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HINTERLAND TIMES Sunshine Coast’s free independent news magazine

April 2013

Twins successful fundraising quest... story p4-5




James Greenshields on a charity walk to support army buddies

Teaching three generations of children to dance

Kim Kirkman employs the harp to bring emotional harmony

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From the Editor

APRIL 2013

Maleny Community Precinct Cr Jenny McKay responds ... The Council-owned, 122 hectare Maleny Community Precinct project has moved with glacial slowness since it began ten years ago. HT asked Cr Jenny McKay how this controversial project was proceeding in 2013. Her answers are un-edited: HT: Council has budgeted for work to start this year on the interpretative trails on the Maleny Community Precinct. How much has been allocated and how will it be applied during the next 12 months? Cr McKay: $401,000 has been budgeted this year and work has started, which includes the first stage from Pattemore House to Reynolds Crossing plus the bridge across the Southern Wetlands.However, the final route may vary slightly from the Master Plan as detailed design progresses and in response to localised environmental and terrain factors. HT: What progress has been achieved on a direct walking trail from the Maleny township, onto the Precinct and to Gardner’s Falls? Are there any solutions to the parking pressure? Cr McKay: Discussions have been ongoing with the owners of the land over which some of the trail network is planned. The initial boardwalk design to be constructed alongside the Riverside Shopping Centre has been provided to the Riverside Body Corporate and they are currently considering their options. This is part of the process. Parking issues have been strongly raised by the body corporate of the Riverside Shopping Centre. Officers have completed some preliminary work around two other options. I am cognisant that beginning of the walking trail will need to be clearly articulated in promotional material. HT: Since the Master Plan for the Precinct was finalised in 2010, there have been some significant changes – the involvement of UnityWater, the decision by the Sports & Rec group not to take up their lease, the proposal for the Maleny Equestrian Group to take up a Precinct lease. Do you think it is time to re-visit the Master Plan and say, survey the local community as to how they would now like to see the Precinct developed further? Cr McKay: Council has received applications from these community based organisations and Council considered some aspects of these requests at the March Ordinary Meeting. The Master Plan will be amended to reflect these changes and re-endorsed by Council HT: In 2012 Council announced it would either donate or provide a loan of $450,000 to assist the Maleny Golf Club start the first nine holes of its golf course. Can you now clarify whether this is to be a loan or a donation? Cr McKay: New legislation, the Local Government Regulation 2012 and Council's own Grants Policy provides the Legal Framework for addressing these community requests. Council can only provide grants to the community organisations consistent with these requirements. The current Community Grants Policy doesn’t have sufficient funds to cater for this type of development. Council has resolved that requests of this nature need to be considered by Council as part of the discussions for the capital works budget for 2013 - 2014. The Maleny Golf request will be considered during this process. HT: There has been some criticism in the local community about the performance of the Precinct Advisory Group i.e. it has been too focussed on sporting activities; there has been no communication with locals by the community representatives on the Precinct group; progress on the Precinct has been dominated by the needs of the proposed golf course. Can you respond to those specific criticisms and do you propose dismantling the Precinct Advisory Group in favour of a broader, more inclusive group that represents community interests outside of sport? Cr McKay: The volunteers of the Maleny Community Precinct have provided an invaluable resource for council as we have sought to deliver on the endorsed Master Plan. The community representatives on the stakeholders group have collectively represented hundreds of resident’s views and ideas and have used various mechanisms to report back to their membership the activity of the group. I am of the view that the community Precinct Advisory Group’s role, which was never intended to be ongoing has almost completed its intent and it is now for the current community occupants of the Precinct to determine the benefits, or not, of having a combined forum of stakeholders. As council moves towards providing leases and partnership arrangements to stakeholders as reflected in the Master Plan an alternative model may be considered.

Michael Berry

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Making News ... The Castle twins realise their dream of violin heaven War stress gets a helping hand from James Greenshields

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Linley Boyle’s three generations of dancing children

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Elaine Armstrong opens up her secret Zen garden

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COVER STORY Conondale twins, Rawhinia and Astar Castle have their hands on two antique German violins, thanks to many months of dedicated fund-raising. PHOTO: Leigh Robshaw Story P 4-5

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Bombo becomes a fitting memorial to Tony Vincent CHILDREN’S BOOK for 3-6 year-olds, to be launched this month, had an unusual birth. BOMBO The Wonder Dog is authored by Tony Vincent although he provided no text to the project. His wife Suzi explains: “My husband, Tony Vincent, died in 2011 from metastatic melanoma originating from his naval service during the Vietnam War. One of the pleasant and surprising side effects that occurred as this disease progressed during the last six weeks of his life was the creation of “Bombo the Wonder Dog”. “As my children and I spent a special and privileged time with Tony during this period, he entertained us daily with the adventures of “Bombo the Wonder Dog”. Bombo resembled our own dog Oggie and was black and very smart. We listened to very detailed stories including secret missions on nuclear submarines, train trips on New South Wales, and plane rides over Antarctica – with 10% discount for other dogs! At the suggestion of one of Tony’s doctors, and as a legacy to Tony, the family decided to publish a children’s book about Bombo.” Published children’s book author Jill Morris was asked to created the story of Bombo based on Tony’s ideas. “I realised Bombo was really expressing Tony’s own dreams,” says Jill. “So, I created Bombo’s voice to echo what I thought Tony might have been thinking. “There was no text to look at,” adds Jill, “but I asked Suzi to gather together every memory all the family had of the ‘stories’ about Bombo. I digested the lot and then sat around hoping some magic would happen – and it did.” Apart from Jill’s creative writing of clever rhymes, this small book came together with Sally Fisher as illustrator and Heather Gall as designer. Bombo the Wonder Dog is a delightfully simple story implementing many forms of transport throughout the book - which was Tony’s (and Bombo’s) passion. There is a theme of caring for others and making people happy. The story is suitable for both boys and girls from pre-school age to lower primary school level but … everyone will enjoy it. “As Tony died from a cancer attributed to his service during the Vietnam War,” says Suzi Vincent, “we have decided that all profits from the book will be donated to Legacy.”

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At 2pm on Saturday 13 April at the Treefrog Gallery, the Blackall Range team that created BOMBO THE WONDER DOG will help launch the book. “The expertise of these three talented ladies – Jill Morris, Sally Fisher and Heather Gall - has been pivotal in bringing the dream of Bombo the Wonder Dog into a reality,” says Suzi. An exhibition of Sally Fisher’s original illustrations for Bombo will follow at the TreeFrog Gallery for two weeks then there is an exhibition at the Maleny Library. Bombo will be sold for $15 with $5 going to Legacy. The book will be available for sale at Maleny’s TreeFrog Gallery, or directly from Suzi: Please include your address and phone number when emailing orders so your order can be processed as soon as payment has been received.

OB AND SAMANTHA OUTRIDGE have withdrawn their plans to construct a service station opposite the Maleny Primary School. “We don’t want to embroil our business in something that is controversial,” Rob told HT. “We certainly did not want a Woolworths type campaign against the IGA. “Our planners told us it was the best site and as far as being opposite the school, we were told that service station technology is so good these days that there aren’t the problems people are worried about.” Rob said he’s spent $50,000 plus on the development but is pragmatic about pulling the plug. “ We have learnt a lesson. I miscalculated. I thought unwisely that the community would have said these guys have been here for 18 years and they have pumped upwards of $2 million dollars into this community over that time. They have never done anything to hurt the community, nor would they. So, we will at least listen to the facts.” But we were targeted right from the word go, and we said Whoa! What’s going on here? People were blogging and bashing the hell out of our business. It was a very small section of the community that got emotional, and the facts had no place. We had to think about the potential damage to our IGA business. So, we are not going ahead and there is no plan B. Recent information provided to HT from independent planners reveals that the current planning scheme would likely view a service station as an “inconsistent use” on Bunya Street. The key issue being increasing traffic congestion on this main road into and out of town.


Top: Tony and Suzi Vincent. Above: The Vincents’ dog Oggie on whom the character Bombo was based. Below left: Cover of Tony’s book for children, Bombo Below: Writer Jill Morris (right) and book designer, Heather Gall with artist, Sally Fisher inset.

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This time last year, the Hinterland Times published a story about Conondale twin violinists Rawhinia and Astar Castle and their quest to raise money to buy better violins in order to progress their music careers. We’re happy to share the news that they reached their goal sooner than expected. They recently purchased two beautiful antique German violins and are now ready to take on the world.

HE TWINS have spent a solid year playing at fundraising concerts and weddings, busking, baking biscuits to sell and accepting donations from far and wide and Katusha says it was the Hinterland Times article that really kickstarted the fundraising. “People started calling offering help, ideas and money, mostly from around here, but also from around Australia — from Melbourne and north Queensland. Without that article these violins would not be here today. “However, shortly after the article was published last year we realised we had underestimated the amount of funds we would need to raise”. They were finally able to raise most of the money to buy two 100-year-old German violins, however they had to borrow the last $3000 and are still paying off the debt. After searching every violin shop in Brisbane, they found their instruments at the workshop of Brisbane master violin maker John Simmers. Simmers had bought the violins at auctions in Europe, then impeccably restored them and had them for sale in his workshop. He was so impressed with the girls’ efforts, he gave them an extremely generous discount for each instrument, and a beautiful handcrafted German bow each.


“They have an incredible teacher, Spiros Rantos from the University of Queensand, and they had to take their instruments to him to make sure they were up to standard,” says Katusha. “We took numerous violins to Spiros, which meant paying a week’s insurance each time. He was very impressed with both of these violins.” The girls can’t wipe the smiles off their faces as they take their treasured new violins out of their cases and place them carefully on the table to show them off. Astar’s violin is made of a deep reddish maple and was made by German master craftsman Heinrich Theodore Heberlein jr in 1914. Rawhinia’s violin is a honey-coloured maple made by Albin L. Paulus jr for the Royal Court of Saxony. It is a very rare ‘female’ violin with a one-piece back, which creates a warmer sound (most violins are made with two pieces of wood with a seam down the middle). “We tried countless violins and these were the first ones we liked,” says Rawhinia and Astar adds, “Sound is really individual, you have to fall in love with it.”

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Far Left: Rawhinia, Katusha and Astar. Inset: the two, 100 year-old German violins. Above: The girls with Brisbane master violin maker, John Simmers. Right: Rawhinia and Astar play outside the Maleny Marketplace.

“I’m really proud they’ve had the stay-in power to keep going and achieve their goal,” says their mother Katusha, a single parent who supports her daughters every step of the way. “It’s quite a wonderful thing to see your children learn. Violin is a very hard instrument to learn, and you have to have a lot of resilience, tolerance and patience with yourself. The girls laugh as they admit they make lots of mistakes and say the trick is trying to cover them up and not being too hard on themselves. The girls were set on becoming violinists from the age of two and a half, and they saved to buy their first violins at six. Now at 14, after nearly five years of lessons, they are studying for their grade 8 AMEB exam (Australian Music Exam Board). The university acceptance level is grade 6. “In the grade 7 exam they both got A-plus high distinctions, which are hardly ever given out,” says Katusha. “It is a real honour.” Despite their exceptional musical talents and academic intelligence — they are studying senior years at distance education and are doing the beginnings of first year university level maths for fun — the girls come across as unpretentious, giggly, cheeky 14-year-olds not at all lacking in humility. They like to give their time to worthy causes, having played at fundraisers for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, the Make A Wish Foundation and The Kids Like Nick Foundation. “They performed at a palliative care unit at Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, and they bought all the beds out into the courtyard and made tents with the sheets,” says Katusha. “One of the patients had been a violinist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and her favourite piece of music was [Pachelbel’s] Canon. The girls didn’t know that, but they played that piece and the lady passed away just afterwards.” In another big boost to their careers, the twins have just received a scholarship from the Queensland branch of the Country Women’s Association to pay a year’s worth of fees

for the Queensland Youth Orchestra, and they’re excited to be joining the orchestra on a trip to Canberra to play for Australia’s leaders at Parliament House in June. “There are 85 of us going down,” says Aster, and both girls light up with excitement when asked if their mum is going. “No!” they answer in unison with a shared glint of mischief in their eyes. Most of the musicians are of university age and the girls openly admit they like to play ‘twin tricks’ on them. Sounds like it’s going to be a fun trip. Astar and Rawhinia hope to go to the University of Queensland and do a double major in maths and music, adding they have dreams of studying engineering and quantum physics and applying it to live performance. One of the biggest highlights of their career was meeting and playing for Nigel Kennedy. Next they’d love to meet and play for Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov. Their ultimate goal is to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and at the rate this determined, disciplined pair is achieving their goals, you get the feeling it may well happen in the not too distant future. THANK YOU ... from Katusha, Astar and Rawhinia: “A huge thank you to Michael Berry and Faith Biagent and the Hinterland Times for helping to make our dream possible! Trudi Berg, Sally Buckner, the Maleny Auxiliary RSL, Neil Ann Booth at the Auditorium and Arts Performance Centre, and all of our supporters and friends who helped us to achieve our goal.” Thank you to Maleny Marketplace for its use as a photographic backdrop for this story.


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EV BROCKLEHURST lives in Eudlo, and helps to make life easier for the vision impaired for people all over Queensland. Through her work with SEDA (Seeing Eye Dogs Australia), she assists people who have little or no vision to ‘see’ again, through the eyes of their trusted dog guide. Bev has always loved dogs. Her first job was at the age of 12, when she worked in a boarding kennel in the Midlands of the UK. Bev clearly had a rapport with animals at an early age but as she grew older her parents gently directed her towards ‘getting a real job’. So, Bev as the dutiful daughter tried her hand at a few things, working in administration in a hospital, and later in a bank, but it seems that her fate was always meant to be with dogs. Finally, in 1999 she decided to leave the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she had been involved in what she saw as the boring task of drafting mortgages. It didn’t take her long to find what she was looking for. She took up a role working for Guide Dogs UK, who trained

her to work with dogs. “In that job, it was the dogs, and the people that matter; so working for the bank and working in hospital administration had certainly provided the people skills that I needed. Of course, I had always had the love of dogs anyway, so I just combined the two roles. It was the perfect job for me,” she says with a laugh. During the five years that Bev worked at Guide Dogs UK, she met her husband, Phil and she adds with a laugh that their “eyes met over a dog kennel”. They decided to move to Australia, to work for SEDA. It meant that they could still work with dogs, but reasoned that in Australia they got to do it in the sun. After getting their citizenship, the Brocklehursts bought a house in Eudlo on a few acres, which has been the perfect spot; combining the ‘best of both worlds’. Close to the coast, in the lovely hinterland, and not far from Brisbane Airport for when Bev needs to fly to visit carers in Cairns. Bev’s work at SEDA encompasses every aspect of the dog guide process. She looks after the Puppy Scheme, which means she finds volunteers to look after the puppies aged from 8 weeks up to 12-14 months. She also works on training the dogs, and trains the clients as well. “Training the people is harder than training the dogs,”

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James Greenshields ...

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Left: Combat Team Eagle (James’ organisation) conducting refuelling in the Southern Iraqi desert. Above: James with Iraq Army Bn who he helped train in preparation for them to deploy into Baghdad for the Surge in 2007.

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Below Left: James with the tail fin of a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) that was meant for his vehicle.

Over the last month, residents of Maleny might have seen a lone figure walking around the countryside with his pack on his back, and wondered what he’s up to. The man in question is North Maleny local, James Greenshields, in training for a 100km walk to raise funds for the Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust.


HE TRUST PROVIDES assistance to returned ADF veterans and their families, for rehabilitation from PTSD, and other issues relating to their military service. Spend an hour with mild mannered, devoted father James Greenshields, and it’s difficult to imagine him in the grip of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), playing out the fearful rage of emotions, when he battled with his own ‘black dog’. The fact is that PTSD can come through many different kinds of trauma. It can show up as a mild case of anxiety, debilitating deep depression, raging anger, or all of the above at once. Exact causes and symptoms of PTSD vary, as do the treatments available. Often it can be caused by a series of events, or circumstances which culminate together to create a hellish reality for the sufferer and their family. Until recently, in the military there was a stigma attached to PTSD, suggesting a weakness in the individual soldier. The recent book, Exit Wounds by



Major General, John Cantwell who suffers from PTSD, has done much to discount that stigma. James Greenshields also knows about PTSD ... after being hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq, he battled too with the shame and guilt of ‘not feeling good enough’ to do the job that he had been trained to do. Before being posted to Iraq, James moved up to Darwin with his family, for the last ten months of his Army training. He was preparing for a humanitarian mission to Iraq, commanding 110 soldiers. “ It was the culmination of 15 years of training,” says James. “Being invested with [the lives of ] 110 people, and being taken to do a job over there that was extremely dangerous. The weight of those lives really sits on your shoulders.” On his arrival at the Robertson Barracks, in Palmerston, to take command of his combat team, his eldest daughter Abby was a month old. As well as the responsibility for the task that lay ahead of him, James battled with worries about his young family, and his

own fears about whether he had what it takes to do what was needed of him. By the time he shipped out to Iraq in November 2006, his relationship with his wife, Kirsty, was strained to breaking point, and he had barely seen his daughter awake since she was born. “When Kirsty put me on that plane to Iraq she thought, ‘thank God that’s over, thank God he’s gone, because I can actually get on with my life and raise our daughter’.” James believes that the turning point for him was when he woke up in Iraq, one month into his tour and suddenly saw his relationship with Kirsty, through her eyes. He realised that he had given her nothing for the ten months before he went, and he had been so consumed with his work, that he couldn’t understand why she was upset at the time. There was nothing he could do to fix the mess of his relationship. He had to go on. Not long after this realisation, his company was hit by a roadside bomb while out on a mission. The force of the blow was so strong that it blew his helmet several metres away and he received shrapnel wounds to his right arm and head. He chose not to be evacuated, but remained with his men. Three others were wounded, with two evacuated by helicopter immediately, and one with severe leg wounds, flown to Germany and then home to Australia. James believes that it was a culmination of all of these significant life events intersecting, that had contributed to his own PTSD, when he finally arrived home in June 2007. Adjusting to life back in Australia, working to repair his relationship with his family, and coming to terms with his experiences in Iraq festered under the surface. James said he felt “like a coke bottle that’s shaken up and is ready to explode”. He fought with deep depression and anger, that made life almost impossible to live with himself.

