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his week we have included a story spreading the word about Glass House Mountains local Steve Graves and his mate Everard Schenk of Caloundra who are participating in the 2014 Sh#tbox Rally. The car can’t be worth more than $1,000.00 and it will be pushed to its absolute limit, testing the endurance of both the car and the fellas, across a 4000km journey, all in the name of fun and fundraising! The fellas are really keen to participate and are determined to work hard at their fundraising activities. They just have the additional cost of transporting the vehicle across the country before they get started – so they are hoping to get 12 sponsors to purchase a $100.00 sponsorship each to make this happen.

I love the whole idea of their journey – but there is no way I could ever imagine taking on such a crazy challenge, so I kinda feel that by being a sponsor, a little bit of GCNews will be making that journey with them. The fellas have been busy working on the car to make sure it is road worthy so they can get it registered – which I imagine is not an easy task on a vehicle that can’t be worth more than $1,000.00? If you would like to join us as sponsors and get behind the guys please contact Steve Graves by phone 0407 110 760 or email gravesfam@ Regards,

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10 Local news............................. 3-8 Community news................ 10-12 School news....................... 14-16 Eat Drink Enjoy.................. 16-17 You said it............................... 18 Health Check.......................... 19

Women in Business............. 20-21 Health beauty & wellbeing........ 22 Local music scene.................... 23 Happenings............................. 24 Elected reps............................ 25 Home & living......................... 26

14 Gardening............................... 27 Churches & Noticeboard........... 28 Trades............................... 29-34 Sports news............................ 35 Classifieds.......................... 36-37 Fun page................................. 38

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Trivia night at the Landsborough Pub, get your team of four and come along for fun and prizes. Starts at 6.30pm, or come earlier and grab one of the 2 for 1 meal offers.

The Mooloolah and District Community Barbecue enjoys a great local turn out. Come down and join us at the Mooloolah Community Centre for the next barbecue from 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome. Gold coin donation. Meet new local people and catch up with friends and neighbours. The Community Op Shop will also be open. Enquiries contact 5494 7822. 43 Bray Road, Mooloolah. Proudly supported by White’s IGA.

The first Glass House Mountains Markets will be held for 2014 from 8.00am – 1.00pm at the Glass House Mountains State School. To find out more you can check out their website www.

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French Kiss - Internationally acclaimed Jane Rutter, a free spirit classical flautist, will be performing at the Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny at 3.00pm. Jane captures depth of sensuality as one of the world’s leading exponents of the Rampal School of French flute playing. Ticket prices are $30.00 (no concessions) and bookings can be made at the Maleny Information Centre or by phoning John on 5494 2584.

Enjoy local and guest musicians in an afternoon of live music. Both listeners and performers are invited to come along to this open mic session with invited guests. Just turn up or book a time to play phone 0419 026 895 and enjoy the tempting coffee, tea and snacks - always different, always fun at the Musos Club. Glasshouse Coffee Tea & Merchants, Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains.

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Landsborough’s World Champion By Greg Brown

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It’s not every day that you get to meet a current world champion in Beerwah. So when Stephen Pitt from Hinterland Boxing Club (HBC) rang to say that Brett W. Smith (‘Handful’), WBF World Champion trains at the Beerwah gym and asked, would I like to interview him, it wasn’t a difficult decision. Brett, 32, who lives at Landsborough, won the WBF Lightweight World Championship last November. “I started boxing for a bit when I was 14, but life got in the way and I stopped for a while,” he said. “I came back at age 26 and boxed as an amateur, where I won a few titles, including being twotimes national Golden Gloves champion.” Since Brett turned pro, he’s had a pretty impressive record – 17 wins (eight from KO’s), two defeats and one draw. Brett works as an electrician in Brisbane, where he trains a few days a week at the renowned Coorparoo Boxing Gym and is thankful that he has the Hinterland Boxing Club so close so he can spend more time at home with his new family. “I’ve got three full time jobs now – being an electrician, being a boxer and being a dad – so I need to manage my time well,” he said. Brett’s success can be put down to his raw talent combined with his strong dedication and unbelievable work ethic, says Stephen Pitt. “I’ve known Brett for many years now, and his success is an absolute credit to him,” said Stephen.


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The HBC crew admiring Brett’s amazing collection of title belts “His commitment and drive is what makes him step up from being a good fighter to being a great fighter. “Having Brett workout at HBC here at Beerwah is an inspiration to the other young boys and girls who come here to train. He shows them that, with some hard work and intelligent planning, they too can make something of themselves,” said Stephen. Brett also holds the IBF Australasian Championship belt and this Saturday will be fighting for the IBO Intercontinental Championship at the Mansfield Tavern. Beating his rival – fancied Mexcian Fermin De Los Santos – will then give him the chance to contest for the IBO lightweight world title belt. “It would be a dream to hold both world championships,” said Brett.






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In the lead up to International Women’s Day on March 8 member for Glass House Andrew Powell put the word out to the community to nominate local women who they considered to be inspiring. Over 20 women who give generously of their time and serve others were nominated including four Glasshouse Country Women. Sue Fullerton for her work with the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, Pam Innes for her contribution Donna Turner, Pam Innes, Sue Fullerton, Andrew Powell, to the Chaplaincy Committee, Jackie Draper, Elaine Reeves and Lea Parkes Helen Page for work with the Peachester History Committee, 2014 Glass House Inspiring Woman; Jackie Bankfoot House and the Beerwah Charity Sports established a local newspaper which promotes Day and Lea Parkes, editor of GCNews who the Woodford region to the wider region through supports the efforts of all of the area's community her coverage of community events and issues. organisations. She generously gives her time to the whole Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said he community including sponsoring Woodford State received many wonderful nominations. School awards and participating in the Woodford “It was certainly hard to narrow it down to just Agricultural Show Ball. one. All of the women nominated should rightly Jackie will attend a breakfast ceremony honouring be recognised,” he said. the winners, chosen from all over Queensland, to Jackie Draper of Neurum was selected as the be held in Parliament House on March 7.

Bright future for young apprentice Back in September, GCNews brought you the story of Glass House Mountains resident Clem O’Mara who was the most recent recipient of Acclaim Apprentices and Trainees Apprentice of the Quarter award. Well, since then Clem has now taken out the award as Acclaim Apprentice of the Year. Some readers will also remember the photo that appeared of Clem on the front page of GCNews a few weeks later, racing his go-kart and taking out the state championship. While we haven’t had the opportunity to interview Clem and his boss at Hanson Construction, we’ll make sure the story is in next week’s edition.

Clem in 2013 upon receiving the Acclaim Apprentices and Trainees Apprentice of the Quarter award

Is your pregnancy not as ‘glowing’ as you imagined? We’ve all heard of the ‘pregnancy glow’. It’s that magical time when expectant mothers are preparing to bring a new life into the world. Unfortunately, not all women feel so magical during this time. Back pain, tingling down the legs, reflux, and soreness between the shoulders are all things that regularly accompany pregnancy, leaving mothersto-be feeling not as amazing as they hoped! Additionally, these discomforts can be signs of ‘intra-uterine constraint’. Pelvic misalignment causes the tightening and torsion of muscles and ligaments, which can have a constraining effect on the uterus and prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. The good news is, there is an explanation for these symptoms. The technical term is ‘Spinal Subluxation.’ It means there is part of your spine or pelvis that is partially dysfunctional because your 4


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vertebrae are locked in an improper position. The second part of this good news is that once you learn about these subluxations – you then have a path to feeling better. A good chiropractor works with you to ‘unlock’ the vertebra that are out of alignment – so your body can then adjust to a new, healthier position. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and balances pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce torsion in the uterus, allowing optimal foetal positioning in preparation for birth. It is strongly recommended by the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association that this specific analysis and adjustment of the sacrum be used throughout pregnancy, to detect imbalance and optimise pelvic biomechanics in preparation for safer, easier births.

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New wetland wonderland for Beerwah The Coochin Creek Bushland Group has secured an $8,500 grant to create a new wetland adjoining the Upper Coochin Creek Environmental Reserve in Beerwah (behind Woodgrove Estate). In a cooperative effort, the Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN) and the Coochin Creek Bushland Group will be working with Sunshine Coast Council and SEQCatchments to turn a weedy drainage line into a healthy wetland habitat as part of a regional strategy to improve the condition of the Pumicestone Passage. Susie Chapman, SEQCatchments Community Partnerships Manager, said that that this project was one of a number of projects worth $100,000 per year that focussed on the Pumicestone catchment aiming to reduce nutrient and sediment run-off to the waterways, and is part of the Healthy Country program, funded by the Queensland Government for the productive and responsible use of the State’s natural resources. “We’re pleased to provide funding to groups such as the Coochin Creek Bushland Group, to enable them to tackle localised projects which, when viewed at a landscape level, can have significant effect on improving water quality,” she said. “There are also other agricultural-based projects being funded as part of this project, which are helping farmers to make improvements which will also add to the health of the passage.” When the project kicks off – which will be very soon – Coochin Creek Bushland Group organiser Roger Callen explains that the level of cooperation which will take place will be extensive.

Susie Chapman (SEQCatchments), Rhonda Martin (Sunshine Coast Council), Peter Kluver (Coochin Creek Bushland Group), Gwen Malcolm (GMAN) and Roger Callen inspect the area to be turned back into a natural wetland

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Adam Purvis of Landsborough was working in Real Estate until six years ago when he decided to become a property valuer. These days Adam works for the large national company Herron Todd White, in their Mooloolaba office and his territory covers the Sunshine Coast Hinterland including the Glasshouse Country area. Over the years he has developed a great reputation with local real estate agents, vendors and bankers. Recently his dedication to the job paid off when Herron Todd White recognised him as the National ‘Valuer of the Year’. Adam and his very proud wife Nicole, who is a property Manager with First National Real Estate Beerwah, attended the awards ceremony in Melbourne.

“Council will be providing the initial weed control, along with supporting the group to run and provide practical guidance from their staff,” Roger said. “GMAN are taking care of the accounts for us, and will be growing as many of the local wetland plants as possible. “We’ll be looking for willing volunteers who are interested in helping to look after their local environment. “And SEQCatchments are providing the funding, as part of the Queensland Government funded program,” he said. Anyone interested in joining in and giving the group a hand can contact Roger on 5494 6278.


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Twelve months ago Kylie had a career change into an administration role and Kylie will be staying on working with the new owners. "Locals who know Kay, our very valued long time staff member, can still expect to see Kay’s friendly face as she’ll be helping out when others take time off," said Joan. “We would like to take the opportunity to thank our staff both past and current for their help and consideration over the years,” she said. “Also a big thank you to our customers for their support over the past 31 years. It’s been a pleasure to work in a small town where the pace of life is slower and we get to know our customers personally. “Finally we wish Brett and Julie well in their new venture.” Brett and Julie are settling in well to the new role and see the massive life change as an adventure. They have moved from Foster in Victoria, leaving behind their four adult children and are looking forward to the challenges of learning a new business and becoming part of our local community. They knew the moment they drove into Glass House Mountains that they instantly loved the town, and they were fortunate to find the perfect home in Beerwah. Both of them come from retail background and really enjoy working with people, so they’re now keen to get to know the local community and provide a great service to their customers.

Joan and Wally purchased the Post Office from Stan Greaves in 1983, in the previous 58 years it had been run by members of the Greaves’ Family including Stan’s Aunt and Uncle Alf and Dorothea Whitehead, Stan and May Greaves, and May's brother George Bowen. Joan and Wally had previous postal experience in Talwood west of Goondiwindi, where they operated the local Post Office and 24 hour manual telephone exchange before taking over the General Store and Post Office at Glass House Mountains. "In the past 30 years all aspects of our lives have changed and the Post Office has had its fair share of ‘progress’ some good some not so great," said Joan. “On the first day of Wally’s training with Stan, he took along his paper roll adding machine, Stan referred to this machine as ‘new-fangled technology’, however no one could have envisaged the advances in technology that were to follow,” she said. “Computer technology was expanded into country Post Offices in the 1990’s, we built the new post office in 1999 to accommodate this technology and to include a retail shop to service the population growth of the area.” Wally started the first mail delivery service in Glass House Mountains in 1986. This was at the instigation of the postal department and the department’s personal were amazed that the delivery service was not well received by many of the locals. “It was part of the local’s morning ritual to drop off children at school and pick up mail and daily papers,” Wally said, “so they weren’t keen on the change at all.” Wally and Joan are looking forward to being fully retired, over the past few years they have taken time out to travel which was made possible by family members Lisa and Kylie stepping up to manage the Joan Tucker with new owners Julie and Brett Wogan-Browne business in Joan’s absence.

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Originally mail was sent via Cobb & Co through Bankfoot House, but in the late 1800’s the railway came to Glass House Mountains and from 1907 postal business was handled by the Station Master. Emmanual and Emily Greaves with their son Stanley purchased the town store from the State Stores in 1922 and moved the building from its site on Coonowrin Creek (now known as Scotts Road) to Coonowrin Road on the Western side of the Railway Stations. Around that time the Post Office was moved from the Railway to the shop and Emily Greaves’ brother Alf Whitehead arrived from England to become Post Master. In 1936 the Greaves built a new shop on the ‘new’ Bruce Highway (now Bruce Parade) which included a Post Office which Alf Whitehead ran with the help of his white Dorothea until his death in 1957.

