Eumundi Voice, Issue 46 - 9 June 2022

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Eumundi Rotar y shar ing the voices of Eumundi and sur round s Issue 46, Thursday 9 June 2022

Five stars for ESS

School orchestra At Eumundi State School’s (ESS) open morning on 26 May, Acting Principal Anthony Swan announced that the Department of Education’s reviewers have given the school ‘top marks’, stating Eumundi is an exceptional school, five stars. Over three days the Education Improvement Branch team which included other school principals interviewed 122 staff, students, parents and community members to assess “the school’s

Yr 5 Performing Arts group strategic plans, operational procedures, teaching strategies, case managements and support”. The aim was to recommend improvements for the next four years, however the reviewers reported this was extremely difficult as ESS students are the “most well-mannered, respectful, and kind students they could possibly hope to find”. The school’s high expectations and commitment to excellence, expert staff, high quality curriculum and positive, appreciative learning Cont. Pg 3

Acting Principal Anthony Swan Cont. from p1 exceptional.

At the open day visitors enjoyed a wonderful multi-instrumental orchestra, choirs, the 85-strong enthusiastic Glee Club and visited areas such as Prep, Learning Support and met the very popular “Chappie”. Performing Arts were on display with Yr 5 students’ self-written and choreographed presentation on ‘emotions’ and a self-scripted and directed melodrama. Look for a full report by the reviewers on the ESS website in the coming weeks. Eileen Walder

environment were deemed

The reviewers were impressed with the Enviro Centre – “second to none in Qld” – where students work with a huge range of plants, an orchard, worm farm, composting, planting, and harvesting food for the tuckshop or cooking lessons guided by teacher Mr Jon Gemmel.

Enviro Centre cooking lesson

Biggest Morning Tea Once again Fay Wiggins and her team ran a very enjoyable and successful event for the Cancer Council at the Verrierdale Hall. There were plenty of tempting goodies on the table and a host of raffle prizes to win. In her presentation Rachael Stevens, the Jane McGrath Nurse for the Sunshine Coast, explained the help available for women and men with breast cancer and the importance of support from those who raise funds. This year the morning tea raised over $2,000, bringing the total to more than $25,000 raised by Fay and her team in past years.

The countdown is on as we wait to find out if our region will be recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere this June.




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Mr Swan said the school reflected the strong sense of community found in Eumundi and that parents should be very proud. He welcomed newcomers to become involved and discover why their school has achieved this rating.

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What’s new at the Old Bank?

Tenneille’s Beauty Room Tenneille has more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry since completing a Diploma of Beauty Therapy in Brisbane. After graduating she worked for a time and then travelled extensively overseas. Upon returning Tenneille worked as a paramedic where she met her husband. In 2007 they had the first of three children and settled in Eumundi where Tenneille set up a home-based beauty treatment room. Recently they sold their Eumundi home and she has now opened Tenneille’s Beauty Room at the The Pavilion Eumundi. Tenneille has a passion for using safe, chemical and cruelty free cosmetics and believes it is important for you to take time out for yourself to look and feel good. Recently Eumundi Rotary held a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea at the Pavilion Markets and Tenneille kindly donated beauty products for a raffle and a facial for a lucky door prize. Shop hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment, phone: 0416 253 791. For the full range of beauty services available visit: www. or www.facebook. com/tenneillesbeautyroom. 4

A Eumundi local with a background in furniture, homewares and styling interiors, Kate Houghton jumped at the chance to start her own business when the Old Bank Building at 77 Memorial Dr came up for sale. Kate’s passion is to support locals and local businesses “to keep the money in the town”. This new shop has loads of wow factor from the moment you walk in the door and is gorgeously styled with a mixture of fresh and dried flowers, pot plants and clothing – including felt hats. There are printed photographs, Indigenous artworks and a wide range of chutneys, jams, dehydrated citrus and teas. What better place to pop in for a well-priced new dress, pick up a bouquet of flowers, look at the linen range and purchase other goodies all in the one place! Kate decided to change her life direction and get back to where she is happy and belongs – with botanicals. She dries the flowers herself naturally without using harmful chemicals. Pot plants are sourced from a local nursery/horticulturist at Verrierdale. The metal garden hanging sculptures are lovingly made by her husband and are perfect “a la natural” or decorated with fresh or dried flowers. Eumundi & Co. is open Wednesday-Saturday from 9am-3pm and Sunday 10am-2pm. See Facebook @EumundiandCo or email: eumundiandco@ Barbara Harvison

What’s on?

