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March 2017

They say charity begins at home


INTERLAND HOMES must be buzzing with it – as there are so many functions supporting people here and overseas in March! And you can help: from donating your old bike to make wheelchairs, to buying art for orphans, and more. And there's opportunity for youth – in a special Zonta bursary, at the Maleny Show, collecting for the homeless, or creating harmony on March 21. We've motorcycle enthusiasts, a gathering of musos and maker of market fare. Anniversaries too – 20 years for the Montville Visitor Information Centre and a founding member, and 40 years for Maleny Playgroup! Playgroup was always such an important part of our family's life. As we moved around the state with Heatley's work, then overseas – playgroups were a weekly necessity for me.

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Inside this month Desrae Wooley serves top tips on the range 20 years


Motorcycles make memories for Keith and Colleen Canning


A must-do in Maleny: Club Acoustic


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Now our tribe are way past that – but those friendships watching our babies grow and learn have endured. I love the days when work brings me back to our playgroups, and please, pick me to hold your baby. (Sigh!) I'll have to get that same buzz from music instead of newborns now – and there's no better place to experience live music than our range – do read Creative Cuts, as it is full of talent to hear and see. Also on this month is Earth Hour, International Women’s Day, and where to wear green on St Paddy’s Day!


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HE ROTARY CLUB OF MALENY recently linked in with the Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise on the Gold Coast, in support of their nationally recognised project ‘Push Bikes to Wheelchairs’. Discarded push bikes are gathered, dismantled and recycled. Two bicycle frames and a set of handlebars create the foundation for a wheelchair.

Since 1987 over 6,600 wheelchairs have been shipped to some 30 third world countries. I spoke with Maleny Rotarian, Chris Brooker. “We will set up a workshop on Sunday, March 26, 9am – 2.30pm at the Maleny Showgrounds so that people can bring their unwanted bikes to us. We’ll be dismantling some of the bikes already collected by Rotary. “Excess parts will be taken to the Witta Resource Recovery Centre. The depot’s manager is also going to set aside some of the push bikes that come in

between now and the workshop. It’s a good example of genuine recycling.” Time to pull those surplus bikes out of your shed, no matter their condition and give them to the ‘Push Bike to Wheelchairs’ project. If you genuinely are not able to deliver the bikes to the workshop at the Maleny Showgrounds, collection can be organised. Your contribution may assist a disabled child, giving opportunity and a quality of life not otherwise attainable. Enquiries to Chris Brooker: 0428 712 504.

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Hooray for volunteers! They help make our towns and villages welcoming, they support members of the community and they are just generally good people. Montville-based volunteer, Desrae Woolley, deserves a special mention today, for clocking up 20 years at the Visitor Information Centre.

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ISITORS ARRIVING IN MONTVILLE are charmed by the picturesque main street, with its inviting architecture and welcoming shops. But there is more to Montville than the main street, and the best place to find out what’s on offer is at the Visitor’s Information Centre. Built near beautiful Russell Family Park, it looks a little like an ice-cream kiosk, but the contents are much more helpful, and the staff even more so! Run by volunteers, the Visitor’s Information Centre (VIC) has been helping people find the hidden gems of the area for two decades. And no-one knows more about the Centre itself than Desrae Woolley, a founder member of the team. Desrae and Graham Woolley have lived in Montville for 21 years. “We moved up here for Graham’s work, he was a builder; then after we moved up here his work all went to Brisbane!” Desrae laughs. The couple bought some land on Mill Hill Road and built the house themselves, but once it was finished Desrae knew

she “had to do something apart from potter in the yard”. Back in Brisbane she had worked for Twentieth Century Fox Films before becoming volunteer for Lifeline. “They offered me a job as supervisor after a while, which I enjoyed.” “Well, except that time the shop was robbed by someone who grabbed a kitchen knife from one of the shelves!” Graham reminds her from his chair. “That’s true. Anyway, there was an ad where Jenny Tatton wanted to start an information centre, and Graham said, ‘You could do that’. I went to the meeting and started the next week.” The VIC began thanks to the Blackall Range Business and Tourism Committee, in a small space next door to where the Montville Gourmet Pizzeria now resides. “It was good fun. We knew nothing about Montville really, so on the weekends we would go around and check out the area. We’d learn. If we didn’t know something we’d go into the real estate shop and ask.”

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Soon came the ‘famils’, which were a huge benefit to the team and community. “Once a month on a Thursday we would do a famil,” Desrae explains. “We’d visit two or three accommodation places in Montville, Maleny, Flaxton or Mapleton, and sometimes it would be restaurants and cafes, or shops. “This way we knew what to tell people about places they could stay, or where was good to eat. I used to run the famils, and we’d have a morning tea at these places, get to know the locals. “Secrets on the Lake was a major sponsor of the VIC, they were lovely to us. Funnily enough, we’ve actually just won two nights’ accommodation there!” The team made their own uniforms and Desrae has kept her cream-coloured shirt after all these years, with its elegant embroidered motif ‘Calm Behind the Coast’. “They looked so smart in their uniforms, with brown skirts and a cream scarf,” says Graham. “We moved next door to the IGA in the late 90s,” Desrae continues. “It was the perfect spot for us, right in the centre of the village. We had a photocopy machine there to raise a little money for the centre, but everyone still worked for free.” The Sunshine Coast Council eventually built a new space and later Visit Sunshine Coast took over. “The famils aren’t as regular these days, and meetings tend to be held at the Glasshouse Information Centre. Montville is now part of a team, not an individual centre. “I think the famils are definitely useful. There is so much accommodation up here that people don’t know about. We need to see more,” Desrae believes. “The rangers still come up sometimes though to tell us what’s happening with the walks, which is really useful.”

Visit Sunshine Coast recently celebrated Desrae’s long service to the community with wine, flowers, and gifts “Every five years you get rewarded,” she says, “which is a nice recognition.” Desrae still keeps in touch with many of the original volunteers who have moved on. “There are about nine of us who go for coffee once a fortnight.” “Yes, and they get looked after,” adds Graham. “The Waffle House, Montville Gourmet Pizzeria and Monty’s all give them a discount on their coffees.” The VIC itself has proved a valuable space for Desrae. Graham nearly lost his life recently and needed five operations and physiotherapy for months on end. Desrae was by his side for much of the time. “She needed the volunteering sometimes during that. It gave her a break from home,” he says with understanding. Over the years nothing as dramatic as the Lifeline incident has happened, thankfully. “People are generally very friendly, and often ask for things that aren’t here, or were here years ago, like the pottery and the glassblower.” However there are two questions that people always ask… “Everyone wants a different way down,” smiles Desrae.” The Palmwoods-Montville Road always has them asking, ‘Is there another way off the range’?” And the other popular question? “Where are the toilets?”



On your Bike!

The Cannings: travelling on two wheels in New Zealand in their 1988 K75S BMW

Living the dream. Many aspire to it, and now, with their daughters all grown up, Keith and Colleen Canning from Woombye are doing it – along with a motorbike or two…

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IKE LOVERS, Keith and Colleen Canning, are seasoned travellers, but they were born and bred in Nambour. “I left school and went to have a holiday at Alex Beach with my brother, Russell, and met his mate, Keith. I was just 16,” shares Colleen. “We’ve been married 39 years this June,” adds Keith with a grin, clearly happy with his choice of bride. Growing up on acreage, Keith had motorbikes. “I rode old

bikes around the paddocks, and at 17 started riding properly. Then we were married and it was no more bikes for a while! Cars, houses and kids were the priority.” Bikes, however, were not going to give up easily. “Two friends bought an old bike and pulled it apart to work on it, but then they decided to go and start a business in Thailand. They said to my brother, ‘Tell Keith he can have the bike’. “I bought another heap, and with parts from that I restored the bike, and things just grew from there.” Keith developed a fondness for a particular brand of motorbike – the British Velocette - made between 1905 and 1970. “When I’d just left school a friend had one, and I was in awe of it.” Once their daughters were older, Keith and Colleen joined the Velocette Club. “They advertised a big rally in

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with Gladys’s parents.” The daughters themselves are ‘tolerant’ of their parents’ passion for bikes. “They both had motorbike escorts for their weddings,” Collen smiles, “but they do worry about us.” It is clear that Keith and Colleen love to travel. “We have loose plans, we just see where the road takes us. And there’s always a motel. If a town’s full, we drive to the next one.” The couple show me albums of their bikes and their road trips. Open roads, beach drives, small villages, welcoming people and lots of smiles – page after page of adventure. “I’ve worn out two cameras already!” Colleen laughs. “I take thousands of photos on a trip, and then create a selection of favourites at the end to make a book.” I’m taken to meet a few members of the Velocette family, including very old ‘Bertie’, classic ‘Ruby’, and ‘Gordon’, who Keith kick starts and I hear purr like a contented giant cat. The next event on the calendar is closer to home. The Historical Club of Queensland are holding their annual Motorcycle Swap Meet at the Maleny Showgrounds on March 11 and 12. “This will be the 24th consecutive year of the event,” Keith, who is club secretary, tells me. With over 1000 members and a huge display of historic, vintage and veteran motorcycles on display, it is a place for social ride and shows. “A club motorcycle must be 30 years old, or more, and we have members with bikes ranging back to 1912,” Keith shares. The club also raises and donates money to charities, a role they take very seriously. “And the Maleny Lions Club is our main food provider; they use the event as a major fundraiser for their own community programs.” Anyone can come along to the swap, the cost is only $5. You can find complete motorcycles, engines, gearboxes, frames, tyres, books, the list goes on. Gates open for sellers/vendors at 6am and at 8am for buyers and the general public. Call Swap Coordinator Allan Briais for more information on 07 5457 3449. And if you keep a look out, you may see Keith and Colleen with some of their beloved Velocettes.

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AY BACK, when I first made friends in Maleny, a group of us used to gather on each other’s verandahs and talk about our dreams. Verandah dreaming, we called it. A common theme that threads through the stories I write for Hinterland Times is the realisation of a dream. Many of these dreams began on verandahs. Range music teacher and musician, Jacinta Foale, and sound technician, Mark ‘Sparky’ Paltridge, shared a dream: to create a venue where the sound quality and atmosphere supports the culture of a ‘listening’ audience. A place where the music and the players are the most important aspect. Food and alcohol are only present to support a lovely night out listening to music. Their dream remained on hold for a few years as the Upfront Club fulfilled most of the needs of the muso culture of Maleny. Jacinta said, “The impetus to move on our ideas came when we heard that the Club was closing”. Serendipitously, Chris Brooker from the Maleny RSL was looking for someone to host just such an evening. “There was a good feeling of being well connected and in agreement before we started,” said Jacinta. It is very clear that much thought has gone into the presentation of Club Acoustic evenings, held on the first Thursday of the month. Tables are set out in an arc directing all attention to the stage with its backdrop of flags and the Honour Board. The bar and food areas are apart, allowing a separate space for those who want to take part in conversation. The lighting and sound are very professional. I went along to the February Club and, as is the custom, the evening began with blackboard acts—full of surprises, but of high quality. To my delight, the two final acts (invited guests) were Danny Rose and Murray Wall. Now, I have to confess I am something of a Danny Rose groupie, but to see this seasoned performer singing a set of vintage American Songbook standards was a real treat. Danny was the force behind the Upfront Club, and it has taken him a year to perform at Club Acoustic. “At first I was too sad and sorry,” explained Danny. Jacinta obviously holds Danny in high regard. “We had our first session in the same month that the Upfront Club closed, March 2016, and we commented that Sparky and I

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were two people doing the job that Danny did by himself—both the technical and the introducing side of things. Danny is royalty to Club Acoustic.” Regalia, The Full, Jacinta’s alter ego, hosts the evenings with such style. “Regalia is very committed to looking FABulous, and her gear is sourced solely from Maleny’s Op Shops,” explained Jacinta. “My choice to go with this format came from being a musician who has benefited from good hosting.” Jacinta has just completed a Masters in Gestalt Therapy where she focused on the importance of supporting vulnerability and rebuilding a sense of valuing. She is using this knowledge well at Club Acoustic. “A good host can enhance the experience by drawing attention to things about the performer that the audience might take for granted and by honouring the audience’s role in making it a good night.”

