months of extensive research and planning. Alexina summarised the reason behind the concept, “There was

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an industry-driven need to have an organisation that supported everyone on the food chain from producer through to the consumer.” One factor behind the success of the concept comes from the ability to make all year round produce rather than in seasonal peaks. However, as Alexina explained, the climate of Queensland does challenge the success of the business. “At the moment, it is

impossible to keep up the supply of tea using a solar drier. Part of our philosophy is to have good relationships with our customers as well as always sharing our story. This leads to an understanding of our business and the challenges that the weather provides.” Obi Obi Essentials comprises a 1000 olive tree farm in the Obi Obi valley in which principally three olive tree varieties are grown, harvested, pressed within the farm and the oil abstracted. This oil is now delivered around Australia and internationally. Alexina puts the business success down to people. “I am very fortunate to have the support of a great family,” she said. “I think it is really important to continue to learn and be informed as well as always connecting with people. For example, we have an amazing solar drier simply because I met a man at a meeting. He had developed the design and agreed to build one for us. I understand that niche market farming can be successful but you have to stay fresh and look at ways to be better all the time.”

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he Original Eumundi Markets public art paving project has captured the interest of visitors, stall holders and locals including the Hunt family, with Michael Ciavarella and Merrie Tomkins kept busy assisting many hundreds of people create and carve a memory to leave to be laid as functional art within the market precinct.

Flood relief efforts for Theodore recognised

Eumundi Strawberry Farm and Original Eumundi Markets stall holder Thelma Ladewig with the Member for Fairfax Hon Alex Somlyay at the Eumundi Australia Day Awards. Thelma’s commendation read “For outstanding effort for Theodore flood victims through co-ordinating and promoting the local donation of $10K plus new and second hand clothing and furniture and toys, transporting goods and visiting Theodore and maintaining an ongoing support for Theodore residents”.

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he Woodford Folk Festival each year has its folk medicine program ranging from top end academia to innovative and original health ideas. This year, as part of the program, an “Apothecary” was set up involving some of our well known Eumundi stall holders. Soul Song Yoga Wear’s Donna Thordardson led the morning yoga sessions in The Blue Lotus. Gwyn Williams and Zen Thai Shiatsu took over centre stage to promote Gwyn’s new book The Zen Of Touch and performed yoga demonstrations to live music. Health professionals Dominique


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Finney from the Medicine Room and Jay Mulder from The Eumundi Medicine Man collaborated to provided professional services, medicines and body products in the Apothecary. “This has been a dream of the folk medicine programming team since its onset five years ago,” said organiser Dominique Finney. “The Apothecary was a combination of 65 people in the folk medicine program providing hand made products, professional services and free consultations working together under one umbrella and sharing resources,” Dominique said. Thursday 2 February 2012

Arts Scene Indee Theatre News John Burls

Dressing up for Cinderella

A Chap, Two Divas and a Piano


ne performance only, this Saturday 4 February at 7.30 pm the Indee proudly presents a night of serious fun, with A Chap, Two Divas and a Piano. As part of its policy of bringing audiences a wide range of theatre experiences, A Chap, Two Divas and a Piano blends four outstanding performers in one thoroughly entertaining evening. The Chap is tenor Bernard Wheaton, who has sung principal roles with Opera Queensland and Australian Opera. The Two Divas are D’Arne Sleeman and Elizabeth Hood. D’Arne sang the principal role in

Queensland Opera’s three-year tour of The Song Bird and over the past 17 years has appeared in more than 30 Opera Queensland productions. The Piano, or rather the brilliant pianist playing it, is Mark Leung. Mark is noted for his work with opera singers in lieder and song and is also accompanist to the Brisbane-based group In The Mood Four. It’s a mix of light and frothy, fun and serious and at all times totally entertaining. Tickets are $22, for eight or more $20, for groups of 20 or more $18. Don’t miss this outstanding show. 5472 8200.

