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Sunshine Coast’s free independent news magazine

June 2014


wedding scenes the hinterland is a sought after destination for brides & grooms

Happy 20th to the UpFront Club! pages 12-14

YOUNG MUSICIAN'S FESTIVAL Lucas Parklands showcases seven talented young musicians to entertain us. page 40


PIRATES OF PENZANCE Maleny Singers will shine with the Gilbert and Sullivan classic

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JUNE 2014

A celebration in June Winter is popular on the hinterland, a time for long bushwalks, relaxed meals and cosy log fires. June's HT is a celebration; of twenty years for the Upfront Club, on a marvellous 77th Maleny Show as well as cheering on some locals who are recognised as a state or national leader. Our family took in their first Maleny Show and were captivated by the sheepdogs herding ducks, the show jumping and many varieties of poultry and cattle. The dodgems, showbags and Quota lunch were winners, too. It was good to see so many familiar faces, especially all of the hard working community groups. Remember more images are on our facebook page - I took far too many photos for HT. If you or your organisation holds markets - please

get in touch. HT is developing a special market guide each month that locals and visitors will find invaluable. We are also updating our Gallery Trail to make it more eye catching and easier for people to find out more about the wonderful galleries in our region. Locals and visitors are spoilt for entertainment - you can choose from the Maleny Singers’ Pirates of Penzance performance, a youth classical extravaganza at Lucas Parklands or Louise King's concert at Eudlo. Let's not forget weddings - if you or yours are "getting hitched" read our June wedding feature for the Hinterland Wedding Expo . Six local gardens are featured at Gardening on the

Edge this weekend, it ties in perfectly with council's Green June to encourage sustainable living. If that isn't enough to choose from, there is the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show, a long weekend, school holidays at the end of June and even more on our What's On page. Until next month, Michelle Gilmore

PS We wish Leigh Robshaw the best of health and happiness as she takes some time away from HT, and welcome writer Leeza Baric to the fold.

Making News ... Local artist Joy Roggenkamp's legacy


Muscle on the Mountain: Col Sinclair pulls no punches when it comes to educating mates on prostate cancer


Melissa Borich: Modelling to Meditation – with a national magazine cover

Published first Wednesday of the month


Bringing back the Brush – Rob Clark and his distinctive sign writing


From Alice Springs to Maleny and a little bit of Paradise


Precinct Update from Maleny District Sport & Recreation Club


Out and About: All the Fun of the Maleny Show


CO VE R S TO RY Montville's red phone box is a favourite photo spot for newlyweds. Mooloolah couple, Hayley and Duane Deans chose the hinterland to celebrate their marriage. Hinterland Wedding Expo Feature pages 24-27 Image Marion Jonkers Photography




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Hitch a ride to Brick-a-Brack Lane


NEW WORLD of old treasures will be launched at Crystal Waters Market on June 7. Driving through Conondale Valley you may stumble across an unexpected oasis. On the first Saturday of every month, the sleepy village green at Crystal Waters is transformed into a bustling market-place. June’s market takes on a new dimension with the launch of Brick-a-Brack Lane. Rummage to your heart’s content through recycled and upcycled items. Clothes, tools, utensils; the useful and the curious, can be found here. Treasures Op Shop will host a fun fashion parade featuring pre-loved outfits. Other stalls include locally produced jewelry, veges, cakes, plants, honey, herbs and seedlings, hearty organic meals and light snacks. Visiting musos are encouraged to join local talent at the open mic. The wood-fired sourdough bakery (open every Saturday morning) is a must for lovers of real bread and pastries. Great (local) coffee and a warm welcome await you at this popular community-run market on the green. For information and bookings, contact Lesley on 5494 4779 or;

Halls Creek: A liveable Sunshine Coast?


R. JENNY MCKAY condemns the decision to include a section of Halls Creek in the investigation area for housing development. "Council is not against good planning for the future, but we do not support Halls Creek development on environmental ground and for lifestyle preservation. Pumicestone Passage is vital for ecotourism." She says the interurban break is necessary as an important feature for South East Queensland, "We believe there are opportunities for growth in the Maroochy CBD and Caloundra should government need alternatives for growth in the region." The Residents Association South (Sunshine Coast) agree, stating the inclusion of Halls Creek is unacceptable and it breaches many promises included in the LNP Policy on "A Liveable Sunshine Coast". Andrew Powell, Member for Glass House and Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, said, "We as Sunshine Coast LNP MPs reject the claims of the Residents Association South." "Consistent with our long held position we confirmed with the Deputy Premier, Mayor Mark Jamieson (SCRC) and Mayor Allan Sutherland (MBRC) the State Government's commitment to protecting the inter-urban break. We also committed to deliver better infrastructure and planning." As such, Mark McArdle and Andrew Powell have been tasked with determining, with the Sunshine Coast Council and community, which of the two existing investigation areas - Halls Creek or Beerwah East - will remain in the next SEQ Regional Plan (currently being reviewed). Mark and Andrew recently held on-site visits to both Halls Creek and Beerwah East and the Residents Association South president attended the visits along with key representatives from a variety of community and environmental groups. Mark and Andrew will also be participating in community forums on this matter and undertaking a range of other community consultation activities with the Sunshine Coast community over the coming months.

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When HT commissioned a story on local artist, Joy Roggenkamp, writer Dale Jacobsen was delighted to find out more about her distant relative. Joy's daughter Bronwyn said most people only leave a wardrobe of clothes when they die. When her mum passed away, Dale found the artist left her family a 'joyous' legacy.


For the Love of by Dale Jacobsen




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HIS IS A LOVE STORY. In 1945, Ross McCowan, a law student, met Joy Roggenkamp, a journalism student, at University of Queensland. He had recently returned from active service in Borneo, she was a painter. They were to spend the next 54 years together. I have known about Joy the artist all my life – she and I share a great-grandmother. It was only after a chance meeting with her daughter, Bronwyn McCowan, that I got to know something of this remarkable woman. “She was totally driven to paint,” explains Ross, who describes his late wife as compulsive. “During her early years, with paint being in short supply and prohibitively expensive, she used water colours. That was all she could afford.” But instead of painting still life as most women did, Joy was drawn to the outdoors. She loved landscapes and seascapes. She loved nature. For the rest of her life she explored different techniques unusual in the watercolour world. “A turning point for her was studying with Jon Molvig around 1958,” explains Ross.

“She was using a delicate sable brush that I had bought for her. It cost me £5 ($500 in today’s money). Molvig snapped the brush in two and handed her a two-inch brush, saying: ‘use this, and throw the paint about.’ It was the making of her.” Ross left uni to enter a real estate business, ultimately becoming a very successful developer. By then, the couple had three children (Pat, Bronwyn and Paul) and Joy found the space and financial backing to devote herself to her art. Her friends read like a who’s who of the art world and included: Margaret Olley, Jon Molvig, John Rigby, Albert Tucker… She had a special friendship with Kathleen Mccarthur. The two women spent many hours wandering the wallum on the Sunshine Coast, sketching and painting. Joy’s list of art awards is truly impressive, but the one she held dear was Sydney’s Wynne Watercolour Prize which she won in 1962. Through it all, Ross unselfishly assisted and promoted his wife.

Opposite page: Sixteen-year-old Joy Roggenkamp Above: Bronwyn and Ross McCowan, in the gallery Ross built for his wife, Joy Far left: The young McCowan family Left: Joy Roggenkamp and Ross McCowan Below: Plaque marks the place where Joy’s ashes are buried by the door to the gallery

“Guess who did all the framing? Guess who transported paintings all over Australia?” laughs Ross. “And guess who got the cheques?” Even after all these years, his eyes still smile with pride when he talks about her. Molvig painted Joy’s portrait in 1963 for the Archibald Prize. It made the list of finalists, but contrary to public opinion, did not win. That painting now hangs in the UQ Art Museum, returning Joy to the campus where she studied years before. Molvig was to win the Archibald in 1966 with his portrait of Charles Blackman. In 1983, with the children gone, Ross and Joy decided it was time for a change. In some ways it was a very difficult time, but Joy painted on regardless. They moved to Maleny where Ross built a studio beside their new home. It remains stacked with an unbelievable number of paintings. Two other awards hold pride of place in the McCowan home. In 1997 Joy received the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the arts and a long career of art judging, both at a very high level, and the Annual Handicapped Children’s Competition, which she judged for over 20 years. Beside this medal sits the Kellion Medal awarded to people who have survived diabetes for 50 years. Joy had lived with diabetes since the age of 12. “She was a role model for people with diabetes,” says Ross. “She dealt with it in her own quiet way, injecting, then getting on with life.” The illness finally took Joy in 1999, devastating Ross.

Bronwyn returned to Maleny to be near her father. “There is no denying I have inherited some of Joy’s talent for painting,” laughs Bronwyn, “but I am not as driven as she was. I love painting and sketching, attending classes and workshops, but I have never had an exhibition. Maybe I will, one day.” As so often happens, Joy’s paintings are becoming sought after since her passing. Ross was contacted by many galleries including QUT (who now own around 40), UQ (with 20) and Queensland Art Gallery. In 2001, artist Elizabeth Duguid approached Ross, suggesting an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery as a memorial to Joy. Ross says: “all of Joy’s paintings were in heaps, mostly unframed. Liz got me motivated to get them sorted. Sir Zelman Cowan, a long-time family friend, opened the exhibition. It was a brilliant success!” With so many people interested in Joy’s paintings, Ross thought it would be nice to have at least some them on permanent display. “It wasn’t terribly practical having such works of art stored away in drawers. I wanted to design a proper gallery with full gallery fittings.” The result is a beautiful space next to his home in Maleny. The gallery is separated into three spaces, each themed. I sat in one of the deep leather lounges, lost in the world that so obsessed Joy Roggenkamp. By the door is a plaque dedicated to Joy, wife and mother. Her ashes lie beneath one of Ross’s prize camellia bushes.

“It’s not a public gallery,” explains Ross, “more a memorial to a woman who shared my life. But if people want to privately arrange small groups to come and view, they would be most welcome.” Further information:



Muscle on tHe Mountain:

raising prostate cancer awareness by Dale Jacobsen

Compared to other cancers, prostate cancer has one of the highest five year survival rates*. Despite this, screening is not always on men's minds, even when risk increases with age and family history. Muscle on the Mountain brings out the issue in a way that few in Maleny can ignore.


f you think you’re going to go through life performing like a Hudson Straight 8, I’m sorry, that’s not going to happen.” Col Sinclair does not pull his punches when it comes to educating his mates on prostate cancer awareness. Col is a big man with a big heart and big ideas. This year, the fourth Muscle on the Mountain Show & Shine event promises to be huge. “Each year we have doubled the number of cars and the amount we raise for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.” It was Col’s wife, Ellison, who kicked off the idea of fundraising back in November 2010. “I was concerned that women are very informed about breast cancer, but men aren’t so informed about prostate cancer." "I put it to some friends that we could hold a men’s BBQ breakfast to raise awareness of men’s health. I got three other couples to agree to invite two or three people each, and then asked the Maleny Show Society if we could



use the Quota building at the showgrounds. Over 60 people turned up! When their bellies were full, I asked them to open their wallets. We raised $1,100 for the PCFA,” says Ellison. The question was, what is the next step? In 2011, Col and two mates, Michael Svenson and Peter Bundesen, who share a love of muscle cars (V8s, for the uninitiated), reckoned they could stage a Show & Shine Day at the showgrounds. “I suggested we call it Muscle on the Mountain,” grins Col. “It’s an obvious play on words, and people find it amusing.” Once again, the Maleny Show Society sponsored the event which attracted 140 cars. Not just muscle cars either. Col, Michael and Peter decided from the outset they would accept all cars, including vintage and veteran. They raised $3,100. In 2012, there were 240 cars and $6,100 raised; last year, 480 cars and a whopping $12,000, all through a gold-coin entry donation. “It was a huge success,” said Col, obviously chuffed at the results. “We had up to 4,000 people in Maleny for the day. Some of them even tossed us money as they were leaving.” On Sunday July 4, “Maleny will be bopping,” according to Col. Officially, the Muscle on the Mountain Show & Shine happens from 7am to 1pm on the showgrounds oval. “We are thrilled that Bowden’s Museum will be bringing a car for the show, most likely a famous race Mustang from the '60s, to celebrate 50 years of Ford Mustang.” As with any Show & Shine event, there will be trophies for the best cars. Col has put his skills of working with wood and metal to good use. Owners of the top Australian Ford, Australian Holden, American Muscle car, European Muscle car, Veteran and Vintage vehicles will each take home one of Col’s hand-crafted trophies of polished stainless steel. “It is a great family day out,” explains Col. “Plenty of cars and food stalls.” Local businesses have supported the event. In 2012 Kellyfield Camellias hosted an open day, raising $1800 and last year Colin James donated $1 for every ice-cream sold on the day, raising $300. Col will be meeting with the Chamber of Commerce in June to encourage local businesses to continue their enthusiastic involvement. I asked Col what he would like to see down the track. “Personally, I’d like to see a Show & Shine event featuring Hot Rods. They are my first love. Also, a Rock’n’Roll dance and a cruise around points of interest such as Mary Cairncross. Really, the sky’s the limit.” Col grew up in Maleny. Like many youth at the time, he found it necessary to move to Brisbane to find employment, but returned in 1984 and in 1987 started his own business, Sinclair Aluminium. Ten years ago, he semi-retired and took on the job of groundsman and maintenance for the Maleny Show Society. “I’ve never been busier,” he laughs. It’s in Col’s genes to do things for the community. A fourth generation local (his great-grandfather, William Sinclair of ‘Bill and the Bear’ fame, arrived in 1886), Col is the son of Roslyn Sinclair AM. Roslyn came to Maleny in 1948 to nurse at Maleny hospital where she remained until 1983. She was a founding member of the Women’s Hospital Auxiliary and instrumental in setting up the kindergarten. In 2000, she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia medal ‘For

Opposite top: Cars filled the oval for last year’s Show & Shine (Image Gail Denver) Opposite below: Col Sinclair with one of his hand-crafted trophies Top: 1959 Chrysler Imperial proudly on show at 2013 Muscle on the Mountain. (Image Gail Denver) Left: Col and Ellison Sinclair are a driving force behind prostate cancer awareness Right: Immaculate interior of a 1959 Chrysler Imperial. (Image Gail Denver)

service to the community of Maleny, particularly as an initiator of and contributor to a range of educational, welfare, service and health groups’. It’s no wonder Col is serious about educating men to take an interest in their wellbeing. “Get yourself a doctor, have a blood test. It’s easier than checking oil on the dipstick on your motor car.” That’s Col Sinclair’s motto. More information: Shane or Phil 0474487503 Email: Facebook: Muscle on the Mountain Show & Shine Day, Maleny *


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Melissa Borich: ENJOYING THE MOMENT A national magazine features Maleny’s Melissa Borich on the cover of their June edition. While Melissa is no stranger to gracing the pages of fashion magazines, these days her focus is on health and inner beauty.

By Leeza Baric


HE AUSTRALIAN YOGA Magazine photographed one of Melissa’s vinyasa sequences, (yoga flows) on location at her new studio and in yoga wear that she designed. They have also reviewed her new Mindfulness Meditation CD. “It’s a beautiful circle of common threads, bringing everything together,” Melissa says. Melissa describes herself as calm, content, and a “glass half full” woman, “but my mother would say that I’m a strong woman also,” she smiles. Melissa’s experiences as an international model, co-business owner of Piece of Me, designer of yoga wear, yoga and meditation teacher, mother of Chloe, Holly and Eli and wife of Kevin Borich (Australian rock legend), has taught her that the most important thing in life is to appreciate living in the present moment. Melissa’s Healing Space is beautiful with rays of light crossing the studio and is set amongst tall gums on her 80 acre property. However it’s Melissa’s warm and inviting personality that immediately makes you feel relaxed. We sat on the verandah in the morning sun, sipping green tea as Melissa told me her life story. “I’ve always had a love for yoga and I did it quite diligently starting from my teens...what kept drawing me back to yoga was the way it made me feel on every level, mentally, physically and emotionally.”