The other half of the dynamic duo, Sparky, came to Maleny in 1995. As a musician (he plays in five bands, and runs his own recording studio), Sparky knows what performers are after. Jacinta recorded some of the songs on her album in his studio, so she appreciates, first-hand, his attention to detail. While the acoustics at the RSL hall are superb, the clarity and quality of the sound is down to Sparky and his able offsider, David Bagshaw. Theme nights are held during the year, such as a fundraiser for the Welcome to Maleny Group of the Neighbourhood Centre. Jacinta explained: “They brought a bus load of Iraqi and Syrian refugees for a day out, and we raised almost $700 towards their bus hire and other expenses. We also held a fantastic IDAHO event. A very moving night”. It’s hard to hold musos down. I have lived in Maleny for

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HE ESTABLISHMENT of this playgroup transpired when young mother Jan Hutchinson, new to the area, enquired about joining the closest group, which was in Caloundra. She was told that they were full and was given the names of two other women who might have been interested in forming a Maleny group. They were keen. In March, 1977 Maleny Playgroup was formed and began in a local church. Nine mothers and 16 children attended. While the facilities were adequate, children’s activities were limited to indoors.


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“My son was getting bored and needed other kids to play with. He loved it and we’ve been coming along almost every week since. “I didn’t really meet anyone in town until I came to playgroup. The mums here are now among my closest friends.” C&K Kindergarten operates four days a week leaving Wednesday free for playgroup. This is due to a longstanding agreement creating a symbiotic relationship. Playgroup pays rent, shares the equipment and has the use of the grounds and building. There is a weekly fee of $3 per family to cover rent and other expenses. “Liz our Secretary, started coming when she was pregnant because she had just moved to the area and knew she would want ‘mum’ friends. Since then we’ve been really keen to tell new or pregnant mums to come. Some have said that it was one thing that they really

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looked forward to every week. “Also, when they’re first getting out after the birth of the baby it’s nice to be around other mums. There’s no mum’s group in Maleny so playgroup connects them to the community. “If we see people in the street or at the IGA we say hi, ask if they are local and invite them to come along. Katrina met a lady at the gym the other day and told her about our group,” said Sarah. I continued my time at playgroup amid kids ‘hunting’ food and excitable play. Sarah left our discussion to attend to her child and so Katrina shared activities and anecdotes. “Every Wednesday at about 10 o’clock, the council’s bin truck goes past. It starts off with one child screaming, ‘bin truck’. Then we get a flock of children running down to the gate. They all stand and watch the bin truck go past. It’s a highlight of playgroup. “We’ve had Teddy Bear Picnics where the kids bring a toy. Blankets are laid out, there’s storytime and food to share. “The local balloon man has come along twisting his balloons into animal shapes. We’ve had face painters, people sharing music like a woman from Maleny Ukulele. “We also create themes around annual occasions like Easter and Christmas. Local people just volunteer their time. It’s wonderful.” Special days for dads and grandparents are always a hit at Maleny Playgroup. Grandparent’s Day saw the installation of a photo booth topped with a sign made by the children. A place where memories were made. Sarah and Katrina agree that Maleny Playgroup offers a safe environment that supports the development and well-being of young children. It is an integral part of the community with a ripple effect into the heart of each family.

“Many of the children who attend our playgroup go on to kindergarten maintaining friendships in the same location. “There are babies who have been coming here before they were born and they keep coming until they go to kindy and then often onto school,” said Sarah. Maleny Playgroup is a welcoming place that caters to 0 – 5 years, each Wednesday, 9am – 11.30am (closed school holidays). The group has a membership of about 40 families with an average of 20 attending each week. New families are always welcome and the first visit is free. On Wednesday, March 29 at 15 Cedar Street, Maleny Playgroup will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a picnic and entertainment. For further information go to www.facebook.com/MalenyPlaygroup/ where a weekly timetable is posted or enquire via email to malenyplaygroup@gmail.com (Images by Katrina Vagg of Kirk & Treens Wedding Photography)

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DYING WITHOUT A WILL WHAT HAPPENS? 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 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.

Kindness IN KUSMA Kenilworth’s Dee Dunham recently visited Nepal on a humanitarian mission. Her experiences are fascinating and humbling, and her Nepali companions have a generosity of spirit that could warm the coldest heart.


FTER A 15 HOUR FLIGHT from Brisbane, three days in exotic, noisy, colourful Kathmandu, and a nine-hour bus ride over unbelievably rough, steep and winding roads, Dee was at last in Kusma, a place she considers her “other home”. “This visit would be very different from my previous one, visiting my Nepali family and friends. This time I was here to make a difference.” Dee’s Nepali ‘family’ consists of Ramkrishna, his wife Goma and their five-year-old daughter, Shreeyasi. Ramkrishna is school principal of an exclusive private boarding school with more than 600 students. He also works tirelessly on the committees of Rotary, Lions, Red Cross and Human Rights. He believes his purpose in this life is to help the disadvantaged, the poor and the handicapped. In particular, he believes passionately that education is the pathway to freedom from poverty for the youth of his country, and he is striving to bring education to those who would not normally have any access to it. Goma is a secondary school teacher and has recently qualified as a university lecturer. She totally supports Ramkrishna in his life’s mission. “Nepal is a very poor country with no welfare system, no free health or education,” explains Dee. “Since the earthquake I had been fundraising in a small way with the help and generosity of my friends, in particular the local Ukulele Group. “We had been able to provide emergency help to some remote villages where people were starving and without shelter and some ongoing support through Ramkrishna’s programmes. “But now I was at the coalface where I could actually see first-hand the needs of these very gentle and patient people.” Dee’s first visit was to a school in a very poor and remote community. The two-hour journey took her over huge washouts, potholes deep enough to drown in, and

landslides with just a narrow pathway cleared in the piles of rocks. “But when I looked up it was to a landscape so dramatically beautiful there are no words to adequately describe it. Impossibly high mountains covered with rainforest and backed by the sparkling white of permanently snow- covered Himalaya ranges in the distance. “Below were deep ravines at the base of which raced wide, white gushing rivers. It was breathtaking.” As Dee stepped out of the car she was draped with welcome scarves and garlands of beautiful marigolds, small children crowded around offering sweet posies of flowers and welcomed her with warmth and enthusiasm and blessings of “Namaste”.

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The traditional band of drums, pipes and whistles played and marched down the street followed by women in bright coloured, flowing saris, dancing and laughing. “With some of the money I had brought and a considerable contribution from him and Goma, Ramkrishna had bought a school bag, school uniform, books, pads and all the basic student needs, one for each of the 50 school age children in the village. “I felt a huge lump in my throat as I witnessed their gratitude for things our children take for granted. There were speeches, some children performed traditional dances and then they farewelled us with the same enthusiasm with which they had greeted us.” Next was a visit to a school in Kusma where, with the help of EKATA Youth Group, Ramkrishna had placed and is supporting 13 blind students. He had read about the plight of many blind children trapped in the remote outer villages, living in abject poverty, left to live their lives in darkness and isolation. When he investigated he found 13 such children and brought them to Kusma where they were placed in a hostel and enrolled in a local school. Here they are receiving an education and have displayed an extraordinary musical talent. “We were invited to be guests at school assembly where the entire school paraded in very impressive fashion.The blind students were then brought forward where they performed a beautiful song they had composed. “After their performance we presented them with bags containing

Dee Dunham from Kenilworth gives clothing and toiletries to blind students in Nepal

clothing and toiletries and each one received a handmade scarf and hat knitted and donated by my friend and neighbour, Lyndall.” Just outside Kusma there is a very famous and very long suspension bridge. connecting one mountain top to another above a deep ravine, at the bottom of which is a magnificent, wide,fast-flowing river. “I stood on this bridge looking down at what looked like matchbox sized buildings on the edge of the river, knowing that in those buildings, on the temple site, lived the Old Mothers whom I desperately wanted to meet.” These are the old widows who have worked hard all their lives, who are now too old and frail to continue working. They have no family to support them and because there is no welfare system in Nepal they need

Dee receives garlands of beautiful marigolds while visiting a village school

community support. “Amazingly, Ramkrishna ordered a bulldozer to cut a road down to the temple and we would be able to get down there in a Jeep. “After a short socialising period with Ramkrishna translating, we gave the Old Mothers the gifts we had brought, and they were so happy and grateful like children on Christmas morning. “I will probably never get to see these precious old ladies again, but I will never forget them.” Now Dee is back in her safe and comfortable environment and looking for ways to continue to contribute to the great work Ramkrishna is doing. “I am hopeful that I can return often to my beloved Nepal.”

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I C T U R E HYDRANGEAS at the picket fence, with a courtyard full of potted colour and friendly faces - and all in the heart of Montville. The land next to Chic and Sassy Boutique Montville has been transformed into a colourful, outdoor shaded area. Owner Carol Elms, known for her boho fashions, says, "I always wanted to open up a food van, this is the next best thing!" The window in the wall offers instant relief for tired and hungry shoppers - teas, their own "Sassy-blend" coffees and cold drinks like kombucha and juices. Serving small, sweet and savoury lunchtime selections, you can take your fill of slices, cakes and biscuits or choose fruit salads, gourmet salads, sandwiches or panini rolls. Enjoy in the garden or grab and go! No stranger to the retail trade, Carol says, "Buskers on the weekend are planned and in coming weeks we're opening up the internal section." "While you're having your coffee, ladies leave your men to sit and sip whilst you shop!" The eclectic ladies wear and accessories (think handbags, belts, jewellery...) are just as quirky as the kiosk and table settings outside.



It is all smiles from the team at Sassy Beans and Bites in Montville: Carol Elms and Lisa Lawer

The eatery has only been open for a month - it is pet friendly and welcome families, too. Carol looks forward to a regular roll-up of locals and visitors, she invites you to, "coffee in the garden, under umbrellas - served by a big, broad-smiled barista!" Sassy Beans and Bites is open 7 days from 9am-2pm at 134 Main Street Montville, visit www.facebook.com/chicandsassyboutiquemontville/ or call 5478 5777 to find out more.


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T’S TIME TO DO A JIG, enjoy a yarn and possibly a whiskey or two...Yes, Finbars is holding an Irish weekend which starts on Saturday March 18 from 3.30 - 6.30pm with Keith Valentine.

Hear well-loved poet Irish Joe Lynch, Jenny Fitzgibbon sings accompanied by Jeremy Dunlop’s guitar and there's a special set of comic Irish songs to make you laugh into your Guinness. Jens woodfired pizza's opening times on March 17, midday - 8.30pm; March 18, 3.30pm - 8.30pm; March 19, midday - 8.30pm. Get out and do the Irish thing for St Patrick's Day in an intimate concert at Witta Old School Hall, Witta Road, Saturday 18th March from 5pm. Cabaret style with tables. Irish Joe Lynch is a well-loved poet and - dramatic and lively, with such a gift with words you will get to visit every emotion you possess. Jenny Fitzgibbon sings with flavours of a traditional Ireland – her strong voice soars. Jeremy Dunlop’s guitar accompaniment is a delightful blend of harmony and rhythm. Folk, Jazz &country vibe. Hear song samples at www.jennyfitzgibbon.com Also a special set of comic Irish songs to make you laugh into your Guinness. Come and eat your Indoor Picnic from 5pm, music from 6pm. Tea, coffee, charity bar and cake available. Further info 0429 916 493





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Indulge Your Senses Regardless of whether it is fine dining or a casual cafĂŠ you can be sure that unique culinary experience awaits. The Hinterland Times Food, Drink and Dine Guide introduces visitors and reminds locals about the delicious dining options on the range.

During MARCH we look forward to giving you a FREE TASTE of marzipan in-store Marzipan, reputedly originating from the Middle East, had found its way to Europe by the 14th Century and began production in Lubeck Germany, possibly around the 15th Century. Sugar was a scarce commodity, so marzipan was typically found only at the tables of the affluent and nobility. Today, its production in Germany is taken very seriously and connoisseurs look for quality marzipan with low-sugar content. Sweets On Maple marzipan is mostly chocolate coated and/or flavoured with pistachios, berries or even sometimes liqueur.

