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Issue 199 – Thursday 10 July 2014

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

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Community Diary Wednesday 9 July Eumundi World Cinema 6.45pm School of Arts Memorial Dr

We are now past the halfway mark for 2014 and winter has well and truly hit the hinterland. Working at home now means wearing fingerless gloves with a heater stowed under the desk. OK, it’s not as cold as it is down south of the border, but here in the hills we get misty mornings and chilly nights worthy of roast dinners, warm puddings, crackling fires and glowing candles.

This time of year is busy for our B&Bs and certainly makes for some evocative vistas - thanks to those readers who have sent in stunning Magic Hinterland photographs. You’ll find lots of wonderful content in this issue to warm your soul and nourish your heart. I envision you all snuggling up in the afternoon sunshine with a steaming cuppa to read this issue of the Green! Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren editor@eumundigreen.com.au

Wednesday 9 July School Hol activities 8am Original Eumundi Markets 5442 7106 Saturday 12 July School Hol activities 8am Original Eumundi Markets 5442 7106

 Clive Palmer is donating part of his salary to Eumundi Markets!  Van Aid suffered due to the rain.  Papa Costas is up for sale.  The Eumundi Kenilworth Rd had yet another car accident recently.  Eumundi Live pulled its biggest crowd yet.  Memorial Dr is getting a lolly shop from Eumundi Square markets.  Eumundi’s very own pop-up drive in will be kicking off in August.  We need to use empty shops for pop-up galleries – free of charge.  Snakes and marsupials are heading into houses to find a warm spot.  It’s a shame we can’t get a park playground in Eumundi like Kenilworth’s.  Karen from 4562 Eumundi Online Mag spells her last name Bracher, not Brayshaw The wrong councillor In the last Eumundi Green [issue 198] the councillor column on page four was attributed to Cr Stephen Robinson instead of Cr Greg Rogerson. Huge apologies to both for getting our councillors crossed.

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Saturday 12 July Verrierdale Full Moon Dance 7pm-12am Verrierdale Hall Verrierdale Rd Monday 14 July State school term three starts Monday 14 July EDCA meeting 7pm Joe’s Waterhole Gaming Lounge 0431 685 063 Tuesday 15 July Eumundi P&C meeting 7pm Eumundi State School 0407 139 836 Tuesday 15 July Eumundi CWA meeting 10am CWA community hall 5441 3226 Friday 25 July Comedy and Consomme Opening night 6.30pm dinner and a show Indee Theatre, Memorial Dr 5472 8200

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

Leo Wiles Feature writer

Nathan Woodcock Computer notes

Nic Makim Food

Donna Thordarson Food

John Burls Indee theatre

Doug Gemmell Ignite English

Bridgett Bygott Dancing for kids

Helen Hepburn Wildlife update

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

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Published by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd ● ACN 133 941 278 ● www.eumundicco.com.au For advertising rates and requirements please go to www.eumundigreen.com.au or phone 0400 707 778. Accounts: accounts@eumundicco.com.au or phone 0429 032 271. 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 4250 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. www.australianpaper.com.au 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 Pop up antiques on Memorial Debra Palmen and her feline friends of Continuum Antiques are back on Memorial Dr this July in a pop-up shop. It’s great to see her French and English market finds filling a window again after a year since her last shop. Since then she’s been selling wholesale online and at antique markets. Debra said, “I’ve been thinking about a Pop Up for a while, and in the last fortnight

I imported 600kg of primarily French antiques, so the timing couldn’t be better.” Debra said she is still heavily focused on vintage French kitchenware and furniture that you can’t usually find elsewhere in Australia – especially at wholesale prices direct to locals.

Computer Notes Nathan Woodcock Lots of people are looking at buying a Mac instead of a PC these days but one of the things that can put people off is they may not be able to get a Mac version of software they need to use on their PC or they may have spent a lot of money on PC software like MYOB and don’t want to have to buy another version for the Mac. Did you know you can run all your Windows software on your Mac? Inexpensive software called Parallels (around $80 or so) lets you run Windows operating systems on your Mac computer. You can even use it to convert your PC into a virtualised PC, which then means you can actually run your entire Windows PC in a window on your Mac computer without having to keep your actual PC. This is a great way to transition to Mac as you have full access in real time to both Mac and Windows systems and desktops at the same time. For MYOB or Quickbooks users, or users of other specialised software not available for a Mac, this can mean you can move over to the Apple universe (or “the dark side” as us Microsoft world techies call it) without any pain.

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Eumundi home to fairies The Fairy Toadstool has been kept very busy lately with weekends filled with fairy parties. Owner Becky shared that the parties are a lovely opportunity to create


a magic fairyland filled with fairy dust, bubbles and pink tea on a little person’s special day. “What I love about the parties is watching the children transported into this beautiful world of make believe and to leave everyone with a special memory of the day,” Becky said. Becky started her home based Eumundi business in 2009,

wanting to create an online quality, children’s fairy store with a difference. “The online store in the beginning did ok, but now I am finding people are still wanting the hands on shopping experience,” Beck said. She’s planning to open a Fairy Grotto soon so that people have a real fairy hands on experience. www.fairiestoadstool.com.au



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Upcoming workshops and events:

Vintage Quilt and fabric trunk show featuring “A Piece of Cloth”, www.apieceofcloth.com.au. Early bird viewing Fri 17 July, limited tickets $10, pre-purchase required; public viewing Sat 18 July.

After a tremendous year with huge client referrals, Penny has taken on Rachel Sellman, as a full time selling assistant. Rachel, a previous resident of Doonan, is married to a landscape gardener, and appreciates country life. “As a team we’re going to offer unprecedented client service as well as experience” If you’re about to sell up and move, please contact us.

M: 0400 404 213

Self-worth workshops by Inspirational Sanctuary’s Siona Howard - August (dates to be confirmed) www.inspirationalsanctuary.com.au Room hire options available for small workshops - please enquire if you would like to hold a workshop at Nest

FOR FURTHER DETAILS: www.facebook.com/NESTatTheOldBakery.Eumundi. Join our mailing list nesteumundi@gmail.com. Pop into the store 3/101 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, or phone 0404933622 and leave a message



Thursday 10 July 2014

Business and Community News The Green celebrates 200! Photos thanks to Leo Wiles

Eumundi Green recently had the opportunity to celebrate its impending 200th issue with a crowd of about 60 locals and volunteers at the School of Arts. Along with an exhibition of some of our favourite cover photographs, General Manager Anthony WynneHoelscher revealed the new look cover for the Green. Graphic designer Lil Staff has been working hard developing a fresh design style through our beloved community magazine and updated our tired website as well. All will be revealed next issue!

The Eumundi Green team (from left); printer Steve Hall of Sunprint, graphic designer Lil Staff, Publisher Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher, Editor Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren, Distribution manager Richard Thurbon, Accounts manager Diane Howard and ECCO manager Kerrie-Bryant-Adams.

