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Hi Everyone In recent weeks we’ve been following the issue of poor service and reception issues for Telstra customers in the local area extending from Landsborough to Glass House. This week, we’ve received advice from Telstra’s Sunshine Coast area manager Kris Carver that reception issues should be resolved, following the completion of work to the main tower. He said customers should find that their mobile coverage is now back to where it was, he wasn’t however able to comment on broadband. We are still waiting for confirmation on this and will advise you when we know. I guess we will let all you readers be the judge – I am not able to judge as I have never been able to get any reception from our office in Glass House (even with my blue tick rural phone).

Mr Karver has urged those customers whose reception hasn’t improved to contact Telstra Country Wide Sunshine Coast on 1800 687 829 or email: sctcw@ team.telstra.com, or alternatively drop into one of their stores on the Sunshine Coast, located at Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore, Morayfield and Bribie Island. So as we don’t have an edition next week (yes we do take an Easter holiday at GCNews) I hope everyone has a very ‘Hoppy Easter’ and I look forward to hearing all about your phones after the holidays! Regards,

This Week in GCNews Local news........................................... 3-12 Doing Business................................. 14 - 15 Community groups.............................. 16-17 Candidates Division 5............................... 18 Health Check.......................................... 19 You said it........................................ 20 - 21 Health beauty & wellbeing........................ 22 Living..................................................... 23 Out and about......................................... 24 Things 2 do............................................. 25 Churches and community notices.............. 26 Real estate......................................... 27-28 Trades............................................... 29-33 Gardening............................................... 34 Sports news....................................... 34-35 Classifieds.......................................... 34-35 Fun page................................................. 38

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On the Cover They may not be as cute and cuddly as a bunny or a chicken, but there’s certainly something endearing about the Alpaca, especially month old Cassiopeia, pictured here with mum Stardust, and owner Kylie Tsangaris. Read the story on page 3. 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.

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Glasshouse Country Prostate Cancer support group meeting, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start with guest speaker Chris (Budda) Handy on dealing with depression. Mary MacKillop Centre, Beerwah. For more information contact Bob McLean 0427 606 2402. Women's Breakfast at the Headland Bowls Club Syd Lingard Drive Buderim. Speaker for April will be Debbie Mueller, demonstrating Mediumship and connecting with Spirit. The group is based on friendship and sharing ideas, offers networking opportunities with no joining fees or regular commitment and we welcome new members. Join us at 6.30am for a 7.00am breakfast, $20.00 cash payable on day. Bookings essential. Phone Shelley 5494 9892 or email womensbreakfast4556@hotmail. com

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They may not be as cute and cuddly as the Easter bunny, but there is something equally as endearing about the humble Alpaca. Especially month old Cassiopeia, who this week graces our cover in the lead up to Easter.

Last week we had the wonderful opportunity to meet Cassiopeia and her mother and aunts at ‘Las Nubes’, the alpaca farm owned by a Beerwah local, Kylie Tsangaris, and her family. It took Kylie, who also operates local dog walking business Paws Luv Walks, only a matter of weeks to fall in love with her pet alpacas and decide she wanted to expand her brood, and breed them. Last month, she welcomed little Cassiopeia to the brood, and is eagerly awaiting the birth of another ‘cria’ (baby alpaca) any day. Alpacas are best known for their fleece, which is second in its quality and softness only to silk, but according to Kylie, that is only the start of the many benefits of the shy, unassuming animals. For her, it was the fact that the alpacas could keep the grass in check on her Fraser Road property, as well as their good nature around children. An avid wildlife lover, who hosts an annual community camp out on her property to raise funds for the Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo, said she was also drawn to the animal because it’s not bred for its meat, only for its fleece.

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When it came to putting together his 12th publication, local author and internationally recognised expert Dr Graeme Quick certainly was quick to add a bit of colour and humour into his latest offering. The author, whose earlier works have all been technical or historical publications, took great joy in putting together a collection of tales from around the country that share but one common character, the humble tractor. After 50 years in the farming machinery industry, many of which was spent overseas, Graeme has more than a tale or two to tell. ‘Tall but True Tractor Tales’ is the first in a series of two books that Graeme has penned in an effort to capture some of what has been a very colourful adventure for this international expert who today calls Peachester home. From the story of Rotten Robbie, who had amassed a collection of coins that he kept under his bed to purchase himself a tractor, to the story of another well-known local, Nev Anning, who as a prisoner of war was forced to endure hard physical labour in constructing a Japanese shrine before a tractor saved the day, Graeme is quick to point out all but one of the 50 tales in the book have at least some basis in fact. Illustrated with clever cartoons drawn by Graeme and an impressive collection of photos, the book is certain to be a hit with anyone for a passion for a good old yarn!

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Lady Throat Killers take to the stage for youth concert

Following a fantastic response to last week’s announcement of the upcoming youth music event, Local Young Live, we can now reveal the headline act. The Lady Throat Killers, a popular hip hop band based on the Sunshine Coast, is set to get the crowd moving when they perform at the drug and alcohol free event at the Beerwah Community Hall on Friday, April 20. Holly Aston of the Hinterland Community Development Association said there had been a lot of interest and excitement in the event, with a number of acts registering to perform. “Based on the response so far, it looks set to be a real crowd pleaser,” Holly said. Registrations must be received no later than April 10 for those individuals or bands who would like to perform on the night. You can register via the facebook page at local.young. live or email Local.Young. Live@gmail.com. Tickets, $5.00 each, will be available at the door on the night, and there are only 300 available. The event will run from 4.00pm 9.00pm, and security will be provided thanks to the generous support of Community Recycling.

Margaret’s Mblori mission Margaret Briggs is busily preparing herself for what she knows will be a life changing experience when she travels to Africa to see how her efforts have improved the lives of the villagers of Mblori next month.

Margaret, who is halfway to her current fundraising goal of $5,000, said it costs only $10.00 to purchase one mosquito net, which can protect a whole family against the insects that carry the malaria virus. The next project is to raise enough money for the village, which has no running water or electricity, and to dig pit latrines for 200 of the villagers’ homes. Margaret said locals who are keen to support her fundraising efforts for the Mblori village can purchase the Wort Organics drinks from her at the markets, or alternatively give her a call on 0411 073 822, to make a donation. Wort Organics is a Queensland company which uses locally grown produce to create its refreshing ginger and lemon myrtle range of beverages, and can be also purchased from Beerwah Health Foods in Simpson Street.

“I’m bracing myself for what I will see when I get there,” said an excited but equally anxious Margaret, who is well aware of the poverty that awaits her. The last time GCNews spoke to Margaret she had successfully raised enough money, through the support of the local community, to purchase life saving mosquito nets to help protect the residents of the small Kenyan village from their biggest killer, malaria. As her ongoing fundraising efforts continue, she is also preparing to see firsthand how much of a benefit the mosquito nets have had on the lives of the villagers, many of whom are children. “It’s a wonderful feeling to know you have been able to help save lives, and I want to bring back some of the stories to share with the community who have been so supportive with my fundraising efforts,” Margaret said. Since her last major fundraising effort, Margaret has been busy selling Wort’s Organic drinks at local markets, dedicating all her profits towards the cause. Margaret Briggs at her market stall

Who is Bob McLean?

The residents of Glasshouse Country will know me as The Bloke who has coordinated the Garden Expo in Beerwah for the last eight years, I provide regular contribution to the GCNews on behalf of Menshed, Bromeliad Society & Rotary plus other community groups with whom I am involved. I have been an Electrical Contractor, Farmer, Project Manager and a team player working for the community. My service to the community is guided by my Family, Church and being a active Rotarian since 1975. You can see service is not new to me, Service is what I will deliver to you.

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A Safe integrated network will promote Healthy living, by children riding to school, workers riding to work or for recreation of locals & tourists. Learn more about Bob McLean, by visiting my website: www.bobmclean-div1.com.au, or Phone: 0427 606 240 See Public Notices Page 36 for more information. Authorised R.J. McLean, 53 Bowen Rd. Glass House Mountains for Bob McLean (candidate) www.gcnews.com.au

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Suncoast Fun Dogs agility competition, 12.30pm at the Elimbah Sports and Recreation ground. Drinks, ice-cream and sausage sizzle available. All welcome, including dogs on leads. Mooloolah’s Got Talent: performing our arts off. Don’t miss the launch night of this exciting new event, 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Mooloolah Public Hall. Featuring the SunCoast Ukelele Masters and Bamboo Rockets. Become part of exposing emerging and established local performers including musicians, song writers, singers, dancers, comedians, poets and more! Gold coin donation, hot dogs and non-alcoholic drinks for sale. Free craft for kids and adults. Raffle prizes drawn on the night. For bookings or to join the group of local community-minded organisers, contact Natasha Odgers on 5492 9860. Caloundra Model Railway Association’s model railway sale and display, 10.00am - 2.00pm at the Caloundra Arts Centre Association building (North Street Caloundra) opposite the Rydges OASIS Resort. Free entry. Enquiries 5445 1225. Beerwah’s Got Country at Beerwah Hotel, featuring Tori Darke, from 8.00pm

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The Sunshine Orienteer's are running another mountain bike orienteering event in the Beerburrum State Forest. This event is part of the Rider of the Year series, entry fee applies; open to all, courses to suit all levels of fitness and ability. For more information or to pre enter go to www.oq.asn.au Canine Frisbee Competition at Elimbah Sports and Recreation ground, 9.30am. Drinks, ice-cream, and sausage sizzle, finishing time around 1.00pm. All welcome, including dogs on leads.

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Discover how your food choices affect the world at a Slow Food session at Beerwah Library, 10.00am - 11.30am. Julie Shelton from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland chapter of Slow Food will share the principles on how to consume tasty and satisfying food that is affordable for consumers and fair for producers. To book phone the library on 5439 2500.

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Holiday surprise at Glass House Mountains State School The kids at Glass House Mountains State School are set for a surprise when the holidays are over, unless they are reading this article of course. The world is being put together for them by the talented Taffy Watkins, Brad Miller and Andy Henry who are part of the Glasshouse Country Menshed. The gentlemen from the Menshed are designing and making a massive wooden world map puzzle complete with the migration trail of the whales for the under covered area at GHMSS. Bob McLean the Menshed organiser said that the Glasshouse Country Menshed is a local community group that gives talented and crafty gentlemen somewhere to go to display, share,

learn, practice and communicate their ideas. Anybody interested in joining this group please call Bob McLean on 0427 606 240. The Glasshouse Country Menshed is always looking for donations of tools, equipment and resources. On behalf of Glass House Mountains State School we would like to thank the Menshed for actively being involved in enriching the lives of our students and would like to invite other community minded organisations to come forward and share their time and skills here at Glass House Mountains State School. For details contact the school on 5493 2222 and leave a message at the office for Lyn Granger.

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The Support-A-Reader Program at Beerwah State School is strongly supported by our learning community. Teachers and students value and

appreciate the dedication of an increasing pool of volunteer tutors. On Tuesday, March 13, 20 people attended the tutor training at the school. Many have volunteered their time to work with students at the school on a weekly basis. Many of the tutors trained last year are still volunteering to work with our students and find it rewarding both to them and the students. We also appreciate the support of parents, carers and grandparents who spend time reading with children. It is likely that we will hold another tutor training session in term three. If you have time and are interested in attending training please watch for the training information in the school newsletter or local newspapers later in the year.

Peachester State School students have been busy weeding and planting vegetables in their garden lessons as part of the new Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project which the school has launched this year. The Year 4 to 7 students have also been learning about the importance of soil, doing pH tests and cleaning out the garden, ready to build new garden beds. The plans for a new purpose built kitchen are progressing nicely and when finished the students will begin cooking lessons utilising vegetables grown from their own garden. Thank you very much to all the people who attended the Kitchen Garden Community meeting, the support and enthusiasm for the project was fantastic. A huge thanks also goes to Mr Andy Gray (future school dad) for all his work on the kitchen plans, Harris Plumbing Supplies and Savage Landscaping from Landsborough, Andersens Caloundra, The Green Light Café from Peachester, and Peachester Horticulture society for their kind donations. Thank you also to the many school families who have also donated their time. Your efforts are much appreciated. Peachester State School is very proud to have the opportunity to provide its students with an opportunity to learn and develop in such an exciting program. Peachester State School is the small school that makes a BIG difference.

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Mooloolah students put pen to paper Contributed by Danika Tietze and Hunter Gordon (Year 7 students) On Wednesday, March 14, Peter Hendicott, a professor of optometry at the School of Optometry in Brisbane, came to Mooloolah State School with four of his fourth year students, Anthony, Anna, Hannah and Rachel, to screen the children from Prep, Year 1 and Year 2. Two students from Mooloolah, Danika and Hunter, interviewed the visitors. We found out that the students had been studying for three whole years and this year was their fourth. They only have one more year and then they can become professional optometrists. The students think that screening kids is important because if children are not doing well at school it’s sometimes not because they’re not trying. It’s because sometimes their vision is a bit down and it’s important to find that out because a simple pair of glasses can help you do a lot better at school.