Stan Greaves was appointed Post Master on September 12, 1957 and was assisted by Mrs Whitehead until 1962 when ill health forced her to give up work in 1961. May Greaves then assisted Stan. In 1968 Stand and May built a new Post Office in front of their home on the opposite side of the Bruce Highway (now Bruce Parade). May remained as assistant until her untimely death in 1970 when her brother George Bowen became assistant until 1981. Wally and Joan Tucker purchased the Post Office from Stan and took over from April 1, 1983. Construction began on the current Post Office building on April 1, 1999 and was open to business on May 24, 1999.

Tick trouble

By Anne Snell

Did you know that the incidence of tick borne infections is on the increase in Australia? Here in Beerwah a small group meet for one hour each month to share information with those who suspect they might have a tick borne infection. Lyme disease was first recognised in 1975 after researchers found unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut. They discovered that most of the affected children lived and played near wooded areas where ticks live. It is an infection caused by bacteria (spirochete) that infects humans who have been bitten by infected ticks. Tick borne infections exist in every country around the world - if left untreated they become a much more serious health issue and much harder to eradicate. A few months of antibiotics might kill a newly acquired infection before it is disseminated throughout the body, but once established, these infections can invade the immune system and become very difficult to eradicate. Most Australians with tick borne infections will have chronic disease as a consequence of their infections going unrecognised and untreated for decades. Lesley McLeod is one person affected by this disease and she is concerned that others may be suffering and being misdiagnosed as she was. Lesley says misdiagnosis is common when it comes to tick borne infections because our medical students are not taught to recognise the clinical signs of these types of infections at medical school. “We are at the beginning of a long journey to bring medical recognition, training and education of tick borne infections into Australian mainstream health,” she said.

So how do you know if you may be affected? Symptoms can vary enormously but can include a target shaped rash around the bite site in the early stages of the disease. “Tick borne infections have a wide and varied presentation within our bodies,” said Lesley. For a full list of possible symptoms check out about-lyme-disease. Currently there is a display at the Beerwah Library focusing on young children with tick borne disease and disability. There is information on the impact it has on educational and developmental milestones and the health issues that manifest along the way, Lesley said. The group are raising money for further research into the disease. “We have a local raffle of over $100.00 worth of health care products that have been purchased here in Beerwah to support local business. “Tickets are $2.00 and if your business would like to join in the raffle we would like to ask a different local business to draw the winner of each raffle we hold. "If you’d like to assist by placing the prize in your shop for a week, please let us know as we would love to involve your customers in this excellent cause and prizes,” said Lesley. If you would like to contact Leslie call 5494 0968. If you have concerns for yourself or your children, drop in to the Beerwah Library on the second Tuesday of every month from 1.00pm - 2.00pm and talk to Leslie or Connie. There are displays with information about the disease in the library at all times.

Introducing Constable Susan Lowndes

Constable Susan Lowndes may be a new face at Beerwah Police Station, but many readers will recognise her as a long-time Landsborough local. For the past 18 months Constable Lowndes was based in Gladstone, returning home on her days off, and over the last month she has been happy to have her feet permanently back on home soil. Before joining the Queensland Police Service, Constable Lowndes was very involved in the Landsborough Community and participated in the Hinterland Community Development Association. So when the opportunity came up to take on the role of Crime Reduction Officer at the Beerwah Police Station, she felt it was a great fit all round. “Unfortunately the role has not received the attention in the past 12 months it should have, due to staff illness,” she said. Constable Lowndes said she is really keen to ensure that she can achieve great outcomes in the role. As part of the position, she will be available to go along and talk to community groups as well as being involved in educational initiatives such as road safety awareness. She will also be the ‘Adopt a Cop’ at each of the local schools as well as being involved in

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organising the regular ‘blue light discos’ held at the Beerwah Community Centre. The next ‘blue light disco’ is going to be held on Friday, March 14 and Constable Lowndes would definitely encourage parents to have their children attend. “The events are well organised and managed, which means that those that come along will enjoy themselves, while parents can feel confident that they will be safe in this drug and alcohol free environment,” she said. To contact Constable Lowndes please phone the Beerwah Police Station on 5436 5222.

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James Cran will begin his Civil Engineering (Honours) with credit for two subjects he completed successfully as a Year 11 student at Chancellor State College. His university experience will also be boosted by a $20,000 Renouf Family Scholarship, one of two awarded at USC this semester for high academic achievement, leadership skills and financial need. James said he was surprised to get such a big scholarship and looked forward to giving top priority to his studies, rather than paid work. He recently returned from a month’s mission in Kenya, where he helped at an orphanage on building projects such as school desks and shelving.

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The Healthy Guru channels the power of three by bringing together three women who each have extensive experience in their given holistic fields and combining these skills to come together successfully to provide the best results for their clients within the one business. Having studied naturopathy since 1995, Judy has always been Business owner Leanda began her journey over 13 years ago by drawn to helping others maintain their health and vitality. training in nutrition, massage and herbal medicine. From here she Understanding that everyone is individual, Judy looks at the close moved into yoga training and running natural therapy clinics as well link between emotional and physical states to provide a key to as managing health food stores. Before setting up the Healthy Guru, achieving the best results. As part of her ongoing commitment to the she and Craig combined their work and partnership in running a wellbeing of her clients, Judy has embraced Cranio Sacral Therapy, wellness centre which provided them with the opportunity to have a speciality technique that is proving popular in Europe and the front line experience in combination with their therapeutic United States. She also offers a Bio-Compatibility program backgrounds. based on the results from hair (and saliva) analysis testing. Identifying a need in the local area, Leanda and the team Hair analysis tests over 500 whole foods and household of qualified practitioners are committed to making natural products as well as some metals, to provide a non-invasive way therapies available to all. Their aim is to combine their of finding out what foods or products could be causing an experience in their individual modalities to offer a united intolerance or reaction. Particularly good for infants suffering approach to healthy living and natural therapies that are reflux, colic or rashes, the test highlights what foods accessible and available. and products are right for your body and which ones As well as running the Healthy Guru, Leanda is also are not. focussed on offering services that complement Emily became interested in kinesiology Using just a piece of the client’s hair, the her in-store work. These include providing when she used the therapy after the birth of sample is tested using radionic laboratory yoga and meditation classes and her first child. Emily found that she benefited testing. The process is safe, painless and facilitating therapeutic workshops. greatly from the clarification of where emotional stress accurate. Drawing upon her As part of her commitment to clients was coming from and how to deal with it. In turn, Emily experience in these holistic areas, wellbeing, Leanda is always sought to help others as she had been helped, and she Judy uses her knowledge to available to offer guidance and commenced her Diploma of Kinesiology in 2006, successfully running provide a truly holistic advice. her own clinic from 2009. approach to wellness. Kinesiology is the art of muscle testing. It is the tool that allows the clients body to communicate and assist the body to heal itself. Emily focuses on underlying emotional aspects. She looks at childhood belief systems and patterns that have been absorbed, and seeks to clarify what’s going on and why a client’s particular goals are not being met or are being blocked. Using energy pathways (chakras, meridians and psycho neural centres), blockages are identified and once a clear picture emerges, Emily uses a process of colour therapy to clear emotional stress. Emily was strongly drawn to being a practitioner at the Healthy Guru. Her modality is beneficial for adults and children alike and of assistance for a number of issues including stress, weight and behavioural challenges. Emily is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Community News Glasshouse Country View Club

Contributed by Jenny Morris As part of our New Year membership drive, View is looking for newly retired or community-minded women to join our local club. Glasshouse Country View club has around 45 members and in 2013 we celebrated 10 years fundraising, sponsoring Learning for Life students and supplying student stationery school packs each year to children in the Caboolture district. We have interesting and fun outings on the first Wednesday of each month. Some of our outings we have had over the years have included a visit to the newly revamped Brisbane City Hall, Strathgordon Clydesdales and Shetlands at Woodford, movie days, and Melbourne cup luncheons to name a few. We then meet for a monthly luncheon on the third Wednesday of the month, our guest speaker for our next luncheon will be local councillor Rick Baberowski who will be answering questions and enlightening us to what Council has in store for our area. If you would like to come along to the luncheon to meet the group and find out more about the group please phone Rosalea on 5438 7910 or Heather on 5493 0555. Lunch will start at 12.00noon with Rick arriving at 1.00pm. The guest speaker for our February luncheon was Dick Cijffers, Director of Journey Worldwide Travel in Brisbane. He had some interesting stories and was very entertaining. Dick also passed on some handy travelling hints by booking your holidays online and exchanging your Australian money when you arrive in certain countries to save money. View stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women. It is one of Australia’s leading women’s volunteer organisations and supports the education of disadvantaged children through The Smith Family. View members come from all walks of life and meet regularly to provide our members with an outlet to help others, as well as to establish lasting friendships and contribute to the local community. This membership drive is really important to our View club so we can continue our volunteer work with The Smith Family and support local children and families. We are looking for women from all backgrounds and ages.

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Glasshouse Country Senior Citizens Club Contributed by Ian McCarron At our last games day, the raffle winner was Gladys McCarron and the lucky door prize winner was Eileen Young. In carpet bowls Billy Lupton, Jim McCarron and Neville Woolley beat John Anthony, George Bray and Ian McCarron 17 – 15. Tuesday, March 11 - monthly meeting, barbecue, morning tea at 9.00am. – 9.15am. Hot water, cake, small coffee tables and fold-up chairs for barbecue please. Thursday, March 20 - Esk Seniors are to visit us. Hall open at 8.00am to prepare tables, stall, kitchen etc, morning tea, entertainment, lunch, stall, raffles, progressive raffle. Prizes for progressive raffle please. Tuesday, March 25 - games day. Tuesday, April 8 - monthly meeting. Guest speaker will be Trish Cashin speaking on recycling. Tuesday, April 22 - free morning tea. Tuesday, May 13 - Annual General Meeting and pie lunch. Wednesday, May 21 - Bus to Brisbane Town Hall. For bookings and enquiries ring Jim on 5496 9836. More details and bus pick-up times to be decided at March meeting.

Asia’s Largest Airport Solar Power Plant Goes On-Stream Solar Frontier recently announced the completion of the Kansai International Airport Megasolar Power Plant; an 11.6 MW installation at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan. The largest solar installation at an airport anywhere in Asia, the Kansai International Airport Megasolar power plant is now also one of the world’s biggest. “Bringing live an 11.6MW project in Japan in 7 months demonstrates Solar Frontier’s comprehensive and robust project capabilities,” said Hiroto Tamai, President and Representative Director of Solar Frontier. “We are proud to be part of the transition toward more environmentally-friendly airports.”

Australia’s first dual-axis solar array swings into position on Kangaroo Island South Australia A Solar developer has completed Australia’s first dual-axis tracker solar array, on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. This is the first such development in Australia, with a four sun-tracker installation at Kangaroo Island’s airport being coupled with three Nissan Leafs and six electric charging stations around the island. The former Renewables SA initiated and funded the project, with dual-axis tracking technology chosen to be a highly visible demonstration of solar technology. The tracker technology itself will result in the solar arrays producing 30 to 40% more electricity than a stationary installation. The $500,000 project was funded by Renewables SA and involved a partnership between Regional Development Australia, Kangaroo Island Council, Ingenero and Nissan Fleet. (source:

Six Queensland cities rank highest in Australia for investment return on solar panels

For many Queenslanders, the best investment opportunity they have may be the roof over their heads. Research by Energy Matters, a major solar installer, shows six of Queensland's cities rank the highest in Australia for their rate of investment return from typical PV solar. “The houses that have the best return have suitable roofs, not shaded by trees. North facing is best, but east and west can be fine too," said Nick Brass, Energy Matters co-founder. Quality solar systems typically last over 25 years, at a cost of $5,000 to $10,000 for 12 to 20-panel systems and inverters. About one in five Queensland homes have a PV solar system, although about half use some kind of solar power. But like any investment, solar panels come with risk. Consumers must seek out credible companies to deal with. Your local company based right here in Glasshouse gives you peace of mind.

Beware of the 41 cent feed-in tariff offer

There is a company door knocking in the local area offering a feed in tariff of about 41 cents. The company which makes the offer to purchase your excess energy is a retail energy provider NOT the salesman who is trying to get you to purchase his solar system. We enquired about this “wonderful offer” ourselves about 3 years ago. The plan is that we get our customers (you) to switch from your current power supplier (Origin & AGL etc) to the new power supplier who will purchase your surplus electricity for about 41 cents per kilowatt. But, we had to pay about $1400 to the new power company which they would use to subsidise YOUR electricity. They suggested we add $1400 onto the price of the solar system. In effect, if we did that, YOU the customer would be paying for your OWN 41 cents if you bought that system from us, or from anyone else offering this type of scheme. So if you are approached by an OUT OF TOWNER with such a system and scheme, please be very careful. Compare his price with ours to make sure you are NOT paying your own feed-in tariff in advance. BUT price does NOT necessarily equate to quality. Check the quality of any OUT OF TOWNER systems. 2kW $4087 … 3kW $4087 … 5kW $6110 All German solar, just a few hundred dollars more. Call in and talk to Ian or Ty before you commit yourself, or phone us on 5438 7200.

