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The lush hills of our beautiful hinterland are home to many artists who live in this part of the world because of the beauty, creative community, quiet pace and inspirational views. This time of year many are working on new exhibitions. We meet some of them between the pages this issue, including Eumundi artist Amy Clarke (above) who is preparing for her latest exhibition this October (page 12). Photograph thanks to Alain Bouvier.

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Editor's Word on the street is... Desk What's unique about our magazine is that the community really does dictate the content direction. For this issue I had lots of fantastic content about the arts, crafts and all things outdoors, as well as articles sharing insights into health and wellbeing. A truly inspirational issue that has me wanting to wake up with the sun, go explore our hills - and paint them - while eating yummy food I've grown at home. Well, even if I don't get round to all of it this week, I can live vicariously through the pages of the Green. Eumundi, you make me want to be a healthier editor!

Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren

Community Diary Saturday 19 October Starry nights outdoor movie 6.30pm Eumundi Amphitheatre Saturday 19 October Fair Day Out Fair 8am Original Eumundi Markets Friday 25 October Eumundi Chamber of Commerce Breakfast summit 7.15am, Bohemian Bungalow 69 Memorial Dr 5442 7038

 The Pengari Steiner School Principal is leaving.  Two babies were born in cars on the main street of Eumundi on the same night.  All school principals should have to break-in new playground slides - literally.  Kin Kin is now how Eumundi used to be.  We should start getting ready for storm season – but have a fire plan!  Not much happening on the crime front.  Eumundi Green has its own juice combo. Eumundi’s overnight RV carpark is up and running. No bookings are required. Facilities include: picnic tables, BBQ and toilets. $10 per night with a max of two nights stay. 5442 8762 or site coordinator 0409 280 775

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Friday 25 October ECCO AGM (meeting postponed) 6pm CWA hall Memorial Dr Please RSVP 5442 7037 Saturday 26 October Garage Sale Trail Saturday 26 October Verrierdale Rural Fire Brigade training 2pm, Fire Brigade depot, Verrierdale Rd next to the Verrierdale community Hall 5471 1645 Wednesday 30 October Eumundi Historical Assoc. (EHA) General meeting 6pm School of the Arts Memorial Dr 0407 139 836 Tuesday 5 November Melbourne cup

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

Jan O’Halloran

Lateisha Hurst

Lyndall Friend

Judith Patterson

John Burls

Alan Kelly

Claudette Betteridge

Joyce Turnbull

Lucy Cloonan

Sandy Bradley

Alain Bouvier

Nathan Woodcock

Kon Hepers

Annie Wilson

Babette Urban

Janie Ferguson

RDA open day

Health for thought

What I love


Eumundi bush walk


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Indee theatre

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Reader’s photos

Great Noosa Trail

Eumundi abroad

Proofreaders Debbie Gleason, Bronwen Pearson, Fran Maguire, Hamish Cameron. Designer Rhana Harrison.

Deadline for issue out Wed 30 October for advertising is before NOON Thurs 24 October Published by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd ● ACN 133 941 278 ● For advertising rates and requirements please go to or phone 0400 707 778. Accounts: email or phone 0413 199 766. A yearly subscription is $50 posted. Please phone us for local delivery points or to attend to any delivery requirements. Eumundi Green: by the community, for the community 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 Centres. This magazine is printed on 100 per cent environmentally friendly, Australian grown and made Grange Offsett paper, except the cover which is printed on Impress Gloss paper which is also environmentally friendly. 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 authorising 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 Healthy café business for new owners

Locals asked to enjoy their region more Coast locals are being encouraged to take time to remember why they love their region, as part of a new tourism campaign. Sunshine Coast Destination and Tourism Events Qld have launched a campaign that encourages people to share their region using their smart phones. The campaign is also about reminding those who are lucky enough to live here, why they love it and to make the most of experiencing it. It's all about getting Sunshine Coasters to Make the Most of the Moment and not let their smartphones interfere with precious time with family and friends. There is a fun quiz as well as a Make the Most of the Moment Challenge, with more than $10,000 worth of prizes.

Sunshine Coast Business Confidence Survey opens Above: New locals, Leonie and Kym have moved to Eumundi to follow their dream of owning and running a healthy café where locals love to eat. Both are passionate about nutrition, health and fitness and their tasty breakfast and lunch menu at Nourish at the top of Memorial Dr, reflects this with a coded menu. Leonie said they’ve had just as many people know what agave is as don’t!

The thirteenth Sunshine Coast Business Confidence Survey supported by Council opened last week with a focus on general business conditions and innovation in the business community. Steve Lawrence from Boardroom Business said, “We want a better understanding of when businesses truly looked at their products or services or processes and [gave] them a good overhaul to meet the changing needs of the market place.” Mr Lawrence also explained that by using the results of the six monthly survey, Council can track trends in confidence across the Coast as well as see what constraints and issues are relevant over time and how these fluctuate alongside what is going on nationally and globally. Businesses wishing to participate in the anonymous online survey can do so until 31 October.

Left: Café Nourish offers a great selection of juices and smoothies, but the pick has to be the high fibre Eumundi Green.

Chamber breakfast summit

Business opportunities upcoming events Presentations will be by representatives from Eumundi Live in the Park (Sundays once a month starting end of November), Body Art Carnivale (3-4 May 2014), Summer Night Markets (December 2013 and early January 2014) and the Gay and Lesbian Pride festival at the markets (22 February 2014). It’s a great chance to explore fully the business opportunities for local operators with upcoming events. Breakfast summit will be at Bohemian Bungalow, 69 Memorial Dr on riday 25 ctober at 7.15am sharp. Entry is $10 payable at door which includes a breakfast snack and tea and coffee service. RSVPs emailed by Wednesday 23 October will assist catering. Members and interested small business operators welcome.

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Are you in the market for a tablet, but wonder whether you should buy an iPad or an Android based tablet? With both being excellent platforms, it comes down to what you want in a tablet. The iPhone/iPad ecosystem is a huge strength for the iPad. This includes the App Store, which has over 800,000 apps, with 300,000 designed specifically for the iPad and the rest capable of running in compatibility modes. Android has a huge amount of apps too but with its less stringent filtering system there’s a lot of rubbish in the app store. The iPad also tends to be more stable and easier to use than Android tablets. Apple approves each app individually, ensuring that it (mostly) does what it claims it will do and the worst of the bugs are eliminated. The trade off in being more stable and easier to use is having less customisation than Android tablets. The iPad also lacks the ability to expand its storage through flash drives, which means when you run out of storage space, you are really out of space. The iPad is also more expensive than Android. Careful of the cheapie Android tablets though – they run very slow and the screens aren’t very responsive. The biggest strength of the Android is the vast array of devices from which to choose and the amount you can customise your tablet once you make your purchase.