School leaders receive badges

Contributed by Jesse Gordon (Year 7 student)

On Thursday, February 23, 11 Year 7 students were presented with their leadership badges and roles. All the students had listened to a speech about leadership roles and responsibilities on parade.

Firstly, the school sang the Australian National Anthem and then the school song. Then the school leaders’ parents, presented Kirby Hume and Danika Tietze their leadership badges. The student leaders were then handed their leaders pledge and contract. This was followed by the presentation of the badges for the school representative councillors, the presentations for the house captains and then an invitation to the parents to sign the contract of leadership with their child, followed by the conclusion of the ceremony.

Ear Testing With Nicole Weeks Contributed by Kirby Hume and Jesse Gordon (Year 7 students)

On Wednesday, March 14, Nicole Weeks, who is a child health nurse specialising in ear testing came to Mooloolah State School to screen all the indigenous children’s ears to see if their hearing is up to speed. She had a lot of kids that she had to test. Nicole started at 9.00am with her first patient. She had a big machine and when she pressed a button it made a noise and the noise went through to the headphones and so the person who had the headphones on could respond. We asked her some questions including ‘What is your name?’, ‘What is your job?’, ‘How long have you been doing your job for?’, ‘Do you like your job?’, ‘Why is it important to get your hearing tested?’ Nicole told us she is a child health care person who specialises in ear testing, and she has been part of the child health care corporation for 15 years and doing ear testing for aboriginal children for three years. She said she loves to help younger children, and she is part indigenous. She said it was important to get your hearing tested because when you are little you have to learn your mum and dad’s voice but if you cannot hear then you can’t learn at school or you might not hear a fire alarm, so that is why it is important to get your hearing tested.

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Focus groups have begun the challenging, but exciting work to turn the people of Beerwah’s ideas into action. Council started comprehensive community engagement with the town last year to help develop an even brighter future in Beerwah. To find out what the people of Beerwah said you can go to council’s PLACE+ Beerwah webpage http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitePage. cfm?code=beerwah-place. You can see a copy of the latest newsletter on the town’s noticeboards or pick up one at the Beerwah Library or post office. The information from the community engagement has now been divided into themes: Robust Economy, business, trade, industry and jobs Ecological sustainability, ecological preservation and development of natural and built environment Innovation and Creativity, arts and culture, programs, events and activities Health and Wellbeing, safety, security, health and wellbeing

Social Cohesion, community spirit, civic heart, inclusive spaces Accessibility and Connectedness, community connection and access Managing growth, services and assets meeting community needs Great Governance, transparency, engagement and partnerships A focus group has been assigned to each category to work on recommendations for the draft Action Plan which will go to the people of Beerwah by June. All this work is part of Council’s PLACE+ program, which is all about creating the Sunshine Coast’s future. It focuses on Council and communities working together to make great places on the Sunshine Coast even better. Beerwah is the first place to benefit from this program, which covers a range of issues including infrastructure, business and community development.

About Town with Lea Parkes As usual when you go for a wander around Beerwah you will see quite a few changes happening. One renovation that is in full swing is King Tobin Lawyers new offices at Turner Park (across the road from the entrance to the Beerwah Marketplace), after being located upstairs on Simpson Street for the past 28 years I am sure their customers will love their ‘New and Shiny’ office. With an Easter deadline looming there has been plenty of tradies under the pump working on the Beerwah Hotel’s new TAB, the former verandah area next to the public bar is being transformed and the smoking area out the front of the bar is being extended.

Another fashionable change is for Icon Boutique - they now have a new owner with a familiar face, employee and long time local Margaret Ross. For those who know and love Jo Rosenlund, she will keep working in the store, and you can continue to see the great range of well priced clothes and accessories Icon Boutique are known for. Congratulations also to Beerwah business woman Vicki Heading and her team at Beerwah Hair and Beauty, who just took out the Members Choice Bartercard award on the Sunshine Coast. A great achievement, given the number of participating businesses across the coast.

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The Beerwah Peachester RSL have confirmed their schedule of services for Wednesday, April 25. 0415hs - Dawn Service march will form at the Club Car Park on Beerwah Parade side 0425hs - The march will commence 0428hs - Dawn Service 0500hrs - Gunfire Breakfast at 0500hrs in the dining area 0700hrs - Until 0830hrs Breakfast will be served. 0900hrs - The Club will be closed at 0900hrs for preparation of main service.

0910hrs - The march for the main service will form up at the corner of Free and Mawhinney Streets. 0930hrs - March will commence, bring along a hat and water to drink if the weather is hot. Vintage cars will be available for the older veterans. If there are any inquiries, please contact the Beerwah Peachester Sub-Branch on 5494 0278 or the Club on 5494 0289.

Discount desexing campaign underway Cat owners are sure to look like the cat who got the canary when they snap up the massive discount on offer in the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (SCARS) ‘De-Sex in the City’ campaign. Don’t miss out on one of 500 $49.00 cat de-sexing vouchers available from April 2 at the animal refuge. This year Supa IGA Maleny is the main ‘De-Sex in the City’ campaign sponsor and more than 20 vets throughout the Sunshine Coast are generously participating. “The de-sexing vouchers represent an approximate 50 per cent discount for a male cat, and an approximate 75 per cent discount for a female cat, on their normal rates. The vouchers will be available between Tuesday and Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm, and Sunday 10.00am to 2.00pm from April 2 at SCARS, 28 Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha. Rosalie Symons from SCARS said participating residents were also encouraged to visit the lovely cats and dogs housed at the refuge when they purchased their de-sexing vouchers. “SCARS can house approximately 70 dogs and 50 cats at any given time. We accept cats and dogs from the Sunshine Coast Council Pound after owners cannot be traced, and from private surrenders,” she said.

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“If you think you might be able to provide a loving home for one or more of these lovely animals, why not pop in and say hello.” Ms Symons said a huge thank you must be given to the wonderful vets who had generously agreed to participate in the campaign. “Once you have purchased your voucher, please assist the vets as much as possible by contacting them early, working within their schedule, advising them that you are a voucher holder, and presenting your cat for the procedure in a healthy condition,” she said. “Each vet will have a slightly different preoperation routine, so please contact them and they will advise you of their requirements. “While booked in for the operation, it may be advantageous for you to discuss microchipping, worming and vaccinations. Your support of these vets with the ongoing health and care of your pet will also help acknowledge their contribution.” Locally, you can use your voucher at the Mooloolah Veterinary Surgery, 3/1 Mooloolah Connection Road, Mooloolah, phone 5492 9510. For further information about this campaign visit SCARS website at www.sippycreek.com.au The Sunshine Coast Pet Partnership Group comprises a number of key animal welfare organisations, vets and councils. Committee members include SCARS, 4Paws, RSPCA, The Australian Veterinary Association, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Sunshine Coast Council. The group meets quarterly and works together to educate and encourage responsible pet ownership across the region.

If you have been on an ADSL plan for over 2 years (and in some circumstances even just 12 months) and you haven’t been offered more service for less cost, then you should read on. The competition to sell Broadband is pretty hot. The prices for some budget plans have come way down. We have helped several clients who have challenged their providers to get a faster plan and pay less for it. This isn’t restricted to ADSL but includes wireless broadband as well. Give your ISP (Internet Service Provider) a call and see if they can’t offer you a better deal than you presently get. You can change providers quite painlessly these days, so don’t feel like you’re stuck. Finally, here’s a reminder for those of you out there with a wireless router. Make sure your router broadcast is secured; you don’t want your download for the month to disappear into someone else’s computer. For more of this and other free advice, check out our website at www.mooloolahpc.com.au. For assistance with any computer inquiries or problems, phone Gus Gillespie of Mooloolah Computers, your true local computer help, on 0405 125 662. We are not a shop, we come to you!

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Easter service times Easter school holiday fun

Easter holiday fun is on the program this school holidays at Mooloolah Vacation Care. Fees start as low as $4.00 per child per day, and children from any school are welcome to attend. In the week before Easter there will be plenty of Easter themed craft and cooking activities. We are expecting a visit from Charlie Chook and the Crazy Chooks who will be doing some crazy egg themed games including egg rolling, chook chucking and even a rocket launcher! In the following week we are making Mother’s Day gifts and playing lots of games, as well as making and painting a real working ceramic clock. Call 5494 7491 for enquiries or bookings.

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Good Friday HC, April 6, 9.00am Easter Sunday HC, April 8, 9.00am Come and hear of Jesus’ love for YOU!

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Holy Thursday, April 5 Beerwah 7.00pm Good Friday, April 6 Beerwah (ecumenical) – Passion of the Lord 3.00pm Landsborough – Passion of the Lord 3.00pm Mooloolah – Passion of the Lord (at St Thomas’ Anglican Church) 3.00pm Easter Vigil, April 7 Mooloolah 5.30pm Beerwah 6.00pm Easter Sunday, April 8 Landsborough 7.00am

Glasshouse Country Baptist Church, 59 Roberts Road, Beerwah Good Friday, April 6, 8.00am Easter Sunday, April 8, 9.00am

Children at Landsborough Kindy had plenty of reason to be excited on their last day of term after a visit from the Easter bunny. Congratulations to Annabell, who won the Kindy’s easter raffle, which was drawn on Wednesday, March 28.

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Good Friday, April 6, 8.00am – 9.00am Easter Sunday, April 8, 9.30am No Sunday night service

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Friday, April 6, 6.30pm – Special Eater ‘Upper Room’ Communion celebration Saturday, April 7, 10.00am – Family Easter Musical

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Holy Thursday, April 5, 6.30pm Saint Thomas Mooloolah (followed by Vigil) Good Friday, April 6, 3.00pm Mary MacKillop Centre Beerwah Easter Sunday, April 8, 9.00am Mary MacKillop Centre Beerwah Enquiries - 5439 9130 / 5494 9536

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Good Friday, April 6, 9.00am Easter Sunday, April 8, normal service 9.30am

Glasshouse Country Uniting Church Twin Peaks Drive, Beerwah Good Friday, April 6, 8.00am Easter Sunday, April 8, 8.30am

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Is 2012 your year? (cont’d...)

If you go over to the coast and purchase a new computer system from any one of the larger retail stores – yes, you might get a cheaper price. However, in all likelihood, you won’t get:

Welcome back to our discussion of how to get the most out of your business website. Today we continue with our top tips:

Advice from a computer technician - Typically you would be talking to a salesperson. These sales people may not have a technical background. In many cases, they will be working on commission which means they may be trying to sell you anything they can.

One of the most common questions I am asked by business owners in the process of putting together a website is “who should I link to?” People seem to be under the impression that they will rank first in Google if they can link to a bunch of other good sites. Unfortunately this is not the case. By linking to other sites you are effectively saying that they are more important than you. You are telling people: “I don’t have the answers but go and look at these websites.”

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The Chamber’s March meeting was a networking evening held at the Beerwah Hotel; the night was well attended with guests embracing the opportunity to do some serious networking.

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Ann Ross of Beerburrm Service Centre with Celebrant Yvonne Hortin and Margaret Vita of Suncoast Water Gardens 3 Carol Kenny from Commonwealth Bank, Shannon from Hinterland Body and Soul and Bob McLean 4 Vicki Heading from Beerwah Hair and Beauty Salon with Leigh Rachow from Nu Skin 5 Yvonne Hortin from Natural Tranquillity with Consultant Rod Richards and Dianne Sutherland of Life Force Feng Shui If you are interested in attending the next General Meeting it will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 5.30pm PO Box at 79the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club. Glass House Mountains 4518 Qld

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Doing Business Swim instructor calls it a day

Over the years, Glass House Mountains swimming instructor Chris Price estimates she has taught more than 1,000 students to swim. From babies, toddlers and school students and the occasional adult, Chris, who has owned and operated Swim Biz swimming school for the past 10 years, says when she closes the pool gate for the final time at the end of this week, it will be the interaction with her students that she misses the most. Chris said despite having run a successful business and receiving such wonderful support from the local community, after 16 years of teaching she felt it was time to try something new. After a brief holiday, she intends trekking in Borneo in search of Organutans after Easter, and then travelling to Cambodia later in the year to teach English with Harvest Cambodia. “It’s been a really successful business, and I feel fortunate that I have been able to work from home and raise my family at the same time, and if it wasn’t for all the support of the community and my husband John and daughters Chelsea and Jessie, my dream may not have been realised,” Chris said. She also acknowledged another local, Deb Evans, who she has worked closely with over the years, and Estelle Siddons, who Chris took on as a young trainee. “I’d like to thank them both for their dedication and commitment to Swim Biz, as well as all past and present clients,” Chris said. “It’s been very special to me to watch a number of families grow from their first born learning to swim followed by several siblings. It’s a satisfying and rewarding feeling to be part of these little lives with all their different personalities.” Chris, who represented her state in swimming in her youth, said learning to swim was a life skill, and shouldn’t be considered an option. And as well as teaching learn to swim lessons, Chris also has a good following of aqua aerobics participants, who join her twice a week for a water-based workout and a social chat. She’ll miss them all, but is hoping there might be someone out there who has the passion and commitment to take the business over. If you are seriously interested in a lifestyle and career change, or if you are a swimming instructor who would like to work for themselves, give Chris a call on 5496 9222.