Hinterland Craft Beer Festival It’s back! The 2022 Hinterland Craft Beer Festival will bring together a stellar line-up of local brewers from 12-8pm on Saturday 25 June at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi. It’s a challenge, but try and sample at least a few of these brews enjoyed at the last festival and some new ones: Heads of Noosa Brewing Co., Copperhead Brewery, Boiling Pot Brewing Co., Moffat Beach Brewing Co., Sunshine Brewery, Your Mates Brewing Co., Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co., Matso’s Brewery, Terella Brewing and of course, Eumundi Brewery. Free entry.

Event Manager Jo Parker described the great day for volunteers who are key to the event’s success. “We welcome groups of people to come together and celebrate with us. This year we would love assistance with the theming of course marshal locations, banners, signs, balloons and dress-ups. Select 3 to 10 course marshal locations, gather the troops, create a roster, design a theme and go wild! After the day’s racing pack-up and head to the Event Hub to grab a cold drink or snack on us and enjoy the live music and great company.” To volunteer visit: For a course map visit: Contact Jo on 0424 955 332, email: event@noosaenduro. com or visit:

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Noosa Enduro Noosa Enduro from 30-31 July needs individual, group or club volunteers to help make its return a success. Showcasing the best of the region, riders will have the option to race on Saturday, Sunday, or both days if they have the endurance. Included in the event line-up is the Gravel National Championships with the green-and-gold jersey up for grabs.

A few weeks ago we went to K’Gari for a holiday and were very lucky to see some of the island’s dingoes munching on … a coconut. I don’t know how they got it open but they were certainly making a meal of it! Friends told us that in many SE Asia countries dogs, pigs and chickens are fed coconuts. Clytie Glass

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Eumundi Bushcare The Eumundi Bushcare mob are actively seeking volunteers who want to conserve the town’s incredible rainforests. Our group is working along the North Maroochy River in a high conservation zone. The group’s Local Coordinator Ray Andrews said, “The area is under threat from a plethora of weeds which are displacing local animals and disrupting food chains. It is a valuable habitat for platypus, small marsupials, birds, reptiles, frogs and rainforest plants. It is also one of the largest strongholds for the birdwing butterfly vine, host to one of Australia’s largest butterflies the Richmond Birdwing.” Ray explained that he used to live all over FNQ, Cape York and PNG and is a big fan of many species of Ornithoptera. “We did an incredible conservation project in Oro Province in PNG trying to save Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, the world’s largest butterfly. Really out-there stuff in the wild lowland jungles of PNG. “Our species, the Richmond Birdwing, is hardly near as common as the Cairns or Cape York Birdwings but I have seen some incredible aggregations of them near our site along the North Maroochy River. It’s so encouraging to see

them and be reassured that our efforts are being rewarded. We have some huge tangles of vines for them to feed on along the river.” Eumundi Bushcare meets on the last Sunday of the month at Greer Lane near Eumundi Noosa Rd, kicking off at 8.30am and finishing around 11am. “It’s fun, you’ll learn heaps and it’s a great cause.” Contact Ray Andrews on 0409 784 410 or email:

Farewell As many of you now know, after almost 19 years as the owners of Eumundi Village Pharmacy, John and I recently sold the business. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the support the community has offered our small, independent community pharmacy during this time. It has been an absolute honour to serve the community of Eumundi. We have been supported by an amazing team of staff who have always strived to do their best to look after our business and customers and for this we are truly grateful. Our Eumundi Village Pharmacy family has grown and changed over the years however we have always been embraced by the people of Eumundi. I hope the community continues to extend their generosity to the new owners and we wish them all the best in looking after our diverse community into the future. For those who would like to join us. we extend an open invitation to the Tiki Bar from 5pm on 17 June to share a drink and some memories. Tania Watson B.Pharm MPS, Ex-Owner Eumundi Village Pharmacy

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Kenilworth market’s first birthday Kenilworth markets is celebrating its first birthday on 2 July. “The first market day was pouring with rain. A handful of us were there and although no one sold heaps of stock that day, there was lots of support from the local community and it was still a nice place to be – even in the rain,” said Terri, one of the founding committee members. It is managed by a small group of volunteers and is non-profit, giving back to the community.


