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HINTERLAND TIMES Sunshine Coast’s free independent news magazine

February 2014

Mimburi hosts Bunya Nut Gathering story page 12-13

Australia Day photos Maleny story page 34-35

TWO NEW COLUMNS

MAN OF STEEL

WHAT'S ON

Sharing travel near and far

Local playwright Simon Denver

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Hinterland fundraisers, celebrations, festivals, exhibitions, business ...it's all here!


FROM THE EDITOR

FEBRUARY 2014

“Dog trappers and deb balls”

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UR WEEKS at the helm of HT have been an education. We been learning about the individuality and history of this magazine, it's impact on the local community, plus we've also been taking in the hinterland scene. Thank you for all the welcomes we have had - this month I am delighted to congratulate two team members with an article and photo. (As a mother of four, I am very partial to babies!) The business community has really embraced the change of ownership, and we look forward to meeting even more of you at Chamber meetings and hinterland events. We're very grateful to Brendan from Maleny Town and Country Supplies for housing the papers until delivery. That feel of community here is tangible - we experienced it at the Australia Day celebrations in Maleny and the recent Film Festival. It is our aim to familiarise ourselves even more - sharing in the scenery, the

shopping and the culture with all of the Hinterland towns and villages. A handover often instigates change and a couple of Michael and Faith's regular contributors, our cartoonist and weatherman decided to "retire" - we wish them well. Feedback we have received includes lots of praise for the paper, but also requests for more community and business snippets, covering all the townships we serve. So you will see changes over the next few months, but nothing major. One thing we really dislike is wastage. The paper will continue to be released on the first Wednesday of the month for home deliveries, but you may have noticed that our bulk drops now occur the day after. If anything, readership will increase, as more papers are made available for visitors to the area. In our conversations with advertisers, many did not realise how far the HT travels. Deliveries extend to the airport, resorts and tourist hotspots from Cotton Tree to

Caloundra. In addition to the main centres, distribution includes Nambour, Palmwoods, Woombye, Beerwah, Landsborough, Conondale and Witta. We already know that visitors find the Where to Eat guide invaluable. We'll be looking at other ways to attract tourists to the area with the product, and we value your ideas. We'll be working with tourism bodies to make sure HT is really working for all our advertisers. Since taking on the magazine, our phone does not stop! Two queries I received last month were for a dog trapper and debutante balls, perhaps in a few months I will be able to answer some of the more unlikely questions! For instance, please let me know if Zumba is still happening on the range? If you see us out and about, don't be shy in telling us how to make HT the community newspaper that you want. Until next month, Michelle Gilmore editor@hinterlandtimes.com.au

Making News ... Restoration begins on Pattemore House

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culture champion Simon Denver talks of plays, taverns and buses

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confidence returns to Mary Valley agriculture

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Published first Wednesday of the month.

Not mud or straw, it's a cob home

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Rock the Kasbah with flavours and shades of Morocco

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Aussie Sports and Recreation Expo Australia Day photos

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Why is junk food sponsorship allowed in junior sport?

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COVER STORY Chef Peter Wolfe helps judge the bunya nut cooking competition at "Bunya Dreaming" a festival of the bunya nut harvest. This year there is a lot to celebrate, as it is the first time that the gathering was held on the Mimburi property.

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Hinterland restaurants receive national gongs F

OUR OF THE sixteen Sunshine Coast restaurants recognised nationally for culinary excellence by the prestigious 2014 Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat awards are located right here in the Hinterland. The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville shared the highest recognition with Wasabi in Noosa. Both achieved a score of 15 out of 20 based on ingredients, taste, presentation, technique, value and consistency. The Long Apron Chef, Cameron Matthew, said "We're delighted with our recent win and believe the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is becoming a real destination for food and wine. We're happy to be a part of it." "The recognition is great for our tourism industry. It was our most successful January on record - due in part to the recent award and publicity it brings to the area." CEO of Sunshine Coast Destination, Simon Ambrose congratulated the dining establishments saying, “We commend the region’s great restaurant industry that continues to recognise what the tourism industry is seeking and delivers beyond their expectations. This latest recognition suggests that Sunshine Coast’s reputation is reaching foodies right across the state and Australia.” Judges of the 2014 Australian Good Food Guide Awards dine anonymously; their reviews and the votes of the dining public who send in their comments, determine the results. Congratulations to all the 2014 Hinterland restaurant winners including The Long Apron, Montville (European), The Spirit House, Yandina (Thai), The Tamarind Restaurant, Maleny (Asian) and Reserve Restaurant, Maleny (Modern Australian).

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HE Maleny Arts Council presents a rare opportunity to see our own internationally acclaimed Jane Rutter, a free spirit classical flautist, Jane captures depth of sensuality as one of the world’s leading exponents of the Rampal School of French flute playing. Maleny Arts Council committee member Julie Fullerton said, "We're absolutely ecstatic to be bringing Jane Rutter to town and I know she's looking forward to bringing her French Kiss show to Maleny." "She and her team have been an absolute delight to deal with in relation to arrangements and production details, so we're really looking forward to meeting her in person." "We started to promote the show at the Australia Day celebrations last weekend and it's created quite a buzz around town." "We're getting lots of looks of surprise. People just can't believe we've landed such a big fish." "Tickets went on sale this week and they're already selling despite the show being over four weeks away. It's a great start to the 2014 program." See Jane on Sunday March 9 at 3pm, Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny. Tickets are on sale now at Maleny Information Centre or phone John on 5494 2584. The Maleny Arts Council aims to support, foster and promote quality arts events and experiences, and to bring exceptional talent such as this to the region, specifically Maleny and the Hinterland.

produce newspapers It has been a busy time for the crew, not only has HT acquired new owners, we also welcome two beautiful babies to the team. Feature writer, Leigh Robshaw and her partner Herrin Larkan's gorgeous new son cohen is only one month old. The little brother for Jasper is causing a bit of sleep deprivation, but both mum and bub are progressing well. you'll see Leigh's stories back in print from April. congratulations are also due to Katie Buckley on the birth of her baby, promoting son Elias to "big brother"! Adorable Harlan is 16 weeks old and son for her and partner Kip Lennon. Katie continues to work on advertising design and loves that with HT she can be a stay-at-home mum. We wish Leigh and Katie and their families well.

Leigh and month old baby Cohen Larkan

Harlan Lennon with mum, Katie Buckley

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Pattemore House:

the house of stories After four owners and four eras of Hinterland history, the restoration of this council owned asset is capturing as many memories as it is relics. “If these walls could talk…” Never has a cliché been more apt than when talking about Pattemore House. What a tale those walls could tell. Capturing the old girl’s stories is a labour of love for Friends of Pattemore House (FOPH), appointed custodians by Sunshine Coast Council who officially owns this heritage-listed farmhouse. “Our aim is to conserve everything that was here when Council purchased the property in 1995,” explains Gail Denver, FOPH Secretary. With four major owners over a hundred-year span, there are many stories to be captured during the restoration process underway within the Maleny Community Precinct. Pattemore House, originally named Fairview, was built in 1907 by brothers William, Ernest and Stan Pattemore after moving from Tilba Tilba in NSW, seeking a place with a higher rainfall. They chose a site on a ridge covered with rainforest, which included many white beech and cedar trees and were joined a year later by brothers Albert and Ernest. Over the next year, the brothers dug saw pits and began turning white beech

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trees into timber for a home for their parents, John Robert (JR) and Emily Pattemore. The property operated as a dairy farm on the share farming principle. Ninety-six years later JR’s granddaughter Emily English, fearing the unique farmhouse would be demolished, worked to place the property on the Queensland Heritage Council list. Today, it is one of the oldest surviving in situ pitsawn timber residences in the area. Story gathering began with an archaeological dig by local archaeologist Steve Chaddock (Timeline Heritage). Over the years, household rubbish had been buried at various sites, including next to an ancient fig tree, which later blew over in a storm. “We uncovered chards of plates, bottles, all sorts of household items, and took them to family members to find out which era they belonged to,” said Gail. They also found a bottle of Granny Smith’s Health Salts. A check on Trove website turned up a poster that claimed this potion cured just about everything. There is little doubt that Emily Pattemore, who was unwell when she moved into her house, placed great faith in this remedy.

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Susan Carbery tells of how her grandmother, Alma, was left at the house as a nine-year-old child to help look after her grandmother, a task she performed until she married. John Robert died at the grand age of 96, Maleny’s oldest resident. Pattemore House is considered a major asset by Council, and part of the Cultural Heritage Levy is earmarked for its preservation. Sixty per cent of FOPH Executive are Pattemore descendants. President Susan Carbery (Maleny High School teacher) is JR’s three-times great granddaughter. Her mother, Valerie, used to visit the house as a girl. Stories don’t just come from the Pattemores. George Armstrong and his family, the final owners before it was purchased by Council, called the farm home for nearly as long as the Pattemores. The story goes that they arrived at 2:00am with two cattle trucks, in complete darkness, drove in as close as they could to unload their gear, made themselves a cup of tea, then in the morning saw they had cracked all the front path. This is one of the dilemmas facing conservationists: whether to leave the path to tell its own tale, or repair it for visitor safety. There are very strict guidelines for preserving a heritage-listed property. “If we can’t prove it was once there, we can’t introduce it,” explained Gail. “Because we want to showcase the four major eras of the farm, particularly the gardens surrounding the house, we need to do a lot of research to see which plants were originally here. This is where family photos are invaluable.” FOPH have assembled artefacts from the farm, including the original Pattemore branding iron and cross-saw, donated by the Armstrong family. Council have appointed a team of heritage consultants to work on a five-year management plan that will continue no matter the make up of the Council or the FOPH. Landscape Architect Catherine Brouwer has produced beautiful drawings of the proposed garden restoration. Work is

underway to repaint the house, inside and out, in the same colours that the Armstrong family knew. FOPH and Sunshine Coast Council believe the property should be available to the community to use and appreciate. Many projects are proposed, including re-establishing a stand of beech trees that once occurred near the house. Author Germaine Greer symbolically planted the first seedling in the back yard when she visited in 2013. The Friends plan to include the community and schools in further archaeological investigations. Appropriately-themed art displays and book launches are mooted in the plans and a display of objects, photographs and interpretive signage will illustrate the stories that make up this house. As Emily English, JR’s granddaughter, said: “It was worth every moment of the five years it took to get the listing done, because my uncles assured me that this house would last forever, and now I think that it will, because of the listing”.

Historical background and photos of this unique farmhouse are courtesy of Friends of Pattemore House, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pattemorehouse

Opposite page: Descendants of William Pattemore. L-R Kathleen, Aaron holding Samara Pattemore, Dianne Smith, Vince and Valerie Carbery, Susan Carbery, front Luca and Gianni Curiale. Opposite page inset: JRP branding irons Top: Emily Pattemore with some of her family Above: "Fairview" family group. Left: John Robert and Emily Craddock Pattemore in 1935

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Maleny will host "Songs From The Tavern" by playwright and hinterland resident, Simon Denver. But who knew this culture champion has written one of the most popular plays in the country, all in one day?

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HEN IT COMES to talking, Simon Denver usually has quite a lot to say; and will say it quite readily to anyone who will listen. For all his 42 years of success, both as a playwright, director and actor, he would have to be one of the least noisy hinterland residents when it comes to talking about his own successes. Simon was recently recognised as a Queensland Culture Champion by Arts Queensland, and has received numerous awards for his theatrical work over the years. Having started writing when he was 13, Simon followed in the footsteps of his mother, prolific playwright, Jo Denver.