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Yellow van volunteers reunite Contributed by Ivon Northage

Some 20 past and present volunteers were reunited at Settlers Park on March 27 for the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Tourist Information Centre (yellow van) at Matthew Flinders Park. Although only 11 of us had managed to maintain our yellow shirts, it was never the less a colourful display of both dress and memorabilia contributions (not to mention the tasty tucker). Obviously past anecdotes flowed thick and fast and were too numerous to repeat here, but one in particular probably does represent the flavour of the good old days : - A family from the UK pulled up in their hire car and rushed over to the vollies on duty waving a photo of the van shouting “we’ve found you, we’ve found you” – they had printed the photo off the internet back home and the yellow van was their first port of call in Australia. The many enquiries about the origin of the mountains and their names encouraged a lot of volunteers to further their own knowledge of our famous icons so we would be better prepared for future questions. The original roster as printed by the Glasshouse Country News, was on display and it was interesting to note that only three of the names on the list are still active Tourism volunteers today, namely Rob Morris, Jeff Bodley and Gavin Stewart – well done guys! One of the people in attendance was not a volunteer and I refer of course to councillor Anna, who supported us strongly and consistently over the years. As Anna is retiring at this month’s council elections, we would like to take this opportunity to thank and wish her and husband Russell all the best for the future. See photos in Out and About on page 24 www.gcnews.com.au

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A big welcome to two new ladies. Lidia and Wendy. Lidia has been to Chile, our country of study this year and has agreed to assist us with our catering on Tuesday, May 29 for our International Day. We had the first part of our cooking competition on Saturday, February 25. The cakes were sold on our CWA stall. The results are boiled fruit cake, first Bev Wild, second Coral Beutel, peach blossom cake first Coral Beutel second Joan Kropp, date loaf first Margaret Wallace, second Coral Beutel, cinnamon tea cake first Bev Wild second Coral Beutel, ginger slice first Joan Kropp, second Bev Wild, kentish cake first Margaret Wallace, second Coral Beutel, shortbread first Joan Kropp. We thank our judges Margaret and Sharon Wild. Although the weather wasn’t very pleasant on the day of the markets most stall holders were happy. Our next market is a Mothers Day market on Saturday, April 28, council election day. We will be judging the second half of our cooking competition that morning to sell on our stall. The markets will be open from 9.00am - 5.00pm, just for that day. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 29 at 12.30pm after the horticultural society’s meeting. There will be no meeting in April as our normal day is just before Easter. If you are interested in joining our branch, having a stall at the markets or would like to attend our functions please ring Coral 5494 9775 or Bev 5494 9544.

Donate your old spectacles Contributed by Beerwah Lions Club

Lions of the World host 18 Eyeglass Recycling centers around the world and the Lions Recycle for Sight, Australia, Inc., is located at Redcliffe QLD. This is a recognised Lions world-wide humanitarian project. Beerwah Lions Club has community collection points at Specs Savers Beerwah, Community Recycling Roberts Road, Beerwah, and at Landsborough and Glasshouse Pharmacies. Recycled eyeglasses may also be left at the Beerwah Co-op recycled site on cans days on the first Saturday of each month. All types of prescription and sun glasses can be used to help the sight of those less fortunate. Lion Gwen Kippen is the Beerwah Lions Clubs recycled eyeglasses project officer. During the past 10 years, Lions Recycle for Sight Australia Inc has collected close to 4 million pairs of spectacles thanks to an Australia Post Reply Paid facility, 1,000 Lions/Lioness Clubs in Australia and several hundred clubs in Japan. The Centre has shipped close to 3.5 million pairs throughout the world, including several countries in Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kurdystan and Moldova in Europe, most countries in Asia including Papua New Guinea, TimorLeste, Philippines, China, American Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vietnam, Laos and Afghanistan as well as the smallest islands in the Indonesian Archipelago Pacific. Recently the program added a sponsorship with an on-line prescription maker to provide one free pair of spectacles for every pair sold on line – estimated at 5,000 pairs of new spectacles in a year. Currently the program receives 500,000 pairs annually from Australia and Japan, and it refurbishes and distributes about the same number to groups around the world.

The Combined Probus Club of Glasshouse Mountains Inc Contributed by Lois Gilbey Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club commencing at 10.00am. Our guest speaker will be Laurie Smith to speak about the creation of the Roma Street Gardens. All members and visitors very welcome to attend. Morning tea will be provided and members are asked to bring along a small plate of food to share for lunch. Our new committee members are: President Frank Cockram, Secretary Gordon McCormack, Treasurer Riny De Rooy along with Pat and Ken McBride, Val Machin, John Grindrod, Sylvia and Steve Reeves and Lois Gilbey. Last month we welcomed Yolande Loosemore as a new member to our club. Also, last month we sadly farewelled another of our members. Sincere condolences to the family of Joyce Richardson who was a great contributor to our meetings and will be greatly missed. Probus is looking for new members to join us for our monthly meetings and outings etc. If you are new to the area or looking to meet new friends and would like join in our outings and activities, please come along to our monthly meetings held every second Wednesday of each month, where you will be made most welcome. We also have a Mahjong group who meet at the Glasshouse Mountains Neighbourhood Centre on alternate Mondays, for more information about Mahjong please contact Gwen on 5494 6231. Thank you to Matilda's Fruit Barn for their generous donation of a fruit and vegetable box for our lucky door prize. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 11, especially some new faces. For more information phone Steve Reeves on 5496 7692 or Lois Gilbey on 5496 9991. www.gcnews.com.au


Glasshouse Country View Club Contributed by Pauline Clarke, Publicity Officer

The Glasshouse Country View Club welcomed three more new members at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at the Glasshouse Sports Club. Membership badges were presented to Lynda Flanagan, Kim Duguid and Judith Mason; welcome ladies. The next View Club meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18 at the Glasshouse Sports Club. This meeting will be a ‘Back to School Day’ so please bring a photo of you as a school girl. Also please try to remember back and bring some sort of school food that you enjoyed (or endured) in that era. All proceeds will be going to The Smith Family so please join us and enjoy a fun day. Meanwhile, don’t forget our next outing on Wednesday, April 7 starting at 11.00am, (meet at Happy Valley car park) which is a walk starting at Bulcock Beach and culminating in a fish and chips lunch. Husbands / partners are welcome to join us. Anyone who would like to join the View Club would be most welcome. Please contact Joy on 5439 9049 or Lydia on 5438 7894 who will be pleased to supply any further information about the club. You can check out the View Club on its website http://view.org.au

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Contributed by Ann Husband, coordinator We still have some vacancies in our upcoming computer courses. We will be running Basic and Accredited Basic courses and also Social Media courses. The courses will run as soon as there are enough students. If you are interested, call us or call in and see us. We are open 9.30am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday. Our Basic courses cater for all ages and skill levels and having your own computer is not essential, you can use ours free of charge to practice on and to get additional help if you need it. Basic computer skills are needed for the Social Media courses. Phone 5494 1255, e-mail morrishouse@landsborough.com and our address is 478 Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough, opposite the School of Arts Hall. All our usual services are available: free bread and food; internet use for $2.00 per hour ($1.00 for seniors and carers, minimum charge 50c) free use of computers for resumes, assignments etc; photocopying, including colour copies for very reasonable costs; phone and fax use; free legal service (call 5443 7827 for appointments); free counselling each Wednesday - call us or call in for an appointment; JP service each Wednesday; cooking group each Thursday - all welcome; limited emergency relief; reflexology each Friday, call Jack on 5494 0818 for an appointment. If you need a venue for a meeting, workshop etc. we also take bookings for the CWA hall next door to Morris House. Call us or call in and see us for bookings. The Mothers group will be re-starting on Tuesday, April 24 from 10.00am – 12.00noon in the CWA hall next to Morris House. Make new friends, share ideas while your children have fun with other children. Call in for coffee and see what’s available at the Centre. Everyone welcome. If you are interested in volunteering, we are always looking for new volunteers and would appreciate any time you can spare. This centre is staffed wholly by volunteers and even a small amount of time each week would help us to improve our services.

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Local government election - Division 5 What's in the Spotlight Awards for sustainability champions Nominate yourself or another sustainability champion for the 2012 Sunshine Coast Council Glossies Awards. The Glossies recognise and celebrate sustainability achievements of residents, businesses and community groups Categories include building design, construction, transport, resource management, green art, edible landscaping and, new to 2012, the Affordable Living Award. Go to www.livingsmartqld.com.au to nominate. Entries close at 5pm, Monday 14 May.

Spot the pothole, tell council Local residents are encouraged to help council after severe weather by reporting potholes or any other storm or flood damage that may pose a potential danger to the community. Council is responsible for around 3500 kilometres of roads across the region. It can react faster to fix things if more people help by reporting them, by phone, or by filling out a quick and easy form on council’s website.

Expo really means business The 2012 Sunshine Coast Business Expo is on next month – and council has booked four of the 50-plus exhibition stands with professional service providers on hand to answer questions and provide advice to local business. The expo is on 10 and 11 May at the Sunshine Coast TAFE’s Mooloolaba campus. Visit www.scbizexpo.com.au for information.

Living Smart Homes Council’s Living Smart Homes initiative is a free online program helping residents save on household bills, reduce their ecological footprint, and much more. The new-look resource now has three new and exciting modules to work through and more resources than ever to help you save. For more details visit www.livingsmartqld.com.au/homes.

Conservation agreements Do you love your local environment and wish to make a positive difference? Council and the Noosa and District Landcare Group can help. Council’s Voluntary Conservation Agreement program supports private landholders by protecting bushland on their properties in perpetuity, by registering a covenant on title over some or all of the property. Until December, landholders who enter new VCAs will be offered free trees by the Landcare Group. To register your interest, call council on 5485 0229.

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Hi everyone Well the countdown is well and truly on for the Local Government election and it’s getting hard to ignore with the number of election signs now dotting our streets on the increase. The majority of GCNews readership lives in Division 1 however much of the Mooloolah area is in Division 5. So this week we have included profiles from each of the three candidates in Division 5 - sitting Councillor Jenny McKay, Maleny resident Charles Hodgson and Eudlo local Clive Plater. In the next edition April 18 we will be featuring a profile on each of the eight Mayoral candidates. I imagine this must be one of the largest field of Mayoral candidates in the State. So let’s hope their profiles can help us decide on who will be the best person for this important job. In the April 23 edition we will feature the Division 1 candidate profiles, and for those of you that would like to opportunity to put additional questions to the Division 1 candidates you should mark the candidate evening organised by GMAN in your diary for the Thursday after Easter, April 12. To find out more about the event check out the ad on page 20.

Jenny McKay - Division 5 Born into a family that has lived and worked in the hinterland for four generations, standing Councillor Jenny McKay is not only passionate about rural wellbeing but already has a longstanding demonstrated performance record along with a keen knowledge on what priorities are needed for the region. “Smart business leadership is essential in Council. Nominating candidates often speak of being committed and creating change, but it takes leadership and a keen business sense along with an understanding of the way forward to accomplish it. I am that voice of experience. “The hinterland is my home, and I take my elected position to grow and protect it very seriously. There are many challenges ahead of us, and I understand the balance needed between economic growth and environmental sustainability. “The recent DERM land valuations shows a drop of 4.7 per cent across the board. This highlights the serious issues that we are experiencing, and is not just about Councillors filling potholes. We are facing an urgent need to retain the experienced leaders of council, who have demonstrated capacity to work together for the betterment of the Sunshine Coast, and their individual divisions. As we go into this election, there are continuing issues such as the protection of the Blackall Range escarpment, housing shortages and fall in local business. I know the people of this community and I know how to work with them to move forward. Now is the time for absolute experience and maturity of demonstrated leadership. “As a leader for Division 5 and the greater region, I have demonstrated that I can think globally and act locally. A vote for me is a trifecta for people, place and prosperity.” www.jennymckay.com.au Find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JennyMcKayCouncillor

Charles Hodgson - Division 5

Clive Plater - Division 5

My vision is a region whose economy is strong, where people have good jobs, where raising a family is encouraged, where there is opportunity for the young and where there is dignity and support for the elderly and less fortunate. Towns that are safe, with communities that are caring and tolerant. Towns that have retained their rural nature yet fully avail themselves of modern opportunities. Towns that acknowledge and respect their past and are confident of their future. I will support existing key industries while assisting the diversification of our economy into acknowledged areas of growth and opportunity. Industries such as food, knowledge, education, arts, creative and environmental industries. Diversification creating more jobs, better jobs, increased local spending and towns that are sustainable and prosperous. I will ensure people can clearly see value for their rates and levies. Funds spent wisely with fairness and equity in the services and facilities delivered. I will listen with an open mind to local communities and communicate their wishes effectively. I will be a staunch champion of Division 5 and will ‘go to bat’ when its people, businesses and organisations are under threat. I understand the importance of vital infrastructure such as roads and bridges to the health of rural towns and the need to have damaged infrastructure repaired promptly. I will support initiatives to improve the delivery, speed and access of council services and measures aimed to reduce compliance costs and red tape. I will advocate for the maintenance and expansion of vital public transport connections linking Hinterland communities and providing access to key centres across the Coast. In achieving these goals I will protect our cherished Hinterland lifestyle, character and environment.