The charming red queen and Mathilda Christmas fairy were part of the crowd of children and adults who attended one of the well patronised sessions of the Indee Theatre’s 2012 pantomime Cinderella.

Tina Cooper’s latest exhibition opening

For theatre bookings, please phone 5472 8200 Tinbeerwah Art Group


he Tinbeerwah Art Group classes for 2012 term 1 will commence on Thursday and Friday 2 and 3 February. Classes are held in school term times at Tinbeerwah Hall cnr Cooroy and Sunrise Rds on Thursday and Friday mornings 9am–12noon. Each term we have a variety of guest tutors and a bus trip to either Brisbane, regional or local galleries. Members are encouraged to develop their own individual ideas and techniques in contemporary and traditional styles in oils, water colours, acrylics, pastels and mixed media. New members welcome. For more information, contact Jan Cooke on 5473 0235 or Avril Hare on 5448 1448.


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Cr Vivien Griffin (left) with Tina Cooper cutting the ribbon to open the exhibition Guns N Roses last week at her new premises in the main street. Art lovers will enjoy learning the reason for the naming of the exhibition open until April from Tina. Her latest work called Enchantment is a new range of mini pots filled with colour and adorned with beautiful handcrafted vines and flowers, with the added attraction of handcrafted lady beetles fused with Tina’s vessels and made by master lamp glass worker and main street resident hot flame artist, Wolfgang Engel (above right).


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Belonging to the Biosphere Extending the Noosa Biosphere boundary – what would it mean to Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale?


he Noosa Biosphere Reserve has been recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) under its Man and the Biosphere program. It is one of 580 worldwide across more than 114 countries, and is one of 14 in Australia. Noosa Biosphere is recognised globally for its rich biodiversity particularly for these features in its area of 875 sq km: 35 per cent protected land such as national parks, conservation parks, state forests, vacant crown land, lakes and streams; over 44 per cent of all of Australia’s bird species; 1,365 species of plants; 711 species of native fauna and 60 distinct ecosystems.

Why include Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale now?

What does it mean to be in a biosphere?  Man and the Biosphere identifies and champions regions that have special environments with a wide range of plants and animals

 Communities in biosphere reserves play an active role in helping look after such environments sustainably

 Biosphere reserves are encouraged to play an active role in education and research and to share their learning locally and internationally

 Biosphere reserves promote a balanced relationship between humans and the environment.


t the time the original submission to UNESCO was developed there were numerous requests to include Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale and surrounding areas. Those making the requests, including Noosa Council’s Sector Advisory Boards, strongly believed the Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale areas have similar conservation and community values, including concern for environmental sustainability, to those in the

Noosa Biosphere region. However the required detailed environmental and social information sat within the then Maroochy Shire Council. Hence the submission was designed around the existing Noosa Shire Council boundaries with the intention that in the future, efforts would be directed towards extending the biosphere boundary to include the additional areas if those communities supported the extension.

Biosphere reserves are established to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between humans and the biosphere.

 Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale are already demonstrating best

practice approaches toward community and environmental sustainability. Some examples include:

already at the mundi Markets are  The Original Eu ity initiatives bil ina sta onmental su rket. forefront of envir ma n world’s first Transitio including being the

Quality community care

 The Eumundi community demonst rated social cohesion through its support for re-opening the previously bankrupt commercial med ical centre.

 Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre ongoing demonstration of care for our native fauna.  Eumundi State School has won accolades and national recognition for its per maculture gardens and its worm farm.


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Belonging to the Biosphere Would Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale benefit?


he Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale communities would be part of a global community of best practice regarding community and environmental sustainability. Economically, the region could capitalise on Man and the Biosphere status to tap into a growing number of ecotourism opportunities including increased visitor numbers coming to Noosa Biosphere from education and

research organisations around the world. As an example, in the 18 months to mid-2012 more than 400 students from the University of Georgia, USA, will make selffinanced study visits to Noosa Biosphere. Local accommodation, food and tour providers and other businesses are expected to benefit from an average spending capacity of $2000 per student.

