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THE TRANSFORMATION from uncertain people to By Jocelyn Watts Family and community the confident, skilled citizens t u BUDDING chefs looking for apo ty secret to business success u a Be ready for work over three r prenticeships could be in luck if they to maste months spruce up their resumes and give was incredible, said tradies’ in Simple Solutions trainer Tanya a dom them to Paul Crawford at the ShamMurphy on rock Hotel on Walker Street, Maryborgraduati on day ough. Creations Cafe makes good impression in December. The pub’s new owner said he would be employing at least two apprentice Trent Smith, chefs message when the historic hotel re- Dover, Brandon Lehr Carrol we’ll deliver your opens in early September. and Laree Bell each graduated Training opens pathways Three cheers for Urangan State High School Crawford and his family are Maryborough State High School forMr engineering students with a Certificate III in Aged Opport unity k a touch of Ireland back to the bringing nocks Care on December 20, 2012, fo r Bay g Christie’s story irl currently renovating Heritage City and aft er completing a 12-week Bob won on trou ’t give up the Shamrock. bled teen Simple Solutions course s How many more employees he in partnership with EPIC Specia can enlist depends on how well the l Scho Employment. ol stud ents le pub is received. High revamped arn ne w skills The course included two NON PULVERE PALMA PALMA NON SINE SINE PUILVERE “The more people who frequent - Noprize prizewithout withouteffort effort - No weeks’ vocational placements the place, the more trade we’ll have, Enrol now for 2013 Trent and Brendon with and the more opportunities– for more Hemployees.” ERV Churches of Christ Care Fair EY B AY What’s your story? In the meantime, local tradies Havenand Aged Care Services, sports clubs are benefitingand from the and Laree at Blue Carrol renovations. Care Community Care. Open house children FREE to explore Jobs expo inspires “Local tradies are doing our painting Tanya said Simple Solutions ents lity stud s es Hospita g busin mean bi

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FIFTY-FOUR staff and the donation of more than $25,000 to local charities – that’s big bikkies for a family-owned store in Childers, population 6500. Since buying the Childers Foodworks store and changing it to IGA about two years ago, Deb and Bruce Mahoney have defied the global economic turmoil and gone gang-busters on the local business scene. Their secret? Family, which extends from their own family unit to the community, staff, the IGA supermarket chain nation-wide. “We’re part of the whole IGA family,” Bruce said. “It’s independently owned and has locals in mind. We’ve had some tough times but IGA has given us direction and we’ve worked with the community; because of their support, we’re growing.” To Deb and Bruce, “working with the community” means employing 54 local staff including nine permanents, adult casuals and high school students, as P as supporting local charities. well M

In their first 18 months, Childers IGA returned $25,000 to organisations and groups from the Isis High Chaplaincy to the Isis Devils, QWCA, SES, flying club, rodeo and many more. The past six months of donations is yet to be tallied. Deb said there was a strong family relationship in the IGA organisation. “We’re all friends, from the boss of the board to the casual workers. It’s important to us that our high school

casuals get a good education and learn good work ethics. They usually go on to do great things at university or elsewhere and many drop in when they come back on holidays.” To Deb and Bruce’s credit, when they sold their former store in Bundaberg, five permanent staff moved shop with them. “The new owner had his own staff so ours all came with us, but we had to find places for them because this store came with its staff too,” Bruce said. “It’s not all about money. It’s about supporting people.” So what’s ahead for Childers IGA? “We’ll be doing a total renovation, and perhaps there might be a second store sometime in the future,” Bruce said. One thing is certain, the couple won’t be leaving Childers, located 53km north of Maryborough. “We love Childers, we love what we do and we love our customers. We’ve bought land here so we’re definitely staying in the area.”

