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HINTERLAND TIMES Sunshine Coast’s free independent news magazine

June 2013

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Maleny Year 12 student, Ruby Scott has a hand in the Queensland Plan

Author Dale Jacobsen has waited a lifetime to reach the south pole

Karney Doll puts tassels & tease into feel-good burlesque workshops

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From the Editor

JUNE 2013

Your new Coast economy ? mongst all the economic gloom it was refreshing to see Sunshine Coast Regional Council publishing an Economic Development Strategy covering the next 20 years. It claims to chart a new course away from the traditional economic generators of construction, retail and tourism, because as the strategy says, “to succeed and prosper, a new economy must be built – one that is resilient at its core.” We’ve seen in recent times how retail, construction and tourism have been buffeted by outside forces, not the least by the GFC. In seeking a more stable economy, Council wants a, “broader and higher value industry base.” Now, I take that to mean we should attract say, major high tech companies, food and drug manufacturers, breakthrough products for export, corporate head offices, new resorts like Club Med, an eco lodge on the hinterland – activities that generate money and growth, employ staff and attract outside interest. But that’s not so. “A new economy will emerge,” says the strategy, “on the back of major infrastructure investments such as the delivery of a new Sunshine Coast University Hospital, an international airport, a new city centre in Maroochydore, expansion of the University of the Sunshine Coast and the upgrade of the Bruce Highway.” OK. There’s some stimulus here but it’s overstated to claim they are the New Economy. They’ve been on the radar for years and as we have experienced lately, hospital and university employees depend on the vagaries of state and federal government funding policies. These facilities primarily spend money. They don’t make it. As for expanding Maroochydore CBD, doesn’t that simply expand the shaky retail sector, unless you can pull in some really high-flying national and international corporate offices? Finally, it is not clear from the strategy document what upgrading the Bruce Highway will do for the Sunshine Coast economy. It seems to me that only expansion of the airport will stimulate strong economic growth, particularly if we are allowed to bring in international visitors directly from southern Asia. It would be nice too if Virgin or Jetstar could be induced to set up an aircraft maintenance facility at the airport. Coast people may find it hard to accept Council’s push for “a new economy” . The people who settled on the Coast in the past 30 years are in the retirement and lifestyle cultures. They didn’t come here to generate big business and make money - to set up a mini Shanghai. They were attracted by the environment, the space, clean air, the slow speed lifestyle. That’s why we have an ageing demographic and why our new hospital and health precinct is so important. But Council believes we need to change that culture if we are to stimulate that magic word, “growth”. No longer do we want those who see the Coast as lifestyle retirement or a place to run a quiet B & B. We want the go-getters, the entrepreneurs, the business risk-takers. Interestingly, Council believes niche foods are part of “the new economy”. And certainly on the Hinterland we have seen an impressive growth of specialised foods and manufactured goods from preserves to meats and cheeses. Council sees this activity expanding, “in response to burgeoning national and global demand.” Niche foods can certainly be high value exportable products but they will never be high volume and will not help solve the food needs of Asia. Like the great success of Tasmanian niche foods, the diversity of our own industry will add value to the Sunshine Coast brand, but they are too diverse, too susceptible to market trends, weather, crop yields etc. to figure as one of the nominated “high value industries”. The creation and attraction of high value business is, I suggest, outside the realm of Council skill and remit, quick junkets to China notwithstanding. Council needs input from state and federal governments – tax breaks, investment incentives, government contracts – a tight focus on making the Sunshine Coast economy a national policy initiative. Well, that’s not going to happen, and yet it worries me that Council does not even acknowledge the need for state and federal input in its strategy document. It may spruik a new economy but it can’t possibly do it alone.


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 ... Year 12 Ruby Scott helps devise the Queensland Plan

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90 year-old Nan Paterson still flourishes a paintbrush


Burlesque - a therapeutic touch of tease

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Asian investment: can the Hinterland benefit?

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Alice Hungerford & 80s protests on the Franklin River

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Hinterland fencer Paul Richardson sings opera too!

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Stimulating workshops for artists with disabilities

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COVER STORY Nan Paterson has been painting for 70 years and as she approaches 90 there is still twinkle in the eye and a strong opinion to express. Story P 6-7

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Rotary honours service to the visual arts Winners of the Rotary Club of Maleny’s 2013 service awards to the visual arts were honoured at a Rotary dinner at the Terrace Restaurant. From left: with Rotary President, Karen Binstead, Heather Gall, Pam Maegdefrau, Ken Muncie, Christine Elcoate and Michael Berry.

New skills for trainers at Maleny Gym HE FOUR PROFESSIONAL trainers at Maleny Community Gym have been busy upgrading their qualifications and training skills. Through government funding and contributions by the Gym, Jon Presswell is doing his Diploma of Fitness following on from his existing Certificate 4 in Personal Training April Adsett will complete a Diploma of business to add to her existing Certificate 4 in Personal Training. April has also recently qualified as a Menofitness trainer to assist


Maleny Community Gym trainers now have a swag of new skills. From left: April Adsett, Jon Presswell, Annie Hewitt and Ray Louden.

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Ruby Scott ... helping to plan the future of Queensland by Natalie Brown

ROUND 400 adults and 10 young people met last month at the Mackay Summit to discuss details about the Queensland Plan project which aims to determine a 30 year plan for the future of the state. The summit was referred to by Campbell Newman as “a plan for a plan”. It brought together experts and community members from across the state to devise six questions to be presented to the Queensland public. The aim is to find out how people would like to see the state in 30 years from now, and how this vision can be implemented. Among the 410 representatives in Mackay was local year 12 student, Ruby Scott. Ruby had been selected out of hundreds of other year twelve students to join the summit as a youth representative, to lend her unique perspective to the project. So how did Ruby Scott get involved in the Queensland Plan? Local member for the Glasshouse electorate, Andrew Powell, wanted to include the voice of local youth


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among the delegates selected from the area. So he ran a competition of sorts for Year 12 students in the electorate, asking them to provide three answers to the question ‘What would you do if you were Premier?’ From the responses, he selected Ruby as a candidate based on her three answers. As someone who is deeply concerned with environmental issues, Ruby’s answers were focussed around the environment. She placed importance on protecting the Great Barrier Reef; as it is a massive source of tourism in the state, said that they need to cease CSG Mining, and implored them to reinstate the recently abolished tree clearing laws. “It’s just wrong that they are clearing acres of trees and not doing anything to give back to the environment.” Ruby believes that her answers coincide with Andrew Powell’s own goals for the future, and is one of the reasons he selected her to join his team. In conversation Ruby is a bright young woman with a clear vision about the way she thinks the state should look in the future, and is a worthy spokeswoman for the youth of the area. While environmental issues are at the top of her list of things that need to be addressed, she feels strongly that the education system needs to be reevaluated. According to Ruby, the current education system is not relevant to the skills needed by young people once they finish school in Grade 12. As she told ABC Radio last month:

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Far left: Ruby studies at home for her last year of school exams. Above: The Glasshouse Mountains electorate group chosen to work on the Queensland Plan. (Ruby, third from left. Andrew Powell kneeling at the front in purple tie.)

around on the buggy; that sort of thing. It’s fun, but I wish my buggy hours at work could go towards my learners licence, that would be really handy!” The experience of working with Andrew Powell and the other delegates on the Queensland Plan project has certainly whetted Ruby’s appetite for politics. She’ll be joining them when they reconvene at the Brisbane Summit in October. While she doesn’t know for sure what she wants to do she is not ruling out going into politics herself at some stage in the future. For now though, she is looking forward to finishing Grade 12, saving up some money and heading off for a gap year travelling and doing some global volunteering. The Mackay Summit delegates devised six questions that will be put to the Queensland public for their thoughts, and they’ll be discussed further when the delegates reconvene at the Brisbane Summit in October. The six questions that came from the summit were: • In the context of living in the community, how do we move our focus from me to we? • How do we create and foster an education culture that teaches skills and values to meet global challenges and optimise regional strengths? • How do we empower and educate individuals, communities and institutions to embrace responsibility for an active and healthy lifestyle? • How do we structure our economy to ensure our children inherit a resilient future? • How do we strengthen our economic future and achieve sustainable landscapes? • How do we attract and retain the brightest minds and ideas where they are most needed and capitalise on global opportunities? For more information about the Queensland Plan or to have your say go to

“I’m taught Pythagoras theorem, but I’ve never been taught how to lodge a tax return.” Another aspect of improving the current system, she feels, would be to educate year 11 and 12 students about politics. As it stands, people finish Grade 12 and the next year they are expected to start voting for who they think should be in government, with little or no knowledge about the process. “My year level has about 110 people in it, so that’s 110 people that are going to vote next year that know nothing about politics whatsoever, and that’s just in Maleny. Can you imagine somewhere like Mountain Creek or Kawana where they have 1000s of people in their school…” Ruby feels that there needs to be more youth focussed infrastructure in small towns like those in the Hinterland. In Maleny, currently there are few after school activities for youth, besides working. For most people in her year level, their plans for when they finish school are to move away because they feel that there is nothing here for them. “In this electorate we have the Sunshine Coast Uni, and as great as it is, it doesn’t offer all the courses that people here want, so for a lot of people my age, we finish high school and have to go interstate, and that’s a sad fact.” When she is not planning for the future of Queensland, and hobnobbing with politicians, Ruby is a lot like most year 12 students, with this year being all about work and school. Ruby works part time at Spicers Tamarind Resort in Maleny, which keeps her very busy, but like any teenager, she’s looking forward to the independence that a drivers licence will bring. “I’m a waitress and I do some bartending, running food


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“A P ERSON OF I MPORTANCE ” Maleny artist Nan Paterson is about to turn 90 and her lively mind and sharp wit remain as healthy as her artistic talent.

Far right: Nan Paterson at home: “I don’t like sitting and doing nothing.” Above: As Nan reaches 90 she still goes to her studio regularly to paint. Below: From Nan’s series of 30 Genesis paintings: “There was a lot of frowning because I had interpreted the characters as current day people.”



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AN PATERSON is reflecting on her life. A singular character of great presence, she is unapologetically strong in her views on life, death, art and religion. Engaging and refreshingly straightforward, she is, without a doubt, one of Australia’s most accomplished artists. In 1995, her portrait of Dr Gertrude Langer was acquired by the National Library of Australia to be hung in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, which also acquired her portrait of author Kylie Tennant in 2006. The University of Queensland acquired two of her works the same year, and her remarkable ‘Genesis’ series comprising 30 works and based on the Biblical story, was hung in St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane, causing controversy. “There was a lot of frowning because I had interpreted [the characters of Genesis] as current day people with all of their warts and foibles,” Nan says defiantly. “They didn’t like to think of the priestly class being depicted as villains, but that is the interpretation, if you read the book. “Artists look rather more deeply into things; you read between the lines. This is the way I do it, anyway. These were mere mortals just as we are mere mortals. Humanity hasn’t changed much, we’re still greedy and violent and dishonest and all of that.” An artist of her stature should be a household name, but she doesn’t court attention, preferring to lead a quiet life out of the spotlight, content in the company of her garden and her grandson, Jean Paul, with whom she says she’s been “closely associated ever since he opened his mouth and bleated”. Nan speaks of her career with modesty, and when asked about the National Library of Australia’s acquisition of her work, she downplays the achievement. “I was purchased as a person of importance, but I have never thought that,” she says. “I’m just an individual I suppose, who has a skill.”

These feelings stem from her childhood in Mackay and a mother who thought art was a waste of time, and that Nan should have been doing something far more constructive, like housekeeping, cooking, sewing and polishing the silver. “My mother just didn’t understand,” says Nan. It’s part of your indoctrination as a child. You’re told you’re nothing special. I think in that respect, my mother was destructive. “My mother came from a school that says you don’t praise people; it gives them a thick head. I never did anything right as far as she was concerned.” As a child, Nan liked being alone in the bush, describing herself as a “solitary child”. She drew a lot and was often scolded for wasting paper, or for coming home late from an after-school swim in the creek, or for speaking out of line. At 17, after a year of living with her aunt in Brisbane and studying art, Nan was sponsored to study at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne, a world away from the cane fields of home. She studied under Will Rowell, coming first in her drawing exam each term, which won her the cost of the next term’s tuition. Her studies were interrupted when at 19, she joined the Australian Imperial Force and was posted to Heidelberg Military Hospital in Victoria to work as a diagrammatic artist in surgery. She went on to work as an Army cook and a nurse’s aide, rejoicing when the war ended and she was readmitted to the National Gallery Art School, where her tutors included William Dargie. “I had never been so lonely in all my life,” she says. “I didn’t have family in Melbourne. I’d come from such companionship in the Army, you’re life is not yours, it belongs to the army and you’re all together. You’ve got all these people there and then suddenly you were alone.” She wasn’t alone for long. She met her future husband, a Dutch naval officer, in 1946 and began a new life in Holland, where she lived for eight years and raised three children. She took commissions from family and friends and visited art galleries in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, where she found her work influenced by the High Renaissance and Impressionism.

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“I was not denied access to the best of the best,” she says, of her life in Holland. “It wasn’t a detraction to have children. I would put myself in the play pen where I couldn’t be touched with my easel.” Initially, Nan had wanted to continue her studies in Melbourne rather than have children and not completing her studies is one of her greatest regrets. Back in Australia with three children and separated from her husband, Nan eventually moved to Brisbane in the 70s, where she set up a studio and began tutoring at the Royal Queensland Art Society in portraiture. She had many solo exhibitions in the 1970s and in 1989, moved to a bare block of land on the outskirts of Maleny, and quickly set about revegetating it with trees and flowering plants. “I remember when I lived in Holland there were no hills,” she says. “I could see forever but there were no hills, and that used to upset me. I’m a bushy at heart. I’m never lonely amongst trees — not ever. I’ve planted every tree that lives here,” she says, sweeping her hand past the window. Nan has spent the past 18 months convalescing after two falls left her with broken ribs and a dislocated pelvis, but she’s beginning to work again. She spends her days gardening, reading and knitting, saying, “I don’t like sitting and doing nothing.” She doesn’t know what her family has planned for her

90th birthday and says she has no fear of what lies ahead. “I’m philosophical. I’ve had a life of terrible happenings but you cope with them. I’ve had my share of death — I’ve been there and it doesn’t worry me. I almost died after an anaphylactic episode. I almost died but I came back. To me, you just cut off. You just go to sleep. Why do people get worried about it?” While she’s taken inspiration for her art from the Bible in the past, Nan insists she’s not religious. “I think it’s a cop out,” she says. “God made me do it. No, you made you do it. Don’t blame God for your misdeeds. I do believe there is something else — I don’t know what it is. I just look at it and say it’s an energy force. It imbues everything, not only me, but trees and rocks. “As I understand it, the electricity of the cosmos is constant and it is electricity that drives our body, so when I cancel out, my electricity is then assumed to something else. I don’t know what — could be a tree, could be a rock. It’s to keep the balance, the equilibrium.” As she has her photo taken, Nan is not at all selfconscious and doesn’t bother to smile for the camera. Her one request: “Take some photos of me in the mess. That’s more me. I’m certainly not a housewife.” Nan Paterson’ s work is available at Art on Carincross,

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Antarctica at Last! by Dale Jacobsen

From the age of ed eight I have dream a. of visiting Antarctic Having read just at about everything th has been written on the subject, I finally fulfilled my dream I last January when joined the Ross Sea Expedition.

