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Issue 147 – Thursday 7 June 2012

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Boundary Change Commissioner “imminent”

Our children celebrate with school festivities


t the community forum organised by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) Ltd on 24 May, EDV Residents Group president Johanne Wright said the ministerial appointment of a Boundary Change Commissioner for the de-amalgamation process is likely to happen within two to four weeks. Johanne was invited to inform the community about what to expect in the process and what residents need to do if they support the change, emphasising that it will be community, not politically, driven. She asked the audience to “think Greater Noosa Shire, not just Hastings Street” and to consider that whatever the outcome of the process is, it will affect their children and grandchildren. Since the meeting Johanne has updated Eumundi Green on what can be expected, with further information received from the minister:  appointment of a Boundary Change Commissioner in two to three weeks;  collaboration between the Commissioner and the Queensland Treasury Corporate (QTC) who will be undertaking the requisite financial analysis; continued on page 5


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Thursday 7 June 2012

Editor's Desk

Community Diary William Rd Eumundi Wendy Birrell


only moved into “My Street” in February having fallen for a fabulous old (with some new) two storey Queenslander, the middle section of which, I’ve discovered, is 100 years old and was moved here from Deception Bay around five years ago. I had only started looking for a short time after selling my 52 acres west of Cooroy and had been concentrating my search in the Pomona area. I looked at a few houses in Eumundi on the suggestion of one of our local real estate agents and after looking at just four I found my house and my street. After being on acreage for 15 years or so I thought living in town would be a bit of a culture shock but I love it. Now on a 703m2 block I sit on my long, wide upstairs verandah, often with friends having a glass of wine and nibblies, and look out at the treetops that surround the house. As I relax it feels like I am still amongst my 52 acres, with the added bonus that I no longer have to look after all that land! William Road leads to the Verandah estate and as houses get built I am sure the traffic will increase, but for now I find the road for the most part peaceful and quiet, and I love to hear the distinctive sound of the trains and even the hum of the Bruce Highway in the distance. I was a little surprised to find such an abundance of bird life so near to town and it’s wonderful to spot so many different ones and hear their birdsong in the morning and evening.


his issue is jam packed with wonderful articles from lots of local writers old and new. It’s great to hear new stories, share passions and spark conversations and ideas in our creative community. We also hear from our new councillors in this issue and celebrate with our kids at their local schools. Keep your articles, photos, letters and support coming! Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren

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

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From the Treetops

Monday 11 June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday Monday 11 June EDCA monthly meeting 7pm Gaming Lounge Joe’s Waterhole Ph 0431 685 063 Friday 15 June Nambour Show Holiday Friday 15 June Noosa Long Weekend Festival starts Tuesday 19 June Eumundi CWA International Chile Day 10am Eumundi State School Hall Napier Road RSVP by Monday 11 June Ph 5476 1650

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Knitting and crochet craft

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Indee Theatre review

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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 Marketing with No Money tips Leah Squire, Businesswoman and author


e all know how difficult it is to market our businesses when there is very little in the piggy bank but it just happens to be one of the most important parts of any business. You may have the best product or service in the land but if no one knows about it, you’re going to struggle. Here some ways to get your business the attention it deserves to shed some light on how you can get exposure without breaking the bank. Marketing with no money tips:  Viral marketing the easy way - did you know that if you send just 50 emails a day your email signature is exposed to over 17,000 people in a year. That’s 17,000 opportunities to promote your business, your latest special, your website and contact details. Spend 15 mins ensuring you and your staff have effective email signatures and let the free promotion begin.  Look after your number one clients. We all know it’s expensive to get a new client so look after your existing ones. Quite often we spend all our energy and money on getting new clients or trying to win over bad ones and neglect the very ones that are the bread and butter of the business. Support your clients and they will support you.  Get out and mingle: for the cost of a couple of drinks or a lunch you can make new contacts, strike deals and grow your business. Networking face to face online and socially can open doors and build great business relationships so get out there and mingle.  Use the free tools available online to showcase your business and products. Upload videos of your work on YouTube and then embed into your website or send the link to potential clients. Before and after type videos work great as a sales tool.

 Investigate the advantages of affiliate marketing, who wouldn’t want to get a sales force for free…  E-marketing has to be the cheapest sales tool around, with measurable results and instant action. With a loyal following your business can boom. Using e-marketing software will save you hours and by keeping your e-marketing interesting and informative you’ll build customer loyalty and trust.  Get your logo everywhere. Depending on where you live and travel to work they say we are exposed to around 5000 pieces of advertising in a day. There is a good chance the ones you notice have a strong brand and logo. Companies are even bidding to tattoo foreheads on eBay to get brand awareness... not that I recommend this but be inventive, use your imagination, I don’t care how you do it but get your logo everywhere.

Leah started her multi-million dollar family travel company four years ago with $1000 and a marketing budget of zero. She wrote her book because people kept asking her how she did it.

Top end celebrates first birthday

Owner of Always Hair & Beauty Lisa Phelan (fourth from left) with neighbouring business operators and clients, part of the happy gathering on hand to share the salon’s first anniversary cake.

Business clinic Small Business Regulation


hen you are considering commencing a small business it is important to review areas of regulation that may impact on your proposed business and steps that can be taken to minimise their impact. A business plan is needed so you can clearly establish the direction for your business. Areas to consider in the plan include a simple SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats), the appropriate legal structure for the business, competitors in that industry, financial resources required at start-up and going forward, occupational health and safety issues for your employees, insurance needs and premises required to operate your business. In this information gathering stage, it is important to prepare and to listen. Persons and organisations to contact depending on your type of business include local, state and federal agencies, your local Chamber of Commerce, business leaders in your area and any professional organisation representing the industry your business will operate in. Once you have completed the above steps you are in a position to consider the structure required for your business to be successful. It is important at this stage to contact and build a relationship with your accountant and solicitor to ensure that the right structure is in place. There are a number of options for your business including sole trader, registration of a business name or incorporation of a company. The option that you select after consulting your professional advisor will determine the ongoing costs to be incurred by your business. The laws that impact on your business on a regular basis could include taxation, company, privacy, payroll tax, environmental, fair work (applies if you have employers) and occupational health and safety. Remember you must keep in regular contact with your professional advisor so that person has up-to-date information in relation to your business and advise you when required. Such a relationship is critical to the success of your businesses. Barrie Adams PSM FCPA, Corporate Consultant & Company Director

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Business and Community News Minister at historic handover


ember for Noosa Glen Elmes, Minister for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders and Multicultural Affairs and Minister assisting the Premier, joined Premier Campbell Newman on 22 May at the handover of the Mungkan Kandju National Park, in central Cape York Peninsula, to its traditional owners the Wik

Mungkan, Southern Kaanju and Ayapathu People. The handover of the 381,560 hectare national park followed an historic agreement between the Queensland Government and the Oyala Thumotang Land Trust representing Wik Mungkan, Southern Kaanju and Ayapathu People.

