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Issue 193 – Thursday 17 April 2014

The community voice Tel 0400 707 778 • PO Box 482, Eumundi Qld 4562 • • • Copyright © 2013 Husqvarna AB (publ). All rights reserved.

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Community Diary Friday 18 April Good Friday public holiday

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had lots of pleas from local charities asking for more people power. Community organisations and not-for profits literally can’t run without their volunteers – Eumundi Green certainly couldn’t! But what do people get out of volunteering? Perhaps, a sense of accomplishment, connection to community, meeting other lovely locals and injecting fresh enthusiasm and ideas into a good cause – and there’s also that warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping others that’s pretty nice too! Turn to page 8 for a few of our local not-for-profits looking for a helping hand. Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren

Survey about local community Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs residents are being asked to fill out a five minute survey about the community for the EDV Residents Assoc. For accurate results lots of locals need to take part. Please go to www.tinyurl. com/surv2014. Paper copies will be available at key outlets, or call 0415 873 552. Final date for the receipt of completed surveys is Wednesday 30 April.

Saturday 19 April Easter egg hunt 8am Original Eumundi Markets First 300 kids to register at the Canecutters building 5442 7106 Sunday 20 April Easter Sunday Monday 21 April Easter Monday public holiday

Photo thanks to Jessica Law, Eerwah Vale

 Eumundi’s CWA hall burlesque dancers are putting on a show  Eumundi is getting a bar and grill on Memorial Drive  Beautiful vibe and amazing theming at the last world movies screening and Max’s miso was amazing!  Let’s hope Joe’s paint job catches on  We should buy the big cow and get body art artists to paint it!  Food has to be really good to survive in Eumundi  The Eumundi sculpture prize winner gets $15,000 Word on the street got you thinking? Send a letter to the editor and share your thoughts with your community.

New accounts manager for the Green

Tuesday 22 April Term two starts at state schools Friday 25 April ANZAC Day Public Holiday Verrierdale Anzac Day Dawn Service 6am Verrierdale Hall Breakfast to follow Eumundi ANZAC Day walk and commemoration Memorial Dr

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Our new accounts guru in the Eumundi Green hot seat is the lovely Diane Howard. She will be working for the Green every Thursday from 8.30am till 1.30pm at Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) HQ. Hopefully the seat won’t be hot though once the shed is air conditioned! Contact Eumundi Green accounts on 0402 215 560 or


Want to read the Green online? You’ll find the very latest and back issues available to read online at www.issuu/eumundigreen

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

Kait Manchip All Dolled Up

Alasdair Scott Swimming

Amanda Cole Why I sing

Anne-Marie Dineen Being vegan

Sarah Rose Child dental phobia

Sonya Maley Nurse training

Leo Wiles Reader’s Easter photos

Faith Thurnwald Abroad

Graphic Designer: Rhana Harrison. Sub editor: Judith Pattison. Proofreaders: Alice Jones, Bronwen Pearson, Fran Maguire, Hamish Cameron.

Advertising deadline for next issue (194) is before NOON WED 23 April

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: or phone 0402 215 560. 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 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 Home business survey results The home based business survey was conducted from Dec 2013 to Jan 2014 by The Chamber of Commerce Noosa, along with Eumundi Chamber of Commerce and supported by Sunshine Coast Council.

Responses provide information that will assist the development of programs and lead to greater understanding of the opportunities that exist.

What is the main reason for operating your business from home?

What are some of the challenges you face working from home?

Reason Flexible hours / time / freedom I / we do not need commercial premises Lower overheads Lifestyle reasons I / we cannot afford commercial premises Other I / we travel frequently

The survey was open to any home based business on

% 25

Reason Difficulty in separating home life from work life Isolation Distractions Difficulty in bringing clients to the home business Lack of support and networks Access to technology There are no challenges to working from home Business expansion challenges 12 Being taken seriously in a business environment Other Staffing issues / basing staff from home 9 per cent Warehousing and logistic challenges

24 17 15 9

% 41 35 30 23

the Coast, however there was a particular focus on the Noosa and hinterland regions. The largest home business contributors were from 4567 Noosa Heads with 16 per cent, followed by 4562 Eumundi 11

per cent and 4556 Buderim with 11 per cent, then 4573 Coolum Beach 9 per cent, 4566 Noosaville 8 per cent and 4563 Cooroy 8 per cent.

Broadly, what are your primary business constraints.

Do you see yourself moving from your home based business into a commercial environment?

There were three prominent constraints identified. 1. Inefficient broadband technology unreliable internet access and slow connection speeds. 2. Capital and cash flow issues. 3. Time and the lack of it. Time to work ON business and not IN the business, time to spend on marketing, strategy development and time to spend with the family.

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Reason No, I have no need and no plans to move out of the home office Unsure, I may or may not move the business out of the home office, but I am considering my options Yes, I hope to move the business out of home sometime in the future Yes, I hope to move the business out of home in the next twelve months Other


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Business and Community News Joe’s gets a facelift

Joe’s Waterhole manager Sophie Eaton thinks it has been around 15 years since the pub’s last face lift and is very happy with how it’s looking so far and can’t wait to see the finshing touch of burgandy trim around the windows. “It looks really great at night with the lights on too,” she said. Local painter and Joe’s regular Paul said when they’d initially opened the paint tins the colours had been completely wrong and it had taken some mixing on site to get the colours they were after. An impressed passer-by said he hoped it would take off down the street and other businesses would get a paint job too.

Digital learning webinars The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Qld (CCIQ) digital learning webinar series is designed to help small businesses meet the challenges encountered with the digital economy. Running from April to May, this free series covers: mobile marketing, social media, managed workflow solutions, client relationship management and flexible working. events/digital-learning-series

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service Janelle Henderson H: The Ten Commandments of Customer Service Janelle Henderson

Communicate regularly so that you are aware of problems or upcoming needs.

1. Know who is boss. You are in business to service customer needs and you can only do that if you listen to what it is your customers want. Never forget that the customer pays our salary and makes your job possible.