The way forward for James was when he attended ‘The Mental Toolbox’ conference in Canberra, run by personal development coach, Paul Blackburn. James was struck by how the speaker

seemed to be telling his exact story, and after breaking down in tears, he began to rebuild his life, with the support of his wife, Kirsty. He now sees that the key ingredient in his recovery was realising that no one could heal him, he had to heal himself. He spent the next 18 months working with Paul’s program and he learnt that as long as he fed into the story of shame and guilt, he could not recover. “The first person I needed to forgive was myself.” James and Kirsty have since channelled their knowledge and experience into their own business that they facilitate together. “The Resilience Program” is a 12 month program where they assist people to recover from PTSD, depression and anxiety. Utilising many different forms of rehabilitation, including yoga and naturopathy, they engage with a team of advisors and specialists to create a holistic, integrated approach to developing resilience and healing trauma. Because of the stigma involved and the lack of information surrounding the illness, every year more people commit suicide from PTSD than are killed in active service, and often years after they come home. James hopes that the Fit For Freedom walk will raise awareness of PTSD and further de-stigmatise the disorder, so that more people feel able to reach out and seek the help that they need to recover. James believes that there is one core ingredient needed for overcoming PTSD, “you have to believe that you can, and you will”. Having experienced the depths of PTSD, and come through the other side, James is a walking example of recovery from the disorder. He joins 4 other veterans on a Fit for Freedom walk, from Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise from April 18-21 to raise money and awareness.

Right and below: James training for his Fit For Freedom walk around the Blackall Range. Bottom Left: James with Kirsty in their Maleny home. Bottm Right: James enjoys dad time with his two daughters, Abby and Penny.

To find out more information about the walk, or to donate to the ADF Assistance Trust go to and if you see James about, stop and say ‘hi’.



Linley Boyle ...

Living a life of creative dance... Linley Boyle has taught Bodysong Creative Dance in the hinterland for 27 years and is now teaching the children of her original students. She was awarded Citizen of the Year in the Palmwoods Australia Day ceremony in January for her outstanding contribution to arts and culture in the area.

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HE LITTLE GIRLS in Linley Boyle’s dance class are being frogs and dragonflies, hopping, leaping and dancing around Mooloolah Hall to soft instrumental music, twirling their skirts and giggling. They are lost in the pleasure of creative dance, allowing the music and the stories in their young minds to move them through the space in beautiful, fun ways that make them smile and laugh. The music is what you’d expect in a ballet class, but that’s where the similarities end. In Linley’s dance classes there are no rules or exams, but they do follow a structure within which students are free to express themselves. Linley doesn’t teach dance moves; she teaches creative expression, facilitating her students to access the depths of their imaginations. Linley studied ballet as a child growing up in Melbourne but didn’t enjoy the competitive atmosphere and “never really had the ballet body”. As a teenager she found Mangala Studios in Carlton, which taught a freer style of dance and discovered it was where her passion lay. “My parents always played classical music but it was heavy music, like Beethoven,” says Linley. Then I went to creative dance and we had Mozart and Vivaldi and it was a revelation. To move to it was just fantastic.”


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When Linley moved to Eudlo with her husband in 1979, her dance class was all she missed about the city. So in 1983, she started her own classes, later naming them Bodysong. “When I had my own kids I wanted them to do it, so I started experimenting with a group of kids from Chenrezig [Buddhist Institute at Eudlo]. A woman who used to visit asked me to do some classes in Brisbane and it grew from there.” Calm with the kind of quiet confidence children respond well to, Linley had been a teacher in Melbourne and had a dance and yoga background, so it felt like a natural progression to begin teaching her own classes. She started with one private class in Eudlo and now teaches six classes a week in Eudlo, Mooloolah, Palmwods and Woombye, as well as teaching three adult yoga classes. Her student numbers range from 45 to 75, and the ages range from Prep through to Year 12. She teaches mostly girls, but has one class in Woombye with five boys and three girls. “It’s hard sometimes to compete with hip hop, jazz and the more popular forms of dance that kids see on TV,” she says, though she has always had a steady stream of students. “A few of the parents are artistic and can see the benefit from an artistic point of view; they want their kids to use their imaginations. They choose this class because it’s not competitive, it’s fun and it’s for relaxation. “A lot of the parents say the kids will come to the class and do what we do at dancing and then go home and

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incorporate that into their play, which I think is really great.” Linley has avoided commercial forms of dance and music and uses props made from natural materials or culturally significant pieces she has collected while traveling overseas, such as colourful palm fans from Papua New Guinea, Vietnamese hats, bells or brass finger extensions from Thailand. “We use a lot of props and scarves and things. I’ve got a whole room full. It’s about children getting in touch with their own ability to express themselves through movement. Rather than imposing steps and routines on them, you set up an idea for them to explore in movement. There’s some skill work in terms of developing motor skills, but a lot is about social interaction and the dynamics within the group. “We do a lot of partner work and group work; they get a chance to be a leader and they learn how to be a follower. It really builds confidence and for imaginative kids, it’s a fantastic outlet for their creativity. “It’s really good to see kids who are shy and a bit introverted and you say, ‘OK you’re going to be the leader of this group’. To see that child be able to do that is really something. It works in reverse too, where some kids are quite dominant who want to be the leader all the time and then they have to be the follower. It’s good for them, they accept it.” Amelia Jacobson from Mooloolah attended Linley’s classes from the ages of eight to 17 and says they were a highlight of her youth. Amelia’s daughter Gabriella then went to Linley’s classes from the ages of five to ten. “Unlike today’s dance classes where it’s competitive and there’s so much pressure on students, Linley’s classes were different because they allowed individual creative expression,” says Amelia. “It really nourished my creativity and Linley’s teaching approach was really lovely. “She had, and still has, such a gentle manner and was really encouraging to all the students. We all had different abilities and in the class everyone treated each other with respect and Linley really fostered that. Each class was so diverse, she’d come up with incredible props and she provided so much stimulus to nourish the ideas of different students.” Amelia particularly remembers the excitement of the end-of-year performances at Nambour Civic Centre, which were fun without being stressful. The students only spent the last term preparing for them rather than the whole year, and costumes are kept simple. Linley fondly remembers one performance, called Freshwater, Saltwater. A Palmwoods ceramic artist by the name of Kari made large, smooth stones, which the dancers took to the Mooloolah River. Linley took photos of them dancing in the water with the stones, and later projected the photos to make a backdrop for the performance that brought the beauty of the river inside the venue. Exploring the natural world is a common theme in Linley’s classes. It’s not easy to come up with new ideas every week, so she writes her ideas in large notebooks and has filled nine. She’s currently compiling them into one book with thematically-based programs for other teachers to use, and she’s thinking about finding a former student to take on an apprenticeship, so as to pass on her knowledge. “I can’t see myself doing it forever and it would be nice for it to continue,” she says. “For the last ten years I’ve said I’ll go from year to year, and I’m still going. I love it, I really would miss it if I wasn’t doing it.”




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MALENY WOOD EXPO 2013 ... expect much more than wood! The first weekend in May brings the smell of fresh sawdust back to Maleny Showgrounds with the 2013 Maleny Wood Expo From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture, hosted by Barung Landcare for the 17th year. Promoting sustainable use of timber resources and concern for the ongoing availability of native timbers, dictates that wood exhibitors utilise only sustainably harvested native timbers, or weed or recycled timbers. Although small by comparison to its big city woodshow cousins, the Expo continues to attract both exhibitors and visitors who appreciate the ethic, the space and the ‘country’ atmosphere of the Maleny event. In 2012, more than 6,000 people flocked to the Expo in search of fine craftsmanship, original designs and a great day out in the hills. As well as the ‘woodies’ – the furniture makers, sculptors, chainsaw carvers, mobile millers and sellers of cut timber – visitors can glimpse the skills of the timber cutters who ‘opened up’ the region, and catch up with the very best in both hand-crafted traditional and high tech tools. There are plenty of activities for the kids, plants to purchase, environmental displays and more.

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As Expo Coordinator, Steve McLeish, says “The Expo has something for everyone – whether you love wood or just want a great day out in a great place.” “And when you’re ready for a break, pull up a hay bale, sit back, enjoy live music, street theatre and tasty food.” The Barung Nursery moves to town for the weekend walking the talk and encouraging visitors with even the smallest backyards to take home native plants and create habitat for our native fauna. And last but definitely not least, the foodies and entertainers are gearing up to keep the visitors fed and happy. These artists will make sure that everyone - from small children to grandparents - has a day to remember at the 2013 Maleny Wood Expo. The Maleny Wood Expo is supported by Tourism and Events Queensland’s Regional Development Program as part of a growing calendar of events throughout the state. For full program:

Record entries for Wootha Prize 2013 HE WINNERS of the annual Wootha Prize, themed “on 4 legs” on 2013, will be announced at the Official Opening on the evening of Friday 3rd May. Wootha organizers are delighted to announce that the three-person judging panel will consist of: Ms Linda Nathan, Editor of the Australian Wood Review; Mr Dave Southern, local master woodcraftsman responsible for the beautiful new red cedar doors at the recently renovated Maleny Community Centre; and wood artist and studio furniture maker, Mr Ross Annels, whose contemporary and innovative designs have




placed his work in homes and private collections around the world. The record number of pieces selected for the 2013 competition combined with the breadth of artistic interpretation of the theme this year will have the judges’ work cut out for them. The Wootha Prize Exhibition will be on show throughout the Expo weekend on the stage in the Main Pavilion. Following the Expo, the majority of pieces, including all prize-winning entries, will be on display at Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny from 7th to the 19th May.

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HREE VERY DIFFERENT master woodworkers will run WoodShed Workshops at this year’s Maleny wood Expo. Maleny’s Donald Powell, an award-winning wood sculptor, will give a Wood-carving Workshop each day. Don teaches extensively, contributes regularly to national wood magazines and received a Churchill Fellowship to study wood-carving teaching methods in 1996. A virtuoso carver, his work ranges from miniature to life size with a special affinity for realistically depicting figures, faces and wildlife. Don’s “Pandora’s Box” (pictured previous page) took equal first in the inaugural Wootha Prize competition in 2004. Another Maleny favourite, Richard Knight, will run several short Mortise and Tenon Workshops. Richard’s introductions to this

age-old technique can lead a creative woodworker anywhere and his sculptural art that doubles as functional rustic furniture is living proof. He combines new ideas with age-old techniques - including humble mortise and tenon joinery. Curt Swenson grew up in America’s Northeast surrounded by descendents of the original Pilgrims and Swedes - all furniture and house builders. A woodworker from age 12, Curt progressed to crafting the traditional Windsor chairs that graced his surrounds using the techniques and tools that have been employed for over 200 years. His workshops will teach the basics of chair construction. Students will take home the skills required to tackle construction of more advanced chairs – as well as a traditional milking stool. 2013 marks Curt’s tenth year as a Maleny Wood Expo exhibitor – his favourite show – and to celebrate he has donated a beautiful Windsor chair to the Wood Expo raffle (picture opposite page).

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Right: Don Powell is a master carver and previous winner of the Wootha Prize. Top Left: Curt Svenson uses 200 year-old tools and techniques in traditional chair making Below Left: Richard Knight even has youngsters queueing for his Mortise & Tenon workshops



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OBYN was not put off by the challenge, knowing that personal fitness would be the key to completing one of the world’s most challenging high-altitude treks without needing technical climbing skills. In Robyn’s view this 18 day, 130 mile trek, and 18,200 feet climb, scores a 5 out of 5 for the toughest mental and physical activity. The Roberton family were prepared physically - Robyn, Ian , Breanna 23, James 21, Alexander 18 and Tessa 16 and niece Larissa 20 - spent months in training for cardiac and strength to enable them to make the distance. Leaving home on 28 November 2012, and flying via Hong Kong to Katmandu, the family met up with another couple of friends and their Sherpa guides and porters. After a couple of days in Kathmandu, being fitted with the right gear, poles, polar jackets, Gortex outfits, and hats, the first challenge was the flight to Lucla, the small village in the mountains where all the treks begin. And Robyn goes on to tell the story, “We were all loaded onto a little Twin Otter plane that rattled and clanged and had very basic navigation instruments. Little windscreen wipers scratched across the windscreen. We had been warned to keep our seatbelts tight because the turbulence could be was so strong we would hit our heads on the roof of the plane. Thanks to God, we had a smooth flight and landed safely on the shortest airstrip in the world. ‘ We had a team of six Sherpas looking after us, and with the knowledge of our main guide, Nwawong ,who had taken a group to the Summit in 2008, I knew we were in good hands. The tracks were narrow and dusty, and we shared them


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Above: With a view of Mt Everest in the background (left to right) back row: James, Alexander, Ian. Front row: Tessa, Brea, Robyn. Larissa in front.

Kala Patta. This was James’s 21st birthday so there was great excitement for him even in the extreme cold. We enjoyed many different views of Everest and most days we were blessed with beautiful clear blue skies and sunshine, so weatherwise the trekking was very comfortable. Nights dropped in temperature to around minus 10 degrees and extra layers of clothing went on after 4pm. The food and accommodation exceeded our expectations, staying in basic but comfortable lodges in two bed rooms. No showers or flushing toilets gave way to lots of jokes, interesting odours and personal challenges. The heating consisted of a Yak dung and kerosene heater in the middle of a communal dining area where we were treated with yummy food from a full menu at each meal. Anything from pancakes, pizza or steak, muesli, fried eggs or omelettes. Each morning we were woken with a hot cup of lemon tea in bed. Arriving back at Lucla ready for our flight out, bad weather meant no planes were flying. After waiting around for two days, helicopters were finally sent up from Kathmandu to collect us. This was another highlight as there was one for the boys and one for the girls. The 45 minute ride took us over the most amazing area of the Himalayas, not often seen by plane. These high hills were sprinkled with villages terraced with walking tracks and cultivated gardens. Again, no vehicles until we got closer to Kathmandu. Everyone walks. We had an amazing view of Everest by helicopter and feel so enriched by the experience. Trekking to the top of the world is certainly one of those life experiences that will hold some incredible memories for us all. I am sure we will be telling stories for many years to come. And maybe we will be an inspiration for others to take on the challenge. And yes, I would do it all again.

Far left: Fun with the kids along the trek. Children were always keen to say hello. Far centre: James 21st birthday on December 13. Our highest point, 5445m and - 20 degrees Far right: A helicopter prepares to take the ‘boys’ back to Kathmandu Right: Robyn in training at Maleny Gym during 2012 Below: Ian and Robyn test their trekking endurance


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Elaine’s Secret Garden by Julie Shelton

For the last 27 years, Elaine Armstrong has tended her 40-acre property on a Bellthorpe hillside, coaxing the forest back to its natural state and planting thousands of trees and plants around her house. Julie Shelton walked through this peaceful garden to find out what motivates its creator.


T’S NOT AN EASY PROPERTY to get to, with its barely noticeable driveway that leads to a long and winding track overhung with branches and lantana. Then, when it seems that I might have taken a wrong turn, the eucalypt forest clears to reveal unfamiliar trees and suggestions of intriguing landscaping behind the hedging. As I get out of my car, a large wallaby glances at me sideways and bounds away, seemingly irritated by the invasion of her privacy. Elaine greets me shyly, her blonde hair pulled back into a loose ponytail and bright blue eyes shielded behind no-nonsense glasses. Extending her hand, I notice her fingernails are very short and ingrained with soil. The tell-tale sign of an inveterate gardener… We immediately head for the garden – partly because another shower looks imminent and partly because, I suspect, it’s where Elaine feels most comfortable. The entrance, while an old section of the garden, is still being built – testimony to the organic way in which this project has been undertaken. Here the visitor is reminded of the


biblical significance of gardens. “That’s Adam eating the apple under the influence of the snake, representing the destruction of nature,” explains Elaine. “Eve is holding a posy of flowers. This yin-yang is an ancient theme in gardens.” Elaine reveals that she made the Adam and Eve carvings, first in clay in order to make a latex cast into which concrete was poured. The mouldy weathering of the concrete makes them look centuries old. We meander over to one of the garden’s many ponds, where a single lotus flower adds a splash of colour. Behind us, beyond the formal garden boundary, is Elaine’s latest project. “This was all scrub, wattle and lantana,” she defines with a wave of her hands. “I’ve planted banksias, bottlebrushes and grasses because I’m turning the area into a wren, finch and honeyeater habitat. I’m just waiting for them to realise it.” Back inside the border, we continue the tour. Elaine’s garden features a number of discrete areas connected by mossy paths and stone steps.


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“It’s constantly changing,” she reflects. “It’s becoming more natives, grasses and wildflowers.” Whimsical sculptures, collected objects and artistic ensembles nestle in harmony with sensual rocks and feature plants, while heavily perfumed plants, such as flowering Melaleucas and Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow, provide olefactory focal points. Mosses and fungi are everywhere – all the moss has grown naturally and makes the garden look older that it is. In one grotto, a small patch of Australia’s largest moss has established itself under a canopy of ferns. Similarly, delicate native flowers, such as baby bluebells, have selfsowed all over the garden. Located in various places are thoughtful tilts of Elaine’s hat to agrarian poets and authors: a tribute to Wordsworth rests under a magnificent wisteria; a framed poem by Dylan Thomas (“Let Me Escape”) decorates the blue and ochre gazebo. The effect is delightful. Dodging a shower, we retire to Elaine’s rustic home, which features large open areas overlooking magnificent views of garden and forest. She lives alone here,

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spending non-gardening time in contemplation and crafting her art. On her verandah is a fascinating sculpture – another of Elaine’s works of art. In this instance, it represents an original story rather than any historical reference. “I’ve written a sweet, naïve story for children about Elizabeth and the Peace Dove – Elizabeth is the cat that turns the world into a garden and unites man with nature,” explains Elaine. “I’m looking for a publisher.” Elaine’s strong connection with nature is obvious. Growing up in western Queensland on a cattle property, she spent a large part of her childhood wandering around in the bush (“that’s what kids did!”). “Where I grew up, all the trees had been cut down and the scrub had been cleared,” says Elaine sadly. “It affected me deeply.” After years in New Guinea and then Brisbane, where she worked as a ‘lady gardener’, Elaine always intended to return to the bush. Having found a parcel of land that met her requirements for climate and water availability, her long-term plan was to restore the forest and gradually keep improving the block. However, over the last 27 years she’s realised that the forest is restoring itself. “I thought the whole 40 acres would be garden (eventually) but that was a bit ambitious,” she says with typical understatement. Elaine’s dream is to open her property to small groups

for contemplative retreats. But she’s not sure she is ready just yet. “I’ve thought about opening it up and perhaps getting involved in the Open Garden Scheme. But I think it’s nowhere near good enough – it requires 20-30 years more work!” Friends and garden experts beg to differ. Elaine was recently visited by Claire Takacs, a renowned photographer who won several categories of the 2012 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition run by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. Claire assured Elaine that, while there is certainly work to be done, people would still come. “I’ve got to fix up the road and look at facilities, which are still very basic,” Elaine acknowledges. “My two-fold problem is not having enough assistance or money – one of my sons helps out occasionally but I do most of it on my meagre income. Opening it up to visitors would help pay for my future plans.” Meanwhile, Elaine spends as much of her time as she can in the garden – during winter she can be found there from dawn until dusk – creating ever more features and encouraging habitat for the birds, including Rainbow Pittas, Paradise Riflebirds and Regent Bowerbirds. “All the birds that were originally here have come back,” says Elaine, smiling. “I love it when the birds come in, it’s when I know things are happening.”


