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Hi Everyone Here in our office where females significantly out number males, you might not be surprised that on occasion our gossip turns to the topic of engagements and weddings. With this February featuring a 29th day, our conversation recently turned to the topic of women proposing to men on the Leap Year Day. Our lovely young receptionist Sarah had no idea what we were talking about so I thought we should make it our mission to make sure our local ladies new about the tradition! We put the call out on our Facebook site letting everyone know that if there were any local ladies who would like to take up the opportunity but were a little anxious about saying the words out loud – then we have the answer. GCNews is happy to provide free 5cm classifieds for you to ask the question.
Mel Sheppard of Beerwah posted a great response on Facebook which I am sure she won’t mind me sharing with you all. Mel said ‘I did it four years ago and have been happily married for almost three years. So go for it ladies!!!! Sometimes we need to make opportunities for ourselves.’ So with only two weeks to go – you still have plenty of time to think about it – just make sure you have called our office by 12.00noon on Monday, February 27 to get your ad in the paper. Regards,
This Week in GCNews Local news........................................... 3-11 Doing business........................................ 12 Make Your Kitchen Rule........................... 13 Community groups................................... 14 You said it.......................................... 16-17 Health beauty & wellbeing........................ 18 Living..................................................... 19 Out and about......................................... 20 Things 2 do............................................. 21 News in brief........................................... 22 Real estate.............................................. 23 Churches and community notices.............. 24 Trades............................................... 25-30 Gardening............................................... 30 Sports news............................................ 31 Classifieds.......................................... 32-33 Fun page................................................. 34
GCNews Deadlines The next edition of GCNews will be 22 February. Deadlines are as follows: Editorial - 12noon Friday General & trades advertising - 12noon Friday Classifieds - 12noon Monday Sports - 10.30am Monday
On the Cover Lorraine Kosmac and Carrie Illing put their culinary skills to the test every day in the kitchen of Glasshouse Country Care, where they serve up more than 200 meals a week. Read the story on page 5. All advertising and copy is accepted subject to the approval of the publisher, Blurb Communications Pty Ltd, who reserves the right to make adjustments in keeping with the general format of this publication. Compliance with the Trade Practices Act 197 rests with the advertiser. Every care will be taken in the preparation and placement of advertising but the publisher, staff or agents shall not be liable for errors or omissions or subsequent effects due to same. Any adjustments by way of remuneration or replacement advertising is at the discretion of the editor. Customers place display deadline of midday Friday will receive a proof of their Open: who Wed, Thurs Friadvertisements 9am-4pm -before Sat the & Sun 9am-1pm prepared advertisement.Rd, Arrangements can be made to receive 3 Beerburrum Beerburrum Phone: 5496a faxed 0001copy of the advertisement. No responsibility will be accepted for the inclusions of or errors in submissions received after our advertised deadline.
February 15 | WEDNESDAY
Free ‘Resume, Cover Letter and Selection Criteria’ workshop at Beerwah Library, 2.00pm 3.00pm. Bookings essential, phone the library on 5439 5200.
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Free technology workshop at Beerwah Library, 9.00am 10.30am. Learn how to set up a Facebook account, create a profile, upload photos and more. Bookings essential and filling fast, phone the Beerwah Library 5439 5200.
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Les Glover annual fishing competition. Competition kicks off Friday, February 17 from 12.00noon, finishes Saturday 3.00pm. Nomination forms available from Beerwah Pharmacy, Hair Liaisons in Beerwah and Landsborough Newsagency.
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Invitation to all carers – community morning tea information session, 10.00am at the Glasshouse Country RSL. Come along and find out about the services Carers Queensland offers and meet other carers. Bookings not necessary, for more information phone Libby Dios-Brun, president 5438 7777.
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Free workshop on marketing with no money at Beerwah Library from 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Develop knowledge and skills about innovative business techniques, free and cheap marketing strategies and how to build a business and brand. Bookings essential, phone 5439 2500.
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Teghans Dance Club is back. Dance Classes at Peachester Hall. Boys only, as well as classes for girls, women and junior. Class numbers are limited, bookings a must. For enquiries and enrolments phone 5494 9192.
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Pancake charity dinner night at Beerburrum, 6.30pm featuring musician singer Brendan Edwards. In aid of two-year-old Lucy Day from Caloundra with a rare disease needing treatment in USA costing $60,000. Lucy was born with Occuloauricular Vertebral Spectrum which means she has to rely on a bone conductor hearing aid. She was also born with craniofacial issues but this doesn't stop her smiling. Prizes and an auction, tickets only $20.00, children under 12 years $5.00, family up to four people $60.00. This will be a great family night phone Kay to make your booking on 5493 0230 or 0409 071 007!
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Sunday afternoon jazz session with the Robyn Brown Quartet at the Beerwah Hotel, 1.00pm - 4.00pm. Free entry. From Ella Fitzgerald to Miles Davis to the Beatles, this is an afternoon to sit back, relax and enjoy some incredible musicians playing some quality, laid-back jazz.
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Love or loathe the man himself, there’s one thing for certain – his mission to re-educate people on the simple pleasure of cooking wholesome food is something to behold. And so when Jamie Oliver set about bringing his Ministry of Food mobile kitchen to Australian shores, there was one man, a local in fact, who was on Jamie’s speed dial. Glass House resident Brendan Freshwater is well known to GCNews readers for his supersize vehicles - in recent years we’ve shared the details of some of his more well known projects, including the mobile library, the mobile Breastscreen clinic and the Blood Donormobile, but for the past year, he has been working secretly on his latest project, the very first Australian Ministry of Food mobile kitchen, which made its debut in Queensland last month. Brendan said most of the 70 staff at his business, Specialised Vehicle Manufacturing, were directly involved in the design and construction of the 23.3 tonne, 14.6m long mobile kitchen, a project which was kept under lock and key throughout the six month process. He said not even the staff themselves were aware of the celebrity behind their latest project, and those that were had to maintain strict confidentiality. And while Brendan and his team have plenty of experience building custom designed vehicles, the mobile kitchen, quite literally, broke the mould.
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Brendan Freshwater The logistics are mind boggling. At the push of a button, one person can have the mobile kitchen (which features 20 induction hot plates six ovens, and a 2090 litre walk in fridge) is completely self-sufficient in terms of energy and water, set up and operational. Featuring a demonstration station and four work stations, it provides 52 square metres of usable, flat kitchen space and a further six square metres of external undercover area, however when collapsed, the whole unit is only 2.5 metres wide. Technical details aside, what everyone wants to know is whether Brendan has yet met the man behind the ministry of food revolution. “No, I haven’t met him yet, but we are hoping to in the near future, when Jamie is expected to fly into the country for a short visit to check out the new mobile kitchen,” Brendan said. Looks like my cookbook will go unsigned for a little longer….
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If you’ve yet to jump on the solar band wagon, it’s high time you got in touch with Mooloolah resident and recent Australia Day award winner Ross Smith.
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Ross’s business, Eco-Fit Australia, offers energy assessments for a range of properties, from homes to club houses, helping homeowners, community groups, clubs and businesses right across the coast to reduce their energy bills. Last month he was awarded a Fisher Community Australia Day Award, as well as being nominated for Council’s Living Smart Glossies awards, and 2011 Queensland Climatesmart award. But Ross remains humble about the recognition. “My main aim is to help the local community use their energy more efficiently and in the long term, to save money,” Ross said. Ross has already helped hundreds of locals reduce their energy consumption and find their way through the solar maze. As a ecoBiz cluster leader engaged by the state government, Ross has already worked with a number of local businesses and community groups to identify energy savings, and through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, he has helped secured funding to install solar panels for the Mooloolah Community Centre, the Mooloolah Public Hall and Beerburrum Hall. Just think, your community group could be the next to benefit from the savings of going solar! Say hello to Ross, and goodbye to sausage sizzle fundraisers! But you need to act quickly with applications for the next round of funding closing later this month.
Ross, pictured far right, receiving his recent Fisher Community Australia Day Award from Peter Slipper and Fr Stuart Webb, left For more information about the state government’s solar grants for community groups and sports clubs, or how to set up an ecoBiz cluster in your area, give Ross a call on 0419 669 175, or email email@example.com), visit his website at www.eco-fit.com.au or check out the state government’s website brightthing. energy.qld.gov.au
Sustainable Home sessions Sunshine Coast Council is presenting free Sustainable Home sessions at all libraries next month. The sessions are ideal for people designing, constructing or wanting to convert an existing home into a more sustainable living space. Sunshine Coast Environment Council Executive Officer Wiebe ter Bals will explain principles for sustainable design and sustainable options for existing homes such as technology that can save energy and money.
There are many ways to save energy and water in and around the home. Sustainability takes into consideration everything from quality indoor air to safety, security, accessibility and adaptability. Find out how sustainable homes produce on-going financial savings. To book into the free session at Beerwah Library on Wednesday, February 29, at 2.00pm phone the library on 5439 2500.
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Something amazing has been happening at Glasshouse Country Care in Beerwah. In 2007, the average number of meals served daily in the day centre was 10. Today, the number is 25. In 2009, when GHCC started delivering Meals on Wheels, around 45 meals went out each week. Last week, GHCC delivered 200. Who are the people responsible for such growth? Since 2007, GHCC has employed a wonderful and creative kitchen supervisor, Lorraine, who is responsible for the production of these large numbers of meals, menu planning, including catering for those with special diets, budgeting and purchasing. Following this increase in numbers, Lorraine now has a kitchen assistant, Carrie, who adds her energy, enthusiasm and smiles to the day’s work. Assisting with the clean up and dishwashing is Jennifer, one of the centre’s long time characters. The three ladies have a happy and welcoming attitude as well as
very professional work standards. Their efforts saw the kitchen being awarded 100 per cent approval following the last inspection by the Health Department. Amongst the latest additions of equipment in the kitchen is a slicing machine, a dishwasher and cold room with a capacity of 14 cubic metres. Future plans for the kitchen will be to replace the domestic stove with a commercial one. Three cheers for the work of Lorraine, Carrie and Jennifer, from the team at Glasshouse Country Care.
Beerwah High student Chance Karlsson of Landsborough travelled to Melbourne in late January, to race in the 1/10 scale Internal Combustion Victorian State Championships (on-road). Chance was the youngest competitor at the four day event, but won the title from his Capricorn RC Melbourne team mates, Peter Jovanovic and Ashley Seaward. Anyone interested in radio control car racing can contact secretary Graham Lloyd-Jones of Sunshine Coast Radio Control Car Club on 0448 126 101. The club will advise which type of car is suitable for racing and when, where and how to join in the competition. Club membership is not required to race at club meetings.
Works resume on Peachester Range road Motorists were likely to have breathed a sigh of relief last week when the heavy machinery started up its engines on the Peachester Range Road. Work has finally commenced on cutting away part of the embankment in preparation for the widening of the road. A Roadtek spokesman said the road would be straightened and guard rails installed along the edge of the road as part of the works.
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Returning Officer to set up in Beerwah The Electoral Commission of Queensland is expected to open a new office in Beerwah later this month. A spokesperson for the Commission said the new office, located in the former GCNews office in Glasshouse Country Centre, on the corner of Beerwah Parade and Swan Street, Beerwah, will open following the issue of the Writ for the State election which is expected to happen on February 19. The temporary office will be used for the purpose of the Returning Officer for the electoral district of Glass House to conduct the election from this site. The Commission spokesperson said the main service will be to provide advice to electors. “The Returning Officer will also provide nomination assistance to candidates and pre-poll services for electors voting before polling day,” the Commission spokesperson said.
Living out Loud Coming soon to Glass House – Living out Loud, a sitcom theatre series. Premiering on March 18 at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, this is your opportunity to experience live theatre in the Glasshouse hinterland. Three people from very different walks of life are thrown together as housemates, for better or worse. Nate, a drunken fool, Cate, a runaway bride, and Gretel, a fugitive from the local retirement village. The series, played out in nine episodes over five performances, follows these three completely different people who find living together to be one of the hardest things,
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True CommitmentWorking for You Having lived near Beerwah for nearly 26 years and been neighbours of Ann Ross and her family for part of this time, we have come to know her very well. At one stage during this time we also had a business in western Queensland and Ann and her mechanic husband, Jeff, operated the RACQ component for us. Ann is a conscientious and dedicated person and when she decides to ‘put her hand to the wheel‛ one can be assured of a favourable outcome. She has proved in the past she is not afraid of a challenge and we ask you to support her in the forthcoming Council elections. Jennifer and Ian Fairbrother - Beerwah-Glasshouse I first met Ann many years at Beerwah Primary School, where we were both employed as teacher aides. The skills gained by her during this time, such as helping organise school sports and fetes, and the voluntary support she gave to the school and the children, are testament to her caring nature and genuine interest in the community. A key attribute clearly evident in Ann‛s run for council is her ability to listen to and connect with people. I have enormous faith in Ann‛s abilities and what she will achieve for our community when she is elected. Bell Barnard - Beerwah
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especially for Nate and Cate, who’s instant chemistry causes some ongoing issues! Guests and recurring cast help stir the pot as well. Starring Daniel George, Kat Gorman and Joan Bowers, this is an opportunity not to be missed! And for the low price of only $5.00 each performance, or $20.00 for the season, it’s great value. Presented by GADES, this debut theatre series is quality entertainment at an affordable price, so make sure you get along to the premiere from 6.30pm on March 18 at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club for a taste of live entertainment in Glass House.