Vote for local achievers


ember for Nicklin Peter Wellington is encouraging people to look around for nominees for the recently announced Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Mr Wellington said one of things he is always in awe of is the number of people he meets who give tirelessly to their community. “I encourage everyone to look around at those people in their local school, group, organisation, workplace or committee who go

above and beyond in their roles in their community,” he said. Awards will be made in six categories: Business and Employment, Environment and Landcare, Regional Service, Community of the Year, Youth Leadership, Events and Tourism. Nomination forms can be collected from Mr Wellington’s Nambour office, or online nominations can be made at www. Entries close 17 August.

Boundary Change Commissioner “imminent” continued from page 1  release of the Terms of Reference for the Commissioner about which the minister will be happy to receive comments;  re-instatement of the old Noosa Shire boundaries (the current Divisions 11 and 12) as the Commissioner can only deamalgamate councils based on previous borders;  a referendum of only those people in the recommended deamalgamated areas (the people who live in the old Noosa Shire) as

they will have to agree to bear the cost of de-amalgamation;  following de-amalgamation, communities (such as EDV) who are seeking a change to the boundary can approach the minister to instruct a Change Commission to investigate a change. EDV will host further meetings to inform and update the community of the progress of the process and updates will appear in future issues of Eumundi Green.

The Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Inc.


he Chamber’s AGM last week saw the election of the same management team for the year ahead. Barrie Adams and John McCallum were elected as directors for ECCO for the year commencing at ECCO’s AGM, Saturday 20 October. Hard copies of the president’s annual report and the audited financial report are available for members not in attendance at the AGM upon request. The Chamber was pleased to host the first visit of newly elected Division 10 councillor, Greg Rogerson. Greg acted as the returning officer for elections. Members and prospective members are invited to the next members networking night on Tuesday 26 June at the Imperial Hotel function room from 5.30pm til 7pm. The main purpose of the evening is business networking and there will be a short evaluation presentation on the body art weekend.

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EDV president Johanne Wright advising the ECCO community forum audience about what to expect from the boundary change process.

From the Treetops Beth Pilling

“The only constant is change.” This quote is generally attributed to Heraclitus, the 5th Century B.C. Greek historian.


ast week when I was driving home in the daylight, I caught a glimpse of the most amazing cloud formations in the clear blue sky that are so brilliant this time of the year. The sky was a magnificent shade of blue and the clouds just light threads of wispy cotton wool. The mornings are crisp and the nights are cooling down (I actually think it is cold but I am a bit of a frog). I love the atmosphere when the fire is lit at home when I can sit back watching the flames flicker in the fireplace and feeling the warmth filling the house, a fire makes everything so much more comfortable and enticing and oh, so does all the comfort food that is best enjoyed this time of the year. Winter is on

our doorstep and I do enjoy that our seasons come and go. It is wonderful to make the most of the fabulous winter sunny days when I can find a sunny spot and curl up with a good book, its not so nice when you have to get up early brave the outdoors… One of the best things about winter is of course the reprieve from mowing, it is always a bonus but I do have a fantastic crop of tall, rather proud looking broadleaf weeds, but they will go again after the winter season. Life in our beautiful village is constantly changing as are we, hopefully for the better… Take some time out and look up and see how the sky is looking today, sometimes we forget to just enjoy the most simple things.

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Community News News in brief Kin Kin Valley Schools and Moran Group Schools are holding a bi-annual reunion on Saturday 9 June from 10am to 3pm at Kin Kin School. The day will include school history, local produce, market stalls, entertainment and more, and this year is a lead-up to the Kin Kin School Centenary in 2016. The organiser is the Kin Kin P&C Association, contact president Anita Poteri Auckland on 0408 275 216 or school principal Trent Shaw on 5485 4168. Tibetan lama Karma lhundup Rinpoche will speak on The Naked Nature of Emotions at Noosa Domain Village, 7 June at 6.30pm. Entry is $15, information from Belli’s next Old-Time Dance will be held on 9 June, commencing at 7.30pm. Popular local band Sunshine Swing will entertain. Entry is $12 per adult, including a hearty supper. Perfect for a wintry Saturday night – come along for a night of old-fashioned fun. Enquiries, Margaret on 5447 0175 or visit

Supporting Matt Golinski recovery Tewantin-Noosa Parkinson’s Support Group meeting 8 June from 9.30am, Laguna Estate, 13– 21 Lake Weyba Dr, Noosaville. Call Val on 5474 4829. U3A president Steve Casely will speak at The Association of Independent Retirees Noosa branch meeting, 14 June at 9.45am, South Pacific Resort, Weyba Rd, Noosaville. Cost $5, inquiries 5448 1383. Small businesses in the Noosa area are invited to breakfast every Tuesday at Gibson’s Homewares and Deli Café at 7am. Network Noosa is holding the mornings to give small business the chance to discuss problems and swap leads. Call 1300 893 896. There will be dingoes at this year’s Noosa festival of water to alert people to their plight. The Fraser Island dingo is the last of a pure strain of Australian dingo and is considered to be at high risk of extinction in the wild. On Sunday 24 June at the Noosa Botanic Gardens.

Scott Hardy (right) of Food@Eumundi presents Craig Manley with a plate signed by celebrity chefs, one of two donated as raffle prizes to support the Matthew Golinski Recovery Fund and The McComb Foundation. Regular customers, Sean and Ange of Verrierdale, won the other plate. Scott and Jess raised $1400 for the cause by holding two degustation evenings and the raffle, and thanked everyone who supported their events.

No progress for Top of Town “eyesore”


he Top of Town garage site was raised by a member at Eumundi Historical Association (EHA) May general meeting. Guest speaker about Art Action Plan 2012, Maree Thomson, outlined the possible need for a community push to have something done

with “the terrible eyesore”. Maree advised members that Council has been contacted and while a the response was positive so far it hasn’t been productive. Maree confirmed that no development application has been lodged for the site.

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Community News Biggest Morning Tea

Honoured to be your Councillor in division 9

Honoured to be your Councillor in division 10



Cr Stephen Robinson

t has now been nearly two weeks since I was formally declared the winner for Division 9 in the Local Government elections – taking in the Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale hinterland areas. In that time the mayor and councillors have been formally sworn in and are working extremely hard get up to speed with the many varied and complex aspects of what is effectively a “Board of Directors” role in one of the largest businesses on the Sunshine Coast. I found the whole election process an incredible experience and I am very excited by the prospect of dealing positively with the challenges ahead. The mayor and councillors see themselves as a united team and are committed to working collaboratively for the benefit of our businesses and communities over the next term. Personally, it is a great honour to be a councillor and I am very humbled by the opportunity to serve the community. I would like to thank voters for showing faith in me and I assure you that I will work to the best of my ability to serve the community and help achieve its vision and aspirations. In this regard, I hope to meet with all key community groups over the next few months so we have a shared understanding of how I can assist or facilitate your programs or initiatives. In upcoming issues, readers will be invited to submit questions on matters you think that your local council can help. I encourage everyone to take up this opportunity. I hope through this dialogue we can achieve great outcomes for our communities and residents.