Editor Sacha with a sneak peak of the new logo.

Anthony reveals the Green’s new look.

The Eumundi Experience keeps getting better Along with celebrating Eumundi Green’s milestone, the Experience Eumundi team and ECCO board updated the community about future projects such as: The Eumundi Sculpture Prize; RV facility and bush ballad night; $1-a-month market parking for locals; and the Rewards Card for shopping locally.

Diane from ECCO accounts with the new community parking sticker.

Trent Harvison from Starry Nights Outdoor Movies announced his pop-up Drive-in, coming to Eumundi in August.

Kerrie organised a very professional, intimate event.

Palmer shares pay with Eumundi Federal Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer recently announced he would be giving away his parliamentary salary to community groups in his constituency. Mr Palmer said in a recent statement, “These donations will allow organisations to further their commitment to their members and those they support as well as assist them in making improvements to their facilities, buy new uniforms or equipment - and even pay the bills if necessary.” Leslie Grace from Mr Palmer’s electorate office was given the task of choosing the recipients and allocating donations between $200 and $1500. 4562 groups included: Original Eumundi Markets; Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitors Centre; Eumundi Live; and the Eumundi Showgrounds. Leslie said she found the worthy groups on the Sunshine Coast Council website and saw the donations as, “a scattering of fairy dust.”



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Community News Yes 2014/15 rates are lower in Noosa Johanne Wright One of the most important outcomes of the meetings in June has been the number of questions being asked about a boundary change. The first question raised at a meeting held in Eumundi on 17June was, “what are the rates going to be for Noosa Council?” Similarly, letter writers have asked “will our rates be lower in Noosa or the Sunshine Coast?” Now it is possible to answer these questions as both Councils have released their budgets for 2014/15.Those of us who read the Sunshine Coast Daily will have been confronted by the following headlines, “Coast to cop highest rate rise in South East Qld” and “Noosa survives ‘divorce’ without a rates rise.”

There is very sobering news for all of us who live in the Sunshine Coast Council area. Firstly, a comparison of all the major SE Qld councils shows that the Sunshine Coast has the highest percentage rate rise of all – 5 per cent. Compare this with 4.5 per cent for the Gold Coast; 4.4 per cent for Ipswich; 3.85 per cent for Brisbane; 3.25 per cent for Moreton Bay; 3.1 per cent for Logan; 3 per cent for Gympie and Wide Bay; and 2.6 per cent for Toowoomba. The Local Government CPI is assessed at 3.1 per cent. Secondly, Noosa Council managed to bring in a budget with no general rate rise. The lowest minimum rates will be $1078 in the SCC and $1,027 in Noosa Council. The greater

Noosa shire soon to be flood safe Noosa Shire announced last week that just over $1.5 million will go to flood mitigation in Pomona, Tewantin’s Daintree Estate and Cooroy. Noosa MP Glen Elmes said some

local families have been living permanently with the fear of the next flood. “We can’t disasterproof Noosa, but we can help protect those who need it most,” Mr Elmes said. Deputy

Eumundi & District Community Assn Inc

the land value, the greater the difference between SCC rates and Noosa rates. Based on figures regarding the average rates in our area supplied to us by the SCC some time ago, we estimate that we will be paying on average $64 more per annum than if our property was part of Noosa Shire. When we look at other key charges which we all have to pay, there is little difference between the Councils. The Environment Levy ($60) and Transport Levy ($20) charges have not increased. Both SCC and Noosa Council’s waste collection 240 litre bin fees have increased by some 7 per cent to meet state government requirements for full cost recovery. The difference is fifty cents but the charge is

much higher than in previous years - $264.50 (SCC) and $264.00 (Noosa C). If you have a 240 litre green waste bin you will pay $140 if you live in the Sunshine Coast area and $65 if you live in the Noosa area, a difference of $75.

Prime Minister and member for Wide Bay, Warren Truss, Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes and Noosa Mayor Noel Playford joined forces for what they described as “a strong display of the three tiers of government working together to protect

local communities”.

Overall, based on this budget data, our general rates and charges from 1 July will be higher than what our neighbours in Noosa Shire will have to pay. This reflects the same situation that existed prior to 2008 when Noosa Shire rates were always lower than Maroochy or Caloundra and was a reason given by some people who live in our area for wanting a boundary change. More on budget matters in the next article. edv@westnet.com.au or 0415873552.

Federal Member Warren Truss said funding from the Federal and State Governments’ Natural Disaster Resilience Program will be used to support local projects to improve drainage and prevent flooding.

Operating Wednesday Markets for Our Community

EDCA member Joy turns 80! EDCA member Joy Cameron celebrated her eighty birthday recently at Joe’s Waterhole with family and friends – she has now got the senior’s OBE “Over Blooming Eighty”. Joy has longevity in her family; her mother lived until 9 weeks of her 103rd birthday. Joy and her family migrated from near Balmoral Castle Scotland in 1958 and settled in Eumundi in 1976. She was EDCA’s first secretary, having learned the ropes being a legal secretary in the then Maroochy Shire Council. One of Joy’s best memories was meeting Prince Charles and Princess Diana with baby William when they came to the Big Pineapple; Joy was proudly wearing her Cameron tartan dress.

EDCA member Jack Murray & Joy Long time friend (and EDCA member) Beth Decker with Joy

Joy is particularly pleased with what she and the other members of EDCA have achieved, securing the market land for the community from Queensland Rail, helping fund the Eumundi Aquatic Centre and providing assistance to many other groups and individuals. Joy is also one of the driving forces behind the Eumundi Hamlets, a proposed retirement village in Eumundi, and is looking forward to being one of its first residents.

EDCA stall holders at your service on the terraces opposite Eumundi Post Office on Wednesdays. 6

Thursday 10 July 2014

Your Say Survey Design 101 The conclusions inferred from a voluntary survey (like the recent EDV community survey) pertain only to the respondents - like the customer satisfaction surveys you’ve probably completed after purchasing a home appliance. It is ridiculous, unprofessional and potentially dangerous to extrapolate to the entire community with a “95 per cent confidence level”. If these results were presented as a scientific paper it would not pass the first stage of peer review. The paper would be returned and the author politely requested to organise a true random sample, put the issue in context with facts and maps, explain simply the costs and benefits, and condense the survey to just one simple question: “do you support the proposed boundary realignment?” - or words to that effect. So please everyone, take a deep breath and ignore the survey results. Demand more than a patronising “we know better/your juicy conference” attitude; demand more facts; demand a clear enunciation

of the true quantifiable costs and benefits. And demand more than a “hint from the Mayor” that your rates will be any less or that services will be any better. And think beyond having a few hard rubbish pickups a year. Are we all so incapable of reducing/ recycling/reusing our waste or making the occasional trip to the dump of our own volition? Or helping out a neighbour who can’t? So the fundamental question for EDV then is: from the same rate base, more or less, what tangible benefits can Noosa Shire deliver sustainably to this district into the future? Other than an aspirational need to say: “I’m alright Jack, I live in Noosa Shire”. Damien, Eumundi

EDV sparsely populated Until I read Alan Ramsey’s letter [Eumundi Green 198] I didn’t realise how isolated, small and sparsely populated the EDV was. And here’s me thinking that residents of Kenilworth, Eerwah Vale and Gheerulla would be the people most affected by chopping out a slab of the current Regional Council. I guess, unless they get cracking and join in the push for a boundary change too, they may have to resort to camels, slogging over dusty, outback roads, carrying a swag and water bottle etc. They are a lot further from the “seat of government” than EDV is. Are they invited to the party too, or is it an exclusive invitation for only certain people? Judy Hardy-Holden, Grays Rd, Doonan.