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obvious to build on that reputation.” feeling... and I think you can only do that with smallish “But my feeling was I don’t really want to come to a properties... I think once you get to 40 rooms that would place that is Thailand or Europe in the hinterland. I say to be difficult. everyone who works at our properties... I want to come to “To be honest, it is a passion to want to show these a place that’s really Australian with a flavour of either places at their best. And yes, you have to charge a certain European or Thai, mountain lodge or country cottage. It’s amount, but I don’t think our places are expensive. I think important to recognise that we are all living in a they are good value. multicultural Australia and I think we have done that “I am currently coining a new phrase for the whole mixing of cultures well.” group ... retreats where people feel cared for in relaxed luxury. Jude Turner’s design and management skills are guided The important thing for me is the relaxed aspect. I never by an art teaching background and a country girl common wanted to create anything that was stuffy and upmarket. sense definition of what is comfort and good quality. She That isn’t what I think Australia is.” has a hand in all levels from Jude Turner returns to the landscaping the grounds on question of scale versus all Spicers properties to economic viability. Can you choice of furniture fabrics and provide something small, restaurant menus. And in the special and high quality that kitchens, her views are well enough people can, and want respected by her chefs. These to buy? include Cameron Matthews “What I have learnt over the whose Long Apron restaurant years is that it can’t be just at Spicers Clovelly Estate has about the rooms. You need to 2 Chef Hats, and Daniel have all the parts working for Jarrett who took over from you. So, we are offering a Paul Blain at Spicers Tamarind whole experience ... a nicely Retreat & Spa, and quickly appointed room, great won Best New Restaurant in service, good restaurant , spa Top: Restaurant at Spicers Tamarind Retreat & Spa 2011. things if you want them, Below: David Assef, GM, Spicers Sunshine Coast “Paul Blain’s interest at the picnics in the country... Tamarind was more ‘street “So yes, I am hoping Thai’ and everyone loved his people realise it’s worth cooking,” says Jude. “But we paying enough. Because you have to allow all areas of our can’t actually produce all business, and each of our those things without actually chefs in particular, to add charging a certain amount. To their own flavours. I like to bring it all together is about think that I have enough of a having the right people who say that if Daniel here at the can sell the vision of what the Tamarind had said I want to guests can afford, to keep it do Italian pizzas, I would have going and have a business said that wouldn’t work,” she that people want to work in. adds with a broad smile. My quest is to keep it Jude Turner is also guided accessible, keep it affordable by a sense of scale. All the and make it pay.” Spicer resorts are high quality If anything drives Jude and considered small retreats with accommodation for up Turner it must be the notion that small is beautiful; that to 30 guests. So, are there enough visitors driving up to keeping her projects at a human level, keeps them the Blackall Range to make the two Spicers retreats good manageable and keeps her close involvement with those business. who run them. For example, she doesn’t hide her “Yes ... quality and cost ... we are always trying to make admiration for David Assef, the general manager of both enough to put back into each property. I didn’t go into this Blackall Range resorts, and wishes she could have more thinking I could make a lot of money. Mass market retail is like him. a whole other thing, which we aren’t into here. So, where next for Jude Turner, because she admits to “I think it is important to keep the feeling that these having a host of ideas running through her mind? places are small and that people keep wanting to come “I have been looking for a long time at creating a beach back. It is also very important to us that our staff like to front property. I have some land at Ballina but I don’t want work here. I have no interest in a Sheraton type thing... to compete with Noosa or Byron Bay. What I would love to someone else can do that far better. do is an environmentally-friendly property. “So small is important to me because that’s where you And with a thoughtful smile she adds, “Something can offer the level of service and almost a home-like different will always keep me excited.”

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Having your own private harp recital with an internationally-acclaimed classical musician is a blissful experience, as Leigh Robshaw discovered. HE ROOM is set up like a massage room, with salt lamps and soft lighting, a smattering of healing crystals atop a side table, a leafy plant and a cosy rug. But instead of a massage table in the centre of the room, there’s a comfortable recliner and beside it, a 39-string harp. Kim Kirkman chooses a crystal for me to hold and I settle back into the chair as he begins to pluck the strings of this most angelic of instruments, its soothing notes washing over me for the next 30 minutes. The Sound Spa is an apt name for this unique music therapy, which could best be described as a massage for the soul. I feel relaxed and calm afterwards, in a grounded way that feels very different to other therapies that can leave you feeling somewhat spaced out. It’s an honour to be treated to a private recital by this acclaimed musician, who has performed around the world with his internationallyacclaimed group the Ten Tenors, of which he was co-owner, musical director and a member.


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An only child, Kim says being in the Ten Tenors was like having ten brothers. “I had to learn a lot about myself and fitting in with people,” he says. “Creatively we could do whatever I liked. I was trained as a classical musician so it took a while before I delved into the world of pop. A highlight was playing at the Spiegeltent in Berlin. We did six shows a week there for four weeks. A lot of us had never been overseas and the whole thing was very exciting.” Originally trained as a violist, Kim completed postgraduate studies in voice and has an esteemed career in music and teaching. He has conducted choirs, orchestras and mixed ensembles in Australia and overseas and worked as a soloist, scriptwriter and composer. He was a university lecturer in music at Central Queensland University in Mackay from 2004 to 2012, before relocating to Crystal Waters with his family. He’s now conducting the Crystal Waters Community Choir and the Maleny Tapestry Choir, as well as running the Sound Spa at Montville and his home at Crystal Waters. It’s clear music is this man’s life, however using music for therapy is a new adventure. “I moved down here from Mackay away from the hustle and bustle of the mining world and if I saw another high vis shirt I was going to scream. I’ve been thinking over the years I wanted to do more with music

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other than just entertainment. I wanted to take it a bit further. The healing side of music really came into my thoughts and so I started this in February this year.” Kim says although he’d been working as a musician for years, he wanted to be more creative with music and took up harp as a form of creative therapy, along with painting and sculpture. “There seems to be a kind of consciousness towards the harp as being an instrument of healing,” he says. “It goes back to the ancient Greeks, with their legends of Orpheus, who played the harp or lyre. Unlike the guitar, violin and piano, where you strike the string towards the end of the string near the soundboard, with the harp you don’t; you strike it exactly in the middle and it has more ring to it. You’re forced to play it slowly because it rings too much and sounds muddy. It gives you a chance to think about how each note has a sort of meaning. Some notes for me have certain colours and with some notes, their relationship to other notes mean something. For example, a minor third is sad and a major six is like a shifting towards something else.” Kim has been studying with the International Harp Therapy program, learning how to play the harp for healing by combing the Celtic healing cycle, Greek modes for music composition and the Chinese five elements. Story continued page31

Bite My Biscuit is an Australian owned business established in 2004 by Paul Edwards, a chef for over 22 years. Based in Brisbane, he specialises in making amazing shortbread biscuits using traditional methods, all natural ingredients, no food colourings or preservatives and with good wholesome butter. All biscuits are handmade in his kitchen which has achieved a 5 star rating for food safety and hygiene standards from Brisbane City Council's Eat Safe Brisbane program since 2010. Testimonials like these ... "Just tried the passion fruit macaroon - OMG it is amazing" Nicole L. April, 2012 • "I just ate your Thai Banana, Manuka honey biscuit and I'm in delicious biscuit love!" Rhiannon S. March, 2012 “Oh my Goodness!! This place is fantastic. Try the Pecan praline cookies. " Tamara P. October, 2011 ... will make you want to check out the biscuit bottles on the front counter at Colin James to tantalise your taste buds with one of Paul’s biscuits. Our range varies, so if your favourite isn’t there just try another, you won’t be disappointed. PS. There’s also a yummy gluten free range too.

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Touring though Yudanaka, Shigayama, Nozawa, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa & Kyoto

Other highlights are a visit to the Matsumoto Castle built in1597. Shirakawa and Gokayama both world heritage listed villages … try your hand at paper making. No tour to Japan is complete without a visit to Kyoto once the Capital of Japan. Here in the quiet back alleys you will find elegant inns, beautiful gardens, shops and artisans who for over a thousand years have made Kyoto the “Hana no Miyako” the Flowering Capital. This one off unique small group journeys to Japan is limited to just sixteen travellers and is fully escorted by local Japan Specialist Jan Hutton.Jan is more than happy to discuss further details with you. Touring for 16 Nights / 15 Days the land only cost is $4500.00 per person twin share we feel is excellent value.

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maleny Cappricios Pizzas Traditional Italian food. Licensed Restaurant. Open Tue - Fri 4pm-10pm. Sat & Sun 11.30am-10pm Riverside Centre – 5499 9444

Colin James Fine Foods Try our famous freshly made sorbet, gelati and ice cream cakes. Light snacks and lunches including a wide selection of gluten free options. Great coffee. 37 Maple Street – 5494 2860

King Ludwig’s German Restaurant & Klaushouse Mountain Bar Authentic home style cuisine. 25 German beers. Lunch 10.00am Wed- Sun, Dinner 6.00pm Fri & Sat Bookings recommended. Great mountain views. Private functions & special events. 401 Mountain View Road – 5499 9377

Maple 3 Cafe Real food. Real Service. Venue available for functions. Fabulous meals in a cafe setting in the heart of town. 3 Maple Street – 5499 9177

Maudy’s Extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with finest steaks on the Hinterland. Vegetarians catered for. Dinner Wed - Sat. Lunch Fri - Sun. Breakfast w/ends. 466 Maleny Kenilworth Road – 5494 4411

Pomodoras on Obi Obi Obi creek & treetop views. “Slowfood” philosophy. Restaurant, Cabins, Functions. Montville organic coffee. Tues–Thurs 10:00–9:00pm Fri 10:00–10:00pm Sat 9:00–10:00pm; Sun 9:00–3:00pm 18 Lawyer Street, Maleny – 5429 6543

Reserve Restaurant Cellar A la carte lunches and dinners. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11.30am. 840 Landsborough-Maleny Road – 5435 2288


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Montville Gourmet Pizza & Cafe

Innovative Thai & Asian Cuisine. Dinner Tues - Sun Lunch Fri - Sun. Reservations essential. 88 Obi Lane South (above Gardners Falls) – 1300 311 429

Gourmet Pizza, Pasta & Salads. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days noon till 8.00pm 202 Main Street (next to bottle shop) – 5442 9505

Poets Cafe

The Terrace Award-winning Seafood Restaurant. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. Cnr. Maleny-Landsborough Road and Mountain View Road – 5494 3700

The Upfront Club Licensed restaurant. Daily blackboard specials & takeaway. Live music. Preview performers Breakfast & lunch 7 days. Open dinner from 5.30pm Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat. 31 Maple Street – 5494 2592

Superb food in a rainforest setting. Open for breakfast & lunch. Dinner Friday & Saturday nights. 167 Main Street – 5478 5479

Secrets on the Lake Cafe & Gallery Enjoy Devonshire Teas, homemade cakes, or lunch on the deck overlooking the lake then browse through the gallery. Open 9am-4pm. Group bookings welcome. Sunday breakfast 8.30am-11.30am. Licensed. bookings essential. 207 Narrows Road – 5478 5888

The Edge Restaurant Savour our delicious modern cuisine on the deck overlooking stunning views. The perfect location to enjoy a champagne breakfast, leisurely lunch, or coffee & cake. Open daily 8.30am -4.00 pm. Licensed Mayfield Centre 127-133 Main Street – 5442 9344

montville Elements at Montville Fabulous teahouse, interiors and gift store overlooking the Kondalilla falls. Open Wed - Mon 8am - 4.00ish. Delish breakfast. Light lunches. Home baked goodies. Limited seating. Small functions welcome. Bridal and Baby Showers a must. 38 Kondalilla Falls Road – 5478 6212

Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant Visit this 100 acre property for wine tasting, wine sales, a la carte lunch & magnificent views. The perfect function venue. Thurs – Mon 10.30 – 5.30pm. Gourmet Sun Brunch 9.30 -11.30am Book ahead. Closed Tues & Wed. 249 Western Avenue – 5478 5920

Montville Cafe Bar Grill Great food at pub prices. Fully licenced. Blend of modern Aust. cuisine & home-style cooking. Courtesy Bus 7 days from 5.30pm. Live music Fri night, Sat & Sun 12-4pm. Club 90 jackpot $1000 Fri night. 10.00am-10.00pm daily. 126 Main Street – 5478 5535

WE ARE PROUD OF ALL OUR AWARDS, BUT YOU JUDGE FOR YOURSELF Licensed cafe open 7 days. Enjoy a delicious lunch on our verandah.

The Long Apron’ Restaurant Winner Best Prestige Restaurant in Qld 2011. Our modern European menu offers a ‘Table d Hote’ & 5 or 10 course degustation. Open daily for breakfast 8-10.a.m. Lunch Fri-Sun. Dinner Wed-Mon Spicers Clovelly Estate, 68 Balmoral Rd – 1300 272 897

The Montville Coffee Pot Relaxed dining friendly service. Home style cooking using fresh ingredients. Hearty breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches & burgers, fresh salads, open grills, vegetarian & vegan meals, yummy cakes, Poffertjes. Locally roasted coffee prepared by qualified baristas.Wi-Fi Hotspot 8.15am - 5.00pm - 7 days Village Square, 168 Main Street – 5478 5522

Wild Rocket @ Misty’s Delicious seasonal, local, organic, homemade cuisine. Warm friendly service, professional baristas. Unique historic venue. Cosy dining. Intimate functions. Lunch & dinner. Closed Mons exc public holidays. Bookings appreciated. 142 Main Street – 5478 5560

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King Ludwigs Restaurant & Bavarian Beer Bar King Ludwigs Restaurant and its Bavarian Beer Bar is perfectly positioned to take in the views of the Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay. Give Barbara & Klaus and their team a yodel to reserve your table for an authentic dining experience in their little piece of Bavaria in the Hinterland and try one of their many brews, Prost!

Best steaks on the coast. Fresh local seafood. Bistro menu to suit everyone. Open 7 days. 28-34 Main Street – 1300 PALMWOODS

Sweethearts Cafe

07 54 999 377 401 Mountain View Road, Maleny 4552

Bellavista Pizza & Pasta Licensed restaurant, take away & bar. Great views. Pizza, pasta, a la carte, gelato, coffee, dine-in or takeaway. Open 5 days 2.00 - 9.00pm Wed - Sun. Lunch Sat & Sun from 12 noon. Shop 8, 1 Post Office Road – 5445 7722

Le Jardin Garden Centre & Cafe Fabulous French Cafe in a garden setting. Superb coffee, pastries & light lunches at great prices. Open 9am to 4.30pm. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Look for the red umbrellas! 342 Flaxton Drive - 5445 7077

Flaxton Gardens Tranquil elegance in an area of natural beauty. Restaurant, Bar, Events. Sunday and Wednesday 9.00am-4.00pm. Thursday - Saturday 9.00am - 9.00pm 313 Flaxton Drive – 5445 7450

Le Relais Bressan Sensational French Cuisine. Great 3 Course set menu $27.50 except Fri & Sat night. Open lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. 344 Flaxton Drive – 5445 7157

Organic Coffee & Home Cooking. Organic Salads & Gluten Free House Baked Cakes. All Day "BIG" Brekky and "BIG” Veggie Brekky. Open every day except Monday and Tuesday. Follow us on Facebook or 2 Anzac Road, Eudlo – 5445 9665

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Authentic curries and Tandoori cuisine. Curry Club nights every second Wednesday of each month. Eat as much as you can for $25 with a bottle of complementary Indian beer. Dinner- 7 days 5pm til late. Dine in or takeaway. Fully licensed & BYO (wine only) Air--conditioned. 1 Koorawatha Lane, Palmwoods - 5445 9882

Palmwoods Hotel

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Grain free and gluten free. Mon - Fri 8am – 3.30pm. All day breakfast & seasonal lunch menu. Sat mornings – live music, seasonal lunch platters, all day breakfast – 8am – 2pm. 16 Queen Street – 5441 3510

woombye The Woombye Pub Open daily for lunch and dinner with a range of fresh hand prepared dishes using the best local produce. $13 weekday lunches plus a host of weekly dinner offers. See the full menu at

A taste of the Country. Fabulous steaks & other dishes to please everyone. Eat inside in our new Bistro or outside in our new Bistro Garden. Open lunch & dinner 7 days. Cnr Mawhinney Street & Beerwah Parade 1300 BEERWAH

cedarton Chateau Cedarton Restaurant & Function Centre - Authentic European flavours. Celebrate special occasions - wedding, anniversaries, fundraising, club events, or theme nights Fully licensed venue. Group bookings from 6 adults. Range of affordable bed & breakfast, and other packages. Mob: 0431 234 760 2 Cedarton Dve, Cedarton – 5496 1789


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Julia’s Inspiration: crash through or crash “There is a better way to achieve your aims: Bob Hawe and Paul Keating showed that there was. ” ASTER – surely an appropriate time for Julia Gillard to break the mould of her prime ministership and declare peace. After all, her long time foe Kevin Rudd is now finally vanquished and, as the humble backbench member for Griffith, he is once again off to tour the furthest reaches of the earth. He is unlikely to disappear from the news altogether; a Rudd-obsessed media will see to that. But if not entirely out of sight, he can be considered out of mind, which gives Gillard the breathing space to reassess the situation and to decide if, at last, it is time to give peace a chance. It is true that as the leader of a minority government and the first woman to hold the office she has been the target of unremitting hostility from large sections of the media; she did not start all the battles. But she has certainly given as good as she gets, and in recent times appears to adopt the somewhat unchristian slogan of the late unlamented Joh Bjelke-Petersen: Do unto others as they would do unto you, but do it first. And this has meant that Australia has become a country somewhat like Oceania in George Orwell’s dystopia 1984: always at war with somebody,


