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Issue 173 – Thursday 27 June 2013

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Our hinterland hides many intriguing places that lay hidden or go unnoticed; a rusty old shed, a bath tub in a field, a tumble-down house. Over the next couple of months the Green will be looking for photos that uncover hidden pockets of our hinterland. Pictured is a photograph of the old Eumundi abattoir on Eumundi-Noosa Rd, taken by Babette Urban. Turn to p. 22 for more information on this reader’s photographic assignment.

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Thursday 27 June 2013

Editor's Word on the street is... Desk

Community Diary Friday 28 June Chamber of Commerce breakfast $10 Hon Glen Elmes, MP speaker 7.15am sharp Sala Thai Restaurant


e have just had our winter solstice and passed the shortest day of the year. Winter seemed to set in quickly in the hinterland this year, but from here on, the days will get longer and warmer. The solstice (or Yule) is seen traditionally as a time of celebration and new beginnings, so it is an apt time for Kate Terton – Eumundi Green’s designer of six and a half years – to leave us for fresh challenges and experiences. Kate has given her heart and soul to the Green and is a major reason the magazine has been so loved and successful. She has donated hundreds of volunteer hours, often working into the wee hours, midwifing difficult issues of Eumundi Green. She is such a talented, creative soul and I will miss her company and sanity through the computer very much on these cold wintry nights. Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren

Tuesday 2 July Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade training 7pm Fire Station, Napier Rd 0408 992 139 Saturday 6 July Belli Old Time Dance 7.30pm Belli Hall 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park 5447 0175

 There is a new dentist moving into the old dental premises in July  There will not be a “house with no walls” party for a while  Blair has been on the job day and night  Many locals are heading North to go camping this holidays  The new permaculture building at ESS will be built during the holidays  There are lots of pet dogs roaming the streets  Winter has arrived

Monday 8 July School term three starts Monday 8 July EDCA meeting 7pm Joe’s Waterhole, Gaming lounge, Memorial Dr 0431 685 063


fter six and a half years (translating to 165 issues) as graphic designer for Eumundi Green it is now time for me to move on to new challenges in my creative career. While I am very excited by the new opportunities that I will be pursuing and also look forward to not being tied down by fortnightly weekend deadlines I will always remember my time with the Green. I have very much enjoyed to be part of such a special community magazine. I'd like to say thank you to the Green team for the good times. Best wishes to everyone! Kate Terton

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Tuesday 9 July North Arm State School P&C meeting 6.30pm North Arm State School Library 5472 9888 Tuesday 9 July Country Women’s Assoc. (CWA) Monthly meeting 10am CWA community hall Ph 5441 3226

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

Nathan Woodcock Computer Coop

Judith Pattison

Community feature

Claudette Betteridge Marimba

Babette Urban Bees

Matt Popplewell Hand Therapy

Chris Strewe Book review

Kon Hepers

Nankeen Night Heron

Kim Johnston The simple life

Subeditors: Judi Pattison, Alain Bouvier. Proofreaders: Debbie Gleason, Bronwen Pearson, Jaqueline Hamilton-Lavery. Designer: Kate Terton.

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4000 copies of the Eumundi Green are delivered every fortnight to households, schools, cafés, shops and markets in Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale, North Arm, Belli Park, Eerwah Vale, Weyba Downs and Cooroy as well as Yandina and Noosa Info Centre. This magazine is printed on 100 per cent recycled Evolve paper, except the cover which is printed on Maine Gloss paper which is partly recycled and partly plantation sourced and environmentally friendly inks are used for printing. Disclaimer (the fine print): All information in Eumundi Green has been written in good faith based on material, verbal or written, provided by contributors. The editor is not obliged to publish every item of information received nor will all letters and articles submitted be published without change because of layout and production considerations. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, or endorsed by, the editor or the publisher of Eumundi Green. Inclusion of any material is in no way to be taken as an endorsement by the publisher of Eumundi Green. Any photographs submitted to Eumundi Green are accepted on the basis that approval has been given for publication by the subjects of the photograph. Advertisers upon and by lodging material with Eumundi Green for publication or authorizing or approving the publication or any material indemnify the publisher and its agents against all liability, claims or proceedings whatsoever.

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Business News New faces at Continuum

— Business clinic — Guide to claiming home-business tax deductions If you operate your business in full or in part from home, you may be able to claim a deduction for: ● Occupancy expenses, such as rent, mortgage interest, rates, land taxes and house insurance premiums ● Running expenses, such as phone rental and business calls, internet fees, depreciation of office furniture and equipment, and any additional heating, cooling, lighting and cleaning expenses.

Eumundi’s Continuum Antiques Vintage Retro has a new owner as of July. Malcolm Smith (left) has bought the shop and will manage the store with Sharon Gunther. Doug and Debra Palmen said the business was not actually on the market but that after five years it was time for new ventures. The couple will continue to travel to Europe to buy for the shop so the stock will remain predominantly the same. The pussycat managers are also retiring.

Training through winter

The Eumundi Aquatic Centre gym’s personal trainer Andrew Cowan is working a group of locals hard on improving their health and wellness on a recent cold and wintry day.

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Whether you can claim both running expenses and occupancy expenses depends on whether: ● Your home is your place of business and you have an area set aside exclusively for business activities. ● Your home is not your place of business but you have an area set aside exclusively for business activities. ● You work at home, but have no home work area – that is, you work when others are not present in a living area or garage, but your home is not your place of business and you don’t have an area set aside primarily or exclusively for business activities. If your home is your place of business and you have an area set aside exclusively for business activities, you may be able to claim both running and occupancy expenses. If you carry on your business elsewhere and also do some work at home, you cannot claim occupancy expenses even if you have a home work area set aside.

Occupancy expenses can include: ● Cost of owning or renting the house (such as rent, mortgage interest, insurance and rates). ● Cost of using a room (such as gas and electricity). ● Business phone costs. ● Decline in value of office plant and equipment (such as desks, chairs and computers). ● Depreciation of curtains, carpets, light fittings, etc. You can keep a diary to work out how much of your running expenses relate to working at home. All you have to do to support your claims is keep a diary for a representative period of about four weeks each income year. Alternatively, for home work area expenses, such as heating, cooling, lighting and depreciation of furniture, you can claim a fixed rate, instead of keeping details of actual expenses. Effective from 1 July 2010, the hourly rate for home office expenses increased from 26 cents to 34 cents an hour. We have developed an online tool to help you determine whether you are entitled to occupancy expenses and then calculate your allowable deduction – refer to Home office expenses calculator. For more information on home office expenses, refer to: ● Taxation Ruling TR 93/30 Income tax: deductions for home office expenses ● Practice Statement PS LA 2001/6 Home office expenses: diaries of use and calculation of home office expenses. Views expressed in the Business Clinic are general in nature and not to be relied on as legal, financial or professional advice. Areas of Expertise: Commercial & Business Conveyancing Planning & Environment Wills & Estates