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By Lea Parkes Glass House Mountains local Steve Graves and his mate Everard Schenk of Caloundra, who are participating in the 2014 Sh#tbox Rally, Cancer Council’s biggest private fundraiser, are hoping to get some support from our local community to help get their ‘sh#tbox’ to the starting line. The 4,000 km drive starts in Perth, stopping by Meekatharra, Marble Bar and Broome before heading into The Kimberleys, the Gibb River Road and the top end. It is going to cost the fellas just over $1,000.00 to transport the vehicle across the country so they are looking for some local businesses to buy a $100.00 sponsorship, in return their business logos will be featured in a sticker on the car. Glasshouse Country News has offered to be the first on board with sponsorship, and we’re looking forward to seeing our logo on the stylish Silver ‘93 Subaru L series wagon. I love what the guys are doing, and can’t see myself ever enduring this kind of trip – even in the name of raising funds for cancer, so we are happy to give them a hand! If you would like to join us as sponsors and get behind the guys please contact Steve Graves by phone 0407 110 760 or email

Cat Care Centre officially opens

The Sippy Creek Animal Refuge is holding the official opening of the Cat Care Centre on Sunday, March 9 and they are extending an invitation to invite interested community members to come along and share in the day. There will be food, goodies to buy, cat education talks by the Centre’s vets, tours of the new facility and of course we will be judging their Crazy Cat Photo Competition, and there will be prizes to be won on the day. The centre will be open to the public from 9.00am (as usual) for the day with tours of the new facility at 9.30am. Cr Jenny McKay will undertake the official opening at 10.00am and this will be followed at 10.45am – with cat care / education talks by the vets and vet nurses, with the opportunity for guests to ask questions. Judging of the Crazy Cat Photo Competition will happen at 11.00am and if more tours are needed they will be completed then with the event finishing at 11.30am. Sippy Creek Animal Refuge is located at 28 Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha. To find out more about the facility you can check out their website www. or find their Facebook page.

Raise your cup and fight against cancer

It’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea time and Cancer Council is encouraging all Queenslanders to save the date, raise their cups and tip the balance in the fight against cancer! The official date is Thursday, May 22 and planning is already well underway for one of the Cancer Council’s most popular annual and long-standing fundraising events. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said there wasn’t an easier way to help make a difference in the fight against cancer. “Save the date and start planning! Simply gather your friends, family and colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some delicious and healthy morning tea treats,” Ms Clift said. If you are planning to run an event – let us know here at GCNews and we will make sure to include the details in our event listings.

Riverdance star visits Women’s Social Group

Ladies, come along for some Irish fun and an early St Patricks Day Celebration with the Glasshouse Country Women’s Social Group on March 12, at Glass House Mountains. Glass House Neighbourhood Centre president, Colleen Clark, said the ladies are in for a real treat with a visit from a past Riverdance star. “We will have Irish tunes, food and a friend dropping by to share her experiences, photos, videos and badges from her Irish dancing days. “Susy toured with the Australian Irish Dance Company, Gaelforce Irish Dance Company and overseas with Riverdance. “With Riverdance in Australia, Susy performed many big live shows and on TV shows, such as Hey Hey it’s Saturday,” she said. Pop on some green and come on down for some good old Irish cheer at the Glass House Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, Ryan Street (opposite the Post Office), from 12.30pm - 2.30pm on Wednesday, March 12. Bring a plate to share and a $2.00 donation. All welcome. Enquiries and RSVP’s phone 5438 7000.

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School News Hot breakfast and hot FM at GCCC

There was a lot of excitement at Glasshouse Country Christian College last Friday morning when Radio Station Hot 91.1FM was broadcasting their morning program from the school and had brought all sorts of goodies with them. Hot 91.1FM put on a sausage sizzle and gave away free lollies and stickers, but they also brought with them Maleny Dairies and the Fusion Bus. Maleny Dairies had free flavoured milk and the Fusion Bus was full of computer and board games for the students to play with. The reason for all the excitement was because of just one student - Jesse Woods in Year 9. Jesse had won the Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers Young Achievers of the Year Award for February. In the past this award was restricted to

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Jesse Woods' father, Mervyn with Ash and Todd from Hot 91.1 FM, Jesse Woods and GCCC Principal Mike Curtis sporting achievements but this year it has been opened up to all fields. Jesse won the award for his outstanding academic achievements, his leadership roles and his overall standards of excellence. Representatives from Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers presented a $1,000.00 cash prize to Jesse and another $1,000.00 to Glasshouse Country Christian College. Students lined up to receive autographs from breakfast show hosts Todd and Ash and grabbed whatever they could for the hosts to write on. Renea Stephens in Year 3 didn’t have a cast but she made use of her temporary bandage to get an autograph from Todd and Ash. Glasshouse Country Christian College would like to thank everyone who contributed to such a fun filled morning for all the students and congratulate Jesse Woods on his great achievement.

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Potential Leaders Day

Contributed by Daniel Brace The entire Year 9 Cohort took part in Beerwah State High School’s annual Year 9 Potential Leaders day last Wednesday. Well known leadership guru Bernie Kelly, the founder of Global Immersion, led the students through a variety of activities aimed to not only have students work together, but to step up and become leaders within their cohort and the wider school community. At the conclusion of the day, Bernie said he was very impressed with many of our Year 9 students. He said that he could definitely see a lot of students who would make fine Middle School leaders later in the year.

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School News Kids get tough on trash for Clean Up Australia Day with Lea Parkes

Member for Fisher Mal Brough and Beerwah State School Prep students Maverick, Mia, Lilly, Josh, Hayden and Marley (pictured right) made the playground spotless as part of Clean Up Australia Day activities at the school last week. Across Australia on Sunday, similar emu parades helped clean up the nation. In 2013 an estimated 550,300 volunteers removed16,150 tonnes of rubbish at 7,341 sites right across the country. Organisers were hoping for even bigger numbers this year. “Clean up Australia Day is about inspiring our kids to care for and respect their environment,” said Mr Brough. “It’s great to see students, teachers and parents working together to keep the school looking even tidier than usual.”

Mooloolah is a swimming champion school On Friday, February 21, 11 students represented Mooloolah State School at the Glasshouse District School Swimming Championships at the Beerwah Aquatic Centre. Competing schools included Maleny, Peachester, St Michaels of Caboolture,

Beerwah, GHCC, Elimbah, Landsborough, Beerburrum and Mooloolah. It was a ‘stinking hot day’, but spirits were high! Mooloolah swimmers really gave it their best, with lots of places and personal bests. Tamsyn Douglass won the nine year old girls Age Champion trophy and Tate Hume was runner up in the nine years boys Age Championship. Mooloolah State School brought home the trophy for Champion of the Small Schools! This is a huge accomplishment. It’s been many years since Mooloolah has had so many swimmers qualify to participate in the district swimming carnival. “This fantastic outcome may well have resulted from the wonderful partnership that the school has with Cowan Taylor Aquatics,” said Mooloolah Principal Michele Brown. “Since taking over the management of the Mooloolah School pool in October last year, Andrew and Georgina have done a superb job rallying the families in the community and encouraging the children to attend swimming lessons or squad training after school each day.” Congratulations Mooloolah Swimmers!

The year of mathematics

Landsborough State School is fortunate to be a part of a regional Success Team Project where they have gained a numeracy coach for three days a week and school support for the remaining of the year as well as support from a regional maths expert, Rob Proffitt-White. Head of curriculum, Kristy Blaikie, said one of the main focuses on the improvement agenda for this year is mathematics, in particular the number strand. “Landsborough State School aims to build capacity in its teachers and build strength in all year levels in regards to numbers. “All of our staff have spent hours in professional development meetings prior to the students starting school and we look forward to much more success in this area,” she said. Many initiatives have been introduced with an emphasis on mathematics. Some of these include maths homework cases filled with games and activities, parent workshops to educate parents on the maths strategies, lunchtime maths clubs, number warm ups and mathematicians of the day. Through the knowledge staff and families will gain, all students are set to benefit from this exciting program. The aim is for all students to be empowered with a positive attitude towards maths challenges and to build self-confidence in 16 |

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If you like dinner and a show, but haven’t got time to head to Las Vegas, then why not do the next best thing and grab yourself a ticket to The Vegas Legends Show coming to the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club on Saturday, March 22. The night kicks off with nibbles from 7.00pm and then a two course meal and the show featuring many of the stars of stage and screen that were Las Vegas Legends. Tickets are $45.00 a head and must be repurchased before the night. Or if you are just looking to get out of the kitchen on a Thursday or Friday night, take the family down to the Sports Club. With each adult meal purchased (excludes specials) you can receive a kid’s meal for free so enjoy some great food at a great price. Club Manager, Kylie Cherry loves seeing locals come down and enjoy themselves – however she would love it if people rang to book before they came. If they know what numbers to expect, they can make sure the staffing and food is right on the night. For bookings phone 5493 0055.

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What's in the Spotlight Maroochydore City Centre Have your say on the planning framework that will guide the development of the Horton Park Golf Club site and land on Dalton Drive at Maroochydore. It’s part of the planning for the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area that will become the regional business, community services and employment focus for the Sunshine Coast. To comment, visit council’s website by 17 March.

Beerwah Technology Expo 15 March No matter how you use technology, there is something for everyone to explore at the Beerwah Technology Expo from 9am to 2pm, Saturday 15 March. Come along and interact with new and emerging technology and become eSavvy. For more details call 1300 LIBRARY or visit council’s website.

Enter the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Australian artists and residents working within two dimensional mediums are invited to enter the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014. The Prize exhibition, 27 August – 26 October at Caloundra Regional Gallery, will showcase 40 nalists. Entries close 7 April. For details and to apply online visit the gallery website

Celebrate Harmony Day Celebrate Australia’s diversity at Nambour Library on Friday 28 March from 10am to 2pm. Harmony Day 2014 activities include Tai Chi and cooking demonstrations, workshops, face painting, the Telling Lives photographic exhibition by Teena Saulo, and more. Find out more from council’s library website.

Ride2School on Wednesday 19 March Wednesday 19 March is Ride2School Day so if you or your children are within riding distance of school register online to be in the draw for great Ride2School prizes. And if driving is the only option, you can still be TravelSmart by parking a short distance from school and riding the rest. To register visit council's website.

New Environment Levy purchases Council has purchased two environmentally signicant properties in Cambroon and Ilkley adding 87 hectares to the region’s conservation network. The two new reserves, costing $1.2 million, were purchased with Environment Levy funds. Find out more about the new purchases from council’s website.

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MARCH 5 2014

RE: Ewen Maddock Dam – facts or fiction?

We’ve read letters of late relating to Ewen Maddock Dam. Over a year ago, Landsborough Area Community Association Inc. had a meeting with Unity Water. At this meeting we were told that the water in the dam was being used to supply Caloundra and that access to the wall area of the dam would be renewed when work on the wall was finished. We were also told an inspection tour of the plant for LACA Inc. members would be arranged. Since that time we have been unable to obtain any communication with Unity Water re this. E-mails and letters go unanswered. The person who was to arrange the tour for us is no longer with Unity Water. Last year we were surprised to see an article in GCNews stating that the dam water was supplying the Caloundra area as the dam water level was not decreasing (except when work was done on the dam wall). The source given in this article was the water supply authority. We questioned that article due to the fact that the level was not decreasing but received no response. As far as walking tracks are concerned – we believe that there should be some separation from mountain bikes (there is an Australian standard for mixed use of pathways- a lot of these tracks would not comply). RE: ‘Concerned Resident’ GCNews, in December – we believe that the installation of the high security gates and fences on the road and the wall of the dam make an ‘untruth’ of SEQ waters’ statement that this area would be closed only for a maintenance period. When SEQ Water announced the closure due to maintenance they did not tell us that access to the picnic area and the boat launching area would be lost permanently. The SEQ Water web site states that there will be no access to that end of the dam and that improved access for boats at the swimming area should make us all happy. In fact, the boat access is still inadequate. While on the subject of inadequacy, how about a spring-loaded or timed tap for washing sand off feet etc? This would prevent people putting their feet in the wash basin, which happens frequently. As SEQ Water figures show – between December 19 last year and February 22 this year the dam level dropped 3.4%. How much chemical truck traffic did this generate? Re: K. Johnson, GCNews February 19 - LACA Inc. disagrees that this dam is private property. No government or government utility owns private property. They remain the property of the people. This dam is a good example. Most of the catchment area for the dam was purchased over time by Caloundra City Council (and your environmental levy) LACA Inc. does not see it as a privilege to use what we already own. Governments and councils are the custodians of the people’s assets. A. Husband Secretary, LACA Inc.

Simpson Street

I would like to know what people think about our new look Simpson Street? I think heading north up Simpson street is downright dangerous; there is not enough room between the centre line and car doors when they are open. If somebody opens a car door at the wrong time there will be an accident. It was better the way it was. Les Hatchman Beerwah

Get a grip

Two weeks ago I witnessed some of the most disgraceful conduct that I’ve seen in a long time. An older ‘gentleman’ was taking a large load of green waste to the Beerwah refuse centre and was belligerently and aggressively abusing the staff who work at the boom gate. Their crime? They had the audacity of charging him the standard fees that the Sunshine Coast Council has set as the green waste charges. From his language (which was particularly colourful), tone and demeanour, I can only assume that he is someone of great social standing in the community, for he seemed to be telling all and sundry that he knows things and important people – as if it was some sort of threat. If this so-called gentleman was as clever as he seems to consider himself to be, he would know that the staff who work there are part of the wonderful not-for-profit organisation called Beerwah Community Recycling Inc, who have the contract to run the facility on behalf of council. They have to charge what the council tell them to charge. Abusing the staff is such a cowardly thing to do – they are only doing the job they are contracted to do. From my experience, the staff are a great bunch of people, who are so helpful and courteous that people like our esteemed older ‘gentleman’ abuser, should take lessons from them about how to be a first-rate citizen, rather than a low-class bully. If he – or any anyone else of the same ilk – has issues with the amount he expects to pay, then they should be taking it up with Sunshine Coast Council and not pathetically mouthing off to the blameless staff at the facility. So, I would like to thank Trish and the team at the Beerwah tip for their diligence and their professionalism, and to assure them that the moronic are amongst the minority in our community. B Green, Glenview

Support for club

On a recent Sunday my friends and I decided to try out the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club tapas lunch which was advertised in the GCNews that week. Having never tried tapas before, I would like to say that it was a delicious and beautifully presented plate of food. The background music was a pleasure to listen to and I thoroughly recommend all locals and friends to go along and experience the pleasant atmosphere. We will definitely be looking forward to the next one. My grandsons play soccer at this club and know of many others that use the facilities - I hope that the local community will get in and support the club as much as possible. Marie Butts Beerwah

How stupid can you get?