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“It must be some small comfort to know that her enemies frequently adopt exactly the same approach.” somewhere. It doesn’t matter whom, let alone why: war is the natural state of things. War is Peace. Thus every announcement becomes a new bulletin from some front or other; good news only means a transitory victory in the never ending struggle against the enemy, whoever it may be. To be fair, it did not start with Gillard, or with Rudd; John Howard had his own feuds and vendettas against the unions and asylum seekers and the so-called elites, to name but three. But Howard always maintained that he was trying to unite the populace, not divide it – that he was governing for all Australians. “The things that unite us are greater than the things that divide us,” he proclaimed constantly. In practice this was not quite true: not only did he make every attempt to demonise and marginalise his enemies but he lavishly rewarded his friends (and those he sought to make his friends) with tax cuts and handouts. But he maintained the façade: his announcements were always couched in terms of the public good. For instance, the massive re-direction of funds from public health and education to the private sector was always portrayed as reforms in the best interests of patients and pupils. But when the government changed, so did the story. As the Global Financial Crisis took hold, Kevin Rudd penned an essay denouncing the failure of the advocates of free market capitalism, which of course included the business establishment of Australia. And in 2010 his long-awaited response to Ken Henry’s tax review was not to take a broad approach to reform, but to attack the mining industry for not paying its fair share. He may have been factually correct, but it was a political blunder which Gillard was to magnify and repeat. She mended fences with the miners, but only by capitulating to their demands; immediately afterwards her new deputy, Wayne Swan, made it clear that the war was far from over with a savage personalised assault on some of the mining magnates. Instead of attempting genuine tax reform by an inclusive process that brought the parties together in the manner of Bob Hawke’s famous summits, it was us against them, no holds

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barred. In trying to implement Andrew Wilkie’s demands for measures to protect gambling addicts, Gillard took the same approach to the clubs industry, with the same result: a politically costly back down. It was not all defeat: Nicola Roxon’s head on clash with the tobacco industry over plain packaging ended with a spectacular victory. But the atmosphere was always one of crisis, of confrontation, of resorting to battle without having tried negotiation first. Gillard spelled out her approach in her speeches to the AWU and ACTU conferences this year: she was with the workers and the unions, no ifs and no buts, one side right and one side wrong, and she would not be taking a backward step. And she didn’t: the next confrontation was Stephen Conroy’s ultimatum on media reform. It invited and received massive retaliation and ended in tears. And now Gillard and Swan are preparing for a showdown with the superannuation industry ... There is a better way to achieve your aims: Bob Hawke and Paul Keating showed that there was. And even if Gillard lacks the vision and resources available to those two grandmasters of politics, she could always emulate Howard and finesse things through using cunning and trickery. But it appears that she has decided to go further back in history for her inspiration: to Gough Whitlam and his all or nothing maxim, crash through or crash. But even here she has missed the point: before Whitlam reached the point of no return, he spent months, even years, in careful preparation; the cultivation of allies, the discussion of tactics, painstaking surveys of the battleground. And even then it was a weapon of last resort, only to be used after all other strategies had failed. With Gillard, it appears to be her first and only choice. It must be some small comfort to know that her enemies frequently adopt exactly the same approach. Is there anything sillier than to read in The Australian constant exhortations to Gillard to be more consultative, more ready to listen to a broad range of opinion, more – yes – tolerant of dissent? This, while every other page of the paper is devoted to Rupert Murdoch’s Generalissimo Chris Mitchell’s crusades against union bosses, the Greens, the ABC, the Fairfax press, public school teachers, intellectuals, chardonnay quaffers, latte sippers, political correctness, Julian Assange, Tim Flannery ... But of course, that’s all right. That’s a free press just doing its job. Julia Gillard’s in a quite different position. I mean, it’s not as if Rupert Murdoch and Chris Mitchell are trying to run the country. Well, is it?

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Nathaniel beats his drum...

Nathaniel Combs from Rhythm Culture, a local business in Palmwoods will be returning from Mali, West Africa after a one month study tour with the world famous ensemble Bwazan with Bassidi Kone. Nathaniel will be providing locals of the Sunshine Coast an opportunity to experience a raw Malian rhythms in a 10 week course @ The Palmwoods Hall. Beginners, families and children 8+ are invited to take part in this unique program. Classes start Tuesday April 9th 6-7pm. Drums are provided.

The inaugural Great Noosa Trail Walk scheduled for 5-7 October is a three day journey that will showcase the natural and cultural landscape of the Noosa hinterland known locally as Noosa Country. Walkers undertake the walk at their own pace with time to enjoy the landscape, local cafes, antique shops and attractions encountered on route. A reasonable level of walking fitness is required, but this is not a race. Plenty of time is allowed to complete each day’s walk. Trail guides will be on the route providing assistance and information about the history and landscape. Camping accommodation is provided in camping grounds in Pomona and Cooran or alternatively accommodation is available at numerous guest houses. A shuttle bus will transfer all camping gear, as well as be available to collect tired walkers. For itinerary, bookings and more information:

"I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and Nathaniel for organising and providing such a wonderful drumming performance at our Woodford, Deception Bay and Caboolture sites.” Lisa Crawford, Early Childhood Manager, Caboolture Early Years Centre. Bookings are essential $165 x 10 classes Ph 0434 585 992 for bookings

No more no-fly zones

Holden in mint condition

Richard Davies, Production Director at Maleny-based Sound Images video company is known as gadget man for good reason. He is a hobbyist, who enjoys flying remote control combat gliders, so it wasn’t such a stretch for him to invent his own aerial filming platform ... called a UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle. Richard has mounted a compact action digital camera on the UAV that shoots in full HD. But this is no boy’s toy nor is it simply a hobby lark. Richard has been shooting aerial videos for advertising clients like Mazda Sunshine Coast. He can send his UAV from 30 - 100 feet up to shoot streetscapes and building fly-overs. His invention saves a fortune on restrictive helicopter shoots which of course, is good for business.

A 1951 Holden sedan 48215 (FX) will bring back memories of the 1950s at the Nambour Museum on Saturday, 13 April, from 10am-4pm. The iconic Aussie car, owned by Cliff (pictured above) and Jean Hultgren, of Nambour, and its mate a 1953 Holden Sedan manufactured just prior to the well-remembered FJ, will take pride of place at the museum along with other 50s treasures. Mr and Mrs Hultgren said they are the second owners of the 1951 car which was purchased brand new in Nambour from Marshall’s Garage which later changed its name to Williams’ Garage. With just 64,000 miles on the speedo, the car is in beautiful condition, and 62 years from its date of manufacture, continues to take its owners for runs from time to time. Admission is $4 adults, $1 school children, with stall, refreshments and a raffle available. Info. Ph 5441 2083


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Our office is on the move to an exciting new location in Mapleton. After 14 happy years in Montville we are now opting for a change of scenery. From the 1st May our new location will be Shop 2 / Cnr Post Office Road & Obi Obi Road, Mapleton (opposite Mapleton Hotel). The important thing to note is our contact details will remain the same. Our office will be very easy for buyers to find and visible from all roads leading into Mapleton. • Neat & tidy brick home close to the village of Mapleton • Master bedroom has ensuite plus walk-in-robe • Open plan living including kitchen, lounge & dining • Spacious kitchen with large pantry & gas stove • Large pergola with easterly aspect over terraced gardens • Recently refreshed -inside painted in neutral colour • Features: 30,000 litre tank & security screens throughout • Dbl lockup garage sectioned off with internal door & wall • To give multi purpose room ideal for home base business • Short walk to cafes, doctor, school & other conveniences



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Plenty of parking options include behind the Hotel, at the back of our new building & on Delicia Road near the Lilyponds. We will continue to offer our 7 day service and the team will remain the same, Roger, Monica, Lara & Elaine. We are also excited about our fresh new website offering tips for buying or selling Real Estate plus showcasing all of our listings.

Please call in and see us at our new office after the 1st of May!

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Queenslander-style living with magnificent gardens Deck, verandah & courtyard with outdoor pizza oven Lower level would suit dual occupancy or work from home Lower level incl. gym room, bathroom, laundry & kitchen Elevated NW aspect looking out over the lush gardens Established veggie garden, fruit orchard & mature trees Huge workshop + large shed suitable for large caravan 3 phase power to the shed and house Water supply of 10,000 gallon tank + 3,000 gallon tank Centrally located in Flaxton within 4 minutes to Montville



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For more information and to organise a personal viewing of any of these properties please telephone Roger Loughnan Real Estate on (07) 5478 5288 or visit our office at 136 Main Street, Montville. Open 7 days Email: HINTERLAND TIMES - APRIL 2013



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Occupier’s Liability An accident causing someone injury in your home does not necessarily mean that you as the occupier is liable for that injury. As an occupier you are only liable if an accident is caused by your failure to take ‘reasonable care’ to protect the person being injured. The key words are ‘reasonable care’. As you may have suspected already there is no hard and fast rule about what amounts to ‘reasonable care’ or lack of such care. It depends very much on the nature of the premises, the type of danger and the reason for entry. An example is a defective staircase in a house would be a danger to most people but would not be a danger to the tradesperson engaged to fix the staircase. You may think that provided your visitor has been warned of the danger then this would be sufficient to protect you from liability. However a warning is not always sufficient to protect you from liability. The occupier’s duty is to take ‘reasonable care’ to protect your visitor from danger – not simply to warn your visitor of the danger. Sometimes a warning may be sufficient but other times not depending on the type of danger. What of a person who enters your premises without your permission – a trespasser? The law holds that if you know or you have reason to suspect that a trespasser is on your premises, you have a duty to that trespasser to take reasonable care to protect that person from injury. This duty does vary depending on the circumstances. An example here would be the requirement on you to fence a pool to prevent a child trespasser from being injured or drowned. Finally, a landlord has a statutory duty, under the Residential Tenancies Act (Qld) 1994, to keep premises in good order and repair. A landlord may be liable if a tenant is injured on the premises, the injuries occurred as a result of the landlord’s

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... landscaping the Range for the past 24 years Growing nutritious and healthy food in your own garden is one of the most rewarding and positive experiences for the whole family. Food grown in healthy,organically rich soil free of chemicals will ensure that your are consuming fresh health giving, nutrient rich produce. Much of the food bought in supermarkets is produce that has been grown in over chemically fertilized, over farmed depleted soils, then held in cold storage for long periods of time - food often from the season before the one now producing! If you feel you don't have the time to grow at least some of your own food, think again! Consider the time wasted in doctor's surgeries or hospitals from ill health or just a general lack of energy. Thankfully, vege gardens are making a comeback not only in backyards but

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also in school yards, nature strips and community gardens. When designing your new garden or renovating what's existing remember to include shrubs and trees that produce edible fruit along with a vege patch. In doing so consider such things as aspect relating to sun angles, protection from prevailing winds, soil type and ph, drainage, access and room for expansion. Maybe a chook pen close by (producing lovely organic fertilizer), an area for composting and general ease of care. Remember to use materials that do not leach toxic chemicals into the soil and use lots and lots of organic compost to conserve water. Growing your own food allows you to eat 'live' food, higher in mineral and vitamin content that tastes like the real thing! Encouraging our children and grandchildren to get involved in growing their own food is a life long gift and a great way to develop good eating habits that last. So, get your hands dirty and be healthy!

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Vale the Big Fig ... NE OF THE TRULY outstanding figures of our town passed away back in the January storms, and unfortunately this event has passed largely unnoticed. This quiet sentinel already stood tall when the first European settlers came to the range and cleared rainforest to establish the farms and town of Maleny. So passes the last big Fig in the small remnant rainforest at the north end of Centenary Drive - Ficus obliqua to the botanists, Small Leaf Fig to its friends. Its life started at least a few hundred years ago, when as a seed just a millimetre across was deposited in the crook of a branch of tall rainforest tree. In the small pocket of humus that had accumulated in the crook of this branch it germinated and sent forth two tiny green leaves that converted sunshine into food, while a tiny root followed a trail of moisture down the tree. Figs are not parasites even though they start life in the canopy. They do not tap into the sap of the tree they are growing on, instead they can only make use of rainfall and the moisture running down their host tree, they have no contact with the soil moisture perhaps 20-30 metres down below. But one day a decade or more after the little fig seedling germinated and its tiny leaves sprung forth, its roots finally reach the ground.


Now the game changes completely, the slow conservative growth that was dependant on regular rainfall to grow is no longer needed, finally the connection to soil moisture allows constant growth, all year round and the fig sends down more and more roots that get thicker and stronger and finally coalesce to form a trunk around the host tree (or victim!) which is slowly strangled and eventually rots away to leave the hollow trunks we see on the giant old figs. What I have described in a brief paragraph may take at least a century to take place! This tall guardian of the rainforest stood at least fifty metres high, soaring well above the tall trees that surrounded it, so high that birds in its canopy could probably get a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean or the Glass House Mountains! The Small Leaf Fig (Ficus obliqua) is small in leaf only; they can reach a height of 60 metres and can weigh in at tens if not a hundred of tons! Their fruit are small (approximately 10-12mm across) but produced in vast quantities that feed birds, possums and fruit bats ensuring the survival and spread of the figs themselves but also the wider ecosystem. But now what has stood for many hundreds of years is gone, and we are a smaller town for it.

Grasses... OME BARUNG CUSTOMERS and members have been enquiring recently about the availability of native grasses. Grasses belong to a specific and large family of plants and not all plants with strappy leaves are grasses. Our grass-like plants belong to several different families and are sorted out on the basis of their flower parts, which are usually small and can require significant magnification to identify. Some websites incorrectly suggest that Dianella for example is a grass, which it is not. Lomandras belong to a different group again and are often more accurately called mat rushes. Enquires about grasses generally relate to dryland conditions and a desire to reduce mowing or a wish to attract small birds such as finches. Dryland “grasses” frequently are grasses, whereas wetland “grasses” usually are not. For those who want to grow them, find out the preferred conditions for each species. Availability tends to be an issue because seed is needed first; no seed means no plants. However, species to look for are Poa labillardieri, Tussock



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Grass, a very attractive clumping grass with fine foliage, Cymbopogon refractus or Barbed Wire Grass with its seed heads reminiscent of barbed wire, Themeda australis, Kangaroo Grass and if available, Microlaena stipoides or Rice Meadow Grass. Two very useful understorey grasses on the eastern escarpment are Oplismenus and Ottochloa, both sprawling mat forming perennials. Seed may need to be collected from those who have them growing naturally. Be aware that Liriope, generally known as Mondo Grass, is a native of SE Asia and not a grass. Many small lomandras which are more grass-like are available as alternatives. Be wary also of Pennisetum alopecuroides, a true grass, which can be quite invasive and subsequently difficult to remove. Grasses are an important component of the landscape both aesthetically, for birds and for grazing and but we could do with more native species.


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TropEco*UpDate - V3 is now available! What's in the Spotlight Nominate now for the 2013 'Glossies' Nominate now for council’s 2013 Living Smart Awards, the ‘Glossies’. Residents, businesses and community groups can get involved in the region’s premier sustainability awards by nominating before Friday 24 May. The Glossies awards night will be held in June. For information on this year’s categories and to nominate visit council’s website.

Recycle right to avoid waste contamination It only takes one piece of a ceramic pot the size of your thumb nail to cause one tonne of recycled glass from the resource recovery centre to be rejected. Contaminating your recycling bin or green waste bin with the wrong items, such as plastic bags or ceramic, can affect community recycling efforts. Visit council's website for more information on recycling at home.

Many people interested in sustainable and innovative buildings have been impressed by the TropEco* homes built in Maleny several years ago. There is much more to these homes than their distinctive curved roofs and gently vaulted internal ceilings. These houses were built to road test an innovative timber framing system, developed by local building designer, Chris Rew. After much encouragement and positive feedback from neighbours, tenants, design colleagues and builders, we are excited to announce that TropEco* V3 is ready for online inspection. TropEco* V3 further refines this highly versatile system and we invite you to visit our web site to: .

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SC Art Prize closing date extended The closing date for entries in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2013 has been extended to Sunday 14 April. With over $45,000 to be awarded in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and tertiary student categories the SCAP attracts some of the best contemporary and emerging artists our nation has to offer. Visit the Sunshine Coast Art Prize website for more details and to apply online.

Annual Photographic Competition for 2014 Rotary Calendar Rotary Club of Maleny

Get your entries into the competition to be one of the thirteen photographs to appear in the 2014 Maleny Rotary Club Calendar.

School holiday program Entertain your family with council’s fun-filled free school holiday programs at libraries and galleries across the Coast. There are wii comps, an ‘ArtScool’, crafts, movies, cartoon workshops and more. Visit council’s library website for details and to book online.

Discover the CommunityHub Do you want to know what’s happening around the Sunshine Coast? Council’s online CommunityHub connects you to local community groups, events and activities. It’s like a ‘yellow pages directory’ for local groups and the arts community that you can search by name, category or location. Visit to connect with community groups and events across the region.

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Photographs must reflect the unique identity of Maleny and the Hinterland: • Community Spirit • Life and Lifestyle • Iconic Features • Scenery • Events Entry forms from Bi-Rite Electrical, Maleny or Montville Village News. Entries in 200 x 300mm landscape format must be delivered to Bi-Rite Electrical, Maple Street, Maleny.

Closing date - 10 June 2013 Questions? Contact: Lionel Tilley 5429 6629

Get the tools for school Make homework and study easier with a Tools for School session at libraries across the region from 16 – 24 April. The workshops, for Grades 7 to 12, showcase the huge array of free online content to help you with even the toughest assignments. Visit the libraries website for details and to book your Tools for School session or call 1300 542 727.

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Reduce mosquito breeding sites In warm periods after wet weather, the risk of mosquito breeding sites developing around residences increases. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses, so regular simple household actions to reduce or eliminate their breeding sites should be taken seriously. Visit council’s website for easy to follow hints and tips.