I was born in Nambour in 1953 and am very proud of being a fourth generation local. My great grandfather, G L Bury settled at Mooloolah in 1878. From 1888 until 1905 he served the community as Councillor and Chairman of the Divisional Boards and Maroochy Shire Council; a great uncle JT Lowe also served on the Council. For the past 20 years I have lived at Eudlo with my wife of 37 years, we have a married son and daughter plus two grandsons, all living locally. I have been involved for over 40 years in major local civil engineering projects such as Kawana. My interests include preserving local history particularly in regard to the sugar industry and locomotives, and military history (Google my name if you're interested in finding out more). I am the President of the Nambour & District Historical Museum, and a member of the Eudlo Hall and Recreation Grounds Association as Flag Officer, and have served as a community member of Council’s Heritage Reference Group. If elected to Council I would like to see a back to basics approach. With my engineering background I want to see our roads and drainage improved with a proactive ‘preventive’ maintenance program, as well as a program for sealing the council’s unsealed roads, improve the ratio of Council’s field staff compared to its bureaucracy, and strive to restore and maintain a simpler lifestyle and holiday appeal. Preserve and promote our heritage, a more consultative approach to development with an aim of better and more practical developments, and ensure that infrastructure being handed to Council is of a high standard and low maintenance. I would bring to Council about 140 years of accumulated local knowledge including flood levels and over 40 years of construction experience, I know what works, what doesn’t and why our roads are falling apart. www.gcnews.com.au


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Yes, Beerwah Health Foods is now on the internet. Our new website is currently in the early development stage and is progressing to an informative and money saving experience for all our valued customers. Log on to beerwahhealthfoods.com.au for a rewarding health food experience. Once you have had a look at the site you will want to recommend it to your family and friends outside the area, as customers that buy $100.00 or more in products receive free postage within Queensland. The site is very easy to navigate and product information can be sourced by searching by product category and by brand. We will be adding further products and information to the website on a weekly basis, and this will gradually see an increase in the choices that we can offer you. Our website has a ‘news’ section, click on this page for specials and information on our products. Our ‘In store’ continues to service our satisfied customers. Drop in to Shop 2, 68 Simpson Street, Beerwah to see how we can help you or give us a call on 5494 0299.

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You Said It

Light Rail for the Sunshine Coast?

Letters to the Editor Letters are printed at the discretion of the editor, Lea Parkes and her policy is to include letters which focus on issues and are not about personally attacking other people. For a letter to be considered for printing it must be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the sender. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Preference is given to letters under 300 words. Letters may be edited to make them more readable, but the meaning will not be changed. Regular correspondents will be limited to alternate issues to give everyone a chance to have their say. Letters must meet the Friday 12.00noon deadline. Views expressed in the 'You said it' page are those of the writer - and not this publication. Please send your letters to letters@gcnews.com.au or fax to 5438 7446.

I refer to Steve Attrill’s primary campaign platform that he is the only candidate to have a stance on the $2 billion light rail proposal and its envisaged coastal route, which quite possibly will not connect with the hinterland. I, like most, Steve, don’t need to be challenged to lobby the urgent need to ‘connect with the coast’ be this through the proposed CAMCOS or a similar integrated transport system. It is my understanding that major public transport infrastructure and operating services such as rail have traditionally been the responsibility of our State Government; however, councils play an important role in their planning. It should be noted that stage one of the Gold Coast light rail project was jointly funded by Gold Coast City Council and the Queensland and Federal Governments. This is the first time any public transport project in Australia has been

jointly funded by all three levels of government. Do I support light rail? Well yes, in theory I do, as does the current Council as evidenced in August 2011 by its support of the formation of the Light Rail Task Force. The role of the new Council will be to examine the findings and recommendations of this task force and decide if this is a viable transport option for the coast. Councils can plan and recommend, but at the end of the day I believe our major transport infrastructure should be funded solely by State and Federal Governments. The current transport levy paid by Sunshine Coast ratepayers unfortunately covers only a few co-funded bus routes. Bear in mind that 74 per cent of the Sunshine Coast’s growth over the next 30 years is projected to take place within Division 1, resulting in a further estimated 34,000 vehicles on our roads for Caloundra South alone, not to mention the increase in commuter numbers. I consider, therefore, that it would be grossly unfair to burden this Council’s ratepayers with funding for what ostensibly would be an extension of the Queensland Rail system. Ann Ross Sunshine Coast Division 1 Candidate

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I met a man a few years ago that struck me as a person that didn’t have a lot to say but just got in and got things done. It was Bob McLean. That was some four or five years ago. Since then I have gotten to know Bob a fair bit better. That is, if you can ever get hold of him long enough to sit down and have a chat with him. I cannot believe a person can give as much of himself to as many local community organisations so freely as Bob does and still find time to have a home life. He is blessed to have the support his wife Margaret bestows upon him. Without her backing, I honestly think the man would not be able to undertake as much voluntary and community work as he does. Bob freely gives his time to several organisations in the area, The Glasshouse Country Menshed, Glasshouse Rotary Club, Glasshouse Country Bromeliad Society, The Glasshouse Country Prostate Cancer Support Group, The Mary McKillop Centre and the Beerwah Sporting Complex are a few that come to mind. He has also been the main organiser for the Glasshouse Rotary Garden and Sustainability Expo since its inception. A feat that alone, would take an ordinary person 12 months to organise, let alone leave time for all the other charity and community organisations he attends to. His knowledge of the local community, his approachability, get things done, make things happen and don’t take no for an answer attitude, are what this division needs. One thing I have forgotten to mention is Bob’s common sense approach. He does possess and apply this. Something that, sadly, so much of today’s society lacks. The constituents of the Glasshouse area could do a lot worse than give Bob McLean their vote when they head to the polling booth for the local council elections in the near future. Good luck in your endeavour Bob. Bob Watkins Peachester www.gcnews.com.au


Where are all the candidates?

I live in Beerwah, and as the Council Elections come near I'm surprised that I have only had Rick Baberowski and Ann Ross door knock. I only read the tarot cards at Beerwah Books and Bits on a Wednesday afternoon for a few hours so I’m home most of the time. So I can't say others have missed me in their door knocking, with no leaflets left either. I'm not the type to go to public forums where there are numerous people and you’re unable to ask the questions that interest you the most. So as far as I'm concerned it's a two way contest between Rick and Ann. What happened to the others that have nominated? Yvonne Taylor Beerwah

Kind people out there

When doing a U turn recently, Ken and a student got stuck in the mud (or should we say ‘got bogged’) in Mooloolah Valley. A very kind gentleman from the area pulled our driving school car out. We are so pleased to see that there are such helpful and kind people out there. Susanne Steyn Landsborough Driver Training

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The road-rail clash ahead

The change of the state government and the April 28 local council elections give us a real chance to re-focus on what we need for the coast over the next four or five years. It is clear to me that the top regional priority for the next term of council has to be upgrading the road and rail network. This division especially will face the full impact of massive growth over the next two decades, with the Caloundra South and Palmview megadevelopments and infill developments around our townships. This will put huge pressure on our townships, roads and parking as commuters pour into the only rail connections they have. Our roads are already struggling, many are not well constructed or maintained and driving in our division no longer resembles the more relaxed country experience we once expected. We have five separate multi-billion dollar proposals about how to improve our transport network clashing for funding, from rail duplication to light rail and the controversial upgrade to the highway near the Ettamogah Pub. All will require substantial state or federal money, with a critical source being the federal Infrastructure Australia program. It's blindly obvious we won’t get them all. Without clear priorities we continue to effectively push ourselves to the back of the state and federal funding queue. I am calling on mayoral candidates to take a position on this issue and commit to convening an all stakeholders task force to review the road and rail network developments early in the next term of council, reporting back to the community with a realistic and prioritised plan that the coast can unite behind. We must build an integrated road, bus and rail network, or face another even more congested decade of piecemeal catch-up with our infrastructure needs. Rick Baberowski Division 1 Candidate

Good on ya Rick

I took the opportunity of meeting Rick Baberowski last week. It was important for me to at least have a short discussion - after which I could confirm my candidate selection for Division 1 Council Election. Rick is apparently passionate about his work for the community. His involvement over the years has given him an insight into the values of the people, the services required and the way in which to go about obtaining good results. His previous work experience has given him thorough background knowledge of both government and private sector workings. It is interesting to learn that examples of his planning and development projects may be seen at Beerwah and Landsborough - the later so often overlooked. His future Council contribution would be valued. The community groups, with which Rick is associated, are usually involved with business progress. Yet it should be acknowledged that strong friendships often emerge and the ‘getting to know you’ aspect is important in today's world. Rick's outstanding trait pleases me enormously. Despite his extensive knowledge, he is happy to LISTEN. Good on ya, Rick. You've got what it takes. J. Valenta Landsborough

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The theme is to celebrate the beauty of our region specifically:-

“Our iconic Glass House Mountains” 12 images that show our mountains from an artistic & creative perspective. Photos chosen will be represented in the 2013 Rotary Calendar. • Images will be required to be delivered to Beerwah Library by Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by 6.30pm with the completed entry form. (Entry to be hand delivered).

• Judging and selection of image for ‘people’s choice’ will be on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Garden Expo. • Each entrant can enter a maximum of 3 images.

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* Conditions of Entry * • All entrants will be permitted to submit three (3) images only • The images entered in the competition must promote the Glasshouse Mountains. • 'The Rotary Club of The Glass House Mountains Inc.' will be given permission to use the 12 images selected at the judging, within the Rotary Club of The Glass House Mountains Calendar for 2013. • Each image entered will require separate entry form. • The image entered to have a statement of image description. • The image entered must be the work of the person entering the image for judging in the competition. Your signature on this entry form will confirm the originality of the entry submittedand your acceptance of these conditions.

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* Conditions of Entry * • All entrants will be permitted to submit three (3) images only • Images will be required to be delivered to Beerwah Library by 6.30pm Tuesday, May 15 2012 • The images entered in the with the completed entry form (Entry to be hand delivered and must not be bent or folded). The images will competition must promote the be on display from Wednesday, May 16 to Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Glasshouse Country Region. • Judging and selection of image for ‘people’s choice’ will be on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Garden Expo. • “The Rotary Club of The Glass • The 12 selected images will remain on display, until June 13, and then be used in the Rotary Calendar for 2013. House Mountains Inc.” will be • Each entrant can enter a maximum of 3 images. given permission to use the 12 images selected at the • Entry forms will be available at: - Beerwah Photographics, Beerwah Camping, Beerwah Library, judging, within the Rotary Club Glasshouse Country News, Serendipity @ Glass House Mountains. & this form as printed in GC News of The Glass House Mountains or a photocopy. Calendar for 2013. • Each image entered will Digital Cameras require separate entry form. - A4 landscape • The image entered to have a Name in FULL: (not panorama) statement of image description. Postal Address: - 4 mega pixel camera min. • The image entered must be - Highest Resolution on the work of the person camera entering the image for judging E-mail Address: - Uncompressed, in the competition. Phone No's: Home: Mobile: • Your signature on this entry unedited files onto cd

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Living Well Music Today With our regular columnist, local musician Dr Michael Whiticker Meet local singer / song writer Ian Williams, a teacher who uses music as his tool for communicating. I first heard Ian Williams perform in late 2011 when he gave an all original solo set with thoughtful words, impressive finger style guitar work and a fine singing voice. I was keen to find out more about his work so we arranged an interview to allow me to delve a little into his background. He is an intelligent conversationalist - our chat was peppered with quotes from his favourite song writers, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan amongst them. He is also an urgent communicator - his conversation returns

constantly to his passion for teaching and the importance of it to him. His background includes years based in the Northern Territory (the Tiwi Islands was his first teaching position) and Far North Queensland, working with indigenous children. His informing me that indigenous kids (in far northern communities) often shout when singing - some times out of tune, as many of them suffer a high level of deafness, was enlightening. Most musicians of Ian’s quality - whether they practice their art full or part time, confirm it as the most important part of their life, Ian however considers himself foremost an educator. As a songwriter Ian's stated aim is to impart to children a sense of adventure and wonder, with such little gems as ‘Secret Agent Magpie’ and ‘So Many Stars’ - songs which illustrate his point that good songs will communicate across all age groups.