Opposite page Top: Dale at Shackleton’s hut at Cape Royds Left: Ortelius entering the Lemair Channel Right middle: Dale boarding the Ortelius Right bottom: resting seal on Macquarie Island


MAGINE sitting in a Zodiac on a heaving, breathing sea of brash ice in the middle of the Southern Ocean with 4000 metres of water beneath, 1,700km from the closest human presence. Yet again on this expedition, a reminder that I have voluntarily placed myself so far from my comfort zone. Oceanwide Expeditions had engaged Australian mountaineer and geologist, Greg Mortimer, to lead a 32day expedition on Ortelius, an A1 class ice ship. We left Ushuaia (the most southern town in the world) midJanuary, then followed the coast of Antarctica south through Bellingshaussen Sea and Amundsen Sea to end up in Ross Sea. We reached 77o 50’50” S, the furthest south possible by boat. The voyage took in Macquarie Island on its way to its final destination, New Zealand. What I did not fully appreciate before leaving home was what an expedition meant, as opposed to a cruise. The latter is pre-determined, all activities planned and more or less guaranteed. No surprises. The former is at the mercy of the elements, decisions are made on the run. This freedom was necessary as we hit two-year old pack ice attempting to enter Ross Sea. It took an extra three days to skirt the ice and find a way in to the Holy Grail of the trip: Scott’s Hut at Cape Evans and Shackleton’s Hut at Cape Royds, both on Ross Island beneath Mount Erebus. With no fixed schedule and 24 hours of daylight, I found myself landing by helicopter on the flanks of an

active volcano at 2am; walking the Taylor Dry Valley for 6 ½ hours at 10pm; sailing through a force 9 storm with Ortelius the only ship in the Southern Ocean. The whole adventure was absolutely thrilling. The guides, experienced expeditioners and scientists, gently pushed us to our limits, but always in total safety. As I jumped onto the edge of a Zodiac covered in ice, with a two-metre swell throwing spray that snap froze, slapping my face and body, I thought: “Anyone who knows me would not believe this!”. I found that being in Antarctica was like moving through another dimension. The ship, the ice, getting kitted up for excursions onshore, walking through kneedeep snow, sitting on the shore watching king penguins nibble my boots, standing on the bridge for hours – head on fists – gazing at the slow roll of the Southern Ocean; it all happened at a pace that allowed time to think, or not, if I so wished. Before leaving, I claimed I was not really interested in wildlife, it was the ice and mountains that fascinated me. Until my first landing, by Zodiac, on Pleneau Island. Gentoo penguins, cute as cute, nesting, resting, chasing, feeding themselves and their young, dodging skuas. But exceeding any wildlife, there was blue ice. So many magnificent towers of wind and water-sculptured beauty. One crevice shone the iridescent blue of the lights over the Gateway Bridge. And beyond the bergs, towering mountains with cascading ice, some as caps, some as

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N FIRST INTRODUCTION to burlesque, one might be forgiven for thinking that it’s all about stripping off your clothes and prancing around wearing sequined underwear with tassels over your nipples. When you look a bit deeper you will find that it is less about titillation, and more about performance and self expression. Natasha Reid, aka Karney Doll has been holding burlesque workshops at the Maleny Showgrounds, and several adventurous locals donned their sequined bras and learnt how to strut their stuff. When first meeting softly spoken, unassuming Natasha, or ‘Tash’, as she introduces herself, you wouldn’t guess the colourful life that she has led, with her burlesque travels taking her to some of the biggest festivals in the world. Here is a woman who is totally comfortable in her own skin. She has the quiet confidence to teach others in a way that inspires them to unabashedly search within themselves to find out who they are, and strut it with confidence. The essence of burlesque, according to Tash, is “it’s all about the tease�, and individualism. She’s “big on people tapping into the core of themselves and bringing that out in their performance�. After regular visits to the Hinterland over years, Tash moved here recently to settle with her 10 year old daughter, and reconnect with her mother who has lived here for many years. So how does one get into the colourful world of burlesque? Tash left school when she was 16 and travelled around Australia doing performance art, street theatre and fire twirling. During this time she met what she describes as some “really out there theatre groups who were putting on free parties and needed performance artists�. Tash eagerly jumped onto this particular bandwagon. Her first exposure to burlesque was for a friend from the theatre group, who was showing at an art exhibition and wanted a burlesque routine for the show. Tash and another woman dressed as dominatrixes and teamed up

with two men who were dressed in bio-hazard suits, carrying large pieces of metal. They led the two men by chain ‘leashes’ down Hindley Street in Adelaide, whipping them as they went. Then they barged into the ritzy art gallery where they forced them to their hands and knees on the ground, and constructed a sculpture out of the pieces of metal, on top of the men’s bodies. The men remained there throughout the rest of the night, with the sculpture on their backs, as a performance art installation. Not long after, Tash travelled back to Victoria and started performing at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, until she was 18. While there she met a man in a pub who invited her to join a group that were doing a big fire show in the UK. So she headed off to England and it all took off from there. When she arrived in the UK she didn’t know anyone. She took the train up to Edinburgh and started networking with the clubs in Edinburgh, getting work for herself. Weeks later she found herself at Glastonbury Music Festival performing in front of thousands of people! After the festival Tash went back to Edinburgh and worked regularly in the clubs until she was talent spotted

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by Tina Warren and Ian Single who own Club Noir, the biggest burlesque club in the world. They invited her along to Glasgow and she started a regular gig performing every three months with their troupe. The next five years were spent performing with Tina and Ian in Glasgow, and doing big shows at Warren’s sisters club, Café de Paris, in the West End of London. During this time they went on tour performing at all the big music festivals including ‘T in the Park’ and ‘Belladrum’ (the Scottish version of the Glastonbury Festival). For nine years Tash worked in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and it was during this time that she got involved with high celebrity clientele, performing for businesses such as the BBC, Channel 5 and working with comedian Steven K Amos. During this time she did a burlesque show with one of the original Doctor Whos and says “it was pretty exciting stuff, and even Lilly Allen came to see one of my shows”. When her father got sick, she came back to Australia

and eventually settled in Maleny. For the Maleny workshop Tash incorporated techniques that she learnt while studying at the Bottoms Up Burlesque Academy in Victoria, under the instruction of Willow J. Like any art form, she believes it is important to channel emotion into the performance to make it more than just a dance. By having an identity as a performer it gives the audience something to connect to, and she encourages her classes to find an identity ‘face’ for themselves. Tash, or Karney Doll, as she is known around Maleny, is currently producing a burlesque show for later this year. It will feature 12-15 performers including Willow J, Flavella L’Amour and she hopes that some of her workshop students will be confident enough to strut their stuff too. For more information about the burlesque workshops or to learn more about finding your cheeky side, phone Karney Doll on 0481 295 232.



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A splash of colour and two curly haired ladies have set up shop at the top of the main street at Montville. The little shop, House of Hedwig (named after their bird, ‘Hedwig’) is the idea of long-time friends, Heidi and Tah-Nee, to bring some colour and their unique style of pizazz to the Hinterland. Having grown up together, lived and worked here all their lives, TahNee and Heidi are no strangers to the area. So while it looks like a brave leap of faith for them to jump into the venture, for them it feels more like a bit of fun, doing something they love with their best friend. The two bring their younger fashion flair to the House of Hedwig, evident in the choice of stock that they sell, which includes funky tights, kaftans and colourful dresses. They make a great team, complementing each other perfectly. Tah-Nee, who you may have seen working at the candle shop in Montville, has an accounting background, so she keeps the numbers ticking over. While Heidi, who until recently was a barista at The Edge café, across the courtyard from House of Hedwig, joins Tah-Nee in making customers feel welcome at the shop. The pair had about three weeks to get the shop up and running before Christmas, and they put in 16 hour days during that time to make their dream a reality. They transformed an empty space into a colourful

canvas of fabric and style, with their own unique flair and eye for design. So how did they manage to organise stock in a matter of weeks? Over the years, whenever they’d bought fashion items, they’d keep the tags and labels, in a container at the home they share. So when they had to get it all happening in a hurry they already had an idea about the labels that they wanted to stock, and how to get hold of them. So while it seems to be an idea that sprung out of the ether, really they were planning for it all their lives, without even realising! The pair have fitted out the Montville shop with unusual shelves and funky chairs from second hand furniture shops. Amongst the décor is a small shrine behind the counter that is a testament to the memory of their well-loved sausage dog, Diggly Wiggly. Diggly passed away just as the shop was coming together, and they regret that he didn’t get the opportunity to see the wonderful space that they have created. “We spent a lot of the time while we were painting the walls, crying and grieving over the loss of him, so he has really become a part of the place.” Having the shop to work on has been a wonderful way of letting go and getting on with life for the pair. These days laughter rings out from the shop and regular customers stop by regularly to see what’s new in the House of Hedwig. Natalie Brown

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Roger Loughnan Real Estate moves to Mapleton OU MAY HAVE noticed that after 15 years Roger Loughnan Real Estate has moved from its Montville premises to a new location at Mapleton. One of the obvious benefits is a bright and visible, main road corner office. Early feedback is that the Mapleton office is a great location and is already attracting prospective clients through the door. Roger Loughnan is one of the most respected real estate agents on the Range, a calm and thoughtful man, brought up in country Queensland, and someone who understands the rural values that bring people to the Hinterland. Roger also has a strong support team in Monica McLaren (pictured far right) who similarly comes from western Queensland. She has worked in real estate on the Range with Roger for 11 years and has built up a comprehensive knowledge base. Lara (pictured left) in office reception has called the Range home since she was two and is a fully licensed agent, having worked in the agency for seven years. Over the years Roger has sold hundreds of houses and farms within a 200 kilometre radius of his office, including some of the highest recorded residential and rural sales, so he is conscious of the highs and lows in the industry. For example, in 2007 across the Range around 538 properties were sold. In 2009 the figure was 310 sales. This went down to 202 sales in 2011. Apart from the GFC in recent times, Roger believes the real estate world has changed and consumers these days are always “on”. Smart phones, ipads, Google Earth, sales data searches and QR codes are just some of the on-line inventions that are changing traditional real estate methods. These communication tools are new but impersonal, and Roger says that nothing will ever take the place of one-onone meetings with buyers and sellers, brokered by the real estate agent. Nevertheless, the initial contact is now predominately web based, with Broadband and mobile devices enabling consumers access to information anywhere they are at work, enjoying leisure activities or at home. “These days”, says Roger, “people are more likely to look online in their chosen price bracket and make decisions before meeting the agent or viewing a property. It’s also important for owners to get their properties into the right price bracket because it could mean the difference between people deciding to view your house, or simply keep clicking on.” Roger adds that people should take advantage of the


Gubbi Gubbi Gun’doo Yang’ga’man It is believed to be more than 150 years since a traditional bark canoe has been seen on local waterways of the Sunshine Coast.

experience he has gained over 18 years in the industry. For example, his knowledge of the various village and urban areas, land aspects, Council requirements and weather patterns etc. This is part of the reason why Roger has updated the agency website, providing more tools for buyers and sellers when they are looking for a property. “Right now we are in a classic oversupply situation,” says Roger. “There’s the same steady level of demand but there are a lot more properties for sale.” He says the process has been slowed down by people who can’t sell elsewhere. However, enquiries and sales will eventually come from attractively priced and well presented properties on the internet, combined with highly visible property signage. Roger believes that like everywhere else, the Blackall Range has been affected by the global financial situation. Money has become scarce so people are a lot more careful with how they spend. The high value of the Australian dollar has also had a significant impact on tourism spending in the area although the booming wedding market on the Sunshine Coast hinterland is injecting much needed funds into the region. So, it’s business as usual for the team at Roger Loughnan Real Estate, having contracted five properties in the last few weeks. If a change is as good as a holiday, then their new office at the corner of Post Office Road and Obi Obi Road, Mapleton has been well worth the move. Natalie Brown

There is a Gubbi Gubbi Community Day at the Noosa Regional Gallery on Saturday June 22 at 11am-2pm, that is a celebration ceremony for the Gubbi Gubbi canoe project. This is also a day to celebrate the arts and culture of the Gubbi Gubbi people. It features family workshops dance and food. Across southeast Queensland the skills and traditions of canoe making have been largely lost over time. Gubbi Gubbi Gun'doo Yang'ga'man is a research and reconstruction project that is seeing the skills and traditions of bark canoe making re-learnt and reinstated by the Gubbi Gubbi people. This exhibition documents these activities and promotes the project’s national significance and value for the community. Canoe builders were Lyndon Davis, Brent Miller, Nathan Morgan, and Kerry Jones

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Can the Sunshine Coast seize benefits in the Asian Century? by Julie Shelton

According to a recent forum held by the Sunshine Coast Business Council, the increasingly wealthy and mobile middle class emerging in the Asia region is creating new opportunities for Australian business. But are we seizing those opportunities? HAT DOES THE ‘ASIAN CENTURY’ mean for the Sunshine Coast? This was the topic for five speakers at the forum, which was held at the Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast and attended by more than 100 local business leaders and educationists. The first speaker was the Hon. Jarrod Bleijie, Queensland Attorney General and Minister for Justice, who presented some striking statistics for China. In 2012 China was home to 1.329 billion people with more than half living in urban centres. 12% are over the age of 60 and this figure will rise to 34% by 2050. China’s agriculture is declining – they are already concerned about food security and looking to invest in Australia, particularly the beef supply chain. “The Chinese don’t know what we’ve got to offer – that’s why these trade missions are so important for the Sunshine Coast,” he said, referring to the recent trip to Xiamen led by Mayor Jamieson and Cr McKay, along with participating businesses from the tourism, education and training, food and beverage, and clean-tech industries. The next speaker was Gwyn Jarrott from Sunshine Coast Business Council. He pointed out that by 2025, 60% of world trade will be in Asia, with the majority in China.