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When Melissa moved to Maleny, she trained with Adam and Akash Bornstein from Radiant Light Yoga who firmly believed in the benefits of practising yoga and meditation daily. “If you look at self-discipline as self-love and nurturing, then looking after yourself takes on a whole different meaning. We can find twenty minutes to scroll through Facebook or post images on Instagram or do anything but meditate, sit still, or be quiet and attempt to still the mind,” Melissa says. “When Kevin was diagnosed with cancer, the prognosis wasn’t good, the children were very young and I was starting up a business... but I never felt unsupported from a spiritual sense... I felt incredibly present and it enabled me to ask the right questions and be a very wise carer.” “We integrated a holistic approach with his orthodox treatment. I really liked the Ian Gawler Foundation ethos, so I decided to learn a little bit more about the Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation they shared.” Melissa believes that her daily practise of yoga and meditation “makes everything seem a lot sweeter. You seem a lot more content with what you have rather than focusing on what you haven’t.” “I’m eternally grateful to my teachers and to these practises that have been shared with me and I feel very strongly about sharing with others because they’ve been such a wonderful and profound experience in my daily life and also...helped to keep me well while I was helping to keep Kevin well and the family well.” “I don’t deem myself a healer, it’s more about coming here, sharing practises that have worked for me... bringing balance back. I address how to do this in the courses that I run, taking a holistic approach.” When I ask Melissa how she juggles being a mother, carer when Kevin was sick and running two businesses, she is adamant that she is not a superwoman. “If you are trying for perfection, let it go. Something has to give. The idea of perfection in women creates an inferiority complex and that they’re not worthy.”

Melissa believes that we don’t often hear about the support network, for example: family support, or the cleaner, gardener or opting for take away food rather than wholesome home cooking, for other women who seem to be able to juggle it all. “What I have come to learn from my broad experience of working with different people... is that something has to give.” “So for me modelling had to give and I was quite comfortable with that. I’d done years of it and it served me well and I was definitely moving more from the outer to the inner into a more meditative place.” “My [business] partner, Wanita and I set up Piece of Me so that we were not in it every day. We shared the workload, so the shop for me was beautiful. ” Wanita and Melissa have both agreed that it’s time to move on and advertised the business for sale. Melissa discusses how some people believe they work well under pressure but states, “I think a lot of people don’t realise... that’s not how we were meant to be. A lot of people have forgotten how to truly relax and just be. We are so conditioned to fill every minute and to glorify the fact that ‘I’m so busy, I’ve got so much going on’, because to most people – that is success.” To Melissa, success is enjoying the moment, being with her family and sharing what she has learnt over the years about health, nutrition, yoga and meditation. Her ‘Being a Woman Workshop’ on June 8 is about teaching women healthy lifestyle choices to create overall wellbeing in body, mind and spirit. Melissa says, “It’s really simple but very’s about bringing life to your life.” For more information: Opposite top: Kevin and Melissa Borich with the magazine cover (Image Brent Couling) Opposite below: Melissa meditating in her studio Below: Melissa’s Healing Space at Curramore

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Bringing Back th e Brush by Dale Jacobsen

Walk along the High Street of any town or village, and you get the feel of the place. It is subtle, but the style of buildings, the produce sold and the signs advertising the businesses all play a part. In a world dominated by computer-generated sign-writing, Rob Clark feels he can make a difference by enhancing the village atmosphere that sets Maleny apart. Above: Rob Clark Bringing Back the Brush Right: It takes a big commitment to really master the brush


OB CLARK came to sign-writing fresh out of school during the ‘70s, before computers took over the industry. He would arrive at work early to practice his brush skills. Unfortunately, all his employer wanted was a low-cost labourer. “He told me, ‘forget about being a sign-writer Clarky, you haven’t got what it takes’. It was the best thing he could have said,” explains Rob. Two years into his apprenticeship, Rob found himself out on his own, taking with him a determination to prove he did have what it takes, and a set of brushes given to him by the original owner of the firm. Years of needing to earn a living to support his family meant accepting change. “But following the trend into digital work quashed my creative instinct,” explained Rob. “Ninety-five per cent of work was computer generated, almost negating brushes. All signs ended up looking the same old same old.” All that changed about three years ago when he saw a call from Queensland Rail for artists to create murals on metropolitan railway stations. The allimportant words jumped out at Rob. All work is to be done by brush!



Rob successfully applied for the position. Cleaning, preening, oiling and shaping his brushes made him realise how much he had missed them. He worked with 45 artists on the project, creating many murals including one of old Queenslanders at Wooloowin Station. At long last, Rob’s skills were again relevant, honoured and respected. The best job was at Wacol Station. The brief called for the theme of Caring for Animals, through QR’s sponsorship of the RSPCA. Appropriately, Rob took over the old vet’s building at the top of Maple Street in Maleny where he and a team of local artists worked till they dropped for two months, creating panels, some as large as 12 metres x 3 metres. “It was a huge mission to complete, and a big turning point for me,” says Rob. “The brush was alive in my hands again.” And so Rob Clark Sign Art was born. His motto is Bringing Back the Brush. “I am a free spirit, and love to work with each client to achieve something unique and beautiful.” His first project in Maleny this year was the makeover of Maleny Butchery. “It’s not just a case of writing a sign on a job like this,” explains Rob. “I look at the whole picture: the style of the building; the overall aesthetic , the nature of the business including perhaps the character of the owners so I reflect their love for their product or service, and how to maximise what I call The WOW factor. It is mostly intuitive.” In the past 12 months, Rob has completed at least ten major signs in Maleny, (including Organic Bliss, Green Printery, Tastes of Africa, The Marketplace, Maleny Bakery and the very colourful sign for Paradise Furniture and Décor) with others lining up. At the time of writing, he is preparing for a very exciting project: the Upfront Club. “I am hugely excited at the potential of this job. The building is positioned right in the middle of town, with an amazing aspect as you come up the street. It lends itself to powerful artwork, something different and new in town.”

By the time you read this article, this masterpiece will be well underway, sure to be the talk of the town. Rob is very keen to pass on his skills to others, but as a mentor, not a boss. Rob says: “This trade can live on but it needs the right people with a passion for it. It takes a big commitment to really master the brush. There is a great appreciation for hand-crafted work up here on the Range, and that’s just one reason I love to call it home.” Like so many local artists, Rob has more than one string to his bow. Over two years ago he was in need of support. He hoped to find a men’s group where he could talk through what was going on for him, but didn’t find one and so began the Maleny Men’s Group. He had previously undertaken a life-changing nineweek Common Ground programme run by Men’s Wellbeing (a non-religious volunteer association), which gave him the grounding he needed. “Our local Group has been a small success,” says Rob. “Over the time 30 or 40 men have passed through, many saying they really appreciated the support of other men.” The men’s group is on hold for now while Rob supports the organisation of the 22nd annual Manshine Men’s Gathering at Ewen Maddock Dam in June. “I love and respect those at Men’s Wellbeing. They make a big difference in the lives of many men and boys, including mine, and now it’s good to give something back.” As Rob picks up his brush to put finishing touches to the Paradise sign he is working on, he laughs: “Doing a sign can be fun, I often make it up as I go along and then I’ll step back and say, Ahaaa, so that’s what I was going to do!”. More info on Rob Clark Sign Art: More info on Manshine:



H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y,

The UpFront Club is 20! Maleny is famous for its cooperative culture, demonstrating what can happen when an idea has the power to inspire people and the people have the courage to listen to their hearts, follow their dreams and are willing to commit to putting in, usually a very large amount of effort, often years of sustained energy to create something, that is often, quite out of the box! The idea of Maleny having an alternative to the Pub, was first seeded when I was an artist in residence at the small state school in Theodore. Each Friday afternoon the teachers took me to the local pub. I was intrigued to learn, the owner of the pub had died and left it to the community, it was set up under a cooperative structure. I was excited at the thought “We can do this in Maleny”. So when I got back, I told my friend, Billy Abbott, then we spoke to Jill Jordan and I could see the sparks of interest. We put the idea around and the seed germinated, with a bunch of people keen to explore the idea.

Opening night of Maleny Cooperative Club - 1 July 1994

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VISIT BY Maleny woman Jill Jordan and friends to the Hotel Theodore on Labour Day weekend 1993 percolated an idea. A vision grew and the planning of a cooperative club for Maleny gained momentum. This year the Upfront Club celebrates its twentieth birthday. In those early years there had been ongoing disquiet among members of the community who sought a meeting place other than the local pub. The vision was to create a place for families, youth, cultural activities and social interaction inclusive of the whole community. On returning from Theodore armed with history of the Theodore Hotel Cooperative Association formed in 1949, an initial steering committee and small working parties were formed. This led to the foundation meeting on 9 May 1994. Fifty people signed the attendance book. It was at that meeting that the Maleny Cooperative Club Society Limited was birthed. Also, at that initial meeting the subject of a name arose followed by a brainstorming session which carried forward to the opening night two months later. Names such as Bunya Club, Bunyip Club, Jovial Club, Hot Gossip, Trivias, Obi Club and Good Time Café were on the list.* Dale Lorna Jacobsen recollects, ‘I was on a 12-day Great Walk organised by the Queensland Folk Federation. Halfway through, Paul Lawler said he was going to Maleny to take part in a meeting to form a new club in town. Although I still lived in Brisbane, I had a block of land in Maleny, so asked if I could come too." "Paul and I rolled up to a room so full of people many sat on the floor. Billy Abbot led the spirited discussion, part of which was to vote on the name. He read out a list that had been submitted, and someone yelled from the back of the room, "Why not call it the Upfront Club then we can have a restaurant behind which we can call the Outback Café!" That was it! We then voted to christen it the Upfront Club, took out membership and became founding members.’ Ann Jupp, secretary of the cooperative for twelve years said, ‘From the onset, Maleny Kitchen in Maple Street was the preferred place for our club. It was because of its ambience and the fact that the proprietors were ready to sell. It was serendipitous…it just all came together.’ Ann added that the support of landlord Ian McDonald made all the difference.

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Above left: Upfront Coffee Club 2004 Above right: Danny Rose – Upfront Club’s Music Manager

‘He was prepared to give us a ninety-nine year lease and reasonable rent. And, to this day Ian is still one of our greatest supporters visiting the club pretty much on a daily basis.’ The grand opening of the Club was on 1 July 1994. ‘How exciting it was. Everyone was so puffed up about the opening and having a place of our own. It was very upbeat, the room was buzzing! And I sat out front writing receipts for new memberships,’ recalls Ann. LETS (Local Energy Trading System) has been part of the Upfront Club since its beginnings. This cashless trading system to date has supported the club in various ways including maintenance and the purchase of items for the club. In turn the Upfront Club offers LETS members a coffee card and meals for ‘bunyas’ the trading unit for this area. Another stalwart of the Upfront Club and one described as ‘a rock’ is Harry Whitehouse. Harry, one of the originals, was licensee for fourteen years. ‘I was attracted to the spirit of the thing. It cut across the staid, established mindset of the village at the time. And, as a result, we met a lot of opposition. Some were dead against it and did everything they could to stop us,’ said Harry. When asked if this new club was seen by some as a hippie, drug culture club, Harry replied. ‘Yes! Well, that’s what they stigmatised us as but of course it was nothing of the sort. We were basically responsible people with a different point of view. And they couldn’t understand that. We eventually won some of them over and they became members. We were about having fun!’ Member Robin Clayfield recounted, ‘My most precious memory was walking away from the foundation meeting feeling honoured and thankful to have met Harry Whitehouse and feeling what a great initiative a Co-op Club was to draw in and connect people from all walks of life and all ages.’ Danny Rose, the Club’s Music Manager for the past eighteen years has also played an integral part in the development of this cooperative. Danny was there in the beginning sharing his musical talents at the opening of the club. ‘It was hard going in those days because we had to perform totally unplugged,’ he said.

Douglas Bailey - volunteer

Harry Whitehouse

As well as local acts, interstate and international artists have also had the pleasure of playing at the Upfront Club. ‘Nano Stern is a young Chilean artist of international note. His manager tracked us down and said he wanted Nano to play in places like the Club,’ said Danny. The Upfront Club is a place where creativity and friendships thrive. Events such as theatre restaurant and fundraising auctions have made their mark. The Folk Club, Art Exhibition openings and Welcome Mat feature monthly and the 11.00am Coffee Club meets daily. In the spirit of a cooperative the Upfront Club belongs to its members and stands as proof that when people get together with a common goal they achieve great things. The Club’s membership currently stands at around 700. ‘It was an experiment that succeeded in spite of financial difficulties. It was a worthwhile experiment and now it’s an integral part of the community. I am very pleased we are still here. That’s an achievement in itself…and long may it continue,’ said Harry Whitehouse beaming with pride. For more information go to and * Veronica Davidson told HT: "The suggestion of Feral Club, brought a roar of laughter, as the Maleny Folk Festival was being blamed for attracting “Ferals” by a lady who didn't like the festival."

Congratulations on planning Congratulations your wedding day!

If you are planning your special day we can make it as memorable as the Mountain itself and as unique as you are!

Hinterland Winter Wedding Wedding Expo Come and see us on Sunday 15th June from 9am to 4pm. We We will be exhibiting along with many other supplies in St Mary’s Hall at Montville. Also the restaurant will be open for inspection. So why not come for lunch and be inspired.

18 Lawyer Street, Maleny on the banks of the Obi Obi Creek

Ph: (07) 5429 6543 HINTERLAND TIMES – JUNE 2014


H A P P Y B I R T H D AY, T H E U P F R O N T C L U B I S 2 0 !

You’re invited to a Garden Party

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HE UPFRONT Club is still trading, holds Green Table Accreditation and has been recognised for its training program, community garden and environmental practices. The UpFront Club is Queensland's only co-operative restaurant, owned by its members, and also provides a welcome venue to local musicians and artists to showcase their talent. The small stage in this homey space holds witness to many exquisite and impromptu music nights. Great food and drink, art and entertainment are the hallmark of "The Club", with an emphasis on local, fresh and original (that goes for food, entertainment and art!) Come for the food, the coffee and the atmosphere - linger a while to enjoy all the Club has to offer.

by Veronica Davidson


OR 20 YEARS the Up-Front Club has been a safe and welcoming place for locals and visitors to meet, eat, drink, be entertained and befriended, contributing significantly to the whole culture of Maleny. The older members are looking to pass on their love and attachment of the club to younger members. Join in on Tuesday July 1, from 3.00pm onwards for an afternoon Garden Party at the club to acknowledge and celebrate. A fun day, full of nostalgia, sharing photos and stories, catch up with old and make new friends and renew your membership. For the ones who like to party, I am sure it will continue into the evening and musicians are welcome to come along and entertain. Those new to the area or club are welcome. Please book 5494 2592 Veronica is collecting stories and photos, if you have a good one, please send them to

UFC Staff host a ‘Celebration of Colour’


E’RE AN ARTY bunch of staff at the Upfront Club and Maple Street Co-op – we can paint like Monet, draw better than Leonardo da Vinci and compose a photograph to rival any of Anne Geddes! And from the middle of June, we get to prove it by hosting our own, staff only art exhibition, the ‘Celebration of Colour’. Coinciding with the club’s 20th birthday celebrations, it all kicks off from 6pm on Thursday, the 19th of June for 4 weeks only. Party on down opening night, as it will be full of colour, fun and your chance to leave your very own artistic mark on the club…





Postcard from ...

La Charente

by Bryan & Val Hughes Well known hinterland identities, Val and Bryan Hughes have left Maleny for a home swap in rural France. They tell us of their adventures...

Opposite: The guests gather, the tables are set, all ready to "manger" in the Salle de Fete, Passirac. Val's there in the centre. Val about to tuck into an 'aillet", at the Brin d'Aillet luncheon. Wild yellow iris growing by the road to La Petit Maine Right: Val a short time later with her new french friend, Patrick, one of our "chasseur" hosts."

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Did I mention the wine? No? Let’s see…carafes of vin blanc and then vin rouge and some time during the repast vin rose appears also. One in our group demonstrates rather a deft touch at garnering extra bottles as required from the passing volunteers…bravo Ian!!! By the way, its now about 6.30 in the evening, but no one’s looking at the clock and that’s quite, quite OK. Delicious coffee is served, demi tasse style, accompanied, naturally, by après-dinner drinkies. Two members of the Chasse, bottles crooked in the elbows, look after our table. One has the cognac (and soft drink filler…iiiffff asked for), his partner offers bubbles. They reach the end of the table and start back down again. Bravo! Of course, this banquet is not at the total largess of our new very good friends, les chasseurs. No, no: one has to contribute a whole 20 euros to the Chasse coffers. It’s a week later and, having by now recovered, dear Barbara has us at her nearby walking village of Rioux-Martin to participate in a traditional Charentaise “Brin d’Aillet”, a meal in celebration of garlic. The aillet is a sapling of immature garlic, 3 months old and 20 cm high. The bulb has not yet developed cloves and looks rather like a spring onion. Quite sweet to eat. Each place in the Salle is set with two aillets and bread. The first course is pate eaten with the bread which is first smeared with the aillets. The second course is garlic and cheese omelette, as much as one can eat. The trays of omelette just keep on coming out from the makeshift kitchen in the attached barn. A dressed green salad and cheese course follows while strawberries and ice cream finish this memorable luncheon, a mere three hours long. By now in this little narrative, I’m sure I don’t have to mention the vino…the reader can safely assume a bountiful supply, and we do have Ian on hand to garner more as needed. Useful chap, is Ian! Wonderful atmosphere. Wonderful people. Bon Appetit to all our friends.