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Business and Community News

Computer Coop

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ome Apple and PC advice combined! PC Microsoft Outlook users – if you use an iphone or an ipad did you know you can synchronise your Microsoft outlook contacts and calendar with your apple device for free? Using Outlook to manage your contacts and appointments is very easy and when you add a contact or appointment in Outlook or on your iphone, it instantly is updated on the other. All this is free via Apple icloud and pretty easy to set up. Just Google icloud Outlook sync. And here’s one for website owners. Is your site impossible to navigate for people on mobile phones? A massive amount of internet traffic is via mobile now and if your website doesn’t automatically show a mobile friendly version you are missing out on getting your information easily to potential clients. It normally costs a small fortune to have your site redesigned for this, but I’ve found a new product launched by a local business that makes this simple. The website au lets you quickly and easily create a mobile-friendly version of your site without any help or payments to web developers. I’ve nearly finished building mine and will be launching it soon, I’ll report back!

Nathan Woodcock Systems Engineer Ph 1300 995 502

Experience Eumundi has had great feedback on the facebook workshop they held recently at the CIA cafe for local businesses. The group is now hoping to now meet regularly to offer each other social media support. The first get together is planned for Monday 1 July at 8am (but confirm this with Wendy at Discover Eumundi).

Tax time tips for businesses Natalie Tsirimokos,


here’s always so much for business owners to consider at tax time, including what you’re eligible to claim and ways to maximise your end of year profits. Nexia Court & Co has compiled some essential top tips to help businesses maximise tax returns

and avoid being penalised:  Visit the Australian Tax Office (ATO) website for the latest tips and advice most relevant to your business.  Pay your superannuation contributions before the 30 June to ensure a deduction.  Scrap obsolete machinery.

 Get capital gains tax concessions.  Value trading stock at the lower cost – market value or replacement value.  Write off bad debts and claim back the GST credits where the debt has been outstanding for more than 12 months.

 Ensure private company loans that extend beyond the end of the income year are properly documented.  Review PAYG installment obligations.  Claim a deduction for Director fees and bonuses.


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Community News The Big Marimba Claudette Betteridge

News in brief Katie Rose Hospice is holding a High Tea fundraiser at The Fig Tree on Memorial Dr, Eumundi, on Tuesday 2 July, 10.30am. The Body Shop will be holding demonstrations and samples throughout the morning. Tickets are $30 and must be booked in advance on 5442 8555 or 0448 892 891. The No Blasted Quarry campaign in Verrierdale entered into Mediation last week. Mediation is a genuine attempt by all parties without prejudice at resolving the issues in dispute. Belli’s next Old-time Dance will be held on Saturday 6 July at 7.30pm. The door price is $12 for adults and $5 for students and includes a hearty supper. All ages and experience welcome. Belli Hall is an alcohol free venue located at 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park. Contact Margaret on 5447 0175 or A member of Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will give a workshop on “How to get the most out of Google” at 1pm on Saturday 6 July. The general meeting will follow the talk and afternoon tea at


ver the weekend the Noosa Botanic Gardens hosted The Big Marimba. With the shining backdrop of Lake MacDonald highlighting the performances, six large marimbas and up to 15 musicians at a time delighted the crowds nestled with their picnics in the amphitheatre. Along with the outstanding professionals

and under the guidance of the dedicated Mr Pead, the North Arm State School Marimbas – featuring students as young as 7 –, charmed all present with their energetic beats. Both children and adults alike finished off the afternoon with vibrant dancing to the debut performance of the Cat Scans’ electronic marimba rhythms.

41 Miva St, Cooroy. The Group will celebrate 17 years with a birthday lunch on Wednesday 10 July at Cooroy Bowls Club restaurant. Before lunch historian and author Dr James Lergessner will talk about his book Snippets from a Baby Boomers Diary. The event will start at 11am and the cost is $25. Bookings are essential. 5442 5570. The Cooroy Community Kindergarten’s cake and bake stall fundraiser outside the IGA raised almost $600 last weekend. Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, will lead a discussion about shaping the 30 year Qld plan and for the Noosa electorate on Friday 28 June at Sala Thai restaurant, Memorial Dr, from 7.15am sharp. $10 includes a light breakfast. Book via email to the chamber secretary Kerrie at ecc@eumundi. info or text to 0402 215 560 Tax Help is a free program run by the Australian Taxation Office from 17 July. Anyone who would like assistance with their tax return should contact Alex Somlyay's electorate office on 5479 2800 to make an appointment.

Fly-in fly-out family support group


any local families have a parent who works away from the home for weeks at a time. A local fly-in, fly-out/ drive-in, drive out (FIFO) support group is forming in Noosaville.

The first meeting is on 7 July at Noosa Lions Park, Gympie Tce, Noosaville at 10am. To rsvp or for more information www. or email Nicole

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Community News Heritage Walk of Eumundi

Tired? Anxious? Stressed? Find out why! Digestion correction is one part of our ‘5 Steps to Mental Mojo’!

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iscover Eumundi manager Wendy Birrell set out with a group of 17 to go on a Heritage Town walk. This group was the first to try out the QR code that Wendy had printed and blu tacked to the CWA hall. When the code was scanned with an iPad the group saw the finished audio visual story of some of the history of the CWA hall including the Eumundi

Markets starting there in 1979. The group was very impressed and will soon check out the new Discover Eumundi website which is being developed to see the other seven stories. You can go to to register your details and be sent updates regarding the release of more stories and the unveiling of the new website.

No blasted quarry for OKA or Verrierdale


ocal band OKA has come on board in support of the No Blasted Quarry Campaign. They will be headlining a benefit gig to help the communities of Yandina Creek and Verrierdale to raise $200,000 to keep the inappropriate development of a Hard Rock Quarry from opening in their backyards. Also supporting the cause are bands The Floating Bridges and The Flumes. The No Blasted Quarry Benefit Gig will be held on Saturday 29 June at the Verrierdale Hall, Verrierdale. $20 cash entry at

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SUNDAY gigs AT THE BOHO HAYDEN HACK Playing heartfelt, afro inspired funky tunes. Hayden's voice backed by these amazing musicians will help to transport you to a very happy place!

2pm Sunday 30 June

MICHAEL MORGAN Singer-songwriter Michael revs up the house with his unique raw growl. This 19yo winner of the 2012 Noosa Jazz Festival Star Search Competition is a star in the making.