To the two heroes on trail bikes who deliberately spooked the two horses in Coonowrin Road on Sunday. Just to let you know that your actions put a little girl in hospital and seriously injured her mother. You must be really proud of yourselves. Name Supplied Glass House Mountains

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Health Check Heel pain

Are your heels causing you discomfort when you first get up in the morning? What about after you have been standing or walking for a while? Many people suffer with heel pain and the sooner you start treating it, the sooner you can start walking again! The Podiatrists at Stepping Out Podiatry commonly see this condition all year round, however over the summer months when sandals and thongs are being worn all day, injury of the foot muscles can occur. Flattening of the arches, daily activities where you are standing on your feet for too long, poor foot alignment, recent injuries or a sudden increase in exercise can also develop this condition. A simple change in footwear may solve some inflammatory problems, along with stretching out the foot muscles and strengthening the weak surrounding muscles. On assessment of your foot posture and the alignment of your knee and pelvis, arch supports (orthotics) may also be needed to get you back walking again and prevent any further damage. So, don’t delay, call today and ‘keep your feet moving’. The friendly team at Stepping Out Podiatry can be contacted by phoning 1300 881 082 for appointments at Landsborough, Beerwah and Maleny.

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Elena has a long standing interest in investing, property and finance. She is committed to making her clients money work better for them. After 15 years in the Defence Force, Elena’s interest initially grew from owning her own investment property in the mid 1990’s. She then moved into retail sales and then five years working for a major telecommunications operator. These roles fuelled her passion for helping people and enabling them to make better choices financially. An opportunity came up to follow her true interest in finance and learn from a broker in Hervey Bay. Three years ago, Elena moved to the Sunshine Coast to join Aussie. As a mobile mortgage broker, Elena offers a service that comes to people’s homes and operates outside standard business hours. This offers a more personalised service and through her own experiences, Elena believes she can bring a local level of understanding to her clients situations and work with them to ensure they find a home loan suited to their individual needs. Elena is about to launch a local competition to run over the next two months starting mid March. New clients who book an appointment directly with Elena go into the draw to win a $400.00 voucher at Spicers Tamarind in Maleny.

Business owner/admin/accounts Elite Mechanical and Spare Parts P: 5494 0755 E: 4/1 Roys Road, Beerwah

Katie Jenner

When asked about how she came to be running her current business, Katie replied that she “married a mechanic!” Owning a business has always been a long term goal and so when the opportunity to get fully involved in husband Michael’s trade came up; they jumped at the chance and in July 2013 took over ownership of the shop. Previously Katie was an account manager, and also a chef, so she brings people skills, account and administration experience, while husband Michael brings 10 years of mechanical expertise. The business is female friendly – they can translate mechanic talk into plain English! Providing a truly local one stop shop for parts, they can take care of anything mechanically. Spare parts for cars and agricultural equipment can also be sourced. Katie looks forward to being able to live on acreage in Glass House Mountains, and to become more part of the local community. Katie feels that this area provides the perfect balance between country, beach and city living. She encourages all readers to call in or phone with any queries. Happy to offer a pick-up and drop-off service, they will always try to be flexible and go that extra mile for their customers.

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Starting her career in jewellery as a casual sales assistant, Cloe quickly fell in love with every aspect of the industry from customer service to back office work and manufacturing. With five years’ experience, she has sought to learn as much as possible about the industry and this has led her to becoming a manager in one of the Sunshine Coast’s best manufacturing jewellery stores. Specialising in being a one stop jewellery shop, which design and manufacture your special piece, other services include valuation, insurance work and a follow up program providing regular inspection and polishing of any jewellery made by Flair at no cost to customers. With a jeweller always in-store to help with design, Flair Jewellery aim to ensure that what you have in mind is what you take home as customer satisfaction is vital. Unique in the aspect that the shop is never ‘on sale’, as great quality jewellery is offered at the best possible prices every day of the year. Cloe is proud to be part of the local community and she is keen to provide a positive experience for all of her customers as she believes ‘word of mouth’ is the best endorsement possible. 20 |

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Real Estate Sales Consultant First National Real Estate P: 5494 6444 M: 0459 995 979 68 Simpson Street, Beerwah

Ursula Stark


Ursula has worked both locally and internationally. With a professional background that spans 25 years, her experience includes chartered accounting and operating her own practice in Europe which offered a range of related services such as bookkeeping, financial, corporate and private taxation and real estate advice. Meeting new people every day is what Ursula enjoys, and she is keen to help her sellers achieve the best possible price for their home in the shortest possible time. She also loves to help buyers achieve their dreams and her main aim is to achieve a Win / Win situation for all parties. Ursula is actively involved with local issues concerning businesses in the Glasshouse Country area. She is Treasurer of the Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Glasshouse Rotary Club. She also contributes to the Queensland Plan which ensures that our region remains a great place to live and work. Real estate gives Ursula the opportunity to interact with everybody, and says being a woman has great benefits as most homes are directly or indirectly purchased by women (sorry fellas!) The reality is, the guys want a shed and the women want a nice kitchen and bathroom! It’s that simple!

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Manager Flair Jewellery Beerwah


Felicity Grigor

Felicity has been fortunate to have grown up in a family who operates small businesses and who have shared their knowledge and wisdom with her. She aims to continue to grow with knowledge and experience so that ‘Birdy’ and ‘Publicity by Felicity’ will continue to prosper into the future. She has always had an interest in the fashion industry. Working part time at Birdy whilst studying at University, it wasn’t until completing the degree and relocating the business last year that she fully emerged into the industry. Although young, she brings enthusiasm and modern ideas to the boutique. Birdy boutique fosters the notion that fashion and style communicate personality, lifestyle and grace. Offering personalised service and unique outfits that suit every style and body shape, from size 8 to 22, “we encourage the women of the Hinterland to visit Birdy, because as they say you’re never truly dressed without a smile.” Felicity is also an active community member and fund raiser, having volunteered for the last four years with the Maleny Show Society Committee as Sponsorship and Promotions Officer, she is also President of the Maleny Next Gen committee that aims to encourage youth of the region to become involved within the agricultural show.

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Kaz has been involved in the health industry for many years. Previously working at a local natural food store for nearly a decade, her journey in setting up her own business was inspired after spending time with Gyuto monks in Darwin eight years ago. One of the teachings that resonated deeply with her was when she was told that the world had enough politicians and that more poets and healers were needed. Embracing this path, Kaz (who holds a Bachelor of Health Science) specialises in Japanese acupuncture and practices Kiiko - a gentle technique using fine delicate needles that work on meridian therapy. Soulqi can be interpreted as having soul in everything and all of the treatments offered are provided with loving guidance and compassion and with the intention of healing. A big part of what Kaz and the team offer is education about health and healthy practices. They strive to offer a one stop shop for health and wellbeing. For example, for the month of March Soulqi will feature a stop smoking initiative, where clients can have $25.00 treatments (min two). Another unique aspect of the business is that it is accessible for everyone in the community with after-hours appointments readily available.

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Pauline has a long and diverse history in the real estate industry bringing over 26 years of experience to the business. Starting her career in reception, she then moved into property management and then onto being a Licensee. Further successful roles in sales and administration eventuated and Pauline then took advantage of the opportunity to purchase the agency in 2004. Handling predominantly residential sales and rentals, the agency also deals with commercial and rural real estate. Monarch Realty is a locally owned and operated company. Pauline has accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge, including an understanding of our beautiful and rapidly growing local area. As well as being Principal of a busy real estate agency, and a grandmother in a large family, Pauline devotes any spare time to involvement in her local church. Wherever possible she is always happy to support local charities. Celebrating the 10th anniversary as Monarch Realty, the group of dedicated and experienced staff love this exciting industry and say it only seems a short time ago since this adventure began. They continue to strive to offer a high level of service in our area and beyond and to make their clients’ real estate transactions as smooth and trouble free as possible.

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Teresa Harrison loves the fact that her role as a Smartline Adviser allows her to help local families achieve their financial goals and make their dreams a reality. “As a mortgage broker, my entire focus is on helping my clients – I’m in their corner helping them sort through the maze of home loan options and choosing products and structures that work best for them, not the bank,” she said. “Having selected the best loan from our panel of more than 25 lenders, I take all the hard work and stress out of the loan application process, doing all the necessary paperwork and dealing with the bank to ensure my clients get the best outcome. “My clients are often amazed to know that I’m able to do all this for them, at no charge to them and often securing a loan at a much better rate than they could themselves.” Teresa is a long-term local resident who has an intimate knowledge of the local property market, coupled with more than 25 years of banking and mortgage broking experience. “I’ve built my business on lasting relationships with the many clients I have in the region, many of whom are clients for life.”

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Local Music Scene Music Today

with Dr Micheal Whiticker

Micheal lives at Glass House Mountains and is a professional musician, composer and recording studio owner

A career musician, today

People sometimes ask me how much things have changed for musicians over the last 30 or 40 years, and the inquiry is often directed at career aspirations. Is music a realistic career today? Certainly in the 1970s every musician worked regularly and was paid well for it. It led to a lot of people following a career in music and suffering the consequences with less and less work and poor pay as time has gone on. In the popular and country music business it is often about luck, looks and good contacts - two people with the same amount of talent and personal skills can have two totally different careers. In the jazz field the best players are in demand and find work, but there are a lot of outstanding jazz players out there! The career path of a classical musician can lead to reasonably well paid position in an orchestra, but only for the best players. Teaching is a further option for well trained musicians and many wisely follow that more secure path. My advice to someone aspiring to a career in music is to be prepared for a tough road - one full of extraordinary highs, as making good music is one of the most incredible experiences known, but it is one that can also be full of disappointments. If someone is not sure then I always say, do something more reliable for a career, and play music nights and weekends. Let me take as an example of what it probably takes for a career in music today, an outstanding young musician who has been performing on the Coast recently – George Jackson. George started very young as a brass instrument, guitar and bass player but soon discovered the violin and dedicated himself to it. He began with a good teacher and studied classical music and went through ‘all’ his grades. As a teenager he came across Irish fiddle music and it knocked him off his feet. He attended lots of music camps and workshops and came across bluegrass and ‘old time’ music and began to take an interest in it. By the time he left school he was an award winning violin and banjo player and decided to study jazz at the degree level, both because he enjoyed it but also because it would give him good training as an improvising musician. Now at the age of 24 he is in demand as a musician, playing with the best players on the scene, and travelling internationally with his music. It is certainly looking like he made a wise series of choices, and is having a great career! May your month also lead to good choices and great music. Micheal

Micheal teaches music students from his home studio and runs the Glasshouse Muso’s Club. If you would like to find out more contact him on M: 0419 026 895 or E:

Live & Local in February

What’s on at the … Beerwah Hotel, Beerwah RSL, Glasshouse Coffee and Tea Merchants, Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club Friday, March 7

Beerwah RSL, from 6.30pm

Nite Shift Duo

Friday, March 7

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm

Noizy Neighbours Launch party w/ Mashd n Kutcher!!

Saturday, March 8

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm

Beerwah’s Got Country - Forever Road

Sunday, March 9

Glasshouse Coffee and Tea Merchants, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Glasshouse Muso’s Club

Thursday, March 13

Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Glasshouse Muso’s Club Matt Glass (from 9.00pm)

Friday, March 14

Beerwah RSL, from 6.30pm

Kim Kellie Band

Friday, March 14

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm

DJ Traffic Light Party

Saturday, March 15

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm

Roses for the Damned

Friday, March 21

Beerwah RSL, from 6.30pm

Jen Mize

Friday, March 21

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm

DJ Jam Jar Party

Saturday, March 22

Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club 7.00pm

The Vegas Legends Show

Saturday, March 22

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm


Sunday, March 23

Glasshouse Coffee and Tea Merchants, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Glasshouse Muso’s Club

Friday, March 28

Beerwah RSL, from 6.30pm

Paul McKenna

Friday, March 28

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm

DJ Pink Party

Saturday, March 29

Beerwah Hotel from 8.00pm

Phoenix Avenue - (Triple J's unearthed)

Sunday, March 30

Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club Tapas on the Deck from 12.00noon

Live entertainment

Glasshouse Country – nirvana for runners

Run Queensland, a local sporting event organising company, have been going from strength to strength since commencing their venture last year, and two Sundays ago they had one of their most successful events yet. In the wee small hours of the morning on Sunday, February 22, over 200 runners participated in the ‘Mt Beerwah Daybreak Run’ along the tracks and trails surrounding Mt Beerwah, running in either the 10km, 20km, 30km or – for the die-hards – the 50km event. Run Queensland’s Brett Standring said that amongst the runners were some national and internationally recognised athletes. “This event is one which is now highly regarded amongst the running community. Some are saying that the 10km circuit is the hardest of its type in Australia,” said Brett. “One particularly challenging section is called The Dungeon, which is a section of the course that takes in a close up view of the north side of Mt Beerwah. “The most arduous part of the course, it’s a test for all participants. It’s become a signature of both the Daybreak Run and Beerwah at Night run – some take it head on, some are more cautious, some fair well and some suffer, but everyone remembers it – and those lucky dogs in the 50km get to go through twice,” laughed Brett. Their next organised run is the Wild Horse Criterium around Wild Horse Mountain. There will be 11km, 22km, 33km, 55km and 50 mile runs. This year along with individual entries, there will be team, group and family entries as well. If you’d like to know more about Run Queensland and the upcoming Wild Horse Criterium event, go to their website (image courtesy of Run Queensland)

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Happenings Things 2 Do

Out and About Hungry koalas will thank Unity College students

Twenty Unity College Year 10 students made short work of 300 plus eucalypt seedlings last Friday, when they joined forces with Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN) to start the koala food tree plantation project at Glass House Mountains. Unity College Vocational Education Coordinator Gilliam Meyers explained that the students are completing a Certificate I in Active Volunteering. “So not only will today expand their educational awareness on environmental matters, it will contribute towards attaining their Certificate as well,” Gilliam said.

