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December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy the great outdoors, parties and more for the holidays Pages 34, 35 and 48

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From the Editor

December 2015

The Spirit of

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T IS FUNNY HOW it sometimes works out… Either the hinterland is simply full of them, or maybe it is just that time of year (I suspect both) but our pages are loaded with “givers” – leaders driving change to help others. Thank goodness we have a large measure of these people about. Lately it seems the world is full of the opposite – our sympathies are with the people from countries still reeling from terrorists and families fleeing from war. As I farewell my sister and her tribe to a much awaited for overseas holiday, I remind myself that people are more likely to be affected by car accidents than acts of terror. If you aren’t hopping on a plane this year, our event lists are bursting. All month long, you can carol, admire Christmas lights or glory (and party) under Christmas trees. We bring you some history, interesting individuals, entertainment and invite you to explore more of our attractive natural surroundings. The December issue is also unashamedly brimming with

present ideas. If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping (you too?) then you should find what you need in the following pages and Shop Local for Christmas Guide. Please keep spending those dollars in our local towns! Now a little business – Santa is loading up the sleigh, so our next deadline comes forward a week to December 18. But if you have something in mind for the January issue, please call or email early this month. Also, make the most of our Facebook page. Send us your favourite photos of the Hinterland and locals, share your club’s events and tell us about your Hinterland gems. We hope this issue of the Hinterland Times makes you smile with the spirit of Christmas. From the whole team at HT, we wish you and your family and very Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year.

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

Making News 25 years under the Christmas Cactus


Pay it forward in Beerwah


History preserved - Razorback House


The Love of Lenore - orphans and serendipity


A Colourful Life for Bob and Diana Allen


A gingery issue


Get your whole family active with these healthy and fun present ideas


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Woombye is a thriving Hinterland community, with a very popular (and friendly) bakery, a well-stocked IGA, a selection of lovely cafes, and other shops and services to make life easier. But it hasn’t always been that way. Stepping back 90 years with resident, June Dorsett, Victoria McGuin heard a very different story.


F YOU HAVE the pleasure to stroll down the main street of Woombye on a Friday morning, you will probably see June Dorsett (née Topp) outside St. Margaret’s Church, selling her mouth-watering tomato relish and other delicious pickles and jams. June is 91 and attributes her lack of walking stick and alert mind to good genes and keeping busy. In fact, June was still working in a dentist’s surgery in her 70s, but more of that later. Step back in time to 1920 and June’s parents had just arrived in Australia on the ORSOVA. “They were ‘Pommy migrants’ and sadly the locals then didn’t like them.” Things were very hard for tailor James and his wife, Georgina Topp: their family farmhouse was burnt down whilst Georgina was in hospital delivering twins, one of which was June.

Above: Blackall Street, Woombye, looking west from John Tytherleigh's Store towards the present Bruce Highway, ca 1922 Left: June in her Woombye garden in 1944 Right (above):June in 1944 Right (below): June with her son, James, in 1945 Opposite page: June under the avocado tree in her Woombye garden

Woombye’s wonderful woman “My father had to go to Nambour on horse to tell Mum. We had to come home and live in a shed, with no power and no water. Mum had to tear up sheets for nappies.” Although James successfully grew small crops on his settlement farm, the Great Depression hit and markets ceased. Much of their produce had to be buried, which was a huge worry for the family. “Mum would walk from Woombye all the way the Nambour for rations, and all the way home,” recalls June. That’s nearly 5km each way. “We were given a penny a week and soon worked out that a halfpenny could buy some broken biscuits.” Childhood treats were rare in those rationed times, “Ice cream was once a year, and we had a lemonade at Christmas. But we never expected any more,” shared June. Eventually June’s parents sold their farm and settled into a house on the original Bruce Highway, which was quieter then, due to very few cars and no sealed roads. “It was nice hearing the frogs croaking and night insects coming out on our evening walks.” There was also no electricity when they returned home, so homework was done under a kerosene or mantle light. Other memories surface. Watching the bullock wagons bring loads of logs into Kuskopf’s Casemill, in Campbell Street. Movie evenings at the Woombye School of Arts, where you will still see the projection room today. Cycling

to Maroochydore for a swim. June then told me something so extraordinary I could hardly believe my ears. Her father couldn’t find work anywhere, “so he built a push bike and rode all the way to Adelaide for a machinery job.” I had to repeat the sentence, just to make sure. She smiled, “Yes, and he slept under the stars along the way. My brother still has that bike today, with the very same thornproof tyres.” For the next ten years, James sent money home to Georgina, but they didn’t see each other once in all that time. One can only imagine how incredibly hard that must have been. June’s brother Aubrey joined his father when he was old enough to train as an engineer, and by coincidence, her twin sister Moya, ended up living in Adelaide as an adult. Back in Woombye, the roads were sealed and street lights appeared just before World War II, “and the School of Arts hall became alive with dances, balls and gala nights. It was the centre of activity.” As for June herself, she managed to pack in plenty of jobs and adventures over the next eighty years. “I became a tailoress is Brisbane and then came back to work for a tailor in Nambour, but I walked out after an hour and a half – the way he spoke to me was shocking.” June then went to work at a clothing factory, where she

was the fastest on a sewing machine, making up to 30 pairs of trousers a day. “People even came up from Brisbane to see me sew! And they brought the High School students to see me.” Once the factory closed down, June found a new job in a car yard, doing the registrations and picking cars up. “I was the first woman to drive a car round the Nambour Showgrounds,” she smiled. “People said, ‘a woman, driving a car!’, but the following year there were more of us.” Next came a position running the office for an electrical company for 20 years, and finally working for two local dentists. “I worked there till I was 70. They didn’t know my age,” June said with a twinkle in her eye. “I said to them, ‘you’ll have to get someone else’, but at my retirement dinner they took me aside and said, ‘June, you won’t be retiring, we want you back on Monday’. I went back for another six months!” Life didn’t slow down too much after that. “I was secretary of the library for ten years; then president of the church for ten years and now I have my Craft and Gardens group.” She gave a grin that made her look sixteen again. “I enjoy a cuppa and a chat.”



“O Christmas Cactus”

time for the 25th Reesville Street Party

Manfred and Lili Ziegert are looking forward to the next Reesville Street Party, on December 14

by Gay Liddington

A visit to master cabinet maker Manfred Ziegert, and his wife Lili introduced HT's Gay Liddington to Glühwein, warm hospitality, stories of Germany, and of the street party that is now held on their property.

“It’s just fantastic! I’ve met so many people in the area and know so many of the children who are now out there and working because of that Christmas party,” Carmel recollected. This style of Christmas celebration is a long way from the German Christmas Manfred had known, before immigrating to Australia in the early eighties.


WENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, an idea discussed between friends Jill Morris and Carmel Givens, gave birth to the Reesville Street Party, a pre-Christmas get together for their community. “In those early days, the Reesville area was starting to get bigger and people didn’t really know each other. It was just a matter of cars passing. “Jill and I decided to do a post box drop, and we made up a flier. We each covered an area of Reesville. It turned out to be a much bigger job than expected, because a lot of people didn’t have post boxes, so we were sticking fliers in gates as well. “When we got together afterwards we swore we’d never do that again! Because it was such a huge job we decided in the future to advertise in the paper and put a sign out on the road,” said Carmel. The corner of Corks Pocket Road and Reesville Road was chosen as the ideal location for the party because of the large grassy area in front of the home of Manfred Ziegert. Jill Morris spoke with Manfred regarding the party designated to be held outside his home, and so began a Reesville tradition. “We brought trestle tables out from a hall in town and set up for all the food. It was incredibly successful and has been going ever since. We also asked local musician, and then Reesville resident, Danny Rose to play the music. He was more than happy to join in. 6


The ‘Christmas cactus tree’

Jill Morris, Jenny Jones and Carmel Givens at the Reesville Street Party Image supplied

An integral part of German Christmas tradition is the German Christmas market also known as Christkindlmarkt. These pop up in town squares and often other locations. Warm drinks, roasted chestnuts and local crafts add colour and flavour to the festivities. The contrast between a German Christmas of snow and steaming hot mugs of Glühwein, a spiced wine punch, and the Reesville Street Party enveloped in the heat of a Queensland summer is considerable - they’re worlds apart. “First it was in front of the fence on the corner, then under the carport, and when it rained we moved into my workshop building. It got bigger and bigger and we had a nice garden so we now set up behind the fence,” said Manfred pointing out an extensive grassy area in between two buildings and then to a giant cactus. Looming over the yard and buildings is an impressive plant that Manfred and Lili have christened ‘the Christmas cactus’. “It is in full flower around Christmas time and we have lights shining onto it. It’s a talking point with all the neighbours. It is stunning because the flowers only open up during the night and it’s full of bees in the morning,” shared Lili. One might think that an event such as the Reesville Street Party would require much preparation. However, Lili assures me that it is a casual affair, attended by up to one hundred and twenty people, and sometimes less than forty depending on the weather. “On the day of the party we put out the tables set with green cloths and always supply a coffee and tea station. People bring food to share, drinks, musical instruments and some dress up in a Christmas theme.” To this, Manfred playfully adds, “And cutting the grass at the right time…like just half a day before is important too!”

Manfred and Lili paint pictures of this annual event with their memories. I see a bonfire, children playing, friends laughing, and others sharing their musical talents. Guitars, violins and singing permeate the night while the cactus flowers bloom. Carmel recalls, “On a couple of occasions Manfred had visitors from Germany. They had all these handbells in different keys and would play really lovely Christmas songs. Looks on the faces of the children was amazing. It was a treat for everybody. “Lili and Manfred are the most beautiful people. We don’t see much of them during the year or a lot of our neighbours. But the street party catch up is fantastic! And as soon as someone new in the area comes along we always tell them, you must come to our Christmas party!” The melding of European Christmas traditions with a Queensland climate, under the ‘Christmas cactus’ tree may seem something akin to a mad hatters tea party. However, the atmosphere, created from an idea twenty-five years ago, gives one a sense of family and celebration...a worthy community model. If you are driving along Reesville Road you may see the sign outside Manfred’s Wood and Antique Shop alerting locals to the Reesville Street Party from "sundown to ?" on Monday, December 14.

Musical friends Alwin and Marita entertain at the party Image supplied



PAY IT FORWARD - a life transformed

From an early life characterised by poverty and abuse, David Maynard has found family and a sense of community in Beerwah. A ‘pay it forward’ moment transformed his life and now he is working hard to transform the lives of others.

by Gay Liddington


N THE EARLY eighties an eleven year old David Maynard sought refuge from a violent home. Kings Cross, an inner city locality of Sydney, became his surroundings for over twenty years. Organised crime, prostitution and a drug trade characterise ‘The Cross’. It was there that this child was plucked from the streets, used and abused. Boy’s homes and foster homes offered no respite. “I had the opportunity when Rose and Ben were born to finally have my first family and I ran with it. I was thirty-three years old and wanted a better life for me and my kids. “I’m not proud of my past. I’m proud of my future. A lot of people just need a hand. I got that hand when we came to Queensland,” said David, who moved interstate with his children, one and two years of age. Personal experience then introduced David to the notion of pay it forward. A woman, manager of a Brisbane real estate office, supported him to gain a residence in Mundubbera. “She was amazing! She paid for the bond, a truck to get my furniture there and food. Then she told me to pay it forward.”



The Maynard family. L to R: Rosemaree, David, Sandra and Ben Image: Gay Liddington

The concept of pay it forward is old but was highlighted in the American film of the same name. It demonstrates the snowball effect of how, when the beneficiary of a good deed repays it to others instead of to the original benefactor, it can change lives. “Once I moved out to Mundubbera I started a lawn mowing business. Then I met this fella who owned a cattle property called ‘Deepbank’. David McCord was eighty-four years old.” David became intrigued when he saw the elderly man astride a horse and on a mission. He enquired and was told they’d talk when the rider returned. The senior man told his eager groundsman that he had been out mustering. David Maynard shook his head in disbelief that a man of his age was still working the cattle. David begged to be taught. A challenge the Christian elder embraced. “We used to ride for four hours one way just to get to the cattle. He had twenty-six thousand acres out there. We talked a lot and shared stories. “One day, we were riding back. David talked to me about God and stuff in life. He asked where I wanted to see myself in the future. I said I just want to be free. As I said it there were these two eagles flying right above us, circling,” a surreal and defining moment. “Being out there was amazing! I just saw a different light. It changed my life! In my eyes David McCord was a legend! “I worked out there for a few years mustering, got married and had baby Sandra. And then there were two floods. One in 2011, wiped out half of the town pretty much. The 2013

Mothers’ Day antics at Skippy Park Past and present members of the Beerwah Pay It Forward team. L to R: Jen Farrell, Jacquie & Karl Croucher, Rumalie Buchanan and David Maynard Image: Gay Liddington

Jacquie, Rumalie and David packing a food hamper Image: Gay Liddington

flood…it wiped us out, it changed everything.” said David bowing his head, visibly emotional. “Mundubbera was classed as a disaster area and so we were relocated to Beerwah. The spirit in this town is unspeakable. It doesn’t matter where you turn someone is paying it forward.” “Once I realised what pay it forward was, I decided to start a Facebook group and called it ‘Beerwah Pay It Forward’. “A good friend, Jacquie Croucher, was the rock of the Beerwah Pay It Forwards’ team. Without her and the community’s backing it just wouldn’t have happened. The group has over two thousand members now.” Beerwah Pay It Forward isn’t just a Facebook group sourcing and giving furniture and effects. They assist in finding accommodation, if someone asks for food it appears. and there’s a resource list that points people to particular services. The group also creates events that make a difference in their town. Whether it be Christmas, Easter or another significant day on the annual calendar it presents an opportunity to pay it forward. “I just put it out there on Facebook and ask who wants to help. I create an event and invite people and it happens! “When we had the Easter egg hunt in Skippy Park over two hundred kids showed up. Donations from the community were overwhelming. And at Christmas we put together food hampers for families and toys for the kids. They have to be new toys though…still in the box for the kids to open. We made thirtysix hampers last year.” The Beerwah retirement village Embracia, is also a recipient of pay it forward. “We get the kids together, from

‘Breakfast for a Veteran’ envelope

toddlers up to sixteen year olds and visit the elderly. We play games or just chat. We also took Easter eggs and recently did dancing and drawing. “There were tears of joy. It was amazing! It just brings a different meaning to their lives. The kids don’t realise how special they’re making the day by just being there.” Speaking proudly of his children,single dad David said, “Rose and Ben help with everything from collecting toys to giving them out. Rose did a toy run for Valentine’s Day and took them to the hospital. She, and other young people were also involved in ‘Breakfast for a Veteran’ at Beerwah RSL on Anzac Day.” David’s community work, until recently, extended to volunteering with the local SES (State Emergency Services). His training began at Mundubbera and continued in Beerwah where he obtained his VR (Vertical Rescue) qualification. The group provides essential emergency services including mountain rescue. Pay it forward cards sit on counters of local businesses encouraging people to make a difference. David says, “If you think someone needs a coffee, buy them a coffee. A deed can be pushing someone’s trolley, carrying their shopping bag or checking on elderly neighbours. I was lucky having two people who showed me the path.” Beerwah Pay It Forward in conjunction with Glasshouse Mountains 4x4 Rescue Recovery are organising a Christmas toy drive for children in Caboolture Hospital. If you would like to be part of the drive and/or donate toys, contact David Maynard via Facebook private message or phone David on 0459 597 617.





a taste of the real thing by Dale Jacobsen

Nehru Demirovski, Ervin Destanovski and Milo Destanovski – 3 of 19 Macedonian musicians who will visit Maleny in December

Many have danced to the raw rhythm of ‘World Music’ at the Woodford Folk Festival. Few give a thought to the meaning behind the music that excites their soul. When Maleny musician and musical instrument maker Linsey Pollak first heard the Macedonian gaida (bagpipes) on a friend's album in Sydney during the 1970s, he knew he had to go to the land of their origin and learn all he could about the music. He is thrilled that three Balkan bands will arrive in Maleny - for Christmas!