He seems to be one writer who doesn’t suffer from ‘writers block’, and says it gets easier the longer he does it. “I look back and think, well in my 20’s a play would take 3 or 4 months, or 3 or 4 years to get it right. In my 30’s it would take half the time, in my forties half again.” He recently wrote a play in 2 days! It went on to be quite successful and won a number of awards, and he was asked how he wrote it in such a short amount of time. “I did write it in 2 days, but it took me 40 years to learn how to write it in two days,” he said, with his trademark razor sharp wit. Apart from writing and acting, Simon is a veteran director and says it is the ‘easiest job in the world’ because all it requires is the ability to tell people what to do, and he is not shy about saying what he means. Despite the rumours of him being a scary director, for those who have had the privilege to work with him, he is a master at his craft. He knows that different strokes work for different folks and manages his actors with minimal direction. Oscar Wilde once said ‘If you want to tell people the truth, you’d better make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.’ Simon achieves this balance perfectly, both in his directing,

Opposite page: Local Simon Denver has achieved consistent success as a playwright, director and actor Above: Some of the shenanigans at the Woodford Folk Festival’s Mystery Bus tour (photo courtesy El Tampling) Top: On board the Mystery Bus (photo Clayton Storey)

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and in the hilarious plays that he churns out so easily when he puts ink to paper, giving life to the ideas that he has stewing in his mind for years. Simon’s most popular play to date; one of the most performed plays in the country, and most likely showing at a high school near you; is Man of Steel. He wrote it in one night, on a typewriter, which he says was achieved simply by throwing together all the corny jokes that he could think of. He says he has never been able to repeat Man of Steel; it was just a fluke that he caught at the right moment. Simon says, “Someone said ‘let’s write a musical of Superman’ and I said ‘oh yeah!’...He didn’t think it would lend itself to comedy.” But it did. Simon wrote it, and the rest is history, as they say. Simon has enjoyed an illustrious career that has taken him all the way from La Boite, to the Short and Sweet Film Festival where his one act play won a number of awards, and more recently to his many years at the helm of the Suncoast Repertory Theatre alongside stage giants Joan Bensen and Joy Marshall. For the last five years the Suncoast Repertory Theatre have been the folks behind the gruelling theatre season that is the Woodford Folk Festival’s Mystery Bus tour. It's a place where thirty folk festival punters jump on board the bus for band performances in an intimate setting. While audiences line up, actors set the scene with street performances and other hijinks, to get them in the mood for what awaits them when they step aboard. The Mystery Bus is a place where anything can happen, and generally does. Their cast of fifteen performers, who work eight hours and four shows a day, make the experience one to remember. This year the theme was MIB and the cast were dressed up in black suits with sunglasses, pretending to be members of the ‘Woodfordia Homebrand Insecurity’ branch, complete with water guns and business cards. The Suncoast thespians latest play is what Simon calls a “multi-fusion cabaret, with songs from the tavern”. He chose this theme because it can draw on anything from the last 4 to 500 years, and is left wide open to reveal a multitude of hilarious stories by those who are under the influence of in vino veritas (spilling their truths while in their cups). The performance will be a fundraiser for the SRT’s patron, veteran actor/director and voice coach, Joan Bensen, known in theatre circles as Joan Whalley. Joan revolutionised theatre in Australia in 1971, when she and the cast of ‘Norm and Ahmed’ were arrested and thrown into jail for the use of the ‘F’ word. They went to court and won, which set a precedent for people to stay out of the arts. Simon also takes his arts seriously, and is one of few in the game who has achieved consistent success. He is always working, and generally has several projects underway at once. These include a recent 2 day acting gig for a STEPS training video, directing a number of plays, a mini-series in the works, a TV pilot for an apocalyptic, end-of-the-world scenario, set in the hinterland and a new project that it will revolutionise the high school musical genre. When it comes to a man like Simon Denver it pays to ‘watch this space’, because you never know where he is going to pop up next! To see him and the SRT in action check out Songs From The Tavern at the Maleny Community Centre on Thursday the 3rd, with a second show on Friday the 4th of April.

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confidence returns to the

Valley

After the disruption caused by the Traveston Dam and collapse of agriculture in the Mary Valley, community forces are reinvigorating an industry that was once the lifeblood of the region. Dagun resident and Churchill Scholarship recipient, Elaine Bradley shares the recent success of local growers and producers.

Above: Elaine Bradley opening discussion with landowners

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Opposite page: Mary Valley Country Harvest Field Days helps growers introduce best-practice and innovations in small-scale agriculture.

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UST WEST of the Sunshine Coast is the Mary Valley, an area renowned for its natural beauty and highly productive farmlands. The headwaters of the Mary River start at Conondale and wind down through steep hillsides to broad river flats around Kenilworth, then meander north through alternating deep gullies and floodplains, out past Gympie and Maryborough until it reaches the sea at the Great Sandy Straits. It is this unique mosaic of landforms that lends the Mary Valley to a diverse range of agricultural enterprises. The riverbanks have long supported a vibrant dairy industry, whilst a wide range of fruits, nuts and vegetables flourish in the rich volcanic soils on the higher grounds, with crops produced year-round in this warm subtropical climate.

However, like many other agricultural areas, the Mary Valley has also seen a collapse in its agricultural industry over the past couple of decades. Dairy cows have generally been replaced by beef cattle, orchards have been removed or remain untended because of low returns in a competitive marketplace, and vegetable production all but ceased, unable to compete with larger production areas with more efficient operations. A long-time tradition of small family farms looked close to being a thing of the past. When most of the land in the Mary Valley between Kenilworth and Gympie was acquired by the Queensland Government for a proposed large dam in 2006, it seemed to be the death-knell for agriculture in the region. However, when the project was cancelled three years later, the

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communities remaining in the region saw that there was opportunity to revitalise the area through a markedly different focus on the area's potential for agritourism. Economic development studies identified the potential for agritourism based on the close proximity of the Mary Valley to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Discussions with farm businesses remaining in the valley identified many opportunities for small-scale and niche farming ventures. Tourism studies concluded that the area was a great destination for low-impact, family-friendly activities. The seeds were sown, and "Mary Valley Country" was born. For small farms to be viable again in the Mary Valley, it was seen that there was a need for cooperative action, and a regional identity to distinguish the products in a very competitive marketplace. Research on rural communities that have revitalised in other countries pointed to the need to establish strong links with other local economic strategies, creating networks throughout the food value chain, local recognition and branding, training and support, and coordinated activities. Aligning with the region's tourism strategy "Mary Valley Country - come out to play", a variety of community-based organisations are taking big steps to set a strong base for agritourism that can support the large number of new or revitalised agriculture businesses that are now being established in the area. One of these recent initiatives was "Mary Valley Country Flavours", a project which raised the profile of local produce and encouraged tourism operators to engage with local growers and suppliers, assisted by the development of a recognisable logo, certification, and publication of a "Farm to Business" trade directory. The "Flavours" initiative is now being managed by a new co-operative of growers who have established links with consumer groups locally and on the Sunshine Coast. Mary Valley Country Harvest Cooperative coordinates weekly deliveries to buyers co-ops and food service businesses. The co-op is currently working on collaborative production planning with new and existing growers, and working on streamlining aggregation and distribution through the development of a 'food hub'.

To support new growers and food producers, and to encourage existing farms looking to strengthen their business, the cooperative has also established a training schedule which seeks to link growers and agriculture professionals to look at best-practice and innovations in small-scale agriculture. The 2014 Summer School ("The Business of Small-Area Farming") will be held in February, followed by monthly farm visits to examine specific practices or initiatives to assist the development of new farming enterprises. Land in the Mary Valley is gradually being released for sale, with strong encouragement for new or expanding agricultural businesses. Already, there has been an increase in the amount of ginger in production, the establishment of farms to supply the cut-flower and foliage industry and to grow seeds and plants for use in pharmaceutical and neutraceutical products. A visit to the local markets and festivals shows that a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is readily available, with an emphasis on chemical-free, local and seasonal. There are grass-fed beef, free-range poultry and pig farms producing small amounts of meat for direct sale to consumers, each proudly specialising in their favourite breed. Cheeseries, bakeries and preserve-makers use local fresh produce to give that unusual twist to their offerings - jersey milk cheeses, feijoa jams, cakes and breads flavoured with local bushfoods. Although still in its infancy, there is a huge potential for agriculture to again become a major industry in the Mary Valley. But it may be a paradigm shift from the traditional farms of previous times. New farmers are more likely to be part of a network of small growers and food producers who are working together to make their businesses easier to run, more efficient, and more profitable. Although there are not enough active farms yet to make a recognisable food tourism destination, they have started to grow. Soon there will be a slight twist to that tourism strategy - "Mary Valley Country - come out to eat"! For more information about Mary Valley Country Harvest, contact Elaine Bradley on 0459 225 399 or maryvalleycountryharvest@gmail.com .

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Jodie Lyn Brown:

a woman with her feet firmly planted on the earth You have heard of houses of mud bricks and straw bale – cob homes are less common, and one is being created here in Maleny.

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OU KNOW when you have the mixture right; you can feel it with your feet.” Jodie wriggles her toes as she explains the technique of preparing the clay that will become her family home. She fell in love with the idea of creating a dwelling from earth when she moved to Crystal Waters over seven years ago, and has been researching the process ever since. Attending a cob workshop at Bellbunya Community fuelled her enthusiasm. While Jodie loves the community and rural space of Crystal Waters, she knew it was time to move on when most days were spent in Maleny, where she works part time, and her girls go to school. Late 2012, she sold her property and made the decision (some would say brave decision) to buy a plot of land and turn her dream of a cob home into reality. Over many cups of tea at her kitchen table, Jodie and builder friend David discussed ideas and drew plans. It would be a solar-passive home, a blend of conventional building and thick cob walls providing terrific insulation. Jodie was convinced she could build for around $100,000. David agreed that, with careful selection of material and project management, it was possible. Jodie took out an Owner Builder permit and Brett Grimley from Ecolibrium Designs came on board. Brett shared Jodie’s passion for cob structures, although he doubted she would be able to bring the project in on budget. Jodie made test bricks with soil from her site, but it proved unsuitable. However, Rod Ansell (RodCat), who had prepared the pad, had just the right soil on his property ten minutes down the road at Witta. At first inspection, Jodie thought it appeared very stony, “ouch, not good for feet stomping at all!” however, after mixing soil and water and letting the slurry settle in a large jar, she found the lumps were deco (decomposed granite) and good quality clay. Perfect. Jodie was determined to source materials locally. Eleven large logs that form the main post-and-beam structure of the cob section came from Crystal Waters. “These trees, planted and tended all these years, came from land that holds a special place in my heart”. The side of each log is spiked with large nails where the earth will make contact. A process aptly called ‘porcupining’. Everything has a story: the door jambs used to be hardwood decking on Bretts Wharf in Brisbane; windows and doors were sourced from various second-hand shops and centres, and she acquired two old panelled doors from the entrance to the Maleny Community Centre.


Above: Brett Grimley from Ecolibrium created this fantastic design drawing of Jodie's house Right: Jodie and Annabelle preparing the mix at cob building workshop photo Below right: The first layer workshop

Inset into an almost-complete North-eastern wall is a brilliant green glass bowl that catches the light; glass tiles of differing shapes and colours came from the Caloundra Tip Shop. They will be featured in this wall. It will be a spectacular sight. “As the house is nearing completion, builder David is continuing on woodwork, while the cob walls are my gig, so that’s what I concentrate on now, thankfully with the help of willing friends!” Throughout the last seven months, Jodie has learnt so much labouring and project managing her home. New skills like debarking, sanding and sealing poles, stripping paint from old doors and windows, triple-gripping hardwood joists, painting, positioning heavy hardwood timbers and using many power tools for the first time… Jodie organised a weekend workshop with cob guru Linda McKee from Reeseville. By the end of the wellattended workshop the first course of one cob wall had been laid. “The process is a lot of fun,” says Jodie. “When you have the mixture of clay earth, sand and straw just right, you make a cob sausage and have a tug-owar with your cobbing partner. If you can’t pull it apart, it has enough straw for strength. It is such simple science.” All around the yard are incubating pods: large parcels of clay and crusher dust wrapped in black plastic, waiting to be tramped by eager feet into a mixture that is “creamy and firm, just right!” Then barley straw will be stomped in, and the mixture added to the preceding layer of wall. The external sides remain rough with wisps of straw protruding to act as a key for the layers of render to come. There is still a lot of work before the family is ready to call the building their home, but along the way this mother and her three daughters share a great deal of joy creating their own space. They hope to be finished by the end of the year.

Amazingly, it will have taken only eighteen months, and Jodie has managed to come in on budget. “All up, including initial professional fees, it will have cost $120,000. The building itself was no more than $110,000. Imagine what a conventional three-bedroom home would have cost!” Far more important is the beautiful natural environment Jodie will have created. It is a magical place, with her vibrant personality captured in every aspect of it. “It is a huge undertaking, but I just have to do it,” explains Jodie. “To live in Maleny is to find other people who enthusiastically share your dreams through action and heart. I feel very blessed.”

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Bunya Dreaming

After 120 years, the bunya nut gathering returned to the hinterland in 2007. This year there is a lot to celebrate, as it is the first year that the gathering was held on the Mimburi property, in the Obi Obi Valley, on 300 acres of land alongside the Mary River.