If you’re not happy move on Why is it so important to be in Noosa Shire Council? Why did you buy in the original Maroochy Shire Council? Will people do anything different from what they are doing now? For goodness sake can’t we all be satisfied where we live? If you’re not happy move on and get a life. I have no problem where I live in the now Sunshine Coast Council. T. Burton

SERVICES & NOTICES Alterations and dressmaking Karyn 0457 232 628 Recycle drop off for printer cartridges The Original Eumundi Markets (OEM) office is now a drop off point for townsfolk to recycle their printer cartridges. Considering laser printer cartridges account for over 90 per cent of all throw-away cartridges and take 450 years to decompose, it’s worth going to the effort to recycle them instead! OEM is open Tuesday to Friday 8am to 3.30pm 5442 7106. HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE AWAY TO A GOOD HOME? Send through brief details about your freebies and we will print it in Green Leaf for free! editor@eumundigreen.com.au $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.

Continuum Antiques, Vintage, Retro PACIFIC CHAMBER PLAYERS Concert – Cooran Memorial Hall Saturday 12th July 2014, 2pm

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Until 30 July only French & English antiques & vintage wares Wholesale prices direct to the public. Shop 6/77 Memorial Dr, Eumundi.

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Your Say EDV boundary change There are compelling, rational forces to justify why the EDV area should be incorporated into Noosa Shire…and there do not appear to be any compelling, rational forces to justify why it shouldn’t. The Local Government ACT refers to the main reason for such a change as “community of interest”. This simply means that one community feels much better connected and aligned to another community. Such a connection is usually about

“values” that are endorsed by both communities. It makes compelling good sense to integrate and unite two such communities, where physically feasible,. Differences in values endorsed by different communities are nonetheless important because they create diversity of cultural values and wider lifestyle choices. The Noosa Council has a clear history of careful and sensitive stewardship of its environment (hence the award

of the Noosa Biosphere) and of its finances. The evidence is, and has for many years been, that the overwhelming majority of residents in the EDV area wish to have the benefit of that good stewardship extended to their region which is, after all, well known as “the Noosa hinterland”. Their clear aspiration should be recognised by the proposed boundary change. Yours faithfully, Paul Prentice, Eumundi.

Ross River in Eumundi I contracted Ross River virus recently and I have also been told by another local woman who rarely goes out of the Eumundi area that she has also recently been diagnosed. It is not a virus we normally think about in our area as it is

normally a hotter climate virus. Maybe the warm winter has been a part of its spread? I thought it may be worth noting in your what’s going on section to warn people and make sure they take precautions from mozzies. I have spoken to some locals and

some children have caught it in the past and not known for a while what was wrong, so maybe locals should be aware of the following and get tested if they are experiencing any symptoms: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au Cheers, Annie Rose Bennett.

Locals don’t need this brain washing The EDV group would have you believe that survey results show that more than 80 per cent of the people living in this area want to join the Noosa Council. Let’s look at the real facts • Of the 6000 people living in EDV, only 6 per cent completed the survey, with 150 of these people living outside the area (in Brisbane or Noosa), that leaves us with only 380 locals! • Of these 380 locals, only 4 of them (1 per cent) were under the age of 29!

• 60 percent of people surveyed were over 60 (which is twice the coast average). • This in my opinion is not a good representation of our area. What it does tell me is that 94 per cent of the locals couldn’t be bothered with the survey. When asked at the meeting if the rates would be cheaper with the Noosa Council, the president of the EDV, Johanne Wright, answered “that she had a fair hint that it would be”. This is not good enough! What we have here is -

• The EDV group with their obvious purpose

How the dog was named I found this in amongst some old papers and thought some of your dog loving readers may enjoy it as much as I did. The author is unknown. Kindest regards, Marigold Robinson. When God made the Earth the sky and all the trees He then made the animals all the birds and bees. He looked down with pride and saw no two were quite the same Then realised he would have to give each one a name. He travelled over land and sea and everywhere he went A little creature followed him until it’s strength was spent. For all were named upon the Earth the mighty land and sea Sadly the small creature said ”Lord you’ve left no name for me.” The good Lord looked down upon his faithful little pal Smiled and gently patted him and said, “That’s just as well.” “You see,” God replied softly “I’ve left you ‘til the end”. “And turned my own name back to front for you are Dog, my friend.”

• The surveyors, incompetent mob who are employed by the Noosa council • The lovely economist, Ted Fitzgerald who admitted to being a good friend of the Mayor Noel Playford. The local population doesn’t need this brainwashing and useless propaganda, show us some respect, and we’ll do our talking when the subject is brought up at the next election. Dom Massoni, Verrierdale

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Boundary change is all about values. I attended the EDV sponsored meeting last night and picked up one of their brochures. It’s 100 percent correct: boundary change is all about values. The fact is, tha Noosa Shire Council has vastly different values to those of the Sunshine Coast Council. For example, by their own, very proud admission, the Sunshine Coast Council is prodevelopment to the extreme. Which isn’t surprising when you discover that the man who leads it, Mayor Jamieson, received over half of his election


funding, (the most cashed up contender by far), from property developers or those with ties to property developers. They expect something in return. So what have we got so far? A new squillion dollar CBD for Maroochydore, the Palmview development and Caloundra South—a new town designed for almost as many residents as there are people in the whole of Noosa Shire. Don’t forget that it was Mayor Jamieson who voted “yes”

for the most inappropriate development ever: Noosa on Weyba. Now, I’m not suggesting that we’re about to get skyscrapers in Eumundi. There is, after all, a Town Plan in place. But plans can be changed—very easily. I’m worried, if there isn’t a boundary change, that one day, these different values might come to affect us. So I’m all for the EDV and their objective: A simple redrawing of a line on a map, to bring the Noosa’s hinterland into the Noosa Shire. Victor Waterhouse, Doonan

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Community News Butter factory – end of a derelict era?