TOTALLY FELL IN LOVE with this instrument”, said Linsey. “I managed to buy a gaida and connect with other people who were playing Macedonian music, then started making my own bagpipes. “I had purchased a treadle lathe—which was a problem since I was backpacking around Europe on an Australia Council grant, measuring renaissance woodwind instruments in museums—so decided to stay in London for a few years and set up an instrument making workshop. Linsey visited Macedonia on and off over the next three years, learning gaida from Lazo Nikolovski in Dracevo and also meeting musicians from the town of Berovo, including Destan Destanovski who invited him to “come stay with us”. “I developed such a strong bond during those years with Destan and his two teenage sons, Milo and Dzafer. That was 37 years ago. I returned to Australia where my passion for Macedonian music flourished, but sadly, I lost contact with the Destanovski family.” Every few years, Linsey would search for the family on the internet, but without any luck— until five years ago when he chanced upon a video clip of young Milo, now a mature man. Linsey reconnected with the brothers (the father, Destan had died the year before).



When Linsey was touring Europe two years ago, he returned to the welcoming arms and fabulous music he had remembered. This time, he met many musicians who played in various bands in Berovo. “I thought: wouldn’t it be great to bring three of the bands to Woodford Folk Festival”, said Linsey. “To my delight, they readily agreed and 19 Macedonian musos, including brothers Milo and Dzafer Destanovski, will feature prominently in the festival programme. I then decided that Maleny should also get a ‘taste of the real thing’, and so an idea that has been two years in the making is about to be realised.” Despite coming from one town no bigger than Maleny, and all 19 being from Romani background, the three bands could not be more diverse. Maleshevski Zurli is a very traditional band comprising zurla (double reed wind instrument) and tapan (doubleheaded bass drum). This is the hypnotic, infectious rhythmical music Destan introduced Linsey to back in the 1970s. Originally part of everyday Romani life, it is now

mostly reserved for special cultural events. Etno Malesh, led by Milo and involving the next generation, has evolved from the more traditional music and includes modern instruments such as sax, keyboard and electric guitar. “It is more of a folk-fusion band”, said Linsey. The third band, which will really resonate with Australian audiences, is Uska Kan Orkestar. It is this style of music that strongly influences Linsey’s band, The Unusual Suspects. It is a BIG, raunchy, exciting sound, which you would expect from baritone horns, tuba, trumpets, sax, drums … “I know they will be a big hit”, said Linsey. “They are widely regarded as one of the top Balkan brass bands in the world.” All musicians consider themselves as Romani. Linsey explained the importance of not calling them, or their music ‘Gypsy’ — a derogatory misnomer that’s been turned into a catchy marketing term. “People don’t understand that the Romanis are an ethnic group fighting against oppression.”

Macedonian musicians headed for Maleny

Linsey Pollak (second from right) play with Etno Malesh in Berovo

Linsey came up with a very popular idea for their first meal on the Range. “I put word out that I would be booking tables at Secrets on the Lake where people could purchase two meals: one for themselves and one for one of our guests. We booked out within two days!” Christmas breakfast will be something special too. The entire entourage will be dining with locals at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. As a way of thanking the community for all this support, the three bands, plus Unusual Suspects, will be performing The Big Balkan Dance Party on Wednesday 23 December at the Maleny RSL. It will be a night to remember. A one off.

The 19 musicians, plus interpreters, minders and drivers, will hit Maleny at the end of December. “We thought it would be good for them to spend five days here before landing at Woodford. After all, they will be coming from snow to the height of Queensland summer, and the Maleny Community has been incredibly responsive, as I knew they would be”, said Linsey. Housing and entertaining this troupe will be very much a community effort. “We have nine houses ready to billet these amazing people—we even have five houses in reserve. Lunches and dinners, often for 35/40 people, will be prepared by locals and hosted in various homes.”

The Big Balkan Dance Party

Above and right: Milo, Dzafer and Linsey in 1981 and reunited in 2013

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Razorback House was the town's first school and public building, then became the teacher's living quarters, and today, thanks to the Montville Village Association (MVA), it is once again, a hub of activity in the school.

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LTHOUGH RAZORBACK House is currently not heritage listed and not part of the Montville Heritage Precinct, the Montville School recognises its heritage value and has worked hard to preserve it. The rear portion of “Razorback House”, on the lookout, was the original structure of the Montville Provisional School, built by the community in 1896. It was the first public building in Montville, or Razorback, as the settlement was then known. Razorback Provisional School, the original school building completed in 1896 was centrally located on 4.25 acres of school reserve, and measured 24 feet by 14 feet. It consisted of one school room and verandah that was built to accommodate one class and one teacher. On opening day 17 students were enrolled, and another 8 within the next two months. The walls were 10 feet high with a 7 foot verandah on the northern side, six windows and one door. The roof was of iron sheathed with pine. The floor was pine, and the other timber used was beech. That verandah now faces west and has been closed in. In 1908, a larger school building was erected, and the first building was moved further east to its present site, and extended, to provide accommodation for the head teachers.

The front of the original school residence, originally a bedroom on the left and the sitting room on the right

Two camphor laurels were planted, one on either side of the pathway. It was incorporated into the new teacher’s residence as the kitchen, one bedroom and western verandah with steps up. Two more bedrooms were added along the eastern side of the verandah and a dining room, sitting room and northern

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clearly recognizable as such. The floor and roof have been replaced where there has been deterioration. This building is a backdrop for the Easter Sunday Dawn Service on the lookout, one of the community festivals for which Montville is noted. The building is now officially part of the school grounds and this will ensure that it continues to be maintained. For further photos, plans and sketches of Razorback House, read the Montville State School 1896 -1996 Centenary History, compiled by Barbara Ramadge-Ross. This article was created with original information by Gillie Warren and updates from the Montville Historical Group.

Above: Montville School 1896 Opposite (top left): Look how many children Arthur and Ida Suthers had to fit into a tiny two bedroom home: Douglas, Willoughby, Garth, Roderick, Angus, Gordon and Gwenda!

verandah with steps up. In 1919, plans were drawn up to extend this dwelling as the head teacher, Arthur Suthers, had six children and another on the way. An eastern enclosed ‘sleeping out’ verandah was requested, along with painting the residence as it had not been painted since it was originally built twelve years earlier. Cate Patterson, Montville Historical Group Co-ordinator said, "I was amazed at how many children Arthur and Ida Suthers had to fit into the tiny two bedroom residence!" By 1921 repairs to the roof were urgent, but the Education Department was slow to respond. And this constant battle to prevent the place from deteriorating seems to have been the pattern for many subsequent years. In 1999, when the Department of Education discontinued including accommodation as a normal part of the school precinct, there were grave concerns that the building might be sold, removed or demolished. Cate said, "The Montville Village Association Inc. lobbied strongly for the building to remain in situ, and applied for a grant from the Centenary of Federation committee for restoration purposes." "The Department of Education decided that the building could still be utilised by the Montville School and after the renovations were completed in 2002, the building is now in constant use.

"Music and Art classes, reading and counselling, the P & C, uniform and equipment storage; all make use of the facility." In 2006, in return for the MVA contribution, the Historical Group sub-committee had the use of two rooms to store its collection. In the same year, the school children joined in projects in the garden and areas behind Razorback House. After the two very large, unsafe camphor laurels were removed, the Historical Group landscaped the front garden over a two year period. Cate said it was a huge job, "Tree ferns were planted in the stumps (the battle with camphor laurel suckers is ongoing!) and the Murraya hedge, and other white-blooming plants were established. "The whole front garden was mulched with hardwood chips to minimise watering needs, and more shrubs have been added over the years." The pine floor has been replaced with chipboard and a heavy duty carpet and reinforced to allow students to dance safely. The walls are brightly painted. The original verandah has been closed in, and the once enclosed ‘sleeping out’ verandah on the east is now open, and provides a view over the extensive thriving Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden. The heritage value of the building is recognised and being preserved, in that there will be no new wall, window or door installations or modifications. The original timber boards are



Ebenezer’s Leah and her second baby (a girl)

Engine by Victoria McGuin

Maleny's Lenore Burton, Director of the Friends of Ebenezer Australia Inc, is extraordinary. And I mean that in its most literal sense. Her depth of care and passion for The Ebenezer Childcare Trust in Livingstone, South Zambia is admirable and infectious. Providing shelter, education, food and comfort to over 300 orphans - if you haven’t heard of this charity before, it’s time to share the story of how Lenore became involved.


T WAS AN absolute calling,” Lenore stated categorically. “Through a dripfeed process and things falling into place, I realised one day on my verandah that this was what I was meant to be doing.” To support her statement, splayed out across the table were images of bright, smiling children, studying, playing, dancing; even one hanging on an elephant’s trunk. “That’s Rachael. She was one of the first street kids we took in, and she now works at an elephant centre. She’s the first female elephant handler in Zambia!” Lenore told me with pride. The Ebenezer Childcare Trust was founded by Ranji Chara, a personal friend of Lenore and her husband Richard, when she and her husband moved to Zambia. “One day, Ranji saw this boy reaching down into a bin in the street, trying to find

Morgan and Lenore



Rachael playing with elephants

breakfast. She called to him and offered her bag of bread rolls,” Lenore said. “But do you know what he did? Instead of taking them, he whistled, and about 35 kids came from under the shop awnings and he shared the rolls with every one of them.” That boy was called Morgan. “Ranji went home and cried about him and the other children and knew she had to do something. “So in 2001 she began feeding them on the street, and then rented houses to accommodate these children; then she turned an old garage into a school and finally she bought land to create a children’s village.” Morgan himself has had many ups and downs over the past ten years, but he has now just graduated from university. “Actually, there’s a lovely story behind

Lenore in her Maleny garden

benefactors, but I am tired,” she admitted. “We are a smaller group these days, and my health hasn’t been good, so I’ve had to step back a bit for a while. To be honest, we could really do with more helpers.” It feels that this is a time where Lenore is asking for a call to arms, not just for donations, but for her ‘baby’ – the Friends of Ebenezer Foundation. “A friend recently said, ‘You’re the engine, Lenore; we’re the carriages and you carry us along.’ But my health has declined and I need people to walk beside me now,” she smiled. To find out more, contact Lenore on 5429 6194 or email her at ric1945len@yahoo.com.au or to donate, visit: www.friendsofebenezeraustralia.com

Children in the Ebenezer Primary School

that,” Lenore explained. “When Morgan went off the rails, he travelled up north and saw Austin, another of our Ebenezer children who has become a successful chef. Austin convinced Morgan to go back and finish his degree.” While Ranji was creating a safe space for babies and children, Lenore was being kept in the loop through emails. Then one day, Ranji emailed that she had been in her house alone and suddenly heard a male voice clearly say, “Most of your help is coming from Australia.” A voice she believed was God. Lenore laughed. “When Ranji told me, I shook my head and said ‘not me, mate’, as I couldn’t bear selling anything to anyone! I am shy, and I couldn’t think of a worse calling – asking people for money to send overseas.” Without even realising it though, events naturally took her towards becoming a major fundraiser for the Trust. “I was taking bible studies in Maleny, and a lady called Dawn Sebbens was a regular. One day we decided to paint, which didn’t go well, very messy; so we made some cards. “I took them to the local shops and asked if they could sell them and let the charity keep all the money, and people said ‘yes’!” This gave Lenore confidence to keep going, “I went to the local IGA and asked, ‘If we make a nice money box, can we

put it in your store?” Again, the answer was yes. More and more people joined the, now established, Friends of Ebenezer group. “We made cards, held dinners, dances and concerts. You name it, we’ve done it.” Lenore is no longer shy about talking to people, “I have so much information inside of me; I love to share it.” She even had a spot, ‘Letters from Livingstone’, on 106.5fm for a while, sharing regular newsletters on the progress of the Zambian children. “People sometimes ask me why there? Why not help people in Australia instead? “But I think…we have things here. We have charities and organisations, great medicine, clean water. These children have nothing.” Lenore showed me a photo of Leah, the first headmistress of the Ebenezer School. “Leah’s mother lay dying and asked us to take her boy and girl as domestics, and Ranji said yes. “Ranji saw Leah’s potential and sent her to finish school and then on to teachers' college, and she became our first headmistress. She was also our first orphan girl to get married and have a baby.” From a tragic beginning comes a beautiful success story. I asked if Lenore has much support. “I have had a wonderful team over the years, and some very generous



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Drinks on the Deck after an Arts Council production in 2015 with Ann Koenig, Sydney visitor Yvonne Levien and June Dunn

Arts Council party to launch 2016 program M

ALENY ARTS COUNCIL will launch their 2016 program with ‘music, food and the drinks bar’ on the deck at the Maleny Community Centre on Sunday December 6 at 4pm. It is not even necessary to be a member to join the fun according MAC’s President Professor Jennifer Radbourne. “We are inviting all music and theatre lovers to our Christmas party and launch of one of the most interesting programs we have had for a long time. It includes a mix of theatre and a variety of music to suit all tastes,” she said. Professor Radbourne said the 2015 season had been particularly successful with a variety of programs including for the first time ever a Queensland Opera production ‘The Adventures of Figaro’ that captivated a sell-out crowd.



Program coordinator, Dr Peter Lavery said the new program included a virtuoso comedy show from New York that had been a hit world-wide and a resident ensemble from QPAC. “I am excited about our line-up for 2016, especially a production from next year’s QTC season. So come along on December 6 for the ‘Big Reveal’. “There is also a competition going. Count the number of shops with fliers for the event along Maple Street, be at the party and if you are the winner you will go home with a fine bottle of red from the cellar,” he said. For catering purposes you need to phone your rsvp to Treasurer John Marsden on 5494 2584 or email malenyartscouncil@gmail.com

Landsborough’s Sacred Tree Café turns 1!

Sarah and Julie Jackson invite you to try the new menu at the Sacred Tree Café in Landsborough


ACRED TREE CAFÉ in Landsborough has just celebrated its first birthday on 26 November 2015 and owners mother/daughter team Julie and Sarah Jackson couldn’t be happier! Running a café was something the friendly pair really wanted to experience, and they had been searching for the perfect business for some time. When they came across this one it had “the added bonus was that it was situated in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland”, Julie said. “Our food is prepared by our in house chef from mainly locally sourced produce”, said Julie. Sarah, chef and part owner, said, “Our philosophy is simple – fresh produce, gourmet food made from raw ingredients, and with that special ingredient ‘love’.” Julie keeps the business ticking over and runs front of house, while Sarah dedicates herself to creating fabulous food. Great service is vital to the dynamic pair, and this shows in their attention to dietary needs. They cater to carnivores, vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies and sensitivities. “Some of our specialties include raw vegan desserts and gluten free meals and snacks. Sacred Tree Café enjoys excellent feedback from customers on their coffee and weekend classics like eggs Benedict with house-made hollandaise, a gourmet steak sandwich, and their big brekkie, with house-made relish. “Customers come back for our raw vegan desserts, which we also supply to Healthy Guru, and our gluten free brownies”, said Julie. A new menu launch for summer has delicious breakfast and lunch choices for all taste buds. Some of the old favourites still on the menu. A beautiful shady garden area at the back is home to water dragon lizards, and another covered area out the side that it popular with groups. The café has wheelchair access, plenty of parking, a kid friendly menu, and also welcomes dogs. 19 Caloundra Rd, Landsborough, phone: 5439 9555. HINTERLAND TIMES – DECEMBER 2015


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a colourful life

by Dale Jacobsen

From serious gourmet cheese making and magnificent floral canvases to boutique painted birdhouses - a couple of collaborative creatives painting themselves a colourful life!


