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Ode to Autumn


HEN I WAsN'T chained to the phone and desk last month, I managed to relax at Zonta's Dusk on the Deck night of nights, sneak in a visit to the new Mary Cairncross scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, caught volunteers at work at the Museum and Landsborough enjoyed a sunrise ramble to the platypus viewing platform on the Maleny Trail. I also learnt that Visit sunshine Coast are powering with achievements for the region at their recent Conversations at Secrets on the Lake. Heatley joined Jo skinner from Narrows Escape for the joint initiative - Australia's Nature Coast Roadshow. Melbourne and sydney were buzzing - but ex-cyclone Debbie put a stop to their Brisbane interviews. We hope everyone was safe and sound during the deluge, and power/internet and phone back on. Thankfully ours returned in time to finish HT for the printer.

Both Eudlo and Mapleton Halls bring quality music to the locals, and Flaxton Garden and Lions put out their welcome mat for a not-tomiss dinner. ANZAC Day is almost here - I was pleased I was able to include not one, but two century-old tales - a letter and a newspaper extract. And requests from our readers regarding each one - I hope you can help? Think about your favourite newspaper when the Glassy Awards open on April 10 (nudge and wink!). We've loads of business stories in this issue also - focussed on foodies right through to respite care. I just wish I could fit in every request this month, and every month! Finally goodbye to the heat and humidity – and bring on some of Keats’ “mists and mellow fruitfulness”. I'm loving the warm days and cooler nights - thank you Autumn.

April has a host of events for you during and after the school holidays - from the Wood Expo to a Cheese, Wine and Food Festival!

Until next month, Michelle Gilmore editor@hinterlandtimes.com.au

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Memories of war at Landsborough Museum


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cO v e r stO ry In April, our market page is burgeoning (page 38) - see Creative Cuts on page 34-35 to learn about Maleny's night market, plus we have a Lost Treasure Market and the MACG May Fair! Ally Bing is pictured at the Crystal Waters Markets - the next one is May 6. Image Jody Gilchrist



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Tibrogargan or Glass House?


ECENTLy THE Queensland Redistribution Commission released proposed changes to the state Electoral boundaries which will ultimately affect some of the Glass House electorate: • A proposed name change from Glass House to Tibrogargan • Palmwoods, Chevallum, and the small part of Landsborough that was in Glass House and Caboolture, would be in neighbouring electorates; and • Mooloolah, Rocksberg, Upper Caboolture, Ocean View and Moorina would be added to the electorate.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP says, "The electorate is 90% the same as Glass House. I have eight years of connection, of success, of understanding the issues and of knowing what needs to be done in the electorate. “It is therefore my intention to contest the seat of Tibrogargan if the proposed changes go through and I want to assure all of you of my ongoing commitment to this region. “As I continue to catch up with individuals and groups around the electorate it’s pretty clear redistributions only really excite political tragics like myself. But what has struck everyone and what continues to cause comment is the name change to Tibrogargan. “Fair to say most are bemused why a seat that is 90% unchanged warrants a name change. Others suggest it’s rather discriminatory towards the other ten Glass House Mountains – the electorate is better reflected in the collective name. “And still others rightly point out the cost of changing the name. so I suspect more than one or two submissions will go in to the Electoral Commission on that topic.” submissions were due March 27. But from April 8, you are invited to comment on the objections this closes on April 18: http://boundaries.ecq.qld.gov.au/have-your-say

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ET sET FOR A night of intense energy, beautiful harmonies and driving dance rhythms next month, when well-known Celtic band Barleyshakes launches the ‘Live Music Locally’ program at the Mapleton Hall. Barleyshakes’ performance will be the inaugural event in this year’s music program at the Mapleton Hall. ‘Live Music Locally’ is an initiative of the MH Folk, a group of volunteers who are working under the auspices of the Mapleton Hall Trust. The group is developing an ongoing program of live music performances at the iconic hall, aimed at both bringing entertainment to locals, and supporting live artists. The hall has wonderful acoustics and is a great venue for live bands. Funds raised go toward its upkeep. Amongst forthcoming artists are Balkanics, Bek-Jean Stewart and View from Madeleine’s Couch. But first, Barleyshakes kicks off the year’s music program with Celtic style. After more than a decade

together, this ensemble know each other intensely and communicate freely to create something fresh every time they perform. Ever since their inception in the ‘90s in Dublin, the Barleyshakes have been turning heads as they inject new life into Irish music, while honouring tradition passed. Their live shows have taken them around the globe and they continue to take audiences on a joyfilled ride wherever they perform. Fiddles, flutes, tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bass, bodhran, and drums create their truly wonderful Celtic sound, and they have shared the stage with Lunasa, Metallica, Kila, Joe Cocker, Sharon Shannon, Altan, and Grada, to name a few. so join the MH Folk on Friday, April 7, at 6.30pm for Barleyshakes’ 7pm performance. For more information or to book online, visit www.mapletonhall.org Adults, $22/ Conc. $17. Kids under 14 are free! Food and refreshments are on sale, and the evening is ByO. Don’t miss this show, and live music locally!

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“I started racing when I was 30 years old. I’ve raced motorbikes for 27 years. At first in England, the Isle of Man, a few times in Europe, then we went to Japan where I raced a 1200cc vintage bike. While in Japan I was invited to race in Daytona, UsA.” A veteran of the sport, Reg has won many races and two championships but was never injured while racing. However, he defines the fateful morning of October 28, 2016 as one ride too many. Brenda recalled: “We got up early, went outside and sat on the swing seat over in the forest. We listened to birdsong and watched the sunrise while eating breakfast. “I told Reg that I was going back to bed and he said he was going for a ride. Had I gone with him I would have been on the lead Far left: bike.” Winner at Astride his 1200cc Vintage yamaha V-Max, Reg Motorcycle headed south along Festival in Maleny-stanley River Japan Road. He slowed, approaching a bend with a steep incline

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beyond. One he had traversed many times. A truck followed by two cars was just beyond the bend and out of sight. They were almost stationary. Reg’s bike cruised around the curve. He was faced with the bank of traffic. There was no time to brake. To avoid hitting the rear vehicle, he swerved to the left and went down the inside kicking off the footrest so that the bike went first. I spoke with Lauren Kurth as she and her sister Justine Baker, a nurse at Maleny Hospital were first on the scene. Lauren shares her experience. “The bike flipped from just past our driveway and tumbled over in mid-air. The rider came off the bike a metre beyond our driveway, hit the culvert on the neighbour’s driveway and landed face down. “We removed the helmet because the guy said he couldn’t breathe. He murmured the name Reg. “An off-duty fireman was next on the scene. It was he who instructed us to shift Reg as he was moving his legs and trying to climb out of the culvert.” Within fifteen minutes the ambulance, police and fire trucks arrived. Reg’s leather suit was cut from his body in order to assess the injuries. Reg’s angels that day stayed with him until the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted him to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital. By this time, Brenda was beginning to worry as Reg hadn’t returned and it was past nine o’clock. Then there was a knock on the door. “A policeman came to let me know about the crash and said that Reg had been airlifted to Brisbane. I was stunned. He asked if I had someone who could stay with me. Our neighbours were not at home but their daughter cancelled going to work and came with me to Brisbane.” Reg’s injuries were life threatening. A ruptured spleen, brain haemorrhage and smashed ribs. That was just for starters. His spine was damaged in three places and the lower right arm was broken. Reg was put into an induced coma where he remained for two weeks. Fortunately, Reg’s legs survived the crash. Once it was established that he would not be paralysed, having the use

of his legs went a long way towards rehabilitation. “The physiotherapist had me walking with a frame and saw that I wasn’t putting much weight on my hands. He just slid the frame away and I kept walking. “I burst into tears and thought wow, I’m going to walk again. I’m going to live again. I’m going to be whole again.” Reg spent six weeks in Princess Alexandra Hospital, about ten days at Caloundra for rehabilitation and the remainder in Maleny Hospital before he was allowed home for Christmas. “While Reg was home he continued with his rehab exercises. When he went back he was walking without a stick. The staff were so impressed he was discharged,” said Brenda. Reg applauds those who cared for him: roadside assistance, the RACQ LifeFlight team, all hospital workers from wardsmen through to the surgeons. “The biggest gems that I’ve come across are Australian medical workers. They are just fantastic,” said Reg beaming at his perceived good fortune. Brenda speaks about the support she received: “My sister Valerie cancelled a holiday and flew out from England. People kept phoning to see how Reg was and would come and have a cup of tea with me. so many people took me down to Brisbane. It just warms my heart.” Working out in his home gym twice a day is paramount for Reg Bolton. Brenda includes that he does laps of the outside of the house and up the high steps up to eight times, a couple of times every day. Reg admits that it’s going to be a challenge not to get on a motorbike again but cites his first love as Brenda whom he met when she was 13 and he 15. He gives thanks that Brenda chose not to ride in the lead on October 28. Radiating positivity, Reg looks forward to their next adventure, albeit not on a motorcycle.

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Col Finley’s Collective: 25 SO NGS for 2 5 Y EA RS after a successful fundraising concert this year, singer / songwriter col Finley is “staying above the blue” to sing for a special birthday event at the Maleny show. creating music to combat personal demons, col celebrates a quarter of a century of music making. Col Finley the performer Image Kat Blackwell Photography

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y ANy MEAsURE, Col Finley’s story is one of success. The Maleny singer/songwriter is highly regarded in the music industry, having recorded five albums over a 25-year career and performed at prestigious events across Australia and the Us. But it came at a high price. “I was a police-dog handler with the RAAF—young, fit and healthy—but my heart was with my music. After six years, my sergeant said I was a much better singer/songwriter than dog handler, and he encouraged me to leave the RAAF and make music my career.” Aged 24, Col hit the road, touring Australia and proving his sergeant right. As a young front man to a band of seasoned musicians, he lived the stereotypical life of a muso on the road. Col admits he abused his body and his mind. “I felt a bit jittery before each performance, so having a drink calmed the nerves. After the gigs, we’d light up a joint to relax.

I didn’t realise that the drugs and grog were masking a condition and had become a major part of my life. “Drugs, sex and rock’n’roll; you know the story. I had a son during that time, Clay, but left when he was four as I was not the sort of bloke a kid should have around. “We remained estranged, meeting only briefly, until three years ago. He’s now a terrific 20-year-old, and I’m very proud of him. The father has become the mate.” Col hit rock bottom before he began to climb out again. He owes his life, quite literally, to his best friend and wife, Nellie (Janelle Braden), herself a singer/songwriter. “We met when I wrote a song for her album she was recording in 2002, and our friendship grew. Nellie’s family were dairy farmers along the Mary Valley and I lived in Tamworth. I’d often ring her in the middle of the night to talk my way out of a dark place. Eventually, she moved to Tamworth to be with me.” But Col was still on the drug treadmill, overusing the dangerous synthetic form of marijuana. Nellie came home unexpectedly one day to find Col unconscious on the floor. His body had shut down. He was rushed to Tamworth Base Hospital.

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“I came to with Nellie sitting by my bed, holding my hand, crying. I woke out of my fug and realised that this beautiful woman, carrying our first child, was more important than all the drugs and grog. I was released from hospital and have never touched drugs since.” They married in Tamworth in 2009, and when sons Levi and Diezel were just toddlers, bought a 31-foot caravan and toured as a family band for three years. “Watch out Australia, here we come! “It was all about showing the kids that Australia has more to offer than what they found in books and TV. Nellie and I performed as a duo, but the kids were always on stage, trying to sing over us. We learnt to turn their mics down. The crowd loved us and we loved the life.” Three years ago, the family settled in Maleny so Nellie could be near her family. Col met fellow muso Paul ‘Richo’ Richardson. “We were sitting on the verandah having a coffee when the conversation got around to depression and anxiety. It turns out we both had similar backgrounds. “Part of my recovery had been to make contact with the Beyond Blue organisation, so Richo and I decided to record an album as a fundraiser.” Col wrote Above the Blue, a song that soared in the charts and became the title of the album. “With a mix of country, blues and roots, it is designed to lift listeners ‘Above the Blue’,” explained Col. This idea turned into a h u g e l y successful venture. They launched the album at an event sponsored by Maleny Apex Col's family: Nellie, Col, Clay, Levi and Diezel

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and local businesses in Maleny in November 2015. The project raised over $15,000! “Apart from a small amount that included legal fees, it all went to Beyond Blue,” Col said proudly. All of the money had come from Maleny. This got Col, Richo and the ATB Team thinking: imagine if all that money was returned to the same community. What they could do with it! The result is the new-direction Above the Blue 2, an ongoing project to raise funds for local needs in mental health. Col and Richo’s dream is becoming a reality. “This is just the start,” said Col. “This community has helped us so much, our aim is to give something back—to help those who, like us, need a little direction and help.” Meanwhile, Col will be in the studio, recording 25 of his songs for a new album The Collective, to celebrate his 25 years as an independent recording artist and readying for Country Rocks the Mountains at Maleny show, June 2 and 3. Experience Golden Guitar Winner Luke O’shea, Indy Band of the year Col Finley Band and International Recording Artist Chris staff who is currently #1 on the National Country Charts - it is all free once you’ve paid the main gate admission.


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lantana and were really encouraged by the abundance of life appearing in the areas they had worked so hard to improve.” It is worth noting that The Wildlife Land Fund Ltd’s property acquisitions and management are only made possible by bequests of specific land, government and philanthropic grants, donations of land and funds by individuals, groups and corporations and cash bequests. It conducts its operations through a strong network of members, volunteers and experts throughout Queensland. “Our vision is to contribute to an ecologically sustainable future for people and wildlife by conserving Queensland's natural environment. The government alone can’t do this, so we have to act,” Matt believes. The Wildlife Land Fund Ltd complements the work of other organisations by focussing on a network of smaller land parcels, generally of less than 2000 hectares. “It is important to recognise to recognise the people who have generously donated land to help our cause,” continues Matt. “WLFL currently owns or is the principal trustee of three properties in Queensland. These are the Neil Holloway Reesville Nature Refuge, Witta Conservation Reserve Nature Refuge and the Bukkulla Conservation Park in Marlborough, central Queensland. “Witta Nature Refuge is a 7.3 ha freehold block located near Maley, in s.E. Qld. This land was donated by Mr Legh Davis.

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ExPECTED THAT THE new centre at Mary Cairncross scenic Reserve was going to be impressive. After a $4.7 million spend - one would hope so. And it was better than I had imagined. I was most grateful for that beautiful view of the heritage-listed Glass House Mountains - that I did not need to cross the road for. Volunteer Karen Hunter suggested I first venture up the magnificent new elevated boardwalk, which leads you through the trees and the Discovery Centre to the viewing platform. I breathed in the expanse with two couples - one Queenslanders, and the others European. "We see a lot of international people - half the British Isles have passed through, Buddhist monks, from toddlers to aged care groups - the facilities include wheelchair access up to the viewing deck," said Karen. "They love it. There was a German fellow today - he thought it was the best rainforest and best display. He was quite excited. "you don't get a view and a rainforest together - it is rare to get both.” Karen moved to Maleny two years ago, "I'm a bird watching person, that's my attraction to the reserve - there's a lot of different species of birds here. "This is the heart of Maleny for the public - the Glass House Mountains - and accessible for locals. you can come walking at six in the morning." Karen says volunteers receive lots of education days, "We're learning and can pass that on to the public. "They come from elsewhere, they don't know a lot of local law and history or understand the environment." The Thynne sisters – Elizabeth, Mabel and Mary – with the aid of their brother Ted, gifted the reserve land to Council in 1941 in honour of their mother, Mary Cairncross.

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Karen believes they showed a lot of foresight and awareness of how important environmental tourism would be. she paid tribute to the previous management committees, including Rotary, as well as the involvement of Barung and other groups, saying that the reserve draws it all together. "The volunteer guides for school groups are trained in botany, and tailor tours around the curriculum for that class. "There's a new seating area for the kids if it's raining, we had 80 schools last year." Karen says now the centre is located next to the café and viewing platform - it entices people in, and for those on a schedule or with a disability, it gives people a taste of the rainforest. The Dusk to Dawn exhibition is an excellent example of how the modern displays can attract a younger audience, and the Friends of Mary Cairncross contributed to the AV component.

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Mary cairncross scenic reserve rainforest discovery centre: n was officially opened by the governor of Queensland, His excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey ac, February 27, 2017 n former governor of Queensland, sir Henry abel smith officially opened the reserve in 1960 n created 261 jobs during construction, 92 per cent sunshine coast locals n more than 200 reptiles and wildlife were relocated for the build n cost $4.7 million: $319,000 of gold coin donations, $30,000 from the Friends of Mary cairncross, $3.51 million from council, $1 million Queensland tourism infrastructure Fund, $250,000 the Mary cairncross scenic reserve Management advisory committee

sue Tanner says many of the Friends of Mary Cairncross are volunteers and guides. "We're all very pleased that it happened so quickly," said sue. "I think it is spectacular - the stonework, the timber - the natural materials are beautiful. It makes a much better experience for children and adults. It has really enhanced the ways to experience the rainforest." Council's Environmental Officer, Dean West agrees. It is his sixth year at the Reserve and it is his aim for people to discover, enjoy and respect it. "Once people just came to the café - now they can come and learn about the environment without having to take the whole walk.” sensitively designed to fit in with the look and feel of the reserve, he said, "Most people absolutely love it -

architecturally it is quite striking. "you'll find a lot more to do in this centre - it offers more discovery material." He demonstrated the clever use of technology - with ipads highlighting secret images in the walls, and the ease of accessing information through multi-sensory experiences. Things open and shut, there are microscopes, creepy crawlies and headphones to listen in. "It engages with the next generation - which encourages their parents." He believes that it is helping people know why we shouldn't walk off the tracks, stomp to take a photo, or let our kids swing on branches. "If we can learn to understand and respect what is in there, the longer it will exist. It is not a huge piece of land - we need to make it last.”


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WHICH BUSINESS STRUCTURE IS RIGHT FOR YOU? An important consideration to contemplate when starting a new business is the type of business structure that best suits your needs. Issues that you should consider when choosing the suitable structure range from on issues of liability and how best to protect yourself and your business from liability to financial and practical concerns. 1. SOLE TRADER Assets and liabilities of the business belongs to the owner of the business – you. As there is no fire wall between your personal and business assets you would be personally liable in all aspects of your business. Some of the advantages are that this is a simple structure to set up and maintain; your retain effective control and as you are not an employee of your business you don’t have to make compulsory superannuation contributions, pay payroll tax or workers’ compensation for yourself. The greatest disadvantage is the unlimited liability which means that your personal assets are at risk should you be sued. 2. PARTNERSHIPS A partnership is not a separate legal entity but rather an association of individuals or entitles which come together for the purpose of carrying on a business activity with a view to making a profit. The assets of the partnership belong to the individual partners jointly rather than to a separate legal entity. The greatest advantage is probably that it is relatively easy and cheap to set up. But again the main disadvantage is the issue of the joint and several liability of partners. In practical terms this means that should one partner be unable to pay his or her share of a partnership debt then the remaining partner is fully liable for the whole of that debt despite any agreement to the contrary between the partners. 3. COMPANY A company is a separate legal entity and capable of owning assets it its own name. The main advantages are that this structure has limited liability for its shareholders, it is a structure which is commercially well understood and accepted and there are many choices as to the distribution of profits and losses to the shareholders. The greatest disadvantage is that it is expensive to set up and to maintain as it requires greater accounting and accountability obligations than say a sole trader. Control of the company lies with its directors so this may or may not be a disadvantage. IN CONCLUSION As a guideline, the characteristics of a good business structure are flexibility so that the structure can cope with changing circumstances with minimum consequences to the business; minimisation of exposure to liability; minimisation of costs such as tax and the efficient distribution of profits and losses.



A triple A for Mapleton sometimes you walk in to a shop that is not quite like anything you’ve seen before. Art Antiques Antlers in Mapleton is such a place- with such an eclectic array, over half the wares are shipped off to homes all over the world.

by Victoria McGuin


RT ANTIQUES ANTLERS greets you with curios, tantalising objects from the past, unique jewellery, Victoriana, and even a huge Texas Longhorn head mount on the wall. Keep walking through and you will see intriguing and beautiful works of art, some by extremely established names, such as Norman Lindsay. These are nestled amongst antique furniture, from a 1920s dark wood umbrella stand to an elegant chaise longue or two.