2pm Sunday 7 July

2 PM on SUNDAYs The Rotary club of Cooroy recently celebrated their 20th birthday at the Cooroy RSL. The Club focuses on service to the community and the world. To find out about a meeting, time and place, phone Cath, 5472 0114 or Thursday 27 June 2013

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Your Say A big thank you As we approach the fifth anniversary of our shop we have just sold it! It was not actually for sale but sometimes the stars align and things happen when least expected, so we thought why not be flexible and go with it? We would like to send a big thank you to the Eumundi community and visitors for their terrific support over the last five years. We have had a great time and now look forward to moving into our new roles, which will be to buy as wholesalers for the shop. Welcome to Malcolm Smith, the new owner of our shop. We feel sure that he will enjoy the same enthusiastic support that this community has proven itself so willing to extend to anyone who has a go. Sharon Gunther will be the new manager – she started off as a customer in the shop, came so often she became a friend, and then came so often she became the manager. You will still be able to follow our progress on www.debrapalmen. For the many people who have told us how disappointed they will be to not see the resident moggie managers any more, their continuing adventures (sleeping on the bed, sleeping on the verandah, sleeping in

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Sunday 30 June and Sunday 7 July Sundays in Eumundi are all about browsing and taking it easy. Eumundi Square is a treasure trove of 90 micro-business stalls with an incredible array of beautiful and unique finds. Clothing, design, accessories, chocolates, yummy food – all undercover with easy parking and all amenities easily available. Eumundi Square holds a licensed auction every Sunday from 9.30am. Come along and buy or sell some treasures and bargains. Open Sundays from 9am–2pm


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the favourite chair) will continue to be documented in the blog. Thank you again Eumundi we look forward to being far more sociable than shop hours have allowed for the last few years. Cheers, Doug and Debra Palmen, Continuum Antiques Vintage & Retro Noosa being slugged twice Mayor Jamieson cannot have it all his own way and be happy. Noosa residents are being slugged twice for every minute that Council staff is currently spending on deamalgamation. We pay our rates to cover the cost of staff salaries and are being charged for every hour that they spend on providing figures to Mr Franks as well. Mayor Jamieson also said that Noosa was getting its fair share of funding for the rates it provided. So where are the extra costs coming from? Surely there are savings to be made as a result of finally consolidating Council operations and reducing the distance and time staff have to spend travelling from Caloundra to Noosa each week. He says that de-amalgamation is a major factor in rate rises? It will be for Noosa residents when we have to pay twice. Joe Jurisevic, Tewantin BOSCH 6.5KG F/L W/M, baby clothes, nursery clothes sz 10-12, $8 peritems, line maternity payable on lodgement phone or to ECCO New Bjorn baby carrier, Zappy Nappies andeither Call Emmacredit 0402 card 202 259 BSB 633 108 Account 138 935 689. See deadline details page 3.



Designer dressmaking and alterations Karyn 0457 232 628 ................................................................ Monster Garage Sale Sat 29 June, 35 Memorial Dr, Eu. Everything must go; h’hold furn, book cases, bricabrac ................................................................ Katie Rose Hospice fundraiser at the Fig Tree, Memorial Dr on Tues 2 July 10.30am $30 Bookings 5442 8555 ................................................................ Justice of the Peace witnessing service available at Discover Eumundi every Sat 9 –10.30am ................................................................ Recycle drop off for printer cartridges The Original Eumundi Markets office on Memorial Dr (next to the CWA Hall) is a drop off point for townsfolk to recycle their printer cartridges. Laser printer cartridges account for over 90 per cent of all throwaway cartridges. A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Each cartridge can take up to 1000 years to decompose, so it’s worth to recycle them. OEM is open Tues–Fri from 8am to 3.30pm. Ph 5442 7106.

Port. Generator 2.8kva AS NEW Run 1hr $450. Call John 0412 721 388 ................................................................ 2x handmade chest of 4 drawers $200 4 both ono 0459 030 337 ................................................................ BOSCH 6.5KG F/L W/M, baby clothes, nursery items, maternity clothes sz 10-12, New Bjorn baby carrier, Zappy Nappies and more. Call Emma 0402 202 259 ................................................................ 1994 Saab 9000 Auto Sedan; leath seats, 9CD, lady owner, good cond. $7000 ono 0459 030 337


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Eumundi Delights Cafe & Indian Restaurant Traditional Indian Cuisine Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner TAKE AWAY 97 Memorial Dr Eumundi Ph 5442 8885 Opening hours: Mornings: 8am−2pm Evenings: 5pm till late Mondays closed

Thursday 27 June 2013

Community News Councillor Robinson update Eumundi’s Parking Issues Council is currently working with ECCO in relation to the ongoing car parking issues in the Eumundi township. Due to the impact of the markets on businesses and the community in general council believes a fully detailed parking plan is needed for the town. At the moment advice is being sought from various community and business sources on the type of measures that could be introduced to improve the situation. However, council is mindful of the sensitivity of the issue and will not introduce any solutions without further community consultation. YADCA and Yandina Chamber of Commerce meeting I recently attended a meeting with the Yandina and District Community Association and the Yandina Chamber of Commerce to discuss important pieces of infrastructure including the roundabout at Stevens St, the changed location of the amenity block in George IV Park and traffic issues at the new shopping centre. Furthermore, at the request of the meeting members, I investigated and agreed that the outdoor table setting at the Yandina Historic House was badly in need of replacement. I am currently arranging for some local quotes to replace this setting in the near future.

New bus set down area The installation of a new indented bus stop and shelter at North ArmYandina Creek Rd, Yandina Creek near Country Coolum Dr is about to commence with a planned schedule for completion by late July (weather dependent). This critical piece of infrastructure has been a community priority for many years but until recently has not been funded. I am pleased to be able to deliver this bus set down area for the residents of country Coolum and surrounding areas and am confident it will provide a safer means of transport for all the community. As with all of these types of projects there will be some inconvenience during construction and so I seek your support and patience during construction.

Councillor in division 9 Cr Steve Robinson

This year’s Festival of Water

Members of the Lake Macdonald Catchment Care, the Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Noosa Stand Up Paddle and Sunshine Coast Councillor Tony Wellington at the Noosa Botanic Gardens preparing for the Noosa Festival of Water.


ncouraging people to appreciate our natural environment and live sustainably are the aims of the Festival of Water on Sunday 30 June from 10am to 3pm in the Noosa Botanic Gardens and Lake Macdonald Amphitheatre. Free entertainment and activities will showcase the adjacent Noosa and Great Sandy Biospheres. On Lake Macdonald, watery activities include free boat trips, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing and a kids’ Fishing Clinic. At Mary River Cod Park, the Lake Borumba Fish Stocking Association will host a Catch and Release Bass Fishing Competition from 6.30am. Entertainment includes; the Flumes, Tapper Girls, Caitlyn Shadbolt and

Aiming High, To’n’Fro, the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers and the Noosa Pipe Band in the Amphitheatre, and a presentation of native wildlife from Martin Fingland of Geckoes Wildlife. For kids there are face painting, reptile shows, community group displays and give aways, and some tasty food. Noosa Biosphere residents will be able to collect two free trees from the Noosa Landcare display (please bring a current rate notice) and rural residents will be able to have a bore, dam or creek water sample tested for agricultural suitability by the scientific crew at the Mary River Catchment display. lakemacgroup@, www.mrccc. or noosafestivalofwater

he encourages other clubs to put their case forward for funding from Round Two. Eumundi's junior rugby union club received

funding through Get Going last year. Details on Get in the Game getinthegame or 1300 656 191.