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Cr Greg Rogerson

feel extremely excited and honoured to be representing Division 10 in this second term of the Sunshine Coast Council. I’m excited because I have so many ideas and aspirations to put forward, together with those from the community, to help prosper and enhance the region in which we live. I feel humbled by the immense responsibility and the leadership role bestowed upon me. The candidates for Division 10 in the 2012 election were all good-natured, amiable, communityminded individuals, who collectively set an extremely high standard of ethical behaviour and demeanour throughout the election campaign. I feel honoured to be elected in such worthy company. Each region and centre within Division 10 is unique! Each centre has its own individual, cultural and heritage significance. You just have to compare Mapleton, Kenilworth, Eumundi and Yandina to vividly see that while they may appear similar in character and things like their community bond, they also have a rich and deep diversity that stands them apart. My vision for Division 10 is to support each and every centre to maintain its individuality. All hinterland regions, including Nambour, are desperately in need of funding for the bitumen sealing of dirt and gravel roads. My utopian vision is that equity in the funding of basic needs, services and charges, is demonstrated right across the Sunshine Coast region and indeed that all hinterland residents are afforded equal commitment from Council. Now it’s down to business! While I’m focussed on being accessible and working for all my constituents, I invite you to keep me informed by asking questions and raising issues for discussion.

Ann Kennedy (left), Inger Vinogradov, Tricia Chapman and Lyndall Friend, just some of the 40-plus guests who supported the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea at Food@Eumundi on 24 May, raising $484 for cancer research.

The Belli Hall team, led by Margaret and Neville Long, hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, raising $1799 for the Cancer Council.

A very appreciative Di Dart (right) of Bamboo Australia wins the quilt donated by Joyce Woods.

Police Beat Blair Doran


ecently we have had a good result from our investigations with the arrest of a 32-year-old woman for numerous breakand-enters which occurred in Doonan and Eumundi over the past few months. Thanks to some important information being supplied by members of the community, the female offender was located and charged. Some of the stolen property from these break and enters was located and returned to the owners. There has been very little

reported crime since the apprehension of this offender. On the traffic front we are continuing our focus on speeding offences along Eumundi-Noosa Road. There have been quite a few accidents already this year along that road and unfortunately we still have to intercept some motorists who continue to ignore the 80kph speed limit. We have adopted a no tolerance approach in relation to this with the goal of making this a safer road for all road users.

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Community News Lake Weyba under threat Jacqueline Lavery Knitting for a good cause


he Eumundi knitters meet every Friday morning at 9.30am at the Eumundi State School Sports Hall (after assembly) come rain or shine. The 15 women of all ages are very welcoming and are happy


hether you’re a long term resident or annual holidaymaker, the Noosa region gets into your blood; somehow the water has more sparkle and the sky more colours - the whole nation has an ongoing love affair with the place. However that doesn’t seem to be enough to save it from further development; at a recent meeting of the Friends of Lake Weyba (FOLW) the scale of the proposal shocked many including newly elected FOLW president Anita Brake. One of the country’s treasures and listed as a significant wetland, Lake Weyba is an UNESCO awarded Wetland Biosphere; such an award is rather like a country getting an AAA rating from the International

Monetary Fund. The Mantle Group plans to urbanise the area. This developer has been sold/given a parcel of land by declaring it “a biodiversity offset”; basically it means that the Lake is no longer secured for future conservation. The Friends of Lake Weyba (FOLW) are up in arms. Under the guise of progress and prosperity development steam-rollers ahead. Our beautiful Lake Weyba is to be chewed up in the name of ‘growth’. We risk the threat of ongoing consequences that will impinge not only on the Lake and its surrounds but also on the wellbeing of Noosa community. View the plan: http://www. Proclamations.htm.

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to have people drop in for a knit a chat and a cup of tea. Or you can join their group and knit blankets for local shelters – they have lots of orders over winter. The Eumundi knitters are always looking for wool donations too.

The Eumundi Knitters returning from a wool shopping trip to Gympie on the community bus last year.

Operating Wednesday Markets for Our Community

Great start to netball season Eumundi has at least two representative teams this season, the Eumundi Eubeauty Under 11s and Eumighty Eumundi Under 13s in the Tewantin Noosa district competition. Congratulations to both teams for winning the opening march past in their age groups. Our Association is proud to sponsor both teams and we wish them well in the winning stakes and a lot of fun and fitness too.

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School News North Arm School wins Regional Excellence Award

North Arm kids meet their hero


group of excited 10 year olds from the North Arm State School’s Stephanie Alexander Garden Program, had the chance to meet the woman herself at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. Stephanie was very impressed to hear the kids explain how to prepare antipasto platters.

Are young people more or less reconciled?



orth Arm State School principal Genevieve Kenna (centre), Support Teacher Literacy and Numeracy Vickie Jaenke (right), and volunteer Amy Holland proudly accepting a Regional Award for Excellence in the Early Phase of Learning at the North Coast Regions Showcase 2012 Awards for Excellence in Schools. Mrs Kenna said,

“Our regional award winning ‘Making a Difference’ (MaD) Volunteer Program has been designed to build capacity within our volunteer group. Under the leadership of Vickie Jaenke, this group of volunteers now provides deliberate, data-driven, evidencebased intervention for students achieving below what is expected of their age-cohort.”

youth survey launched during National Reconciliation Week is asking whether young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians have a better relationship than their older counterparts. Yarn About Youth is a national survey of young people’s attitudes towards reconciliation by Reconciliation Australia and the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition. Reconciliation Australia youth spokesperson Shannan Dodson, 25, said Yarn About Youth seeks to better understand young people’s attitudes to such things as their relationships, their levels of prejudice, and whether Aboriginal

and Torres Strait Islander culture is important to Australia’s identity as a nation. “We will have a number of different indicators of the quality of the relationship including trust, prejudice and the amount of contact we have with each other,” Ms Dodson said. “In August we will bring together representatives from key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous youth organisations for a two-day roundtable to find ways to address the barriers to young people engaging in reconciliation.” For a link to the 10-minute survey, go to www.reconciliation.