“I’m a collector, and I like to source ‘hard to find’ pieces,” owner Ellen Cummings tells me. “We really do have one-off pieces, and I try to find things with a touch of elegance or glamour.” Despite a lifelong passion for antiques, it has taken Ellen over 40 years to reach this point. “I’ve been a teacher for 35 years, and I still am!” she says with a smile. “I’ve taught in Nambour for 20 years, everything from home economics to art to special education, and I’ve been a guidance officer. “I was planning to be a dress designer when I was young, but ended up doing home economics at QUT because back then textiles was involved, so it had a fashion connection. Teaching wasn’t really planned, but I like working with kids... although when I taught my sons at st John’s it was tricky because they were very cheeky!” she admits to trying to realise her dream in the past. “I have had a fashion and antique business previously, but I

Left: Visitors browse around quirky Art Antiques Antlers in Mapleton

Right: An eclectic mix inside

was a single mum with three kids, and I was studying, so I had to put business on hold.” Finally, 12 months ago, the Mapleton shop became Ellen’s, and she was overjoyed that the family business could begin. “I used to come up to Mapleton for school camps and see this shop. I even worked with Marian Bull for a while who had the first antique shop here.” Ellen was living in Cooroy, “I found a house in Montville that would fit all my furniture, so that was that.” An artist herself, Ellen works with acrylics, creates collages of family portraits, and paints comical portraits. “I’m an abstract artist, not traditional. I also change my style all the time,” she admits. “Most of my work is by order by people who know me, and it takes me a couple of years as I don’t have the time, but they are happy to wait.” some of Ellen’s hand-painted furniture is in the shop, but more of her work is at her Montville showroom. My eyes are drawn to some striking dot paintings in a far corner, one in particular I would love to buy myself. “That’s by Carole Hartwig, called Dot Painting of our Time, and it came from the Aarwun Gallery in Canberra,” Ellen tells me with a hint of pride. I enjoy the fact that there are hidden surprises in this space, and it has the comforting smell of a room full of history. A more quirky vision is candelabras made from deer antlers. “Did you know that over time old antlers fall off and new ones begin to grow?” Ellen asks me. somehow these fallen antlers have found a new purpose through Ellen’s shop, bringing candlelight and atmosphere to dinner parties and events.

“I have started working in events now, hiring out some of our pieces for wedding proposals, engagements and weddings. It’s something very different, and clients love that.” Ellen said choosing the first part of the name - art and antiques was easy. “I thought antlers seemed very male, and I wanted to add that element, invite the ‘urban cowboys’ in!” she laughs. “I wanted a masculine and feminine theme to connect to the man cave and female parlour.” she also gives back to the community, donating pieces for fundraising activities to the Lions, Bowls Club, and Blackall Range Care Group. Her family complain she is neglecting them, but they help in their own way. “My mother used to work here, and whenever she gives me things for the shop, they sell instantly!” Ellen laughs. “My twin sons also help. Brent did the renovations in the shop, and Kirk is my accountant. “Both are studying overseas at the moment, one in Colombia, one in Chile, and I am stuck with Brent’s cockatoo, Gary. He’s about 10 years old, so he’ll be around for another 90 years!” Ellen’s daughter, April, is an architect and her mum’s business advisor. “she is supposed to be designing my emblem. I know what I want, but she’s 26 years old, busy, and Mum’s last on the list. “Maybe I’ll get her to do it for me for Mother’s day, before I’m an antique…” Art Antiques Antlers is open every day between 10am and 2pm. shops 3&4, corner of Post Office and Obi Obi roads, Mapleton. Ph: 0414 782 079

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HIs Is THE 9th year of the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest, showcasing produce and producers from the Mary Valley and surrounding districts. Graeme White, coordinator for the Food Fest, shares some of the upcoming treats in store. “We have five wineries coming – traditional, fruit and organic – with these boutique wines available for tasting. “Chef Peter Wolfe from Cedar Creek Bushfood Farm will be demonstrating at 10.30am and 1.30pm, and Primal Influence, Aimee and Clint will demonstrate cooking at 11.30 am and 12.30pm.” you can also enjoy Queensland cheese! Red Malling and Roma Malling cheese were developed by Poppa Hansen in the early 20th century in the district of Malling, on the Darling Downs.

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In 1990, Kenilworth Country Foods Pty Ltd purchased the recipe from the Hansen family and today their cheese makers follow the traditional method, which results in its unique texture and flavour. “We have stalls that have been with us from our first festival,” Graeme continues, “Kenan’s Catering, Turkish Food, The Van from Hoian, Vietnamese Food, stella May Fine Foods, and The Maleny Pie Guy. It’s an eclectic mix of fine foods” The festival will have the popular Great Cheese Rolling Competition, and the Cheester Egg Hunt for kids ages 4-7 only, plus the Easter Hat Parade for all ages. Other fun attractions are Camel Rides, Macdonald’s Baby Animal Farm, live music by Rubatuba and much more to keep everyone well fed and entertained. Rediscover the simple pleasure of a day in the country that the whole family will enjoy. Come and celebrate Easter saturday in Kenilworth, the Heart of the Mary Valley. Entry to the Festival is free. www.kenilworthfoodfest.org.au

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T Is COMING UP to 15 years that Thierry and Cindy Clerc from Le Relais Bressan have been serving exquisite French meals in Flaxton, and they now announce the opening of their new French Dry Pantry. Every year they sojourn back to Thierry’s homeland, "We're going again in september, it is a chance to check things and what to bring home - yes!" When last there, Thierry visited the small village of Tain l’Hermitage and the home of Valrhona, touted as the world’s finest chocolate. He was so impressed he now imports it and other French goods - duck confit, pâtés, foie gras, French cordials. And for those of you who are familiar with their authentic baguettes, they aren't in the pantry - but you can have one for lunch! "Our other big change is we are starting our express lunch - a lot of people have asked us to do that!" so the couple have reintroduced their French-filled baguettes: salad with smoked salmon, Camembert cheese, leg ham, pâté or terrine with tomato, lettuce, carrot and homemade French dressing. It is a joint effort, said Thierry, "We're both chefs and do all the prep all together, then I see to the restaurant and Cindy cooks.” When asked what are their best sellers, Thierry replies, "Our snails in garlic butter are very, very popular, and so are our desserts - crème brûlée, profiterole, crêpe suzette." sounds delicious! you can sample their set menus: $29 for two courses or $35 for three courses, and you'll also find their à la carte favourites. Le Relais Bressan at 344 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton is open Wednesday to sunday, and Monday lunch. Reserve your table today on 5445 7157.

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Indulge Your Senses Regardless of whether it is fine dining or a casual café you can be sure that unique culinary experience awaits. The Hinterland Times Food, Drink and Dine Guide introduces visitors and reminds locals about the delicious dining options on the range. Spoilt with local fresh produce, stunning views and village atmospheres, be tempted to explore our food haven. Bon Appetit.




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39 Maple Street, Maleny Q 4552 | 07 5494 2118 www.sweetsonmaple.com.au | OPEN 7 DAYS 39 Maple Street, Maleny Q 4552 | 07 5494 2118 www.sweetsonmaple.com.au | OPEN 7 DAYS 39 Maple Street, Maleny Q 4552 | 07 5494 2118 www.sweetsonmaple.com.au |


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Daawat Indian Restaurant

Hotel Maleny

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 6 Bunya Street MALENY Phone 07 5494 2013 Web malenyhotel.com.au OPEN Lunch: Mon - Fri 11.30am – 2.30pm Dinner: Mon - Fri from 5.30pm Sat & Sun: all day dining from 11.30am

4/45 Maple Street MALENY 07 5435 2461 dawaatindianmaleny.com.au 7 days: 11.00am – 2.00pm 4.00pm – 9.00pm

Indulgent Flavours of India. Dine In & Takeaway. BYO. Air-conditioned. Birthday Parties, Corporate Bookings & Catering for your functions. Best Butter Chicken around!


Quality dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Daily specials. Bar, Bistro, Functions & Accom. Liquour Legends. Member discounts. Courtesy bus available.


Concept Coffee

Spicers Tamarind

Address Shop 6 Riverside Centre 2 Maple St MALENY Phone 07 5370 2906 Web facebook.com/ConceptCoffeeMaleny OPEN Mon - Fri: 7.00am - 4.00pm Sat - 7.00am - 12.00pm, Sun Closed Internet Café. Healthy breakfast options, gf & refined sugar free cakes, wholesome snacks and raw treats. Locally roasted vintage coffee & a variety of beverages on offer. Relax over looking the Obi Obi creek or grab something on the run.

Address Phone Web OPEN



88 Obi Lane South MALENY 07 5420 5420 spicersretreats.com Breakfast: 7 days 7.30am - 10am Lunch: Fri to Sun from 12pm Dinner: Tue to Sun from 5pm

Gourmet Breakfast, A la Carte modern Thai & Asian Cuisine, Jazz in the Forest 1st Sunday of the month. Cooking Classes available Saturdays. Be inspired with a choice of Italian, French or Thai. Bookings essential.


Cappriccio’s Italian Restaurant

Lumbini Nepalese Restaurant

The Garden Maleny

Maleny Marketplace

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 55 Maple Stree, MALENY Phone 07 5435 2493 Web facebook.com/themalenymarketplace OPEN 7 Days: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Riverside Centre MALENY 07 5499 9444 cappricciospizzas.com.au Tue to Sun: 4.00pm – 10.00pm Lunch Sat & Sun: from 11.30am

Licensed & B.Y.O. Live entertainment every friday! Delicious traditional Italian food. Dine in, takeaway or home delivery. Prices to please. Huge menu. Overlooking the Obi Obi River.

11 Coral Street MALENY 07 5435 2912 lumbini.com.au Lunch: 11.00am – 3.00pm Dinner: 5.00pm – late

Open 7 days . “A high altitude food served with great attitude” come and try our momo, crispy duck & tantalizing lamb shank in curry sauce & many more. Variteis of vegetarian & gluten free option available.

34 Mountain View Rd MALENY 07 5499 9928 thegardenmaleny.com.au Mon to Fri: 9.00am – 4.30pm Sat & Sun: 8.00am – 4.30pm

Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & cakes. We offer unique homemade cakes with all food made on site (GF/DF/NF/Vegetarian avail). BYO. High tea & group bookings welcome. FREE wifi. Kids play area.

Maleny Marketplace is located at the top end of Maple Street sited in an old Workshop with relics still visible. Visitors can choose from a contemporary mix of organic foods and drinks, grown and prepared on site.




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Maleny Food Co.

The Orangery Maleny

The Terrace Seafood Restaurant

Beerwah Hotel

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 10 Mountain View Road, Mary Cairncross corner MALENY Phone 07 5435 2545 Web theorangerymaleny.com.au OPEN 7 days: From 8.00am Dinner only: Thurs - Sat From 5.30pm Imagine sipping champagne with a leisurely meal or afternoon tea on our long verandas, gazing at the glorious Sunshine Coastline. Light meals to a la carte, tapas, weddings functions, high teas. A wide range of freshly baked gluten free goodies.

Address Cnr Maleny-Landsborough Rd & Mountain View Rd MALENY Phone 07 5494 3700 Web terraceofmaleny.com.au OPEN Open 7 days Lunch: from 12pm, Dinner from 6pm An award winning restaurant with expansive coastal views, specialising in seafood platters using ocean fresh Mooloolaba seafood & locally sourced produce. A special occasion’s destination offering a la carte, fine dining, functions & Christmas parties.

Address Cnr. Mawhinney St & Beerwah Pd BEERWAH Phone 07 5494 0555 Web beerwahhotel.com.au OPEN 7 Days. Lunch: 12.00 noon Dinner: 5.30pm Beerwah Hotel is an iconic, family owned hotel with an enviable reputation for its great food & magnificent atmosphere. Quality entertainment, featuring Country bands on the second Saturday of every month. Dining areas inside or outside, kids play area.

37 Maple Street MALENY 07 5494 2860 malenyfoodco.com Mon - Frid: 8.30am - 5pm Weekends: 8am - 4pm

Award winning artisan gelato & sorbet made in Maleny. Deli style dining in our café, gourmet cheeses & cured meats in our walk in fromagerie.

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13 Secrets on the Lake Café & Gallery Address Phone Web OPEN

207 Narrows Rd MONTVILLE 07 5478 5888 secretsonthelake.com.au Tue to Fri: 9.00am – 4.00pm Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Enjoy breakfast, lazy lunches, great coffee & homemade cakes on Secrets Deck with stunning views over Lake Baroon. Groups welcome, why not spoil yourself & book for a gorgeous High Tea. Gallery and accomodation on site.

Elements at Montville Address Phone Web OPEN



38 Kondalilla Rd MONTVILLE 07 5478 6212 elementsmontville.com.au Wed to Mon: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Fabulous teahouse, interiors & gift store overlooking the Kondalilla falls. Delish breakfast. Light lunches. Home baked goodies. Limited seating. Small functions welcome. Bridal & Baby Showers a must.

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Fishtales Café

Address 127 Main Street MONTVILLE

Address 11 Obi Obi Rd MAPLETON Phone 07 5478 6248 OPEN Thurs - Mon: 11:30am - 7:30pm


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Daily: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Quality handmade Chocolates & Patisseries, great Coffee & one of the best views around. Celebration cakes made to order.

Drop into Mapleton for delicious Fish and Chips. Freshly prepared to order, we offer fish & chips and burgers, in a relaxed café setting overlooking the Lilyponds park. Lunch and Dinner, BYO, dine in or take away.






Flame Hill Vineyard

Montville Café Bar Grill

Maudy’s Bistro & Bar

7 days: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Address 249 Western Ave MONTVILLE Phone 07 5478 5920 Web flamehill.com.au OPEN 7 Days: 10.30am - 5.30pm Sunday Brunch: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Address Phone Web OPEN

NOW OPEN at Chic & Sassy Boutique - Serving small savoury & sweet luncheon selections daily with their very own exclusive Sassy coffee blend. Enjoy a grab & go or feel welcome to sit & enjoy the beautiful garden setting.

Ethically & sustainably produced from our vineyards & farms, guaranteeing patrons an experience of paramount quality at this magnificent location featuring breathtaking ocean views and mountain vistas.

Address 466 Maleny Kenilworth Road WITTA Phone 07 5494 4411 Web maudys.com.au OPEN Wed to Fri: 10.00am – 8.45pm Sat: 8.00am – 8.45pm Sun: 8.00am – 6.30pm Mon: 10.00am – 6.30pm, Tue Closed

Sassy Beans and Bites Address 134 Main St MONTVILLE Phone 07 5478 5777 facebook.com/chicandsassyboutique Web montville




126 Main Street MONTVILLE 07 5478 5535 montvillepub.com.au Everyday: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Great food at pub prices. Dine in our ambient restaurant or enjoy your meal in the beautifully landscaped beer garden. Phone to use our FREE courtesy bus pickup & drop off service. Live music Fri night, Sat and Sun 12-4pm


Excellent modern cuisine with a twist. Come & try our share plate, a glass of wine or a craft beer.


The Edge Restaurant

Little May Espresso

Montville Gourmet Pizzeria

Witta General Store

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 1/174 Main Street MONTVILLE Phone 07 5478 5015 OPEN Daily: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address Shop 1/466 Maleny Kenilworth Road WITTA Phone 07 5494 4411 Web www.maudys.com.au OPEN 7 days: 6.30am - 6.30pm

127-133 Main St MONTVILLE 07 5442 9344 mayfieldonmontville.com.au Mon to Sun: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Savour our delicious modern cuisine on the deck overlooking stunning views. The perfect location to enjoy a champagne breakfast, leisurely lunch, or coffee & cake. Licensed.

Born from our love of great coffee & tasty fresh food, Little May is a space to unwind, relax & recharge. Join us for breakfast, lunch & house baked sweet treats. Dietary requirements catered for, no fuss. All food available all day. BYO. Catering services available.

202 Main Street MONTVILLE 07 5442 9505 montvillegourmetpizzeria.com Sun - Thurs: 10.00am – 8.00pm Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Gourmet Pizza, Pasta & Salads. Open for lunch & dinner, 7 days. Dine in or takeaway. Licensed & BYO.

Situated next door to Maudy’s Restaurant. Focusing on day to day staples, take away gourmet burgers and fish & chips . We stock our own artisan roasted coffee “ Witta organic coffee”.



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Le Relais Bressan

Address 16/18 Queen St NAMBOUR Phone 07 5441 3510 OPEN Mon to Fri: 8.00am – 3.30pm Sat: 8.00am – 2.00pm

Address 344 Flaxton Drive FLAXTON Phone 07 5445 7157 OPEN Lunch: Wed to Mon Dinner: Wed to Sun Closed: Mon night & all Tue

Entirely Gluten free & Grain free Café offering all day breakfast & seasonal lunch menu. Cakes & other treats all baked on site daily. Tim Adams Coffee.

French Dinning at its best. A la carte lunch and dinner. House Special 2 course set menu $29, 3 course set menu for $35. NEW express lunch menu (dine in) available.

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Flaxton Gardens

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 313-327 Flaxton Drive FLAXTON Phone 07 5445 7450 Web flaxtongardens.com.au OPEN 7 days: 10:00am - 3:00pm Thur to Mon: Happy hr from 5pm, Dinner from 5:30pm Experience excellence in food at prices that won’t send you broke. Whether you choose a relaxed breakfast, al fresco lunch on the terrace, a High Tea on the veranda or dine within our restaurant we can ensure you quality throughout.

28 Main Street PALMWOODS 07 5445 9003 palmwoodshotel.com.au 7 Days. Lunch: 12.00 noon Dinner: 5.30pm

Palmwoods Hotel is a family owned Hotel with an enviable reputation for its great food, legendary steaks & quality entertainment. Check out our monthly Entertainment. Perfect for lunch & dinner 7 days a week, functions or even weddings.


Tamarind Retreat is a place to nourish both body and soul.

Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and try The Tamarind’s brand new menu. Call 5420 5420 to book. spicerstamarindretreat.com



Indian Palace

Flaxton Barn

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address Phone Web OPEN

1 Koorawatha Lane PALMWOODS 07 5445 9882 indianpalaceeumundi.com.au Mon to Sun: 4.30pm – 8.30pm

FULLY LICENSED BYO Wine only, (No Corkage). Dine in, Take Away, Delivery, Fully Air Conditioned. Now serving Chinese & Thai too.


445 Flaxton Drive FLAXTON 07 5445 7321 flaxtonbarn.com.au Thur to Tues: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Relax & enjoy our home-baked delights. Scrumptious Buttermilk Scones, Grandmas Famous Apple Pie, Premium Harvest Coffee & Gourmet lunch platters featuring local produce. A treasure trove of Antiques, Giftwares, Boutique wines & Gourmet foods.

$29 2 Course Set Menu $35 3 Course Set Menu $25 Last Friday of each month Special meal & dessert (dinner only) NEW Express Lunch Menu (Dine in)

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MON: FREE POOL ALL DAY 2 Roast dinners + dessert $20

TUE: STEAK NIGHT 200gm Rump + Pot of Beer, Glass of house wine or glass of Soft drink $16 Deep Stack Poker 6:00pm Prize Pool $100

THUR: PARMY NIGHT Chicken Parmy with choice of 5 toppings $16 NRL on the Big Screen $15 Pizzas from 5:30pm

FRI: ‘THE CARTON DRAW’ Win up to 30 cartons of beer.

Seafood Tray Raffles from 4:00pm ‘Lucky Diner Draw’ Win a $50 voucher if your meal receipt is drawn out. $15 Pizzas from 5:30pm

SAT: ALL DAY DINING from 11:30am.