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As their per capita income rises, the Chinese will spend more on things we want in Australia: transport, health, education, restaurant and hotels, agribusiness and food, recreation and culture. This is where the opportunities lie. What does this mean for the Hinterland? “I feel the hair go up on the back of my neck when I’m asked that question – there’s a huge opportunity!” exclaimed Gwyn. “Food comes up as a very significant demand. Singapore, for example, relies on 90% of its food coming from elsewhere – why can’t that be from the Sunshine Coast?” Gwyn suggested that Singapore is an easy entry for Australian businesses to get into the Asian market because Singaporeans speak English, they have English law and have connectivity with other markets in Asia. This was reiterated by Andrew Foo, who was born and bred in Singapore but has called Australia home for the last 21 years. As Vice President of the Singapore Australia Business Council, Andrew pointed out that Singapore ranks number one on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index (Australia is ranked tenth). “Singapore is a good springboard into other parts of Asia – it has a friendly relationship with other parts of Asia as well as a friendly relationship with Australia,” said Andrew. With more discretionary income, the Asian middle class are looking to source better food for better health and longevity. “The only thing is the price – producers need to find the right combination of value and quality that justifies the price.” When it comes to tourism, Andrew pointed out that

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most middle-class Asians are accustomed to a busy, crowded and noisy life with lots of eating and shopping. “Sometimes the wide-open spaces and quiet of Australia can freak them out!” He said importantly, Asians will travel for more than just pleasure, and believes a holiday destination, whether it is for business or pleasure, will be more attractive if it has a buzz, with a focus on celebration, fun, diversity and globalism. He specifically noted that food festivals are highly regarded. “The Asian visitor increasingly looks for safety, security and connectivity. It must be convenient for them to move around, and a memorable experience. Agritourism and educational tourism would lend itself to this market.” Nussara Smith spoke on behalf of the Queensland Government’s Trade & Investment unit. She alerted the audience to the fact that by March 2012, China had 63,500 millionaires whose wealth exceeded A$15.5M. Their average age is 41. This opens up investment migration opportunities, as the threshold for an Australian immigration visa is set at A$5 million. However, she said we shouldn’t forget about other Asian countries. India is currently the world’s 11th largest economy, but is poised to be the 3rd largest economy by 2030. In contrast to China, India has a young population and potentially greater tourism opportunities. ASEAN is another segment to watch. This geo-political and economic organisation is made up of ten countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Importantly, in 2015 these ASEAN countries are forming an

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Can the Sunshine Coast seize benefits in the Asian Century? economic community (AEC), which will translate into the free flow of goods, services and investments, lower business transaction costs and greater regional synergies. She believes that opportunities in ASEAN lie in food and agribusiness, and anything to do with health. As an example, she pointed out that Thailand is one of the most successful export markets for health product company Blackmores. Nussara advised prospective exporters to not treat Asia as a single entity – every country has different characteristics for doing business. There are a number of options for companies wishing to conduct international business in Asia, from export through to branch offices, joint ventures, franchising and mergers. Each country in Asia will require a different approach. For example, it might be easy to export directly to Singapore, yet more appropriate to establish a joint venture in Thailand or license production in Vietnam. This is where her Trade & Investment unit can help. In terms of services, Nussara says Asian people “will do just about anything to provide good education for their children�. Here, we can offer good education in a clean and safe environment and at all levels, not just tertiary. However, for Sunshine Coast’s education system to be more attractive, we need to make overseas students feel more welcome, and set up internship programs to give them industry experience while here. The final speaker was Ted Pretty, Group Managing Director of Hills Holdings Ltd. With extensive international experience, he underscored the points made by previous speakers and offered his own riveting observations, the

first being that the Sunshine Coast is “profoundly lucky� having a motivated local government keen to provide support to local industry. However, Ted highlighted the loss of innovation in Australia, and the prescriptive nature of government policy over the last few decades. “It is not governments that innovate and grow, it’s business. Governments need to provide the infrastructure for business to do that,� he said, throwing down the gauntlet to several local and state politicians in the audience. Ted says that the Sunshine Coast could become a centre for innovation and design – starting with design of new wellness, education and tourism experiences. But we need to get smarter and faster. If we are going to lead in design, he said, we have to look at things through a different lens – innovation in design requires innovation in thinking. We need to think bigger and get out of the paralysis of whether we are doing it right. We need to “just do it�. “Sunshine Coast is a great place to live, to work, to bring up children, etc. But it’s not about what you have here but what you do here,� he challenged. “We (Australians) are not that unique. That is what we will compete against. We think the world is standing still – it’s not – it’s moving faster than we are.� With a number of export agencies and international business mentors on the Sunshine Coast, and with the support of the Sunshine Coast and Queensland Governments, Ted says Asia is the place to be setting our trade sights. We just need to get on with it.

Zonta Awards student of Waste Management Ashleigh Morris, a third year student at the University of the Sunshine Coast has been awarded the Zonta Club Blackall Range scholarship for 2013. The $1000 scholarship can be used to buy books, software and other materials needed by Ashleigh during her degree course. Carolyn Williams, secretary of Zonta’s scholarship committee said that, “Ashleigh was chosen as a young woman who overcame limited education to ultimately gain entry into university to undertake her chosen degree, and has shown outstanding dedication and excellent results with a grade point average above 6.5.� Ashleigh told the Hinterland Times that on completing her Bachelor of Environmental Health Science degree she intends on specialising in waste management,. “I aim to undertake a masters in Environmental Engineering so I can learn the skills necessary to be able to create new technology to recycle and create new products from waste. “On a practical level, I will get first hand skills in managing and learning about the waste produced in small communities in Indonesia over the next year, as I manage a waste bank as part of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award. “The support of the Blackall Range Zonta Club will enable me to learn more about the current technologies and research happening in the field of waste management.

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UpRiver ... the uphill battle to save Tasmania’s Franklin River Alice Hungerford, is a life-long activist and was a facilitator in the fight to save the Franklin River in the early 80s. She spent years and travelled many miles to document the story of this remarkable non-violent protest. Above: The final vigil at Fairydell camp on the Franklin in July 1983. Alice Hungerford in the foreground.

by Michael Berry


ERE’S ONE OF THOSE, “where were you when ... so and so happened” questions. In this case, where were you on July 1, 1983 when the High Court announced that , “there shall be no dam on the Franklin River?” Exactly 30 years ago I was in Sydney completing a three month-long TV documentary production for the ABC’s Four Corners program about Gareth Evans, only recently appointed Attorney-General in the new Hawke Labor Government. During the filming Evans was dubbed “Biggles” for authorising F111 jet flights to observe construction activities on the Franklin River. The country was agog. But then, Tasmania had been in uproar for months over Premier Robin Gray’s determination to dam the Franklin River, one of the world’s last great wild rivers. Gray, nicknamed ‘the whispering bulldozer’ , had dismissed the Franklin as nothing but a “brown, leech-ridden ditch.” The ‘Biggles’ affair inflamed an already over-heated situation, but Evans was determined to reveal the

devastation still being caused along the Franklin despite a High Court injunction to stop Gray and his bulldozers. As a young TV producer, I was delighted to have found the Canberra bureaucrat who had recommended the F111 flyover to Evans, and equally delighted that when interviewed Evans claimed the ‘Streakers Defence’ - “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” Plans by the all powerful Hydro Electric Commission to dam the Franklin were fought early by the then Tasmanian Wilderness Society, and from November 1982 there had been a continuous presence of anti-dam activists from around Australia. As the federal election of March 1983 neared, hundreds of students, academics, average working men and women from all walks of life were living in appalling conditions on the beautifully stark Gordon and Franklin rivers to stop what they saw as devastation of pristine rain forest, as well as the destruction of some of the most rare Indigenous remains in the world. As Bob Brown says in his forword to the book, “All up, some 6000 people registered to help, nearly 1500 protectors of the wilderness were arrested and 600 went in paddy wagons across the island, overnight, to Risdon Prison.” For almost a year this non-violent blockade of the Franklin attracted attention from throughout the world, drawing internationally-famous scientists and celebrities to this harsh, but remarkably beautiful corner of the globe. The High Court’s decision to stop the Franklin River dam in July 1983 released enormous tensions in Tasmania, particularly in the south-west around Strahan. Local families had been split, many locals had feared for their jobs and blockaders were reviled in the streets. It is fortunate that a highly personalised and detailed account of that year has been recorded in a new book, UpRiver: Untold stories of the Franklin River activists, by Hinterland author and life-long activist, Alice Hungerford. This book has been a long time in the publishing but Alice has gathered together interviews, song and poetry extracts from more than 100 sources into a most comprehensive account. This is both a readable book

Above: Blockaders in action as the first dozer approaches on the Gordon River near Butler Island. PHOTO: JERRY DE GRYSE



but an important factual record of a major modern civil conflict. Despite horrific living conditions, poor communications, threats from HEC workers, indifference and obstruction from police, the Franklin blockaders stuck together, working hard at consensus and nonviolent protest activities. Alice has used direct interview transcripts to transmit the raw emotion and the drama of that intense period, and the text is well illustrated with photos taken in primitive locations and at times of conflict with police, locals and HEC workers. What shines through this epic tale is the camaraderie of its largely youthful bunch of Australians who never fail to marvel and be re-energised by the savage, ageless beauty of the Franklin. Alice Hungerford and her sister Nicky were part of the on-site protest from the beginning to the final vigil on the Franklin, when news of the High Court decision came through. “We all burst into tears, and stripped our clothes off, and jumped into the River – and jumped straight back out – because it was melted snow, and it was very cold, “ says Nicky Hungerford . “Then out came packets of Tim Tams, and champagne and other surprises – all the little treats that people had been stashing – and we had this big celebration!” UpRiver is an important reminder of peaceful people power, and is a book that documents the most successful, directaction protest by volunteers in Australian environmental history.

Alice Hungerford (pictured) will launch UpRiver and make a slide presentation at the Maleny Neighbourd Centre on Friday June 14 starting at 5.30pm. Upriver Untold stories of the Franklin River activists is on sale at all good bookshops including Rosettas in Maleny and the Maple Street Co-op. Also see: www.upriverfranklinblockade.

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HE SUNSHINE COAST REAL FOOD FESTIVAL is returning to the Hinterland on the weekend of September 7-8, and now is the time to show your interest in getting involved. With two previous festivals successfully delivered, the 2013 Real Food Festival is looking to consolidate while living up to the expectations of exhibitors, sponsors and visitors. Starting as a one-day event in September 2011, the Festival morphed into a two-day event in its second year. “It was a huge leap,” acknowledges Festival Director, Julie Shelton (pictured right). “But we had a good team and we knew that we’d struck a chord with visitors – we believed we needed to take the gamble and leap up to another level early on.” “I'm a food blogger and I attend a lot of food events and honestly I was expecting a good day but what I had was a brilliant two-day food experience. I will go again next year arrive Maureen Shaw earlier and leave later.” The 2012 Festival attracted more than 8,000 visitors over the two days, a 99% increase on the inaugural year, and stamped its mark on the annual event calendar. Moving to the two-day format also allowed the Festival to promote itself as a tourism event. “Thanks to our sponsors, in particular Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd and our major sponsor, IGA Sunshine Coast, we were able to spread the word so that people from throughout the Sunshine Coast, south-east Queensland and as far afield as New Zealand heard about the event,” says Julie. Feedback from the 2012 event provided further evidence that the formula was right: 96% of visitors said they would recommend the Real Food Festival to others. “The Real Food Festival was the highlight event of 2012 for us. It was a gloriously relaxing, delicious, illuminating and joyous day out with a wonderful community atmosphere.” Alison, QLD A few tweaks are still required to achieve the right balance between having enough interesting food on offer to the thousands of visitors each day and making sure exhibitors achieve good sales results. The Real Food Festival has strict criteria around participation: the mix of stalls is carefully considered to ensure visitors get to see a good representation of Sunshine Coast food and beverage without having too much emphasis on any particular sector.

Real Food Festival director, Julie Shelton with Maleny’s Supa IGA owner Rob Outridge. IGA Sunshine Coast are major supporters of the Real Food Festival

With around 70 exhibitors already booked in, the organisers are encouraging local enterprises to apply early. “I’d love to have signed up 120 stalls by the end of June,” says Danielle Eather, who is coordinating exhibitors this year. “To get the mix right, we need more primary producers and restaurants to book in.” With its popular multi-purpose product and enthusiasm to participate, Maleny Avocado Oil was the first to book an exhibitor stall at this year’s Real Food Festival. Founded in 2007 by proprietor, Bede Mackenzie, Maleny Avocado Oil produces oil from locally grown avocados. In its unrefined natural state, avocado oil is full of vitamins A, D and lots of E. Exhibiting at last year’s Real Food Festival was such a positive experience, Bede and his wife and co-owner, Marion, made sure they signed up quickly. “We had a fantastic Festival in 2012,” enthuses Bede. “I love chatting to eager, happy people who want to learn more about food, especially how we as farmers and producers go about delivering great food locally.” “Being a part of the Real Food Festival was a very valuable exercise for us. It was great to receive feedback on our products and get our brand recognised by more people. We will most definitely be back next year.” Marina Nicholl, Maleny Cuisine

“As the popularity of the Real Food Festival grows, I believe it will be important for all local food producers to showcase their food at this event.” Real Food story continued p 19



Paul the Fencer

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AUL RICHARDSON is a successful Hinterland fence and gate designer and builder by day and an equally impressive baritone singer by night. He also has a message for young blokes who have a talent but may be reticent in pursuing it. Paul Richardson has been in the building game for 20 years but this down-to-earth, 44-year-old baritone and singer/songwriter, has a message for young guys that he’s learnt first hand — don’t succumb to peer pressure, get out there and express who you really are. “Try things – you’ll be astounded at what you can do. Don’t narrow down your potential. You have a whole array of choices and options and the ones you make at a young age determine your path,â€? says Paul. Paul had great parents and great opportunities as a kid growing up in New Zealand, but he was rebellious and went down a tough road as an adolescent, only pulling himself together when he moved to Australia at the age of 20. “Singing gives me a sense of freedom I can’t explain, and you can’t learn and you can’t buyâ€?, says Paul. “That’s what classical music has given back to me. “You know what it’s like as a boy growing up,â€? Paul adds. “I was into musical theatre for a while but it just gets kicked out of you. So you move into other more socially acceptable styles of music, and I discovered rock.â€? Paul believes songwriting is a form of healing and an expression of the individual in its most primal form, but it can be any form of artistic expression. He wants young guys to know they can still be a strong male and do singing or follow other cultural pursuits. You don’t need to justify who you are—the strength comes from who you are on the inside. His 20-year drought with musical theatre broke here in Maleny in 2010 when, overnight, he found himself in a professional musical theatre role, standing on stage beside professional high calibre artists such as Jenny Keys, in ‘Up the Tiber’. “I’m just an average bloke and next minute I’m a principal in a big show, standing next to big names and being paid to do it.â€? Since then Paul has played the suave attachĂŠ to the embassy in Paris, Danilo in the Maleny Singers production of the Merry Widow in 2011, and is currently rehearsing his role as playboy Gabriel von Eisenstein opposite Jenny Keys in The Singers’ 10th Anniversary production of Die Fledermaus commencing 21 June at the Maleny Community Centre. As a kid in Christchurch, New Zealand, Paul’s love of music began with his parents and their eclectic tastes that included Mancini and


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Opposite top right: Paul Richardson as playboy husband Gabriel von Eisenstein and veteran performer of stage and television, Jenny Keys as Rosalinde in The Maleny Singers’ production Die Fledermaus.

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Real Food Festival

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Mantovani and crooners such as Andy Williams. He found his way into musical theatre as a chorister and was a star performer in school plays and played with the NZ Operatic Society. Later Paul threw himself into rock’n’roll, singing and writing through the 90s and fronting rock bands as lead singer in Brisbane and Tamworth. A resident of Maleny since 2007, he continues writing songs by night and building fences and gates by day. Paul’s leading lady in Die Fledermaus is Jenny Keys a star of Australian television and stage in the sixties and seventies. She made a more recent appearance at the international classical recital in India, as guest mezzo-soprano in Vivaldi’s Gloria, under the baton of Maestro Giuseppe Savazzi. Artistic director for The Maleny Singers, Margaret Taylor said, “Jenny’s an innate talent, virtuoso singer and theatrical performer and we are very lucky to have her. She really brings a special quality to our productions and is a delightful person to work with.” Die Fledermaus performances: 21 June, 6.30pm (Gala Night). Matinees will be held on 23 June - 2pm, 29 June 4pm, and 30 June – 2pm. A second evening performance will be held on 28 June - 6.30pm. Ticket prices are: Gala night only $33 | Adult - $27.50 | Concession - $22 and can be booked by phoning the Maleny Visitor Centre on 5499 9033 or 5494 2584 for Gala Night tickets.