Tuesday Tours with the Principal

The Principal of North Arm State School Mrs Genevieve Kenna will be conducting 9.30am Tuesday Tours for the remainder of 2012. Mrs Kenna will be assisted by parents and can guarantee that visitors will enjoy the experience and come away understanding how the school’s Heart, Mind and Earth ethos is enacted. The tour will focus the Prep classrooms, and give insight into why Norm Arm State School is a State Finalist in Education Queensland’s Showcase Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood. It will also incorporate a thorough look at the entire prep to year seven North Arm experience. As well as seeing classrooms in action, visitors will be introduced to the Music and Physical Education programs, Resource Centre, and the excellent Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. Being a school of 390 students North Arm devotes itself to the nurturing and education of every child. Vacancies exist for Prep 2013 and some in other year levels. To book for a tour Email: or phone 5472 9888. The school is situated at the corner of Fairhill and Yandina Creek Roads North Arm – the main entrance is on Yandina Creek Road.

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The Markets and Local Crafts Markets a model for US students

WHAT'S IN THE SPOTLIGHT Celebrate Green June Celebrate all things eco-friendly this Green June! The monthlong festival includes Living Smart workshops, eco-flicks, the Living Smart Glossies awards, the Noosa Festival of Water and more, to help you reduce your environmental footprint for a more sustainable Sunshine Coast. Details on council’s website.

Nambour Library closes for new carpet


he Original Eumundi Markets (OEM) recently hosted two groups of approximately 25 students from the University of Georgia. The visits were included in an educational travel program to Noosa and the surrounding region, and centred on the Noosa Biosphere. OEM general manager Peter Homan gave the students an

overview of the markets history, objectives and its contribution to the local community. They then conducted a short survey of visitors to the markets. One of the aims of their visit to Eumundi was to get a better understanding of the success of the markets as a showcase for what their town, Athens, Georgia, could achieve.

Knitting and crochet craft Jen Maude of Jam made


ow grateful I am for my Mum who taught me to knit when I was very young. I still wear a sleeveless top I made when I was 12! Beautiful crochet patterns kept popping up, and I desperately wanted to make them, so, in 2004 I taught myself to crochet from a book.

Now I create my own patterns and sell completed pieces online, and hold local knitting and crochet workshops. It may be viewed as a winter craft, but I’m busy with orders from April through to September and am often found with a hook in my hand, even if it is 30 plus in the shade. People ask where I find the time. Usually when the kids are asleep, although it is amazing what you can achieve when you don’t watch TV. I love creating wearable fabric that’s practical and artistic. For me it’s meditative work that gives a real sense of accomplishment. My current project is a vintage inspired cardigan that uses strips of frayed floral fabric as ties,


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instead of buttons. It’s gorgeous! Modernised vintage patterns – they’re so special – I’d fight you over them! I buy lots of Australian wool, raw and hand spun being special favourites. Then there’s the occasional splurge on Italian cashmere and woollen treasures from New Zealand. People often say they don’t have the patience to learn to knit or crochet. Think “determination”. Like anything worthwhile in life, it takes love and dedication.

Nambour Library will be closed on Saturday 16 June, as well as the show holiday on Friday 15 June, while new carpet is installed. During the closure books can be returned via the returns chute. The library will reopen 9.00am Monday 18 June.

Jazz in the Gardens Kick back to the smooth sounds of cool jazz at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens this Sunday, 10 June from 1 – 4pm. This is the first in the Sundayze Series of free, live entertainment. Its family friendly and features local jazz groups, entertainment for the kids along with lots of food stalls.

Grow bushfood in your backyard Head for your local library this month to learn how you can grow bush food from native plants in your garden. Backyard Bushfood workshops are being held at Sunshine Coast libraries across the Coast. Workshops are free but booking is essential. Visit council’s library website to find out more.

Vegetation management changes Leafy suburbs and trees contribute to the Coast’s lifestyle but on occasion residents need to remove trees interfering with structures or services. From 22 June, the way council manages vegetation on private land will change. The level of vegetation protection remains the same but there will be new forms to complete when applying for a permit to remove vegetation. To check if you need approval to remove trees in your area contact a landscape assessment officer on 5475 7272 or visit council’s website.

Sundayze Series for winter 2012 The winter 2012 program for the Sundayze Series of live entertainment includes jazz, opera, comedy, funky fusion, retro / rock’n’roll and relaxed island beats at locations across the Coast from June through to August. Sundayze Series events are free but booking is required in some cases. Visit the events page on council’s website for details.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Ordinary Meetings 10.00am, Thursday 28 June, Tewantin 10.00am, Thursday 26 July, Caloundra

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Arts Scene Indee Theatre News John Burls, playwright and director


his Indee’s season of Night Train to Terror was nothing short of a triumph! With full houses (and these days theatres are finding that a hard task), it proved that a good old fashioned thriller still has great audience appeal. The Indee has been celebrating the Eumundi School of the Arts (SOA) 100th birthday with a “Century Special” that celebrates the evolution of theatre entertainment. Night Train to Terror was a typical style of entertainment in the late 30s. The previous performance was the Picture Show Man Weekend, covering the very early 1900s. Next up in the series is THE GREAT Vaudeville-Burlesque-Music Hall-Variety-FOLLIES WEEKEND. The show will feature former Boy

From Oz star, Dale Pengelly, along with the Burlesque Queens, Great Scott, the Woodrows, Barrie Woods and more. The final Indee salute to 100 years of the Eumundi SOA, will be the September - October staging of Ethel Turner’s classic, Seven Little Australians. There’s been a film (in the 30s), an ABC series and a BBC miniseries all adapted from a novel that hasn’t been out of print in 118 years. The Independent Theatre is very proud to have been granted the right to specially adapt Seven Little Australians for this centenary season. The theatre salutes will culminate at the end of the year with community celebrations held on Thursday 15, Friday 16, Saturday 17 November.

The “Burlesque Queens” in the Indee’s Great Follies Weekend.

Great Scott in the Indee’s Great Follies Weekend.

THE GREAT Vaudeville - Burlesque - Music Hall - Variety FOLLIES WEEKEND - Three shows only! Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July at 7.30pm, and Sunday 8 July at 2pm. Tickets $25 Concessions $22 Sundays $18. Bookings 5472 8200.

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Local band 45 Degrees returns to the Imperial Hotel on Saturday 9 June for the first time since February. Sitting in again will be honorary fifth member Vaughan Jones, keyboard player in Troy Cassar Daley’s band. Dan, on bass, has also just returned from a tour of Victoria with Troy and is looking forward to catching up with the rest of the boys to play some old favourites. Thursday 7 June 2012

Night Train to Terror theatre review Bronwen Emery


large crowd of keen train spotters watched Night Train to Terror travel on a track abounding with twists and turns en route to Edinburgh. The 25 May was opening night and the Indee Theatre was transformed into a replica of Euston Railway station. This set the scene for the train ride of intrigue ahead. The redoubtable Sherlock Holmes, played by Luke Lanham, and his dependable assistant Dr. Watson, played by Ken Souter, kept the audience enthralled with their quest to solve a series of robberies, assaults and murders. Sean McBride was Chief Inspector Lestrade and his role aided the search for answers to the many puzzles unveiled. Lindley Moon as Lady Coombes and Ruth Montgomery as her niece Madeline Vickers, filled special

roles and added to the humour and trickery as the play unfolded. Monty Armstrong performed by Bill Hastings stirred the pot of mystery and mayhem. Further laughter and intrigue were provided by Inger Vinogradov as Miss Schumann, Anita Tilly as Mrs Tanby and Josh Watson as the carriage attendant. The set, designed and built by Eddie Ellis and a hardworking team of assistants, was a train carriage and the scenes unfolded using a progression of different compartments, with a clever use of lighting and sound as the journey to Edinburgh progressed. Joint directors, John and Carol Burls have brought together a different Sherlock Holmes mystery with a devoted group of actors and a creative technical crew contributing to make this a night of mystery to remember.