TAB facilities with losing punter draws done at 2, 3 & 4pm. Bar Snacks. NRL on the Big Screen $15 Pizzas Lunch and Dinner

SUN: HOT CHOOK RAFFLES NRL on the Big Screen $15 Pizzas Lunch & Dinner

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Alison and Neale Fischer are back managing the beautiful Terrace Cottages of Maleny, a simple stroll to the renowned Terrace Seafood Restaurant

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he Terrace Seafood reSTauranT and Terrace Cottages of Maleny have come together to create a perfect place to eat and unwind, thanks to owners Pauline and craig Mitchell. "We always thought it was a great idea to have accommodation next door to our restaurant," says craig. "Guests can just stroll down for a meal and enjoy, without the worry of driving." In 2003 Pauline and craig Mitchell bought a property next door to their established business, The Terrace Seafood Restaurant. This property was originally owned by aub and Joyce Bergann and was connected to the motel next door, called The Logger’s Rest. Joyce and aub owned and operated this motel for a number of years and then expanded, built the cottages and called it Affaire d'Amour. When Pauline and craig bought Affair d'Amour it had six cottage-style rooms with lovely views, a swimming pool and a shed. Since then, they have built a conference room,

a penthouse villa, a studio villa and a wedding gazebo. They also bought the house next door as a manager’s residence. for a number of years the property was leased, but now Pauline and craig are back at the helm, along with their friends, experienced accommodation operators, neale and alison fischer. By serendipitous coincidence, neale and alison used to operate the late Joyce and aub’s motel about 10 years ago! The boutique accommodation has beautiful gardens boasting over 12 varieties of camellias, thanks to the late Joyce Bergann, and coastal and hinterland views. Mid-week packages are on offer, and include dinner at the Terrace Seafood Restaurant, enjoying the popular signature dish, the double Seafood Platter. Book your ‘wine and dine and stay’ packages at Maleny Terrace cottages by calling 5435 2569 and enjoy a perfect getaway for couples. www.malenyterracecottages.com.au


Clean water is our most essential resource yet the global community is increasingly polluting our water resources expanded to attract more than fifty active resellers working across Australia. The marketing is provided by a global online future focused support provider called saver6.com. Mr Lear’s other experience includes mechanical engineering and design innovations which led to this technology. He said ‘the contamination of water that you see around the world is created from fertiliser run off from farms, mine site waste water, industrial and commercial wash downs, retention dam flooding and building sites to name a few.’

Allan Lear the Director and Innovator for Water4use lives locally and has been a business owner for more than twenty five years including developing successful innovation patents that underpin his well known multi award wining company, The developed Water4use mobile Transportable Shade Sheds. treatment unit is aimed at targeting The Shade Shed business has onsite water recycling and reuse

opportunities and to reduce the massive environmental and financial cost of transportation. Mr Lear is currently seeking an International Patent and therefore it can’t be described in detail. In general terms the technology involves utilising filter medias in combinations and processes that are totally unique. Water4use testing carried out to date shows extremely positive results that were well beyond expectations. The versatility and mobility of the 250 kg 1.5m x 1.5 mt Water4use reuse units means they can be containerised and sent across the globe.


40 years

of history for Maleny Arts and Cras by MacG member Judy Tilley


T BeGan In a small way in 1977. elizabeth Mcdonald and a few others were interested in handcrafts and painting, so over a cup of tea at elizabeth’s house they decided to start a group to encourage others with similar interests. The first formal meeting was held on april 28, 1977 where a constitution was drafted so that they officially became the arts and crafts Group. elizabeth was the first president and fees were set at $2 per year. By the end of 1977 there were 36 members – spinners, artists, weavers and potters – too many to continue meeting at Barfold Studio (elizabeth’s home), so new accommodation had to be found elsewhere. a move was made to the Showgrounds underneath the Pavilion where the floor was unsealed and there was one power point! Groups were offered in painting, spinning, weaving, leatherwork and wood carving. Maleny must have taken the new arts and crafts Group to it’s heart – by the end of 1978 there were 119 members! The first fair (called an exhibition) was held at the beginning of november 1978 in the rSl hall. The workshop moved on in 1979 to the caboolture dairy co-op Building (the old Butter factory) in coral Street. MacG occupied these premises for the next four years. The second and third exhibitions Above: The Maleny (fairs) were held Arts and Crafts there. MacG’s workshop when it commercial side with was opened in 1986 the Butter factory open for sales on Right: The spinners Thursdays from group in the early 90s 10am – 2pm. Because the open days proved very popular it was decided to open a gallery in Maple Street. In 1980 lJ hooker offered one room of their office at 32 Maple Street. In 1981 the Group started a building fund to

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have their own workshop premises. They also moved to their current gallery address at 36 Maple Street, using the rear of the premises as a workshop with embroidery, spinning and weaving groups hiring the cWa rooms for three friday mornings per month. In May 1985 the group began to pay rent for the use of the gallery – having been allowed by the Katsaris family to use it rent free for five years. Their generosity helped MacG to raise the finance it needed to build the workshop and develop a permanent home. The group needed to raise $30,000 to gain a dollar-fordollar subsidy from the government. land was secured at the Showgrounds with a 20-year lease. Building commenced in october 1985 and completed in december of that year. The workshop has been extended twice since then. and this year the 280 members with 13 groups in MacG are celebrating its 40th birthday.

On Friday April 28 to May 1 MACG will be holding their May Fair in the Maleny Community Centre in Maple Street from 9am to 4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and 9am to 3pm Monday. For enquiries phone 5493 0811.

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The Art of Discarding

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

by Nagisa Tatsumi

by Jennifer Ryan

have you read “The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying” and/or “Spark Joy” by Marie Kondo? have you wondered where she got her inspiration from? The art of discarding was the catalyst for a young Marie Kondo and her tidying revolution that has taken the world by storm. In this slip of a book you will delve into the psychological snags that make people reluctant and often unable to discard things, author nagisa Tatsumi teaches us how letting go of unwanted things will transform our day-to-day happiness. This book provides practical tips and techniques to help readers let go of the stuff that is holding them back, as well as sage advice for acquiring less in the first place. It is time to live with less.

"Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? and precisely when we need it most!" In the idyllic village of chilbury change is afoot. hearts are breaking as sons and husbands leave to fight, and when the Vicar decides to close the choir until the men return, all seems lost. But coming together in song is just what the women of chilbury need, and they are ready to sing! With a little fighting spirit and the arrival of a new musical resident, the choir is reborn. Told through letters and journals, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir moves seamlessly from budding romances to village intrigues to heartbreaking matters of life and death. as we come to know the struggles of the charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit, we come to see how the strength each finds in the choir's collective voice reverberates in her individual life. uplifting and profoundly moving, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir explores how a village can endure the onslaught of war, and how survival is as much about friendship as it is about courage.

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Fabulous Flora: forest printmaking

Join in at the park for free kitemaking, scavenger hunts and loads of craft materials to create what you want, 10am-11.30am, Kenilworth Town Park. activity suitable for ages 5+. no bookings required.

held at 10 - 11.30am, and 12.30 - 2pm at Mary cairncross Scenic reserve. come and experiment with printmaking techniques with local artist dorothy haig. Inspired by and using treasures from the rainforest, you will make three art-cards using collograph, frottage and monoprint to take home or leave on display. These methods are simple, inexpensive and will have you looking more closely at the patterns and beauty in our native flora. The earlier workshop is for ages 5-9yrs, the later workshop for 10-15-yrs.

Thursday April 6

Sploder Game Creation learn to program your very own animated retro game using Sploder. activity suitable for ages 10+, 2pm-3.30pm. free. Bookings essential: nambour library. come along to this hands-on workshop where children explore fairy rings and fungal growth, make spore prints and do a mushroom murder mystery walk and more! for ages 4-8 years.

Thursday April 6

Plant, pulp and wildflower seed paper held at 10am-12noon at Mary cairncross Scenic reserve. Turn plants into paper to paint! learn how to make beautiful homemade seed paper from recycled paper pulp and wildflower seeds. for ages 4-7 years.

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Tuesday April 11

It’s a circus Join Sylph circus at Maleny high School hall for holiday workshops 4 to 7 years (9am-10am), 8 years to adult (10am to 12pm). Try or extend your skills on trapeze, silks and other aerial apparatus, basic tumbling and acro balance. See sylphcircus.com/program, for bookings contact cindy sylphcircus@gmail.com, 0412 262 253.

Wednesday April 12

Painting our local orchids Friday April 7

The wild taste of the rainforest held at 10 - 11.30am at Mary cairncross Scenic reserve. come and discover some of the unique fruits of australia’s native plants with Veronica cougan from Witjuti Grub Bushfood nursery. for ages 7-12 years.

from 10 - 11.30am at Maroochy regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. discover how easy it is to draw and paint the beautiful and endangered Swamp orchid which grows in rainforest right here on the Sunshine coast. for ages 5-9 years.

Wednesday April 12

Stop-Go Animation Monday April 10

April Fungi Eco-detectives held at 9.30am - 12noon at the Maroochy regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm creek road, Tanawha. how do mushrooms grow and where to they hide? come along to this hands-on workshop where children explore fairy rings and fungal growth, make spore prints and do a mushroom murder mystery walk and more! for ages 4-8 years.

create your own stop-go movie using lego bricks. activity suitable for ages 7+, 9:30am-11am at Beerwah library – free. Bookings essential: 5475 8989.

Thursday April 13

Easter Eggs: Decorating with plants

April Nature prints

from 10 - 11.30am at Maroochy regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. learn how to make beautiful, real easter eggs with natural dyes. Janine Bedros from ecollaboration will teach you how to use plants, foods and spices to create colourful, patterned works of edible art. for ages 7-12 years.

from 10 - 11.30am at Maroochy regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. hammer, stamp, scratch and roll! explore fun and simple printmaking techniques to make your own nature Prints. for ages 5-12 years

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Australasian Bat Night

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School is back but there is still more fun to be had with a free afternoon at Mary cairncross Scenic reserve to learn more about bats and the important role they play in our environment. check out information stalls, storytelling, BBQ dinner and an outdoor cinema. Bring a picnic and sit amongst the stars to watch the flying fox fly out at dusk. ** Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Registrations essential via Council’s website.



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Commemorate 100 years of the ANZAC

Who is Martin? Harry Hapgood was a prolific correspondent to his family in Maleny during World War I. His niece, Gwen Davis showed me his postcards and photo in Landsborough Museum's exhibition "Far from this land". Gwen discovered another letter and one century later it still gives us insight not only into life as a soldier, but also what it was like for the women watching the conflict from afar. She hoped HT readers could help her find out who wrote it. by Michelle Gilmore

On the desert 18-1-17 Dear Dora, Only a few lines to let you know that I am still amongst the living, and there is no daisies growing out of my toes yet thank Goodness. I received your small note in Ann's letter a few days ago. And was very pleased to hear from you & to know that you are all real well. Sorry to hear of Harries illness, but it is much better for him to take sick if he is not so strong before he gets over to this part of the country. As this climate will test the strongest. But I sincerely trust Harry is quiet well again ere this letter reaches you. Well Dora, you ask me if I get milk on my porridge. It is my own fault that I don't as there is a few old goats kicking around the desert, but I find I have not enough pace to catch them. So I have to go without. But I tell you what I did have for tea this evening. A big feed of treacle. One of my section mates was over to a canteen


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The Hapgood family and nine of their children in 1914 - Gwen Davis's father, 11 year old Ben is pictured between his parents

today And he bought a couple of tins of (Cocky's Joy). And by the time I had finished tea I was treacly from the eyes to the chin. I did have a blow out, the flies will be after me for a week. It was a great change from marmalade. I often wish I could slip in through the back door and get some of those cakes you used to make. A basin of junket would do. Never mind Dora, I hope it won't be very long before my wish comes true. But before I go any farther, one agreement I want you to sign before I go back is, that I have full use of the green chair in the music room. So I think you will agree. If not there will be trouble. So consider the matter over and let me know at an early opportunity. Remember me kindly to your Dad, Mum and rest of the family. And tell Dave I will write to him very shortly. And Dora

be sure and send me Harry's address and number when he sails so as I can write to him. You don't know how one appreciates a letter when he has left home & friends to join the fray. It's a big contract to sign on for but if one comes through it all, he will be satisfied he has done his duty. I say Dora, how does the last goodnight go now? I nearly forget how it goes explain to me in the next letter. Tell Iley I still have her photo with the puppies. Kind remembrance to Ted ask him on the quiet for me, has he got (any beer) Enough said I think Dora. Mum's the word. With love and best wishes to you all I will now say a fond Au Revoir. Love and best wishes, From the same old Kid, Martin xx

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Harry Hapgood with his parents Edward (Ted) and Lilias Emily Hapgood


hoPe MarTIn did return from the war to commandeer that green chair. It would have been unthinkable - dora hapgood and her brother harry's friends did not survive the war, there was a generation of families forever fractured by the conflict. "dora's boyfriend harold White was killed in france," explained her niece Gwen davis. This letter was written to dora when she was 18, "dora was a great cook and played the piano. ann and Iley were dora's sisters, her brother was dave and Ted was her father," said Gwen. "My dad was harry's brother - the youngest boy Ben, born 1903 and he attended school in Maleny." Before dora's brother harry enlisted, he worked cutting timber, building fences and doing general farm work. It was only a couple of months after this letter, exactly one hundred years ago from today, he found himself in egypt with the 11th light horse Training regiment. he spent his entire war in the Middle east, and sent photos and mementos to his family. The hapgoods moved to Maleny from new South Wales in 1910, "My grandparents ran Thynne's farm for several years." harry's eldest sister, floss (Mrs Bert hawkins) was first born of the ten children, and moved to Maleny a few years later. It seemed like Martin knew the family well, Gwen smiled, "It's funny about the beer - harry's mother never had alcohol in the house!"

Left: Gwen Davis enjoys volunteering at the Landsborough Museum, and delving through her family's and district's history

harry did return from the war and settled in Sydney. Gwen remembers his visits to Grandma. The hapgoods moved in the 20’s where the BP is at the Mooloolah connection road. dora never married. "When dora died - there was a whole suitcase of photos and letters - my other auntie gave it to me." It contained many items for the "far from this land" exhibition, including the mysterious letter. With a with a new exhibition opening in august at the landsborough Museum, this is the last anZac day to see harry hapgood's exhibit and hear tales of other locals some who did not return.

Happier times – Harold White, Dora, Harry and Edna Hapgood, Percy Green, Anne Hapgood and Frank Ford

This is the photo "Martin" mentions in his letter of Iley (or Emily Victoria) with the puppies

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Commemorate 100 years of the ANZAC

A re-enactment of MALENY’S GREAT DAY Maleny RSL wishes to re-enact the 1918 Victory March through Maleny, November 2018. In 1918, "practically every person in the district was present", and the crowd numbered "many hundreds" to rejoice in the end of World War I and anticipated re-union with their loved ones. Chris Brooker from Maleny RSL is keen to ascertain interest in the reenactment by calling a community meeting - already receiving interest from TS Centaur cadets and Mens’ Shed. Excerpts from Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, Friday 6th December, 1918. Page 4:

To celebrate the victory, a battleship "Sydney" was also used for "speechifying" at the close of the procession, and after this a picnic where "a mountain of cakes had vanished"


he ProceSSIon WaS over ½ mile in length, and started from the doctor’s residence, passed through the township to Mr. dunlop’s paddock. The efforts of the promoters were crowned with success, while the preparations of the participants were highly praiseworthy. heading the procession, as a symbol of the law and order that characterises the British dominions was our popular “John”, constable Mclaughlin, mounted on a fine steed. he was followed by a dozen returned men, heroes who had amply done their bit for the empire, and carrying the landsborough Shire councils War loan honour flag. There were succeeded by “John Bull” cleverly represented by Master Ted hankinson, whose getup on the big draught horse was quite imposing. our ever enthusiastic red cross workers next marched blithely along in suitable attire, gaily singing patriotic songs, the two leaders struggling with a huge red cross banner quite out of proportion to their own size, but considering the day, no task to them was impossible. Jack Tar was next represented by a number of boys, attired in sailor costume aboard the “Sydney”. This proved undoubtedly the greatest achievement of the day. Mr alfred cooke’s Studebaker car was converted into an ideal sham battle ship. The disguise was so perfect and so


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realistic. The “vessel” was 30 feet in length and masts, funnels, guns, life belts, port holes, anchors and all other warship necessaries were there in miniature; not even was the steering wheel missing. for as Mr cooke himself, acting as engineer saw to the successful “propelling of the vessel”, his son, Warden, as captain stood on the bridge and safely piloted the vessel at a speed hardly measurable in knots per hour, but nevertheless safely in its honoured position in the procession. Miss Irene cooke represented “Britannia” on board the vessel and manifested to all that the Trident still remained in her grasp. a prettily decorated buggy emblematic of australia followed, the proprietors of this being Mesdames r. Bryce and a. Webster. Then a number

of “natives” and “swagmen” whose disguise was too perfect to discover the originals, representing “White australia”, dragging an effigy of ex-Kaiser Bill behind them. a miscellaneous band, comprising accordions, mouthorgans, cornets, clarinets &c., whose music though more noisy than harmonious was nevertheless very cheering, followed. Mrs. alf Skerman’s buggy load prettily decorated represented new Zealand, and Messrs Peters and cole’s buggy representing canada were subject to much favourable comment. The rifle club, as infantrymen, were not numerically strong, but compensated for this by in their originality in displaying a home-made cannon drawn by a tiny pony.

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The victory day procession was over half a mile long!

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dawn Service, Maleny rSl Memorial hall


Montville dawn Service at Montville hall


Mapleton March starts at Wilga court and flaxton drive and thereafter at rSl Memorial Park, all are welcome for the ceremony


Witta cemetery Service


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March from cooke Park, Maleny to rSl Memorial hall


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lunch, traditional games etc. rSl Memorial hall

The bullock wagon and ladies represented England and her dominions

a bushmens contingent organised by Mr. r. Bryce com prising 30 horsemen followed, to be succeeded by what was second only to the “Sydney” display, the superbly decorated bullock wagon illustrating england and her dominions. The central figure in this, Great Britain, was Miss lucy Brooker, while Miss Mona cooke represented Miss australia, Miss florrie flick canada, Miss Maggie Brooker new Zealand, Miss eva foster India, Miss emily Brooker South africa and Bobby Mclean dressed in kilts represented Scotland. This vehicle bore the inscription “as we stood united”, and a white dove on top represented Peace.

Messrs Brooker’s, Warne’s, and Bradley’s decorated vehicles next represented red, white and blue. The musical wagon driven by Mr. W. humphries was a very attractive feature. With a piano and a jolly band of singers aboard, it considerably enlivened the proceedings with “rule Britannia, “la Marsellaise”, “Soldiers of the King” and other patriotic airs en route. Misses Bowen and Gorman’s representation of Italy in a motor-car was deserving of praise, while the originality of Mr. dinning’s “uncle Sam” display was a feature long to be remembered. Mr. Templeman’s buggy load of youngsters disguised as gypsies was also an item of interest, the idea originating with Mrs hogan. Sixty school children on horseback, each possessing a flag and led by Master len Porter carrying the big school union Jack, looked very nice, maintained fine order, and gained well merited applause as they passed through the main street. Mrs. rough’s tableau of “Peace” was quite emblematic, the family having paid considerable attention to detail in its preparations. India was represented by sons from her own soil in proper hindoo dress. The Maleny ambulance Brigade was represented by Mr. e. Tesch in the Maleny motor ambulance with a couple of ladies as red cross nurses. The tradesman’s vehicle was very appropriate to Maleny. driven by Mr r. rough, it conveyed Mr Jack Skerman’s Jersey cow, “hope”, illustrative of Maleny’s chief industry.

other items were decorated bicycles of Messrs J. Thomason, f. Bate, and W. dickens and decorated vehicles by Messrs a.W. Thomason and John Tytherleigh. The procession moved off soon after 11 a.m. and as it passed along the dusty streets the various items were heartily cheered by the numerous spectators. upon arrival at the grounds, the whole procession was carefully drawn up in square formation, the “Sydney” being moored in the centre, it’s bridge being used as a platform for the speechifying. Maleny RSL are calling a public meeting for May please contact Chris Brooker on 0428 712 504 to find out more.

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The Garden Haus Gallery Julie Manfield: Art for African Orphans. Until April 23

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Emelia Morrell: First public showing. April 24 - 30

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Art on Cairncross “Imperfect Beauty” – Rowley Drysdale April 8 - 30

A jewellery and fine art gallery featuring pearls grown by Pia Boschetti ‘the girl who grows the pearl’ from her own Australian pearl farm. The gallery also features certified Argyle diamonds, creative designs and beautiful art. Latitude Gallery has joined with existing gallery ‘Bold in Gold’ located at the Water Wheel in Montville.

Art on Cairncross Anzacs – Tom McAulay April 23 – 30 Forest Art Collective “Masks we wear” by River School students Until April 18 Montville Art Gallery Artist of the Month: Richard Bogusz Until April 30

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Hidden in Mapleton, this unique store offers a tantalizing mix of articles including giftware, furniture, chalk paint, decorative knobs, pots, second hand wares and garden supplies.

For more information about Galleries on the Hinterland go to www.hinterlandtimes.com.au and open the “Sunshine Coast Gallery Trail Booklet”


Lift Gallery

926 Maleny-Montville Road BALMORAL RIDGE Ph: 5435 2303 experiencealift.com OPEN Wed - Sun: 10:00 - 4:00

Lift Gallery is Australia’s largest space for spiritual and energy art. The works have been specifically created with the intention of uplifting the viewer. The gallery also features a holistic therapy centre, concert hall, gift shop and cafe.