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HE HISTORY OF the Indigenous peoples is a painful one, but despite the reality of the situation, they are optimistic about their ability to rebuild their culture. One person who is trailblazing this path for the Kabi Kabi peoples is local Indigenous woman, Beverly Hand. Auntie Bev has worked tirelessly over the years, to revitalise culture in the area, with extensive landcare, community engagement, and rebirthing the bunya gathering in 2007. Following the Aboriginal Protection and Restrictions of the Sale of Opium Act of Queensland Parliament in 1897, the government forcibly removed Indigenous people off the land. As a result they stopped their annual bunya gathering at Baroon, the last was recorded in 1887. It was here that they would meet to celebrate the harvest of the bunya, feast, share games, stories,


culture and community, as the different mobs came together. Over the years that followed, a lot of the bunya trees were cut down for farming, so Beverly and Barung Landcare have spent years eradicating weeds and planting thousands of trees in the area. “The trees live for 500-700 years and you’d get trees 60 metres tall back then,� said Bev. “By law we weren’t allowed to harm them, and it was the only tree that we had a law about, and such a reverence for. So when they started cutting down the trees it was such a mournful time, and that mourning lasted a long time.� The name ‘Mimburi’ literally means ‘continual flow’, and refers to “the continual flow of every living thing, and how we all have a relationship with one another�. The land, currently under lease by Beverly, has an abundance of bunya trees on it, which makes it the perfect place for holding the gathering. She chose to call it ‘Bunya Dreaming’ because she wanted it to be a meeting for people to come together for community, and to dream together a vision for the future. “It’s about people gathering to celebrate the harvesting of the bunya. That’s what the idea is, but what actually happens is that people connect.� The day was supported by the Sunshine Coast Heritage Levy, and brought together people of all walks of life in the spirit of reconciliation, to share in the rich culture of the Indigenous peoples, with over 600 visitors and Elders coming from near and far. For the more energetic competitors there was the ‘bunya gathering’ game where heats of men, women and children ran back and forth, collecting as many bunya cones as they could in a minute. ‘Bunya shucking’ involved people sitting in a circle with a bucket and a bunya cone, shucking as many nuts as they could in a minute. Others picked up a large bunya cone and attempted to guess the weight of it (9.6kg). There was something for everyone, with the ‘flora and fauna challenge’ providing an opportunity to name plants, bunya yarners took to the stage for the ‘bunya storytelling’; a ‘bunya art challenge’, where they created art out of wood, seeds, nuts and other pieces of flora. Young musicians competed by playing a song to the crowd, with one lucky winner taking the bunya guitar home for a year. There was also an opportunity to watch and participate in a didge making workshop, and learn how to make a hunting boomerang. One of the highlights of the gathering was the bunya food competition, with a huge number of entries of an array of dishes made from bunya nuts. They included a bunya cheesecake, bunya biscuits, bunya and ham soup, bunya iced chai tea and a bunya scone loaf. The judges included

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Indigenous elder Aunt Helanor, Graham White from Witchety Grub Bush Food Nursery and local chef Peter Wolfe from Cedar Creek Farm. Bev says, “the Mimburi community was established to help support the local Indigenous community and to create a greater awareness of Indigenous culture in the broader community.� Their membership is inclusive, with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people invited to become members, and participate in the activities. The community has four business functions which include growing their own food; health and wellbeing, including a monthly gathering for women, and a men’s group that camps on the property; and a place of respite for Elders and Murri Sisters carers. Another project on the cards is a slow release rehabilitation program for when people are discharged from jail. Rather than getting dumped at the nearest Centrelink or pub, they can come to the Mimburi land, and be in a safe place until they get on their feet. They are also offering the space for school groups to learn weaving, spear making, dance and other aspects of Indigenous culture. Since leasing Mimburi, Beverly and her partner Michael have completed extensive work including organic toilets, a camp kitchen and other infrastructure. Currently she does not know what the future holds for the property. Beverly hopes they will be in a position to use their option to buy when the lease ends in May 2015, but she needs help to make it happen. Contact Beverley at info@mimburi.com.au for more information about Mimburi, or to assist with fundraising.

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Above: Flaxton Barn's new owner, Debbie Martin is passionate about her antiques Right: The Flaxton Barn is known as the place with the pig

year. Her husband Paul has two children, one already works at Flaxton Barn. The hinterland is also a great place to indulge another passion, "We have a motorbike and love going for weekend rides - we really welcome motorbike groups to call into the barn." If you do, don't leave without trying their mango smoothies and delectable nougat. Different it is. If you are after a unique gift or a friendly spot for lunch or a coffee, make sure you go in and say hello.


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Since opening its doors in 2007, Sweets on Maple has provided some of Europe’s finest hand made chocolates and truffles, in a variety of box and tin sizes. Our European chocolates come from Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, England and at the moment we have some from Latvia. Individual handmade pralines and truffles are available from the glass display, with one of the most popular being cherry liqueurs. You may choose to fill a box with your own choice of handmade chocolates or mix these with fudge or nougat for a great thank you gift or to take along to a dinner party. We have boxes in three sizes of which the smallest window box holds 12 chocolates. For Valentine’s Day we have heart shaped tins with Belgian chocolates.

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Hinterland voices sought

The Sunshine Coast Choral Society is seeking new singers for 2014. Former members are also invited to join for the 20th Anniversary programme. The Choral Society is a self-funded community choir with a professional Music Director and a professional accompanist. This mixed voice choir (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) sings works from the traditional and modern choral repertoire as authentically as possible; works may be unaccompanied, with piano or with an orchestra. The programme for 2014 includes a ‘from scratch’ performance of Haydn’s “Creation” on May 3rd; A Choral Tapestry – the official twentieth anniversary concert reflecting the extent of the choir’s repertoire on August 3rd ; and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio on December 7th. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights 6:45pm – 9:30pm at the Lakeshore Christian Church, North Buderim. For more information phone Jennifer – 5444 3899 or email Maryann at maryannk27@live.com.au or visit www.suncoastchoral.org.au

Zonta hosts International Women’s Day March 9 The Zonta Club of the Blackall Range annual charity event, an International Women’s Day luncheon, will be held at Flaxton Gardens on Sunday the 9th of March this year. They are excited to welcome Apex Australia’s first female National President, Kate Huth as guest speaker. Kate grew up on the Hinterland and her father was a member of Apex for 22 years (here she is pictured with her parents, locals Peter and Alison). Kate has been involved with the volunteer organisation since 1999 when she was awarded Young Apexian of the Year. She has worked with Apex at all levels, including in the Asia Pacific region, establishing an Apex Club in Indonesia. At the age of 34, Kate is the youngest person to ever be elected to the position as National President, and is enthusiastic about revitalising the organisation. During recent years, memberships of service clubs such as Apex have waned considerably but Kate is determined to assist Apex to become one of the country’s leading volunteer organisations again. For tickets phone Glennis on 07 5306 4305 or Kaye on 07 5435 2051.

The Mapleton Tennis Club is powering

There aren’t too many places left in Australia that don’t have access to water or power, yet before the Heritage Bank Development initiative, Mapleton Tennis Club were indeed without these essentials. President Dan McDonald said, “We now can boil a kettle and we have a working refrigerator. We can now illuminate inside and outside the shed,” he said. The grant has allowed the club to bring phase power over to the tennis shed in preparation for court lighting in the near future. Now the club is focused on securing grants for evening lighting to create more social tennis, and cater for the working community. Dan McDonald (pictured right, with VP John Clemence and members Bernard Pollock and Peter Young) said the Mapleton Tennis Club has come from obscurity and pile of clay rubble to a thriving, community based tennis centre, in less than 10 years. He says the focus on junior development will keep the club growing into the future. Dan says, "Coach Ian Cowan does a fabulous job. We're happy that Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings the place is swimming with kids."


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EMEMBER The Spice Boys from the Bombay Mahal in the old church at the top end of Maleny? Ron Coxhell retired and Sam Kulkarni went off to hone his chef skills which he added to his engineering and I.T. background. The duo have popped up again - this time at the other end of town. Both are happily ensconced in the Bunya Bistro at the Maleny Hotel. For over 100 years the Maleny Hotel has catered for the hospitality and social requirements of the good folk of Maleny and surrounds. So now these two and their team will add to this century of tradition. Restaurant and Functions Manager, Ron, says, “Our goal is to bring quality pub food, with a bit of a twist, in a friendly and comfortable environment.” “Sam learnt the processes of catering for the masses at the mines in Central Queensland and the finesse of fine dining in the kitchen of Brisbane restaurants, corporate boxes and the Brisbane City Hall.” They plan to make the most of Sam’s skills with a thrust towards the wedding and special occasion’s market. Ron explains, “The hotel is ideally placed for these occasions. The Maleny Hotel grounds include a ranch style house with lawns to the Obi Creek simply perfect for celebrations.” “Plans are already underway for St Valentine’s Dinner with renowned harpist, Kim Kirkman, playing during dinner and afterwards dancing to the rove and covers band, Beats Workin’ in the gallery.” Mother’s day, a Gala Melbourne Cup and other events are also planned. “The whole team is excited about being involved in such an iconic local establishment. Why not tell your friends to stay in our popular country style

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Community News Community News Community News Montville is ready to Stomp

RSPCA fundraising evening at Poets Café Join host, Michael Beatty, for a memorable evening to celebrate all creatures great and small by raising money for animal welfare. Indulge with fine food and wine as well as live entertainment from Laura Mulcahy and Luke Patrick along with raffles, prizes and silent auctions. Now in its ninth year, organisers send a special thanks to Poets Cafe for hosting and sponsoring this event. Held Friday 21st February 2014, 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start at Poets Cafe, 167 Main St, Montville. Tickets are $75 each or $140 for two, which includes gourmet canapes and drinks. One hundred percent of the ticket price goes direct to the RSPCA to help animals in need. RSVP by Friday 14th February 2014 on 07 3426 9943 or email events@rspcaqld.org.au

World Day of Prayer supports Literacy The Maleny Baptist Church will celebrate the World Day of Prayer on Friday 7th of March, with an event at 9:30am, cnr of McCarthy and Maleny Kenilworth Road, Maleny. Celebrated across the globe among people of all traditions, gathering together in the spirit of peace, unity and diversity of culture. With over 3 million people, from more than 170 countries, the movement provides an opportunity for people of all denominations to come together during the month of March, for “informed prayer and prayerful action”. Each year the focus is on a different country; with prayers for Egypt: “Streams in the Desert”, the theme for 2014. As well as prayer and singing, the event will feature a guest speaker and a sumptuous morning tea. It is an opportunity to support the Egyptian Bible Society’s “Children’s and Adult Literacy Project” which assists men, women and children to learn and retain basic literacy skills, and grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. Jenny Park and Lenore Burton (pictured with an African Grannie) along with other Maleny women will be helping to organise and run this World Day of Prayer service, and welcome all to the event.

The Sunshine Coast’s Flame Hill Vineyard will celebrate its most successful vintage in years with its STOMP festival on Saturday 15 February 2014 at its Montville vineyard and restaurant. The STOMP event gives the visitor the opportunity to experience a real harvest on a real working farm. Entertainment for the day will be supplied by the Charlie Simms Jazz Quartet, Raymando the wine stud/ Lassanya Ray’s raunchy sister (aka comedian Neil Bidner), the scrumptious Ruby Red Delight and the Stomp Tribal Grape Nymphs, who start the Stomp ceremony dancing to the drums of Human Rhythm. The epicurean options on the day include gourmet Angus beef burgers, prawns on the lawn, and cheese plates on the Terrace, and the restaurant is offering a three-course meal, designed and prepared by talented chef Adam Lugg. The fun starts from 11am, Saturday 15 February 2014 at 249 Western Ave, Montville, call (07) 5478 5920 or visit www.flamehill.com.au to book.