Indee Theatre patron and Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington (centre) at the opening night of Night Train to Terror with his wife Jenny and author of Night Train to Terror John Burls.

Marcoola’s Julie and Lawrence Chadwick dressed to kill for the 1930s Sherlock Holmes mystery thriller Night Train to Terror presented by the Indee Theatre.

Artist studio clean out sale


ocal artists and crafters are cleaning out their studios, unearthing forgotten gems to sell at this special art market where nothing is over $100. This is an opportunity for people to snaffle up

an original artwork by one of our local artists at an affordable price. Head to the Pomona Rail Station Gallery Paddock, at 10 Station St Pomona, on Saturday 16 June, 9am–1pm. Phone 5485 2950.

Artist Wendy Catlin in her studio.

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To all our valued customers Regrettably, Azzurro will no longer be trading under our management. We would like to thank you all for your support and friendship since 2009, as undoubtedly we would never have made it this far without you. Thanks for the memories and we hope to see you all again soon. With warm regards, the team at Azzurro Caffé Restaurant & Bar Thursday 7 June 2012

School Festivities The Noosa Pengari Steiner School Festival was awash with beautiful colours, music, food and craft

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Celebrate Food Fresh from Italy … or our local markets Fran Maguire


ind the food section of an Italian market and you will find an abundance of traditional local produce. The food stalls at Luino on the shores of Lake Maggiore tempt with Lombardy and Piedmont delights: mountain cheeses including capra (goat’s cheese) and pecorino of various ages, some deliciously infused with tartufo nero (black truffles);

insaccati (sausages, literally “bagged things”) and other cured meats stacked on or hanging above stalls; mountain honey, olive oil and balsamic vinegar squeezed alongside northern Italian wines; and huge, custom-built trucks with built-in rotisseries full of chickens, where vendors carve into roast loins of pork encased in crisp, honey-coloured crackling. The plains of Lombardy have

been a rice growing region for centuries and risotto has become a staple dish, epitomised by the classic Risotto Milanese. Patience is required in making risotto, with constant stirring for at least 15 minutes, quite a pleasant activity on a cool winter evening. This recipe makes a main dish for two or an appetiser for four, as it is often eaten as the primo in an Italian meal.

Fennel and pea risotto

Pork and veal tortelli with Napoli sauce

Ingredients 800ml good quality chicken or vegetable stock 40g butter or 20g butter and 1 tblsp olive oil 1 leek, finely sliced 1 medium fennel bulb, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves in fine slivers 1 cup Arboria or Carnaroli rice, unrinsed 1 cup of fresh or frozen peas, thawed and drained Sea salt 100ml dry white wine, optional Keep aside some fine green fennel tops

Pasta dough 2 cups type 00 flour 1 tsp salt 4 eggs, room temperature Extra flour to dust Semolina or polenta for layering (before use rest pasta for one hour, covered)

Method Heat the stock in a pan and keep over gentle heat while cooking the risotto. Melt 20g butter, or 10g butter and the olive oil over a medium heat, in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the leek and fennel, add a pinch of salt, sweat for 4 minutes. Add garlic, cook for 2 minutes, stirring.

Add the rice – from this point on keep stirring. Turn the rice until it becomes translucent. At this stage 100ml dry white wine can be added while stirring, until the rice absorbs the wine. Reduce heat to simmering level. Add a ladle of warm stock, stir till absorbed. Continue adding warm stock a ladle at a time, allowing each to be absorbed before adding the next. After about 10 minutes taste the rice – when it still has a firm bite add the peas, stir. Continue adding stock as before, after 5 more minutes taste the rice – when it is ready it is just soft with a slight bite. Remove from the heat, stir in the remaining butter, sprinkle with reserved fennel tops, eat and enjoy. (If liked, cooked seafood such as lumps of crabmeat, prawns or seared scallops can be added just before the end of cooking, and stirred to warm through.)

Our local markets and retailers are a fresh food delight too and contenders in the Eumundi Markets’ schools’ challenge, Market Chef, recently took on the challenge of making tortelli under the guidance of chef Phil Scott.


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Filling 350g minced veal 150g minced pork 1 small egg, beaten 1 small red chilli, sliced 1 large clove garlic, sliced 1 small bunch parsley, chopped 1 1/2 tblsp sage, chopped 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan 2 tsp lemon zest, grated Salt and ground pepper to taste Sauce 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 clove garlic, sliced 4 large ripe tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup basil, torn into small pieces Salt to taste Method Combine all filling ingredients, cover and set aside in fridge. Roll out pasta to desired thickness, layering for each rolling. Sprinkle semolina or polenta on each sheet before layering it. Cut out pasta discs using an egg ring, set aside until ready to fill.

Have a large pot of boiling water ready on stovetop. Heat olive oil in a heavy based pan, add onion and garlic. Sauté one minute, add diced tomato, cook until reaches a sauce-like consistency. Carefully drop tortelli into a pot of rapidly boiling water for about 90 seconds before transferring them to the sauce in the pan. Check sauce seasoning, toss tortelli to coat, add the basil, serve with grated parmesan. Eumundi Green tip: if you don’t want to make the pasta, use round won ton wrappers, or maybe cut out rounds from fresh lasagne sheets.

