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HINTERLAND TIMES Sunshine Coast’s free independent news magazine

July 2013

At 17, Maleny’s Georgie Hills wins a rare place at Hamburg Ballet School 12 years of hard work pays off ... story page 4-5




Buddhist Carla Pearce believes that our happiness is all in the mind

Susie Aylett says you are never asked to do more than you are able

Four Hinterlanders help students to uncover an ancient past

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From the Editor

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A Zip Line for Montville? OR MANY PEOPLE, allowing tourist operators into national parks is akin to having Coffee Club at morning Mass. But national parks are clearly under seige. In NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell is allowing amateur hunters into 77 national parks to kill feral animals. In Victoria Premier Denis Napthine has opened nine national parks for fossicking and prospecting, something no other state allows. Here in Queensland Campbell Newman has opened five national parks and eight reserves for cattle grazing up to the end of 2013 and probably beyond. But he also wants to open national parks to eco tourism ventures and close to home the state government has been working on a proposal to set up a zip line canopy experience in the Kondalilla National Park. The concept is that about one kilometre of cable will pass through the treetop canopy with several cloud stations fixed to trees between 2m and 100m above the forest floor. Clients are kitted out in harnesses with pulleys attached and they slide along the cables through the forest canopy and land safely at the next platform. Highly trained guides are seen as critical for personal safety and for communicating a strong ecological and conservation message throughout the tour. There are successful zip lines around the world including at Yosemite National Park, in Ohio, Kentucky,Costa Rica, NZ, Victoria and Tasmania. Nevertheless, hinterland folk are naturally jittery about mass market tourism ventures. They know that it is their natural environment that brings visitors to their B&Bs and retail stores, so they look askance at any venture that might dilute the environmental asset. They rejected a massive golf course estate in Montville a few years ago, and they weren’t happy about a similar Kondalilla National Park skyrail proposal that would have seen huge steel or concrete pylons throughout the park. Interestingly, it eventually lapsed because it proved uneconomical. So it was with care and attention that the state government and Council arranged a community forum in Montville late last month to pitch the idea of the zip line. Sadly, a wet night attracted only diehard hinterlanders who came to listen to a range of state department and Council speakers. Weeks earlier, Council had taken a group of hinterlanders, including community environment representatives, to the Hollybank Treetops Zip Line Adventure, 15 minutes north-east of Launceston, to guage their responses. Most returned saying it was certainly a wow experience but environmentalists still wanted to know why the Hinterland zip line tour had to be through the Kondalilla National Park. One told HT that a zip line down the Range to the lowlands would be equally wow. A strong point of contention on the night was, is this a thrill seekers adventure or “a next level eco adventure” ? Those at the Montville meeting were also nervous that the Obi Obi Zipline Proposal was already done and dusted. Certainly, a lot of the groundwork has been done but Mark Olsen from EC3 Global who had formulated the concept for various state government departments, said that the aim now was to test the financial viability and locate expressions of interest. Environment Minister, Andrew Powell was quick to say no to a state government private enterprise partnership. So, questions that probed financial viability were interesting. Mr Olsen was keen to assure those in the room that only about 15,000 visitors a year would be allowed on the zip line. This is certainly not mass market and when pressed he said that the two and a half hour experience would cost $114 for an adult. The three hour Hollybank experience costs $120 and while most people find it a thrilling experience, they think it is expensive. Trip Advisor comments include: “Unique enough experience but overpriced” “The only downside was the cost.” Mark Olsen made it clear that a successful operator would need to boost income with merchandising - plastic platypuses perhaps - but it now remains to be seen if a zip line over Kondalilla will attract investment interest.


Michael Berry

The views expressed in the Hinterland Times are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of the magazine’s publishers.

Making News ... 17 year-old Georgie Hills is set for a European ballet career P 4-5 Ken Munsie is off to explore the best of world art The River School welcomes its new head

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Jayden Rykers at 14 sees photography in his future

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25 years a treechanger, Veronica Davidson looks back

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COVER STORY Georgie Hills has won a place at the prestigious Hamburg Ballet School. Her two year training course will likely open up a career with the international ballet company of her choice Story P4 Photos: Kimene Photography

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REE ACTIVITIES for kids are a feature of this year’s Nambour Garden Expo. Co-ordinator, Marc Bright, says the kids would be run off their feet with “Joyshops.” “We teach them how to juggle using native seeds, we use local essential oils paint for body art, we do a rainbow serpent parade and we sing and dance together,” Mr Bright said. At the Giant Kitchen Garden, there will be a number of raised, colourful garden beds “4 Kids” as well as hands-on planting activities. “Gardening expert Cath Manuel will be running a workshop at 10.30am on Sunday that teaches kids about planting their own vegetable garden and allows them to get their hands dirty and give it a try,” Ms Beazley said. “We find kids also love wandering around the Giant Kitchen Garden as there are chickens, composting displays, organic food gardens and flowers on display. It’s a really colourful and inspiring space.”

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OCAL ARTIST, Peter Hudson’s portrait of renowned singer Paul Kelly is central to a National Portrait Gallery exhibition of Kelly images. The Kelly portrait was a finalist in the Archibald Portrait Prize in 2007 and was later sold to a collector in South Australia. Peter and Paul Kelly met up again at the launch of the exhibition in Canberra, which was launched by former Education Minister, Peter Garrett on June 19. The Canberra exhibition is a multifaceted image of the performer over the course of his career. The iconic images of Kelly - regarded by many as an Australian people’s poet - successfully capture the more elusive aspects of his character.

The 18 works are drawn from some of Australia’s leading music industry photographers, artists, works from Gallery’s collection and loaned works. Apart from Peter Hudson’s massive portrait of Kelly, other artists include Greg Noakes, Wendy McDougall, Tony Mott, Martin Philbey, Liz Reid, Peter Brew Bevan, Bleddyn Butcher, Jon Campbell, Stu Spence and Jon Lewis. The exhibition will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery until 1 September and will then tour to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Tamworth Gallery in NSW and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Victoria.

Ms Beazley said children had always been an important part of the Queensland Garden Expo and finding ways to engage them was a key priority. “The skills they learn outside in the garden are ones they’ll have for life,” Ms Beazley said. “Even the fussiest eaters will often be willing to try new foods if it’s something they’ve nurtured and grown themselves.” Ms Beazley said the Expo would also offer a free playground with a giant slide, a cup-and-saucer ride, a jumping castle, stilt walkers, musicians and street performers which would all add to the festival atmosphere. The Queensland Garden Expo will be held at the Nambour Showgrounds in Coronation Avenue, Nambour between 5 and 7 July. Entry is free to kids aged 15 and under, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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SEVENTEEN YEAR-OLD GEORGIE HILLS has just left Maleny for Hamburg - her home for the next two years as a student at the cream of European ballet schools. It is Georgie’s remarkable talent and dedication for most of her young life that has taken her this far. And it is only the beginning. Georgie spoke with HT editor, Michael Berry before she left.

by Michael Berry

ATE LAST YEAR Georgie stood before seven international ballet judges, hoping to dance her way into a glittering European ballet career. She had about 60 seconds to impress the judges by creating an impromptu dance routine to music she hadn’t heard before. The music began and for an instant, Georgie was taken off guard. This was not the sound of classical ballet, more like the soundtrack to Pirates of the Caribbean. But that’s when her Australian initiative and confidence clicked in, and she leapt into action. The music stopped and Georgie looked up to see smiles on the faces of the seven judges. She knew instantly that she had just danced into that glittering future. “I started dancing when I was five”, says this bright and stereotypically tall and slight ballet dancer. “I think it was having done jazz, gymnastics and different types of movement that helped me just let loose and feel the music more. I think the judges saw that and I felt really good afterwards.” Like any five year-old Georgie Hills was enraptured by modern dance and in her case, being taken to see Cats in Brisbane by her mother, Dorothy. “I think that’s what definitely got me hooked. I loved Cats and it’s still my favourite musical. At first I got into doing jazz and gymnastics but as I got older I dropped them in favour of ballet which I really loved because it is more of a disciplined art.” Georgie has no doubts about how and why ballet has occupied most of her daylight hours for the past 12 years. “You can always be better, there’s always something to


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improve on . You just want to keep striving for perfection - and share it with the audience.“ As her mother adds, there are many diversions for a growing girl and while Georgie enjoys tennis, reading and cooking, it is ballet and the thought of international travel that has kept her focussed on elite ballet training. That training began at the En Pointe Classical Ballet Coaching in Caloundra. Then last year Georgie moved to Sydney to train at Tanya Pearson’s Classical Coaching Academy. It was there that she was given the opportunity to audition for the different schools in Europe. “So, in January I went on the European audition tour and I got offers from nearly every school – seven offers – from Europe’s top ballet schools, and I chose to go to Hamburg. It is one of the most elite schools in Europe. As soon as I walked in the door I knew it was a level higher than all the others. From speaking to my teachers they said without doubt choose Hamburg. “ Georgie will live in a Hamburg apartment with another Australian dancer and learn German as part of her two years of training at the Hamburg Ballet School. In the final year she will audition with the top ballet companies throughout Europe. “ I see myself getting into one of those major companies and hopefully I will be there for as long as my body will hold out,” she says with a positive smile. “There’s the Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet for example, that everyone aspires to get into. “It’s everyone’s goal to become a principal of course. You have to work your way up the ranks and hopefully in the end I get there.” Dorothy Hills has no doubt her daughter will get there. “Georgie has shown self-discipline above and beyond what we ever expected. To get up at six o’clock in the morning to get to dancing has been an immense sacrifice. There’s been little social life.” There are certainly athletic genes in the Hills family. Father Steve is ultra fit. A diver and now keen cyclist, he is touring Europe with other members of Maleny’s Lycra Lizards. Dorothy is also a diver and, as for the dancing


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genes, Georgie’s grandmother is still a Scottish dancer at 83! Before she left for Europe at the end of June, Georgie completed a pre-professional year with the Queensland Ballet. New Artistic Director, Li Cunxin selected Georgie to train with the Company, but the staff at Queensland Ballet acknowledged the great opportunity offered by completing her training in one of Europe’s elite ballet schools. Dorothy is conscious that her daughter has spent 12 out of her 17 years learning the art of ballet, and she is at the beginning of an exciting career at the highest international level . She and Steve greatly admire her dedication and the way she let go of many of the social attractions of a young girl’s life. “There’s an identifiable period where teenagers say, OK enough is enough, and they give up,” says Dorothy. “Perhaps it’s because they haven’t been doing it for the right reasons - there are outside influences, family and peer group pressure. We thought that might happen with Georgie. But no’s just been the one track,” she adds with admiration in her laughter.

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Maleny is about to lose one of the stalwarts of the arts community – temporarily at least. In July, artist Ken Munsie heads off on an adventure exploring contemporary art around the world. Julie Shelton caught him before he left. QUICK GOOGLE of ‘contemporary art New York’ turns up dozens of listings. With gallery names including Luhring Augustine, Matthew Marks, and the high-profile Museum of Modern Art, New York is a mecca for appreciators of modern art in all its forms. And this is precisely why Ken Munsie has chosen New York as his first stop on what will undoubtedly be the trip of a lifetime. A long-time supporter of the arts in Maleny and the Hinterland, Ken leaves behind the Maleny Arts & Crafts Group (MACG) and Maleny Film Society, two organisations he has been engaged in for years. “When I moved to town from Reesville, I was already doing a lot of paper-making and joined MACG to explore pottery – that’s how I got involved,” he explains. “I was President of MACG for two years and was very privileged to be in the chair when the extension and renovation of the MACG building at the Showgrounds were happening.” In 2010, Ken joined the Maleny Film Society, then applied for and was awarded the job of manager, a role he has held for three years until he stepped down last month. “It’s been wonderful – in the three years, I’ve attended every screening every fortnight!” “It’s a good night out – a good social night out – and the fact that you’re working doesn’t come into it,” he says emphatically.


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Leaving at the end of July, Ken will spend a week with family and then fly to New York for two months. Travelling with carry-on luggage only, he’ll make his way to Jersey City, just across the bridge from Manhattan. From there he’ll visit Paris for a month, Barcelona for a month and then, as it gets colder, on to Palermo, Sicily, for a month. “I’m not interested in taking a cottage in Provence and staying in a cute little village – I live in a cute little village!” he says with a laugh. “I want bright lights and lots of stuff happening!” Ken says he’ll look at art by the masters but it’s contemporary art in all its forms that he’s travelling the world to see and experience. It’s quite a big adventure for someone who hasn’t spent much time overseas. “I’ve never been much of a traveller; I’m very much a homebody – I don’t like going out too much,” he says without a trace of irony. “So I’m going to cities and taking apartments so I can self-cater and not have to go to restaurants or go out if I don’t want to.” Ken grew up in the bush, on a sheep and cattle property at Warialda, between Inverell and Moree. As the eldest of two sons, there was an expectation that he would take over the family farm. However, after finishing school, his future changed after a disastrous year on the farm. “The year I left school was the worst drought on record – we’d go out one day and feed the sheep and the next day go out and shoot them. I couldn’t bear that so I ran away from home at 18 and went back to Sydney, where I’d gone to boarding school.” His parents were very disappointed but his brother decided to stay on and he’s still working the farm today. “I go and visit a lot, and love to visit, however it’s a very hard life. Even though my brother has got both his sons at home working for him it’s a real struggle.” In Sydney, Ken worked in commerce but soon found that the land was calling. “I think I’ve always had dirt under my fingernails – I don’t think you can ever clean the dirt out once you’ve grown up in the bush. So I went into horticulture and had a plant retail business in Sydney for many years and then a wholesale business on the central coast of NSW.” Twenty-six years ago, Ken made the move to Maleny and bought 50 acres at Reesville, where he established a wholesale nursery, selling mainly ornamentals. Evidence of his green thumb are to be found in the beautiful, rambling gardens around his central Maleny home, although Ken says that like a lot of tradespeople, he doesn’t seem to have enough time for the occupation he’s most qualified to do. It was while building his mudbrick and stone house on the Reesville property that Ken started to discover his creative side.