The town has become the place to go on the weekend for campers, off roaders, dirt bike riders, nomads and of course donut and cheese connoisseurs. Visit Facebook and Instagram pages to keep upto-date with what’s happening. See you at the party Cheryl Boyte Secretary, Kenilworth Markets Assoc.

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latest phase of the placemaking project and answered specific member questions. Cr David Law secured additional funding for the Memorial Dr upgrades. Chamber is expecting to hear from Council in the near future regarding what works will be done and by when. Cr David Law’s ongoing support and his willingness and capacity to work collaboratively with the Chamber in the interests of the local business community resulted in attention to problem areas as they arose.

Cr David Law (third from right) congratulating newly elected management committee 2022-23

Eumundi Chamber of Commerce The 2021-22 AGM of Eumundi Chamber of Commerce was hosted on 26 May by The Pavilion Eumundi and the Tiki Bar. Outgoing president David Perez’s annual report outlined six highlight areas for the year:

Receipt of a grant through SCC’s Community Partnership Program underpinned an even stronger partnership with council to progress delivery of member services. Connecting with other regional Chambers helped members to understand common issues faced in the wider region as well as learning how to do things better.

Membership increased slightly for the year despite the impact of Covid on local businesses. While a number of members discontinued their membership due to closure and/or financial hardship, there was a steady growth in new memberships from a diverse range of industry types as new businesses opened or progressed through change of ownership.

Working closely with Experience Eumundi has created opportunities for Chamber members and ensured the website and promotion of member services are efficient and deliver good quality value. Chamber’s new Electronic Direct Mail communication enabled dissemination of valuable information from government organisations to members quickly and efficiently. Visit:

Breakfast functions, networking events and guest speakers throughout the year centred on local business matters for members. A key focus was the Eumundi Placemaking project throughout the year with the most recent networking event hosting Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) representatives and 50 Chamber participants who shared an overview of the

The newly elected Management Committee members for 2022-23 members are: President: Cindy Suters Vice-President: David Perez Secretary: Louise Formosa Treasurer: Ashlee Collins Eumundi Traders Representative: Craig Manley. Dr Regan Leslie 5 Conn Street, Yandina

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Secretary Barry Luckman, Treasurer Zorana Binney and two of CUFCs Junior Players with the AED

Thanks RACQ! Cooroora United Football Club (CUFC) is now equipped with a life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) thanks to the support of the RACQ.

Palliative care Do you need information about palliative or end-of-life care? Coordinating and accessing care services and supports can be complex and overwhelming. The public is invited to a talk on this topic at 1pm on Saturday 11 June at the Heritage Centre 17 Emerald St Cooroy. The speaker will be Sue Mason-Baker, Managing Director of Mingary Care. The charity offers compassionate palliative support in relation to serious illness, dying, death and grief, and has embarked on a new and innovative model of care aimed at addressing gaps in local community services and support. Phone: 07 3129 0356, or visit: Claudia Gaber, Cooroy Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group

CUFC secretary Barry Luckman thanked the RACQ for their donation of the AED. “While we hope that it will never have to be used, it gives us confidence that if the worst happens this critical piece of equipment is on-hand to assist.” Mr Luckman said. The football community became aware of the life-saving abilities of these devices when one was used to stabilise Denmark’s Christian Eriksen after he collapsed in the first game of their Euro 2020 competition. It is a testament to these devices that Christian is now back playing football at the highest level. There is a common misconception that Sudden Cardiac Arrest only happens to older or unhealthy people. The sad truth is that it doesn’t discriminate and it can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Having an AED close to where people undertake physical exercise is vitally important as research shows early intervention increases the likelihood of survival in an emergency. The AED will be available to a wide range of sports participants throughout the year as the CUFC clubhouse is shared with other Cooroy sports clubs. 14

Mobile library If you can’t get to a SCC library, the mobile library will come to you. The big bus parks in Memorial Dr opposite Eumundi School of Arts Hall from 2-5pm on Tuesdays. Drop by to browse the collection, pick up your reserved items or return loans. Visit: or phone 07 5475 8989.