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the beginning of each year. We train every Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm. WHILE One of the toughest things for jobseekers ment fund being reje This year we have entered in 4 different events - World Cup cted who have been out of work for a while is Hard Yak ing has bee for State Cheer and Dance, Central Queensland Regional Challenge, Cenortunity tific ed train , ley Mad Gov na ka, chie tomer se their culinary Glendynand Donna eeship to is hop pack the This hasate III Hospita in regaining their confidence. serv f train blow to Ope erntral Queesnsland Regional Championships and the Asia Pacifics eful the West AIEMnet e. andAIEMnet has enlity. menu employe ice skills been have been of concern members continu to the military ing officer Bob ration items while link cusChristie Robinson knows this only too well. rs from PCYC Training ed high a win win for e Grand Final. As well as the Aussie Gold International Cheer and for deli Fraser Coast ing with businesthe the com gaged corporat to rehabilit -style boot cam Davis whi respons lighting The hos very assisting IEP Project all by hostScholarships for women ate way Although she was very keen to work, and e ible for le the others Dance Championships. We have brought home many trophies ity. working ses within the the need into two pitality team mun ward you p will Mr Dav support. Mic Employment Support Service cus APPLICATIONS have opened for the first were ing visits for hae tom at which, togetheir worksites com would be an asset to any workplace, her ths with youth from each camp. working with some studwas broken and he is is no stra and plea la’s persona er service. round of the Queensland Government’s Supto tran ther to supportmunity (TESS) to held deliver training nge is santhe sitio dete far, included; Downer confidence was low. This, coupled with her r to “har porting Women Scholarships. t disposit l presentation soCon cial train in the Glen-D ents busily yards grathave rmined The students put in a lot of hard work and dedication to the ulations n into the wor our her d are INE Com ing kitc ion Cert II Engineering; 500 scholarships of up to $20,000 will be anxiety and lack of belief in herself held her MichaeGlobal port for needed to to do whateveyakka” kforManuwas noti in goodConstruction Engineering and hen to If your squad. Although it is a long season from tryouts in February to merstead inevitably ce. la. sec the available over four years for women who prep ced staf r when hard ure program f or bus by Hea skills are and Card; efit from the live MEGT. White Job Search back from long term employment. facturing Group. their final comp in September, the squad show determination to study subjects in male dominated industries iness cou ther Rei she s that hasfinancial sup ther by the up -to-date since 200of more than tioned Hea d from AN OVERWHELMING response Red to Cross Employment Services Pialba betransfor ld ben imm and go on to work in those fields. and numeracy and literacy supgov train Mic succeed at every event. Rhani AshfordCoach edia 80 med haela ing fund troubled bilitSo Already 8. entcomments Women who are just finishing school, womthe first edition of Globe News gan last working with Christie, ascertaining what y) con to Shir tely menfar,ernm the from the (sub ed teens port. ley Mad he has WORKI Apprent tact Heather ject to elig Hervey en looking to change careers and women month has confirmed that our mission gained in NG with iBay ices managers/owners of these busishe would like to do, and where she would and from ME who are out of the workforce and returning to Coa hip Ser grea This current program, Intake 2, 605. nuts to provide businesses and educast May Chamber of support from GT iar terr se has bec , bolts study are all eligible to apply. s on 040 be most comfortable. Red Cross Employor Ger nesses have vice been very positive. Young ome fam began itory to expon 2nd July with seventeen ard O’C Commerce, the tion, training and government depart- Jocelyn Watts 4 824 Pro With scholarships available to support study ough Spe for some ose the Fra onnell ment Services began speaking to employers “If mor fessionals. and Marybo ilWork experience has been ofworking cial Sch and the ser Certificate IV through to postgraduate ments with opportunities to deliver during participants enrolled durEditor e busines From left: from Jodie Clough (Red Cross parts ool stud r- (17) In rece Week about Christie’s keen nature, and her valulevel, both professional and semi-professional sponsor CONTACT their messages and highlight how fered to any of the students who ents ents. ingstud Operatio ses were prep Employment pathways Services the first (4)theweeks of the wen fourFive have beent weeks, the are Pialba) an option. and jobseeker the pres sion able experience. n Har Aerospace course takes off Robinson ared to to Wils t on an exc growth is on the they support the region’s long-term have shown interest and who borough n visiting the studentsprogram. Christie with Howlett (Deputy help thei sure off pare d Yakka it To apply go Karen to (2) have on’sdate, To two to AS part of their Aerospace Studies course, purc mow One of these employers was Torbay Rewou Tra nts Mar mark. r teen has part er cen de Tra ld take portingwomen. October 12. Cur to ylearning Executive Officer,Applications Torbay close Retirement want to gain ‘first-hand’ knowlrecondit e to senior students at Maryborough SHSChief have been tre inin s read regions rently, agers,” Mr find the mon to tirement Villages Limited at Torquay. Torbay Villages ioning. other y for recondit how to disa g Centre relocated Dav the ey to cos investigating the factors that influence the flight Limited). Many enquiries have been received from not only the ssembl edge and skills in the engineering “Onand live, two (2) have now been was looking for employees to fill domesce mowers ion and reas of rockets. e, Meet Dan Oakhill, Suncorp’s ts parents mor18-day Hard is said. Fraser Coast region but also Bundaberg and beyond. semble fine-tun the students Christie has been with Torbay since July siteThe next boo e than $40 Yakka course industry. start off designing rockets using Coast donated by tic roles and asked to Students meet with Christie. employed, with hav thee remaining t cam 00. Council the they willed running simulation software. They then build and We at Globe News sense there is a great future for manager Maryborough thislaunch year, working as a in kitchenhand in one