4. Make customers feel important and appreciated. Treat them as individuals. Always use their name and find ways to compliment them, but be sincere. People value sincerity. It creates good feeling and trust. Think about ways to generate good feelings about doing business with you. Customers are very sensitive and know whether or not you really care about them. Thank them every time you get a chance. Be sure that your body language conveys sincerity. Your words and actions should be congruent.

2. Be a good listener. Effective listening and undivided attention are particularly important. Take the time to identify customer needs by asking questions and concentrating on what the customer is really saying. Listen to their words, tone of voice, body language, and most importantly, how they feel. Beware of making assumptions. Do you know what three things are most important to your customer? 3. Identify and anticipate needs. Customers don't buy products or services. They buy good feelings and solutions to problems. Most customer needs are emotional rather than logical.

5. Help customers understand your system. Your organisation may have the world's best system for getting things done, but if customers don't understand them, they can get confused, impatient and angry. Take time to explain how your business works and how they simplify transactions. Be careful that your systems don't reduce the human

element of your organisation. 6. Appreciate the power of "Yes". Always look for ways to help your customers. When they have a request (as long as it is reasonable) tell them that you can do it. Figure out how afterwards. Look for ways to make doing business with you easy. Always do what you say you are going to do. 7. Know how to say sorry. When something goes wrong, apologise. It's easy and customers like it. Customers may not always be right, but the customer must always feel they win if you want them to come back. Deal with problems immediately and let customers know what you have done. Make it simple for customers to complain. Value their complaints. As much as we dislike it, it gives us an opportunity to improve. Even if customers are having a bad day, go out of your way to make them feel comfortable. 8. Give more than expected. Since the future of all companies lies in keeping customers happy,

think of ways to elevate yourself above the competition. Consider the following: • What can you give customers that they cannot get elsewhere? • What can you do to follow-up and thank people even when they don't buy? • What can you give customers that is totally unexpected? 9. Encourage and welcome suggestions about how you could improve. There are several ways in which you can find out what customers think and feel about your services. 10. Treat employees well. Employees are your internal customers and need a regular dose of appreciation. Thank them and find ways to let them know how important they are. Treat your employees with respect and chances are they will have a higher regard for your business and customers. Appreciation stems from the top. Treating customers and employees well is equally important.



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Singer songwriter Ayla draws inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald through to Joni Mitchell. She pens meaningful lyrics and sings with pure, warm tones. She has a jazzy quality to her voice, though her lyrics are folk/pop.

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Community News Councillor Robinson update Summer All Over Long Lunch I recently attended the Katie Rose Hospice’s “Summer All Over Long Lunch” with Councillor Rogerson and our wives. This wonderful event supported the Doonan hospice, which provides terminally ill people with nursing services and support, free of charge. Lunch was superb and $14,000 was raised. Congratulations to the organisers of this event, and thank you for a great afternoon of entertainment.

Recreation Trail I am continuing to work with council officers and residents on the development of a EumundiVerrierdale recreation trail for non-motorised activities. Work has begun on scoping the area for possible routes for a quality trail through the picturesque forestry areas. Once we have some options I will arrange a community meeting to share these with the community and discuss how the project may proceed.

Anzac Day ceremony I look forward to attending Eumundi’s Anzac Day service this year, which will be held at the amphitheatre adjacent to the markets. Service men and women will lead a community walk along Memorial Drive from 8am sharp, starting in front of the Imperial Hotel in Memorial Drive. I hope to see you there.

session for Eumundi is on Wednesday 23 April, 10-12pm. As usual, I will be with Cr Rogerson.

Meet and greet I would like to remind residents that my next meet and greet

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change in the leaders in our local community. It is important that we have a better idea about who lives here, who we connect with (in our community), and what we want for the future.

five minute survey. Access it by simply going to surv2014 Paper copies will also be available at key outlets – or call 0415 873 552.

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Your voice is important! Johanne Wright In the past few issues of Eumundi Green we ran a series of articles on our Eumundi, Doonan and Verrierdale (EDV) and Weyba Downs community and a common community of interest. Since the de-amalgamation of the Sunshine Coast Council some readers of the Green are now residents of Noosa Shire, however the vast majority of you still reside within the area of the Sunshine Coast Council. In 2008, most of us indicated that Noosa Shire is where we work; where the majority of us buy our food, our clothes, our furnishings

and our electrical goods; that the schools of Noosa Shire are where most of our children receive their high school education. Additionally it’s where we go to the doctor, bank, hairdresser, the club, the cinema and restaurants. In other words, we said then that Noosa Shire was pretty much where we lived. But is this really the case today? It’s important we know and also how people today feel about - and define what is their local community. Has it changed since 2008? We are seeing more young families moving in and a generational

To do this, a group of Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs residents have commissioned d-sipher, an award winning, independent market research and evaluation consultancy firm, to conduct a survey of the local community. For the results to be accurate we need as many people as possible to take part in a short and sweet

Final date for the receipt of completed surveys is Wednesday 30 April. Results should then be available and shared with the whole community by late May/ early June. This really could be a defining moment in the history of our hinterland. Please don’t miss it as an opportunity for your voice to be heard. For more information

doctors working in the public hospital system and they have told me they are fed up with the current situation, cannot understand what the government hopes to gain, and will not sign the Govt’s new contracts. In fact, they have made it clear that it is not about money but about

trust. At the last Parliamentary sitting I asked the Premier if he would extend the deadline for the signing of the contracts. His short answer - no. The State health system will be in chaos if the doctors walk. This has destroyed goodwill between our specialist doctors and the Govt.

Peter Wellington update Good News for Community Groups At last some good news to report, the Govt has responded to my lobbying and agreed that some “notfor-profit community groups” will be exempt from paying the Emergency Management and Fire Rescue Levy. Community

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Community News Rotary present long lunch donation to Katie Rose

Bev Barton (seated front left), representing the Sunshine Coast Hospice Board and the fundraising committee of Katie Rose, expressed her deep appreciation for $14,000 donation presented by Eumundi Rotary at their Thursday meeting.