Get on your mountain bike

The mountain bike orienteering season is about to get underway with the first competition event being held in the Beerburrum State Forest on Sunday, March 16. This event is open to all levels of riders. A new recreational course is on offer to entice families and newcomers along for a ride in the forest. It is easier, shorter and more economical. Five other courses give all levels of riders the type of competition that they desire. Courses range in length from 6km to 36km and are off road on forest trails and dirt tracks. You will need your own mountain bike and helmet. For more information or to pre enter this event please go to contact Stuart Gordon on 0439 979 261.

Technology Today: The facts and great gadgets

GMAN's Gwen Malcolm (green cardigan) instructs the group on how to best plant a tree

Project Manager Peter Kluver explains the importance of mulch to Connor Brewer and Ryan Gallagher

GMAN's Bob Malcolm helps Kaela Steven, Emily Baxter and Rebecca Beale plant their tree

Join industry experts from LESC for an informative session all about modern technology at the Beerwah Library on Wednesday, March 12 from 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Understand how to avoid internet fraudsters. Find out how you can protect your computer and private information. Find out which gadgets are best for travelling and how to get connected both at home and overseas. The workshop is free, however bookings are essential, phone 1300 542 727.

Organic harmony – Culture feast

Sunday, March 9 will be a day of celebration in Eudlo where African music, dances, songs will be shared and a feast will be available in a family friendly atmosphere. Funds raised from this event go to filling up a shipping container with necessities in building a first ever-cultural school focusing in permaculture, art, traditional village values and sustainability. Join Sam Okoth in creating change by active and positive involvement. Sam was born in such a traditional village in Kenya and has travelled to many countries experiencing and sharing different ways of life! The show is from 3.00pm – 5.00pm and tickets are adults $20.00, under 16s $10.00, family (two adults plus kids), $50.00, free entry for under 10s. There is also a feast package - adults $30.00, under 16s $20.00, family, $80.00 and under 10s $6.00. Email Sam at To find out more about Sam check out Groove samoka on Facebook.


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The Maleny Film Society will screen ‘Remembrance’ in the Maleny Community Centre Maple Street on Saturday, March 8 from 7.15pm. Directed by Anna Justice, a German filmmaker, Remembrance is an epic romance that blossomed within a German concentration camp in Poland. Spanning three decades and based on actual events, Polish partisan Tomasz Limanowski and German Jewish woman (Alice Dwyer) from Berlin forge an unshakeable bond in the dark shadow of the Holocaust only to be separated and left believing that each other has died. Three decades later, and framed in flashbacks, Hannah finds herself consumed by thoughts of Auschwitz and by chance finds out that her Polish lover believed dead is alive.

Mal Brough

Federal member for Fisher P: 5444 4888.

Andrew Powell State member for Glass House P: 5435 2013

$2,750 for Mooloolah River Waterwatch & Landcare

Safety boost for Steve Irwin Way and Bruce Highway intersection

Mooloolah River Waterwatch & Landcare will receive $2,750 to keep the Mooloolah Catchment clean and healthy. The funding will be provided under the Government’s Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations. Jan Kesby and her group do invaluable work to protect our waterways, for future generations to enjoy. We all benefit from the hard work and dedication of Jan and her volunteers and the Government is committed to supporting their work through the GVESHO program. This grant will enable staff and volunteers to focus on their invaluable onground works. To join phone Jan on 0407 641 327 or email

It is great to see that Sunshine Coast residents will benefit from safety improvements on the intersection of Steve Irwin Way and the Bruce Highway northbound exit lane at Beerburrum. This $3 million project is set to commence in the coming weeks and will see an improvement of safety for motorists exiting the Bruce Highway northbound onto the Steve Irwin Way. I know that many Glass House residents use this route every day so it will be a real benefit to invest in these important safety works. The works will realign the current Y-shaped intersection, create a merge lane and enhance sight distance for merging vehicles. The project is due to be completed by mid-year with works to be carried out during the day between 6.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. For up-to-date information on traffic disruptions, please visit or call 13 19 40.

Full Bench vindication When I ran for Fisher one of my aims was to restore the electorate’s faith in their Federal member. With that in mind I was relieved that the Full Bench of the Federal Court, in upholding James Ashby’s appeal, last week vindicated my involvement in the matter, which has been the subject of some controversy. In its decision the full bench found the following … ‘We are also of the opinion that there was no basis for the primary judge to conclude that Brough was part of any combination with anyone in respect to the commencement of these proceedings with the predominant purpose of damaging Slipper in the way alleged or at all. Ashby was persuaded to contact Brough by Bradford. Despite Brough’s hesitation at seeing Ashby he did so and referred him to Russell QC. There is absolutely nothing untoward about those matters.’

In Parliament This week in parliament I made speeches about education funding and youth unemployment on the Sunshine Coast. I also drew attention to the aims of Nathan Tessman, a young man with Axonal Neuropathy and posed a Question to Environment Minister Greg Hunt about the damaging Carbon Tax.

Facebook Feedback? Go to my Facebook page to post feedback and to receive electorate news and updates. I post frequently and I appreciate your comments.

Mark McArdle

Hinterland Bus figures not encouraging I want to again remind the community to use the Hinterland Connect Bus service as the recently released figures are again showing a downward trend in use. Unfortunately these figures are not encouraging and as the community evaluation period ends on April 30, I would encourage the community to start considering alternatives to this service such as a community bus. There is however still a number of months before the end of the evaluation period and the community have the chance to turn these figures around. Remember, it’s use it or lose it!

Apply now for Seniors Week grants Glass House community groups have until Friday, March 28 to apply for a share in $100,000 to host Senior Week activities to celebrate Queensland’s older people. This is a great opportunity for groups to celebrate the valuable contributions older people make to our Glass House community and I encourage local groups to consider applying for their own event. The Seniors Week event grants are administered by the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, which receives Newman Government funding to plan and run Seniors Week activities. To apply for a Seniors Week subsidy visit au or contact my office for further information. Applications close on Friday, March 28.

State member for Caloundra P: 5491 2780

Kilcoy-Beerwah Road footpath Update I’m pleased to let you know that the missing footpath located along Kilcoy-Beerwah Road, between Nichols Ave and Blackbutt Street, Beerwah will be constructed. A few months ago I was contacted by constituents, particularly mothers with prams and older people, concerned about the safety of trying to cross this busy intersection. It was also a bit confusing as a great footpath ran all the way along Nichols Avenue, but stopped once it reached Kilcoy-Beerwah Road. As the construction of footpaths falls under Sunshine Coast Council I contacted them to see if they could investigate the issue. This month council informed me that: ‘Council is proposing to undertake extensive works to upgrade the pathways network in the vicinity of schools under its 2014/15 Capital Roadworks Program. This section of pathway will be constructed as part of these works.’ This is great news for the Beerwah community and I would like to thank council for their co-operation and efforts. I look forward to seeing the pathway constructed in the future.

Landsborough Museum Have you ever thought about discovering the history of our beautiful historic towns? How about volunteering your time to help a good cause? Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Landsborough Museum as they hosted a morning tea to thank past and present volunteers and members for their support and officially launch their latest exhibition ‘Thanks for the Memories’. What a fantastic job they have all done over the years in collecting historic records, documents, stories, artefacts and photographs of the area. If you haven’t had a chance to stop into the Museum now’s the chance. They’re open Wednesday-Friday and Sunday, 9.00am 3.00pm. Visit

Tours to Parliament House Did you know it took 25 years to build Parliament House in Brisbane in the 1800s? If you’re a keen history buff and would like to find out more about this historic institution why not arrange a trip down there one day? I have been contacted by some local community groups keen to find out information about group tours and high teas. Public tours are conducted Monday-Friday except public holidays. For more information visit www.


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The Mattress Gallery, on Beerburrum Road, Caboolture (look for the pink building), is more than just a bargain priced mattress clearance outlet. They have been looking after locals for over three years now and have the knowledge and experience to help you with any bedroom fit-out.

"The Mattress Gallery specialise in electric adjustable beds including the new rotation bed," store manager, Allison said. “We also have a fantastic range of great value furniture package deals which need to be seen to be believed. “Call in and see our great range – or check out the website”

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Experience the difference! Welcome to First National Real Estate Beerwah Property Management fortnightly update. Each fortnight we will be providing information regarding how to invest in property, community activities and legislation changes; however we would like to start by introducing ourselves to you: Jody Chatillon and Nicole Purvis have been working within the residential property management sector for 15 + years each with Rachael Aarts recently joining our team, bringing her residential and commercial knowledge. Over the years we have seen many changes to the industry, some good and some bad. We believe in being proactive not reactive and providing a service which is second to none. Selecting a property manager to manage your most

valuable asset is not an easy decision, however we believe when selecting a property manager you should be looking for someone who is professional, keeps up to date with current legislation and the legislation changes to minimise your risk, has your current and future financial goals in focus and most importantly, someone whom can communicate with you. At First National Real Estate Beerwah we attend monthly training, are apart of Stacey Holt Real Estate Excellence and work with a portfolio style management, to ensure that you receive the most optimum return from your investment. To enquire about our services or should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our

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office on 5494 6444 or 0439 607 042 or via email Once again welcome to our fortnightly update!


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Get up&Grow with Jade King

Jade is a local wife and mum, soil scientist and teacher who is passionate about vegetable gardening

Self sufficiency a step closer! We have taken another exciting step towards our self-sufficiency dream this last month, with the arrival of our precious Wessex Saddleback pigs! It has been a dream to have free range Wessex Saddlebacks since we first settled on our property and we are just bursting with excitement and anticipation of the year ahead. The preparation and setup for our free range Wessex Saddlebacks involved a lot of research, planning and labour, however judging by the pigs’ obvious enjoyment, it has all paid off. Our paddock consists of a very secure hinge-joint and electric fence, sown forage crop, portable shelter and ample water for both wallows and drinking. Apart from planning to breed the pigs to have a regular supply of the tastiest pork for the freezer, we anticipate using them as part of our paddock rotations to help clean up after harvesting our crops. It will make for some very interesting pork flavours, and I’m most keen to see how they go after our ginger is harvested…mmmm, ginger pork! We were lucky enough to get some very well handled, kid friendly sows and a boar, and they are almost equivalent to pets already! It is anticipated that they will easily be moved to areas requiring clean up using just electric fencing perimeters. Judging by their eagerness to trot straight to us on call, it should be a simple matter to rotate them about to the various areas requiring their cultivating services! So it is all coming together on the farm with veggies, fruit, chooks, cattle and pigs! What will be next is always the question? Looking forward to getting stuck into planting out the winter veggies now and I’ll be sure to be back onto garden talk next month! Until next time, Get Up and Grow!

Proudly sponsored by Coochin Creek Co-op for all your gardening needs 39 Simpson St, Beerwah Ph: 5494 6219 Jade likes her family to be able to live as self sufficiently as possible from her garden and she loves to share her knowledge with others.