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then indicate left. If you are turning left you must indicate left just before you enter the roundabout. – A driver from Boreen Pt. Eumundi Voice note: It’s not easy! For explanations of three situations – giving way at roundabouts, turning right at roundabouts and signals at roundabouts visit – www.bit. ly/3NRipve.

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Eumundi Voice writing competition for children Teaching children to write well for a variety of purposes and audiences is core business for all teachers. Programs such as ‘Growing Excellence’

at North Arm State School and ESS’s ‘Write On’ offer students further opportunity to pursue writing excellence. Eumundi and North Arm students are excited to be participating in the 2022 Eumundi Voice Writing Competition. Eumundi Voice will publish some of the entries after the closing date. Competition sponsors will award prizes at parades at both schools towards the end of Term 3. Genevieve Kenna, Organiser Eumundi Voice Writing Competition

First Nations people Our First Nation people seek to establish a Voice to a Parliament enshrined in the Constitution. Eumundi marked the beginning of Reconciliation Week on 27 March with a presentation by Hope O’Chin, a Kabi-Kabi elder, educator and artist. She began with stories of her people and her vibrant paintings were projected onto a screen at the Eumundi CWA hall. Senior Advisor First Nation Partnerships SCC, Stephen Mam and Community Partnerships

Natalied King, Janet Millington Eumundi CWA President, Hope O’Chin & Stephen Mam Officer Natalied King, supported Hope and distributed materials for consideration by participants. Hope spoke of the Uluru Statement from the Heart which is an invitation from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.

WHATEVER THE WEATHER Coming from Scotland, I’m used to the rain, but the last few weeks have brought on a little nostalgia. In those days, if it was pouring, we’d throw a blanket over the horse and still ride and wet weather was always about wearing head to toe waterproofs and hitting the golf course. Luckily most of the Hinterland buyers I’ve met over the past few weeks have done similar, recognising that our wet spells are a part of living in this beautiful area and sometimes the greenness of acreage absolutely pops with beauty after or in the rain. If you’re thinking of selling your home, I’ll be there, rain or shine. Umbrellas for buyers, doormats to protect the floors. Contact me today to see how I can help you sell. Whatever the weather.


This year’s National Volunteer week theme is Better Together. Eumundi and the hinterland have proud records of volunteering outcomes, achieving change for the better over many years and bringing people together to build better communities. The last two years have posed particular challenges for community organisations and businesses. Health and wellbeing and changed circumstances have affected the capacity of individuals to volunteer. Now that ordinary routines are returning it is time to grow our volunteer numbers. Volunteer opportunities in community organisations are beneficial for individuals to build on existing skills and develop new contacts. Better Together! Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade

With all this wet weather it is a tall order to promote our local rural fire brigade. The brigade is always successful in attracting new recruits when apocalyptic images of the east coast of Australia on-fire fill our media. In between times fire brigade volunteers quietly go about learning and preparing for when the flush of vegetation growth brought about by all this rain inevitably dries out. When this does occur, and we get called out for a wildfire, we will be ready. But we need your help! The yellow trucks don’t

roll out of the shed by magic. It takes trained volunteers to respond and this training takes time. We need more volunteers now while it is quiet so we can prepare. There has been an increase in people moving into the area in the last few years, making the most of the work-from-home transition driven by metropolitan Covid lockdowns. Connecting to a new community can be difficult, particularly if you’re working by yourself with limited local interactions. Joining your local brigade will connect you to the community – people and landscape. People who work from home can be great volunteers if your work is not constrained by set hours. We respond to brigade callouts 24x7 and can work around your flexible employment arrangements. Experience is not necessary as it’s likely you have transferable skills you can bring to the brigade.