CWA hold annual cent sale Barbara Robinson

At our recent cent sale Eumundi branch raised $568 for the QCWA public rural crisis fund to assist in drought relief. We would like to thank the market stallholders for their generous donations in making this possible.

Eumundi swim clubs final meet Alasdair Scott Whilst places in the Australian Swim team for the Commonwealth Games were being contested in Brisbane last week, swimmers from five yearsold and up, were striving to do their very best in the final meet of this season’s Eumundi Swim Club. As ever, the mix between competing against each other, improving PBs (personal best) and having fun was a perfect balance. Club President, Oddbjorn Ludvigsen, seemingly had his work cut out following a frenzied Easter egg scramble, but he had more prizes and a range of relay races to manage the kids’ “eggcitement”. Over Easter, all of the swimmers will be having a well-deserved break from training and can look back on another outstanding season for our dynamic club. At the recent Wide Bay Championships in Bundaberg, Eumundi had 14 swimmers competing. There were plenty of medals and PBs. The club was represented by 22 swimmers at Cotton Tree for the Sunshine

Coast Championships, with everyone doing well and a highlight being Gold in the 14yr and under Boys 4 x 50m relay with Tane Carmont (11), Matthew Lewis (9), Pierce Ludvigsen (12) and Zac Templeton (14). Zac’s final leg provided a sensational finish to the day. Congratulations to Troy, Zac, Evan McLean and Lachie Constable, who all did exceptionally well at the Queensland School Championships, with silver medals for Troy and Evan and top 10 places for them all. With the enthusiasm and commitment shown by all our swimmers, one day, we may be watching a Eumundi swimmer compete for green and gold! That would be exciting!

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Community News Your Say Bridging Eumundi Ross Clarke

The bridge at the start of the Eumundi-Noosa Rd over the North Maroochy River continues to pose a major danger to bikes, pedestrians and motorists due to narrowness. Late last year the Main Roads Dept installed bike signs on and beside the road to notify vehicle traffic that bikes are using, and are able to use the bridge. This has proved helpful as most motorists are respecting these signs and are driving more cautiously over the bridge when cyclists are present. It has also led to increased bike and pedestrian traffic on the bridge, which, on such a busy arterial road, is only putting lives at significant risk meaning the current situation is unsafe for pedestrians and bike riders plus is annoying for motorists. The community has unsuccessfully pursued a number of solutions

to the problem over the last 10 years by talking to various levels of govt and depts. All have been supportive of finding a solution but decry a lack of funds. As a result, I am of the belief the only way we are going to see any change is by a community push to either have a pedestrian bridge attached to the Eumundi-Noosa Rd bridge or a stand-alone pedestrian bridge running along the public easement about 100m south of the current road bridge. Either of these solutions will see a decrease in the amount of pedestrian and bike traffic on the Eumundi-Noosa Rd which is in the interests of the community, pedestrians, bike riders and motorists. I’m interested in hearing from members of the community who would be keen to join this campaign and on views as to the best way to conduct it. First Rotary fundraiser a success Olivia Dolan A wonderful result for the Summer All Over Long Lunch held at the Eumundi Markets on Sunday 23 March with a much needed $14,000 raised [for Katie Rose]. An immensely

enjoyable day was had by all with much appreciated thanks to the countless volunteers and amazing support of the local community. This was the first major fundraiser for Eumundi Rotary, satellite club of Cooroy Rotary, who are committed to delivering an even more successful lunch in 2015. Have you thought of joining Rotary? Do you want to meet people and be involved in your community? Les Godwin (Chair) 0411 877 346.

For further information regarding this health assessment you may speak to the nurse at the clinic or simply book a 30 minute appointment requesting a ‘4 year old health check’ on 5442 8882. Dr David Heppell, Dr Patti Slegers and Dr Karen Macmillan are now taking appointments.

Thankyou Cr Greg Rogerson for tabling our resident permit parking petition at the Ordinary Meeting of council on 27 March. The petition was moved by Cr Rogerson, seconded by Cr McKay and voted unanimously in favour. It has been referred to the Chief Executive Officer to determine appropriate action. A great result for all supporters and a wonderful example of how residents can unite for a common goal. The ECCO board will also be considering no charge resident permit parking at their next meeting on 22 April. Let’s hope as a gesture of goodwill to our community they also vote in our favour.


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Community News Award winning house by Eumundi architect “This established the direction of the building and the idea developed to construct the house and shed out of a steel [shed] construction method,” Jolyon said.

Jolyon Robinson of Robinson's Architects collecting his award for the Whyatt house last Friday at the Queensland Architecture awards in Noosa.

Eumundi architect Jolyon Robinson said the brief for the award winning Whyatt House in Doonan was pretty broad. “Aaron and Libby told me they were after a long term family house that could withstand three growing kids.” “It had to be robust – but they didn’t want lavish,” he said. Jolyon explained it was through initial discussions that he and the Whyatt’s found a mutual admiration for Australian bush architecture – particularly old wool sheds. Both Aaron and Libby come from country Queensland and have a real love for the bush.

The building consists of two wings, one for sleeping, the other for living, that marry together effortlessly. Large sliding doors and eaves, as well as the use of louvers and operable windows, keep the building cool and opens up the house to let the stunning bush setting in. The bespoke clear perspex wall that lifts up, creating an awning over a generous daybed, is ingenious and used daily by the family. Materials are tactile and big; smooth slabs of solid concrete, long timber benches, strips of window running from ceiling to floor, all allow the building to flow beautifully but also create wonderful, crisp angles.

tiles, clawed bath and pick handles from the Yandina market, soften the strong structure and offer a bridge between modern and colonial bush architecture.