“I’d dabbled in art but hadn’t really focused on it. Suddenly, here I was in my mid-forties making paper and it was wonderful! I then discovered working with rescued material and later pottery.” In his crowded studio, the fruits of Ken’s endeavours are everywhere. Squares of biscuit-like paper dry temptingly on one bench, mounted shelves of tactile pottery vessels catch the skylight sun, while one of his signature cupboards invites touching and fondling of the various created and recycled objects within. “I then discovered working with rescued material and later pottery.” “I love spending time in the studio doing creative stuff. So I think when I travel I’ll get sick of looking at other people’s art and will want to do my own. I’ll probably find a canvas and sit down and make something.” “I think this trip will lead me into painting. I’ve worked with watercolours but whether that will be what I’ll end up doing, I don’t know.” As a test of his flexibility, Ken has arranged accommodation only as far as New York. “I haven’t booked an apartment in Paris (or beyond) because I’m not booking too far ahead. I’ve got a round-the-world ticket but I don’t know how long I’ll want to stay in each place,” he says pragmatically. “I might decide to stay longer in New York… Or stay in Paris for the whole three months I’m in Europe!” With lots of contacts overseas, Ken intends to catch up with friends in various locations. But with few plans, the world is his oyster. “I love Maleny; I love the community. This is where I call home.” “Will you see me back again? I don’t know – you might lose me!” he says with a wry smile.

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For Lozang Tsultrim it’s ...

All in the Mind The Buddhist practice of mindfulness is gaining widespread popularity as people search for ways to deal with the stress of modern life. Lozang Tsultrim from the Chenrezig Institute at Eudlo explains its benefits.

by Leigh Robshaw

OZANG TSULTRIM believes mindfulness can change the world. The mindfulnessbased techniques she teaches give people the tools to deal with anything life throws at them, helping them maintain a sense of inner peace and calm amidst the most challenging life circumstances. Tsultrim runs weekend mindfulness workshops at the Chenrezig Institute of Buddhist Studies at Eudlo, but emphasises the courses are run from a secular point of view, for people of any background or religious persuasion. A qualified counsellor and Master of International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution, Tsultrim has over 20 years experience in the community sector, working with people at risk of suicide and their families and friends. As the former general manager of Lifeline in Caboolture, she experienced firsthand how mindfulness can help people turn their lives around. “From my perspective, mindfulness is one of the most powerful tools for prevention of suicide,” says Tsultrim. “Suicidality is a state of mind. If we can notice the thoughts that drive it, we can choose to engage or disengage. We can’t stop any of our thoughts unless we’re enlightened. What we do have the ability to control is how we engage with those thoughts. Without a doubt, mindfulness has been enormously powerful to everybody I work with.” Previously known as Carla Pearce, Tsultrim discovered Buddhism in 1998 and spent many years studying at Chenrezig before becoming an ordained nun four years ago. “I came to Chenrezig one day, when I was having a crisis in my life,” says Tsultrim. “I was married and had two children at the time. In the beginning

L Above: Lozang Tsultrim, formerly Carla Pearce at the Chenrezig Buddhist Retreat in Eudlo. Below: Tsultrim makes her way up to one of the Chenrezig meditation halls. Opposite page: Left: Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation practice in tranquil Sunshine Coast hinterland surroundings. Right: Tsultrim on the steps of the meditation hall (Gompa).



I was pretty peripheral; I sat and observed and didn’t engage much. Straight away I started using some of the techniques of the mind and started to feel the difference immediately. “As time progressed I realised I wanted to be an enlightened being for the sake of all other living beings. I was very fortunate, my husband at the time gave me his support and blessing to do this and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m astoundingly happy. I love being a nun and I love Buddhist philosophy because it’s sensible, logical and applicable. It makes a difference. “One of the reasons I have such huge respect for the Dalai Lama, is it’s not about competition between religions. Our goal is not to make more Buddhists — our goal is to make a more compassionate world. This is one of the beautiful things about Buddhism; it is just about humanity and making us wiser, kinder beings.” According to the teachings of Buddha, mindfulness is one of the seven factors of enlightenment. Tsultrim says it’s not a complicated concept, and that it is simply about paying attention and noticing everything in any moment. “From my perspective, mindfulness is probably the most extraordinary and beneficial thing anybody can learn to do. The mindfulness I present is very simple. The practices I show people are no longer than five minutes. You don’t have to sit for 20 minutes and focus on the breath. Who has time?” Instead, Tsultrim teaches her students to stop for 60 seconds, six times a day and just focus on the breath. “People think we have to schedule time to be mindful, but mindfulness happens every moment of our lives. Whatever we’re doing, we should do it with the best intention and best attention, whether it’s cleaning our teeth or washing the dishes.” Tsultrim says people often see a difference within three or four weeks once they begin practicing mindfulness, noticing how stressed they are and the chaotic nature of their thoughts. Many people often find it difficult to practice mindfulness to begin with because we have lazy minds, she says, but the more we practice, the easier it becomes. “If we look at our activities, we can do them in one of two ways: mindlessly or mindfully. When we become mindful, we see things we missed before, we see how we engage with the world, how we think, speak and behave. You

can’t practice mindfulness and not raise your conscious awareness, and if we all did that, we would have a different world. “The point of mindfulness is that it brings us into the here and now. The only time we have any peace is in what we call the present moment. Mostly we’re going from the past to the future. Mindfulness keeps us here, having the experience in whatever moment, whether it’s good or bad.” Apart from fostering a sense of inner peace, mindfulness also helps us connect with our hearts, let go of past trauma and become more aware of how our words and actions are likely to affect others, which ultimately improves our relationships. “If we raise our conscious awareness we can exist in the best possible way, developing our capacity to be compassionate human beings,” says Tsultrim. “If we can develop more awareness about ourselves, hopefully we will make wiser choices, not just based on selfinterest, but for the greater benefit of our families, communities or the planet.” Asked about the recent media reports of violence by Buddhists towards Muslims in Myanmar, and about religious violence in general, Tsultrim says she is saddened. “This is not based in compassion, which is what the Buddha taught,” she says. “Whether it’s religious violence or violence in general, it makes me astoundingly sad. We’re so desperate for a particular outcome, we want our way so much we would cause harm to another living being.

“One of the things I love about mindfulness and these workshops, is that we start thinking more deeply about things. When we just want things our way, it is based in self-interest, based in power. It’s so based on this need to feel important or to have everyone following the same as me, because if you’re not the same as me then there’s got to be something wrong. From this we don’t recognise our interdependence. “I often say in my workshops, we don’t think enough about how reliant we are on the kindness of other living beings, whether it’s the clothes we wear, the car we drive, or the food we eat. And yet we don’t give it a single, solitary thought. We’re just all exchanging energy and I feel sad we have this world driven by violence and power and selfishness.” She does, however, have an optimistic view of our future. “I do believe a consciousness shift is happening. People are getting tired of materialism. I believe if we practise mindfulness and if we taught it to our children, we would have a consciousness shift in the world. It’s not about religions; it’s about what we can do to make this world better so we can all find peace and contentment.” Tsultrim’s next workshop at Chenrezig is ‘Tools for happiness: how we interact and find meaning’, August 3–4. Bookings are essential. Visit the website: or call (07) 5453 2108.




... a photographic passion for landscape T’S A CASE OF, like father like son for professional photographer Ben Messina. His father, Seb Messina has been a highly regarded Queensland landscape photographer for several decades, and Ben has clearly picked up the photographer’s gene from his father. In striking out on his own, Ben has both a passion for capturing landscape and an entrepreneurial streak in bringing his images to the public. A new gallery quietly opened up in Maleny’s main street a few weeks ago, a gallery that simply sells the photographs of Ben Messina. But it is already a constant buzz with locals and visitors alike, fascinated by breathtaking images of Australia’s outdoors – from baking desert scenes to cascading waterfalls and forest landscapes. They confirm the cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words. But do they sell? “Photography is more affordable in some ways than paintings,” says Ben. “My limited editions do go up in price as they sell out, and so they can become expensive towards the end. But I do see photography and painting in the same vein ... if someone likes a picture and they are willing to buy it and put it on their wall, then it’s art.”


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Like other forms of artistic expression photography demands passion and emotional connection to the subject. Ben has had that connection since he was a boy growing up in Cairns with its lush and sensuous landscape. “As a kid growing up in Cairns my father was always a professional photographer”, says the quietly spoken Ben. “So he started teaching me and my brother when we were young. We learnt to hand print in black and white as we had a commercial dark room in the house. So, it’s always been in the blood you could say.” Ben has been a professional photographer since he was 18. In Cairns he was a commercial and fashion photographer. Then one day he was doing a commercial shoot for Peter Lik, the award-winning landscape photographer. “He loaned me one of his film-based panorama cameras for a few months and I was hooked. That’s

when I decided - that’s enough of commercial work and this is it for me. I stopped doing all other forms of photography and went into landscape. “It’s probably the hardest of all forms of photography to make a decent living out of,” Ben adds thoughtfully. “That’s because Australians view photographic art as not quite on the same level as painted art. I can understand that because Australia doesn’t have a great history of photographic artists, unlike the Americans who are used to regarding photographs as art.” That’s not to say that Australians aren’t catching up and having a high regard for their photographers Max Dupain, Bill Henson, Ken Duncan, Rennie Ellis, Frank Hurley, Tracey Moffatt, Olive Cotton, Steve Parish, and William Yang, to name a few. Professional photography requires a technical mastery of equipment that is constantly changing. Ben uses Nikon digital cameras but uses a Fuji panoramic film camera to achieve a finesse of depth and detail unique to film. “I use a mix of the two – film and digital - because film still has a beautiful quality about it. Sure, you can


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Susie Aylett: d e k s a r e v e n e r a u o Y “ ” . . . e l b a e r a u o y n a to do more th T WOULD BE impossible to encapsulate the heights and depths of the enigmatic Susie Aylett in a single article. Susie is a woman who has lived many lives; all of them extraordinary. From life in the UK, to driving massive trucks at the Palmer River Gold Fields in the Far north, staring death in the face, and now to her quiet life in Maleny running workshops and volunteering at the Neighbourhood Centre. No matter what life brings forth, Susie welcomes it with the knowing laugh of one who has prevailed through thick and thin. She now shares the tools that she has learnt through workshops held on the Sunshine Coast, to assist others to rise above their life’s troubles, and to come into greater balance and reach their highest potential. Susie grew up in Liverpool in the 50s, and after her mother Vivienne divorced her father she was subjected to physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. She left home at the age of 14 and moved into a flat in London, with her sister. She joined the theatre and began a journey that eventually brought her marriage to her husband Paul . Many of Susie’s greatest lessons for growth in life came at a price, none greater than losing both her daughters, 10 years apart, on the same day, “from the rarest of diseases. Susie’s first daughter, Louise, was two when she died on July 16, 1975. It came suddenly, without warning; was neither hereditary, nor from any known disease. It started with a temperature which gave way to convulsive fits and a coma in the space of a few hours. The doctors performed every test they could, but were unable to explain what had struck down the perfectly healthy child, or why. Indeed, an inquest six weeks later stated that Louise's body was perfect and the pathologist simply didn’t know the cause of death.


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Susie and her husband Paul set out to rebuild their lives and go on. She became a professional children’s clown and threw herself into her work. Soon they were blessed with another daughter, Bonnie, but her fate would be the same as her sister Louise. At the age of 8, on the same day, 10 years later, on July 16, 1985, Bonnie succumbed to this same mystery illness. She fell into a coma for several hours and was gone. As Susie reflects, “Again, we don't know why Bonnie died because her body was perfect. The doctor said that I was the only woman in the known world that this had happened to twice, and that all they knew was that it wasn't hereditary or genetic. He added that if he were to take me into a room that held 100,000 filing cabinets, one may hold an answer, but there would be no answers for me in my lifetime.” One day Susie decided that the best way she could move forward would be to start a charity to assist other parents who may encounter a similar experience. She thought, “every child deserves a chance; the right to survive…” She was resolute, she would start the Bonnie Aylett Fund for Rare Diseases, and become the face of the charity, herself as a children’s clown, to raise the money. “It was that idea of sadness walking hand in hand with the clown’s humour that did it,” said Susie. “People needed a story, and I had one.” It was that story that enabled her to reach thousands of people to raise money, and the charity achieved all of its goals. They were able to provide a custom built ambulance which served as a mobile operating theatre, and three extra monitoring systems for the Great Ormond Children’s Hospital in London. It was in this way that Susie felt she could give meaning to the lives of her children and move on into her life.

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HUMAN DYNAMO is about to spin into Maleny in the form of newly-appointed Principal of the Ananda Marga River School. When I caught up with Jenny Oakley at the school she was in earnest discussion with staff, but within minutes she had a circle of children eager to show us their herb garden, then they were off to lie on comfortable cushions on the library carpet to hear a Dr Seus story. We dropped in on Kingfisher class (Year Three) to discuss the meaning of life in answer to a question from a student. Jenny’s high energy level is undeniable, but it all stems from a passion to teach. Her path to the River School has taken many turns along the way. As a young university graduate she entered the world of international business. While this venture proved successful, she found it did not sit well with her ideology: her two worlds did not match. Having wanted to be a teacher since the days when she lined up her teddy bears to instruct them in maths, she left the business world and enrolled at Queensland University of Technology. After graduating, she taught in various primary schools for 10 years


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the year getting to know each child, parent and teacher, to assess what is really working and what might benefit from change, always in consultation with children, parents, teachers and the wider community. Most importantly, she plans to spend lots of time in classrooms, to be involved in lessons, something that was very obvious as I watched her talking about scientific experiments and gasses with the Kingfishers. A happy school, not a quiet school, this is what Jenny loves to see: children bouncing out of their seats to answer a question, inspired by their love of learning with excited chatter as they discover new things. She has always admired the neo-humanistic approach to educating the whole child; the way â&#x20AC;&#x153;that extra bit of magicâ&#x20AC;? is added to the standard Australian curriculum. As we walked through the school, each child we passed gave Jenny a wave and smiled hello. I asked a group of older girls what they thought of Jenny, and they all gave her the thumbs up. Almost as an afterthought, she told me of her involvement in setting up two schools in rural Cambodia. Two and a half years ago she visited Cambodia on a holiday where she met a young university student who asked if he could talk to her to practice his English. He had set up a little school in his rural village to try to teach the children. A trip to the village inspired Jenny to assist by funding buildings, supplies, paying the teaching staff and providing advice. There is now a second school in another

village, and each has taken ownership of the education of their children. As Jenny says, it takes a village to raise a child. Early this year, Jenny and Lachie returned to observe the progress. And, the university student is now the proud holder of a BA degree, courtesy of Jennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support. On a personal level, Jenny is a vegetarian, and meditation and yoga have been part of her life for as long as she can remember. It is something she shares with Lachie. Jenny knows she has very big shoes to fill. Prabha, whose dream created this wonderful learning space, will stay for two weeks to pass the River School on to the very capable hands of Jenny Oakley. And Jennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer to the meaning of life? For her it is to help children develop a love of learning, to educate them to look critically at life and to question everything they will see and hear as adults.