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The serendipity of second-hand bookshop browsing Contrary to popular opinion, bookshops are not going away. In fact, in Maleny’s main street, there are five shops selling books, a positive sign say those who still love bookshops, and proof, if any were needed that here is a town with soul.


Top: Children’s books are popular at ps:Books

F THE FIVE SHOPS selling books in Maleny, there are two which specialise in second-hand books. ps: Books run by Peter Shiotz has just re-opened as part of the Community Centre renovation. Further up Maple Street, the Maleny Bookshop, is run jointly by Chris Francis and Fiona Hunter. One of the great pleasures in entering a second-hand bookshop are the surprises you come across while rummaging. As author and rummager, Theodore Dalrymple has said, The joy of finding something that one did not know existed, and that is deeply interesting or connected in a totally unexpected way with one’s intellectual interests of the moment, is one of the great serendipitous rewards of browsing. For example, I discovered a Chart of Navigation Stars devised by eccentric yachtsman Francis Chichester at Maleny Bookshop. This amazing package was fascinating and I know nothing about navigation. Fiona told me that people sell treasures like these because the family sees no value in them and there’s often a clearing out of books when a senior family member passes away. Like Fiona and Chris, Peter Schiotz at ps: Books is always on the lookout for that breathtaking treasure that comes across his counter. While Fiona and Chris lean towards the fascinating obscurities which make browsing so appealing, Peter finds that contemporary fiction and children’s books draw visitors into his shop. In that context he says, don’t let anyone tell you that children are no longer reading books. It is my believe that the act of book fossicking, the joy of discovery and the act of treasure hunting, particularly in the second-hand bookshop, will survive Amazon, ebook readers, tweets and blog reviews. I really hope so...

Left: Fiona Hunter encourages browsing in Maleny Bookshop.

Centre left: Francis Chichester’s Star Recognition at Maleny Bookshop Centre right: Maleny Bookshop is a browser’s delight with quirky curios and delightful bookshop treasures Left: Peter Schiotz with another satisfied customer. His shelves of children’s books are popular along with modern fiction and nonfiction at ps:Books

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A Simple Life I was walking up a narrow forest track near Maleny Showgrounds recently, and I noticed a woman with a beautiful big dog on a leash, about 10 metres ahead. See how I described the dog as ‘beautiful’? It’s not dogs I have a problem with, it’s their owners. She stopped when she saw me. Woman and dog sussed me out. Woman narrowed gaze, dog pricked ears. Then I was inexplicably given the allclear and she RELEASED THE HOUND, who came hurtling down the hill and jumped all over me, licking my face and snapping its wet jaws an inch from my nose. I could smell the Pal on its breath. The owner must have noticed my discomfort. The angry scowl on my face probably gave it away. But all she did was have a good old laugh. Then she said: “If you don’t want her to jump on you, just tell her to sit.” She clearly loved her canine, and wanted me to love it too. But since when did having a big furry man-eater throw itself at you in a public place become an opt-out? It must be a country thing. I glared at her. “I don’t want to have to tell her to sit,” I said. “Why should I have to tell her to sit? I’m just out for a walk, minding my own business. I don’t want anyone or anything to throw itself at me and slobber all over my face, unless it’s my boyfriend. Or Johnny Depp.”

Hey lady ... not everyone thinks your dog is awesome! both strangers and dog owners themselves we hear about in the media on a regular basis. Most people have a dog attack story. My mum and our family’s small terrier were attacked by four dobermans off leashes in a park, while the owner did nothing. A friend was told when she visited someone’s house, “Oh go ahead, give her a pat, she wouldn’t hurt a fly”. So she did the obligatory owner-pleasing pat, only to have her hand badly bitten. And therein lies the problem: some people become so besotted with their dogs, they begin to think of them as humans. “I put the blame They’re part of the family, sure, and there’s squarely on the nothing like a dog’s love and loyalty. We’ve had some beautiful dogs in our family, so I owners, who neglect know. to train them, fence But they’re also territorial, protective, unpredictable and lethal in certain them in or put them circumstances — which is why amazing on leashes in public technology like fences and leashes were invented. places.” So, to the people I observe doing really dumb things with dogs, such as sitting them on their laps while they drive; allowing them to run unleashed around children’s parks; and Dogs, on the other hand, could do with reading a keeping them off-leash in an unfenced yard, few Allan Pease books. completely free to terrorise the postie and other It’s not their fault; I put the blame squarely on the defenseless passersby — stop. owners, who neglect to train them, fence them in or Not everyone thinks your dog is awesome. put them on leashes in public places. This results in consequences as mildly annoying as Leigh’s Blog: what happened to me, to the kinds of attacks on I don’t think she appreciated my reaction to her precious pooch’s uninvited outpouring of affection. Let’s face it: dogs don’t have a clue about personal space. They are like overexcited children with sharp teeth who poo everywhere and never grow up. Most humans intuitively respect a stranger’s body language signals and don’t intrude into that invisible no-go zone we put around ourselves of one to two metres.


Playing the Harp for Healing continued from p21

“I play in certain Greek modes in an order based around a fundamental note that is the resonant tone of the client,” says Kim. “Usually the resonant tone is worked out by the pitch that person speaks in. When they speak I’m listening for a certain frequency and then I check it against the harp. I think it’s our body’s way of saying it’s what we want. “I find with some people, when we’re working with the Greek mode, it’s the same notes but the way you arrange them has certain emotional effects. For some people it helps them to realise the way they look at their situation can be either good or bad, it’s not what happens to you but the way you think about it. The way the notes are arranged in your mind makes them happy or sad. I find sadness in the mode but transmute it in a way to make it happy.” Music has the ability to change brain waves and affect bodily states and functions though its ability to resonate through our bodies. Heart Math studies have measured pulse rate in relation to sound and shown the pulse speeding up or slowing down against the breathing cycle when music is played with an individual’s resonant tone, lowering blood pressure and having a measurable effect on stress reduction. “There are some studies where they play harp in palliative care and it decreases the rate of breath,

therefore increasing oxygen intake, however this is more of a qualitative than a quantitative experience,” says Kim. “It is experiential and everybody has as different result, because everyone is at a different place when they come here. My job is to intuit what they would like. “A lot of people say they are buzzing after the session, some say they’re energised yet relaxed. Another lady will sometimes cry as it shifts some emotions. The modes I play in, the certain Greek modes, tend to bring up emotions. Each one has a feeling, so when you work through that cycle it’s working through those feelings.” Kim says the therapy he offers is different to simply playing a relaxation CD at home because it is tailored to an individual. The music suits the breathing, the mood of the person and their resonant tone. “It’s combined with a healing intention,” says Kim. “I think that makes a big difference. It’s not just the notes, it’s the intention behind the notes in that moment that has an effect.” Kim conducts group sessions for people who want to try the experience before having an individual session. All sessions can be recorded onto a CD to take home. Tel: 0431 560 929



Maleny Film Society April 2013 screenings



Up the Kyber with Dad’s Army ...


Saturday April 6 Evening - 7.15pm

Les Untouchables Les Intouchables is based on a true story. Philippe, rich, uptight and white, is left paraplegic after an accident. He hires an unlikely home help carer, Driss; poor, exhuberant and black. In spite of their obvious differences, they soon develop a close relationship. Under Philippe's stern gaze and tutelage, Driss starts to acquire a work ethic and a sense of discipline. In exchange, Driss helps Philippe discover his appetite for life and a capacity for joy. France- Comedy - M - 112 min

Saturday April 20 Evening - 7.15pm

Lincoln The time is January 1865, a year before the end of the Civil War, in the space between Lincoln’s second election and his inauguration as President. Lincoln’s dilemma lies between achieving a compromising peace with the Confederates or persuading the House of Representatives to confirm the abolition of slavery by passing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. USA - Historical/drama - M - 150 min

Saturday April 27 Evening - 7.15pm

Searching for Sugarman This is the true story of a remarkable man. In the early ‘70s, Rodriguez, a Detroit folksinger had a short-lived recording career with only two, well received, but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became the voice of the anti apartheid movement for the next two decades, a phenomenon as big as The Beatles! Meanwhile Rodriguez lived in impoverished anonymity, and thousands of royalty dollars went missing. Sweden/UK -Documentary-M- 85m

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HE HISTORY OF Afghanistan over the past 200 years is too often a shabby story of desecration and destruction. Who doesn’t wonder for example, why the Western alliance is in Afghanistan today, killing and maiming, and being killed and maimed in return by a resistance group (Taliban) that comes straight out of the Middle Ages. You’d think we would have learnt something from when the British first invaded Afghanistan in 1839. This inglorious story is now magnificently documented by William Dalrymple in Return of a King (Bloomsbury). We may not have learnt anything since then but we at least know how to dress and equip our soldiers. When the Dad’s Army of 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through Afghani mountain passes in the Spring of 1839 they were led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos. They knew nothing of the tribal rivalries, let alone the growing schism between the Sunni and Shia sects, something that continues today. The Brits were there to re-install the King, Shah Shuja, to his throne simply because he best supported the East India Company ambitions in Afghanistan. More significant was the mistaken belief that if the English didn’t move in then the Russians would. This was called The Great Game for the nonsense it created of political intrigue and rival threats of invading armies from east and west. While Shah Shuja was at first re-installed, he was a poor politician in the clandestine world of Afghani tribal allegiances. The Brits then upset the locals by their licentious behaviour and within a couple of years Afghanis decided it was time to throw them out. However, getting out of the country proved to be much harder than getting in. The Afghan people rose in answer to the call for jihad and the country exploded into violent rebellion. As the


British wound their way in winter through the high passes, they were slaughtered, butchered and tortured in their thousands. The first Anglo-Afghan War ended in Britain’s greatest military humiliation of the 19th century: the entire army of the then most powerful nation in the world was ambushed in retreat and utterly routed by Afghan tribesmen. Dalrymple tells this as a masterful storyteller, using diaries and accounts to reveal astonishing acts of bravery and ludicrous decisions by idiotic military officers who had no idea what they were doing. As for history repeating itself, Dalrymple says, “there are of course striking parallels between the 21st century occupation of Afghanistan and that of 1839-42. There is real continuity in the impact of political geography on the evolution of both conflicts.” But as one Afghani notes in the book, “Afghanistan is like the crossroads for every nation that comes to power... but we do not have the strength to control our own destiny. Our fate is determined by our neighbours.” How true, and now let’s hope this book is never off the shelves of future military leaders and senior politicians, if only for Afghanistan’s sake. Michael Berry

Self-published memoir is a healing journey for Bill & Margie ILL AND MARGIE RICHTER’s self-published memoir, Radio Operator is described as a healing journey. That’s because Bill’s experience in the Army School of Signals and in Vietnam is part of the Vietnam Vet story, described in the book’s dedication as about, “those who have had a bit of a struggle since their return to Australia.” Radio Operator has given Bill and Margie the opportunity to explain their story and particularly Bill’s “re-discovery” of his Vietnam contribution, and eventual reaching out to seek help from the veteran community. It was this community that helped Bill with his claims resulting in his being granted a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension. Bill and Margie met in the Army and had their two boys within its protective boundaries. Margie had to leave the Army when she married but they still went on to posts in


Malaysia and Singapore. After Bill’s discharge in 1971 the couple eventually chose to be enfolded by the Conondale Ranges where Bill retraced his farming youth by planting vegetables and selling them to local markets and co-ops. Bill’s ailment was not a sudden traumatic war wound, but a stroke that quietly affected his hearing, physical movement and cognitive powers. His reticent steps into his first RSL in Maleny in the 1990s led him on the long route of exploring compensation for his incapacity and the selfless support of several wise RSL members. This book has clearly been a cathartic experience for Bill and for Margie, who has shared with Bill every step of the way. Radio Operator is self-published. It is $30 (P&P $9.50). from Bill & Margie Richter, PO Box 1110, Maleny Qld. 4552.

Australian Heroines of World War One: Gallipoli and the Western Front by Susanna De Vries This outstanding book is the story of eight courageous women, told through their diaries and letters with the addition of original photos and maps. The women came from different parts of Australia and from different backgrounds but all showed extraordinary strength and courage. Susanna recounts these stories with great empathy and brings vividly to light the hardship and suffering combined with the great ingenuity of these women. Tragically most were not recognised for their service and many returned to lives of deprivation and poverty. With the help of funding from Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, these stories have now been told. We are holding an event with Susanna on Tuesday 9th April at 6pm for 6.30 at Rosetta Books, 30 Maple Street, Maleny. Please phone for bookings. 54352134



The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee Each month Ramona – broadcaster, writer and former host of the Book Show on ABC –will choose a book and provide reading notes to be discussed at the end of the month. The first monthly conversation will be online at on Tuesday 30 April, at 8pm and Ramona’s first book for discussion will be “The Childhood of Jesus” by J.M Coetzee. The book tells the story of a small boy who has been separated from his parents and is adopted by a man named Simon. On arrival at their new destination, they have been assigned new names and birthdates – they are a people without a past. The search begins for David’s mother. But David questions “After we find her, what are we here for?” “Childhood of Jesus” is a relatively straight forward (but very moving) parable exploring ideas of morality without preaching or passing judgment. It is a thought provoking book.

Tree Changers...

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Kay and David McKelt Kay and David McKelt recently moved from the dry climes of Western Australia to rainy Maleny and have opened an eclectic homewares business in Montville. Here they talk to Julie Shelton. Why did you come here?

What would keep you here?

Kay: We were in Perth, where we have a Bedlam store that specialises in bed linen. We had more than one store but we got rid of all the others. Prior to Perth we were living in Melbourne and prior to that in Asia. We’ve travelled a fair bit and lived in most parts of Australia. We had intended to move here 10 years ago. The first time we came here was on holidays in the late nineties and we just loved it. We’d always had this in our minds and did consider moving here in 2003 but we decided to go back to Perth and open the businesses there. Then last year we thought if we don’t go soon, we’ll be dead! So we decided to bite the bullet and just do it! David: I jumped in the car and drove here. We knew we wanted to be in the Hinterland but we weren’t sure where. Fate took us to Maleny. We currently live in Reesville and we’ve bought a block in North Maleny. Kay: We’ve bought an old Queenslander home and will be moving it onto the property. Another project…!

Kay: We’ve got no intention of going!

What did you have to change in coming here? David: Well, we don’t go out at night! It’s too dark – it’s much cosier to stay at home and that’s very different for us. So we tend to lunch rather than dine. And we’re getting used to living on acreage, and learning about living with heavy rainfall and lots of grass growing. However, most of the changes have come about in our business, in the sense that we’ve had to go for a different type of retail. Montville is very different to what we had in Perth. People thought we were going to open a bedding shop but that was never going to happen because there isn’t the space to have all the beds, which you need to display the bedding. Kay: This is why we’ve tried to find an eclectic mix of giftware that is practical and also quirky. We’re still working on it. It’s only been a few weeks and it’s evolving already. We are getting to know what the locals are looking for and what the tourists like. David: The weather is a challenge. I’m originally from the UK but coming from Western Australia where it’s not really humid – just hot – the humidity here is taking some getting used to. Kay: Our children are grown up – our daughter is in Perth and our son is in Sydney. Both are coming to visit soon – our daughter has already been to Maleny and really likes it.

David: We’re on our fourth state and we have travelled around Australia. This is quite unique. A lot of people don’t know what’s here – the green rolling hills especially. People in Western Australia would love it here! It’s one of the prettiest parts of Australia, if not THE prettiest part. Kay: Retail is tremendously hard at the moment. We’ve got no plans to expand in this market. But I’ve got a background in bedding and we want to continue to do business through our website. David: Kay’s got quite a name for herself back in Western Australia as a bedding expert. That’s now available to everyone in the Hinterland. They just need to look at the website. We looked at doing things in Maleny but it was too hard. We are absolutely dependent on the tourist dollar. Then we looked at the number of visitors in Montville and that’s what drew us here. Would we look to expand? Probably not. But when retail gets better we might consider a franchise arrangement with someone else using our brand and us helping them to set it up. There are lots of things to be done with this business – for example, we want to expand the product range into outdoor homeware items. And we want to link up more with our website. We really want to get Bedlam in Montville off the ground and, more importantly, get our house done. Kay: Our hours are generally from 10am to 4pm but if there are people on the street we’ll stay open. We’ve heard that from Easter onward it can get pretty busy. Once we’ve got this up and running we’d like to get some people in and ease off from working 7 days a week so we can get things happening with the house. David: That’s the plan. No further than 12 months ahead.



Art Gallery Trail - Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Explore the breathtaking scenery of our Hinterland 1

... and discover the remarkable variety of galleries and talented local artists. Stay longer at any one of the region’s welcoming guest houses.

Lasting Impressions Gallery 6 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth Ph: 5446 0422 Artist: Ian Mastin “Cherries in Chinese Bowl” (acrylic on board)


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Secrets on the Lake Art Gallery

Obi Valley Woodworks


430 Hunsley Road Coolabine Ph: 5472 3996 Artist: Jack Wilms Sculpture, furniture, doors Open: weekends & most public holidays 10am-4pm Closed for October

207 Narrows Road, Montville Ph: 5478 5888 Gallery open seven days: 9am - 5pm Artist: Cathy Lawley


Illume Creations


Shop 4, ‘Mayfield’ Main Street Montville Ph: 5478 5440


“Surreal Sunrise” Artist - Tina Cooper


13 Rosebed St Gallery & Studio



13 Rosebed St, Eudlo Ph: 5457 3780 Open: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm E:



Artist: Ken Munsie Title: “Everywhere”

Manfred’s Wood & Antique Shop



Cnr Corks Pocket & Reesville Rds, Reesville Ph: 5494 3595 E:


Rocking chair & old-fashioned doll

Montville Art Gallery


138 Main St, Montville Ph: 5442 9211 Artist: Todd Whisson


Tree Frog Gallery

Maleny Showcase Jewellers

926 Montville Road, Maleny Enquiries Ph: 5435 2303 Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Monday 10am-4pm Works by local artists & art classes.