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Help your diners find you ... by placing an ad in the Where to Eat pages. Phone 07 5499 9049 or email for more information. 14,000 free copies distributed across the range and Sunshine Coast. HINTERLAND TIMES - DECEMBER JANUARY 2014 HINTERLAND TIMES – JUNE 2014

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Delicious dining awards on again

Colin James scoops 4 Gold and 4 Silver


HIS IS THE third year the Montville Chamber has sponsored the Range Restaurant and Café Awards. This year we are excited to announce that we will be partnering with a number of local organisations and anticipate that this year we will have many more restaurants and cafes willing to take up the challenge. In the lead-up to the Real Food Festival, our aim is to increase the profile of our area as a food destination and showcase our wide range of dining venues from quirky cafes to fine dining restaurants. Our local delicious dining options will be starring on a major tourism initiative, Restaurant Australia. High profile Hinterland Tourism foodie, Martin Duncan of Freestyle Escape Cooking School will be busy keeping the focus on food throughout the range ensuring the Sunshine Coast Hinterland shines on Restaurant Australia.

Culinary Creations – Elements at Montville

You’re invited to the ß Montville ß State School Fundraising Dinner Everyone is invited on Friday, 4 July. There will be a fantastic fundraising dinner at Flaxton Gardens - Georgina & Alan Thompson’s wonderful function venue. Please pop this date on your calendar and please start talking about it to others. They are also be keen to hear from any people who would like to donate goods or services towards the fundraising activities of the night. All proceeds are for MSS Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden. For more information please contact Montville State School 5452 1333.



We encourage all local residents and business owners to go out and support these fantastic venues from casual coffee havens to fine dining restaurants. Rate your dining experience and be in the draw for dining vouchers from participating restaurants and cafés. Last year voter feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The Range Restaurant and Café Awards challenges locals and visitors to indulge in the tastes of the Hinterland and discover the delicious delights that await. From early July, get ready to rate your dining experience and share your story. The categories include food quality, service, ambiance and value for money. This year Hinterland Tourism, Maleny Commerce and the Real Food Festival will be supporting the Montville Chamber’s Range Restaurant and Café Awards. The competition will be launched at the Flaxton Gardens Christmas in July fundraiser July 4 and runs until the first week of September. The fundraiser is a partnership with Montville State School. Money raised will provide much needed funding for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden at Montville State School. Get ready to share our food haven and feature the fresh produce, the stunning places and the welcoming locals who make dining on the Range an experience to remember.


OLIN JAMES Fine Foods entered eight products into the Queensland Food and Wine Show for the Brisbane Ekka and what a result they achieved. Gold for the vanilla, pistachio and roast almond gelato plus another gold for the watermelon and mint sorbet! They scored silver for the rest. Cole Cunningham (pictured) from Colin James Fine Foods said, "We're lucky to live in an area where we receive beautiful Guernsey milk straight from the Hopper's farm. Some days it arrived from Maleny Dairies only a few hours old." Congratulations Cole and the team, make sure you pop into the store and try out the prize winners.


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Everything you need to organise your


Wedding ... Image Marion Jonkers Photography


HE WEEKEND of the 15th June is a great time to visit if you are planning a wedding. The Hinterland Wedding Expo is on again 10am to 4pm, Sunday June 15. Everything you could need to organise your big day is on display here. This year’s expo will be held at the Montville Village Hall and St Mary’s Hall and Village Green right in the heart of Montville. Whatever your choice of wedding style or budget, you can be assured of some gorgeous displays with samples, information, advice and stunning catwalk experience. Check out our wedding dress designers, florists and make-up artists while you enjoy a complimentary drink and canapés.

There are so many little extras to organise: photographers, hairdressers, make-up artists, celebrants, florists, cake decorators, invitation suppliers, hire cars, buses for bigger groups, honeymoon accommodation even pre-wedding massages. It is a timesaver when they are all under the same roof. Admission is free, so bring your partners, mums or girlfriends to help and pick up your map of participating 'open house' venues from the wedding expo on the day. Come and see exactly why the Hinterland region has become the premier wedding location in south-east Queensland - and unforgettable destination for your perfect wedding day.

Brides: clear your brain clutter by Angie Walker from Temple Massage


RE YOU LOOKING to relax before your wedding? All the women would love a massage at your hen's party or you could enjoy a massage with your husband for your honeymoon.



These days, we all tend to do far too much brain work. The more we use our brains, the more likely our ki or energy will rise into our heads. If this is not balanced it can result in headaches, upper neck and shoulder pain, brain fog, and general fatigue. To balance this, we need to quieten our minds and allow time for our brains to be still. Our “Escape” package is designed to do exactly that, quieten the mind and balance the body. We apply your choice of relaxation or deep tissue massage techniques to sooth the nerves and target areas of pain/tension. A dedicated face, scalp and neck massage relieves pressure & releases tension. We treat the temples and fascia of the scalp, TMJ (jaw area) and apply lymphatic drainage to the face and neck to assist in removing fluid and toxins. Our botanical aromaceutical oils and hot towels add another level of sensory relaxation. The experience is completed with reflexology to harmonise and balance the body and mind: the perfect way to clear brain clutter and rejuvenate the mind and soul.

Pre and Post Wedding Gatherings – how to make them special

by Pomodoras on Obi


BEAUTIFUL trend has emerged as couples break free of the traditional wedding ‘rules’ and create their own unique celebrations. Borrowing from different cultures where weddings are celebrated over several days, there’s been a rise in pre and post wedding gatherings. These meal-centred events give the bridal couple the opportunity to connect in a more relaxed way with friends and family or even invite people who may not be attending the wedding. These can include breakfasts, lunches or dinners, with brunches and high teas gaining popularity. The main focus is on connecting, relaxing and either anticipating the forthcoming wedding or celebrating after the event. Often, personal stories are shared and the guests are more willing to open up around a small group. At Pomodoras on Obi in Maleny, the restaurant caters to small or large groups and offers a stunning view over the ever flowing Obi Obi Creek. The bridal party can also prepare for the big day or unwind afterwards in the beautifully appointed cabins. If it’s a small group, catering can be arranged in the rooms so all can enjoy a more private party! As the Hinterland is blessed with a myriad of performing artists. The couple may decide to hire a guitarist to play romantic love songs, a chamber music trio to bring a touch of class or a magician for something a little different. They might sit for a caricature or if the group stays in the cabins, then how about a a foot massage or tarot reading for guests? The gardens at Pomodoras lend themselves perfectly to a

Candice and Alan married in 2013 at Pomodoras, by the banks of Obi Obi Creek. Images: Renee Towers Photography

wedding themed treasure hunt or if a fine day vintage style with garden games & canapés served out on the lawn. Guests might even be lucky enough to spot a platypus. Some bridal couples create a themed event where guests are invited to dress-up, or dress down, or dress as a special character. The couple might choose to arrive on a trike, be canoed up the creek or ride in on horseback! The ideas are only limited by your imagination. Of course, with all the stress on the wedding day, most couples choose a far more simple option of a laid-back meal surrounded by their nearest and dearest. Whichever way you decide to go, make your pre or post wedding occasion one that you’ll remember as fondly as the big day itself. Enjoy!!

Bridal wear with a difference


LLGOOD'S Bridal/John's Formalwear will be featured at the upcoming Hinterland Wedding Expo on Sunday, June 15. Their classic suits and gowns will be a highlight of the fashion parade, held at 3pm on the day, in the Montville Hall. Brides in attendance could win a stunning bridal gown valued at $799, kindly donated by Allgood's Bridal. Designer Heather Allgood will be showcasing innovative bridal designs including their"Highlander" gown and country inspired "Rob Roy" design. Heather said, "Allgood's bridal caters for the bride who likes to add that bit of extra pizzaz to her special day. We have been designing bridal gowns for over thirty years in Queensland and love to add a theatrical touch to our gowns." Allgood's Bridal have been a RAQ fashion awards supreme winner and five times finalist in the prestigious awards and are located at 64 Sugar Road, Maroochydore. Left: James Bond inspired suit styles by John's Formalwear, Maroochydore, will make a statement at the Expo. Right: Gorgeous gowns will feature at the June event




Photography by Marion Jonkers

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HE "WEDDING TREE" or "One Tree Hill" (pictured right) as it has been dubbed by photographers , is a popular spot for wedding photos on Mountain View Road. It has become and icon of the Hinterland wedding scene, and many couples from as far as Brisbane and Maryborough request photographs there. Photographer Marion Jonkers says, "Quite a few photographers come up from Brisbane photographers to go there too. Often on a Saturday afternoon you will see a line up of limousines and fancy wedding cars as bridal parties wait their turn." "It is much published through photos in wedding magazines and couples travel to this spot especially for some romantic photos, particularly on sunset when the light is just perfect." Local photographers know the etiquette- close the gate behind you! Our hinterland photographers also know the most beautiful spots to capture Bride and Groom. From quaint churches, farming backdrops and beautiful national parks to Montville's phone box, they will capture the memories of your special day. Images by Marion Jonkers Photography â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bride and Groom outside Montville Village Hall for their wedding reception. Their Scottish wedding ceremony was at Maleny Botanical Gardens with celebrant Merlin Coughlan last year. Bag Piper, Gordon is also part of the Hinterland Wedding Expo.


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Chrissie Ray – Civil Celebrant You’re unique. You want something tailored just for you – fun, but also tasteful, serious and emotional. I’m unique too – professional, but never boring. I’ll work with you to make it reflect your unique style. Sounds like you? Phone: 5478 6610 Mobile: 0427 945 833

Kari– Marriage Celebrant “THANK YOU for your AWESOMENESS yesterday” “Kari is an exceptional marriage celebrant. She is very warm, down to earth & has a great sense of humour” ... “Kari was one of the vital pieces of our wedding.” Phone: 0437 714 964

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HOTOGRAPHED by Marion Jonkers, Shane and Natalie were recently married at Maleny Manor. The couple had one hundred guests including many from interstate, as Natalie's family live in Tasmania. For many it was their first visit to the Sunshine Coast and they all stayed in the hinterland for the weekend. Shane and Natalie live in Brisbane but were taken back by the relaxed charm and beauty of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland which is why they chose it as the destination for their wedding. The couple honeymooned at Spicers on Clovelly and said they loved it there so much they didn't want to leave. The two wedding cars were Monaros that had been in Shane's family for decades. Service providers for their wedding were Marion Jonkers Photograpy, Mondo Floral Designs, Natalie Hunter Makeup artist, Hair by Nicola Daly of Hair by Nicola and Natalie's gown is from the White Lily Couture Collection. They were married by a Defence Forces Chaplin and had ten people in their bridal party, including a page boy and flower girl.

Ruth Kuss - Wedding Celebrant Photography by Marion Jonkers

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

Flaxton Gardens Tranquil elegance with panoramic views across the Coast. Ideal for superb bridal photographs to treasure. Excellent food, discreet & caring service. Husband and wife team, Alan and Georgina Thompson welcome your ideas to help them create this special day with you. Phone: 5445 7450.

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

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

Wedding Cars of Maleny Are you looking for a vintage or classic car? Do you want to experience the essence of days gone by? Be chauffeur driven through the beautiful countryside of the Hinterland? Then we have the car for you! You will look gorgeous in your wedding photo's for years to come. Ph: 0429 570 725 HINTERLAND TIMES – JUNE 2014


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PRINCIPAL LAWYER with Spencer Shaw

Dying without a Will What happems? In the last two issues of Hinterland Times I have been discussing the requirements of a valid Will. I thought it would be a good opportunity to continue the train of thought with what could happen should you die without a valid will. If a person dies without a valid Will, that person is said to have died “intestate”. Dying without a valid will or ‘intestate’ can be very detrimental to your loved ones and also very expensive. Not only have you given away your ability to decide how your estate is to be distributed and to whom but you also run the risk of the costs of administering your estate increasing drastically and your estate being distributed to unintended beneficiaries. One example of an unintended beneficiary is an estranged spouse from whom the deceased was not formally divorced. That estranged spouse will share in the deceased’s estate under the Queensland intestacy rules despite the deceased and the estranged spouse not being in a relationship at the time of death. The Succession Act sets out the rules to be applied in situations of intestacy. Here are some examples: • If you are married/de facto with no children, your spouse takes 100%; • If you are married/de facto with one child your spouse takes the first $150,000.00 plus the household contents. Assets after this are divided equally between the spouse and the child • If you are married/de facto with two or more children your spouse takes the first $150,000.00 plus the household contents. Assets after this are divided 1/3 for the spouse and 2/3 equally between the children. In situations where you do not have any close relatives the rules provide that your estate must go to relatives that are further removed from you. Another problem with dying intestate is the need for court approval for the appointment of someone to administer your estate. In a will you would appoint an executor of your choice. However with an intestacy, your loved ones would have to apply to the Supreme Court for an administrator to be appointed. In the absence of a suitable person the Supreme Court may appoint the Public Trustee.

Change is in the Air


OW TIME FLIES. It’s been 4 years since my first article for the Hinterland Times and in that time we’ve covered a whole range of ecological restoration topics, hopefully in an accessible, sometimes controversial and even humorous way. Feedback is generally great and that makes my day, but occasionally one stirs up the hornets’ nest ... and that makes my day too! As a paid column I should probably be putting in lots of subtle (tree guards on special now – buy, buy, buy!!!), and not so subtle links (Best Native Plants on the Planet!!!!) to our products and services so as to make it worth our while, but for me I enjoy the opportunity to take you on a journey of my latest ecological vignette whether it be about seeds, trees, weeds, views, carbon, water, fauna etc... Talking about vignette’s, we are fortunate at the moment to have a resident Koala on our block (his name is Keef, one of my daughters assures me). He’s taken up residence in a twenty year old revegetation patch and enjoying the Flooded Gums (Eucalyptus grandis) and somebody forget to tell him that Forest She Oak (Allocasuarina litoralis) isn’t koala habitat because he likes sitting in them also. Surprisingly we didn’t become aware of our resident koala by spotting him in a tree, but by the strong aroma of his presence (a bit like the

smell of a horse stable that’s just been mopped out with Eucalypt oil!) Keef is welcome to stay as long as he’d like and even invite a few friends. He looks robustly healthy which is great, as Chlamydia (an infectious disease) is widespread and a serious threat to Koalas in SE QLD. The opportunity to educate and inspire is at the core of our vision for Brush Turkey Enterprises. A vision that has grown over the last 16 years from a team of 1 to a team of 16 local people earning a living in a career that contributes to positive change on our little planet each and every day. Because even though we get up every day with a passion for restoring and growing our native ecosystems and living within our environment, it’s a drop in the ocean. My thanks goes out to the wider community of bush regenerators, farmers, educators, professionals and in particular landholders, who are also passionate and committed to restoring and growing our native ecosystems, you are amazing! Enjoy the winter, enjoy the change of season, plant some trees for Keef and his mates (and for the sake of the trees themselves) and just as importantly for the sake of your grand children! Cheers Spencer

Soils... OILS MATTER, is a common statement and was the title of a previous Barung article. Throughout our region soils vary a lot, the natural result of our geological history. An understanding of your local soil is useful when preparing the ground for planting trees. Some residents and contractors dig the holes, put down mulch and wait while the mulch breaks down, adding essential organic matter to the soil. Organic material improves soil structure and encourages the growth of soil microorganisms. These microorganisms, particularly fungi, are often involved in supplying nutrients to the plants, which in return supply nutrients to the fungi. Many of the heavy cracking clay soils along the eastern escarpment of the Range are described as self-mulching, meaning that as they wet and dry during successive periods of wet and dry weather, they progressively break down. Large, heavy clods break into


smaller clods and finally become friable soil. The message here is, predig your planting holes (get someone else to do it for you if possible!) and wait. It later becomes very easy to re-dig the hole and plant your tree. If you have access to a tractor with a single tyne ripper, ripping planting lines produces a similar result. Lines on the contour trap moisture as it moves down the slope. If slopes are too steep for machinery to move safely across them, ripping up and down is also satisfactory. It has been suggested that roots will stay in the lines, following the water flow, but they don’t seem to do so in the cracking clay soils. Take advantage of long dry periods to do that early preparation and in as little as 6-8 weeks, those big clods could have broken down. When there has been enough rain to justify planting, the trees will get a really good start. It’s well worth a try.