Avoid a diet blow-out with Easter calorie counter

If you're tempted to over-indulge in chocolate at Easter be warned - one medium chocolate Easter egg is loaded with 260 calories and you’ll need to walk 4.2 kilometres if you want to burn it off. Australia’s low-fat cookbook Queen Annette Sym said the two main ingredients in chocolate are FAT and SUGAR so Easter Eggs are a double whammy to your diet. “My philosophy is if you do the crime, you have to do the time. To burn off just 800 calories of Easter treats you will need to spend a full hour running, kick boxing or doing high impact aerobics," she said. “People really need to ask themselves is gorging on all that chocolate really worth it? I think it’s far better to show a little moderation at Easter time.” The best-selling author of over 3 million cookbooks said many people would be shocked if they counted up their total fat and sugar consumption over Easter. “Your body burns sugar before it burns fat, so if you ate 1,000 calories of chocolate and walked for half an hour, you would burn 350 calories in sugar then store the rest as fat,” she said. “Many people reduce their fat intake when they’re trying to lose weight, but they forget they need to reduce their sugar consumption as well.” Annette said Easter was a particularly dangerous period for slimmers because it had the potential to derail people’s entire weight loss plans. “A lot of people binge on chocolate, feel guilty and

then decide to give up on losing weight for good,” she said. “People need to stay focused on their weight loss goals. Stop looking at Easter as an opportunity to give yourself a treat, and start treating yourself with respect instead.” Annette’s Easter Calorie Counter Fat Sugar Time to walk off Cadbury 200g rabbit 60g 112.2g 2½hrs 1 pkt mini Malteser eggs 38g 69g 1½hrs 110g Cherry Ripe egg 32g 55g 1¼hrs 16 Ferrero Rocher in egg crate (125g) 53g 49g 2¼hrs 150g Heritage bilby 45g 86g 1¾hrs Humpty Dumpty carton small eggs with beanies inside (175g) 42g 105g 1¾hrs

I was interested to hear about the original songs of his I had heard some months earlier, written I assumed for adults. So he talked about the period in 2003 when he had produced an album’s worth of songs not directed at children, excerpts from which you can hear at http://www.myspace.com/ ianrosswilliams. It is hard to select a favourite, but amongst the songs that stood out for me on first listen were ‘Suicide Bomber’ ‘Kiss’, ‘Angel Song’ and ‘A Beautiful Lie’. As a song writer Ian considers himself foremost a lyricist and (as he said with some humility) it is the quality of his lyrics which allow him to stand out as a songwriter. Do have a listen to his work and see what you think.

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Annette said those who needed to satisfy their chocolate cravings could try making one of the guilt-free recipes from her latest cookbook ‘Symply Too Good To Be True 6’, such as Choc Mint Squares with only 2.2g fat and 15.5g sugar or Chocolate Banana Cake which has only 2.8g of fat and 16.3g of sugar per serve. “People also need to think about the amount of chocolate they give their kids over Easter and the message it sends to them,” Annette said. For more information visit www.symplytoogood. com.au.

Make a cuppa and make a difference! May is Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea time and there’s never been a better excuse to switch the kettle on, tea up your friends, family and workmates and help tip the balance in the fight against cancer. All you need to do is sign on to host an event during May and start planning! Visit www. biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to find out more. Last year, over one million Australians shared a cuppa for the cause, raising close to $11 million, the best result yet! Whether it’s a simple morning tea with workmates, a sophisticated high tea with friends or a school bake sale, you’ll be helping the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85. All funds raised from Cancer Council’s Australia’s www.gcnews.com.au

Biggest Morning Tea support our vital work in cancer research, education programs and patient support services. Thursday, May 24 is the official date of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, however morning teas can be held any time throughout May or early June. So go on, switch the kettle on, make a cuppa and make a difference to those affected by cancer. For more information visit www. biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

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Out and About Yellow van volunteers reunite

Some 20 past and present volunteers were reunited at Settlers Park on March 27 for the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Tourist Information Centre (yellow van) at Matthew Flinders Park.

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Things 2 Do What’s coming up at the Beerwah Hotel

Thursday, April 12 - Karaoke and pool competition at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Friday, April 13 - DJ Toxic at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Saturday, April 14 - Beerwah’s Got Country at Beerwah Hotel, featuring Tori Darke, from 8.00pm Thursday, April 19 - Karaoke and pool competition at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Friday, April 20 - Maqus at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Saturday, April 21 - Cut Lunch performing at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Thursday, April 26 - Karaoke and pool competition Tori Darke at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Friday, April 27 - DJ Toxic at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Saturday, April 28 - No Standing performing at Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm Sunday, April 29 - Jazz in the Bistro at Beerwah Hotel featuring the Toni Pollard Band from 2.00pm Beerwah Hotel, 53 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah. Free courtesy bus phone 0448 123 700, Thursday from 5.00pm, Friday from 4.00pm, Saturday from 5.00pm, Sunday from 12.00noon.

Teghan’s Dance Club

Teghan is putting together a Performance Team for the Dance Club at Peachester Hall. The performance team will ultimately compete in dance competitions and perform for different events. The selection is audition based and auditions are on Tuesday, April 24 from 4.00pm - 5.30pm. Auditions are free and are open to all nine years +. Term 2 for Teghans Dance Club commences Thursday, April 19. Class sizes are limited. There are limited spaces still available in Junior Club six to eight years, Boys Club nine years + and Girls Club nine years +. We have had some enquiries for high school age girls and should we receive enough interest a class will be offered in Term 2. Please phone 5494 9192 for bookings or enquiries.

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Community Notices Debutant Ball – important dates

The Glasshouse Country Debutant Ball committee would like to advise that there will be an information night on April 18 at 7.00pm for any interested Year 11 girls. If you have any queries please phone Di after 4.00pm 5494 9858; mobile 0409 263 655 or Cynthia phone 5493 0119, mobile 0417 998 757. Information night April 18, 7.00pm in the annexe of the Mary McKillop Centre, Peachester Road, Beerwah. Registration night June 16, 7.00pm, in the annexe of the Mary McKillop Centre, Peachester Road, Beerwah. First practice night to be advised. Debutant Ball to be held September 8.

Friends of Coochin Creek

A group to monitor environmental issues in the Coochin Creek catchment, focussing on the section from Coochin Hills NP to Bruce Highway. This group will take on some of the responsibilities of the Place+Beerwah Environment and Sustainability Focus Group and will oversee the recently formed Coochin Creek Bushland Group. It will concentrate on issues of water quality, wildlife corridors and various types of reserves in the area. It is expected it will come under the banner of Mooloola Waterwatch. Anyone interested please contact Roger Callen on 5494 6278.

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Perhaps we can help? Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Glasshouse Mountains Neighbourhood Centre in Reid Street, twice weekly. Meetings are confidential, free to attend, open to the public, and non obligatory. Just turn up on Sundays 6.30pm or on Thursdays 7.30pm. For further details please contact Troy 0423 959 603 or Jed 0437 475 448.

Beerwah-Peachester RSL Sub-branch Womens' Auxilary

Beerwah-Peachester RSL Sub-branch Womens' Auxilary advises that the Aunnual General Meeting will be held at the Drop-In Centre, 1 Free Street, Beerwah, on Monday, April 16 at 1.00pm.

Glasshouse Districts Little Athletics AGM GHDLA will be holding its annual AGM on Sunday, April 22. This will be held at 12.00noon at Skippy Park. If you would like further information please contact the Centre Manager on 0401 897 704.

Beerwah Walkers

After Easter, on Tuesday, April 10, the Beerwah Walkers will start their daily walks at 7.00am (instead of the present 6.30am) at the entrance to Beerwah Library. Love some new company. Do come. For more information call rank Cockram, Walks Co-Ordinator 5494 0709.

Glass House Country RSL Friday raffle Lucky door: Ray 93D black star Meat tray: Danny 80D black star Fruit/veggie tray: Barry 85D black star Fruit/veggie tray: Priscilla 44D black star

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Winner of the Easter Raffle was Ryan Fleming, of Mooloolah. Thanks to supporters.

Hinterland Relay for Life

The Hinterland Relay will be held at The Beerwah Sports grounds on October 6 and 7. Relay For Life is an 18 hour team relay-style walk that raises funds for Cancer Council Queensland. Relay For Life CELEBRATES cancer survivors, REMEMBERS loved ones lost to cancer and

GCNews welcomes contributions from not-for-profit community groups and other local organisations. Please note the editorial deadline is 12.00noon each Friday. If you have missed the deadline your contribution will not be considered for the next edition. For contributions 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

empowers the community to FIGHT BACK against a disease that has taken too much. You can register your team for the Hinterland Relay at www.relayforlife.org.au or call 5451 6000 for more information.

Lifeline’s Caboolture Bookfest Needs Your Help

Volunteers are required to help with the Lifeline Caboolture Bookfest Caboolture/Centenary Lakes Indoor Basketball Courts, Morayfield Road, Caboolture Bookfest April 21 - 23, April 18 20, pack down April 24 – 25. Duties include sorting, stacking shelves and tables, packing up and packing down, pricing, security, bag sealing, relief team to cover breaks. If you think you can lend a hand, even if only for a couple of hours, please contact Debbie Gibson on 0438 150 702.

Mooloolah Community Centre Op Shop

The Mooloolah Community Centre Op Shop is now open on Saturday mornings from 9.00am 1.00pm. Come in and check out our awesome specials on good quality clothes and bric a brac. We are currently having our end of season Summer stock sell out – most items of clothing from 50 cents to $2.00. Our other great specials are ladies tops, five for $2.00, all kids clothing 10 - 20 cents each. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.00am - 1.00pm. We have a large selection of books, super shoes, good quality clothes, records, cd’s, household items and unusual bric-a-brac. Drop in for a browse and have a real op shop experience. New stock arriving weekly. 46 Bray Road, Mooloolah phone 5494 7822.

Trigeminal Neuralgia support group

The Trigeminal Neuralgia support group meets at Kawana Library, Nanyina Street, Buddina. This group is for chronic facial pain sufferers and their families. Keep up to date with medical information. For more information contact Jean 5491 1978.

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Glasshouse Country Ministers Fellowship Thelie Hobbs Praise House Christmas and Easter are two of my favourite times of the year. While Christmas brings peace, Easter brings hope! It doesn’t matter what is going on in my life around this time of year...I always feel a fresh sense of hope! I’m not talking about an ‘I hope so’, kind of hope. I’m talking about an ‘I know so’, kind of hope. Sometimes life is difficult and it doesn’t always turn out the way we had planned; and situations and circumstances can change our attitude from hopeful to hopeless. I can’t think of a more heartbreaking word in the English language than hopeless. You may be reading this today and you might be going through a really hard time where stress is overwhelming your life and making you feel like there is no hope - but there is hope for you again! Jesus came to bring hope to the hopeless and He is able and willing to fill your life with fresh hope and purpose! ‘If you honestly say, Jesus is Lord, and if you believe with all your heart that God raised him from death, you will be saved.’ (Romans 10:9). Saved from what you ask? Saved from living this life without hope and more importantly, saved from an eternity without 26

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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

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OVER 50S NEED HOME LOAN ‘EXIT STRATEGY’ In short, lenders want to see that there is a comfortable level of funds available to ensure the debt can be paid out, and this involves outlining a clear strategy for paying out the debt. For example, stating As a result of ‘responsible lending’ what assets are available – such as requirements associated with the superannuation, shares or equity in National Credit Code that came into other properties – to help pay off effect in 2011, lenders want to see the debt if needed. how you plan to pay out the loan. It might also involve explaining What does this mean for you? when you plan to move from fullOnce upon a time the strategy was time to part-time work, or when you to simply sell a property to pay plan to retire completely. out the remaining debt, but that’s For example: A 52-year-old nurse no longer acceptable to lenders who want to see a borrower’s asset might explain in her application position, versus liabilities, and how for a $300,000 loan that she has the loan will be paid out once they $300,000 in super and plans to work full-time until she is 65 and retire or on their death. Borrowers over the age of 50 are increasingly being asked to have a loan exit strategy in place – on home and investment loans – to secure finance from lenders.

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Lenders need to see a high level of detail in loan applications. If we, for example, look at a 55-year-old tradesperson, it’s unlikely they’ll still be in that type of role when they’re 70, compared with a person in a less physically demanding role. If that’s the case, lenders will want to know what resources they will have available in 15 years’ time. Likewise, if a borrower identifies a particular property as the means for paying off the loan debt, the lender will want to know about the property: what type of property it is, where it’s located, and the sales

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A Smartline broker can help This situation for over-50s highlights the difficulties in dealing direct with a bank to secure a home loan. The old saying ‘you only get one chance to make a good first impression’ is very true when dealing with lenders these days. It’s all about having someone in your corner who understands how the lenders work, and who can do all the legwork for you in putting together a quality application. If you’re keen to put your ‘best foot forward’, get in touch with your nearest Smartline mortgage broker to find out how we can help.