Get in the Game sport support


ocal families apply for Get from 15 July to applications for

and clubs can Started funding be followed by Get Going and

Get Playing funding from 15 August. Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said almost $130,000 has been received by these clubs and

NOW OPEN 104 Memorial Dr. Eumundi We would like to thank everyone for their friendly welcome and would like to show our appreciation to the community. For every Exclusive Listing* given to our Eumundi agency we will donate $100, and for every settled sale we will donate $500 to a local community group in Eumundi. So if you are thinking of selling or buying call Sylvia now on 0466 710 990 or drop in for a and chat. * Must mention you saw this promotion in the Eumundi Green, Min 60 day Exclusive Agency.

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In the Spotlight Original Eumundi Markets (OEM) Judith Pattison


he Original Eumundi Markets (OEM) was established in December 2010 by the Eumundi Historical Association (EHA) as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee under its objective to “support, financially and otherwise the Original Eumundi Markets and their historical significance and community ethos”. The OEM market precinct is the area owned by EHA that is bounded by Lonergan Lane, Memorial Dr, Napier Rd and the Council owned open space around the Terraces and Amphitheatre area. There are currently 325 stallholders in this area which has been operating as a market space since 1979. OEM Chair, Chris Sutton, says, “The philosophy of locally handmade products and services has served the Eumundi Markets well over the last 30 years and it is the originality and uniqueness of the stallholders and their creativity that has made OEM one of the top tourist attractions in Qld and has customers returning year after year. We recognise the past contributions of those who have made the OEM what it is today.” The Objectives of OEM:  ensure the effective, profitable operation of the Original Eumundi Markets  maintain, develop and promote the Original Eumundi Markets brand  maintain, develop and nurture the Original Eumundi Markets as a hub to retain, sustain and develop original creative talent  maintain, develop and improve the Original Eumundi Markets experience for all visitors  maintain and protect, financially and otherwise, the historical significance and community ethos of the Original Eumundi Markets  foster and maintain, financially and otherwise, an atmosphere of consideration, cooperation and mutually beneficial coexistence between the Original Eumundi Markets and the mainstream Eumundi business community support, financially or otherwise, organisations, activities and projects which provide a public benefit to the community of the township of Eumundi and its surrounding district including, without limitation, those of a cultural or historic nature. Chris says, “OEM has notfor-profit status – that does not mean we are ‘For Loss’. We are a business in every sense of the word, although our objectives


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and activities are community focussed”. As a not-for-profit, OEM does not return a dividend to shareholders. By law, any surpluses must be retained by the organisation for its selfpreservation, expansion or plans. OEM channels much of its surplus to EHA to support its plans and community work. Governance structure The company is governed by an independent board of seven people with expertise in business skills. The board is responsible for governance and guidance of the company and setting the strategic direction of OEM. Board members are not elected but are appointed by EHA, following a formal recruitment process, for a specific term at the end of which they may be renominated for a further period up to a maximum period of four years. General Manager, Peter Homan, is responsible for operations and reports directly to the Chair. There are currently 29 administrative and outdoor staff who report to the GM. Where does the money come from and where does it go? Income comes solely from stallholder fees. The parking fees for the market car park are not collected by OEM; they are collected by ECCO and used for its community grants and services. Chris says, “The Annual Report from FY2013 shows revenue of approximately $1,500,000, with running expenses of $1,450,000. These include in excess of $350,000 to the EHA for the lease of the precinct and buildings and the intellectual property licence (IP).” These leasing fees are what fund EHA’s community development activities including Discover Eumundi and School of Arts buildings and services and the EHA annual donations programme for community organisations and events. Some income is earmarked for capital improvements to the market site at the same rate and funds major works to improve the market infrastructure for the years ahead and the next generation of visitors to the markets. How can individuals get involved/support the work of your organisation? Chris says. “If local people want to support the work we do the best way is to spread the word, bring their visiting family and friends to the market and do their shopping

for gifts, home wares, fashion and food from the stallholders at the OEM. Remember, they make it, bake it, sew it and grow it!” How can community get more information about what you do? Chris says. “If local people want toOEM reports quarterly to EHA as the company owners. A copy of the report is always available to EHA members and the Chair reports to quarterly meetings in person. What would you like the community to know about you?  OEM is a young company – just three years old. We are currently planning, in conjunction with EHA, drainage works to make the market safer and more pleasant for stallholders and visitors and beautification of the market surrounds to replace the current tenting that is such an eyesore on non-market days. We recognise the need to make the market a local-friendly, aesthetically pleasing environment on nonmarket days and we are working on it!  We partner with local schools and Sunshine Coast TAFE to provide a scholarship for a fashion student, allow students

to operate stalls and exhibit their products to give them experience in micro-business management as artisans/artists.  We support and encourage local charities and community organisations; Rotary Clubs, RSL Branches, the Coastguard, Burnside School and House with No Steps.  We maintain and encourage an eco-friendly and sustainable market environment. As part of this we have butt-free and ecofriendly packaging policies. The recycling arrangements for our stallholders and visitors work together with a program for Eumundi State School, supplying food scraps etc. to their worm farms from which they are able to sell the product and gain funds for the school.  We are committed to keeping the OEM’s reputation as a market where only the very best quality products and produce are sold. We have a classification process that gives preference and reward to those stallholders whose products are made locally, by local people, from locally sourced materials and produce to keep the quality and unique nature of the market that gives Eumundi its reputation.

Current board of directors ● Chris Sutton – Chair (education, IT, training ) ● Louise Taylor – Company secretary (accounting, compliance) ● Justine Eden – Director (HR, recruitment) ● Tobias Leischner – Director (local business, Eco-Packaging ) ● John Morton – Director (bookkeeper and stallholder) ● John Murlewski – Director (business training, staff training) ● Susa Wynne-Hoelscher – Director (marketing, events management) These are voluntary positions.

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Schools andCommunity Kids Eumundi students set up shop

The sound of music at GSLC

Performing The Sound of Music to sold-out crowds, Good Shepherd students and the Noosa Orchestra were overwhelmed by rave reviews from audiences recently.