This page is sponsored from funds raised from market car parking to acknowledge and support Eumundi’s

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Come along to a brigade training night at our shed on Napier Rd right in the middle of the market site. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Eumundi State School P&C

ESS is a vital hub of the Eumundi community and the P&C works hard to raise funds to contribute to the ongoing needs of the school and students’ wellbeing. Currently ESS welcomes anyone skilled in accountancy/Xero – perhaps a retired bookkeeper or accountant who’d like to keep their skills honed – to join the executive committee as Treasurer. The role of President is also available. Other volunteer opportunities arise when we have sausage sizzles at major sports days and events such as discos, so we’re always looking for someone who is handy with a pair of BBQ tongs or happy to serve food and drinks. A blue card is required. It is incredibly rewarding to be involved with the P&C and give back to the community to benefit ESS children and families. Please email: and we will be happy to answer any questions.

the support and assistance of volunteer groups on all three entry gates off Albert St and Napier Rd. Each volunteer team includes at least one cashier and one field volunteer. There is now an opportunity for new groups to join the roster, promote Eumundi and its markets, grow friendships and skills and generate funds for their group’s preferred charity, not-for-profit club or project. Many volunteers have been volunteering at the carpark since opening and find it a great way to generate a regular income for their particular cause. Most take a regular monthly shift either on a Wednesday or a Saturday, rain, hail or shine. There are vacancies at the moment and we would love to hear from you. To join the volunteer team or for further information contact the Operations Manager on 0402 215 560 or email:

Eumundi Markets carpark volunteering The Eumundi Markets carpark has been operating since 2008 as a community project of Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO). For all this time the carpark has relied on

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(From L) Director Josef Hextall, EHA President Donata Page & MP for Fairfax Ted O’Brien (C. Eileen Walder)

Eumundi Museum re-opens Eumundi Museum is open after two years of renovations. At the 31 May ceremony Eumundi Historical Assn’s (EHA) President Donata Page outlined the achievements in design, planning, construction and conservation that have resulted in a museum which celebrates and showcases Eumundi’s rich heritage. Federal Member of Fairfax Mr Ted O’Brien MP, who flew from Canberra that morning, officially opened the museum and congratulated everyone involved in their achievement. SCC Cr David Law and State member for Ninderry Dan Purdie sent their congratulations for the completion of stage one of the renovations.

Donata used a colourful analogy of a football match to give a little of the history of the renovation project. The opposing players of budget, rain and Covid. The umpire of SCC’s heritage architect. The our-side team of Ecolibrium architects, builder Peter Collins, Arrow Electricians, painters Paul, Shane and Charlie, Bello Vetro for glass work, and AirRite for climate-controlled space. She acknowledged the significant funding and grants including the Gambling Community Benefit Fund; Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism Program; Federal Salute Their Service Grants; and the support of State and Federal Members of Parliament. Key contributors also included Original Eumundi Markets Board, SCC annual Community Partnership grant and Cooroy RSL. Donata asked, “How do you start on a project of this magnitude? How do you do justice to the responsibility of the safekeeping of Eumundi’s history? You start with a concept, a vision, and that concept and vision came from Eumundi Museum Director and Curator Joe Hextall.” “A town of this size is lucky to have a museum of this calibre,” said Joe. This is due in part to

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the SCC heritage levy and “the establishment of the market and the fact it was taken over by EHA back in the 1980s, giving them revenue”. Today, through the hard, diligent work of a small group of volunteers, EHA has raised enough to renovate the School of Arts Hall, the original museum building over the road, and now have provided the majority of funds to renovate the town’s museum”. In summary Donata said, “This building will

now stand for another 120 years. The museum tells Eumundi’s story. It acknowledges the Kabi Kabi our First Nation peoples and those early settlers who pioneered here. It acknowledges the growth and development of Eumundi and it will continue to add to the story. Eumundi – your museum is open. Visit us regularly!” Ruth Hickey Eumundi Museum is now open 10am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday and entry is free.

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Give the dogs a helping hand PTSD Dogs Australia are wagging their tails with excitement as they launch Club Draw, their new fundraising initiative. For as little $2 per week you can go into the draw for a chance to win the $2,000 weekly prize and help raise muchneeded funds for the vital work these dogs do. The organisation rescues abandoned and homeless dogs from pounds and shelters and trains them to become loyal and supportive

Expanded garden organics service starts from Monday 11 July, 2022.