HE FIRST THING I notice when I walk into Bob and Diana Allen’s house is colour. The day I dropped by for a chat, their dining table held a display of the most colourful bird houses you are ever likely to see. The walls are hung with huge magnificent paintings of flowers painted by Diana; the room is filled with furniture mostly made by Bob, with Diana’s hand-painted porcelain displayed on the shelves. While Maleny has its fair share of artists and woodworkers, it is rare to find such a collaborative couple living in the one house. Bob said, “It is Diana who usually comes up with the ideas, then we work together”. Their current project, Boutique Bird Houses, grew from an idea Diana had when looking through a magazine. “I said to Bob, ‘You could make them, and I could paint them’. Everything is recycled. I love foraging around junk shops to find bits and pieces for the bird houses. It means that each little house is unique.” Diana began painting her colourful floral artwork on porcelain in 1981. “Bob and his sister were always going out to paint landscapes. I felt left out, so I thought I’d see what I could do.” She hasn’t stopped painting since. With porcelain proving too fragile to transport to markets, she turned her hand to fabric painting—again portraying the floral designs she does so well. “I’ve never had lessons”, said Diana. “Given the freedom to do things my own way, I know I can do it.”



Diana preparing for her December exhibition at Maple 3

For years, the family attended all the Australian Craft Shows in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, showing Diana’s hand-painted clothing. “It was a wonderful experience. We made lots of friends”, said Diana. Eventually, Bob and Diana set up Montville Rose craft store in Montville to showcase clothing and accessories all hand-painted by Diana. When the time came to retire 10 years ago, they moved to



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Curramore and Diana branched out. “I really wanted to paint floral art on a larger canvas”, she said. It is these large canvasses that adorn their home. They are so evocative, you can almost smell the perfume. The world of colour was even more intense when I walked into Diana’s studio. Half-completed canvasses were stacked everywhere. Paints and still-life vases of blossom filled every available space. Bob and Diana just happen to live next door to me, so I knew that Bob had his own secret. He also makes cheese. Beautiful cheese. “Making cheese is time consuming,” he said, “you’ve got to look after them”. He makes everything from fancy French cheeses like Reblochon and St Marcellin to blue Stilton and cheddar. “And I use Maleny milk exclusively. Their Farmers Choice milk makes the best cheese.” Bob has installed a humidity-controlled fridge dedicated to storing his cheese. “I bought a spare fridge and had the thermostat replaced with a cold room one for easier control.” I asked him what inspired him to start experimenting. “I often ask myself why did I ever start this, but I saw a show on telly where this bloke travelled the world visiting small establishments. I watched what they were doing and thought: I could do this.” He started out making the tools for the job, then realised he was going to actually have to make the cheese to justify his time. He takes the research of cheese making very seriously, fully investigating recipes and techniques. A recent favourite is the Welsh cheese, Caerphilli. “Being born in Wales, I had heard about this cheese as a kid. The wives used to make it for their miner husbands for lunch.” It is no coincidence that Bob has a love of chemistry. Starting out as an apprentice photo lithographer, he became

Diana and Bob surrounded by colour of their own making

Deck the halls... Bob takes cheese making seriously and even designed a fridge dedicated to storing it!

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fascinated by all things related to the photo industry and the chemicals associated with it. “I worked in the chemical room, making developers and fixers—that’s what apprentices did. I guess it isn’t too much of a leap from that to experimenting with cheese.” The cheese making is taking a back seat for now. Day after day, I hear the sounds of industry coming from Bob’s workshop as another unique bird house comes together. He takes it over to Diana’s studio where she admires his craftsmanship, then gets to work sketching designs to complement her husband’s efforts. To visit Bob and Diana is to be treated to a cheese platter and a cup of good coffee. I leave their home with a selection of Bob’s cheese, walk through their vibrant, flowering front garden, and reflect on Bob’s words. “There’s never a dull moment in our house”. Diana Allen’s artwork will be on display at Maple 3 during December. Their Boutique Bird Houses will be featured at Gardening on the Edge in 2016.

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CafĂŠ de Fudge

Daawat Indian Restaurant

Maple 3 CafĂŠ

Pomodoras on Obi


787 Landsborough-Maleny Rd, Maleny Q 4552


4/45 Maple Street, Maleny Q 4552


3 Maple St, Maleny Q 4552


18 Lawyer Street, Maleny Q 4552


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


Real food. Real Service. Venue available for functions. Fabulous meals in a cafĂŠ setting in the heart of town.


Pomodoras new trading hours allows you to enjoy their great food with extended dining availability. Indulge yourself from the a la Carte menu, daily blackboard lunch specials or divine Roasts on Sundays.


Cappriccio’s Italian Restaurant

Cappriccio’s Italian Restaurant

Hotel Maleny

Mar y Cair ncross CafĂŠ

Spicers Tamarind


Riverside Centre, Maleny Q 4552


6 Bunya Street, Maleny Q 4552



88 Obi Lane, South Maleny Q 4552


07 5499 9444


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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.


Open: Lunch Mon - Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm Dinner Mon - Fri: 5.30pm – 8.30pm Sat & Sun: all day dining from 11.30am Quality dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Daily specials. Bar, Bistro, Functions & Accommodation. Liquour Legends Member discounts. Courtesy bus available.

148 Mountain View Road, Maleny Q 4552


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Indulge your taste buds with delicious homemade meals and cakes. Breakfast, large extensive lunch menu, morning/afternoon tea. G/F avail. Free Range bacon, eggs & chicken. Freshly produced jams, mayo & sauces.



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Colin James Fine Foods

Lumbini Nepalese Restaurant

Maudy’s Bistro & Bar

The Garden Maleny


37 Maple Street, Maleny Q 4552


11 Coral Street, Maleny Q 4552



34 Mountain View Rd, Maleny Q


07 5494 2860


07 5435 2912


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




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Mountain Bean Café


38 Kondalilla Rd, Montville Q 4560


127 Main Street, Montville Q 4560


14/168 Main St, Montville Q 4560


07 5478 6212


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Recently opened café in the heart of Montville, serving breakfast and lunch. With our very own fee be sure to collect speciality house blend cofffee offfee a loyalty cof fee card and enjoy a cake or sweet treat from our delicious options including GF. Gourmet icecream and Gelati.

Elements at Montville

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

Quality handmade Chocolates and Patisseries, great Coofffe fe and one of the best views around. Celebration cakes made to order.




The Upfront Club

Flame Hill Vineyard

Montville Café Bar Grill


31 Maple St, Maleny Q 4552


249 W Western estern Ave, Montville Q 4560


126 Main Street, Montville Q 4560


207 Narrows Rd, Montville Q 4560


07 5494 2592


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The Edge Restaurant


483 Mountain View Rd, Maleny Q



202 Main Street, Montville Q 4560



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1/174 Main Street, Montville Q 4560


07 5442 9505

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127-133 Main St, Montville Q 4560

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16/18 Queen St, Nambour Q 4560


07 5445 7321


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Flaxton Gardens


Sacred Tree CafĂŠ


313 Flaxton Dve, Flaxton Q 4560


4/6 Main St, Palmwoods Q 4555


19 Caloundra St, Landsborough Q

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Indian Palace

The Mailbox CafĂŠ



1 Koorawatha Lane, Palmwoods Q


8 Caloundra St, Landsborough Q


344 Flaxton Dve, Flaxton Q 4560


07 5445 9882


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E KNOW CWA, Country Women’s Association, for their fabulous scones and crafts, but this organisation does so much more. This collective of women form a powerful voice for supporting the health and wellbeing of farming and rural communities throughout Australia. A current campaign of country women across Queensland is to ban fresh ginger being imported from Fiji which have been arriving with parasitic worms. The CWA has lobbied the Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, to put a halt to this import.



The Australian Government has refused to stop these Fijian imports even though there have been roundworms found in crates of fresh ginger reaching markets in Australia. Roundworms are a type of nematode that burrows into the ginger root. The Australian Ginger industry group believes that the roundworm could threaten not only Australia's ginger crops, but also banana, pineapple, citrus and potato crops too. The QCWA wants to help protect local growers, and is therefore called for a ban on imports. The Australian ginger industry produces enough for local consumption - over 7000 tonnes per year - mostly from Sunshine Coast to Bundaberg, and also in the Lockyer Valley. The Australian ginger industry, which represents 45 growers, is worried because not only have contaminated imports been allowed to arrive in Australia, but no scientifically proven bio-security measures are in place to prevent or treat the problem. The industry complaints are being seen as ‘anticompetitive’. The Fijian ginger is cheaper. It is not so much an argument about price, but the fact that these imports could undermine the long-term viability of local farmers through the transfer of potential pests and diseases. According to the Chairman of the Australian Ginger Industry Association, Anthony Rehbeind, “Up to 70% ginger crops in Fiji are being lost to the roundworm” . He also said, “As an industry, we're not prepared to gamble with our future and our families' futures.” In support of their action to protect local ginger, Queensland ginger growers are now gathering evidence to present to a special senate inquiry about the effect these imports of fresh ginger from Fiji will have on the local industry. At a recent state conference in Gympie, the QCWA also called for all fruit and vegetables consumed in Australia be produced here - that is a bold and sensible stand. They believe that in support of local farmers and the health of the community, there should be no need to import fruits and vegetables from overseas.

What can you do: ● Support the QCWA’s campaign to protect the local ginger industry. ● Buy local ginger ● Grow some too — now is actually a good time to plant some ginger in the Sunshine Coast and hinterland.

Federal Member for Fisher, Hon. Mal Brough MP has provided the following comment to HT regarding ginger imports: The Australia Government takes biosecurity very seriously. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is currently considering all submissions received as part of the review of import conditions for fresh ginger following the first successful import season earlier this year. Their report is expected by the end of the year. The Department has been working with the Australian Ginger Industry Association, the Queensland Government and the Fijian Government to keep them and other stakeholders fully informed of the progress.



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seen major growth in the Australian, New Zealand and American markets.”

U S T R A L I A’S NATURE COAST has won the Queensland Tourism Award for ‘Richard Power Award for D e s t i n a t i o n Marketing’, reflecting the success of the innovative marketing project in attracting European and other international visitors to the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts.

Australia’s Nature Coast has been marketed in major campaigns in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), i n c l u d i n g participation at international trade shows and in dedicated marketing programs in Germany and the UK.

The power of the Australia’s Nature Coast (ANC) marketing strategy has seen record growth in European visitation to the region, with the ‘Great Beach Drive’ – launched earlier this year – attracting significant international and domestic interest as well.

The Glasshouse Mountains welcome our overseas visitors to Australia’s Nature Coast

And why wouldn't they want to visit? The region is the only place in the world that has two UNESCO Biospheres side by side, and World Heritage listed Fraser Island and our beautiful national parks.

the Sunshine Coast recorded 10.6% increase in overseas arrivals

ANC was launched in 2013 to broaden international market appeal and attract new investment, by leveraging the unique natural assets of the adjoining Sunshine, Cooloola and Fraser Coast tourism regions. The decision to launch the joint initiative recognised the need for diverse, product-rich natural attractions to compete collaboratively in key international markets. “Consumers don’t recognise regional barriers, and



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given our proximity and our joint commitment to nature based tourism, the partnership was an obvious one,” said Sunshine Coast Destination CEO, Simon Ambrose. “Our strategy targeted the European market in particular because of their specific travel patterns and interests, but the success of marketing initiatives like the ‘Great Beach Drive’ has resonated far wider and we have

By focusing on conversion, the key outcome was increased visitation, length of stay, dispersal and visitor expenditure. Touring itineraries, and active engagement of travel distribution partners served to increase product experiences, build knowledge and commitment, and target industry activities - and convert enquiries into actual bookings. In the most recent International Visitor Survey (IVS), the Sunshine Coast recorded 10.6% increase in overseas arrivals to June 2015, fuelled largely by growth in the UK (up 23.7%) and Germany (30.6%) – the two markets where ANC is most heavily promoted. Now in its third year, the ANC project team is led by key representatives from Sunshine Coast Destination Limited (SCDL), Destination Gympie Region, Fraser Coast Opportunities (FCO), Tourism Noosa and the Great Sandy Biosphere.


6 tips for choosing the perfect gift! Christmas shopping can be a challenge but here are a few simple tips that really can help avoid last minute mistakes and make your gift something meaningful and worthwhile. 1. Take your time. Buying the perfect gift can’t be rushed. Make a list of who you would like to buy for and then plan your day out. 2. Think about the person’s interests & passions. They might like nature, reading, old fashion knick-knacks, animals, collecting - owls, shells etc. Do they have a favourite colour? 3. Ask yourself what they ‘need’. Even the most super, busy, successful person with just about everything probably needs ‘time’. There are lots of ‘time’ saving ideas for gifts. 4. Consider the intention; do you want to give something they will cherish forever, or maybe just something fun that will make them laugh? 5. What are their circumstances. Perhaps they have just moved to a new home that needs decorating or, they have a stressful job and would benefit from a pampering or spoiling type of present? 6.Think about the personality of the recipient. Are they girly, elegant, quirky, eccentric, traditional? Do they like practical things they can use or would they appreciate something decorative?

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Chocolates - A classic gift you can always count on. Presented in a fabulous book box which can be re-used when empty for storing remotes, or as a bedside trinket box etc.,etc. Jewellery – It’s a common misconception but these days ‘fashion’ jewellery is not about being expensive - and it makes a fun gift. Candles - You can’t go wrong with a quality candle. The Candle Shoppe is sure to have a fragrance and colour to delight anyone. Silk Scarf or Pashmina - a ‘spoiling’ gift that is inexpensive & sure to please.You can be certain they wont receive one the same! Useful Gifts - these are enjoyed for being both attractive and serving a purpose. Luxury soaps, handy wall hooks, a beautiful umbrella, quirky door stop, a stylish wall clock etc.. Gift Certificate - If you really aren’t sure, there’s always a Gift Voucher. Mayfield Galleries Vouchers come with a Complimentary Coffee Card as an extra treat towards the gift of a lovely day shopping in Montville! Gift Wrapping available!

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Right: Ken Smith from RSL Maleny, Gloria Mason enjoying a cuppa and had a browse through copied samples of the interred items

Above: Mayor Mark Jamieson with guests at a small dedication ceremony and morning tea at the Maleny RSL for the time capsule - buried to mark 100 years since Gallipoli

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Left: Maleny Rotary Club's Angela Griffin, granddog 'Buffy', Talaya from Bellthorpe and Joyce Ferguson representing the Laurelin Club enjoyed the dedication

Above: Commemorating buried treasure: locals watched as Mayor Mark Jamieson unveiled the plaque and read the inscribed words to all assembled

Left: Malcolm Baker from Maleny Rotary and Les Fawkes came along to join the interment

Following the Apex Breakfast & RSL Flag Raising Ceremony, ALL this at the Maleny Showgrounds on Australia Day!