Groups of Eumundi State School’s (ESS) Year Seven students recently set up stalls at the school to sell their products to other ESS children and also learn how to market, present a business plan and attract customers.

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Markets and Local Crafts Eumundi knitters using craft to help others Ann Goddard


he Eumundi Knitters have been very busy over the last couple of months; the end products being 46 blankets and a selection of beanies, scarves, socks sent to the people of Bundaberg who were affected by the floods earlier this year. The picture (above) is just a small sample of blankets packed up ready to go. Each blanket represents 150 hours of work by our Eumundi knitters. That’s how long it takes to knit and stitch the squares together – so that’s a lot of love and hugs heading up to Bundaberg from the knitters of Eumundi. The Eumundi Knitters are a community group that support

people in need or sickness with our warm hand knitted care parcels. We have been together for five years and we still meet every Friday morning at Eumundi State School hall in the new outside annexe (follow the noisy laughter to find us) on Napier Rd, from 9.30 to 11.30 Friday mornings during school term and at the park during school holidays. We welcome new knitters to join us or feel free to just drop by for a chat. We have morning tea around 10.30am. We also welcome donations of wool; we knit with mostly 8ply on 4mm needles. Please contact me on 5471 1251 for more information.

Colours of the Carnivale continues Come in to Discover Eumundi to see a display of all the entries from the Body Art Photographic competition and also get up close to the winning photos in the Photo Print and Digital Art categories. You can also vote for your favourite one and the People’s Choice winner will be announced on Monday 5 August. Discover Eumundi and Berkelouw Books again sponsored a Highly Commended award given to a photographer for their complete body of work entered and not for just one image. This year Bernice Camlin won and received a Highly Commended certificate and $75 Berkelouw Books voucher. Colours of the Carnivale will continue until Sunday 4 August.

Holiday fun for kids at Eumundi Markets


umundi Markets always like to put on something special for local kids over the school holidays – and this time they’ve outdone themselves with magic shows, science activities, and craft classes for kids. Saturday 29 June and Saturday 6 July will see Nickleby the Magician performing two fabulous FREE shows at 10am and 12pm at the Eumundi Amphitheatre – adjacent to Eumundi Markets. On Wednesday 26 June and Wednesday 3 July, kids discover

how amazing science is with special interactive demonstrations and activities that are hosted by Tracey O’Connell from Blue Sky Science. Saturday 22 June, Wednesday 26 June, Saturday 29 July, Wednesday 3 July and Saturday 6 July crafty local Analiese will help young market visitors tell stories through colour, and help them make a treasure to take home with “Colourful Kids Craft” workshops. or 5442 7106 for more information.

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Arts and Books Indee Theatre News

John Burls, playwright and director


t’s the fun equivalent of Christmas in July – Comedy and Consomme at The Indee. A three-course winter dinner (and plenty of it) and three comedies to tickle the ribs makes for a top night out. Now’s the time to start organising your group (or yourself) and taking advantage of early booking prices. Friday dinner shows start at 6.30pm and Saturdays a tad earlier at 5.30pm, with a choice of soups, then comedy number one The Herb Garden, followed by a choice of mains and comedy number 2, Vonney & Clive, then coffee and dessert and the final comedy of the evening, Something Nebulous. The three sparkling, very funny, plays are: The Herb Garden, a story of two elderly sisters who decide to supplement their pensions with a small business, growing fresh herbs in their back garden. They find a ready market in local restaurateurs, who are thrilled with the vibrant quality of the herbs. Their horticultural secret is that they fertilise with real blood and bone. Lindley Moon, Carol Burls and Rita Walker. Vonney & Clive is the tale of a couple who barely get by until Clive comes up with a plan to rob a bank. Which bank? The bank where they bank. Instead of balaclavas they choose clown costumes from a local hire firm. There are lots more pieces to this story, but generally speaking, perhaps because of their amateur status, Vonney & Clive aren’t very good at their new vocation. Still the ending’s a cliff-hanger. Debra Pitura, Keith Souter and Anita Tilly. Something Nebulous is a subtle warning that hen-pecked husbands can turn the tables and wives should show due care. A soiree with the girlfriends has inherent dangers. Sandy and Richard Luscombe, Carol Hoger and Inger Vinogradov.

sters $35, Dinner & Show specials $39, $41 and Budget-Bu $18. ining non-d ays Sund 5472 8200 or book online www.eumundiliveth

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Cloud Atlas: the book, the movie, the journey Chris Strewe


suspect I am like a number of people who call Eumundi home; I need to work in other places and so I travel much of the year but I love to come back. I first came to Eumundi around 1975 when I was still studying film in Berlin. Coming to Eumundi made me wonder what I was doing in Berlin! It was another five years before I could make it back to the Coast and make a base on 20 acres on the outskirts of Eumundi which my dad, ODO, left to me and my brother and sisters. Since graduating from the Berlin Film and Television School I worked for many years as a documentary filmmaker and more recently as a location manager on feature films and TV series and documentaries. This has meant lots of travel with silver boxes. One of the joys of living in Eumundi is finally joining a book club, one that accommodates travellers. My selection for the Eumundi book club was David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas so I was naturally interested to see the film version when I got the chance. The movie is based on the book by David Mitchell, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Booker Prize. It has a star cast; notably Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, and Hugo Weaving and three directors; the Wachkowskis – a brother and sister team – and the Berliner, Tom Tykwer, well known for the film, Run Lola Run. I happened to be in Berlin for the German Film Awards where Cloud Atlas cleaned up, garnering five LOLA’s, (the German equivalent of an Oscar). The thread through Cloud Atlas is that something connects us all; our stories shape one another, acts of kindness and love reappear in other centuries. The stories ripple through time with the ensemble playing multiple roles. The film is cut in the modern Tarantino fashion. There are many different stories, intercut throughout the film. So hang on to your seats, you are in for a most extraordinary visual journey, a journey that demands

your full attention. Because I had read the book I managed to comprehend the connections and it was a journey well worth travelling. The film is completely engaging and visually overwhelming, yet after almost three hours I felt slightly bewildered. Nevertheless, compelled by the sheer film making brilliance, and this on so many levels, I commend this film to film lovers. It is a wonderful visual experience which alone could have carried the film along with the separate stories: the young English composer who sequesters himself in a famous Belgian composer’s mansion to graft himself onto the old man’s genius and instead turns the disagreeable composer’s nightmares into a most beautiful piece of classical music, The Cloud Atlas Sextet. The “bogan” East London crook who tosses a pompous book critic off a London roof top which sends the adorable publisher to a mental institution. And so the stories role on, interweaving their tales of love, misery, pain and deceit. I owe it to the filmmakers to see this remarkable epic once again. You should see it at least once – but I recommend you read the book first.

