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From the Editor

December 2017

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Inside this month Bags of ideas for Hang Space


A house of history in Montville


Marisa Kliese is walking a natural path


A Mason for 70 years: Bevan Christensen


See 2018 in with style


Community Garden progresses with art


Organ Donation - the ins and outs!


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COVER STORY Heartspace Dancers, Starla, Tili and Lily from River School are rehearsing for the Maleny Christmas Festival. At the event, photographer, Jody Gilchrist is working with Santa and Mrs Claus for more beautiful photos of good boys and girls!



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HiS yEAR’S CHRiSTMAS Tree Festival theme is the Colours of Christmas, and as you read through December's offerings, you'll see beautiful bright imagery. Our pull-out gift guide is decorated with drawings from Montville State School Students - the very same artworks that adorn the town's new banners. The guide also holds easy gift ideas, explains how you can become a ‘Lucky Shopper’ and includes as many Christmas events as we could fit. Each community across the Hinterland offers something different: Mooloolah kick of

their celebrations first; in Montville the Woodies set up a Santa's Workshop; Mr Claus arrives on a fire engine at Mapleton's Light the Lights; Palmwoods takes the festive time as a chance to open their new town square, and it is no surprise there is a shared table at Crystal Waters. Fireworks will sparkle at Beerwah and Nambour, plus Nambour adds markets and a food court to their carols! Kenilworth save the celebrations until Christmas Eve, and Maleny dances at a street party with a mega raffle and generously puts on a Christmas breakfast. These Ananda Marga River School girls, pictured, will dance with their Heartspace troupe, led by teacher Kester and his wife Kirsty, who has just been engaged as the new drama and dance teacher for the Maleny independent School. See them at the Maleny Christmas Festival and Street Carnival, and stop in to the free Maleny Singers and Rotary Christmas Concert at

the RSL Hall, from 6.30pm. Back to the Christmas Tree Festival, are you going to enter a tree? We'll expect to see the traditional Christmas colours of red and green. Red for the holly berry, or perhaps the red nose on Rudolph, or the red of Santa’s outfit. Green for the evergreen trees that will decorate our homes: some artificial and taken out of their boxes each year – others a branch of a live tree. Others will say that “white” is the colour of Christmas - like HT's gorgeous cover – not here in Maleny of course, but in other places across the globe where a “white Christmas” is the norm. you only have to look around the shops to see that all colours come out at Christmas – gold, silver, pink, purple, you name it, you’ll see trees decorated in an array of these. you may even see ‘blue’ trees – a reminder that Christmas can be a ‘blue’ time for many people, a lonely time which conjures up memories of places and faces that can no longer be enjoyed. if you can help out with the Maleny Neighbourhood Christmas Breakfast - please give them a call. Volunteers are needed from 6am, but delicious offerings start from 8 to 11am, so no one need be alone on Christmas Day. But in the week before Christmas, December 16-24 make sure you come along to Maleny Uniting Church, and see all those colours of Christmas.

Right: Montville banner Left: Look to our pull-out GIft Guide for original artwork in Montville's new Christmas banners Top: You can see Heartspace dancers, Starla, Tili and Lily, at the Maleny Christmas Festival Image Jody Gilchrist Photographer

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“We have seen that a socially involved space is missing for the young folk of Maleny, and we hope we are creating the right atmosphere to fill this gap,” said Meighan. “We are enhancing our community, one thread at a time.” it is comforting to know such attitudes are alive and thriving within the younger folk of Maleny. For more information, or to donate materials for Boomerang Bags, contact Meighan: https://www.facebook.com/HANGSPACEMALENY/ https://www.facebook.com/Boomerang-Bags-Maleny1915047128747755/

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“Samara Jane and i got talking, and we came up with the idea of Hang Space, a place where people could gather, share their abilities and ideas, and hopefully change the habits of everyday lives.” While the concept is still in the early stages of development, Meighan and Samara Jane have already staged two very successful Hang Space events at the Little Red Cottage at 20 Coral Street Maleny, and hope this will become a monthly happening, possibly the last Sunday of the month, but check their facebook page for forthcoming dates. “The whole idea of Hang Space is to set up a discussion of how to lessen our impact on the environment through things like recycling clothes. you don’t have to buy new mass-produced clothes to look smart. We definitely follow the Slow Fashion Movement principles.”

There is no doubting that this attractive, smart young woman sitting across her sewing table from me lives her words, as does Samara Jane, a model. As part of Hang Space, Meighan and Samara Jane hold Boomerang Bag-making workshops on a fortnightly basis. They worked with the Boomerang Bag graphic designer to come up with a logo for the Maleny-made bags, and have had a screen made for use on each unique bag. Local businesses have shown support, handing out information leaflets and flyers. “Our aim is to sell these bags for as little as possible, just enough to cover costs such as screenprint ink, thread, electricity, rental,” explained Meighan. All bags will be made by volunteers from donated or recycled materials. i, for one, will be going through my sewing cupboard, weeding out those bits of material left over from sewing projects. Meighan asked that people message her (through the facebook page) so she can arrange a time to leave them at the cottage. “The Boomerang Bag workshops will be a great chance for people to make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw-away mentality,” said Meighan. Meighan and Samara Jane aim to make Hang Space the go-to place in Maleny. it will be full of fashion, food, live music and generally a space to simply hang out. For a small fee, again to cover costs, people can have their own stall from which to sell their pre-loved clothes, handcrafted wares, artwork, shared lunch … the sky’s the limit. The Little Red Cottage, previously an artists’ hub, continues to support local artists in a relaxed and low-cost environment. Tunja Cottier, from Music on Maple, has opened her own space in the cottage, selling second-hand vinyl records, and keenly takes part in Hang Space gatherings.



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Many residents perform acts of kindness and generosity in our beautiful Hinterland, and it is always a pleasure find out more about the people behind these thoughtful acts. Christmas lights, local charity and a family affair brought Victoria McGuin to the Landers Shoot door of Di Easdale recently.

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i EASDALE LOVES PALMWOODS. Born in Gympie and raised on a farm in Kenilworth, she and her late husband ended up with a farm in Landers Shoot, “it was about 49 years ago, we grew paw paws and strawberries”. There was a move to Tin Can Bay, but later Di returned to her beloved Palmwoods, living in town for over ten years before settling off Landershute Road on their original land. Di lives on a shared block next door to her daughter Renea, Daryl and grandchildren. it’s a busy day. The Compass institute group is here to view the gardens and Andrew (‘Digger’), the Farm Manager for Compass, is running through things he can do to help Di. it soon becomes clear that this is a big labour of love. “We have the lights for everyone to enjoy,” says Di, “but we also have lucky dips for a dollar, and raffle tickets.” (There are baskets and baskets of wrapped and soon-to-be wrapped presents taking over part of the house.)

“People are donating gifts to Compass,” Andrew shares. “And we have vouchers from Erbachers, Montville, Bradys… the community is amazing.” “We are always keen for more donations though! if anyone would like to drop things off here, we’d be very grateful,” Di smiles. Looking around, i can see strings of lights everywhere, across buildings, wooden poles, pergolas. Hundreds of Christmas decorations adorn the walls and hang from the ceiling, and Christmas trees are dotted about. i can’t wait to see it at night! “Daryl, does most of the hard work putting the lights up, and Renea does a lot too,” says Di. “i do the garden, i’ll take a bow for that!” she laughs. “We started in about August,” Daryl continues. “Luckily! Because we had all that rain. But we managed it, and the poles all slip out, so it is easy to take down.” “All the lights in the Balinese hut, and a few others, stay up all the time,” adds Renea. This sparkling garden has become a regular fundraiser for charities over the years, something that seemed to grow organically.

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“i started doing this when i lived in Tytherleigh Road,” says Di. i always had lights under pergolas and then i just started getting a few more.” “A few thousand more!” interjects Renea. “When i moved to Bonaparte Place, i began raising money for the Guides with my Christmas lights display. Then for the SES, the Fire Brigade and it just built up from there.” Last year Beyond Blue benefitted from Di’s display and fundraising. “We raised $3000, but i was disappointed that the money went to Melbourne – i wanted it to stay to help people in the community. That is why i am so glad to have Compass on board this year as they have been brilliant.” Councillor Jenny McKay comes to turn on the lights on Friday November 24, and on December 23 she returns to draw the raffle. Santa will be present both nights – apparently arriving on a golf buggy! “Prize night is a great night to come,” says Di. “We have nibbles here, but you are welcome to bring your fish and chips for dinner. Sit under the lights, enjoy the Balinese hut, drive in, take a look around and eat!” As the Compass group leave, Andrew tells me how glad

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presents, cooking, and selling raffle tickets. if it wasn’t for my kids and grandkids and family, i wouldn’t be able to do it,” Di says. “i love doing it… but i won’t do it if my garden isn’t up to scratch. i’m very fussy, and i like my garden to look just right.” From what i can see today, the garden looks just perfect and i am sure the many visitors who step through the gates this Christmas will agree. Come and enjoy the lights at 8 Roys Road, on the corner of Upper Landershute Road, Palmwoods, from November 25 onwards, and donate to the Compass Institute, providing real futures for Queenslanders with disabilities.

they are that Di has asked them to be part of her lights this year. “We’re very on board to help. it’s all about community, and Palmwoods is a great community, always has been.” “you couldn’t be a more deserving cause,” replies Di. i take walk around the beautiful, expansive garden, which is lovingly nurtured by Di. “i grow and sell native succulents,” she tells me. “And native flowers, people love those.” Di has been working at the Peregian and Noosa markets, selling fruit and veg, for the last 30 years. “And i try to keep going out in the garden – to keep young,” she laughs. “When i was 70 i had a wake with a 50s theme, and at 75 i’m having another one with a ‘Grease’ theme! There’ll be music, dancing on the lawn and a few lights around. And food – people never leave our place hungry.” On cue, she encourages me to have some lunch (i politely decline) or a cup of tea and some cake (i accept). “My family all help with everything, putting up these lights, wrapping

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ETERiNARiAN JUSTiN BULLiNG and his wife, children’s author Maryanne O’Flynn, are the current owners of a beautiful cottage in Kondalilla Falls Road, Flaxton. The home is so picturesque that Maryanne tells me it has become an unexpected tourist destination. “We often see tourists taking photos outside. in fact, recently a Japanese group came and sat on our swing and took pictures under the Jacaranda, throwing blossoms in the air around them for effect. They were there for about an hour!” Justin and Maryanne run the Montville Veterinary Clinic, which is nestled alongside the cottage. They have been enjoying gently restoring this home with their children in tow, since they moved in, in 2003. ‘Funnily enough, my wife Maryanne, before i ever met her, looked at renting this place,” shares Justin.

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Far right: The Bulling boys on the front steps today Right: Olive watches her brother in bemusement on the front steps Opposite page: Peg, Ron and Norm Higson in 1926

“i decided not to bother,” says Maryanne. “it was too horrible.” Justin explains, “The previous owner operated a cafe / restaurant for a while, then left and rented it out to people who also operated a restaurant. There was some dispute with the tenants selling some of the restaurant equipment, with the police involved, then they left with rent owing and the house in a terrible state.” When Justin moved in the house had been empty for nearly two years and was infested with rats and cockroaches. “The inside was in a terrible state and all the original trim and doors were missing, the walls covered with layers of asbestos and fake wood panelling and lowered false asbestos ceilings installed. i have since restored the inside of the house with original Queenslander doors and reproduction trims.” Maryanne and Justin have learnt much about their home over the years, and its rich history. “it was a simple farm cottage originally, owned by the Skene family for workers’ accommodation, when the area was predominantly under citrus,” Justin explains. in fact, Justin has met at least one member of every family who has lived in the cottage since 1924, and recalls receiving visits from some previous owners. “There was a knock on the door one Sunday about 11 years ago - a lady called Olive and her son were there and asked if they could take some photos of the house. Of course, we invited them in,” says Justin. “On the sixth of January 2007 she came again with her sister, but i can't remember her name. i remember the date, as my second son was born that evening.” Justin and Maryanne found out that Olive was born in the house in the late 1920s, the fourth of seven Higson children. “Her parents, Alf and Jennie, had sailed out from England on the Themistocles. Jennie’s parents, the Guy family, also came out and lived in a house on Flaxton Drive, opposite where the paragliders used to launch.” Alf was a ship’s engineer, heading for a new life, with the prospect of farming in Australia ahead of him; he and Jennie bought the house in 1924 and it was quite a few years old then. “Based on that information and looking at other houses in the area, i assumed it was built in the first decade of the 20th century,” Justin shares.

It is now time to place Christmas orders in addition to Justin and Maryanne’s knowledge through Olive, research by Barbara Ramadge-Ross on the Higson family was published in the Montville Gazette, July 1998, page six. The Higson’s had 25 acres of ‘virgin scrub’ and a few orange trees. Alf burnt the remaining tree stumps and scrub, so a horse plough could till the soil. The family’s first crop was pineapples and vegetables and, like others in the area, they learned to milk their cows and make butter for delivery – the cream was railed from Palmwoods. Olive’s brother, Ron, remembers the hand-picked fruit being packed in homemade cases, and then when the Depression hit they received a bill for the dumping of cases of their fruit. Life became a struggle. Their only earnings came from Jennie’s baking, the butter and vegetables, and Alf working on the roads, breaking rocks by hand, for which he received credit from the local grocer. The boys, Norm and Ron, worked at the larger dairies to help. Despite these hardships there are still fond memories from Olive. “The house was smaller then,” Justin explains, “with just the two bedrooms, lounge, a small kitchen with wood stove and stairs at the back. There was a dunny outside.” “The memories really paint a picture,” says Maryanne. “Olive’s parents slept in the bedroom, the three girls in the second bedroom and the four boys on the verandah. Every morning they had to walk to the bottom of the valley to bring up the cows. “None of the children ever owned shoes and Olive remembered standing in fresh cow pats as she herded the cows, to warm up her feet!”

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ViSiTED MARiSA Kliese’s Reesville naturopathic clinic and was captivated by her humble presence. We quickly established that each were born under the Aries star sign that aligned our independent, go-getter personalities. “i am one of six girls and definitely the weird one,” said Marisa better known to Hinterland Times readers as ‘A problem shared… with Marisa’. Born in Belgium to Polish Russian parents, Marisa has a strong memory of childhood and her senses that reached beyond the ordinary. She recalls her beginnings in Australia. “St Joseph’s, Kangaroo Point was where i started school. i hated it and couldn’t understand why we had to learn all this information which had no bearing on what i perceived as reality.” Marisa completed schooling to Junior certificate level before moving into the next phase of her life. “i was a dental nurse, a model, had the first all-woman real estate agency in Brisbane and a restaurant in the city. i did patchwork, fashion design…i did everything,” said Marisa. i was intrigued to know about her time as a photographic model. Married at 17, Marisa joined her husband in the real estate business. “There was a modelling agency down the hall from our

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office. One day the photographer said his model for a Sportsgirl shoot hadn’t turned up and asked if i would fill in. After that i made it into the Australian Women’s Weekly a few times.” During a tumultuous time in her life Marisa forged ahead in spite of personal challenges. “i opened a real estate agency in the early 70s because i wanted to do something different and offer opportunities to other women. Those i hired were ones who lacked confidence and needed opportunities to get back into the workforce. “i also bought a licensed restaurant in Edward Street in the 70s. A friend was in financial difficulty and asked if i would buy the restaurant from him for only the price of his debts. We built the restaurant up to where we had trouble seating people in the evening. “We couldn’t afford staff, so i asked my sister who was in High School if any of her friends wanted work experience.