The addition of salvaged pieces found by Libby, that Jolyon and builder Duncan Squires have incorporated into the house’s interior; french doors with coloured glass panels, antique

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Operating Wednesday Markets for Our Community

Giving our local hospice a helping hand EDCA Secretary/Treasurer Lainie Adams (left) and Market Convenor Louis Formosa (Centre) presenting a donation of $250 for the recent Katie Rose Long Lunch fundraiser to the Chair of Eumundi Rotary Les Godwin. Lainie said, "It is a wonderful thing to have a palliative care service in our local area of Doonan and EDCA is pleased to again support the fundraiser for Katie Rose which provides a complimentary service for terminally ill guests in a relaxed, country setting much appreciated by guests and their families." Chair of Eumundi Rotary Les Godwin expressed his appreciation for the donation saying that the lunch had been an outstanding event for fun, fine food and fundraising. For the new Rotary Club, organising the luncheon was their first major project in Eumundi. Les expressed his thanks and commented, "There were 300 people present in the markets area transformed into a luncheon venue. Ticket sales were strong but donations such as EDCA's $250 allowed for a donation to Katie Rose hospice to exceed all expectations at $13,700."

EDCA stall holders at your service on the terraces opposite Eumundi Post Office on Wednesdays. Thursday 17 April 2014

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Schools and Community Kids

Easter bonnet parade at ESS Eumundi State School children in classes prep to year three celebrated Easter recently with the annual bonnet parade. The kids had a great time showing off the decorative hats they had made especially. Some children spent hours creating milliner masterpieces. Each class paraded and danced around the hall then stood on stage for a photo finish captured by the paparazzi parents. Turn to page 22 for more Easter portraits.

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Markets Dolly art make over Kait Manchip Attention Eumundi Kids! If you are thinking of coming to the Australian Body Art Carnivale from 3 - 4 May you can start planning what you might make at the All Dolled Up craft workshop! It has been popular for boys and girls and this is the third year we're running it. This year the theme is Dreams and Nightmares - so you can pick either - or incorporate both into one doll. You choose a recycled doll (like Barbie/Ken) then make your creation using paint, glue and any interesting bits of nature or manmade - anything - so start collecting bits to bring now. Maybe a broken electrical motor, lids of bottles, broken toys anything goes. You can find inspiration on the day, by looking at what the artists are painting on the larger (real people) models and build your own creation.

You can also bring a doll you made in advance, or a doll to finish off. If you have extra broken toys or dolls at home, bring them to recycle and share with everyone else. There will be several prizes, awarded on Sunday afternoon. Cost is $7 with a doll provided or $5 BYO own doll. Dolls can be collected to take home after the prize giving. See you there!

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Exciting new after party planned for Body Art fest

Excitement is building for the Australian Body Art Carnivale, with the announcement of the Saturday night event Sleepwalkers – the After Party. The event will kick off in Eumundi’s School of the Arts on Memorial Drive from 5pm, immediately following the Carnivale’s Saturday parades of the Airbrush and Brush & Sponge full body art competitions. It will be a unique opportunity to celebrate along with artists, models and art lovers. Event Manager Danielle Taylor said, “The excitement will be fever pitch after an amazing showcase by some of the best body artists in the business, and

that energy will continue into the night at the Sleepwalkers event.” “While models are likely to 'dressed' in their body art from the day, other guests are encouraged to get into the mood too by getting into fancy dressing to the theme of Dreams and Nightmares,” Danielle said. DJ Dave Daly will be keeping the grooves flowing throughout the night, with a licensed bar and food available. Limited tickets are only $5 available from www. prior to the Carnivale, or $10 at the door if not sold out prior. or AustralianBodyArtCarnivale





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Why sing? Amanda Cole from many cultures and many ages gives us a connection to the world that is hard to find in any other activity. Training our minds on beauty helps to manifest still more beauty into our lives.

“Oh, so you are an opera singer?” people say to me. But opera is just one of the things I sing, as there is so much more to classical singing than opera. There is chamber music, sacred music, early music, art song and folk song, just to name a few genres. I see myself as more of a recitalist, oratorio singer and chamber musician than a singer of grand romantic nineteenth century opera. In my preferred genres the voice and instruments are more intimate. Technically and dramatically the challenges are just as great, though different, while musically the challenges and rewards are often greater. I am a classical singer because I need variety and beauty in my life, and am fascinated by European languages, history and drama. While I love some of the twentieth century’s greatest hits in the realms of music theatre, jazz and popular music, I never want to be stuck singing music from only one period, one genre, one culture or one century. Bel canto, which means beautiful singing in Italian and refers to the classically trained voice and its repertoire, embraces the classical ideal of beauty. Singing beautiful music

Classical singing is a way of engaging your whole self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is an act of supreme coordination. It is a sensual experience. It can also be a sacred, revelatory, emotional or healing experience. It allows us to resonate at frequencies often neglected in everyday speech, and these frequencies are energising. Training our breathing is a discipline common to many mind-body practices, such as yoga and meditation, but with singing we get to entertain ourselves with words and music as well. Learning to sing is at once one of the easiest and one of the most difficult things to do. There is always, always room for improvement and there is also always something enjoyable and enlightening about small increments in our progress. Classical singing is also a great monitor. It can serve as an incredibly sensitive tool for selfobservation. Observing how we do what we do is an integral part of learning to sing. There is no hiding when it comes to singing. Our voices in song reflect what is going on with us internally at a variety of levels. If we make a change in our thinking or a very small change in our habitual patterns of movement, our voices reflect that. We can learn extraordinary things about ourselves and our world by learning the discipline and joy of singing.

The program designed for young artists aged six to 12, at Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, is created to further enrich primary school visual art lessons. Children will explore contemporary approaches using hyperclay and storytelling through art and photography. The kids will produce two fully resolved artworks; the first a fired and painted clay piece, the

second involves creating a story, designing and making props for a photography scene. Children will display their artworks in a mini exhibition and will be presented with a certificate at the end of the course. Running from 1 May until 19 June, every Thursday afternoon for eight weeks, the cost is $96 per child ($12 a class) with a sibling discount available. 5329 6145

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A group of local crafters met at Nest to make nests for Easter with Anne Harris of Annie's Workroom recently. Nest is available for hire, drop in and see Elfie if you are keen.

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Theatre and Books Indee Theatre John Burls

Doing grand things in small places Judith Pattison We don’t have many rules in the Eumundi book club: Read the book! Read the book! We try to challenge ourselves by selecting from a range of genres including nonfiction and even poetry. Until recently we hadn’t read anything written by a local writer. We were given the perfect opportunity when archaeologist and historian, Judy Powell, joined the group. She is the author of the biography Love’s Obsession: The Lives and Archaeology of Jim and Eve Stewart (2013).