What would need to happen for the extension to occur?


The current Noosa Biosphere boundaries are based on the old Noosa Shire boundaries. To work out any new biosphere boundaries will involve local consultation for at least the next six months.

Does using the term Eumundi mean including the areas of Eerwah Vale and Belli Park?

o submit an application to UNESCO in 2012 will necessitate a six month work and consultation plan starting now. Firstly, there has to be community interest and support for the idea. Information has to be gathered about geographic details, ecosystem types, land use history, cultural significance, flora and fauna features, human

development, tourism, etc. When complete, the submission will have to be authorised at local, state and federal levels. The submission will need to be prepared by the end of July in order for it to go through all the government approval processes. If this is too soon we can look at a possible submission for 2013 or 2014.

Are you interested in contributing to the Noosa Biosphere extension proposal?

A sub-committee of Eumundi and District Historical Association (EHA) and Noosa Biosphere is being formed to work on research and planning for a possible Noosa Biosphere boundary extension. School of Arts When: Wednesday 22 February 2012 at 4.45pm sharp Contact: Sue 0418 763 428, or Margaret 0408 382 116


What do you think about the extension idea? Do you want to have your say? Please complete the short survey about the proposal on the Noosa Biosphere website

Thursday 2 February 2012

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Community News Healthy spines

Adam Roache, Life Enhancing Chiropractic

From the Treetops Jeanette Morrison


ife would be dull without our constant companions. But do we really appreciate them or do we discard them too readily? Then when we pay attention to them, we realise how much they have changed without our being aware of it. This was brought home to me recently in a conversation with my daughter. We were discussing one of my closest companions – my bed sheets. They are perhaps the most taken-for-granted companions, because I have relied (sic ) on them most days of my life. My talk with my daughter made me realise how my treatment of these companions has changed when I told her how I used to manage them. Forty years ago, a “good” pair of sheets was always one particular brand and came in a box. The name I shall not disclose because I may have to pay an advertising fee. I can’t remember anything

about thread counts or where the cotton was grown. What I do recollect of that time was I never gave up on my sheets. When they wore out in the centre, I cut them in half, put the outer and not-so-worn edges to the centre, stitched them together and the sheets were good for another 100 sleeps. When they eventually wore out, the remaining strong pieces were made into pillow slips. What was left was cut and neatly hemmed into lovely soft handkerchiefs, and the leftovers were torn into strips for bandages, all rolled up ready for use. The sheet companions were not discarded at the first sign of weakening. They were lovingly encouraged to live a life of full potential. I hope I have helped to bring out the best in the human companions who passed through my life, and will continue to do so. Too bad about the sheets. I don’t recycle them anymore. Shame.

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ocals are being urged to remember the basics of good spinal health before tackling their New Year’s fitness resolutions. As the annual clamour to get in shape after the excesses of Christmas and the party season gains momentum, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has released a new Healthy Spine Checklist for people to review before putting on the training gear and risking injury. While many of us are keen to make amends for overindulgence in the holiday period, it is important to ensure we have a healthy spine before hitting the gym and the training track. Whether it was over-indulging in seasonal merriment, chasing after holidaying kids, going to parties, or jostling for bargains in the sales, our backs have been put under enormous additional strain over past weeks. However, the rush to get in shape in response to this can actually do more harm than good if the basics of good spinal health are not adhered to. Many people are, in fact, putting their bodies at

risk. Before starting a new fitness regime, look out for the following symptoms of poor spinal health:  Having difficulty turning your head so your chin makes it to your shoulder  Struggling to bend down so your hands drop below your knees when your legs are straight  Experiencing stiffness in your body or joints on waking in the morning  Soreness or stiffness during walking  Difficulty putting socks and/or shoes on whilst standing Your overall level of fitness can be affected by the health of your spine. As 2012 unfolds, we are urging people to get the basics right first – employing correct posture, walking upright, having good nutrition – before getting in shape. If they do, their resolutions are more likely to become a reality rather than left unfulfilled as so many are at this time of year. I recommend that anyone trying to get in shape in 2012 should consider a visit to their local chiropractor to tune up their body and make sure it is ready to go.