They could eat all they wanted in exchange for their presence. “Lots of beautiful eager young angels happily came to work/play. A lot of the young people that were on broken shifts in the city also found a safe space there. The restaurant prospered.” Marisa says she was born clairvoyant. “As a little girl i saw future surgery and told my parents about organ transplants and doctors doing surgery on babies in the womb. i predicted earthquakes and weather changes because i felt the magnetic fields changing.” Health challenges plagued Marisa’s young years. “At the age of 16 i had an abundance of white blood cells. Leukemia was mentioned as a possibility although never confirmed. i was admitted to hospital and woke up with the priest giving me last rites. “in my early twenties i developed epilepsy. The seizures were severe and i was formally diagnosed with left temporal lobe epilepsy. it was like an electrical storm in my head. “Then came a moment of ‘knowing’. i was drinking black coffee and smoking a Black Russian cigarette when i knew i had manifested this condition in my consciousness. “This was a turning point. i learned how to calm the body and eat the right food. i never had another fit.” A massage course, meditation, involvement with Chenrezig Buddhist institute and a Kombi van propelled Marisa along the 70s healing path and into the 80s. A new marriage and daughter, Nirvana, was born. A blessing received from the Dali Lama and an appearance as guest clairvoyant on the Earle Bailey television show added to the blend of experiences. Marisa Kliese worked as a hands-on-healer, clairvoyant and spiritual counsellor. However, it was when she noticed a white fibre-like line in her baby’s eye that a new route presented. “i took my daughter to the doctor but was unable to get clarity. Someone suggested iridology which indicated it was related to the kidney. My baby had a kidney infection which we healed. From that point my husband and i began studying iridology, naturopathy and homeopathy. “We bought this property at Reesville about 27 years ago, living here part time in a caravan and part time in Brisbane. “We also had a clinic at Chermside but began to work from a shed on our property. Then we built the house and moved up here full time.” Over the years Marisa added to her qualifications: life coach, psychology,

counselling, hypnotherapy, nutrition. This accumulative knowledge plus an instinctive ‘knowing’ makes Marisa Kliese a unique practitioner. “When patients come in concerned about whatever is going on in their life, i remind them that they are part of the great field we call infinite Spirit. They are not alone. “While respecting and responding to their challenges, treatment needs to happen in a grounded way making use of all medical and alternative support available. it is important to work energetically, bringing body, mind and spirit together for real healing to occur. “Every thought, every emotion, is a powerful precursor to body chemistry. That creates an effect in our body and also how we relate to life experiences. “i think we have a lot of unlearning to do: blending knowledge and information with wisdom and intuition.” Marisa’s knowledge comes to the fore when clients seek counsel for matters of the heart. “i believe that every person is a good person. When people have lost connection with themselves and/or their partners, i help them to expand their awareness…move

out of their heads and reconnect with their hearts. Quite often as a result they see their reality differently.” Marisa Kliese is much more than a healing practitioner. Her unobtrusive manner and divine wisdom reminds me of the ancients: “Awareness is the key. Many people are in a state of amnesia. We aren’t just this two-arm, two-legged form. “We are an undulating, magnificent field of energy connected to something far greater that we can ever imagine. Awareness is not local. Our attention is local, our ‘beingness’ is everywhere.” Phone 07 5494 2627 for an appointment.

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THANK YOU... To all the wonderful pet carers & animal lovers. Have a safe & enjoyable Festive Season. Susan, Susie, Michelle, Janelle & Webster Remember to only feed your pets their own food and not give them any of your festive treats or left overs. Take care with unknown presents under the Christmas tree that may contain chocolate and other chewable presents. CHRISTMAS HOURS: CLOSED Sat 23rd- 26th December. OPEN 27th – 29th December. CLOSED Sat 30th -1st January. OPEN 2nd January

Emergency service call 5499 9077

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There have been a few rumours lately about RangeCare and our ability to serve our wonderful community. We wanted to let everyone know that RangeCare is:

Open for business

RangeCare is ready, willing and able to deliver services to all Home Care Package recipients. If you have a Home Care Package, the money you have been assigned as part of your package is exclusively yours to use for your care. RangeCare is your local Home Care Package specialist; we have a vested interest in the community within which we live and work and want to support the people of this region to live their best lives.

Serving our community more than ever

Each year, RangeCare receives a set amount of funding from the government to deliver in-home, respite and social support services to people along the Blackall Range. We work hard to make best use of this funding for our community’s benefit. As demand within our community grows, the way we use our funding to support people in the community has to adapt to ensure that we are supporting as many people as possible. Sometimes our funding in some service areas, such as domestic assistance and home maintenance, is stretched to the limit … that is only in a few of our service areas … not all our service areas.

Delivering above and beyond the government standards

RangeCare must comply with the standards set by government in the way it delivers services to clients. We consistently deliver services above and beyond what is required of government.

We are not alone

Every care provider has the same funding limitations imposed on them. If another provider has funding availability for services that we have stretched to the limit it is often because they do not have as much demand for that service in that area. We value this wonderful community that we have been serving for more than 30 years. We have always appreciated the community’s support and look forward to working together for many years to come. Warm regards

Jenny McCafferty CEO




Hinterland Accommodation Directory Montville, Flaxton & Mapleton

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The Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat • 5478 5000 National & international award-winning 4.5 star hosted accommodation. Airport transfers. Narrows Road; www.narrowsescape.com.au Montville Country Cabins • 5442 9484 396 Western Ave, Montville. Perfect for a relaxed & romantic escape. www.montvillecabins.com.au Secrets on the Lake • 5478 5888 Luxurious treehouse accommodation with spectacular views of Lake Baroon. Fireplaces, relaxing double spas, spoil someone special- perfect for your romantic getaway. Narrows Road, Montville. www.secretsonthelake.com.au


EVAN CHRiSTENSEN is a warm and affable man, known to many on the Range for his love of music and community. Residing in Flaxton, Bevan is an energetic 97 years old, and extremely entertaining to listen to, both in conversation and on his piano/organ. On November 25 he was awarded his decoration for 70 years membership of Freemasonry, an award which (logically) is not frequently achieved. Bevan served through World War ii, first in the Middle East, and later in New Guinea. He was one of 16 World War ii veterans selected by the Department of Veterans' Affairs to visit France and the United Kingdom to represent Australia at the 60th Anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe). John Watson, Master, Montville Lodge said, “He has been for more than 20 years organist for Freemasons Lodges from Tewantin to Caboolture, and in 2015 he was awarded the South East Queensland Cooktown Orchid Award (SEQCOA). “This award was given him in recognition of his widespread valued service to Freemasonry throughout the Sunshine Coast, and to recognise his equally valued service to the wider community beyond Freemasonry. “ in 2016 Bevan came up with the idea of ‘A Tribute to the Anzacs’ concert, a centenary commemorative project with the Mapleton RSL, performed by the Mapleton Choir and Friends. This concert was to demonstrate gratitude for all those who fought, but also to remember the role music has played lifting people’s’ spirits throughout the wars. John Watson added, “Bevan has been widely involved in organisation of and participation in musical events at local aged and other care facilities, including the Range


Luxury English Manor In Flaxton – Flaxton Gardens • 5445 7450 A magnificent three storey manor with English style gardens, swimming pool, pool table and gazebo. Sleeps 16 and is ideal for family getaways. Fully equipped for self-catering. Minimum 3 days stays.

Maleny Artisan Spa Views • 5494 4222 Bed & Breakfast suites & self-contained penthouse. 475 Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Witta, Maleny www.artisanspaviews.com.au Hotel Maleny • 5494 2013 Overnight classic pub style accommodation in the heart of town. Offering several types of rooms to suit your needs. Fully self contained luxurious 4 bedroom house which sleeps up to 12 people also available. www.malenyhotel.com.au

Right Worshipful Brother Bevan Christensen is congratulated by Howard Dempsey on 70 years with his presentation at Mooloolah Masonic Lodge of a Masonic Jewel

Care Cottage (Flaxton), and his service to Montville Village and it's surrounding district was recognised in 2014 with the (inaugural) Lifetime Award for such service by the Montville Village Association.” in 1948, Bevan married Val, a nurse and an accomplished pianist. After many years in Brisbane, where they had three daughters, they moved to Flaxton. “Bevan has been a long-term member of Probus 90 Club of Nambour, and was President in 1998,” John said. “And in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours Bevan was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).” it is good to see someone recognised for their positive impact in the community. Bevan, however, come from a family where participating was standard practice, so one just knows he would do it from the heart, accolades or not.

Maleny Terrace Cottages • 5435 2569 Boutique accommodation, beautiful rainforest gardens, pool, wedding gazebo with views. Walk to The Terrace Seafood Restaurant. Perfect getaway for couples,1 night stays available. www.malenyterracecottages.com.au Maleny Tropical Retreat B&B • 5435 2113 540 Maleny-Montville Road. Offers something different from the traditional Bed & Breakfast accommodation. www.malenytropicalretreat.com Spicers Tamarind Retreat • 5420 5420 Wake up to the gentle sounds of the rainforest in one of the most romantic and unique places in Australia. www.spicerstamarindretreat.com

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Champagne and gingerbread! What are your favourite Christmas foods? We have workshops for young foodies and the over 18s...

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OH LA LA. French Champagne in time for Christmas! This year we are looking at the youngest Champagne House in FranceChampagne Brimoncourt. "Champagne Brimoncourt embodies a forgotten ideal in Champagne; something special, whimsical, imaginative, carefree yet indulgent. Alexandre Cornot has created both a superb cellar of wines, and also a brand that embodies something vital, alive and new. " And let’s not forget Champagne Vollereaux. "Champagne Vollereaux was established in Pierry and Moussy in 1805 by Victor Vollereaux. He achieved his first vintage in 1923 offering his production to

a circle of friends and relations. “Today, Champagne Vollereaux is owned and managed by sixth generation, Franck Vollereaux, who with the help of previous generations has established a prestigious, high quality Champagne business in the heart of the Champagne region of France." Come and sample some of the best that Champagne has to offer on Tuesday December 12, 7pm at Finbars of Maleny. $40/person, pre-booked or $60 on the night. Limited numbers so book early. RSVP: with any dietary requirements either in store, by phone: 54942499, email: maleny@purplepalate.com, or online: http://selz.co/VJikBThTm

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Foodies can learn all sorts of skills ready for Christmas!

iNTERLAND HARVEST MARKET have Christmas workshops for kids, and one sure to tickle the tastebuds is by the Buderim Cookie Co.! Decorate your own gingerbread angel, tree or Santa and more for $5 every Saturday, starting on December 2 with mini gingerbread houses. December 9 is the time to decorate log cabin houses,

December 16, you start the building of the mansion, and on December 23 it is the raffle of the Christmas mansion. Plus, a fabulous selections of overproof bundy rum balls, and homemade Scottish shortbread.





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Celebrate New Year's Eve at... Witta General Store it's happening! We're excited to announce that we have the super talented Andino Magician performing here on New year's Eve. you won't want to miss this spectacular evening on Sunday December 31! The Rock'n'Roll theme party costs $60 per person for a three-course dinner with entertainment (drinks are not included), and dinner starts at 7pm. There will also be prizes for Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Male and Female, and Best Dancing Couple. The NyE countdown begins at 10pm (WST: Witta Standard Time!). Booking essential, limited availability, so to avoid disappointment, call (07) 5494 4411.

Belli Old Time Dance Come one, come all to the New year’s Eve Old Time Dance on Sunday December 31 at the Belli Community Hall starting at 7.30pm. Great Old Time Dance music, played by Sunshine Swing Band, a delicious supper, raffles, lucky door and lucky spots. Entry fee $14 adults, $5 high school students and children free. This is an alcohol-free event. The Belli Hall is situated at 1170 Kenilworth Road, Belli Park. Find us on the Belli Community Hall Facebook page. Come join us, we’d love to see you.

Woodford Folk Festival The Woodford Folk Festival, an event of international standing, is held annually over six days and six nights from Dec 27 through to January 1. More than 2000 performers and 438 events are programmed. Featuring local, national and international guests. This year will be the 31st Woodford Folk Festival and the 23rd held at Woodfordia. The festival programme features concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events including a spectacular fire event.



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A Comprehensive guide to eating out



Indulge Your Senses To Imbil & Gympie To Eumundi & Noosa

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



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Daawat Indian Restaurant

Hotel Maleny

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

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

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

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


Concept Coffee

Spicers Tamarind

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

Address Phone Web OPEN

88 Obi Lane South MALENY 07 5420 5420 spicerstamarindretreat.com Breakfast: 7 days 7.30am - 10am Lunch: Fri to Sun from 12pm Dinner: Tue to Sun from 5pm Gourmet Breakfast, A la Carte modern Thai & Asian Cuisine, Jazz in the Forest 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month. Cooking Classes available Saturdays. Be inspired with a choice of Italian, French or Thai. Bookings essential.






Cappriccio’s Italian Restaurant

Lumbini Nepalese Restaurant

The Garden Maleny

Husk and Honey

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

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

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

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

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

34 Mountain View Rd MALENY 07 5499 9928 thegardenmaleny.com.au Mon to Fri: 9.00am – 4.00pm Sat & Sun: 8.00am – 4.00pm

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

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







Maleny Food Co.

The Orangery Maleny

The Terrace Seafood Restaurant

Indian Palace

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 10 Mountain View Road, Mary Cairncross corner MALENY Phone 07 5435 2545 Web theorangerymaleny.com.au OPEN Mon - Fri from 9am, Sat/Sun from 8am Dinner only: Fri & Sat From 5.30pm Imagine sipping champagne with a leisurely meal or afternoon tea on our long verandas, gazing at the glorious Sunshine Coastline. Light meals to a la carte, tapas, weddings, functions, high teas. A wide range of freshly baked gluten free goodies.

Address Cnr Maleny-Landsborough Rd & Mountain View Rd MALENY Phone 07 5494 3700 Web terraceofmaleny.com.au OPEN Open 7 days. Lunch: from 12pm, Dinner options from 5.30pm An award winning restaurant with expansive coastal views, specialising in seafood platters using ocean fresh Mooloolaba seafood & locally sourced produce. A special occasion’s destination offering a la carte, fine dining, functions & Christmas parties.