Illume Creations Shop 4 Mayfield 127-133 Main Street MONTVILLE Ph: 5478 5440 illumecreations.com.au

Come and escape to the lush hills and breathe in the fresh energy of Tina Cooper’s vibrant hand blown glass art! Illume Creations has the largest, most extensive range of this Montville hot glass artist’s work.


Montville Art Gallery 138 Main Street MONTVILLE

Ph: 5442 9211 montvilleartgallery.com.au

OPEN Mon - Sun: 10:00-4:00


Forest Art Collective 20 Coral Street, MALENY Ph: 0427 607 628 OPEN Tue to Sat: 10:00-2:00



Ph: 5435 2323 M: 0488 594 616 rickeveringham.com.au OPEN Sun: 10:00 - 5:00 Other times by Appoint.

info@artsconnectinc. com.au

This unique gallery offers an opportunity to chat with local artists as they work & become involved in regular community creative sharing event.

OPEN Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 4:30 Sat & Sun: 8:00 - 4:30

26 Thynne Court, MALENY

Arts Connect Inc.

Forest Art Collective is a network of creative artists and nature lovers.

Wander down the garden path through The Gardens nursery to discover ‘The Garden LOCATED AT Haus Gallery’ exhibiting The Garden Maleny local artists changing 34 Mountain View Rd regularly. MALENY Ask us about our PH: 5499 9928 upcoming art thegardenmaleny.com.au workshops.

Rick Everingham Studio/Gallery


Art Antiques Antlers Shops 3 & 4 1 Post Office Road MAPLETON Ph: 0414 782 079

artantiquesantlers.com.au OPEN 7 days: 10:00 - 2:00

OPEN Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 5:00

The Garden Haus Gallery


Gallery manager, Lisa Powell ensures there is a constantly changing exhibition of paintings and sculpture by established and emerging Australian artists, many of whom live and work in South East Queensland.


SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE Set in the gardens of Spicers Tamarind Retreat since 2011.


Maleny Showcase Jewellers Shop 4 Riverside Centre Maple St. MALENY Ph: 5494 3477 malenyjewellers.com.au OPEN Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 Sat: 9:00 - 1:00

Set in the original stables of the old Thynne property, one of the pioneering families of the Maleny region, this is the private art gallery of renowned Queensland artist Rick Everingham. The gallery presents a continually changing exhibition of Rick’s current paintings, limited edition prints, and sculptures.

OPEN STUDIO TRAILS The last week of every month (why not download the map from ACI website) & take a weekend drive through the Hinterland visiting artists in their studios & learn a little about their creative worlds.

Celebrating a strong 17 years in business, we specialise in highquality handcrafted jewellery. Offering a full range of jewellery services including redesign, repair and valuation. View our large range of handmade individual pieces and receive the service you should.


Secrets on the Lake Art Gallery 207 Narrows Road MONTVILLE Ph: 5478 5888 secretsonthelake.com.au OPEN Tue - Sun: 9:00 - 4:00


Holden’s Gallery 38b Coral Street

(Corner Coral & Myrtle Streets)

MALENY Ph: 5494 2100 holdensgallery.com.au OPEN Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 4:00 Sat: 10:00 - 1:00

The Exquisite Decorator Boutique for Her Exclusive Parlour & His Exotic Man Cave. An exquisite array of Art, Antiques & Antlers sold ‘as is’ to retain their natural beauty. Contact us re hiring our delectable furniture & decorator products for weddings & functions.


162 Main Street MONTVILLE Ph: 5442 9400 OPEN Wed - Mon: 10:00 - 3:45

Come & see our Montville showroom by appointment only.

Personally selected local artists and artisans exhibit in a unique art space which is a work of art in itself. Enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch in our café then browse the gallery, featuring Lindsay Muir, Siggi Cairns, Heather Jones, Peta Boyce, and more.

You will love this iconic c. 1907 building stocked brim full of art supplies for the most discerning artists. Also, unusual handmade gifts, jewellery, art, prints & tasteful home decor items. And, an in-house picture framing service provided by experienced professionals.

Australis of Montville Antiques


Art on Cairncross 3 Panorama Place Cairncross Corner MALENY Ph: 5429 6404 artoncairncross.com.au OPEN Tues - Sun: 10:00 - 5:00


Healthy Homewares 74 Maple Street MALENY

Ph: 5429 6557 healthyhomewares.com.au OPEN 7 days 9:00 - 5:00

Situated in the hinterland town of montville, this long established business has a great range of antique china, glassware, silver and collectables to suit all tastes. We also have a large range of antique, estate, and second hand quality jewellery.

The gallery displays an array of fine art by leading & emerging artists from the region & throughout Australia. Paintings & drawings are complemented by exquisite porcelain, hand-blown glass, bronze sculpture, ceramics & unique leather mask sculptures.

Healthy Homewares is dedicated to offering you healthy, intelligent options for products you can use in and around your home. We have a personal connection with all of our suppliers and they all have a connection with Nature and a story to tell.


Gallery Trail To promote your business here please contact Karen Muir M 0414 432 423 │P 07 5499 9049 E Karen@hinterlandtimes.com.au




A ‘Tribal Tribute’ A

FTEr ThrEE YEArS of preparation, Tina Cooper has finally put together her Tribal Tribute – The Primal Force exhibition for public viewing.

Feature Artist Montville Art Gallery April 2017

“Nature’s Uncertainty” Richard Bogusz


ICHARD BOGUSZ WAS BORN in Europe in 1947. He came to Australia as a five year old. On leaving school he joined the computer industry but decided to become full time professional artist whilst still in his early twenties. “I committed myself to a way of life from which there was no return. For the next fourteen years, I entered shows, won awards and exhibited widely. Then, in 1986, I felt I needed to escape the hectic southern art world. I headed north finally settling just out of Townsville. The carefree lifestyle and the vibrant colours of the tropics were just what I needed to inspire me. After fifteen years of this carefree life, I felt my ideas were beginning to dry up and it was time for a major change. In 2001, my family and I, moved to Brisbane,” Richard explained. “The move south really invigorated me. I experimented with different styles but kept returning to my narrative works but with a more sophisticated approach demanding a deeper and more questioning response from the viewer. Being a full-time artist for almost forty five years has been a curiously indulgent experience mixed with excitation and irritation. Gratefully, the angst for acceptance by the public is now a distant memory replaced by a determination to produce what I do naturally. This has always yielded the best outcome in both mental attitude and hence my paintings. It allows the equivocal, the uncertainty of nature, to be unconsciously incorporated in my paintings.” Open daily from 10 to 5, Montville Art Gallery is located at 138 Main Street, Montville, opposite the Village Green. Commencing on March 1st, Richard’s paintings will be featured under “Exhibitions” on the gallery’s website

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The exhibition will be the first at her new pop-up gallery in Palmwoods and will feature on the opening night a performance by Lyndon Davis of the local Gubbi Gubbi tribe, playing Tina’s unique Glass Didgeridoo. The start of the Tribal Tribute series began on the auspicious night of the Maroochydore Art Exhibition in 1999. This is when Tina met the indigenous lady, Nuuna. Both women attained first prize in their relevant sections and had a mutual respect for each other’s work. “We shared our past experiences and talked of reconciliation. Our journey, as they say- ‘and so begins’,” shares Tina. Their first collaboration piece, called Women’s Business, was exhibited at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards at Canberra in the year 2000. “Each piece dances with a creative reconciliation of energy or life force of its own.” Tina has now met some amazingly talented indigenous artists who are adorning and embellishing the Tribal Tribute Series. Peter Mulcahy and Cheryl Thompson hand painted additions to Tina’s glass work, which has to be seen to be believed. It has taken three years to bring this new body of work to fruition. After Tina created the glass vessels they then were taken to Jules the ironworker, to wave her magic with her metal skills. “The wood bases were then to be with considered, much searching for the right energy and look to complement the age spirit of the piece,” explains Tina. “The piece then needed to be adorned with wood, clay and glass beads and feathers. “Thanks to the talents of Gary Lisle The piece that started who created the this exhibition beautiful glass beads and Wolfgang Engel for blown miniature vessels and wood bases, together with David Suters.” Tina believes the vessels “honour the past tribes as our teachers, the present as our creations and the future as our inspiration. “We now stand at the crossroads,” she continues, “and together we can heal the broken, unspoken laws of nature. When we honour Spirit Earth, peace will live in our hearts again.” You can view this exhibition of over 50 outstanding pieces from April 8 to August 1 at the Tina Cooper Pop Up Gallery at 4 Church Street, Palmwoods. Open only 10am to 3pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For further information please contact Tina Cooper on 0417 194 329 or tinacooperglass@bigpond.com. Or visit www.tinacooper.com

Tina Cooper displays her unique Glass Didgeridoos

Richard Bogusz

Artist of the Month for April 2017


138 Main Street, Montville, Opposite the ‘V Village V illage Green’ Open daily: 10 - 5 Phone: 5442 9211 www.montvilleartgallery.com.au www.montvilleartgallery ntvilleartgallery..com. .com.au

Maleny Wood Expo comes to town J

OIN US AT THE Maleny Showgrounds for one of Australia's best wood shows: the Maleny Wood Expo.

Pull up a hay bale, enjoy good food and fabulous local music and have a great day!

Celebrating our beautiful native timbers and sustainable timber use, the Expo showcases work by furniture-makers and toy-makers, musical instrument-makers and box-makers, whittlers, and carvers. This year at Maleny Wood Expo, together with Queensland Land and Water Carers (QWaLC), we introduce the Junior Landcare Paddock: a hub for kids’ workshops and activities. The idea is to offer a hands-on, experiential ‘village’, inspiring young people to work with their hands to enhance their appreciation of the natural world. The workshops and activities will offer opportunities for participants to develop practical, creative skills and learn about working with natural materials. Kids of all ages can learn from experienced woodcrafters and use real tools to make a Mother’s Day present, a Funky Gourd Bird and much more! They can try their hand at furniture making at the Cool Stool School, make toys or create bush critters. There’ll be face painting, jewellery making, weed weaving and a lot of hands-on, away-from-screens, creative fun.

The Expo will be held on the Labour Day long weekend – from Saturday April 29 to Monday May 1. Entry is $15 adults, $12 concession, 16 and under - free. Too much to see in one day? Three day passes at the bargain price of $28 are available online as well as discounted early bird passes: http://www.malenywoodexpo.com/tickets/



Community News Community News Community News Discovery Expo 2017

Gardners Falls issues investigated

Ur PhYSICAL SELF is easy to relate to: our mind, our five senses and our body. But is there another intuitive, innate part of us beyond all this? An excellent way to inspire and stimulate an awakening consciousness is by exposing ourselves to like-minded people and like-developing souls. The weekend of the Discovery Expo offers awareness and mystery, metaphysical discovery, holistic and alternative therapies, consciousnessenhancing products and services, and healing. It also brings authentic and proven psychics, readers, mediums, and self-development coaches and gurus. There will be psychic readings, live talks, live platform shows, workshops, meditation, healthy food and refreshments. It can be a challenge to achieve awareness on our own sometimes, and Conscious Life Events, such as the Discovery Expo, exist as guidance towards selfdiscovery; a gentle push in the right direction. This expo is a homegrown event and will be open from 9.30am to 5pm on the weekend of May 6 and 7, 2017 at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina.

ArKING, rOAD infrastructure, emergency access and signage at Gardners Falls will be assessed as part of an investigation into public safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Maleny. Council will also explore the option of closing the car park area at night to prevent camping or antisocial behaviour, and to investigate creating a longterm management plan to improve public safety in the area. “Gardners Falls is a beautiful spot and we appreciate that it is fast becoming one of the hinterland’s biggest draw-cards for visitors,” Division Five councillor Jenny McKay said. “This increase in popularity means it has also experienced some ‘growing pains’ over the last few years and, unfortunately, we have had reports of people engaging in anti-social behaviour and posing a threat to the area’s native wildlife. “We need to work with our State Government colleagues to ensure that everyone can continue to visit this wonderful part of the Sunshine Coast, while protecting the very place so many of us enjoy.” A report will be submitted to Council for consideration at the June Ordinary Meeting.



Who deserves a Glassy?


hIS MONTh IS your chance to vote for your favourite businesses in the Glasshouse electorate. Instigator, MP Andrew Powell, celebrates all the wonderful work our small businesses put in day after day! This year there is one round to put in your vote and it will be announced any day. Members of the public will be invited to cast one vote for their overall favourite business and/or employee in their chosen region. Last year's Gold Glassy Winner was Shane Peterson from Concept IT and the coveted Gold Glassy will go to one business and one employee - selected from the nominated Bronze and Silver category winners. The Gala Awards Night will be held in Queensland Small Business Week May15 to 20. Last year, Andrew worked with the region's Chambers of Commerce; there will be a winner announced for each of the six main business districts Caboolture, Woodford, Glasshouse, Maleny, Montville and Palmwoods, a peer choice award, plus one overall winning business and employee. Nominations open April 10: http://www.andrewpowell.com.au/

Maleny Showgrounds Labour Day Long Weekend

29 April to 1 May 2017

kids’ workshops and activities - furniture chainsaw carving - timber and slabs - great food and entertainment - tools - native plant nursery - a great day out for the whole family proudly hosted by

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Community News Community News Community News Show Dance is a night of nights!

Velothon comes to the Hinterland

Welcome to the Hinterland Dinner

hOW DANCE is steeped in tradition and glamour, and it’s a night for the locals to dress up and kick up their heels to the popular Sunshine Swing Band. Maleny’s Show Ball kicks off our proceedings and if you're over 15 years of age you could be one of our next show personalities! The new Showgirl, Show Princess, Charity Person and rural Ambassador will be announced at the ball. The awards provide an opportunity to excel in leadership, community involvement, key management and confidence. It is also a fantastic social experience where you’ll meet inspiring young local men and women and have the chance to represent your town or region. It’s a great way to get involved locally, as well as promote the Agricultural Show Movement to Queensland Youth. The event is on Saturday May 20 from 7.30pm in the Main Pavilion, with a light supper provided and the bar open. Purchase tickets at the door on the night: adults $15, students $5, families $35. Why get involved? Call helen Gilmour Walsh: 0418163118 or reserve your table: 5494 2008.

ELOThON SUNShINE COAST is the first Australian instalment of the global mass-participation cycling series. Edi heide, from The Opal Cutter, represented Montville Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council, at Tour Down Under in South Australia to understand how small towns interacted and benefited from major events. Edi said, "Smaller towns compete to make sure the race stays with them. "The communities involve school kids, foodies, with thousands of mad cycle-followers - not just the associated teams. It must be an attraction seeing men in lycra!" here on our comparatively "winterless" Sunshine Coast, the race is July 13-16, targeted at keen amateurs and lower-level professionals. "We want to make them welcome so they want to come back. The event is held in the Victoria school holidays - many bring their families." "Montville will be a feed station - cyclists will be travelling on the razorback!" smiled Edi. "And the ‘King of the Mountain’ stage is up hunchy." If you are keen to be involved - please contact Edi on 07 5442 9598, or ride yourself for one or three days! See http://velothonsunshinecoast.com/

rE YOU A NEW resident in the Mapleton, Flaxton and Montville areas? Lions Club of Maleny Blackall range invite you to meet other newcomers to the area, and find out about the area. Club Director, Phil holmes said, "real Estate agents along the range have reported large sales of properties. “The event is modelled on the Lions' Welcome to Maleny Dinner and last year attracted over 70 new residents from the northern end of the range. The mega raffle is supported by local business, Ben Messina from Maleny, world renowned landscape photographer, has again generously donated one of his beautiful landscape photos as the major prize. There will three guest speakers on the night providing information on community organisations and local fauna. The two-course dinner is $40 per head and will be held 6.30pm for 7pm at Flaxton Gardens on April 19. Tickets are limited and available from: Soothe hairdressing and Monty’s in Montville, and hinterland Treasures and Garden Centre and the Community Library in Mapleton. For further information contact Lindsay Stewart on 0412 730 519.




Rotary Photographic Competition For 2018 Calendar

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e are delighted to welcome Maleny's artisan Market to join other established hinterland markets in the ht Your Market Guide.

Gluten-free treats for Easter

Find out about their night market entertainment in Creative Cuts on page 39. Plus the lost treasure Market is back! held at Maleny Community Centre 9am-5pm, april 11 and 16 you'll find antiques and collectables, vintage furniture, vinyl and preloved fashion. is month we focus on a vendor from hinterland harvest Market, see below for weekend browsing and local food…

EVErY FrIDAY, SATUrDAY & SUNDAY Maleny Village Artisan Food Market Maleny Village Artisan Food Market from 9am-4pm. In the heart of Maleny you will find local food, live music and more in a rustic garden setting. Follow on facebook. Monthly night market.

Stall holder Anja Mew brings gluten-free breads, cakes and biscuit to Saturday’s Hinterland Harvest Market

SATUrDAYS Hinterland Harvest Market A feast of Fresh Flavours, 6am - 11am. Connecting real food with real people. Suncoast Church carpark, Kiel Mtn rd, Woombye. helen Langlois 0416 217 093 www.hinterlandharvestmarket.com.au

SUNDAYS Maleny Art, Craft and Collectables Market 8am-2pm, Maleny rSL hall, open rain, hail or shine - quality second hand books, vintage, antiques, art, handmade gifts and more. 0448 423 919


rESh FOOD EASTEr traditions are alive and well for Anja Mew from Buderim Cookie Company. Anja comes from a large family of European descent and is has stories of cornflour bunny feet, chocolates, pastries and sharing food around the kitchen table. This year, Anja is thrilled that she can combine selling her gluten-free breads, cakes and biscuits and do her own fresh food shopping at the popular hinterland harvest Market. her family will enjoy a leisurely Easter Sunday brunch of roasted tomatoes with basil, potato Spaetzle, creamy mushrooms and eggs Benedict, all served of course with Anja’s delicious gluten-free breads.

Everything needed for your Sunday brunch: free-range eggs, choice tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are all available at the market on Easter Saturday. For that relaxed afternoon baked delight, Anja offers her range of cupcakes decorated with sugar bunnies and eggs, triple chocolate brownies filled with Easter eggs, and gingerbreads shaped into all things Easter. And of course they are all gluten-free and delicious. Anja pulls up each Saturday at the hinterland harvest Market with her gorgeous ‘Made with Love’ caravan and opens her windows for business, satisfying the ever increasing demand for her ‘just out of the oven’ delights.