Test Your Zest with Loors Landscaping FRANZ LOORS ... landscaping the Range for the past 24 years Many back yards have at least one citrus tree. If not, it may be time to plant one! Oranges, mandarin's, lemons, limes, tangelos, pummelo's and cumquats to name a few. Dwarf varieties are also available for smaller spaces or large pots. When selecting your citrus trees, choose varieties that have been developed for our warmer climate, which can minimise the effect of diseases such as brown spot. Also choose varieties that fruit at different times of the year. A well drained soil in a full sun position is best. Planting on a raised mound with rich organic matter will increase drainage. Mulch well, but be sure not to cover the base of the trunk as this could cause collar rot. Fertilise with organic based fertilizers in August and November, spreading the fertilizer away from the base of the tree towards the drip line. Prune when the weather is just starting to warm up, taking



out any diseased or weak limbs and generally forming an open, well shaped tree. There are some pests and diseases that can be easily controlled. Bronze orange bugs or stink bugs suck the sap out of the tree and can be controlled by physically picking them off the tree wearing gloves and eye protection. This is better than using strong insecticides. Leaf miner, aphids and scale can be controlled with white oil or ecooil and white louse scale can be controlled with lime sulphur. Citrus borer can be a big problem if not controlled. They drill holes into the tree trunk leaving tell tale signs of fine sawdust. A piece of wire forced down a newly drilled hole could skewer the culprit. Napthalene flakes pushed into the holes and then sealed with tar is another option. So plant some citrus, and with a little care, you will be enjoying your harvest for years to come.

Paradise in Maleny

Nicola – Top 5 in Australia M

ALENY CRUISE and Travel have always been known to be a bespoke retailer in travel – providing unbiased advice and exceptional service. They are excited to announce that Nicola Rowlingson has been voted as one of the top five finalists in Australia for the Australian Federation of Travel Agents award for Best Retail Consultant of the year. "We are now awaiting with bated breath for the announcement on 19 July at the AFTA National Travel Industry Awards Finalist Dinner in Sydney. A contingent of eight from Maleny will be attending this travel industry event of the year," says Gillian Mills, Manager of Maleny Cruise & Travel. HT wishes you the best of luck, Nicola.

The Malone family outside their new business


ANDY AND HARRY Malone heard Maleny’s call from Alice Springs. They sold up everything last year to take advantage of the combination of beach, bush and city. The change would be thought of as a big deal for most people – three girls and two boys to look after, a new place to settle into and a fresh business venture. But Sandy says ‘Who wouldn’t want to live in such a beautiful place?’ The family are kept busy with their children's activities. The two youngest are at the Goodstart childcare centre, the boys play soccer for Maleny Rangers and Mack – the middle child – has just joined the navy cadets. Celia, the oldest at 17, is studying childcare through Maleny High School. The children all love day trips and the occasional fishing trip (not that anyone has landed much yet!). The pace and variety of life this family has embraced is matched by their range of products they bring to the hinterland. Stepping inside the door of Paradise Furniture & Decor is an amazing experience; the shop is jam packed with unique home wares. ‘We have a real passion for Balinese tropical gardens and decor,’ Sandy says. ‘We import mostly from Indonesia so we can keep our prices very affordable. We’ve been told they are lower than down the coast!’ Sandy and Harry are selective about their ordering. ‘We don’t order too much of the same thing, so we maintain a diverse range. And if there is something a customer particularly wants we will do our best to order it for them.’ Paradise Furniture & Decor has life-sized baby zebra statues, wooden island benches, garden lanterns, buffets, Buddha figurines, bar stools, urns, shelving, mosaic platters and heaps more. The shop is open from Wednesday to Sunday at 2/12 Bunya St, and they offer gift wrapping, lay-bys, gift vouchers and even a gift registry service for weddings and special occasions. Now people can ask, ‘What do a baby zebra and a lantern have in common?’ And the answer is: Paradise in Maleny!

Wiruungga Foundation Forms A

NEW FOUNDATION has been formed to encourage indigenous and other Australians to develop self-reliance: spiritually, physically, socially and economically. The president of the foundation is Wiruungga Dunggiirr (pictured) who is an indigenous Australian and has been involved in cultural teaching for forty years. During this time he had extensive experience in broadcasting, medical service, traditional art and craft and in particular dance. The inaugural meeting of The Foundation will be held at the Community Hall next to the Information Centre in Maple Street, Maleny, at 7pm on June 24, 2014. Any enquiries contact the treasurer Alan on 0475 077 075.

About That Tree with T Tony ony Wootton tree surgeon TONY WOOTTON Tree Surgeon is our local arborist and author, author, meeting the Hinterland’s Hinterland’s tree needs since 1996


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Maleny Community Precinct:

Land of Opportunity Council have reassured HT that all is on track for the Precinct, and that outcomes are positive for the sectors involved. Council met with tourism and business groups onsite last month, and was heartened to hear that this community asset has the potential to provide economic benefit to Maleny and the Sunshine Coast. As an eco-tourism destination, it adds even further appeal to the region. Maleny District Sport & Recreation Club provided HT with this latest update.


HE REAL MAGIC about the Maleny Community Precinct is the opportunity it presents to benefit so many. It’s a good story, with plenty to be excited about”. So says Greg Williams, president of Maleny District Sport and Recreation Club, an umbrella organization that promotes a wide variety of sport and recreation facilities in Maleny. Greg reckons the bigger picture about what’s really happening never gets an airing. “The two former dairy farms that for 90 years saw cattle roaming kikuyu pastures, are now owned by Sunshine Coast Council, and have been rezoned in the 2014 Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme as ‘outdoors sport and recreation’. This reflects the intent of Council when it purchased the land. Plans are reaching finalisation with Council for MDSRC to place mixed equestrian facilities onto an area set aside for sport and recreation” says Greg. “MDSRC wholeheartedly

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supports environmental protection. There is room for all activities”. MDSRC’s Mike Norman has liaised for several years with Council and the Precinct Advisory Group (PAG), the body created by Council for the purpose. He talks of the complex Master Planning process, and the necessity for flexibility under changing economic situations. “It’s been a forward planning exercise, responding to vastly reduced funds. MDSRC long ago conducted an holistic reexamination of the sporting facilities and needs of Maleny and Witta. Maleny Showgrounds, schools, Witta Rec grounds and the MCP collectively provide facilities. Seventeen soccer teams, for example, share facilities at the Showgrounds with Maleny’s equestrian groups, cricket, Maleny Show and others." "Tennis, touch and rugby share at Witta, and the schools accommodate league, athletics, netball and cricket. Our plans for the MCP take the heat off other critical areas, whilst providing for future growth. There is a much greater understanding of how sporting groups can effectively work with each other.” MDSRC lodged a self-funded Equestrian Business Plan for their allotted area with Council in 2012. “We’re looking forward to the transition,” said Regine Deubner of Maleny’s 5th Light Horse Troop, proudly one of Australia’s largest – just one of seven equestrian groups able to access the facilities. “The new field has the room to perform our drills that we just don’t have elsewhere”. Historically, Maleny’s volunteer groups have worked tirelessly – raising funds and applying for grants to secure dozens of facilities – and continue, with widespread support from MDSRC’s 47 member clubs. “There’s work for Council to do” says Mike “especially for development of the Showgrounds and Witta Rec Club. The provision of facilities across all available grounds, sensibly integrated with the environment, is a vision to be achieved by all. ” Shortfalls in recreational space have been a key factor in determining MDSRC’s Precinct plans. Spending thousands of hours over the past six years progressing an agreed Master Planning process, they work hard with Council and stakeholders for optimum outcomes. “Understandably, nothing moves forward on a big project without consensus. Our plans have been agreed to by all, including the green groups. Our pragmatic approach to our leased area allows for the expansion of soccer at the Showgrounds, and equestrian activities can move in stages onto the Precinct when suitable,” he explained. MDSRC hasn’t slowed down whilst waiting, assisting member clubs by providing planning and support to fund new table-tennis, athletics and football facilities.

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Sporting and recreational events typically generate visitors, boosting the town’s economy. MDSRC works closely with business and tourism bodies. “Maleny is already a destination town. We have the additional draw-card of the golf course, now well under way, and the Precinct has successfully hosted a major athletics event for 2 years. Participant feedback is excellent – it was described last month as the best course on the Sunshine Coast. Business benefits from soccer, swimming, equestrian, judo and athletics carnivals – all have the ability to grow with better facilities,” said Greg. “We are currently working with the Sunshine Coast Cross Country Committee, to bid for the Precinct to host an upcoming national series”. “We’re totally focused on working with Council to deliver results. The entire PAG has constantly urged Council to have some of the walking trails opened to the public immediately – even if they are of a temporary nature. Their provision would open up the Precinct for everyone to enjoy." "We’re looking forward to the day when people from all walks of life will enjoy a variety of healthy outdoor activities on the Precinct. The Maleny Precinct, so close to schools and the township, is an absolute treasure, and one to be enjoyed by the entire community.”

IN BRIEF: Hinterland secures RADF funds Projects on the Sunshine Coast will come alive as part of one of the State’s most active arts programs, announced Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay. “The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and regional councils, and the latest round of Sunshine Coast Council grants includes more than $90,000 in funding for 16 projects,” Cr McKay said. Over $50, 000 has been secured for Hinterland recipients and projects, including Shannon Garson, Dr Ray Kerkhove, Sunshine Troupe Inc., Suncoast Clayworkers Assoc Inc, Lisa Blainey-Lewin, Russell Anderson, Arts Connect Inc and Hayden Hack Infusion. Applications for Sunshine Coast Council’s next round of RADF funding will open in July 16, 2014. Opposite: Greg Williams on the sport fields on the MCP Above: The 5th Light Horse Maleny Troop Below: They’re off Cross Country 2014

Qld Regional Achievement and Community Awards Launched in Roma and Townsville, the Awards recognise small to medium size businesses, organisations/groups involved in Events and Tourism, Landcare and the Environment as well as achievements of Individuals and Communities involved in promoting their community. Nominations are in the following categories: • The Prime Super Community of the Year Award • The Peabody Environment and Landcare Award • Origin on behalf of Australia Pacific LNG Regional Service Award • The Reay Services Energy and Sustainability Award • The Buzz Print Events and Tourism Award • The Safeguard Youth Leadership Award As the major prize patron, Commonwealth Bank will present each award winner with a $2,500 Visa Debit Mastercard Account and each winner will have the chance to win a further $2,500. Nominations close Friday August 22, 2014.

Two poetry competitions open now Queenslanders from all walks of life and every corner of the state have a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money and a shot at being published with two poetry competitions calling for entries. Arts Minister Ian Walker urged poets to send their finest lines for the National $4,000 Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry and the statewide $3,000 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. “You could put a pin anywhere on a map of Queensland and that’s where the winners could come from, " Mr Walker said. “The only criteria will be their talent, and regional Queensland has no shortage there. The two poetry awards, funded by the Queensland Government, close 10 July with winners named on 20 August at the opening of the Queensland Poetry Festival. More information is available on



Out & About at the

Maleny Show






1 Ella Johnston and Georgia Goodall with poultry judge, Allen Burton


2 Steph Ferris from Woodford did well in her junior handling division 3 Showgirls and Princesses, 2014 Image Leah Nash 4 Officials launched the 77th Maleny Show Image Leah Nash 5 MSHS Animal Farm's hosts Alicia Barton-Nicholl and Maeve Dennehy help the Brant Family feed the kids 6 Wood chopping action Image Leah Nash

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Maleny Show


7 Competition was fierce Image Leah Nash 8 Amelia, Luke and Melinda Bradbury look at their gingerbread men entered by Conondale School


9 Sam and Rachelle Boxsell with their Evensey Dairy juvenile champ 10 Georgia and Joel Porteous with their winning Brown Swiss 11 Jarrah Warner and his puddle jumpers 12 Maleny Swimming Club members fed scores of hungry show-goers


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How often can you promote your business, help nurture your clients, improve the health of the next generation and all without costing you a cent? Kathy Osborne and daughter Isla congratulate Sandra Ferguson from Crystal Waters Co Operative on joining Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)'s Breastfeeding Welcome Here program. To date, Hinterland Chiropractic, Organic Bliss, Maleny Marketplace and Living Kitchen have also joined the free scheme. It was developed to improve community acceptability of breastfeeding in public through the promotion of breastfeeding friendly premises. These can be everything from a cafe to a hairdresser, community centre or public library. To be eligible, business/organisation must display a welcoming attitude from staff and management, provide a smoke free environment and have room for mothers to move with a pram. Venues can receive a Breastfeeding Welcome Here sticker to display that they welcome breastfeeding on their premises, and then receive a listing on the National ABA website. Kathy has more packs, so interested businesses and public spaces can phone 5435 0311 to find out more.

This year the Blackall Range Visual Artists will be presenting their art work at Maleny Showgrounds in conjunction with Maleny Garden Club’s “Gardening on the Edge” event. Amongst all the gardening splendour you will now have the added pleasure of viewing stunning paintings in oils, acrylic, watercolour and pastel. These are all for sale on June 7 & 8 between 9am–4pm. When the Rowlands bought their 4 acre property eleven years ago, they fell in love with the peaceful surroundings. Jill invites you to the beautiful Conondale valley: their property has a creek, the 'Morvyth Laurie Bridge', cottage garden and even their very own 'Secret Garden', you may even spot a koala or wallaby. Kick off your weekend by coming to the Maleny Show Grounds for the Garden Market where you can pick up your Gardening on the Edge tickets and wander around the stalls featuring plants, garden tools, flower displays, homemade cakes and preserves, refreshments, and more. Ample parking is provided at the showgrounds and each of the gardens. The CWA will provide tea, coffee and lunches at one of the properties.

Tell us your Hinterland Gem!

What do Mary Cairncross Park, Montville Map and History Trail, Kondalilla Falls and Glasshouse Mountains all have in common? They have all featured in our new Hinterland Gems column with the help of Sunshine Coast Destinations. Now we are asking you, our readers, what your favourite Hinterland Gem is. The only condition is it must be something that appeals to locals AND tourists as well (and of course be on the Hinterland). Send in your suggestion, or an image or go a step further and tell us in 300 words or less why it is your Hinterland Gem. Authors and photographers will see their name in print for any work chosen for HT. In selection of future columns, priority is given to natural spaces and places. Email the editor with your suggestions and make the subject: Hinterland Gems.

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The Community Par tnership Funding Program provides annual funding towards operational expenses to not-for or-profit -profit groups that deliver key ser vices and facilities to the Sunshine Coast community unity..

Funded by your Environment Levy vy,, up to three years’ assistance is available towards operational expenses for community organisations whose operations or ser vices contribute to the protection of the Sunshine Coast environment.

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Visit council’s website for guidelines and to submit an expression of interest.

Contact a grants of ficer for more infor mation or assistance: 07 5420 8616 or Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560

Contact a grants of ficer for more infor mation or assistance: 07 5420 8616 or Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560

Applications close 5pm Monday 23 June 2014.

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Breastfeeding Welcome Here

FACES OF THE images and words by Sandra Conte


Rural Ambassador of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is Jane Lillingstone who took out the Maleny Showgirl title in 2013 and went on to win the regional competition. Jane has been appointed to the Rural Ambassador role to support and advocate for young people wishing to become involved; if you see Jane say “Hello” and feel free to discuss how you might get involved especially given the 110th Show anniversary is taking place in 2015. There are five Show Girl/Princess entrants, Taylor Pascoe, Eby Drinkwater, Leah Ehrenberg, Kiara Clark and Alana Marcon, an important part of the youthful input to the event. See the girls at the awards ceremony on Friday June 13, 6pm at the Nambour Showground Main Arena where there will also be a high profile personality opening the event. Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show tickets are highly affordable and have not changed in price for several years; if you’re keen to save even more, pre-purchase tickets now from any Heritage Bank across the Sunshine Coast region or ring the Show Office on 5441 2492. Once you’re in the gate there is exciting free in-show entertainment every night from a Fireworks Friday to Stadium Sky Show Spectacular Saturday and a Monster Truck record attempt on the Sunday evening.