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Community News Councillor Robertson update Eumundi Historical Association Annual General Meeting Councillor Greg Rogerson and I were privileged to attend the EHA Annual General Meeting in September. The highlight of the evening for us was to hear about the many wonderful achievements through the hard work and dedication of the EHA committee and members, plus the presentation of funding donations to the committed community organisations who donate so much of their time and energy to those in need. Congratulations to Donata Page and her committee for an outstanding year. Yandina and Community Association meeting Recently a brief celebration was held at the Yandina and Community Association (YADCA) in recognition of council’s most strategic environment land purchase yet, with the acquisition of 60 hectares of pristine land at the base of Mt Ninderry. I have been told the people of

Eumundi and Yandina have been fighting to secure this land for environmental purposes for well over a decade. Clearly this land purchase is one of the best investments for future generations through the Environmental Levy to date. Council wins national award for sustainability Council has recently been recognised for its dedication to sustainability, winning the inaugural Local Government category at the Banksia Sustainability Awards in Melbourne. The Banksia Sustainability Awards recognise Australia’s innovative examples of sustainable practices to ensure a healthy environment for our future. Amongst many achievements, this award recognised the significant inroads Council has made over the past few years into minimising our waste, reducing fuel consumption by over 1 million litres, reducing our power use and investment in hundreds of community environmental programs.

Police beat Sergeant Martin White

Get ready for storm season Up to 17 storms are predicted for the upcoming summer, are you prepared? As we’ve learnt in previous summers the Coast can be affected by flooding or left without power for long stretches of time due to severe storms. Council and Emergency Management Qld have launched the Get Ready Sunshine Coast campaign to help individuals, prepare themselves, their homes, their families (including their pets) and their business for emergencies. Further information is available at all major libraries and Council’s website.

Councillor in Division 9 Cr Stephen Robertson

Funding boost for local community groups Organisations within the Noosa electorate to share in grants totalling almost $300,000 from Gambling Community Benefit Fund and Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund include: the Endeavour Foundation, Eumundi Tennis Club, Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, Noosa Bridge Club, Noosa District Rugby League Club, Noosa District Softball Association, Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, RSPCA Doonan, and Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club. “These grants are specifically designed for approved not-for-profit organisations and are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organizations but to supplement and partner them in their wonderful endeavours,” Mr Elmes said. and click on "grants".

Landcare celebrates

As you may be aware there is currently a whole of government approach to dealing with "issues" being presented by illegal behaviour of some of the criminal motorcycle gangs – mainly focused around the Gold Coast. As a result there is a State wide crack down in progress with the aim of confirming the "rule of law". There are a number of imminent operations which will concentrate on public disorder and liquor related offences. Whilst we thankfully don’t have such a problem in our town, I counsel anyone out on the town to look to their own and their friends’ behaviour – particularly if you have enjoyed a few too many beverages. There will be ZERO tolerance during these police sweeps so any loutish or disorderly conduct will be swiftly and severely dealt with. Orders for these operations come from on high so there will be NO local discretion – the message is simple: Behave yourself whilst out and about having fun, especially over the next few weeks. Moving on – speeding continues to be a significant cause of crashes in our area. It appears that our best efforts are not resulting in the desired slowing down of some lead footed drivers. Expect the same high level of enforcement to continue into the summer months as we endeavour to restrict the road toll locally and state wide. On a personal note I would like to wish Scott and Jess from Food @ Eumundi all the very best for their future endeavours, wherever their next adventure may take them. They were wonderful proponents of all things Eumundi and they will be sorely missed by the author – best wishes to both of you.


Landcare leaders (from left) Aaron Brunton, Anita Russell, Phillip Moran, Gemma Wright, Paul Sprecher Last week 100 guests celebrated the fantastic conservation efforts and 21st birthday of Noosa and District Landcare group (NDLG). What began in the lounge room of DPI horticulturalist Paul O’Hare in 1989 has grown to be an integral part of the community with several hundred members and an annual budget of well over $1 million.

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Community News News in brief Celebrate Melbourne cup at Joe’s Waterhole luncheon on Tuesday 5 Nov in a beautifully decorated room. Multiple big screen TVs, sweeps, prizes for best dressed and hat, lucky door prize. Community bus will be running sponsored by Joe’s. $29.50 tickets include: hot and cold buffet and dessert, free bubbles on arrival and mystery trifecta ticket. 54428144 or drop in to buy tickets. Cooroy-Noosa Family and Local History Group will join the Australia wide Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 26 Oct with a Fundraising Sale at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy. Quality books, plants, collectables and more

from 6am to 1pm. In conjunction the Research Room will be open to visitors to talk to experienced librarians who will explain our Australian and World Wide resources. The Sunshine Coast Timber Challenge will be held at the The Nambour and District Tennis club on Sunday 27 Oct from 9.30am. It is a return to the glory days with players using wooden racquets and dressing in period sportswear. Participants will be battling for the inaugural title as Sunshine Coast champion in both Mens & Ladies singles as well as mixed doubles. Register at www. or facebook Timber Challenge Tournaments. Racquets supplied,

or search OP shops for your own old school gem. The Royal Commission into institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse is calling on former residents of the North Coast Children’s Home, who suffered abuse to come forward and tell their story. Royal Commission CEO Janette Dines said, “Information shared with the Royal Commission is confidential and will not be shared without the permission of the individual.” The Royal Commission has already received more than 5,500 calls and over 1,600 emails. To speak with the Royal Commission (02) 8282 3824 or registerinterest www.childabuseroyalcommission.

The inaugural Battle of the Brains trivia night is on Saturday 30 November at the Noosa Tewantin Golf Club. All proceeds go to Noosa U3A, a charity organisation which provides its 700 retiree members with educational and social courses. Teams are of 4-6 players. $25 a head includes a meal or $15 to play only. Meals begin at 6pm with Battle commencing at 7.30pm. Eileen Walder 5442 8255 or 0420 939 723 Noosa’s biggest survey is available online by Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, asking residents about what they want in their Council. www. Noosas Biggest Survey

RDA open day Jan O’Halloran Sunshine Coast RDA was blessed with sunny skies on 14th September for their Open Day. Demonstrations highlighting some of the programs on offer at RDA were showcased on the day. They included the Carriage Driving program with a donated new carriage, the on-ground Equine Assisted Learning program with a group of teens, the Dressage group (Tiffany recently won 3 gold medals

at the State Special Olympics titles), Saddle Club group, and clever horse Phoenix gave the crowd an example of "at liberty" work. All the horses, including the very cute Squirt (pictured) were prepared and dressed for the occasion by the dedicated and hard-working band of volunteers who give so freely of their time each week. Many thanks to them and to all who came on the day.