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T”S GETTING THAT time of year when the temperatures are soaring, lawns withering, paddocks browning off , trees shed leaves, the bush fire danger is high and houses start to bake (unless they are well insulated) and if you don’t have air-conditioning in your car it’s time to cook in your own juices. What we need is shade and that’s a great incentive for you to plant trees and shrubs. Trees and shrubs create shade and humidity and are nature’s air conditioners and that’s what is needed to drop the temperature and protect the delicate north European complexions of the majority of us! Rainforest trees and shrubs generally have dense dark green foliage that provide shade and cooling temperatures (just go for a walk in Mary Cairncross on a hot day), so planting tree and shrubs, will save your power bill and you from wilting! However before I whip you into a frenzy of shade tree planting, you need to plan a bit first. You need to think what plants will work best where. Revegetating with trees to the south of your house has several benefits including protection from strong southerly’s, cooling the air temperature through their shade and adding moisture to the air on a hot dry day. Most importantly when

planting trees near your house always take into consideration how high the tree will grow, eg. if it can grow to forty metres, then never plant closer than forty metres to your house, so that in a worst case scenario and the tree falls down – it won’t hit your house (also keep that in mind for your neighbour’s house!) Too many times we see soaring gum trees planted on fence lines in small acreage blocks. Revegetating with shrubs and groundcovers on the north side will ensure that you don’t miss out on the winter sun (let’s not forget how cold it was just a few months back!). One way to achieve height and summer shade (and not miss out on the winter sun) is to plant deciduous trees. Luckily we do have a few deciduous native trees to choose from such as Red Cedar (Toona Ciliata), White Cedar (Melia azedarach), Tall Sandpaper Fig (Ficus fraseri), Superb Fig (Ficus superba) and White Fig (Ficus virens) – keep in mind that these are all tall trees and that figs have wide spreading root systems (so best for the bigger acreages. The added benefit of revegetating for your own comfort and improvement of your habitat is that you will also provide habitat for a lot of grateful critters that also call this place home!

Landscapes with Loors Landscaping FRANZ LOORS ... 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 you’re 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 also in school yards, nature strips and community gardens. When designing your new garden or ren-

ovating 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!

PRINCIPAL LAWYER

Defamation A Brief Description Defamation concerns the public communication of words, gestures, images or acts that are likely to lower the esteem of the person to whom such communication is targeted. For a message to be defamatory it must be communicated in some way such as: • an article, program, report, advertisement etc. communicated by a newspaper, magazine, tv, radio, internet • a letter, note or other writing; • a picture, gesture or verbal utterance; and • any other material or means by which something may be communicated to a person. The message is deemed to be defamatory if it lowers the concerned person’s reputation, leads others to think less of that person, makes others shun or avoid that person; and cause others to ridicule, hate or despise them. There are several distinct defences to an action for defamation which are all noted in the Act: •Justification – the truth alone is the defence here; •Absolute privilege – this defence is available when one can prove that the document was pub lished on an occasion of absolute privilege such as parliamentary matters and publications; •Public documents – this defence is available if the publication is from a public document and the information was published honestly for the advancement of education or for informing the public ; •Qualified privilege – if the recipient of the defamatory matter has an interest in the information contained in the publication such as a scenario where the information was published in the course of giving that information to that person; •Honest opinion – if the publication expresses an opinion that is honestly held by the author as opposed toa statement of fact and the opinion was based on proper material that is substantially true; •Triviality – where the aggrieved person is un likely to suffer any harm. It is also worth noting that an apology made to an aggrieved person will not constitute an admission of fault or liability.

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EMPERATURES HAVE been higher, heat waves have been more intense and it seems the wet season may be later and possibly shorter. Spare a thought for the environment. It responds remarkably quickly to a little bit of rain but ultimately soil moisture levels are likely to be insufficient to support all of the existing vegetation. Losses are to be expected. The past two months have not been good for planting except where water has been readily available and there has been some shade for vulnerable tubestock. Those relying on tanks have probably been delaying revegetation programs until the season breaks, a sensible move in the circumstances. However, the delayed planting season has provided an opportunity to re-assess the species mix and layout within project areas. It is worth reviewing previous plantings to see what survived, or died, and whether reduced soil moisture

could have been the reason. Soils differ in their ability to retain water and also to release it to the plant roots. Even here on the Blackall Range where our soils are predominantly derived from volcanic flows, there is considerable variation. Another factor to consider is soil strength. Plant trees with good water uptake and an ability to withstand some root movement. If you are new to the area, purchase a copy of Rocks and Landscapes of the Sunshine Coast by Warwick Willmott. It is a fascinating history of the geology of our area and provides insights into how our soils behave in relation to the natural flow of water. They can and do slide, especially around the flanks of the plateaux. However, Barung staff and many members can help with advice based on experience. In addition to normal Wednesday to Friday trading the Porters Lane nursery is now open on Saturday mornings from 9am - 12noon.

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HEN MALENY’S UPFRONT GM Karen Syrmis, Janna Pameijer and Wendy Nugent get together, they talk about their trip to Morocco last November. Karen, Janna and Wendy lived in a Berber community, enjoyed regional foods and tried their hand at making flat breads and biscuits in traditional kitchens. Janna explains, “I first was introduced to the village of Tamnougalt in 2011. It was my cousin who encouraged me to come and see the village where she now lives.” “This is an ancient (in our terms) village built in the 16th century, set among the date palms in the Draa valley oasis of middle Morocco. The village like many others in the regions was made of rammed earth with most structures being at least 30 metres high.” After a successful tour with a group of fellow sculptors and potters in following years Janna introduced artists, photographers and friends to this magical region. “With each visit I got to know local characters and they got to know me and my Aussie friends.” This village survives on the date industry and some tourism. Though set on a side road, it is one of the last stops on the way to the Sahara Desert,

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Tamnougalt was a very important trading centre for camel caravans laden with spices and still attracts travellers to its ancient heart. There is a lovely cafe overlooking the palm oasis and a few comfortable hotels in and around the village. Set in the middle of the village is the Kasbah des Caids, house of the region’s governing family. After the French took over Morocco in 1912, this form of governing was disbanded. However the Berber families and their relics still remain. “I met Hassan (descendant of the Caids) in early 2013 visiting his family Kasbah. He now offers his family home as a museum.” “As you enter the main door, earthen corridors open to a magnificent arched courtyard. He explained that the ground floor was more public whilst the first floor was solely reserved for his close family. The flat earth roof to shows views over the thousands of palm set in the middle of this rocky desert landscape.” Hassan, a quiet and humble person is sole caretaker, building supervisor, museum guide, is university educated and speaks 5 languages, tells the stories of his Kasbah. “Our conversation continued after his formal guided tour was over. He showed me other parts of

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the Kasbah that were suffering from neglect. Earthen building need to be maintained (topping up) every 5 years to keep a seal on exposed edges. Some parts had completely collapsed.” In the middle of the village their historic earthen Kasbah is weathering faster than they can afford to repair. A small tourist industry that sustains the village would be lost should the building disappear. “His quest to save his heritage is small in the world’s perspective but in this small region of Morocco, it seems imperative to maintain the village’s living museum as a reminder of its grander past.” In Tamnougalt, the travellers saw the need to reach out and help this small oasis community. Run on ethical and sustainable principles, the Upfront Club, Queensland’s only co-operative restaurant, is committed to supporting the local community and also offers a hand to communities beyond Australian shores. Their new Art Co-ordinator, Joanne Howard, has brought a particular verve to the Club’s ongoing exhibitions, melding themes with art and giving local artists an outstanding platform to present their talent. One such exhibitor is photography lover, Linda Ivisec. Linda is presenting “Shades of Morocco” her response to travels in 2012. Linda’s month long exhibition opens on the February 6th and will be presented with fun and flair, typical of Upfront openings. The dinner most fittingly will complement her exhibition. To reinforce the community mind of Maleny, Friends of the Kasbah fundraising dinner has been graciously sponsored by local artists and local businesses such as Linda Ivisec, Lindsay Muir, Janna Pameijer, Ben Messina, Hair by Kylie, Maleny IGA, Beauty by Gabrielle, Colin James, Upfront Club, Maleny Cooperative and many more. You can't miss the Upfront Club in Maleny when walking by. The spill of tables and chairs occupied by patrons catching up over a coffee, a meal or just ‘chilling out’ cluster below the window of its cottage facade. Call in and be part of this community.

Join in the february flavour of Morocco. 6th to 27th Feb – 6:00pm: “Shades of Morocco” Photography Exhibition by Linda Ivisec. 20th Feb – 6:00pm: Friends of the Kasbah “Moroccan Feast” and other tantalizing treats. Dinner bookings are essential. Please ring by 19th Feb upfront club – 5494 2592.

Opposite page: Upfront Club GM Karen Syrmis, Janna Pameijer and Wendy Nugent enjoy a mint tea and discuss the Moroccan Feast and fundraising night for the 20th February at the Upfront Club. Above: View across the wasting walls of Tamnougalt Far right: Hassan with new timbers Right: The Kasbah interior

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Wedding Connections

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Your guide to local wedding services on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Celebrants & Ceremonies Chrissie Ray – Civil Celebrant You’re unique. You want something tailored just for you – fun, but also tasteful, serious and emotional. I’m unique too – professional, but never boring. I’ll work with you to make it reflect your unique style. Sounds like you? Phone: 5478 6610 Mobile: 0427 945 833

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Wedding Venues Flaxton Gardens Tranquil elegance with panoramic views across the Coast. Ideal for superb bridal photographs to treasure. Excellent food, discreet & caring service. Husband and wife team, Alan and Georgina Thompson welcome your ideas to help them create this special day with you. Phone: 5445 7450.

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Above: Take a picnic - Kondalilla Falls is suitable for families or couples Below: The lush canopy makes this walk a real favourite (images courtesy sunshine Coast Destination)

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hour (depending on fitness levels) to reach the bottom and make the return journey, and due to the steep decline, good walking shoes are a must. A water bottle and snacks for children are also a good idea, and the falls are a great place for a picnic to catch your breath before making the return journey back to civilisation. the Kondalilla falls are open all year but are the most spectacular after rain when they are in full flow.

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Maleny Film Festival - Out and About

Maleny Film Society February 2014 screenings Saturday Feb 8 Evening -7.15pm

The Railway Man UK/AUS. - drama/historical – M - 116mins

Maleny's Film Society's Vice President, Jess Begun with guest of honour, Australian Film Producer David Jowsey

Landsborough's Bob and christine James after the screening of Satellite Boy

Post- matinee, Pam Ponder from Sydney with her daughter Doone from Maleny

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ANGE Authors and Writers Support (RAW) is something new in Maleny. The idea grew out of a gathering of local authors at Maleny Celebration of Books last year. Five authors, Alice Hungerford, Dale Jacobsen, Sally Lattin, Robin Clayfield and Joyce Lee, decided to continue the collaboration and pool their knowledge in support of one another, and potentially, writers across the Range. Writing is the first love of each of these five women, all of whom are successfully published in their chosen genre. To fly the RAW flag, they mounted a display of their publications at the Maleny kiosk, and were surprised at the interest generated, and sales made. Many stopped by to ask questions, which has led to a proposed three-day workshop over the long weekend in June, aimed at the “Complete Writer – Unleash your RAW energy”. Alice (UpRiver: untold stories of the Franklin River activists) will present “sustainable writing: how to sustain ourselves and the planet – all the ins and outs of recycled paper, soya inks, printing locally”. Dale (Union Jack and

Colin Firth plays Lomax, with Nicole Kidman as the wife, and Jeremy Irvine as his younger self. When Lomax learns his Japanese tormentor is now a tour guide at the site of the prison camp, longed-for revenge seems possible. When he confronts his old enemy, though, things unfold rather differently. A deeply moving film that shows how PTSD was experienced by an older generation and provides an early instance of “truth and reconciliation”.

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The Best Offer Italy – drama - M - 124mins Virgil Oldman is a solitary, cultured man, a high-end antiques auctioneer and valuer. One day he receives a phone call from a mysterious young heiress, who asks him to value her deceased family’sworks of art, housed in a large villa. He reluctantly agrees, but then is continually frustrated in his attempts to meet the owner, the elusive Claire.

Yenohan’s Legacy) will delve into creating fiction from historical fact. Robin (Earthcare Education) has written books and educational resources on Permaculture, Women's Empowerment, Community Development and Creative Learning Methods. Sally Lattin (director Vagina Monologues) brings in-depth knowledge of theatre performance. It promises to be a vibrant three days. RAW mainly focuses on the post-publication phase of writing: how to successfully promote books; create websites, facebook pages and blogs; the logistics of dealing with libraries, bookshops and distributors…

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Book Bites

Based on the true story of Eric Lomax, a lifelong lover of trains despite having been a British prisoner ofwar on the “Death Railway” in Thailand in WWII. Much later his new wife is perturbed by his symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, as we call it now, and uncovers details of his torture.

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Thus begins a complex and turbulent relationship that will change his life forever. This is a film with many pleasures:- lavish sets, intriguing sub plots, the inner workings or the art world. At its heart is a beguiling character, magnificently created by Geoffrey Rush. A love story and psychological thriller. The Best Offer is a fascinating exploration of “authenticity” – from the elite art world to that of human emotions.