OT ON THE HEELS of the Maleny Show is the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show at the Nambour Showgrounds, running June 13,14

and 15. Billed as the Sunshine Coast’s biggest show, like Rome, the program doesn’t get built in a day with people of all ages already preparing to make it happen. Here’s a glimpse of the contributors from the climes of the hinterland to the kitchens of the coast and they’re appealing to you to show your face at the family-friendly, fun, affordable event. Show Cookery Steward, Beverley Bradford from the Obi Obi has been actively encouraging kids across the region to start their beaters and compete in the cooking section. Beverley said, “As a Show Steward, I naturally have a passion for cooking and can’t go past kids in the kitchen wanting to become part of this fabulous event. Once you get started, you’ll be hooked." "I recently popped into a Stephanie Alexander School Kitchen at the invitation of their instructor Maree Pepper and watched on as the children prepared their best first effort at jam drops. I’d encourage every school across the coast to go to the website and have a go at the categories in the cooking section to make it as exciting as Junior Master Chef or MKR”. Captain Pillager will be appearing on the streets of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show along with other personalities. The Pirate is the alter ego of performance artist Neil Bidner of Mt Mellum who has provided entertainment for seven such Shows. The Captain has a message for show goers “Arrrr, Ahoy ... it's Captain Pillager, sea-faring scoundrel, in fact I’m the scurviest of all the sea dogs. Pillaging and plundering isn't what it used to be so if you’re thinking about farming the high seas like me, come and get a few ideas about farming at the show. I’m looking for a new crew or at least some seafaring strangers to trade in adventures tales. Come Say ‘Ahoy’ me hearties.“

Top: Cookery Show Steward Beverley Bradford of the Obi Obi (back left) with Stephanie Alexander School kitchen teacher Maree Pepper and students Melpin, Xave Clayton and Lizzie Marshall preparing for their show cooking entry. Above: Princess and Show Girl entrants Kiara Clark, Alana Marcon and Leah Ehrenberg

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A passion for music! S

OME PEOPLE love something so much that they never tire of it. Local resident, Evalee Sharples adores music and singing so much that she belongs to two musical groups – the Maleny Singers here on the range and the Oriana Choir down on the coast. Evalee and her husband Mark only moved to Maleny from Caloundra a couple of years ago to be closer to their daughter and her family. Music is obviously in the blood, since daughter Lisa runs the bDifferent Dance Academy here in town, and Evalee has often been involved in sewing costumes for their concerts. Evalee’s lovely soprano voice has brought to life such roles as Adele in last year’s Die Fledermaus by the Maleny Singers, as well as many G&S heroines such as Yum Yum in The Mikado, Casilda in The Gondoliers and the eponymous Princess Ida, and now the central character of Mabel in Pirates. This role demands a very good soprano, the reason why Artistic Director, Margaret Taylor has saved Pirates until now. After Evalee’s performance as Adele, Margaret knew she had her Mabel, and with local tenor Colin Dunn as Frederic, the central couple of characters was cast. One of the most popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas, Pirates has a comical, but conniving MajorGeneral, played by Phil Simmons, a noisy band of pirates led by their Pirate King, Eddie Weir, and a rather reluctant posse of policemen, marshalled by a philosophical Sergeant, played by Ian McMaster. As well, The Pirates of Penzance has a convoluted storyline, typical of Gilbert’s work and a wonderful array of rousing choruses, clever trios and poignant solos from the pen of Sullivan. If you love good music and enjoy a good laugh, come to the Maleny Community Centre and join the Maleny Singers as they set sail on their piratical adventure, accompanied by the Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra, conducted by Margaret Taylor. The season covers the last two weekends in June, opening on Saturday 21 at 6.30pm. Tickets are



available from the Maleny Visitor Information Centre and online at For enquiries and group bookings, please phone John Marsden on 5494 2584.

Ballroom D Dancing in Maleny

Mabel (played by Evalee Sharples) flirts with her new beau, ex-pirate Frederic (played by Colin Dunn), while Frederic's former nursemaid, Ruth (played by Jenny Keys) looks on despairingly

ONNA ECCLESTON from Ballroom Moves on the Sunshine Coast is bringing an evening of music and dancing to the hinterland. Ballroom Moves has been teaching dancing on the coast for around seven years, and hold various classes at their Buderim venue and also a social event at Kawana every Friday. Donna said, "We have a handful of dancers come from the hinterland to our events and this time we have booked the Maleny RSL for Saturday July 5 at 7.30 until 10pm." "If this evening of dancing us a success, we would like to hold the dance quarterly." If you would like any further information please contact Donna on 0424 938 994.

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Five stages of grief T

HE ONE CERTAIN THING about Tony Abbott’s first budget is that it has produced a lot of unhappiness, and not only among his political opponents; many of his supporters have been weeping quietly in their electorate offices, and among the public at large there has been general wailing and lamentation. So it is entirely appropriate that Abbott is taking methodical approach to dealing with the outbreak of grief; he is apparently working his way through its five stages, as identified by the Swiss-American psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Fortunately for our Prime Minister, the first of these is a response at which he is both practised and accomplished: denial. Having summarily dismissed the science of climate change as “crap,” he had no trouble in declaring that his own unequivocal and welldocumented election promises were equally irrelevant: what mattered was his commitment to tackle Labor’s debt and deficit crisis and bring the budget back to surplus. When it was pointed out that there was no immediate crisis, and even if there had been, Joe Hockey’s manifesto did nothing urgent about it, Abbott continued to reject reality. But of course this did not work – as Kubler-Ross has shown, it never does. So on to stage two: anger. Face down the outrage of the electorate with outrage (confected or real, it doesn't matter) of his own. Abbott waxed indignant: the media, the public, the AMA, the AIG, and even members of his own party were obviously too thick to appreciate the underlying wonder and beauty of his concoction. They wanted to wake up and confront reality: sure, there may be some short term pain, but when he smoke haze lifted and the rubble was cleared away, a glorious future awaited: a medical research fund, more roads, and above all tax cuts. And if people didn’t embrace that new and glittering promise, then that was their own damn fault. They could take the nasty medicine, or after the next election he would dish up a real sh*t sandwich. No more Mr. Nice Guy. But once again there was less than universal rejoicing (except, inevitably, in the columns of he Murdoch press). And worse, emboldened by the opinion polls which showed the budget to be about as popular as cholera

and Abbott rather less so, the political opposition hardened its stance. The recalcitrance of Labor and the Greens was both expected and, to an extent, even welcomed: if a scapegoat was needed, they were the obvious choices for the role. But the crossbenchers were another proposition entirely. Abbott had hoped that the incoming rag bag of senators would be, on the whole, sympathetic; after all, apart from the ever enigmatic Nick Xenophon, they all claimed to represent parties stationed on the right of politics, some vey close to the lunatic fringes – soul mates, in fact. And since they seemed ready, and in most cases eager, to embrace the abolition of he carbon and mining taxes, the recycling of the inquisition into the building industry and the restructuring of Fair Work Australia so that it is more work and less fair, Abbott figured that they would come to the party on rest of his merciless agenda.

"Any progress appears unlikely unless and until Abbott overcomes his obvious dislike of the flamboyant billionaire supremo and opens up serious negotiations." But it has proved not to be so: his furious demands left them unimpressed and unmoved. So, somewhat reluctantly, Abbott has moved on to stage three: bargaining. Last week he met – or at least planned to meet – three of the new boys who will take their seats next month: Bob Day from Family First, John Madigan of the DLP and David Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democrats. The best that can be said of the duologues was that there were no reports of physical violence, but there was not a lot of mutual hugging either. Day and Madigan are both on record as being concerned about

the impact of budget measures on families; Leyonhjelm wants to abolish welfare altogether and replace it with tax cuts. But the real problem is that even if Abbott can lure all three on side, and rope in Xenophon as well, he still needs at least two more votes. And the only place to procures these is from the well guarded compound of Clive Palmer. Abbott made his first, and obvious move: try and wedge off what looked like the weakest link, Ricky Muir of the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party. Shortly after being elected as senator with a primary vote of just 0.51 percent, Muir formed an alliance with the Palmer United Party, although it has never been entirely clear just how tight this alliance is. Abbott obviously thought it was flexible and invited Muir to a meeting. Muir, a Gippsland sawmiller, declined: he was busy trying to feed his family, he said, and would come to Canberra when he was paid to-do so and not before. Madigan suggested Abbott should go to Gippsland to talk to him, but the mountain remained unmoved. The other three PUP senators have also refused to meet: Palmer says they won’t talk until Abbott grants them more staff. And even then the outcome might be, well, problematic. The two who have submitted themselves to an interview with the 7.30 Report’s Sarah Ferguson, Jackie Lambie from Tasmania and Dio Wang from Western Australia, seem at best unpredictable; the third, Queensland’s Glenn Lazarus, The Brick with Eyes, has opted to let his bulk answer the questions, as it did on the Rugby League grounds. Any progress appears unlikely unless and until Abbott overcomes his obvious dislike of the flamboyant billionaire supremo and opens up serious negotiations. If and when he does so, it may or may not be a circuit breaker; it will certainly be a show stopper. In the meantime, Abbott has little option but to move on to stage four: depression. If the business and consumer confidence surveys offer any guidance, this appears a possible outcome for the economy, of not for our always resilient leader. And if that doesn’t bring the voters to their senses, there is always the final stage: acceptance. But just who will be accepting what, and who will be doing the grieving, we probably won’t know until the next election in 2016.



What's in the Spotlight Building or developing? Are you thinking of building or developing? The new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme features an improved interactive mapping tool that makes it easier to see what zone your block sits in and which parts of the scheme apply to your property. The mapping tool link is located on the new Planning Scheme page on council’s website. Just enter your address to search for the information you need.

Between the Pumice and the Blue Visit the Between the Pumice and the Blue exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from 4 June to 6 July, 2014. Enjoy the contrasts, moods and natural beauty of Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage captured in photography, paintings, sketches and inspired writing. Visit council’s gallery website for more details.

Community Partnership Funding Program Operational funding for not-for-profit organisations that deliver key community services and facilities is available through council’s Community Partnership Funding Program. Visit council’s website for further information and to apply. Applications close 23 June.

New Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme The new Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme provides one set of rules for development region-wide. The new scheme supports good development in the right areas, recognises our unique communities, makes it simpler and cheaper to set up a new business and provides the right conditions for business to prosper. Visit council’s website for more.

Environment Levy Partnerships Funding through council’s Environment Levy Partnerships is available to assist community organisations whose operations or services contribute to the protection of the Sunshine Coast environment. Prospective applicants need to lodge an expression of interest by 5pm, 9 June before making an application. Visit council’s website for more details.

Discover clean technology Council is developing industry and investment plans for the region’s seven high value industries. Attend an information session to learn about the draft Cleantech sector plan and find out how you can get involved. Clean technology includes eco-friendly building materials, water and waste management and clean energy sources. Call 5475 9929 or visit council’s website for session details.

Have your say on animal management Council is seeking feedback on some proposed changes to the local laws relating to animal management. For further information or to have your say on the continuation of cat registration and/or the removal of provisions prohibiting dogs from outdoor dining areas at eating establishments, visit council’s website or acustomer contact centre. Submissions close 5pm 22 June.

Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 19 June, Nambour 07 5475 7272 38


Community News Community News Community News Create and Chill at Messy Church Messy Church has a model of ‘Welcome, Celebrating, Creating, and Chilling’. The concept began in England in 2004 and late last year at St George’s at Maleny, after many months of planning, gathering and training a team of leaders. Those who have come to Messy Church in Maleny have shared the fact they have found that it is a valuable time to relax and enjoy creative fun and then share with others a meal prepared by the team, as a ‘family’ in similar situations! Parents and grandparents are encouraged to assist and join in the prepared activities for each session. Many of the participants have come with friends – finding that the programme is of value - and then the next month they may bring other friends and their parents! Join in the fun and family time together on the first Sunday of the Month, 4-6pm at St George’s Anglican Church, 2 Walker Drive, Maleny (gold coin/donation appreciated).

A new lease on life for Montville Tennis Club

On behalf of the Montville Village Association, The Management Committee of the Montville Sports and Recreation Ground wishes to invite expressions of interest from sporting, community, recreational and/or religious groups to form a tennis club at the Montville Sports and Recreation Grounds. The Montville Tennis Club lapsed at the end of 2013. As Trustee of the sports ground, the MVA, through the Sports Ground Management Committee, has assumed management of the facilities and assets of the club in trust until a new club can be constituted. Assets include 3 tennis courts, one in fair condition with lighting and two in need of re-surfacing; a club house; and a healthy bank balance. The successful applicant would take over the lease of the tennis courts and club house and agree to sign a 7 year lease agreement. Groups interested in obtaining more information should contact the Secretary of the Sports Ground Management Committee, Doug Patterson, phone: 5478 5943.

Got a fabulous photo?

Want it to be seen by over 2000 others? Then hurry and enter the Rotary 2015 Calendar Photo Competition. Be one of the thirteen winners whose photographs will appear in the 2015 Maleny Rotary Club Calendar. All profits from the calendar sales go towards local and regional projects for those who need assistance. Photographs must reflect the unique identity of Maleny and the Hinterland such as community spirit, life and lifestyle, iconic features, scenery or events. Entry forms from Rotary Maleny, Bi-Rite Electrical, Maleny or Montville Village News. Entries in 200 x 300mm landscape format must be delivered to Bi-Rite Electrical, Maple Street, Maleny. First prize is $500, second prize $250 and third prize $150. Ten other winners receive $50 IGA vouchers! Entries close on June 10, 2014. Contact Lionel Tilley on 5429 6629 for more information.



C R E AT I V E C U T S Sunshine Coast Choral Festival

Romance & Fire Dreaming BIG concert 4 is on Saturday 28 June, 7pm at Eudlo Hall celebrating the auspicious launch of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra performing their inaugural program. Music to romance, serenade, tango, bliss out and groove to: chamber orchestra music at its most stunning, fiery and dramatic. Experience gorgeous music by Warlock, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla, Vaughan Williams and Balakrishnan – a Turtle Island String Quartet chart. Artistic Director and soloist for the concert Louise King says, “Expect to be up close and personal as the audience will be seated around the orchestra for this concert. Sharing performances with my musician friends, working with my Dad as a conductor, playing to an appreciative audience and bringing concerts to an intimate hidden-away hinterland hall, makes it all the more rewarding." Don’t be disappointed, book online at concert 4 ROMANCE & FIRE or phone 0415 128 799.

Be inspired and thrilled by some fabulous singing at the Sunshine Coast Choral Festival at Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina, starting at 1.30pm on Saturday 14 June. Eleven Sunshine Coast Singing Groups will each sing works specially chosen for the Sunshine Coast Festival Concert. A massed choir will then sing some fabulous classical choral pieces such as the Hallelujah Chorus and some moving songs from around the world. If choral music stirs your soul or you have been thinking of joining a choir on the Coast, come and hear the Cool

Harmonies, Crystal Waters Community Choir, Global Harmonies, Hot Ginger Chorus, InsingC, New World Rhythm, Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir, Sunshine Coast Oriana Youth Choir, Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, Tapestry and the U3A. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $15 with light refreshments included. There is free admission for children 12 or under. Enquiries 5448 5487 or visit

The Soundwaves at Hotel Maleny

The godshow in Witta

The Sound Waves are a Sunshine Coast based duo who play classic rock, 60-90s pop and rhythm and blues. Jason and Carl Lindeman developed as musicians while performing classics from past masters over the last few decades. The sound though, is their own, and far from being restricted to one genre or style, encompasses sweet vocal harmonies to goose-bump inducing guitar improvisation. This is the experience they aim for – not just background noise, they do not just aim to merely ‘cover’ a song, but to present it in a unique and innovative way that still respects the intent of the original artist. See them June 8, 1-4pm at Hotel Maleny.