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Relief for local residents
Residents of Palmview, Glenview and Sippy Downs will be relieved to hear that the current Bruce Highway on and off ramps will remain open. After meeting with Minister for Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure Craig Wallace, Member for Fisher, Peter Slipper has been successful in stopping the proposed closures of on / off ramps along a seven kilometre strip along the Bruce Highway. “I am pleased Minister Wallace and I were able to meet and agree it’s time to go back to the drawing board and keep the current on / off ramps in place,” said Mr Slipper. “We also agreed that the Bruce Highway needs to have an upgrade but one that works best for residents and visitors to the Sunshine Coast. “I can now discuss the outcomes from this meeting with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese so that we can achieve a positive outcome once new plans are drawn up and agreed upon.” Mr Slipper sealed the deal after his meeting in Brisbane on Friday where he presented Mr Wallace with an Aussie World Garage petition signed by over 3,000 customers and residents, the collective voice of those attending Peter’s community forum at Aussie World on January 29 as well as the comments shared at the Sippy Downs and District Community Association meeting. A follow up community meeting will be organised on the Sunshine Coast later this month to present the outcomes of the meeting.
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Two international entertainers who recently settled on the Sunshine Coast have donated their talents for a bumper charity concert at Beerwah on February 28.
Two RSL sub-branches have also combined resources for the country and comedy event. The concert, with part-proceeds going to welfare funds in the leadup to Anzac Day, features Glass House comedian Ken Bennett and Landsborough rockabilly cowboy Club manager Riy Fathers with Ian B MacLeod Ian Macleod, who are celebrating of Landsborough their move to the coast. Tickets, at $25.00 for the evening meal and entertainment at Beerwah RSL are now on sale at the sub-branch (inquiries, phone 5494 0289) and with numbers limited and demand already coming from neighbouring RSL clubs, supporters should book early. The evening begins at 5.00pm with the live show from 7.30pm 10.00pm including tributes to servicemen and women in the area and acknowledgment to the sponsors. Ken Bennett, when he recently settled at Glass House with his wife and comedy partner Denise, offered a free show to the RSL and this led to him inviting his long-time performing friend Ian MacLeod to join in the concert plan. Beerwah / Peachester RSL sub-branch President John Rouhan and Glasshouse Country RSL sub-branch President Libby Dois Brun thanked the two busy professional performers for their offer. For more than 30 years Ken has been keeping audiences delighted with his endless supply of gags, ad-libbers and quirky sing-alongs. Ian MacLeod, with a career spanning five decades, has warmth, charisma and magnetism shining through whether he's dressed in black leather belting out ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, or in rhinestones and fringes crooning ‘Lovesong of the Waterfall’. Concert organisers say there is little doubt that the two men will quickly make their mark in the Glass House region. www.gcnews.com.au
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From the Schools
From Emma Offord
Beerwah students in the swim
Glasshouse Country Christian College correspondent
2012 here we are! Say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012. Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to school and work. For me, this means saying goodbye to Year 10 and hello to Year 11. A lot of things are going to be different this year. Some of my friends left at the end of last year to go to full time TAFE. Sometimes I thought how lucky they were to be able to escape from school. However, now I'm loving school even more! This year there’s new exciting things going on all around me. New teachers, new students and even some new subjects! Now that I am in Year 11, I get certain ‘privileges’. For example, I have Wednesdays off from school as a study day, well kind of. I remember envying my older brother when he had Wednesdays off. It was like he had a public holiday every week. Oh, how I looked forward to those lazy morning sleep ins. Now that it is my turn to have Wednesdays off, it hasn’t turned out quite the way I expected. Last year I applied for a school-based traineeship for a Certificate III in Media Studies, and guess what…? I got it! Now on Wednesdays, I sacrifice my late morning sleep ins for an amazing opportunity to work at GCCC but those sleep sacrifices are well worth it. I get to take photos of cute little Preppies having their first science lesson, the Year 8s building team skills by tying themselves in knots and lots of other student activities. I will also be learning graphic design, event management and even have a go at doing the Yearbook! So far, 2012 is looking great. An amazing new traineeship, great subjects with awesome teachers and positively the kindest, funniest and most incredible friends anyone could ask for.
The Beerwah State Primary School Carnival was held on Friday, February 3 at Beerwah Swimming Pool. Swimmers competed in several events throughout the day earning valuable points for their sporting houses. This year Stanley house made a splash taking out the highest points shield (457). Mellum came in second (355), Coochin was third (338) and Blue Gum came fourth (312). Mellum won the sportsmanship trophy for outstanding team
spirit and behaviour. The carnival ran smoothly due to the great efforts of Beerwah State School Staff and house captains – many of whom began their day at 7.00am putting up tents. Thanks must also go to our P&C Committee, school administration, Brendan and the team at Beerwah Swimming Pool, Glasshouse Country Coaches and the parents who all helped make the day a success.
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Beerwah SHS celebrates OP success Contributed by Tanya Hayden, deputy principal senior school Beerwah State High school 2011 graduating Year 12 students have much to be proud of. Fifty per cent of students who sat the Core Skills test received an OP of 1 – 10, with 20 per cent of these receiving an OP between 1- 5. These results are a testament to the hard work that the students have put into their studies over the past two years and also the dedication and commitment of the staff at Beerwah SHS in providing many opportunities for students to be successful. Special mention must go to OP 1 recipient Tyler Bosch. Tyler, one of the 2011 school captains, excelled both academically and also in the sporting arena. Tyler has been accepted at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra to study aeronautical engineering. “I really enjoyed my five years at Beerwah, the teachers were full of energy and I made the most of all of the many opportunities which they gave me. I have made life-long friends through Beerwah High. I would like to say thank-you to the entire school community,” he said. OP 2 recipients Maya Mohan (Dual degree Science and Engineering UQ), George Zimmermann (Bachelor of Engineering – Chemical and Material UQ) and Tessa Van Der Laan (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience UQ) all credit their success to not only hard work but the ongoing support they received from staff and students and the opportunities they had to develop their leadership skills.
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Playgroup starts at Beerburrum school
We all know how important play is to a child. From birth onwards, play helps to develop physical skills, encourages problem solving, communication, social interaction, and of course it’s great fun! At Playgroup, parents spend relaxed time with their children making friends and support networks. A weekly playgroup (affiliated with Playgroup Queensland) is starting at Beerburrum State School for parents and caregivers with children aged birth to school age. It will take place each Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm - 3.00pm meeting at the school library. Our first session will take place on Thursday, February 16. Families from outside the school community are most welcome. Please ring the school to register your interest in joining on 5496 0393.
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Beerburrum State School celebrates new facilities Andrew Powell MP, Member for Glasshouse, Division 1 Councillor Anna Grosskreutz and Ms Inge Jane Hall representing Peter Slipper MP for Fisher, joined the Beerburrum State School community to officially open the school’s new administration/resource centre recently. The facilities were built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) and National School Pride Funding, with Beerburrum State School receiving $925,000. Principal Rob Jennings said the centre has been a huge boost the school and is used every day to host a wide range of activities including committee and staff meetings, training sessions, school parades (in wet weather), and other events showcasing the school’s programs such as the end of year Music Recital. “The kids like to play board games, snuggle up on the lounges and cushions and read books together. In the near future they will also have access to computers. It’s such a bright and stimulating environment – the kids love it.” Other new projects completed within the school this year include bus shelters, re-surfaced entry/ driveway, covered sandpit, permanent outside stage, playground drainage, climbing ‘spiderweb’, re-topsoiling and drainage of oval. A ‘Green Team’ has also begun to erect vegetable gardens in preparation for the introduction of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program in 2012 for which the school has received a grant of $60,000. Beerburrum State School set a new record for enrolments in 2012 with just over 140 students entering the gates on the first day of Term One.
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If you thought bowlers might be calm and slow moving – you might be surprised to know the Glasshouse Country Ladies Bowls Club President Noelle Dean is what some would describe as an adrenaline junkie. As of last week Noelle finally completed the last task on her ‘Must Do List’ doing a tandem skydive at Caloundra on her birthday. Noelle described the experience as amazing, one of the best moments in her life, and she says she didn’t even scream at all on the way down, she just loved it, especially being able to take control of the parachute. Other tasks on her ‘Must Do List’ that she had already achieved were climbing Ayers Rock, and doing aerobatics in a tiger moth plane (with a pilot). Clearly Noelle has a head for heights because she has also flown in a hot air balloon in Egypt, taken helicopter flights and even did training to be a pilot – and the only reason she didn’t get her pilot’s license is because she didn’t like the part about landing the plane back on the ground.
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Chris Bond and her team at Active Physio Beerwah and Maleny have been providing professional allied health services to the hinterland since 1991. The Active Physio team takes a holistic approach to treatment that includes hands-on therapy to relieve pain, and advice on how to prevent future injury. In the last few years Active Physio has broadened its services to include exercise physiology. “Our exercise physiologists, Alex and Ryan, focus on ‘exercise as medicine’ for patients recovering from injury or with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity or arthritis, and also weight loss and fitness,” Chris said. Active Physio offers a wide range of exercise options, including Pilates, for all ages and fitness levels with individual and group sessions available. Ryan Day has recently joined Active Physio as part of the exercise physiology team and has taken over the Nifty 50 classes in Beerwah on a Wednesday morning. These classes are ideal for anyone over 50 (many clients are in their 70s and 80s) who want to improve strength, balance and flexibility and reduce risk of falls. Alex Magee has been working as part of the Active Physio team since July 2010 and has been running Type 2 Diabetes Education Programs in Beerwah and Maleny, fully funded by Medicare. These programs run for eight weeks to give participants the knowledge to take control of their lives and not let their diabetes control them. This program is open to anyone diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Alex is also introducing Hydrotherapy and Ai Chi Classes at the Beerwah Pool. This six week program is ‘Tai Chi’ in the water – a new and exciting concept suitable for all fitness levels and great for back and joint conditions. Services are covered by health funds, and Medicare (bulk-billed) and DVA (with GP referral). For more information please call 5494 0060 or email admin@ beerwahphysio.com.au Alex Magee, left, and Ryan Day, right
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President John welcomed all present and wished members a Happy New Year for our first meeting for the year. Suggestions for guest speakers and gardens to visit are well underway. More suggestions are welcome. Members decided to invite a representative from Energex to speak on energy conservation sometime during the year. Rob Morris commented on lack of snails and weeds when they first moved to Peachester. Their block of land was originally pine forest. Now, there are lots of snails
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Newest Beerwah Lion Doug Kippen was inducted into the membership of Beerwah lions Club on February 8 and given a very warm welcome by club members. Doug has proudly joined his
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Beerwah Neighbourhood Watch Contributed by Sheila Williams, secretary
At the meeting of Beerwah NHWQ held on February 6, we had the sad task of saying ‘goodbye’ to Councillor Anna Grosskreutz. She was presented with a small gift and a certificate to mark her 16 years as councillor and good neighbour; a plaque commemorating this has been placed on the ‘Good Neighbour Award’ shield. Councillor Anna presented our first ‘Good Neighbour Award’ of the year to Lynette Griffiths. She had been nominated by her neighbour, Lydia Ockhuisen, who wrote: ‘Lyn is an exceptional neighbour. Her husband has been in and out of hospital with cancer and in spite of this she is always available, considerate and helpful beyond belief. She looks after our dog Bon when needed, picks up mail when we are away and is the perfect neighbour. Lyn is also involved with the View Club as the Program Officer, volunteers GCNews welcomes contributions from all local community groups and service clubs. Please note the editorial deadline is 12.00noon each Friday. If you have missed the deadline your article will not be considered for the next edition. For articles that do meet the deadline every effort will be made to include them in the next edition. However if we receive more contributions than we have space available your contribution may be held over until the following week. Priority is given to articles / notices that are time specific.
and weeds. Results of the competition bench for 2011, first Coral Beutel, second Margaret Ferris. Please note – the next meeting is one week later, on Thursday, February 23, 9.30am at the Peachester Hall. This is the AGM and nominations are still open. The competition bench will be on as usual. Visitors are always Kath Howitt with her entry, welcome.