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Eumundi Arts Body Art photo winners


he winners of the Australian Body Art Carnivale photography competition, sponsored by Canon and Noosa Camera House, were announced at the opening of the Colours of the Carnivale photography exhibition at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Centre last week. Both the print and digital categories this year were awarded to Trish Rennie for her works. Echidna Warrior being held by carnivale organising committee chair Kerrie Bryant-Adams (left),

and ANZAC being held by carnivale organiser Danielle Taylor. Discover Eumundi manager Wendy Birrell (centre) is holding Wood Nymph by Bernice Camlin who was awarded the highly commended award for her body of work, sponsored by Discover Eumundi and Berkelouw Books. A display of all the photographic competition entries is being held at Discover Eumundi until 4 August, open every day. Voting for the Peoples Choice award is open throughout the display.

Local finalists selected for Art Prize


ouncil has announced the finalists for this year’s Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) and two local artists, Gabi Timm from Weyba Downs (top image) and Rowley Drysdale from Cooroy (bottom image), have both been short listed. Sunshine Coast

Council’s Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said SCAP, now in its eighth year, is a significant cultural initiative for this region and has once again attracted the best contemporary and emerging artists our nation has to offer.

A rare collection of stories from the Wik People


n a significant first, a powerful exhibition of rare Indigenous artforms, collected from the remote northern Cape York community of Aurukun, will be revealed to the public at Noosa Regional Gallery at 8 Pelican St, Tewantin, from 4 July. Aurukun: Stories of the Wik People is a collaborative selection from two insightful Sunshine Coast collectors representing both historic and unique stories of the Wik people. This time capsule of artistic output represents a


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significant turning point towards reconciliation and recognition of the connection of Aboriginal people with their land. All are welcome to join Mayor Mark Jamieson and Division 12 Cr Tony Wellington for the official opening of Aurukun: Stories of the Wik People on Saturday 6 July at 2pm. Noosa Regional Gallery is open free to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Call 5449 5340 for more information. Thursday 27 June 2013

Eumundi Food The Fig Tree Words and photos: Alain Bouvier, photographer and chef


orn in Denmark, Pernila Tomkins, head chef at Eumundi Fig Tree Restaurant, visited Australia whilst travelling 15 years ago and never left. For the last seven years she has led the kitchen team at the Fig Tree, retaining the position through the restaurant's transition in ownership and name (from Eats) three years ago. It was about that time that she moved to Eumundi to live. She likes the fact that Eumundi is a small community where everybody knows one another and feels that it’s a safe environment for her two teenage children to be. Pernila has also always liked the market and being close to the coast, and Eumundi’s centralness and the easy travelling distance to Brisbane. Although she completed her chef's apprenticeship in Denmark, Pernila says she doesn’t cook many specialities from her home country, that is, apart from Danish Pastries and that the Scandinavian gravelax that appears on the Fig Tree menu is actually a speciality of owner Andy. Pernila says her cooking style is modern Australian and International cuisine and has put together many of the flavours you can find on the Fig Tree menu. Pernila’s specialities are her curries – Chicken Penang and Lamb Massala – something owner Andy dearly missed when Pernila did a six month stint in Noosa at Belmondos recently. Pernila says where possible she prefers to use organic, locally sourced produce, either from the markets or neighbouring areas. It’s both a commitment to buying Australian made and really wanting to support local producers where possible says Pernila. Coffee is sourced from Yandina, organic yoghurt from Eumundi and Maleny Jams. Another of Pernila's goals in returning to the Fig Tree is to give customers healthier food options in the deli section. Pernila says it’s important to try to find the balance between healthy options that taste good – at the right price.

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Method Preheat the oven at 170 C. Line a 6 hole muffin pan with paper cases or baking paper Combine all the Ingredients and spoon mixture into holes evenly. Bake for 25 mins or until golden and just firm to touch. Stand in pan for 5 mins. Transfer to a wire rack to cool Serve with Salad leaves and a tomato relish.

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Health and Lifestyle The simple life isn’t so simple Kim Johnston


ur family relocated to the Sunshine Coast two years ago fulfilling our dream of living a self/community sufficient life on property. My husband loves mountains, I love the beach and we wanted the children to grow up on a farm, so where better than the Sunshine Coast Hinterland! Sadly our dream was shortlived and we are soon to return to Brisbane where my husband works. Since moving here it is a familiar story I hear – people can’t find enough work and they end up commuting long distances or living away from their family. For many the wonders of living in this paradise outweigh the sacrifices. I can see why as there are so many joys here! We’ve discovered so much being here. My professional white collar husband has embraced activities such as chain sawing wood on our property, lighting fires, and keeping our family warm. Our children have become nature weavers and have experienced so many wonderful lessons they will

take back to the city. I have learnt it is possible for me to solo parent, manage a small farm, run a home and self-sufficiency business, support a husband establishing his business and homeschool our children. Somewhere in there I even managed to fit in several cups of tea while I gazed at “our mountain”! It’s going to be hard to adjust to being back in “the burbs”. I will miss the sound of the silence. Watching the trees dance on the mountain. Our neighbours’ peacock putting on a show for the children. The beautiful friends we have made. Freshly picked blood orange juice running down the children’s arms. Cows at the back fence eating ice cream bean treats. Wonderful community. Magical spaces. There is a lot to love. But, for now, it’s time to sell our dream to someone else so they too can experience it for their family. What wonderful memories we will take with us. And maybe no one will notice if I smuggle a Galloway cow or two into the suburbs of Brisbane?

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Sponsoring our local elite sports representatives Chloe Hobelt at 16 years has been selected to play for the Sunshine Coast Fire U18 Girls Australian Premier League and has recently received an offer to be part of the Australian Squad to play in the USA in November. In the State Schools Basketball Trials in Cairns recently, Eumundi State School student Maraya Palfrey played in the Sunshine Coast regional team. The team performed well against the best in the state winning four games, losing two games by one point and another by three points. In the play-off the Sunshine Coast tied with Capricornia to finish fifth overall. Maraya said she loved every moment of the Cairns experience and gained valuable experience and was given excellent coaching. Congratulations Chloe and Maraya. EDCA is proud to support your pursuit of sporting excellence.

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Maraya at the recent Queensland State Schools Basketball Trials in Cairns

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Health and Lifestyle Hand Therapy Matt Popplewell


he Australian Hand Therapy Association says, “Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb – shoulder to hand. It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific treatment program can be designed. A variety of specialised treatment techniques are used to achieve these goals. Perhaps what we are not so familiar with is the specific area of treating the upper limb for injuries and conditions. The upper limb is classified as shoulder to the tips of the fingers. This is not new of course but many of us are not aware of the intricacies of the treatment that can solve the issues we turn a blind eye to everyday. Why do I get tingling in my fingers some days? Why the constant pins and needles in my hands? How can I reduce the arthritic pain I suffer in the winter months? Tennis elbow is a term thrown around like confetti at a wedding but what does it really mean and how can we stop it? And how can I get a course of pain management that does not involve being pumped with drugs to dull the pain? With Hand Therapy there are many conservative management techniques to aid with these and many other issues. We know of the famous plastered arm full of mates’ graffiti following a break but did you know there are various thermoplastic and soft materials designed to best support a patient’s injury still allowing the safe movement of the un-injured joints following such similar injuries?