Lay a disc on bench, brush one side with a little water. Place filling in centre of disc, carefully form tortelli around finger, join two ends together. Place on a tray sprinkled with a little semolina or polenta and repeat with remaining discs. Thursday 7 June 2012

Health and Lifestyle Winter wisdom from the Orient

Emma Iwinska, Oriental health care and acupuncture


n Oriental medicine, winter is the season for rest and recovery. It is the time of year to go to bed early and get up late - a time of hibernation. It pertains to the energy of the kidneys, which function like the battery for our body. So this is a good time of year to recharge and rest. Eating lots of cooked nourishing foods helps our body to easily create energy without depleting our batteries, so get the slow cooker out and let it do the work. Foods that particularly support the kidneys’ energetic function include walnuts, pork, chicken, beans, lentils, eggs and most seafood. When the kidney qi is strong we have stamina, wisdom and willpower. Our bones are healthy and our fertility good. There is a yin (cooling and nourishing) and yang (warming and active) aspect to the kidney energy. If our kidney yin becomes depleted we become prone to fearfulness and anxiety. We may suffer insomnia, night sweats, and restlessness. To support the kidney yin, we need to stay away from stimulates and heating foods like caffeine, alcohol and chilli. We should increase our intake of fish,

pork, steamed greens and water. Try snack foods like pears or goji berries. It is vitally important if you are kidney yin deficient to go to bed by 9.30pm. The yin in our body rebuilds at night while we sleep, particularly between the hours of 10.30pm and 1am, so ensure you are tucked up in your doona snoozing at this time. If you are having trouble sleeping, acupuncture and herbs may be the key to assisting you to develop good sleeping patterns, as they can reset your body clock. If you suffer from kidney yang deficiency you will have symptoms such as ice cold feet, fatigue, bone soreness, musculo-skeletal problems affecting the lower back and knees, and possibly even morning diarrhoea. To help support kidney yang invest in some ugg boots and keep yourself toasty warm. Try and get outside in the sunshine every day. Eat warming foods such as lamb shanks, prawns, crab, ginger, cinnamon and include some ginseng in your cooking or as a tea. So snuggle up everyone, get cosy, eat some warm yummy soups and stews, stay home and recharge your batteries.

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Your Say Top end of town needs attention The state of the buildings and grounds around areas that housed Awesome Gardens and several artists and retailers needs urgent attention. The current look reflects badly on a town that has for many years had the welcome mat out for visitors in a big way. Perhaps it’s a job for the incoming Division 10 councillor to liaise with the owners with a view to an urgent clean up. I’m concerned about the demoralising effect of such an eyesore on residents and other business owners who are in many cases quietly struggling to work through the challenging economic times. My enquiries reveal that the application to develop that whole Butter Factory area is yet to be lodged with Council so any approved development is years away. In the meantime, the area should be maintained as befits our wonderful town. As a horticulturalist and

garden planner, may I suggest to Council and community leaders to think very carefully about the choice of species to enhance the ground cover in any future extension of gardens down Memorial Dr – several of my professional colleagues and I think better choices for such difficult growing circumstances could have been made. Cheryl Boyd Stringybark Cottage, Verrierdale A question posed to our local foodies? If a recipe calls for pancetta, which is a smoked bacon and is used for the fat and the smokey flavour, but you have guests who don’t eat pork, what can you substitute and what would the substitute be called? I appreciate the help. There has to be a bunch of foodies in Eumundi who know this! Janet

What you’re saying on Facebook … about community gardens: “Love the idea of a community garden in Eumundi. Is there a Facebook page for this yet? I wonder what format we should have for the gardens? European allotment style or education centre style or both?” Claudia Williams

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COMING UP Sunday 10 and Sunday 17 June  There are 90 quaint speciality boutiques to browse and shop in at Eumundi Square Napier St Spend a Sunday ambling along Eumundi’s Gallery Trail:  Red Desert Gallery 10am–4.30pm 102 Memorial Dr  Tina Cooper Glass Gallery 9am–2pm Central Memorial Dr  The Art Bank 9am–4pm 79 Memorial Dr

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n a recent edition I talked about SkyDrive, Microsoft’s offering into the free cloud based backup and synchronisation service market. Like Dropbox, it lets you synchronise files over the internet and between multiple PCs no matter where you are. In May Google launched their offering – Google Drive. Like Dropbox and SkyDrive, it also creates a folder on your PC in which anything you place is synchronised on the internet, which you can access from any other PC with Google Drive installed or just through a web browser like Internet Explorer. Google Drive has a few advantages over the others though. With Google Drive, you can view thirty different file types from within your browser window, without needing the program

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that the file was created in. For example, if you sync an Adobe Photoshop file, you can view that file from Internet Explorer even if you don’t own Photoshop. Google Drive also has an option to turn on OCR text recognition. This feature scans every document you synchronise and allows you to search based on text within the files themselves. This can be very handy – I use it to make my PDF invoice contents searchable. Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive and SugarSync (another competitor worth checking out) all offer between 5–7GB of free storage. You can run multiple services on your PC as well, potentially giving you over 20Gb of free cloud based storage and backup. If you have a problem or a question phone or drop an email.

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Adopt-a-pet and help a furry orphan find a new home

“Hello my name is Spring. I have a beautiful kind nature and I’m all ready to just move in because I’m fully trained and well behaved too. Are you keen to adopt me? PLEASE! I will love you forever. I’m desexed, vaccinated and microchipped. I will suit any home, a family or someone looking for company. I like other cats too...I’m happy to share. I have been an inside and outside cat but my favourite spot is snuggling on a blanket. Is your bed ready? I’m on my way....hint hint. The girls at RSPCA Noosa are desperate to find me a home, its been a while now. I hope you can come and take me home today! My adoption price is $80. Spring x “


A double pass to the opening night of The Noosa Longweekend Festival. See Debra Byrne in her new show, Ripe! To win email editor@ with the answer to: “Which part did Debra play in Mary Poppins?”. Now in its 11th year, The Noosa Longweekend Festival is taking place, from June 15 to 24. More than 80 cultural events will be staged over 10 days and nights. Australian icon and musical diva Debra Byrne will be opening the festival with her brand new show, Ripe at The J Theatre, Friday 15 June, 7.30pm, tickets $55.

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Bits and Pieces Our readers’ photo Reflections under sunlight and silk

Community forum a success

This magical image from photographer Liz Dick captures children entranced in play at the recent Noosa Pengari Steiner School festival. The moment caught here is open to multiple interpretations; what’s the boy on the left doing: is he conducting an orchestra? How about the lad in the middle: is he simply attempting to balance the orange, or has something caught his eye? And what’s captured the attention of the steadfast boy stage right? Thank you Liz for the stunning photos we’ve used in this issue. Send high resolution jpg files to by our next deadline, noon Thursday 14 June. Your photograph may be chosen for publication in Eumundi Green. Accreditation will be given to all photographers.

Keep Smiling

F. Scott Fitzgerald provided his daughter Scottie with a list of 21 rules to live by. Here’s a sample of the legendary author’s paternal wisdom: Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. Don’t worry about growing up. Don’t worry about disappointments. Don’t worry about anyone getting ahead of you. Don’t worry about triumph. Don’t worry about dolls. Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault. Don’t worry about flies, mosquitoes and insects in general. Worry about courage, cleanliness, efficiency and horsemanship.

ECCO directors thank community members for their interest in attending the recent forum and also the three speakers whose presentations at the Imperial Hotel were rated highly. Topics included a briefing on a short report on the first steps of a Master Plan for Eumundi by Andrew Hillhouse. Johanne Wright's short presentation was about the expected process the Boundary Commissioner will follow in the upcoming state government led consideration of de-amalgamation. The third topic was an introduction to the new national Workplace Health and Safety Act and implications for community organisations and their volunteers to consider. ECCO proposes running follow up workshops on the new Workplace Health and Safety Act to assist community organisations and small business operators in August.