Judy Glen

With a PhD in classical archaeology, she knows this subject well. The title phrase “Lives and Archaeology of Jim and Eve Stewart” defines the

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International star Judy Glen will headline this year’s Mother’s Day Super Concert at The Indee - a super-star for a super concert. Judy, whose fabulous career has spanned the world, is a one woman entertainment dynamo. She is unique - an actress, comedienne and operatic soprano. She’s a one-person, high-powered entertainment unit. Beginning her career with tours of America, the UK, Spain, Singapore, New Zealand and included five national tours around Australia, Judy also appeared as the lead in many major musicals such as The Sound of Music, HMS Pinafore opposite Yes Minister’s Paul Eddington, Man of La Mancha and Big Sister and also shared the stage with Ben Elton at the Aberdeen Comedy Festival. The first half of the Super Concert will include acts such as The Fantasia Hippos, Sunshine Coast’s Pam Ayers, Ruth Watson, and noted violinist Iain MacLean. Also the wonderful voice of Calyce Bennetts the

man of musicals, as well as Barrie Woods and Eddie Ellis channelling Stanley Holloway. This will be a standout show so make sure of your family’s seats by booking early. The Indee has pegged the Mothers Day prices and tickets are still $20 and $18 concessions. or 5472 8200. One of the highlights of The Indee’s 20th Birthday program will certainly be The Vicar of Dibley Live, due to open on Friday 30 May for two weekends. Sessions are already filling so don’t leave it until the last minute to reserve seats. The strong cast features Sandy Luscombe, Eddie Ellis, Bill Hastings, Ruth Montgomery, Richard Luscombe and Greg Plemming - inarguably the fun show of the year. This Vicar of Dibley Live performance supports Comic Relief. The script is by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer and Tiger Aspect Productions. Tickets $25, concessions $22, matinees $18.

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book’s themes succinctly: it traces the development of archaeology at a critical period in its development through the lives of its subjects Jim and Eve Stewart. It also provides insights into the emerging Australian identity over that period. I asked Judy what her reflections were now the book was finished: “The research made me ponder a couple of things: so many of the people involved in this story - Jim Stewart (who taught at Sydney Uni yet lived on sheep station outside Bathurst), Eve Stewart (who spent the second half of her life in the Blue Mountains township of Wentworth Falls), the archaeologist Laila Haglund (who introduced me to the story - and lives at Rathdowney) - didn't live in cities, but in regional Australia. As do I! It made me realise that, despite the attractions of cities, you

don't have to live in one to achieve things. I also thought about the image I had of Eve - in old age, living alone and almost blind, taking her dog for walks in the bush, making jam in her chaotic kitchen. How many people who lived in Wentworth Falls - who may have seen her every now and then - would have realised the life she had lived, the places she'd been, and the work she continued to do well into old age? Who would have guessed that after walking in the bush collecting firewood, she would go home to continue her correspondence with museum curators and archaeologists from all over the world? I think of the people we pass in the street, the people we never give much thought to. None of us knows their life story and we should take care not to jump to conclusions.”

Eumundi’s self-published bookshop Australian Writers Rock is a Eumundi bookshop running from the Original Eumundi Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the CWA Hall, that specialises in self-published Austrailan authors. They have book listings and book reviews in all categories and genres and regularly run author events. Last Saturday ABC Radio's Mary-Lou Stephens was there for a chat about her book Sex Drugs and Meditation. Thursday 17 April 2014

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Food Stop and eat the flowers Leisl Doery It is easy to get caught in the rush of life, worrying about how you are going to pay your bills, mortgage, school fees, car maintenance, the latest must have gadgets, etc, etc. Bolting awake in the morning to an alarm, rushing around and seeing the day and night disappearing before your

eyes… When is it, that we stop, slow down, connecting with people crossing your path? My son has been an amazing blessing in my life, teaching me every day (because I need that every day reminder) to slow down, look around you, make the time to notice the little things; a new flower bursting

into colour in your garden, the army of ants working together to devour the remains of some beetle, or the yellow breasted robin darting through the trees, things that we often miss when rushing forth head down. So I say STOP! Smell the flowers – why not even eat them!

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• 4 cups packed Nasturtium leaves

Place nuts and garlic in blender and blitz until well broken, add in leaves, herbs and flowers and blend until desired consistency. Add in cheeses and give a quick blend. Remove and add olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. The leaves can have a very strong “bite” like rocket, so if you want to tone it down, halve the leaves and replace with another herb like basil or parsley.

• 2 cups Nasturtium flowers • 1 ½ cups olive oil • 4 cloves garlic • 1 – 1 ½ cups walnuts • ¾ cup parmesan • ¾ cup feta • Lemon juice • Salt and pepper to taste

Mustard oils found in leaves have active antibiotic, anti fungal, antiviral, anti-bacterial properties and the leaves are rich in iron and vitamin C.

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• green leaves • 100g green beans • ½ red onion • 2 cucumbers • 2 tblsp plain yoghurt • 1 clove garlic, finely minced • Salt and pepper to taste • 2 tsp dill, finely chopped • 2 tsp mint, finely chopped • borage flowers

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Health Tips for Parents - How to help kids have a positive experience at the dentist Sarah Rose, Dentist Dental anxiety affects one in seven people. This fear normally stems from negative experiences in childhood. Luckily there are plenty of things that you can do that can help your child beat this. Here are three simple tips: 1. Put on a brave face Children are very cognitive. They pick up on other people’s

anxiety and this can result in a negative experience in the dental chair. If you can remain upbeat and confident, focussing on the positive outcomes of going to the dentist, this can help with your child’s anxiety. 2. Build a good rapport Let’s face it. Some people just aren’t good with kids. Find a dentist that has experience

working with children. It may take a few visits before your child is comfortable and will sit in the chair. A good dentist will be patient and understanding. 3. Avoid making the dentist out to be the “bad guy” Although sometimes it is very tempting to say to your child, “If you don’t brush your teeth, the dentist will have to rip all your

teeth out,” this casts dentists in a negative light and can aid in your child’s fear. Regular visits to the dentist with a positive outcome will help ensure your child will overcome their fears and start enjoying the experience. This will lead to a happy, healthy smile.