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Daawat Indian Restaurant

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Address 6 Bunya Street MALENY Phone 07 5494 2013 Web malenyhotel.com.au OPEN Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm Dinner: Mon - Fri: 5.30pm – 8.30pm Sat & Sun: all day dining from 11.30am

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

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

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


Concept Coffee

Spicers Tamarind

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

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

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






Cappriccio’s Italian Restaurant

Lumbini Nepalese Restaurant

The Garden Maleny

Secrets on the Lake Café & Gallery

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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The Orangery Maleny

The Terrace Seafood Restaurant

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

Address Cnr Maleny-Landsborough Rd & Mountain View Rd MALENY Phone 07 5494 3700 Web terraceofmaleny.com.au OPEN From 8th March Open 7 days Lunch: from 12pm, Dinner from 6pm An award winning restaurant with expansive coastal views, specialising in seafood platters using ocean fresh Mooloolaba seafood & locally sourced produce. A special occasion’s destination offering a la carte, fine dining, functions & Christmas parties.

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

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

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


7 days: 9.00am – 2.00pm

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

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The Edge Restaurant

Little May Espresso

Montville Gourmet Pizzeria

Indian Palace

Address Phone Web OPEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Mayfield Patisserie & Chocolates

Address Phone Web OPEN

Address 127 Main Street MONTVILLE

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

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





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Daily: 9.30am – 4.00pm

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

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

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

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






Flame Hill Vineyard

Montville Café Bar Grill

Palmwood Hotel

Witta General Store

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Le Relais Bressan

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

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

Flaxton Barn Address Phone Web OPEN


Fishtales Café

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


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

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

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




Husk and Honey

Flaxton Gardens

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

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

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

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The prayer flags are ready for Harmony Day

Harmony Day



N MARCH 25 WE will be celebrating Harmony Day all over Australia. This is a day to extol inclusiveness, friendship and belonging, and for the 2017 event the Maleny State School will be uniting with The River School and for the first time, Maleny State High School to complete a number of activities. Three classes will be learning three songs to sing for the community on March 21 in front of Maleny Library and up near the old QML, in between the real estate and Piece of Green. In addition to this, all students at both schools will be making their own prayer flag with a special message or word, based on the theme for this year. All classes have been given brightly coloured material to complete their class sets. The week before Harmony Day we will fly these wonderful flags in the community, outside the library and the old QML. We are also hoping to put the flags up in the town library for the community to read and enjoy the messages from the children from the two schools. After Harmony Day these little emblems of positivity will be displayed permanently inside the school hall for the children and parents to enjoy.

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Maleny State School also holds a free dress day and children can bring in a gold coin or whatever they wish to donate to BUDDIES. We have been doing this for the past eight years and we have raised around $400 which is used to assist refugee families.

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Cakes Vintage Rose Cakes Specialising in beautiful cakes designed just for you. Gabrielle is passionate about quality and perfection, and will create a memorable cake for your wedding day. Ph: 5435 0172 E: vintagerosecakes@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/Vintage.rose.cakes/

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

Photography Maleny Wedding Photography Local professional photographer Clive captures the personalities of all couples, traditional, classic, fun, quirky or romantic with his offbeat humour. The studio provides stills, video, albums, wall decor, prints and digital. Ph 0455 500 007 https://www.facebook.com/malenyweddingphotography/

The Hinterland Times Karen Muir Do you offer a unique Hinterland Wedding experience? Contact Karen to discuss adding your service here. Mobile: 0414 432 423; ph: 07 5499 9049; E: karen@hinterlandtimes.com.au

Silence has been made into a film by director Martin Scorsese.

Silence is a Rosetta Books has 4 stirring novel movie passes to give of questions away to the first peop le that in their to purchase a copy nature are of the book. unanswerable - all the while remaining a simple story of conflicted and desperate faith. When news reaches Father Sebastian Rodrigues that his mentor Christovao Ferreira, who was thought to be at work in 18th Century Japan, has denounced his faith, Rodrigues travels to the secluded nation to discover the truth of this betrayal. Endo’s historical epic is a captivating novel rich with authentic voices, an open mind, and - unlike almost every other portrayal of Japan - paints a picture of a land which is sodden, barren, and unforgiving; populated by people whose beliefs are complex, messy, and in profound conflict between the native Buddhism and the newly imported Christianity. Silence offers a daring challenge to religious orthodoxy and gives profoundly deep thought to the nature and problems of truth.

Line of Fire

The Night Gardener

by Ian Townsend

by The Fan Brothers

In May 1942, in the town of Rabaul in the Australian territory of New Guniea, five Australian civilians were taken by Japanese soldiers to a pit at the base of a volcano and executed as spies. A mother, her brother, her husband and her friend. And her 11-year-old son. Award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story of WWII, little known to most Australians. Townsend’s account is an intriguing narrative, of Australian history, military conflict and volcanology woven in with the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family. Who were these people and what led them to this terrible end, under the shadow of a volcano?

In the spirit of 'Goodnight Moon' and 'The Curious Garden' comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William's grey little town is full of colour and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William and his town are changed forever. With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.





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All for charity Dairy herds, a garage sale and helping the homeless. Hinterland folk are full of heart, and know how to have some fun! Here are some things you can do this month...

A cow race Support your local Chappy on March 4, and expect live entertainment from local musicians, great food and drinks - but don't wear your high heels. The fashions on the field will all be focused on decorated gumboots. Maleny Dairies will be hosting its second ‘Cow Race’ fundraiser for our local chaplains and their valuable work in the community of Maleny and Conondale. The unique event is not to be missed - with a grand finale ‘Cow Race’ where one lucky person is going to win a $1000 voucher, kindly donated by Maleny’s Mitre 10. Other great prizes include a $500 voucher from Beyond Travel and a $250 IGA voucher. To find out more, call Rebecca Francis on 0434 226 676 or www.facebook.com/Malenysmilkinit

Monster Garage Sale Maleny Uniting Church garage sale is turning out to be the premium event for the first quarter of the year. With everything from hair clips to larger pieces of furniture and rare books, there really is something for everyone on March 11. This year we are adding a “ Super Sausage Sizzle” with drinks, so there is no excuse to go home for lunch. We are encouraging everyone to bring big bags for bigger bargains. There will be a 50c lucky dip for the children and lots of “man things” to keep husbands happy. So collect your friends and come and check it out. Be there at 7am for the red hot bargains. If you have items to donate please ring 0429 647 370 or 5494 3693. Collection of larger pieces will be the Thursday or Friday before. All the funds raised this year will be going to help the Uniting Church Outback Frontier Services, based in SW Queensland”s Cunnamulla. Later in the year, in July/August, a team of workers from the Maleny Uniting Church will spend some time in Cunnamulla “lending a hand where needed”.

Montville youth in action

Gillian James, Chaplain Becky Francis, Jodi Hamlyn-Harris say even gumboots will be dressy on March 4 Image Jody Gilchrist

The Montville junior youth group and children’s class held their first service project for the Lions Emergency Homeless shelter, which provides assistance to single women or single men with children. The service project involved a few weeks of planning and implementation. Flyers were made and distributed to 100 homes to inform locals of the service project, which donations are required and when the items would be collected. The generous donations were collected, delivered and much appreciated by the shelter. The Montville junior youth group and children’s classes meet Thursday afternoons, 3.30pm-5pm and are based on the teaching of the Bahá’í Faith. People from all backgrounds are welcome to participate, since the spiritual identity of each individual will be strengthened – www.bahai.org.au



Community News Community News Community News Register now for Clean Up Australia Day

Elijah a choral masterpiece

Hospital Auxiliary calls for new members

T’S TIME TO STOP and take a look around your local area, find those rubbish hotspots that need attention and register for 2017 Clean Up Australia Day, held on March 5. Clean Up Australia Day is the perfect way to get rid of rubbish that is accumulating on neighbourhood streets, in parks, bushland and waterways. The website now has over 100 locations across the Sunshine Coast - from Nambour to Dulong/Kureelpa, Gardners Falls , Mapleton State Forest and Mt Beerwah National Park. The local Lions are getting involved at Obi Lane South in Maleny and Beerwah State High School are tackling rubbish too. So put on a pair of gloves and grab a bag – because when the rubbish is gone, nature can carry on. You can also support participants by either sponsoring a site or donating via the website or facebook. 100% of monies raised is allocated to the purchase of materials provided free of charge to groups across the nation. Register now: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au and send your Clean Up Australia Day photos (over 500kb) to: editor@hinterlandtimes.com.au

HE MALENY SINGERS are treasured for their wonderful productions of operettas and Gilbert and Sullivan, but until this year they have not ventured into the world of Oratorio. In April, the singers will perform an abridged version, showcasing the highlights of Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. The work tells the story of this larger than life Old Testament prophet, and features some of the greatest music that Mendelssohn ever wrote. There will be wonderful performances from our own popular soloists pictured: Evalee Sharples (The Widow), Tony Glazebrook (Elijah), Colin Dunn (Obadiah), Viera Keogh (The Angel) and the performance will be conducted by musical director (seated), Margaret Taylor. The singers will be accompanied by Janet Brewer on piano, and Anne Bowyer on cello. The performances will be on Friday, April 7 at 7pm and Saturday, April 8 at 2.30pm at the Uniting Church of Maleny, Landsborough Road. All tickets - $15 (children of school age free), will be on sale at the Visitors Centre, Maleny, www.trybooking.com/261973, and at the door.

ALENY HOSPITAL Auxiliary has big plans for 2017, and President Val Bridger said, "We are looking for some young, energetic members. "We wouldn't knock anyone back - it does not require a lot of time - but significant events take a lot of work." Their focus is on fundraising to purchase items that support patients, families and staff. "For example," explained Val, "we buy high tech specialised beds - fantastic to sleep on, but also easy for staff to move patients around and reduce pressure sores." Their brand new BBQ and gazebo area is a good example of benefits for everyone, particularly those patients in rehabilitation. Said Val, "They can walk outside to a shady area with nice tables and chairs - and have a BBQ with their family. It is also a place staff like to enjoy their lunch." Maleny IGA has kindly contributed to the BBQ and outdoor blinds, the rest was from donations and fundraising by the Auxiliary. The group hope to purchase more beds and equipment this year - why not help them? Call Val on 54 999 798.






Community News Community News Community News Sign petition for action

Connect at Women's Space Maleny 2017

NDREW POWELL MP, Member for Glass House, has sponsored a petition initiated by Rachel Fentiman (pictured) requesting the Minister for Main Roads to investigate and fund safety upgrades at the intersection of Landsborough-Maleny Road and Maleny-Montville Road. After several unsuccessful representations to the Department of Transport and Main Roads requesting improvements to the intersection, Andrew said it is time for the community to be heard by the Minister. At the time of print there were only 14 signatures on the written petition - available at Andrew’s office (4/70 Maple Street Maleny) or at Judy Coey Optometry (opposite the Primary School). You can also add your name to 123 other people with the online petition: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-ofassembly/petitions/e-petition?PetNum=2692 The petition calls for action "to immediately commission planning, funding and construction of safety upgrades considering all possible options, including but not restricted to a roundabout, improved lane delineation and slip lanes." Please note you are allowed to sign both the written and e-petition - they close on . March 10.

N INTERNATIONAL Women's Day Initiative, Women's Space Maleny 2017, is an inclusive place for women to share knowledge, healing and experiences locally. Held 9am – 4pm, Sunday March 5, the fundraising event is held at and supports the community work of the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. Says organiser Josie Coco, "At Women’s Space we are creating an opportunity for women to learn about and experience local services, and to share and connect with each other, in order to share innovative ideas, encourage connection and reveal pathways to reach their potential. "You will have the opportunity to participate in drumming, family constellation and art therapy workshops, as well as yoga and Qi Gong. Healing experiences include BodyTalk energy psychology / healing for yourself and your pets, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, hypnotherapy and flower essences." There's also Feng Shui for your home and workplace, the principles of how to balance an Ayurvedic diet and more, and all is included in your entry fee. To find out more call Josie on 0498 065 306. You can see the program at: http://www.josiecoco.com/ws-program



Landscaping & Garden

Youth come on board!