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

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

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

Breakfast - Lunch - Coffee - Cake

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

Dine ~ Shop ~ Relax 207 Narrows Road, Montville Ph 5478 5888 www.secretsonthelake.com.au

Celebrate an Early Christmas all through December at Secrets Cafe Fresh, Festive Lunch Specials created by our Chef

In The Garden Haus Gallery Artist of the month Trudy Brooks

Pre Christmas Sale

At 25% SHOP least OFF STOCK (Conditions apply)


34 Mountain View Road, MALENY | 5499 9928 | Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm | Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm | FREE WIFI

Relax on our stunning deck Coffee & cake - Great Wine List Bookings recommended Groups welcome Gift Vouchers for Treehouses or Cafe - the perfect present Great Gift Ideas in our Secrets Gallery - Come On In! HINTERLAND TIMES – DECEMBER 2017





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

207 Narrows Rd MONTVILLE 07 5478 5888 secretscafemontville.com.au Tue to Sun: 8.30am – 4.00pm

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



Elements at Montville

Mayfield Patisserie & Chocolates

Le Relais Bressan

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 127 Main Street MONTVILLE

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

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

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


07 5478 5999


Daily: 9.30am – 4.00pm

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

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






Montville Gourmet Pizzeria

Flame Hill Vineyard

Fishtales Café

Flaxton Gardens

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





The Edge Restaurant

Montville Café Bar Grill

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

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

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

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


Witta General Store

Flaxton Barn

Licensed Cafe and functions Address Phone Web OPEN

466 Maleny Kenilworth Road WITTA 07 5494 4411 wittageneralstore.com 7 days: 6.30am - 8:00pm

Serving all day breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, lunch, sunset drinks and dinner. $15 light meals available all day.

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

Getting together with friends this month? Pre Christmas Gatherings, book your lunch on the Deck at Flaxton Barn. With garden & range views, relaxing & private the deck seats up to 35 people. Special Festive Season menu starts 1 December.



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$29 2 Course Set Menu $35 3 Course Set Menu o $25 Last Friday of each month Special meal & dessert er (di ert (dinner i only) l ) Express Lunch Menu available (Dine in)


HE QUEENSLAND STyLE Hotel Maleny provides a welcoming and historic presence to the township. its by-line is ‘Heart of the Hinterland’. it is a heart that supports its community in ways that often go unnoticed. i spoke with hotel manager Tric Johnstone. “We sponsor local netball teams, also men’s and women’s soccer. Each year Hotel Maleny donates a trophy to Muscle on the Mountain, an event that raises funds and awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.” Tric talked about caring for the community in particular, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. “They do great work for people experiencing hardship. Our hotel provides financial aid, runs raffles and has assisted with crisis accommodation. “We have supported Maleny Music Festival and enjoy a good rapport with our neighbours the Cricket Club, providing sponsorship for special events like their family day.” Maleny Golf Club’s inaugural PGA Legends Pro-Am is to be held on December 16. Hotel Maleny is a major sponsor. This multifunctional venue offers dining, accommodation, entertainment and caters for functions, also introducing Trivia Nights on the third Thursday of each month, 6.30pm for 7pm start, and Michelle Brown, Sunshine Coast blues singer, 1-4pm on the first Sunday of the month. it welcomes local groups such as the Rotary Club, which has been meeting there for many years. The latest addition to the hotel’s staff is multi-award-winning chef Andrew Strange. i look forward to this dining experience. in supporting Hotel Maleny, you support your community. http://www.malenyhotel.com.au/



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RESERVE YOUR TABLE TODAY! OPEN LUNCH: WED - MON DINNER: WED - SUN CLOSED MON NIGHT & ALL TUESDAY 344 FLAXTON DRIVE, FLAXTON Wait staff Jenna Kent and Maddie Cole, executive chef Andrew Strange and manager Tric Johnstone from Hotel Maleny


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DAY GUE S T S W EL COME From the award-winning modern Asian menu at The Tamarind restaurant, to the revitalising treatments of Spa Anise day spa, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is a place to nourish both body and soul.

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



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An easement is the right to use another person’s land for a stated purpose. It can involve a general or specific portion of the property. An example of where an easement can benefit a property is where John owns a tract of land that borders the a national park which is a popular area for bushwalking and fishing. Mary lives next door to John , but her land does not adjoin the national park. To avoid trespassing, she must access the national park by walking or driving to a public entry point. Instead, John grants Mary an easement allowing present and future owners of Mary’s property to cross John’s land to access the national park. How does an easement effect the person who grants it? The landowner who grants an easement usually cannot build structures within an easement area or use fencing that would hinder access. Other activities might also be prohibited. It is therefore important that before you a purchase property you know where all easements are located and what restrictions are associated with them. Easements can affect property values – consider these examples: • Several easements on one lot of land might seriously limit the choice of building sites. • High tension power lines running through an easement near an otherwise great building site can be unsightly. Resale values may be affected since many people feel that living too close to power lines is a health risk. • Buyers may simply not like the idea that others have a right to use the land in some way.

Pupils maypole dancing at the Maleny State School Golden Jubilee celebrations, Maleny 1963. Courtesy Picture Sunshine Coast. Colour treatment added.

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E HAVE THE Vintage Calendar Girls, Rotary’s beautiful images and or add of history to add to your walls each month. Calendars are for everyone - and the iconic images captured in council’s 2018 heritage calendar include Golden Jubilee celebrations at Maleny State School and people climbing Mt Tibrogargan. Mayor Jamieson said the 2018 heritage calendar celebrated the relaxed lifestyle that has been enjoyed by Sunshine Coast locals and visitors for decades. “The calendar is sure to be a precious keepsake as it captures the essence of life here on our Sunshine Coast and our love of the great outdoors,” Mayor Jamieson said. “From the 1930s to the 1980s, the calendar takes us on a wonderful journey through the past including the Miss Maroochy boat taking passengers on a cruise along Maroochy River and the 1966 Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club boat crew.

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“This year, it showcases photos drawn from the private collections of five locals - winners of the heritage calendar photo competition - and council’s own Picture Sunshine Coast collection, which can be accessed by the community via our libraries. “i would like to thank the competition winners - Dorothy Robinson-McKay, Dale Alsop, Janet Gresham, Blair McNamara and Geoffrey Glanville - for sharing their great photos for all the community to enjoy.” Copies of the Playtime: celebrating leisure, sport and recreation 2018 cultural heritage calendar will be available for purchase from council’s library branches and Customer Service Centres for only $6. The annual Sunshine Coast Council Heritage Calendar is produced to celebrate and showcase the unique cultural heritage of our region. it is proudly supported by council’s Cultural Heritage Levy. https://www.facebook.com/Vintagecalendargirls/

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Locals Steven (Green Energy Electrical) and Kate Pilcher (ex-Salt magazine owner and owner of Globetrotting), are launching their boutique estate, Maroo Pocket. This one-of-a-kind development situated in the pea-green hills of Dulong, perfectly sandwiched between Mapleton and Nambour. “We love where we live,” says Kate Pilcher. “We can be riding horses along secluded bush tracks in Mapleton and by the afternoon eating fish and chips at Mudjimba. Every need, want and desire for a growing family is within a twenty minute drive.” With lot sizes’ ranging from one to three acres, each block has it’s own X-factor, whether it be useable land fringed by the translucent Platypus Creek, to elevated blocks that peer down on the surrounding Dulong Valley.


Above: Locals Kate and Steven Pilcher and their growing family launch a new estate The Dulong lots sprawl over the valley - complete with a creek!

Where you live

“i love the flexibility that each lot offers,” says Kate. “Space to build a home while being completely immersed in nature, a place where children can climb trees, build cubby houses and grow vegetables in their own backyard.” With monolithic fig trees, swathes of green grass and the charming Platypus Creek that skirts the estate - it’s hard not to fall in love with

this hidden valley. Lot prices start at $325,000, so make a beeline to the launch on Saturday, December 2, between 10am and noon, 198 – 218 Dulong Road, Dulong. For more information, contact Roger Loughnan Real Estate on 5478 5288 or visit www.rlre.com.au

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Landen and Riley from St John's Nambour invite gamers 14-17 years to their holiday event, "The Player"

for December… Free library events Activity Day Word finds, puzzles and colour-ins to keep you entertained, December 11 and 18. Activity suitable for all ages. Free. No bookings required. On from 9am-5.30pm at Beerwah, Nambour and Maleny and 2pm-5pm Kenilworth.

SRC Station Create your own SRC mascot, board game or anything you want! Activity suitable for ages 2+. Free. No bookings required. Maleny December 12, 9.30am-11am, Kenilworth December 13 and January 3, 2pm-3.30pm, Nambour December 14 and January 3, 9.30am-11am, and Beerwah December 20, 10am-11am.

Watch golf legends Amateurs playing in next month’s inaugural Live Life Communities Maleny Grove PGA Legends ProAm at Maleny Golf Club will have an opportunity to win a Kia Picanto, valued at $16,000, by scoring a Hole-in-One on the signature 3rd hole. On December 16, see former Major Championship winners Wayne Grady (US PGA), ian Baker-Finch (The Open) along with Australian golfing legends such as Rodger Davis, Peter Fowler, Michael Harwood, Michael Clayton and Peter Senior, all feature regularly on the tour. The professionals will play in both morning and afternoon fields and accompany about 50 amateurs, with shotgun starts scheduled for 7.30am and 12.30pm. The event will showcase Maleny Golf Club’s challenging new links-style, 9-hole layout designed by renowned golf course architect Graham Papworth, with an additional three of the second 9 holes in Stage 2 expected to be in play early in 2018. There is no admission cost for spectators and the course offers some excellent elevated vantage points from which to sit and follow the progress of the players from hole to hole.



An eSports tournament Landan, and his friend Riley have been working on a charity project for SunnyKids - a school holiday event for kids aged 14-17. in year 9 and 10 at St John's respectively, they love console games and want to create a social activity and are are excited to announce a unique opportunity for local gamers 14-17 to fight it out to become 'The Player'. The first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, this eSports tournament event entitled "The Player" will be held at The Hive Business Space in Maroochydore these school holidays, from 10am on December 16. This community event will see teens entertained, battling for bragging rights and, of course, winning some awesome prizes! https://www.facebook.com/theplayeresports/

Big Games Lifesize games for the whole family to enjoy. Activity suitable for ages 5+. Free, and no bookings required. Nambour December 12, 9.30am-11am, Maleny December 13, 9.30am-11am. Call 5475 8989 to find out more.

Wing It! if you are looking for inspiring and crafty activities this summer holidays, then come along to Wing it!, a children’s workshop series all about birds, from December 12 - January 19. Wing it! brings together local and visiting artists to set children’s imaginations soaring. From weaving, carving, paint and print, to sound recording, sculpture and story, this holiday program has something to delight and inspire everyone. Wing it! is in December at the treasured, yet tucked-away, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens in Tanawha and in January at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny.

December 12 – Lorikeet Christmas Cards Join Cheryl Nonmus from Paintbox to create one-of-a-kind Christmas cards. Children will have a wonderful time studying the beautiful shape and colours of the rainbow lorikeet. Using watercolours, participants will complete numerous awesome hand-crafted cards which everyone will adore. Age 5 - 8: 9.30 - 11am Age 9 -12+: 12noon - 1.30pm

bDifferent Dance Academy offers Maleny locals a dance workshop on December 14

Dance workshop Fresh on the heels of their sellout annual show Hedwig's House of Spells & Swans, bDifferent Dance Academy offers Maleny locals some school holiday fun with a dance workshop on Thursday 14 December from 9 - 3pm at the bDifferent Dance studio, 23 Coral Street, Maleny. Back by popular demand, the workshop features most dance styles (including Kinda ballet / jazz, contemporary, tap and musical theatre, break / hip hop, plus a special ballet repertoire session) taught by bDifferent's past and current much-loved teachers. it is excellent value and suitable for preschool age children and six years through to 17 years. For all the details, email admin@bdifferentdance.com.au

December 13 – Weave a Birds’ Nest

Thursday 14 – Stomp! Let’s Make Tracks

Create a woven bird’s nest with Kris Martin from Artisean. Using Cat’s Claw vine (an infamous weed), participants will learn weaving techniques to make nests inspired by the Rufous Fantail, the Superb Blue Wren and the Scarlet Honeyeater. Children will then layer their nests with paperbark, picabeen, string, feathers and assorted natural fibres to create stunning take-home creations. Age 6 - 15: 9.30 - 11am or 12noon - 1.30pm

Different environments call for different footwear. Come and learn about how some of the Sunshine Coast’s birds differ when it comes to their shoe styles. This workshop is led by local artist Wrenna Hubbard and promises to be crafty, messy and get you stomping. Children will transform a pair of their own rubber soled summer shoes (thongs, flip flops or crocs) into wild, bird stompers. Stomp in wet paint to make a bird track print, or leave tracks in the sand next time you visit the beach!

Please note: Shoes will be permanently altered and may get stained with paint. Age 5 - 12+: 9 - 10.30am Age 5 - 12+: 11.30am - 1pm The Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha. Registration is essential: https://events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/



Community News Community News Community News Maleny drives the Paper Bag Project

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OCAL SOMAR XAViER, is bringing a new initiative to Maleny. “We know that plastic bags are harmful to our ecosystems and linger for generations in landfill, so we have created a solution The Paper Bag Project, which recycles newspaper into carry bags and reduces waste. “Better still, the production of these handmade bags provides a source of income for rural villagers in india and the proceeds of their sale feeds, shelters and educates 53 homeless children.� This work is undertaken by a charitable organisation north of Delhi, india, with the bags predominantly made locally by rural village women, who are in charge of the quantity they produce. “This decentralised production supports village and family life,� explains Somar. The Paper Bag Project also aims to offer community support, and raise awareness and funds for those with mental health issues, and their carers, in our society. “We are a registered, not-for-profit organisation with charity status. All members are volunteers, and we would love your support.� For more information or to place an order visit: www.paperbagproject.org.au

USTRALiA DAy on the Maleny Showgrounds means food, family and fun – and best of all, it’s all free. That’s right - there is absolutely no cost or fees for any community group to get involved. it’s also free for families to attend, and HT is proud to sponsor it! With up to 60 community groups already planning their displays and activities, organisers say there is surely going to be something of interest for families to do on the day, from a variety of sports to arts and crafts and everything in between! Car displays, woodworking, landcare, the morning promises variety on a large scale. your group hasn’t booked a spot yet for January 26? is your group keen to show off to Range residents what you are good at? Here is your chance - and there’s still time. All incorporated and community groups are invited to join in. The closing date to book a spot on the Dave Hankinson Oval for all community groups is Friday December 8. All you need do is email Aussie Expo Chairman Rick Vickers at hinterlandaussieday@gmail.com to obtain a registration form and info pack.