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The Barleyshakes are known for their passionate, uplifting approach to Irish Aussie folk. Their live shows are filled with funk, wild energy and humour. Their contemporary approach to Celtic music lead them to winning the Queensland Music Award for World music in 2011.

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Michael Morgan is a 19 year old singer songwriter from the Sunshine Coast. The winner of the Noosa Jazz Festival Star Search Competition, 2012, is now a regular at venues around the Sunshine Coast. Michael is a selftaught singer and musician with a passion for all things from years gone by.

2 - 4pm Sunday 27 October

Dr. Sarah Rose BDSc Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Phone 5442 7556 Eumundi Dental would like to Introduce Dr. Tony Appleton to the clinic. Wednesday 16 October 2013

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Community News and Your Say Announcing Eumundi "Live" Eumundi Live has received council approval and will be kicking off on 24 November. The music concerts are family friendly picnic events, running from midday to 4.30pm on the fourth Sunday each month (weather permitting). The afternoon festival will comprise four acts assembled to reflect the music loving nature of Eumundi and the Coast. All

profits will go to benefit local charities; Katie Rose Cottage; Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; Riding for the Disabled. 4562 postcode tickets are at a $10 discount. Headliners for the 24th are Melbourne’s The Hello Morning… For event, artist info and ticketing www.eumundilive. 0418 184 967 or management@birdbrainrecords.

A Fair Day Out for the whole community

Your Say

Local disability service provider, Equity Works are hosting A Fair Day Out on Saturday 19 October from 8am at the Original Eumundi Markets. The day is to encourage "inclusive communities" - the chance for people with disabilities to showcase their talents to the wider community. A day for the whole community to come together and enjoy music and creative expression. The day will include: pony rides, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, live music, drama, circus troupe, roving performers, fire twirling, food and art stalls, and more.

Parking officers parked illegally Parking on market days has been murder during school holidays in Eumundi so is it not ironic that Sunshine Coast Council parking officers have to park illegally in a loading zone without loading or unloading for 20 minutes or more. Or does it count if they load the coffers of Sunshine Coast Council? egards, Anton Potappel

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Sunday 20 October and Sunday 27 October 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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TO FORM A SATELLITE ROTARY CLUB IN EUMUNDI The Town’s First Community Service Club Thursday 24 October 2013, 5.30pm at Imperial Hotel, Eumundi Want to know more? CONTACT Bob Ward 0412 715 461 John Turnbull 5442 8456 Lyn Hodges 0400 300 719 WHAT IS ROTARY ABOUT? A worldwide organisation, Rotary is made up of men and women across all professions and vocations. The magic of Rotary is that it allows ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. For over one hundred years, ordinary people around the world have come together as Rotarians to unite the power of one with the power of many to bring about exceptional change both at home and abroad. In Australia, there are more than 34,000 members in 1,200 Rotary clubs across towns, cities and small communities, all committed to Rotary’s ethos of “Service Above Self”.

Rotarians Make a Difference ….One Person at a Time

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School of Arts Concert SERVICES & NOTICES Alterations and dressmaking Karyn 0457 232 628 ........................................................... Massages by accredited therapist Home based, Verrierdale area. $40 for one hour Debra: 0429841948. ........................................................... Moving Sale Sat 19 from 8am Leath lnge, Dblebed, Barfrdg, Buff & shlvs, Outdrset & more going cheap! 51 Creek Dr. Verrierdale ...........................................................

Come celebrate the Eumundi School of Arts 101st Birthday with a Fundraiser Concert featuring 4 x ARIA and 7 x Platinum selling songstress Katie Noonan and a wonderful array of her very talented musician friends. $30 adults, $25 concession and $70 for family – 2 adults 2 children. Saturday 16 November 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Licenced bar and food available. All profits to be used towards maintenance of the School of Arts Hall and the Eumundi State School music department. Tickets sold very fast last year - we could have filled the hall twice so get in fast. More information and tickets are available from Discover Eumundi and Berkelouw Books Eumundi and you can book online at Register online for our Discover Eumundi Updates Newsletter at

Magic of Mud Sculpture classes with Jane Welsh 6 weeks, Beginning 29/30 Oct $180 $8 per line payable on lodgement either by phone credit card or to ECCO BSB 633 108 Account 138 935 689. See deadline details page 3.

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Schools and Community Kids What I love: Are we there yet? Lateisha Hurst, Year 5, ESS Ignite English

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the car, but I am still too tired and I know that I need to rest or I will be grumpy. We have a huge day ahead of us. After the chaos of the morning, we are now flying among the fluffy white clouds. We are all exhausted and take a nap as a reward for making it this far in one piece. Our aircraft is coming into land, we touchdown in Fiji but we still have a long way to go before we are really able to relax.

Car, bus, plane, then bus again, the Marina is our next stop. This is the start of our trip but where to next? I know where to, Fiji’s beautiful and exotic Plantation Island. The day starts at the crack of dawn as Dad’s voice rings through my ears when he calls, “Get up it is time to go!” My parents race through the house carrying luggage, looking for passports and checking tickets while I keep an eye on my sister. Waking up early is not much fun but knowing we are able to relax when we get to the resort is a great incentive. I want to watch the shiny screen on my iPod in

Now… passports, check . Luggage to be collected, “That one is mine!” Luggage being scanned, “Hope there is nothing dangerous in there.” I wish we did not have to go on another bus again. My stomach starts to rumble as I see the bakery at the Marina. I have not eaten for a while. It is time to go, we are almost there. Finally! We are here! As I step onto the island I feel the sand between my toes, I can hear the majestic waves as they crawl onto the shoreline. The palm trees sway in the breeze as if to dance and welcome me. My favourite thing about this is the peaceful beaches and the friendly Fijians’ smiles. This is what I am passionate about and what I love.

Second fastest in Australia Troy Carlson returned last weekend from The Australian School Swimming Championships with two silver medals, making him the second fastest 100m butterflier in Australia for 11 yrs boys. Troy took a huge 5 seconds off his personal best time in a 50m pool (long course) to swim the 100m fly in 1.09.21. A time very close to the Australian record of 1.08.51 for 11 years boys. The second silver was won with the Queensland Medley Relay team, pulling up behind NSW. Troy swam the butterfly leg. Coach Richard McLean was chuffed with Troy’s result.

Steiner principal resigns Noosa Pengari Steiner School’s principal Janet Molloy has resigned from her position effective from the end of school term this December. The board and Janet touts the desire for a new style of leadership Wednesday 16 October 2013

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and shift of emphasis as the reason behind her amicable resignation. Recruitment for a new principal will begin shortly. The school has also been advertising for a new highschool science teacher.