News in brief The monthly Local History Group meeting will be held at 41 Miva Street, Cooroy on Saturday, 12 July and follow a talk by Liz Diggles and her story “Sylvester Diggles - Naturalist and Cultural Pioneer of Early Brisbane” at 1pm. The newly formed German Interest Group will meet from 1pm on Tuesday 22 July in the Research Room. 5442 5570 or www.genealogynoosa.org.au Call out for Regional Achievement Recognition. The Queensland Country Life is asking nominations for organisations or individuals in one of six award categories: Super Community of the Year, Environment and Landcare, Energy and Sustainability, Events and Tourism Award and Youth Leadership. Each winner receives a $2,500 debit card. Nominations close Friday 22 Aug. www.awardsaustralia.com.

With expressions of interest closing 25 July, the derelict Butter Factory site, old service station and residential zones may see a transformation by the year’s end. For most of the community this collection of tumble down buildings has been a terrible eye-sore for Eumundi’s pretty village, but others still hope to see the buildings restored and utilised in any new developments. At the recent Eumundi Chamber of Commerce breakfast, there was strong support for the local community to pull together and purchase the corner block. It was suggested that this sight would be a perfect location for a Belmondo style supermarket selling artisan products such as local breads and cheeses.

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Health Matters

National Diabetes Week – July 13-19 Diabetes will be the No 1 burden of disease in Australia in the next five years. • At least 1.5 million Australians have diabetes, this includes undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. • Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia and all types are increasing in prevalence. • Every day 280 Australians develop every day. • Diabetes can have a significant impact on your heart, kidneys and other systems in your body. (Diabetes Australia 2014)

More than 50% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes. If you want to learn more about diabetes either for yourself or a family member you can visit Ochre Health Eumundi to speak to a Doctor or Nurse. We are able to carry out simple but effective screening tools to help identify your risk of getting diabetes. If you already have diabetes we are able to help you manage your diabetes and refer you to specialist services if need be. For more information call Ochre Health Eumundi 5442 8882 or visit www.diabetesaustralia.com.au Ochre Health Eumundi will no longer be opening Saturday mornings as from Saturday 2nd August. If you need to see a Doctor you are welcome to attend our walk-in clinic (no appointment necessary) at Ochre Health Medical Centre at Sippy Downs which is situated across from the University at 9 Ochre Way, Sippy Downs. The clinic is open from 9:00 am through to 4:30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays as well as public holidays. For further information please call : 5635 7700

Bookings by appointment 3/2-6 Etheridge St Eumundi P: 5442 8882 • F: 5442 7054 E: eumundifmc@ochrehealth.com.au

Introducing Tim Black, Dietitian Tim is an experienced accredited practicing dietitian who is now working with the team at Ochre Health Medical Centre Eumundi. He has a special interest in the dietary management of chronic disease including diabetes, heart diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and obesity. Tim believes that even small dietary improvements can make a big difference to health so rather than shooting for ‘ideals’ Tim promotes achievable dietary change with effective results!

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Sports Eumundi local’s ride to conquer cancer Leo Wiles Next time you see Vanilla Cove’s Cameron Mitchelhill he may be sporting a very snazzy yellow shirt and tight lycra bike pants. But it’s all for a good cause! Cameron and his fatherin-law Paul Golovanoff are taking part in the arduous Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser for a second time this August. The duo need to raise $2,500 apiece to enter the challenging 220km, two day ride from Brisbane University through to the Wivenhoe Dam. “Last year we managed to raise $7,325,” grinned a rightly proud Cameron. Cameron’s daughter Bella said the family will be dedicating the ride to her paternal grandfather who struggled with Melanoma skin cancer from working on the land in Queensland’s country west and to close family friend Dell who died after a long struggle with liver cancer.

Vanilla Cove’s Cameron Mitchelhill and his father-in-law Paul Golovanoff ride to raise funds for cancer. Photo thanks to Leo Wiles.

All monies raised will go to Clive Berghofer Queensland Institute of Medical Research - one of the leading cancer researchers in the world. If you’d like to see Cameron and Paul in their cycling gear or can spare a few ?coinscheck out the donation box on the counter of Vanilla Cove or log in to www.conquercancer.org. au, click donate and type in Cameron and Paul’s full names.

The joy of dance for kids The “Creative Dance,” a dance and movement method that arose in Germany with the Expressive Dance Movement and established in Melbourne in 1970 by Dorotea Mangiamele at The Mangala Studios, is a celebration of life through free and creative dance expression.

Within the Creative Dance method each class is carefully designed to celebrate beauty and wonder… to enchant and delight the child, to strengthen a healthy sense of self, develop


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the senses and motor skills, and spatial awareness. It draws upon Fairytale, Fable and Poetry, as well as Music from around the Globe and through Time. Along with the use of simple props, the children are gently encouraged in the exploration of movement through play, to find their own innate dance and the confidence to give that expression. In Creative Dance Magic happens. Inner resources are built upon and the dance becomes a preparation for life. Each child is encouraged to develop their own creative ability, giving them a sense of empowerment and confidence to carry them through life… with joy. 0402 142 030

As announced at our recent Eumundi Experience event, the ECCO board has initiated action to beautify and improve the three roundabout entry points into town (south, east and north). These proposed improvements will be a fantastic way to welcome visitors to our beautiful town and finally turn these non-landscaped traffic edifices into something that reflects the spirit of our place and makes for a positive statement around our cultural heritage. Local landscape architects Gerard Canavan and Andrew Hillhouse have started developing some schematics that relate to our arts heritage… Some different ideas: arty and grand… or more earthy… or just for fun.

What do you think? Love to hear your feedback. Please drop us an email: gm@eumundicco.com.au

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Within this style of dance and movement an artistic atmosphere and a safe and nurturing environment is created. Children are encouraged to play and with a sense of curiosity, explore the world around them using their body and senses. A new connection with themselves, each other and the world of nature is developed alongside their individual expression. Creative dance and movement provides soul food for the imagination, relaxation and movement choices for responding, relating and creating.

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Our winner of the ECCO car park $50 market voucher is Julie Christensen from Maroochydore.

PS: don’t forget to get your FREE ‘Locals’ car parking sticker. Email your request to our carpark manager Richard and he will get back to you with all the info you need to apply. carparking@eumundicco.com.au

‘LOCALS’ FREE PARKING expires June 2015

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Schools & Community Kids Hand-on animal farm

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm is coming to the Sunspace Cafe on Friday 18 July from 10am till 11.30am for hands-on feeding, brushing animals and learn from an experienced animal handler how to care for farm creatures. Free with cups of feed for $1. www.oldmacfarms.com.au

Market fun for kids on holidays

Colourful concert for ESS kids

Eumundi State School’s prep and year one students were treated to a colourful Sing a Rainbow concert in the last week of school from lovely, talented locals Katie Noonan and Zac Hurren. Performance highlights for the pint sized audience were Zac playing his saxophone upside down during old favourite, “One Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple People Eater” and hearing what the children see when they think about a certain colour. Katie then worked the children’s lyrics into one of her original songs; “Yellow is for sunshine, bees and kissing my Mum.”