pan starts on Sep p at the Sus machine a NE Recycle Fraser thirteen Although Christie was suited to this On Day ts atte (13) attending ive astudents of Atta rece fuelnot powered versions to test their designs. The Centre. The start date for Intake 3 is the new monthly publication and the part it will play in nding tember 15 with an River Certific One of inment of Torbay’s section kitchens loving YOU know the best and butcher, baker it. and Tow GLENDY Trade from Per particular position, Torbay’s Department nsville. test flights HR are captured on video cameras. The ate Awa the in Law Tra on rene various days. Y helping to boost local employment opportunities. shop in Maryborough. Isn’t it timeto you th, Syd particiTuesday 20th November 2012. n Shesofthas nowcoffee been given the opportunity ager Rich ining Centrecourse, Bob can images are analysed using ney and life skill ss and a very Mower immediately saw potential in then Christie and of-another knew the best Bank Branch Manager. be con OPEN DA ,” Mr ware package to produce data on each flight. The more education and training opportunities that what all ard Jack exp Manuse The participants on this program be trained as a cook. The graduation for this group tact Jac ful The mow ed on fered her the opportunity to take on the role to modify their k said. Meet Dan Oakhill. Dan These data then allows students 0407 769 are provided here, the more chances we have for our the mow the working lained & She continues to flourish, is now a of towill will have a short break over the bringsand in-depth knowledge will be be ers held onava Wednesday 14th purchas parts of designspositive to improvenature rocket performance. ers wer of kitchenhand. de124. Thr young people to either find employment or create jobsChristie’s e e. ilab by community and local busiee butNovember Week The aerospace course covers many aspects team member of the Torbay team theat le and Fou if they Christmas/New Year holiday seathe TESS Rocky stud havingpeople low confidence and knockbacks valued Two, pulling ness to our branch. DanThe can for themselves in small business, spite mature-age of aviation including the theory of flight, airport the mow choose not ents MIDDLE the mot r involved and hopes to be for many toa come. late Kent Ferry Street, Maryborough ers helpyears you with full range to was contagious. Ned and son, and will start back in early Street Shed. or operations, air traffic control, air crash investigabuy to forge new careers and established companies to sugCnr will off the raise fund Churchw , Kenny ar can be of banking needs. Come in base William tions and careers in aviation. The school has ard OAM Ph:e07 9333 • Fax: 07 4120 9300 s for the raffled to indu4120 reflectin secure highly-trained, quality employees. 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Nurse, mechanic, waiter, horticulturalist, LEFT: Alyssa Staples engineer, hairdresser, fitness instructor or (left), Isabella Gordondrug dog handler – these were just some Horne and Dylan Tralau Residents of Maryborough and visitors to of the exciting careers presented to young from Sunbury State the city will be granted the opportunity to take minds at University of Southern Queensland School with Marybortours and gain entry to places that are not al(USQ) Fraser Coast recently. ough Correctional Cenways accessible, such as the Dale and Meytre Dog Squad SuperviAbout 500 Year 4-6 students participated ers (old Hyne) Mill and the interiors resource sor Peter Baumanis and in the activities during the second Smart your business involve Education, store centre in the Does Brennan and Geraghty’s 7-year-old Tyson (drug Steps: Jobs to Go Expo run by USQ, TAFE Employment Page 4. or Training? and cottage complex. dog). and local employers. Globe New People Call willMarketing be able to Tony take a sneak peek Students learnt to braid hair, treat wounds, Manager Bonner tos,seeSep howtem he berOctober, carry trays of drinks and mix a mocktail. Photos: UNIVERSITY OF inside houses such as Charlcombe, can help your business through the pages ofRosehill 2012 SOUTHERN QLD and 296 Lennox Street and enjoy exploring www.glob Smart Steps Project Manager Graham some of the other participating buildings, Edito Young, from USQ Fraser Coast, the rial:said jocelynw all of which are of architectural or historical Epic Employment (Maryborough) jobseekers have completed their Certificate II in Engineering. The program for expo was inspired by the success of the@globenews.c Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders was delivered by AIEMNET (Australian Industry Engineering and Manusignificance or have unique or interesting Marketin pilot event in May. facturing Network and TESS (Fraser Coast Training and Employment Services) in association with DEEWR g: tonyb@g features. (Department of Employment, Education Workplace Relations). Epic staff: Employment consultant Julie Carberry “The program is designed to intervene at lobenew BELOW: Ishbelle Imrie This is a joint initiative of the Fraser Coast (left), Regional Manager Samantha Garden and Maryborough manager John Ward are pictured with graduates an early age to raise students’ aspiration Productio (left), Aimee Butler, PHONE 0433 234 483 Jesse Bonnick (left), Raymond McIntyre, Jessy Bourke, Robert Booth, Pearce Booth and Carl Jensen. n: ians@glo Regional Council and the National Trust levels and their drive to achieve at school Skylan Marsh, Bailey benews.c Queensland. Page 6. Globe News, September-October, 2012 Editorial: - Marketing: - Production: Hawker and Ryan and beyond,” Mr Young said. “The Smart Frederiksen from Steps goal is to build a ‘culture of possibilMaryborough Central ity’, allowing students to ‘dare to dream’. State School learnMr Young said students from the Fraser ing about automotive Coast region had a low participation rate in courses at Wide Bay post-school education and training. Institute of TAFE. He said there were significant levels of social disadvantage in the region and one of ABOVE: the highest levels of youth unemployment in Samson Queensland. Yates and Smart Steps is funded by a three-year Mikayla (2012-14) Federal Government grant Jensen from ($546,000) under the Higher Education Tinana State Participation and Partnerships Program School at the Bunnings (HEPPP), administered by the Department Contact display. of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Ian Smith Mr Young said Smart Steps: Jobs to Go expos would be held again next year, with more schools participating.