Phone: 5439 0999

The magic of plants

Sometimes plants can seem like they are magical and do things that make you go ‘wow’. Tige Eddie from Peachester had such an experience recently, when he dug out a large Agave. These can be a challenge to deal with, due to their sharp spikes at the end of the leaves, as they have a waxy layer covering them containing a chemical which causes painful inflammation, and can affect nearby joints. The plant Tige attacked had a small flower spike just starting to grow from the centre. These types of plants only flower once, and then they die. After a week, Tige noticed that the flower stem had grown about another metre in length – and made a perfect 90 degree turn from the horizontal to the vertical. The flower stalk was now growing directly upwards. And not with a gently curving bend – it was sharp angled turn, which gave Tige a real surprise. He turned the plant over and – hey presto – another 90 degree bend soon developed as the flower stalk kept growing. Tige’s example shows us a magical property of plants. Plants can ‘move’ and change the direction of their growth. We all know that stems grow up and roots grow down – but why is this? The first root after a seed germinates grows directly down in response to gravity. Yes – they can ‘sense’ gravity. Gravity pulls starches downwards in their root cells, making them release hormone chemicals which result in the new root growing directly down – rather than sideways. As the roots develop, they then respond to water as well as gravity. Seed shoots are similar – but they grow away from gravity and so shoot upwards through the soil, rather than downwards. Once they are growing out of the soil, they respond to both light and gravity to make sure they are always growing upwards towards the best source of sunlight. Sunlight falling on a plant triggers the production of a growth hormone (called auxin). These hormones control cell growth. In this case, as more sunlight is falling on one side of the stem, more of the growth hormone is produced on the opposite side of the stem, which makes those cells grow longer. This has the effect of bending the stem towards the light source. Auxin is a very powerful natural plant hormone and is responsible for many of the growth aspects of plants. Interestingly, its discovery formed the basis for the development of synthetic plant hormones herbicides. So in one form they work to make the plant grow; and in another they work to control weeds. As the plant grows, the cells become stiffer and less ‘bendy’ and more woody. This explains why Tige’s flower stalk now has a permanent ‘Z’ bend in it. Tige and his ‘magical’ Agave

Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network

Plant of the month

Fax: 5439 0077

1/28 Simpson St, Beerwah Q. 4519

Soils - Mulches - Gravels Sands - Potting mix 20 Tytherleigh Ave, Landsborough Ph: 5494 1153 Delivery all areas ~ Courtesy trailer available

Barbed Wire Grass

cymbopogon refractus

Barbed Wire grass is a common grass of the Sunshine Coast area and is so called because of the attractive seed heads which resemble barb wire. While similar to Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra) barbed wire grass is blue / green in colour as opposed to the brighter green of the latter. Both are attractive clumping perennial grasses which are becoming popular as garden plants, as well as for revegetation purposes. Barbed wire grass usually reaches a height of 60cms, but in flower can be as tall as one and half metres. It is said to have a slightly lemon scent but the most attractive feature is the alternating pink-burgundy / green colour found on the flower stems. This grass is an important food source for parrots, especially the Pale Headed Rosella, and should have a place in every home garden.

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Noticeboard Arthritis Queensland

People who have arthritis need support at various times in their lives. Do you continuously feel frustrated and depressed because you are putting on weight? Come and join us for a chat and cuppa, listen to guest speaker, Leanne Levin, a dietitian and naturopath. Her topic is ‘Learn how to eat healthy for life, instead of dieting for life.’ The Sunshine Coast Support Group meet on Thursday, March 6 from 12.45pm to 2.00pm at the Maroochydore RSL Sub-Branch, RSL House, 106 Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore, cost $3.00. Contact – Mary 5441 2259, 0403 339 057 or Jeanette 5443 7446.

Women Meeting for Breakfast

The breakfast will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at the Headland Bowls Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Arrive at 6.45am for a 7.00am buffet breakfast consisting of an array of hot foods, fresh fruit salad, juices, tea and coffee. Cost is $20.00 per person payable in cash on the day. This month we are celebrating International Women’s Day. New members are always welcome; we look forward to meeting you and enjoying your company. Bookings are essential to by Sunday, March 9.

World Day of Prayer

This year a service will be held in the Uniting Church, Queen Street Caloundra on Friday, March 7 at 9.30am. World Day of Prayer is an annual event, prepared by women of different nations. This year the theme is ‘Streams in the Desert’ and has been prepared by the ladies from Egypt. The day will begin with morning tea at 9.30am to be followed by the service in the church at


10.00am. Local churches participating include Catholic, Baptist, Anglican, Lutheran, Salvation Army and Uniting. Everyone is welcome - please come along and join us for this very special time.

Looking for a venue

Are you looking for a space where you can meet, or hold a group meeting? The Neighbourhood Centre can help. The hall is available for hire for $20.00 for a three hour session and it is well equipped with chairs, tables, video facilities, fans, heaters, a whiteboard, kitchen facilities and two toilets. We are situated in Ryan Street Glass House Mountains (opposite Australia Post). For further information contact the Centre phone 5438 7000, fax 5438 7100 or e-mail admin@

Australian Navy Cadets - Maleny

We are a voluntary youth organisation, open to young people between 12 ½ and 19 years of age. TS Centaur provides the opportunity for the youth of Maleny and surrounds to have fun whilst acquiring skills in leadership, self discipline and teamwork by taking part in sailing, power boating, bushwalking, rifle shooting, drum band, parade activities, organised camps and many other activities. TS Centaur is continually recruiting. We parade each Wednesday evening, except school holidays, at the Unit Headquarters, Maleny Showgrounds from 5.25pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome! For further information please contact Lieutenant Vann on 0408 258 015.

Mooloolah Community Op Shop

The Mooloolah Community Centre Op Shop is now selling furniture. Open six days a week MondaySaturday 9.00am until 1.00pm. Come down and visit us for a real op shop experience.

We have bargains galore and great new stock arriving weekly. Many of our items are priced at $2.00 and under. We also stock brilliant books, super shoes, great clothes, kid’s toys, cd’s, household items and interesting and unusual bric-a-brac. Donations are always welcome. 43 Bray Road, Mooloolah. Phone 5494 7822.


Tuesday evenings at the Beerwah Library from 7.00pm – 8.30pm. Introducing beginners to method and technique, supporting and encouraging practice. No charge. Phone Peter on 0429 918 424.

Cancer Council

Cancer Council Queensland has a wig loan service for people undergoing treatment for cancer. Contact Maroochydore office 5451 6000 or Helpline 131 120 for details and to make an appointment.

Diary Dates Wednesday, March 12

Menshed meets 8.30am – 12.30pm at the Recycle Market Shed, Beerwah Resource Recovery Centre, Roberts Road, Beerwah. For more information phone Bob on 0427 606 240.

Thursday, March 13

Toastmasters meets from 9.00am for 9.15am start at Church on the Rise, Peachester Road, Beerwah. Visitors welcome, phone 5496 9855.

Monday, March 24

The Beerwah-Peachester RSL Women's Auxiliary meeting at 1.00pm at the Drop-in centre in Free Street. (Please note the meeting has been postponed from the third Monday of the month for March.)

To ensure all community notices can be printed each month please keep your contributions to a maximum of 100 words.

Glasshouse Country Ministers Fellowship


Chris Johnson Glasshouse Country Baptist Church I wasn’t a minister for very long before I realised that everybody hurts. For many people that pain is deep and well hidden. For others it's out in the open, but everybody hurts. Life is cruelly unfair to many people; the good die young, evil people seem to prosper. And innocent people suffer needlessly. And frankly we want to know, rightly, where is God in all of this? One of the psalms, Psalm 73 is a record of one man’s struggle with this very conflicting idea. He starts off with the idea ‘Surely God is good to his people, to those who are the pure in heart.’ The songwriter believed this deeply - he taught it and sung about it - but as he looked around what he saw did not match his beliefs as he saw evil people doing bad things to good people, and good people having tough times. It didn’t sit well with him, and it he had gotten to the point where he was about to throw his faith in. He says that as he thought about these bad and evil people, he was becoming bitter, twisted, and angry at God.

WEDNESDAYS *Mooloolah (Paget Road) 9.00am

Until he looked at God and then he realised that pain and suffering and problems are just for a short while. One day God is going to right wrongs and restore things to the way they should be. It hasn’t happened yet, but he knows that it will happen one day and in God’s good time. The New Testament reminds us that one day God will recreate a world where there is no more pain and suffering. But it’s not yet - our response is to trust God and be patient. Some people say that since there is pain in this world there can be no God - the trouble is if you remove God all you are left with is pain and no hope. With God, you can say God will deal with it. Jesus also suffered. He also put his trust in God, and God ultimately honoured Him, so that one day there will be no more pain in a place where Jesus reigns. God will honour your trust as well.


Glass House Mountains State School Main Hall - Sun 4.30pm

SUNDAY *Mary MacKillop Centre 9.00am Rev. Ken Goodger - 5491 1866

Local contact Rev Tony Halstead 0419 751 298


LUTHERAN CHURCH Reed Street, Glass House Mtns

Sunday Worship and Sunday School 9.00am

Contact 5439 9341 or 5496 9671

Glasshouse Country Uniting Church A Caring Christian Community

8:30am Sunday – Worship & Sunday School Wed. 9-11am – Playgroup Wed. 5-7pm – Kids Club & Young Teens Twin Peaks Drive, Beerwah Ph 5494 6187 1st & 3rd Sun 10:30am Worship at Peachester UC

Glasshouse Country Baptist Church 9am Sunday, 58 Roberts Rd Beerwah All welcome! Enquiries: 5494 6354

A Wesleyan Methodist Church

Midweek craft, kids and youth programs – see

Kids Church during service Phone: 0417 757 397


Saturday 6pm: Peachester Rd, Beerwah 5493 0967 Sunday 7am: Caloundra St, Landsborough 5494 8896 Sunday 5.30pm: Mooloolah Hall, Bray Rd 5494 7240 28



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BEERWAH: Sun 9 am

68 Peachester Rd Ps Rod Jobe 0402 345 477

MALENY: Sun 10 am

Childrens & Youth Programs

12 Bicentenary Lane

Ps Barry Leask 0428 300 406

MOOLOOLAH: Sun 10 am

Public Hall, Bray Rd

WWW.CHURCHONTHERISE.ORG.AU Ps Mark Whysall 0437 941 607

A to Z of Trades and Services A

Tellum Refrigeration & Airconditioning

Ph: 0410 448 250 - Landsborough

Michael Kossen ELECTRICAL

AU01246 / L002423

BSA # 615 068

Repairs, Installation & Maintenance to all Air conditioning systems, commercial & residential. Sales of energy efficient Daikin Airconditioners (ducted, wall hung & multi-head split systems) T0137


Pensioner Discounts

trucks cars earthmoving trailers

Appliance Repairs

ALL AREAS 0407 146 626


AIR CONDITIONING 0409 266 807 5494 1877





0439 247 266 BSA # 1132000 / L004114 / AU27232

A Antennas / TV

Service C urrum entr b r e e Be Ph: 5496 0300

Mobile: 0429 960 300


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A Automotive

Mechanical All Repairs & Servicing No Callout Fees

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

Phone 0411 877 616

Damien Oxley

Jeff & Ann Ross 

A Grade Mechanic



• A Grade Mechanic Lic. No. 6342

• Mufflers

• Warranty Servicing, RWC, clutches & brakes • Electronic code scanning

Servicing Glass House Mountains and Surrounds General Repairs and Maintenance • Automatic Transmission Specialist • Log Book Servicing • Over 15 years experience

0418 755 212

TNT MOBILE MECHANICAL Honest, Reliable Mechanical Repairs & Servicing

Need a new antenna? There's a Jim's Antenna owner in Glasshouse. Call for a free quote today.



Terry Vost

Turner Park Shopping Village 21 Peachester Road, BEERWAH


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

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Mobile Diesel Mechanic

Matt Dragon 0402 727 755

Top Quality Servicing & Repairs on all cars & 4WD

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


Servicing the Sunshine Coast & surrounding areas

Call Shannon for a free quote on all your detailing needs


Shed 8/47, Beerwah Pde Beerwah

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Bricklayers 5494 6658 - 0418 151 231


Full logbook servicing Roadworthy certificates Aircon repairs & servicing Brakes, clutches & all mechanical repairs 11 DYER STREET, LANDSBOROUGH



Service Workshop

Mob: 0432 215 628 Ph: 5494 1222 Fax: 5494 1224

Phone 0400 019 983


WE SELL • TV • Plasma • LCD • LED • VCR • DVD • PVR • Home Theatre AND INSTALL • Microwave Oven • Computer Monitor ANTENNAS

Call Mick on 0408 700 472


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H AL A W BEER CHANIC CES ME SERVI Where we specialise in customers not just cars

Phone 5438 7445 TO472

Garth & Julie Stone


Mobile Auto Detailing Replacement of Broken/Damaged Parts Accessories Fitting Headlight Rejuvenation All Services Mobile Window Tinting

0434 090 197



License No 71591

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Builders/ Carpenters


15+ years experience – Beerwah based

of prestige and quality homes, extension and renovations

Shane Montague:

0401 663 428 or 5476 8315


0437 625 269 (8.00am to 8.00pm)

5493 0552 or 0412 060 184

New Homes Extensions Renovations

Onsite repairs & servicing – custom-builds Internet & email – data recovery, etc.