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Five ways to sell your home for the best price 1. Understanding your buyers Different kinds of properties suit different kinds of buyers but if you can second-guess the kind of people who may be attracted to your property you can craft your marketing accordingly, better understand how you can go about preparing your home for sale and decide which real estate agent to choose. 2. Removing personal clutter Your first step in preparing your home for sale is to pare down your furniture and belongings. Remove any ornaments that are too personal or idiosyncratic including family photos and children’s drawings. Home buyers are looking for a place they can imagine themselves being happy and proud of so leave room for them to visualise themselves in your home. 3. Adding value with cosmetic changes Space, freshness and light are probably the most sought-after aspects of a property. Many properties that have a lot to offer in this regard are overlooked by buyers because sellers have failed to carry out simple and often inexpensive improvements. Try a coat of paint to freshen up the place, lift worn carpets to reveal floorboards you can polish or replace tired cabinet ACREAGE ESCAPE – HOME, SHED + PRIVACY 4+ 1 3 doors and door handles in the kitchen and bathroom. Feature timber decks overlook peaceful gardens and 4. Building more storage water (dam & creek). Home comprises 2 buildings with One of the biggest complaints of home owners is lack of storage. Having a linking timber walkways. Different - Inspired by nature spacious open plan living area or three bathrooms can be cancelled out if easy to add value there is nowhere to store sheets, the vacuum cleaner or family memorabilia. Make more space for storage by building cupboards or shelves in each room AUCTION ON SITE • 4 Bedrooms + study or convert spare space in your roof to an attic. Sat 14th April • Feature timber decks 5. Finding an enthusiastic real estate agent at 12noon • Private, beautiful setting on 4582m2 If you don’t handle the sale of your property yourself, you need to rely on a • Less than 7km from Beerwah Rail, Schools & Shops real estate agent to bring in buyers and get them interested in your home. Make sure the agent you choose understands your property’s good points and Property: 64 Stirling Crt, Peachester has the skills and commitment to market them with enthusiasm. Inspect: Saturday 1-1.30pm See next edition for five more tips For sale: Auction on site, Sat 14 April at 12noon These tips have been edited from ‘Selling Your Home For Dummies’ by Contact: John King 0409 570 284 Email: johnk@gcfn.com.au 68 Simpson Street Karin Derkley. GCNews has two copies to give away. To go in the draw, visit Web: beerwahrealestate.com.au/ 1989679 www.beerwahrealestate.com.au Beerwah us on facebook (www.facebook.glasshousecountrynews), like us and tell 68 Simpson St, Beerwah us why you would like to win a copy. Only those comments posted before www.beerwahrealestate.com.au www.beerwahrealestate.com.au www.beerwahrealestate.com.au 4.00pm Wednesday, April 30 will be considered.

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GRAHAM GREEN MOBILE MECHANIC

&

Mechanical All Repairs & Servicing No Callout Fees

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

4 Accessories Fitting 4A xlocal with 15 years experience 

Phone 0411 877 616

Bathroom

52 52 Peachester Peachester Rd Rd BEERWAH BEERWAH

5494 0944

TO470

LEAKING SHOWERS RESEAL • REGROUT • WATERPROOF NO TILES REMOVED

  H  A W NICAL SHOWERFIX R E E B HA ICES C E M SERV Where we specialise in customers not just cars

Qld Company Lastest Technology Professional Technicians

BEERWAH ELECTRONICS PH: 5494 0466

21 Peachester Road, BEERWAH Fax: 5494 0416 Email: beertron@internode.on.net

• Antenna Repairs • New Installations • Digital Upgrades • Additional Outlets

7 Days Government Endorsed Antenna Installer

• TV, DVD, VCR Tuning • Home Theatre Setups • Satellite Installations • Set Top Boxes

Quality TV Antennas Digital TV for Dummies TV Tuning, Wall mounting, Extra TV, Phone & Data outlets Satellite TV, VAST, Christian TV

5494 0747 We make your television viewing a pleasure

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5492 9321

www.showerfix.com.au

SHOWERFIX offer a full range of waterproofing services for showers, vanities & bath surrounds QBSA 1086283 SUNSHINE COAST COMAPANY

Glasshouse Country News

Top Quality Servicing & Repairs on all cars & 4WD

• Brake & Clutch Repairs • Wheel alignments • Log Book Servicing • Front End Repairs • RWC Inspection Station

For all your advertising needs please call

Maree on 0488 444 525 or 5438 7445 or email advertising@gcnews.com.au

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FREE COURTESY CAR NOW AVAILABLE

Shed 8/47, Beerwah Pde Beerwah

5494 0000

25 YEARS STRONG &

STILL GROWING

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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A to Z of Trades and Services

KITCHEN & APPLIANCE SPECIALISTS

Computing

Bricklayers

total microsystems

Rapid Brick & Block Laying

computer sales.repairs.support

Reliable & Professional Tradesman

Kitchen & Bathroom Appliances Flat Pack Kitchens

Rendering, Paving & Concreting

Phone (07) 5494 0522

For all aspects of brick & block laying

0422 580 178

COMPUTERS

SALES / REPAIRS / SUPPORT For Home & Business Fully equipped workshop Acer Authorised Service Provider Home & Business Callouts Available

Unit 1 & 2, 5 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah BSA Lic. No.: 11081523

BSA 1182661

Shop 2, 5 Peachester Road, Beerwah www.totalmicrosystems.com.au

Builders / Carpenters

Phone 5494 0398

Est 1982

T0015

Gold Card No.: 24113

5494 6794 or 0412 060 184

NEED A QUALITY BUILDER? THINKING OF RENOVATING? Insurance Repairs Small Jobs Welcome BSA Lic # 1018329

CALL YOUR LOCAL BUILDER QBSA 1155593

E dean@redbuilding.net.au

www.redbuilding.net.au

Call Brad & Kaylene Hale, your local carpet cleaning professionals

5499 9926

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm

PHONE: 0407 754 208 ACCREDITED CARPET CLEANERS

Ken Muller 0467 490 907 Matthew Muller 0409 936 083 Ph 5439 0108

2/28 Biondi Crescent Fax 5439 0109 Beerwah Qld 4519 Email: knmkitchens@iinet.net.au

Joinery & Shopfitters Over 35 years professional experience

5494 6500

Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525 or 5438 7445 Email: advertising@gcnews.com.au

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Darryl Johnson - 0415 954 195 Licensed Contractor - BSA 1119033 ‘Local Guy, Local Quote’

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

Electricians

FREE CALL 1800 281 521

Electrical Services Electrical Services ELECTRICAL SERVICES PTY LTD Installations Installations, Repairs Servicing and Air Conditioning Repairs, Servicing Installations, Servicing Domestic . Owner Builders . Repairs, Commercial . Rural . Industrial Domestic • Commercial • Rural • Industrial

Cleaning VINYL FLOOR CLEANING SPECIALIST

STRIP, SEAL, POLISH, SPRAY-BUFF

Phone Allen Thomas

Domestic • Commercial •71536 Rural • Industrial BSA Lic. No. 60278 Lic. No. 60278 PO BoxBSA 578, Beerwah QLD 4519 PO Box 578, Beerwah QLD 4519

Jim: Beerwah

Jim: Beerwah Office: 5439 9400 Office:0414 5439774 9400 Mobile: 046 Mobile: 0414 774 046

Mobile: 0417 781 167 Phone: 5496 9851

Lic No 67745

Adam: Glasshouse Mtns Adam: Glasshouse Office: 5493 0054Mtns Office:0414 5493482 0054 Mobile: 037 Mobile: 0414 482 037

ABN 89 058 455 025

ALL DOMESTIC - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL

* Installation * Air Conditioning * Split Systems Ph 5492 9502 Mob: 0409 549 295

T0588

Office and Showroom Unit 1, Lot 28 Biondi Crescent, Beerwah

“All Aspects of Concreting”

Extra rooms $10 each

T0019A

• Kitchens • Vanity • Laundry •TV Units • Robes • Appliances • Organised sub trades

$75

3 -5 Average Rooms

T0280

ABN 83 143 913 259 BSA Lic No. 49425

Steam Cleaning

T0037

Cabinetmakers

CUT & EDGE SERVICE AVAILABLE

T0027

ROBERT TREVISAN

ABN 60 627 360 193 ACN 131 206 089 BSA Lic. #1018329

E redbuilding@bigpond.com

Ph: Saun 0424 A 88 King Rd,550 Mooloolah 057 QLD 4553

New Installations & Renovations

(AH) 5494 6302

• Stenciling • Covacrete • Stamped • Exposed Concrete • House slabs • and resealing

WATER WISE HOUSEWASHING 20% OFF all bond cleans

Minimum Water Usage

T0389

BSA Lic 1129044

EEo FR Qu

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0412 234 240

• Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Cars • Lounge Suites (Fabric and Leather) • Stain Removal, Tile & Grout Cleaning • Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Protection • Concrete Paths, Patios & Driveways

Director

All carpentry work M 0417 045 062 RenovationsExtensions T (07) 5494 7117 F (07)Maintenance 5494 7543 Decks – Home

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Driveways - Paths - Patios - Slabs Quality Work at Competitive Rates

Family Owned and Operated

SPECIAL RATES FOR LOCALS

Dean Parry Carpenter

QBSA 24630

Hale Carpet Cleaning

PLAIN • STENCIL • EXPOSED AGG. STAMPED • COVERCRETE

Queenslander Specialists Specialising in low pressure hand washing

You book your house now and recieve: FREE: Spider Treatment / FREE: Anti-mould Treatiment FREE: Carpet Clean & Lic. Pest Control with every Bond Clean

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

FREE CALL 1800 281 521

NFL Electrical Nathan 0417 040 291

Lic. No. 70875

M 0417 045 062

Phillip Short Concrete

Carpet Cleaning

T0025

Bathrooms Timber Decks Pergolas

Concreting

alf@akcabinets.com.au www.akcabinets.com.au

TO378

New Homes Extensions Renovations

Phone 1300 721 117 www.pcsol.com.au

Domestic, Commercial, Phone & Data, Intercoms & Gates Solar-Grid - Connect, Design, Install

This size advert could cost you from $20.25 per week or $21.25 in spot colour

cond. apply

Prompt quoting Over 20yrs experience

F 5496 3217 M 0408 154 386

30 years experience ABN 83 401 533 473 Gold Lic No. 514088

Argh! Stupid Computer! PC Solutions & Tuition will fix it! At your door, no callout fees, all areas. Local Technician. Competitve rates.

T0022

of prestige and quality homes, extension and renovations

Custom made Kitchens, Vanities, Furniture & more P 5496 1807 Alf Kwarcianyi

T0030

CHRIS HALL BUILDERS

Ph 5438 7445 for more details

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A to Z of Trades and Services

Garden Maintenance

Electricians cont.

Same day response Free Quotes Fully insured T0347

* Mowing * Rubbish removals * Pruning * Garden cleanups * Ride on work * Gutters cleaned

Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Owner Builder - Rural - Sheds

Ph Greg on 0418 741 145 or 5412 1425 zedmere@westnet.com.au

www.jimsmowing.net

Lic 69821

TO441

All Aspects of Electrical Contracting Beerwah & Surrounding areas Prompt Reliable Service No Job Too Big or Too Small

Mays Mowing Service Garden Clean ups Gutter Cleaning Whipper Snipping Pruning

Call Jamie 0417 720 505 a/h 5494 6282

Your Electrical and Lighting Retailer

Electrical

TO491

5413 2500

For all your electrical needs

Give us a go! No Job is Too Small Lighting New Homes Pumps

Ceiling Fans Power points Renovations Switchboards Commercial fitouts Sheds

0438 308 513 - 5494 9183

TO496

•Acreage/General Mowing •Edges and Hedges nts cou Dis er • Rubbish Removal on Pensi ts •Rubbish Removal • rAcreage/Yard Weed Spraying un o c is D Big ione b Too PeJons • Handyman Service No •Acreage/Yard Weed Spraying Or Too Small!!! •Handyman Service Too Big b Jo o N Ph: 0430 517 211 or!! 07 54390131 ll! a Sm •Pruning/Lopping o To r O

Ph: 0430 517 211 or 07 54390131

HORTICULTURAL SERVICES

Q.B.S.A. Lic No. 1130199

TO043

T0329

ABN: 87689905895

• Same Day Response • Gold Medal Service • Fully insured

ALL MAINTENANCE

22+ years experience Free in all types of home maintenance Quotes repairs, painting & minor renovations

Ph. 5494 9400 or 0401 674 126

Home Maintenance Maintenance Tradesman 40 Years Experience • Carpentry & Joinery • Minor Cabinet Making • Plastering

• Tiling • Painting • No Job too small

T0322

Phone George 0487 424 223

Landscaping

House Yards Small Acreage Horticulture Advice

www.firstcallfencing.com.au

email: matt@firstcallfencing.com.au QBSA LIC1139536

email: advertising@gcnews.com.au

Free quotes: Call for the Best Price • Windows • Doors • Maintenance • Shower Screens • Security & Insect Screens MONTY’S GLASS & SECURITY 5493 0374 0439 875 031

Rick’s

Call Gary: 0414 713 491

5496 9861 or 0439 303 306 Glasshouse Mtns

or 5438 7445

LOW COST GLASS REPLACEMENT

• Home • Shop • Office • 7 Days •

Handyman Services

Fully insured

For all your mowing/ride on & garden needs

Timber, Colourbond, Aluminium & Glass Pool fencing, Gates Retaining Walls & More For a free quote Phone Matthew

&

SECURITY ►SECURITY & INSECT SCREENS ►GLASS ►BLINDS ►AWNINGS SHOWROOM AND FACTORY 4 Railway Street, Landsborough ph 07 5494 8748 fax 07 5494 8858

BSA Lic: L 1117342

Phone David 5494 0884 Mobile: 0409 342 877

FIRST CALL FENCING

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Fully insured

Quality & Promptness Assured Ride on Mowing ~ Lawn Mowing Pruning ~ Garden Maintenance

LAWN & GARDEN CARE

For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525

BOROUG ND S H LA SCREENS

Acreage/General S Mowing QU TE EEE FR EOTQESU•O • Edges and Hedges FR

Local

Glasshouse Country News

Glass & Security

Maintenance Maintenance

BRAND MOWING SERVICE

your local licensed contractor

5493 0493

0407 575 667 Lawn andand Property Lawn Property

Lic.4551 and Insured

www.gregsmallelectrical.com.au greg@gregsmallelectrical.com.au Peachester, Qld 4519 ABN 94 093 314 882 Lic no 69975

Phone 5494 8900

L P G A S

LP Gas Suppliers

ACREAGE, HOUSE BLOCKS, WINTER WEEDS, BLUE TOP & CHICKWEED

• Lawn mowing • Gardening & maintenance • Ride on mowing • Pressure cleaning Craig - Ph: 0416 204 301

20 Tytherleigh Ave, Landsborough

KLM

Weed Problems?