Be part of something amazing, rewarding and steeped in tradition, as well as win some great cash prizes…. The Maleny Show Society is looking forward to the future of the Maleny Showgirl and Maleny Rural Ambassador Awards, as they are an opportunity of a lifetime for young Queensland women and men. The awards help raise the profile of Queensland Shows, and what better way to help celebrate the 80th Maleny Show than to join in these great competitions. You could win $200 cash, and if you’re keen to take part in our Charity Person Event, the prize is $2000 towards travel of your choice! Starting at local shows, move onto sub chamber levels and finally the EKKA. “Our Society believes strongly in the development of networks and resources for young people to feel connected. After all, they will take on our shows in the future,” said Co-ordinator, Mrs Helen GilmourWalsh. So get involved! Call 0418 163 118 or visit: www.malenyshowsociety.org.au

MITRE 10 TIMBER YARD 5494 3400 Coral St (behind Maleny Vet) M -F 8:30 to 4:30 | Sat 8 to 12






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THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND THAT SEEMS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE Whether it’s the climate, the sweeping views, the atmospheric ‘villages’ dotted about or the people – this is a special, creative place. Artistic talent can be seen virtually everywhere you look. From ‘Strangler Cairn,’ Andy Goldsworthy’s huge egg sculpture in Conondale National Park, to the wealth of art galleries, local markets and viewings in artists’ personal studios. To help you on your journey of artistic discovery, the hinterland has its own Gallery Trail. Enjoy contemporary art, antiques, photography, sculpture, glass art, quilting, papermaking, jewellery, Aboriginal art, pottery, wood craft, watercolours and oils...the list goes on. There is something for everyone, whatever your taste or budget. If you would like to see pieces by nationally and internationally recognised artists, whilst also savouring the work of local talented artists, this could be the perfect answer. It has been said that the hinterland is the Soul of the Sunshine Coast - once you take the Gallery Trail, you will probably agree.


Showcasing carved Red Cedar sculptures, furniture and doors created by renowned timber artist, Jack Wilms.

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Hinterland Treasures & Garden Centre

Upcoming Exhibitions


Forest Art Collective Bliss by Belinda Stanton Until March 25

Latitude Gallery Shop 1, 180 Main Street MONTVILLE Ph: 5478 5771 latitudegallery.com.au

Montville Art Gallery Artist of the month: Karen Atkins Until March 31

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

The Lift Gallery The Green Dragon - Chinese Nephrite Jade Opens March 4

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

Art on Cairncross Homelands – John McVeigh-Brown March 4 to 26 Maleny Art Direct Gary Myers’ latest artworks Opens 5pm, March 25 Arts Connect Inc. Two Open Studios trails March 25 - 26 Garden Haus Gallery Mixed media - Danielle B Latta Until March 31 For more information about Galleries on the Hinterland go to www.hinterlandtimes.com.au and open the “Sunshine Coast Gallery Trail Booklet”


Maleny Art Direct Shop 2/30 Maple Street MALENY Ph: 0413 885 220 malenyartdirect.com.au OPEN Daily

Showcasing fine artworks by Local Artists based in Maleny, in a welcoming, non threatening creative inspiring environment. Artists currently exhibiting, Lindsay Muir, Gary Myers, Jane Nicol, Janna Pameijar, David Bongiorno, Jen Banks, David Miller, Barbara Nye, Rachel Fentiman, Heather Jones and John Morrison.


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

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


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

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


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


Montville Art Gallery

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


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

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

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

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

The Garden Haus Gallery

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

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OPEN STUDIO TRAILS The last week of every month (why not download the map from ACI website) & take a weekend drive through the Hinterland visiting artists in their studios & learn a little about their creative worlds. SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE Set in the gardens of Spicers Tamarind Retreat since 2011.


Maleny Showcase Jewellers Shop 4 Riverside Centre Maple St. MALENY Ph: 5494 3477 malenyjewellers.com.au

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

OPEN Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 Sat: 9:00 - 1:00

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


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


Holden’s Gallery 38b Coral Street

(Corner Coral & Myrtle Streets)

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

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


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

Come & see our Montville showroom by appointment only.

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

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


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


Manfred’s Wood & Antique Shop 460 ReesvilleRoad (Cnr. Corks Pocket Road) MALENY

Ph: 5494 2058 manfreds-wood-shop.com OPEN By Appointment Only

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

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

We are the specialists to ensure your antiques or rare furniture are kept in top condition. With 50 years experience in restoring, repairs and retail, Manfred’s Wood & Antique Shop is the right choice for you & your precious heirloom pieces, rare furniture & valuables.


Gallery Trail


Lift Gallery

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

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


Rick Everingham Studio/Gallery 26 Thynne Court, MALENY Ph: 5435 2323 M: 0488 594 616 rickeveringham.com.au OPEN Sun: 10:00 - 5:00 Other times by Appoint.

To promote your business in the Hinterland Times Gallery Trail pages contact Karen Muir

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


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The Green Dragon Exhibition of Chinese Nephrite Jade Feature Artist Montville Art Gallery March 2017

Unforgettable Karen Atkins


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AREN WAS BORN on the outskirts of Melbourne. in 1962, she obtained an Arts Degree at Monash University and then a Bachelor of Education from hawthorn institute of Education. She spent the next ten years teaching in North Western Victoria in the region known as the Mallee. in the mid 1990s, Karen moved to Sydney to become a full time professional artist. She purchased an 1890’s workers’ cottage in North Sydney which had originally been the home of men quarrying sandstone for Sydney’s early buildings. it is now her home and studio. “My studio overlooks the local dog park and i get a lot of my inspiration by watching the interaction between dogs and their owners. i was really chuffed when the North Sydney Council purchased one of my paintings of the Dog park for their prestigious collection which houses works by the likes of Brett Whitely and peter Kingston.” Another recent triumph for Karen was being invited to be Artist in Residence at St. patrick’s primary School at Camperdown in the Western District of Victoria. “i helped the students paint a mural for the school. it was wonderful experience for me. The children were delightful and so inspiring.” Before moving to Sydney, Karen lived on a wheat and sheep farm where her days were divided between riding horses baking cakes, painting chasing shearing sheep. “One day when i was at rounding up sheep near horsham, i came across a red Bentwood chair out in a paddock. it was so unexpected, that it has stayed in my mind ever since. The series of paintings i have painted for my show at Montville are all centred around bentwood chairs.” Open daily from 10 to 5, Montville Art Gallery is located at 138 Main Street, Montville, opposite the Village Green. From March 1st, Karen’s paintings will be featured under Exhibitions on the gallery website: www.montvilleartgallery.com.au



hE LiFT GALLERy is launching an exhibition of over 60 Chinese jade carvings, dating from Neolithic times up to the early Ching Dynasty of the eighteenth century. The pieces have been chosen from a large private collection and range from small humanoid carvings from the neolithic hongshan period, to beautiful intricate carvings of Ching Dynasty dragons, and a large dramatic Guan yin figure carved in black jade, featured below. The exhibition is accompanied by handouts describing the importance and place of nephrite jade in Chinese culture, its mineral composition and the way in which one can establish its authenticity when compared with other minerals such as serpentine, which are often passed off as jade. Out of the multiplicity of subjects carved we have chosen to show the changing styles of the successive dynasties, featuring cicadas, bi discs, congs, pendants and also small group of Ching brush washers. There has probably never been such a comprehensive exhibition of jade staged outside China and Taiwan, and this is an opportunity for individuals and groups to examine and learn first hand about such a fascinating subject. The exhibition opens on March 4, which coincides with Lift Gallery's birthday, and will close on September 4. View the exhibition at 926 Maleny Montville Road, Balmoral Ridge or find out more on 5435 2303.

A large dramatic Guan Yin figure carved in black jade is featured at the Lift Gallery's latest exhibition, opening March 4

e Garden hosts fundraising art fair


LL pROCEEDS FROM the art fair go to the Ebenezer Childcare Trust, an orphanage in Livingstone Zambia. Works by local hinterland artist, Julie Manfield, include

framed and unframed originals and prints, including miniatures, gift ideas and clearance items. Everything is priced to sell in The Garden Café’s gallery on Mountain View Road Maleny, April 1-23. A great place to view the art and enjoy a coffee or a meal in the café. This family-owned business allows artists to show their works ‘for free’ in their gallery. What generosity of spirit! This is not the first time The Garden has allowed the Friends of Ebenezer (a locally run registered charity) to use their facility. Meet some of the Ebenezer team on April 1 and 2 and learn more about this very successful work amongst the poorest of the poor children in Livingstone. The Trust caters for babies, toddlers, girls and boys, has a primary school and farm to help provide food for children and staff. Contact Lenore at ric1945len@yahoo.com.au Buy art for an Ebenezer orphanage in Zambia

Karen Atkins

Artist of the Month for March 2017


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


ACh yEAR ThE Zonta Club of Blackall Range offers women students the chance to apply for a bursary, this year worth $1500. The student must be either living in or have come from the Blackall Range and Sunshine Coast hinterland – be studying for qualifications at a tertiary institution, and show dedication to her chosen field. Coordinator of the program, Zontian Kaye Gardner, said all the recipients so far have been outstanding young women whom the club was proud to support. “Zonta international’s (Zi) mission is to advance the status of women, and when the first club chartered in New york in 1919, its aim was simply the education of girls. “This covers all areas of women’s lives, from the problems of domestic violence to the recognition of community work done by the ‘quiet achievers’.


Blackall Range bursary on offer Last year’s winner was Emily Gregory from palmwoods, now in her third year of a Bachelor of Animal Ecology at the University of Sunshine Coast. Emily said her aim was conservation and sustainability in marine animals. “The bursary enabled me to take part in an overseas work placement with humpback

whale conservation in Coastal Ecuador, and make important connections and network with people in my field. Kaye emphasised the student need not be studying at a university. “The bursary is open to women at any equivalent tertiary institution, for instance TAFE, or another college.

“A student needs to have completed one year of her course study and her results should indicate her achievement, and her determination to continue in her career of choice,” said Mrs Gardner. To receive an application and criteria, email: scholarship@zontablackallrange.org.au - they close on April 30.

Emily Gregory (centre) was able to enjoy an overseas work placement in Ecuador, and thanked Zonta for their generosity and interest in her studies and future work



C R E AT I V E C U T S Blues Arcadia at Palmwoods

Roots, reggae and funk

Combining the legendary soul of the Stax and Motown era with the burning heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited oldfashioned soul stomp revival. Based in Brisbane, they were formed by Alan Boyle (vocals), Chris harvey (guitar) and Jeremy Klysz (bass), with parmis Rose (keys). Released in late 2016, Blues Arcadia’s eponymous debut Ep is currently sitting at number two in the Australian Blues And Roots Airplay Charts. This collection of eclectic, dirty, soul-infused blues lives and breathes with an energy all of its own. Blues Arcadia are proud winners of the Chain award for Best New Talent Of The year. See them March 11, 9pm until 1am at the palmwoods hotel.

Feast in the music from the streets of Brazil! Be delighted and immerse yourself in the spirit of South America along with some of the finest performers of Brazilian music in Australia. Don’t miss hearing the music of Tom Jobim, Elis Regina, Rosa passos, Caetano Veloso and Joyce Morena coming alive in a myriad of rhythms and arrangements of wellloved Brazilian/jazz tunes, featuring Adelaide’s vocal darling Charmaine Jones with Brazil’s renowned Eddie Gazani on guitar and vocals. Eddie and Charmaine will be at “The Jazz Sessions” at The Bison Bar on Sunday, March 26 at 3:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online through www.stickytickets.com.au, or at the door. Bookings are recommended. Annie J and Fusion are a group of awesomely diverse musicians collaborating with an equally awesome chick, who writes some varied and original songs. Mixing up funk, blues, rock and reggae into a unique dance groove, we like to call it ‘fusion’. One of the ‘go to’ bands on the coast and selected to play at Mitchell Creek Rock 'n 'Blues Festival to an appreciative audience. This band creates a sound that is new, danceable, singable and fun, and it just makes you feel happy inside. Enjoy their act at Finbars on March 4, 7.30-10.30pm, free entry.