FIrST SATUrDAY OF ThE MONTh Crystal Waters Market community-run, upcycled items, jewelry, organic veges, cakes, plants, honey, seedlings, hearty food, sourdough bakery, great coffee, live music and a warm welcome. 5494 4530

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SECOND SATUrDAY OF ThE MONTh Montville Growers and Makers Market 7.30am-noon, Piping hot pancakes, buskers, genuine locally grown food, handmade craft, barista made coffee, under historic fig trees, profits maintain our Village hall. Julie: 0467 602 076


Art Craft Collectables Clothes Books CDs Candles Fruit & Veg, Food, Coffee, Cake & More Buskers welcome on the grass, Stall Holders welcome whether one-off or regular

Witta Growers Market: 7.30 - 12.00 Fresh local vegetables; local cheese, meat & eggs; preserves; quality organic nuts & seeds; seafood; seedlings & plants; great take-away & more! New stall-holders & all visitors welcome. 5435 8154

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Better than Nothing


But Tony Abbott said he wasn’t happy about it, and ELL IT WASN’T WhAT was hoped for, and certainly not what was required; but it was when Turnbull’s troops briefed journalists that Abbott had better than nothing. in fact promised to ratify the treaty himself, Abbott responded by leaking advice from his then department of That was the objective assessment of Prime Minster and Cabinet warning against it. Malcolm Turnbull’s week – indeed, the entire Autumn session of parliament, perhaps even his The Australian’s Greg Sheridan was apoplectic, partly on whole political career. his dear friend’s behalf and partly because that’s just what And given the fulsome plaudits of his backers (The he does. Australian’s Paul Kelly gushed pontifically PM UNDEr But by then Cory Bernardi and the Liberal heavies were PrESSUrE COMES UP TrUMPS, with apparently no pun already openly revolting, so Turnbull performed a preintended) it will have to do. emptive surrender, to the acute embarrassment of many At least, it should suffice to secure his leadership until of his cabinet colleagues and, presumably, the annoyance the next major crisis, which should be for a couple of days of the Chinese. or so, unless Tony Abbott erupts yet again. Labor, which had always been consistently against The new yardstick of the government is, it seems, near ratification, gloated gently. enough is good enough, or perhaps the mantra of the But the gloating became more vociferous when the previous Labor firebrand but now convinced Murdochian same bunch so determined to preserve human rights – in Graham richardson: whatever it takes. China, that is, the hell with human rights for asylum Thus vast amounts of political goodwill and taxpayers seekers incarcerated in Nauru and Manus, and of course money were bargained away to Pauline hanson (sugar) total damnation for the bleeding hearts of the United and Nick Xenophon (nominally energy but actually South Nations – failed in their bid to secure the right to insult, Australia) to ensure the passage of a little less than half, in offend and humiliate their fellow Australians whenever a dollar terms, of the corporate tax cuts which formed the so-called “reasonable person” who could be found to basis – if not the totality – of the national economic plan defend the Brandisian proposition that they were allowed Turnbull took to the last election. to be bigots. Even in his own terms it is a fizzer; giving the loot to This defeat was, of course, far less important than the small and medium businesses (up to $50 million each) extradition treaty – indeed, even the electors in Barnaby may give a veneer of fairness, but will deliver very little, if Joyce’s chosen pub would have probably marked it about anything, in the way of jobs and growth, the alleged point evenly for utter relevance to their concerns. of the whole exercise. But the angst within the party There are more small to medium room, remained unassuaged. businesses than big ones, but they And of course they were soiled on deliver very little bang for the buck; if by the elitist ideologues of the there is to be any worthwhile trickle Increasingly parliament Murdoch press, who rushed to down to the workers, it needs the is seen as a chore best return to their own vomit. economies of scale that only the big So if it was better than nothing it boys can provide to start the process avoided, a place where was only just better, and the moving. suspicion remained that Turnbull mistakes can be and Turnbull’s compromise will spend himself had run dead on the issue, almost half of the cash to be allocated frequently are made, and he had been dragged reluctantly (and Labor and the Greens will still into the fight and before it had even maintain that it should have been ministers – including the begun, he had made his excuses and spent on health and education, no Prime Minister – dither left. doubt with numerous examples of the penury of both) but will make no So in the end the fact that bribing and stumble. difference at all in the immediate Xenophon had provided half a win, future and not much even in the which could just as easily be furthest distance. characterised as half a loss, was The best that can be said (and has been by the gleeful hardly the crowning triumph to the Autumn session which right wing commentators) is that that will be $24 billion might, perhaps, have been hoped. Labor cannot count on for its next election platform. But in reality not too many, even within the True, but hardly the unalloyed triumph the backbench government’s own ranks, were ever very optimistic. was demanding. Increasingly parliament is seen as a chore best avoided, Turnbull will keep the rest of his $50 billion budgeted a place where mistakes can be and frequently are made, (more zombie measures?) and will now have to look for a and ministers – including the Prime Minister – dither and plan B (which the business community does not believe stumble. he can manage) to keep the momentum going. Thus the troops will be only to happy to have a decent But before he settles down to that, he will still have to break before the next big crunch: the budget. hose down the disgruntled punters over his support for here, it is already clear that Turnbull and his tacticians reduced penalty rates, his submission to keep the are planning to spend their way out of trouble: housing minimum wage as minimum as possible, and the and rental affordability will be the big ticket item, but continuing threat to cut benefits, still enshrined, or there are bound to be plenty of other sweeteners on the perhaps entombed, in the deliberations of the senate. way. And even before the last, frantic two days of parliament And the bill? Yet to be totted up, but with the down as the desperation to pass something – anything – that payment of some $24 billion for the company tax cuts could be ticked off for the welcome recess consumed the already signed off, it won’t be pretty, which means nor will headlines, there were still the week’s normal distractions be the debt and deficit. and blunders to manage. Still, Morrison will still maintain that it will be less than The ratification of the extradition treaty with China was it would have been under Labor. supposed to be Turnbull’s farewell gift to the visiting It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing. premier Li Keqiang.

Montville, Flaxton & Mapleton The Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat • 5478 5000 National & international award-winning 4.5 star hosted accommodation. Airport transfers. Narrows road; www.narrowsescape.com.au Montville Country Cabins • 5442 9484 396 Western Ave, Montville. Perfect for a relaxed & romantic escape. www.montvillecabins.com.au Secrets on the Lake • 5478 5888 Luxurious treehouse accommodation with spectacular views of Lake Baroon. Fireplaces, relaxing double spas, spoil someone special- perfect for your romantic getaway. Narrows road, Montville www.secretsonthelake.com.au Luxury English Manor In Flaxton – Flaxton Gardens • 5445 7450 A magnificent three storey manor with English style gardens, swimming pool, pool table and gazebo. Sleeps 16 and is ideal for family getaways. Fully equipped for self-catering. Minimum 3 days stays.

Maleny Artisan Spa Views • 5494 4222 Bed & Breakfast suites & self-contained penthouse. 475 Maleny-Kenilworth road, Witta, Maleny www.artisanspaviews.com.au Hotel Maleny • 5494 2013 Overnight classic pub style accommodation in the heart of town. Offering several types of rooms to suit your needs. Fully self contained luxurious 4 bedroom house which sleeps up to 12 people also available. www.malenyhotel.com.au Maleny Terrace Cottages • 5435 2569 Boutique accommodation, beautiful rainforest gardens, pool, wedding gazebo with views. Walk to The Terrace Seafood restaurant. Perfect getaway for couples,1 night stays available. www.malenyterracecottages.com.au Maleny Tropical Retreat B&B • 5435 2113 540 Maleny-Montville road. Offers something different from the traditional Bed & Breakfast accommodation. www.malenytropicalretreat.com For accommodation options visit www.hinterlandtourism.com.au Mapleton Information Centre Maleny Information Centre Maleny Hinterland Visitor Information Centre Montville Information Centre -

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C R E AT I V E C U T S The Claptomaniacs

The Dragon and the Turtle

Dusty Rich Comedy Show

The Dragon and the Turtle are an Australian/hungarian duo who started their journey on the streets in Europe with a guitar and a flute. Now their unique chilled vibes combine finger picking acoustic guitar, male/female harmonising vocals, flute and a variety of percussive instruments. By blending these elements, they know exactly how to nurture the perfect atmosphere. Touching on genres such as world, reggae, bossa, and smooth jazz, they incorporate a looping pedal to create an original melodious soundscape which stirs the imagination. Be sure not to miss them at The Garden, Maleny, Easter Saturday (15) from 2-5pm. Serving meals until 4.30pm. The Claptomaniacs perform Clapton, Cream, Cocker, Stones, Doobies, Steely Dan and other classic covers most weekends on the Sunshine Coast. A few solitary singles from artists like Procol harum, the Doors and Atlanta rhythm Section are also sprinkled through the program. Although the musicianship of this group is highly commended, it is the vocal harmonic mix that often surprises listeners with its sweetness. If you enjoy a range of styles from psychedelic rock, to blues and country, then this band is for you. See them on Saturday 22, 8pm, at Finbars.

A comedic space-warrior riding a living volcano with one hand whipping the reins and the other gingerly fingering the lava-hot truth that flows freely down all sides – is smothering the world in comedy magma. his meteoric rise in the comedy industry is due to the fact he smashes through the atmosphere of mediocre and mundane. Each show is unpredictable and hilarious, leaving audiences gasping for air. A true original, his style is manic but impactful. Dusty rich is an unnaturally naturally talented comedic anomaly. See Dusty at Finbars on Thursday 6 April from 7pm. Free entry.

Mendelssohn's Elijah The Maleny Singers will perform an abridged version, showcasing the highlights of Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. There will be wonderful performances from our own popular soloists and the performance will be conducted by musical director, Margaret Taylor. The singers will be accompanied by Janet Brewer on piano, and Anne Bowyer on cello. Performances on Friday, April 7 at 7pm and Saturday, April 8 at 2.30pm at the Uniting Church of Maleny, Landsborough road. All tickets - $15 (children of school age free), will be on sale at the Visitors Centre, Maleny, www.trybooking.com/261973, and at the door.

Forest Art Collective Emelia Morrell Emelia is a 19-yearold local Maleny artist specialising in watercolour, pencil and oil paint. She is self-taught and has always had an interest in traditional mediums such as pen, pencil and paints. Emelia is particularly interested in portraits and faces. “I’ve grown up in a very creative family filled with other artists and I think this has played a part in my art. I can’t see myself ever not creating something,” Emelia says. A budding young artist, The Garden haus Gallery will be showing her work for the first time from April 24-30.

Eudlo Hall Monika Koerner (flute) and Nicole Tait (bassoon) form the core of Brisbane's Ensemble Trivium: a group which prides itself on presenting chamber music in unusual spaces, and using a self-confessed “quirky” combination of instruments. They’re joined by clarinettist Nicholas harmsen for works by Walter Piston, André Jolivet, Francis Poulenc, Pierre Gabaye, and Margaret Sutherland. On Sunday April 9, Eudlo hall Committee is partnering again with rue Arts to bring Ensemble Trivium to Eudlo hall. Doors open 12.30pm for light lunch snacks, with the concert starting at 1pm. Tickets $25/$20/$60 (family) www.ruearts.org or at the door. 38


The Forest Art Collective have three creative experiences for you. The first is “Masks we wear” - an exploration into Self by river School students. This exhibition will run over the school holidays. Next is “Creative Photography on Stone and Wood” - a beginners level digital photography workshop with artist Laura Vecmane on Saturday April 8 from 2-5pm, $35 per person. Materials and afternoon tea included, bookings essential. Finally, enjoy the “Inspired by Nature” display at the Maleny library throughout May by the Forest Art Collective. A diver’s exploration of our natural world by local artists through various mediums.

Open Studios Weekend Nine local Arts Connect Inc. artists are welcoming visitors to their hinterland studios April 29-30, 10am4pm. This Trail, with seven studios, starts in Nambour at The McCotter-Musk Studio. June McCotter, our Feature Artist, interprets the Australian landscape in abstract paintings with a passion for colour and texture. Picturesque drives then take you across the range to Judy Berlak, Christine Elcoate, Belinda Stanton, Judi Parkinson, Megan Bice, Annie McIntosh, onto Kaye Leach at North Maleny. Artworks for sale include ceramics, paintings, fabric art, and photography. Artists will demonstrate their various techniques. Maps and information: www.artsconnectinc.com.au

visual arts entertainment performance

One Act Plays

Fred Smith brings Dust of Uruzgan to Maleny

Maleny Players continue their new One Act Plays April 7-9. Each short play has a different genre, with two of the plays written and directed by local community members. One is set in a Brisbane art gallery, where three cleaning ladies find out their jobs are threatened and come up with a scheme to make a lot of money. Then there's a pub and a chance meeting between two men on Valentine's Day. The audience also see a small town drama, with a young man who cannot or will not speak. Adults $20 (no concessions), Students $10. Find out more at www.malenyplayers.org

Singer-songwriter Fred Smith is returning with his stories and songs from a war zone, in a show he calls Dust of Uruzgan to be performed in the Maleny Community Centre 2pm on May 7. Talk with him afterwards about his songs and unique experiences, as the Maleny Arts Council who is sponsoring his concert invites the audience up on the Deck after the show. Booking at www.malenyartscouncil.com (follow prompts to trybooking) the Maleny Information Centre or John Marsden at 5494 2585. Book a group of ten and you get the member price of $25.

Night market music

Woodart matters Blackall range Visual Artists are holding their Easter Exhibition with a feature wall of paintings of our local Woodies at work on their creative wood articles, like this one entitled Wood Turning Tools. The Woodies are the Blackall range Woodcrafters Guild, who work all year on charity projects and the Woodies Santa Shop. The exhibition will be from Saturdays, April 8 to 17. Open each day from 10am to 4pm at St Mary's historic hall in Montville, on the village green. All art sale commissions go towards the maintenance of this heritage-listed building.

Put Martin Guitars, stomp box, soaring vocal harmonies and tasty fender licks into an old still....it should come out tasting something like Whiskey and Me! This is a three-piece roots and blues act hailing from Cooroy and the music packs a punch. Their long musical history is reflected in their songwriting and stage presence and will make for an awesome night of live music at the Maleny Village Artisan Market. The Night Markets are fundraising events for our local Maleny rural Fire Brigade. Gates open at 5pm, Friday April 21, live music from 6-9pm. Join in for pop-up bar, street food and family fun.


April/MayScreenings Sat 22 Apr

Ukuleles in Kenilworth Sat 6 May

Julieta Maleny Film Society present renowned director Pedro Almodóvar's strongest film for many years, which explores themes of love, memory and guilt. Loosely based on three stories from Runaway by Alice Munro, the film uses flashbacks over thirty years to tell the story of a woman estranged from her daughter. rated M. The general public can purchase at the door only: $13 Non-Members / $8 Students with ID, $8 Members, purchase: http://malenyfilmsociety.info/ Doors open 6-7 pm April 22 for dinner / bar / tea / coffee and slices available, 7.15pm programme starts.

Julieta Director Pedro Almodóvar explores themes of love, memory and guilt - the story of a woman estranged from her daughter. Spain, Drama – M

Queen of Ireland Described as ‘funny, raunchy, moving, uplifting and timely’, this is about Rory O’Neill, whose alter ego is drag queen ‘Panti Bliss’. Ireland, Biography, Documentary – PG

Lion Sat 20 May Sun 21 May

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival will be bringing the beautiful Mary Valley town of Kenilworth to life again this year with the fourth annual ukulele festival from April 20 23 at the Kenilworth Showgrounds. With the name of TrOPULELE, all things tropical music will be celebrated with wonderful concerts featuring artists from hawaii, the UK and Australia. There will be lots of great workshops to suit all standards of ukulele playing and workshops on singing, hula dancing and drumming, plus plenty of merchandise to buy. For ticket and site bookings and other festival information visit: www.sunshinecoastukulelefest.com

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman star in this real-life story of an Indian boy who became lost after a long train journey at age 5. US/Aus, Drama – PG

Screening Time on Saturdays 7:15pm, When screening on Sundays: 4:00pm Members $8/Students $8/Public $13 Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple St Check online for door open times & catering malenyfilmsociety@gmail.com 0418 708 244 [enquiries, not bookings]

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In the Wild Spreading your Seed

with Spencer Shaw

What's in the Spotlight Plenty of ways to celebrate our birthday Community days, street fairs, an outdoor movie night, art and heritage exhibitions, a commemorative cook book, concerts and an open cockpit weekend are just some 50th Anniversary celebration events. Apply for the second round of 50th Anniversary Grants before Friday, May 19 to get involved. For more information on any SC50 activity visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/fifty.

Enjoy our free Heart Week Expo Learn how to improve your health and wellbeing this heart week at our free Sunshine Coast Heart Week Expo 9am – 12noon, Saturday, April 29 in Village Park, Sunshine Coast health precinct, Birtinya. Enjoy a cooking demonstration by 4 Ingredients' Kim McCosker, Heart Foundation walking, bike rides, yoga, Thai Chi, heart health talks and more! Visit council’s website for details.

Keep the kids busy this school holidays Take a closer look at the fascinating world of fungi, mushrooms and plants this Easter at ‘Art with Fungi & Flora.’ This holiday workshop program offers an inspiring range of local artists and fungi fanatics, who explore the brilliant biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast. Visit council's website for details.

Apply for Minor grants now Does your not-for-profit community group need help funding a project, event or activity? Apply now for council’s Minor Community Grants Program for grants of up to $2000. For more information, contact a Grants Officer on 5420 8616, email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or visit council’s website. Applications close 5pm Monday, May 8.

Take advantage of free public Wi-Fi You can connect to free high speed Wi-Fi across the Sunshine Coast. Log on at 21 locations right across the region using any WiFi enabled device. You can find the full list of locations on council’s website.

The Discovery Centre is waiting for you Visit the new Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre. Take a stroll on the elevated boardwalk, enjoy the views and lunch at the café. Enrich your mind at the education centre. Experience the rainforest at night in the dusk till dawn room, and get up close to the Cairncross creepy crawlies plus more. Visit council’s website for details.

Complete the survey, win awesome prizes! National Youth Week is your time to speak up! If you’re 12-24, complete the Youth Participation Survey to help council create a new Youth Action Plan. Complete the survey on council’s website before May 31 to go in the draw for awesome prizes.


hEN IT COMES to seed dispersal you may invariably think of those gaudy members of the plant kingdom who use birds to spread their seed by hiding them in a fruit. It could be said that these plants were the first beings to master the art of advertising. That is to say - the art of making you believe, that you just have to have their fruit, no matter how low the food value, because it’s such a lovely colour! Sure some fruit are relatively nutritious and the lucky bird that’s eaten them can roost on a warm sunny branch and relax while the digestive processes take place. however, most fruit are designed to pass straight through digestive systems as quickly as possible leaving birds feeling hungry and having to eat even more fruit – how devious! Before you go thinking how superior you are and how dumb birds are for getting themselves trapped in a vicious circle like that, may I remind you that at least the birds only get sucked in by the advertisers when it comes to food… Then there are those free spirits of the botanical kingdom who use wind power! Ferns and mosses were amongst the earliest of plants and produce spores that are wholly spread by wind. Tree fern spore is particularly good at getting about. Now I don’t want

Forest Heart Local Native Plant Nursery 20 Coral St, Maleny Phone: 5435 2193

you to panic but you’re probably inhaling some at the moment, its everywhere! Fern spore will germinate on any moist, shady and bare patch of soil which is great for all you revegetators out there because ferns will turn up in your patch of developing forest all by themselves when the conditions become right. Besides the ferns many trees have evolved to spread their seed in the wind. Some familiar examples are the ancient conifers (excluding the Bunya of course) whose flat seeds are blown about in the summer storms and also the fine seed of eucalypts that are released to float on the breeze after a bush fire. The great limitation of wind dispersal is of course the wind itself. After all what happens if a few weeks of calm weather sets in when you’ve got a big crop of fruit on! Also unless your seed is particularly small then you’re going to be lucky if your seed goes any more than a 100 metres. This poses a big problem for the spread and maybe survival of some of the wind dispersed species in the fragmented forests of Southeast Queensland. When it comes to tree planting we should make sure these species are on our planting lists particularly if no parent trees of the same species appear close by.

A Landholders’ Guide


ArUNG LANDCArE has just published the new edition of A Landholders’ Guide to Living on the Blackall Range, a must-have for new residents and a useful source of updated information for those of us who have been here for some time. The first edition was published in 1997, the second in 2005, and our knowledge and understanding of our environment have advanced considerably since then. Additional opportunities may await us, problem weeds will inevitably confront us, and there’s always more to find out about our flora and fauna. readers will enjoy learning something of the early history of the Blackall range, its climate, soils and landforms and the way water moves through the various catchments. Our homes and properties are on the headwaters of several river systems, the Mary, Stanley, Mooloolah

and Maroochy rivers. Obi Obi Creek drains into Lake Baroon and continues beyond this water impoundment to join the Mary near Kenilworth. We all live in a catchment. Fire can be a threat in dry times so it is useful to know something about vegetation types, how to reduce risk and where to source additional information.

There are useful gardening tips, including designing to attract wildlife, a focus for many of our local gardeners. Some of us are fortunate to have patches of remnant vegetation on our properties. Who can help us identify what is there? how can we best enhance or extend those patches? What are the right trees to plant on our soils and much, much more. This full-colour publication shares the collective knowledge of locals and is an invaluable guide to working with the land in our part of the world. A Landholders’ Guide to Living on the Blackall Range is available from Barung, at bookstores and at local Information Centres. Keep a copy handy for ready reference, resources and contacts. You’ll enjoy reading it anyway.

Barung native Plant nursery Phone 5494 3151

Porters Lane Nursery opening times: Wednesday - Friday - 9am -3pm, Saturday 9am - 12pm

Landscapes with Loors Landscaping ... landscaping the Range for the past 26 years FRANZ LOORS

Support domestic violence victims May is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Join the commemorative walk from Alexandra Headlands to a candlelight ceremony at the Loo with a View, Mooloolaba, on May 4, to remember those affected by domestic and family violence. The walk begins at the HMAS Brisbane Memorial, 5pm.

Boardwalks Boardwalks offer a means of transversing uneven terrain with minimal disturbance to the natural ground. They can provide elevated and safe viewing platforms and can also incorporate seating areas.

Council meetings

Construction materials that can be used include concrete, steel, fibreglass, composites and natural timbers.