Gabor at Hotel Maleny

Are you ready to investigate the BIG Questions? Are you ready to take a wild ride from the sublime to the ridiculous? Then come join us for the godshow, an original drama written and performed by Sunshine Coast favourites Glenda O’Sullivan, Rainee Skinner and Sam Saunders. The godshow is as an irreverent, provocative and profound look at our spiritual quests and the big questions in life. Originally performed at the Noosa Long Weekend, it will be performed 2pm, Old Witta School, Witta Road, Witta (Maleny), opp Witta Sportsground. June 28 as fundraiser for training people in Living Compassion and Nonviolent Communication. Bookings essential P 5435 2993 E



Gabor Josika is a guitarist and vocalist who has been entertaining crowds throughout Queensland for the past fifteen years. He has lent his guitar playing skills to many bands and performers throughout the years as well as performing the lead guitar duties in the critically acclaimed 'Dalpura' production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Gabor has supported major touring acts such as the Tea Party, Midnight Oil and Diesel and performed in front of 89,000+ spectators at the 2004-2005 Mooloolaba New Year's Extravaganza. In 2011 Gabor started playing guitar for 2010 X-Factor runner up Andrew Lawson with whom he spent most of the year playing shows all around the country including a 30 date tour as the opening act for Leo Sayer's 40th Anniversary Concerts. See Gabor June 22, 1-4pm at Hotel Maleny.

visual arts entertainment performance Mick McHugh at UFC Mick’s music is described as contemporary folk– with a strong intention to inspire and disseminate positive vibes through his lyrics and live performances. He has been likened to an Irish Cat Stevens and Luka Bloom – with his own soulful style. Writing of love, life and all things in-between, engaging crowds with his unique story telling coupled with the ability to play guitar, harmonica, foot percussion and belt out lyrics, literally a one man band. Winner of the Raw Talent Quest on the Gold Coast-2011 he has been shortlisted for international, national and regional song-writing competitions, the Irish Troubadour’s relentless passion for music has seen him release four independent CD’s, perform live on Australian TV and Radio, and play at leading Australian festivals. See him at the UpFront Club, June 13.

Young Musician's Festival

Lucas Parklands is hosting the first Young Musician's Festival in Montville. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding students and emerging professional musicians to gain performance experience in a celebration of music over a weekend with solo, duet and ensemble performances. The Festival weekend will comprise of our welcome concert “Inspirations” on Friday 27th June 7 pm followed by three concerts on Saturday and two on Sunday. The performance repertoire includes: Movements from the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Chopin Piano Concerto No 1, Sonatas by Beethoven, Cesar Frank, Schumann and Chopin, works by Ginastera, Tchaikovsky and Liszt. Ensembles by Ravel, Brahms and Dvorak. Call 07 5478 5667 or visit for more information.

From Russia to the UpFront Club In a very infant democratic Russia - Innessa was compelled to study law but never lost or forgot her true passion in life - Music. She immediately started a covers band and was influenced by artists such as The Cranberries, Garbage, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette and others. The band quickly started adding Innessa originals to their song list. The day she finished University, she packed her guitar and set off to explore the world, settling in Australia. During her journey's Innessa's musical tastes evolved and expanded to encompass influences including Sade, Sting, Morcheeba, Portishead and Bjork. With her self-titled debut album, Innessa now is performing live, which unites musicians from different corners of the world: Dave Evans (Wales), Jim Frink (USA), Misha Gursky (Ukraine). Performing at the UFC June 28.

UpFront Club

June 5

Graeme Connors – North 25 Years On

Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story “Intimate & Acoustic”, starring Darren Coggan, is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more. It is a journey back in time to the well of inspiration, recreating Cat’s timeless songs as they were originally written – on an acoustic guitar and piano, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs. Hear twenty-four hits from Moonshadow, to Morning Has Broken, Wild World, Father & Son, First Cut Is The Deepest, Hard Headed Woman and Peace Train at the Events Centre, Caloundra June 27, 8pm. Pre show dining from 6pm.

Australia’s greatest storyteller, Graeme Connors live on stage with his legendary band, in a special two act performance, celebrating 25 years since the release of his landmark album North. Graeme will perform North live in it’s entirety, followed by a mix of hits and your favourites from his 17 albums. Voted Number 3 Best Australian – Country Album Of All Time, since his first album produced by Kris Kristofferson in 1975, this multi award winning, Gold & Platinum artist, has recorded 17 albums and cemented himself a place in the Australian music story. A must seeshow, July 18 at 7.30pm, preshow dining from 5.30pm.

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Johanna De Maine Exhibition Ceramic artist Johanna De Maine has been hard at work in Landsborough creating her world-class artworks for a new exhibition “Landscapes of the Mind”. Drawing inspiration from the landscape and beyond, these exquisitely thrown porcelain vessels become her canvas for expression. Johanna has perfected techniques for lustre glazes and sand-etching to be able to convey her interpretations of the abundance of natural beauty that surrounds us. Pieces of her work can be found in the National Gallery of Australia and the collection of H.M. The Queen, but you can experience all her latest works at ‘Art on Cairncross’ near Maleny from July 5th – 27th. More information:

6 MALENY UKULELES -TOM RICHTER, STUDENTS & FRIENDS 7 FOLK, BLUES and BEYOND ($5) Monthly Blackboard, guest act EAMON & AUDRA, Indie folk, jazzy pop 13 MICK McHUGH (N.NSW) Irish Cat Stevens & Luka Bloom – with his own soulful style. 14 YOU AND THE NIGHT Dubai, New York, London, UK, Europe and Australia. ‘Propulsive edginess’ New York Post 19 Art Opening ‘CELEBRATION OF COLOUR’ by UPFRONT STAFF & VOLLIES, MIXED MEDIA 20 BENNY BOWEN & The Local Legends (S.Coast, Maleny) Vocals & ukulele, eclectic world music 21 PAUL CLEMENT (N.NSW) Relaxation, Country , Jazz & Blues guitar, smooth vocals 27 TWANG (S.Coast) Real-thing Rockabilly Trio 28 INNESSA (Russia/S.E.Qld) Russian and modern folk & rock, with MISHA GURSKI, guitar HINTERLAND TIMES – JUNE 2014


Art Gallery Trail - Sunshine Coast Hinterland Discover the remarkable variety of galleries and talented local artists.

Explore the breathtaking scenery of our Hinterland

Stay longer at any one of the region’s welcoming guest houses.

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



Crest Gallery - Art /Object /Home-

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

Cnr Obi Obi Rd & Post Office Road MAPLETON PH 07 5478 6440 OPEN: Mon/Thur/Fri: 9.30 - 4.30 Sat/Sun/P.Hols: 9.30 - 3.30 CLOSED: Tuesday, Wednesday



‘Artisan Shawls of Kashmir’

2 6 Secrets on the Lake Art Gallery 207 Narrows Road, Montville Ph: 5478 6440 Gallery open seven days: 9am - 5pm Artist: Cathy Lawley

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

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“Sunrise Surprise” Artist - Tina Cooper

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Manfred’s Wood & Antique Shop


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


Rocking chair & old-fashioned doll

9 4 Montville Art Gallery 138 Main St, Montville Ph: 5442 9211 Artist: Richard Bogusz Title: “Firelights”

Art On Cairncross

Maleny Showcase Jewellers


Shop 4, Riverside Centre, Maleny Ph: 5494 3477 9ct Rose and White Gold Peridot and Diamond Enhancer Pendant Handmade by Jim Goulton

Cairncross Corner, Maleny Ph: 5429 6404 Open Tues –Sun, 10 am to 5 pm. “Coral Dawn” granite & marble by Craig Medson

10 GARY MYERS GALLERY Upstairs MALENY Community Centre. OPEN 10-4 Mon Sat & Sun 10 - 3 Ph: 0427 52 6 9 6 5 w w w. g a r y mye r s. n e t . a u





Main Street Gallery

Holden’s Gallery

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

38b Coral St, Maleny (cnr. Coral & Myrtle Sts) Gallery & Picture Framing Ph: 5494 2100 Titlle: ‘L.E. Giclée by Greg Postle

Artist: Christopher Pope “Pelican”


ARY MYERS GALLERY is thrilled to introduce “A Walk on the Wild Side” – a small sample of works by internationally acclaimed wildlife artist, Paul Margocsy. Paul’s talent at painting wildlife has won him First Prize in The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia’s competition and inclusion in a book featuring 70 of Australia’s best living traditional artists. He has been commissioned by Australia Post to do a water bird series of stamps and also by the United


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A r T A n d Music: July 5 Nations to paint a series of endangered species. He has represented Australia twice in The Best Bird Exhibition in the World … which he says, “is a real feather in my cap”! Gary Myers Gallery is pleased to present a sample of Paul’s art and invite you to join us for another Art and Music Event, featuring Paul’s work, with bar and local musicians, from 5-7pm on Saturday 5 July, On The Deck at Maleny Community Centre.

New Sculpture in Maple Street


in the Hinterland times Ph: 54 999 049

Sundays 8am - 2pm Maleny RSL Hall

Lots of unique and different gift ideas, quality second hand books, health and beauty, massage, vintage, antiques, art, fair-trade and handmade items as well as jams and preserves and local produce.


HAINSAW SCULPTOR Keith Gall, Maleny Wood Expo's Mim Coulstock, Heatley Gilmore from HT and Barung volunteer Steve McLeish unveiled Keith's new sculpture outside Maleny Credit Union last week.

Open rain, hail or shine! Over 30 under cover stalls!

The sculpture is sponsored by Barung Landcare and the Hinterland Times.

Enquiries Phone 0448 423 919

Hinterland Accommodation Directory Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton The Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat • 5478 5000 National & international award-winning 4.5 star hosted accommodation. Narrows Road Airport transfers The Falls Rainforest Cottages • 5445 7000 Queensland Hall of Fame property. Superb double spa and wood fire cottages. Secluded, romantic. 20 Kondalilla Falls Road. Mapleton Information Centre Maleny Information Centre -

For further information about accommodation options on the Sunshine Coast hinterland visit

Montville Real Estate • 5478 5478 Homes & apartments for holiday letting Montville Country Cabins • 5442 9484 396 Western Ave, Montville Perfect for a relaxed & romantic escape.

Maleny Maleny Tropical Retreat B&B • 5435 2113 540 Maleny-Montville Road Artisan Spa Views • 5494 4222 Bread & Breakfast suites & self-contained penthouse 475 Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Witta, Maleny

Apple Tree Cottage & Studio Walk into Montville. • 3 Bedroom Family Cottage • 1 Bedroom Romantic Studio. Log fires/Air Con. Private decks/ Country setting. Tel: 0407 761 685 5478 6381 Maleny Hinterland Visitor Information Centre 5499 9033 Montville Information Centre -

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Helmets to stay, rego no way A

NEW CAMPAIGN to drive behavioural change on our roads has not yet been developed, despite introduction of new cycle laws last April. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said it is scheduled to be launched later in the year. Representatives from cycling group, Maleny Lycra Lizards said, "We think it would be fair to say that both cyclists and motorists were expecting that the Queensland Government would mount a strong education campaign around the new cycling road rules prior to the introduction of the trial. It has been very disappointing that this has not happened." They urge Mr Emerson to work with Bicycle Queensland to develop a powerful and well targeted education campaign, "It is very clear that many motorists who don't cycle themselves or don't know any cyclists continue to go about their busy lives without much awareness about the new rules or how they might impact upon them." "Cyclists continue to experience dangerous situations often involving vehicles travelling dangerously close to them. The evidence shows that there needs to be clear




and consistent education, well targeted to all road users, including the drivers of buses and heavy vehicles, if behaviour is to change." Helmet laws will stay in place and no bicycle registration will be required as part of the Queensland Government response to the cycling inquiry. Mr Emerson said he would table the final response detailing support for 50 out 68 recommendations from the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee’s Inquiry into cycling. “The recommendations we support demonstrate our strong plan for a brighter future and align with our promise to improve safety for cyclists on our road,” Mr Emerson said. “Unlike the previous Labor government we promised to do more, particularly given last year there were 13 cyclists who tragically died on our roads, almost double the number of fatalities compared to five years ago. “The government also supports the committee’s recommendation not to introduce registration for bicycles as the fee would likely deter people from cycling. “It would also be inconsistent with other jurisdictions in Australia given no other state or territory currently registers bicycles or requires them to have a number plate. “A recommendation we did not support was to allow a ‘rolling stop’ rule whereby cyclists could treat a stop sign or red light, like a give way sign. “Not only could this lead to serious injury, we could not

Maleny Lycra Lizards applaud the government's decision to reject bicycle registration (event fundraising for Destiny Rescue)

support a rule that would see inconsistencies between what motorists and cyclists were allowed to do at a stop sign or red light.” Mr Emerson implemented nine recommendations from the inquiry last month including a two year trial of the one metre rule and bringing fines for cyclists into line with motorists. Maleny Lycra Lizards representatives stated, "Most cyclists would applaud the decision to reject the idea of bicycle registration. It is only fair, however, that penalties for cyclists and motorists be closely aligned." "Australia hasn't developed around a cycling culture like many European countries, and it's unlikely that public funding will ever support ideal conditions for cyclists. The only solution, then, if we are to keep cyclists safe, is strong legislation, effective and continuing public education and the fostering of a good measure of understanding and tolerance on our roads." "It is vital that all levels of government take their responsibilities seriously in this area. Our roads must be shared. All road users need to learn to use restraint and practise respect." The final response can be viewed at the website:

Prevent Australia’s second biggest cancer killer A

USTRALIANS DIAGNOSED with bowel cancer feel like they have the ‘wrong cancer’ due to a lack of support and poor awareness so Bowel Cancer Australia is asking people to step up to the challenge with local action against our #2 cancer killer. According to the findings of a national patient survey released to mark the start of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (1-30 June), more than four out of five (81%) bowel cancer patients felt the general public didn’t understand their cancer. Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Julien Wiggins said awareness and support services for bowel cancer patients were inadequate considering the heavy burden of the disease – 1 in 12 people will be affected in their lifetime. “Arguably, the biggest issue in the battle against bowel cancer is silence. Bowel cancer kills the conversation and sadly it kills many Australians too. So, we’re asking people in local communities to take action to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and if it’s something that has affected you, to let people know.” “Bowel cancer is largely preventable and treatable but it’s hard to protect yourself against a cancer that no one is

talking about. People don’t hear much about bowel cancer despite almost 15,000 Australians being diagnosed with it every year,” he added. “Simple changes to diet and physical activity can reduce the incidence of bowel cancer by up to 75 per cent. For example, cutting back red meat intake to 500g per week and avoiding processed meats can help reduce bowel cancer risk,” Mr Wiggins said. “Importantly, if you have any suspicious symptoms such as blood in the bowel movement, a persistent change in bowel habit, unexplained weight loss or severe abdominal pain, see your doctor. Don’t delay.” Mr Wiggins said people could also access bowel cancer screening tests through their GP or pharmacy. “Studies have shown that screening every 1-2 years can reduce your risk of dying from bowel cancer.“ A Faecal Occult Blood Test is simple and can be done in your own home. Dr Phil Marshall from Maleny Medical Centre explains that faecal blood is not always visible, "Occult simply means hidden or unknown. The test checks stools for any blood in the motions."

Parent volunteers wanted D

o you have a passion for making a difference and giving back to your community? Are you interested in supporting families and enhancing family well

being? Nambour Good Beginnings is recruiting new Community Parent volunteers to work alongside families in the community who are in need of support, connections & a pseudo extended family member If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of parents and children, prepared to undergo ongoing training and be a part of a wonderful team of dedicated Volunteer Community Parents, then Nambour Good Beginnings wants YOU! Based at the Nambour Community Centre, Good Beginnings is a home visiting and parenting support

program where volunteers visit families on a weekly basis offering support and encouragement in parenting issues. Ali from Good Beginnings said, "Our program covers the Blackall range to Montville, back over the Obi valley to Kenilworth, and also Nambour surrounds including Woombye and Palmwoods. We offer a range of group activities that aim to build social connections, peer supports and opportunities to model positive parenting. We also work with families who are experiencing complex issues, often in family homes. Volunteers need to be willing to offer 2 – 4 hours each week. In return volunteers gain new skills, friendships and a sense of achievement. More information: call 54 764 933 or email

"People get the idea that you should be able to see blood in your motions, even when they do they assume it is from a haemorrhoid. If you have any indication - check it out." "If there is any blood, go and get a colonoscopy. A screening colonoscopy is also important for anyone with a family history. If your own children have bowel cancer, it is essential you have a colonoscopy." Bowel Cancer Awareness Month runs throughout June. To find out more about activities in your local area and how you can get involved, visit:

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

Tundi Udvary

5/12 Hill Street, Palmwoods

Ph: 07 54788 500

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

Ph: 07 5494 3911

• Podia try • M a ss age Therap y • Audio Clinic • Wom ens Health

1/70 Maple Street, Maleny



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Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You

FEELING SORE AND ACHY… HERE’S WHY Musculo-skeletal discomfort can present in a lot of different ways, so ask yourself, do you have any of the following symptoms? •ongoing low back pain • soreness in any extremity joints eg knee, hip, elbow • ongoing neck ache • muscles feel tight – lack of flexibility • general body ache upon arising which improves with a warm shower and movement • not as energised as you would like to be • any signs of early arthritis. All of the above physical symptoms including the lethargy, are signs that indicate that not only do you have some ongoing structural imbalances but also, these symptoms are very much indicative that your system has become too acidic. When this happens the body tries to counter the acidity by mobilizing calcium which it gets from your bones. The calcium in solution (the blood) gets into joints, the spine and muscles. The build up of these calcium crystals is the beginning of osteo-arthritis. This is NOT what you want happening in your body. My chiropractic/applied kinesiology approach allows me to not only diagnose and fix the structural imbalances but also to correct the systemic acidity. Don’t let your body go down the acidic pathway. I’m here to help, so if you have any questions, please give ma a call and we can talk.