One Act Plays Maleny Meals On Wheels

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y/R.Richards, M/D.Cole S.Stockwell, K.Lanphier, J.proctor, S.Grundon K/A.Kennedy, J/A.Caradine J.Glasscock, T.Dansie, i.Busk, D.Somerville p.McLennan, B.Crozier, B/G.Diefenbach p/V.Weaver, J/L.Tilley M.Foster, M.Marshall, D.Shepherd, T.price S.Carn, A.Wilson, C.O’Neill, R.Groves B.Clayton, p.perisic, B/T.Feenstra S/G.Ellis, L.Gemmell, S.Johns E/J.Atkinson, p.McLennan, B.Crozier B/J.Whan, S.Marchant, S.Frohlich M.Allen Waters, B.perry, M/R.Cock J.Allison, F.Stevens, G.Carson, M.Foster V.Carbery, N.hungerford, M/J.Benn R.Barr, F.harper, D.Graves, M.Sherrin B.Lingard, L.Lowe, E/R.Robinson S.Frohlich, TBA, M.B.Moss G.Carson, D.pedder, S/G.Ellis W.harper, D.Shepherd, F/A.Keating B/T.Feenstra, E/J.Atkinson R/K.howell, D.Somerville, TBA TBA


A taste of Brazil

Maleny players present their new One Act Plays, commencing Friday March 31. Each short play has a different genre, with two of the plays written and directed by local community members. One is set in a Brisbane art gallery, where three cleaning ladies find out their jobs are threatened and come up with a scheme to make a lot of money. Then there's a pub and a chance meeting between two men on Valentine's Day. The audience also see a small town drama, with a young man who cannot or will not speak. Adults $20 (no concessions), Students $10. Find out more at www.malenyplayers.org

Arts Connect Inc. Open Studios March 25 and 26 sees the Open Studios Trail take in Maleny, Flaxton, Mapleton and Nambour, with seven artists welcoming visitors to their studios. Artists Judy Berlak, Christine Elcoate, Kaye Leach, Belinda Stanton, The McCotter-Musk Studio and Jennifer Eurell will be demonstrating their various media and techniques, and artworks will be for sale. Jennifer is the feature artist for March and her works include painting, photography, artist’s books, cyanotype, printmaking and also combinations of different media. her interest is in patterns, repetition, clothing and ecological aspects of the local landscape. please visit the website for maps and artists’ information: artsconnectinc.com.au

Mojo Burning Annual guitar-driven festival Mojo Burning will host an official sideshow at the palmwoods hotel on Friday March 24, lining up three of the best in The Royal Artillery (pictured), plus Mike Elrington and The Unknowns for a solid ‘all killer no filler’ blowout. With the main event to drop Saturday March 25, and feature 20 nationally touring acts including Nick Oliveri’s (QOTSA/Kyuss) first solo appearance since 2010, this will act as a preview for all lovers of blues, roots, rock and stoner rock. Free entry, good times, fat riffs and bands from 9pm. Full details at www.mojoburning.com

visual arts entertainment performance

Gary Myers

Rubatuba at Kenilworth

The Fencer

Artist Gary Myers invites you to his exhibition on Saturday, March 25 at Maleny Art Direct, from 5pm. The inspiration for the latest pieces in this show was for Gary to continue his adventure back toward his roots in traditional art. Gary has chosen the best subjects from his recent travels, which includes the yarra Valley and parts of central Victoria. “But it wouldn't be a Maleny show without the inclusion of our beautiful countryside,” says Gary. “The finished paintings are still meant to entertain and uplift the spirits of all who view them."

All-day cheese and wine tastings are again on offer, as well as the spread of award-winning local produce at Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest. Don’t miss the the Great Cheese Rolling Competition, the Cheester Egg hunt for kids ages 4-7 only, followed by the Easter hat parade for all ages. Other fun attractions are camel rides, Macdonald’s Baby Animal Farm, live music by Rubatuba and much more to keep everyone entertained. Rediscover the simple pleasure of a day in the country that the whole family will enjoy. Come and celebrate Easter Saturday April 15, in Kenilworth, the heart of the Mary Valley. Entry to the festival is free. www.kenilworthfoodfest.org.au

Set in 1952, this is the true story of Estonian champion fencer and coach Endel Nelis, whose encouragement of children in his motivational sport led him into danger from Stalinist Russia. Activists from the Estonian War of independence (1918-1920) were hunted down by the Russian secret police. hiding out in in self-imposed exile in his homeland, Nelis was tempted out of isolation by the needs of war-damaged children. This film by Finn Klaus haro has been called a Slavic version of the classic tale of inspirational teacher sacrificing himself for his students. This independent production, was nominated as Best Foreign Film in the Golden Globe awards. http://malenyfilmsociety.info/

Linc Phelps Springsteen once said “Musicians, we’re a brotherhood and sisterhood of misfits!” and Linc phelps couldn’t be happier to fly that flag! he gets up, he gets down and he writes songs to tell the world about it. Born in country Queensland in 1992, this 26-year-old singer/songwriter has spent a decade immersed in music. Linc then decided to embark on his long awaited solo career, armed with a collection of honest and emotional self-penned songs. GreenBeads productions were employed to produce the debut solo album, and the result is an outstanding 10-track record, drawing on a range of influences from Ryan Adams to Delbert McClinton. See Linc on March 11, 8pm at the Beerwah hotel.

Family orchestral concert

Outspoken in March AC Grayling is a prolific author, recently awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to philosophy. his most recent book, The Age of Genius, the Seventeenth Century and the Invention of the Modern Mind, argues that the mindset of modern times was established in the 1600s, amid terrible war and great injustice. Shelley Davidow is the author of Whisperings in the Blood, a memoir in which immigrant voyages form the basis of an extraordinary story that explores the heartache and emotional legacies created by those who leave their homelands forever. Both authors will be in conversation with Steven Lang, Tuesday March 28, 5.45 for 6.30pm, Maleny Community Centre, $20, $15 for students, www.outspokenmaleny.com

Together and alone

The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert for families, featuring the narrated story of Peter and the Wolf in which all the characters are represented by various instruments in the orchestra. Other works to be played include Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Saturday March 18, 2pm at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Buderim. Led by Alex pattri and conducted by Adrian King, this is a concert that will appeal to the young and not so young, the seasoned concert punter and the inexperienced listener. Adults and teenagers: $20, children under 12: $5, (afternoon tea included). www.sunshinecoastsymphonyorchestra.com

Brett Campbell is an accomplished musician, singer, producer and songwriter. he has released many albums, most notably his six releases of music for children, and has achieved four semi finalist awards in the UK Songwriting Contest. Brett plays over 200 shows a year throughout Australia and has twice toured the US as well as the UK. Andrew Laidlaw Jones, is a self-taught eclectic singer/songwriter, with roots from Folk, Rock, and Country. he released his first album last year “Angels to Ashes”, and has played gigs internationally, and locally, recently at Above the Blue Charity Concert for Beyond Blue. hear Brett Campbell & Andrew Laidlaw Jones at Finbars, March 25 from 8pm. hiNTERLAND TiMES – MARCh 2017


In the Wild

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until It’s Gone

What's in the Spotlight


N SE QLD, iT COULD be argued that we’ve got way too much diversity in our native flora and fauna. in the plants alone there are over 3500 natives and closer to home on the Sunshine Coast we have over 1500 species of plants. Do we really need all of this diversity? isn’t this all just too complicated to learn about and manage all of this biodiversity, let alone preserve it? Wouldn’t we be doing ourselves a favour by losing some of the species that are struggling to survive anyway? isn’t that what evolution is all about? Just in case you’re starting to worry, i am of course being ever so slightly rhetorical and hopefully getting your attention in the first paragraph and keeping it in the following meanderings. Diversity is well and truly the spice of life and the complex tapestry of life we are blessed with is the legacy of millions of years of evolution and interaction between the plants, the animals, the fungi, the land, the climate and of course more recently the management of indigenous Australians for at least the last 60,000 years… however, after the massive clearance of SE QLD native vegetation over the last 180 years during the European settlement period, we new Australians have a long way to

Share your Sunshine Coast memories Join the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. Share your favourite fond memories, photos, footage, recollections and reminisces of the Sunshine Coast. For more information or to share your memories visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/fifty.

Join us for a Heritage Discovery Showcase Head to the Eumundi School of Arts Hall from 10.00am-3.00pm on Sunday, March 19 and experience living heritage at the free Heritage Discovery Showcase. Climb into a jet fighter cockpit or enjoy fashion parades through the eras. Search ‘heritage’ on council's website for details.

Arts and music in Coolum 'Blended' is back in 2017 taking over Coolum’s Tickle Park from 2.00-9.00pm on Saturday, April 8. 'Blended,' a free National Youth Week event, will showcase our local young people, with a full line up of music, arts and entertainment. Check out the IFYS Blended Facebook page for details.

Play 'Big Games' for Neighbour Day In celebration of Neighbour Day, Sunday, March 26, enjoy an afternoon of free ‘Big Games’ including refreshments in the Nambour Courtyard, corner of Currie and Bury Streets from 3.00-4:30pm on Friday, March 24. Visit www.neighbourday.org for more details and to find other events in your area.

Visit the latest gallery exhibition Visit Caloundra Regional Gallery this month and explore an exhibition of works by four, postemerging young Queensland artists. 'Close enough: Young Queensland artists' includes a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and video. Exhibition on display until April 23.


T’S BEEN MUCh too hot lately to be in the garden other than in the early morning or late afternoon, but at least we have had some rain. Gardens for Wildlife workshops will recommence soon so periodically check the Barung website to find out what’s on. Broad scale revegetation may have to wait until the soil moisture has been substantially replenished but on a garden scale, it is possible to plant young stock,

Nation-wide entries are now being sought for the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017. The Art Prize offers a major prize of $25,000, plus a Highly Commended prize of $5000 and an artist residency. Visit council’s gallery website for details. Entries close on March 31.

Have you registered for the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards? Your big idea could win a share of $20,000 in prizes! There’s also a terrific new prize for the top female participant. The competition runs until March 27 and is open to every Sunshine Coast school student in grades 10 to 12. For more information visit council’s website.

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go before we can address the survival of the remaining rich, complex and unique biodiversity and are caretakers of for future generations. We’re getting there slowly, but still unfortunately a few too many backward steps… Just this week a friend brought in the last few fruits to ever be produced by the rare Grease Nut Tree Hernandia bivalvis. When last week, with all the pride of expectant parents (subtle attempt to pull on your heart strings) we looked on at the crop of precious fruit this tree was carrying, we didn’t know then that it would be the last crop of fruit this tree would ever produce. This week however when it was felled and chopped, it was all too clear that these would be the last few fruits that this threatened tree would ever produce. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case. Endangered, Rare and Threatened plants are protected both on a State and Federal level, but this only has relevance or effect if the potential remover of vegetation a) knows that the plants are protected (and hopefully chooses not to remove them) or b) they are mapped or tagged in some way to indicate their status (which has problems with vandals then targeting them). Knowledge is the key to preservation of our biodiversity, if you don’t know what it is, please don’t cut it down.

keeping close watch for signs of heat stress. Well established plants have survived well and even grown. Some plants have surprised, particularly those naturally found on soil types other than in one’s own garden. Philotheca queenslandica, Queensland Wax Flower from the coastal heath, appears to be quite happy in the heavy soil of the eastern escarpment and is a lovely garden plant with masses of white or pale pink flowers winter to spring. Brachyscome multifida, Cut-Leaf Daisy, seems to thrive just about anywhere and Barung’s porters Lane nursery has plenty of stock. it is much hardier than some of the related pink flowering cultivars. As a general observation, species of our favourite genera such as Brachyscome and Scaevola grow more vigorously than cultivars and varietal selections. The latter have often been bred or selected in more temperate regions. it is, however, always worth

experimenting. Both survival and growth habit can be quite variable depending on soil conditions, water availability and level of exposure to either shade or sunlight. Leptospermum leuhmannii, an apparently rare tea tree from the Glasshouse Mts, is easily propagated from seed, is a tall, slender shrub in light shade and a multistemmed shrub with an attractive weeping habit in full sun. Others that have surprised have been supposedly slow grass trees, Xanthorrhoea spp., that have continued to grow right through the hot weather and with no additional water. Grevilleas related to G. rosmarinifolia have grown well where others with a different genetic background have failed. it really helps with future planning to keep records. Enjoy your gardening this year, keep the wildlife in mind and don’t be afraid to experiment. A few losses are worth the knowledge gained.