The advantages of being vegan Anne-Marie Dineen, Naturopath My passion is to inspire others to understand the vegan ideal to create a more peaceful and healthy world. Many vegans do feel passionately about animal rights, but a vegan diet and lifestyle goes beyond ethics. It is also about nutrition and health. Following a balanced, vegan diet full of foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, and soy products, ensures a host of health benefits. I attribute my own recovery from stage four cancer to my adoption

of a vegan diet. A short time after adopting a vegan diet my asthma and arthritis also disappeared and I found my brain improved with better memory and response time. Veganism has also given me a higher level of awareness and spirituality. As I approach my 60th year I feel healthier now than I did 20 years ago. As a Naturopath I have had the remarkable privilege of witnessing the wonderful physical benefits in my patients. Classes held at the Happy Heart Café, Eumundi, 5484 7354.

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Health and Lifestyle Nurses learning to care Sonya Maley Since the ‘80s much discussion has taken place on how we go about training our nurses. The old adage; "beds, bums and backs", brings back, at least for some of us, memories from our first year or two of training, of fire breathing matrons with booming terrifying voices standing over us as we quivered in our white shoes , starched uniforms and little caps, but …we soon knew how to make a lot of beds quickly. Thankfully, things have changed since those older times and nurse training has evolved somewhat. These days, Assistants in Nursing (AINs) are often the ones making beds as well as taking care of general duties on hospital wards, care facilities and in the community. To become an Assistant in Nursing (AIN), you must first undertake training and vocational placement before you can become employed. There are now numerous training courses being offered, but for those new to the game, it can be a daunting task choosing the right one. A Certificate III in Aged

care, Disability or Home and Community Care (HACC) are entry level qualifications required to gain employment as an AIN. Have a good think about where you want to work before choosing your course, for example, if you’ve studied HACC you may not be able to work in a residential aged care home. What seems to be the most flexible and popular, offering the broadest employment opportunities is the Aged Care Certificate III Course. The QLD government provides funding to eligible Australian citizens www. investing-in-skills/certificate3/ students, which can save you big dollars. The Aged Care sector is predicted to be one of the biggest growth industries in Australia in the next 10 years. Here on the Coast we have a lot of retirement villages and aged care facilities so there are plenty of options for work. As more people enter this industry however, the competition for jobs increases, so it’s important to give yourself

the best shot at success when choosing who you train with.

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4. Ask the training provider about their trainers. How many years have they worked in the industry? What level of qualification do they hold? You can get caught with a trainer simply reading from long boring power point presentations without any true depth of knowledge or experience. These trainers might have only recently become qualified themselves and, compared to other trainers out there with many years of experience and passion, they might fall well short.

1. Ask whether vocational placement is organised for you. This is usually around 100 hours of unpaid work in a facility such as an Aged Care residential home that needs to be completed as part of your course. Not every training provider offers this and you can get caught out with nowhere to go. 2. Ask whether your trainer provides support visits to you whilst on vocational placement. Some training organisations rely on unfamiliar ward staff, already so busy with normal duties, to assess your on the job competencies and they may not have time for you.

An AIN qualification can be attained within a relatively short period of time and if you have a real interest and desire to work with and care for older people, this work can certainly be most rewarding and often leads to furthering of careers in the sector. Just make sure to give yourself as good a start as possible by choosing the right training provider. They are not all the same.

3. Be wary of what appears to be work guarantees on completion of your training. It is highly advisable to check who these prospective “employers” are. Here on the Sunshine Coast, Aged Care facilities are by far the largest employers of

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Environment and Outdoors Life on a better ridge - seed bombing Claudette Betterridge

We have the school holidays off to a “flying” start here on the ridge. In order to continue our planting schedule and provide the kids with yet another reason to be outdoors we planned a seed bombing mission on a newly renovated garden bed. We threw together a mix of cow-pea, jap millet, lucerne and sunflower seeds and soaked these for about half an hour in a mix of buttermilk and molasses. Soaking your seeds before planting activates them, making them more likely

to germinate and sprout once in the soil. Using liquid that is nutrient-dense (and preferably fermented) provides the plants with a super boost and is a great start to life. Other things you could use to soak your seeds in include the liquid from kefir, kimchee or sauerkraut, the whey that forms on the top of your natural yoghurt or some kombucha tea. Failing any of that, you can just leave a little milk at room temperature until it sours and use that. Once the seeds are plump you know they are ready for planting. If you intend to raise your seeds in the traditional manner they can be planted into seed raising mix or fine compost or dug straight into their growing location. For this adventure though we gathered some potting mix and sticky clay and added it to the soaking seeds. An activity in itself,

great fun was had kneading the ingredients together then rolling them in to palm sized balls. These were then placed in the sun to dry off a little. The clay allows the bombs to stick when thrown and the soil provides the growing medium for the seeds to develop their roots and make their way into the underlying

ground. Launch time was a mix of gardening and playful warfare and kept the kids occupied for ages. Although more often associated with guerrilla gardening, our seed bombs proved an effective method for both sowing a cover crop and keeping the kids occupied during the school holidays.

Restoration of Weyba bushland underway The Weyba Creek Bushcare Group, supported by Noosa Council, Noosa Landcare and the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association, held its first of 15 working bees to be held over the next 18 months, to manually remove and chemically treat a range of weeds from bushland around Weyba Creek and Weyba Esplanade. Noosa Bushland Care Coordinator Wendy May was really impressed by the turn-out of keen locals who spent the day getting their hands dirty.

providing support to grassroots environmental projects with $12 million available over three rounds concluding in 2015. Under the first two rounds 157 projects have been approved, receiving a total of $6.4 million. Across the state so far, the program has resulted in more than: • 62,000 tree plantings; • 53,600 hectares being weeded, revegetated or rehabilitated; • 35,700 kilograms of rubbish removed (equivalent to almost 370 wheelie bins);

It is expected that around 90 cubic metres of weeds will be removed or treated. To improve the health of the riparian bushland, around 450 native trees endemic to the region, will be planted over the course of the project.