Beating the Winter Blues


INTER IS PREDOMINANTLY Vata in nature and we experience a rise in the light, cold, irregular, Wendy Rosenfeldt dry qualities of Vata. The increase of Vata in the environment creates changes in our mind and body. We tend to find our hair and skin becomes drier, we may feel more stiffness in the joints and experience irregularity in digestion. The airiness of Vata can also make us feel spaced out, forgetful or anxious. The light, irregular, dryness of Vata can make us crave heavy, sweet, unctuous food. We may gravitate towards pizza and chocolate. We may try and pacify our Vata by hibernating under the doona or staying indoors next to the heater. While this may temporarily soothe the spaciness of Vata. Eating too much heavy food and not getting enough exercise can cause heaviness and lethargy in the mind and body making us feel unmotivated and even depressed. Not balancing Vata properly can cause an imbalance in Kapha dosha. Kapha is opposite to Vata in every way except they share the quality of being cold. Kapha is heavy, damp, oily and stable. In the physiology Kapha governs all structure, lubrication and cohesion. When out of balance in the mind and body it can give rise to lethargy, depression, weight gain, congestion, excess oil in the hair and skin and growths of any kind. To balance Vata during winter, it is important to listen to our cravings for warmth, heavier foods and rest. These

qualities do pacify Vata however these desires can be fulfilled in a way that doesn’t create an imbalance in Kapha and leave us feeling down and unmotivated. Vata is balanced by warm, unctuous foods. Soups, dhals, roasted vegetables, and stewed fruit can pacify Vata without leaving you feeling heavy and bloated. Instead of reaching for sugary snacks or hot chips, favour vegetables with a sweet taste such as carrots, sweet potato and pumpkin. Adding good quality oils to your diet is better alternative to eating greasy, fried food. Spices such as ginger, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon and small amounts of black pepper help to increase warmth in the body and stimulate the mind. They also give a boost to the immune system which is important during the winter months. Rest has a balancing effect on Vata’s changeability. However while you may be tempted to sleep in or spend weekends on the couch, it is also helpful to exercise regularly in the cold weather. Exercise improves circulation, enhances digestion and can uplift our moods. Rugging up and having a briskmorning walk can make you feel more exhilarated for the rest of the day.

Wendy Rosenfeldt is a Maharishi Ayurveda Practitioner and Teacher of Transcendental Meditation. For more information call 5499 9580/ 0438 507 188.

What’s the best diet for me?


T SEEMS THERE are so many wonderful diets to choose from that at times, in our attempt to force better health or more efficient performance from our bodies we follow the advice of well meaning experts who have written for popular magazines or who give general advice on TV. Theproblem is there are so many experts and most of those who influence us have never met us. Many factors influence what works best for each individual, for example, your emotions, how much you physically do in a day, your current health status, the pressures you are under, and even the type of diet your body has been used to. The most important thing to remember is always to eat food that is as close to how nature produces it. Its important also to consider the weather as well



and to remember that in winter its often best to eat warm cooked foods nourished with herbs and spices and to balance these by including lots of fresh fruits for their enzyme and nutrient benefits. Become aware of your body's needs and not just automatic cravings. Drink lots of clean filtered water, replace sugar with pure honey, reduce dairy and eat your meals with a happy grateful heart enjoying every delicious mouthful. Oh and move your body, cosy up and walk, get sunshine, exercise, get your breath and circulation moving, this all helps your digestion to work optimally. Marisa Kliese is a Clinical Member Aust. Counselling Assoc. Fellow Holistic Life Coach. Reiki Master. Fellow Aust. Natural Therapists Assoc. Contact me on 5494 2627.


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

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

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

Stephanie Sutherns. Stephanie Sutherns. Gentle soft tissue therapy for musculo-skeletal issues andinternal organ function suitable for anyone including sportspersons, pregnant women, newborn babies, the frail and elderly. 0477200059

Maleny Acupuncture Dolina Somerville: BHSc (Acupuncture) China Trained: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine,Chinese Remedial Massage & Cosmetic Acupuncture. 38a Coral St Maleny (HBC). H F Rebates. Mob: 5435 2777

Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr Stephen Lowe & Dr Samuel Lowe 57 years combined experience. Concession rates & HICAPS. Relaxed & friendly atmosphere. 45 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3322

ASTROLOGY Stargazer Astrology - Chirone Shakti Insight into your relationships, family issues, spiritual purpose, life transitions, and your year ahead. Counselling astrologer with spiritual focus. Astrology courses and workshops. ph: 0421 814459, email:, web:

BEAUTY THERAPISTS & HAIRDRESSERS A little Beauty, Body and Wellness Elements at Montville Customised beauty treatments. Pamper packages. Special occasion & bridal make-up. Massage. Manicures. Pedicures. Devine body treatments. Natural therapies. Ph: 5478 6212 DOT & BIRDIE - hair, beauty, bridal All beauty and hair services under one retro roof. Dynamic team of qualified professional staff where your comfort and satisfaction are our priority. Follow us on Facebook for the latest specials for locals. 35 Coral St, Maleny Ph: 5499 9424 Michelle Jarden - Beauty Therapist. Electrolysis, facials, massage, make-up, nails, sauna, spray tanning, tinting, waxing, ear-piercing. 66 Curramore Rd, Witta. Ph: 5494 4012 or Mob: 0402 531 500 Nellies Creative Hair Design I specialise in cutting, colouring, foiling and perming. once voted best hairdresser on the Sunshine Coast and hinterland region. Heaps of parking and wheel chair friendly. 9 Bunya St, Maleny. 0438 785 4 4 3

Hair by Kylie and Beauty by Gabrielle We are all about creating a personal style just for you. All hair and Beauty services under one roof. Specializing in Ladies Hairdressing including colouring, cutting, foils, and facial waxing as well as all beauty services including body treatments and pamper packages. Ph: 5429 6431 for an apointment

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




Chirone Shakti – Relationships & Sexuality Holistic Therapist specialising in relationships, sexuality, grief and loss. Discover deeper and more satisfying levels of relating. ph: 0421 814459, email:, web:

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

ENERGY HEALING / SOUND THERAPY Josie Coco – Certified BodyTalk Practitioner Ph: 0498 065 306 There are 200 billion processes in the body that rely on communication with each other. Stress will break that communication. BodyTalk can restore it. Web:

Dr. Ralph Stockmann- Dr of Chiropractic USA, Palmer Graduate Medicare & DVA Provider Special interest in difficult & chronic conditions of lower back,neck,knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist & headaches 13 Thynne Ct. Maleny Ph: 0410 793 513 Hinterland Chiropractic Dr Josephine Sexton. Using gentle, safe and effective techniques to maintain spinal health and wellbeing. Concession rates, Family discounts and HICAPS available. 21 Bunya Street, Maleny. Ph: 5435 2987 John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist Gentle hands-on chiropractic using applied kinesiology. Individual programs available. 19 Coral Street Maleny. Ph: 5435 2155 Philip James Lovitt D.C. Contemporary approach, using traditionally based chiropractic techniques. Now servicing Maleny. HICAPS, Medicare, Work Cover and DVA all welcomed. Shop 6A/15 Maple Street, Maleny 4552. Ph: 0417609640

COSMETIC TATTOOING Qualified Cosmetic Tattoo Practitioner – Rebecca Rea Dip. Beauty Therapy Professional Make-up Artist. Procedures include: Eyebrows, top & bottom eyeliner, lips & beauty spots. Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm Shop 9/43 Maple St, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3355

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


KA HUNA bodywork - sound healing light body ILLUMINATIONS with Nikko. Come celebrate your life at the time of your birth, all times & hrs available: a blessed beingness, a sacred space that will support you in a dimensional shift. 0434004069.

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

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

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

MASSAGE THERAPISTS June Specials Full Body Scrubs and massages $50. Head, Neck and Shoulders $30, Foot massage $30, facial $45. Montville Call Andrea 0417523193 Hours 5.30am to 5.00pm. Connective Therapeutics - Rebecca Hopkins Hawaiian Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, Access Bars.Eases Aches and Pains, Releases Tight Muscles. 3/10 Coral St. Appts: Ph 0415 518 415

Connective Therapeutics - Rebecca Hopkins Hawaiian Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, Access Bars.Eases Aches and Pains, Releases Tight Muscles. 3/10 Coral St. Appts: Ph 0415 518 415

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MASSAGE THERAPISTS The Stillpoint - Katie White Remedial, Relaxation, Reiki Massage & now Emmett Technique. Reiki Treatments & Workshops. Appts Mon- Sat. HF Rebates. Gift Vouchers. Ph: 0400 722 786 Kathy Blackburn, Adv Dip Applied Science (Remedial Massage). Remedial/Sports Massage; Traditional Chinese Massage; Lymphatic Drainage; Emmett Technique, Trigger Point & Myofacial Release. “Integrated Bodywork” tailored to your special needs. H F rebates. Ph: 5429 6180 Beautiful Kahuna Massge with Linda. Total blissful relaxation or combo deep tissue (good for tradies/sports/remedial). Practitioner of the healing art EMF Balancing technique. Relax, unwind & balance 7 days. Ph 0457 194 339 Rejuvenating Massage A unique blend of relaxation, reflexology, deep tissue and shiatsu with Turkish Hamam trained masseur Frank Genel – feel a million dollars! Mobile Service available. AAMT member. Ph 0421 926 492

KA HUNA Massage Jessica Ainsworth Maleny. Massage with a profound and lasting effect.Certified level 7 Ka Huna bodyworker and teacher. Can include hot stones *Polynesian floor work* Appts (out of work hours available). Ph: 5499 9372

REMEDIAL MASSAGE, SHIATSU Dale Batistic Massage Zenthai Shiatsu, Thai massage, Thai foot massage, glass cupping, moxabustion, herbal poultices, ear candling. 18 Coral St Maleny. Ph Dayle 0420837397

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


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

OPTOMETRIST Rachel Leigh Optometrist comprehensive eye care, quality spectacles, contact lenses and retinal photography. Bulk Billing, HF rebates. Locally and Independently owned. Riverside Centre Maleny Ph: 5494 2666 Stephen Hammond Optometry and Maleny Optical 44 Lowe Street, Nambour Ph. 5476 2333 Shop 8 Riverside Centre, 8 Maple St, Maleny 4552. Ph. 5435 2733

PHYSIOTHERAPY/OSTEOPATHY Maleny Physiotherapist Tim & Mary Bagshaw. For all of your Physiotherapy requirements. 1/70 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph: 5494 3911 Thomas Whitton D.O., Grad.Dip.Ost.Paed Gentle manipulative therapy for body dysfunction and pain in all age groups. Registered Osteopaths Services covered by private health funds; Veterans Affairs; Workcover, Medicare EPC 74 Blackall Terrace, Nambour. Ph: 5441 4166 Range of Motion Physiotherapy MAPLETON - MONTVILLE - MALENY - IMBIL Russell McDonald & Rae Duffield-Jones. Providing the highest quality care to restore & maintain optimal physical function & mobility. Ph: 5478 6600 Physiotherapy-Rehabilitation-Excercise

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

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

YOGA PILATES AND MEDITATION Melissa's Healing Space - Yoga/ Mindfulness Meditation classes @ Curramore Studio Tues 6 -7.30pm (Gentle yoga) Fri 9.30- 11.15am (General yoga) Fri 11.30 - 12.30pm ( Meditation Class) Fri 12.45-1.45pm (Chair/Gentle yoga) Ph: 0417 200 192 em:

Yoga with Lottie using WEIGHTS For sculpturing,raising metabolism, increased bone density and flexibility. Mon 10.30am,Tues 5.30pm and Thurs 9.30 am. No bookings required. Classes suit all levels of experience. Maleny Iyengar Yoga with Maree @ Maleny Yoga Vrksa in the Rainforest Plaza Tues Yoga Basics 10.30am & 5.30 pm Wed Slow Paced 5.30 pm Thurs Intermediate 10.30am & 7pm Wed & Frid Good Morning 6am - 7.10am Ph 0448518734 Radiant Light Yoga with Rukmini Wed 6.30pm, Fri 9.30am Peachester Hall. Private Classes and Yoga Therapy available Ph: 0437 914 029

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

Yoga on the Range Traditional Yoga Classes to suit all levels. Build strength & flexibility; find inner peace and calm. Day and evening times in Mapleton and Kureelpa with Lynley who has been teaching on the range for 16 years. Ph: 0432 122 365


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

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

Tundi Udvary Palmwoods Physiotherapy Sports and Injury Centre. Dynamic multidisciplinary centre committed to making a positive change to your total health and wellbeing. 5/12 Margaret Street, Palmwoods Ph: 5478 8500

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

Kerry Laizans Psychic/Tarot Readings and Massage, head, neck, shoulders and feet, Maleny Markets on sundays, By appointment, phone readings, sound healing, bodywork and breathwork, call me on 0411 488 291 or check out

Renew You Personal Training Private studio or your home. Regain energy, strength, healthy weight. Deborah Yffer - Cert IV Fitness; Grad. Dip Teaching. Menofit Trainer (Post-Menopause). 0411 389 727 Jon Presswell Personal Trainer Weight Loss, Personal Fitness Programs, Strength & Muscle Growth. Older Adults - Balance, Strength & Mobility. Mob: 0439 673 768 Email: The Trainer other Trainers use

PSYCHOLOGIST Dr Marilyn Fisher MAPS Counselling Psychologist with 30 years experience. Works with individuals, couples and groups on life issues including relationships, depression and workplace matters. Medicare registered. Contact Montville Psychology: 0418264642

Maleny Yoga Vrksa Shop 7 Rainforest Plaza, Maple St, Maleny, Fully equipped studio Variety of teachers & classes, Workshops & private tuition, All ages & abilities welcome Ph: 0448 518 734 E: ''Soularis Consciousness Expansion... reconnect with your heart & Source.. Let go of the past.. Activ8 & Attune with Light Codes 4 Ascension 0429 232 241

Yoga & Crystal Awareness Training Centre, Mapleton. Radiant Light Yoga Classes, mixed levels, adult & children's classes. DNA Activations, Healings, Entity Removal, Meditation Classes, Crystal Light Healing Practitioner Training. See website for details at or phone Kaatheryn on 0433 945 826.