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Health and Lifestyle Cooroy news Cooroy Family Support Centre will receive over $20,000 in funding after its application was approved this month by the State Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The money will be put towards the centre’s building upgrade project. Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group research room has extended opening hours this

year. Patrons are now invited to conduct research on Thursdays and every second Saturday from 9.30am to 3pm. Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group’s next meeting will be held at 12.30pm on Saturday 4 February at 41 Miva St, Cooroy. The topic for discussion is 18th century performer Anne Catley. Details 5442 5570.

World renowned Vedic astrologer visiting Eumundi


r Theja has offered accurate readings to over 8000 clients in many countries He is based in Australia but is well known as a visiting astrologer in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, USA, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Whilst Dr Theja has many clients in Queensland he had never been to the Sunshine Coast and has expressed a wish to finally see Queensland. Dr Theja is well known to several locals and will be giving two free talks at the Anahata Toga Temple Eumundi in February. Dr Theja will be providing full consultations as well with a special cost for this trip of $180.

This fee entitles a person to his or her very full astrological chart plus an audio tape of their consult which explains the chart in detail. Persons interested in a full consultation need to provide their full names, date of birth, time of birth and place of birth. This can be provided by phoning 0418 750 643 or 0400 005 038 or emailing au or Elizabeth Reynolds and John Phipps of Harmony Hill will be hosting Dr Theja and his wife in the week they are here. Dr Theja will be providing consultations in a quiet setting on on the wide homestead verandah.

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Your life-path and karma depicting on your birth chart Saturday 4 February at 7pm sharp AnahataYoga Temple 186 Memorial Dr, Eumundi Dr Theja is internationally well known for his accurate readings, clear explanations and the happiness, clarity and guidance he offers to his clients. His healing words will empower you to step forward happily.

Health Matters Saturday appointments on hold right now

We are not able to provide a Saturday service for the time being but this will be reviewed as soon as another doctor comes on board in a couple of months. Watch this space. In the meantime opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

Changes to the after hours arrangements

When our Centre is not open the phone is diverted to either the triage nurse or to the doctor on call. Please take note of the following regarding our after hours service:  If the situation is an emergency please dial 000 directly. Examples include chest pain, difficulty breathing, spinal injury, severe allergic reactions, persistent or heavy bleeding, major injuries and burns, poisonings, fitting and altered states of consciousness.  If you need to make an appointment or are calling about results please call during office hours only.  If you are not acutely unwell and can travel, please use the seven day medical centres in adjacent locations.  There is an additional charge for all after-hours care if you do require a visit from the doctor on call. This applies to all clients.

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Introduction into meditation for beginners

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Monday 6 February at 7pm sharp AnahataYoga Temple 186 Memorial Dr, Eumundi Dr Theja will teach easy methods to start meditation and enjoy the blissful nature of meditation daily. The benefits of a meditation practice are far-reaching: less stress, quicker recovery from illness, more peace, lighter view of the world and its problems, greater happiness, and much, much more. Free entry. Reservations necessary. Contact: Nathan Coxsen E-mail:, Ph: 0400 005 038

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School News Raining on parade no problem

Learning about ambos

Rain could not take from the first parade for 2012 for Eumundi State School where for the first time over 500 students were assembled and were introduced to captains and vice captains, new teachers and sports house captains.

Children at Eumundi’s Goodstart Early Learning Centre enjoying being up close and learning about ambulance vehicles and officers’ work. New Teachers Leila Geise (left), Carley Bettiens, Wade Smith, Jessica Constable and Kaitlyn Hohns.