Busy weekend for andina Creek Progress Assn Yandina Creek Progress Assn volunteers staffed the gates, sold raffle tickets and refreshments at Cheryl and Bob Boyd’s Stringybark Cottage open garden on the long weekend as a major fundraising activity. The magnificent garden and forest surroundings are close to a major quarry development site that is subject to an appeal hearing commencing on 18 November. The Assn is raising funds including duties on the car parking roster to defray the costs of legal representation in opposing the quarry development at the appeal. Verrierdale stalwarts Yvonne (left) and Lesley took a few minutes off from their volunteer work for Yandina Creek Progress Assn to draw the September winner of the market car parking lucky draw of a $50 markets voucher. The winner was Lauren Kesby from the Glass House Mountains.

Well done Dance Synergy Coolum The parents of young dancers from Dance Synergy Coolum have been raising funds via their car parking service for three years to support the 22 girls travelling to the USA this December with performances scheduled at Disneyland, Disneyworld, Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios. Each family has been required to commit to a tally of volunteer hours in return for their travel costs being subsidised. Travel well Dance Synergy Coolum and enjoy your dancing performances! Sisters Hannah (13) and Phoebe (11) Groom happily accepting a donation for their dance group from the annual donations program of Eumundi and District Historical (EHA) Assn. The EHA president said their association was keen to support associations where it was clear that there was an ethos within to raise funds for their own activities.

Community bus schedule The Eumundi community bus regular service is on three days a week – an outing for shopping to Noosa Civic and Cooroy on alternate Thursday mornings and a service into Eumundi’s hospitality venues on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Thursday shopping trip leaves from the bus stop opposite the Post Office at 9.30am and returns at midday. Bookings are essential for the Friday and Saturday evenings service which commences at 5pm and finishes at approximately 10pm. Please phone on the day on 322 323. Private and community hire of the community bus is welcome – enquiries to 13 199 766. A donation of $5 pp one way is invited to help meet the cost of running the bus for regular services. Eumundi Green


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Schools and Community Kids Exploring Eumundi’s bush trails

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Lyndall Friend took her granddaughters from Brisbane for an explore in the Eumundi Conservation Park on the holidays and highly recommends it to other families. She said on the 3.2km Geebung walk they passed a cyclist but otherwise had the whole place to themselves. Lyndall said they saw a Lace Monitor and a Golden Wren, went up and down gullies with palm forests. “It was great to be able to walk abreast instead of single file,” she said.

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If you are free on Monday mornings come along to Eumundi Playgroup! A group of mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers meet together regularly with their babies, toddlers and preschoolers for friendship and fun. Held in the green shed near the Eumundi Aquatic Centre every Monday from 9.30-11.30am (excluding school holidays), it’s fully fenced and offers outdoor and indoor craft activities. Playgroup is a great way to meet new people. $2 per family per week.


Position vacant Eumundi State School P&C are currently looking for a qualified assistant to join our busy after school care team. Applicant must have Diploma in Childcare & pref a current supervisor certificate. This is an award position for approx. 18 hours per week. Please forward your CV to Ms Karen Allen at or post to Ms Karen Allen, 22 Caplick Way, Eumundi Q 4562.

Questions to think about for book club Sunday 29 Oct: 1. Who was your favourite character and why? 2. What does Marguerite look like? Describe or draw her. 3. If it were a movie, how should it end? 4. What was you favourite part?

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Arts, Crafts and Markets The Barleyshakes: from Dublin to Doonan Judith Pattison

The Barleyshakes began in 1996 in a Dublin pub playing Irish music every Sunday. They later became one of the most influential and popular acts in Irish folk music, touring the world and sharing the stage with Kila, Joe Cocker and Metallica. Band members also contributed to Peter Jackson’s, The Fellowship of the Ring, academy award winning soundtrack. Barleyshakes have headlined international festivals, including the Woodford Folk Festival in 2000/2001 which brought them to Australia and the Coast and now finds them based in Doonan. Eumundi Green asked band member Alan Kelly to share an insight into their journey. Where did you meet the members of the band and how long have you been playing together? I met my wife Kristin in Prague… She was playing with an Irish folk band; it was love at first sight. We met Belinda Ford our flautist in Brisbane eight years ago. Erin Sulman , our scoundrel of a drummer, we met in Irish Murphy's in Noosa 10 years ago… Steve Cook at Woodford festival in 2000… and soon after started the Noosa Irish session held every first and third Tuesday at the Halse Lodge. Gary Ward, our bassist, joined the band in 2007. What is it about traditional Irish music that has led you to devote your life to it? I find Irish music very uplifting and grounding at the same time; it feeds the heart and soul… and sets your priorities up for a very positive ride…I am Irish and the rest of the band have some Irish roots, the music is at our very core.

Distinctive decoupage Judith Pattison

Decoupage is the craft of decorating objects by gluing colored paper cutouts onto them and enhancing the effect with special paint techniques. Each layer is then sealed with multiple coats of glue and varnish to resemble painting or inlay work. Someone who does decoupage is known as a decoupeur, or "cutter". The craft dates back to at least the 18th Century when it was a huge craze in England. Furniture, photo albums, plates, shelving, mirrors and frames are suitable subjects. Pictures, fabric, paper of all sorts, recycled cards and magazines form the layers which are then glued and sealed with layers of varnish. Eumundi based decoupeur,Sue Trethowan-Jones, learned decoupage in Melbourne from Adele Palmer, the founder of Jag. For the past three years she has focused on vintage decoupage, buying interesting shaped furniture, vases and jewellery to transform. Sue said, “For me it is all about design. The tedious

30 layers of adhesives then gloss to complete needs patience - a piece can take up to three weeks to finish. “My paper designs are often print outs of my clothes, or anything which creates a unique image for the piece I am doing,” Sue shared. Unlike a traditional decoupeur, Sue uses painting, stencilling and sometimes jewellery pieces to enhance her designs. “It’s a discipline though, much time is spent searching the Sunshine Coast for interesting shapes, then the practical process of preparing the furniture, and a further five to six hours a day in my hinterland studio designing,” she said. In three years she has produced about 700 pieces; exhibited at the Noosa Marina Gallery, the Cooroy library and other venues. Sue plans to exhibit in Melbourne in the New Year and currently sells her works in her Eumundi studio. Sue is offering Decoupage Classes 0417 772 188.

Printmaking winner Multi award winning Eumundi printmaker Shirley Strano won the inaugural Printmaking prize at the recent Kenilworth Celebrates Art Competition. The etching with chin colle is called Mangrove

Regeneration and Memories of Kyoto.