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Lions wife Gwen as a member of Beerwah Lions Club and has followed his father Dave's path into Lionism. Doug's father, Dave Kippen, became Beerwah's first sponsored District Governor, travelled overseas to many conventions, received many awards and worked diligently for the community. We also still have a few Christmas Cakes and puddings in stock. Cakes are $14.00 for 1.5kg, $10.00 for one kilogram, and puddings are $11.00 each. Cakes have a long life, keep well and mature beautifully with age, great for birthdays, Easter, anniversaries, weddings and anytime snacks. The puddings are full of fruit and great for the coming cooler months, serve with some custard, or my favourite, vanilla ice cream. Contact Lion Una Robinson 5493 0406 or contact any Lion who will be able to help. at the Information Centre at Glass House and is a friend to all in need, she does all this in a humble and kind way. She truly deserves to be recognised.’ The photograph shows Councillor Anna, Lynette, Lydia and Ron. This is our first award to someone from Glass House. Remember that the award now covers Glass House and Landsborough, so keep those nominations coming in!
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Coming state elections Boy, is it about to liven up? From where I stand, I have a memory that can go back prior the floods, yes, the first and then the second of last Christmas. By the way, where was Anna when the first lot hit? Oh, that's right, annual leave. However, when the second portion hit, what a brilliant move was then made by her Government, they called a State of Emergency. That's right, what happens then? Well the Opposition are to sit down and shut up, that's why we never heard a peep out of them and if you remember, if you had a TV that is, you
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would have noticed our Prime Minister standing behind the Premier with a silly look on her face and saying absolutely nothing also, as well as the expert Police and other experts. Our Premier had the stage all to herself, doing what she is paid to do and expected to do, nothing more and nothing less. How quickly things are forgotten, I do not have the time to reiterate, however, remember the monies donated? Especially the Queensland portion, well just how much was paid? How much is left, or better still accounted for? Where is it now? The people who need it are still waiting. I do not know the leader of the opposition, did travel to Singapore with him, he never shook my hand, walked down the opposite isle. I do feel that he is an ‘honest and a caring type’. Yes, he may make a mistake or two, however, they will be learning and he will be full on and genuine. I am very worried that Channel Nine would firstly even consider employing the ex-Premier, my second thought is, what kind of honest commitment will be bestowed on the Opposition in the lead up to this very crucial Queensland State Election. Brian Stallworthy Glass House Mountains
Drive to road conditions Local roads around the area, including the Steve Irwin Way, have suffered the impact of the ongoing wet weather we have been experiencing. Peachester locals know only too well how wet weather has delayed the reconstruction of Peachester Range Road. I can appreciate that your readers are frustrated with the state of the Steve Irwin Way and I can only reiterate that until the road is upgraded, people need to drive to the conditions in a safe and cautious manner. I would remind readers that we did have some success in 2010 in reducing the speed on either side of the Matilda Service Station to 80km and now look ahead to an upgrade from Bowen Road to Amy Drive that will include the upgrade of the Reed Street and Steve Irwin Way intersection at Glass House Mountains. I will continue to work with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure that repairs to roads in the Glass House electorate are given the priority they deserve. Andrew Powell MP Member for Glass House Shadow Minister for the Environment
Please justify How can Matilda Glass House justify their huge price jump on LPG? Their usual price was 69.9 P/L, on Friday, February 3 it was 75.9, and on Saturday, February 4, it was 74.9. On Saturday, February 4, I drove three kms to the Mobil Roadhouse at Glass House and filled up my LPG for 65.9 which is their usual price. Wayne Pinna Glass House Mountains
Poor relations? Dell Winkler asks ‘where have you been’ of our current councillor (GCNews February 8). I couldn't have put it better. The last time I saw Cr McKay was when she door knocked me prior to the last election. I suppose that will be the next time I see her, when she seeks my support for another term. I'd like the councillor to list the things she has personally achieved for Landsborough, Mooloolah Valley, Glenview and Palmview. Rhetoric is not needed, just some hard facts that we can judge her by. Yes we are ratepayers but are treated like poor relations when compared to Maleny and Palmwoods. Funny that. But when / if she calls again, I will tell her face to face what I think of the last four years representation. Joanna Aitken Landsborough
In response to BM of Bellthorpe It is quite evident conclusions BM has arrived at are in no way related to the facts which allows us to excuse BM`s belief that Mr Powell is not a part of the Qld Government and that being in Opposition allows the duly elected Representative leeway in delivering the best outcome to their constituents. Being in Government does not automatically entitle one to the Blue Tights and Red Cape, as has been patently displayed by Mr Wallace`s inept performance. Both Mr Wallace and Mr Powell have been unable or unwilling to respond to the many requests to meet with regular users of the Range Road and clarify the situation. BM bemoans the three months of no representative reply, four years since the initial damage to the Range. The Poddydodger
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Flood Mitigation The below letter was sent to the Courier-Mail on January 12 but wasn’t published. I don't consider myself any smarter than the average Queenslander, but ‘blind Freddie’ could see what was going on. Now we, as taxpayers, are footing the bill for highly paid bureaucrats to discover the very same thing. Not to mention the possibility of compensation pay outs in future from the public purse. I still maintain that Wivenhoe's 'raison d'etre' is flood mitigation. The water authority looked on it as an extra holding for expensive water and not to be released until the very last minute if required. Yes, I think that class actions will run into billions and keep the lawyers busy for years to come. I experienced the 1974 floods in Brisbane and was later assured that the construction of the Wivenhoe Dam would see an end to major flooding in Ipswich and the Brisbane suburbs into the future. To allow the Wivenhoe to reach a level that required the release of millions of megalitres into the Brisbane River, on top of the massive rainfall, must surely be seen as totally irresponsible by the bureaucrats that now run our water infrastructure. Knowing that the dam was at 100 per cent, earlier in the 2010 year, as well as Somerset Dam, and that the Bureau of Meteorology was forecasting a wetter than normal summer rain season, the Wivenhoe should have been releasing water, at a controlled flow, well before the latest heavy rain event. By reducing the Wivenhoe to a level of around 50 per cent, this would have allowed for catchment run off as well as overflow from Somerset. With the Wivenhoe at almost 200 per cent, there is no room for maneuvering and the release of water is essential to maintain the integrity of the dam wall. So Ipswich and Brisbane flooding can be laid squarely at the lack of foresight by those highly paid individuals in charge. I wonder if they are prepared to accept responsibility for the billions of dollars damage done to public and private infrastructure. James Aitken Mooloolah Valley
Questions over pathway
Ken Leith (GCNews February 8) has asked the question that many residents would like the answers to. I, for one, am at a loss to understand why, a pathway to Australia Zoo? When there are other areas where our rate dollar could be spent more wisely and with a greater benefit to the well being, health and safety of residents of all ages. Have our councillors become so far removed from the important and everyday issues that concern residents, that this pathway could be passed without considering the unfinished pathway between Beerwah and Glasshouse? Dell Winkler Landsborough
On behalf of the Queensland Police Service Beerwah, senior sergeant Bruce Duck recently accepted the pride in workmanship award plaque. Rotary member Peter Farrell presented the plaque in recognition of the ongoing fine work our police do in our community.
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Living Well Photographer's Corner With the Grafx Group Contributed by Phillip Crowe
Brisbane at dusk
Our photography group goes on field excursions to try out our photographic skills in new settings. Recently we went to the park above the Kangaroo Point cliffs in Brisbane to photograph the city skyline at dusk. I was surprised at how busy it was there at that time of day. There were exercise classes, runners, and many photographers in addition to our group taking advantage of the dramatic view of the city at that time of day. We took a series of photographs as the light faded in the evening sky. Because of the low level of illumination, a slow shutter speed was necessary to capture the scene. In this case, the exposure was for eight seconds.
It wasn’t possible therefore to handhold the camera, so a tripod was required. Even the slightest movement of the camera would have produced a blurred image. A remote shutter release device was also helpful to ensure the camera didn’t move, even slightly, when the shutter button was pressed. The photo was taken on a Canon EOS 450D at
f 5.6 with an ISO of 100 and a focal length of 18 mm. U3A Grafx Group meets at Beerwah Library each Thursday from 3.00pm.
Are you making your kids fat? Parents need to stop burying their heads in the sand and take action to help their overweight kids, according to best-selling low-fat cookbook author and weight loss expert Annette Sym. Hoping to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity, the author of the ‘Symply Too Good To Be True’ cookbook series has launched a new FREE guide to help parents teach their kids healthy eating habits. The e-book, ‘Healthy Kids R Happy Kids’, contains lots of tips for healthy snacks and lunchboxes, as well as some great low-fat recipe ideas and strategies for dealing with fussy eaters, hungry teens and bad food habits. With obesity in both adults and children at its highest level in history, Annette said now more than ever parents should feel concerned if they have an overweight toddler or child. "Children may seem to not care about their size but I know from my own personal experience what it’s like to be the fat kid in the playground – it can be a place of heartache," she said. Annette said overweight children were more likely to suffer from low self-esteem, depression, rejection from peers and the increased risk of becoming obese adults with chronic health problems. "The most common reasons kids gain weight are overeating, poor food choices and lack of exercise,” she said. “With my new e-book, parents can learn how to lead by example and give their children the help and support they need to learn healthy eating habits for life.
For those needing inspiration in the kitchen, the book contains low-fat versions of kids' favourites such as sausage rolls, chicken bites, chewy muesli bars, pikelets and iced patty cakes.”
Annette has devised the following tips for healthier, happier kids. Annette's top 10 tips for healthy kids: 1. Stock the pantry and fridge with healthy foods only – children have very little willpower and if biscuits and chips are in the cupboard, they will eat them even if they know they shouldn’t. 2. Replace sugary soft drinks and juices with water – remember it’s not just fat, but sugar that can lead to weight gain. A two litre bottle of soft drink has 43 teaspoons of sugar, while one 375ml can has around nine teaspoons. 3. Avoid takeaway foods which are high in saturated fat – a meal from a well known hamburger joint can contain as much as 80g of fat. The key is everything in moderation. A takeaway is fine once a month, but it should not be a daily or weekly routine. 4. Don’t over feed your kids – when serving up meals remember their stomach is much smaller than yours. You should be able to see the difference between your serve and theirs. Don’t ever force them to eat everything on their plate. Let them recognise the signs of feeling full.
5. Keep a plentiful supply of healthy snacks – avoid muesli bars and supermarket snack packs as they can be high in fat, sugar or salt. Allocate a baking day once a month and make healthy muffins, pikelets and low-fat corn chips. Fresh fruit, high-fibre cereal, yogurt and rice crackers are all good snack choices, while home-made mini pizzas or jaffles are great for hungry teens. 6. Pack them a healthy lunchbox each day – choose multigrain or wholemeal bread for sandwiches as they are lower in GI and have more fibre. Healthy fillings include leftover lean meat, low-fat cheese, egg, tuna and salad. Avoid supermarket spreads as they will not keep children feeling full for very long and offer little nutritional value. 7. Get crafty with fussy eaters – if your child won’t eat vegetables make recipes that hide them, such as my macaroni beef. The carrot and zucchini are grated and therefore well camouflaged. Some children are happy to eat raw vegetables instead of cooked ones, so encourage this. 8. Make sure they get a healthy start to the day – eating a good breakfast kick starts your metabolism and boosts energy and concentration. High fibre cereals, eggs, cheese on toast, lean bacon and baked beans are all good choices. My favourite cereals are Weet-Bix, All Bran, Sultana Bran, Vita Brits and porridge because they are high in fibre, and low in sugar and salt. 9. Be the boss – don’t let your child dictate what they want to eat. Given a choice, a child will probably pick a hamburger and fries for dinner as opposed to roast chicken and vegetables. Don’t have an open pantry policy – insist that children ask for food instead of helping themselves. 10. Never tell a child they are fat, even if in jest – little comments like ‘don’t eat that' or 'you’ll get fat’ can lead a child into an eating disorder so please think before you speak. Unless your child is obese never put them on a diet, just give them healthy choices and as they grow they will balance out. Annette's ‘Healthy Kids R Happy Kids’ is a FREE resource and can be ordered online at www. symplytoogood.com.au FEBRUARY 15 2012 |
Out and About Mooloolah Community Barbeque
There was certainly plenty of good food and company at the Mooloolah and District community barbeque earlier this month, with record crowds to start the year off on a fine note. Make sure you don’t miss the next one, on Friday, March 2, and make sure you pop into the community Op Shop while you are there. The Op Shop’s normal opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9.00am - 1.00pm.