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IN FACT, a survey of last year’s visitors conducted a month after the event revealed that 51% had sought out Sunshine Coast food or beverage products since seeing them at the festival. Apart from being involved as an exhibitor, there are other opportunities to work with the Real Food Festival as an advertiser or sponsor. For example, the Festival has a strong social media presence, which means that participating enterprises are already seeing value in crosspromoting, building shared audiences and participating in collaborative promotion activities. Service enterprises, accommodation providers and retailers in the Hinterland can add to Festival visitors’ experience by offering specials or package deals and thereby encouraging them to stay longer. Research shows that a large number of Festival visitors shopped in at least one of the Hinterland villages. Around 50% of Festival visitors from outside the Sunshine Coast region arrived on a day trip. Of those that stayed in the region, 62% stayed two or more nights. With a full program of cooking demonstrations in the Kunara Real Food Kitchen, informative talks in the Food for Thought venue and interactive workshops in the Jeffers Market Nourishing Ideas tent, there’s something for everyone this year. “We’re expecting 10,000 visitors through the gates in 2013,” forecasts Julie Shelton. “Last year 98% of our visitors from outside the region said they would visit the Sunshine Coast Hinterland again – that’s a lot of potential business!” “We look forward to working with local enterprises to make sure our visitors have a great experience and our region maximises this opportunity.” For more information on the Real Food Festival, or to register your interest, visit the website at To contact Maleny Avocado Oil email:

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HEESE is a product that takes time to reach its peak where the flavour, texture and condition (its appearance) come together to provide a pleasurable experience for the consumer. Different style cheeses mature at different rates and a “Best Before” date on your cheese label is a guide as to when the cheese will be at its peak. Very hard cheese such as Parmesan and Pecorino is matured for 2 to 4 years before being released for sale. These cheeses are low in moisture content so, if kept in the right conditions, will stay true to type and be able to be consumed for very long periods of time. Hard cheese (Cheddar and cheddar style) has a little more moisture in it so will mature in less time and as it matures the flavour develops. A well made cheddar cheese has a life of 4 to 5 years if stored correctly. Best before dates become more critical with white mould, soft blues and washed rind cheese. Sometimes the cheesemaker will misjudge the best before date so just use it as a guide and check the condition of the cheese. If your cheese is soft and has a creamy interior and is a week either side of the best before date it should be at its peak. Fettas and haloumis stored in brine have a very long life as long as they remain totally immersed in the brine. Mozzarella and bocconcini stored in filtered water will last to their use by date but this can be extended by replacing the filtered water daily. At Colin James we take particular care to store and handle our cheese at the correct conditions for each style of cheese.


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New Zealand The 23 Day Best of New Zealand by Cruise and Luxury Coach Tour

Maleny Cruise & Travel in partnership with Grand Pacific Tours are offering this unique combination of Cruising and Coach Touring for the first time - a complete New Zealand experience for our Maleny Travellers on selected dates for the 2013-2014 season. You begin with a relaxing cruise from Sydney, across the Tasman Sea to Auckland on-board one of the newest and most luxurious Celebrity Cruises superliners, the Celebrity Solstice. Then continue with an in depth coach tour with Grand Pacific Tours – New Zealand’s premier operator, visiting the key regions that can only be reached on board a luxury coach.

surrounded by the breathtaking alpine scenery. Your coach travels north to savour the sights and sounds of the beautiful wild West Coast. Your journey ends in Christchurch on board the famous Trans Alpine Rail.

From an upper deck of lush, natural grass to chic restaurants and lounges, the Celebrity Solstice offers you more than you ever imagined. This sophisticated cruise ship lets you do as much or as little as you choose while providing attentive service that is second to none. Sit back and relax in a Deluxe Balcony Cabin, your own personal escape at sea. Blurring the indoors with the outdoors. You cruise for 12 nights on board Celebrity Solstice stopping at various ports including Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington and Tauranga, completing your cruise in Auckland.

Our Five departures dates are: 04 NOV & 28 NOV 2013, 22 DEC 2013, 10 MAR 2014 & 12 MAR 2014* Commences New Zealand with Cruise back to Australia* Your Inclusive Tour Cost ex Brisbane $5999.00 + $50.00 pre-paid taxes.

To see the real New Zealand, your feet must touch the shore and there is no better way to see New Zealand’s iconic attractions and to enjoy the stunning scenery than with Grand Pacific on board their luxury coach. Traverse the roads on this 10 night journey, never worrying about taking a wrong turn. See all of the sights and hearing all of the stories only an experienced tour director can provide. New Zealand is truly a world in miniature with each locale having its own treasure trove of unique experiences. Travel north to see the magnificent Bay of Islands and be surrounded by warm waters and an abundance of marine life such as dolphins, whales, seals and penguins. Feel the traditional Maori spirit and experience the geothermic power of Rotorua. Then fly to the South Island and be swept away by the magnificent landscapes of the Southern Alps. Starting in in Queenstown, a destination on its own is nestled on the shore of Lake Wakatipu and

Includes: Your Tour Guide/ Internal flight from Auckland to Queenstown/ Return Flight to your home port /A range of pre paid attractions / to airport on Day 23/ Port charges and taxes/ Comprehensive Documentation pack * Note your itinerary may be subject to changes. OUR SPECIAL OFFER: Book by 30 June 2013 and receive up to USD100.00 on board dredit with Celebrity Solstice. Plus you will receive A$100.00 discount per person off the tour cost. Plus a 400 page NZ Eyewitness Travel Guide. Your journey to New Zealand is truly to a country like no other. For your 8 page brochure contact Gillian or Nicola at Maleny Cruise & Travel.

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Where to

Eat Montville Gourmet Pizza & Cafe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Edge Restaurant


The Long Apron’ Restaurant

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

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

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

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 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 traditionalroast. Bookings appreciated. 142 Main Street – 5478 5560

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Restaurants • Cafés • Take-aways mapleton 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

flaxton 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

Le Jardin Garden Centre & Cafe



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

palmwoods / eudlo Indian Palace 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

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



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

Cappriccio’s ... Italy in Maleny

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

Cappricio’s is a family-run restaurant that has been catering for Maleny locals and tourists for 17 years. Phil and Sonya’s extensive menu has 20 varieties of gourmet pizzas, a wide selection of pasta dishes, plus fish, chicken, steak and pork dishes. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. All pizza dough and sauces are freshly made on the premises. Come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the relaxed ambience and delicious Italian cuisine. There’s live entertainment every second Friday night, a wood fire in winter and air conditioning in summer. Dine outdoors, overlooking the Obi Obi River or by our indoor water setting. (Takeaway and home delivery is available.) Saturday & Sunday: Noon-10pm. Tuesday - Friday: 4pm-10pm

Shop 7 Riverside Centre, Maple Street, Maleny (opp. Post Office) Ph: 54999 444

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

Wine and cheese tastings Watch our cheese and yoghurt being made. Buy your supplies of cheese and yoghurt to take home.

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Party Donations... an unedifying episode all round “ ... in the current climate, money can’t buy Labor love. And nor can anything else.” HERE IS NEVER a good time for politicians to award themselves more money. But some times are less bad than others. Probably the least bad time is shortly after an election, when the economy is going reasonably well and the voters are a touch cathartic at having got that process out of the way for another three years. Then, providing the process by which the benefit is calculated is reasonably transparent and the authority which grants it is at least quasiindependent, it will be accepted with a minimum of grumbling. And unquestionably the worst time is shortly before an election, just after a budget in which both sides have preached the need for discipline and restraint. And this applies in spades if the dash for cash involves secret meetings between the party leaders and faceless apparatchiks, who, with no warning and no justification, spring the news on their colleagues and the public as a fait accompli. What can they have been smoking? Unsurprisingly the sky fell in. On the Labor side one of the few men of respect still standing, John Faulkner, pronounced himself past being angry and disappointed – he was now just ashamed. Faulkner has spent much of his political career campaigning for electoral funding reform and was taken seriously by a shell-shocked caucus, but his remarks were not enough to trigger open revolt.


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$1000 to $50. And it would have ended the practice of donation splitting – the process by which donors can avoid disclosing large amounts by dividing them between different state branches. These were sensible moves towards greater transparency and accountability, and so were opposed in toto by the coalition. However, with the help of the Greens and Independents they passed the House of Reps. But in the senate the Greens wanted to insert complex provisions aimed at guaranteeing truth in electoral advertising. The government was advised that these would be very difficult to administer and for practical purposes unenforceable, and so dumped the bill. And it was soon after that that Gary Gray, then Special Minister of State, reopened negotiations with the Libs. The trouble was that as time went on, Labor’s financial position became more and more dire; donor contributions, even from the unions, were dwindling, and by the beginning of this year it was clear that the party was effectively skint. If the party was to mount any kind of election campaign an injection of public funds was the only way out, so agreement was reached for an “administrative fee” of one dollar a vote – a forty percent rise on the $2.50 per vote already payable. And to get it to the parties in time for the next poll, the new money was to be paid quarterly – no need to wait to count the votes after every election. The only concession the Libs were prepared to make towards the cause of reform was to reduce the $12,500 disclosure level not to $1000 but to $5000. Anonymous donations and donation splitting were to remain untouched. The Labor negotiators felt they had no option and capitulated. It was hardly surprising that Abbott signed off on it with speed and enthusiasm. But both sides had hopelessly underestimated the reaction, not only from the long-suffering public but from their own followers. The Libs, who don’t really need the money right now – corporate donations are flowing very nicely thank you – were quickest to grab the high ground, but it is fair to say that Gillard’s troops were pretty horrified too; as if holding their seats was not going to be hard enough already, here was their leader offering them yet another shit sandwich to sell to the voters. And to put still more egg on Gillard’s face, the Greens smugly offered to pass Labor’s original reform bill if it could be revived in time to go back to the senate before parliament rises. The question for Labor was whether that would salvage any kudos from the wreckage or whether it would just look like yet another flip flop. One thing was certain: it would not provide the quick bucks which were the reason for the whole squalid exercise. But in any case, it would appear that in the current climate, money can’t buy Labor love. And nor can anything else.

“...both sides had hopelessly underestimated the reaction, not only from the longsuffering public but from their own followers .” On the Liberal side the outrage was more widespread: not only the party room but all the state organisations denounced the deal as unsupportable. Even Tony Abbott’s own front bench turned against him. So he cut his losses, first deferring and then killing off any idea of bipartisan support. He said that he had heard the voice of the people – democracy in action. Actually he had heard the voice of the party heavies telling him to back off or else. He justified the flip by claiming not to have seen the actual bill Labor was planning. Mark Dreyfus, one of the Labor negotiators, furious at what he saw as treachery, released a letter Abbott had written days earlier admitting he had not only seen the bill but approved it. Julia Gillard said that this showed Abbott could not be trusted to keep his promises, even those that he had made in writing. The Liberals snapped back that this was a bit rich coming from Julia There-will-never-be-a-carbon-taxunder-the-government-I-lead Gillard and the Greens and Independents pointed out that Gillard had herself signed an agreement with them guaranteeing real electoral reform and look what had happened to that. The air around Canberra reverberated to the sound of glass houses smashing under a barrage of rocks thrown from both inside and out and the clanging of pots and kettles mercilessly berating each other. It was an unedifying episode all round, but inevitably the government ended up carrying most of the blame. And for once this partial judgement by the media was justified. Neither side could lay claim to principled behaviour, but, when it came to electoral funding and disclosure, the coalition had never pretended to have any on the first place. It was Labor which abandoned its own previous standards in a desperate last minute bid to replenish its dwindling coffers. Back in 2010 Faulkner and others had prepared a bill which offered genuine electoral reform along the lines agreed to by the Greens and Independents. The level for disclosure of donations was to be lowered from $12,500 to $1000 and for anonymous donations from

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Community News Community News Community News Buy Colin’s old boots...!

Snap up a pair of Colin Campbell’s old gardening ‘wellies’ as the contents of his garden shed go to auction on Saturday July 6 at the Queensland Garden Expo. The proceeds of the auction will be used to further Colin’s great contribution to the hobby of gardening. Funds raised will go towards garden projects - up to $3000 for community gardens, books, tools, website creation. You can put in an expression of interest up to June 30. Fill in the form at and return to or post to Queensland Garden Expo, PO Box 239, Nambour, Qld, 4560. Colin Campbell was an integral part of the Expo and his posthumous contribution should attract thousands of friends and fans to the event which will take place between 5-7 July. Colin had a home in Maleny.

Nat’s drumming workshops Sunshine Coast resident Nathaniel Combs recently returned from Bamako, West Africa following intensive study and training in West African music with world class musician of Group Bwazan, Bassidi Kone. Nathaniel has returned equipped with a whole new repertoire of rhythms, beautiful African instruments and traditional costumes. On June 8, Nathaniel will team up with Yenenesh Nigusse to offer a West African Drum and Dance intensive. This intensive is designed to deepen your knowledge of West African music. West African Drumming Groups will be facilitated so that everyone can engage in the ensemble at their individual level. Nathaniel will run a workshop for kids on July 27 using the djembe. Palmwoods Memorial Hall - $10 a child. Bookings phone: 0434 585 992. E:

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Matt Golinski in Mary Valley Highly acclaimed chef, Matt Golinski, will use the flavours of local Mary Valley produce to create seasonal delights in the Centre Park in Imbil on Sunday June 9. Project Coordinator Lesa Bell (seen below with Matt right and Francoise Pernoud of Slow Food Noosa), said Matt’s passion for using local food would inspire others to do the same and prompt them to think about the importance of using food in season. Matt’s resume includes roles as executive chef at Ricky Ricardos at Noosa, founding partner in his highly successful Rolling Dolmade catering company and one of the favourite chefs on Channel 10 network’s Ready Steady Cook TV series. Matt will create his own dishes using local produce to highlight what is readily available from Valley growers at the event. Everyone is invited to meet Matt and sample great food at the Imbil Centre Park on Sunday June 9. Inquiries to Lesa Bell on 0428 193 156 or email

Winner of the 2013 Face Painting Award in the Australian Body Art Carnivale at Eumundi recently was Lauren Edmonds who depicted 'The Thriving Forest' - the flora and fauna of the Australian rainforest. 20 year-old Flaxton resident, Lauren regularly showcases her body art at the Carnivale which attracts thousands of spectators to watch some of the nation’s best body artists, face painters, vehicle artists and wearable art designers do battle. The theme saw 100 artists come together to create and then parade their work - showcasing everything from Australian mammals, reptiles and birdlife to delicate wildflowers and dramatic landscapes. Lauren, is also a conventional artist as well as completing a fine arts degree at Griffith University. Last year she had a successful exhibition at the TreeFrog Gallery.