Vice captains Isaak McLean and Maia Bradley and captains Imogen Beardsley and Jack Whisker

Sports house captains: Lily Clark-Parker (left), Caitlyn Tickner, Mia Bell, Portia Kross, Jack Filtness, Nick Cookman, Max O’Dell and Raf Miller.


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P&C Outside School Hours Care service has been relocated to the school hall in Napier Rd. Our kids now have so much more space to play in and our great staff have done a fantastic job ensuring a smooth transition to the new premises for all of our families. This service provides much needed care for our busy working families and ensures the kids have fun while they are in safe hands. If you would like more information on our service or would like to enrol your child in Before, After or Vacation Care please phone our coordinator Kalina Fowler on 0408 981 245 or email

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n elderly man was stopped by the police around 2am and was asked where he was going at that time of night. The man replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late.” The officer then asked, “Really? Who’s giving that lecture at this time of night?” The man replied, “That would be my wife.”


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Green Tip

The ozone hole Janet Millington


very spring the ozone hole grows over Antarctica and now in other parts of the world. The beneficial ozone (trioxygen) in the higher levels of our atmosphere prevents damaging electromagnetic radiation from reaching Earth. It was in the 1970’s that we first measured this effect and as the years passed we have watched it grow and shrink at about 4 per cent a decade. There was a big push in the late 1980’s to reduce the use of CFCs and related halocarbons. We actually faced that problem as a global community and did reduce the damage to our protective layer. But it seems the hole is opening up again. Australians are particularly at risk of skin damage as Earth’s ability to absorb ultra violet light diminishes most significantly above us. So what can we do in Eumundi? Follow the old “slip, slop, slap” steps but include sunglasses as eye damage is increased by this phenomenon. It is particularly important for children to be protected and to learn the habits they will have to have for a lifetime. Staying out of the sun altogether isn’t a practical option and can have other side effects such as not enough synthesis of vitamin D, some forms of melancholy or depression through lack of sunlight and spending too much time indoors brings its own chemical risks too. So we need to design our gardens, parks, schools and streets so that there is proper shade, improve our general health and well being and ensure we get plenty of fruit and veggies of a wide variety Thursday 2 February 2012

of colours. Yes it seems that colour does matter by affecting skin pigments. We need to think also about our pets and domestic livestock and about our plants which have to cope with this extra bombardment of rays just as we do. Shady paddocks do not lose the grass coverage once calculated by graziers. You can actually gain by planting productive fruit and nut trees for your animals to gather around in the heat of the day. Think of all that urine and manure you don’t have to deliver to your trees! If you are planning to put up shade cloth, do consider using the white one rather than the green or black. This cuts down the heat but still allows the light in and can even increase the light to our winter gardens. In the winter our day lengths here are significantly shorter than the southern parts which get that lovely long twilight. There are plenty of lovely hats, long sleeved shirts and long pants in our shops and market stalls, so cover up and enjoy all our lovely Coast has to offer!

Congratulations to one of our directors Cherrie Orr (left) who received the major award Community Improvement Award at Eumundi’s Australia Day awards last week. Well done also to another director Ross Clarke who was nominated for the Contribution to Sustainability Award. Mentioned in dispatches too was our community bus driver Bob Mitchell (left) as a nominee for the Community Improvement Award. Two of our car parking volunteers Trent Harvison and John Kennedy were nominated for the Community Improvement Award and another Chris Hartley was nominated for the Contribution to Sustainability award.

Staff The selection process is underway for a General Manager for ECCO businesses. An announcement will be made early this month.