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Mary Poppins, She Wrote Pig’s Foot By Carlos Acosta – The Life of P.L.Travers

“The best bit about waving goodbye is the next wave will be hello.” by Valerie Lawson

For those of us who were brought up on It's nearly the first day of school for the 1964 Disney film version of Mary Poppins, lots of our local children and we have a it comes as a rude shock to finally read the lovely selection of new Australian picbook and discover that ture books all about the big day! Mary Poppins is not all For bright illustrations, simple bouncy that Disney would have text and engaging humour, try “First Day”, us believe. by Andrew Daddo (illustrated by Jonathan Like a diligent theraBentley), or “Wombat Goes to School”, anpist, Lawson who correother in the beloved 'Wombat' series by sponded with Travers Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. “My First and was allowed access Day at School” (Meredith Costain and to her papers after TraMichelle Mackintosh) looks at the day vers' death in 1996 at through the eyes of four children. With the age of 96, digs into more involvedtext and funky retro illustraTravers' past and specutions, it is designed to reassure and prelates about the origins pare kids for the first day in an unfamiliar of the characters populating her memorable environment. books.

Sad, funny, fantastical. This heady, unforgettable flight of fancy will fill you with wonder. It is at once quaint, curious and magical. This is a story of a family told at break neck speed by its mysterious narrator, who is he really? The author, world renowned ballet dancer, Carlos Acosta, could well have drawn inspiration from his own life in order to create this mini masterpiece! Acosta’s prose is captivating as he weaves his saga of death, slavery, brutality, witchcraft; love and love cruelly snatched away, awful family secrets and Cuban mysticism. And the ending…well...to reveal more would spoil a truly incredible reading adventure.

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AL AND I opted to fly to France with Korean Air with an overnight sleepover that got us into Paris in the early evening, having followed the setting sun across Russia and northern Europe. Absolutely beautiful sunset colours curving across the sky and the night lights of St Petersburg outlining the city's river, canals and streets in brilliant twinkling orange detail. Later, Denmark's peninsular and islands were stunning in the twilight with the Baltic coastline as a further backdrop! Two nights in Paris was just sufficient to take in the city Christmas lights. The Tour Eiffel changed on the hour to flashing white lights from top to bottom ... actually quite tacky, we thought, as we laughed at being in Paris in the cold drizzle and walking to the Galleries Lafayette. Stunning is the only real word to describe the Lafayette window displays. Gorgeous, intricate clockwork creations, often very funny ... the local squire's Christmas drinks party was hilarious. The second night we discovered the Marche Noel on the lower Champs Elysees which is a delight with every second stall offering vin chaud (mulled wine in Australian). One paid a deposit on the plastic cup but could redeem the deposit at any other stall, a great idea for keeping littering down. It seemed very cold to us two warm-blooded visitors ... I pulled my scarf up over my beanie and tied it under my chin, to Val's merry amusement ... ”you look like a dork” she chortled, but my ears were WARM! Onwards to Le Petit Maine, our home away, to be met by Mary-Lou and Don at Angouleme station and a half hour drive to Le PM. We travelled by fast train from Paris ... Australia needs to invest in this infrastructure ... just great, very fast and relatively cheap. Le PM is in the sticks and our local town, Montmoreau, is just that, a local town of no great charm but with all the shops etc necessary to basic life, including a small bar cum cafe. It's a town of about 3000 people, naturally with a small chateau perched on the hill overlooking the hoi poiloi. There's a small marie (town hall) salon de fete (community

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hall), one supermache, like IGA but with booze, servo, car wash (necessary) and playing fields ... and of course the local church, yet to be explored. There's also a tennis group which I may try to break into at a later date (when it's a bit warmer perhaps). Anyway, Don and Mary-Lou thought that they needed one last 'plat de jour' lunch with us before they headed off back to Maleny. Good idea, lets try the local bar/cafe, Le Piment Rouge, run by Valerie and her ex-rugby playing husband, both late thirties. Valerie, with her lovely French accent welcomes us to the establishment ... “No, we don't have a reservation.” “No trouble, we can fit you in”...not in the sun room but a little further back. OK by us! Now, of course, after 18 months with our U3A

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UR SAILORS are not perfect: various inquiries over the years have shown that they, or at least some of them, can be insensitive, undisciplined and at times downright ugly. But this is not to say that they would indulge in pointless sadism. There has to be another explanation. We start from the premise that the burns are real: the pictorial evidence appears conclusive. And there is absolutely no reason to believe that the Indonesian police are somehow colluding in a monumental fraud to embarrass the Australian government. Thus either the burns came about through accident, or they were deliberately inflicted. Abbott has said that the asylum seekers obviously had a motive to try and discredit Australian policy; he seems to be implying that they may have burned themselves in order to do so. This seems almost as improbable as the accusation that they were the results of torture and carries disturbing echoes of the 2001 “children overboard” incident in which the Howard government gave credence to rumours later proved false with the intent of demonising asylum seekers in general. So, as Sherlock Holmes would say, having eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Let us consider the circumstances. The asylum seekers are stopped and boarded by the Australian navy, in what can only be seen as a hostile act. At first they hope, and indeed may even have been told, that they are to be escorted to Christmas Island, the first step to reaching Australia. But then they find that they have in fact being turned around and are being pushed, towed or otherwise forced back whence they came. Quite possibly some or all try to resist and the Australians defend themselves; a certain amount of push and shove ensues, and in the confined space, some of the asylum seekers end up battered and bruised.

"I do not believe that Australian navy personnel ordered asylum seekers to hold on to hot metal pipes, thereby inflicting serious burns to their hands." This later leads to accusations that they were punched and beaten by the sailors. And the result is that they no longer have any doubt that the Australian navy is their enemy, and a ruthless one at that, prepared to do whatever it takes to compel them to return to Indonesia. Their logic is faultless; after all, these are precisely the orders Abbott and Morrison have given the navy. So this is war. The asylum seekers now accept that they have lost the battle and effectively surrender; they must do whatever they are told to by the victors. And this is where it gets tricky, because we have absolutely no way of knowing what the victors told them or how well they understood it, or even if they understood it at all. It may be that one of sailors told a group of them to pay attention to the engine, to stop it overheating – check the temperature. And this may have been misinterpreted as an order to hold the hot pipes. Or they could have been given a more general instruction to look after the engine and, not having been trained to do so, they accidentally burned themselves. But in either case they would naturally blame the Australian sailors; after all, they were the ones in charge, they were the ones who had to be obeyed. In any case, some of the asylum seekers ended up with burns. And of course, just as we don’t know how the burns occurred, we don’t know what happened next. Did the asylum seekers approach the sailors asking for medical treatment? If so, was it forthcoming? Did the sailors even know about the burns, or did the asylum seekers keep quiet

about them, fearing that they might be punished further if they complained? Well, we shall probably never be told, because after all these incidents happened the water, and that makes them operational matters, and that makes them subject to national security, never to be revealed in case the people smugglers ever find out and use the information to their advantage. Which just shows how stupid, how mindlessly counter-productive the whole ridiculous policy of secrecy has become. The story has by now gone around the world; the Indonesian police have referred the case to United Nations High Commission on Refugees for investigation and it will be an ongoing issue for days, possibly even weeks, to come. Readers, listeners and viewers, denied the facts by a paranoid government, will make up their own narratives, almost all of which will be far more damaging than any conceivable reality. Few Australians will believe the asylum seeker version, but overseas there will be many who find it depressingly plausible: the idea of maltreatment by victorious forces is hardly an unlikely outcome to those who have been involved in real wars. And of course in Indonesia itself, where a large chunk of the population has never been happy with what it sees as the crude, bully boy attitudes of the overbearing neighbour to its south, there will be a ready acceptance of yet another Australian atrocity. Just when you thought relations between the two countries could not get any worse, they are about to. And of course Abbott’s belligerent and uncompromising rejection of all Jakarta’s protests about the way his government has handled the problem since day one can only heighten the tension. Immediately after the election, our Prime Minister promised that his government would be more about Jakarta than Geneva, and by golly has he delivered on that pledge. Lucky old Swiss.

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C R E AT I V E C U T S Penny Davies and Roger Ilott + The Goodwills Fresh from appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, Granite Belt folk musicians and recording artists Penny Davies and Roger Ilott are guests at the first Goodwillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house concert for 2014, on Sunday February 23, from 3pm. Penny and Roger are best known for their lengthy collaboration with the late Bill Scott, which produced classic songs such as Hey Rain and Where the Cane Fires Burn. They have released 20 albums of contemporary folk music and their association with the ABC radio programme â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Australia all Overâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has brought them a loyal following. Penny and Roger have formed a trademark sound over 37 years â&#x2C6;&#x2019; featuring close harmonies, deft finger-style guitar

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accompaniment, well-crafted lyrics and haunting melodies. Hey Rain, Where the Cane Fires Burn and other original songs including Beside a Railway Line, Ridinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the Fruit Train and The Monkeys Sing Soprano have featured on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Australia All Overâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; albums. Three of their songs were included on Maccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top 100 in 2012. House concert hosts The Goodwills (Bob & Laurel Wilson), also known on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Australia All Overâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original songs Underneath the Story Bridge, Courting the Net and Big Country Town, will perform an opening set. This is an unplugged concert and seating is limited. Call Bob on 0438 525 119 or email goodwills@ozemail.com.au for bookings and venue directions. Tickets are $15/$12. Afternoon tea will be available. Goodwills house concerts are sponsored by the Queensland Folk Federation.

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Not your average duo, "soul sistas" Angelika Heinrich on horns and Kaeleen Hunter on guitars, sing and create "nu jazz, a kind of fusion jazz/soul/groove/funk". Their skills, honed over many thousands of gigs around the world, have enabled Mettaphor to achieve a rare and precious thing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to make their living entirely from writing and performing original music. Inspired by the funk of Maceo Parker, the smooth of St Germain and Candy Dulfer the sublime Joss Stone n Sade and the very hip Prince mixed with a dash of Fat Freddys Drop, Mettaphor remains original, featuring saxophone guitar and vocal jams over funky chill beats. These contemporary national and international touring artists are based on the Sunshine Coast. Directors of their musical sound, their inspiration to change, grow and reinvent is their only constant. Experience their sweet jazzy funk at WIld Rocket on February 7.

Two Crows at the Upfront Club

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Project Vietnam Inc. presents a charity fundraising event: featuring live music by the Flackoes and The Foggs, food and drink, and charity auction Held 2pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm,16th February, 2014 at Valdora Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 360 Valdora Rd, off the Yandina-Coolum Rd. Tickets are$20, and to be booked and paid for before the 16th of February. Light food included in ticket price, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase Contact: Noel McCart 0481 314 380 / 5473 0581, noel.mccart@hotmail.com.

ARIA-nominated singer Sarah Calderwood and Sunas guitarist Paul Brandon are TwoCrows; an acoustic duo that play a diverse mix of originals and cover songs with flair and panache. They cross the roads of roots and folk, wander through world music and Celtic and revisit modern songs with their own arrangements. As one half of renowned folk band SĂşnas, they have toured extensively in Australia and overseas, played at most folk and roots festivals and released three acclaimed albums. The last SĂşnas album and Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own solo record (both recorded with the ABC) charted in the ARIA classic/world/roots Top Ten, and receive worldwide airplay. Sarah has received international recognition as a singer and bandleader, and is also one of the best traditional flute/whistle players in Australia. Her vocal style is incredibly varied and distinctive; from soft and intimate, rising to bold and striking. Paul has been played in bands for over 20 years. As a guitarist, he has performed in places ranging from the UK to Canada to Russia. He is also an accomplished bodhrĂĄn player, songwriter, session musician and internationally published author. See the duo at the Upfront Club Friday, February 14.