• Stylishly renovated home located in leafy Flaxton area • New bathroom & carpets + refreshed painting inside house • Suit dual occupancy with sep semi-self contained 1br flat • Large rumpus could be used for home based business • Kitchen is original but has new stove & is still in good order • Plenty of paved & concrete outdoor areas for entertaining • Backs onto acreage with grazing cattle as your neighbours • A short stroll to award winning Hinterland restaurant • Easy commute to Nambour’s facilities & 30 mins to coast • Be surprised at what this Flaxton package has to offer



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• Located in a quaint & quiet no through lane in Montville • Contemporary home designed for a hinterland lifestyle • Large roof opening entertaining area just off the living area • Features large living area, formal lounge & ensuite with spa • Air conditioned rumpus room also suitable for art studio • Stylish kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher & walk-in pantry • 45,000 litre rain water tank plus pump from spring fed dam • 2.5 KVA solar power system to keep the power bills down • Double garage + high roof 2 car carport & workshop/studio • Gently north-east sloping parklike grounds & gardens



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What is probate? Being appointed as Executor of someone’s Will means that you are the person with the primary legal responsibility for the carrying out of the deceased’s wishes as noted in that person’s Will. This ‘administration’ of the deceased’s estate involves winding up the deceased’s affairs and distributing the assets to the entitled beneficiaries. A source of great confusion to a lot of executors is the topic of Probate, what it means and when and why it is needed. Probate means that the authenticity of the deceased person's Will has been proven and confirms the Executor’s authority to administer the estate in accordance with the provisions of the Will. The process of obtaining Probate allows others to object to the Will, and if there are any objections, to determine if the Will is valid, because it is always possible that

Hinterland artists are finalists in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize UT OF THE 15 artists from the Sunshine Coast named as finalists in this year’s national Sunshine Coast Art Prize, nine are from the Hinterland. The winner of the 2D and 3D categories receives a $15,000 cash prize, and the winning artwork from the 2D category is added to council’s corporate art collection. In addition to the top awards, other prizes include: l Two non-acquisitive ‘Highly Commended’ prizes in the 2D and 3D categories, each to the value of $2,500, will be announced at the official exhibition launches l A non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize in each of the 2D and 3D categories, to the value of $2,500, to be awarded to the artists who receive the most votes from visitors to the SCAP 2D and 3D exhibitions. l Sunshine Coast’s emerging tertiary students will be showcased through SCAP T3, a nonacquisitive art prize that includes $3,000 for a 2D category and $3,000 for a 3D category. l A non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize in SCAP T3, to the value of $500, to be awarded to the


artist who receives the most votes from visitors to the T3 exhibition. The SCAP 3D category winner will be announced at a gala opening event on Saturday 7 September from 1pm to 4pm. SCAP finalist entries will be on display at the Noosa Regional Gallery from August 29-October 20. Hinterland finalists in the 2D category are Noela Mills from Maleny, L.M. Noonan from Peachester. Noela Mills Hinterland finalists in the 3D category are Johanna DeMaine from Landsborough, Rowley Drysdale from Cooroy, Hew Chee Fong from Peachester, Nicole Hoschke from Mapleton, Marc Kalifa from Maleny, Wayne Markwort from Witta and Vit Martinek from Brooloo. Marc Kalifa

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(1) there was a later Will (which, if valid, would replace the older Will), or (2) the Will was made at a time the deceased was not mentally competent to make a Will, or (3) the Will was the result of fraud, mistake or "undue influence" or (4) the Will was not properly "executed", or

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(5) the so-called Will is actually a forgery, or (6) for some other reason the Will is not fully valid. Obtaining a Grant of Probate means that the court has recognised that the Executor has the right to administer the deceased’s estate and also that the Executor has title to the assets of the deceased in his or her capacity as the legal representative of the estate. Probate is obtained by supplying certain affidavit material and an application to the Supreme Court of Queensland and by providing the original Will and Death Certificate as evidence in support of that application. This is something that you can ask your solicitor to assist you with.

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HEN YOU WANT to get pissed during the day in the city, you have a business meeting. When you want to get pissed during the day in the hinterland, you have a clothes swap. Clothes swaps are a bit like a big city business meeting, only with fewer wankers. The currency in question at a clothes swap is, of course, clothing. Pre-loved, used, recycled, upcycled, second-hand — we have so many words for 'old stuff' now, don't we? If you think business people can be ruthless in their quest to obtain the object of their desire, check out the action at a local clothes swap. When there's an item of attire we have set our sights on, look out. I have a few friends who organise these highpowered events in their homes on a regular basis. It works like this: we all turn up with garbage bags full of clothes we no longer wear, and dump them in a massive pile, which usually smells of various essential oils. Then, we wander off to the kitchen to open the champers. We chat up a storm. Pour another drink. Then — and I think this happens psychically — one person sneaks off to start quietly sorting through the clothes, and then BAM! we all dive in and it's on for young and old. We toss clothes in the air with the steely determination of a business exec about to close a deal, then swoop in on certain fabrics that catch our eye. Going for the fabric is the only way you can identify something you might want to wear when it's crumpled in a big pile, rather than hanging neatly on a rack in a store. You can't see the cut of the garment, the brand or whether it's a top, pants, a dress or a pair of undies until you fish it out.

Clothes swaps...a great excuse to get pissed during the day Since the menfolk usually avoid these gatherings at any cost, the women just strip off in front of each other and try clothes on in a mad rush not to miss out on anything. The more Zen amongst us do this calmly, knowing that if we miss out on something, then the universe will provide another, more perfect item.

I'm not one of those calm, trusting ones. I either go like a bat out of hell, or I give up and go and drink the champers. At some point, a natural break occurs when the smokers duck outside for a ciggie and those of us in the kitchen hoe into the rice crackers and dip. Then the psychic memo gets passed around and we all dive on the pile again, rifling through the clothes and imagining tops and skirts and dresses on ourselves

that we would never normally consider buying in a store. We become more adventurous with our clothing choices, because hey: the clothes are free — what have we got to lose? And if it looked good on someone else once, may as well give it a burl. At my last clothes swap, one of the women was checking out a new dress she'd just tried on, cocking her head from side to side with a tentative look on her face. Then something dawned on her: "Hey! Is this a skinny mirror?" "Yeah, I love that mirror," my friend called out from the verandah, without missing a beat. And really, who doesn't love a skinny mirror? There should be more of them. The whole world should be a skinny mirror. I've left clothes swaps with absolutely nothing but a headache from too much champers. And I've left with stacks of clothes, and a headache from too much champers. Some of those clothes have become firm favourites; others have gone back into my 'next clothes swap' bag. (They happen cyclically, like the seasons). I hate shopping in most clothes stores, especially the ones with fluoro lights blazing and bad music pumping. And annoying salespeople asking me how my day's been, or if I’m after something in particular, or if I need help with sizes (no, I have eyes, thank you). So I tend to buy my clothes online, or I hang out till the next clothes swap. It's such a cool way to catch up with friends, clear the dead wood from your wardrobe and take home some fun new clothes without spending a cent. Even if they do smell like sandalwood and patchouli. Leigh’s Blog:



Tools for roving restorers... What's in the Spotlight Celebrate Green June The Green June calendar is full of eco-entertainment. Check out the latest green technologies, enjoy ‘green art’ displays and find out what other people are doing to live more sustainably at more than 20 events and activities across the Coast. Visit the Green June page on council’s website to find out more.

Recycle your e-waste for free Recycle your unwanted TVs and computers for free at the Beerwah Resource Recovery Centre 8-9 June, Witta Resource Recovery Centre 15-16 June and Mapleton Transfer Station from 22-23 June. Council and Drop Zone are offering free e-waste recycling for residents and small business to help you dispose of electronic waste including outdated analogue TVs. Visit council’s website for details, dates and locations.

INTERLAND BUSH LINKS is the lucky recipient of Sunshine Coast Council funding to purchase tools for bush restoration. The group runs Roving Restorers, a voluntary project to involve community in tree planting and environmental weed control on private property. Landholders benefit from the assistance and the restoration events are a great opportunity to learn how to recognise our native plants and deal with weeds. The new tools will be put to good use to restore habitat and create wildlife corridors across the Hinterland. Anyone interested in getting involved can see upcoming events and contacts on the Barung Landcare website Hinterland Bush Links was established in November 2011 to protect healthy bush long-term, restore areas that have been degraded by weeds and other impacts, and connect habitat with flora and fauna corridors. Since 2011 Hinterland Bush Links has been providing a strategic framework for long-term conservation action across the broad Hinterland landscape.


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The draft Econonic Development Strategy The Sunshine Coast boasts an economy worth more than $13 billion. If you’re interested in where the region’s economy should be heading over the next 20 years, then review the draft Sunshine Coast Economic Development Strategy online at council’s website before 19 June.

School holiday fun for the family Entertain the kids these holidays with council’s Coastwide, fun-filled school holiday programs. There are discos, puppetry, musicals, 'ArtScool', craft, games, movies and more catering for tots, teens and inbetweens. Many programs are popular and booking is a must. Visit council’s website for details and to book.

Last days of the Floating Land Festival Join artists from across the globe at the 2013 Floating Land Festival at Boreen Point until Sunday 9 June. The award winning festival is one of Australia’s premier green art events. Visit for more information.

Attract more wildlife to your backyard Want to attract more wildlife to your backyard? Book now for a full or half day Living Smart workshop during Green June to help you create your own urban jungle. Native gardens attract more birds and animals and can be great fun for the kids. Visit the Green June page on council’s website for details and to book.

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Grab a green bin and save For a convenient, cost-effective way to recycle green waste grab a green waste bin for $75 per year and help keep the local environment clean and green. Council’s fortnightly green waste bin service is available to all local residences and is for grass cuttings, leaves, small branches, weeds and cut up palm fronds. Order your green waste bin by contacting council on 5475 7272 or visit council’s website.

Guarding the future forests OU MAY HAVE noticed Pink Coreflute Guards on revegetation projects around the Range such as the Maleny Community Precinct plantings, at Mary Cairncross and many, more revegetation sites. These tree guards are simply the best when it comes to protecting your revegetation stock from weather extremes; nibbling fauna and accidental damage when controlling weeds (spraying and slashing). The high quality coreflute material is manufactured in Melbourne and the seasoned hardwood stakes are supplied by an SE QLD timber mill all sturdy Australian made products. Revegetation is an investment that we often under value, but we are investing our time, investing in the future, and we are often investing in plants that are sometimes rare and hard to get hold of, so it really is worth investing in tree guards to make sure all plants are protected to ensure we reap the benefits of our revegetation projects! Brush Turkey Enterprises have now launched our own branded Pink Coreflute Guard packages for landholders that include guards, stakes and mulch mats - all available through our Wholesale Tubestock Nursery. For more info. see our website: or call me on 0428 130 769. Enough of the sales pitch (for now...), I’m excited at the


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Register for 'Kids in Action' by 21 June Has your school registered for ‘Kids in Action’ yet? This two day conference on 4-5 September is for kids in grades 5-9 and will be packed full of engaging, hands-on activities for students to learn about our environment. Visit council's website for details and register by 21 June.

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moment to be preparing another acre of our block for revegetation at the head of our main gully that feeds into Elaman Creek. One of the interesting things about our block is that over the last 6 years we have converted over 8 acres of paddock into forest, orchard, vegies gardens and timber lot, yet we still have the same amount of cattle as always in the remaining 5 acres because that’s where the grass actually grows well. Which just goes to show you can have your revegetation and eat too! In the long term we are even increasing productivity in our small paddocks with shelter belt plantings that we can lop for fodder for the stock, and that also improves soil structure and nutrient availability through their leaf fall. Converting marginal agricultural land back to forest cover has many benefits for you and the environment, but remember if the land you’re planning to revegetate is marginal agricultural land then it is telling you there are problems with soil structure; low or unavailable nutrient and soil moisture issues (too wet or too dry). Revegetation can solve all these problems in the long term, but will need some extra inputs such as soil aeration, plenty of mulch and good organic fertiliser supplements to kick start hungry soils. Although a bit of hard work is involved, our investment in nature will pay us back many times over.

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Maleny Film Society June 2013 screenings

Anna Karenina The latest screen incarnation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a sumptuous and original portrayal of one of literature’s most tragic love stories. Determined to avoid a conventional costume drama, director Joe Wright has set most of it inside a theatre – a fitting backdrop for Tom Stoppard’s rich script. The symbolic theatre, which merges reality and fantasy, becomes a panorama of the lives of the upper-class tsarist society, against which the tragedy plays out. Anna (Keira Knightley), the wife of a government minister, travels from St Petersburg to visit her brother in Moscow. Here begins the ill-fated affair with Count Vronsky begins.

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Hyde Park on Hudson President FDR (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America in a sort of sequel to the King’s Speech. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. The complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable and often humorous one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (based on letters found under her mattress) FDR’s neighbour and intimate (Laura Linney), the weekend produces not only a special relationship between two great nations, but also a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.


ATERINA COSGROVE’S long-awaited second novel, Bone, Ash Sky is beautifully crafted but it’s a harrowing read. Cosgrove shapes her story around the Pakradounian family at first living in an idyllic Armenian setting. The story spans 80 years and it is driven by Anoush Pakradounian who has come to Beirut in the early 90s to discover her father’s gruesome story - a Christian Philangist killer in the 80s who was himself tortured and murdered by his Muslim enemies. Anoush is assailed by the enormous waves of often brutal history that led to Armenian genocide by the Turks after World War 1. She has been brought up with fragments of stories - her grandmother was the slave of a Turk. Her grandfather was incarcerated in a death camp. Her great-grandparents were slaughtered by the Turks. What is she to make of her origins? “Where is Armenia,” Anoush asks her grandmother. Lilit took time over her answer. “Armenia doesn’t exist anymore.... Your grandfather was Turkish but never mind, you’re really Armenian.” And she smiled, not quite sure of it herself. As the story weaves between 1915, the Lebanese wars of 1983 and 1993, both Anoush and the reader become overwhelmed by the passionate warfare between the religious sects where there appears no right or wrong. Anoush says at one stage to Chaim, her Jewish lover, “And you and I both know there are no sides. We’re all persecuted. All victims, all the time. And sometimes perpetrators too.” Anoush struggles to discover the truth about her father’s culpability as a Lebanese terrorist. This was a man who believed killing Muslims was justifiable because he was the son of a genocide survivor. Cosgrove strikes an uplifting note by having Anoush take custody of the daughter of the jihadist bomber who had ordered her father's death. This is a most intriguing

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Book Bites


A Palestinian woman displays Phalangist helmets after the 1982 Sabra massacre. Source: AP

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Agnes Magnusdottir is convicted of playing a part in the brutal death of two men in Northern Iceland in 1829. The last few months of her conviction are spent on the farm which was ironically, her childhood home. This debut novel by Australian author Hannah Kent, is based on a true story and displays all the qualities of a thoroughly researched piece of work, including notes on Icelandic names and pronunciations. With beautiful prose it would be difficult to remain unmoved by Agnes’s story as it builds towards an emotional but very satisfying ending.

and positive way forward in a book that is so full of despair. Cosgrove has produced a most ambitious epic tale with credible characters who shine across the decades of a disrupted Middle East. This is an outstanding novel. Michael Berry Books on this page available at Rosetta Books. Em:

Bill Gammage talks about The Biggest Estate on Earth


UTSPOKEN returns for its 2013 season with a outstanding series of conversations with noted Australian and international authors. On July 3 Steven Lang engages with Bill Gammage, the author of the non-fiction book which won almost every major award last year, including the Prime Minister’s Prize, the Victorian Prize for Literature and the ACT Book of the Year Award. The Biggest Estate on Earth has been described as possibly the most important and influential Australian book of the 21st Century – a brave claim considering we are only thirteen years in! The book, Mr Gammage writes, ‘describes how the people of Australia managed their land in 1788. It tells how this was possible, what they did, and why. It argues that collectively they managed an Australian estate they thought of as single and universal.’ It takes as its central thesis the assumption that every millimetre of this continent was maintained under a highly sophisticated and complex management regime for countless generations. Maleny Community Centre, Wednesday July 3. 6pm for 6.30pm.Tickets: $15/$10 students, available from Maleny Bookstore. 5494 3666. Bookings essential. Outspoken is proudly supported by the Maleny Community Centre Inc. and the Hinterland Times. Claire Booth, organiser of the Queensland Literary Awards, has kindly donated a signed hardback copy of The Biggest Estate on Earth to one ticket holder on the night.

The High Street & Alice’s Emporium


by Alice Melvin Join Sally on her journey along The High Street and help her find everything on her list. Open the flaps to look inside each of the shops. This charming picture book by highly acclaimed UK artist Alice Melvin is accompanied by Alice’s Emporium, a delightful pre-cut shop to assemble, complete with furniture, stock and quirky characters. Both published by the Tate Gallery and brought to life by Melvin’s unique style, they are a beautiful gift for young and old.