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Jayden Rykers ... getting his future in focus by Natalie Brown

ECOMING A TEENAGER and getting into focus what you want to do with your life can be a real challenge. But there’s nothing fuzzy about the future for 14 year old Maleny High School student, Jayden Donnan Rykers. He has his career all mapped out, and knows exactly where he is heading. Jayden has aspirations to become a professional photographer, and he’s well on the way to achieving his dreams. He recently showed some of his photographic works at the Maple 3 café in Maleny and has already begun his professional career as a photographer for local Himalayan salt wholesaler Karom; taking promotional photographs for their website and advertising. Jayden was born in Cairns and came to Maleny with his parents when he was seven. The inspiration to be a professional photographer almost fell into his lap, when he picked up a camera two years ago, and discovered that he had a natural talent and vision for what would make a great photograph. Jayden had seen his Dad’s old film cameras lying around for years, and then one day something clicked and picking up a camera he asked his Dad how it worked. So his Dad taught him how to use the manual settings - how to adjust the aperture and the manual focus. Jayden was soon fascinated. After taking it up as a hobby only two years ago, photography quickly became Jayden’s first love and he hasn’t looked back. From not knowing anything about photography when he started, he now has a collection of 32 different cameras. He also has his own impressive photographic studio space set up in the spare room at home, with lights, cameras and... all he needs is the action. He utilises the space to practice his photography, adjusting lights and working with his different cameras for different


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Marcelle helps stimulate environmental behaviour change in Melbourne ALENY RESIDENT Marcelle Holdaway, in the role of Environment Community Development Officer with Hume City Council, has partnered with Environment Victoria to develop and manage a highly successful World Environment Day program in Melbourne. Marcelle (pictured right) has returned home and would like to see Sunshine Coast Councils launch similar initiatives. Hume City Council, Melbourne was a finalist in the categories of ‘Sustainability Education Award’ and ‘Best Specific Environmental Initiative’ in the Local Government Awards. Hume City Council’s flagship Environmental Champions program is cultivating local leaders who inspire and engage their local communities to live more sustainably. Twenty people in the community applied to take part in the program and then participated in a 10-unit training course which covered resource use, environmental impacts and practical sustainability; as well as how to plan, design and deliver a community project. After the training they worked together with other program participants to put their skills and knowledge into practice to help create positive environmental outcomes in their local community. The full program took 60 hours over a 7 month period. Armed with training in sustainability and project management, community participants went on to deliver seven exciting projects in the community concerning food security, energy reduction, school based environmental youth programs and social networking tools. In less than a year, the program has built the capacity of twenty diverse leaders from nine different cultural backgrounds to design and deliver on-going environmental projects that are making a real and lasting impact in the community. The unique program empowers participants with the responsibility to shape the program to meet their learning


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Maleny Arts Council in partnership with Lucas Parklands presents Piano Lessons by award-winning concert pianist, Anna Goldsworthy on 12 and 13 July in Montville. NNA GOLDSWORTHY’S deeply felt memoir, Piano Lessons — featuring Anna Goldsworthy and Carol Burns — is once again brought to life as the stage adaptation embarks on a state-wide tour with arTour. Part theatrical production and part concert, Piano Lessons premiered at the 2011 Queensland Music Festival to critical acclaim. Lee Lucas, manager of Lucas Parklands said, “This is a musical journey made in heaven and our acoustically brilliant concert hall, nestled in the rainforest, will showcase Anna and Carol’s work so magically.” The show, directed by Michael Futcher, recounts Ms Goldsworthy’s musical awakening as a young girl and the intriguing relationship she shared with her enigmatic Russian teacher, Mrs Eleanora Sivan, played by Carol Burns. “The music itself becomes a star in this enchanting musical theatre adaptation of Anna's award winning memoir,” QMF Artistic Director James Morrison said. “We are delighted that Carol Burns will be joining Anna on stage in this production, bringing a new perspective to the charismatic role of Anna's childhood piano teacher.”


Piano Lessons exposes the process of learning, interpreting and creating music as the characters work through a program of sublime piano pieces, including selections from Mozart, Liszt and Chopin. Anna will play on the renowned Lucas Parklands flame mahogany Steinway piano, recently maintained by Peter Salisbury, resident technician at the Royal Festival Hall in London. An award-winning pianist, Anna Goldsworthy travels and performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Don’t miss the chance to see her in this intimate setting and to experience a rare glimpse into what it takes to become a concert pianist. The Piano Lessons tour runs from July 528 and is a signature event of the statewide Queensland Music Festival 2013, which takes place from July 12- 28. The tour is managed and coordinated by arTour, an initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. For bookings phone: 5478 5667, email:, or visit


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Roast Pumpkin, Celery and Bacon Soup with Blue Toast Floats. Serves 6 15 minutes to prepare 50 minutes to cook. Place 1/2 a peeled and chopped butternut pumpkin, 3 stalks of chopped celery, 1 large peeled onion chopped into wedges, 12 cloves crushed garlic and 4 rashers chopped bacon into a roasting dish and coat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Roast at 200C for 30 minutes until the pumpkin is golden brown. Place in a large pot with 1 litre of chicken stock and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is very soft. Blend to a smooth puree using a blender or food processor. Stir in 1 cup of milk. Slice ½ a frenchstick thinly, brush each slice with oil and toast under a grill until golden brown on both sides. Top toasts with slices of blue cheese and float on top of the soup for serving (approx. 120g) of your favourite blue cheese. Potato or sweet potato can be substituted for the pumpkin. If you prefer cheddar stir a cup of grated cheddar into the soup and then use cheddar on the toast floats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant Ethically & sustainably produced from our vineyards & farms the wine & food is prepared and served with conscience, guaranteeing patrons an experience of paramount quality at this magnificent location featuring breathtaking ocean views and mountain vistas. Thurs – Monday 10.30am – 5.30pm 249 Western Av – 54785920

Montville Cafe Bar Grill Great food at pub prices. Fully licenced. Blend of modern Aust. cuisine & home-style cooking. Courtesy Bus 7 days from 5.30pm. Live music Fri night, Sat & Sun 12-4pm. Club 90 jackpot $1000 Fri night. 10am -10pm daily. 126 Main Street – 5478 5535


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

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

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

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Estate Grown Wine... Cellar Door wine sales & tasting Open 10:30am – 5:30pm Thursday to Monday Lunch at the Vineyard Thursday to Monday 12pm – 3pm Brunch: Sunday 9am – 11am Corporate, Weddings & Special Events Phone: (07) 5478 5920 249 Western Avenue, Montville “ At Flame Hill we know where our wine and food come from”

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

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

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

Wild Rocket @ Misty’s Delicious organic, cuisine. Warm friendly service, professional baristas. Unique historic venue. Cosy dining. Intimate functions. Tues -Sun Lunch & dinner. Sunday breakfast 8.30 -11.00 and lunch including traditional roast. Bookings appreciated. 142 Main Street – 5478 5560

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bloody Revolution... and Rudd gets a second chance “ Gillard did her best in what were quite literally unprecedented circumstances.”


N THE OLD DAYS, the Sydney Morning Herald would have begun its editorial on the events of last week with the phrase: “It was a sad but wise decision...” None but the most viciously partisan will rejoice in the dumping of Julia Gillard, but none but the politically purblind will deny that it was the dumping that Labor had to have. The alternative was a defeat which would cripple the party for the best (or worst) part of a generation, and to avert this disaster to the institution she headed, the queen had to be sacrificed. Gillard did her best in what were quite literally unprecedented circumstances and achieved some important results – at least, history will recognise their importance. But they were not the results the electorate wanted. In the end, her best was simply not good enough. It could be argued that she never really had a chance: from the moment she achieved greatness – or rather, had it thrust upon her – she was carrying three crippling

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go back to Rudd either because they did not like his personality, his style, or his perceived treachery, or because they just did not want to admit that they had been wrong in 2010. It took them until it was nearly too late to realise that their stance was not just punishing Rudd: it was punishing their own followers, their party and all that it stood for, and, finally, themselves. And because the crisis came at the last minute, the consequences were more dramatic than they need have been. Obviously Gillard’s hard core supporters would still have resigned from the ministry, but perhaps they would not have retired from parliament – Craig Emerson in particular was a competent administrator who will be missed. On the other side of the coin Martin Ferguson and Simon Crean might have stayed for another term. It appears that Stephen Smith and, the biggest loss of all, Greg Combet, may have been planning to go anyway, but the fact that they were caught up in the rush compounds the impression of bloody revolution rather than orderly transition. And, let’s face it, bloody revolution was what we got. In the end there was no other choice. So what now? The logic says that Rudd should do what just about all the commentators and the public want, and just get on with it – call the election as soon as practicable, while the honeymoon is still unsullied by post coitum tristesse. But he has made clear he has no plans to do so; rather than pre-empt Gillard’s date of September 14, he plans to stretch things out beyond it, claiming the need to settle a few policy questions first. This sounds plausible, but I suspect that there are at least two other reasons for the delay. The first is simple ego: Rudd reckons he can beat Abbott whenever and wherever, so the question of a honeymoon is irrelevant. But more worryingly, Rudd has form as a prevaricator: the fact that he squibbed calling a double dissolution at the beginning of 2010 was where all the trouble started. Had he done so he would almost certainly have won it, passed his emissions trading scheme at a joint sitting, and become untouchable. To be fair, it was one of the few times he took advice: Gillard, Wayne Swan, Mark Arbib and Sam Dastyari talked him out of it, and shortly afterwards shafted him more comprehensively. Rudd is only the fourth of our 27 Prime Ministers to get a second chance. Before him, Alfred Deakin, Andrew Fisher and Robert Menzies grabbed their opportunities and did great things. Rudd’s course should be clear: certainly it is a time for a bit more consultation, a bit more method, a bit more Mr Nice Guy. But it is not a time for timidity or retreat. Think of the old school motto: distinction by merit. Rudd is doing it in reverse. He has already been awarded a rare distinction: now he must use it to gain the merit.

“Rudd should do what the commentators and the public want, and just get on with it.” handicaps, none of which she ever entirely surmounted. The first was the very manner of her ascension. Leadership changes are supposed to be gradual, visible processes with the challenger stalking the incumbent, manoeuvring, feinting, and calling trial runs for months before the final strike. This was the way Paul Keating pursued Bob Hawke, or, for that matter, the way Kevin Rudd pursued Julia Gillard. But the 2010 coup was a stab in the back, the supposedly loyal deputy grabbing the job in the wake of a midnight assassination by the mafia. It was never going to be accepted by a large slice of the party and the electorate. And with it came other baggage. The second problem was that Gillard arrived without an agenda of her own ... she had not expected to need one. So for the first period of her always fraught leadership she was reduced to mopping up Rudd’s program and reacting to Tony Abbott’s brutal aggression. And thirdly, she was not equipped for the job; in the fullness of time she might have developed the vision and the political skills required, but in 2010 the Peter Principle still applied: she had been promoted above her abilities. And, like so many of her predecessors, in the end she did not know when it was time to leave. Six months ago it became clear that she could not win; all the public polling was showing that the swing against her government was locked in. Her supporters grasped at the odd rogue result, but they looked a little like climate change deniers who only accept the aberrations, never the overwhelming evidence. The party’s private polling was even more damning: Gillard herself was the problem – the majority had rejected her. But there was a chance of redemption: a return to Rudd would put Labor back in the fight. This was the point at which she could have agreed to a smooth and gracious transition; instead, she called an election, or at least named the date. And the party stuck with her – a fair few out of genuine loyalty, but far more from a reluctance to

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Local mosaic master, Brett Campbell has an exciting kids project, commissioned by the Nhulunbuy Corporation. The massive 2.4m x 1.6m mosaic is based on a local design. Brett has broken the assembly into 9 pieces with between 2-9 kids on each piece. He expects the mosaic to take four days to complete with Brett coordinating the students, as well as teaching them how to mosaic and achieve a design that is consistent across the whole mural. Brett completed a similar project with Enoggera State School Grade 7s a couple of years ago. See: As Brett set off to Gove, he told HT: “Although the project will be constructed mainly by kids - both in Nhulunbuy & the surrounding areas - it’s open to all locals, and we're expecting quite a response.”

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Plant a tree day ... Planet Ark is encouraging all Australians to get outside and grow for National Tree Day this year, as recent studies have shown that engaging with the great outdoors and caring for nature is one of the best things we can do for our health. That includes the physical health benefits, such as reduced risks of obesity and myopia, and improved recovery from certain medical conditions. This year, National Tree Day will take place on Sunday 28 July 2013. Planet Ark is excited to announce that the 20 millionth seedling will be planted for National Tree Day this year – a momentous milestone in this great Australian event. To find out more about National Tree Day, visit, or call the Hotline on 1300 88 5000.

Megan Lynch, a grade 5 student from Mapleton State School, recently attended her first Cosmic Kids’ Club meeting. When asked what were her highlights she said viewing the rings of Saturn and seeing all the craters on the moon was awesome. The Mapleton State School Cosmic Kids’ Club has been running since the opening of the Mapleton Observatory in the school grounds in 2004. The club meets about every three weeks depending on the prevailing weather conditions and runs for 1 ½ hours on a Wednesday night. Children are trained in constellation recognition and navigating the night sky, basic astronomy knowledge and how to use the computer-controlled 14’ Celestron telescope. Local amateur astronomer Adrian Adams kindly donates his time to assist children with all their enquiries. Children have a light supper before going home to bed perhaps to dream of a galaxy far far away.