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Jose Carbo The Vagina Monologues After playing to packed houses in 2013, The Vagina Monologues is returning to Maleny in March in time for International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day on 8 March, and will then tour to Noosa and Brisbane. Inspired by interviews with over 200 women worldwide, The Vagina Monologues is spellbinding, funny and at times unbearably moving. It is a joyous celebration of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexuality, strength and humour and shouts a resounding NO to violence against women and children. It covers the full gamut of women's issues from that traumatic first date and the question of brazilians, to exploring the cacophony of women's moans. It also touches on the issues of violence in a two of the eleven monologues.. Despite being twenty years old, it serves to keep womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues on the table, including those taboo subjects that are traditionally whispered in the hallways, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delivered as a hilariously witty and moving collection of tales that give voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories. Eve Enslerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Vagina Monologues, has been staged internationally over the past twenty years, and in 1998 Ensler and others launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised millions for women's antiviolence groups. Note: M15+ classification with explicit language and adult themes. Maleny Community Centre, Friday March 7 at 7.00pm, Saturday March 8 at 1.00pm (Maleny Information Centre, 0421 555 114). The J, Noosa, Friday March 14 at 7.30pm, Saturday March 15 at 2.00pm (www.noosa.qld.gov.au/thej, 07 5329 6560) Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, Friday March 28 at 7.30pm, Saturday March 29 at 2.00pm (judithwrightcentre.com, 07 3872 9000)

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Clarinetist, Graham Evans will return to the 2013 concert series to perform with the Pacific Chamber Players at their first concert for the year in February. The concerts will be held on Friday 14th February, 7.30pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church, Maroochydore; Sunday 16 February, 2pm, at Caloundra Uniting church and Sunday 23rd February, 2pm at Cooran Memorial Hall. Graham will be performing in the Brahms Trio for Piano, Clarinet and violincello in A minor op 114 and also Hummellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Military Septet op 114 for flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Cello , Double Bass and Piano. The third item on the programme will be Haydnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s London Trios 2, 3, 4, Hob 1V for Flute, Viola and cello. Also performing at this concert will be pianist Janet Brewer, Julie-Anne Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Riley (violin), Sharelle Guest (flute), Anne Bowyer (cello), Warren Brewer (Trumpet) and Nik Davey (Double Bass). Tickets will be available at the door for $25, $20 concession, $15 each for a group of 8 persons and $5 for students 15 years and under. A proportion of ticket sales each year are donated to Cancer research in memory of Debra Tetley, one of the founders of the Pacific Chamber Players. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the concerts. Further details about the Pacific Chamber Players can be found at www.pacificchamberplayers.com.

Puppets sure to delight The playful theatre and puppetry tale packed with spirit and humour, Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui will delight young and old at Sunshine Coast Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nambour Civic Centre on Tuesday 11 March at 6pm and Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 10:30am. Originally produced by the Darwin Festival, and toured by Performing Lines for Blak Lines, this play uses the language and rhyme of the Tiwi Islands north of Darwin, to tell the story of a young girl called Wulamanayuwi (pronounced â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woolâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;aâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;manâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;ayeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;youâ&#x20AC;?), and her experiences with the spirit-beings of a mystical, dreamtime land. Playwright Jason de Santis and Director Eamon Flack bring a Tiwi twist to an old favourite to create a modern Aboriginal adventure story, inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui is a joyful romp through a familiar tale of myth, magic and adventure. Narrated by Jarparra, the Moon Man, join Wulamanayuwi, daughter of a Tiwi warrior, on her journey to rescue her seven little brothers transformed by Jirrakilala, her evil stepmother into seven mischievous spirits, the seven Pamanui. Wulamanayuwi inhabits a visually stunning world of fantasy, full of spirit-beings, bush creatures and mischievous water spirits. The puppets and set were made in Melville Island, by the Jilimara Arts and Craft Association in Milikapiti

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Art Gallery Trail - Sunshine Coast Hinterland Discover the remarkable variety of galleries and talented local artists.

Explore the breathtaking scenery of our Hinterland

Stay longer at any one of the region’s welcoming guest houses. (SEE ACCOMMODATION DIRECTORY P33)

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Crest Gallery - Art /Object /Home Cnr Obi Obi Rd & Post Office Rd MAPLETON Weekdays 9.30am – 4.30pm CLOSED TUESDAYS Weekends & Public holidays 9.30am – 3pm Ph: 5478 6440

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Lasting Impressions Gallery 6 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth Ph: 5446 0422 lastingimpressions7@bigpond.com www.lastingimpressionsgallery.net

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‘Cockatoo’ Textile Hand-embroidered Merino Wool 120x70cm

Artist: Lyn Diefenbach “Incandescence” (pastel - 75 x 45cm)

2 6 15 Secrets on the Lake Art Gallery 207 Narrows Road, Montville Ph: 5478 6440 www.secretsonthelake.com.au Gallery open seven days: 9am - 5pm

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Artist: Cathy Lawley

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138 Main St, Montville Ph: 5442 9211 www.montvilleartgallery.com.au Artist: Kendall Title: “Boat Buzz”

Shop 4, Riverside Centre, Maleny Ph: 5494 3477 9ct Rose and White Gold Peridot and Diamond Enhancer Pendant Handmade by Jim Goulton

10 GARY MYERS GALLERY Upstairs MALENY Community Centre. OPEN 10-4 Mon - Sat & 10 - 3 Sun Ph: 0427 52 6 9 6 5 E: garymeyers@gmail.com w w w. g a r y m e ye r s. n e t . a u Title: Waterfall”

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T IS EARLY days yet but preparations are underway for Sculpture on the Edge 2014. This has been an important annual event with this our fifth year. This exhibition by sculptors from south-east Queensland will be held from September 6th to October 29th and will include static works in all medium and ephemeral installations. Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny will again host this event with their rainforest environment providing the perfect backdrop. Artists will be encouraged to design works specific for this site and ephemeral and projection art will this year be an exciting addition. The Spicers Group join Arts Connect Inc. in their support of the arts and will be offering an attractive acquisitive Award. Ephemeral works will be made on site during the exhibition. Arts Connect Inc. is seeking sculptors to participate in this event. Expressions of Interest are sought and on application more details will be given and a date for site inspection arranged.

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Janna Pameijer from Arts connect Inc. invites sculptors to submit an Expression of Interest for an outdoor exhibition in Spring

Sculptors! Enquires and expression of interests can be sent to program co-ordinator Janna Pameijer, janna@jannasart.com or Pam Maegdefrau ipp@artsconnectinc.com.au before 28th Feb. 2014. Arts Connect Inc. is perhaps better known for their annual Open Studios. This will be held in October 2014 and you can enjoy a taste of this popular event when ACI

will be partnering with Caloundra Gallery to present an Exhibition ‘Sunday Drive’. Twelve ACI studios throughout the Hinterland will welcome you on Sunday March 2nd, 10am to 4pm, and small works from those artists will be displayed in Caloundra Gallery from 9th Feb. to 23rd March. See www.artsconnectinc.com.au for more information.

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Out and about on ... What's in the Spotlight Have your say in February Don’t miss the chance to have your say on the draft Libraries Plan and the draft Performance and Community Venues Plan. Your feedback will help to shape the future for these important community facilities. Both draft plans, closing dates and how to make your submission are on council’s website.

Apply for a RADF grant Are you a professional artist with a quality arts or cultural project coming up? You may be eligible for a grant through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). Visit council’s website for details and to apply online before 1 March. Call 5475 7272 if you need help with your application.

Grab an early bird discount Take advantage of a 5% early bird discount by paying your Sunshine Coast Council rates by 21 February. The quickest way to pay is online using MyCouncil, council's online system. For more payment options, check out your rates notice or council’s website. Ratepayers can also register online to receive future rate notices by email.

Take in the Sunday Drive exhibition Take a drive to Caloundra Regional Gallery for the Sunday Drive exhibition of local landmarks by Sunshine Coast artists on until 23 March, or head for a local landmark, take a photograph of yourself and post it on council’s Facebook page. You could win a new iPad. Details are on council’s gallery website.

Is your group eligible for a community grant? The Community Grants Program supports not-forprofit groups to deliver projects and events that benefit the Sunshine Coast community. Previously funded activities include community festivals, workshops and Christmas celebrations. Visit council’s website to view eligibility criteria and to apply online.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize entries open Nation-wide entries are invited for the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014. The Prize exhibition will showcase 40 finalists at Caloundra Regional Gallery from 27 August to 26 October and is open to Australian residents working within two dimensional mediums. Apply online at gallery.sunshinecoast.qld. gov.au. Entries close 7 April.

Are you building or renovating? If you’re building, renovating or subdividing on the Sunshine Coast, council’s centralised development services counter at Maroochy on First, Maroochydore is the best place for your development related enquiries. Visit 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore during business hours to start your development application.

Apply for a private landholder grant Private rural landholders can now apply for a Landholder Environment Grant to assist with environmental projects on their properties. Visit council’s website for guidelines and to download an expression of interest (EOI) form. Applicants must submit an EOI form before 5pm 24 February 2014 to be eligible to apply.

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HE MALENY District Sports and Recreation Club held their first annual Aussie Sports and Recreation Expo on Australia Day at the Maleny Showgrounds. Supported by the Maleny Credit Union, they showcased more than fifty different clubs including environmental, sporting, arts and crafts, service clubs and community groups. According to Vice President, John Brown, the day was all about community and families, and was a huge success, with something for everyone from Tae Kwon Do to antique car restoration. “Since Monday we have been inundated with emails from many, many clubs telling us how many members they picked up, how successful it was, and asking if we will do it again,” said John. “They said it was way more successful than any ‘Come and Try’ days that they have held individually." "There is a lot of people prepared to get involved in the community- but may be a little shy to put themselves forward. With a day like this, where they are they actually invited to join a group, potential members or volunteers are less intimidated." The Maleny Tennis Club congratulated the MDSRC on their excellent organisation of the day and were encouraged by the amount of interest in tennis. They gave away a number of membership forms, and said that the Hot Shots and Brian Kronk's short lessons were a hit with punters. For them the highlight of the day was overhearing a little boy saying to his mate “Gee, today has been so much fun.” Nathan Arrowsmith from Rhee Tae Kwon Do was pleased to have three new students in his class, who had met at the expo. The expo was a real community event, bringing together many different community groups which included chess, pony club, arts and crafts, soccer and woodworking, just to name a few.

It was a great way to spend Australia Day, engaged in two great Aussie traditions; mateship and sport; highlighting the importance of not only encouraging social interaction, but also physical activity as an important part of life.

Fitness Forever

TAI CHI AND GENERAL FITNESS CLASSES TAI CHI CLASSES will be held in the Mapleton Hall at from 2-3 pm on Mondays commencing 3rd February. This year we will be revising the 24 forms Yang and commencing the 40 forms. Beginners welcome. GENERAL FITNESS CLASSES are held on Tuesdays commencing 28th January, from 8 – 9.30 am at the Maleny Showgrounds main hall This class includes Tai Chi, Qi Gong, balance training, cardio vascular and strength training, Yoga, Pilates, and flexibility. Then, a guided relaxation segment ... aaah! This class varies each week.

Please phone Lorri Sheldon 5499 9212 or 0428 393 212

Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 27 February, Nambour 07 5475 7272 mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You Body Acidity & Weight gain... Did you ever think that you might be too acidic? If you’re feeling tired and sluggish, you probably are... Go through the following information and ask yourself – Do you have some or most of the following symptoms as these are definite indicators of excess acidity? • General mental and physical fatigue • Joint pain or stiffness especially in the morning • Hormonal symptoms such as nasty PMT, heavy or painful periods and menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes • Symptoms of intolerance to carbohydrates like crav ingsfor sweets, always hungry, bloating • Blood sugar handling problems such as sleepiness aftermeals, get tired when you stop • Feel flat, depressed, non motivated (it is virtually im possible to feel good when you’re acidic) • Weight gain and fat storage – because of the slug gish metabolism, acidic people struggle with their weight and find it very difficult to achieve and main tain effective weight loss

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E TEND TO associate stress with negative events in our lives but stress basically means an impression left in the nervous system by undue pressure of experience.

Wendy Rosenfeldt

Not only does achieving under pressure come at a price to the physiology, it is not the way to get optimal results. Stress limits the function of the brain.

We may not think of inheriting money or receiving good results at University as stressful situations but they do excite the nervous system, increase the metabolic rate and therefore create an impression on the physiology.

During stressful situations, the prefrontal cortex; that controls our rational mind; gets bypassed and we fall back on the more emotional, primitive brain.

Some people say they thrive on stress; they need deadlines to stay motivated and run on nervous energy. While this may seem to work in the short term, the long term effects of stress are damaging to both the mind and body. The stress is like a whip to an over tired horse. Fear of failure or the consequence of inaction overrides the natural inclina-

Clinically, I find, without exception, a person who feels unwell and fits the above picture, is too acidic. I would like the opportunity to help you fix these problems. Is it a challenge? Yes, it can be, but when you learn how to get well, it doesn’t get much better than that. Optimal health is a great achievement. Invest in yourself.

tion to rest or to follow your intuition and in the process exhausts the adrenals and burns up the body’s natural feel good chemicals.