'In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo'. Set in a bleak future, Wool possesses a plot that keeps you desperately tied to the fate of the silo. With a cast of well-developed and complex characters Hugh Howey immerses the reader into this landscape and introduces Jules, a strong and refreshing protagonist. Fans of dystopian sci-fi adventure will not be disappointed. Wool is the best thing since The Hunger Games and will not disappoint young or old. A page turner that leaves you knowing exactly why Wool is being called the viral sci-fi hit of the decade.

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Tree Changers...

... about people who change their lives to settle on the Range and why they choose to stay. This month ...

Fran and David Schwenke Fran and David Schwenke moved to the Hinterland a year ago after living and working for many years in Central Queensland. They have moved out of full time work in banking, and into semi-retirement, and from one place where rain is scarce to the lush, green, and rainy Montville area. The Schwenkes spoke to Natalie Brown about their treechange. you have to do in relation to no rain, compared to a lot of rain (laughs) ... that’s definitely made some changes. But probably the biggest change is to relax a lot more; not answer the phone a hundred times a day.

Why did you come here? David: Well, a big part of it was for our parents, mine live on the border and Fran’s live in Brisbane. Our kids are sort of scattered but we wanted to get closer and probably make a change from Central Queensland where we don’t see rain, or at least not too much of it. We’d lived in Brisbane previously. Brisbane’s fine but we didn’t really want to live there.

Fran: Stress free. David: We changed all of those stress levels, work hours and all of that, from up there down to here. I’d be driving for 6-8 hours a day sometimes for work up there. There have been massive changes for what we consider to be for the better. We loved what we were doing up there, and travelling was lovely, but at the end of the day if you don’t have to do it… And yeah, withdrawal symptoms. My phone was ringing a hundred times a day to zero now, and you’re looking at it hoping someone might call.

Fran: And we didn’t really want to live on the coast either. David: Yeah, we didn’t want to be right on the coast. We have racehorses and we wanted somewhere we could bring them to live when they get older. First we looked for a horsey type property but we didn’t see anything that we really loved. Fran: But we just loved the Sunshine Coast Hinterland!

What would keep you here?

David: It’s magnificent. They say its God’s country, and you think well ‘I’ve been to a lot of places that you could say that, but you know it probably is. We just fell in love with it as soon as we found it! So yeah, we wanted to live not necessarily on the coast, not in Brisbane, and the Hinterland by all reports appealed, and when we got here it was so much better than people tell you. We looked at a lot of houses and this one we just absolutely loved. We haven’t regretted the move one single minute!

David: It would be easier to ask what would take us away…Well we’re 25 minutes from the salt water and some of the best beaches in the world. We have access to shopping centres that are as good as anywhere, and that’s if we want to get off the mountain. Fran: What would keep us here? The peacefulness of the place. David: The weather. We just love it.

Fran: We’ve been renting for ten years because we’ve been in bank supplied houses, so to own your own house is nice, after ten years. Now the kids have got somewhere to call home, even though they are adults. So they know this is home, somewhere they can come back to… to claim their inheritance (laughs).

Fran: We’re close enough to Brisbane if we want to go, and close enough to the coast if we want to go, but we’re here and it’s beautiful. Heaven on earth. David: Probably one of the nicest restaurants/boutique wineries in south east Queensland is in our street! Those type of things keep you there. Looking out and seeing the view of the pine trees in our yard every day, the people that are here, the town itself, the tourists. A lot of places don’t like tourists per se but to drive up the main street of Montville and watch the tourists enjoying themselves and having a good time. As Fran said, we’re close enough to Brisbane when we want to be there, and far enough away when we don’t want to be there. Yes and clouds coming through our backyard (he says with a laugh as the rain starts to pour outside). It would be easier to ask the question what would chase us away… and at this stage nothing…

What did you have to change in coming here? Fran: Nothing really. David: We changed nothing, but changed a lot of things. I was still with the bank but we owned a business in the industry up there in Central Queensland. So we sold it and were looking for quasi or semi-retirement. There’ve been some changes in that I don’t really have to travel to work at all. Then whatever

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Art Gallery Trail - Sunshine Coast Hinterland

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


Lasting Impressions Gallery 6 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth Ph: 5446 0422

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Artist: Brent Harvey “Adjourned” (acrylic on paper)

10 6 Secrets on the Lake Art Gallery

Obi Valley Woodworks

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

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

Artist: Cathy Lawley



Illume Creations


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


“Ruby Rose Cloud 9” Artist - Tina Cooper


13 Rosebed St Gallery & Studio



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


12 Manfred’s Wood & Antique Shop

Artist: Christine Maudy Title: “Free Spirit” (mixed media on canvas)


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



Rocking chair & old-fashioned doll

Montville Art Gallery


138 Main St, Montville Ph: 5442 9211 Artist: Richard Bogusz

Tree Frog Gallery

Maleny Showcase Jewellers

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

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


4 Main Street Gallery


167 Main Street (below Poets Cafe) Montville Ph: 5478 5050 Artist: Linda Lorywood “Bliss” ( original oil on canvas)



Art On Cairncross Cairncross Corner, Maleny Ph: 5429 6404 Artist: Chris Gavins “Cockatoo” (bronze)



Holden’s Gallery 38b Coral St, Maleny (cnr. Coral & Myrtle Sts) Gallery & Picture Framing Ph: 5494 2100 Artist: Gary Myers “Hinterland Views”






NE OF THE SURPRISING facts about many artists is that they want to share their visions, but tend to work in isolation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Individual Pursuitsâ&#x20AC;? showcases the work of two artists who are at their happiest travelling solo in the bush gaining inspiration for their artworks. Tom McAulay has been a professional artist his entire adult life and although his subjects cover a broad range, he is best known for his renditions of outback Queensland. Be it stockmen in the saddle thundering after a stray beast or at the end of a taxing day putting away their tack, he captures the essence of working life on a property. But he is equally as adept at portraying the vastness of the landscape and the shimmer of the heat haze. He has always headed off into the bush, happy in his own company to survey the land and then to meet people at a station and study them in their everyday work. The resulting oil paintings and charcoal studies are testament to his understanding of his subjects. Observing outback Queensland from a different perspective is Chris Gavins, who has a passion for birdwatching â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one might actually call it an obsession. He likes nothing better than driving out West and sitting quietly for hours watching all manner of native birds. Not surprisingly, native birds are his favourite creatures for the beautifully crafted bronze sculptures that emerge from his furnace. From small scale kookaburras to life-size rainbow bee-eaters, all his works are finely and accurately detailed, but not overworked. Despite the weight of bronze, they convey the lightness of flight or the delicacy of a tiny wrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leg just perfectly. In this way Chris is sharing his in-depth knowledge about birdlife and an added bonus from these trips has been observing lizards, which also feature strongly in his work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Individual Pursuitsâ&#x20AC;? is on display throughout June at Art on Cairncross near Maleny. For more images or details see

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Feature Artist

Montville Art Gallery

Top right: Pebble Mound Mouse (bronze) Chris Gavins

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Above: Take off (bronze) Chris Gavins

Born to Paint

Left: The Runaway Heifer, (oil on board) Tom McAulay Below: Spectator, Katherine Rodeo (pen & wash) Tom McAulay

Judith Da Lozzo ORN IN ADELAIDE in 1971, Judyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents are gifted artists Lucette and Louis Da Lozzo. During her childhood she enjoyed accompanying her parents on many bohemian treks around Australia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was these excursions that convinced me that I was born to paint. The stark light and vivid colours so bountiful in nature were my early inspirations,â&#x20AC;? Judy told us. Before even finishing high school, Judy was offered three major art scholarships, an enormous privilege for an Australian art student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I chose to study at Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Mons, Belgium as the scholarship came with a five year living grant. Also, it is where my mother studied.â&#x20AC;? On completion of her studies, Judy returned to Australia and settled in Queensland where she lives with her husband and two small children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Judy has an exceptional talent for the ingenious use of subject matter, composition and colour merging,â&#x20AC;? gallery owner, Joan Page informed us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her exquisite paintings exude a quality of freshness, youth and vitality. She has an innate talent for harmonizing the traditional and the modern.â&#x20AC;? Still Life paintings in oil on canvas and nude drawings in ink are Judyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite subjects. Her talents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t restricted to paintings. She excels also in ceramics and sculpture.â&#x20AC;? We are thrilled to have Judy as our feature artist for June,â&#x20AC;? said gallery manager, Lisa Powell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been exhibiting her paintings since she was a teenager and she is a firm favourite with us and our clients.â&#x20AC;?


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Open daily from 10am to 5pm, Montville Art Gallery is located at 138 Main Street, Montville, opposite the Village Green. From June 1, Judyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings will be featured under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exhibitionsâ&#x20AC;? on the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website:


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


C R E AT I V E C U T S Mason Rack back at Beerwah

Originating from the Gold Coast, the Mason Rack Band is not afraid to break all the musical genre rules. The band’s new album Limits of Grip does just that, flaunting expectation by combining a classic mix of heavy rock, blues, jazz and roots . Known for a swampy blues / rock sound the band influences include flashes of Tom Waits, and Muddy Waters with roots extending to Ben Harper. Throw in a slide guitar, raspy vocals, a rocking bluesy bass, massive drum percussion and the result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of musical genres. The popular three piece is renowned for their amazing live stage performances. The band has played alongside artists including Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, Buddy Guy and Keith Urban to name a few. The Mason Rack Band is at the Beerwah Hotel on Sunday June 16 from 2pm. Free entry. Also at the Beerwah Hotel ... winemaker Mark Davidson is offering to take you on a tour of his prizewinning organic Tamerlaine wines from the Hunter Valley and Orange. On Tuesday June 11 at 6.30pm for just $65 you get a three course gastronomic feast including Coffin Bay oysters, eye fillet and Belgian chocolate pudding. Bookings essential. Ph: 5494 0555. Courtesy bus available. If you miss out on this dinner, then it is on the following night at the Palmwoods Hotel.

Special World of Twins A World of Twins Volume 2 is the second book by Sunshine Coast photographer, Helga Dalla exploring the special world of ‘Twins.’ It is a book of beautiful black and white photographs of twins from around Australia. Through her camera, Helga has revealed A World of Twins rarely, if ever seen – their unique relationships, their sympathetic likenesses and the common experiences of both fraternal and identical twins. The photographs are accompanied by personal interviews with the parents of the 34 sets of twins. (Pictured are Mackenzie and Miller). Distribution through Helga Dalla, the book retails for $85. Purchase online at: 32


Barry’s Pods in National Gallery

Maleny Celtic Winter School

Maleny’s Barry Smith has had his hand-beaten metal pods stocked in the National Gallery shop in Canberra. Barry has taught himself the difficult technique of ‘raising bowls’ which sees him take flat sheets of recycled metal, and heat them and beat them until they form a bowl, then a pod form. The technique involves multiple annealings (heating of the metal by direct flame), interspersed with extensive sessions of hammering. The pods usually start their life as discarded or gifted EPNS (electro-plated nickel silver) trays or bowls, and sometimes as discarded copper sheets or trays.

For its fifth year the Maleny Celtic Winter School will feature classes in harp, fiddle, flute, banjo, guitar, singing, bodhran, whistle and button accordian plus a huge dance, a concert and for the first time, a Trad Disco. At the heart of the Winter School is the sessions, which are open to all players. This year's school is on 21-23 June, at the start of school holidays. Tutors who have been confirmed so far include Ado Barker (Irish fiddle, Victoria pictured), Jack Wilson (Cape Breton fiddle, Victoria), Belinda Ford (Irish flute, Qld), Liam Fitzpatrick (banjo,Qld/Ireland), Andy Rigby (harp, Victoria), Polly Christie (singing, Victoria), Alan Kelly (guitar, Qld / Ireland), and Kristen Kelly and Dave Russell teaching absolute beginners' fiddle and whistle. The Maleny Celtic Winter School is based in the Maleny Showgrounds and around the town, with sessions centring on Finbar's Lounge Bar in Bicentenary Lane. For more information about classes and tutors, and to book online, see:

Fiona Dempster (Barry’s partner) is a participant in the world-wide book arts collaboration BookArtObject. In Edition 4 of this project she chose the title A Subversive Stitch to create an edition of books, eight of which were exchanged with her group. Produced in an edition of 20, a copy of A Subversive Stitch was recently purchased by the State Library of Queensland for its collection, and further copies are also housed in five University collections in the USA. In response to the title, Fiona worked with an amalgam of ideas around women's work and stitching, darning, and embroidering; about censorship and letters written home during the wars where sentences were blacked out, leaving only the safe words showing.

Original duck on the Coast... Willy Qua - saxophones, flute, percussion and drums - is a founding member of Galapagos Duck first joining in 1973. He has also worked with Australian greats James Morrison, Don Burrows, Vince Jones, and USA greats Dave Brubeck, Nina Simone, Jimmy Witherspoon, Earl Hines, Mark Murphy as well as with rock greats Marcia Hines, Renee Geyer and Sam and Dave. Willy has also performed with the Australian Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, NSW Dance Ensemble and recorded with everyone from Billy Field to Slim Dusty. Willy’s broad career as a musician has taken him to all the major jazz festivals: Tamworth Country Music Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival. He is also active as a teacher in schools and has been a senior lecturer with the Sydney Jazz Action Society and has done hundreds of shows in schools in NSW, QLD, and VIC. Willy Qua will perform with his new quartet, The Green Door at the Currimundi Hotel Motel Function Room at 2pm on Sunday June 9. Ph: 54916017.

Maleny Singers do Die Fledermaus The Maleny Singers are this year celebrating their 10th anniversary, and have chosen the great opperetta Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss for their June show. The cast will be made up from many of the Maleny Singers, including Jenny Keys, Barbie Norman, Colin Dunn, Eddie Weir, welcoming back Paul Richardson, and introducing a new member Evalee Sharples. Several dancers from the Bdifferent Dance Academy are also welcomed back. The performances will take place at the newly renovated Maleny Community Centre on 21 June, 6.30pm (Gala Night), 23rd June - 2pm, 28 June - 6.30pm, 29 June - 4pm, and 30 June – 2pm. Ticket prices: Gala night only- $33.00; Adult - $27.50; Concession - $22.00, available at the Maleny Visitors Centre.

Express Your Interest... ? Arts Connect Inc. are calling for expressions of interest from sculptors who would like to display large works in the annual Sculpture on the Edge exhibition. This exhibition was launched last year to great acclaim in cooperation with Spicers Tamarind Retreat Maleny. The sculptures are displayed in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat from late August to early November. They can be viewed via a loop walk through gardens and the edge of bushland. Sculptors should send expressions of interest to Pam Maegdefrau For current and past events:

visual ar ts enter tainment per formance June Gigs at the Palmy ... Haak Austinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but not as we know it. His debut full length album, Heathen Heart reveals his variety, unique vocal tone and pleasantly simple song writing - It's more a series of movements or short stories than just one song after another. Anyone who's had the pleasure of hearing Haak sing will tell you that it's the way he lights up in front of a crowd that is his strength. This comes through in the way he invites you to sit on that stage with him, his high energy, tempered with heartfelt emotion and a sense that he really loves what he does, and wants you to feel what he feels.

Haak Austin is appearing with the Palmy Originals and Andrea Kirwin at the Palmwoods Hotel on Sunday June 30 from 2pm. After 7 years touring the Australian scene as part of the Andi and George Band and under her own name, she has come into her own with a swag of Island-style folk infused Soul grooves that are good for the ears and heart.

Beauty and the Beast ...