Eumundi kids have had some amazing activities and entertainment on offer at the markets over the school holidays. Between the free Cartoon Dave, Science and Clay workshops, the magic show, rides and childcare, a trip down to the markets has been lots of fun. This Wednesday and Saturday from 8am next to the Eumundi Amphitheatre the fun will continue. www. eumundimarkets.com.au

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Markets & Music New markets welcome sign

Leroy Sams of 369design Studio, has an incredible talent for illustration, with the ability to alter his style depending on the needs of each project. His latest creation was a vibrant sign for Original Eumundi Markets that welcomes visitors. “I was asked to create something eye-catching that visitors to the market would want to have their photo taken in front of.”

Winter sun pulls best crowd yet

Leroy initially created this intricate artwork from a pencil sketch, then once approved by market management, he set to converting it into a vector format adding the vibrant and eye catching colour scheme. “The design had to encapsulate the make it, bake it, sew it, grow it, ethos of the market whilst being clearly readable from a distance - I think the end result portrays the feel of Eumundi pretty well - a bright, happy, friendly and welcoming place for everyone,” Leroy said. Leroy is also a children’s book illustrator and can be found at the markets on Saturdays with his book “Wish You Were Here – Sunshine Coast” and retro T-shirts from the “Von Weirdo’s” label. 369design@tpg.com.au

Dance away winter’s chill under the full moon The next Full Moon Dance is Saturday 12 July and it’s smack bang on the full moon - so winter wildness will be at an all-time high. Howl and dance at the Verrierdale Hall from 7pm to 12am. Crowd favourites; The Cheap Fakes, The Upsteppers and Hayden Hack Infusion are all playing. And DJ Roland West will be grooving in the garden. Food and bevvies are provided by the Verrierdale Hall Community with all proceeds going to the upkeep of the venue. Tickets are $25 and are available online at Oztix or at the door (cash only).

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Band Mustered Courage by Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher

Flumes launch CD at Green room Beautiful local band The Flumes launched their new CD entitled Sweet, Sweet Rain on Saturday 28 June at the Imperial’s Green Room. The magical green and blue lighting and fixtures enhanced the lyrical notes of Kayt Wallace and her harp beautifully.

The winter sun really shone on Eumundi’s amphitheatre on Sunday 29 June, for the best Eumundi Live music event yet. Event organisers Susa and Anthony Wynne Hoelscher were very happy that the festival had got its groove. Anthony said, “The new festival format really hit some high notes and the “Idol” talent quest was a winner.” Eumundi can now claim to have a really unique, family friendly boutique festival which celebrates great music within our great community. Anthony added, “Even though Susa and I are yet break even on the Eumundi Live, we still managed to raise - through both raffles and our allocation of 10 per cent of all tickets sales - some $1,500 for local charities.” Susa and Anthony confirmed that the next proposed Eumundi Live will be SummerLovin’ in early January.


Thursday 10 July 2014

Theatre & Movies Indee Theatre

John Burls

It’s the perfect follow-up to The Indee’s Vicar of Dibley performance and Comedy & Consomme promises to deliver another big bunch of laughs when it opens later this month - it also delivers a terrific three course winter dinner. The three comedies, chosen from the nearly two-decades of this well-loved annual, represent some of the cream of the laughwinning crop. Between 1996 and 2003 when the Indee travelled the southeast Qld festival circuit, it picked up an enviable swag of awards, especially in the one-act genre. Included in this retrospective are three very different comedy styles. Sarina is a gentle comedy about a playwriting father being suddenly and unexpectedly reunited with his 15 year old daughter, whom he hasn’t seen since she was three months old. It sees a return to the

stage (after a two year absence) of multi-award winning young actor, Georgia Lee Leslie, who teams with Ian Hodson, who’s just returned from the national tour of Calendar Girls. Potter is Mine, is a comedy which cleaned up in the oneact category in 2003, winning everything available to it. The tale of a lonely lady who falls for a gentleman boarder, who displays airs and graces, it mines its laughs from two wildly different personalities. Starring as Mercedes Cambridge is Debbie Pitura. Plaything was nominated for Best Script and Best Play in 2003. It’s a farcical comedy, packed with laughs and has been revamped with an expanded cast of eight, including Ruth Montgomery, Rita Walker, Keith Souter, Carol Burls, Inger Vinogradov, Sandy Klein, Lindley Moon and Josh Watson.

Four dinner shows only, so be quick . day 2 Augu st. Friday 25, Saturday 26 July and Friday 1, Satur to $41. $39 from ials Dinner and show early spec ts $18. Matinees: Sunday 27 and Sunday 3 at 2pm. Ticke .com 5472 8200 or www.eumundilivetheatre

Next Eumundi World Cinema movie Canada is the country of choice for this Wednesday night’s Eumundi World Cinema screening at 6.40pm at Eumundi School of Arts. The movie chosen for July is The Barbarian Invasions directed by Denys Arcand. Max Porter will be serving up his incredible food for supper before the show. You can join Eumundi World Cinema by completing an application form online at www.eumundiworldcinema.com.

Last Paradise screening The J Noosa will be screening Last Paradise, the untold story of extreme sports in the Australian and New Zealand wilderness over 45 year on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 at 7pm. It’s an epic journey of adrenaline seeking. Tickets online Photos by Merrie Tompkins www.lastparadisefilm.com

Debra Pitura as Mercedes Cambridge in Potter is Mine.

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Books Mystical warrior Doug Gemmell “Jamie trained the torch on his watch, counted down the seconds then the torch went out.” Jamie Reign is a twelve year-old boy and the main character in P.J. Tierney’s book The Last Spirit Warrior. Jamie’s mother vanished when he was born but left him with certain powers. Jamie is the last spirit warrior of the way, meaning that he has special abilities that no one else possesses. The mysterious Mr Fan and the legendary Master Wu are trying to protect Jamie from Zheng, a rogue spirit. Jamie is caught in a category 8 typhoon trying to find his lost at sea friend. What Jamie doesn’t know is that he is being taken to the illustrious Kung Fu school, Chia Wu. Jamie, along with Lucy and Wing (friends that he makes at the academy), are trying to find the Dragon Disc. Unfortunately for them, Zheng’s men are right on their tail. Then begins the struggle between good and evil. This is a mystical story for ages 10 to 13. I was totally absorbed in the book and cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy. I would recommend this book for someone who likes Kung Fu and adventure. P.J. Tierney keeps the plot bubbling right till the last page.