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undertaken in Australia and the guidelines developed through this project will provide a framework for training organisations throughout the country to collect more high quality assessment evidence for people undertaking training in care skills. Assessment stress will be a thing of the past for students with this new approach to assessment. No more will they have to worry about an assessor looking over their shoulder or being there at just the right time. Now, students will simply be able to slip on a pair of camera glasses, press record and then get on with the task at hand. Simple! • If you want to find out more about this project and how you can increase your skills whilst reducing your assessment stress call Simple Solutions on 4325 4455 or drop in to the Simple Solutions office at 2/55 Main Street, Hervey Bay.

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To the graduates, Tanya said: “Well done, you rocked it! “ Rodney Brown from EPIC said this course was a first for EPIC Employment working

and electrical work and we’re donating all the old furniture to local sports clubs. Reviewing the Australian Innovation System “All being well, with council’s The apAustralian Innovation System Report 2012 has revealed that proval, we’ll also have a decking area compared with firms that do not innovate, innovative Australian firms outside and we want to turn the upare: stairs area into backpacker or budget • 42 per cent more likely to increase profitability accommodation with 44 beds, which • Three times more likely to export


and EPIC Employment had received fantastic feedback regarding the vocational placements and staff were hopeful all graduates would secure jobs early in 2013. “The students even surprised themselves with the quality of work they handed in. They had doubts at the start and went from being almost like startled rabbits at the beginning to confident, skilled workers. They’ve all submitted job applications as Assistants in Nursing (AIS).”

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in partnership with Simple Solutions. “This course ran well and the participants were fantastic – we’re very proud of them. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the vocational placements. They’ve each found their niches and passions.” Former labourers Trent and Brendon said they both gained a lot from the course. “I found it easy to get along with clients and enjoyed getting to know them,” Trent said. “I’d like to do further study for Certificate III in Disabilities and become a Registered Nurse.” Brendon said he enjoyed working with other people and learning something new from each of them.

• Four times more likely to increase the range of goods or services offered • More than twice as likely to create new jobs More than three times more likely to increase training opportunities for their employees. To read the full report go to Small Business owners can nominate for the Australian Small Business Champions Awards. Now in their 15th year, the Awards are one of the largest recognition programs for small businesses in Australia, with awards in 30 categories from cafes to child care centres and fashion stores to pharmacies.

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IT WAS love at first sight for a Yeppoon couple when they recently found Pavilion by the Pier in Hervey Bay. “They looked up and down the coast before seeing this venue and fell in love with it straight away,” owner Marie Ashworth said. The charming beachside restaurant is nestled in Pier Park overlooking the Great Sandy Strait and the historic Urangan Pier. It offers a relaxed, elegant indoor/outdoor dining experience with beautifully presented modern Australian Cuisine and personally selected wine – perfect for weddings. Marie said couples from throughout Queensland often chose Pavilion by the Pier for their wedding receptions, not just for the venue itself but also because of its excellent location.

“The location provides couples with the choice of a beach or park wedding ceremony, metres away from their reception. Along with this the immediate surrounds provide fantastic photo opportunities with the Iconic Pier as a prop.” “A number of accommodation venues are nearby so guests can walk here, have a few drinks without worrying about driving, and walk straight back to their rooms. Marie said Pavilion by the Pier catered for up to 80 people sit-down style, and 150 stand-up cocktail style. “Our function menu’s have a wide variety of choices , we are flexible and can adapt to meet the needs of clients and their guests including special dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten intolerant.

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the Pier is very reasonably priced – the Yeppoon couple couldn’t believe how affordable we were compared to other venues they looked at. They also liked the fact we didn’t require a minimum number of guests as required by other venues. “ If the wedding is small enough, they can even have the ceremony in the restaurant itself while guests enjoy champagne and canapés as the service is in progress.” If you are looking for that

magical venue that has so much to offer contact the function manager on 0407 235 589. ABOVE: Love at first sight. Contributed photo. LEFT: Pavilion by the Pier prides itself on beautifully presented Australian Cuisine such as seared Kangaroo, buttered dutch carrots served with beetroot parsnip puree and pistachio nuts. Photo: Jocelyn Watts

Tap into pool of work-ready USQ students Fraser Coast employers seeking casual or part-time job applicants have a pool of quality contenders right on their doorstep at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Hervey Bay. USQ Fraser Coast’s Graduate Employment Officer Tracy-Madonna Wylie said the university was ideally placed to put businesses in touch with young and mature-aged students who were looking for industry-specific work to serve as stepping stones toward their dream careers. “USQ is not a job-matching service but it is an amazing resource for local businesses looking for casual and/or part-time employees,” Mrs Wylie said. “We can let our students know about work opportunities and assist them with interview skills.” Having recently filled three human service positions with USQ applicants, Natalie Sell from Simple Solutions Training and Consulting, Pialba, was keen to spread the good word about recruiting from USQ’s student pool. “One of our clients was looking for three quality recruits for its respite service,” Ms Sell said. “Nursing and community services are specialised fields involving full 24-hour shifts. Not too many suitably qualified people are just sitting around in this region so it was difficult finding the right people. “They needed to have the right mo-