Shop 4, Riverside Centre, Maleny Ph: 5494 3477 “The Prodigy” Sterling silver pendant set with Trilliant Peridot & yellow citrine Designer: Jim Goulton

5 Main Street Gallery 167 Main Street (below Poets Cafe) Montville Ph: 5478 5050 Artist: Christopher Pope “Sacred Kingfisher and Pine” ( acrylic on board and framed)





11 Holden’s Gallery

Art On Cairncross Cairncross Corner, Maleny Ph: 5429 6404 Artist: Judith Rosenberg “Tea Party” - hand-coloured etching

38b Coral St, Maleny (cnr Coral & Myrtle Sts) Gallery & Picture Framing Ph: 5494 2100



Fables and Fantasies J

UDITH ROSENBERG has been an avid reader from childhood and from the written word her keen imagination has been fired in many directions over the years. Her established artistic career, especially as an etcher and print-maker, has flourished from this active mind. “Fables and Fantasies” is an exhibition spanning deep thought to sheer delight. We all know the story of the Emperor’s new clothes and what a rich source it continues to be as a metaphor for so much in modern life. Judith created the ‘Emperor’s Washing Line’, furthering the tale into new realms – were the clothes invisible or just in the wash? This fantasy opened a panoply of possibilities. ‘Harlequin’s Washing Line’ is a wonderful fanciful notion, while ‘The Shah’s Washing Line’ could be read as being

Feature Artist

Montville Art Gallery APRIL 2013

hung out to dry, but is lightened by the inclusion of a flying carpet. ‘The Pope’s Washing Line’ (completed in late 2012) suddenly has a prophetic nature – a clean start perhaps? – but was inspired by the mystery of costume and the power it has held across many cultures, over many centuries. Each of these is an etching in a limited edition of four, then hand-coloured with patience and detail. Other works include ‘Elephant’ which is actually fully clothed and regal, and ‘Unicorn’ which is au natural surrounded by plentiful, lush vegetation. ‘End of the Flood’ was a celebration of drier times post the 2011 Queensland floods – now sadly all too familiar again. However, it is a work about optimism and the future, born of the need to acknowledge the power of nature, but the rewards it will bring too. “Fables and Fantasies” is on display at ‘Art on Cairncross’ near Maleny from April 13– 28 and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It will enchant and amuse and it may also arouse enough curiosity to lead to reading out about the stories behind the artworks. For more details or images: Top right: The Emperor’s Horse (hand-coloured etching) Above: The Pope’s Washing Line (hand-coloured etching) Left: Eden (hand-coloured etching)

Natalie Dyer

April 2013

An artist of substance and diversity Natalie Dyer ORN IN ENGLAND, Natalie spent her childhood in many different countries including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, New Zealand and finally Australia. “Even though I was very young when we lived in Kenya, I have fond memories of our pet monkey, Chippy. I had a passion for animals and spent many hours sketching them,” Natalie told us. “When I was seventeen, I was offered a position in the art studio of a Sydney-based advertising agency. I also enrolled as a student at the School of Graphic Design in Sydney where training was rigorous and the students’ illustration, fine art and technical studio skills were highly developed.” After marrying, Natalie and her husband Chris set up a successful advertising art studio. “In 1996, with Chris and our four children, we moved to Brisbane where I taught art classes and began to paint professionally. “We then discovered the beautiful Sunshine Coast and established our home and studio there. Living and painting within the inspirational environment of Noosa was a life-changing experience. Demand for my paintings increased to such an extent, I was forced to give up teaching.” Today Natalie exhibits throughout Australia as well as in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Her paintings can also be found on many cruise ships. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, the Montville Art Gallery is located at 138 Main Street, Montville, opposite the Village Green. As from April 1, Natalie’s paintings can be viewed under “Exhibitions” on the gallery’s website:


MAY, 2013: Our feature artist will be award-winning plein-air artist, Todd Whisson.

Montville Art Gallery

138 Main Street, Montville, Qld. 4560 5442 9211 Open 9 to 5 daily Opposite the Village Green

Maleny Art Supplies is now located at 38a Coral Street Maleny Ph:54942977 Mon - Friday 9am-4pm HINTERLAND TIMES - APRIL 2013


C R E AT I V E C U T S Maleny’s Music Weekend

Palmy has Band of Frequencies

The Fergies top of Grassy Knoll

Progressive surf roots rockers Band of Frequencies have played all over the world with the likes of Donovan Frankenreiter, John Butler, Angus Stone and Ash Grunwald. Not to mention some of Australia’s premier festivals: Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. True believers in sounds beyond boundaries, Band of Frequencies draw their influences from a vast spectrum of roots, rock, electronic and psychedelic styles. Their signature blend comes from years of live experimentation, constantly pushing their influences into the creative fires to see what melts, what explodes and what merges. Catch Band Of Frequencies gracing the stage at the Palmwoods Hotel on Saturday April 6 from 8pm when they deliver their signature blend of progressive roots/rock.

The second Maleny Music Weekend is gathering momentum with more musicians, more stalls, in fact more of everything... it takes place on the Maleny Showgrounds from 19-21 April. Weekend coordinator Noel Gardner said it’s hard to select key acts from such a great line-up, but he thinks Gold Coast Japanese Taiko drumming band Kizuna (pictured below) will be a high-energy highlight, with eastern-European comedy music and dance act “Slavka and Zivko” launching their combination of musical perfection and bizarre humour also not to be missed. Highly acclaimed musical funny man Martin Pearson returns to the place where his career started many years ago. Fans of Irish music will appreciate Brisbane-based Sásta, while the younger (and younger-at-heart) contingent will enjoy the Hayden Hack Infusion. Maleny recent resident Linsey Pollak, a veteran of many festivals around the world, will present his “Live and Loopy” show, and also lead Maleny’s “Unusual Suspects” Macedonian-style gypsy street band. Also: The Rusty Datsuns,(pictured above), Ange Takats, The Lamplights, and many more. There are echoes of the successful Maleny Folk Festival about the Weekend which was staged at the Showgrounds for 16 years. For example, the plethora of musical sounds and drum beats will include fiddles, guitars, mandolins, voices, djembes, saxophones, bouzoukis, didgeridoos and taiko drums. There’ll also be stalls selling food, drink, clothing etc; licensed bars, camping, jam sessions, street acts and all everything to guarantee a festival to remember. And if you head to the website at: by Monday April 15 you can buy your discount weekend ticket for just $65 (adults) and $50 (under-18’s). Full-price weekend and day tickets will be available at the gate. The Maleny Music Weekend committee is looking for volunteers to help make the festival run smoothly. Two, four-hour shifts get you a free weekend ticket and the satisfaction of knowing you have been involved in something beautiful. To volunteer, please send an email to Mick Toner, volunteer coordinator: For full program details andhow to buy tickets, please head to

Also on the Palmwoods Hotel line-up during April is the ever-present Mason Rack Band. Mason Rack has been recognised as a born entertainer - growing up playing percusion at the age of six with his musicion father Billy Rack. Progressing to drums at age eight, Mason was able to play any style of music. For the next four years Mason developed a natural rhythm that is now part of his soul and way of life. Mason picked up a guitar in his early years and mastered the genre of blues and rock which is his true passion. His stage performance is an experience in itself. With more than 2000 shows performed including major music festivals throughout Australia and Canada, the musician shows no signs of slowing down. The raspy vocals of lead frontman Mason Rack have been described by fans as one on the sexiest voices in the blues music scene with flashes from Tom Waits and Led Zeppelin. Joining Mason at the Palmwoods Hotel on Saturday April 20 from 8pm are Aza Anson on drums, and Michael ‘Blacky’ Cole on bass.

The Grassy Knoll Festival, celebrating youths arts and culture of the Moreton Bay region, kicks off on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the three million dollar refurbished Caboolture town square with over 30 artists. That's a lot of 3's' and it's a whole lotta gig. The Grassy Knoll is the first youth event to activate the Square by presenting young indie artists from theMoreton Bay region. With a mash of music, performance, a youth arts market, live visual art and zineworkshops, the arvo event encourages you to picnic in a scene, set to a skewed Wonderland theme. A FREE afternoon, running from 12 noon to 5pm, with a line up of stage performances by TheFergies (pictured above - previously Freak Morice), Mark Lowndes (former Australia's Got Talent runner-up), poetry slamTenda McFly, twin-talent Sista Burley, Little Buffalo, the captivating Samm Osborne, Meldale's KeyonieBolton and jAR. Combine this with hula hooping, live art, stalls by creatives and sponsors, along withscheduled workshops, and you'll be blown away by the sea of talent. The Grassy Knoll, Saturday, April 13, 12 Noon – 5pm, Caboolture Town Square, corner of King and Hasking Street, Caboolture.

Barleyshakes at the Upfront Club

The Barleyshakes will perform their special brand of Celtic music as part of their Weekend Away tour at Maleny’s Upfront Club on Friday April 12. Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influences who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. The tradition of Irish music is long, deep and wide and remarkably brilliant. That the Barleyshakes manage to hold hands with this awesome history while simultaneously infusing it with a fresh and contemporary spirit is remarkable. Their latest album “Grateful” is beautifully recorded, spacious and filled with scintillating musical conversations. Music starts at 7pm and bookings are advised for this popular live music event call 5494 2592. 36


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Nambour college in Hawaii comp

Shannon exhibits in Buderim

Nambour Christian College (NCC), has competed in the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii. After auditioning for the event in 2012, the NCC Wind Symphony (pictured below) was selected to be one of only 10 schools invited to compete in the Festival. The Pacific Basin Music Festival is an international event, bringing together the most talented junior high, high school, community, and college level bands and choirs from countries of the Pacific Basin and beyond. “With groups attending from countries such as Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tonga, and the United States, this is a unique opportunity for our students,” says Mr Phil Smith, Head of Instrumental Music at NCC. “After completing successful tours in South East Queensland in the past, it was felt that the College was ready to take on a bigger challenge,” added Mr Smith. “The Wind Symphony’s participation in this prestigious music festival is the culmination of many years of dedicated work by staff and students alike and confirms the NCC Wind Symphony as one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier school bands.”

Local, awardwinning ceramicist, Shannon Garson will exhibit at Buderim’s Art Nuvo gallery in Buderim from April 20 - May 11 in what she calls her ‘Petrichor’ collection of fine porcelain. Shannon says petrichor is a term for the smell of the earth after rain. "I want the surface of the pot to be part of the drawing,” says Shannon, “not just a surface for the drawing to sit on. I want the whole pot to be experienced, from the weight of it as you pick it up, the texture, the drawing, colour, smoothness of the glaze, all the elements draw the viewer into experiencing the vessel." More details from Olivia: 5456 2445.

UpFront Club Whole Lotta AC/DC brings you the thunder, power and frenzy of the greatest Rock band on Earth… AC/DC! Whole Lotta AC/DC is the complete tribute to rock legends, AC/DC, playing and celebrating the greatest hits of this classic hard rock band. The band assaults audiences from the word ‘GO’, with a superbly accurate show complete with costumes, concert quality sound and lighting and the unrelenting energy that AC/DC has become famous for. The show takes on the greatest hits of both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras, including early supercharged hits like “TNT”, “Long way to the Top”, “Highway To Hell,” “High Voltage,” and “Whole Lotta Rosie”. Live at The Woombye Pub April 26, tickets available from

A Classic Irish Double

A brilliant double bill of Australia’s finest Celtic music comes to the Woombye Pub on Saturday April 6. Regarded as Queensland's premier Celtic group, Súnas has been delighting audiences around Australia and overseas with their fresh and exciting take on traditional Celtic music. Known for their engaging and intense stage presence, they are a group not to be missed. Súnas is a four-piece band featuring multi-instrumentalists and exquisite three-part vocal harmonies. They play a unique and unforgettable blend of original, contemporary and traditional tunes and songs. Signed to ABC classic jazz labe, Súnas are top of the list of Celtic bands to watch. With Sunas are the Barleyshakes, also appearing at the Upfront Club in April. (see left). Don’t miss this double bill of two of Australia’s finest acts at the Woombye Pub on Saturday April 12. Doors at 7pm admission is only $15.

31 Maple St Maleny. Bookings: 5494 2592

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Phil Emmanuel at Beerwah Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends that any musical enthusiast would envy. So, whenever he appears on the Coast, he is not to be missed. He will be at the Beerwah Hotel on Sunday April 7 with singer/guitarist Bill Ryan, a muso with a similar career path to Phil, and almost as many brushes with fame. Also at the Beerwah Hotel on Saturday April 13 is the We the Ghosts band (pictured below). They formed in 2011 as a country-influenced rock band. These boys have boundless energy and have built up a great chemistry with each other.


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The Lost Diggers OSS COULTHARD’S astonishing new publication, THE LOST DIGGERS reveals previously unseen images of Australian soldiers from the Western Front, not at war, but at relative ease, in the French town of Vignacourt, controlled by the Allies as a rest centre throughout World War 1. Thousands of glass plate images of Australian diggers and their allies had been taken by Vignacourt resident photographers, Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in their Vignacourt studio, sold “snaps” for soldiers to send home to their loved ones. Ross Coulthart and his Channel 7 team discovered the plates early in 2011. They had been kept inside a farmhouse attic for almost 100 years. Most were in almost perfect condition and as the cliche confirms, a picture tells a thousand words. We see the pain, fear, exhaustion, stress, bewilderment, resignation and occasionally a sense of fun on the Diggers’ faces. Following a ‘Lost Diggers’ television documentary,Coulthart and his team posted hundreds of Thuillier images on the Channel 7 website. Hundreds of thousands of viewers from across the country and overseas responded by writing emotional and passionate accounts of their response to the faces of the diggers.


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Celebrants & Ceremonies Find out about Chrissie Ray A marriage celebrant who lives in Mapleton and is available for you anywhere you choose. Ask me about my low fees. Ph: 5478 6610 Mob: 042 794 5833

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The appalling backdrop to these reasonably placid images is that in the four years of World War 1, 416,809 of Australia’s four million population enlisted - 40 per cent of all men between the ages of 18 and 45. Two thirds of those men became casualties; by war’s end nearly 60,000 were dead, 166,811 were wounded and many thousands more suffered ‘shell shock’ or what we know today as post traumatic stress disorder. It may have been Gallipoli that saw the birth of the Anzac myth, but it was the Western Front that scarred future generations of Australians and made them realise that war is in no sense, glorious. THE LOST DIGGERS Ross Coulthart Pub: Harper Collins Above: Who these tough-looking men are is still a mystery and also why they wrote their emotional sign. Left: men from a Pioneer battalion who were required to dig trenches and build roads. Sergeant Angus Wilson seated middle left. Private Earnest Cruickshank standing left.

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Courage my love... This column today is dedicated to those women who feel unwell and are thinking about ways to leave this unwellness behind them and optimise their full health potential. With health comes creativity and freedom, doors open and life changes for the better. Women who feel unwell usually fit somewhere into the following picture and when you do, both your health, and hence, your personal power is compromised. Let’s see where you fit in. This is a picture of the unwell woman: • Weight Concerns - usually weight gain and fat storage but thin women who can’t seem to gain weight may not be absorbing nutrients • Physical and Mental Fatigue - the unwell woman feels tired and weak too much of the time. • Hormonal Imbalances - problems with PMT, heavy or painful periods, breast tenderness, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms. • Signs of Early Ageing - shows up in the skin, varicose veins, loss of muscle mass and tone. • Toxicity Problems - can manifest as dark circles under the eyes, constipation sometimes alternating with diarrhoea, indigestion, gas, bloating. • Sugar Handling Problems - cravings for sweets, always hungry, sleepy after eating, up and down energy levels. • Nutritional Imbalances - carbohydrate intolerance and nutritional deficiencies create feelings of unwellness. Where do you stand on this point? • Excess Acidity - feel sluggish, joint and muscle tenderness, chiropractic adjustments don’t hold, arthritic. It takes courage to change your lifestyle and pursue your optimal health potential. It’s worth it though, a leaner healthier look, feeling great and enjoying more of what life has to offer. Give it a try.

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NDERSTANDING the effects of what we eat on our health has come a long way. Parents are a lot more Wendy Rosenfeldt concerned about what they feed their children, no longer stocking the pantry with red cordial and white bread. Even some schools have policies to support a healthier approach to eating, recognising that students will have a better chance of focusing if they are not buzzing with sugar. We are what we eat but we are also affected by what we see, hear, smell and touch. Sitting down to dinner in front of the news, even if it is a delicious meal of organic produce, will compromise the digestive process. Absorbing a smattering of violence and negativity along with our food creates a level of stress which compromises the immune system. In Ayurveda, Rasayana is a term for a substance which strengthens immunity and includes many types of food and herbal preparations. Ayurveda also recognises the value of behavioural rasayanas; actions that nourish the mind and body and support the immune system. Behavioural Rasayanas include love, compassion, uplifting speech, moderation and simplicity. Anger, violence, hurtful speech and dishonesty are understood to create damage in the mind and body. While Modern medicine may not prescribe behavioural Rasayanas, there is the understanding that emotions can influence our health. The limbic system is our emotional centre and through the hypothalamus, regulates temperature, hunger, thirst, growth, sleep and emotional states.


Impacted on by stimuli from the senses, the immune system, cognitive information and our emotions, the limbic region of the brain causes the hypothalamus to release a wide variety of neuropeptides. Neuropeptides create an effect on the whole body. Emotions such as anger and hate release a surge of neurochemicals that can cause stress and damage while positive emotions such as love and appreciation release health promoting chemicals. If the awareness is dominated by sensory overload, the capacity of the mind is limited to the surface value. Recent studies show that there is less activation in children’s frontal brain regions, relating to cognitive function and emotional control, following a week of playing violent computer games. In comparison, when the awareness spends time at deeper levels of the mind, experienced during transcending, hidden brain reserves are accessed and we are able to utilise more of our brain potential. It is not about enforcing control on ourselves or resentfully doing actions for the sake of doing good. Instead cultivating the awareness of what we do, how and where we spend our time and understanding the effects of experiences on ourselves and our children helps us to make more life supporting choices. If we are exposed to violence and aggression, these experiences will have to be processed by the limbic system in much the same way as junk food or alcohol is metabolised, ultimately putting a strain on the physiology. Wendy Rosenfeldt is a Maharishi Ayurveda Practitioner and teacher of Transcendental Meditation. Call 5499 9580

A Problem Shared ... with Marisa Stay healthy during winter HERE ARE MANY things you can do to boost your immunity so that you stay healthy during the coming cooler weather. Taking herbs, vitamins and minerals that are chosen for your specific needs will support your body. Cutting back on dairy products will reduce your mucus levels. Ensuring that windows stay open as much as possible during the day to allow lots of fresh air to circulate is important. Using aromatherapy oils in an aromatherapy burner not only serves to cleanse the indoor air but also supports your immune system. Get up, rug up and get out and start walking, exercise is a fantastic tonic for your body and your mind. Reduce your stress reactions. This is often easier than you think and can be done by noticing when you're using your thinking and internal dialogue to wind yourself up. Change your mental chatter, tell yourself to


relax and then shift your focus to something other than the source of your stress. This often allows your creative subconscious to brainstorm solutions for you. Talk things through with a trusted friend, or even just remember how in the past, things have often generally turned out better than you expected. You are pretty amazing and resourceful you know. Stress raises your fight or flight chemistry and slows down healing. You may have noticed that you are more susceptible to colds, flu's and the like when you are unhappy or stressed, so take sensible action but above all relax a little more and be gentle with yourself. Marisa Kliese is a Clinical Member Aust. Counselling Assoc. Fellow Holistic Life Coach. Reiki Master. Fellow Aust. Natural Therapists Assoc. Marisa can be contacted on 5494 2627.