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Quick Concrete

No Job Too Small

Darrell & Jocelyn Byrnes

Jobs up to $3,300 until QBSA licence arrives

Plain - Exposed - Stencil Finishers Shed Slabs, Driveways, Pathways Patios, Under House, House Slab Bobcat hire

Insurance Repairs Small Jobs Welcome BSA Lic # 1018329

PH: 5497 4097 Mob: 0419 797 448




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Dean Parry


All carpentry work M 0417 045 062 RenovationsExtensions T (07) 5494 7117 Decks – Home F (07) Maintenance 5494 7543 E Ph: Saun 0424 550 057 A 88 King Rd, Mooloolah QLD 4553

General Building BSA# 1158026

Barry Hargreaves – Builder 0420 718 788 QBSA 1229301


Darrin 0497 788 534

Darryl Johnson - 0415 954 195

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Family Owned and Operated

Call Brad & Kaylene Hale, your local carpet cleaning professionals


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D1 Demolition and A Class Asbestos Removal

Call Allan on 0488 666 421 Email:

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm

Carpets & Critters Carpet Cleaning & Pest Management

ABN 15 134 064 547 Lic No 2299081 | 1 Beerburrum Rd Beerburrum


Carpet Cleaning I Upholstery Cleaning Pest Management


ABN 85 973 607 053

Installations, Repairs, Servicing, Airconditioning Domestic • Commercial • Rural • Industrial BSA Lic. No. 71536 PO Box 578, Beerwah QLD 4519 Office: 5493 0054 Fax: 5493 0027

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Adam: 0414 482 037

ABN 83 143 913 259 BSA Lic No. 1253462

New Installations & Renovations Ph 5439 0108 Email: Fax 5439 0109 Web:


Ken Muller 0467 490 907 Matthew Muller 0409 936 083

KITCHENS Over 35 years professional experience Over 10 years in Beerwah using qualified tradespeople

• Kitchens • Vanities • Laundries •TV Units • Robes • Appliances • Organised sub trades QBSA 24630

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NFL Electrical Nathan 0417 040 291

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

Joinery & Shopfitters



Electrical Services Mob 0467 554 548

NOW AT Unit 1/1 Roys Rd Beerwah


• Fully licenced and insured • Commercial and Domestic • Queensland-wide company • No job too large or too small

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

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Renovations | Carports | Decks Landscaping | Bathroom/Kitchens House Inspections

QBSA: 737533

FREE QUOTE Do you have cupboards, pantry, laundry robes you can’t get ABN 60 627 360 193 to the back of? ACN 131 206 089 BSA Lic. Don’t know what’s in there? I have a cost effective sliding solution.

Phone Graham 0427 466 125

Jim 0407 163 283

QBSA No. 76420

M: 0458 637 469



New Builds Design Carpentry Renovations



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Lic. No. 70875



Computer Consultant and Technician

Kitchen & Bathroom Specialists

Gold Card No.: 24113

Prompt quoting Over 20yrs experience

John Walton BBus (InfSys)


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Barry Jones Computers We come to you! No call out fee! Computer sales, service, repairs, upgrades, virus removal, networking, custom builds & more

Call Barry Jones on 0481 322 006 or email

Glasshouse Country News For all your advertising needs please call Sarah on 5438 7445 or email:

Your Electrical and Lighting Retailer

G Garden Maintenance Same day response Free Quotes Fully insured * Mowing * Rubbish removals * Pruning * Garden cleanups * Ride on work * Gutters cleaned

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LOCAL ELECTRICIAN Jim McMahon Electrical Domestic/Commercial/Industrial





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Powerpoints & lighting Pools, spas & sheds

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Tina 0418 935 164

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Phone Michael 0447 341 241 Lawn Mowing • Hedging • Pruning • Gutters Cleaned • Garden Clean Up • Green Rubbish Removal Call for a Free quote

0457 334 836


Ph/Fax: 5494 1606 Mob: 0409 491 938



• Home • Shop • Office • 7 Days • Free quotes: Call for the Best Price • Windows • Doors • Maintenance

MONTY’S GLASS 0439 875 031 5493 0374 QBCC Lic: L 1117342

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24+ years experience Free in all types of home maintenance Quotes repairs, painting & minor renovations small acreage mowing

Ph. 5494 9400 or 0401 674 126

Engineering & Welding

Workshop facilities: 19 Tallawong Close, Beerwah


Mick 0418 935 162

Large or small. Experienced Local Operator

For all your on-site fabrication & welding needs.

4 Railway Street, Landsborough

Aussie Mowing and Lawn Care



5493 0493



AIRCONDITIONING All types of electrical work

LP Gas Suppliers


Weed Problems?

Free Quotes, Friendly service & advice JIM 0400 117 803 SCOTT 0401 740 592


Large Acreage Mowing Rubbish Removed

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


G Glass & Security

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

Lic # 74935

Ceiling Fans Switchboards Phone & Data Lighting Power Points Safety Switches New Houses & Renovations

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Electricians Cont.



From general lawn mowing & yard maintenance to total garden transformations

Also... High pressure cleaning Tree lopping Retaining walls

Kerrie & Terry 0427 948 997

G Garages / Sheds

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No Job Too Small

- any odd jobs -

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Call Mark 0428 328 103 Over 15 years experience Jobs Up To $3300

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H Hire

BSA Licence no 60108


your local licensed contractor


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

5496 9861 or 0439 303 306 Glasshouse Mtns

email: QBSA LIC1139536

Call 0409 341 261 Monday - Friday & Saturday by appointment

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Professional Carpentry & Building Maintenance


New Work Repaints Roofs Driveways Pressure Cleaning


• All Exterior & Interior Work • Improvements • Decks & Timber Screens • Solar Panel Cleaning

Free Quotes – Great Rates – Fully Insured Call Mark 0416 305 327 Work up to $3,300 Only


Supporting Environmentally Friendly Paint




Call Ian 0488 244 059 Work up to $3,300

Col’s Home & Garden Maintenance es Carpentry Servic Specialising in Bond Repairs including: Gyprock Repairs Painting Cleans Rubbish Removal Small Moves


0407 946 061

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• Pre- purchase Inspections • Annual Termite Inspections • Termite Management Systems • Termite Treatments • General Pest management Cockroaches • Ants • Spiders • Silverfish • Fleas • Bed Bugs

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Dan Flynn 0437687709

ABN 95 669 531 866


0412 140 164


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Cam’s Truck & Bobcat Hire

Servicing the local community


•Track Machine


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

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 Free Quotes  Interior / Exterior  Domestic & Commercial  30 years experience Call husband & wife team Peter or Kim 0498 099 193


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Painting & Decorating Pty. Ltd.


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Plant & Machinery


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Burst water pipes Rainwater tanks Telstra Drains accredited Pools Fully Insured

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(Value of $3,300 or less) • Carpentry • Tiling • Replace • Timber Deck • Concreting Laserlite Maintenance • Replace / Fit • Repair / Replace • Painting Doors & Locks Gutters, Fascia • Plastering • Re-mesh & Flashing • Patching Holes Screens • Gutter Cleans

Leak Detection in:

Optic Fibre Telstra Cables Underground power Sewer & Storm water Water mains & services

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P: 0416 214 723 E:


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Phone Brian Mobile: 0402 129 665

Pest Control

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

Ph: 0418 204 159 a/h: 5494 0830

Excavator and Positrack hire



Tilting head, auger, rock grab, & hammer

Quality Workmanship


4-in-one bucket (tilting), levelling bar, auger, trencher, forks & laser


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

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CIVIL WORKS SLAB PREPS SITE CLEANUPS TURF PREPS POST HOLES SOIL DELIVERY ROAD BASE / BITUMEN DRIVEWAYS Certain work defined as 'building work' in the QBCC legislation may only be undertaken by licensed contractors or, if undertaken by unlicensed contractors, only to the value of $3,300. However, work falling outside of that definition may be performed by unlicensed contractors and is not subject to any value limit. To check whether a contractor holds a QBCC licence visit or call the QBCC on 1300 272 272.



Plant & Machinery Cont.

Roofing & Guttering

QBSA: 1209575

All excavation work

Over 20 yrs exp

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Blocked Drains, Hotwater System Replacement, Leaking Taps, Drain Camera, Burst Water Pipes

• • • • • •

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ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Small Honest Family Business Free Quotes - No Call-out Fee

0419 659 709

Owen Plumbing & Gas Fitting Ian

Local Knowledge 24 Years Experience


Licensed Operator

With all my usual services, plus • can supply 5-20 tonne excavators • trucks – large and small • turf delivered and laid (if needed) • vacuum excavations AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK Ph: 5494 0056 Lindeman Road Shane 0408 192 814 Leigh 0418 714 860 BEERWAH

l Cal ve 50 HP Posi-Track DaGeneral Earthworks - Driveway Specialist Old Gympie Rd, Landsborough

0419 732 364



All Maintenance & Renovations

0418 986 538

G & N Bale Roofing

Metal & Polycarbonate roofing specialists





QBSA 1086283 EST 2003


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




5439 9368


* All major brands * Supply & Fit

PHONE JAREN 5439 0764

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Phone Brad 0419 712 081

For the Hottest Prices

Est. 1990


Septic Services

Servicing the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

EPA Licensed

council approved

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

A “Proper Job” Guaranteed

5494 1794

0407 748 083

For all of your liquid and general waste needs

Call Sean 0458 270 559 BSA# 76310/LO53622/AU22054

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Phone 5438 7445


Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Commercial & Domestic Supply & Install Maintenance Program



Fix leaking gutters New gutters & fascias Install & service whirly birds, skylights & water tanks

Refrigeration T0089





Call a Local - Brad 0419 721 064

26 Tytherleigh Avenue Landsborough





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

Nick – 0435 850 144


0499 774 014

BSA 828 987


Hourly Rate OR Tonnage Rate


Installation I Repair & replacement Skylights I Whirly birds I Fascia & gutter

Plumbing Supplies

Truck & Trailer Owner/Operator


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

A/H 5494 7413


0438 128 152



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Reduces Heat and Noise

Lic’d Plumber & Drainer QBSA 77755

20 Tytherleigh Ave Landsborough 5494 1153


47 Wises Rd, Maroochydore 5443 2022

Phone W & LA King Plumbing

Excavator and Posi-Track hire Augers Levelling Bar


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

call Sarah on 5438 7445

> 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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Security Screens • Security Screens • Patio Enclosures • Blinds and Awnings • Café Blinds • Curtains

5494 6898

Tiling Paul

Glasshouse Tiling

BSA: 1052255


Turf Supplies


FREE Delivery to Landsborough, Beerwah, Glass House & Beerburrum

FOR A FREE QUOTE CALL 0417 958 944

Specialist growers of:

1/47 Beerwah Pde Beerwah

Free fast quote BSA Licenced: 1101772


CUSTOM BUILT TOOLBOXES • General fabrication • Stainless Steel Benches

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




* Blocks * Acreage * Firebreaks * Weed Spraying * Mowing large area with zero turn FREE and medium and small 4x4 tractors QUOTES NOW ALSO POSI-TRACK SLASHING

Loves Lantana General Earthworks CALL DAVE 0419 732 364 or 0419 704 408 Paddock Slashing Lawn Mowing

 Whipper Snipping  Spraying

For a FREE quote call Fred 0429 969 810

>>One Call... we do it all!<<


Landscaping Posi - Track / Broom Excavator Hire 5 Tonne / Rock Grab Tipper Hire 8 Tonne All General Earthworks Site-prep  Topsoil

Various Grass Varieties Available Professional Laying Service Supply  Deliver  Pick-up


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

Mooloolah River Turf 540 Glenview Rd, Glenview Q 4553

David Lowden Tree Services

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


Leigh: 0418 714 860 E: Licensed and Insured


Tarzan the Tree Specialist

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

Ph 5494 8883

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

“locals helping locals”


Peter Jones Mob: 0427 642668 A/H 54929363


Tree Services

Phone Brendan 0447 310 331

ALLCOAST TP SLASHING - MOOLOOLAH * Small Blocks * Paddock Slashing * 4WD Tractor


A local working for locals


Fred’s Slashing & Mowing


After hours: (07) 5494 7548



Wintergreen Couch

Tel: Dean 07 5496 9790 or 0414 648 130

Experienced in all aspects of tiling

Brian Dudin 0438 623 523




Trees / Palms Pruning / Removals Wood Chipping / Stump Grinding Free Quotes / Fully Insured Mulch Sales

Solar Panel Cleaning

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Open Mon - Fri

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Blood, Sweat & Cheers Your guide to sport in Glasshouse Country

AFL Come & Try

Sunshine Coast AFL is currently running a five week ‘Come & Try AFL’ Program at the Glasshouse Hinterland Lions Football ground in Landsborough. The program is open to all school children in the region and is run on Wednesday afternoons from 4.00pm at the Tunnel Ridge Road facility. This is a great way for kids to come and experience AFL with other children new to the sport. Free buses are running from the local schools to ferry the kids to and from the after school program.

If you would like further information please contact Chris Hunt from the AFL on phone 0414 468 820.

Landsborough Tennis Club Contributed by Kerry Roach The club will be holding their AGM on March 18, from 7.00pm at our house, in Maleny Road Landsborough. We welcome all members and non-members within the community to attend. All committee positions will become available, so if you would like to join in and support the local tennis club, please come along to our meeting. This year the club is also seeking the assistance of a communication / promotion officer and a maintenance coordinator. These positions are voluntary and will provide the club and the local community with a valuable service. If you would

like any further information please call Kerry Roach 0422 026 612 or Dawn Wendt 5494 1085 or email Unfortunately the Friday Junior Tennis competition kicked off the season with some wet weather. All matches scheduled last Friday, February 28 were cancelled. We look forward to some good weather next week and with so many young and keen players, some great tennis to be played. Registration fees can be paid at the clubhouse, cash or cheque only. Divisional players $50.00, PeeWee players $40.00 and all continuous players $30.00.

Beerwah Ladies Golf

Contributed by Jenny Kelly The greens are coming back beautifully after recently being cored and the fairways are still running well. Sixty two ladies came out to enjoy our course on Thursday. They played a Single Stroke event for trophies generously donated by Leith Barnes and Sue Wood. We played in two divisions and the winner of Division 1 was Pauline Masen on 72 Nett. Pauline won on a count back from Sue Greentree, who also scored 72 Nett. Just to show that age is no barrier to playing great golf, Gloria White took out Division 2 with a very handy score of 70 Nett. Gloria celebrated her 80th a couple of years ago and is enjoying her golf more than ever. Runner up to Gloria was Marie Norton with a score of 74 Nett. Well done to all the winners. Hope Hannah definitely had her radar tuned in, winning three of the five Nearest to the Pins on offer. Hope took out the 2nd, 5th and Division 1 on the 18th. Josie Thistlethwaite won the 16th and Carol Fraser won Division 2 on 18. The random birdie hole on 3 was safe for another week, and the Ball rundown went to 77 Nett. Let’s hope this great weather keeps up so everyone came come out to enjoy this great course of ours. See you on the fairways.