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EMEMBER HOW A zipline was sought for Kondalilla? Well, now we have one planned for the coast. Australia’s largest high ropes course and zipline course would be designed to fit the natural topography of the Big Pineapple site. TreeTop Challenge General Manager, David Taylor, said, “you could walk 20 metres past this low impact activity and not even realise it’s there.� Mr Taylor said the unique activity, suitable for people of all ages, could cater up to 200 visitors at a time and will offer around 120 different challenges within the trees. “The course is as good as the environment, and the section of forest at the Big Pineapple where we are planning to locate is among some of the most suited to our style of adventure on the Coast. People may remember some of this forest when touring on the nutmobile, years ago.� if approved, Mr Taylor said he would spend between six and eight months on the Sunshine Coast building the course with a team of six construction experts.

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AVE yOU EVER wondered what is happening in the garden behind the Maple St Co-op shop? Named the Children's Festival Community Garden in August 2012, this place allowed us to come together to play, learn, share and co-create. Art and garden design have been integrated to provide local artists and children with space to express their talents and leave a creative gift to the community. Art in the garden reminds us all that not only our bodies need nourishing food, but also our souls and minds. The garden is open for all to enjoy and revive, and contribute to its harmony in a gentle, caring and creative way. Less than a year ago, the garden attracted a few new people who have since committed themselves to work on the Maleny Co-op Community Garden vision, bringing in fresh ideas and finding ways to improve the existing garden structure. Now supported by the Sunshine Coast Council Grants Program, the financial means is in place to purchase gardening equipment and more raised garden beds, to make the whole experience easier and more productive for all. The garden will hopefully become a learning space for different community groups, so the building of the essential weather shelter is on the way, with the significant financial support of the landlord, ian McDonald. The vision is one of gardening, art, craft and music workshops taking place amongst many other creative possibilities, especially for homeschooled kids. One of the gardeners, Derek James Butterfield, is bringing to the garden a profound understanding and practical knowledge about how to restore soil health to allow the Mycorrhiza fungi to thrive. Garden Project manager, Sammy Ringer, is excited that

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ArK A DATe in your diary for Sunday 10 December when our colourful artists Kendall and Brydie will make a special appearance in the Gallery between 11.00am and 1.00pm.

Art is helping fund the next project of a play area at Maleny Co-op Community Garden

CHASM (Compassionate Housing Alternative Solutions Maleny) may incorporate a tiny display house in the garden, an affordable alternative home for those who find the average rental prices too high. Local native plant nursery "Forest Heart" and Barung Landcare will be providing a range of native plants to enhance the garden space to attract native wildlife. Artist, Laura Vecmane, is currently working on a mosaic owl sculpture project under the mentorship of local mosaic artist Brett Campbell, supported by Arts Queensland. A priority is to recreate the kids’ play area/sandpit. The previously used wooden logs have served their purpose, so longer-lasting stone boulders will be a wise investment and fun attraction for kids. The Community Garden needs to raise $550 for this cause. Laura will be having an art exhibition from December 8 called “Garden & Art” where 25% of each sold artwork will be donated towards the restoration of the kids’ play area in the community garden. The Community Garden welcomes volunteers, innovative ideas, and practical and financial donations. There is constant ongoing weed management in progress that anyone can help with. Find out more - follow Maleny Co-op Community Garden Facebook page or contact Sammy: 0498 313 068.

This talented mother and daughter duo will be available to share their inspiration and answer questions. if you are not familiar with their work, be prepared to be amazed at the vibrancy and stunning colours they both inject into their work. Both artists are also our Artists of the Month for December, and we will have their newest works in a featured display throughout the month. A growing trend with the Gallery is personalised commissioned works, and both Kendall and Brydie are happy to undertake special requests. Come in and speak to them or our helpful gallery staff about your art requirements. Kendall has an extensive list of successful exhibitions with collectors of her paintings scattered around the globe. As Kendall says, people buy her paintings because they have a feelgood factor, and make them feel happy and alive! if you are considering buying art for Christmas presents, we have an informative article on our website to help you in your decision-making process – artwork is a memorable gift, and an amazing way to show someone how much they mean to you!


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The Last Girl


The Murderer’s Ape

By Nadia Murad

By Andy Weir

by Jakob Wegelius

A raw, terrifying account of religious genocide and life in captivity under the islamic State by a young yazidi woman who survived it. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village in northern iraq. A member of the yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. in 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing the men who refused to convert to islam and the women too old to become sex slaves. Today, Nadia's story has forced the world to pay attention to the ongoing genocide in iraq. it is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war. A devastating yet ultimately inspiring memoir.

At first it was about the money, then it was about the control. Now it’s about survival… From the bestselling author of ‘The Martian’ comes this irresistible near-future adventure. Jazz is a small time criminal, subsidising her low salary as a porter on the moon with a bit of smuggled contraband. Problem is, it’s never enough. When she is offered the chance to get rich quick she jumps at it. With potential gang-infiltration threatening to disrupt the tranquillity of her home, Jazz's get-quick-rich plans are overturned, and she must sacrifice everything if she ever hopes to return her home to its former idyllic glory. Artemis could have been overwhelmed by the political and scientific explanations that feature throughout. it was Jazz's dialogue that lightened the tone and alleviated the sometimes dense descriptions. These two elements worked well together to make this a fast-paced and action-packed sci-fi, yet also a believable and authentic narrative.

Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she’s an extraordinary individual. in overalls or in a maharaja’s turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A job they are offered pays big bucks, but the deal ends badly, and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder. For Sally Jones this is the start of a harrowing quest for survival and to clear the Chief's name. Powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their secrets. A captivating story about dark truths and heinous crimes as well as unexpected friendships, with detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout. Perfect for fans of mystery and detective.





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430 Hunsley Road, COOLABINE (Obi Valley) Ph: 5472 3996 cedarcreations.com.au OPEN Most Weekends: 10:00 - 4:00


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Our gallery is open to the public most weekends. We are located in the beautiful Obi Valley, half way between Mapleton & Kenilworth. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Whether it’s the climate, the sweeping views, the atmospheric ‘villages’ dotted about or the people – this is a special, creative place. Artistic talent can be seen virtually everywhere you look. From ‘Strangler Cairn,’ Andy Goldsworthy’s huge egg sculpture in Conondale National Park, to the wealth of art galleries, local markets and viewings in artists’ personal studios. To help you on your journey of artistic discovery, the hinterland has its own Gallery Trail. Enjoy contemporary art, antiques, photography, sculpture, glass art, quilting, papermaking, jewellery, Aboriginal art, pottery, wood craft, watercolours and oils...the list goes

Upcoming Exhibitions Reflection Gallery A New Day Dawning Until December 31

or budget. If you would like to see pieces by nationally and internationally recognised artists, whilst also savouring the work of local talented artists, this could be the perfect answer. It has been said that the hinterland is the Soul of the Sunshine Coast - once you take the Gallery Trail, you will probably agree.

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

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

The Garden Haus Gallery Artist of the month: Trudy Brooks Until December 31 Montville Art Gallery Artists of the month: Kendall & Brydie Perkins-Brakels Until December 31 Meet the Artists: 11am to 1pm, December 10

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This gallery is worth a visit just to see the creative work on display, but it makes a point of drawing attention to the values, attitudes, beliefs and cultural background of the artists involved.

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

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Feature Artist is ceramicist Belinda Stanton whose work centres on the idea of living with a sense of internal well-being and harmony.

OPEN STUDIO TRAILS On the last weekend of every month, artists open their doors to the public and show you inside the workings of their arts practices! See the website for details and map. SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE A contemporary 3D exhibition held at Spicers Tamarind Retreat.


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


Come and escape to the lush hills and breathe in the fresh energy of Tina Cooper’s vibrant hand blown glass art!

Montville Art Gallery

Illume Creations has the largest, most extensive range of this Montville hot glass artist’s work.

138 Main Street MONTVILLE Ph: 5442 9211 montvilleartgallery.com.au

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

LAURISHA JEWELLERY Water Wheel 180 Main Street MONTVILLE Ph: 5478 5771

Located at the iconic water wheel in Montville, Laurisha Jewellery showcases extraordinary designs by owner / jeweller Ishkhan Kojayan as well as local jewellery artisans and jewellers from around Australia.

Chiyogami Designs

Specialising in Japanese origami papers and AMAZING washi tape.

Shop1, 1 Post Office Road MAPLETON

Choose from our extensive range from our Wonderful Wall of Washi which is a sight to behold, plus discover exquisite work by local artists, handcrafted jewellery, cards, soaps and more.

Ph: 0419 775 728 chiyogamidesigns.com OPEN Hours for DECEMBER Thurs - Sun: 10:00 - 3:30

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




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

9 Secrets on the Lake Art Gallery 207 Narrows Road MONTVILLE


Ph: 5478 5888 secretsonthelake.com.au

OPEN 7 Days: 10:00 - 4:00

OPEN Tue - Sun: 9:00 - 4:00

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

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

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

10 Holden’s Gallery 38b Coral Street

(Corner Coral & Myrtle Streets)

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

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

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

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




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The Garden Haus Gallery

Wander down the garden path through The Gardens nursery to discover ‘The Garden LOCATED AT Haus Gallery’ exhibiting The Garden Maleny local artists changing 34 Mountain View Rd regularly. MALENY Ask us about our PH: 5499 9928 upcoming art thegardenmaleny.com.au workshops. OPEN Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 4:00 Sat & Sun: 8:00 - 4:00

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Artists of the Month for December: Kendall & Brydie Perkins-Brakels

Meet Kendall and Brydie at the gallery on Sunday 10 December 11.00am to 1.00pm

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C R E AT I V E C U T S Finbars bring Lee Hardisty

Coming Up at Reflection Gallery

Sam Shepherd LIVE at Finbars

When the members of the Montville Uniting Church set up the Reflection Gallery in Main Street this year, it was with the intention of providing a venue where Christian artists could express themselves through art. Throughout December this is being done from 10am3pm, in conjunction with their annual Christmas display; the theme this year being With the Birth of Jesus a New Day Dawned. A series of beautiful, digitally enhanced sunrise photographs by Ric Todhunter reinforces the theme. The sub-title for the gallery is, Reflecting faith’s experience, and during January, Ron Potter will present reflections on his faith experience, in both poetry and paint.

Lee has been touring the world with music for the past 15 years. His music is honest and lovingly heartfelt, focussed around his great love of his wife, his daughters, his garden and his community. His main instruments include saxophones, guitars, ukuleles, flute, tin whistle, recorders, kalimba, and keys. He has also begun to discover the banjo... Come and see this acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, December 8 from 7pm at Finbars.

Solstice Roots at Crystal Waters

Festival of the Smalls Halls is here The Festival of Small Halls summer tour will start in Wyreema and reach Kandanga Public Hall on December 13, Woodford Memorial Hall December 15, and and finish in Eudlo on December 17. Liz Stringer is one of Australia’s most respected songwriters and performers and this tour is all about the inspiration she finds on the road. Vance Gilbert has an ongoing commitment to traditional folk storytelling, yet remains true to his jazz roots. He can count opening for soul legend Aretha Franklin among his many achievements. Buy your tickets today: www.festivalofsmallhalls.com

Maleny's awarded young jazz-blues singer/guitarist, Sam Shepherd, started playing guitar at the ripe old age of five. After hearing the applause Sam was hooked. years spent busking at markets enabled him to hone his craft and save for his first handmade guitar. in 2009 Sam graduated from Griffith University with a ‘Bachelor of Popular Music’. Since then he has worked and performed with some of the best musicians in the country, such as guitar virtuoso Michael Fix and ian Perez (Wolfmother). in 2013 Sam was the opening act for Diesel on the Sunshine Coast. See Sam at Finbars 6.30 - 9.30pm, Friday December 1.


Spirituality, ecology, arts and education Solstice Roots is a community fundraiser gig on December 22, that aims to showcase some of the best alternative, underground roots music in a regional, all ages Sunny Coast event. This year we have three bands and two DJ's performing DUB ZOO (pictured, Sunshine Coast), the imprints (Melb/Byron), Dosed, pictured, (Maleny) and DJ's Jesswah and Gypsy Fingerz. SR17 is a fundraiser for Crystal Waters Co-operative, a not-for-profit organisation. The entry fee is just $15. There will be food, a bar, cake and chai, and camping is available.

Kaleidoscope Spiritual Film Festival will be held on Sunday December 10, between 11am to 7pm at Lift Gallery, Maleny. Especially intended for those who may be new to the area, or looking for companionship around the holiday period, and indeed anyone who enjoys seeing inspirational cinema. your heartfelt donation provides you with all-day access and helps support Lift Gallery. Highlights include Ram Dass, Jim Carrey, Buddha, yogananada, Madame Blavatsky, and more. Tickets are available at the Maleny Visitor information Centre or online - program and bookings http://bit.ly/k10dec17 30


Activities for Sunshine 60 and Better Group inc Nambour are held at Civic Way Nambour and include Mah Jong and Ageless Grace on Monday, cards on Tuesday, craft on Thursday and cards and Mah Jong on Friday. There is also a special Nostalgia Seniors Art Exhibition happening December 8 - 22 at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Maple St., Cooroy. Free participative workshops Tuesday to Friday at 10.30am to 12 noon. Free entry but bookings essential. For more information, phone 5444 5833 email admin@sun60.com.au or visit our website www.sunshine60.org.au and now you can follow us on Facebook too.

A free Christmas concert Maleny Singers, Maleny Rotary Club and the Maleny RSL invite you to a Christmas Concert, 6.30pm Friday December 8, at the RSL Hall. Join them to celebrate the start of the Christmas season, singing along to popular festive hits and carols you know. Free entry. There will be a request for donations during the event in favour of the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre.

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Village green exhibition Experience plenty of art at St. Mary’s Hall in Montville on the village green, from Tuesday December 26, 2017, to Thursday January 18, 2018. Open daily from 9.30am to 4pm. Visitors will see a wide variety of styles and techniques from local artists, who invite you to enjoy our display of paintings in acrylic, oils, pastels and watercolour together with a wide range of greeting cards featuring our artists’ original work. Entry is free and all commissions and donations go towards maintaining the historic hall.

‘Meet The Artists’

Performance arts lovers!

Trudy Brooks at the Garden

Maleny Arts Council invites you to a Christmas party to launch their 2018 season program. Come to the launch on The Deck, Maleny Community Centre, Sunday December 3, 4-6pm. Complementary Christmas fare, drinks from the bar and good company. They want your feedback on past and future shows and there will be prizes. you might also like to join MAC. For a low annual fee, you will get advance notice for all the shows and concessions on ticket prices. And you will be supporting the best in professional drama and music, at your local venue.