Podcast radio for Maleny? Local volunteer Susie Aylett wants to start a Podcast Radio Station through the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. She is seeking expressions of interest from the community for involvement. The project would need a government grant for the purchase of equipment to have a mobile radio recording unit that would allow them to create radio podcast shows for the local community. Susie says radio podcasts could feature anything from gardening, to interviews with local faces, or language shows. It would be run by the community, for the community. But do people want it?”That’s what Susie would like to know. To express your interest or lend your energy to the Podcast Radio project, contact the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre on 5499 9345, or contact Susie at


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A Simple Life People are so smiley and polite in Maleny, which is very sweet. But they sometimes take the politeness too far, in my opinion. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m used to city rudeness and self-centredness. I feel safer when everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking out for Number One and we all know where we stand and are constantly prepared for battle, especially on the roads. So, while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned a lot about common courtesy since moving here from Sydney nine years ago, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go in for extreme politeness. This is like an extreme sport, where you go out of your way to be so polite that it actually endangers lives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not just your own, but other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. People do that a lot here. A pedestrian crossing is there for a reason, right? As drivers, we know we have to stop for someone who is waiting to cross. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no biggy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually so deeply programmed into our psyches that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even see it as an inconvenience (even moi, who hates having to stop for anyone or anything). So it really annoys the crap out of me when I do my duty and stop at a pedestrian crossing, and the person who has already started to cross, spots an opportunity to be polite, doubles back and waves me across. Then we have to have an awkward Minties moment, where I shake my head and wave them across, they shake their head and wave me across, and I have to stop myself from shouting out the window, â&#x20AC;&#x153;JUST CROSS THE EFFING ROAD!â&#x20AC;? The thing is, if at the last minute they did decide to cross the effing road at the same second I decided to

A Pedestrian Crossing is no place to be polite ... drive on, and I unintentionally mowed them down, guess who would be at fault? ME! Granted, that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen every time I stop at a crossing. But what does happen frequently is that people get halfway across the crossing, then smile and wave at me, as if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done something truly amazing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not me being polite folks, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just

me following the road rules. But hey, feel free to smile and wave at me every time I do what the law requires me to do. Have it your way. Actually, it can be rather lovely to be waved at by strangers crossing the pedestrian crossing, who are essentially thanking you for not killing them with your car. It makes you feel sort of competent and important, like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve basically just saved someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and you should be awarded a medal.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure we can all cite instances where we have indeed saved lives by stopping our cars in the middle of the road to allow dawdlers to mosey on across Maple Street at any point they like, licking their ice-creams and gazing glassy-eyed in the opposite direction to the oncoming traffic. These people are clearly bulletproof, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably best to stop for them anyway. We move into particularly dangerous territory when people take it upon themselves to change the road rules â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;politeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. So, when they are driving up the main street of town and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m waiting patiently for them to pass so I can turn in from a side street, they will actually stop their car in the middle of the road and earnestly wave at me to drive in front of them. So, we have another Minties moment, where I adamantly shake my head and motion for them to drive on, because they actually have right of way and it really wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt my feelings if they just stick to the road rules. Then they shake their head even harder and insist on waving me on. At that point I just turn up the music, put my feet up on the dashboard, sit back and have a little snooze, while I wait for them to drive ahead. Like they were supposed to do in the first place. Note to townsfolk: when extreme politeness could get an innocent person booked, cause a car crash or just create confusion on the roads where none existed before, then I think it kind of defeats the purpose, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you? Leighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blog:

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Landscapes Retaining with Loors Landscaping FRANZ LOORS Walls ... landscaping the Range for the past 24 years

A budget for the future $120K to replace playground equipment at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and $75K on the streetscape design for Margaret Street, Palmwoods are just two of the local items delivered out of council’s $109 million Capital Works Program from the 2013/14 budget. Council is focused on delivering for the future. To find out more about what’s planned for your community, visit council’s website.

Have your say on the region's Show Days Council invites local residents and organisations to have their say on the future scheduling of the region’s show days to help it evaluate the economic and community impact of any possible changes. Visit council’s website to access a short online survey and have your say by Monday 8 July.

July is TeenREAD month Teens 12-18 get reading at your local library in July to win some great prizes for yourself or your school. Visit your local library or council’s library website to find out more about being part of teenREAD in July.

Major and Regional Events Strategy Did you know 6.4 million Australians consider event dates and locations when planning a holiday? Council is helping to build our local economy by attracting and retaining events that take advantage of our natural environment. Visit council’s website to view the Major and Regional Events Strategy and find out more.

Free music and magazines Library members can now download free music and magazines via council’s library website. Choose from over 7 million licensed songs and music and more than 300 magazines. These new library services are easy to use and can be found in the e-library section of council’s library website along with helpful user guides and ‘how to videos’.

RETAINING WALLS are structures designed and constructed to retain and resist the lateral pressure, usually of soil, where a desired change in ground elevation is required. In most cases drainage behind the wall is required to alleviate the hydrostatic pressure from ground water. Without getting too technical, a properly designed wall should counteract the tendency of the retained material to move down slope due to gravity. The forces always being higher at the base of the wall. Usually, any wall over one metre in height requires an engineered design. Gravity walls such as, boulder walls, concrete link block, dry stone, rock

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T MAY BE COLD but it’s definitely a good time of the year to catch up with the maintenance and prepare for next season’s planting. It is time to review the weather forecasts, assess the best time for clearing lantana and other weed species, when to spray if needed, and to order plants. These may be trees, shrubs, sedges or grasses depending on the site. It does appear that local fauna is recovering from past loss of food sources and safe habitat. Wallabies are breeding, bird numbers and species are increasing in well vegetated areas and there are indications that small birds not seen here for some time are returning to occupy vine thickets and other favoured habitat. We really can make a difference. On a broader scale the dry times in the west of the state are driving small parrots towards the central Queensland coast in search of food and water. With this in mind it is important to ensure attention is paid to maximising diversity in new plantings. Birds will eat seed, fruit, nectar, small reptiles and insects depending on the species. Animals including our snakes and lizards will utilise some or all of those food sources, plus fresh leaves and bark. Don’t

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Are the wheels falling off your wheelie bin? Is the lid broken or is the bin split? A damaged wheelie bin is unsightly, unsafe and a problem you don’t have to put up with. To repair or replace your general waste, recycling or green waste wheelie bin visit council’s website or contact council’s customer contact centre.

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forget to maintain the litter layer. It is really exciting to observe the arrival of a species not previously seen, whether a winter migrant or one which has decided to stay. Keep a record of “your” feathered, furred or scaly fauna, and observe any changes from year to year. There are challenges ahead but a challenge always makes life more interesting and don’t forget the tree guards. We love our wallabies and bandicoots but we do like our trees to grow. Enjoy seeing a Lace Monitor sunning itself on the back steps.


Did you know that development applications can now be lodged electronically? This new council initiative will make the assessment process more efficient, easier and less costly. Details on council’s website.

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Celebrate the history, culture and achievements of our region’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the annual NAIDOC Festival at Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore on Sunday 14 July from 10am till 4pm.

gabion and crib walls depend on their mass for stability. Impermeable surfaces such as poured concrete, grouted stone and masonry walls will require adequate drainage. Timber (sleeper) walls are usually chemically treated against termites and rot to increase longevity. Sleeper walls, as with most gravity walls should have a 'batter' or setback to improve stability by leaning the wall back towards the retained material. The post which hold the horizontal elements of the wall are concreted into natural ground, being at least the same distance in the ground as above.

REES AND PASTURE need not be opposing forces in the landscape. Trees make available (through their leaf litter) nutrients and minerals deep in the soil profile that grasses cannot reach; they provide shelter for stock and pasture; they produce fodder for livestock; they produce timber and firewood; they reduce wind and temperature extremes. Trees are a crucial part of a sustainable productive agricultural environment that will increase the financial bottom line. Note my subtle technique in encouraging the planting of trees, through the promise of productivity increases and financial benefits - my Machiavellian ways know no bounds – “mu ha ha” (evil laugh)! Here at the Brush Turkey Wholesale Nursery we not only specialise in local native plants for revegetation of natural forests, but also stock a range of local native trees for Wind Breaks, Timber, Firewood and Fodder. Many local native trees of South East Queensland are used in agricultural landscapes in other parts of the world but curiously enough we often don’t recognise the values of our local trees! Eucalypt species have been used extensively throughout the world for the fast growing timber they produce, but we have so many more trees at our fingertips that have many more benefits. The River She Oak Casuarina cunninghamii is one of my favourites,


with fast growth, great firewood and fodder. The much maligned Black Wattle Acacia melanoxylon grows in the poorest of soils locally and can produce great firewood and spectacular timber (they just need to be pruned to produce a trunk rather than bushing out too early like they do in the open). Silky Oak Grevillea robusta is another great local timber, with the added benefits of being self mulching; soil improving and fodder for livestock. Our local pine trees the Hoop Pine Araucaria cunninghamii and Bunya Pine Araucaria bidwillii can be used for timber, shelter, windbreaks, but not for fodder. However the last point is actually an asset for these two trees as their prickly foliage means they are some of the very few trees that you can establish in a grazing paddock without fencing. In drier areas we can even grow the Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus which is amongst the best of fodder trees. There are so many more local natives to choose from with a variety of uses and benefits. The main cost in planting trees in paddocks is not so much the trees themselves but the fencing; after all great fodder trees aren’t going to get much of a chance to establish if the livestock can get to them! Luckily electric fences are great value for money and relatively easy to set up. Plant trees in your paddocks and you and nature will reap the benefits!

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Veronica Davidson moved to Maleny with her husband Jim and daughter Julia in 1988, before the 'Tree change' concept was recognised. Veronica tells the story of how she came here and how she feels 25 years later.

Tree Changers celebrate 25 years in Heaven E WERE VERY HAPPY living in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, when my friend Heather rang to say she wanted to move to the country and would I help her to find a place? I couldn't believe it when she said it was Queensland, and asked me to go with her to take a look at Maleny. A week later we drove north, eventually coming up the Landsborough hill. What a surprise - the view of the Sunshine Coast on our right. Wow! our stomachs turned with excitement. Then, on our left, we couldn't believe our eyes. “Oh Veronica, have you ever seen anything like that?” We were awe struck by what was unfolding, revealing one of the world’s most spectacular scenic views - the Glasshouse Mountains. We looked at each other, with a, can you believe it look, and we squealed with delight, as we drove into town. We stayed at Maleny Guest House, an unforgettable, gorgeous experience. Everyone we met was so friendly, chatting and welcoming, we felt at home right away. I just loved everything I saw and felt. The real estate agents showed us every house and block of land for sale and we soon found the perfect house for Heather. I was totally blown away by the beauty of the landscape and the people. I just kept saying, “You mean this place has been here all the time and I have never heard of it? I want to live here.” I returned to Sydney announcing my intention of moving to Queensland. My family laughed, thinking I was joking. Then they got very concerned about my sanity as I insisted I was serious. “Yeah, right! You’re going to leave one of the most prestigious real estate places in the world to go to some little hick town in Queensland?” “We should get you certified,” was my brother’s response. My husband said “No way.” My young daughter said she didn't want to move anywhere. But, I had learnt to follow my intuition and have faith in my inner knowing, and I felt compelled to do this. I knew




it made no sense to anyone, and it seemed ridiculous financially. But my heart said it was right - the pull of the green rolling hills was so strong, like a magnet. I was going and nothing could stop me. I finally persuaded Jim and Julia to come to Maleny for a holiday to see why I was excited about living here. Jim agreed it was very beautiful, “but what would we do? “ he asked. “I don't know, but don't worry, it will be OK,” is all I could reply, as I didn't have a clue. After several days of looking, we bought the beautiful property in north Maleny that I continue to absolutely love so very much. A few months later we moved in. Then Terry Lee arrived, he had heard an electrician had just moved in and would Jim work for him as he was very busy. Jim thought it would be a temporary thing, but it was a full time job. A few years later we took over the company and ran Maleny Electrical Service for about 15 years. Also on our first day, our new neighbour came to say hello, dairy farmer Ray Newsham - what a gorgeous man a real blessing to our lives. He was so good to all the neighbourhood children including Julia, who helped him milk every afternoon. She loved it, as did I, and what a thrill when he gave her a calf, that started our real farm experience. I joined the arts and craft society and in the local paper, I saw an invitation for local women to get together at Mountain Fare Women’s Cooperative meetings. This was my introduction to Maleny's cooperative culture that would shape my life from then on. I just loved it - people coming together to create their own experiences, and choosing the way they wanted to live. I joined the credit union and the LETS system, Maple Street Coop and the then new idea of Wastebusters. I was so excited about the people I met and the things they were doing here in Maleny, as I still am. This includes creating and working for so many years with the beautiful members of LEED Cooperative, which helped to get new businesses off the ground. I joined the flying art school and travelled to country schools that didn't have art teachers. Whilst in Theodore the teachers took me to the local pub where I discovered the previous owner had died and left the pub to the community, who had set it up as a cooperative. When I got back to Maleny I told Billy Abbott and Jill Jordan and the seed of the UpFront Club was sown. In 1994 after much support and many meetings later we created The Club, which I am so very proud of. Jim did the electrical work and I was one of the directors for the first two years as well as head of the fundraising committee.

What a hoot life was, as we raised thousands of dollars having dances and musical events in the Community Centre, with our weekend antics recorded in The Range News. I have been ecstatically happy living and creating such a wonderful life here in Maleny. It is so special to me, sharing with so many like-minded people. I had moved from a suburban garden to seven acres so I did a small farm management course, permaculture designers course, dowsing, earth energy healing, Feng Shui - so many courses, workshops and practices - which have all influenced my attitude to life. My love of organic gardening led me to become a WWOOF Host. For over 20 years I've welcomed travellers from around the world to Maleny, teaching them the importance of connecting with nature, growing and eating organic food and all things to do with nutrition and good health, so I always have a full house. The Maleny landscape has changed a lot and it saddens me to see housing estates defacing the lovely green hills. In fact it makes me cry! I love this land and appreciate it so much, that I want to protect it from being spoilt. But it's the people who are so special. I love living here in this community. It’s just like family; I know and love them all. We are innovative and clever and together we have all contributed to the creation of our experiences. We have been through life together sharing the greatest highs and the saddest lows. We've won and celebrated; we've lost and cried. We are understanding and caring; we forgive and accept, and finally we are there for each other. I hope I can enjoy another 25 years in this amazing place and continue to share my wonderful life with all you amazing people. Maleny isn't just the name of a town, it's an experience!

Top: Jim & Veronica take over the Maleny Electrical Service Above: Veronica - 25 years a treechanger Left: Julia with her own calf, a gift from dairy farmer and neighbour, Ray Newsham

Bark Petitions trigger NAIDOC Week

Maleny Film Society July 2013 screenings

The week celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures is this year the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkal Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures

N AUGUST 1963, the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land sent two bark petitions – framed by traditional ochre paintings of clan designs to the Australian House of Representatives. The petitions protested the Commonwealth’s granting of mining rights on land excised from Arnhem Land reserve and sought the recognition by the Australian Parliament of the Yolngu peoples’ traditional rights and ownership of their lands. Asserting title to Yolngu country under Yolngu law, the petitions were the first traditional documents recognised by the Commonwealth Parliament and helped to shape the nation’s acknowledgment of Aboriginal people and their land rights. Although there had been many earlier petitions from Aboriginal people to Australian parliaments, these bark petitions were the first to use traditional forms and combine bark painting with text typed on paper. The 1963 bark petitions are also the only ones to have been formally recognised by parliament and they are exhibited in Parliament House in a ceremonial hall that also houses the Magna Carta and the Australian Constitution. Failure to recognise Aboriginal rights up until the 1960s led to the formation of a National Aboriginal Day Observance Committe (later NAIDOC). This process, together with the 1966 Gurindji strike for equal pay, led to constitutional change with the 1967 Referendum and federal recognition of Aboriginal land rights in 1976 with the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT). Each time bark paintings were made and given, going back to Batman’s Treaty of Melbourne in 1835, the painters were articulating their claim as the original owners of their land. Aboriginal bark petitions are now considered 'founding documents' of our democracy and were a catalyst for a long process of legislative and constitutional reform to recognise the rights of Indigenous Australians.