The coloured paper is Japanese

and the Queensland parts of maps are from maps she drew at primary school. The etching press incorporates the chin colle papers into the heavy etching paper. The judge commented, " The effect is a cohesive whole of subtle beauty."

Where and how did you play with Metallica? We played with Metallica at the Open Air Gampel festival in Switzerland… the crowd gave us the double fist salute, apparently only a few bands ever get that salute. We didn't get to meet them, too much security and too much work to do. Met them again a few years later in Dublin…Lovely fellows I must say. Why did you choose Doonan to live when you could live and play anywhere in the world? We moved to Doonan as we loved the area for its space, nature, and tranquility, also its proximity to the beaches and mountains. And we love the trees, the wildlife, and the forest spirits. We feel blessed to have found this beautiful little enclave in the world. Barleyshakes will be at Bohemian Bungalow in Eumundi on Sunday 20 October from 2pm. 54428679 Wednesday 16 October 2013

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Artwork inspired by local eco systems on show at Pomona’s Gallery. Paintings commissioned by Noosa Integrated Catchment Association which represent six vegetation types and ecological systems represented in the Noosa catchment, will be exhibited at Pomona Railway Station Gallery: Banana Shed from Thursday 17 Oct – Thursday 28 Nov. The project is designed to move us away from using generic imagery to expressing our unique importance of place- only. Artist Jane Welsh is teaching clay sculpture classes in her Verrierdale studio. Up-coming courses include: The Magic of Mud classes for beginners and Clay Play for people with a basic knowledge. Contact Jane for details or 5471 0926. Creative Partnerships matches artist’s money. Through Plus1, Creative Partnerships will match dollar for dollar up to $50,000 in funds raised by artists and not for

profit (NFP) arts organisations for approved projects that build their development capacity and meet defined criteria. The program is designed to create opportunities for artists and NFP organisations in the creative industries. Jazz band Elixir featuring lovely locals Katie Noonan and Zac Hurren, plus the Tulipwood String Quartet Louise King, and the Cello Dreaming Youth Orchestra, will be playing at the Eumundi School of Arts on Saturday 16 Nov from 6.309.30pm. All profits will go to the Eumundi School of Arts and Eumundi State School. Food and licensed drinks available. $30 Adult, $25 Cons, $70 Fam. The Christmas in Cooroy annual photo competition is now open for submissions. The theme this year is Hinterland Highlights, has an increased prize pool, a new junior category and is free to enter. Photos go

on display at the Butter Factory Arts Centre between 6 Dec and 4 Jan. Cooroy Guardian Pharmacy is offering 50 per cent off prints for the competition. For more information

Amanda van Gils

The Becoming Home exhibition by Amanda van Gils reflects a sense of place completed over the last three years. Enjoy a relaxed and informal atmosphere with Amanda at 10.30am on 26 October when she shares her passions and processes. Exhibition officially opens at 6pm on Friday 25 October at the Noosa Regional Gallery,

Tewantin. Bookings are essential by visiting Council’s gallery website or 5449 5340. Local artists are invited to attend the free Artist Grapevine networking event on Tuesday 26 November from 10am to 12.30pm at Noosa Regional Gallery. Just bring a plate to share and network with like-minded people. Tinbeerwah Art Group (TAG) Term 4 commences this Oct. This term’s theme is “Contemporary”. There will be several guest tutors including award winning local artist Noreen Flood. Classes are held during school term at Tinbeerwah Hall (crnr Cooroy and Sunrise Rds) on Thursday and Friday mornings 9am-12noon. Members are encouraged to develop their own individual ideas and techniques in contemporary and traditional styles in all mediums. New members welcome. Jan Cooke 5473 0235

Childhood and landscape give inspiration Contemporary abstract artist Amy Clarke will be exhibiting her latest work "Playing with the Landscape" at Noosa Regional Gallery from Friday 25 October. Working from her Eumundi studio, Amy is surrounded by twigs, fibres and stones – natural elements she’s incorporating into her paintings, and also into a number of 3D sculptures for the Noosa exhibition.

and more recently in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

“As a child growing up the bush, there was always a wonderful free energy to our play and nature was our playground,” says Amy, who grew up on a property in south-west Queensland, between St George and Roma,

Playing with the Landscape opens at Noosa Regional Gallery on Friday 25 October and continues until 8 December. Amy Clarke’s studio in Seib Road Eumundi is open by appointment. 5442 7032.


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Amy says, “Nature and the landscape have always provided an anchor for me and fed my arts practice. “I draw inspiration from the mountains, the rocks, the foliage and trees, abstracting the forms, but calling on the lines, the tones and the textures”

"Scarecrow" by Amy Clarke, mixed media on ply, 1240mm x 640mm

Wednesday 16 October 2013

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Theatre and Books Indee Theatre

Booker Prize 2013

John Burls

Judith Pattison

Laugh Out Loud – Son of Up Eumundi Road, is the topical revue opening at The Indee on Friday 29 November for two weekends. Ninety minutes of sheer laughter plus a top-notch buffet-style dinner, makes this the ideal pre-Christmas night out. Get your groups together now or make individual bookings. Early-bird prices, dinner and show $41, groups of eight or more $39. Licensed, air conditioned. Reserve your tables now 5472 8200 or The Wind In The Willows season was very well received and the cast and crew had the usual after-show party. The food for the aftershows for years and years has always been prepared and served by a group of Indee volunteers, namely Lyn Ireland, aided by her Dad and Mum, Warren and Maddie, with Lyn’s husband Larry serving up the free popcorn.

It’s always a fun occasion and after eats, the youngsters have this long standing (or long jumping) tradition of holding a skip-a-thon. This involves a very long rope and all youngsters jumping in the middle en masse. Considering they’ve just done an energy sapping performance it’s quite incredible because they keep it up for half an hour or so, the jumpers dwindling as the parents come to collect them. Which brings me to Alice in Wonderland – the January pantomime at The Indee. Now’s the time for any budding thespians to join the Indee Young Players classes and appear onstage in Alice in Wonderland. If you have young family members who are truly interested in learning something about live theatre this is a golden opportunity. The age range is 10 years upwards and classes are just starting. The theatre is looking for youngsters with potential who are keen. Primary school classes are Thursdays and high school classes on Fridays. For details, Carol 5472 8200 Book on 5 72 2

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Laugh Out Loud – Son of Up Eumundi Road Early-bird prices, dinner and show $41, groups of eight or more $39. Licensed, air conditioned. Reserve your tables now!