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Join us at 12.30pm on March 21 and celebrate the Coast’s cultural diversity this Harmony Day. Learn about migrant experiences, their successes and challenges, at the free, family-friendly, 'Colourfest' short film screenings in Caloundra, Maroochydore and Nambour Libraries. Enjoy activities and light snacks. Bookings essential via council’s library website.

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OR MOST OF ThE TiME, it hadn’t been a bad week for Malcolm Turnbull. For starters, it was a non-sitting week, which meant that he didn’t have to spend much public time with the bumblers, urgers and saboteurs sitting around him on the government benches. True, it also deprived him of another chance to scream himself hoarse about the iniquities of Bill Shorten and renewable energy, but no doubt there would be plenty of other opportunities. And of course there were the usual gaffes from the usual suspects. peter Mutton admitted the bleeding obvious about the people swap, and then went further by suggesting that if Washington did not play ball with the asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus, then Canberra would call off the game over the asylum seekers in Costa Rica. This was not only, as the weary Julie Bishop corrected him, not the Turnbull line, but it was more than somewhat unwise given the volatile nature of the paranoid president. Donald Trump wants to be flattered, cajoled and above all treated with absolute subservience; an attempt to threaten him, however quickly withdrawn, is hardly good policy when the deal is far from concluded. Trump may or may not have committed to it, but this hardly matters. Given that he lied, dissembled and fantasised his way through the entire election campaign, his promises are worthless unless they are constantly reinforced with stroking. Our man in Border Control is not a stroker. And then, of course, we had George Brandis (who else?) plausibly accused of having once again misled the senate over the messy affair of the assets of Bell Resources. he immediately fell back on the traditional defence of sprung ministers: he did not recall. But these were just par for the course for a government used to serial incompetence. The good bits included the chance to swan around with Turnbull’s good mate Bibi Netanyahu – admittedly

the israeli prime minister was clearly the superior swanner, but our man did his best to strut, or at least inhabit, the stage. And of course it involved a bonus wedge against the Labor party, far from enamoured of the belligerent visitor. Actually many in the Liberal party also had their reservations, but for the sake of the wedge, they stayed solid. And the real pay off was when Bill Shorten wedged himself; he was so sure that the fair Work Commission would retain all penalty rates that he agreed to accept the outcome. But when it emerged cutting some of the holiday loadings, the opposition leader backtracked at near light speed, giving justified vent to accusations that he was a bad loser railing about the decision of the umpire his own government set up. Turnbull gloated yet again the Shorten’s promises could not be trusted – rather like his own, actually, but moving right along ... So it was all going quite nicely – until, regular as Old Faithful, the Tony Abbott geyser spewed its sludge across the party. And this was not just another spray from the dethroned leader: this was the heavy stuff, a declaration of war against Turnbull with a list of demands to prove it. The demands were little more than silly populism – forget about climate change, which is probably a hoax anyway; keep out the nasty foreigners; scrap the human Rights Commission because the mad right and the Murdoch press (the same thing really) don’t like it; stop all new spending – at a time when the economy is already in the doldrums; and reform the senate, presumably by changing the constitution; good luck with that one, although it is the only one that does not come straight out of the pauline hanson playbook. Turnbull said that Abbott knew exactly what he was doing, although he stopped short of saying that it was either a bid to return to the Lodge or at the very least enforce an agenda which he would never have been game to try while he was in office but would like to foist on his successor, presumably in the hope and expectation of humiliating failure. Sad, said the current prime Minister trumpishly; just

another outburst in which the voters were not interested and which he himself would ignore as a pointless distraction. Well, distraction, sure; but pointless? it made the headlines, which was the first objective, and it will re-energise the extremists in the party room, who may not flock back to Abbott – there is even a still crazier rumour that he is setting the job up for peter Mutton -- but are only too happy to undermine Turnbull. Turnbull’s own troops took the bait and bit back, which was fine by Abbott and his cohorts: for them, there is no such thing as bad publicity. And as long as the media will not ignore them, they will keep the war alive. it is easy to say that Turnbull really needs to do something to slap Abbott down and keep him there: but what? The party is hopelessly divided, Turnbull is far from their pin up boy, and even if he had the will it is hard to see what weapons of destruction he could employ. he has tried summary dismissal, sarcasm, attempting to look the other way. But unless he is prepared to take the pretender front on, to attempt to blow him away in the manner he is trying to dispose of Shorten, he will continue to cop the wrecking, sniping and undermining that Abbott is so enjoying. perhaps our fearless prime Minister will eventually summon up the ticker to do so; in the last few days he has shown that he is getting seriously exasperated by Abbott’s campaign. And one line, at least, he could easily turn back on his tormentor. Calling on political parties to have a purpose and a program – his program – Abbott warned: “our politics can’t just be a contest of toxic egos or someone’s vanity project.” Well, quite. And it is time to expose both Abbott’s toxic ego and the vanity project he launched last week before they become lethally self-fulfilling prophecies..

The views expressed in Mungo's column are his and not necessarily the views of the HT team.

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


AST EDiTiON i touched on the idea of being careful what tree you plant where. A good example is the Qld Maple, Flindersia brayleana. This species is endemic to North Queensland, but down here on the Blackall Range, it is considered to have significant environmental weed potential. “But the timber is beautiful!” i hear the learned amongst you cry. yes, well, so is the Camphor Laurel, Cinnamomum camphora, timber, and look what happened there! The problem is two-fold – They get very big, very quickly; and their seed is extremely prolific and viable. i once visited a 25 year-old cabinet timber

plantation of mixed rainforest species, including the Qld Maple, and the forest floor was a waist high carpet of young maple seedlings. At that point i realised what everyone had been saying about them was true. There are worse things out there of course, but it is the sheer size of these trees that scares me. i have seen them planted under powerlines, at property entrances, and along driveways. i even planted one myself about 20 years ago that i have to remove, and i plan to use the timber from that. So try to choose local endemic tree species, or at least species that are not going to cause problems later on. Now go outside and touch a tree.

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IN BRIEF: Calling creatives on the Sunshine Coast! if you’re an artist, producer, creative or performer we want to hear from you! The horizon Sunshine Coast festival of arts and culture was a standout success in 2016, and this year it promises to deliver an even greater celebration to showcase the region’s artistic side. Last year, more than 35,000 people enjoyed the inaugural 10-day festival, which featured events ranging from contemporary art and new media exhibitions to film, literature performance and street art. to street art. The 2016 program ran across across 16 locations and showcased more than 1000 artists. horizon is now calling for expressions of interest in being part of the program in 2017, to be held from August 25 – September 3. The ain is to deliver a premier arts and cultural festival, establishing horizon as a permanent fixture on the national arts calendar, and will continue to present an indigenous program representative of the Sunshine Coast region. To find out more or submit an expression of interest, please visit the horizon festival website – www.horizonfestival.com.au

regions (Caloundra, Noosa, Gympie, hinterland, Maroochy/Mooloolaba/Coolum). VSC will hold presentations biannually to update key industry on activities and trends within the market. These sessions will also provide industry the ability to ask questions and provide feedback. Thursday 09 March, 9.30am - 11.30am, hinterland.

Promotional tour for St Jude’s The School of St Jude is a 100% charity-funded school that provides free, high-quality primary and secondary education to approximately 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Arusha region, Tanzania.

The school was founded in 2002 by Australian woman, Gemma Sisia, on the belief that education is the best way to fight poverty. Located across three campuses, St Jude's also provides boarding for 1,200 students and employs more than 280 Tanzanian academic, administrative and maintenance staff. Gemma is in Buderim on the March 25. her story and commitment will inspire you. There is not a person, Tanzanian or expatriate in Arusha that doesn’t know about St Jude’s and Gemma. For further information about St Jude’s please see http://www.schoolofstjude.org and for the Australian Tour http://www.schoolofstjude.org/support-us/upcoming-events

volunteers please Volunteers needed for the Nambour Red Cross Wellbeing Centre. The Wellbeing Centre is a 20 room facility offering support and accommodation to family and carers travelling to medical treatments. Compassionate and caring volunteers are required to support the Centre’s operations, which include administration, customer service and wellbeing support. Shifts cover various weekdays from 8.00am 4.00pm. if interested please contact Chris Ashton on 07 5441 1049 or email cashton@redcross.org.au Have your say on a container refund scheme for Queensland Queensland plans the introduction of a container refund scheme on July 1, 2018, aimed at getting empty drink cans and bottles off our beaches, parks and public areas. industry and the public are invited to have a say on how the scheme will run. Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, released a discussion paper at www.ehp.qld.gov.au and invited comments until 20 March 2017. “By introducing a 10 cent refund for every eligible drink container, we can decrease litter and waste, reduce the risk to wildlife, increase recycling, create employment opportunities and raise money for charitable causes – or let the kids raise pocket money. “Queensland’s recycling rate sits at about 44 percent, one of the country’s lowest. Queensland is consistently the most littered mainland state. Visually, drink cans and bottles dominate our litter stream. “A 2015 Newspoll showed 86 per cent of Queenslanders wanted a container refund scheme." Dr Miles said most drink containers between 150ml and three litres would be eligible for a refund under the scheme, with containers to be clearly marked. Some drink containers would be exempt, such as containers for plain milk and milk substitutes, while flavoured milk, water, pure juice and wine containers over a specified volume or made of certain materials would not be included in the scheme. Go in the draw for $20,000 in prizes have you registered for the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards? your big idea could win a share of $20,000 in prizes! There’s also a terrific new prize for the top female participant. The competition runs until March 27 and is open to every Sunshine Coast school student in grades 10 to 12. For more information visit Council’s website. Conversations with vSC 2017 ‘Conversations with VSC’ are the primary industry update sessions across the key sub



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Rammed earth home on private 54 acres



NLy 8 MiNUTES to the vibrant town of Maleny, this elevated residence is truly special in every sense. From its circular driveway, stately European facade, and gracious entrance through to the sweeping panoramic coastal views from Caloundra to Noosa heads, it offers both privacy and grandeur. The residence itself is complete with elegant entrance, four double sized bedrooms, three bathrooms with separate toilets, executive home office with built-in cabinetry, library, separate living areas,

formal and casual, premium kitchen, north east facing alfresco terrace showcasing the breathtaking vista, double lock up garage and 16 x 2.1 metre saltwater lap pool. Buyers seeking a first-class residence of the highest calibre in a glorious setting MUST inspect. Sale: Offers Over $1,250,000 Agent: Rebecca Rea 0429 874 439 Ray White Maleny view: By Appointment

ET ON A magnificent, totally private 54 acres comprised of open grazing kikuyu, natural pastures and lush rainforest, this custom built and designed Rammed Earth home plus self-contained accommodation in a 24 x 12m shed offers the ultimate tranquil lifestyle retreat just 8 minutes from Maleny. The main residence, 254m2, is complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, study nook, elegant formal lounge and dining, stunning kitchen, alfresco entertaining overlooking dam and forest, plus single carport. The shed has two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchenette, lounge, reverse cycle airconditioning, two mezzanine floors, five external roller doors, and can accommodate multiple vehicles. inspection is a must!

Sale: Offers above $1,100,000 Agent: tanya Stainton Ray White Maleny 0499 889 722 view: Saturdays 1-1:45pm

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stylish & Peaceful Hinterland Retreat

‘Grange’ the ultimate private acreage property!