Baroque to jazz on piano & trumpet

The trumpet and piano duo of John Coulton and Brieley Cutting will entertain Hinterlanders this month with baroque to jazz music, presented by Braeside B&B as part of the Maleny Arts Council program for 2013. Brieley Cutting has been described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a pianist who has at her disposal a myriad of different colours and who knows how to take the time to let the music speakâ&#x20AC;?. In 2006 Brieley was the winner of the Keyboard Final in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award. John Coulton first played the Last Post at 11 years of age at his primary schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anzac Service. John is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has performed as an orchestral musician with some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest conductors, orchestras and ensembles including the Malaysian Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of India, London Concert Orchestra and the Philharmonia. During the interval of Sounds of Splendour, a special Braeside afternoon tea is available ($5). Tickets: $30 adults ($25 members) $10 music students at Maleny Bookshop, phone: 5494 3666) and Braeside, phone: 5494 3542. Braeside B&B, 305 Stanley River Road, Maleny.

150 talented actors, singers, dancers and orchestra from Immanuel Lutheran College will perform Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous musical, Beauty and the Beast in July at the Namour Civic. This vibrant production boasts players from Years 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12, who will weave magic, sing classic songs and dance their way through an enchanted and spectacular production. Assistant Director, Caroline July 26-27. Adults: $30 McAllister with Kimberley concession $20. Toovey (right) who plays Belle Family of 4 - $80 Tickets can be purchased from the Nambour Civic Centre on Dial n Charge 5475 7777 or visit the website:

UpFront Club 31 Maple St Maleny. Bookings: 5494 2592

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Eudloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Twang at Upfront

Emily Wenham and her band are a funky, folk-driven acoustic celebration reflecting the sounds of love, lust, life, and the deep yearnings of the spirit! Singer-songwriter Emily's music is a tasty blend of acoustic-folk-funk with a rhythmical edge. Her earthy, honest vocals and acoustic guitar stylings are woven together with the funky melodic bass grooves ,of Brad Wenham on bass guitar. The resulting sound is intimate, infectious, and fun! After taking time out in 2011 to produce a beautiful baby girl, the band were excited to be back on the scene in 2012 performing at the Yamba Surfing the Coldstream Festival. The band have returned with new songs, new members and super-renewed enthusiasm! 2013 has been a big year so far with lots of great shows and the release of a new album that is almost ready! Emily Wenham is at the Palmwoods Hotel with her band on Sunday June 16 from 2pm.

Hailing from Eudlo on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Twang have, over the past six months, burst on to the Rockabilly scene with exuberance, excitement and an ability that is literally sweeping people off their feet. Though the line-up is new, Twang has a rich pedigree including - Tim Collett on slap bass/vocals - founding member of iconic Australian Rockabilly act 'The Convertibles' - Maree Gwynne vocals/acoustic, multi award winning country music performer, and previous stable mate of Keith Urban - Dean Kendal - drums and vocals, also of iconic acts Shakin Quavers/Convertibles and last but not least, on lead and vocals reinforcing the 'Twangabilly' style is Smokin Dan Fargo Dan who has also paid his dues with multiple line-ups and is renowned in his own right for his acclaimed picking skills. Twang are are at Malenyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upfront Club on Saturday June 15 at 7-10pm.



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FIRST SATURDAY FOLK Blackboard, guest act SWEET CHILLI choir 7.15pm, $5 DAVID COSMA (Melbourne).Vivacious upside-down left-handed folk rocker with NICK CARRAFA accomp. LOREN (NNSW) Acclaimed rich, HIIRUWOHVVVRQJZULWHUĂ&#x20AC;QJHUSLFNHU PIX VANE-MASON (Maleny). Special appearance for Rainaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday TWANG (S.Coast). Upbeat rockabilly fun band ART OPENING; ELSIE BRIMBLECOMBE. Acrylics, Paintings: mad and memorable men BRETT WINTERFORD (Sydney/ Germany). â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The trials and triumphs of the troubadourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LAURA MITCHELL (S. Coast). Singer, pianist. Favourite jazz songs 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, plus special guests JOE & KATIE DUO (Bright,Vic). Heartwarming Multi-instrumental Indie folk SNEZ Duo, (Sydney). â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Multi-faceted, artistic, lovely, rich, cleverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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

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.

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. Phone: (07) 5429 6543 email:

Getting married ... the Chinese way by Julie Shelton

Marlene Murray, manager of award-winning Maleny Manor, recently arrived back in Australia after joining the Sunshine Coast delegation to Xiamen in China. Led by Mayor Mark Jamieson and Cr Jenny McKay, the group helped strengthen the sister city relationship that has been slowly building for the last 15 years. Marlene talked to Julie Shelton about opportunities for the Hinterland’s wedding industry. HILE IN XIAMEN, Marlene was taken to visit Angel Weddings, a huge warehouse catering for all aspects of traditional and contemporary weddings. “Our visit was organised at short notice. But by the time we got there, they’d printed out a huge banner, “Welcome to Delegates from Sunshine Coast to Angel Weddings”. Marlene discovered that in China, everything for a wedding is hired – the dress, shoes, accessories, etc. This is all done months before because the bridal couple have their photo album prepared before the wedding in order for it to be presented at the wedding. The photo album itself is huge and includes photos of the couple in four or five different outfits. The average wedding is five days long and includes a traditional wedding ceremony, followed by a tea ceremony, which happens in traditional dress. The couple then get changed and go to a big hotel and possibly get changed again for eating and dancing. On top of the cost of the wedding, the couple and their family also cover the cost of transporting and accommodating between 200 and 300 guests. It is a oncein-a-lifetime event – and expense – with a great deal of family honour involved and is therefore meticulously planned and managed. At the recent Asian Business Forum, it was pointed out that as China’s per capita income rises, the burgeoning Chinese middle class will spend more on recreation and culture. One opportunity that the Sunshine Coast is well placed to exploit is in offering ‘western’ wedding experiences. For modern Chinese couples, there is much kudos in being able to say that they went to another country and held a Western-style ‘white’ wedding. As important, perhaps, are the photos, which the bridal couple take back to present at their subsequent traditional Chinese wedding. “In China, it’s nearly all about the photos and the videos,” comments Marlene. “They want the very fashionable, topend ‘western’ wedding – not the over-the-top ‘princess


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Marlene Murray is welcomed as part of the Sunshine Coast delegation by massive weddings warehouse, Angel Weddings

Marlene returned to the Coast with a wealth of information about the Chinese wedding industry

style’ that the Japanese wanted in the 80s. They want it very elegant, very classy and documented by numerous videographers and photographers.” Despite the seemingly functional nature of the western wedding, Marlene says it is still very meaningful to the bridal couple. “To the Chinese, the Australian wedding is quite lovely, and they’re genuine that they want to show their love in a modern way. It’s very important to them, and we find the brides are quite intense because they are trying to explain exactly what they want.” The fine detail is critical to the Chinese: their Australian wedding usually involves the bride and groom leading a wedding party of perhaps fifty relatives for three or four days either side of the wedding. This is done according to a carefully planned itinerary. “They are looking for at least one significant experience each day, for example, being in a rainforest or going to a beach,” explains Marlene. “Golf is an esteemed leisure pursuit, Australia Zoo is high on the list and seeing the Glass House Mountains also rates highly.” Unlike Australian travellers, the Chinese wedding party is accommodated together, chauffeured around together, taken to see various sights in a group, brought to the wedding and taken back to the airport together. Having an Australian wedding is arguably more appealing to brides and/or grooms that have been exposed to Australian culture. This is where the wedding industry links directly to our education sector. The key is first to entice Chinese students to come here for their secondary or tertiary education, then return to Australia for their wedding and bring their family to see where they went to university. “The Sunshine Coast has the opportunity to build relationships with families across generations,” says Marlene. “We’re talking about a very big chunk of a person’s life that we could be engaged with here.” The challenge facing the Sunshine Coast is to deliver what Chinese families and bridal couples want. According to Marlene, we will have to be more organised than we have been before. “We tend to be a little laid back because that’s more our style of travel,” acknowledges Marlene. “But to service the Chinese market we need to offer a full package and offer a fully guided tour. We have to nurture their journey so that they feel embraced in the country and believe the tour was of value. Essentially, we have to raise the bar.” According to a McKinsey Insights China report published in March 2012, China will have about 21 million affluent households (with an income of $34,000 or above) by 2020. There is much to be gained by the Sunshine Coast securing even a small slice of that pie… or wedding cake.

Workshops stimulate creativity from artists with disabilities Two emerging artists with disabilities from the Sunshine Coast hinterland are part of a unique and valuable mentoring program sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Regional Gallery, and hosted by SPIRAL Inc. of Nambour.

THE ARTISTS are Peter Magner (pictured right) and Craig O’Riordan (below right) and they are being mentored through a series of workshops by Mapleton Forest artist, Arisa InLaKesh (below). Peter, a Maleny resident who receives support from SPIRAL Inc and Craig, from Nambour who resides in an Endeavour Residential facility are two of the seven mentees in the mentoring program. The culmination of the program will be an exhibition of all 7 artists in the program at the Caloundra Regional Gallery from 10-18 August. Arisa enjoys producing bright expressive abstract work on large canvases, painting from her emotional centre. She enjoys distorting reality through a lens of explosive colour and vibrancy, and her up close experiences with wildlife is often portrayed, albeit in abstract form in her work. This along with her passion to support others in their creative expression, were vital elements in Councils selecting her as one of the mentors in the program. Peter Magner’s knowledge and passion are in the areas of music and art, and he is combining the two, by listening to music to inspire him to paint his favourite musicians and their instruments. Peter has a fantastic sense of fun and good humor and he has discovered painting with his fingers and hands, which he has embraced. Gloved up and music playing Peter is creating great work. Craig O’Riordan has a vast knowledge of fish, shells, plants and aeroplanes. His first canvas in this program is alive with fish and coral, in which he is utilizing his craft skills with glitter, stones and shells. Craig has been learning several new styles which include using tracing paper to transfer images from his favourite books to canvas. Craig is a man of many talents, he is also a skilled gardener.

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Ken Milliard, another Mapleton resident was also selected as a mentee in the program and is working with Sunshine Coast artist Katy Drake and another mentee, Rueben Drake. Ken works with many modalities, his latest being oils. SPIRAL Inc of Nambour have generously donated their art room to the program for these weekly mentoring sessions, and they have offered their premises for ongoing art mentoring. No matter what level of creativity you are looking to express, or whether you live with or without a disability, SPIRAL invite you to give them a call to register your interest. If you are looking for a venue for any other community classes or workshops, SPIRAL may also be able to accommodate you – email Don’t miss the official opening celebration of the artists’ achievements at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, on Saturday at 2pm, July 13. For further details call the gallery on 5420 8299 or on the gallery’s website:


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In Fitness ...and in Health A preventable approach to breast cancer Before you as a woman can take a positive and successful approach to preventing breast cancer it makes a lot of sense to ensure that you understand the causes of this debilitating condition. Only then can you put into play a program that will give you the best chance of success. In terms of prevention, it doesn’t get any more important than this. As we saw a couple of weeks ago in the news, breast cancer can manifest at a young age (36 – 37 in that case) but don’t kid yourself, this kind of disease doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time (perhaps years) and a number of causative factors to get to the cancerous state. My clinical experience has taught me that there are multiple causes of breast cancer. If you learn how to identify these factors, then with proper guidance, you can make the necessary changes in your health and lifestyle to prevent this happening in your body. Here is what you have to learn. Breast cancer is usually associated with some or all of the following: • Oestrogen dominance and a progesterone deficiency. Breast cancer is driven by excess oestrogen. Early signs of oestrogen build up are menstrual cycle problems, like PMT, sore breasts, heavy or painful periods. Fibroids, polycystic ovaries and endometriosis are also indications of excess oestrogen. • Fat storage and weight gain. Oestrogen does have an affinity for fat and is stored in fatty tissue where it cannot be broken down by the liver. If you are gaining weight and feeling sluggish (tired thyroid) you are at greater risk for oestrogen related problems. • Your body is too acidic. Cancerous tissue will thrive in an acidic body. Do you know whether you’re acid or alkaline? • Stress creates acidity. Things such as ongoing adrenal stress, toxic liver and gut, and a diet too high in the wrong kind of carbohydrates all create acidity. • Family history of breast cancer. You have to think prevention in this situation and I’d like to show you how.

John Pirie Dr John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist 19 Coral Street, Maleny Phone: 5435 2155

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Vata Season YURVEDA refers to late Autumn and Winter as Vata time of year. We see an increase in the light, dry, cold, changeable qualities of Vata dosha. Skin and hair can become dry; circulation can become weak, resulting in stiff joints and cold hands and feet; and we can experience fluctuations in our energy levels, digestion and sleep cycle. Excess Vata can also increase insomnia, forgetfulness and changeability in the mind and emotions. Airy Vata is balanced by having a regular routine with plenty of rest; staying warm and keeping your head and neck covered; favouring warm, nourishing, cooked food with predominantly sweet, sour and salty tastes; gentle exercise such as walking and yoga; and a massage with warm sesame oil. We naturally steer away from cold food, drinks and salads in winter, favouring soupy, unctuous dishes. Nature provides grounding, Vata pacifying, root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, beetroots and carrots. Warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cloves and turmeric help to warm the body and provide immunity against winter coughs and colds. Adding oil to our diet, in the form of ghee and olive oil, helps to balance the drying effects of Vata in the environment. Wendy Rosenfeldt


As the weather cools down our bodies have to work harder to maintain our temperature. We may notice that our appetite increases, as our bodies are crying out for more fuel for the fire. Our digestive system is usually stronger in the cooler months allowing us to comfortably increase our intake of dairy products and nourishing grains. Rice, pasta, quinoa and couscous are all suitable for balancing Vata. People in Vata time of life, roughly 60 years and older, are more likely to get out of balance during Vata season. Vata related disorders such as anxiety, insomnia, weak digestion, poor elimination, forgetfulness, arthritis, brittle bones and poor circulation are generally more common in the elderly. However the more balanced you are moving into Vata stage of life, the easier this transition will be. Don’t wait till you are 60 and already experiencing these imbalances before taking care of your health. Our fast paced, information overloaded society is predisposed to Vata imbalances. Travel, especially by plane, constant stimulation from phones and computers, rushing and not enough rest or time spent in nature aggravates the already light, changeable qualities of Vata. Soothing Vata with rest, routine, warmth, and oil (both externally and internally) can minimise the characteristics of out-of-balance Vata. As you move into the later part of life, you can enjoy the positive attributes of Vata such as enthusiasm, light heartedness, dry sense of humour and flexibility in mind and body. Wendy Rosenfeldt is a Maharishi Ayurveda Practitioner and teacher of Transcendental Meditation. Call ph 5499 9580

A Problem Shared ... with Marisa Stress and Group B vitamins E OFTEN think of taking B group vitamins for lowering stress levels. Research now seems to show that Folic acid, B6 and B12 supplementation might decrease whole brain shrinkage. The combination of these vitamins in the right proportions seem to lower homocystene levels which if high, can be a predictor of cognitive decline especially in the elderly. Check with your health care provider to ensure that these vitamins are not contra-indicated, as in interfering with medication etc, before self treating. Also the jury is still out, but some of the research in connection with high milk fat intake and hormone related cancers is compelling. i.e.. breast cancer and prostate cancer. Dr. Michelle Holmes, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard Medical


School and Harvard School of Public Health suggests that intake of low fat milk and skim milk products may be a better choice for men and women who are in the at risk category. Radio National recently reported that in a surprise result where researchers were looking for something that might be effective in treating infectious tuberculosis, vitamin C had shown some surprisingly effective results. These were in lab tests and not on patients, but the results looked promising. Seeing that infectious tuberculosis is on the rise it might be wise to supplement with a little vitamin C. 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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Osgood-Schlatter Disease Funny name, but what is it!? The Osgood‐Schlatter (say ‘oz‐good shlat‐ter’) condition is common in active, rapidly growing teenagers. During growth spurts, the muscles around your knees can become very tight. This involves a part of your knee called the tibial tuberosity, which you will notice is the bump just below your knee‐cap (patella).