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Ingrid Anderson, Jonah and Ben Van Noordennen Eli, Sonia and Aneisha Clark Maddy, Boof and Blue Bob and Carol Morris Jay, Val, Helen, Tony, Dot, Di and Desi catch up The monthly barbeque at the Mooloolah Community Centre, held on the first Friday of the month from 5.00pm - 8.00pm, is supported White’s IGA, and are a great way to meet other locals, and catch up with friends
Grants available for environmental works on private land
Landholder Environment Grants
Private landholders are invited to apply for a Landholder Environment Grant to assist with environmental works on their properties
Landholders can apply for assistance to carry out natural resource management projects such as: • • • • • • •
fencing to restrict stock access to significant vegetation, creeks and rivers installing off-stream stock watering points and stock crossings revegetation of degraded areas or to establish vegetation corridors soil conservation works, sediment and erosion control control of environmental weeds to rehabilitate native vegetation areas restoring habitat for rare or threatened species modification of existing fencing to make it more wildlife friendly
Priority will be given to projects with high ecological values
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Looking for funding to support your community organisation or arts project? Sunshine Coast Council Community Grants
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Talk to a Grants Ofcer to: ► develop your project ► create a compelling grant application. For project support, grants information and assistance in completing your online application, phone or email: ► Community Grants – phone 5441 8616 ► RADF – phone 5441 8385 ► email at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit council’s website for grant applications and more information.
Applications close 5pm Thursday 1 March 2012 www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/grants www.gcnews.com.au
Things 2 Do Centenary Celebrations at Bankfoot House
In 2012, the Friends of Bankfoot House, in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Clark sisters’ historic climb of two mountains, and their use of Bankfoot House as their base on the Empire Day weekend in 1912. The commemorative event will also recognise their cycling feat of riding from Brisbane to the Glasshouse Mountains, and return, over less than ideal road conditions. Festivities at Bankfoot House on Sunday, May 27 are expected to include best decorated bicycle competition, bicycle tyre derby (age limits), workshops on bicycle maintenance, guided tours of Bankfoot House, display of vintage bicycles and much more. Bankfoot House Open Day, Sunday, May 27, 9.00am - 4.00pm. Contact Friends of Bankfoot House Inc. email@example.com, president Ron Gillinder phone 0407 760 989.
2012 Gympie Music Muster Early Bird Tickets
The 2012 Optus Gympie Music Muster is already gearing up for a massive delivery with Early Bird Ticket Sales now on offer. For those keen to grab a bargain and secure their place at the iconic event this August, Early Bird tickets are a welcome return and are on sale through www.muster.com.au The 2012 Optus Gympie Music Muster will take place at the Amamoor Creek State Forest Thursday to Sunday August 23 - 26. Tickets are on sale now at www.muster.com.au or by calling the office 5482 2099.
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Author boot camp
Local editor and author’s consultant Alex Mitchell from Landsborough has teamed up with prolific author Kama Frankling for an author’s boot camp on Saturday – Sunday, February 25 - 26 in Buderim to help budding authors to come away with a step by step, personalised action plan to get their book finished. To find out more, visit www.AuthorSupportServices.com/Events.
All the action of the rodeo at Woodford
March 16 - 17 will see the professional cowboys and cowgirls descend on Woodford for the National Rodeo Association rodeo. Competitors will be coming from all points of the compass to take part in the action, with large nominations in all rodeo events expected. From steer wrestling and roping to barrel racing at the timed event end of the arena to the high flying bucking broncs and the ever popular and spectacular bull ride, the cream of Australia’s best competitors will be there. So the stage is set for some great action at this year’s NRA rodeo with the gates opening early at 5.00pm for the Friday night for the barrel racing and novelty events and on Saturday, gates open at 10.00am for the Ute Muster followed by a 1.00pm slack with a full rodeo commencing at 4.00pm. Top country rock band ‘Deep Creek’ will carry the festivities from 9.00pm to midnight. So come along for the action and fun of the Woodford rodeo with something to please everyone and support not only Woodford’s local cowboys, but all of Australia’s best cowboys. Rodeo competitors can contact Doug Chicken on 0407 134 116 with enquiries. All other enquiries contact John 0415 475 466.
A helping hand
A fundraising event for the ‘Friends of Ebenezer’, supporting orphaned Zambian children to be held on Saturday, March 3, 10.00am - 1.00pm at the Buderim Uniting Church. Morning tea $15.00 per person, includes a gift bag with morning tea. Ten per cent donated to Ebenezer with sales from Mary Kay cosmetics, Intimo Lingerie, ‘Crafty Aunty’ by Lindy, Buderim Candle Co and Karen from Forever Green. Enquiries to Mary-Ann 0414 981 021 or Cathy 0411 867 256. www.gcnews.com.au
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A group of Caloundra Street residents in Landsborough who fear lives are at risk from bungled curbing and channelling out the front of their complex are pleading with Sunshine Coast Council to fix the problem. The group, who live in a housing complex at 44 Caloundra Street in Landsborough, first approached council about the problem 18 months ago and Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has been working with the group for months to find a solution. “We have phoned Main Roads and spoken to the Director’s office … who have assured us this is a council road,” Mr McArdle said. “Paramedics come to this complex once every six weeks and they can’t get in or out properly. “There was one incident where an 80-year-old resident was asked to stand out in the street and stop traffic to let the ambulance in, that’s ridiculous and very dangerous. “At the end of the day council must put in proper curb and channelling to protect the people that live here.” Resident Moira Dowden said it was extremely unsafe for people to try and park out the front of the complex, and those who attempted to park on the footpath had been threatened by council with a $200.00 fine. “We need a safe place for carers, cleaners and elderly visitors to park,” she said. “They’ve been told to park a couple hundred metres down the road near a playground, but that’s not good enough.” Mrs Dowden said residents also had nowhere to place their garbage bins safely. She said the group had been liaising with Division one councillor Anna Grosskreutz but to no avail. “If we have to wait for our mayor and councillor to retire and a change in government for something to happen Member for Caloundra, Mark McArdle with then that’s pretty weak,” she said. Landsborough resident Moira Dowden
Means test about fairness Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said the private health insurance rebate should be means-tested to bring about fairness for taxpayers. “It is not fair for low and middle income earning Australians to be subsidising the health insurance of households with incomes of more than $250,000 a year,” she said. Ms Plibersek said the Government first announced its policy to introduce a means-test of the private health insurance rebate in the 2009-10 Budget and took the policy to the 2010 election. “Nearly eight million private health insurance policy holders won’t be affected by the changes at all.” Treasury modelling says that 99.7 per cent of policy holders will keep their cover if the government is successful in as a result of the Government's plans to means-test the rebate. Individuals earning $83,000 or less, or families earning $166,000 or less, would not be affected at all in the next financial year. In the next financial year, the rebate would only cut out completely for singles once they were earning more than $129,000 a year. A family would have to be earning $258,000 or more in the next financial year before they’d lose the rebate altogether.
Speed limit increase for Caloundra Road The speed limit on Caloundra Road between Racecourse Road and Kawana Way Link Road will be increased from 80km/h to 100km/h by the end of this month. Transport and Main Roads Regional Director (North Coast) Dennis Tennant said the speed limit on this section of Caloundra Road was investigated in response to community feedback. Mr Tennant said the department would also undertake works including signage, line marking and installing a wire rope barrier in the median to maximise the safety of the road with its new speed limit. www.gcnews.com.au
Home and Property Guide Investment market turns a corner
A convergence of attractive property prices, strong demand from tenants, and improving confidence in the real estate sector is encouraging more investors into the property market, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics housing finance figures for November found the number of investors in Queensland increased by more than 16 per cent over the month. This return to investor activity, while still slightly below historical averages, is also being driven by the lower interest rate environment that is now in play. ‘‘After being in hibernation for most of 2011, investors are starting to return to the market with REIQ accredited agencies also reporting a more buoyant mood since about November,’’ REIQ CEO Anton Kardash said.
‘‘These tentative signs of recovery, however, can only be sustained if confidence levels continue to improve. The key to this is having an interest rate regime that reflects and supports the economic reality of the majority of businesses in Australia.’’ There continues to be strong demand from tenants across Queensland with the latest REIQ residential rental survey finding vacancy rates tightening in many areas as at the end of December. Residential Tenancy Authority (RTA) December median rents were steady for most regions although as expected resource centres continue to record strong rental growth. REIQ vacancy rates show Mackay overtaking Gladstone as the region with the lowest vacancy rate across the state with the resources boom continuing to attract families to the area.
On the Sunshine Coast, the Maroochy region recorded a strong improvement down one percentage point to 2.2 per cent. The Noosa and Sunshine Coast hinterland saw improving vacancy levels but local employment again is keeping tenant demand down. Caloundra saw an increase of 0.4 percentage points to 3.9 per cent since the last survey in September. RTA median rents for two bedroom units and three bedroom houses remaining relatively steady at $295 and $360 a week respectively.
What to do when rental properties are affected by weather events The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) is encouraging Queenslanders to be aware of their rights and responsibilities if a rental property is affected by flood waters or storm damage. Tenants and landlords should talk to each other as soon as possible after a weather event to discuss the state of the rental property and determine if any action needs to be taken. Top five questions the RTA is asked after a significant weather event Cleaning – who is responsible? The landlord must maintain and repair the property so it is returned to a liveable condition. The landlord is also responsible for the building as well as any fences, garden and pool. The tenant is responsible for removing or cleaning their own possessions. Can the tenant stop paying rent if the property is damaged? A tenancy agreement does not automatically end after a natural disaster, even if the place has been destroyed. For a tenancy to end, the tenant or landlord must give the other person a notice formally ending the agreement. The agreement ends on the day the notice is served. Notice must be given within one month of the disaster. How is a tenancy agreement ended? A tenancy agreement is ended by either the
landlord giving the tenant a Notice to Leave (Form 12) or by the tenant giving the landlord a Notice of Intention to Leave (Form 13) – both on the grounds of non-liveability. The notice must be given within one month of the disaster occurring. These forms are available on the RTA website rta. qld.gov.au or by calling the RTA. What is non-liveability? A property is considered unliveable if it has been destroyed, or made completely or partly unfit to live in, for reasons other than the tenant or landlord breaking the tenancy agreement. It may be considered unliveable when it has become unsafe for health and safety reasons. Situations need to be considered on a case-by-case basis. The property is partially damaged – can rent be reduced? If a property is damaged, the landlord and tenant can negotiate a rent reduction until it is back to its original condition. Any agreement should be put in writing and signed by the tenant and the landlord. If the landlord and tenant cannot agree, the RTA's free dispute resolution service may be able to assist. For further tenancy information or dispute assistance visit rta.qld.gov.au or phone the RTA on 1300 366 311.
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Rendered double brick home High 2.7m ceilings 5 double size bedrooms Solid Timber doors throughout Plus 16m2 office with extra entry 3 Bathrooms, 2 with spa baths Solar hot water Stylish European style kitchen Gas and induction cooktops S/steel appliances & dishwasher Large combined dining/lounge area Underroof entertainment area Beautifully landscaped gardens 2066m2 of land Double lock up garage Quiet lifestyle estate Town water & rain water tank Only 1 klm to rail, school & shops
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT ADVICE ESSENTIAL The differences between residential and commercial lending warrant close attention. As well as conducting your own research, property investors considering commercial property investments will benefit from the advice of a Smartline mortgage adviser with experience in this area. Market competition impacts costs. With residential lending, there is a lot of competition in the marketplace and so lenders make their loan products more attractive than other lenders’ products.
With commercial loans, however, the interest rates are higher, there are much higher upfront fees and ongoing fees related to loan reviews, which are required by lenders as part of their risk management and mitigation, and the loan to value ratios are much lower, which means borrowers have to come up with significant deposits.
From the lenders’ perspective, commercial lending exposes them to a far greater level of risk, which involves a variety of additional costs to be funded and obligations that must be met.
Compared to commercial loans, residential loans have lower interest rates, and cheaper upfront The differences between fees and more options, like redraw commercial and residential and repayment holidays. lending. Generally, commercial www.gcnews.com.au
property borrowers can expect lenders to fund up to around 75% of the value of the property – but as little as around 65%, or less. Some major lenders will only approve commercial loans over a maximum 15 years. This is based on the ‘usable life’ of a commercial property – this compares to 30 years for residential loans. To illustrate the difference, let’s look at a commercial property valued at $800,000. You would require about 25% deposit – that’s $200,000 – as well as fees and charges of approximately 5% – about $40,000 – and other charges, such as the cost of a valuation and the application fee – that’s about another $2000. All up, you could
be looking at around $250,000 to fund the purchase. The $600,000 that you borrow from your lender then needs to be repaid over 15 years, requiring payments of about $5770 per month. Commercial property lenders will consider five years interest-only, but the maximum loan term is 15 years with the major lenders. There are some niche players that will consider loan terms of 25 years Call Adviser Teresa Harrison. whereby the loan is very much ‘set T: 5422 9458 or 0410 648 098 and forget’, meaning there is no www.smartline.com.au/tharrison Australian Credit Licence Number 385325 need to conduct regular reviews and there are no ongoing fees. The major lenders, however, conduct annual reviews, which include a review of borrowers’ business financials. FEBRUARY 15 2012 |
Community Notices Glass House Country RSL
Raffle results for Friday, February 3 Lucky door: Garry 68B orange clubs Meat tray: Vicky 66D red stars Fruit / veggie tray: Paul 72F orange spades Fruit / veggie tray: Rich 38E yellow hearts
Facebook for business
Council is hosting a free workshop at Beerwah Library on Wednesday, March 21 from 2.00pm - 3.30pm to assist small business owners with information about using Facebook for marketing purposes. Facebook 4 Business will explore what social media is and how it can be included into marketing strategies to build a brand and connect with clients. Bookings essential, phone 5439 2500.