● Stylish contemporary split level home is set within a private rainforest backdrop in Flaxton. ● Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, three separate living areas over three split levels, Spacious chef's kitchen with modern conveniences including a 900mm gas, electric cooker. ● The kitchen and dining flow out through bi-folds to the oversized deck which overlooks the pool. ● polished hardwood flooring, high ceilings and beautiful timber joinery with the windows and doors. ● All year round comfort with a slow combustion fireplace as well as split system air conditioners. ● On the bottom level is the more tranquil living space which opens onto a second covered deck. The sparkling inground saltwater pool is positioned close by so you can keep an eye on activity. ● Lush grounds with lawned areas, established mature trees, room for veggie garden and fruit trees. A tranquil 2.5 acres located in a quiet leafy cul-de-sac &

● Timeless main residence with spacious rooms, soaring raked ceilings and hardwood timber floorboards ● Extremely private and exclusive totally protected views over the Glasshouse Mountains and surrounding scenery ● Chefs kitchen with high quality Miele appliances and plenty of storage and bench space - Views over the lake! ● Multiple living rooms with fireplace, ducted air conditioning and room for the largest of gatherings (solar power also) ● Ample outdoor entertaining areas with sprawling views to the mountains and your own lake ● Guest accommodation separate to the main residence and accessed via a covered walkway ● Executive office / library also separate from the main home and conveniently accessed via a covered walkway ● Separate caretaker’s cottage currently rented, with separate driveway access, large shed and completely private ● Two spring fed dams, substantial fruit orchard, millable cabinet timber plantation and an array of stunning old

adjoining the Kondalilla National park. ● 5 minutes into Montville for the eclectic shopping experience or a mix of cafes and eateries. ● 15 minutes to Nambour for major services including professional, medical and shopping options. ● 30 minutes to the best of the Sunshine Coast's pristine beaches & Maroochydore Airport.

Price: $790,000 Agent: Roger Loughnan Real Estate Inspection: By Appointment Phone: 5478 5288 www.rogerloughnanrealestate.com.au

Iconic acreage - east side opportunities like this are RaRe


● Glorious grazing acres with unobstructed views to the Glasshouse Mountains and beyond

● perfect site for an architectural masterpiece, farm house and / or hobby farming purposes

● Several building sites offering mostly level areas

● Currently running beef cattle with capacity around 15 head Land Size: 17.55 Acres

● permanent water via a spring fed creek and a spring fed dam

Price: Priced to Sell

● Fully fenced, private access road entry, winding driveway to main building site

ID: www.remaxhinterland.com.au/ 15085345

● Rural land surrounding, so peace and privacy assured!

Contact: 0447 737 737

● 5 mins east of Maleny and 5 mins from Landsborough, 25 mins Sunshine Coast, 60 mins Brisbane

Agency: RE/MAX Hinterland 07 5408 4220 2/10 Maple Street Maleny Qld 4552

world trees and flowering gardens ● ideal for cattle or horses, there is room for stables and level areas for an arena Bed: 4 Bath: 3 Garage: 2 Land Size: 35.76 acres Price: $2,295,000 ID: www.remaxhinterland.com.au/ 16403105 Contact: 0447 737 737 Agency: RE/MAX Hinterland 07 5408 4220 2/10 Maple Street Maleny Qld 4552

The owners have bought elsewhere - inspect today!

● 64 beautiful acres with an abundance of creek and dam water

● 12m x 12m Stable complex (6 x stables with 4m wide breezeway)

● Elevated 3 bedroom character home



● 40m x 40m arena plus 2 additional external shelters (8m x 5m roof )

● Caesar stone benchtops, cooktop, fireplace and A/C


● 4.6kw Solar (5kw inverter)

● Additional studio / external bedroom space ● Salt-water pool with landscaped surrounds - 6.5m x 6.5m Gazebo ● Bore plus 4 x tanks (14,000 Gallons) in addition to dam & creek ● 17m x 12m Truck Shed with 4.7m entry height ● 15m x 9m Machinery shed plus 6m x 6m shed

Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Garage: 17 Land Size: 25.93 acres Price: Priced to Sell ID: www.remaxhinterland.com.au/ 15100225 Contact: 0447 737 737 Agency: RE/MAX Hinterland 07 5408 4220 2/10 Maple Street Maleny Qld 4552 hiNTERLAND TiMES – MARCh 2017


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88 Tallowwood Street, Maleny

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THE INVITATION FOR FREE BREAST SCREENING NOW COVERS WOMEN UP T0 74 The invitation for free breast screening has been expanded to include women aged 70-74. Early detection saves lives. If you’re aged 50-74 you should be screened every two years. If you’re over 75, talk to your GP or health professional to find out if breast screening is right for you. For more information visit the website.

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LL OuR HEALtH articles this month come down to habits. Booking in for health checks, finding time to be spiritual and active. Marisa Kliese says, "Most of us have no idea what is inside our bodies, or what is inside our minds or even what it is that drives our emotions," but warns that short cuts don’t hold for long. tim and Mary Bagshaw talk to parents about getting the whole family active and you can read Eckankar's meeting times - places for spiritually aware people to discuss dreams, past lives and soul travel. We know early detection saves lives. Free breast screening has been expanded to cover women aged 70-74, but in May, the same age group are asked to exit from Pap smears. Cervical cancer screening won't start until you are over 25 now, which may put lives at risk, but it does save money... Reading about the Pap smear changes may stress you, but don't go live in a cage, Wendy Rosenfeldt offers to show you how to release tension in your life in a free information session this month! Autumn is here - enjoy the cooler temperatures and a healthy month ahead!

Kureelpa welcomes new Aikido classes



Takemusu Aikido have conducted classes on the Sunshine Coast for over a decade and have opened a new class at Kureelpa hall for all ages, from eight years old. "Aikido is a dynamic, non-competitive style of martial art," says Dojo, Jim Kay, "it is a way of restoring balance, connection and harmony to people’s lives through a physical practice of a traditional martial art." Aikido is known for its distinctive flowing style and is nonreliant on physical strength but more on shared power, with a focus on blending with the partner's energy rather than trying to confront it head-on. "it is ideal for men and women of all ages,” explains Jim. "Classes are taught in a friendly and relaxed environment

women aged 70 to 74 years will be invited to have an exit test Women of any age who have symptoms such as unusual bleeding, discharge and pain should see their healthcare professional immediately. hpV vaccinated women still require cervical screening, as the hpV vaccine does not protect against all the types of hpV that cause cervical cancer. The new program will commence from May 1, 2017 when the new Cervical Screening Test will become available on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Until this time, women aged between

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

18 and 69 years who have ever been sexually active, should continue to have a pap test when due. you can join a petition called "Stop May 1st Changes to pap Smears - Save Women's Lives", which states that hpV infection only accounts for 80-85% of cervical cancers. how can there be early detection when the time between pap smears has been extended by three years? And the age to begin pap smears is raised to the age of 25? you can sign the petition at www.change.org


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iNTERLAND RESiDENTS interested in practicing Aikido, a Japanese martial art, are now able to attend classes at Kureelpa.

Changes to cervical screening hE NATiONAL Cervical Screening program is changing to improve early detection and save more lives. From 1 May 2017: ● women will be invited when they are due to participate via the National Cancer Screening Register ● the pap smear will be replaced with the more accurate Cervical Screening Test ● the time between tests will change from two to five years ● the age at which screening starts will increase from 18 to 25 years



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Jim Kay invites you to Aikido Classes Tuesday nights at the Kureelpa Hall

with a focus on self-awareness and self-discipline rather than aggression." Aikido principles are used worldwide in many areas dealing with positive self-defence, conflict resolution and antibullying techniques. Classes are held on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Kureelpa hall. Anyone interested is welcome to come and watch. For further enquiries please visit the Takemusu Aikido Kai website at www.tak.org.au or call 0401 866 414

Massage By Jacqui O’Grady

Pregnancy Massage Pregnancy enhances your beauty, promoting an inward focus. Mama Bear Massage helps you spend nurture time with your body, and your baby. A massage brings relief to achey joints and lower back, reduces fluid retention, releases neck and shoulders, and prepares your body for the journey. We use an organic coconut and vanilla butter mixture, to avoid any of the sensitivities pregnancy can bring to mum and baby. You’ll be safely reclining on your side with supportive pillows and towels. Areas challenged by your pregnancy are guided back to their inherent softness by experienced hands. Check with your doctor before making an appointment. It’s a good idea to continue with massage after your miracle arrives, to keep the spine and pelvis in alignment in the following months. And best of all…massages make great gifts for mama bears…

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Ayurvedic Health Advice to Suit You

Cleansing the Doors of Perception Wendy Rosenfeldt

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up til he sees things thro’ narrow clinks of his cavern” WILLIAM BLAKE


OW WE pERCEiVE the world depends on our state of consciousness. When we are tired and stressed we don’t notice the beauty of our environment, we don’t take in what is going on in the lives of others around us, we shut down and try to do we need to do to get through the day. Our brains are wired up by our experiences. in order to master something we have to practise it. When we first learn to drive a car it may seem hard to remember all the different aspects of what is involved, focusing on the traffic, our speed limit, changing gears etc. but after a while it becomes second nature. Repetition hard wires the interneuronal connections in the brain. it is like laying down pathways so the activity becomes easier over time. This doesn’t just apply to mechanical activities but also emotional ones. if we continually experience rejection in relationships or failure in our business dealings this will also get hardwired into the brain. We then see the world through this clouded vision or the narrow clinks of our cavern. A friendly word or action may prompt feelings of apprehension if we have been wired up to expect being hurt or taken advantage of. paranoia is an extreme version of this. The world is perceived as a hostile place where everyone is out to get you.

Regular experience of transcending will cleanse the doors of perception and allow us to experience the infinite value of life. Transcendental Meditation takes us to the depths of the mind, the state beyond all boundaries of thought. At the same time we dissolve the stress from past experiences that colours our vision of life. Throughout the ages people have always sought this experience of oneness or unity. poets, artists and mystics have had glimpses of it but it is an experience that is hard to maintain in a world of stress and change. Transcendental Meditation provides the systematic technique to get to that state regardless of who you are, your life experiences, age or spiritual beliefs. The process of releasing stress and tension enables us to then maintain that expanded state in the busyness of daily life. you don’t need to retreat into silence or go and live in a cave. people from all walks of life are discovering the advantage of living with cleansed perception and the accompanying inner peace that comes with the experience of Transcendental Consciousness.

to find out more come to a free information session on tM in Maleny. Wednesday the 1st of March at 1.30pm, thursday the 16th of March at 1pm or 8pm. Please contact Wendy wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au or 5499 9580 to book.