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Going potty? After the incredible rains and flooding road users are suffering from potholes which can cause damage to vehicles. It’s very disconcerting to hear the resounding ‘crunch’ as the wheels suddenly dip and one can only hope there’s no damage to the car. Driving at night on Eumundi

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Range Rd/Nandroya Rd is dangerous as cars swerve to avoid the large holes. While road patching is meeting the challenge in some areas, put on your Civic Hat and advise SCC or Noosa Council of the location of potholes to help them get our roads in a safe condition.

To report a pothole on state-controlled roads contact the DTMR on 07 5451 7055, or email For state-controlled roads check:

SCC Div 10 Cr David Law said council “always appreciates the community’s assistance in locating and alerting us to any repairs needed, especially on local residential streets. Before you report potholes or damage, check if the road is owned by the local council or the State Government.” Check Queensland Traffic Road Lookup website to see if you should contact council or the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) to ensure the repair job is directed to the correct road owner. For a SCC road lodge an eRequest at, phone 07 5475 7272, or email For a Noosa Shire Council road submit an online service request to

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Emotional wellbeing for animals You talk to your dog, don’t you? You chat to your cat, or you whisper to your horse? All of us who have animals do talk to them as if they understand what we are saying. Imagine your surprise if you asked your animal a question and heard an answer! That is exactly what happened to me. My horse seemed to be sulking and would not come into the yard for his feed. After calling him several times I walked up to him saying out loud, “What is the matter with you Dallas?” I heard this loud, deep voice say, “Why did you get another horse? Wasn’t I good enough?” I was stunned and the bolt of pain I felt in my heart was overwhelming. I burst into tears, realising I had heard an expression of his feelings and what I felt was his emotional pain. I had indeed bought another horse who had been getting more of my attention and Dallas, my first horse, obviously didn’t like it. This was when I realised that I could hear what animals are feeling. It started me on a journey that led to courses and workshops


with others who are in the business of hearing animals’ thoughts and feelings. I studied with an international animal communicator and undertook energy healing workshops with animal healers from around Australia. I was already working as a counsellor, specialising in dream therapy and symbol work to help people resolve their emotional issues. As I heard from more animals about the emotional issues they have, or the emotional issues they take-on from their owners, I became determined to help as many animals as I could. There are so many animals out there who are not understood. It is fascinating to see how often animals reflect to their owners the emotional issues they pick up from being around them. It is often the case that to help your animal get over a particular emotion you may need to resolve it in yourself too. That is where the combination of my skills as a qualified counsellor works in conjunction with my gift of being able to hear and sense animals’ thoughts and feelings. Animals also have their own issues, which may even be ancestral, and they experience the same sort of pain and confusion as we do. I have the ability to get in tune with the animal and hear, see or feel what they have to say. I then use energetic healing to help resolve the issue. Sometimes the resolution is immediate, sometimes it takes a few sessions. So … if your life is being dominated by a 4kg bundle of fur, your dog’s behaviour has suddenly changed, your horse is sulking, or you just want to know what your animal would like to tell you maybe I can help. Anne Winning, Reiki practitioner and animal communicator

incidents. We executed search warrants relating to dangerous drugs with 9 offenders being charged with 14 offences. Eumundi Police also detected 2 drug drivers and 2 drink drivers this month. The highest reading was a 30yr old Doonan woman who rolled her vehicle whilst having a blood alcohol concentrate of 0.226%. Police, fire and ambulance were called to the scene and it was a miracle nobody was hurt and no other vehicles were involved.