Outspoken presents

Montville Gallery invite you to visit on Sunday December 10, for a special appearance from 11am to 1pm for Kendall and Brydie, their artists for the month. This talented mother and daughter duo will be available to share their inspiration and answer questions. Enjoy the vibrancy and stunning colours they both inject into their work. Original art makes a special gift for people of all ages, and it is never too early to encourage an appreciation of art. your gift could be the beginning of a wonderful collection! For some great tips on buying art for presents visit: http://www.montvilleartgallery.com.au/tips-forbuying-art-as-a-gift/#more-1600

Gareth Evans AC was a representative for the Australian Labor Party in both the Senate and the House of Representatives for 21 years. After leaving politics he became President and CEO of the international Crisis Group, and has been both the Chancellor of the Australian National University and the coChair of the international advisory organisation The Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Outspoken is very pleased to welcome him to Maleny for a conversation with Steven Lang about his memoir, Incorrigible Optimist, at the Maleny Community Centre, Sunday December 10, 5.15 for 6pm. Tickets: $20, $15 for students. www.outspokenmaleny.com

Films aplenty

Would you like to be ‘untethered’?

Certain Women screens December 16 from 7.15 pm, after a delicious dinner catered for by Lumbini. The usual bar, tea, coffee and slices are available at the Maleny Community Centre. Based upon short stories by Maile Meloy, this film focuses discretely, but unblinkingly, on potential turning points in the separate but intersecting lives of four women in Montana, USA. The Australian Film Festival, runs from January 27-29, and the Maleny Film Society has a remarkable line-up: Australia Day, Three Summers, Ali’s Wedding; as well as a real coup, Ellipsis, the new film by David Wenham. Book your tickets now: https://malenyfilmsociety.info/

Arts Connect invites artists to join in their exhibition planned for Cooroy Butter Factory in February through to April. To date, we have expressions of interest from ten artists for our Untethered exhibition, so there is still room for a few more to be involved. Arts Connect has committed to supporting the cost for artists to be involved and the entry fee is reduced. Find out more: artsconnectinc.com.au/

Trudy's love of art developed while studying at high school and teachers' college. She has painted in oils, pastels and acrylics, but her passion at present is experimenting with watercolour. She loves the fact the watercolour paint appears to have a mind of its own, which the artist can utilize to enhance the creativity of the work. in 2017 Trudy was selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards and the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence. She was also selected to have a solo exhibition in the foyer of the Redcliffe Art Gallery - see her work at Garden Haus Gallery as the artist of the month.

40 years for Maleny Players

This year, the Maleny Players Amateur Drama Group celebrated their 40th year of performing in the local community. They have performed works by a diverse range of playwrights and directed by numerous talented directors. Many actors, directors and presidents have brought their own ideas and creativity to the group. As we look to the future, new members and new ideas for plays, shows and orchestral concerts are being planned. As a change to the usual pantomime this year, the Maleny Players are presenting a Christmas Trilogy on December 15-17. Book tickets: www.malenyplayers.org HiNTERLAND TiMES – DECEMBER 2017


In the Wild Turning A New Leaf

with Spencer Shaw

What's in the Spotlight Festive season events and activities Get involved in the fun, family-friendly events and activities taking place right across the region this festive season. Council is pleased to partner with My Weekly Preview to publish community events and activities in My Christmas. Pick up a copy or visit council's website for more information.

Get creative these school holidays If you’re looking for inspiring and crafty activities these holidays come along to Wing It. This summer, Wing It brings artists together to set children’s imaginations soaring at council’s conservation reserves. Offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor creative activities, from weaving, carving, paint and print, to sound recording, sculpture and story, this holiday program has something to delight and inspire everyone. Head to council’s website to book your spot today!

End the year with a bang Welcome in the New Year at one of the fantastic community events happening at Mooloolaba, Coolum or Caloundra. With Þreworks shows, free family-friendly entertainment and music, there will be something for all ages to enjoy. For more details, including trafÞc and transport info, visit our website.

We want to hear from you If you’re a young person aged 12 to 24 and you live on the Sunshine Coast, council wants your feedback on the draft Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan. Have your say today, head to our website and complete the online feedback form. Prizes to be won!

New art exhibition in Caloundra Visit Caloundra Regional Gallery from Dec 6 to explore a e i o u an exhibition by Australian artist Michelle Nikou. Nikou draws on surrealism in a reßective and productive way to transform mundane domestic objects and materials into sculptures of humour, poignancy and marvel. Her work intentionally blurs and extends the boundaries between Þne art and craft and often invests unremarkable or overlooked facets of daily existence with new and unexpected signiÞcance. Exhibition closes Jan 28.

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Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 7 December, Nambour


AST MONTH we talked about mulching your soil with traditional mulches such as baled straw or wood and bark chip etc… basically the stuff you have to buy in and that’s grown elsewhere. But what if you could grow your own mulch? Sometimes we do grow our own mulch and just throw it away in the bin! All plants naturally produce mulch as they shed, leaves, stem, bark, branches and eventually themselves as they die and decompose. Plants through their shade, organic matter and their symbiotic relationship with mycorrhizal fungi enrich the soil for future generations of plants (and the everything else – including ourselves!). We can manage this process for our own benefit by planting and working with fast growing plants that provide mulch through their natural leaf fall or through pruning and lopping. you can grow your own mulch and soil improvers, in fact in the long term this is the only solution to creating sustainable and regenerating soils and reduce dependency on fertilisers and mulches from external sources. Native plants that are great for soil improvement include our native Hibiscus spp, Rainforest pioneers like Pipturus, Homalanthus, Macaranga and of course our legumes (who have the bonus ability if adding nitrogen to the soil) such as Acacia spp (usually the smaller ones), Pultenaea spp, Hovea spp, Oxylobium spp, and many more. Diversify your orchard


HOULD yOUR MiND be blank over Xmas gifts, it’s a perfect time after the rain to be adding to the garden and the revegetation projects. Call into the Barung nursery to see what is on offer and give a plant to a friend or family. Failing that, there are a number of excellent books at Barung’s office in the Hinterland Business Centre in Coral St. When choosing plants for a new project, look for canopy trees whose foliage is carried right to the ground. They are great edge sealers that reduce the quantity of weed seeds invading the planting area. Two species worth considering are Syzygium australe, the fast-growing River or Brush cherry (pictured), and Mallotus philippensis, Red Kamala. The latter takes a while to establish but is a hardy and very useful tree, often used as an overnight perch for small birds. The fruit is covered in a red powder, once used as a dye. Structured edge planting makes a

difference to any project. Add lomandra for its dense growth habit low to the ground. in a dry area, native grasses are useful, common ones being Barbed Wire

Grass, Cymbopogon refractus, and Kangaroo Grass, Themeda triandra, formerly Themeda australis. A technique used to help young trees establish is to place a pad of mulch over each prospective planting site. The mulch will conserve moisture, suppress weed growth and allow the soil to become more friable until such time as planting can be done. Three benefits in one and no need to spray unless really nasty vines are infesting the site. Spraying often results in bare soil and therefore more weeds should planting be delayed. it’s also not so good for the beneficial soil microflora, which are encouraged by the mulch layer. it’s a busy time of year but take some time out to enjoy our wonderful environment, and to take advantage of the gift of rain and soil moisture. Happy Xmas from everyone at Barung.

Barung native Plant nursery Phone 5494 3151

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

Landscapes with LOORS LANDSCAPING Before and After

... landscaping the Range for the past 26 years


As the 2017 comes to a close we hope everyone has had a wonderful year of gardening and beautifying our planet. Here is an example of an area that was not only difficult to maintain but also difficult to access. Grazing was really the only use. Building this deck across the gully and densely planting out with mostly natives created an easily maintained and enjoyable walkway that completes the circuit walk around Tamarind Retreat.


Loors Landscaping


and vegie patch by incorporating these plants into your plantings. These plants if managed will provide shade and protection from the intense summer sun, strong winds, provide habitat for pest controlling birds and insects and when pruned – mulch. in the case of the Hibiscus and many of the legumes you also get the added benefit of their beautiful flowers. Managing these plants is a simple as going for a stroll with your secateurs, hand saw or whatever cutting implements strikes your fancy and pruning to the desired shape that provides shade and protection to your food bearing plants and all the pruning’s are dropped where required to provide an in-situ mulch source, a permaculture term for this is “chop and drop”. Soil improving plants have been used by traditional subtropical farmers for millennia throughout Melanesia, Polynesia, Africa, SE Asia and the Americas. Permaculturists and forest farmers have adopted these techniques in Australia for many decades but often using exotic plants from these other traditional systems. However, Australia has a great range of plants tried and tested by indigenous Australians also over the millennia, its time for us to catch up and incorporate our native plants not just into our amenity gardens but into our orchards and vegetable gardens, for both beauty and sustainability.

Planting Xmas

07 5475 7272 mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


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

Phone: 07 5445 7615

Mobile: 0412 680 801

Mungo MacCallum


HEN ALL ELSE FAiLS, dangle the prospect a tax cut and hope that the jaded eyes of the voters light up. Well, perhaps it’s not actually a prospect, more of a hint – or just a suggestion of a hint. But Malcolm Turnbull certainly mentioned the idea to an audience of the increasingly irrelevant Business Council, so presumably he intended it to settle in the headlines, which it duly did. At this stage we have no idea how much or when this bonanza is envisaged, let alone how it is to be paid for, and it is likely that Turnbull himself is equally ignorant. All that can be reported is that he says he is talking about it with ministers, which, given the sorry record of how his “conversations” turn out, is not reassuring. But not to worry; there will be pie in the sky, or at least a fistful of dollars at the end of the rainbow. And let’s face it, nothing else seems to be working. But there is a problem; while the attempt to bribe a recalcitrant electorate into submission is an established political tradition, the efficacy is at least questionable. Many years ago the Labor Prime Minister, Ben Chifley, defined the hip pocket nerve as the most sensitive part of a voter’s anatomy and ever since then (if not before) leaders have tried to scratch the itch. The most blatant example in modern times was in 1977 when the government of Malcolm Fraser produced advertisements which showed, literally, a fistful of dollars for the taking. The punters duly took it, but then it was snatched back in a few short months following Fraser’s election win; one headline summed up the episode as “LiES, LiES, LiES.” in 1983 Bob Hawke was running against Fraser with the slogan of reconciliation, recovery and restoration. The New South Wales Premier, Neville Wran, brought the campaign meeting back to earth with the warning: “Delegates, it’s all very well to go on with this spiritual stuff, but if those greedy bastards out there wanted spiritualism, they’d join the fucking Hare Krishna.” immediately, tax cuts were inserted into the policy speech. Hawke’s successor as Prime Minister, Paul Keating, went further: tax cuts were to be included as L-A-W law, but in the end they weren’t, and Keating was dogged by what was seen as a betrayal. And remember Fraser, Hawke and Keating were all regarded as far more effective and reliable than Malcolm Turnbull. So it is unlikely that what Bill Shorten unkindly,


HE LONG DRy spell that we had has resulted in some spectacular floral displays by some of our endemic tree species, like the creamy yellow of the Bumpy Ash, Flindersia schottiana, shown in the picture, on Tallowood Street. Also prominent have been the golden Silky Oaks, Grevillea robusta, the vibrant red of the Flame Trees, Brachychiton acerifolius, and even, albiet a little more subdued, the rusty hues of the Native Tamarind, Diploglottis australis, one of my favourites, that are now setting their beautiful juicy fruit. The stress of the drought causes the trees to fear for their lives, which in turn causes them to attempt to reproduce more vigorously, thinking it may be their last chance before they shuffle off this

but accurately, dubbed the Prime Minister’s latest thought balloon will fly – certainly not without putting a lot more air into it. But in a sense it may not matter, because, as always, distractions have overwhelmed Turnbull’s desperate efforts to regain traction on the slippery slope on which he finds (or more likely loses) himself. Last week’s wizard wheeze was the decision to close down parliament for a few days, a clear signal from the leadership group (an oxymoron if there ever was one) to panic, run for cover and pull the blankets over their heads in the hope things will go away. This extraordinary desertion of duty has rightly been characterised not only as chicken-hearted, lily-livered and utterly spineless, but also as incredibly stupid; is an already sceptical public expected to believe that our legislators really have nothing to do until the senate finish talking about the same sex marriage bill? With 53 items clearly listed on the notice paper of the House of Representatives, the proposition is too absurd to contemplate by a rational observer. The public may not be hanging out to watch every moment of the parliamentary sessions, but that does not mean they are happy about the idea of their well-paid representatives skiving off whenever they feel like it. it is not a question of whether Turnbull is scared shitless, but of what? A lost vote in the parliament, the right wing rump, a potential uprising in the party room, or most likely all three. With a couple of numbers already down and the possibility of more to go after his postponed reckoning on universal disclosure, the situation is not benign; but trying to duck it will, as always, only make things worse – as Tony Abbott triumphantly pointed out. Just as it may well be with the same-sex marriage showdown, which, characteristically, Turnbull and his brains trust have attempted to avert with yet another committee, this one to examine the need for what is euphemistically called religious freedom. The personnel involved shows the real aim: the chief inquisitor, Phillip Ruddock, is an old fashioned committed Christian, and his deputy, Frank Brennan, is a Jesuit priest. The last of the trio is the new Human Rights Commissioner, Rosalind Croucher, who has adopted a very low profile following the exit of her predecessor, the redoubtable Gillian Trigg.

mortal coil. Fruit growers use this plant psychology in a similar manner by cutting circulation off to selected limbs with a wire garrotte which results in a profuse flowering on that limb. They then release the wire and allow normal fruit setting to continue, enjoying the increase in quantity. This process is called cincturing. if you have room to plant a large tree, any of the above species would be a wonderful choice. We are enjoying our usual amazing growing conditions, and as i drive around the Range i am still astounded by the almost fluorescent greenness surrounding us, and feel blessed to be living in this natural paradise, and honoured to be working with these woody giants.