Our bodies are magnificent complex instruments


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


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UR BODiES ARE magnificent complex instruments. Each day, out of our sight and awareness a miracle of communication and loving cooperation is occurring within us. healing, order and Divine design is being restored, and we tend to take this for granted until, for a myriad of reasons, balance is so disrupted that out of necessity, our attention is drawn away from outside distractions and we attempt to regain comfort and balance as soon as we can. yet really most of us have no idea what is inside our bodies, or what is inside our minds or even what it is that drives our emotions. however things are getting complicated, what were once rare health challenges are now becoming more common place. And they shouldn’t be. We struggle through the constant input of noise and disinformation from the outside world and our inner voice is dulled to a whisper. Often we have so many emotional scars that we aren’t even aware of what we really feel about things, people and the way our lives are unfolding. And we can’t communicate fully with others when we can’t even communicate with our own true feelings. And that’s sad because all of us, in the silence and peace of nature or our own sacred space, are able to find a clarity and wisdom that can direct us to the changes we need to make

to heal ourselves and come back into balance. Dr.Deepak Chopra, and Quantum science teach us that every year 98% of the atoms in our bodies renew themselves. What this means at a molecular level is that we are constantly renewing tissues, organs, etc. For example every 3 days we have a new stomach lining, every 3 months we have a new skeletal system, basically within one year we have renewed practically our whole body. This amazing ability to transform the old into the new is strongly influenced or impeded by our thoughts, feelings and life patterns. in our busy world the temptation to pop a vitamin pill, a health drink, or a prescription pill to fix us up is often done without much thought. But remember this, our bodies and we, as multifaceted beings need nourishment, and that takes many forms and ultimately short cuts don’t hold for long. Let this year be a discovery and a recovery of the wonderful potential you have to demonstrate all that you are meant to be. 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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RAiNiNG hAS STARTED for Maleny Rangers Football Club and the Maleny Bushrangers Junior Rugby Union, and netball season is here too! As temperatures lessen, it's time for our younger generation to choose some of the huge array of sports on the Sunshine Coast. There's dance, circus training, pony club, little athletics, swimming , table tennis, tennis, touch football - and that is just on the range. Recent statistics indicate that children in Australia aren’t getting enough physical activity, with the country receiving a mark of D-minus on the annual scorecard, produced by Active healthy Kids Australia. "Families are finding it harder to fit in exercise into the day," said Tim Bagshaw, of Maleny physiotherapy. he says if organised sport is not their thing - try something you do every day - like walking to school. "parents tell me they are worried about heavy backpacks and possible damage to young backs. But carrying a backpack that is a comfortable weight, is an easy and cheap way to get health benefits." Over the past 40 years, Australia has seen a 42 per cent decline in children walking or riding to school, with no signs of this decline slowing down. The national guidelines for physical activity recommend that primary school-aged children get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, with strengthening or weight-bearing activity three times each week. Maleny physiotherapy helps parents get moving regularly for their own and their child’s health. parents, if you are concerned about your child's posture,








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Continuity of Midwifery Care for Hospital and Home Birth Pregnancy and Postnatal Care for up to 6 weeks Medicare and Bulk Billed services available

Sallyann Stewart

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

Naturopathic Clinical Testings: • Live Blood Analysis (Hemaview) – immune status, nutrient deficiency, digestive issues • urinary & saliva pH testing, iridology, gut dysbiosis, zinc status, blood type testing, naturopathic assessment, hormonal testing Specialising in: • Stress/adrenal management, detoxification, children’s health, digestive disorders, hormonal/thyroid complaints, preventative/maintaining wellness healthcare, nutrition & dietary support, fatigue issues. • Remedial, Relaxation, Deep tissue & Sports massage, Lymphatic drainage. Appointments: 5435 2599 / 0421 410 558 sallyann@naturaltherapiesstudio.com

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Ruth Donnelly - Holistic Counsellor Heart-centred approach to healing trauma, building emotional wellbeing. Integrating body psychotherapy, mindfulness, artistic therapies, Reiki, Acutonics, Bush Flower Essences, Dru yoga. Ph: 0409 564 276, ruth@ruthdonnelly.com.au, www.heartmindconnections.org Heartspace Artspace & Counselling-Liz Antcliff. B. Psych. MA. Coun. PG Art Therapy Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Sensorimotor Art Therapy/ Counselling Individuals; Couples & Groups.ACA; ACATA; ANZATA. Maleny/Brisbane Ph: 0438 1632 55 www.heartspaceartspace.com

DAY SPAS Montville Day Spa

Dr Ralph Stockmann

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

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

Maple Chiropractic Maleny Dr. Stephen Lowe, Dr. Samuel Lowe, Dr. Catherine Metcalf, Dr. Rebel Hungerford Concession, family rates & HICAPS available. Gentle, effective care for the whole family. 45 Maple Street, Maleny. Ph. 5494 3322 www.maplechiropractic.com.au Hinterland Chiropractic Dr Josephine Sexton. Using gentle, safe and effective techniques to maintain spinal health and wellbeing. Concession rates, Family discounts and HICAPS available. 21 Bunya Street, Maleny. Ph: 5435 2987 Dr John Pirie Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist Gentle hands on chiropractic using applied kinesiology. Over 30 years in private practice. Families welcome. Mon, Tues,Thur 2:00 – 5.30pm; Fri 9:00am -12noon 19 Coral Street Maleny, Ph: 5435 2155 www.siaholistichealth.com.au

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Juliette Kalifa Qualified Counsellor & Arts Therapist 20 years experience, combining counselling with arts and sand play depending on your needs. Adults and children, individuals, couples and groups. Supervision of counselling professionals. Ph: 5494 4307 / 0417 643 592

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

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Natalie Harms - Nutritionist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marisa...Naturally Marisa T Kliese offers a complete Natural Therapy Clinic. Services include, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Professional Counselling, Life Coaching, Spiritual Healing. Ph: 5494 2627 Tanya Kurzbock Naturopath, ThyroFlex practitioner, RBTI analysis. Discover your imbalance and get in the “healingzone”! Free 15min. consult Ph: 5499 9476 e:tanya@in2wellness.com w: in2wellness.com


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

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

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

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

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




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


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

Tarot Channeller Mary-Lou is now Montville based. 1 hour - $80 plus a free vehicle reading, (showing your present challenge). Hens and group bookings available. Phone 5445 7418 or 0418 912 797 Praxis Therapy Regression Therapy (Past Life, Current life, Ancestral), Future Insight, Inner Child Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Reiki Healing, Reconnective® Healing and The Reconnection™. Between Lives Spiritual Regression, Counselling. Maleny/Montville/Brisbane/Byron Bay Ph: 0417 754 242; www.praxistherapy.com.au

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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




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

City to Surf Painting & Decorating Re-paints & new work, industrial coatings, decorative finishes, Anti mould coatings. Quality & value for money guaranteed. Servicing the Range & beyond. BSA 1117847 Ph: Richard Daveson: 0418 708 620 Rob Presnell Painting Flaxton Quality workmanship and professional service, 2 pak coatings, sprayed texture coatings for floors and driveways, commercial line marking and roof coatings. Local reliable painter servicing the hinterland for 10yrs. Ph: 0451 100 286

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

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

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

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



What’s on in ...

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transcendental Meditation free information session on TM in Maleny at 1.30pm, 5499 9580 to book or wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au


Montville Chamber of Commerce, Montville Bar and Grill 5.15 for 5.30pm


Outspoken’s first event for the year


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


‘Park the Bark’ seminar, 6.30pm for a 7pm start, Lake Kawana Community Centre, Council website only 250 spots


Club Acoustic, Maleny RSL, $5 entry, Local caterers offer a delicious dinner for purchase, and the RSL provides a fully licensed bar, from 6pm


World Day of Prayer


Shuttle bus to Crystal Water Markets - new service


Milkin’ It for the Chappies www.facebook.com/Malenysmilkinit


“Wildlife Friendly Gardens” by Spencer Shaw, 10am till 12pm, $15/person, includes morning tea. Learn how to increase your backyard biodiversity in this practical presentation. Bookings: call Karen 0427 607 628 or nursery@forestheart.com.au

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Messy Church meets 4pm - 6pm, St George's Anglican Church, Maleny, All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult), storytelling, craft, fun and a meal to conclude, $2, ph: 54352941.


International Women’s Day - a noon Luncheon at Maleny hotel to support MNC or Zonta Dusk on the Deck, 5.30 to 7pm at the Maleny Community Centre www.zontablackallrange.org.au


‘Conversations with vSC’ forum are the primary tourism industry update sessions, 9.30am - 11.30am at Secrets Cafe, booking essential with Visit Sunshine Coast.



Aglow - Sunshine Coast, 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside, $8 includes morning tea, Melva: 5443 5752 Charity Monster Garage Sale from 7am at Maleny Uniting Church, 1290 Landsborough Maleny Rd, donations welcome, will collect heavy goods; Jocelyn: 5494 3693


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Harmony Day celebrate the coast’s cultural diversity this harmony Day. Learn about migrant experiences, their successes and challenges, at the free, familyfriendly, 'Colourfest' short film screenings in Caloundra, Maroochydore and Nambour libraries. Enjoy activities and light snacks. Bookings essential via Council’s library website.


Harmony Day in Maleny - all schools are involved in front of the Maleny Library and near the old QML


Play 'Big Games' for Neighbour Day, refreshments in the Nambour Courtyard, corner of Currie and Bury Streets from 3-4:30pm www.neighbourday.org


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Gemma Sisia’s Promotional tour, Buderim to fund raise for St Jude’s school in Arusha Tanzania http://www.schoolofstjude.org/supportus/upcoming-events

11-12 Motorcycle Swap Meet, hosted by the historical Club of Queensland at Maleny Showgrounds , $5. Gates open 8am for buyers and the general public. Allan: 07 5457 3449

25-26 Arts Connect Inc. Open Studio Trails 26

‘Push Bikes to Wheelchairs’- bring discarded pushbikes 9am – 2.30pm to the Maleny Showgrounds, a Rotary project, Chris: 0428 712 504


Eckankar Hu Chant and discussion, 6-7.30pm, Tewantin CWA hall, 123 poinciana Ave. ph: 5496 5054


tourism Roadshow Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane


transcendental Meditation free information session on TM in Maleny at 1pm or 8pm, wendy.rosenfeldt@tm.org.au or 5499 9580 to book


Clean up Australia Day


St Patrick's Day (a St patrick's weekend at Finbars!)

Maleny Playgroup celebrate their 40th anniversary with a picnic and entertainment, at 15 Cedar Street, www.facebook.com/Malenyplaygroup/ or email malenyplaygroup@gmail.com

Women's Space Maleny


“Keeping a Natural History Journal” workshop with local artist Robyn Graham, 1 – 3pm. Cost $30/person, includes afternoon tea. Connect with nature through observation, drawing and writing. Beginners welcome. Bookings essential – call Karen 0427 607 628nursery@forestheart.com.au


Sunshine Coast Art Prize closes


Holidays are here again!


Entries close for Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017, offers a major prize of $25,000, plus a highly Commended prize of $5000 and an artist residency. Visit Council’s gallery website for details.




Worship from 9am

Rev. C. Scott Kroeger 0412 681 715

14 Cedar St, MALENY info@malenypc.org.au www.malenypc.org.au www.facebook.com/malenypc



Eckankar Hu Chant and discussion with a spiritual theme, 9.30-11.30am, Kawana island Meeting place, parrearra. ph: 5496 5054


Free Heritage Discovery Showcase, Eumundi School of Arts hall from 10am-3pm on Sunday, experience living heritage. Climb into a jet fighter cockpit or enjoy fashion parades through the eras.

1-23 Ebenezer Art Fair at The Garden, Maleny


Good Friday

Sunshine Coast Stamp Club inc Stamp Fair, Kawana Community hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina, behind Kawana Shopping World, 9am – 3 pm, free entry, members of community welcome, Children welcome (accompanied by an adult). ph: 0417 720 581


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


Easter Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day concert, 2pm, Buderim War Memorial hall, Buderim, tickets are $20 including afternoon tea available at the Old post Office information centre in Burnett Street, Buderim

8 -17 BRvA Easter Exhibition, St Mary's hall in Montville

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

Tuition and Workshops Singing Lessons Spark the creative fire. Learn to play and sing a favourite tune at a party, perform in front of a crowd or just for yourself. Ph: Cardie 0400 101 797 cardieboydell@bigpond.com Piano Tuition Experienced teacher – all levels Experienced Accompanist – exams, concerts & rehearsals Dee Steele – 0413 253 193 Learn the Joyful art of Needlefelting Create Unique gifts, toys, artdolls whilst making new friends. Tuesdays 11.30am – 2.30pm. $20.00 The Market place Cafe Maleny. E: rosemary.mitchell@iinet.net.au

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Mixed Media Workshop experiment with collage and some interesting new products like awagami paper and brusho crystal colour whilst making a concertina book to display your artwork, from the day. holden’s Gallery Maleny – 10am on Wed March 8th. Limited spaces – bookings on 5494 2100

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

Keeping a Natural History Journal workshop with local artist Robyn Graham – Saturday 18th March 1 – 3pm Cost $30/person, includes afternoon tea. Connect with nature through observation, drawing and writing. Beginners welcome. Bookings essential – Karen 0427 607 628 or E: nursery@forestheart.com.au

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

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

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