Prompt, friendly service

Retail suppliers of fencing materials, timber, logs, wire and steel. Also installers of quality fencing For a Free Measure and Quote phone

Gas

LAWN MOWING - RIDE ON MOWING - WHIPPER SNIPPING PRIVATE - COMMERCIAL - BODY CORPORATE

Call Greg Small ph 5494 9199 mob 0404 903 801

Fencing

www.kamconstructions.com.au

Kev’s Mowing

Ceiling Fans Lighting Air Conditioners 41 Caloundra Rd, Caloundra

Ph (07) 5497 2615

Large Acreage Mowing Rubbish Removed

Phone Nick Atwell Mob: 0411 466 586 A/H: 5494 6713

FREE Roof Insulation With Every Shed Or Garage Purchased while stocks last, conditions apply

TO500

Wynne’s

GARAGES - SHEDS

T0055

G&D Cooke Electrical

g

T0047

Your local Jim services all areas call 131546

2 William St Kilcoy

T0392

Lic # 5582

No Job too small ~ No Job too big No Obligation FREE Quotes

Domestic · Commercial · Industrial · Rural

BSA Licence no 60108

TO499

ELECTRICIAN Est. since 1983

Garages / Sheds

Tina

0418 935 164

Phone

5496 9270

Mick

0418 935 162

MOWING & ALL GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Large or small. Experienced Local Operator

Phone Michael 0447 341 241

BEERWAH •W

• PAVING & STONEWORK • RETAINING WALLS • DRIVEWAYS • POOL SURROUNDS • OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS

ATER FEATURES

• PATHWAYS/STAIRS • UNIQUE GARDENS & GARDEN FEATURES

GRAHAM RENWICK

Builder & Stone Mason QBSA License No. 77177. Est 1981

Ph: 0418 204 159 a/h: 5494 0830

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A to Z of Trades and Services BEERWAH LANDSCAPING Quality Workmanship

• Design • Retaining walls / Drainage • Paving / Repairs • Gardens / Mulching • Lawns • Mini Bobcat Services

ALL AREAS

John Annakin

Lic No. PMT-0-11432

0407 439 526

Dan TO570

All Areas 0420 53 8890 5494 0393

Plant & Machinery Painters QBSA 1091741

Shane Schultz

STEVE GASTALDIN

New Work Repaints Roofs Driveways Pressure Cleaning

FIRST 0407 946 061

• 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

Cam’s Truck & Bobcat Hire

•Augers •Trencher • 4 in 1 bucket •8 ton tipper •Level bar •Laser Leveller •Tilt Bucket A/H:

ABN 79 347 449 750

LL E A C AV D

BSA 49885

New Work & Repaints • Airless Spraying

5494 1861 • 0418 883 436

*4 in 1 Bucket & Level Bar *6ft Double Head Slasher *50hp *10m3 Tipper

*Driveways *Site clean-ups *Landscaping

0419 704 408

Works where others can’t and loves Lantana! D & M Britton - Old Gympie Rd, Landsborough

reticulation

Fully Licensed and Insured

We give you a warranty on our work. For reliable service call Vern ........

0404 479 187 or 5494 9336 | APRIL 4 2012

Plumber, Drainer and Gas Fitter

Ph: (07) 5493 0625

Mobile: 0407 727 645

PO Box 316 Glasshouse Mtns 4518

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL! For all your PLUMBING needs

TREVOR SANDERSON

Phone Mobile: 0413 330 275 or 5439 0960 Lic’d Plumber and Drainer QBSA 1002354

Plumbing Supplies

Phone Brian Mobile: 0402 129 665 Fax: 5497 4840

email: ba_earthmovers@dodo.com.au

• Yes – We Deliver All Areas • Comprehensive Range of Plumbing Supplies • Experienced Showroom Consultancy • Mon-Fri 6.00am-4.30pm & Sat 7.00am-11.00am 26 Tytherleigh Avenue Landsborough

5439 9368

Pumps TO223

bobcat, excavator & tipper hire

T0223

Termites:

• Spiders • Pre-purchase • Rodents timber inspections • Fleas • Termite inspections • Ants • Chemical barriers/

Lic. No. 13217

POSI-TRACK SLASHING & EARTHWORKS

B&A Earthmovers

Cost Effective Local Business Est. Since 1996

Q.B.S.A. No. 76388

Lic’d Plumber & Drainer QBSA 77755

frogonthehop@bigpond.com

HINTERLAND PEST CONTROL

BSA: 106 8977 LIC: PMT-0-11572

T

Allan Koschel Plumbing Service

0419 659 709 or 5492 9229

5494 8913

Pest Control

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Plumbers

(07) 5493 0012

FREE QUOTES

T0062

TO509

ANDREW 0423 107 716

EMERGENCY SERVICE

Phone W & LA King Plumbing

Cameron Lister Ph: 0419 665 002

All Aspects of Painting Sunshine Coast including all Hinterland areas

SLAB PREPS TURF PREPS SOIL DELIVERY

Small Honest Family Business Free Quotes - No Call-out Fee

•Track Machine

Local Tradesman with 20 years Experience

CIVIL WORKS DRIVEWAYS POST HOLES

ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS

OW N E R O P E R ATO R

Professional Painting

• Cockroaches • Carpet Beetle • Lawn Weeds • Silver Fish • Bed Bugs

Licensed Operator

• 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

TO310

B

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QBSA 1192667

Supporting Environmentally Friendly Paint

Local Knowledge 21 Years Experience

BOBCAT EXCAVATOR HIRE

0427 088 699

T0081

TO508

• Pre- purchase Inspections • Annual Termite Inspections • Termite Management Systems • Termite Treatments • General Pest management Cockroaches • Ants • Spiders • Silverfish • Fleas • Bed Bugs E. eliminatepests@bigpond.com PO Box. 257 Beerwah 4519 FULLY BSA 1189580 INSURED

BRESLIN PAINTING

e: 2bobearthworks@gmail.com w: 2bobearthworks.com.au

T0082

Marine Services

FREE QUOTES

Phone John Baker on 0409 20 64 64

BSA NO. 1011255

PO BOX 257 Beerwah 4519

SH RIT RU

Positrack, Escavator and Bobcat Hire - 8 tonne tipper - trencher - augers - 4 in 1 bucket - levelling bar - laser levelling - forks - 3 tonne excavator

07 5493 0440

E. eliminatepests@bigpond.com

PAINTERS

2BOB EARTHWORKS

TO588

TO506

Phone Shane Robins 0418 900 705 a/h 5494 6425

• TERMITE TREATMENTS • TERMITE BARRIERS • PRE-PURCHASE PEST & BUILDING REPORTS • THERMAL IMAGING • COCKROACHES • SPIDERS • ANTS T0204

Landscaping cont.

GLASSHOUSE COUNTRY PEST CONTROL

Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Maree on 0488 444 525

or 5438 7445

email: advertising@gcnews.com.au

REPAIRS SALES SERVICE

Specialising in all types of domestic and small acreage water pump repairs, new installations & sales

Call 0408 347 054 or 5448 5404 www.thepumpdoctorqld.com.au

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Roofing & Guttering

I. & M. TREE LOPPING ~ & PRUNING ~

• General fabrication • Stainless Steel Benches

& also Stump Grinding Many years experience - Fully insured Phone 0412 026 545 or 5496 9047

1/15 Free Street, Beerwah Ph 5439 0816 or 0413 050 578

Slashing

David Lowden Tree Services

• Pruning • Lopping • Removal Comprehensive Insurance on all jobs Phone 5494 2444 / 0407 710 993

MOOLOOLAH VALLEY SLASHING

Reduces Heat and Noise

POSI-TRACK SLASHING 50hp, Rubber tracks, 6ft slasher, Free quotes

47 Wises Rd, Maroochydore 5443 2022 www.qldroofing.com.au

IMPACT ROOF RESTORATION

Restore & Paint Rather Than Replace  Tin, Tiled, Asbestos Specialists  Heat Reflective Paint - 10 Yr Warranty  Repairs, High Pressure Clean  Fully Licenced & Insured 0411 034 444 or 5494 1223

Security Screens

Phone Brendan 0447 310 331

frogonthehop@bigpond.com

0419 704 408

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• Tree climbing • Rubbish removal • Mulching • Stump grinding • Free Quotes • Pensioner Discounts

T0103

AS SEEN ON TV

Tarzan the Tree Specialist

For a quote call Len 0419 732 364 or 5494 0484

5494 8913

 Trees/Palms  Pruning/Removals  Stump Grinding  Fully Insured

Storage

AUSTRALIAN CONTAINER UNITS SALES - HIRE - ONSITE STORAGE Australia Wide * Containers New & Used - All Sizes and Types * Container Offices & Living Units * Container Delivery & Relocations YARD LOCATION 827 Beerburrum Road Caboolture Shire

TO524

Patio Roofing One Stop Shop Specialising in D.I.Y Kits Metal Roofing, Gutters, Fascias etc Polycarbonate & Fibreglass Roofing Ventilators & Skylights Insulated Roofing

* Blocks * Acreage * Firebreaks * Weed Spraying

T0356

• • • • • •

ROOFING TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS

customtreeservices@yahoo.com

STEVES TREE CUTTING

• 23 Years Experience • Any size tree • Land Clearing • Full Insurance

ABN 23 084 520 507

Phone: 5493 7954 Mobile: 0414 819 111

Ph: 07 5432 8374 or Mob: 0433 189 561

$20 Million Insurance Free Quotes www.rktreeservices.com.au

Tiling •Privacy Screens •Custom-made Steel Bars & Security Doors •Pet Doors

•Window Locks •Deadlocks/bolts •Patio Enclosures • Blinds & Awnings

Glasshouse Tiling

Paul

BSA: 1052255

blockadesecurity@gmail.com | www.blockadesecurity.com.au

FREE Delivery to Landsborough, Beerwah, Glass House & Beerburrum

Servicing the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

* Septic tank & Grease Trap Cleaning * Small Truck for Easy Access T0092

Landsborough

A “Proper Job” Guaranteed

5494 1794

0407 748 083

For all of your liquid and general waste needs

> 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

Call us now 0408 220 659

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Specialist growers of:

Experienced in all aspects of tiling

Free fast quote BSA Licenced: 1101772

Brian Dudin 0438 623 523 After hours: (07) 5494 7548

A local working for locals

T0097

council approved

Turf Supplies

TOP QUALITY HOME, COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL TURF

FOR A FREE QUOTE CALL 0417 958 944

EPA Licensed

P: 5492 9248 M: 0407 759 060

A Lawn So Good, They’ll Think You’ve Retired

QBSA LICENSE 1126425 • 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Mark Malone: 0477 999 191

Septic Services

expert tree maintenance and removal

Brent Thomas 0438 236 934 infinitytile@hotmail.com FREE QUOTES – RENOVATIONS – REPAIRS NEW HOMES – CERAMIC – PORCELAIN NATURAL STONE BSA 1201973

Peter Hughes ~ Brandon Cruise Tilers of Multi Award Winning Homes Builders References Available Member HIA BSA Lic 76808 Beerwah