There are best available braces and supports most suited for the patient’s needs. Many of these braces and supports are specific to certain joints, tendons and ligaments. However, key areas of management lie in the prescription of specialised rehabilitation programmes that are designed to increase mobility of the unnecessarily stiff joints and musculotendinous units and strengthening exercises to enable faster recovery of function. A key aspect of the work with hand therapists involves return to work programmes following injury or surgery, advice and assessment of capability, work site assessments and advice on graduated return to work. How key is pain management to our lives? Based on the current research using strategies, there is now mirror therapy and mental imagery techniques and standard use of TENS and acupuncture techniques. Acupuncture has provided a fresh approach to drug-free pain management and is often a highly successful form of upper limb pain management. 5449 7822.

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World Continence Week is a time for increasing awareness and helping those with continence problems. This can be an embarrassing problem for many individuals, although not at all uncommon. If you have any concerns regarding continence and would like to discuss these in more detail please call our Centre for an appointment. Alternatively you may speak to a continence doctor or nurse on the Continence Foundation’s helpline 1800 33 00 66 or visit www. The Continence Foundation is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

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Environment and Outdoors Are you bushfire prepared?

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Capturing bees Babette Urban


ou don’t have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire, just close enough to be affected by burning material, embers and smoke. For Queensland residents, that can be just about anywhere. Please take time to sit down with your family and discuss your bushfire survival plan and what steps you will take this bushfire season. If your plan is to stay:  shelter in your house on the opposite side to approaching fire.  maintain a means of escape.  continually monitor conditions After the fire front has passed:  go outside once it is safe  check for small spot fires and burning embers: ● inside the roof space ● under the floor boards ● on veranda and decks ● on window and door sills ● in roof lines and gutters ● garden beds, mulch and wood heaps ● outdoor furniture

The Safest place is to be away from the fire. If you plan to stay, your safety depends on the decisions you make and the preparation you undertake long before the fire arrives. For more information visit and follow the link to the PREPARE.ACT.SURVIVE information and downloadable magazine.

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Photographs of Jeff and Wilma’s bees by Babette Urban.


eing a nature lover, an early childhood teacher and an amateur photographer, I am always snapping pictures of anything that might be of interest, especially animals and insects. I recently got a bee in my bonnet – almost literally – about finding a local apiarist who would be willing to show me the inside of a hive so I could take some bee photographs. After a quick phone call I was on my way to meet Jeff and Wilma in Buderim. My brief visit turned into a major social event with sharing of photographs and a tasting of their home-grown and homemade produce. This wonderful couple grows many organic foods and their home-made chocolate pudding fruit jam on home-made baguette is to die for, but back to the bees. Jeff pulled out several frames and I was in awe of the activity within the hives. As I took photos Jeff explained the jobs of the various bees:  The queen, who is at least twice as large as the other bees, lays eggs in the cells  The eggs hatch after three days  The nurse bees feed the larvae royal jelly for three days, then bee bread (a mixture of honey and pollen) for a further three days  The larvae spin around and around in their cells making a type of cocoon around themselves as they pupate (about 12 days) and the nurses put a cap on their cells to protect them  After a total of 21 days a pale and fluffy new bee chews through the cap of the cell  Worker bees fly off many times a day to collect nectar which is converted into honey and stored in the honeycomb  Bees are integral in the pollinating process It was a fantastic experience and so nice to meet these special people. A new industry biosecurity plan was launched by Plant Health Australia (PHA) alongside the

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) at the 100th NSW Apiarist Association Conference in Merimbula NSW last month, establishing a range of actions to be taken by stakeholders to protect Australia’s honey bees and the valuable pollination services that they provide. The Industry Biosecurity Plan for the Honey Bee Industry was presented by PHA Executive Director and CEO Greg Fraser who told delegates that it was essential that the nominated parties implement the actions identified in the plan to protect bees and the many plant production industries that they support. Mr Fraser said that the plan is principally designed for decision and policy makers within industry, government and relevant stakeholders. It provides the industry with a mechanism to agree on the greatest exotic bee pest threats and identify strengths and weaknesses in current biosecurity activities. The plan was developed by an Industry Biosecurity Group assembled by PHA with the assistance of AHBIC. “It’s an agreed plan at a national level that ensures everyone knows the part that they play in boosting bee biosecurity,” Mr Fraser said. “While the honey bee industry has an overall estimated value of $90 million a year,” he said, “the pollination services that honey bees provide contribute significantly to the Australian economy. It’s hard to overestimate the importance of protecting these beneficial insects.” High priority pests identified in the plan include a variety of exotic mites, such as Varroa mites, which could decimate Australia’s honey bee population and cause a significant negative impact for the pollination of a variety of horticultural and agricultural crops, should they beat border defences and establish within Australia. Thursday 27 June 2013

Nature Notes Nankeen Night Heron Kon Hepers

Stags and elks Helen Hepburn



or at least two years neighbours told us of observing a “strange” bird visiting their dam, especially in the evenings. It never stayed long enough for a good look let alone a photograph. One description was “sort of a rusty brown back with a long beak”. It sounded like a Cattle Egret in breeding plumage, but they do not usually come in singles and are not active at night. We guessed it might be a Nankeen Night Heron and confirmed that when we eventually saw one perched among foliage over a roadside dam in our street. It took another six months before we could get a photograph. Although these birds are quite common they are not often seen in our area and even less so in suburbia. Some years ago, in Melbourne, one turned up on someone’s roof and made the front page of the newspapers. Nankeen Night Herons, Nycticorax caledonicus, meaning Caledonian Night Raven, (probably because of their croaking call) are distributed over most of the Australian continent except for arid desert regions. Their diet includes fish, crustaceans, frogs, eggs and insects taken along both

fresh and brackish waterways, estuaries, lakes, lagoons and farm dams. Feeding mainly after dusk, like all herons they stalk or ambush their prey and catch it with quick thrusts of their strong bills. Just a few days ago we watched a TV nature documentary about the Great Barrier Reef showing the herons in almost a feeding frenzy swallowing turtle hatchlings live as they emerged from the nest burrows. Also called Rufous Night Herons, these birds have deep cinnamon coloured plumage on their wings and back, fading to a pale shade underneath. (Nankeen was a type of cloth of that colour, made from yellow cotton). At breeding time they converge in large flocks when individual pairs build a stick nest in trees over water and raise two to three chicks. The chicks are fledged in a few weeks and initially look nothing like the adults. Just recently Helen Hepburn found a bird at her place which looked very much like an Australasian Bittern but was identified by an expert as a juvenile Nankeen Night Heron. In our area these birds are an unusual and lucky sighting.