Local and Reliable Bookkeeping Registered BAS Agent. Full bookkeeping services: Payroll & Super, MYOB/Excel (PC & MAC). On/Off-site services. Covering the entire Sunshine Coast. Ph: 54296931 Em:

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

Frank Cassells - Director, Cassells Chartered Accountants & Management Consultants

Maleny Financial Planner Ralph Ding ARN 244792 ABN 47309386540 Authorised Rep. of Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd

Cassells has the expertise to provide clients with solutions for every bookkeeping and accounting need. T: 07 5499 9973

AFSL No 234951 ABN 11074608558

Specialisingin pre and post retirement planning, superannuation and Centrelink entitlements. For an obligation, and cost free, first appointment, please call me on 07 5429 6756 Em:

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

BUILDING DESIGNER Idesign2build Specialising in building design services with a sustainable & green design approach: New Residential – Extension & Renovation – Commercial & Office spaces QBCC Lic N° 740 695.Call 0417 770 455 or Email:

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

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


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 Hinterland Air Conditioning & Domestic Refrigeration Located in Palmwoods,Eddie offers a prompt,friendly competitive service.Eddie specializes in all Air Conditioning & Domestic refrigeration work including installations,sales,service,and repairs.. Ph 0429516598

ANTENNAS Jim's Antennas Digital & problem reception specialists. Locally owned, servicing the hinterland. Call Craig Titheradge today for a free quote. Ph: 131 546 iConnect Free quote. TV Antennae, Satellite TV, Telephone & Data. Home Theatre, Wall mount TV brackets. Projectors, Speakers, Multi-Zone Audio, VideoIntercoms, Cameras, Test & Tag. Installation Service Adam - 0437 881 514 / 5478 6302

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

Ph: 0419 684 324 or 5429 6565

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


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

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

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

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


Maleny Multi-Media Man Professional editing of video, photos & audio. VHS tape & photo prints to DVD. Video compilations with special effects. Relive precious memories as never before. 0408 684 482

Maleny Curtains and Blinds We come s to your door offering a Free design and consultancy service, Made to measure, indoor and outdoor bespoke window coverings and home accessories. Free Measure and Quote Ph: 0437 373 222


Hinterland Annual Events January Hinterland Wedding Expo Maleny Film Festival Yandina Ginger Flower and Food Festival 26 Australia Day celebrations

30-31 Maleny Agricultural Show Quota Quilt Show: Maleny High School


Montville: Flame Hill Grape Stomp

13-15 Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show: Nambour 15 Hinterland Wedding Expo 27 Lucas Parklands Young Musician's Festival



8 International Women's Day 22 Woodstock at Witta

6 Muscle on the Mountain Day 13 QLD MX Nationals Motorcross: Conondale 11-13 Queensland Garden Expo: Nambour Writers Award State Library Of Qld


April 19 The Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest 19-20 Easter in the Garden: Montville 25 Anzac Day Services

October Sound of Healing Festival: Maleny 9-12 Heart of Gold International Film Fest: Gympie 24-26 Maleny's Celebration Of Books



8 Mary River Festival Heritage Day Celebration Palmwoods River School Spring Fest

3 Mountain View Challenge Running Events and Walks: Maleny Book Week


May 3-4 Maleny Wood Expo 4 Cross Country: Maleny Community Precinct 17 Big Pine Music Festival: Woombye

19-21 Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest Kandanga 21 Mary Valley Scarecrow Festivals Arts Connect Open Studios 26 -4 Kenilworth Celebrates! Lions Welcome Dinner: Maleny

September 12 Gary Crew Hinterland Readers Cup 13-14 Real Food Festival, Maleny

7 Mary Valley Tomato Festival Christmas celebrations 27-1 Woodford Folk Festival

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

John Mitton Tree Services - Arborist Tree Removal (Tall and Dangerous trees near houses our specialty), Palm removal and cleaning, Stump Grinding, fully insured, free quotes. 15 Years Experience Ph: 0412 690 323

Trades & Services DOG GROOM ING Shear Canine Dog Grooming Salon 10 years industry experience, Shave offs, breed standard clips, Home salon in Palmwoods, Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Ring anytime to book an appointment 0468625301

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

ELECTRICAL Green Energy Electrical

Lic No. 71210

Reliable prompt domestic electrician. Extensions, renovations, maintenance, new homes, safety switches, switchboard upgrades, test & tag, smoke alarms. Solar Grid Connect. Ph: Steven Pilcher for an obligation free quote 0421 162 007 E:

R V Electrical Lic # 72787 Workshops, Homes, Cottages, Sheds & Renovations, Energy Saving Solutions, LED Lights, Security Lighting. Switchboard Upgrades, Safety Switches, Generator Outlets, Smoke alarms, Solar. For Speedy Diagnostics and Quality Service. Call your local Sparkie Zak on 0413 885504 email: Negawatts Electrical & Solar Power Call us last for a competitive quote. Over 500 local installations. Grid and Off-Grid CEC licensed installer A5100260 Quality European panels and inverter. Gary Phillips Ph: 0407 760 838

FENCING & AUTOMATIC GATES Plan-it Fence & Gateworks servicing locals in the supply of Automatic Gates. Glass & aluminium pool fencing, balustrade & aluminium privacy screens. Prompt reliable service. Ph: Paul for a free quote 0412 698 595 or

FURNITURE MAKING Furniture Making - Randy DeGraw design maker of fine functional furniture & woodturning to suit your home or office decor. Ph: 5494 4222 for an appointment.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE & MOWING Man with Scythe Mows, Slashes, Cleanly, Quietly Domestic or Acreage 0402027922

Range Mowing & Gardening Complete mowing and gardening service. Mowing, hedging, edging, tree work, weed control & landscaping. Steep and difficult terrain a speciality - large gardens and small acreage properties. Ph Paul 0413 920 049

GUTTER CLEANING Gutter Sucker Gutter Sucker specialises in cleaning your guttering. a unique portable operation for the efficient and effective removal of leaves and rubbish from all types of gutters and roofs. Phone 1800 558 7 4 5 o r 0 4 0 2 4 6 3 9 1

HANDYMAN A Very Handy Man Fix anything in & around the home: Paint * Plaster * Tiles * Carpentry * Odd Jobs * Flatpack * Move Furniture * Pressure Wash * Gutters/Windows * Chainsaw * Garden makeovers & Clean up. John 0439 942 077

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 today Ph 0404 056 147 QBA Lic. No 1242008


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

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

PLUMBING & WASTEWATER AWS Advanced Wastewater Solutions All plumbing & drainage work. Supply & installation of advanced wastewater treatment systems. Septic conversions. 1 ton excavator for hire. Ph: 0412 858 020

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

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

Gavins Plumbing Service All maintenance plumbing, draining, gasfitting, roof & guttering, domestic pump repairs & replacements. Complete wet area renovations. BSA Licence 48654 Ph: 5445 7230 - Mobile: 0402 791 058 All Hinterland areas - 35 years experience Sky Plumbing & Gas Fitting Guttering, Water Tanks, Filters and Pump Installation. Septic Trenches, Holding Tanks, Blocked Drains. Heat Pumps & Gas Installation. Landlord water reports. Water Hammer solutions Ph: 042 11 66 882 BSA 1078655

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

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

Step n Stone Landscapes All aspects of stonework and landscaping design and construction. Outdoor pizza ovens, fire-pits & fireplaces. Sculpture commissions. No job too big or too small. Ph. John: 5478 6754 or Mob: 0411 426 099 Stone on the Range Stuck for ideas? Speak to Jim, he’s an effective communicator. All stonework including raised vegie gardens, creek beds, waterfalls, sculptural features, driveway entrances,walls, steps, fire pits,steep site specialist. Ph: 0401 308 824 Em: 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 p 54 944 917

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

PUMPS Pumps on the Range Specially added service from Gavin's Plumbing. Problem solving house, spa, garden pump issues, standby pumps available new pump installations, pump servicing, filter installations/replacements. Ph: 5445 7230 Mobile Gavin: 0402 791 058. Dan: 0412 296 454


Custom Curtains and Shade Friendly service and advice, MUSHROOM COMPOST professional installation and free in home measure & quote Direct from the grower to you for shutters, blinds, curtains, awnings and security screens. The perfect environmentally-friendly garden mulch and soil conditioner. Full ute tipper load. Ph: Jim or Julie on 5494 6898 $90 delivered. SKYLIGHTS Phone Gerard: 0407 588 824 or 54 997 273 E: Skylights - full range to suit most situations. Flue Installations and repairs. PAINTING Leaks, Flue cleaning, Whirlybird ventilation Jobs to value of $3300 Greg Goozee. City to Surf Painting & Decorating Re-paints & new work, industrial coatings, Ph: 0416 073 416 decorative finishes, Anti mould coatings. Quality & value for money guaranteed. Servicing the SMASH REPAIRS Range & beyond. Phone Richard Daveson: 0418 708 620 BSA 1117847 Palmwoods Smash Repairs Panel beating & spray painting by PEST CONTROL professional tradesmen. Insurance & private work. Direct link to insurance companies. Top of the Range Pest Management Repair, paint, weld or makeover. All work Termite specialists House treatment for guaranteed. Ph: 5478 8922 general pests. TANK CLEANING Termite inspections and treatments. Phone: 1300 663 808 or 0411 105 005 Pristine Water Systems Full water tanks cleaned, water testing and correction, filtration - Free appraisals Ph: Trevor 0404 302 723 HINTERLAND TIMES – JUNE 2014


Hinterland Times Real Estate

Your complete country package awaits!


ELCOME to the country! What an absolute bargain awaits one lucky purchaser at this beautiful country residence. Located in Conondale, just 15 minutes from Maleny, this 26-acre property is an outstanding example of versatility and charm. • 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with spacious verandahs on all sides • Warm Blackbutt timber floors and 9ft ceilings • Spacious open plan with multiple living areas • Views from everywhere within the home • 12.5m x 8m shed - Separate liveable studio! • Elevated position with northerly outlook • 26 acres divided into 7 fully fenced paddocks

Perfect for horses, cattle and plenty more. The list goes on including dam, a chook house, green house, ample fruit and nut trees, raised garden beds... Inspect this one as soon as possible, the owners are now ready to move after enjoying this wonderful slice of country paradise for the past 10 years. Conondale 4 bed, 2 bath, 26 acres Price: Offers above $600,000 Contact: Mark Clayton and Michael Reck - 0409 181 095 RE/MAX HINTERLAND 2/10 Maple St, Maleny

Maleny 196 Oehmichen Road

Maleny 466 Maleny Kenilworth Road

Maleny 16 Bean Street

Maleny 132 Ruddle Drive

Hinterland Hideaway

Development Site with Approvals

Original Maleny Home

Obi River Frontage

Lose yourself on your own private 35 acre piece of paradise with a glorious private creek running through the whole property, waterfalls & swimming holes. The property also includes an enchanting timber open plan cottage with gas & solar.

Located on an established high profile and well known corner location in the Witta Business Centre Precinct, this 2,965m2 development site has approvals in place for a two level commercial development at front and two single levels at rear.

Walk to town from this original Maleny home, 3 large bedrooms, open plan living, eat in kitchen, separate study, VJ timber walls and beautiful polished timber floors. With nice views out the back, this is a good solid home. Inspect By Appointment

This property has a lot to offer. 10 acres of near level usable land with Obi River frontage, a dam, fenced off paddocks, great for horses or cattle or just a hobby farm. Lovely, 4 bedroom colonial style home,two separate living areas & separate self contained granny flat. Inspect By Appointment

Sale $595,000

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Sale $375,000

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What’s on in ... JUNE 5




Musos at Eudlos - microphone sessions, 1pm till 4pm at Eudlo Hall. Entry gold coin donation, licensed bar, snacks and afternoon tea (GF included), proceeds maintain historic Eudlo Hall.


Queen's Birthday Public Holiday long weekend

Companion Planting, 1.30-3pm, Discover one of the oldest tricks in the gardening book with Leonie Shanahan, Maleny Library. Aglow - Sunshine Coast, Flame Tree Baptist Church Hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside, 9.30am. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy worship and an inspirational message, speaker Candice Simfield, $8 includes morning tea. 5476 8463 or 5476 4190 Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue Fundraising Auction from 7pm, View items from 4pm, Dinner from 6pm, Maleny RSL Hall 18pp main course or $20 table deposit, book Maleny Information Centre.

6-9 Manshine, Ewen Maddock Dam, Ian 0419 139 570, Ted 0407 187 867, Rick 0421 616 685. 7

JUNE 2014

Monthly Maleny book sale, 9am-11.30am Maleny Library

7-8 Gardening on the Edge, a Maleny Garden Club fundraiser (pictured Arthur and Audrey Brown)

10 Maleny Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, Maleny Hotel. 12 Family Friendly Foods Recipe Swap, Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) 9.45am, at Milwell Rd Community Centre in Maroochydore. Contact is Lynne 5491 9957 or Kathy 5435 0311. 13 Spinal Injuries Australia Sunshine Coast Post Polio Network, 10.00am, CWA Hall, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore. Guest Speaker Gail Pitt, Physiotherapist. Topic Trips and Falls. New members welcome. Details: 5447 6608 or 5494 3272.


21-22 Montville Camellia Festival, 9am-4pm. Camellia Competition, flower arrangements, camellia plant sales at MVA Hall, quilt display in St Mary's Church, Devonshire teas and BRVA art show in St Mary's Hall 25 (and every Wednesday) Storytime Kenilworth Library, 10.30am-11.30am Stories, rhymes and songs and purposeful play – to encourage language and listening skills, promote attention and curiosity aimed at the under five’s.

14 Montville Growers and Makers Market - Come and help celebrate our market's 5th birthday. Stay for a piping hot pancake breakfast, pick up some new season Montville strawberries and local pecans, listen to the buskers or browse some of the local craft and food stalls under the historic fig trees outside the Montville Village Hall. Our market produce and craft is genuinely local and 10% MVA market proceeds support OXFAM, the rest is for the community hall. Details: 0407 656 726.

26 ABA morning tea, 9.45am, at Milwell Rd Community Centre in Maroochydore. Contact: Lynne 5491 9957 or Kathy 5435 0311. 26 Montville State School Art Gallery/open evening 27 School holidays begin! 27, 28, 29 Lucas Parklands Young Musicians Festival

JULY 1-13 Winter school holidays for Qld and NSW

Raise your voice, not the sea level See an ocean creature exhibit. Help save baby turtles. Join an international art project at the 35th Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival, one of the oldest and most successful celebrations of its type in South East Queensland. Held at University of the Sunshine Coast from 10am-4pm, the festival is part of Green June, a month of eco-entertainment and opportunities.

18 Has Elvis really left the building? Taking on a powerful US Corporation is just one aspect in the fictional account of The Cloning of Elvis Trilogy. Local Sunshine Coast (Caloundra) author Chris Sansoni is one person who will stand up for the late and great Elvis Aaron Presley, Maleny Library, 10am-11am. Free. Bookings essential. 19 Storytime (every Thursday), Maleny Library, 9.30am-10am, Stories, rhymes and songs and purposeful play – to encourage language and listening skills, promote attention and curiosity aimed at the under five’s. Free.

6-13 NAIDOC Week

Hibiscus Society, 10am at Woombye School of Arts Hall, Blackall Street , Morning Tea. All welcome.

19 The Caloundra Family History Research group is looking forward to hearing Shauna Hicks speak on “Google Tools for Genealogy: Are you Making the Most of Google?”

WEEKLY CREATIVE ART CLASSES Your choice of Wed, Thu or Sat mornings all media, styles, subjects and levels. Contemporary and traditional methods. Details at: 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral Street, Maleny.

Brett Campbell Mosaics Studio Style Mosaic classes in Maleny. Tuesday & Saturday mornings from 9am. Be guided by a renowned artist to make whatever you like at your own pace. Relaxed setting. For more info visit: Phone: 5435 2951

DRAWING DEVELOPMENT explore and expand. Starts Jun 21. An 8 class course of rigorous drawing involving all forms of media, surfaces & grounds, subjects and compositions. Details at: 0407 238 026 or

Dru Yoga Dance Day Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a day of Dru Yoga Dance at Awakening Centre, Maleny. Flowing yoga movements choreographed to music, uniting power and grace within body and mind. Sunday, June 22nd. $100 including lunch. Ruth, 0409 564 276,

ARTFUL DODGER WORKSHOPS Directed Collage – Sat 14 Jun Yellow, Red, Blue: Collaged Colour – Sun 22 Jun 4 Square Collage – Sun 29 Jun Details at: 0407 238 026 or Studio: 37 Coral Street, Maleny. 54

21 The Blackall Range Growers market has locally grown seasonal produce, breakfast and great coffee. Parking is free. A lovely community market on rain hail or shine. Bring your green bag.7:30 – 12 noon In the grounds of the Old Witta School, 316 Witta Rd. (10 mins from Maleny) 54999924

13,14,15 Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

15 Hinterland Wedding Expo, 10-4pm, free, Montville Village Hall and St Mary’s Hall and Village Green


1.30pm Corbould Park, followed by afternoon tea. All enquiries : June 5493 2679, Roz 5493 1197, or Dawn 5492 2208.


Dowsing and Bush Flower Essences Learn to select flower essences using a pendulum, to bring the subtle energy system of the body into balance. Explore the sacred geometry of flowers. Sunday, July 13th. $175/$150. Ruth, 0409 564 276,


Montville State School Fundraiser Flaxton Garden dinner, 5452 1333


Muscle on the Mountain Day, 7am-1pm, Maleny Showgrounds

11-13 Queensland Garden Expo, Nambour showgrounds 13 Conondale QLD MX Nationals Motorcross 18 SLQ Young Writers Award 2014, entries close 18-27 Noosa Long Weekend Festival

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Hinterland Times June 2014  

Hinterland Times June 2014