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The Garden of Flowers in Alice in Wonderland

It’s that time of the year again - No not the AFL finals or the Gold Coast 600 - but the annual Man Booker literary prize. This year’s very multicultural shortlist, announced September 10, includes some familiar authors and some relative newcomers. I’m familiar with several of the authors, but have only read one of the books on this year’s list so I can’t compare them. I chose to read Eleanor Catton’s (at 27, the youngest to make the shortlist) The Luminaries because, unusually, the author, subject and setting are antipodean. I saw her ABC interview and was intrigued, especially when she mentioned box set TV series such as Deadwood as an influence. I also confess that after reading all 828 densely plotted, meticulously detailed pages, there wasn’t much time or energy to read anything else! Set in the gold fields of New Zealand in 1865, the novel opens on a secret meeting of 12 men – Irish, Chinese, Maori, Jewish, Scottish and English – in a Hokitika hotel for the purpose of discussing a series of bizarre events in which they are all somehow involved. As one of the characters says, “There had to be a better explanation of all this than merely the correlative accident of circumstance... a string of coincidences is not a coincidence... and what was a coincidence but a stilled moment in a sequence that had yet to be explained.” The Luminaries sets out to “explain” this sequence using 19th century syntax and sensibilities. As shown in the cover, spine and back cover, the book’s structure is based on astrological and astronomical analysis popular at the time. I was overwhelmed with admiration for this prodigious, nearly flawless effort, with its many carefully researched and intricately woven plots and its complicated characterisations. However, there was so much detail on so many levels that after yet another plot or character revelation I was sometimes tempted to say, Stop! Enough! This year’s favourite to win the prize depends on who you read, but bookmakers give the edge to Harvest, by Jim Grace. I think it would be hard for a panel to agree on such a unique and controversial work as The Luminaries.

2 13 Shortlist in ull A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki Harvest Jim Grace The Luminaries Eleanor Catton The Testament of Mary Colm Toibin We Need New Names Noviolet Bulawayo The winner will be announced 15 ctober.

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Celebrate Food Kitchari Recipe Words: Sandy Bradley Photos: Alain Bouvier There are many recipes on the internet for kitchari but many have been spiced up and many ingredients added. True kitchari is a simple recipe with very little additions. When you are making

this, keep your intention in mind. Think about who you are making this for and see them well (even if it’s for you). Focus, good intention and love also go in. Enjoy!

Kitchari ngredients • 1 cup organic rice • 1 cup yellow split pea (or you can use mung / red lentils) • 1 tblsp ghee (or oil) • 2 chillies • pinch of turmeric powder • Sliced ginger (3-4 slices) • Sliced fresh turmeric when available (3-4 slices) • 2 cloves garlic sliced • 1 tblsp spice in total (i.e. NOT one tablespoon each spice! Use ground cumin, coriander, fenugreek, turmeric, garam marsala, cinnamon or other personal favourite choice of spices.) • 1 cup mixed green veg: Broccoli, beans, zucchini, bak choy (not Indian but still great), – chopped, sliced etc

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Method Wash rice and leave to drain in colander. This imparts the flavour of the rice. Wash split peas till water runs clear – (wash 2-3 times). Add 4-5 cups water to a saucepan, add split peas – good pinch of turmeric and salt flakes. Bring to boil and simmer with lid on. I like to cook the split peas first for about 45 mins – 1 hour. Add rice and cook for further 45 minutes or more, it should be like a very wet risotto or porridge. May need to add water if necessary. Heat ghee in a frypan – fry ginger, chilli, fresh turmeric and garlic for about 30 secs – 1 minute and then remove from pan when chilli has browned but the ghee has been infused with the energy of the ginger, garlic, turmeric and chilli. Add I tblsp of mixed spices eg. cumin and coriander. Add vegetables to pan – toss and coat. Add vegetables to rice and split pea mixture. Simmer till cooked through, about 5 mins. Add sea salt.

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Health and Lifestyle Ayurveda - a holistic approach to health Sandy Bradley Ayurveda is an Indian traditional practice which has been around for some 4000 years and is literally translated as “science of life”. Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health and prevention of illness and disease. It is a way of living with awareness, eating with the seasons and includes herbal medicine, massage, philosophy, yoga and mental and spiritual growth. This is a lifetime of learning and I would not be doing justice to try and explain the whole philosophy of Ayurveda here but perhaps bring about some awareness and you can begin your own journey. When I was a child living in India, my mother used to make kitchari for us whenever we were sick or unwell. It’s a bit like chicken soup is to the West. It’s a simple concoction of basmati rice, yellow or red split peas with just a touch of spice topped with a mixture of green vegetables. It is cooked for over an hour to break down its components to be a complete healthy, balanced meal that is easily digested and absorbed into the body. It resembles porridge. When my Ma was a little girl, there was a smallpox outbreak

in Calcutta and my Aunt Lorna contracted the illness. My Nana, Violet, took her to the doctors but they could not do anything to save her. My Nana didn’t care much for doctors after that. Soon after the funeral, my Ma and two of her siblings also came down with the smallpox. Well I can only imagine what that must have felt like. My Nana called in the Ayurvedic doctor who applied neem poultices night and day, bathed and dressed their limbs and faces with medicinal herbs and fed them all copious amounts of kitchari. Apart from a few marks on their faces they have all outlived my Nana - as it should be. In order for the body to heal itself we need to calm the largest body’s processor, the digestive system. Called the agni (the fire), digestion continually uses energy to process, assimilate, distribute, absorb food and excrete waste material. When we eat healthy, easily absorbed food, the digestive system does not need to work quite so hard to work effectively. The body can utilise that energy into healing itself. We all know that when we are strong and healthy our immune system works faster and more efficiently.

Health Matters WELCOME SALLY! Second year University of Sunshine Coast student Sally Jermyn (left) with RN Sam Graham discussing treatment with a patient.

Sally is working alongside the Centre’s RNs Sam Graham and Jane Smart on a clinical placement to gain vital practical experiences to complement her university studies. Sally says she has found the staff and patients very supportive and encouraging. So much so, Sally has asked to stay on as a volunteer in “wonderful” Eumundi when her placement commitment finishes. Sally has chosen to study nursing after careers in other service areas and is loving the new learning experiences. Bookings by appointment Quality community care 3/2-6 Etheridge St Eumundi P: 5442 8882 • F: 5442 7054 E: Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 8.30-noon

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Lucy Cloonan

Even being one per cent dehydrated will affect our health and wellbeing, however, we are all different shapes and sizes and do not all need the same amount of water. You can calculate your personal need for water by multiplying your body weight x 0.033. So if someone is 57kg they calculate 57kg x 0.033 = 1.88 litres per day. You can add a squeeze of lemon or lime to your water or a pinch of celtic sea salt to help you retain the water you are drinking. Sugary drinks and caffeine will actually dehydrate you further. Keep in mind too, you would need to drink more than this if you are exercising or have a physical job.