tivation – to be looking at the human service industry as a career choice not just a job. They also needed to be properly compliant with the appropriate licences, such as Blue Cards, and be available to work flexible hours.” Ms Sell said Simple Solutions advertised the positions through various sources. However the quality of applicants coming from the USQ student pool far exceeded the others. “The same advertisement was placed elsewhere but the general quality of applicants from USQ was vastly superior. The USQ students were an ideal fit. They had made conscious decisions to work in the industry, making financial commitments by enrolling in university programs, and the shift work fitted into their university lifestyles.” Ms Sell said the recruits were partially skilled and enthusiastic, had up-to-date education, and wanted real-world experience while completing their degrees with the aim of securing long-term employment. “Dealing with USQ was a simple process and to have targeted people with the right skills and personal values needed for those positions considerably reduced our administration time and related costs. “I can highly recommend it to local business owners who are looking for casual and part-time employees.’’ Ms Wylie said gaining casual or Marketing: - Production:

Natalie Sell (right) from Simple Solutions Training and Consulting, Pialba, talks with USQ’s Trace-Madonna Whylie.

part-time employment while attending university was an ideal way for students to prepare for full-time work after graduating. “It suits young students as well as mature-age people who also have to balance study and work with family life. They’re gaining confidence, building workplace relationships and

placing themselves well with quality referees who can testify to how well they performed.” To find out more about USQ Fraser Coast student employment opportunities, contact Graduate Employment Officer Tracy-Madonna Wylie on phone (07) 4194 3125 or email Globe News, Feb.-March, 2013 Page 3

Pet rego amnesty extended

EPIC staff members pictured with Gary Jensen (second right) and cleaners before another shift at the Scout Jamboree.

Council has extended its amnesty period for pet registration due the weather crisis on the Fraser Coast. Pet owners will now have until Friday 8 February to register their pets without penalty. Councillor Robert Garland said the clean up after the wild weather was Council’s main priority. The amnesty period includes all areas of the Fraser Coast. Council has started door knocking across the region to check cat and dog owners’ animal registration information is up to date. The move is part of a push to

cut the number of animals being euthanized. “Last year Council euthanized 348 dogs and 407 Cats which represents 23% of the dogs impounded and 60% of the cats impounded,” he said. During 2011/12, 1509 dogs and 675 cats were impounded; 50% of the dogs and 9% of the cats were returned home; 23% of the dogs and 60% of the cats were euthanized with the remainder given to welfare groups to rehome. There are currently 16,438 dogs and 2825 cats registered on the Fraser Coast.

Local labour force clean up at scout jamboree Gary Jensen owner of Green and Clean Team won a contract to provide cleaning services to the Scout Jamboree for the shower and toilet amenity blocks. The week before Christmas he found out he needed 40 plus staff for two shifts a day to work news year’s eve and new year’s day and the first two weeks of the year Gary Jensen contacted JOB SERVICES AUSTRALIA members EPIC Employment and Sarina Russo Job Access to find suitable staff in the short timeframe. Both

service providers screened and matched suitable job seekers and conducted information sessions for those who were keen. Everyone was told it would be hard work but they were willing to give it a go. Feedback from Gary and the new employees has been positive. Both EPIC Employment and Sarina Russo Job Access were proud to assist Gary find suitable and capable people. Everyone involved stepped up and did themselves and their community proud.

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Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT as it is more commonly known is a sophisticated scanning system that produces highly detailed images of the internal structures of your eyes. Often likened to an MRI or x-ray of the eye, an OCT scan allows us to view 3D, cross-sectional images of the retina, the innermost layers of your eyes. Whilst other testing procedures show the surface of your eyes, an OCT scan differs in that it reveals what is below the surface of your eye. Using this cutting edge technology, we can more accurately diagnose and then refer appropriately to ophthalmologists for treatment of eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and optic nerve damage. As these conditions can cause vision impairment and even blindness, early detection and management can help to safeguard your vision for the future. How does it work? A special camera using laser light takes a 3 dimensional picture of your retina and instantly uploads the OCT images onto a computer for us to review and discuss with you. We can store your OCT images electronically ready for comparison on future visits to monitor any changes over time. Where appropriate, we can also provide results to other medical professionals involved with your health management. How will you benefit? It is natural for your eyes to go through changes as you age. With OCT scanning technology, we can often identify eye health problems before you experience any noticeable symptoms. This is important, as early detection and treatment of many eye diseases can greatly reduce their severity and progression. In addition, we can also monitor some eye conditions locally, minimising the need for referrals. Our objective at Haman Optical is to preserve the long term health and wellbeing of your eyes. The investment we have made in OCT technology ensures that we can deliver the best care possible. Medicare covers your initial eye examination but there is an additional fee of $75 for OCT scanning (not covered by Medicare). Appointments can be made by telephoning 4123 4477. (*Information courtesy of Provision) Marketing: - Production:

Denice brings wealth of experience back home PICTURED: Chris Loft of Chris Loft and Associates, welcomes new staff member Denice Holmes to his accountancy business in Maryborough.