Dance Classes at Peachester Hall
Teghan's Dance Club is back. Commencing Thursday, February 23. Juniors (mixed) six – eight years, Boys Club nine - 12 years, Girls Club nine years +, also Women's Club. Limited Class sizes, bookings a must. For enquiries and enrollments please phone 5494 9192.
Social Tennis Players wanted for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at Glasshouse Sports Club. Ring 5496 9082.
World Day of Prayer
This year’s annual service will be hosted by the Anglican community at the Mary MacKillop Centre, Peachester Road, Beerwah, on Friday, March 2 at 9.30am. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of all traditions, cultures and race. For more information contact Eunice Prickett, 5494 9061.
Can you Knit or Crochet?
Winter Angels are looking for caring people with spare time on their hands to knit or crochet scarves and / or beanies for the homeless. For more information please contact June Luton J.P on 5494 8701.
Hall for hire
Need a local hall for your class or group? Glasshouse Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, 4 Ryan Street, Glass House Mountains has some vacancies week days and all day Saturday. Cost $20.00 session, morning, afternoon, evening. Email admin@ghmnc. com or phone 5438 7000 between 9.00am – 12.00noon.
Mooloolah Valley Playgroup
Are you looking for someone to have a chat with while your babies and young children can play safely, but you are not sure where to go? We would love to meet you and for your children to come and play with ours. The Mooloolah Valley Playgroup
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Pottery classes available Mondays and Tuesdays between 9.00 am - 3.00pm. Classes are $10.00 per day and held at the ‘Village Pottery’ located within the Caboolture Historical Village, 280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture. For all enquiries, Phone Caboolture Historical Potters Inc: 5498 9933 or President Danny O’Brien on 0409 057 436 / 5495 3304 E-mail: email@example.com. Open seven days / 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Glass House Legacy Laurel Club
Monthly Meeting will be Tuesday, February 28, 10.30am, Club Glass House.
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Sunday Worship and Sunday School 9.00am
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Glasshouse Country Ministers Fellowship
It’s school time and it’s time for the kids to bring home their work which they expect you to hang on their fridge - some work is worth hanging and some work is worth….. not us much. In our compassion not to hurt our children’s feelings we often ‘say that’s wonderful honey’ rather than saying the truth. It’s so hard not to lie. As a husband it’s hard not to lie when the wife asks did you leave the milk out of the fridge…. again. It would be so easy and blame the daughter’s boyfriend, yet if we are going to take our faith seriously we know the bible says don’t lie. As a matter of fact it’s one of the 10 commandments, the 10 basic rules for living a life which pleases God. Elsewhere the Bible says that lying is one of the things God hates. Yet we all lie. We all promise things we know we won’t do and we all say things we know are not true - yet we still say it. Sometimes we lie with what we think are the best of intentions. Yet God says no lying. That’s a hard command to keep especially when your wife asks you ‘does my bottom look big in this?’ You know if you answer truthfully you are doomed for a night in the doghouse. So why does God say don’t lie? The first reason is because God does not lie or mislead us. If God says something and says trust me He means it and He will do it. So if God doesn’t lie then we should reflect His character in our lives. The second reason is it makes life a lot easier. It’s so much easier to remember the truth than it is to remember what you said. The third reason is because truthfulness helps encourage and maintain good and healthy relationships. If I keep lying to my partner, family or friends they will eventually find out. And the result will be that they will be disappointed in me and might stop respecting or trusting me. Think about how you feel when you know people are lying to you?
meets every Friday (during school terms), at the Mooloolah Public Hall, 9.00am - 12.00noon, you are welcome to come and go at any time during these hours. Morning tea provided. Only $3.00 per visit; first visit free. We are affiliated with the Playgroup Association of Queensland, and all of our members belong to this group. There are other benefits to joining the association such as being able to visit any number of playgroups throughout Queensland and discounts at various outlets. Visit the Playgroup web site for more information on any Playgroup in Queensland. www.playgroupqld. com.au. For more information please call Lisa on 5492 9966 or the Playgroup Association of Queensland on 1800 171 882.
Contact 5439 9341 or 5496 9671
Worse of all they may start to lie to us as well - and pretty soon we have a relationship based on lying. A relationship based on lies will not last and will not bring happiness. Truthfulness is also good for the other person - at least the other person knows how things really are. Someone I know used to go to a breast cancer survivors support group. Some of the women had undergone some horrific operations and had some disfiguring scars. At one meeting they all said we wish our husbands would support us by telling us that the scars don’t worry them and that we still look good. This person bravely suggested the opposite. She said that she would rather hear the truth from her husband about how he felt about the scars - that way she would know when he said: ‘they don’t worry me” she knew they really didn’t. Telling the truth is not always easy; sometimes we can suffer the consequences of truthfulness. So when someone asks “did you do this” and you say yes - it’s another night in the doghouse or worse. But at the end of the day you are proving yourself a person of integrity by speaking the truth regardless of what it means for you - and at the end it will go well for you. People will still trust and respect you even more because you told the truth. Lying is what got us into this mess in the first place. The bible teaches us that this was a perfect world when the evil one, in the form of a serpent, accused God of lying (which God never did or does), and then proceeds to give a lie of his own. We chose to believe the serpent rather than God so that today this is a badly broken but beautiful world. That’s why Jesus came, to undo the consequences of that first lie and fix this badly broken world to turn it back into the beautiful world it was. So remember next time you are tempted to lie, God says don’t lie for good reason.
GLASSHOUSE COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Brendan Edwards
Glasshouse Country RSL Sub Branch Building - Sun 4.30pm
Kids Church during service
A Wesleyan Methodist Church
Phone: 5496 9556
GLASSHOUSE COUNTRY ANGLICAN CHURCH WEDNESDAYS *Mooloolah (Paget Road) 9.00am SUNDAY *Beerwah (Peachester Road) 9.00am Rev. Ken Goodger - 5491 1866 Local contact Br. John 5439 9130
CATHOLIC WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday 6pm: Peachester Rd, Beerwah 5493 0967 Sunday 7am: Caloundra St, Landsborough 5494 8896 Sunday 5.30pm: Mooloolah Hall, Bray Rd 5494 7240
Glasshouse Country Uniting Church A Caring Christian Community
Twin Peaks Drive, Beerwah 8.30am - Sunday Worship & Youth Program 10.30am - Peachester UC 1st & 3rd Sun Phone: 5494 6187 All Welcome!
Glasshouse Country Baptist Church 58 Roberts Rd, Beerwah
Invites you to our Sunday services at 9.00am Enquiries phone 5494 6354 www.gcnews.com.au
A to Z of Trades and Services Talkin’ Trades - Did you know? The Building Services Authority (BSA) is a statutory authority established under the Building Services Authority Act 1991. The BSA's charter is to regulate the building industry through the licensing of contractors, educate consumers about their rights and obligations, make contractors aware of their legal rights and responsibilities, handle disputes fairly and equitably, protect consumers against loss through statutory insurance, implement and enforce legislative reforms and where necessary prosecute persons not complying with the law. Further information is available at www.bsa.qld.gov.au
Ph: 0410 448 250 - Landsborough
AU01246 / L002423
BSA # 615 068
Repairs, Installation & Maintenance to all Air conditioning systems, commercial & residential. Sales of energy efficient Daikin Airconditioners (ducted, wall hung & multi-head split systems) T0137
Endorsed Antenna Installer
Quality TV Antennas Digital TV for Dummies TV Tuning, Wall mounting, Extra TV, Phone & Data outlets Satellite TV, VAST, Christian TV
Full logbook servicing Roadworthy certificates Aircon repairs & servicing Brakes, clutches & all mechanical repairs
5494 0747 We make your television viewing a pleasure
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Ph: 0422 864 744
Visit our website: www.glendonair.com
DRAGON AIR CONDITIONING
SUPPLY AND INSTALL INSTALLATION ONLY FREE QUOTES SPLITS & DUCTED SERVICE / CLEAN
0439 247 266 BSA # 1132000 / L004114
Antennas / TV
trucks cars earthmoving trailers
Servicing the local area for over 20 years
ALL HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL * WASHING MACHINES *DRYERS *POWER TOOLS * MICROWAVE OVENS
workshop: (07) 5494 6799 mob/ah: 0409 266 807 TO369 25 Moroney Place Beerwah
Lic. No. 6342
• Warranty Servicing, RWC, clutches & brakes • Electronic code scanning
TNT MOBILE MECHANICAL Honest, Reliable Mechanical Repairs & Servicing
Need a new antenna? There's a Jim's Antenna owner in Glasshouse. Call for a free quote today.
• Mechanical Repairs
• Antenna Repairs • New Installations • Digital Upgrades • Additional Outlets
• TV, DVD, VCR Tuning • Home Theatre Setups • Satellite Installations • Set Top Boxes
G 25 YEARS STRON & STILL GROWING www.gcnews.com.au
We specialise in Cars, Trucks & Machinery
Jeff & Ann Ross
YOUR SERVICE & MUFFLER SOLUTION
21 Peachester Road, BEERWAH Fax: 5494 0416 Email: email@example.com
Trust a Specialist!
NATRAD MORAYFIELD RADIATORS
rum Service & Muffle r u b r rs Bee
• A Grade Mechanic
PH: 5494 0466
Andrew M 0407 146 626
Ph: 5496 0300
11 DYER STREET, LANDSBOROUGH
ELECTRICIAN / APPLIANCE REPAIRS
Mobile: 0429 960 300
e & Juli Garth ne Sto
Mob: 0432 215 628 Ph: 5494 1222 Fax: 5494 1224
Arctic au 22675
INDUSTRIAL / COMMERCIAL / DOMESTIC 30 Years Experience in Trade Tradesman not Salesman First Class Workmanship 5 Year Warranty on Installation
Mobile or Workshop
Tellum Refrigeration & Airconditioning
0434 090 197
Call John on 5499 3366 Unit 5, 6-12 Dickson Road, Morayfield
LEAKING SHOWERS RESEAL • REGROUT • WATERPROOF NO TILES REMOVED
Qld Company Lastest Technology Professional Technicians
SHOWERFIX offer a full range of waterproofing services for showers, vanities & bath surrounds QBSA 1086283 SUNSHINE COAST COMAPANY
Tyre Sales & Repairs Full Mechanical Service & Repairs Quality wheel alignments (on the latest equipment) R.W.C. on Cars & 4WD Log Book Service All brake & suspension work Windscreens AC Servicing 52 52 Peachester Peachester Rd Rd BEERWAH BEERWAH
BSA-licensed contractors must state their name and BSA licence number in all advertisements for building work. Unlicensed contractors must state in their advertisements the value of work they can legally perform without a BSA licence which will never be more than $3,300. Electricians and earthmovers are exempt from these requirements. Check the licence history of BSA-licensed contractors by performing a FREE Online Licence Search at www.bsa.qld.gov.au or calling BSA on 1300 BSA BSA.
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ABN 83 143 913 259 BSA Lic No. 49425
BLOCKLAYING ~ CONCRETE PUMPING
Ken Muller 0467 490 907 Matthew Muller 0409 936 083
Phone: 5438 7223 or 0407 785 258 New Installations & Renovations
Rapid Brick & Block Laying
Reliable & Professional Tradesman
Joinery & Shopfitters
Rendering, Paving & Concreting
0422 580 178 BSA 1182661
5494 6658 - 0418 151 231 TO013
ALL BRICK AND BLOCKWORK RETAINING WALLS - FIREPLACES - BIG/SMALL JOBS
License No 71591
BRICKLAYING - BOB KENNEDY
Office and Showroom Unit 1, Lot 28 Biondi Crescent, Beerwah
Computing computer sales.repairs.support
For Home & Business Fully equipped workshop Acer Authorised Service Provider Home & Business Callouts Available
Shop 2, 5 Peachester Road, Beerwah www.totalmicrosystems.com.au
Phone 5494 0398
Prompt quoting Over 20yrs experience
Specialising in Custom Canvas Work
Caravan annexes and awnings camper trailers and conversion kits
REG BUILDER BSA LIC No 730134
* 15 years experience * Quality work * Renovations * New homes * Decks * Bathrooms * New roofs * Repairs FOR PROMPT QUOTING AT COMPETITIVE RATES... CALL YOUR LOCAL BUILDER Phone Daniel 0414 417 148
NEED A QUALITY BUILDER? THINKING OF RENOVATING? Insurance Repairs Small Jobs Welcome BSA Lic # 1018329
CALL YOUR LOCAL BUILDER QBSA 1155593
4-6 Boeing Place Caboolture Ph: 5428 3994 F: 5432 4035 firstname.lastname@example.org
Home & Business Sales & Service Website & Hosting
PH: GUS GILLESPIE 0405 125 662 Argh! Stupid Computer! TO484
RENOVATION & HOME CONSTRUCTION
PC Solutions & Tuition will fix it! At your door, no callout fees, all areas. Local Technician. Competitve rates.