• 7,150 volunteers engaged.

Member for Noosa, Mr Glen Elmes said, “I know the people of Noosa take great pride in the natural environment and I encourage everyone who can spare an hour or two to get involved.”

Horticultural Therapy Program

Those interested in helping should contact Wendy May on 0419 377 423.

Horticultural Therapy is a process of using plants and garden related activities to promote the wellbeing of people’s minds, body and spirit. The first of its kind on the Coast, the course will benefit people recovering from stroke and heart disease, early stage

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Round Three of the Everyone’s Environment grants program will open in mid-2014. www.ehp.

Cooroy’s Cath Manuel, of Soil to Supper, is hosting the Sowing Serenity Horticultural Therapy Program at the Noosa Day Respite Centre, Wallace Park, Noosaville.

dementia, physical and intellectual disabilities, partially sighted and wheelchair bound. The weekly Wednesday sessions from 9.30 11.30am, will include seed sowing, vertical gardens, container growing, sensory and therapeutic plants, plus harvesting fresh produce. The $5 a session will assist in covering costs for morning tea and equipment. For bookings 5329 6175 or Thursday 17 April 2014

12/04/2014 8:12:38 PM

Nature Notes Buff-footed Antechinus Kon Hepers

The gecko population at our place is being rapidly depleted. Every evening, for about three weeks, almost always between 6-6.30pm, a little furry creature raced past the sliding door to our back veranda. We only ever caught a glimpse but could tell it was much too fast for a mouse, had a more pointed head and shorter tail. It was almost certainly an antechinus. We have had experience with antechinus nesting in our place before and definitely did not want a repeat of the mess made by these little invaders in the linen cupboard, various wardrobes, under the bed and elsewhere. We also knew that in this area there were two species of antechinus – the Subtropical Antechinus Antechinus subtropicus, (split out from the Brown Antechinus in 2010) and the Yellow-footed Antechinus A. flavipes - the more common of the two. Which one were we looking at? It is illegal to set traps for native wildlife and we did not want to spend a few hundred dollars on a motionsensing camera, thinking the animal was far too speedy to yield a photograph clear enough for identification. Then we had a lucky break – almost very unlucky. We make sure that we never leave pots or buckets of water standing around, especially at night since we have drowned a beautiful gecko and numerous insects. This time we had left a bucket containing maybe four centimetres of water in the laundry sink. Just before “lights out” we noticed a little animal submerged in the water but able to breathe by using its long, whiskered nose as a snorkel. We fished it out and placed it in an empty aquarium for observation to Thursday 17 April 2014

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ensure it was OK before release. It was also a perfect but difficult photo opportunity. The tiny antechinus was more interested in getting away. At first we said Yellow-footed Antechinus, but something didn’t quite fit – maybe the feet and lower fur were not yellow enough. We had just read that in Brisbane a new species of antechinus had been described and classified as recently as 2012. Could they be up here as well? We sent images to a number of professionals and had a response from Queensland Museum definitely identifying our “catch” as a juvenile Buff-footed Antechinus, Antechinus mysticus.

a rudimentary pouch certainly not capable of accommodating a brood of up to a dozen young and probably drag the babies along attached to their nipples. Small as they are, antechinus are ferocious carnivores: the main diet is arthropods but they are quite capable of running down small reptiles – even mice.

We still see the little Buff-footed Antechinus every evening and note that it is starting to take liberties besides polluting our garage shelves. When our sliding door is open it does not flash past but stops, pokes its long nose in, looks both ways and continues on. A few nights ago it sat on the door mat beside our dog. We hope it goes away soon (we are sick of cleaning up after it) and finds a nice hollow log in the bush somewhere.

We wondered why it always ran past our door until we opened the cupboard in the garage where we store the camping gear, tools etc. Every shelf was covered in droppings – not those easily swept-away ones that mice and rats leave, but long sticky ones that need to be scrubbed and washed off. We were almost sorry we had let it go! It is impossible to stop them coming into your house if they decide to be there. Antechinus are small members of the Dasyurid family which also includes quolls and Tasmanian devils along with all the other basically carnivorous marsupials. They are mouse-sized but have a pointy snout, daggy ears and a tail just short of their body length (mice have slim, tapering tails longer than their bodies). They breed once a year in spring/summer and males expend so much energy in the process that after the mating frenzy they all die of stress related conditions. Females have


12/04/2014 8:12:39 PM

Gardening Frosts? What in Queenland?! Matt Popplewell

Frost damage to our gardens across Australia can be a prevalent issue. Often what are considered "frost free" areas can experience frosts and loss of our beloved plants. It would seem inconceivable that a frost could hit coastal areas of Southern Queensland but it has happened and it seems the global climatic madness is likely to continue. Frosts can hammer fruit and veggies and can lead to mushy fruits and buds, and later blackened or browned off leaves, stems or of course plant loss. The first frosts of autumn can be the worst because the plants are not hardened to it and the last of the summer crops still await harvesting. In spring, new plantings can be wiped out by a late frost. Location and local topography have a significant influence on the incidence of frost. For example, the presence of a large body of water such as the sea or a lake will act as a heat-bank, so coastal areas we assume would rarely experience frosts. The same applies for heat-banks like tarred roads and large buildings prevalent in cities. Cold air tends to sink, so it will flow down into low areas like valleys and stream-sides. Evergreen trees can act as a protective blanket; and higher up, clouds do the same. Slopes are less prone to frosts as the cold air is moving downhill, rather than settling; but an embankment of vegetation, sleepers or stone can slow the flow and pool cold air. Once frost itself and its conditions of occurrence are understood, it becomes easier to predict and prepare for frosts. Conditions for rapid heat-loss include cloudless, still nights where the temperature drops close to freezing. Often, wind can reduce the occurrence of frost as it keeps the air moving and mixing, preventing formation of cold-sinks and inversion layers.