Ordinary Meeting 9am 20 April, Nambour 07 5475 7272 mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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Pictured is a stepped timber boardwalk we constructed on a steep site linking two beautiful areas of a garden that were previously hard to access.

Loors Landscaping

Phone: 07 5445 7615

Mobile: 0412 680 801

Some environmental questions Christine Smith from Montville has raised some questions with Council and the Hinterland Times.What do you think?

MALENY WEATHER STATION Christine: Sadly we lost an amazing and dedicated man last September. his website seems to have died with him. These records are also important for historical information for this region. It is also sad that some of our record-breaking temperatures this summer have not been recorded. I understand a couple of private (stations) have sprung up.

HT: We agree, the information does need to be available for future planners and historians, and shared with the media and tourist organisations. Unfortunately it is not under Council jurisdiction - perhaps the private organisations would like to get in touch with HT?

RAINWATER WASTAGE IN MALENY Christine: Each time when visiting Maleny and it is raining, it upsets me to see precious rainwater pouring out of downpipes into the gutters, and often straight onto the footpaths in front of the shops and cafes. On a safety level this is dangerous. On an environment level I am in shock that for a town that prides itself on environmental issues this is still happening. Montville, Mapleton and surrounds do not access water from the Baroon Dam. All buildings and homes not only have their own rainwater tanks, but also their own sewage systems. These regions are not linked to town water, Utility Water or the council sewage systems. The residents are proud to be contributing to save our precious water. In planning the town, it was a shame Maleny was treated differently by being linked up to town water. But we can surely stop the rot by changing building codes for future development, re-visit large buildings who have the space for rainwater tanks, and offer incentives to residents to install rainwater tanks in existing properties. Councillor Jenny McKay: “Laws that required the installation of rainwater tanks (or other water supply

systems) with new houses and commercial buildings where the property was located in a reticulated town water area were repealed on 1 February 2013. Housing providers and property owners can now choose to voluntarily install a rainwater tank. Rainwater tanks can only be required to be installed with new houses and/or commercial buildings where a local government has been approved by the Minister to opt-in to the QDC. An independent cost-benefit analysis of rainwater tank and water savings laws (Queensland Development Code mandatory parts 4.2 and 4.3) carried out by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) concluded that the costs associated with mandating rainwater tanks for new houses will generally outweigh the overall benefit to the community. The QCA analysis recognised the net benefit of compulsory rainwater tanks for new houses will vary depending on the location and the current and future water demand and augmentation needs of these houses. Therefore, the QCA recommended that local governments be able to seek approval to ‘opt in’ to the laws where they can demonstrate that opting in will result in a net benefit to the community."

Bunya Tree removal at Mapleton School


T IS WITh DEEP rEGrET that Mapleton State School has been advised by the Queensland Education Department to remove the Bunya tree on school land, near the Obi Obi road. The tree has been deemed ‘high risk’, as the large Bunya nut cones have the capacity to be lethal when they fall. The school has suggested different ideas to save the tree, but the cones don’t always fall within the fenced area, and it is too costly to remove the nuts on a regular basis. We understand the Bunya tree is important to many locals, in particular the Aboriginal community, and are looking for ways to use and donate the timber appropriately. Principal Julianne Emmert

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RUSSELL FAMILY PARK IN MONTVILLE Christine: Council has done a great job over the past few years re-designing and landscaping russell Park. But the environmental carnage that took place over six months ago removing the trees along the bank adjacent to the Playground Carpark is nothing short of visual pollution. Councillor Jenny McKay: The body corporate removed


ThOUGhT I’D BrING the focus back to a common defect in trees that can often lead to failure. The technical name is bifurcation, or in normal language, twin-trunks. It occurs when trees that normally have a single dominant trunk, or leader, like pine trees, develop a second trunk growing next to the first. The junction where the two trunks meet can be a structural weakness and a potential failure point if the two trunks join at an acute, v-shaped angle. This v-shaped forking, whether it is between two trunks, or between a trunk and a side, or lateral branch, is a weak point.

the trees - Council could not do anything as they were camphor laurels and people who own the land make that decision. They tell me they plan to replant it. Council is actively friends with Russell Family Park and they are doing an enormous amount of planting, and proactively progressing the Master Plan.

Conversely, if the junction is a rounded u-shape, it is strong. The flatter and more open the u-shape, the stronger the junction, and the less likely it is to fail. That is not to say that the limb or trunk won’t fail at another point further out during a strong wind event, but it won’t fail at a u-shaped junction. There are two reasons I’m telling you this. The first is so you can go out in your garden and start looking for defects. The second is so you can find these defects when the tree is young and remove the defect with secatuers, rather than having to use chainsaws, a woodchipper and a labour team.

Maleny Meals On Wheels

Roster April 2017 3

J.Glasscock, T.Dansie, I.Busk, D.Somerville


B.Crozier, r.Barr, B/G.Diefenbach


Y.richards, M.Closkey, M/D.Cole


S.Stockwell, K.Lanphier, J.Proctor, S.Grundon


K/A.Kennedy, J/A.Caradine


B.Clayton, P.Perisic, B/T.Feenstra


L.Gemmell, S.JohnsD.Somerville, S.Brown


P/V.Weaver, J/L.Tilley


M.Marshall, M.Foster, T.Price, D.Shepherd


S.Carn, A.Wilson, C.O’Neill, r.Groves


J.Allison, F.Stevens, G.Carson, M.Foster


V.Carbery, N.hungerford, M/J.Benn


P.McLennan, B.Crozier, B/T.Feenstra


B/J.Whan, r/K.howell


M.Allen Waters, B.Perry, M/r.Cock


S/G.Ellis, G.Carson, D.Pedder


D.Shepherd, W.harper, F/A.Keating


M.Sherrin, D.Graves, D.Somerville,TBA


B.Lingard, L.Lowe, E/r.robinson


S.Marchant, S.Frohlich, TBA



New season sports are here Rugby, soccer, league is on - for men and women, and here are more ways to get active this month. Tennis, anyone? Universal Tennis Academy would like to invite all adult and junior tennis players to participate in the hinterland Tennis Series. The h.T.S is spread over four venues: Landsborough, Maleny, Conondale and Witta. It is a social, fun event for recreational and competitive players. We are now on the third venue, Conondale Tennis Club, which will be held April 23. Play with a friend in doubles or challenge yourself on the singles court for the honour of being the hinterland Tennis Series Champion. Entries need to be completed online at https://www.universaltennisacademy.com/hinterlandtennis-championships. Alternatively contact Jani Kroyherr 0466 687 373.

Wamuran navigation ride The Sunshine Coast Area Trail and Endurance riders Club (SCATEr) are planning an event at Wamuran, Sunday April 30. Teams of two will take part in a Navigation ride of 13 kilometres around the shady Wamuran Native Forest. riders will have to keep an eye out for clues along the way and prizes will be awarded for the highest scoring teams and the most entertaining answers. If you don’t have a riding partner, SCATEr will find one for you on the day. Come along, enjoy a fun ride and social lunch. www:/Scater.com.au

Try badminton Nambour Badminton Club invites you to come along and learn a new sport – play badminton, Tuesday mornings from 9am. There is a good purpose-built badminton facility near the showground in Nambour. You can have some exercise and fun at the same time and make new friends. All ages are welcome, and newcomers will be given some assistance to learn the game.

If you have played tennis or squash, you will pick up badminton fairly easily. racquets are available free of charge, as is morning tea. Wear sports clothes and non-marking shoes. Everyone who plays, enjoys it. Your first time will cost you $5, after that $8. There is plenty of off-street parking. Entry is beside the bus shelter opposite Queensland Transport on Coronation Ave, Nambour.

Mapleton's Hillary Wallace with Snickers at the Swag obstacle, during a SCATER (Sunshine Coast Area Trail and Endurance Riders Inc event

The badminton hall has four courts. It was opened in March 1977 and badminton has been played here continuously for forty years. Come along and try give it a try. Contact Eunice on 5448 5575, or just turn up.

Hinterland Annual Events Easter bus services Beerwah – Landsborough – Maleny From Friday 14 April until Monday 17 April, qconnect services will change due to the Easter long weekend. There will be no qconnect Glasshouse Country Coaches bus services running on Friday 14, Sunday 16 and Monday 17 April. Bus services will run to a normal timetable on Saturday 15 April. Remember to plan your journey on the qconnect website or check with your local bus operator for updates before you travel. For more information: •

visit www.qconnect.qld.gov.au

contact your local bus operator on 5496 9249


January: Australia Day celebrations; hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase; Maleny Film Festival; Yandina Ginger Flower and Food Festival February: Montville: Flame hill Grape Stomp April: Anzac Day Services; Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Festival May: Maleny Wood Expo; Cross Country: Maleny Community Precinct; Maleny Agricultural Show; Maleny hospital Auxiliary Fashion and Flowers June: Gardening on the Edge; Kenilworth Quilt & Craft Show; Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show; Village Wedding Expo Montville July: Maleny's Celebration of Books; Muscle on the Mountain Day; QLD MX Nationals Motorcross: Conondale; Queensland Garden Expo August: Maleny Music Festival September: Mitchell Creek rock n Blues Fest; Kenilworth ArtFest; Kenilworth Show and rodeo; Lions Welcome Dinner: Maleny October: Mountain View Challenge; heart of Gold Film Fest: Gympie; Blackall 100, Mapleton November: Mary river Festival; heritage Day Celebration Palmwoods December: Christmas celebrations; Woodford Folk Festival



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For Sale at 16 Cedar Grove Court, Maleny for $559,500 Imaginative touches to this home give a distinct personality of and charm character. The formal sitting room and dining room have an aura of easy elegance, which calmly integrates with the intimate o u t d o o r entertaining areas, providing a delightfully private place to relax and unwind in the cool surrounds of the oriental style gardens. The sitting room, which has a bay window and wood burning stove, is an absolute delight in the winter months, whilst the formal dining room has garden views and could be utilised as a study area if needed. The practical kitchen has ample bench and pantry space, electric stove, hot plate, exhaust fan and dishwasher and is well positioned to serve the family meals and outdoor entertainment area. The two guest bedrooms have built-ins and the master has an ensuite, walk-in robe and French doors leading out into the lovely garden and pergola. Although this home is in the centre of

town and close to the shops and schools, it is uniquely situated on a 965m2 block adjacent to a nature reserve which gives it complete privacy from neighbours. There is also a remote control double lock up garage, garden shed and solar hot water and the family room/kitchen is air conditioned. This home has much more on offer than might be expected and must be inspected to be appreciated. Agent: Humphries and Fisk Ian Humphries 0408 181 041 Pat Humphries 0429 492 330 View: by appointment Price: $559,500

Sunshine Coast Hinterland, * 160 Acres Close to Tourist Parks

With a stunning Glass House Mountain backdrop “Coochin Park” is160 acres of useable land and rainforest with an elegant executive style residence, and exudes the very finest of country living. This is a home that provides a picturesque, idyllic place to reside, and also has very real potential to generate an income via a number of scenarios, including eco-tourism. There are already approved plans for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom caretaker’s residence. The home is complete with five bedrooms, study, three bathrooms, casual and formal living areas, premium kitchen, fully screened sunroom overlooking inground pool, thatched entertainment gazebo, super-sized laundry, a double lock up garage, plus 5m high five bay powered shed, 20,000-gallon rainwater tank, town water and a tree-lined bitumen driveway. 46


The land is completely flood free with approximately 80*acres fully fenced undulating pasture, four large dams and extensive timber and rainforest, including a scenic 3-kilometre riding trail. Currently used as an income generating equestrian agistment centre, the property is perfectly set up for horses with: seven grazing paddocks, under cover open steel horse stables, concrete vet stall and wash down bay, feature stone cladding and steel spectator shelter, five tack sheds, four double-sized agistment shelters and a double-sized fully fenced grassed riding arena. Agent: Ray White Maleny T: 07 5499 9966 F: 07 5429 6540 W: http://raywhitemaleny.com.au/ A: 1/5 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

Elegant Home, Tranquil Setting overlooking Rolling Green Hills Minutes to Maleny

Positioned in a quiet tranquil setting overlooking lush rolling green hills, and approximately seven minutes’ drive to Maleny, is an elegant home on a pristine 4500m2 that showcases the very finest of taste, lifestyle and design. There is a suite of features here to impress even the most discerning of buyers, including, but not limited to: bamboo floors, porcelain marble tiles, 2 x fireplaces, plantation shutters, granite benches in kitchen, 2-pac and Tasmanian Oak cabinetry, new Bosch dishwasher, 5-burner gas cooktop, crystal chandelier, Moroccan inspired feature lights, LED lights, ducted

air-conditioning, Crimsafe screens, bay windows, coffered ceiling and VJ walls in the library and more. The floor plan facilitates excellent separation of living with a master wing at the rear, and three very separate living areas (including library); bedroom two at the front of the house has an ensuite with a walk-in robe, a perfect guest suite. Agent: Ray White Maleny T: 07 5499 9966 F: 07 5429 6540 W: http://raywhitemaleny.com.au/ A: 1/5 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552

Rural Bliss 130 Acres, Dual Living, Charming Queenslander! Selling on or before Auction!

Idyllic semi-rural living can be yours in the lush Obi Obi Valley, only 20 minutes to Maleny. Surrounded by working farms and national parks, this 130 acre property with a gracious Queenslander style home offers you the opportunity for a ‘green-change’. The double storey homestead is well set up for dual living, with two self-contained levels. The upper level is complete with four bedrooms, one bathroom, two living areas, elegant kitchen, covered verandahs on all sides, plus north facing alfresco deck. Downstairs, there is a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, rumpus/lounge room, store room, laundry, and wraparound verandah on three sides. Other features include hardwood floors, VJ Walls, casement windows, French doors,

and a cosy fireplace. Contemporary comforts are included, such as ceiling fans, air-conditioning, Smeg appliances, gas cooktop, solar hot water system, and the upstairs bathroom and toilet are new. Infrastructure on the property includes: fibreglass saltwater swimming pool, double carport, various shed, 3-phase power, extensive fencing, septic, greywater and grease-trap. An abundance of water is available on the property with four springfed dams (only one has ever dried). Agent: Ray White Maleny T: 07 5499 9966 F: 07 5429 6540 W: http://raywhitemaleny.com.au/ A: 1/5 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552







Terms and Conditions/Exclusions: We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking. Exclusion dates: 15th Sept - 1st Oct 2017. All bookings must be made by June 30th and experienced by October 31st 2017.



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Sya helps locals keep independent S

YA MARIE WIERSMA has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 25 years, and on and around the Range for the last 10. Due to physical injury, she had to rethink her career direction and has now become invaluable to many who need assistance in their lives.

Disappointing isn't it? An opportunity lost. Like KFC sponsoring Queensland Cricket and MacDonalds plastered over Swimming Queensland events. Thankfully, we can bring you some positives: Wendy Rosenfeldt has a stress-free solution for students, Marisa urges us to choose our thoughts and words for the better, Tim and Mary bring physio solutions for heel pain and Sya offers a unique service for locals and their carers.


Taking control and making lifestyle choices is something we all want. “In fact, I think it becomes even more important as we age, are ill or experience physical restrictions,” Sya says. “My role is to assist people in their activities, whatever that may be: overnight respite, yoga and meditation, to basic things we take for granted, like brushing teeth, eating, showering, doing dishes, medication reminders or simply making driving to a cafe for a coffee and a read of the morning paper.” lifestyle choices

is something we all want

“My oldest client is 94 and fiercely independent. She leads - I follow!” smiles Sya. “Insisting on showering herself, allowing me to wash her back and help her to dress. It is at the client’s speed and preference - always.”

Tim and Mary Bagshaw

Ph: 07 5494 3911

I have learnt today that Cricket Australia is replacing VB as a major sponsor with another alcohol brand.

HE ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN College of Physicians (RACP) has criticised Cricket Australia for its decision to replace VB as major sponsor with XXXX. RACP President Dr Catherine Yelland said, “It is distressing that this decision has been made in the face of growing scientific evidence and public concern around the effect alcohol promotion has on our children.” This sentiment is shared by the majority of Australians, with 61 per cent concerned about the exposure of children to alcohol promotions in sport. “As doctors, we know exposure to alcohol advertising encourages children to start drinking earlier, to binge drink more often and to start a journey toward established drinking and exposure to other alcoholrelated harms.”

Sya already had experience looking after others. “I cared for my father at home with terminal cancer and, in later years, for my mother with kidney failure,” she shares. “It made me recognise the importance of in-home care.”

• 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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“When a wrist injury put a stop to my career as a massage therapist and yoga teacher, I decided to re-train in disability, aged and community care,” Sya explains. “I created Hinterland Home Assist.”

Sya is available by the hour, day or night for personal or palliative care, and has the experience and qualifications to support her understanding approach.


If you know someone who needs help to stay at home or help with respite - give Sya Marie Wiersma from Hinterland Home Assist a call

Hinterland Home Assist offers personalised, attentive service across the Range down to Obi Obi, Kenilworth and surrounds. Call Sya Marie Wiersma on 0432 795 549.


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Your immune system is your best friend Your lymphatic system is a network of vessels that run alongside your blood vessels, your internal organs, and just under the skin. Anything that the liver and kidneys miss, or can’t filter, will end up near your tiny little capillaries that have perfect sized holes to let unwanted passengers out. Straight into the waiting arms of the lymphatic system. This hard working and incredibly clever network will move these particles along its vessels and into lymph nodes. Lymph nodes clean, eat, and destroy unwanted visitors. But the most fascinating thing is that cells in the nodes will also TAG some foreign invaders, and this is then released later back into the blood stream for your immune system to recognise, and stay vigilant. AMAZING co-ordination. This is what Lymphatic Drainage Massage is all about. Stimulating lymph nodes, and moving the lymph fluid out of the surrounding tissues, and into the lymphatic vessels to be drained away, and filtered. This helps reduce Lymphoedema after surgery and injury, and supports your immune system in de-tox programs.


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Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You

Taking the stress out of the student


S STUDENTS END their first term back at school do they get to their holidays feeling more inspired, mentally expanded and Wendy Rosenfeldt more intelligent or are they slumping into the holidays in a ball of stress and exhaustion? Do we really stop and think about the extent to which education is developing the mind and wellbeing of the student? Or is that as strange as expecting medicals students to finish their medical degrees in better health? Even with all the best intentions the education system is failing to develop the total brain of the student. Information overload from school work, home life and the increasing amount of time spent on electronic devices creates stress in the minds of the students. All the information available to students these days is of little use if their minds are agitated and distracted. Stress overload can lead to severe brain dysfunction and is the precursor to imbalances in the mind and body including anxiety, depression and behavioural problems such as attention deficithyperactive disorder and violence. Brain imaging of stressed individuals shows that there are functional holes, or areas of decreased activity characterised by decreased blood flow to certain areas of the brain and lower metabolic activity patterns. Just learning or absorbing information will only enliven specific areas of the brain, leaving sections of the brain where cell networks fail to develop. Another consequence of on-going stress is that the brain down shifts to use more primitive brain functioning. Under stress we go into fight and flight mode, the prefrontal cortex that gives rise to rational thinking and moral reasoning is bypassed and we react in a more impulsive way. This is fine if we are about to be jumped on by a wild

tiger but not so necessary if someone takes our parking spot or teases us at school. All threat of punishment vanishes when one is in this state. When the prefrontal cortex is shut down we don’t have the ability to think of the consequences of our actions. We can be sorry after the event has passed but then it is too late to take back the damaging words or impulsive action. We can’t change the behaviour of students without changing what is going on in their brains. Transcendental Meditation has successfully helped students all around the world and transformed whole schools. Not only do the students increase in academic performance but the rates of detentions, suspensions and school absences decrease and harmony prevails in the classroom. TM provides these benefits by enlivening the total brain. The experiences of relaxation and expansion of awareness reported during Transcendental Meditation correlate to the research showing increased blood flow to the brain and more EEG coherence. Transcendental Meditation has also been found to strengthen the connection with the prefrontal cortex, a connection that remains strong even when we come out of meditation. Expanding the conscious capacity of the mind and taping into latent areas of the brain allows students to learn more, understand the information and recall it at a later time. It improves their ability to think and reason and most importantly it allows them to enjoy their educational experience rather than just endure it.

To find out more come to a free information session on TM in Maleny. Wednesday the 5th of April at 1pm or 8pm or Friday the 21st of April at 11am or by appointment. Please contact Wendy at wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au or 5499 9580 to book.