Mooloolah Valley Bowls Club Contributed by Judy Walker Tuesday winners were Eileen Pierce and Ian Henderson and Lloyd Walker and Gay Ricketts. Friday winners were Peter Setch and Tony

Pignata (comeback kids) 2nd, Eric Wood and James Sammon and 3rd, Nev Shaw and Keiko. Well done Keiko! Both raffles won by James Sammon. No Saturdays for a few weeks.

Beerwah Contract Bridge Club Contributed by Kerry Gillam Our weekly sessions, held at the Beerwah Golf Club on Fridays commencing at 12.30pm have produced the following results. January 31: Barry Kelly and Art Van Wensveen (NS), Ilona Ryan and Barbara Power. February 7: Barry Kelly and John Marsden (NS), Lea and Roger Garner (EW).

Horse Riding @ Rossi’s 5494 8515

Lessons for Beginners to Advanced

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February 14: Louise Beckingsale and Mike Turner, Lea and Roger Garner. February 21: Tom and Jillian Major (NS), Martine Goedhart and Art Van Wensveen (EW). Visiting players are very welcome. Please note: beginners classes will start soon. For further information phone Jillian 5437 2793.

Glass House Mountains Running & MTB FREE Group Encouraging beginners to advanced

MTB: Monday Afternoons 4:30pm - Beginners Mountain Biking (MTB). Saturday Mornings 5:45am - MTB RUNNING: Tuesday Mornings 5:30am - Speed session. Friday Mornings 5:30am - Beginners Run/walkers aimed for new runners. Sunday Mornings 6am - Run/Walkers and Long Run. Meeting point: Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club (Beegees) carpark

Leith Barnes with winner of Division 1 Pauline Masen and Winner of Division 2 Gloria White with Sue Wood


Lessons for primary, high school and adults Karate builds con�idence, strength, develops self con�idence and its FUN Quali�ied coaches Accredited instructor Club established 1991

Classes Mon and Wed at Beerwah Community Hall

First 2 Classes FREE to try!

Ph 54913535 for details

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Easy Find Classifieds Public Notice

Health, Beauty & Fitness

Accounting Services

Eclectic Dreams

Opp Museum Landsborough - 5494 1244

Road closure: Myla Road, Landsborough


Detour signs will be in place to direct trafc along Mary Street while these works are in progress. Your patience during construction is appreciated. For enquiries contact council on 07 5475 7272.

Courses & Tuition

Call Leisa or Michelle …

Ph 5439 0188

guitar, flute, piano accordion & Music theory lessons. Professional caring teachers. Ph: 5494 7568 or 0411 959 157

12/60 Simpson Street, Beerwah.

bookkeeping Registered BAS Agent. Phone or Email Luisa on 0414 252 361

ART CLASSES Day, Evening and Weekend. FINE ART SUPPLIES Phone for opening hours 3 hour class $25. Phone Karen King 5494 8354

bookkeeper / bas agent Specialising in MYOB Call Sharon on 0408 996 365 or email

Shop 2, 1 Connection Rd,

Ph: 5494 7992

ACCOUNTING FOR YOU Debbie Gillingham - 0438 947 992



0407 585 925 Reliance Franchise Partners Pty Ltd, ABN: 49 151 750 613 / AFSL: 427520, RP Caboolture Pty Ltd/ CAR No: 443234

Thank You Jan Humphreys & Family would like to THANK everyone who visited, and sent Flowers and Cards during Graeme’s Illness. Also for everyone’s kind thoughts and prayers, it was overwhelming and humbling and we will never forget the kindness shown to us all. Thank You one and all.

Birthday Notice

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yoga Wed 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Fri 9.30am Peachester Hall. 0437 914 029

Professional Services

Council wishes to advise that from the week commencing 10 March 2014, Myla Road at Landsborough will be closed at the bridge site adjacent to Vidler Park. This closure will be in place for approximately 12 weeks while the existing timber bridge is replaced with a wider two-lane reinforced concrete structure with improved ood immunity.

mobile hairdresser Excellence in hair design. For friendly, easy, in your own home service call Carrie 0404 803 650

ABN: 96171617979

Heidi is just back in from her first designing trip for the year. Lots of new designs and some golden oldies. Sizes 8-24. Cool, comfortable clothing for real women

Email: Phone: 5438 7445

Work Wanted alterations by kaz not before 9am or after 7pm. No weekends. Appointment only. Phone: 5496 9774 Home & Yard Maintenance Gardening, mowing etc. Insured. Pensioner discount, no job too small. Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Ph: Craig 5494 0858 bridal, formal & clothing alterations. Ironing. 25 years experience 5438 7073 COMPREHENSIVE CLEANING domestic and commercial. Reliable & experienced. Ph Lauren 0403 044 887

Konga & Zumba Elimbah & Glasshouse

Wed & Thur 7.30pm. Mum-Friendly Thur 9.30am Programs

/zumbafxang 5419 0244 LOUISE HAY 'Heal Your Life' 2 day workshop, Saturday March 15th & 22nd 9am – 5pm. Contact: Angel 0431 673 161 or yoga in beerwah 9.30am Tues all levels. 9.30am Thurs Chair Yoga (for those with injuries or wanting a gentle class). Class size is small & personal. Phone: 0414 221 966

Business Opportunity coffee with james mobile coffee van Gtd work, earn $1,500 - $5,000 + pw. Exciting new opportunity in the rapid growing coffee industry, change your lifestyle, call James 1800 152 637 who loves money? Who loves makeup? Do you want to receive your own products discounted?. Sell AVON now, it's FREE. Call Raquel 0428 740 560

Freight & Deliveries


Property Maintenance Handyman, lawns (large or small) & garden, rubbish removal, welding, pens. disc. Ph: Clay 0410 581 881

FREIGHT & COmmercial GOODs deliveries to Brisbane and surrounds at bargain rates. Established, reliable, family run freight company. Contact Manais Transport on 0433 470 430 or 0433 470 245

xtraclean car care Quality vehicle detailing at your convenience. Enquiries: Jacob on 0403 871 268



debbie does domestic duties All General cleaning. Domestic & commerical. Sping cleans, bond cleans, regular cleans. Washing & Ironing. Professional cleaning for an excellent price. Call Debbie 0477 074 204

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Beerwah Books & Bits & Vinyl Revival Large range of books, collectables & LP’s. Preloved books suitable for all ages babies to adults. We will be open for business during the Simpson Street landscaping process parking available at rear 5494 6315

$14.00 for 10 words then 50c per word thereafter. Ring through your classifed and pay over the phone with your credit card. Deadline Monday 12noon


Cars, Bikes, Caravans & Boats

Garage Sale Beerwah 166 Peachester Road Sat 7am-4pm. MOVING SALE. Kids, camping, tools & more

Tennis Courts for hire Day/ Night contact Glasshouse Mtns Sports Club 5493 0055 for bookings

LANDSBOROUGH end of Earl Court Sat from 6.30am. COMBINED SALE 7 houses. Must see


Landsborough 13 Edwin Drive Sat 7am. Drums, household goods

Landsborough Market Saturdays 8.00am1.00pm . Stalls available. $10.00 a site. Follow us on Facebook. Bookings phone 5494 6315 b.h.

Maleny Art, Craft & Collectables Market Over 30 undercover stalls

8am to 2pm every Sunday Maleny RSL Bunya Street, Maleny Stall enquiries welcome 0448 423 919

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Glasshouse Car Sales operates as direct car buyers. Many years of experience & knowledge. Previous customers keep coming back. Contact Phil Davenport, Licd. Motor Dealer. Locally known & trusted. 7 days on 0417 194 143 or 5494 6655

Motorcycles Wanted

Found set of keys found in the Mt Beerwah Road - Meyricks Road, Glass House Mountains vicinity last week. Phone: 0405 453 330

For Sale


TREVOR HELEN JAKEMAN FOR ALL YOUR STEEL&SUPPLIES CONTACT 168 Whites Road, Landsborough 4550 TREVOR & HELEN JAKEMAN Phone: 54 941031 Mobile: 0427400130

Motorcycles wanted - going or not. Complete or not. Cash paid. Ph: 0421 375 176

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Fun Page Solutions For Feb 26 edition

CALL PAUL : 54969878 or 0419020392 OR JUST DROP IN

12 Larapinta Drive, Beerwah

MARCH MADNESS Carpet Tiles 500 x 500 *Product only. (Minimum buy 30m2 + T&Cs in store)


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Computer Sales, Rental & Services

Andy’s Mac Services

Troubleshooting  Email  Internet  Networks  Wi-Fi Home  Office  Setup  Tuition

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Tanya Forbes 0403 350 010

Little Muttz Cutz Dog Grooming Salon

Hygiene areas wash & dry $27.50 Bath / Blowdry $10

Ph: 5494 0064

Monday – Friday 8am – 5.30pm Thursday til 6pm Saturday 7.30am – 12noon

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At a national conference of the Australian Hotels Association, the general managers of Cascade Brewery (Tasmania), Tooheys (New South Wales), XXXX (Queensland), CUB (Victoria) and Coopers (South Australia) found themselves sitting at the same table for lunch. When the waitress asked what they wanted to drink, the GM of Tooheys said without hesitation, "I'll have a Tooheys New." The head of Carlton and United smiled and said, “make mine a VB." To which



PISCES February 20 – March 20 There are three Moon cycles and three planets going retrograde or direct. All this means there will be a lot of attention on your future. Put out your wish list of what you would like to experience for the rest of the year. Believe that the universe will fulfill your dreams! Create a wish board to paste words for manifesting. ARIES March 21 – April 20 The New Moon at the beginning of this week arrived into your inner-wellness zone. Hopefully you will seek escape from heavy work and duties as your energy dips down. So the first week of the month is no doubt lethargic. A financial request may be refused. Intimate relations still look chilly up until July 2014. TAURUS April 21 – May 21 This week the focus will be on your friends and social life. Perhaps there is an involvement in a group focused on group healing or self-improvement of the body. Saturn now enters a retrograde station putting you on the pathway to getting relationships, both personal and business, on more solid ground at this time. GEMINI May 22 – June 21 With the energy of Saturn seemingly turning backwards, in its retrograde movement, it will impact your work affairs. There are conditions that need reform regarding your early childhood, such as your standing with your mother and father. This week brings a jolt into your psyche about your earliest memories.

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CANCER June 22 – July 22 The New Moon kicked off this month in the sign of Pieces, which is another water sign supporting yours and works in your favour. You are being provided with insight into some future trend. So this marks a time to advance your education, legal, travel and selfpromotional goals. People bring input into your life. LEO July 23 – August 22 This month is a big celestial head turner for you with three lunations. Planetary energies hover over intimate relations and joint funds, such as tax, wills, or outstanding credit matters. Mercury and Venus, both being in Aquarius, stimulates your partnership zone with exciting conversations. A quirky, lucky time. VIRGO August 23 – September 22 March has three stations of planets that reverse their energies, which may reap havoc for order and routine! Some banking papers are troublesome under a Saturn retrograde and a revaluation of your estate or tax paper work gets bogged down. All will be cleared away in the following week with internet skills. LIBRA September 23 – October 22 Mars, being in your sign, reverses at the beginning of this month, so a stop sign has arrived in your life until mid-May. Generally speaking you should feel energy and enthusiasm drop downwards. The backward moving task master, Saturn, retrograding in Scorpio, may bite into your fiscal affairs. Get lots of rest.

SCORPIO October 23 – November 22 The blessing of the New Moon in Pisces at the beginning of the month brings healing and renewal to your emotional life. Be attentive to any entertainment functions that stimulate your creativity in art, music, and dance. All these are refreshing. Solutions to problems come under inspired Neptune`s blessing in Pisces. SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 22 This New Moon stimulates and puts emphasis in your fourth sector of property, farming, mining, or just plain ordinary gardening. Under a Saturn movement, there may be a strong review of your life as to how to deal with your elders, a parent or a close friend. There are sweet stirrings with inner dreams about family life. CAPRICORN December 23 – January 19 This is the month under two New Moons and one Full Moon, when your sense of discipline or ambition may get thrown off by three planets changing direction. With Mars in its reverse cycle, be aware that you might be thrown off your assertive equilibrium on the career front. Working alliances become tougher now. AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 With the Pisces New Moon at the beginning of this month your emotional psyche has its feelers out for changing some financial matters. Let your imagination brew into new opportunities and follow through with faith. Saturn may see a career slow down, or review, that lasts until July. Make some improvements.

Edgar J. Winter. Phone/Fax. 5442 3302 Email: Discover your place in the Stars! Find your lucky cities, national or overseas. Private, confidential readings are available, Career/ Relocation/ Relationships.




the boss of Coopers rejoined, "I'll have a Coopers, the King of Beers." And the bloke from Cascade asked for "a Cascade, the cleanest draught on the planet." The General Manager of XXXX paused a moment and then placed his order, "I'll have a diet coke." The others looked at him as if he had sprouted a new head. "Well,” he said with a shrug, “if you blokes aren't drinking beer, then neither will I.” Submitted by Hugh Jones, Beerwah

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