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First in Feet Podiatry SINCE I started my Podiatry sessions at Maleny Physiotherapy some 4 years ago (my how time flies!) I have traded simply as Ben Stasiak Podiatry. However I have now finally reached my goal of practicing full time for myself and have decided to register the business name “First in Feet Podiatry”. So for those of you that already know me it is business as usual, and for anyone new needing help with their feet I am more than willing to be of service. For most of us the feet are an often forgotten or neglected part of the body. It's usually not until something goes wrong that take any notice! Our feet are very important and complicated part of our anatomy. Approximately one third of the bones in the human body are located in the feet which carry us many tens of thousands kilometres in a life time. Many of these kilometres are done at strenuous levels ie, running, playing sport, working etc placing huge forces on our feet. For instance, when we run up to 3 times our body weight goes through each foot making them very susceptible to injury! Think about how heavy we are - this is an extreme task for such a small part of our body. Aside from injury, all the hard work we demand from our feet can also result in callus build up (thick hard skin), corns and thickening of our toenails. Systemic conditions such as diabetes can have a devastating impact on the feet. Diabetic sufferers are at risk of lower limb complications such as infection and ulceration (sores that don’t heal) that can ultimately lead to amputation. It has been shown that good control of a

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Why consult a Psychologist? Everyday problems such as relationship breakdown or personal trauma can dramatically affect our health, wellbeing and positive relationships. As an experienced Psychologist I: • Actively listen to gain an understanding of your needs • Prepare you with necessary coping skills to manage stress, anger, emotional problems • Assist in improving your self-esteem & interpersonal skills For a confidential appointment, call Rob on 0488 129 302

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Anthony Brown Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine. 26 Coral Street, Maleny. Ph: 5435 2555

Mapleton Natural Therapies Clinic Jackie Hansel: Bach H.S (Acu), Adv. Dip H.S (Hom), Dip Bowen Therapy Acupuncture. Holistic & Intergrated health care with Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Homeopathy, Lymphatic Drainage, Remedial & Relaxation Massage. Ph: 5445 7749 Maleny Acupuncture Dolina Somerville: BHSc (Acupuncture) China Trained: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine,Chinese Remedial Massage & Cosmetic Acupuncture. 38a Coral St Maleny (HBC). H F Rebates. Mob: 0408 693 029

AROMATHERAPY CLINIC AROMA by Nida IAAMA accredited presents Clinical Holistic Aromatherapy to therapeutically support your health conditions & simply providing quality of life. Mobile service for ladies/ At Buderim clinic By Appt. HF available. MOB: 0434 423 305

ASTROLOGY Stargazer Astrology - Chirone Shakti Relationships, career, family issues, spiritual purpose, life crisis, transitions, your year ahead. Counselling astrologer. Astrology courses and workshops Thurs at Awakening Centre, Nth Maleny. Ph: 0421 814459 E:

BEAUTY THERAPISTS & HAIRDRESSERS A little Beauty, Body and Wellness Elements at Montville Customised beauty treatments. Pamper packages. Special occasion & bridal make-up. Massage. Manicures. Pedicures. Devine body treatments. Natural therapies. Ph: 5478 6212

COUNSELLING & LIFE COACHING continued Counselling - Margaret Davoren B.Nurs.,Mas. Counselling. Think change, think balance & live a rich, full, life. Learn strategies to manage stress, depression, anxiety & relationships. Maleny Physiotherapy, 1/70 Maple St Maleny Ph: 0403 571 572

Mapleton Natural Therapies Clinic Jackie Hansel. Bach H.S. (Acu), Adv. Dip. H.S (Hom), Dip. Bowen. Holistic and integrated health care with Bowen Therapy, Classical Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. Ph: 5445 7749 Kathy Blackburn Diploma Bowen Therapy (Bowtech). Gentle effective treatment of Back Pain; Migraine; RSI ; Tennis Elbow; Knee, Ankle & Foot Conditions; Menstrual/Hormonal irregularities; Chronic Fatigue; Respiratory Conditions and MORE. Health fund rebates. Ph: 5429 6180

Chirone Shakti – Relationships & Sexuality Professional counsellor specialising in relationships, sexuality, grief and loss. Discover deeper and more satisfying levels of relating and intimacy. Thurs at Awakening Centre, Nth Maleny Ph: 0421 814459 E:

CHIROPRACTORS Cigarettes, Quit Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Soft Laser therapy are utilised in assisting even the most committed smoker. Butt Out For Good in Maleny. Gift vouchers available for Christmas and New Year’s resolutions W3 www.ciggybusters .com, Ph. 0410 000 880

Maleny Chiropractic Clinic The Allied Health Centre, The Boxsell's Building, 15 Maple St, Maleny. Wed 2pm- 6pm Frid. 2pm-6pm Fiona Perl BSc MSc DC Appointments Ph: 0447 250 191

Clinical Supervision and Psychotherapy: From 30 June , I wish to announce to all my clients, that after a 45 year career in counselling and in education, I will be retiring. Thank you all for your trust in me. Continue to shine because your life does matter! Warmest wishes for peace and joy, Esther Pockrandt MCouns 0409 065 062.

Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr Stephen Lowe & Dr Samuel Lowe 57 years comb exp. Effective low-force techniques for all ages. Helping to restore, balance & maintain spine & nervous system function. Relaxed & friendly atmosphere. HICAPS available. 45 Maple. Ph: 5494 3322 Dr. Ralph Stockmann- Dr of Chiropractic USA, Palmer Graduate Medicare & DVA Provider Special interest in difficult & chronic conditions of lower back,neck,knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist & headaches 13 Thynne Ct. Maleny Ph: 0410 793 513 Hinterland Chiropractic Dr Josephine Sexton. Using gentle, safe and effective techniques to maintain spinal health and wellbeing. Concession rates, Family discounts and HICAPS available. 21 Bunya Street, Maleny. Ph: 5435 2987

Margarete Koenning Counselling BA Social Work, Gelstalt Therapist, Psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and, families. Training professionals in family constellation 20 yrs practicing in Maleny, Clinal member of Pacfa. Ph: 5494 2778, 0408 416 041

ENERGY HEALING / SOUND THERAPY Josie Coco – Certified BodyTalk Practitioner BodyTalk is mind-body medicine - effective for people who have lost their quality of life: any condition that inhibits natural abilities. 19 Coral St, Maleny. Appts: 04980 65 306

John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist Gentle hands-on chiropractic using applied kinesiology. Individual programs available. 19 Coral Street Maleny. Ph: 5435 2155

Sound Spa Release, retune, refresh. Therapeutic music with Kim Kirkman (BMus, Grad Dip Mus, MLM), harp and voice. 202 Main Street, Montville, below Pizzeria. Ph: 0431 560 929

COSMETIC TATTOOING Michelle Jarden - Beauty Therapist. Electrolysis, facials, massage, make-up, nails, sauna, spray tanning, tinting, waxing, ear-piercing. 66 Curramore Rd, Witta. Ph: 5494 4012 or Mob: 0402 531 500

BOWEN THERAPISTS BOWEN THERAPY Bronwyn Huckle Specialising in Bowtech, the original Bowen Therapy technique. Treating health issues in babies, childen & adults. Montville therapy rooms. Monday to Friday by appointment. Ph: 5442 9371

Qualified Cosmetic Tattoo Practitioner – Rebecca Rea Dip. Beauty Therapy Professional Make-up Artist. Procedures include: Eyebrows, top & bottom eyeliner, lips & beauty spots. Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm Shop 9/43 Maple St, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3355

COUNSELLING & LIFE COACHING Kris Hines - Counselling Therapy & Voice Dialogue Dip.Couns.,M.A. Ed. Practical & compassionate approach for individuals & couples. Anxiety, internal & relationship conflict, separation and loss, self esteem, Jungian dreamwork. M.A.C.A. Ph: 5442 3676 / 0408 226 353

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Trish Hodges Energy Psychology Specialist. With your determination and my dedication, what happens will surprise and delight you, faster than you ever thought possible. Buderim Ph: 5476 9192

Ruth Donnelly - Holistic Counsellor Heart-centred approach to healing trauma, building emotional wellbeing. Integrating body psychotherapy, mindfulness, artistic therapies, Reiki, Acutonics, Bush Flower Essences, Dru yoga 0409 564 276,,

FENG SHUI FENG SHUI & Astrology. Richard Giles, qualified Feng Shui practitioner. Feng Shui Home/business assessments. EM Radiation & 'dirty electricity' checks. Trained astrologer of 22 years. Shed The Light, Maple Street, Maleny (5499 9003) Thurs or 5435 0158. E:

HOMEOPATHY Pauline Ashford - B. H. Sc, Complementary Med & Homeopathy Classical homeopathy; Lymphatic drainage; Dorn spinal, joint and headache therapy; EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques; Reiki 130 Ansell Rd Witta Ph: 5494 4101 e:

Hinterland Health and Beauty HYPNOTHERAPY Judith Richards Hypnotherapist Sensitive, effective hypnotherapy: lose weight, move past trauma, anxiety & depression, cure phobias, stop smoking, become self confident, sports and study enhancement, public speaking and much more. Maleny. Ph: 0488 782 827

MASSAGE THERAPISTS & RAINDROP TECHNIQUE Hawaiian Healing Massage Rebecca Hopkins Remedial Massage *Hot Stone *Therapeutic *Pregnancy *Chiron Healing *Aromatherapy: Raindrop, Emotional Clearing & Vitaflex Tech Gift Certificates & H F Rebates. Maleny Holistic Health Centre. App Ph: 0415 518 415 The Stillpoint - Katie White Remedial, Relaxation, Reiki Massage & now Emmett Technique. Reiki Treatments & Workshops. Appts Mon- Sat. HF Rebates. Gift Vouchers. Ph: 0400 722 786 Kathy Blackburn, Adv Dip Applied Science (Remedial Massage). Remedial/Sports Massage; Traditional Chinese Massage; Lymphatic Drainage; Emtech; Trigger Point & Myofacial Release. “Integrated Bodywork” tailored to your special needs. HF rebates. Ph: 5429 6180 CLINIC AROMA by Nida MAA accredited presents Remedial Massage,Relaxation & Pregnancy with Aromatherapy care. Mobile service for ladies/ At Buderim clinic By Appt. HF available. MOB: 0434 423 305 Massage in Mapleton Intuitive, Tailored, Experienced Diploma I value the Nurturing AND Therapeutic. $70/hr. Pension discount $10. READINGS $50/hr Intuitive, Psychic, Clairvoyant since young. Ph: Brenda Tahili 0438 358 189 Montville Massage Indian head massage - great for anxiety, early greying and hair loss * full body massage * hot stones* body scrubs*mud wraps... 12 yrs experience Ph: Andrea 0417 523 193 KA HUNA Massage Jessica Ainsworth Maleny. Massage with a profound and lasting effect.Certified level 7 Ka Huna bodyworker and teacher. Can include hot stones *Polynesian floor work* Appts (out of work hours available). Ph: 5499 9372

REMEDIAL MASSAGE, SHIATSU Gary Broadhurst : Sanctuary Shiatsu Zen Shiatsu , Acupressure , Balancing Futon mat or seated chair at Holistic Health Centre , room 5/19 Coral St, Maleny Monday & Tuesday – Appts: 0438 972 880

NATUROPATHS Rochelle McKay-Masterton Naturopathy, Homotoxicology, Herbal Medicine, Kinesiology, Nutritional therapy Women’s hormonal health, Infertility & preconception care, fertility education. Digestive disorders & weight management. Referrals to holistic doctors. Ph: 5499 9476 Sallyann Stewart - Children's health, stress management. Naturopathic assessment & Live Blood Analysis. Utilising nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, remedial massage, lymphatic drainage. 19 Coral Street,Maleny. Ph: 5435 2599 / 0421 410 558

Marisa...Naturally Marisa T Kliese offers a complete Natural Therapy Clinic. Services include, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Professional Counselling, Life Coaching, Spiritual Healing. Ph: 5494 2627 Laurel Hefferon - Naturopath/Herbalist, Colon Hydrotherapist, Energy and Sound healer. Fantastic autumn cleansing and detox packages available now! Revitalise your system from the inside! Ph 5494 2101 Email: Pascale Richy – Naturopath BHSc Acute and chronic ailments, women’s health, stress management. Introductory offer–autumn immunity booster– half price initial consultation till 31 May. 2/38 Maple St, Maleny. Ph: 0423 615 413

OPTOMETRIST Rachel Leigh Optometrist comprehensive eye care, quality spectacles, contact lenses and retinal photography. Bulk Billing, HF rebates. Locally and Independently owned. Riverside Centre Maleny. Ph: 5494 2666

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PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOTHERAPY Rob McMurray Experienced psychologist. Active listening, learn coping skills for stress management. Improve self esteem. Assist with relationship breakdown and personal trauma. For a confidential appointment ph 0488 129 302

PSYCHIC READINGS / TAROT Kerry Laizans Psychic/Tarot Readings, Massage chair- head, shoulders, back and feet, Sound Healing. Mobile service for groups of 10 or more. In Maleny by appointment, phone readings available, call Kerry 0411 488 291, Come fly with me at-

SCENAR THERAPY ORTHODONTIST Dr Jamie Galbraith, specialist Orthodontist at Symmetry Orthodontics, will now be visiting Coral Dental each month and providing a range of the most sophisticated treatment options. Enquire on 07 5352 3500.

PHYSIOTHERAPY/OSTEOPATHY Maleny Physiotherapist Tim & Mary Bagshaw. For all of your Physiotherapy requirements. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3911 Thomas Whitton D.O., Grad.Dip.Ost.Paed Gentle manipulative therapy for body dysfunction and pain in all age groups. Registered Osteopaths Services covered by private health funds; Veterans Affairs; Workcover, Medicare EPC 74 Blackall Terrace, Nambour. Ph: 5441 4166 Range of Motion Physiotherapy MAPLETON - MONTVILLE - MALENY - IMBIL Russell McDonald & Rae Duffield-Jones. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility. Ph: 5478 6600 Physiotherapy-Rehabilitation-Excercise Tundi Udvary Palmwoods Physiotherapy Friendly caring, hands on practice committed to making a positive change to your total health and wellbeing. 5/12 Hill Street Palmwoods ph; 54788500 Maleny Active Physio – caring professionals offering physiotherapy, exercise physiology, massage and Medicare-funded Type 2 Diabetes Education Programs. Covered by health funds & referrals from DVA & Medicare (bulk-billed). 5/15 Maple Street, Maleny Ph: 5494 0060

Pain Relief Specialist Scenar is a non-invasive therapy using electrical impulses to stimulate your nervous system, reducing pain, inflammation and restoring normal function. Ph: Sonia 0488 922 441 or Kerri 0431 938 393

YOGA AND MEDITATION Radiant Light Yoga with Melissa Fri 9.30 -11.15 Maleny RSL -All levels welcome Friday Mindfulness Meditation Class 12.15 - 1.15 @ Curramore pl/call or email Melissa for further details p. 0417 200 192 e.

Traditional Yoga with Lottie Mon 10.30am,Tues 5.30pm and Thurs 9.30 am. No bookings required. Classes suit all levels of experience. Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion “Not too gentle ... not too strong” Phone: Lottie 5313 7756 Yoga on the Range Traditional Yoga Classes to suit all levels. Build strength & flexibility; find inner peace and calm. Day and evening times in Mapleton and Kureelpa with Lynley who has been teaching on the range for 15 years. Ph: 5445 7641. The Way of Meditation Weekly guided meditations (by donation). Mapleton Thurs 6.30pm & Currimundi Mon 6.30 pm Ph: Chad 0404 136 077 Radiant Light Yoga with Rukmini Wed 6.30-8pm Peachester Hall Thurs 9.30-11am Landsborough Hall Private Classes and Yoga Therapy PH. 0437 914 029

PERSONAL TRAINER, FITNESS, DANCE Jon Presswell Personal Trainer Weight Loss, Tailored Fitness Programs, Strength & Muscle Growth. Older Adults - Balance, Strength & Mobility. Registered trainer with broad experience. Mob: 0439 673 768 Email:

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Rose Being Yoga Trained Montville – 4 Hillfoot Lane Tues: 6-7:30pm. Wed: 9:30-11am, 6-7:30pm Thurs: 9:30-11am. For other times refer: or Ph: 5478 5426 / 0417 937 653 HINTERLAND TIMES - APRIL 2013





Front Line Tax Frederick A Forbes. Specialising in individual & small business tax returns. 15 Maple St, Maleny. Ph: 5494 2622 Local and Reliable Bookkeeping Registered BAS Agent. Full bookkeeping services: Payroll & Super, MYOB/Excel (PC & MAC). On/Off-site services. Covering the entire Sunshine Coast. Ph: 54296931 Em:

ARCHITECT Brad Drew - Architect New and existing residential design projects. 30 years experience. Ph: 5478 6843

WATCHES & CLOCKS First Aid Stand-by Service KMS First Aid Response is a private first aid stand-by service operating on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, providing services for special events. Ph: Ken 0431 979 347. Em:

AIR CONDITIONING GOVERNMENT SERVICES QGAP Maleny - Maleny Police Station, 49 Maple St Maleny Manager -Judy Phipps Mon, Tue, Fri:9am–2pm Ph 5429 6293 New Vehicle Registrations & Housing close 1pm. Dept of Transport & Main Roads, Business Registrations, CTP Insurance, Seniors/Carers Cards, Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates & more. EFTPOS & credit cards.