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This Month’s Montville Hall Gallery Artist:

Feature Artist Montville Art Gallery

Judy Berlak

December 2015

Like Mother, Like Daughter Kendall Perkins and Brydie Perkins-Brakels


AINTING IS MY PASSION. I just love to paint. It gives me a fantastic feeling which money simply can’t buy.� Kendall told us. Flowers, animals, city panoramas and tropical vistas just burst from Kendall’s canvases in a blaze of colour. “I see and paint colour first and then the subject begins to take form, Kendall explained. I apply the paint thickly using brushes, palette knives and even my hands if the mood takes me.� “Mum is a fantastic inspiration for me and a wonderful mentor,� said Brydie Perkins-Brakels, Kendall’s twenty year old daughter. “She has always encouraged me to do my own thing and to create my own individual style. We share a passion for bright colours and we both feel there is too much unhappiness in today’s world so we both strive to create paintings which have a ‘feel-good factor’ so they make viewers feel happy to be alive.� Brydie added. “I know how lucky I am to have had mum to introduce me to gallery owners and pave the way for me to exhibit my paintings alongside hers. Her own experiences when she was my age were a very different story.� “I always knew that I wanted to be a professional artist,� Kendall explained. “I was top student in my art class at school but was told by a teacher that it was not possible to make a living as an artist. At first, I was devastated but I decided to ignore the teacher’s advice and pursue my dreams to be an artist and have not looked back since.� Open daily from 10 to 5, the Montville Art Gallery is located at 138 Main Street, Montville opposite the Village Green. From December 1st, Kendall and Brydie’s paintings will be featured under “Exhibitions� on the gallery’s website.

J UDY BERLAK is the December exhibiting artist at the Montville Village Hall. Judy’s subject matter includes inspiration from her garden and from her travels. Judy explains, �I paint with watercolour because I love how it floods the page of my life with light – transparent, mysterious and mercurial. I hold the brush lightly so that it floats over the paper revealing the shape of a landscape or flower to me. My heart beats at each shadow and pounds when the dark fights the light.� For Judy, watercolour painting has been a natural progression from years of apprenticeship with composition in photography, with colour and design in silk painting, and reflection as a teacher of the history of art. Working from her leafy studio in Flaxton, she won the Kenilworth Landscape Prize in 2012, and was awarded Highly Commended in 2013. Her latest Exhibition was with Arts Connect at the Graydon Gallery in New Farm. Judy’s work is available for sale and can be seen at the Montville Markets on Saturday December 12. Private viewings are welcomed and can be arranged with the Hall Coordinator, Ruth Kuss on 0429 997 771.

Judy Berlak in studio with watercolour

In 2016, The Montville Village Association will continue providing a gallery space in the Supper Room of the Montville Hall for local artists, and welcomes offers from artists to exhibit their work.


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A new Author emerges on the Range by Bryan Hughes

You may remember Bryan Hughes, and his "Postcards from La Charente" published last year in HT. This year Bryan has a great holiday read suggestion: a romantic mystery, from a surprising quarter.


HERE MUST BE something in the air up here in the Hinterland. Something that brings out the creative literary genii that seems to reside in so many hearts. Stuart Maclean's background is that of a New South Wales wheat and sheep farmer who foresaw the emerging opportunity of the live cattle export market from the NT. He and his wife, Meg, sold up down South to purchase a rundown cattle run outside of Katherine and turn it around. This did take several years of very hard work and not some little risk. About 13 years back Stuart and Meg sold up and moved to Montville. Now let me say that Stuart is a very good friend of mine...but...that he would morph from farmer to author came as a total surprise. Over a BBQ and a glass of red he mentioned that he was writing a book. "Yep, I can see it, you're going to tell us all about your grand adventures on the land, about sheep and cattle and kangaroos...how very exciting!" I said with some little note of scepticism. "Nope, oh you of little faith, it's a romantic mystery and I've

The Disappearance of Merry is a very charming book by new author Valverde (Stuart) Maclean, stocked by Anne Brown at Rosetta Books

been working on it for two years", Stuart replied on a note of satisfaction. "I've called it "The Disappearance of Merry". A young woman disappeared; her brother was killed in a car crash on the same weekend. It's an old mystery. Many years later, my heroine Suzie, a former friend of the woman, is drawn back to solve the mystery of her disappearance." It's actually two stories cleverly woven into the one engaging narrative, but told from two complementary viewpoints, one by Suzie, and the other by Peter. Suzie, now 60-something, while shopping in Melbourne, accidentally meets her old "very close" boyfriend from her London days (as the narrative unfolds we discover just how close he was!). reconnects with an old flame. An accidental investigation develops, as does the old relationship between Suzie and Peter. The story of rekindled romance is told with a sure and sensitive touch, not without humour, hopefully showing a younger generation of readers that love and sex are not lost at 60.

The pace is crisp, the narrative clear and the background descriptions and historical detail well-observed and entertaining. The plot holds together well and is intrinsically quite believable, although the villain's comeuppance is perhaps a little too pat. To this reviewer, the dialogue, well constructed and concise as it is, seems somewhat stilted in places, a little less than entirely natural, but others may take a different view. These minor criticisms aside, put aside enough time, as you will want to keep turning those, pages! If I were to be unkind I would say that Stuart does not epitomise my concept of being romantic or mysterious. How wrong I've been all these years. The book is finished, done and dusted and a great read it is too. Stuart writes under the pen name Valverde, an old family name. "The Disappearance of Merry" is now on sale at Rosetta Books in Maleny, Elements at Montville (Kondalilla Rd), Books of Buderim, and at www.valverdemaclean.com

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Maleny Ready For Christmas Past-Present-Future This Christmas, visit a dazzling display of over 40 trees and displays on "Christmas – past, present or future". There is no entry charge but visitors are asked to make a gold coin donation for the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. Newly appointed Centre Coordinator, Nooreen Harris said the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre is delighted to be in partnership with the Maleny Uniting Church in this expanding popular community event. As a newcomer to the Maleny scene, she said she was most impressed with the way in which community groups worked together, and she thanked the Uniting Church for its decision to partner with the centre for the festival. This is also the first Christmas Tree Festival for Uniting Church Minister Reverend Catherine Solomon, although she did look in on the festival in 2014. Catherine says: “It’s inspiring to see the impressive and diversely creative expressions from various hinterland community groups under one roof. This event is another opportunity for the Uniting Church to involve the whole community in financially supporting the Neighbourhood Centre. I can’t wait to fully experience this year’s display.” The Festival appeals to all ages and runs from December 18 to 24, at the Uniting Church, 1290 Maleny/Landsborough Road Maleny. Details of times at: www.malenyuniting.com or call: 0409 268 665

Hinterland Annual Events

Above: Chaffey Backhouse delivers Lions’ famous cakes ready for Christmas

Below: Festival Coordinator Murray Robertson, Neighbourhood Centre Coordinator Nooreen Harris and Uniting Church Minister Reverend Catherine Solomon, discussing plans for the 2015 Christmas Tree Festival

January Australia Day celebrations; Hinterland Wedding Expo; Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase; Maleny Film Festival; Yandina Ginger Flower and Food Festival

February Montville: Flame Hill Grape Stomp

At only $12 for 1kg cakes, $16 for 1.5kg cakes and $12 for puddings - you can buy a yummy Christmas treat and support a good cause. You will find them at:

March Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest; Easter in the Garden: Montville; International Women's Day

April Anzac Day Services

May Maleny Wood Expo; Cross Country: Maleny Community Precinct; Big Pine Music Festival: Woombye; Maleny Agricultural Show; Quota Quilt Show: Maleny High School

June Gardening on the Edge; Kenilworth Quilt & Craft Show; Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show: Nambour; Hinterland Wedding Expo

July Lucas Parklands Young Musician's Festival; Maleny's Celebration of Books; Muscle on the Mountain Day; QLD MX Nationals Motorcross: Conondale; Queensland Garden Expo: Nambour; Writers Award State Library Of Qld


Maleny/ Witta: Maleny Jewellers, Top Range Meats, Suncorp, Maleny Real Estate, Maleny Optical, Riverside Centre Chemist, , Maleny Butchery, Medicine on Maple, Maleny Medical, Amcal Chemist, Maleny Newsagency, Martin Webb Dentist, Maleny Physio, Maleny Realty, Maleny Farm Barn, Sommers Fuel Witta Montville: Soothe Hair, Montville News, Montville PO/ IGA Mapleton: Mapleton PO, Katie Rose Cottage, Mapleton Pharmacy Lyn Alexander’s famous iced cakes are also at various outlets throughout Maleny.

Maleny Music Weekend

September Gary Crew Hinterland Readers Cup; Real Food Festival, Maleny; Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest; Mary Valley Scarecrow Festivals; Arts Connect Open Studios; Kenilworth Celebrates!; Kenilworth Show and Rodeo; Lions Welcome Dinner: Maleny

October Mountain View Challenge Running Events and Walks; Sound of Healing Festival: Maleny; Heart of Gold Film Fest: Gympie

November Mary River Festival; Heritage Day Celebration Palmwoods; River School Spring Fest

December Mary Valley Tomato Festival; Christmas celebrations; Woodford Folk Festival

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Montville Lights Up The Montville Chamber of Commerce encourage customers to SHOP LOCAL this Christmas. Shoppers will be rewarded with an opportunity to win one of many mega hampers. These hampers are bursting with vouchers kindly donated by businesses in our region and some will be drawn at our annual Tree Lighting. The event will be held at the Village Green in Montville, December 5 at 5.30pm. Here, local children can create their own lanterns and other treasures at the craft stalls and later, participate in a Lantern Walk. The event begins with the energetic All Stars Concert

Band. Santa will arrive in ceremonious style to greet the children and Cr Jenny McKay will launch Montville's Christmas season by turning on the festive lights for 2015. Homemade stars baked by a local restaurant will be given out to all the children. This event brings together a diverse group of Montville organisations to celebrate the festive season with the wider community. It's a joyful collaboration between the Montville Chamber of Commerce, Montville State School, The Montville Village Association, The Blackall Range Woodies and the Montville Rural Fire Brigade. We would love to see you there; bring your picnic rug.

Celebrate New Year's Eve Dance at a rockabilly band at Hotel Maleny, don hats or wigs at Maudy's, camp at the Woodford Folk Festival that will feature three bands of amazing Macedonian Romani Musicians and The Unusual Suspects, or picnic at free community events at Caloundra, Mooloolaba or Coolum, and you will be able to greet 2016 in style! Unusual Suspects at Woodford Folk Festival Image Sonja Desterke

Christmas comes to Palmwoods You are invited to celebrate with our annual “Christmas on Main Street Party”. Palmwoods will come alive from 3pm to 8.30pm on Saturday, December 12. FREE rides and entertainment. There will be delicious food, markets, merry-go-round, jumping castle, bungee-run, face painting, kids activities, Christmas concert, CAROLS by Starlight and of course a visit from SANTA! FESTURI Multicultural Organisation are on board this year which means there will be something for everyone. Entertainment will include the Sunshine Brass Band as well as individual artists. Proudly hosted by the Palmwoods Memorial Hall with the support of Heritage Bank Palmwoods and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Community Christmas Breakfast For years now, the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre has helped families and individuals in need to enjoy Christmas cheer like everyone else. The traditional Maleny event, which is the only free community breakfast event on the Hinterland, relies on donations and volunteers. There will be barbecued meat, bacon and eggs, lentil patties, vegie sausages, stone

fruit, yogurt and cereal to start with. You will see heart-warming goodwill just what people need on Christmas day. The neighbourhood centre is putting a call out for volunteers and organisers. Why not offer some time from your day to make someone else’s Christmas just that little bit cheerier? Please email admin@malenync.org.au to express your interest.

For the whole list of Christmas events on the Hinterland and some brilliant gift ideas, check out the HT Shop Local This Christmas Gift Guide, in this edition.



Hinterland Gems

Stony Creek: WHERE TIME STANDS STILL by Dale Jacobsen


HOTOGRAPHER FILIP KRYGSMAN says: “The magic and tranquility of Stony Creek is best experienced when there are no tourists about. The landscapes are of intense and ancient beauty”. Nestled in the southern end of the Conondale Range, 40 kilometres from Maleny and 85 kilometres from Brisbane, Bellthorpe National Park is well known to members of the 4WD and horse riding set, but there is plenty on offer for those who seek a peaceful respite beside the rock pool at the day-use area. While the national park has a history of logging since 1914, large areas remain unaffected, and, according to Queensland’s Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing: “As part of the important Conondale–Jimna complex, the area provides linkages to Maleny and contributes to the viability of this important upland/hinterland nature refuge and is recognised as part of the South East Queensland biodiversity corridors”. To ensure protection of various vegetation

types, a number of feature protection areas were declared in 1997, to preserve unlogged forests and features such as Stanley River Waterfalls. It was finally gazetted as a national park in 2010 to protect the wide range of vegetation types, including rainforest and wet and dry sclerophyll. The forest has a rich cultural history that includes Jinibara and Gubbi Gubbi people (nprsr.qld.gov.au). Three generations of the Brandon family operated a sawmill from the 1940s to 1963. In 2010, after it collapsed during a storm, the old gantry from the sawmill was displayed on a plinth, in recognition of the community from days past. Stony Creek, a tributary of Stanley River, lives up to its name as water cascades over boulders and burbles across a bed of stones, passing through rainforest in wetter gullies and tall open dry forests along the ridgelines. You will see some of the finest rugged forest scenery in Queensland. There are no dedicated walking tracks, but walkers can follow forest roads and horse trails. Stony Creek day-use area has all we'd expect from a picnic area, and the amenities are wheelchair friendly.

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The three of us sampled pre-show dinner of king prawns and celeriac, confit salmon, watercress and fennel seed salad, Byron Bay angus eye fillet and a chocolate ganache. Yum. I loved seeing a wonderful amateur Les Mis performance in Toowoomba years ago, and of course, many more people are familiar with the story after the 2012 movie. But there is nothing like the experience of live theatre. The Brisbane production is a spectacle, and features the original phenomenal Australian cast, who won five Helpmann Awards this year, including Best Musical. Regardless of the fact I knew the words of every song (I told you, a musical fanatic), the glorious new sets and staging brought the whole unforgettable story alive for me again. We decided Eponine (Kerrie Anne Greenland) was a standout for us, but all the cast were magnificent. Make sure you see them before the season closes on January 17, 2016.

The city break didn’t stop there! After a delicious breakfast at the Stone Restaurant at our hotel, Mantra Southbank, we explored the parklands. Our boys would love Southbank's destination playground and riverside walk only minutes from the hotel. The spectacular 360-degree view from the Wheel of Brisbane is also a great one for the kids! We were impressed with our introduction to the premier exhibition of its kind in the region, the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery. Book into a free guided tour. Our volunteer guide fascinated us with her detail on the Australian Collection, and how it intertwines with one of the key APT8 works, Brooke Andrew’s “Intervening Time”. We'll be back to explore the Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and Queensland Museum, both new exhibitions continue until April 10. I loved that we could walk everywhere, and we did - even fitting in a little shopping in Queen Street Mall. Heatley has

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Orchestra workshop, Eudlo Hall

Bring in New Year at The Maleny Hotel from 8pm, with Old Time Rock n Roll, Rockabilly and Blues outfit, Zed 28. Get back to the 50's and 60's with a bang up, rip roarin’ and rollin' dance party to remember! Zed 28, from Brisbane and the Gold Coast are heading up the mountain to celebrate New Year 2016 with a bang. It's gonna be a ball!!

Forte Bagshaw at UFC Friday, December 18 at the Up Front Club, Forte Bagshaw from Adelaide treats us to original uplifting folk rock - music from his 2015 album 'Right Now, Right Here'. Support sets are from Karen Law Band, Irish Joe Lynch. Forte creates music to surround you with love and hope; the songs share wisdom gained traversing physical and spiritual destinations. A desire to find balance on the tightrope of ego and expression led him to forgo normalcy for the nomadic. Awakened to meditation, authenticity, mindfulness and generosity, his music has become a reflection of this new consciousness. Forte performs his songs with gusto, to brighten peoples’ days. Listen to Forte’s music, and let his compassionate compositions, performed with joy and love, put a smile on your face.