Imagination – our friend or foe


Jane Stanley PODIATRIST/DIABETES EDUCATOR COMPREHENSIVE PODIATRY & DIABETES EDUCATION PRACTICE MALENY FULL PODIATRY SERVICE • General foot & nail care • Complete diabetes foot assessment & follow up care • Corn & callus removal • Heel & foot pain • Orthotic therapy/ sporting injuries DIABETES EDUCATION • Managing your diabetes on a daily basis • Medication & Insulin management • Promoting a healthy lifestyle, skills & strategies BULK BILLING FOR DVA & ENHANCED PRIMARY CARE PLAN PATIENTS HOLDING PENSIONER & SENIOR HEALTH CARE CARDS Weekly appointments available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Saturday morning by appointment only


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E ARE BORN with so many amazing resources built into our being. And we are now living in a time when there is an unfolding awareness, and a deeper understanding of our inner resources for creating wellness, prosperity, and joyful living. Research seems to point to the fact that many of the fascinating things we can do to manifest effects that make our life better on so many levels, stem from the correct use of our wonderful minds. While there are many facets to our mind and brain power, it seems that imagination and all that stems from that, such as the stories we tell ourselves, the things we accept as true from the outside world, the way we rehearse possible future outcomes, the words we use and the visualizations we play in our inner vision all strongly influence our experiences. We are starting to see the power of Placebo to create the most extraordinary and powerful reactions in our physical bodies. i.e. If you believe something will make you sick it probably will. If you think it will make you well it probably will. We see how affirmations can weaken the physical, mental or

emotional body. Both when directed to ourselves or in the power that the things we say to one another, can have to affect others positively or negatively. We rehearse so many future outcomes and because we are naturally attuned to be aware of problems that might affect us, we often naturally play out scenes that never bear any fruit except to drain our nervous energy. How different might our experience of reality be if we consciously chose the thoughts we entertained, the words we thought and spoke and talked ourselves up and not down. What if we thought about why we believed the things we accepted as truth, and what if we began to look at the latest research in the fields of neuroscience, placebo, imagery in healing, what might we discover then with our new understanding, if we became still and made the journey into the sacred space of our own being. Marisa Kliese is a Clinical Member Aust. Counselling Assoc.; Fellow Holistic Life Coach; Reiki Master; Fellow Aust. Natural Therapists Assoc. Contact me on 5494 2627.

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Why do my children have heel pain?









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Do you or someone you know need assistance to remain independent at home?


HIS TIME OF YEAR with winter sports underway, this is one of the most common questions parents ask us. Heel pain, caused by calcaneal apophysitis (also called Sever’s disease) is common in physically active children. The condition can be very painful but is only temporary and has no long-term effects. Children will describe pain at the back of the heel where the growth plate has not yet fully developed and calcified. It usually occurs in the period in early adolescence when children grow most rapidly. This growth spurt can begin any time, approximately between the ages of 9-12 in girls and 10-12 in boys. A large tendon, called the Achilles Tendon, joins the calf muscle at the back of the leg, to the heel. Sever’s disease is thought to occur because of a mismatch in growth of the heel bones to the calf muscle and Achilles Tendon. If the bones grow faster than the muscles, the Achilles Tendon that attaches the muscle to the heel gets tight. At the same time, until the cartilage of the calcaneum is ossified (turned into bone), it is a potential weak spot. The tight calf muscle and Achilles Tendon cause a traction injury on this weak spot, resulting in inflammation and pain. Such stresses result from sports or activities that require a lot of running, jumping and landing, especially on hard surfaces. Examples would include football, netball and track running.

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The immediate goal of physiotherapy treatment is pain relief. The symptoms will generally worsen during or after activity; so the most important aspect of treatment initially is rest or activity modification. For assessment and management of your child’s heel pain, call Maleny Physiotherapy for an appointment with Tim or Mary on 5494 3911.

1/70 Maple Street, Maleny

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Someone to Help Experienced, fully qualified and insured Carer

Available by the hour, day or night respite. Personal or palliative care, house duties, meals, transport to/from appointments or simply a coffee... Hinterland & surrounds CONTACT Sya Marie Wiersma 0432 795 549 to assist you today!

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Would you like to achieve and maintain Optimal Health? Well you can by having a Wellness Healthcare Check Up. This includes Naturopathic Clinical Testings to gauge how your body is functioning. Assessment tools are used including: ➢ Live Blood Analysis/Hemaview which is based on the medical science of Hematology. It provides an accurate and immediate indication of the state of your general health. HemaviewTM can help assess

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the following factors: Poor nutrition; Immune system health; Oxidative stress and free radical damage; Inflammation; Liver health. A customised computer report is generated providing the key features in your blood. Best of all you can keep a record and see how your blood picture improves over time! ➢ RBTI Urine/Saliva Analysis is a comprehensive assessment of total carbohydrates, pH of urine and saliva, digestive health, cellular debris, salts and

toxins. It gives a baseline of your individual biochemistry. A full report is created that explains each section of the test and what can be done to rebalance the body. ➢ Zinc status test; tongue & nail diagnosis; iridology; blood pressure check, comprehensive case assessment. ➢ In house Thyroflex testing (thyroid function), utilising blood pathology tests, functional testing through private laboratories.

The end result is ….A happier, healthier, more vibrant you!

Sallyann Stewart Naturopath, Herbalist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Live Blood Analysis Practitioner

Terri Schaumberg

Midwife in Private Practice

Offering: • Pregnancy Care • Birth Care • Postnatal Care • Breastfeeding Support • Antenatal Education Continuity of Midwifery Care for Hospital and Home Birth Pregnancy and Postnatal Care for up to 6 weeks Medicare and Bulk Billed services available

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19 Coral Street, MALENY For a holistic approach to your general health and wellbeing, call today to make an appointment with one of our friendly Holistic Health Centre professionals. (Contacts above).



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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

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 Therapy Acupuncture. Holistic & Intergrated health care with Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Homeopathy, Lymphatic Drainage, Remedial & Relaxation Massage. Ph: 5445 7749

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


ASTROLOGY Chirone Shakti – Stargazer Astrology Insight into your relationships, family issues, spiritual purpose, life transitions, and your year ahead. Counselling astrologer with spiritual focus. Astrology courses and workshops. Ph: 0421 814459, www. chironeshakti.com.au

BEAUTY THERAPISTS & HAIRDRESSERS A little Beauty, Body and Wellness Elements at Montville Customised beauty treatments. Pamper packages. Special occasion & bridal makeup. Massage. Manicures. Pedicures. Devine body treatments. Ph: 5478 6212 www.elementsmontville.com.au Michelle Jarden - Beauty Therapist Electrolysis, facials, massage, make-up, nails, sauna, spray tanning, tinting, waxing, ear-piercing. 66 Curramore Rd, Witta. Ph: 5494 4012 or Mob: 0402 531 500

Nellies Creative Hair Design Cut and Colour specialists. Now in new location 21 Coral St Maleny. Nellie, Annette and Jenny offer you the opportunity to have exceptional hair using great product at fantastic prices. Ph: 0438 785 443

Beauty By Gabrielle Mobile Beauty Therapist. Servicing the Hinterland. Friendly professional service Specialising in waxing, tinting, massage, facials, manicure, pedicure, Shallac, spray tan and Wedding Make-up. Ph: 5435 0172 or 0476 976 812

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. Ph: 0409 564 276, ruth@ruthdonnelly.com.au, www.heartmindconnections.org Heartspace Artspace & Counselling-Liz Antcliff. B. Psych. MA. Coun. PG Art Therapy Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Sensorimotor Art Therapy/ Counselling Individuals; Couples & Groups.ACA; ACATA; ANZATA. Maleny/Brisbane Ph: 0438 1632 55 www.heartspaceartspace.com

DAY SPAS Montville Day Spa

Dr Ralph Stockmann

In the Clouds at 166 Balmoral Road, Montville Our centre of excellence in Holistic Health Services employs ‘the best of the best’ Contact us for an unforgetable enriching experience. Ph: 0456 173 389 www.montvilledayspa.com.au

Chiropractor- Palmer USA – SCENAR Therapy, Ayurveda – Effective Pain Relief – 32 years of spinal manipulation – DVA & Medicare Provider 0410 793 513 26 Coral Street, Maleny

Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr. Stephen Lowe, Dr. Samuel Lowe, Dr. Catherine Metcalf, Dr. Rebel Hungerford Concession, family rates & HICAPS available. Gentle, effective care for the whole family. 45 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph. 5494 3322 www.maplechiropractic.com.au 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 Dr John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist Gentle hands on chiropractic using applied kinesiology. Over 30 years in private practice. Families welcome. Mon, Tues,Thur 2:00 – 5.30pm; Fri 9:00am -12noon 19 Coral Street Maleny, Ph: 5435 2155 www.siaholistichealth.com.au

COUNSELLING & LIFE COACHING Honeycomb Hair Hive The Hive’s priority is you loving your look. We provide an unmatched depth of experience and diversity. Open Tue - Fri 9.00am - 4.00pm and Sat 9.00am –12.00pm 168 Main St, Montville. Phone 5442 9269


Counselling - Margaret Davoren B.Nurs.,Mas. Counselling. Think change, think balance & live a rich, full, life. Learn strategies to manage stress, depression, anxiety & relationships. Maleny Physiotherapy, 1/70 Maple St Maleny Ph: 0403 571 572 www.icpaustralia.com Leeann Horrill Counsellor M. Gest Therapy. A holistic and experiential approach to healing and personal growth. Specialising in parents, children and families. Member GANZ, PACFA. Ph: 5499 9990 or 0410 280 946 e: leeannhorrill@hotmail.com www.leeannhorrillcounselling.com

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

FENG SHUI Feng Shui and Astrology: Richard Giles, Qualified Feng Shui practitioner Feng Shui home/business assessments. EM radiation assessments. Astrologer of 27 years. Contact Richard on 5435 0158, Email: ricgiles@powerup.com.au. Web:www.richardgiles.info

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

HYPNOTHERAPY Suzi Lough at Mind Management For hypnotherapy, Acutonics Vibrational therapy, coaching and more. Ph: 0438 050 839 for appointments. "The door to change is always open" Mary (McGrory) CrawfordPowerful Transformations Depression, Self Esteem, Motivation, Addictions (eg. smoking, alcohol), Weight Loss, Confidence Building (eg. Public Speaking), Coachingachieving your goals and more. Health Benefits may apply. Ph: 0457 230 952 E: powerfultransformations8@gmail.com

MASSAGE THERAPISTS Tanya-Maree Beauty Therapist Mobile Service - your needs in your own home. Ensuring a service with total care and professionalism. Providing pedicures, manicures, facials and massage, waxing, tinting and shellac gel nails. Ph: 0409 857 186

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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

The Stillpoint - Katie White Remedial, Relaxation, Reiki Massage & now Emmett Technique. Reiki Treatments & Workshops. Appts Mon- Sat. HF Rebates. Gift Vouchers. Ph: 0400 722 786 www.thestillpoint.com.au

Juliette Kalifa Qualified Counsellor & Arts Therapist 20 years experience combining counselling with arts and sand play as requested. Adults, children, individuals, relationships and groups. Training and supervision of counselling professionals. Ph: 0417 643 592

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

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Natalie Harms - Nutritionist

Massage with a profound and lasting effect. Certified Level 7 Ka Huna bodyworker and teacher. Ph: 5499 9372 www.jesskahunahut.com.au Facebook.com/jesskahunahut

OPTOMETRIST Stephen Hammond Optometry 44 Lowe St, Nambour Ph: 5476 2333

Maleny Optical Deborah & Stephen Hammond are proud to be local, independent eye healthcare providers. Focussed on quality care for you and your family, giving your eye health and vision the best personalised attention it requires and deserves. Shop 8 Riverside Centre, 8 Maple St Maleny Ph: 5435 2733

Blue Zen Massage – Shayne Harris Dip.Remedial Massage and Dip.Reflexology Member of A.T.M.S. with all Health Fund Rebates! Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Cupping, Deep Tissue Massage, Hawaiian Massage, Indian Head Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Remedial Massage, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Stone Therapy Massage, Trigger Point Therapy Ph: 0407 002 567. Maleny

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

Dynamic Massage We Can't Wait to Get our Hands on You. Let Nature Nurture You. Call Jacqui to book your appointment today. Palmwoods 5478 9031 or 0421 669 693 www.dynamicmassage.com.au

Eudlo Osteopathy – Thomas Whitton Gentle manipulative therapy for body dysfunction and pain in all ages. 13 Rosebed Street, Eudlo Ph: 5445 9555

LIVING THERAPIES Elizabeth Khalu – Living Therapies Offers Universal Medicine Therapies, an approach to health and well being from the understating that, we are out own best medicine. Esoteric Massage, Chakra Puncture, Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy, Sacred Esoteric Healing, Energetic Facial Release. Mobile: 0428 815 211 Email: elizabeth@livingtherapies.com.au

Range of Motion Physiotherapy Mapleton - Montville - Maleny - Imbil Russ, Barbs, Lauren and Kerrie. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility. Ph: 5478 6600 www.rangeofmotion.com.au Maleny Osteopathy Assessing and solving your muscular, joint and spinal pain problems using ‘hands on’ manual therapy. Effective in treating postural strain, neck and back pain, aches, strains, stiffness, and sports injuries. Ph: 5494 2388 www.malenyosteopathy.com.au

MEDICAL CENTRE Ochre Health Medical Centre Offering onsite Doctors, experienced nursing staff and Allied health services. Appointments available Mon- Fri 8.30am- 5 pm and in Maleny Sat 9am-12pm. Ph Maleny: 54942 388 ; Ph Montville: 5442 9144 Book online at www.ochrehealth.com.au

PERSONAL TRAINER, FITNESS, DANCE Get Active!!! Group Fitness & Personal Training Join me for a fun affordable and social way to achieve a fit and healthy body. All fitness levels welcome, fully qualified trainer. ‘Your Goals Are My Goals’ Email: rachel.lockman@yahoo.com.au Rachel Ph: 0423 618 945

NATUROPATHS Sallyann Stewart - Naturopath, Herbalist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Live Blood Analysis Practitioner Naturopathic clinical testings & assessment, Live Blood Analysis, stress mgmt, digestive issues, children’s health, remedial massage, lymphatic drainage. 19 Coral St, Maleny, 5435 2599/ 0421 410 558, sallyann@naturaltherapiesstudio.com

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 Tanya Kurzbock Naturopath, ThyroFlex practitioner, RBTI analysis. Discover your imbalance and get in the “healingzone”! Free 15min. consult Ph: 5499 9476 e:tanya@in2wellness.com w: in2wellness.com


Personalised, practical dietary and nutritional recommendations for optimum wellness, disease prevention and existing health conditions digestion issues, food allergies, intolerances, weight management, diabetes, stress, anxiety and women’s health. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 0417 689 677 www.natalieharmsnutritionist.com.au

KA HUNA Massage Jessica Ainsworth Maleny. Relax your body, relax your mind.

Aikido A traditional non-competitive Japanese martial art taught in a safe, friendly, atmosphere. Confidence, Connection, Friendship, Fun. New members welcome- Kureelpa Hall Tuesday evenings 6.30pm. Ph: 0401 866 414 http://tak.org.au/sunshine-coast/

PODIATRY Jane Stanley Podiatrist / Credentialled Diabetes Educator For all podiatry and diabetes education services. 1-3 39 Coral St, Maleny. Appointments available weekly on Tue, Wed and Thurs. Ph: 5494 2388

PSYCHIC READINGS / TAROT Laurel Hefferon Naturopath & Herbalist BHSc Colonic Hydrotherapist & RN. Specialising in detoxification & healthy weight-loss, gut & digestive restoration, stress reduction, fatigue and post-viral syndromes. Comprehensive, individual and in-depth approach to addressing the cause of illness and restoring optimal health, wellness & vitality. Ph: 0401 750 255 www.awakeningcentre.com.au




Beautiful Kahuna Massge with Linda Total blissful relaxation or combo deep tissue (good for tradies/sports/remedial). Practitioner of the healing art EMF Balancing technique. Relax, unwind & balance 7 days. Ph 0457 194 339


Psychic Readings/Tarot Kerry Laizans: Readings that bring together insightful intuition and holistic counselling, Kerry is available for events such as weddings, by appointment in Maleny, by phone or online. Contact: 0411 488 291 or at throughthevortex.org

Tarot Channeller Mary-Lou is now Montville based. 1 hour - $80 plus a free vehicle reading, (showing your present challenge). Hens and group bookings available. Phone 5445 7418 or 0418 912 797 Praxis Therapy Clinical Hypnotherapy, Regression Therapy, Reconnective® Healing, The Reconnection™, Reiki Healing, Counselling, Between Lives Spiritual Regression. Sunshine Coast, Maleny-Montville. Appointment: 0417 754 242 Online appt via Skype. www.praxistherapy.com.au

Metafisica Natural Therapies We offer Egyptian, Hawaiian, Brazilian massages. Transformation energy treatments to clear emotional/physical pain, blockages, karmic, genetic & cellular memories. Past, present, future, life path, divine purpose readings. Mediumship. Colour healing mist sauna. Dalila 0411 033 730 visit www.metafisica.com.au

Conscious Energy Past Life Regression - learn about your soul’s journey through time. Combined Energy Healing & Intuitive Reading -gain insight and positive change. Energetic Alignment -step into your true nature in a powerful way. Kirsten Rothe Ph: 0400 197 997 www.consciousenergy.com.au

Chi-Gung White Crane Qi Gong develops balance, lightness & agility, cools & relaxes your body, balances the Heart Energy, gently stretches ligaments, releases tightness spine. Palmwoods/ Gheerulla/ Private. Ph: 0414 366 604 www.kungfuqld.com.au

Angelic Reiki Healing with Jane Angelic Reiki Healing is a high frequency energy that assists with conditions such as anxiety, pain and stress. Australian bushflower essences and shell essences help to balance the emotions. Call Jane 0410 150 760 – Palmwoods.

YOGA PILATES AND MEDITATION Melissa's Healing Space - Yoga/ Mindfulness Meditation classes @ Curramore Studio

Tues 6 -7.30pm (Gentle yoga), Fri 9.3011.15am (General yoga), Fri 11.30 - 12.30pm (Meditation Class), Fri 12.45-1.45pm (Chair/Gentle yoga) Ph: 0417 200 192 e: melissa@melissashealingspace.com www.melissashealingspace.com

Yoga with Lottie using WEIGHTS For sculpturing, raising metabolism, increased bone density and flexibility. Mon 10.30am and Thurs 9.30 am. No bookings required. Classes suit all levels of experience. Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion Ph: Lottie 5313 7756 Maleny Yoga Centre Shop 7 Rainforest Plaza Maple St Maleny. Fully equipped studio. Certified & Experienced Teachers. Beginners & senior classes available, casuals welcome. Ph: 0448 518 734 E: info@malenyyogacentre.com Pilates in Witta & Maleny Strength, weight-loss, pain management, flexibility, well-being. Qualified Instructor. Group mat classes using small props. Friday & Saturdays. All welcome. Kid friendly classes. Bec: 0421 983 321; pilatesplatform@gmail.com pilatesplatform.com.au

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INSURANCE BROKER Melissa Berglas – Comsure Sunshine Coast Insurance Brokers Specialising in all types of commercial insurance for your business. We take particular care matching your business to insurance policies, minimising exclusions that could cost your thousands. Based in the hinterland, we are your strong advocate in the event of a claim. Ph: 0477 200 091 / 5641 2545 Email: melissab@comsure.com.au www.sunshinecoastinsurancebrokers.com.au

Concept IT Systems - reliability & service New computers & repairs. Internet setup & websites. Printers, scanners, ink refills, cameras. Authorised Apple reseller. Onsite service. Drop in to discuss you computer needs. Shop 6 Riverside Centre Maleny 5429 6750 or sales@conceptsystems.com.au

ENGINEER Parteck Consulting - 33 years experience Civil-Structural Engineers & Environmental Planners. Property Development, Building Inspections & Reports, Structural & foundation Design, Soil, Stability & Wastewater. Locally owned. 5494 1368 or 0418 711 408 contact@parteckconsulting.com www.parteckconsulting.com


Maleny Cruise and Travel Maleny Cruise & Travel is a bespoke travel company that has been taking the stress out of travel for over 20 years. 39 Maple Street, Maleny Ph: 5499 9111 E: gillian@malenytravel.com.au www.malenytravel.com.au

REAL ESTATE Remax Hinterland Nobody in the world sells more Real Estate than RE/MAX. Office: 07 5408 4220 Sales: 0447 737 737, 2/10 Maple St, Maleny www.remaxhinterland.com.au

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

FINANCE Bob Malcolm – CEO Maleny Credit Union We have the experience to provide financial solutions for your everyday life. All loan approvals and other key decisions are made locally by people you can talk to. Give us a try. 5499 8988

Lember and Williams (the LAW team) Carolyn Williams City Expertise, small town service 6 Coral St, Maleny Ph: 5495 1499 Email: carolyn@landw.com.au www.landw.com.au

Sam Archer - BOQ Maleny Remember when having a Bank Manager actually meant having a Bank Manager!!! Here’s my number 5499 9855 or 0407 407 070

Baker Robinson Lawyers Steve Robinson – Mary McIver Experienced Professional Legal Team 15A Bunya Street, Maleny Ph: 5494 2665 E: maleny@brlawyers.com.au www.brlawyers.com.au

Doug Tognolini – iQ Money Management “Growing & Protecting your Wealth” We provide a full range of financial services including; Superannuation (including SMSF’s), Retirement Planning, Wealth Creation & Life Insurance. Ph: 5442 2764 / 0409 594 044.