Eumundi's Ross Clarke from Workplace Relations addressing the audience on workplace health and safety changes.

Modernising ECCO's constitution In the next ECCO column will be an invitation for members of Eumundi & District Community Assn, Eumundi and District Historical Assn and Eumundi Chamber of Commerce to a workshop to review the constitution drawn by the three member organisations to establish ECCO and the inter-party agreement that enabled the formation and spelt out ongoing roles. Members are asked to provide advice and comments through their organisation.

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he Transit of Venus on 6 June marked just the seventh time our sister planet has been recorded passing in a direct line between the Sun and us. Of course, with Earth being the third rock from the giant miasma of incandescent plasma, Mercury and Venus are the only planets that transit. Mercury’s small apparent size makes its cross-solar voyages something of a non-event. But Venus transits have attracted great scientific interest since the initial observation in 1639, especially when astronomers realised careful records could help calculate the precise scale of the Solar System. Captain James Cook was sent to Tahiti to observe the 1769 transit, after which the Endeavour sailed southward and collided with Great Barrier Reef (among other things). If you missed it, better keep yourself in good nick: the next transit’s scheduled for 11 December 2117.

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ECCO's bookkeeper Annie Wilson drawing out Moffat Beach resident Peter Bailey's lucky ticket from the hundreds lodged by market car park drivers during May. Eumundi Green


Environment and Outdoors Take a walk through Eumundi Conservation Park

On Fire Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade A call out for volunteer firefighters

Local bushwalkers Betty Vacher, Claudia Williams and Heather Powell


President Alf Newman (left) and local volunteer Damien Ryan.

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he Sunshine Coast is blessed with a varied and beautiful landscape with a superb network of walking trails. One of these less known walks forms part of Eumundi Conservation Park which spreads from Eumundi-Noosa Road, behind the Wreckers, to Pathara Road at North Arm. The park has many interconnected tracks and we have documented three shorter walks and one longer walk that takes you from one end to the other, approximately 14km return. There is plenty of parking space available in front of the Wreckers on the Eumundi Noosa Road. The walk we include here is suitable for families and takes about two hours return, along a well-defined and shaded bush track with a creek crossing that has the remains of an old log crossing and stepping stones. If you like the peace and quiet of natural bushland interrupted only by the sounds of a variety of birds, walking this environmental park is a must. You can find more information at www.sunshinecoastbushwalks. com for some beautiful photos of other walking trails in the area. From Eumundi Wreckers on Eumundi-Noosa Rd  From the car park, enter through the metal barrier and take the first track to the left, which follows the fence line. Continue with the fence on your left past a farm house.

Keep to the left following the track down through a gully and up the other side. Continue on to the next gully which has the remains of an old log crossing.  Keep left at the next intersection and descend down to the creek which has stepping stones to cross.  After walking past open grassland, the track enters Venning Road.  Return the same way until reaching the creek. At this point there is an option to take a different route to the car park. After the creek crossing take the 2nd turn to the left (which looks almost to be going straight ahead).  After a short distance, this trail joins a wider trail, where you merge right.  When you come upon a triangular intersection veer to the left.  At the next intersection, stay right, ignoring the next two tracks to the left.  Follow the path straight, keeping the fence on your left. Take the first turn to the right – Ignore the next track off to the left.  At the next intersection, where the track merges with the main fire trail, turn left. Ignore the next small trail off to the left.  Turn right at the next triangular intersection. Stay on this track, ignoring the track off to the right  At the crossroads, go straight ahead, ignoring the next track off to the right. Continue on to the car park.

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Nature Notes and Outdoors Black swans Helen Hepburn


have always loved black swans (Cygnus atratus) and Kon Hepers sending me this lovely photo prompted me to do a Nature Notes article on them. I needed to do some extra research on swans and was struck by how similar their lives are to us people! Here are some examples;  Some are sedentary.  Some are jet-setters and travel vast distances in search of suitable lakes, lagoons and waterways etc, often settling on islands in waterways (as we do!).  Most pair for life but divorce is not uncommon.  Recent studies show that up to 25 per cent of males (called cobs) are in a same sex relationship.  Same sex pairs often have a loose liaison with a female (called a pen) and rear her chicks

(cygnets).  Some cygnets have been fathered by other males.  Couples share in the nesting and rearing of families (up to 8 eggs).  Like new age people, swans are vegetarians (eating green crops, aquatic plants and tubers). Bread is OFF the menu (the yeast can cause digestive upsets) and, like children being fed a diet of lollies can cause severe malnutrition.  Shellfish are often added to the diet (aquatic snails).  Can have hissy fits when upset.  Black Swans are dressed for all occasions in black with gorgeous ruffled feathers along the back. A fetching contrast of red on the beak and dramatic white wings make these birds “up there’ in elegance and at the top end of the fashion stakes.

Move towards self-sufficiency


ermaculture Noosa is presenting Toward SelfSufficiency with Mike Stasse on Thursday 21 June at 7pm at the Memorial Hall, Cooroy. Since moving onto 1.5 acres near Cooran nine years ago, Mike and his wife Glenda have turned it from grass into a self-sufficient permaculture property including designing and building their sustainable home. Cath Manuel, an educator in growing and cooking food

using organic gardening and permaculture methods, will talk about growing bananas Permaculture Noosa meetings are FREE and open to the public. Meetings start at 7pm with a marketplace where members sell their produce or homemade products, the guest speakers start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) is served at 9pm. For further information phone Judith on 5471 1982.

Memorial Dr – take a closer look Matt Popplewell, horticulturist


e’ve all driven down the Memorial Dr many times. Many of us have dragged our pooch the distance. But how many times do we actually stop to admire the miniature treasures that nature has brought to our main street? Through the car windscreen it’s just a flash of colour – gone in a heartbeat. Next time you stop by the post office, across the road is the mighty fig tree we all know and love. Have a look into the branches and count the number of Staghorn Ferns that are clinging to its powerful biceps. This plant has the somewhat comical botanical name Platycerium superbum; perhaps because its bum is firmly latched to the host tree. These are actually ferns called epiphytic, which means they grow mounted on plaques or other substrates (in this case the tree trunk). Moving further on, near the station is another beauty that is full

of colour in the winter months. The Grevillea, whose flowers resemble the bottle brush (Callistemon). The genus Grevillea is probably the most popular and widely cultivated of all of Australia’s plants. The reasons for this aren’t hard to understand. The plants occur in numerous shapes and sizes so that there is a Grevillea for almost any conceivable garden situation. Added to this are the colourful flowers which in many cases attract birds.