By Jocelyn Watts AFTER stints in Darwin, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast, Denice Holmes joins the staff at Chris Loft and Associates, bringing a wealth of accountancy experience back to Maryborough. Welcoming her to the team, Chris Loft said Denice’s expertise with small business and individual tax returns would be invaluable in guiding clients through the process of maintaining

appropriate records, thereby eliminating the stress of that end-of-year mayhem. The Maryborough-born accountant’s previous employment includes seven years at Gerard McGrath Quality Accounting, Coffs Harbour, and two years at Crowley Calvert and Associates on the Gold Coast. Denice is the daughter of Alan Holmes of Holmes Coaches, a previously well-known Maryborough business from the 1980s. She attended

Maryborough Central and Maryborough High schools before moving north. “After Darwin and Coffs Harbour, my husband Kim and I moved to the Gold Coast,” Denice said. “We always thought we’d move back to Maryborough and about 12 months ago we bought a house at Island Plantation. We’ve been travelling up and down from the Gold Coast every fortnight but now I have a job here, we’ve moved permanently.

“Tim works at Moranbah for ABI Group Constructions – he’s a Fly In Fly Out worker.” In her spare time, Denice enjoys outrigging, ski paddle and swimming. Her aunty, Fraser Coast Show Society executive officer Pat Lenthall, has also commandeered her to lend her accountancy expertise to the society. To book an appointment with Denice, either visit The Globe Building, 190 Cheapside Street, Maryborough, or phone 4121 4726.

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Happy ratepayer To: Darren Everard Subject: great service Hi Darren , I’d like to bring to your attention the outstanding service I received from some council staff on the 10/03/13. This occurred at the waste disposal facility at Nikenbah. My load consisted of various forms of rubbish including an old fridge, which was fairly heavy. From being greeted with a friendly, professional approach at the gate, which included a charge for the fridge, (no problems), my load was assessed and I was given common sense directions where to unload. Then I was assisted by another worker with the recyclables and with unloading the fridge. This all happened promptly and efficiently, again with a smile and professionalism. During this hot weather, work at the facility must be hard, but I feel these guys deserve credit and recognition; it’s probably not the most glamorous local government job , but it is very important. Peter Grumley 4 Gabriel Way Point Vernon

‘Overparenting’ trend worries psychologists School psychologists and counsellors are concerned that overbearing parents are raising children unable to cope with failure and life outside of home, a new QUT study shows. A survey of nearly 130 parenting professionals across Australia found 27 per cent had seen ‘many’ instances of overparenting while almost 65 per cent reported having witnessed ‘some’ incidents. Only 8 per cent of psychologists and counsellors surveyed reported no incidents of overparenting. QUT PhD researcher Judith Locke, a clinical psychologist and former teacher, said although ‘helicopter’ and ‘lawnmower’ parents were popular colloquial terms, her study proved that professionals recognised it was a problem. “Parents are typically doing the best job they can do and this type of parenting is done with the best of intensions and out of love,” she said. “However, more effort doesn’t necessarily produce a better child. There may be a point at which effort can become harmful.” Examples of excessive parenting cited in the study included a parent cutting up a 10-year-old’s food, forbidding a 17-year-old to catch a train to school or confronting other parents about why their child was not invited to a classmate’s birthday party. Ms Locke said ‘overparenting’ could be classed into three categories: • very high responsiveness: a parent tries to become best friends with the child, thinks their child is always right, or is

in constant contact with them; • low demands on a child: a parent helps their child avoid an unpleasant life by driving them everywhere or catering to all of their requests, or a parent demands the child’s school alters its policies in areas such as discipline to suit their child; • high demands on a child: a parent places high emphasis on their child’s achievements in their school and social life and overschedules the child’s time. “Parenting professionals are concerned overparenting reduces a child’s resilience and life skills because they’ve never had to face any difficulties,” Ms Locke said. “It could also create a sense of entitlement in children. If they have someone constantly making their life perfect, they expect everybody to make their life perfect for them.” Ms Locke said the paper, which was published in the Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, showed that schools were struggling with the demands of overly enthusiastic parents. “Experts are saying that the school then becomes responsible for the child having a charmed life,” she said. “This is having a huge impact on schools. Not only are schools responsible for teaching students, but they have to manage parents’ extreme expectations as well.” Ms Locke said although overparenting had always existed, she believed it was more widespread. “These days overparenting is virtually perceived as being ideal parenting,” she said.