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Please come and help us celebrate our 10th Birthday To be held at the pharmacy 25 OCTOBER FROM 5pm • 15 min mini-make overs (Please phone for bookings) • A preview of this years Natio Christmas Gift Packs (savings of up to $39.75 per pack) • Goodie bags, give-aways • Lucky Door Prizes

RSVP by Mon 21 October if you are able to attend Spend over $10 or more this month (excluding prescriptions) to go in the draw to WIN a hamper valued at over $175

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Health and Lifestyle Vipassana – an introduction to silence Assisi Chant I have a deep love of and curiosity for the world I inhabit and am fascinated with the nature of reality that each of us experiences. This drive led me recently to Vipassana. Vipassana is a 10 day silent meditation retreat run at Dhamma Rasmi, a specialist meditation centre in Pomona - right here on our doorstep. So you might be new to meditation (and possibly even to silence!) and the thought of spending 10 days without speaking might seem daunting, but it was actually very achievable. The silence essentially removes everyday distractions and allows you to turn your focus internally. And, you really only spend nine of your days in silence. The 10th day is dedicated to sharing your experiences with others and acts as a shock absorber before returning to the real world. You are also able to ask questions of the course instructor and at the end of each night you can sit in on a general Q&A session. You can all speak for practical

issues like needing a blanket or unblocking a toilet. As to the meditation, although being one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation (which was rediscovered by Gautama Buddha more than 2500 years ago), this course provides a non-sectarian method by which you fully experience the everchanging nature of life, in all its forms. It is easy to dismiss the effectiveness of this practice because it is essentially such a simple process. Throughout the ten days you progress from concentrating on your natural breath flowing in and out of your nose in its own rhythm to feeling the subtlest of sensations on your body. The course also delivers personal anecdotes that foster a deep understanding of the impermanent nature of existence and how this knowledge can be translated into all areas of your life. The literal translation of the word Vipassana means to see things as they are, and through participation, meditators are

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able to gain personal insight. For those of us searching for simplicity, change or betterment, a Vipassana course offers opportunities for self-transformation through self-observation – no hype, no fuss, nothing but your breath and your body. The International Vipassana website ( states that it is this “observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion". And yes, that is the eventual

aim. A balanced mind full of love and compassion, with the added bonus of full liberation and enlightenment, if that's your life’s goal. I would have to say that because of my exploration into quantum physics and alternative sciences, my experience of Vipassana was extremely deep and rewarding. I underwent journeys on both the physical and mental planes unlike anything I have ever known and my mind was opened to many, many "dot-joining" understandings of our universe and my experiences of it.

Operating Wednesday Markets for Our Community

A little bit of Ecuador in Eumundi Seven years ago Sunny Coast resident Alec Holman visited Ecuador as a tourist. He was impressed with the colour combinations and vibrant stock and the whole market scene at a time when he was looking for inspiration for something different to do. From this experience has grown a strong connection with Ecuador with Alec returning twice a year to source new stock mainly from the craftmen and women. Whilst the Eumundi market stall is Alec’s first foray into retail, he attributes his success and the enjoyment of being a Wednesday stall holder to the strength of the relationship built over time with the makers of the products he sells and the love he has developed for this small country with its dazzling array of craft, culture and sights. Drop in to the Ecuador Store and see how you find this little bit of Ecuador.

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Environment and Outdoors Life on a better ridge – alternative arrowroot Claudette Betterridge

Most people would recognise arrowroot "flour" in the baking section of the supermarket. It is generally used to thicken sauces and gravies and is a staple in most baking pantries. With properties much like corn flour, it is often interchangeable with (or even labeled as) tapioca, which comes from the Cassava plant. But have you ever thought about where that soft powder comes from? The hardy perennial Arrowroot plant (Canna edulis) has glossy green leaves (great for animal fodder) and can grow up to 2m tall, but it’s what’s under the ground that is most important to us. The tubers, which form in the soil, are great to eat when they are small and

white and make a nice change from potato, but once they grow large and brown they have another use all together. Arrowroot "flour" is actually a starch that is made from the ground tubers and I'm pleased to say that here on the better ridge we quite easily extracted this starchy "flour" from our own vibrant crop. Once dug out of the soil the rootstock was washed and peeled then cut into small cubes. We then blended it with water to produce a thick pulp and tipped it into a large bowl and added more water. The "flour" quickly settled to the bottom of the bowl and we were then able to drain the brown fibrous pulp off the top. We continued this process, adding more water until it ran clear, then drained it off. What we were left with was a wet white "gloop" that we poured into trays and left in the hot sun to dry. A couple of hours later we had that familiar soft powdery arrowroot flour, grown at home, free from the commercial pesticides, preservatives and anti-caking agents that can be found in many store-bought alternatives.

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Free trees for conservation carers Two hundred free trees were being offered to local landholders who enter into a Voluntary Conservation Agreement (VCA) with Council. The VCA is a higher level protective mechanism that supports landholders by conserving the bushland on their properties in perpetuity by registering a covenant on title over some or all of the property. The program can also partner with landowners who have an existing Nature Refuge (under the Qld Government Nature Conservation Act) on their property. Fifteen

new VCA partnerships with landowners have been achieved this year. This brings the region’s total to 69 properties, protecting 925 hectares of bushland across the Coast. Eligible properties for a VCA include: areas of high conservation status bushland, threatened or significant plants and animals, environmental significance due to features such as habitat connectivity and water quality protection. For more information visit Council’s website. To apply 5475 7272.

A long Great Noosa Trail Walk Joyce Turnbull

I was one of 100 individuals who shared the trials and joys of walking through the natural and cultural landscape in and around the trail that traverses Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran and Kin Kin. To be more accurate, I joined the walk for the third day of the Great Noosa Trail Walk whereas most of the other walkers were dedicated three day walkers. Mind you the walks on the first two days were definitely shorter and I’m assured easier taking in local cafes, sites and shops as well as trails through farmlands, natural forests and rolling hills. Day three was a 19km walk from James McKane Lookout Cooran to Sheppersen’s Park Kin Kin via Twin Hills and Simpsons Rd Range. The day had spells of gaping at the stunning views and then “head down” when required to walk safely despite very hot conditions and some patches of up and down and open country coinciding with the hottest part of the day. There are spectacular lookouts, working farms, hideaway hobby farms and at several high points, views back to Noosa Heads and the lakes.

The weekend was organised by a bunch of passionate walkers and environmentalists whose attention to detail meant that walkers of all abilities and interests had a great walk. The trail was in good shape and was well sign posted. The joy of the weekend was the volunteers had such a good time that they are planning to repeat the long weekend Great Noosa Trail Walk in October 2014.