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Heritage Eumundi Turnaround at Discover Eumundi

DIY volunteers and materials needed for 100 year old lady


The Buttons & Bags local collectors’ corner display closed at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre last week with a final chance to buy Tracey Muche-Williams’ (right) bags and vintage button jewellery. Visit Discover Eumundi or call 5442 8762 for more information.

Council showcases heritage

Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre manager Wendy Birrell at the centre’s stall at the Sunshine Coast Council Heritage Showcase at Pomona Museum last month.

he Eumundi School of Arts will celebrate its Centenary in November and needs some TLC to bring it up to scratch. Eumundi Historical Foundation director Damien Jones provides the short version of the story: “Back in 1999, a rear extension (block on slab) was completed and financed by the Eumundi Historical Association (EHA) to house work and provide backstage space for the Eumundi Independent Theatre, “Indee”. Space for the extension was created by cutting into the hillside behind the building and along part of the north boundary. Final “landscaping” involved backfilling along what is now the north wall of the workshop space – creating a “dam” for water draining down the hillside and a perfect environment and opportunity for termites to invade the building, which they subsequently did in 2009–10. The resulting damage to the workshop, stage and toilets was extensive. In the next few months, our goal is to renovate the worst affected toilet so that it is at least presentable enough for the upcoming Centenary celebrations.

Therefore we are calling for DIY volunteers and materials – if you have any second-hand traditionally styled weatherboarding lying around, now could be the opportunity to clear it! Or If you are handy with a saw, chisel, level, drill etc., or can help with basic plumbing, run shopping errands for materials, do tip runs with your trailer or whatever, please put your hand up. With any luck it should only take two to three hours if we get enough help.” Please call Damien on 5442 8813 or email damien@ to participate. For further details of the Centenary celebrations contact Wendy Birrell at Discover Eumundi on 5442 8762 or manager@

A 100 year event! Calling all people interested in putting on a fabulous celebration for our heritage listed Eumundi School of Arts. When it opened in November 1912 the hall was considered one of the finest buildings on the Sunshine Coast and has been in continuous use since then. It opened to two days of celebrations and a street parade. There were stalls, sporting activities and races! Planning is under way for a number of similar activities including a street parade, costumed actors, a Centenary Ball and much more. To volunteer for what is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate this fine building please contact us at Discover Eumundi. Phone or email for more details of how you can get involved. More details soon on our website

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Thursday 7 June 2012

Sports News Gritty Dragons breathe fire again! Lyndal Brown


umundi Rugby Union Club is by no means the biggest club in the competition but the Dragons’ teams continue to impress each week. Last Saturday saw a brutal battle for Under 8s against the Maroochydore Swans end in a 35 all draw. It was a game that seesawed for its entire duration with neither side taking a backward step. Jack “hot stepper” Goudge had an outstanding game. We really have unearthed a couple of speedsters in Steele and Saxon who again impressed. Macca and Justice brought off two bone crunching tackles that made the crowd wince. Griffin, Sam and Callahan were once again at their outstanding best and Julian chased every line. A special mention goes to Terry our manager, trainer, stats man and medic, he really worked overtime to keep our boys on the field. Under 7s Coach Stu Goudge says they had more grace than Grace Kelly, more style than the Queen and more determination than an asthmatic ant carrying a heavy load of shopping! Their defence was impenetrable and their try scoring prolific, in a 13 to 11 win over St Andrews Red. Ed Revell came into his own this week, taking on the opposition like a boy possessed. Chaise Palmer


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and Jock Makim once again were our main try scorers. Other try scorers were Liam Robson and Conner Summers and the mighty Zen Selzer – three more determined players you won’t find. I’ve said in each report how Song Brown gets better every game. Last week her defence was once again outstanding. Finally Ayden Horsman, the BP man (Quiet achiever… ask your parents it was an old BP logo). This is a lad who always puts the team before him self. After a tough game against a bigger and more experienced Noosa team, the Under 11’s played in what was typical winter rugby conditions. After the first few nervous minutes the game settled into a grinding affair, disrupted when Joel Kerr found himself running in open space and was well supported by Joe Makim who scored the first try. A special mention must be made of scrum-half Evan who makes every tackle regardless of the size of the opponent. Noosa may have won but our team played with heart. As long as they keep learning and get ball hungry they will do well. For those interested in keeping in touch check: www.

Pool News

Sunshine Coast BMX Club annual open day Alan Davidson


he open day at Yandina, held at the BMX track behind the sports grounds, attracted riders from all over the state with over 230 riders from clubs as far south as Ashmore and Ipswich to Maryborough in the north. Local riders put in an impressive effort against some of the best BMXers in Australia. With its inclusion in the Olympic Games, BMX racing is undergoing a resurgence in popularity. Two Australians are currently dominating the international BMX scene: Sam Willoughby recently won the Male World Championships with Caroline Buchannan taking out the women’s time trials at the same event.

While the Sunshine Coast BMX Club may not quite be up to holding an Olympic race meet yet, it does have a very strong group of riders who race every Wednesday night. We have novices starting who are as young as four, and some of our more mature aged (but young at heart) dads race in the cruiser class. Over the next month we have several riders heading to the Southern Zones Championships where we hope to put in a good showing. For more pictures from our open day or more information about our weekly race night, check out our Facebook page – Sunshine Coast BMX Club.

Local Eumundi teen a star performer Fourteen year old contemporary dancer Emalyn Knight recently won the Outstanding Contemporary Performer Award 2012 at the Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod. Emalyn went to Eumundi State School and is now full time at the Noosa Professional Dance Academy. Her dream is to join a company overseas.

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Locals Home and Abroad Eumundi Green around the world Taiwan; terrible traffic, tropical mountains, thermal springs Shane Christensen, Eumundi artist


tanding in front of the giant theatre house in Taipei with my Eumundi Green. Imagine a tropical island that’s less than half the size of Tasmania with a huge mountain range through the middle, beautiful east coast beaches and a population the same as Australia. In the second most populated city on the planet, I still found beautiful traditional gardens, natural hot springs and great surfing beaches.

I was deeply inspired by the natural landscapes and the many forms of modern and traditional art – from a giant international sandcastle competition to classic Chinese paintings, aboriginal woodcarving in the mountains and traditional paintings on temple walls. With an abundance of tasty foods and snacks in the night markets the taste buds were stimulated too.

Sub-editor Fran’s Canadian family


ran Maguire’s Canadian sisterin-law Nancy and nephew, Michael, enjoy a catch up on our local news from time to time. After a long Alberta winter, Nancy is enjoying a bit of welcome warmth in her Spruce Grove garden, while

Michael still seems to be feeling the chill under his Aussie bush hat in St Paul, where he works as a librarian for Northern Lights. The family dog, Buster, was recently featured taking in the news on the Green’s Facebook page.

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EG 147 of 7 June 2012  

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EG 147 of 7 June 2012  

Eumundi Green is a not for profit magazine made by the community for the community.