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made it, its probably not good for us. We're designed to thrive, to be alive and feel great, we're designed to be excited about life, to love learning and each other, to feel connected to this earth and our life community. We are designed to have clear minds, healthy bodies, healthy relationships and to prosper as individuals, families and communities. In clinic I find most people know what they need to do to regain health and balance in most areas of their lives, but early patterns of behaviour, disempowerment, and a level of tiredness and resignation, rob them of the determination and resolve to make the necessary areas of change that create a new experience of life. Please love yourself and your families enough to make 2014 the year it all changes for you. Love Marisa...Naturally 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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The Dispensary

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm Cramps? Nerve twitches? Sore muscles and joints? It could be due to a lack of magnesium. Drop in and chat to Tanya or Cris about the many forms of magnesium we stock in the dispensary, from topical sprays to quickly ease cramps, or other supplements. Contact us if you would like an info sheet emailed to you. For consultations phone: 5499 9476

Medical & Ayurvedic Herbalist, Naturopathy & Natural Fertility Management Rochelle and Gleny specialise in hormonal health and fertility management: • Detoxification • Fantastic weight loss program • Contraception the natural way • Assisting women during pregnancy and IVF • Birth plans • Tailored programs for preconception & pregnancy • Naturopathic Clinic tests • Thyroid testing • Female Hormonal • Issues from Childhood to Menopause • Children's Health • Detoxification, Digestive, Bowel and Liver Complaints • Thyroid Testing and Referral • Stress, Anxiety, Depression • Chronic Fatigue • Anti-Ageing Medicine • Nutritional Medicine Appointments: 5499 9476

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Hinterland Health and Beauty ACUPUNCTURE Anthony Brown Acupuncture Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Member (fellow) AACMA. Anthony has 30 years clinical experience, 26 of them here on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland. 26 Coral St, 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 www.malenyacupuncture.com

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

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 www.elementsmontville.com.au DOT & BIRDIE - hair, beauty, bridal All beauty and hair services under one retro roof. Dynamic team of qualified professional staff where your comfort and satisfaction are our priority. Follow us on Facebook for the latest specials for locals. 35 Coral St, Maleny Ph: 5499 9424 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 Nellies Creative Hair Design I specialise in cutting, colouring, foiling and perming. once voted best hairdresser on the Sunshine Coast and hinterland region. Heaps of parking and wheel chair friendly. 9 Bunya St, Maleny. 0438 785 4 4 3

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 Kathy Blackburn Dip. 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

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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

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

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

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

DENTAL Dental Centre Maleny Affordable Family Dentistry Open: Mon-Sat. Also, early mornings & late evenings for your convenience. 17 Bunya St, Maleny. Ph: 54 999 722 www.dentalcentremaleny.com.au maleny@dentalcentregroup.com.au

ENERGY HEALING / SOUND THERAPY Josie Coco – Certified BodyTalk Practitioner Ph: 0498 065 306 There are 200 billion processes in the body that rely on communication with each other. Stress will break that communication. BodyTalk can restore it. Web: www.josiecoco.com

Philip James Lovitt D.C. Contemporary approach, using traditionally based chiropractic techniques. Now servicing Maleny. HICAPS, Medicare, Work Cover and DVA all welcomed. Shop 6A/15 Maple Street, Maleny 4552. Ph: 0417609640

KA HUNA bodywork - sound healing light body ILLUMINATIONS with Nikko. Come celebrate your life at the time of your birth, all times & hrs available: a blessed beingness, a sacred space that will support you in a dimensional shift. 0434004069.

COSMETIC TATTOOING 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 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 www.icpaustralia.com

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: ricgiles@powerup.com.au

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: paulineashford@dodo.com.au

HYPNOTHERAPY 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, ruth@ruthdonnelly.com.au, www.heartmindconnections.org

Radiance Consultancy Services A ‘whole of life’ approach to health employment, skincare & direction. Create your next job, find your niche, ways to unwind. Also facials/massages. Beth: 0414 953 071 www.radianceconsultancyservices.com.au

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

Suzi Lough at Mind Management. For hypnotherapy, Acutonics Vibrational therapy, coaching and more. Phone 0438 050 839 for appointments. "The door to change is always open"

MASSAGE THERAPISTS & RAINDROP TECHNIQUE

CHIROPRACTORS Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr Stephen Lowe & Dr Samuel Lowe 57 years combined experience. Concession rates & HICAPS. Relaxed & friendly atmosphere. 45 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3322 www.maplechiropractic.com.au

COUNSELLING & LIFE COACHING

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

Hawaiian Healing Massage and Connective Therapeutics Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage Hot Stone Therapy; Pregnancy Massage Aromatherapy; Gift Certificates & H F Receipts 4/10 Coral St. Maleny. Ph: 0415 518 415 bec@hawaiianhealingmassage.com.au


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MASSAGE THERAPISTS continued 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 www.thestillpoint.com.au

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

Kathy Blackburn, Adv Dip Applied Science (Remedial Massage). Remedial/Sports Massage; Traditional Chinese Massage; Lymphatic Drainage; Emmett Technique, Trigger Point & Myofacial Release. “Integrated Bodywork” tailored to your special needs. H F rebates. Ph: 5429 6180

Laurel Hefferon Naturopath & Herbalist BHSc Colon Hydrotherapy & Ka Huna Bodywork Specialising in herbal & nutritional treatment of adrenal exhaustion, post-viral syndromes & acute & chronic immune conditions. 35 Rosella Rd, North Maleny Ph: 5494 2101 Mob: 0401 750 255

Beautiful Kahuna Bodywork Massage ... ... with Linda. Total blissful relaxation or combination deep tissue. Qualified remedial also. Great results for tradies & sports people! Gift vouchers avail. 7 days. Nth Maleny & Buderim, Ph: 0457 194 339 Rejuvenating Massage A unique blend of relaxation, reflexology, deep tissue and shiatsu with Turkish Hamam trained masseur Frank Genel – feel a million dollars! Mobile Service available. AAMT member. Ph 0421 926 492

Massage Intuitive, Tailored, Experienced, Diploma I value the Nurturing and Therapeutic - $60 hour. Pension discount $10. READINGS $50hr - Intuitive, Psychic, Clairvoyant since young. Ph: BRENDA 0438 358 189 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 Dale Batistic Massage Zenthai Shiatsu, Thai massage, Osteopathy, Thai foot massage, ear candling, glass cupping, herbal poultices. 18 Coral St Maleny. Ph Dayle 0420837397

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 rochelle@sheoaknaturalfertility.com.au 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 Pascale Richy – Naturopath BHSc Acute & chronic ailments, women’s health, stress management. Evidence based, wholistic & inclusive approach. In depth consultation & naturopathic assessment. Nutrition, Herbal medicine, dietary planning & lifestyle counselling. 2/38 Maple St. Maleny. Ph: 0423 615 413

Kerry Laizans Psychic/Tarot Readings and Massage, head, neck, shoulders and feet, Maleny Markets on sundays, By appointment, phone readings, sound healing, bodywork and breathwork, call me on 0411 488 291 or check out throughthevortex.org Tarot Channeller Mary-Lou is now Montville based. 1 hour - $80 plus a free vehicle reading, (showing your present challenge). Hens and group bookings available. Phone 5445 7418 or 0418 912 797

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 Stephen Hammond Optometry Your Vision Is Our Passion 44 Lowe Street, Nambour 4560. Ph. 5476 2333 Maleny Optical 5/45 Maple Street, Maleny 4552. Ph. 5435 2733 Like us on Facebook

PHYSIOTHERAPY/OSTEOPATHY Maleny Physiotherapist Tim & Mary Bagshaw. For all of your Physiotherapy requirements. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3911 www.malenyphysiotherapy.com.au 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 www.ntpages.com.au/therapist/18935 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 www.rangeofmotion.com.au Physiotherapy-Rehabilitation-Excercise Tundi Udvary Palmwoods Physiotherapy Sports and Injury Centre. Dynamic multidisciplinary centre committed to making a positive change to your total health and wellbeing. 5/12 Margaret Street, Palmwoods Ph: 5478 8500 Maleny Active Physio Caring professionals offering physio, exercise physiology and Medicare-funded Type 2 Diabetes Education Programs. Services covered by health funds & referrals from DVA & Medicare (bulk-billed). 5/15 Maple St, Maleny. Ph: 5494 0060

Life Purpose Readings Feeling unsettled, life not working the way that it used to? Maybe it’s time to discover your higher spiritual purpose and destiny. Contact Jule 0425 242 698

PSYCHOLOGIST Dr Marilyn Fisher Psychologist MAPS Professional with 30 years expexperience. Medicare registered. Works with individuals and couples including relationships, workplace problems and depression. Marilyn: 0418264642 marilyn@marilynfisher.com.au Healing Oasis, Main Street, Montville.

SCENAR THERAPY 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 www.malenypainrelief.com

YOGA PILATES AND MEDITATION Melissa's Healing Space - Yoga/ Mindfulness Meditation classes @ Curramore Studio Tues 6 -7.30pm (Gentle yoga) Fri 9.30- 11.15am (General yoga) Fri 11.30 - 12.30pm ( Meditation Class) Fri 12.45-1.45pm (Chair/Gentle yoga) Ph: 0417 200 192 em: melissa@melissashealingspace.com

Yoga with Lottie using WEIGHTS For sculpturing,raising metabolism, increased bone density and flexibility. Mon 10.30am,Tues 5.30pm and Thurs 9.30 am. No bookings required. Classes suit all levels of experience. Maleny YIyenga Yoga with Maree @ Maleny Yoga Vrksa in the Rainforest Plaza Tues Yoga Basics 10.30am & 5.30 pm Wed Slow Paced 5.30 pm Thurs Intermediate 10.30am & 7pm Wed & Frid Good Morning 6am - 7.10am Ph 0448518734 Radiant Light Yoga with Rukmini Wed 6.30pm, Fri 9.30am Peachester Hall. Private Classes and Yoga Therapy available Ph: 0437 914 029 www.shantipathyogaspace.com.au

PERSONAL TRAINER, FITNESS, DANCE Renew You Personal Training Private studio or your home. Regain energy, strength, healthy weight. Deborah Yffer - Cert IV Fitness; Grad. Dip Teaching. Menofit Trainer (Post-Menopause). 0411 389 727 www.renewyoufit.com

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.

Jon Presswell Personal Trainer Weight Loss, Personal Fitness Programs, Strength & Muscle Growth. Older Adults - Balance, Strength & Mobility. Mob: 0439 673 768 Email: jonandtess@ozemail.com.au The Trainer other Trainers use

Maleny Yoga Shop 7 Rainforest Plaza, Maple St, Maleny, Fully equipped studio Variety of teachers & classes, Workshops & private tuition, All ages & abilities welcome Ph: 0448 518 734 E: malenyyogavrksa@gmail.com HINTERLAND TIMES – FEBRUARY 2014

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Professional Services

House and Garden Jacques Fayolle – Local ANZ Mobile Lender

ACCOUNTANTS /BOOKKEEPING 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: info@malenybk.com.au

Maleny Financial Planner Ralph Ding ARN 244792 ABN 47309386540 Authorised Rep. of Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd

Bookkeeping Specialist - Qualified Accountant Registered BAS Agent. Services (MYOB) include Setup, Payroll, Super, Reporting, Admin, Guidance. We maintain your books or train you. Your place or offsite. Ph: 5442 9143 / 0408 220 204

COMPUTER / WEB SERVICES/VIDEO 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 sales@conceptsystems.com.au

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

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.

iConnect Free quote. Pensioner’s discount. TV Antennae, Satellite TV, Telephone & Data. Home Theatre, Wall mount TV brackets. Projectors, Speakers, Multi-Zone Audio, Video-Intercoms, Cameras, Test & Tag. *Design *Installation *Service *Upgrade Adam - 0437 881 514 / 5478 6302 iconnect@iinet.net.au

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

LEGAL SERVICES

Ph: 0419 684 324 or 5429 6565

Easton Lawyers Tove Easton Principal Lawyer 62 Maple St, Maleny Ph: 5494 3511 Email: tove@eastonlawyers.com.au

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

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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 - www.pennyriddoch.com.au

Shutterstorm Photography Locally owned and operated photography business specialising in portraiture, corporate and event photography covering the entire Sunshine Coast. Call Farley 0410 229 600 or visit www.shutterstorm.com.au

PICTURE FRAMING

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: info@mcusb.com.au

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

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Maleny Multi-Media Man Professional editing of video, photos & audio. VHS tape & photo prints to DVD. Video compilations with special effects. Relive precious memories as never before. 0408 684 482 www.multimediaman.biz