Eumundi community bus Thanks to Bob Mitchell and Paul Forshaw for their ongoing work as bus drivers. If you are planning to use the community bus and not sure what to donate for the journey here are some suggestions:  $10 per family (return)  $5 per adult return >1km  $2 per adult single <1km

Experience Eumundi Next meeting to be held on Tuesday 7 February at 4pm at Joes Waterhole will include discussion on our progress towards our goals including a possible plan to make Eumundi free of plastic shopping bags. New community members welcome. For more information about ECCO please contact Barrie Adams on 0403 199 094 or at Eumundi Green


Environment and Outdoors Group tasked with finding a new waste solution

S Grants available for environmental works on private land Landholder Environment Grants Private landholders are invited to apply for a Landholder Environment Grant to assist with environmental works on their properties. Landholders can apply for assistance with natural resource management projects such as: ► fencing to restrict stock access to significant vegetation, creeks and rivers ► installing off-stream stock watering points and stock crossings ► revegetation of degraded areas or to establish vegetation corridors ► soil conservation works, sediment and erosion control ► control of environmental weeds to rehabilitate native vegetation areas ► restoring habitat for rare or threatened species ► modification of existing fencing to make it more wildlife friendly. Priority will be given to projects with high ecological values. Information and application process ► Visit council’s website for guidelines, factsheets and the application process ► Contact council’s grants team on 5441 8616 or for assistance. Expressions of interest ► Open Monday 6 February 2012 ► Close Friday 24 February 2012

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unshine Coast Council could make a decision on the best Alternative Waste Treatment system for the region by the middle of the year. An Alternative Waste Treatment Working Group is to be formed to develop and recommend a model to Council by July 2012. This will ensure Council is on target to meet the State Government’s requirement of a 65 per cent diversion from landfill for household waste by 2020. Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones said the group will review the potential models for alternative waste treatment and provide Council with a short list of options for the type of technology and the number of bins. “This is about getting the best outcome for the environment and ratepayers as we strive to make the Sunshine Coast the most sustainable region in Australia,” Cr Jones said. “This is a very complex issue and a lot of work has already been done over the past three years to assess the social impacts, environmental benefits, economic

development opportunities and the indicative cost to ratepayers. “Based on the information we’ve gathered, the working group will prepare a business case and implementation plan which compares the different options, and will go to Council by July. “That will include a whole-of-life financial evaluation and triplebottom-line assessment to assist Council to make its decision.” Household kerbside waste accounts for about half of all the waste in the region’s landfills, and provides Council with the single greatest opportunity to achieve waste diversion. The options to be considered include:  The consideration of two- or three-bin options  Technologies for composting and energy production. Any facility would be expected to be established at Sustainability Park, which adjoins Corbould Industrial Park. Council’s existing collection contracts end in June 2014 and a new request for tender will need to be issued by November 2012.

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Nature Notes and Outdoors Feeling full after a large meal?

Agapanthus – a tough old beauty

Matt Popplewell


s the spherical flowers fade, we have two choices to make for more plants. Wait for the flowers to fade and subsequent seed pods to arrive, turn brown and begin to open before tapping into a paper towel to collect. Sow fresh as the drying has occurred naturally in the pod. Germination occurs within a month and then re-pot once the seed pot has roots through the bottom. For a quicker new plant, divide the existing “Mother plant”. Find a suitable point of separation within the leafy clump (generally on the

edges) and, providing you get a decent portion of root, simply drive a spade down and prise the top and root away from the main clump. From here, separate the parts into smaller clumps with leaf and root and re-pot. The mother plant will soon recover from the shock and fill the space taken and the new offspring will root fully in the pot in months and be ready to plant out. (N.B. Use thick plastic pots for planting up both the rooted seed and separated clumps as the strong roots can split weak plastic.)

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urnford Dart of Bamboo Australia, Belli Park reports on a local python devouring one of his Anconas: The chook was on the back verandah late at night when I heard a squawk, raced out to see what was happening only to find out that I was too late. Rather than wasting the chook, I let the python have his meal. I watched for about an hour to see how it intended to get it down, an interesting observation.