Andrea Kirwin at UFC For ‘Hip Hop, Funk and Soul with an Island Style Roll’ see Andrea Kirwin, 7pm on Saturday December 12 at the UpFront Club. Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast with Australian Fijian roots. Influences include Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Lauryn Hill, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles and many more. Her music crosses into various contemporary genres including hip-hop, folk, funk and soul, however it is her smooth laid-back vocal tones that make each song come alive. Her voice has been likened to Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, India Arie and Joan Armatrading. Andrea weaves melodies and storytelling together to create a rich tapestry, much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village.

Enjoy a Christmas cracker of a workshop full of musical treats and surprises! Be enchanted by magical sounds of Christmas. Play fun Christmas carols from around the world guided by professional musician and conductor Louise King. All orchestral musicians and instruments welcome grade 1 and above! Book in today to play carols in a fun informal orchestra workshop. Plus there is a bonus extra: optional public performance opportunity in “Dreaming BIG Community Christmas Carols Orchestra”. The Enchanted Carol concert is a separate ticketed event to the Christmas Carol Workshop. All orchestral instruments and levels welcome Dreaming BIG Christmas Carol Community Orchestra Workshop and Performance - $20 pay at the door. Saturday 12 December 4-6pm Workshop: 4- 6pm, Public Performance 7-9pm. Book online at www.cellodreaming.com.au More information: Louise 0415 128 799

Ben Smith at Finbars

“Simple Treasures” by Barbara Nye The feelings evoked at a glimpse of radiant sunset, a smile from a stranger, an unexpected gesture of generosity or kindness— these are the simple treasures that gather in our hearts and sound a constant note: Life is precious. Barbara’s pictures speak of the extraordinary that is found in the everyday. This latest series of mixed media artworks includes landscape, people pictures, still life and whimsical imaginings. Vivid colour and bold contrast are the hallmarks of Barbara’s unique style, which combines watermedia, painted pieced paper, and threadwork. Exhibition opening, “Simple Treasures”, December 10, 6pm at the Upfront Club, and are on display until January 20. Ring the Club on 5494 2592 to book a table.

Dreaming BIG for a Eudlo Christmas The Dreaming BIG Community Carols Orchestra directed by Louise King will delight audiences on Saturday December 12 from 7pm to 9pm at Eudlo Hall, Rosebed Street, Eudlo. Sunshine Coast Choral Society joins with Louise King on solo cello, with solo percussionist, Brent Miller. Experience a magical Christmas the traditional way, with uplifting carols, good cheer, family and a festive atmosphere. Unashamedly classical and sentimental, this special festive concert features everything to make even the meanest of Scrooges become enchanted with Christmas. Bring your best caroling voice and be introduced to the delights of a fine musical Noël. Listen to guest choristers from the Sunshine Coast Choral Society sing like angels in traditional carols - solo cellist Louise King with sparkling glockenspiel, handbells and percussion played by Brent Miller.



Ben Smith is a Melbourne based Scottish born singer/songwriter he has been releasing albums since 1997 in London and Australia and a mainstay at festivals such as St Kilda fest, Folk Rhythm and Life, Apollo Bay and Cool Summer Fest to name a few. From melodic heartfelt ballads to up-tempo groove based numbers, Ben has built a career on performing his works around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the world. Ben is on tour with Scottish born, Melbourne based ex Maleny-ite Saxophone and clarinet player Billy Abbott who weaves a soulful melodic membrane to Ben’s beautiful songs. See Ben Smith with Billy Abbott 7.30pm, Friday December 11 at Finbars.

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UpFront Club Where music meets good times...

December Players put on Cinderella When the Prince changes places with his manservant in his hunt for a bride, the fun begins in the Maleny Players’ Christmas pantomime – Cinderella: The Untold Story. As well as the horrible stepmother Acrimonia, and her two Ugly Sisters, the Chooky Express (she travels at sixty clucks an hour), there is a mysterious red button that no one is allowed to press, and an assortment of other strange characters who inhabit the haunted Hardup Inn. This is all part of the traditional fun that has been part of the Players’ shows for the past six years, with plenty of audience participation and an entertainment for all ages. Said Director David Crewe: �There’s a cast of more than 40 in the show, and we’ll be bringing some new songs as usual. The big number will be ‘If you want to be where life is grand – come to the country called Hinterland’, which Paul Coppens has composed and is a great song about living up here. “And there’s a surprise for the children in the show who are all rather naughty. But that’s for the audience to find out.� The show runs Saturday and Sunday 12/13 December and Saturday and Sunday 19/20 December with matinees and evening performances. Tickets available online at www.malneyplayers.org or from the Maleny Visitor Centre. Prices: Adults $20. Students $10. Children under 6 free.

30 years for Folk Festival!

Woodford Folk Festival is the annual music and cultural festival held over seven days in the hinterland of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. The festival is the biggest of its type in Australia celebrating culture, art, music, dance and food. Over 125,000 people are forecast to attend this year’s event. East Coast's fave female reggae artist CC the Cat (pictured) bring the year home with 5 big shows at Woodford Folk Festival, alongside the likes of Michael Franti, Courtney Barnett, Boo Seeka and Dubmarine ‌ more than 2000 performers and 438 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests at the 30th Woodford Folk Festival, December 27 to January 1. Visit: woodfordfolkfestival.com

Joel Woods, St Mark’s, Buderim The musical director of the Queensland Mandolin Ensemble, Joel Woods, will begin his debut solo tour of Queensland celebrating the music of the classical guitar and mandolin. Joel is the energy behind the 12 piece Riverside Guitar Ensemble who performed for the first time in Maleny in September this year; the concert included a world premiere! At the end of that recent Maleny concert, Joel was presented with a Grandini restored 150 year old mandolin. Joel Woods will bring the magic of his mandolins and guitars performing classical and modern compositions to Buderim. Joel Woods in concert - 6.30pm Friday 11 December, St Mark’s Church, Buderim. Tickets at door, or to book: www.trybooking.com/JNAE or purchase at the door. Details: 0439 531 696.

Irish Mythen, Eudlo Hall Born and raised in Wexford County, Ireland, Irish Mythen has worked with worldrenowned artists Christie Moore, Tom Paxton, The Dubliners and The Pogues. In Canada, she has been honored to create music and memories with Gordie Sampson, Joel Plaskett, Ron Hynes, Matt Andersen, Bruce Guthro and Dave Gunning and shared the stage with Sylvia Tyson, Valdy, The Bros Landreth, and Emmylou Harris. Irish is a true entertainer, known for her gripping live shows, which highlight her various talents as a metaphorical performersongwriter. She is supported by the Starboard Cannons, hailing from Northern NSW, on Saturday December 6 from 3.30pm. Tickets available online. For local sales: secretary.eudlohall@gmail.com





18 19 Mon, Fri, Sat - music at 6.30pm. Donation entry Monday: Musoc Blackboard. 6.30pm. Book a spot with Danny - 0427 022 612. Music Fri, Sat night. Dinner from 5.30pm

4 BRETT HALLAM HOLLAND (N.NSW/ N.Z) Contemporary Acoustic Guitar performer, composer, and singer/songwriter 5 FOLK, BLUES & BEYOND, Monthly blackboard, guest act GARY SHEPHERD 10 ART OPENING. Barbara Nye. Mixed media. 6.30PM 11 KIM KIRKMAN (Maleny) Classical & pops favourites on 39-string Blackwood harp & vocals 12 ANDREA KIRWIN 6&RDVW ,QĂ XHQFHV Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Lauryn Hill, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Simon & Garfunkle, The Beatles & many more. 18 FORTE BAGSHAW (Adelaide) Original uplifting folk rock, 2015 album ‘Right Now, Right Here’ 19 MATTY WITNEY (Brisbane/Melbourne/ Chicago) Vocal, beats, sax, guitar, E.P. ‘Wounded City’ 25 SORRY CLOSED FOR XMAS DAY 26 TBA

Tastes like Summer! Catch our new ‘summer menu’! Your favourite ‘standards’ are still there but we’ve added: Breakfast - Paleo Granola chock full of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Lunch and dinner - marinated, pan-seared Calamari - a true seafood delight. We are also introducing Tapas dishes such as stuffed mushrooms, Lamb meatballs in tomato relish, Chermoula calamari - and more! Ideal for that ‘group dinner’ where you want to ‘share and sample’. $QGRIFRXUVH\RX¡OOĂ€QGD fresh and tempting range of crisp summer salads in the cabinet. Breakfast: 7.30am - 11am 7 Days Lunch: 11am - 2.30pm 7 Days Dinner: 5.30pm Mon, Fri, Sat.

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In the Wild

with Spencer Shaw

Hot Under the Collar What's in the Spotlight Celebrate this Christmas and New Year Council celebrates Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the community and has partnered with My Weekly Preview to publish community events and activities across the Sunshine Coast in the ‘My Christmas’ magazine. To find out what’s happening in your community, visit Council’s website or check out the My Christmas publication.

Nominate a local hero Time is running out to nominate a local hero for the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards. If you know a person, community group or organisation worthy of recognition; nominate them before nominations close 11 December. For more information visit Council’s website.

Remember the SS Dicky steamship Remember the SS Dicky with a keepsake calendar. The calendar bursts with contemporary and heritage images of the SS Dicky from 1893 to the present. Copies of Reflections – Remembering the SS Dicky 2016 calendar can be purchased for $6.00 from Council’s library branches, Caloundra Regional Gallery and Customer Service Centres.

'Design a dunny' and win $10,000 Are you a design or building professional, architect, engineer or studying to be? 'Design a dunny' and win $10,000 cash! Council plans to build a new public toilet at Isaac Moore Park, Kenilworth and with the local community, invites entries to the Kenilworth Designer Dunny competition to help determine the building design. For competition details visit Council’s website.

School holiday fun Visit Council’s library website to plan some school holiday fun for your family. The School Holiday Fun Program includes basic coding and robotics, Australian wildlife and marine classes, festive arts and crafts, and free movie screenings throughout the holidays. Bookings are essential and with something for all ages the Program fills up fast.


T’S GETTING THAT time of year when the temperatures starts to soar, lawns start to wither, paddocks brown off , trees shed leaves, bush fires are raging (started by lightning, accidents or just because some people love a good bushfire - wish they didn’t), houses start to bake (unless they are well insulated) and if you don’t have airconditioning in your car it’s time to cook in your own juices. What we need is shade and that’s a great incentive for you to plant trees and shrubs. Trees and shrubs create shade and humidity and are nature’s air conditioners and that’s what is needed to cool the temperature and protect the delicate north European complexions of the majority of us! Rainforest trees and shrubs generally have dense dark green foliage that provides shade and cooling temperatures (just go for a walk in Mary Cairncross on a hot day). Growing trees and shrubs, will save both your power bill and you from wilting! However before I whip you into a frenzy of shade tree planting, you need to plan a bit. First you need to think what plants will work best where. Revegetating with tall trees to the south of your house has several benefits including protecting from strong southerly’s, cooling the air temperature through their shade and adding moisture to the air on a hot dry day. Most

Join the National Summer Reading Club Your children can discover underwater worlds, alternate universes, mythical creatures and more these school holidays with the national Summer Reading Club. This annual program aims to promote a love of reading and ongoing multi-literacy skill development among children. There are prizes to be won and registration is free, visit Council’s Library website to find out more.

Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 10 December, Nambour 07 5475 7272 mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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

Fire Season


LL THE RECENT rain has resulted in an explosion of growth. Desirable plants, and weeds, are lush and tall. Inevitably, with dry weather and heat that lush growth will become increasingly flammable so we need to be prepared for the possibility of fires. “All plants, whether exotic or Australian, will burn when subjected to sufficient heat”. Some are simply more flammable than others. Many plants in the Myrtaceae family (bottlebrushes, tea-trees, paperbarks and of course eucalypts) contain volatile oils and can burn quite fiercely. If close to the house, at least give them a good trim or even consider replacing them, particularly on the fireward side of the house. We have a broad choice of plants within the range of vegetation communities in South East Queensland. Fire does not generally invade rainforest. Leaves are larger and contain more water, transpiration rates are higher and the air is

generally more moist. Rainforest genera such as lillipillies (Syzygium and Acmena species), also in the Myrtaceae family, are more fire resistant. Their moist leaves take longer to catch fire, so slowing the flames down. Many native rainforest species are good at minimising bush fires and can be planted as green firebreaks. Not all rainforest species, however, are fire retardant (less likely to burn) but visit anpsa.org.au/fire for a list that can be adapted to Queensland gardens. Mulch is important for conserving moisture but a burning ember landing in loose dry hay mulch or litter can easily start a spot fire. Rake and remove from around the house. Because of our hilly terrain, winds do tend to swirl around but learn the direction from which the wind is most likely to come in extreme fire weather. We do need to keep our homes as safe as possible. Visit fireandbiodiversity.org.au/publications for a wealth of information on fire safety,

ecology, and many other aspects of fire management, all relevant to South East Queensland. Enjoy the summer and keep safe.

Barung native Plant nursery Phone 5494 3151

Discover ‘Unearthed Treasures’ Local residents reveal their extraordinary hidden collections and share the fascinating stories behind them in the unique ‘Unearthed Treasures’ exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery until 17 January. The exhibition features an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, historical objects and keepsakes. Visit Council’s gallery website for details.

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

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

Landscapes with Loors Landscaping

Retaining Walls

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(choosing the right timber)


NE OF THE most frequently asked questions when faced with the dilemma of using either treated pine or treated hardwood to construct a timber retaining wall is how long will it last? The answer to this question isn’t at all universal and may vary considerably depending on the particular location and exposure the wall endures during its lifetime. Generally speaking however both treated pine and treated hardwood that has been treated to a H4 standard or above (a rating which deems the timber suitable for external and in ground use) should last equally as long. This being said, the longevity of the retaining wall itself, exclusive of natural degradation within the timber depends entirely on the quality of construction, ie; timber sizing, hole depths, drainage, fixings, quantity of unsettled backfill

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and post spacings etc. Key design factors as those above are essential to consider when planning a timber retaining wall and can each individually become the making or breaking point of your wall. Keeping in mind that there are other factors to consider such as personal preference in aesthetics between the two timbers, cost and ease of use, and perhaps one of the most pivotal being the availability of quality sustainably grown timbers. Unlike pine, Hardwood is not a sustainable plantation grown timber which has made quality landscape grade hardwood increasingly harder to source. Being more cost effective and easily available, pine might seem like the best option and may just well be but don't rule out a combination of both timbers where load on the wall is a key factor.