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The Christians obviously have the numbers, as was intended: there will be an apprehended bias (to put it delicately) that the idea is not religious freedom (already enshrined in the constitution and numerous laws both federal and state) but Christian privilege – further exemptions from secular law. And the idea that other religions, especially islam, should have a similar advantage is, of course, out of the question: stamp out Sharia law! Ban the burqa! So the prevarication devised, we are told, by Peter Dutton is simply putting off the next inevitable stoush. indeed, it may not even do that: Scott Morrison is apparently determined to force his version of religious protection through the same-sex legislation, and Matthias Corman has already decided to plagiarise a human rights convention from the much loathed and derided United Nations to give it some authority. But the serious god-bothers in the party room are not appeased – although of course they never will be. Just to prove the point, one of their most enthusiastic backers, Andrew Bolt, reported that one of them is preparing leave the coalition if Turnbull does not knuckle under – a rat is ready to desert the sinking ship. There have been empty threats from anonymous rebels (and even a couple of empty threats from identified insurgents like George Christensen), so it might not cause Turnbull too much cause to fret – not that he seems to show any, however dire the circumstances. After the past year, surely things can only get better. At least he can look forward to a tax cut …

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. Ph: 0429 997 771 www.montvilleweddingcelebrant.com.au

Jewellery Laurisha Jewellery Together we create your imagination. We specialise in handcrafted diamond engagement rings, wedding rings, diamond and coloured stone dress rings, pendants, pearls and other jewellery. Ph: 5478 5771 www.laurishajewellery.com.au

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Enjoy Christmas markets S TOCK UP ON yOUR Christmas shopping and take a photo with Santa! He'll be filling his sack full of treats for good boys and girls between 9-10am at the December Witta Growers Market. Kids can bounce on the jumping castle and have their faces painted, whilst parents savour a good coffee. 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, also open Christmas Eve and New year's Eve! you will find fair trade gift items, art, locally designed handmade jewellery, greeting cards, antiques and collectibles. Join in on Christmas workshops at Hinterland Harvest Market - and you can decorate your own gingerbread, December 16 and 23, and at 8am December 9, RAW chef, author and Gut Whisperer, Scott Mathias, will talk about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, plus give a raw vegan food demonstration, using ingredients from the market. Christmas shopping will be pleasant and relaxing at

Makers and Montville Growers Market in the friendly festive atmosphere with 30+ stalls showcasing unique, handmade and affordable gifts, as well as fresh seafood, honey, flowers, fruit and veggies. Come and support our delightful young entrepreneurs and keep the love and the money local. At Crystal Waters Market you will find handcrafted jewellery and clothing made by Hinterland artists at bargain rates; homemade honey, chai mixes, soaps, homegrown seedlings, herbs and garden must-haves - be sure to look out for Santa who will be giving treats to good children. The market is back on February 3 after a break!

SATURDAyS Hinterland Harvest Market A feast of Fresh Flavours, 7am to 12pm. Connecting real food with real people. Suncoast Church carpark, Kiel Mtn Rd, Woombye. Helen Langlois 0416 217 093 www.hinterlandharvestmarket.com.au

Above: Santa has treats for all the good girls and boys at Witta Market again this year! Left: Montville resident Susan crochets these rock paperweights - what a cute gift!

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

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

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. Judith: 0490 374 903

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

QUARTERLy Mooloolah Valley Community Centre -Four Season Markets 43 Bray Road Mooloolah Summer/Christmas Market 9th December 8am–1pm. 43 Bray Road Mooloolah Stall holders welcome info at 5494 7822 or E: info@mooloolahcommunitycentre.org



Discover the Lost Treasure Market for handcrafted and preloved fashion, with everything from gumboots, vintage vinyl, cowboy boots and tin toys, to antiques and collectables, Christmas gifts and jewellery.

Come along from 9am-5pm, December 18 to January 7, at the Maleny Community Centre. Come to the Four Seasons Summer/Christmas Market at Mooloolah Valley Community Centre on 8am-1pm, December 9. There's plants, bric-a-brac, handmade cards, sausage sizzle, arts and craft, coffee van and music. For the first time, Mooloolah Art Group presents Art on the Verandah with displays, sales and from 11am - bid at their auction.

Hinterland Events January: Australia Day celebrations; Maleny Film Festival; yandina Ginger Flower and Food Festival February: Montville: Flame Hill Grape Stomp March: Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Festival April: Anzac Day Services May: Maleny Wood Expo; Cross Country: Maleny Community Precinct; Maleny Hospital Auxiliary Fashion and Flowers June: Maleny Agricultural Show; Gardening on the Edge; Kenilworth Quilt & Craft Show; Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show; July: Maleny's Celebration of Books; Muscle on the Mountain Day; QLD MX Nationals Motorcross: Conondale; Queensland Garden Expo; Village Wedding Expo Montville September: Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest; Kenilworth ArtFest; Kenilworth Show and Rodeo; Lions Welcome Dinner: Maleny; Maleny Music Festival October: Mountain View Challenge; Heart of Gold Film Fest: Gympie; Blackall 100, Mapleton November: Mary River Festival December: Woodford Folk Festival

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Ray White deliver on kindness this Christmas


Ay WHiTE Maleny is co-ordinating “A Little Ray of Giving” in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Maleny and the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. “A Little Ray of Giving” is run throughout December to help over 898,000 disadvantaged children across Australia who won’t receive a gift this Christmas. Please join in on this great cause this festive season to ensure underprivileged children in the Maleny area get to smile this Christmas. Drop a present into the Ray White Maleny office between December 1 and

• Spacious and quality, single level home – superbly presented throughout • North facing entertainment areas with large outdoor covered deck featuring built in BBQ area, along with several outdoor living spaces to enjoy at almost every turn • Multiple indoor living spaces with formal lounge and dining plus additional informal living • European appliances are featured throughout the generous kitchen with lots of storage space and servery to the deck • Three king sized bedrooms, Master suite with large ensuite, walk in robe, airconditioning and outdoor access to the garden • Separate office conveniently situated on entrance, perfect for a home based business • Main bathroom features spa bath and separate toilet

• Single phase, 3 bay shed with additional 3 bay carport attached to the home • Ample water with a drinkable bore and 3 x 15,000gal rainwater tanks • 3kw solar power system plus solar hot water • 3 acres of parklike grounds featuring plenty of quiet spots to relax, abundant fruit and nut trees and established veggie patch • Completely private and peaceful location, situated on the highly sought after East side of Maleny – 2.9kms from Maleny’s vibrant Main Street

22 or bring along to the Christmas Street Parade and deliver to the Neighbourhood Centre street stall on the December 8. We have taken the hard work out of this great initiative, Ray White will wrap donated gifts, and all you have to do is drop into our office. To help out with making sure that your gift goes to the right child please make sure you indicate an age and gender so we can make appropriate matches. We urge you to dig deep and help out our locals in the Maleny community any contribution will help. Drop a present into Ray White Maleny office and we’ll make sure it gets to a deserving family in the Maleny Community. Start giving from December 1 to 22.

Ray White Maleny wish everyone a happy and safe festive season.

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79 Tesch Road, Witta Stunning, Grandiose and Spacious with Privacy and Views!

• Spacious quality home with stunning valley views!

• North facing outdoor entertainment area with sweeping views!

• Open plan living with timber floors, fireplace and split system air conditioning plus separate media room and huge office space

• Separate studio also air conditioned plus 6m x 6m storage shed


57 Tesch Road, Witta It’s time to Move - Unbeatable Value!


• Spacious home over 2 levels – Freshly painted inside and out – Nothing to do but enjoy!

Price: Offers over $595,000.

• Gourmet kitchen with stone tops, quality appliances and dishwasher

Land Size: 3,508m2

• Sparkling new plunge pool and sun deck on the northern side of the home! • Fully fenced, landscaped grounds with chook run, veggie and herb gardens + fruit orchard.

Land Size: 3.73 Acres RE/MAX Hinterland M 0447 737 737

• Fully fenced grounds with established gardens including orchard, chook pens and raised vegetable gardens.


• Cosy timber log fire to the formal living area with raked ceilings



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4/12 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny Opportunity knocks in the heart of Maleny! • Situated in Bicentenary Lane within direct access of Maleny’s main street and surrounded by many local commercial businesses • Spacious 176m2 space - suitable as a single open space or divided into separate spaces • Great street appeal with large glass street frontage and plenty of room for signage

Price: $450,000 + GST. Land Size: 176m2 RE/MAX Hinterland M 0447 737 737

• Covered car parking facility under the building including 5 exclusive use car parks • No shortage of parking with large car park above building.


ADDRESS 2/10 Maple Street, Maleny, QLD 4552

Each office independently owned and operated

OFFICE 07 5408 4220 EMAIL sales@remaxhinterland.com.au



Price: $1,095,000

This architecturally designed executive home certainly makes the most of our gorgeous Maleny climate. Private, secure and cleverly positioned to capture the beautiful rural valley views and enjoy the abundant wildlife, this north facing home with separate cottage is sure to delight even the most astute buyer.

• Entertainers kitchen featuring caesar stone bench tops, walk in pantry and european appliances with quality finishes throughout





39 Balmoral Road, Montville Lifestyle plus income! Sunrise Cottages is perfectly positioned within walking distance to the beautiful Hinterland town of Montville. The executive main residence and both cottages boast breath taking views over the Blackall Ranges and the Sunshine Coast. If you have ever entertained the possibility of running your own cottage retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, then inspect now as this is the best on offer! • Perfect North Easterly aspect with panoramic views across the Hinterland and to the Sunshine Coast!

• 2 x self-contained cottages featuring spa bath, cosy fireplace and air conditioning plus private verandah’s with sweeping views

• Main residence features 3 beds, 3 baths, large galley kitchen, spacious living rooms, large laundry and expansive verandah’s

• Private and guest parking, water tanks, bore and solar power.



Price: Offers Over $950,000 Land Size: 2,561m2 RE/MAX Hinterland M 0447 737 737

• Both residence and cottages enjoy timber floors and 9ft ceilings



90 Obi Vale, North Maleny

UNDER CONTRACT 37 Water Gum Crescent, Maleny Spacious & Modern with Elevated Views!


• Quality built home with elevated views!

Price: Offers over $590,000.

• Practical floor plan with living on one level (few steps from garage) and spacious rooms • Wooden floors, high ceilings and air conditioning throughout



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• Designer kitchen features stone bench tops and plenty of storage space • 1,200m2 with a fully fenced back yard and easy walk into town.

870 Bald Knob Road, Bald Knob


ADDRESS 2/10 Maple Street, Maleny, QLD 4552

Each office independently owned and operated

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11 Lower Trail Road, Maleny

81 Curramore Road, Witta



7 Rose Gum Lane, Witta

116 Gardners Lane, North Maleny

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year! On behalf of the team at RE/MAX Hinterland we wish to take this opportunity to thank each of our clients throughout the year for their continued business and support, along with the greater Hinterland community. To all of those who purchased or sold their homes with us this past year, we hope that this festive season brings you much joy in your new home and the New Year to follow. No matter how you decide to celebrate this time of the year, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018 and wish you all the very best for the New Year! The RE/MAX Hinterland Team Mark Clayton, Michael Reck, Susan Brant, Melissa Chaddock and Ellie Hood


ADDRESS 2/10 Maple Street, Maleny, QLD 4552

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• Quiet and peaceful location, the home enjoys perfect privacy and amazing views • Large open plan living and dining areas with soaring raked timber ceilings • Cooks kitchen with granite benchtops and splashbacks, updated appliances • Large combustion stove set in brick feature wall complete with timber mantlepiece • Master bedroom suite with full ensuite. A compact combustion stove will keep it cosy in the winter months • Study/office or library room off the entry • Two additional bedrooms with timber door built-in wardrobes • Family bathroom with shower, bath and vanity

• One bedroom studio with separate lounge, ideal for guest accommodation or a work from home office • Wrap around verandah & lock up garage that can be easily converted to a double lock up garage – Garden shed & dam also! • A vast array of mature trees and gardens surround the home in this tranquil setting! Bed: 4; Bath: 2; Car: 1 Land Size:3.16 ac Price: Priced to Sell Contact: 0447 737 737 Agency: RE/MAX Hinterland Ph: 07 5408 4220 2/10 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 4552





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The festive season is that time of year when people are more vulnerable - Dr edwin Kruys suggest some strategies for mental health wellness, Gay liddington looks into organ donation and Marisa suggests we turn off our Tvs. our classifieds hold jewels of present ideas - send me a massage voucher, please!


ESEARCH iNDiCATES that a woman on average speaks 20,000 words per day while for a man it’s 7,000. Now that subject alone could stimulate all manner of banter. We talk about what to eat, engage in workplace dialogue, encourage our children and discuss family matters, politics and religion. However, a subject that has never been raised in my world of discourse is organ donation and i ask why? i recall that i once ticked a box when renewing my driver’s licence. it was a tick of approval done in a moment without too much thought. Then, i recently discovered i need to take another step and join the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR), a government register administered by Medicare. When the AODR was established in 2000, the tick on your driver’s licence was a state-based record of intention. At the time of a person’s demise it was then up to the deceased’s family to give permission for organ donation to proceed. Since July 1, 2015 legal consent rather than intention by those 18 years and older can be documented. Preexisting registrants were encouraged to re-register. AODR forms are now issued at the time a driver’s licence is renewed or allocated for the first time. The ADOR is purely a register and has no part in the transplant process which may be accessed by authorised medical personnel in consultation with the family. it is wise for potential donors to discuss their plans with family in order that their wishes be carried out.


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Roster December 2017

Donating for the future by Gay Liddington


By February 2006 around five million people had registered for organ donation. A campaign involving Medicare and Centrelink sought to extend that number. Australian statistics reveal that in 2016, 503 donors provided 1,447 people with opportunity for a new beginning - the greatest since national records began. Approximately 60% of families participate in this program. Because my life has not been touched by the need for an organ transplant i felt emotionally removed from the idea. Quoting statistics is one thing however, in reading the stories in DonateLife - Book of Life i was stirred at the core of my being. The faces of deceased and living donors invited me to enter their world. i hovered over the face of a baby and memories of my firstborn who died at the age of five months engulfed me. i clicked and read. Taylor was a 15-month old baby girl whose parents donated her organs so that others may have the chance at life that their daughter did not. Two baby boys now live, the result of a gift that keeps on giving. My thoughts separate the physical reality from the spiritual and i know, if i could turn back time i would make the choice for my son to be a donor so that others may live.


A/R Kennedy, J/A Caradine


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A Wilson/S Carn, C O’Neil/R Groves


B Clayton/P Perisic, D Somerville/K Wilson


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B/T Feenstra, M Allen-Waters/B Perry


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S/G Ellis, S Marchant/K Wilson

Follow the links to Discover, Discuss and Decide. www.donatelife.gov.au

Organ Donation is something most of us don't talk about






Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You

Intelligent food



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iNDiNG THE LATEST superfood has been the quest of the modern age however a vital ingredient in the search for nourishing food Wendy Rosenfeldt is often over looked. intelligence. A food’s intelligence can be loosely translated as nutritional value although it also includes the quality, freshness and degree of life in the food. We understand that we need a balanced diet to provide us with the necessary ingredients for all the different aspects and functions of our bodies. Calcium is good for our teeth and bones, iron helps to transport blood around our bodies while antioxidants fight damaging free radicals. Nutritionalists expound on the amounts of protein, fibre, calcium etc that are found in each particular food. However the form of the food is often ignored. Nutritional values vary widely depending on whether it is organic, fresh, microwaved, tinned, a week old or genetically engineered. An organic orange has 30% more vitamin C than the average supermarket variety. Fresh, organic spinach has 1,500 mg of iron while the nonorganic contains only 19mg. Food cooked or reheated in the microwave has been found to be significantly lower in qualities such as iron but higher in cholesterol. Food can lose its intrinsic intelligence the longer it sits around in the fridge. it is not as if that bag of carrots will remain perfectly nutritional until the magical use by date. Cooked food declines in goodness even more quickly. Food that has been cooked, refrigerated and reheated is only going to increase your free radicals no matter how organic and fresh it was to begin with. What we are really getting out of our food is a quality that has not yet been measured by western science. it is understood in many modalities as prana, the lifeforce or the consciousness of the food.