Sleeping with hammer Judith Pattison When we first meet Jake Whyte - the main character in Evie Wyld’s All the Birds Singing - she is surveying the bodies of dead sheep on her small farm on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. The opening sentence lets us know that Wyld can write: “Another sheep, mangled and bled out, her innards not yet crusting and the vapours rising from her like a steamed pudding.” The quality of the prose is put to good use. This psychological thriller grips the reader from the beginning to the end. The plot is moved urgently along by a clever structural device which intersperses the present day in Scotland with parallel episodes from Jake’s past in rural Australia. We want to know how she got the scars on her back and why she is so hyper vigilant (the hammer under the pillow). This interest is compounded by our increasing awareness of the real life statistics and individual stories about violence against women. Every day reveals a new and more terrible story. This is only intensified by constant crime dramas about serial killers stalking women. At some level we start to long for women who break the mould, who deliver retribution. Not the stereotypically feminine, but women who are physically strong and capable in a male dominated world e.g. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Hunger Games. Wyld herself said the novel was born out of, “the anger and frustration of being a woman.” She said this anger refers to her personal life as well as her professional life as a writer. Wyld’s novel has just won the 2014 Miles Franklin Award and was up against a very good shortlist of established writers. But there is something very refreshing about All the Birds Singing. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established by Australian writer Miles Franklin and was first awarded to Patrick White for Voss in 1957. It’s open to non-Australian writers (Wyld is Australian-British), provided the work reflects Australian life. Even though the immediate setting for All the Birds Singing is elsewhere, it is the Australian setting and characters which resonate.

Biography launch of Eumundi’s Sir Leo Queensland Made, the biography of Sir Leo Hielscher by author Joanne Holliman, was launched last week at Berkelouw Books. The book is an insightful look at 88 year-old, Eumundi born and raised Sir Leo (pictured right) and his life in Qld politics.


What's in the Spotlight A budget for a stronger community Council’s budget is about building condence for a stronger community; allocating $114 million to capital works, over $20 million for economic initiatives, $23 million for the environment and more than $15 million for libraries and cultural programs. Council has restricted its general rates rise to 5% and there are discounts for early payment and pensioners. Visit council’s website for more information.

Learn about volunteer management Head to the Sunshine Coast Events Network (scene) workshop on July 23 and learn all there is to know about volunteer management and leading people. Held at and sponsored by Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay TAFE in Mountain Creek. Bookings, via the scene page of council’s website, are essential.

Have your say on clean technology Council needs your input into the development of an industry and investment plan for the Cleantech sector. Clean technology includes eco-friendly designs and building materials, energy efciency, water and waste management and clean energy sources such as solar power. Call 5475 9929 or visit council’s website for details and to provide feedback on the draft plan by 15 July.

New Media Art Prize closes 11 August The closing date for the inaugural Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 New Media category, with prizes valued at $15,000, has been extended to 11 August. The New Media category is open to any emerging artist aged 15 to 30 years, in the rst ve years of their practise, who resides in the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area. Visit council’s gallery website to nd out more.

RADF grants open 16 July Are you a professional artist with a quality arts or cultural project coming up? You may be eligible for a grant through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). Visit council’s website for details and to apply online before 5pm, 1 September. Call 5475 7272 for help with your application.

De-sex your pet with Operation: Wanted Each year hundreds of unwanted cats and dogs move from council’s pound to animal welfare shelters, many due to unplanned breeding! De-sex your pet with Operation: Wanted before 31 August for a 20% percent discount. Visit council’s website for program details.

Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 24 July, Caloundra 07 5475 7272 mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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Arts and Local Crafts Sculptors vie for Eumundi Art Prize

Civa on show

Eumundi artist and teacher Michael ‘Civa’ Ciavarella has a big, bold, new series of artworks on display at Berkelouw café, on Memorial Dr. The concepts behind this vibrant series incorporate national heritage and identity.

Creative Space – Heidi Woodman Leo Wiles Nestled amongst the bush with the creek gently burbling nearby lies the studio and home of New Earth Art ceramic artist Heidi Woodman, husband Brenton (Woody) and their children Riley and Maddy. “We built it ourselves,” said Heidi who hired architect Ken Robinson of Cooroy Library fame to bring the family’s vision to life seven years ago when they moved from Darwin to Eumundi. “We were looking for a place to bring up teenagers and a climate conducive to playing with mud.” Heidi explained that Darwin’s continuous 35 degree heat and humidity means that clay either dries too fast or not at all. It is here under the green

canopies of the Eumundi Range acreage with its “spiritual energy” that Heidi’s creativity was reignited. “Once we built our home here I finally had the mental and physical space to think about my life purpose. So I listened to my intuition and pursued the sheer pleasure of creating once more,” Heidi shared. She finds herself drawn to the art of the Mayan, Aztec and Toltec cultures and explained that in her early ‘40s she began designing and selling stoneware fired sculptural reliefs, jewellery and Mayan oracle cards based on these pre-Columbian MesoAmerican designs at the Original Eumundi Markets and never looked back. “Eumundi is the perfect place for me as it’s truly

a hub for artists and artisans with the world famous markets at its core,” smiled Heidi who these days sells her ornate framed gum leaves, beautiful crystal jewellery and Priestess range on a Saturday. “All of my work reflects my personal and artistic journey and I like to think that there is part of that energy that draws people to my pieces so that they too can harness their own self empowerment from the innate energy that lies within them,” said Heidi.

Organisers of the Eumundi Sculpture Prize are excited to announce that ten talented artists have been selected by a judging panel to turn their sculptural concepts into maquettes (miniature sculptures) for the next phase. The judges commented on the high quality of the entries and found it difficult to bring them down to only ten. Project Manager Marina Constantis said, “We thank all entrants for their time to send in their concepts and congratulate the shortlisted artists who will now create a maquette for the next exciting stage of judging,” she said. From these small sculptures one will be chosen and the winning artist will receive the $15,000 First Prize to go on to create a full sized sculpture to be installed in Caplick Park. For more details on the shortlisted artists visit www.eumundisculptureprize. com

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Health The benefits of boxing Anthea Wood, personal trainer Is your health and fitness of great importance to you? It should be. Boxing is a great way of improving your fitness level.

700 calories can be burnt in one single hour workout. Don’t think that boxing is an easy ride, though: it’s seriously hard work. You get out what you put in. Boxing is a high intensity, full body workout that will keep you moving the whole time. When you’re not throwing a punch, you’re ducking and weaving — or doing squats and abdominal work.