May was a busy month for Eumundi Police with 47 calls for service and emergency response jobs. We had 2 reported burglary offences in Cash Rd and Memorial Dr, 3 stolen vehicles and 3 stealing from vehicles matters. All are currently under investigation. Police are investigating 7 video surveillance of fuel drive-offs from Doonan United. Eumundi Police are investigating a Eumundi assault, 3 fraud offences including identity fraud and have finalised investigations for 12 domestic

During June Highway Patrol/Road Policing Units are doing a school safety traffic enforcement operation relating to illegal parking near crossings and unsafe children’s drop-offs. We have received many complaints from ESS parents, crossing guards and teachers regarding unsafe drop-offs. These are all forwarded to Highway Patrol as part of their duties. Some of the complaints appear to be the same parents every time doing the wrong thing. Please do the right thing for the sake of all kids’ safety. Sgt Ryan Hanlon – Officer in Charge Eumundi Police ,131444 – Policelink


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and beauty of the island. They admired the spirit of the youngsters, playing soccer without boots or uniforms, and were amazed at the generosity of villagers who happily shared their basic food despite little or no income.

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Boots for Bali Eumundi Voice regularly highlights outstanding work done by individuals or groups in supporting those in need. This issue we feature the selfless work by locals Eileen and David Walder in improving the lives of families in several impoverished villages in Bali. The 2008 Bali bombings severely affected tourism and income for many people. The Walders decided to go to Bali at this time and immediately fell in love with both the people

The Walders returned three times that first year and began a tiny project called Boots for Bali to collect second-hand football boots for the local Bugbug/Samuh boys. The “adoption” of a tiny kindergarten in Samuh village soon followed. It consisted of two rooms with dirt floors, an odd assortment of tiny tables and chairs and was filled with gorgeous tiny tots who sang and danced for the two Australian visitors. Since 2008 the Walders have fully equipped five villages with two school soccer teams and two volleyball teams. They have furnished two kindergarten classrooms and a teachers’ room, funded a three-year lease on the kindergarten land, built a kitchen so no child goes hungry, provided safe play equipment, and given two complete sets of uniforms, ceiling fans, teachers’ chairs and a covered walkway. Eileen and David have also paid an overdue water bill and helped

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well despite having a classroom open to the elements, sitting on the floor and sharing books.

Bali 2014 to build and equip a special needs room for disabled children so that no child in the village is prevented from attending. In 2015 Smiley, a good friend of theirs, opened a volunteer school with the help of the Walders and money from his warung (roadside stall). The children learnt to read, write, do basic maths and learn English because without it they have few employment prospects. Eileen hosted a visit from the staff at Sunshine Coast University in 2017 who witnessed, firsthand, the youngsters’ determination to do

Neither Smiley nor Putu, his teacher, receive pay but with help from donations and the sale of recycled objects somehow the school survived until Covid hit. Once again the people suffered as tourism shut down, resorts and businesses laid-off staff and Smiley’s school closed. This was a tragedy as many Balinese families cannot afford the government charges for their children to attend school. After two years Smiley opened his warung to feed the needy and the occasional returning tourist. A group called Budi’s Trash Heroes have once again started cleaning up to raise funds to support the planned reopening of the school which means renegotiating with the landowner. The Walders, of course, will be right in the thick of things and are planning to return to Bali soon. To find out more about Boots for Bali visit the Facebook site or contact the Walders, email: Well done you two! Greg Ison




If you don’t have an EPOA already, start a conversation with someone you trust about what you would like to happen should you become incapable of making decisions about your finances and/or personal and healthcare. This can be confronting but not as much as when the need arises and you haven’t had that conversation. Don’t forget to translate that conversation into an actual EPOA document.

3 Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) – my five top tips In this final article on Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) arrangements I give you my top five tips for both the person making the EPOA and the appointed attorney.


Everyone should have an EPOA, it’s not just for older people. An EPOA can minimise stress for you and your family and protect your interests. It is never too early – but it can be too late to have an EPOA in place.

If appointing more than one attorney, think about how they will communicate and get on together. Ideally you’d want to avoid friction. If you are thinking of appointing someone who lives overseas, think about how that could impact their ability to assist you.


My own experience as an attorney is that it can be very time consuming at times, for example if entering residential aged care, and heavy on paperwork. Good record keeping is essential so factor that in when thinking about the best person to be your attorney.