A seed contains all the necessary information required to grow into a plant. The outcome is an active, living organism. When we eat a fresh tomato or lettuce we are metabolizing the life or intelligence of that food. Like humans, plants need to protect themselves against toxins and pathogens. They create special chemicals for that purpose. When consumed in the form of a wholefood those disease-fighting chemicals retain their intelligence thus benefiting our bodies in much the same way. A poor diet can never be rectified with a handful of supplements. Modern science tends to isolate the active ingredient in a plant and replace the natural ingredient with a synthetic one. This approach compromises the synergies that exist among organic components. Bioflavanoids, found in fresh fruit and vegetables, were originally dismissed in favour of artificial vitamins. They have since been found to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and anti-allergic properties. Food that has been genetically modified provides an even greater struggle. Our bodies have evolved with the food we eat over thousands and thousands of years. When it encounters a new type of food, for example a tomato spliced with a fish gene, it cannot assimilate it. Genetically engineered organisms are often not properly digested and create blockages and confusion in the physiology. There are many reasons to eat a healthy diet other than just to minimize your risk of getting health problems. When you eat well you feel lighter in your body, clearer in the mind and more positive in your moods. your whole physiology functions more easily. intelligent food creates an intelligent physiology. Wendy Rosenfeldt is a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner and teacher of Transcendental Meditation. To find out more call 5499 9580 or email wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au

Tim and Mary Bagshaw

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

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iFE MOVES QUiCKLy. Sometimes days months and years pass without our really noticing except perhaps for the growth and changes we see in those around us. We get busy, we get tired and so we try to switch off, to get some space, some time in our heads to just tune out and tune out we often do. Many of us do this in front of the T.V., which is rarely a good choice. Ever noticed that when you sit down to watch TV you get sleepy and you think you’re relaxing? Well the truth is you’re feeling the same effects as you’d experience in a light trance session. your eyes are set staring straight ahead, your hearing is tuned to whatever you’re watching, your body relaxes and your judgement is a little suspended, and whatever you’re giving this relaxed attention to is going straight into your subconscious and does affect what you accept as ok, and what you let bypass your critical thinking. Even if you choose shows that you might regard as quality viewing, ads will come on , previews of shows you might not choose to watch flash into your mind. Have you noticed how

your ability to tolerate more and more violent viewing, more unpleasant human responses to one another is expanded. And if TV isn't how you chill, perhaps your computer is. And sometimes because life is demanding, its easier to just look at stuff that isn’t too complicated. All the while your own precious brain, the most wonderful computer in existence is being under valued. imagine your life, if you spent your evenings, with no media, interacting with your loved ones, or researching points of interest about how to create a better healthier more financially stable life, connected to the source of what beats your heart. Let this new year, bring you a richer deeper connection with your own potential to live a more joyful and love filled life, one that is not dumbed down with news items that either bore you with their nonsense or scare you with predictions of doom and gloom. your health, your well being and your relationships will benefit. 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

• Corn & callus removal • Heel & foot pain • Orthotic therapy/ sporting injuries DIABETES EDUCATION • Managing your diabetes on a daily basis • Medication & Insulin management • Promoting a healthy lifestyle, skills & strategies BULK BILLING FOR DVA & ENHANCED PRIMARY CARE PLAN PATIENTS HOLDING PENSIONER & SENIOR HEALTH CARE CARDS Weekly appointments available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Saturday morning by appointment only


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Research has shown that rates of depression are four times higher among people with chronic pain and fifty per cent of diabetes patients experience depression or anxiety.

Symptoms vary widely and may include: tiredness or lack of energy or interest, difficulty concentrating, being irritable or tearful, feeling nervous or on edge, not enjoying the company of others, excessive worrying, sleeping difficulties and conflicts at work, school or at home.

it is important to ask for help if you believe something is not quite right. Sometimes putting a few strategies or life changes in place is all that is needed. Other options are mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and sometimes medications.

More than forty per cent of Australians who experience mental health symptoms also have a chronic physical condition such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis or arthritis.

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Kitty Meyer, experienced therapist offering Bowen Therapy, Emmett Technique, Reiki treatments and classes, and more. Also offering The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® for: • fertility and pregnancy support • help with abdominal, reproductive, hormonal and digestive issues Combining therapies to suit every body’s needs. Health Fund rebates available.

Terri Schaumberg

Midwife in Private Practice

Offering: • Pregnancy Care • Birth Care • Postnatal Care • Breastfeeding Support • Antenatal Education Continuity of Midwifery Care for Hospital and Home Birth Pregnancy and Postnatal Care for up to 6 weeks Medicare and Bulk Billed services available Ph: 5494 3657 Mob: 0408 074 522 Email: terri.sch_midwife@bigpond.com

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Sallyann Stewart

Naturopath, Herbalist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Thyroflex Practitioner

Naturopathic Clinical Testings: • Thyroflex Thyroid Testing (Hemaview) – immune status, nutrient deficiency, digestive issues • urinary & saliva pH testing, iridology, gut dysbiosis, zinc status, blood type testing, naturopathic assessment, hormonal testing Specialising in: • Stress/adrenal management, detoxification, children’s health, digestive disorders, hormonal/thyroid complaints, preventative/maintaining wellness healthcare, nutrition & dietary support, fatigue issues. • Remedial, Relaxation, Deep tissue & Sports massage, Lymphatic drainage. Appointments: 5499 9476 / 0421 410 558 info@naturaltherapiesstudio.com.au

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



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Anthony Brown Acupuncture Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Member (fellow) AACMA. Anthony has 35 years clinical experience, 30 of them here on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland. 26 Coral St, Maleny Ph: 5435 2555

BOWEN THERAPY – Bronwyn Huckle Specialising in Bowtech, the original Bowen Therapy technique. Treating health issues in babies, childen & adults. Montville therapy rooms. Monday to Friday by appointment. Ph: 5442 9371

Mapleton Natural Therapies Clinic Jackie Hansel: Bach H.S (Acu), Adv. Dip H.S (Hom), Dip Bowen Therapy Acupuncture. Holistic & Intergrated health care with Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Homeopathy, Lymphatic Drainage, Remedial & Relaxation Massage. Ph: 5445 7749

Kathy Blackburn Dip. Bowen Therapy (Bowtech).Gentle effective treatment of Back Pain; Migraine; RSI ; Tennis Elbow; Knee, Ankle & Foot Conditions; Menstrual/ Hormonal irregularities; Chronic Fatigue; Respiratory Conditions and MORE. Health fund rebates. Ph: 5429 6180

Maleny Community Acupuncture professional service by qualified Acupuncturist – 25yrs clinic experience. Treatment cost $20 available at Lift Gallery 926 Maleny-Montville Road (just up from Maleny Cheese Factory). Contact Steve on Ph: 0401 909 122


AYURVEDA Temple Herbs & Ayurveda Ayurveda treats the cause of disease through diet, lifestyle adjustment & herbal medicine. Consultations, cooking classes & dispensary. Max Trolliet Adv. Dip. 76 Maple Street, Maleny Ph: 5435 2899

BEAUTY THERAPISTS & HAIRDRESSERS A little Beauty, Body and Wellness Elements at Montville Customised beauty treatments. Pamper packages. Special occasion & bridal makeup. Massage. Manicures. Pedicures. Devine body treatments. Ph: 5478 6212 www.elementsmontville.com.au Michelle Jarden - Beauty Therapist Electrolysis, facials, massage, make-up, nails, sauna, spray tanning, tinting, waxing, ear-piercing. 66 Curramore Rd, Witta. Ph: 5494 4012 or Mob: 0402 531 500 Nellies Creative Hair Design Cut and Colour specialists. Nellie, Annette and Jenny offer you the opportunity to have exceptional hair using great product at fantastic prices. 21 Coral St Maleny – Ph: 0438 785 443 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

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

Meyer Therapeutics Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® for abdominal issues, fertility and pregnancy support. Bowen Therapy, Emmett Technique, Reiki, and more. Combining therapies to suit everybody’s needs. Kitty Meyer Ph: 0400 289 090

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


Heartspace Artspace & Counselling-Liz Antcliff. B. Psych. MA. Coun. PG Art Therapy Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Sensorimotor Art Therapy/ Counselling Individuals; Couples & Groups.ACA; ACATA; ANZATA. Maleny/Brisbane Ph: 0438 1632 55 www.heartspaceartspace.com

DAY SPAS Montville Day Spa

Dr Ralph Stockmann

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

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

Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr. Stephen Lowe, Dr. Samuel Lowe, Dr. Catherine Metcalf, Dr. Rebel Hungerford Concession, family rates & HICAPS available. Gentle, effective care for the whole family. 45 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph. 5494 3322 www.maplechiropractic.com.au

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

ENERGY HEALING The Physiospect Guy An alternative path to holistic health. Practitioner in Physiospect, 5th Dimensional Healing, Past Age Clearing & Healing, Earth2 Essences, Spiritual Counselling, Nutritional Medicine. By appt only. Mike 0407 021 719 Cabin 1, 38 Maple St, Maleny www.nutritionforyourspirit.com

Hinterland Chiropractic Dr Josephine Sexton. Using gentle, safe and effective techniques to maintain spinal health and wellbeing. Concession rates, Family discounts and HICAPS available. 21 Bunya Street, Maleny. Ph: 5435 2987 Dr John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist Gentle hands on chiropractic using applied kinesiology. Over 30 years in private practice. Families welcome. Mon, Tues,Thur 2:00 – 5.30pm; Fri 9:00am -12noon 19 Coral Street Maleny, Ph: 5435 2155 www.siaholistichealth.com.au

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

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

HOME CARE Hinterland Home Assist – Aged and Disability Home Care Experienced, qualified, insured carer to aid in assistance of independent living. Personal or palliative care, respite, transport, house duties. Sya Marie Wiersma 0432 795 549 RangeCare Offering in-home and respite care services to support independent living. Our tailor-made services are available to everyone in the community. We can deliver your home care package. Ph: 5445 7044 Visit: www.rangecare.com.au


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Margarete Koenning Counselling BA Social Work, Gelstalt Therapist, Psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and, families. Training professionals in family constellation 20 yrs practicing in Maleny, Clinal member of Pacfa. Ph: 5494 2778, 0408 416 041

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

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

Mary (McGrory) CrawfordPowerful Transformations Member of AHA/NRHA Specialising in Grief, Depression & Anxieties. Also Quit Smoking, Weight Loss and more. Health benefits may apply. Phone Mary 0457 230 952 www.powerfultransformations8.com



Sallyann Stewart - Naturopath, Herbalist, Remedial Massage Therapist, Thyroflex Practitioner Naturopathic clinical testings & assessment, Thyroflex Thyroid testing, stress mgmt, digestive issues, children’s health, remedial massage, lymphatic drainage. 19 Coral St, Maleny, 5499 9476 / 0421 410 558 E: info@naturaltherapiesstudio.com.au

Marisa...Naturally Marisa T Kliese offers a complete Natural Therapy Clinic. Services include, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Professional Counselling, Life Coaching, Spiritual Healing. Ph: 5494 2627

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

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

NUTRITIONIST Natalie Harms - Nutritionist

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

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

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

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

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

PSYCHIC READINGS / TAROT 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

WELLNESS - MIND BODY SPIRIT 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


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

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



Laurel Hefferon Naturopath & Herbalist BHSc Hinterland Hypnotherapy - Psychologist Is change required in your life? Anxiety, Stress, Habits, Trauma, Weight, Smoking and more. Quiet Flaxton location. Medicare and Healthfund rebates may apply. Matt Vance: 0415 463 976 www.hinterlandhypnotherapy.com.au


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

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

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

Range of Motion Physiotherapy Mapleton - Montville - Maleny - Imbil Russ, Barbs, Lauren and Kerrie. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility. Ph: 5478 6600 www.rangeofmotion.com.au

Maleny Osteopathy Assessing and solving your muscular, joint and spinal pain problems using ‘hands on’ manual therapy. Effective in treating postural strain, neck and back pain, aches, strains, stiffness, and sports injuries. Ph: 5494 2388 www.malenyosteopathy.com.au

Praxis Therapy Clinical Hypnotherapy, Regression Therapy, Counselling, Reconnective Healing®, The Reconnection™, LBL Regression, FIR Crystal Bio-Mat, Art Workshops. Skype available. Sunshine Coast by appointment only. Ph. 0417 754 242 – www.praxistherapy.com.au

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

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

Lady Mountain Healing & Readings Frownstrong Tarot Readings, Healings include Aura Wipes, Women’s Healing Massage, Well Being Counselling. Well Being Sciences Practitioner. Maleny and Montville Jennifer Marie Ph: 0499 603 248 www.ladymountaintherapies.com.au

YOGA PILATES AND MEDITATION Melissa's Healing Space - Yoga/ Mindfulness Meditation classes @ Curramore Studio Tues 6 -7.30pm (Gentle yoga), Fri 9.3011.15am (General yoga), Fri 11.30 - 12.30pm (Meditation Class), Fri 12.45-1.45pm (Chair/Gentle yoga) Ph: 0417 200 192 e: melissa@melissashealingspace.com www.melissashealingspace.com

Yoga with Lottie energising & relaxing Optional handheld weights sometimes, finishing with deep relaxation. Mon 10.30am, Thurs 9.30am all levels. No need to book. Maleny Showgrounds Pavillion Ph: 5313 7756 www.YogaWellness.info

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

Montville Personal Training and Wellbeing Where “your fitness is my focus.” Personal training in small groups. Training and classes include boxing, straight, cardio, pilates. Call Sonya: 0402 423 141

Maleny Yoga Centre Shop 7 Rainforest Plaza Maple St Maleny. Fully equipped studio. Certified & Experienced Teachers. Beginners & senior classes available, casuals welcome. Ph: 0448 518 734 E: info@malenyyogacentre.com

Pilates in Witta & Maleny Strength, weight-loss, pain management, flexibility, well-being. Qualified Instructor. Group mat classes using small props. Friday & Saturdays. All welcome. Kid friendly classes. Bec: 0421 983 321; pilatesplatform@gmail.com pilatesplatform.com.au



Professional Services ACCOUNTING & TAXATION Frederick A Forbes - Accountant & Registered Tax Agent Specialising in small business & individual tax returns. Primary producers, rentals, investors, salary & wages. Personal & professional service. 3/15 Maple St, Maleny. Ph: 5491 1504 0434 996 608. E: forbestax@bigpond.com

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 Michael Kingsbury - Maleny based Civil & Structural Engineer with over 40 years experience. Engineering & Building Design for residential & small commercial projects. Alternative methods of building are catered for. Ph: 0428 674 040 michaelkingsburydesign@gmail.com

FINANCE ANZ Mobile Lending Buying your first home ? Let us come to you! ANZ Mobile Lending have dedicated home loan experts who come to you anywhere, anytime. Covering all of the Hinterland. Office: 5435 2124 / Mobile: 0408 734 152 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 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 Doug Tognolini – iQ Money Management “Growing & Protecting your Wealth” We provide a full range of financial services including; Superannuation (including SMSF’s), Retirement Planning, Wealth Creation & Life Insurance. Ph: 5442 2764 / 0409 594 044

GOVERNMENT SERVICES QGAP Maleny - Maleny Police Station Mon, Tue, Thurs 9am – 12noon & 12:30pm – 2pm New Registrations & Housing close 11am & 1pm Transport & Main Roads (NOT Driver Licensing) / Births, Deaths & Marriages, Seniors Card Applications / & more. EFTPOS & Credit cards preferred. Manager Judy Phipps 10 Macadamia Drive Maleny – Ph: 07 5420 5320

Trades & Services LEGAL SERVICES

Lember and Williams (the LAW team) Carolyn Williams City Expertise, small town service 9 Bunya Street Maleny Ph: 5495 1499 Email: carolyn@landw.com.au www.landw.com.au

INTERIOR STYLIST Jam Design Wanting to discover the unique you for your home décor? Colour consultations at reasonable rates for interior & exteriors. New homes, renovations or commercial. Ph Jill 0404 558 525 jamdesign3@bigpond.com

Get your business noticed for only $44 per month ($33.00 for ongoing advertising) Contact Karen Muir: 0414 432 423



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

ANTENNAS 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

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


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.