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So, the ideal indicators of a potential frost are often cold, clear, still, starry nights. Prevention can be simple techniques that rely on a sound understanding of a plant’s physiology. Fertilising for example towards the end of summer is best reduced, as fresh new growth is more susceptible than older tougher leaves to the perils of frost damage. It’s often a good idea to resist the urge to prune dead or scruffy leaves as these, like mulch, will help protect the core of the plant from the cold. Planting in location is well worth the effort in the long-term, favour frost-hardy varieties, and place the more tender plants near heat-banks such as rocks or walls, or on slopes in the garden, so that the cold air cannot pool around them. With winter approaching fast and my tropical illusions firmly put to bed on my first night in QLD, it’s time to think thick duvets for our more tender garden gems.

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Growing and cooking with tropical vegetables Seed and planting material for students to take home. Every Wednesday from 30 April, 9.30 - 2.30pm for 10 weeks. $260 and can be paid in instalments. Black Mountain & Cooroy. Four units of a Certificate ll in Horticulture.

Sourdough Bread and Lactic Fermentation Workshop Also learn how to make sauerkraut, kimchie, fermented fruit paste and fruit wine. 3 May, 9.30- 4pm. $95 Cooroy.

$15,000 first prize - Eumundi Sculpture Prize! The inaugural 'Experience Eumundi' Eumundi Sculpture Prize will be awarded to a sculptor to create an outstanding public art piece to be installed later this year in a prominent public place in town. The grand unveiling will be celebrated at the first of the Eumundi Night Markets in December. As an annual prize, this will be an added attraction to arts lovers far and wide who will flock into town to view and experience the growing numbers of sculptures on public display. This year's theme pays homage to a foundation industry for Eumundi and the surrounding district - The Timber Industry. Further information available soon at or you can email or, Facebook

Towards a 7 Day Eumundi experience With our world renowned markets forming a powerful base, ECCO will be working with the community and businesses to ensure that we truly offer a "7 Day" visitor experience that complements and adds to Eumundi's existing foundation of arts, music, dining, shopping and heritage with added attractions such as clean and green produce, adventure travel experiences and a new focus on corporate team W W W.E XPERIENCEEUMUNDI.COM. AU building and special Markets Music Food Fashion Art Adventure Heritage events. ECCO's new general manager Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher hopes to meet many fellow Eumundi-ites in coming weeks to pull together those "golden threads" running through Eumundi - as we strive to develop a broad and sustainable visitor experience. Love to hear your thoughts... please email: Photos: Body art pic by LisaSista Photography. John Steel Singers - Eumundi Live pic by Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher. Other pics by Sebastin Cooper, Richard Locke, Matt Blak

It was a shock for us all when we landed on these shores from Auckland. It was August and we had little but the shirts on our backs. Not a problem of course as we had just arrived in the tropics right? Wrong, it was 5˚C and after one sleepless night in our new furniture-less house, it was off to Target for a superthick duvet.

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Lucky Market Parking Winner for March Eumundi Green editor Sacha draws the lucky ticket for our market parking customers in March. Our winner is Noosaville resident Rosey Edwards, who won a voucher for $50 at the Original Eumundi Markets!

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This year’s Easter bonnet parade at Eumundi State School, Leo Wiley, Eumundi

Eumundi portrait photo assignment The current Eumundi Green photographic assignment, Eumundi’s portraits, is about capturing hinterland people in their local surrounds. It could be a photo – or a collection of photos - of your neighbours over the fence, market stallies, farmers, people at work, people waiting, shopping, thinking – even portraits of pets or cows, or teachers - whatever inspires you! Please send through your pics with a caption too; telling readers who, where, what. Send your photos to

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Eumundi Abroad Pengari Steiner School Year 11 trip to Cambodia Faith Thurnwald

It was the first day in the village, in Cambodia and we were all standing under the hot sun and Han our camp leader was telling us about his plans for improving the local community. “Healthy soil, healthy tree, healthy food, healthy people, healthy community…Yes!” Han said. Our purpose of coming to Cambodia was to come to the rural village and help out the community. It had taken over a year of fundraising, but we finally got enough money for two weeks in Cambodia. Before we came to the village we had a week exploring in Phnom Penh the capital city and Siem Reap where Angkor Wat is. We visited the temples, the Killing Fields, the markets and the palace but for me the 6 days we spent in the village was the most important. We had the opportunity to work alongside the Cambodian people and give them a helping

hand. My class was working on two projects while we were there, we laid the foundations of a building at the local school for the teachers to sleep in because before that they had no home and had to sleep in the class rooms. We also worked in the garden to help Han put his plan into action, which was to start growing food naturally, so he could teach the people in the community to do so as well. We built a fence, made a compost and collected "delicious" cow manure from a big open field, where Han joked about land mines.

it, the word was hymn. It was an amazing experience, I got to see how the Third World countries live, I saw beggars, I saw a whole family of six on just one motorbike and I even ate a spiders leg! When I came home I accidently said “O’kun” to a waiter, which means “thankyou” in the Cambodian language (Khmer).

I was one of the lucky four students who got to go to the school and teach English. The class was surprisingly good at English, one of the kids gave me and my classmate Jakob a hangman word in English, which we couldn’t answer! It was our own language and we didn’t get

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1 Solitaire Street, Doonan SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION

375 Duke Road, Doonan SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER







SO 34 Glenrowan Close, Kulangoor

381 Duke Road, Doonan SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER

Auctioneer joins Hinternoosa team Long term real estate identity David Crerar has joined Hinternoosa’s sales team. David has a long association with Hinternoosa, having conducted many auctions for the team over the last 8 years. David says current market conditions support the auction process, producing 100% clearance rate in the first quarter of 2014. Hinternoosa conducted 5 auction campaigns in the Doonan and Eumundi hinterland recently with 2 properties sold prior to auction and 3 sold under the hammer! Kess and David are currently focusing on the Doonan and Eumundi areas in an endeavour to secure quality listings for the growing number of qualified buyers.

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Eumundi Green issue 193 - 17 April 2014  

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