Phone 1300 721 117 www.pcsol.com.au
Hale Carpet Cleaning Family Owned and Operated
EEotes FR Qu SPECIAL RATES FOR LOCALS
E email@example.com www.redbuilding.net.au
• Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Cars • Lounge Suites (Fabric and Leather) • Stain Removal, Tile & Grout Cleaning • Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Protection • Concrete Paths, Patios & Driveways
Call Brad & Kaylene Hale, your local carpet cleaning professionals
Phillip Short Concrete
PLAIN • STENCIL • EXPOSED AGG. STAMPED • COVERCRETE Driveways - Paths - Patios - Slabs Quality Work at Competitive Rates
0412 234 240 T0022
Gold Card No.: 24113
5494 6794 or 0412 060 184
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm
(AH) 5494 6302
ALL CONCRETING Director
All carpentry work M 0417 045 062 RenovationsExtensions T (07) 5494 7117 F (07)Maintenance 5494 7543 Decks – Home E firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: Saun 0424 A 88 King Rd,550 Mooloolah 057 QLD 4553
Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525
or 5438 7445
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ACCREDITED CARPET CLEANERS
ABN 60 627 360 193 ACN 131 206 089 BSA Lic. #1018329
3 -5 Average Rooms
Extra rooms $10 each
You book your carpets: FREE: sanatizing and deodorising $25 basic internal pest control* FULLY INSURED $25 internal flea control* * with carpet clean ALL WORK GUARANTEED FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
FREE CALL 1800 281 521
Dean Parry Carpenter
BSA Lic 1129044
Bench top & door replacements Vanities Full range of colours & designs Modifications & repairs
of prestige and quality homes, extension and renovations
0432 748 398
CHRIS HALL BUILDERS
M 0417 045 062
FREE CALL 1800 281 521
Builders / Carpenters
Bathrooms Timber Decks Pergolas
Specialising in low pressure hand washing
SALES / REPAIRS / SUPPORT
0437 007 128 or 5494 9171
New Homes Extensions Renovations
Other Services Available Windows / Roofs & Gutters / Driveways & Pathways Internal Walls & Ceilings / Bond Cleans Pest Control & Ceiling Vacuums FULLY INSURED - ALL WORK GUARANTEED FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
• Kitchens • Vanity • Laundry •TV Units • Robes • Appliances • Organised sub trades
CUT & EDGE SERVICE AVAILABLE
Minimum Water Usage
You book your house now and recieve: FREE: Spider Treatment / FREE: Anti-mould Treatiment FREE: Carpet Clean & Lic. Pest Control with every Bond Clean
Over 35 years professional experience
20% OFF all bond cleans
Ph 5439 0108
2/28 Biondi Crescent Fax 5439 0109 Beerwah Qld 4519 Email: email@example.com
For all aspects of brick & block laying
WATER WISE HOUSEWASHING
Houses Block Fill
Retaining Walls Fences
A to Z of Trades and Services
› Domestic › Commercial › Industrial Free Advice - Quote Service
PO Box 32, Landsborough, Qld 4550
Phone Les McDermott
0417 797 430 ACN 075 810 463 BSA 77142
The Reliable way to
week in, week out
Concreting cont. • Stenciling • Covacrete • Stamped • Exposed Concrete • House slabs • and resealing
Your Electrical and Lighting Retailer
Local LAWN & GARDEN CARE
Ceiling Fans Lighting Air Conditioners
PHONE: 0407 754 208
Call Gary: 0414 713 491
41 Caloundra Rd, Caloundra
House Yards Small Acreage Horticulture Advice
Q.B.S.A. Lic No. 1130199
Fencing Retail suppliers of fencing materials, timber, logs, wire and steel. Also installers of quality fencing For a Free Measure and Quote phone
Darryl Johnson - 0415 954 195 Licensed Contractor - BSA 1119033 ‘Local Guy, Local Quote’
No Job Too Small
firstname.lastname@example.org QBSA: 737533
Phone 5494 8900
FIRST CALL FENCING Timber, Colourbond, Aluminium & Glass Pool fencing, Gates Retaining Walls & More For a free quote Phone Matthew your local licensed contractor www.firstcallfencing.com.au
Domestic • Commercial •71536 Rural • Industrial BSA Lic. No. 60278 Lic. No. 60278 PO BoxBSA 578, Beerwah QLD 4519 PO Box 578, Beerwah QLD 4519
Ph 5492 9502 Mob: 0409 549 295
Domestic, Commercial, Owner Builder, Rural & Industrial
Ph Greg on 0418 741 145 or 5412 1425
Zedmere Pty Ltd
All Aspects of Electrical Contracting Beerwah & Surrounding areas Prompt Reliable Service No Job Too Big or Too Small
Lic # 5582
Call Jamie 0417 720 505 a/h 5494 6282
Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525
or 5438 7445
Garages / Sheds
* Mowing * Rubbish removals * Pruning * Garden cleanups * Ride on work * Gutters cleaned
Your local Jim services all areas call 131546
Our Products Our Service FREE • Garages • Designed & Engineered Quotes & • Patios • Fully Licensed & Insured Advice • Carports • Council Permits Organised • Sheds\Rural & Farm Sheds DISPLAY CENTRE NOW OPEN AT 2 WILLIAM ST, KILCOY
Garden Clean ups Gutter Cleaning Whipper Snipping Pruning
Large Acreage Mowing Rubbish Removed
Phone Nick Atwell Mob: 0411 466 586 A/H: 5494 6713
KLM LP Gas Suppliers
0438 308 513 - 5494 9183
LAWN MOWING - RIDE ON MOWING - WHIPPER SNIPPING PRIVATE - COMMERCIAL - BODY CORPORATE
A & K Glass and Aluminium Servicing the Hinterland all areas
• Windows • Doors • Shower Screens • Maintenance • Large Range of Spare Parts
Call for a Free quote
Lawn andand Property Lawn Property
•Acreage/General Mowing •Edges and Hedges counts • Rubbish Removal Pensioner Dis ts Spraying •Rubbish Removal • rAcreage/Yard Weed un o c is D Big ione b Too PeJons • Handyman Service No •Acreage/Yard Weed Spraying Or Too Small!!! g Bi o •Handyman Service To b Jo 517 211 or 07 54390131 No0430 Ph: !! •Pruning/Lopping Or Too Small! Acreage/General S Mowing QU TE EEE FR EOTQESU•O • Edges and Hedges FR
Ph: 0430 517 211 or 07 54390131
L P G A S
Glass & Security
Garden Clean Ups & Maintenance
0409 590 802
0427 120 955 www.kamconstructions.net.au
BSA Lic No 60108
Domestic, Commercial, Phone & Data, Intercoms & Gates Solar-Grid - Connect, Design, Install
Domestic · Commercial · Industrial · Rural
Mowing with Zero Turn - Quick & Efficient Phone Len 0419 732 364
Mays Mowing Service Lic. No. 70875
NFL Electrical Nathan 0417 040 291
Est. since 1983
* Installation * Air Conditioning * Split Systems
Phone Michael 0447 341 241
ABN 89 058 455 025
ALL DOMESTIC - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL
Lic No 67745
Office:0414 5493482 0054 Mobile: 037 Mobile: 0414 482 037
Large or small. Experienced Local Operator
Office:0414 5439774 9400 Mobile: 046 Mobile: 0414 774 046
Adam: Glasshouse Mtns Adam: Glasshouse Office: 5493 0054Mtns
ABN 41 636 538 072
QUALITY & RELIABLE SERVICE
Same day response Free Quotes Fully insured T0280
Jim: Beerwah Jim: Beerwah Office: 5439 9400
0437 434 800
• Hedging • Rubbish Removal • Ride-on Mowing • Mowing • Pruning
MOWING & ALL GARDEN MAINTENANCE
email: email@example.com QBSA LIC1139536
Installations Installations, Repairs Servicing and Air Conditioning Repairs, Servicing Installations, Servicing Domestic . Owner Builders . Repairs, Commercial . Rural . Industrial Domestic • Commercial • Rural • Industrial
FREE QUOTE & COMPETITIVE RATES
0418 935 162
MOOLOOLAH VALLEY SLASHING
5496 9861 or 0439 303 306 Glasshouse Mtns
Electrical Services Electrical Services ELECTRICAL SERVICES PTY LTD
firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Do It With Dakin’
20 Tytherleigh Ave, Landsborough
PH: 5497 4097 Mob: 0419 797 448
Darrell & Jocelyn Byrnes Plain - Exposed - Stencil Finishers Shed Slabs, Driveways, Pathways Patios, Under House, House Slab Bobcat hire
0418 935 164
Factory and Showroom
4 Railway Street, LANDSBOROUGH (next to BP) ph. 5494 8748 fax. 5494 8858
LOW COST GLASS REPLACEMENT
• Home • Shop • Office • 7 Days • Free quotes: Call for the Best Price • Windows • Doors • Maintenance • Shower Screens • Security & Insect Screens MONTY’S GLASS & SECURITY 5493 0374 0439 875 031
“All Aspects of Concreting”
• Same Day Response • Gold Medal Service • Fully insured
For all your mowing/ride on & garden needs
A to Z of Trades and Services
BSA Lic: L 1117342
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Home Maintenance Maintenance Tradesman 40 Years Experience • Tiling • Painting • No Job too small
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SMALL & LARGE JOBS FREE QUOTES CLEAN & TIDY LOCAL PAINTER Fully Licenced & Insured Call Charlie: 0411 034 444 or 5494 1223
Phone George 0487 424 223
Cam’s Truck & Bobcat Hire
OW N E R O P E R ATO R
5494 1861 • 0418 883 436
Builder & Stone Mason QBSA License No. 77177. Est 1981
a/h: 5494 0830
• Design • Retaining walls / Drainage • Paving / Repairs • Gardens / Mulching • Lawns • Mini Bobcat Services
Phone Shane Robins 0418 900 705 a/h 5494 6425
D & M Britton - Old Gympie Rd, Landsborough
Phone Brian Mobile: 0402 129 665 Fax: 5497 4840
• Spiders • Pre-purchase • Rodents timber inspections • Fleas • Termite inspections • Ants • Chemical barriers/
Fully Licensed and Insured
BSA: 106 8977 LIC: PMT-0-11572
BOBCAT & EXCAVATOR HIRE
For reliable service call Vern ........
0404 479 187 or 5494 9336
• TERMITE TREATMENTS • TERMITE BARRIERS • PRE-PURCHASE PEST & BUILDING REPORTS • THERMAL IMAGING • COCKROACHES • SPIDERS • ANTS 0407 439 526
bobcat, excavator & tipper hire
We give you a warranty on our work.
Lic No. PMT-0-11432
Glasshouse Mountains and surrounding areas - 8 tonne tipper - trencher - augers - 4 in 1 bucket - levelling bar - laser levelling Phone John Baker - forks - 3 tonne excavator on 0409 20 64 64
BSA NO. 1011255
07 5493 0440
EXCAVATIONS 6 Ton Excavator, 2mt wide, all buckets Ripper, Augers & 600mm 4 in 1 bucket grab
PO0407 BOX 946 257061 Beerwah 4519 FIRST
• New Work • House Repaints • Roof Repaints
• Decks • House & Roof Washing PAINTING Do It Right Davie McIntyre Choose Brush Rite Painting 0420 662 811 / 5496 9540 Glass House Mountains
Phone 5438 7445
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• Pre- purchase Inspections • Annual Termite Inspections • Termite Management Systems • Termite Treatments • General Pest management Cockroaches • Ants • Spiders • Silverﬁsh • Fleas • Bed Bugs E. email@example.com PO Box. 257 Beerwah 4519 FULLY BSA 1189580 INSURED
Supporting Environmentally Friendly Paint
SH RIT RU
0419 704 408
Works where others can’t and loves Lantana!