Christensen’s Music Repairs & servicing to wind and string instruments: saxophones, clarinets, flutes, trumpets, trombones, guitars, violins. Minor repairs, services, overhauls. 3 months guarantee on all work. Est 20 years. Rod: 0407 131 215 / www.christensensmusic.com.au/ instrument-service-repairs

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

TOUR COMPANIES Camel Cuddles – Local Tours Enjoy an afternoon of cuddling baby camels, delicious afternoon tea and spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mtns. Last Saturday every month. Call 0400 747 466. Visit www.liveittours.com.au

TRAVEL AGENTS Above & Beyond Travel We take pride in our attention to detail and providing you with a unique travel experience. Shop 2 Riverside Centre Maleny. Ph: 07 5499 9015 or nicola@abovebeyondtravel.com.au Maleny Cruise and Travel Maleny Cruise & Travel is a bespoke travel company that has been taking the stress out of travel for over 20 years. 39 Maple Street, Maleny Ph: 5499 9111 E: gillian@malenytravel.com.au www.malenytravel.com.au

REAL ESTATE Remax Hinterland Nobody in the world sells more Real Estate than RE/MAX. Office: 07 5408 4220 Sales: 0447 737 737, 2/10 Maple St, Maleny www.remaxhinterland.com.au Humphries and Fisk Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Ian and Pat, with over 20 years experience on the range would love to share their expert local knowledge with you. Ph: 07 5494 3344, Fax: 07 5494 3488 20 Maple St, Maleny. www.malenypropertysales.com.au/

INSURANCE BROKER Melissa Berglas – Comsure Sunshine Coast 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


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

Ray White Maleny One of the leading real estate agency's for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Unit 1, 5 Maple Street, Maleny Ph: 5499 9966 http://raywhitemaleny.com.au/

VETERINARY CARE District Vets Maleny Veterinarian Susan Portas and her team provide professional, compassionate care for your pets. Hours Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 8am-6pm; Wed 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-12noon 7 Myrtle St Maleny Ph: 5499 9077 Montville Veterinary Clinic Est. in 2004 and operating as a branch of our Sunshine Hinterland Veterinary Clinic in Nambour. We take pride in personalised pet care. 26 Kondalilla Falls Rd Montville Consultation by appointment: 0401 012 884

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.

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

CARPENTRY Patios, decks, renovations, new work All aspects of carpentry from planning to the finished product. All work guaranteed Qld BSA No 103-1105 Ph Steve: 0402 167 355 Tim Clark Carpenter Trade qualified local and licensed. QBCC 47098 Stairs, carports, decks, renovations, extensions, home & building maintenance, creative work. Ask us about our unique pricing method. Phone Tim for a fair quote: 0412 854 222

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

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

CHAINSAW & TREE WORK All Trees to Chip Trees and Gardens Tree Fellers 2 Chippers Phone Rob Milner: 0427 343 232 Tony Wootton Tree Surgeon. Dip Hort(Arb) Operating locally since 1996. Tree assessments and advice. Trees and shrubs pruned and detailed. Hazardous trees removed. M: 0403 467 664 Ph: 54 944 917 www.twtreesurgeon.com BRM Tree Services All forms of tree & palm care. Certified climbing arborist & insured. Storm Damage/ Hazardous Trees, Drone inspections, removals, trimming, mulching, tight access, stump grinding & land/ block clearing. Free Quotes & Advice. Benjamin R Miller 0401 441 945 – BRMTreeservices@outlook.com / BRMTreeservices.com.au

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

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

Trades & Services

Get your business noticed for only $44 per month ($33.00 for ongoing advertising)



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



AML Plumbing QBCC 15037335/1293749 Servicing the Sunshine Coast and surrounds. General plumbing and gas maintenance, blocked drains & burst pipes, Seniors discount, renovations, taps / toilets, hot water systems. Contact Mitch – 0407 966 665


Maleny Mowers Your one stop mower shop for all sales, service and repairs. Pick-up and delivery service available. 12 Bunya St Maleny. Ph: 5494 3144 www.malenymowers.com.au

4CP Promotional Products We can print it! For all your promotional products from banners to stickers, pens to magnets, flyers to A-Frames. Shop 8, 18 Blackall St, Woombye (down Sunny Side Lane) Ph: 5442 3341

MOWING AND GARDENING Daniel Joyce - Mowing and Gardening Professional lawn and gardening services with pride. Hedge trimming, ride-on & push-mowing, whipper-snipping, pruning, organic weed control. Ph: 0429 999 613 dan@joycemowing.com.au Follow us on facebook.

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



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

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

RENDERING Wrapped in Render Specialising in all types of render, texture, plaster and paint finishes. 25 yrs local experience. Professional attitude and quality workmanship. New homes and renovations, no job too big or small. Contact Steve 0417 706 840

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


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

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


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

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

Sunshine Gas Services Sunshine Coast based family business. Domestic and commercial gas appliances. High efficiency hot water systems. Highly trained service team. 8 Daniel St, Caloundra Ph: 07 5491 4199; 0412 116 362


HANDYMAN & HOME MAINTENANCE 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

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

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

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


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

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

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

SECURITY SYSTEMS A-OK Security Considering an ALARM or CCTV System? Please call A-OK Security Sunshine Coast on 1300 606 303.

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

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

SOLAR Negawatts Electrical & Solar Power Call Us Last For A Competitive Quote! Over 1000 local installations – Grid & Off-Grid & Battery Storage. CEC Licensed Installer A5100260 quality components - designed to last. Phone Gary Phillips: 0407 760 838 info@negawatts.com.au

PLUMBING & WASTEWATER Anderson Plumbing & Roofing QBSA1066328 Plumbing, drainage & roofing. New work, renos, maintenance specialists. Septic systems, blocked drains, high pressure ‘sewer jett’ drain cleaner, drain camera, cable locations, tank installations, roof & guttering. Ph: 5494 3340 or 0409 541 475 Sky Plumbing & Gas Fitting BSA 1078655 Guttering, Water Tanks, Filters and Pump Installation. Septic Trenches, Holding Tanks, Blocked Drains. Heat Pumps & Gas Installation. Landlord water reports. Water Hammer solutions. Ph: 042 11 66 882

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

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

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

Bruce Morris Plumbing QBSA lic 456322 24hr emergency service, all plumbing, building, maintenance installation domestic and commercial. Gas installations, septic/ drainage, hot water, solar, bathroom renovations, leaking roofs. Ph: 0410 457 606

All Energy HQ – Solar & Battery Storage Locals (since 1989) you can trust, providing only the highest quality products. Solar installations and upgrades - home and businesses Battery storage. 10 Jeffreys Rd, Glasshouse Mtns Ph: 5438 7200 E: sales@allenergyhq.com.au W: allenergyhq.com.au

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

TANK CLEANING Pristine Water Systems Full tanks cleaned, minimal water loss. Potable water treatment and correction, bacteria control, filtration, supply and service. Free appraisals. Phone Allen: 0404 302 723



What’s on in ... DECEMBER 1

Mooloolah Valley Christmas Party, 5-10pm, Community Centre


Montville Festive Tree Lighting event, 5pm Montville Village Green

DECEMBER 2017 10

Kaleidoscope Spiritual Film Festival, 11am to 7pm at Lift Gallery, Maleny


Maleny Community Christmas Breakfast 8-11am, MNC


Ten years for Native Plants Sunshine Coast, 10am at The Orangery, $12 , RSVP December 5: npscevents@gmail.com


BRVA exhibition starts, 9.30am-4pm, St. Mary’s Hall in Montville


Woodford Folk Festival


Celebrate NYE at Witta General Store bookings: 5494 4411


New Year’s Eve Old-Time Dance, 7.30pm, Belli Community Hall

11-20 Free library fun workshops for kids - see our school holiday guide


Summer Book Sale and mini market, Mapleton Community Library


Gingerbread decorating workshops, Hinterland Harvest Market - on each Saturday in December


Woombye Christmas on the Field, 6-9pm, Woombye Soccer Field


Champagne masterclass, 7pm at Finbars RSVP: 5494 2499


Woodies Santa’s Workshop, St Mary’s Hall, Montville


Advertising bookings due for January HT (note one week early)


Maleny Arts Council launch the new season 4-6pm, The Deck, Maleny Community Centre


Messy Church meets 4pm - 6pm, St George’s Anglican Church, all ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult), storytelling, craft, fun and a Christmas meal to conclude $2. Ph: 5435 2941


Nominations close for 2018 Australia Day Awards


Mapleton Light the Lights for Christmas, 5.30pm at the Lilyponds


Eckankar Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, weekly Wednesdays 6-7.30pm, Jennifer: 0429 957 989


School is out!


Bookings close for free stalls at Aussie Day Expo, Maleny Showground


Maleny Street Christmas Carnival, 6-10pm


Aglow Sunshine Coast meet for our end-of-year celebration, 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside, $8. Register: December 4 to 5476 4190



Wing It children’s workshop series starts at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens in Tanawha

Festival of Small Halls, summer tour, Kandanga Public Hall followed by Woodford, December 15 and Eudlo on December 17


School resumes


Australia Day events including Aussie Day Expo, Maleny Showground


Live Life Communities Maleny Grove PGA Legends Pro-Am at Maleny Golf Club from 7.30am


Christmas Tree Festival ‘The Colours of Christmas’, Maleny Uniting Church

Piano Tuition


eSports tournament ‘The Player’, The Hive Business Space in Maroochydore, from 10am for 14-17 years

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


Crystal Waters Christmas Party from 5pm


Glasshouse Country Community Carols 4.30-8.30pm, Beerwah Sportsground


Editorial and ad copy due for January HT (note one week early)

18-31 Lost Treasure Market, 9am-5pm, Maleny Community Centre

Tuition and Workshops

Sound Frequency Group Healing This powerful technique will allow you to experience greater harmony & peace within, by raising up your vibration, balancing the energy centres and releasing blocks in the body. Everyone Welcome. Ph Roslyn: 0488 080 285

Make your own furniture workshop

Palmwoods Town Square Grand Opening and Street Party, from 3pm


Witta Carols by Candlelight in the church grounds, 295 Witta Road, 7pm-8pm


Nambour Community Carols, 4-8pm at Showgrounds


Eckankar Tewantin, CWA Hall, 6-7.30pm Jennifer: 0429 957 989


Montville Gallery, meet the artists, Kendall and Brydie: 11am to 1pm


Solstice Roots at Crystal Waters


Kenilworth Community Christmas Eve Event 5-9pm at Kenilworth Showgrounds

See Luthier Doug Eaton at Maleny Sunday Market, RSL Hall

Lost Treasure Market, 9am-5pm, Maleny Community Centre

bDifferent Dance Academy holiday workshop 9 - 3pm

Montville Village Association Carols on the Green, 7pm







One-day workshops making funky functional furniture. identify suitable materials & create your own unique piece using simple wood-working tools. Materials & lunch included $175. Gift vouchers. Ph Richard: 5422 9291 www.richardknightwoodworks.com.au

Bonjour! Want to learn French? Working or planning a holiday where French is spoken? Group classes or one on one only $25/hr in Maleny. Ph Jacques 0438 759 581 or email: cramatte@bigpond.com

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

Essential Elements of Drawing Maleny Sunday Markets are a perfect place to pick up presents for the tree - they host Luthier Doug Eaton on December 10

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for beginners and dabblers. New Thursday Studio Sessions in Montville – creative energy, motivation and inspiration. ArtSpace Western Avenue. For further information Ph Barbie: +61 417 076 815 avenidaonwestern@gmail.com

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

HiNTERLAND TiMES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DECEMBER 2017


DECEMBER is Gift month at HEALTHY


6 Gift selections for your conve p o t r u o nience re Here a

BED-LINEN – the finest range of certified organic sheets and quilt covers on the planet

POTTERY - all locally hand-made by women and men dedicated to their craft

KITCHENWARE stainless steel cookware and utensils for those who appreciate the finest

RECYCLED METALWARE - quirky and ingeniously fashioned into art and homewares

Gift Month Just as in Nature, no two are the same… So it is at Healthy Homewares. We aim for Uniqueness, Beauty, Excellence of design and construction.

Drive in beside the showroom for ample parking and an elevator to both floors. The organic café awaits you.

Authentically MADE with the purpose to enhance your health & well-being


We have created an ever-expanding wonderland for you to explore and find that special something…

FURNITURE - both formal and farmhouse style made from local forest floor logs

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS from the Maleny Florist in the lower floor garden section

Healthy Homewares is an adventure… Come and see our amazing homewares selection and garden centre and relax in our café. There is plenty of parking underneath with an elevator to both levels.

Healthy Homewares is a wonderful outing

Sustainably MADE with respect for our environment


Top of the town, 74 Maple St Maleny www.healthyhomewares.com.au 5429 6557 for Homewares 5494 2651 for the Café | 5494 2683 for the Florist

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Hinterland Times December 2017  

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

Hinterland Times December 2017  

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

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