Saturday July 6 Evening -7.15pm The Lore of Love – PG - 25mins This delightful film is rich in information and ideas about love and marriage, and reveals both differences and similarities between the values of the young generation in town and the traditional bush life-style. North of Capricorn – G – 54mins Australia’s great divide is not between the city and the bush. It is between the north and the south. Looking at Australia from the top down changes the whole story of our nation’s history. Big Boss – G – 25mins This is the story of 95-year-old Baymarrwangga, an Indigenous Elder (pictured) and her challenge as the remaining leader of the Yan-nhangu people to pass on her traditional knowledge to the next generation.

Saturday July 20 Evening -7.15pm

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Above: One of the two 1963 petitions. The painted designs proclaim Yolngu law, depicting the traditional relations to land and the typed text is in English and Gumatj languages. The petitioners unsuccessfully sought the Commonwealth Parliament's recognition of rights to their traditional lands on the Gove Peninsula.

W Pedersen, The Minister for National Development, Senator W H Spooner, being presented with a bark painting at Yirrkala Methodist Mission, on the north-east tip of Arnhem Land, NT, where the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation carried out survey work in1958. Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia.


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This bitter sweet comedy follows protagonist Robbie who visits his young girlfriend Leonie and holds his newborn son Luke for the first time. Overwhelmed by the moment, he swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has had. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he's given one last chance. He meets Rhino, Albert and Mo who, like him, find it impossible to find work because of their criminal records. It is a visit to a whisky distillery that inspires him and his mates to seek a way out.

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Show Me the Magic Show Me the Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine from a one-horse town in outback New South Wales to the heights of Hollywood. Historical archive is woven with Don's own personal collection and behind the scenes footage. Directors Bruce Beresford and Gillian Armstrong recall highlights from Don’s remarkable Australian career including the iconic Breaker Morant and My Brilliant Career. We meet Paul Mazursky who gave him his big break in Hollywood with Tempest and Down and Out in Beverley Hills. Our guest on the evening will be the Director and Producer of Show me the Magic, Cathy Henkel.

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Climate Change and the Critical Decade for Action HE PUBLISHING of the Independent Climate Commission report has once again highlighted the need to act now on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For example, Professor Geoffrey Dobb, Federal Vice President, Australian Medical Association highlighted the need for governments to fully prepare for the health risks associated with climate change. “More Australians will be at heightened risk of death and disability due to extreme weather events such as heatwaves, bushfires and floods,” he said. The key findings of the Commission’s report focussed on China and the US as being not only the world’s two largest economies but together they produce about 37 per cent of world emissions. However, both nations say they are on track to meet their international commitments to tackle climate change. In recent months they have each signalled they will be strengthening their efforts and in April they reached an historic agreement to tackle climate change together. While China remains the world’s largest emitter, on the positive side, it has emerged as the world’s renewable energy powerhouse, taking ambitious strides to add renewable energy to its mix. 2012 was another year of extraordinary growth: between 2005 and 2012 China increased its wind power generation capacity by almost 50 times. The amount of electricity generated from wind in 2012 was about 36 per cent higher than in 2011. China’s new solar power capacity expanded by 75% in 2012. and solar power capacity is expected to triple to more than 21,000 megawatts by 2015. In 2012 China invested US$65.1 billion in clean energy, 20% more than in 2011. This was unmatched by any nation and represented 30% of the entire G-20 nations’ investment in 2012. The Commission Report also claims that global momentum to tackle climate change is growing. Every major economy is tackling climate change,setting in place policies to drive down emissions and increase investment and capacity of renewable energy. Ninety-eight countries have committed to limit their greenhouse gas emissions. The number of countries pricing carbon is increasing, with four new schemes starting so far this year. Emissions trading schemes are now operating in 35countries and 13 states, provinces and cities. These 48 schemes, together with the 7 Chinese schemes, are expected to involve 880 million people and about 20% of global emissions.


The independent Climate Commission was established in 2011 to provide an authoritative and trusted source of information on climate change science and solutions. The report is the work of Professor Will Steffen and Professor Lesley Hughes, both internationally renowned scientists. The Climate Commission’s Science Advisory Panel, including scientists from CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and Australia’s leading universities, critically reviewed the report.

experiencing the impacts of more frequent and severe extreme weather. For instance, during the most recent Australian summer more than 123 heat, flood and rainfall records were broken. Australia’s global influence in averting these risks will depend on how effectively we implement policy solutionsat home.

Left: Professor Lesley Hughes is an ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University Below: Professor Will Steffen executive director of the Australian National University Climate Change Institute

Australia - a major player The Report states that Australia is a major player and is important in shaping the global response to climate change. Australia is seen as one of the most vulnerable developed countries to climate change and is already

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Australia is the 15th largest emitter, larger than 180 other countries. This means that Australia has a responsibility to play its part and that Australian actions have a global influence. There have been significant developments in Australia, including: greenhouse gas emissions have declined. Greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation in the period from June to December 2012 were the lowest since 2001-02. Australia’s renewable energy capacity almost doubled from 2001 to 2012. This year a significant milestone of one million households having installed solar photovoltaic panels was reached.

Critical Decade for Action While significant progress is being made, says the Report, it is not enough. Globally emissions are continuing to rise strongly, posing serious risks for our society. This decade must set the foundations to reduce emissions rapidly to nearly zero by 2050. The earlier such action is under way the less disruptive and costly it will be. This is the critical decade for accelerating action. All countries, particularly the major emitters like China, the United States and Australia, must move beyond their current commitments to reduce their emissions more deeply and swiftly. This is the critical decade to turn the global emissions trend downwards and to set the global foundations for accelerating reductions in decades to come. The Commission Report concludes that like other countries that make a substantial contribution to the climate change problem, Australia has a responsibility to be part of the global solution. There is recognition by all Federal political parties that protecting Australia’s prosperity requires Australia to contribute to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases. As one of the major economies Australia can have an influential role in shaping the global response to climate change. Action taken by Australia – such as the introduction of a carbon price and the renewable energy target – is watched closely by developed and developing countries alike, who draw lessons both for their own action and for the international climate change response. Australia’s global influence will largely depend on how effectively we implement solutions at home. Failure to meet our international commitments could damage our international reputation and the global effort to tackle climate change.

The Light Between Oceans

Fairytales for Wilde Girls

by M L Stedman

by Allyse Near Sixteen-year-old Isola Wilde is a child of Nimue, so she sees spirits. Her life is interwoven with fairytales, despite the harsh realities of a depressive mother and a distant father. She sees a dead girl in a birdcage in the forest and that night the spirit appears at her window with threatening words. Isola needs to uncover the truth behind the dead girl’s demise before it is too late. Set in contemporary England, this is gothic fantasy for young adults by a new Australian talent whose prose is fresh and imaginative.

A dinghy containing a dead man and a two month old baby are washed up on remote Janus Island where Tom and his wife Isabel tend the Lighthouse. Tom, out of love for Isabel who has lost three babies already, decides to omit the event from the log book and the baby girl is raised as their own. The story that unfolds begins as a deceptively simple love story but then builds to a powerful exploration of love, grief, loss and redemption. This debut novel was the subject of a bidding war in the UK and has won numerous awards.

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Co.lin Campbell PhD In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionised the way we think about food, with evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind the evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the complexity of the human body, and why, despite the evidence, our eating habits have remained largely unchanged. An eye-opening, brilliantly readable book that will introduce a new way of looking at health and nutrition.



The Lucky Culture


... but not if you have a university degree

ICK CATER’S simple thesis is that if you have a university degree in Australia you are probably part of the “self-appointed ruling class of sophisticates,” who display troubling aristocratic ambitions. I say probably, because Cater has a sociology degree but he has managed to retain his egalitarian outlook and values which mark him out as one of the true blue Australians. But it is this new elite of educated sophisticates who present a profound threat to Australian egalitarianism. They want to curtail free speech (read: wipe out the Murdoch Press), leave our coal in the ground, release asylum seekers and legalise same-sex marriage. Cater charts the rise of the graduate class from the Labor Party of the 60s, the current public service and government organisations like the ABC and the Human Rights Commission. Cater sees educated progressives versus the ignorant masses and he blames what he calls the ‘tertiary-educated professionals of presumed superior insight’ for setting themselves up as the gatekeepers of much of Australian culture. He blames them for ridiculing and marginalising those who are uneducated and display material excess. The TV roles of Kath and Kim are good examples of this ridicule: Kim: “I want to be effluent Mum. Effluent!” Cath: “You are effluent, Kim!” The point, says Cater, is we laugh at Kath and Kim in a


way we wouldn’t laugh at an ocker role model, like Crocodile Dundee. This egalitarian man of the bush is one of “us” - smart but certainly not intellectual. And this is what really irks Cater, particularly when it concerns the federal Labor Party. He accuses them of embracing intellectuals to the point of misreading the mood of the working class for more than four decades: “It (Labor) prosecutes an aggressive agenda in the arrogant expectation that popular ignorance can be banished and that people can be convinced to change their minds.” He also dismisses the Greens Party as giving ‘vent to the intellectual agenda in its purest form’. Not surprisingly, he identifies the intellectual virus in the ABC. The likes of Alan Ashbolt, Kerry O’Brien and Richard Carleton are some of the poisoned voices in this, “divisive organisation that is loved by some, iignored by others and detested by a growing minority.” Regular surveys however, reveal a very different pattern of high regard for the ABC by almost 90 per cent of those asked. But Cater is on a roll: “On balance, the ABC is better at hectoring than boosting, and is attracted to deviance rather than everyday virtue.” The universities get a bashing too for not producing people with wisdom, and Cater wonders whether human rights legislation serves a useful purpose. Human rights has become “an aggressive assault on the national conscience,” and he wants the Human Rights Commission

Mubarek Regime was no laughing matter KMAL SALEH’S feature length documentary focusing on the unrest and overthrow of President Hosni Mubarek in Egypt is a standout film at Gympie’s Heart of Gold International Film Festival this month. Akmal (pictured right) revealed he originally intended to approach the conflict with a humorous angle as he is a noted comedian. “I initially wanted to make it funny, because that’s what I do; that’s how people know me, and I thought surely I’ve got the skills to make this funny,” he said. “Then, as we talked to people and got to know the story more in depth, it just seemed annoying for me to try and be funny - you know these people are talking about being tortured or losing most of their family.” The whole experience was very close



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The Vagina Monologues HE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is a play made up of a series of monologues written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, inspired by her interviews with over 200 women. The monologues range from riveting manifestos to comedic recounts of real women's stories. They celebrate women's strength and sexuality, address issues such as violence against women, and work to create an empowering, positive perception of women. Please be aware that the content is explicit and mature, containing material and language related to women's experiences of sexuality, rape, child abuse, physical violence, birth, and war. Minors aged 15 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Sally Lattin is the director and producer of the Monologues and has worked with women and children for more than 25 years. She is counsellor, groupworker, and actor and runs creative workshops and retreats for women through her private practice "Soul Play". She is the founder of Wild Women Productions. The Vagina Monologues is at the Maleny Community Centre on 2 and 10 August. Two hours no interval. $25 cash only. To pre-book and collect tickets at door phone: 0421 555 114.

to home for Akmal, whose family emigrated from Egypt to Australia because of the Mubarek regime. The film - Pharoach vs the Egyptians chronicles the use of social media by young protesters and this 70 minute documentary is also an inspiring look at how social networking can help create change. Akmal will be presenting Pharoah vs the Egyptians and taking part in a Q&A after the film on Saturday, 13 July at 3pm in the Gympie Civic Centre’s Heritage Theatre. The Heart of Gold International Film Festival runs from 11-14 July at the Gympie Civic Centre, and showcases the best uplifting, touching and humourous films from around the world. For tickets, visit the website:

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and Racial Discrimination Act abolished because they are an unecessary waste of resources. This is consistent with Cater’s thesis that the Australian spirit of fair go egalitarianism, “is sufficient to ensure that everyone rubs along.” In The Lucky Culture Nick Cater pushes his case through pithy assertions and little evidence. I hesitate to use political labels of ‘left’ and ‘right’ but as Mark Latham noted in his Monthly review of the book, “most of his (Cater’s) arguments are imported from neo-con journals in the US and applied crudely to Australian conditions. Thus his book becomes an exercise in right-wing political correctness.” Cater’s constant assertion is that higher education has become ‘government-sponsored elitism dressed up as ‘human capital’ - a scary conspiracy notion without hard evidence. He wants a nation, “created with values that have some relation to ordinary human aspiration,” but this vague, anti-intellectual conspiracy-laden thesis will not cut it. Its narrowness and its crude breakdown of them and us is disappointing for someone who recognises that a univeristy degree like his own. should be about the getting of wisdom. by Michael Berry

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Cnr Obi Obi and Post Office Roads, Mapleton. Open: 9.30am – 4.30pm (Closed Wednesdays) Ph: 54946440 Artist: Aaron Hill Title: “Portrait of Bacon” ( Graphite & Ink on Paper)

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

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207 Narrows Road, Montville Ph: 5478 6440 Gallery open seven days: 9am - 5pm

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Artist: Jack Wilms Sculpture, furniture, doors Open: weekends & most public holidays 10am-4pm Closed for October


Artist: Cathy Lawley


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


“Sea Life series - Sea Delights” Artist - Tina Cooper


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Artist: Peter Strickland Title: “Home Lunch” (acrylic on canvas)

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Rocking chair & old-fashioned doll

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

138 Main St, Montville Ph: 5442 9211 Artist: Louis Da Lozzo


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

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5 Main Street Gallery 167 Main Street (below Poets Cafe) Montville Ph: 5478 5050

Artist: Christopher Pope “Barking Owl & Two-spots Tiger Moth” ( acrylic on board)



8 Art On Cairncross Cairncross Corner, Maleny Ph: 5429 6404 Artist: Judith Laws Title: “Desert Loop” (acrylic on canvas)

Holden’s Gallery 38b Coral St, Maleny (cnr. Coral & Myrtle Sts) Gallery & Picture Framing Ph: 5494 2100 Artist: Joanne Duckworth “Nude 11” (watercolour)