First it partly swallowed the head, then wrapped around the body crushing the skeleton of the chook (I could hear the bones cracking). By this time it was 1am so I put the lot in a box and went to bed. Next morning the chook had gone and a large lump was in the snake. The snake was relocated to protect the rest of the Anconas. Since replacing the 40 chooks lost to foxes last year the python population has increased dramatically.

From our terrific Nature Notes writer Kon Hepers: “In the last issue of the Green, Nature Notes had a photo of a fungus we had not identified. I’ve found a much better specimen in the markets car park and can identify it as the Crinoline Fungus, Phallus multicolour”.

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he Eumundi Historical Foundation was not successful in its December bid for a federal Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) grant for redevelopment of the Discover Eumundi building. Due to a change in the funding body’s rules for the grant application in November, the Foundation was faced with just a month’s notice to pull together an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be considered for Round 2 of RDAF this year. Foundation chair Fran Maguire said they were likely in a much better position at that point to submit an EOI than many other similar organisations thanks to the previous five months hard work in pulling an application together for an expected February deadline. “The result was hugely disappointing of course,” she said. “The whole project team had worked incredibly hard during the year towards what we believe was a very strong application. There must be many organisations across Australia who feel they were delivered a tough curve ball late last year and I understand some elected to pull out at that stage after

spending a large amount of probably voluntary time and money on the development of their applications.” Fran said the board is seeking feedback from the regional committee of RDAF to understand where its application was not competitive and whether a further round is likely. “The redevelopment of Discover Eumundi hasn’t been dropped,” she said. “In fact quite the opposite, as we’re now in a position we’ve not been in before, that is to have plans for the building to improve access and appeal of the street frontage, update and extend the display areas and create badly needed community space, for which we’ll continue to seek funding.” Fran acknowledged the tenacity of fellow Foundation board members Terry Lawrence and Damien Jones, of Wendy Birrell and Sue Campin and thanked Andrew Webb of WD Architects of Cooran without whose extensive pro bono work reaching this stage would have been incredibly difficult. She also acknowledged the support of Crs Vivien Griffin and Paul Tatton and council officers with whom they had frequent liaison during the project.

unshine Coast Council wants to hear from volunteers interested in becoming adult literacy tutors in 2012. 2012 is the National Year of Reading, and Sunshine Coast Libraries and the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation are supporting the adult literacy tutor training program. Nearly half of the Australian population can’t read newspapers, follow a recipe, make sense of timetables or understand the instructions on a medicine bottle. Volunteers can complete an accredited training course and help increase literacy standards

on the Coast. The training provides volunteers with the tools and information required to help community members improve their literacy. The first training course starts at Kawana on 13 February 2012 and the second training course starts after Easter. To become a volunteer literacy tutor, collect an information pack from Council and complete the application form. There are limited spaces on the course and applicants will be interviewed prior to commencing the training. For more information, email council mail@sunshinecoast.qld. or call 5499 5414.

Make sure you’re connected


unshine Coast Council presents free sessions at Sunshine Coast Libraries to help people use technology to keep connected. The sessions are expected to help community members of all ages better understand technology and how it can be used to improve connections with family and friends. Learn how to set up a Facebook account, create a profile, upload photos to share and set up a safe user profile. Session topics may

vary across the branches. Participants need to have an established email account and possess basic computer and internet skills. Sessions are at Cooroy on 13 February 10am–11.30am, Nambour, Thursday 23 February 9am–10.30am and Noosa Wednesday 29 February 9.30am– 11am. Bookings are essential. Visit the Sunshine Coast Libraries website for more information.

“Show and Share” We have an exciting new display area, which is a local collector’s corner. Currently on display, are a beautiful selection of teapots belonging to Eumundi locals Sue Campin and Fran Maguire.

Grants available to help promote sustainable transport TravelSmart Sunshine Coast Grants

Each display has information on the teapots and the why and where they bought each one.

If you’ve got an idea that will help your local community or workplace to reduce reliance on using cars for transport, then a TravelSmart Sunshine Coast grant may help get the wheels turning.