So what is boxing all about? Believe it or not, it is a very social class, having you sparring with a partner who is holding pads for you. There are only four moves, a jab (left straight punch), a cross (right straight punch), hook (side punch) and an uppercut. Your instructor will tell you which combinations you’ll be doing, and may also get you to change partners part-way through the work-out. If you have never tried a boxing session before you may be surprised to know that 400 –

The benefits you will see with boxing are weight loss, increased agility and coordination, muscle tone and greater fitness. Many people think that boxing is all about the arms but it is actually a cardio

Pitch and Putt in Cooking with Eumundi Aloe Vera Practice your swing and putt at Eumundi’s golf driving range on Don Napier Rd from Wednesday to Sunday, 7am till 2pm. There’s also a club house with snacks and drinks. 5442 7244

Discover the healing properties of Aloe Vera. Author Angie Andrews shares her healthy and tasty recipes from her new book, all featuring this common ingredient. 10am, 16 July, Noosaville Library.

work-out for the whole body. If you have never boxed before it is all about technique, so once you pick up the moves you should be fine. If you’re not particularly fit then that’s not a huge problem. Boxing is actually easier than running for a lot of people, especially for those with excess weight. It is very easy for the instructor to modify a boxing class for all fitness levels. If you’re new to the sport, make sure that the instructor takes

some time out to explain the moves, so maybe organise to arrive a little earlier to the class for a quick personal instruction. If improving your fitness, toning and weight loss is what you’re after, then boxing is something you should definitely check out. It is quite a full on work-out though, and isn’t for everyone. Just go along to a boxing class with a friend and see what you think. You may just really enjoy it. allinpt.com.au



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Lifestyle The key to Vitality is a healthy start to the day. Donna Thordarson, Yoga instructor July can bring challenges to our health and vitality. We’ve just crossed over the Winter Solstice being the darkest, shortest day of the year, yet we still have some winter ground to cover. The sun that we absorbed into our body, mind and soul in the warmer months is starting to wane now and the enthusiasm to stay true to our health and wellbeing dwindles a little. The reality is that we all have a different daily program, so it’s important that you set yourself a goal that’s achievable from day to day. That way it’s sustainable

long term with long term health benefits. You may need to shuffle things around a bit to find the balance. It’s worth it! How we begin our day is the most essential ingredient for vitality. Jump start your digestive system with a warm lemon drink. Lemons have strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers. According to Ayurvedic science lemons help balance the dosha’s and align the body with nature’s rhythms. Lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.

Faye awarded for outstanding support to Fire Brigade

Faye Wiggins from the Verrierdale Fire Brigade was recently presented with an auspicious National Medal in recognition of her outstanding dedication to the brigade over the last 20 years – and across two states.

Turn to page 18 for Donna’s Ayurvedic breakfast recipe.

Facebook Friday is held at Noosaville Library every Friday from 9.30-11.30am. Small group sessions for new or existing personal Facebook users (non-business). Over two weeks you will learn to set up a free Facebook account, set up and/or review your security/privacy settings, upload photos to share, edit albums, like/share posts/ pages and timeline tips BYO laptop. Free. Bookings required.

People Power Workshop Gain insight into managing volunteers and leading people at a workshop with Karen McBride from Woodford Folk Festival and Leonie Murray from Workforce Improvement Initiatives on Wednesday 23 July at TAFE Mooloolaba 34 Lady Musgrave Dr, Mountain Creek. Karen has managed over 2700 volunteers at Woodford for the past eight years and will share practical tips and tricks for recruiting and retaining volunteers for your events. Leonie has extensive experience in assisting organisations with leadership development and people management including helping event organisers get the best performance out of their staff and results for their event. From 1.30pm to 5pm. Full price $30, early bird $25. Afternoon tea provided. www.sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au or 5475 7272.

Seniors Week at U3A Seniors’ Week on 16-24 August, will celebrate the contribution made by older people. U3A Noosa is preparing a full programme for local retirees. There will be talks from bank and Centrelink reps as well. All talks are free and at U3A House, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin. 54405500.

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Food Ayurvedic winter porridge Donna Thordarson Photos thanks to Hamish Cameron There are many theories on whether to eat breakfast before or after exercising. Personally I like to get outside, greet the day and get my body moving with a brisk walk before breakfast. Remember exercise feeds the brain feel good messages, so why not start your day on a winner! My favourite winter breakfast is Ayurvedic porridge; here’s the recipe, enjoy! Ingredients:


• 1/2 cup organic freshly rolled oats (rice flakes)

1. Melt ghee over low heat, sauté spices for 1 minute 2. Add oats and gently toast for 1-2 minutes 3. Add water/milk and simmer gently for 5-9 minutes or until grains are soft 4. Add sultanas then cook for 1-2 minutes or until sultana’s are soft. 5. If using honey or maple syrup add after cooking.

• 1 - 1/2 cups combined water / organic fresh milk (or almond milk) • 1 tbsp ghee • 1 tsp cinnamon • 1 teaspoon cardamom • 1 tsp ground ginger • 1/2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional) • 1/4 cup sultanas (optional) OR berry compote

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Environment and Outdoors Life on a better ridge –helping hands for the holidays When you are building a house and have acres of land to maintain you might dream of spending a couple of weeks relaxing on a tropical island while the kids are having a midyear break from school. And dream we do. The reality however is quite different. At the moment we get our ‘tropical’ fix from a morning at the beach, some pineapple for a snack, which we wash down with a little bit of coconut juice. If we’re fortunate we get a little memento of this beachside break and end up with some sand in our shoes. Don’t get me wrong; this is a super way to spend a morning with the kids while they are on school holidays, but then what? Well,

here on the ridge we have a number of cleverly devised jobs, I mean activities, for them. Seed bombs* are always a winner and can fill as many hours as you have resources available. Digging up clumps of lemongrass and vetiver and dividing them up for re-planting is another easy one and always something that needs doing. This “activity” is great if done as a competition. Setting a kitchen timer with a fixed interval both motivates and results in a lot more work getting done (I mean fun). Pulling weeds can be made interesting if you then get to launch them into the chicken pen. Recent experience with shot put at school athletics carnivals has made this a

popular pastime and helps provide a little entertainment for both chooks and children. On a purely child-focused note, each holiday we enjoy renovating our ‘fairy gardens’. These are just large plant pots we have previously set up with cactuses or flowers, houses, plastic animals and the like. Depending on the particular mood and current interest of the children we usually add some new plants, paint stones to resemble beetles or bugs and generally breathe new life into them. Being winter though, our favourite activity is to collect up sticks, leaves, pinecones and any other small flammable detritus in order to throw on our celebratory midyear (let’s keep warm) bonfire.

Gill hands over Wildlife Centre’s future to RSPCA “I’m not bequeathing the centre I am donating it,” explained Gill Brownhill of her decision to hand over the keys and reins of her 10 acre Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to Brisbane RSPCA. With the deal struck on 1 July to protect the centre’s future, Gill insisted with a steely gaze that there will be a long handover and absolutely no changes to the facility she founded with her late husband Col in 1997. Instead the immaculately kept centre will remain run by a fleet of local volunteers under the RSPCA guidance to ensure that it can receive and or collect injured and orphaned animals 24-7, 365 days of the year.

sleep have caught up with me,” explained Gill who discharged herself from Albany Hospital, against doctors wishes the day before. Gill’s serious case of vertigo saw her weight plummet to 48 kilos after a 36 hour vomiting session. There’s a certain irony not lost on Gill that it was her own steady diet of milo and porridge that has enabled her to return to administer a similarly high fat diet to her charges. Six kilos on, Gill is back at work as determined as ever to save our natural fauna from the euthanasia option that was

Claudette Betterridge *see issue 193 for more on seed bombs.