Lust for



Left: Judith Laws self portrait. Above: The Moon and Ophelia (mixed media on canvas) Top Right: La Spaniola (acrylic on canvas) Below: Voyager (acrylic on canvas)


UDITH LAWS is renowned for her ability with colour. She paints from her very soul and creates joyful and exciting paintings full of vitality and vigour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lust for Lifeâ&#x20AC;? is a new exhibition of works clearly showing her talent for sharing some delights from life through painted images. A suite of pieces has been inspired by performance art such as Cirque du Soleil and Moulin Rouge which allow Judith to also expand on figurative forms and to indulge her love of costume and movement too. The actions of an acrobat are apparent as the eye follows the line of a leg through to torso and catches the spangle of an outfit, and so a story starts to be told and an imagination is captured. And what this shows is not just the performer, but the irrepressible spirit of the artist and her exuberance. The very title of the exhibition brings an excitement and momentum with it, which is more than rewarded on seeing the artworks. Judith has worked with mixed media through the course of her highly successful career, preferring to allow the image to dictate the required medium. As a result, many of the paintings are rich in hue and in texture. Her subjects are also drawn from wider horizons, especially the incredible depth to be found in so much of the landscape, spanning her own lush garden to expanses across the country. Judith reveals the intensity of what surrounds us by drawing from the feelings that have been elicited to create her paintings. This is a lust for life in itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lust for Lifeâ&#x20AC;? is at Art on Cairncross from July 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and images can also be viewed during the exhibition at

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Feature Artist

Montville Art Gallery JULY 2013

Full of Surprises Richard Bogusz


ICHARD BOGUSZ has been painting professionally for more than forty years. His imaginative, narrative paintings are quite unique. However, from time to time Richard feels he needs to do something entirely different and galleries and collectors are amazed at the wide range of styles and subjects he has produced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, we are pleased to announce that Richard has returned to his narrative paintings which are so very popular with collectors of all ages,â&#x20AC;? gallery director, Joan Page, told us. Richard came to Australia as a five year old. On leaving school he joined the computer industry but decided to become a full time professional artist whilst still in his twenties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I committed myself to a way of life from which there was no return. For the next fourteen years, I entered shows, won awards and exhibited widely. Then, in 1986, I felt I needed to escape the hectic southern art world. I headed north finally settling just out of Townsville. The carefree lifestyle and the vibrant colours of the tropics were just what I needed to inspire me.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;After fifteen years of this carefree life, I felt my ideas were beginning to dry up and it was time for a major change. In 2001 my family and I moved to Brisbane,â&#x20AC;? Richard informed us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The move south re-invigorated me. I experimented with different styles but kept returning to my narrative works but with a more sophisticated approach demanding a deeper and more questioning response from the viewer.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coincidentally, Richard began his artistic career, the same year as The Montville Art Gallery was created,â&#x20AC;? Gallery Director, Tony Page told us. For his show in April, he has produced a new series in which he has increased and heightened the dimensions that have always been present in his paintings. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, Montville Art Gallery is located at 138 Main Street, Montville, opposite the Village Green. From July 1, Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings will be featured under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exhibitionsâ&#x20AC;? on the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website:

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C R E AT I V E C U T S Mali’s Bassidi to Palmwoods

Mick Lindsay at Beerwah Hotel

The House that Dad built ...

Keen instincts, distinctive vocals and high energy guitar wizardry make singer/songwriter Mick Lindsay a powerhouse set to make his mark on the music industry. Lindsay was received with tremendous respect while performing and writing in Nashville over the last few years. An invitation to revisit this year sees him return to Oz with his debut album, Long Way From Over You and plans for a national tour in 2013. While still only 25, Mick’s music reflects a fresh unseen blend of country rock/pop. A showman through and through, he has fast built a solid professional reputation. Mick Lindsay features at the Beerwah Hotel’s Beerwah’s Got Country on Saturday July 13 at 8pm. Free Entry.

Father and daughter, have joined forces to create an inspiring and moving show 5 Kogia St: the house that Dad built’ shown at Rosebed St Gallery, in Eudlo from July 19. For the very first time, local Palmwood artist, Kari, will be joining her father, Peter Strickland (a Victorian artist), in an exhibition consisting of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas with ceramic floor installations. He is the painter, she is the potter. The title 5 Kogia St, refers to the name of the street where Kari grew up, in the family home that her dad built. But the title also refers to the solid foundations of creativity that were built for Kari by her father, providing a platform for her creative expression as a child, which have been the influence for her creative life as an adult.

Cloudland in Maleny is back ... World-class Malian musician Bassidi Kone is back in Australia to conduct an exhilarating series of performances and workshops. He will run a Rhythms of Mali drumming workshop at the Palmwoods Memorial Hall on Saturday July 13 from 10am. Bassidi is a well renowned, versatile percussionist and balafon player of exceptional talent, who gives a skilled, authentic and dynamic voice to his instruments. He is of Bobo origin (tribe), whose family originates in a village near Segou, (Mali, West Africa). Coming from a musical (Griot) family, Bassidi played music from the age of 5, taught to him by his father and grandfather. For information, events and bookings phone: 0434 585 992. Email:

Cloudland in Maleny dance party is back, re-creating nostalgia for that great Brisbane ballroom of yesteryear (pictured below). It may be gone, but not forgotten—the memory lingers on. Be entertained by “Flashback” (featuring Julie Paris, original Cloudland performer ’64/’65). Music on the night will include all your favourites from the Cloudland era, including jazz, waltz, old time, rock n roll, pop & country. Tickets: $15 from David Moyes, phone: 0414 878 062 or email: Saturday August 31, Maleny RSL Hall. Start 6pm (food) 7pm music. Raffles and prizes. Only 120 tickets so be quick. They all sold out last year!

Swing Manouche swing into town Sing Australia Choir in Woombye Sing Australia was established in 1985 as a national network of choirs (currently there are more than 100 choirs throughout Australia) and to create opportunities for everyone to sing - the unique quality about belonging to a Sing Australia choir is that there are no auditions and no previous experience is necessary. The local Sing Australia group began in 2004 and now boasts a membership of some 60 local people, who rehearse once a week in Nambour. The choir is holding a concert on Saturday 13 July from 2pm at the New Life Assembly Auditorium, McKenzie Road, Woombye to raise funds for both The Salvation Army and The Shack Community Centre in Nambour. The Concert program will include a variety of songs to suit all tastes and will also feature some local young musicians as guest artists. Tickets are $10 and will include a delicious afternoon tea. Tickets are available from leader, Lyn Miller on 5494 6504 or Ann Bryan on 5476 2046, or can be bought at the door on the day.

Sawrey & Hart on sale

An exhibition of Hugh Sawrey and Pro Hart paintings is on at the Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery in Buderim. Tiffany has long favoured the bush artists - Sawrey having been born in Buderim. The exhibition Ballads of the Bush features Sawrey’s first painting ”Stockman” – which has never been offered for sale since first being purchased in 1960. The exhibition also includes original oils by Pro Hart and a selection of collectable and out of print books that are illustrated by Sawrey and Hart. Ballads of the Bush runs until July 7 from 10am. More information at or call 5450 1722. 36


Swing and dance to the exhilarating Gypsy music with Swing Manouche led by Ewan Mac Kenzie (pictured second right) Australia's foremost Manouche music guitarist. The fiery Gypsy music has the feet tapping and the soul stirring. The leader Ewan MacKenzie played bagpipes as a young man then heard the Beatles and Johnny Cash and changed to studying guitar. By 19 he was earning a living playing in cover bands around the country. During a visit to San Francisco Ewan discovered the artful simplicity of accoustic music. Ewan is supported by Kay Sullivan -accordinian player extraordinaire, Miranda Deutsch - accoustic guitarist, Dan Cosgrove- reeds, singer, composer and Peter Freeman master bassist. The Swing Manouche band will play at the Kawana Community Hall, in Minyama on Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm- 10.30pm. For bookings phone Jennie [credit cards] 5450 1272 or Ted 5491 6017 for information. The function is BYO food and refreshments, Tea, coffee, cakes available.

visual ar ts enter tainment per formance See the artists at work Fourteen local artists will open their studios to visitors during three weekends in September for the 2013 Arts Connect Open Studios program. This is a real treat for locals and visitors alike who like to get the flavour of an artist’s creativity ... canvases on easels, clay on the wheel, stone chips on the floor. See the full list of open studios and put the dates in your diaries September 14/15, 21/22, 28/29. See:

Blake Saban 3 at the Palmy ...

New Crest Gallery at Mapleton

The Scattalogical Barry at Upfront

Kaye Menzies recently made the move from Maleny to Mapleton to fulfil an ambition of opening her own store. Crest Gallery, showcases unique handmade shawls, scarves and rugs, handcrafted jewellery, homewares and gift lines. The artwork of Aaron Hill, Monique Nicholson and Susanna Job are displayed amid uniquely revamped craftsman-built furniture pieces, bespoke deer antler items and quirky collectables. An exquisite range of oneoff artisan shawls, exclusive to Crest Gallery, are the result of a collaborative Fair Trade project Kaye established whilst living in Kashmir in 2006. Crest Gallery can be found on the corner of Obi Obi and Post Office Roads, Mapleton. Gravel-voiced hinterland singer, songwriter, Barry Charles was sketched for Noosa artist Lew Brennan’s June exhibition at the Noosa Marina gallery. Barry will be back in full colour at Maleny’s Upfront Club on Friday July 5 for another roller-coaster performance of his deeply enthused emotional catalogue of blues and totally improvised vocal scatting. His legendary vocal range - from Tibetan Monk lows, to Motown heights - must be experienced to be believed. On this occasion Barry will be accompanied by musician mate, Andy McDonnell. See:

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Music on the Mountain It has been a massive, jam-packed year for the Blake Saban 3 and it doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon. Since they last played at the Palmwoods Hotel, the guys have played the Adelaide Fringe, Aireys Inlet, and Cairns Blues Festivals. They were also invited to play Byron Bay’s iconic Bluesfest and have kept up with their usual haunts along the East Coast of NSW. BS3 head back into the studio, as soon as they get back from Palmwoods, to work on their 3rd studio album, due to be released in spring 2013. Blake Saban 3 are at the Palmwoods Hotel on Saturday July 6 from 8pm. Free entry.

Bobbie’s brilliant ballpoint

Brisbane organist, Ian Clarkson and friends, together with local artists, will present a varied program of vocal and instrumental music. at the Maleny Uniting Church in early August to celebrate acquisiton of their new organ. Ian, who sang minor principal roles in Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' and Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor', with the Queensland Opera, will showcase the church’s new Allen organ with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Baritone Robert Woodhouse will sing “The Flea” by Mussorgsky: clarinettist Thomas Pollak will play “Vocalise” by Rachmaninoff. Other artists include cellist Ashleigh Rowbottom, Bruce Evans a comic entertainer from Buderim and the popular local Celtic trio of Tania, Jan and Graham. During the program the audience will be invited to sing Hubert Parry’s “Jerusalem” with special organ accompaniment. Afternoon tea is included in the admission price of $20. Tickets on sale at the door for the concert on Sunday at 2pm August 4. For details phone Val Clarkson: 5499 9283.



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18 19 20 25 26 This trio will be performing at Music on the Mountain: Thomas Pollack (Clarinet) Ian Clarkson (vocal and organ) and Ashleigh Pollack (cello)


Mon, Fri, Sat - music at 6.30pm. Donation entry


Animal Meets New Earth is the title of Bobbie Richardson’s exhibition of fine ball point pen work of animal faces and multi media she applies to New Energy and New Earth. The exhibition opening night is at Maleny’s Upfront Club on Thursday July 18 at 6.30pm. Accompanying the exhibition is the usual access to good Club tucker, wine, and on this occasion the fingerstyle guitarist, Adam Leggo will perform.




BARRY CHARLES & ANDY McDONELL (SEQ) Extreme vocalist teams with cabaret rocker FIRST SATURDAY FOLK 7.15pm $5. Monthly Blackboard, guest act TBA FARLIGHT DUO (Bordeaux, France) Blues & Soul, powerful voice, energetic guitar ANDY JANS-BROWN (NNSW) Thoughtful groovy Indie funk folk. Album ‘Letting Go’ Art Opening BOBBIE RICHARDSON ‘Animal Meets New Earth’. Ball-point & multimedia. Dress-Up! 6.30pm. DAWN (Brisb/Canada) High-energy, ethereal vocals, intricately textured, East-meets-West neo-Victorian KAREN LAW (S.Coast) Folk songs with spirit, heartfelt harmonies. With TOMMY LEONARD, guitar 5.30pm UPFRONT CLUB MEMBERS OPEN FORUM. Learn about your co-op, get engaged & share your vision KIT COTTER’S CHILLORADO (S.Coast/ Maleny) Acid Jazz MATT STILLERT (Adelaide/S.Coast), Soulful poetic folk melodies, to high energy blues grooves View events, links and videos at



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Locals help students discover ancient secrets beneath a Turkish Plain

Photography Penny Riddoch Photography AIPP For unmatched quality, choose well known local professional wedding and portrait photographer. Services include wedding album design, DVD slide shows, personal online viewing gallery. Ph (07) 5494 2808 or visit the website:

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

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.

Four Hinterland professionals are working together to deliver an interesting education project based on the results of an Anglo-Australian archaeological excavation in Turkey. Witta resident Andy Fairbairn, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at The University of Queensland, is co-director of the archaeological excavation which is investigating how village life first spread across the world. It’s a job he shares with University of Liverpool’s Professor Douglas Baird and each year they arrange for students from Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Turkey travel to the Anatolian Plain to unearth more details about our past.

Pomodoras on Obi A complete package of “real” food, boutique beverages, unspoilt water and treetop views, award winning local bridal services & luxury onsite cabin accommodation. “Escape to the mountains and discover the magic.” One stop wedding destination in the heart of Maleny. Ph: (07) 5429 6543 email:

Hair and Beauty Dot & Birdie Providing all of the primping and preening that a bridal party needs prior to looking their very best. Specialising in bridal styling for the big day. Mobile hair and makeup team available. 35 Coral Street, Maleny. 4552 Phone: 5499 9424.