Council courts youth advisors engage some of the participants in youth advisory roles. “I was lucky enough to be a guest speaker over the five day course and it was great to hear some different perspectives from younger people,” he said. “There was a very diverse range of students that attended the course and it was very interesting listening to them speak confidently about their passions and what the future holds.” The Young Innovators Summer School covered a number of subjects over the five days including: Software for the Brain + Lateral Thinking Training The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs The Amazing Brain + Toxic Thinking The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs The Innovators Action Plan + Extensive Thought Software Training Community, Cultural and Family Services Portfolio Councillor, George Seymour said the program was designed to help young people build confidence and improve their leadership and public speaking skills. Local student Chris Mackinga works on his “The program was open to local youth public speaking skills during the Young Innoaged 15-18 years and I hope as a Council vators Summer School in Hervey Bay. we can engage with them further in the Council is looking to the region’s youth future. for inspiration. For more information contact FCRC Youth Following the success of the Young Innoand Community Development Officer Ele vators Summer School, Councillor Darren Jenkins on 1300 79 49 29 or email Everard said Council was now looking to


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Miss Gladys comes home Made in Maryborough, made to last By Jocelyn Watts Steering Miss Gladys into the city reach of the Mary River was a proud moment for Bill Langer of Langer’s Broadway Shoe Store, and for Maryborough. Two days after the store celebrated its 87th birthday, Mr Langer steered the 75-yearold timber boat, built by his grandfather Henry and named after his aunt Gladys (who died in early adulthood), from Saltwater Creek to the Mary River Marina. “It was great honour,” Mr Langer said after docking at the marina on Sunday, January 13. “My grandfather would have been very proud and Dad

would have been too. We came from the Hervey Bay Boat Club this morning and I steered from Saltwater Creek. “I had a runabout a few years ago but I’ve never steered this kind of boat before. It’s also the first time I’ve been on Miss Gladys because she was commandeered by the Royal Australian Navy during World War II.” The 44-foot boat, handcrafted over six years from Queensland Karri timber off Fraser Island, was launched in Wharf Street, Maryborough, in 1937 as a Langer family fishing boat. Today, the timber vessel is hiding her age well, which is a strong testament to the shipbuilding expertise of Maryborough’s Mr Langer. Current owner Brad Bishop said his father bought Miss Gladys from an advertisement published in Brisbane and lived on her until his death. “It’s a privilege for me to now own the one-of-a-kind handcrafted boat,” Mr Bishop said. “I had her restored in 2007. Most renovations were cosmetic with no structural work other than the replacement of

Cousins Gordon Kemp (left) and Bill Langer of Maryborough help bring Miss Gladys back to Maryborough with current owner Brad Bishop (right). Gordon and Bill’s fathers helped Bill’s grandfather Henry build the timber boat. Photos: Jocelyn Watts

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Fraser Coast Foodies alive and cooking The council has teamed up with the Fraser Coast Health Service to help people learn basic cooking, meal planning and budgeting skills. As part of the new Fraser Coast Foodies program, volunteers are being trained to help participants learn new skills in the kitchen. FCRC Healthy Communities coordinator Nicole McBride said the program was a great way to kick start a healthier lifestyle. “We are looking to recruit volunteers who enjoy cooking with people in small groups,” she said.

“They don’t have to be chefs to volunteer; good people skills are more important than being a great cook.” Every Foodie will be fully trained, provided with practical resources and will have access to an ingredients fund and cooking kit. “The aim of the program is to teach people healthy cooking, nutrition and budgeting skills, which they can then pass on to friends or family and people who will benefit. Councillor for Health, Education and Training, Robert Garland said getting healthy meal on the table each night can be a challenge for some people.

AIEMnet relocates to Maryborough TAFE This month Australian Industry Engineering and Manufacturing Network (AIEMnet) is relocating offices in Maryborough from “The Globe” on Cheapside Street to the Nagel Street campus of the Wide Bay Institute of TAFE. AIEMnet is an industry-based alliance focused on securing additional work and building supply chains for its members, while building economic growth and creating additional employment outcomes. AIEMnet has also elected to perform an additional role in the development of micro, home-based and small business in the Wide Bay Burnett region through the provision of incubators and advisory services. For further information about AIEMnet please contact Brian Arnold on 4121 7856 or 0447 217 856.

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Google hates you ... it’s a fact. By Stuart Livesey “The internet is fast becoming a “cesspool” where false information thrives. Brands are the solution, not the problem. Brands are how you sort out the cesspool.” Eric Schmidt. CEO, Google, October 2008 And that means that keeping your site ranking well in Google is becoming harder and harder and more and more small business websites are disappearing into pages deeper in the listings ... pages where no one goes. So what do you do? How do you keep on attracting traffic to your website and to your business? Well you could waste thousands of dollars on one of the many businesses out there that “guarantee” you a first page listing ... but never quite seem to manage to get you that listing. You could also try advertising on Google using what is known in the industry as pay-per-click advertising ... but that can get very expensive and you can burn a lot of money for not much result. Or you can go social and use the power of social media to spread the message about your business and what it can do for others. And there’s a real benefit in using social media ... it doesn’t have to cost you and arm and three legs ... you can do it yourself. It will take time to get established but then it comes down to just a few minutes a day but I have to tell you that it’s no more of a magic bullet than Google ever was ... but you can make it work for you if you’re prepared to be patient and not try any shortcuts. Making a start: Choosing the right social media platform is vital ... there are plenty to choose from ... but not all of them are right for your business and what may work for you won’t necessarily work for the business next door. To make it simple for our clients we recommend a choice of just three social media platforms and those are Facebook, Pinterest or LinkedIn. As I said a moment ago, each have their strengths and weaknesses and we’ll talk more about those next time but if you’re in a rush to start tapping into the social world give us a call on 4191 4413 and we’ll help you make the right choice and make the right start too. Stuart Livesey is a consultant to Total Website Management. He’s been making money online for himself, and for his clients, since 1998.