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their lot when she first poured her heart, soul and $100,000 of her own money to set up the Eumundi Noosa Road facility. “Every animal should have a good chance at life,” shrugged the grandmother. “I’m just a wildlife animal rehabilitation worker that’s all I am and all I want to be,” added Gill, whose day begins in wintry stillness at 5.30am and ends at midnight. “It used to be around 1.30am but thankfully a volunteer now comes in to help with the 10pm feed so I’m getting an extra hour in bed and it makes all the difference”, she said.

Having devoted every waking hour and every single cent to the cause Gill said that her reason to donate the Wildlife Centre was made to “protect” it, ensuring that there will always be a home for the winged, scaled and furry animals who need our help. It’s this selfless dedication to the conservation of Australian fauna that saw Gill receive the OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) earlier this year. When asked about the legacy she wishes to leave behind her Gill looked up from wiping orphaned joey Huey’s bottom and laughs, “I’m not planning to die anytime soon, there’s too much to do.”

Complete with flight aviaries, possum houses and two large intensive care buildings housing birds and animals there’s also incubators for the very young and numerous fenced paddocks for wallabies, kangaroos, ducks and swans. To date Gill has helped over 20,000 native marsupials, reptiles and birds. When I visit, there are over 100 residents, including Swamp and Red Neck wallabies, possums, gliders and an array of kookas, owls and Gill’s favourite gallahs amongst the pee wees and magpies. Watching Gill measure feed, fold towels and oversee the animals and volunteers it’s hard to believe this determined grandmother will be content with a back seat role later in the year. “It’s just that all those years on five and a half hours Thursday 10 July 2014


Environment & Outdoors Eumundi Wildlife Centre update Helen Hepburn

The baby Mountain Brushtail Possum in the photo above is Suzie. She is about four months old and has been at the Wildlife Centre for three weeks. She is being fed by volunteer Vickie who is feeding her a special possum formula from South Australia. Suzie is being syringe fed till she can lap. She will be fed several times night and day and for now is kept warm in an incubator. Another Mountain Brushtail at the Centre is Lucy. She is a very lucky little girl as she was found by the side of a road near Black Mountain and brought into the centre late one night by a very

worried and kind lady. On arrival, she was haemorrhaging badly from her ear and nose and was barely conscious. Neither Gill nor the lady thought she could survive her shocking injuries. However, by the next morning, not only had she survived the night but was slightly improved. Lucy was still tottery for another month but the excellent news is that she is now doing really well and will be released when Gill deems her ready. That could still take months. Gill has asked that I remind would-be rescuers to keep a pillow-slip handy in the glove box of your car as they are useful

for restraining injured wildlife whilst being transferred for help. Pillow slips are ideal for both small animals, birds and reptiles. Cardboard boxes are also useful. Please do not try to feed any injured wildlife, but get them to the Centre, which is open 24/7, as soon as possible. Another important thing to remember is never pull a small marsupial baby off its dead mother’s teat as they are “welded” on so to speak and dreadful damage will be done to the baby’s mouth if pulled off. Please bring the dead mother to the Centre with the baby still in the pouch. Last but not least is Immy

(Imogen), a little female Redneck wallaby (above) who is about 5 months old. Sadly her mother was hit and killed by a car at Imbil. After just 8 weeks at the centre, she is doing well and is taken outside each day with a volunteer to enjoy some sunshine.

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Discounted desexing for dogs and cats Hundreds of unwanted cats and dogs move from Sunshine Coast Council’s pound to animal welfare shelters each year – many due to unplanned breeding. The RSPCA’s Operation: Wanted program is offering a 20 per cent discount off desexing and microchipping procedures at participating vets Coastwide until 31 August, in a bid to get reduce more than 400 unwanted cats and dogs every year. www. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

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Sunbaking snake surprise on walk

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This snake was captured sunbaking on William Rd, Eumundi by Philip as he was taking his dog for a morning walk. Philip said the snake didn’t move but was enjoying the sun too much - the dog didn’t even notice it.

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Reader's Photos

MAGICHinterland light

Couldn’t decide between dusk and dawn! We came to the hinterland for a day and can’t leave! Been here three months - love it! Rachel Rebecca Smith.

The sun rising on our beautiful valley in Eumundi, taken from our deck. We are so blessed to call this our home. Rachel Nixon.

Sunrise behind the Bunya pines on Browns Road. Lyndall Hook-Friend, Belli Park.

Winter sunset near the old brick factory out Lake MacDonald way. Troy Hanshaw Spectacular sunset clouds at 5.20pm with Mt Cooroy at the lower centre. Diane Mirams, Doonan.

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Abroad Book towns Fran Maguire Did you know there is an international organisation of “book towns”? Almost all of them are in the northern hemisphere, the majority in northern Europe. Perhaps it’s a result of those long winter nights. Clunes, Victoria, where a literary festival is held in May, is the sole occurrence in the southern hemisphere (www. clunesbooktown.com.au.) It all began in the 1960s in the small country town of Hayon-Wye in south Wales when entrepreneur and book dealer Richard Booth set in motion his vision to see “book towns” flourish across the globe, providing an independent and sustainable way of life. In 1977, residing in Hay Castle and dissatisfied with politicians and government policies, and in an effort to help revitalise the ailing market town, he proclaimed himself the King of Hay in a very eccentric English manner saying, “This King had more pages than most!” His ploy worked for Hay which today is a flourishing tourist attraction whose streets host

many bookshops, general and specialist, most with second hand stock. The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts is this year celebrating its 27th running, attracting an international audience to a busy eleven day program that features an eclectic set of luminaries literary and otherwise including Tim Winton, Richard Dawkins, Joan Bakewell, Barbara Erskine, Antonio Carluccio, Stephen Fry and Jennifer Saunders to name a few www.hayfestival.com. Hay-on-Wye is a town for all seasons, or, being in south Wales, all weathers in every season. We were fortunate to visit it during beautiful early summer weather that let us take advantage of the walking trails in the lovely surrounding countryside and canoeing along the pretty River Wye. Alternatively, with all of those books at our fingertips, we would have been just as happy curled up in front of a log fire with a glass of something warming at hand. www.booktown.net

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1) Where in Australia is the Henley-on-Todd regatta held and what is unusual about this race? 2) What is the traditional gift given on a 20th wedding anniversary? 3) The monarch of which European country abdicated this year in favour of his son, Felipe VI? 4) What is Australia’s largest inland city? You’ll find the very latest and back issues available to read online at www.issuu/eumundigreen


5) Which horse, in 1990, won the Melbourne Cup in the fastest time ever? 1) Alice Springs. It is unusual because it is a boat race without water ( held in a dry river bed.) 2) China 3) Spain 4) Canberra 5) Kingston Rule ( in 3:16.3 minutes)

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