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ONCUKLU is an archaeological site, an ancient settlement mound, located in central Turkey near the modern city of Konya. It is approximately four hours drive south of the capital Ankara, just north of the famous ancient site of Catalhöyük. Located in Hayıroğlu village in central Turkey the site of Boncuklu Höyük – which means mound of the beads because of the decorated clay shapes commonly found there –, was lived in over 10,000 years ago when hunter-gatherer societies began to leave their nomadic lifestyle and take up farming in a period known to archaeologists as the Neolithic. Boncuklu’s villagers lived in ovalshaped, mud brick houses and traded with other local communities on an area of wetland which is now a dusty plain near the city of Konya. Farming appears to be in its early phases of development and was a minor activity, accompanying hunting and gathering upon which the people depended for food. One unusual aspect of ancient life in Boncuklu is that people buried their dead inside the houses, under the floor surface. “Boncuklu is important as in it we find some of the earliest direct evidence for one of the key periods of social and economic transformation in human history on which our way of life is built – settling down to live in one place and making a living by farming,” Andy told HT. Boncuklu is one of the earliest villages found just outside the key Fertile Crescent area of eastern Turkey, Syria and Jordan where it is thought farming and village life first originated. The site is showing how and why


humans took up this new way of life in new regions and how it eventually came to spread across the Old World. The Anatolian Plain has some of the best preserved Neolithic remains in the world and is a current focus for academic study. Boncuklu Höyük is only a short distance away from the World Heritage Listed Çatalhöyük site, which is famous as one of the earliest large towns and which attracts thousands of visitors every year. The excavation project is truly international, offering people from all over Australia as well as other countries, from both the private and academic sectors, an opportunity to be involved in a remarkable journey of discovery. Excavation is painstaking, with the fine layers of soil carefully removed to reveal the site’s structure. All of the soil from the site is carefully sorted for evidence and then a team of specialists carry out detailed

laboratory research and analysis, which provides fascinating insights into life 10,000 years ago. Maleny-based Timeline Heritage Consultants’ Steve Chaddock visited Turkey last year to develop plans for a visitor centre and worked closely with Andy on a successful application to the US-based Wenner Gren Foundation to develop an education program at the site. “As a heritage specialist I understand the significance of the Boncuklu site and how important it is to interpret the findings in a way that is accessible to visitors of all ages.” The project not only involves the construction of an interpretation centre on site, but will also communicate understanding of the site to the local Turkish community through production of educational materials including a booklet - Ancient Boncuklu: Life in Hayıroğlu 10,000 years ago which contains information about life at Boncuklu and includes sections on the environment, obtaining and preparing food, living in mud brick houses, trade, health and economic change. In addition, a website will be a focus for anyone interested in the site and provide more in depth content for the outreach aspect of the excavation. Former primary school teacher and local author illustrator Peter Carnavas will bring the excavation findings to life through a series of specially commissioned cartoons featuring ancient children living their lives 10,000 years ago. Peter said “It’s exciting to be part of such an interesting project, completely different from what I have done before and to contribute my skills to communicate the story.” Designer Adrian Anderson completes the local lineup, bringing experience and creative direction. "Projects with international significance don't land on your desk every day, so it's a great opportunity to be part of a 100% local collective working on Boncuklu." Andy says “It’s great to be able to access these sorts of skills and expertise locally. The team are very excited about the opportunity to communicate our findings to local Turkish people, especially young children, and it amazes me to think that this is being done from the Range! We look forward to the 2013 excavation season,

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which runs from July to September, when we expect to deliver the first phase of the education project, including the construction of the Visitor Centre. We are still looking for funding to complete the interpretation fit-out. Anyone who is interested can get in contact through”

Previous page: Top L to R: Steve Chaddock and Adrian Anderson of Timeline Heritage, Illustrator Peter Carnavas and Dr Andy Fairbairn Below: Students at work. Excavation at the archaeological site requires patience and skill. This page: Top: During excavation burials are often found under the floors of the mud brick houses.


Centre: The ancient Konya plain of Turkey slowly reveals its ancient past Left: The discovery of human remains is always an exciting aspect of the dig.

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Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You

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Are you fed up with feeling unwell? There comes a time in everyone’s life when your body starts giving you indications that functionally you’re out of balance. Usually this means you start to feel unwell. Nobody feels 100% healthy all the time, but when this unwellness feeling becomes a common occurrence, then you must address the causes and fix them. This feeling of unwellness can take many forms, but usually I find there are multiple causes that must be fixed. If you’re not feeling well and have some or all of the following symptoms and have some concerns about your health, its time to give me a call. Ask yourself do you: • feel tired a lot, both mentally and physically • have digestive disturbances, reflux, gas, constipation or malabsorption (dark circles under your eyes) • have big energy swings during the day, get shaky when hungry, have problems with concentration, short tempered. All these are indicative of blood sugar problems • if you’re female, have signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances, for example, unfriendly periods, PMT, menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings • have sleep problems – don’t sleep well, wake up tired, wake up at night and can’t get back to sleep • feel depressed, flat, non motivated My approach identifies and corrects the causes of your unwellness. It’s time isn’t it, to lift your energy levels and start feeling alive again.

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light qualities of Vata are in excess. Anger, frustration and impatience indicate that the Pitta qualities of heat and intensity are out of balance while depression, lethargy and feeling unmotivated are due to too much heavy, stable Kapha. How we react to situations in our lives is coloured by our state of mind and body and while we cannot always control what comes to us we can support ourselves with diet and lifestyle. Life changes, travel, cold weather and older age predisposes us to an increase in Vata. Excessive amounts of caffeine, over work and lack of sleep contributes further to disturbances in Vata dosha. Unless balanced by diet and lifestyle, this can manifest into anxiety and even panic attacks. Establishing a regular routine for eating and sleeping can help to stabilize emotions. Having your meals and going to bed at about the same time each day helps to regulate your nervous system and minimise internal stress. Eating warm, nourishing foods in a settled atmosphere will also create a soothing influence on flighty, changeable Vata. Over work, hot weather, spicy food, stimulants and the midlife years can increase Pitta in our physiology. Pushing ourselves too hard also aggravates Pitta and we can end up feeling burnt out and irritable.

Pitta is balanced by having time for fun and relaxation. While Pitta predominant people may be excellent at organising and making lists of what they need to achieve, they benefit from holidays where every minute of the day is not accounted for and just spending time in the beauty of nature. A diet of sweet fruits, leafy greens and wholegrains is beneficial for balancing Pitta. Adding rose water and cardamom is sweet and soothing for the emotional heart. Damp, cold weather, sweet heavy food and lack of exercise contributes to a build up of Kapha. Emotionally we can feel down and stuck in our thoughts and actions. Getting up with the sun, regular exercise and trying new things will help to offset the stagnancy of Kapha. Add a bit of spice to your diet and avoid heavy, cold, sweet food. Ayurveda identifies a substance in the physiology called Ojas. Ojas is at the junction between matter and consciousness and acts like a super fluid that links the intelligence of nature to its expressions in the mind and body. When Ojas is plentiful, we feel light, clear and blissful and our overall health and immunity are strong. Ojas is increased by certain foods such as ghee, pears, dates and fresh, organic food. Meditation, being with uplifting people, time out in nature and doing what we love all increase our supply of Ojas. Even if we are going through difficult situations in our lives we can support our emotions with our lifestyle and diet and pass through the challenges with less anxiety, anger or depression.

Wendy Rosenfeldt is a Maharishi Ayurveda Practitioner and teacher of Transcendental Meditation. Call: 5499 9580

A Problem Shared ... with Marisa Rise and shine ... your life is unfolding You have an amazing potential for extraordinary development and growth. Your body and mind are capable of great things. Your brain has an amazing capacity to learn and process information. Your body has an extraordinary ability to manufacture, as a response to your personal requirements, a complex array of chemicals and hormones to support your every need. You have the capacity to experience loving relationships that are only dreamed of. You have access to a depth of intuition and insight that bypasses logical thought. In potential you are an amazing being and you live in an era that easily provides you with the information and techniques to enable you to transcend the ordinary limits of habitual response to life. This world of ours is hurting, our relationship to self and others is hurting, our bodies are hurting, our confidence, enthusiasm and clarity is subduing. Yet in most minds there is a growing awareness that something can and needs to happen to breathe new life, new possibilities,

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new solutions into many aspects of life. Each and every one of us can make a powerful difference to every area of human experience. Take whatever small or large steps you can, to clean up your diet, to exercise your body, to be aware of the effect of your thoughts and words, to stay present and loving with those you interact with, to reassess how you use your money and what you truly need, to enjoy technology but to also make time for pure experience and interaction with nature, learning and others. Your life is a precious gift, generate the energy to care enough about yourself and your world to become informed and live from your highest vision, make every day an exploration and celebration of your unlimited potential to grow and develop in amazing ways. 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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Diabetes is a chronic disease with serious complications, currently affecting an estimated 1.8 million Australians.

What is Diabetes? In people with diabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal because the body either does not produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin properly. The body needs insulin to turn the food we eat into energy.

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There are three main types of diabetes, but other rarer types also exist.


Guest speaker will be Janey Monaghan a dietitian who will talk about the importance of diet in diabetes.

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For a holistic approach to your general health & wellbeing, call today to make an appointment with one of our friendly Holistic Health Centre professionals. (Phone numbers below).

Depression - Rob Mc Murray Depression affects around one in four people. One cannot simply snap out of depression as it is a serious mood disorder that impairs a person’s ability to function effectively in everyday life. Symptoms include feeling sad, tiredness, poor concentration and memory, withdrawal from friends and family, loss of pleasure from usual activities, sleep disturbance, and indecisiveness. Left untreated, it can cause

Rebecca Hopkins

Hawaiian Healing Massage is a flowing form of massage, relaxing and therapeutic, helping to relieve muscular tension, stress and pain. Feel Blissfully Relaxed! *Therapeutic/Relaxation Massage *Hot Stone Massage *Pregnancy Massage *Chiron Healing *Aromatherapy - Raindrop, Emotional Clearing and Vitaflex Techniques. Appointments 0415 518 415. Em:

Sanctuary Shiatsu

Shiatsu Practitioner - Acupressure

Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese acupuncture meridian therapy that facilitates the movement of energy (Qi) in the body using acu-point pressure with meridian massage. It’s true strength is improving energy and wellbeing, assisting and maintaining health and help prevent illness. It can assist with: • Pain, and muscular tightness • Digestive disorders • Emotional & mental stress • Headaches and more ! • Futon mat or seated chair. Appts: 0438 972 880 Gary Broadhurst

considerable damage to self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and workplace productivity. With early detection and intervention, most people fully recover from depression. If you have any concerns about depression, you can call Rob McMurray, Psychologist on 54942145 for information, support, and advice.

Sallyann Stewart Naturopath/ Herbalist /Remedial Massage Therapist

• Sallyann specialises in children's health, stress management & preventative/ maintaining wellness healthcare • Utilising naturopathic assessment & live blood analysis • Nutrition & dietary support • Herbal medicine & homeopathic treatments • Remedial, deep tissue & lymphatic drainage massage Appointments: contact Sallyann Stewart on 5435 2599 or 0421 410 558

She Oak Natural Fertility Naturopath, Herbalist, Natural Fertility Teacher, Homotoxicologist & Kinesiologist

Rochelle specialises in hormonal health and fertility management • Balance your hormones • 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 Appointments: 5499 9476

THE DISPENSARY Clean, Alkalised Water wherever you go! This month's special, $10 off all alkaway filtration bottles and jugs! 3L jug now $115 (incl. 2 AlkaSachets) Stainless steel bottle now $59.95 (inc. 1 AlkaSachet) BPA free bottles $30/$49 (inc. 1 AlkaSachet) These bottles have a Seychelle filter, which removes 99.99% contaminates including aesthetics, microbiological, viruses, diseases, chemicals and dissolved solids.

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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 My Life to Live Acupuncture, Naturopathy - Diet, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine. Occupational Therapy (Medicare) - Autism and Upper Limb Therapy Brent Couling and Carolyn Brunner-Couling 25Years experience. Health Fund Rebates. Ph: 5499 9894



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

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

CHIROPRACTORS 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

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 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

ENERGY HEALING / SOUND THERAPY Josie Coco – Certified BodyTalk Practitioner BodyTalk is mind-body healing - effective for those who have lost quality of life, uncovering blocks and shedding old beliefs. By Appt. Ph: 0498 605 306

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

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

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

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

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 Mapleton Natural Therapies Clinic Jackie Hansel. Bach H.S. (Acu), Adv. Dip. H.S (Hom), Dip. Bowen. Holistic and integrated health care with Bowen Therapy, Classical Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. Ph: 5445 7749



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

Trish Hodges Energy Psychology Specialist. EFT is a revolution in emotional healing. Scientifically verified. My 12th year specialising. Client feedback & EFT videos see: Buderim Ph: 5476 9192

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 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,,

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 Chirone Shakti – Relationships & Sexuality Professional counsellor specialising in relationships, sexuality, grief and loss. Discover deeper and more satisfying levels of relating and intimacy. Thurs at Awakening Centre, Nth Maleny Ph: 0421 814459 E: Cigarettes, Quit Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Soft Laser therapy are utilised in assisting even the most committed smoker. Butt Out For Good in Maleny. Gift vouchers available for Christmas and New Year’s resolutions W3 www.ciggybusters .com, Ph. 0410 000 880

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

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

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

MASSAGE THERAPISTS & RAINDROP TECHNIQUE Hawaiian Healing Massage Rebecca Hopkins Remedial Massage *Hot Stone *Therapeutic *Pregnancy *Chiron Healing *Aromatherapy: Raindrop, Emotional Clearing & Vitaflex Tech Gift Certificates & H F Rebates. Maleny Holistic Health Centre. App Ph: 0415 518 415

Hinterland Health and Beauty MASSAGE THERAPISTS & RAINDROP TECHNIQUE The Stillpoint - Katie White Remedial, Relaxation, Reiki Massage & now Emmett Technique. Reiki Treatments & Workshops. Appts Mon- Sat. HF Rebates. Gift Vouchers. Ph: 0400 722 786 Kathy Blackburn, Adv Dip Applied Science (Remedial Massage). Remedial/Sports Massage; Traditional Chinese Massage; Lymphatic Drainage; Emmett Technique; Trigger Point & Myofacial Release. “Integrated Bodywork” tailored to your special needs. HF rebates. Ph: 5429 6180

Laurel Hefferon - Naturopath/Herbalist, Colon Hydrotherapist, Energy and Sound healer. Fantastic autumn cleansing and detox packages available now! Revitalise your system from the inside! Ph 5494 2101 Email: Pascale Richy – Naturopath BHSc Acute & 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 615413.