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New garden bins coming soon principal. Your role is to enable the principal to live their best possible life by making the best possible decisions on their behalf. Be scrupulous about keeping your own financial interests separate from those of the principal. Make sure you are across your legal obligations and responsibilities. Be aware you cannot sell land or property on behalf of the principal, including the family home, unless you have registered your EPOA with the Qld Titles Office for a $200 fee. For Obligations of Attorneys under an enduring document visit: Don’t delay. Get your EPOA in place ASAP. For more information on making an EPOA and being an attorney see the Council on the Ageing (COTA) website: Rhonda Piggott

Council’s expanded garden organics service starts Monday 11 July. Bins will be delivered to eligible properties in the coming weeks. Garden organics bins are collected on the same day as your general waste bin and on the alternate week to your recycling bin. Please don’t use your new garden organics bin until 11 July as it won’t be emptied. Search ‘bin day’ on Council’s website to find your collection day.

Horizon Festival is back! One of the most anticipated events on the Sunshine Coast calendar is back in 2022 and presenting live and in-person for the first time since 2019. The 10-day multi-arts festival will be held across the region from 26 August to 4 September. The full festival program will be released later this month. For updates, visit or follow @horizonartfest on social media platforms.

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Watch Council’s 2022-23 annual budget being delivered on Thursday 23 June at 9am. It will be followed by the Ordinary Meeting at 11am.

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(or cravings for fatty food), weight fluctuation and even suicidal thoughts.

SAD isn’t just being ‘sad’

Changes in the body’s internal clock affect the brain and body’s chemicals which usually restore with late spring and summer although a cold bout can return symptoms. The disruption to the body’s internal clock produces a drop in serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) which affects mood and disrupts the balance of melatonin, affecting sleep patterns and mood. Testing is essential as it could just be “winter blues” but for genuine SAD cases, therapy and medications are available.

Are you unpleasant when cold? Born in England I was always miserably grumpy when days shortened, bitter winds blew, temperatures dropped and snow covered the ground. In my teens I even fled UK summers, hitchhiking to France or Italy to restore my body, soul and sunny temperament. My Aussie husband, who had met me in summer and married me in winter, soon promised it would be a hot climate Down Under but my misery during Melbourne’s wet, cold winters forced a move to beautiful Eumundi. Here I continue to manage our brief winter months by avoiding other people where possible – to not ruin their days. I was 50 when numerous allergy and other tests revealed I suffered SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – a mood disorder arising during winter months. Australia reports over 500,000 cases a year with symptoms including depression on most days, sadness, feeling worthless or hopeless, sleeping problems, reduced energy, loss of interest in activities, nausea, appetite loss

Help yourself by keeping your house well lit, sit close to bright windows, buy colourful woollies, take a daily walk (even if semi-naked Southerners are frolicking in the surf ), eat a well-balanced diet, and practise relaxation techniques such as yoga, tai chi and meditation. Start a new hobby – I just bought a sewing machine – or splurge on lots of new books and stick to your treatment plan. The New York Strategist (24 Nov 2019) recommends SAD lamps or even glasses for the SAD days ahead. Dr William Redd of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai claims lighttherapy glasses treat mood changes that come with shorter days. Next winter, like me, you can be prepared for SAD and know you aren’t just being ‘sad’. Visit: Eileen Walder

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Traveston rail disaster 1925 On 9 June 1925 Qld’s worst rail disaster to date occurred at Traveston. Ten people were killed and 48 injured when the Rockhampton Mail derailed on a high trestle bridge while en route from Brisbane to Rockhampton. A luggage van and passenger car plunged off the bridge and dragged a second passenger car off the tracks. Reports in the local press described the carriages in the ravine below the bridge as looking like matchsticks. Rescue was difficult in the dark as the accident occurred at 2am. A team of doctors and rescuers arrived around 3.30am and worked through the rest of the night to help the injured and identify the dead. The cause of the accident was never clearly established but was thought to have occurred after part of the brake shoe fell from the goods vehicle. The goods van had travelled erratically over 2kms before finally plunging off the rails over the bridge near Traveston. Passengers had noticed the rough travelling conditions but had been reluctant to pull the emergency brake due to a fine that was equivalent to a week’s wages. An enquiry into the accident resulted in restrictions on the use of goods vans on goods trains and in baggage cars being built specially for use on passenger trains. Rhonda Piggott

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