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he hInTerland’s oVer-50s population love to travel – taking their rVs around australia or touring overseas for months at a time. But being away from home brings about the perennial problem – what to do with the house (and your pets) while you’re away. so the concept of house-sitters evolved; people you may or may not already know who are prepared to come and live in your house for an extended period. This gives the travelling owners a sense of security, knowing that the house (and perhaps the garden too), is being looked after. so who house-sits and why do they do it? There are online agencies where you can find professional house-sitters. some sitters do it for “cheap holidays” or to meet new and interesting people. others have more prosaic reasons. lindsay and Maxlyn Flint say they were struggling financially due to the economic downturn. They were living in on-site accommodation where Maxlyn works but it no longer suited their needs. “We started looking for somewhere to rent but couldn't afford it unless we shared and at our age it's hard to find people that are compatible,” Maxlyn said. “We'd heard about the Internet house sitting sites from a friend and decided to give it a go.” Most people we know rely on word of mouth recommendations – friends and neighbours who have a favourite house-sitter and are willing to share. Maleny musician Jenny Fitzgibbon has been house-sitting for many years. Jenny has a quirky sense of humour so readily agreed to get up on our roof for a photo. “do you want me to clean the solar panels while I’m up here,” she joked. she said her house-sitting ‘career’ started in darwin. “I was in a share house. having a whole house or flat to myself when house-sitting was like a holiday, with bonus dog-walks or catcuddling thrown in! “I also do it as a favour to friends, or their friends, who want to be able to come back home to an aired, fresh house with happy chooks and lettuces. “ “Being in unfamiliar surroundings can make everything take longer,” Jenny said. “luckily, the top drawer is just about

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

Celebrants & Ceremonies Ruth Kuss - Wedding Celebrant Whatever you are celebrating – welcoming a precious new baby into the world, committing to your life partner, renewing your marriage vows or farewelling a loved one – creating a ceremony that befits your personality is something that you should approach with your head as well as your heart. phone: 0429 997 771 www.montvilleweddingcelebrant.com.au

Wedding Venues 'Housesitters' like Jenny Fitzgibbon give home owners a sense of security always cutlery with the next one down for egg flips!” We’ve found that house sitters appreciate a “book” which explains where everything is and how it works (TV remote, very important). We’ve used house sitters several times for various periods – the peace of mind is definitely worth it. But I can’t seem to find the pizza cutter since our last trip away. I know it’s here somewhere… www.mindahome.com.au www.housesitters.com.au www.aussiehousesitters.com.au

Pomodoras on Obi a complete package of “real” food, boutique beverages, unspoilt water and treetop views, award winning local bridal services & luxury onsite cabin accommodation. “escape to the mountains and discover the magic.” one stop wedding destination in the heart of Maleny. phone: (07) 5429 6543 email: info@pomodoras.com.au www.pomodoras.com.au

We wish to thank Bob for his last column for HT, you can read more at: bobwords.com.au

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celebrating and promoting the very heart and soul of our community, the aussie day expo at the Maleny showgrounds sees a wide array of district clubs proudly ‘showcasing’ their activities. From woodworking to landcare, netball to polo, service clubs and emergency services, more than 50 groups will be on show providing heaps of interactive activities for families to enjoy. This relaxed ‘family outing’ format proved to be tons of fun again last year, with the gumboot Throw and the Thong relay attracting all ages! Whilst expo visitors are having fun, the clubs provide information about themselves, giving people who may not know much about what they do the chance to get involved. Feedback has left no doubt that the morning provides positive outcomes for families and the whole community. Win a prize from our generous businesses in the popular expo Passport draw. It’s free for community organisations to participate - register by december 23 to hinterlandaussieday@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

FABS – 25 Years ‘Rockstar Plat’ by Donald Greenfield was used in FABS publicity including screen-printed on scarves and T-shirts to raise funds for the legal case on december 3, 1990, seven concerned citizens held a public meeting in the Blue room of the community centre, and vowed to stop a concrete batching plant from building in the centre of town. sellars holdings/csr had a contract on the steeply sloping paddock beside the obi obi creek behind the old Butter Factory, and could see no reason why the town shouldn’t welcome trucks carrying sand, gravel and ready-mix in coral and Maple streets. nor was the company concerned that the noise and dust of batching would affect the amenity of the town. But luckily for Maleny, some folks were. and, after 3 years of legal wrangling, they won. FaBs (Find another Batching site) will hold a reunion dinner at the Upfront club, Maleny, on Friday december 4, at 6pm. supporters and friends are welcome. lesley synge, once the FaBs publicist, said, “We succeeded in keeping our hometown beautiful. The obi obi Boardwalk where platypus play and birds sing, an entirely healthier environment than it was”.

Experience Love...at the Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase


he BreaThTakIng sunshine coast hinterland is the premiere wedding location in Queensland. That’s why we are presenting the hinterland Wedding summer showcase on January 9 and 10 – the perfect place for brides and grooms-to-be to come and relax, and discover all that we have on offer in this beautiful part of the world. We’ve brought the most exquisite and experienced wedding professionals together in six stunning venues – to help you create your perfect wedding day. You can browse for hours, meet, chat, and compare... the perfect way to decide what’s right for your wedding day. With over one hundred exhibitors - from celebrants, to


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vintage wedding cars, wedding stylists, wedding cakemakers, beauty therapists, photographers, hairstylists, accommodation and much more - you will have so much to see, and choose from! and this year one lucky bride-to-be will win $1,500 worth of exquisite wedding services. Why not come for the weekend? There is so much to do wonderful eateries, art galleries and shops to explore, and the area is a natural wonderland. let us show you a weekend of wonderful country hospitality and world class wedding services. We would be so delighted to have you! Visit www.hinterlandwedding.com.au to register.

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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

Stallholders are preparing special Christmas stock to delight your loved ones! Take the stress out of your Christmas shopping ... and visit our local markets this December.

FIrsT saTUrdaY oF The MonTh Crystal Waters Market community-run, recycled/upcycled items, jewelry, organic veges, cakes, plants, honey, seedlings, soaps, hearty meals, light snacks, wood-fired sourdough bakery, great coffee, live music and a warm welcome. 5494 4590. no MarkeT In JanUarY.

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. 0407 656 726


hoP local aT Crystal Waters Market on december 5 and be tantalised by local music and the extended “chill sesh” until 8pm. special festive fare and festoon will complement the usual vintage fashion, beguiling bric a brac, heirloom seedlings and delicious farm fresh produce. don’t miss our christmas raffle! Prizes from Maleny Pie guy, Mr hempy, Free organic, co co ci coffee body scrub from giving grace, crochet dream catcher from Truth & souls, Blessed ghee and more! Take the stress out of christmas shopping and discover the unique, locally crafted range of gifts at the Montville Markets on saturday, december 12, 7am-midday. Be inspired as you browse the stalls of carefully selected, quality, hand-made clothes, soaps, locally grown produce, honey, plants, gourmet food and hinterland roasted coffee beans. The Montville Markets are all about keeping it local and connecting people. The atmosphere is ambient and

Brothers Arlo and Sam checking out raffle prizes on the Crystal Waters Green

friendly so give yourself a break from the christmas madness and uncover a treasure or two. relax and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast made from locally-sourced ingredients, espresso coffee and leaf-tea made the old fashioned way. gluten-free options are available. You can visit the Maleny Sunday Market every sunday in the lead up to christmas at the Maleny rsl hall for some very quirky christmas gift ideas. You will find fair trade gift items, art, locally designed handmade jewellery, greeting cards, antiques and collectibles. lyn's beautiful handmade felt animals and finger puppets are a delight for children, and we have a stall dedicated to unique designer handmade tea cosies and the gorgeous ragerty Posh Teddy Bears.

Hinterland Accommodation Directory Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton The Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat • 5478 5000 national & international award-winning 4.5 star hosted accommodation. narrows road. airport transfers www.narrowsescape.com.au Montville Country Cabins 5442 9484 396 Western ave, Montville Perfect for a relaxed & romantic escape. www.montvillecabins.com.au

The Falls Rainforest Cottages 5445 7000 Queensland hall of Fame property. superb double spa and wood fire cottages. secluded, romantic. 20 kondalilla Falls road. www.thefallscottages.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

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For further information about accommodation options on the Sunshine Coast hinterland visit www.hinterlandtourism.com.au

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 Pomodoras on Obi • 5429 6543 offering Maleny’s first ever unique luxury

cabin accommodation within walking distance to Maleny’s main Maple street frontage. www.pomodoras.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 Tranquil Park • 5494 2544 The best views of the famous glasshouse Mountains. 483 Mountain View road, Maleny. Motel style units, sleeps up to 4 people. self contained 2 & 3 bedroom units, sleeps up to 6. www.tranquilpark.com.au

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here’s PlenTY To do this holiday season and definitely something for everyone. enjoy the warmer weather and get out on creeks and lakes scattered around the hinterland. Take a break from the brilliant sun in our shady national parks, go camping, lose yourself in a book or create some beautiful music or artworks…

Nature Kids - Design and Build an Ecovillage What does an eco-village or an eco-city look like? how would we power our homes, collect our water, manage our waste, build our homes, design our settlements, create community, grow food, buy and trade our produce. Join Morag gamble of ethos Foundation at the crystal Waters Village green to create an entire settlement out of bamboo, boxes, twine, paint, glue, found items and a heap of collaboration, imagination and innovation! Monday, december 21, 10am-12pm, suitable for age 7-11 morag@ethosfoundation.org, 5494 4833. cost: $10 per child. limited places. Bookings essential: www.ethosfoundation.org

Drums and Good Vibes eats, drinks, drums and good Vibes! saturplay is a free community event where everyone can join us from 2pm on the last saturday of every month for a relaxed afternoon musical jam. Bring their own drum or grab one of our and play!

Get kids back into nature these school holidays!

all instruments are welcome and of course rhythm culture students and dancers will be there doing their 'thang'! Join the circle or sit back and enjoy the live musical jam. The lane at Palmwoods: For more info: 0434 585 992.

Kinder with a difference Create your own Christmas Gifts

Forest Folklets is the natureweavers Bush kinder program for children aged 2-6 years. They spend the majority of their day outside, exploring a three acre site in Black Mountain.

some fabulous earthy craft to keep the kids busy and allow them to contribute their creativity to christmas preparations!

Forest Folklets will come to know this local land deeply, developing connections, experiential understanding and bushcraft skills.

Summer readers discover “Lost Worlds” Underwater worlds, alternate universes, epic adventures, mythical creatures and so much more await discovery in the national summer reading club program throughout december and January at your local library. The theme this year is “lost Worlds”.

december 15, 10am to 12.30pm, join the clay christmas decorations workshop at Maroochy Bushland Botanic garden with Maroochy arts and ecology, 8-12 years.

a gentle rhythm guides our day, but the specifics are childled, interest-based, experiential and seasonal.

summer reading club kicks off on december 1. children simply need to read five items of their choice over the summer holidays and hand in a completed reading log to your local library by 5pm Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Many more workshops are on through summer, from leaf monoprinting and sketching to mandala making from natural materials.

Monday - Friday (excluding Wednesday), Black Mountain, from 9.30am -2.30pm daily. cost: $11 per hour (fully accredited, rebates are available). Places limited to 4 per day.

There are five prize packs up for grabs including big craft box, scientriffic, star Wars and superhero prize packs. other prizes include iPods and an iPad Mini.

let the kids go crazy with crafty Jane making upcycled crazy Bird creations, January 5, 10am to 12pm, best for ages 6-8. For more info on these workshops and more, visit: www.community.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/events

cost includes qualified forest educator mentoring, qualified early childcare education, handwork and earth craft instruction, qualified yoga and relaxation instruction, qualified permaculture instruction, wholefoods morning tea.

register in person at any sunshine coast library or Mobile library, or complete the online registration form on council’s library website www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or call 5475 8989.

Book Bites with Anne Brown of

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Hope Farm By Peggy Frew open the gates of the Wonder garden It is the winter of 1985. hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. silver’s mother Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. at hope, thirteen year old silver finds unexpected friendship and at last, a place to call home. But it is also here that she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world – and the walls begin to come tumbling down, with deadly consequences. “hope Farm” is a beautiful exploration of motherdaughter relations, adolescence, living on society's fringes and forging a home for oneself. It is fraught with tension emanating from acutely observed characters and an engine of inevitability that drives the narrative, making this novel a terrific read. “hope Farm” demonstrates Frew’s acute story telling skills and her tender insight into human behaviour. a terrific australian novel!

Worst Words: A compendium of contemporary cant, gibberish and jargon

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

By Don Watson

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this first ever full-colour illustrated hardback collector’s edition of the favourite children's book – harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.k. rowling's timeless classic, these glorious illustration take the story to new dimension. The author herself says “I love his interpretation of Harry Potter’s world, and I feel honoured and grateful that he has lent his talent to it.” Jim kay, winner of the kate greenaway Medal, has produced an utterly enchanting feast of a book, perfect as a keepsake for devoted fans and new readers alike – a perfect christmas gift.

don Watson - with his trademark wit and wisdom - says enough already! The english language is complex and evolving and can win minds hearts and nations. Why don't we try using it? The language of business and work grows ever more depleted, barren and senseless. Politicians hide in thickets of endless repeated messages, platitudes and clichés, or behind such shameless newspeak as 'operational matters'. The thing is viral: leaping from corporate windows of opportunity, it has taken hold in universities and schools, the public service, hospitals, local councils, fire brigades, the weather bureau. (What is the difference between rain and a rain event?) With his trademark management-jargon mockery, he will make you cringe and laugh and possibly die of shame. But above all he will ask you to resist: to fight in the fields and in the streets - and in the offices and on the Internet and never surrender.

by J.K Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay

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ILL SHORTEN’S YEAR of ideas has not exactly been a riotous success; in fact he has been marked down at just 15 per cent.

But the never-give-up opposition leader ploughs on regardless, and last week came up with another three wizard wheezes. The first was just silly – making the cost of cigarettes even more unaffordable than it already is. For heaven’s sake, if you’re serious, just ban the bloody things – make the poisonous products of the merchants of death illegal, as it should be. Stop fiddle-farting around. The second was a suggestion of parental leave for victims of domestic violence, which was a timely and topical proposal that even Malcolm Turnbull thought was worth talking about. And then came the big one: cutting emission reductions by 45 per cent by 2030. This was indeed a courageous decision – indeed, Turnbull called it heroic, if, of course, uncosted and far too expensive even if it had been. Christopher Pyne, unleashing his inner revolutionary, described it simple as mad. Of course, if it had been Turnbull’s own idea – which, in happier circumstances, it easily might have been – it would have been spun as agile and nimble, an innovative response to the challenges of the most exciting time in human history, looking forward to jobs that have not even been invented yet. But Shorten, somewhat less lyrical, cut straight to the chase: it was really all about Turnbull himself, who was going to the Paris climate change conference carrying the baggage of the Abbott years, forced by the sceptics, denialists and log-rollers of the conservative faction that reluctantly allowed him to become Prime Minister. It was not inspirational stuff, but it was a fair cop: Turnbull has been struggling – manfully, but still struggling – to explain his spectacular tergiversation over the policies he once espoused so enthusiastically, and, more importantly, over the devastating put downs of Abbott’s Direct Action agenda. To be fair, the new leader has done his best; he has

managed to avoid the obvious accusation that Direct Action is ridiculously expensive and economically absurd, and instead has gone back to a slogan: well, at least it works. Well, up to a point, and at least in the short term.

be regarded as exorbitant, given what is at stake.

Turnbull knows as well as anyone else that shovelling out taxpayers’ money to tweak the marginal efficiencies which technology will deliver in any case is, in the end, unsustainable.

As always, his immediate agenda will be local. The bulk of his own party, and especially the green edges of it, continue to rate climate change as a genuine and pressing issue, perhaps even a game changer.

What will be needed is improvements on an industry wide basis to stop carbon pollution, and this will mean some form of cap-and trade system, what Abbott and his followers continue to insist is actually a carbon tax.

But a large majority of coalition voters have put it aside, which means that is not longer the urgent topic it was nearly a decade ago – remember, it was so fraught that the Libs changed their leader because of it.

Direct Action was never meant to be more than a stop gap, something to buy Abbott a bit of time to placate the activists until a more pressing distraction came along. And as far as Turnbull is concerned, it still is; he has already begun hinting that, when the time comes, he will start working towards a real solution.

Shorten’s first task will be to return it front and centre; if climate change is to be an election issue, perhaps the overriding election issue, people have to start talking about it again.