s that fern a Staghorn or an Elkhorn? That is the question. This is something I have been getting mixed up for years. Whatever you call them, they are gorgeous large ferns for in region. These ferns and their kin are in the Platycerium family and are found in rainforests from northern NSW upwards to the tropical Top End and into all Asian countries and beyond. One does not have to go far to see some wonderful examples. Right here in our Eumundi Market area attached to some of the huge figs and mango trees are Stags and Elks playing host to a myriad of other epiphytic ferns including bird’s nest, basket ferns and felt ferns not to mention lots of lichens and mosses. The reason why the smaller ferns do so well is the microclimate surrounding the larger ferns. Tiny microbats also find homes clustered amongst the ferns. For years we had a mother brushtailed possum and her young call our huge Stag home. This is high-rise apartment living at its best. Many trees make suitable host trees for these ferns. The one crucial thing is that the tree does not shed its bark; hence most gum

trees are not satisfactory. Trees also need a decent circumference to take the weight of a large fern. Ferns should never be tied onto trees using wire as the tie can strangle the host trees over a period of time. Newly purchased ferns attached to a board can be hung using a nail to the host tree and apart from keeping it watered during dry times, the fern will soon grow across the board and gradually grow across the trunk and hold on tight. Divisions from Elkhorns can be tied using hemp which will rot away by the time the little elk has attached itself. The litter from the tree above the ferns falls into the upturned fronds to make nutrients. These nutrients are also tapped into by other ferns and orchids. It is best to grow these ferns in filtered sunlight Both Stags and Elks multiply by spores and given suitable trees quickly develop and grow. Huge colonies can be seen in many National Parks where fern poaching is curtailed. Elks are also wonderful and grow into huge colonies using a “group hug effect”. These ferns give a very exotic effect to any garden and large ones are show stoppers.

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Gardening Natural gardening Annie Wilson

ECCO community services

Operating the market car parks – the Eumundi way Sixteen community associations volunteer at the car park on Wednesdays and Saturdays earning dollars for their association. For this work ECCO donates $20 per volunteer hour to the community association represented. Some associations such as the Riding for the Disabled, Eumundi Showgrounds and Eumundi Tennis Club have featured in every roster since the community model of operation commenced in 2008. Other groups volunteer for some months to raise funds for a school excursion, a cultural youth performance overseas or a local event such as the Body Art Carnivale. And now we’d like to share a little of the story of two of the associations:



n the last issue we looked at natural fertilisers. This issue we continue our exploration of natural gardening options with some ideas for natural pest control. The control of garden pests is an ongoing process, and these are some methods that you can use to help eliminate unwanted visitors in your garden. Fruit Flies: Fruit fly control can be achieved with baited traps that entice unsuspecting flies to their demise. There are any number of sweet baits that will work, but cheap wine left in a small container near the affected area works a treat. Snails: Use a baited trap to attract snails, too. Shallow dishes, like plant saucers, placed in the garden where snails are troublesome and baited with vegemite or beer are very effective. Easy Insect Spray: Combine 1 tbsp of dishwashing detergent and 1 cup cooking oil into a large jug or plastic bottle. This is your master mix and it will make more than one batch of insect killer. Add 5 tbsp of the master mix to 5 litres of warm water and shake thoroughly to combine the ingredients. Transfer the mixture to a garden sprayer and apply to your plants. This spray is especially good for sucking pests like aphids. Vinegar Fungicide: Mix 4 tbsp of natural apple cider vinegar in 5 litres of water. Spray during the cool part of the day to help control fungal diseases. The addition of 1 tbsp of molasses to this mix is also good. All Purpose Spray: Finely chop or mash 1 garlic bulb and 1 small onion. Add one 1 tsp of powdered cayenne pepper and 1 litre of water. Allow the mixture to steep for an hour, then strain and add 1 tsp of dishwashing liquid to help the mixture stick to the plant’s leaves. Use care when spraying directly onto plants, as this mixture can cause leaf burn on some plants. Do a check first, by spraying a small affected area. Store in a cool place or in the refrigerator.


Bellbunya Eco Retreat Centre and Sustainable Community is a charitable organisation that has set up as a small eco-village on 40 acres at Belli Park. It has organic food gardens, wildlife corridors, a creek and lagoon, a conference hall and restaurant and accommodation for 30 guests. The Centre is run on 100% renewable energy. Bellbunya’s Joan says, “We've been able to raise over $6,000 in the last year for projects. Individual members can propose a project to the group which, when approved with a dollar figure nominated, becomes a focus for our car parking efforts until the goal is achieved. For instance, we've been able to buy a self-propelled lawn mower and Chris was assisted to go to the Global Ecovillage Network conference. Our current project is sanding and polishing the Bellbunya conference hall floor. To have the possibility of extra funding beyond our budget has allowed members' imagination to expand also. Many thanks to the ECCO team for making it possible!”

No Blasted Quarry – Yandina Creek and Verrierdale Residents in Verrierdale and Yandina Creek areas together with Sunshine Coast Council are strongly opposed to the approval of a mega quarry half the size of Peregian Springs proposed to operate in the rural residential area. The project would be for 50 years with provision for six days per week, 6am to 6pm with maintenance scheduled until 10pm and on Sundays. The No Blasted Quarry Campaigners are raising funds to cover the costs of the legal team engaged to achieve their goal and what they see as the best possible outcome for the community – NO QUARRY. Volunteering at the car park is a key fund raiser but there’s raffle selling, scrap metal collections, and on 19 July a Gala Jazz and Auction evening with local sensations “The Mixed Herbs”. Further information on the proposed quarry or fund raising activities is at

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Readers’ Photos

Annie Wilson, Eumundi.

Natalie Topham, Tinbeerwah.

Brent Ireland, Bunya Rd, Eumundi.

Forgotten Eumundi hinterland Over the next couple of months the Green will be looking for photos of forgotten pockets of our hinterland. An old shed, a bath tub in a field, a tumble down building, a place perhaps forgotten, but not gone. It might be an old rusty shed that catches the afternoon sun? Or remnants of a building that nature has hidden and reclaimed. Send your high resolution photographs, along with your photos locations to and we may print it in the magazine.

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Community Steiner School celebrates winter


oosa Pengari Steiner School in Doonan recently celebrated the solstice with a beautiful night time light festival. Every class celebrated together, made beautiful lanterns, and enjoyed warm, tasty morsels. Photos thanks to Aleta Bon.

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