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Pre‐teens and young teens (between 11‐14 years old) are often affected by Osgood‐Schlatter because the bones are growing fast at this age.

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Being ultra keen on sport unfortunately might add to the problem. Any activity can cause Osgood‐Schlatter, but it’s more common in activities that involve a lot of jumping and cutting, like basketball, netball, volleyball, soccer and gymnastics.

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The good news is that you and your parents can help treat the pain in your knee by using the RICE protocol.


Rest the knee from the painful activity Ice the affected area for 20 minutes, 3 times a day Compress the painful area with an elastic bandage Elevate the leg

If the knee remains uncomfortable for you during this time, you should consult us at Maleny Physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists can help with a a range of techniques such as massage, joint movements, stretches, strengthening exercises and taping.

Ph: 07 5494 3911

Early diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment will produce quicker improvements and better outcomes in the majority of clients.

Physiotherapy for all ages Specific exercise prescription Postural assessment and correction Sporting injuries Post operative rehabilitation Workplace rehabilitation Injury preventions strategies More services available

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She Oak Natural Fertility Naturopath, Herbalist, Natural Fertility Teacher, Homotoxicologist & Kinesiologist At She Oak Natural Fertility, Rochelle has a passionate desire to help women achieve optimum health and quality of life through overcoming varied health issues. She offers natural and safe; herbal, nutritional and complex homoeopathic treaments, to achieve the desired outcome. She utilises diagnostic testing conducted here at She Oak to assess organ, hormone and cellular function. Rochelle offers remediation of health conditions utilising hormonal

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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. E: bec@hawaiianhealing

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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

balancing programs, detoxification methods, dietary assistance and education. Rochelle educates women in menstrual cycle charting assisting with conception and natural birth control, and specialises in women's reproductive conditions including infertility, IVF support, miscarriage, endometriosis, pmt, painful periods, fibroids, menopause, and all other hormonal conditions. She is an essential support through pregnancy, pre-birth, labour and post natal care. Appointments - 5499 9476.

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Why consult a Psychologist?

Naturopath/Herbalist Remedial Massage Therapist

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

• 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: 5435 2599 or 0421 410 558

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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



Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr Stephen Lowe & Dr Samuel Lowe 57 years comb exp. Effective low-force techniques for all ages. Helping to restore, balance & maintain spine & nervous system function. Relaxed & friendly atmosphere. HICAPS available. 45 Maple. Ph: 5494 3322

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: 0414953071

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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:

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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:

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 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 38


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

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.

PERSONAL TRAINERS, FITNESS & SELF DEFENCE 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

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

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

PSYCHOLOGY/PSYCHOTHERAPY Rachel Leigh Optometrist comprehensive eye care, quality spectacles, contact lenses and retinal photography. Bulk Billing, HF rebates. Locally and Independently owned. Riverside Centre Maleny. Ph: 5494 2666 Stephen Hammond Optometry Your Vision Is Our Passion 44 Lowe Street, Nambour 4560. Ph. 5476 2333 Maleny Optical 5/45 Maple Street, Maleny 4552. Ph. 5435 2733 Like us on Facebook

ORTHODONTIST 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

Rejuvinating Massage, Mapleton A unique blend of relaxation, reflexology, deep tissue and shiatsu with Turkish Hamam trained masseur Frank Genel – feel a million dollars! Mobile Service available. AAMT member. Ph 0421 926 492

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

NATUROPATHS Rochelle McKay-Masterton Naturopathy, Homotoxicology, Herbal Medicine, Kinesiology, Nutritional therapy Women’s hormonal health, Infertility & preconception care, fertility education. Digestive disorders & weight management. Referrals to holistic doctors. Ph: 5499 9476 Sallyann Stewart - Children's health, stress management. Naturopathic assessment & Live Blood Analysis. Utilising nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, remedial massage, lymphatic drainage. 19 Coral Street,Maleny. Ph: 5435 2599 / 0421 410 558 Marisa...Naturally Marisa T Kliese offers a complete Natural Therapy Clinic. Services include, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Professional Counselling, Life Coaching, Spiritual Healing. Ph: 5494 2627

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

PHYSIOTHERAPY/OSTEOPATHY Maleny Physiotherapist Tim & Mary Bagshaw. For all of your Physiotherapy requirements. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3911

Thomas Whitton D.O., Grad.Dip.Ost.Paed Gentle manipulative therapy for body dysfunction and pain in all age groups. Registered Osteopaths Services covered by private health funds; Veterans Affairs; Workcover, Medicare EPC 74 Blackall Terrace, Nambour. Ph: 5441 4166

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

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

Maleny Active Physio – caring professionals offering physiotherapy, exercise physiology 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

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.

Integral Hatha Yoga with Lottie Mon 10.30am,Tues 5.30pm and Thurs 9.30 am. No bookings required. Classes suit all levels of experience. Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion “Not too gentle ... not too strong” Phone: Lottie 5313 7756 Yoga 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 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 - JUNE 2013


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Front Line Tax Frederick A Forbes. Specialising in individual & small business tax returns. 15 Maple St, Maleny. Ph: 5494 2622

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.

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:


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

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

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

Graphic Designer, Mapleton Professional graphic design service, from concept/design development through to print/web production. Innovative & beautiful styling for logos,branding,signage, brochures publications. Ph. Julia Peddie: 0405 331 584


In the first week of May a high moved into the Tasman Sea, extending a ridge of high pressure up the east coast. The result was a stream of moist SE winds, overcast skies and some isolated showers to our region. By the end of the week clouds cleared and we had a couple of



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May Climate Summary 2009-2013 DEEPENING LOW in the Coral Sea, heading toward Cape York, became TC ‘Zane’ for a short while, before becoming a rain depression. It had no effect on our weather on the Ranges apart from producing some good surfing waves on the coast.

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



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


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Sunshine Coast Hinterland

idyllic days of autumn sunshine. On the 15th an upper level trough brought in thick altostratus cloud and very little sunshine was seen over the next 8 days There was a sudden drop in daytime temperature and it was no wonder people on the Range felt cold, especially during the frequent occurrence of showers. Maleny Show Day has a long tradition of being ‘wet’ but this year it was ‘fair to middling’, although it could have been a lot worse. There was some heavy rain on Thursday, a few showers on Friday and fine on Saturday.

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Hinterland House and Garden 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

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

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

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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.

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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 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

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

FENCING & AUTOMATIC GATES 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

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

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

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

FURNITURE MAKING MUSHROOM COMPOST 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

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

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

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JUNE 2013

What’s on in ... Thursday June 6

Sunday June 9

Saturday June 15

The Parenting Centre workshop - the Myth of Mental Illness. 9.30am-10.30am. Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. Free entry. Followed by Dr Bob and Parenting Centre Q & A forum for one hour. RSVP: or phone Heidi: 5434 2504.

World Environment Day University of the Sunshine Coast 10am-4pm. A fun, free and family-friendly event, from food, fashion, high-tech gadgets to arts and crafts, wildlife & more. Ph: Ross Waldron 0422 107 578 or e:

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.

Monday June 10

Sunday June 16

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (Amnesty on the Range) invites you to the film -"FRONTRUNNER" about (Dr.Massouda Jalel) courageous opposition to lack of democracy for women in Afghanistan. RSL Hall, Maleny 12noon. Soft drink/lunch. Gold coin donation. More info contact:

Ninth annual - The Big Marimba - free event at Lake MacDonald Amphtheatre. Noosa Botanic Gardens. 2-5pm. 6 marimba bands.

Saturday June 8 Montville Growers & Makers Market, Montville Village Hall 7:30 to noon. Hot pancake breakfast with new season Montville strawberries. Organic sausage-sizzle, 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.

Tuesday June 11 Saturday June 8, Sunday June 9 Gardening on the Edge. Potting plants, preserves, cakes, and other graden treats at the Garden Market, Activity Centre, Maleny High School Bunya Street. 9am-4pm. 6 country gardens are open. Call Marnie Trass for more details: 5435 8406.

Saturday June 8 - Monday June 10 Blackall Range Visual Artists sale of paintings big and small, framed and unframed in pastels, acrylics, watercolours and oils - all at affordable prices. St Mary’s Hall, Montville Village Green Entry free. 9am-4pm each day.

Sunday June 9 Big Cuppa for Cancer presented by the Maleny Catholic Ladies' Group. 10am at Pat Daley Function Centre, Maleny Catholic Church. Entry $10. Delicious Morning Tea. Multi-draw Raffle. Lucky Door Prize. Bookings essential. Phone Marie 54942271 or Pam 54942487.

Saturday June 9 Society for Growing Australian Plants meeting at 87 Mill Hill Road, Montville at 2pm. All welcome.

Closing date for entries in the $6000 worth of prizes Australian Pastel Society Annual Awards. If you’re interested and not a member, please seek membership at: and to see full award details.

Friday June 14 - Sunday June 23 Noosa Long Weekend Festival. 85 plus events - music, cabaret, comedy clubs, dance, theatre, literature, forums, film, workshops, supper clubs, food & free events. Tickets: or

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.

St Margaret’s Anglican Church Op Shop, Blackall Street, Woombye open from 9am- 4pm, and Saturday from 9am12pm. Free sausage sizzle on the third Saturday of each month. Donations can be left at the Op Shop during open hours, or contact Sue: 5476 1073 or 0412 533 932.

Saturday June 22 Art Market in the Paddock - Pomona Railway Station Gallery. 9am-1pm. meet the artist directly, discuss their work and purchase quality, handmade, local art work and craft. Paintings, ceramics, jewellery, photography and many other mediums. No items will be sold over $100.

Montville Camellia Festival 10am - 4pm at St Mary's Church & Hall at top of Main Street, Montville. Display of prize winning camellias, camellia arrangements, art show by talented local artists, camellia plants for sale, refreshments & fabulous raffle prizes.

Thursday June 27 Friday June 14 Spinal Injuries Association Sunshine Coast Post Polio Network 10am CWA Hall, Memorial Ave, Maroochydore. Guest Speaker will talk on Dementia and Alzheimer’s. New members welcome. Ph: 5447 6608 or 5494 3272.

The Buderim Foundation is looking for worthwhile projects for its Community Grant and Youth Grants programs. Now in its 6th year, sizable awards are made to eligible non-profit organisations & community groups providing services to residents within the 4556 postcode. Grant guidelines:

Sunday June 9 Village of Eudlo - ‘Village Hall’ Market 8am-1pm. Held only four times a year, all funds go to hall maintenance. 40 plus market stalls inside and out feature craft, vintage and upcycled items, treasure, and locally made goods. Tea, coffee & homemade cakes. Want to hold a stall? Call Annie: 07 5445 0599 or: 0402 334 199.

Volunteers needed to sell raffle tickets, for Cancer Council fundraising, at Kawana Shoppingworld until July 19. Christmas in July lunch at Buderim Tavern on Thursday July 12. Lunch: $40pp. Tickets: 54792 384, E:

Saturday June 22, Sunday June 23 Friday June 14

Friday June 14 Sunday June 9,16, 23, 30

Wednesday June 19

Saturday June 15 Sunshine Coast Green June day workshops to increase biodiversity and improve backyard sustainability. Presentations, morning tea and lunch by Spencer Shaw of Brush Turkey Enterprise - $10. Event register:

Ian Gawler's new seminars at Relaxation Centre of Qld (Alderley). Health, Healing, Managing Stress & Anxiety: 7.15pm Meditation & the Power of the Mind: 10am-4.30pm - Sat 29 June. Profound Healing and Sustainable Wellbeing:10am-4.30pm Sun 30 June. Booking is essential: 07 3856 3733

Saturday June 29 Palmwoods Arts & Craft Group - “Printed, Pressed, Woven or Knot” exhibition. Palmwoods Bowls Club 9am-4pm. Refreshments & grand raffle of queen size quilt. Free entry.

Sunday June 30 Expressions of interest close for projects to be funded by an auction of gardening guru, Colin Campbell’s shed. Up to $3000 per project - Go to to complete an Expression of Interest Form and return to or post to Queensland Garden Expo, PO Box 239, Nambour, Qld, 4560.

June 2013

Tuition and Workshops NEW FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOP Learn to create exciting and different grounds and surfaces on which to work your paintings and drawings. Sunday 16 June – Materials supplied. Contact: Sonja 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral Street, Maleny.

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


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

Be inspired and learn how to create a working sketchbook in order to grow your imagination and ideas. Sunday 23 June – Materials supplied. Contact: Sonja 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral Street, Maleny.

Art Classes at Tree Frog Gallery Mindful Art Workshops for Adults/Mindful Art Program for Schools & Special Interest Groups/Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour,Pastel holiday workshops/term classes. Enquiries re classes, workshops & tutors. Closed Tuesdays only. Ph: 5435 2303 or 0417 784 520 or

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SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOP with LISA FEARNLEY Basic beginners 2 day w/shop 15 & 16 June and 27 & 28 July. Learn the basics of silversmithing. All material supplies. $300. limited numbers. Contact Lisa on 54468117 or 0421549413 email. 42


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.



The Bliss Centre Located on the banks of the Obi Obi the Bliss Centre offers a free meditation space, meditation sessions, yoga classes, weekly group meditation and chanting, alternative therapies,song circles, sentient vegetarian food.

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The exception is Tesla (despite the un-sexy name), which is helping to re-brand EV motoring. With almost 5,000 delivered worldwide, the Silicon Valley company's Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan (pictured), has outsold the German top-three, the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S Class. One of few cars designed specifically as an electric vehicle, the 2012 Model S was named Car of the Year by two major American motoring magazines while Consumer Report pronounced it the best car they had ever tested. The Californian company is owned by PayPal founder and transport innovator, Elon Musk. It was Musk’s SpaceX company that produced the first commercial capsule ever to dock with the International Space Station. The Tesla is now outperforming both Toyota and GM in the US and Musk recently launched the first Supercharger car charging station in the US, so he is seriously locked into EV motoring. The Tesla company used a $465m ‘stimulus' loan from the 2009 Obama administration to rebuild a factory formerly owned by an unsuccessful General Motors/Toyota joint venture. Now there’s an idea! Why doesn’t the Australian government turn the soon-to-be-vacated Ford plants in Melbourne into EV factories. Then ensure that all citybased government departments lease the EVs. Despite high-profile critics in the US like Mitt Romney, who branded it a ‘loser', the Tesla company is now valued at nearly $20bn. There’s a strong global demand for the Model S amounting to more than 20,000 orders per year. There are plans to launch an SUV in 2014 and a cheaper sedan is likely to follow. With 7,000 of those orders coming from Europe - the biggest market in the world for electric vehicles expect a significant shift in the UK car market. The UK government is already investing in charging points around the country and offering green incentives. Rising petrol prices could drive even the least environmentally conscious motorist to switch to an EV. Expected in the UK soon, the Tesla Model S will cost £83,000 and purchasers will be eligible for a £5,000 government Plug-in Grant. A February ‘CAR' review described it as "the single most significant American car for decades". Tesla is an EV market leader and research conducted last year by Motor Trader suggests EVs could account for 20 per cent of the UK car market by 2020. So maybe looking sexy at least is still a secret to success. Now if we could just put the sound of Testerossa under the bonnet of our i-MiEV.... Michael Berry - Email:



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