Massage in Mapleton Intuitive, Tailored, Experienced Diploma I value the Nurturing AND Therapeutic. $70/hr. Pension discount $10. READINGS $50/hr Intuitive, Psychic, Clairvoyant since young. Ph: Brenda Tahili 0438 358 189

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

Montville Massage Indian head massage - great for anxiety, early greying and hair loss * full body massage * hot stones* body scrubs*mud wraps... 12 yrs experience Ph: Andrea 0417 523 193

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHYSIOTHERAPY/OSTEOPATHY Maleny Physiotherapist Tim & Mary Bagshaw. For all of your Physiotherapy requirements. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3911 Thomas Whitton D.O., Grad.Dip.Ost.Paed Gentle manipulative therapy for body dysfunction and pain in all age groups. Registered Osteopaths Services covered by private health funds; Veterans Affairs; Workcover, Medicare EPC 74 Blackall Terrace, Nambour. Ph: 5441 4166

Jon Presswell Personal Trainer Weight Loss, Tailored Fitness Programs, Strength & Muscle Growth. Older Adults - Balance, Strength & Mobility. Registered trainer with broad experience. Mob: 0439 673 768 Email: Rhee TaeKwon-Do - Fitness and Self Defence for Adults and Children. 5pm every Tuesday & Thursday at Maleny Community Centre. Free Trial Available. Call Nathan on 0419 496 160 or visit

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

PSYCHIC READINGS / TAROT Kerry Laizans Psychic/Tarot Readings 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

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

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

Range of Motion Physiotherapy MAPLETON - MONTVILLE - MALENY - IMBIL Russell McDonald & Rae Duffield-Jones. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility. Ph: 5478 6600 Physiotherapy-Rehabilitation-Excercise

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 Showgrounds Pavilion Ph: Lottie 5313 7756

Tundi Udvary Palmwoods Physiotherapy Friendly caring, hands on practice committed to making a positive change to your total health and wellbeing. 5/12 Hill Street Palmwoods ph; 54788500

Yoga with Maree at 71 Tamarind St Maleny Fully equipped studio. Weekly classes & private tuition. Monthly workshops Daily personal practise sessions. Health Rebates Available. Ph: Maree 0448 518 734

Maleny Active Physio – caring professionals offering physiotherapy, exercise physiology and Medicare-funded Type 2 Diabetes Education Programs. Services covered by health funds & referrals from DVA & Medicare (bulk-billed). 5/15 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 0060

PERSONAL TRAINERS, FITNESS & SELF DEFENCE 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


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

Radiant Light Yoga with Rukmini Wed 6.30-8pm Peachester Hall Thurs 9.30-11am Landsborough Hall Private Classes and Yoga Therapy PH. 0437 914 029 Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Rose Being Yoga Trained Montville – 4 Hillfoot Lane Tues: 6-7:30pm. Wed: 9:30-11am, 6-7:30pm Thurs: 9:30-11am. For other times refer: or Ph: 5478 5426 / 0417 937 653 HINTERLAND TIMES - JULY 2013


Professional Services

House and Garden


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

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

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

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

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

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

Lic. No 68598

Ph: 0419 684 324 or 5429 6565

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


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 -

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

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

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

PICTURE FRAMING 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

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

June Climate Summary 2009-2013 THE FIRST MONTH OF WINTER began with overcast conditions from an upper level system, and a moist southeasterly air stream kept temperatures four degrees above average with showers. We had fog on Tuesday and Wednesday 11th and 12th June respectively. Thunder was heard late on Thursday accompanied by rain and strong winds gusting to 50km/hr. On Friday 14 June strong winds backed from south-east to south west and winter made itself felt with a sudden drop of five degrees. Total rainfall was 164.6mm which is 55.8mm above average; and 102.6mm below last year’s June rainfall. The long range rain forecast for our region is wetter than normal for the next three months. The weather report for the Hinterland Times is compiled by Patrick Stacey, Maleny Weather Station. Log on to for daily data and weather news.


Luke Wilkinson Appliance Service Washing machines, dryers, fridges, etc.

Penny Riddoch Photography & Design AIPP

Shutterstorm Photography

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:




FINANCE MCU Sustainable Banking 28 Maple St, Maleny

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

Lic QBSA 1162819. Member Master Builders.

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


RESURFACING Bath, Tile, Kitchen

Ph: 0419 768 028 Sunshine Coast Hinterland




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

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

ELECTRICAL & SOLAR Green Energy Electrical

Lic No. 71210

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:

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

R V Electrical Solutions Lic. No. 72787 Installations, Extensions, Renovations, Safety switches, Switchboards, Solar. Your local sparky for Sunshine Coast, 20yrs experience, Contact 0415 528 116 for free quote. or e:

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

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

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

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

PLUMBING & WASTEWATER 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

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

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

FENCING & AUTOMATIC GATES 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

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


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


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

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

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

GARDEN MAINTENANCE & MOWING PAINTING Wyhoon Garden Services 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

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

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

PEST CONTROL 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

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

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JULY 2013

What’s on in ... Saturday July 6

Thursday July 11, Thursday July 18

Saturday July 20

Free Green Living Workshop at Crystal Waters supported by Sunshine Coast Council. 2-4pm. Explore yoga, reflexology, relaxation, meditation, colour and herbal infusions. Sidonie Bouchet’s workshop to set you on a new path of healthy living. Ph: 5494 4833.

Real Food Festival workshops to grow food businesses will suit busy owner/operators & will raise questions they should be asking when dealing with service suppliers. $5 for 2hr sessions when booked in advance. For more information:

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

Saturday July 20 Sunshine Coast community Hospice inaugural Family and Community Fun Day at Katie Rose Hospice, Doonan. There will be jumping castles, face painting, food stalls, sausage sizzles, fairy floss and Devonshire teas, plus entertainment. Noon-4.30pm. Ph: 5479 0881

Friday July 5 - Sunday July 7

Friday July 12

Queensland Garden Expo at Nambour Showgrounds. ABC TV’s Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis, Qld Presenter Jerry Coleby-Williams and Cameron Matthews, Executive Chef at Spicer’s Clovelly Estate, will speak at the Gardeners and Gourmets Stage at the Expo, just one of eight stages. See:

Aglow - Sunshine Coast meet 9.30am CWA hall, Kalinga St, Caloundra. People from all religious denominations are welcome. Guest speaker for July is Marie Cartledge. Entry: $8 includes morning tea. For more information contact Isabella: 5476 8463 or Dorothy: 5476 4190.

Sunday July 7

Friday July 12

The 8th annual King of the Mountain Poker Run is a 200km ride that takes in the best of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The Poker Run cost $15 per poker hand and $5 for pillion passengers, which includes morning tea and sausage sizzle at the end of the day. Bacon and egg muffins are also available for purchase at registration. More info. contact Pete Cusack, Bellbird Creek Cafe, Kenilworth 07 5446 0211.

Spinal Injuries Association Sunshine Coast- Post Polio Network meets at 12 noon at the Tranquil Park Resort Maleny for a social lunch. New members welcome. Contact facilitators for more information on 5447 6608 or 5494 3272.

Nominations close for the Regional Achievement & Community Awards - Environment & Landcare, Community of the Year, Regional Service, Energy & Sustainability, Events & Tourism, Youth Leadership. For nomination information or how to pick up nomination forms, please contact the local awards office on 1300 735 445 or visit the website at

Saturday July 13

Friday July 26, Saturday July 27

Maleny Market held at RSL Hall, opposite Maleny Hotel. Open rain hail or shine. Over 35 interesting stalls, including antiques and collectables; Art & craft; fruit & veg. Little Fair Trade Café. Enq: 0448 423 919.

Montville Growers & Makers Market, Montville Village Hall 7:30 to noon. Hot pancake breakfast. Organic sausagesizzle, freshly roasted coffee or leaf tea. Local Fruit and Vegies, Flowers, Organic Bread & Pasta, Seedlings, Preserves & Honey. Fresh Seafood, Bale Hay, Hand-crafted Soaps etc. Ph: 5499 9114.

Immanuel Lutheran College will perform Disney’s famous musical, Beauty and the Beast in at the Namour Civic. Players from Years 1 – 12, will weave magic, sing classic songs and dance their way through an enchanted and spectacular production. Adults: $30 concession $20. Family of 4 - $80. Tickets from the Nambour Civic Centre Ph: 5475 7777 or via website:

Tuesday July 9

Sunday July 14

HU Chant and Spiritual discussion. 6-7pm. (Also July 16, 23) Maleny Library Meeting Room, Cnr Maple and Coral St – Contact 07 5496 5054 - Experience the joy and upliftment of the Light and Sound with a HU song

Open Day at Deb Yffer’s Renew You studio. 1 Jabiru Court, Maleny from 10am to 3pm. Come and have a chat about your health needs, ask questions and make an appointment for a complimentary first session or phone on 0411 389 727. Contact: or visit her website at

Sunday July 7, 14, 21,28

Thursday July 11 - Sunday July 14 Gympie’s Heart of Gold International Film Festival. Screenings of the Grammy Award winning short film Curfew and Matthew Moore’s quirky take on Julian Assange as a child, along with a collection of 200 thoughtprovoking, humorous, uplifting and inspiring films. Tickets are limited & purchased online at

Tuesday July 16 360 ALLSTARS, a radical urban circus hits Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre for one performance at 7pm. 360 ALLSTARS reinvents the traditional circus and presents contemporary performance styles instead of conventional circus acts. Advance tickets :5413 1400, at:, or direct from the Lake Kawana Community Centre Box Office located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.

Thursday August 15 Start of six week course - Blue Care Living Well with Chronic Conditions. Studies have shown participants who complete the program have an improved sense of well-being and quality of life. Weekly Thursday meetings from 9.30am – 12pm at Maroochydore library. Bookings essential. $5 per session includes morning tea. Phone Edwin Guldberg at Maroochy Blue Care on 5441 0115.


Nambour Museum’s 2013 Remembrance Day Service commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. To be held at 18 Mitchell Street from 1-4pm. Those attending will be welcome to inspect the museum’s displays, including some from the special 1950s collections. Ph: 5441 2083 for information.

Sunday July 28 Mountain View Challenge Running Events & Walks half marathon, 8K run, 8K walk, 3K run & 3K walk. Maleny Showgrounds. Cash & voucher prizes. Biggest turnout trophy for the schoool with most participants. 7am registration. Full details and register on-one at: All funds raised go to Lions Medical Research Foundation.

Saturday August 10

Deadline for entries in the State Library of Queensland Young (18-25) Writers Award. $2000 prize. For more details, and to read some of the past winning stories, visit

Fruehlings Talent Quest offers major cash prizes for youth aged 5-12 & 13-18 across all performaing arts. Finals staged at the Fruehlingsfest spring fair, Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim. Enquiries: Margaret Swierkowski, ph 0450 921 698.

July 2013 MONOPRINTING: between painting & printmaking. All levels Learn multiple transfer, subtractive /additive techniques and more. Sunday 28 July. ALL materials supplied Contact: Sonja 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral Street, Maleny.

Creative Writing Toolbox. Starts July 26. Four interactive workshops offering tips, advice and exercises on memoir, travel, sensory writing, dialogue, character and more. $120 Bookings, enquiries: Shari Landeg 0431909172.

WEEKLY ART CLASSES All media, styles, subjects and levels. Teaching traditional and contemp. techniques. Wed, Thurs. or Sat. 10am-1pm. Contact: Sonja 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral Street, Maleny.

SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOP with LISA FEARNLEY Basic beginners 2 day w/shop on 27th & 28th July and 24th & 25th August Learn the basics of silversmithing. All material supplies. $300. limited numbers contact Lisa on 54468117 or 0421549413 email.

Australian Bush Flower Essences Practitioner Training in Maleny Introductory Course -13-14 Jul, Dowsing 10 Aug, Practitioner Skills -30 Nov -1 Dec.


Saturday July 27

Friday July 19

Tuition and Workshops Lindsay Muir 2 day clay sculpture workshop. Sunday 11 & 18 August. Cost: $250 Includes all materials, lunch, morning & afternoon teas. Beginners most welcome. Ph: 0488 581 347. Email:

Friday August 23

Ruth Donnelly: 0409 564 276,,

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

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.

Make your workshop a success List your event by phoning 54 999 049 or


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O FURTHER HELP promote electric vehicles in the US, the Obama administration has created eGallon to show that EVs - despite higher upfront prices - are significantly cheaper to drive than petrol ones. To promote the use of these cars, the Department of Energy unveiled eGallon for consumers to calculate the local cost of fueling electric vehicles vs. driving on petrol. It says the current national eGallon price is about $1.14, which means a typical EV could go as far on $1.14 worth of electricity as a similar vehicle could on a gallon of unleaded petrol. (Comparable rates with Australia, assuming our dollar is at parity, would be $1.14 for 3.8 litres). As we have noted previously in this column, the cost of running our Mitsubishi i-MiEV is zero because we charge the vehicle at night on the reduced tariff as well as taking advantage of our 3.5KW of solar energy. US Energy Secretary said that, "Consumers can see gasoline prices posted at the corner gas station, but are left in the dark on the cost of fueling an electric vehicle. The eGallon will bring greater transparency to vehicle operating costs, and help drivers figure out how much they might save on fuel by choosing an electric vehicle." Sales of plug-in electric vehicles tripled last year in the US, when 50,000 sold, and are up significantly again in 2013. The growth is attributed to lower EV costs and better vehicle performance. For example, last year, the Chevy Volt topped Consumer Reports' annual owner-satisfaction survey for the second straight year and the Tesla Model S won the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year. (see last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column on the sexy Tesla). Despite high US petrol prices, EVs remain a tiny share of the U.S car market. Last year they, along with hybrids, accounted for 3.3% of the overall car market, according to green-car website The cost of an EV's batteries continues to make these vehicles pricier than petrol competitors. Toyota's Jaycie Chitwood says lithium-ion batteries are just too expensive to make electric cars cost competitive without subsidies. Speaking at the Advanced Energy 2013 conference in April in New York City, she said Toyota is expanding its line of electric vehicles to meet the U.S. government's fuelefficiency targets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not because they're profitable. She said it gives a $14,000 discount for each new electric RAV4. Chitwood said a major battery advance is needed and Toyota is working on several alternatives, including cheaper, longer-range batteries that use magnesium instead of lithium. Commercialisation, though, is years away. The US Department of Energy, which sees EVs as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. dependence on foreign oil, is also funding battery research in an effort to boost their competitiveness. President Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union Address, said he aimed to have 1 million EVs on the road in the USA by 2015. Sadly, Australia has essentially dropped the ball when it comes to stimulating alternative energy options. They do not promote or subsidise EVs. Solar energy has enormous benefits for the running of EVs but that too is a lost message in Australia.


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