HINTERLAND PEST CONTROL
TO508 QBSA 1091741
New Work Repaints Roofs Driveways Pressure Cleaning
*Driveways *Site clean-ups *Landscaping
GLASSHOUSE COUNTRY PEST CONTROL
*4 in 1 Bucket & Level Bar *6ft Double Head Slasher *50hp *10m3 Tipper
Cost Effective Local Business Est. Since 1996
POSI-TRACK SLASHING & EARTHWORKS FREE QUOTES
• Cockroaches • Carpet Beetle • Lawn Weeds • Silver Fish • Bed Bugs
(07) 5493 0012
Servicing the local community
0412 140 164
LL E A C AV D
Ph: 0418 204 159
Cameron Lister Ph: 0419 665 002
• PATHWAYS/STAIRS • UNIQUE GARDENS &
•Augers •Trencher • 4 in 1 bucket •8 ton tipper •Level bar •Laser Leveller •Tilt Bucket
ABN 95 669 531 866
• Tilt Bucket • 3 ton Excavator • Laser Levelling • Trencher • Post Hole Borer • Pallet Forks • Auger 250 • 350 • 450 • 600mm Plant Auger Lindeman Road • Rotary Flail/Grass Mulcher/Cutter • 8 ton Tipper Truck BEERWAH AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK Ph: 5494 0056 • Mobile: 0408 192 814
New Work & Repaints • Airless Spraying
• PAVING & STONEWORK • RETAINING WALLS • DRIVEWAYS • POOL SURROUNDS • OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS
Local Knowledge 21 Years Experience
0438 940 634
Ph. 5494 9400 or 0401 674 126
• Carpentry & Joinery • Minor Cabinet Making • Plastering
BOBCAT EXCAVATOR HIRE
All Areas 0420 53 8890 5494 0393
Talkin' trades Has your business been featured in
our 'talkin' trades' yet? Give us a call on 5438 7445 and we can offer you a free write up in this section, (conditions apply).
22+ years experience Free in all types of home maintenance Quotes repairs, painting & minor renovations
QBSA Act Licence No: 1155906
Handyman Services ALL MAINTENANCE
Plant & Machinery
NEED A PAINTER? Call Rudi
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Fast Friendly Professional Service. 20yrs Experience
Dam cleanouts/building Yard tidy-ups Post Holes Clearing Roads Slab preps 7 Days a week
Call Mitch 0412 795 377 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525
or 5438 7445
Mobile: 0407 727 645
PO Box 316 Glasshouse Mtns 4518
NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL! For all your PLUMBING needs
Licence No 1017722
“Don’t put up with a drip, call your local bloke now!”
Phone Mobile: 0413 330 275 or 5439 0960 Lic’d Plumber and Drainer QBSA 1002354
* Septic tank & Grease Trap Cleaning * Small Truck for Easy Access A “Proper Job” Guaranteed
0407 748 083
For all of your liquid and general waste needs
• Yes – We Deliver All Areas • Comprehensive Range of Plumbing Supplies • Experienced Showroom Consultancy • Mon-Fri 6.00am-4.30pm & Sat 7.00am-11.00am
FRIDGE DOOR SEALS
PHONE JAREN 5439 0764
Refrigeration * All major brands * Supply & Fit
Ph: 07 5432 8374 or Mob: 0433 189 561
email@example.com PO BOX 6369, Mooloolah, Qld. 4553
26 Tytherleigh Avenue Landsborough
Australia Wide * Containers New & Used - All Sizes and Types * Container Offices & Living Units * Container Delivery & Relocations YARD LOCATION 827 Beerburrum Road Caboolture Shire
Servicing the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE A FREE WATERWISE INSPECTION VALUED AT $66.00!
0408 641 235
SALES - HIRE - ONSITE STORAGE
• Licensed Plumbers, Drainers & Gas Fitters • FREE Quotes • Local Service • All Work Guaranteed
Josh & Emma Carew
AUSTRALIAN CONTAINER UNITS
Call John 0407 320 366
OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE
Experienced in all aspects of tiling
Call us now 0408 220 659
Free fast quote BSA Licenced: 1101772
Sheetmetal CREATIVE SHEET METAL • General fabrication • Stainless Steel Benches
Tree Services I. & M. TREE LOPPING ~ & PRUNING ~
Mathew Brown Phone 0402 123 154 www.framelessshowerinstallations.com.au
Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525 or 5438 7445 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Lowden Tree Services
• Pruning • Lopping • Removal Comprehensive Insurance on all jobs Phone 5494 2444 / 0407 710 993
Tarzan the Tree Specialist
MOOLOOLAH VALLEY SLASHING
• Tree climbing • Rubbish removal • Mulching • Stump grinding • Free Quotes • Pensioner Discounts
* Blocks * Acreage * Firebreaks * Weed Spraying
47 Wises Rd, Maroochydore 5443 2022 www.qldroofing.com.au
•Semi-frameless & Frameless Showerscreens •Glass Splashbacks •Frameless Mirrors •Wardrobe Doors •Glass Pool Fencing & Balustrades
& also Stump Grinding Many years experience - Fully insured Phone 0412 026 545 or 5496 9047
For a quote call Len 0419 732 364 or 5494 0484
LL E A C AV 0095 T D
Phone Brendan 0447 310 331
POSI-TRACK SLASHING 50hp, Rubber tracks, 6ft slasher, Free quotes
Trees/Palms Pruning/Removals Stump Grinding Fully Insured
0419 704 408
Phone 5438 7445
to advertise your business
Reduces Heat and Noise
AS SEEN ON TV
Frameless Shower Installations
QBSA Licence No. 1128890
ROOFING TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS
Patio Roofing One Stop Shop Specialising in D.I.Y Kits Metal Roofing, Gutters, Fascias etc Polycarbonate & Fibreglass Roofing Ventilators & Skylights Insulated Roofing
After hours: (07) 5494 7548
A local working for locals
FREE QUOTES – RENOVATIONS – REPAIRS NEW HOMES – CERAMIC – PORCELAIN NATURAL STONE BSA 1201973
1/15 Free Street, Beerwah Ph 5439 0816 or 0413 050 578
• • • • • •
Brian Dudin 0438 623 523
Brent Thomas 0438 236 934 email@example.com
CUSTOM BUILT TOOLBOXES
Roofing & Guttering
FOR A FREE QUOTE CALL 0417 958 944
> Septic tank / grease trap cleaning - EPA approved > Holding / grey water tanks and bio-cycle pump outs > Waste oil collections (free service) > General waste removal and skip bin hire
Ph: (07) 5493 0625
0429 949 018
Plumber, Drainer and Gas Fitter
Lic. No. 13217
• Laserlite to patios • Minor Roof repairs • Re pointing ridge caps • Roof restorations • Gutter Repairs & Minor • Roof leaks
Allan Koschel Plumbing Service
Q.B.S.A. No. 76388
ACREAGE SLASHING FREE QUOTES
Whirlybirds from $176.00 Skylights from $354.00 Supply & Install
A to Z of Trades and Services
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A to Z of Trades and Services
Free Quotes & Friendly advice Qualified staff Fully insured
STEVES TREE CUTTING
ARBOR KITE PRO F E SS
• 23 Years Experience • Any size tree • Land Clearing • Full Insurance
Ian Booth 0403 187 517 or 3204 4910
Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525 or 5438 7445
TOP QUALITY HOME, COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL TURF
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E S E R V ICE S
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FREE Delivery to Landsborough, Beerwah, Glass House & Beerburrum
P: 5492 9248 M: 0407 759 060
expert tree maintenance and removal
• Tank Cleaning • Tank Repairs (Minimal water loss) • Tin & Concrete • All Work Guaranteed • Leaf Guard Protection
Phone: Ross 0400 322 794
ABN 23 084 520 507
Phone: 5493 7954 Mobile: 0414 819 111
COMPLETE TANK MAINTENANCE
Tree Services cont.
Specialist growers of:
Tel: Dean 07 5496 9790 or 0414 648 130
Glasshouse Country Bromeliad Society Inc.
Is your Garden Overgrown or need a tidy up?
I have been contributing to this segment of GCNews for over two years. I would like to take the time in this contribution to give the readers a little history of the society. The Glasshouse Country Bromeliad Society Inc. (formerly Glasshouse Country Friends of Bromeliads Group) was formed in October 2004 and meet on the first Sunday of each month (January excepted) at 2.00pm. Although most of the Society's meetings are held at the Mary MacKillop Centre, 160 Peachester Road, Beerwah, some meetings are held at member's homes. The Society's objectives are to promote Bromeliad knowledge for interested persons in the Glasshouse Country region, although some members come from Brisbane, Bribie lsland and Maleny.
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Membership is open to all interested persons and the Society's membership fee is currently $10.00 per person or $15.00 a family per year. Guest speakers are present at most meetings and trips are organised to Bromeliad nurseries, displays and shows. Pineapples are part of the Bromeliad family and it follows that most Bromeliads grow very well in our area. If you are interested in furthering your knowledge of this exotic plant, come and join the 50 or so members already enjoying the experience. We will be back to more plant information next month. The next meeting of the Society will be held on March 4 at Mary MacKillop Centre 160 Peachester Road Beerwah at 2.00pm. Please bring your own cup for afternoon tea, everything else will be provided. We’d love to see you there. For more information contact: President Karen Binstead – phone 5494 3677 or email email@example.com Secretary Margaret Mclean – phone 5496 9601.
Go Green Rainforest Nursery plant of the week Briar Silky Oak Musgravea heterophylla When it comes to the foliage of Australian Rainforest trees it is hard to beat the Briar Silky Oak. The juvenile foliage is heavily lobed and makes a stunning indoor plant or tub specimen for several years. In the garden it will grow to about 10m and prefers a moist free drained position in full sun or semi shade. Always plant it on the edge of a garden bed or next to a path where its foliage can be admired. It produces attractive long cream flowers which nectar feeding birds love. In the wild the Briar Silky Oak is found from Mission Beach to Cooktown in far north Queensland.
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Phone Jill on 5494 8218 or fax: 5494 8024
Beerwah Ladies Golf Contributed by Jenny Kelly
Due to the greens being renovated, the girls played the back nine twice on Thursday. The weather is still a bit hot and steamy, but we had 58 players in a Canadian Foursomes, for trophies donated by the club. Our winners on the day were Rose Ballard and Joy Turner who came in with 69 nett. Runners up were Helen Thompson and Margaret Goodger with 70 nett. NTP on 16 was Lea Garner and Barb Drury and on 18, Hope Hannah and Denise Kirkby. The ball rundown went to 75 nett. Our weekend pennant team played at home at Beerwah on Sunday for a great win over Tewantin Noosa. The girls will play Caboolture at Caboolture next Sunday. Good luck girls!
AFL at Landsborough Contributed by Phil McCabe
Sign on for AFL on the weekend had Bernie Gabba Vegas visit to say gidday to the members with lots of new members signing on. There will be more opportunity to sign on this Thursday, February 16 at Tunnel Ridge Road, Landsborough when some Brisbane Lions players will be visiting between 3.45pm - 5.15pm.
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The Weekend Pennant team L to R Jennifer Kelly, Jo Eccles, Andrea Campbell, Karen Kemp, Lea Garner, Hollie Sinclair and Lesley Eggleston. Otherwise come down on our training nights to give AFL a try. Training commences for the U16's and U14's on Tuesday, February 21 4.30pm – 6.00pm. Under 12's commence February 28, 4.30pm – 6.00pm and the Under 8's and 10's on March 15 from 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Our Seniors and U18's are currently training from 6.00pm Tuesday and Thursday with their sign on night February 21 from 6.00pm.
Glasshouse Country Bowls Club Contributed by Dennis Hume
Wednesday, February 8 was Ladies Jackpot Day. The jackpot was $180.00 and was won by the team of Jo Littler, Ron Wilson and Nev Littler. Winners of the day games were Jim Tatum, Rob Scullion and Millie Freshwater. Runners up were Di Hunt, Jack Timm and Dennis Hume. Thursday, February 9 was Open Pairs Day, with both an AM and a PM session. Winners of the AM session were Anne Howard and Tony Verdonck 2 + 48. Runners up were Bray Howard and Trevor Bertram + 22, after a three way count back. The PM session winners were Rob Scullion and Brian Fogarty 2 + 44. Runners up were Chris Shaw and Graham Richardson + 26. Saturday, February 11 saw Division 7 Glasshouse Gliders play Bribie Island in the Super Challenge. Ladies won one game with Di Hunt skip, and narrowly lost the second. The men won one game (Brett Standring in the singles) but lost the other four games. Division 10 played Rainbow Beach, going down five games to nil.
Mooloolah Valley Bowls Club Contributed by Judy Walker
Only a few players on February 7 with the Raffle going to Gwen Henderson. Friday 3 Bowl Pairs winners were Nev and Gloria Shaw, 2nd Ian Henderson and Kev Woodman and 3rd, Joy and Ashley Ensbey. Raffles won by Netty Cook, Kev Woodman and Kev Jenner. Saturday, February 11 winners were Alex Thomson and Rob Hall. Raffle winners Alex Thomson and Eileen Pierce. Names are to be called for Men's A and B grade singles and Ladies Singles. Nominations close February 25 at 2.00pm. www.gcnews.com.au
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Muster Dates Bee Gee’s website and page are currently under construction. Please find us on at Beerwah Glasshouse United Soccer Club for all updates until further notice.