But in the meanwhile he has no choice other than to dismiss and deride Shorten’s formula, despite the fact that many authorities believe it is both necessary and practical; the Climate Change Authority led until recently by the former Governor of the Reserve Bank, Bernie Fraser, called for a reduction target of between 40 and 60 per cent.

Shorten is taking his manifesto to Paris, where his ambition will no doubt be applauded, although there will be obvious reservations about just how, when and if it can be implemented.

The science, of course, is on his side; but then it always has been. And Turnbull, for all his hedging about policy, is a true believer, which will help. But most important of all will be the empirical evidence that the world is changing, and not for the better. We are told that the last five years will be the hottest on record, and that this year will be the hottest of them all.

So Turnbull has called in the accountants: Warwick McKibbin, an economist who did the numbers for the Foreign Affairs Department says that Direct Action would cost the economy about $18 billion in output by 2030 but the Shorten plan would cost around $30 billion.

And we can see it happening: more extreme weather events and now an early bushfire season, with catastrophic consequences likely. Already there have been several deaths, multiple injuries and enormous losses in property, livestock and the environment.

It sounds a lot, but with total economy predicted to grow to about $3000 million, and still growing by 23 per cent of over the decade, the Shorten hit would be just one per cent – and of course that does not take into account the economic losses involved in doing less, or even nothing.

No one will rejoice in the natural – or at least partially man-made – disasters, certainly not Shorten. But he would not be human if he did not see that they will focus public attention on the need for what Turnbull might call a calm, clinical, clear-eyed and professional response. And, he might add, one that makes sense.

The Shorten plan also includes a renewable energy target of 50 per cent – remember the jobs of the future. So the bill, although obviously considerable, might not

Shorten has offered the germ of an idea to provide one. Whether he has the talent and ability to bring it to fruition is yet to be seen. But it is, at least, a big idea.

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Indulgence! W

elcoMe Back to the second edition of our new health, Wellness & Beauty section. We’ve enjoyed expanding our focus on health & Wellness and will continue this through 2016. at this time of year, I find myself confounded by consumption. how will I construct christmas in a way the children enjoy, without creating landfill, and what can I feed them that satisfies their desire for sweetness, and my desire for nutrition? Judging from this month’s markets events and craft stories, I’m confident the crafty set will have you covered for handmade or dIY christmas ideas! so here’s a recipe that your families and friends will enjoy eating and their bodies will actually enjoy processing! local practitioners and businesses please continue to contact me with your ideas and offerings to share with our health conscious readership! We look forward to sharing new ideas with readers next year. Wishing you health and happiness over the holidays!

Suzy Barry e suzy@hinterlandtimes.com.au

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The Apollo Bar mixture is wonderfully versatile in that you can put it into fun moulds of your choosing, and make a little box of chocolates for a special Christmas gift.

The Apollo Bar recipe high in protein, low on the carbohydrates and packed with healthy fats, sweetened with honey, and optional drop of essential peppermint oil for that quintessential after dinner mint taste. Ingredients ¾ cup cacao butter, ½ cup coconut oil ¼ cup honey, ½ cup raw cacao 1 ½ cups nut meal (nB: roughly ground almonds done in the food processor gives a nice crunch) ½ cup ground pistachio kernels 1tsp vanilla essence Method 1. line a square baking tin with greaseproof paper. 2. Melt cacao butter in a pan on the stove. 3. once melted, add the coconut oil. 4. once the coconut oil has melted, add the honey, stir and mix in until it is well combined (and the honey dissolved). nB: The first 3 ingredients should form a liquid before you add the dry ingredients. 5. next, add the dry ingredients to the wet and thoroughly combine. 6. Pour resulting mixture into baking tin. 7. Place in fridge for an hour, until set, or 15-20 mins in the freezer, if you’re eager. 8. remove using the paper and slice into desired portions. 9. store in the fridge. TIP: Best served directly from the fridge.

Apollo Bar - packed with antioxidant goodness

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Pilates at The Garden

with Contortionist Kristy-Lee k

rIsTY-lee crane, who has paved a successful career as an international contortionist is now teaching regular Pilates classes at The garden on Mountain View road, Maleny. kirsty-lee has performed at the american Music awards with gwen stefani, and dazzled audiences at disney sea in Tokyo, as ariel from The little Mermaid - to name just a couple of her stellar career moments.

Kristy-Lee Crane is now conducting pilates classes at The Garden Maleny

With her dance and acrobatic background, kristy-lee has turned her knowledge and experience into teaching Pilates. “I love changing people’s perception about what pilates is - people think that it’s going to be easy and that it’s just like yoga,” says kristy-lee. “It also gives me great satisfaction to witness people gain strength and mobility that they thought was beyond them.” kristy-lee’s classes are a challenging form of exercise, but she will bend over backwards - possibly literally - to help her student reap great personal rewards. “It’s more challenging than yoga” Juliana, one of kristylee’s Monday morning regulars explained, “but I’ve got a really bad back and neck and she knows just how far to push, so she caters to that.” “she makes it great fun, just because of the type of person she is, we have such a great laugh on a monday morning.” classes on Monday, 9am, 5.30pm, and Wednesday 8.30am, 4.30pm, 5.30pm. For further information, please contact kristy-lee direct on 0410 441 291 or klcdreams@me.com



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In Fitness ...and in Health

Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You

Staying Balanced in the Silly Season

Energy Levels – How Are Yours?


n order To balance fitness and health and prevent functional illness, your body needs to generate large amounts of energy. When this doesn’t happen, you will get a symptom – FaTIgUe. This is one of the most common complaints I hear. The fatigue may be physical or mental or both. over time, fatigue will make you unwell. If you feel that physically you are struggling to get through the day and mentally that clear thinking and decision making are becoming more difficult, then it is up to you to change that and make it better. I can help with that. When you’re constantly tired the first thing you have to do is find out why, and that means learning not only where your energy comes from, but how to maximise its production. energy of course comes from the food you eat – for most people this means a combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. What you have to learn is what works best for you. keep in mind that FaTs can provide you with more than twice the energy you get from either carbohydrates or protein. It is clear that to maximise your energy levels and stop the fatigue, you must reprogram your body to BUrn FaT. Most people who are tired, rely on too much carbohydrate and sugar (often as much as 80 – 90%). This means that fat, since it is not burnt, is stored in and on the body, resulting in weight gain, obesity and further health problems – blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, heart problems. Fix the fatigue factor as soon as you can. learn to maximise body energy. You’ll start to really like the way you feel and look. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Joh n Pirie

www.siaholistichealth.com.au Dr John Pirie – Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist 19 Coral St, Maleny Ph: 5435 2155


s We aPProach the end of the year, things can tend to get frenetic. There Wendy Rosenfeldt are christmas parties, buying presents, navigating family christmas arrangements and trying to fulfil work deadlines so that the holidays can be enjoyed without thinking about work. summer and early autumn are governed by Pitta dosha. Pitta by nature is fiery, hot, passionate and intense and we can feel these qualities increase in our mind and body. anger, frustration and irritability can result when Pitta is out of balance. skin rashes, excessive hunger and hot flushes can manifest more in the summer months. For Vata predominant people summer is often the favourite time of year. The warm, humid weather balances out the tendency towards dryness and feeling cold. Joints don’t feel so stiff and getting up in the morning is more inviting. kapha types also enjoy the warmth but may struggle with the humidity. however it is the people who are predominantly Pitta by nature that can find the summer heat most challenging. Pitta’s intensity and heat are pacified by cooling activities, foods with predominantly sweet, bitter and astringent tastes and taking time off to relax and unwind. swimming in the ocean or a river is very balancing for Pitta types. sight is one of their most important senses for Pitta people so being in nature has a harmonising and energising effect. a camping holiday or

staying by the beach is a better way to balance Pitta’s dynamism then spending time in the city shopping or sight-seeing. sweet, fresh juicy fruit such as mangos, grapes and watermelon soothes excess Pitta. leafy green vegies contain the bitter and astringent tastes that are also balancing for Pitta. salads without onion are a better option for Pitta than curries and spicy dishes. Fresh coconut and coconut juice, avocados and cucumber are ideal food to pacify Pitta. eating meals on time will help to keep Pitta in check. eating lunch before 1pm will help to keep the fiery quality of Pitta that is important for digestion, in its place. If you wait until 2pm to eat lunch you can end up feeling irritable as the digestive fire has not been placated. The pacifying effect of sweetness on Pitta is not just confined to food. sweet smells, sweet words and gentle touch can also calm down Pitta’s intensity. Yelling back at an angry person is like putting fuel on the fire. responding in a caring, settled manner will offset Pitta’s fire, whether you are dealing with flustered christmas customers, over heated children or stressed out family members or work colleagues. Enjoy the silly season and take time out to have fun. For more information about Ayurvedic Consultations and Transcendental Meditation call Wendy ph 5499 9580 or email wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au

L.theanine and green tea


Tress Is PerhaPs one of the greatest thieves of our health, happiness and well being. In fact the effect of stress runs deep and wide in its intrusion into almost every area of our

lives. however every day new discoveries are coming to light about the healing benefits of common food items. one of these is l.theanine a unique amino acid present in green tea. What makes this product so helpful is the extraordinary range of benefits it confers to the user. For example although it is not clearly understood how, l.theanine is shown (through eeg studies) to induce alpha brain wave function. It is in this balanced brain wave frequency that individuals feel calm and relaxed yet more focused. The ability to concentrate more clearly yet at the same time to feel more relaxed makes theanine extremely useful. one of the other benefits of theanine is that it also helps to increase the quality of sleep without making the user drowsy. recently a chinese study found that drinking green tea reduces the risk of stroke by up to 46%.

l.theanine also works in a natural way, in much the same way as ritalin, therefore making it extremely helpful in the supportive treatment of adhd. I have seen the positive benefit of its cognitive and mood enhancing effects both professionally and personally. With the holiday season coming on its worth knowing research has shown that when using theanine before or after drinking alcohol, blood levels of alcohol are significantly lowered. Its helpful to remember that cane sugar, by disrupting the balance of the body in many ways, adds to your stress levels, so its wise as we move into the warmer months and this festive season to reduce its intake. as always though you are master not victim of your body and mind, and more importantly than any anything you eat or take into your body, ultimately its about how you manage your mind and your emotions. remember that everything comes down to energy and that where you let your attention go your energy flows. Time to have a cuppa (leave out the sugar) and invest your thought energy in positive directions.

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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10 active presents for under the tree!





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hoose PresenTs to keep you and your children or grandkids active and healthy all year round. I want to ride my bicycle BMX, mountain bikes, triathlons.. there are so many types of bicycles and accessories like helmets, chains, bells and groovy baskets. or get adventurous and pick up a unicycle, trike, scooter or skateboard. Everyone loves a massage! Pick up a massage voucher/s from our very own carolanne Woodford to soothe those sore muscles. Vouchers to get active – like aqua aerobics, gym memberships, dance classes and more! On the water: kayak or stand up paddle board, a boogie board, surfboard, skim board or consider a voucher to get started or take the family on a tour. Get active – Frisbees, cricket sets, quoits, hookey, dartboards, basketball and netball hoops set their home up to a kid’s paradise. In the swim Pool toys, kickboards, goggles, snorkelling kits, togs and towels are perfect for under the tree. remember to be sunsafe – long sleeved rashies, long sleeved caftans, wide brimmed hats, beach umbrellas, portable shades‌ Create a racquet Badminton sets, tennis racquets, table tennis, even velcro ball and catch games, and what 70’s child can forget totem tennis? all fun ways to get the whole family active this summer. Let’s go fly a kite - always a good present – especially but not only for the kids, kites come in many sizes – some kits allow you to make your own. Balls! Footballs, soccer balls, netball, basketball, tennis balls, beach balls, massage balls and yoga balls are just



what you need to complete the santa sack. 10. Fishing fanatics choose a fishing reel or rod, tackle box, yabby pumps, nets, fishing shirt or the jewellery of lures to keep them happy this christmas. If you want a healthier 2016, book in to see Maleny Physiotherapy.

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Call Now for a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing! Ever needed a massage and can’t find an appointment?

Look out for our sign on Coral St for pop-up body treatments at the

centre throughout the holiday season!

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

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

Tanya Kurzbock Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Yoga instructor Gift making workshops with soul: Spell Crafted Tea Workshop - Come and play! Connect with healing herbs in a very creative and delicious workshop. $49 Thursday Dec 3 12:45 - 2:45 & Saturday Dec 12 10:00 - 12:00 Witchy-poo Creams Workshop - Create medicinal creams infused with gem elixir goodness and essential oils. $79 Wednesday Dec 9 12:00 - 3:00 & Saturday Dec 19 9:00 - 12:00 To book, call 5499 9476 or visit www.malenyholistichealthcentre.com events

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.

Terri Schaumberg

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

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

Gary Broadhurst

Sanctuary Healing – what can it do for you

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 Ph: 5494 3657 Mob: 0408 074 522 Email: terri.sch_midwife@bigpond.com

Restore your feeling of wellbeing and balance – Release stress and tension, feel emotionally balanced, and through your own inner connection, receive Reconnective HealingŽ that is tailored for you. We heal ourselves – we all have this inbuilt ability – sometimes because of lifestyle, stress and imbalanced diet, we need a catalyst to help to fully connect with our innate healing ability. Reconnective HealingŽ provides that catalyst to allow us to experience more of the energy, light and information of the Universe that we are all connected to. This then assist us to more fully regain our natural healing ability. Gary Broadhurst: 0438 972 880 for an appointment

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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ACUPUNCTURE Anthony Brown Acupuncture Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Member (fellow) AACMA. Anthony has 30 years clinical experience, 26 of them here on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland. 26 Coral St, Maleny Ph: 5435 2555 Mapleton Natural Therapies Clinic Jackie Hansel: Bach H.S (Acu), Adv. Dip H.S (Hom), Dip Bowen Therapy Acupuncture. Holistic & Intergrated health care with Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Homeopathy, Lymphatic Drainage, Remedial & Relaxation Massage. Ph: 5445 7749 Maleny Acupuncture Dolina Somerville: BHSc (Acupuncture) China Trained: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine,Chinese Remedial Massage & Cosmetic Acupuncture. 38a Coral St Maleny Hicaps & Eftpos. Ph: 5435 2777, 0408 693 029 www.malenyacupuncture.com


COUNSELLING & LIFE COACHING cont. 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

The Crooked Fringe Your local hair specialist. We do Waxing for Men and Women, Hair Design, Weddings and Formal Occasions. Open Mon-Sat Ph: 5435 8881 for an appointment 3/466 Maleny-Kenilworth Rd Witta

BOWEN THERAPISTS Margarete Koenning Counselling BA Social Work, Gelstalt Therapist, Psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and, families. Training professionals in family constellation20 yrs practicing in Maleny, Clinal member of Pacfa. Ph: 5494 2778, 0408 416 041

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

Chirone Shakti – Relationships & Sexuality Counsellor and Holistic Therapist specialising in relationships, sexuality, grief and loss. Discover deeper and more satisfying levels of relating. ph: 0421 814 459 email: info@chironeshakti.com.au web: http://chironeshakti.com.au

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

AKASHIC RECORDS Journey to the Heart Certified Monica Dangerfield Reader & Kahuna Massage Therapist. Uncover past lives, and explore the story of your soul’s evolution from its time of inception. Ph: 0407 375 871

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 P: 0438 1632 55. www.heartspaceartspace.com


Dr Ralph Stockmann Chiropractor Palmer USA

AROMATHERAPY Lisa Blainey-Lewin: Qualified Aromatherapist (ITEC) Relaxation Massage, Consultations, Sound Therapy with Crystal Bowls. Weekly Meditations, Workshops. Bridal & Private Groups welcome. Ph: 5494 2155 ext 2, 0422 584 046 – www.blainey.com.au