MCU Sustainable Banking 28 Maple St, Maleny www.mcusb.com.au

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

Specialisingin pre and post retirement planning, superannuation and Centrelink entitlements. For an obligation, and cost free, first appointment, please call me on 07 5429 6756 Em: ding@powerup.com.au

ARCHITECT Brad Drew - Architect 35 years design experience. Design & documentation for both new and existing residential projects. Ph: 5478 5546 Email: brradd00@gmail.com

AIR CONDITIONING

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 fayollej@anzmortgagesolutions.com

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

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

DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL CLEANING 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 www.waterwisepressurecleaning.com.au

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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: nursery@brushturkey.com.au

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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: stevenpilcher@bigpond.com

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

Lic. No. 72787 R V Electrical Workshop plus shed power connections. Free quotes. LED lights. Reduce your electricity bill. Rewiring, extensions / renovations. Upgrade & additions. Call Zac: 0413 885 504

Negawatts Electrical - Solar Power Over 500 local installations. Quality European panels and inverter. System upgrades and system annual check-ups ($120). Call us last for a competitive quote. Gary Phillips Ph: 0407 760 838 Info@negawatts.com.au

Hatch's Home Maintenance Qualified Cabinet Maker, 35 years experience. Update * Renew * Repair * Plastering * Cabinets * Tiling * Call John today Ph 0404 056 147 hatchshomemaintenance@hotmail.com QBA Lic. No 1242008

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

Plan-it Fence & Gateworks 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 www.planitfencing.com.au

Furniture Making - Randy DeGraw design maker of fine functional furniture & woodturning to suit your home or office decor. Ph: 5494 4222 for an appointment. www.randywoodwork.com

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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 www.stepnstonelandscapes.com.au

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

Sunshine Coast Mobile Mower Repairs Service and repairs on all makes / models of ride-ons. We Come To You! Servicing the Hinterland. No Call out fee. Phone: 0431 308 211 www.sunshinecoastmowerrepairs.com.au

HANDYMAN & HOME MAINTENANCE 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

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 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 Sky Plumbing & Gas Fitting 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

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

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 www.amberleaf.com.au

GARDEN MAINTENANCE & MOWING

Range Mowing & Gardening Complete mowing and gardening service. Mowing, hedging, edging, tree work, weed control & landscaping. Steep and difficult terrain a speciality - large gardens and small acreage properties. Ph Paul 0413 920 049 www.rangemowing.com.au

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305 Landscapes Garden design, construction and cleanups. All landscape aspects. Dingo Hire. View works on gallery page at www.gardenartistry305.com. Operating out of Montville for over 10 years and servicing all areas. Ph: Jamie 0408 722 025.

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Garden Mulch - Chemical Free, Easy Spreading Mulch - Square Bales – FREE Local delivery (some conditions apply) - $8 / Bale Phone or text Ross: 0427 763 278 Email: hopevale664@gmail.com

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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Man with Scythe My blades are peened and honed on stone and whisper as the grass is mown that summer rains and shine has grown a service yours if now you phone: 0402027922 www.manwithscythe.com

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Stone on the Range Stuck for ideas? Speak to Jim, he’s an effective communicator. All stonework including raised vegie gardens, creek beds, waterfalls, sculptural features, driveway entrances,walls, steps, fire pits,steep site specialist. Ph: 0401 308 824 Em: jim-stoneontherange@hotmail.com

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

PUMPS Pumps on the Range Specially added service from Gavin's Plumbing. Problem solving house, spa, garden pump issues, standby pumps available new pump installations, pump servicing, filter installations/replacements. Ph: 5445 7230 Mobile Gavin: 0402 791 058. Dan: 0412 296 454

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Custom Curtains and Shade Friendly service and advice, professional installation and Direct from the grower to you free in home measure & quote The perfect environmentally-friendly garden for shutters, blinds, curtains, awnings and security screens. mulch and soil conditioner. Full ute tipper load. Ph: Jim or Julie on 5494 6898 www.customcurtains.com.au $80 delivered. $50 half ute load. SKYLIGHTS Phone Gerard: 0407 588 824 or 54 997 273 E: gerard.rutten@bigpond.com Skylights - full range to suit most

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PAINTING 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. Phone Richard Daveson: 0418 708 620 BSA 1117847

PEST CONTROL 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

situations. Flue Installations and repairs. Leaks, Flue cleaning, Whirlybird ventilation Jobs to value of $3300 Greg Goozee. Ph: 0416 073 416

SMASH REPAIRS Palmwoods Smash Repairs Panel beating & spray painting by professional tradesmen. Insurance & private work. Direct link to insurance companies. Repair, paint, weld or makeover. All work guaranteed. Ph: 5478 8922

TANK CLEANING Pristine Water Systems Full water tanks cleaned, water testing and correction, filtration - Free appraisals Ph: Trevor 0404 302 723 HINTERLAND TIMES – FEBRUARY 2014

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Saturday March 1

'Shades of Morocco', 6.30pm at Upfront Club, Maple Street, Maleny. An exhibition of photos by photographer enthusiast Linda Ivisec 'Shades of Morocco' celebrates the ordinary traveller's view of a landscape and culture that is completely different to our own. All profits to Friends of the Kasbah, Moroccan Kasbah restoration project. 5494 2592.

The Spinal Injuries Association Sunshine Coast Post Polio Network, 10.00am on at the CWA Hall, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. New members welcome. Cathy on 5447 6608 or Jim on 5494 3272.

Calling on all professional and up-and-coming Sunshine Coast actors, producers, musicians and artists applications for Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant close 5pm. Apply to help with your artistic venture that will benefit the Sunshine Coast - for a minor grant of up to $2,000 or a major grant of up to $10,000. Visit council’s website for eligibility criteria or contact a RADF liaison officer for assistance – call 5475 7272 or email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Sunday February 9 The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Australian Hibiscus Society meeting, 10.30am at Woombye School of Arts Hall, Woombye. New Members and visitors very welcome. Morning tea from 10am. See beautiful Hibiscus blooms on display. 5476 2771

Sunday February 9 The Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Branch of SGAP - first meeting for the year is 2 pm at 9 Ryhope St, Buderim. We will be planning our year's activities, especially our involvement in the Nambour Expo. If time permits we will walk around the garden.

Friday February 14 Dale Jacobsen will be one of the guest authors appearing at the Book Lovers’ Party to be held at the Mapleton Library, Obi Obi Road Mapleton on St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February from 5pm.

Saturday February 15 Yoga by the Lake - the Sunshine Coast’s very own daylong yoga festival features 25 presenters, including some of Queensland’s most experienced yoga teachers, dance, ayurveda, massage, delicious healthy food, yoga related market stalls, and music concerts. 15 yoga workshops over the day, or gentler yoga, meditation and relaxation classes, and the option to listen to music, enjoy delicious food, receive a massage, and relax by the lake, concerts by internationally renowned musicians Terry Oldfield and Sacred Earth. www.yogafest.com.au/yoga-day/

Wednesday February 12 Dale Jacobsen, Maleny author, will be appearing at the Maleny Library, talking about the research behind her latest novel, Yenohan’s Legacy. Free admission. 10.00am bookings essential through Maleny Library or online: http://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitePage.cfm? code=author-jacobsen

Thursday February 13 Connect with our hinterland creative community by attending a special presentation from Arts Connect Inc. 10.30am at Caloundra Art Gallery. Find out what’s on and what’s buzzing for 2014 and connect with 'heART'. All welcome. Free event. Bookings essential. RSVP online by 12 February.

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Courses at The Stillpoint Reiki 1 & 2 workshops Maleny - Mar / May.... Emm-Tech workshop Maroochydore - Mar; Maleny – May For details call Katie White on 0400 722 786 or visit www.thestillpoint.com.au Reiki Training Maleny 2014 Hands-on Healing, Distance Healing, Personal Growth.Reiki 1 March 1st, Reiki 2 May 24th, Reiki 3 Nov 22nd. Ruth, 0409 564 276, ruth@ruthdonnelly.com.au. www.heartmindconnections.org

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Maleny Swimming Carnival, Maleny Centenary Pool, a “B” grade non-qualifying carnival, where the emphasis is on having fun in the pool, participation and gaining at meets. BBQ breakfast & lunch, Canteen facilities, Treasure Hunt, Splash for Cash, Lucky Lanes, Lucky Program and Raffles.

Piano Tuition Maleny, 35 years’ experience. Employed 2 days per week by Sunshine Coast Grammar since 2008. Qualified to teach AMEB, Trinity College or if not for examination Jazz, Dance Music, Popular and Classic’s. From beginners to any age. $30 per ½ hour. Ph Peter 0407444767 or 54999048.

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Sunday Drive - enjoy a creative day out in the Hinterland, 10am - 4.00pm. Visit the studios or artist including painters, potters, printmakers and sculptors. Details and directions are available on www.artsconnectinc.com.au and the Visitors Information Centre, Maple Street, Maleny.

Volunteers wanted Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd is seeking volunteers for Glass House Mountains, Montville and Maroochydore Visitor Information Centres. Local knowledge, guidance and a friendly welcome can make all the difference to visitors and Visitor Information Centres are the frontline to our region’s tourism industry. Volunteering is a great way to meet locals and travellers whilst representing the Sunshine Coast. Information Centres operate seven days a week and shifts range from 3 – 3.5 hours. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Holly at Holly@scdl.com.au or call (07) 5458 8825.

Wednesday February 19 Dying with Dignity Qld meeting, 2pm, CWA Room, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore (opposite the RSL Club) Inc. Guest speaker from the Dept of Justice, Adult Guardian Dept. Any enquiries please phone Joan 5443 5576 or June 0402 988 433 or email vesscoast@bigpond.com

Thursday February 20

Sunshine Coast Aglow meet in the CWA hall, Kalinga Street, Caloundra, 9.30am. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Entry $8 includes a delicious morning tea. Aglow International Australia is a non-denominational Christian organisation. Everyone is made welcome. Isabella: 5476 8463 or Dorothy: 5476 4190.

ART CLASSES MALENYThursdays 9.15am to 12.15pm. Beginner to advanced. All Mediums & Drawing. 2 tutors with 42years combined experience, International Sellers & Award Winners. Small sociable group. Ph. Lyn 0488456117.

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Sunday March 2

Moroccan Feast at Upfront Club, Maple Street, Maleny 6pm for 6.30pm. Come along to the Kasbah for a Moroccan feast. Join in the rhythm of the Moroccan drums. Auction of tantalizing Moroccan treats and alluring raffles on the night. All in aid of the restoration of the Kasbah of the Caids on the edge of the Sahara. Bookings essential by 19 February. 5494 2592.

Sunshine Coast Community Hospice Ltd (which is the Charity that services Katie Rose Hospice in Doonan) now have five op shops on the Coast. Maroochydore, Tewantin, Cooroy, Nambour and Mapleton. We have been extremely fortunate to have had the services of Val Smith who has done a fantastic job in growing the outlet in Mapleton for the past eighteen months. Val is now going to take a well earned break and we need a manager/overseer to take over the reigns at the Obi Obi Road shop. If you are able to help out please contact our Retail Manager Paul Goodyer on 5479 0881 or email fundraising@sunshinehospice.org.au

Brett Campbell Mosaics Studio Style Mosaic classes in Maleny. Tuesday & Saturday mornings from 9am. Be guided by a renowned artist to make whatever you like at your own pace. Relaxed setting. For more info visit: www.mosaics.com.au Phone: 5435 2951

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. www.richardknightwoodworks.com.au

DRAWING – THE FUNDAMENTALS – LEARN TO SEE Tuesday mornings OR Saturday afternoons9 classes commencing Tue. 11th and Sat. 15 th February. Details at www.sonjageorgeson.com or contact Sonja: 0407 238 026

Monthly Global Healing Meditation Transformative Mindfulness healing meditation, for personal and global benefit. 1st Thurs each month 7pm, Maleny. $15 or donation. Ruth, 0409 564 276, ruth@ruthdonnelly.com.au

WATERCOLOUR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS WITH DIANE SOMERS-COOK Term begins Thurs 6 February Contact Diane 0438 538 389 or Em: diane.somers-cook@bigpond.com Studio: 651 Bald Knob Rd, Maleny

Spiritual Gathering - "Soul Inspirations" a place to inspire, nurture & awaken your soul. We invite you every Tuesday evening @7pm to enjoy guest speakers, songs, laughter, meditations.Sharing circle of spiritual wisdom, knowledge & understanding. $5 donation at the door. Cuppa & chat afterwards. Kureelpa Hall. Greg Rae 0413344450


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