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AGM Peachester District Horticultural Society Inc. Thursday February 21 at 10am. GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS STATE SCHOOL P&C AGM will be held in the staff room at the school on March 8, 6:30pm. Nominations will be accepted up to and on the day. Will be followed by a General Meeting. LIVE-IN CARETAKER is required for the Beerwah Sportsground. Free lodgings (need own caravan) in return for some light duties around the grounds. Phone 0457 253 781 or 5494 1084 (ah).
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1300 739 133 0438 358 995 guitar, flute, piano accordion & Music theory lessons. Professional caring teachers. Ph: 5494 7568 or 0411 959 157 yoga Wed 6.30pm -8.00pm Peachester Hall Phone: 0437 914 029 Tutoring/ remedial reading - all ages, all subjects. Professional individual programs. Helen 5494 7496
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For bookings phone Julie 0438 643 403 organ, keyboard & piano tuition in your own home. One is never too old to learn, or to rekindle your love of playing. Qualified & experienced teacher. Phone: 5408 0250 Guitar, Bass, Piano, Song Writing, Music Technology Lessons. Professional composer and teacher Dr Michael Whiticker 5493 0046 email: email@example.com Primary through to senior tutoring In your own home. Numeracy, Literacy and across curriculum learning for individual learning needs. 0488 974 340 Teghans Dance Club is back. Dance Classes @ Peachester Hall Start Thursday 23rd February. Boys only, Girls, Womens & Junior. Numbers are limited. Bookings/Enquiries 54949192. leadlighting class for beginners starts Wednesday 22/2 for 5 weeks. Limited numbers bookings and enquiries phone 5494 9192 kids yoga (3-13yrs) 3.30pm Friday. Gentle Yoga 9.30am Friday. Glass House Mountains Community Hall - Coonoowrin Road. Enquiries call Kristy 0402 882 725 or 5438 7533 A+ TUITION Private tuition for Primary & High School, all subjects. Book now for 2012. Karen 0427 196 158.
GROUP FITNESS PILATES, PUMP AND CROSS TRAINING. Landsborough Hall. Qualified, experienced Instructor. Ph 0409 549 477. Beginners to advanced
Health & Beauty CRYSTAL HEALING S.V.A.U.K. – A.C.H.O. Call Peter on 5496 9082 for enquiries.
Childcare FDC EDUCATOR in Mooloolah has Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday spaces available NOW. Affordable rates & CCB available. Phone 5494 7003 or 0408 883 376.
Business for sale MOWING RUN, 40 regular clients, established 15 years. Includes 2005 Walker mower, self-propelled Honda, whipper snipper and blower, trailer and much more. Enjoy the benefits of working your own hours. $32,000 – phone 0402 042 258.
Work Wanted COMPREHENSIVE CLEANING domestic and commercial. Reliable & experienced. Ph Lauren 0403 044 887 looking for all gardening jobs. Grass, mulch, weeding, clean-ups, rubbish to tip etc. Contact Gnome Gardening 5439 9954 Patio installer specialising in Stratco Outback Patio's. House gutter & down pipe replacements. Reasonable rates, local operator. BSA Lic: 1211471 Phone: 0448 767 544 Home & Yard Maintenance Gardening, minor painting, mowing, gutter cleaning etc. Insured. Pensioner discount, no job too small. Phone Craig 5494 0858 cleaner/ housekeeper - general housework, weekend mornings ok. Phone Jess 5494 0882 / 0434 830 485 17 YEAR OLD seeking full time or weekend work. Cert I Automotive, Farm hand and concreting experience. Phone Alex on 0466 336 999 IRONING Beautiful results. Reliable, affordable service. Delivery & pickup available. Call Jane on 0404 470 470. RETIRED CARPENTER looking for work – no job too small. Inside, outside or garden work. Call Peter on 5496 9082.
Positions Vacant SUBWAY GLENVIEW - the position has now been filled. Thank you to those who applied. HOME CARE EMPLOYEE to assist a male with a physical disability in Mooloolah Valley (Monday 7-9am and 3 evenings a week 8:30-9:30pm). Experience preferred but not essential. Current First Aid/CPR and manual drivers licence required. Phone 5443 9777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are looking for an experienced sales person to join our dynamic sales teams at Beerwah and Landsborough. We offer excellent support with the latest technology. Offices located in prime positions. Please call Laurie Evans for confidential interview 0419 658 087.
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Wanted GEARBOX to suit New Holland slasher. Any condition. Phone 0447 341 241.
Cars, Bikes, Caravans & Boats
Books BEERWAH BOOKS AND BITS 4th Thursdays Teachers Nite open to 8.00pm 10% discount 3.00pm and 8.00pm .LP’s Vinyls a great range of LP’s Abba, Classical, Flamenco, Beatles, Jethro Tull etc. Open all day Saturday. Books for boys and girls. Adults classics, aussie authors, popular authors, westerns, combat comics. Comics. Trading cards . www.beerwahbooksandbits.com.au or Facebook. Ph 54946315 b.h.
Markets PEACHESTER HALL MARKETS 1pm – 6pm February 25. Plants, jams, cakes & lots more. Book a site. Phone 5494 9521. LANDSBOROUGH MARKETS EVERY SATURDAY 8am to 1pm Landsborough School of Arts Hall Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough. Great variety. Fruit & Veggies, Plants, Handmade Jewellery, Creative Cards On Line handmade cards, Clothing, Bric a Brac, Computer tech. fortnightly, Dog treats, Embroidered Towels, Morning Teas, Massage, Incense and Oils. New stall holders welcome. FIND OUT MORE Check Facebook or phone 54946315 bh
“Your pets in the Best of Care while we trim their hair” • 6 yrs experience • Style clips • No cages • No sedation • Warm fresh water • Owners welcome to stay Shelly: 0409 609 938 or 5493 0368 Glass House Mountains
FEBRUARY ONLY Come in for any service & receive a FREE 100g bag of Dried Liver Treats small boarding catery every care taken. Individual indoor & outdoor area. Insp. welcome. Pick up.delivery avail. Book now for Christmas. Brenda 0417 287 954
falcon 2006 auto sedan, dedicated factory LPG, mechanically very sound, 6mths rego, economical motoring $4,000 ex taxi Phone: 0434 515 628 HYUNDAI EXCEL 1998, 2-door. Runs well, unreg. Needs new dashboard and battery. $500 ono. Phone 0434 083 877. CASH FOR UNWANTED CARS Phone 0449 046 709 2010 TTR 230 YAMAHA motorbike $4,200. 2010 TTR 110 Yamaha motorbike $2,010 – both in excellent condition, very little use. Phone 5445 9988 and leave a message. OFF-ROAD CAMPER TRAILER with slide out kitchen $4,200. Phone 5445 9988 and leave a message.
SSST Sore Sour Stressed Tired. Jo Phelps horse massage. Improving performance, enhancing health & wellbeing in horses & humans. Phone: 5494 9924 or 0438 284 948 MALTESE X SILKY X TENTERFIELD 1M 1F, wormed & vet checked $300 each. View parents. Good homes only. Phone 5494 9906.
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eclectic dreams Our famous February sale is underway & you are the winner - many gorgy lines are drasticly reduced. Eclectic Dreams Opp Museum, Landsborough 5494 1244 RECYCLED HARDWOOD timber, galvanised steel posts and mesh, various lengths and cuplinks. Suitable for aviaries and bush houses. Phone 5438 7910. TANDEM TRAILER 8x5 with removable racks. ATM: 2000, 6 months rego $3000, phone 0419 657 903 CEMENT MIXER 3 cubic ft. GC, petrol and electric motors. $400, phone 0419 657 903 PA C K I N G B O X E S ( 3 0 ) $ 9 0 t h e l o t ! P h o n e 0447 341 241. SALE – MOVING HOUSE, so all must be sold. 9am until 12 midday on Saturday February 18, 2012, at 63 Alf's Pinch Road, Beerwah. Several large garden pots; 3 extra large urn pots; Stihl leaf blower; old push mower, old garden tools; 3’ x 7' trestle tables; outdoor cane furniture setting; 2 office desks; variety of dressed timber; bush house plants, pots & sturdy hanging baskets.
motorcycles wanted - Going or not. Complete or not. Cash paid. Ph: 0421 375 176. motorcycles wanted pre '85 dirt & road bikes, parts bikes, cash paid Ph: 0412 236 154
Lost & Found
MOOLOOLAH 2 bedroom cottage, furnished if required. Large verandahs, quiet area on acre, pool, no pets. Available now $340/w inc power, water & lawn maintenance. Phone 5492 9677 or 0488 012 449.
LOST Missing pet Galah. 9th of February from Peachester Road, Beerwah. Phone 5439 0394. FOUND Cockatiel at Coochin Hills Drive, Beerwah on Sunday Feb 12. Phone 5439 0661.
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Garage Sales BEERBURRUM 40 Tibrogargan Drive. Saturaday & Sunday 6am-2pm. Furniture, clothing, CD’s & bric-abrac. GLASSHOUSE 58 Bricalli Road. Saturday & Sunday 7am. Men’s shed sale – camping gear, tools, lots of great stuff. Ladies sale in carport. GLASSHOUSE 44 Johnston Road. Saturday 7am. Camping gear, leather lounge, bits and pieces. GLASSHOUSE 129 Bowen Road. Saturday 7am. Owner moving o/seas. Household miscellaneous, toys, craft, LP’s, books, clothes. MT MELLUM Ocean View Road. Saturday & Sunday 7am-1pm. Combined sale – household, furniture, clothes, bric-a-brac & more. LANSBOROUGH 13 Cottonwood Court. Saturday 7am. Pine dresser, toys & household items, mounted photographs.
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AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 A new job, new relationship and a new home are all possible at this time. Looking at everything in your life in a new light can change your life. Travel also is possible this week. A relationship may need to be sorted out. New friends will come into your life. PISCES February 20 – March 20 This is an excellent time for starting new projects, study and a new attitude towards life in general. Opportunities will show themselves. A lot more social life will be in the offering and a new love can come into your life. A new work position is also possible. ARIES March 21 – April 20 Finances should now be starting to pick up. A holiday can be in the making. Short distance travel is also possible. If you’re unattached, a chance encounter in your workplace could lead to romance. New friends that come into your life will be important. Changes around the home are likely. TAURUS April 21 – May 21 Excellent news coming regarding financial matters. Travel can be quite prominent at this period. A friend may also arrive on your doorstep. Some mechanical problems with a car may need attending to. This is an excellent time for study and new career opportunities.
GEMINI May 22 – June 21 A reunion with a friend can make this a special week. New beginnings with your work will start to show success. This week will be important to look within to your own inner needs. Take things slowly and watch that you do not take on too much. For those singles, a love can come into your life. CANCER June 22 – July 22 This is not the right time for important decisions. A new baby in the family will give an opportunity to celebrate. You must try not to overextend yourself at this time. A new life cycle has begun. New opportunities can change your direction in life. Finances will be excellent. Leo July 23 – August 22 Changes are likely in your home. A new love could come into your life. Plans for travel will be exciting. A very good friend can be going through a difficult period emotionally but things will turn out ok. Trouble with water, plumbing may need to be fixed. VIRGO August 23 – September 22 In work this can be a very successful period for you, and a promotion can put you in a position of power. Finances will certainly pick up now. The wheel of fortune is about to turn for you. You will be surprised at the outcome. A new relationship will work out very well.
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LIBRA September 23 – October 22 There will be a need to start looking after yourself more and letting go of other people’s problems. Perhaps it is time to pamper yourself. This is a time for a light hearted and more social life. New people coming into your life can be very uplifting. Your ability to make money also will be excellent. SCORPIO October 23 – November 22 An excellent time for initiating new concepts at work. New people who come into your life will important for your future. You can have a boost in confidence; this plus your high energy levels will enable you to achieve much, as long as you don’t try to rush things. Good news coming regarding family. SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 22 Excellent news is coming regarding work. A house move is likely soon. Some of your family may land on your doorstep in the next few weeks. This will really upset your plans, but I am sure you can cope. A lot of social life will be enjoyable. Good news regarding someone overseas. CAPRICORN December 23 – January 19 This is a time of personal growth. This is a time of new awakenings. Letting go of the past will be important. A letter in the post will be a nice surprise. Legal matters will also work out alright now.
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soldiers for any photos they could spare of their girlfriends, ex-girlfriends, cousins, aunts etc.. He then sent the photo of Sophie together with all the photos of the girls he collected (57 photos) with a note which read.... ‘Dear Sophie, I’m sorry but I can’t quite remember who you are. Please take your photo from the pile and send the rest back to me, take care, Brian.’ Jill and Jodie Tindal, Glass House
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