G 25 YEARS STRON & STILL GROWING

+

Wintergreen Couch

Tel: Dean 07 5496 9790 or 0414 648 130

Tyres

Ph 5494 8883

30 Tytherleigh Ave, Landsborough Qualified mechanic offering log book servicing, mechanical repairs, wheel alignments and tyres

“locals helping locals”

Open Mon - Fri

Water Tanks COMPLETE TANK MAINTENANCE

• Tank Cleaning • Tank Repairs (Minimal water loss) • Tin & Concrete • All Work Guaranteed • Leaf Guard Protection

T0106

• Doors & Grilles • Fly Screens • Fire Escapes •Retractables

T0099

PHONE JAREN 5439 0764

CUSTOM BUILT TOOLBOXES

T0437

* All major brands * Supply & Fit

CREATIVE SHEET METAL T0089

FRIDGE DOOR SEALS

T0098

Refrigeration

Tree Services

Sheetmetal

T0100

A to Z of Trades and Services

Ian Booth 0403 187 517 or 3204 4910

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Get up & grow with Jade King

Proudly sponsored by Coochin Creek Co-op for all your gardening needs 39 Simpson St, Beerwah Ph: 5494 6219

Sports Results Glasshouse Country Bowls Club Contributed by Dennis Hume

Organic Xtra 25kg fertilizer $18.50 Searles 65L premium potting mix $13.60

Autumn Patch

It is the season for growing – Autumn … well starting from April! Once again we have witnessed some torrential downpours during March that has had many gardeners consider converting their plots into water gardens or even rice paddies. It isn’t any wonder my water chestnuts have thrived in these conditions. The gamble I took in February, where I planted both late summer and early winter crops did not go so well. Whilst the summer crops would have loved the water, it just didn’t get warm enough for them to flourish, except for the random hot day that saw them wilt. On the other hand, my baby brassicas became dishes for my escapee chooks … I guess they beat the caterpillars … or ate them too! On the basis we get to see a bit of nice autumn weather, now is the time to get into strawberries! This year I’m starting a fresh patch. Strawberries are technically a perennial so they should live for a few years producing fruit. However, around the third year the plants can become more susceptible to disease and should be removed. My plants have had their two seasons and now I’ll be using the zillions of new runners to start out my new patch. To reduce soil borne disease such as Verticillium Wilt, I will ensure my new patch

is not in an area that has grown other Rosaceae (raspberries, roses, apples) or Solanaceae (potato, tomato, etc.) families in the last three or four seasons. So to prepare your patch, all you need to do is dig lots of mushroom compost and blood and bone. Then mulch and leave the bed to settle until you have your runners or plants ready to sow. As for the maintenance, just sprinkle some dynamic lifter around at flowering time and keep the moisture up by watering around the plant without wetting the leaves and fruit. Strawberries are also a great plant for kids to have a go at and are perfect for small spaces too. They can be planted in a pot, in an old wheel barrow or even in a big old toy truck, and if the kids take care of their plant, the rewards at the end are sweet and healthy. Once the strawberry patch is taken care of, use your Easter break to plant out your winter wonderland of veggies. It is really the most wonderful time for the veggie patch and planting now as indicated in the table, will give you the best possible chance for success. Look forward to getting out in the garden with some fine weather. Until next time, happy growing!

April plantings Vegetable

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Make a mound of compost/soil/manure and mulch well. Plant seedling or seed into a pocket filled with soil or seed raising mix. Plant cherry tomatoes around teepee and full sized tomatoes with stakes.

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Dig in some blood and bone and lime along a trench aiming for a pH of 6.5 – 7.5. Plant seeds direct to a depth of 5cm. Trellis tall varieties or you can try sowing them in hanging baskets.

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Plant corms pointy side down into soil adjusted with lime to pH 6.5. You can purchase corms from fruit shops, but ensure it is a local variety. I’ve found the larger varieties work best.

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Finely tilth soil and scatter approximately ½ cup blood and bone per sq.m and lime to pH 6.5 – 7.5. Plant seeds direct.

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2012 Mens Fours Final winners

Monika Duff Ladies Singles Champion for 2012 Another busy week for the lawn bowlers. Monday 2 Bowl Triples Day - Many teams from other clubs take part, so popular is this day. The winners from Mooloolah Valley Bowls Club were Eileen Pierce, Judy Walker and Lloyd Walker with runners up, also visitors from Caboolture Lakes Bowls Club, were Ollie Halverson, Bill Trafford and Allen Broomham. Third place went to a GCBC team, Mike Moore, Jack Timm and Brian Fogarty. Wednesday Ladies Day - Final of the Ladies A Grade Singles Club Championship was played. The Ladies Singles Champion for 2012 is Monika Duff, with Di Hunt the runner up. Social games of triples (2) and fours (1) were also played. Dennis Hume, Maurie Dawes, Jenny Hobson and Trevor Bertram def Dennis Hume, Warren Blackbourne, Gary Lehmann and John McSwain (D. Hume subbed for both teams)17 to 12. Liesa Craven, Di Sutherland, and Jan Lawson def Dalija Wells, Margie Lehmann and Chris Freshwater 28 to 19. Ruth Ellery, D. Buckley and Marleen Bertram def Margaret Beasley, Di Garland and Joan Wilson 22 to 10. Thursday Open pairs Day - A.M. winners were Bob Moss and Lindsay Henderson 2 + 44. Runners up were Josef Albrecht and Gaye Rohweder with 24 points in their second game. The P.M. winners were Mac Townson and Mike Moore 2 + 46. The runners up were Brian Saunders and Graham Turton with 24 points in their second game. Saturday was played the final of the Men’s Fours Club Championship. Richard White, Rodney Sharpe, Phil Siggers and Terry Little def Clive Sinton, Ron Wilson, Kerry Capern and Rob Farrell 19 to 18. Though Rob’s team won 13 ends to eight the loss of three points on 14th end, four points on 16th end and six points on the 19th end robbed them of a win. Thus making Terry Little’s team the 2012 Men’s Fours Club Champions. www.gcnews.com.au


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Glasshouse Gliders Ladies take on the big boys (or girls)! Last weekend at Musgrave Hill Bowls Club on the Gold Coast, saw a modern-day David and Goliath battle. Over seven weeks of the Taylor Queensland Super Challenge Competition saw the Glasshouse Gliders Ladies in third place within their section of the Bronze Division. This meant that they went through to the Round Robin Playoffs at Musgrave Hill. On Saturday, tiny Glasshouse with its Ladies membership of 27 (of whom less than 15 play on a regular basis), pitted their skills against Sunnybank, Ipswich United and Paradise Point Ladies Bowls Clubs (Paradise Point Ladies Bowls Club alone has 300 + members). After winning both matches on Saturday, Triples 24-18, Fours 21-12, against Sunnybank, Triples 37-19, Fours 19-13 against Ipswich United, Glasshouse went

into the final match on Sunday morning against Paradise Point, one point ahead. A very tense match against Paradise Point ensued. The Fours, Di Sutherland, Jan Lawson, Ann White and Di Hunt were neck and neck for most of the 21 ends, eventually going down 19-25. The Triples had a commanding lead of 13-4 after 12 ends, but Paradise Point pulled back to 15-13 after 17 ends. Glasshouse Triples were 27-19 on the last end and needed to win the end to have an ‘overall points’ win to progress to the finals. The pressure was almost too much for the Glasshouse supporters (many now from other clubs that had been eliminated). Margie Lehmann, Millie Freshwater and Chris Freshwater held their cool. The final Score was 29-19, giving an overall win of 48-44. Tally of wins and losses, 7 points to 1. The weekend of March 31 and April 1 will see the Glasshouse Gliders Ladies competing at the prestigious Tweed Heads Bowls Club in NSW. The Quarter Final will be played on Saturday morning, the Semi Final on Saturday Afternoon, and the Final on Sunday morning. GO GLASSHOUSE! Results next week. Fingers crossed.

Powerlifting debut for Beerburrum Stongman

Beerburrum Strongman Tim O’Shea successfully made his powerlifting debut at the GPC Powerlifting Queensland State Titles at Northgate on Saturday. Better known as a strongman competitor and highland games thrower, Tim decided on short notice to have a go at Powerlifting, and came up trumps immediately winning the Queensland title in the 140kg class. Of the three powerlifting disciplines, Tim was comfortable with the squat and deadlift, but cited the bench press as a concern. “I usually don’t train the bench press at all, as it has no application to strongman,” Tim said. With only a few months preparation, Tim managed a credible 180kg on his second bench press attempt, and narrowly missed 200kg on his third. Combined with a 280kg Squat and a 270kg Deadlift, Tim posted a winning total of 730kg. Next step for Tim is the Powerlifting Nationals, held at the Caloundra RSL on June 23, where he hopes to improve on his lifts, and is striving to win an Australian title in his weight class. After this Tim’s focus will shift back to his favoured strongman events, with Brisbane’s Strongest Man on June 30 being the start of his preparation for his third appearance at Australia’s Strongest Man in November.

Beerwah Ladies Golf Contributed by Jenny Kelly

Finally some lovely weather to bring us out to the course. Even though the ground was still a little bit soggy under foot on Thursday, we had 54 ladies compete in a Stroke competition in two divisions for trophies kindly donated by Kaye Jansen and Gail Murphy. Our Division 1 winner was Barb Drury with a Nett score of 75, Runner up was Mavis Brimelow on 78. Division 2 winner was Brenda Briese with a Nett score of 75, Runner up was Josie Thistlethwaite on 80 Nett. I'm certain the scores will improve as the course dries out. The NTP's on 2 Margaret Zonca, Mavis Brimelow on 5, Heather Henn on 16, and Sue Williamson on 18. The Ball Rundown went to 82. Saturday saw 30 ladies play a Stableford for Marie Goyder's trophy. The winner was Kaye Jansen with 35 points from Brenda Briese with 32 points. The NTP's were Marie Goyder on 2, and Brenda got both the 16th and the 18th. Hollie Sinclair took out the Birdie Box on the 1st. The Ball Rundown went to 30 points. Until next week, stay safe and good golfing. www.gcnews.com.au

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ARIES March 21 – April 20 Hard work can bring rewards and help you achieve what you deserve. Long time friends will stand by you. Your confidence will improve immensely. This is an excellent time to start a new life style. Delays with some correspondence can cause some concern. An emotional situation with a family member will be resolved. TAURUS April 21 – May 21 Decisions with a very close friend or a close relationship will need to be made, follow your intuition. It is not the time to rush into a new situation so tread lightly. A change of car is possible and new work prospects will be a relief. Decisions may need to made regarding holidays. GEMINI May 22 – June 21 A very special person will contact you which will be quite a surprise. Take your time making decisions. A brother or sister may also be coming to stay with you for a while. It is likely that they may need some emotional support. A legal matter will be settled very soon. Money can come in out of the blue. CANCER June 22 – July 22 The next couple of weeks you could be in limbo. Important decisions will be need to be made regarding your work and a move. Take your time as these are very important decisions. This can also be a time for new connections and also you may need to use your creative abilities. The health of a family member will be ok.

LEO July 23 – August 22 Your social life can be very busy at this period. An important decision may be at hand regarding your work. A new job just started will need some patience. A home situation will be sorted out and a move is likely. This period can be a turning point in your life. For some Leo’s, a proposal or a wedding is likely. VIRGO August 23 – September 22 As long as you are organised, work and romantic interests can go smoothly. Long distance travel is possible. Lots of change can be made especially around friends and social life. Excellent time for buying and selling. A change of residence is a possibility. New friends made now will be lasting. LIBRA September 23 – October 22 An unexpected phone call could change a lot of your plans this week. Travel is also possible as well as looking at new job prospects. A disagreement with a friend could leave you feeling quite uncomfortable. Lack of communications could cause the upset. A letter can arrive that you have been waiting for. A new love can come into your life. SCORPIO October 23 – November 22 Daily work routines can feel easier now; keep working towards your goals. Excellent progress with your career will be made. Your home life will feel more settled. Celebrations will be made regarding one of your children. For those singles, a new love can come into your life.

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SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 22 At last something that you have been working for is now starting to show progress. Being aligned with purpose is important. A new idea will start you on a new project. This is also a good time for win’s Lotto etc. Someone from the past can contact you. A car may need a service. Try not to put this off. CAPRICORN December 23 – January 9 This can be the time of taking a plunge, either marriage or a new career. You may see this as a huge challenge, but you will succeed. Your financial situation will start to improve but try to keep an eye on your spending; otherwise it could get out of hand. A new baby is likely in the family. AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 An illness in the family can now be now be turning around for the better. No need to worry, obstacles will be overcome. Important decisions will need to be made soon regarding your work, your home and close relationships. Travel is possible at the weekend, as well as you could get some news of a baby. PISCES February 20 – March 20 Important decisions will need to be made regarding your career, home and travel. Deciding to move interstate or overseas is possible. At this period you may be confused, if this is so perhaps don’t make important decisions until you feel certain of what you really want to do just now.

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