This area will change every three months or so and we are keen to have a “blokes” display so please contact us if you have an interesting collection you would like to share with our visitors. We also have on display all the images from our My Tree Photographic competition of 2010. If you would like to enter this year’s competition contact us for an entry form by phone or email :

Funding is available for projects that benefit the Sunshine Coast community by promoting and/or encouraging sustainable transport use. Projects need to meet at least one of the following key objectives: ► Encourage a reduction in the distance travelled in cars ► Encourage an increase in sustainable transport use ► Promote the benefits of sustainable transport

Information and application process:

Corner Gridley & Memorial Dr • Ph 5442 8762 Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm Sat 9am to 3pm • Sun 10am to 2pm

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► Visit Council’s website for ideas, guidelines and to apply ► For advice and support, please contact a TravelSmart Grants Officer on 5475 7272 or email

Applications close 1 March 2012 Thursday 2 February 2012

Youth Young achiever


Sign on days

Friday 3 February 10am to 12noon and 6pm to 8pm Saturday 4 February 10am to 12noon at the Clubhouse, Eumundi Showgrounds The Eumundi Dragons Junior Rugby Union Club wishes everyone a happy new year for 2012– the year of the Dragon! The sporting season sign on days are fast approaching and we are inviting hinterland families to join their boys up with the local rugby union club. The club is located at the Eumundi Showgrounds, and the president of the club, Shane Baker, says it enjoys great facilities, superb fields, and stunning views to Mt Cooroy. For enquiries please phone Shane Baker on 0419 992 382. We hope to see you at one of the sign up sessions. Junior Rugby is a great outlet for young boys and the Eumundi Dragons has a great family culture.

Eumundi State School student Solomon Falzon entertaining a rapturous crowd at last week’s Eumundi Australia Day Awards with his spontaneous karate display.

Milestone for 4 year old club

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olomon was nominated for the Young Achiever Award for “outstanding achievement as a seven year old winning a national karate championship in 2011”. The Awards ceremony and Aussie BBQ breakfast was held at Eumundi Aquatic Centre. The celebration included a speech for the fourth anniversary of the opening of the pool and a segment for the Member for Fairfax Hon Alex Somlyay to present T-Shirts to the nine members of Eumundi Swimming Club who have qualified fast enough to compete at the Queensland Sprint Championships in early Febraury (see photo below).

oach Richard McLean (left back row) with nine members of the Eumundi Swimming Club who have qualified to swim in the 2012 Queensland Sprint Championships this weekend, 4 and 5 February, at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre: Alex Buk (second from left back row), Abby Templeton, Alex McLean, Andrew Cowan and front row Tane Carmont (left), Tenaya Carmont, Pierce Ludvigsen, Evan McLean, and J ames Buk. Coach Richard said it was an important milestone for such a young club to have nine swimmers

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eligible to swim at state level and he congratulated the swimmers on that achievement. Swimmers will be competing in the following events: Andrew – open freestyle and butterfly; Alex Buk 14yrs freestyle, Abbey Templeton 13yrs backstroke, Alex McLean – 14yrs freestyle, Tenaya – 9yrs butterfly, backstroke, breastroke and freestyle, Tane – 9yrs breastroke and freestyle, Pierce 10yrs butterfly, breastroke, freestyle, Evan – 11yrs butterfly, breastroke, freestyle and James – 12yrs butterfly, backstroke, breastroke, and freestyle.


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emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as important travel advice updates, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates. Your information is strictly protected by the Privacy Act 1988. Visit and follow the links to register your travel plans – it’s easy and it could help to get you out of a sticky situation!

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Les Godwin on the banks of the George River which flows into Home Bay in the south western part of Tasmania near Melaleuca. The green material that Les is sitting on is not grass but a form of algae that grows by the river. The George is a tannin stained river as is typical in that area.

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