ASTROLOGY Stargazer Astrology - Chirone Shakti 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 Nellie, Annette and Jenny offer you the opportunity to have exceptional hair with great product at fantastic prices. Cut and Colour specialists. Phone 0438 785 443. 9 Bunya St Maleny. Ample parking/wheel chair friendly. 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 54

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– 30 Years of Chiropractic Excellence – Families, sports and wellbeing – DVA and Medicare Provider

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

0410 793 513 26 Coral Street, Maleny

DAY SPAS Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr Stephen Lowe & Dr Samuel Lowe 60 years combined experience. Concession rates & HICAPS. Relaxed & friendly atmosphere. 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 John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist Gentle hands-on chiropractic using applied kinesiology. Individual programs available. 19 Coral Street Maleny. Ph: 5435 2155 www.siaholistichealth.com.au

COSMETIC TATTOO Cosmetic Tattoo Specialist - Rebecca Rea Dip.BT Advanced Cos T.Para Cert. Featherstroke Eyebrows, Eyeliner, Lips - Wake up beautiful everyday with permanent make up. 9/43 Maple St, 5494 3355 or 0429 874 439

Casa Di Natura Day Spa Centre Delight your senses and experience total relaxation in a lush private natural hideaway on 8 acres. Magnesium Pools, Non-chemical Spa, FAR Infra-red Sauna, Massage, Beauty, Treatments, Natural Therapies. Ask about our Extreme Pampering Range, Hen’s, Parties or Christmas Parties. Call us now on 07 5478 6331 at Casa Di Natura Day Spa & Massage Centre or email info@casadinatura.com.au

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

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

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"

Health, Wellness

MASSAGE THERAPISTS Specials Full Body Scrubs and massages $50. Head, Neck and Shoulders $30, Foot massage $30, facial $45. Call Andrea 0417 52 3193 Montville – hours 5.30am to 5.00pm Connective Therapeutics - Hawaiian Massage Improve Joint Movement, Releases Tight Shoulders, Eases Sciatic and Lower Back Pain. Hot Stone Therapy. Aromatherapy. Access Bars®. Rebecca Hopkins RMT. By Appt: 0415 518 415 – Maleny Holistic Health Centre 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 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 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 KA HUNA Massage Jessica Ainsworth Maleny. Relax your body, relax your mind. 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

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

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

Massage & Facials for Women 1, 1.5, 2 hour combos $85 / $120 / $160 1 hour foot massage & reflexology $80 Followed by revitalising refreshments Vouchers available Ph: Tahili 5472 4229 or 0438 358 189

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





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

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

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

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

Pascale Richy – Naturopath BHSc

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

NUTRITIONIST Crissy Ciocca - Nutrition Therapist & Educator. Therapy for physical and mental health. Optimum nutrition for your child. Gut biome - its impact on health and vitality. Be the difference to your health with nutritional education. crissyciocca@dodo.com.au, 0448 574 513

OPTOMETRIST Stephen Hammond Optometry and Maleny Optical 44 Lowe Street, Nambour Ph. 5476 2333 Shop 8 Riverside Centre, 8 Maple St, Maleny 4552. Ph. 5435 2733


SCENAR® Therapy Electronic Biofeedback Device (Soviet Space Programme) – Correct nerve short-circuits caused by stress overload – Restore balance – Gentle, effective pain relief

Stockmann Chiropractic 26 Coral Street, Maleny

0415 608 166 Pain Relief Specialist Scenar is a non-invasive therapy using electrical impulses to stimulate your nervous system, reducing pain, inflammation and restoring normal function. Ph: Sonia 0488 922 441 or Kerri 0431 938 393 www.malenypainrelief.com

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

Landsborough Health & Wellness Chiropractic, EFT Practitioner, Bowen Therapy, Naturopath, Herbalist, Live Blood Analysis, Massage, Maori Reiki Healing, Celtic Healing, Reflexology, Feng Shui, Clairvoyant Medium, and Counselling. Workshops and Hicaps available. The best practitioners on the coast! Ph: 5314 1231 www.landsboroughwellness.com.au

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

Range of Motion Physiotherapy Mapleton - Montville - Maleny - Imbil Russell McDonald & Rae Duffield-Jones. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility. Ph: 5478 6600 www.rangeofmotion.com.au

PERSONAL TRAINER, FITNESS, DANCE Bodytime Fitness Studio Improve the quality of your life! Injury Rehabilitation, Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength Training. Private, Well-Equipped Studio, One on One Training Montville – Call Greg 0411 331 488 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 Andy Hofer Exercise Therapist Dip P.Ed. I specialise in helping people to improve their strength, mobility, energy levels, vitality and general wellness. I will come to your home, meet you outdoors or work with you at my studio. Ph: 0439 702 837 e: ahof64@hotmail.com

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,Tues 5.30pm and Thurs 9.30 am. No bookings required. Classes suit all levels of experience. Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion Ph: Lottie 5313 7756

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

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Professional Services ACCOUNTANTS /BOOKKEEPING Book keeping, Accounting & Tax Trilogy Tax has the expertise to provide clients with solutions for every bookkeeping and accounting need. Ph: : 07 5499 9973 E: admin@trilogytax.com.au

House and Garden LEGAL SERVICES cont. 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

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

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

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

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


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

TRAVEL AGENT Maleny Cruise and Travel aleny 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


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

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

Day and Grimes Locally owned, Day & Grimes Mapleton & Hinterland Realty have offered 79 years of integrity, service, friendly professional advice. Experienced , hands on approach. Len Geary 0418 221 281. 34 Flaxton Drive, Mapleton. Ph: 5445 7304 www.dayandgrimesmapleton.com.au

Remax Hinterland Nobody in the workd sells more Real Estate than RE/MAX Michale Reck 0447 589 491; Mark Clayton 0409 181 095 2/10 Maple St, Maleny Ph: 5408 4220 www.realestatemaleny.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 http://www.malenypropertysales.com.au/

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 and Sat by appointment. 7 Myrtle St Maleny Ph. 5499 9077

WEBSITE DESIGN Kam Low - Hinterland Creative Web Design Your local web design specialist. I will take your business to the next level through mastery of modern Internet technologies. Phone 0478 940 895. http://hinterlandcreative.com.au

($33 for ongoing advertising) Phone: 5499 9049 or email: advertising@hinterlandtimes.com.au

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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.

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.

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


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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



Melissa Berglas – Comsure Sunshine Coast Insurance Brokers

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


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


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.

CURTAINS AND BLINDS Maleny Curtains and Blinds Free design and consultancy service, Made to measure, indoor and outdoor bespoke window coverings and home accessories. Free Measure and Quote Ph: 0437 373 222 Custom Curtains and Shade Specialise in Blinds, Awnings, Shutters, Curtains and Security. Professional advice and installation. Call now for a free measure and quote. Servicing the hinterland since 1989. Ph: 5494 6898

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

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

ELECTRICAL 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

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. Phone 1800 558 745 or 0402 456 391

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


Montville Handy Man 20 years building experience. All concreting, carpentry, home maintenance and repairs. Prompt and reliable service. Garden Clean -up. Competitive rates. Ph: Wayne 0434 724 030 Hatch's Home Maintenance Qualified Cabinet Maker, 35 years experience. Update * Renew * Repair * Plastering * Cabinets * Tiling * Call John Ph 0404 056 147 hatchshomemaintenance@hotmail.com QBA Lic. No 1242008

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

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

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

Prompt professional service, No call out fee, 10% discount for pensioners, General plumbing & maintenance, Gas fitting and installation, Leak Detection, Blocked Drains, 24/7 days.   Plumbing Lic: 25555 QBCC : 1172423 Gas Lic No: L90406    



Phone Damian 0410 855 778 



Brandon Print & Design At the foot of the Maleny-Landsborough hill. Phone Mark on 5494 8499 for any printing & graphic design requirements. Business cards, flyers, menus, magazines, labels, posters, corflutes, docket books. Email: brandonprintdesign@landsborough.com


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

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


PAINTING City to Surf Painting & Decorating Re-paints & new work, industrial coatings, decorative finishes, Anti mould coatings. Quality & value for money guaranteed. Servicing the Range & beyond. Phone Richard Daveson: 0418 708 620 BSA 1117847





HonestJohns 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



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

Handbuilt Stone 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 QBSA1235589

R V Electrical Lic # 72787 Workshops, Homes, Cottages, Sheds & Renovations, Energy Saving Solutions, LED Lights, Security Lighting. Switchboard Upgrades, Safety Switches, Generator Outlets, Smoke alarms, Solar. For Speedy Diagnostics and Quality Service. Call your local Sparkie Zak on 0413 885 504 email: rvelect3@gmail.com



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

SOLAR Negawatts Electrical & Solar Power Call us last for a competitive quote. Over 500 local installations. Grid and Off-Grid CEC licensed installer A5100260 Quality European panels and inverter. Gary Phillips Ph: 0407 760 838 Info@negawatts.com.au

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 Email: nursery@barunglandcare.org.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. All Energy HQ - 10 Jeffreys Rd, Glasshouse Mtns Ph: 5438 7200 E: sales@allenergyhq.com.au W: allenergyhq.com.au

POOL MAINTENANCE Poolwerx Sunshine Coast Hinterland Locally Owned Certified Pool Technicians, with an extensive range of services, equipment and chemicals we’ll keep your pool sparkling and healthy! Darren 0421 097 876 or 1800 009 000 palmwoods@poolwerx.com.au

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

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

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

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT SERVICES Tom’s Wildlife Management Service 18 years’ experience in mgmt and removal of problem native wildlife. Brush turkeys, magpies, butcher birds, plovers, possums, and more. Qld Parks & Wildlife registered permit holder. Ph: 5494 4590, Mob: 0437 279 505, E: magpiesrus@redzone.com.au, W: www.tomswildlife.com. HINTERLAND TIMES – DECEMBER 2015


What’s on in ...



Summer Reading Club begins – see your local library


Light The Lights, 6pm-7pm, Mapleton lilyponds Park


Aglow International - sunshine coast Branch end of Year celebration, Flame Tree Baptist church hall, nambour, 9.30am, $8 includes morning tea. Melva: 5443 5752


Carols at Twilight in Maleny, from 6.45pm, free, by Maleny singers, in association with Maleny rsl, Maleny rotary and nambour salvation army Band at Maleny rsl hall

18-24 Maleny Tree display, Uniting church Maleny


Care Outreach fundraising market, Montville gourmet Pizzeria from 6-9.00, $25 includes pizza and drink on arrival with lucky draws


Frugal Festivities, it's not too late to start planning for a less hectic, thrifty christmas by author rhonda hetzel, Beerwah library


Maleny Senior Citizens, drop in to the Verandah room, Maleny community centre, every Friday, 811am

Candace Watts displays some of the holiday activities at Maleny Library – including the Summer Reading Club!


Mooloolah Valley Community Xmas Party, 5pm, Mooloolah community centre


4-6 Maleny Arts and Crafts Group christmas Fair, Maleny community centre from 9am to 4pm Friday, finishing 3pm sunday

Maleny Drive In Movies, 6.30pm, Maleny showgrounds, screening Elf (g) & Life of Brian (M), $20 per car.


Dreaming BIG enchanted carols, eudlo hall.


Maleny Library Book Sale 9am-11.30am


Christmas on Main Street Party, Palmwoods, 3pm to 8.30pm.


Sleeping Beauty Ballet concert, by en Pointe studio, caloundra events centre


Ian Stehbens, author of From the edge of oblivion, danish and german immigration to Maryborough area 150 years ago. Maleny library, 10-11am. Free. Bookings essential.


Lighting of the Tree, Village green in Montville, 5.30pm


Palmwoods Green Bush Christmas, 4.45pm-7pm

12, 13, 19 & 20 Cinderella, Maleny Players


Surf Club History in nambour, nambour library, 10am, Peter rigby talks on early history, foundation of the Maroochydore surf life saving club. Free. Ph: 5475 8989


School holidays commence Queensland


Native Plants sunshine coast meet 2pm at Fairhill native Plants and Botanic gardens, Yandina for a talk by nick hansa followed by afternoon tea at elements cafe. rsVP: sgapsuncoast@gmail.com or 5494 9187





Jack Ferris and Bankfoot House, ron gillinder, discusses Bankfoot house history and recently published story of its last resident, Jack Ferris, 2pm. Free, Beerwah library. Eckankar present hU chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 6 – 7.30pm, free - every Wednesday. Maleny neighbourhood centre


HU Chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 6-7.30pm, Tewantin cWa hall, www.eckankar.org.au


Carols on the Green, 6pm-7.30pm, The Montville Village green


Crafty Decorating - make your own decorations, transform an old cd, 10:30am-11.30am, Maleny library, free, all ages.


Kenilworth Park, christmas Fun and games, 10:30am-11.30am. all ages. Free. Bookings essential. Join us for fun and games in the park.

SingSpire Chorus 7pm-8.30pm, new life christian centre, Woombye – all welcome, 0401 270 476 or singspirechorus@gmail.com, every Thursday. Maleny Christmas Street Carnival, 6pm-10pm, Maple street, Maleny.

Tuition and Workshops


Nature Kids - design and Build an ecovillage, 10am-12pm, suitable for age 7-11 5494 483. cost: $10 per child. limited places. Bookings essential: www.ethosfoundation.org


Glasshouse Country community carols, 5pm-8.30pm, Beerwah sportsgrounds


Big Balkan Dance Party, Maleny rsl, from 7pm, with all 3 bands of Macedonian romani (gypsy) Musicians and The Unusual suspects


Kenilworth Christmas Eve Celebration, 5pm-9pm, kenilworth showgrounds


Maleny Free Community Christmas Breakfast, 8am at Maleny neighbourhood centre, and christmas day in the showgrounds, 11am-3pm, nambour


BRVA'S Big Boxing Day new Year's exhibitions from december 26 to January 17, 2016, st. Mary's hall on the Village green in Montville. open daily between 10am to 4pm.


Woodford Folk Festival begins


New Year’s Eve at hotel Maleny, Tranquil Park and the Woodford Folk Festival


Woodford Folk Festival final performance

9-10 Hinterland Wedding Showcase – various venues 16

Colour Run

22-24 Ginger Flower and Food Festival 26

Australia Day Breakfast, citizenship ceremony & hinterland sports recreation & service club expo, Maleny showgrounds


School Returns

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


ACT 4 Change Now Mindfulness courses for Managing stress, anxiety and depression, Incorporates evidence-based practices of acceptance commitment Therapy. evening classes: 2 hours over 8 weeks. $395. Medicare and health Fund rates available. Maleny Psychology: 5435 2301

Christmas Carols Workshop saturday 12 december 4-6pm All Orchestral Instruments And Levels Welcome dreaming BIg christmas carol community orchestra Workshop & Performance - $20 pay @ the door + Public Performance 7-9pm. Book online: www.cellodreaming.com.au More info louise 0415 128 799

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

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

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Enjoy a Christmas cracker of a music workshop full of festive treats and surprises presented by Cello Dreaming. Be enchanted by your own magical sounds of christmas and play fun christmas carols from around the world guided by professional musician and conductor louise king. If you play strings, woodwind, brass or percussion and fancy gathering to make music in an orchestra, book in online at www.cellodreaming.com.au/carolsorchestra to be part of a fun community orchestra workshop playing carols. all ages and levels welcome to attend! Bonus extra opportunity for workshop participants to play in enchanTed carols concert at 7pm – the grand finale of the sell-out dreaming BIg concert series!




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