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Nature Notes Whip Snakes Kon Hepers We spotted a small snake cruising through our garden, difficult to see in the grass and mulch. When approached it reared up, then moved off at speed. We did manage to get a quick photograph. We have noticed this snake previously, mostly in or near a rock retaining wall and pebble garden. From the photo we identified the snake as a Yellowfaced Whip Snake, Demansia psammophis (which means van Diemen’s Sand Snake), a common snake distributed over most of the Australian continent except for the extreme southern edge and parts of the NT and Kimberley. The genus Demansia has 10 or so species with probably two occurring on the Sunshine Coast but only the Yellow-faced is generally encountered. Average total length of this species is about 800 mm and “our” snake was a bit short of that. These attractive snakes have large eyes giving them excellent vision and obviously a yellow face. They are diurnal hunters and their specialised diet is lizards. That

is why our rock wall and pebble area are a good hunting ground. Unfortunately that is also where our little granddaughter likes to play when she visits. So to be absolutely certain that it was a Whip Snake and not a highly dangerous juvenile Eastern Brown Snake or even a young Taipan, we sent the image to a couple of experts who verified our identification. Whip Snakes are usually not aggressive and will avoid contact unless touched or cornered. However they do belong to the Elapid (front-fanged) snakes and are venomous. A bite could be very serious or even fatal for a small child. The text books claim that for an adult a bite is not so serious but could cause severe pain in the affected limb. Years ago when our (then) 19 year old son was moving a rock in the bush on our property he touched a Yellow-faced Whip Snake. It caught hold of his finger and not only bit but also chewed on it, pumping in a good dose of venom. We applied an elastic bandage which we always have handy.

He described the pain, through clenched teeth, as “pretty bad” but had no other symptoms such as nausea. We were in contact with, and on "stand-by" to take him to the ER but the pain cleared fairly quickly and medical treatment was not necessary. Every summer a number of small bar-sided skinks (Eulamprus martini) come into our house

when we leave the garage door open. That of course is an invitation for a Whip Snake to enter in hot pursuit – it’s probably the one we photographed. But apart from sending the dog ballistic it does no harm and eventually finds its way back out. Of course Whip Snakes, like all native reptiles, are protected by law.

Whipbirds Helen Hepburn These birds are more often heard than seen. The male makes the stunning whipcracking noise followed shortly after by the female response though several people tell me that doesn’t always follow. They spend their day searching the undergrowth for insects and spiders, turning over leaves, sticks and small branches hoping to flush out their quarry. Apart from the familiar whipcracking sound, they also have other calls including a

scolding call usually issued when rummaging. It’s now nesting season and the nest will be about a metre or two off the ground in a thicket. Two to three eggs are usually laid. Last season I was delighted to see a youngster feeding with its parents just a few metres away from our house. Whipbirds are very camera shy and I have never been able to take a decent photo. However a friend sent me this photo of her whipbird as it patrols near the veranda.

Do You Have an Itchy – Scratchy Pet? There are two birds species that make me think about our glorious forests and especially rainforests. One is the Cuckoo-dove and the other is the Eastern Whipbird – Psophodes olivaceus. We are very fortunate in Eumundi as both birds are to be found here. Both birds are also rather drab, but whipbirds make up for it in particular by having lots of personality. Wednesday 16 October 2013

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Gardening Vireyas – a delicate beauty that is happy to play the underdog

Growing onions Annie Wilson months in the ground the bulbs are growing beautifully and enormous flower heads have been appearing for the last few weeks. Although I’m supposed to wait until the tops die off, I thinned one fat bulb to use in a fi sh pie last week – it was delicious! I can’t wait to try another crop next year.

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Vireya Rhododendrons have been grown for well over a century yet it’s only recently that these plants have really been come into the limelight as a must-needed gem for the shady bed or border, or a pot that needed a host. Vireya flowers vary widely in size and shape of plant, leaf and flowers. Flower colour varies also from reds, pinks, oranges and whites and many have a beautiful perfume. Vireyas are closely related to the far more famous Rhododendron. However, they are dramatically different from the Rhododendron commonly grown in the cooler climates. Although Vireyas originate in tropical regions, such as New Guinea and Indonesia, these plants have been grown successfully, for a number of years, all around Australia. I also grew them well while living in Auckland, New Zealand - so they have clearly adapted to a chilly nip in the air. So what are the key points to growing ireyas Drainage is certainly key. Good drainage and a very open potting mix is essential. Never allow plants to become waterlogged. Regular repotting is recommended to maintain aeration and good drainage in pots. Vireyas can be grown quite successfully in the garden too. Once again, good drainage is essential and the addition of peat-moss and leaf mulch

would be of benefit. Where the garden soil is not free draining, planting on a mound would greatly help with drainage. The soil pH should be kept slightly acid – between 5 and 6. They are a surface rooting plant and deep planting will do them harm and potentially cause stem and rootrot damage. Similarly, because they are surface rooting, mulching, to keep roots moist and cool, is vital. As shade lovers Vireyas are often found sparkling under a tree canopy. Feeding, particularly during the flowering times, is essential. High iron feed also keeps the pH down. Avoid chicken and mushroom compost as they are inclined to be more alkaline and don’t suit Vireyas.

If you do your research, this area is not ideal for growing onions ( Allium cepa), because they prefer a cool, dry climate. But because I use a lot of onions in the kitchen, I’ve always wanted to give them a try. Earlier this year I picked up a punnet of mixed varieties, and I planted them directly into a spare spot in the veggie patch. The punnet was quite crowded, so I separated the seedlings and planted two close rows with five centimetres between each planting of two seedlings, with the intention that they would be thinned to one later. In hindsight, this was much too close, although I must admit that I find it hard to "thin" out plants that are growing well, so some crowding was inevitable. The wet weather earlier this year suited the young plants, but once established they have not needed as much water. Young plants don’t do well with bore water, but once the plants mature bore water can be used. After about fi ve

Open Garden Enid and Len Wilkinson, at “Royal Palms” 192 Mons Road, Buderim are opening their garden as part of the “Open Gardens Australia” scheme on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October. Their garden reflects a love of subtropical

foliage plants. $7 admission to the garden and ceramic gallery. Refreshments and plants for sale all day. This event will raise funds for Kazi Johnston, a 6 year old who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

I think they are a dream in a small pot on a shady deck. Prune after flowering to avoid some strains getting lanky and simply revel in their glory. We may all be used to the big Rhodos, but Vireyas are more than happy to be the shy beauty in the corner.

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Readers’ Photos

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This photo was taken of these four baby Wood Ducks and parents about the middle of September at our dam. Diane Vowell

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