COMPUTER / WEB SERVICES Concept IT Systems - reliability & service New computers & repairs. Internet setup & websites. Printers, scanners ,Ink refills, cameras. Authorised Apple reseller. Onsite service. Drop in to discuss you computer needs. Shop 6 Riverside Centre Maleny 5429 6750 or

Ecocyber - Computer Services Repairs, troubleshoot computer problems, tuition, web design & hosting services. On site or at Maleny workshop. Contact Hans. Ph: 5499 9599 Email:

Easton Lawyers Tove Easton Principal Lawyer 62 Maple St, Maleny Ph: 5494 3511 Email:

Kelly Air Pty Ltd Supply, installation & maintenance of domestic & commercial airconditioning. Call Greg (BSA 1113295) Ph: 5478 5255 or 0400 123 231 Email:

Range Airconditioning Lic. No L016305 Supply and installation of high quality, energy efficient, ducted and wall mounted reverse cycle, split air conditioning systems for cooling, heating and de-humidification. Ph Yelma on 5494 3459 or 0421 488 048 Em:

ANTENNAS Jim's Antennas Digital & problem reception specialists. Locally owned, servicing the hinterland. Call Craig Titheradge today for a free quote. Ph: 131 546

PHOTOGRAPHY Penny Riddoch Photography & Design AIPP Weddings, portraits - families, children, business, pets. Commercial - product photography, properties, advertising. Graphic Design - web site images, DVDs, digital albums, brochures, posters, business cards. Ph: 5494 2808 -

APPLIANCE SERVICE Luke Wilkinson Appliance Service Washing machines, dryers, fridges, etc. Lic. No 68598

Ph: 0419 684 324 or 5429 6565

FINANCE MCU Sustainable Banking 28 Maple St, Maleny See Loans Manager Scott Howie for savings a/c, online cash management, E Saver, term deposits, Visa card, Green Loans: appliance /solar/car/ home, standard personal, home & business loans P: 5499 8988 Email:

Jacques Fayolle – Local ANZ Mobile Lender My motto is “Customer for Life”. I will visit you, wherever, to secure the home loan best suited to you, and develop an on-going banker/customer relationship to care for your future needs. Ph:0408 734 152 or 5437 7311 Email

Shutterstorm Photography Locally owned and operated photography business specialising in portraiture, corporate and event photography covering the entire Sunshine Coast. Currently offering massive 50% discounts. Ph: Farley 0410 229 600 or visit



HE MONSOONAL TROUGH LINE was late this year and it was not until the end of last month it finally arrived over northern Australia. March came in like a lion. In the first week of the month local residents were awakened in the middle of the night by a cacophony of sound on their roofs. There were three hours of strong gusting winds and extreme heavy rain. At times the rains increased in intensity to an official category of ‘Violent’, with a Rate of Fall of 75mm/hr. Total rainfall from 3.00pm to 9.00am was 89.8mm. As the monsoonal trough became more active, a deep low developed off New Caledonia to become TC ‘Sandra’ HINTERLAND TIMES - APRIL 2013

tracking ESE. The cyclone provided no threat to the Queensland Coast other than to bring heavy surf, with king tides, causing some serious erosion to beaches. Our weather pattern for the remainder of the month was influenced by a high in the Tasman Sea extending a ridge of high pressure up the east coast. The result was a stream of moist southeasterly winds into SE Queensland. This brought a series of isolated showers over the Ranges and brought the total number of Rain Days to 23, making it the wettest March month since 2010. Annual rainfall to date is 1664.6mm, representing 734mm above average for the three past months.

CABINETMAKER Paul Randall Cabinetmaker of Maleny New & renovated kitchens & vanities benchtops a speciality - stone, timber & laminated finishes. Home Offices, Wall Units, Wardrobes. Ph: 0432 953 186 Lic QBSA 1162819. Member Master Builders.

Holden’s Gallery Custom framing by professionals. Items including art, needlecraft, memorabilia, etc. Monday – Saturday10am to 4pm Coral & Myrtle St. Maleny Ph: 5494 2100

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Ron Hoddinott - Watch and clockmaker 50 years experience. Specialist on-site repairs & restorations. Battery replacement and pressure testing. By appointment. Phone: 0413 278 403

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY Range Carpet Care Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning & Protection Ph: 5445 7611 or 0418 776 578

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Hinterland House and Garden LANDSCAPING & DESIGN

CHAINSAW & TREE WORK All Trees to Chip Tree felling, pruning, lopping, mulching, stump grinding, landscaping & retaining walls, fences etc. Two chippers - 6 inch & 12 inch. Qualified and insured. Phone Rob Milner: 5445 7805

Loors Landscaping (est: 1987) From concept to creation all aspects of structural and soft landscaping. Ph: 5445 7615 Mob: 0412 680 801


305 Landscapes Garden design, construction and cleanups. All landscape aspects. Dingo Hire. View works on gallery page at Operating out of Montville for over 10 years and servicing all areas. Ph: Jamie 0408 722 025.

External Cleaning - tile & Colorbond roofs, house washing ,mould removal & all surfaces. Obligation FREE quotes – fully insured. For a high quality professional service. Call Jay 0404 707 693

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Direct from the grower to you The perfect environmentally-friendly garden mulch and soil conditioner. Full ute tipper load. $80 delivered. $50 half ute load. Phone Gerard: 0407 588 824 E:

Randy DeGraw - designer & maker of fine functional furniture & woodwork to suit your decor. Ph: 5494 4222 for an appointment.

Edge to edge mowing. Servicing all your garden needs incl. ride-on,push mowing, whipper snipping, garden clean ups, hedging, fencing, rubbish removal & general property maintenance. Ph. Casey: 0459 444 310

Graeme Lyon Lawn Mowing Ride-on, push mower, whipper snipping, guerney, hedge trimming, rubbish removal, chain saw & pruning. Servicing all of the Range incl. Conondale. Ph: Graeme 5494 2720 or 0404 471 859

A Very Handy Man Fix anything in & around the home: Paint * Plaster * Tiles * Carpentry * Odd Jobs * Flatpack * Move Furniture * Pressure Wash * Gutters/Windows * Chainsaw * Garden makeovers & Clean up. John 0439 942 077 Montville Handy Man 20 years building experience. All concreting, carpentry, home maintenance and repairs. Prompt and reliable service. Garden Clean -up. Competitive rates. Ph: Wayne 0434 724 030 Hatch's Home Maintenance Qualified Cabinet Maker, 35 years experience. Update* Renew *Repair*Plastering*Cabinets*Tiling* Call John today Ph 0404 056 147 QBA Lic. No 1242008

BRUCE MORRIS PLUMBING QBSA lic 456322 24hr emergency service, all plumbing, building,maintenance installation domestic and commercial. Gas installations, septic/ drainage ,hot water, solar, bathroom renovations, leaking roofs. Ph 0410 457 606

TANK CLEANING Pristine Water Systems Full water tanks cleaned, water testing and correction, filtration - Free appraisals Ph: Trevor 0404 302 723

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City to Surf Painting & Decorating Re-paints & new work, industrial coatings, decorative finishes, Anti mould coatings. Quality & value for money guaranteed. Servicing the Range & beyond. Ph: Richard Daveson 0418 708 620 BSA 1117847 Maleny Paint Place 6/ 14 Lawyer Street, Maleny. For Wattyl and Taubmans Paints and all paint accessories. Taubmans Trade Paint Centre "We can quote & do it for you" Ph: 5494 2002


Anderson Plumbing & Roofing Plumbing, drainage & roofing. New work, renos, maintenance specialists. Septic systems, blocked drains, high pressure ‘sewer jett’ drain cleaner, drain camera, cable locations, tank installations, roof & guttering. Ph: 5494 3340 or 0409 541 475 QBSA1066328



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Guttering, Water Tanks, Filters and Pump Installation. Septic Trenches, Holding Tanks, Blocked Drains. Heat Pumps & Gas Installation. Landlord water reports. Water Hammer solutions Ph: 042 11 66 882 BSA 1078655

Step n Stone Landscapes All aspects of stonework and landscaping design and construction. Outdoor pizza ovens, fire-pits & fireplaces. Sculpture commissions. No job too big or too small. Ph. John: 5478 6754 or Mob: 0411 426 099



Gavins Plumbing Service All maintenance plumbing, draining, gasfitting, roof & guttering, domestic pump repairs & replacements. Complete wet area renovations. BSA Licence 48654 Ph: 5445 7230 - Mobile: 0402 791 058 All Hinterland areas - 35 years experience

Amber Leaf Landscaping Looking for a landscaper who can deliver? Tohm Hajncl heads the team that offers you guaranteed quality. Choose from landscaping consultations, designs, construction and planting, pre-sale makeovers and specialised maintenance services. Ph: 5445 9801

Reliable prompt domestic electrician. Extensions, renovations, maintenance, new homes, safety switches, switchboard upgrades, test & tag, smoke alarms. Solar Grid Connect. Ph: Steven Pilcher for an obligation free quote 0421 162 007 E:

Plan-it Fencing servicing locals in the supply of Automatic Gates. Glass & aluminium pool fencing, balustrade & aluminium privacy screens. Prompt reliable service. Ph: Paul for a free quote 0412 698 595 or

AWS Advanced Wastewater Solutions All plumbing & drainage work. Supply & installation of advanced wastewater treatment systems. Septic conversions. 1 ton excavator for hire. Ph: 0412 858 020

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Top of the Range Pest Management Termite specialists House treatment for general pests. Termite inspections and treatments. Phone: 1300 663 808 or 0411 105 005

PLANT NURSERIES Brush Turkey Enterprises Wholesale native nursery qlty tubestock. Rainforest, wetland, grasses, sclerophyll, coastal & understorey species. Min. order 100 plants. Open to public by appt. Ph: 5494 3642 or email:

PLASTERER Castle Plaster No job too small. Fibrous plaster & plasterboard, framing, fixing, setting, cornice, suspension, patching. Licensed & insured. Established 1980. Call John Ph: 0417 275 241 or 5442 1723

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APRIL 2013

What’s on in ... Thursday April 4 Sunshine Coast Council Rural Futures Strategy ... Food for Thought / Walk the Talk series. Jon Woodlands on growing herbs. Upfront Club. 5.30pm dinner. Presentation - 7pm. Bookings UpFront Club on 54942592 or 0499 556 505. Saturday April 4 University of the Third Age - Technology Day. All welcome by U3A Beerwah Garfx who will share their technical expertise, run workshops and demos. to upgrade your photos ,computer & management skills Bring your camera. Enquiries: Marg Thompson 5439 0198. Friday April 5 Arts Connect Inc. Wine & Cheese5-7pm. To discuss group events for 2013. Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny-Montville Rd. Non members invited with new category of associate member created. $5 door charge. RSVP or ph: Judy Berlak on 5478 6271 . Saturday April 6, Sunday April 7 New Open Garden - Kinman Garden sits atop an ancient sand dune overlooking Noosa National Park. This young and vibrant Peregian Beach garden features an electic mix of grasses, local banksias, grevilleas, succulents and drytolerant exotics. Tickets: $7 -16 Cormorant Cr. Peregian Bch. 10am-4pm. Garden owner Greg Kinman: 0418 786 624. Sunday April 7, April 28 From 2-5pm at The Maleny Marketplace, 55 Maple St., Maleny. Sam Okoth weaves songs, stories and the unique nyatiti instrument from the traditions of Kenya. Sweet Chilli choir celebrate 10 years of performance with beautiful harmonies and repertoire on Sunday 28. No cover charge, bookings. Contact Pascale: 0423 615 413 for details. Sunday April 7,14, 21, 28 Maleny Market held at RSL Hall, opposite Maleny Hotel. Open rain hail or shine. Over 35 interesting stalls, including antiques and collectables; Art & craft; fruit & veg. Little Fair Trade Café. Enq: 0448 423 919. Tuesday April 9 HU Chant and Spiritual discussion. Maleny Library Meeting Room, Cnr Maple and Coral St. April 9, 16, 23, 30. 6 - 7pm Experience the joy and upliftment of the Light and Sound with a HU song. Light refreshments and fellowship follow. Contact 5496 5054 -

Tuesday April 9 Look Good Feel Better workshop: Skin care, makeup & hair loss workshop for women having cancer treatment. Cancer Council Sunshine Coast office. Registrations essential: 1800 650 960.

Saturday April 20 Felicity Grigor - Lions Medical Research Miss Personality Entrant is hosting a Ladies High Tea at Flaxton Gardens to raise funds for Lions Medical Research. 9.30am-11.30am. $20 pp includes high tea. Tickets: contact Felicity - 0437 966 589. Helen Johnston: 5499 9000 at Maleny Community Centre.

Friday April 10 Spinal Injuries Association Sunshine Coast Post Polio Network meets at 10am at the CWA Hall, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. Guest Speaker Olwyn Kerr from Guide Dogs Australia. New members welcome. Contact facilitator for further information on 5494 3272.

Saturday April 20 Blackall Range Growers market, Old Witta School, 316 Witta Road. 7-30am – 12 midday. Great variety local produce. Come for breakfast and good coffee. Music. Bring your green bag. All enquiries phone Pat on 5499 9924.

Friday April 12 Aglow S.C. 9.30am CWA hall, Kalinga St, Caloundra. International Christian women’s organisation, women from all denominations welcome. Enjoy an inspirational message and worship. Speaker Melva Kajewski. Entry: $8 includes morning tea. Ph: Isabella: 5476 8463 or Dorothy: 5476 4190.

Thursday April 25 Anzac Day Mapleton. 8.45am march from Wilga Crt and Flaxton Dve to the RSL Park. Immediately after the ceremony there will be a dedication of the refurbished cairn on Flaxton Drive in the centre of the road opposite the Mapleton School.

Saturday April 13 The Sunshine Coast Literary Association new travel writing workshop - Travellers Tales - Near & Far. Held at 7 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. Spaces are limited so pre-book by emailing

Monday April 29 Nambour Community Centre - free 8 week program for expectant mothers and mums with babies under 12mths. Explore and share experiences, build social networks in a fun and safe environment. 9.30am-11.30am 2 Shearer St, Nambour. Email Ali to book:

Sunday April 14 Society for Growing Australian Plants, next excursion: a guided walk through Ben Bennett Bushland Park, Queen St, Caloundra. Meet at 2pm in the car park. Enquiries: 5494 9187. Monday April 15 Innovative Program for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse – ‘Self Rescue’ - 10am at Woombye. Dianne Spencer from Breaking Free is launching her innovative new 8-week recovery program. Limited to 8. Breaking Free Office: 3/9 Blackall St Woombye. $30 per session, $20 con/pens. Ph: 5476 0296 or 0403 142 326 Sunday April 14 Australian Hibiscus Society meeting at Woombye School of Arts Hall. 10,30am. Bloom competition and morning tea. Contact Audrey: 5476 2771 for more info. Friday April 19- Sunday April 21 Maleny Music Weekend - Maleny Showgrounds. Concerts, worshops, bush dance, licensed bars, poets’ breakfasts, camping, food vendors. Artists include The Goodwills, Gypsy Loco, Hayden Hack, Kizuna, Nadia Sunde, Neil Murray, Swing Manouche, Sasta, Russell Hibbs, Sir Andum. See:

SaturdayApril 27 Family Masquerade Ball Fundraiser organised by senior students of bDifferent Dance Academy, Maleny. 6-10pm Maleny Community Centre. Ballroom attire,mask & ticket required at door. Door prize for best dressed and best dancer of the evening. Licensed bar and live music from 7pm. Tickets: $12 children. $35 family of four, from Maleny Information Centre. Tuesday April 30 Closing date for applications for annual $1000 academic scholarship donated by the Zonta Club of the Blackall Range. Open to women of any age from the Blackall Range. For application form nd criteria email Carolyn Williams: Friday May 11, Saturday May 12 Open Gardens Australia - Lost Gardens Belli Park. This relaxed, natural garden at 822 Cedar Creek Road, is nestled within a secluded valley and really does feel as though it is ‘lost’ within the lush bush landscape that embraces it. Surrounded by the Mapleton National Park. Tickets: $7. More info: Frank & Judy Jasinski 5447 0261.

Tuition and Workshops Heart of Relaxation Learn to relax using heart-based movement, breath, visualisation and awareness from Dru Yoga and Mindfulness. Sat 18th May, Maleny, $100 incl. lunch. Ruth Donnelly, 0409 564 276 2 day clay sculpture workshop with Lindsay Muir at his home studio. Beginnners most welcome. Cost $250 includes all materials, lunch, morning and afternoon 0488581347 View website Em: COLOUR – THE FUNDAMENTALS 2 day workshop – A foundation in: mixing, value,saturation, temperature, complements and more. Sunday 21 & 28 April Contact Sonja on 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral St, Maleny. WEEKLY PAINTING/DRAWING CLASSES Tuition in all media, styles and subjects. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Contact Sonja on 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral St, Maleny.



Australian Bush Flower Essences Practitioner Training in Maleny Introductory Course, Practitioner Skills and Dowsing. Starts 1st May evenings and 13th July weekends. Ruth Donnelly 0409 564 276,,

Hawaiian Healing Massage Courses Enhance Your Well Being & Learn New Skills! Unique & Flowing with Profound Healing Effects. Beginners to Advanced. For information pack contact: Rebecca Hopkins Ph: 0415 518 415

Art Classes at Tree Frog Gallery Mindful Art Workshops for Adults/Mindful Art Program for Schools & Special Interest Groups/Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour,Pastel holiday workshops/term classes. Enquiries re classes, workshops & tutors. Closed Tuesdays only. Ph: 5435 2303 or 0417 784 520 or Fermentation Gatherings Learn to produce fabulous, cultured foods, full of natural probiotics and enhanced vitamins. Kefir, gluten-free sourdough, beet kvass, sauerkraut etc. Join our gatherings- fourth Thurs of each month. Ph: Anni 0417 798 314 or Ros 5499 9914.

E: Beginners Burlesque! Develop your own cheeky and seductive burlesque attitude! The Playhouse, Maleny Showgrounds, Starts April 2nd. Tues. 10-11:30am, 6 weeks $120, causal $25. Enquiries, Karneydoll 0481295232

Richard Knight furniture workshop One-day workshops making funky functional furniture. Identify suitable materials & create your own unique piece using simple wood-working tools. Materials & lunch included $150. Ph: Richard: 5422 9291. Gift vouchers.

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