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PICTURE FRAMING Holden’s Gallery Custom framing by professionals. Items including art, needlecraft, memorabilia, etc. Mon to Fri: 10am–4pm; Saturday: 10am–1pm. Cnr. Coral & Myrtle St. Maleny Ph: 5494 2100; www.holdensgallery.com.au

Humphries and Fisk Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Ian and Pat, with over 20 years experience on the range would love to share their expert local knowledge with you. Ph: 07 5494 3344, Fax: 07 5494 3488 20 Maple St, Maleny. www.malenypropertysales.com.au/ Ray White Maleny One of the leading real estate agency's for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Unit 1, 5 Maple Street, Maleny Ph: 5499 9966 http://raywhitemaleny.com.au/

VALUERS Hinterland Property Valuers – Sam Balch Certified Practising Valuer (AAPI) with over 25 years of property experience. Independent property advice from a local specialising in both Rural and Sunshine Coast hinterland property Ph: 0407 962 577, e: sam.balch28@gmail.com

GOVERNMENT SERVICES QGAP Maleny - Maleny Police Station, 49 Maple Street Mon, Tue, Fri: 9am–2pm closed 12–12:30pm New Vehicle Registrations & Housing close 1pm. Services include – Dept of Transport & Main Roads (not Driver Licences), Births, Deaths & Marriages, Seniors Cards, CTP Insurance & more. EFTPOS & Credit Cards preferred. Manager: Judy Phipps - Ph: 5429 6293

TRAVEL AGENTS Above & Beyond Travel We take pride in our attention to detail and providing you with a unique travel experience. Shop 2 Riverside Centre Maleny. Ph: 07 5499 9015 or nicola@abovebeyondtravel.com.au

VETERINARY CARE District Vets Maleny Veterinarian Susan Portas and Nurse Deb Barratt combine to provide professional compassionate care for your pets. Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 8am–6pm; Wed 9am–5pm; Sat 9am–12noon. 7 Myrtle St Maleny Ph: 5499 9077

Trades & Services AIR CONDITIONING Range Airconditioning Lic. No L016305 Supply and installation of high quality, energy efficient, ducted and wall mounted reverse cycle, split air conditioning systems for cooling, heating and de-humidification. Ph Yelma on 5494 3459 or 0421 488 048 E: rangeaircon@gmail.com



CAR CARE Car Care Maroochydore, Nambour, Hinterland Premium mobile detailing from wash to major interior/exterior details. Own power and water. We come to you (home or work). Call Mark 0402 988 003 / 1300 227 227


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

Patios, decks, renovations, new work All aspects of carpentry from planning to the finished product. All work guaranteed Qld BSA No 103-1105 Ph Steve: 0402 167 355

Merv Schulz Maleny TV Antennas Est business in Maleny and the hinterland for over 30 years. For all your digital TV reception / antenna needs, including satellite installations. Insurance quotes. Friendly reliable service. 0418 774 958, or in the evenings on 5494 2876.

Tim Clark Carpenter Trade qualified local and licensed. Stairs, carports, decks, renovations, extensions, home & building maintenance, creative work. Ask us about our unique pricing method. Phone Tim for a fair quote: 0412 854 222 QBCC 47098

BUILDER Porcha Property Maintenance Reg. builder – QBCC 41059 Insured New homes, renovations, build in under, pergolas, decks, carports, building repairs, alterations and extensions. Call Alex for obligation free quote Ph: 0407 024 114

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



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

CARPET & VINYL LAYERS Flash Floor Covering Service is your local, qualified carpet and vinyl and vinyl plank layer. All aspects of laying, repair work and restreching. Call Daniel on 0400 551 730 for a free measure and quote.

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

Tony Wootton Tree Surgeon.Dip Hort(Arb) Operating locally since 1996. Tree assessments and advice. Trees and shrubs pruned and detailed. Hazardous trees removed. M: 0403 467 664 Ph: 54 944 917 www.twtreesurgeon.com BRM Tree Services All forms of tree & palm care. Certified climbing arborist & insured. Storm Damage/ Hazardous Trees, Drone inspections, removals, trimming, mulching, tight access, stump grinding & land/ block clearing. Free Quotes & Advice. Benjamin R Miller 0401 441 945 – BRMTreeservices@outlook.com / BRMTreeservices.com.au

CLOCK REPAIR Montville Clockshop Repairs for Cuckoo, Grandfather, Mantle, Wall Clocks. Antique clock restoration. We can supply quartz movement and parts, and repair quartz clocks. P: 07 5442 9409. www.clockshop.com.au enquiries@clockshop.com.au

CURTAINS, BLINDS, SECURITY Custom Curtains and Shade Specialising in custom made Blinds, Awnings, Shutters, Curtains, Security and Umbrellas. Professional advice and installation. Servicing the hinterland since 1989. Call us for a free measure and quote. Ph: 5494 6898

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Trades & Services ELECTRICAL

($33.00 for ongoing advertising)


Green Energy Electrical Lic No. 71210 Reliable prompt domestic electrician. Extensions, renovations, maintenance, new homes, safety switches, switchboard upgrades, test & tag, smoke alarms. Solar Grid Connect. Ph: Steven Pilcher for an obligation free quote: 0421 162 007 E: stevenpilcher@bigpond.com

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

O’Connors Electrical & Civil Contractors Servicing all areas of Sunshine Coast Covering all aspects of electrical work, from service calls to those larger jobs. We do it all and have the experience that’s needed. Call Leonard: 0437 131 637

PLASTERING Castle Plaster P/L Fibrous Plaster and Plasterboard-fixing, setting, cornices, steel frames and suspended ceilings. New homes and renovations. No job too big or small. Est 1980 Contact John: 0417 275 241

PLUMBING & WASTEWATER Anderson Plumbing & Roofing QBSA1066328 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

East of Eden 30 yrs experience. Specialising in Landscape Consultancy. Japanese Gardens, Japanese water Features, Garden Renovations/ Maintenance, Courtyard Design/ Creating Sacred Spaces. Eamon Jefford Lic. 54178 Ph: 0414 366 604 www.eastofeden.com.au

EXCAVATION Jekco Mini Earthmovers ‘Small Machine – Big Capacity’ - Catering for all your excavation needs. Owner / operator with 35 years’ experience. Limited access machine (Kanga/Dingo) combined with a 3 tonne tip truck. Ph Kev: 0439 647 221 www.jekco.com.au

Handbuilt Stone QBSA1235589 Licensed, range-based professional. Traditional rock walls, pillars, steps, paving, entrance walls and all garden features. Visit our website to see previous work for inspiration. Phone Chris on 0438 811 975 www.handbuiltstone.com

Terrafirma Detailed Excavations & Earthworks Cost effective, friendly & reliable service. Providing wet hire machinery for big & small jobs. Call today to discuss your next project. Ph: 07 5494 2140; www.terrafirma.net.au

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

Step n Stone Landscapes All aspects of stonework and landscape design and construction. Specialising in steps, fire-pits and outdoor areas. Phone John 5478 6754 or 0411 426 099 www.stepnstonelandscapes.com.au

FENCING & AUTOMATIC GATES Honest Johns Fencing for Domestic fencing styles. Timber, Colorbond, Chainwire, Timber Retaining. Free quotes. Have confidence in knowing the man who does the quote, does the job. Smaller jobs, $3300.00 and under. john@honestjohnsfencing.com.au

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

FIREWOOD Firewood Delivery in Maleny and surrounding areas. All seasoned hardwood $140 per cubic metre. Contact Craig on 0457 907 520 or email taylorsfarmenquiries@ gmail.com

Sky Plumbing & Gas Fitting BSA 1078655 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 Suncoast Liquid Waste Removal Local owner/operator specialising in commercial / domestic waste water pump outs- septics, treatment plants, grey water, holding tanks, pond/pool sludge, drains etc. Avoid costly blockages & system failure with prompt, reliable & expert service. Tank assessments available. EPA licensed and fully insured. Call 0439 646 707 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

ROCK WALLS Phil Watts Quality Rock Walls Retaining, free standing design and construction. Hand crafted feature stonework specialist. Built by local qualified stonemason, 40 years experience with 23 years here on the range. Ph: 5445 7218 or mobile: 0401 535 476 e: philsrocks@hotmail.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL A Load of Rubbish Friendly, reliable rubbish collection service. All green and general waste. Cheap rates. Servicing Cooroy to Caloundra, Kenilworth to the Coast. Call Andy: 0406 932 663 www.aloadofrubbish.com.au www.facebook.com/aloadofrubbishsunshinecoast

MECHANICAL GUTTER CLEANING Gutter Sucker Gutter Sucker specialises in cleaning your guttering. a unique portable operation for the efficient and effective removal of leaves and rubbish from all types of gutters and roofs. Ph: 1800 558 745 or 0402 456 391

Montville Auto All things Mechanical All your mechanical needs in one place from cars to farming machinery. If you can’t get it to us, we will come to you. 12 Balmoral Rd Montville Ph: 5442 9413 M: 0403 104 774

RURAL PRODUCTS Brazzen Rural Products For all your animal handling needs. We stock cattle and sheep panels, cattle crushes, horse round yards, dog/chicken cages, ramps, gates. Free delivery to local area. Enquiries: 0418 528 939


Roof & Gutter Maintenance Clean gutters, Blocked downpipes, New & repair downpipes, Roof repairs & leaks, Fix leaking gutters, New gutters & fascias, Install & service whirly birds, Skylights & Water Tanks Free quotes, local bloke, over 20 yrs experience Phone Brad 0419 712 081

Tom’s Sound Tom’s Sound has many years’ experience providing PA and sound to weddings, festivals, parties and other events. Ph: 0437 279 505, e: tnealson@gmail.com


Montville Handy Man 20 years building experience. All concreting, carpentry, home maintenance and repairs. Prompt and reliable service. Garden clean-up. Competitive rates. Ph: Wayne 0434 724 030

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. BSA 1117847 Ph: Richard Daveson: 0418 708 620


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

Rob Presnell Painting Flaxton Quality workmanship and professional service, 2 pak coatings, sprayed texture coatings for floors and driveways, commercial line marking and roof coatings. Local reliable painter servicing the hinterland for 10yrs. Ph: 0451 100 286


A1 Handyman Work Small jobs, improvements and maintenance. In the home and out in the garden. Affordable and reliable. Discounts for pensioners. Local. Call Lester for a free quote 0435 498 891.

KITCHENS Kidds for Kitchens -Russell Kidd QBCC 478438 Now servicing the local area. Kitchens, Vanities, Robes. No matter your requirements we can help from laminated cabinets to stone bench tops with two-pac doors. Established over 35 yrs with CNC equipped factory. Call Russell: 0409 275 378 or factory: 4162 3732 www.kiddsforkitchens.net

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


PLANT NURSERIES Forest Heart Your Local Native Plant Nursery. Specialising is the native plants of SE QLD for Revegetation, Gardens, Habitat 20 Coral Street, Maleny Ph: 07 5435 2193 www.forestheart.com.au Barung Landcare Native Plant Nursery Your local community nursery stocks an extensive range of species indigenous to the Blackall Range and surrounds. Open to the public Wed–Fri 9am–3pm, Sat 9am–12pm Ph: 0429 943 152 E: nursery@barunglandcare.org.au

Negawatts Electrical & Solar Power Call Us Last For A Competitive Quote! Over 1000 local installations – Grid & Off-Grid & Battery Storage. CEC Licensed Installer A5100260 quality components - designed to last. Gary Phillips Ph: 0407 760 838 info@negawatts.com.au All Energy HQ – Solar & Battery Storage Locals (since 1989) you can trust, providing only the highest quality products. Solar installations and upgrades - home and businesses Battery storage. 10 Jeffreys Rd, Glasshouse Mtns Ph: 5438 7200 E: sales@allenergyhq.com.au W: allenergyhq.com.au

TINTING Hinterland Tints Window Tinting for all flat glass with our 25 years experience. We ARE the problem solvers for Fading, too much Heat, not enough Privacy, too much Glare or Glass Security and strengthening. Excellent warranties. Call Tony for a Free quote: 0411 777 922

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



What’s on in ... APRIL

APRIL 2017 19

Eckankar HU Chant and discussion, 6-7.30pm, Tewantin CWA Hall, 123 Poinciana Ave. Ph: 5496 5054


Transcendental Meditation free information session, 11am in Maleny at 1pm or 8pm, wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au or 5499 9580 to book

1-17 School Holidays Queensland 1-23 Ebenezer Art Fair at The Garden, Maleny 4

Sylph Circus holiday workshops at Maleny High School hall, Ph: 0412 262 253


Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve holiday workshops


HT delivered!


Eckankar HU Chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 6-7.30pm MNC, every Wednesday. Ph: 5496 5054

Piano Tuition

20-23 Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival 21 5 RSVP by today for QCWA Nepalese lunch at Lumbini on May 5: 0407 757 251 21-23 South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Boating and Fishing Expo 22

Australasian Bat Night, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve


Club Acoustic, Maleny RSL


Bi Annual Lifeline Sunshine Coast Bookfest, Lake Kawana Community Centre


Hinterland Tennis Series at Conondale Tennis Club


Live Music Locally starts at Mapleton Hall www.mapletonhall.org


Kelly Cork and Brad Butcher, Maleny House Concert, 2pm, goodwills@ozemail.com.au


Engines Alive, Queensland Air Museum


Wild Dog Baiting Program begins locally by SCC: 5475 7272


Australian Body Art Festival

8 -17 BRVA Easter Exhibition, St Mary's Hall in Montville 8-18 Comment on the Electoral Commission proposal: http://boundaries.ecq.qld.gov.au/have-your-say


Anzac Day

28-30 Experiential Nonviolent Communication workshop, Nambour Community Centre 5435 2993 28-1 Maleny Arts and Crafts Group May Fair from 9am daily, Maleny Showgrounds - handcrafted and unique clothing, gift and home décor, EFTPOS available


Garage Sale Madness at Hinterland Treasures and Garden Centre, Mapleton 9am-3pm


Eudlo Hall presents Ensemble Trivium 1pm, www.ruearts.org, lunch snacks from 12.30pm, $25 adult, $20 concession, $60 family

29-1 Maleny Wood Expo

Native Plants Sunshine Coast excursion in the newly declared section of Mooloolah National Park, Marie: 5494 9187




Glassy - Glasshouse Small Business awards open, vote at: http://www.andrewpowell.com.au/

29-30 Antiques and Collectables Fair, Caloundra


Good Friday

14-17 Easter break 15

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest, www.kenilworthfoodfest.org.au


Easter Sunday


Eckankar HU Chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 9.30-11.30am, Kawana Island Meeting Place, Parrearra. Ph: 5496 5054


Back to school


Welcome to the Hinterland Dinner, Flaxton Gardens, contact Lions Club: 0412 730 519



Wamuran navigation ride by the Sunshine Coast Area Trail and Endurance Riders Club


Tall Trees Exhibition expressions of interest close, artists of all creative mediums are encouraged to apply: 0437 721 966


Labour Day Queensland


QCWA Nepalese lunch RSVP: 0407 757 251


Gympie Garden Expo


Discovery Expo, Lake Kawana Community Centre

10-13 Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens holiday workshops 11-16 Lost Treasure Market, Maleny Community Centre

Tuition and Workshops


Mother's Day

18-21 Noosa Food and Wine Festival 20

Maleny Show Dance

Experienced teacher – all levels Experienced Accompanist – exams, concerts & rehearsals Dee Steele – 0413 253 193

Creative Photography on Stone and Wood with Artist Laura Vecmane. This first workshop, learn how to turn your digital photography into a unique artwork. Saturday April 8th at Forest Art Collective. Bookings and info: 0427 607 628

Sylph Circus Join Sylph Circus at Maleny High School Hall for holiday workshops for Littlies (9am-10am), Junior (10am-12pm) and Senior (2pm-4pm). Try or extend your skills on trapeze, silks and other aerial apparatus, basic tumbling and acro balance. Tuesday 4 & 11 April – Ph: 0412 262 253 See sylphcircus.com/program, contact sylphcircus@gmail.com

Art and Drawing Courses Atelier style with artist Peter Hollard. 10 week Beginner and Intermediate courses commencing term 2. View program @ petehollardart.com or Pete Hollard Art Classes on Facebook.

Heart Talk Matters: Cultivating Inner Freedom Experiential workshop with acclaimed NVC trainer and artist Kate Raffin. Learn accessible easy tools of Nonviolent Communication to empower and enable you to lead the life you want. 6-9pm Fri 28 April + 1– 6pm Sat 29 & Sun 20 April Nambour Community Centre $160 - $300 ($40 for Friday night only) http://nvcaustralia.com/?action=page&id=16 Bookings: Tracy 5435 2993 or wildweaver@ozemail.com.au

Learn to Weave with New Zealand Flax with Maleny Maori artist Alice Spittle. Connect with nature and get creative using traditional NZ Maori techniques. Workshops run at the Kondalilla Eco Resort in Montville and are only $85. For more information please visit www.artandwellbeing.com.au

Learn the Joyful art of Needlefelting Create Unique gifts, toys, artdolls whilst making new friends. Tuesdays 11.30am – 2.30pm. $20.00 The Market Place Cafe Maleny. E: rosemary.mitchell@iinet.net.au

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 $175. Gift vouchers. Ph: Richard: 5422 9291 www.richardknightwoodworks.com.au

Make your Workshop a Success

Please email your community events with subject heading What's On to: editor@hinterlandtimes.com.au

From as little as $33.00 an issue, list your workshop. Ph: 5499 9049 or email advertising@hinterlandtimes.com.au



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Wool Mattress Month

10% credit voucher April 2017  Synthetic

and man-made materials like solvents, formaldehyde, polyester and foams tend to out gas toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs), especially when exposed to bodily heat.  VOCs are unfriendly to humans. They can contribute to sleeping and general health disorders and are potentially carcinogenic.  Research from the CSIRO shows that wool filters VOCs from the atmosphere.  Our bodies feel “at home” when sleeping on natural fibres. If you prefer to wear a cotton shirt over a nylon shirt you will naturally understand this.  If you try to eat healthy you should also know that the skin acts like a giant sponge and what you put on the outside of your body is just as important as what you put in your body.

on our world’s finest wool mattresses; sumptuous wool toppers; quilts and pillows made from organic wool and cotton and the world’s finest range of certified organic cotton bed-linen when you mention this advertisement

Authentically MADE

Enjoy a natural sleeping haven...

with the purpose to enhance your health & well-being

You spend one third of your life in bed. Recuperation is difficult when breathing in Volatile Organic Compounds. We are committed to providing you with a completely natural sleeping environment to safeguard against mould; dust-mites and VOCs. It’s the responsible option for growing children and anyone with an illness.


Did you know that...

Sustainably MADE with respect for our environment

Healthy Homewares is the talk of the Sunshine Coast. Come and see our amazing homewares selection and garden centre. You’ll even find organic carpets – the only organic carpets in Australia – perfectly safe for your family.

Plenty of parking underneath with an elevator to both levels


Top of the town, 74 Maple St Maleny www.healthyhomewares.com.au

Ph: 5429 6557

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Hinterland Times April 2017  

Hinterland Times - Local news stories, local people, local events for Maleny, Montville and the Hinterland. April 2017 Edition

Hinterland Times April 2017  

Hinterland Times - Local news stories, local people, local events for Maleny, Montville and the Hinterland. April 2017 Edition

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