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“Over the last 12 months, it’s something we’ve worked hard to address. “The Fraser Coast Foodies will be an ongoing initiative and a permanent fixture on the Fraser Coast. It’s very exciting,’’ Cr Garland said. The next Fraser Coast Foodies cooking class will be held this month and is free of charge. For more information or to register as a Fraser Coast Foodies volunteer, contact Council’s Healthy Communities Coordinator Nicole McBride on 1300 79 49 29 or Fraser Coast Health Service Community Nutritionist Danielle Holt on 4122 8733.

Meet Dan Oakhill, Suncorp’s manager in Maryborough YOU know the best butcher, baker and coffee shop in Maryborough. Isn’t it time you knew the best Bank Branch Manager. Meet Dan Oakhill. Dan brings in-depth knowledge of community and local business to our branch. Dan can help you with a full range of banking needs. Come in and meet Dan and his team at the Maryborough Suncorp Bank branch at 213 Adelaide Street, or phone him on 4122 5188. Various products and services are provided by different entities of the Suncorp Group. The different entities in the Suncorp Group are not responsible or liable in respect of products or services provided by other entities in the Suncorp Group. Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722.



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have acclimatised to a changing global marketplace, particularly via their web presence. “Small and medium sized firms play a significant role in the Australian business economy, accounting for 98% of enterprises and 84% of jobs,” Ms Glavas said. “Despite this, most research in this area tends to focus on large multinational corporations. “It used to be very difficult for smaller businesses to export their

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Time for kids to Get Started

Member for Maryborough, Anne Maddern has announced applications are now open for the Get Started component of the State Government’s $18 million grassroots funding support program. Mrs Maddern said $6 million had been allocated to the Get Started program over the next three years, which would provide up to 40,000 vouchers. “Get Started is designed to help kids who can least afford, or would other-

wise benefit from getting involved in sport, with vouchers of up to $150 to help pay for membership and participation fees at a registered club,” Mrs Maddern said. The funding will be distributed in two rounds each year on a first come, first served basis. Application forms for Get Started, as well as information on the Get Going and Get Playing components

of Get in the Game, are now available online at “Get Going will see $10,000 grants paid directly to local sporting clubs to help them grow through the purchase of new sporting equipment or the promotion of new membership initiatives,” Mrs Maddern said. “The Get Playing program will provide $100,000 grants for clubs to upgrade or replace existing facilities and infrastructure.

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A lot of history in Dale’s Mini Mart The shop on the corner of John and Churchill streets, Maryborough, currently owned and operated by Gordon and Isobel Dale, has a long history. Back in the 1930s it was known as Lunds. In 1958 it was owned by Jack Casey, and was known as Bay Road Used Cars. In the 1980s the business was called Rudy’s. Gordon and Isobel thought it was in keeping with the history to name their shop Dale’s Mini Mart. The store has been expanded and the stock increased for your convenience. Isobel and Gordon are proud to offer hassle free shopping, easy access and off-street parking. Gordon said the customers love the new look store and the fact that they don’t have to go down town.

ABOVE: 2013 - Gordon Dale outside Dale’s Mini Mart. Inset: Lunds in the 1930s. RIGHT: Jack Casey’s car business in 1958. LEFT: Rudy’s service station in the 1980s.

Exhibition reveals shell-shocked nation The legacy of sorrow endured by thousands of Australians following World War I is revealed in a National Archives of Australia touring exhibition now open at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by Mapping our Anzacs,

an innovative and popular website encouraging users to explore the collection and create and share content. Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice explores the personal impact of war on Australian men, women and children, and the nation’s

A ward for the totally and permanently incapacitated in an Anzac Hostel, 1919, one of the fascinating images in the National Archives of Australia touring exhibition, Shell-Shocked: Australia After Armistice, on display at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. Photo courtesy NAA: A7342, Album 1.

attempts to recover from the loss or injury of almost threequarters of its soldiers serving overseas. It shows how the nation channelled its grief into public commemoration, honouring the fallen with national monuments and ubiquitous small town memorials. The exhibition features photographs, personal letters, service files and memorabilia from the National Archives collection. Mapping our Anzacs presents information on servicemen and their communities in a fundamentally different way, using Google Maps technology. Visitors can explore some of the Archives most popular records, in particular World War I service records, and learn how to add personal photos, letters and other mementos using the online scrapbook. Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice is on view until 23 March at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, in the

This 1919 photograph of a millinery class for war widows shows how the Australian Government tried to assist families of killed and wounded servicemen after World War I. It features in ShellShocked: Australia After Armistice, a National Archives of Australia touring exhibition on display at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

Fraser Coast Cultural Centre, 166 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba (car park entry via Charles Street). The gallery is open 10am to 4pm daily and entry is free. For enquiries, telephone 4197 4206. Shell-Shocked is presented by the National Archives with

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